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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 1092 (Pro)
User ID 10334
 
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News Comments > Rise of the Argonauts Trailer
1. No subject Jun 16, 2008, 11:08 Hyatus
 
looking to Greece the way

You wrote for the old Batman TV show, didn't you?

 
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News Comments > Grimm Trailer
5. No subject Jun 15, 2008, 00:44 Hyatus
 
What? This trailer is darling. I'd say that even if I wasn't his grandmother, Canadian McGee.

 
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News Comments > Evening Consolidation
1. No subject Jun 13, 2008, 22:07 Hyatus
 
Silicon Knights made one of my favorite PC games of all time, Cyber Empires(Steel Empires to you UK folk). I wish someone would remake it. Was loaded with fun.

 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
27. No subject Jun 13, 2008, 21:47 Hyatus
 
Seriously, how hard is it to make a freakin' Punisher movie? Garth Ennis' books read like a film. If they'd stop trying to "adapt" and stay with the source material it'd be bitchin' cinema.

I can't believe how they "Baned" The Russian in the last attempt.

And yeah, I actually kinda dug the Dolph Lundgren one. Super-campy, sure, but it fit the material at the time.

 
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News Comments > Hulk Combat Movie
1. No subject Jun 13, 2008, 11:32 Hyatus
 
People told me that playing Hulk: Ultimate Destruction was just like being the Hulk. It is. But that's because the Hulk is a giant green "living" tank that jumps far. Has to be the easiest superhero to code, save maybe The Punisher.

 
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News Comments > Limbo of the Lost Pulled
56. Re: Wintermute Engine Jun 12, 2008, 22:04 Hyatus
 
2.5D is not what the RE games are. 2.5D is what Duke Nukem 3d was.

 
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News Comments > Limbo of the Lost & Oblivion Similarities
6. No subject Jun 11, 2008, 13:30 Hyatus
 
I'm curious as to whether Majestic will pass it off as programmer's art just to show off the engine and not the final product which will be 100% theirs, or if they'll send off an apology to Bethesda and fire the artist.

It'll be a lot harder avoiding a lawsuit if they've given a copy of the game(no matter what the state) to anyone outside their company.

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News Comments > PC Aces of the Galaxy Ships, Demo
6. Re: Not bad! Jun 10, 2008, 12:27 Hyatus
 
Didn't need to. They put it up for free for a couple of days on FilePlanet.

I am very glad I didn't actually shell out money for it.
Talk about misunderstanding the audience. Even my wife would've rather played a space sim than that travesty.

 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
30. Re: Portal Tatoo.... Jun 9, 2008, 10:25 Hyatus
 
Where the Buffalo Roam was great. Maybe you didn't see it in the "right mindset"?

 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
14. No subject Jun 8, 2008, 22:31 Hyatus
 
While I won't defend SM3 with my life, I will contend that I've seen much worse sequels.

X-Men 3 sucked. They killed off a major character(not talking about "her"), "Baned" Juggernaut and ruined the whole "Dark Phoenix" thing. There wasn't a single alien. The only good thing about the whole movie was Kelsey Grammar(sp?) as Beast.

And what's wrong with Transformers? How could that movie undo the sheer terror that was the dance scene in Transformers: The Movie? I thought it was awesome. Giant robot battles in metropolitan areas, cool beans.

 
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News Comments > TF2 Pyro Update Plans
16. No subject Jun 8, 2008, 00:40 Hyatus
 
I agree about the stupid achievements. I'm cool with the ones that are gameplay-essential, like 1,000,000 healing points. That's awesome. That's an achievement.

However, the ones that REALLY piss me off are the stupid "friend" ones. I have to make buddies to get extra weapons? Lame. I play this game when I have time to, which with a wife and kid makes it almost nil. I don't play with the general public because I "love the community". I play because nobody can develop realistic AI.

ah well...

 
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News Comments > Into the Black
3. Re: DUI Jun 7, 2008, 03:34 Hyatus
 
I dunno...I call fake. Seems staged to me.

 
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News Comments > Empires of Steel Announced
1. wha? Jun 6, 2008, 20:27 Hyatus
 
Impossible. No data from that time remains! I call shenanigans!

 
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News Comments > Op Ed
2. Re: Advertising Jun 4, 2008, 22:54 Hyatus
 
It's just one way to defray the skyrocketing costs of videogames

Which I would understand if the end-user saw a break from the $60 price that games come out at now, but it's not going to happen.

 
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News Comments > Jack Thompson Disbarment Recommended
15. No subject Jun 4, 2008, 22:48 Hyatus
 
There are no laws in the US that govern selling kids mature rated video games/movies/books/whatever, UNLESS it's porn.

However, most businesses have their own regulations regarding sale to minors.

 
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News Comments > Ships Ahoy - Bus Driver
32. No subject Jun 4, 2008, 17:35 Hyatus
 
Well, at least they won't be able to blame piracy on their low sales numbers.

There is that.

 
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News Comments > Sorry Kwari
6. Re: No subject Jun 4, 2008, 11:14 Hyatus
 
No, I think the fact that we've basically outlawed internet gambling makes us feel like you outsiders.

 
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News Comments > Carmack on Crysis
11. No subject Jun 4, 2008, 01:02 Hyatus
 
I dunno. With the recent bs about no more patches for Crysis, I think anyone should be open to bashing them.

And sure he plugs his game. Welcome to business 101.

He's absolutely right, though. Crysis is a game for hardcore players. It isn't remotely accessible to noobs.

And how many people played through Crysis and then uninstalled it? It's not a lasting game. The first three Quake games are lasting.

I think I'm fine with him speaking up given these points.

 
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News Comments > Sorry Kwari
1. No subject Jun 4, 2008, 00:25 Hyatus
 
From what I read the game was uninspired, it was hard to make any kind of money and it didn't allow US players outside of the freeplay zones. It's no wonder.

At least someone's trying, though.
If only there was a way to play Madden NFL for real cash...

 
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News Comments > Ships Ahoy - Kung Fu Panda
2. *sigh* Jun 3, 2008, 11:27 Hyatus
 
You know, the first time I saw the trailer for the movie I was excited. They show all the other animals doing awesome kung-fu like stuff, I'm psyched because it's a cool-looking martial arts movie with animals that isn't dumbed down, I'm going to pay money to see it and then:

The panda.

Whatever happened to serious animated movies? All the cool stuff they can do these days with 3d and it all has to be relevant to the kiddies. I wish someone would kill off all of the producers that think movies need to be dumbed down, need to have a romantic interest, need to add an uber-"urban" character for "laughs"(*cough*WandaSykes*cough*), need to add a kid, etc...

I sure miss a lot of the pre-80's era of film and music where people would take chances on movies. And look how many more classics we had before then.

Alright, jumping off of the soap box.*ahh, that feels better*

 
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