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Signed On Jul 8, 2003, 12:53
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News Comments > Minecraft Dev Starting Studio
7. Re: Minecraft Dev Starting Studio Sep 9, 2010, 08:40 sir
 
Kajetan wrote on Sep 9, 2010, 01:45:
Dev wrote on Sep 9, 2010, 01:38:
I seem to remember some interview or blog a week ago where he said they just wanted to chew the fat with him, I got the impression that valve has money coming out their ears.
Hmmm, money kills creativity. Hopefully, he doesn't become lazy. Hopefully, money doesn't corrupt him.

Since he seems intent on going it alone (well, starting his own studio at least) I would suggest that money isn't his sole motivation, as Valve probably offered him a mint, with the bitter pill being that he no longer controlled the creative direction and was part of a larger team a la Narbacular Drop's transmogrification into Portal. A shame really, as Portal was a massive improvement on ND - let's hope he can make a similar improvement by recruiting more to the cause.
 
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News Comments > David Allen Speaks
28. Re: David Allen Speaks Sep 7, 2010, 13:35 sir
 
There's no denying that David Allen has an extremely large forehead. But, having studied both of their profile pics on their respective blogs, I have decided that Derek is telling the truth because his eyes are further apart.  
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News Comments > David Allen Speaks
11. Re: David Allen Speaks Sep 7, 2010, 12:28 sir
 
dsmart wrote on Sep 7, 2010, 12:08:
Thats funny. Especially since I never lived in NC, am not the only Derek Smart in the US and certainly there are no Derek Smart's with criminal records, let alone arrest warrants anywhere in the US.

You should stand up and exclaim, "I'm Smarticus!!"
 
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News Comments > David Allen Speaks
3. Re: David Allen Speaks Sep 7, 2010, 11:53 sir
 
An interesting read, and it paints Derek as a treacherous, lying, deceptive, conniving, thieving scumbag. I wonder what Derek's take on the matter would be?  
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News Comments > Aliens Colonial Marines Lives
1. "We're not going to let this dream die, it's going to happen." Sep 6, 2010, 13:01 sir
 
From that comment, it sounds like it's still at the embryonic stage. For his sake, he'd better hope it doesn't jump out and tear his face off.  
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News Comments > LucasArts Layoffs
6. Re: LucasArts Layoffs Sep 2, 2010, 01:35 sir
 
George Lucas: Put it away, silly boy.
The Force, unleashed: *ziiiiiiip!!*
 
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News Comments > Valve Courting Minecraft Developer?
14. Re: Valve Courting Minecraft Developer? Aug 30, 2010, 17:14 sir
 
Beamer wrote on Aug 30, 2010, 16:29:
After reading about this somewhere, I think a Penny Arcade, I tried it. My gameplay was a total failure. Note I'm blaming myself, not the game. Something was wrong; I think due to an incompatibility with the system I was on not everything was properly functioning. All I could do was walk, jump and break blocks - literally nothing else. Definitely wasn't right. Breaking blocks was moderately entertaining for five minutes, which sounds kind of pathetic haha, but I was definitely missing something somewhere. No buttons did anything, just block breaking.

I quit quickly and forgot to go back on a non-netbook. I'll try it tonight. Everyone I've talked to has had cool experience, and I didn't, either because the netbook was messing up or because the experience on a 10" screen was so disappointing that I didn't bother reading some documentation and going back.

There are different versions to try - the survival version has the nasty critters - http://www.minecraft.net/survivaltest/

There's multiplayer too, but I haven't tried that yet.
 
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News Comments > Acclaim Closed
16. Re: Acclaim Closed Aug 27, 2010, 17:21 sir
 
MxxCon wrote on Aug 27, 2010, 16:48:
Folks, like the story says, don't confuse this crappy "Acclaim Games" that did no development of their own but rather just had publishing rights of those asian mmo, with the legendary "Acclaim Entertainment" that created such gems as NBA Jam, Turok and Mortal Kombat(1 and 2)

Not to mention Castlevania IV. The aim of that game wasn't to smite nor to maim, but to stake through the heart an eternal undead fart, whose claim to fame, other than his name, was a penchant for blood, sucked from victims, unwilling or game.
 
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News Comments > Acclaim Closed
9. Re: Acclaim Closed Aug 27, 2010, 13:45 sir
 
No blame game from acclaim? Shame.  
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News Comments > Ex-Devs Slam RTW
2. Re: Ex-Devs Slam RTW Aug 25, 2010, 10:58 sir
 
nin wrote on Aug 25, 2010, 10:53:
And out come the knives. Can't say I'm surprised...

Not in the game they don't, it's guns only. Maybe that's why it failed..
 
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News Comments > 130,000 APB Players
16. Re: 130,000 APB Players Aug 24, 2010, 17:22 sir
 
IIRC the game, as it ships, allows you to play for 90 hours in the action districts, after which you have to pay through the nose for more play time. The average APB junkie would tear through those 90 hours in about a week, because in that game power leveling = bigger, better, badder guns to own the nubs with.  
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News Comments > RTW Staff Rescue?
2. Re: RTW Staff Rescue? Aug 18, 2010, 13:45 sir
 
Yup, cold wet and miserable. That's why I moved to sub-tropical England.  
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News Comments > Realtime Worlds in Administration
6. Re: Realtime Worlds in Administration Aug 17, 2010, 17:14 sir
 
What a sorry state of affairs. I played in the closed beta of the game and found it to be enjoyable but very newbie unfriendly, which is what probably killed it for many of the reviewers, who undoubtedly spent most of their time having their asses handed to them in shotgun cartridge sized portions.  
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News Comments > F1 2010 Next Month
3. Re: F1 2010 Trailer Aug 16, 2010, 13:48 sir
 
Nice looking game. It should do well in the UK and Europe, and in America it will sell about 3 copies.  
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News Comments > etc.
1. Billy Mitchell takes back Donkey Kong records. Aug 12, 2010, 17:44 sir
 
When I was at uni 20 odd years ago, I set a high score of 1,965,000 for the vertical shoot 'em up, Xevious. It took me well over two hours to set it, and my eyes were streaming when I finished. I always wondered if that was anywhere near the world record, but it turns out the world record is seven(!) million.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
7. Long-Tenured Senator Helped Shape Alaska. Aug 11, 2010, 11:48 sir
 
But obviously not in the same way that Slartibartfast helped shape Norway..he won an award for that, you know.  
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News Comments > Mafia II Demo
37. Re: Mafia II Demo Aug 10, 2010, 16:41 sir
 
Excellent demo. What with this game and Starcraft 2, PC gaming is in a really happy place right now. And for anyone not wanting to 'spoil' their enjoyment of the full game, there is a disclaimer at the start that states that the demo scenario won't be in the full game, and is just there for, err, demo purposes.  
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
1. Wikipedia’s Lamest Edit Wars Aug 9, 2010, 10:28 sir
 
I only ever tried to edit a Wikipedia article once. Well, several times actually, but that's the point that the above linked article gets across so vividly. The obsessive shitehawk who maintained the Falklands War page on Wiki kept deleting my addition of a band and song to the "Cultural Impact" section, to the point where I got fed up and started adding gibberish just to piss him off. So if you're bored and have nothing to do at the moment, feel free to copy "Spear of Destiny - Mickey" and paste it multiple times over in the pertinent section of http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cultural_impact_of_the_Falklands_War

Who knows, maybe the inflexible twit might relent and actually do some research to discover that it was arguably the most significant musical lament to arise from that brief little spat in the Southern Atlantic.
 
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News Comments > Rumor: The Old Republic Space Combat on Rails?
8. Re: Rumor: The Old Republic Space Combat on Rails? Aug 8, 2010, 15:48 sir
 
"Is the gameplay a hit?"
"Negative, negative, it didn't go in..it just impacted on the surface."
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
16. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 2, 2010, 17:08 sir
 
Hang on in there, Blue. The death of someone close can have a strange effect - after the death of my dad I became addicted to MMoRPGs, although that was obviously out of a need to find a distracting 'happy place' rather than an overwhelming desire to bash rats on the head.  
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