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Signed On Jul 28, 2005, 12:16
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News Comments > Alone in the Dark Ships in EU; DRM Info
8. Re: Ugh... Jun 20, 2008, 12:14 Lorcin
I'd like to know how Atari are planning to prove this. Even if they did use pirated copies all they have to do is pick up a copy of the game on the way to court and say "here you go - this is what we used - we have a contact in a game store".  
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News Comments > Alone in the Dark Ships in EU; DRM Info
3. Re: Ugh... Jun 20, 2008, 10:00 Lorcin
OMG talk about blame the pirates for everything!

"Our game sucks" - Blame the pirates
"Our game flopped" - Blame the pirates
"My life didn't turn out the way they wanted it too" - Blame the pirates

Seriously how can a post on one hand big up their DRM then promptly claim it has been cracked and people are reviewing the game early.

BTW Atari - it's not been cracked yet because from the reviews it doesn't seem to be worth the effort for the people to crack it or the bandwidth for the people to download it.
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News Comments > Godfather Game Lawsuit
23. Re: Spoken... Jun 19, 2008, 14:27 Lorcin
I don't see why your complaining that Anthony Puzo has filed this. He is defending a contract his father made whilst he was alive. It's not as if Anthony himself is trying to set up the contract and gain new money for it - the money was owed to Mario but has passed to his son now.

Your not telling me if Paramount owed your dad 1 million but your dad died you wouldn't try and collect that million.
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News Comments > Godfather Game Lawsuit
3. Re: No subject Jun 19, 2008, 12:30 Lorcin
Oh greed, what would we do without you? It's good to know that a guy who had nothing to do with development of the game deserves at least $1 million from its profits.

Yeah like Puzo didn't develop the story or the characters at all. If Puzo were alive I doubt you'd be dumb enough to question that he was owed the money. Upon his death the Godfather is now essentially a businness owned by the estate.

Of course they want their money!
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News Comments > Grimm Trailer
2. Re: LOL Jun 14, 2008, 21:15 Lorcin
I'm VERY sorry but there is no way I would buy that even though I have a boxed copy of Alice still which I love simply because of the art style (let's be honest - the game is pretty poor).

Whilst the art style looks semi-promising the rest of that trailer looks utterly dreadfull. Seriously if that is what they get pushing their engine way beyond it's limits for a trailer I dread to think what will happen in game.
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News Comments > Limbo of the Lost/Oblivion Follow-up
36. Re: Old duffers Jun 12, 2008, 05:01 Lorcin
Hmm as they are selling this in the uk do you think it's worth buying it just to put up on Ebay? I can't afford to lose £30 about now but I have a nagging suspision a copy of this will be worth more then that soon!  
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News Comments > Tabula Rasa Fine
9. Re: Followed by.... Jun 11, 2008, 13:10 Lorcin
when all the beta tester fanboys purchased their boxed copies.

Erm actually I was a beta tester of AOC and Vanguard. I only bought Vanguard 9 months after it's release (which was a mistake as I'd given up after the 1st month but had a lot of friends nagging me too buy it) and I'm waiting for AOC to get patched into some sembelence of a complete game before I get that.
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News Comments > NVIDIA on PC Exclusive Games
71. Re: PC Gaming Jun 10, 2008, 19:29 Lorcin
Even if a completely infallible protection scheme pops up, games will still be multiplatform and designed for the consoles. More effective protection schemes only means the PC gets more ports, not original, exclusive games.

Surely that is more down to spiralling development costs and publishers needing to hit the biggest audience they can.

There are still some small low budget games being made for the PC but they either niche with laughable graphics compared to the big guns. Or casual (enough said).

There are 3 games in the top 20 xbox 360 games listed on gamerankings which are actually exclusive (and Halo 3 will come to PCs with windows 7 I bet). 5 on the Playstation, 13 on the Wii and 8 on the PC.

So really we could actually be doing worse for exclusives

Edit: Oh and the PC is the only platform with all 20 games scoring an average >90% (actually it has 41 >90%, the PS3 has 4 which are >90% are none of thoose are exclusive)

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News Comments > NVIDIA on PC Exclusive Games
64. Re: PC Gaming Jun 10, 2008, 18:55 Lorcin
that is what i was thinking about copy protection on consoles. every time there is an opportunity to inject code into a system the chances of circumventing copy protection increases. it has been demonstrated that you can mod previous generation consoles just by loading a disk or memory card. profit and greed will make it too irresistible for console manufacturers not to provide modular upgrades and accessories which are avenues for mods and cracks.

I would agree except arguably the most complex current gen console has not been hacked. Simply if the proctection is built into the CPU design and runs from there across the whole system from boot then mods would be far harder to find. With the new 8+ core processers which have god knows how many pins inserted into god knows how many layered PCBs it would be like looking for a whole bunch of needles in a haystack.

Imagine the xbox's cpu checked the firmware version on the DVD and shut down if it was found to be tampered with. All of a sudden teenagers would not be able to hack an xbox in seconds. I've no doubt microsoft will learn from there mistakes and produce something a bit stonger next time.

As for pc games - the bioshock/mass effect systems are showing promise. Bioshock took a week to crack and Mass Effect took two weeks before it was properly done (and that included attempts by ALL of the big pirate groups to do it).

Once companies realise that online activation and verification are the only workable solutions then that will become mandatory. Then we'll suddenly all get games the way Metaboli/Gametap deliver them; completely encrypted until a online verification has delivered the unencryption key for that serial number. Once the player hits quit the game instantly returns to a encrypted state. I haven't investigated exactly what metaboli is doing too much on my PC - but I do there is a semi-hidden X drive which appears when I'm authorised which contains the games file structure. The only reason I know that is because one game has an import/export facility which show's the drive. Dos/explorer etc still couldn't access it even when it was showing in the imp/export application.

I'm sure people will bitch about privacy - but as the devolpers seem to think this is a war then at some point they will eventually count the online complainers as acceptable losses.

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News Comments > NVIDIA on PC Exclusive Games
21. Re: Rampant piracy Jun 10, 2008, 13:55 Lorcin
The next-gen consoles may actually be a problem for PCs. If Sony can make there current gen hack proof then surely Nintendo and Microsoft (well maybe not them) will learn how to add adequate protection too.

If piracy is eliminated on the consoles then I imagine more studios would jump away from PCs.

At the moment it's nearly a level playing field with 2 of the 3 big consoles and both handhelds having piracy problems too.
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News Comments > NVIDIA on PC Exclusive Games
7. Re: What a tool Jun 10, 2008, 12:38 Lorcin
Crysis didn't pander at all and look what happened to it..

Don't forget that if crysis had looked like a normal game it would have struggled to reach an average 80% review.

Couple that with the huge system reqs and a well deserved reputation for needing a beast of a PC and really it's sales are not that surprissing.
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News Comments > Fallout 3 Ultra-Bundle
20. Re: .... Jun 6, 2008, 14:41 Lorcin
Yup uk spellings - btw it's handy to know the US and UK spelling for games like bookworm which accept both  
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News Comments > Fallout 3 Ultra-Bundle
8. Re: No subject Jun 6, 2008, 11:32 Lorcin
Guess their aiming this at people who bought lifetime subscriptions to LOTRO or *snigger* hellgate.

For that price I'd want at least a box containing a small radioactive cloud which I could use to mutate a co-worker.
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News Comments > Dungeon Siege 3 Plans
4. Re: No subject Jun 6, 2008, 11:29 Lorcin
I definatly would want to see a demo of this - I hated all the inventory management in DS1 and 2. I seemed to spend more time in the inventory window moving stuff around then actually playing the game.  
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News Comments > BioShock - The Trilogy
22. Re: Dude.... Jun 6, 2008, 07:21 Lorcin
They could set it in an experimental homeostatic chamber located in Arizona and call it Biodome!

Would the kids be the bastard offspring of Pauley Shore and Stephen Baldwin?

If so there's no moral dillema there KILL EM ALL! (in case your lucky enough to not remember it)
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News Comments > The Sims 2 Expansion Announced
6. Re: The Sims Jun 5, 2008, 12:18 Lorcin
Hmmm guildford is only about 100 miles from here - if you lot start a collection I'll go deal with this once and for all.  
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News Comments > Warhammer Online Crafting Details
1. No subject May 29, 2008, 10:28 Lorcin
ďThe crafting system Iíve envisioned for WAR is innovative......

Envisioned???? Sure it should be implemented by now - the game's already late.
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News Comments > Prince of Persia Details & Trailer
6. Re: No subject May 28, 2008, 17:43 Lorcin
That trailer looks poo!

They seem to have forgotten platforming completely and instead gone the sonic route of introducing new buddies. I'm really hopeing it's just a bad trailer.
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News Comments > id Leaves the ESA
4. Re: Game developers must REALLY May 23, 2008, 20:14 Lorcin
I imagine it would be far cheaper for the companies to get a government administered certificate then for the companies to all pay for ESA.

For their point of view their saving money - just costing taxpayers more.
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
9. Re: No subject May 20, 2008, 13:19 Lorcin
I took my 3 kids to see Speed Racer the other night and all 3 of them loved. I certainly enjoyed it a lot more then your average movie aimed at kids (last few we saw included Garfield 2 and Enchanted - they both made me want to gouge out my eyeballs).

Even my very girly 7 year old who still likes Barbie movies enjoyed it.

If you've got kids I'd definatly recommend it. If you're a fan it's also probably worth a look - I doubt the race sequences would work on a TV.
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