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Description Plop
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Signed On Aug 29, 2002, 21:29
Total Comments 70 (Suspect)
User ID 14122
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News Comments > BioWare Founders Retire
43. Re: BioWare Founders Retire Sep 19, 2012, 14:21 Belly Flop
Wow, this IS the end of an era. Their (Ray/Greg) importance in the gaming industry cannot be denied. Well done guys, and good luck in your new endeavours. A new chapter is upon us people... I am putting all my faith in the indie developers. This is but a natural way of all things. Out with the old, in with the new. I cannot wait. isn't it exciting!

The economy can only go up from here... innovative gaming ideas are going to explode in the next few years. But looking back, wow. In 20 years the gaming industry has overtaken the movie industry as entertainment platform. I cannot wait to see what free thinking, creative people are going to come up with next. Ain't it great to be alive in 2012? Bring it on!
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
12. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 8, 2011, 17:36 Belly Flop
Well, American football is cool if you like wearing armor, but the US rugby team has made it all the way to the Rugby World Cup 2011 in New Zealand that starts on 09/09/2011. I wish them all the best as they aren't wearing helmets and kevlar Seriously. God bless 'em, they are reslly starting to be competitive in a non-primary american sport and we love seeing 'em play in this tournament. Please support your team  
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News Comments > Deus Ex: Human Revolution Patched
49. Re: Deus Ex: Human Revolution Patched Aug 25, 2011, 11:02 Belly Flop
Thanks nin, I'm afraid it will have to be a digital copy, so the only sustenance is of a fiber optic kind Can't wait to try this game though. It only gets released in Africa tomorrow. So enjoy the head-start all those that already have it...  
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News Comments > Deus Ex: Human Revolution Patched
47. Re: Deus Ex: Human Revolution Patched Aug 25, 2011, 10:38 Belly Flop
This IT guy has just been made redundant, but nin, after that heads-up comment I have to say, my bread money is going towards buying this game. Seriously. who needs food anyways...  
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News Comments > BioWare on Dragon Age Changes, Past and Future
33. Re: BioWare on Dragon Age Changes, Past and Future Aug 10, 2011, 10:51 Belly Flop
Well, I view each new release as a totally new game. Like with technology I recommend not to be an early adopter.

If company A drops the ball, I will probably not support them again unless I really hear good things of them after. There are many upstarts that are just waiting to push a better product than the big developer. And sometimes the big developer needs to be kicked where it hurts them most, in the wallet.

I've completed ME1 and ME2 and loved DA:O, but did not buy DAO 2, thanks to the ratings. Am I hating Bioware? No. They are just constantly evolving, seeing what they can get away with to maximise profit and minimize effort. We'll lead them onto the right path. Just don't be th fool and his money. Loveya, BF

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News Comments > Borderlands 2 Announced
21. Re: Borderlands 2 Announced Aug 3, 2011, 13:14 Belly Flop
Hahaha! That was funny. Loving it! And randy can make me his bitch in the gaming world, but definately not in prison. He'll be fluffing the pillows  
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News Comments > PC Call of Duty: Black Ops Annihilation DLC This Month
1. Re: PC Call of Duty: Black Ops Annihilation DLC This Month Jul 15, 2011, 12:47 Belly Flop
Hanger 18? Rust in peace then (or warfare).  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
3. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 15, 2011, 12:00 Belly Flop
MacGyver... now there's a blast from the past. A series worth watching. Ah, the 80's when Madonna was still a babe, sigh.  
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News Comments > Evening Consolidation
2. Re: Evening Consolidation Apr 30, 2011, 01:41 Belly Flop
Looks like the PSN hackers also got item 3 on the list...  
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News Comments > Ships Ahoy - Half-Life 2
90. HL2 Nov 16, 2004, 12:23 Belly Flop
Played for about 5 hours today and am simply blown away at this point.
Awesome. Stunning ... <add superlatives here>

Go get it

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News Comments > Counter-Strike: Source/Half-Life 2 Preloads
35. More power to the developer Aug 11, 2004, 14:14 Belly Flop
Publishers are evil. They get paid way too much for their contribution to the gaming industry. Steam is an attempt for the developers to empower themselves. Good for them.
Now i don't have to get on my bike and cycle to a store that only gets my fav game weeks after it is released in the US of A. Also my games are kept up to date automatically and I dont have to search for fast ftp sites or subscribe to Fileplanet.

I have had almost no problems with steam and have been using it since it started.

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News Comments > Syndicate Follow-up?
12. Re: \o/ Feb 24, 2004, 13:55 Belly Flop
Bullfrog is one of my all-time favorite developers due to their various masterpieces over the years: Populous, Hi-Octane, Magic Carpet, Dungeon keeper, Syndicate, Theme Park etc?

I hope it will have online play. I'd like to abuse the mind control device. Maybe I can get someone to do my dishes...

This is great news indeed.

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News Comments > Far Cry SP Demo
31. Re: YEAH!!! Jan 21, 2004, 12:30 Belly Flop
Here is another torrent for your bits.

Edit: I see Quboid already posted. Here's the link:

Grabbing it now.

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News Comments > FBI Half-Life 2 Raids
33. Re: pointless raid Jan 19, 2004, 18:03 Belly Flop
I agree with Creston. If they catch the true culprits, I doubt if they'll get more that a hard slap on the wrist.

The judge will look at other circumstances like danger to society etc. I am also peeved at the fact that the code theft is the alleged reason behind the delay of HL2, but this is simply a case of lost income for the creators of HL2. No human life has been threatened. I'm sure it would not hold the same penalty as hacking the national power grid or toying with air traffic control systems.

... but then again they did delay HL2... nah roll out the electric chair!

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News Comments > Out of the Blue
15. Re: KotOR Jan 6, 2004, 12:18 Belly Flop
"One thing that really bugs me about the game, though, is that my party members don't get out of my way and I always have to go around them. Annoying."

Sounds like road-rage to me

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News Comments > Out of the Blue
157. That is sad indeed. Sep 18, 2003, 11:43 Belly Flop
My thoughts are with you and your family Blue.

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News Comments > DOOM 3 & DX9
90. Re: the truth... is out there.... Sep 18, 2003, 09:38 Belly Flop
"If you don't want to code with varying hardware in mind then you should be coding for consoles"

The whole point of having an API standard like directx 9, is so that varying hardware can use it exactly the same way.

Then you don't have to go about coding stuff like this:

If GPU = <standard> then
draw pretty pictures.
elsif GPU = <GeforceFx5900>
draw pretty pictures without fog

This is the kind of shit that make developers angry if they do not agree to the nice thick pay packet that accompanies this wool over the eyes practise. In the name of "optimisation"? Bah.

Especially if the guilty party sticks a "Full DirectX 9 compliance" sticker on their half-baked product and sells it to all us bright-eyed and bushy tailed sheep standing in line with those dollars burning a hole in our pockets.

Standards mean we can reliably compare different products against one another. Breaking those standards cause what we have here today. Confusion. We have no valid way of comparing products because not everyone is adhering to the standard.

I'll quote Mr. Carmack:

"when you do an exact, apples-to-apples comparison using exactly the same API, the R300 looks twice as fast, but when you use the vendor-specific paths, the NV30 wins"

quote source:

So when using the standard, R300 wins by double the speed.
Vendor-specific path (What? the "optimisation" route? Graphics quality toned down, removal of special effects like fog?) then suddenly the NV30 wins. Sorry mate. I do believe in an equal playing field. The standard apples-to-apples comparison means a lot more than the apples-oranges comparison.

BTW my current gpu is a Nvidia GF3. You get a cookie if you can guess my next GPU.
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News Comments > DOOM 3 & DX9
81. Re: No subject Sep 18, 2003, 05:37 Belly Flop
Great post there HBringer. Very informative. I give you a Score:5 Insightful and a bonus point for not being an "anonymous coward"

I quote:
"In a nutshell, Carmack is basically saying that to get equal performance out of the cards, he's had to go out of his way to create a special set of code for the nVidia hardware"

This is exactly the reason why Valve(Gabe) is pissed at Nvidia. He is sick of writing special (non-standard) code so that Nvidia's latest dx8 card, I mean "dx9" (ahem) can run his engine properly. ATI does not require this.

However, whether the D3 engine is "optimised" in favor of Nvidia (OpenGL) or not, we still have to consider this engine will be used in many games in the future. The same goes for the HL2 engine.

Most probably:
ATI will run HL2 faster/quality than Nvidia.
but Nvidia will run D3 faster/quality than ATI.

This is an assumption and the reason I'm waiting to see with my very own eyes.

Looking at what API (DirectX/OpenGL) and more importantly what engines (HL2 or Doom3 - don't forget Unreal) the games of the next 3 years will be using would probably be a more accurate measure to decide which card to buy if money is not an issue.

Strength is irrelevant, resistance is futile. I am being assimulated by the ATI BORG... MEEP MEEP.
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News Comments > New Steam Client
41. Re: ... Sep 12, 2003, 17:38 Belly Flop
I also interrupted the conversion of old files.
Now when I load steam it seems as if everything is ok. So I click on one of the games and it just says... "preparing to launch" or sumthing to that effect. I noticed if you right click on the game name and then select the "properties" option you can recalc or delete. Maybe I'll do this. Will let you know next week Friday how it went.

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News Comments > NVIDIA & Half-Life 2
125. Re: Very confused Sep 12, 2003, 12:11 Belly Flop
Yes DedEye, that is correct. I thought it originated in Africa.

That is indeed a great quote by Theodore Roosevelt.

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