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Real Name Ben Jarivnen   
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Description I make games, I play games
Signed On Jul 4, 2007, 12:52
Total Comments 333 (Amateur)
User ID 41676
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News Comments > Aussie R18+ Guidelines
3. Re: Aussie R18+ Guidelines May 25, 2011, 17:34 RenownWolf
We don't have a lot in common with NZ really... so not surprised we don't adopt their standards. You crazy buggers are allowed to import so many nice Jap cars we can't because of silly fat pollies =(

Though the double speak with the morality stuff is hilarious but I guess at least we are going to get a 18+ rating now.
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
30. Re: Out of the Blue May 16, 2011, 18:33 RenownWolf
Cutter wrote on May 16, 2011, 17:54:
Mr. Tact wrote on May 16, 2011, 17:15:
LightAssassin wrote on May 16, 2011, 15:43:
it went ass up
Ok, I gotta ask... is that some sort of politically correct version of "Tango Uniform" (Tits Up) or did you just have a brain fart?

We generally say ass over tit.

Haha, all the same over here in Australia. Though I have noticed in a few shows they think we say "up ya bum", which honest to god, I have never heard before until I saw an "Australian" saying it on a American TV show.

Also, ass up generally suggests face planting, while tits up means you fell on your ass =D Unless, you're American and it's your... Fanny?
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
22. Re: Out of the Blue May 16, 2011, 15:43 RenownWolf
Personally SG:U never caught me. It started okay, but once the alliance came onto the ship it went ass up imo. There was too much about the infighting, the fights with the alliance the awful love interest crap. Rather than exploring the new places etc... which is what I loved about SG:SG1.

Not a lot in the way of good Sci-fi atm on TV. Sanctuary is okay, though Doctor Who is either awesome, or bad (depending on episode).

Though I am impressed with the quality Fantasy/Empire TV coming out, lots of good Rome/Greek/Old English and even the Italian empire style stories going on (Game of Thrones, The Borgias, Camelot, Rome series, the Spartan series etc...).

Hopefully their so far secret plans for the Stargate series and possibly the reboot of Star Trek come into effect and make some good TV. Then again, a new well thought out series would be good too. I want to see the Human Empires in space duking it out for control of planets and resources... Yum!
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
2. Re: Morning Legal Briefs May 3, 2011, 16:09 RenownWolf
I reckon she got herself a copy of Half-Life too... Mr Freeman...

Also, you think something/somebody would have been noticed sooner... 200k bill for a power meter wireless setup.
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News Comments > AoE Online Keys
13. Re: AoE Online Keys Apr 29, 2011, 16:18 RenownWolf
If you have any left, I'd be interested. Thanks Blue!  
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
2. Re: Morning Safety Dance Apr 27, 2011, 18:41 RenownWolf
Do you have anything to backup that with? I'm rather interested in the whole episode. Reminds me of something out of a sci-fi flick, they go in and steal the servers just after a natural disaster/nuclear issue and run with the goods.

Now that's some intelligent and crazy hackers if so. Very opportunistic too.
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News Comments > Valve Done with the "Isolated Single-player Experience"?
19. Re: Valve Done with the Apr 25, 2011, 15:59 RenownWolf
The Advocate wrote on Apr 25, 2011, 15:38:
I hope it is not in the dire sense that some are taking it to mean. In general, I dislike playing with other players as virtually killing someone holds no interest for me.

Yeah stuff that virtual murder thing, nothing beats the real thing.

Remind me to avoid you in real life then Advocate
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News Comments > Down Under Steam Pricing
3. Re: Down Under Steam Pricing Apr 15, 2011, 11:55 RenownWolf
I tend to buy direct from the US to avoid all of this, most games just need a cd key for steam.

Been happening for years, consider that the Au dollar is at 1.01 (it's more than atm) and that for a xbox 360 game brand new is $100-120 and that in the US they complain about $60us. Give me the US price any day, it's far cheaper.

Plus I get to skip on GST (10% tax) on purchase, and even with postage it's cheaper by far, even better with sales.

Greedy publishers or distributors are the issue, and they won't get the extra from me. I often skip on games altogether, although I wish I could enjoy them, but at $100 a pop (or $50 when on sale) it's just not worth it.
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News Comments > 15 Hours of RAGE?
7. Re: 15 Hours of RAGE? Apr 6, 2011, 23:27 RenownWolf
Err how is a 30 minute movie even close to a 15 hour game. 15 hours is pretty impressive as it is a lot longer then the usual 5-6 hour fps games currently being released.

I sure as hell don't want all my games being Final Fantasy style with 60+ hours, where it doesn't get interesting until after the 10-20 hour mark.

I'd prefer a good 1-1.5 hour movie over a 3 hour movie that bores me to death. 30 minutes... really, that's just silly.
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News Comments > Nuclear Dawn to Dawn in September
3. Re: Nuclear Dawn to Dawn in September Apr 3, 2011, 17:12 RenownWolf
A never able to released mod becoming a stand alone project.

It will be interesting to see where it finally goes.
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News Comments > Op Ed
5. Re: Op Ed Mar 31, 2011, 13:12 RenownWolf
The days of trying to get enough extra memory free in dos and IRQ conflicts are gone... OH NOES!

I've never bought a top of the line part for my PC due to the fact they just cost a crazy amount for at most what seems 5fps. A playable game with High (not even ultra) is fine by me. Most games I play I lower the graphics to smooth things out, make things clearer or the like.

Ahh last time I played with a multicolored screen with basic shapes was Q3A and it was the best looking game at the time. Get that 125fps to be able to do the trick jumps.

I agree things on the PC have slowed in the last decade, but with some of the new hardware meaning that devs can use simpler tools to get games out faster, within budget or indies actually getting to release without doing John Carmack style ASM optimizations that's fine by me.
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News Comments > Japan Aid
6. Re: Japan Aid Mar 19, 2011, 10:35 RenownWolf
Also, instead of shitty sales etc... how about just donate... Always amazes me that this happens. This isn't a good time for a PR stunt...  
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
3. Re: Evening Tech Bits Mar 17, 2011, 07:18 RenownWolf
Umm... they state in the article and show in the video, user input is still required, while it would mean that buttons do different things in different contexts you would simply press a key instead of hitting a mouse button.

Imagine having access to the keyboard with 2 hands because your hand is free and your eyes and doing the directing. That is where it will be awesome. I can see simulation games doing really well with it.

Even other applications like Jets having their aiming systems tied into their eye directions while they fly. Those guys already have insane reaction and response times... deadly!
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News Comments > Evening Mobilization
5. Re: Evening Mobilization Mar 13, 2011, 10:48 RenownWolf
Cutter wrote on Mar 12, 2011, 16:40:
The Red Cross is a business more than a charity. I won't give them dime one. And does Japan, arguably, one of the richest countries in the world need donations? I mean we're not talking about the third world like Haiti or Sri Lanka here. They have the means and ability to look after their own.

You're American aren't you?
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News Comments > Game Reviews
8. Re: Game Reviews Mar 10, 2011, 12:15 RenownWolf
Ahh Bulletstorm review by ZP was quite on the mark from what I've seen.

Also, I assumed droid was in relation to star wars with half of them being rusting buckets that fall to pieces. Didn't know it related to android phones.
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
10. Re: Morning Safety Dance Mar 10, 2011, 12:12 RenownWolf
*sigh* The stupid gets stupider.

Also, I must have managed to live a sheltered life, never dealt with drugs, never even seen any of the illegal stuff (although I can tell when somebody is on it...).

Since Jack Thompson got shutdown there seems to be a limitless supply of retards to take up place to make themselves look stupid attacking a hobby =\
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News Comments > March UDK Adds DirectX 11 and More
10. Re: March UDK Adds DirectX 11 and More Mar 9, 2011, 16:12 RenownWolf
Suddenly_Dead wrote on Mar 9, 2011, 15:30:
IIRC, Epic kept 70% when UDK first came out, but several months ago changed it to the 25/75 split it's at now.

You get access to Unreal Script (which is able to call DLLs if you need something done in C++). It includes all the scripts for UT3, and assets (which you can't use in commercial projects). It's got all the content creation stuff through Unreal Editor and its constituent parts (Kismet, etc.), it's got Scaleform GFx for awesome UIs, it's got physics, it's got FaceFX, it's got a lot of documentation and support. Even without access to the engine's code you've got a lot to work with.

Epic always has had it set to keep 25% of profits after a set amount. It was previously $5,000 of profit after others took their cut, now it's after $50,000.

The assets that come with UDK can now be used as well, that was changed mid/late last year.

I read the WIP section for interests sake, but a few have shown it's very difficult to do anything but a 1st/3rd/perspective game with it. Still interesting to see what people are doing with it.
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News Comments > Blizzard Playing Titan Already
25. Re: Blizzard Playing Titan Already Mar 9, 2011, 15:29 RenownWolf
It's amazing how well Blizzard avoids leaks. The recent leak from China was bad, but that's the worst they have had in years and they managed to deal with that pretty well.

More appeal then WoW? I fear that, it sounds very console moment, but you never know... Be interesting to watch!
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News Comments > Gold - Homefront
47. Re: Gold - Homefront Mar 5, 2011, 10:36 RenownWolf
It's heaps long, and annoying with it's shitty flash loading for each page/video. But this is the timeline leading to homefront from the offical site.

Offical Site Timeline

Imo replace North Korea with China and it could happen, especially since China has history with a majority of the Asian countries and would have no issues taking over Korea + Japan + Indonesia + Thailand + Taiwan etc... which would bring ever more cheap labour and electronic know how. Which could then lead to them taking on the mess that is Russia etc...

The world can change quickly, even if it takes 10 years most are blind to see what is coming *cough* WW2

Gahh after 3 edits can't get link to work properly due to the # copy and paste is your friend.
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News Comments > On Loot Drop
2. Re: On Loot Drop Mar 3, 2011, 11:34 RenownWolf
Yay! After the last fad if MMORPG/FPS and before that RTS games, now it's casual gaming's turn.

Amazing to watch all these companies chasing their own tails all the time. If they though trying to get 200,000 sales from regular gamers at @$50 a pop was hard, try getting millions just to make $1-5 a pop... yay...

Such awful economics =(
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