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Real Name Tom Landry   
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Description Stats: chain smoking, coffee swilling, overweight middle-aged male single dad with one 13 year old in residence.
Likes: games, cute Japanese chicks, milk duds, red meat, fresh bread, reading sci-fi, money, a good cigar now and
Homepage http://tjlandry.blogspot.com/
Signed On Jun 17, 2001, 15:14
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News Comments > Ubisoft DRM Analysis
82. Re: Ubisoft DRM Analysis May 31, 2010, 20:00 Hump
 
cliffski wrote on May 31, 2010, 06:35:
I know there are a ton of people who claim they pirate because they cant afford the games, yet the same kdis always seem to have PC's that can run Crysis at max settings, and have a mobile phone that costs more than my car.
If you could pirate mobile phones, then I'm sure mysteriously a lot of them would not eb able to afford to buy phones either. Its a question of choosing where to spend your money.
If you chosoe to spend all your cash at starbucks and pirate all your games (for example), then expect to get lots more branches of starbucks and far fewer games in future.

Cliff, I appreciate your opinion and mine would probably be the same if I were a developer as well but don't you think the piracy issue affecting sales is a tad overplayed? Don't you think falling sales numbers are due to more people choosing consoles over a desktop? The fact is desktop PC's are becoming obsolete in many ways and kids growing up now tend to use laptops or phones for functions that used to be mainly done with a desktop PC. Like music, the market is simply in transition and it's up to developers and publishers to find creative ways to market their products instead of finding ways to keep an old and inefficient model in place. Part of that is serving the needs of paying customers and not getting so caught up in a group that *probably* wouldn't have bought said products in the first place. I know it's getting stale to bring them up as an example but Valve has shown that serving the needs of their core customers is a far more profitable way to go than pissing people off with DRM that is NEVER EVER going to stop piracy.
 
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News Comments > Ubisoft DRM Analysis
21. Re: Ubisoft DRM Analysis May 30, 2010, 17:26 Hump
 
How about focusing on giving your paying customers real service instead of getting butthurt over people who weren't going to buy your product anyhow?

BTW, how about learning the difference between "stealing" and "using without permission". One implies taking something for which there is no replacement. Digital products are infinitely reproducible.
 
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News Comments > F.E.A.R. 3 Interview, Trailer
1. Re: F.E.A.R. 3 Interview, Trailer May 29, 2010, 16:22 Hump
 
enough with FEAR, Shogo II pleeze  
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News Comments > Mass Effect Multiplayer?
5. Re: Mass Effect Multiplayer? May 29, 2010, 16:19 Hump
 
I gotta disagree, I thought ME2 improved on the gameplay immensely. Then again I'm more of a shooter fan than RPG.

Anyway, Bioware hasn't done much multiplayer so I'll be curious to see what they come up with.
 
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News Comments > PC Bad Company Stats Fix Coming
2. Re: PC Bad Company Stats Fix Coming May 25, 2010, 16:00 Hump
 
does anyone else have trouble getting an accurate ping number? Mine are either blank or "999". I end up looking for an east coast server via the server name....  
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
1. Re: J: Allard May 24, 2010, 18:01 Hump
 
he's leaving because of Disagreements with Steve Ballmer over the 'Courier" tablet.

Of course Ballmer has been doing such a fantastic job of anticipating what people want that longtime customers bailing on Windows to Mac must all be part of a bigger scheme on his part.
 
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News Comments > Only ⅔ of Players Pay to Game
36. Re: Only &#8532; of Players Pay to Game May 18, 2010, 21:45 Hump
 
and the thing is, the industry suits will see that 3rd as lost revenue and look for ways to railroad more folks into coughing up cash rather than giving them a real reason to buy.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
8. Re: Out of the Blue May 15, 2010, 21:03 Hump
 
Turbo Encabulator. A classic.

The best part is seeing some of the other postings comments. Its amazing how many took this as a serious video.
 
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News Comments > On Sale
6. Re: On Sale May 15, 2010, 12:52 Hump
 
Free Portal is a brilliant move on Valves part to get more folks to install STEAM.

I love seeing the naysayers of the "free" business model get slapped down like this.
 
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News Comments > Bulletstorm Interview, Trailer
1. Re: Bulletstorm Interview, Trailer May 14, 2010, 13:34 Hump
 
Necrovision much?
 
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News Comments > Iron Grip: Marauders Announced
2. Re: Iron Grip: Marauders Announced May 13, 2010, 17:01 Hump
 
Warlords was a great multiplayer game but, unfortunately, no one played it.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
4. Re: Out of the Blue May 11, 2010, 14:02 Hump
 
Speaking of movies, I finally got around to watching "District 9" and was very impressed.

The story had depth, humor and poignancy. Unlike many films that depend on CGI for the "wow" factor, it didn't draw attention to itself. It was used exactly how CGI should be used. To make the impossible believable.

IOW it is exactly what true sci-fi should be.
 
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News Comments > Second Life Virtual Property Lawsuit
10. Re: Second Life Virtual Property Lawsuit May 11, 2010, 13:55 Hump
 
The larger question is "Who thinks SL is still relevant enough to *play it*"?  
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News Comments > Rebellion Woes?
2. Re: Rebellion Woes? May 10, 2010, 21:19 Hump
 
Given the overall quality of Rebellions work, I'm surprised they've lasted this long.

Other than Rogue Trooper and their first Alien vs Predator game I can't think of any title of theirs that is memorable.
 
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News Comments > Sunday Tech Bits
3. Re: Sunday Tech Bits May 9, 2010, 20:11 Hump
 
Using quantum interference – the vibrations of the atoms themselves – the team was able to run the complete discrete Fourier transform extremely quickly by encoding the inputs into an optically tailored vibrational wave packet which is then run through an excited iodine molecule whose atomic elements are oscillating at known intervals and picked up by a receiver on the other side. The entire process takes just a few tens of femtoseconds

uh....yes? Undecided
 
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News Comments > Games Workshop Sues Warhammer Fan Site
43. Re: Games Workshop Sues Warhammer Fan Site May 9, 2010, 11:30 Hump
 
great way to encourage your fanbase....simply sue them.

This is the whole "protect it or lose it" bullshit argument that attorneys have established to keep their slimy selves in business.

There are countless ways to resolve issues like this without having to litigate but none involve getting scumbag attorneys an opportunity to fill their pockets from both parties.

Tort reform NOW.
 
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News Comments > Kotick: "No Choice But to Fire" IW Heads
8. Re: Kotick: "No Choice But to Fire" IW Heads May 6, 2010, 23:39 Hump
 
"we wish we could have convinced some of these incredibly talented people to stay."

yes, unfortunately they didn't fall into the little corporate automaton yes-men that organizations like yours demands. Kotick wants his ass licked clean and he demands a damn good job be done of it......

 
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News Comments > Shattered Horizon: Firepower Released
11. Re: Shattered Horizon: Firepower Released May 5, 2010, 19:17 Hump
 
I liked it but the visuals kick my systems ass. I can run Crysis at nearly full-on but SH just chugs along.....  
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News Comments > MechWarrior 4 Installer Coming
10. Re: MechWarrior 4 Installer Coming May 4, 2010, 17:28 Hump
 
I actually feel bad for these guys. They're trying to do the right thing but it looks like MTX wasn't ready for prime time.  
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News Comments > Black Prophecy Closed Beta
2. Re: Black Prophecy Closed Beta May 3, 2010, 22:35 Hump
 
Cutter wrote on May 3, 2010, 22:34:
This looks like fun.

Yah. It has the visual fidelity of EVE (even better) but its more combat focused. Hope I get in the beta
 
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