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Signed On Jan 20, 2001, 09:41
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News Comments > Call of Duty: Black Ops Preloads
7. Re: Call of Duty: Black Ops Preloads Nov 8, 2010, 22:08 .Drifter
 
I read the same thing.
If you buy a Boxed copy, you can play as of 12:01 am 11.9.2010, but if you purchase online, you can't play until at least 7:00 am 11.9.2010.
 
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News Comments > The Old Republic Delay?
12. Re: The Old Republic Delay? Nov 6, 2010, 17:07 .Drifter
 
One shot kill would not work for any online game involving Star Wars and Lightsabers.
Heck, it wasn't even like that for the single player KOTOR games.
As for online, you would have to be a Jedi or Sith to even play the thing, since as a Jedi/Sith you'd just block all incoming blaster fire, force push back any explosives thrown your way, and walk right up and kill whatever was attacking you with one swing.
I also find it amusing to see complaints about what would be, in effect, GOD mode not being implemented when there's also so much talk these days about games being "too easy, too console, too full of regenerating health" and such. One shot kill would be pretty easy, in my book.
As for explaining it away, you could say personal shields block the blade from a one shot kill.
I seem to remember KOTOR having shields (something never in any of the SW movies that I remember seeing) and I don't really remember anyone complaining about that one.
Added this after the original post:
Now, if the implemented the one shot kill so it took some SKILL to do, that might, maybe, possibly could work, however due to the lag that randomly occurs with every online game I've ever played it might be hard to pull off. An example of what I mean, there was an older playstation 1 game, I forget the name, and in it you were a samurai of some sort and you fought other samurai. You could, if done right, pull off a one shot kill on an opponent, or slice the crap out of them too.
 
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News Comments > Quote of the Day
30. Re: Quote of the Day Nov 6, 2010, 00:39 .Drifter
 
Brumbek wrote on Nov 5, 2010, 17:31:
I despise MMOs. I love single player RPGs. KotoR claims it’s both. It lies. I firmly believe MMOs by nature cannot be epic or immersive like a SP RPG. Will KotoR shatter my strongly held belief? No. I’m willing to bet all of your lives on it.

So my prediction? It will sell well due to hype, names, and marketing, but it will be just as average and tedious as other MMOs, fail to build momentum, and in a year it will just another insignificant MMO.

And I’ll be glad because I hope it fails. Why? Because BioWare could have created several full length KoToR SP games for the same price, so I want them to learn a big lesson (keep dreaming, I know…).

If you were really that confident in your prediction, wouldn't you bet your own life rather than the lives of others?
Betting the life of someone else gives you nothing to lose if you're wrong, where as betting your own does.
Well, unless you don't value your own life.
 
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News Comments > etc., etc.
2. Re: G4’s falling out with DirecTV… Oct 30, 2010, 03:07 .Drifter
 
Tech TV was great, I'd watch it on a regular basis. When they became G4, and began changing their format up, I quit watching them. I haven't even turned it to that channel in at least a year, possibly two . . .
I doubt though that TechTV will come back though.
 
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News Comments > "Light at the End of the Tunnel" for APB?
10. Re: Oct 26, 2010, 00:41 .Drifter
 
My Walmart pulled it from shelves within 24 hours of the game closing.
Surprised the crap out of me, since that's the first time I can remember them pulling a game that fast.
Heck, they still sold HALO 1 for PC there, until about a month or so ago.
 
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News Comments > Gearbox Working on Old DNF Preorders
9. Re: Very rarely a point in preordering... Oct 9, 2010, 00:31 .Drifter
 
I went there, what, 2 weeks ago, and my preorder was taken off a shelf behind the counter with 20 other copies behind and around it.
These were "for anyone" copies, not preorders btw.
 
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News Comments > On APB Refunds, Epic's APB Interest, and RTW's Closure
45. Re: On APB Refunds, Epic's APB Interest, and RTW's Closure Sep 21, 2010, 05:48 .Drifter
 
Punisher wrote on Sep 20, 2010, 08:40:
TheDrifter73 wrote on Sep 20, 2010, 00:12:
They go under, they tell stores to stop carrying the game.
That assumes they actually told the stores to stop selling the game.
Based on the way they've been handling themselves, I doubt it.

I thought everyone was fired, so who's left to tell?

The point was that Realtime Worlds probably told no stores to stop selling the game, which would cause people to keep buying it even though the game is dead.
 
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News Comments > On APB Refunds, Epic's APB Interest, and RTW's Closure
43. Re: On APB Refunds, Epic's APB Interest, and RTW's Closure Sep 20, 2010, 00:12 .Drifter
 
They go under, they tell stores to stop carrying the game.
That assumes they actually told the stores to stop selling the game.
Based on the way they've been handling themselves, I doubt it.
 
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News Comments > BioShock Infinite Gameplay Trailer
11. Re: BioShock Infinite Gameplay Trailer Sep 19, 2010, 02:51 .Drifter
 
I bought Prototype for the PC, never finished it.
It has several minor bugs the programmers never cared to fix. Biggest one for me was an issue the game has with the Microsoft Sidewinder Mouse. Ran like crap with the mouse attached to the computer and the mouse software installed, the only game I have had this issue with. Only ways for me to get the game to run well were to 1. unplug the mouse totally from the system and plug in an xbox 360 controller to play with (which I found annoying, the unplugging of the mouse not the using of a controller) or 2. go into device manager and disable HID devices, which let the mouse stay attached while you played with no slowdown.
The downside to the second method was that I lost all advanced feature controls for the mouse (user configured sensitivity settings, macros, etc.) with HID devices disabled.

Compared to Prototype, I found Wolverine more fun and the only issue I had with it was to consistently get v-sync to work.
Changing the setting in the config file broke something with the game engine, and caused textures to disappear or become very blurred (the only unreal engine game this has happened to me on), but forcing v-sync through nvidia control panel worked most of the time.
 
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News Comments > On APB Refunds, Epic's APB Interest, and RTW's Closure
34. Re: On APB Refunds, Epic's APB Interest, and RTW's Closure Sep 17, 2010, 21:42 .Drifter
 
Don't most online games of the MMORPG type have some sort of statement in the EULA, something along the lines of "Provider can stop providing game service after X number of days notice" with X usually being 30?
It's been a while since one I played went under, but the one that did had the 30 day clause and so stayed open 30 days after the announcement.
 
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News Comments > The Lord of the Rings Online Goes Free
12. Re: The Lord of the Rings Online Goes Free Sep 11, 2010, 01:58 .Drifter
 
I seem to remember, a few months back, Turbine being used as an example of how not to do an online game.
And now much singing of praises to Turbine about how they're doing it right.
Ironic.
 
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News Comments > Game Addiction Lawsuit Progresses in Spite of EULA
11. Re: Game Addiction Lawsuit Progresses in Spite of EULA Sep 2, 2010, 01:42 .Drifter
 
If by some strange twist of fate this twit actually WINS this lawsuit, I will sue NCsoft too, and DEMAND to go through whatever court the case was won in.
And I'd sue NCsoft for NOT making Lineage II addictive enough to hold my attention.
I tried the beta waaaaaaaay back when, and after about two hours of play I logged out and deleted it.
If he wins a case about the game addicting him, it should be easy for me to win one about not being addicted. Seriously, if it is considered addictive, and yet it doesn't addict me, then it's defective and I WANTS ME MONEYS!
 
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News Comments > Captains of Darktide Offline, Moving
6. Re: Captains of Darktide Offline, Moving Aug 29, 2010, 20:28 .Drifter
 
My question is this:
If it's a "major publisher" then WHY aren't they buying newer, better servers in the new location, installing all the required software there, and THEN bringing them online, all the while leaving the existing servers online?

Closing the old servers for weeks to move them, when you have a "major publisher" on board seems a little off to me.
 
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News Comments > Warhammer 40K Space Marine Using Steamworks, Not GFWL
19. Re: Warhammer 40K Space Marine Using Steamworks, Not GFWL Aug 15, 2010, 05:22 .Drifter
 
Prez wrote on Aug 14, 2010, 02:13:
I'm almost afraid to keep wishing for Relic to do Homeworld 3. If they make that a concurrent console release, I think I might just die of sadness. Bigcry

I'd rather they not do a Homeworld 3, and have had that opinion since playing Homeworld 2.
They came up with this detailed history, built a game around it (Homeworld 1), then basically rewrote the whole thing for part 2, and even seemed to take the ingame technology (meaning technology available to the units, not game engine) back a bit from the first game. Then they make the whole game a race (and yeah, I know that fit the theme of the game, you're under a sneak attack and on the run), that for me sucked a lot of the fun out of it.
I preferred Homeworld: Cataclysm to Homeworld 2, even with it's cheesy Borg ripoff of a story.
 
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News Comments > Blizzard's PC Stance
24. Re: Blizzard's PC Stance Aug 11, 2010, 02:02 .Drifter
 
StingingVelvet wrote on Aug 11, 2010, 01:53:
TheDrifter73 wrote on Aug 11, 2010, 01:43:
Number 4 you could probably leave off, since I've yet to buy a game I couldn't install to my console's hard drive, thus alleviating the streaming speed issue.

They have to make it playable for those who do not or cannot do so.

Yup, why I said probably leave it off.
That being said, as far as I can remember every PS3 comes with a HD built in it, and personally (your mileage might vary) I have yet to meet someone that has bought an Xbox360 without a hard drive.
 
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News Comments > Blizzard's PC Stance
21. Re: Blizzard's PC Stance Aug 11, 2010, 01:43 .Drifter
 
Number 4 you could probably leave off, since I've yet to buy a game I couldn't install to my console's hard drive, thus alleviating the streaming speed issue.  
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News Comments > Blizzard on Real ID
45. Re: Blizzard on Real ID Jul 8, 2010, 01:49 .Drifter
 
Draugr wrote on Jul 8, 2010, 01:01:
TheDrifter73 wrote on Jul 8, 2010, 00:45:
One thing people keep forgetting when talking about Real ID and comparing it to other social networking places, such as Facebook.
The people in the WoW forums a Frakking INSANE! They're a lot crazier than anyone on any social networking site I've ever seen...

You'll see how 'different' they really are when this goes down. Operating under anonymity can go a long way with people, this is why discussion in on the internet is generally more contentious, they don't feel accountable, adding real life name adds a sense of accountability to their post (even though its mostly just imaginary) and that will give people pause when it comes to trolling/flaming. Which for some people is exactly why they are on the internet.

Personally, I think the forums will become quite 'boring' when this is all done, and for more like everyone else's official forums, at least in comparison of its turbulent past. For better or worse, we'll see soon enough I guess, heh.

An ass is an ass regardless of whether you know their real name or not. I spent a few years in a business interacting with customers where I knew their name, address, phone number, and various other pieces of information. Had I wanted to, I could have driven up to their house, knock on their door, and spoken to each family member by name. And yet, even with them knowing this, many were STILL jerks.
At most, this will cause the paranoid ones to back off in the forums, but as for making the forums totally "different" nope, I doubt it.
In any case, my comment was meant to be partially in jest.
I did mean the part about WoW forums posters being insane though.
Batshit insane.
 
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News Comments > Blizzard on Real ID
30. Re: Blizzard on Real ID Jul 8, 2010, 00:45 .Drifter
 
One thing people keep forgetting when talking about Real ID and comparing it to other social networking places, such as Facebook.
The people in the WoW forums a Frakking INSANE! They're a lot crazier than anyone on any social networking site I've ever seen.
In terms of picking someone who might actually kill you after getting annoyed at you in a social networking place, range of 1 (not likely) to 10 (very likely)?
Facebook: 2
WoW forums: 8
 
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News Comments > Steam Summer Sale Day 9
14. Re: Steam Summer Sale Day 9 Jul 3, 2010, 03:41 .Drifter
 
Regarding Saints Row 2 . . .
Windows XP, 3Ghz Core 2 duo, 4GB RAM, 512MB 8800GT.
Game runs good while on foot, like crap while driving.
Frame rate doesn't drop so much as the game just stutters like mad while moving in any vehicle.
On foot thought, runs pretty good. I can run, attack, get in massive fights with nary a bit of slowdown, but the minute I even think about getting in a car it's like the game knows, and stutter, stutter, stutter.
 
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News Comments > Super Street Fighter 4 PC Still Coming?
22. Re: Super Street Fighter 4 PC Still Coming? Jun 29, 2010, 04:28 .Drifter
 
ASeven wrote on Jun 28, 2010, 20:26:
Pirated copy does not mean a lost sale. And the link I provided, along with the quote, shows that Capcom was quite pleased with the PC sales.

Piracy is still a stupid excuse.

True, a pirated copy does not mean a lost sale.
It also does not mean a pirate would not have purchased a game had they not been able to pirate it.
Not knowing the mind and motivation of every single person who pirated the game, you're just going round in circles with that one.

I don't know about anyone else, but I wouldn't consider "cautiously optimistic" and "so far, satisfied," to be equivalent to "quite pleased."

To put my thinking in to food terms, "cautiously optimistic" and "so far, satisfied" are terms I would use when referring to a turkey TV Dinner.
"Quite pleased" is what I would use to refer to a full on, homemade turkey dinner with dressing, desert, and a big glass of milk.

Neither being bad, but one more notably good than the other.
 
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