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by DeadPoolX
Mon Feb 03, 2020 8:26 am
Forum: Non-Sierra Games & Help
Topic: Question about Half-Life 2 ...
Replies: 7
Views: 2649

Re: Question about Half-Life 2 ...

:( It sounds like a game I wouldn't enjoy, then. [...] Is there a "sneaking" skill in HL2 that you can improve to avoid ambushes and surprise attacks? I'm asking because, IIRC FPSes like Wolf 3D and DOOM etc., I could be sneaking around the dungeon and suddenly - BAM! Someone ambushed/critted you, ...
by DeadPoolX
Sat Feb 01, 2020 9:16 pm
Forum: Non-Sierra Games & Help
Topic: Question about Half-Life 2 ...
Replies: 7
Views: 2649

Re: Question about Half-Life 2 ...

What do you mean by "antiquated", DPX? [...] So how is HL2 different? I'm just curious ... :) Well, besides the graphics, I mean the general game design, interface and options would all seem very outdated. That might not mean much to you since your experience with FPS is limited to older titles (th...
by DeadPoolX
Sat Feb 01, 2020 3:39 pm
Forum: Non-Sierra Games & Help
Topic: Question about Half-Life 2 ...
Replies: 7
Views: 2649

Re: Question about Half-Life 2 ...

So, my question is this: what kind of game is HL2? Is it a pure FPS, or ...? *shrug* As far as I know, Half-Life 2 was the first game on Steam back in 2003. HL2 was an adventure/FPS. By "adventure" I don't mean the Sierra/LucasArts kind, but just that it involved more than purely run-and-gun tactic...
by DeadPoolX
Sat Feb 01, 2020 3:27 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Chatter
Topic: Toys of your childhood...
Replies: 13
Views: 4068

Re: Toys of your childhood...

Like Rath, I had tons of Transformers from the 1980s. There are probably still some at my Dad's house, although I did bring one with me to Canada: an original PowerMaster Optimus Prime that I purchased back in 1988. Nowadays the plastic creaks if I try to transform it, so I just leave it robot mode.
by DeadPoolX
Sat Feb 01, 2020 3:05 am
Forum: Codename: Iceman
Topic: Codename: Iceman Comic
Replies: 18
Views: 4553

Re: Codename: Iceman Comic

I didn't write either of the following paragraphs (notbobsmith did), yet somehow I was quoted as having written them... I think Hollywood has a tendency to G.I. Joe-ify the military: e.g. a person has training in being a paratrooper AND scuba diving AND piloting a jet AND fluent in several languages...
by DeadPoolX
Wed Jan 29, 2020 9:27 pm
Forum: Codename: Iceman
Topic: Codename: Iceman Comic
Replies: 18
Views: 4553

Re: Codename: Iceman Comic

I know this comic is only meant as a tie-in to the game, but it's so full of inaccuracies, I don't even know where to begin... :shock: Where? The comic is pretty much a "walk thru" of some of the near end game sequences (the disguise, the contact on the beach, hiding from the enemy). Maybe it's acc...
by DeadPoolX
Wed Jan 29, 2020 8:26 am
Forum: Codename: Iceman
Topic: Codename: Iceman Comic
Replies: 18
Views: 4553

Re: Codename: Iceman Comic

I know this comic is only meant as a tie-in to the game, but it's so full of inaccuracies, I don't even know where to begin... :shock:
by DeadPoolX
Wed Jan 29, 2020 1:22 am
Forum: Non-Sierra Games & Help
Topic: Question about "The Witcher"...
Replies: 22
Views: 13623

Re: Question about "The Witcher"...

That's another reason why having a DVD is better for me. :) It's either that, or having to download games from Europe ... and as games get bigger, the download times get longer. True, but you can back up the games you download from both GOG and Steam. Sure, you have to download them first (and in y...
by DeadPoolX
Tue Jan 28, 2020 4:53 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Chatter
Topic: Cool little Sierra find...
Replies: 8
Views: 2262

Re: Cool little Sierra find...

Codename: Iceman is visually a very beautiful game. But that Sub Sequence is... brutal. The thing is - Running Silent isn't the only thing you need to do. You need to dive the sub down also and get below the cold area - and run silent, so that no heat signatures are detected. You're referring to us...
by DeadPoolX
Mon Jan 27, 2020 4:52 am
Forum: Non-Sierra Games & Help
Topic: Question about "The Witcher"...
Replies: 22
Views: 13623

Re: Question about "The Witcher"...

So 8 megabits per second (mbps) equals 1 megabyte per second (MB/s). You can use this website to check or just type it into Google and it'll convert it for you as well. This means Rath is getting, on average, around 0.47 MB/s. That's just south of half a megabyte per second, which explains the long ...
by DeadPoolX
Sun Jan 26, 2020 9:58 pm
Forum: The Laura Bow Games
Topic: Laura Bow and the Mechanical Codex
Replies: 38
Views: 16057

Re: Laura Bow and the Mechanical Codex

Well, hopefully they have Activision's permission for this or they'll likely get hit with a cease-and-desist letter, or worse yet, a full lawsuit. Either way, it'd be a shame to see all that work go to waste.
by DeadPoolX
Sun Jan 26, 2020 9:31 pm
Forum: The Gabriel Knight Series
Topic: Tim Curry
Replies: 62
Views: 52033

Re: Tim Curry

Got all excited upon hearing Curry is doing signing London Comicon, picturing myself with a signed copy of GK3 - until I found there's also a London in Canada... Easy fix. Fly to London, Canada - meet up with DPX and Maia while you're there (Canada's such a small little country, I am sure they're c...
by DeadPoolX
Sun Jan 26, 2020 9:00 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Chatter
Topic: "FINISH HIM!".... Friendship?
Replies: 42
Views: 15050

Re: Mortal Kombat 11

So far I haven't found MK11 to be as interesting as MKX (aka MK10) for some reason or another. Not sure why, really, but MK11 seems to lack something that MKX had. It's still a decent-to-good fighting game, but I think prefer MKX overall. Oh, and Rath? Arcades still exist. There's one here in Victor...
by DeadPoolX
Sun Jan 26, 2020 8:54 pm
Forum: Non-Sierra Games & Help
Topic: Question about "The Witcher"...
Replies: 22
Views: 13623

Re: Question about "The Witcher"...

Whoopee - I finally picked up Witcher 3 (plus one of the expansions!) in a local electronics store! :D I prefer to pick up games on DVD if possible, because that way, I always have a back-up and don't need to download the game again. You can easily back up ANY downloaded game from GOG or Steam, so ...
by DeadPoolX
Thu Apr 18, 2019 3:27 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Chatter
Topic: We finally took a photo of a black hole
Replies: 43
Views: 15355

Re: We finally took a photo of a black hole

Hmm, I agree - although when I do research, I go much further than Google and/or Wikipedia. Yes, but you actually care about accuracy. Often we're "lucky" if someone even spends ten seconds to check if they're spelling a word right or using it correctly, let alone fact-checking their work to make s...