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Signed On Nov 3, 2002, 04:27
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News Comments > Morning Screenshots
2. No subject Sep 4, 2007, 13:37 The Raven
 
Still looking forward to it. I never drove myself into a frenzy of need, so the numerous delays haven't really dulled an edge that was never there to begin with. I still think it'll be a fun game.  
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News Comments > Settlers: Rise of an Empire Demo
5. Bah! Aug 23, 2007, 14:34 The Raven
 
Beaten to the joke. I feel so slow.  
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News Comments > id Software Q&A
7. Re: I swear Aug 20, 2007, 18:11 The Raven
 
But I fail to see how the Unreal Engine does anything so much better than iD or Valve or Crytek that those engines are 2nd class.

It's not that the engine itself is better, or innovative, or anything like that. It's that the tools to edit, update, and program the game are significantly easier to use. Easier to use means that more content can get made in the same amount of time. More content in less time means it's less expensive to create the game, end-to-end. And so people license the Unreal engine, because the tools are just that much better.

Sure, the 'pretty factor' isn't quite as good for Unreal. But that's not as important as getting things done and shipped.
 
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News Comments > Rage ShakyCam Movie
37. Re: Fileshack blows Aug 6, 2007, 16:43 The Raven
 
Thank you very much skyguy. I found the HD in-game footage, but couldn't find the full presentation.  
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News Comments > 2MOONS Beta
5. Adult Oriented? Jul 31, 2007, 13:20 The Raven
 
What makes 2Moons an 'adult' MMO? Do the NPCs swear? Do players have dangling genitalia?

Just seems odd. Most of the people playing WoW are adults... I don't really see how it is 'child oriented', though it does lack explicit blood or words.

Does 'adult oriented' mean the game will lack humor, and be dark and brooding?
 
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News Comments > Steam Community Beta Soon
9. Game Browsers Jul 23, 2007, 19:30 The Raven
 
Another excellent browser is the All Seeing Eye... sadly, they got borged by Yahoo, and it's rarely updated or improved nowadays. But it's an unbelievably snappy update program.

It would take just a few days work to make improvements to their server browser. It saddens me that they haven't.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
1. Tech ARP are Whiners Jul 19, 2007, 13:00 The Raven
 
Their article was stolen, quite irresponsibly, by a blogger. They definitely have the right to complain. And Google gives them a perfectly reasonable method to do so... write them, assert that copyright infringement has occurred and that you are the copyright holder, and they'll probably terminate the account once they've verified the claim is valid.

But Tech ARP goes on to whine how hard it is to send a fax rather than email, how unfair that they have to be the copyright holder (!?), how rude it is that Google won't just take them at their word and takedown the offending blog the moment they email them.

How many fucking articles have we had about people abusing the DMCA (you know, that piece of law that lets alleged copyright holders takedown a site immediately, even if it turns out their copyright claim is invalid; that law that most of the Internet has been making fun of for 8 years)... hell, I wouldn't be surprised if Tech ARP hasn't written or linked to some of those articles. But as soon as it's their shit that's ganked, they want a free ride. Well fuck them... they've lost my readership. Google isn't asking for anything unfair... just a request, in writing, from the copyright holder. If that's too goddamn hard for Tech ARP, and they have to spend three hours writing up a bitchy article about it, then screw them. They don't deserve copyright protection.

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News Comments > New Torque Game Builder
5. Re: No subject Jul 17, 2007, 04:31 The Raven
 
While I'm really tired of vehicles in games (I don't mind jeeps, motorcycles... I hate tanks, planes, mechs), I really never understood the appeal of skiing. Taking an obscure glitch of the game engine and turning it into a must-have skill? Bullshit. Just like bunny hopping and wall-strafing, I think it should die. On the topic of must-learn game-glitches, I don't mind grenade jumping or rocket jumping though, because they are an optional skill... not everyone is willing to sacrifice that much health/armor for mobility.

But skiing in tribes was really annoying. Kinda like air control and slope running in Steam games, I don't really mind that it's there... but I detest when it is actually catered to and encouraged by mapmakers.

If you want high mobility, I'm all for increasing the energy on the backpack, or allowing one time jetboosts or something... but requiring noobs to learn how to bug the game engine in order to play remotely competetively is not a good game design decision in my opinion.

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News Comments > Orange Box Nears
31. Re: TF2 is all I want. Jul 16, 2007, 20:16 The Raven
 
Is there a choice in Episode 1 & 2 (or option) to turn off that whole (Source Engine) sliding on ice feeling the character has while making sideways movements in game?

There is a single setting that you can change, the ground friction setting, that determines how fast you start/stop, and is what I think you're referring to. You can enable cheats to change it. No, I don't remember what it is, and I'm not motivated enough to look it up right now.
 
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News Comments > WoW Test Patch
7. Re: Botting Jul 14, 2007, 10:15 The Raven
 
I quit this game recently due to the rampant botting. It seemed the only one that wasn't afk in that game was me.
I think this happens a lot on new servers... the gold farmers are the first to move in, to make money to sell to the legit players.

On old, populated servers I haven't noticed it at all. I've seen maybe one or two people I'm sure were gold farmers in my entire time on Silver Hand (which was an opening-day server).
 
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News Comments > id on Tech5 Licensing
11. Re: No subject Jul 14, 2007, 01:29 The Raven
 
iD has people smart enough to basically invent the FPS as an industry, but it took Epic to make altifire weapons, making Epic a better technological company.
Just in case anyone was not sure, this is sarcasm.

Personally, I like both engines. iD tends to make faster, more efficient engines that push the graphical boundaries. Epic is more about making an engine that's easier to hack in, with a more cohesive and easy to use ide. Different strokes for different development houses, etc.
 
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News Comments > Games Not an Addiction, Yet
13. Re: Video Games are addictive Jun 25, 2007, 12:40 The Raven
 
Video games are addictive. Doctors are stoopid (sic) and they lie. You can't trust them for anything.

Well, that's one take on it. Me, I'm not quite in the 'doctors made it through 10 years of medical school by being stupid' camp. And it seems a bit absurd to distrust doctors, AND lie down under a knife they wield when you have cancer/appendicitis/whatever.

Are you into homeopathy as well Woody?

What else do people do when they sit in like that? They masturbate don't they? They sit down, grab themselves, and start yanking and pulling like they yank and pull the video game controller.

Why are you reading Blue's News? It's a news page ABOUT gaming. If you think it's such a nasty, dirty habit I'm kinda confused why you're here at all, commenting about something you detest.

Or are you more like a lewd pastor; talking about how sinful and nasty everything is, while shamelessly doing the very thing you call sin in the back room?

And I don't know about you, but playing World of Warcraft or Counterstrike or Team Fortress isn't much like masturbating. It's a lot more like playing a game. They're games. Are you gonna compare pushing the 'Boggle' dice button to rubbing a clit? Or compare driving a stick-shift to jerking a guy off? I think you have some seriously odd fetish with controllers, and you're projecting your oddity onto everyone else.

Trust me, you're one of the few (or the only) person who thinks playing a video game feels like masturbation.


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News Comments > New Half-Life - The Specialists
5. Re: Excellent Mod Jun 22, 2007, 14:16 The Raven
 
Though... if we're talking all-time favorites, Action Quake 2 still beats it.  
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News Comments > New Half-Life - The Specialists
4. Excellent Mod Jun 22, 2007, 14:15 The Raven
 
This was one of my favorite mods ever. Nothing beat the rush of getting 10 knife kills.  
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News Comments > Morning Legal Brief
1. Competetive Search Jun 20, 2007, 13:03 The Raven
 
Essentially, Vista's search features couldn't be turned off, period. So if you installed Google search, you would have two programs searching the hard drive, and thus the computer would go slower. When SP1 comes out, there will be an option to disable the built-in search, and therefor allow convenient replacements.  
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News Comments > Galactic Civilizations II: Dark Avatar Patch
3. Re: No subject Jun 8, 2007, 05:31 The Raven
 
Military? Bah. Influence and trade is where it's at. I keep just enough military on me to keep them off my back. That, and I breed like bunnies... there is no niche that my settlers won't inhabit, even the lowliest quality-1 barren world is not beneath me.

That... sounded more grand and forceful in my head. 'bunnies'? WTF was I thinking...
 
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News Comments > Morning Q&As
4. Re: No subject Jun 4, 2007, 14:33 The Raven
 
It's a result of many (most?) gaming professionals starting out by playing games. Nicknames are accepted when playing games... real names are the oddity. As you graduate from playing them to making them, you're gonna still have the same friends... the same people who knew you by your nickname.

Since so many of the gaming development community started by playign games, it's part of the culture to go by your gaming nickname professionally, as well as socially. 'Levelord', 'cliffyb', etc...
 
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News Comments > Morning Q&As
2. Re: No subject Jun 4, 2007, 13:00 The Raven
 
It's not childish, it's practical for people who spend a significant part of their life online. He goes by Psychochild on forums, chat, etc... there may be a significant chunk of his social and professional circle that don't know of him by his real name.

Now, you can comment on the maturity of a nickname like 'Psychochild', and that may have merit. But letting people KNOW your nickname is just practical as the world gets more wired.
 
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News Comments > Shadowrun Q&As
5. RPG vs FPS May 31, 2007, 14:01 The Raven
 
I'm currently in a Shadowrun PnP game (very fun, once you get past chargen). I like the Shadowrun world, it's a fun, dark romp through dystopia. And I would have preferred to see an RPG made in the Shadowrun universe, rather than a multiplayer-only FPS.

But I don't mind that they did that. I'm certainly not going to whine about a game coming out. How selfish must you be to whine that someone didn't make the game you wanted with their world. That's like whining about what JK Rowling has Harry Potter do, or bitching about what the latest (insert comic book series) movie did with the characters.

Be disappointed all you like... but anyone who complains and whines as if they are entitled to something different deserves a smack upside the head.
 
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News Comments > On Team Fortress 2 Animation
38. Re: familiar May 15, 2007, 20:44 The Raven
 
MRM tech turned out to be a dead end... the CPU time needed to process meshes in realtime was so large, and the visible benefit so small that it wasn't worth it. It took notciably less CPU, and only slightly more RAM, to just keep 2 or 3 different resolution copies of the object.

Intel was pushing MRM tech because they want stuff to use more CPU... that's what they sell. Anytime you see a technology coming out of Intel, it's gonna hog the CPU in some way. They are always pushing new tech (often worthwhile tech) that uses processing power to make up for deficiencies elsewhere. Processing power instead of RAM, instead of a good graphics card, instead of a good sound card, etc. Intel wants you to buy a huge expensive processor, and skimp on the rest of the system.
 
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