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Re: cool
Jan 31, 2002, 15:18
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Re: cool Jan 31, 2002, 15:18
Jan 31, 2002, 15:18
 
My prediction is the game gets amazingly popular - for about two weeks. Still if they can hang on to 10-20% of the freeloaders this might be an amazing stunt to pull off.



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"Greetings Professor Falken..."
Jan 29, 2002, 17:31
2.
"Greetings Professor Falken..." Jan 29, 2002, 17:31
Jan 29, 2002, 17:31
 
"...how about a nice game of Global Thermonuclear War?"

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Resident Evil Trailer
Jan 25, 2002, 13:40
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Resident Evil Trailer Jan 25, 2002, 13:40
Jan 25, 2002, 13:40
 
Am I the only one who thinks that they've totally fucked up the Resident Evil movie? I guess that can be expected from the guy who did the Mortal Kombat movie...

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Re: No subject
Jan 25, 2002, 12:44
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Re: No subject Jan 25, 2002, 12:44
Jan 25, 2002, 12:44
 
Oh well can't blame a guy for trying. Man, listening to And All That Could Have Been reminds me of how good NIN was/is. Must get that DVD once I get my DTS on...

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Re: No subject
Jan 24, 2002, 17:26
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Re: No subject Jan 24, 2002, 17:26
Jan 24, 2002, 17:26
 
Actually my money is on "nin" being Trent - www.nin.com/still is a redirect URL and not one I've spotted handed out before.

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Loki's Problems
Jan 24, 2002, 15:50
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Loki's Problems Jan 24, 2002, 15:50
Jan 24, 2002, 15:50
 
1) Few if any of their ports came out simultaneously with their Windows cousins. Even the quick turnaround of the Tribes 2 port was slow, and even though id did their own port of Quake 3, Loki's lack of resources meant that they couldn't get their products to stores in time.
2) Most gamers don't run Linux. Sure, many do but not the critical mass needed to sustain a company.
3) Most Linux gamers were willing (begrudingly) willing to reboot to Windows to play games, meaning they would buy the Windows CD (not put out by Loki) and then patch later.
4) Most Linux users use it for servers and such, not for games.
5) Many (not all) Linux users don't want to pay for software (thus the free OS, the free graphics program GIMP, the free office suites, etc.)
6) Most software retailers didn't want to carry the games because no one buys them (though part of the reason Linux gamers are few is because no one carries Linux games)
7) Loki required (or just wanted) binary patches to their software, so few developers wanted to work with them

The list goes on...

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Re: Game Boy Advance?
Jan 24, 2002, 15:08
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Re: Game Boy Advance? Jan 24, 2002, 15:08
Jan 24, 2002, 15:08
 
Well the post did say:

and a GameBoy Advance port. Here is an excerpt on that last topic

Implying that the GBA port was what was being referred to. It would be an easy enough slip, both Nintendo machines have "Game" in their names.

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Re: No subject
Jan 22, 2002, 16:10
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Re: No subject Jan 22, 2002, 16:10
Jan 22, 2002, 16:10
 
iuf you check again youll notice theyve hired most of the (AMATEUR) cs team to work for them. its no more than the same people before working on the same product, but in an office.

Well there is something to said about the fact that now this same team, who by the way got the world to buy Half-Life to play a MOD, will now have access to the full resources of a wealthy developer and the time to devote to the project.

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Re: Stealing bull semen
Jan 22, 2002, 12:52
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Re: Stealing bull semen Jan 22, 2002, 12:52
Jan 22, 2002, 12:52
 
Oh Dear God this happened near my hometown.

*sulks in shame*

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Re: Finally....
Jan 22, 2002, 09:21
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Re: Finally.... Jan 22, 2002, 09:21
Jan 22, 2002, 09:21
 
Please let us know if it's the "Wal-Mart Ghetto" packaging or if it's the "DVD Indistinguishable from a PS2/X-Box/GameCube by the average user" packaging.

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Re: Eurodollar
Jan 20, 2002, 16:12
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Re: Eurodollar Jan 20, 2002, 16:12
Jan 20, 2002, 16:12
 
I know Windows 98 SE introduced the location for the symbol in its character set - I don't know if it's possible to put it on other OS's. If you have Win98 try Windows Update. I don't know about Linux or any Mac OS's. If you have Win95, how do you continue to live?

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No Source Code
Jan 18, 2002, 20:33
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No Source Code Jan 18, 2002, 20:33
Jan 18, 2002, 20:33
 
creating maps and modifications

Perhaps I'm the only one who misinterpreted this but the way that's phrased it sounds like it's also the source code for modifications. It's not - it's just the level editor. Just a heads up.

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Re: Manuals and schtuff
Jan 17, 2002, 16:12
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Re: Manuals and schtuff Jan 17, 2002, 16:12
Jan 17, 2002, 16:12
 
No that would be horrible. I want something durable, not a paper sleeve.

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Re: Manuals and schtuff
Jan 17, 2002, 14:52
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Re: Manuals and schtuff Jan 17, 2002, 14:52
Jan 17, 2002, 14:52
 
I'd hate to buy WarCraft III this summer and not get the usual big Blizzard manual they always include with their games.

Well seeing as how it's an ISDA memo, I guess the only members affected/being persuaded are ISDA members. However, Sierra is an ISDA member and don't they own Blizzard now?

Baldur's Gate and Fallout comes to mind, nice manual, map, key layouts etc... Unfortunately, since space is limited, i'm affraid theyre gonna cut the nice stuff and leave in the marketing crap like registration cards and those "other games available!" pamphlets.

I would imagine the games like Falcon 4.0 which "require" large manuals will still be marketed the same way.



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Re: No subject
Jan 17, 2002, 13:02
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Re: No subject Jan 17, 2002, 13:02
Jan 17, 2002, 13:02
 
Well when I see Wal-Mart carry those size boxes (they have them for lots of existing PC games, like the Millionare, Survivor and Deer Hunter series) I always figured they catered to the "idiot Wal-Mart demographic" who would just as soon take home a videocassette. I guess I'll have to eat my words if this takes off.



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Re: LIke the Deer Hunter games?
Jan 17, 2002, 12:14
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Re: LIke the Deer Hunter games? Jan 17, 2002, 12:14
Jan 17, 2002, 12:14
 
I think they mean it's coming in a DVD case, like PS2, X-Box and GameCube games do now. No more packaging than that. Not sure how I feel about this - I like PC game boxes but I like the idea of keeping the manual and stuff all together better. Of course, this only works for 1-CD games (possibly 2-CD games) until DVD-ROM drives become prominent enough to throw off the CD-ROM shackles.



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Re: w00t Hellchick...
Jan 14, 2002, 19:41
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Re: w00t Hellchick... Jan 14, 2002, 19:41
Jan 14, 2002, 19:41
 
maybe because said readme is inside the .EXE file so unless folks find it out that it is unzippable without launching it, they'd never know

Yeah but any site worth its salt posted the readme as well as the file and anyone with a brain knows to go there. Honestly, all this handholding is dragging down the industry for us hardcore types.


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Re: Wooo
Jan 14, 2002, 16:17
2.
Re: Wooo Jan 14, 2002, 16:17
Jan 14, 2002, 16:17
 
#1, Congrats on being the first asshole.

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Re: Profit
Jan 14, 2002, 14:48
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Re: Profit Jan 14, 2002, 14:48
Jan 14, 2002, 14:48
 
Here's hoping we see more goodness from Grey Matter, and they can avoid being one of the "I got bought by a megacorporation" horror stories.

unless I'm mistaken Raven is also owned by Activision and their quality of work doesn't look to be suffering (except possibly for that bad idea of an Elite Force Expansion Pack.)


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Re: No subject
Jan 11, 2002, 10:34
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Re: No subject Jan 11, 2002, 10:34
Jan 11, 2002, 10:34
 
It seems as if the Japanese just don't look at PC's as viable gaming platforms

That's because the PC is more or less non existent in Japanese homes. This is why things like the Super Famicom can access stocks, the Sega Dreamcast can browse the web, anf they're obsessed with trading Pokemon over cell phones. Who needs the PC?

Plus, since Polyphony Digital, GT3's developer, is partly owned by Sony, and Sony doesn't want you to not buy a PS2 to play GT3, it's probably never going to happen.

Besides, the story's been refuted already.

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