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Signed On Mar 17, 2008, 21:55
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News Comments > Steam Summer Camp Sale Begins
52. Re: Steam Summer Camp Sale Begins Jul 1, 2011, 14:12 JohnnyRotten
 
Anything for the 7/1 sale day that is worth checking out?  
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News Comments > EVE Online Player Exodus?
46. Re: EVE Online Player Exodus? Jun 29, 2011, 17:44 JohnnyRotten
 
I loaded up excel, but what currency does what crashed it....  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
9. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 25, 2011, 17:16 JohnnyRotten
 
grangle..  
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News Comments > Civilization V Patch Today
7. Re: Civilization V Patch Today Mar 1, 2011, 20:10 JohnnyRotten
 
Verno wrote on Mar 1, 2011, 15:57:
Performance is really increased, they weren't kidding around. No more lag while turns process and the actual processing itself is sped up quite a bit. I'll look into the AI changes more tonight but it didn't seem like much in the patch notes unfortunately.

Let me know if they fixed the idiot unit AI. I quit playing on a huge map where everyone did the denounce/war thing on me, and I held off 6 AI player armies with 7 units on immortal. They did manage to pillage a single mine however...


 
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News Comments > Portal 2 Preorders, Specs
41. Re: Portal 2 Preorders, Specs Feb 15, 2011, 20:40 JohnnyRotten
 
Drezden wrote on Feb 14, 2011, 18:07:
I liked Portal, don't get me wrong, when it was part of the Orange box and came with TF2 and Episode 2.... I loved the humor and everything.

I just don't see Portal 2 as being worthy of a 50 dollar price tag alone. It's a puzzle game, Doesn't matter how long it is.

I was hoping for the Orange(r)(er)(er) box myself. Such is life...
 
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News Comments > DC Universe Online SOE's "Fastest Selling Game Ever"
14. Re: DC Universe Online SOE's Jan 24, 2011, 12:10 JohnnyRotten
 
Mead wrote on Jan 24, 2011, 11:32:
I didnt even go back to the beta after a couple hours of bog-standard missions.

But who knows, it might hang on for quite a while. There's just no telling these days.

Same. It just seemed so dammed bland. I couldn't even bothered to play the free beta version more then a few times.

You really got to hit it out of the park these days to pull in longtime subs, and this game just seemed more of the same.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
10. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 14, 2011, 16:45 JohnnyRotten
 
I've got a set of 26" Westinghouse monitors that are complete crap.

Let us know which way you go Blue, I'm curious to see whats out there that's good.
 
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News Comments > DC Universe Online Trailer
21. Re: DC Universe Online Trailer Jan 12, 2011, 20:13 JohnnyRotten
 
My short review based on the PC Beta:

Meh

My longer review:

It's ok. Nothing special.

 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
4. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 8, 2011, 16:27 JohnnyRotten
 
I'm going cowboys, bucs, broncos, dolphins.

What do you mean they aren't playing?
 
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News Comments > Minecraft Nears 1 Million Sales, New Mine OS
38. Re: Minecraft Nears 1 Million Sales, New Mine OS Jan 6, 2011, 16:03 JohnnyRotten
 
Beamer wrote on Jan 6, 2011, 15:21:
how Notch hasn't informed buyers about what they are getting,

You unsurprisingly missed the whole point of that discussion.

I got it fine - you complained that the seller of the product hadn't properly represented what the purchaser was getting for his $ (which was just silly considering the number of times the developer went out of his way to explain it):

Notch hasn't informed buyers about what they are getting

Beamer wrote on Jan 6, 2011, 15:21:
He really doesn't like this game. And he'll write pages and bring an army of strawmen to prove that you shouldn't like it either.

You unsurprisingly seem to not grasp what a strawman is.

The Straw Man fallacy is committed when a person simply ignores a person's actual position and substitutes a distorted, exaggerated or misrepresented version of that position.

Actually, rereading some of your stuff, I should have gone with bad analogies as the more prevalent. Here's a mix of both. You really are concerned what would we do if...


What no one is talking about...

What would have you guys done...

It's just not simcity

It's not legos

If Firestone tires were just beta

asking for money then hiding behind "beta! beta!"

What if Fallout: New Vegas and the Gears of War port were still marked as Beta today


Beamer wrote on Jan 6, 2011, 15:21:
Sorry if you just want to sit around discussing how awesome something is without being critical and moving beyond merely the game itself.

That would be a classic straw man argument. Oh the internet irony.

I didn't say any such thing. I didn't indicate any position in my post pro or con Minecraft. Just that you really disliked the game.
 
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News Comments > Minecraft Nears 1 Million Sales, New Mine OS
35. Re: Minecraft Nears 1 Million Sales, New Mine OS Jan 5, 2011, 19:52 JohnnyRotten
 
Kosumo wrote on Jan 5, 2011, 00:08:
4 out of 25 (26 now) post are from you Beamer and you don't even like the game.

It's not you kind of game, there is no difficulty in it for you.

So why are you posting 4 out of 25 time in a thread about a game that you don't seem to care for at all? Should you not be killing people and conquering stuff and hanging out with people.

Your so uber with your "imagine far better things before falling asleep than anyone could build in years of MineCraft"

You win, next time we should make the thread more difficult.

Verno wrote on Jan 5, 2011, 09:04:
Why are you counting his posts? That's just bizarre and a bit creepy. The content matters, not the post count. He's on topic and you're just trolling. If you don't like what he has to say then criticize that.

I think it's a valid criticism. If we have a minecraft post by Blue, you have Beamer telling us how unimaginative the game is, how Notch hasn't informed buyers about what they are getting, how the core elements of the game are horrible (combat, crafting, etc), how dying in a car accident has some equivalence to purchasing the product, etc, etc, etc.

He really doesn't like this game. And he'll write pages and bring an army of strawmen to prove that you shouldn't like it either.

It's funny stuff though, so I say keep on posting. I can't wait to find out how I'm supporting terrorism by purchasing the game.

This comment was edited on Jan 5, 2011, 23:39.
 
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News Comments > Minecraft Nears 1 Million Sales, New Mine OS
34. Re: Minecraft Nears 1 Million Sales, New Mine OS Jan 5, 2011, 19:48 JohnnyRotten
 
Beamer wrote on Jan 4, 2011, 18:05:
The thing is that, once it's built, that's it. With MineCraft it's just you and a bunch of sheep - the building is up to you but the adventure is all Notch's imagination, not yours.

Two words:
Sssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssss
Boom
 
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News Comments > EA Server Shutdowns
34. Re: EA Server Shutdowns Jan 5, 2011, 19:44 JohnnyRotten
 
Dev wrote on Jan 5, 2011, 14:04:
No surprise that EA still is doing this. They've done it pretty much every year. If its so incredibly expensive to keep a game server up (which I doubt, I mean they could just run 50 servers in VMware setups), then how about if they do proper dedicated server setups so people can run their own servers? Then all they need to do is run a master server list, and even that can be changed as times move on. Like valve redid the server stuff (including the master server list setup) for half life 1 and CS when steam came out.

The Advocate wrote on Jan 5, 2011, 11:51:
Verno wrote on Jan 5, 2011, 11:36:

So what would be the business excuse for not releasing the server executables then?

Protection of intellectual property rights. If you give the methodology of an ongoing process or tangible good away for free, then there is the possibility that, in a court of law, it can be construed that you have released it in to the public domain.

Whether those of us that live in reality see it that way or not, it's all about covering your ass legally.

After all, you can't terrorize and sue the shit out of Grandma for "piracy" if your property has been deemed to be in the public domain.
So that means that every single freeware and shareware program (and hey even demos!) are automatically in public domain and no one owns the copyright on them since they are given away for free? Wow cool, because if stuff is in the public domain, I can just repackage it and sell it as my own and then I own the copyright. I'm gonna be a millionaire then.

Yeah, the original post could be summed up as "internet lawyer making shit up". Free is NOT automatically equal to releasing into the public domain.
 
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News Comments > Shafer and Stern Join Stardock
2. Re: Shafer and Stern Join Stardock Jan 4, 2011, 20:21 JohnnyRotten
 
I'm having huge problems with the diplomacy in the latest patch. About 150-200 turns in, every AI turns against me and each other, regardless of former relationships.

Basically unplayable atmo
 
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News Comments > No XP Battlefield 3?
119. Re: No XP Battlefield 3? Jan 4, 2011, 09:32 JohnnyRotten
 
Dev wrote on Jan 3, 2011, 09:58:
Here, go nuts:
http://www.jam-software.com/freeware/index.shtml
Its a program called TreeSize that shows you gigabytes taken up by each folder (look at the screenshot to the right) in a nice graphical list format.

Sweetness! A program I like because it lays the disk or folder usage out in a nice pie chart is: http://sourceforge.net/projects/treepie/

Dev wrote on Jan 3, 2011, 09:58:
You'll notice that the win 7 WINDOWS folder alone is going to be like 20 gigs or more, and thats not the only part of a windows install.

You can probably get a virgin install down to 5GB, but a working install is going to grow quickly. Plan for at LEAST 20GB of space for the operating system, more if you do anything that requires big installer caches or updated help files from M/S (Visual Studio, MSSMS, etc). You simply can't move or delete some things without causing downrange issues. Trying to change the sysvol size on the fly is tricky.

On the plus side, a 2TB disk is around $100 these days, so disk space shouldn't be the pivotal point in a build out these days.
 
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News Comments > PC Leading BC2: Vietnam Battle for Hastings
11. Re: PC Leading BC2: Vietnam Battle for Hastings Dec 29, 2010, 13:24 JohnnyRotten
 
venomhed wrote on Dec 29, 2010, 11:52:
BF3 better be everything BF2 was and more, however:

If BF3 suffers from the same blatant hacking as BF2 did, many people will stop playing it after year 1.

Last time I got on BF2 an assault chopper could shoot 2 missiles at a time with 99% accuracy every 10 seconds. 1 man had 100+ kills and 1 death. He also denied hacking...

Ya, BF2 is like that really hot girlfriend you had.... that gave you herpes.

Agree. They could release BF3 with the only improvement being working anti-hack/aimbot/wallbot protection, and I'd buy it. I love FPS games for the first week or so, then the cheats come out, and the game becomes so compromised that it isn't worth playing.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
19. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 26, 2010, 00:46 JohnnyRotten
 
Happy Festivus everyone!!!  
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News Comments > On Sale
33. Re: On Sale Dec 24, 2010, 11:41 JohnnyRotten
 
Creston wrote on Dec 24, 2010, 00:28:
Opflash Dragon Rising is 3 bucks today. that's just stupid value.

Creston

Creston - read mixed reviews on that one. I'm an ArmaII fan - is it worth picking up?

Never mind. It's a lousy three bucks. Buying it.
 
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News Comments > Minecraft Enters Beta
42. Re: Minecraft Enters Beta Dec 21, 2010, 18:27 JohnnyRotten
 
Beamer wrote on Dec 21, 2010, 16:57:
No one is answering what would happen if you bought a game at retail, or from Steam, marked "beta."

Bad attempt at an equivalence. A closer one would be "What if you bought a game at retail, or from Steam, that was marked "Alpha", had repeated, easily found on the sellers website (nearly impossible to miss) references to the state of the game and its development cycle, had a free demo from which to make a determination about quality, and when you wanted to purchase, warned you last time about the state of the game?"*

* This doesn't mention the simple due diligence that the purchaser could do away from the seller's website - reviews, previews, blogs, how to articles, you tube videos, etc. The entire wealth of the internet is there for the buyer who wants to be informed.

Not exactly a black box purchase. The man has done everything possible except come to your house personally to explain what you are paying for.

What would happen if you bought this game and then complained about the state of it? I would say self inflicted ignorance is not bliss.
 
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News Comments > Minecraft Enters Beta
41. Re: Minecraft Enters Beta Dec 21, 2010, 18:18 JohnnyRotten
 
Creston wrote on Dec 21, 2010, 11:59:
You realize you just confirmed his story, which you accused of being "made up", right?

I read his original comment as going to beta as a reason for changing the ORIGINAL terms of the sale; having reread his post I see that I misread it. The verbiage "the conditions governing the sale" threw me off. I read that sentence as the past tense form. ("the conditions governing future sales" maybe?)

Sorry Ventura. Thanks for the pickup Creston.

 
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