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Real Name Edmund Blackadder   
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Signed On Aug 18, 2010, 21:20
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News Comments > Steam Music Beta Nears
11. Re: Steam Music Beta Nears Feb 4, 2014, 02:40 Snabel
I would love the opportunity to be able to buy, collect and play game soundtrack via some steam service, perferably able to be operated using big picture.

I've recent gotten more and more into listening to various OSTs from indie games and I'm loving it. Although not having them streamable on my every device at while, as with spotify, is a bit of a drag.

Go forth Valve and make it so.
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News Comments > Telltale Announces Tales from the Borderlands
16. Re: Telltale Announces Tales from the Borderlands Dec 9, 2013, 02:11 Snabel
Parallax Abstraction wrote on Dec 8, 2013, 19:45:
Telltale has some amazing writers, which makes me wonder how they're going to make compelling Borderlands stuff.

What I kinda of wonder is how *many* writers they have.
And graphics artists, and ai coders, and and and everything else.

Will we ever see the end of The Wolf among us, Walking dead season 2 AND this Borderlands series anytime during 2014?
I'm definitely not buying TWD s2 until it's close to complete. I wouldn't say I regret buying The wolf among us as it was pretty darn awesome, but I think I might have done differently now.
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News Comments > GeForce 331.93 Beta Drivers
22. Re: GeForce 331.93 Beta Drivers Nov 30, 2013, 12:49 Snabel
Just to add to the confusion I can say that I always install the latest Nvidia beta driver the second it's released and I have never once had to roll back the drivers.

I realize that depening on hardware/software, your experience will vary quite a lot, but this has always been my experience over the years with Nvidia hardware.

There have been a few notable exceptions in the last 10 years or so, but overall, my experience is that overall it is rock solid. It does lead me to wonder why some people always seem to have these issues whereas others don't. It could be blind luck of course, or something else might be involved.

Point being, you should never imagine that your experience is valid for everyone else. Try to be a little bit humble and towards other peoples experiences. For all you know, they could be way closer to the average experience than you are.
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News Comments > Saturday Legal Briefs
6. Re: Saturday Legal Briefs Oct 13, 2013, 04:44 Snabel
The criticism towards DRM in HTML5 is bascially that they are not actually adding DRM to HTML5

The current plan is to add a local exit or pointer into HTML5 which points towards any binary that you might choose. This means that what is inside the binary is chosen by the web site itself, is not viewable to the consumer/customer/public and is in no way part of the HTML5 standard.

This is the criticism. That you're not actually creating a DRM standard for HTML5. You are just adding slightly more confusion while you are still keeping the current model in place, except slapping a HTML5 sticker on it.

Whether you are for or against DRM being added to HTML5, the current solution does not go either way. This I believe makes it a target for much valid criticism.
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News Comments > Teleglitch: Die More Edition DLC; Patch; Sale
3. Re: Teleglitch: Die More Edition DLC; Patch; Sale Oct 9, 2013, 16:01 Snabel
As this game was quite fun and I loved the mood and the setting and the hard as nails gameplay, buying this DLC for virtually no money was a no brainer.

Also the fact that I bought the game at 75% discount made the decision way easier of course.
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News Comments > Rayman Legends Demo
3. Re: Rayman Legends Demo Aug 22, 2013, 13:01 Snabel
I very much doubt that UPlay is actually making them any money though.
A small group of people actively avoid their games to not have to deal with the hassle that is UPlay. Some avoid it for its atrocious security record. The rest simply do not care either way, other than the fact that 's very annoying to have your game have other requirements than steam, which if its on steam, it really shouldnt...
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News Comments > Steamships Ahoy - Rush Bros.
2. Re: Steamships Ahoy - Rush Bros. May 26, 2013, 05:41 Snabel
It's 10% off on steam all through may. Customary for a game that's just launched I believe.  
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News Comments > Guns of Icarus Online Adventure Mode Funded
2. Re: Guns of Icarus Online Adventure Mode Funded May 22, 2013, 13:37 Snabel
It is pretty fun  
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News Comments > SimCity Patch Addresses Traffic Snags
8. Re: SimCity Patch Addresses Traffic Snags Mar 20, 2013, 02:49 Snabel
I'm not sure why people are congratulating themselves on not buying this game. IN spite of the insane amount of issues at launch, a lot of which are dealt with, most people I know are having a blast and are pretty much playing non stop still. That I think speaks volumes for how good the game is. I think people are missing out of a seriously good time if they refrain from buying the game due to being concerned about not being able to play a small portion of the time now.  
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News Comments > StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm Online Preview Next Week
1. Re: StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm Online Preview Next Week Feb 22, 2013, 10:05 Snabel

Whatever this is, it's in my book.
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News Comments > StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm Opening Cinematic
26. Re: StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm Opening Cinematic Jan 22, 2013, 19:00 Snabel
panbient wrote on Jan 22, 2013, 17:21:
I'll be waiting until it's out and properly reviewed before spending any cash.

There has been a lot of games released by blizzard. You know exactly what the reviews will say. You already know whether this game is for you or not and it has very little to do with reviews. They'll be the same as they always are.
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News Comments > U.S. Retail Game Sales Continue Decline
15. Re: U.S. Retail Game Sales Continue Decline Aug 10, 2012, 07:20 Snabel
It must be just the most terrible kind of journalism to report on this with a doom & gloom focus without at least trying to check just how much of that reduction in overall retail sales was just shifted into digital download, dlc and free to play games.

On top of that, the whole recessione thing, no huge games released in the last month or two and oh yes this being a slow period of the year as well. At least compare the number to the number from the same period from earlier years?

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News Comments > Uplay Patched
4. Re: Uplay Patched Jul 30, 2012, 21:05 Snabel
I finally gave in during the steam sale and bought from dust, in spite of my feelings towards ubisoft.

I'm kind of regretting this now, which is a shame considering the game was quite nice for its price.

Class action?
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News Comments > Mass Effect 3 Demo Early Access
17. Re: Mass Effect 3 Demo Early Access Feb 14, 2012, 17:59 Snabel
Burrito of Peace wrote on Feb 14, 2012, 17:46:
Clancy wrote on Feb 14, 2012, 17:12:
The servers are pretty darn fast, maxed out my connection of 100Mbps.
Steam could never do that.

To be fair, Origin probably doesn't have a tenth of the load on them that Steam does.

To be even fairer, Steam very often maxes out my 100Mbps connection, so I think it depends on which data centers you happen to be closest to.
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News Comments > Star Trek Game Next Year
6. Re: Star Trek Game Next Year Feb 11, 2012, 14:30 Snabel
Tom wrote on Feb 11, 2012, 14:11:
F J. J. Abrams. The last Star Trek movie SUCKED. (What is wrong with the world that this movie is at 8.1 on IMDB and 83 on Metacritic?!?)

Me and everyone else respectfully disagrees with you. I loved the movie and the direction it's going in

I can't imagine the future holds anything different for the next movie.

Hurrah! I hope the game captures some of it. The games made based on the ST universe suffer from having to emulate a rather stale world. The fresh air the was the last movie and the people involved with it could really make this game seem more relevant than most of the old ones. I feel like most of the old one have played on nostalgia more than they've offered something genuinely interesting. Hopefully the new one will though.
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News Comments > Steam Breach Follow-up
10. Re: Steam Breach Follow-up Feb 10, 2012, 22:22 Snabel
commonperson wrote on Feb 10, 2012, 22:09:
. I'm not demanding a new game or anything but it's interesting when Sony screwed up and were hacked they had their balls nailed to the wall. When Steam screwed up and were hacked the reaction has been much more tepid.

Sony has a long history lf lying to their customers and blatantly treating them like shit.

Valve has a long history of being open with their customers and giving their customers what they want.

Even if both companies committed the same error, handled it equally and the outcome of the events had the same consequence for their separate users, which I don't think is what actually happened, I believe that the different reactions are a fair representation of the users regard for their general treatment. I believe it's a bit naive to expect the same reaction with such an entirely different attitude, culture and history with both companies.
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News Comments > Blizzard Sues Over DOTA TM
25. Re: Blizzard Sues Over DOTA TM Feb 10, 2012, 11:57 Snabel
Theo wrote on Feb 10, 2012, 11:24:
But honestly when was the last time Valve released some IP they created, answer, HL2.

I'm not sure I see how it matters.

How does it impact the quality of the game or the entertainment you get from it whether valve found a small company with a great idea and a fun little game, bought them and made a big franchise out of it with games a lot of people love?

Would it somehow increase the quality of the games as they were if valve sat in a black room and invented these game-worlds and concepts on their own? I'd don't really see how it matters. Valve makes games that I love to play, how that happens isn't really important.

Having said that though, I'm not sure who's in the right here. It might very well be that Valve is at fault. However, Blizzard have shown themselves to be massive dicks in a lot of other cases over the years, so I'm sure there's plenty of blame that can be assigned to them as well.

This will just be a huge waste of everyones time and lead to nothing but lawyers with even larger boats.
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News Comments > Blizzard Sues Over DOTA TM
23. Re: Blizzard Sues Over DOTA TM Feb 10, 2012, 11:51 Snabel
Yifes wrote on Feb 10, 2012, 11:11:
ViRGE wrote on Feb 10, 2012, 11:03:
No more than AutoDesk owns Transformers because 3dsMax was used to assemble the models. Being the toolmaker confers no ownership of the finished product (unless there's a contract stating otherwise, i.e. the free version of Unreal Engine 3).

Blizzard certainly has no standing to own the DotA trademark. The only party that has any standing is Valve, and even then it's not immediately clear that they should get it.

I'd assume that it'd depend on the Warcraft 3 map editor EULA?

From what I've seen, whenever it has gone to court in the US and the parties haven't settled out of court, the EULA has been invalid.
Since you can't accept the EULA until you've actually taken a copy of the game home with you, the contract isn't binding. At least these days it's technically possible for you to read the EULA before purchasing a game online, but it's still higly questionable whether you can be considered to have read 100 pages of legalese and understood the consequences. Companies still use the EULAs, better safe than sorry I suppose, but it remains to be seen whether they're actually worth the e-ink they're written on.

Hmm, although I suppose the map editor could be a separate issue..
God, it'll just be a mess.
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News Comments > Tribes Ascend Beta Patch
8. Re: Tribes Ascend Beta Patch Feb 10, 2012, 11:45 Snabel
Mr. Anisotonic wrote on Feb 10, 2012, 10:57:
so how do you guys manage to like this game? I assume you never played the first? there's no sense of momentum, terminal velocity is way too slow, and the maps are practically flatland... looks like t:v all over again to me...

I have no idea where this is coming from. I'm having tons of fun in this game, and the thousands of others playing seem to agree. The latest epic patch has really created a great system for upgrades to work from as well.

There has always been complaints where it doesn't have this or that feature from the old games, but most people seem to agree that this game is quite fun where T:V was a terrible mess.

Also, whether you played the other games or not has very little relevance. What matters is if this game is fun right here, right now.
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News Comments > Tribes Ascend Changes
88. Re: Tribes Ascend Changes Feb 3, 2012, 14:06 Snabel
Jerykk wrote on Feb 3, 2012, 12:31:
Take two equally skilled players and give one of them all the unlockables while the other has none. The player with the unlockables has a distinct advantage. This isn't really debatable. It's common sense.

So you start TA for the first time, spend a few days learning the ropes and having fun, and without spending a single penny you've unlocked most of the alternative weapons and upgrades and are competitive with anything in the game.

However you spend the next year sucking ass because people spent 15 years playing online shooters and are slightly better than you at actually moving and hitting a target.

But sure, let's focus on those first few horrible days where you were at a distinct disadvantage due to lacking 5 energy and 1 more grenade.
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