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Re: Out of the Blue
May 20, 2009, 17:07
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Re: Out of the Blue May 20, 2009, 17:07
May 20, 2009, 17:07
 
that USB drive is tight...

But for $50? And only 2 GB? Fuck.

This comment was edited on May 20, 2009, 17:07.
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Re: Terminator Salvation Ships, Install Problems
May 20, 2009, 17:03
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Re: Terminator Salvation Ships, Install Problems May 20, 2009, 17:03
May 20, 2009, 17:03
 
Did someone finally terminate Riley? Back in the day he'd be all over this kind of crap.
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Re: PC Terminator Salvation Recalled
May 20, 2009, 17:00
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Re: PC Terminator Salvation Recalled May 20, 2009, 17:00
May 20, 2009, 17:00
 
When is the movie coming out again?

May 21st...? I think. It's already being shown in advance Indianapolis. My buddy said it was pretty fucking good, for, or despite, being rated PG-13. His reservation was it would've been that much better if it were R. Oh well.
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Re: Left Behind Sequel Next Month
May 20, 2009, 16:57
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Re: Left Behind Sequel Next Month May 20, 2009, 16:57
May 20, 2009, 16:57
 
Of all the poo being flung around in here (opinions are like assholes after all...), Zeph's got about the most solid point.
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Re: ...Don't try this at home
May 18, 2009, 03:41
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Re: ...Don't try this at home May 18, 2009, 03:41
May 18, 2009, 03:41
 
Let's bring Picard back.

Ugh, Patrick Stewart went through pretty extensive "digital surgery" in the last X-Men movie. If they could find somebody to do his role in his academy days it would be alright. Hell, up Picard was stabbed, he was pretty much the same as Kirk in attitude.
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Re: Modern Warfare 2 Movie
May 18, 2009, 03:09
53.
Re: Modern Warfare 2 Movie May 18, 2009, 03:09
May 18, 2009, 03:09
 
Other shooters like STALKER, Operation Flashpoint, Far Cry, Crysis, DX, Bioshock, etc, allow for far more freedom in how you proceed and where you go.

Bioshock was only slightly less linear than the CoD games, and had nowhere near the amount of freedom of the other games in your list.

However, that isn't a problem inherent to open-world games.

Uh, yes it is. Regardless of opinion for GTA the open environment and what the player is allowed to in it are what separates titles in that franchise from other releases. Have you even played Saints Row? It was like Volition had some idea what they wanted to do, but created the missions as a mere reason to run around Stillwater. It was boring.
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Re: Large Levels...
May 18, 2009, 02:52
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Re: Large Levels... May 18, 2009, 02:52
May 18, 2009, 02:52
 
Thief 3 was okay, but it suffered greatly due to the compromises made for the consoles.

I still think those "compromises" were made in general to make the series more accessible, regardless the release. Aside from the interface, there wasn't really much in a PC-centric release that wouldn't have translated to the console versions.

I hope they reboot the franchise and go with a modern setting.

Why not make another Splinter Cell...? Sorry, I couldn't resist. Seriously, that was the bulk of the charm of the series - steampunk and magic settings, mixed in with turn-of-the-century style cities.

This comment was edited on May 18, 2009, 02:55.
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Re: 3D Realms Denies Buyout Offer
May 18, 2009, 02:41
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Re: 3D Realms Denies Buyout Offer May 18, 2009, 02:41
May 18, 2009, 02:41
 
Nobody REALLY cares that DNF is never going to see the light of day, and it really has nothing to do with fanboyism.


If that were true, how does one explain all the fuss? If there weren't so many fanbois and people who really were waiting with bated breath for DNF to come out, the title would've went way with as much noise as Amen: The Awakening.

The crime, in this instance, was failing, on an epic level, to complete the production of a computer game

LOL! Take 2 sees it as a crime as well! Millions of dollars that turned more into a defaulted loan than invested capital, I'd be pissed too.

This comment was edited on May 18, 2009, 02:48.
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Re: Take-Two Suing 3D Realms
May 18, 2009, 02:30
79.
Re: Take-Two Suing 3D Realms May 18, 2009, 02:30
May 18, 2009, 02:30
 

Isn't it just possible that Broussard's been hashing things out with lawyers since the announcement of the company's dissolution, and avoiding making any comments in order to screen himself from liability?

Wasn't that what he's been doing for the last eight years? For as much spinning this guy has probably had to do to keep DNF afloat, I'd love to have him on a marketing team.
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Re: Study: Online Games & Social Networking R Good
Nov 20, 2008, 13:28
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Re: Study: Online Games & Social Networking R Good Nov 20, 2008, 13:28
Nov 20, 2008, 13:28
 
Utter, fucking, bullshit! I work at many clients, quite a few with younger people in their late teens and early 20's.

You're just seeing a decent cross-section of the age groups you deal with.

It can't be wholly bad - apparently there's quite a shift going on (at least according to Mark Penn) in how younger people (20's to lower 30's) use technology in socializing. Of course, Penn talked about the possibility of a seriously expanding market burgeoning from clubbers and the like; the recognition was still given that there are a lot of people obviously using their cell phones and Facebook accounts to meet other people face-to-face for social interaction. Again, take my words of "social interaction".

This is really bad for the "real" world however as discussion requires some sort of animation (Eyes, hands, arms, body posture) to be effective. You cannot make any effective dialogue by standing perfectly still and straight, it seems robotic.

Apparently you've never dealt with Japanese, Korean, or Chinese business men/woman. In the professional sense, they are some of the most robotic creatures I have yet to encounter! Yet...they still manage to get their jobs done very effectively.

MySpace and Facebook cause problems with the way people interact. Anyone that says otherwise if a fucking moron.

My grandfather was quoted as saying similar things when the telephone and television became hugely relevant in modern society. Then he said the same thing of the cell phone.

Times change and so do people and mentalities. It's just the way it is. In a lot of ways, there hasn't been anything like Facebook and MySpace, or even broader - the internet - to compare to.
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Re: Ships Ahoy - UK Call Of Duty: World At War
Nov 20, 2008, 13:04
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Re: Ships Ahoy - UK Call Of Duty: World At War Nov 20, 2008, 13:04
Nov 20, 2008, 13:04
 
I'm an old Q3/Enemy Territory player and haven't checked out any of these new-fangled games yet though I do like reading peoples opinions on them.

I am too...but wow, even though my tastes in games goes back to that era, I'm not so stuck in it I can't appreciate what's new.
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Re: Mirror's Edge PhysX Details; Trailer
Nov 20, 2008, 12:59
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Re: Mirror's Edge PhysX Details; Trailer Nov 20, 2008, 12:59
Nov 20, 2008, 12:59
 
An Asian girlie karate chopping police on rooftops.....seriously weird.

He says as he chops yet another zombie with his shotty

We live in a weird world!
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Re: Even Ensemble Doesn't Understand The
Nov 20, 2008, 12:53
50.
Re: Even Ensemble Doesn't Understand The Nov 20, 2008, 12:53
Nov 20, 2008, 12:53
 
Are you saying RTS is mainstream when compared to genres like FPS?

But...the RTS genre is mainstream compared to other genres...including FPS. Walk into Best Buy, Walmart, etc and you'll see Dawn of War and Commander and Conquer [Game X] alongside other releases.

...my original claim was that RTS is relatively niche when compared to other genres, like FPS.

Well, your original claim was also backed with the claim that RTS's "are not mainstream" to which is a dubious a claim at best. To say the RTS genre is "relatively nice" when it's compared to other popular genres (I'll just drop the word "mainstream" altogether) at least admits it's got quite a bit of wide appeal in the popular gaming market. Hell, EA keeps pounding C&C games don't they?

Publishers and developers are more interested in making money quickly, rather than over prolonged periods of time.

Shrug. That mindset works for selling single games and starting new franchises that may or may not take off. However, a lot of the popular RTS games have at least some amount of history behind them, God knows the C&C series goes back quite a few years. EA puts up the money for another game in that series, they're relying on the brand to sell it itself in many ways.
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Re: Morning Consolidation
Nov 20, 2008, 12:28
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Re: Morning Consolidation Nov 20, 2008, 12:28
Nov 20, 2008, 12:28
 
I hope to god they never make it to Rock Band.

God knows anything they put out mostly consists of two chords and a simple drum beat.
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No subject
Sep 17, 2008, 03:27
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No subject Sep 17, 2008, 03:27
Sep 17, 2008, 03:27
 
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/26743182/

Gotta love the Republican Party's aversion to the 1st Amendment.

90.
 
Re: ...
Sep 17, 2008, 03:25
90.
Re: ... Sep 17, 2008, 03:25
Sep 17, 2008, 03:25
 
On a side note, GTA4 will require 18 gigs of HD space? Holy crap.

It costs next to nothing to put include 1 TB HD's these days. 18 gigs is nothing.

Your average U-Tube kiddie probably has that much in porn these days.

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Re: ...
Sep 17, 2008, 03:22
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Re: ... Sep 17, 2008, 03:22
Sep 17, 2008, 03:22
 
I've had bad experiences for the most part like anyone else with console to PC ports and generally avoid them 99% of the time, but Rockstar seems to put in a massive effort.

If you want to avoid that period you'll play it on the original console, that's just common sense.

I'd rather have a fun game that does justice to the PC controls than worry about some PCHP guy that played it SEVEN months ago on a console that I have no interest in.

Dude, GTA IV was released on two consoles and it was exactly the same on both. Even if you don't like either console, PC elitism's putting waaay too much energy into gaming.

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LOL, this is great...
Aug 21, 2008, 14:24
16.
LOL, this is great... Aug 21, 2008, 14:24
Aug 21, 2008, 14:24
 
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080821/ap_on_re_us/tennessee_school_shooting

We should arm the students too, and why not the teachers? LOL, I tell you, forget protection against terrorists and the government, arm yourself against a high schooler!

GO SECOND AMENDMENT!!

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Re: No subject
Jul 15, 2008, 07:27
38.
Re: No subject Jul 15, 2008, 07:27
Jul 15, 2008, 07:27
 
"oblivion with guns"

Not merely. Just look at the video, enemies blew up, environment could be manipulated, whole lot of carnage with cool weapons, there's also that whole thing about it being Fallout set on the East Coast, certainly the whole Fallout atmosphere in general.

Enemies certainly didn't blow up to giblets in Oblivion.

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Re: No subject
Jul 15, 2008, 07:09
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Re: No subject Jul 15, 2008, 07:09
Jul 15, 2008, 07:09
 
I imagine the housing market in MODERN DAY America anit to far from crappy either.

I was tmaking a jab at Jerykk's general criticism more than anything, but no shit to your point either...I went shopping last month for a new domicile. Good thing recessions aren't gauged on the rise/fall of housing market.

At any rate, the first part of the preview is brilliant; not sure what some people's criticisms are about it. I remember the run-ups to the first two games (Fallout 1-2, not Tactics) and Interplay satirized the whole 1950's nuclear war paranoia, but this preview fucking rocks at it. Hits it spot on. Happy-go-lucky hypocrisy of government and justification of nuclear annihilation at the hands of bickering old white-Anglo politicians who never actually worked a day in their life. If it's not the Russians, it's the Chinese! Always an enemy readily available for the US to conquer, always Communism (though how far strayed from original Marxist/Leninist/Mao'ist doctrine it is, it doesn't matter)

Though, with all due respect, even Jerykk's criticism of the upcoming game has gone from inane fanboi BS bitching to light criticism of things that really don't mean much in the long run of the game (again, my previous quote about you a bunch of months back "speaking in generalities to merely having something to say than to make a point" still applies). You're getting there, son. A little tighter focus on articulating exactly what bothers you about the game (if anything) and you'll start expressing ideas that can be counted as actual criticism

This comment was edited on Jul 15, 07:24.
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