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Real Name James Holbrook   
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Nickname Hyatus
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Description I'm me...duh. ~,^
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Signed On Jul 14, 2001, 22:15
Total Comments 1072 (Pro)
User ID 10334
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
11. Re: Half-Life 1 Akira homage Jun 26, 2011, 17:19 Hyatus
 
Fantaz wrote on Jun 26, 2011, 12:36:
So which one came first, because it's not saying in the pic? Did Valve guys rip off that scene from the Akira Manga?

Well, considering the manga came out in the 80s, I'd assume it was first.
 
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News Comments > Crysis 2 DirectX 11 Patch Monday
10. Re: Crysis 2 DirectX 11 Patch Monday Jun 22, 2011, 17:44 Hyatus
 
killer_roach wrote on Jun 22, 2011, 17:08:
Give it up already. Windows XP is dead and buried, and mercifully so.

Right. Just ignore the numbers.
 
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News Comments > Heroes of Newerth Hardware Failure
6. Re: Heroes of Newerth Hardware Failure Jun 22, 2011, 13:27 Hyatus
 
Creston wrote on Jun 22, 2011, 12:34:
I'm kind of curious what kind of hardware failure can cascade across multiple systems, INCLUDING your backup systems?

Fire breaks out and the sprinkler systems become active?
 
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News Comments > Team Fortress 2 Über Update Thursday, Free Play This Week
9. Re: Team Fortress 2 Über Update Thursday, Free Play This Week Jun 21, 2011, 13:32 Hyatus
 
Tumbler wrote on Jun 21, 2011, 13:22:
I'm going to go home and uninstall TF2, I'm sick of it sitting there downloading huge new patches every week. I have no interest in playing it anymore.

While I do agree that the other games need some more loving, are you seriously complaining that the game you bought forever ago is still being updated and new free content is still being made almost four years later?
 
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News Comments > EA Didn't Pull Crysis 2 from Steam
5. Re: EA Didn't Pull Crysis 2 from Steam Jun 15, 2011, 16:46 Hyatus
 
bhcompy wrote on Jun 15, 2011, 16:19:
Surprised it took this long for comment. I'd say this is a blackeye for Steam then, very similar to what Apple does with iOS and what MS does with 360/XBL(and why Valve went with Sony/PSN for Steam, which seems a bit hypocritical now).

There are good reasons for them not to want to include this kind of feature.

1. Valve won't make money on this. Why would any major publisher put their DLC through Steam when they could localize it on their own servers? There goes a revenue stream.

2. Steam couldn't guarantee the content that didn't come from them. Let's say you buy $200 worth of DLC from EA. EA shuts down Origin or changes their mind on allowing unlimited downloads for DLC. It's going to make Valve look bad. At least with Steam, the content is always there to download. You may look at this and say, "well, I would know who the bad guy in this situation is." People are stupid. Look at how many crazy emails/facebook messages Uncle Bob sends you about all of the different conspiracies. That should tell you.

Ultimately, I would love to see the true numbers in two years time. I'd like to see what Valve has lost and what EA has made.
 
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News Comments > Crysis 2 Steam Crisis, Origin Exclusivity Planned?
138. Re: Crysis 2 Steam Crisis, Origin Exclusivity Planned? Jun 15, 2011, 16:26 Hyatus
 
KilrathiAce wrote on Jun 15, 2011, 15:53:
..."Unfortunately, Crytek has an agreement with another download service which violates the new rules from Steam and resulted in its expulsion of Crysis II from Steam."

Who wants to bet that "another download service" == Origin?
 
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News Comments > Crysis 2 Steam Crisis, Origin Exclusivity Planned?
7. Re: Crysis 2 Steam Crisis, Origin Exclusivity Planned? Jun 15, 2011, 00:33 Hyatus
 
Kajetan wrote on Jun 15, 2011, 00:20:
Remember a few years ago? When Valve decided that Counterstrike will be a Steam exclusive? And that Half-Life 2 will be a Steam exclusive? When many people are bitching about this weird Steam thing? Now they are bitching about a game NOT being available on Steam.

People, especially gamers adapt. Very quick.

The difference between then and now is that Valve created a new market for this sort of deal and does a damned good job with it.
EA is bringing nothing to the table except the lust for a bigger share of the pie(which I'm sure was still quite a bit more than the B&M stores were giving them).
 
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News Comments > Quote of the Day
17. Re: Quote of the Day Jun 14, 2011, 23:11 Hyatus
 
Sepharo wrote on Jun 14, 2011, 22:21:
I have an apparently rare boxed copy of FF7 for PC in a trapezoid box.

It's got to be the only game in my physical collection worth anything to a collector.

I have one of those still. It's actually worth something?
 
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News Comments > Quote of the Day
6. Re: Quote of the Day Jun 14, 2011, 14:44 Hyatus
 
Dmitri_M wrote on Jun 14, 2011, 13:05:
Don't even think to look at the boxes when I'm in a store that stocks them.

Ain't that the truth. Last time I checked, my local stores had a handful of new AAA titles(which were cheaper on Steam), an assload of Popcap(and the ilk) games and Diablo II(still surprised this game is sold).

Shelf-space deals with retail stores helped pave the way to the digital revolution.
 
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News Comments > It Came from E3 2011, Part 10
1. Innovations had gamers walking on a cloud at E3 Jun 13, 2011, 11:55 Hyatus
 
Realizations had them falling through.  
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News Comments > Hitman: Absolution E3 Trailer
5. Re: Hitman: Absolution E3 Trailer Jun 9, 2011, 16:11 Hyatus
 
The clip shows Agent 47 taking out a series of bodyguards in order to get a glimpse of a chick taking a shower. Or maybe he plans on shooting her

Can't it be both?
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
2. Dr. Jack Kevorkian, "suicide machine" inventor, jazz musician and painter, has died. Jun 3, 2011, 12:03 Hyatus
 
Sad. He was a pioneer in a dying industry.  
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News Comments > Star Trek Announced
3. Re: Star Trek Announced Jun 3, 2011, 11:53 Hyatus
 
the game casts players as Kirk and Spock for the first time ever."

Yeah, if you don't count the Star Trek 25th Anniversary game.
 
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News Comments > Star Wars Games "Our Priority" - LucasArts
37. Re: Star Wars Games Jun 2, 2011, 21:09 Hyatus
 
El Pit wrote on Jun 2, 2011, 15:53:
Nowadays, when Lucasanything writes "Star Wars", they actually mean "Clone Wars".

Sadly...this.
 
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News Comments > Super Street Fighter IV: AE DRM Changes
6. Re: Super Street Fighter IV: AE DRM Changes Jun 2, 2011, 13:21 Hyatus
 
Creston wrote on Jun 2, 2011, 13:04:
So where are all the idiots that keep bleating how complaining never changes anything? Please makes yourselves heard, fellas.

Creston

I am definitely in the camp that said this wouldn't result in crap done. I am glad it has, but does the handful of times this has ever affected something make me an idiot?

All in all, this should be a rule. If a loud majority complains about something, the company and more importantly, the shareholders need to listen.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
1. Re: Op Ed Jun 2, 2011, 11:53 Hyatus
 
The most interesting news in that Salon.com article was that Walter was inspired by a real person.  
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News Comments > Interplay/Fallout Online Woes
1. Re: Interplay/Fallout Online Woes Jun 1, 2011, 13:17 Hyatus
 
Sucks for the developers, but really, eh.
Interplay has sucked hard since the buyout. I'm not surprised. If they were smart, they'd scrap FO:O and sell the whole shebang to Bethesda. Actually, if they were smart they would have done that before this announcement.
 
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News Comments > ThunderHawk Studios Formed by Mad Catz
5. Re: ThunderHawk Studios Formed by Mad Catz Jun 1, 2011, 12:16 Hyatus
 
They've probably got a large backstock of joysticks they need to sell. Starting this game might get them to sell a few.  
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News Comments > Cryptic Sold
4. Re: Cryptic Sold Jun 1, 2011, 12:14 Hyatus
 
Xoxotl wrote on Jun 1, 2011, 10:46:
Anybody playing a Cryptic game must now, according to the revised Terms of Service, house and feed a Chinese gold farmer.

In a roundabout way, buying into these games will help do exactly that.
 
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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
1. 50 Paid Android Apps Worth the Price May 31, 2011, 12:02 Hyatus
 
Almost all of these apps have a free alternative that's just as good(some better). I work at a Verizon 3rd party store and when someone brings in a phone that's messing up, getting rid of the Antivirus app seems to fix it.

There are no viruses for Android phones, yet. Just the very rare malware. And I suspect some of these antivirus apps are malware themselves.
 
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