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Signed On May 9, 2009, 19:33
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News Comments > Zeschuk's Changing BioWare Role
7. Re: Zeschuk's Changing BioWare Role Aug 10, 2012, 13:34 Beelzebud
 
Don't worry, EA buying Bioware will have no affect on the company!  
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News Comments > Diablo III Patch Info Incoming
13. Re: Diablo III Patch Info Incoming Aug 9, 2012, 13:56 Beelzebud
 
http://youtu.be/AW2xyXl2tTI  
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News Comments > THQ Results: InSane Cancelled
3. Re: THQ Results: InSane Cancelled Aug 6, 2012, 20:26 Beelzebud
 
George knows exactly what it looks like to go through the motions. He made a career out of it for 15 years.  
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News Comments > Sunday Tech Bits
12. Re: Sunday Tech Bits Aug 5, 2012, 19:02 Beelzebud
 
It's really bizarre reading the irrational hatred of being offered a choice. What does it hurt you guys if Linux is an option? Personally I'd love to get away from MS.

As to Carmack: They haven't shipped a good game since Quake 3, and in those days their idea of supporting Linux was to release the game for windows, put a Linux binary on their FTP, and then wait a few months before putting out retail copies of the Linux version. Was he really surprised that no one waited that long, and just bought the Win version and used the binaries from the FTP?
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
22. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 29, 2012, 16:57 Beelzebud
 
RollinThundr wrote on Jul 29, 2012, 15:02:
Rattlehead wrote on Jul 29, 2012, 14:39:
Don't you love how people use the world liberal like it's a derogatory term.

Let's be honest, if it were a republican President who bailed out all these banks and companies, we'd never hear the end of "corporate welfare" yada yada. Obama does it, it's ok, no one cares.

Remember kids it's alright to add record debt as long as you're a democrat. Is that pretty much the moral of the story or what?


I have a memory. Bush signed TARP into law, in case you forgot. It was better than a full blown depression. You can knock down as many straw-men as you want to.

Who said this: "Deficits don't matter." Surly a liberal, right? Oh wait, no that was Dick Cheney, when he was VP during Bush's spending spree.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
12. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 29, 2012, 13:50 Beelzebud
 
RollinThundr wrote on Jul 28, 2012, 22:57:
jdreyer wrote on Jul 28, 2012, 19:59:
Cutter wrote on Jul 28, 2012, 16:57:
Bailout: An Inside Account of How Washington Abandoned Main Street While Rescuing Wall Street

Just saw a good interview with Neil Barofsky about his book and all the stuff still going on with TARP. The corruption and the sheer volume of theft and how the American tax payer has been screwed - yet again - simply boggles the mind. I'm just surprised more of you aren't snapping and going ballistic when you learn about this stuff. I look forward to giving this a read.

Yeah, TARP and the lack of transparency is shocking. People complain about the GM bailout, but that was small potatoes (billions vs trillions) and much of it has been paid back (and was useful in preserving an iconic American industry that actually makes stuff). Most of the TARP money will never come back, and we'll never know who most of those monies were dispersed to. Also, usually losses are repaid out pennies on the dollar, but for some reason TARP paid 100% of losses, which is unheard of.

Sadly, the financial collapse will result in few or no new laws to prevent a repeat. The financial industry pays off the politicians to prevent it. And the Citizens United decision by the SCOTUS further cements that state of affairs.

On the plus side, at least the LIBOR investigation seems to be going well.

I think the part that always gets me with the GM Bailout, is the major reason GM needed a bail out was their greedy employees in the first place. the auto workers union is a prime example of why unions in the US have way too much clout.

The GM "bailout" happened because no banks were in a position to loan them the money. It's amazing that you call the workers "greedy", considering that GM still uses a complete union work force and is already back to turning profits, and paying down their loan.

That's the right-wing mentality for you though. Call the workers greedy, and advocate a position that would have meant even more jobs lost.
 
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News Comments > Evening Legal Briefs
4. Re: Evening Legal Briefs Jul 28, 2012, 12:41 Beelzebud
 
Maybe once this skinner box shop finally crashes and burns, some of the talent they scooped up can go back to making real games. Brian Reynolds, I'm looking at you.  
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News Comments > Return to RIFT
11. Re: Return to RIFT Jul 25, 2012, 21:05 Beelzebud
 
I'm so burnt out on MMO's I won't even play them for free.

I played Rift for 2 months after it first came out, until the realization hit that I was simply playing a reskin job of WoW. Same thing happened with SWTOR. I'm done with MMO's.
 
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News Comments > Sins of a Solar Empire: Rebellion Sets Sales Record
13. Re: Sins of a Solar Empire: Rebellion Sets Sales Record Jul 25, 2012, 20:14 Beelzebud
 
LOL Funny how Wardell sings a different tune when he can make a buck off Steam.  
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News Comments > Evening Legal Briefs
7. Re: Evening Legal Briefs Jul 25, 2012, 02:59 Beelzebud
 
Right now there isn't much of a problem, because net neutrality is here already, and has been since the founding of the internet.

These companies think they should be able to introduce a tiered internet, where high paying corporations would be on a 'fast lane' and everyone else would be stuck in the affordable 'economy lane'. I don't want speed limits, based on the ability to pay, being the standard for the internet, which is what libertarians are arguing for.

A corporation being "free" to introduce a tiered internet is not freedom for people.
 
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News Comments > Serious Sam 3: BFE Linux Plans
4. Re: RE: Follow up Jul 25, 2012, 02:56 Beelzebud
 
UConnBBall wrote on Jul 24, 2012, 22:06:
It's really starting to happen. Momentium in Linux as a gaming platform and I really think in 5 years we could see a whole new kind of PC ecco-system.

But whta in the world is being Open Sourced? It is still proprietary and it is wierd for people to say everything Linux is Open Sourced?????

I love open source software, and free software like Linux, but only unreasonable people would have an issue with entertainment software being proprietary. Being open source isn't a requirement for Linux. There are plenty of professional apps that have Linux versions that are proprietary.
 
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News Comments > Serious Sam 3: BFE Linux Plans
3. Re: Serious Sam 3: BFE Linux Plans Jul 25, 2012, 02:54 Beelzebud
 
And so it begins!

Steam is the shot in the arm that Linux gaming needs, and I can't wait until the day I can dump Windows as my primary OS. It's coming. Gaming is the only thing that keeps me on Windows.
 
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News Comments > Evening Legal Briefs
4. Re: Evening Legal Briefs Jul 25, 2012, 00:16 Beelzebud
 
A 'rational libertarian' is just another way of saying "I'm a classic liberal".  
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News Comments > Skyrim Beta Patch
2. Re: Skyrim Beta Patch Jul 23, 2012, 23:01 Beelzebud
 
Yeah I also hope that Obsidian will get to continue working on Fallout. They absolutely nailed New Vegas. The writing and coherence was way beyond Bethesda's attempt.  
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News Comments > Diablo III Invulnerability Exploit [Updated]
37. Re: Diablo III Invulnerability Exploit Jul 23, 2012, 16:53 Beelzebud
 
Stick a fork in it, it's done.

I tried to like Diablo 3, mainly because I enjoyed the first two.

However D3 has made it abundantly clear that Blizzard is now just another corporate conglomerate ran by bean counters that care more about sucking their fans' bank accounts dry, rather than about making fun games, building a good reputation, and a lasting business.

I predict we'll read no more stories about how Blizzard developed a game and then tossed it out because it simply wasn't fun. Those days are long gone.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
5. Re: Op Ed Jul 21, 2012, 15:50 Beelzebud
 
40K to patch a game? That is idiotic. As this illustrates, it doesn't mean games on Xbox will be less buggy, it just means some games get fixed, and some don't.

 
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News Comments > Borderlands 2 Development Complete
6. Re: Borderlands 2 Development Complete Jul 20, 2012, 13:04 Beelzebud
 
Borderlands 2 looks cool, but I won't be hopping on the DLC train. I'll buy it once it's all in a GOTY package at some later date.  
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News Comments > Fortnite To Use Online DRM?
29. Re: Dumb Jul 19, 2012, 14:01 Beelzebud
 
Epic is about to find out that they're no Blizzard.

People bought Diablo 3 because of who made it, not because they wanted to validate DRM. The same sales records will not be crushed by an Epic game on PC, especially one that is a blatant cash in on everything that is popular at the moment.

Add TF2's art style with Minecraft, a Post-apocalypse world, and zombies, and you get this mess. You watch. They'll put this out as a Steam exclusive, and say it was made by Epic's Indie Division. Wait for it!
 
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News Comments > The Old Republic EP Leaves; Other Staff Cuts?
23. Re: The Old Republic EP Leaves; Other Staff Cuts? Jul 17, 2012, 17:47 Beelzebud
 
I don't really disagree with any of that RollinThundr. Bioware was starting to produce watered down stuff before the buyout. My only point of contention with what you said about Blizzard is that the relaxed management style from their early parent company is what empowered them to produced those classic games, and turned Blizzard into a billion dollar company.

Since the merger, they don't seem to have that same mindset. Look no further than Diablo 3. Issues with the RMAH aside, they were showing off the PVP section of the game years ago, and always said it was in the game. The old Blizzard never would have released Diablo 3 until all of the parts were ready to go. Hell they used to throw out entire games because they weren't living up to the quality of their brand, one of those throw aways being a version of Diablo 3.

It's no coincidence that these companies are all stagnating after selling out to large corporate interests, when Valve is humming right along with a relaxed management attitude, and still putting out classics.

If a game company has management with no real passion for games, you get shit.
 
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News Comments > The Old Republic EP Leaves; Other Staff Cuts?
13. Re: The Old Republic EP Leaves; Other Staff Cuts? Jul 17, 2012, 15:57 Beelzebud
 
Interplay all but dead, taking down Black Isle Studios with it.

id Software sells to Zenimax/Bethesda and releases a console game with a sloppy PC port.

Epic totally whored out to the dude-bro console crowd on Xbox Live.

Bioware swallowed up by EA, now putting out nothing but watered down crap.

Blizzard merges with Activision and puts out Diablo 3: RMAH

I miss the late 90's. It's not hard to see why independent developers are where the good games are coming from.
 
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