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Real Name Ben Jarivnen   
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Nickname RenownWolf
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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 > Ships Ahoy - Stargate Resistance
4. Re: Ships Ahoy - Stargate Resistance Feb 15, 2010, 21:09 RenownWolf
Actually I'm suprised there are no review up already. Most games on release have heaps of reviews and at least some from major sites which got press releases.

Guess they are hoping the IP will sell it before they have to worry about gameplay.
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News Comments > Chris Taylor's Kings and Castles Announced
1. Re: Chris Taylor's Kings and Castles Announced Feb 15, 2010, 10:44 RenownWolf
Eh how about finishing SCom2 first?  
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News Comments > Safety Dance
8. Re: Safety Dance Feb 12, 2010, 13:16 RenownWolf
From a development point of view, DX10/11 is much nicer than DX9. So you can expect as the number of Win7 installs increase the number of games using DX11 will increase.

Just to note it's not so much about the added features, but simply because DX11 does make a fair few things easier for the developers to create games with.

Then again, I'm running Win7 on everything now (Win 7 starter on the netbook) and am slowly converting everybody I can. My inlaws now have it and they think it's fantastic considering they learnt how to use UAC to their advantage. My rule for free tech support is "Always say no when it pops up without my permission", it's not the be all and end all but it will save me lots of effort.

2 months so far and they haven't got any adware or spyware yet but now they can use it they want me to make some custom items for the farm to track growing levels and a database for the mother inlaws childcare business. Yay...
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News Comments > NCsoft Profits Soar
3. Re: NCsoft Profits Soar Feb 10, 2010, 18:31 RenownWolf
Mmmm... WTB Jesus mmo with water walking abilities!

Something cool about walking around wearing a dress with a rope belt and having a beard!
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News Comments > "Supernanny" Takes on Violent Games
17. Re: "Supernanny" Takes on Violent Games Feb 10, 2010, 18:29 RenownWolf
I grew up watching things I shouldn't (18+ horror movies at age 9), playing violent video games (Doom, Quake etc..) and yet out of my friends I'm the most grounded. I disapprove of violence unless in defence of myself or even more so my better half.

Games haven't harmed me, if anything they helped when in school I had an issue with a person I'd go kill some people in Quake rather then battle it out.

Then again, there was kids at school who had issues regardless if they were copying movies, games or even their parents (it's amazing how many kids still get beat on by their parents).

Self control is key, just because seeing somebody being killed on a video game doesn't mean I'll laugh like a mad man and ask for more when somebody dies in the street. Then again, I've always been curious to see a car accident, but that's more because I just never get to see one take place infront of my own eyes.
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News Comments > Op Ed
11. Re: Op Ed Feb 5, 2010, 22:24 RenownWolf
But the much more important question is why Microsoft, Americaís most famous and prosperous technology company, no longer brings us the future, whether itís tablet computers like the iPad, e-books like Amazonís Kindle, smartphones like the BlackBerry and iPhone, search engines like Google, digital music systems like iPod and iTunes or popular Web services like Facebook and Twitter.

Lol this guy is an idiot. My previous phone ran Windows Mobile, it beats the crap out of what I've used of the iphone and the nokia os I have on my new phone. Plenty of tablet pcs coming with windows on them, I believe Bing is their search engine, MSN Messenger and it's tools are fairly popular (they aren't facebook, but they work plenty fine), and the latest version of their mp3 player is actually quite nice.

And dare I say it, Xbox Live has changed the multiplayer console game completely. I don't personally want to pay for it, but I agree it's a well designed system.

Bahh iPad.... the iWasteoftime.
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News Comments > Over a Million League of Legends Downloads
5. Re: Over a Million League of Legends Downloads Feb 4, 2010, 15:12 RenownWolf
So if you can get all parts for free who will they make money? I realise a lot of people will pay the cash to get the champions asap.

They'll either have to add more heros or more reasons to use points. Just interested in it mostly for the business aspect of how this will work vs the usual pay $20 and own everything model.
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
22. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 3, 2010, 01:06 RenownWolf
Science: 10 Amazing Space Projects from NASA and Beyond.

Mmm... I had heard they canceled going back to the moon. In my opinion they should as it would give the Americans a big boost in the ego department which they kind of need (Yes blah blah Americans evil etc...). But after the economic issues they have had and the impact that has been made on them (really bailing out the guys who fucked up and leaving the littles guys screwed??).

Go back to the moon, have a big party with all the fanfare. Be the Americans of the past. Start building a moonbase and say "The moon, land of the free" just to do it.

If the chinese or Russians get there first they'll take it, and you bet they'd have far more deaths and issues then the Americans due to their attitudes on their people and safety.

Sorry for the mini-rant, but I am big into humans surpassing our current way of life and expanding into the universe but I don't believe the Russians or Chinese are likely to do it right.
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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
7. Re: Morning Mobilization Feb 1, 2010, 17:00 RenownWolf
I had a conversation with a customer at work at the iPad. He already owns a iMac and he sees this as a awesome new item.

My biggest gripe is the lack of flash support... that in itself could be the winner for apple if included. People like youtube, those crazy flash games, or even those retarded e-cards.

It reminds me of the early days where you would only find Java on phones (ohh wait). They want to control the platform which is fine, but they need to know when choices are relevant to the user.

Honestly... my cheapy smartphone from Nokia Supports flash ffs.
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
3. Re: Morning Metaverse Feb 1, 2010, 14:26 RenownWolf

I'm there....
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News Comments > Op Ed
5. Re: Op Ed Jan 31, 2010, 09:46 RenownWolf
Games are art if the creator calls it art. No doubt somebody will see it and agree or disagree, this is the case with all art since art was even called art.

It doesn't matter if some critic calls it not art, as long as one does and the creator thinks it as such.

Forget the naysayers and just do what you love and create more beautiful gaming art my friends.
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News Comments > Battlefield Bad Company 2 CTD Workaround
24. Re: Battlefield Bad Company 2 CTD Workaround Jan 29, 2010, 10:02 RenownWolf
Mmm... Interesting to see they fked the game browser again. I remember the issues with BF2 and that... ohh wait they are still an issue.

Dice really needs to rip some of that stuff out and start from stratch. Even with the 1.5 patch BF2 still has the Coloured tag bug.

Sigh, guess I'll pass on this from the sounds of things. I'll still to BF2 and BF2142. Though the cheaters in BF2 are unbearable.
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News Comments > Hei$t $crapped
5. Re: Hei$t $crapped Jan 28, 2010, 16:22 RenownWolf
Wow... due the end of 2007, that is just a little late.

Makes you wonder what happened because that's a fair bit of lag time.
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
13. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 28, 2010, 15:55 RenownWolf
strich wrote on Jan 28, 2010, 12:48:
please, i don't want to be a hog. you can keep it a little longer.

funny t-shirt. mine just arrived in the mail.,171887492

50 points for anyone that knows the reference. without cheating.

Just don't Blink =)
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News Comments > PC & Mac StarCraft II on One DVD
13. Re: PC & Mac StarCraft II on One DVD Jan 28, 2010, 15:19 RenownWolf
A downloader for patches would be fine, but using the downloader to share the actual games to others is a bit annoying imo.

After being on previous connections here in Aust that method is cruel to the general user as some of our major isps count usage in both directions (yep, up and down).

Ontopic: I remember playing WC2 against my friend on his mac and me on my pc back in the day. At least blizz does support them, even though personally macs are not for me.
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News Comments > Red 5 Layoffs?
1. Re: Red 5 Layoffs? Jan 27, 2010, 11:11 RenownWolf
Does anybody know anything about this? I mean inregards to what they were actually doing.

They appeared... did nothing and still haven't got anything to show, good 4 years or so now. That's enough for an FPS with it's own engine or 2 with a premade engine.
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
2. Re: Evening Tech Bits Jan 27, 2010, 01:05 RenownWolf
Eww intel graphics.

Built a pc for the missus parents recently with a intel mobo (they didn't have what I needed in stock so settled for the intel) which came with Intel onboard... First action, disable onboard video, install a nice ATI card.

Now they have access to anything upto DirectX 9.x games wise. Although they aren't big gamers, at least they have the ability to run it and also do HD videos without lagging the pc to hell and back.
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News Comments > On Steam Exchange Rates
9. Re: On Steam Exchange Rates Jan 25, 2010, 00:31 RenownWolf
Agreed there Grokk. I am an Australian with the same issue.

$50us, sure why not... $100au GET STUFFED!

With a rate of .92 to the us dollar I should be paying around $55. Heck $60 if they wannt throw GST into the mix.

I just don't purchase those games, I still can't understand $120 Xbox 360 games... I own 3 games for my 360 and that's why (I waited until these games went platium for $40).

$80 (around $60us last year) is about the most I would pay, but $100 bah!
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News Comments > Op Ed
19. Re: Op Ed Jan 24, 2010, 12:16 RenownWolf
Having a lady of the house tends to stop massive gaming sessions. Mowing the lawn, washing the pets, trolling the supermarket for real food etc... tends to kill those massive 10 hour play sessions on weekends.

Then again, if she's in the thick of it with you I guess it could be different. My missus plays, but prefers to watch especially in FPS's and Strats. Not enough good co-ops around =D

It reminds me off Sins of a Solar Empire matches... 6 hours for a good match, but I don't have that kind of time these days. I use to play Wow too but stopped. It was a massive time sink and I was always behind the curve because I was "casual" meaning I couldn't collect all the gear required within the time frame.

Sold all my characters in the end (I botted some, because you don't know what it's really about until top level imo).

Wow isn't a lifestyle, it's just a game and should be treated as such. I stick to short action games now, or a epic story I can complete on my own time. I never want the feeling of 9-24 people waiting on me to complete a task that is meant to be "enjoyable". Then again I work and enjoy that when working on a project but that has structure (9 to 5, 5 days a week) that allows you to live a life without giving up things that matter more imo.
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News Comments > Aussie Attorney-General Slams Gamers
13. Re: Aussie Attorney-General Slams Gamers Jan 24, 2010, 09:30 RenownWolf
Actually my copy of Fight Club has a pink bar of soap. I swear it speaks to me and makes me to evils.

Washing oneself is the truest form of all evil. FEAR THE SHOWER.

With MA15+ the way it is these days, you hardly need R18+ anymore. Too bad with games they are stricter than movies, at least in my opinion.
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