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Signed On Aug 28, 2002, 23:14
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News Comments > Origin of the Species
2. Re: No subject May 21, 2004, 11:56 Squirmer
 
Interesting title. I wonder if it'll be another dumb shooter or something deeper.

 
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News Comments > id's Next Game
23. Re: I LIKE corridor shooters May 15, 2004, 00:21 Squirmer
 
'Corridor shooter' was the wrong term. I mean shooters where you just wander around shooting monsters and that's all. I think games are moving beyond that, and Id has the money and talent to show us some great stuff. They'll make a ton of money from Doom 3, I'm sure, so they can afford to take a risk or two.

For the record, I don't consider Far Cry innovative, so the inclusion of outdoor areas alone is not enough to wow me.

 
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News Comments > id's Next Game
2. Re: No subject May 14, 2004, 22:26 Squirmer
 
New IP or not, I'm more interested in whether it'll be another corridor shooter or whether iD will try something innovative for once in the last decade. We know they're capable.

 
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News Comments > More Game Movies
44. Re: I dont want to say this but... May 12, 2004, 20:55 Squirmer
 
I think HL2 will be great. It seems like the only real criticisms of it is that the graphics are a little dated compared to the likes of Far Cry. Who cares? People still play HL1 today, and it ain't for the graphics.

 
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News Comments > Monolith Screenshot
31. Re: No subject May 7, 2004, 22:24 Squirmer
 
Blues News didn't used to be filled with such stupid comments, did it? I guess companies open themselves up for snap judgement when they only release one screenshot, but still ... Judging the entire thing on that is nothing short of ridiculous.

 
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News Comments > Thief: Deadly Shadows Gold
45. Re: Demo May 5, 2004, 20:46 Squirmer
 
Wow, there's a lot of ignorance in this thread. It's one thing to be cynical and pessimistic, but quite another to be plain idiotic.

 
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News Comments > Imperial Glory Announced
8. Re: *blink* May 5, 2004, 09:42 Squirmer
 
I liked Praetorians, and I'm glad Pyro are having another go at the RTS genre. I'm not so big on the 19th century, but I'll be keeping an eye on this.

 
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News Comments > Saturday Q&As
12. Re: Good writing revisited Apr 24, 2004, 21:15 Squirmer
 
And using "they" as an indeterminate singular pronoun has never been good form.

'They' is perfectly acceptable, and far better than using 'he' or 'she'. I don't know which style guides you use, but 'they' is becoming increasingly common and much more acceptable.

 
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News Comments > Game Movies
17. Re: No subject Apr 22, 2004, 22:03 Squirmer
 
You know, even many Thief purists are quite impressed with these latest videos. I don't know why all you people are so negative. These latest videos show some classic Thief gameplay.

 
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News Comments > Op Flashpoint: Resistance & GotY Patches
20. Re: No subject Apr 15, 2004, 09:35 Squirmer
 
If a game dares to be as ambitious as Op Flashpoint, I can forgive many bugs. I would rather a buggy Op Flashpoint than a polished-till-you-see-your-pores-in-it Painkiller.

 
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News Comments > Hitman: Contracts Gold
14. Re: No subject Apr 13, 2004, 21:18 Squirmer
 
Why is there no bitching about simultaneous PC and console releases yet?

 
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News Comments > Ships Ahoy: Painkiller
41. Re: Lovin' every minute of it!!! Apr 12, 2004, 22:27 Squirmer
 
When games like Painkiller become bestsellers, can anyone really claim that PCs are for 'smart' gamers? All the stuff about dumbing down games for consoles means nothing.

 
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News Comments > Game Movies
8. Re: Bizarre Apr 5, 2004, 09:43 Squirmer
 
They're working on the PC version of this thing, but why? Who thought it was a good idea to design a RPG for consoles and port it to the PC? A company that makes decisions like this can't last very long.

You mean like Bioware? Maybe you're right: all those awards KOTOR won don't mean squat when we righteous PC gamers tell 'em who's boss.

 
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News Comments > Game Reviews
8. Re: Far Cry Mar 20, 2004, 23:50 Squirmer
 
I wasn't too impressed with the Far Cry demo. It's been overrated already, with claims of great AI and non-linearity. The AI I saw was pretty dumb and the game is far more linear than people keep saying. It's just another shooter from what I can see.

 
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News Comments > Updated X - The Threat Demo
2. Re: X2 Demo Mar 5, 2004, 00:53 Squirmer
 
I don't know whether to download this demo or wait for the next patch for it ...

 
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News Comments > PoP Sequel Soon?
1. Wonderful ... Mar 5, 2004, 00:52 Squirmer
 
Sounds like an addon pack released as a full game for full price. No doubt it'll be a best seller and Ubisoft won't feel the need to ever create something new. Way to go.

 
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News Comments > Thief: Deadly Shadows Website
19. Re: No subject Feb 13, 2004, 05:50 Squirmer
 
It'd be better if Looking Glass was making the game. Oh, wait, Looking Glass is dead, and an ex-LG designer from Thief 1 and 2 is project director on Thief 3. Well ...

 
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News Comments > Half-Life 2 in Summer at Soonest
171. No subject Feb 4, 2004, 01:04 Squirmer
 
Looking forward to Bloodlines more than HL2. HL2 should be a solid game, though, and will be a must-buy for the mods alone.

 
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News Comments > Sabotain Lives
9. Re: No subject Jan 29, 2004, 10:02 Squirmer
 
Anachronox managed some pretty good facial animations in the cutscenes using the Quake 2 engine. Though Anox isn't a shooter, of course. That scene late in the game, with ... you-know-who on the ledge, looking back with sadness ... Oh, it was a wonderful game.

 
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News Comments > Third-Person Thief III
86. Re: No Romero Jan 23, 2004, 03:17 Squirmer
 
The problem with IW was not the simultaneous Xbox development, but that not enough time was spent on PC optimisations. Even the problem of tiny levels was supposed to be fixed, to an extent. They were planning to join maps together on PC so there would be fewer transitions, but obviously ran out of time leading up to Christmas. Hopefully they take the time to tweak Thief 3 properly.

That said, how can Thief 3 really be 'consolised'? Have you played the first two Thief games recently? I'd swear they were designed for console! I'm playing Thief 1 again right now, and everything from the save slots to the inventory screams 'CONSOLE!' Funny how people didn't mind back then.

Thief's game systems are very simplistic, and I don't think Thief 3's console development will have much of an effect on the plan.

 
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