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Signed On Mar 25, 2006, 22:49
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News Comments > Quote of the Day
19. Re: Quote of the Day Mar 2, 2011, 15:47 ventry
ASeven wrote on Mar 2, 2011, 15:21:
comfortable financially.

Ahhhh! there's the rub. GREED.
They don't want to be "comfortable financially" they want to be "Bill Gates" rich. If they can't achieve that then it must be "piracy".
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News Comments > Why There's No Bulletstorm Co-op
6. Re: Why There's No Bulletstorm Co-op Feb 20, 2011, 16:05 ventry
I noticed that Bulletstorm is already available on the torrent sites for XB360 and PS3.
So, Cliffy is that the fault of the "nasty" PC pirates?
Are you now going to dump on the console world like you did the PC world?
Epic peaked at Unreal Tournament 1. Been all downhill since then.(my opinion only)
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News Comments > CliffyB on No PC Bulletstorm Demo
91. Re: CliffyB on No PC Bulletstorm Demo Jan 17, 2011, 18:34 ventry
ASJD wrote on Jan 17, 2011, 17:32:
Prez wrote on Jan 17, 2011, 16:20:
I would LOVE to see console gamers pirate this game to hell and back.

So bitter and childish. The faster game companies drop PC gaming altogether the better they'll be, financially.

Then there will be more of a market for developers who make games with INNOVATION and ORIGINAL IDEAS not the same re-hashed crap over and over.
"Epic announce the biggest news for PC gaming this century: Unreal Tournament 26." and if it doesn't sell it's those damn PC pirates fault GRRRRRR......
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News Comments > On Portal 2's Dropped Competitive Multiplayer
22. Re: On Portal 2's Dropped Competitive Multiplayer Aug 27, 2010, 20:45 ventry
elefunk wrote on Aug 27, 2010, 16:44:
I honestly don't give a shit about the competitive community! Team Fortress 2 is fucking fun, imagine that.

jack shiznit is right.
It was a smart business decision by Valve.
The reason you find it fun is because it ARTIFICIALLY makes you look better than you are.
You know... It strokes your ego.
I did purchase it in expectation of the next evolution of the TF lineage and WOW!!!!
What an abomination. I hate it with a passion.
Robin Walker and John Cook (fellow Australians) sold the soul of TF to the corporate entity.
As I said smart for business, totally devastating for what TF USED to be.
It is what it is.
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News Comments > Op Ed
30. Re: Op Ed Jul 31, 2010, 20:58 ventry
If you want to make money with PC games, accept piracy. You cannot have the one without the other. And surprisingly enough, you CAN make a lot of money with PC games. Ask Blizzard, ask Valve. Every single one of their games is being pirated back and forth and they make millions, because people see worth in these games and therefore pay for them. Make your games worth enough in the eyes of the customer and he will pay. The customer matters. Nothing else.

Couldn't have said it better.
Piracy has been around since the before the Commodore 64 days.
Game devs were making good money back then and they make BETTER money now.
The piracy debate from the devs side is nothing but GREED.
If they make thousands they want to make tens of thousands.
If they make tens of thousands they want to make hundreds thousands.
If they make hundreds of thousands they want to make millions.
Etc. Etc.
Nothing but corporate greed. Whatever they make will NEVER be enough.
The MPAA bitches about piracy yet the movie industry can afford to pay Daniel Radcliffe 50 MILLION for the new Harry Potter movie. Imagine how much better their bottom line would be if everyone who earns more than 3 million on a particular movie took a 50% pay cut.
That includes the "fat cat" suits at the top of the movie industry.
I could share 50 million around my direct family and closest friends and we would ALL live financially comfortable for the rest of our lives.
Sorry got side tracked.
The bottom line is GREED.
They (the devs) are mostly well off but, it's never enough.
How many Ferrari's does John Carmack own yet Quake (and others) was pirated to hell and back.
nuff said.
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News Comments > Valve on Steam Growth
23. Re: Valve on Steam Growth Jan 29, 2010, 19:00 ventry
Now you know why they are "reluctant" to conclude the half-life series.
Moneys just pouring in via Steam.
Why spend 3 to 5 years developing when you can "cookie cut" games with a 1 or 2 year dev cycle (i.e L4D, L4D2) or continue to add meaningless addons to existing games (i.e. TF2).
Can you imagine the mess TF2 is going to be in a year or 2?
It's a shame because when the focus becomes money you lose focus on what made you great in the first place.

Just my opinion. Please control fan boi rage.
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News Comments > On Duke Nukem's Future
8. Re: On Duke Nukem's Future Dec 26, 2009, 18:59 ventry
Hey Scott......
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News Comments > Thief 4 In "Good Shape"
16. Re: Thief 4 In "Good Shape" Nov 27, 2009, 17:42 ventry
I'll be all over this like melting butter.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
8. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 28, 2009, 17:08 ventry
The World Series kicks off tonight

Ah yes. The winner will be crowned "World Champs" in a competition that has only 2 countries competing in it.
It should be "North American Champs".

We recently had the Australian Football League grand final and the TV was interviewing one of the victorious players. At the end of the interview he turned to the camera and said with a wink "Guess that makes us the World Champs".
I almost busted a gut laughing.

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News Comments > Shattered Horizon System Requirements
29. Re: Shattered Horizon System Requirements Oct 22, 2009, 16:41 ventry
Only reason for me to use Windows is for games. No other reason. Everything else I want to do I can do on Linux for free.

Why use 2 operating systems when I can play games AND do everything else I want to do on one. Windows.
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News Comments > Wolfenstein Trailer
2. Re: Wolfenstein Trailer Aug 14, 2009, 19:58 ventry
Already available for the XBox360 on the torrent sites.
So, yeah. I can see how it's the PC that has a piracy problem.
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News Comments > Ubisoft's Anti-Piracy Plans
80. Re: Ubisoft's Anti-Piracy Jul 28, 2009, 18:59 ventry
DRM never worked before. Won't work now.
The very nature of the PC prevents it.
I couldn't care less if the whinin' devs/publishers leave the PC platform as that will clear room for someone with real passion for their game to do well.
There will always be a customer base for PC games so, let these greedy corporate shmucks leave so some one else can have a go.
Start-up devs with vision and passion usually make the best games.
Once money and profit are the prime motivators the product is as good as dead.
Epic are a prime example of this.
The PC platform gave them ALL they have now.
All they did is rehash the same game over and over.
Give it a new lick of paint and pump it out as UT 2Kwhatever.
This is why sales went down.
As for GOW? Well.... If you release a game 6 months after release on the consoles most of your potential customers that are interested in that game would have already played it on said console.
no brainer there... less sales on PC.
Yet they laid the blame squarely at the feet of piracy.
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News Comments > TF2 Sniper Update
15. Re: TF2 Sniper Update May 6, 2009, 18:34 ventry
If you want a more "traditional" fortress game try
Fortress Forever mod for HL2.
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
4. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 22, 2009, 16:07 ventry
A bunch of overpaid, up themselves prats patting each other on the back and giving out awards to the best overpaid, up themselves prat.
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
9. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 29, 2009, 18:50 ventry
Snow, ice????
Here in Australia the last three days have been:
tomorrow is expected to hit 98 and hang around the 90's for the next 7 days.
Phew!! Pass me a cold beer.
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News Comments > Help Wanted
3. No subject Jun 24, 2008, 17:42 ventry
I'm surprised that nobody has sought employment there, just to confirm or deny Duke Nukem Forever, and then make a blog about it before quitting.

Actually, this is a great idea for any aspiring gaming journalist to get himself quite a bit of publicity.

Why hasn't it been done yet? Or has it?

The answer to that is simple.....
They would not show you anything until you sign a NDA.

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News Comments > DNF Sighting
39. No subject Apr 29, 2008, 17:51 ventry
The only thing I care about is 3DRelms total incompetent miss-handling of a high potential IP (i.e. the Duke character).

Do I believe I'll ever see the game? NO
Would I buy the game if it were to appear? NO

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News Comments > International Steam Issues
14. No subject Apr 23, 2008, 17:45 ventry
Well it will be interesting to see what my statement says.
I just purchased TF2 for US$19.95.
Which by current conversion rates is (at time of purchase) AU$21.50.
That artical must be quite old.

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News Comments > BioShock 2 Confirmed
33. No subject Mar 12, 2008, 16:51 ventry
"Anyone that bitches about combat being boring or two easy and gives this as an example, has only brought that boredom on themselves.

With the price drop on Steam I just picked up Bioshock finally and have been playing it through. I'm not very far yet, a few hours in, but I've had no shortage of ammunition and certainly not bored with combat. Plenty of weapons and Plasmids to mix things up. Run out of ammo on 1 weapon, switch to another. Or use Plasmid combos with varying tactics.

Art direction is superb! I can't believe people would actually criticize the underwater city setting with 1940's deco. Would you rather have yet another space research facility with just a brown and grey color palette to walk around in? Or how about another war torn WW2 Europe?

People need to take their heads out of their asses. If anything is killing PC gaming it's the incessant hardcore whiners that want to bitch about one extreme to the next."

Amen to that.
I'm a 45YO gamer that started with Pong.
Bioshock is a great game full of atmosphere and various ways to achieve the desired result.
The problem with gamers these days....
Spoilt young punks.

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News Comments > Out of the Blue
9. No subject Feb 20, 2008, 17:02 ventry
Isn't that an American sport that ONLY the USA and Canada participate in but, the competition is called the "World" Series and the winners are called "World" Champions?

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