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Nickname Dirwulf
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Homepage http://www.morelovelesshate.com
Signed On Jan 13, 2010, 02:31
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News Comments > Total War: Shogun 2 Patch Monday
2. Re: Total War: Shogun 2 Patch Monday May 6, 2011, 22:17 Dirwulf
 


And new maps:

"The team has been working really hard, and we know you’ve been waiting, so as a way of saying thank you for your patience, we’ve also sneaked in four brand-new free maps."
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
21. Re: Op Ed May 6, 2011, 19:34 Dirwulf
 
Dades wrote on May 6, 2011, 18:44:
If you really need a history lesson on Microsoft's lack of support for the PC platform then I suggest using Google. You're either thick or just one of those morons who argues the opposite side of everything to be annoying but either way we're done here.

Yeah that's what I thought. Back up your insults with no facts...
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
19. Re: Op Ed May 6, 2011, 18:29 Dirwulf
 
Dades wrote on May 6, 2011, 18:23:
Dirwulf wrote on May 6, 2011, 18:11:
So one three minute video, that has never been publicly released, that shows a Facebook integration with Farmville and Xbox, and suddenly that means Microsoft wants to turn WGX into Farmville? That's quite a leap there.

Yes it's quite a leap...if you ignore all of their actions for the past ten years and focus instead on a single press release where they halfheartedly suggest they will support the platform.

And what actions are those exactly?
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
17. Re: Op Ed May 6, 2011, 18:11 Dirwulf
 
Dades wrote on May 6, 2011, 16:46:
Dirwulf wrote on May 6, 2011, 16:40:
Its a video about the integration of Avatars. So what? That's one thing they may be working on and means nothing. And what is bad about this may I ask?

It's a video that includes their vision of how the platform operates. They don't want a vibrant gaming community, they want to monetize the platform and turn it into Farmville.

So one three minute video, that has never been publicly released, that shows a Facebook integration with Farmville and Xbox, and suddenly that means Microsoft wants to turn WGX into Farmville? That's quite a leap there.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
15. Re: Op Ed May 6, 2011, 16:40 Dirwulf
 
Dades wrote on May 6, 2011, 15:50:
Dirwulf wrote on May 6, 2011, 12:18:
There was an article posted here back in March how MS is committed to making GFWL viable.

http://tinyurl.com/6craueh

This is their idea of making GFWL viable. You would have to be really dense to think they were in any way serious about supporting PC gaming.

Its a video about the integration of Avatars. So what? That's one thing they may be working on and means nothing. And what is bad about this may I ask?
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
5. Re: Op Ed May 6, 2011, 12:18 Dirwulf
 
nin wrote on May 6, 2011, 12:01:
The author is correct - GFWL is a broken mess.

It's just another half assed MS product. They see what the competition is doing, do a lazy attempt at the same thing themselves, and then they'll eventually just abandon it and move on.

There was an article posted here back in March how MS is committed to making GFWL viable.

http://tinyurl.com/6craueh
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
3. Re: Op Ed May 6, 2011, 11:59 Dirwulf
 
I understand Microsoft's thinking. You can't sign into your WoW account but once. I believe this is for security purposes, but obviously in this case it can be a huge pain. So the wife gets a second account for watching movies and such. If she signs in to watch Netflix with her account he can still get achievements, etc. But I guess that "free" part kinda of wipes that out too, since the second account would be on the PC.

So then, MS should make free accounts for watching Netflix on your Xbox if you already have an existing account. But they want you to buy a gold subscription, so that's probably not going to happen.

I wonder what a good solution would be?
 
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News Comments > Star Wars: The Old Republic Interviews
15. Re: Star Wars: The Old Republic Interviews May 1, 2011, 12:47 Dirwulf
 
WyldKat wrote on May 1, 2011, 03:34:
I've actually been having a ton of fun with STO after all the changes they've made. Most of that is because of the weekly episodes and the Foundry, which lets people create missions for others to play. There's been some fantastic story driven player-made episodes I've played.

I have a lifetime subscription to this, and haven't touched it in 8 months. I think I might have to check it out again. I kind of forgot about it until you mentioned it :P.

Patch time...
 
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News Comments > Star Wars: The Old Republic Interviews
14. Re: Star Wars: The Old Republic Interviews May 1, 2011, 12:37 Dirwulf
 
NKD wrote on May 1, 2011, 00:34:
Cutter wrote on Apr 30, 2011, 23:17:
If you know anything about the genre it doesn't take much to realize this is going to be a 300 million dollar failure.

I've played basically every MMO, and what I can say about this one without breaking NDA is that I'm quite confident you're wrong. In fact, I think I'll save your quote here in my sig and break it out later this year.

I think this guy is lying. I was in the Beta. You get 3 days to test. So unless he is in his 3 days now...and not that you can get anything out of it in 3 days. You get to play one class, the class they are testing that round. And only up to a certain level, whatever skills they happen to be testing at that time. Its very boxed in.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Tech Bits
1. Re: Saturday Tech Bits Apr 30, 2011, 13:59 Dirwulf
 
Brother still makes Typewriters, just not manual ones.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
11. Re: Out of the Blue Apr 27, 2011, 12:33 Dirwulf
 

Congratulations
 
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News Comments > Ships Ahoy - Darkspore
11. Re: Ships Ahoy - Darkspore Apr 26, 2011, 13:45 Dirwulf
 
Its an ARPG. Lots of ARPG's are repetitive. I consider them light fare for when you're too drunk to play heavier games. Amazon's download is $10 less, and I like beer. I played as far as the beta let you, and I kinda want to see the other planets. Some of the boss fights at the end levels were pretty fun, it wasn't just the usual swarm of mobs. The customization is pretty deep. You can spend a lot of time tweaking your hero's with all the different loot you get.

But yeah, its a beer and pretzels game. I'll still get $40 worth out of it easily.
 
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News Comments > Age of Empires Online Beta Key Giveaway
30. Re: Age of Empires Online Beta Key Giveaway Apr 26, 2011, 11:26 Dirwulf
 
If there are any keys left I would like one please.

Thank you very much.
 
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News Comments > StarCraft II Ban Laser Strikes
6. Re: StarCraft II Ban Laser Strikes Apr 25, 2011, 22:09 Dirwulf
 
Sepharo wrote on Apr 25, 2011, 21:40:
Anyone care to explain what Laser Strikes are?

At least that's what I thought the first 3 times I read the headline, before I noticed "Ban" was missing an 's'.

Its not missing an s. Blue used the word "laser" instead of the usual "hammer." As in Blizzard has struck with the ban hammer/laser.

When you get banned from a game/forum/website, etc, it is said you have been struck by the ban hammer.
 
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News Comments > StarCraft II Ban Laser Strikes
1. Re: StarCraft II Ban Laser Strikes Apr 25, 2011, 21:32 Dirwulf
 
Is that what our forefathers wore? Wigs of Liberty...  
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
4. Re: Morning Safety Dance Apr 25, 2011, 15:37 Dirwulf
 
After doing more research on this, go into your cell phone's location services, I bet you already have Google tracking turned on if you are using an Android device. WebOS has the same thing. Its on by default, but you can turn it off. Apple seems to be going a little further by caching this info in the phone. That's the part that I believe is nefarious.  
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
2. Re: Morning Safety Dance Apr 25, 2011, 12:41 Dirwulf
 
That's some pretty serious shit Apple is doing there. The article linked on the BN article is even more scary as it goes into detail.

http://tinyurl.com/64n3z6e
 
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News Comments > Borderlands Proposal
9. Re: Borderlands Proposal Apr 24, 2011, 20:58 Dirwulf
 
Grats on getting married. Your life is now over.  
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News Comments > Rocksmith Trailer
6. Re: Rocksmith Trailer Apr 19, 2011, 23:59 Dirwulf
 

If knowing a few chords and notes is what qualifies as a musician then I guess most of us are musicians in that case, right? It's not like this GAME teaches actual music knowledge and theory. Can you read sheet music? Probably not. Just because a parrot learns words doesn't mean it understands language. However, that takes real intelligence, something you lack.

Oh, and don't bother replying because you're finally going on ignore with your other moroic pal, space captain.

I guess you don't listen to the radio much. Most bands these days only seem to know a few chords and apparently they qualify as musicians (that's an entirely different discussion). Of course these games don't test theory and knowledge. I don't know many musicians that actually know theory let alone what the circle of fifths is. And I really doubt the plethora of Blink 182's on this planet do either.

Not that you care, but I started playing trumpet in 2nd grade when they still had music programs in elementary schools in the US. I eventually went to New Mexico State University on a marching band grant where I studied music composition and theory. So Yes, I know how to read music. I also play several instruments.

Someone who has never played a guitar will certainly learn something from this game. What do you think learning licks is anyway...parroting. There's hardly a musician on this planet with an original lick or musical idea. You learn by copying the people you like and then develop your own style. They'll learn basic chords and fingering. Its a start. Something no other music game has done yet. How is this bad? You made no points except to be a condescending asshole.
 
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News Comments > etc., etc.
1. Re: etc., etc. Apr 19, 2011, 22:05 Dirwulf
 
This history lesson on Blizzard has been fantastic so far. Looking forward to the next installment.  
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