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Signed On Oct 13, 2002, 02:16
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News Comments > R.U.S.E. Open Beta Begins
12. Re: R.U.S.E. Open Beta Begins Mar 10, 2010, 19:39 Overon
 
Maybe Valve is doing them a favor by not mentioning the Ubisoft DRM. Maybe it's not 100% oficial news and that's why it's not on steam yet. But I read all Ubisoft games are going to contain this DRM.  
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News Comments > OnLive Launches in June: Monthly Fee Doesn't Include Games
48. Re: OnLive Launches in June: Monthly Fee Doesn't Include Games Mar 10, 2010, 19:33 Overon
 
you mean like an MMO? like everquest was? 12 years ago?
MMO is one set of games, every other game and MMO's can be on OnLive. 100% of gaming software as a service.
 
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News Comments > Silent Hunter 5 CE German Recall
5. Re: Silent Hunter 5 CE German Recall Mar 10, 2010, 18:59 Overon
 
They should recall it everywhere because it is buggy as shit, and it still contains bugs that were never fixed in silent hunter 3.

P.S. What's with the red asterisk next to to posts?
 
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News Comments > OnLive Launches in June: Monthly Fee Doesn't Include Games
35. Re: OnLive Launches in June: Monthly Fee Doesn't Include Games Mar 10, 2010, 17:49 Overon
 
It is the software companies wet dream, software as a service. This is it.  
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News Comments > Dawn of War II Chaos Rises in AU, Free New Content Released
8. Re: Dawn of War II Chaos Rises in AU, Free New Content Released Mar 10, 2010, 17:47 Overon
 
* Stance Toggle option has been added for switching between ranged and melee unit behaviour in all game modes
This is pretty big, one of the major criticism about the loss of control in dawn of war 2 compared to dawn of war 1.
New target priority system implemented so that idle units prefer attacking enemies they specialize against
Also huge change makes units less stupid actually prioritizing amongst multiple targets.

Both these changes are hugely welcome. Maybe some of the non base building haters will come back to DOW2, those that loved DOW1 but were upset about problems that those 2 updates are designed to fix.

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News Comments > OnLive Launches in June: Monthly Fee Doesn't Include Games
11. Re: OnLive Launches in June: Monthly Fee Doesn't Include Games Mar 10, 2010, 15:44 Overon
 
I will not be an early adopter. However we shall see soon enough how well this actually works.  
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News Comments > R.U.S.E. Open Beta Begins
5. Re: R.U.S.E. Open Beta Begins Mar 9, 2010, 22:37 Overon
 
I played the beta, it's cool and there are links to a tutorial video and all kinds of useful information, even a manual that is linked to from the game's interface. If you are dedicated you can really learn a lot about the beta before you even play your first game. They have this nifty video when you first run the game from the head guys at the development studio talking about the game. They have something very interesting with the ruses, it really opens up some really cool strategies that didn't exist in other RTS games. I thought it would be gimmicky but it is not.

But it's all for naught for me since I won't be buying any Ubisoft games with their new DRM. Shame that this developer signed on with Ubisoft, I'm sure they have little control over the DRM in their game.

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News Comments > New Mass Effect 2 Weapon on the Cerberus Network
8. Re: New Mass Effect 2 Weapon on the Cerberus Network Mar 9, 2010, 17:48 Overon
 
LOL. Gamerpics. That's kind of like stickers right? It's the next horse armor.  
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News Comments > EA Servers Back Up, Downtime Tonight
5. Re: EA Servers Back Up, Downtime Tonight Mar 9, 2010, 13:19 Overon
 
Outages like this don't happen when you have a decentralized pubilicly released dedicated servers. But instead they chose to go with another revenue stream and this is one of the side effects, downtime.  
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
2. Re: Evening Tech Bits Mar 8, 2010, 22:43 Overon
 
About the story of the fake intel cpus being shipped to buyers. I am appalled at the cease and desist letters being sent to news sites. I wish that just once, they would challenge those cease and desist letters in court and reveal them to be nothing but bullying. In the USA you are not supposed to be able silence a news site with over the top legal letters. I wish that people would fight back but it so expensive. Maybe if the person that fights back got his attorney's fees and fees for wasting their time and the courts time with baseless accusations, companies would think twice.  
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News Comments > Evening Safety Dance
1. Re: Evening Safety Dance Mar 8, 2010, 22:37 Overon
 
Is it that hard to check software for malware before making thousands of copies?
 
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News Comments > Left 4 Dead & L4D2 Mac Details
1. Re: Left 4 Dead & L4D2 Mac Details Mar 8, 2010, 22:26 Overon
 
Wow, look at that, don't have to buy it twice? What were they thinking? The shareholders will be there to sack Newell. Oh that's right, it's privately owned and independent.  
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News Comments > Kalypso Publishing Disciples III
1. Re: Kalypso Publishing Disciples III Mar 8, 2010, 22:24 Overon
 
This game has been in development forever, now they finally got a publisher. I remember how awesome the art was in the videos and screenshots.  
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News Comments > Over 25 Million Modern Warfare 2 Virtual Soldiers
2. Re: Over 25 Millions Modern Warfare 2 Virtual Soldiers Mar 8, 2010, 22:23 Overon
 
I question the timing of this tweet. Looks like they needed some kind of win after the sacking of their 2 executives and the demoralizing effect that had and Bad Company 2's success.  
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News Comments > AMD: Games Only Use PhysX for Cash
17. Re: AMD: Games Only Use PhysX for Cash Mar 8, 2010, 20:45 Overon
 
The small group of people who have purchased an nvidia card in the last three and a half years? That small group?
Don't you need two or more nvidia cards in a system in order to do physx? In other words you need one card dedicated to physx? maybe I'm misinformed.
 
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News Comments > AMD: Games Only Use PhysX for Cash
11. Re: AMD: Games Only Use PhysX for Cash Mar 8, 2010, 20:12 Overon
 
What developer wants to take the time to implement Physx (unless they get paid to implement it) when there is so little gain from it and the small base of people that can actually use it?

But an open standard won't be supported much more either for the same reason, developers don't want to spend to implement if it means it will only run on AMD/ATI graphics cards. Nvidia is not above sabotaging it on their own cards, like they did with the Physx and having one AMD/ATI card and one Nvidia card in the same system. Remember that?

Maybe if this open standard was actually used by the developer and did not require support from the graphics card maker, then that would be a better situation.

Correct me if I'm wrong, but wouldn't Nvidia and AMD/ATI have to support the open standard in their drivers?
 
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News Comments > Ubisoft DRM Servers Under Fire Again
22. Re: Ubisoft DRM Servers Under Fire Again Mar 8, 2010, 19:01 Overon
 
I buy the DDOS story. There are people out there who are against this kind of Draconian DRM (I'm going to coin a new term DRM=Draconian Rights Management) and they would be very motivated to do this to demonstrate a point.  
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News Comments > Valve's Mac Plans Announced
44. Re: Valve's Mac Plans Announced Mar 8, 2010, 17:59 Overon
 
I'm going to make a not so bold prediction. Besides the Valve Source titles, some of the indie games and "casual" games that don't use Source, will probably appear on MAC Steam quickly when the client goes live. However I seriously doubt that the next Battlefield game will. I don't think the user base is there to justify the added development costs.

However this is an overall positive thing for game consumers everywhere. This is an incremental step in the right direction. I won't make gaming as big on MAC as it is on Windows, but it will make it a little bigger. And hopefully it will grow.
 
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News Comments > Metaverse
62. Re: Metaverse Mar 8, 2010, 15:32 Overon
 
I think the people who are in favor of adblocking have presented a better reasoned and logical argument.

Also nobody has bothered to answer my questions:
I have a question though, how can a web page tell if I'm blocking some ad? The ad still gets downloaded right? It's just not shown? Or maybe it is not downloaded, they can tell that I'm sure.

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News Comments > Ubisoft's DRM Failure
50. Re: Ubisoft's DRM Failure Mar 8, 2010, 13:56 Overon
 
Look I'm sure there are motivated people who dislike DRM and who have botnets DDOSing UBIsoft to demonstrate a point. I don't think they are lieing about the DDOS. Ubisoft has just introduced a DRM scheme that guarantees that the game will not be available to play whenever one has a functioning computer, associated peripherals, and proper electricity.  
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