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Forum: News Comments August 21st, 2008, 12:36
Replies: 30
Views: 2,184
Posted By abbaon
I do agree with you. I just wanted to do my…

I do agree with you. I just wanted to do my recursive "lost sales" gag. Okay, a serious post.

If I were in the habit of framing issues in moral terms, I'd say something like:

Game piracy is…
Forum: News Comments August 21st, 2008, 04:17
Replies: 30
Views: 2,184
Posted By abbaon
A single pirate causes the industry a non-zero…

A single pirate causes the industry a non-zero loss in revenue. Together, pirates cost the industry billions. No argument there.

But you appear to be suggesting here that arguments over the exact…
Forum: Off-Topic January 28th, 2008, 09:41
Replies: 3,461
Views: 191,217
Posted By abbaon
Drone on the A String…

Drone on the A String (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qpdG5Ph1hPA)
Forum: News Comments January 13th, 2008, 21:50
Replies: 43
Views: 2,941
Posted By abbaon
For Dragon Age and games like Dragon Age, I…

For Dragon Age and games like Dragon Age, I agree. In general? I wonder. Dispensing with a stable cast of characters would cost you storytelling depth, but perhaps you could make it up in other…
Forum: News Comments January 10th, 2008, 01:00
Replies: 7
Views: 1,248
Posted By abbaon
Well, the weapons look 50ish…ish. They remind…

Well, the weapons look 50ish…ish. They remind me of Hampson's cutaways (http://www.dan-dare.org/DareGal6.htm), showing the interior of a device. Where's that sleek, sculpted skin?
Forum: News Comments January 2nd, 2008, 10:13
Replies: 51
Views: 3,549
Posted By abbaon
Damn it, Geist. You anticipated most of my points…

Damn it, Geist. You anticipated most of my points while I was distracted by Mario Galaxy.


The title is "On Fantasy Economies", the subject is loot, and the most interesting idea so far has been…
Forum: News Comments January 1st, 2008, 16:10
Replies: 51
Views: 3,549
Posted By abbaon
For a motivation for taking a life, you can't…

For a motivation for taking a life, you can't sink much lower than "Because I wanted his stuff." The only reason to kill another sapient individual that could be stupider and less defensible would be…
Forum: News Comments December 20th, 2007, 02:39
Replies: 10
Views: 1,188
Posted By abbaon
Didn't say it did. I said there's nothing to be…

Didn't say it did. I said there's nothing to be gained from a Bethsoft interview unless you can score a real-time chat with someone on the design team. We can't argue when we're in agreement.
Forum: News Comments December 19th, 2007, 11:54
Replies: 10
Views: 1,188
Posted By abbaon
If you can get a member of the design team into…

If you can get a member of the design team into circumstances where he has to speak off-the-cuff — a chatroom, a phone call — he might accidentally say something interesting. Nothing to be gained…
Forum: News Comments December 19th, 2007, 01:12
Replies: 13
Views: 1,234
Posted By abbaon
Like Warren says, read his blog…

Like Warren says, read his blog (http://junctionpoint.wordpress.com/), man, read his blog (http://junctionpoint.wordpress.com/):

"Iím hugely motivated these days by my love of and frustration with…
Forum: Polls & Comments December 18th, 2007, 23:35
Replies: 50
Views: 10,453
Posted By abbaon
Yes. But Cleve's a Christian now, so that'll be a…

Yes. But Cleve's a Christian now, so that'll be a biblical week (http://www.thebeautifulthoughtsofgod.com/studies/S07.htm).
Forum: Polls & Comments December 18th, 2007, 15:47
Replies: 50
Views: 10,453
Posted By abbaon
Talk about jumping the gun. You couldn't wait a…

Talk about jumping the gun. You couldn't wait a week for Grimoire?
Forum: News Comments December 17th, 2007, 13:33
Replies: 12
Views: 1,798
Posted By abbaon
Well, that settles the question of whether…

Well, that settles the question of whether they're using heavy dark lines in every texture. How many barrels do you see in this screenshot…
Forum: News Comments December 15th, 2007, 06:37
Replies: 16
Views: 1,488
Posted By abbaon
cuthbert: In that case, you're right. WoW did…

cuthbert:
In that case, you're right. WoW did it earlier. Bioshock deserves credit for successfully introducing the idea to the FPS, but that's not quite the same thing as innovating.
Forum: News Comments December 15th, 2007, 05:05
Replies: 16
Views: 1,488
Posted By abbaon
I haven't played nearly enough WoW to speak…

I haven't played nearly enough WoW to speak authoritatively, but it sounds like difference lies in the things which I described and you didn't.
Forum: News Comments December 14th, 2007, 17:25
Replies: 16
Views: 1,488
Posted By abbaon
Nothing foolish about 10, 8, and 6. My picks: …

Nothing foolish about 10, 8, and 6. My picks:

Bioshock's Big Daddies: scripted boss battles where you write the script. You pick the time, the place and the tools, leading the poor guy through the…
Forum: News Comments December 2nd, 2007, 07:48
Replies: 9
Views: 1,264
Posted By abbaon
Have any of these patches improved the movement…

Have any of these patches improved the movement rates or added keyboard controls?
Forum: News Comments December 1st, 2007, 18:54
Replies: 42
Views: 2,677
Posted By abbaon
"A number of factors were taken into…

"A number of factors were taken into consideration when selecting a winner: How good the game was compared to others of its time, its overall game design, how well it stands up over the years, how…
Forum: News Comments November 30th, 2007, 04:23
Replies: 2
Views: 1,450
Posted By abbaon
Icarus, huh? I took it for an angel. The story of…

Icarus, huh? I took it for an angel. The story of Icarus is one of the central metaphors of the original game. "Centuries" still grates at me, but who knows who wrote it or what role he'll play in…
Forum: News Comments November 28th, 2007, 15:06
Replies: 84
Views: 7,266
Posted By abbaon
Context….

Context. (http://www.rpgwatch.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1028#16) You may want to find another forum niche, Mike. The site already has a Mistress of the Obvious.
Forum: News Comments November 28th, 2007, 06:11
Replies: 84
Views: 7,266
Posted By abbaon
Wait. WAIT A SECOND. Do you mean to…

Wait.

WAIT A SECOND.

Do you mean to imply that Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) only exists to create profit for its shareholders?

Thank you, comrade! Another bourgeois running-dog plot…
Forum: News Comments November 28th, 2007, 02:31
Replies: 84
Views: 7,266
Posted By abbaon
Too complicated. Sell the site to a gaming news…

Too complicated. Sell the site to a gaming news network and let them write your code.
Forum: News Comments November 28th, 2007, 01:22
Replies: 8
Views: 1,279
Posted By abbaon
A voiceover written by someone with a perfect,…

A voiceover written by someone with a perfect, unblemished ignorance of the intellectual history of the human race. Religious imagery and the Fibonacci sequence. Fuck you very much, Dan Brown. And,…
Forum: News Comments November 27th, 2007, 09:59
Replies: 54
Views: 3,628
Posted By abbaon
Yesterday, I'd have sworn up and down that a…

Yesterday, I'd have sworn up and down that a sequel could disappoint me, but not offend me, and never anger me. My memory of the original work is inviolate; nothing you do can touch it. Today, this…
Forum: News Comments November 19th, 2007, 00:15
Replies: 13
Views: 2,918
Posted By abbaon
Does not compute.

Does not compute.
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