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Dennis
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Grokk
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I play Games, manage unix servers and write programs.

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August 13, 2000
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Re: No subject
Aug 11, 2008, 09:21
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Re: No subject Aug 11, 2008, 09:21
Aug 11, 2008, 09:21
 
I'd be surprised if the servers were still up a year after the retail release, let's put it that way

I reckon there would be an RP server up for years to come.
Just going by that trailer, it does seem to be missing a lot of the fluff that makes an average game good. I can't see this ever being great though.

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Re: dirty
Jul 25, 2008, 12:36
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Re: dirty Jul 25, 2008, 12:36
Jul 25, 2008, 12:36
 
@manic half, believe me it will make you rage!!

It was just a bench made up of professional spindoctors who had not the slightest idea of what the question really meant. They switched the topic and played it out like everything else the politicians promise.
Us aussies need someone with balls to take up a spot in the government. This crowd of "as a mother's" and "i dont want them living in my street" make me sick.

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Re: Instruments
Jul 14, 2008, 20:46
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Re: Instruments Jul 14, 2008, 20:46
Jul 14, 2008, 20:46
 
I like the idea behind this whole 'Rock Band' thing.

If only Australia was cool enough to get these sort of games

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Jul 11, 2008, 12:55
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Jul 11, 2008, 12:55
 
I got 38, which isn't bad since I've played about 4 fps's since the late 90's.

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Re: AU Ban
Jul 9, 2008, 22:39
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Re: AU Ban Jul 9, 2008, 22:39
Jul 9, 2008, 22:39
 
As an aussie, I'd just like to thank the gods, that it wasn't the 'Bloody Mess' trait.
Changing images of a few pill bottles or whatever I can live with, but a fallout game would be unplayable without bloody mess.

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Re: No subject
Jul 1, 2008, 21:17
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Jul 1, 2008, 21:17
 
"80 per cent of sales would be on the PC"

Dead indeed.

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Re: Not a surprise at all.
Jun 24, 2008, 22:18
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Re: Not a surprise at all. Jun 24, 2008, 22:18
Jun 24, 2008, 22:18
 
I think these guys have it all wrong.
There are shit all _decent_ games for Linux in the first place, which is why most PC gamers use windows. Adding copy protection will just stifle the content even more making it harder to find/obtain Linux games sending people back to windows/consoles.
Linux at this point in time doesn't stand a chance of competing solidly with the desktop world while there are no games available.
Mac's have a reasonable amount of games available which I feel would be giving them a leg up in the desktop world.

I played UT99 and Q3 under Linux and they were solid smooth sweet games to play. They looked far better than when run under windows on the same machine and I quite enjoyed it. I gave up on linux gaming not long after that however due to a sheer lack of content.

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Jun 24, 2008, 22:07
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Re: No subject Jun 24, 2008, 22:07
Jun 24, 2008, 22:07
 
I had a play around in the game during closed beta and it was pretty cool. It's certainly no crysis as far as graphics are concerned, but I guess that's a given seeing as it's played in a browser window.

However I don't think it will be all that you want it to be. A lot of these games are made up by the players that played them, and the majority of players today are not the same guys we gamed with back in the day.

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Re: ...
Jun 4, 2008, 22:55
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Re: ... Jun 4, 2008, 22:55
Jun 4, 2008, 22:55
 
Stores checking buyer age is both unnecessary and places undue burden and liability on the retailer, all for an unproven and unnecessary purpose.

This would eliminate the stores and the game companies from any wrong doing. It may not stop the kiddies getting the game completely, but given that they went through an alternate means it shows they already have the sort of tendencies required to do anything they please anyway.
Then when they go out and kill half their classmates you have something else to fall back on rather than 'he was addicted to counterstrike' or whatever the game of the day is.


Honestly here in AU we already have these laws in place the same as NZ and I don't a problem with it at all.

Now don't get me wrong, I don't believe for a second that playing games makes people killers. However, the mass media seems to have this in their mind already thanks to JT, so when they can't use this approach for blame on something they may just go back and find the real reason a crime has occured instead.


Either way, JT is still a nutjob.

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Jun 4, 2008, 05:59
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Re: No subject Jun 4, 2008, 05:59
Jun 4, 2008, 05:59
 
Nah, when it crashes the system you log into your houses remote power management console and power cycle the house.
Once the house is rebooted, your computer should automatically boot up again and provided you setup the streaming game and the streaming software to run as a service you just start playing again.

Oh and don't forget to set the time on the microwave when you get home that night.

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Re: Interesting...
Jun 4, 2008, 01:55
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Re: Interesting... Jun 4, 2008, 01:55
Jun 4, 2008, 01:55
 
I looked into this a couple of months back, and at the time it didn't support sound at all, which completely defeated the purpose of streaming games for me.

At a guess I think it would be generating a shitty downgraded version of the video imaging to something like standard def television, then streaming that. It's the only possible way to get any kind of fps across the wire, unless that wire is insanely phat. I really can't see this taking off at all, although I have had the need to log in remotely to games for some reason or another. (Eve online to change skills for example)

The fact that they mentioned WoW and Crysis as demanding looks a little iffy too, I mean which part of WoW is demanding? Certainly not the graphics or rendering.


Lastly, this bit "use applications when they are away from their PC". I've been using VNC for years to run stuff remotely on the console of the remote computer, alternatively using RDP for windows boxes, so that's not new tech at all.

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Re: No subject
May 29, 2008, 21:13
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May 29, 2008, 21:13
 
Oh Noes!
Teh goons are invading Blues News.

PS: Love that song

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May 8, 2008, 20:51
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Re: No subject May 8, 2008, 20:51
May 8, 2008, 20:51
 
ben cousins heh heh. any fellow aussies here?

This could actually be the same Ben Cousins, coz it certainly sounds like he's on crack or something.

As for where 'browsers' will be in 10 years, well 10 years ago they were buggy as shit, pages took forever to load and for whatever reason the browser would take out your computer thanks to memory leaks and crap script etc... If you ask me they haven't changed at all in the last 10 years, so another 10 probably won't make too much difference.
I can't wait to play a game that takes 4 hours to download the initaial level only to find that the map finished 3 and a half hours earlier and the next map starts to load.

Maybe I missed the memo stating that cheap fast internet would is now available to everyone.

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Apr 24, 2008, 05:00
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Re: No subject Apr 24, 2008, 05:00
Apr 24, 2008, 05:00
 
I've purchased a few games through Steam, including CoD4. All of the games were purchased at the normal US price, which for us aussies is considerably cheaper than the local retail prices.
CoD4 cost me $49.95 converted @ $55.64. It wasn't until a couple of weeks after release that the game jumped in price to the $88.40 or whatever it is now.

Considering the delivery method I really don't see that they can justify the price increase at all. It's nothing more than an easy money grab.

I've also discovered some items that I just cannot purchase, one of which I queried with steam and they told me that the game in question wasn't available in my region. Fair enough I thought, but they could at least advertise somethign that is.

Either way, I don't blame steam or valve at all for this, none of the valve games have cost me more than the standard USD price (nearly half price compared to the local retail on the orange box), so I'm more than happy to buy through steam because of that.

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Re: I feared something like this...
Oct 26, 2007, 07:28
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Re: I feared something like this... Oct 26, 2007, 07:28
Oct 26, 2007, 07:28
 
Oh and AEon, you might find that in Germany you are required to have the German version also, but that's a censorship thing.
The internets have made mention that the German version of TF2 doesn't have the blood and kibbly bits.

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Re: I feared something like this...
Oct 26, 2007, 07:26
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Re: I feared something like this... Oct 26, 2007, 07:26
Oct 26, 2007, 07:26
 
There are a lot of people ranting about this, but I'm behind Valve/Steam on this one.
The games that have been banned were intended specifically for places like Thailand and Russia where the box itself only sells for about $10US.
Without going into too much detail, the reason it's so cheap is to help with piracy, not so people from a different country can buy a cd key online and get the game stupidly cheap.

Going by some posts on /. the box that these CD keys came from also mention that the game will only work in the intended country/region.

Sooo, if you only want to pay $10 for the game, then feel free to move to Russia where you will be able to play it again, being the country that particular box at that price was intended for.

Sucks for the people that thought they were getting a good deal, but had they actually purchased the real box in said country they'd have known it wouldn't work elsewhere.

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Re: LPB's...
Mar 30, 2007, 03:54
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Re: LPB's... Mar 30, 2007, 03:54
Mar 30, 2007, 03:54
 
LPB's Cracked me up
I too haven't heard it said for a few years now.

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