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Signed On Sep 26, 2002, 00:45
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News Comments > Fallout: New Vegas Revealed
16. Re: Fallout: New Vegas Revealed Apr 20, 2009, 12:54 SCG
 
Doesn't Fallout 1 and 2 actually cap at level 20 also?  
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News Comments > Shadowbane Closing
14. Re: Shadowbane Closing Apr 19, 2009, 23:18 SCG
 
I think the client should be free of charge and you only pay a subscription fee.
If a company wants to charge for the games client than when it decides to close it, it should provide the community the tools and means for people to create their servers. Since this last option is a lot more complex and at the same time not suited for every multiplayer game, I think at least the first option should be applied.

Then by all means, feel free to make one of these ferociously expensive games and market it the way you think it should be done. Until and unless it's your millions of dollars invested, I don't think your opinion really carries much weight, nor should it.

You know, I want to say something snarky at you. But if you know about it, you're right. There are actually a few of these kind of MMOs that you didn't "buy the game" but you paid, one way or another, monthly. Some Korean, there are even some American and European made ones that I promise 99% of the people that would play MMOs, has never heard of.

The point is, every single one of these games are pretty crappy. They lack content and polish. They really didn't have the budget to make it, what we could call, an AAA MMORPG. I'm not saying Shadowbane succeeding in being an AAA MMORPG, but it tried. The "alternative business model" MMORPGs don't even try to compete on that caliber.

Well, someone with millions is going to try. Sony's Free Realms. Really compete on the AAA level. I guess we will see if that business model is profit. Whatever you think about that MMO and SOE, atleast they'll try.
 
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News Comments > Demigod Patched
45. Re: Demigod Patched Apr 16, 2009, 20:55 SCG
 
I'd be happy if I could actually play the damn game. It won't even launch for me. From looking at the forums, this seems to be the case for a lot of people, and there seems to probably be multiple causes.

What's really weird is on the forums, people having problems seem really vague. Like when people ask them about their computer setup or if they have the newest drivers, people just start to go on a rant about beta testing software instead of actually answering the question. I dunno if these people are just pirates and just angry people.

It's running my rig and I can play online fine, but it is buggy. Since this patch, it will lockup after the game ends, sometimes.
 
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News Comments > On Riddick DRM
54. Re: On Riddick DRM Apr 16, 2009, 15:28 SCG
 
10 years down the road, maybe Atari will be dead and gone along with all their activation servers. Will you be playing this game in 10 years? Unlikely.

I went ahead and played Fallout 2 BEFORE I played Fallout 3. So what is unlikely for YOU isn't unlikely for every gamer.

If people didn't play old games, there would NOT be a Retro games market. What is modern TODAY will be considered "Classic" in 10 years.

PEOPLE STILL PLAY STARCRAFT. There are classes in it, in High School (okay in South Korea, but still).

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News Comments > On Riddick DRM
52. Re: On Riddick DRM Apr 16, 2009, 15:25 SCG
 
So Atari says just trust us. We will make sure it is okay. Greeeeeat.

Here is the dumbest part of the statement.

about 10% of all the Riddick PC games sole have been activated more than once

IDIOT!

That is a terrible number because. RIDDICK HAS BEEN OUT FOR 2 WEEKS.

He is saying in 2 weeks, that already 10% of the people needs another activation. So what happens in a year or two when people upgrade their computers (CPU, Motherboard, GPU) or just fix it (HDs do burn out).

It's time to just let Atari sink.
 
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News Comments > Fallout Online Legal Woes?
17. Re: No Elder Scrolls Apr 16, 2009, 15:20 SCG
 
No. The last thing this hobby need is yet another MMO.

However since that is unrealistic. The last thing this hobby needs is another WOW CLONE!

That's a completely unfounded opinion. Saying that is like saying the "last thing this hobby needs is another FPS" or "the last thing this hobby needs is another RTS". Maybe Blizzard should stop working on Starcraft 2 since YOU PERSONALLY don't want it.

As it turns out. There are these people in the world that want new games. They are called GAMERS. I think you're on the wrong forum. Gamers want new games. Even games in the same genre.

See gamers buy games. They just want good games, it doesn't matter it is a MMO or RTS or FPS. I don't how else to explain it to you.
 
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News Comments > id the "Multiplatform Developer"
14. Re: id the Apr 12, 2009, 16:13 SCG
 
On the other hand, there are plenty of great games to be made that don't require big-budgets and big-marketing. If you insist on chasing after that, fine, but don't act as if you don't have options.

Of course. Id could go make Peggle. How long have you been playing games, noob? This is id. They really don't have options. They are id.

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News Comments > Assault on Dark Athena DRM Backlash
71. Re: On Dark Athena DRM Apr 9, 2009, 19:10 SCG
 
"delay" the pirates for some time

I fixed it for you.
 
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News Comments > Assault on Dark Athena DRM Backlash
70. Re: Assault on Dark Athena DRM Backlash Apr 9, 2009, 19:01 SCG
 
Don't get me wrong, I hate install limits, but using this as a reason to pirate the game is bullshit rationalizing, and using it as a reason not to buy the game seems way overboard. That's just me though..

Remember boys and girls, when you buy the game, some of the money is going to pay the salary of the guy to decided to put in SecuROM. And when he's talking to his boss, your sale is part of reason he's gonna defend SecuROM, thus Atari will make more games with SecuROM. So ultimately buying the game means you're giving future sales indirectly to SecuROM.

Enjoy.
 
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News Comments > Assault on Dark Athena DRM Backlash
69. Re: Assault on Dark Athena DRM Backlash Apr 9, 2009, 18:55 SCG
 
" Changing GPU and CPU could also invalidate a license, not sure though..

Yes, they do especially for the CPU because those have serial numbers."

Actually so do GPUs. They have a GUID. Actually all hardware that conforms to the Plug-and-Play standard does aka all hardware made past 1993 (I think). PnP uses the GUID uniquely identify nearly every piece of hardware on your PC. So that's how these DRM technology program a "PC Signature".
 
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News Comments > Borderlands Goes Cel-Shaded
20. Re: Borderlands Goes Cel-Shaded Apr 9, 2009, 18:46 SCG
 
"Wow, a few asshats on here agree on something and suddenly everyone agrees with them! It's amazing, really it is. It couldn't be that a lot of people do like cell shading....nahhhh"

Look people don't like cell shading because...

wait for it...
wait for it...
wait for it...

The world is not cell-shaded.

Most people like things that look real. See that's why most movies aren't actually animations. If people liked cell-shaded more, then there would be more animated movies than their would be movies shot on film/digital film. Kinda like how only a small minority of people in the world has ever seen or care to see Hentai.
 
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News Comments > Ships Ahoy - World of MMA 2
2. Re: Ships Ahoy - World of MMA 2 Apr 8, 2009, 15:24 SCG
 
You really need to post screenshots in your review. It seems less like a video game review and more like newspaper article right now.  
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News Comments > Ships Ahoy - Assault on Dark Athena
6. Re: Ships Ahoy - Assault on Dark Athena Apr 7, 2009, 13:34 SCG
 
This game was out in the stores for a week now. The first thing I did when I saw it was open up my cell phone too look up the DRM to decide if I should buy it.

This is hardcore DRM. Three installs only, non-revokable.

I'll pass. And to think, I would have purchased had it not had DRM.
 
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News Comments > Free Age of Conan Trial
1. Re: Free Age of Conan Trial Apr 2, 2009, 11:19 SCG
 
I wonder if this requires you enter in your credit card. I'd try but I wouldn't want to enter in my CC. Some of these things can be a hassle to cancel.  
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News Comments > Romeo & Juliet Game & Demo
3. Re: Romeo & Juliet Game & Demo Mar 30, 2009, 22:41 SCG
 
HAHA! That is the funniest thing I heard all day! Oh, and so very true. What the hell is "contemporary colloquial American English". Does it have an Ebonics and 1337 mode?

Wow that has terrible looking people. It looks like it was made in Poser. It probably was, actually. Okay, seriously games might not all about graphics, but could they pretend to try. I guess the art school "D" student needs a job too.

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News Comments > Red Alert 3 Patch, Movie
2. Re: Red Alert 3 Patch, Movie Mar 29, 2009, 17:44 SCG
 
Both Hamill and McDowell did a great job on Wing Commander. The death of Wing Commander had nothing to do with them. It has everything to do with the fact that the whole genre is dead. When was the last space flight sim you bought for any PC or console? I didn't buy any either.  
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News Comments > Metaverse
3. Re: silverlight video streaming Sep 8, 2008, 01:51 SCG
 
Sometimes, every now and then, Microsoft does something good. Silverlight is good. Flash simply can't handle high-resolution video or live video.

 
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News Comments > Legal Briefs
3. Re: Precedents warn EA exec Aug 22, 2008, 02:45 SCG
 
I'm confused.

EA... are... the... good guys?

What?!?!?!? Wow, this blows my mind. I'm sure I'll wake up tomorrow and that article will be pulled -- like it never happed.

 
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News Comments > Wheelman Trailer
1. No subject Jul 15, 2008, 20:38 SCG
 
The best part about this game is that Vin Diesel owns the game developer, Tigon Studios, that made this game. It's isn't like Tigon hired him. It is his company. They are supposed to making a RPG too based on Vin Diesel's D&D character Melkor.

 
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News Comments > Age of Conan Still Popular
34. Buggy Wuggy Jul 1, 2008, 08:39 SCG
 
The bugs I can live with except the one the makes the game perform worse in crossfire than on one card. Not the mention the fact you can't even see inventory icons in crossfire.

So I cancelled until they can learn to program for crossfire like every other game in existance.

 
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