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Real Name Ben Jarivnen   
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Signed On Jul 4, 2007, 12:52
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News Comments > etc.
3. Re: etc. Nov 30, 2009, 09:49 RenownWolf
Test 3.  
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News Comments > CoD Franchise Makes Madoff Money
11. Re: CoD Franchise Makes Madoff Money Nov 27, 2009, 21:52 RenownWolf
"it is likely to be one of the most viewed of all entertainment experiences in modern history."

No that would be WoW....
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News Comments > etc., etc.
1. Re: etc., etc. Nov 26, 2009, 01:41 RenownWolf
MMORPG Churchy style fun fun. And a mere $60,000 required... by Dec 2.

I greatly doubt it's going to work, all the power to them, but I doubt they get anybody doing their "pledge" over $100 even though you can do $3000.

It all kinda gives me the creeps =\
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News Comments > etc., etc.
1. Re: etc., etc. Nov 19, 2009, 22:19 RenownWolf
Wow China is such a interesting place. While other countries look at internet addiction and go "lol as if addicted", China is right in it's face trying to stop it.

Mmm... guess somebody should get working on a Cultural MMO experience with micro transactions and a small monthly fee ($1 a month of whatever suits the chinese market). Maybe add a WoW type arena mode for the competitive mode with awesome fights like... The Politician vs the Historian!
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News Comments > Star Trek Online Open Beta Signups
4. Re: Star Trek Online Open Beta Signups Nov 19, 2009, 22:03 RenownWolf
After a quick look and only found the click on the "redeem your pre-order beta key" part for the Open beta.

Guess it's more of a Pre-order gimmick like always.

I like Star Trek and all, but from watching the video with the "It's a tank ship, a dps ship and a support buff ship", I don't expect great things =\
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
5. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 16, 2009, 12:53 RenownWolf
I still live in hopes of more Firefly... picked up the boxset at a dvd shop one day and read it. "Meh looks arlight, and on sale for $20 (aud mind you).

How my perception of sci-fi western changed from "haha cowboys in space is silly" to "THEY CANCELED THIS?? WHY!!!".

Go go firefly! I'm a real sucker for good sci-fi =\ Even had my missus paying attention to SG1 instead of listening to her Twilight books crap =D
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News Comments > MW2 Ghost Spin-off?
7. Re: MW2 Ghost Spin-off? Nov 16, 2009, 12:34 RenownWolf
Just to derail this topic straight up but...

So it was built right in the whole time (well duh). So interesting to see the reaction from IW/ActiBlizz.
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News Comments > Warrior Epic Expansion Beta
2. Re: Warrior Epic Expansion Beta Nov 14, 2009, 09:36 RenownWolf
I gave it a go awhile back when it first released. My biggest issue was healing and health potions. You were limited to only a couple of poitions which you pretty much had to use real money or get a healer class in your group which was at least lvl 15 for the good healing.

Meaning for the first 10 levels I had major issues unless we had a higher up.

I don't know if it was just me doing something wrong or they really expected you to constantly buy health poitions or what but you were still limited to 3 per "instance".

Interesting game, but didn't like the mechanics of staying alive at lower levels without spending lots of real money for poitions.
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
7. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 4, 2009, 10:44 RenownWolf
The last time I voted, I was amazed I was not asked for any kind of ID whatsoever. I game my name and address and that was it. To me, that just screams potential vote fraud...

Damn nin, too much time on blues for you
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News Comments > Spaceships Ahoy - Gratuitous Space Battles
3. Re: Spaceships Ahoy - Gratuitous Space Battles Nov 4, 2009, 10:09 RenownWolf
Yes bobob  
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News Comments > Torchlight and Torchlight Demo Released
33. Re: Torchlight and Torchlight Demo Released Oct 27, 2009, 21:07 RenownWolf
Finally, Ogre3D will be MIT License from v1.7. The Ogre3D folks specifically are changing the license to make it even easier for commercial and non-commercial developers to use the engine.

Right on the money my boy. Excatly why I plan to use it in the future.

Seems a lot of people here misunderstand open source. You can use the engine without a single code change as long as you are willing to deal with any issues it comes with, but Ogre3D also has a support section in which the developers of Ogre3D help you for a fee and they often use this to stay in development and fix issues in the engine/add features.

Game looks good, hoping for a multiplayer option sooner rather than later though, wanna smash some monsters with my brothers.
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News Comments > Borderlands' Firm Street Dates
87. Re: Borderlands' Firm Street Dates Oct 25, 2009, 00:38 RenownWolf
if you cant be silly on the internet, then what the fuck is it good for

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News Comments > Unreal Tease
22. Re: Unreal Tease Oct 24, 2009, 06:18 RenownWolf
Interesting to see what this is. Read a rumour (think it was Destructoid or Joystiq) that it might be developer tools style release. Like a developers toolkit but for a smaller scale.

Take that as what it is though, a rumour.

On the take of A-list fps developers, they sure have changed over the past few years. Not a lot in the way of quality FPSs coming out with a nicely fleshed out story line (Borderlands doesn't count, crazy RPG/FPS spawn). Give me a game with some guns, no levels or xp and a nice linear story line (but make it fkin epic) and you'll have me.

Bonus points for co-op support and decent mod tools (level editor and scripter for easy access). Mmmm... I can see a gap in the market that needs filling!
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News Comments > League of Legends Beta Opens
1. Re: League of Legends Beta Opens Oct 22, 2009, 21:26 RenownWolf
Mmmmm.. more Dota community peoples.

I can see it now "FFS NOOB STOP FEEDING". Even counter-strike is friendlier to newbies then these assholes.
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News Comments > Op Ed
3. Re: Op Ed Oct 22, 2009, 18:42 RenownWolf
There are many games with excellent story lines. But also many with lame predictable stories. I don't believe the issue is that they are game stories but it's who is writing them a majority of the time.

Most games don't have an actual writer on staff, they just use the game designer. Unfortunately a great game designer isn't always the greatest story teller, they really are 2 different aspects of game development.

On the article I tend to disagree with him greatly, there are many games that do excatly what he asks but within a limited degree. Some of what he is asking is unrealistic to keep a game being a game. A game must have competition (win/lose situations) or at least a goal to achieve (sims, bigger house, longer life etc..). So creating a story that is within the gameplay is one thing, but when the story is the most important aspect the gameplay will suffer (MGS series suffers from this, 20min cut scenes).

Even Planescape (which is awesome!) gives up gameplay elements for the story which is having to read a novel of writing, while game with a faster pace will have a character talking via comms to you. While it may appear the story is just simple it's often the way in which you are given the story that is lacking which is usually limited by a factor (writers ability, context, gameplay, budget).

Then again, some games just don't need a big story. I still play Counter-strike and Quake 3 Arena to this day. What story? It's still damn fun sometimes.
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News Comments > Galactic Command Online; 3000AD's "Last Game"
69. Re: 3000AD's "Last Game" Oct 15, 2009, 20:57 RenownWolf
Sorry, angry internet man!

BAHAHHAHAHAHA.... *gasps for air* bahahahahahahahah!

Ohh I usually just lurk through these events (posts that go beyond around 30 replies). But Wowers, that is classic.

Next time somebody goes off their nut and starts getting a little grumpy I'm gonna remember that line now. =)
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News Comments > Op Ed
9. Re: Op Ed Oct 12, 2009, 17:40 RenownWolf
Disorderly Queue is right on the money, I was sitting there the other day thinking just that for servers...

Of course it would have to be designed and impletmented. The whole "world" factor of each server would lose something I guess, but at the advantage of being able to join a less populated server for get your raid/instance done without hassles. No doubt you'd end up with more popular PVP servers and PVE ones, but really I don't see this as a negative as you get the choice. Plus it would allow all players to see how much scale the "massive multiplayer" aspect comes in when at times you'd never see the same people twice.

One can hope =)
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News Comments > Alganon Goes Direct2Drive
1. Re: Alganon Goes Direct2Drive Oct 12, 2009, 17:33 RenownWolf
"In addition to the pre-order system, IGN/FilePlanet also has exclusive rights to distribute BETA keys between now and launch. So if you want to get into BETA head over to FilePlanet. It's very important for us to get quality testers that have a vested interest in the game, and we felt the pre-order system and teaming with FilePlanet was the best way to accomplish this goal."

And I am Jesus, son of Mary, the devine son of god given to this earth to spin the PR like no man has before.

Without going out too crazy here, but the screenshots look crazily similar to that of wow. I realise there is a limited scope to what you can do with a MMORPG but at least you could try with the interface....
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News Comments > Sunday Tech Bits
3. Re: Sunday Tech Bits Oct 12, 2009, 10:12 RenownWolf
Wow! That Yamaha cloth speaker is awesome... just watching that video makes me feel like I'm in a sci-fi movie.

I could see how it could apply to so many things in life, from a train station patron hitting a few buttons on the pad and the map answering their questions without annoying others.

The fact it doesn't affect surrounding sounds is amazing.
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News Comments > Legal Briefs
3. Re: Legal Briefs Oct 11, 2009, 22:06 RenownWolf
Atually Creston you'll find at the upper tier there are a lot of people who'll pay a monthly fee to access a high speed FTP download size for 0 day warez or whatever they wish to call it.

This is where you have to be invited or know somebody etc... I have a friend who has access (yes a friend) and he has offered me a few times (I think they get benifits when they get others to join).

There will always be a way, how popular it is just depends on how easy it is to access.
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