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Signed On Aug 28, 2002, 23:14
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News Comments > Steamships Ahoy - Dark Messiah of Might and Magic
27. Re: I like Steam but... Oct 25, 2006, 20:31 Squirmer
this game looks like a Oblivion rip off, minus the smarts


What are you judging it on? One screenshot? It's a very different kind of game.

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News Comments > Gold - Dark Messiah of Might and Magic
15. Re: No subject Oct 9, 2006, 19:16 Squirmer
I would guess that Steam is only of interest for people in countries where the game will not be available at the time of the US/Euro launch (like in the Asia/Pacific region where people might be happy to get their hands on it this way).

Depends on exchange rates. I'm in Australia and I'll save between $10 and $20 if I buy from Steam (which I have already). The Steam version is about A$69, and the retail version costs $90 (though you could find it for $80 pretty easily). So it's a significant saving.

Also, I'm more willing to buy a game on Steam just so more money goes to the game companies instead of retailers. I don't expect everyone else to care, but I do. It would be nice if Steam versions cost a bit less, but if they reduced the Steam price the game companies would still not see any extra money, so ... what would be the point?

(But will Ubisoft actually pass some extra money onto Arkane or will the publisher keep all the extra for themselves? Who knows.)

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News Comments > Free Prey Content Plans
11. Re: No subject Sep 16, 2006, 09:56 Squirmer
I guess we have Xbox Live to thank for free post-release content becoming big news. Time was when it was a given.

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News Comments > Evening Q&As
8. Re: counting down for DEFCON Sep 7, 2006, 18:16 Squirmer
Still, looking forwards to Bioshock (looks decent...but how will it play with it's nazi laboratory?)

It has nothing to do with Nazis.

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News Comments > Left Behind Beta Demo
50. Re: No subject Sep 1, 2006, 20:49 Squirmer
I personally think The Iliad has far more to say about the human condition and the tragic nature of life than does the Bible. Plus, the Iliad has been influencing our culture for even longer than the Bible. No one reads the classics anymore so this is all probably a mute point.

You're talking about the merits of the books themselves, but I'm talking about how they've been used over the years. I think few people have based their entire lives around The Iliad or used it to justify all their actions.

I hope people realise that I said the most significant book, not the best or most worthwhile or anything else. It has nothing to do with their intrinsic value.

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News Comments > Left Behind Beta Demo
38. Re: No subject Sep 1, 2006, 10:59 Squirmer
Are you serious?
If so you must have a very limited reading list, like say The Bible and possible some violent condoning version, like say the fools of this left behind crap?

Yes I'm serious, and I haven't read the Bible in full (only parts of it) and I don't go to church. I'm talking about humanity in general, not you in particular and not me either. Why are you so offended?

In your opinion, what book has been more significant in the last 2000 years?

Is there a single original story in the The Bible?

Why is that important? Shakespeare took many of his plays from other sources, and yet they're still performed today. Is complete originality a requirement for reproduction? Kind of a paradoxical proposition, isn't it?

Everything including dates and names are taken from other religions.


It was clearly written to suppress women and even though Jesus says turn away from violence my way is the way and helping the oppressed, infirmed and even prisoners.


You have psychotics condoning killing, torture and genocide (especially the fools that made this game) calling themselves christians.


You really haven't addressed what I said, just used it as a window to repeat some memorised responses.

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News Comments > Battlestar Galactica & Double Fine Game Plans
5. Re: XBOX BSG Sep 1, 2006, 10:51 Squirmer
BSG is a great show. I bought the season 1 & 2 boxsets the other week planning to watch them gradually over the next couple of months. I plowed through them in a week.

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News Comments > Just Cause Dated
11. Re: Awesome! Sep 1, 2006, 03:21 Squirmer
All games suck now, especially here.

I thought the Just Cause demo was great fun. I might end up getting the PS2 version though, if the graphics aren't too nerfed. It's a game for sitting back and having a laugh, which most people here can't seem to do.

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News Comments > Left Behind Beta Demo
19. Re: No subject Aug 31, 2006, 18:09 Squirmer
I don't know why people are so opposed to Christian-themed games. The Bible is probably the most significant book in the history of humanity, and it's full of great stories ripe for adaptation. And if you don't like it, you don't have to play it, so why be offended by its mere existence?

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News Comments > Dark Messiah Steam & LE Plans
7. Re: No subject Aug 31, 2006, 18:02 Squirmer
As I've said before, I'm happy to pay the same price on Steam because the makers of the game will see more revenue without the retail costs. Although in this case who knows how much extra Ubi will take instead of Arkane.

Anyway, Steam is still cheaper than retail for me, because I'm in Australia. At the current exchange rate, US$50 is about AU$65. At retail stores in Australia, Dark Messiah will be sold for $80-$90, so Steam is a significant saving.

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News Comments > Penumbra Announced
6. Re: No subject Aug 25, 2006, 00:33 Squirmer
The tech demo was pretty impressive. Being able to directly 'handle' objects in the environment makes it almost like a cross mix of FPS and point and click adventure. Even when there are no enemies around, interacting with the environment is very engaging.

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News Comments > On Armed Assault's Delay
13. Re: No subject Aug 22, 2006, 05:36 Squirmer
The game's been delayed by only a few months at most. Is it really possible to dramatically change the graphics and AI in that time, or is this just an excuse because they're having problems?

Don't get me wrong, I'm really looking forward to AA, but at the moment I'm not quite buying this explanation.

The smoke looks photoshopped or something too.

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News Comments > Armed Assault 2 Delay
12. Re: Arma 2? Aug 18, 2006, 20:14 Squirmer
CodeMasters owns the "Operation Flashpoint" name, I think.

I know, I'm just referring to the news headline: 'Armed Assault 2'.

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News Comments > Armed Assault 2 Delay
2. Re: Cant Wait!! Aug 18, 2006, 10:40 Squirmer
I'm looking forward to it. I didn't realise there had already been an Armed Assault 1, however.

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News Comments > NWN2 and Dark Messiah Limited Editions
30. Re: No subject Aug 15, 2006, 20:08 Squirmer
but seriously why is the first level like 3 minutes of gameplay? I hope that isn't normal for the game... 6 enemies and then a boss.

The DM demo is the E3 demo. I highly doubt it will be included in the final game (at least in that form). I would be hugely surprised if the game features a cyclops as one of the first enemies.

I thought the demo was great, and I'm very excited about the game mechanics. I'm more interested in sandbox gameplay (DM) than an open world with restrictive gameplay (Oblivion). As far as gameplay goes, Dark Messiah carries on the System Shock/Thief/Deus Ex tradition, and I think that's pretty exciting.

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News Comments > Windows Panorama?
3. Re: Windows Panorama Aug 11, 2006, 20:37 Squirmer
It makes sense given Microsoft's desire to integrate various platforms. Sounds interesting.

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News Comments > Splinter Cell Double Agent Date, Demo Plans
2. Re: Cool! Aug 8, 2006, 01:11 Squirmer
I do not have official dates for you yet so Iíll have to get back to you on that, but we can all probably estimate that these demos wonít be showing up sooner than a month before launch because no one ever releases demos earlier than that. [wink]

Except Dark Messiah which will have a demo out later today, two months before release, and is also published by Ubisoft.

Anyway, looking forward to the Double Agent demo.

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News Comments > Steam Update
13. Re: Jaenos Aug 5, 2006, 23:58 Squirmer
The episodes aren't about 'what happens at the end of HL2'. Saying you won't buy the episodes because of that is like saying you shouldn't buy HL2 to find out what happened at the end of HL1. Gabe Newell refers to the episodes as Half-Life 3 anyway.

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News Comments > Op Ed
3. Re: Better Video Game Journalist Jul 30, 2006, 21:15 Squirmer
It's telling that an article about becoming a better video game journalist is filled with such basic information. I'm not sure who his target audience is. A journalist who needs advice on how to handle PR people shouldn't need to be told to read widely and do research.

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News Comments > Saturday Previews
10. Re: No subject Jul 30, 2006, 09:23 Squirmer
The fact that they could kill you in two hits was exactly the problem. It turned the open gameplay with tactics and forethought of the early game into a twitchy corridor shooter. Hopefully the designers have learnt their lesson.

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