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Signed On Mar 25, 2006, 22:49
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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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News Comments > Kwari Launches
2. no thanks Jan 7, 2008, 18:03 ventry
Could you imagine all the little haxors sweating away at their keyboards to find ways to cheat in this?
Esspecially now there is currency at stake.

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News Comments > Out of the Blue
18. No subject Dec 25, 2007, 17:20 ventry
"The Team Fortress 2 griefing videos were hilarious."

Sorry but, I find nothing funny about greiefers at all. EVER!
I would LOVE to see Valve ban they're Steam accounts permanently.

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News Comments > Ships Ahoy - Half-Life 2: The Orange Box
70. Bots Oct 10, 2007, 18:14 ventry
Does TF2 have offline bots to play against like CS:S??

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News Comments > No Linux Steam - Really
34. Same Old Jul 20, 2007, 20:27 ventry
Every Linux user I have ever met is the same.
They carry this chip on their shoulder against MS the size of Manhatten.
Bill Gates is laughing his ass off at the posturing of the "penguin heads".
Every time there is the slightest dissagreement between linux devs the one(s) who does not get his way takes his friends and starts another distro.
The ol' saying rings true:
United you shall stand.
Divided you shall fall.

As for this STEAM-Linux thing, we have a vocal minority (as usual) trying to have things changed to suit them.
I have no real love for MS but, until someone comes up with something better I will stick with it and Linux is not it.

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