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Nickname .Drifter
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Signed On Jan 20, 2001, 09:41
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News Comments > Evening Consolidation
12. Re: Evening Consolidation Jan 7, 2012, 01:00 .Drifter
 
PHJF wrote on Jan 6, 2012, 23:47:
Considering PS3 only has wifi-g, streaming 720p over it is next to impossible. Not much of a media console.

My PS3 has an ethernet port. Which model did you get?
 
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News Comments > 18 Million World of Tanks Registrations
21. Re: 18 Million World of Tanks Registrations Dec 22, 2011, 02:20 .Drifter
 
You drive around in a tank blowing tanks up.
It's basically quake in a tank.
For what it is, I enjoy it . . . when the match maker is working that is.
Most of the time it's just a massive POS that can't make a decent match at all.
From what I've played, if you're in a match with a tank more than 2, maybe 3 tiers above you, you're screwed. And the tier spread is 5, which means a mid tier (tier 5) can be in a match with a max tier (tier 10) which usually results in a one shot from outside the range you can see anyone.
That's what pisses me off more than the "gold" ammo and "gold" tanks.
 
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News Comments > NVIDIA Beta Drivers
7. Re: NVIDIA Beta Drivers Dec 22, 2011, 02:11 .Drifter
 
Been getting random TDR's on firefox too, on Win7 64bit.  
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News Comments > The Book of Unwritten Tales Patch; Piracy Plea
11. Re: The Book of Unwritten Tales Patch; Piracy Plea Nov 10, 2011, 00:48 .Drifter
 
WarpCrow wrote on Nov 9, 2011, 23:13:
Prez wrote on Nov 9, 2011, 20:32:
Not sure it's a game I'd like enough to spend 30 bucks on but I wish them the best.

This is the problem. The people pirating this would not otherwise buy it at this price point. Why would I buy a low-budget game for 30 bucks when there are so many AAA titles coming out right around now? Arkham City, Skyrim, BF3, MW3, Saints Row 3, L.A. Noire on PC, the new Anno, those are just the big names that came out or are coming out this month, not even starting on the list coming out in December. SWTOR, AC: Revelations, etc. and some mix of these is much higher priority on most peoples' lists. How much money do they think people have?

I'm not justifying piracy, but to think these people are 1 to 1 lost sales is not just improbable, it's laughable.

I seriously hope you're not suggesting they would pirate an indie game because they plan to actually spend money on a triple A title.
Most people I know who pirate games wouldn't drop a dime on a game no matter what it was, indie or AAA, so I find the idea that a pirate would want to pay for a AAA game to be a little laughable.
That's not to say all wouldn't, just most.
 
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News Comments > Steam Forums Hacked?
44. Re: Steam Forums Hacked? Nov 8, 2011, 03:24 .Drifter
 
Never got an email myself, so maybe they didn't get to all the steam forum accounts.
Also didn't notice the store page down either, but then again I haven't been online constantly all day either.
 
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News Comments > New Via Digital Distribution
5. Re: New Via Digital Distribution Oct 30, 2011, 00:56 .Drifter
 
I enjoyed the first game, and it's expansions, was planning on getting this one but saw it wouldn't run on XP, so I'd planned to hold off until I got my W7 computer put together.
Good idea apparently.
As for the release, yep, a beta build was released.
So they put up the official beta release build, aka "retail version."
First game I remember having very little trouble with at release, other than a few very random crashes, and didn't have any issues with the expansions either, although I read that others did.
Guess their quality control has really fallen off.
 
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News Comments > Sunday Mobilization
3. Re: Sunday Mobilization Oct 17, 2011, 00:35 .Drifter
 
I've heard from dozens of people who bought the iPhone 4s, and not once did any of them mention that they bought the phone for Siri, or that they were excited over the phone because of Siri.
They got it, and were excited over it, because . . . OMG, IT'S THE NEW IPHONE, I HAVE TO HAVE IT BECAUSE, BECAUSE, BECAUSE, I HAVE TO HAVE IT!!!!!
 
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News Comments > Space Marine Postmortem
9. Re: Space Marine Postmortem Oct 13, 2011, 03:35 .Drifter
 
MoreLuckThanSkill wrote on Oct 13, 2011, 01:47:
Kosigan wrote on Oct 12, 2011, 21:40:
It's alright Relic. You guys rock anyway. <3 Homeworld

Those guys USED to rock.

Dawn of War 2 was a joke, Space Marine is barely tolerable.

They should be knocking out Homeworld 3, and a real DoW sequel, not this various 3rd person shooter and fake RTS nonsense.

After Homeworld 2, I don't know that I want Relic to make a Homeworld 3.
For me, it's like they retconned nearly the whole origin story they told in the first game, took a step back from Cataclysm in terms of weapon advancements, and then made you rush through the whole friggin' game so it was hard to even enjoy it. I get that you're being chased and hounded by the enemy, but a break every now and then would have been nice.
 
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News Comments > id On RAGE "Cluster!@#$" and Lead Platforms
98. Re: id On RAGE Oct 8, 2011, 05:57 .Drifter
 
Jackplug wrote on Oct 8, 2011, 04:28:
So I with the likes of Doom 4 will be just another console rip, so that will be pirated to hell cos no fucker is gonna buy it on the pc not after this palaver.

Always find it funny to read a game isn't worth buying, which implies it has no value, and yet is worth pirating, which implies it does have value.
If I feel a game isn't worth buying, and it has no value to me, I ignore it.

PS:
Not saying you endorse piracy, or are saying you plan to pirate the game, btw. I'm just commenting on the statement in general, since I see variations of it all the time.
 
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News Comments > Rumored Syndicate Details Promise a "Visceral FPS Experience"
35. Re: Rumored Syndicate Details Promise a "Visceral FPS Experience" Sep 11, 2011, 20:34 .Drifter
 
I wait all these years for a sequel to Syndicate and I finally get it.
An FPS, because that's the sequel everyone wanted to the original.
Lovely.

As a side note, I'm surprised no one has really commented on the protagonist's name.
Miles Kilo.
Sounds like it belongs in Speed Racer, not a Syndicate game.
 
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News Comments > Star Trek Online Going Free-to-Play This Year
9. Re: Star Trek Online Going Free-to-Play This Year Sep 1, 2011, 20:50 .Drifter
 
Jivaro wrote on Sep 1, 2011, 19:47:
I can tell none of you has played the game recently.

That said, Cryptic deserves all of your criticisms and more for how the game launched. Making the Trek universe into a "shoot first ask questions later" experience was idiotic. There has been much improvement, particularly when it comes to mission variation and substance, but not very many people wanted to wait it out while Cryptic made changes, particularly when most of those people could look at Champions Online and not see much of a reason to believe that the game would change for the better.

Then Cryptic finds out its up for sale and basically internal development stopped. Fortunately it was after the player mission editor (think City of Heroes) was added, but still things kinda stopped. Now with another ST MMO in development and SWTOR coming I am not sure this game has a future regardless of what Perfect World does with it. F2P is really their only option, and truth be told, it should have been done quite some time ago.

I would also add that not being associated with Atari any longer can only be a good thing for Cryptic. Perfect World can't possibly worse then Atari. Seriously, I would rather work for Bobby K and Activision then sign up with Atari.

Didn't DS:9 largely go the way of "shoot first, ask questions later" first, when they started the Dominion wars to try and boost ratings? I don't know, I quit watching it around that time.
As for ST:O, from what I've played of it lately they do seem to be tweaking it a bit each patch, with the whole ground combat change being the biggest lately.
Wonder what they're going to do with lifetimers though? Champions grandfathered them in under the new system, but that was before Perfect World acquired them, ST:O will be after. Gonna be a lot of butt hurt people if their lifetime subs go "poof" on them.
 
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News Comments > Firefall Beta Begins
4. Re: Firefall Beta Begins Aug 30, 2011, 01:15 .Drifter
 
I misread it first as Firestart.
Gave me a nostalgic flashback to Project Firestart.
They either need to remake that game, or at least release it on GOG.
 
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News Comments > Evening Mobilization
4. Re: Evening Mobilization Aug 27, 2011, 01:55 .Drifter
 
I would think that the reason Xbox games running on 6 year old hardware looked so close to PC games was because most PC games that are also on the Xbox are just direct ports of the Xbox game, meaning they'd look the same anyway.
As for standardizing hardware for better performance, that just makes me think "hey, let's turn PC's into consoles!"
And while I'm not an expert, wouldn't ditching Windows (in any form) and coming up with a game centric OS that allowed for more direct access of the hardware be an option about as good as or even better than standardizing hardware until you have the equivalent of a console?
 
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News Comments > Saturday Mobilization
11. Re: Saturday Mobilization Aug 20, 2011, 21:38 .Drifter
 
Every store in my area is sold out of the Touchpad.
Every online site I've checked has been sold out too, if they even list it, even those that have not dropped the price.
Heck, even HP's website says it's out of stock, lol.
 
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News Comments > DmC Devil May Cry Gamescom Trailer
5. Re: DmC Devil May Cry Gamescom Trailer Aug 17, 2011, 01:46 .Drifter
 
I only see Dante once, at the 36 second mark.
This other character is not Dante.
Can't be.
 
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News Comments > World of Warcraft Hotfixes
5. Re: World of Warcraft Hotfixes Aug 5, 2011, 20:03 .Drifter
 
The Half Elf wrote on Aug 5, 2011, 17:04:
I would rather see a company do hot fixes every day for a year, then a company that only does them every 6 months IF that (Cryptic Studio's City of Heroes).
I wouldn't mind that either if it were actually a hot fix instead of a hot mess.
 
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News Comments > Thursday Legal Briefs
5. Re: Thursday Legal Briefs Aug 4, 2011, 23:47 .Drifter
 
I'm guessing they mean using the likenesses is a form of freedom of speech?
Unless they're referring to the likenesses being religious in nature. Enough people seem to worship athletes, so I guess stopping them from using the likenesses could amount to stopping someone from practicing their religion.
 
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News Comments > Blizzard TMs Mists of Pandaria
16. Re: Blizzard TMs Mists of Pandaria Aug 3, 2011, 01:58 .Drifter
 
Maybe I'm remembering wrong, but I seem to remember reading once that Blizzard said they'd never put Pandarians in the game since it would piss off too many Chinese players.
Something about China not caring for Pandas in games, or something, a cultural thing.
All those gold farming accounts lost would be a good bit of missing revenue, it it were true.
 
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News Comments > Game Reviews
4. Re: Game Reviews Jul 7, 2011, 22:32 .Drifter
 
For BRINK, the regenerating health wasn't really a complaint for me, most of the time, since you can die so fast it wasn't really much of a factor in most of the games I played.  
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
16. Re: Morning Metaverse Jun 14, 2011, 01:00 .Drifter
 
Not sure if it has anything to do with the new Netflix redesign or what, but I went to watch Last Exile on my xbox, was forced to download an update, made it through one episode. As soon as the episode finished, the xbox locked up.
Powered down/up, tried to watch a second episode, and now I can't even get Netflix to connect.
Wondering at this point if Netflix has just been hacked . . .
 
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