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Signed On Nov 5, 2001, 00:47
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News Comments > Dragon Age: Origins Trailer
6. Hope we get to see in-game footage SOON! Jul 13, 2008, 14:47 Paranoid Jack
I can't believe they waited five years to release that. If it's actual in-game footage of a scripted scene then... ok. I guess.

But I think most (if not all) of us can agree it's got that whole been there and done that feel. Not only from LotR but about a dozen other games.

This game is supposed to be a return to the BG games with a cross between NWN and ME thrown in. I'm not feeling the love. In fact I haven't felt the love since BGII. Though I did feel a little bit of something during one of the NWN add-ons (can't remember which, the good one)...

I felt it for MotB but that was all Obsidian. I'm starting to think the Golden Age of good and/or great Bioware games is over.

I hope I am wrong... because I've been waiting on this damned game for three or four years. The only other game which turned out good after that long a wait was STALKER.

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News Comments > Flagship Loses IPs, Closes
27. Collector's Item? Jul 12, 2008, 19:17 Paranoid Jack
You shouldn't have opened it.

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News Comments > Flagship Shake-up - Hellgate Takeover Attempt?
19. Not Just 3 Guys... Jul 11, 2008, 20:05 Paranoid Jack
I beta tested and found out within hours just how bad this POS was. Bore-fest for me.

Didn't these guys retain anything from their time making games that were addictive?

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News Comments > Dragon Age Name Change, Tease Continues - Updated
6. Sweet, did you see that... Jul 10, 2008, 00:35 Paranoid Jack
...DoWII snippet? I hope to Gawd! They have made it more like CoH than the original DoW. I hate the stand in the open and take turns shooting each other game-style. It's beyond dead. That's one reason SC2 has nothing I see that makes me what to buy it.

Anyway, the screens from Dragon Age are years old. I bet it looks much more impressive now. At least we can hope... after five years in development.

And it appears to come with a World Builder (kit) of some kind? Great news since the mods and such kept NWN going for years.

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News Comments > Fallout 3 in AU Follow-up
12. Re: No subject Jul 10, 2008, 00:07 Paranoid Jack
Did they ban AoC?

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News Comments > Fallout 3 AU Fallout
34. Re: No subject Jul 9, 2008, 15:26 Paranoid Jack
I feel sad for all those poor Aussie children who won't be able to launch mini-nukes with there Fatman. They'll never get to enjoy it killing Super Mutants or see it cause the children in game to run away in terror. Not to mention they won't be able to create their own bombs with old lunch boxes filled with Barbie heads and other debris found lying around the wastelands of F3.

Oh, the tragedy!

edit: I am extremely curious to see if Bethesda caves and alters the game or leave it as is. Because the countries that ban it can not stop Imports can they?

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News Comments > id: Rage "On a Whole New Level"
8. What you saying? Jul 8, 2008, 15:28 Paranoid Jack
"So what should a publisher be using to determine a quality title? Reviews? Criticism? Sales? There are issues with all of these... Hell, metacritic shows Doom 3 in the high 80's, and the expansion in the high 70's... That's not too bad in my book. Fallout and Fallout 2 don't score as high and they were insanely great games.."


Fallout :

Fallout 2 :

Nice try though...

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News Comments > Frontlines: Fuel of War Beta Demo
9. Re: Huh? Jul 8, 2008, 14:34 Paranoid Jack
The retail release was a "leaked" "beta" that's been out for months now....

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News Comments > Evening Q&As
8. Wait and See.. Jul 8, 2008, 00:37 Paranoid Jack
Some of what he said totally disappointed me. Yet other things sounded like wise decisions. Strange that there is little middle ground.

I'm over the majority of my negativity toward the game. I just hope it still feels like a Fallout game when they are done.

One other thing... did anyone find it strange that after they chose to drop the old game-play style and go with their new approach that they also chose to drop so many things that should be a given in a FPS with 3rd & 1st person perspectives? Like jumping, kneeling, and going prone...

Edit: This poster at their forums brought up a great point.

I counted 4 times Todd directly references Oblivion in the answers. 4 times. For a game that should have nothing to do with Oblivion at all.

"It's most like the Oblivion compass"

"It works like Oblivion, it's a system we got great feedback on from that game and while we tossed other ideas around, it works best for us."

"In regards to essential NPCs, it works like Oblivion"

"Like Oblivion, we use our Radiant AI system"

Just sayin...

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News Comments > Dragon Age Website, More Wednesday
6. Been a long time coming... Jul 7, 2008, 11:46 Paranoid Jack
I stopped following this game years ago. Mainly because there wasn't much known except a lot of speculation on the forums.

I hope this means they are projecting a Holiday release, finally.

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News Comments > Mobilization
7. Different Strokes... Jul 6, 2008, 17:44 Paranoid Jack
I wouldn't even think about waiting in line for an iPhone. But then I already have the older 8GB version. I bought it about six months ago. I love it. Is it for everyone? No. Is it the best smart-phone I've had with the features I need and not all the hassle of those other POS phones I had? Hell, yeah!

You might not want or need one and think others are idiots for buying one but that my friend is what makes the world such a great place. We are not all the same.

Imagine having a long commute each day to and from work. Yeah, you can and probably should read something. A good book, maybe. But what if you don't want to read, don't like to, or have a head-ache? Get the point?

Open your mind and not just your mouth. Don't condemn others for being different than you...

"It's a status symbol for some people. A neighbor recently yelled to her roommate, "Jane, Throw my iPhone down to me (they live on the third floor of my apartment building, and I guess she didn't want to walk back up the stairs.)

Predictable hilarity ensued. I was riveted to the window for the entire spectacle (the stupid bitch started yelling at her room mate that she'd "thrown it wrong." etc.) The phone itself was spread over about 20 feet."

It may be a status symbol to some. To me it's just a phone and damned nice one.

And even if she would have caught the phone after a three story drop it most likely would have been damaged. Too bad you didn't get it on video...

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News Comments > Out of the Blue
17. Re: No subject Jul 6, 2008, 13:24 Paranoid Jack
Also if you have the disc why do you need another key... except if yours was banned due to cheats or some other shit?

edit: I guess if you have a friend or family member who doesn't have a copy yet wants to play with you?

Been too caught up in AoC to reinstall it just yet but I probably will.

The 100% is impressive but you have to wonder how much time the kid spends playing games to get that good... not that most of us have much room to talk.
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News Comments > Wrath of the Lich King Beta Signups
18. Still Wondering... Jul 5, 2008, 02:44 Paranoid Jack
"a 10 million user beta test?"

"The BC expansion didn't sell as well as that."

"Are you high? It sold 3.5 million copies in the first month..."

So you're saying my original statement is wrong?

I simply said it hasn't sold as well as the original. And it hasn't. I never sad it hadn't sold a shitload of copies... because it did. I was there at midnight elbow to elbow with hundreds of other geeks. And we all soon realized the dropped loot in Outland was better than a lot of raid loot in the original.

And no, I'm not/wasn't high. Wish I was....

edit: I'm still wondering what the latest figures are on the twelve (or whatever) million subscribers... how many actually have the add-on. Even half is an extension on their license to print money which WotLK will continue to extend for years or until the next add-on.

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News Comments > Legal Briefs
5. Don't fret none... Jul 4, 2008, 02:30 Paranoid Jack
You can bet your bottom Australian Dollar that Bethesda will rectify the situation. They won't be missing out on all that moolah.

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News Comments > S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Clear Sky Movie
7. Sweet Jul 4, 2008, 01:09 Paranoid Jack
I have yet to finish the first one but have played it through repeatedly due to hard drive wipes and system rebuilds. Now I got to finish the last ten or twelve hours of play before I pick this one up.

Hope a few more developers license this engine. It would make a great cRPG. Too bad Piranha Bytes didn't just license it so they could spend more time polishing and less time building their last engine.

Either way it would have been pre-ordered already but GameStop (I miss your EBGames) didn't have a SKU (or whatever they call it) in their system.

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News Comments > Wrath of the Lich King Beta Signups
15. Re: It's up on the US side Jul 3, 2008, 20:07 Paranoid Jack
The BC expansion didn't sell as well as that. I don't think they have even released the info on it. I know they have been bundling it with the original for quiet some time. Either way, yeah, your odds of getting in are about the same as being struck by lightening or winning the Lotto.

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News Comments > Wrath of the Lich King Beta Signups
10. I'd try it out... Jul 3, 2008, 17:31 Paranoid Jack
Been over 15 months since I last played/paid via credit card (so yeah, if you were using a credit card for Burning Crusade your eligible, so it seems).

I hadn't played for over a year before BC hit shelves. I played it another two months after release of BC. Then quit and rejoined for another month early last year...

Still waiting to get my WAR beta invite. I was hoping they would throw me a bone since I also beta tested their previous games.

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News Comments > Age of Conan Memory Leak
7. Re: What and Why? Jul 2, 2008, 13:26 Paranoid Jack
What video card you have? I had the occasional grey map but that was with my Nvidia card (8800 GTS 640). I just installed a HD 4850 because my wife's PC needed a new video cards so I bought this one and put the 8800 in her system. She's happy I'm happy and all for $199 plus tax.

Anyway I run it at 1900x1200 High and I have everything maxed. Getting about the same FPS (between 15 and 115 depending on the area and the PC population) but the game looks far better than before.

I'd bet everyone is getting those stalls. It started after the last patch for me. I get a short freeze then the message in the chat window saying the problem with my client has been reported.

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News Comments > Age of Conan Memory Leak
5. What and Why? Jul 2, 2008, 13:00 Paranoid Jack
Don't know why you would call this game a mess. Is it perfect? No. Is it fun and entertaining? For me... Oh hell, yeah! Is it complete? No MMO is ever complete.

How quickly people forget. Even WoW was a nightmare to play the first few months. I remember having to wait thirty to sixty minutes just to be able to log in. Not to mention other issues. That said... WoW was extremely polished even in beta but hey not every studio is Blizzard.

Over-all I'd rank AoC's launch near the top. I've beta tested and played released games that were ten times worse. Anyone remember WW2 Online? ( ) I keep meaning to check this one out again. See if it's as good as some say.

Either way I am loving the game. And realize due to different tastes some people hate it. Such is life. Though I would like to invite you to be more constructive with your criticism. Give details. Sometimes a problem you are having or can't figure out is something others have already surpassed. Plus it informs others which may help them to avoid purchasing a game they won't enjoy.

Have fun either way.

Edit: Half Elf, I have Vista 64 and only have occasional crashes. Again nothing out of the norm. Most crashes happen when I go to desktop... to turn on Fraps for instance. I used Vista's built in tool to find a solution and it recommended I use the Auto Update Tool for AoC. Funny thing is I always launch with the Auto Updater. Just makes sense to check for a patch before you try to log in.

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News Comments > Consolidation
4. Re: Exactly Jun 28, 2008, 16:09 Paranoid Jack
Tell that to the shareholders!

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