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Signed On Feb 8, 2000, 01:15
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News Comments > Ubisoft: DRM Will "Evolve"
35. Re: Ubisoft: DRM Will Apr 10, 2010, 19:51 Ray Marden
 
Guys, don't let your supposed issues hamper anything I want...things are perfect for me so that must be how it is for all...

Yes or no did I have problems installing AC2 due to the servers being down?

Yes or no, did my game spontaneously close (with the DRM program popping up and informing it was shutting down) on three separate occasions?

Yes or no, did the game take 4+ minutes this very morning to sync my savegames (which should have already been completed during my prior exiting of the game?)

Yes or no, does this punish people with limited/expensive internet access?

Yes or no, is a damn single-player game mandating a constant online connection, possibly preventing paying customers from playing the game and limiting the game's portability?

But okay, "StringingVelvet" has declared all is well so I'll be sure to completely rewrite my own personal experiences and negate contrary opinions from anybody else...
I'm so horribly shocked that you're being a shill again. Not.
Generally pro-DRM, but not going to deny the obvious issues,
Ray
 
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News Comments > WoW Cataclysm Class Previews
13. Re: WoW Cataclysm Class Previews Apr 9, 2010, 17:44 Ray Marden
 
Meanwhile, pull yourself out of the time warp and look at the upcoming class changes for rogues and huntards. Edit: Druids and mages, too.
Fail slow site is fail.
Not currently playing, but likely to try again in Cataclysm,
Ray

P.S. How sad that these boards won't accept the full URLs.

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News Comments > F.E.A.R. 3 This Fall
7. Re: F.E.A.R. 3 This Fall Apr 8, 2010, 21:13 Ray Marden
 
Eh, I'll see, but the sequel was a significant downgrade from the first game.

Given that we're hearing about co-op and horror, I get the feeling they aren't making another F.E.A.R. game, but another generic shooter.
Day 1...who?
Saluting the greatest FPS combat I've ever played,
Ray
 
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News Comments > StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty CE & Pricing
47. Re: StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty CE & Pricing Apr 8, 2010, 17:22 Ray Marden
 
I certainly won't pay $60 for a PC game.

No licensing fee + scaling back of features + increasing number of ports + increasing cases of consol'itis = my paying 20% more?

Uhhh...thanks. but no thanks.

Atlernately, if I am going to be expected to pay "full" (console) price, I expect to have a "full" PC game - top notch mouse and keyboard support, no significant DRM hassles, efficient code, mod support, robust multiplayer, levels/design that utilize my PC's hardware, etc.

My purchases bear this out, too. I keep up to date with a number of discount tracking sites and my average purchase price, console and PC games combined, is probably somewhere around the $40 mark.

I'll argue the greed/abuse angle, but from a business sense, what new and innovative things are these companies doing to entice and amaze me? Again, less features and higher prices? Juggle
But hey, if you have lower standard, more power to you.
Having happily avoided the Starcraft furor,
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News Comments > Crysis 2 Teaser Trailer
3. Re: Crysis 2 Teaser Trailer Apr 7, 2010, 22:32 Ray Marden
 
Was the stealth component tossed out? If this is just run and gun action with aliens - completely the worst part of the first game - I know I'll get bored with this one fairly quickly.
Borderlands wut?
Not really caring about a dude in a suit,
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News Comments > Fired Editor Alleges Rockstar Review Pressure
16. Re: Fired Editor Alleges Rockstar Review Pressure Apr 7, 2010, 12:50 Ray Marden
 
Wow, really? Just how petty and selfish do you need to be to pressure Zoo Weekly?

I was actually very interested in this game (excluding concerns about its long development,) but it's an instant no-buy now.
Greed...GREED...GRRREEEEEEDDDDDD... So sad that's all life is to many.
Hoping that division fails,
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News Comments > On Sale
1. Re: On Sale Apr 6, 2010, 22:45 Ray Marden
 
Just Cause 2 is $35 over at Newegg with free shipping as well.

Unfortunately for Creston me, I still have a few things left to finish...
Maybe $30 first. $25 definitely.
Training, training, and training some more in Eve ,
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News Comments > Ships Ahoy - Borderlands Double Game Add-On Pack
7. Re: Ships Ahoy - Borderlands Double Game Add-On Pack Apr 6, 2010, 12:44 Ray Marden
 
Buy now! Great deal! "As adverstised!*"

Limited supply (to however much we can order on a weekly basis)!

Yay!
We need an ability to change font size - abusers be damned.
Rolling my eyes,
Ray













* At full price.
 
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News Comments > No Changes for Gordon Freeman
16. Re: Good Eats! Apr 5, 2010, 19:12 Ray Marden
 
Ugh, could you imagine?

Die headcrab, die!

But wait...before we kill this headcrab, let's talk about the type of crowbar to use today. And though often neglected, we'll make sure we have an anti-blood coating as originally designed by Prasanth, the lesser known of the four Nihilanth brothers. But fret not for he spent the latter part of the 30th century studying....
Alton is a nnnneeeeeeeeeerrrrddddddd of food.
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News Comments > No Changes for Gordon Freeman
8. Re: No Changes for Gordon Freeman Apr 5, 2010, 12:58 Ray Marden
 
Gordon is fine, but he needs a wonder dog parter named Hudson...
Maybe fighting an evil computer named UGO.
Waving my paw; commanding Newell to make it so,
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News Comments > Saturday Mobilization
11. Re: Saturday Mobilization Apr 3, 2010, 20:48 Ray Marden
 
I think it varies in all cases.

At its current price and performance, the iPad is a toy for the "cool" people. It otherwise makes it harder for me to access my information, wouldn't let me do my job, lacks basic connectivity, can't multitask, etc.

At times, I think Apple has come in and shaken up a market - it's offered a different view of things or reintroduced the human element to markets.

However, it more recently has become cult obsessed with furthering the Apple name with little care for much else.

When is the last time Apple tried to appeal to me on gaming, price, performance, customization and/or options? I'm not particularly beholden to the non-Apple companies, but they generally offer me these things. Likewise, of all the companies I don't end up purchasing from, Apple is the only one that insults me for not doing so...
Really, what other company acts like Apple?
Thinking of many other things I would spend the equivalent money on,
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News Comments > The Witcher 2 Trailers
4. Re: The Witcher 2 Trailers Apr 3, 2010, 13:09 Ray Marden
 
I hope they release a pre-release demo for this one.

It looks nicer graphically and it certainly talks up how "cool" it is, but I still didn't see anything to remove my concerns of this being another limited, confined, and linear game.

Graphics are nice, but that wouldn't be in my top ten things that really needed to be improved upon from the first game.
Talk some smack and improve your graphics = All you need for a sale?
Wondering what the new combat system will be like,
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News Comments > PC Conviction Delay Explained
16. Re: PC Conviction Delay Explained Apr 1, 2010, 18:03 Ray Marden
 
At least it isn't linked to the DRM - we have no reason to expect any improvement and can look towards the same limited, brute force approach that currently exists.

Well, we can just chalk it up to pure, outright hatred for the PC market (and the continuation of promoting the consoles over the PC.)

Whew, I'm glad we have that cleared up!
This space for sale.
Just amazed that people are buying iPads...,
Ray

 
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News Comments > Evening Consolidation
2. Re: Heavenly Sword Mar 31, 2010, 21:06 Ray Marden
 
Making a mediocre game doesn't help either...
Bad AI, poor camera, bad shooter segments, etc.
Particularly liking the game-stopping scripting bugs,
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News Comments > Hot Coffee Payouts Coming
15. Re: Hot Coffee Payouts Coming Mar 30, 2010, 13:14 Ray Marden
 
Wut?

I was kick'n it with me hom-EEZ and blowded up the peeps and then fuk'n my wymenz! And if U make me go RARRRGH, I bust a cap in 'yo azz. I LOLD at the randum peepz I shootz! DIE DIE DIE!!!!111 Dis iz my house!

But then I saw two people having sexual relations in a home and it shook me to my core. Never have I been so offended - it made me question who I was as a person and what had become of our magnificent socity.
So lame. Anything to look PC and score a dollar at the same time.
Rolling my eyes,
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News Comments > Op Ed
15. Re: Op Ed Mar 29, 2010, 12:55 Ray Marden
 
Ubi need to change it. Apparently I hadn't patched my version of AC2 this weekend. I had been playing the game for about thirty minutes when I was booted to the desktop and watched the Ubi client close down. I immediately logged back in, but sure enough, all my progress had been lost.

Not the best way to treat the customer, in my opinion.
And certainly not givine me the impression it is fighting for my $$$.
Stupidly rich from the broken villa component,
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News Comments > CoD7 in October, & Other Release Date Rumors
1. Re: CoD7 in October, & Other Release Date Rumors Mar 29, 2010, 12:47 Ray Marden
 
Will this one be $90? Maybe $175 for the special edition?
I still haven't played through the previous scripts...er...game.
Noting EA.com currently has a $20 off $40 promor running (PAXEAST842,)
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News Comments > APB Trailer & Screenshots
3. Re: APB Trailer & Screenshots Mar 27, 2010, 11:27 Ray Marden
 
They talk a good game and you can make your toon look "hip," but this seems really mindless.

Just stand and shoot - eventually sum'tin sum'tin will blowded up gud. AWWW YAYYYYEAH!

Joking aside, I feel that I've seen this game numerous times, but hopefully this is the most current/evolved version of it. However, these types of games never hold my interest for long.
Why is it always the devolution of society? Is this what people want?
Feeling my IQ go down as I watch the video...,
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News Comments > Half-Life Pulse Detected
13. Re: Half-Life Pulse Detected Mar 27, 2010, 10:08 Ray Marden
 
I'm jut concerned by his vague wording - I don't look back at HL1 and think "I really loved the scare in that game."

I just hope they do something with this once-franchise, though. HL2 was a very good game, but I still have a lot of issues with it as a continuation or evolution from HL1 with regards to the story and world.

As for HL3 being episodes one through three, where to start? The delays? The inconsistency? Repetitive story? The fact that we still don't have the third one and nobody is publicly talking abot it? Lack of cohesion between releases?

If I were to explain Half-Life to a non-gamer, I could completely convey HL1, but HL2 would make some huge leaps I wouldn't necessarily have answers for (unless you cound "'cuz that's how it is now.") And for HL3.1 and 3.2, I'd really just be explaining how I was running all over the place just because.

I hope they either kill off Ep3 of just push some crap out of the door so they can work on a true sequel. And if they have zero passion for the franchise, I would actively encourage them to sell it off or hand it out to somebody that does.
But maybe they are? LFD2 can't possibly require the entire company.
Thinking Stephen hasn't put on his suit and used his crowbar in some time ,
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News Comments > NVIDIA 400 Series Reviews
15. Re: NVIDIA 400 Series Reviews Mar 27, 2010, 09:51 Ray Marden
 
Well, the 470 sucks. You can pay less and get equal performance. Edit: And could have done so as far back as six months ago.

As for the 480, it's a speed bump, but only towards the highest end of the spectrum where it won't matter as much. Even then, it has a hefty price tag, significant power requirements, is very loud, and has serious heat concerns.

Toss in concerns about long term performance (yield issues combined with the heat,) the long development time (chipset might have long term benefits, but is very late for this generation,) and the smack talking from NvIdIa - this is a fairly underwhelming release. If ATI cuts prices or does a slight speed increase...

Nobody is wrong for getting one, it will do good in games, but it is hardly the economical choice nor does it have a great price to performance ratio.

I think the future looks better for NVIDIA - it has a new chipset, it can refine it, a lot of the features are forward looking, and it will play politics with CUDA - but this card is meaningless for a lot of users, especially so with the current crop of games.
I'm not fan of ATI and was hoping to replace my 5850, but not anymore.
Feeling all of Eve Online is just waiting on training ,
Ray

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