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Real Name James Holbrook   
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Nickname Hyatus
Email Concealed by request
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Description I'm me...duh. ~,^
Homepage http://
Signed On Jul 14, 2001, 22:15
Total Comments 1061 (Pro)
User ID 10334
 
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News Comments > Why Duke Nukem is Like The Beatles
13. Re: Why Duke Nukem is Like The Beatles May 11, 2011, 13:28 Hyatus
 
Sho:

Or maybe we're just Beatles fans who can't believe that anyone would compare themselves to arguably one of the greatest and most influential bands of all time.
 
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News Comments > Why Duke Nukem is Like The Beatles
4. Re: Why Duke Nukem is Like The Beatles May 11, 2011, 11:53 Hyatus
 
So, Duke Nukem is bigger than Jesus?  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
3. Re: Out of the Blue May 4, 2011, 11:54 Hyatus
 
I can't wait until 3d printers are cheap for consumers. Mostly, I think I'd try and recreate all of my old toys for my grandkids.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
2. Re: Out of the Blue Apr 30, 2011, 12:41 Hyatus
 
One of the ads is killing the vertical scroll bar in IE8. Works fine in Chrome. Might be the "box cloud file-sharing" that appears on the right hand side as it didn't happen on this page which doesn't have that ad, but does have the upper box ad.

Oh, and get well MrsBlue.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
6. Re: Out of the Blue Apr 26, 2011, 17:59 Hyatus
 
There is no dark side of the moon, really. Matter of fact, it's all dark.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
13. Re: Forward on the March of Progress! 7-11 Unveils the Dual Chambered Slurpee. Apr 22, 2011, 18:48 Hyatus
 
Fibrocyte wrote on Apr 22, 2011, 17:25:
Hyatus wrote on Apr 22, 2011, 13:20:
/if only I would have patented it. I could have made hundreds off of these.

Your grasp on innovation is certainly stronger than your grasp on economics.

This was meant as a joke.
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
3. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Apr 22, 2011, 16:01 Hyatus
 
How could you tell anyways?
Most of the Japanese girls I've seen in "the biz" look 15 until they reach at least their mid-30s.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
5. Forward on the March of Progress! 7-11 Unveils the Dual Chambered Slurpee. Apr 22, 2011, 13:20 Hyatus
 
They've done a multi-chambered Slurpee before(though, I think without the adjustable valve straw).

Not to toot my own horn here, but back in the 4th Grade I turned a water bottle into a 4-chamber drinking cup of awesome. Science fair, bitches. While all the other kids were making volcanoes, I was innovating up in this his-ouse.

/if only I would have patented it. I could have made hundreds off of these.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
16. Re: Out of the Blue Apr 21, 2011, 14:36 Hyatus
 
Wife and I just started the game last night and are enjoying it. It's been awhile since we had a co-op game we could play in front of the kid(soon to be plural O.O). Every other game out there, even if you turn off the gore, still has guns and shooting so that's a no-go for our soon-to-be 4 year old. I can't wait til the gun ban is lifted. She won't even let me play Contra with him, which is probably fine since we're still working on SMB1 level 1-2. He's getting there, though.

The 11+gig download was a bit much, but it finally got there after 5 or 6 hours. I have a low-end graphics card in my rig right now and it plays fine split-screen at 720p with everything except AA enabled. 1080p would be nice but with a baby on the way we're kind of, well, broke(I got Portal 2 for $20 before anyone asks).

I can't wait until tonight to play some more.
 
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News Comments > Portal 2 User Review Backlash
61. Re: Portal 2 User Review Backlash Apr 20, 2011, 14:21 Hyatus
 
Hello? PC? Mouse and keyboard. I don't need no stinking controller.

You do if you're playing split screen.
 
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News Comments > Portal 2 User Review Backlash
9. Re: Portal 2 User Review Backlash Apr 20, 2011, 11:52 Hyatus
 
Short running time aside, these all seem like ridiculous things to complain about.

I do wish Valve spent more time on creating levels than dress-up items. Frankly, I don't care if my robot has a cute hat and matching purse. If it doesn't have enough places to show it off then what's the point?
 
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News Comments > ESRB Changes
7. Re: ESRB Changes Apr 18, 2011, 16:47 Hyatus
 
Better yet, why not just trust that the developers and publishers aren't going to let little Timmy's avatar dress himself in entrails and rape kittens? They could just put an ESRB-style stamp on the box telling you exactly what's going in it.  
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News Comments > Op Ed
17. Re: Op Ed Apr 14, 2011, 13:41 Hyatus
 
Beamer wrote on Apr 14, 2011, 13:09:
That's not the way anything works. Ever.
It's called becoming the boss.

I have way more free money than free time. [...] I'm looking more ahead at getting a new M3 or the AMG C-Class coupe coming up. So I need my job in order to get either of those. I also want to be able to buy a really nice apartment, I never want to lose the ability to leave the country for a weekend whenever I feel like it, and I'll want to send kids to college eventually. All of those things require I keep seeking jobs that pay more and more. And none of them are impacted by blowing $50 or $60 for a few hours of fun from time to time.

And how much are you making?
Nobody I know right now can buy a nice apartment, a new car and still believe they can send their kids to college while considering a $60 game a sound idea.(well, except the doctor my wife works for)

Looking at all of those expenses on the horizon, I wouldn't look at my wallet and call what's in there "free money".
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
3. Re: Out of the Blue Apr 14, 2011, 12:20 Hyatus
 
and I think for the most part she probably enjoyed himself.

Is your dog pre-op or tranny?(Blue collar?)
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
6. Re: Op Ed Apr 14, 2011, 12:16 Hyatus
 
And unlike when they were younger, they now have more money than free time.
"They've got jobs, families, kids to take care of.

LOL
With kids to take care of you don't have any extra money. These folks must be making over $30 an hour. If everyone had more money than free time, they'd work less and have the time to be able to play these games.
 
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News Comments > Garry's Mod vs Pirates
21. Re: Garry's Mod vs Pirates Apr 13, 2011, 16:29 Hyatus
 
Keep in mind, too, some of us get sick of the drm(like requiring the disc to be in the drive) and find cracks to fix our legit purchases.

Besides, eventually the crackers(not the racial slur) release a version that fixes these problems. As soon as they're known(which they need to be or people will think your game is buggy), there will be a crack to "fix" it.

The answer is that some people will pirate, some people will buy, some people will do both. In the battle of DRM, the pirates will always win. Stop catering to the shareholders and start catering to the people who give the shareholders their money. Everyone will be happy.
 
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News Comments > Street Fighter X Tekken PC Announced
9. Re: Street Fighter X Tekken PC Announced Apr 12, 2011, 18:22 Hyatus
 
The difference is that the SNK and Capcom characters have similar abilities and fighting styles and only needed one game to mesh the characters together.

Making two games so the characters fit seems like more of a cheap cash-in to me than if they were to make one game where everything flowed correctly.
 
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News Comments > Street Fighter X Tekken PC Announced
6. Re: Street Fighter X Tekken PC Announced Apr 12, 2011, 13:19 Hyatus
 
I enjoyed both of those games seperately but now, who cares?

Tekken vs Soul Calibur or Street Fighter vs Mortal Kombat would make more sense.

Tekken is all about punching, kicking, combos and throws.
Street Fighter is punching, kicking, fireballs and other crazy special moves.

I predict this is how you win: Be Ryu or Ken, stand on the other side of the screen...Fireball, Fireball, Fireball, Fireball, Fireball, Fireball, Fireball, Fireball, Fireball, Fireball, Fireball, Fireball, Fireball, Fireball, Fireball, Fireball...KO!

/and yes, I typed out each Fireball
//bored at work and bitter at the world, today
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
4. Re: Op Ed Apr 8, 2011, 11:54 Hyatus
 
Creston wrote on Apr 8, 2011, 10:40:
So if we're looking for anything to blame, I'd start with the ESRB?

Exactly this. It's the same deal with the MPAA in the movie industry. Most companies are trying to trim adult ratings (R/NC17) off of their movies to achieve at least a PG-13. Parents will take their kids to see a PG-13 film, but R-rated movies still have a stigma attached to them, no matter whether the content was fairly judged or not. You try to go for the wider audience to bring in more money.

It's why I wait for a director's cut on some films. I don't know why games can't have the same deal. I'd say put a big "parental-controlled sex and violence" sticker on it and let it be adjustable, but kids are smarter than parents when it comes to technology and will eventually find a way to change it without the parents knowledge.
 
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News Comments > DiRT 3 Hundred Dollars
1. Re: DiRT 3 Hundred Dollars Apr 7, 2011, 11:54 Hyatus
 
Yikes. They'd probably sell more if it was an official DiRT steering wheel and pedal set.  
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