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Real Name Michael Braun   
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Nickname Talisorn
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Signed On Oct 15, 2003, 02:59
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News Comments > WoW, That's an Expensive Horse
65. Re: land of rape and honey Apr 16, 2010, 06:05 Talisorn
 
space captain wrote on Apr 16, 2010, 04:19:
suckers.. grab that teet, baby
Damned if they didn't cover that teat with cocaine as well.
 
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News Comments > WoW, That's an Expensive Horse
32. Re: WoW, That's an Expensive Horse Apr 16, 2010, 00:47 Talisorn
 
Jerykk wrote on Apr 15, 2010, 22:58:
$25. Wow. This is quite easily the worst-value DLC I've ever seen. It makes the MW2 map pack look like a bargain.
I wonder how much the horse armor is .....








... you know it had to be said.
 
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News Comments > WoW, That's an Expensive Horse
2. Re: WoW, That's an Expensive Horse Apr 15, 2010, 22:53 Talisorn
 
Ghostcrawler really delivered on the pony ... but a a price! Blizzard have been charging for stuff for years. Originally it was "services" like character transfers ... then pets ... now mounts. And from all accounts there's a queue around the corner for these new critters; people on WoW.com were reporting they were several thousand deep in the queue.

Blizzard are just milking and milking and milking that cow. She just keeps on giving.
 
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News Comments > More Infinity Ward Departures
28. Re: More Infinity Ward Departures Apr 14, 2010, 18:02 Talisorn
 
Jackplug wrote on Apr 14, 2010, 17:44:
All activision has now is an empty name and an IP called CoD, nothing more.
Now if Blizzard were to extricate themselves from the deal, that WOULD be true.
 
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News Comments > Bruckheimer on Movie Games and Game Movies
1. Re: Bruckheimer on Movie Games and Game Movies Apr 13, 2010, 22:27 Talisorn
 
No different than creating a movie from a theme ride? Ahem ...

When people play games, it's a very personal experience. They take part in the action and as such [/feel/] they have a personal stake in what happens. How is any movie (which IS essentially a theme park ride) going to compare to people own personal experiences ... even if it is a fictitious one? And when it doesn't, the movie doesn't just bomb ... it BOMBS!

Perhaps it you think that a video game is just a ride on a theme park, perhaps you don't understand the nature of what games are nowadays.
 
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News Comments > Earthrise Delayed
3. Re: Earthrise Delayed Apr 13, 2010, 18:15 Talisorn
 
Isn't this the game that Interplay were backing as an excuse to stop Bethesda developing a Fallout MMO?  
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News Comments > StarCraft II Monthly Fees in Russia
24. Re: StarCraft II Monthly Fees in Russia Apr 13, 2010, 18:13 Talisorn
 
RussianGirl wrote on Apr 13, 2010, 17:50:
Well, in Soviet Russia, many of people unfortunately can't afford $60 games. If you go at the legal Russian market, you can buy PC-games for $10-$30. It doesn't include english voices, but it's cheaper. And what Blizzard is doing is just a reasonable anti-piracy measure.

Sounds reasonable to me actually. It sounds like a good idea for cash-strapped students as well.

It's what people have been complaining about Windows for years: "If they made the OS cheaper maybe people would buy it". Blizzard have come up with the idea; lets see if it floats before condemning it. Or is that too "progressive" for some of y'all.

 
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News Comments > Free CryENGINE Plans
4. Re: Free CryENGINE Plans Apr 12, 2010, 21:20 Talisorn
 
If the JC2 engine was multiplayer, that would rock even harder.  
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News Comments > Ubisoft: DRM Will "Evolve"
75. Re: Ubisoft: DRM Will Apr 11, 2010, 16:31 Talisorn
 
Reactor wrote on Apr 11, 2010, 09:35:
ROFLMAO @

Congratulations on your 12th birthday.

So. I'm pretty safe in saying that I was gaming well before you were an itch in your daddy's crotch. When it comes to the evolution of gaming, I've seen it all. Revolution? Resistance? Stop kidding yourselves. This is one more move down the line. When it becomes the norm (and it will eventually), are you going to stop gaming? The concept is simply ahead of it's time. When broadband and wireless connections become the norm and you can become connected from anywhere then this type of DRM will become the norm. Accept it.

You don't like it? So be it. There are lots of things to not like about it. The always on part is not ideal. The cloud saves are. No having to go hunting for disks is as well. The DRM simply needs to evolve into something that gives more than it takes. Most people hate it because they believe it gives them less than it "takes" (not that it takes anything really).

And by the way, I've yet to hear this DRM has been hacked. All there is out there is anecdotal evidence from a bunch of people who are known to be lying, thieving, boasting arseholes who enjoy nothing more than stealing from software developers. Pirates are the new revolution? Send them to the gallows, just like the good old days! (That last part was a joke, by the way).

Times change. The world changes. How many of you were bitterly complaining about Steam when it started doing it's thing? In ten years time, you'll all be wondering why you were all spouting such shit.

EDIT: That said (in a rather provocative manner I'll admit, but no less heartfelt), I can at least respect your stance if you don't like it. It's a shame that the rest of you can't seem respect a position that is polar opposite to your own.

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News Comments > Ubisoft: DRM Will "Evolve"
61. Re: Ubisoft: DRM Will Apr 11, 2010, 08:25 Talisorn
 
Creston wrote on Apr 10, 2010, 22:53:
MTechnik wrote on Apr 10, 2010, 20:04:
Talisorn wrote on Apr 10, 2010, 18:02:
I never had a single problem with SH5 either. I'd say that not one of the whining many here have even tried a game with this DRM.
You're right. Those that said "as long as this DRM doesn't allow offline gaming, we're not spending our money on it" haven't spent their money on it. If they did, it wouldn't be much of a resistance.

That's getting way too technical for the "if it works for me, there must therefore never exist a problem with it anywhere else" group. Don't waste your breath.

Creston

ROFLMAO @ your delusions of superiority. You assume that I am just willing to put up with the DRM because it just works for me. Correction smart mouth: I actually don't see any problem with the DRM. I believe that with some improvements it could be quite good.

And if you don't agree, I couldn't give a big sloppy shit. You have your opinions. I have mine.
 
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News Comments > Ubisoft: DRM Will "Evolve"
27. Re: Ubisoft: DRM Will Apr 10, 2010, 18:02 Talisorn
 
spindoctor wrote on Apr 10, 2010, 16:39:
StingingVelvet wrote on Apr 10, 2010, 15:41:

AC2 has worked perfectly for me in the states since it came out, so just give everyone that experience.

Yea, I completed AC2 as well (27 hours) and the DRM system worked flawlessly for me. People like to complain too much.

I never had a single problem with SH5 either. I'd say that not one of the whining many here have even tried a game with this DRM.
 
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News Comments > Richard Garriott Interview
2. Re: Richard Garriott Interview Apr 5, 2010, 23:16 Talisorn
 
Maybe all this "casual gaming" madness is just a way for him to self-fund Ultima XIII?!
Oh we could only wish.

/cry
 
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News Comments > Settlers 7 Aus DRM Woes
24. Re: Settlers 7 Aus DRM Woes Mar 31, 2010, 18:56 Talisorn
 
I'm probably the only dissenting voice out of all of you. I've bought SH5. I'm enjoying it. I'm in Australia. And I'm yet to have an issue playing the game or logging into the servers.

I DO play a lot of MMO's so having a constant connection to the net or the the servers doesn't bother me one iota. I'd prefer that than having to constant go fishing around for the disk when I want to play the game and then hope like hell my dodgy DVD drive is working. It's for that reason I get a lot of games from Steam ... well that and their much cheaper than retail.

I realise that a lot of you hate this DRM and I understand your reasons ... though I think that they are blown out of perspective (IMO anyway). This issue with Settlers 7 I can't comment on, but my guess is that it's the way it's been implemented in THAT game is buggy because SH5 works fine.

That's just my opinion anyway. If you don't like it, that's your problem.
 
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News Comments > Call of Duty 7 Details?
9. Re: Call of Duty 7 Details? Mar 29, 2010, 16:49 Talisorn
 
Ah .. so this is how they are doing single player games now. Releasing 7 hour campaigns one at a time, masquerading as complete games. GG Activision. No thanks.

EDIT: Just to clarify the multiplayer in these games doesn't interest me. Half baked single player campaigns don't cut it.
 
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News Comments > Dolby Chat App
5. Re: Dolby Chat App Mar 25, 2010, 15:30 Talisorn
 
Pay for what TS3 does for free. No thanks.  
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News Comments > AU AG Atkinson to Depart, Eventually
9. Re: AU AG Atkinson to Depart, Eventually Mar 21, 2010, 21:12 Talisorn
 
Dev wrote on Mar 21, 2010, 19:15:
"Though he won reelection"

AU voted this guy in AGAIN?
Two things:

1) Firstly, he WAS in the 4th safest Labor seat in Australia. To lose it would be like the Republicans losing Hickville, Alabama ... it's just not going to happen. He had 67% of the primary vote when he started. Now he's down to 52%. I'd call that a pretty solid victory AGAINST him. Most other politician would have lost their seat with a swing like that.

2) Secondly, It was a South Australian STATE election and he was in only ONE of the seats. To think that AU voted for him is like thinking Austin, Texas voted in your president.

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News Comments > AU AG Atkinson to Depart, Eventually
4. Re: AU AG Atkinson to Depart, Eventually Mar 21, 2010, 16:39 Talisorn
 
osage no onna wrote on Mar 21, 2010, 14:55:
He'll stay in parliament until the end of the term, but I understand the attorney general gig is separate from that, and he's already gone from that office. He's not going to be vetoing anything anymore.
Correct. Being on the backbench means he will not hold a ministerial position, and the Attorney General position is a ministerial one.

Whether he was pushed, or he jumped before he was pushed is up for debate. Croyden suffered just under a -15% swing against Atkinson in the election which has to be a blow to anyone really. He still had 52% of the primary vote, but it was the 4th safest Labor seat in Australia ... though I'd say it's slipped significantly in position now.

The passage for change to the classification is a bit clearer now. With the positive response to the Australian Attorney Generals department discussion paper, I think the State AG's will think twice before blocking change ... but who knows in politics?
 
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News Comments > AU AG Atkinson to Depart, Eventually
2. Re: AU AG Atkinson to Depart, Eventually Mar 21, 2010, 14:51 Talisorn
 
Blue. The main thrust of the article is that he's no longer serving on the front bench. This means that he's no long going to be AG, as that position is an appointed ministerial position. This is REALLY GOOD NEWS!  
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News Comments > Ubisoft Games off UK Steam, DRM Blameless
6. Re: Ubisoft Games off UK Steam, DRM Blameless Mar 20, 2010, 04:54 Talisorn
 
BobBob wrote on Mar 20, 2010, 02:37:
Perhaps they can do us a favor and do this for all locations, removing the stench of their DRM from all of Steam.
What the hell do you mean? Steam IS DRM!
 
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News Comments > The Lord of the Rings: War in the North Announced
2. Re: The Lord of the Rings: War in the North Announced Mar 18, 2010, 16:44 Talisorn
 
"Elf shot the food."

It could be ok, but I'll stick with LotRO for my Tolkien fix.
 
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