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Real Name Ted Smith   
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Signed On Feb 5, 2004, 02:08
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News Comments > Evening Q&As
1. Galactic Civilizations II Dec 1, 2005, 23:10 Teddy
 
Q: Galactic Civilizations I got some attention because you didnít have any CD copy protection. Arenít you afraid of piracy?

A: Our primary concern is our customers. The people who pay my salary. Theyíre my overlord. And I donít want to inconvenience them. Moreover, piracy is really about how many sales are actually lost. What we do is put out free updates after release. We got Editorís Choice Awards from most of the major game magazines. And that was on the 1.0 version in the box. But we put out tons of updates after release that greatly enhanced that experience.

So letís say someone got a ďwarezĒ copy of the game. If they like the game, theyíre going to want the updates, and to do that, they have to have a valid serial # that is verified on the server side (i.e. no cracks). So at that point, weíre going to get that sale. Or we would have never gotten the sale.

I donít like game companies treating me like a criminal. If Iím paying $50 for a game then I better well be able to put it on my laptop and PC and not have to futz around with keeping track of the CD. Besides, I end up losing my CDs anyway.

I think I'm going to have to buy this game just based on that alone.

 
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News Comments > The Chronicles of Spellborn Beta Testing
6. Re: New trend? Dec 1, 2005, 13:17 Teddy
 
Sucks to be underaged, doesn't it? I remember those days.

 
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News Comments > Hill's Gaming Bill
50. Re: No subject Nov 30, 2005, 00:32 Teddy
 
So, selling games to a minor becomes illegal. Consequently, a parent would have to buy the game for the child. Is this not the same as an adult buying cigarettes for a minor? Which, if I'm not mistaken, is illegal?

The real question is why doesn't it apply to all media? I guess it's about time game companies started buying politicians like the MPAA and RIAA.

 
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News Comments > UFO: Aftershock Patch
8. Re: Still waiting for US release Nov 29, 2005, 23:34 Teddy
 
Some are even saying it is a better game than X-Com.

Some also said that if they castrated themselves, aliens would come down and take them away from the bad bad world in their space ship. Never listen too closely to what the crackpots say.

 
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News Comments > Hill's Gaming Bill
41. Re: I guess... (#29) Nov 29, 2005, 23:15 Teddy
 
Maybe Australians like government to be omnipresent in their lives but Americans don't. We happen to have a national value called liberty. As such we are extremely reluctant to cede control over our own lives to the national government, especially when it's an area the government doesn't need to control such as video game sales.

As evidenced by the Patriot act and now the new Internet Information Treaty, or whatever they're going to call that.

 
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News Comments > Hill's Gaming Bill
40. Re: I guess... (#29) Nov 29, 2005, 23:12 Teddy
 
Maybe it has something to do with regulations of voilence in the media/video/games etc.

No. It doesn't. Canadian laws that govern violence in all media are almost identical to US laws.
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News Comments > UFO: Aftershock Patch
5. Re: Still waiting for US release Nov 29, 2005, 14:17 Teddy
 
Yeah, this is the one that the US publisher dropped the ball bigtime. Better to get a copy shipped in if you really want it. At least that way the money should go to the european publisher that actually got it right.

 
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News Comments > Steam Plans
26. Re: How'd I miss this? Nov 25, 2005, 16:09 Teddy
 
Yeah, I also don't like the engine but how can you say Chaos Theory was crap? That was like game of the year. Also SWAT 4 was pretty good.

That just gives you some view of how rediculous his opinions are. Another good example is that while he insulted games like SC:CT and Swat 4 as crap, he claimed Shadow Ops: Red Mercury and Men of Valor were decent. Veggie obviously hasn't got a clue when it comes to FPS games.

 
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News Comments > etc.
5. Re: RE4 WTF!@#? Nov 19, 2005, 23:30 Teddy
 
Yeah... what can I say, I got tired of the german video game law thread and I'm bored.

 
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News Comments > etc.
3. Re: RE4 WTF!@#? Nov 19, 2005, 23:17 Teddy
 
Er... Did I miss something? Halo 2 didn't come out this year, it came out last year, hence it is not entered in this year's awards. Why WoW was there, I'm not sure... I guess they allow MMOG's to continue on.

I'm really baffled as to why Call of Duty won best military game. As far as I'm concerned it was a sub-par game with nice graphics. It just goes to show how much the console market weighs on those awards. BF2 should have won that one hands down, even if I'm not a huge fan of the game, it's still FAR better than CoD2.

 
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News Comments > German Violent Gaming Legislation
145. Re: guns Nov 19, 2005, 22:59 Teddy
 
THAT'S THE REASON FOR THE LOW CRIME RATE!!!!

Actually, if you looked at the lists, there are quite a few other countries that are hovering in the ~2-3 range, several of which were on the allied side of both world wars. But just to be clear here, your excuse for your high homicide rate is... that you're a bunch of badasses? That's the best you've got?

 
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News Comments > German Violent Gaming Legislation
86. Re: No subject Nov 18, 2005, 17:18 Teddy
 
"THINK"? in terms of debating whether citizens should be allowed to bear arms thats one hell of a chance to take should you and every other anti-gun advocate be wrong.

No more than the chance every pro-gun advocate takes with our lives in the meantime, 'thinking' that they are right.

 
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News Comments > German Violent Gaming Legislation
85. Re: No subject Nov 18, 2005, 17:15 Teddy
 
Oh, "liberal" was a long time ago -- back when we were discussing how best to defend against zombie attacks

Zombie attacks? I must have missed that part when I went off to make dinner.

 
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News Comments > German Violent Gaming Legislation
84. Re: restricting cars ownership? Nov 18, 2005, 17:12 Teddy
 
Explain how permitting car ownership in the case of necessity only is the same as banning or restricting video games.

Who said I would never miss having a car? The situation as it stands is that countless people own cars who have no use for them other than entertainment and convenience. The downsides to mass consumption of oil and unnecessarily overcrowded streets are far more important in my opinion than an individual's convenience or entertainment.

If they ever properly address the issue of pollution caused by automobiles and the non-renewable resources consumed by them then I will have no qualms with everyone and their mother owning a car.

 
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News Comments > German Violent Gaming Legislation
79. Re: No subject Nov 18, 2005, 17:02 Teddy
 
Is arrogant pompous ass ok?

Actually no, it's redundant. Just Pompous Ass would be ok.

 
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News Comments > German Violent Gaming Legislation
74. Re: No subject Nov 18, 2005, 16:50 Teddy
 
For the record, he brought up rednecks, I hadn't said a word about them. As for moron... you know what, you're absolutely right. I shouldn't be questioning his intelligence (even if he's given adequate reason to do so), just his mental health.

 
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News Comments > German Violent Gaming Legislation
72. Re: No subject Nov 18, 2005, 16:47 Teddy
 
shouldnt you be following it up with some kind of faggot reference, tho?

I thought he did, but perhaps I read too much into the San Fran reference. I just figured that's the direction we were headed in, after all I've already been called the first couple standard derogatory names approved by the NRA: Communist and Frenchie. I'm still waiting on Liberal, coward and homosexual. I'm sure he'll get to them in good time though.

 
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News Comments > German Violent Gaming Legislation
70. Re: No subject Nov 18, 2005, 16:43 Teddy
 
But don't worry, we'll be sure to show respect and step over your body.

I'm still undecided on that, actually.

 
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News Comments > German Violent Gaming Legislation
66. Re: No subject Nov 18, 2005, 16:30 Teddy
 
The VERY last thing I would do is run to someone like you for my defense. There are more ways to fight tyranny than through violence and most of them are far more effective than violence. If the government turned against the population and the military showed no interest in defending the people (which is ludicrous enough in and of itself to make this particular argument of yours pointless) then I would very simply leave. Go somewhere where freedom IS protected.

Again, for the record, your excuse for owning a firearm has NO basis in reality.

 
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News Comments > German Violent Gaming Legislation
64. Re: No subject Nov 18, 2005, 16:17 Teddy
 
You're absolutely correct. At current, you have the right to own a firearm and as far as I'm concerned, however foolish I consider it, you are more than welcome to. Let us not, however pretend that it is to protect yourself from the tyranny of a government that YOU elected.

 
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