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Signed On Feb 1, 2009, 04:01
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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.

This comment was edited on Jan 20, 2012, 11:23.
 
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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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News Comments > "No Firm Decision" Yet on S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2 DRM
13. Re: Oct 10, 2011, 04:59 TheVocalMinority
 
Kajetan wrote on Oct 9, 2011, 14:10:
GSC: We proudly announce Steamworks as DRM solution.
Customers: Yay!

I would hope not. I think the latest stalker game was the last recently released game I paid for but I will not be doing so for this one if they go the steam route.
 
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News Comments > John Carmack at Mesquite Midnight RAGE Release
52. Re: John Carmack at Mesquite Midnight RAGE Release Oct 2, 2011, 00:22 TheVocalMinority
 
I don't think I've been so thoroughly entertained by the comments section on blue's news since Derek stopped posting. Good work guys!

Quote of the day definitely goes to the batman though:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P1_NtckgpXU
 
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News Comments > Documentary Uses Arma2 for Fake Footage
29. Re: Documentary Uses Arma2 for Fake Footage Sep 28, 2011, 07:55 TheVocalMinority
 
Jonny wrote on Sep 27, 2011, 19:30:
That's like saying Fox is representative of the US government.

Yes that would be wrong - it's actually the other way around!

 
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News Comments > Origin Adds Anti-Lawsuit Language to TOS
23. Re: Origin Adds Anti-Lawsuit Language to TOS Sep 24, 2011, 00:17 TheVocalMinority
 
[VG]Reagle wrote on Sep 23, 2011, 23:00:
This is a MAJOR REASON TO HATE ORIGIN....

I always assumed this guys was just a stupid COD fanboy rather than a paid stooge, but he has been quite cleverly subtle in this thread so now I'm not so sure.

On topic - interesting info with respect to this nonsense being legally viable in the US now. Not that I live there (nor am I buying BF3 for that matter) however the US government has a way of getting it's dubious laws adopted in other countries via trade agreements and so forth.
 
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News Comments > Epic Not Working on New Unreal Games
28. Re: Epic Not Working on New Unreal Games Sep 22, 2011, 09:56 TheVocalMinority
 
entr0py wrote on Sep 21, 2011, 18:22:

It would be great if Epic to make another game like Unreal, only set in a more interesting and imaginative world.



Wow did you even play the same Unreal as I did? I still rate it as one of my all time favorite games BECAUSE it was such an interesting an imaginative world. I was like the gaming equivalent some of the types of sci-fi stories I enjoy which create a whole different but believable world (for example "Dune" and "To Your Scattered Bodies Go"). I don't think this has been done since, at least not in the sort of games I play.

Yes it didn't have a movie-like plot or cut scenes (a bonus as that would have just got in the way), the really memorable characters were the maps that actually felt like real places rather than a series of corridors - The Sunspire, Bluff Eversmoking and so on.
 
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News Comments > Syndicate-Inspired Cartel Revealed
23. Re: Syndicate-Inspired Cartel Revealed Sep 22, 2011, 09:39 TheVocalMinority
 
baltar wrote on Sep 21, 2011, 14:22:
Lobster wrote on Sep 21, 2011, 13:53:
Hey, I have an idea. Maybe EA can make an FPS called "Cartel," and Paradox can make a squad-based RTS called "Syndicate." That work for everyone?

Hey! Stop that! Go take your common sense somewhere else. The world doesn't want any of it.

OOOOOOOkay here's a bit of common sense for you:

It doesn't matter what a game is called as long as it's fun to play.

That fanboys don't seem to realize this is the reason they are getting shat on. This is because as the game has that particular name it means they will go and buy it anyway and thus do not need to be otherwise catered for by the big evil company that just wants to make as much money as possible, who will then just pitch it to drag in as many other punters as possible. Quite a satisfying little karmic circle really...
 
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