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News Comments > Ships Ahoy - DiRT 3
2. Re: kez@thesafehouse.org May 24, 2011, 23:31 LittleMe
 
Kezzek wrote on May 24, 2011, 22:52:
I'm having a blast with this so far!

I'm having a blast also. Just played some BF2:PR mod!!

 
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News Comments > Modern Warfare 3 November Date Confirmed
7. Re: Modern Warfare 3 November Date Confirmed May 24, 2011, 18:47 LittleMe
 
tuddies wrote on May 24, 2011, 16:48:
BF2 > MW3

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News Comments > Ghost Recon Online Announced
6. Re: Ghost Recon Online Announced May 24, 2011, 14:23 LittleMe
 
Invisibility? Arg...  
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News Comments > Gold - Duke Nukem Forever
2. Re: Gold - Duke Nukem Forever May 24, 2011, 11:57 LittleMe
 
Wooooooooooooooooow. They should have announced this on May 21st, Judgement Day!  
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News Comments > Frozen Synapse on Thursday
1. Re: Frozen Synapse on Thursday May 24, 2011, 11:10 LittleMe
 
Looks like a good game. Gameplay vids:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fOTi0T0CEV4
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lIQifwjPhzQ
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gJqR6lh0t10
 
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News Comments > Dead Island Trailer
28. Re: Dead Island Trailer May 23, 2011, 19:33 LittleMe
 
Reminds me not just of Far Cry 2 but also Fallout 3 and L4D2, but the actual gameplay is more like Fallout 3. I like the idea of minimizing the firearms but would also like a game mode where there are lots of them. If the game is modable, that will be lots of fun to see what is done with it.  
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News Comments > U.K. Sales Figures
3. Re: U.K. Sales Figures May 23, 2011, 18:38 LittleMe
 
nin wrote on May 23, 2011, 14:02:
Looking like a great year for gaming, with T2, Batman, and maybe even Diablo 3 this fall...

Yeah, pretty good year! BF3 also.

 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
1. North Carolina governor refuses to block anti-muni broadband law. May 23, 2011, 10:57 LittleMe
 
Yeah don't outlaw it. That's just the other extreme.

 
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News Comments > Sunday Metaverse
9. Re: U.S. lagging in broadband adoption, speed: FCC report May 23, 2011, 00:38 LittleMe
 
Pumas wrote on May 22, 2011, 21:27:
We were already lagging behind...for the same reason I mentioned...BEFORE the economy took a dump.

Yes I think we both agree the duopoly is often harming broadband deployment by restricting competition. But still, the bearish economy is, imo, an important part of it in the past few years.

Pumas wrote on May 22, 2011, 21:27:
The ISPs seem to want slow final mile so that they can blame network congestion for their shaping and usage policies. AKA, they make more money without spending anything on infrastructure. The ISPs refuse to do so because they have no competition to push them forward.

Yes well I've been posting here on BN forums for over a year for people like you and I to demand of their local governments to seriously consider not renewing their franchise agreements and to advocate for a much more open or free market for Internet service. As an alternative, local governments should at the very least be heavily restricting/regulating the sort of shaping/filtering policies that any sanctioned franchise like Verizon or Comcast can do. Since they have market exclusivity agreements, they should not have total freedom with their own network to inhibit customer traffic flow for commercial reasons.

 
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News Comments > Sunday Metaverse
8. Re: U.S. lagging in broadband adoption, speed: FCC report May 23, 2011, 00:28 LittleMe
 
at least if the service is as bad the price will be much more fair.

Service quality would vary from locality to locality if municipal broadband takes hold in the country, but I believe overall it would be noticeably worse than with what we have now.

Cutter wrote on May 22, 2011, 23:54:
Indeed, Littleme you're not naieve enough to believe you live in a free-market, capatalistic society do you? In a capitalist society you get the best service for the lowest price. So seeing as that isn't the case the government may as well take care of it

I realize this. But the answer is complicated. I don't think our corporate socialist economic system justifies or rationalizes a state or local government takeover of the Internet. But I do think that would be better than a federal takeover.

Sepharo that's a valid point. I believe it would hurt competition because they would be taxpayer subsidized and would be able to undercut the market. The Japanese did this in the 70s & 80s with TVs & VCRs to destroy their US competition and were convicted of it. It's not only a question of being fair. It's also a question that Internet use should be payed for completely by the user, not the taxpayer. Often I see people on the Internet get excited for what I see is a "free ride" on the taxpayer so they can download lots of pr0n, music, games, etc...

I can tell you all first hand that governments view Internet security as a matter for law enforcement, and not in the way a private company does (being secure in the first place). Governments too often don't care to run a secure network. Really, the problems with municipal Internet are many and I really and truly believe that they are not up to the task, especially in the long run because governments are slow to change and the Internet is constantly changing and growing so fast.

I do agree that it is constitutional for local governments to offer so my argument is on the principle of municipal Internet probably being a bad idea, not legal grounds.

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News Comments > Sunday Metaverse
3. Re: U.S. lagging in broadband adoption, speed: FCC report May 22, 2011, 20:41 LittleMe
 
Pumas wrote on May 22, 2011, 17:06:
Why would they upgrade when there's no competition to take away their business and they can stifle competition such as towns rolling out their own fiber?

Trading one monopoly for another is the worst sort of competition. 'Community broadband' is monopolistic and anti-competitive and will also hurt Internet investment.

But please don't blame the crashed economy due to failed central economic planning by the Fed. Bubble economics from artificially low interest rates, bailouts and politically motivated stimulus spending take away from investment in things like broadband investments. These are more likely the real causes of our falling behind other countries. That, and the duopoly which curtails competition as well.

The FCC will continue to spit out propaganda like this so they can expand their authority across the Internet. Problem, reaction, solution.

 
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News Comments > ARMA 3 Specs
3. Re: ARMA 3 Specs May 21, 2011, 00:04 LittleMe
 
CPU - Intel Core i5 or AMD Athlon Phenom X4 or faster

Estimated i5 or faster? Whoa, that's extreme for a minimum. Must be the estimated recommended specs. Will be a first for DX10 in ArmA series. Not sure I will buy it. Didn't like A2.

 
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News Comments > Op Ed
14. IGN - Dragon Age II and the Decline of the Old-school RPG. May 20, 2011, 15:00 LittleMe
 
I'm not going to read the article but the quote stinks of game industry propaganda. Corporations try to steer industry trends with junk like this. It's nonsensical drivel. It's cheaper to tell you what you want, instead of fronting the extra costs to actually make you what you want.

 
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News Comments > Crysis 2 Map Pack Released
7. Re: Crysis 2 Map Pack Released May 18, 2011, 03:24 LittleMe
 
DangerDog wrote on May 17, 2011, 23:02:
Crysis 2 multiplayer was already on deathwatch, this just puts a huge stake through it's heart.

http://www.gametracker.com/search/crysis2/US/?sort=c_numplayers&order=DESC

Wow so soon. Crytek has only themselves to blame for this. Someone said deathwatch they thought they said deathmatch and then cheered.

 
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
2. Re: Evening Metaverse May 17, 2011, 21:51 LittleMe
 
Prez wrote on May 17, 2011, 21:42:
Netflix Passes Piracy in U.S. Net Traffic

It's amazing what happens when business embraces new technology rather than fight to hamstring it while they cling to outdated business models. It's shocking. Shocking I tell you!

History repeating itself. The railroads resisted the auto industry with some dirty tricks. Just one example of thousands.

 
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News Comments > Ships Ahoy - The Witcher 2
13. Re: Ships Ahoy - The Witcher 2 May 17, 2011, 15:08 LittleMe
 
Quboid wrote on May 17, 2011, 15:06:
Thanks for the feedback. I enjoyed Witcher 1, but I didn't actually play much of it because I was short of time and, shamefully, I got sick of walking slowly everywhere. Is there faster movement in W2?

Check out the youtube gameplay vids. Sort by date added.. He can run, but it's not super fast running.
 
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News Comments > SOE MMOGs Back Online
11. Re: SOE MMOGs Back Online May 16, 2011, 14:17 LittleMe
 
To thank you all for your patience and understanding,

Understanding? For running a service that had wide-open security holes that was an open invitation to bring your service to its knees?
 
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News Comments > Guild Wars 2 Interview
3. Re: Guild Wars 2 Interview May 15, 2011, 22:57 LittleMe
 
Bucky wrote on May 15, 2011, 21:52:
What makes it even worse is knowing that we probably won't see it until 2012.

Six months ago wasn't the estimated release May 2011? I see wiki has it as TBA now.
 
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News Comments > Chivalry: Medieval Warfare Melee Trailer
1. Re: Chivalry: Medieval Warfare Melee Trailer May 15, 2011, 22:52 LittleMe
 
Reminds me of Dungeon Master from 1987/88 where we had different attacks, and even attacks based on the weapon type. Bash/slash/thrust, etc.. Finally after 23 years it's being rediscovered.

 
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News Comments > Saturday Metaverse
6. Re: Saturday Metaverse May 15, 2011, 03:16 LittleMe
 
xXBatmanXx wrote on May 15, 2011, 01:59:
The larger problem is that in 99% of metro areas there is only 1 option for broadband. I don't consider DSL broadband.

Not only that, but it's a government mandate. I'm not too informed with the Canadian system but if it's like it is down here, then in my opinion, these laws are woefully outdated. They might have been necessary in the 1960's and 1970's, but no more. It's a dinosaur and it should mostly be eliminated but now it's the status-quo.

That's one of the big problems with using government to solve problems. It's very difficult to change or adapt to an ever-changing world. That's especially true with technology. That's why I think further regulation is a very bad idea. It just locks things into place when what we need is flexibility. Government is the antithesis of flexible. Governments like perpetuity and inflexible laws and they think and act as if they know what's best for many decades. That's the problem right there.

 
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