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Signed On May 21, 2000, 15:34
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News Comments > Assassin's Creed Revelations Announced
25. Re: Assassin's Creed Revelations Announced May 5, 2011, 16:09 Tom
 
Verno wrote on May 5, 2011, 13:43:
I think they've done everything they can with Rome unless we're going to get into modern era Mafia stuff. I'd like to see feudal Japan but that will never happen as Joe Everyman can't identify with anything there but the sword

This is the game for that:
http://www.gamefaqs.com/ps3/943326-ryu-ga-gotoku-kenzan

Unfortunately, you'll need to learn Japanese first.
 
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News Comments > Open Source Beyond Protocol and Star Alliances
6. Re: Open Source Beyond Protocol and Star Alliances May 4, 2011, 16:25 Tom
 
Clancy wrote on May 4, 2011, 15:51:
Could have been a worse license. I am still in shock that this is all VB code.
I had no idea anyone would use VB for a MMO...and since it is written in VB, most linux people couldn't really run it, and I don't think mono is of use here. Hmmm.

I'm assuming you understand the difference between VB and VB.NET - they're very different. Anyway, if this stuff doesn't run on Linux, it's not because the code is VB.NET.

This open-source train sim (previously mentioned on Blue's News) works on Windows, Mac, and Linux and is written in C#. It could just as easily have been written in VB.NET:
http://openbve.trainsimcentral.co.uk/downloads.html

If Mono isn't "of use", it's due to decisions made by the developers other than choice of programming language. Mono works fine with VB.NET.
 
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News Comments > Duke Nukem Forever Specs
18. Re: Duke Nukem Forever Specs May 3, 2011, 17:49 Tom
 
Somehow I think graphics are going to be the least of this game's problems. It's still sad that anyone would expect post-DX9 level graphics from it, though. Helllloooooooo....... Learn a little history, please.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
11. Re: Out of the Blue Apr 29, 2011, 15:13 Tom
 
Hey, at least the British have something left to kind of rally around and feel patriotic about, now that their empire is gone.

What will Americans have left to celebrate once the United States has completed its fall from power?
 
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News Comments > Diablo III in the "Home Stretch"
16. Re: Diablo III in the Apr 28, 2011, 12:48 Tom
 
Stormsinger wrote on Apr 28, 2011, 11:03:
Crunching is when the magic happens? What a load of crap...

Crunching is nothing more than shitty project management. It's purely a sign of incompetence, not something positive.

It's also a result of too many people willing to put up with a crap work environment just because it means they get to work on games. For every person who resists crunch, how many people are there who would jump at the opportunity?
 
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News Comments > Evening Consolidation
7. Re: Evening Consolidation Apr 26, 2011, 23:06 Tom
 
Creston wrote on Apr 26, 2011, 22:16:
but I sync passwords between systems, so yeah, I get the joy of changing all of them.

That's an interesting way of saying you use the same password for all your stuff. Maybe you shouldn't be giving Sony advice about network security.
 
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News Comments > Portal 2 User Review Backlash
87. Re: Portal 2 User Review Backlash Apr 20, 2011, 15:30 Tom
 
Graham wrote on Apr 20, 2011, 13:47:
Tom wrote on Apr 20, 2011, 13:41:
I ended up having to unplug my racing pedals which I normally leave plugged in all the time.

Submit a bug report. I think we can probably take it as gospel that NO ONE at Valve has racing pedals always plugged into their PC all the time. This isn't a console-related problem, it's actually the very epitome of a PC-related problem: a mostly-open environment wherein many variables (like random input hardware) can be connected. The very fact that there isn't a way to turn the "controller" off indicates that the addition of controller options was an afterthought.

You've kind of proved the opposite of the case you hoped to make here.

Actually I think you proved my point. Developers making PC games are well aware of the open nature of the PC and rarely make such stupid assumptions as every controller being plugged in must be used for gameplay (with no way to turn it off, even!). Developers making console games are used to dealing with a relatively closed environment and generally don't have to deal with such issues.

This is an amateur mistake and I'm surprised to see it from Valve. The rest of the game is incredibly polished. I think if the game wasn't targeting consoles so heavily, this never would've happened.

Btw, my rating of the game overall is an 8 or 9 so far. I haven't finished it yet but even if it is relatively short, I'm not going to fault it too much for that. I'd rather have a shorter extremely polished experience than something long and mediocre.
 
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News Comments > Portal 2 User Review Backlash
53. Re: Portal 2 User Review Backlash Apr 20, 2011, 13:41 Tom
 
I wouldn't say the game is a console port but it definitely suffers from console-related problems. I started up the game last night for the first time, started the little tutorial at the beginning, and my view kept constantly drifting upward. I ended up having to unplug my racing pedals which I normally leave plugged in all the time. Apparently the game thought they were an XBox 360 controller. There didn't seem to be any in-game setting to disable this stupid behavior. Hello? PC? Mouse and keyboard. I don't need no stinking controller.

This wasn't the first game to suffer from this problem, but it doesn't usually happen with FPS's and it certainly didn't happen with Portal 1 or any other Source engine game.
 
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News Comments > Portal 2 Store
2. Re: Portal 2 Store Apr 19, 2011, 12:36 Tom
 
They need a robot horse.  
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
2. Re: How to solve Windows 7 crashes in minutes. Apr 18, 2011, 11:13 Tom
 
That's like solving depression with suicide.  
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News Comments > Portal 2 Countdown Ends, New One Begins
12. Re: Portal 2 Countdown Ends, New One Begins Apr 15, 2011, 12:57 Tom
 
Hey, y'all will be lucky if the game ISN'T DELAYED, let alone released early. This is Valve we're talking about here, right?

My reaction was... this is another out of many efforts Valve has been making to bring attention to indie games. And in this case they're tying it in with the launch of their own game in a creative way. I doubt I'll buy any of that stuff now but I might remember a name or two and eventually buy one someday.

To complain that you're not playing Portal 2 right now, BEFORE its release date... have just a smidgen of patience. Don't you have enough games to play right now anyway?
 
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News Comments > Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning Gameplay Trailer
12. Re: Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning Gameplay Trailer Apr 12, 2011, 18:11 Tom
 
Sorry, somehow I missed the part where they changed their plans and the look of the trailer just screamed MMO to me. This is actually a single player RPG eh. Maybe there is hope for it yet.

Thank you for the correction. HERP DERP THX?
 
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News Comments > Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning Gameplay Trailer
6. Re: Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning Gameplay Trailer Apr 12, 2011, 12:51 Tom
 
Just what the world needs, another fantasy MMO.  
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News Comments > King's Quest III Redux
11. Re: King's Quest III Redux Apr 9, 2011, 03:13 Tom
 
StingingVelvet wrote on Apr 9, 2011, 00:53:
What I really hated about early Sierra games was how you could miss something early on and then find out that screws you 3 hours later. That kind of design should be banned.

That kind of thing still happens today I think. The difference is that it's no longer intentional.
 
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News Comments > King's Quest III Redux
8. Re: King's Quest III Redux Apr 9, 2011, 00:48 Tom
 
My most memorable moment in a Sierra adventure game was a death. I flushed the toilet in the sleazy bar at the beginning of Leisure Suit Larry 1. The bathroom filled up with water and I drowned to death. I was absolutely thrilled. One of my finest gaming moments.  
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News Comments > Stardock on GameStop, Impulse, and Steam
20. Re: Stardock on GameStop, Impulse, and Steam Apr 7, 2011, 14:57 Tom
 
Why dance around the issue with implications when you can come out and say it directly? He talks about this technology difference and significant gulf between Steam and Impulse, but he doesn't actually say which one he thinks is superior. Perhaps there is significance to this.  
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News Comments > West, Zampella Accuse Activision of Fraud
9. Re: West, Zampella Accuse Activision of Fraud Apr 2, 2011, 14:45 Tom
 
Well, if you've paid attention here you might know a little more now, eh?

But really, this is just basic business sense.
 
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News Comments > West, Zampella Accuse Activision of Fraud
6. Re: West, Zampella Accuse Activision of Fraud Apr 2, 2011, 14:01 Tom
 
Kajetan wrote on Apr 2, 2011, 13:01:
Tom wrote on Apr 2, 2011, 12:59:
How dumb are these guys?
Yes, why haven't they asked you?

And if they had asked you? What would your response have been?
 
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News Comments > West, Zampella Accuse Activision of Fraud
3. Re: West, Zampella Accuse Activision of Fraud Apr 2, 2011, 12:59 Tom
 
When shady CEO guy tells you "don't worry about it, just sign it", and you sign it, you're gonna get screwed. How dumb are these guys?  
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News Comments > A Fool and His News 2011, Part 1
10. Re: A Fool and His News 2011, Part 1 Apr 1, 2011, 13:37 Tom
 
Sure most of them are dumb, but I think it's usually worth it for the few gems. (Could be said about most things in life I guess.) Blizzard has done a fine job this year - that StarCraft video wins on multiple levels.  
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