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Nickname Hellbinder
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Homepage http://www.Area3d.net
Signed On Jan 14, 2002, 15:27
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News Comments > Valve Living Room PCs Next Year?
5. Re: Valve Living Room PCs Next Year? Dec 9, 2012, 15:25 Hellbinder
 
hmm.. wonder if they will end up taking out the big three.. they have the user base.. they have the games can they rebuild it? make it better .. stronger... faster?  
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News Comments > NCsoft: Nothing Had Been Decided on Selling City of Heroes
13. Re: NCsoft: Nothing Had Been Decided on Selling City of Heroes Dec 6, 2012, 13:44 Hellbinder
 
logic and guessing?

You have a game that makes money and has a solid group of faithful players who really like it. Its being ran by a company with 80 employees in the west... You are in the east where stuff is way cheaper and you own the ip...

Seems like if I was a bean counter and it was me that is what I would do. 99% of people just want the game.. they don't care about paragon. 6 months from now you relaunch with a Korean developer with 20 people and pam you go from 3% profit to 10% profit or more.
 
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News Comments > NCsoft: Nothing Had Been Decided on Selling City of Heroes
10. Re: NCsoft: Nothing Had Been Decided on Selling City of Heroes Dec 6, 2012, 13:05 Hellbinder
 
just read somewhere that Paragon had 80 employees.. yeah that will make a dent in that 7-8 million a year.

the game doesn't need 80 employees.

I suspect that NCSoft is going to reopen the game again with a smaller studio located in the east.
 
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News Comments > NCsoft: Nothing Had Been Decided on Selling City of Heroes
8. Re: NCsoft: Nothing Had Been Decided on Selling City of Heroes Dec 6, 2012, 12:50 Hellbinder
 
AO has been running for 11 years now. for the last 5 years or so they have had a small dedicated dev team of 10. now they are down to 8. which is more than enough to run a well established MMO with a decent player base. you can outsource for art assets, models etc these days pretty cost effective.

COH could easily have been run the same way and been fine for several more years. 8 million a year is more than enough to fund an established game, pay a small dev team, and pay for outsourced assets.

as for the comment below that says salaries were the issue? REALLY? one quarter could have easily paid for the salaries paid at prevailing wages in the industry and benefits.
 
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
16. Re: Evening Tech Bits Dec 6, 2012, 00:54 Hellbinder
 
I really don't get it. I like the metro and I like the modern yet classic lines of the new look windows 8 has. reminds me of my old Amiga days. Mixing old and new is not a bad thing. Navigation under metro is far better and it does not feel like a phone or console.

The task manager is FAR superior to windows 7 as are all the progress indicators I have seen so far. I also like the pointer and navigation layout in file explorer. wireless seems quicker to connect and more stable.. not to mention easier to use.

And did I fail to mention again that this thing is FAST. Everything is much faster with windows 8 on the same hardware I was using with windows 7. memory management, screen management, application switching, file copying.. there is literally not a single negative or weak point I have seen yet.
 
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
5. Re: Evening Tech Bits Dec 5, 2012, 21:29 Hellbinder
 
I'm using windows 8 right now. I think its awesome. Its really and updated windows 7 with a new user interface and its faster that greased lighting.

I'm surprised people hate it so much. I like it more and more every day. in fact going back to windows 7 and the older style start menu and controls seems dated and old to me now.

I don't have a single bad thing to say about it.
 
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News Comments > Notch on 0x10c Subscriptions
23. Re: Notch on 0x10c Subscriptions Nov 30, 2012, 02:09 Hellbinder
 
no man they are not bitter... they are the equivalent of video game red-necks.

yeah Notch is a sell out.. yeah its terrible to actually try to make money for a living..

God most of you are complete tools.
 
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News Comments > Minecraft for Raspberry Pi
4. Re: Minecraft for Raspberry Pi Nov 25, 2012, 12:42 Hellbinder
 
mongrol wrote on Nov 25, 2012, 05:20:
The Pi doesn't need this. I'd rather my kids learnt how to program the thing rather than how to play games. Open the source and let us learn how Minecraft runs instead. Far more educational.

oook... i dont know if its just me.... buuut... it looks like you didn't read the article at all. like.. not even one word of it. because the main point of the article is that this will help people learn to program.

people.. kids.. generally learn better when they are engaged in something that is visual and fun.
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
3. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Nov 20, 2012, 13:30 Hellbinder
 
jdreyer,

Demonstrate why single payer is better?

Demonstrate that "Global warming" has anything significant to do with man.

Man could shut down every factory on earth today and never drive a single car again and the earth would continue to warm for the foreseeable future. Why? because it is being driven by solar cycles and magnetism both local and interstellar.

Anyone who takes the time to read the actual history of the warming and cooling cycles of the earth and compare with the known data will see instantly that the man made global warming claim is hogwash. Clearly we are having some effect, but its only a minor influence on the Natural cycles.

The USA will be just like Brittan and perhaps even worse within 10 years. so enjoy what freedom you have while you can. Or didn't you notice they have installed cameras on every corner of every major street even in very rural areas.

 
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News Comments > Croteam on Windows 8 Issues
73. Re: Croteam on Windows 8 Issues Nov 17, 2012, 22:58 Hellbinder
 
FloodAnxiety.....

Hello Microsoft employee... how is the weather in Seattle these days...

Had any good smoked salmon lately?
 
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News Comments > PC Minecraft Sells 8 Million
9. Re: PC Minecraft Sells 8 Million Nov 12, 2012, 12:08 Hellbinder
 
also i think the android version of minecraft that costs 6.99 has sold well over a million copies. i think it is something like 3 million or there about. the IOS version is probably at least that if not more.

That is some serious bling for minecraft.
 
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News Comments > One More "Defining" Game for Molyneux
1. Re: One More "Defining" Game for Molyneux Nov 10, 2012, 13:22 Hellbinder
 
this makes no sense at all and is not a game nor is curiosity a game.

its just plain weird.

it doesn't take a team of developers to make a cube that you tap at or a tug of war game. its totally silly. this guy has lost his mind.
 
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News Comments > Roberts Space Industries Website Back
3. Re: Roberts Space Industries Website Back Oct 14, 2012, 16:22 Hellbinder
 
yeah, Tumbler i can kind of see your point. It is strange. anyone who helps them make the game, even at a 10$ price point should get the game period. since they are clearly looking at releasing this thing later via Steam and probably retail and making even more money.

pretty shaky stuff imo.
 
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
14. Re: Evening Metaverse Oct 13, 2012, 13:58 Hellbinder
 
sorry but sometimes best buy has killer deals on laptops and stuff.  
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News Comments > 0x10c Interview; Test Footage
14. Re: 0x10c Interview; Test Footage Oct 13, 2012, 02:55 Hellbinder
 

leave it to blues posters to make idiotic comments like some in this thread have... with a game description like this from the article?

"What is clear, however, is that this is a project of considerable ambition, which brings together the principles of player-creation, multiplayer and resource-gathering that established Minecraft’s success, and pitches that into an Elite-style space-game. "

simple workable graphics are going to be perfect for this game. I think this game will make many more millions of dollars for Notch.

one hit wonder my ass.

 
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News Comments > Cliff Bleszinski Leaves Epic
30. Re: Cliff Bleszinski Leaves Epic Oct 4, 2012, 01:22 Hellbinder
 
Other than about four people...

You are all an ass-load of pin-headed douche-bags.

Seriously.. all i can do is just shake my head and say Wow..
 
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News Comments > Korean Valve Bid?
26. Re: Korean Valve Bid? Sep 27, 2012, 17:04 Hellbinder
 
Its completely obvious why this probably is TRUE.

Valve is thinking of getting into the console business. Merging with a company like Nexon would open the floodgates to the asian markets and give them a huge in on Korean/Chinese style games and content.

It is possible a move like this would catapult them past Sony/Microsoft in the console/game market by bypassing japan completely.

 
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News Comments > Into the Black
5. Re: Into the Black Sep 20, 2012, 01:19 Hellbinder
 
boy spacey you sure are chalk full of critiqery.

random inappropriately worded and spelled slang is an art form buddy!

(but you'd know that if you had graduated from something other than ass-hat school right?)

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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
3. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Sep 14, 2012, 11:41 Hellbinder
 
maybe we all went through a higgs-boson bridge thingy and have slid into an alternate earth.. and that is why all this crazy shit is happening every single day in every single area of life..

 
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News Comments > The Secret World Lead Laid Off
11. Re: The Secret World Lead Laid Off Sep 11, 2012, 12:01 Hellbinder
 
this is completely their own fault. You don't advertize a game as "the most amazing FTP game ever made" and how its going to "take over and revolutionize the FTP space" as i saw in many an early interview. Then crap all over your fan base by changing it to a full price game, with a monthly fee and a cash shop and expect to stay in business.

This is literally the DUMBEST thing i have ever seen a game company do to themselves. Then they fire the developers instead of the idiotic management that i am sure forced them to change the game from free to full subscription.

If they had stayed the course and continued to play up the hooplah about revolutionizing the FTP space i have no doubt the game would be doling very well and they would be making money hand over fist via the cash shop, or in having special pay only episodes/zones. similar to the way D&D does theirs. 5 bucks for 48 hour pass and you can buy them and give them to your friends so they can play with you etc..

but no... Funcom is filled with morons. (except on the tiny 10 man AO team that is still going strong)


 
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