Archive for the Rant Category

Absolute power corrupts

Posted in Games Industry, Rant, Uncategorized with tags , , , , on 2011/04/12 by Adam Griffiths

Steam

I love Steam. Having a social gaming network with constant access to a game market place where the prices are truly fluid is brilliant. But the thought of something like this happening is always in the back of my mind, and it scares the shit out of me.

I’ve seen posts before of people having an account for each game they have. That way if an account is banned or VAC banned, their other games aren’t affected.

You also get around VAC banning you from all games that use that engine. Ie. a VAC ban in HL2 will ban you from all games that use the Source engine: L4D, CS:S, etc.

 

Also, PayPal sucks. Please avoid using it where possible.

Back in my day Sonny…

Posted in Rant, Uncategorized with tags , on 2011/04/11 by Adam Griffiths

Police Quest: In Pursuit of the Death Angel

I really miss games like this. This walk through brings back so many memories. It also shows how many things I missed even though I didn’t finish it. Brilliant game, brilliant story. God damnit… I want to play it now!

Make sucks

Posted in Programming, Rant, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , on 2011/04/03 by Adam Griffiths

I used Make extensively at my last job. You know what? Make sucks!

I’ve talked about this on Reddit and the only response I ever got was fan boi’s who have memorised the manual saying “You just need to read the manual! It’s fine!”.

Arbeit GNU Macht frei

Some people just don’t Grok piracy

Posted in Games Industry, Rant, Uncategorized with tags , , , on 2011/04/02 by Adam Griffiths

Same thread, new post. Some people just can’t learn how to break an issue down and look at it objectively.Piracy: Imagine your car gets stolen but it's still there in the morning.

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Musings on piracy

Posted in Games Industry, Rant, Uncategorized with tags , , , , on 2011/04/01 by Adam Griffiths

Once again a short rant (not a proper post) I posted on Steam that describes my thoughts on piracy.

You wouldn't download a car? Fuck you, I would if I could!

Post also copied below.

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The truth of DRM

Posted in Games Industry, Rant with tags , , , , , , on 2011/04/01 by Adam Griffiths

I just posted this on Steam, it’s a rant but I think it expressed my feelings on DRM quite well.

Content protection system

Post below in-case you’re scared of the Steam forums (don’t blame you).

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Shuffling deckchairs on the Titanic

Posted in Rant with tags , , on 2011/02/04 by Adam Griffiths

The company I work for just fired half of our engineers. I resigned a few weeks ago and was content to work out the remainder of my contract, but this has really angered me.

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