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Signed On May 21, 2000, 15:34
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News Comments > Star Wars: The Old Republic Patch Plans
19. Re: Star Wars: The Old Republic Patch Plans Feb 26, 2012, 15:32 Tom
 
$150M? I heard they spent $500M...  
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News Comments > Star Wars: The Old Republic Patch Plans
9. Re: Star Wars: The Old Republic Patch Plans Feb 26, 2012, 12:00 Tom
 
Yep, ran out of stuff to do in this game... it just doesn't have legs. Can't wait to see the #'s on this over time.

I wish they had made a single player game instead. Would've made for higher quality story and gameplay, more focus, less busy work / timewasting. This game just loves to waste your time. Anything to keep you playing. Well, it's not going to work.

To hell with MMOs!
 
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News Comments > BlackSpace Revealed
5. Re: BlackSpace Revealed Feb 22, 2012, 20:01 Tom
 
Well, I wish I hadn't read the comments before I watched this trailer. Then again, I might not have bothered watching it if I hadn't.

I liked it. I think it's better than the usual trailer style with quick chaotic cuts between 50-100 different scenes. It's deliberate and subtle. It has atmosphere and style. And it doesn't have a single CG character model. Well done.
 
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News Comments > Evening Mobilization
5. Re: Evening Mobilization Feb 21, 2012, 22:18 Tom
 
Sooo... How much should the CEO of a company with almost 300k employees and $277B in assets make then?  
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News Comments > Saturday Tech Bits
11. Re: Saturday Tech Bits Feb 19, 2012, 19:09 Tom
 
Just awful. Ugh. Intentional?  
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News Comments > Mass Effect 3 Demo Early Access
23. Re: Mass Effect 3 Demo Early Access Feb 14, 2012, 18:46 Tom
 
In case anyone else is wondering how in the hell to download the PC version of the demo...

You have to go to the store in Origin and click "Free Games". Going to the product page for ME3 gives nothing. The demo download link on the ME3 web site does nothing. WTF? I wasn't looking for a free game, I was looking for a demo of a $60 game.

This is another example of why STEAM ROCKS and ORIGIN SUCKS. When there's a demo out on Steam, they actually put some effort into making it easy to find, download, and play.
 
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News Comments > Star Trek Game Next Year
43. Re: Star Trek Game Next Year Feb 12, 2012, 16:38 Tom
 
Sphinx wrote on Feb 12, 2012, 12:55:
You all have it all wrong. The next series should be about Garak.

Ha. That would be something. In the Pale Moonlight (DS9) was a truly great episode.
 
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News Comments > Star Trek Game Next Year
16. Re: Star Trek Game Next Year Feb 11, 2012, 17:34 Tom
 
There's nothing inherently wrong with action or time travel. Most people (myself included) are happy to see those things. The problem is when it's done with absolutely no substance, no depth, no sophistication, utterly stupid and forgettable. And yes, many of the other Star Trek movies have sucked too, so the latest one is certainly not unique in that.  
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News Comments > Star Trek Game Next Year
10. Re: Star Trek Game Next Year Feb 11, 2012, 15:39 Tom
 
Yeah, you said it Cutter. The characters were so incredibly one-dimensional, the story was more retarded time warp drivel, the dialogue was mediocre at best. All this movie had going for it was the action, violence, and visuals.

"FIRE EVERYTHING!!!" (except J.J.)
 
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News Comments > Star Trek Game Next Year
5. Re: Star Trek Game Next Year Feb 11, 2012, 14:11 Tom
 
F J. J. Abrams. The last Star Trek movie SUCKED. (What is wrong with the world that this movie is at 8.1 on IMDB and 83 on Metacritic?!?) I can't imagine the future holds anything different for the next movie. "The highly anticipated Star Trek video game" - give me a break.

Then again, Digital Extremes? Namco Bandai?

Nah.
 
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News Comments > Evening Safety Dance
2. Re: Evening Safety Dance Feb 3, 2012, 23:26 Tom
 
Yes, there are ways. I could tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.  
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News Comments > Happy Birthday id Software
13. Re: Happy Birthday id Software Feb 2, 2012, 00:37 Tom
 
Oh id. Let us remember the good times and be thankful. All good things must come to an end, and they did many years ago, but it's ok. The star that burns the brightest...  
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
6. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Jan 25, 2012, 19:44 Tom
 
Hmm. YouTube 1080p Blu-ray-esque? How so? YouTube 1080p tops out at about 8Mbps. Blu-ray video can do 40Mbps. That's a factor of 5. And YouTube often can't even sustain the necessary throughput for its 720p, let alone 1080p. Hope you like buffering.

YouTube has the necessary UI and bitrate categorization for streaming 1080p, but with the low bitrate it's just low quality streaming. It's like 64kbps vs 320kbps MP3. Huge difference.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
2. Re: Morning Tech Bits Jan 19, 2012, 18:18 Tom
 
The first digital camera I ever used was a Kodak DC-120 in 1997. Amazing stuff back then. Sad that they were early to the digital game yet ended up like this.  
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News Comments > On Sale
1. Re: On Sale Nov 24, 2011, 09:06 Tom
 
DCS: A-10C Warthog is even cheaper on Steam until the 28th, only $20!  
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News Comments > Hard Reset Interview
7. Re: Hard Reset Interview Nov 20, 2011, 10:11 Tom
 
"Steam is DRM" ... uh huh, your view isn't any narrower than his eh?

Steam is a service in which you give up some things to get some other things. Clearly most people have found the tradeoff to be in their favor.
 
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News Comments > More on DOOM 3 Source Release
10. Re: More on DOOM 3 Source Release Nov 16, 2011, 20:17 Tom
 
Huh? EAX has been useless since the audio stack got rewritten in Vista. All modern game audio is done completely in software, and AFAIK you have to do special tricks (Alchemy?) to use EAX in the older games that used it if you run them on Vista or later.  
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News Comments > The Fighter Collection Plans
14. Re: The Fighter Collection Plans Nov 14, 2011, 17:34 Tom
 
Yep I read it as Tie Fighter as well... and this comment thread appeared exactly as I expected it would. *sigh*  
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News Comments > More on Deus Ex: Human Revolution Boss Woes
18. Re: More on Deus Ex: Human Revolution Boss Woes Nov 2, 2011, 19:06 Tom
 
Yeah, I agree with you, Brumbek. The boss fights were NOT hard. They sprinkled guns, ammo, and health all over the place just in case you didn't have any (but my inventory was always overflowing with it anyway). If you want to see hard, try a Russian FPS like STALKER or Metro. THAT is hard!

The bosses (and the rest of the characters and story for the most part) were pretty forgettable. The characters from the original Deus Ex stick out more. If they improved only one thing in the next Deus Ex game, I would choose this. They had a fine engine this time around, pretty good gameplay, combat, world design, voice acting, high production values all around. But the characters and writing were kind of weak.

Still, it was a fun game. I don't regret my time with it and I wouldn't mind playing through it again sometime.

Best part? Death by vending machine. Ah yeah.
 
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News Comments > Humble Bundle Makes $1M
3. Re: Humble Bundle Makes $1M Oct 11, 2011, 13:14 Tom
 
So how much might an individual developer be getting out of that figure?  
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