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Signed On Apr 1, 2001, 15:53
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News Comments > Marvel Sues over City of Heroes
21. No subject Nov 12, 2004, 13:04 VoodooV
 
in addition, one of the chestpiece options is a ring-like device that looks a LOT like Iron Man's uni-beam chest weapon.

also, the claws power pool is pretty indistinguishable from wolverine's claws.

so in retrospect, I don't think the lawsuit is completely without merit.

 
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News Comments > Marvel Sues over City of Heroes
20. The Effeminate Hulk Nov 12, 2004, 13:00 VoodooV
 
to be fair though, I play COH and I do see marvel characters abused quite a bit.

a few months back, I encountered a character named "The Effeminate Hulk" and it was a perfect likeness of the Hulk, with the exception of a large pink tank top with a heart on it.

but yeah, why not sue the player, not the company. surely other MMOs with lots of avatar customization options have had players that have done the same thing,

as if copying someone elses work is a new thing.

 
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News Comments > Star Wars RTS Revealed
41. No subject Nov 11, 2004, 11:32 VoodooV
 
bottom line is that when they were making the Xwing games, TIE fighter, and XWA games and hell even the Jedi Knight games.

I fucking felt like I *was* Luke Skywalker, flying down the trench, In one of the TIE fighter missions, you get to fly with Darth Vader, that was the best! I felt like I was Lando Calrissian escaping the 2nd Death Star, I felt like I was really Kyle Katarn, learning the ways of the Force.

do any of these newer SW games make any of you feel like that? somehow I doubt it.

 
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News Comments > Star Wars RTS Revealed
7. No subject Nov 10, 2004, 10:32 VoodooV
 
Lucasarts needs to only make two types of games, funnel their resources into their strengths:

-RPG, "KOTOR-like" games
-bring back the space sims baby, and I don't mean Jedi Starfighter and the kiddie shootemup games, I'm talking about paying Lawrence Holland an obscene amount of money to make the mother of all Star Wars space sims.

 
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News Comments > Star Wars RTS Revealed
6. No subject Nov 10, 2004, 10:25 VoodooV
 
jesus christ stop the whoring Lucas

 
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News Comments > Steam Update
6. Re: Just backed it UP!!!!!!! Nov 9, 2004, 10:31 VoodooV
 
Self-control, people!

hehe, that's funny coming from someone who is using Valve's big brother software just to play HL2

 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
245. No subject Nov 3, 2004, 18:01 VoodooV
 
even though the vice prez has little power except for being prez of the senate, I'd still like to see how that would affect things, if a rep and dem are forced to work together, I'd like to think that would help stop a lot of this red vs. blue mentality.

 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
238. No subject Nov 3, 2004, 16:51 VoodooV
 
what I wish would happen, to at least make an effort to heal this vehement bi-partisanship, is some sort of ceremony, where the two candidates get together, PUBLICLY shake hands, praise the other guy and maybe even talk about things they can do TOGETHER to service this nation, and at least give the appearance that things are being left in an amicable state.

this bipartisanship is killing us, it really is, this us vs them mentality, if you're not with us, you're against us, the world is not binary people, and we gotta work together even if you hate the other guy.

To me it just feels like America is no longer the land of tolerance, that if you lose, you're not merely the guy who didn't win, you're wrong, and you're stupid for even running and voicing your alternative stance.

As Jon Stewart might say, its....bad...for America, its hurting us.

 
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News Comments > Bizz Buzz - Infogrames Suspended
22. No subject Oct 29, 2004, 16:40 VoodooV
 
sigh, why do all the cool companies like Infogrames and Looking Glass get killed offf.

I thought Infogrames changed their name to Atari after they bought it?

or who am I thinking of?

 
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News Comments > CoV Beta Details
12. No subject Oct 29, 2004, 12:11 VoodooV
 
this is so weird, I'm on a message board DEFENDING a MMO....never thought I'd be doing that

if you've ever fantasized about being a superhero, CoH will tug those emotional strings. Yeah its pretty simplistic to just run/fly/jump around killing mobs like every other MMO, but everything is done within the Comic book style context so it falls within that realm.

you've got hundreds of missions and story arcs to go through as well, so if all you're doing is just fighting street mobs, you're missing the content, but thats not CoH's fault, that's yours.

 
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News Comments > CoV Beta Details
8. No subject Oct 28, 2004, 18:19 VoodooV
 
hardly, there have been 2 major free updates that have updated loads of content and another one is on the way that will add epic Archetypes

the only downside is that the majority of it is high level content, servicing the hard core even though there are more casual than hard core.

 
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News Comments > Counter-Strike: Source Update
26. Re: No subject Oct 27, 2004, 16:54 VoodooV
 
1) Interface - a global framework that allows features such as buddy tracking patching and anticheat to work across multiple games and mods.
Completely unnecessary, other programs do it with less intrusion. And so what? its an interface for crying out loud. big whoop. And again, how does it benefit the person only interested in the SP game
2) Autopatcher - though more hardcore gamers such as those who read BluesNews have no problem finding and downloading patches, to the average gamer they are a souce of confusion and inconvenience. It also allows patches to be deployed more quickly (no need to make custom installers for all the possible setups), with greater organization (no more v1.0->1.1, 1.1->1.5, etc) and with greater frequency (a hotfix can be rolled out alone instead of waiting for the next "big" patch).
by your own admission, completely unnecessary, the only people would even remotely need this are the computer illiterates, who are more likely to be burned because of all the hoops Steam makes you jump through or don't realize the net connection is required. And again, there will inevitably be that day when they release a patch that breaks the game, changes gameplay that most find unacceptable or otherwise pisses off the fanbase. If your answer is, "then turn off the autopatcher" Then my response is, why the hell am I forced to use steam when one of the features is something I immediately turn off?
[3) Online content delivery - Cheaper (yes), faster (yes, though moreso for games Vivendi doesn't have rights to), convenient, portable (all I need is my Steam id and pass to play anywhere online- whatever games I want will download).
again, completely unnecessary, only a real benefit for those with broadband, alienates everyone else. I'll agree that digital content delivery HAS a future, but its a far cry from BEING the future,
4) Integrated anticheat - If you choose to, you can log on to VAC protected servers. Though it doesn't ban immediately, (it waits about a month) it is good about weeding out most cheaters and sacring[sic] the rest off.
Ineffective, it will all get cracked eventually, all these anti-cheating initiatives do is encourage people to break them. like piracy, there will always be someone smarter than the person who wrote the code, thats just life. I'm not saying don't try and stop it, but the annoyance that is Steam just isn't worth those dubious benefits. Again, useless to the person interested in only the SP game.

As for the basic version of HL2 being cheaper, I'll give you that one. Call me cynical, but i'm willing to bet that that will be the exception, not the rule. Corps have always priced products not at what they're actually worth, but at what they know the market will bear, so any discount will be temporary at best.

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News Comments > Counter-Strike: Source Update
24. No subject Oct 27, 2004, 14:37 VoodooV
 
The point is that they are unnecessarily alienating people who:

1. believe it is against principle to be forced to activate a single player game online

2. live outside the US where internet connections are not as readily available.

3. just simply don't want it. (yes, very valid reason)

for what? so they can fight piracy? how? Historically speaking, draconian methods of fighting piracy, like steam have ALWAYS ENCOURAGED piracy, not prevented it. Even on the steam boards, talk is rampant of how it will be easier to just wait for someone to crack steam and play it offline, and you know what...they're right.

So they can cut out the middle man? how does that help ME, the consumer, say they do cut out vivendi, say 100% of all money spent goes completely to valve. That means we're going to see cheaper games right? WRONG, they're going to pocket that difference you know they will..if you believe something else, you're just niave. Its either going to go towards buying everyone on the staff ferraris or at BEST its going to go into development of the next game, but even in THAT case, all it does is justify the same inflated price tage of games.

So in the end, we have Valve with all the money, still charging high prices for games, Vivendi is out of business, putting more unemployed people to drain the economy.

Gee, can't wait!

 
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News Comments > Counter-Strike: Source Update
18. Re: No subject Oct 26, 2004, 21:57 VoodooV
 
And please don't complain that...

"what if I am on a desert island with my computer so there is no internet but I want to play HL2 on a LAN with the other person who shipwrecked with me who also has a computer with him but I can't authenticate without steam servers omg wtf"

don't get me started on that bullshit, yes I know the offline mode, but have you read the instructions on how to activate it?

http://steampowered.custhelp.com/cgi-bin/steampowered.cfg/php/enduser/std_adp.php?p_faqid=213&p_created=1094245645&p_sid=HECg_Yoh&p_lva=&p_sp=cF9zcmNoPSZwX3NvcnRfYnk9JnBfZ3JpZHNvcnQ9JnBfcm93X2NudD0yNDQmcF9wYWdlPTE*&p_li=

The first step here is to perform the latest update and capture it. This is very important to make sure you get the latest content and bug fixes. Everyone that will be participating at the LAN event must have the latest update!

Easiest way
Bring the computer that will be playing offline to an available internet connection at a friend's house, school or perhaps business. Log into the account and do all the updates, make sure it all works.

RIDICULOUS! The convoluted nature of these steps inspires NO confidence in me that they want you to go offline, ever. I also find it amusing to note that the instructions require you to be at the latest patch level before you go offline

AND

The instructions also explicitly encourage you to connect to business and/or school networks in order to update.....places that IN ALL LIKELYHOOD have policies against using their network for entertainment uses.

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News Comments > Counter-Strike: Source Update
13. Re: No subject Oct 26, 2004, 18:52 VoodooV
 
nice how you actually fail to answer the questions I raise., all you can do is flame someone who doesn't agree with you.

Fact of the matter is that I have no problem with change, If steam were 'merely' an option, you wouldn't hear one peep out of me, and in fact, I would be much more likely to try it out. but it is NOT merely an option, it is a requirement. Hence, my 'aimless moaning'.

its not a question of if a patch breaks something, its a question of when, something you also failed to address.

What happens when a HL2 patch breaks something....Since steam is a requirement, the patch is forced upon you, and you're fucked.

thanks but no thanks. I don't take freedom of choice for granted like the lemmings here.

Digital delivery is a nice option, but Valve are fools for forcing it to be the only option. What, you think its a coincidence that they're TYING it into their most anticipated product? If Steam was being sold on its merits alone, there would be no need to do this. they're counting on the fanbois to keep on drooling and install whatever shit they dump on you just so you can play HL2.

funny, thats the exact same methodology spyware writers use to get you to install their crap.

 
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News Comments > Counter-Strike: Source Update
6. No subject Oct 26, 2004, 10:59 VoodooV
 
yeah, cuz everyone knows that patches were impossible to install prior to steam *rolls eyes*

If that's your arguement that Steam is cool cuz it auto-patches itself, then you gotta come up with better arguements,

We all did that kind of thing long before Steam was a marketing flunkie's wet dream, so try again. But now, if they fuck up and release a bad patch....it breaks everyone, not just people who chose to install it.

I seem to remember a lot of bitching and moaning over some Half Life updates that affected FPS rates and what not back in the day. I'm guessing you don't get the ability to choose to NOT install certain patches with Steam Too bad for you. Who needs pesky things like choice and intelligence to manage our own games anyway...stupid freedom.

Team Steam: Fuck Yeah!

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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
3. No subject Oct 22, 2004, 09:53 VoodooV
 
Microsoft CEO: Hackers Getting Smarter.

They're just now figuring this out?

 
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News Comments > Ships Ahoy - PlanetSide: Aftershock
8. No subject Oct 20, 2004, 17:46 VoodooV
 
I kinda liked the concept of the game, FPS with RPG elements....played the free trial.

I liked it, but at the same time the game was so goddamned repetitive, bases annoyingly identical, die/spawn/die/spawn/die/spawn/die/spawn The guy who lost was the guy who got bored and just stopped respawning.

got old quick!

 
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News Comments > Jump to Lightspeed Date
20. No subject Oct 20, 2004, 10:41 VoodooV
 
1. MMORPG are crack. We know this, don't play these games if you like things like "social life" "work" "sunlight" etc.

They're designed to be this way, its not through 'genius of gameplay' its specifically designed to egg you on, to tease you with "hey if you just play a little longer, you'll get X"

The developers know this, they specifically cater to the obsessive compulsive crowd, their livelyhood thrives off of addictive personality.

How else do you explain 'powergamers' who ignore virtually all content in order to do nothing other than to obtain that high number on their character to pertain to level, they'll grind endlessly, not cuz they enjoy the game, they enjoy the grind. In fact how many people have admitted that they hate MMOs, but play them anyway?

not saying its wrong, just that it is.

I would love a MMO game that has slower pace, more cerebral, more depth, but less monopoly on time, but nope, current business model is designed to cater to people like Phillip Fry on Futurama when he's on his 100 coffee binge,

"why don't you smoke that cigar? puff puff puff go go go!"

 
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News Comments > Jump to Lightspeed Date
18. Re: No subject Oct 20, 2004, 10:32 VoodooV
 
I had to cancel my accounts in SWG. Loved the game, but it was my first ever MMORPG, and I found that it takes WAY too much time to play (like all MMORPGs I suspect). It was like a 4 hour minimum to accomplish anything. And 4 hours FLEW by.

dude, try City of Heroes, easy to get into, and if you've EVER fantasized about being a superhero as a kid, this will pull on those emotional strings and hook you in.

and you can actually fight man-sized opponents and beat them rather handily too, you don't have to start off fighting stupid corellian butterflies or whatever (former SWG beta 3 tester)


 
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