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Real Name Rory   
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Nickname Communist
Email brosnar@mcmaster.ca
ICQ 34919520
Description Solid Nerd
Homepage http://
Signed On Sep 19, 2003, 05:09
Total Comments 22 (Suspect)
User ID 18613
 
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News Comments > Halo 4 and Gearbox?
20. Curb Your Franchise Aug 26, 2008, 13:52 Communist
 
Season 5 of Curb Your Enthusiasm had Mel Brooks put Larry David in his broadway play, The Producers, in order to have the play tank so he that he would no longer have to run it.

Gearbox is (and has been for some time) in effect what Larry was to Mel in that season. Stop giving them work!

(yeah I've been watching too much Curb)

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News Comments > BioShock Widescreen Woes
67. Unreal 3 Engine... Aug 22, 2007, 03:42 Communist
 
...is to blame, it's not all it's cracked up to be with it's shoddy performance in Vista, no AA, nor true widescreen resolutions.

What a crock that engine turned out to be, though it can look nice as Bioshock and Gears of War do.

 
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News Comments > NVIDIA Beta (BioShock) Drivers
5. Vista vs. XP Aug 20, 2007, 17:22 Communist
 
Which is better for this game based off the demo and the latest 163.44 drivers?

Just wondering if anyone has tried both yet and could let us know.

 
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News Comments > BF2142 & BF2 Patch Plans
8. Re: Oh My God. Nov 9, 2006, 15:40 Communist
 
Hey Nub, they already announced a larger fix list, this is in addition to it.

 
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News Comments > Company of Heroes Gold PR
9. Desperate to try... Aug 17, 2006, 02:07 Communist
 
Any of you fine chaps have a cd key that you don't want anymore? I'd love to try the beta but they're out of keys
email: rbrosnan@gmail.com

 
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News Comments > F.E.A.R. Demo Friday
23. No subject Aug 2, 2005, 18:30 Communist
 
Upgrading your video card and seeing a small improvement is a sign something else being your bottleneck
Usually you need to upgrade your processor alongside a video card upgrade.

 
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News Comments > Rockstar & Take Two Sued
29. ... Jul 27, 2005, 21:44 Communist
 
Holy overblown situation Batman

 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
53. Re: No subject Apr 8, 2005, 01:32 Communist
 
is the shade of yellow pissing anyone else off?

 
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News Comments > Darwinia Demo Plans
5. Re: For the masses Jan 29, 2005, 13:56 Communist
 
test


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News Comments > Half-Life 2 Stutter Patch Follow-up
84. The microcosm that is Steam Nov 25, 2004, 00:40 Communist
 
Anyone notice how Steam parallels the current state of affairs in America?

Let's take a look:
-In the real world, 9/11 is being used as an excuse to slowly take away privacy.
-In the Internet world, piracy is being used as an excuse to slowly take away privacy.

Hence, Steam is the "War on Terror"
And Gabe? None other then GWB.

 
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News Comments > Half-Life 2 Held Hostage?
146. Empty Quotes Sep 27, 2004, 01:19 Communist
 
"We're confident that DNF will be one of the greatest, if not the greatest, game of 1998. And this confidence is not misplaced." - Scott Miller, 1997

"Duke Nukem Forever is a 1999 game and we think that timeframe matches very well with what we have planned for the game." - George Broussard, 1998

"Trust us, Duke Nukem Forever will rock when it comes out next year." - Joe Siegler, 1999

"When it's done in 2001." - 2000 Christmas card

"DNF will come out before Unreal 2." - George Broussard, 2001

"If DNF is not out in 2001, something's very wrong." - George Broussard, 2001

"DNF will come out before Doom 3." - George Broussard, 2002

Valve on the other hand doesn't even have the balls to make false promises.

 
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News Comments > On DNF
81. Always thought these were funny... Jun 7, 2004, 19:44 Communist
 
"We're confident that DNF will be one of the greatest, if not the greatest, game of 1998. And this confidence is not misplaced." - Scott Miller, 1997

"Duke Nukem Forever is a 1999 game and we think that timeframe matches very well with what we have planned for the game." - George Broussard, 1998

"Trust us, Duke Nukem Forever will rock when it comes out next year." - Joe Siegler, 1999

"When it's done in 2001." - 2000 Christmas card

"DNF will come out before Unreal 2." - George Broussard, 2001

"If DNF is not out in 2001, something's very wrong." - George Broussard, 2001

"DNF will come out before Doom 3." - George Broussard, 2002

 
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News Comments > On Half-Life 2 Delays
229. Valve has lost my vote. Apr 21, 2004, 01:46 Communist
 
I'm sorry, but I feel for all the people with lower end computers who got screwed out of the one game they could still play (HL1) because of Steam. Clearly Valve is more interested in money by cutting out the middle man (Publishers). They aren't getting another cent from me, and I urge any self respecting gamer to do the same. Just though I'd share.

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News Comments > Unreal Tournament 2004 Gold
139. Re: John Mar 6, 2004, 20:25 Communist
 
Even there, I purchased a 9800XT so I get HL2 for free.

Smooth. You pride yourself on getting things cheap and you blow significant cash on a video card that won't even be top of the line when HL2 comes out. People want to buy this game because the height of it's online community will be when it first comes out. It's not like CS, which aged like fine wine and got better as the years went on. This game has an exponential decay, a Half-Life if you will

 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
111. swimmin in azn Nov 27, 2003, 04:20 Communist
 
Well I'm studying electrical engineering at McMaster and I'm the only white guy in my Calc. class. I'm swimming in Asian and Brown.
BTW Dan I have a few friends who go to York, what year are you?

 
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News Comments > Full DX: Invisible War Demo Delay
77. Sad Day in the Gaming Industry Nov 22, 2003, 04:18 Communist
 
Even more sad is the fact that this isn't the first, or the last. This really depresses me. I saw it with Halo, but that didn't bother me because there were alternatives. But in my eyes, there is no alternative to the first Deus Ex, until now with the sequel I thought.
I'm seriously getting fed up of the us (the PC Gaming Community) having to put up with the very less powerful consoles. If a company wants to make their game more accessible, fine: but don't fucking bail on the people that made you a success. The same thing happened with GTA. It was a hit with a smart audience, and then it was streamlined and moved to console. No looking back at the PC, until a year later when this blatently unfinished port get's released. Thanks guys! I guess now that we know Half-Life 2 is coming out on X-Box it will be a steaming (no pun intended) pile of shit.

Anyway it's quite late and my thoughts are all mixed but I think you get the jist of what I'm trying to say...
On a final bitter note, Bill Gates can shove his fucking X-BOX up his fucking ass, it'll probably fit nice and snug.

 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
63. Hex Nov 13, 2003, 01:05 Communist
 
beat it on my first try!
thank you stauf!

 
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News Comments > Enter the Matrix Sequel?
50. Credit is given where credit is due Nov 2, 2003, 22:32 Communist
 
i don't know where all these alligations about negativity are coming from. when max payne 2 came out i heard nothing but good things about it here, because it deserved it.

however etm was far, far, far below the minimum standards expected from the pc gaming community, and it was raped accordingly. end of story

 
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News Comments > Warcraft III Map
3. Re: the maps Oct 18, 2003, 19:33 Communist
 
yea when the hell is that coming out?

 
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News Comments > On Half-Life 2
42. Here it is plain and simple Oct 9, 2003, 14:56 Communist
 
Throw all your god damn conspiracy theories out the window right now! They don't make sense. No way in hell would Valve ever release that source code in order to have a plausable excuse to postpone the game. That source code represents millions of dollars, and compromises the very security of the game itself. They can push the date back with a simple e-mail to bluesnews and we'd be pissed, but we'd still buy it.

So the heart of the matter. Why was such a great effort put into stealing the source code? Well, I remember reading that Half-Life 2, singleplayer or multiplayer, requires authentication to play through Steam. For the first time ever, are we presented with this requirement to be online to play alone. This was introduced for obvious anti-piracy reasons. BUT EVERY GAME GET'S PIRATED. However, not every game's multiplayer get's pirated. This is because of authentication required to play online, such as the WONID for Half-Life (which never got hacked to my knowledge, and if it did, it was only for the hardcore hacker). So Valve put their mighty foot down and said you must authenticate to play our game, even for the singleplayer. And so the warez community is in dispair, and some individual, perhaps a group, decides decisive action is needed to be taken if they are going to play this game for free. Thus the code was stolen (and a lot more if there's a playable beta out). There was even rumours that there is even more then was released in that beta. Now with the code and some (all?) the game content, Half-Life 2 singleplayer does not require authentication. The source code itself could also provide guidelines for overiding the authentication in the final game, which is why Valve now needs to modify it like crazy, hence the delay.

I know I'm stating the obvious here to some of you, but there are a lot of people out there who just can't seem to see straight on this one, so I had to say something.
Anyway, this has become one of those long posts I don't feel like reading so I'll stop it here.

-Communist


 
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