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Real Name Lazarus Long   
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Nickname Burrito of Peace
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Signed On Jul 8, 2004, 17:03
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News Comments > Vampire: the Masquerade MMOG Details
7. Re: Vampire: the Masquerade MMOG Details Sep 19, 2011, 11:12 Burrito of Peace
 
InBlack wrote on Sep 19, 2011, 10:32:
Doma wrote on Sep 19, 2011, 10:16:
One world server, no shards/instancing.

FUCK YES.

Very few sandbox mmos does this.

I love it when they do.

YEA FUCK YEAH! NO INSTANCING WOW THIS IS AN IMMEDIATE MUST BUY FOR ME!


FUCKING SWEET! I LOVE STANDING IN QUEUE FOR HOURS WAITING FOR BOSSES TO RESPAWN! HOLY CHRIST! THINK OF HOW MUCH OF MY LIFE I COULD WASTE!

/also sarcasm
 
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News Comments > Syndicate FPS Confirmed for Next year
43. Re: Syndicate FPS Confirmed for Next year Sep 12, 2011, 14:42 Burrito of Peace
 
Beamer wrote on Sep 12, 2011, 14:19:
Do you really think that Ford many any real profit on a car that sold under 700 per year?

No, but that was largely due to Ford's lack of dealer price control, not because "Hey, I know, we're going to re-birth a legend so we can sell more Focuses." Are you not familiar with the Coletti years at SVT? It certainly seems that you aren't.

Ford stated that the GT had an MSRP of 150K. Dealers often marked them up to 250K or more. This dropped their market to ~10% of what it could have been.

You're also forgetting that during Bill Ford's reign, he wanted to get Ford back in to racing other than rednecks turning left for 2 hours on a Sunday. The idea was for Ford to go to Le Mans with an LMP1 Ford "GT" and then branch out in to FIA GT (which did happen) and other GT series (ALMS and Rolex come to mind).

I would agree that the "Terminator" Cobra of 03 and 04 were built expressly to sell more GTs given that the GT body style of those years was very long and tooth and sales had slumped. They needed a stop gap measure between that body style and the "retro" boat they were going to introduce.

Like I said, if you wanted to sell F-150s, you look at the Lightning. Ford's very, very good at marketing their cash cow vehicles and I've yet to see Ford try and cross-segment two completely separate demographics that do not share the same consumer buying trends.

 
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News Comments > Syndicate FPS Confirmed for Next year
39. Re: Syndicate FPS Confirmed for Next year Sep 12, 2011, 13:35 Burrito of Peace
 
Beamer wrote on Sep 12, 2011, 12:32:
Actually a Ford GT is a halo car that's used to get people into the Ford dealership. It's well known that they won't buy a Ford GT, and that a Ford GT won't turn a profit, but the hope is they'll walk in, see how cool Ford is, and walk out with a new Ford F-150.

Not even close. Did you ever read about the GT or the interviews with Colletti about the GT? The GT was meant to be an all American supercar killer without the supercar price tag. It was to re-birth what the original GT was, America's answer to European engineering.

Nobody went in to a Ford dealer looking for a GT and said "Well, golly, I guess I should buy a totally different type of vehicle instead. I wanted a sports car but, fuck it, I'm gonna buy something I can haul dirt in."

I might be able to stretch credulity far enough to see a Lightning, since that was also an SVT product, but a standard F-150? Might as well say tractor, lawn mower or unicycle.

As for Syndicate being a shooter...I am disappointed and I will probably neither purchase nor play it. I am tired of FPSes and I realize that that is going to be the majority of the titles shoveled out the door until it runs its course. Much like RPGs in the late 80s to mid 90s. They, too, were a dime a dozen.

I miss games like Homeworld, Nexus: TJI and the like but I also realize that I am old and those games are now few and far between.
 
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News Comments > On Sale
5. Re: On Sale Sep 5, 2011, 09:18 Burrito of Peace
 
Given that ether is a gas, I'm pretty sure it doesn't need impulses to move.  
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News Comments > New Via Digital Distribution
3. Re: removed Sep 2, 2011, 21:36 Burrito of Peace
 
In my opinion, the demo was less than impressive. In particular, the controls felt very clumsy on the PC.  
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News Comments > Free Ultima 4: Quest of the Avatar on GOG.com
5. Re: Free Ultima 4: Quest of the Avatar on GOG.com Sep 1, 2011, 10:29 Burrito of Peace
 
I'd replay Ultima VII and the second half if they ever got them.  
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News Comments > No Shooting Civilians in Battlefield 3
28. Re: No Shooting Civilians in Battlefield 3 Aug 31, 2011, 12:16 Burrito of Peace
 
I won't buy an FPS that does not allow me to kill every man, woman and child I see.

I admit I get the giggles when I wing little Timmy and I watch him crawl down an alley, crying for his Mommy.

Then, if I am patient, Mommy shows up and then POP POP, two for one special!
 
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News Comments > Deus Ex: Human Revolution "Special Message" Tomorrow
21. Re: Deus Ex: Human Revolution Aug 28, 2011, 16:00 Burrito of Peace
 
Did anyone else have the problem in Shanghai were the black market guy wouldn't even talk to you?

No dialog at all. The UI would light up to hit E, I'd do so, his head would twitch to the left for a second and that's that.
 
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
7. Re: Steve Jobs Was 'Henry Ford' of The Computer Industry. Aug 26, 2011, 13:02 Burrito of Peace
 
MattyC wrote on Aug 26, 2011, 09:25:

Random comments and ad hominem attack

Refinements really have nothing to do with the point that, unlike Jobs, Ford founded an entire industry and revolutionized other industries with his designs. Assembly line driven mass production, for example.

I can't be bitter about something I am not personally involved with. Jobs is a salesman and that's that. The way he pushes sales is very much akin to used car salesmen and snake oil salesmen. Just as Ballmer is a belligerent, sweaty, loud bully. Ever wonder why Sinofsky is now the public face of Windows development?

I'm sorry if you think I somehow shat in your Apple flavored kool-aid.
 
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
1. Steve Jobs Was 'Henry Ford' of The Computer Industry. Aug 25, 2011, 22:55 Burrito of Peace
 
Bullshit. That easily belongs to Robert Noyce or, Hell, most of that team from Fairchild Semiconductor.

Henry Ford actually designed, built and mss produced something, personally, and was an engineer his entire life. Steve Jobs soldered a couple of components on a bread board in comparison.

Steve Jobs is a slick used-car and snake oil salesman. He's good at selling the idea that you "need" iDevice but he didn't found an entire industry. While Apple may have come out on top of the sales, every thing they ever produced was merely a refinement of some other tech that came before.
 
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News Comments > On Sale
3. Starpoint Gemini...RUN AWAY!. Aug 25, 2011, 22:49 Burrito of Peace
 
This is a horrible, horrible game that is terribly broken. The support for it is promised but has yet to materialize. Stay way.  
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News Comments > GameStop Discarding Deus Ex: Human Revolution OnLive Coupons
7. Re: GameStop Discarding Deus Ex: Human Revolution OnLive Coupons Aug 24, 2011, 14:21 Burrito of Peace
 
necrosis wrote on Aug 24, 2011, 14:19:
GameStop sells PC games? That is news right there.

Only if you pre-order and they will only ever get the exact amount of copies that have been pre-ordered and paid in full.
 
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News Comments > Hardware Reviews
3. Re: Hardware Reviews Aug 22, 2011, 19:05 Burrito of Peace
 
Cubitek's offering look sexy for a unique desktop. Something much different than the usual rectangular tower.  
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News Comments > Free to Play Studio Ubisoft Zurich Formed
2. Re: Free to Play Studio Ubisoft Zurich Formed Aug 22, 2011, 19:04 Burrito of Peace
 
Free to Play...brought to you by Ubisoft's Always On DRM.  
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News Comments > Hardware Reviews
1. Re: Hardware Reviews Aug 22, 2011, 15:45 Burrito of Peace
 
That Caselabs case looks awesome! Perfect for a home server.  
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News Comments > Skyrim Using Steamworks
22. Re: Skyrim Using Steamworks Aug 18, 2011, 08:05 Burrito of Peace
 
I'm fine with this.

I used to hate Steam with a passion as I was under the false impression that it was solely a DRM schema invented to do nothing but track everything I did with my games.

Steam does track what I do with my games and it is a DRM schema. However, it also allows me to install my games on any machine I want so long as that machine has an active internet connection. It offers me great deals on games that I wanted to buy anyway and I no longer have to carry discs back and forth between work and home to play whatever my current interest is.

I look at Steam, now, like I look at my email. I log in once and I get to what I want to do. It's painless and takes maybe a second or four to login.
 
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News Comments > Carbine's Sci-Fi MMOG WildStar Announced
12. Re: Carbine's Sci-Fi MMOG WildStar Announced Aug 17, 2011, 13:03 Burrito of Peace
 
Resurrected Tabula Rasa huh?  
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News Comments > Nexus 2 Announced
8. Re: Nexus 2 Announced Aug 16, 2011, 13:24 Burrito of Peace
 
[Reads....THUD]

[Passed out from the sheer excitement]
 
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News Comments > Space Pirates and Zombies and Demo Released
20. Re: removed Aug 16, 2011, 09:17 Burrito of Peace
 
I played the demo and while I appreciated the Star Control feel to it, it still has that weird Eastern European feel to it, especially in the dialogue. It doesn't quite click.

Also, way too many menus and submenus. I should be able to do almost everything from the main game interface.
 
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News Comments > Space Marine Demo Next Week, Early Access Opportunities
19. Re: Space Marine Demo Next Week, Early Access Opportunities Aug 15, 2011, 19:29 Burrito of Peace
 
Slashman wrote on Aug 15, 2011, 19:07:
Kinky...

Only when we break out the bars, clamps, Shibari rope and toys.
 
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