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Nickname Agrajag
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Description Ugh...
Homepage http://www.magrathea.com/~ras/
Signed On Jan 12, 2000, 11:57
Total Comments 164 (Novice)
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News Comments > DOOM 4 Screenshots? Cancellation Rumor Denied
28. Re: DOOM 4 Screenshots? Cancellation Rumor Denied Feb 29, 2012, 06:30 Agrajag
 
Spektr wrote on Feb 29, 2012, 01:19:
I must add that in spite of its shortcomings I loved the gameplay in Rage and I am still thinking this was the best fps to come out in a long while. Playing it awoke some old reflexes from the old school days.

I agree... I don't fully get all the hate it receives... My one and only complaint is about the abrubt ending... (Seriously, that's it? WTF?? And, then we can't even go back into the wasteland after finishing??) But, while actually playing it, I was having a damn blast! But, yeah, that ending sure does leave a sour taste in your mouth, so maybe it just wrecked all the preceding fun gameplay for a lot of people or something...
 
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News Comments > Tim Schafer on Double Fine's Kickstart
18. Re: Tim Schafer on Double Fine's Kickstart Feb 23, 2012, 09:43 Agrajag
 
Beamer wrote on Feb 23, 2012, 07:36:
Get Lamp raised $25k.

And, his newest 3-documentary Kickstarter campaign raised over $100k... Is it in the same realm as Double Fine's $2M? Hell no... But, it's not chump change, either...
 
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News Comments > Tim Schafer on Double Fine's Kickstart
16. Re: Tim Schafer on Double Fine's Kickstart Feb 23, 2012, 06:46 Agrajag
 
Prez wrote on Feb 22, 2012, 17:42:
Well, it's not a game-changer, but I wouldn't be a bit surprised to see this community-sourced model be used again and again with significant success.

It has certainly been successful in the past with things other than games, anyway... Jason Scott used Kickstarter to fund his "Get Lamp" documentary (about text adventure games), and used it again to fund the three new documentaries he's currently working on now... All you need is something with wide enough appeal (or narrow appeal to people with big enough wallets), and an established track record certainly helps...
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
11. Re: Tribler Feb 10, 2012, 06:48 Agrajag
 
jdreyer wrote on Feb 9, 2012, 14:59:
While SOPA/PIPA are horrendous legislation, what do you propose as an alternative? Or do you think that current laws are sufficient? Movies, TV, games, and music are some of the few industries that America is still fairly dominant in, and piracy is a drag on those industries.

Current laws are not only sufficient, I'd say they often go way too far already! (For instance, the DMCA effectively forbidding you from ripping a DVD you own... Not to mention the effectively unlimited nature of current copyright, which is nothing at all like the founding fathers intended with their "limited times"...) These are people who have been given an inch, a foot, a yard, a mile, and who now want a fucking parsec! And, whatever new laws and favors they're given, it's never ever enough for them... Piracy is no "drag" on them; they're making more money than ever! The greedy bastards just aren't satisfied and feel they deserve to make even more... And, if they were making that more that they want now, it still wouldn't be enough for them, and they'd still complain and demand they be allowed to make even MORE!
 
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News Comments > IndieGala Bundle 2
12. Re: This is not a Humble Bundle. Feb 8, 2012, 06:56 Agrajag
 
hb3d wrote on Feb 7, 2012, 13:27:
The Humble Bundles are also DRM-free. This bundle is not.

Yeah, all these other knock-off bundles keep copying everything except what actually makes the Humble Bundle interesting and worthwhile (to me): DRM-free and cross-platform (specifically Linux versions of everything they sell)... I mean, if one didn't know any better, looking at the web page for this "IndieGala" bundle, they'd assume it was from the same people who do the Humble Bundle, because the web page is such a direct rip-off... I wonder how many confused people they get giving them money only to be disappointed there are no Mac or Linux versions of the games available?
 
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
1. Re: Microsoft Ad Attacks Google for Only Caring About Money Feb 2, 2012, 06:25 Agrajag
 
Next up: McDonalds ad attacks Burger King for selling fatty food...  
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News Comments > CA Reimbursements to ESA Grow
7. Re: Ca Reimbursements to ESA Grow Jan 27, 2012, 06:40 Agrajag
 
You know what I miss whenever there's a story like this? A good old crazy rant from Jack Thompson! The man was an endless supply of laughs...  
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News Comments > Little Big Bunch Indie Bundle
2. Re: Little Big Bunch Indie Bundle Dec 15, 2011, 06:19 Agrajag
 
But, so far as I've seen, only the Humble Bundle is still making sure all the games support Linux... These other knock-off bundles seem to be mostly Windows only (maybe a few Mac games, too)... So, only the Humble folks get my money...  
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News Comments > Evening Legal Briefs
2. Re: Evening Legal Briefs Dec 6, 2011, 06:22 Agrajag
 
I'm not entirely sure why, since even the BSA opposes SOPA as it is, now...  
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News Comments > Ships Ahoy - Saints Row: The Third
29. Re: Ships Ahoy - Saints Row: The Third Nov 16, 2011, 06:37 Agrajag
 
Phaint wrote on Nov 15, 2011, 13:58:
hmm, never played any of the Saints Row games as they just looked like GTA clones. I might check this game out since the feedback has been generally positive.

I wasn't impressed at all with either of the previous SR games... There were a few fun bits in SR2, but all in all, I just didn't enjoy playing it most of the time... So, I was firmly committed to NOT buying SR3... Until I kept hearing all these great things about it! So, now I'm breaking down and buying the damn thing... Ugh...
 
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News Comments > Grand Theft Auto V Rumors
21. Re: Grand Theft Auto V Rumors Oct 27, 2011, 06:56 Agrajag
 
it was the usual repetitive Rockstar "gameplay"

Some of us really, really like that usual Rockstar gameplay...
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
11. Re: VLA renaming Oct 17, 2011, 06:26 Agrajag
 
I submitted "BFT" for Big F-ing Telescope...  
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News Comments > Portal 2 Early?
33. Re: Portal 2 Early? Apr 13, 2011, 06:39 Agrajag
 
Jerykk wrote on Apr 13, 2011, 00:00:
Wouldn't it be better for your friends to buy it on PC? That way, everyone can play the best version of the game.

Some of us don't have Windows PCs (or Macs), or rigs beefy enough to be suitable for gaming on... Unless Valve is also going to surprise anounce Linux steam and Portal 2, my only viable choice for playing is Xbox360... (Even then, I'm not sure my old Linux PC would be up to the challenge of handling a modern game like that, anyway... Its main use is as a workstation; I write Linux/Unix code for a living...)
 
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News Comments > EA ♥s Fox News
18. Re: EA &#9829;s Fox News Mar 15, 2011, 06:25 Agrajag
 
I love when they covered the Taliban ... In each one of those cases, it was true to the game and we were trying to do something creatively. ... I felt we could stand up and defend what we did and be aggressive about it and be proud of it.

Now, wait just a minute... Am I misremembering, or didn't EA cave in on the Taliban thing, and ultimately censor its own game?? If so, that takes a lot of balls to bring that up as a moment to be proud of...
 
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News Comments > 3D DOOM Movie Reboot?
46. Re: 3D DOOM Movie Reboot? Mar 10, 2011, 06:49 Agrajag
 
I still haven't seen DOOM movie. I heard it really sucks.

Am I the only one who didn't totally loathe the Doom movie? Sure, I hated the fact that they wimped out on the demons from hell bit and made them virus-based mutations of some sort... But, other than that, I thought it wasn't horrible for what it was: a brainless action flick... *shrug* Maybe it's just me... But, I still actually rewatch the stupid thing from time to time... I love the first-person sequence, and I love when Johnson finally gets the BFG and says "Big. Fucking. Gun."... ;-)
 
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News Comments > Quote of the Day
33. Re: Quote of the Day Mar 9, 2011, 09:58 Agrajag
 
Ive never heard pwn being pronounced as pween. It sounds rediculous and makes no sense whatsoever.

Yeah, that was originally sort of the point: to make a joke of it...

I'm pretty sure it was right here on Blues News ages ago where someone (loonyboi, maybe?) invented the "pween" pronunciation, and I've always used it since, just because it's amusing and silly... But, I'll be damned if I can find any trace of such a post using either the search functionality here or Google with "site:www.bluesnews.com"... So, maybe I hallucinated the whole thing? ;-) Any other old-timers who have been here since nearly the beginning remember such a thing, or have I just become senile?
 
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News Comments > Quote of the Day
20. Re: Quote of the Day Mar 9, 2011, 06:25 Agrajag
 
This reminds me of "pwn", which I recall used to be pronounced "pween" back in the day, but now everyone pronounces as "pown" or "pawn" instead for some bizarre reason...  
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News Comments > Coulton's Portal 2 Theme Song
14. Re: Coulton's Portal 2 Theme Song Jan 16, 2011, 10:33 Agrajag
 
I've heard Portal described as an FPS before, which is completely wrong. A shooter revolves around shooting enemies. You don't shoot any enemies in Portal.

True, it's not an FPS, either... It's really hard to peg its genre exactly, other than "puzzle", which is rather vague... First person puzzler? I don't know... Maybe it's just me, but when I hear "platformer", I immediately think of stuff like Super Mario Brothers: 2D left/right scrolling, involving lots of hopping around, precisely timed jumps, etc... Like I say, there's a BIT of that in Portal, so I can see how someone might draw the connection... But, it's just SO much more than that, on the whole... There were very few sections of Portal that felt like they relied on super fast hand-eye coordination and timing skills, as are typically required for most platformers... (About the closest I can think of is that one section where you're bouncing up and down between platforms of varying heights, needing to move the portal ends between them to proceed, and finally onto an angled one to reach the exit... That required a bit of good timing to get right...) Most of the time, it just required more brains than anything else, to figure out just WTF you needed to do, and not so much super-great skills to actually do it...
 
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News Comments > Coulton's Portal 2 Theme Song
8. Re: Coulton's Portal 2 Theme Song Jan 14, 2011, 06:49 Agrajag
 
Wait, "platformer"?! I don't think I've ever heard anyone call Portal that before... I suppose it does sorta share some elements of one, but it just sounds utterly wrong to call it one, for some reason...  
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Console Gaming > RDR Discussions
33. Re: Undead Nightmare Nov 8, 2010, 06:24 Agrajag
 
Well, that was surprisingly short... Once I got to Mexico, I expected at least as many missions as there were prior to that in America, but there sure didn't seem to be... I ended up unwittingly going into the end-game without even realizing it was the final mission, leaving several towns in Mexico un-saved... Thankfully, you get to continue after the "end"... (And, it's fairly clever/amusing how they handle that...) Still, it was all pretty fun... Not nearly on the same level as the main game, though... But, definitely well worth playing, if for no other reason than seeing (spoiler) Herbert Moon get eaten... ("You can't eat me, I'm Herbert Mooooooon!!" ;-)) (/spoiler)  
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