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Mad Catz offers alternative to Xbox 360 Wireless N Networking Adapter {Joystiq}

Nov 16th 2009 3:26PM MS will not block this because they just see a cable. MS will not block it because you've been able to do this over the whole life of the Xbox. I've used a Linksys one for over 3 years.

Nathan Drake beyond Lara Croft's popularity? {Joystiq}

Jan 20th 2009 6:41AM Drake isn't more popular than Croft. It's possible Drake's videogame may have outsold the latest Lara game - I don't know - but that's the only measure on which he can claim victory.

Lara Croft was basically an icon. She was one of the principal characters that sold the original PlayStation. She had a hollywood movie. Had a slot in a U2 concert and whatever else.

Put it this way, ask the average person who Lara Croft is and there is a chance they'll know. Ask the average person who Drake Fortune is they'll have no idea.

Now, Lara is on the wane, I'll admit that, but a waning icon is still more popular the a man in a videogame known only to gamers.

Lara Croft claims to be an archaeologist {Joystiq}

Nov 9th 2008 2:40PM The irony is, she is probably the best prepared Lara on many fronts (no punt intended) :)

She can actually do a lot of that gymnastic shit, albeit now while being chased by tigers and firing a pistol.

Wrath of Lich King's Blue Eye of Sauron {Joystiq}

Jul 31st 2008 5:47PM Because the 'all seeing asshole' would be too damned scary.

BioWare to combat piracy through customer loyalty {Joystiq}

Jul 9th 2008 1:02PM Well, my experience of the many people who payed month on month for World of Warcraft but had never paid for one other PC game despite forming whole communities around them was like 007Craft said - great multi-player and somehow make it impossible to play that multi-player game without having a legal copy.

BioWare to combat piracy through customer loyalty {Joystiq}

Jul 9th 2008 11:33AM I don't support draconian DRM, but I'm afraid I see what they've said above as being wishful thinking. Yes, it's true that producing a product of value, that people get value from over time should result in people paying with their wallets.

Economics and all that.

The trouble is, it may not be enough. I'm sad to say it's all too easy to encounter people who have had this value. They've played games for months if not years. Had productive communities they've formed and been involved in for years. All based on PC games none of them have paid for. These are often people with plenty of income. I know these people exist.

One interesting experience (though this isn't the only way I encounter them) was WoW, as it was probably the first MMO to see an influx of FPS players. One thing way too many people said was WoW was the first game they'd paid for in ages as they copied everything else. This was despite the fact they formed guilds and communities around them that lasted years. And they still didn't want to pay 30 GBP for that.

There is a good number of people who just don't believe they should pay.

Rumor: Microsoft green-lights 360s from other companies {Joystiq}

Jun 26th 2008 4:26PM Interesting. It's always been a software strategy for MS anyway.

Heed Totilo's warning -- keep a late Mass Effect save to play new DLC {Joystiq}

Feb 10th 2008 3:41AM Hmmm, for me it's not about having to work to get the ship or, it's the position it puts the DLC in.

As was originally sold, the idea was we would have Mass Effect 1, 2 and 3. Each would be like a grand movie like the episodes in Star Wars. The first Mass Effect game lives up to this admirably.

The DLC were sold as like continuation of the content between episodes. Therefore, in my mind I thought I would be able to play the DLC as mini-episodes, sort of self-packaged, that I can play in a continuation fashion post-credits of Mass Effect. As that's the point, they are mini-episodes that take place between Mass Effect 1 and 2.

This makes me feel more like it's content added to a game I've already played.

Yes, I still get to play it, but it feels more forced, a bit odd, and things would have felt more powerful if it truely felt like an 'extra chunk of story' taking place post-Mass Effect but pre-Mass Effect 2.

Zero Punctuation affected by Mass Effect's verbiage {Joystiq}

Dec 20th 2007 4:18AM Odd. I realise the game loads, but I've not noticed it as a problem. The elevator between the two parts of the ship doesn't seem to take that long for me.

As for the 'in game' loading most times it happens in like 1-2 seconds and then things continue. It doesn't seem to be a big a problem for me as it is for other people.

Maybe my 360 is being fed steroids.

PTR Mystery: No more first aid quest? {WoW}

Nov 4th 2007 6:08AM Once I realised I had special bandages for the quest, I did the Horde one first time.

I've tried the Alliance one several times and I just can't do it - it seems much harder.