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Signed On Apr 27, 2008, 00:58
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News Comments > Newell: Portal 2 is Valve's "Best Game"
18. Re: Newell: Portal 2 is Valve's "Best Game" Mar 12, 2010, 14:22 Umbragen
 
So they think they can turn the gimmick that was Portal into a fully realized, stand alone game? Good luck to them.  
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News Comments > EverQuest Underfoot Convorteum Launch Offers
4. Re: EverQuest Underfoot Convorteum Launch Offers Mar 12, 2010, 01:40 Umbragen
 
It's good to see that they've redone the old continents, they were really showing their age. But I still haven't seen another player. A few people were talking in general chat so the game isn't empty. Unfortunately, I didn't understand an single acronym they were using. Been gone too long.  
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News Comments > Metaverse
46. Re: Metaverse Mar 8, 2010, 01:28 Umbragen
 
I don't mind ads, I can even tolerate the occasional pop-up, but I fucking hate mouse-overs or anything that steals focus. I don't have the patience or interest in just blocking the annoying bits, sorry - I just shut them all down.  
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News Comments > Just Cause 2 Demo
29. Re: Just Cause 2 Demo Mar 4, 2010, 19:38 Umbragen
 
The graphics are nothing special, there's no reason this couldn't have been a DX9 title.  
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News Comments > Gatherings & Competitions
2. Fans of Epic? Mar 2, 2010, 00:15 Umbragen
 
I hope CliffyB is flying them both to LA and falsifying their credentials to get them into E3. They deserve some sort of 'thank you', after all.  
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News Comments > Ubisoft DRM Titles Confirmed
13. Re: Ubisoft DRM Titles Confirmed Feb 26, 2010, 22:55 Umbragen
 
Can they make a game good enough to make this obscenity of a DRM scheme worth it? They haven't yet, I don't see it happening given their current line up.  
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News Comments > Op Ed
11. Re: Op Ed Feb 26, 2010, 14:50 Umbragen
 
Whoa betide both Microsoft and Sony, should Nintendo ever make a console, powerful and popular with 3rd party developers.  
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
3. Re: Re:New ATI Radeon HD 5830 Graphics Card Brings Huge Performance, More Choice for DirectX 11 Gami Feb 25, 2010, 16:32 Umbragen
 
Holy Geezus God! Wow

That card is not going to spend too many days over $200, not with those benches and (possible) competition on the way.
 
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News Comments > Alpha Protocol Release Dates
6. Re: Alpha Protocol Release Dates Feb 25, 2010, 01:40 Umbragen
 
Personally, I hope it plays like a merging of Deus Ex and the TV series 24 - and that it's not a buggy sucky mess.  
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News Comments > No WinXP Support in Just Cause 2
91. Re: No WinXP Support in Just Cause 2 Feb 24, 2010, 12:12 Umbragen
 
The only good reason for porting an XBox 360 (DX9) game to PC and making it a DX10 exclusive is to generate the kind of response that gets 90+ posts on a gaming forum thread. I don't remember even hearing about Just Cause 1. I wouldn't have given Just Cause 2 a second glance. But now, I've just spent at least 5 minutes glossing over the various arguments here, all in reference to this game. That's free marketing. Sure the arguments are peripheral to the game itself, that doesn't matter - Just Cause 2 has been registered.

As to the actual arguments: as long as the XBox is the lead platform for the bulk of PC games - Windows XP ain't going anywhere.
 
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News Comments > Ubisoft DRM Interview
43. Re: Ubisoft DRM Interview Feb 22, 2010, 00:10 Umbragen
 
Ha, I have an EA game that will not run if I have an open connection to the internet. After the initial launch I have to disconnect the network or the game's DRM causes GPFs. I should find a new hobby, this has gotten beyond a joke.  
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News Comments > EVE Online Tyrannis Announced
6. Re: EVE Online Tyrannis Announced Feb 20, 2010, 18:36 Umbragen
 
It's amazing to me that people still pay CCP for this POS.


I'm not amazed that people that have played this game for years are still doing so. The have every incentive to keep playing. The game is structured, not only to accommodate them, but to tip the balance heavily in their favor. What amazes me is that they are still picking up new customers, even though it will take years (literally) for them to really get in the game. I guess some people don't mind being cannon fodder.
 
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News Comments > BioWare: The Old Republic is KOTOR 3-8
22. Re: BioWare: The Old Republic is KOTOR 3-8 Feb 17, 2010, 00:23 Umbragen
 
If anything, this bodes well for TOR, if they do indeed have half a dozen full games worth of storyline. I'm not sure why everyone is so hot for another KoTOR anyway, it's one of the most overrated games around. Anyone that thinks the re-rehashed story, empty little zones and cookie cutter characters is some of Bioware's best work, well, they've never played Baldur's Gate 2. (Except HK-47, he's the one high point in the game.) In lean times, a solid but uninspired game like KoTOR can come away as the 'Game of the Year'. But it's more a testament to how bad the general landscape is rather than a celebration of Bioware's brilliance. I'm about as interested in another KoTOR as I am another Jade Empire.  
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News Comments > Chris Taylor's Kings and Castles Announced
20. Re: Chris Taylor's Kings and Castles Announced Feb 15, 2010, 16:14 Umbragen
 
So the title is "Chris Taylor's Kings and Castles"? Really? Does having his name in the there somehow make the game more recognizable? Do they think that Space Siege would have sold better if it had been titled Chris Taylor's Space Siege? Hey, chew on this: "Richard Garriott's Tabula Rasa".  
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News Comments > No PC Alan Wake
7. Re: No PC Alan Wake Feb 12, 2010, 10:32 Umbragen
 
Hey! Maybe Remedy/Microsoft can retool the game to showcase Natal - since the whole 'use Alan Wake to pimp Vista/DX10' sorta fell through.  
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News Comments > Another Alpha Protocol Delay
20. Re: Another Alpha Protocol Delay Feb 7, 2010, 11:17 Umbragen
 

How can Obsidian even pretend to be shipping New Vegas a few months after Alpha Protocol is released? Unless they've just dumped the mess off on SEGA, leaving it up them to fix and they've been working on Fallout.

Whatever, this holiday season has left me with at least a 6 month backlog of games to play - I wouldn't be interested in this game till then anyway.
 
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News Comments > Virtual Egg Hatches Almost $70K
6. Re: Virtual Egg Hatches Almost $70K Feb 5, 2010, 16:36 Umbragen
 
I've never heard of this game. $70,000 for a virtual item? It's obvious I'm not in their target demographic.

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News Comments > Fallout: New Vegas in Fall
32. Re: Fallout: New Vegas This Fall Feb 4, 2010, 19:22 Umbragen
 
@29, Lotsa words there, but it's still the publishers decision when to ship a game.  
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News Comments > Fallout: New Vegas in Fall
16. Re: Fallout: New Vegas This Fall Feb 4, 2010, 13:29 Umbragen
 
Alpha Protocol will have allot to do with my expectations for New Vegas. Regardless though, I don't expect to see it finished for at least another year (I hope not anyway, Obsidian doesn't seem to function well with too many constraints.)

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News Comments > etc.
1. Re: etc. Jan 23, 2010, 12:46 Umbragen
 
Linux on the desktop - a joke that only improves with each retelling.  
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