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Signed On Feb 1, 2009, 04:01
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News Comments > Half-Life 3 at gamescom Denied
44. Re: Half-Life 3 at gamescom Denied Aug 15, 2012, 08:14 TheVocalMinority
 
HL3 is already done, they are just busy porting it over to Linux so it will be exclusive to their new console.
 
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News Comments > Sunday Tech Bits
23. Upcoming blues news headline Aug 6, 2012, 05:01 TheVocalMinority
 
DangerDog wrote on Aug 5, 2012, 16:13:
You would need some killer game to be exclusive to Linux before it would spark enough interest to maybe making the switch.

"Valve announced today that Half-Life 3 will be exclusive to their new Linux gaming platform"

I would ROFLMAO until I passed out.
 
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News Comments > KAOS Studios Postmortem
19. Re: KAOS Studios Postmortem Jul 7, 2012, 23:10 TheVocalMinority
 
I thought the most interesting thing about the article was that the decision to make North Korea the enemy was imposed an EVP with a "Hollywood" background. Never played the game but from what I heard about it that seemed like a blatent piece of propaganda, particularly given that the American doctrinal system was using that country as the big bad guy at the time.

Oh yes and the great video game crash of 2012 can't come soon enough...
 
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News Comments > Molyneux's "Game" Next Month
10. I already know the answer to the mystery Jul 6, 2012, 23:17 TheVocalMinority
 
Peter Molyneux has been killed and replaced by a reptilian doppelganger.

Edit: ROFL what timing! And why's my name changed? My rank is "suspect"?
Edit2: ah, fixed

This comment was edited on Jul 6, 2012, 23:37.
 
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News Comments > Diablo III Launch: Error 37 Gains Infamy
66. Re: Diablo III Launch: Error 37 Gains Infamy May 16, 2012, 09:48 TheVocalMinority
 
This has been absolute gold! Enjoy your shit sandwich bitches - you've signed on for this as the future of gaming.

And whats that smell? Must be shill accounts getting burned trying to spin this (one was a REALLY big surprise I must admit).

Diablo 3 is a great game which entertained me enormously, and I've never even played it!
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
33. Re: Op Ed May 1, 2012, 07:54 TheVocalMinority
 
Well done people, you have restored some of my faith in humanity (but only a little bit )  
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News Comments > Skyrim DLC Hints?
6. Re: Skyrim DLC Hints? Apr 27, 2012, 22:25 TheVocalMinority
 
Quinn wrote on Apr 27, 2012, 21:22:
...nothing you do really matters.

So...just like real life then...
 
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News Comments > Abrash on Valve, Snow Crash, and Wearable Computers
21. Re: Abrash on Valve, Snow Crash, and Wearable Computers Apr 14, 2012, 23:53 TheVocalMinority
 
elefunk wrote on Apr 14, 2012, 20:14:
To me, Valve is the company that revolutionized storytelling in first-person games, revolutionized how well co-op games can be implemented, revolutionized digital distribution for the better, and revolutionized the way the entire gaming industry looks at pricing and sales.

So.....yeah....I want Half-Life 3, but I'd rather see what they revolutionize next.

"revolutionized storytelling in first-person game" - Ah yes valve did indeed invent the corridor crawler with half life although others have taken the concept and refined it. I think possibly it's ultimate perfected form is manifested in the latest Call of Duty games.

"revolutionized how well co-op games can be implemented" - by adding in elements from competitive multiplayer games.

"revolutionized digital distribution for the better" - by digitally shackling their games to an application which is designed to take away a gamers control over their own software. Of course this has also been further refined by others and now has become the wonderful "always on" DRM used by Ubisoft and others. Whether this is "better" depends on who you are.

"revolutionized the way the entire gaming industry looks at pricing and sales" - not sure if I would call this a revolution outside of the above, if you have tight control of your software distribution then radically fluctuating prices to achieve maximum profit is pretty obvious.

So yes valve completely deserves our uncritical adulation. Keep up the good work!
 
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News Comments > CD Project RED Dropping All DRM
22. Re: CD Project RED Dropping All DRM Mar 9, 2012, 07:06 TheVocalMinority
 
theyarecomingforyou wrote on Mar 8, 2012, 22:10:
jdreyer wrote on Mar 8, 2012, 20:55:
If DRM went away forever, would there be more piracy or less? After no DRM became the norm, would people remember to appreciate devs and purchase copies instead of downloading them?
Purchasing games via-Steam is much more convenient than pirating them.

Staying on message as always.
 
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News Comments > Tactical Intervention This Spring
9. Re: Tactical Intervention This Spring Feb 17, 2012, 07:02 TheVocalMinority
 
No one ever remembers action quake  
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News Comments > Evening Legal Briefs
29. Re: removed Jan 20, 2012, 11:29 TheVocalMinority
 
Blue wrote on Jan 20, 2012, 08:55:
Don't turn this into a flame-war over religion.

Just to clarify I wasn't being critical of Islam, only authoritarianism (religious or otherwise).
 
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News Comments > Evening Legal Briefs
16. Re: Evening Legal Briefs Jan 20, 2012, 07:43 TheVocalMinority
 
The justification is of course that he server is (was?) located in amerka. You all better make sure that you don't post anything disrespectful to the great prophet Muhammad without making sure the server isn't located in Iran because apparently one countries stupid laws can be used against residents in another country now.

Edit: Mixing up my gods and prophets.

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News Comments > Metaverse
5. Re: Metaverse Jan 19, 2012, 06:18 TheVocalMinority
 
RoverRoverRover wrote on Jan 19, 2012, 00:02:
What a horribly biased article.

The expected response from the doctrinal system. You will be seeing more of this sort of thing I am sure.
 
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News Comments > CD Project vs. File-Sharers Follow-up
41. Re: The Humble Indie Bundle #4 Dec 17, 2011, 12:41 TheVocalMinority
 
Beamer wrote on Dec 17, 2011, 00:47:
Yet you haven't explained how taking someone else's work without paying for it isn't stealing.

Probably because it wasn't my original point, which you have again demonstrated by attempting to reframe some arrangements you don't like using emotive language (essentially another straw man).

 
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News Comments > CD Project vs. File-Sharers Follow-up
38. Re: The Humble Indie Bundle #4 Dec 16, 2011, 22:27 TheVocalMinority
 
Beamer wrote on Dec 16, 2011, 08:17:
TheVocalMinority wrote on Dec 16, 2011, 08:02:
Prez wrote on Dec 15, 2011, 17:34:
And for the love of peace and superman, can we please agree to accept that "stealing" is an acceptable colloquialism concerning copyright infringement even if it is technically incorrect? Talk about an absolutely pointless discussion.

An "acceptable colloquialism" to who? Stealing is a very emotive term and referring to copyright infringement as stealing is an attempt to influence the debate by creating an false equivalence between the two.

"I'm not stealing, I'm just like, borrowing it, man."


Steal:
a: to take or appropriate without right or leave and with intent to keep or make use of wrongfully



Yes, you're stealing.

And this is exactly what I'm talking about, with the nice flourish of an ad hominem straw man thrown in.
 
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News Comments > CD Project vs. File-Sharers Follow-up
36. Re: The Humble Indie Bundle #4 Dec 16, 2011, 08:02 TheVocalMinority
 
Prez wrote on Dec 15, 2011, 17:34:
And for the love of peace and superman, can we please agree to accept that "stealing" is an acceptable colloquialism concerning copyright infringement even if it is technically incorrect? Talk about an absolutely pointless discussion.

An "acceptable colloquialism" to who? Stealing is a very emotive term and referring to copyright infringement as stealing is an attempt to influence the debate by creating an false equivalence between the two.
 
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News Comments > GOG.com: "Your customers hate DRM"
26. Re: GOG.com: Nov 11, 2011, 23:27 TheVocalMinority
 
CJ_Parker wrote on Nov 11, 2011, 21:55:
shponglefan wrote on Nov 11, 2011, 17:24:
So therefore most of their customers are willing to put up with DRM... seems to negate their argument.

I'm 100% sure that if you asked around then you'd find out very quickly that the average gamer Joe does...

blah blah blah

Maybe the real issue isn't that customers hate DRM, but that developers hate their customers?
 
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News Comments > Into the Black
2. Re: Into the Black Nov 3, 2011, 07:51 TheVocalMinority
 
I now have a sig  
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News Comments > Ships Ahoy - DCS: Black Shark 2
9. Re: Ships Ahoy - DCS: Black Shark 2 Nov 3, 2011, 07:27 TheVocalMinority
 
Scottish Martial Arts wrote on Nov 3, 2011, 00:48:
Eagle Dynamics is a developer that deserves any bit of cash that comes its way

No. No they don't...

Q: What copy protection system does the DCS series use??
A: Currently it uses the online activation method of StarForce.
 
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News Comments > More Origin Spyware Accusations
28. Re: More Origin Spyware Accusations Nov 2, 2011, 07:38 TheVocalMinority
 
Those who would give up their privacy for a little entertainment deserve neither  
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