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Signed On Nov 18, 2004, 05:49
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News Comments > DCS: UH-1H Huey Announced
10. Re: DCS: UH-1H Huey Announced Oct 9, 2012, 18:00 Dmitri_M
 
While I love this announcement what exactly will be flying it over? Eastern Europe? Heck, what sorts of missions can we do? Does DCS World feature AI soldiers we can assault with the door gun? I don't doubt this will be the best digitized Huey the simulation world has ever seen, but without the "theater" it feels half baked.  
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News Comments > War of the Roses Trailer
4. Re: War of the Roses Trailer Sep 22, 2012, 15:42 Dmitri_M
 
DangerDog wrote on Sep 22, 2012, 15:01:
This is one of those games where you sit around talking about it thinking it would kick ass to have a medieval fps type game.

I don't think they've captured that vision technically with this game. You need to start off with a really good physics driven animation system, most likely something used in sports games. You then need to exaggerate physical movements to make the game fun and less "stiff" and reality based. You need settings and art direction that make you feel like you're in the heat of a great battle, no sunny hamlets that aren't even scratched without a rock out of place. It wouldn't hurt to have destruction capabilities for everything in the game. Laying siege to a castle with catapults hurling massive rocks to break down walls, battle rams smashing doors, poring hot oil down on people trying to assault with ladders.

maybe someday.

You want COD:Medieval?
 
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News Comments > etc., etc.
7. Re: etc., etc. Sep 8, 2012, 15:56 Dmitri_M
 
nin wrote on Sep 8, 2012, 02:55:
Yeah, 1 click is a little TOO handy. I suspect it's the next book I'll grab...

I heard something about a section in the book where Jenna Jameson shows up to do her lines for Vice City, and brought her father. And then proceeds to do all her moaning/sexual recording in front of him...

More confirmation that female porn stars have serious daddy issues.
 
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News Comments > Ubisoft Scrapping Always on DRM
36. Re: Ubisoft Scrapping Always on DRM Sep 5, 2012, 13:58 Dmitri_M
 
Parallax Abstraction wrote on Sep 5, 2012, 11:25:
Slashman wrote on Sep 5, 2012, 11:24:
So should I pick up Anno 2070 now? Thinking2

Anno 2070 never had the always-on requirement. It uses Tages which has limited activations and I believe that's not going anywhere.

On their official forum the developers claim the activations reset to their original total each month.
 
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News Comments > Black Mesa Source This Month
30. Re: Black Mesa Source This Month Sep 2, 2012, 16:24 Dmitri_M
 
Having worked on a mod that wasn't finished I understand how things just take forever with these things. You have people who aren't being paid work on something after hours while juggling real life. Their interest in the project often wanes.

The issue is when you make promises too early to the community. There's an ego component. In my own experience I tried to get the mod members to create at least an alpha of what we intended to do prior to announcing it. Of course everyone got ahead of themselves, hyped it and found themselves besieged by demands from an understandably eager community. Somewhere a long the way development of the mod just faded out leaving a lot of annoyed community members. You kind of have to expect this sort of behavior from the community. I don't think the complaining is justified, it's just the way people behave and can be expected.
 
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News Comments > On Sale
6. Re: On Sale Aug 26, 2012, 11:33 Dmitri_M
 
Jerykk wrote on Aug 25, 2012, 06:39:
Blah. I thought the OnLive deal would consist of you getting keys or download links or something. Didn't realize you had to use their shitty service to play them.
Why would a cloud service offer download links?

It's a stupid business idea. Certainly for people like myself who don't have access to decent internet connections. Even ISPs in the US are replacing uncapped broadband with capped. This service is doomed to fail.
 
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News Comments > Dark Souls Resolution Hack
30. Re: Dark Souls Resolution Hack Aug 25, 2012, 06:35 Dmitri_M
 
netnerd85 wrote on Aug 25, 2012, 03:13:
I already have a 360 gamepad.
I'd like to take a wooden mallet and hammer that gamepad down your throat until you choke on your own gore
 
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News Comments > Steamships Ahoy - Dark Souls: Prepare To Die Edition
44. Re: Steamships Ahoy - Dark Souls: Prepare To Die Edition Aug 25, 2012, 06:16 Dmitri_M
 
Jerykk wrote on Aug 23, 2012, 22:55:
resolution is locked at 1024x720

LOL

anyone who posts in these comments that they're gonna pick this up better not be the same characters who post in other game's threads saying they can't suffer mouse lag or whatever other port issues there might be. if you can suffer something so goddamn idiotic then you just lost your "complaining about PC ports" card.

i don't mind making fixes to ports. if the game is good, fine. my amusement is the names in this thread saying they're willing to make the fix yet recalling them damning decent titles to the never buy bin over similar issues, like editing an ini setting to fix something minor like mouse lag in dead space.
 
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News Comments > Ubisoft: PC Piracy Rate 93-95%
116. Re: Ubisoft: PC Piracy Rate 93-95% Aug 22, 2012, 19:18 Dmitri_M
 
I have no idea why someone who casually pirates a game is going to bother getting his credit card out for some dumb dlc addon microtransaction in a F2P title  
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News Comments > OnLive Layoffs Follow-up
18. Re: OnLive Layoffs Follow-up Aug 18, 2012, 16:31 Dmitri_M
 
:\ Best of luck to those let go  
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News Comments > Ubisoft Uplay PC Launches
54. Re: Ubisoft Uplay PC Launches Aug 17, 2012, 19:57 Dmitri_M
 
Flatline wrote on Aug 17, 2012, 17:18:
Steam (Yeah I'll throw that in there), GFWL, EA Origin, and now UBI. It's getting fucking insane.
I think Steam is as much of a pain in the ass as these other attempts at a store application. Steam were first on the block though, I've been using it since 2004. In the last few years I've built up a sizable catalog on there. EA and Ubi are way way late to the party. Steam has used up all my patience for these apps and while I tolerate and use it I'll be damned if I let another 'always on' app like this on my PC. Certainly not longer than it takes for me to get bored of a title that requires one. Once I'm done with that game the front end is uninstalled. I won't even look at purchasing something through it. It's like a banner ad on a website. My mind blocks it out and doesn't even register it's presence.
 
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News Comments > etc., etc.
7. Re: etc., etc. Aug 17, 2012, 08:37 Dmitri_M
 
These problems are not isolated to the gaming industry. I've worked as a CG artist in advertising and gaming for nearly 10 years. The large companies get the bad publicity, but nearly every job from the small unknown companies and up especially in the art fields feature some form of exploitation. Any industry built around deadlines and art production will. Working extra hours is the norm, the issue is that it usually isn't compensated. The closest I've ever come to being reimbursed for working overtime was being able to take overtime hours as vacation time later. I have never received overtime pay in 10 years. As an artist I cannot simply hop between jobs with perfect working hours and pay. Artists do need some sort of protection because they cannot do it themselves. Many start out having martyr complexes and simply do the extra work no questions asked. When you're creating your portfolio you spend countless hours perfecting work. Many of us are used to putting in extreme hours before ever being employed. It becomes a negative when you're no longer working on a labour of love for yourself, rather doing it in a poorly lit office for a company executing whatever it is they want done.

I don't think unions per se are the ideal solution, but someone needs to enforce labour codes. The companies simply will not do it themselves.

In the end I see only one real solution..
Get into a senior position which is unrealistic for many, or get out of development\art related trades and change careers completely. That's what I'm currently working towards. Of course I have intentionally kept myself debt and child free (I blow my money on other things like jumping out of planes to compensate) so for me it's easier than friends who have built families on their art careers.

Programmer devs are lucky in that they at least can hop into programming fields unrelated to the deadline crunch nature of the games industry.

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News Comments > Ubisoft Uplay PC Launches
37. Re: Ubisoft Uplay PC Launches Aug 16, 2012, 20:04 Dmitri_M
 
Creston wrote on Aug 16, 2012, 18:08:
Driver San Francisco for a buck? Hmm. Does it have that retarded DRM of theirs?
I logged in once, after that I switched Uplay to "offline" and the game launches without requiring the internet. For whatever reason they dropped it post launch. It's pretty decent for an openworld driving game. If you liked the bouncy bouncy suspension of the original Driver games then you'll like this.

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News Comments > Stardock Sues Ex-Employee for $1M
29. Re: Stardock Sues Ex-Employee for $1M Aug 16, 2012, 17:10 Dmitri_M
 
I'm always impressed with people who can stick it to an ex-employer this way. I never would. Perhaps she's decided to go into farming or something and doesn't require her goddamn linkedin account anymore or care what turns up when people google her name. I think the day that I don't have to worry about those two things then I know my life has changed for the better.  
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News Comments > Ubisoft Uplay PC Launches
15. Re: Ubisoft Uplay PC Launches Aug 16, 2012, 17:05 Dmitri_M
 
I've got PooPlay installed because I'm playing through Driver San Francisco (a surprising excellent open world arcade driving game that I got cheap on the Steam sales, Ubisoft even removed the always on DRM - shocked). I've never even looked at Uplay itself. I launch Driver from Steam. Then Uplay launches. Then I click "Play" in Uplay to finally launch the game. My mind is incapable of even seeing anything on the app other than the Play button.  
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News Comments > Spector Calls Out Carmack & Sweeney
20. Re: Spector Calls Out Carmack & Sweeney Aug 16, 2012, 16:55 Dmitri_M
 
But gibbing someone doesn't require non-combat ai. And that's all I ever wanted to do with games.  
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News Comments > Half-Life 3 at gamescom Denied
47. Re: Half-Life 3 at gamescom Denied Aug 15, 2012, 09:56 Dmitri_M
 
zombiefan wrote on Aug 14, 2012, 11:13:
Yeah, and bundle Left For Dead 3 in there as well. Along with Team Fortress 3. Call it the 3-pack!
Maybe they can bundle some of those Team Fortress skin packs on the DVD they certainly spend a lot of time on those.
 
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News Comments > Big Sleeping Dogs DLC Plans
14. Re: Big Sleeping Dogs DLC Plans Aug 14, 2012, 17:04 Dmitri_M
 
Windows 7 is excellent. Move on from XP.  
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News Comments > Dead Space 3 February Dates Narrowed
7. Re: Dead Space 3 February Dates Narrowed Aug 14, 2012, 17:03 Dmitri_M
 
necrosis wrote on Aug 14, 2012, 15:11:
Frijoles wrote on Aug 14, 2012, 11:59:
Day 1 purchase if they don't include Origin. I know, wishful thinking.
People would dare to day 1 this after their pathetic release of the first game on PC?
You can't edit an ini file? Bad ports suck. PC users who can't edit an ini file to fix mouse lag - Suck just as much.
 
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News Comments > On Sale
15. Re: On Sale Aug 11, 2012, 14:40 Dmitri_M
 
PHJF wrote on Aug 10, 2012, 21:38:

It's a mediocre game, but you can get F.E.A.R. 3 from GMG today (Friday) for ~$3 with the coupon and daily sale...

After wasting $50 on FEAR2, $3 is about what I feel comfortable with.
It's peculiar how people will say "I'll wait until it reaches a certain level before I buy X average to bad game". Why buy it at all? Gotta have everything?
 
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