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Posted 04 September 2010 - 01:17 AM

Tracy Hickman's a man?

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Posted 04 September 2010 - 11:16 AM

Oh, laddie, I'm sorry. I didn't realise... >:]

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Still, you had to find out some day...

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Posted 07 September 2010 - 08:20 PM

Russia, a full hundred years ago captured in full colour with a special camera!

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Truly worth a look; at a reality we always saw and thought in black and white...

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Posted 07 September 2010 - 08:46 PM

That is very cool!

Who knew the Afro was a Russian invention!

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Posted 07 September 2010 - 09:28 PM

Trust you to come up with that!

This is an amazing set of photos though. It really helps you feel like you could step through and be there, rather than the distance black and white photos seem to impose on us young 'uns.
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Posted 07 September 2010 - 10:13 PM

Is this the best thread for this?

Anyway, Gaming Daily are currently running a blog diary of a play through of X-Com.

Part 1: Initial Set up

Part 2: First Contact

Part 3: Arms Dealing for Fun and Profit

Part 4: Terror Down Under

I find it very depressing that people writing for established games blogs admit to being too young to be playing X-COM on original release.

He's also playing it on Beginner if I'm any judge.

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Posted 08 September 2010 - 06:35 AM

He certainly is. Anyone want to do one on Superhuman? >:]
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Posted 08 September 2010 - 04:14 PM

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No sooner have I started than not one but too aliens

Too aliens?  Too aliens?  Argh, I'm too old for this shit.

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Posted 29 September 2010 - 11:51 AM

"What we're really doing is building an augmented version of humanity" says Google CEO.

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'We'... reminds me of something... :(

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Posted 29 September 2010 - 03:13 PM

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Eric Schmidt Dreams Of A Future Where You're Never Lonely, Bored, Or Out Of Ideas

In the future, I will not exist, then.  Basically.

It's amazing how connected we're all becoming.  Smartphones, iPads, Kindles, etc are quickly becoming technology that more and more people own and carry with them all the time.  How long until we start getting stuff implanted?

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Posted 29 September 2010 - 08:55 PM

View PostFullAuto, on 29th September 2010, 3:13pm, said:

How long until we start getting stuff implanted?
Been done for a long time. Mostly therapeutic (pacemakers...) but I'm sure enhancements of all kinds are incoming BIGTIME.

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Posted 29 September 2010 - 09:30 PM

I meant for communications, smart arse!  :(

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Posted 29 September 2010 - 10:14 PM

I tried inserting my iPhone. The results were not good.

Oh, you were talking about implanting...
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Posted 01 October 2010 - 02:30 PM

View PostPete, on 29th September 2010, 10:14pm, said:

I tried inserting my iPhone. The results were not good.

Oh, you were talking about implanting...
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Posted 26 December 2010 - 10:06 PM

My Four-Year-Old Son Plays GTA.

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Posted 26 December 2010 - 11:10 PM

Quite an interesting read, but... um. If the kid had started checking out the mission markers, that "innocence" wouldn't've lasted long. Free-roam under parental supervision is one thing, but it'd be a really good idea to hide the disc when Daddy isn't around to play with the boy.

And, because I've played the game to death, I feel the need to point out that you couldn't deal drugs in SA if you wanted to. It takes quite a negative stance towards them as part of the main plot.
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Posted 27 December 2010 - 01:52 PM

View PostBomb Bloke, on 27th December 2010, 7:10am, said:

And, because I've played the game to death, I feel the need to point out that you couldn't deal drugs in SA if you wanted to. It takes quite a negative stance towards them as part of the main plot.

That's pretty much the entirety of the plot. Also, despite your choices when talking to any of the dealers, you'll always always go hostile on them. Which is fine, because they carry a *x-rated expletive deleted* load of cash on them.
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Posted 28 December 2010 - 04:52 AM

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Quite an interesting read, but... um. If the kid had started checking out the mission markers, that "innocence" wouldn't've lasted long. Free-roam under parental supervision is one thing, but it'd be a really good idea to hide the disc when Daddy isn't around to play with the boy.

Seems to me like the kid would have refused to do the tasks required.  If he's morally against jacking a car, he's not going to burgle a house or carry out a dri' by.  The point I believe the writer is making quite effectively is that humans usually have morals, and playing games does not instantly corrupt those morals.  Which is at odds with what the media says 90-95% of the time.  Just because you go on a killing spree in GTA does not mean you are any more likely to do it in real life, unless you're a nutter who is going to go on a killing spree anyway.

Lovely knee-jerk reaction from an idiot.

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Posted 23 March 2011 - 04:33 PM

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(...) data strongly suggests that there's something strange going on with top-antitop quark production in higher energy collisions. The obvious question is what. The leading theoretical candidates aren't the usual sorts of things people talk about finding with the LHC, like a supersymmetric particle or the Higgs boson. Instead, the possibilities seem to be extra dimensions or exotic particles.
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Good thing some of us have actual other-dimensional training from X-Com Apocalypse then... :)

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Posted 24 March 2011 - 12:23 PM

View PostFullAuto, on 28th December 2010, 5:52am, said:

The point I believe the writer is making quite effectively is that humans usually have morals, and playing games does not instantly corrupt those morals.
And I like that point.




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