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Signed On Jan 20, 2001, 09:41
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News Comments > Fallout Legal Fallout
10. Re: Fallout Legal Fallout Sep 12, 2009, 16:28 .Drifter
The ironing is delicious.

The ironing is delicious? What are you ironing, a grilled cheese sandwich?
Sorry, I know what you meant, just saw a good opportunity for a joke.
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News Comments > Champions Online Patch Notes
2. Re: Champions Online Patch Notes Sep 12, 2009, 14:48 .Drifter
Sorry dude, but that joke is dead.
Very Dead.
It's gone beyond beating a dead horse.
It's like beating the ground it rotted on and disintegrated into, where the pretty flowers now grow from the fertilization the carcass created.
That joke isn't even worth a "heh."
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News Comments > Evening Consolidation
5. Re: Evening Consolidation Sep 12, 2009, 02:13 .Drifter
From what I read somewhere, Love signed off on both his song and likeness in the game, then tried to drag her feet on approving the 3d model of him in an effort to get Activision to not include it.
If anything, I would think that her actions would be more in breach of contract than anything Activision did.
At least, based on what I've read so far.
And anyways, I'm pretty sure Cobain sang other singers/musicians songs while was alive.
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News Comments > Dungeons & Dragons Online: Eberron Unlimited Live
32. Re: Dungeons & Dragons Online: Eberron U Sep 9, 2009, 21:11 .Drifter
Nice that you remember there was an issue with an expansion pack, but pretty sad you can't remember what it was for.
Makes me wonder if you just read about it or something, rather than actually experiencing the situation, so you are having a knee jerk reaction to something read.
It was Asheron's Call 2 that this occurred with, so everyone can know. The game was fading, so they released an expansion with a new race and new content, it didn't sell well enough, so within a few months of release (2 or 3) of the expansion they canceled the game.
And did not offer a refund for the expansion.
So yeah, while it was a screwing over of their customers at the time, you seem pretty incensed for someone who it didn't happen, or it doesn't seem to have happened to by your post. If it did, then I apologize.
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News Comments > MechWarrior Legal Conflict
32. Re: MechWarrior Legal Conflict Sep 4, 2009, 19:18 .Drifter
If Harmony Gold only has US rights to the "unseen" mechs, then Piranha Games should go to Japan, negotiate the rights to outside US distribution, then let a company such as GoGamer import and sell the games like they do so many others from Europe/UK.
Wouldn't that meet the criteria for being allowed to use them, since there would be no official US sales channel, only an import one?
As I understand it, that's how certain games that go unpublished in other countries (Germany or Australia for example) are still purchased by residents of these countries.
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News Comments > Red Faction: Guerrilla PC Added Content
5. Re: Red Faction: Guerrilla PC Added Content Sep 2, 2009, 23:25 .Drifter
Not gonna touch it, after Volitions handling of Saints Row 2, even if it is being being done by another company for them.  
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News Comments > Champions Online Changes
13. Re: Champions Online Changes Sep 2, 2009, 19:45 .Drifter
They dropped defensive abilities down a bit, but to be honest I hardly noticed.
It's one thing to be super, but when you can take on 8 even con basic mobs and 2 super villains, well, I can see that being a bit much. This on a blaster type character, not a tank.
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News Comments > Champions Online Changes
7. Re: Champions Online Changes Sep 2, 2009, 15:39 .Drifter
I was taking a drink when I read Cocktapus, but I nearly spit it out when I read Darth Gokuverine. That comic is so, so true.  
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News Comments > Batman PhysX Trailer
2. Re: Batman PhysX Trailer Sep 2, 2009, 03:45 .Drifter
About the only bad things I've heard about the game are that the last fight isn't the best, and that the game ends.  
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News Comments > Fallen Earth Beta Sign-ups
9. Re: Fallen Earth Beta Sign-ups Aug 17, 2009, 00:50 .Drifter
It's kind of like someone took a little bit of Fallout and Mad Max, and a smidgen of FPS such as Quake, threw it in a blender, then took what floated to the top and turned it into a MMORPG.  
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News Comments > Spore Patch
5. Re: Spore Patch Jul 23, 2009, 17:02 .Drifter
I wonder if this is the patch that fixes the game for people who had it screwed up with patch 4?  
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News Comments > Lots of Jumpgate Beta Testers
4. Re: Lots of Jumpgate Beta Testers Jul 22, 2009, 01:23 .Drifter
I signed up for the beta in, oh, June 2007. Then in July 2008 I get an email stating they had joined up with Codemasters and I would have to sign up again for the beta at the new, updated and improved website. I did so. Then a few months ago I got ANOTHER email saying, yet again, I would have to sign up for the beta. Again.
I didn't, because at this point I no longer believe the beta exists, and no longer care to be in it.
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
2. Re: Morning Consolidation Jul 16, 2009, 12:10 .Drifter
He uses movies as a comparison, with the one type of projector thing.
Well, I thought there were multiple projectors. I mean, there are regular movie theater projectors, the DLP projectors, and then the ones needed for 3D movies (while they might be one of the other types, as far as I know you need 2 of them for 3D to work) so right there are 3 projector set ups.
And movies themselves, well, they sure aren't released in one format.
First, theatrical release.
Then DVD/BluRay/Digital download release.
Then PPV/Cable released.
Movies released on multiple platforms, wow.
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News Comments > Champions Online Specs
7. Re: Champions Online Specs Jul 8, 2009, 01:42 .Drifter
I don't know that I agree with these specs.
I have a 2.4GHz Dual Core, 4GB RAM, and an 8800 GT with 512MB RAM, and unless I turn off all the pretties and lower the resolution the game chugs like an alcoholic at a beer convention.
And even with everything turned down it still chugs a bit.
In addition, it doesn't seem to handle wide screen resolutions well either. Going from 1280x1024 to 1680x1050 cuts the frame rate nearly in half. This seems to be pretty consistent across all the standard and wide screen resolutions I've tried. No other game I play has that large of an FPS drop.
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News Comments > The First Big Daddy
11. Re: The First Big Daddy Jun 25, 2009, 20:57 .Drifter
My big beef with it is it's perpetuating the Hollywood myth that the "prototype" is the far best version of something ever made, superior to any production model. The fact that they realized he'd need to look a bit cobbled together says they're aware of what it really means to be a prototype, but the fact that he is more powerful than the others AND uses plasmids AND has free will belies that.

To say that a prototype can't be better than a production model isn't really true either. Just look at how many concept cars are made as a prototype to a production model, and when you finally get to the production model you find that many if not most of the things that made the concept car interesting are now missing.
In this case, they could have come up with the idea that the prototype Big Daddy should have all there nice abilities (remember, they were whack jobs that tried to make themselves be all that they could be), but when they actually had the thing up and running found that having all the extras in it made the Big Daddy just too dangerous. They then proceeded to tone it down to the point it's powerful enough to get the job done without being overly powerful.
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News Comments > Mortal Kombat Film Lawsuit
5. Re: Mortal Kombat Film Lawsuit Jun 25, 2009, 20:45 .Drifter
The dude worked on two movies, one a moderate hit the other a flop, both based on mythology created by the game designers, and now that both movies are pretty much forgotten but games are still being made, he claims to be the reason for the success?
If he actually WINS this case, then I'll have to create a fan made story about Star Wars that is better than the actual story line of the last three movies (shouldn't be that hard to do) and then claim I own the rights to Star Wars because I fleshed out the mythology and helped make it a multimedia success!
Wait a second though, couldn't any of the authors of any Star Wars novels claim the same thing though? Especially Timothy Zahn? Lucas better watch out . . .
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News Comments > Why No Ghostbusters PC MP
33. Re: Why No Ghostbusters PC MP Jun 18, 2009, 16:00 .Drifter
Bought it on steam, burning it as I type for my xbox

I actually made a joking response in the Steam forums to someone who stated they didn't want the PC game because of the missing multiplayer, but would be pirating it anyways.
They banned me for "Advocating Piracy."
Steam forum mods can go screw themselves.

Steam forums, where they ban you as a pirate for teasing one.
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News Comments > The Sims 3 Sells Big
45. Re: The Sims 3 Sells Big Jun 11, 2009, 05:25 .Drifter
If everybody pirated games and always bought the ones worth buying, shitty games wouldn't sell anymore, good games would and marketing wouldn't be the biggest factor in a game's success.

And that right there is the problem. Not everyone who tries the good games buys the good games.
How much profit is actually lost due to piracy? I don't think actual numbers will ever be known, but a large part of the issue is perception. If I were an inventor/programmer, and I saw left and right people using what I had created and I was getting nothing out of it except a good feeling about a job well done, eventually I'd say screw it and move on to something else. Something that would turn a profit.
Like making shitty, mass marketed games.
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News Comments > The Sims 3 Sells Big
42. Re: The Sims 3 Sells Big Jun 11, 2009, 00:28 .Drifter
Your analogy and logic is so flawed that this isnt even funny....
I got a response, mission accomplished. It was meant to be an overblown comparison.

I had considered using a different analogy, possibly one where you design a revolutionary battery design that could power electric cars for weeks at a time between charges, but the design is stolen, everyone starts using it, and you don't get a dime from all the time and effort you put into the design.

Still flawed in some way, but I though stealing cars was more fun and would have a better chance of a reaction.

And, I'm guessing the analogy you made was meant to reference used game sales? Or was the little flaw that you were, in fact, referencing used game thefts? There is a difference between selling something you've bought and something you've stolen.
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News Comments > The Sims 3 Sells Big
20. Re: The Sims 3 Sells Big Jun 10, 2009, 04:39 .Drifter
You try a demo, you like it, you buy the full game. Or you try the full game, you like it, you buy it. The motivation and the end result are the same.
Yeah, I agree with this sentiment.
Every time I steal a car, and find I like it, I go out and buy it.
Uh, did I say "steal"?
What I really meant to say was "test drive."
Yeah, when I test drive a car I go out and buy one just like it.
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