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Description Developer, and Enthusiast gamer.
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Signed On Apr 24, 2004, 05:12
Total Comments 327 (Amateur)
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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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News Comments > Labor Day Legal Briefs
2. Re: Labor Day Legal Briefs Sep 7, 2010, 01:01 raVen
 
Terrible shaky-cam of the meeting at PAX where he says this: http://news.filefront.com/pax-2010-warren-spector-keynote-video

It's near the end of his talk.
 
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News Comments > LOTRO Head Start This Week
17. Re: LOTRO Head Start This Week Sep 5, 2010, 22:01 raVen
 
I tried the trial, and was pretty heavy into wow at the time. So I didn't spend too much time playing it. I'm going back to school this semester, and not playing wow until cataclysm comes out. Hopefully I won't feel pressured into playing like I had felt with wow (to get my moneys worth) And hopefully I wont let it detract me from classes  
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News Comments > LOTRO Head Start This Week
4. Re: LOTRO Head Start This Week Sep 5, 2010, 17:37 raVen
 
When I got the email I immediately started downloading the client.
Why didn't they start it at the beginning of this long weekend? ... I COULD BE PLAYING NOW! (hehe)
 
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News Comments > Recettear: An Item Shop's Tale Preorders
3. Re: Recettear: An Item Shop's Tale Preorders Sep 1, 2010, 01:33 raVen
 
I played the demo tonight, and I think it's pretty cool. I'll probably pick it up. I wish they would have kept the Japanese localization in too. (The few vocals I heard were in Japanese, from what I saw always referring directly to the text.)  
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
1. Re: Evening Metaverse Aug 24, 2010, 09:07 raVen
 
If it's anything like the current AppleTV it sucks ass.
AppleTV can't play anything unless you pipe it through iTunes. (unhacked)

I'll wait and see, but Apple's media stance doesn't bode well for how I use media.

I'm almost willing to make a bet that it wont support subtitle files or .mkv files.
 
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News Comments > Blizzard's PC Stance
14. Re: Blizzard's PC Stance Aug 10, 2010, 23:14 raVen
 
Compatibility issues are a moot point. Everyone designs cards and software for OpenGL / Direct3D.

Compliant hardware will work with compliant software. Sometimes hardware or software are not compliant.

What Mike Ryder is talking about is being able to work with hardware that has much lower performance than that of the top line hardware. All of said hardware is compatible, they just operate at different tiers of performance. (DirectX10/11 aside)

DirectX10/11 have specific features that are required in hardware (for the most part) in order to be able to make use of the features in your software. If you're trying to have a broad market accessibility you will want to aim for lower end hardware - or the ability to run on lower end hardware. (Scalability)

It's so prehistoric that some games might crash on an ATI 5870 while working smoothly on a 59xx, for example.
This is extremely unlikely. Unless there is a specific driver problem on ATi's side which would make it have problems interfacing with DirectX/3D.
Plus the 59xx is basically two 5870 chips on one board; Even if that weren't the case and it were a different GPU it would still be an unlikely case. (Or someone would have missed a large portion of the testing before the drivers went out. AND that could be updated in a future driver update.)
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
26. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 6, 2010, 12:04 raVen
 
Losing my dad was pretty tough, I can only imagine how you're dealing with it.

Try to stay positive, but don't get frustrated if you can't stay positive all the time. Go with the flow if you know what I mean.

Best of luck to you and your family. I hope you can find peace.

 
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News Comments > More on StarCraft II Preorders
51. Re: More on StarCraft II Preorders Jul 26, 2010, 20:40 raVen
 
Warcraft I (Orcs and Humans) Launched at $64.99.
Since when is 59.99 new?
 
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News Comments > BlizzCon PPV Tickets on Sale
20. Re: BlizzCon PPV Tickets on Sale Jul 25, 2010, 03:49 raVen
 
Reminds me of E3 2003 trying to get in to see HL2 premier showing. My brother and I finally made it... to the last showing.  
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News Comments > BlizzCon PPV Tickets on Sale
18. Re: BlizzCon PPV Tickets on Sale Jul 25, 2010, 00:40 raVen
 
I watched the feed last year as well, and it seems like there are still things that I remember from the feed that weren't common knowledge for a while.
I'd pay for it again as I enjoyed the panels, but this year I'll be there :).
 
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News Comments > Impulse and GamersGate Refute NPD Figures
6. Re: Impulse and GamersGate Refutes NPD Figures Jul 23, 2010, 22:18 raVen
 
The market is open. As for openness in the client / steamworks architecture, that really isn't the issue here. And if that were the case I'm pretty sure Stardock/Impulse could work something out with Valve/Steam.

Instead Stardock has gone out of their way to be non-competitive and essentially cutting their own throats. (IMO)

You devs are going to add neat features that require added software that we compete with? Fine we don't want you.

It's like saying that if AMD/ATi had a software platform (Sales) they wouldn't sell any game that had PhysX physics engine. And as a result would cut the amount of games they could possibly sell.

Frankly, I think it's more of a marketing ploy by Stardock/Impulse. I for one, am not sold.
 
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News Comments > Impulse and GamersGate Refute NPD Figures
4. Re: Impulse and GamersGate Refutes NPD Figures Jul 23, 2010, 21:43 raVen
 
theyarecomingforyou wrote on Jul 23, 2010, 21:12:
As for the whole Steamworks thing... I don't really like the limitations (even though I love Steam myself) as I think the market should be open
It's open. Steamworks doesn't prevent other platforms from selling or installing that game. Stardock/Impulse has gone out of their way to deny any game with Steamworks on their sales platform.

They do this because they don't want to deal with steam in any fashion, and in turn it's screwing them out of potential sales. When I can't find any titles worth purchasing on a platform I tend to not pay any attention to it. (I have purchased Demigod, and other Stardock games btw.)
 
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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
1. Re: Morning Mobilization Jul 23, 2010, 16:53 raVen
 
Pushing the white iPhone to late 2010 means I'll be looking for a different phone.
Any recommendations? People recommended the Nexus one, but Google doesn't sell it anymore. Anyone know of any problems with the Droid X (Now that it can be rooted?)
 
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News Comments > StarCraft II Budget Oopsie, Preorders Soar
29. Re: StarCraft II Budget Oopsie, Preorders Soar Jul 23, 2010, 15:51 raVen
 
Creston wrote on Jul 23, 2010, 14:24:
When I read that 100 million dollar report, I couldn't image what it had been spent on, and thought they'd struggle to make a profit on it.

I'm sure it will sell well, but I doubt it's going to sell like an RDR or GTA game, which is what'd be needed to make back a hundred mill.

To be honest, 684,000 pre-orders seems rather low. That's all the hardcore SC2 fans. I know that doesn't include the 800 billion Koreans that'll buy it, but it seems low for the US.

Creston

The population of South Korea: 48,607,000
 
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News Comments > StarCraft II Beta Ends Tomorrow
28. Re: StarCraft II Beta Ends Tomorrow Jul 19, 2010, 04:23 raVen
 
spindoctor wrote on Jul 18, 2010, 19:28:
Fion wrote on Jul 18, 2010, 18:17:
I wouldn't doubt if Bnet 2.0 is exactly the same.


As much experience as Blizzard might have, and as much planning as they will do, a brand new system like BNET which is going to be hit with millions of users at the same time come launch day is most likely going to crack somewhere. It's the nature of complex systems like this, and it is nigh inevitable. What really matters is how long Blizzard takes to stabilize it after the shit hits the fan.

Except this has already been rolled out to WoW & SCII beta.
They are already using Bnet2.0 for authentication and communication in both. I don't expect many hiccups.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
9. Re: Op Ed Jul 18, 2010, 01:41 raVen
 
I was anti-vista because I had an evga nvidia card that would flake and crash every 3-4 hours or whenever the screensaver would enter sleep mode.

Turned out it was a hardware problem and not Vista. I however vowed to not use it after switching back to xp relieved me of the problems.

Vista was supposed to further isolate video card crashes and problems. It was one of the touted features of the core changes. I was not impressed.

Today I run 7. I have since 7Beta worked on my machine without horrendous video problems. I still refuse to use Vista, but we use 7 at work now. so I'm beyond Vista. There is no real reason other than the experience left me with a terrible taste in my mouth.

(Note: I switched shortly after that experience to ATi. I switch roughly 2-3 gens anyways)
 
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News Comments > OnLive Review
2. Re: OnLive Review Jul 10, 2010, 15:41 raVen
 
It does work.
It's just not to the level where I'd use it.
That doesn't mean they can't improve it to your 'magic' level.
 
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News Comments > StarCraft II Beta Phase Two Begins
1. Re: StarCraft II Beta Phase Two Begins Jul 8, 2010, 11:26 raVen
 
Confirmed! Just logged in.  
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