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Nickname Ruffiana
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Signed On Jun 10, 2003, 16:04
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News Comments > Mass Effect 2 Trailers
3. Re: Mass Effect 2 Trailers Jan 26, 2010, 13:02 Ruffiana
 
Holy shit...there's a sequel to Mass Effect?!?  
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News Comments > Medal of Honor Using Two Engines
12. Re: Medal of Honor Using Two Engines Jan 25, 2010, 21:25 Ruffiana
 
licensing fees arent paid per game. if youve already paid for it and your people know it, why not use it?

Generally speaking, this is very wrong. License agreements vary, but many of them work on a per game/per SKU basis.

There are, however, any number or reasons why it might make more financial sense to license an engine rather than create/support/update/modify one you already own the source code for.

This comment was edited on Jan 25, 2010, 21:27.
 
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News Comments > Star Trek Online Beta Extended by One Day
12. Re: Star Trek Online Beta Extended by One Day Jan 25, 2010, 17:46 Ruffiana
 
Even after slaughtering Klingon's wholesale in PvP, or being slaughtered by them, the players are pretty cool and there's usually compliments all around.

Just fyi, that won't last long after launch.
 
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News Comments > Mumbo Jumbo Pops PopCap for $4.6M
11. Re: Mumbo Jumbo Pops PopCap for $4.6M Jan 25, 2010, 17:19 Ruffiana
 
I like how defrauding a business partner (which in essence is what this is) gets you a 4.6 million dollar penalty, whereas "stealing" 20 songs online gets you a 2.something million dollar penalty.

There's no 2.something million dollar penalty for 'stealing' songs, there's a penalty for distributing songs...ie, sharing what you've downloaded for other people to download.
 
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News Comments > Rockstar Spouse Follow-ups
6. Re: Rockstar Spouse Follow-ups Jan 14, 2010, 04:02 Ruffiana
 
Pretty well known that the gaming industry is a sweat factory in terms of unpayed overtime. A friend of mine started as a 3D artist but left the gaming industry because of this.

Not a universal truth.
 
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News Comments > Bethesda Pitched a Star Trek RPG
3. Re: Bethesda Pitched a Star Trek RPG Jan 7, 2010, 21:53 Ruffiana
 
They have a lot of soul. Really immersive worlds and stories.

What they lack are really good animation and character artists.
 
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News Comments > GameStop Financials
15. Re: GameStop Financials Jan 7, 2010, 19:45 Ruffiana
 
What around here isn't obnoxious and pointless?  
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News Comments > Gatherings & Competitions
4. Re: Gatherings & Competitions Jan 7, 2010, 13:37 Ruffiana
 
I want this game to do well, but I know too much about Cryptic/Atari's deal and the state of Champions Online to have any real hopes for it.  
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News Comments > GameStop Financials
13. Re: GameStop Financials Jan 7, 2010, 13:32 Ruffiana
 
I dont understand the obsession with "growth". Why does every company want to "grow" or even need to grow every single year.

Whats even worse is the terror that less growth inspires in company executives.

"OH MY GOD, we saw an increase in sales of 5% this year compared to a 10% that we head last year! OH NO THE WORLD IS GOING TO END"

Jesus Christ, its not like you are making LESS money this year than last, its just that your profits were less than you expected.

Its a greedy and fucked up world we live in...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Recession
 
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News Comments > Cliffski: Devs Should Eat Their Own Dog Food
5. Re: Cliffski: Devs Should Eat Their Own Dog Food Jan 7, 2010, 01:40 Ruffiana
 
Really? We should play the games we make, and if we find something that we don't like...we should fix it?

You sir, are a visionary.
 
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News Comments > Why Shooters Need Dedicated Servers
29. Re: Why Shooters Need Dedicated Servers Jan 5, 2010, 20:01 Ruffiana
 
I have it on good authority that Infinity Ward and Activision do not care about the PC market for CoD games as they represent about 1/8 to 1/12 of the sales they get from consoles.  
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News Comments > EA on Tiger Woods
17. Re: Evening Consolidation Jan 5, 2010, 14:52 Ruffiana
 
Ugh. I can't believe I'm going with HellSlayer on this one... I don't give a damn about what Tiger does in his private life, that's between him and his wife (and/or mistresses). The game is about golf, he's a great golfer. End of story.

Agreed.
 
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News Comments > Planet Calypso Space Station Sells for $330K
7. Re: Planet Calypso Space Station Sells for $330K Jan 1, 2010, 00:44 Ruffiana
 
Which is why most MMOs are run on the principle that the player owns nothing.  
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News Comments > New Year's Eve Metaverse
1. Re: New Year's Eve Metaverse Dec 31, 2009, 16:29 Ruffiana
 
Not only have I not had a landline in years, I've also avoided services that require a landline...such as DSL internet or even services like DirectTV that require a landline to be able to order PPV.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
21. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 21, 2009, 01:07 Ruffiana
 
Yeah Twitter sucks and will dissapear before long, and rightly so. The attrition rate after 2 weeks is something like 80%. Fucking Twitter, and they wonder why ADD and autism is increasing in kids.

This is such a load of shit, and I'll tell you why..
 
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News Comments > Safety Dance
5. Re: Safety Dance Dec 18, 2009, 16:59 Ruffiana
 
It would be awesome if they were finally brought down by copyright lawyers.  
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News Comments > Safety Dance
1. Re: Safety Dance Dec 18, 2009, 15:22 Ruffiana
 
U.S. was Warned of Predator Drone Hacking

Not to downplay this too much, but I can't help but believe that someone in the US government is adamantly forewarned about pretty much every conceivable thing imaginable. They were probably warned that the predator drones would develop artificial intelligence, succeed from the US military, declare war, and start bombing day-cares in Akron, Ohio.

Nothing bad ever happens without someone stepping forward saying, "I warned about this happening years ago!" It's not precognition, it's monkeys hammering out Shakespeare.
 
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News Comments > City of Heroes Server Transfers
1. Re: City of Heroes Server Transfers Dec 18, 2009, 15:13 Ruffiana
 
Normally it's a $9.99 USD, 5.99 GBP or 8.99 per character move for this service.  
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News Comments > Champions Online Pencils for a Cause
1. Re: Champions Online Pencils for a Cause Dec 18, 2009, 15:10 Ruffiana
 
The Champions Online Website has news of a charity drive being conducted by one of the players of NCsoft's MMORPG, using some of the useless items that populate their game for some reason. Word is: "Community member Mighty_Pencil has offered to donate a Build-A-Bear teddy to needy children during the holidays for every 1,000 sets of "Matching Pen and Pencil Sets" he receives in-game." This forum thread has all the details.

Champions Online is Cryptic Studios/Atari game. NCSoft has nothing to do with it.
 
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News Comments > More Aion Bans
4. Re: More Aion Bans Dec 18, 2009, 14:52 Ruffiana
 
At this rate they won't have any subscribers left.

Last numbers I heard put them at over 500k in North America/Europe alone. I don't know what their subscriber base is in the east, but I know it's higher.

All in all, it's one of the more successful MMOs on the market right now.
 
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