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Comment Re:april fools? (Score 1) 273

Half the world writes it 4/1 the other half 1/4, the one you use doesn't make it any better then the one they use.
It's a big world, you have to expect people to do things differently then you do...but then that would be thinking people are individuals and it's ok to be different

Comment Re:Why not ReiserFS? (Score 4, Insightful) 161

Not to mention ext3 doesn't lose random OS files in the wake of a sudden power failure like reiserfs does. I might be alone on this event but after it happening on 3 different systems at 3 different times I'd think it would be documented more. I've always thought reiserfs was overrated and even if there is a speed increase data integrity is a lot more important to me.

It doesn't bother me that the creator is a convicted murderer, it does bother me that the file system gets away with murder all the time.

Comment Re:Microsoft,Bethesda Destroying Console Gaming (Score 1) 137

To be fair they weren't real vampires, just glorified cannibals.
I've had a few crashes and one time in the Enclave base I got stuck under the floor railing and wasn't able to get to the stairs. Only happened once though and wasn't repeatable.
I think most of these 'its buggy' people just nitpick over everything for the sake of nitpicking over everything. I've seen graphic glitches, animation glitches, pathing issues and lots of havoc quirks but nothing that would send me on a quest to belittle the game claiming it to be a POS engine.

Comment Re:Paranoia (Score 1) 137

Try some of the mods that change the armor/hp/damage ratings to be closer to how they were in F1 and F2...I have a level 20 character that gets ripped apart in less then 2 seconds from a single turret.
If you're looking for more of a challenge find those mods. If you're on PS3 or XBOX, stop complaining and accept that you have already given into corporate conformity =)


WiiWare Week Round Up 64

Mark Graham writes "All this week, UK games development site Develop has been running a series of articles under its 'WiiWare Week' banner, analyzing developer's affections for, and the potential success of Nintendo's upcoming WiiWare digital distribution platform. Most revealing is the claim that Nintendo has been secretly 'waging war' on the likes of Sony and Microsoft by capitalizing on frustrations over cuts to the Xbox Live Arcade royalty rate (down from 70% to 35% for any game making under $4m in revenue) and talking up the service's access to a wide audience to win over development support. It features commentary from both established developers (such as David Braben, creator of Elite, and Scott Orr, creator of Madden) — and indie teams (developers of new WiiWare games Pop and Gravitronix) making launch games for the service."

Submission + - Stardock shares its thoughts about piracy 1

Jamie Bosmans writes: "Recently we have been seeing a lot of developers tell us that piracy is ruining the PC gaming industry.
According to the developers they have no choice but to convert to the world of consoles if they want to survive.

Stardock has a different view on this issue though. They claim that PC game developers should be looking for big markets instead of "The cool factor".

Read the article here."
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Submission + - Linden Lab CEO Rosedale steps down

An anonymous reader writes: Philip Rosedale, creator of Second Life, is ready to focus on the fun part of creating a company — to sit down in the seat of the chairman and provide "vision, strategy and design" ideas to grow the world the he brought online back in 2003. He said that he has begun looking for a chief executive officer to replace him, someone who will be able to scale the company to "thousands of people and tens of millions of users of Second Life." No word on who will become CEO yet.

Submission + - Save the Date for the NASA MMO RFP Briefing (

NASA MMO Team writes: Save the Date for the NASA MMO RFP Briefing April 21, 2008 NASA Massively Multiplayer Online Educational Game RFP Briefing: The NASA Massively Multiplayer Online (MMO) Educational Game RFP Briefing is scheduled on April 21 to provide interested development partners an opportunity to learn directly from NASA officials regarding the vision, goals, and expectations for the development of this MMO Educational Game. Participants will also have the opportunity to register for a one-on-one session with NASA officials during the briefing session to discuss specific questions that they have in regard to the upcoming NASA MMO Educational Game Request for Proposal (RFP). The Briefing will be held at the BWI Airport Marriott, Additional information on the Briefing can be found at the NASA MMO home page, SPACE IS LIMITED. REGISTER TODAY.

Submission + - 10 augmented reality demos to revolutionize games (

comogard writes: "Augmented Reality (AR) has the potential to do something parents can't: free gamers from their couches and usher them into the real world, to play. I am passionately sharing my findings about augmented reality in a new blog: games alfresco — in pursuit of the ultimate augmented reality game. My latest post is the irresistible: "Top 10 augmented reality demos that will revolutionize video games". It's a result of sifting through thousands of demos. I think it's pretty cool. It's also reflecting my vision of the future of augmented reality games."

Submission + - Beijing olympics website pirates flash games (

RemyBR writes: "Stolen video games are nothing new in China, but it reaches a disturbing new level when the official website of the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games does it. Several of the flash games located on the website seem to have been lifted and modified from already existing games. As Ars Techinca reports, developer Cadin Batrack has noticed that the game resembled a modified version of his own game, Snow Day, as if someone had downloaded the SWF file and modified it. That game has been taken down, but more remain."

I took a fish head to the movies and I didn't have to pay. -- Fish Heads, Saturday Night Live, 1977.