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Signed On Jan 31, 2009, 05:44
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News Comments > Prevent Gaming Interruptions
7. Re: Prevent Gaming Interruptions Aug 9, 2012, 10:49 007Bistromath
"A 30-day trial version is available."

[alucard]And just like that, you've lost me.[/alucard]

With that said...

eRe4s3r wrote on Aug 9, 2012, 10:18:
Besides that, what can actually interrupt a game?

This has actually been a pretty regular problem for me, and I've been doing this crap for years. Here's the weird thing: sometimes I fix my settings, and this still happens. It seems to have more to do with which game I'm playing than what's trying to interrupt it. Certain games just really seem to want to run and hide, like they're afraid any new windows that pop in are going to beat them up. This would be great if I didn't have to pay for it.

This comment was edited on Aug 9, 2012, 10:54.
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News Comments > Final Fantasy VII PC Released and Pulled
7. Re: Final Fantasy VII PC Released and Pulled Aug 6, 2012, 11:45 007Bistromath
Dades wrote on Aug 6, 2012, 10:27:
It's like they're doing everything possible to make sure no one buys it.
That's exactly the case. It shouldn't have escaped your notice that the one thing everyone wants is the one thing they have repeatedly not made. They don't ever want their millions of fans to buy FFVII again.


The Honeybee Inn.

The original bridged the gap between having a cult following and being a true hit. Because it was the big reintroduction of the series to America, it didn't have all the Japan filtered out of it. Many of the sidequests (the effeminate protagonist can take a large black man on a date) are things that would make whitebread Americans uncomfortable. The game failed to cause outrage because it's too long for parents to pay attention, sidequests were frequently missed in the age before Gamefaqs, (octagon weapon lol) and the translation was just off enough that kids would see weird things happening and react with "huh?"

None of that would fly now. The gamers ARE the parents. They'll play with their kids, joyfully showing them the best of their generation. Gamefaqs and a million wikis stand ready to ensure that no stone is left unturned this time. And a true remake with old-style translation would just piss everyone off.

Middle America would find the Honeybee Inn in its favorite game, and throw an unholy shitfit.

The other choice is to remove it, thus alienating the hardcore fans that you're nominally making it for. It's lose-lose.
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News Comments > Steam Precludes Class Action Lawsuits
24. Re: Steam Precludes Class Action Lawsuits Jul 31, 2012, 22:53 007Bistromath
StingingVelvet wrote on Jul 31, 2012, 22:42:
The simple fact is you see a lot of negative posts about them specifically because they are the only company that gets praised and loved while doing the same evil shit as other companies that get bashed for it do.

As I highlight in my post just previous, I think the root of this disagreement is that they aren't quite doing the same evil shit. They, like any business of a certain scope, eventually have to take actions that are anti-consumer by their nature. But Valve, much more even than Google which has a similarly irrational-on-both-sides reputation, takes the time to at the very least explain themselves in ways that do not insult our intelligence, and they usually soften the blow by doing something that compromises a little more than other companies who enact similar policies. What I'm getting at is that I'm far from liking everything gaben and his crew do, but they appear to offer something that is very dear the closer you get to a big pile of money: sincerity. When they have to break down and say sorry, they do it, and we can believe it.
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News Comments > Steam Precludes Class Action Lawsuits
21. Re: Steam Precludes Class Action Lawsuits Jul 31, 2012, 22:42 007Bistromath
I don't like this decision, however I feel I should point out that their reasoning is solid. It is indeed rare for class action suits to get people what they deserve. Also, their arbitration process, since it has the deep pocket always paying some of the cost, is... about as less bad as it can possibly get. It even gives Valve an incentive the business-owner usually doesn't have to avoid litigation to begin with. I feel like the worst I can say about this is that it's very unfortunate they found it necessary.  
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News Comments > More Black Ops 2 Preorder Bonuses
2. Re: More Black Ops 2 Preorder Bonuses Jul 25, 2012, 18:39 007Bistromath
Nuketown 2025, huh?

I'm pretty sure this is the first time a promised preorder bonus has made me not want the product at all.
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News Comments > Op Ed
8. Re: Op Ed Jul 21, 2012, 16:50 007Bistromath
This writer is a short-sighted douche. An objective look at what the console business model has done to gaming in general makes the appropriate context for this pretty clear.

It's true: console players expect a simpler experience. Console makers have catered to this desire by making an environment that is artificially and unsustainably error-free. The limitations necessary to provide this have bled into parts of the market where they don't belong, pulling devs away from anything capable of advancing the state of the art.

To prop up this slowly and painfully failing approach, Microsoft has chosen to inflate the cost of business, moving the line between "customer" and "partner" to a higher-than-natural class. The message here is quite simple; if you don't put a certain amount on the bottom line for MS, you could work on something that brings thousands of people to their platform, and still be totally expendable and negligible. It's great business sense, so naturally plenty of people will be willing to defend it with sycophantic non-sequitirs like "they deserve to get paid" and "it's their right."

These, however, are the realities of the boardroom, sold to us by the people who work in it so we will continue to accept their terms, no matter how destructive they become. Our hobby is one of countless resources the boardroom can exploit. That's the game they play, and they can play it equally well with hog futures or lawn furniture. When the market for anything reaches a certain level of maturity, it inevitably succumbs to foreign leadership by people who are specifically in the business of exploitation.

The only way to protect our hobby from these people is to support those who put quality of workmanship over powergaming. That ain't Microsoft.
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News Comments > BF4 Beta in Fall 2013: MoH Not Required
28. Re: BF4 Beta in Fall 2013: MoH Not Required Jul 18, 2012, 13:27 007Bistromath
You know, I like BF3. It could be better, but I like it.

But for some reason, it feels... really good to just not give a goddamn about BF4. Announcing it so soon after BF3 just makes it feel like the right thing to do.

Besides, those bastards teased 2143 in BF3. I won't forgive them until they cough up the goods. And it better not be some console practically-a-map-pack horseshit like 1943. I want 2142 with the engine problems that held it back unscrewed.

Yeah, I know. DICE doesn't make functional game engines, just good games for their broken ones. Shut up and let me dream.
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News Comments > Deadpool Game
13. Re: Deadpool Game Jul 15, 2012, 12:29 007Bistromath
I will not play this game unless Deadpool himself apologizes for how buggy and boring it's going to be. *folds arms*  
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News Comments > Molyneux's "Game" Next Month
27. Re: Molyneux's "Game" Next Month Jul 10, 2012, 12:40 007Bistromath
I think I figured out what the prize is.

Suppose you're the kind of person that actually buys this game. And even one of the more expensive pickaxes, for that matter.

Suppose also that you are lucky enough to open the box.

A message appears on your screen: "You spent a total of $money and hours :-minutes-: seconds on this. Congratulations!"

That revelation would be either life-changing or life-ending. Either way, a profound net gain.
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News Comments > Brothers in Arms Furious 4 Delayed
6. Re: Brothers in Arms Furious 4 Delayed Jul 10, 2012, 12:20 007Bistromath
I thought this stupid shit was canned after the trailer was mercilessly mocked.  
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News Comments > Molyneux's "Game" Next Month
18. Re: Molyneux's Jul 7, 2012, 12:03 007Bistromath
ASeven wrote on Jul 6, 2012, 22:39:
Where is the Peter I knew who was a genius, who developed Populous 1 and 2, Powermonger, Syndicate? All I see is an insane man in his stead.
Maybe Dracula kidnapped the real Peter Molyneux! :O
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News Comments > Molyneux's "Game" Next Month
6. Re: Molyneux's Jul 6, 2012, 22:24 007Bistromath
Me: The only thing wrong with Peter Molyneux's latest project is the name. It should be Egomania.

A friend: Shouldn't that be the name of ALL of his projects?

Me: All his other projects are adulterated with fun, original, and infuriatingly unfinished ideas. This is his mental illness distilled to its purest form.
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News Comments > Diablo III RMAH Issues
50. Re: Diablo III RMAH Issues Jul 1, 2012, 13:28 007Bistromath
nin wrote on Jul 1, 2012, 12:35:
Riker wrote on Jul 1, 2012, 10:28:
Blizzard's non-response on the matter is fucking outrageous.

Yet typical!

More than that; it's best practice. This is turning out to be such a fuckup that they can't say anything outside of a courtroom.

For obvious reasons, I am significantly in the minority on this: I think the RMAH is a great idea that could solve a number of problems.

The implementation of that idea has been so hopelessly cornholed that it likely cannot be fixed without legal action that gets it first completely removed. If we ever see a working version of the concept, it won't be for at least a year after Blizzard has finished paying out settlements.
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News Comments > Blizzard on Diablo III Security
46. No subject May 23, 2012, 10:33 007Bistromath
Oh god. They're responding to this problem by making it worse. How can they not realize what a bad idea SMS Protect is? Many dumbphones are practically disposable through prepaid services. The gravy train just got a new car.  
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News Comments > Valve on Half-Life 3 Ricochet 2
2. Re: Apple's Cook Visits Valve? Apr 23, 2012, 09:38 007Bistromath
On behalf of the six people who would actually want a sequel to Ricochet: screw you, gaben.  
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News Comments > Microsoft Not Dropping GFWL
6. Re: Apple's Cook Visits Valve? Apr 17, 2012, 10:42 007Bistromath
So, basically what I read here is that Microsoft is committed to turning out piles of console port fucktrash, with "core" gamers served by old, dry, boring horseshit via GFWL.  
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News Comments > Apple's Cook Visits Valve?
29. Re: Apple's Cook Visits Valve? Apr 14, 2012, 16:11 007Bistromath
Now Windows 8 on all your PC's that's something to scream about.

I'd love that. I think this weird interface fetish they're developing is disturbing, but they'll get over it. Generally speaking, if you want your rig to do all the latest shader tricks, it needs the latest windows on it. So... yup.
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News Comments > EA Explains Warhammer 40K Tank Issue
15. Re: Apple's Cook Visits Valve? Apr 14, 2012, 10:52 007Bistromath
Fortunately, they can keep having other companies make products that are actually relevant out of it.:V  
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News Comments > Apple's Cook Visits Valve?
13. Re: Apple's Cook Visits Valve? Apr 13, 2012, 23:07 007Bistromath
Sepharo wrote on Apr 13, 2012, 23:01:
I don't think it makes any sense. There's no reason for Apple not to use their own store.
One reason why is in the post you quoted. With SteamPlay, another is a large legacy library.

I still like my rampant speculation better, though. I hope somebody sneaks a camera into the fight. I want to see if gaben really can unhinge his jaw like a snake.
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News Comments > Apple's Cook Visits Valve?
7. Re: Apple's Cook Visits Valve? Apr 13, 2012, 21:45 007Bistromath
From a conversation with a friend.

Me: (this story)

Him: ....god, I hope this is either nonsense or not business related.

Me: It being business-related could still be good, or at least non-harmful, in two ways.

Three. I meant three.

The problem I have whenever I try to enumerate things like this is that I can't keep track of what they are and count them at the same time. I should ask a neurologist about this. They could write a paper.


Him: Hahahah your brain.

Me: 1) It's something to do with that SteamPlay stuff they used to get games on the mac.

2) Valve IS going into the standardized rig biz, and Apple has showed up to try to strongarm them into overcharging like they and Alienware do. This is Gabe Newell. Strongarms just sink into his doughy surface. We'll be safe.

3) They're going to do dipshit peripherals. w/e

Him: I like number 2 the best.

Me: Yes.

The way I basically picture this playing out is Cook gets to gaben's office, and he starts flexing those arms, and Gabe just gets really super-pissed and he climbs on his desk and the eye lasers come out. Winner: Newell, TKO 2:27 into Round 2 when the doctor stops the fight.
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