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News Comments > PC & Xbox 360 Mouse
13. Re: PC & Xbox 360 Mouse Mar 22, 2010, 15:54 N
 
Take regular Xbox 360 gamepad.

Replace right thumbstick with small(ish) trackball.

Perfect.

Though I have a feeling Apple might have a patent or something on them so fuck-all.
 
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News Comments > Gearbox Passed on Blade Runner
16. Re: Gearbox Passed on Blade Runner Nov 16, 2009, 16:39 N
 
"i think bethseda is capable of it" -- are you fucking SERIOUS?

Bethesda doesn't make IMMERSIVE games, they make trinkent hunts with plasticy characters, absolutely no motivation in terms of plot or story, and essentially a hollow fucking dollhouse to walk around in while all the wind-up toys herky-jerk about the place.

If *anything* I'd say Bethesda is the LEAST GODDAMN CAPABLE of making a game do any justice to it out of the current RPG studios that are out there. The team that made the original Deux Ex would have done a far better job IMO.

Matter of fact, I don't think it's possible for me to have any more enmity towards a gaming company than I do towards Bethesda. Fuck them and their shitty games.
 
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News Comments > New MW2 PC Petition
44. Re: New MW2 PC Petition Nov 16, 2009, 13:49 N
 
"...better graphics and framerate" -- you know, it's the framerate issue especially I can't stand on the Xbox. 60 fps is just so GD slow.  
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News Comments > Borderlands 2?
31. Re: Borderlands 2? Nov 12, 2009, 09:51 N
 
Dual wielding pistols: IMO that'd just about break the game and make it almost pointless to use anything other than explosives, sniper rifles, and pistols. No way.

Crafting: -- meh. I'd rather be able to find some other small 'bits' to be able to put together as weapon mods, but crafting ... the thing I like about this game the most is that it sort of feels like an MMO/Diablo with it's loot and enemy presentation, but that you DON'T have to worry about things like crafting or carrying around pieces of junk because they 'might be useful later'.

Some randomization in the levels/interior areas would be fantastic.
 
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News Comments > Borderlands Stats Bug
21. Re: Borderlands Stats Bug Oct 27, 2009, 16:42 N
 
"The consolization of the game is frustrating as hell on top of it. The save feature means every time I crash I wind up replaying 5-10 minutes worth of quests I already turned in. Menus are flat out bad."

Not if you're on a console, then you can play for 5 hours straight and not encounter a single bug, with an interface that works just fine, all while drinking beers in front of a giant plasma TV while lounging on a comfy couch. :-)
 
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News Comments > Operation Flashpoint Dragon Rising Trailer
14. Re: Operation Flashpoint Dragon Rising Trailer Sep 17, 2009, 16:12 N
 
Agreed -- honestly don't know what no one has tried it yet.  
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News Comments > Left 4 Dead 2 Details, Screenshots
3. Re: Left 4 Dead 2 Details, Screenshots Sep 4, 2009, 15:31 N
 
Yeah, actually, the more I hear about this the less I like it.

They already made a goofy zombie-kill game: it was called Dead Rising.

I liked how the first game was more on strategy and working together and not on gimmicky weapons and shit.

Ditch this bullshit.
 
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News Comments > Evony and Irony
15. Re: Evony and Irony Aug 28, 2009, 18:09 N
 
A friend of mine did some research on this company...

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To keep things simple, I'm going to give my fact first, then the
backing evidence, and try to keep it all chronological. There are
still gaps here, but I believe this evidence is enough to show the
connections between UMGE.com, WoWMine, MMOinn, and Eric Lam.

Eric Lam may have been involved in online multiplayer game design from 2004.

"20 July 2004
Recruit reported the successful story of our four MSc graduates. Jason
Mok, Samuel Siu, Eric Lam and Patrick Chan, set up their own mobile
game design company "Mocha Multimedia Co. Ltd" in October last year,
just a month after their graduation. They are happy to see their
growing business and thanked MIC for equipping them with the knowledge
and skills in game design.
The article also introduced MIC's SME funded project "Mini-Scale
Multiplayer Online Game Development Platform" (MSMOG)."

Eric Lam owns or controls both UMGE (Universal Multiplayer Game
Entertainment) and Super Continental US(A) LLC.

http://docs.justia.com/cases/federal/district-courts/washington/wawdce/2:2009cv00815/160320/1/
"Defendant Eric Lam aka Eric Chuen Lam is an individual allegedly born
in Guangzhou, China in 1976, and believed to be a current resident of
Vancouver, BC or Guangzhou, China. Defendant Melanie Suen, aka ...Ma
Lan Suen is an individual believed to be a current resident of
Vancouver, BC. On information and belief, Suen is the mother of
Lam.... Defendant Gordon Lam is an individual believed to be a current
resident of Vancouver, BC. On information and belief, Gordon Lam is
the brother of [Eric] Lam...."
"Super Continental US LLC is a Delaware limited liability company with
a registered address of 501 Silverside Road, Suite 105... and is
believed to be owned and/or controlled by Defendants Lam and Suen...
On information and belief, the individual defendants Lam, Suen, and
Gordon Lam so dominate and control both Super Continental US and Super
Continental USA that they should all be treated as one and the same."
"Defendant UMGE is a Delaware limited liability company with a
registered address of 501 Silverside Road, Suite 105... and is
believed to be owned and/or controlled by Defendant Lam..."

Super Continental US LLC owns the site WowMine.

http://www.wowmine.com/contact-us.php
"Registered Office 501 Silverside Road, Suite 105"
"© 2005-2009 Super Continental Ltd. (Hong Kong, S.A.R.), Super
Continental Development Ltd. (Canada) and Super Continental US
LLC(USA)"

An unconfirmed Eric with an IP address from Guangzhou, China sent a
comment to wowgoldfacts.com in February 2009 in support of WowMine.

http://www.wowgoldfacts.com/2009/02/01/dear-eric-of-wowmine/

Eric Lam registered the site MMOinn.com.

http://dataopedia.com/mmoinn-com
"Eric Lam
Registered through: GoDaddy.com, Inc. (http://www.godaddy.com)
Domain Name: MMOINN.COM"

Eric Lam has claimed to be the Escalation Manager for MMOinn in December 2006.

http://buywowgold.co.uk/2006/12/
" Eric Lam said,
on December 13th, 2006 at 8:09 pm
Iím not trying to talk ourselves out of anything but I just want
to add that MMOinn is trying to pass the saving onto the customers by
doing less of the creative work and focus on lowering our cost of
farming and marketing. We market ourselves by sending in-game email to
WoW customers. Basically, weíre offering the cheapest gold online.
www.MMOinn.com
Eric Lam, Escalation Manager
escalation@mmoinn.com"

UMGE has a connection to Guangzhou province, China.

http://www.evonypedia.com/umge
"Founded by a small group of avid Chinese game developers, UMGE is
based in Guangzhou, China and develops online multiplayer games."
http://download.cnet.com/windows/guangzhou-umge/3260-20_4-6299163.html
"Guangzhou UMGE
software publisher profile
UMGE(Universal Multiplayer Game Entertainment) is a profitable and
fast-growing US-based Group, founded by the former vice president of
Sina Mobile (NASDAQ: SINA), with over 300 staffs in US, UK, Hong Kong,
and China. We apply to develop and exploit universal multiplayer game
to fans."

Eric Lam, who might be the founder of UMGE, is not listed as a former
vice president of Sina Mobile. Neither are any of the other names
connected with UMGE, WowMine, or MMOinn.

http://trex.id.iit.edu/events/strategyconference/2006/speakers.php
"Ben Tsiang, EVP Product Development, SINA.com
He has served as Vice President of Global Products, in charge of
product integration and strategic planning with SINA's localized web
sites worldwide; General Manager of SINA Taiwan; GM of SINA East
China; and GM of SINA Mobile. Mr. Tsiang was appointed to his current
role of Executive Vice President of Product Development and GM of SINA
Online in November 2003."
http://chinasecurities.com/ir/SINACorporation/management
"Bin Wang has been Senior Vice President of SINA Mobile of Sina Corp.
since February 2007. He served as ... Vice President and General
Manager of SINA Mobile from November 2005 to February 2007."
http://corp.sina.com.cn/eng/sina_mng_eng.htm
"Gaofei Wang has served as the Companyís Vice President since October
2008. He has served as the General Manager of SINA Mobile since
November 2006."

UMGE uses the same domain registrar as MMOinn.

"Domain Name: umge.com
Registrar: GODADDY.COM, INC."

UMGE.net has a connection to UMGE.com. The registrant until December
2008 was Grace Xiaoyong Guo (who may not be otherwise connected). The
current owner, according to Microsoft, is Eric Lam.

http://www.who.is/domain_archive-net/umge.net/
"Registrant: Cyber Games Solutions Limited
76 Waverley Ave.
London, E4 8HT
United Kingdom
Registered through: GoDaddy.com, Inc. (http://www.godaddy.com)
Domain Name: UMGE.NET
Administrative Contact:
Guo, Grace Xiaoyong
Cyber Games Solutions Limited
[same]
Technical Contact:
Guo, Grace Xiaoyong
Cyber Games Solutions Limited
[same]"
http://209.85.229.132/search?q=cache:LfTXAmycUSUJ:microsoftontheissues.com/cs/files/folders/9674/download.aspx+umge.net&cd=11&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=uk
"Microsoft identified at least seven adCenter accounts tied to Lam and
the other Defendants, in the names of at least two purported
companies, Super Continental US LLC (USA) and UMGE. The credit card
holder for each of the accounts is Lam or Suen; all seven of the
accounts were registered to the same email address; the same name
("Vincent Chu" or "Vicent Chu") is the name used to register five of
the seven accounts; and six of the seven accounts were registered to
the same physical address in Delaware, where Defendants' companies
Super Continental and UMGE are registered. The domain names UMGE.com,
UMGE.org, and UMGE.net all are registered to Eric Lam at the same
Delaware address."

An anonymous accuser in October, 2008 claims on wowgoldfacts.com,
without providing sources or proof, that Eric Lam, Gordon Lam, and
Melanie Suen are family (the relationships disagree slightly with the
court documents) and are all involved with WowMine.

http://www.wowgoldfacts.com/2008/10/02/extra-extra-rmt-expose-plus-don%E2%80%99t-shoot-sue-the-messenger/
"Gordon Lam - gordon@wowmine.com - 800-976-6745
Gordon is one of the original wowmine crew. He is probably one of the
masterminds behind the spam and lies, along with Eric.
Eric Lam - amonic@gmail.com - 604-270-6160
Eric may be Gordons brother. However you look at it, he is one of the
owners of wowmine, the founder and creator of lies, spam, and
dishonesty.
Melanie Suen - melanie@cgs.name - 604-270-6160
Melanie has been around with WoWMine since the beginning. She is the
wife/girlfriend of Eric, Gordon, or both. Donít let a nice name like
Melanie fool you, she WILL fill you inbox with spam and not shed a
tear."

Searching for staff of the company UMGE gives us no results. No
founder, no board of directors, no employee listing, nothing. Except
for one poor bloke who must not have gotten the memo:

http://www.linkedin.com/in/eric1981
"Eric Zhou, Supervisor at UMGE, China
Current * Email marketing Supervisor at UMGE
February 2009 ó Present (7 months)
UMGE is short for Universal Muliplayer Gaming Entertainment.It is a
game operating and developing company."
 
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News Comments > Runes of Magic Patch
11. Re: Runes of Magic Patch Aug 28, 2009, 18:07 N
 
I've been thinking of trying this game...

This comment was edited on Aug 28, 2009, 18:09.
 
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News Comments > New Left 4 Dead DLC Next Month
15. Re: New L4D DLC Nears Aug 4, 2009, 15:52 N
 
I got rid of this game and traded it in towards L4D 2 as soon as that was announced.

Sorry Valve, too late on this shit .. I'm not gonna sit here and wait for you to MAYBE release extra content for a game that already has a sequel with an announced release date.
 
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News Comments > Dyack on Gameplay vs Story
10. Re: Dyack on Gameplay vs Story Jul 20, 2009, 13:11 N
 
sounds like an sof2 clone no tnx  
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News Comments > Gold - Wheelman
4. Re: Gold - Wheelman Mar 13, 2009, 09:18 N
 
While everything that you've said in terms of what you do is true: I found it to be fun.

Though I find it funny that you are complaining about the vehicle checking: it's a VIDEO GAME. I thought the mechanic added to being able to dodge and weave through traffic.


I didn't think the physics were horrible, and found the cars I was chasing to 'wreck/mess up' on several occasions. I liked the demo and plan on buying the full version.
 
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News Comments > Fallout 3 Patches
16. Re: Fallout 3 Patches Jan 13, 2009, 14:24 N
 
Does this patch fix the bug where 'My Megaton House' will sometimes EAT YOUR FUCKING EQUIPMENT.

I was really enjoying this game until I lost all the stuff I'd been collecting ... the allure of wandering around just looking for trinkets to collect (because let's be honest -- do you really care about any of the quests other than that? I mean the writing is SO compelling...) I just went through and finished the main storyline.

And what an uninspiring, lackluster affair that was. I still don't understand why this game is getting 9/10 scores and above. It's barely a passable RPG, and a mediocre adventure/shooter game.
 
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News Comments > Free Total Overdose
7. Re: Free Total Overdose Dec 31, 2008, 09:31 N
 
Totally agree with your GTA comments Timmy ... I felt that it was sort of a disservice to give GTA IV all these game of the year awards, without any real press 'love' for Saint's Row 2 -- which I found to be a better game in almost every facet.

The graphics might not have been technically as 'good' -- but I thought the use of the colors and different locations and designs made for a more fun, visually appealing landscape. Their color palatte consisted of more than grey and brown -- and the clothing and car upgrades (and variety of cars) just felt more fun than GTAs.

And, whether 'realistic' or not -- the map system in general absolutely blows the one in GTA out of the water. The option to filter things, to have the stores just appear as you pass them by, missions, much more solid. And the rerouting of the map was leagues faster than the GTA one as well.

Full single play story coop vs. couple of crappy little pre-fab missions. Nuff said.

Overall, in terms of a game, I just thought Saint's Row 2 crushed GTA 4 in terms of being a good game.
 
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News Comments > Need for Speed in Trouble?
7. Re: Need for Speed in Trouble? Dec 13, 2008, 15:42 N
 
The last Most Wanted was great ... that remains one of my favorite 'racers' to date. Why they keep fucking around with things like Pro Street is beyond me.

Call it whatever the hell you want, but a game that had expanded on the formula there in Most Wanted would be something I'd be quite interested in as opposed to games about power slide/drifting around corners.

 
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News Comments > Gold - Left 4 Dead
37. Re: Gold - Left 4 Dead Nov 14, 2008, 09:45 N
 
EiM,

Glad you aren't getting the game -- one less fuckhead to have to deal with in game.

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News Comments > Night Watcher Announced
7. Nightman Aug 1, 2008, 11:13 N
 
Dayman ... aaAAAAahhh ... fighter of the Night-man! AaaaaAAaaa!

 
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News Comments > PC Two Worlds: Add-on Next Week, Another to Follow
19. Poor man's Apr 24, 2008, 17:34 N
 
In the end, this game really felt like cross between a 'poor man's Oblivion' and the Gothic series -- in that it the feeling of total "who gives a shit" soullessness that Oblivion had, and the clunky ass controls of the first Gothic game.

 
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News Comments > Fallout 3 Collector's Edition Announced
10. Mirrored Apr 18, 2008, 16:00 N
 
/mirrors #7 (Jerykk) on that one


There have been games set in 'aftermath' settings since Fallout: but it isn't just THAT which gave the game it's charm and brilliance.

"Updating the gameplay" to modern standards being one of those reasons to be concerned. (Modern standards = more b3wbs and lulz)

 
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News Comments > Pirates of the Burning Seas Server Closures
20. Re: easy Apr 16, 2008, 16:56 N
 
Because in reading the historical accounts of actual pirates (circa this era) there sometimes wouldn't be enough fresh water, and to avoid dieing of thirst you had to drink your own urine to the point of it being near BLACK.

 
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