Haxard

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    • Haxard

      I LIVE STILL

      4 years ago

      Now go away

    • Haxard

      I LIVE!

      5 years ago

      Now go away.

    • Haxard

      Anybody Home?

      6 years ago

      It seems that my activity here has trickled down to basically nothing. The forums here seem to have lost the initial edge they had when I first joined. According to the milestones, or wannabe xbox achievements, I am among the first 5,000 members to this site. I guess I should be proud of being a fan that long. But I think the only reason I made this account was so I could have stuff to do while I pretended to do work in my visual BASIC class back in high school. Now that high school has long since come and gone all the thrill and pizazz of this site have ceased to exist. I started one thread the entire time I was here, just one, and it went completely nuts. It was the stargate thread, which is on its umpteenth sequel now. The only proof I have to creating that is a dead link to my original watch list. Sadly they have long since deleted the actual thread now (hell it is over three years old now). I remember just stating my opinion of the show and asking others for theirs, never expected to get such a response. I quickly realized how little of the show I had seen when the post count rapidly increased.

      It was a good run, this site helped me pass the time through many a boring class. So glad that Red vs Blue is long from over. While the forums have lost their edge, the videos have not. So it was a good run while it lasted. Cheers!

    • Haxard

      Modern Gaming

      7 years ago

      First off, I don't even know if anyone even checks by my profile anymore. Hell even I rarely come by here...but to the point.

      Am I the only one who thinks that video games today are all kind of same-ey? It seems that for the most part the goal is the same in every game and that means to achieve it varies very little. FPS games online seem to boil down to just pure chaos with machine gun ammo flying everywhere while jack asses in vehicles kill everyone but the enemy. MMOs appear to be you either running around with a sword or a gun (sometimes both) killing X amount of bad guy Y for anonymous prick Z (and if you can catch who I just quoted there kudos to you). RTS games seem to all be about tank rushing, strategy in them is almost non-existent despite the genre name.

      It seems that every few years a game will set the standard and then every other game for the next five years or so just copies what they know will sell. EA almost uses that pattern as their business method as every damn game they produce looks just like the last one...but I digress...I am not here to bash on them.

      I mean look at RTS games. Command & Conquer was one of the bigger ones in the mid 90's. Build a base, build tanks, rush the enemy, do victory dance on their ashes. Has anything changed since then? Company of Heroes and Supreme Commander shook it up a little, but for the most part it comes down to tank rushes (or rather robot rushes in the case of supreme commander).

      FPS games I fear are the worst case of all of this next to MMOs. Hell, the two FEAR sequels were basically re-arranged levels from the first one with new weapons. Doom is actually proud of the fact that it is the same game over and over. Then the Unreal Series is just remake after remake.

      I don't know if I am getting my point across or if this has all just become a senseless ramble. It is not that I am mad at the gaming industry, and I keep buying games so something is going right. I guess it just seems like games are kind of getting lazy. It appears as if they only need to change the weapons around a bit, throw together a plausible story line, and make a few death match servers online and bingo....you got a game. The thing is...I don't know how to make it different or how to spice it up. It just seems like everything good has been done already. I don't know.........any thoughts?

    • Haxard

      Fuck Yes

      7 years ago

      RvB is back. I finally have something to help entertain me through the school years. Thank you Rooster Teeth.

    • Haxard

      Wow

      7 years ago

      So it seems that ever since Red vs Blue concluded I have fewer reasons to keep coming back here. To be honest I don't think most of the other series on this site are even half as good as RvB. PANICS was pretty good, but it was way too short. I know they did it purely for advertising purposes, but it was still good. RvB was just awesome, it got me through several years with some of the best online entertainment I have ever seen.

      I guess I never really spent that much time on here anyway. Since 2004 I still haven't logged 24 hours on this part of the site. I will probably reach 23 hours by writing this though. I don't even know if any of my online friends still look at my profile, it has been ages since I updated this thing. I am currently sitting on 24 mod points that will probably never re-enter the forum world. I guess if someone comes up and begs for them enough they can have them. I may shut my account down after that, I don't know.

      Cheers to RvB for a fantastic few years and five hilarious seasons. I wish it would continue, but I cannot force Rooster Teeth to make something they don't want to make. So until next time, au revoir!

    • Haxard

      Hell, it's about time

      8 years ago

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      For anyone born in the ninties, you know that video games for the PC were really starting to rise in popularity as more and more became possible. My gaming "career" started with games like Quake and C&C: Red Alert. It is weird knowing that I once thought that those games were cutting edge. But in 1998, the game StarCraft was released (along with other great games such as Quake II, but that is a different story). This game is by far the best real time strategy (RTS for short) game out there. No other game has kept my attention longer than this game. Though my xfire account shows me with a meager 42 hours, I didn't join that service until 2004. While Command & Conquer may have introduced me to the RTS genre, I believe it was StarCraft that kept me in it.

      The missions and skirmishes are always hard for me, as the computer always acts faster than I can. What held me to it, was the custom maps, in particular the one for the "Use Map Settings" option. It was so easy to modify the game, there is always a new modification coming out. No other RTS at the time could do this amazing thing. I believe that this is the main reason, why almost 10 years after it came out, StarCraft is still on the shelves. What other game has been on the shelf for more than one year? Very few, if any at all.

      To quote a website (can't remember if it was ctrl-alt-del or penny arcade) even if StarCraft II is the same as the origional just with a sexy 3D finish, I'll buy it. The game just worked so incredibly well. A lot of RTS games now need constant patching to help balance the sides. It seems that Dawn of War had a new fix every month. C&C: Generals still has somewhat uneven sides. And even my beloved Company of Heroes has had to do some fixing.

      My only true demand of StarCraft II is that they keep the map editing as simple as the origional. I believe that is what kept the game going for so long. (That and that they get back to StarCraft: Ghost, lazy bastards).

      Good Job Blizzard!

    • Haxard

      Command & Conquer 3

      8 years ago

      I don't know if anyone else out there is as big of a fan of the C&C series as I am, but I have noticed a bad trend with the series in the past few years. Ever since Westwood Studios was taken over by Electronic Arts, I've noticed that the series has been lacking the quality of the origional series.

      Granted, the graphics for the first Command & Conquer games in the mid 90's left something to be desired. Nothing was to scale and everthing looked kind of flat. But, it was still one of my favorite games next to Quake by ID software. The missions are still the most difficult I have ever played, and to this day am still unable to complete. The AI did lack the quality of today's typical computer foe, but it had its moments. The computer player would either rush you with everything it possesed, or just sit there and do nothing.

      My biggest complaint was when Red Alert 2 came out. Not only was it using an outdated game engine (a slightly modded Tiberium Sun engine), but it completely screwed up the story line that westwood had spent years setting up. Red Alert was supposed to be the prequel to the first Command & Conquer. When Red Alert 2 came out, everything just got all fucked up. Not only was the storyline now beyond hope of repair, but this was also the time when games like Ground Control II came out. While Ground Contol II wasn't the best game ever, it was truly 3D, featuring the ability to rotate the camera, a feature that Red Alert 2 lacked. It wasn't until C&C: Generals came out that the game became 3D. The main problem with Generals and Zero Hour, is that they had nothing to do with the C&C game other than the user interface. While they were decent games, with somewhat challenging missions, I do not think they deserved the title of Command & Conquer.

      I was just as happy as any C&C fan when the third one was announced. At first I was a little bummed that it was a continuation of the Tiberium Sun game. Firstly, I had never played the expansion to Tiberium Sun, Firestorm. Secondly, I still wanted to know how they were going to tie Red Alert 2 and its horrible expansion into this whole story. When the demo for C&C 3 came out, I downloaded it almost immediately.

      The initial charge of excitement soon wore off however. C&C 3 was on a slightly modified SAGE engine from C&C Generals, which has always kind of ticked me off. I never like spending $30-$50 on a game that looks the same as the one before, just with a handful of new units to mess around with (Dawn of War is notorious for this). The second biggest problem was the AI. Instead of making the AI smarter with increased difficulty, it just weakened your units, made the computer player's more destructive, and allowed them to get units out faster. I have always known that the AI in the C&C games cheat, I have accepted this. I once sent a spy into an ore refinery in Red Alert and saw an AI spend over $2000 in a matter of seconds. The AI in Tiberium Sun also had the uncanny ability to know where all your vital structures were when it came time to use their super weapons.

      Overall, I just was not impressed with the game. It is sad that after over a decade of playing the game, it has gotten so bad that I can't stand it any more. I don't know if it is entirely EA's fault, as much as I love to blame things on them, I think that the game was just destined to sputter out for me. I do not doubt that there is still a fanbase for the new game, but I regret to say that the Command & Conquer series has just lost one long time fan.

    • Haxard

      Update?

      8 years ago

      *EDIT*
      Just found this song. I'm not sure if I agree with it, I haven't even used a PS2 in years and have yet to actually see a PS3. But from what I have heard about the PS3 vs the Wii and 360 this song seems pretty acurate. Don't hate me for the song, I just think it's funny. Now back to the regular boring post:

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      Hmm, I figure I should probably update this thing at least once in a while, but I know not what to say. Until I can think of something, here is a funny joke someone sent me:


      If Operating Systems Ran The Airlines...

      UNIX Airways
      Everyone brings one piece of the plane along when they come to the airport. They all go out on the runway and put the plane together piece by piece, arguing non-stop about what kind of plane they are supposed to be building.

      Air DOS
      Everybody pushes the airplane until it glides, then they jump on and let the plane coast until it hits the ground again. Then they push again, jump on again, and so on...

      Mac Airlines
      All the stewards, captains, baggage handlers, and ticket agents look and act exactly the same. Every time you ask questions about details, you are gently but firmly told that you don't need to know, don't want to know, and everything will be done for you without your ever having to know, so just shut up.

      Windows Air
      The terminal is pretty and colourful, with friendly stewards, easy baggage check and boarding, and a smooth take-off. After about 10 minutes in the air, the plane explodes with no warning whatsoever.

      Windows NT Air
      Just like Windows Air, but costs more, uses much bigger planes, and takes out all the other aircraft within a 40-mile radius when it explodes.

      Windows XP Air
      You turn up at the airport,which is under contract to only allow XP Air planes. All the aircraft are identical, brightly coloured and three times as big as they need to be. The signs are huge and all point the same way. Whichever way you go, someone pops up dressed in a cloak and pointed hat insisting you follow him. Your luggage and clothes are taken off you and replaced with an XP Air suit and suitcase identical to everyone around you as this is included in the exorbitant ticket cost. The aircraft will not take off until you have signed a contract. The inflight entertainment promised turns out to be the same Mickey Mouse cartoon repeated over and over again. You have to phone your travel agent before you can have a meal or drink. You are searched regularly throughout the flight. If you go to the toilet twice or more you get charged for a new ticket. No matter what destination you booked you will always end up crash landing at Whistler in Canada.

      Linux Air
      Disgruntled employees of all the other OS airlines decide to start their own airline. They build the planes, ticket counters, and pave the runways themselves. They charge a small fee to cover the cost of printing the ticket, but you can also download and print the ticket yourself.

      When you board the plane, you are given a seat, four bolts, a wrench and a copy of the seat-HOWTO.html. Once settled, the fully adjustable seat is very comfortable, the plane leaves and arrives on time without a single problem, the in-flight meal is wonderful. You try to tell customers of the other airlines about the great trip, but all they can say is, "You had to do what with the seat?"

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  • Comments (34)

    • mr_pants

      mr_pants

      8 years ago

      hy! i live in leavenworh!

    • ARM

      ARM

      8 years ago

      Finally someone else who likes WW2. And I think the Germans technology was very very good.

    • GunzGalore

      GunzGalore

      8 years ago

      It is nothing like Band of Brothers, Flags of Our Fathers is told through flashbacks of the 3 Marines that survived.

    • camdaman

      camdaman

      9 years ago

      yeah ctrl+alt+del!

    • Leviathan25

      Leviathan25

      9 years ago

      You've got some sweet pics.

    • HalomasterDJ

      HalomasterDJ

      9 years ago

      Gah, screw politicians trying to make their name by suing the gaming industry! It is people liike this that take a horrible incident and make it into a big deal, blaming all of the wrong people that make me mad...nice journal entry.

    • Weps

      Weps

      9 years ago

      FYI: Rommel wasn't a Nazi, he never swore into the Party or attended a rally. He followed more along the lines of the older Prussian's tradition.

    • PissedKitty

      PissedKitty

      9 years ago

      I distinctly remember you on my Buddy List. . . what happened? :'[

    • DungeonFreak

      DungeonFreak

      9 years ago

      I still love that CTRL+ALT+DEL comic you have up in your about section... fucking awesome smiley0.gif

    • HalomasterDJ

      HalomasterDJ

      9 years ago

      I live in leawood...I love Calvin and Hobbes...good times...good times...