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Avoiding Wasted Time With Prince of Persia

shlepp Save game systems (507 comments)

I don't get why they have a checkpoint system, its totally useless to me. Since im used to games like Half-Life and any other game you simply hit F5 or F6 to save your exact spot. Games like Mass Effect on 360 have save game manually still (through hitting pause) but sooo many games now only save your checkpoint, they don't save your exact location after battling a horse of monsters/enemy's and having 10life left. If you save after some chaotic moment and the checkpoint/save spot is through even more chaos, you absolutely cannot save where you desire. I hate redoing things ive already done in a game (Call of Duty 3, 4, 5 are good at this annoyance) I would still prefer to be able to hit start and SAVE my EXACT location with my ammo and life bar where they are at. So when i die i dont have to redo some stupid fight with 100 soldiers poking their heads out of a trench tossing grenades at me.

more than 5 years ago
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Worlds.com Sues NCSoft Over MMO-Patent

shlepp Re:LambdaMOO (261 comments)

Gene Simmons invented everything and owns all patents, or at least he claims to according Dee Snider.

more than 5 years ago
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Microsoft Knew About Xbox 360 Damaging Discs

shlepp Re:I bought an elite about 6 months ago. (583 comments)

A lot seem angered and frustrated by the fact that they cannot move their 360 while its on with a disc in the drive. I don't understand, what's their "need" to move it around while its on? I have both a ps3 and 360, they have not moved an inch from their spot since i purchased and set them up on my television stand, why? because i see no reason to move them...logically speaking of course, but some people lack this simple logic and i /point and /laugh at them.

more than 4 years ago
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Microsoft Knew About Xbox 360 Damaging Discs

shlepp Re:Suprised? (583 comments)

Honestly if you scratch a disc by moving the console while its running, spinning the disc, then your truly a moron to the highest degree. Unless your obsessive compulsive and cannot keep your 360 in 1 position for more than a minute, then your still a moron.

more than 4 years ago
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Microsoft Knew About Xbox 360 Damaging Discs

shlepp dont move it (583 comments)

Heres a pretty brain dead solution, don't move your console while its running with a disc in the tray.

more than 4 years ago
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Great Games To Put On a Free PC?

shlepp Gta 1 & 2 (634 comments)

Grand theft auto classic and grand theft auto 2, both available free from R*'s website, as well as VDoom (open source doom, hexen, doom 2), and Wolfenstein Enemy territory.

more than 4 years ago
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Why Climbers Die On Mount Everest

shlepp Only non-indigenous climbers suffer (417 comments)

This only effects those who are not used to the climate, the Sherpa trek up and down that mountains as guides etc.. without much effort when compared to the foreigners who attempt to climb.

more than 5 years ago
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New Xbox Experience Goes Live

shlepp Re:Duplicity: theres already a "utility parition" (332 comments)

I installed Mass Effect, and also noticed it no longer has the random "loading" segments, I'm pretty sure Oblivion and larger games will no longer have the random 1-2sec pauses to load data.

more than 5 years ago
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New Xbox Experience Goes Live

shlepp Re:Duplicity: theres already a "utility parition" (332 comments)

There's no pausing, or scenery pop-up's anymore, it plays EXACTLY like the ps3 version does, the initial loading of the game when you start it up is the same no matter what system or drive its played from, that's just the intro. Its just those black screens that say "loading" that are reduced by several seconds, can expect more improvements as they roll out patches for the games to optimize them for this feature.

more than 5 years ago
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10 Years of Half-Life

shlepp Re:That's awesome but... (182 comments)

If you want to have lots of fun with Half-Life, get Half-Life Source, its got the physics, then just grab the HD pack off of steam as well to give it a small boost in visuals.

more than 5 years ago
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New Xbox Experience Goes Live

shlepp Re:I love it but feel stupid for doing so (332 comments)

-Haven't fixed the glaring file management bugs - it's not possible to do something like, say, delete 150 old Oblivion saves to reclaim disk space while keeping 5 of them without pressing 4 buttons for each individual savegame. Not a problem until you realize they're over a megabyte apiece, and on a 20gb hard disk this adds up fast.

This is why you make 4 save games and just keep overwriting them instead of making a new one everything, a habit Ive gotten into since Ive started playing games, i never have more than 3-4 save games which i just overwrite in a certain order. There's no need at all to have more than 5 saves for whatever reason.

more than 5 years ago

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