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Signed On Jan 20, 2001, 09:41
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News Comments > Preorder The Orange Box, Test TF2
121. Waiting on Circuit City Sep 12, 2007, 01:14 .Drifter
Well, if I get it I'll do what I did with Ep.1 box, wait for Circuit City to drop it in the bargain bin and pay 5 or 10 bucks for the whole lot in about 6 to 12 months.

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News Comments > Kwari Announced
7. hmm Sep 1, 2007, 01:13 .Drifter
First time a server crashes and they refuse to award prizes based on already achieved kills, I'm gonna laugh at the uproar.

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News Comments > Space Siege Revealed
8. Uh, haven't I seen this before? Jul 7, 2007, 03:29 .Drifter
I mean seriously, isn't there an xbox 360 game currently in development where the player has to choose to stay more human or become more cybernetic? And didn't it get creamed last e3?
And then there was another one, I forget the name now but it was by dreamcatcher or something, where you're trapped in a spaceship and it played like Diablo in space...

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News Comments > etc., etc.
5. Re: No subject Jul 4, 2007, 02:52 .Drifter
Nexus, I really liked it until the bugs kicked in. From what I remember the developers abandoned the game before they really got around to patching it.
I still have it, still mean to try and finish playing it, but just never get up the resolve to deal with the issues.

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News Comments > EA Reorganizes
21. Re: No subject Jun 20, 2007, 01:58 .Drifter
its funny cause all of you bitches buy every EA game that comes out then bitch about it

The last EA game I can remember buying was need for speed underground 3 years ago for 9 bucks at circuit city.

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News Comments > EA Reorganizes
11. Re: RIP Jun 19, 2007, 04:00 .Drifter
It just means more executive specialization. You won't have a guy overseeing the management of both Diner Dash and Battlefield. Instead people will work exclusively within their expertise. So all the FPS games in development will be answering to the same group.

Yeah, the EA Games group. The one doing Strategy, FPS, Racing, Simpsons, etc.

All very similar game types, so I just know it will work out great.
Just imagine their first game:
Command and Conquer the Need for Speed on the Battfield of Honor to Burnout the evil Bartman clone.
An RTS/Racing/FPS/Simpsons hybrid where you RTS your way across the map, dropping down into FPS mode for hands on battles, and when you finally reach the evil Bartman you have to race him around the battlefield while trying crash his car and steal his medal, while avoiding exploding tiberium road hazards.
Yeah, I'd buy that for a dollar!

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News Comments > Gone Gold - Sword of the Stars: Born of Blood
2. Re: Soooo,,, Jun 6, 2007, 00:30 .Drifter
I will. I liked the original games' single player experience, never really went online and played it so can't comment on that portion. The game kept it to the point of what I wanted to do, research new tech and use it to kick alien butt, so the expansion pack is a no brainer for me.

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News Comments > Gods War Online Announced
9. Gods War, ha! Jun 2, 2007, 00:35 .Drifter
I'm betting they're hoping on people mistaking this for God of War so they'll try it.

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News Comments > No DirectX 10 Supreme Commander
27. Re: ... May 22, 2007, 01:12 .Drifter
You speak as if all operating systems have had service packs. XP was the first consumer OS to do so

I don't know if they would be technically considered service packs, but Win95 had a release version, OSR1 and OSR2 from what I remember, and Win98 had a 98se.

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News Comments > On Shadowrun Pricing
15. Re: Why are people bitching about this? May 15, 2007, 05:38 .Drifter
It would take having a substantial price cut on Vista for gamers to make most people get the game, since buying it and not being able to run it due to your operating system doesn't jive well with spending habits.

Amen to that.
This is the first time I can remember that Microsoft, directly after release of a new OS, dropped all backward compatibility with all other older OS's in their own games. They really must be desperate to get everyone on a pay to play model, like Live! is.

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News Comments > On Shadowrun Pricing
9. Re: Why are people bitching about this? May 15, 2007, 01:11 .Drifter
In most cases they do cost more to develop, nobody on our end is gonna like it, but it was bound to happen.

Now that's something I've always wondered about, console games being more expensive than their PC counterparts.
I mean seriously, on a console you have ONE piece of hardware to develop for. On a PC you have to develop on several different machines, with various different parts, just to make sure the game will run right on maybe 50% of the machine combinations out there. So how can developing for a machine with one hardware combination cost more than developing for thousands of computers with thousands, maybe hundreds of thousands, of hardware combinations?

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News Comments > etc., etc.
3. Game makers excited about Vista? Apr 25, 2007, 01:39 .Drifter
"If you want to play next-gen games you have to have a next-gen operating system,"
Wow, sounds like a marketing blurb if I ever read one.

The DirectX standard dates back to the mid-1990s when upgrading add-on video cards on home computers was still a hobbyist's pursuit, something hardcore gamers did to extract the most performance from 3-D shooters like "Quake" or "Unreal."
Uh, weren't both those games both software rendered to begin with? And wasn't it OpenGL that they could be used with? I know Quake at least, not sure about Unreal. But that quote makes it seem like DirectX was responsible for the games 3D visuals.

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News Comments > id & Valve Assets in S.T.A.L.K.E.R.?
54. Talking about religion... Apr 7, 2007, 04:21 .Drifter
But the JEW Lawyers will be ALL over this one right Blue?

Jack Thompson is CHRISTIAN... and I'd consider him one of the worst lawyers out there... so, is Jewish supposed to be a slur then? I'd think in this case Christian would be a worse one...

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News Comments > id & Valve Assets in S.T.A.L.K.E.R.?
42. Re: No subject Apr 7, 2007, 01:14 .Drifter
but I also have have a decent perspective on the world and and more importantly morals.

Ok, I bolded part of that to make it stand out. You have a decent perspective on morals and yet feel it is OK to steal.

Can I spend a few nights at your house for free? And can I have your VCR for free? I mean, you probably have more money than me and a bigger house than me, so it's ok right?
I mean, you have more than me so it's OK for me to take your stuff from you right?
It's only moral, since you have more.

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News Comments > New Star Wars Galaxies Chapter
28. Re: For what it's worth... Feb 24, 2007, 02:55 .Drifter

My kids love The Phantom Menace - they even like Jar Jar Binks. I think really you need to accept that Star Wars has ALWAYS been aimed at children - just cause you aged 20 years doesn't mean to say the target age range has also. Or are you telling me that the Ewoks were designed to appeal to hardcore nerds?

I mean really what would you rather spend a rainy sunday afternoon with a bunch of kids watching - Star Wars or High School Musical.

Always aimed at children? Hmm, not so sure about that. I mean seriously, Star Wars had Darth Vader choke a man to death, Obi Wan chopped a guys arm off and left a bloody mess, Han Solo shot Greedo FIRST, the Empire blows up a planet and murders billions of people, Leia is tortured (off screen), and several starfighter pilots are blown to bits screaming in agony. Empire starts with a Luke getting mauled by a snow man and stuffed into the guts of a big, stinky, furry creature, hundreds of people are gunned down, Han Solo is tortured on screen and frozen in carbonite, C-3PO is blown apart, and Luke gets his hand chopped off.
Return was originally Revenge of the Jedi and was meant to have Wookies instead of Ewoks, but Lucas in a flash of brilliance decided Ewoks would sell better as stuffed toys, which is when the franchise started it's kiddiefied downhill turn. I mean seriously, other than the starwars christmas special, how many other kiddie cartoons did starwars have before droids and ewok adventures, which came out about the time Return did? None that I can remember.

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News Comments > New NVIDIA ForceWare Vista Drivers
19. Re: Message to whiners... Feb 21, 2007, 00:41 .Drifter
What specific fixes are you whining about than need updating? (there are a few especially with the newest product line) Is it really a deal breaker?

Lets see, how about the bug that exists, has existed for nearly all of 2006 on XP, where the 6800 series of video cards shows video clips so dark you can't see them unless you disable overlays, or spend several minutes adjusting the gamma and other settings? I don't know if that would be considered a deal breaker for some or not, but if I'm using my computer to watch DVD's and can't watch them without having to mess with the settings every time I reset my computer, I'd think it was a legitimate complaint.

Oh, and stop whining about whiners.

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News Comments > 9Dragons Open Beta
3. Re: No subject Feb 9, 2007, 01:26 .Drifter
Game also uses an anti cheat program, Nprotect I think it was called. I never could get the game to run and NOT hang my computer on shut down. Several other people on the forum posted the same issue, and I don't there ever was a response to the issue that I remember.
Also, I never could get WoW to run after running 9Dragons either, the minute WoW launched the computer would crash, but only after I had run 9Dragons. I eventually gave up on the Acclaim beta and tried the UK Persistent Worlds one, which had not anti cheat programs, had a higher screen resolution, and for me at least had a lot less bugs. But they're out of business now, so meh.

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News Comments > BioShock Website, Q&A
22. Re: No subject Jan 21, 2007, 20:43 .Drifter
Just a quick comment, the reference regarding xbox360/PC was the HUD, not the entire UI from what I glanced over. Also, something else to remember, the 360 displays at a higher resolution than the original Xbox. So at least graphically for the PC HUD, there is still hope.

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News Comments > Taking the Piss Out of Vista
49. Re: Games For Windows Jan 12, 2007, 20:01 .Drifter
We're talking about PARENTAL CONTROLS here. A prerequisite of parental controls being used is parents caring about their kids and what they do on their computers.

And don't forget we're talking about MICROSOFT here, a company that enables a lot of crap to run when windows starts up, with default settings, that most people don't use anyways. So parental controls will probably be enabled by default.

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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
26. Re: No subject Dec 29, 2006, 00:41 .Drifter
While Wii has plenty of support now (as I expected) that will drop off in a year or so. See, the hardcore gaming scene makes up for the vast majority of sales so the people wanting the most powerful will outspend the casual players, however other factors such as increased bluray sales, increased PSP sales, PS2/PS1 compatibility and 360s lack of xbox compat will push more to the PS3. Also, many people dont see the point in buying a wii when they can get a PS2 for the fraction of the price, buy its games and then when they can afford a PS3 keep them.

The issue with this is that most of the hardcore players that wanted one have already bought a PS3, and did so come hell or high water, even at the risk of getting shot. Everyone still waiting are the semi hardcore who will buy when the price drops. Compare this to the Wii, being bought largely by casual players. Casual players will always outnumber hardcore ones, so if the numbers remain constant for sales of the Wii all through 2007, the numbers in 2008 I don't see as being the true measure of success for the Wii. Why? Well, if it sells as well all year in 2007 as it does now there will be a lot, and I mean a lot, of Wii's out there already due to all the casual players purchasing on a whim. And a huge amount of casual players all buying a few games each will still provide more money than a few hardcore players buying a lot of games each. And as for hardcore outspending casual, well maybe on a per person basis, but if you look at the comment EA posted about the Madden series (and I take everything EA says with a grain of salt) the majority of their sales, and I would think this meant income too, come from casual players purchasing the game every 2 to 3 years and not the hardcore players purchasing the game every year.
Now, as for increasing sales. Blueray, well, this is an assumption that Blueray will become the dominant HD standard, and as of yet there isn't a declared winner that I know of. Increased PSP sales. Hmm, I don't think I've read anywhere that PSP sales are going up as of yet.
And for the comment about buying a PS2 and PS2 games and carrying them over to the PS3, not too sure I see this as happening either. Why? Because honestly, who as of now does not own a PS2 that wants one? Anyone? And as for carrying games over, why would someone buy a PS2 just so they can buy PS2 games to use on their PS3 when they could buy a Wii and use their gamecube games on it? Yeah, nowhere near as many gamecube owners as PS2 owners, but if I was a gamecube only owner I wouldn't waste money on buying a PS2 and PS2 games just to use them on a possible future purchase of a PS3.

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