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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. ~,^
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Signed On Jul 14, 2001, 22:15
Total Comments 1084 (Pro)
User ID 10334
 
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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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News Comments > etc.
2. That's the end of IT. May 30, 2011, 14:35 Hyatus
 
Seriously? One of the funniest shows on tv is about to end. This sucks. How hard can it be to do 6 episodes a year? I'd understand if the total sum of episodes != one us tv season. Shooting has to take up, what, a month at best? Jerks.  
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News Comments > Volition's New IP
6. Re: Volition's New IP May 27, 2011, 11:59 Hyatus
 
Cutter wrote on May 27, 2011, 11:09:
Jesus, all these guys are good for is mediocre shooters. And del Toro can fuck right off!

While I agree with the first sentence, what's with the second?
He's a great director who can actually do horror. Few horror games anymore unnerve me. I think the genre could benefit from this.

And yes, f them in the a for not doing another freespace-style game(about the only reason I still have a joystick).
 
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News Comments > Capcom DRM Follow-up
25. Re: Capcom DRM Follow-up May 26, 2011, 21:44 Hyatus
 
I'm always weary when I see questions like these from the suits. No matter what answer is given, whether sensible or not, the people who have the decision-making power try to please the shareholders who are mostly stupid sheep.

It's too bad Capcom can't please the consumers who decide to give the shareholders their money.
 
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News Comments > Chinese Gold-Farming Chain Gangs
25. Re: Chinese Gold-Farming Chain Gangs May 26, 2011, 14:24 Hyatus
 
I was thinking more like turning up a superconductor full blast and pointing it at them for a duration. You know, throwing science at the wall and seeing what sticks. Do you know what it'll do? I don't.  
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News Comments > Chinese Gold-Farming Chain Gangs
23. Re: Chinese Gold-Farming Chain Gangs May 26, 2011, 13:20 Hyatus
 
Yes, it's slave labor.
However, given the choice between manual labor or playing WoW all day long, how many people would choose the former?
(I might, but I really don't like WoW and could use the exercise)

I'm just saying that with all of the injustices China forces on its citizens, there are definitely worse things to be concerned about.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
3. Re: Op Ed May 24, 2011, 12:04 Hyatus
 
For every game that appeals to 'intelligence', there are a hundred that are nothing more than time-wasters.

I'd say this was on par with Hollywood.
 
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News Comments > PC Dungeons & Dragons Daggerdale This Week
4. Re: PC Dungeons & Dragons Daggerdale This Week May 23, 2011, 15:54 Hyatus
 
Icewind wrote on May 23, 2011, 15:39:
I hate when people say that. "Oh gawd, I don't know why but I want this."

Then why are you even gaming?

These statements make no sense together.
How does not knowing why you want a game have anything to do with why you play games?

It's like saying, "I dig Katy Perry's voice. I don't know why. Why am I even listening to music?"
 
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News Comments > Gay Character Plans: ME3 Yes, DNF No
41. Re: Gay Character Plans: ME3 Yes, DNF No May 16, 2011, 17:28 Hyatus
 
WaltC wrote on May 16, 2011, 17:00:
I play games for the fun factor--if want lessons in politically correct sexual etiquette circa ~2011 I will certainly look elsewhere. Stay out of my games! Thanks.

Having gay characters doesn't make it politically correct, it makes it realistic. There are gay folks in the world. There are gay folks who play video games.

I hope I'm being trolled.
 
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