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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 1069 (Pro)
User ID 10334
 
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News Comments > Secret Service Announced
6. Re: No subject Oct 11, 2008, 16:13 Hyatus
 
I must be alone in thinking the screenshots here look alright. Only problem I can see is that the ground textures could be a bit sharper.

 
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News Comments > StarCraft II Trisected
30. well... Oct 10, 2008, 23:00 Hyatus
 
Actually, my guess is that the Activision peeps just spent a gazillion dollars on Blizzard and want to start seeing returns sooner than later. Since SC2 is probably the closest to actually being done, here we are.

 
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News Comments > Gold - Fallout 3
50. Feeling used...games Oct 9, 2008, 20:21 Hyatus
 
Games are physical property. If original customer sells game to other customer, then when original customer wants to play it again, he needs to buy a copy. And by the way, who the hell buys used when the difference is $5(which is what most newer games have as a discount from gamestop in the first month or three).

 
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News Comments > Indie Devs Petition Valve
14. Well... Oct 9, 2008, 19:56 Hyatus
 
Why doesn't he just start his own indie dev steam replacement if he thinks it'll make so much money?

 
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News Comments > Free Game - Area 51
20. Re: No subject Oct 5, 2008, 20:49 Hyatus
 
At least a transvestite FBI agent.

 
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News Comments > On Gears of War 2, PCs, and Piracy
17. eh Sep 29, 2008, 23:22 Hyatus
 
<i> Here's the problem right now; the person who is savvy enough to want to have a good PC to upgrade their video card, is a person who is savvy enough to know bit torrent to know all the elements so they can pirate software</i>

What does he care? It's not like the retailers take opened games back. Also, knowing how to use bittorrent and using it for piracy are two seperate things. Torrents are easy, sure, but not everyone who knows how to use them(which should be most people) does.

 
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News Comments > Op Ed
29. well... Sep 28, 2008, 14:19 Hyatus
 
The game company doesn't lose a sale. If I sell GTAIV to someone, I need to go and buy a copy if I want to play it again. Game companies need to realize they ARE selling a physical product. And as such I can also sell their physical product(not that I ever sell my games, books or movies(I'm a media-whore)).

 
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News Comments > Evening Consolidation
1. Pre-owned market had "big" effect on Hal Sep 26, 2008, 22:44 Hyatus
 
These guys need a reality check. They are selling a product. If I want to resell that product it is my own perogative. I sell it, I lose the product. If I want it again, I can rebuy it. I don't know why they feel they are entitled to anything more than other media producers get(books, dvds, etc...).

 
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News Comments > etc.
5. NCSoft Sep 15, 2008, 10:12 Hyatus
 
Yeah, I just played the CoH 14-day trial and while the game was lacking a bit, the ads were very unobtrusive. Having them on a billboard isn't a big deal to me. Making me sit through ads like the theatres do now is BS.

 
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News Comments > How Publishers Punish Game Sites
21. gamefaqs Sep 6, 2008, 22:42 Hyatus
 
When I need to see how a game rates I look at gamefaqs and check out all of the negative reviews. If I see the same complaint a few times and it's a major one, I avoid the game. At least the consumers aren't writing for dollars.
"Official" sources for reviews are so freakin' untrustworthy. God bless sites like gamefaqs and imdb for telling us how things really look.

 
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News Comments > Mythic: $1B to Compete with WoW "Ridiculous"
22. Re: tchh Aug 30, 2008, 22:11 Hyatus
 
Warcraft rips character concepts and whatnot from Warhammer, but not Warhammer's lore. They have their own histories.

All I was saying was that it's easier to suck in fans of an established brand name than to start something brand new(EQ or AO for instance)
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News Comments > Mythic: $1B to Compete with WoW "Ridiculous"
9. tchh Aug 30, 2008, 12:05 Hyatus
 
God forbid a company innovates instead of trying to copy the competition. At least Warhammer has an established universe, I suppose. I'm so sick of all these stupid MMORPG clones. Why can't they be fun for more than a month?

 
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News Comments > Spore Preloads
2. Re: Anyone fucking care? Aug 28, 2008, 13:41 Hyatus
 
As much as I hate to say this...

I agree with you.

*goes to shower off the evil*

 
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News Comments > Steam Sales
19. Sucker Aug 24, 2008, 22:08 Hyatus
 
I did it. I'll buy most games for $5. Audiosurf is kinda meh, but BG&E is fun(have it for PS2). I sure hope the original team for BG&E is getting a cut.

 
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News Comments > Into the Black
4. Re: fo shizzle? Aug 23, 2008, 05:05 Hyatus
 
or technicolor

 
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News Comments > Team Fortress 2 Arena Mode
16. I dunno Aug 19, 2008, 11:41 Hyatus
 
I don't think this will really hurt anything. At least they're giving more options.

One of the biggest problems with this game is the lack of options for map-makers. TF1 and TFC had way more flexibility than TF2 does in that arena(no pun intended...well, maybe a hair intended).

Besides, this isn't nearly as lame as the ridiculous amount of servers that play the surf maps.

 
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News Comments > Afternoon Consolidation
2. Shenmue III Aug 15, 2008, 16:01 Hyatus
 
I want I want I want I want!!


 
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News Comments > Afternoon Consolidation
1. hmm.... Aug 11, 2008, 13:55 Hyatus
 
Does that figure from Microsoft include DLC games?
I'd like to think that the Wii sells more Virtual Console games than MS sells their games. That would make sense. Otherwise, Nintendo's just blowing this "most third-party games" thing out their ass.

 
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News Comments > Runic Rises from Sunken Flagship
15. No subject Aug 10, 2008, 11:40 Hyatus
 
Ruinic-ed?

 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
7. eh Aug 1, 2008, 11:36 Hyatus
 
I'll take my 12-hour cycles, please.
It makes reading the clock easier.(not that I can't convert, just don't see the point)

 
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