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Signed On Apr 1, 2001, 15:53
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News Comments > Activision's Lawsuit Response
4. Re: Activision's Lawsuit Response Apr 27, 2010, 19:42 VoodooV
 
We look forward to getting judicial confirmation that our position is right.

It always makes me wince whenever someone says this regarding a trial. It just reeks of contempt and douchebaggery. The line between confidence and arrogance is a thin one.
 
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News Comments > Hot Coffee Payouts Coming
20. Re: Hot Coffee Payouts Coming Mar 30, 2010, 14:48 VoodooV
 
for me, what makes this whole thing an epic fail is that it's not like some dumbass kid just stumbled onto the sex content. You had to know about it already, look up on the internet how to enable it and then actually turn it on.

In order to "enjoy" the content, you had to actively seek the information how to turn it on and actively pursue it. How is that any different from actively trying to find out where your dad has stored the porn stash?

It's not like you just start the game and you're unwittingly bombarded with porn
 
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News Comments > F.3.A.R. Revealed?
3. Re: F.3.A.R. Revealed? Mar 24, 2010, 15:38 VoodooV
 
oh look! they used a 3 instead of an E. Gosh, I wish I was clever like that.

Why don't they throw in some more X's to show how eXtreme they are too. Maybe a endorsement deal with Mountain Dew?
 
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News Comments > EA on C&C4's "No" DRM
24. Re: You actually love the message just not who is saying it. Mar 18, 2010, 18:44 VoodooV
 
does Steam Offline mode still require you to physically unplug the ethernet cable to get into Offline mode?

Still think that's the dumbest thing ever.
 
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
14. Re: Evening Tech Bits Mar 10, 2010, 09:48 VoodooV
 
3D is nice, but its still a fucking gimmick. A vastly improved gimmick than what it was in the 70s and 80s...but still, just a gimmick.

The earlier post about how we're expected to plunk down even more cash to upgrade our TVs again so soon after the HD upgrade was dead on. Most people will have nothing to do with that. The guy who seems to think it's the next big thing is just so wrong. It's the latest fad, nothing more.

It will remain a gimmick as long as it continues to just be a optical illusion. I don't think we're going to see a true move to 3D until actual holograms or the like where it really is rendered in 3D space and not just a trick being played on your eyes.
 
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News Comments > Ubisoft DRM and the Armed Forces
28. Re: Ubisoft DRM and the Armed Forces Feb 25, 2010, 14:19 VoodooV
 
Why does Ubisoft hate America?  
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News Comments > BioWare: The Old Republic is KOTOR 3-8
31. Re: BioWare: The Old Republic is KOTOR 3-8 Feb 17, 2010, 08:29 VoodooV
 
Statements like the title of this article are not up to the developers to decide. They might have every intention of making a good MMO with a great story. But that judgement rests with the players, not with the developer.

 
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News Comments > Star Trek Online Novel
4. Re: The Needs of the Many? Really? Feb 8, 2010, 07:31 VoodooV
 
Could be worse...could be a Star Wars novel entitled "I've got a bad feeling about this..."  
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News Comments > DRM Discussion
28. Re: DRM Discussion Feb 3, 2010, 14:21 VoodooV
 
this is just a rehash of every other previous drm thread ever existed.

piracy is cost of doing business in the digital world. There is *always* going to be someone smart enough to crack the protection. So instead of marketing games to pirates, why are companies not doing the obvious thing here and marketing to people who WANT to pay. 50 and 60 bucks for games also drive people to pirate. Take a lesson from Steam and sell for less, even if it is just once in a while and guess what, you'll make money.

Even if I were to equate every pirated copy to a lost sale (and I don't) You can't get it back...you never will. litigation will never be the answer to lost sales.

but of course, anti-piracy is a whole industry now, They have a vested interest in lying or misleading people into thinking DRM will always be needed no matter what.

follow the money people.
 
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News Comments > LucasArts Prez on Future Plans
13. Re: LucasArts Prez on Future Plans Jan 29, 2010, 15:57 VoodooV
 
KOTOR 3 and XWing sims are the only fucking thing they need to work on.  
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
2. Re: Chrome OS to Have Integrated Media Player Jan 22, 2010, 17:58 VoodooV
 
maybe the difference is that Chrome's player won't suck?

I totally agree with you, but it just makes me wonder how things would have played out if WMP actually was inobtrusive and did it's job well.
 
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News Comments > Mass Effect 2 and MAG Midnight Madness
14. Re: Mass Effect 2 and MAG Midnight Madness Jan 22, 2010, 17:12 VoodooV
 
I freely admit that I can't wait to play ME2.

But uhm...yeah..I can wait till the morning. Hell, I bought it off Amazon and didn't pay for release day shipping. Gee..I hope I don't get picked on for being 'uncool' at the water cooler at work next week.
 
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News Comments > Mass Effect 2 N7 Diary Trailer
7. Re: Mass Effect 2 N7 Diary Trailer Jan 19, 2010, 12:52 VoodooV
 
On one hand, adding in armor appearance customization seems rather frivolous. Do real hard core special ops people go around complaining that their gear looks ugly?

But on the other. It was a real shame that you got this cool N7 armor at the very beginning of the game, but you ditch it right away because it's the weakest armor and within 10 minutes you've already got a Predator armor that's way better (in addition, the camo look is better, but that's just personal taste)

So...woo?
 
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News Comments > Rumored Mass Effect 2 Day One DLC Details
31. Re: Rumored Mass Effect 2 Day One DLC Details Jan 16, 2010, 17:09 VoodooV
 
Finally, us rich bastards who collect game boxes get our deserved rewards.

Yes, the struggles of the oppressed rich are well documented. I realize you may have been just joking with that comment..so consider this a joke in return.

Anyway, back on topic. Day 1 DLC is not the trend..It's just EA being EA. Milking us for every penny is what they do. Producing a good product...that's just a nice side bonus
 
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News Comments > Star Trek Online Borg with Lifetime Subscription
39. Re: Star Trek Online Borg with Lifetime Subscription Jan 15, 2010, 23:32 VoodooV
 
you can run the $$ per month numbers all you want to make yourself feel better. But it still boils down to one thing. Is it worth it to you? y/n.

Paying that much money for a single game is NOT (and never will be) worth it to me.

Though I have to admit, I'm really kinda surprised they're doing the lifetime thing. Like Star Wars, Star Trek is iconic enough that there are a large number of people out there who will buy ANYTHING with the Star Trek/Star Wars/LOTR name on it, regardless of how stupid it is. The iconic nature of the game practically guarantees some semblance of longevity. Star Wars Galaxies is still going right?

You would think they would definitely want to string those people along.
 
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News Comments > Rumored Mass Effect 2 Day One DLC Details
20. Re: Rumored Mass Effect 2 Day One DLC Details Jan 15, 2010, 23:22 VoodooV
 
In principle, I am against Day 1 DLC. It should be in the damned game and not separate if it's day one.

That said, I'll still probably get it. I got it for Dragon Age too.

Bioware makes solid games (though they all seem to have the same style and general overall story. c'mon Bioware, give us something different than Jedi, Spectres and Grey Wardens. It's all just variations on the same goddamned theme)

Bioware is the exception to the rule. Dragon Age and ME2 are the first full price games that I've bought since....probably ME1. Otherwise, I refuse to buy full price games anymore. I can wait for them to drop to sub-$20

 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
2. Re: Morning Consolidation Jan 6, 2010, 18:29 VoodooV
 
Were it not for how unbalanced the game was, it would have been a hit.

those PILE spikes ruined the game for me. It's funny how the article mentions how people were turned off because of the slow pace. That wasn't the problem. There needs to be more slower paced tactical mech games like this. But I'm sure it's just more convenient to blame it on the slower pace than to acknowledge the true issues.

Not every game needs to cater to the FPS instant gratification crowd.
 
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News Comments > On ME2 Save Game Imports & New ME2 Trailers
2. Re: On ME2 Save Game Imports & New ME2 Trailers Dec 27, 2009, 17:23 VoodooV
 
Huh...didn't they say previously that New Game+ was no longer implemented? Change their minds or did I get bad info?

Anyway, yay for NG+ I'm not a min/maxer by default, but it's nice to be able to should the mood hit me and I feel the desire to optimize everything and make future playthroughs easier because of it.

The only way this could be better is that instead of throwing away our stats and merely giving us a bonus if we import over a ME1 save, that the ME2 truly continues where you left off and just raises the level cap to something like Lvl 120 and ME3 raises it to 180 or something like that. The last time something like that happened was way back in the DOS days of the D&D Pool of Radiance trilogy. IIRC, the only thing you lost when you imported your characters over to the next game was weapons and armor. But im sure someone can correct me on that since I never did finish that trilogy. I finished the first game and imported over and played a little bit of the 2nd, but that was as far as I got.

More RPGs need to implement this sort of feature
 
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News Comments > Mass Effect 2 Trailers
11. Re: Mass Effect 2 Trailers Dec 26, 2009, 11:22 VoodooV
 
We've already seen the collector's ship a couple times in previous trailers, so yes, I stand by my assertion that nothing new was revealed. The emphasis placed on how big it was was also nothing big. I mean shit, We defeated a gargantuan reaper in ME1. Another super large ship...so what?

Just reminds me of Darth Maul in Episode 1. If Lucas wasn't such a merchandising whore, the scene where Maul reveals his double bladed saber might have actually been shocking. But Maul was merchandised and spoiled to death long before the movie hit the screen, so the reveal of the double blade was underwhelming
 
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News Comments > Mass Effect 2 Trailers
8. Re: Mass Effect 2 Trailers Dec 24, 2009, 15:42 VoodooV
 
Am I the only one that was unimpressed by the 2nd half of the ME2 trailer? Not that it was bad or anything, I actually really liked the action sequence. just that it really didn't show us anything more. They split it up and made it seem like something big was going to be revealed in the 2nd half...but nothing other than some CGI action sequences.

Granted, I should already be in media blackout over this game...but still. I just felt underwhelmed to see the 2nd half.
 
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