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Signed On Oct 18, 2005, 19:08
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News Comments > Space Marine MIA from U.K. Steam
3. Re: Space Marine MIA from U.K. Steam Sep 9, 2011, 20:59 Theo
 
not the first time, steam fucking sucks. brink was missing for 2 months. given it was a british dev, and lots of the ET community is from the uk, that massivly hurt then game and community on PC.

 
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News Comments > Batman: Arkham City Still Using GFWL
6. Re: Batman: Arkham City Still Using GFWL Aug 30, 2011, 10:42 Theo
 
I have litterally *NEVER* had a issue with GFWL - dont get me wrong its a bit annoying, but functionality wise its never "broken" on me. Guess i am just lucky.

will be getting on the pc, and will be happy that its counting to my gamerscore on my xbox.

 
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News Comments > Steve Jobs Resigns
55. Re: Steve Jobs Resigns Aug 25, 2011, 10:03 Theo
 
Dmitri_M wrote on Aug 25, 2011, 03:04:
Apple develops Fisher Price tech products for people with disposable incomes.

As a person who is into computer hardware and technology I've never paid them much attention to them. "Tech journalists" seem to lavish a disportionate amount of column space to a company that is better at aesthetic product design and doesn't impact anyone who is seriously into hardware, or a poweruser.

Not sure how to take this, let me put another spin on it.

Ive been in computing for 20 years now, working professionally. I am a "proper" techie. 10 years ago i was the sort of guy that spent time on my linux boxes at home, setting up dual boot etc so i could still game. In other words a poweruser.

Now i am approaching my 40's and i really cant be bothered as much as i used to. To say i am clown who dosent know what i am talking about would be wrong; i know more than your average joe, and more than most so called "powerusers" - that said i love my iphone.

It just works, and unlike my wifes HTC/droid handset, it has a clean efficent UI that doesnt look like it was designed by a 90's KDE developer (read someone who was designing a UI with no UI design skills).

i see what your saying, but for me as i have got older i have come to appreciate products that "just work" - despite the fact i really know what i am doing.

This is after all a phone, i really dont want to play with my phone, i want it to be feature rich, and for it to just work.

 
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News Comments > John Carmack on RAGE
31. Re: John Carmack on RAGE Aug 22, 2011, 10:46 Theo
 
RollinThundr wrote on Aug 21, 2011, 22:54:
Bhruic wrote on Aug 21, 2011, 21:43:
LOL this post can't be for real. At least Carmack actually ships product, which is more than I can say for Valve, how long did TF2 take? HL2? Episode 3? yeah whatever.

Um, when's the last time id released a game? How long until the time before that? Unless you count the iPhone releases, their last "game" was Quake Live, which was just a browser based Q3A. Their last actual game was Doom 3, which came out in 2004.

Valve has released at least a game a year for the past 4 years. They are definitely doing better on that front than id is.

I meant in the sense that they don't take 10 years a project, while making shit tons of money off of selling other people's games on Steam. Bad analogy I suppose but still. Fuck Gabe and his fat cheeseburger loving ass.

how many of the games valve released since HL2 have been there own internally developed IP?
 
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News Comments > RAGE Using Steamworks
14. Re: RAGE Using Steamworks Aug 13, 2011, 04:15 Theo
 
CannibalBob wrote on Aug 13, 2011, 02:42:
Excellent! I'm glad they wisened up and decided to use Steamworks instead of GFWL.

bet it ends up a mess in the multiplayer in that case, as Id said its going to be p2p and steamworks's use of upnp is shockingly bad - get ready to start mapping ports on your routers.

3 days after release (when people have finished the single player), there is gonna be a bunch of "mutli player connectivity issues" id put money on it and people will bitch about it.

hope i am wrong and they have put something propriatry in the game to handle the connections in and out via upnp.
 
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News Comments > Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Announced
1. Re: Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Announced Aug 12, 2011, 13:11 Theo
 
Another valve release that is a no-imagination thing. least i like CS tho,  
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News Comments > Quoteworthy - id's Tim Willits on Always-on Gaming
171. Re: Quoteworthy - id's Tim Willits on Always-on Gaming Aug 11, 2011, 11:31 Theo
 
Prez wrote on Aug 11, 2011, 10:54:
Oh, absolutely. I have no doubt that D3 will be up to the typical Blizzard standard of excellence, which is in my opinion unquestionable. Which is why I find this so depressing.

Totally fair comment, in a way i kinda wish i had your moral stance; I really dissagree with so much of what is going on, but i really want to play the games and dont have the moral strenght to not buy, and i will never pirate, i will ether decide to support it (worts aside) or not. (but now i am derailing the topic, so ill shush).

 
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News Comments > Quoteworthy - id's Tim Willits on Always-on Gaming
159. Re: Quoteworthy - id's Tim Willits on Always-on Gaming Aug 11, 2011, 05:35 Theo
 
Prez wrote on Aug 10, 2011, 19:29:
For anyone not a trolling retard, it should be easy to understand that I don't play MMO's for the same reason. I want a game that is there to be played when I'm ready to play it, whether it's 2 years or 2 decades from now.

The Hobbit was written 8 decades ago, and I can still read it. Citizen Kane was filmed 7 decades ago and I can still watch it. I don't think it's unreasonable at all, retards opinions be damned, for me to expect to be able to play a favorite game a similar amount of time in the future. GOG ensures that I can. Blizzard now is ensuring that sooner or later, I won't be able to.

Thus I will support GOG and abandon Blizzard. Simple.

This is a fair arguement and totally your choice, but *you* do have to accept that whilst this your choice of criteria means you won't play those games - its does not make them bad gameplay experiances and from a pure gameplay standpoint they should be judged on the gameplay and its merits.

I am not saying you are guilty of this, but lots in this topic are; there is a distinction between making a moral stand and judging a game based on its gameplay experiance.

 
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News Comments > Runic on Diablo III vs. Torchlight 2 RMTs and DRM
16. Re: Runic on Diablo III vs. Torchlight 2 RMTs and DRM Aug 11, 2011, 05:22 Theo
 
Acleacius wrote on Aug 11, 2011, 04:36:
Activision knows how to shake players down, not only that, they willing and eagerly do it.

you get a million cool points for using the words "shake down" Mr Soprano ;-) /grin
 
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News Comments > Quoteworthy - id's Tim Willits on Always-on Gaming
115. Re: Quoteworthy - id's Tim Willits on Always-on Gaming Aug 10, 2011, 17:07 Theo
 
jsmith wrote on Aug 10, 2011, 16:53:
Thelemite wrote on Aug 10, 2011, 16:42:
...The seeds were planted years ago with Steam....

Except Steam allows for offline mode with zero issue. The company that has attempted to pioneer this Always-on DRM was Ubisoft, where there is no option to play off line. Steam did nothing more than allow users to keep their games library in an organized environment, easy access to purchasing games, friend's access via chat or voice, convenient backup options, and allow developers cloud support with Steamworks.

Again, unless the game requires an internet connection and directly hooked to Steam in some way, you do not have to be in online mode to use Steam.

try telling that to the poor sap that bought boxed HL2 with no internet and tried to play it.
 
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News Comments > No Battlefield 3 on Steam
2. Re: No Battlefield 3 on Steam Aug 6, 2011, 12:50 Theo
 
Xirix wrote on Aug 6, 2011, 12:45:
Damn..I really like Steam.

About time that people realised that valve are the google of gaming. Very uncool people.
 
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News Comments > Activision Financials, Diablo III Beta This Quarter
35. Re: Activision Financials, Diablo III Beta This Quarter Aug 5, 2011, 06:14 Theo
 
Verno wrote on Aug 4, 2011, 10:07:
You can't give people easy mode raiding and expect them to automatically like a much harder difficulty, particularly that demographic of gamer.

Interesting (not that i am disagreing with you) I was in the demographic that actaully returned when i heard that grouping was not easy mode anymore. weird eh?

 
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News Comments > Activision Financials, Diablo III Beta This Quarter
20. Re: Activision Financials, Diablo III Beta This Quarter Aug 4, 2011, 08:34 Theo
 
Most MMO companys would give there left legs to be as "niche" as blizzard are heading, this game would be profitable with 1 million subs @ this point.

Also, mmo subs usually go down by at least 20% over the summer months, so thats part of it. (not saying they will go back up, as you have all pointed out there are a lot of nice looking games on the way).

its not as bad as it seems however.

 
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News Comments > 15 Million League of Legends Registrations
18. Re: 15 Million League of Legends Registrations Jul 27, 2011, 09:00 Theo
 
xXBatmanXx wrote on Jul 26, 2011, 16:04:
Just because someone doesn't like a game doesn't make them "terribad at games". I gurantee you I would suck at the game, as it holds zero interest to me, but there are numerous games that I do very well in....so not sure how that is a correlation.

I think to be honest mate, the dude got flamed when he attempted to say diabllo wasnt a click fest. That was possibly the daftest comment i have heard in years.

LoL , HoN, DotA, even demigod all have really harsh communitys. its a shame because the game is great fun with mates.

 
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News Comments > EVE Online Microtransaction Uproar
11. Re: EVE Online Microtransaction Uproar Jun 25, 2011, 06:03 Theo
 
the problem is this is as follows.

1. when you sell a plex for in game isk currently that isk is not "spawned" it is not put in the economy; the isk that buys the "plex" (or game time) is made from in game actions IE you can buy game time from another player buy mining or missioning more. no ISK is artifically put in to the system; it is just artifically moved around.

the players have always been cool with that concept.

the micro transaction store as it stands A) is a rip off (in game eye piece costs more than a triple A game) REALLY.

Secondary is the leaked document that suggests game play items will be spawned by the company for cash. EvE's economy is brilliant, this will fuck it right up.

other issues that arnt covered in this story properly are the introduction of the "walking on stations" feature that is now mandatory and is only 1 room you can view your guy in and perform the old fucntions that you used to be able to with the client.

its been really poorly recieved and is mandatory to use when we were promised it wouldnt be. In effect its mandatory cause they want us all Beta testing there tech for world of darkness.

I have pretty much been a eve player since day 1. all 3 of my eve accounts got canned lastnight CPP lost it, and the dev blog they wrote to address the issues was a huge FU to the whole people.

i hope the player base throws them to the wolves.


 
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News Comments > Anarchy Online 10th Anniversary
6. Re: Anarchy Online 10th Anniversary Jun 24, 2011, 03:33 Theo
 
Visual make over is still ongoing, they must have like 1 dude working it. tbh; i loved AO and still love it to this day (i tend to still play once every 6 months or so for a month and then unsubb again); nothing is quiet like it tho; especially the system for equipping items (this is the only game where you can build a true "twink")

screw funcom for secret world and aoc; they should have build AO2.


 
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News Comments > Batman: Arkham City & GFWL
41. Re: Batman: Arkham City & GFWL Jun 17, 2011, 09:29 Theo
 
I actually ended up buying the last game 2 times once on steam ; once on the 360; dont ask me why the 360 version was a cheap bargin bin thing; played it on both platforms. Your right about the visuals of course; but i am one of those guys that doesnt stress 2 much about the prettys as long as the game play is good.

(not to say i dont appreicate nice prettys, its just not important as long as the game does not look like shit).

out of interest - how long a hdmi can ya use? ;-)



 
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News Comments > Batman: Arkham City & GFWL
38. Re: Batman: Arkham City & GFWL Jun 17, 2011, 09:12 Theo
 
StingingVelvet wrote on Jun 17, 2011, 04:18:
Theo wrote on Jun 17, 2011, 03:26:
Ill prolly buy on the xbox anyhow ; given my TV is fucking huge and my PCs monitor is only small. (well its not its a 30', but no place near as big as my TV).

My 28" monitor is much larger than my 44" television because of how close I sit to it. I hook my PC up to my TV sometimes and though the screen is bigger the image is like SOOO much smaller. Maybe you have a lot bigger TV though. Still, if you have some massive television it would probably be better to hook a high-res PC version up to it rather than blowing up the Xbox's 720p or sub-720p that large.

TV is 55; to be honest i really dont think the quality of the game is worse on PC or 360, its largely the same (certainly was that way with the last one); therefore ill end up getting it on the xbox.

If it was a multi platform shooter (like rage) id be getting it on the PC obviously. I just think its one of those games that i prefer on a console.

besides i am allowed to smoke in the TV room, not the computer room (its in the bed room).

/Theo

 
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News Comments > Batman: Arkham City & GFWL
24. Re: Batman: Arkham City & GFWL Jun 17, 2011, 03:26 Theo
 
I really wish everyone else's experiance of GFWL was the same as mine; IE login and go. Creston for example is having massive issues logging in , i have NEVER had that kinda issue with any GFWL title.

dont get me wrong i dont like it as a service, but i have been lucky enough to never have any issues that stop me playing. It also means i boost up my gamer score on the xbox (totalG is both platforms).

Ill prolly buy on the xbox anyhow ; given my TV is fucking huge and my PCs monitor is only small. (well its not its a 30', but no place near as big as my TV).

PS: people with wireless xbox controllers, there is a wireless reciever you can still pick up (dont think its made anymore, but you can still find stock) ; means you can use your existing xbox pads on your pc - well worth it given the xbox controller is most likely the best controller on a windows box.

/Theo
 
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News Comments > Bethesda Hacked
17. Re: Bethesda Hacked Jun 14, 2011, 03:54 Theo
 
starmonkey wrote on Jun 14, 2011, 03:29:
Frijoles wrote on Jun 13, 2011, 23:21:
If I can figure it out in 15 minutes for my own website, surely they can.

Are you encrypting your passwords with MD5? If so, your site is susceptible to a rainbow tables attack.

If not, and you're using something like salted SHA-1 - gold star for you!

Its more appropriate to call both those 2 cryptographic hash functions. not really encryption on their own. SHA-1 also whilst safer than md5 is by no means perfect.



 
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