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About riptide

  • Birthday 12/06/1979

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    Computers:<br />Programming, gaming, and combinations of the two.<br />Other:<br />Climbing(wall or rock), surfing, spending time with my wife

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  1. Maybe people like different things in a game than you do. A review is, after all, mostly an opinion-oriented view of the game. If you want a review to say something specific, you may write your own.
  2. This is when I whip out the soldering iron
  3. Wife called and said I received my copy a bit ago... unfortunately, I can't play it till I get off work and get home... I think she's taunting me.
  4. Dunno... probably in record time Just only install bare minimals and play. You can install the rest later
  5. they use those new grenade-proof doors in Mexico City
  6. What makes me the most annoyed is that they're talking about how it's illegal to sell a game before the release date.... but what about charging customers' credit cards before the product is delivered? I mean sure that happens all the time legally, but it's different when the customer is told and expects to be billed first and when they just you bill first.
  7. I remember reading many posts similar to these before when GR1 came out... the people talking were mostly players of previous RS games. Some posts were about how they were frustrated that their hardware couldn't run it(voodoo 3 fuzzy fonts come to mind). Some posted that they didn't like the gameplay compared to the RS games. Some players never played GR1 as much as they played their original games and moved on to other games later. Some players did end up playing GR1 and enjoying it for the years it lasted. Many of the players that came to GR1 were new players that found the game unique and had not played any previous RS games. I'm willing to bet that the same could probably be said for GR:AW as it matures. Some of you may and possibly already have moved on. Others will stay, and yet others will come fresh to it. As with anything changed and new, some will like the changes and some will not. The goal a game publisher has in remaking an old game or adding a sequel is not to keep the entire same audience because that's impossible. It's to keep as many old players as possible while gaining enough new audience to hopefully equal if not increase the total overall audience.
  8. I'm sure it'll pop up on a torrent somewhere soon after release... that'll be one way to not have to wait or deal with a bogged down server.
  9. Maybe if you have been around here and read what the developers have to say you would be better informed than hanging out in that kiddo infested UBI forum. Sorry man, but this is getting tired. ← There are just as many smacktards here as there are over there. And even if the members of the official forum are younger and perhaps a little less articulate, that doesn't make their opinions any less valid than yours. ← I agree. I respect people's opinion, and some people over there have also some good ideas for the game. But I still like it here, because people are more mature and are more polite than the UBI forum. @UBI forum people are hostile and start flaming the devs and each other for insignificant things. ← You take the blue pill and the thead gets locked. You wake in by your computer and believe whatever you want to believe. You take the red pill and you stay in GR-Land and Grin shows you how deep the rabbit-hole goes. (pause) Remember -- all Grin is offering is GRAW, nothing more. Oh wait... no... I didn't say that... I'm not really that geeky.... really!
  10. Is the network code for GRAW based off of the network code from the original GR? There were many good things and bad things about that protocol, and I'm interested if we can expect similar behavior. I'm not sure this has been asked quite this way before... I am hoping that a dev will answer, but anyone with info, please share. [Merged into existing thread - Please check before posting]
  11. I definately enjoyed the LAN play -- My brother and I coop'ed all of the missions and later went on to player created missions in the later days [GR] when some of the really detailed coop missions started coming out. That was some massive fun, and I hope to do the same for GRAW. Unfortunately, my bro and I don't room anymore, so we'll have to play over the VPN we've set up between our appartments.
  12. In addition, MS knows that they don't "own" the gaming market. If MS stopped supporting gaming for its OSs, they know that another OS will give the support lacking from MS. They're already loosing some market share with many users turning to Linux, and now the Intel based Macs(mostly for purposes other than gaming). Right now, those competitors don't really significantly cut into the gaming market for Windows, but if MS stopped supporting games, it would lead even more customers away from MS. Not that MS couldn't survive without it's gaming support, but it would definately start to hurt them... and they're not about to let something slip that easily when they're already losing some customers.
  13. Hmm... I don't really think that any of us said that "our version" of GR would be any better... we just prefer the type of games generally released on PC platform. There are many who prefer those released on consoles. It's not necessarily right or wrong or better or worse. I believe what was originally being expressed was more along the lines of: We're hoping that the manufacturer keeps making apples because we prefer apples over oranges even though many people like oranges.
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