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Signed On Dec 4, 2001, 03:12
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News Comments > Op Ed
10. Re: Op Ed Sep 21, 2009, 00:59 Narf2029
 
Features like auto attack and the occasional pressing of buttons are what make MMOs accessible to the broadest audience possible - your mother (or grandmother, depending on your age gap) probably didn't sit at home playing Doom or Quake or whatever while you were at school. Simple and mostly automated combat lets even a stay-at-home Solitaire-champion mother play WoW instead. Trying to appeal to such a wide consumer base hurts creative design and risk taking because the more you pack in, the smaller your audience becomes - when you head for the lowest common denominator, you always go down.

edit: me words was wrong

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News Comments > Steam Top Ten
34. Re: Steam Top Ten Sep 21, 2009, 00:54 Narf2029
 
Come on guys, help the dude out. Think of the children.  
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News Comments > ARMA II Patch
7. Re: ARMA II Patch Sep 16, 2009, 00:13 Narf2029
 
At this rate, hold off until ArmA 4. Imagine where it could be if it had just spent 6 more months in the oven.  
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News Comments > Metaverse
2. Re: Metaverse Sep 16, 2009, 00:09 Narf2029
 
Last thing ISPs want is a redefinition of broadband. They can make money hand-over-fist by charging people through the nose for connections that are slower than any other broadband service on the planet. Capitalism at work. It's like any other service in the US where you pay top dollar for mid-level results, like medicine or college education. I'm sure AT&T also considers video playback a secondary consideration. It must be, or streaming video would be, well, streaming and not sputtering, stopping, starting.

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News Comments > Star Wars Galaxies Server Closures
22. Re: Star Wars Galaxies Server Closures Sep 15, 2009, 23:57 Narf2029
 
Was fun when it was Star Wars Galaxies, not World of Star Wars. I think I still have a screenshot somewhere from the old days when it was dark at night, but that had to change because it isn't dark in a WoW night. Now that's fundamental changes in gameplay - not even the visual atmosphere was spared.

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News Comments > Direct2Drive Sales Figures
18. Re: Direct2Drive Sales Figures Sep 15, 2009, 12:52 Narf2029
 
That is exactly why I don't get anything from D2D anymore. I'm sure I've lamented about OBSE enough already but it really does suck. I can only imagine what good mods I'm missing out on, and it's really difficult to talk myself into buying something again when I haven't lost the first one.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
30. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 14, 2009, 15:04 Narf2029
 
The Philadelphia Free Library article is a pretty good summary of just what your library does for you. They're trying to maim the libraries in Ohio too - if the governor had gotten his way, Cincinnati would have lost over half its libraries and all the services those branches provide to the public for free. Still isn't clear what's going to happen. The lifesaver now is some tax levy that would amount to a $2.50 increase in taxes for the entire year, but if people around here won't pass tax levies for schools the library has no chance.

edit: Also, I'm no tennis fan but that was a hell of a shot.

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News Comments > Evony Sues Blogger
20. Re: Evony Sues Blogger Sep 14, 2009, 14:58 Narf2029
 
I hadn't even noticed the Evony ads til today, and the first thing I thought was "Since when does Games For Work advertise for porn sites?"  
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News Comments > Galaxies to get Zombies
3. Re: Galaxies to get Zombies Sep 12, 2009, 14:14 Narf2029
 
It's a whole new low when they start adding stuff from Star Wars novels. Is it still a great insult to tell a writer that you loved his Star Wars books?  
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News Comments > Metaverse
5. Re: Metaverse Sep 11, 2009, 12:36 Narf2029
 
All hail the legendary wisdom and impressive efficiency of the United States Patent Office... Only in the United States could one get a patent for "associating a piece of data with multiple categories." Does that mean a child could get sued when he notices his red triangle fits not only with triangles but with red blocks?  
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News Comments > L4D2 Boycott's Valve Visit
16. Re: L4D2 Boycott's Valve Visit Sep 9, 2009, 22:59 Narf2029
 
Agreed. I think the disappointed reasonable people are just going to wait for L4D2 to go on sale before they get it. I sure will, however long that takes. I don't feel that I'm entitled to a discount because of the state of L4D though, being that it's fun and all and I certainly got my money's worth.

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News Comments > Metaverse
3. Re: Metaverse Sep 4, 2009, 11:45 Narf2029
 
That's kind of when capitalism succeeds. Capitalism is all about making money, after all. It's supposed to be ruthless and not always in the best interest of the consumer. Especially true today with companies screwing consumers hand over fist today with no regard for tomorrow.  
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News Comments > Ships Ahoy - AaaaaA!
11. Re: Ships Ahoy - AaaaaA! Sep 3, 2009, 19:20 Narf2029
 
Damn, I wish I'd thought of that.  
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News Comments > Peregrine Glove Videos
8. Re: Peregrine Glove Videos Sep 2, 2009, 16:20 Narf2029
 
No kidding. Between poor job choices and a lifetime of computer gaming my wrists have had it.  
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News Comments > Game Reviews
2. Re: Game Reviews Sep 2, 2009, 13:00 Narf2029
 
I really like at the end how it says "Due to its ease of leveling and lack of grouping we cannot recommend Champions Online." Especially because two inches down the page they give it an 80% rating (basically 4 out of 5 stars!), likely what Cryptic paid for. It makes sense - the author gets to bash it all he wants, but the only thing people will actually see is that 80% rating as a bullet point on Metacritic.

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News Comments > Metaverse
4. Re: Metaverse Sep 1, 2009, 15:28 Narf2029
 
Rather hear about a new version of Opera Mini, like one that doesn't crash every few minutes.  
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News Comments > Legal Briefs
8. Re: Legal Briefs Aug 30, 2009, 23:53 Narf2029
 
Piracy is rampant. Did you know 75% of grade school kids deal pirated media to each other on the recess playground? It's the gateway into digital piracy on the internet later in their lives. Shut down schools! Shut down the internet! These both cut significantly into the profits for the upper echelons. Sure, the developers/musicians cut into it a lot too but we can't completely cut them out or who will make these guys rich? It takes a lot of work to become obscenely wealthy off the hard work and ingenuity of other people. Show some respect!

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News Comments > On Sale
1. Re: On Sale Aug 30, 2009, 02:26 Narf2029
 
Probably the best new addition to our news here. Maybe not the best new addition to my budget though.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
5. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 30, 2009, 02:22 Narf2029
 
Eh, with all the money he got from Star Trek, what more does he need to do?  
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
5. Re: Morning Tech Bits Aug 30, 2009, 02:20 Narf2029
 
Perhaps. I did mean benefits directly related to eating it - I should have been more specific. There's no arguing that some of the stuff used in making conventional foods isn't great for the environment. I still think Alzheimer's is mad cow disease half the time though, given that humans exhibit pretty much the same symptoms when infected with one or the other. Given that the difference can only be discovered at autopsy, the cause of the symptoms is somewhat moot.  
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