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Nickname frag.machine
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Signed On Nov 9, 2006, 23:17
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News Comments > Dead Space Free on Origin
9. Re: Dead Space Free on Origin Mar 27, 2014, 20:37 frag.machine
 
Panickd wrote on Mar 27, 2014, 20:22:
siapnar wrote on Mar 27, 2014, 20:14:
Meh, I have no problem with Origin. It's stable, unobtrusive and works. At least from my experience

Not to mention if you have a problem an actual person will call or e-mail you before hell freezes over. One of the crap things about the whole Valve/Steam "flat management" bullshit.

Huh, you know, I must be blessed or something, because the only time I had problems with Steam I got help by e-mail from Steam support.
 
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News Comments > Gearbox Sues 3D Realms Over Duke Nukem Rights
42. Re: Into the Black Feb 23, 2014, 21:30 frag.machine
 
NegaDeath wrote on Feb 23, 2014, 19:08:
It's like divorced parents arguing who gets to take care of the kid.

I can almost hear Jon St John saying "Mom Dad stop fighting!" in Dukes voice.

^^^ This. A thousand times.
 
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News Comments > BattleForge Closing After Next Month
12. Re: BattleForge Closing After Next Month Sep 7, 2013, 22:57 frag.machine
 
Slashman wrote on Sep 7, 2013, 18:59:
PropheT wrote on Sep 7, 2013, 13:00:
NKD wrote on Sep 7, 2013, 11:55:
How many truly fantastic games are forever gone because they required an online infrastructure which was shut down? I can't think of even one off the top of my head. Maybe with more thought...

City of Heroes.

I'm having trouble thinking of another one, though I expect Warhammer Online is on the chopping block before too long here (and I don't know how many people would agree with me that it was great).

Yeah but that was an MMO. There is no way that an MMO will go on forever. Although in the case of City of Heroes, that shutdown was just plain old stupidity and greed at work.


Still, it was a great game, and it's gone for good. That's the main "feature" the current online games generation has to offer: play as long we think is worth you can play.

It would be nice if EA (and other companies) released some sort of server executables of these decomissioned games so people willing to host it for free could keep the ball rolling. But I reckon I'm expecting too much from the suits...

 
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News Comments > Valve/J.J. Abrams Collaboration? Half-Life or Portal Movie?
31. Re: Valve/J.J. Abrams Collaboration? Half-Life or Portal Movie? Feb 6, 2013, 19:47 frag.machine
 
jdreyer wrote on Feb 6, 2013, 16:51:
While that portal movie that Danny Trachtenberg made was totally awesome, I don't know that there's enough in Portal to make a movie.

Half Life (1 or 2), on the other hand are basically already storyboarded and would make great movies once adapted into a script. While I think JJ is a great fit (he's a geek of the first order) for something like that, his plate is pretty full for the next decade. Let's run through the list:

Joss: his talent is really with large casts, and HL is a lone wolf story. Still, a top director for this material.

Zack Snyder: excels at action, but I'd want him to cut back on the slo mo.

Michael Bay: As long as he got a good script, an over the top actiony HL could be fun. Thinking more The Rock and The Island, not Transformers.

Neil Marshall: Directed The Descent, would definitely make a tension filled HL movie.

Sam Raimi: A solid choice. Good for this material having done both action and horror.

My number one though?
Chris Nolan: This would be an amazing Half Life movie. Gritty, with the right balance between action and realism.


I'd vote for Neill Blomkamp.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
97. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 30, 2012, 17:54 frag.machine
 
nin wrote on Oct 30, 2012, 17:48:
NegaDeath wrote on Oct 30, 2012, 17:17:
Kosumo wrote on Oct 30, 2012, 17:00:
Wow - Disney has brought Lucusart (or film) and gonna make new Star Wars movies.

Disney - Star Wars

.......what?

Did not see that coming. Not even remotely.

Is it April 1? Did I stroke out for 6 months?


Seriously. I'm shocked at the moment...everything screams this can't be happening, and yet it seems to be.

Hurricane sweeping US east coast... Disney buys Lucasfilm...

Suddenly all that 2012 previsions don't look so absurd.

Seriously, now: good luck Blue, be safe, be good.

 
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News Comments > Rise of the Triad Blog & Media
9. Re: Rise of the Triad Blog & Media Aug 30, 2012, 18:01 frag.machine
 
netnerd85 wrote on Aug 30, 2012, 12:53:
Fantaz wrote on Aug 30, 2012, 12:36:
Seriously... where is Quake 5?
Please, no, not while they are slaves to big Beth

To be fair id's problem is not Bethesda. It's the lack of actual game designers since the departure of John Romero.
 
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News Comments > Ubisoft: PC Piracy Rate 93-95%
68. Re: Ubisoft: PC Piracy Rate 93-95% Aug 22, 2012, 12:50 frag.machine
 
Beamer wrote on Aug 22, 2012, 12:02:
spacecadet wrote on Aug 22, 2012, 12:01:
As someone who works in the gaming industry I have to say his numbers look about right. Once you start considering countries like China and Brazil the piracy rates shoot through the roof. The entire comment is about those countries, but everyone here takes it as an attack on western gamers, that is funny in so many ways.


Yeah, someone else mentioned that earlier, and you're right - as soon as you think China, Brazil and Russia it makes sense.


Can't say anything about China or Russia (except that in Soviet Russia games pirates you!), but here in Brazil Steam is quite popular (thanks F2P TF2). I'd say that about 55%-60% PC gamer here has Steam installed and from these at least 50% usually buys games (mostly during Steam promotions). So this gives us a number of *at least* 25% of the PC gamers as legitimate customers. I know I am not a typical example, but I paid for all my games - most of then I bought thru Steam during several promotions, usually paying $10-$20 each.
 
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News Comments > Steam Greenlight Announced
49. Re: Steam Greenlight Announced Jul 10, 2012, 11:08 frag.machine
 
AngelicPenguin wrote on Jul 9, 2012, 18:57:
Dr.Del wrote on Jul 9, 2012, 18:49:
This is a direct rip off of Kickstarter's success with Steam taking a cut of the profits.

Shame on Newell.

Pretty sure this has zero to do with funding a game and all to do with deciding if it gets listed on steam for digital distribution.

So I am not the the only one thinking this way. I failed to see any mention to funding, too.
 
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News Comments > id Hasn't Forgotten RAGE
50. Re: id Hasn't Forgotten RAGE Jul 6, 2012, 18:38 frag.machine
 
Willits is right: one should learn and never forget about his mistakes.  
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News Comments > Valve and Adult Swim Teaming Up
14. Re: Valve and Adult Swim Teaming Up Jun 23, 2012, 23:09 frag.machine
 
EddieTheHack wrote on Jun 23, 2012, 00:05:
Whatever show they end up making, I bet it's no more than 2 episodes long.

I see what you did here.
 
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News Comments > Microsoft Not Dropping GFWL
47. Re: Microsoft Not Dropping GFWL Apr 17, 2012, 18:59 frag.machine
 
Iurand wrote on Apr 17, 2012, 11:13:
MajorD wrote on Apr 17, 2012, 10:48:
GFWL has left a lot to be desired since its birth without many improvements along the way. You would think the largest OS developer on the planet would get it right and get a clue from all the negativity from gamers (i.e. Dark Souls petition), but NO, they just keep throwing enough money and attention at it just to keep it afloat without any modifications, changes, or improvements.

Because improving PC gamimg isn't Microsoft goal. Their goal is sell more Xboxes, and every game sold as PC and not Xbox is loss for them. They have to make our experience as miserable as possible, so we would go to promised land and paise them how Xbox Live is so much better than GFWL.

^^^ This. A thousand times. Microsoft is maybe one of the main culprits for the currently sorry state of PC gaming. DIAF, GFWL. You won't be missed.
 
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News Comments > Steam Downtime [Updated]
54. Re: Steam Downtime [Updated] Feb 13, 2012, 17:25 frag.machine
 
Cutter wrote on Feb 12, 2012, 22:21:
Something is odd about this. How can a major datacenter have a critical failure like this when the major part of what they do is to ensure consistent uptime?

Obviously Gabe, running to attend the pizza guy at the door, accidentally kicked the AC cord in the single stabilizer that powers the 4 Pentium II boxes running Steam. You know, s* happens.
 
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News Comments > Kinect for Windows Next Month
25. Re: Kinect for Windows Next Month Jan 11, 2012, 16:55 frag.machine
 
Thanks Verno and Beamer for the info. Well, that's a shame, but can't say it's a surprise. I remember Asus announcing a similar device some time ago. If they don't overpriced it may be an interesting alternative perhaps ?  
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News Comments > Kinect for Windows Next Month
22. Re: Kinect for Windows Next Month Jan 11, 2012, 13:49 frag.machine
 
So, does the PC version has a different (as in more powerful) hardware than the Xbox version, allowing for things like higher resolutions, higher scan frequencies, finger detection, more simultaneous users, etc ? If positive, then it's totally worth the money.  
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News Comments > Ships Ahoy - Duke Nukem Forever: The Doctor Who Cloned Me
15. Re: Ships Ahoy - Duke Nukem Forever: The Doctor Who Cloned Me Dec 14, 2011, 18:35 frag.machine
 
I played until just after the Leroy Jenkins joke part. Then I got Fallout 3 in Steam and since then I am a happy evil wasteland slaver and never looked back to Duke again. Can't wait to the evetnual Skyrim price drop so I can become a badass melee only dragon butt kicker.  
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News Comments > Duke Nukem Forever DLC Next Week
30. Re: Duke Nukem Forever DLC Next Week Dec 10, 2011, 18:06 frag.machine
 
As a long date DN3D fan, I bought DNF in Steam due some kind of morbid curiosity. Yes, it is that bad as people say. No, I won't spend a dimme buying this "DLC".  
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News Comments > Evening Safety Dance
4. Re: Evening Safety Dance Nov 24, 2011, 20:16 frag.machine
 
McAfee's a slowdown magnet, says anyone else.  
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News Comments > Splash Damage's Next Game "One of the Biggest American Pop Culture Brands"
30. Re: Splash Damage's Next Game Nov 17, 2011, 19:13 frag.machine
 
skyguy wrote on Nov 17, 2011, 10:14:
yay The Monkees will finally have their own video game!!!

"Casper the Friendly Ghost"
 
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News Comments > More A Game of Throne Games Planned
3. Re: More A Game of Throne Games Planned Nov 9, 2011, 20:49 frag.machine
 
May the Others carry all Farmville players.  
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News Comments > Unlock RAGE Hi-Rez Textures
61. Re: Unlock RAGE Hi-Rez Textures Oct 5, 2011, 20:18 frag.machine
 
Creston wrote on Oct 5, 2011, 17:46:
StingingVelvet wrote on Oct 5, 2011, 17:27:
Yeah, rocking the AF, larger FOV, mouse smoothing removal and 8k texture config and OMG, this game is now awesome. Enjoying it very much.

Aren't you glad John Carmack decided FOR YOU what was the better way to play it?

After all, that's what PCs are all about! Having your choices made for you.

Great work, Carmack. Rolleyes

Creston


Maybe you don't have all controls in a fancy GUI to play around, but at least you still have the option to tweak it thru a config file, so the game is not completely a half baked console port. That said, I agree that after all this troubled launch and harsh reviews the game falls far behind my expectations, too. If they release a demo I'll surely try it (and may even buy it in the future), but until then... I'll pass.
 
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