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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 > Crytek Responds to Crysis 2 Leak
168. Re: Crytek Responds to Crysis 2 Leak Feb 13, 2011, 13:32 Hump
 
Porn-O-Matic wrote on Feb 13, 2011, 13:08:
The retards here who seem to think that copying a game doesn't hurt anyone are obviously COMPLETELY missing the point. Furthermore, they must not be PC gamers either. I'll elaborate momentarily.

The argument that copying doesn't cost anything is irrelevant. Absolutely and completely... irrelevant. (If you don't know what "irrelevant" means, Google it.) It's irrelevant for 2 reasons...

1.) Unauthorized copying of games is illegal. It doesn't matter what your ethical point of view is or how perfectly you can "prove" (in your own fucked up world) that it doesn't "cost" anything to anyone. The law trumps any bullshit you spew from your mouth. It's illegal. Period. You're not fucking allowed to do it, asshole. If you do, you should go to JAIL and get your faggot ass raped.

2.) Game developers are in charge. And here's where it matters if you're a PC gamer or not. PC games are the undeniable leader in piracy. PC game developers know this. Now pay close attention, morons... read this slowly if you need to and I'll try to use small words that you can handle... PC game developers are going to IGNORE any philosophy, reasoning, justification, or ass-backwards argument you make that promotes piracy or attempts to make it appear that piracy costs nothing.

In other words, if PC developers decide that the piracy is costing them too much, they'll stop making PC games. Period. Your words mean NOTHING to them. If you pirate games, you are no longer a customer... you're a criminal. (Refer to reason #1 above if that's confusing for you.)

It's that simple. They don't care about your personal views on the differences (or similarities) between physical private property and intellectual property. THEY choose. THEY decide. THEY are not obligated to listen to your fucking bullshit.

Even if you post the most epic forum comment, or a 1000 page white paper on how piracy doesn't really hurt the developer, it won't make one iota of difference to the developer. They're not going to look at your retarded rantings and say, "Oh golly gee... okay. You're right. We'll just keep making games that cost us 1 million to make, but only generate $100,000 in revenue because the other $900,000 worth was downloaded from a torrent. Yeah, that makes perfect sense. Who are we to argue with you?"

Yeah right. That's not gonna happen. Scream all you like, post all you want, but get a fucking clue, morons. The developers are NOT listening.


1.) People will continue to pirate games. Whether its illegal, immoral or otherwise. This includes PC and Console. Pontificate until you are blue in the face, this will not change.

2.) People do NOT give a shit. They don't respond to legal threats, guilt, DRM or anything else you'd care to name.

If you are a game developer you can either sit and bitch about how rotten and unappreciative folks are or you can sit and think about ways to monetize your product in the current climate. The former will give you ulcers. The latter? a shot at making a living.

As far as the argument goes, yes, I'm sure piracy has affected PC sales by some percentage but its been shown its a helluva lot less than publishers (movies, music, games) are claiming when they run to the politicians to get special legislation passed. The biggest factor in the decline of PC gaming is simply that less people are using high powered desktop systems now as compared to even 5 years ago. Smartphones have replaced desktops for things like email, chat, web browsing, e-commerce etc. When the same people DO need some kind of full featured PC most use a laptop, few of which are powerful enough to run AAA games like Crysis 2 (though that seems to be changing for the better)

Further, this is probably the last generation of dedicated consoles we'll see. The game industry is looking to cloud computing to kill several birds with one stone. Things like "lost revenue" due to used game sales, illegal downloading etc will be a non-issue once CC has matured in a couple of more years.

Until that time things aren't going to change much. Arguing morality/ethics might rock your world but, ultimately, its a dead end as far as downloading goes. The market will find equilibrium.
 
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News Comments > Crytek Responds to Crysis 2 Leak
147. Re: Crytek responds to Crysis 2 Leak Feb 13, 2011, 09:31 Hump
 
seeing as I already preordered the thing I checked it out.

it is absolutely NOT worth downloading due to the state its in. Frequent crashes, freeze-ups, binding issues, etc. If you plan on buying it, don't ruin the game for yourself by playing this hunk of internal shit. It makes me wonder why EA/Crytek are worrying about this at all. very few people will have the patience to play it through.

FWIW. What little gameplay I did experience seemed a lot more focused but NOT dumbed down like people are expecting.
 
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News Comments > Crytek Responds to Crysis 2 Leak
6. Re: Crytek responds to Crysis 2 Leak Feb 12, 2011, 15:48 Hump
 
You know what "damages the PC packaged goods market"? Not keeping track of your internal security.  
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News Comments > Duke Nukem Forever Interview
3. Re: Duke Nukem Forever Interview Feb 12, 2011, 14:22 Hump
 
"Duke, was it any good?"

DUKE: "It better be, I had to pawn my girls engagement ring to finish the fucking thing...."

Ok, I'm sorry....I'm so so sorry......
 
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News Comments > Evening Screenshots
1. Re: Evening Screenshots Feb 12, 2011, 10:25 Hump
 
man, the devs sure know how to give fans blue balls. I'm dying to see what the new terrain and characters look like. And, of course, the weapons........  
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News Comments > Crysis 2 Crisis: Game and Key Leaked?
54. Re: Crysis 2 Crisis: Game and Key Leaked? Feb 12, 2011, 10:20 Hump
 
AnointedSword wrote on Feb 12, 2011, 07:17:
A joke...Morals went down the tubes...Some day you guys will face the truth and when you do...you will remember my words!:) With that said, I hear people complaining that the devs and security are at fault instead of the individual that leaked it? What a dumb thing to say.

OK, taking the game (or song, or movie) is "immoral"......now what? Do you think several hundred thousand people are going to suddenly feel guilty and delete it from their HD's? The media company uses a draconian form of DRM which 1.) does nothing to stop people from pirating 2.) fucks up the ability of those who honestly bought to take their media and use it wherever they want. Tell me how THAT scenario, which plays out on a daily basis, is helping the issue?

With the exception of a handful of deluded kids, no one is claiming that the creators shouldnt make money off their creations. The problem is that distribution models have changed. Publishers are now excess baggage but want to continue to be overpaid middlemen by distributing plastic discs which are no longer needed. Valve saw this coming long ago. You'll notice they don't waste time by worrying that a bunch of prates have downloaded their game since the vast majority of those people wouldn't have come up with the cash to buy it anyway. Instead they focus on serving the needs of their customers. When companies start getting it through their heads that one downloaded copy DOES NOT automatically mean a lost sale theyll be able to move on. For now they run to daddy government and attempt to have laws enacted to protect a dying business model. People like yourself get sucked into their propaganda that we are headed into a world where no one will want to create anything. The fact is, the net has enabled a far larger amount of artists to create and distribute than ever before for next to nothing.
 
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News Comments > Activison Financials - Beachhead Studios Announced
4. Re: Activison Financials - Beachhead Studios Announced Feb 9, 2011, 22:59 Hump
 
after this year is out I think people are going to be kind of burned out on tactical shooters for awhile.

Homefront, Battlefield 3, the free BF2 online game, Crysis 2, another CoD no doubt, perhaps another Modern Warfare title from the renewed Infinity Ward team and more than likely a few other titles I'm forgetting at the moment.
 
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News Comments > True Crime and Guitar Hero Cancelled
13. Re: True Crime and Guitar Hero Cancelled Feb 9, 2011, 20:18 Hump
 
They are now heading into the same plan of action with the CoD IP that killed Guitar Hero. They're over-saturating the market to the point where people won't be able to tell (or care about) one title from the next. All that matters is that next fiscal quarter. At that point some brilliant shitdick from Wall street will announce that video game sales have peaked and are on a downward trend.  
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News Comments > Breach Patched, New Dedicated Server
1. Re: Breach Patched, New Dedicated Server Feb 9, 2011, 00:58 Hump
 
Has anyone tried this yet? If so, is it worth checking out?  
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News Comments > Volition Would Kill to Make FreeSpace 3
2. Re: Volition Would "Kill" to Make FreeSpace 3 Feb 8, 2011, 20:40 Hump
 
I'm willing to bet that if they would open up a paypal donation account, put a goal for a reasonable budget that the fanbase would contribute enough to get the thing off the ground.

Also, making a special edition which would include a game branded joystick would be a no brainer.
 
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News Comments > Call of Juarez: The Cartel Announced
14. Re: Call of Juarez: The Cartel Announced Feb 7, 2011, 19:33 Hump
 
In terms of westerns, I actually enjoyed the CoJ series more than Red Dead: Redemption. First game was decent but the second game was a lot more focused with great voice acting and an interesting story.

Techland has gotten better with each game they make, can't wait for this.
 
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News Comments > Frostbite 2 Trailer, BF3 Details
46. Re: Frostbite 2 Trailer, BF3 Details Feb 7, 2011, 19:04 Hump
 
It would work (with Carriers) if they did something similar to Titan mode in 2142.

meh, we'll see.
 
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News Comments > Frostbite 2 Trailer, BF3 Details
44. Re: Frostbite 2 Trailer, BF3 Details Feb 7, 2011, 18:58 Hump
 
Sepharo wrote on Feb 7, 2011, 18:52:
Hump wrote on Feb 7, 2011, 18:51:
NO FUCKIN' BOATS???


COCKSUCKERS! Veryangry

Where does it say this?

I don't think they could possibly make it without at least PT boats. Unless they're skipping water play altogether.

I was hoping they would bring back large ships like we had in BF42. I'm sure they'll have a stationary carrier and small squad size craft. I just miss having the option of manning some big guns and spamming bases on island maps.....lol
 
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News Comments > Frostbite 2 Trailer, BF3 Details
40. Re: Frostbite 2 Trailer, BF3 Details Feb 7, 2011, 18:51 Hump
 
NO FUCKIN' BOATS???


COCKSUCKERS! Veryangry
 
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News Comments > Japanese Homefront Censorship
1. Re: Japanese Homefront Censorship Feb 5, 2011, 17:47 Hump
 
God forbid they name that degenerate little sociopath by name who's been threatening Japan with annihilation for years.

Mustn't offend.....oh no.
 
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News Comments > Precursors Patch
2. Re: Precursors Patch Feb 5, 2011, 03:20 Hump
 
Good news about the language issue since it seems some of the dialogue was translated using Google language tools.  
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News Comments > AA in Dead Space 2
2. Re: AA in Dead Space 2 Feb 4, 2011, 21:51 Hump
 
I just completed the game a short while ago. Amazingly good. Far better than I expected.

Its also one of the most visually gorgeous games around thanks to the art team who worked on it. It goes to show that its not just processing GPU muscle that makes a game appealing.
 
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News Comments > PC BF1943 and BC2 Onslaught Cancelled
30. Re: PC BF1943 and BC2 Onslaught Cancelled Feb 3, 2011, 19:47 Hump
 
I played the 360 version. I couldn't enjoy the game without the ships.  
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News Comments > Trainz Multiplayer Open Beta
4. Re: Trainz Multiplayer Open Beta Jan 31, 2011, 13:13 Hump
 
The only thing I can think of is this is something similar to Gary's mod using Trainz assets. Otherwise, wtf are you going to do? Avatars standing around complimenting each other on their creations?

EDIT: "In Trainz Multiplayer, you control one or more Drivers. Each driver is assigned to a train, so through the driver you can control a train. You cannot control a train which does not have your driver, and you cannot control a train which is already controlled by someone else's driver.

Both of the sessions initially provided for the Trainz Multiplayer Public Beta are "sandbox" sessions. That means that we provide the routes and locos, but you get to decide what to do with them. While we will be providing more structured sessions during the course of the public beta and continuing after the official launch, we wanted to start with the basics and get the community up to speed with using the multiplayer mode first."
 
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News Comments > Hardcore Dead Space 2 Reward
16. Re: Hardcore Dead Space 2 Reward Jan 30, 2011, 08:54 Hump
 
Icewind wrote on Jan 29, 2011, 19:06:
The further 4chan-izing and meme-ization of gaming. How disgusting.

This isn't funny, it's stupid.

at least you have a sense of humor...... Confused
 
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