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Joel Schultz

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    Penn Hills, PA, USA
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    UC, ping-pong, pinball, & *stuff* (tm)

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  1. I'm following this myself. It bothers me a little bit too that there's no offline single-player mode. But it has single-player mode. It's the "single-player" which is important to me. I want to play when I want, how I want, without feeling guilty by being beholden to friends etc. for "Why aren't you online so we can do X?". I have plenty on my plate IRL, thank you very much, and I'll play when I have a loose moment . My PC is online, so this likely won't bother me and I'll probably buy it anyway. Another game I'm watching is Limit Theory.
  2. Wow -- that brings me back to my X-wing days. I was a one-man army back then; enemy AI was laughable. I would routinely send my wingmen home so that I could max out enemy kill stats. In retrospect, it's kind of silly that a lone A-wing could take out multiple Star Destroyers and their TIE complements (60+ ships) all on its own. I suppose everyone in those games went to the Imperial Academy for gunnery skills, not just the stormtroopers.
  3. Did you e-mail 3000AD support? Maybe they'd be willing to give you a hand.
  4. Bump So -- has anyone picked up this game?
  5. I guess that shows that you should never bring a gun to a knife fight if the guy with a knife is a Ghurka wielding a khukuri! Another story on the same guy: Link 20 minute fight. Wow!
  6. I...AM...SO...THERE!!! Call me an ³ber-geek, but I can't wait for this to come out. I loved the original movie! :banana:
  7. IANAL, and neither is Wikipedia. But: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Legal_issues_with_fan_fiction
  8. So -- a RTS game in which going back in time to view and change the past is in development. It says you can use this ability to fix bad strategies. Caught in an ambush? Send orders to your troops in the past to be ready for the attack. Or send units back in time to reinforce them. Of course, your enemy could go further back in time and modify their strategy too. http://www.achrongame.com Big claims, but sounds promising. Has anyone pre-ordered and tried this? (And in case your wondering, yes, you can get into a Grandfather Paradox; the game deals with that in its own way.)
  9. Where did you hear that?
  10. Oh yeah: also reminds me of "Dances with Wolves", but sci-fi. Not that that's a bad thing.
  11. The first movie I ever saw in 3D. Now I'm afraid that if I see any other 3D movies I'll be disappointed. 11/10. The general plot regarding the Jake Sully character in some ways reminded me of C.J. Cherryh's "Faded Sun" trilogy (surtac officer Sten Duncan).
  12. Lately I've been on a bit of a childhood nostalgia binge. I've been recollecting things from my childhood -- toys, games, and TV shows. TV shows from later in life. As for TV, of course there's Robotech -- I've always been a Robotech fan (see my avatar). But there were a couple other good shows I remember from my childhood. Like the Mysterious Cities of Gold. I actually had a mediocre copy of the whole series on VHS tape, but was surprised to learn that they actually offer them now on DVD, like through Amazon. So having a bit of spare cash around, I went and ordered it. You know, I forgot about how enjoyable the series is. Sure, from an adult standpoint watching, it has its cheesy moments. Some of the dialogue. Suspension of disbelief about the technology. But for all that it was a really entertaining series with an interesting plot. What I didn't realize was that as originally intended to be broadcast, there were short three minute documentary clips at the end of every episode. These were actually supposed to be educational for kids, teaching them about real places, peoples, and cultures portrayed in the series. No thanks to Nickelodeon for dropping those parts. This is the kind of show I wouldn't mind my child growing up with (when she gets old enough to watch TV, that is). But then I got to thinking more about this show. It's a show about adventuring in exotic locations. Uncovering mysteries. Puzzles that need to be solved to unlock hidden clues. Hunting and putting together clues. Digging into ancient civilizations. Growing as a character. Now look at a list of games that I've really enjoyed playing and movies that I like, noting "franchise" where I don't want to list all the individual titles, in no particular order: Games: Tomb Raider (franchise) Myst (franchise) Beyond Atlantis Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis Knights of the Old Republic (franchise) Syberia (franchise) Obsidian Lost Eden Beyond Good and Evil TV/movies: Indiana Jones (franchise) National Treasure (franchise) MacGyver Star Trek (franchise) Cities of the Underworld Stargate Goonies I could go on an on. But each of those games, movies or TV shows all have multiple elements in common with MCoG. Especially within the point-and-click adventure game genre, which I am still a huge fan of. You know, MCoG itself would have lent itself to a good game. It has all the elements of a classic Myst-like adventure game already present. Plus it would get bonus points for originality in that it could set it back in the 15-16th century. I'd fork over the money in a heartbeat. So, that's MCoG for me: an enjoyable, entertaining, even educational show that (without my realizing it till now) shaped some my adult preferences in gaming, movies and TV. Anyone else remember this show? Like it? Hate it?
  13. Yeah, I have a really evil sense of humor some days. I wonder if we had any wannabe Darwin Award winners who tried it...without saving.
  14. Sure you can (at least, you can in UCAWA). In fact, you can shoot the exact same deadly shrapnel they shoot at you when they explode. (This works in UCAWA. Not sure about UCCE, which I don't have. The below is an extremely risky maneuver, so be sure to save first!) 1. Get the enemy into range -- the closer the better. Given that the AI may not like a 1 km approach, you might have to chase them. Ideally, you'd want to be really close and them on an approach vector. So long as they aren't escaping from your range too quickly, the shrapnel should hit. 2. Press CTRL-ALT-E, then quickly type "Y". Your enemy should now be peppered by high-speed deadly shrapnel shot from your ship. And don't say I didn't warn you to save first!!! /Wot? You read the manual and know what that command sequence does and refuse to execute it? Pifflesticks!
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