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Signed On Nov 2, 2002, 06:44
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News Comments > Stargate SG-1 Cancelled?
68. Re: Are you kidding me? Jan 22, 2006, 22:55 Rick
 
Ratty--

I think B5's Vorlons had living ships before LEXX.

Probably someone else before that, though.

-R.

 
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News Comments > Stargate SG-1 Cancelled?
44. Re: No subject Jan 21, 2006, 23:11 Rick
 
pgoeleven-- no worries. I learned the hard way.

-R.

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News Comments > Stargate SG-1 Cancelled?
43. Re: ... Jan 21, 2006, 23:04 Rick
 
theyarecomingforyou:
"It's not like the Bablyon 5 space game that was cancelled years ago where it actually looked amazing."

Thanks. We worked hard on that one.

-R.

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News Comments > Stargate SG-1 Cancelled?
34. Re: Excellent Jan 21, 2006, 19:07 Rick
 
Yeah, Galileo was a real nutbar

Anyway, I doubt anyone here is even qualified to pass judgement on JoWood, MGM, or Perception. We (meaning the people not involved in the contracts and development) only see what the PR folk & lawyers release, which is rarely more than a glorified "he said...she said." All I can say, from direct experience, is what you see is what they want you to see, and the truth and reality are seldom contained therein.

-R.

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News Comments > Stargate SG-1 Cancelled?
22. Re: It should be said Jan 21, 2006, 16:57 Rick
 
Hi Dan--

I'll just offer this one example: This week's episode, and alternate SG1 team came through and caused mayhem by trying to steal Atlantis's ZPM. Now, I don't watch the show that much, but I know this. If an SG1 team left in green uniforms, and came back early in black uniforms, General Hammond (Don Davis) or O'niel (RDA) would have said "shoot them", rather than letting them have free reign of SGC until a lightbulb went off saying "gee, these aren't my guys..."

Hellovashort story, huh?



As for my "going to hell" comment, by comparison to the mythological tie-ins that the Gouaould had (egyptian gods), the Auri are a very sad and unbelievable attempt at saying "oops! they aren't canning the show...we need new bad guys. STAT!"

These new bad guys read like Star Trek Technobabble(tm)... IMO.

-R.
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News Comments > Stargate SG-1 Cancelled?
19. Re: No subject Jan 21, 2006, 16:48 Rick
 
pgoelven- keep in mind, though, that while Andromeda was total drivel, for the majority of it's life it was a syndicated show (read: not tied to a network). Because of that, it could survive free from the scrupulus judge of neilson ratings, as it was just "filler material" for late nite or opposite football games.

Sadly, Firefly would have done better had they not tried to go with FOX. Syndication or Showtime would have been a better route for them. It's all about $$$$ and Ratings in the network gigs.

SciFi really lucked out with BSG. I just hope they don't blow it, and that RDM has the writs in his contract to keep the suits out of the editing room.

-R.
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News Comments > Stargate SG-1 Cancelled?
16. Re: It should be said Jan 21, 2006, 16:43 Rick
 
You have GOT to be kidding. SG1's writing has gone to hell since last season, and turning it into "Far(scape)Gate SP2" has had laughably depressing results.

Inserting cookie cutter characters from another show was just disasterous. SG1 should have died and let Atlantis take over when RDA and Don Davis decided to leave the regular cast. Then maybe the drama of one of the Stargate shows would at least be able to hold a candle to the dramatic quality in Galactica (Don't turn this into a Starbuck discussion. Let it go).

As forthe game, I can speak from direct personal experience that the poster who said that the game was a victim of politics, rather than quality is absolutely correct. There was a Game I worked on that involved IP from Warner and assets from "the cancelling publisher" that needed components from both to move to a new publisher. The proverbial "suits" at the "the cancelling publisher" let the deal lie on the desk until the project was no longer viable. Even though they would have received a drop check for $850K for the assets.

That should show you just how much sense the game industry makes.

Condolences to the Dev team...I do indeed feel your pain.

^D^

 
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News Comments > 20,000 Steam Accounts Disabled
162. Re: morons Nov 24, 2004, 04:06 Rick
 
Static: you are a total moron. The reason behind steam is to give 100% of the money paid for the product to the DEVELOPER as opposed to Vivendi/Havas/Universal/Sierra/"Evil-Dog-Empire-of-Satan".

The average developer, if they are *lucky*, gets ~$6 per unit sold. On a $50 game. Publishers get around $30, and the retailer gets, through a series of insane funny-business with "product placement charges," around 10-15 bucks.

This comes from direct experience with the insanity known as the Developer-publisher-retail "relationship."

These are the people that worked on the game, not some "money grubbing dicks." I find it insanely insensitive, moronic, and showing a complete and utter lack of understanding of (1) how the distribution channel works, and (2) how much developers get SCREWED by publishers and storefronts.

Hint: Steam is nothing compared to what the credit card companies know about you. Want to bitch about something? Bitch about how AmEx and Visa sell your purchasing profile to everyone under the sun without your knowledge or consent, rather than griping about how people who worked their asses off for the past five years are making sure that they get paid for their hard work and time spent away from their families working on a damn game.

Quit being such an ignoramus. You're basically bitching about how you can't jack your neigbors car because he installed an alarm in it.

^D^

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News Comments > New 3DRealms Game?
65. Re: Release date Oct 12, 2004, 23:18 Rick
 
ROTFLMAO....

 
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News Comments > ATI Beta DOOM 3 Drivers
41. Re: So? Aug 4, 2004, 02:08 Rick
 
I feel your pain, Ant...I have an AIW9700 myself. Not even 16 months old. I'll probably move it to the Media Center I'm building, and drop a 6800 Ultra in the main box, as D^3 is the second game I own that takes advantage of PS3 (not sure exactly when that will happen, though).

I have to say, in addition, that I'm dissapointed that ATI isn't adding PS3-like features in their next round of chips...it will prove to be quite embarassing for them if the "made for ATI" HL2 engine actually runs faster on a nVIDIA GPU; being able to process all multiple lights in one pass under DX9.0c does give nVIDIA one heck of an edge...

-^D^

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News Comments > ATI Beta DOOM 3 Drivers
40. No subject Aug 4, 2004, 02:01 Rick
 
ATI does NOT recommend installing these drivers in systems used for mission critical operations or where productivity of any kind is a concern.

Hahahaha! At least ATI warns you of the effects of DooM on productivity

-^D^

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News Comments > Ships Ahoy: UT2004
67. HL1 Pt2 Mar 17, 2004, 01:50 Rick
 
OMG! AND HALF-LIFE Platnum Edition *2* is out, too!

(not kidding: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00006FXIN/ref=pd_ecc_rvi_f/102-6993351-4640933 )


^D^

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News Comments > Athena Sword Price Correction
7. Re: Wait a second... Mar 14, 2004, 12:47 Rick
 
Such that you can play on any server. Duh.

Some of the new guns are worth it, IMO.

And, since i got it for $19, it was a pennance.

 
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News Comments > Athena Sword Price Correction
5. Re: Wait a second... Mar 13, 2004, 23:25 Rick
 
I bought Athena Sword at Fry's Electronics.

It's on sale till end-of-business next Tuesday for $19.99

-^D^

 
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News Comments > Far Cry Research Demo
17. FCD2.0 Mar 7, 2004, 13:02 Rick
 
No issues here, either.

I did, when I installed the first demo, have corrupted textures, but that was fixed handily with the latest Catalyst drivers (4.3).

That type of behavior usually means the last game you played didn't exit cleanly (i.e. didn't purge memory fully).

One other thing you can try is forcing VSYNC ON in the contol panel. That often fixes issues with depth sorting (especially on overclocked machines).

For the record, my card is a 128MB All-in-Wonder Radeon 9700Pro.

-^D^

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News Comments > Unreal Tournament 2004 Gold
136. Re: BF1942 vs Unreal Tournament Grudge Match Mar 6, 2004, 11:26 Rick
 
Stolk--

I know...hence the smiles. No worries, mate.

-R.

 
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News Comments > Unreal Tournament 2004 Gold
116. Re: BF1942 vs Unreal Tournament Grudge Match Mar 5, 2004, 14:49 Rick
 
Stolk wrote:

"They don't have to, huh... Valve did it for them."

Well duh ... I'm not stupid; I mean it IS a valve url

It was a joke based on my own past experience in marketing research for games....



^D^

 
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News Comments > Unreal Tournament 2004 Gold
94. SSE3? Mar 4, 2004, 23:56 Rick
 
on a UT note:

Anyone know if 2K4 is being compiled with SSE3 (Prescott) extensions?

-^D^

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News Comments > Unreal Tournament 2004 Gold
93. Re: BF1942 vs Unreal Tournament Grudge Match Mar 4, 2004, 23:54 Rick
 
Wow. Some game studios would kill for that kind of demographic info, Stolk.

It looks like ATI still has a ways to go in order to unseat Nvidia's stranglehold on the home market.

IMO, this may well be the bigger reason behind the half-Life delay...if the game really doesn't like Nvidia cards, thier data sure does indicate releasing a game that only really performs on ATI hadware would be...suicidal.

My money is on the coders working like hell to get an OGL renderer into the game so nvidia cards "crank out the polycount."

^D^

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News Comments > etc.
1. Hahahaha! Mar 2, 2004, 12:14 Rick
 
Videogames make kids into "Fat Swedish Experts"?

This begs one question, Steve--

"What is their area of expertise?"


^D^

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