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Nickname teh mane mahn
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Description Only a fool wants to hear the echo of his own voice.
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Signed On Jan 18, 2002, 19:50
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News Comments > Unreal II Gold
22. No subject Jan 14, 2003, 14:45 teh mane mahn
 
"I'd say it's more a reflection of their conviction that they have a kick-ass product on their hands than anything adverse."

Demos do not delay games.

Yeah, id is gonna have a lot of competition with Unreal 2. With those cute boys in their purtty purple armor with their super soakers. Yeah.

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News Comments > Unreal II Gold
18. No subject Jan 14, 2003, 14:25 teh mane mahn
 
There's no demo because the game probably sucks. It probably doesn't have an uninstall option either.

But I'll wait to try the full game anyway. I feel it has been rushed.

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News Comments > Red Faction II Goes X-Platform
4. No subject Jan 14, 2003, 14:15 teh mane mahn
 
Come on. Be easy on $ony. They're only trying to make money...

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News Comments > WarCraft III Expansion?
9. No subject Jan 14, 2003, 14:11 teh mane mahn
 
Maybe they will make easy skill easy this time!

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News Comments > Unreal II Gold
14. No subject Jan 14, 2003, 14:03 teh mane mahn
 
Whoohoo, no more news about Unreal 2!

Next please.

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News Comments > Counter-Strike 1.6 Plans
32. No subject Jan 14, 2003, 13:59 teh mane mahn
 
Why can't they just put a nuclear bomb in the game and get it over with?

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News Comments > Unreal II Trailer
89. No subject Jan 14, 2003, 13:55 teh mane mahn
 
"Shame on you! Go play it! It's cheap, go get it!"

You know, it's been on my mind before, but I've never really gotten around to buying it. But now I might try it.

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News Comments > Unreal II Trailer
87. No subject Jan 14, 2003, 12:12 teh mane mahn
 
Zenon:

"I'm not sure you are right about that. The whole thing in Half-Life comes well toghether in a way that is not so easy to surpass IMO. The sense of story and immersion, the enviromental sounds, the wit and intelligence behind the charachter portrayal, the quality of the puzzles, the way the graphics enhances the story."

Half-Life came together in in much less story form as it is gameplay form. It had little to no story except for what is said in the manual and the first 15 minutes of the game. After that the storyline is a minute factor in the game.

There was little to no character portrayal done by the game. What little material there is was to be found in the first 5 minutes of the game. In comparison to many other games this is some of the least character portrayal ever done by a game. The evidece? I took a stroll through the game only once but what meek material there was to offer was soon forgotten because it was not built upon.

The emphasis behind the Half-Life character, as I see it, is a scientist. That's it. If he died I would not feel for him. He adds nothing to the game except for a cheap cop-out for the opportunity to write a great and enthralling storyline.

The puzzles offer little enticement. From what I remember, the main problem was finding the pieces to some of the bigger puzzles. That, Zenon, can be related to finding the red key.

The graphics were good at the time. However, graphics are not timeless, and so is not perk. However, regardless of the time, the shotgun is still a mess. When it fires, if the fire button is held down, the shotgun will not complete the entire series of loading frames before firing again. This gives the impression that this weapon was rushed.

"The only game in my mind that comes close is NOLF and Deus Ex."

While I admire that you suggest alternative games, I must succumb to the likes of Doom and Quake. For a game with a storyline, I could only suggest Shogo: Mobile Armor Division. There are not many FPS's out there with a strong storyline.

Without cutscenes we would then be stuck with interactive storytelling. That would be horrid. It means the player would have to interact with either very complex scripts or the player would be forced to test its patience by standing near a talking NPC. While I now see what you mean by Half-Life's storyline, a story is not entirely comprised of minute actions or events which then lead to nowhere. There was almost nowhere to begin in Half-Life, but that was besides the point: that if you want a good storyline you will also need a storyline supported by FMV or in-game cutscenes. A convincing one supporting an awe-inspiring world at least. (Plus, movies are by far the best source to learn how to tell a story, anyhow.)

"Deus Ex is great, but has some important flaws. Apart from that I don't can't think of any games coming close so far, despite the time that has passed since Half-Life."

I have never played Deus Ex so I cannot comment on that segment, but for the time that has passed Half-Life there has been some good games with great storylines that are apart from FPS's and PC's altogether.

"Another important point is that to surpass gaming experience that Half-Life gave it is not enough to somehow "incrementally" improve upon it. To genuinly surpass it, a contender must be as original in relation to present games as Half-Life was to its predecessors. I don't think that is easily done."

Originality is a hard thing to come by, especially in the gaming industry. Keep in mind that Half-Life is not entirely original. There are parts of the game where it resembles, I think, 60's or 70's movies.


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News Comments > Unreal II Trailer
80. No subject Jan 14, 2003, 01:26 teh mane mahn
 
Zenon - 1:

“Aren't these the guys who claims to surpass Half-Life? From these short glimpses it seems that they do not understand that such an undertaking must be done intelligently, like it was done in NOLF and Half-Life. “

It is reasonably easy to surpass Half-Life by my standards.

MyRealName - 9:

“Bravo Legend, good trailer. It plays just like a movie promo. I've not paid much attention to Unreal II up to this point, but this piqued my interest some. “

It is nothing of the likes of a professional movie trailer.

For a long time the gaming industry has been plagued with unoriginality and tastelessness as opposed to the movie and music industry. It is not surprising that this trailer would not last a second chance at show time.

Cicatrix – 32:

“Obvously you don't write it. Didn't you mean throw?”

No, he probably didn’t. Perhaps you should touch up on your English a bit.

Fpoon – 50:

“The story does look like it's been ripped out of oh so many sci-fi movies, but the story is just a plus. If I want an awesome story, I'll catch a flick or grab a book. If I want to have a fun experiance on my computer, I'll grab a game.”

A complete underestimation. Ever action in this world that is committed by a conscious, an individual, is an act of self-expression. If this game were to have a poor storyline compared to another game of a great storyline, the other game would succeed in one area of self-expression.

Self-expression can be used to illustrate an intriguing or thought-provoking idea of one or many wonders of this world. Withouth a story, this game would still effectively remain an action game. However, without the proper expression of ideas held comonly by books and movies, our world would be dull. It is essential to understand that a strong, convincing storyline to illustrate a given situation is greater with entertainment value than a poor storyline.

Ultimately, storyline is one of the pillars which supports self-expression. The ultimate goal of any product of media, whether it be a book, movie or game, should be an act of self-expression. It helps greatly to build a strong storyline.

“If a game has a cool story and its done right (Half-Life, System Shock 2) it's an added bonus.”

And what was the storyline of Half-Life may I ask?

“Here's hoping that someone can develop a multi-player mod soon after release so we can have the best of both worlds...”

Yes, but without the rushed multi-player component, that remains a meek possibility.

Gog - 52:

“Saying HL mp crap is pretty out there... if Valve didn't include mp in the first place and didn't support independent developers as it did and still does, mp would be lagging years behind... “

That is a vast exageration. MP had a brief spurt as an effect from Half-Life’s component. It was entirely up to Doom, Quake and other games to take the credit where credit is due.

XEON – 56:

“Valve have made their money from Half Life, their constant reiterations of the same package (like Generations, Gold etc) not to mention the spin off games like Blue Shift & Opposing Force. There is also the ports to other platforms (well PS2, DC never made it, but I'm sure they were paid for it)

And lest we forget the orignal Half Life OEM demo (that would have brought in some good cash) “

It is worth mentioning that vALVE’s patching is also what helped brought MP success. I feel that is the reason for binge patching and reselling of the same game with different titles.

L0cksm1th – 57:

“Saying 'Its all about money' is a non statement. For the publisher, of course it is. For the developer who have already got their money, it's all down to making a great game.”

That is not entirely true. While it helps polish the game, it also establishes future sales of the same product and a reputation.

human – 67:

“Sorry, Porkface, but nothing you wrote refuted anything I said. Unless you have figures that show that sales of retails Half-Life have been less, in total, than CS, you have no point here.”

There is merit to his statement. The figures state that Sierra had been profitable in their strategy to commercialize a mod for Half-Life MP.

Corran Horn – 68:

“Easy there nerd-lingers ... arguing about sales of computer games ? Still a virgin at 35 eh .. no doubt, so much hostility and anger. Settle down :O”

What is the meaningful perk of losing one’s virginity at an age of less than 35?

XEON – 69:

“Legend so far have a pretty good rep' - check out Wheel of Time - very underrated game (with a fab co-op mode btw) so it's going to be interesting to see what they do with Unreal 2.”

How is it that you achieve a good reputation from developing an underrated game?

human – 72:

“Ah, yes, an accusation of middle-aged virginity from...'corran horn'? Ah, yes, a google reveals that this was the name of a character from a Star Wars novelization. Who's the fucking nerd NOW?”

LOL, now that is funny.

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News Comments > Counter-Strike 1.6 Plans
13. No subject Jan 13, 2003, 23:28 teh mane mahn
 
"Hacks make baby jesus cry."

They also make him giggle.

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News Comments > Out of the Blue
20. No subject Jan 13, 2003, 23:26 teh mane mahn
 
I... just came back from my vacation on Hawaii...

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News Comments > Out of the Blue
7. No subject Dec 29, 2002, 15:31 teh mane mahn
 
Well I'm almost in Hawaii. i came to LA for a few days befor leaving. I'm on one of those TV-Internet things. But I have to leave this instant.



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News Comments > Enter the Matrix Screenshots
32. No subject Dec 29, 2002, 15:29 teh mane mahn
 
I'm on one of those TV-Internet things in a hotel outside of LA. I flew into LA for 3 days before I go to Hawaii for some sight-seeing and to visit some of my father's old friends.

P.S. The movie Merlin used the slot-motion effects two times and was released ayear before The Matrix.

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News Comments > Enter the Matrix Screenshots
19. No subject Dec 27, 2002, 05:31 teh mane mahn
 
"Neither the game nor the movie has been released. So...?"

I was referring to the first movie. I guess I messed up.

"Uhm, and you get this understanding from where exactly?"

The fact that the gaming industry runs on an economy is exactly the source of my understanding.

"And how does appealing to a large audience = "turd"?"

Because, to me, thigns that appeal to the masses are mostly turds.

"What, best sellers such as GTA3 and War3 are "turds"?"

I own both of those, and they hold no candle to other games such as Splinter Cell and Age of Mythology (assuming you're referring to Warcraft 3).

"The Matrix was a great movie."

At least your opinion of it, right?

"By all accounts, the sequels will blow even that away."

That remains to be seen.

I have to leave for my vacation to Hawaii. Don't make the same mistake I used to do and get stressed out over a reply. Just have a good time.

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News Comments > Out of the Blue
17. No subject Dec 27, 2002, 05:05 teh mane mahn
 
Now how about that image of Buddha...

That's what I thought.

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News Comments > Condition Zero Details
12. No subject Dec 27, 2002, 04:42 teh mane mahn
 
"The game will be fun and I will try it."

Funny, geek, I always thought it was the other way around. Must be common sense playing games with me again!

Anyway, none of the 50,000 + players are going to admit that it is really a bad game. Right back at ya!

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News Comments > Enter the Matrix Screenshots
17. No subject Dec 27, 2002, 04:37 teh mane mahn
 
Yeah, I have that same magazine. I am unimpress now as I was before.

Turd movie. Turd game?

Next please.

Until it is released, I will base my opinion of the game on the understanding that it will try to appeal to a large audience.

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News Comments > Warren Spector Q&A
16. No subject Dec 27, 2002, 04:20 teh mane mahn
 
Yes, that was an enjoyable interview.

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News Comments > Warren Spector Q&A
15. No subject Dec 27, 2002, 04:08 teh mane mahn
 
"Well not sure about Valve *coughSIERRAcough* but 3DRealms did a pretty good job with the duke lineup of games so far and Max Payne was a pretty good game (Kung Fu Mod folks, if ya don't have it go download it.. WOOT)."

Yeah, they did a good job helping people kiss their ass even more.

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News Comments > ROTT Source Released
17. No subject Dec 27, 2002, 03:42 teh mane mahn
 
Hmm, I have my old ROTT manual (a beautiful manual, mind you), but no CD.

Yeah, I actually lost my ROTT CD. SO SUE ME!!!!111

Actually, I think I'm going to attempt to order it off of the Internet.

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