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January 30th, 2007, 07:25
I tried the original French demo with an attempted translation to English, which was not enough to help me understand what was going on, to be able to enjoy the game, so I wait till I hear some feedback.

Jabberwocky, gamespot is like gamespy, in the sense they have been bought by corporations and maybe the same ones (?) mostly likely by RScaife media organizations such as fox news, iirc.
What they do is form a pay system and reserve popular registration names requiring you to join to get a name.

How do they get the list of popular names?
Just like email scams which broadcast to millions of randomly generated email addys, they included a nice section at the end to be taken off the spam list, so by replying to the Link they provide, they get your email addy from your reply.
So these pay to join sites just sit back collecting names as unsuspecting people try to register, hoping you want your name and to be on their board bad enough to pay.

I found this out by trying to register, while my preferred name since D&D days back in the 80s, Acleacius and since I completely made it up during my initial first game, I knew it's not a common name.
I tried to register on IGN, the parent site of gamespy where I do have the name for about 6 years, though I really only posted on Bloodlines after we all moved from Dilapidation.
IGN said the name was not available, which normally on most boards means already taken, since it's not common name, I wanted to see who was posting and what kind of post they were making, doing a search revealed no such poster, ever on their boards.

[Btw in case you’re wondering whom and what kind of corporations are buying up game sites and what can expect, one in particular owns maybe up to 80% of the all the English language print and broadcast media outlets in the world (iirc), RScaife and he is the only evil Australian I know of but he is pretty bad.] :thedevil? Maybe!:

He is the one whom has orchestrated and financed the illegal media takeover in the US (much of the world too), with phony grassroot neo-fascist front organizations like the heritage foundation, kato institute and federalist society.

"Fascism should more appropriately be called Corporatism because it is a merger of State and corporate power." Benito Mussolini

He was first exposed (iirc) in 1981 fielding a question from Columbia Journalism Review reporter, Karen Rothmyer about his financial backings, quoting his reply and bleeped for the kids.
“You *ucking Communist *unt, get out of here”

So it's really best to avoid these sites, just in the sense of saving your sanity, imo.
Trust me, most of the names I have been called you can't translate in any language…they're not even real words as much as a succession of violent images.
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