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Signed On Apr 28, 2000, 16:06
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News Comments > ARMA II Hotfix
28. Re: ARMA II Hotfix Dec 26, 2009, 12:31 Bard
 
Muscular Beaver wrote on Dec 25, 2009, 17:46:
ArmA 2 has evolved in almost all areas.

It doesn't take much to evolve from the complete piece of crap it was on release.

How's the AI now?

 
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News Comments > ARMA II Hotfix
27. Re: ARMA II Hotfix Dec 26, 2009, 12:27 Bard
 
hmm.. is it just me or are the 'guerilla marketing' department here gushing about just how good this game is?

 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
2. Re: Morning Metaverse Dec 18, 2009, 15:51 Bard
 
Iranian Cyber Army my arse.

dollars to doughnuts it's more of Israeli intel's shennanigans as part of their propaganda war against Iran.

 
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News Comments > Borderlands Patch Plans [Updated]
5. Re: Borderlands Patch Plans Dec 13, 2009, 19:08 Bard
 
Pity the game reviewing media completely MISSED just how CRAP the multiplayer code is.

Three of us tried playing on a LAN - couldn't even see each other's games - between us we have about 60 years of IT support experience and yet... couldn't play. Ridiculous.

@Steel - it's not continued support - they havent even gotten the game into acceptable retail release state yet!

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News Comments > Wings of Prey Beta
1. Re: Wings of Prey Beta Dec 4, 2009, 17:39 Bard
 
don't they mean ww2 combat arcade game?  
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News Comments > Safety Dance
1. Re: Safety Dance Nov 20, 2009, 16:40 Bard
 
Privacy concerns?

I can't help but think some people haven't clued in that the warrantless wiretapping debacle exposed that we don't HAVE privacy.

 
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News Comments > Lock On: Flaming Cliffs 2.0 Announced
3. Re: Lock On: Flaming Cliffs 2.0 Announced Nov 18, 2009, 11:19 Bard
 
Wonder if it'll still have starforce.

 
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News Comments > Borderlands Patch
7. Re: Borderlands Patch Nov 17, 2009, 10:57 Bard
 
So - didn't fix multiplayer connectivity yet?

Didn't add push to talk?

Haven't overhauled the interface to make it as pleasant as stabbing yourself in the balls with a fork?

I get the distinct impression that 'it kinda works, it's good enough' is good enough for the developer.
 
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News Comments > Ships Ahoy - Strike Fighters 2 Israel
1. Re: Ships Ahoy - Strike Fighters 2 Israel Oct 19, 2009, 16:50 Bard
 
<Sarcasm>
Missions include:

*Dropping cluster bombs and white phosphorous on civilians and UN personnel on preset coordinates
*Ripple two bombs into a mosque to make it look like the second explosion is a secondary and use it to tell the world the palestinians were storing weapons there
*U.S.S. Liberty 2.0 - bombing of an American warship but blame Lebanon

</sarcasm>

Israel - Lying, Killing and Stealing since 1948.
 
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News Comments > Gamers for Digital Rights
9. Re: Gamers for Digital Rights Oct 1, 2009, 15:05 Bard
 
DRM is not compatible with Consumer rights most of the time.

Account - Key - Online - Authentication.

That's all that is needed. None of the crapware like starforce that introduces kernel vulnerabilities or any other DRIVER that interferes with your computer.

Valve does it right. Though Stardock does it better with none.
 
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News Comments > Safety Dance
5. Re: Safety Dance Sep 25, 2009, 01:37 Bard
 
It's irrelevant what they 'could' get - we all have a right to PRIVACY.

That includes what we buy and where we buy it.

Any corrupt employee (yes, you can trust everyone who has access to data eh?) or anyone else if the data is leaked can use this sort of information to determine your regular patterns, or other patterns.

For instance one of my clients went on an overseas trip - while he was away a crime syndicate forged his identity and bought all the hardware necessary to set up a grow op. It was determined by the local authorities that this was done by someone who had access to enough computer records to not only know a large amount of data on him and his family but enough to have a new credit card issued at exactly the same time he was travelling overseas.

Data is NEVER safe - Personal data accumulated by governments IS a target because it is valuable. People screw up and not everyone with 'legal' access to the data is trustworthy.

The best way to prevent abuse is to remove the mechanism that gathers it in the first place.


 
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News Comments > Evening Previews
1. WW2 online is still going? Sep 2, 2009, 00:59 Bard
 
I have a box from when it first came out gathering dust .. from oh... MANY years ago.

I like my products working - especially ones I have to pay money to play and WW2OL never worked as far as I was concerned.

Maybe if they do another welcome back soldier type of thing i'll give it another go but it's kind of pathetic that it's 8 years later and i'm still waiting for a quality product.

 
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News Comments > Steam ARMA II Patch
6. Re: Steam ARMA II Patch Aug 16, 2009, 11:28 Bard
 
hardcore=willing to put up with bugs that would be unacceptable in any other piece of software.

You can always count on eastern european and russian developers to shovel unfinished shit out the door and abandon it before completing it.

 
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News Comments > ARMA II Operation Arrowhead Announced
14. The developer squandered my goodwill.. Aug 13, 2009, 14:45 Bard
 
..with their lack of fixing things that are broken.

Not buying any of their products where the word 'potential' is mentioned - it has to BE good, not just have the potential to get there - as we know the dev will never bother.
 
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News Comments > ARMA II Diary Movies
15. Re: ARMA II Diary Movies Jul 27, 2009, 08:58 Bard
 
ABSOLUTELY spot on movie.

To the guy who thinks that we shouldn't expect something this complex to be solid - I call bullshit. Arma2 is what.. the 3rd iteration of the same product, on the same code base - by now it should be rock solid.
 
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News Comments > ARMA II Diary Movies
2. Re: ARMA II Diary Movies Jul 26, 2009, 13:51 Bard
 
"and despite bugs"

... when it's this buggy it precludes anything but being crap.

 
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News Comments > Ships Ahoy - ARMA II
22. Re: Ships Ahoy - ARMA II Jul 9, 2009, 09:28 Bard
 
I wasted my money on ARMA 1.

Basically it was an engine - it took the community to come up with something playable - the netcode sucked, the AI sucked. The physics - in particular flying - was not anywhere near realistic.

It was glitchy, buggy, unstable. From what I've heard from friends who bought it it's not much different.
 
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News Comments > ARMA II Specs
28. Re: Demo Jun 26, 2009, 09:03 Bard
 
Will be good after a few patches?

Sorry but so would arma - look where they left us there.

No sale.
 
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News Comments > AU to Block Web Games and Sales
1. Re: AU to Block Web Games and Sales Jun 25, 2009, 09:17 Bard
 
Australia is a testing ground for the mechanisms that'll be used to suppress free speech - this filtering is simply putting in place the bits and pieces that will allow the Aus government to filter anything that they wish, in secret. Already it's been shown that this filtering is being abused - such as one politician's relative running a travel agency in a town, and somehow his competitor got on the 'filter' list.... yay corruption

We don't need no stinking filtering

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News Comments > Evening Consolidation
1. To Sony's Tretton... Jun 13, 2009, 12:03 Bard
 
... confidentiality is used to hide the fact that there are problems with products.

If you didn't make crap you wouldn't be worried about people talking.

 
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