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Signed On Nov 26, 2003, 02:14
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News Comments > Star Trek: The Video Game Trailer
29. Re: Star Trek: The Video Game Trailer Feb 16, 2013, 21:44 wtf_man
 
NewMaxx wrote on Feb 16, 2013, 21:29:
but to at all call it a "Star Trek" movie is pushing it a bit...which is why it's a "reboot."

So you are saying that TOS really isn't Star Trek, and TNG, onward, really is?

I find that rather insulting.

The only reason TOS was campy was because it was extremely low budget, and the television execs didn't understand it, so they put in a shitty time slot, which is why it got cancelled with only 3 seasons. It only caught on when the syndicated re-runs ran early enough for kids to watch it... then the ratings went through the roof, and Star Trek, as the cult classic was born. The ratings in the early 70's were so much higher than the original air-dates, that they made an Animated Series with most of the original cast doing the voices.

Saying or implying that it "isn't really Star Trek", or it isn't "as intelligent as the newer series" is outright blasphemy!

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News Comments > Star Trek: The Video Game Trailer
21. Re: Star Trek: The Video Game Trailer Feb 16, 2013, 17:42 wtf_man
 
Creston wrote on Feb 16, 2013, 17:22:
DangerDog wrote on Feb 16, 2013, 15:10:
Have diehard Star Trek fans accepted the reboot on a whole?

I did. It wasn't TNG or DS9, but I thought it was pretty good, especially compared to having NO Star Trek whatsoever.

I liked it too, and I grew up on TOS.

While many think the timeline split is lame... I am happy that they came up with *something* that wouldn't damage the original series stories, and I think that showed respect to the TOS IP, and the original cast.

I also think the new cast and direction did well at capturing 'the essence' of the original characters. That had to be really difficult.

As for the movie having too much action... I say BS. The best TOS movie, IMO, was ST:II Wrath of Khan, and it was fairly heavily action oriented... and my two favorite TOS episodes are ship battles.. (Balance of Terror and Doomsday Machine)... So, all the TNG fans need to suck it up... Kirk ain't no Federation Diplomat!

(Not that I dislike TNG, but TOS was a different animal... while they still were morality plays... they weren't as diplomacy oriented)
 
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News Comments > Star Trek: The Video Game Trailer
7. Re: Star Trek: The Video Game Trailer Feb 16, 2013, 14:22 wtf_man
 
God Damn shoulder cam. I absolutely hate that camera angle. If it's going to be 3rd person, give me typical ass-cam, like in an MMO, please.  
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News Comments > Evening Legal Briefs
9. Re: Push for online sales taxes picks up steam in Congress. Feb 16, 2013, 07:25 wtf_man
 
LittleMe wrote on Feb 15, 2013, 22:48:
What's not being talked about is that the costs of government 'services' for online sales are also much less, but now they'll be taxed the same as if they were a storefront.

WTF are you talking about?

Sales Taxes are collect by counties (usually), and spread amongst ALL 'services' offered in that county (Police, Fire, county clerks office, city halls, etc, etc,)... not just any specific "online services"... and in a State like mine that doesn't have any State income tax, a portion of sales taxes go into the State general funds for education, welfare, employment, prisons, state legislature, etc, etc, so, how would "online" be able to be any 'less services' ?

Poperty Taxes, are a different story... Brick and Mortar stores have to pay that if they own the building, or it's built into their lease and the shopping center owner pays those... while online stores pretty much don't have that overhead... except the big ones like Amazon that have data centers and warehouses.... but generally way less than say, Wallmart. But technically... that's just overhead difference in the business model.

Don't get me wrong, fiscally I'm, conservative, but you seem to have a real mis-conception of what 'services' that sales taxes are actually collected for.... which is basically everything... supplemented by federal funds on some things and fees like business liceneses, auto registration etc, for agencies like State Public Safety, Transportation, and Unemployment benefits.

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News Comments > etc.
1. Re: etc. Feb 15, 2013, 09:26 wtf_man
 
According to the article the DX10 mod improves textures.

How can DX10 (injection or activation) improve textures?
Don't they actually have to be replaced with higher resolution ones???
 
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
3. Re: Evening Tech Bits Feb 15, 2013, 09:04 wtf_man
 
Top Gear already showed their tech was rubbish and Tesla is suing them too. I'm not sure the NY times is all that off... although they aren't all that trustworthy either.

That said... Like Top Gear showed... the fricken roadster is just too heavy to handle worth a crap... and if you drive it like you're going to have some fun with it... the range is decreased considerably (It doesn't matter what the exact numbers are).

If I were to go electric... I'd want to see more Hydrogen Fuel Cell cars. Honda (I Think) has some pilot program running down in Los Angeles where they have fuel cell stations available in the area. Add Hydrogen cell pumps to existing gas stations (Along with solar and verticale windmills (they look like a giant cork screw) to offset some of the conversion cost), and almost any current body styled car can be designed to have a fuel cell system.

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News Comments > System Shock 2 on GOG.com
21. Re: System Shock 2 on GOG.com Feb 14, 2013, 15:23 wtf_man
 
Be careful installing some of those mods... they aren't all compatible with each other.

Read the comments below the FAQ:

SS2 FAQ on GOG
 
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News Comments > System Shock 2 on GOG.com
5. Re: System Shock 2 on GOG.com Feb 14, 2013, 10:01 wtf_man
 
It's definitely more RPG than action...there's quite a bit of action in it, but if you aren't willing to put up with the skills and inventory system you ain't going to get far.

It really saddens me that Bioshock didn't follow this formula, and wasn't a true "spiritual successor".

But like I said in yesterdays thread, If they've figured out how to untangle the license, it would be great to see a SS1 remake or SS3.
 
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News Comments > On Sale
1. Re: On Sale Feb 14, 2013, 09:24 wtf_man
 
Holy Crap! They remade that turd, Dungeon Lords, again???

Third attempt???

Did they get it right this time?

EDIT: Apparently not according to 2 reviews on metacritic, which I can't read the full reviews since they are russian and czech.
Meta Critic DL MMXII

DW Bradley needs to just give it up.
/facepalm

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News Comments > Valve Engineer Fired
4. Re: Valve Engineer Fired Feb 13, 2013, 10:11 wtf_man
 
Yeah, after Gabe's presentation, I can see how achievers, especially with driving personalities, would have difficulty adjusting.  
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News Comments > System Shock 2 on GOG.com Tomorrow
2. Re: System Shock 2 on GOG.com Tomorrow Feb 13, 2013, 09:50 wtf_man
 
Although I already have it, and the new patch... this is great.

If they can somehow untangle the licensing mess for an SS3, or an SS1 remake... that'd be awesome!

I'd love to see Ultima Underworld remakes too.

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News Comments > Ships Ahoy - Aliens: Colonial Marines
145. Re: Ships Ahoy - Aliens: Colonial Marines Feb 13, 2013, 09:38 wtf_man
 
Beamer wrote on Feb 13, 2013, 09:14:
Shataan wrote on Feb 13, 2013, 08:35:
GearBox has stated time and time again the XBox360 and PC versions will be pretty well the same version.

Actually, no they didn't. They swore up and down that the PC version would be enhanced and be DX11. Then they stopped talking.

And folks here villified me for saying that since there wasn't any DX11 features, that was a sign that they didn't put much effort in the PC version.

Well... it's apparent that they didn't put much effort in any version, LOL
I wonder what the hell they were doing for 6 years?
 
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News Comments > Ships Ahoy - Aliens: Colonial Marines
123. Re: Ships Ahoy - Aliens: Colonial Marines Feb 12, 2013, 22:52 wtf_man
 
nin wrote on Feb 12, 2013, 21:14:
RPS weighs in, and it's not good...

edit: I like the part where the alien bursts through body armor...

Ok, I changed my mind after reading the RPS article... I don't think I'd even pick this up at a $5 or less sale, now.
 
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News Comments > Ships Ahoy - Aliens: Colonial Marines
26. Re: Ships Ahoy - Aliens: Colonial Marines Feb 12, 2013, 10:18 wtf_man
 
MoonSpook wrote on Feb 12, 2013, 10:09:
Wonderful: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=8J8SzBhjqaQ

/ROFL

dardin wrote on Feb 12, 2013, 10:07:
The last Aliens game which I picked up on a Steam sale for $5 was not very good either. I played it for a couple hours and then uninstalled it. So I do not find it surprising at all that this one would turn out to be even worse.

Same here... although I didn't uninstall it... played the Marine and got through the Aliens to the Predator section, and never touched it again.
 
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News Comments > Ships Ahoy - Aliens: Colonial Marines
14. Re: Ships Ahoy - Aliens: Colonial Marines Feb 12, 2013, 09:50 wtf_man
 
While the graphics don't look all that bad to me from the trailers... the horrid voice acting from one of those trailers still rings in my head.

Given the release comments and reviews, I'll probably pick this up on a sale that has it at $5 or less.

/shrug
 
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News Comments > Diablo III Community Q&A - Patch Tomorrow
18. Re: Diablo III Community Q&A - Patch Tomorrow Feb 11, 2013, 19:49 wtf_man
 
nin wrote on Feb 11, 2013, 14:42:
Somebody turn on the deq-signal...

danna-nanna-nanna-nanna-DEQ-MAN!
danna-nanna-nanna-nanna-DEQ-MAN!
danna-nanna-nanna-nanna-DEQ-MAN!... DEQ-MAN!... DEQ-MAN!

(ok... that is probably before most of the folks here's time... so, I'm and old fart, so sue me!... and git off maih lawn!)
 
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News Comments > Wildman Kickstarter Cancelled
14. Re: Wildman Kickstarter Cancelled Feb 11, 2013, 19:44 wtf_man
 
Never played any of his games, and if I remember correctly... the first dungeon siege had poor reception, so I skipped it.... and all his other games are either RTS or ARPGs... which I'm not into.

However, I aree that using kickstarter isn't an appropriate way to try to save a company.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
5. Re: Morning Tech Bits Feb 11, 2013, 12:19 wtf_man
 
Well... my 8800GTX lasted 5 years for me, and I expect my GTX680 will last at least that long... so I can't say that I'm all that surprised with either company slowing down how often they put out a new card.

That said, I was looking forward to getting an HD8750 for our guest room machine. I won't run out and buy a 7750 when I know that an 8750 is right around the corner.

That is the segment they really need to concentrate on, since they are going for low power for mobile. Squeeze as much performance as possible without needing an extra PCIe power cable would benefit their Mobile R&D. It is also the segment that nVidia hasn't competed well in... the 7750 is significantly faster than the GT640... which is pretty impressive for a card that needs no extra power.
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
3. Re: Steam Top 10 Feb 10, 2013, 13:07 wtf_man
 
Drayth wrote on Feb 10, 2013, 13:04:
According to my calculations, everyone in the world now owns Skyrim and ARMA II and are now buying their second set of copies...

I'd rather see this, than the fricken Sims and their expansions constantly on the top 10.
 
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News Comments > Origin for OS X
5. Re: Origin for OS X Feb 8, 2013, 12:09 wtf_man
 
Creston wrote on Feb 8, 2013, 11:12:
Hey, this a good deal. Now people can ignore them on TWO platforms!

Creston

Yup.
I have both platforms and still haven't installed it on Windows!
..and since I don't game on my Mac... it will be even easier to avoid.
 
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