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  1. Ubisoft releases Silent Hunter V with a new form of DRM that requires an internet connection to play single player. Pretty much thumbing their noses at travelling Laptop owners and everyone else without internrnet access. The first few days after release, Ubisoft suffered several days of a DDos attack on their servers that rendered the new title totally unplayable for everyone that shelled out the sixty bucks to buy it. As is usual for Ubisoft, the game was released with a myriad of bugs and blatant omissions. They have taken anti-piracy to a whole new level with this internet only DRM scheme. The scuttlebutt on their forums has not been pretty. Complaints have ranged from a useless manual to a clunky user interface and I can't figure out how to drive my sub because I'm using the manual to level a table. Assassins CreedII will use the same DRM. This is all ramping up to their new Uplay idea. They want to be like Microsoft's Xjunk Live and Sony Online Entertainment. So far, they look to compensate their customers for this latest debacle by offering them Uplay points to spend on downloadable content. A useless gesture if the Chaos Club continues to attack them. It has also been reported that all of the Collectors Edition copies of SH V sold in Germany had to be recalled for illegal symbols being found in the printed materials. Germany has a distinct aversion to Swastikas. I swore off Ubisoft products after the last two Sub simulator games were released in beta form and sold as complete, working titles and then abandoned. Silent Hunter III and IV would have gone the way of the Dodo if it weren't for selfless fans modding them into great titles. The same thing is happening with V It's a pretty sad state of affairs when you depend on your paying players to debug, finish, and fix your games. The only reports in the good category for SHV have been the graphics. Derek, maybe you could give Yves Guillemot a call and let him in on the secret.... "Graphics do not a good game make" and " Ball and chain DRMs won't stop software piracy" His answer to under performing sales is "Throw more advertising money at it" IMHO, the only games that should require an internet connection are MMOs. Not stand alone single player games.
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    Crackle

    Crackle Be sure to check out....Star-ving With David Faustino and Corin Nemec as a couple of down on their luck actors. It's hilarious
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    Birthdays

    To Kalshion and DarkNSF
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    Flash Forward

    I viewed the first episode and thought it was going to be another yawner. So, I gave it a fair chance and watched a couple more and it has started to interest me. Will see where it goes from here. Ya gotta love HULU
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    Health reform issue

    Ronald Reagan once said , " The nine scariest words in the English language are; We're from the government and we're here to help" That says it all for me. Like everything else the fed sticks their fingers in.... It will be majorly FUBAR! They use no logic or common sense. It might be time to unfurl the banner... VIVA La REVOLUCIONE! and take our government back from the greedy self interests of lobbiests. There once was an item in the Bill of Rights that prevented the fed from competing with the private sector It seems they have forgotten that.
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    Ubisoft does it again

    I heard that it was removed from C&C 4 At least EA isn't totally brain damaged.
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    Ubisoft does it again

    Update on Ubisoft' latest debacle... aka OSP DRM.... It turns out that the reported DDOS attack on their authentication servers was a LIE! There was no attack. It was merely their clumsy attempt at implementing the new Ball and Chain DRM systems. The hardware couldn't handle the load of literally thousands of Assassins Creed and Silent Hunter fans trying to play their "single player" games. Probably all on the same server I would bet. The fan base is pissed! Understandably so. There are still ongoing problems as of this date. I can understand Ubisofts' position. It's only fair that they collect on their IPs and throw up the old middle finger at the software pirates. Most of which are likely to be Asian. A market they don't sell in. But it also gives the finger to the honest gamers that don't have an always on internet connection. Gamers like travelling business people. Soldiers and sailors on deployment, just to name a couple. It also fingers the gamers fair use rights by preventing you from selling the license to someone else. Or loading onto a laptop for portable gaming at the lake. File it in the dumbest idea of the twenty-first century folder. Because they can't guarantee that their end of the bargain will always be there. Something that is missing from the requirements list on the box. It only states "broadband internet connection is required." So, if Ubi or any other publisher wishes to commit corporate suicide, I say let the lyiing bastards do it . We're better off without them. EA figured it out. The publishers of Rise of Flight figured it out. They dumped their OSP DRM schemes poste haste. Ubisoft could have used the same authentication process that Microsoft uses with their software. Check the license during updates and disable it if it isn't kosher. Oh, wait Ubisoft doesn't fix what they sell. Disregard
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    TacOps Question

    A SF pilot you say? Everything you need to know about Tacops is in the manual. Not the keyboard sheet, the manual. I beta tested BCM and from the description of your problem I am clueless as to what you are talking about. Take a longer look at the manual is all I can suggest.
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    Ubisoft does it again

    Dragon Age is the shiznitz. Mass Effect wasn't bad either. Neither of those titles had bugs. At least none I could find. Every Ubisoft title is released half finished. Full of bugs. And with no fixes in sight. Little if any support. Mostly garbage disc filler. And now they are using this new DRM without the needed infrastructure to properly service it. DO NOT BUY games from Ubisoft.
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    Ubisoft does it again

    Scutt;ebutt has it that the pirates have already cracked the new DRM and are happily playing SH V offline, One must wonder who the hell is running Ubisoft? Lars Ulrich?
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    Ubisoft does it again

    I'm with you there, Kal, but getting rid of software pirates isn't exactly something your average Joe Gamer can do. I don't download pirated anything for the same reasons you don't. I have yet to find anything on this planet that is worth stealing. Still, software piracy is not something you can combat by punishing your paying customers that don't have a 24/7 internet connection. Even the ones that do have internet can't play the games because Ubisoft pinches pennies on their servers and the employees that run them. Requiring the disc in the drive is more sane than this new garbage. I can sum it all up in three words.... Dumb Retarded Moronic Goodbye Ubisoft
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    Ubisoft does it again

    What a shame. Ubisoft is so afraid of software pirates that they are scuttling the boat. I guess if you sink your business, you don't need to worry about a few pirates stealing your IP.
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    Ubisoft does it again

    That is a possibility. Microshaft has been trying to turn every PC out there into a console for quite a while now. If Ubisoft wants to go strictly console, then they should stop publishing PC games. Only one problem with that idea... Most of their console offerings are shovelware. They even admitted to producing shovelware for the Wii. I don't think Sony will put up with that kind of crap. Microshaft might, if they throw enough ad money at them. If it really is a ploy, they're failing miserably. I have a PS 3 and I'm not too keen on playing games bearing the Ubishaft "Black Hole" logo. They are rip off artists and I have chosen not to help finance them. I'm glad I didn't run right out and buy Silent Hunter V the search for more Das Boote money. At the moment, the Ubisoft web presence is non-existant....citing some kind of security problem. Probably a continued Ddos attack from all the Germans they pissed off.
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    Derek Smart to head Quest Online

    Unexpected I must say. Will you be relocating to pheonix? What does the future hold for 3000 AD? You know who to call for beta testing, right? Good luck with the new job
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    Battlestar Galactica Online

    Well, hush my mouth and call me a Daggett. Do you think they, who ever they are, will stuff it up as bad as STO? Pile on on the Cylon!
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    Going For Gold

    Welcome to Galactic Command So, Commander Space Badger, Did you really think that Galactic Command would just hand you a brand new ship and turn you loose in the galaxy?.... First things first... GalCom doesn't provide hand held training. Report for school by opening the .PDF file that came with the D/L . Read and study it thoroughly. We don't provide training in these forums if it's in the painstakingly written manual. Subsequent questions should be referred to the forum search mechanism before starting a new topic. Please read the Terms of Use regarding this forum. Doing so will prevent accidental ejection out an airlock. And/or summary deletion of your comm traffic. Again, welcome to Galactic Command.
  17. I have considered switching to Linux. After the scew over known as Winblows Vista. I guess Microshaft decided to go the same route as most of the shovelware publishers... They took Vista and made a few well needed changes and slapped a new name on it (Seven)...And still charging a premium price for the Same Old Shit, just like 99% of game publishers. What was Activision doing? Counting all of the sales for every iteration of the COD IP? Sounds about right to me. Don't get me started about the X-Junk consoles. I'm a Darksider with the PS3 now. Those money grubbing bastards in Redmond can blow me!
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    Star Trek Online

    There are dozens of FPS games out there and I can't see wasting my cash just so I can shoot Borg drones with a phaser pistol. The graphics looked terrible but that is probably due to the conversion to MPEG in the videos. I'll have to save judgement on the graphics until it's released. I have been a fan of the Star Trek series since it's inception and I consider this game to be a major rape of the franchise. As of now, there is only one space combat MMO that I'm looking forward to... GCO. I know for a fact that Derek will get it right. If this was the only space combat game out there, I would get me a Photon revolver and play Klingon Roulette and maybe illuminate my mind.
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    Star Trek Online

    LCARS..... Lame Crappy And Really Sucks It should add a whole new meaning to the term "Anal Probe"
  20. A hunger factor of 130 isn't enough to send crew to the galley. If they are losing health...how many times have you been boarded by those pesky intruders? Always remember. your Combat Officer is a blithering idiot who would rather spend time in his quarters than send troops to round up and kill intruders. As for your slow down problem....post your system specs and we'll go from there. How to trade IS in the manual and items in the manual will not be repeated here.
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    WTFO?

    Yup, inaction will cost you points that are easily made up by dropping a few OTS weapons onto insurgent bases.
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    Star Trek Online

    I checked out the beta offer and walked away from it, due to TTH's Fort Knox style sign up procedure. My god!!!! their password requirements are rediculous. Bank websites don't require that level of pass word protection. I wish them luck. They're going to need it with all of the peeps suffering from Short Attention Span.... I'll do something else.
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    Terran Alter Ego Appearance

    That's a pretty accurate description of the SC. You guys twins?
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    Money for the masses(for all noobs)

    That works well inless you're trading OTS weapons. That type of cargo will attract attention from someone meaning to do you harm. Don't be surprised if a Gammulan decloaks at a gate and turns you into a clone. Hauling around in a vulnerable shuttle is dangerous. Also, leaving your mining drones trundling around on a planet while you are off trading, leaves them subject to disappearing. I always mine manually and dust the drones off before leaving the planet. The best places to mine are moons. You can jump straight into planetfall, land and do your mining thang without using tacops to set waypoints.
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    XBox 360 Elite

    A PS 3 It doesn't cost $50.00 a year to get on their network.
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