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Homepage http://www.speedmatters.org/cwatest
Signed On Nov 5, 2001, 00:47
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News Comments > Return to AoC Program
14. Re: Return to AoC Program Jul 8, 2009, 22:17 Paranoid Jack
 
Sweet! I got the e-mail the other day but today's e-mail has all pertinent info. Things to remember...

"Your 14 day re-evaluation period starts when you first log into the game."

"This free re-evaluation offer is only valid until 2009-07-22."
 
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News Comments > Dragon Age: Origins Trailers
1. Re: Dragon Age: Origins Trailers Jul 8, 2009, 21:45 Paranoid Jack
 
Finally some more game-play footage. I don't want to let go of my PC snubbing anger but... I must say I am slightly impressed. The animations looked quite good. Love the killing moves shown. I assumed these are PC footage... if not and the game looks that good on the PS3 and/or the 360 color me even more impressed.  
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News Comments > Alpha Protocol in October
3. Re: Alpha Protocol in October Jul 2, 2009, 22:39 Paranoid Jack
 
After seeing the E3 video this year I am far less excited than before. I'm hoping the game-play footage was from one of the consoles since I was planning on buying PC. I know it's premature to judge a game on just a few minutes of actual game-play but that is exactly why they created demos. Anyway I hope I am wrong because I really want this game to be good... better than good, great.  
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News Comments > Runes of Magic Expanding in August
4. Re: Runes of Magic Expanding in August Jun 26, 2009, 21:20 Paranoid Jack
 
We have to remember that one man's grind-fest is another man's entertainment. And of course this rule extends across all forms of entertainment and/or media.

For example I've read threads on forums with dozens of people touting a novel or an author as one of the best. Then I go out and pick up a copy only to find the author's writing style is boring and the story cliched beyond all reason.

In the end there is rarely a way to explain or fully understand the tastes of somebody different from yourself. I still can't believe there are people out there that do not like the taste of beer of one kind or another... just can't get my mind around that.

Oh, it took me forever to get a non-corrupt copy of RoM downloaded only to find it won't boot on my Vista/Win7 dual boot system.
 
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News Comments > Age of Conan Updated
15. Re: Age of Conan Updated Jun 25, 2009, 22:42 Paranoid Jack
 
Will W, you must not have got the e-mail they have had welcome back trails. I've been waiting for a reason to go back but at this point don't really want to invest the time. So I'll wait a bit longer.

Fion, how is the new PvP? I loved the old style just hated there was no negative to the grievers. Did they implement the penalties like they originally had proposed? Do the high level players ganking lower levels become flagged and/or have a bounty put on their heads like they were wanting to do?
 
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News Comments > Into the Black
12. Re: Into the Black Jun 25, 2009, 21:39 Paranoid Jack
 
Doesn't Paul own Micheal's music catalog? Or did he sell it back to him? I could have sworn he bought it and Micheal wanted the rights back but Paul wouldn't sell it back for any less than he payed for it.  
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News Comments > America's Army 3 Patch Plans
19. Re: America's Army 3 Patch Plans Jun 20, 2009, 15:27 Paranoid Jack
 
M$ or TimeWarner? Still just warm...

Hint 2: Think Logo.
 
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News Comments > America's Army 3 Patch Plans
15. Re: America's Army 3 Patch Plans Jun 19, 2009, 16:43 Paranoid Jack
 
EA or Activision/Blizzard? Cold...

Comcast? Warmer...

Hint: Think Death Star.
 
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News Comments > America's Army 3 Patch Plans
12. Re: Relax Jun 19, 2009, 15:10 Paranoid Jack
 
Thanks, for the info LMN8R. Sadly, that sounds like my job. LoL, I work for the Evil Empire. At times I've wondered if this large corporation was the only place with retarded management spreading misinformation and then blaming the employees when things go badly.

Either way the game is still FREE, right? If so, everyone should just take a chill pill.
 
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News Comments > Obsidian's Unannounced Game
7. Re: Obsidian's Unannounced Game Jun 13, 2009, 20:53 Paranoid Jack
 
I was pretty stoke about Alpha Protocol until I saw that extremely console-ish action segment from E3. So unless that was game-play limited to the console only I plan on taking the wait and see (read buyers reviews) before my purchase of the PC version.

What sucks is I had hoped Alpha Protocol would hold me off from buying Dragon Age Origins (PC) until several months after release. Oh, well... it's not like there will be a shortage of good console games to play this Fall/Winter.

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News Comments > Meet The Old Republic Smuggler
4. Re: Meet The Old Republic Smuggler Jun 13, 2009, 12:27 Paranoid Jack
 
"Here ya go ToR Talk"

Be warned: that site is poisoned or infected...
 
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News Comments > E3 2009 PC Wrap-up
20. Re: E3 2009 PC Wrap-up Jun 7, 2009, 23:18 Paranoid Jack
 
I agree with you, Jerykk. Both The Saboteur and Alpha Protocol looked like console games in the E3 demos and hands-on shown. A shame since I was really looking forward to Alpha Protocol.

I was interested in The Saboteur until his uniform instantly vanished and he was the center of attention hidden behind those crates. I can understand if the reason the uniform vanished was a way to let the player know his cover is blown but the way the video played out it left me with the same impression it left you with.

Still a lot of cool games. Thx for the list Blue. Nice way to end the coverage. This year I caught most of it on G4 but got tired of listening to the chatter and mostly scanned thru the recordings on our DVR.

Oh, my wife and I went to see Hang Over... what a funny movie. Highly recommended. One of the funniest I've seen in some time. Crazy shit. Don't take your children though.

edit: I haven't seen any best of lists yet but if that Old Republic trailer doesn't win something it's all rigged. That was one bad-ass trailer. Made me excited to see how well the project will come together.

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News Comments > ARMA II Flash Game
25. Re: ARMA II Flash Game Jun 7, 2009, 16:00 Paranoid Jack
 
Thanks for the info. It also appears that switching from one view point to another is a bit faster. Also with the 3rd person perspective will the TrackIR still be needed?

It looks like a nice improvement over ArmA(1) but I'm sure there will still be some quirky stuff that can get irritating at times. Usually the good times outweigh the bad.

Oh, is FADE the blur effect or some kind of DRM? Either way I plan on buying it soon. Not going to import this time or buy from Poland though.

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News Comments > ARMA II Flash Game
23. Re: ARMA II Flash Game Jun 7, 2009, 01:53 Paranoid Jack
 
Can anyone already playing ArmA 2 answer a few questions for me, please?

I know they fixed the no-reloading while moving at the same time shit but did they fix the wonky character movements? The latest videos make it appear as if the character movements are a bit faster less laggy. Are they faster/smoother with only lite weapons? Please, tell me all weapons don't play as if they are heavy to maneuver... taking between two and five seconds to get optimal aiming for a more decent shot?

I enjoy the realism angle but at times the heavy weapons feel the character has in ArmA gets on my nerves. I can understand if it's a large weapon but not all weapons should feel like your character is having a hard time using it.

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News Comments > EA to Publish APB
4. Re: EA to Publish APB Jun 3, 2009, 00:45 Paranoid Jack
 
Very interested to see how this plays out. Glad they went with normal people (well somewhat normal) compared to the superhero types.  
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News Comments > Alan Wake in Spring 2010
15. Re: Alan Wake in Spring 2010 Jun 3, 2009, 00:42 Paranoid Jack
 
The game-play demo I saw (with one developer playing while one explained what we were watching) left me less than impressive. Not that I don't wish them luck.  
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News Comments > On ARMA II Bugs
22. Re: On ARMA II Bugs May 29, 2009, 00:42 Paranoid Jack
 
Oh, I agree with both of you. I would rather buy another game like Stalker than to purchase another damned cookie cutter FPS on rails with scripted AI and scripted events.

The few bugs I dealt with in the original Stalker (even corrupted saved games) were a small price to pay for the over-all gameplay. I restarted the game three times in the week or two after release and loved it all the while. I'll deal with some bugs if you give me a game that doesn't bore me to tears.
 
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News Comments > On ARMA II Bugs
16. Re: On ARMA II Bugs May 29, 2009, 00:07 Paranoid Jack
 
I'm assuming some of you have no idea about the depth of this game? Or the size of the studio? Let's try to keep things in perspective. I'm not saying to let them slide but the size and scope of this game is huge. The editor itself sounds like a dream come true... if it's actually as good as they say. Give them a chance. Nobody is making this kind of game for tactical shooter fans. Nothing else comes even close lately.

A Large NA Studio released a little game called F3 a while back. Well, I still can't play it without it crashing to desktop randomly. The last two tries were a fresh install, even removed my X-Fi because they are blaming it for the crashes, using on-board sound, and the latest patch. Fresh out of the hell that is the beginning of the game it crashes within minutes. It's been like that since day one and they have done nothing to fix it.

So I'm willing to give a little credit where credit is due. BIS at least supports their games with continued patches unlike others who seem to focus mainly on the next way to charge you (DLC)... while leaving the core game bugged.

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News Comments > EA Financial Results
6. Re: EA Financial Results May 5, 2009, 23:12 Paranoid Jack
 
I'm shocked they didn't blame the world economy....  
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News Comments > No SecuROM in Dragon Age: Origins
49. Re: No SecuROM in Dragon Age: Origins May 5, 2009, 22:05 Paranoid Jack
 
Derek, I believe you... the initial reason for the delay was quality... the game needed a couple months more polish...
but then EA decided it would be best to go with a simultaneous release to lessen the impact an earlier PC release (and piracy) would have on the console sales... plus save the money of running two separate ad campaigns.

Still I don't get the statement about waste of time and money for two different releases. Since it was a PC only title (at one point) that had to be part of the plan when the console development teams started their work. They knew they weren't going to be able to catch up and have a simultaneous release.

So if I take all that into account, the posts from your official forums, and the fact that EA is now pulling the strings it's not hard to read between the lines. Don't take it the wrong way. It's just easier to say "delayed for the consoles" then to explain all the reasons that snowballed into the PC delay.

Either way I wish you the best. I love the early games and even liked Mass Effect to a lesser degree while playing. Also I hope Dragon Age Origins is all that it's been hyped up to be, and more. It looks good. I just won't buy it at release.
 
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