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Signed On Aug 16, 2005, 21:56
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News Comments > Op Ed
1. Re: Op Ed Jan 4, 2009, 13:35 ldonyo
 
Abused behaviors should not be labeled as 'addictions'. They are behaviors that have become compulsions, which already have their own category. 'Addiction' is a word that is typically used for shock value, not because it is appropriate.  
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News Comments > JT and the Supreme Court
4. Re: JT and the Supreme Court Jan 4, 2009, 13:29 ldonyo
 
If all of the gay porn images he has submitted in various lawsuits are included with any filing he makes, he is sure to have his case heard, decided and a decision published all in the same afternoon. Of course, he won't like the results as it will probably mean that he gets to have a nice, quiet stay in a rubber room.

SCOTUS - Supreme Court of the United States.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
8. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 4, 2009, 11:38 ldonyo
 
Once upon a time, Kathy Griffin was funny. That time has long since passed. Now she is just another bitter woman spewing vitriol and rage, clinging to some desperate hope that she might become popular.  
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News Comments > Metaverse
3. Re: Metaverse Jan 4, 2009, 11:31 ldonyo
 
Album sales are down because individual song sales are through the roof. Why buy an entire album if you really only want a couple of songs? Overall music sales rose, something the RIAA will never point out. They'll only point to the decline in album sales and cry foul.  
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News Comments > Unofficial Arcanum Patch
24. Re: Unofficial Arcanum Patch Jan 1, 2009, 11:04 ldonyo
 
I've been working through my 'games I never finished' list over the last year and this news puts Arcanum at the top of my 'games to play after finishing Fallout 3' list.  
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News Comments > Op Ed
3. Re: Rahul Sood Weblog Dec 25, 2008, 19:02 ldonyo
 
High-end gaming PCs have always been a niche market, be they complete PCs or individual components. That isn't going to change. There will still be people that feel they must have a super-computer to game on and there will be the rest of us.

Articles like this are why I never bothered to renew my subscription to CPU after their first year. The articles remind me of silk flowers. They look good at first, but their artificial and substance-less nature becomes quite apparent once you take a good look at them.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
22. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 19, 2008, 19:08 ldonyo
 
Maybe the Dog Whisperer can help you out, Blue.  
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
9. Re: Home on PS3 Dec 17, 2008, 20:29 ldonyo
 
Didn't take long for Home to get hacked, did it?  
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News Comments > Op Ed
2. Re: PC Game Piracy Examined Dec 13, 2008, 15:22 ldonyo
 
The only issue I have with the article is that the piracy numbers published by the various software groups are used as gospel, even though it has been demonstrated time and again that the formulas used to create these numbers are seriously and fatally flawed. I'm not saying there is not any piracy, that would be foolish. I'm saying that the piracy rates are not what the software groups would like you to believe, not by a long shot.  
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News Comments > On Console Patch Costs
11. Re: On Console Patch Costs Dec 12, 2008, 10:26 ldonyo
 
Other than the payment to the console maker (and what kind of nonsense is that?) to deploy the patch, this is no different than patching any other kind of software, at least in theory.  
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News Comments > Dragon Age: Origins Trailer
2. Re: Dragon Age: Origins Trailer Dec 12, 2008, 10:17 ldonyo
 
Ooooh, pretty.

And thus is the hype cycle continued. I've been waiting for this game for a couple of years already, so I am interested in any new information that comes out about it. I am not interested in seeing a bunch of 'gameplay' movies that tell me nothing new about the game.

I hate this part of the PR cycle in game development. There will probably be a trailer a month until six months before release. Then there will be a trailer every other week until six weeks before release. The final push will see a trailer a week until release. Then the patch announcements start...
 
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News Comments > Gaming Versus Antivirus Software
4. Re: Gaming Versus Antivirus Software Dec 12, 2008, 10:09 ldonyo
 
I have never bothered to turn off AV while gaming. Given the number of games that require at least a temporary Internet connection, turning off AV while gaming seems to be an unnecessary risk. It's only a matter of time before someone plants a virus in WoW, Windows LIVE or some other online gaming network. If your AV is turned off for gaming, you're toast.  
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
1. Re: Evening Tech Bits Dec 9, 2008, 20:08 ldonyo
 
The economy worldwide is dismal. Major retailers are filing for bancruptcy, laying people off and/or closing stores. Unemployment is growing by leaps and bounds across all employment sectors. What will Nvidia do? Release a brand new video card that no one can afford! Now that's sound marketing... NOT!  
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News Comments > Cryptic on the Atari Purchase
1. Re: Cryptic on the Atari Purchase Dec 9, 2008, 20:04 ldonyo
 
Isn't Atari close to being flat broke?  
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News Comments > Gore SE Ad Offer
1. Re: Gore SE Ad Offer Dec 3, 2008, 11:18 ldonyo
 
'Mature' shooter? If by mature they mean old, then yes, Gore is a mature shooter.  
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News Comments > EA Acquires J2M
2. Re: EA Acquires J2M Dec 3, 2008, 11:16 ldonyo
 
What is EA using for money?  
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News Comments > Safety Dance
1. Re: Safety Dance Dec 2, 2008, 20:15 ldonyo
 
Isn't Norton Antivirus for Gamers something like AVG or NOD32?  
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News Comments > Op Ed
1. Re: Op Ed Nov 28, 2008, 17:15 ldonyo
 
Better question: What is Edge Online good for? Read their review of Fallout 3 and see just how out of touch they are with the game they're reviewing. The review complains about the PipBoy's appearance, for crying out loud. The reviewers (the author is listed as Edge Staff, so I guess they all share the blame) totally miss the premise of the world of Fallout. It's like they loaded the game expecting Unreal or Quake, rather than the game shown on the box.

Is Fallout 3 perfect? No, especially the ported PC version and its lack of customizable controls. Hopefully, G.E.C.K. will allow someone to fix that.
 
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
1. Re: Evening Tech Bits Nov 26, 2008, 19:33 ldonyo
 
This isn't really on topic, but here goes anyway.

At what point did game designers decide that needing a supercomputer to run their games was a selling point? Seriously, how hard would it be to design a game to run well on an average system and then make it a completely awesome experience for those that actually have the latest and greatest hardware (for this month, anyway)? The fact that every AAA title published for the PC over the last five years has had some type of 'tweak guide' written for it really should be a clue to someone with decision-making authority in at least one developer's headquarters somewhere.

I could be way off base here, but I'd never admit it.
 
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News Comments > Evening Consolidation
1. Re: Evening Consolidation Nov 26, 2008, 19:27 ldonyo
 
How many hours until there is a fix for the latest PS3 firmware update? I'm guessing less than 48, but it could be longer.  
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