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German Court Forbids Resale of Valve Games

Xaoswolf Re: Game theory (261 comments)

Competition doesnt mean that you can exactly copy someone elses designs, just that you can make competing products. You're essentially upset because you can't buy a Lambo from a Kia dealer. You can't but Heroes VI, but there are hundreds of other similiar games to choose from.

about 2 months ago
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Sony Bringing PSN Pass To All First-Party Games

Xaoswolf Re:Go away customers! (271 comments)

The first person still has their account with the developer, who has to store all their settings, acheivements, scores, and what ever else the first person has saved.

If that game is resold five times, they are now storing five peoples info, indefinitely, with the revenue of one.

My point still stands.

more than 2 years ago
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Sony Bringing PSN Pass To All First-Party Games

Xaoswolf Re:Go away customers! (271 comments)

When you buy used, you are buying Game Stop's product, not Sony's. Sony needs money to run PSN, which they don't get unless you are the first party. The real complaint should be based on the price and quality of games that make it to retail.

more than 2 years ago
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Coming Soon, Shorter Video Games

Xaoswolf things that will make me stop playing a game (637 comments)

1. Too much time between save points during difficult parts, this includes hour long boss battles. If I die, I don't want to replay the same long stretch again and again... 2. Forced time wasting. I don't mind big maps or mazes, just don't send me from one end to the other on foot. Give me a quick movement option. Don't put in stupid long cut scenes or fill the game with cut scenes every 5 minutes. I want to actually play the game. 3.jumping puzzles in games that shouldn't have them. I don't want to have to jump to a small platform, backflip off the ledge, swing off the pole and the land on the one rock on the lake. Especially because your camera sucks and your jumping controls were limited to jumping onto a crate the entire game leading up to this point. 3.

about 2 years ago
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Family To Receive $1.5M+ In Vaccine-Autism Award

Xaoswolf Re:What? (594 comments)

It's supposed to be a jury of your peers, and in a way, should be along the same lines of the peer review process for scientific papers. If I want my paper on astro physics to be peer reviewed, I don't get bob the plumber and tom the gardener to look at it. If the people doing the reviewing and making the judgment aren't qualified to understand the information, then how can you trust their judgment.

more than 3 years ago
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Why Some Supermassive Black Holes Have Big Jets

Xaoswolf Re:Good reading here (111 comments)

Universes created in this manner that contain laws of physics favorable to the creation of black holes will go on to evolve new "child universes" of their own; a sort of cosmic equivalent of Darwin's natural selection.

What happens when one black hole eats another?

more than 3 years ago
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Firefox's Awesome Bar...

Xaoswolf Re:WHAT??? (447 comments)

google being the friend that it is, shows me that the awesome bar is just the address bar? What? I don't get it.

more than 4 years ago
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Firefox's Awesome Bar...

Xaoswolf WHAT??? (447 comments)

Whats the awesome bar? How do I not know about this?

more than 4 years ago
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Visually Impaired Gamer Sues Sony

Xaoswolf Re:What next? Cameras? (550 comments)

if his right eye doesn't work, the holding the camera with the viewfinder over his left eye will put the button you press to take the picture in the middle of his face. Thus making it awkward.

more than 4 years ago
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Visually Impaired Gamer Sues Sony

Xaoswolf Re:Crossing the line ... (550 comments)

SD tvs are a thing of the past. Can you even still buy a SD TV? Maybe if you are going to walmart and buying the 6 inch B&W TV on the bargain shelf. Technology changes, if you are playing HD games on a SD TV, it's possibly time to upgrade.

Also, I'm color blind, but I don't get pissy when a game comes out that involves matching colors. I cannot play boogie bunnies. Simply cannot. I haven't lost any sleep over it.

more than 4 years ago
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Visually Impaired Gamer Sues Sony

Xaoswolf Re:What next? Cameras? (550 comments)

I believe that he is refering to the placement of the viewfinder and the fact that the eye that most people would use with the viewfinder is blind. This makes it awkward for him to use a camera

more than 4 years ago
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Visually Impaired Gamer Sues Sony

Xaoswolf Re:What next? Cameras? (550 comments)

for the blind? Or you refering to music subtitles?

more than 4 years ago
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EA Spends 3x on Marketing Than Development

Xaoswolf Re:TJ (442 comments)

How much more developement can you put into releasing the same football game every year? All you have to do is change the jerseys...

more than 4 years ago
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Earth's Period of Habitability Is Nearly Over

Xaoswolf Re:Dang! Things were just getting fun (756 comments)

I imagine that the real war will be between the hippies not wanting us to drill where we can or use nuclear fuels, and the people who still want to have electricity.

It will be a short war, what with one side having all the guns, and the other side being too high to remember where the battles are to take place...

more than 4 years ago
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Earth's Period of Habitability Is Nearly Over

Xaoswolf Re:Dang! Things were just getting fun (756 comments)

She could be loose as hell, but throwing a hot dog down a hallway can still be fun if the hot dog is the Oscar Meyer Wiener Mobile.

more than 4 years ago
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Earth's Period of Habitability Is Nearly Over

Xaoswolf Re:Dang! Things were just getting fun (756 comments)

they haven't changed much in the last hundred million years or so. You could go back to the time of the dinosaurs and they would still be recognizable.

Are they the same species? If they aren't, then the original species has gone extinct. The same is true for humanity. We are Homosapien, once there are no more of us, then the human race as we know it is extinct.

more than 4 years ago
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Earth's Period of Habitability Is Nearly Over

Xaoswolf Re:Dang! Things were just getting fun (756 comments)

Wouldn't that be, "kick it with Tom Cruise OR Xenu"? Xenu being the bad guy in the scientology mythology. I never understood why people keep saying things like this other than they don't actually understand the religion and just think it's cool to mock it. Please, L. Ron is their god, Xenu is their devil. L. Ron you can kick it with because he is currently astrally projecting himself around the cosmos, Xenu is buried under a mountain somewhere and would be difficult to kick it with.

more than 4 years ago

Submissions

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Xaoswolf Xaoswolf writes  |  more than 6 years ago

Xaoswolf writes "My parents have a business that is between 25 to 30 yards away from their house. I have seen kits to do this and equipment meant for large schools and such, but not much specifically for a small setup like this. I'm hoping to do this for between $300 to $400 without many major modifications to the equipment that I purchase. One building is a normal house, the other is a bit older and made of concrete blocks. The house has a window that would be good for placing the equipment at since it faces the store. The store lacks the same functionality, so we may need to either use equipment designed for outdoors, or use an extension to place the antennae outside. There is a covered area around the back door that would protect it from most weather if something is placed outside."

Journals

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What I've been up to

Xaoswolf Xaoswolf writes  |  about 7 years ago I've been toying with it for a while, and I think I'm going to actually start doing it now.

Xaoswolf is becoming a business man. I'm going to start my own gaming company. Mostly pen and paper, with pdf downloads and POD books to start. If that picks up perhaps I can move onto nice printed books, maybe some shirts and other swag.

Also been kicking around an idea for a video game. I got pretty much the whole thing down in my head including a couple of the levels, but no idea where to go from there. Who do you talk to in order to actually sell/develope a game? Not that I'll make tons of cash or that it will beat Diakatana in revenue if it even gets published, but I'd like to give it a try. It should be noted that, while I aced my programming classes, they were all easy, included no 3d modeling, and I can't do more than really simple cheezy text based games in C++. So I ain't doing it myself...

Also got an Xbox 360. Gamertag is Xaoswolf, feel free to add. I have Crackdown on the way, and I just beat marvel Ultimate Alliance (Ghost Rider, Spider-Man, Wolverine, and Captian America. Deadpool, Thor, and Dr. Strange in the reserve). Probably going to pick up Call of Duty 2 since it's pretty cheap now that 3 has been released.

Also, anybody use any of the game rental services like Gamefly? They any good? Or Blockbuster, if you signup for the mail service, you can get free game rentals in the store, but it doesn't say how many or for how long...

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Gencon anybody

Xaoswolf Xaoswolf writes  |  more than 8 years ago

Is anybody going to GenCon this year?

I'll be getting my girlfriend and my passes at the end of the month.

This will be my first GenCon, so if there are any veterans out there with any tips on what to do or what to avoid, feel free to let me know

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She got...

Xaoswolf Xaoswolf writes  |  more than 8 years ago

A pink saphire and diamond set consisting of a ring, necklace, and earrings.

I got the giant Hackmaster 32 page GM screen.

I think I got the better part of the deal.

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For the first time ever

Xaoswolf Xaoswolf writes  |  more than 8 years ago I metamoderated everything as fair...

The trolls and flamebait really were trolls and flamebate. The funny stuff was funny, and the insightfull stuff insightfull.

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GoDaddy???

Xaoswolf Xaoswolf writes  |  more than 8 years ago I'm looking to start a web page again, only this time, not using my current tripod one.

While I did enjoy the GoDaddy commercial, I am quite sure that there are other companies that will do the hosting and domain thing for me.

What are some companies that you guys are using for hosting and such?

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The World I have created... AD&D Post, non gamers beware

Xaoswolf Xaoswolf writes  |  more than 8 years ago A little history on my setting...

Back when history was just starting to be recorded and the oldest races were just discovering things like bronze, the world had may gods. These gods all bowed down to one powerfull diety that ruled them all, at least until he went mad and started a war with the other gods.

He began by turning the other gods against on and other, then as they weakened each other, he stepped in and killed those that he could, drove off the ones that he couldn't. When he stood over the world, his new prize, he smiled, then mad with power, began to destroy it.

The dragons, being the first race brought into being, and the last force able to confront the mad god. Vast armies of scaled bodies flew through the skies, many fell and were killed, but in the end, there were six left, and the mad god fell to the earth, leaving a vast crater.

These six dragons, having fed on the flesh and blood of the god, felt the power of godhood coursing through their veins. Each becomming a god in their own right. Sadly though, all that power was not enough for one, who lay in the arms of her mate, and slowly faded away.

Mad with grief at the loss of his mate, he flew far to the eastern continent where he began to remake all that he could, putting everything he could under his control.

The others each chose a domain, Realx built a lair in the crater, Fissure returned to his lair deep below the earths surface, Kalax Turned to the wilds of the north, and Maltarge sought his home within the waves of the seas.

As time would go on, these dragons would soon be worshipped as gods by the mortal races. History, and carefull editing, removes the names of the old gods, and any god attempting to gain a foot hold soon finds his congregation missing.

That's all I have time for now... I bring it up to date and give some play by plays of my characters exploits next time...

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Just how bad does Palestine have it now?

Xaoswolf Xaoswolf writes  |  more than 8 years ago

I see it as the beginning of the end for Hamas.

Think about it. If Hamas is in control of the government, then any act by them is no longer the act of a rogue terrorist group, it now becomes the action of the government of Palestine. This means that the next attack by Hamas will signal the end of Palestine.

Of course, it may also mean the start of world war three...
But that would depend on which how Iran handles the situation. I'm just hoping that it all happens before the develope nuclear capibilities...

Of course, the exact opposite could happen as well, and Hamas could become so bogged down by beuocracy that they can't blow up school busses without filling out form A-15327 obtaining the proper permits, getting written consent from the suicide bomber, and ensuring that all workplace saftey measures, such as goggles, hard hats, and gloves are observed. In which case, we may never have another bombing again....

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What have I been doing???

Xaoswolf Xaoswolf writes  |  more than 8 years ago Well, pretty much I've been working these last several months...

I don't nesscessarily line my job, but it pays the bills, and since I work 4 ten hour days, I get three days off a week, during which I can see my girlfriend and attend classes. Which is the other thing that is new, and I don't nesscessarily like...

No, not the girlfriend you dolt, the classes. She's downright awesome, hell, she even has a character in my AD&D campaign(more on that later perhaps)

Currently, as I am a new transfer student to Slippery Rock University, I am taking an intro class, and I am learning such fun items as double clicking, and the basics of web page design. At some point we are supposed to go into Java, but I'm not entirely sure...

I pretty much just don't pay attention and do the assignments... So far, I think it's working.../P

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In which, I come out of retirement

Xaoswolf Xaoswolf writes  |  more than 9 years ago So, I have to network two buildings roughly 30 yards apart.

I'm thinking wireless, but, I don't really have that much experience with wireless networking, let alone wireless networking over distances larger than an apartment.

Anybody got any ideas as to what to use, or how?

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This may be old news, but I just found it...

Xaoswolf Xaoswolf writes  |  more than 10 years ago Slashdot personals

I can see it now...

SWM seeking SF

Hobbies include, crapflooding and goatse links

looking for woman who writes a good CmdrTaco Cowboy Neal slashfic...

Ugh...

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So, I'm thinking of a new case mod

Xaoswolf Xaoswolf writes  |  more than 10 years ago I have a couple old laptops with bad boards and other various problems, but rather pristine monitors. Just how hard would it be to slap a laptops LCD monitor onto the side of a normal computer case.

Well, slapping it on there wouldn't be all that hard, but I'm guessing wiring it in is going to be the hard part...

Speaking of wiring, don't you just love finding out that one of your employees decided that instead of buying an new power adapter, he decided to grab the electrical tape and "fix" the broken plug on the old one?

Oh well, at least people like that pretty much garuntee me a job...

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Matrix Revolutions...

Xaoswolf Xaoswolf writes  |  more than 10 years ago

So I saw the matrix Revolutions.

I bet it's a lot like dating Bill Gates.

It starts off with lots of anticipation for the things to come. He gives you hints as to his bank account. Small (for him) gifts every here and there. Then, he gives you a Ferrarri.

Now, your thinking, damn, this car fucking rocks, holy shit, this is awsome, I wonder what he'll give me next. So, the next morning, he proposes to you. You think, "Well, I did get the cool car, there has to be something better for next year", so of course you say yes.

Only, now you have to sleep with Bill, and he's a computer programmer. Have you ever slept with someone who spends all their time staring at computer code all day? It ain't pretty, not in the least. Especially with Mr. Gates, cause he likes it in the butt.

So here you are, getting pounded in the ass by a scrawny little computer nerd, thinking to your self, "I wonder what I'll get next year, it's gotta be good." But next year comes around, and you get a civic. Sure, he promises that you'll get something better the next day, but that's just to keep you around so he can fuck you in the ass.

The way I see it, if I were fucking Bill Gates, I'd at least have that kick ass car...

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I guess I'm a troll

Xaoswolf Xaoswolf writes  |  more than 10 years ago So, I get modded as a troll for This, but I ask you, can you think of any other reason why they would teach harry potter physics in a school?

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Password, we don't need no stinking password

Xaoswolf Xaoswolf writes  |  more than 10 years ago So, I got an Excel spreadsheet that's password protected, is there an easy way to crack it?

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laptopage

Xaoswolf Xaoswolf writes  |  more than 10 years ago Laptops, what's good what sucks?

I've got a friend who is looking and i really have no clue as to what he should get.

to be used for school and gaming. Any ideas?

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C'mon, elect me again

Xaoswolf Xaoswolf writes  |  more than 10 years ago Clinton wants change in presidential term limits

Thursday, May 29, 2003 Posted: 1:21 AM EDT (0521 GMT)

BOSTON, Massachusetts (Reuters) -- Former President Bill Clinton said Wednesday Congress should change the rule that barred him from seeking a third term in the White House, but stopped short of saying he wants to return as commander-in-chief.

Speaking at the John F. Kennedy Library and Museum here, Clinton questioned certain aspects of the 22nd Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, which prevents a person from being elected president more than twice.

Clinton said the amendment, passed after Franklin D. Roosevelt was elected to a record fourth term, should be changed simply to keep a person from being elected to more than two consecutive terms as president.

"I think since people are living much longer ... the 22nd Amendment should probably be modified to say two consecutive terms instead of two terms for a lifetime," Clinton said.

The former president said such a change probably wouldn't apply to him but would benefit future generations.

...

Sure, it probably wouldn't apply to him...

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Equilibrium

Xaoswolf Xaoswolf writes  |  more than 10 years ago Go out and buy it now.

On the cover it says "Forget 'The Matrix'! This movie will blow you away!"

And let me tell you ladies and gentlemen, they ain't lying.

Now if you'll excuse me, I must find a dojo that teaches the Gun Kata.

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Hey, more scientology fun

Xaoswolf Xaoswolf writes  |  more than 10 years ago It seems as though those kooky bastards have discovered the Scientology Livejournal and caused it's suspending.

The journal entries consisted of those ultra secret OT documents that Scientologists don't want you to see, at least until you undergo their brain washing that is...

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