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Nickname Wolfen
Email wolfen@wolfenproductions.com
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Signed On Jan 23, 2003, 02:58
Total Comments 659 (Apprentice)
User ID 15906
 
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News Comments > Valve Games on Origin
27. Re: Valve Games on Origin Sep 3, 2011, 17:01 Wolfen
 
Rattlehead wrote on Sep 3, 2011, 13:00:
I think it's maybe cause EA published the retail editions or something.

Yeah, this is what I was gonna guess as well. I am assuming in the contract they must of snuck in something about a online retail store as well or some how have that right to do it via the contract.

I am curious to know what Valve thinks or thought of this when they heard about it.
 
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News Comments > Richard Garriott on Ultima
3. Re: Richard Garriott on Ultima Sep 2, 2011, 21:22 Wolfen
 
It would indeed be nice to have him at least be able to collaborate some.  
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News Comments > Free Ultima 4: Quest of the Avatar on GOG.com
19. Re: Free Ultima 4: Quest of the Avatar on GOG.com Sep 1, 2011, 13:36 Wolfen
 
-scratching his head wondering why his post was deleted-

Edit: NVM. Blue explained. All is well and fair. =)
 
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News Comments > Free Ultima 4: Quest of the Avatar on GOG.com
14. removed Sep 1, 2011, 12:11 Wolfen
 
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News Comments > Ads in Violent Games Less Effective?
4. Re: Ads in Violent Games Less Effective? Aug 31, 2011, 10:50 Wolfen
 
I don't pay attention to any ads in any game unless its a ad that is a part of the game imagination as well. Real life ads show up, I will intentionally ignore.  
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
5. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Aug 27, 2011, 10:02 Wolfen
 
Pigeon wrote on Aug 26, 2011, 19:34:
I think realnetworks is solely owned and staffed by lawyers now as any time I see anything about them they're suing someone.

Should they rename to SueReal Networks?
 
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News Comments > Legend of Grimrock
17. Re: Legend of Grimrock Aug 26, 2011, 19:25 Wolfen
 
Blue wrote on Aug 26, 2011, 18:34:

As for this "South Park did it first" thing you keep doing lately, well, to quote your post: "Wow is this old."

Zing!
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
3. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Aug 26, 2011, 18:20 Wolfen
 
Blue wrote on Aug 26, 2011, 16:31:
Wolfen wrote on Aug 26, 2011, 15:47:
LOL Silly. BLUE. I remember when you guys used to have that Quake show on Real Network. =P

Of course I remember that too. But that was back when it was a miracle to get streaming content over the internet. Now it's a miracle that anyone uses Real.

HAHA yes. I agree. I really am surprised they are actually around to sue anyone. Just cracks me up to see this article here and the sub headline with your past association. HAAAAHAHA
 
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News Comments > Legend of Grimrock
15. Re: Legend of Grimrock Aug 26, 2011, 18:18 Wolfen
 
Icewind wrote on Aug 26, 2011, 18:16:
Wow is this old. I've been following this guy on twitter for 2 weeks and heard about it on RPGwatch a MONTH ago.

You guys need to get out of the cave.

Just cause its not news to you does not mean its not news to us. So take your trash talk back to rpgwatch and leave it outta here.

Thanks.
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
1. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Aug 26, 2011, 15:47 Wolfen
 
LOL Silly. BLUE. I remember when you guys used to have that Quake show on Real Network. =P  
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News Comments > Legend of Grimrock
9. Re: Legend of Grimrock Aug 26, 2011, 12:51 Wolfen
 
nin wrote on Aug 26, 2011, 11:35:

Hey wait a minute. I sent you this link this morning! GAH

Yeah, so did I and probably half the other regulars here.


True true. First post, first credit. LOL
 
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News Comments > Legend of Grimrock
8. Re: Legend of Grimrock Aug 26, 2011, 12:50 Wolfen
 
LittleMe wrote on Aug 26, 2011, 11:38:
nin wrote on Aug 26, 2011, 11:35:

Hey wait a minute. I sent you this link this morning! GAH

Yeah, so did I and probably half the other regulars here.


Yeah I sent Blue news on Grimlock last week and sent him this update two days ago, fyi.

Yeah I had not noticed it on here. I asked if they had seen it yet. THIS is my first sighting of the game. I CANT WAIT!!!!
 
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News Comments > Legend of Grimrock
4. Re: Legend of Grimrock Aug 26, 2011, 11:29 Wolfen
 
Hey wait a minute. I sent you this link this morning! GAH

Anyways, this looks so awesome. I want to install EOB just to get myself even more excited for this game. HURRY AND FINISH!!! PLEASE!
 
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News Comments > On Origin Data-Mining
49. Re: On Origin Data-Mining Aug 24, 2011, 10:50 Wolfen
 
Drayth wrote on Aug 24, 2011, 10:35:
One thing about Origin I'm kind of pleasently surprised with is I'm able to download a game; copy the installed game directory; uninstall the original download; then install my copied game folder anywhere else that I like.

When I did this with DA:O it then asked me for my Origin login credentials the first time I re-ran it in it's new location. That registered it with Origin and now I don't need to have Origin running, nor deal with a disc check when starting the game (have a store bought copy).

This is actually better than Steam in my book. I can install where I want, and don't need to have Origin running to play. This'll be different with BF3 though, I'm sure, due to the multi-player aspects.

That is indeed a one up on Steam. I really wish they would allow this as well.
 
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News Comments > On Origin Data-Mining
48. Re: On Origin Data-Mining Aug 24, 2011, 10:46 Wolfen
 
Rockn-Roll wrote on Aug 24, 2011, 05:38:
What makes this so bad is that EA isn't allowing players to opt out. Steam gives you a choice...you don't have to allow Steam to collect any information if you won't want to. Also, Steam doesn't have any third party that they give information to...it's all kept in-house. EA is going to be selling information such as your email address, IP address, mailing address, and any other information that can be used for direct marketing...as long as it doesn't include anything personal i.e. your name, age, or birthdate. An email address is considered public just like a phone number or mailing address.

I'm glad EA doesn't make any games that I'm interested in.

Please tell me where steam allows you to disable it from tracking this stuff? You can opt-out of hardware surveys. That is MUCH different than the topic at hand which is general data mining of customer "usage".
 
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News Comments > On Origin Data-Mining
19. Re: On Origin Data-Mining Aug 23, 2011, 23:57 Wolfen
 
jsmith wrote on Aug 23, 2011, 23:33:
nin wrote on Aug 23, 2011, 22:55:
Wolfen wrote on Aug 23, 2011, 22:38:
Not much diff then Steam http://www.valvesoftware.com/privacy.html


Yeah, I always figured Steam did the exact same thing.


Except Valve does in fact let the user opt out of transmitting data when using Steam. In fact, according to Valve, it is an 'opt-in' feature rather than an 'opt-out' feature, and those that are selected (at random) are given the choice if they want to pass along any hardware information.

Steam information found here: Click here.

And while the ToS does leave room for Valve to change the way they handle data collection, right now they are not screwing with the user base, and I would assume they won't in the foreseeable future. So yeah, this appears to be another strike against EA's Origin service.

Dood. Thats just the surveys. "While Valve collects personally identifiable information on a voluntary basis, for certain products and online sites, Valve's collection of personally identifiable information may be a requirement for access to the product or site. Personally identifiable information will be processed and stored by Valve in databases situated in the United States."

http://www.valvesoftware.com/privacy.html

 
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News Comments > On Origin Data-Mining
12. Re: On Origin Data-Mining Aug 23, 2011, 23:30 Wolfen
 
nin wrote on Aug 23, 2011, 22:55:
Wolfen wrote on Aug 23, 2011, 22:38:
Not much diff then Steam http://www.valvesoftware.com/privacy.html


Yeah, I always figured Steam did the exact same thing.


Yeah, I am just not so sure why this is a big deal. You agree to almost the same thing with almost any online service like them, and even on websites. This is just typical legal mumbo jumbo to cover their bases.
 
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News Comments > On Origin Data-Mining
4. Re: On Origin Data-Mining Aug 23, 2011, 22:38 Wolfen
 
Not much diff then Steam http://www.valvesoftware.com/privacy.html

 
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News Comments > Carbine's Sci-Fi MMOG WildStar Announced
10. Re: Carbine's Sci-Fi MMOG WildStar Announced Aug 17, 2011, 11:53 Wolfen
 
Xirgu wrote on Aug 17, 2011, 11:18:
where do people get the time to play mmorpgs I wonder.. and imho swords and spaceships dont mix..

Right... that is why Star Wars was such a failure.
 
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News Comments > Tech 4 Source Release This Year
8. Re: Tech 4 Source Release This Year Aug 5, 2011, 14:09 Wolfen
 
This is quite true. I too must confess my high admiration and appreciation of id Software's readiness to encourage modifications of their software in the early years of the industry.  
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