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Jack's back!
Aug 5, 2004, 11:48
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Jack's back! Aug 5, 2004, 11:48
Aug 5, 2004, 11:48
 
What is it with this Jack Thompson character? Did a video game murder his father or something? Why does he have such a hardon for video games? Especially since, as far as I can tell, every single case he's brought has been tossed out?
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Re: finally?
Aug 4, 2004, 10:39
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Re: finally? Aug 4, 2004, 10:39
Aug 4, 2004, 10:39
 
Are you referring to Trinity, the code name for the "next id game" before they changed direction to Quake 3, Trinity, the code name for the technology that turned into Quake 3, or Trinity, the game that Gray Matter or whoever was working on and was cancelled?
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Re: Just over...
Aug 3, 2004, 10:28
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Re: Just over... Aug 3, 2004, 10:28
Aug 3, 2004, 10:28
 
It runs really damn good on my GF3 Ti200.

Sure it's choppy at times and it's on low detail, but I got to keep shadows and other advanced effects.

Life is good.
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Re: well, that's partially true
Aug 1, 2004, 21:35
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Re: well, that's partially true Aug 1, 2004, 21:35
Aug 1, 2004, 21:35
 
Here's the gig with "embargo dates"

When Neverwinter Nights shipped, it tricked in and was sold as soon as it hit shelves. The upside to this approach is that the people who preorder get it soon, as do the people who are lucky and get to the stores. The downside of this is that it becomes difficult to get a copy, due to the "trickle" effect of manufacturing.

When Warcraft III came out, it had an embargo date - some date in June or July of that year. The disadvantage is the rather annoying thing where you know it's in the stores and of course it's pirated ahead of time by some employee somwhere. The advantage? You can walk into a Best Buy and see a table FULL of the game. Everyone gets to have the game and no "well we know you preorderd but we only had three copies" BS...

Gamestop called me saying they're getting 20 copies of DOOM 3 in tommorow and if I'm one of the first 20 in at 7PM then I get one.

Anyways getting off topic here Looking forward to seeing
how Doom 3 runs on my antique geforce 3 hehe...

I'm in the "wannabe Xbox club" myself
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Re: No subject
Jul 29, 2004, 22:26
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Re: No subject Jul 29, 2004, 22:26
Jul 29, 2004, 22:26
 
Turok 2.

And to some degree, Turok (1). Back when Quake was software-only this was pretty nifty.
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It's a trinket, folks
Jul 23, 2004, 20:39
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It's a trinket, folks Jul 23, 2004, 20:39
Jul 23, 2004, 20:39
 
For the people actually complaining about this...

Of course no one in their right mind is actually going to buy this thing for the music. I plan on trying to get it (on the off chance the site doesn't melt on Monday). I don't think most of the people who get it actually plan on listening to it (or even own a turntable anymore).

Simply put, it's just neat. We know damn good and well that the song on it is going to be in a .wav file format when you install DOOM 3, so if you really want to listen to it, do it that way. No, this thing is a trinket and a cool one at that. It's the ultimate in technology abuse - a vinyl record of the theme song for a game requiring the latest top of the line technology. It's like playing an Atari 2600 game on your HDTV.

As for the hype surrounding DOOM 3 - I think it's justified. Make no mistake - Blue is an id Fanboy. So am I. So are the hundreds of people on the thread to the left. Sure, it's a sort of brand loyalty that isn't completely reasonable (would we be this excited if the game coming out next week was Quest or something?) but hey, ultimately this entire game fixation we all have is about fun. Sure, we take it too seriously sometimes but ultimately it's whatever makes you happy.
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Re: waited until the last minute
Jul 20, 2004, 12:27
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Re: waited until the last minute Jul 20, 2004, 12:27
Jul 20, 2004, 12:27
 
Can you friggin imagine trying to play this game with those secs? Christ, I couldn't play Quake 3 with those specs.
I play Quake 3 all the time with worse specs.
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Next title:
Jul 13, 2004, 15:04
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Next title: Jul 13, 2004, 15:04
Jul 13, 2004, 15:04
 
Splinter Cell: Purple Monkey Dishwasher
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Re: Haha
Jun 29, 2004, 17:24
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Re: Haha Jun 29, 2004, 17:24
Jun 29, 2004, 17:24
 
makes it easy to find the most interesting games for your PC

Kinda a conflict of interest since they make games as well.

I wish Microsoft would just STICK to making opertating systems and less time developing pointless programs like Game Advisor

Well it's funny since it's like they want to convey the message that Windows is the "OS for the serious gamer" or some crap like that. Of course, everyone who is a serious gamer uses Windows (even if they have to boot into it from their Linux session).
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Re: No subject
Jun 27, 2004, 18:59
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Re: No subject Jun 27, 2004, 18:59
Jun 27, 2004, 18:59
 
Agreed, I don't care for Army of One either.
I think the whole idea of Army commercials is to get people excited enough to join. "Be a cog in a machine" doesn't get people excited. "Army of One" jives with the "only one man..." types of video games and movies everyone likes.
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Re: What the hell is Uru?
May 26, 2004, 17:09
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Re: What the hell is Uru? May 26, 2004, 17:09
May 26, 2004, 17:09
 
well the game itself might have sold great - but the number of people subscribing to Uru Live might not have been enough to keep it alive.
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wha?
May 20, 2004, 10:24
1.
wha? May 20, 2004, 10:24
May 20, 2004, 10:24
 
The Red Orchestra Website now offers a new trailer for the upcoming version 2.0 of this World War II modification for Half-Life (which won Phase 2 of the Make Something Unreal contest).

I'm so confused.
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Carmack is like...
May 14, 2004, 22:35
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Carmack is like... May 14, 2004, 22:35
May 14, 2004, 22:35
 
I heard of an author once who wrote every day for like four hours. If, say, 2 and a half hours in he finished the book he was writing he would then immediately start on his next without skipping a beat. Carmack's like that guy.
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Re: No subject
May 9, 2004, 12:25
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Re: No subject May 9, 2004, 12:25
May 9, 2004, 12:25
 
American Idol

Sells well to the Wal-Mart crowd

Contract J.A.C.K.

Was probably a good idea on paper, probbaly sold well enough to justify the ten minutes it was in development

Counter-Strike Condition Zero

Valve funded this one, Vivendi/Sierra see pretty much pure profit out of it

The Hobbit

Sold well to the "anything LOTR" crowd

Multiple Hoyle crap

Sells well to the "grandma wants a card game" crowd

Jurassic Park Operation Genesis

ok, not sure about this one

Law & Order 2 Double or Nothing

The fact that there's a second game says the first one sold well. How many times per day is Law and Order: Anything on? How many different Law and Order shows are there? (hint: #4 is about to start production)

The trend here is that Vivendi wants to make money and doesn't care about quality - just what sells. And this is how the business world works. Now, if nothing they did sold well then they'd go out of business and there would be no games. Would it be nice for them to take some losses in the name of game diversity? Sure. But it's not going to happen.

On the bright side, with all these studios going out of business and seasoned developers looking for work, it's a great opportunity for someone to pool them all together and make some great games (think what G.O.D. tried to do originally)
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Re: Old Trilogy
Apr 20, 2004, 16:01
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Re: Old Trilogy Apr 20, 2004, 16:01
Apr 20, 2004, 16:01
 
when the double density DVD writers come out, you convince him to buy one, and make you copies

Why not just split it onto two discs in the meantime?
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Re: No subject
Apr 20, 2004, 15:56
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Re: No subject Apr 20, 2004, 15:56
Apr 20, 2004, 15:56
 
Rockstar is just the publisher...unless they soaked up the production house
Rockstar was/is the name of the console publishing arm of Take 2. GTA3 was made by DMA Designs. GTA3 did so well that Rockstar bought out DMA and renamed it Rockstar North.

Rockstar the publisher has a yellow logo, whereas Rockstar North the developer has a blue logo. Ergo, if it has the yellow logo and not the blue logo it has nothing to do with the guys who "made" GTA3.

This game, Manhunt, is indeed by the same guys who made GTA3.
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Re: Hmm
Apr 20, 2004, 13:54
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Re: Hmm Apr 20, 2004, 13:54
Apr 20, 2004, 13:54
 
Depends on how you define "original". The "ORIGINAL" trilogy (i.e., without the special edition features) will not be on these DVDs. Lucas has ruled them out (so he says). So the Special Editions (with the CGI stuff and Jabba's band) is all we get.
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Re: Not Trauma
Apr 20, 2004, 12:46
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Re: Not Trauma Apr 20, 2004, 12:46
Apr 20, 2004, 12:46
 
Or the Trauma project could be the PS2 Battlefield game (whatever that is)
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Re: No subject
Mar 15, 2004, 12:16
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Re: No subject Mar 15, 2004, 12:16
Mar 15, 2004, 12:16
 
IIRC, they give you a key as well as a windows registry file, which you can use in lieu of entering in the key. This registry file is of course useless to those who run Linux.
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Re: wtf?
Mar 9, 2004, 12:45
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Re: wtf? Mar 9, 2004, 12:45
Mar 9, 2004, 12:45
 
I went back and did a GIS for "Derek Smart". I swear the last time I did this all I got was that one smug pose on the couch over and over, but this time there's some actual shots of him:

http://images.google.com/images?hl=en&lr=lang_en&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&safe=off&c2coff=1&q=DEREK+SMART&sa=N&tab=wi

so at least there's someone out there confessing to be him. But what I wonder - and I don't want to start a war here - but what exactly is his ethnicity? Not that it matters of course, I'm just curious the world's most notorious game developer.
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