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Re: No subject
Dec 6, 2001, 22:08
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Re: No subject Dec 6, 2001, 22:08
Dec 6, 2001, 22:08
 
"Flying high agai... aaaaaaaaaaahhhhh!"

(falls out of the sky)


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Viscious Circle
Dec 4, 2001, 22:11
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Viscious Circle Dec 4, 2001, 22:11
Dec 4, 2001, 22:11
 
OK, so I can see why magazines go under - people don't want to pay for a print rag when there's online for free. However, the online sites go under all the time, or they're like this one where they mainly just point you to flimsy sites. What happens if it all goes under?

And are there any platform agnostic publications out there that are any good and not just fluffy ads for the games?

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NOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Dec 4, 2001, 18:30
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NOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Dec 4, 2001, 18:30
Dec 4, 2001, 18:30
 
Damn you! Damn you all to hell! I LOVED that mag - subscriber since 1995 - DAMMIT

PC Gamer better not be next.


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Re: Simpsons
Dec 2, 2001, 22:56
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Re: Simpsons Dec 2, 2001, 22:56
Dec 2, 2001, 22:56
 
And a third had Paul McCartney and his wife (the one where Lisa turns Vegetarian).

The three Beatles living after John Lennon have all been on.

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Re: Free Speech
Nov 28, 2001, 16:39
63.
Re: Free Speech Nov 28, 2001, 16:39
Nov 28, 2001, 16:39
 
America - now with 99% free speech!


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Hits
Nov 28, 2001, 15:18
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Hits Nov 28, 2001, 15:18
Nov 28, 2001, 15:18
 
Well the stunt worked didn't it? I mean, with 60 posts and counting on this now two day old topic jumping to the top of the Blue's list and everyone commenting on her site, the stunt pulled here (to advertise a site) worked. She's got her hits up and she's got more traffic. I know her site isn't a "get rich" type, but if it's to survive by it's own "merits" why would it need more pimping and advertising?

Most people (myself included) won't be going back to the site, though. I, like most others here, went out of a morbid curiosity. I'm not interested in what she's selling.



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Here's an idea...
Nov 27, 2001, 14:57
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Here's an idea... Nov 27, 2001, 14:57
Nov 27, 2001, 14:57
 
...instead of "reviewing" the games, just make a listing of the items in the game that Christians might take offense at. Use of a cross, use of a pentagram, etc. Don't try and make a "review" out of it because, no offense, the "reviews" on the site are flimsy. But there's resources out there listing the violent content of movies for parents to consider when taking their kids to go see a movie, I don't see a problem with a "listing" site. Just realize that this message board really isn't the target audience for such a thing.

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Re: Has it made enough money...
Nov 21, 2001, 10:29
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Re: Has it made enough money... Nov 21, 2001, 10:29
Nov 21, 2001, 10:29
 
At this point it might be a PR move - Sierra has a horribly flawed game out there and it doesn't look good for them. In fact, it won't sell any more and therefore will never pull a profit until/unless they spend more money to fix it.


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developer
Nov 21, 2001, 10:27
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developer Nov 21, 2001, 10:27
Nov 21, 2001, 10:27
 
until we sign a contract with the developer

Yeah, too bad you fired them.


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I don't know about you...
Nov 20, 2001, 10:14
1.
I don't know about you... Nov 20, 2001, 10:14
Nov 20, 2001, 10:14
 
..but I'd almost rather have the story end as it did in Mostly Harmless (if you read it you know what I mean) than have it continue (and then go unfinshed again) in A Salmon of Doubt. However, I'll buy it for completionist's sake. Plus the inclusion of the screenplay to Hitchhiker's Guide may prompt the stupid movie to finally get made.

I guess I should go get the Dirk Gently books if I want to get my DNA on - as it stands now I've only read HHGTTG books.

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I'm confused...
Nov 12, 2001, 15:30
6.
I'm confused... Nov 12, 2001, 15:30
Nov 12, 2001, 15:30
 
...other than buzzwords, code names and marketing hype, what's the difference amongst these three development systems?

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Re: RTCW Single Demo
Nov 8, 2001, 12:06
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Re: RTCW Single Demo Nov 8, 2001, 12:06
Nov 8, 2001, 12:06
 
You've obviously not seen the single player levels they showed at QuakeCon 2K1 - this game looks pretty sweet in SP mode.

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Re: RTCW Single Demo
Nov 8, 2001, 12:06
4.
Re: RTCW Single Demo Nov 8, 2001, 12:06
Nov 8, 2001, 12:06
 
double post - pay no mind
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Last night I got so wasted...
Nov 6, 2001, 13:11
1.
Last night I got so wasted... Nov 6, 2001, 13:11
Nov 6, 2001, 13:11
 
...and started playing eXtreme PaintBrawl and Deer Hunter 5.

Let this be a lesson for you kiddies out there

REEFER MADNESS!
REEFER MADNESS!
REEFER MADNESS!


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hey...
Nov 4, 2001, 09:40
1.
hey... Nov 4, 2001, 09:40
Nov 4, 2001, 09:40
 
who in spite of being both a girl and a dog seems to enjoy sports on TV

That's not very nice - what if she reads this page!

Oh, DOG dog. I get it.

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Re: Actors
Oct 26, 2001, 20:18
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Re: Actors Oct 26, 2001, 20:18
Oct 26, 2001, 20:18
 
I know! It's time for Blue's Acting Debut! Why not, he's a ringer for Gordon Freeman anyway. It'd make for a great DVD supplement - "The man that helped make Half-Life the hit it was...



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Internet Archive WayBack Machine
Oct 26, 2001, 09:37
1.
Internet Archive WayBack Machine Oct 26, 2001, 09:37
Oct 26, 2001, 09:37
 
I think I broke it...

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Re: Wow!
Oct 19, 2001, 10:23
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Re: Wow! Oct 19, 2001, 10:23
Oct 19, 2001, 10:23
 
Well just make every game "M". The 17+ year olds are the target audience anyway and the 16- year olds can get the game anyway (just not at Wal-Mart).

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Just wondering
Oct 17, 2001, 15:29
2.
Just wondering Oct 17, 2001, 15:29
Oct 17, 2001, 15:29
 
If Wizardry 8 winds up being as big a stinker as Daikatana, will it get as much ribbing, or was it just ego in that former case that set it off?

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Remake?
Oct 16, 2001, 09:32
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Remake? Oct 16, 2001, 09:32
Oct 16, 2001, 09:32
 
Digital Leisure is the company that takes the video clips from the Dragon's Lair era and makes games for current platforms for them. They have released DVD-ROM and DVD Video versions of Dragon's Lair, Dragon's Lair II: Time Warp and Space Ace. The DVD-ROM versions are made for native PC play, whereas the DVD Video version is made for play in your standard DVD movie player. You control it with the remote. It's not perfect, but it works, and it's an extremely clever usage of DVD technology (though it doesn't work on all players). Well, when the PlayStation 2 came out they figured out that it was a perfect marriage of technologies - the PS2's controller is used to control movies and it does a kickass job of controlling the games, so they reissued their DVD-Video games as "compatible with PlayStation 2!", though they are unchanged from their previous releases. This also saved Digital Leisure from having to pay any PS2 licensing fees, though their titles are often displayed alongside PS2 games (especially when there wasn't too much on the PS2 platform). This is also what the company probably means when they say they're coming out with it for XBox (notice they exclude GameCube)

Therefore, Digital Leisure has not done anything to silence the notion that they are PS2 developers. However, their games are not "coming out" for the PS2 or PC, nor or they "upcoming" - they're already out there in the format they're going to remain in. Also, these games are not "remakes" per se - they're using the original video animations. A "recreation" might be a better term. Finally

Finally, how lame is this interview? They more or less completely dart around the fact that they're interviewing someone who has already released the games in question, and whose only point in life is to re-release crappy laserdisc games (having said that I did buy the Dragon's Lair disc - I happen to like crappy laserdisc games). Also, how knowledgable is this person? She states that the new games look "stunning" using MPEG1 video. No, the old CD-ROM releases used MPEG1 video and they looked pretty crappy. The DVD-ROM and DVD Video (and therefore the PS2 and XBox versions) use MPEG2 video compression (like all DVD movies do) and they may look good, if not "stunning".

Now if you'll excuse me, I'm off to tell children there is no Santa Claus and argue about the merits of trivial Star Trek canon faux pas.



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