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Signed On May 5, 2006, 20:54
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News Comments > Crysis 2 Workarounds
10. Re: Crysis 2 Workarounds Mar 24, 2011, 18:22 Draugr
 
baltar wrote on Mar 24, 2011, 18:13:
The thread with console kiddies bitching about EA disabling auto-aim for controllers in PC version is more entertaining than anything Charlie Sheen can come up with.

It is filled with so many gems, it really is worth a read,

"Give me auto aim online (it is in SP) so I can show these kb/mouse fanboyz how to shoot!"

Comedy gold.
 
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News Comments > New WoW Flying Mount for Sale Nears
12. Re: New WoW Flying Mount for Sale Nears Mar 23, 2011, 15:35 Draugr
 
The Advocate wrote on Mar 23, 2011, 15:14:
Good catch, Draugr. Thanks for the correction.

Japanophiles has such a better ring to it anyway.
 
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News Comments > New WoW Flying Mount for Sale Nears
8. Re: New WoW Flying Mount for Sale Nears Mar 23, 2011, 15:00 Draugr
 
The Advocate wrote on Mar 23, 2011, 13:01:
AnointedSword wrote on Mar 23, 2011, 00:50:
Also, what have you guys done for Japan?

What has Japan done for me?

Besides giving us fat, sweaty sinophiles at anime conventions and tentacle rape fetishists, I mean. Crimes against Humanity, those.

Sino refers to china, not japan.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
47. Re: Op Ed Mar 23, 2011, 00:30 Draugr
 
Verno wrote on Mar 22, 2011, 19:42:
Beamer wrote on Mar 22, 2011, 18:52:

The Xbox could take virtually any PC when it was launched. I don't see why anyone would deny this. It's not a very meaningful bit of information because they're built to last 5 years.

What does "could take" mean? The Xbox 360 at launch could not compete at the same resolutions high end PCs were doing at that time.

Dragur, I believe Nintendo claimed the Wii was profitable from day one. As for it being sustainable or not, Nintendo sustained it for quite a long time so I see the issue being more a question of could anyone else actually replicate that?

It was profitable, and certainly sustainable, my point was one of the reasons it was profitable from the get go was hardware... I don't think others would be willing to make that sacrifice.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
43. Re: Op Ed Mar 22, 2011, 19:06 Draugr
 
Beamer wrote on Mar 22, 2011, 18:52:
I'm not saying the next Xbox will be over $400, I'm saying the parts will be.


Also, the whole memory argument isn't a strong one. Consoles are far more efficient with memory, which makes sense as they're only doing one thing.

The Xbox could take virtually any PC when it was launched. I don't see why anyone would deny this. It's not a very meaningful bit of information because they're built to last 5 years.

I would agree that the 360 was healthily competitive, but dominant? That feels like a stretch

You make a good point about price though, I can't think of any consoles manufacturers that weren't taking a hit in the wallet for a couple years after release, so they could get rid of units more easily, which of course in theory pays off in the end.
I guess I wouldn't be surprised to see the Wii being the exception to this though, given how dated the hardware in it was.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
40. Re: Op Ed Mar 22, 2011, 18:51 Draugr
 
ASJD wrote on Mar 22, 2011, 18:31:
Creston wrote on Mar 22, 2011, 18:01:
Beamer wrote on Mar 22, 2011, 16:37:
The 360 was at least as, if not more, powerful than PCs at launch. Inevitably they surpassed it, but at launch they could hold their own just fine.

CPU wise, maybe. Memory wise and GPU wise, it was outdated the moment it came out. The GPU was already a generation behind at that point, and the memory has always been pathetic, even from the moment they started talking about it.

That no games really USED any of the available power (either in the PC or the 360), I won't deny, but saying the 360 was more powerful is crazy.

Creston

The 360's GPU was a generation above any PC GPU when it came out, and there wasn't a SINGLE PC GPU on the market that matched its features for a full YEAR.

The memory, I'll give you.

Saying the 360 wasn't more powerful is crazy and proves your ignorance on the subject.


Haha. No.

"it is in many ways related to the R500 desktop PC graphics card series and therefore very similar to an ATI Radeon X1900 PC graphics card as far as features and performance are concerned"

x1900 was out 2 months after the xbox release, Your confusion might be the x1900 got released in jan2006 and the xbox in nov2005 -- once again though we need to take into account that the x1900 wasn't the only contender. Before that there were already competitive cards released. The Xenos is a dx9 platform, any DX9 card would be able to compete in terms of graphical fidelity (Though not necessarily performance, of course, but that wasn't being argued.)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Xenos_(graphics_chip)
Even if we were to use the x1900 as the sole example against the 360, strength-wise it would have only held its dominance for 2 months.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
37. Re: Op Ed Mar 22, 2011, 18:10 Draugr
 
I'm looking forward to this guy's new article 5 years from now informing us how the newest wave of consoles will be the death of PC gaming.  
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News Comments > Dragon Age II SecuROM Follow-up
17. Re: Dragon Age II SecuROM Follow-up Mar 20, 2011, 17:38 Draugr
 
ASeven wrote on Mar 20, 2011, 17:22:
No, I just have an issue with fucking retards who don't fight for their own rights and become useful idiots to faceless corporations, enabling them to walk over everyone's consumer rights more and more.

Then again, you guys prove that gamers are indeed the most stupid of consumer groups who will never end up being teenagers despite how old they are. And that will actually affect those of us who do give a damn for our own consumer rights and have been fighting for them in the real world.

Then again, we have a saying here that goes If you feel the need to reply to a detail in an argument then that argument struck you home.

Or maybe they just think you present yourself like a total moron, so your argument is drowned out because of how much you sound like a simpleton that doesn't know how to make coherent arguments beyond, "COCKSUCKERS!"
 
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News Comments > Dragon Age II SecuROM Follow-up
16. Re: Dragon Age II SecuROM Follow-up Mar 20, 2011, 17:36 Draugr
 
ASeven wrote on Mar 20, 2011, 16:58:
It is amazing how many people here love EA's semen taste.

Hey fuckheads, part of the settlement of the Spore DRM lawsuits, which EA lost, was that any part of SecuROM must be mentioned on the EULA regardless of how small that part is.

If someone files charges against EA they will lose, period. Nerd dick suckers can say all they like about RYG being bad and EA being awesome and how their dick tastes awesome, in the end legal law supplants the wet dreams of some EA fanboys. If this goes to court they will automatically lose since this is a violation of a court order.

Gotta love EA dick suckers and their mindless retarded ability to roll over and give up their rights.

Haha, sounds like you have some issues you need to work out, your obsession with fellatio is... interesting, to say the least.
 
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News Comments > Japan Aid
11. Re: Japan Aid Mar 19, 2011, 17:58 Draugr
 
Zavy wrote on Mar 19, 2011, 15:25:
It's not like Japan is a third world country.. they can take care of themselves just like we did with katrina.. afaik all if not most of katrina donations were from fellow americans.

"According to the European Commission, one week after the disaster, on September 4, 2005, the United States officially asked the European Union for emergency help, asking for blankets, emergency medical kits, water and 500,000 food rations for victims. Help proposed by EU member states was coordinated through their crisis center. The British presidency of the EU functioned as contact with the USA."

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_response_to_Hurricane_Katrina

Let's also not forget the scale of devastation compared to Katrina, which is far larger. Point is, everyone needs help in situations like this.

Either way, tasteless move by this company.
 
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News Comments > DarkSpore Delayed Until Next Month
10. Re: wrong Mar 19, 2011, 01:40 Draugr
 
space captain wrote on Mar 19, 2011, 01:20:
Draugr wrote on Mar 18, 2011, 20:20:
A 5% chance? You're more optimistic than I am.

if his "to hit the armor class 0" is 18 or higher, an AC -3 would require a roll of 21, which is impossible on a 20 sided die

Right, but in D&D a 20 is a success regardless if the roll needs over 20 to be achieved. Though, it's been forever since I've read the second edition manuals (how surprising) so this might only apply to later editions of the game.

This conversation has become so nerdy :), it warms my heart.
 
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News Comments > DarkSpore Delayed Until Next Month
8. Re: DarkSpore Delayed Until Next Month Mar 18, 2011, 20:20 Draugr
 
A 5% chance? You're more optimistic than I am.  
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News Comments > Op Ed
27. Re: Op Ed Mar 18, 2011, 16:57 Draugr
 
adamj wrote on Mar 18, 2011, 12:55:
The top 2% does not control 90% of the wealth. And even if it did, what do you propose we do about it? I hate the idea of government saying, you have too much wealth, let's take it and give it to others. That opens up a bag of potential massive corruption.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wealth_in_the_United_States#Wealth_Inequality_and_Class

"In 2004, the wealthiest 25% of US households owned 87% ($43.6 trillion) of the country’s wealth, while the bottom quartile held no net wealth at all."

Many times it is the fault of the poor that they have no net wealth at all. I'm not saying I won't personally help them by donating time and money ( I do), nor do I say that all of them are to blame for their situation. But dropping out of school, getting pregnant in high school with some random guy, doing drugs, etc will lead to poverty. While doing well in school, and working hard can lead to becoming wealthy. Duh. But who the hell are you or who the hell am I to say when somebody is too wealthy and that his wealth should be confiscated. As long as he earns it ethically, that is.

Man, that last joke you told was comedy gold.

"I hate the idea of government saying, you have too much wealth, let's take it and give it to others. That opens up a bag of potential massive corruption."

But it's massive tax breaks (which had to be covered by other people's taxes, since that income needs to be made up elsewhere, poor people get to pay for their tax breaks) that allowed a lot of that wealth to be generated. It's funny whenever someone even hints at turning the tables in this regard it is perceived by some as some huge injustice. Apparently only rich people can ask for 'handouts' by the government without being seen as a 'welfare queen.'
 
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News Comments > Violent Game Restriction Debate
17. Re: Violent Game Restriction Debate Mar 16, 2011, 16:16 Draugr
 
Wowbagger_TIP wrote on Mar 16, 2011, 13:01:
Well, a quick google search shows again that violence is on the rise in America and Worldwide. I don't recall posting over the past 30 years.
If it's been going down over the past thirty years, then it certainly can't be said to be "on the rise". Post some fucking links to these "facts" you keep spewing or GTFO. You're not contributing anything worthwhile here.

Clearly you don't know how debate works in america, facts just get in the way!
 
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News Comments > Crysis 2 "Be Fast" Trailer
3. Re: Crysis 2 Mar 12, 2011, 15:25 Draugr
 
Anonymous wrote on Mar 12, 2011, 11:05:
The new nanosuit sucks ass. How dare they make a video titled "be fast" when the entire fast feature of the original has been slowed down severely.

New nano-suit is so gimped, it's amazing they call it the 2.0
 
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News Comments > Quote of the Day
3. Re: Quote of the Day Mar 12, 2011, 15:08 Draugr
 
Prez wrote on Mar 12, 2011, 01:55:
Publishers still have a role and will for the foreseeable future, but it has definitely diminished with the explosion of digital distribution, and I for one find it a welcome and long overdue development.

Well said.
 
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News Comments > Dragon Age II Launch Trailer
35. Re: Dragon Age 2 Launch Trailer Mar 10, 2011, 22:42 Draugr
 
Dirwulf wrote on Mar 10, 2011, 21:01:
mt2e wrote on Mar 10, 2011, 20:36:
This is ridiculous. Dirwulf is a straight up clown like his icon. I had to read his past comments just to make sure the guy wasn't a BioWare plant....

This coming from a guy who's entire post history is this ONE post knocking DA 2. Yeah that's right, I called you out, troll.

So, Mr Mark Tackman, you created this account just to bash me and this game? What a loser...

Nice Myspace page lol...

http://www.myspace.com/mt2e

Wow, personal attacks, you're a real classy guy, that's totally an appropriate reaction for someone disagreeing with you.
Linking to his website doesn't support your argument, but it sure does make you look like a petty jackass!
 
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News Comments > Dragon Age II Launch Trailer
14. Re: Dragon Age 2 Launch Trailer Mar 10, 2011, 18:12 Draugr
 
Pete wrote on Mar 10, 2011, 17:35:
The thing that irks me the most is that there are like 2 dungeons only. With only parts of them closed off which you will go back to over and over again.

The recycled assets is certainly the BIGGEST black mark on the game.

That's not to say that all games don't do this to one extent or another, but compared to DA:O it really sticks out.
 
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News Comments > Dragon Age II Launch Trailer
6. Re: Dragon Age 2 Launch Trailer Mar 10, 2011, 15:19 Draugr
 
It certainly is playable and enjoyable, but I don't think it will be nearly as remarkable as the first, in the long run. I find the flashier/simpler combat and and art style to be lamentable though, among other things but I don't need to write a review and no one would want to read it if I did :P.

I don't really think they are going to make console players change their tune, which was the goal of these changes. Referring back to metacritic, it seems like even the ps3 and xbox version are getting lousy user scores, as well. I guess they could all be embittered PC users trying to tank the user score for Xbox and 360 as well, and im sure there might be a few, but it seems far fetched to think that'd be the majority of cases.
Ultimately we'll need to wait and see how the score settles in the coming weeks/months.

I think it's perfectly acceptable for people who enjoyed ME2 to be disappointed with DA2, why should people who play DA be excited for their game switching to a more action heavy/less tactical style when the first wasn't geared that way? We can't really say the same about ME/ME2 which were very action heavy from the get-go.

This comment was edited on Mar 10, 2011, 15:32.
 
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News Comments > Quote of the Day
3. Re: Quote of the Day Mar 8, 2011, 20:08 Draugr
 
Poh-tay-toh, Poh-tah-toh!
Certainly won't argue about it's origins though, I look at it in the same vein as a portmanteau or a loanword. It has definitive origins but that doesn't mean it retains all the traits, especially when it comes to pronunciation.


 
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