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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 1085 (Pro)
User ID 10334
 
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News Comments > Warcraft III Patch
4. yeah... Oct 10, 2002, 13:09 Hyatus
 
It's a fun LAN game, but otherwise, it's not all that great.

-Hyatus
"da da da"

 
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News Comments > Postal 2 Q&A
13. feh... Oct 7, 2002, 15:31 Hyatus
 
This game still looks fun.

And what's wrong with senseless violence?

Sure he sounds like a foulmouth idiot, but I think he's
just joking around.

You've never bragged to your friends how 1337 d1z $h1z@7 1Z?

Lighten up, folks. ^,^

-Hyatus
"da da da"

 
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News Comments > Consolidation
1. ugh... Oct 4, 2002, 16:39 Hyatus
 
'"It is not often we see such a clear case of national-origin discrimination," said Susan L. McDuffie, the commission's San Francisco director.'

Don't get me wrong, Sega might not be the best-run business
in the world, but I don't think anyone with 1/2 a mind would
fire that many Filipinos without good reason.

-Hyatus
"da da da"

 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
14. Re: ill pay the price Oct 3, 2002, 12:18 Hyatus
 
"It may not be an apples to apples analogy but it does shine a light on someone making a broad generalization about a group that really can't be backed up with any facts."

While I may or may not agree with the analogy, this is
obviously an opinion he made based on his perception of the
English. Proof doesn't factor in(unless you count all those
medieval movies with the king dressed in money and the poor
writhing around in their own filth as 'proof' ~,^).

-Hyatus
"da da da"

 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
13. hmm... Oct 3, 2002, 12:15 Hyatus
 
'and the stars of the industry have just as much right to be "rich" as actors, musicians, authors or anyone else who works in a creative industry for the hard work they put in and the entertainment they give to people."'

Everyone has a RIGHT to be rich, however, most actors and
musicians(not including authors as there are hundreds of
thousands of them and the success rate is VERY low) do not
DESERVE to be rich.

Although, I do believe that game developers should be paid
more(or at all, as the case may be
*cough*fatbabies.com*cough*). Publishers are pretty greedy.
Still, part of the problem is the retail stores who sell
their merchandise(that and the MSRP of $50+). They are the
ones who keep the prices so damned high. Lot of blame here.
Still, games cost too much. Wish there was a way to keep
them cheaper.

-Hyatus
"da da da"

 
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News Comments > Tech Bits
1. Athlons Oct 2, 2002, 11:45 Hyatus
 
Yikes...wondering why I wasn't seeing those 2800+ chips.

-Hyatus
"da da da"

 
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News Comments > Y-Project Dead
18. Re: While I didnt know about this game Oct 1, 2002, 22:47 Hyatus
 
Well, seeing as how it doesn't seem like they were trying
to attract any US publishers(or not doing it very well), you
could see how a lot of people overlooked it.

-Hyatus
"da da da"

 
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News Comments > Y-Project Dead
4. Re: another one down Oct 1, 2002, 14:16 Hyatus
 
Don't get me wrong, pirating does hurt the industry, but
this sounds like just another poorly managed business
problem. And, I mean, let's face it...even before pirating
was wide-spread publishers didn't exactly jump at
originality.

Tho, what exactly was original about this game, I have no
idea.

 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
27. *shudder* Sep 30, 2002, 11:40 Hyatus
 
Yeah, that Ralphie thing was weird.

So was that part later in the show where Janice has a little
tantrum.

-Hyatus
"da da da"

 
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News Comments > Conan Games Planned
8. hey!? Sep 27, 2002, 11:58 Hyatus
 
What about the ultra-kewl Conan cartoon series?
It was 50x better than the series(which was okay, IMHO).

-Hyatus
"da da da"

 
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News Comments > Consolidation
2. Sammy announces Seven Samurai Sep 22, 2002, 16:18 Hyatus
 
Aw crap.
I hope people see the movie before they play the game.

-Hyatus
"da da da"

 
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News Comments > StarCraft Ghost (Consoles) Announced
55. eh... Sep 20, 2002, 14:15 Hyatus
 
I don't agree with the 'standardized' control issue.
90% of the controllers at the store are just copies of PSX
controllers. Standard seems to be no less than 8 buttons.

-Hyatus
"da da da"

 
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News Comments > UT2003 Gold
44. Re: hmm... Sep 20, 2002, 13:15 Hyatus
 
Uhmm...why the hell would you need to have a DVD burner to
own a DVD drive?

You DO know they can play CDs as well, right?

-Hyatus
"da da da"

 
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News Comments > Sniper Ships, RatHunt on Hold
3. hoh... Sep 20, 2002, 13:10 Hyatus
 
Yeah, I'm eagerly awaiting the end of my shift so I can
scout the stores for this winner.*snicker*

-Hyatus
"da da da"

 
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News Comments > UT2003 Gold
34. hmm... Sep 20, 2002, 11:51 Hyatus
 
Well, look at the movie DVD industry. You think it caught
on because people decided to blow a few hundred bucks on
the initial DVD players? No...

It caught on because it started out saturating the market
and only got worse from there. The DVD section at Block-
buster was originally 2 shelving units. Now, it has been
expanded to more than half the store. And I went to the
local Fry's Electronics a couple weeks ago(by local I mean
40 miles from a major city ~,~)...One shelf o'VHS for
relatively obscure titles, and about 15 LONG isles full
of DVDs.

I think the biggest drawback for the moment of DVD-Rom
penetration is the lack of being able to play MPEG2 at
decent speeds without, I'd guess, paying thousands upon
thousands of dollars for a software license. Once that's
available I'm sure we'll see an influx of games using DVDs.

-Hyatus
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News Comments > StarCraft Ghost (Consoles) Announced
22. oh... Sep 19, 2002, 22:18 Hyatus
 
BTW, is there anyone here who owns a PC that doesn't also
own a gamepad or couldn't buy one for $20?

It's not like there's any friggin' difference between
consoles and adequately powered PCs except for the gamepads.

And aren't most video cards these days shipped with TV-Out
options? Oi...

So, saying that a game should come out on the console
because it's more geared towards the systems is, truthfully,
a load of BS, right?

-Hyatus
"da da da"

 
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News Comments > StarCraft Ghost (Consoles) Announced
21. Re: Oh good Sep 19, 2002, 22:14 Hyatus
 
eh...I don't agree about the emotion of those games(save
NOLF which is fun as hell and hilarious to boot).

The emotions Half-Life gave me weren't through scripting and
design(unless you count the occasional fright of a monster
jumping out at ya), but through gameplay(some tough battles
and trap-setting make it fun).

Starcraft got a couple chuckles out of me, but the bland
gameplay, levels, etc...did nothing for me.

I think there are three attributing factors to why Blizzard
does so well. One, HIGHLY established brand name. Warcraft
was a great game back then. Two, Glitz. While I sometimes
don't appreciate Blizzard's gameplay, they have great menus
and character design. And three, what seems like the
absolute BEST marketing team in the biz.

However, I'm almost willing to try out Worlds of Warcraft.
And I REALLY REALLY REAAAAAAALLLY HATE MMORPGS. I don't
think I can stress that enough. REAAAAALLLLYYYYY HATE
MMORPGS. Probably the marketing team. ^,^

-Hyatus
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News Comments > Greek Gaming Ban Challenged
7. yay... Sep 11, 2002, 11:50 Hyatus
 
Can we get three w00ts for Gr33c3?

w00t!
w00t!
w00t!

~,^

-Hyatus
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
15. Re: Of Sectoids and Elerium-115 Sep 9, 2002, 13:38 Hyatus
 
"the Logo this week had me reminiscing"

Me too. Best. Logo. Ever!

Now that you mention it, I think you're right. It is
Enemy Unknown. I remember the patches being compatible
with both versions. Hmm...Guess I'll have to go home and
try the game out again if I have time tonight.

-Hyatus
"da da da"

 
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News Comments > Postal 2 Delayed
9. lol... Sep 7, 2002, 16:20 Hyatus
 
I didn't know about the cat silencer, thanks.
*looks at screenshot*

Wow...these guys rule.

^,^
Viva Las Kitty Killers!(fark method or otherwise)

-Hyatus
"da da da"

 
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