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Description Developer, and Enthusiast gamer.
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Signed On Apr 24, 2004, 05:12
Total Comments 305 (Amateur)
User ID 20726
 
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News Comments > Valve Looks to Steam Power Your TV
22. Re: Valve Looks to Steam Power Your TV Feb 28, 2011, 15:03 raVen
 
"will enable gamers to enjoy Steam and their library of Steam games on more screens throughout the house."
That to me sounds like a little streaming box that you plugin to your network and stream from your PC/Mac/PS3? that has steam on it.

If so, it sounds like OnLive without the terrible latency of the internet since your game is on the local network.

Then again it could just be a UI enhancement for use with your PC when plugged into a TV. But I think the 'on more screens' qualifies more than that.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
1. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 23, 2011, 10:27 raVen
 
You'd probably like Netflix, Blue. I hated it when it first came out, it was plagued with problems. I have since resubscribed Netflix and I plan on resubbing my Prime. I had paid for it but they gave me a free year for being Student which doesn't count for streaming. We just ordered a Roku box for upstairs, and depending on how well it goes we might end up dropping DirectTV (If only Turner Classic Movies had a 2-5$ roku subscription, we'd probably already drop DirectTV)

If I like the roku I might even drop XBoxLive as Netflix is the only reason I have it, and pick up a 2nd one. The 360 interface is pretty slick; I'm hoping the Roku one is at least in the same ballpark.

With Hulu+, Netflix, and now Prime for roughly $30 on top of internet costs I'd like to be able to drop all other sources of pay tv. We still haven't tried Hulu+, but will probably give it a month or two soon.

Netflix does have quite a few B Movies too, I just wish there was an easy way to compare the content from each provider.
 
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News Comments > No Bulletstorm Editor
21. Re: No Bulletstorm Editor Feb 17, 2011, 00:03 raVen
 
DangerDog wrote on Feb 16, 2011, 14:07:
No PC demo, haven't played it. Watched too many videos of it though, I assume multiplayer will be player hosted games via Games for Windows Live...

Confirmed: Bulletstorm PC box art

And I was looking forward to this game on PC. I think I'll probably pass entirely now.
 
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News Comments > BlizzCon 2011 Announced
3. Re: BlizzCon 2011 Announced Feb 7, 2011, 11:55 raVen
 
Sadly, the 2011 edition won't feature a finished D3 either.
That may not be true either: leaked schedule

I went last year (2010), and it was interesting. But the people I went with ruined it.
 
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News Comments > Evening Mobilization
2. Re: Evening Mobilization Feb 5, 2011, 00:50 raVen
 
here's the correct link.  
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
1. Re: Evening Metaverse Jan 31, 2011, 21:28 raVen
 
The internet, where everyone connected pays to be connected.

That Huge ISPs article is totally worthless. ISPs pay huge sums for dedicated lines, as do colos. Where is Netflix? In many colos.

They already charge for the pipes at full capacity, now they want even more money because they're being used. I really think that tier 1 peers shouldn't stay peered if they start pulling stupid shit. Same goes for tier2/3 peers. Just like spam; if people are abusing the network, take action (Abusing as in charging stupid fees for obscene reasons.)

In fact, with protocols like BT, I almost wonder why the internet isn't totally peered; everyone buys a line, pay for upkeep or do your own upkeep of your line to your CO, you upgrade it and keep on truckin...
 
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News Comments > Saturday Legal Briefs
1. Re: Saturday Legal Briefs Jan 30, 2011, 20:02 raVen
 
Part of the reason I liked the DS fat/lite was because you could play any region games on any region console. With 3DS changing that, I don't think I'll be picking one up :(.

Hopefully NGP isn't as region locked; but looking at the past it isn't too bright a picture.

F region locking.
 
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News Comments > Pete Hines Interview
10. Re: Pete Hines Interview Jan 26, 2011, 15:57 raVen
 
I get a 404 on the first link, was the article pulled?  
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News Comments > Brad Wardell Interview
13. Re: Brad Wardell Interview Jan 21, 2011, 12:37 raVen
 
Yeah, you're right. I must have missed that out of the blue: http://www.bluesnews.com/s/103820/out-of-the-blue  
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News Comments > Brad Wardell Interview
9. Re: Brad Wardell Interview Jan 21, 2011, 11:48 raVen
 
This may be bad, since Blues is supported by UGO.

But, I liked 1up.com before UGO bought them, in fact I actually trusted what most of those guys said about games. They also usually covered small games that weren't ever talked about by other media.

In the very least they exposed me to more indy/smaller titles that I enjoyed. Since they were bought I rarely buy anything unless it's AAA or on steam.

And I don't read reviews or previews anymore. Unless: It's to see what journalists are saying about games I've worked on... I'll watch Yahtzee but that's usually for laughs. Luckily I have plenty of co-workers that play games, so I get word of mouth reviews based on people that I know and know what they like to play.
 
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News Comments > No Bulletstorm PC Demo
27. Re: No Bulletstorm PC Demo Jan 15, 2011, 01:23 raVen
 
Doesn't matter to me, from the videos I've seen it looks like a cross between PainKiller and GoW (Looks) with the gameplay of Serious Sam and PainKiller. This looks like a blast, especially co-op since I don't care about playing with random strangers on the net anymore.

I Didn't like GoW 2 _that_ much, but I didn't spend much time playing it either. From what I've seen of this game I will probably be buying it on steam day and date even without a demo. If it's delayed from EA being stupid I'll just wait and pick it up when it's available on Steam.
 
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News Comments > Stardock: Fixing Elemental Will Eat Its Profits
2. Re: Stardock: Fixing Elemental Will Eat Its Profits Jan 10, 2011, 21:30 raVen
 
Sounds like a great business plan!  
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News Comments > Cataclysm Sells 4.7M in One Month
40. Re: Cataclysm Sells 4.7M in One Month Jan 10, 2011, 21:27 raVen
 
Creston wrote on Jan 10, 2011, 20:21:
I'd guess that probably answers the question on how many of those 11/12 million subscribers are actively playing? As I imagine that the large majority of players will probably have gotten the expansion?
Creston
There are other territories that Cataclysm hasn't been released in yet.
The subscriber count also includes people that just barely bought wow (with or without expansions) and have started the free month. Or they could be dualboxing.

I think that the wow Community is killing wow. People are extremely rude, and now that I don't have anyone to play with anymore, I have no reason to play. (Good thing too, now I can get back to my huge steam/ps3/360 backlog)
 
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News Comments > Heroes of Newerth 2.0 Launches
2. Re: Heroes of Newerth 2.0 Launches Dec 14, 2010, 13:01 raVen
 
play lol instead, lol = casual (when compared to hon.)

(League of Legends is Free to Play)
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
10. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Nov 5, 2010, 13:51 raVen
 
At least they didn't try to conclude video gamers are all goat rapers.
 
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
1. Re: Evening Metaverse Nov 3, 2010, 00:46 raVen
 
All the Facebook stats mean: People updated their status on those days. The breakups probably happened days before. Especially related to holidays where people may not have access to Facebook -- less rare, but who wants to update relationship status right after a breakup?

-- pure speculation, I don't have a Facebook account anymore.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
1. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 29, 2010, 11:57 raVen
 
Minecraft is awesome, and has sucked up my life the past couple of days  
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News Comments > GOG.com Re-launch Tomorrow [Updated]
71. Re: GOG.com Re-launch Tomorrow [Updated] Sep 22, 2010, 17:42 raVen
 
Silicon Avatar wrote on Sep 22, 2010, 17:38:
Soo... I don't get what this "publicity stunt" was supposed to do. All I know about GOG now is that they randomly shut down and locked a bunch of people out of their games. That doesn't sound like a service I want to use.

Exactly, I've bought games from them and eventually they appear on Steam.
I don't care about DRM enough to put up with stupid antics like this. Who knows when they'll do it again, shut down for a week for more PR. Screw them, I'm done with bad old games.
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
3. Re: Morning Consolidation Sep 17, 2010, 12:38 raVen
 
-- THQ defends anti-pre-owned tactics.

Lets reduce the amount of people that play our titles to build less buzz for our upcoming titles, and build less word of mouth from our customer base!


I'm glad I don't work for THQ. They are still digging their grave.
 
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News Comments > TRON: Evolution Trailer
7. Re: TRON: Evolution Trailer Sep 7, 2010, 16:56 raVen
 
zirik wrote on Sep 7, 2010, 13:17:
am i the only one who gets a headache while watching the original tron movie? there is something with the bright lines they used on the movie that triggers a headache in me. they should release a remastered edition of the original film with updated special effects.
If you're saying to a StarWars 'remastered' edition, I oppose!
I believe the bluray is coming out in November though. I caught it on HDTV last month and it looked pretty good, with the real life scenes being pretty grainy but it wasn't that terrible as the real world scenes were few. (All of the 'computer-world' scenes looked awesome though)

(HAN SHOT FIRST!)
 
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