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Signed On Aug 23, 2010, 19:35
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
5. Re: Morning Consolidation Feb 5, 2013, 13:40 SimplyMonk
 
Verno wrote on Feb 5, 2013, 09:21:
Square Enix struggling to make money from its console games.

Chrono Trigger, get on it.

Is it sad that I own the SNES, DS and iPhone version of this game?

I'm also sure I have a few ROMs of it lying around my PC as well, but having bought the game three times, I feel I'm entitled to that sin.

I'm not sure a worthy remake could be done anymore though. Even Chrono Cross wasn't as good in my opinion and they still had a good number of the original devs.
 
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News Comments > Ex-Relic Boss Joins Activision
4. Re: Ex-Relic Boss Joins Activision Jan 23, 2013, 13:39 SimplyMonk
 
I've been burned on a number of Sega published titles. There were all bad situations going in though. Bad developer, bad programmers, bad end product. Sega then decides to still ship the product but rather than front cash for patches, they just let the bugs twist in the wind and forget the game ever existed.

Stormrise is the most atrocious example of this and AvP is a close second.

I want to say I would most likely make the same calls if I was in Sega's position, but there practices have made me a lot more cautious about what has the Sega name on it nowadays.

Although, this should be my rule for all publishers and games. Wait 3 months and see what the consensus is. But I am weak-willed.

If they released a new Shining Force, I'd be all over it and pay them money on the day the announced it.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
32. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 16, 2013, 16:05 SimplyMonk
 
Beamer wrote on Jan 16, 2013, 14:57:
A friend of mine was topless in a movie about a bong possessed by the devil. She's now a teacher. I always wonder how that hasn't come back to haunt her.

Because her student's don't have copies of that movie on their smartphones?
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
14. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 16, 2013, 14:10 SimplyMonk
 
Verno wrote on Jan 16, 2013, 14:01:
...because most teachers have skeletons in their closet anyway, just not publicly accessible ones.

I think that is the point though. Being a teacher is all about image. As long as you have a solid grasp of the subject matter, can command respect in the classroom and no one knows that you sold Meth to make it through college... You can be a good teacher.

The instant that image is tarnished though, there goes the respect and most likely your job.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
13. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 16, 2013, 14:07 SimplyMonk
 
Creston wrote on Jan 16, 2013, 13:47:
I can kind of see the argument both ways.

I'm a little divided on this one as well. Former Pornstars seem like an easy target, but if they are talking about teachers having to be good role models in order to keep their jobs...

That is a hard policy to enforce if your past doesn't leave a trail that can be downloaded from online. I don't think there was a single teacher (pre-college) that I considered a good role model to me. I respected a good number of them, but none stood out to me as "I want to be like them". Especially the drunks or the male teachers that were a little too friendly with the female high-school students.

I think that is just the nature of the profession though as people are super defensive about their children and you need to be able to command respect from the students. If you are going to be a teacher, make sure your slate is clean or your skeleton closet has some good reinforced hinges.
 
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News Comments > TERA Going Free-to-Play Next Month
4. Re: TERA Going Free-to-Play Next Month Jan 9, 2013, 13:43 SimplyMonk
 
sauron wrote on Jan 9, 2013, 13:32:
Hell, even LOTRO went F2P, even though it does have the IP advantage.

Although the LOTR IP is a very valuable resource, I think it lacks the power that WoW and FFXI have in the video game space. I'm hard pressed to even think of any Non-MUD LOTR games that existed before the movies got made.

I'm going to guess that the reason LOTR didn't do as well in terms of pure IP is that the IP didn't originate in the video game space and its main creator is dead so expansion of that IP is a daunting challenge.
 
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News Comments > Call of Duty: Black Ops II Revolution Details
3. Re: Call of Duty: Black Ops II Revolution Details Jan 9, 2013, 00:38 SimplyMonk
 
"Blah Blah Blah Zombies Blah."

Thank you. Here's my money.
 
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News Comments > New Space Hulk Game Next Year
2. Re: New Space Hulk Game Next Year Dec 10, 2012, 20:16 SimplyMonk
 
A bad teaser.

Regardless, if it has async play for the iOS, I'm game.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
6. Re: Morning Metaverse Nov 19, 2012, 17:10 SimplyMonk
 
Toys R Us' online sales were only 7% of their total revenue and they have a lot more competition online I believe which is why these words were coming out of his mouth.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
21. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 7, 2012, 13:31 SimplyMonk
 
JohnBirshire wrote on Nov 7, 2012, 12:36:
When it is adjusted for inflation, the national debt has actually been TWICE as high as it is now...

Good ol' inflation. Given enough time, all the money we owe will be able to be paid in by a high school child's allowance. Jokes on you, China!
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
35. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 6, 2012, 12:15 SimplyMonk
 
Mr. Tact wrote on Nov 6, 2012, 12:03:
I have little trust in a very large majority of people running for public office, especially at the national level. I have even less trust in the public electing them. How we have managed to avoid completely destroying ourselves is something barely short of a miracle. But the process here in the US is certainly no worse than any other process being used anywhere else. So, we'll continue to muddle along... and hope for the best.

Agreed. Hopefully the next life form that gains dominance of this planet, once the next meteor wipes us out, can do a little better. If we are quick enough though with our tech upgrades, our robot overlords may also be able to devise a good solution. Sadly, it will most likely involve killing all humans.
 
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News Comments > Borderlands 2 Sells 5M - Halloween SHiFT Codes
12. Re: Borderlands 2 Sells 5M - Halloween SHiFT Codes Oct 31, 2012, 18:10 SimplyMonk
 
All I want is a way to consume the codes when I'm at work via a website. Keep on missing these things and then I forget about them when I get home.  
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News Comments > Into the Black
1. Re: Into the Black Oct 29, 2012, 20:25 SimplyMonk
 
Don't die.  
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News Comments > Star Wars: The Old Republic Lead Leaves BioWare
31. Re: Star Wars: The Old Republic Lead Leaves BioWare Oct 4, 2012, 18:02 SimplyMonk
 
WyldKat wrote on Oct 4, 2012, 16:53:
There are still bugs with GW2 and the "personal story" wasn't presented as well as SWTOR, but it's SO fun to just PLAY, SWTOR was only enjoyable to WATCH.

1000 times this.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
6. Re: 10 Films Surprisingly Created Without CGI. Oct 3, 2012, 12:31 SimplyMonk
 
Bodolza wrote on Oct 3, 2012, 12:12:
...at least 6 of which used large amounts of CGI.

Yeah. Typical schlock journalism. Headline to grab attention. Completely distorts contents of article.
 
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News Comments > Guild Wars 2 Patched
19. Re: Guild Wars 2 Patched Oct 2, 2012, 13:49 SimplyMonk
 
Agent.X7 wrote on Oct 2, 2012, 13:30:
Of course, my BL2 time has suffered. And I really want to play RE6, but my backlog is so huge right now.

You might want to pretend RE6 doesn't exist from what I've been reading.

REVIEW

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News Comments > Guild Wars 2 Patched
14. Re: Guild Wars 2 Patched Oct 2, 2012, 12:58 SimplyMonk
 
Fixed a bug that caused charr characters to enter a state where any fall resulted in a long falling yell.
Awwww... My Char is no longer scared of heights.

Profession bundle weapons (engineer kits, elementalist conjure skills, warrior banners) can now save their autoattack status.

Love this so much. Was really annoying to have to keep re-enabling it.

Elixir X: This skill now gains a duration increase from both the Inventions trait Elite Supplies and the Alchemy trait Potent Elixirs.

Yay! Nothing I like more than turning into a Tornado and throwing people around.
 
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News Comments > Steam EU Legal Conflict
9. Re: More Big Picture Details Sep 21, 2012, 11:37 SimplyMonk
 
nin wrote on Sep 21, 2012, 11:33:
Quboid wrote on Sep 21, 2012, 11:24:
HorrorScope wrote on Sep 21, 2012, 10:47:
Interesting that our EU friends have to now carry the banner of freedom for us Americans. We all know changing the terms after the fact IS A NO NO. Good for them, hope they win and reverse this recent trend of BS.

It seems that a great many people in America have been duped into thinking that freedom means freedom for companies to do what they like. In fairness, I hear that companies are people over there.

I think it's more apathy than anything...

It is actually a lot more complicated than that. You see, the real problem that we face here as a nation is that...

Wait. One second. There is a "Toddlers in Tiaras" marathon on! I love this show!

<drifts away>
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
2. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 19, 2012, 12:17 SimplyMonk
 
Yar.  
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News Comments > The Secret World Patched
6. Re: The Secret World Patched Sep 19, 2012, 12:16 SimplyMonk
 
sauron wrote on Sep 19, 2012, 11:54:
The Half Elf wrote on Sep 19, 2012, 11:09:
I'm not trying to troll or anything deger, but you seem to have a hatred for gaming and MMO's in particular. Honestly like to know how that happened.

That's easy, he's head of game development at Electronic Arts!

*drumroll and cymbal, boom-boom!*

*/bows*

That is scary in both concept and the fact that this being the internet, that is entirely possible.
 
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