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Homepage http://geekbravado.com
Signed On Jul 12, 2002, 18:05
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News Comments > Op Ed
4. Re: Op Ed Mar 24, 2011, 09:57 Parallax Abstraction
 
I get their points but man, that was one of the worst written articles I've seen in a long time. Which is quite something when you consider the average writing skill in the gaming and tech press these days.  
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News Comments > Ships Ahoy - Crysis 2
2. Re: Ships Ahoy - Crysis 2 Mar 22, 2011, 15:11 Parallax Abstraction
 
Does the PC version still prompt you to Press Start and have virtually no graphical options?  
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News Comments > Ubisoft Distributing AC Brotherhood Soundtrack from Torrent?
5. Re: Ubisoft Distributing AC Brotherhood Soundtrack from Torrent? Mar 15, 2011, 23:40 Parallax Abstraction
 
nin wrote on Mar 15, 2011, 22:02:

That might have been my link, I think. Reading there and IO9 is downright painful these days. It's like they designed it for an ipad, and fuck everyone else.

Sounds like the attitude of most Apple fans.
 
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News Comments > EA Forum Ban Prevents Game Access?
7. Re: EA Forum Ban Prevents Game Access? Mar 11, 2011, 12:35 Parallax Abstraction
 
Thanks BioWare, you've now convinced me to rent this game on 360 rather than but it. Assuming I play it at all.

Access to a product you paid for should in no way be tied to access to a free and optional forum.
 
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News Comments > THQ Spending Big
4. Re: THQ Spending Big Mar 10, 2011, 11:59 Parallax Abstraction
 
InBlack wrote on Mar 10, 2011, 10:12:
Please, please, please dont suck. But considering its a big budget title Im pretty sure they are going to fuck it up. Hope Im wrong.

It's also being developed by Vigil Games, whose only release to date is Darksiders. I thought that had a lot of problems and it's certainly nothing like an MMO. This is going to be quite a test of that team.
 
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News Comments > GTA5 Details?
24. Re: GTA5 Details? Mar 8, 2011, 07:59 Parallax Abstraction
 
Asmo wrote on Mar 8, 2011, 04:23:
StingingVelvet wrote on Mar 8, 2011, 00:47:
Asmo wrote on Mar 8, 2011, 00:12:
And maintenance on Niko's friends/GF?? GTFO.

I will never understand the hate for that since it was completely optional.

It was, but the constant nagging to do something wasn't...

It's such a small part of the game but it just irks the crap out of me.

If you ever end up trying the game again, you can actually mute your cell phone from its menu. If you do, no one calls you for the friend missions and you also don't get the lowered reputation for refusing their invites.
 
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News Comments > Bungie's MMOG Confirmed
7. Re: Bungie's MMOG Confirmed Mar 4, 2011, 07:55 Parallax Abstraction
 
bhcompy wrote on Mar 3, 2011, 23:30:
So will it be washed out looking with generic weapons and gameplay?

Don't forget the ridiculous and utterly incomprehensible fiction and horrendous sound design!
 
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News Comments > Valve Looks to Steam Power Your TV
4. Re: Valve Looks to Steam Power Your TV Feb 28, 2011, 13:28 Parallax Abstraction
 
My guess is that this is only the first step of a long-term strategy. Valve probably eventually wants to compete with services like OnLive by making it easy to have a mini PC on your TV that can act like a game console but is in fact a PC. I wouldn't be surprised to see a Steam branded micro-console like device in the next year or two.  
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News Comments > TDU2 Free DLC
2. Re: TDU2 Free DLC Feb 23, 2011, 15:57 Parallax Abstraction
 
Mr. Anisotonic wrote on Feb 23, 2011, 15:30:
And here's the open letter from the community to the developers, listing our official, non-negotiable requests for fixes and features:

http://forums.testdriveunlimited2.com/showthread.php?t=34175

They better "spend a great deal of time" looking at it, considering the huge amount of support is has.



Not that I disagree with voicing your concerns and complaints to the developer but what do you mean non-negotiable? If those things aren't implemented, what do you plan to do? You can't get a refund on the game. I suppose you can boycott Atari as a group but given how little they put out lately and the fact that they'll probably be bankrupt in a year or two, do you expect that to have much impact? I'm not trying to be snide, I am just curious what your plan of action is if (rather when) they don't act on these suggestions.
 
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News Comments > Sniper: Ghost Warrior Sells a Million
9. Re: Sniper: Ghost Warrior Sells a Million Feb 17, 2011, 12:18 Parallax Abstraction
 
I'm guessing the majority of those million sales were to the bro crowd who never buy anything but Halo and Call of Duty and saw this as another game in that vein. These are people who don't read reviews but if they hear something's like one of the other things they buy regularly, they jump on it. I'm guessing the second one will bomb now that all those people know what they bought.  
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News Comments > Crytek Responds to Crysis 2 Leak
4. Re: Crytek responds to Crysis 2 Leak Feb 12, 2011, 15:47 Parallax Abstraction
 
And who is downloading it and playing it instead of purchasing the game like honest people would? Oh right, the pirates.  
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News Comments > The Darkness II Announced
10. Re: The Darkness II Announced Feb 8, 2011, 12:20 Parallax Abstraction
 
nin wrote on Feb 8, 2011, 11:21:
Parallax Abstraction wrote on Feb 8, 2011, 11:19:
nin wrote on Feb 8, 2011, 10:00:
I didn't think the original did well enough for a sequel?

It ended up selling over a million copies.


No shit? I had no idea - I assumed it bombed.


I was surprised too. But then again, Pachter predicted it would fail and when he predicts something, you can always presume the opposite.

I really hope this ends up being good. Digital Extremes hasn't put out anything impressive in a long time (Dark Sector was OK but that's about it) but I hope they can pull this off.
 
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News Comments > Ships Ahoy - Test Drive Unlimited 2
5. Re: Ships Ahoy - Test Drive Unlimited 2 Feb 8, 2011, 12:18 Parallax Abstraction
 
JayDeath wrote on Feb 8, 2011, 12:15:
Are we gonna have people in the city this time around or will I be driving through a ghost town like the last game?

I'd be happy if the cars just don't drive like Matchbox toys on pivots.
 
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News Comments > Ships Ahoy - Test Drive Unlimited 2
2. Re: Ships Ahoy - Test Drive Unlimited 2 Feb 8, 2011, 11:57 Parallax Abstraction
 
Wow, Atari must have no money left for PR. I had no idea from any sites or podcasts that this was anywhere near shipping yet.  
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News Comments > The Darkness II Announced
5. Re: The Darkness II Announced Feb 8, 2011, 11:19 Parallax Abstraction
 
nin wrote on Feb 8, 2011, 10:00:
I didn't think the original did well enough for a sequel?

It ended up selling over a million copies.
 
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News Comments > Remedy Cofounder Joins Rovio
5. Re: Remedy Cofounder Joins Rovio Feb 6, 2011, 14:56 Parallax Abstraction
 
I hope he enjoyes his career of cranking out endless sequels and DLC for a hugely overrated physics puzzle game. Riveting stuff.  
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News Comments > Duty Calls
10. Re: Duty Calls Feb 2, 2011, 15:40 Parallax Abstraction
 
No time to put together a Bulletstorm PC demo but they have time to do this.  
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News Comments > Magicka Patched
8. Re: Magicka Patched Jan 29, 2011, 15:16 Parallax Abstraction
 
Halo wrote on Jan 28, 2011, 23:12:
I know I'd like to see what he would say if they didn't fix it.

It's Icewind. He'll pick a reason to troll out of any news story.
 
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News Comments > On Magicka's Bugs
2. Re: On Magicka's Bugs Jan 28, 2011, 12:36 Parallax Abstraction
 
Yeah cause pushing out a buggy product and then playing the sympathy card totally leads to higher sales. I mean, this has been proven as a solid marketing vehicle for years now.

Seriously, think before you post Icewind. For once.
 
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News Comments > Pachter vs. Gamer's Voice
4. Re: Pachter vs. Gamer's Voice Jan 25, 2011, 16:22 Parallax Abstraction
 
That the gaming press continues to lazily rely on this useless hack for quotes shows just how little actual "journalism" there is in this industry.  
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