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Real Name Javier Nunez   
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Nickname Ludomancer
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Signed On Nov 27, 2003, 21:29
Total Comments 353 (Amateur)
User ID 19515
 
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News Comments > Gold - Spore
4. Re: No subject Aug 14, 2008, 14:22 Ludomancer
 
Spore will be for most people like Sims was for non-Sims fans. You'll have an extremely good time for the first week, and after that you may fire it up once in a while 6-months or a year down the road, but it will lose it's sparkle really quick. There's not so much there to keep you interested for a long period of time.

 
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News Comments > OpenGL 3.0 Specs Released, Unhappiness Ensues
10. Re: Square pegs, round holes Aug 12, 2008, 13:26 Ludomancer
 
Wonder what Carmack has to say about this. Isn't he on the OpenGl board or something? Rage and Doom is still slated to be developed on OpenGL, so I wouldn't worry too much about this.

I think Carmack jumped ship when he decided to focus on developing for consoles. Now he's all DX to make Xbox development easier.
I kind of miss 90's Carmack, who would smack talk the video card devs for shitty drivers, and push the API of his choice (OpenGL at the time) with an informed, technical argument that MS couldn't really fight.
Now he's just 180-Carmack, who seems to embrace whatever the large companies shove towards him. Sucks.

 
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News Comments > Spaceships Ahoy - Space Siege
2. Re: No subject Aug 12, 2008, 08:38 Ludomancer
 
"...THRILLING...!"

...unleash your robot companion...

Deliciously phallic, I can't wait!!!

 
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News Comments > Runic Rises from Sunken Flagship
20. Re: No subject Aug 10, 2008, 14:47 Ludomancer
 
LoL, I bet these guys wish they never left Blizzard now. Look where Blizzard is and where they are. Trying so hard to create a successful Blizzard clone. That usually fails about 99.9% of the time.

If memory serves, these guys were from the now defunct Blizzard North studio anyhow, so they'd all be seperated from blizzard either way.

 
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News Comments > Runic Rises from Sunken Flagship
9. Re: No subject Aug 10, 2008, 07:30 Ludomancer
 
Like many titles from WildTangent, FATE automatically installs the WildTangent Web Driver in order to allow unlocking of the demo version and for applying updates. However, there is considerable debate among the community as to whether or not this program and its associated modules are actually spyware.

Huh, so like Steam, or Gametap, or most MMO's then.

 
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News Comments > New Creative Labs ALchemy
9. Re: No subject Aug 9, 2008, 11:49 Ludomancer
 
Vista will always be a piece of shit.

I'm calling shill on D-Rock. No one with any technical sense supports that OS. Yeah that's a blanket statement, but I think it's a safe one.

"Progress", feh...

 
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News Comments > UT3 PhysX Pack Info
6. Re: No subject Aug 8, 2008, 04:31 Ludomancer
 
Is this something that requires separate physics processing? Or can I install it and still use it, having the calculations done on my CPU?

 
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News Comments > Divine Divinity 2: Ego Draconis Revealed
17. Re: No subject Aug 8, 2008, 04:27 Ludomancer
 
Divine Divinity always reminded me more of Ultima 7, with the NPCs having their own schedules, a free-roaming world, day/night cycles, lots of places to poke your nose into. They marketed it as a Diablo clone and I never really understood why other than it was the only other most recent, similar game.
Either way, always felt calling it Diablo actually did it an injustice, as Divinity is much more of an RPG, whereas Diablo is just an action game with leveling, really.

 
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News Comments > Ubisoft Sues over Assassin's Creed Leak
69. no subject Aug 7, 2008, 17:14 Ludomancer
 
As soon as the startup screen said "this game was developed by a team of multi ethnic, multi religious designers" I knew it was going to be pretty bad.

Ah, not at all man. Did you play the game? You play a muslim character who is combating the catholic crusades in his homeland. I don't think the game was that great, but they definitely had to put that little blurb at the beginning to let people know it wasn't created as some attack on one religion or another. I thought it was really responsible of them, actually. I also thought it was awesome that, despite the games major flaws, someone had the balls to deliver a story from that perspective, instead of dumbing it down for the masses.
Not enough games are critical enough of religion, politics and society today.

 
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News Comments > Diablo III Art Director to Change, Art Direction to Stay
11. Re: No subject Aug 7, 2008, 16:59 Ludomancer
 
Heh, not only did the Art Director leave, but so did the Lead Artist and 3 programmers, all on the same day.

As for the art direction, it's not just the colorful nature of the imagery that's a little off; their characters are also much more exaggerated and less gritty than the previous games.
The art is beautiful, but I was really impressed with Warcrafts graphics and this whole time had been waiting to see what this really talented team could do with the Diablo setting. Having them just take the low road kind of irks me too. They really do need to separate their franchises in more ways than just gameplay, otherwise they will all slowly become redundant and that's bad for the company.

 
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News Comments > Ubisoft Sues over Assassin's Creed Leak
26. Re: No subject Aug 7, 2008, 10:38 Ludomancer
 
Well, I always download PC games before I buy them. I want to play them first, and if I enjoy it I will buy it to support the studio. Have you ever tried to return an opened PC game? Have you seen a place in the last 20 years that rents them? Personally I don't consider demos to be a good reflection of the final product either.

Either way I'm sure people like me account for some of those alleged 700k downloads, but I'm sure like you guys have already said, the rest of those folks wouldn't have bought the game in the first place. Piracy isn't a bad thing, it just gives more control to the consumer, who is already at the mercy of industry.

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News Comments > Cross-Platform GTA4 Multiplayer?
13. Re: No subject Aug 7, 2008, 07:27 Ludomancer
 
...and GFW Live is free now, so there is no reason not to play.

Other than the fact that you're essentially installing a windows component that monitors everything you do... Fucking spyware, basically.

I hope there's an option for multiplayer without this Windows Live bullshit.


 
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News Comments > Operation Flashpoint 2: Dragon Rising Trailer
5. Rising! Aug 4, 2008, 10:51 Ludomancer
 
Anyone else sick of games "rising"?

 
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News Comments > Ghostbusters Slimed?
7. Re: No subject Jul 29, 2008, 10:49 Ludomancer
 
It would be a good thing for Ghostbusters to be canned. Every piece of footage I've seen of it makes it look terrible. They couldn't even hide the bugs in one of their official trailers for it. It made it look just like what I was afraid it would be - terrible game with nostalgia sprinkled on top.


 
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News Comments > Games for Windows LIVE Gold Refunds
13. "Unangst" Jul 24, 2008, 13:50 Ludomancer
 
I love this guys name, "Unangst". Is that his name because he's the official damage control guy?

 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
3. Re: No subject Jul 18, 2008, 10:47 Ludomancer
 
I wonder if there would be such interest in this movie if Ledger didn't end up six feet under.

DOH! Mark your spoilers!!!



 
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News Comments > HanbitSoft on Flagship
20. No subject Jul 17, 2008, 13:50 Ludomancer
 
...but were only looking for personal gain. Firing all of the Flagship employees in order to protect the personal interests of its founding members only shows how selfish and irresponsible they are.

That's the entire game industry in a nutshell. Someone call me when we get people to run the show that aren't greed-infested fucktards.

 
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News Comments > WAR Feature Cuts & Mythic Name Reverts
8. Re: so. Jul 12, 2008, 08:20 Ludomancer
 
I cant believe how badly they just shot this game in the foot. Removing content from an MMO to make a launch date? Despite Mythic being in the MMO business since the beginning, they sure don't seem to understand what makes a successful one.
Either someone got sick of funding the thing and forced them to do this, or they know now that it's a waste of time to finish anymore because it's going to tank, and have decided to try and get back as much capital as they can before killing it outright and moving on to the next project.

 
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News Comments > Activation Blizzard Consummated
3. Re: No subject Jul 10, 2008, 10:28 Ludomancer
 
pure-play

What does that even mean?

 
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News Comments > Ignition's Unreal-engine FPS
7. Re: ... Jul 7, 2008, 17:27 Ludomancer
 
UE3 SUCKS to work with

I have to disagree with you there. I'm a professional developer, and I can attest to the fact that UE3 is the best set of tools to work with in the history of this industry. Never has there been as powerful and complete a package as the UE3 engine.
I've worked with Renderware, NetImmerse (Gamebryo), Infinity, Torque, all of Id's Technology beginning with Doom 1, a smattering of open source engines, and probably a dozen studios proprietary tools from A-Z for over 15 years. The UE3 engine completely owns them all. It may not be as flexible as some, but as long as you're not trying to make GTA with it there is absolutely nothing else out there worth a mother fuckin' shit.

Just my $.02.

 
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