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Signed On Aug 15, 2003, 09:17
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News Comments > Saturday Mobilization
15. Re: Saturday Mobilization Apr 3, 2010, 23:57 Ventura
 
Heck, the thing even displays animated gifs.

So does my laptop mate, and it's a hell of a lot cheaper.

Out here in Australia I'm shuddering to think how much the iPad is going to cost when it's released. I anticipate the basic 16gig wifi model running at least a cool $700, and it's only uphill from there.

I've seen a few videos, and they look kinda cool, but you're going to have to better than "it displays animated gifs!"
 
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News Comments > C&C4 Patch & MP Map Plans
8. Re: C&C4 Patch & MP Map Plans Mar 29, 2010, 00:44 Ventura
 
Be fair to say then that they dropped the ball pretty bad on this one?

A workmate of mine who is usually a lot more forgiving with his games than I am has had just about nothing good to say about c&c4, which can only mean it must be terribly bad.
 
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News Comments > Cuts at Rebellion?
7. Re: Cuts at Rebellion? Mar 11, 2010, 17:37 Ventura
 
People are cowards

It's the nature of the world today. Think about how much you'd lose if you quit or lost your job and the money stopped coming in. The only reason so many of us take it up the arse at work is because they know we need it.

That's why people don't speak out. They don't give a shit about the state of these franchises, they care about stuff like their homes and posessions.
 
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News Comments > StarCraft II Day One Patch Plans
14. Re: StarCraft II Day One Patch Plans Mar 9, 2010, 17:33 Ventura
 
I'm backing the house on this one.

Up until very recently, I haven't bothered following Starcraft 2's progress; I mean, what's the point getting all excited and anxious for something that might still be half a year away?

Just a few days ago though, I started watching HD gameplay videos on Youtube, and now I am totally psyched up for this. I'm in the mood so much I'm tempted to reinstall the original.

I don't know how anyone else feels about this, but as far as I'm concerned, you don't start talking about doing a day one patch until you know you're kinda getting close to that release.

And I'm like... Bring... It... On!!
 
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News Comments > Ubisoft DRM Servers Under Fire Again
15. Re: Ubisoft DRM Servers Under Fire Again Mar 8, 2010, 18:27 Ventura
 
If Ubisoft removes the DRM, the pirates win. If they do not remove the DRM, the paying customers lose.

Pretty sure they've already been able to crack this game to play without the DRM anyway.

Come to think of it then, the pirates are probably the only ones playing this right now. Had I bought this game and really wanted to be able to play it, I'd probably be looking into using their crack on my installation.

The way it is right now, the customers are the ones losing out. What do you choose between guilty men being let free, or innocent men being convicted? Ubisoft would go for the latter.
 
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News Comments > On Bad Company 2 PunkBuster Errors
1. Re: On Bad Company 2 PunkBuster Errors Mar 8, 2010, 18:16 Ventura
 
I bought the game on Saturday, played single player on that day and Sunday, and thought I'd try multiplayer out on Monday night.

Longest I got to play was about 15 seconds, thanks to this init bug. Come to think of it, it does explain why there was nobody else on that particular server at the time
 
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News Comments > Supreme Commander 2 Pathfinding Trailer
7. Re: Supreme Commander 2 Pathfinding Trailer Feb 27, 2010, 18:56 Ventura
 
While it looks a bit naff when you have ships move other ships out of the way when they're moving past (as I had happen in the demo), this is still a very impressive showing.  
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News Comments > Ubisoft DRM Titles Confirmed
9. Re: Ubisoft DRM Titles Confirmed Feb 26, 2010, 22:24 Ventura
 
I want the piracy issue on the pc platform fixed as much as they do (I hate console ports), but I really don't think this is the solution. How difficult would it be for crackers to be able to overwrite the exe with one that either doesn't require that online connection or emulates it?

I could suggest a few alternatives; most of mine would require Microsoft getting involved (because Windows would have to be patched), but in this day and age, I have to wonder if solving the pc piracy issue would even fix the problem. There are so few Blizzard's left these days, I don't doubt that the likes of EA and Ubisoft would continue to throw out the lazy console ports our way, even if the piracy issue on this platform were fixed.
 
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News Comments > Supreme Commander 2 Demo
38. Re: Supreme Commander 2 Demo Feb 26, 2010, 09:46 Ventura
 
So I'm guessing I'm the only one around here who has already bought SC2 and is just waiting for it's release, because there's an awful lot of hate in here.

I must admit though, having played the demo, wow the experimentals drop fast now. Bloody fast, really.

That said, the game was running smooth as a baby's bottom. Ok, so it's just the demo, but if I don't run into any "games with AI's in them slow to a crawl" bugs, I'll be a happy chappy.

One note though, I've added a serious 12" subwoofer to my computer's sound setup now, and this game is great for bass. When it comes out and the missus ain't home, I'll be cranking it.
 
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News Comments > More Supreme Commander 2 Unit Trailers
2. Re: More Supreme Commander 2 Unit Trailers Feb 25, 2010, 23:54 Ventura
 
I am so not regretting having pre-ordered this game on Steam.  
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News Comments > Supreme Commander 2 Demo
5. Re: Supreme Commander 2 Demo Feb 24, 2010, 18:10 Ventura
 
It's probably a mistake, but when I saw I could pre-purchase SC2 at $44.99US (10% off), I couldn't resist. Especially after having seen the video clips of that gunship and that boss unit that sucks other units into it.

After conversion, I paid just a smidge over $50AU, and I could absolutely never find it that cheap in stores over here.
 
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News Comments > Supreme Commander 2 Demo
1. Re: Supreme Commander 2 Demo Feb 24, 2010, 17:25 Ventura
 
This doesn't actually work for me yet. I click on 'Install Demo' in the store and it just refreshes the page, no downloading or addition to my games or anything.

Edit: Restarting Steam apears to have fixed this problem.
 
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News Comments > Rebellion Wants to do AvP Sequel
16. Re: Rebellion Wants to do AvP Sequel Feb 23, 2010, 21:16 Ventura
 
Shataan! I'm with you mate. What AvP forums are you posting on these days? I've tried hanging out at Sega's official ones, but there's some shockingly bitter people posting over there.

This game really isn't that bad atall. Ok, they dropped the ball a little on the multiplayer, and the singleplayer campaigns (despite being 3 of them) are rather short, but what's there, I've very much enjoyed.

Hey, if anyone has any recommendations for better, I'm all ears. Star Trek Online got boring fast, and Modern Warfare 2 did absolutely NOTHING for me, so this new AvP is all I'm playing for now.
 
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News Comments > AvP DirectX 11 Workarounds
8. Re: AvP DirectX 11 Workarounds Feb 21, 2010, 04:22 Ventura
 
I've had great fun with the game and it works great in DX11

I've been really enjoying the game too. Have played the Predator campaign through twice now, the Marine campaign once, and the first mission in the Alien campaign. Great fun.

I get the stuttering running the dx11 version with my audio format at 24bits & 48000Hz (as per the advice in the link). Going to try at 44100Hz and see if it's smoother.
 
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News Comments > Ships Ahoy - Aliens vs Predator, Dedicated Server Plans
18. Re: Ships Ahoy - Aliens vs Predator, Dedicated Server Plans Feb 17, 2010, 05:05 Ventura
 
Better than previous AvP games?

Could it be any worse?

Ok that's being a bit harsh, but while waiting for this one I thought I'd pick up the original 2000 version off Steam, and half a year or so I went completely through the Predator campaign in AvP2.

Compared to what modern-day gamers have come to expect, they are terrible. The first one shocking, although in all fairness, it was released back in the Quake 2/3 days.

I have heard they are very short, one guy even said about an hour per side, but I have seen some gameplay clips, and coming from a fan, I'm looking forward to seeing what they've been able to come up with.
 
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News Comments > Ships Ahoy - Aliens vs Predator, Dedicated Server Plans
16. Re: Ships Ahoy - Aliens vs Predator, Dedicated Server Plans Feb 17, 2010, 03:36 Ventura
 
What I read was that the disc version just has a copy of steam on it and an activation code, you don't actually get physical install media with the boxed copy - you still need to download 15gigs from Steam.

It's actually not true; there's two dvds, and the game installs like normal. The guy who posted that was going off the promotional hunter edition picture that showed just the one "game disk", and jumped to the wrong conclusion.

False alarm
 
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News Comments > Ships Ahoy - Aliens vs Predator, Dedicated Server Plans
5. Re: Ships Ahoy - Aliens vs Predator, Dedicated Server Plans Feb 16, 2010, 18:20 Ventura
 
Crap.

When you buy the game, all you get on the 'game cd' is the ability to activate the game via Steam.

Then you actually have to download it. And it's a good 15 gigs.

This is going to come back and bite them in the arse. I see a lot of people activating their game, realising how long they're gonna have to wait, and then trying to take it back. Problem is, once that code is activated, it's gonna be useless.

Would it have killed them to have just put the game on the disc, you know, like NORMAL?
 
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News Comments > Ships Ahoy - Stargate Resistance
8. Re: Ships Ahoy - Stargate Resistance Feb 16, 2010, 03:38 Ventura
 
I was under the impression much of the game here is made up of assets from that MMO.

It's a pity really, SG1 in it's prime was an absolutely fantastic show, and the whole thing with SG teams coming in and out through the gate doing missions would have lended itself perfectly to an FPS MMO. If they'd have brought out a good FPS back when Richard Dean Anderson was still leading the team through the gate, it'd have sold like hotcakes.

Unfortunately, I wouldn't expect much of this one
 
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News Comments > Star Trek Online Borg Details, Trailer
5. Re: Star Trek Online Borg Details, Trailer Feb 11, 2010, 23:59 Ventura
 
I love Star Trek, I'm not ashamed to say it. I even went to a convention once, and met Tim Russ, who was Tuvok in Voyager. I was so nervous about actually meeting someone from the show, I just about froze up. He probably thought I was something of a dick, because of it.

Anyway, just so you get an idea...

I installed Star Trek Online on Sunday, played Monday after work in the evening, took Tuesday off to play, had no desire to play Wednesday after work, and cancelled my subscription on Thursday.

That's STO for you. I love that it's coated in Trek, but it's definitely missing something.
 
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News Comments > Ubisoft's "Big Announcement" on Xbox LIVE
9. Re: Ubisoft's Feb 9, 2010, 07:48 Ventura
 
It's some Ghost Recon: Future Soldier bullshit.

Apparently there's a teaser out on Xbox Live already.
 
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