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Nickname VoodooV
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Signed On Apr 1, 2001, 15:53
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News Comments > Half-Life 2 EULA Legal Issues?
90. No subject Feb 7, 2005, 17:23 VoodooV
 
ITS NOT A TUMAH!!!

-Arnie

 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
86. Re: Hotmail Popper Feb 5, 2005, 11:59 VoodooV
 
The problem with Bond movies now is that they are too politically correct.

No cold blooded killing of baddies, no pushing little kids off of boats, apparently we need women in a Bond movie to be 'empowered' and as good at ass kicking as Bond.

If I wanted to see empowered women I would watch lifetime.

I agree, but politically incorrect or not, the franchise is just ancient and decrepid and needs to be simply put out of its misery (or at the very least, a good long, 15 year break or so) just like Star Trek.

These idiot writers just don't get it, they keep reusing the same formula over and over, and only change little things like different bond girls, or different gadgets, or different bad guys. And the writers STILL wonder why people aren't buying into it. No matter how sucessfull the original was, after a while, people get fed up with that same formula and see through the insignificant changes.

Same thing with reality shows, we all know its anything BUT reality, regardless of its infinite variations, its still the same formulaic episodic TV, just really cheap, so the execs love it. Reality TV has ALREADY run its course if you ask me. All they're accomplishing now is making more people fed up with it.



 
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News Comments > Source Engine Update
19. Re: Why Can't they fix the Hack Exploit? Feb 3, 2005, 23:03 VoodooV
 
gee I thought Steam was supposed to stop all that?

color me surprised.

 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
11. Re: VIA Grease Monkey Feb 3, 2005, 09:59 VoodooV
 
well yeah, I'm sure that somewhere on my twin 80GB hard drives, somewhere there is a game I installed long ago that doesn't have the latest and greatest patch.

But if I'm not playing it currently, who cares?

And yeah, we'll just have to agree that its simply not for someone like me and move on. Its just a little scary to an old timer such as myself that there are people out there who call themselves "a gamer" and they don't know how to do this shit. Even though I work tech support, and yeah, deep down, I *do* know that there really are people that ignorant

I don't necessarily mean tweaking services and registry settings and ini files or whatever for optimal performance either, cuz hell, most the time I can't be bothered to do that shit myself. because for the most part, as long as it works, and as long as gameplay is smooth and not choppy...usually I don't give a shit.

Until everyone adopts Steam-like nazi-programs and force me to use their system for updates and whatever, you'll never see me pay for those kinds of things. same for Fileplanet...ugh!

 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
6. Re: VIA Grease Monkey Feb 2, 2005, 17:45 VoodooV
 
I still find it ridiculous that there is a market for such services....really, how hard is it to surf to the game website and click on 'downloads' and then read

or is it the reading part that has them confused and bewildered?

Same thing with regards to DirectX, before I got proactive with updates such as these, I used to just leave it alone, the Game CDs themselves were always pretty good about telling you if you *Needed* a directX upgrade or not, since typically they would not let you install the game unless you had it.

and quite frankly, I don't even have to know anything about Grease Monkey at all I can say with some confidence that Grease Monkey is probably better than the token effort that Game Advisor is.

 
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News Comments > Ships Ahoy - Euro City of Heroes Deluxe Edition
10. Re: No subject Feb 2, 2005, 10:09 VoodooV
 
I'll admit, im fairly obsessive about getting badges for my character, but damn

all you get is a badge, a useless special effect, and a cape...and unless you're into retro style heros, I think the capes are lame.

I wish some of these companies WOULD have the balls to say, "ok yeah, if you buy our special edition, you get some sort of buff/improvement. doesn't even have to be a big one.

yeah I know everyone would come running and screaming into the message boards crying about how unfair it is....but so what...it would at least make the collector's edition worth considering....maybe. in the end, what's the diff, people complain about PL'ing, people complain about KS'ing when its not an issue in CoH...it never really stops...so why should it be a big deal, you have to pay to play anyway...so paying a little bit more should yield some sort of improvement.

just me ranting I guess.

 
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News Comments > Saturday Tech Bits
3. Re: European Consumers... Jan 30, 2005, 01:03 VoodooV
 
I'd buy a version of windows without MP or IE/OE even if it was the same price out of pure principle.

If you truly are a geek, then surely you know that when it comes to computers, less unecessary shit is a good thing

I honestly don't have a problem with either of the bundled programs, but again, its the principle of the matter.

Doesn't anyone else feel embarrassed that the courts of other nations have had more success in reigning in MS's abuses than ours have?

 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
46. Re: No subject Jan 27, 2005, 13:04 VoodooV
 
what's that one quote from Cordelia from Buffy the Vampire Slayer?

"I don't buy stuff cuz its more expensive, but because it costs more."

 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
33. Re: No subject Jan 26, 2005, 16:03 VoodooV
 
"If one could afford the best why wouldnt, they buy it?"

what if they don't need the best? You're making two assumptions, that the average consumer can afford it, and that RAMBUS is the best, but I'll leave that to others to disprove.

Its the business's goal to make a product we WANT to buy, if they can't do that, then they failed, *NOT* the consumer, pure and simple, regardless of how you try to spin it.

 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
31. Re: No subject Jan 26, 2005, 15:29 VoodooV
 
"nearsighted consumers"

anyone else think that Tim is shooting himself in the foot with that arguement?

If RAMBUS doesn't make a product that we want to buy, how is that our fault?

*ANY* business that blames the consumer obviously doesn't deserve to be in business

 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
12. Re: No subject Jan 26, 2005, 12:04 VoodooV
 
wtf? its the consumer's fault because we didn't want to spend more money than we needed to?

fuck that!

RAMBUS deserves what they got, I can concede the possibility that they had supErior technology, but so what? the average consumer doesn't give a fuck, they want value for their dollar, they don't give a shit about bus speeds or latency.

We bought a couple dells with rambus at work a few years back...tried to warn my boss about how expensive it would be to upgrade it in the future...they didn't listen. And the inevitable day came when that PC needed to be upgraded, and they found out what the price tag would be. They ended up giving the rambus PC to someone who didn't need the upgrade, and just got a more recently purchased computer to the person who did.

fuck rambus, fuck them in their stupid asses.

 
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News Comments > 2004 Vaporware Awards
25. Re: No subject Jan 8, 2005, 13:51 VoodooV
 
maybe they're just conceeding DNF as a given...cuz if they kept putting it on the list every year. Then it would essentially be the top 9 and not the top 10.

I think everyone who cares gets the picture already that DNF isn't coming out soon. its old news. they gotta spread the smack around more y'know?

 
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News Comments > New Star Wars RTS Game
39. Re: Well... Jan 4, 2005, 20:31 VoodooV
 
I always wished they had removed that idiotic vulenerability in the Star Destroyers.

I mean yeah, its cool and all to do the exact same thing that happened in the movie...rebel strafes a shield tower, it blows up, instantly cut to the bridge where the officers complain about the shields going down.

sure it gives you a warm fuzzy movie feeling, but it totally makes SDs lame and unimpressive, especially if you really can take one down in 5 mins.

 
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News Comments > New Star Wars RTS Game
37. No subject Jan 3, 2005, 22:02 VoodooV
 
I did beta for SWG ages ago, but didn't buy the game afterwards

aside from the Y-wing issue, how is JtL overall?

I just keep envisioning everyone and their dog running around in Millenium Falcon wannabe ships or Slave 1 copycats. nothing ruins immersion more for me than shit like that....the yt 1300 was supposed to be this junkheap (that no one would normally want to own) that han just upgraded to all holy hell.

seeing everyone trying to copy that would just annoy me to no end

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News Comments > New Star Wars RTS Game
36. Re: I think... Jan 3, 2005, 21:54 VoodooV
 
Multi piloting a ship with human gunners is fun, but JtL is so messed up it's not even funny. A single Y-wing with a gunner can take out a Star Destroyer. I did a trial for it thinking of going back for JtL, and surprisngly alot of people only do SWG for the Space addon.

you could do that with a y-wing in the original X-wing game too....there was one of the historical missions where once you mopped up the tie escorts and otherwise completed the mission, you could stick around and strafe at the SD until its shields went down (or if you had saved your torps, you could take out the shield towers) once the shields dropped, a few hits with the ion cannons silenced the SD's turbolasers, at which point you could just park your ship and hold down the fire button until dead.

someone needs to pay larry holland an obscene amount of money to make a new sim, hell i'd even tolerate including the Ep. 1-3 ships, were holland involved


 
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News Comments > New Star Wars RTS Game
21. No subject Jan 2, 2005, 22:12 VoodooV
 
what ever happened to the rule that if you used a new engine, it was a sequel, if you used the same engine, it was an expansion pack.

sorry, but Jedi Academy should have been an expansion.

with the exception of Wing Commander 3 and 4, all of the Wing Commander games were radically different from each other in terms of game play.

as much as I love KOTOR, I take a look at the screenshots of Kotor2 and I think..."how the hell do they get away with charging full price when this should be a cheap expansion pack"

its the same game, just new story. I know that qualifies as a sequel in the movies, but these arent the movies folks, these are games.

 
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News Comments > Xmas Eve Screenshots
1. No subject Dec 24, 2004, 12:23 VoodooV
 
I sure hope this stargate game doesn't suck.

 
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News Comments > More Steam Bans
47. No subject Dec 23, 2004, 18:12 VoodooV
 
"What is amazing is people like you seem to think the developers of games owe you something. They owe you NOTHING! They made a game, you bought it, or you didnt buy it...end of story. "

what is really amazing are the people who actually believe that corporate culture can do no wrong and that all laws are pure and just and look out for the common guy, yet its always the common guy that are the ones doing wrong in their eyes.

damn you free will, DAMN YOU!

 
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News Comments > More Steam Bans
33. Re: Releasedate of HLČ-pirated Dec 23, 2004, 17:11 VoodooV
 
precisely, if steam were an option, no one would use it. I kinda think that was the plan all along fellas.

I wouldn't care at all if Steam were required for online play only. While online, they can enforce all the rules and anti-cheat systems they want and I will applaud it, I just protest that it forced its way into the offline world and its all or nothing methodology.

warez hasn't been dented at all, only thing Valve stopped were the duplicate accounts of people not smart enough to use the pirate non-steam version of HL2 or people who stole CD-keys, all of which, is small potatoes

laws only affect the law-abiding by definition.

I just want to know how many of those 30K accounts were legit users who just were victims of having their CD-keys stolen/cracked.


Another thing I want to know is how long until the price of HL2 is dropped. My thought is that since they don't rely on Vivendi as much for distribution anymore, there will probably be less incentive to drop the price since they don't need to move as much inventory.
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News Comments > Half-Life 2 Demo
112. Re: No subject Dec 21, 2004, 18:11 VoodooV
 
take your own advice, I already have a clue.

what? you can't be bothered to make a backup of your CDs? you deserve what you get if you don't do that. not to mention stupid copy protection schemes that necessitate you to have the CD in the drive at all times in the first place (who do we have to thank for that, little hint: it aint hackers)

as for work and relatives, guess its just me cuz I actually have a life, but when I work, I work, I don't play games, and when I'm with relatives, I can think of a few more things to do than just playing games, or are your relationships with your family so weak they are based on showing off overhyped games in order to validate yourself?

*shrug* to each his own, but everything you've described is easily something you could have prevented yourself if you had thought first(see how easily your insults are reflected back?) , or a trivial luxury, none of which necessitates steam's draconian measures.

all of which goes back to reinforce my original complaint that if Steam were merely an option, everyone would be happy..but since its a requirement it needlessly pisses off the fanbase and hence..less money for Valve...Oh wait, they already thought of that by offering overpriced gold and silver versions...what do you get in return? useless trinkets and tshirts you'll never wear lest you get beat up in an alley somewhere and updated versions of games you probably already own?

hrm, Valve's rich no matter what you do, you're left with stupid trinkets and shit you've already bought. and you're out 90 bucks! Again, I applaud your shrewd consumer skills you rock!

oh wait, I win if I don't buy it....yay for me!


night night, don't let the steam bugs bite!
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