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Nickname .Drifter
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Signed On Jan 20, 2001, 09:41
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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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News Comments > Super Street Fighter 4 PC Still Coming?
19. Re: Super Street Fighter 4 PC Still Coming? Jun 28, 2010, 20:20 .Drifter
 
ASeven wrote on Jun 28, 2010, 13:29:
The piracy excuse is nothing more than that, an excuse. There's piracy, sure, but thankfully fewer are buying into that excuse.

I don't know if it's an excuse, the truth, or an issue of perception.
That being said, if I shipped a game and saw 10 times the number of copies being pirated and downloaded as were being sold, and it wasn't due to bugs or the game being "bad" (it was getting high marks from players), then I would perceive that I was being ripped off and thus be less likely to put out another game unless the sales I was seeing were more than of the "cautiously optimistic." Sales would have to be "darn good" or better instead.
 
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News Comments > The Mummy Online Announced
4. Re: The Mummy Online Announced Jun 4, 2010, 05:16 .Drifter
 
I actually liked both Mummy movies, but I do enjoy campy adventure movies.
I do think they stretched it a bit to tie the story of part 2 to part one.
The dragon one was a stinker though.
 
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News Comments > Ubisoft DRM Analysis
73. Re: Ubisoft DRM Analysis May 31, 2010, 14:55 .Drifter
 
Jerykk wrote on May 31, 2010, 07:10:
Some recent ports that were stable and had better image quality and performance than their console equivalents:

Mass Effect 2
Wolfenstein
FEAR 2
Prototype
DIRT 2
RE5
OF: Dragon Rising
Mirror's Edge
Dead Space
Far Cry 2
Batman: Arkham Asylum
Street Fighter 4
Assassin's Creed 2
Just Cause 2
Bioshock 2
CoD:MW2
Splinter Cell: Conviction
AVP
BF:BC2

It seems like you're just taking a handful of crappy ports and assuming that they represent all ports.
First hand knowledge they were better than console version, by playing each on the list on both console and PC?
Or third hand knowledge?
Added the following in an edit:
The Batman, SF IV, and RE5 games I can agree with (heck, throw in about any recent Capcom game too, since they seem to be doing a fine job of porting lately).
 
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News Comments > Ubisoft DRM Analysis
58. Re: Ubisoft DRM Analysis May 31, 2010, 06:34 .Drifter
 
Jerykk wrote on May 31, 2010, 04:31:
This can be seen by all the PC user posts that pop up complaining "my computer is a top of the line, 20 core, 6 card SLI system with 100GB or RAM and 20TB hard drives, and the game runs like crap" (exaggerated numbers for effect, of course) when most multi-platform releases come out.

"Most" multiplatform releases? Really? From what I've seen, most ports are solid. There are very, very few that actually run or look worse than their console counterparts. Even GTA4 PC is better than the console versions.

There is an important distinction to make in terms of standards, though. PC gamers tend to have much higher standards for image quality and performance than console gamers. For example, 30 FPS is considered standard for console games, while 60 FPS is considered standard for PC games. If a console port runs at an average of 45 FPS, PC gamers will complain because that's below the standard for PC games. However, that's still better than the console version. Similarly, we expect to be able to use AA in our games. But even if a port doesn't support it, we can still run at much higher resolutions than the console versions. It really doesn't take much for a port to be superior to the console versions.

"Most" multiplatform releases, yes really, at least in my experience.
From your response, are you considering "runs better" to be the same as "runs faster?" That's the impression I'm getting by the fact that you brought up FPS.
What I mean by "runs better" is that the game runs as trouble and glitch free as possible.
Moving on to some games I don't consider to run better on PC, from what I've seen and experienced.
Saints Row 2 both looks better and runs at a higher FPS on PC compared to Xbox360, but I do not consider it to "run better" than the console original. This is due to the nasty bug the game has for many, if not most, people with the PC version where driving at a high speed causes the game to stutter so badly you have trouble controlling the vehicle.
Fable is another example of a PC port that I don't necessarily consider to "run better" on the PC. Yes, it's prettier and has a higher FPS, but it also seems (again, in my experience) to crash randomly, something the xbox original never did for me.
Borderlands is a third example that I also don't necessarily consider to run better on PC. Better graphics and higher FPS, but a nice little shadow glitch that was introduced about 2 or 3 patches ago. An issue I have not seen in the Xbox360 version.
And finally, and oldie but goodie, the port of the first Halo game to PC, which did not run as smoothly and had a tendency to crash.
 
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News Comments > Ubisoft DRM Analysis
52. Re: Ubisoft DRM Analysis May 31, 2010, 04:29 .Drifter
 
Jerykk wrote on May 31, 2010, 01:40:
These games are designed for console and run better there.

Care to elaborate? Higher resolutions + higher AA + higher AF + higher framerates + quicker and more precise controls = PC. Even if a game has awkward M/KB controls, you can very easily use a gamepad instead. So please explain how the console version of any multiplatform game "runs better" than the PC version.

An unoptimized port running on a computer that falls in the mid range to lowest of the upper range of computers, which is what many regular computer users would have, can run more poorly than a game programmed and optimized primarily for a console. This can be seen by all the PC user posts that pop up complaining "my computer is a top of the line, 20 core, 6 card SLI system with 100GB or RAM and 20TB hard drives, and the game runs like crap" (exaggerated numbers for effect, of course) when most multi-platform releases come out.
Throw in the crash bugs, driver conflicts, non release of patches to fix issues, etc., and that can also contribute to a game running better on a console.
All this, of course, comes down to the publisher not caring enough to do a game properly programmed for a PC rather than a crap port.
 
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News Comments > Stolen Gaming Credentials
28. Re: Stolen Gaming Credentials May 27, 2010, 17:48 .Drifter
 
My two cents are that by Symantec posting this information, it can cause people to think "man, they're on top of it since they're the ones who found this out." Throw in the comment about definitions being up to date, you think anti virus and as it is an anti virus company posting this information, if you're in the market for an AV program it might influence you to go with them since the fact that they caught this makes them look good.
So posting this is a good marketing tool, even if it is an indirect one.
The sad thing though, is that if they hadn't put this up and instead two months down the road mentioned in passing that they had found this information out two months earlier . . .
Well, then they would be blasted for not mentioning it as opposed to being blasted for mentioning it in what is seen as an attempt to make them look good.
The fact that they did put it up on a Symantec blog on a Symantec website that would largely only be seen by existing Symantec customers (until someone posts it on another website that is ) does lessen the impression it's an ad for their product just a little.
 
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News Comments > Need Pills?
8. Re: Rad/Radical!! May 22, 2010, 01:41 .Drifter
 
Diabolus in Musica wrote on May 21, 2010, 15:05:
Ant wrote on May 21, 2010, 13:55:
But is there a direct link to this Google's Pac-Man game since it will go away after today? I wonder how much Namco got paid.

Yeah a direct link is critical since there aren't like 1 million other ways to play this ancient game legally for free if you wanted to. Oh, wait...

True! Because I've played this game for years with a maze in the shape of a Google logo. Oh, wait...
Anywho, I'm thinking that's why he wants a link, for the Google maze.
 
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News Comments > Avatar Game Sells Well
10. Re: Avatar Game Sells Well May 20, 2010, 04:49 .Drifter
 
My grandmothers never bought me any video or computer games, going all the way back to the days of the Atari 2600.
If anyone bought me a game, it was one of my parents.
And to be honest, I don't see very many, if any, grandparent age looking people in most video game stores, nor in the game section in most super stores (ie. Walmart, Kmart, Target, or even Best Buy).
Granted, I don't spend all day every day in these places, so I could be missing it. This is just personal experience though, and those vary person to person.
Edited to clarify, this isn't a comment to anyone in particular, just to the "Grandma bought it" comment itself since I've heard it for years and always wondered where these mythical, game buying grandma's were at, lol.
 
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News Comments > Square Enix Record Profits
7. Re: Square Enix Record Profits May 18, 2010, 16:25 .Drifter
 
kxmode wrote on May 18, 2010, 15:05:
Fuzzmatang wrote on May 18, 2010, 15:01:
Never ceases to amaze me that people lap up Final Fantasy XIII and ignore real RPG's.

Even more amazing they still call it "Final" Fantasy. It's like the boy who cried wolf! "Okay I swear to god this is the final fantasy! I swear!" It's enough to make anyone do this Golfclap

Well, technically, up until Final Fantasy X, each game was the final fantasy for that particular set of characters in that particular game world. At least from what I remember.
Final Fantasy X2 was the first true sequel, followed by Final Fantasy VII Crisis Core, which was a prequel.
 
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News Comments > New MTX
7. Re: New MTX May 3, 2010, 17:55 .Drifter
 
This isn't air, water, or food.
I don't have to have it.
It's free.
Taken all together, that means I can wait until all the bugs are ironed out and then get it if I want to.
Or I can not get it.

As a side note, I seem to remember several posts about how bad MW4 was, and some asking why bother to release it.
A lot of complaints I've read here and elsewhere from people ranting and trying to get a bad, free game.
 
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News Comments > WAR Over-Billing Follow-up
11. Re: WAR Over-Billing Follow-up Apr 10, 2010, 04:54 .Drifter
 
Dev wrote on Apr 10, 2010, 04:24:
Also, this has been going on since march 23rd at least (thats the earliest report in forum of the transaction dates) and new charges have been added up through this week.

So apparently mythic has been asleep at the switch and letting this happen for TWO WEEKS. Seems it took a huge customer outcry for them to do anything, rather than keeping an eye on thier billing system.

Huge customer out cry?
Do they still even HAVE enough customers to have a huge outcry?
 
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News Comments > World of Warcraft Patched
13. Re: World of Warcraft Patched Mar 23, 2010, 20:29 .Drifter
 
sir wrote on Mar 23, 2010, 17:15:
JoeNapalm wrote on Mar 23, 2010, 15:36:
Acleacius wrote on Mar 23, 2010, 15:28:
Isn't this game fixed yet, can't Blizzard get this right after 5 years?

...

Yeeeah.

The amount of money they've made with this game dwarfs the GNP of most of the globe, and can only be expressed using complex equations (involving sixth-dimensional numbers).

If that ain't "getting it right", you might want to rethink your perspective.

-Jn-
Ifriti Sophist

You might want to finagle some of that money yourself to invest in a sarcasm detector, since it's pretty much a certainty that Acleacius' post was in jest.

Well, when it comes to Bluesnews comments, you never know for certain.
 
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News Comments > NVIDIA Responds to ATI PhysX Comments
22. Re: NVIDIA Responds to ATI PhysX Comments Mar 13, 2010, 01:31 .Drifter
 
"trolling ... Yes... Get angry about it."

lol
 
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News Comments > Monkey Island 2 Special Edition: LeChuck’s Revenge Announced
8. Re: Monkey Island 2 Special Edition: LeChuck’s Revenge Announced Mar 12, 2010, 01:59 .Drifter
 
At least they toned his hair down a bit this time, lol.  
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News Comments > Ubisoft DRM Servers Under Fire Again
64. Re: Ubisoft DRM Servers Under Fire Again Mar 9, 2010, 04:50 .Drifter
 
Lol.  
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News Comments > Ubisoft DRM Servers Under Fire Again
59. Re: Ubisoft DRM Servers Under Fire Again Mar 9, 2010, 02:46 .Drifter
 
But why limit a good pimp slap to just a hoe?
Share the fun!
 
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News Comments > Ubisoft DRM Servers Under Fire Again
56. Re: Ubisoft DRM Servers Under Fire Again Mar 9, 2010, 02:34 .Drifter
 
To prove it to yourself simply type "steam failed to" into Google and then see all the suggestions which popup like "steam failed to connect" and "steam failed to contact key server". Then click on some of the links.

I've had one or maybe two instances of steam not launching a game due to a decryption error on purchase, but I have over 20 games on it so it doesn't bother me. Using google to prove a point though?
Try typing "how to pimp slap" into google, and look at the results.
Must be a lot of people out there who don't know how to pimp slap, eh?
I'm sorry, but you can type just about anything you have a problem with into google and get a decent number of hits, especially with things more people are involved in or use.
 
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