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Signed On Dec 4, 2001, 03:12
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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.

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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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News Comments > New Atari CEO
2. Re: New Atari CEO Dec 11, 2009, 15:31 Narf2029
 
STO will keep them alive a while. Good or bad, it's bound to have a large initial playerbase.  
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News Comments > etc.
3. Re: etc. Dec 11, 2009, 14:41 Narf2029
 
No shit. Didn't some poll show that 90% of Australians supported an 18+ rating for video games? 90! When has 90% of a population agreed on anything before?  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
10. Atari sale Dec 11, 2009, 13:58 Narf2029
 
For anyone interested, Atari is having a 50% off sale. Among other things it makes Champions Online $15, so you'd basically get the client for free if you wanted to try it out for cheap.  
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News Comments > America's Army Game Cost $32 Million
42. Re: Game Reviews Dec 11, 2009, 00:09 Narf2029
 
Of course you're not talking about world politics - that would invalidate your argument. You can't make the US look like an evil bully if people start throwing around their silly facts that make everyone else look that way too.

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News Comments > Direct2Drive Top 10
7. Re: Direct2Drive Top 10 Dec 10, 2009, 23:52 Narf2029
 
That or they've got the business sector locked down tight.  
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News Comments > New on Steam
3. Re: New on Steam Dec 10, 2009, 23:51 Narf2029
 
Yeah really, and how much does all that DLC cost? That must be like the Warhammer 40K of train sims.  
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News Comments > Borderlands De-Authorization Tool
7. Re: Borderlands De-Authorization Tool Dec 10, 2009, 23:40 Narf2029
 
And the pirates are playing the original and the DLC without the installation limits. Go progress! One day, maybe, the developers and publishers will wake up and realize "hey, if I call my wife a scumbag and a criminal, she'll leave! Maybe that's why my customers are leaving too!" Yeah right.

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News Comments > etc.
8. Re: etc. Dec 10, 2009, 19:55 Narf2029
 
At least when renting for a dollar, someone is getting a dollar. I don't even rent movies. If the public library here doesn't have it, I can wait until they do because free fits into everyone's budget. Of course I recognize I'm fairly lucky to have access to a public library that, taxes aside, is completely free. But let's be fair - if the library didn't receive tax money from the state, the state would still collect that money.  
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News Comments > Direct2Drive Top 10
3. Re: Direct2Drive Top 10 Dec 10, 2009, 19:43 Narf2029
 
Maybe Impulse really is number 2 if you let them count boxed sales. But we should let everyone do that if Impulse can. That would put Steam so far ahead they'd be the WoW of digital distributors. Would give D2D a leg up too, since they carry quite a few of the titles Steam has. One box could count as two sales that way!

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News Comments > Out of the Blue
14. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 9, 2009, 14:07 Narf2029
 
All I've got in Cincinnati is lots of wind. Makes me nervous, don't want my power to go out for a week like last year. And then later (before they said it'd be now) they say we'll get rain and maybe snow, so it'll all be slushy and dangerous. Hurray!

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News Comments > America's Army Game Cost $32 Million
21. Re: America's Army Game Cost $32 Million Dec 9, 2009, 13:39 Narf2029
 
I think anyone with a quarter of a lobe knows that real death is permanent.  
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News Comments > America's Army Game Cost $32 Million
20. Re: America's Army Game Cost $32 Million Dec 9, 2009, 13:36 Narf2029
 
Even so, that's about $3.2 million a year for AA vs $25 million in one shot for L4D2.  
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News Comments > America's Army Game Cost $32 Million
6. Re: America's Army Game Cost $32 Million Dec 9, 2009, 11:44 Narf2029
 
Very true. That may be one of the things hidden to protect this competitive position they seem to have. All the same, even if it's a complete failure, it's a complete failure that costs each of us a penny. That's not something that can be said about a lot of other governmental failures.

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News Comments > America's Army Game Cost $32 Million
4. Re: America's Army Game Cost $32 Million Dec 9, 2009, 11:34 Narf2029
 
Yes, let's also put that in perspective - $32 million on this game in 10 years, vs $604 billion (or more) every year. In other words, our overall defense budget is 188,750 times larger than the average yearly cost of this game. Imagine the healthcare and roads you could buy with that much cake!

This comment was edited on Dec 9, 2009, 11:39.
 
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News Comments > America's Army Game Cost $32 Million
2. Re: America's Army Game Cost $32 Million Dec 9, 2009, 11:29 Narf2029
 
I would call that an efficient use of taxpayer dollars in their purpose of advertising and recruiting. For those curious, that puts the cost per person per year at a little over one cent. Not per tax-paying person, don't know where to find that number. Their claim about their competitive position does seem strange though.

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News Comments > Fallen Earth Military Discount
10. Re: Game Reviews Dec 9, 2009, 11:18 Narf2029
 
People joined the military to "kill people and break things" in the 40s too, and the public viewed that as a just cause. Those soldiers differ from today's soldiers only in the equipment and tactics they use. Neither today's soldier nor the soldier of the 40s picked the war they had to fight. If you want to stop war, great, go to Washington and have it out with a congressman because he decides what the soldiers do, not the military. Or at least, he's supposed to decide that. Serving in the defense of your home country is always a noble cause, no matter how hard politicians may try to soil that honor by using the military to further their political agenda. That is never the soldier's fault.

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News Comments > Out of the Blue
36. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 9, 2009, 00:54 Narf2029
 
Yeah, I was not clear on that bit. I didn't have to swear to any god myself, being agnostic. Us godless heathens just stay silent during that part, while everyone else swears to their deity of choice.  
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News Comments > Fallen Earth Military Discount
6. Re: Game Reviews Dec 9, 2009, 00:38 Narf2029
 
Supporting the troops is a very, very different thing than supporting what the troops are being made to do. People act like these men and women get to pick what they want to do when they join the military...

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