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Signed On May 24, 2003, 03:25
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News Comments > Saturday Tech Bits
16. Re: Saturday Tech Bits Feb 8, 2014, 14:28 Prez
 
The guy sitting in front of you texting that you have to end up shooting dead with a gun and spending the rest of your life behind bars.

Not to hijack the thread but I saw the surveillance video where the man got shot (who knew they film you while you're watching a movie?) and I kind of saw the old dude's side a little more. The other guy (much younger and bigger than the shooter) acted pretty beligerently with the popcorn grab and throwing what looks like his cell phone. My point is not to say that he deserved to get shot for it (because a death sentence is kind of a harsh penatly for that) but it ought to be a lesson to people that acting like an obnoxious gorilla is often dangerous to your health and should be avoided. Regardless, people are assholes which brings us back around to Slim's and Horror's point that going to the theater is usually not worth the hassle and frustration.

 
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News Comments > Op Ed
13. Re: Op Ed Feb 7, 2014, 21:03 Prez
 
Bethesda can of course make whatever game they want and charge whatever and however they want, but for a title to be successful it seems to me that it also has to be a game that a significant portion of the market wants. I have spoken with dozens upon dozens of Elder Scrolls games fans over the years both online and off and I honestly can't think of a single time I've ever heard anyone wish for an Elder Scrolls MMOG. At absolute most I've heard the occasional wish for a coop experience so friends can share the game together, but even that was never very common. I have to think that Bethesda is going to fall on its face with this one, but who knows? I suck mightily at making predictions. To be totally honest I have to admit I am very sincerely hoping this game fails utterly for the sole reason that single player gamers need Bethesda making single player RPG' s. A successful foray into the lucrative monthly fee MMOG could effectively end that for us.  
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News Comments > Space Pirates and Zombies 2 Announced
13. Re: SPAZ? Feb 7, 2014, 15:11 Prez
 
Creston wrote on Feb 7, 2014, 14:05:
Was the first one any good? Several peeps seemed to like it, but what about it was good?

It was a little bit Star Control, a little bit Elite, and a little bit Space Rangers. Mixed together with simple yet elegant mechanics and it was just a ton of fun.
 
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News Comments > Space Pirates and Zombies 2 Announced
7. Re: Space Pirates and Zombies 2 Announced Feb 7, 2014, 12:15 Prez
 
I loved SPAZ - hopefully the sequel addresses the few complaints I had with the original.  
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News Comments > Gone Gold - Thief; New Trailer Released
133. Re: Gone Gold - Thief; New Trailer Released Feb 6, 2014, 13:09 Prez
 
When I game I really like to get into a role. So if the name of the game is "Thief", and I am playing the part of THE master thief Garrett, and there is a locked safe hidden in a mansion crawling with guards, that is all the motivation I need. I AM going to have the shiny!  
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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
2. Re: Morning Mobilization Feb 6, 2014, 09:49 Prez
 
Interesting that the two stories are about EA and Comcast, two of the most hated companies in America. And from the stories listed, neither is likely to see an improvement. I especially love how Comcast charges me for overages but then feels free to use my network to allow others to connect to the internet. Fuck you Comcast.

Update: As confirmed by Gamasutra, EA has employed a rather sneaky system for rating the game. As spotted by Mike Robinson on Twitter, when Dungeon Keeper asks you to rate the game on Android and you choose to give it less than 5 stars, the game doesn't allow you to do so, and instead asks you to message the company with your feedback.

'Shameless' doesn't even cover it.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
15. Re: Morning Metaverse Feb 5, 2014, 12:17 Prez
 
Best. Thread. EVAH!  
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News Comments > Gone Gold - Thief; New Trailer Released
112. Re: Gone Gold - Thief; New Trailer Released Feb 5, 2014, 03:43 Prez
 
Avoiding the current debate about Deus Ex versus Thief (both are absolute classics yet different in style), I'd rather address the unease I am feeling at reading the kind of negative overall response to the trailer. I absolutely loved Thief and Thief 2 is in the top 5 of my 'Best of All Time List', and to be honest, I thought the game in the trailer looked awesome (The graphics aren't nearly as far behind the times as the original Thief was when it was released so clearly the series is not about graphics). I am starting to worry I am somehow not discerning enough when it comes to games - am I one of those simpletons who is distracted by flashy trailers with cool little cinematic touches or something? I don't feel like a simpleton, but I can't help thinking that the game in the trailer looks fantastic, which leaves me wondering why I am at odss with the apparent majority who thinks this looks like a simple cash-in on the name. I just don't get it.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
41. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 3, 2014, 01:01 Prez
 
Beamer wrote on Feb 2, 2014, 17:38:
Prez wrote on Feb 2, 2014, 17:12:
xXBatmanXx wrote on Feb 2, 2014, 15:53:

Drug od at 46? Hows that legal argument now?

So if someone commits suicide with a gun should those be illegal too? I am extremely libertarian when it comes to individual rights, so yes, I absolutely think drugs should be legal.

All drugs?
Meth and PCP?

Yep. It's not like the people addicted to stuff like that are having any problem getting it while it's illegal. All we're doing is wasting tax money and wasting the time and efforts of good guys like Bats on what amounts to a completely futile effort. Why don't we instead spend some of those wasted resources on getting the people who need help with their addictions rehabilitated? Criminalizing them and incarcerating them does way more harm than good.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
18. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 2, 2014, 17:12 Prez
 
xXBatmanXx wrote on Feb 2, 2014, 15:53:

Drug od at 46? Hows that legal argument now?

So if someone commits suicide with a gun should those be illegal too? I am extremely libertarian when it comes to individual rights, so yes, I absolutely think drugs should be legal.
 
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News Comments > EA Class Action Suit Plans
7. Re: EA Class Action Suit Plans Feb 1, 2014, 14:27 Prez
 
Mashiki Amiketo wrote on Feb 1, 2014, 14:13:
Dirwulf wrote on Feb 1, 2014, 13:58:

I think the point that you are missing is it delayed other titles. Shareholders should not be happy about this.
As a shareholder, I don't give a fuck. I'm still up 27% for the 1.5yr period since I bought in, and let's be realistic that's one hell of a return. It was the people trying to ride the short-term(3-6mo) gravy train that are whining.

I figure it is more likely the long-term stockholders that are mad. If you look at the 5 year graph for EA's stock price, that rise was only getting EA back to where it had been at the end of 2012. You bought in at a great time; long term investors needed the upward trend to keep going just to make the money they had lost back. Still, despite the dip following the release of BF4, the price still is a gainer over a 5 year period. Of course, it's only 1.5%, which isn't going to allow anyone to retire at 45.

 
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News Comments > On Sale
16. Re: On Sale Jan 31, 2014, 16:30 Prez
 
Don't bother. Pandora Tomorrow was the worst of the true Splinter Cell games.

I liked it myself.
 
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News Comments > Star Swarm Demo
9. Re: Star Swarm Demo Jan 30, 2014, 23:23 Prez
 
I wonder what the licensing fee for the engine is going to be. I imagine it would be pretty far out of reach of your average indie studio...  
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
10. Re: Evening Metaverse Jan 30, 2014, 23:10 Prez
 
In a normal year I wouldn't balk at the price increase for Amazon Prime because I love it but couple a substantial increase with the fact that this year I started paying sales tax for Amazon purchases (I live in TN) and suddenly Amazon starts becoming significantly less appealing. Hopefully the increase will only be in the $10-$15 range.  
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News Comments > Evening Consolidation
7. Re: Evening Consolidation Jan 30, 2014, 23:05 Prez
 
Wow this marketing ploy smacks of some serious desperation. Not sure why though; despite being second in sales to PS4 the XBone is still selling pretty well from what I read recently.  
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News Comments > On Sale
9. Re: On Sale Jan 30, 2014, 22:56 Prez
 
Amalur:Reckoning by all accounts is actually a very good game with great gameplay and writing that is a step above usual game story quality. It's problem was that it really lacked its own identity (or any identity really) and it was way too ambitious for a fledgling studio's first game. With production excesses reaching into the realm of ridiculousness the game would have had to sell near-unprecedented numbers to make up the development costs. With a generic title and and fairly generic fantasy setting there was just no way it was going to generate enough excitement to do so.

Long story short: though it was the game that sunk 38studios it still is worth playing. At 6 bucks it's an easy recommendation.
 
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News Comments > On Sale
7. Re: On Sale Jan 30, 2014, 22:21 Prez
 
Still no Pandora Tomorrow? Hitman Contracts finally got its licensing squared away and is now on Steam; why can't the second Splinter Cell do the same? It's been in limbo forever.  
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News Comments > EA Taking Lessons From Launching BF4
49. Re: EA Taking Lessons From Launching BF4 Jan 29, 2014, 20:25 Prez
 
For me 'Simcity 2013' (a.k.a 'Simvillage Online') was the last straw for me concerning EA. Until they have a pretty substantial turnaround the way Ubisoft did following their draconian and obnoxious "Always-Online 'cos ALL PC Gamers Are Thieves" phase they are dead to me.  
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News Comments > EA Taking Lessons From Launching BF4
30. Re: EA Taking Lessons From Launching BF4 Jan 29, 2014, 14:26 Prez
 
Veterator wrote on Jan 29, 2014, 14:24:
EA takes lessons from a lot of things. They just never seem to remember them when it'd be useful.

How many times in the last 5 years has EA said they were learning or changing things to improve anything? Probably as many times as they've had a big public problem, and it just keeps happening.

When it hits them in their financials and investors start grumbling loudly enough as they have with BF4 I think maybe they'll be a little more proactive in taking these particular lessons to heart. Often the best lessons are the most painful ones.
 
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News Comments > Evening Legal Briefs
4. Re: Evening Legal Briefs Jan 28, 2014, 04:56 Prez
 
The U.S. Crackdown on Hackers Is Our New War on Drugs.

So does that mean the stupid "War on Drugs" is over? I need a hit in the worst way...
 
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