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Signed On Aug 6, 2004, 00:31
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News Comments > Next Car Game Makes $1 Million in One Week
42. Re: Next Car Game Makes $1 Million in One Week Jan 31, 2014, 15:18 hiya
 
It's probably because the game is awesome, insane fun. People like good games, I've heard  
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News Comments > Activision Recommends Bizarre Closure
16. Re: Activision Recommends Bizarre Closure Jan 19, 2011, 11:06 hiya
 
Beamer wrote on Jan 19, 2011, 10:42:
or the non-paid overtime

NO INDUSTRY HAS PAID OVERTIME FOR SALARIED WORKERS!

Not actually true.
http://www.dol.gov/whd/regs/compliance/fairpay/main.htm
You have to have a set salary and qualify for exemption
 
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News Comments > Crysis 2 Interview
2. Re: Crysis 2 Interview May 7, 2010, 12:35 hiya
 
makes me want to check out the suffering. The Kovacs novels were awesome, hope he can bring some of that magic to Crysis 2. Trying not to get too excited about it :-)  
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News Comments > Ubisoft DRM Cracked?
32. Re: Ubisoft DRM Cracked? Apr 22, 2010, 12:12 hiya
 
Funny that the first thing that came to mind was "cool, maybe now I'll go buy it". Ubidiots  
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News Comments > Darkest of Days Demo Tomorrow
2. Re: Darkest of Days Demo Tomorrow Aug 10, 2009, 13:03 hiya
 
looks like it could be really cool. I like the premise.  
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News Comments > Ships Ahoy - Ghostbusters
11. Re: Ships Ahoy - Ghostbusters Jun 16, 2009, 11:53 hiya
 
good review over at ars
http://arstechnica.com/gaming/reviews/2009/06/dogs-and-cats-living-together-ars-reviews-ghostbusters.ars

posting at blues that you're not buying it because of drm is pointless unless you're also emailing/calling activision or preferably writing a letter; you know, on paper The suits need to know that everyone isn't clueless.
Course, I've personally yet to let DRM stop me from buying games..

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News Comments > America's Army 3 Steam Preloads
26. Re: America's Army 3 Steam Preloads Jun 10, 2009, 13:02 hiya
 
note jim is slippery enough not to post what country he's from, (which makes it difficult to counter his "arguments", because every country is evil in proportion to it's size and power), but given his hostility to the US, I imagine he's got some patriotic fervor lodged up his ass somewhere.

Remember, patriots: “Patriotism is your conviction that this country is superior to all others because you were born in it.” - George Bernard Shaw

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News Comments > S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Call of Pripyat
37. Re: STALKER: Call of Pripyat May 1, 2009, 12:54 hiya
 
I'll admit that I haven't played either game (mostly because the idea of -partial- open world plus no skills that you can improve just sounds boring to me personally),

The games are, at the very least, unique. There's nothing else like them IMHO. If you're a FPS fan I think they'd be worth picking up if you find a deal on em. Not sure what I would compare them to. And you can get weapons/armor/ammo upgrades, decide what you want to do most of the time. Felt open ended to me.. And the atmosphere is well done, feels like you're "going to the Zone".
 
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News Comments > Zeno Clash Devs on Piracy, Demo Plans
12. Re: Zeno Clash Devs on Piracy, Demo Plans Apr 29, 2009, 13:01 hiya
 
Yeah, once you pirate it to try before you buy, takes a strong will to stop playing, go out and and buy it, etc etc.

If pirates wanted to do game devs a favor, cut out 3/4 of the game and put the 1st quarter up on filesharing sites. "Unofficial demo version" or something. Otherwise, it's just an excuse.
 
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News Comments > Braid Patch, Editor Plans
12. Re: Braid Patch, Editor Plans Apr 15, 2009, 14:20 hiya
 
Seconding Braid and World of Goo, both quite unique in the world of games, music, art, etc. Cool experiences. Wife liked World of Goo too, which was a surprise, though she hasn't tried Braid yet. Both run on my gimpy laptop which is a big plus.

Braid has me totally stumped on level 2, which is embarrassing, but it's cool you can traverse the whole game without having to actually beat every level. Cuts down on frustration. Kinda like taking a test, then going back to the ones you couldn't figure out the first time.
 
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News Comments > Far Cry 2 Sale & Ubi's Good Old Games
41. Re: Far Cry 2 Sale & Ubi's Good Old Game Mar 27, 2009, 12:34 hiya
 
Far Cry, Dark Messiah of Might and Magic, IL-2 1946, and Beyond Good and Evil for 9.99 on steam this weekend.

Dark Messiah was cheesy fun with good hand to hand combat for a FPS, had Thief designer consult on gameplay, so there's some similar stuff in there. Fun Game IMHO, after it got patched and fixed all the bugginess
 
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News Comments > Steamworks Versus DRM
8. Re: Steamworks Versus DRM Mar 24, 2009, 12:58 hiya
 
If it's released only on Steam the release dates aren't broken, e.g. half life, left 4 dead.

Manufacturing means full copies are floating around before release, then they get cracked+distributed, steam doesn't make the full game public before release, so it can't get hacked.

Afterwords, different story.

I'm assuming custom executable means that one crack would work for one exe, so you'd have to make a different crack for each user. We'll see how long it takes for a steam-only game using this to get whacked.
 
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News Comments > Ships Ahoy - Penumbra Collection
3. Re: Ships Ahoy - Penumbra Collection Feb 19, 2009, 15:41 hiya
 
Is the collection coming to steam?
Right now it has the gold edition, which is the second and third pieces of the trilogy. I'd like to get overture included as well.
http://store.steampowered.com/app/22120/

Using the Novint Falcon with this game sounds pretty awesome:
http://arstechnica.com/hardware/reviews/2008/03/novint-falcon-review.ars
 
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News Comments > Game Reviews
7. Re: Thief review Feb 12, 2009, 12:10 hiya
 
Yeah me too. I have all of em around here somewhere. Thief 3 wasn't bad honestly, the lighting effects added to the gameplay, some great sound design and level design, though it didn't show for the first few levels. Having your house on "the street" was fun.

If you liked the thief games with quality swordplay, the Dark Messiah of Might and Magic designers were consulted by the main man behind the thief games, and it shows. I really enjoyed it, but I played it in it's fully patched state, e.g. Steam.
http://store.steampowered.com/app/2100/
$9.99!
 
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News Comments > Ships Ahoy - F.E.A.R. 2: Project Origin
52. Re: Ships Ahoy - F.E.A.R. 2 Feb 11, 2009, 12:38 hiya
 
The older I get, the less I give a damn whether I can spend 90million hours on gameplay or not.
Also, I don't rush through the game, I'm always looking around for interesting stuff and backstory, and in FEAR 2 demo there's cool stuff to be found if you choose to look. It's not a racing game, its an experience.
Speaking of which, the ghost/spooky crazy stuff effects were badass, as was the opening with cinders falling from the sky. Freaking sweet.

I like games that are the right length. Like Portal. Short game, but one of my favorite game experiences from the last few years.
I'd take that over slogging through the same crap over and over.
 
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News Comments > PC Braid in Feb March, Mac Edition Possible
11. Re: PC Braid in Feb March, Mac Edition Possible Dec 23, 2008, 14:51 hiya
 
this is exactly the kind of game that should be on Steam. It needs to be put in front of people, and that's what Steam does, plops a cool game in front of you and says buy it.
What's he gonna do, direct download? Make it happen developer man
 
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News Comments > Ghostbusters and Riddick to Atari
10. Re: Ghostbusters and Riddick to Atari Oct 30, 2008, 12:35 hiya
 
I thought the same thing, anything related to that movie had to be underwhelming, but the game was damn good.
I played it on the PC, and the developer's commentary was interesting and at the time, quite unique. I don't think I'd seen commentary done before that.
90 at Metacritic, if you never played it and you're a FPS fan, pick it up! Its short and sweet

http://www.metacritic.com/games/platforms/pc/chroniclesofriddick?q=chronicles%20of%20riddick
 
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News Comments > Far Cry 2 Trailers
4. Re: No subject Sep 24, 2008, 12:51 hiya
 
Like Stalker you mean? fwiw I liked Stalker; hope far cry 2 lives up to its promise. Weird that they'd abandon the CryEngine when the AI and open environments were the best part of it. Whatever..

 
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News Comments > Trials 2: Second Edition Patched
2. Re: nice Sep 19, 2008, 11:38 hiya
 
This game is great, available through steam as well.
Simple to learn, difficult to master, addictive too... so watch out !

 
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News Comments > Sunday Tech Bits
4. No subject Feb 24, 2008, 22:57 hiya
 
that computer test was bs, but they shoulda figured it out.
They didn't mention whether the explanation posed by the "undercover" person was something like "I was fooling with the bios and broke something", or "I clicked my email and now it doesn't work".
Last thing I woulda checked would be bios settings. 99/100 people don't even know what it is, much less modify it. Shoulda realized the hd was still ok though. Thats hard to believe.

 
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