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Real Name Monty Gonzales   
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Nickname FRAGaLOT
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Description Old fart gamer who's bitter. Gamespy sucks!
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Signed On Jan 23, 2000, 14:53
Total Comments 93 (Suspect)
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News Comments > Duke Nukem Screenshot
20. Re: Duke Nukem Screenshot Dec 1, 2009, 12:31 FRAGaLOT
 
No they AREN'T working on it and they hadn't for at least 9-10 years now. Especially now that 3DRealms is all but closed down. People have been born, lived, and DIED in this production cycle of DNF.

George is lying though his teeth and everyone laughs at him (and 3DRealms) as being the biggest douche bag in game development since John Romero! At least Romero actually RELEASED the games he worked on. But he hasn't done jack in the past 5 years, but at LEAST he hasn't been claiming he's working on anything new in that time, with nothing to show for.

Why do they continue to LIE about work on this game? Could it be the lawsuit from TakeTwo Interactive? so they keep saying they are working on it so they don't get sued to kingdom come, even though they are already a fish out of water.
 
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News Comments > Metaverse
1. Re: Metaverse Jul 10, 2009, 14:02 FRAGaLOT
 
why can't we just pull the plug on North Korea? Whoever is peering to N. Korea should just disconnect those bastards.
 
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News Comments > Dexter Game Planned
12. Dexter! Mar 4, 2008, 23:42 FRAGaLOT
 
I'd rather see a video game based on Cartoon Network's "Dexter's Lab." Where I can run around with an east European sounding accent saying "you're all Stoooopid!"

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News Comments > THQ Director Blames Piracy for Iron Lore Closure
111. Re: This was almost believeable... Mar 4, 2008, 23:40 FRAGaLOT
 
Michael Fitch is a douchebag. I never even heard of this company nor any of it's games, assuming any were developed. Maybe the reason this company folded was simply because it SUCKED?

Blaming piracy, for crashing their servers? What a fucking retard.
 
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News Comments > UK Bank Bans WoW Transactions
8. Re: No subject Feb 19, 2008, 18:11 FRAGaLOT
 
This isn't anything new. UK banks are always banning what they see with online MMOs like Second Life, WoW, UO, because there's far too much fraud going on online. Some of these companies have to have presence in the UK (as Linden Labs did) in order to support their UK user base, and get paid by them.  
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News Comments > Kart Attack Revealed
6. No subject Dec 14, 2007, 07:34 FRAGaLOT
 
Boy I hope it's better than that gawd awful "yaris" game.  
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News Comments > Free Daikatana
20. Whoa Dec 6, 2007, 00:38 FRAGaLOT
 
Damn I have this CD somewhere, never finnished it, barely remember it other than it using the good old Quake Engine. I recall the update patcher took HOURS to modify the WAD files. And I didn't understand why it had to modify your existing WAD files when the nature of WAD files let you update the game by simply adding NEW WAD files that override any existing files within older WAD files.


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News Comments > Gears of War and Windows LIVE Issue
12. Dead Nov 7, 2007, 15:43 FRAGaLOT
 
This is why PC gaming is dying; too much bullshit. You got stupid copy protection that ends up screwing your PC over, or loading some root kit into your system.

Once you buy a PC game it's value is zero, you can't trade it. No video game shop will accept PC games for trade because of the pirating issue, yet they accept DVD movies which are far easier to copy.

GoW is a good game but it's an old game, and everyone's already played it over a year ago on the Xbox 360. No one really gives a shit about the problems playing this on Vista. Vista sucks ass anyway.

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News Comments > Newell: Vista-Only DX10 "A Mistake"
41. No subject Aug 28, 2007, 19:46 FRAGaLOT
 
It's moot since 10.1 renders all existing DX10 video cards useless. And my Guitar Hero for the 360 works fine with windows. Why is Gabe talking about lack of input devices when basically anything that works on the 360 works on Windows also?

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News Comments > Piracy versus PC Gaming
261. Yar! Mar 11, 2007, 05:53 FRAGaLOT
 
The last PC game I bought was Supreme Commander. I tried FOR EVER to get a friggin DEMO of this game before I went out to buy it. I really wanted to try it but ALL of these gamer download sites are such a pain in the ass to use. After you click on about a half dozen links, THEN you can start it's trickle download after waiting "in line" for a half hour.

Fileplanet, filemirrors.com.. etc all are so cumbersome to use, when just downloading something LEGAL, as opposed to using Bit Torrent, or gnutila (limewire, bareshare, etc) to get it much faster. Hell I tried to use bit-torrent to download the SupCom demo and it was a BAD FILE! What a waste of time.

Also to touch on another point I just read. You can't return opened PC games, due to piracy. But every other forms of media, which is EXTREMELY much easier to make copies of (DVDs, CDs) can be freely returned for a refund even if it's been opend and used. And guess what it's not hard to copy console games too!

But there is a trick to returning PC games. You can often get it exchanged for a new copy of it, which will be unopened. Then just return that new unopened copy for a refund!



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News Comments > Piracy versus PC Gaming
260. No subject Mar 11, 2007, 05:43 FRAGaLOT
 
Cliffski said:
As someone who runs a games company and sees the figures, I think I'm in a better position to know the answer to that than some self-justifying kid posting all day on a messgebaoard about hwo its fine to steal.
Funny how everyone pretends to be an economics expert on an industry they have never worked in, if it lets them justify theft.
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It doesn't take a freaking rocket scientist to realize you're not hurting when someone pirates a game. Cliff, I don't see you on dialup on a 486 PC running DOOM at home, because all us "kids" had stole your recent game and put you in the poor house.

Aside from the legality of piracy, you're NOT hurting Cliffy when someone pirates a game you've made. You're not laying off workers, you're not ass-kissing your CEOs, it's not even money you were going to EARN anyway since these kids have no money in the first place.

You people pull these "millions in losses" out of your ass anyway. You never explain how you even GOT those numbers, you just claim an educated guess. Nor do you actually explain to anyone how it is hurting the industry. After all, and as you have said, we AREN'T in your business industry and we are obvious ignorant about it. So rather than calling us stupid kids and acting like a jerk cliffy, why not enlighten us instead?

Be thankful the video gaming industry isn't run like the recording industry where the RIAA is screwing over their artists giving them pennies for every CD sold. People have been pirating music since BEFORE the dawn of mp3s, and sales are still going up, the prices for CDs are still dropping (even got sued for price gouging CDs), yet CD sales is a small fraction of an artist's income. Yet there's even legal ways to listen to music free! (radio)

Why do you people have to sell these games at $50-$60? Do your overhead costs REALLY justify that price tag? Is it REALLY because of game piracy? When why aren't console games cheaper if you can't pirate console titles? (I know you can) But heck they are usually $10 more than the PC version of the same title.

However.. back to my main point of this thread. Game developers aren't HURTING from piracy. We could go at length as to the semantics of that last statement, but you know what I'm talking about so don't try rebut that point with bullsh1t.


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News Comments > Piracy versus PC Gaming
258. This is getting old Mar 11, 2007, 05:17 FRAGaLOT
 
I find it hypocritical as to how id software whines about them losing $3 billion when they have over $10 billion sitting in id's bank account.

I knew a lot of people who made copies of Doom back in the 90s, yet Carmack was able to buy sports cars from the sales of it.

Besides, console piracy is just as easy to do. If you REALLY knew how to use bit torrent you'll find tons of console game titles RIPPED from the retail discs all ready to be downloaded.

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News Comments > New DOOM 3 Commander Doom
1. What does this button do? Mar 11, 2007, 05:10 FRAGaLOT
 
I saw this mod before, and I still don't understand the point of it. All I can tell from this lame video is that you're in a small area shooting random monsters that spawn. The GUI that comes up makes no sense since it too BLURRY to read it. Anyone enlighten me as to why anyone cares about this mod?

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News Comments > Ships Ahoy - Supreme Commander
35. Love it Feb 24, 2007, 01:13 FRAGaLOT
 
I didn't realize there was a demo of this till about 3 days before I bought the game. I had a hell of a time trying to get a decent download of the demo, even bit torrent was useless. So I bought the game before I even tried out the demo.. I just gave up.

I'm extremely familiar with TA, so just about all the keyboard shortcuts work in SupCom. ALT-Z to select all units of the same type you have selected, and so forth. This is why a lot of you want to change the keyboard commands since you're so used to the other RTS games.

Yeah it is exactly like TA, but on a grander scale. And it supports two monitors if you have a dual-head set up. The 2nd screen is simply used as alternate field display, with separate zooming. So it's like having two cameras on the battle field.

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News Comments > New DOOM 3 Commander Doom
2. Re: Hmmm Feb 18, 2007, 04:27 FRAGaLOT
 
yes I didn't see the point in this at all. Looks like he's just teleporting to different points in the same map, that seem to be only 10 feet apart from each other. What exactly is he doing in that GUI that pops up? Where is the RTS in this game? What's so fun about being trapped in small map shooting random monsters ad nasuem?


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News Comments > Out of the Blue
38. 10 years Sep 21, 2006, 17:44 FRAGaLOT
 
Damn blue we are getting old now. I miss the days of Quakeworld betas we had online playing on private servers with the id boys. Remember how we'd get stuck on lifts as if our shoelaces were caught on it? Finding map bugs with American McGee, having DM sessions with Tim Willts, Redwood, sCary, the QuakeSpy team that I was appart of (pre GameSpy) and even with you too Blue!

Ah memories... so fun.


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News Comments > Battlezone II Patch
8. Sweet Aug 11, 2006, 17:31 FRAGaLOT
 
I still play this game every now and then. BZ2 did a really good job at combining FPS with RTS, and command any unit you wanted (assuming you could get to it, or vice versa). wow new maps too! I gotta reinstall this.

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News Comments > Thompson Watch™
30. Re: No subject Apr 17, 2006, 02:36 FRAGaLOT
 
I'm going to have to agree with the rest of them Hump. You're making blanket assumptions and stereo-types about *all* lawyers which is inherently a flawed argument. You shouldn't compare ALL lawyers to Jack Thompson, since he IS a special case in himself in many ways.

The fact that the Florida Bar Assoc could disbar Jack is evidence that not all lawyers aren't complete money grubbing jerks who want to keep screwing with the system so they can still make money regardless if their cases win or not... Like Jack Thompson.

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News Comments > Tomb Raider: Legend Demo
40. Re: No subject Apr 1, 2006, 13:50 FRAGaLOT
 
Found torrent! Works great, and Bit Torrent DOES NOT SUCK!

http://www.ausgamers.com/files/torrent/html/21680


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News Comments > Tomb Raider: Legend Demo
39. Re: No subject Apr 1, 2006, 13:46 FRAGaLOT
 
Okay please link to the torrent file for this demo. Thanks! I also tried filemirrors with some success, but was still too slow for me.

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