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Signed On Jul 12, 2002, 18:05
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News Comments > Saturday Metaverse
5. Re: Sunday Metaverse Jul 2, 2011, 20:21 Parallax Abstraction
 
Fion wrote on Jul 2, 2011, 16:06:
Does that mean no more of those god aweful 'Go Daddy' commercials? Thank the gods!

Or for that matter, that Go Daddy will begin operating with a shred of business ethics? Yeah, I didn't think so either.
 
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News Comments > GFW and Xbox.com Marketplaces Merging
30. Re: GFW and Xbox.com Marketplaces Merging Jul 1, 2011, 14:53 Parallax Abstraction
 
Prez wrote on Jul 1, 2011, 13:59:
Parallax Abstraction wrote on Jul 1, 2011, 13:10:
Prez wrote on Jul 1, 2011, 12:10:
So can I buy Halo 3 for PC now?

Why would you want to though?

Call me crazy ("YOU ARE CRAZY!"), but I actually want to play Halo 3 because I like the series.

Yes, you are indeed totally crazy.
 
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News Comments > GFW and Xbox.com Marketplaces Merging
11. Re: GFW and Xbox.com Marketplaces Merging Jul 1, 2011, 13:10 Parallax Abstraction
 
Prez wrote on Jul 1, 2011, 12:10:
So can I buy Halo 3 for PC now?

Why would you want to though?
 
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News Comments > F.E.A.R. 3 Patch
15. Re: F.E.A.R. 3 Patch Jul 1, 2011, 11:20 Parallax Abstraction
 
FreonTrip wrote on Jul 1, 2011, 08:38:
StingingVelvet wrote on Jul 1, 2011, 07:32:
It's funny that they fix these issues within a week and all they hear is bitching after the fact. What?

Seriously, what's with the shrill screeching? Is there never a reprieve from it on Blue's News any more?

You make it sound like there was ever reprieve from it.
 
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News Comments > Upcoming PC Shooter Tease
9. Re: Upcoming PC Shooter Tease Jun 30, 2011, 15:01 Parallax Abstraction
 
Doesn't that look an awful lot like the environment Epic was using to show off the latest version of Unreal Engine a while back?  
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News Comments > Call of Duty Convention in September
6. Re: Call of Duty Convention in September Jun 30, 2011, 12:29 Parallax Abstraction
 
Creston wrote on Jun 30, 2011, 11:46:
Parallax Abstraction wrote on Jun 30, 2011, 11:26:
Don't bother. This is purely a PR stunt. They may be giving the ticket proceeds to their charity but that's only because the PR value of the event will generate more profit than they're giving away. Kotick doesn't do anything that won't make him more money than he spends.

But the end result is that a charity gets money which it otherwise wouldn't have gotten. And that's good.

Creston


Yeah, I agree with you there. Kotick's motivations for it aside, it's better that a charity benefit than not.
 
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News Comments > Call of Duty Convention in September
3. Re: Call of Duty Convention in September Jun 30, 2011, 11:26 Parallax Abstraction
 
Creston wrote on Jun 30, 2011, 11:04:
I was about ready to burst out laughing when I saw the ticket price, but okay, it's for a worthy charity.

I'm downgrading Bobby Cocktick from Greedy Fucking Asshat to Total Fucking Asshat.

Just for today.

Creston


Don't bother. This is purely a PR stunt. They may be giving the ticket proceeds to their charity but that's only because the PR value of the event will generate more profit than they're giving away. Kotick doesn't do anything that won't make him more money than he spends.
 
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News Comments > EVE Online Player Exodus?
4. Re: EVE Online Player Exodus? Jun 28, 2011, 11:55 Parallax Abstraction
 
Not that I don't agree with many of the player frustrations but 5,000 users out of what, 250,000 that they have? I don't think CCP is too worried.  
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News Comments > Evening Safety Dance
12. Re: Mozilla retires Firefox 4 Jun 23, 2011, 10:19 Parallax Abstraction
 
Blue wrote on Jun 23, 2011, 09:13:
eRe4s3r wrote on Jun 23, 2011, 02:55:
But that said, FF5 is just FF 4.02 really why they felt the need to bump a whole 99 revisions up is a mystery, and fairly dumb.. but not really relevant. Its a security update for FF 4.01 and thus "not installing it" is not an option.

I'm guessing that browser revision numbers have recently become a "whose is bigger" contest, and they are playing catch up. Chrome is up to version 13.0.782.32 beta-m, and this is just to fight the perception for casual users that Firefox is falling behind.

That's the biggest problem. Chrome has started a new version number arms race because Google thinks that a minor update is worthy of an entire version number increase. Unfortunately, your average Joe clueless-about-technology sees bigger numbers in Chrome and thinks it must be evolving much more quickly than Firefox, even though it isn't. Google's the only one playing this game, Mozilla should just stay out of it.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
2. Re: Morning Metaverse Jun 17, 2011, 15:38 Parallax Abstraction
 
Still amazes me how far Family Guy and its associated properties have gone given that the show nor its creator have had an original idea ever.  
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News Comments > Eurogamer Blacklisted By 2K?
15. Re: Eurogamer Blacklisted By 2K? Jun 16, 2011, 14:08 Parallax Abstraction
 
Dirwulf wrote on Jun 16, 2011, 11:33:
Where are the gaming investigative journalists? They could break the gaming worlds equivalent of Payola wide open.

You can't pay for them with ad revenue.
 
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News Comments > Eurogamer Blacklisted By 2K?
2. Re: Eurogamer Blacklisted By 2K? Jun 16, 2011, 11:25 Parallax Abstraction
 
I think it's more that the guy was just doing what 2K Games does anyway. They fired him making it sound like it was his decision to blacklist people where in reality, he was just doing what he was told, he was just dumb enough to be public about it. That's definitely stupid on his part but 2K's making it sound like it was this guy alone who decided to blacklist sites where really, that's what they were doing anyway.  
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News Comments > 2K on DNF PR
14. Re: 2K on DNF PR Jun 15, 2011, 15:48 Parallax Abstraction
 
Dev wrote on Jun 15, 2011, 15:28:
His only mistake was saying it in a publicly accessible format.

How dare anyone pull that curtain up to reveal whats behind it.

Exactly. From what I've read on some other forums, this attitude towards the press is pretty common for Take-Two. The only reason they fired the agency this time is because he revealed that publicly.
 
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News Comments > Epic Hacked
8. Re: Epic Hacked Jun 11, 2011, 14:43 Parallax Abstraction
 
Anonymous (or whoever): Please either DIAF or proceed to go to prison and live a horrendous rest of your life. You deserve it.  
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News Comments > Steam/Facebook Linking
3. Re: Steam/Facebook Linking Jun 11, 2011, 11:07 Parallax Abstraction
 
Now Steam has partnered with Facebook so you can have your privacy violated in all kinds of new ways!  
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News Comments > id Happy to be Done with Engine Licensing
12. Re: Evening Consolidation Jun 8, 2011, 22:19 Parallax Abstraction
 
Overon wrote on Jun 8, 2011, 21:46:
Oh please. Sounds a tad disingenuous considering that the last time someone used their engine was early 2000's?

Every single Call of Duty game (and I guarantee you including Modern Warfare 3) runs on the Quake 3 engine. Massively modified without a doubt but the credits of that game still say Portions of this Software (c) id Software, Inc. which means they are still making residuals off that license. As others have said, Brink and eventually Prey 2 also use it. They certainly didn't have the success in the licensing field that say Epic did with Unreal but id did very well in that space.
 
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News Comments > Ships Ahoy - Red Faction: Armageddon
9. Re: Ships Ahoy - Red Faction: Armageddon Jun 8, 2011, 08:53 Parallax Abstraction
 
I'm not big on the OnLive exclusive demo either but for those worried about signing up for it, it's free now. Costs nothing to sign up and play the demo.  
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News Comments > DICE on (Free) Battlefield 3 Battleog
24. Re: DICE on (Free) Battlefield 3 Battleog Jun 4, 2011, 10:36 Parallax Abstraction
 
In addition to wanting to show up Activision (it definitely generates great PR for BF3 to come out and say you've offering social features for free that they will charge for), I think them doing this is in response to both of the free-to-play Battlefield games not doing well. I remember EA saying that Battlefield Heroes fell well below expectations (as did Quake Wars before it which wasn't even their thing) and other than an ad during the ATI driver installer, I've heard absolutely nothing about Battlefield Play4Free since it launched. I think if those had succeeded, EA would be trying to charge for this but I think they learned before Activision that by and large, people in the US don't care about this stuff enough to shell out money for me. CoD does have a large dudebro fanbase who may not know any better but I'd wager that CoD Elite will also not meet their expectations and it will either get cheaper or go free eventually as well.  
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News Comments > OnLive on Connected TVs
18. Re: OnLive on Connected TVs Jun 3, 2011, 10:51 Parallax Abstraction
 
Verno wrote on Jun 3, 2011, 09:14:
Beamer wrote on Jun 3, 2011, 07:38:

Yeah pretty much usage caps are the death knell of the service

Netflix is going to fight caps to the death.

You would think so but that's unfortunately incorrect. Netflix in fact has taken a very laid back stance, basically just issuing press statements. They don't lobby, they aren't making significant new partnerships beyond CDN and edge network placement. In fact I remember when Canada was going through that whole UBB thing and asked Netflix to get involved they basically said "we feel the marketplace will eventually force this issue with the cable/DSL providers". Netflix is starting to position itself as a content provider more than anything else.

I can't speak to the US but Netflix is definitely actively lobbying in Canada. There have been numerous reports of Netflix meeting with federal Members of Parliament and it is believes that when Aggregated Volume Pricing (big telco's rebranding of UBB) becomes an issue, it is expected that Netflix will be taking a more active stance on the issue. I certainly hope they've learned that their deafening silence during UBB definitely contributed to it initially getting passed.
 
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News Comments > OnLive on Connected TVs
15. Re: OnLive on Connected TVs Jun 3, 2011, 08:53 Parallax Abstraction
 
Bumpy wrote on Jun 3, 2011, 00:31:
Who the heck is buying this subscription service to keep it a float even this long? I would of thought it would already have gone the way of WebTV.

OnLive hasn't had a subscription for a while now. Anyone can use the service for free, you just buy games like you would on Steam.
 
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