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by drumlord
Mon Nov 14, 2005 1:03 pm
Forum: Lunar: Dragon Song
Topic: October sales figures...
Replies: 45
Views: 24654

I'm with Rune on sequels. I was too lazy to respond before. But video games don't follow the same rules as movies (who very occasionally break that sequel rule). Halo 2 I believe sold more than Halo. GTA 3 and beyond simply slaughtered GTA 1 and 2. Super Mario Bros 3 outdid 1 and 2 (I think). Withou...
by drumlord
Sun Nov 13, 2005 1:55 pm
Forum: Lunar 3 & Rumors
Topic: Lunar 3 level 99 characters...
Replies: 5
Views: 10715

...I don't think I understand this question. Lunar 3 doesn't exist yet, and a game can have any scale of HP/MP and max level. Arc 1 had a max level of 60, while Arc II topped out at 999 (I think, never heard of anyone actually making it past 400 or so); previous Lunars have all stayed in triple-dig...
by drumlord
Mon Nov 07, 2005 6:42 pm
Forum: General Gaming
Topic: Did anyone watch the G4 Speical on Violence in Videogames?
Replies: 64
Views: 30359

Just for clarification, I meant chime in in regards to Thompson's statement, not lioyd's. It's still a very stupid statement though and possibly not worth commenting on. It just floored me when I first saw it.
by drumlord
Mon Nov 07, 2005 3:16 pm
Forum: General Gaming
Topic: Did anyone watch the G4 Speical on Violence in Videogames?
Replies: 64
Views: 30359

What? Are you saying Osama had nothing to do with 9/11? Prooobably not the smartest thing to say. Being Muslim or any religion does not prevent you from doing bad things. Plus, what religion do you think the hijackers practiced? You know, I could go on, but that's just such an ignorant statement I'm...
by drumlord
Sun Nov 06, 2005 8:51 pm
Forum: Almost Anything Goes Board
Topic: Sephiroth vs Ghaleon (The final battle!!!!!)
Replies: 10
Views: 5779

Don't we already have a lengthy thread on this very topic?
by drumlord
Fri Nov 04, 2005 9:55 pm
Forum: General Gaming
Topic: Did anyone watch the G4 Speical on Violence in Videogames?
Replies: 64
Views: 30359

^ Won what? Uh...whatever then... No further comments from me. You guys are looking at things in a direction different from mine. You're exactly right. The direction I'm looking in is the sane one, the one that doesn't involve supporting a man who says thing like this: Oh, and certain regional gove...
by drumlord
Fri Nov 04, 2005 5:21 pm
Forum: General Gaming
Topic: Did anyone watch the G4 Speical on Violence in Videogames?
Replies: 64
Views: 30359

kiz wrote:His real intentions are that he's a has-been lawyer who's trying to gain some fame by being outlandish.

Kiz wins. He's exactly right, except that "has-been" might be giving him too much credit. Just because you've fought the big corporations doesn't mean you are as signifigant as them.
by drumlord
Fri Nov 04, 2005 2:54 pm
Forum: General Gaming
Topic: Did anyone watch the G4 Speical on Violence in Videogames?
Replies: 64
Views: 30359

Hey I thought i should point this out. a few months back, i was reading an article about an grandmother that purchased GTA: San Andreas for her grandkids (both still WAY under the age limit for the game). well, anyway, someone broke into their house with them in it and the kids were playing the gam...
by drumlord
Fri Nov 04, 2005 4:49 am
Forum: General Gaming
Topic: Did anyone watch the G4 Speical on Violence in Videogames?
Replies: 64
Views: 30359

spirit, I need not take my own advice and research. That's exactly what I have done already! I am a journalist (though in most cases I don't call myself that) and have written on Thompson before. More importantly, I've written on the implications of video games' corruption several times. I've read t...
by drumlord
Thu Nov 03, 2005 2:52 pm
Forum: General Lunar Discussion
Topic: Lunar Entries on Wikipedia
Replies: 17
Views: 7275

Alunissage wrote:Well, saying things you know to be false just to be funny really isn't that humorous.


Have you never seen the Tonight Show? Late Show? Daily Show? Stand-up comedians? etc. etc.
by drumlord
Wed Nov 02, 2005 3:34 am
Forum: General Gaming
Topic: Did anyone watch the G4 Speical on Violence in Videogames?
Replies: 64
Views: 30359

Don't be brainwashed my ass. You know, I could care less if you think Thompson has a good cause. The man is a sociopath. He compares his enemies to nazis and particularly highpowered enemies to Hitler. He thinks Sony and Take 2 releasing GTA is the equivalent of Pearl F u cking Harbor. He wants kids...
by drumlord
Mon Oct 31, 2005 12:38 pm
Forum: General Gaming
Topic: Did anyone watch the G4 Speical on Violence in Videogames?
Replies: 64
Views: 30359

The trouble is that we're working with a rather odd moral system to begin with. In movies, shooting somebody int he head is not as bad as showing a nipple for a few seconds. Personally, as far as psychological damage I think the gunshot is worse. And as far as imitating, I'd rather my kids go after ...
by drumlord
Sun Oct 30, 2005 3:15 pm
Forum: General Gaming
Topic: Guess we should have expected this
Replies: 12
Views: 7172

You could look at it this way... we used to pay around $60 for certain games back in the SNES/Genesis days. My copy of Phantasy Star IV ran me $99 brand new the day it came out. Except now the costs are for development instead of manufacturing. Yeah, you can also be thankful the reigning system isn...
by drumlord
Fri Oct 28, 2005 4:41 pm
Forum: General Gaming
Topic: Guess we should have expected this
Replies: 12
Views: 7172

That's because there will be some games that will be $60 and no MSRP exists for those games yet. If you recall, all DS games were priced at $50 before the system came out and PSP games, depending on where you looked, were priced for $50 or $60. They get marked down to their actual price. But to put ...
by drumlord
Fri Oct 28, 2005 4:27 pm
Forum: General Gaming
Topic: Did anyone watch the G4 Speical on Violence in Videogames?
Replies: 64
Views: 30359

It should be noted that restricting video game sales as a law is NOT the same as R-rated movies. That's a flawed comparison. The movie industry is self-regulated and the video game industry should be as well. Also, the law in California does not use M rating, but is actually far more open and could ...
by drumlord
Mon Oct 24, 2005 4:56 pm
Forum: Lunar: Dragon Song
Topic: September US sales
Replies: 38
Views: 18870

I recall the Ninety-Ninety rule being stated something like this: The first 90% of the project takes the first 90% of the time, and the last 10% of the project takes the other 90% of the time. That sounds about right. The reason I can never remember it is that a web dev book I had expanded upon it ...
by drumlord
Sun Oct 23, 2005 2:06 pm
Forum: General Gaming
Topic: Jack Thompson
Replies: 8
Views: 5908

If I have my times correct, he spoke by email to GAF and penny arcade around the same time. But he spoke to us (one of my cali staff members, Ash) on the phone AFTER he spoke to Gabe on the phone. So he was apparently already pissed and was just doing a lot of yelling. But I guess Ash basically conv...
by drumlord
Sun Oct 23, 2005 2:03 pm
Forum: Lunar: Dragon Song
Topic: September US sales
Replies: 38
Views: 18870

It's also worth noting that there are sayings in software development (that I will get the wording totally wrong to) like "The first 90% is not nearly as bad as the second 90%" What that is referring to is that people always want a percentage assigned to where they are in development. And 90% tends ...
by drumlord
Sat Oct 22, 2005 7:15 pm
Forum: Lunar: Dragon Song
Topic: September US sales
Replies: 38
Views: 18870

No it isn't a lack of common sense. It's an incredibly practical way of developing a product. Design decisions are made by designers. That's why they exist. Developers, depending on the product you are making, can have everything from a bit of design input to being designers themselves. But no matte...
by drumlord
Mon Oct 17, 2005 11:37 pm
Forum: General Lunar Discussion
Topic: Game Arts purchased
Replies: 21
Views: 11541

Actually, if I where to win the powerball, I would spend the money far more wisely. For instance, I would only buy back Game Arts, then give the company major funding for a Lunar 3. You sir, have a different definition of "wisely" than me. Game Arts is no guarantee of getting a quality game title. ...