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the bestest ever
written by Medeivalstargazer on Jun 25, 2007 00:12
Erm, innovative games:

Spore
Noctis
Flow

Note that only one of those is going to be sold for money

edit: Actually, correction, while flow is available free online, they also sell a PS3 copy in sony's online store thinger.
krush kill 'n destroy
written by Geekofdeath on Jun 25, 2007 01:15
World of Warcraft has given the MMORPG genre a foothold, just as Dune II did with RTS, Wolfenstein 3D (or Doom) with FPS and Pong with arcade games.

Anyways, it annoys me when people with MySpace profiles (who, with many exceptions, are generally idiots anyways) have really loud music that automatically plays when you enter their profile.You enter, it plays, and makes you deaf for 5 minutes (and have your ears ringing for 2 hours thereafter) and forces you to snap, grab your headphones and throw them to the ground, adding another $30 to your new computer price checklist. Alternatively, if you have speakers, you will frantically reach for the volume control (out of habit; if you had more time to think, you would have reached for the mute button on the keyboard), miss rather hectically and pull down your speaker off the table. This would be fine and all by itself, but then the other speaker is pulled down as well--off an overhead book case, thus hitting your head, knocking you out and breaking some really expensive wiring inside.
i haz title: speed-g-dof
written by Speeder on Jun 25, 2007 01:30
I just avoid MySpace
And the MMORPG foothold is Ultima Online, not World of Warcraft (that when launched was launched in a market with already 20 or so MMO games sucefull or not)
written by Jaxe'd on Jun 25, 2007 03:34
Concerning music playing when you go to someone's profile... Myspace has an option that prevents the music from playing. When you go to a profile that has a song that would normally start playing upon the page load, the song won't start playing if you have activated this particular option. Wasn't sure if you were aware of that or not... now you are.
krush kill 'n destroy
written by Geekofdeath on Jun 25, 2007 04:13
I am aware of it; I was talking about how others, who have MySpace pages, don't (I used to, but the chain letter bulletins killed me and the whole damn thing was really completely useless).

Ok, UO might have given MMOs a foothold, but WoW is the most famous example.
whatever.
written by Bgreman on Jun 25, 2007 06:59
Jaxe'd said:
Concerning music playing when you go to someone's profile... Myspace has an option that prevents the music from playing. When you go to a profile that has a song that would normally start playing upon the page load, the song won't start playing if you have activated this particular option. Wasn't sure if you were aware of that or not... now you are.
False, that's not how it works. It keeps YOUR music from playing as soon as someone else loads YOUR page, but theirs will still play on load if they don't have the option ticked. I like embedding mp3s just to annoy people who know about that feature.
written by Jaxe'd on Jun 25, 2007 09:08
That option is there, too. There's a second option to prevent music from playing when you view their profile. This is under Account Settings > Music.

cd/jpgs/Jaxe'd/msaccountmusic (42 Kb)

EDIT: I want to point out that this does not prevent third-party music players from playing.
whatever.
written by Bgreman on Jun 25, 2007 11:37
Shit, that's new. Thanks for the tip!
doing pushups
written by Megagun on Jun 25, 2007 13:29
Also, about my Doom and Halo thing before:

They were talking about Doom 3 (of which, I guess, they always omit the '3') instead of either one of the classic Dooms.

Also, who cares if a game is innovative? Games need to be fun, right? If innovation leads to fun, then yay, but if a game isn't innovative at all, yet great fun, it's doing what it is supposed to do and thus a good game, right?

*pokes a certain game*
krush kill 'n destroy
written by Geekofdeath on Jun 25, 2007 16:37
It's not like that anymore. Big companies (not flash/Java and indie developers, however) have decided that they will, at any chance they get, jump at the chance to get money. If the game happens to be fun, that's an added bonus.

There are, of course, many exceptions.

Also, games are so stuck to existing genres that they sort of have to be innovative to be fun. People can get bored of entire genres.
there's science to be done!
written by Yash on Jun 25, 2007 19:55
Blah blah blah blah blah, art and design teams will tend to work as well as they can. They have pride like that. Yearly rehash football games have good teams working on them. In any case, people won't buy bad-looking stuff. It also makes sense to want to appeal to the larger demographic, make more money. I'd want money. I don't really care about experimental gameplay, If I have something that works and brings me money I'd stick to it. Money money. You'd be the same in that position. It's just the sad thing that governs us all, right?
written by Stellanaut on Jun 26, 2007 03:48
Some are more interested in benefiting civilization or just themselves and a group rather than hoarding cash, one notable individual fitting in this category of philanthropic people goes by the name of Alex. You might be familiar with him
written by Bellum on Jun 26, 2007 07:38
Some people are most interested in eating, paying rent, buying gas. That sort of thing.
krush kill 'n destroy
written by Geekofdeath on Jun 26, 2007 16:50
Some people are just plain bored.

Semi-sort-of-on-topic: A stupid thing today (albeit not relating to computers) happened when my summer school gym class went out to a park and ride/walk for 4 hours.

I was going down a slight hill really fast. Naturally, I went to the left side to pass up the slower riders. In addition, I told them to get out of the way. One of them, known for his really stupid questions, decided to look back to see what was happening (just like any old teenager would). In order to do so, he made a steep turn left (to the passing lane) and stopped.

I slammed the breaks, not in time, and hit him on the side. He complained thereafter about his bent front tire and broken cupholder.

That's what you get when you're not listening; the teachers even said that the left side was for passing. I swear teenagers have such inanely short memories. Tell them to stop talking, and in a minute or so, they'll be screaming across the room.
written by Geekspeek on Jun 26, 2007 18:44
I once knew a guy who spent hours tracking down every .dll file in his C:\ drive and moved them into one folder "so it would be easier to find them" (his words exactly) and he was geniunely astonished when nothing worked properly. Strangely enough, about a week later I saw an issue of the humor webcomic Ctrl+Alt+Del which dealt with the same problem.
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