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Nickname Anvil
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Description Ok So I'm an Oracle DBA,Web admin, Youth Worker stuff like that. So Bite me.
Homepage http://www.niall.litchfield.dial.pipex.com
Signed On Aug 19, 1999, 11:43
Total Comments 534 (Apprentice)
User ID 206
 
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News Comments > MailBag!?!
6. not a good omen. Aug 14, 2005, 15:20 Anvil
 
I remember when we went a year between mailbags, and that was what 3 years ago or something. I'm eagerly awaiting the 2010 version. and Duke Forever of course.  
Anvil - from the land of warm beer and mad cattle.
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
2. Re: Coffee for passwords May 7, 2005, 13:06 Anvil
 
What, a third of Americans won't reveal a fake password in exchange for a free coffee. Your nation is in a worse state than I thought.

edit - spurious punctuation removed


This comment was edited on May 7, 13:06.
 
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News Comments > New GTR Demo
13. Re: Notorized Handshakes Feb 11, 2005, 08:55 Anvil
 
Can we not simply have non-copy protected games that retail for no more than $30? We can back them up, they can sell well, I don't give a rip what the reasons for $50 games are, I don't care how ignorant this sounds.

If they aren't worth $50 to you - don't buy em. You can't be addicted to em. They'll be $30 or less in 6 months anyway.


Who makes the money from $55? Who goes home rich? How many celebrity game developers are still doing donuts in Ferrari's these days (figure of speech, not necessarily statement of irony)?

Generally publishers and retail stores. Though of course there is id, EA, Epic etc

Do we somehow believe it to be a right to play a game without the CD simply because there exists data on our hard drives from some lengthy and inconvenient installation, therefore we crack the executables, therefore we steal the games online?

Yes, largely people do. I can steal largely anonymously therefore I will is the pre-dominant characteristic of most PC Gamers. Though naturally they have a flexible definition of 'steal' so that obtaining the game without paying the asking price is not stealing.

Do the consoles suffer any less from this?
Yes

Deaf ears, money, grotesquely overweight bastards in cheap Italian suits doing what they call 'business'... that's all it is anymore.

its the western dream, largely invented in america.

Fuck the Communists, fuck the Capitalists, fuck the Materialists who come up with all this shit. I make $3.85USD an hour after taxes working for an executive board who’ll pay themselves millions. Then with that slave-money I buy this trash from another exploitive executive board and I can't make it fucking stop.

Don't buy the games. Don't buy the games. Don't buy the games.

There's nearly one major shopping holiday for every month now and they need it that way. January brings New Year, Boxing Day, my father's birthday; February brings Chinese New Year and Valentine's Day; in March it's my birthday and even St. Patty's for liquor, sweets, and cards now... All of which in some part of the world are now exploited and raped into major shopping occasions. This is on topic people, you know it is. They print the fucking money - you can't 'vote with your wallet'.

Yes you can. Doesn't history teach you anything? You can't do it individually, but if $50 is too high a price for everyone to pay then the companies will go bust. If you genuinely think that $30 is a fair price for a game, never buy a game for more. Unless I suppose you like knowingly being ripped off.

Ooh! Ooh! I know! Individualized RFID chips in every CD! That's the ticket! Individualized mandatory online registration! That'll solve this issue of 'piracy'! Bibles off one side of the boat, opium off the other! Who needs the American ideal! We're a 'western' nation now!

Er isn't the american ideal to screw everybody else for as much money as you like with no interference from govt/international law etc etc.
 
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News Comments > Game Movies
1. 7 sins Feb 10, 2005, 08:34 Anvil
 
not so much real life as teenage fantasy then.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
82. Re: I need some help... Feb 4, 2005, 08:14 Anvil
 
Reminds me of a saying I just ruined...

Give a man a modem, and he surfs for a day...
Give a man broadband and he's a PR0N W34531 for life!!!

I much prefer the original

give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. teach a man to fish and .. he'll sit in a boat drinking beer all day
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
6. Re: No subject Jan 4, 2005, 16:53 Anvil
 
#4

from CrossNews boards the discussion boards for Concerned Christian Gamers

Why bother with even trying to see their side because it's not like you're going to convince the gamers one way or another. They're not going to change their minds for anything. Games are good to them and that's all there is to it. Period

Stuff you watch and read really does affect you. This isn't a nutter speaking - well OK in some senses maybe - its just common sense and science. Germany wasn't suddenly possessed of racist demons in the 1930's it was culturally mediated.

I personally feel that we'd be better off teaching logic, reasoning and media awareness in schools - apart from anything the Creationist Museum would be dead if we had a media aware logical population - but the oft repeated gamers cry of 'you just don't understand me; and anyway I never shot no-one' is just self-indulgent twaddle. Parents *do* understand kids (especially teenagers between the ages of 14 and 19) - they act (in general) - not out of ignorance but out of love. And most adults are in fact parents. If you wish to argue with someone that cares about you that you *should* be able to play, for example, Doom3 then do so, but argue on a basis that engages with their real concerns and with respect for them. Failure to do so invites disrespect for you.

John Kane III clearly has no understanding of Christian objections to Doom3 (in fact he says so) and yet feels fit to say 'I don't understand what these guys are saying - but its wrong' 'Oh, and appropos of nothing, the game is too dark'. This op could have done with some severe ed.
 
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News Comments > Q3A Source Release Delay
46. Re: What baffles me Jan 4, 2005, 05:04 Anvil
 
Did I miss something and this place became VoodooExtreme sometime?  
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News Comments > Q3A Source Release Delay
38. Re: What baffles me Jan 3, 2005, 16:46 Anvil
 
And I probably should have mentioned that when I look at when game engines are done and how long it takes to create the artwork, models, world, story etc I'm not sure that even in the cutting edge world of game development the engine is the limiting factor.  
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News Comments > Q3A Source Release Delay
37. Re: What baffles me Jan 3, 2005, 16:43 Anvil
 
would think it would be the exact opposite, but I don't code either.

Surely designing a engine from scratch with certain features in mind would be easier than trying to add more and more features to an existing engine to allow it to do something it wasn't originally designed to do.


http://www.joelonsoftware.com/articles/fog0000000069.html
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
22. Re: Rhonda Dec 19, 2004, 15:32 Anvil
 
Simple.

a) Anvil hangs over computer
b) Candle slowly burns rope.


Works on PC or Mac with any OS

Yeah, but I'm getting really tired of that way to make a living.
 
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News Comments > etc.
5. Re: Doom movie Dec 10, 2004, 08:25 Anvil
 
and indeed Duke  
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News Comments > Half-Life 2 Stuttering Update, SDK & Surprise Plans
66. Re: No subject Nov 25, 2004, 15:24 Anvil
 
Not only do most licenses have similar terms, the quote given to evidence the suggestion that the EULA maybe illegal in the uk concludes

BECAUSE SOME STATES OR JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR THE LIMITATION OF LIABILITY FOR CONSEQUENTIAL OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES, IN SUCH STATES OR JURISDICTIONS, VALVE, ITS LICENSORS, AND THEIR AFFILIATES LIABILITY SHALL BE LIMITED TO THE FULL EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW

rather giving the lie to the argument.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
1. 64 bit woes Sep 23, 2004, 04:41 Anvil
 
be thankful you didn't get doom to install - activate it by phone - discover nothing else worked - reinstall the retail XP and have to activate a 3rd time  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
9. super size me sequel Sep 14, 2004, 10:26 Anvil
 
and this item is funny how?  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
41. Re: Potatoe Aug 19, 2004, 17:08 Anvil
 
well you know this is only about 500 years old in europe and from independence in the US so, you know it sort of new

of course if you'd prefer that corporations couldn't for example, be sued..
 
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News Comments > DOOM 3 in the U.K.
35. Re: Roma Aug 13, 2004, 16:14 Anvil
 
Also, calling a gypsy "pike" or "pikey" isn't terribly likely to earn you any friends...

<cabbie speak>
they're gypos aint they mate, bloody dole scum the lot of 'em. bunch o' scousers I reckon' an no mistake. stringing 'em up's too good for 'em tossers.
</cabbie speak>
 
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News Comments > DOOM 3 in the U.K.
25. Re: No subject Aug 13, 2004, 15:22 Anvil
 
free to twat people

ever doubt dark jedi's nationality - there's your proof. right there.

I act in self defense
You twat people
He is a psychopath.
 
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News Comments > DOOM 3 in the U.K.
26. Re: No subject Aug 13, 2004, 15:22 Anvil
 
free to twat people

ever doubt dark jedi's nationality - there's your proof. right there.

I act in self defense
You twat people
He is a psychopath.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
88. Thank You Aug 5, 2004, 17:04 Anvil
 
to all you lucky american buggers who have the game for keeping stuff in secret text.

its not here yet
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
87. Re: FUCK that ad Aug 5, 2004, 17:02 Anvil
 
we love it when you get angry.

or is that just me
 
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