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Real Name James Holbrook   
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Nickname Hyatus
Email Concealed by request
ICQ None given.
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 > AMD Dropping the ATI Brand Name
7. Re: AMD Dropping the ATI Brand Name Aug 30, 2010, 11:47 Hyatus
 
Parallax Abstraction wrote on Aug 30, 2010, 11:22:
You already own the company, why cause confusion in the marketplace by changing the name everyone knows to one that by their own admission, will make less savvy consumers think they won't work with Intel systems? Really stupid move.

Less savvy consumers don't buy 3d video cards. If they ever do, they'll probably just ask the dude at the store what to get or the teenager down the street.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
10. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 27, 2010, 11:56 Hyatus
 
I guess I never really thought about it.

If you suddenly started saying that you liked game A or game B I don't think it would change anything.

It's not like you seem to give any preference to advertised game A or advertised game B and that would be the only thing I'd ever question.

On the flip side of things, if you did start talking about it you might not get news about certain games based on previous negative opinions.

You could, I suppose, do what parents and grandparents always tell you, "if you don't have something nice to say, don't say anything at all" and just talk about what you liked.

But really, whatever. I do enjoy the OotB(when I am not skimming them). It's what adds the Blue to bluesnews.com. We're not all gamers 24/7 despite what Penny Arcade readers may think.
 
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News Comments > Ex-Devs Slam RTW
28. Re: Ex-Devs Slam RTW Aug 25, 2010, 19:50 Hyatus
 
Surf wrote on Aug 25, 2010, 19:22:
You MUST give an employer 2 weeks notice before you leave.

An employer must give you ZERO notice to be terminated.

I have NEVER followed the above rule and even sued a company for slander since I left them for a competitor. Fuck em. Mercenary worker I am, and I will have ZERO loyalty to any company ever!

What do you mean "must"?
I think it's more of a courtesy. In my state we are at-will employment on either side.

The difference is that for a business, if they keep you on they are liable for you and if you screw up a lot, they are liable for more screw ups.
 
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News Comments > BioShock Infinite Revealed
23. Re: BioShock: Infinite Revealed Aug 12, 2010, 16:58 Hyatus
 
This is what all this bullshit is about?
Another fucking Bioshock game?

Where is the next Freedom Force, goddamnit?
 
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News Comments > Into the Black
2. Re: Into the Black Aug 11, 2010, 21:09 Hyatus
 
It's fake.  
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
10. Re: Morning Consolidation Aug 10, 2010, 00:25 Hyatus
 
If you don't want to update a game before you play, turn your internet off before you start the game.

Otherwise it will look for a patch upon startup.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
25. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 6, 2010, 11:55 Hyatus
 
xXBatmanXx wrote on Aug 6, 2010, 11:03:
Now, should videotaping be illegal? I guess I really don't care. I am on video everytime I step out of my car. Doesn't bother me one bit. I conduct myself the same way, on tape or not. I will leave it up to the individual states to decide.

Isn't the law supposed to be that it's illegal to record if the person being taped doesn't believe they are being taped?

If every officer is under the impression that they are already being taped, then the law wouldn't apply, right? I'm sure it depends on the state, of course, but I believe they're all mostly the same.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
14. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 5, 2010, 17:48 Hyatus
 
Wow. I have been skimming the ol' OOTB for awhile and totally missed this. Apparently skimming meant "didn't really read at all".

Sorry, dude.
 
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News Comments > Batman: Arkham City Announced
12. Re: Batman: Arkham City Announced Aug 5, 2010, 14:07 Hyatus
 
Cutter wrote on Aug 5, 2010, 13:25:
Fall 2011, wtf? Why so long? It should have been out this fall!

Should be out today, goddamnit!
 
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News Comments > Irrational Announcement Next Week
14. Re: Irrational Announcement Next Week Aug 3, 2010, 08:19 Hyatus
 
I'm still holding out for the next freaking Freedom Force.
I know they own that IP.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
5. Re: Op Ed Jul 31, 2010, 12:05 Hyatus
 
I call bullshit.
Doesn't Modern Warfare have a key or something that probably makes it impossible for people without registered copies to play online?
How the hell could he know how many people are playing it?
 
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News Comments > Capcom Profits Plummet
3. Re: Capcom Profits Plummet Jul 29, 2010, 12:13 Hyatus
 
InBlack wrote on Jul 29, 2010, 10:55:
I love this sentence though:
"when most sales were made of repeat titles, resulting in when most sales were made of repeat titles, resulting in higher game development costs."

You know Blue added that as a joke, right?
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
5. Re: Op Ed Jul 26, 2010, 13:27 Hyatus
 
Silicon Avatar wrote on Jul 26, 2010, 12:53:
Auto-aim is a joke indeed.

But mouse/keyboard is not the only way to accurately control a game anymore. If pointing devices like the Wiimote get accurate enough then there's no reason that console games won't storm full-bore into the "hardcore" FPS and RTS genres.

The first generation of motion pointers is still a little rough for that, but the second or third generation? Maybe not so much.

The problem with motion pointers is that my arms get tired after awhile. There's not really a way to fix that.

No, the best thing would be a brain implant that knows what you are thinking. Until then, k+m for me.
 
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News Comments > Doctor Who: The Adventure Games Available Worldwide
9. Re: Doctor Who: The Adventure Games Available Worldwide Jul 24, 2010, 16:27 Hyatus
 
Seems ridiculous to charge outside the UK. Should be the other way around.  
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News Comments > StarCraft II Budget Oopsie, Preorders Soar
21. Re: StarCraft II Budget Oopsie, Preorders Soar Jul 23, 2010, 14:23 Hyatus
 
kxmode wrote on Jul 23, 2010, 12:20:
Hyatus wrote on Jul 23, 2010, 12:16:
another stupid MMO

How long have you been a hater?

When I realized that the buttons I click are better than the buttons the WoW players click. :p

Seriously, though. I started hating MMOs when my buddy invited me over to watch him play EQ. His character spent half the time sitting. It only snowballed from there when tons of development studios started changing their tune from the old classics and decided to try this new MMO pop music.
 
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News Comments > StarCraft II Budget Oopsie, Preorders Soar
9. Re: StarCraft II Budget Oopsie, Preorders Soar Jul 23, 2010, 12:16 Hyatus
 
So, they spent over $100 million on WoW. WoW opened in 2004(november, almost 6 years ago). Let's assume the game has had 5 million monthly subscribers(has been more(11 million with China), has been less(when it started)) who all pay for 6 months at a time($12.99/month). That's $64.95 million a month times 12 months times 6 years.

Minus the $100 million for development and not even including what they've made on box sales, that leaves:

$4,576,400,000

4 and a half billion dollars.

It's no wonder all the good gaming companies want to make another stupid MMO and Activision Blizzard wants pay to play on everything.
 
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News Comments > Half-Life 2: Episode Three Hints?
4. Re: Half-Life 2: Episode Three Hints? Jul 22, 2010, 11:53 Hyatus
 
I could care less if they bring it out on an Atari 2600. Finish the fucking storyline without leaving me hanging for 3 years.

Only book authors should be allowed to do that and even that pisses me off(damn you George RR Martin).
 
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News Comments > A Game of Thrones: Genesis Announced
6. Re: A Game of Thrones: Genesis Announced Jul 16, 2010, 17:03 Hyatus
 
I hope Martin doesn't have a hand in this. We won't see it for ten years.  
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News Comments > James Bond 007: Blood Stone Announced
9. Re: James Bond 007: Blood Stone Announced Jul 16, 2010, 16:57 Hyatus
 
Note to Activision: Posting pics of a homely girl doesn't make me want to play your game.

Speak for yourself. I would tap that in a heartbeat. Plus, she has a kickin' singing voice. Though, I liked her a little better with some more meat on her bones.
 
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News Comments > James Bond 007: Blood Stone Announced
4. Re: James Bond 007: Blood Stone Announced Jul 16, 2010, 12:12 Hyatus
 
It would appear she has both a nasal AND a navel piercing, although she could just have a ridiculously large "outie" belly button...or she's a thin pregnant woman.  
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