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News Comments > Raiders of the Lost Coast
9. NO SURPRISE Sep 22, 2005, 02:33 The dude
 
Welcome to "the age of shard kissing" or ass kissing. Every other editorial or publishing house constantly sucks dick to the monoliths.

Can't say much for John Romero though. He did himself in.
 
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News Comments > Federal Rockstar Probe
65. Re: Well Jul 26, 2005, 14:51 The dude
 
'Crestin' you FUCKING idiot. I have put up with years of your constant razing me.

Now it time to for me to back my words up you damn B-grade garage attorney:

edit: thanks for pointing that out 'nin'

1) I AM IN FULL POSSESSION OF SAID "MOD(S)" that allow one to remove the The Sims 1 censor and allows you to walk around with your cock in full view in-house or to your Sim neighbors.

I HAVE NO IDEA WHAT THE FUCK YOU ARE BASING YOUR DISAGREEMENT WITH ME ON, BECAUSE YOU OBVIOUSLY DON'T KNOW WHAT YOU ARE TALKING ABOUT. And it's obvious all you're trying to do is rally some kind of A-typical support from your BBS buddies.

2) I could care LESS if Rockstar had the offending code housed in dev whitebox systems or the code went into the production on CD/DVD purposely broken for retail distribution. THE FACT REMAINS IF YOU ALTER THE CODE i.e. pursuant to the EULA, which you agree to upon before installing the game. "You are in violation!". As well altering code via extracting it in part or whatever: case in point the "sacensor.exe" written for "hot_coffee_v2-1.zip".

SO FUCKING WHAT if there is partial code of something remnant in game. If I develop a game and I make REM statements amongst the code that says: "you're a dick". That doesn't make me liable unless I maliciously direct it at you personally with intent to defame you. Rockstar had no idea some zealot would do this and furthermore the game can be Mod'd knowingly or unknowingly. That does not make the designer responsible.

This is analogous to Colt Firearms and the infamous AR-15 mess politicians created that gave credence to the public allowing them to claim blame them for the manufacturing of a rifle and/or gun that can kill when we all know that a gun can be used to defend or offend.

As for the ESRB? They're are a selective joke for "Yesmen" like yourself that feel that you can't make a decision unless the establishment tells you what's good for you.

You're ideology shows in your last paragraphs:

Well, I think their taste and behavior are quite well shown in the games they produce. I don't think they're scum because of the Hot Coffee mod. I think the moral level in their games is absolutely rock bottom already, and the hot coffee thing isn't doing anything to change that. That doesn't mean that I don't enjoy the GTA games, because I do, I think they're a great blast to play, and I think that as long as it's rated properly, any entertainment medium should be allowed to have titles such as these. The government is a bunch of hypocritical fucktards for going apeshit over the hot coffee mod, while ignoring the general gameplay of SA. And those few that DID bitch about the gameplay in SA, did they bitch the same over Boyz 'N Da Hood?

I DO think, however, that Rockstar is fucking STUPID because of the course they took in this.

1) Leaving it ON the disc, instead of removing it.
2) NOT telling the ESRB about it
3) When confronted with it, lying their fucking asses off to try to cast blame somewhere else
4) Only to finally have to cough up the truth.

Options 1-3 could and should have gone a lot smoother.

In the end, what the ESRB needs to do is very simple. Add a big blurb near the rating that states "Any modification made to the original game will invalidate this rating."
Done. That's it, that's all.

All Rockstar Games is doing is making games that emulate segments of Americana lifestyles: past and present. If you don't like it, go back to watching Disney channel and Leave it to Beaver. We live in a new age where facts cannot remain hidden very long. Although Rockstar has chosen a darker premise to exercise entertainment, fact remains it is FACT. The games content is obviously geared for 18 years and older and if adults canít handle it they need to get out the kitchen.

YOU'RE A FUCKING JOKE MAN. You really need to shut the fuck up because you definitely are not the final analysis in providing solutions or answers.


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News Comments > Federal Rockstar Probe
31. Re: Well Jul 26, 2005, 13:33 The dude
 
I don't get why some of you keep blaming Rockstar for poor taste and deplorable behavior? Some of you are worse than how the government mindlessly pursues culpability.

1) Rockstar admitted it was an inhouse prank and they removed the code from being a functioning part of the game. Thatís their prerogative if they play in-house stunts and pranks. Not yours.

2) A guy from the Netherlands reconfigured the code and titled it "Hot Coffee version x" and distributed to the Internet through a GTA fan site. I found it even after most other sites joined the bandwagon and stopped hosting the file.

3) The Sims. There is/was nude Mod for Sims 1 were by you could: remove the censor cloud, walk around naked with your dork at a high noon (or more politely 3 o'clock) as well it removed clothing for all you neighbors. I'm sure plenty of adults and kids found this Mod also.

By all accounts Rockstar is not liable in my opinion because they removed all the trappings to make the problem inaccessible. If not for code monkeys altering the product this wouldn't be a problem. Remember all games come with a EULA stating you don't have the right to alter the code.


I guess if some hacker(s) defaces the US gov website www.whitehouse.com displaying Bush and Condelezza Rice giving some mad head to each other we should blame the US Government for advertising sexually explicit material? My argument: the government made the medium available for someone TO broadcast the offense.

This is exactly why morally and logically you can't depend on some people to make fair unbiased decisions. Because they themselves can't even properly evaluate the source of a problem: be they educated or common street idiot.


I'm not sure who's more in touch with this issue????


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News Comments > Federal Rockstar Probe
15. Re: Well Jul 26, 2005, 12:27 The dude
 
I guarantee you more pre-twenty year olds and adults buy this shit than kids. I've witness the parents with caved in frontal lobes just allow and /or purchase directly for their kids anything they want.

It's prophetic how the US is starting to become more like China/ communism of old and China is becoming more tolerant in it's own mysterious way. Actually, the more I think about the US the more it all comes into perspectiveÖ

The US is a cross between Orwellian moments of: Fahrenheit 451 and 1984.

Back to politics now, we've got Hillary the-dried-up-sexless-B***h Clinton that goes into spastic seizures over the idea of a man an woman engaging in sex (no wonder Bill dumped on her several time).

As for the ESRB and Mr. Valencia himself, all they're doing is playing up to politics without any consensus. Why should they give a fuck about what the average citizen is capable or incapable of doing far as deciding whatís best for their children when they (the thought police) feel they are employed with the answers beyond our comprehension. I'd love to meet the offspring of some of these DEE-ranged psychopaths.


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News Comments > The Cost of Hot Coffee
47. Re: The usual double standard Jul 23, 2005, 13:50 The dude
 
'theAntiELVIS' I couldn't agree with you more. You hit the nail on the head.

I for one commented on how I've *never* been interested in GTA's takes on americana lifestyle...

...BUT, if not for the recent publicity and the hidden shenanigans of Rockstar Games, it prompted me TO invest in combat of the duality of American right wing thinking. What a hypocracy we live in.

I SAY: GIVE US MORE CHOICE.. hide the content so we can decode them at our own expense.

1) Kill a man get a silver star and accolades.
2) Pass a little R&R with some Bedroom behavior and you're a witch fit to be tied and imprisoned.
3) Socker mom's, testicular lacking Dads, and Yahoos from the midwest seem fit to dictate what we on the Western and Eastern hemisphere of the US should carry out our lives morally as i.e: as if their dumb-fuck-ultra christian, ignorance to goverment conduct, and stepfordish mannerism is idea american behavior? HA maybe to a FOB visiting this country for the first time.
4) if parents are so guilded to the trust of watching their kids, WTF are they letting their kids play games that are labeled for mature audiences anyway?

editorial: comment 3 isn't meant as a categorization of all the Midwest but good f-ing percentage and I base this on fact. My bro lives in the Utah and the way people think, his wife, is just outright laughable. For that matter San Lius Obispo, CA is about the same also, a sheepish secular mindset that has a person prejudged before they even have a moment to express an idea.

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News Comments > The Cost of Hot Coffee
24. Well, there's good news even in turmoil Jul 22, 2005, 15:25 The dude
 
Well, as bad as this soundís for Rockstar Games, I guess it was the only reason I even considered the enticement of buying the game (yesterday afternoon). Otherwise I would have never owned it.

I then became the fiend of political incorrectness, found the Mod "hot_coffee_v2-1.zip", and made it a part of the collective. I am one FUCKING happy man.

So I give Rockstar a great-big-jolly Winston Churchill salute for this and making the ole "in-and-out" possible.

If I was a betting man, I'd say this is going to help their earning reports considering the massive amounts of perverts, like myself, scavenging the world for any hint of inexplicable interaction
 
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News Comments > Saturday Tech Bits
5. Re: Apple -> x86 + MS (Xbox) -> PPC = Anarch Jun 5, 2005, 14:13 The dude
 
Virtual PC?

HA! HA! HA! That's a a joke. You're right about that. I don't touch the stuff. Especially when I can do it for *FREE* better than Micro$

Speaking of which, I know a company whom's name I won't mention, their forte is convincing endusers to switch to Virtual PC and Citrix. Yet they don't know shit about implementing application services. They constantly try to pick my brain like a couple of little geeks. I guess they're profitable? They seem to make their rent every month at the office space.

On a another note, I'm quite sure someone will develop a multi tasking multi core CPU that will be capable of mimicing any instructions, so all OS can be happy happy happy.

For now. I can't complain. I've got Panther and Tiger running on my x86 processors (not virtually), but for the most part I really don't use the Mac stuff that much.

Lightwave and Zbrush runs great for me on XP (thanks to Micro$)


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News Comments > Saturday Tech Bits
3. Re: Apple switches to Intel Jun 4, 2005, 19:36 The dude
 
I don't see the problem. Currently I succesfully run everything I want on CISC processors. OSX included i.e: OS9, panther, Tiger.

Since the death of the Amiga back in the 80's, I really don't care who makes what to run on what. Because as far as I'm concerned, the problems with computing are either CPU based or OS/API based and no one makes a reliable design.

Anyway, if they do it, GREAT! If they don't, GREAT! I'll still be able to run Apple OSes and programs on Linux or Win32 systems
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
1. Microsoft Makes Sites Pull Longhorn Scre Apr 29, 2005, 15:54 The dude
 
So does this mean Microsoft will be going after the Longhorn transformation developers also?

I actually think the LongHorn interface looks okay, particularly a few themes. But the question remains is it worth spending the extra dollars for this XP plus! variation?

I've yet to see the benefit or significance of purchasing Windows Media Center... and that's available now. WTF?

In my opinion the OS gets coded heavier but the hardware remains in the state.

"It's all relative!" [ie: they redesign the OS to better but the hardware/API still performs at the level of it's predecessor because everything is just that much more encumbered]


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News Comments > Elixir Folds
2. "WHAT!" Apr 28, 2005, 12:02 The dude
 
Evil Genuis was was one incredibly silly game I enjoyed.

I guess that means no expansion plans?
 
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News Comments > New ATI Drivers
11. Re: ATI DRIVERS Feb 10, 2005, 14:13 The dude
 
Um PanzerMeyer?
What kind of improvement in frame rate did you get.. 2, 3 frames more a second? and if I'm not mistaken, isn't the x800 Pro an AGP GPU with 256 Mb of DDR.

My Graphics card is an x700 Pro PCI-express. Not to sure of the difference between mine and yours (graphics card that is)?

I'll deploy 2 new machines later today and compare an AGP versus a PCIE and see what kind of results I get...

... only using 3DMark2005
 
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News Comments > New ATI Drivers
8. Re: Bit of an AF problem Feb 10, 2005, 03:43 The dude
 
I found the best solution to installing drivers for ATI is at the install point when I am configure a system for the first time. I use a minimum of ATI's packages and to be honset the most recent version Control Panel has a pretty cool interface tp select from OpenGL or Direct 3D.

My only advise is to reduce problems eliminate overhead when first configuring a system.

Still with all this wind I'm wasting it's obvious ATI doesn't have a good wrap on it's own API or 3D calculations.

Nvidia takes the cake.
 
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News Comments > New ATI Drivers
3. case closed Feb 9, 2005, 23:21 The dude
 
I'll stick with Nvidia Reference drivers...

end of story/ sorrow
 
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News Comments > New ATI Drivers
2. Not Yet.... I haven't even finished 5.1 Feb 9, 2005, 23:20 The dude
 
I just purchased an ATI PCIE x700 GPU lastweek with 256 mb DDR and I was short of being surprised, it wasn't the significant jump in performance I was expecting. If anything, it was anti-climatic.

I wasted $700.00 dollars on a combined Shuttle XPC 8500 G
PIV 3.0 Ghz
1 Gb DDR
160 Gb SATA HDD

Not to mention the new UAA Update microsoft has supposedly enhanced with KB835221 is a joke with 3DMark2005. I get 15 frmaes a sec and no digital audio. WTF.
 
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News Comments > Half-Life 2 EULA Legal Issues?
156. Re: Common Sense Award for Posting Feb 8, 2005, 18:06 The dude
 
My exact sentiments. Thanks for being a voice of reason amongst a forest of blind mice.

 
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News Comments > Half-Life 2 EULA Legal Issues?
44. Re: Let's hear it for Deutschland.. Feb 7, 2005, 12:30 The dude
 
'Zathrus' I just woke up and all I wanted to do is get my words out and threw caution to the wind on everything.

surreptitious not Seruptious. Corrected.

As for all other parts you don't understand maybe it has something thing to do with you actually not understanding some subject matter.

but if you most know? Dagok's speedy replies caught me by surprise and it's not like this is realtime conversation. So WTF?

you said: "Yeah, because we all know that that stops piracy cold and would only be used by legitimate owners. Uh huh.". To one of my comments.

To be honest I don't think there's much one can do about some if not most software piracy because: if man made it another man can unmake it. And furthermore my comment had nothing to do with being a solution to piracy but more an amendment to an misleading matter.

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News Comments > Half-Life 2 EULA Legal Issues?
29. Re: Let's hear it for Deustchland.. Feb 7, 2005, 11:54 The dude
 
"What the fuck!"

Man you are such a literal idiot. I never insulted germany. and besides if you owned a busienss or administrated a network you would know what my comments meant. No business is going to invest funds in casual user workstaions to meet high end gaming system needs unless it's a developer environment with a need to know.

You obviously are misinformed. and yeah its no big secrets there are good americans and bad ones. So what? Everyone I've ever had a fight with unfortunately has been american though and I'm american myself. I guess that means nothing...

And lastly Dagok, maybe their are a lot of people that would like to express their feeling about the Steam matter, but not many know where to go to have voice. It's a good thing you're not the Prime Minister of gaming affairs.

Then we all would be fucktards.


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News Comments > Half-Life 2 EULA Legal Issues?
24. Re: Let's hear it for Deustchland.. Feb 7, 2005, 11:41 The dude
 
Spoken like a true drunken barfly.

I don't give a shit about where you're from as much as you have no idea what I do and didn't know.

I may have commented on matters regarding Steam and Half Life but Valave mislead the public by not stating that their Source Engine is built on Steam API.

Valve in past commentary always spoke of Steam and Half Life 2 being two separate products and when I eventually purchased the game. On launch date. I was surprise to see the Steam app taking control of the install wizard as well the executables command strings. Not to metion my inability to run the game if I uninstalled it.

Like I said before Yesman: keep up with your campaign of misinformation... there's no hope for you.


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News Comments > Half-Life 2 EULA Legal Issues?
21. Re: Let's hear it for Deustchland.. Feb 7, 2005, 11:29 The dude
 
Damn dude,

At least I know where you stand 'Dagok'. No point debating anything in a forum with you. You are a wreckless ass kisser of conformity.

but in parting. The way I see it, it has nothing to do with Offline mode as much is has to do with ambiguity.

And I doubt very seriouly someone is going to be runing Half Life 2 on a corporate workstation given most specs on business systems especially Germany.
 
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News Comments > Half-Life 2 EULA Legal Issues?
14. Re: Let's hear it for Deustchland.. Feb 7, 2005, 11:20 The dude
 
Well Dagok,

I for one didn't realize Steam was embedded/ Binded into the product and the game engine. I was under the impression systems was an alternative delivery system that you/ I the user had a choice in the matter of installing or not.

So, to be honest I don't think of myself as a whiner or a baby. But I can certainly categorize you as a YESMAN.

You probably are the type of person who agrees without question to policy that you don't care are trite, incompusing and flagrant.

"The meek are indeed having their way with the world!"

And beside, from most conversations I have with typical Americans they always say negative things about the English anyway. So why would you entertain what some shitty UK site says.
 
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