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Real Name Derek French   
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Nickname CrushBug
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Description Producer, Live Team
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Homepage http://www.bioware.com/
Signed On May 27, 2000, 19:09
Total Comments 214 (Novice)
User ID 5028
 
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News Comments > Into the Black
10. Re: re: Dog returns to vet who neutered Nov 20, 2007, 00:29  CrushBug 
 
I will try and dig up a photo or two for you guys, later tonight.

http://members.shaw.ca/crushbug/pics/hudson/hudson1.jpg
http://members.shaw.ca/crushbug/pics/hudson/hudson2.jpg
http://members.shaw.ca/crushbug/pics/hudson/hudson3.jpg

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News Comments > Into the Black
6. Re: re: Dog returns to vet who neutered Nov 19, 2007, 23:16  CrushBug 
 
So wait Derek, you are saying your Dogs name is the same as Blues? Thats a little creepy

Actually, when we were trying to pick a name, we originally went with "Hicks" from the movie Aliens, but it just didn't quite sound right. "Hudson" was the next logical choice and it suited him perfectly.

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News Comments > Into the Black
5. Re: re: Dog returns to vet who neutered Nov 19, 2007, 23:15  CrushBug 
 
Yeah, we got our dog Hudson when he was 6 weeks old. He was a German Shepard and was my first dog ever. We didn't pick him, as much as he picked my wife. He was a wonderful companion and had real personality.

It was a few years ago when he had a limp that started and it turned out to be a form of cancer. We decided to not give up on him and went with the amputation. To sum up his recovery, I need only to discribe a three-legged dog chasing us down a hill at full speed while we were sledding in the winter with his tongue flapping around with a big goofy smile on his face. He really was OK, including his return escapade to the vet's office.

Tragically, it was about a year after that when his hips went; a common ailment in Shepards in their later years. When he no longer could easily walk, my wife and I decided that it was time.

Man, I miss him. I will try and dig up a photo or two for you guys, later tonight.

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News Comments > Into the Black
2. re: Dog returns to vet who neutered him Nov 19, 2007, 22:01  CrushBug 
 
Not that unusual to me. We had to have our dog Hudson's leg amputated due to cancer and he got out of the yard and ran the 10 blocks back to the vet's.

Most bizarre voice mail I had ever heard when I got home that day. "Hi, this is the vet. Your three-legged dog came to visit us today, so we brought him inside and he hung out with us for the afternoon. When you have time, can you swing by and pick him up, but no rush. He seems to be having fun here with us and the other animals."

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News Comments > Terminator Game Plans
21. Re: I'm Old! Nov 16, 2007, 12:35  CrushBug 
 
Yup, that was one of the first LAN parties I ever attended, so we could play multiplayer SkyNET.

Oh, and this was the one I was thinking of:

http://www.mobygames.com/game/terminator-2029

That game, while locked in its interface, was still one that I stayed up way too late, too many nights, to finish.

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News Comments > Terminator Game Plans
2. SkyNET and uh... Nov 15, 2007, 21:49  CrushBug 
 
SkyNET (the FPS game from Bethesda) and, uh, Future Shock? the one where you are the resistance and you put on a Terminator exosuit and blow stuff up, were just phenomenal games.

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News Comments > Ships Ahoy - Need for Speed ProStreet
3. Re: Logitech joystick Nov 14, 2007, 12:18  CrushBug 
 
Gave this a shot with my Logitech joystick, but it hasn't worked right in years.
A-HA! You aren't the only one. I have not been able to use my joystick with a Need For Speed game since NFS Underground 2. Most Wanted, Carbon, and now Pro Street, just don't work with my joystick, which is a little sad since I have been using a joystick with Need For Speed games since Need For Speed 3.

/sadness

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News Comments > Need for Speed: ProStreet Demo
31. Joystick, kplsthx? Nov 3, 2007, 15:37  CrushBug 
 
After NFS:U2, the NFS series stopped letting me setup my joystilck the way I wanted. I am downloading this now, and really hope they have fixed the joystick support.

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News Comments > Into the Black
2. Re: No subject Oct 26, 2007, 00:17  CrushBug 
 
Or:

I <3 [<3]

Portal is pretty much GOTY in my book. The bonus maps are a little brutal. Hope they release more maps or at least update the SDK so others can.

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News Comments > Gold - The Witcher
6. Re: Nice keep it comming Oct 18, 2007, 16:56  CrushBug 
 
Actually cheese, it uses the new NWN2 engine, not the first.
The Witcher does not use the NWN2 engine. It does use the Aurora Engine and the CD Projekt guys threw out the original graphics engine (which is about 7 years old now) and wrote their own.
I've been following this game for the last year, so I should know.
Well, we licensed them the engine, so I do know.

This is a damn fine RPG. I had a chance to play one of the near final builds and I enjoyed it quite a bit. I think many RPG gamers out there will enjoy it, too. I just hope it gets the press and promotion that it deserves.

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News Comments > etc., etc.
1. Jesper Kyd Composing Assassin's Creed Oct 16, 2007, 22:30  CrushBug 
 
Jesper Kyd does fantastic soundtracks. Please allow me a moment to shill for him and point you to his web site - http://www.jesperkyd.com/

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News Comments > Out of the Blue
12. One final request Sep 21, 2007, 12:25  CrushBug 
 
Images: One final request
Holy hell. No kidding, my best man did that to my shoes for my wedding. That is not my photo, though.

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News Comments > New NVIDIA Beta Drivers
4. Re: No subject Sep 10, 2007, 16:44  CrushBug 
 
Is it too much to ask that companies of this size either hire QA personnel or contract for such services?
Any particular reason that you ask?

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News Comments > Out of the Blue
5. Italian tenor Pavarotti dies at 71 Sep 6, 2007, 13:26  CrushBug 
 
OK, what the hell is wrong with me that I read that as:

Italian terror Pavarotti dies at 71

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News Comments > Evening Consolidation
19. Re: Dragon Age Aug 31, 2007, 14:01  CrushBug 
 
Didn't realize you guys read Blue's News, Derek. That is rather neat.
Yeah, I have been visiting daily since I was first introduced to Quake 1 by friends. I only created an account about 7 years ago, coincidentally, right after I started at BioWare. This is actually one of the few public accounts where I used my nickname instead of my real name.

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News Comments > Evening Consolidation
14. Re: Dragon Age Aug 31, 2007, 02:48  CrushBug 
 
I wonder what happened to Dragon Age, is that even going to be for the PC any more?
Dragon Age will be coming out for the PC. Just won't be talking much about it until we do a few things first, such as ship Mass Effect and get a publisher for DA.

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News Comments > Evening Consolidation
3. Re: ME not gold yet Aug 30, 2007, 21:16  CrushBug 
 
Fair enough.

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News Comments > Evening Consolidation
1. ME not gold yet Aug 30, 2007, 21:00  CrushBug 
 
"Mass Effect Sets In. Gold, due November 20."

Doesn't say anywhere in that article that its "gold", nor has the game gone gold yet.

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News Comments > etc., etc.
1. 50 Worst Video Game Names Of All Time Jun 2, 2007, 12:42  CrushBug 
 
Completely disagree with #47 as the name was kinda innocent and the gameplay was fantastic. All the others were pretty bad names.

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News Comments > etc., etc.
7. Re: 101 Best PC games ever May 22, 2007, 02:49  CrushBug 
 
#1 was dead on in my opinion.

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