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Homepage http://www.totaliterritory.com
Signed On Mar 23, 2010, 14:45
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News Comments > WoW 10th Anniversary Celebrations
15. Re: WoW 10th Anniversary Celebrations Nov 21, 2014, 14:17 Necrophob
 
Cutter wrote on Nov 21, 2014, 12:50:
Yakubs wrote on Nov 21, 2014, 11:44:
"Southshore vs. Tarren Mill—The Battle Continues
To recapture the feeling of the endless tug-of-war of early WoW PvP, we’re opening a special Team Deathmatch–style Battleground based on the timeless struggle between Southshore and Tarren Mill. We’ll have two different brackets for players to take part in: one for level 90–99 characters and another for level 100. Unlike the old days of Tarren Mill vs. Southshore, this Battleground has a clearly defined victor, so you’ll need to work as a team or face crushing defeat. A win will gain you a shiny new title: either Tarren Mill Terror for the Alliance or Southshore Slayer for the Horde."

This is a perfect microcosm for WoW design philosophy. After having removed everything interesting about the original game, let's bring it back but put theme-park structure around it so everyone can opt out of having their feelings hurt.

Some of those battles at TM were effing amazing. Soooo much fun.

I played WoW for about a year on dial-up before finally getting DSL. What prompted the upgrade? Freaking Tarren Mill. WoW actually worked ok on a dialup, but put a bunch of people in one spot like that, and WoW turned into a slideshow for me.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
3. Re: Morning Metaverse Nov 17, 2014, 14:32 Necrophob
 
jdreyer wrote on Nov 17, 2014, 13:02:
Verizon: We Could Offer 1 Gbps, But Don't Think You Need It.

"I could bench 350, I just don't want to."


"Bro, do you even telecom?"
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
28. Re: Morning Metaverse Nov 14, 2014, 17:44 Necrophob
 
Maybe she's just a clever troll.  
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
22. Re: Morning Metaverse Nov 14, 2014, 14:58 Necrophob
 
"When we're on the phone and you talk real slow. Cause it's late and your mama don't know." The genius that is Taylor Swift. Talk real slow? I'm not sure that's a valid method of remaining undetected...  
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News Comments > etc.
17. Re: etc. Nov 11, 2014, 12:23 Necrophob
 
Beamer wrote on Nov 11, 2014, 11:43:
Also, nice job ignoring the developer comments on how this is hurting games, not helping.

Which is the thing - no AAA developers support this. Only small indie guys. Not a single AAA developer has come out for GG, but many have come out against. Numerous, even. Hell, Blizzard as a whole condemned the entire thing.

But keep thinking it's helping, that ranting on Twitter and scaring people is going to get your way. That it will make things better. That following RogueStar's campaign of harassment, or defending it, or even downplaying it, will make you not have to share your industry.

Journalism ethics uncovered by GG: 0
Journalism changes uncovered by GG: 0

Hell, even two of the most prominent GG journalists, TotalBiscuit and RalphReport, have started repeatingly claiming they aren't journalists. Wonderful, they want ethics, they just don't want to follow them themselves...

Of course no AAA is going to come out pro-gamergate. That's just bad business. Let's just set aside the fact that it's the AAA's that have marginalized and objectified women in their games this whole time in the first place.
 
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News Comments > System Shock 2 Community Patch
4. Re: System Shock 2 Community Patch Nov 11, 2014, 10:29 Necrophob
 
I played this game all the way through last year. Even with its dated graphics, it was scary as hell. I wouldn't want to play it with enhanced graphics :/ Those damn psi-monkeys...  
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News Comments > Sunday Tech Bits
2. Re: Sunday Tech Bits Nov 2, 2014, 10:25 Necrophob
 
Maybe he's working on the new Apple slogan: "I Want to &$@$ You Like Apple"  
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News Comments > etc.
1. Re: etc. Oct 30, 2014, 11:09 Necrophob
 
I enjoy Anita Sarkeesian's Tropes videos, and I think she makes a good point on a lot of them. However, the media coverage on this issue has been extremely one-sided (I've never actually seen them ask a gamer their side). A week or so ago, I switched it to MSNBC (accidentally...Dishnetwork replaced CNN with it) and one of their bobble-head/talking-heads was white knighting that Quinn person, with her playing the innocent during the interview.  
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News Comments > Saturday Metaverse
6. Re: Saturday Metaverse Oct 26, 2014, 10:00 Necrophob
 
I buy my music from Amazon. Haven't bought from Apple in years.  
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
3. Re: Morning Tech Bits Oct 23, 2014, 12:24 Necrophob
 
NKD wrote on Oct 23, 2014, 11:13:
Necrophob wrote on Oct 23, 2014, 10:25:
Bale should do a good Jobs. Both are/were egotistical megalomaniacs.

Plus Bale is a super dedicated actor. Guy doesn't fuck around when it comes to prepping for a role.

I just hope this movie isn't another love song to Jobs.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
1. Re: Morning Tech Bits Oct 23, 2014, 10:25 Necrophob
 
Bale should do a good Jobs. Both are/were egotistical megalomaniacs.  
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News Comments > Morning Crowdfunding Roundup
2. Re: Morning Crowdfunding Roundup Oct 15, 2014, 10:25 Necrophob
 
I see "ORA" and I immediately think of an Oracle database error. Not a great name.  
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News Comments > Dragon Age: Inquisition Specs
1. Re: Dragon Age: Inquisition Specs Oct 10, 2014, 16:44 Necrophob
 
26G? Is that all on-disk DLC or something? How are games getting shorter and simpler, yet use up more and more disk space? Don't they use any sort of compression any more?  
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
1. Re: Morning Tech Bits Oct 3, 2014, 09:50 Necrophob
 
"There is currently no information of whether or not DirectX 12 will be coming to older versions of Windows."

I doubt it will be on older versions of Windows. When it comes to Microsoft, the carrot is also the stick.
 
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News Comments > Evening Safety Dance
3. Re: Evening Safety Dance Sep 27, 2014, 10:52 Necrophob
 
Parallax Abstraction wrote on Sep 26, 2014, 22:44:
"Bash Bug “Shellshock” Is as Large an Issue as Heartbleed."

And it doesn't affect Windows or Android. I love watching smug Apple fanboys/press sites (which are largely one in the same) squirming to justify how this, the bending phones and the two emergency iOS 8 updates in two days are no big deal because it's Apple. So delicious.

cygwin
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
2. Re: Morning Consolidation Sep 25, 2014, 10:31 Necrophob
 
SlimRam wrote on Sep 25, 2014, 10:03:
  • Activision is making a Duck Dynasty game.


  • FINALLY! NOW I have a reason to buy a console again!

    Do they think their target audience for this game has a XBONE/PS4? Hmmm...
     
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    News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
    3. Re: Morning Safety Dance Sep 17, 2014, 10:47 Necrophob
     
    Task wrote on Sep 17, 2014, 10:05:
    Basically the government is the Mafia.

    "[US] That sure is a nice...uhm...whatever it is you do now Yahoo...sure would be a shame if anything happened to it..."
     
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    News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
    2. Re: Evening Tech Bits Sep 16, 2014, 11:19 Necrophob
     
    MoreLuckThanSkill wrote on Sep 15, 2014, 20:51:
    Clearly there is no danger of a weaponized version of this hunting us all down in 10-20 years. Clearly.

    Dun Dun Dun Da Dun... Dun Dun Dun Da Dun...

    I'd imagine my last thought before it kills me would be "That's so cool...".
     
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    News Comments > MS to Reveal $2.5B Mojang Deal Tomorrow?
    21. Re: MS to Reveal $2.5B Mojang Deal Tomorrow? Sep 14, 2014, 12:36 Necrophob
     
    When has being aquired by Microsoft ever resulted in a good thing? Wait until they reveal that MScraft will only run on Windows 8...  
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    News Comments > etc.
    3. Re: etc. Aug 24, 2014, 15:06 Necrophob
     
    its easy to make simple scenes look great with UE4, but complex scenes with tons of unique assets quickly become a nightmare. UE4 is pretty awesome, but its got a ways to go. Having said that, people are doing really cool stuff with it (check out the work in progress section of the forums at unrealengine.com).  
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