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Nickname RenownWolf
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Description I make games, I play games
Homepage http://www.renownwolf.com
Signed On Jul 4, 2007, 12:52
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News Comments > Rockstar San Diego Revolt
39. Re: Rockstar San Diego Revolt Jan 12, 2010, 00:30 RenownWolf
 
"The villagers are revolting!"

"Yes they are."
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
5. IGN - Why PC? Jan 9, 2010, 16:58 RenownWolf
 
I see a lot of their comments and such mention "setting up your system, driver issues, system config" etc... as a negative for PC gaming. I hear this everyhwere....

I gotta say though, I installed Win 7 64bit on release, Windows update nabbed the latest Nvidia drivers for my card (heck it even did my monitor, mouse, keyboard, sound, lan, and motherboard chipset) and away I went.... I haven't done SFA (well now I have my dev tools with VS 2005, DX SDKs and others).

Games that use DX9 come with a auto installer anyway, so that was taken care of as I installed my first DX9 game on the fresh system. I had all my steam stuff backed up and copied a folder across, installed steam into that folder and let itself update. BAM 20 games installed and I clicked PASTE once, and next a few times on an installer.

Where are people having issues? I personally don't get many, sometimes games are buggy, but that's a fault of the developer/hardware vendor usually (ie patch fixes it, or driver update) which is generally automatic these days.

** Actually just remembered something... issues with punkbuster for BF2... I always hated punk buster... they were so freakin slow with support for win7 and it required some hacky action beyond a avg user imo.
 
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News Comments > Warcraft Movie Speculation
9. Re: Warcraft Movie Speculation Jan 8, 2010, 13:04 RenownWolf
 
Okay Blue you win, forget what I said. It does appear to stand a chance.

*slams fist on table* I'll get you next time Gadget!
 
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News Comments > Warcraft Movie Speculation
6. Re: Warcraft Movie Speculation Jan 8, 2010, 11:27 RenownWolf
 
That's true Blue, just seems games to movies doesn't appear to work well at all.

Only thing that I really liked thus far was Resident Evil the first movie, and that's because I've only played the first game and bearly remember the story.

Raimi has got a good track record though. Do we know who is doing the writing?
 
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News Comments > Warcraft Movie Speculation
4. Re: Warcraft Movie Speculation Jan 8, 2010, 09:46 RenownWolf
 
InBlack... I got as far as "bring back Ash" and was all "Ohh yeah the original pokemon rocked!" then realised you meant the more awesome than awesome Evil Dead series.

After the horror that was the dungeon siege movie, I don't have high hopes for a Warcraft movie and with the Halo movie being canned I doubt it'll see the light.

District 9 has a great game style influence and I think the writers should aim for that as opposed to direct to screen attempts, create a new world using the other as a basis. Then again... Where are the god damn CG movies based on games.

Metal Gear Solid could be 4 movies by now with quality visuals and a addictive storyline (in my opinion). However, I don't own a PS3 and nobody will lend me theirs and hiring one costs a bundle around here.
 
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News Comments > Valve December 2009 Hardware Survey
13. Re: Valve December 2009 Hardware Survey Jan 8, 2010, 09:38 RenownWolf
 
All systems I setup now are x64 win7.

Personally I am running 8gig of ram, but that's for dealing with playing with my dev tools and modeling work. I have to say it would be a giggle to try multibox WoW now that I have quad core and all that ram and a new video card (GTX275).

Before I was running a 7900 and a dual core with 2gig of ram, the difference can be felt now as I can run pretty much anything in the highest of settings.

Just seeing the stats is awesome from a development point of view, knowing what customers have capability wise and being able to target who you want. I'd like to see those with DX10 cards and win XP moving to Windows 7 and we might finally be moving to DX10 min requirement (DX11 is very nice, but at least getting to DX10 would be a start).

Then again DX9 is doing it's job nicely considering it's age, it would be nice to skip DX10 support and go straight to D11, which looks likely in the next year or so.
 
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News Comments > Gatherings & Competitions
7. Re: Gatherings & Competitions Jan 7, 2010, 14:59 RenownWolf
 
I only look forward to it in any capcaity to state in game.

"He's dead Jim"
 
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News Comments > Planet Calypso Space Station Sells for $330K
8. Re: Planet Calypso Space Station Sells for $330K Jan 1, 2010, 01:20 RenownWolf
 
Ruffiana has it. The majority of MMOs give you access to what you pay for, not the ownership of it.

Think of it more as "I lease my WoW toon" rather than "I own my wow toon". Just like the company that leases the car to person, if that person then uses it for ram raiding the car company can take back the car and refuse to give it back although the person has paid for it for the next month.

Then again you've got that nutter who tries to sue sony etc.. for loss of enjoyment when he gets himself banned. Ahh litigation is fun!
 
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News Comments > Battlezone 2 Anniversary
7. Re: Battlezone 2 Anniversary Dec 30, 2009, 08:00 RenownWolf
 
I've been trying to get a copy of this for awhile (legit) and haven't managed yet. I loved BZ and only got to try BZ2 at a mates place but loved it.

Rather sad this never really went anywhere beyond the BZ series for a game genre mixup.

Too bad Pandemic is gone too, they are local boys for me too. Even was considering applying there when I finish my degree.
 
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News Comments > On Duke Nukem's Future
35. Re: On Duke Nukem's Future Dec 27, 2009, 09:41 RenownWolf
 
Ledge wrote on Dec 27, 2009, 01:36:
Blue, surely your not desperate for news stories, that you need to post something like this. I know its news, but gamers are sick of hearing anything 3drealms/duke nukem forever, especially a statement like that.

Don't like it, don't read it. Why waste the time making a comment like that.

Blue and co do a good job, and just because one thing isn't of your taste doesn't mean it isn't others so stop being so selfish and be thankful for what is given.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
16. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 23, 2009, 00:26 RenownWolf
 
Heh, glad we don't have those issues here. The Australian Governemnt already banned snow as it was considered too violent for younger audiences especially considering the snowball weapons and sexual acts.

Ahh Australia, todays paradise, tomorrows future.
 
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News Comments > Mercenary Wars Open Beta
2. Re: Mercenary Wars Open Beta Dec 23, 2009, 00:16 RenownWolf
 
I believe the unreal mod you're trying to think of is Strike Force.

Fun little mod, too bad it never really took off compares to CS.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
3. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 19, 2009, 20:32 RenownWolf
 
It's amazing how these social networks come and go.

Facebook/myspace/twitter aren't my ball game at all. Then again, I do try to avoid saying retarded comments. I guess growing up on the net with trolls, forum mods and just plain evil sobs has taught me to watch my tongue on the net because it all comes back to bite me in the ass =D

Then again, I'd rather my private moments be private and my future employers don't decline my oppotunity to be employed due to my facebook promoting "lol drunk weekend ftw!" or "taking sickie cause of mad concert".

There is a thing to be said about personal interaction, but I did meet my fiancee via the internet (she did live local however).
 
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News Comments > Nuclear Dawn Trailer
1. Re: Nuclear Dawn Trailer Dec 18, 2009, 03:09 RenownWolf
 
Isn't this the same mod that's been in development for years? Going retail is cool, but they haven't excatly proved they can release a product within a reasonable time frame.

Then again, maybe their goal the whole time was to create a standalone game.
 
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News Comments > ZeniMax Publishing RAGE
6. Re: ZeniMax Publishing RAGE Dec 15, 2009, 16:18 RenownWolf
 
Kind of expected this, don't know if id gave the rights to EA and would have to back out.

Ravenrex EA haven't done that in awhile, they just make a noise "baaadoing" or something.

All publishers publish some crap games, then again, crap is subjective just like good. =)
 
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News Comments > Australian R18+ Debate
10. Re: Australian R18+ Debate Dec 14, 2009, 22:41 RenownWolf
 
Ventura, I know this isn't the right news post and it's a week late.

But your comment about the MW2 on steam costing $89.99USD is because of the current exchange rate for aust. They still want to charge us the usual $100+ AUD for the game and with our exchange hovering around 90+ cents to the US dollar that's how they do it.

Sigh, screwed on ratings and on prices.
 
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News Comments > Australian R18+ Debate
2. Re: Australian R18+ Debate Dec 14, 2009, 11:42 RenownWolf
 
Myself and my brother are going to make submissions. He's only 17 but he cares about it just as much.

Adult games for adults, I am fine with them banning pedo-rape simulators and alike, but games are entertainment just like books and movies.

Guess we can finally be counted (you know assuming they don't just ignore us heh).

Good luck fellow Australians!
 
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News Comments > Reports: Bethesda's Interplay Injunction Denied [Updated]
10. Re: Reports: Bethesda's Interplay Injunction Denied Dec 11, 2009, 13:53 RenownWolf
 
I'd rather be interested in the actual judges ruling as it's usually full of reasoning as to why each part of the motion was denied.

I'm no pro but I do pay attention to the missus when she's blabbering about her law studies and the judges reasoning can sometimes be the most insane yet awesome thing you've heard.

Then again, you can also see where the appeals come from when a judge just rambles and gives no decent reasoning (suggests that they either have no idea what to think, were too tired or would rather let the appeal judges figure the mess out).
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
4. Re: Op Ed Dec 10, 2009, 10:54 RenownWolf
 
A bit dry on an actual point that was. Like reading the funnies in the newspaper.

Indies never disappeared really, but now they don't rely on a big publisher to bring it to retail with the internet now so widespread and people having decent speeds to download the games they want to try without pressure ($50us/$100aud price tag).

Good luck to the indies I say, sometimes KISS is the right path indeed.
 
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News Comments > Stargate Resistance Revealed
12. Re: Stargate Resistance Revealed Dec 10, 2009, 00:17 RenownWolf
 
I wouldn't say horrid =\

But it looks a few years old, more like it was designed around the q3 era. Playstation 2 game maybe? heh.
 
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