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Signed On Apr 24, 2007, 04:01
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News Comments > CryENGINE 3 Trailer
12. Re: CryENGINE 3 Trailer Mar 15, 2010, 03:11 Drayth
 
I totally agree, Creston.. I'm betting it will run smoother on weaker hardware then it's predecessor. It's just the irony of that, especially in the FPS genre is...

lol
 
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News Comments > CryENGINE 3 Trailer
8. Re: CryENGINE 3 Trailer Mar 14, 2010, 23:31 Drayth
 
It's going to be hilarious if the system specs for Crysis 2 are less then the original.. and you know.. it's very possible that could happen.

 
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News Comments > Newell on DRM
55. Re: Newell on DRM Mar 14, 2010, 22:36 Drayth
 
It informs all the decisions we make, and once you get into that mindset it helps you avoid things like some of the Digital Rights Management problems that actually make your entertainment products worth less by wrapping those negatives around them.

This statement applies to Valve's development philosophy. It simply states that they strive to implement a DRM scheme that does not devalue their own product. They seem to pull this off, if they didn't THEN they'd be hypocrites.

Yes recent events very likely stirred this statement to be put out, but it is a general statement concerning Valve in and of itself.

If they suddenly dropped Ubisoft for not adhering to their own philosophy of how DRM should be implemented, then they'd be hypocrites for carrying about 95% of the rest of the steam catalog for not adhering to any of their many other development philosophies, not to mention a bunch of DRM schemes that fall somewhere between Ubi's and Valve's. See why just dropping Ubi because of this statement is somewhat absurd?

We are all upset over Ubisoft's DRM. We all would love to see Ubisoft punished in some way for implementing it, but some are trying to stretch that desire to Steam's lineup to cry foul in some manner because of Valve's statement.
 
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News Comments > Newell on DRM
25. Re: Newell on DRM Mar 13, 2010, 22:06 Drayth
 
He's not criticizing DRM as a whole. He's pointing out his company's way of implementing DRM vrs more aggressive measures. That's about the same level of hypocritical as a person who says they like chocolate ice cream eating a vanilla ice cream cone.

 
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News Comments > Newell on DRM
22. Re: Newell on DRM Mar 13, 2010, 21:25 Drayth
 
Also points out how the worse the DRM the higher legitimate needs for piracy will rise.

"We counted over 5 bajillion torrents of our game!"

-yeah, and a good percentage where paying customers.
 
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News Comments > Newell on DRM
19. Re: Newell on DRM Mar 13, 2010, 20:35 Drayth
 
Steam does not have a DRM that bothers me in the least. It fits the philosophy of what he says in that interview.

Gabe is in no way responsible for Ubisoft's business practices. That's ridiculous. Would it be an interesting message that all of us could get behind and cheer if he refused to continue carrying their games on Steam? Sure.

Would it break a publishing agreement with Ubisoft and make other companies question whether they should publish on steam? A distribution that's subject to the owner's personal morals and whims? Maybe.

Would it give Ubisoft a leg up on defending themselves in this mess? A little bit. Despite how we feel there's bound to be a small percentage of people who are huge fans of AC and / or SH and / or whatever else and will feel that Ubi is being treated unfairly, stemmed by the disappointment of not being able to access these games to via Steam.

And besides, this all sits squarely in Ubisofts's court. They're hanging themselves with this mess. If the DRM really is so bad that they will loose sales, then why should Valve step in? This has to fail on it's own merits. Ubisoft needs to have no one else to blame but themselves.
 
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News Comments > Left 4 Dead & L4D2 Mac Details
6. Re: Left 4 Dead & L4D2 Mac Details Mar 9, 2010, 19:49 Drayth
 
Nice one!!  
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News Comments > Ubisoft DRM Servers Under Fire Again
25. Re: Ubisoft DRM Servers Under Fire Again Mar 8, 2010, 19:25 Drayth
 
I really gotta wonder if the philosophy that went into the decision for this DRM was, 'We don't get enough sales on the PC.' or 'How can we make sure we get more sales on the PC?'.

I'm not for pirating games, I do side with using it as a legitimate demo when none are available (since you can't return a PC game). But this DRM is draconian, and this type of failure was absolutely bound to happen and they either chose to ignore the possibility of this happening or just didn't care.

'We really thought that Dell laptop would hold out.'
 
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News Comments > Portal 2 Co-op Details Leak?
6. Re: Portal 2 Co-op Details Leak? Mar 5, 2010, 20:19 Drayth
 
"I HATE companion cubes!"  
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News Comments > Portal 2 Announced
30. Re: Portal 2 Announced Mar 5, 2010, 16:36 Drayth
 
and everybody started masturbating over that cute, but ultimately forgettable, song at the end of the game

...the song?? Geezus, that's nuts. But one look at a jpg of the companion cube and I loose my pants. @_@
 
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News Comments > Blizzard Working on Multiple Diablo Sequels?
6. Re: Star Trek Online End of Beta Event Mar 2, 2010, 21:32 Drayth
 
I'm only going on my memory of what I've read here and there.. mostly on this site. It's not based on any of their existing IP's, and it's most likely some sort of shooter MMO.  
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News Comments > Blizzard Working on Multiple Diablo Sequels?
4. Re: Blizzard Working on Multiple Diablo Sequels? Mar 2, 2010, 21:16 Drayth
 
I would certainly love to see a Diablo MMO (wish they had done that setting instead of Warcraft), but all reports indicate that the one they're working on is not Diablo orientated.
 
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News Comments > Splinter: Cell Conviction Delays Explained
1. Re: Splinter: Cell Conviction Delays Explained Feb 28, 2010, 15:14 Drayth
 
...wait till our new DRM was in place. You know, that sort of thing.  
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News Comments > Supreme Commander 2 Pathfinding Trailer
14. Re: Supreme Commander 2 Pathfinding Trailer Feb 28, 2010, 04:23 Drayth
 
One (very cool) step forward, two steps back.
 
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News Comments > Splinter Cell: Conviction Specifications
1. Re: Splinter Cell: Conviction Specifications Feb 26, 2010, 16:48 Drayth
 
F U  
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News Comments > More Supreme Commander 2 Unit Trailers
25. Re: More Supreme Commander 2 Unit Trailers Feb 26, 2010, 16:00 Drayth
 
Darks, I'm thinking of what it would be like to play two early'ish missions from any of the campaigns in SupComm 1 and I honestly think I would be far more impressed and see far more potential for the full game then I saw in this demo.

As has been pointed out the experimental sub was a joke. At the end when these three big crawler units showed up, the game was like "Oh's nose!" yet my small fleet of ships (just one battle cruiser mixed in with 'em mind you) pounded them with no trouble in a matter of seconds. Severely anti-climactic.

Id love to see that you're right, and the full game is great.. but this IS a piece of that full game I've played and it didn't cut it. Creston's views are spot on.. and I like his alternative title for this game and agree with what he said there.

I wanted a game that surpassed the original, I have serious doubts it's gonna be at least AS awesome.

--Edit: having said all this, I have to give major props to the developer for providing a demo in the first place. That at least secures a budget pick up at some point if nothing else.

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News Comments > More Supreme Commander 2 Unit Trailers
6. Re: More Supreme Commander 2 Unit Trailers Feb 26, 2010, 01:43 Drayth
 
Yep. I'm sorry to say that the new game feels like a budget version of the first (even the production values). Maybe there's something in the full game that can still sell me on this, and yes the demo did have some fun elements to it.. but it just doesn't seem on par with the original game. :/
 
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News Comments > Metro 2033 Specs
11. Re: Metro 2033 Specs Feb 25, 2010, 17:57 Drayth
 
Terrible AI?  
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News Comments > No WinXP Support in Just Cause 2
48. Re: No WinXP Support in Just Cause 2 Feb 23, 2010, 17:14 Drayth
 
1) 4GB and more RAM accessible. Now you don't need to worry about getting a 1GB video card!

Your card's VRAM is equally important no matter how much system ram you have.
 
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News Comments > Battlefield 3 "Will Blow People Away"
26. Re: Battlefield 3 Feb 23, 2010, 12:06 Drayth
 
IT

WILL

BLOW YOU

THROUGH THE BACKWALL

OF YOUR PARENT'S BASEMENT!
 
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