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Signed On Aug 23, 2010, 19:35
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
5. Re: Morning Legal Briefs May 22, 2012, 14:39 SimplyMonk
 
Judge scolds attorneys in Oracle vs. Google patent trial

The US Patent system in regards to programming and web design makes me sad.
 
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News Comments > Diablo III Hacking?
124. Re: Diablo III Hacking? May 21, 2012, 18:58 SimplyMonk
 
Verno wrote on May 21, 2012, 18:47:
He was great in D2 because he was a non-descript, relentless killer who once discovered would pursue you across the whole level.

I feel like a moron for not connecting "The Butcher" in D3 with "The Butcher" in D2. I actually found myself going "Who the hell is this boss and why is he here?" but just disregarded it as bad storytelling or me not paying attention. Was there lore books or journals talking about "The Butcher" leading up to it? All I remember is Leoric and his asshole aide Archbishop Lazarus being talked about. Maybe just too many years since I played D1.

Verno wrote on May 21, 2012, 18:47:
It's hard to argue against the fact that their number of skill choices maps out well to gamepads though. In fact most of the interface will.

I'm not sure how well looting and certain spells that require you ground target or target specific mobs will work out in the heat of battle with a game pad. There is a lot of crap you don't want to pick up so auto-loot is out and unless you pause the game, ground targeting or selecting specific mob targets isn't possible with the number of enemies you get spammed with. Especially the mobs that stay in the back and summon others.
 
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News Comments > Diablo III Hacking?
61. Re: Diablo III Hacking? May 21, 2012, 15:08 SimplyMonk
 
ASeven wrote on May 21, 2012, 15:07:
Creston wrote on May 21, 2012, 15:04:
I... what... no...
Fuck this world. Sometimes.
"I don't want to live on this planet anymore."
 
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News Comments > Aliens: Colonial Marines in February 2013
9. Re: Aliens: Colonial Marines in February 2013 May 21, 2012, 14:46 SimplyMonk
 
I think my feelings on this game are as neutral as they can get.

Love the game play concept, but was hoping it would be more like Republic Commandos.
Love the AvP Concept, hate almost every implementation of it except for a few of the books and the original PC game
Love Gearbox, but hate Sega for 2010 AvP PC Game and other diverse reasons.

I think I'll just ignore it and wait for reviews. If I was smart, I'd do that with a lot more things.
 
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News Comments > Diablo III Hacking?
41. Re: Diablo III Hacking? May 21, 2012, 13:43 SimplyMonk
 
Bhruic wrote on May 21, 2012, 13:16:
Danish Article

Ouch. Sucks for Blizzard. Maybe not the Sony PSN level of suck, but not a good way to start a game release or to endorse a RMT Auction House.
 
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News Comments > Diablo III Hacking?
20. Re: Diablo III Hacking? May 21, 2012, 12:35 SimplyMonk
 
The Pyro wrote on May 21, 2012, 12:27:
Speculation time!

My turn!

A satanic cult believes that if they amass 666,666,666,666,666,666 gold in Diablo 3 they will be able open their own real life Hell Rift. To accomplish this they've been performing secret blood rites to control people into sending them their login credentials and then deleting all traces of the transaction. People wake with no knowledge of how they got hacked.
 
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News Comments > Diablo III Hacking?
14. Re: Diablo III Hacking? May 21, 2012, 12:18 SimplyMonk
 
Omni wrote on May 21, 2012, 12:00:
Its never blizzard's fault. If you start discussing thing with them they end up giving you a warring or treating you that they will close your account its almost just like EA support the only good thing about blizzard's support is there are pretty fast to reply.

I can't really knock them for blaming the user first in random security violations. If they had an internal security breach, it would be something on the level of whole swaths of users having their accounts compromised. When you deal with WoW kiddies all day who give their passwords to RMT Companies for fast leveling or free gold, install everything under the sun if it has the words "hack", "porn", "keygen" or "warez" in it and reply to obvious phishing scams from "@realbattle.net" then I suppose you get a bit jaded at assuming the user is at fault. Also, people lie especially when they knowingly chose a stupid password or security phrase and end up getting ripped off.

Even authenticators aren't fool proof if you get the right/wrong virus installed on your machine. Just a lot less likely.

Basically until Blizzard sees a large spike in security violations, they have no reason to assume anything more than users being at fault. I doubt hackers that have somehow gained access to authentication servers or large amounts of user data wouldn't be going gung-ho on all user accounts.

 
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News Comments > Project Copernicus World Trailer
1. Re: Project Copernicus World Trailer May 18, 2012, 17:32 SimplyMonk
 
Pretty. The citizens of RI are going to love owning that IP, I'm sure.  
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News Comments > Two Borderlands 2 CEs Announced
30. Re: Two Borderlands 2 CEs Announced May 17, 2012, 15:51 SimplyMonk
 
baltar wrote on May 17, 2012, 15:28:
How are you guys ordering the CE? Whenever I click on the links it just shows me regular edition on Bestbuy, Gamestop or Amazon.. I don't see a CE posted yet for Borderlands 2..

If you search amazon for Loot Chest, you can find that one, although details are sparse. Don't see the Vault Hunter's one though.
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
1. Re: Morning Consolidation May 17, 2012, 12:59 SimplyMonk
 
Microsoft: You can't play the game digitally till 6 months after it is physically released. Also, you'll play full Release Day Price. This whole digital thing is really annoying and we don't like doing it.

Sony: You want to play a game and give us money for it? Here. Fucking have it! We'll even allow you to download it beforehand so you don't have to wait on release. We love technology!

(I know this isn't the exact scenario as I'm sure Sony will only do this for PSN only titles possibly, but still. Fuck Microsoft.)
 
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News Comments > Two Borderlands 2 CEs Announced
3. Re: Two Borderlands 2 CEs Announced May 17, 2012, 11:42 SimplyMonk
 
RailWizard wrote on May 17, 2012, 11:32:
Disgusting. Fuck gearbox.

You know, there are some parts of the Ultimate Loot Chest that I disapprove of being in a "Collector's Edition", but man... I really want a loot chest.
 
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News Comments > Tex Murphy Kickstarter
9. Re: Tex Murphy Kickstarter May 16, 2012, 17:10 SimplyMonk
 
When I first read this my mind for some reason replaced "Tex Murphy" with "Tex Avery" and wondered if there really was that big of a market for a sci-fi, noir detective game starring Droopy.  
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News Comments > Gaikai to Debut Hawken
9. Re: Gaikai is shit. May 16, 2012, 01:16 SimplyMonk
 
My company was planning on doing some work with Gaikai until before Dave Perry got distracted by something shiny like he always tends to do. From the demo and tech he showed me though, it has very sound applications and they are going about it the right way... but they just lack the resources to get hosting servers in place and the bandwidths nationwide just aren't solid enough to support the service yet. It works great if you are less than 100 miles from the server, but once you get into the boondocks it goes to crap.

Before it plays a demo the service is supposed to test your connection and determine whether or not it should even bother giving you a demo, but apparently that is not how it is working out. Doesn't make a good first impression if the first thing you see about a game is crappy performance. Gaikai isn't making the mistakes OnLive is, but even so the infrastructure just isn't there yet to support this.

Who knows. With a little more investment and some more servers this might just be worthwhile in a few years.
 
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News Comments > Ships Ahoy - Game of Thrones RPG
14. Re: Ships Ahoy - Game of Thrones RPG May 15, 2012, 17:02 SimplyMonk
 
Creston wrote on May 15, 2012, 16:30:
SimplyMonk wrote on May 15, 2012, 15:23:
Creston wrote on May 15, 2012, 14:59:
An RPG, about a book that's full of talking and machinations and little action, being bad? Whodathunkit?

I was going to disagree, but I was thinking that was the perfect recipe for a good table-top RPG Game. Not so much for a video game until someone comes up with a game engine that can fully integrate the customization, free form conversation and control ones gets from rolling dice with a group of friends.

And even then it'd require a DM who's awesome at creating all that intrigue and political chicanery, and a group of players who like to go around and make deals and backstab one another. A group like that would often start playing solo sessions so they aren't all sitting around listening to each other create plans to fuck over the other players.

Creston

Ha. Been there. Done that. Doesn't end well, but makes for great stories afterwards.
 
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News Comments > Ships Ahoy - Game of Thrones RPG
12. Re: Ships Ahoy - Game of Thrones RPG May 15, 2012, 15:23 SimplyMonk
 
Creston wrote on May 15, 2012, 14:59:
An RPG, about a book that's full of talking and machinations and little action, being bad? Whodathunkit?

I was going to disagree, but I was thinking that was the perfect recipe for a good table-top RPG Game. Not so much for a video game until someone comes up with a game engine that can fully integrate the customization, free form conversation and control ones gets from rolling dice with a group of friends.
 
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News Comments > The Secret World Beta Event This Weekend
5. Re: The Secret World Beta Event This Weekend May 15, 2012, 15:15 SimplyMonk
 
NKD wrote on May 15, 2012, 14:24:
Great concept, decent execution, but poor window dressing will kill it for a lot of players...

Sounds like the Funcom I know and want to love, but they keep making me sad. Well, at least their "execution" went up from "piss-poor" to "decent".
 
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News Comments > etc.
4. Re: etc. May 15, 2012, 14:21 SimplyMonk
 
Creston wrote on May 15, 2012, 11:09:
Don't get me wrong, it's cool of Blizzard to do this, but the big fat bolded statement by Kotaku that this IS A FREE GAME doesn't seem to really be the truth?

"Free" and "Diablo 3" get better search engine results.
 
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News Comments > TERA Patched
1. Re: TERA Patched May 15, 2012, 14:19 SimplyMonk
 
...an inexplicable version 17.29.01 in the Americas
Every time they localized a new word, they incremented the version number.
 
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News Comments > Ships Ahoy - Game of Thrones RPG
9. Re: Ships Ahoy - Game of Thrones RPG May 15, 2012, 14:17 SimplyMonk
 
Cutter wrote on May 15, 2012, 14:00:
I've found one short one so far that called it ugly and mediocre.

This one calls it outright bad: Link
 
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News Comments > SQUARE ENIX Results
15. Re: SQUARE ENIX Results May 14, 2012, 14:50 SimplyMonk
 
NegaDeath wrote on May 14, 2012, 14:36:
I'd love a Chrono 3 but I'm not sure they have it in them anymore to make a worthy sequel. Maybe if they managed to reunite the old "Dream Team".

Even Chrono Cross didn't really do anything for me. It was a "good" game, but I got lost with all the characters (15+?). If it had a tighter storyline I would of said it could compare to the original CT.

They may have the technical skill to do a good Chrono 3 still, but I fear the story and art style that made the first so iconic for me may be lost.
 
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