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Real Name Tom Landry   
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Description Stats: chain smoking, coffee swilling, overweight middle-aged male single dad with one 13 year old in residence.
Likes: games, cute Japanese chicks, milk duds, red meat, fresh bread, reading sci-fi, money, a good cigar now and
Homepage http://tjlandry.blogspot.com/
Signed On Jun 17, 2001, 15:14
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News Comments > Neal Stephenson's Sword Fighting Kickstarter
5. Re: Neal Stephenson's Sword Fighting Kickstarter Jun 10, 2012, 15:02 Hump
 
How about Diamond Age? How about Snow Crash?  
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News Comments > Crytek Going Entirely Free-to-Play
40. Re: Crytek Going Entirely Free-to-Play Jun 9, 2012, 02:08 Hump
 
Jeryk,

You make some valid points but the point I was trying to make is that F-2-P isn't and shouldn't be a major sticking point for most gamers. The model works and its one that will be used more and more as time goes on.
 
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News Comments > Crytek Going Entirely Free-to-Play
36. Re: Crytek Going Entirely Free-to-Play Jun 9, 2012, 00:25 Hump
 
Jerykk wrote on Jun 9, 2012, 00:21:
Further, the stuff i bought has NOT made me any more powerful....it's just allowed me to have more ways in which I can play the game.

Eh... that's not entirely true. For one, most of the unlockables in T:A are upgrades, not side-grades. More health, more ammo, more damage, more energy, etc. A fully upgraded Soldier will have a significant advantage over a non-upgraded Soldier. Also, some weapons are just plain better than others. The Jackal is inherently better than the Arx Buster, for example.

Most of the "upgrades" are superficial. A bit more ammo, 25% more damage against "armored targets" (vehicles and turrets which are rarely used) etc. Some of it is useful but not unbalanced or unfair. Most of the time I dont even bother with the "upgrades" because they dont impart any very significant. The Jackal is being rebalanced.
 
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News Comments > Crytek Going Entirely Free-to-Play
33. Re: Crytek Going Entirely Free-to-Play Jun 9, 2012, 00:16 Hump
 
BOTA:99 wrote on Jun 9, 2012, 00:10:
Hump wrote on Jun 8, 2012, 23:57:
BOTA:99 wrote on Jun 8, 2012, 23:29:
You can end up paying far more under the laughable "free to play" model. Why do you think they are all moving in this direction.

Because physical media is dead? Because people don't want to pay for a game and then a monthly fee? Because one can tailor their MP experience in a way that doesn't require endless grinding?

Just stop with this "ITS PAY TO WIN MAAAAANNNN!" bullshit. You can check out a game without spending a penny. Is paying 60 bucks for a retail game only to find out its a piece of shit make more sense to you?

Thats whats called a rhetorical question.

Yeah, a pay to win model is awesome. And in many of the latest f2p games you can spend far more than a single 60 bucks fee AND a monthly 15 dollar fee just in a single month.

Funny, I'm playing Tribes Ascend and quite a few people are using the free classes and are kicking ass while not spending a penny. So far, no one I know has been charged for the download.....or the patches.....or the DLC/new maps.....or the awesome support from Hi-Rez...etc. Further, the stuff i bought has NOT made me any more powerful....it's just allowed me to have more ways in which I can play the game. I still get my ass kicked on a regular basis from the people who don't pay a dime.
 
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News Comments > Crytek Going Entirely Free-to-Play
27. Re: Crytek Going Entirely Free-to-Play Jun 8, 2012, 23:57 Hump
 
BOTA:99 wrote on Jun 8, 2012, 23:29:
You can end up paying far more under the laughable "free to play" model. Why do you think they are all moving in this direction.

Because physical media is dead? Because people don't want to pay for a game and then a monthly fee? Because one can tailor their MP experience in a way that doesn't require endless grinding?

Just stop with this "ITS PAY TO WIN MAAAAANNNN!" bullshit. You can check out a game without spending a penny. Is paying 60 bucks for a retail game only to find out its a piece of shit make more sense to you?

Thats whats called a rhetorical question.
 
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News Comments > 38 Studios Bankrupt; FBI Investigating
27. Re: 38 Studios Bankrupt; FBI Investigating Jun 7, 2012, 18:45 Hump
 
They stonewalled state officials when questions started coming up about the late payments etc. This is politicians calling favors to the State Police and AG's office to break 38 studio's balls. Ive lived here my whole life. This is how the state political system works. Much like a Mafia family  
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News Comments > 38 Studios Closed?
64. Re: 38 Studios Closed? May 25, 2012, 02:42 Hump
 
I hope there is an investigation against EDC. There is no way 38 Studios burned through that much cash in that short a time.

jim, I don't think 38 Studios was frivolous with the cash, they took a shot and it failed. The problem, to me anyway, is that a few politicos were so willing to sacrifice taxpayer money and god knows what other perks to get a game studio in RI. In the mind of the ringmaster the game industry is somehow "cutting edge" to them and they want to be able to claim credit if it turned out good with high sales.

As it is now, none of these shitbags have claimed responsibility for this debacle
 
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News Comments > 38 Studios Closed?
5. Re: 38 Studios Closed? May 24, 2012, 19:36 Hump
 
This state is notorious for its politicians which Alan Dershowitz has called "The most corrupt in the country". The State has a checkered past with rumored Mob involvement in municipal projects (a running joke here is you'll never see a public construction project being done by a company that doesnt have a vowel in the owners last name). Appointments to positions and elected officials look at their positions as an opportunity to enrich themselves and friends. For example, "The Providence Place Mall" was pitched as a high end mall with expensive boutique outlets, gourmet dining (Think Copely Place in Boston) etc. Studies showed it would be untenable financially since the number of high income residents who could afford to shop there were'nt enough to support the place. The study results landed on deaf ears, bonds were floated, deals made without public input. It is now allowing in "Dollar Tree" and Trading card shops....ie; anyone who is willing to pay the rent.

38 Studios was a similar deal. A few politicos begged the company to locate here with tax breaks and funding. It was put through with out a single bit of input from taxpayers. Not a single politician is claiming responsibility for the wrongheaded deal to begin with.

This was seen by many of us before the papers were even signed for the Studios to move in. As usual we get to foot the bill for some scumbags who feel the state is their personal Kingdom
 
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News Comments > Serious Sam HD: The Second Encounter Demo & DLC Released
1. Re: Serious Sam HD: The Second Encounter Demo & DLC Released May 16, 2012, 20:53 Hump
 
Bought this last week on special for 14 bucks. nothing ground breaking but its fun  
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News Comments > Tribes: Ascend Passes 1M Downloads
32. Re: Tribes: Ascend Passes 1M Downloads May 16, 2012, 14:23 Hump
 
1 million downloads. Too bad there isn't more than 100 people playing at peak times.

Hi-Rez has done a remarkable job bringing the game back but I'm starting to suspect that the newer generation of gamers just aren't interested in this kind of game any longer.
 
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News Comments > Infinity Ward Collects $42M in Royalties
4. Re: Infinity Ward Collects $42M in Royalties May 15, 2012, 15:25 Hump
 
I wonder if the lawyers are keeping any of this

Is the sun going to set tonight?
 
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News Comments > FilePlanet Heading Towards a Black Hole?
28. Re: FilePlanet Heading Towards a Black Hole? May 3, 2012, 15:11 Hump
 
I haven't gone to FP in 5 years or more. I'd forgotten all about it.  
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News Comments > S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: 2 "Frozen"; MMOFPS Survarium Announced
39. Re: Skyrim Versus ThreatFire Apr 26, 2012, 01:53 Hump
 
yonder wrote on Apr 25, 2012, 19:58:
Apparently Bethesda bought the rights, so that's why the team isn't doing/won't be doing it.

Thats troubling since I dont think Beth has the talent to continue a game such as STALKER
 
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News Comments > S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: 2 "Frozen"; MMOFPS Survarium Announced
23. Re: S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: 2 "Frozen"; MMOFPS Survarium Announced Apr 25, 2012, 17:34 Hump
 
yah, I'll contribute money to a bunch of eastern Europeans and sit confidently knowing they won't take a walk with the funding.

..... and Russian hookers have hearts of gold
 
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News Comments > Something Growing at The Farm 51
4. Re: Something Growing at The Farm 51 Apr 17, 2012, 19:10 Hump
 
Ratty wrote on Apr 17, 2012, 17:48:
necrovision was so so. Not as good as Painkiller but I played through it twice so that says something.

It was certainly better than Bulletstorm.
 
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News Comments > Bulletstorm Sequel Cancelled; PC Piracy Mentioned
121. Re: Bulletstorm Sequel Cancelled; PC Piracy Mentioned Apr 10, 2012, 17:34 Hump
 
Epic fucked the game up. they should have let PCF alone to do what they do best.....make great old school shooters  
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News Comments > Shadowrun Returns Kickstarter
40. Re: Shadowrun Returns Kickstarter Apr 4, 2012, 17:44 Hump
 
I can't think of a better game for a Kickstarter fund. Weisman never fails to impress with his ideas.  
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News Comments > Grim Dawn Status Report; Release Plans
10. Re: Grim Dawn Status Report; Release Plans Apr 1, 2012, 07:43 Hump
 
the game videos look pretty impressive.  
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News Comments > BioWare "Considering" Mass Effect 3 Ending Feedback
39. Re: BioWare "Considering" Mass Effect 3 Ending Feedback Mar 19, 2012, 13:09 Hump
 
forget the ending, how about finishing that PvP style multiplayer they started then canceled.  
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News Comments > Dishonored Trailer
4. Re: Dishonored Trailer Mar 12, 2012, 23:05 Hump
 
for a game I'm really looking forward to, these two guys nearly put me to sleep.  
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