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Real Name theAntiELVIS   
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Description Evil avatar of an ex-dead rock God
Homepage http://gracelessland.wordpreess.com
Signed On Aug 24, 1999, 00:12
Total Comments 514 (Apprentice)
User ID 473
 
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News Comments > New Condition Zero Developer
100. Re: Valve going bankrupt Oct 12, 2003, 19:30 theAntiELVIS
 
There are some real problems with your math, but the biggest is with your assumption that all that money is just kept in a drawer somewhere.

Any company with $18 mill lying around is going to invest it. They will also have quite a large amount of credit to draw on.

Valve is not hurting.

-tAE-

 
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News Comments > New Condition Zero Developer
99. Re: No subject Oct 12, 2003, 19:17 theAntiELVIS
 
I suspect Levelord can't come by to tell us what's going on - legal issues, I would imagine. I got a communique that had some choice words for various entities involved, but am embargoed from repeating them. What follows is purely my own opinion - I have no professional connection with the parties involved.

Ritual had the thing for about six months or-so after Valve took it from Gearbox. Ritual delivered the game months ago. Valve sat on it, said nothing to Ritual at all about it. They were completely in the dark as to the game's fate. In fact, I'd bet they heard about Turtle Rock taking it the same way we did - on the Internet.

From what I can gather/guess, the HL2 release was so close Valve probably didn't want to compete with themselves for the gamer dollar (well, we know what happened with that). Now, after the HL2 source theft, and the release date being pushed back, Valve is looking for revenue. What do they have on the shelf? CZ, that's what.

Now, do you imagine that Valve didn't keep tabs on what Ritual was doing during the development process? Sound likely? Does it sound likely that they were surprised by what they got? I don't think so. Valve wanted to bury CZ, for their own reasons. The HL2 debacle brought it back to life.

But really, the entire idea was just lame. Another attempt to milk another nickel from the old HL engine. Ritual just tried to save it - but I don't think that was possible. Actually, Ritual does a lot of this "save a mess from itself" work behind the scenes, hiring their people out as consultants.

Valve can't do anything right anymore. Those guys' heads are so swelled they can't wear pull-over shirts. They may be the biggest one-trick pony on Earth - but still a one-trick pony. C-S, probably the best thing they ever released, wasn't done by them. They just bought it. Likewise for Team-Fortress. Just proves the old addage (somewhat altered for this context):

Creativity will get you through times of no money, better than a massive shitload of money will get you through a lack of creativity.

Ritual has the creativity. Valve has the massive shitload of money. 'Nuff said.

-tAE-

 
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News Comments > Gladiator Movies
8. The hospital? Oct 12, 2003, 18:24 theAntiELVIS
 
What is it?

It's a big building full of patients, but that's not important right now...

-tAE-

 
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News Comments > Help Wanted
9. Ritual got SCREWED Oct 10, 2003, 19:31 theAntiELVIS
 
By Activision and EA. They developed new titles in good faith, only to have both these companies, and Valve (who deserve every bit of pain they're suffering right now), yank the rug out from under them.

They responded to an uncertain future the only way they could - doing what had to be done to survive. I don't think they liked it any more than anyone else.

But Ritual does survive. They have what it takes. These are the days when developers go belly-up on a regular basis, but through all the adversity, Ritual keeps going. And they have screwed the fewest amount of people while doing so. Unlike, say, Valve, or Ion Storm, or the scumbag publishers, who make their living by screwing people.

-tAE-

 
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News Comments > Half-Life 2 Delayed
180. T-U-R-N-I-N-G B-L-U-E Sep 25, 2003, 02:18 theAntiELVIS
 
...from laughing...

It's just a small hitch - they just need to re-write the entire engine, and completely re-design the game.

Nothing to it.

HA HA HA HA HA...(gasp gasp)...

More proof that when you have a faucet in your head, your brains tend to leak out.

-tAE-

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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
1. Why? Sep 8, 2003, 21:24 theAntiELVIS
 
Why build a replica of an Apple 1?

I guess unlike mountain climbing, it's because it wasn't there...

-tAE-

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News Comments > Out of the Blue
57. More Ads! Aug 3, 2003, 03:27 theAntiELVIS
 
Go for it. Plaster them everywhere. Put them in-between news items. The more ads the better.

Of course I'm insane - but that has nothing to do with it. I want Blue's News to go on forever, and that can only happen if Blue can pay the bills. And the more money he pulls-in, the more he can do for us, the readers. So the ads are a small price to pay.

Subscriptions don't work. You get a bunch at the start, but then it will decrease continually. Look at the straights a lot of subscription and donation sites are in. And they have to make like PBS and run subscription drives, which is always far more annoying than ads.

Slap 'em on! More ads!

-tAE-

 
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News Comments > Duke Nukem Whenever
149. Try to understand.... May 31, 2003, 00:47 theAntiELVIS
 
....there are some really good reasons why this game has been held-up for so long. Back when DNF was started the technology was entirely different, and the team has had to go back to the drawing board many times.

Why, the port from ancient Babylonian on stone tablets to Egyptian hieroglyphs must have taken forever. And then there was the upgrade from muscle to steam power. I hear they had to re-do the engine for that. And then there was the time George B.'s dog ate the only backup CD....at least, that's what he told Infogrames.

So, c'mon, cut these guys some slack. Hell, most people would have given up on the thing after the Crusades! But George and his team just kept on chugging: through the Renaissance, through the Age of Discovery (I hear a lot of concept art got lost in the move from Spain to the New World), and right on up to the present day. You've got to admire the tenacity and commitment!

-tAE-

 
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News Comments > Consolidation
1. Atarigrames? May 22, 2003, 13:18 theAntiELVIS
 
As an old-time Atarian (Atari 800, Atari ST), this really pisses me off.

I remember when Nolan Bushnell sold-out, and then the Tramiel's took it over (Ataridore). They did make a great computer (though the Amiga was better).

But this latest development is just sad.

-tAE-

 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
38. Re: cat May 22, 2003, 04:05 theAntiELVIS
 
No, no - human litter box.

A see-through chemical toilet. It's practical (you could keep it in the car!), and educational, as you can watch the...er...composting action as it happens.

This could be a solution to the "Jugs of Pee" problem....

-tAE-

 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
35. Sorry about the Jugs of Pee May 19, 2003, 18:05 theAntiELVIS
 
I was on vacation, driving across the country. And I had this REALLY BIG ice chest full of Gatorade...

-tAE-

 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
12. Penis Enlargement? Oct 25, 2002, 14:43 theAntiELVIS
 
I never get any of those.

Damn, that demographic targeting stuff really does work.

 
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News Comments > Sniper Game Fallout
27. Re: I don't see what the problem is Oct 23, 2002, 20:57 theAntiELVIS
 
Well, duh - the game wasn't selling, but right now the .223 ammo is really moving!

Get a clue. Wal-Mart doesn't care if you get KILLED. They just don't want your Mom out front with a picket sign. When it comes to making money, the only hypocrisy is say you're not doing something based on your desire to make money.

Y'know - like claiming to take a game off the shelf because you're so "sensitive". Sensitive to your profits, anyway.

-tAE-

 
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News Comments > Sniper Game Fallout
26. "sensitivity" Oct 23, 2002, 20:51 theAntiELVIS
 
What bullshit. Whenever some spineless corporation is afraid something might affect their bottom line, they suddenly get all "sensitive".

Hard to actually blame them, though, what with the minefield of political correctness we all have to tip-toe through these days.

If the actual police worked as hard as the Thought Police, they'd have caught this guy by now.

And remember, Wal-MArt shoppers, as you are moving through the check-out line - zig-zag.

-tAE-

 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
6. Bacteria Rights Oct 19, 2002, 14:54 theAntiELVIS
 
"By introducing the gene that codes for the protein into the bacteria's DNA, scientists convert the microbes into inexpensive, self-replicating medicine micro-factories."

That's brutal! How can they do this to a living thing?!?

BACTERIA RIGHTS NOW!!!

-tAE-

 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
22. That's 55 miles per HOUR Oct 16, 2002, 15:56 theAntiELVIS
 
...not per minute. If you just make this subtle adjustment, I think your tire smoking stops may subside.

-tAE-

 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
5. Multimedia Fridge Oct 11, 2002, 11:31 theAntiELVIS
 
"Monitor stored foods and expiration dates"

So, I type-in the expiration dates of everything, and then it tells me when that date passes?

If these things have the date printed on them, why can't I just read it?

And having video messages is so much better than a note and a magnet.

I want to scream.

-tAE-

 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
5. Once again... Oct 8, 2002, 11:18 theAntiELVIS
 
Never underestimate the life-killing power of dog urine. Not only will it stunt the growth of plants and children, but it will actually make chrome rust, and cause tires to go flat.

Dog urine is of course less hazardous than the ultimate caustic, dog poo. But science has given us the plastic bag to combat that horror. There is as yet no plug or filtering device available to deal with the fluid menace.

Now, deer poop - that stuff will make your roses grow.

-tAE-

 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
9. Bullshit on the Moon Oct 7, 2002, 11:15 theAntiELVIS
 
"Specialist for lunar studies Richard Hoagland says..."

Read no further. Hoagland is an Art Bell looney.

-tAE-

 
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News Comments > The Game Biz
1. Scorah... Oct 4, 2002, 04:19 theAntiELVIS
 
"...the gentle shark!"

-tAE-

 
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