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Signed On Apr 27, 2008, 00:58
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News Comments > Dragon Age Image Comparison
9. Re: Dragon Age Image Comparison Nov 12, 2009, 01:02 Umbragen
 
Sure the PC wins, but not by much. A graphical Tour de Force, this game ain't. If I were to sum up this games graphics in a single word, it would be 'utilitarian'.  
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News Comments > Activision Proposed a "Ridiculous" Budget for MW2
5. Re: Infinity Ward: Activision Proposed a Nov 3, 2009, 15:59 Umbragen
 
Oh, so if they'd wanted to, they could have made a whole game.

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News Comments > Spector Tried to Acquire Deus Ex
5. Re: Spector Tried to Acquire Deus Ex Nov 2, 2009, 19:37 Umbragen
 
Mickey Mouse? Maybe my grandparents would give a damn, if they were gamers and still alive.  
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News Comments > ATI Ending DX9 Support for Many Cards
5. Re: ATI Ending DX9 Support for Many Cards Oct 28, 2009, 15:28 Umbragen
 
If I hadn't just fried my 1950pro (who knew an s-video plug could carry current!) I'd be more than a little pissed. I don't think ATi is making any friends with this move.  
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News Comments > Leaked MW2 Video Confirmed
21. Re: Leaked MW2 Video Confirmed Oct 28, 2009, 14:36 Umbragen
 
So.. If you skip the cut-scenes, how long is the game then?

 
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News Comments > Unreal Tease
24. Who cares Oct 24, 2009, 10:58 Umbragen
 
Aside from a few (real) games that utilize Epic's engines, I have no use for them.  
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News Comments > Modern Warfare 2 Steam Pre-purchase and Steamworks Support
8. Re: MW2 and Steam Oct 23, 2009, 15:57 Umbragen
 
Well, that's one way to make sure it doesn't get resold...

or even purchased.
 
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News Comments > Infinity Ward on Modern Warfare 2's Length
30. Re: Infinity Ward on Modern Warfare 2's Length Oct 20, 2009, 19:47 Umbragen
 
Yup, and back in your day, when you lived with your parents and went to school, you had more time than money.

So now that I'm older and on my own, I'm supposed to piss my money away because I don't have time to enjoy it? Who would even make such a senseless argument? Either a fool or a game developer trying to sell someone a too short game at premium price.
 
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News Comments > Infinity Ward on Modern Warfare 2's Length
13. Re: Infinity Ward on Modern Warfare 2's Length Oct 20, 2009, 13:19 Umbragen
 
Gee, back in the day we used to bitch about a game being only 20 hours. This game was at the bottom of my list anyway, it won't be missed.

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News Comments > PC Dragon Age Has Top-Down Camera
25. Re: PC Dragon Age Has Top-Down Camera Oct 17, 2009, 10:22 Umbragen
 
Yay! They left top-down view in the PC version, but the graphics still look like something from 5 years ago. Get used to it, nothing will improve much as long as the current generation of consoles are the preeminent platform.  
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News Comments > Alpha Protocol Delay Explanation
9. Re: Alpha Protocol Delay Explanation Oct 15, 2009, 18:01 Umbragen
 
There's a buttload of games coming out soon, I'll only be able to afford half of what I want. This is just one less complication.  
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News Comments > etc.
4. Re: etc. Oct 12, 2009, 18:15 Umbragen
 
Hallelujah!  
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News Comments > etc., etc.
8. Re: etc., etc. Oct 8, 2009, 00:30 Umbragen
 
I don't know what Pitchford is whining about, it's not like Valve makes real games anymore. "Left 4 Dead?" Isn't that another name for "Shit We Can Crap Out In Our Sleep?"

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News Comments > Dragon Age: Origins Day One DLC Plans
66. Re: Dragon Age: Origins Day One DLC Plans Oct 8, 2009, 00:08 Umbragen
 
Whatever, there are lots of other games coming out. It looks to be a good season, even without all the sell outs.  
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News Comments > Aion Character Transfers
7. Re: Aion Character Transfers Oct 5, 2009, 12:42 Umbragen
 
WoW still has server problems - why do you think they have to reset the machines every week.  
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News Comments > Wardell on GFWL: "They Take Over, I'm Done"
58. As far as I'm concerned... Oct 1, 2009, 17:21 Umbragen
 
He's already done making PC games or any games at all.  
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News Comments > Star Wars: The Old Republic Beta Applications
36. Re: Star Wars: The Old Republic Beta Applications Sep 29, 2009, 13:57 Umbragen
 
Generally, people don't abandon MMO's because of server problems or connection problems. The reasons they dump them has to do with actual gameplay or at least in-game issues. I suppose it could be possible to have a game so inaccessible that it would cause them to fail, but that's never been the case. (I can't speak to Asian MMO's. I wouldn't play them, even for free.)

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News Comments > Cuts at Funcom; The Secret World Delayed
8. Re: Cuts at Funcom; The Secret World Delayed Sep 29, 2009, 13:43 Umbragen
 
...it will probably get released too late to make an impact now.


On the contrary, Funcom will still find a way to release too early. It's what they do.
 
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News Comments > Cuts at Funcom; The Secret World Delayed
6. Re: Cuts at Funcom; The Secret World Delayed Sep 29, 2009, 13:34 Umbragen
 
It really is a shame, if Funcom had managed to deliver a fully realized game when Age of Conan launched, they would now be riding high or at least weathering the economic downturn intact. The same could be said of Warhammer - Both games commanded the attention of the community, they had great pre-sale numbers and both dropped the ball. Nay, they didn't drop it, they spiked the damn thing. And the real tragedy is, Funcom knew better -> Anarchy Online.

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News Comments > Stardock/UPS Follow-up
13. Re: Stardock/UPS Follow-up Sep 28, 2009, 21:52 Umbragen
 
By all means get your politics out there, wear it on your sleeve. It makes it easy to identify where NOT to spend my money.

 
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