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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 1093 (Pro)
User ID 10334
 
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News Comments > Help Wanted
17. heh... Oct 29, 2002, 16:10 Hyatus
 
I remember being all hyped-up about TF2 way back when it
was announced to be a free mod for Q2.

The problem with the engine, to me, is not that it looks
outdated, but that mods are still limited to the engine
code from way back when which still forces fairly small
maps(by today's standards) among other problems.

Graphically, tho...heh...I remember playing this game in
320x240(or did I go all the way down to 200?) on my P-233
with an old ATI-Rage IIc AIW card.

Shortly afterwards I got a Voodoo Banshee and kicked some
CS ass back when the game was still fun and cheating wasn't
mainstream.

Anywho, Valve, ship another 'good product.'

-Hyatus
"da da da"

 
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News Comments > etc.
1. Fight Against the Canadian Copyright Boa Oct 24, 2002, 12:51 Hyatus
 
Those prices are insane.
I know Canada's dollars are less than ours, but yikes even
still.

-Hyatus
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News Comments > etc.
2. The new software controversy Oct 18, 2002, 12:27 Hyatus
 
Ugh...I'm so sick of these new proposals.
Software SHOULD be warrantied just like every other kind
of product out there.

The problem is, there are many kinds of 'software' out
there and no single proposal could cover them all.
Software needs its OWN constitution.

-Hyatus
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News Comments > Consolidation
4. eh... Oct 18, 2002, 11:41 Hyatus
 
It is a fun game.
However, I didn't think it was all THAT great.
The light-saber combos were fairly crap.
I want to be able to move the damned sword hand around
ala Die By the Sword. THEN I'll feel like a Jedi 'frickin'
Knight.

-Hyatus
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News Comments > etc.
11. well... Oct 16, 2002, 16:24 Hyatus
 
"talking about destruction, "dubbing" (changing language with voice acting) movies has got to be the sillyest thing ever. Cant imagine why anyone would want to watch a movie like that, it ruins everything.."

There are, believe it or not, good reasons for dubbing.
Personally, I prefer my foreign films subtitled, but alas...
My friend's brother has a reading disorder and, while a
fairly smart kid, can't read subtitles that quickly. It's
also good for being able to do something else while you're
watching a movie without having to pause it or wait til you
have more time. Plus, it could help a foreigner learn
english quicker if they know the movie(or read the subtitles
in their own language and convert it to memory that way).

My major gripe isn't the dubbing necessarily, it's the
changing of the story WHEN it's dubbed.

My secondary gripe is when stupid US distributors don't
release the movie in its original language and instead opt-
out for the crap dub only. *shudder*

-Hyatus
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News Comments > etc.
3. Retailers Shun New Acclaim 'XXX' Game... Oct 15, 2002, 11:53 Hyatus
 
Seriously...how stupid is this?
They'll sell movies featuring MUCH worse, but throw a little
bit of nudity into a game and "we won't stand for that kind
of vulgarity!"

Did the Wal-Mart guys even SEE the game? I mean, come on.
This isn't really even a violent game. And lighten up
Toys R' Us. Jesus.

-Hyatus
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
12. ermm... Oct 14, 2002, 11:48 Hyatus
 
Shouldn't Columbus Day be listed as a holiday on the date
bar?

-Hyatus
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News Comments > Consolidation
1. oi... Oct 10, 2002, 14:22 Hyatus
 
Let's see...

"By 2007, Microsoft hopes to have 10 million subscribers for Xbox Live."

heh...it'll never happen. Maybe if they would've launched
in Korea with 'Super Happy Fun Time the MMORPG' they would
reach their goal, but, seriously...

"The smart kids will argue that parents will be able to use that same high-speed connection for their home computer. Not a bad plan, but that only adds to the cost. In order to fuel both a PC and Xbox, you'll need a router or networking kit another $50-$100. And I won't even go into the pain of having to wire your house so you've got a network connection in your living room (where most consoles reside)."

Not to mention that AT&T Broadband which services a hefty
amount of cable users(and not in the good ol' Las Vegas way)
doesn't allow you to use a router for multiple connections,
instead forcing you to pay an extra $5 a month for their
butchered service. Oh, and that extra $5 doesn't buy you
any more bandwidth. ~,~

MS is living in a dream world full of huge green Xs that
pay out small green rectangles. It will never happen...

-Hyatus
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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