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Yeah
May 13, 2003, 12:51
5.
Yeah May 13, 2003, 12:51
May 13, 2003, 12:51
 
I got bored with this game after about three hours. There just wasn't anything different, interesting, or exciting. It reminded me a lot of Black and White: pretty, with about 20 minutes of gameplay.

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Re: Whitney Houston's delicious SPAM
May 13, 2003, 10:30
3.
Re: Whitney Houston's delicious SPAM May 13, 2003, 10:30
May 13, 2003, 10:30
 
Just watch out for the followup spam from Bobby Brown: he accuses you of sleeping with her, and giving her drugs and is upset because he didn't get any.

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Manatee!
May 13, 2003, 10:24
2.
Manatee! May 13, 2003, 10:24
May 13, 2003, 10:24
 
"Manatee Sweet Manatee,
My buxom bovine from the sea.
Oh won't you come and marry me,
My warm and flaccid
Manatee."

Ah, Sam & Max. I've missed you.

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Re: In space...
May 6, 2003, 12:56
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Re: In space... May 6, 2003, 12:56
May 6, 2003, 12:56
 
Wow. Sounds about 10 times more exciting than Earth & Beyond.

That's not a good thing, though.

I think the MMORPG glut has begun in earnest now: there doesn't seem to be a lot of difference between them, and certainly not enough content for monthly fees.


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Re: yeesh
May 1, 2003, 11:28
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Re: yeesh May 1, 2003, 11:28
May 1, 2003, 11:28
 
"DAoC is still missing a few things IMO"

Just curious, but what do you think DAoC is missing? I find it a little stagnant, myself, in that all battles seem to be very similar. RvR is still a blast, though, but if they could balance some more, it would be better.

I still think that EQ and DAoDC are both the ones to beat at this point. Shadowbane is a disappointment, and Earth and Beyond was really bad. I tried Asheron's Call 2 for about 10 minutes, but the lag was just too much. And the less said about Anarchy Online the better.

I'm sort of waiting for something better, too, but I think that MMORPGs will have to offer a lot more their first release in order to compete these days (and they need to have better stability on day one).

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Re: Good Idea... But its a little late.
May 1, 2003, 11:17
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Re: Good Idea... But its a little late. May 1, 2003, 11:17
May 1, 2003, 11:17
 
I would disagree that Shadowbane's graphics are better than EQs: the models are limited in look, and the landscapes are just as drab and featureless.

However, in EQ, I can get more than 20fps. It is disappointing that Shadowbane has such poor graphics, though. Not sure what they were working on all that time: not stability, not frame rate, certainlly not content or bug fixing. A game with a 4-5 year development time should be better.

(I know, I'm being a little harsh on the game. Shadowbane would be great if not for the monthly fee: the game doesn't offer enough for that).

This comment was edited on May 1, 11:20.
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Re: yeesh
May 1, 2003, 11:12
10.
Re: yeesh May 1, 2003, 11:12
May 1, 2003, 11:12
 
""too late" for what? "

Too late in that the MMORPG market is already being saturated, and unless WoW can somehow offer something better/different, then it'll probably look a lot like every other MMORPG. And I'm not paying $12.99 a month for something that's just a copy of another game.

"WoW to the Sims is a bit of a stretch."

Just in the advance press: Sims Online was supposed to be the EQ killer: the MMOG for the masses. Hyped as being successful before it even launched. I see WoW being given the same over-hyped treatment. Still, you are correct: Blizzard has a good track record and their fans are loyal. That's good: they'll need all the help they can get.

As to another poster's dismissal of Battlenet problems: well, if we can reward Blizzard for their good games, and use that as a measure of WoW, then certainly how Blizzard mismanaged the security of BattleNet can be applied to how they plan to do WoW. As I said, they will need to be sure that security is maintained.

My wife will never play a Blizzard game again, as her high level Diablo 2 character got hacked and pillaged of items. Doesn't really make her feel very confident about WoW.

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Re: WOW
May 1, 2003, 10:07
5.
Re: WOW May 1, 2003, 10:07
May 1, 2003, 10:07
 
Heh. Can't support a few thousand people downloading pictures, but they think they can run a MMORPG. This is gonna be good...

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Re: yeesh
May 1, 2003, 09:57
3.
Re: yeesh May 1, 2003, 09:57
May 1, 2003, 09:57
 
That's what they said about Sims Online and EA, too. There's no guarantee that this game will be successful. In fact, by the time it comes out, it may be too late.

Plus, Blizzard will need to get much more security conscious with this game: the "security" of Battle.Net will not be sufficient.

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Eye Drops
Apr 30, 2003, 10:43
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Eye Drops Apr 30, 2003, 10:43
Apr 30, 2003, 10:43
 
"Airedale's eye in under a minute and win a prize"

I can do my shepard-mix's eyes in 30 seconds. It's all in the set up. First, have the dog sit. I usually stand over the dog from behind, and using my left hand to hold his head up from under the mouth. For the first few times, don't do the drops: just hold him there for a minute or so, then reward him with a treat. The idea is to get him to stay still, sitting and comfortable.

Then, when he's complied a few times, use the eyedropper, but don't actually do the drops yet. Just get him used to the idea of something getting close to his eyes. Reward him.

Finally, do the deed. He knows that if he stays still, he'll get a reward, but the first few times, he's not going to like it at all. But food is a good motivator. Just takes a little patience.

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Re: Wow. Not.
Apr 29, 2003, 22:11
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Re: Wow. Not. Apr 29, 2003, 22:11
Apr 29, 2003, 22:11
 
Yep, that's my problem with Card's work, actually. He should be doing the new Battlestar Galactica series.

Like many sci-fi novels, Ender's Game was good, followed by excruciatingly unnecessary sequels.

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Hate the Name
Apr 29, 2003, 14:59
7.
Hate the Name Apr 29, 2003, 14:59
Apr 29, 2003, 14:59
 
I keep thinking that this game will let you shoot CDs of Christian Rock songs at throngs of unbelievers.

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Wow. Not.
Apr 29, 2003, 14:57
1.
Wow. Not. Apr 29, 2003, 14:57
Apr 29, 2003, 14:57
 
Sounds like another of the typical "humans are special" type plots that are oh-so original. Lemme guess, Gideon Wyeth will have to use these incredible powers to put the smackdown on all those oppressive aliens, thus actually confirming the danger that the aliens were attempting to supress.

I want a plot where the aliens are right, and the humans are all destroyed, happily, in the end.

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Re: Free trial download
Apr 17, 2003, 10:53
3.
Re: Free trial download Apr 17, 2003, 10:53
Apr 17, 2003, 10:53
 
I don't understand why anyone would waste the resources to do housing in any game, considering I'd rather have more content to play, rather than some sort of house. I'm not going to log into DAOC and spend hours doing interior decorating: I'd rather be killing.

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Yeah, Fire Chief Sim
Apr 17, 2003, 10:48
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Yeah, Fire Chief Sim Apr 17, 2003, 10:48
Apr 17, 2003, 10:48
 
You get to sit around on your ass, go to various city council meetings to beg for money, and use workers that should be renovating the fire house to build a pool in your backyard, all while fudging budget estimates and organizing rallies to prevent the city from cutting your budget by invoking the heroic sacrifices of your brethren firefighters who died on Sept. 11th due to mismanaged communications.

Yeah, I'd buy that game.


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Good Game
Apr 17, 2003, 07:55
6.
Good Game Apr 17, 2003, 07:55
Apr 17, 2003, 07:55
 
I'm enjoying it, though all my planets seem to run out of resources, leaving my production in shambles. Still, it is a great game to play on the laptop while beating up things in DAOC, EQ, etc.

I'll probably be breaking out Alpha Centauri again because of this game, too: I'm been missing turned-based fun recently (and since I STILL can't get X-Com to run reliably on my PC without disable half the graphic card functions, I'll have to make do).

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Hee
Apr 5, 2003, 15:45
2.
Hee Apr 5, 2003, 15:45
Apr 5, 2003, 15:45
 
"One of the bigger changes in the Shadowlands is that technology doesn't quite work as expected."

Knowing AO's track record, I don't doubt the above at all. I guess that's one way of dealing with bugs: make them features.

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Several Games?
Apr 4, 2003, 15:07
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Several Games? Apr 4, 2003, 15:07
Apr 4, 2003, 15:07
 
"Activision will not only be publishing Day of Defeat as a standalone game, but this will mark the beginning of a partnership with Valve Software spanning several games."

If only Valve HAD several games. Let's see, I guess they could do Half-Life from the scientists' perspective, and the aliens', and maybe the Black Mesa janitorial staff, and maybe a medical staff one, and an administrative one...

Wow. The possibilities ARE endless.

This comment was edited on Apr 4, 15:08.
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Right
Mar 28, 2003, 14:23
3.
Right Mar 28, 2003, 14:23
Mar 28, 2003, 14:23
 
"innovative Trust Network system"

Right. Because trust works SO well in these games. Sorry, unless there's some airtight anti-cheating technology, then these guys should be prepared to be lawsuited into oblivion at some point.

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Re: HALF LIFE MODIFICATION???
Mar 27, 2003, 09:05
3.
Re: HALF LIFE MODIFICATION??? Mar 27, 2003, 09:05
Mar 27, 2003, 09:05
 
Although having a Natural Selection Desert Combat mod would be pretty good for BF 1942. We could all run around, jump into flying saucers, and kill little green men! While in a desert! Hmmm. Maybe a Natural Selection Dessert Combat mod. Mmmmm. Dessert.

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