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Signed On Oct 12, 2002, 03:11
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News Comments > More Fallout Legal Fallout
16. Re: More Fallout Legal Fallout Oct 17, 2009, 17:44 DG
The "article" isn't really worth anything IMHO, read it carefully and it makes no sense.

It borders on being newsworthy from another perspective, in that the bias is to the point of seeming crafted. It's too assertive and enthusiastic about Interplay being in the right and Bethesda being in the wrong. It confuses legal argument with moral opinion, making a point that almost but doesn't quite work and then uses it to support a much wider assertion, e.g.

Why would Interplay keep the original Fallout rights and sell Fallout for so cheap unless this was built in as part of the package deal? The original Fallout games are only worth something in relation to sales generated from the release of FAllout 3. Therefore, Interplay did not harm Bethesda in any way by selling the original Fallout games.
So it starts by saying that In. must have a contractual right because it would make business sense for them to include it. Maybe the contract does have this right, and for this reason, but there being a reason for them to do so does not mean it actually happened. Regardless, it does not then follow that "Interplay did not harm Bethesda in any way".

It's like saying, Joe owned a dog so why would he sign a lease unless it allowed his dog to live there? Therefore, the dog did not bite the landlord or chew the furniture. 2+2=5.

Then it draws on what a bad guy Beth. is, and the impression I get is of propaganda. It's worded to encourage bad blood in similar way to how you start gossip by telling someone that you heard some gossip.

...And then it starts with the caps. Not forgetting the length.

I would call shens, it is clearly crafted with a motive but Blue says right there it's "from an Interplay investor" so I guess I missed the point of posting it was to indicate the level of a circus it has become.

(Disclaimer: I'm not familiar with the case and hey maybe this guy is totally right, doesn't change my points above)
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News Comments > On Sale
10. Re: On Sale Oct 16, 2009, 14:06 DG
hmm I was going to jump on SR2 as had good fun on 360 (rented to completion) but now not so sure.

I wouldn't say it's better than GTA IV - the "experience" doesn't come close - but it is often a lot more fun.
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News Comments > Legal Briefs
1. Re: Secret ACTA treaty Oct 16, 2009, 12:59 DG
That's not so uncommon an approach for delegated legislation and draft proposals. The "usual" committee begins work and consults with professionals, usually specialists but with some variety and from a variety of backgrounds, using a consultation document at various points. True, sometimes this is published, not not to do so is not unusual.

It's only really when something is put together is it the norm to publicly publish for comment as an exposure draft.
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News Comments > Final 2 L4D2 Campaigns Revealed?
24. Re: Final 2 L4D2 Campaigns Revealed? Oct 12, 2009, 16:15 DG
I got L4D on the first 1/2 price sale and at that price it was a bargain. True I expect I would be a lot more annoyed at the limited content had I paid full price. Personally I got most enjoyment out of the every varying teamplay, sometimes I'd be basically the only reason we'd make it through and other times I'd be the weakest link. One of my most memorable games it took 3 1/2 hours to get through BH Expert and not one of us left, we vowed one final try (for the n'th time) and damn well nailed the finale with all 4 making the escape. I nearly fell off my chair laughing when all 3 got their ach for finishing their first expert mission and 2 also got the ach for their first time completing BH...

FWIW I liked the limited number of weapons and Specials. The number of campaigns was just right to launch with. But for the coop game it needed more campaigns to flow in (should have been 2 full campaigns by now IMHO). On the upside there are some very good fan-made campaigns, which are widely played now that Steam shows them up.

Dev, at least from when I got it a friend's campaign game was easy - just setup a private lobby, invite friends then set it public and others join. I didn't play vs much but the first time I played L4D we did the same thing for a vs game. What it completely fails to do (last I looked) was let you get 4 mates in then find another group to play against. This was what turned me right off Vs mode, every time I tried to play I'd be a complete newb on a team with maybe 1/2 good players against an organised team. Sure in every game there's the lamers who just like to rape noobs but with L4D there's not much option but to do this if you want to play with mates, unless you have 8. This is compounded by games taking forever.

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News Comments > Censored L4D2 Backup for Australia
10. Re: Censored L4D2 Backup for Australia Oct 7, 2009, 16:17 DG
Eh? Censorship isn't exactly liberal. Liberalism (from the Latin liberalis, suitable for a free man) is the belief in the importance of individual freedom

'Course, factual definitions and politicians rarely go hand in hand...
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
6. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 3, 2009, 19:15 DG
Back home the parents got one of those metal mail boxes to attach to the gate, not to prevent shredding but to stop the dogs barking at the postie. Occasionally he would come while the dogs were down the garden, leaving him... smothered - though he reciprocated plenty. That's retrievers for you

He did say he appreciated the box though because it saved him some time.
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
17. Re: No subject Oct 2, 2009, 13:43 DG
Well I'm in no position to be a grammar nazi but here's my take:

The device may be referred to as a remote controller in that the device is controlling the TV. Once device hence singular controller - plural here would be for two+ remote controllers.

You would not correctly refer to multiple devices as "remote controls": you are not making any reference to how many devices there are but instead referring to functional "controls".

This is probably clearer if you substitute "controls" for "buttons": "pass the buttons" may refer to any number of controllers.

a remote has controls
a remote does control
a remote is a controller

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News Comments > OnLive has Funding, Patents
12. Re: OnLive has Funding, Patents Sep 30, 2009, 14:40 DG
Due to latency and cost Onlive just seems implausible to me, btu both those issues have been debated widely enough, it's wait-and-see time now.

Those two (major) issues aside, if you're looking at it from a console perspective the rest could be very sweet. On the PC gaming side, well it's back to the console vs PC debate: you're losing out on mods, tweaks, diversity in server configurations, and so on. You just get the keyboard + mouse control. Maybe - if it took off just watch all the publishers race to the bottom to "maximise potential market share", which means a joypad.

Granted until they get there they would be using existing PC games and there is potential for existing PC mods to be imported, but once it gets big there is no way for mods to get started.

FWIW patents don't necessarily signify anything, any "innovator" should be protecting their investment. Admittedly though the proportion being spent on patents hints to me that they're looking to sell up and have someone else put the money into and carry out the operations as a trade, or have 3rd parties carry out the operations under licence.

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News Comments > Out of the Blue
4. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 24, 2009, 15:38 DG
Since some other UK Blues readers have complained about this in the past...

EA Launches with 10% off all Games in the UK!
September 24, 2009, 9:49 am - Valve - Product Release

Electronic Arts has launched all of their games on Steam in the UK! There is a 10% discount for UK customers only through September 27th for all titles so hurry over to the EA page before the offer expires!
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News Comments > The Witcher 2 Leaked Video FAQ
7. Re: The Witcher 2 Leaked Video FAQ Sep 23, 2009, 13:59 DG
What i don't understand ... the GH and Rockband games require an additional controller. So, why not say to the console gamer: Look, if you want to play this on your PS3, just spend a little more, because we got you this nice little USB keyboard and mouse.
I'm pretty sure MS specifically do not allow games to be played with KB+Mouse (I recall a dev saying it a ling time back though don't have link) and Sony will also.

At a minimum MS & Sony will insist that games be playable with the pad.
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News Comments > L4D Crash Course This Month
13. Re: L4D Crash Course This Month Sep 23, 2009, 13:52 DG
I'd like to see a map where you are trapped in an area and have to defend it instead of just running from A-B the whole time. Like a shopping mall. It wouldn't be like survival mode, it would just be a huge map where armies of zombies bust in on one side and you have to defeat that wave, then another army busts in on another side, defeat that wave, etc. After the last wave you get a helicopter rescue or something. Large open maps would be a welcome change. Football Stadium, Baseball Stadium, Basketball/hockey arena, etc. Could include some more destructive weapons like grenade launchers, .50 cal mounted machine guns, M60's, make it fun to kill zombies! And who doesn't want a flame thrower?!
I would have thought that would be quite doable with a custom map + server mod, other than the weapons. Dunno if the map has to be huge either, just a typical chapter but designed in an interconnected block rather than linear path.

Actually it's basically a finale with a large area and modified zombie spawn patters no?

I'd also like to see a time trial mode, just the original campaigns without panic events, tweak Director to be more aggressive towards players that hang around and throw in more ammo.

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News Comments > Out of the Blue
17. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 23, 2009, 13:40 DG
Sounds like something my dad had/has, though he found out from his dentist because it was making his mouth acidic and eroding his teeth.  
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News Comments > German Wolfenstein PC Recall
1. Re: Wolfenstein PC Recall Sep 22, 2009, 12:47 DG
Ouch, must be at least half a dozen copies!  
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News Comments > On Sale
3. Re: On Sale Sep 19, 2009, 19:14 DG
downloaded the madballs demo, looks fun.  
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News Comments > Arkham Asylum Free DLC Released
9. Re: Arkham Asylum Free DLC Released Sep 18, 2009, 19:10 DG
I agree, though one does wonder why this has to be delivered through Games for Windows, and not just as a straight download since it's free.
I guess it's in an attempt to prevent pirate copies getting it.
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
10. Re: We have de facto National Drivers Licens Sep 16, 2009, 14:17 DG
I had my licence renewed recently due to change of address. Did it online and the new one came in the post a little over a week later.

The DVLA in the UK, they're actually pretty good, though they sell more information than I'd like, with less discretion than I'd like.

Though actually as I recall much of it is outsourced overseas. To the US.

PS. I can't see much reason for liking the Daft Punk tune for more than half a minute but youtube keeps looping it and I'm feeling reluctant to stop it... Very Daft Punk.

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News Comments > Direct2Drive Sales Figures
23. Re: Direct2Drive Sales Figures Sep 15, 2009, 13:49 DG
I just looked at some of the people in here sign up dates and it looks like everyones been coming here for awhile
Seems my first post was Oct 2002, regarding C&C Generals beta (which I got into). Someone was moaning about their AMD 1800+ being the minimum requirement, I think I started reading Blues (infrequently) when I had Quake running on a p200mmx (not to say that the chip was actually current at the time...).

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News Comments > Direct2Drive Sales Figures
22. Re: Direct2Drive Sales Figures Sep 15, 2009, 13:38 DG
I don't like the idea of potentially limiting my ability to use mods, which is why I haven't bought anything through D2D
Well those folks buying vanilla CIV4 made two mistakes then. CIV4 should be played as the BtS expansion (which is more like a big patch with lots of extra content) and it has a very good modding scene (several of which are included in BtS...).

Prez, looking at it another way the chart is 3 MMO's and the rest were on sale* bar the sole non-MMO, non-sale game being Sims 3. But I see it as a list of 8 because the only reason I would care to separate Civ4 & Civ4:Complete is if I was deciding which of the two to buy.

* Not sure about Civ4 Complete, but I'm sure it was at least influenced by the Civ4 sale. Didn't see notice on Blues of Darkest of Days sale on D2D but it was on sale elsewhere and so I guess D2D also did.
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
19. Re: Morning Consolidation Sep 14, 2009, 17:38 DG
That's because developers didn't make games that USED it, because they couldn't be sure that people HAD one. If every Xbox had a HD, they could have streamed games off your HD, which goes a heckuva lost faster than streaming it off the DVD...
You can do this for any game. Though it doesn't make that much difference (performance wise anyway, it's certainly quieter).

Not to say that there may not be other advantages to programmers if they could rely on a hard drive, though I don't know what. I do recall someone moaning about savegames having to support those very small memory cards, and various repercussions that has down the line.
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
8. Re: Morning Tech Bits Sep 14, 2009, 14:07 DG
My icons were rearranged when I installed these 9.9's over 9.3's.

There is a way to save the icon positions, which I came across just the other day, but damned if I can find it now - IIRC the guy linked to technet. It wasnt a complete fix basically you have to save the positions beforehand and then reload them.
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