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Signed On Apr 23, 2008, 14:56
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News Comments > Left Behind Sequel Next Month
64. Re: Left Behind Sequel Next Month May 21, 2009, 09:22 wallace321
A. Just becuase it's popular, it doesn't mean it's right. Slavery would have polled VERY well in the 1800s. (hell, it would probably poll at least 25% TODAY!) Popularity does not make something true, moral, logical, or right.

B. I just want to say that Jack Thompson was catering directly to these fools because there are so many of them and will believe whatever you tell them. He's also one of them of course. These people who have no problem fighting the antichrist but not the strogg (quake) the horde (warcraft) or any other non-christian enemies. Look up christian reviews of World of Warcraft, they knock it for featuring witchcraft/"black magic", BUT it scores points for not showing relistic spell casting with chanting. I've read that its demon's are quite different from "Scriptual depecitions of ACTUAL demons". Spiffy, eh? Look it up really, it's a hoot. If you need any more evidence that these people are crazy but it might make you really angry.

The "moral majority" who believes that violent videogames create violent behavior and want to squash them in the name of decency. They're different heads of the same beast. That is of course if you wanted a videogame context to explain some of this religious "annoyance".

But also don't forget that relgion caused 9/11. (booyah! makes the videogame context seem a little unnecessary, eh?)
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News Comments > etc.
5. Re: DRM May 18, 2009, 10:32 wallace321
in the middle of reading the article, but does the article address the fact that it does not stop piracy? Or what their goal really is with DRM? To kill the second hand market perhaps?

Look at the name and it's clear what it's intended to do, MANAGE RIGHTS. Pirates have no rights. Customers do. And DRM manages them. This has nothing to do with piracy.
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News Comments > Ships Ahoy - Civilization IV: The Complete Edition
1. Re: Ships Ahoy - Civilization IV: The Complete Edition May 12, 2009, 23:31 wallace321
Horray! Civ4 came with securom that crashed the installer, but only after it got to disc 2 and gave no indication what caused the crash or how to fix it. The error said it was a "disc read" error. Took it back to the store 3 times. Sounded like a bad disc to me. Sheer coincodence, the machine they tried the game on IN THE STORE crashed with the same error because it came with nero.

It also did nothing to stop piracy of the game.

I played a "downloaded copy" while I waited for a fix. Bought the game once I found out it was just securom and daemon tools.

Great game. Eventually also bought it on steam. Securom? Not so much.
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News Comments > Terminator Salvation Movie
2. Re: Terminator Salvation Movie May 7, 2009, 16:59 wallace321
Gears of Terminator?  
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News Comments > EA Sports on PCs & Used Games
6. Re: On EA Sports, PCs, & Used Games Apr 30, 2009, 11:20 wallace321
People usually have trouble getting audio from their PC to their sound system or TV.

I am pretty lucky in that my videocard will inject audio into the hdmi cable just like a console. Pretty slick. I always used to just do it with a standard PC audio to L/R white/red cable I picked up at radioshack for $5. On my PS3 though, i have an optical line run to the stereo as well for when i want that BIG sound.

I know a lot of people that use wireless keyboards/mice at their desktops just because they don't like cables! I think it would open the pc market up immensely if they would push the reality of how easy it is!

Peggle on a huge tv is more awesome than you would think : )
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News Comments > EA Sports on PCs & Used Games
3. Re: On EA Sports, PCs, & Used Games Apr 30, 2009, 10:31 wallace321
Would anybody like to comment on the fact that the PC versions of EA sports titles have typically been a port of the PS2 version? I heard that somewhere before.

People, PCs have had DVI and tvs have had HDMI, the 360 game pad has been around, and wireless keyboards/mice have been available for a number of years now. A computer hooked up to the television is not some scientific hypothesis. ANYBODY can do it.

PCs are consoles. Consoles are PCs. Sports games CAN work just as well on the PC as they do on the console. I just don't buy this, "PC gamers don't play sports games" nonsense.
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News Comments > New GFWL Features
2. Re: New GFWL Features Mar 24, 2009, 15:46 wallace321
Roaming? In-game Marketplace? Anti-piracy solution requiring authentication for online play?

Now more Steam-like than ever before! Bad thing or good thing?
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News Comments > PCGA on Piracy's Benefits
52. Re: PCGA on Piracy Feb 13, 2009, 22:14 wallace321
You're not entitled to a game. If you're not happy with the price, lack of demo, non-returnable policies, etc. (all perfectly valid issues)..then you do not buy it and you do not get to play it.

I had a guy on steam forums once tell me that waiting until a game got a little cheaper was as bad as stealing. comments?

Don't mistake anti-DRM people for pro-piracy people, nor should you make the mistake of believing that people who think that some efforts to curb piracy have had an overall detrimental effect on gaming don't find piracy an abomination.


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News Comments > PCGA on Piracy's Benefits
47. Re: PCGA on Piracy Feb 13, 2009, 14:33 wallace321
Heh, too right. Even Left 4 Dead seems overpriced in comparison.

By the way, L4D is 50% off this weekend! $24.99!
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News Comments > PCGA on Piracy's Benefits
46. Re: PCGA on Piracy Feb 13, 2009, 14:31 wallace321
Are you saying that this friend of yours was using Daemon Tools in a legitimate capacity (i.e. not for pirated software)?

No clue how he pirates his software. But does it matter? All it took to get around it was a cd crack. Remember it didn't tell him the reason it crashed, I just recognized it from previous experience. I'm not sure how you can not have any sympathy for the guy. He bought the game for a change and THIS is what he gets for it? Is that the lesson they want to teach people like him? "Dont' bother buying our software, we won't let you run it"? Or better yet, "we don't need your money, pirate" lol! The people I don't have any sympathy for are the people who think THAT is a good idea!

Ok so that guy is a pirate and developers don't want his money. (right? or do they think he can't get around something that stupid? we did pretty easily with a cd-crack) Fine. But it gets worse. Daemon tools is popular software for piracy, true. There was a bad incident for Securom when Lego Indy was being reviewed for PC Gamer by Kristin Salvator. Securom refused to allow the game to launch because of something as simple as Nero Express which, as pointed out in the review, came preinstalled on the system. Ouch.

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News Comments > PCGA on Piracy's Benefits
37. Re: PCGA on Piracy's Benefits Feb 13, 2009, 13:05 wallace321
someone in the biz needs to explain why they keep wasting their time and money (and whining about profitibility out of the same mouth...) licensing copy protections that ONLY ONLY ONLY (times 100) ONLY affect store-bought copies, not the ones downloaded on bit torrent that all the pirates are playing? It affects customers, not pirates. It makes ZERO sense.

I bought a copy of Ghost Recon for a pirate-friend recently so we could play co-op. After patching up to the level of my steam copy, how embarassing was it when we had to download the no-cd crack for us to play it because it wouldn't run on his system with daemon tools installed? Good thing I recognized it for what it was and knew to get the crack. That is what it's like to play PC games now. Problems by design. I totally blame the idiocy of the publishers for this situation. It's called biting the hand that feeds you.

(by the way, I know a total hick redneck family who has a modded x-box and plays burned games. you can run from the problem by embracing consoles and snubbing the PC gamers that made you rich, cliffy or try to solve it but i'm telling you right now that can't run from it forever.)
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News Comments > PCGA on Piracy's Benefits
22. Re: PCGA on Piracy's Benefits Feb 13, 2009, 07:41 wallace321
can someone please explain why CD-keys don't do a damn thing? When it comes time to patch a game, why can't they blacklist KNOWN popular pirate keys or WHITELIST the ones known to be legit and distributed? That would at least restrict access to multiplayer which is 80% of the game for some people.

Think about this cliffski, if you saw hundred dollar bills in the street, would you start picking them up? Everybody else is! It's crazy! 100 dollar bills all over! Yaaaay!! And then the bank scolds the people for picking them up, not the idiot armored car driver who drives down the street with the back door open day after day. So the bank's answer is to hire Blackwater escort vehicles who then shoot anybody who gets close to the car whether they were trying to steal from them or not, with the door wide open still spitting money all over.

I don't care if that analogy is picked apart, it sounds very accurate to me and it was fun to think about because I really have no sympathy for idiot publishers who want to stop piracy by punishing people who bought the game.
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News Comments > Aliens RPG Axed?
6. Re: Aliens RPG Axed? Feb 12, 2009, 14:18 wallace321
NooooO! A chance for the franchise to branch out a little! Now it's going to be FPSs forever!

Anybody remember that old school Aliens adventure game?
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News Comments > DICE Not Casual
41. Re: DICE Not Casual Feb 11, 2009, 20:50 wallace321
Is there any good larger-scale (32 players +) FPS on the radar?
I'm looking for something upcoming to be excited about..

I have nothing factual to add, just my own wishful thinking, but wouldn't it be nice if the upcoming AvP3 game had the large scale (32+) vehicle based gameplay we're all wishing BF1943 had?

certainly would be a different setting, wouldn't it?
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News Comments > DICE Not Casual
11. Re: DICE Not Casual Feb 11, 2009, 03:35 wallace321
I'm going to trust the guy. I mean, what do I have to lose until it's time to fork over the money for the actual game?

He certainly has put it all out there, so to speak. Their reputation is on the line now. he realizes we have legit concerns about the game, and has reassured us (us directly. PC gamer fans of the original game) that this game won't be shite.

I'm holding off judgment until the game finally comes out, but the stakes suddenly got MUCH higher. Let's give them the benefit of the doubt here. If they're going to stake that much on this game, maybe they know something we don't?
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News Comments > Dead Rising 2 PC
7. Re: Dead Rising 2 PC Feb 9, 2009, 13:24 wallace321
Personally, I would only be complaining about it being a "shoddy console port years later" if:

1. It was actually a shoddy port. If it was optimized for the PC perfomance-wise and control-wise, then it's a PC game. Otherwise, it's crap whether it's a console port or not.

2. they want a full $50 price tag for it years later. the game is past it's prime. it's not wine. old games just can't compete with new ones and the price should reflect that.

3. low sales blamed on piracy (if they fail at 1 and 2, i certainly won't be buying it and pirates are going to pirate it anyway. the best they can do is release a game people want to buy that works as advertised.)

I think most PC gamers are reasonable. The ones that actually buy games are anyway.

I just don't get it. If pirates are going to steal it anyway and make it available to the world for free, why would you release buggy, unfinished, DRM infested, crap that people don't want to buy either?
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News Comments > Battlefield 1943
11. Re: Battlefield 1943 Announced Feb 5, 2009, 10:54 wallace321
24 players sounds like a console cop-out. Didn't Battlefield 2 support 64?? Metacritic search says: BF2 - 64 players, BF2:MC - 24

They won't be able to recereate the epic battles of battlefield 1942 with only 24 people. But that's all the consoles can handle and that's undoubtedly what this is, a console port.

Confidence is low. i repeat, confidence is low. : (

If they would just fix the cheating issues, I would have no problem playing BF2 or 1942... Ohhhhh i see now...
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News Comments > War3DII: Gettysburg Announced
3. Re: War3DII: Gettysburg Announced Feb 4, 2009, 01:43 wallace321
is there going to be a joke about cotton and "resource gathering"? call me when it arrives : )  
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News Comments > No PC PoP DLC
5. Re: No PC PoP DLC Feb 2, 2009, 21:34 wallace321
"fine we're releasing without DRM because we all know how much you hate it; hopefully it'll make you buy the PC version"

4 months later:

"we're releasing DLC for Prince of Persia... except on the PC, it's a business decision. sorry"

Well, it's not as bad as getting DRM and no DLC. But it still feels like we're getting cheated somehow. And so it was the PC version remains the inferior version to own. Gotta love Ubisoft's way of thinking...

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News Comments > Op Ed
6. WoW the religion Jan 31, 2009, 16:43 wallace321
I could get behind this. It has more believable lore than both christianity and pastafarianism. Plus, nobody has to die! Unless this is a PVP server?

"light be with you"
"ding!" is the new "mazel tov"
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