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Re: Windows MCE
Dec 16, 2004, 21:40
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Re: Windows MCE Dec 16, 2004, 21:40
Dec 16, 2004, 21:40
 
Yep, you can get it here:

http://store.yahoo.com/directron/xpmedia.html

Might have to buy it with a hard drive or somesuch, though.

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Not Delayed
Dec 14, 2004, 13:53
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Not Delayed Dec 14, 2004, 13:53
Dec 14, 2004, 13:53
 
They are just working on it in bullet time. I'd describe my beta thoughts, but I think the NDA is still in effect and my mom told me that if I couldn't say anything nice, I shouldn't say anything.

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Re: Marine chooses wedding ring...
Dec 13, 2004, 11:21
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Re: Marine chooses wedding ring... Dec 13, 2004, 11:21
Dec 13, 2004, 11:21
 
I'm not really sure I want someone stupid enough to choose a ring over a finger armed with military hardware, thank you very much.

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If Only...
Dec 4, 2004, 23:18
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If Only... Dec 4, 2004, 23:18
Dec 4, 2004, 23:18
 
If only they had been this proactive with Diablo II, I might have actually tried WoW. Seems a little amusing that they didn't really act on all the cheating in Diablo II until much later, when it was too late.

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Re: The truth about WoW
Nov 25, 2004, 12:22
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Re: The truth about WoW Nov 25, 2004, 12:22
Nov 25, 2004, 12:22
 
"But, no, everyone has to 'play with their friends'."

Uh, isn't that kinda the point of the game?

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EQ2
Nov 23, 2004, 18:34
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EQ2 Nov 23, 2004, 18:34
Nov 23, 2004, 18:34
 
"How is the frame rate for you? I've read several reviews that have been highly critical and how poorly the engine runs, especially considering it doesn't look nearly as good as other games that run better."

EQ2 looks pretty impressive to me. I was having framerate issues when I first got into Qeynos. My PC had 512Megs, and I up it to 1gig and the problems went away (seemed liked the game was hammering the hard drive a lot until then).

I'm enjoying EQ2. Not terribly interested in WoW: Battle.Net was not the bastion of security, and, truthfully, I don't really trust Blizzard that much because of those problems.

Still, I'll see how WoW goes. But got too many games as it is.

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Re: Before you knee-jerk...
Nov 22, 2004, 12:19
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Re: Before you knee-jerk... Nov 22, 2004, 12:19
Nov 22, 2004, 12:19
 
"Does this take into account that LHO was one of the worst sharpshooters that ever got out of the military? Or the fact that it was not possible for a human to run down that many flights of stairs to escape the building in the alotted time of the assassination?"

No need: various reenactments (available on various cable channels) have shown that a marksman of LHO's skill could do the job, and that a moderate pace going down the stairs (and walking to the other shooting he did that day) was well within reason and the timeline.

But it doesn't matter: like aliens, and ghosts, and whatnot, people won't let the facts get in the way of a good conspiracy. They'll just claim the fact collectors are part of the coverup.

That's why the Mars pictures are so fun: folks who previously saw the Face on Mars, but had their fun spoiled by higher res photos now complain that NASA is hiding the truth. Then they use other NASA photos to "prove" that there is/was an alien presence on Mars. Mars is like a Rorshach test for these people.


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Re: Before you knee-jerk...
Nov 22, 2004, 08:46
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Re: Before you knee-jerk... Nov 22, 2004, 08:46
Nov 22, 2004, 08:46
 
Except that there's a History Channel program that recreated the assasination conditions, and the person taking the shots not only made the shots, but the damage also mimicked the behavior seen in the bodies.

As for "perfectly duplicating"? I'm not sure that's a realistic goal for any simulation.

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Re: Okay...
Nov 13, 2004, 11:25
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Re: Okay... Nov 13, 2004, 11:25
Nov 13, 2004, 11:25
 
"Marvel doesn't care about The Incredibles because companies care more about style than substance."

Marvel doesn't care about it because they have no case. However, DC owns a trademark on the name Elastigirl, which is why she's called Mrs. Incredible these days (haven't seen the movie yet, though, so perhaps DC is letting them use it).

When you watch the Karate Kid movies, pay attention to the credits: they had to get permission from DC to use the name, since DC has a Karate Kid trademark and the movie was seen as being just a little too close to comics' concept.

So, if I create a superteam that's a ripoff of the Avengers, I'm fine, as long as they look somewhat different and don't use the same names. In fact, Marvel's Squadron Supreme is an example of their company creating a version of the JLA. At the same time, DC also created a version of the Avengers.
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Okay...
Nov 12, 2004, 13:35
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Okay... Nov 12, 2004, 13:35
Nov 12, 2004, 13:35
 
So, tell me, what constitues ripping off say, Iron Man, who's had multiple numbers of look and feels over his history. Would a gray armored hero be a rip off? What if I called him Ferro Lad? Seems to me that DC and Marvel rip each other off (either intentionally or coincidentally) all the time.

And what about the reverse: I happen to have a character named Galatea (on both EQ and CoH, anong others) that predates the Cartoon Network's JLU Supergirl clone named Galatea. What if DC decides to put their Galatea in a costume similar to my character's?

And with superheroes changing look, powers, race, etc rather regularly, how am I to know that Marvel won't change Wolverine into an Asian girl? Does that mean my Asian girl hero with claws named "The China Wolf" would be at risk?

And what about Marvel's own MMORPG they are planning? After it launches, will DC sue Marvel for the exact same things Marvel is suing NCSoft over?

My mind boggles. I think the game runners have done a lot of legwork in getting rid of the clones as much as they can. But I knew this was coming.

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Re: Wow
Oct 25, 2004, 16:09
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Re: Wow Oct 25, 2004, 16:09
Oct 25, 2004, 16:09
 
"Japan has troops in Iraq. They are in the midst of changing thier politics to allow them to have a miltiary force again."

Duh. Godzilla might attack at any moment, and Japan needs to be prepared.

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Ah, That Time of Year..
Oct 3, 2004, 08:28
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Ah, That Time of Year.. Oct 3, 2004, 08:28
Oct 3, 2004, 08:28
 
When game publishers around the world start releasing unfinished games to the masses in order to get them out before Christmas.

Usually followed by January Patch Month, for those games lucky enough to sell.

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Re: No subject
Sep 27, 2004, 21:27
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Re: No subject Sep 27, 2004, 21:27
Sep 27, 2004, 21:27
 
Actually, I recall seeing some character screens and whatnot for a Highlander MMORPG a few years back. Looks like the game company is out of business, though.

Here's a fan site that had some info: http://www.methos.org/news/hl-2001-01-17.html

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SW vs. ST
Sep 19, 2004, 15:26
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SW vs. ST Sep 19, 2004, 15:26
Sep 19, 2004, 15:26
 
Argh, mateys.

Anyhow, the author of the SW vs ST article fails to mention the Federations most potent weapon: the officers. Kirk can beat up anyone in the Empire and sleep with their women. Picard could bore them to death with his philosophy. Sisco could overact and throw baseballs at them. Janeway, though, would run away.

Don't get me started on the first officers...

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Re: ...
Sep 10, 2004, 21:54
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Re: ... Sep 10, 2004, 21:54
Sep 10, 2004, 21:54
 
Does the game let me ask for more money, leading to my firing, then rehiring when I lie and explain I just overslept?

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Re: No server crash in CoH
Aug 20, 2004, 14:12
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Re: No server crash in CoH Aug 20, 2004, 14:12
Aug 20, 2004, 14:12
 
Yep: gotta agree. The launch day for CoH was good, but not that good: there was some downtime and a lot of lag and internal map disconnects that made the game difficult to play.

Still, I would rank it up there with Dark Age of Camelot on the launch scale.

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Re: steam
Aug 11, 2004, 13:42
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Re: steam Aug 11, 2004, 13:42
Aug 11, 2004, 13:42
 
"For all the crap that Valve has thrown at them (some of it deserved) they are the only ones that are trying to address the current f**ked up system that PC games go through to get distributed."

Not really. Stardock's been doing it for a long while now, not just for games, either. Galactic Civilizations was released in an online form. And, unlike Steam, it hasn't hosed up the game it was updating.

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Sailors
Aug 3, 2004, 22:28
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Sailors Aug 3, 2004, 22:28
Aug 3, 2004, 22:28
 
"Do you know where I can find some sailors?"

Yeah, this game is just ripe for MMORPG goodness. Almost as good an idea as a My Little Pony FPS.

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That's Okay...
Jul 22, 2004, 09:29
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That's Okay... Jul 22, 2004, 09:29
Jul 22, 2004, 09:29
 
In about 14 days, Valve will announce that some hackers have stolen their bug list, thus setting the title back another 8-10 months. And that's just to recreate the bug list.

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Require Kreed/Creed Joke
Jun 30, 2004, 11:17
1.
Require Kreed/Creed Joke Jun 30, 2004, 11:17
Jun 30, 2004, 11:17
 
So, is this the patch that let's you play as a lame Christian band?

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