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Nickname DrEvil
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Signed On May 31, 2000, 05:27
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News Comments > Mac Civilization V Released
8. Re: Mac Civilization V Released Nov 23, 2010, 16:05 DrEvil
 
avianflu wrote on Nov 23, 2010, 11:12:
Civ 5 did not seem well rec'd by either gamers or reviewers.

The reviewers were generally very positive.

As for users, they seem split half and half from what I've seen.

I like the game, but after logging over 92 hours playing it, I'm pretty much done with it and have lost almost all interest.

I think it's a *good*, but not *great* game. Maybe after a few more patches it will become great, but not right now.
 
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News Comments > Elder Scrolls 5 Rumor
53. Re: Elder Scrolls 5 Rumor Nov 23, 2010, 15:54 DrEvil
 
Steele Johnson wrote on Nov 23, 2010, 15:51:
Has anyone seen a game using the RAGE engine? The only one I've seen is the Rage iPhone app, which generally demonstrates an on-rails, closed quarters shooter like all the id games. Show me a shipped game that uses the RAGE engine and then I'll pass judgement.

No one will until iD or their parent company releases one. They've already said they won't be licensing the Rage engine to anyone else.
 
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News Comments > World of Warcraft: Cataclysm Launch Plans
5. Re: World of Warcraft: Cataclysm Launch Plans Nov 23, 2010, 00:12 DrEvil
 
BadPennyz wrote on Nov 22, 2010, 23:26:
Only about 11 million people, mostly in china tho. When I start thinking about playing WoW again I vomit in my mouth.

Is your doctor's last name Pavlov by any chance?
 
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News Comments > CD Projekt vs Piracy
25. Re: CD Projekt vs Piracy Nov 23, 2010, 00:10 DrEvil
 
Creston wrote on Nov 22, 2010, 22:36:
So, it's basically the RIAA way?

I hate to be the bearer of bad news, CD Projekt, but the RIAA spent like 20 million dollars in legal fees to collect 800,000 dollars of fines.

That is not what normal people would call smart business.

Creston

No, this is perfectly legitimate. They're protecting their commercial interests, and I sincerely doubt they're going to demand millions of dollars or even tens of thousands like the RIAA does.

There's also a huge difference here -- the RIAA is trying to defend a dying business model that's reliant on a ridiculous long term copyright system, while CD Projekt is simply trying to protect a legitimate product. They are the artist and publisher here!

The only mistake they made as I see it was to announce this. They should have just done it quietly and moved on.

The game is DRM free. That's sufficient to earn my goodwill.

If they want to go after cheapskates who download crap from torrent sites, then more power to them!
 
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News Comments > Witcher 2 Preorder Response
43. Re: Witcher 2 Preorder Response Nov 22, 2010, 20:32 DrEvil
 
Overon wrote on Nov 22, 2010, 20:09:
If CD Projekt keep doing stuff like this they will join the likes of Valve, Blizzard in the small group of the ultra PC friendly developers.

You mean, join the group of ultra PC friendly developers that developers like Blizzard are no longer part of? Sorry, after Blizzard's removal of true LAN play, spawning, addition of RealID and everything else, they deserve to be named fiends; not friends.
 
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News Comments > Witcher 2 Preorder Response
24. Re: Witcher 2 Preorder Response Nov 22, 2010, 15:50 DrEvil
 
nutshell42 wrote on Nov 22, 2010, 15:46:
I used to argue against DRM, too. I still admire their stance and wish them only the best but I fear a few things point to the sad conclusion that getting a week or two of sales before the game is cracked is one of the most important factors for PC game sales.


I'm not sure what universe you're from, but in this one, a lot of games are cracked before they even hit the shelves. So I'm not sure where you're getting this imaginary "one to two weeks of sales from", but it's quite hilarious.
 
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News Comments > DRM-Free Witcher 2 Preorders on GOG.com
19. Re: DRM-Free Witcher 2 Preorders on GOG.com Nov 18, 2010, 16:46 DrEvil
 
Kajetan wrote on Nov 18, 2010, 16:13:
Overon wrote on Nov 18, 2010, 14:30:
Wow so let me get this straight.

You preorder Witcher 2 you from GOG you get it DRM free?
Yes and no. Yes to the DRM-free part, no to the preorder part. This is no preorder. It's only a promo page, where you can download free stuff after logging in into your GOG account. And once again, GOG.com is making fun of it's customers. Another perfect example of polish humor?

But i do like the DRM-less approach, a lot!!!

What planet are you on? It clearly says pre-order, and clearly requires you to login to do it.
 
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News Comments > Gaikai Open Beta
8. Re: Gaikai Open Beta Nov 18, 2010, 14:00 DrEvil
 
Creston wrote on Nov 18, 2010, 11:09:
Still, no self-respecting PC gamer would ever be caught dead playing at those resolutions and with those levels of graphical artifacting.

Creston

And yet, the graphics are probably better than the Nintendo Wii.

*ducks*
 
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News Comments > etc.
1. Re: etc. Nov 17, 2010, 14:27 DrEvil
 
Oh how the mighty have fallen. Seriously Brian Reynolds, Zygna?  
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News Comments > Evening Mobilization
4. Re: Evening Mobilization Nov 16, 2010, 03:01 DrEvil
 
space captain wrote on Nov 15, 2010, 23:24:
CDs are digital.. and they are 16bit 44k

And if it's an SACD, it can be even better than that:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Super_Audio_CD

...try up to 2.8224 MHz
 
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News Comments > Emergent Selling Gamebryo
20. Re: Emergent Selling Gamebryo Nov 12, 2010, 16:30 DrEvil
 
Quboid wrote on Nov 12, 2010, 14:55:
At a guess Id will be even more in the engine developing business after Rage, possibly not releasing anything to gamers beyond tech demos.

How is that any different than usual?

I kid, I kid. But seriously, iD has produced very few "great" games since their move to 3D (I'm talking real accelerated 3D -- not raycasting engines like DOOM).

Seriously, they gave us three good 3D Games Quake I-III and that was it.

Nothing great since then. Well, ok, I admit I enjoyed the hell out of DOOM Resurrection on the iPhone, but every man has his guilty pleasures
 
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News Comments > Retailers Versus Steam?
89. Re: Retailers Versus Steam? Nov 11, 2010, 17:51 DrEvil
 
Nxs wrote on Nov 11, 2010, 16:41:
Nxs wrote on Nov 11, 2010, 12:22:
Wrong! What is really driving people to steam? You can't play a damn PC game without it! IN other words, you have no choice but to play almost any PC game on steam no matter where you bought it.
Almost any game? What? Nonsense, plenty of games don't use steam. You are talking full steamworks games which are a minority, not a majority. Just because you can buy it on steam and use it on steam, doesn't mean steam is required if you buy a retail copy.

It does if that retail copy uses steamworks DRM, which a lot of retail copies do.

While there are some titles soled on Steam and also sold in the store without steam, those seem far less common than the "steam-only" variety.
 
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News Comments > Retailers Versus Steam?
84. Re: Retailers Versus Steam? Nov 11, 2010, 17:11 DrEvil
 
space captain wrote on Nov 11, 2010, 16:40:
DrEvil wrote on Nov 11, 2010, 16:05:
You talk about Steam as if the service was responsible for setting the prices. It's not. The publishers set the prices; not Steam.

You speak as if they have zero input on the matter - and thats ludicrous

Steam is a multi-billion corp, they've got plenty of swing with the pubs

You give them too much credit. Maybe in another one or two years as more and more retail sales get pushed onto Steam they might have that clout, but even then, revenue from console games dwarfs the PC.

If Valve tried to push EA for example, EA would probably just say, "Hey, we already have our own digital distribution service, bye!".

Even then, should Valve have that kind of power? That's the sort of behaviour you expect from monopolists.

Ultimately, I don't want Valve to control pricing. I want the free market to.
 
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News Comments > Retailers Versus Steam?
76. Re: Retailers Versus Steam? Nov 11, 2010, 16:08 DrEvil
 
Please provide a link to a better alternative. I'm interested in Impulse but its nice having all my games in Steam and I'm willing to spend a few extra bucks.

I'd say gog.com is my personal next best alternative (strictly speaking experience wise).

However, I don't think gog.com's current model would work well for games that need to be updated frequently as they don't have an easy update program or the like.

I use Steam as well, but I wish Steam was more like GOG.

In particular, I find it really heinous that Valve allows publishers to add their own DRM on top of the DRM that Steam already provides. (e.g. games that use SecuROM in addition to Steam) That's something Valve could require publishers not do, but they'd rather have the money
 
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News Comments > Retailers Versus Steam?
75. Re: Retailers Versus Steam? Nov 11, 2010, 16:05 DrEvil
 
space captain wrote on Nov 11, 2010, 15:19:
Steam is bullshit for charging full retail prices on games when you receive no actual physical merchandise.. as there is a significant amount of developmental money that goes into art/packaging/advertising, which is recouped in the purchase price - and im not just talking about the component cost, which is negligible. Since steam doesnt deliver any physical materials, the resulting retail price should be lower by a noticeable margin.

You talk about Steam as if the service was responsible for setting the prices. It's not. The publishers set the prices; not Steam.

Even then though, you're being a bit unfair given that you can practically guarantee that at multiple points during the year, publishers choose to sell their games on Steam for far below the amount you'd ever find them at retail.
 
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News Comments > Retailers Versus Steam?
60. Re: Retailers Versus Steam? Nov 11, 2010, 14:54 DrEvil
 
Rattlehead wrote on Nov 11, 2010, 10:12:
What a crock of shit. Steam has done wonders for PC gaming. It doesn't have a monopoly since there are many other digital distribution channels to choose from.

Whoever wrote this article must be really butthurt. Yea, I'm guessing it's that dick bag Wardell.

Nice troll, but actually, but these complaints seem to be primarily from a group of UK "High Street" retailers.

It's possible that the very last quote about putting pressure on retailers came from Impulse, but it could have just as easily came from gamersgate, direct2drive, or anything other large DD service.
 
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News Comments > Gratuitous Space Battles: Galactic Conquest Preorders, Beta
2. Re: Gratuitous Space Battles: Galactic Conquest Preorders, Beta Nov 8, 2010, 15:43 DrEvil
 
To put the requirement for an internet connection in context:

You will also NEED an internet connection as you play the campaign, because of the games tight integration with the online server that selects enemies for you to fight.
 
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News Comments > German Call of Duty: Black Ops EU Ban
21. Re: EU Call of Duty: Black Ops German Ban Oct 28, 2010, 20:15 DrEvil
 
Sepharo wrote on Oct 28, 2010, 19:54:
The idiocy in this thread is amazing.

Activision wants to enforce a region lockout, Germany wants to enforce an adult rating ban, and apparently when Steam agrees to their demands simply as a retailer it is Valve's fault.

Fucking clowns. This is not like Wal-Mart banning books. It's a fucking contractual agreement required by Activision.

No freakin' kidding. This whole mess ultimately only exists because of laws in Germany. It doesn't matter if Germany has an age verification system. The point is that crap wouldn't even be needed if it wasn't for German law.
 
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News Comments > Neverwinter Nights on GOG.com
28. Re: Neverwinter Nights on GOG.com Oct 27, 2010, 22:35 DrEvil
 
PHJF wrote on Oct 27, 2010, 16:19:
Stripping D&D down to a single PC was the worst offense of NWN.

Sorry, single PC and a "henchman". Worst. Idea. Ever.

Sorry, must disagree. I would rather have automated henchman any day. I'm too lazy.
 
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News Comments > BioShock 2 PC DLC Plans Revived
11. Re: BioShock 2 PC DLC Plans Revived Oct 27, 2010, 22:31 DrEvil
 
Sorry 2K, still not buying it until you remove SuckROM and Games for Windows crap.  
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