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News Comments > Legal Briefs
3. Re: Legal Briefs Dec 17, 2009, 15:40 Narf2029
 
Everything about the movie industry disproves the "piracy is stealing all my profits" argument, including how this year they've made more money than any year ever. $10 billion.

http://torrentfreak.com/damned-pirates-hollywood-sets-10-billion-box-office-record-091211/

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News Comments > TF2 War Ends Today, More Update Details
4. Re: TF2 War Ends Today, More Update Details Dec 17, 2009, 12:03 Narf2029
 
I demand a recount!  
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News Comments > etc.
8. Re: RE: Why you don't have freedome of speech in WoW Dec 16, 2009, 23:53 Narf2029
 
As far as I'm concerned, and as far as the law is concerned if I'm not mistaken, Blizzard built the house and Blizzard can set the rules. Freedom of expression doesn't give someone the right to be a jackass. If your freedom of expression harasses others or incites panic, the police will make you stop. If you go into someone's place of business and start spouting racial slurs or insults at people there, the owner is either gonna call the police or have someone large throw you out on your ass. All people ever say is "freedom of speech" like those are the only three words that matter. Someone comes onto my property and starts insulting me, I'm calling the police. Someone comes onto my property and starts threatening me or my family, well, they'll walk again someday. Freedom of speech ends at the property line, real or virtual. You want in Blizzard's house, you abide by Blizzard's rules. You don't like Blizzard's rules, build your own house.

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News Comments > Legal Briefs
6. Re: Piracy Dec 16, 2009, 23:44 Narf2029
 
Be great if congressmen had term limits. Two terms and you're out. It may not stop corruption but it would make it a hell of a lot more expensive if a corporation had to pay a "start-up fee" every few years to get the new guy on their side faster, as opposed to paying less for someone who's been on the take for decades.  
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News Comments > Warhammer Online Reenlistment Campaign
9. Re: Warhammer Online Reenlistment Campaign Dec 16, 2009, 16:53 Narf2029
 
I dunno, while Star Wars Galaxies was technically ready for release, it was kind of boneheaded to not have spaceflight in at launch.  
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News Comments > Legal Briefs
3. Re: Legal Briefs Dec 16, 2009, 13:23 Narf2029
 
Especially since it mentioned that some of the golf balls exploded when struck. I'd be pretty cheesed if I spent big money on fancy golf balls and the first one I hit turned into a powdery cloud. Then again, I'd never spend that kind of money on something that could wind up in the bottom of a lake unless I was going to go after it.  
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News Comments > Direct2Drive Top 10
4. Re: Direct2Drive Top 10 Dec 15, 2009, 16:30 Narf2029
 
Well, to be fair, Steam is the only digital distributor of MW2 for now. That may be why it stays so high in Steam's top 10, come to think of it - nowhere else to go.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
14. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 15, 2009, 16:18 Narf2029
 
"I love animals. That's why I like to kill 'em!"

edit: if you don't know the quote... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J0O9p8GCM1Q Sorry that it's grainy as shit.

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News Comments > Direct2Drive Top 10
2. Re: Direct2Drive Top 10 Dec 15, 2009, 15:49 Narf2029
 
No kidding. Having trouble remembering when it was not in D2D's and Steam's top 10.  
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News Comments > Star Trek Online Interview
5. Re: Star Trek Online Interview Dec 13, 2009, 18:36 Narf2029
 
Such a solution would make it even simpler than MMOs already are; instead of pushing buttons all the time to do stuff, we would instead occasionally push a button while watching. Not a recipe for success, I hope.

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News Comments > Star Trek Online Interview
3. Re: Star Trek Online Interview Dec 13, 2009, 17:32 Narf2029
 
There was some really old LAN game that did that, I think it was simply called Bridge Crew. Never tried it myself but having it on a LAN would solve problems. At the very least you could run over and do it yourself, and maybe hit the person who's supposed to be doing it. I don't see how you could make that work reliably online, let alone in an MMO. When it all fell together, it would be really great and memorable. On the other hand, something would go wrong 9 out of 10 times at least especially if you had to pick-up to fill out the roster.  
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News Comments > Team Fortress 2 Crafting Announced
1. Re: Team Fortress 2 Crafting Announced Dec 13, 2009, 14:19 Narf2029
 
Next we'll all be collecting an assortment of clothing and body armor that will have a garish color assortment but we'll put up with it because it gives us the bonuses we want. Nothing screams manly like a dwarven hunter in pink pants.  
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News Comments > On Sale
1. Re: On Sale Dec 13, 2009, 14:10 Narf2029
 
Is Tales of Valor worth getting at that price? From what I hear it doesn't add much.  
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News Comments > Batman Arkham Asylum 2 Announced
5. Re: Batman Arkham Asylum 2 Announced Dec 12, 2009, 22:10 Narf2029
 
Didn't watch it myself, so that sounds like good news to me.  
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News Comments > Batman Arkham Asylum 2 Announced
3. Re: Batman Arkham Asylum 2 Announced Dec 12, 2009, 21:50 Narf2029
 
Maybe we'll get lucky and Arkham Asylum 2 is just a placeholder name to get people following it.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
2. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 12, 2009, 15:29 Narf2029
 
So I was looking at the comments on last night's On Sale just now, and I was redirected to some IGuardPC site, which my antivirus blocked because it apparently has a Javascript exploit. Apparently it was just the one time because I've gone back now and it's not redirecting me. Just pointing it out because anytime I see anything that pops up and says I need to protect my system from some evil, I'm pretty sure the evil will come from the same place.

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News Comments > New Atari CEO
5. Re: New Atari CEO Dec 11, 2009, 21:55 Narf2029
 
I understand the business model. Initial sales will not keep them alive forever, but I didn't claim that. Just for a short while. I'd bet anything STO will initially sell a ton of copies. Whether or not anyone sticks around after the first few months is another matter entirely, but for those first few months Cryptic will be fine. I agree that if STO does not continue to do well after the first few months they will be in trouble. I think Champions is not doing so well because it's too much like City of Heroes. Graphics aside, I think City of Heroes is a superior game (I'm sure years of polishing is a factor). I have a lot of time invested in City of Heroes as well, and Champions doesn't offer enough difference for me to seriously consider dropping City of Heroes for it. I'm sure I'm not alone in that. And then Going Rogue is said to have a graphics overhaul in it, which will no doubt narrow the graphics gap between City of Heroes and Champions, if not close it entirely. Champions is also rather too much like WoW, especially in the way it handles missions. I wonder when developers will realize that having their game draw comparisons to WoW is a bad thing because the comparison always ends with how WoW did it first and does it better. I'm tempted to pick up Champions since it's $15 from Atari's online store right now, but by all accounts I could easily see almost everything it has to offer in the month that comes with it - another point against it, especially since I have about a week's worth of a head start from the free trials. Even costume creation is sub-par compared to City of Heroes, even if you ignore what has been added in City of Heroes since launch. Costume coordination is so difficult in Champions it's not even funny. It's like each body part had six art teams and none of them talked to each other. You like that chest pattern? Too bad there's nothing like it for any other part of the body. It's almost as though Champions wasn't seen as a serious project from the get-go, like it's just something for people to do while they wait for STO as well as being an engine test-bed since if I remember correctly both games use the same engine.

Anyway, I'm not saying Cryptic's future will be secured if STO initially does well, but it will keep the axe off their neck for a few months and really, what company looks farther ahead than that anymore? I made a point in another thread that there will probably be an unusually large proportion of people who buy both the collector's and deluxe editions because that's just what die-hard Trekkies do. That alone would get Cryptic/Atari $140 for each of those people, which would be small change to a person that can find $500 to spend on the complete TNG DVD set. And if they offer lifetime subscriptions, that same unusually large group will jump on that.

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News Comments > Star Trek Online Collector's and Digital Deluxe Editions
7. Re: Star Trek Online Collector's Edition and a Digital Deluxe Edition Dec 11, 2009, 21:27 Narf2029
 
They can do it because it's Star Trek. They can also have both a collector's and deluxe edition with different bonuses because it's Star Trek and they know people will buy both versions because of that. If you can get people to pay close to $600 for all of one TV show (TNG), you can get them to pay for anything.

edit: It's come down a bit. Now it's "only" a little under $500 without a Christmas special. Then again, back when it first came out it was $840 for the whole thing.

This comment was edited on Dec 11, 2009, 21:30.
 
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News Comments > On Sale
3. Re: On Sale Dec 11, 2009, 21:21 Narf2029
 
D2D doesn't have a Steam-like program. Have to activate your game upon installation. You may or may not also get the DRM included in the normal version of the game. They tend to lag behind quite a bit on patches, and normal patches usually won't work on D2D stuff but there are exceptions. Don't know if Dragon Age is one of those exceptions but I would be surprised if it was.

This comment was edited on Dec 11, 2009, 21:23.
 
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News Comments > On Sale
1. Re: On Sale Dec 11, 2009, 20:57 Narf2029
 
Also a 50% off sale going at Atari's online store.  
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