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Signed On Sep 16, 2002, 17:15
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News Comments > Halo 2 & PC Live in May
57. Lets get back on track. Mar 14, 2007, 19:32 Smellfinger
 
Windows Live restricts your multiplayer options unless you pay for the Gold subscription, and even then you're forced to use Windows Live. This is counter to what id Software started with the original Quake. It's counter to the spirit of online PC gaming.

 
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News Comments > Valve on Games for Windows
58. Re: No subject Mar 13, 2007, 22:26 Smellfinger
 
They won't ban you for tweaking your hardware. At worst they'll ban you from the Windows Live service if you're caught with an invalid license. At best they'll prevent you from accessing the multiplayer portion of a game if you don't have a valid license. Either way it puts more power in the hands of Microsoft.

 
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News Comments > Valve on Games for Windows
57. Re: No subject Mar 13, 2007, 22:24 Smellfinger
 
Double post.

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News Comments > Valve on Games for Windows
55. Re: No subject Mar 13, 2007, 19:54 Smellfinger
 
I don't keep up with a lot of this stuff but I'm talking about the Xbox Live-like system that is being put in place in the next several months.

With Xbox Live, Microsoft scans your Xbox to see if you've modified it to play copied games. In fact, you risk being banned from the service if you're found to be using a modified Xbox. I expect Windows Live to function in a similar fashion.

 
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News Comments > Valve on Games for Windows
51. Re: No subject Mar 13, 2007, 18:10 Smellfinger
 
It makes guys like me PIRATE YOUR FUCKING OPERATING SYSTEM TO PLAY THE GAME I'LL PAY FOR!

Games for Windows will undoubtedly check to see if you have a valid Vista key like Windows Update does. If you want to play anything online, you'll probably have to buy Vista. My guess is that this is another reason for Games for Windows existence.

 
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News Comments > Valve on Games for Windows
29. Send a message by growing up. Mar 13, 2007, 01:12 Smellfinger
 
I like playing games as much as the next nerd, but what Microsoft has done with Vista has turned me towards Linux and away from PC games and Microsoft products in general. Learning Linux is very difficult at times, but I can't in good conscience support a company that puts a cartel of wealthy entertainment industry conglomerates ahead of its users. If the options are stepping in line to be taken advantage of or giving up PC games, I choose the latter.

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News Comments > Valve on Games for Windows
19. Re: Doug isn't funny Mar 12, 2007, 22:28 Smellfinger
 
A purposeless operating system, to be sure.

The main purpose of Windows Vista is to protect corporate interests with DRM, restricting what users can do with their hardware. This is the one thing it does right out of the box without any patches.


 
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News Comments > Shadowrun & Windows LIVE "Gold" Accounts
7. Welcome to the future. Mar 5, 2007, 21:18 Smellfinger
 
The success of closed-system content delivery services like Steam and the pay-to-play subscription model of MMO's and Xbox Live have seriously damaged the open and free online gaming we used to enjoy. Pay-to-play gaming is the new paradigm.

Playing 16-player Quake online 10 years ago, I never imagined that something so pure would be co-opted by corporate greed. Then again, I was young and naive.

Online gaming has gone from being a dynamic experience to a cold, calculated business venture. I'm just glad I was there when it was something special.


 
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News Comments > Best Buy's Pre-pwned Program
87. Re: Marc Rein = Music Industry Oct 2, 2005, 15:33 Smellfinger
 
"Think how easy it would be to require entry of a registration code to lock the game to that account."

Think of how easy it would be for me not to buy your video game if you decide to implement that stupid fucking shit. I wiped my ass with Half-Life 2 and I'll wipe my ass with any other game that wants me to go through hoops after I've paid my $50.

 
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News Comments > RattHunter Announced
70. I like this press release. Feb 5, 2005, 16:36 Smellfinger
 
If an unknown Russian developer can muster the courage to apologize in advance for a mediocre FPS, then why can't id Software apologize after the fact?

 
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News Comments > More WoW Woes
62. Re: Blizzard hasn't lost anyone of value Jan 25, 2005, 04:12 Smellfinger
 
I'd like to add that if they lost anyone who worked on Diablo 2 I would consider that a major bonus. What a shit game. Easily the worst game of their career.

 
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News Comments > More WoW Woes
55. Blizzard hasn't lost anyone of value. Jan 23, 2005, 21:22 Smellfinger
 
Look at the fetid diarrhea all of these ex-Blizzard teams have sprayed out. Goblin Commander: Shit. That stupid fucking Diablo clone set in medievil Japan: Shit. Guild Wars: Shit baked in the sun for 4 days with maggots and puke and smegma.

WOW itself is the only MMORPG worth playing. Technical issues aside, it's Blizzard's best game since Starcraft. What ruins the game is petty, small-minded class (cock) envy. The fanbase consists of intellectually and emotionally stunted rejects who want more for themselves and less for their preceived competition. As usual, the community is killing the game, the worthless, greedy, knuckle-dragging, slope-browed, most-likely-underbathed pissant subhumans that they are.

Fart.

 
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News Comments > 20,000 Steam Accounts Disabled
78. Re: It blows Nov 23, 2004, 18:55 Smellfinger
 
"So you like a game with dated graphics, frame rate issues, clunky controls, a half-assed non-story and horribly repetitive level design?"

Yeah. Isn't it sad that a game with all those problems is better than Half-Life 2?

 
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News Comments > 20,000 Steam Accounts Disabled
49. Re: It blows Nov 23, 2004, 17:14 Smellfinger
 
"Ok.. half of you are missing the point entirely."

They're intentionally missing the point. It's willfull ignorance because they have a subconscious desire to be dominated by authority. To them, Steam is like a stern spanking, and they find that feeling very comfortable. The fanboy mentality is very simple and transparent once you understand the psychological mechanisms that control it.

 
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News Comments > 20,000 Steam Accounts Disabled
23. Steam makes piracy easier. Nov 23, 2004, 15:41 Smellfinger
 
The cracked Steam version of HL2 I played worked just fine. It was much easier to get running properly than anything I've pirated in years. Unzip to directory and play. No serials, cracks or ISO files to burn. When I got bored of the game after a few hours of play, since it's not half the game Halo 2 is, I simply erased the directory. So Steam actually makes piracy more convenient. Thanks Valve!

 
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News Comments > More Half-Life 2 Preloads
20. FAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAART! Sep 3, 2004, 01:39 Smellfinger
 
Gabe is obese and full of shit so he must fart a lot!

 
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News Comments > Half-Life 2 Preloads Steam Ahead
94. Re: wait a min Aug 27, 2004, 17:07 Smellfinger
 
You're assuming that Steam is there for the benefit of the consumer when it's not. It's there for the benefit of Valve's pocketbook.

 
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News Comments > DOOM 3 Sales
125. Consoles are no better than PCs. Aug 26, 2004, 02:28 Smellfinger
 
There's enough filler on both platforms to choke even the most morbidly obese id Software and Valve fanboys. Granted, the best FPS in years is a console game, but for every Halo there are 1000 generic, bargain bin console games. It's the same with PCs. The problem is that mediocrity is tolerated by the average gamer. Think about it: Doom 3, an abysmally mediocre video game, gets rave reviews and sells ridiculously well. What kind of message does that send to developers? Make a game like Doom 3 and cash in like id Software! It happens in every genre on every platform. Is it any wonder that video games aren't evolving?

 
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News Comments > DOOM 3 Sales
98. Re: Lets recap for a moment Aug 24, 2004, 23:46 Smellfinger
 
Pre-emtive reply from tasteless id fanboys: Halo and Goldeneye are shitty console games! Lamer!
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News Comments > DOOM 3 Sales
77. Re: selling like hotcakes? Aug 24, 2004, 18:35 Smellfinger
 
"Captivating storylines are a minority in console games for sure, but you're talking about an audience that eats up pokemon crystal to the tunes of hundreds of thousands."

Being too cool for console games must be a terrible burden. I'm sure the ladies think you're a real winner, though!

 
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