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Nickname Schnapple
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Homepage http://www.schnapple.com
Signed On Apr 1, 2000, 02:04
Total Comments 861 (Graduate)
User ID 3675
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
30. Re: No subject Oct 25, 2003, 13:54 Schnapple
 
Damn Blue, that header is just TOO HUGE
I must say I agree - those of us with 1600x1200 resolutions suffer...
 
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News Comments > Silent Hill 3 Demo
31. Re: finished the dowload Oct 25, 2003, 11:00 Schnapple
 
How is it that so many devs manage to do things this way? Do they not actually play the games they make? Console port is not a good enough excuse, either.
Well in this case it's a Japanese console developer, and was made for the Japanese market. They're a little different than us - they love RPG's, Resident Evil and loathe FPS's and GTA3 (though bafflingly GTA3 is selling well over there).

Carmack put it best when he was referring to why their console designers never listen to his advice on graphic chip design: "They're sitting on a big pile of billions of dollars that say that they're right and you're wrong."
 
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News Comments > Silent Hill 3 Demo
30. Re: Hmmmmmmm Oct 25, 2003, 10:57 Schnapple
 
I've heard that my ISP (Comcast) sends you a nasty letter when you go over a certian untold limit. Since I download gigabytes per week, I can only imagine what the people who get that letter must be doing...  
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News Comments > Vega$: Make it Big! Demo
1. Vega$ Oct 20, 2003, 12:26 Schnapple
 
A SimCasino game. Actually, that's not a bad idea - too bad the title's use of dollar signs takes away some of the credibility. Anyone played this? Any good?

And wasn't there a Casino Tycoon or something at some point?
 
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News Comments > Freedom Force vs. The Third Reich Announcement
2. Versus? Oct 16, 2003, 23:18 Schnapple
 
For a second there, I thought Freedom Force was taking on the announcement itself...  
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News Comments > Star Wars KOTOR 2 Plans?
1. Xbox or PC? Oct 13, 2003, 16:54 Schnapple
 
I know this is a bad question since it's not on PC yet, but as much as I love PC RPG's like NWN and its ilk, I like a good console RPG too. I'm also big on the "original platform" idea. However, I hear KOTOR suffers from bugs (like not letting you save sometimes). So - should I get KOTOR on Xbox or PC?  
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News Comments > New Tiger Woods Demo
4. Re: Golf?!?! Oct 9, 2003, 23:21 Schnapple
 
yeah because we know the money is with the handful of ultra-hardcore players who upgrade for every single new game. Who wants the cash of those millions upon millions of unsuspecting casual PC users who like Golf and recognize Tiger Woods.

What was EA thinking? Next thing you know they'll release a SIMS expansion pack. Seven times.

And yes, I did just feed a troll
 
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News Comments > Half-Life 2 = April 2004?
70. Re: And the lesson tobe learned... Oct 7, 2003, 12:49 Schnapple
 
Wait - how did they over hype it? They kept it secret for five years. They just showed some movies of gameplay. No print ads. No "make you their bitch". No purported second coming. It was goingg to be Holiday 2003 and now it's delayed because of asshats. Except for the source code and Steam nightmares, this is a textbook case on how to not overhype something.  
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News Comments > Half-Life 2 = April 2004?
67. Re: Cornfused Oct 7, 2003, 12:26 Schnapple
 
My guess is that the notions of "a third" or "a small portion" are either:

1) A lie to keep people at bay, since I've seen plenty of posts from people on Slashdot saying it compiles.

2) A quote from people at VU who don't understand the difference between "source code" and "game assets". Indeed the source code may only be a third of the deal, but it's the whole tree.
 
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News Comments > Gold: Sims Makin' Magic
4. Re: Well... Oct 7, 2003, 00:07 Schnapple
 
They've stated this will be the last one.

Or so they say.
 
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News Comments > Demos: Fair Strike & Law and Order II
5. Re: No subject Sep 26, 2003, 19:57 Schnapple
 
yeah it was a budgetware title that sold pretty well apparently, probably because the show is still so fanatically popular (it's in like it's sixteenth season or something). It kills me because I never thought I'd see the day when that old fart cop (Lenny Brisco I think his character's name is) done up as a 3-D model in a game. I guess we should be glad they didn't go all Enter the Matrix and make it an FMV game.  
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News Comments > BC Generations = Universal Combat
4. Re: No subject Sep 23, 2003, 00:29 Schnapple
 
Let me preface by saying that at the outset, the Battlecruiser 3000AD game was one who you really really wanted to pull for - independent developer, ambitious title, perserverence, etc. But either I never "got" BC3K or it really was just a crap game, even after the patches.

Having said that, I notice how one of his games - I think it was the original Battlecruiser Millenium - was an "EB Exclusive". What really happened was that Smart self published the title and EB was the only retailer willing to talk to him. True, an ambitious and independent move - but it's just like him to spin his shortcomings into "features".

Really though I'd still pull for him (hell, I pull for John Romero) were it not for his arrogance, his lone photo, and that he got his PhD he brags about from a degree mill.
 
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News Comments > BC Generations = Universal Combat
1. Battle Whazza? Sep 23, 2003, 00:17 Schnapple
 
Am I the only one who's been unable to keep up with how many Battlecruiser games there are? Seems the first one took like eight years to complete - now they come out faster than slasher movies.

will be renamed from Battlecruiser Generations to Universal Combat

Translation: Let's get rid of the stigma of this title that won't sell

The story describes plans for a new degree of user-friendliness and a revised focus on action over complex simulation that will accompany the name change, all intended to broaden the project's appeal.

Translation: Either Derek Smart has decided to hell with it and he wants to be paid, or he's off the project.
 
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News Comments > Temple of Elemental Evil Trial
7. Re: No subject Sep 19, 2003, 20:20 Schnapple
 
Compare it to Neverwinter Nights. Specifically, how is this better than any of the other D&D/AD&D adventures converted to NWN?

Go!
 
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News Comments > Purge Jihad Beta
3. Re: Jihad Sep 12, 2003, 16:26 Schnapple
 
well look at the dozens of patches to the Purge demo. These guys are former mod authors and no one minds if a mod has dozens of patches or little beta patches. I repsect them for being able to pull off as much as they did - they went from a mod team to a full retail product. If nothing else there's the sentimental favorite.

And to think I would have continued to ignore Purge had it not dropped to $2.99. Now all I need to do is to go try to play it...
 
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News Comments > Purge Jihad
10. Re: Purge: Jihad = 9/11? Sep 10, 2003, 19:36 Schnapple
 
I think they are actually getting rid of Purge, that's why it is $2.99.
Actually if you go to www.purgeworld.net and hit up the forums, the developers there were never told or informed of the dramatic price drop, and the general consenus there is that Tri Synergy, the publisher, is incompetent. Curiously the price change is only at EB and Tri Synergy is made up of former EB execs.
 
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News Comments > Purge Jihad
1. Best $2.99 evar Sep 10, 2003, 12:49 Schnapple
 
Purge can be had at EB for $2.99 - I know, I walked into one and got it. Now there's a free add-on for it.

Now I haven't played it worth a damn, but the three people online have always been friendly.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
26. Re: Badgersbadgersbadgers Sep 9, 2003, 11:54 Schnapple
 
Ok, quick poll time - post here how many times you looped through the badgerbadgerbadgerbadger clip before realizing it was going to loop forever?

Me? I think it was like four. Or five. Or six. Or...
 
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News Comments > America's Army Patch
4. Re: Fog stinks Sep 9, 2003, 10:12 Schnapple
 
PROPAGANDA!!!
Would you like to know more? YES
 
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News Comments > Schwarzenberg Delayed
5. Obligatory Dennis Miller quip: Sep 2, 2003, 12:58 Schnapple
 
Thank you Radon Labs for clearing up the delay of Schwarzenberg. Now I think I speak for all Blue's News readers when I ask: "who the fuck are you and what the fuck is Schwarzenberg?"

Yeah yeah I know, Project Nomads...
 
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