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April 22, 2010 by GeneralEtrius
As you may have heard, part of South Park's newest episode has been censored because it talks about the Prophet Muhammed and shows him in a bear suit, joking about the fact that Muhammed can't be shown in a picture. Now Muslim groups are making threats to South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone, and Comedy Central caved in and censored part of the episode.

Reading the story just pissed me off. Political Correctness (also known as double standards) has run amok. Why can Muslim extr...
January 29, 2010 by GeneralEtrius
Read the title. It seems 500 megabyte patchs are becoming very common these days. I was downloading an update to Crysis Wars and it weighed in at 511 MB. Why is this so? I read what was in the patch, and it was very minor. Some balancing, some tweaks, and small new map. How on earth can that take up 511 megabytes? It's ridiculous!

Maybe someone who works at Stardock or has experience in game development can help, or someone who just knows the answer.
November 28, 2009 by GeneralEtrius
Ever seen a game and just wanted to give it a try?

Two games I tried and liked:

Mount and Blade: This combat sim/RPG blows a lot of the major stuff away. Graphics aren't good at all, but the gameplay is. Amazing mod community.

X3: Reunion: Was looking at this for a while and decided to try it. It was a great experience for me. Sucked up a lot of gameplay hours, but was still very enjoyable. The sequel, Terran Conflict, is also very good, but I haven't played it as much.
November 13, 2009 by GeneralEtrius
(Before discussing anything, please keep your post within forum guidelines so this thread doesn't get locked)

In my opinion, American culture and society involving technology, games, and the other media is seriously screwed up. Look at all the stuff about it.

These days, its perfectly acceptable to show someone getting mutilated and a building being destroyed with untold numbers of innocent people dying, but when a boob is shown, or a sex scene, people heads freaking explode. I mean, why? ...
November 10, 2009 by GeneralEtrius
Okay, my first game (You're Banned!) caused an explosion of games, but here's my second one.

You have to say Don't you hate it when... and complete the sentence (EX: Don't you hate when teachers give a lot of homework?). It can be serious or funny

Now, here's the fun part. Before you create your own Don't you hate it question, you have to answer yes or no to the person above you's question, and give a funny, stupid, or crazy answer.

Here's mine:

Don't you hate when when you...
October 20, 2009 by GeneralEtrius
I recently got World In Conflict Soviet Assault, which is supposed to include the full World in Conflict game. However, it doesn't have an option let me play the American campaign, which is supposed to be much better than the Soviet one. If anyone could help, it would be appreciated.

Also, can you play single player skirmishes? The game doesn't even have an option for that either.
October 12, 2009 by GeneralEtrius
Hi all,

I've been having problem with heat issues with my computer when I run graphics intensive games such as Crysis. I clean the sysem interior of dust regularly, but it doesn't seem to help. I've noticed that the component that heats up the most is the graphics card, so I think that is the culprit (Maybe dust has collected on the inside fan areas of the card.

What appears to be the problem is that the graphics card is heating itself up so much that the computer shuts itself off to preve...
October 5, 2009 by GeneralEtrius
Title pretty much says it all. These are some games am I thinking about getting.

The Orange Box
The Elder Scrolls IV Oblivion (I've heard a lot of reviewer praise, and a lot of player criticism)
Fallout 3
EVE Online
Company of Heroes

Burnout Paradise
Sims 3
Empire Total War
September 7, 2009 by GeneralEtrius
This is a list of reasons why America is disliked in the world. I'm not trying to be overly political; I'm just making a point. That said, don't over react or start a flame war. And to those that think I'm singling out the U.S., just look at the title. If I put whats wrong with the world and then talk about the U.S. then your argument would justfied.

21 Reasons Why the World Hates America 1.       We’re a big country.2.    ...
August 24, 2009 by GeneralEtrius
Today (August 24) the imfamous torrent site The Pirate Bay has been shut down by order of a Swedish court after several large companies, which have constantly tried to take down the website, pressured to the court to do so. The staff of the Pirate Bay have said they are looking for a new host for their site, so we may not have seen the last of them. A company has also proposed buying the site, and adding legal copies of software and movies, and charging a monthly fee.

Pirate Bay was one ...
July 30, 2009 by GeneralEtrius

When I move my mouse cursor to the right edge of the screen, it goes off the side completely, so when I click, whatever application I'm running minimizes. I need to know why this is happening, because I can't move the camera to the right when I'm playing games. This has only recently begun to happen.
July 7, 2009 by GeneralEtrius
Oh Bother!

This is what the site tells me what I try to give Karma. Can the forum people fix this?
July 5, 2009 by GeneralEtrius
Thought we could all share what we like to listen to.

For me:

All That Remains
Breaking Benjamin
Bullet for My Valentine
Fear Factory
Five Finger Death Punch
Machine Head
Lamb of God
Three Days Grace
3 Doors Down

Got a lot more, just don't feel like listing them all

What do you like?
June 23, 2009 by GeneralEtrius
A lot of games are releasing DLC (downloadable content) these days, and it's an "all of a sudden" thing, as games usually didn't do this before. They just recently started doing it. What happened to expansion packs? What happened to free updates?

I know consoles have done this a for while, but it seems to be growing rapidly on PCs (Sins of a Solar Empire, Fallout 3). Makes me wonder. Anyone know why or have a theory?
June 17, 2009 by GeneralEtrius
Bit Torrent is ridiculously slow. I'm getting averages of 6.0 kb/s. It's taking fucking forever, and I'm pissed because I have really fast internet. (Another reason not to pirate games, takes forever with Torrents.) Does anyone know how to increase torrent speeds?