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Homepage http://www.speedmatters.org/cwatest
Signed On Nov 5, 2001, 00:47
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News Comments > Watchmen Next Month
3. Re: Watchmen Next Month Feb 16, 2009, 11:05 Paranoid Jack
 
Yeah, I hear Riddick was the other way around.  
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News Comments > Dragon Age: Origins Q&A
5. Re: Dragon Age: Origins Q&A Feb 15, 2009, 18:27 Paranoid Jack
 
See the locked 86 page thread on the Official Forums. Their PR guy confirmed that it was in fact part of the reason with little explanation. Then a page or two later tries to retract the statement.

The damned game was nearing gold why else would they delay for six to eight months? If they need more polish do you really think it would take them that much longer?

Also if polish is indeed the main reason do you really think they would spend six more months just polishing? It's all about marketing. My guess is they could stop or just continue with the current marketing and then put out the ads for the console release. I highly doubt the sales for the PC version would falter because of it.

The game looks fantastic and the PC market is starved for this type of game. How could they lose by releasing the PC version first?

Edit: Here's the link, see page two fourth post down by the OP. No, I didn't read the entire 86 pages. After four pages I pretty much got the gist of it...

http://dragonage.bioware.com/forums/viewtopic.html?topic=666477&forum=135

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News Comments > Dragon Age: Origins Origins
22. Re: Dragon Age: Origins Origins Feb 12, 2009, 22:57 Paranoid Jack
 
When the news broke that it was delayed I didn't pay much attention to it. I figured no biggie a month or two longer won't hurt anything. Then my friend told me the date and I text him saying those @#$%^& $%&(&*@ delayed it until the console release date.

When I got home from work the other day I finally decided to read the thread from their forums and near the beginning there's admittance that that was part of the reason... I was pissed... then later the same guy trying to retract the statement? I just stopped there. 86 pages and I don't want to know nor do I care.

My guess was Dragon Age's development shifted toward the consoles when EA took control. It appears to be true since they aren't far behind.

Yeah, I'm pissed. But everybody knows money talks. Once you've sold your soul to the devil... or EA... you are nothing more than a puppet.

If anything else comes out at release I'll be buying that instead of Dragon Age. When I buy it I'll buy it as late as I possibly can and if the player reviews are negative I may not buy it at all.

It's not a stretch to feel betrayed after all the BS about this being a PC exclusive... then console releases... to the present situation. And if you are one of those thinking they are going to use this time to polish the PC version... for six months... you are high. I'd bet the team has already been striped down and moved on to other projects or toward the consoles.

Maybe somebody who lurks among the Bioware forums can shed some more light. Not that it will change most of our attitudes...
 
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News Comments > Aliens RPG Axed?
19. Re: I'll be the asshole.. Feb 12, 2009, 22:21 Paranoid Jack
 
First Dragon Age being pushed back now this...

This sucks big time.
 
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News Comments > Evening Screenshots
1. Re: Evening Screenshots Feb 12, 2009, 21:37 Paranoid Jack
 
Is anyone else annoyed now whenever new Dragon Age info or screens are released? Remember them (Biowares) saying how they would still operate as an independent studio nothing would change? Too ironic...  
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News Comments > New Good Old Games
15. Re: New Good Old Games Feb 8, 2009, 20:17 Paranoid Jack
 
Acleacius, thanks for the info on that program. I translated the read-me but can't seem to figure out what button on the programs menu saves the settings to your G2 folder.

I think I got the rest of the settings figured out just can't seem to get them to stick or work in game. What am I missing?

I've also left the program open and running with the NotR Lite settings on... yet when I leveled up the settings seemed to be the original NotR.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.
 
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News Comments > Gatherings & Competitions
1. Re: Gatherings & Competitions Feb 5, 2009, 23:28 Paranoid Jack
 
No Blizzard at E3 must mean D3 isn't coming out for another year and a half.  
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News Comments > DoW2: Steam & Preorder Bonus
14. Re: DoW2: Steam & Preorder Bonus Feb 5, 2009, 22:28 Paranoid Jack
 
I had some fun with the demo but wasn't planning on buying it just yet. Too much else going on. After hearing this I may just get it now after all.

I'm one of those who loves Steam too. Were else can you download your games over and over after wiping a drive or building a new system.

I bought a game from a damned Polish on-line distributor and after a rebuild they not only won't let me download it again but stopped responding to my e-mails. Live and learn people.
 
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News Comments > New Good Old Games
4. Re: New Good Old Games Feb 3, 2009, 23:41 Paranoid Jack
 
Trying to get Night of the Raven with that G2 Gold but it won't allow me to create an account. I tried twice and it never sends an e-mail. I assume you have to verify your account via e-mail like all others?

Anyone else having this issue?

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News Comments > Out of the Blue
13. Re: Super Bowl Feb 1, 2009, 23:36 Paranoid Jack
 
It went forward because he was hit on the arm from that side. He was drawing it back for the throw (no doubt) but never began the forward motion before being hit since he never saw it coming.

There were two other calls that were questionable but then there are always a few. Its part of the game. Even with the disputes it will never be perfect. Humans never are.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
11. Re: Scientist says Alberta sun temple ha Feb 1, 2009, 22:56 Paranoid Jack
 
"I can't remember when I cared less about a Super Bowl in 34 years of watching them. "

You missed a great game if you didn't tune in. Two years straight... the NFL is on a roll.
 
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News Comments > Lord of the Rings Online Welcome Back Program
3. Re: Lord of the Rings Online Welcome Back Program Jan 24, 2009, 21:15 Paranoid Jack
 
Wish this was also a NA thing but oh, well. I'll be going back to LotR sooner or later. I bought the MoM expansion and the WotLK but haven't opened either yet. I'll be jumping into MoM first. I loved LotR Online but also got burnt out... it happens with everything, at least for me it does.
 
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
7. Re: 9 reasons why Blu-ray will succeed. Jan 20, 2009, 23:38 Paranoid Jack
 
I've got both Vista 64 and Win7 64 (beta) and at this time I would call it Vista v.2.0 though it does seem a bit faster. Still has a lot of pop up warnings but you can turn it down or off. Biggest problem is a fresh install won't let me install X-Fi drivers. The bug report tells me that it recognizes my card it just won't recognize that the drivers are the latest and work fine with that card. If you do an upgrade install of Win7 Beta just keeps all the old drivers and everything worked fine... well it was running a bit wonky (slow downs and freeze ups with IE) kind of like the Vista upgrade install. A fresh install runs great just can't game on it until I get those drivers to take. Too busy playing in Vista to mess with it at the moment.

I agree with the comment about Win7 should be a free upgrade for Vista buyers. Or if nothing else sold at a reduced price to those of us who bought Vista.
 
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News Comments > America's Army 3 Announced
24. Re: America's Army 3 Announced Jan 20, 2009, 21:27 Paranoid Jack
 
Damn, it's bad enough you can't watch a half hour of TV without hearing about El Presidente but now we can't even read a game related thread here on Blue's without hearing about him.

The media has turned him into a celebrity superstar messiah of some kind. Of course he can't do any worse than the last guy but no way in Hell will he do a fraction of what people expect. They seem to think he is going to save the world. From what I do not know... nor do they... I suppose.
 
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News Comments > Weekend Sales
28. Re: Weekend Sales Jan 11, 2009, 11:07 Paranoid Jack
 
That's the whole point of a combo pack. Get a great game and maybe a couple good ones with a stinker or two possible. The thing is you got them all for next to free. Try them out and decide for yourself what you like. Not like you're losing much but the time you invested into the game.  
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News Comments > New Ghost Recon & Rainbow Six This Year?
22. Re: IP RUINED! Jan 8, 2009, 00:48 Paranoid Jack
 
I would give my third testicle for a proper Ghost Recon sequel... or even a remake of any old school Rainbow Six game using the old school mechanics but modern graphics.

The original GR and both expansions were awesome even if the expansions went hard core difficult. Picking a team then kitting them out and applying proper tactics to win each scenario was the 3D equivalent of playing JA to me. It was extremely enjoyable.

As far as R6 games go they were all kick ass. Up to Athena Sword. After that they were just ok. I hated to see RvS change the old formula because I knew the next sequel would become even more arcade-ish. RvS was the last killer Tom Clancy game and it gave me years of enjoyment. No other game has had such addictive team vs. team multiplayer. Though the early BF games and BF2 were good too.

Has anything else attracted and sustained a large community since those games faded? Is it just me getting older and transitioning into other genres? I wonder...
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
61. Re: Sacred Cow? Jan 6, 2009, 23:27 Paranoid Jack
 
I like how in order to truly embrace/experience Hd you have to use blu-ray. Give me a break.

Tumbler, do you have a reading comprehension problem or are you just stupid? Forgive me for being blunt but after your little tantrum I had to respond.

What you start your argument with is exactly what I just said. I admit you don't have to have BluRay. You can be perfectly happy with any of the other formats. I still see customers watching TV on 13" sets using rabbit ears. No cable. So they are perfectly happy with what they have. Even though it's a snowy fuzzy picture. I assume they have other priorities for their disposable income. Does that mean they would be correct by telling you that you are an idiot because you bought a bigger TV... not to mention you subscribing to Cable or Satellite?

Next time try reading and absorbing the details before going off on a short tirade stating opinions on products you don't even own. That you probably saw at that Evil local retail outlet.

As far as some of the other dumb things you said I won't even bother to respond. Jesus man, don't get butt-hurt because somebody has something that you don't have. Or because they prefers it over what you have. You sound worse than a fanboi.

Of course your reasoning about spending money frivolously applies to everything. Just remember the most important part. It all depends on how much money you have and what value you attach to the item in question. I hope this has been somewhat educational for you. Maybe you can learn to be less close-minded in the future. But I doubt it...

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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
45. Re: Morning Consolidation Jan 5, 2009, 23:18 Paranoid Jack
 
My two cents?

I have all three platforms. The 360 is an original day one model never have/had any issues with it. The PC is one I built (pieced together)about a year ago. And the PS3 I bought a couple months back. All three are great at what they do. For gaming I prefer the PC and the 360. PSN just sucks compared to the Internet and Live. But the PS3 is well worth the money spent. BluRay is far superior to anything else. If you have the right set-up. And if you have the extra cash why not buy a PS3 over a stand alone BluRay player? Made perfect sense to me.

One other thing nobody has mentioned yet... the PS3 plays other DVDs (your burned DVDs) with no issues. Can't say that about the others. Hell, some PC DVD ROMs and DVD Players won't play home movies I've burned to Disc but the PS3 plays them like they are all store bought DVDs. You got to love that if you're converting old family films to DVD for family and friends.

Will digital distribution kill off rentals? Nope, never. Not going to happen in this generation and probably not the next either. It will take a bigger piece of the pie but not the whole enchilada (sorry I couldn't resist). So if you want the best quality for now BluRay is it. And before you start pointing your stubby little finger and yelling "fanboi" at your computer screen know this... I was a none believer myself. For years I always thought the display in BestBuy was more Sony BS. You know the one showing that half standard and half BluRay on the HDTV screen? I just couldn't believe the standard would look like shit like it does in that display. It does though... on an HDTV... depending on the format your watching it on. BluRay will always blow away HD programing and Standard Def up-scaled. That doesn't mean you can't enjoy the older formats. Just remember (like I told my wife) once you go HD/BluRay you can never go back. Well, you could but who would want to? It would be like losing your broadband and going back to 56k dial-up. Hell, I'd rather give up the Internet than do that.

I hope this added some more fuel to the fire or not. I will argue with anyone who wants to or needs to argue though.

On second thought screw that. I'm going to play a game...
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
4. Re: Car shot by paintballs Jan 2, 2009, 14:11 Paranoid Jack
 
I've long thought Gallagher's (http://www.gallaghersmash.com/) idea was a great one. He proposed that everyone drives around with a paintball gun and when you see an idiot driver running a lite... or cutting you off... you shoot their car with paint-balls. Any Cop seeing a vehicle covered in paint splatters then pulls it over and gives them a ticket.

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News Comments > Unofficial Arcanum Patch
19. Re: Unofficial Arcanum Patch Dec 31, 2008, 20:21 Paranoid Jack
 
Well, actually, it is a bit different. For one, the dev cycles for Bethesda's games were considerably longer than those of Black Isle/Troika's. Secondly, Bethesda's games have huge budgets, many times that of Black Isle/Troika's combined. Thirdly, both Black Isle and Troika died a long time ago so they can't exactly patch their games anymore. Finally, Black Isle/Troika's games may have been buggy and unpolished but they were fundamentally great RPGs. The same can't really be said for Bethesda's games.

But hey, feel free to continue complaining about the hypocrisy and injustice of it all.


That last line made me laugh. Bad news? I had just taken a swig of beer and it shot out my nose. Good news? I only got it on myself... not my keyboard and thank the Gods, not my LCD.

Thanks for the funny follow up, space captain. I chuckled but had no beer in mouth to worry about.

Dagok, what show stoppers... do you remember? I think Jerykk hit the nail on the head. "Finally, Black Isle/Troika's games may have been buggy and unpolished but they were fundamentally great RPGs."

My New Years resolution is to finish BG then restart and finish another classic cRPG. Most likely Torment but maybe Arcanum we'll see.

Happy New Year to all! If you're out having drinks, please, don't drink and drive. Got to run... going out for drinks and dinner with the wife and daughters. Thanks again for the laughs. I needed them after thinking back over this past year. Peace.

Edit Again: Thanks for the info on those BG mods and patches.

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