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Real Name Derek French   
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Description Producer, Live Team
BioWare
Homepage http://www.bioware.com/
Signed On May 27, 2000, 19:09
Total Comments 213 (Novice)
User ID 5028
 
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News Comments > Sunday Q&As
5. No subject Feb 12, 2006, 16:46  CrushBug 
 
http://www.icrc.org/Web/eng/siteeng0.nsf/html/5KZE8S?OpenDocument

Its covered under international law and this has nothing to do with Trademarks or Copyright. The Red Cross has a solid case AND I credit the guy for talking about it first, not just tossing lawyers around and filing lawsuits.

In the US, its a Federal crime to use the Red Cross logo except for the use that was spelled out in the above link.

TITLE 18, PART I, CHAPTER 33, 706

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News Comments > NwN Bundled
14. Wow, late news Dec 20, 2005, 19:07  CrushBug 
 
Heh, its wierd to read about this, considering that its been out for about a month now. It also includes the first 3 Premium Modules that we sell from the BioWare Store with the ability to play them off line.

Other names we threw around at Atari marketing - just append "Edition" to the end of it:

Adamantium
Depeted Uranium
Atmospherium
Mithril
Quantum Singularity
OMFGLTBTLB (you figure it out)

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News Comments > New GeForce Drivers
7. Hope it fixes the Q4 slowdown Nov 23, 2005, 12:12  CrushBug 
 
I was using the non-WHQL drivers and I was getting huge frame rate hits in Q4. Hope these ones fix that.

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News Comments > BioWare and Pandemic Join
46. Re: You have got to be fucking kidding Nov 3, 2005, 20:48  CrushBug 
 
He is now ceo of Bioware
Ray and Greg are still Joint CEOs of BioWare.

We are not going to be changing the way we make games. Quality is the first priority and this is going to be reflected in us going forward and making "event games" - games that are tied to their release event, not to any fiscal quarter or some such.

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News Comments > BioWare and Pandemic Join
37. Re: We still make PC games Nov 3, 2005, 17:30  CrushBug 
 
how about some really good support for multi-monitors? I always thought that RPGs would work really well designed with dual monitors in mind.
That is something that we are definately interested in. Most of us at BioWare develop under 2 monitors and I would LOVE to be able to game that way.

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News Comments > BioWare and Pandemic Join
30. Re: R.I.P. Bioware Nov 3, 2005, 16:19  CrushBug 
 
Mass Effect better be released on PC, too, or I'm angry.
Mass Effect is an Xbox 360 exclusive game.

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News Comments > BioWare and Pandemic Join
25. Re: R.I.P. Bioware Nov 3, 2005, 15:38  CrushBug 
 
Bioware, O', Bioware, we hardly knew ye.
Yeah, but BioWare 2.0 is better

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News Comments > BioWare and Pandemic Join
22. Re: ... Nov 3, 2005, 14:23  CrushBug 
 
Interesting - before you mentioned it I hadn't even heard of the game.
That is not suprising. We don't have a publisher for it yet and are still early on in it. You can imagine that there will be more info about it once we secure a publisher.

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News Comments > BioWare and Pandemic Join
21. Re: We still make PC games Nov 3, 2005, 14:21  CrushBug 
 
One other question Derek, how many people are on the Live Team?
12.
Thanks for the update, but still feel (in no other better way to explain it) that PC Gamers are getting nerfed over the console market.
A fair statement and your observations about the Live Team and NWN are correct... but you ain't seen nothing yet!

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News Comments > BioWare and Pandemic Join
11. We still make PC games Nov 3, 2005, 11:55  CrushBug 
 
We still make PC games.

Dragon Age is our upcoming PC RPG (with no console plans for it at all). http://www.bioware.com/games/dragon_age/

I am the Technical Producer on the BioWare Live Team, and we on the Live Team deal strictly with PC issues. Been doing it for about 4 years now. I don't own any type of console and am as commited to PC gaming as BioWare is.

Stay tuned...

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News Comments > Ships Ahoy - EQ: Depths of Darkhollow
9. Are you actually playing EQ1? Sep 14, 2005, 16:42  CrushBug 
 
I guess, when it comes to comments about expansion packs for an existing game, I would like the poster to state whether or not they play the game. I am just curious how many who have commented in this thread are still playing EQ1.

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News Comments > Monolith Layoffs
21. Damn you all! Jun 21, 2005, 16:47  CrushBug 
 
After reading this thread, I am going to have to fire up AvP 1 and 2, and NOLF 1 and 2 again...

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News Comments > BF2 Linux Server - Hacked Servers De-listed
2. Wow.... just.... wow Jun 14, 2005, 22:54  CrushBug 
 
I really don't know what to say. I guess I don't equate "hack" with "edited a wide open, and easily readably text file".

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News Comments > Game Movies
1. Indeo codec Feb 11, 2005, 13:19  CrushBug 
 
Heh, the BIA movie requires the Indeo codec that according to the Indeo web site, costs $15 and no longer comes with Windows.

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News Comments > Ships Ahoy - KOTOR 2
5. /cheer Feb 8, 2005, 17:12  CrushBug 
 
And now, the horrible waiting for shipping.

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News Comments > BioWare Store Opens
17. Re: NWN2 Nov 10, 2004, 17:49  CrushBug 
 
We are not working on NWN2, that would be Obsidian.

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News Comments > BioWare Store Opens
4. Re: Whatever Nov 10, 2004, 15:15  CrushBug 
 
Witch's Wake can be played co-operatively and we are looking into MP-specific modules for the future.

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News Comments > BioWare Online Store - New NWN Content
12. Re: Woohoo Oct 26, 2004, 18:54  CrushBug 
 
Correct, you can backup the install package that you have downloaded or re-download it from the BioWare store at any time, if need be.

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News Comments > Warner Bros. Buys Monolith
35. Shogo, NOLF, and NOLF2 Aug 12, 2004, 18:58  CrushBug 
 
Shogo, NOLF, and NOLF2 all rocked my socks.

I will take Shogo 2 and NOLF3, plztkz!

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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
2. 640k statement Jul 14, 2004, 12:48  CrushBug 
 
I do laugh that people still think that Bill Gates said the 640k statement. There is no citation, no quote, no link to the magazine or newspaper, or audio interview where this happened. On the other hand, we do have this:

http://www.usnews.com/usnews/biztech/gatesivu.htm

http://www.wired.com/news/print/0,1294,1484,00.html

http://techrepublic.com.com/5208-6230-0.html?forumID=9&threadID=150999&start=0

http://www.nybooks.com/articles/15180

And I tend to trust the word from Wired, most of the time.


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