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Signed On Nov 26, 2003, 02:14
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News Comments > MS: Windows 10 "Best" OS Ever Created for Gamers
7. Re: MS: Windows 10 Jan 16, 2015, 09:50 wtf_man
 
...but we know that we have fans and gamers that also play on PC and phone

PC != Phone

I would think they would have gotten that through their thick skulls after Windows 8 / 8.1 Metro failures.

DO NOT PUT THEM IN THE SAME SENTENCE FOR GAMING! Furious2
 
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News Comments > WildStar Changes Planned
11. Re: WildStar Changes Planned Jan 15, 2015, 15:28 wtf_man
 
Pigeon wrote on Jan 15, 2015, 13:33:
SimplyMonk wrote on Jan 15, 2015, 12:47:
Yeah. I think Vanguard suffered from some of the same problems. Well, it suffered from a lot more problems, but still...

People may talk about the "good ol' days of MMORPGs" where you spent 3 days camping a rare mob spawn who dropped the 12th component for a 35 component chain quest that awarded you with some new +10 sword...

They might talk to their guild mates about how epic it was to lead a raid of 40 morons though Molten Core week after week sometimes not downing a single boss or just farming trash to get fire resistance up in order to even have a chance...

People talk about that a lot. Do they ever want to do that shit again? HELL NO. No one does. We did it because that was the only option at the time in a very limited market and most of us were in college. This generation of college gamer doesn't have to grind reputation for weeks on end to see the next big thing in their video game because they have options and can always just go play something else that doesn't suck away their will to live.

Making a MMORPG designed for predated notions of what a HARDCORE MMORPG player is was doomed to fail from the beginning because that player only existed because they had no other options. Playing EQ was suffering, but it was that or UO. There was no Hardcore or Casual. Just pain.

Good to see them realize that.

Yeah there is definitely a lot rose colored glasses going on when people talk about the good ole days of MMOs...

...or they completely have Blinders on
 
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News Comments > Grim Fandango HD This Month; Preorders Underway
6. Re: Grim Fandango HD This Month; Preorders Underway Jan 13, 2015, 09:36 wtf_man
 
I'll probably get it since I loved that game... even though I still think the Broken Age debacle makes Tim undeserving of my money.  
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News Comments > Universal Combat Advanced Announced
7. Re: Universal Combat Advanced Announced Jan 13, 2015, 09:32 wtf_man
 
Wonder if anyone plays that Alagaminom (or whatever) MMO that he stole/inheritied (depending on whom you believe) from that other freak David Allen.

Talk about double damnation for a game! LOL
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
2. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Jan 9, 2015, 10:13 wtf_man
 
I wouldn't be too ecstatic yet... the assholes in Washington (both parties) are trying to come up with a bill to head off Title II.  
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News Comments > Star Citizen at $69M
27. Re: Star Citizen at $69M Jan 8, 2015, 15:26 wtf_man
 
Julio wrote on Jan 8, 2015, 11:53:
wtf_man wrote on Jan 8, 2015, 10:05:
I don't get how they keep raking in the cash.

Pay-to-win. It's pretty lucrative.

If the game actually existed, I'd agree. Heck... I might even buy some ships if I like the game enough. (But I doubt it)

But other than initial backing... I don't get why folks would dump tons of money into something that doesn't exist yet.
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen at $69M
2. Re: Star Citizen at $69M Jan 8, 2015, 10:05 wtf_man
 
I don't get how they keep raking in the cash. Yeah, I put in $25 for Squadron 42 a long long time ago, but I haven't bought one extra thing.

I mean... didn't anyone see Wing Commander? (the movie)
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
2. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Jan 2, 2015, 16:29 wtf_man
 
Cutter wrote on Jan 2, 2015, 12:31:
And what makes anyone think it'll change anything? Short of slashing their absurd budget nothing else will make them stop.

Not even that would work. They'd just be resurrected under some other existing secret agency (CIA?,HLS?,ONI?), or a totally new one... and keep doing the same "surveillance without warrants" thing. Probably some of these other agencies already do that as well.
 
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News Comments > Hatred Earns Steam Greenlight
28. Re: Hatred Earns Steam Greenlight Dec 30, 2014, 13:53 wtf_man
 
Since I play games mostly for the immersion... this one is a bit over the top for my tastes, so I wouldn't buy it.

That said... the weird thing is a Death Race 2000 / Carmageddon game doesn't affect me the same way. It must be the cheesy humor from the old movie that makes it feel different... which makes it more fantasy-like than realistic sadism.
 
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
4. Re: Evening Tech Bits Dec 25, 2014, 12:50 wtf_man
 
10 is what 8 and 8.1 should have been, desktop interface-wise.

But if MS goes subscription on the OS, and/or everything is phoning home to Bing... they can fschk off, as far as I'm concerned and I'll stick with 7.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
2. Re: Morning Metaverse Dec 23, 2014, 13:38 wtf_man
 
Pee-Wee's Big Monkey Spankin' Adventure!

Coming to an adult theater near you! (Or maybe just Florida)



For those of you too young to know what I'm referring to:
Wack Job Pee Wee

This comment was edited on Dec 23, 2014, 13:49.
 
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
6. Re: Morning Safety Dance Dec 22, 2014, 11:48 wtf_man
 
Creston wrote on Dec 22, 2014, 11:35:
They may have nukes (this has never been verified, afaik), but they have no delivery methods. The last time they tried to launch a long range delivery missile, the thing basically just shot straight back into the ground.

So for now, all they can do is hand deliver these nukes to... I dunno, China, I guess?

India and Pakistan have nukes, and when they say crazy shit everyone just goes "Oh, those crazy Indians/Pakistanis."


But oh no, the hybrid mongoloid that runs North Korea says something and the entire world is in panic. Seriously, fuck those guys. We haven't given two fucks about North Korea in fifty years, and now that we've tried to open a dialogue with them suddenly we have to be afraid? How about we go back to just ignoring the fuck out of them?

They are also protected by China. While it wouldn't be in China's best interest to nuke us... they could always call in an 18? Trillion dollar debt and wipe us out financially. Granted, they probably wouldn't do that either because it would destabilize the whole world (way more than the housing bubble did)... but they could bleed us enough, if they wanted to, financially.

Thank the assholes that keep printing money up, in Washington for that. (Both fuckin parties).
 
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
5. Re: Morning Safety Dance Dec 22, 2014, 11:47 wtf_man
 
Messed up my post  
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
2. Re: Morning Safety Dance Dec 16, 2014, 10:20 wtf_man
 
I try to protect my privacy from marketers as much as possible... running Firefox without keeping history / cookies / LSA's, Ghostery, Random Agent Spoofer with random IPs, Adblock Plus, No Script, etc. etc.

However, I don't really have a huge concern that the government might be monitoring my Amazon searches.

/shrug
 
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News Comments > Sullied Areal Returns as STALKER Apocalypse
14. Re: Sullied Areal Returns as STALKER Apocalypse Dec 12, 2014, 15:56 wtf_man
 
Putin gave me an assload of cash, and I'm donating every dime to these "clearly professional developers" that are going to make an awesome STALKER game!  
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
1. Re: Morning Tech Bits Dec 9, 2014, 10:21 wtf_man
 
I'll never rent my OS. Nor will I live with it constantly wanting me to use / pay for cloud services. My shit stays on my devices... Period. Nor am I willing to be constantly data-mined with Bing interconnected to everything in the OS.

So, even though I like the Windows 10 Preview way more than Windows 8/8.1... it looks like I'll be passing on it too, and Windows 7 will truly be my last MS OS at home.

 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
15. Re: Steam Top 10 Dec 8, 2014, 00:20 wtf_man
 
Pete wrote on Dec 7, 2014, 22:24:
I still don't have Skyrim

Well, a maybe sandbox RPGs aren't your thing.

I don't buy ARPGs nor RTS's... They just don't float my boat. To each their own.
/shrug
 
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News Comments > Saturday Metaverse
3. Re: Saturday Metaverse Dec 6, 2014, 13:18 wtf_man
 
Uh.. Google and/or the NSA already beat him to it.  
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News Comments > Broken Age Part Two Next Year
10. Re: Broken Age Part Two Next Year Nov 30, 2014, 19:01 wtf_man
 
Sepharo wrote on Nov 30, 2014, 17:31:
wtf_man wrote on Nov 30, 2014, 14:56:
It is real apparent that Tim can't run a company.

To echo what Kajetan said, a company doesn't last 14 years as a fluke. So it is apparent that Tim can run a company. That's a hell of a lot longer than the average developer lasts.

Just because he can barely keep the studio afloat for 14 years doesn't make him a good business man. He definitely has difficulty managing money for his projects. We've seen that more than once.
 
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News Comments > Broken Age Part Two Next Year
4. Re: Broken Age Part Two Next Year Nov 30, 2014, 14:56 wtf_man
 
Sho wrote on Nov 30, 2014, 14:31:
Unless they get lucky on something I think they'll at the very least continue to downsize, and maybe not survive 2015.

Wouldn't hurt my feelings. It is real apparent that Tim can't run a company. The more I think about it... there have been many great developers that have tried... and they just don't have the business sense. Pretty much, creative types don't have what is necessary to run a business, especially since most mis-manage finances on "Big Dreams". Not saying that some aren't successful... but most aren't.

Tim and company would be better off working for Disney as a Neo Lucas Arts, IMO. Maybe they'll get lucky if the Grim Fandango remake does well, and Disney buys them out.
 
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