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Signed On Feb 1, 2009, 04:01
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News Comments > Descent Fan Remake
30. Re: Descent Fan Remake Nov 12, 2012, 06:29 TheVocalMinority
 
Suppa7 wrote on Nov 11, 2012, 22:01:

The real problem is the guys behind descent had crappy game design skills and basically stumbled into success. Descent 3 ended up selling poorly because they had no idea what they were doing. Levels were too big, getting rid of mines was a bad idea because you could no longer pace the action properly.


I picked up Descent 3 from GOG a while back and had a blast with it. Started off using joystick which is what I used way back when in the original but found mouse was a lot better this time. Unfortunately I came up against a boss I couldn't beat, the homunculus, apparently he is made a lot nastier by the higher FPS.

 
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News Comments > Steam for Linux Beta Client
19. Re: Steam for Linux Beta Client Nov 7, 2012, 07:22 TheVocalMinority
 
eunichron wrote on Nov 6, 2012, 15:25:
I would say those people, the Stallman types, are a fairly small, but increasingly vocal, minority in the Linux community. Seeing as how Ubuntu looks like the primary distro for support, and Ubuntu isn't endorsed by the FSF, I'm assuming Valve doesn't give two shits about what they have to say.

Well then what you are saying would be wrong. Stallman wrote the GNU shell and associated tools which are essential to every Linux operating system. "those people" and the free software philosophy are central the Linux community. Linux would not exist without it.

Nice try though.
 
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News Comments > Valve on Linux Plans
13. Re: Valve on Linux Plans Oct 29, 2012, 23:52 TheVocalMinority
 
The stupid really seems to have come to visit this topic in a big way!

DDI wrote on Oct 29, 2012, 21:55:
No one wants to deal with that bullshit to get a decent looking OS.

KDE or gnome is usually the default desktop for a distro or can be installed from the package manager. As difficult as installing a steam game AFAIK.

DDI wrote on Oct 29, 2012, 21:55:
As soon as Linux starts copying Windows and MacOS, you know proven desktop interfaces, instead of this fractured scattered crap, it might be marginally successful.

Linux desktops do tend to be copies, to some extent, of the Windows and Mac desktops. In fact a more valid criticism is the lack of innovation displayed by the more polished desktops. And are you trying to say having a choice is bad???

DDI wrote on Oct 29, 2012, 21:55:
But in the end, it's only a matter of time before Valve just releases some steam box that runs a closed Linux distro, completing the circle of hypocrisy.

No, the GPL is specifically designed to prevent this. There may be closed software as part of the distro but any GPL software such as the Linux kernel will remain open.

It would be incredibly naive to think this is not about the windows app store. Gabe can see where that is heading as Valve is playing the exact same game. This is the hypocrisy - Steam IS a walled garden! Of course it's not as insidious as it doesn't constitute the entirety of the OS but once within the system it's pretty much the same thing.

And I'm still calling HL3 as a Linux exclusive. The fanboy tears will be glorious.

 
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News Comments > Firm Says Steam URLs Exploitable
57. Re: It's good advice but not foolproof. Oct 18, 2012, 07:58 TheVocalMinority
 
nin wrote on Oct 17, 2012, 22:15:
Assley Putz!

Assley Putz!

Assley Putz!


You called? Good to see the valve fanbois resorting yet again to Ad hominem attacks when some heretic dares disparage their idol. Keep up the good work chaps.
 
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News Comments > Ships Ahoy - The Expendables 2
20. Re: Ships Ahoy - The Expendables 2 Aug 21, 2012, 10:39 TheVocalMinority
 
Prez wrote on Aug 21, 2012, 03:11:
PHJF wrote on Aug 21, 2012, 00:14:
Guess you'll be picking it up sometime around when Chuck ends the universe...

The Big Bang Theory has it all wrong. The universe was created in a massive explosion of matter and energy when Chuck Norris performed a roundhouse kick. When the universe stops expanding and contracts in on itself, Chuck Norris will be at the center, ready to roundhouse it into existence again.

I've been hearing this stuff about Chuck Norris for many years now, and I just don't get where it originated. He got his ass kicked by Bruce Lee for God's sake - why isn't Lee talked about with such awe? Is is a prejudice against dead Chinamen, or a natural favoritism for hairy-chested Nordic Track-users?

WOOOOOOSH!
 
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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

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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.

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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