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Nickname DrEvil
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Signed On May 31, 2000, 05:27
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
3. Re: Morning Metaverse Sep 15, 2011, 12:41 DrEvil
 
Netflix completely trashed their web interface, ignored the tens of thousands of complaints about it, and then raised their dvd/streaming combo price by 60%. Bah! I cancelled my DVD service as soon as I got a chance, before they were getting some extra money from me every month, now they're getting less. Idiots.  
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News Comments > Skyrim Trailer Triple-Feature
18. Re: Skyrim Trailer Triple-Feature Sep 12, 2011, 17:53 DrEvil
 
Drezden wrote on Sep 12, 2011, 17:19:
I must have missed this interview, any link to it? Does he explain why it wouldn't be good for an open world game? Because from the looks of Rage I don't understand how it could be, it has large open spaces that look great.

http://lmgtfy.com/?q=carmack+skyrim

Okay, okay, I'll be nice:

http://bit.ly/o7Kml8
 
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News Comments > Skyrim Trailer Triple-Feature
5. Re: Skyrim Trailer Triple-Feature Sep 12, 2011, 16:51 DrEvil
 
Drezden wrote on Sep 12, 2011, 16:41:
Personally I am more curious why after acquiring id, they didn't work along side them to push this out on the id Tech5 engine along with Rage? I mean that engine was specifically designed to make large outdoor spaces and indoor spaces on the same map look phenominal... of course then Skyrim would be 3 discs on the 360 too I guess... Not that I care how many discs it ends up on a console.

Carmack specifically addressed this in one of his interviews, basically stating that Tech5 wasn't appropriate for a game like SkyRim.

I'm sure he's given tips to their engine developers though.
 
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News Comments > On Hard Reset DRM
8. Re: On Hard Reset DRM Sep 7, 2011, 18:34 DrEvil
 
spindoctor wrote on Sep 7, 2011, 18:24:
What is this guy talking about? It's a Steamworks game. How does that equate to no DRM?

From the perspective of the developers themselves are not adding any of their own DRM or any that they've licensed...

But yes, it isn't technically correct.

However, in this age of "you must be online all the time", I'll live with it as the least of evils.

After all, let's not kid ourselves, even in the "golden age" of PC gaming, we had things like code wheels, and enter the 4th word of the first sentence on page 12 :-)

This comment was edited on Sep 7, 2011, 18:40.
 
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News Comments > Steve Jobs Resigns
9. Re: Steve Jobs Resigns Aug 24, 2011, 20:14 DrEvil
 
Parallax Abstraction wrote on Aug 24, 2011, 20:04:
^Drag0n^ wrote on Aug 24, 2011, 20:03:
Godspeed, Steve. You're a better man than your critics give you credit for.

^D^

Tell that to Google who just bought Motorola Mobility for $12.5B, largely to help fend off patent trolling by Apple.

Apple does not patent troll. Patent trolling is always associated with someone that doesn't actually produce product or innovate.

You may think they haven't innovated, but they at least do actually produce product, therefore you can be angry at them for actually trying to use their patents, but calling them a troll is inaccurate at best.

Apple both produces products and innovates in the market space.

They do not even remotely fit the definition of troll.

They have every right to be angry with competitors that have copied design, form, and function of their products instead of trying to do something new.
 
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News Comments > Deus Ex: Human Revolution Patched
9. Re: Deus Ex: Human Revolution Patched Aug 23, 2011, 23:35 DrEvil
 
Talisorn wrote on Aug 23, 2011, 23:33:
elefunk wrote on Aug 23, 2011, 22:43:
This bug is such a weird bug that I can't help but blame only the idiot customers who have this specific driver configuration. Old drivers from old video cards at the same time as a new video card?

Yeah. Those idiot who can't afford the latest and greatest hardware! Damn them to hell!

All of the hardware that meets their minimum requirements has fairly recent drivers.

Sorry, but I have to blame the user here. If they have drivers for a video card installed that they don't even own anymore, that seems like their problem.

Shit like this is stuff that makes developers crazy sometimes when trying to develop for the PC.

Note they were saying that machines with old ATi drivers but that have nVidia hardware installed had this issue.
 
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News Comments > Dungeons & Dragons Daggerdale Developer Closed?
4. Re: Dungeons & Dragons Daggerdale Developer Closed? Aug 22, 2011, 13:17 DrEvil
 
It would have be an acceptable game in the early 1990's maybe, but was unforgivable in light of the lessons the daggerdale game designer should have learned from others.

No surprise here.
 
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News Comments > Skyrim Using Steamworks
16. Re: Skyrim Using Steamworks Aug 18, 2011, 00:30 DrEvil
 
Sepharo wrote on Aug 18, 2011, 00:21:
Can't you read? He said Bethesda only used disc checks before Valve forced their intrusive DRM on them.

Besides without GFWL we'd be living in a dystopian nightmare where Valve has a monopoly on all video games ever and the ubiquitous DRM requires our SSN and a facial scan every 10 minutes of play.

I'm going to laugh and assume you're being overly sarcastic.
 
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News Comments > Skyrim Using Steamworks
15. Re: Skyrim Using Steamworks Aug 18, 2011, 00:30 DrEvil
 
Sepharo wrote on Aug 18, 2011, 00:21:
Can't you read? He said Bethesda only used disc checks before Valve forced their intrusive DRM on them.

Besides without GFWL we'd be living in a dystopian nightmare where Valve has a monopoly on all video games ever and the ubiquitous DRM requires our SSN and a facial scan every 10 minutes of play.

Lol, that is the best sarcastic post I've seen yet about this.
 
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News Comments > etc.
1. Re: etc. Aug 14, 2011, 12:19 DrEvil
 
Really enjoyed the first one, the second is on my wish list already.  
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News Comments > John Carmack on Unlimited Detail and More
12. Re: John Carmack on Unlimited Detail and More Aug 13, 2011, 22:38 DrEvil
 
space captain wrote on Aug 13, 2011, 19:27:
speaking of a nostalgia trip back to the 90s, thats where carmack's head is stuck

hes an old dog.. and he wont be learning new tricks

Err...how so? The man's a rocket scientist, quite literally ;-)

All jokes aside, he's on the cutting edge of rendering technology. What are you talking about?
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
3. Re: Morning Consolidation Aug 8, 2011, 13:28 DrEvil
 
Silicon Avatar wrote on Aug 8, 2011, 13:05:
iD software kind of lost me sometime after Quake 2.

Then they might get you back with Rage; it seems that good to me.

Certainly I enjoyed Q1 and Q2 far more than everything else they've produced...
 
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News Comments > 1UP Label Closing
2. Re: 1UP Label Closing Aug 8, 2011, 13:21 DrEvil
 
Dirwulf wrote on Aug 8, 2011, 12:27:
So is he saying Indies only get good sales if they sell on Steam? If Cliff was smart he would take that Indie web site he started to the next level. If it still exists...I don't even remember the name anymore.

Yeah, nevermind the humble indie bundle, or the Apple App Store. Oh, those don't count?

More than likely, they just didn't provide a compelling publishing arrangement, and perhaps Steam's behemoth status is partly to blame for that, but blaming it all on Steam makes them seem a bit like a kid who wants to take his toys home now.
 
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News Comments > Tech 4 Source Release This Year
22. Re: Tech 4 Source Release This Year Aug 5, 2011, 18:35 DrEvil
 
sauron wrote on Aug 5, 2011, 17:30:
Right. Chrono Trigger, Doom3 engine.

All you modders out there, get going, STAT! I expect a playable build by lunchtime tomorrow. ^^


As much as I'd love that, Square is very protective of Chrono Trigger, and tends to send Cease and Desist notices fairly quickly :-(
 
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News Comments > New OpenDUNE
4. Re: New OpenDUNE Aug 5, 2011, 14:23 DrEvil
 
I have the original box for Dune II on my shelf at home, complete with floppies :-)  
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News Comments > RAGE "Basically Done"
20. Re: RAGE Aug 2, 2011, 18:43 DrEvil
 
mag wrote on Aug 2, 2011, 18:02:
DrEvil wrote on Aug 2, 2011, 16:24:
At the very least, Rage is cutting edge technology. Perhaps you may not be interested in the game itself, but what modders and others do with it should be pretty astounding.

Have they said that there will be mod tools?

To quote shacknews on this:

The news was confirmed by id creative director Tim Willits at a recent press event, who said that both features will be available out of the box. "Pull down the console, type 'id studio', then press enter," he said. "Then, bam, there's all the tools we use."
-- http://www.shacknews.com/article/68361/rage-will-ship-with-level
 
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News Comments > RAGE "Basically Done"
14. Re: RAGE Aug 2, 2011, 16:24 DrEvil
 
shponglefan wrote on Aug 2, 2011, 14:48:
Meh. RAGE looks extremely generic. Will pick this up when it hits the bargain-bin.

Read the Kotaku preview and then reconsider:

http://kotaku.com/5826646/rage-is-the-id-software-comeback-ive-been-waiting-for

At the very least, Rage is cutting edge technology. Perhaps you may not be interested in the game itself, but what modders and others do with it should be pretty astounding.
 
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News Comments > Dungeons of Dredmor Patch Status
3. Re: Dungeons of Dredmor Patch Status Jul 31, 2011, 22:13 DrEvil
 
I have to agree. Well worth the $5. I've eaten food and watched movies that cost way more and were enjoyed way less.  
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News Comments > From Dust DRM Also Always On?
48. Re: From Dust DRM Also Always On? Jul 29, 2011, 15:09 DrEvil
 
Ruffiana wrote on Jul 28, 2011, 16:46:
They're already used to having a permanent internet connection and games not working when the internet goes down and it's nothing more than a temporary, minor frustration that a rational person is more than capable of handling in a rational way.

Temporary and minor like the PlayStation network being down for a few months? Oh wait...

Sorry, but you're dead wrong.
 
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News Comments > RAGE Trailer
15. Re: RAGE Trailer Jul 28, 2011, 19:48 DrEvil
 
Creston wrote on Jul 28, 2011, 17:28:
Yeah, Res. of Evil was quite awesome, actually. I really liked it.

I've been wanting to replay Doom 3, but last time I did that I didn't get much past beyond the first level before it started annoying me. I was wondering if there were some ready-to-go mods that fixed some of the more stupid design decisions.

Creston


I could never get past the "Zombie Closets" aspect of Doom 3. I actually enjoyed Doom Resurrection on the iPhone more (blasphemy, I know).
 
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