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CygnusX
12-06-2003, 04:49 PM
So I was reading the latest Penny Arcade (http://www.penny-arcade.com/view.php3?date=2003-12-05&res=l), which alerted me to the recent IGN/Gamespy merger. Upon reading the article (http://games.ign.com/articles/444/444326p1.html) at IGN, and then the one (http://www.gamespydaily.com/news/fullstory.asp?id=5534) at Gamespy, it looks like the whole point of this merger is for bragging rights about who has the biggest network of crappy gaming sites in the world.

The only tangible change appears to be that advertisements that were once shown exclusively at IGN will now also be shown at Gamespy, and vice versa. And both sites are acting like they're doing us a gigantic favor, something to be celebrated.

Gaming should have stayed underground- on fansites with little animated torch gifs and plain black backgrounds. At least back then there was hope of actually downloading something without having to wait in line at Fileplanet, and you could read informative articles written by true gamers without paying for them.
Bah!
/rant

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Avenger
12-06-2003, 04:53 PM
Doesn't really change anything

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DSettahr
12-06-2003, 04:56 PM
In fact it makes things easier for us. Eventually, instead of 2 sites to avoid, we'll hopefully only have one. http://forums.massassi.net/html/smile.gif

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KOP_AoEJedi
12-06-2003, 04:57 PM
Gamespy sucks, IGN used to be great but its quickly going the same direction as Gamespy has gone...

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Detty
12-06-2003, 04:59 PM
This is a sad day http://forums.massassi.net/html/frown.gif

I don't know about anyone else, but if I see a gaming site is affiliated with a network my initial reaction is crap-until-proven-good. Independent sites tend to have much better content.

CygnusX
12-06-2003, 05:01 PM
<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by DSettahr:
In fact it makes things easier for us. Eventually, instead of 2 sites to avoid, we'll hopefully only have one. http://forums.massassi.net/html/smile.gif

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Until they gobble up everything and every file on the internet related to gaming is hosted by fileplanet.

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Sol
12-06-2003, 05:07 PM
Even if they do get every file, they can't keep us from downloading these files and uploading 'em on OUR servers...

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DrkJedi82
12-06-2003, 05:19 PM
as long as i can still maintain my game list (http://users.ign.com/collection/DrkJedi82) i'll be happy

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Is_907
12-06-2003, 07:01 PM
<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by CygnusX:
Gaming should have stayed underground- on fansites with little animated torch gifs and plain black backgrounds.
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amen! preach it http://forums.massassi.net/html/wink.gif



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landfish
12-06-2003, 09:15 PM
<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by CygnusX:
Until they gobble up everything and every file on the internet related to gaming is hosted by fileplanet.

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NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO OOOOOOOOOOOO

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12-06-2003, 09:20 PM
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Jaiph
12-06-2003, 09:31 PM
Arnie voted Governor of California, Check
IGN/Gamespy merger, Check

How many more signs do you estimate before the four horsemen ride into town?

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gbk
12-06-2003, 09:33 PM
Four horsemen? Nay. Its the one horseman and the three pedestrians . . cause, you know, they stopped off at the pub . . and their horses were stolen... http://forums.massassi.net/html/wink.gif

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Tracer
12-06-2003, 09:38 PM
You don't have to censor "crap".

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Greenboy
12-06-2003, 09:39 PM
<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by Jaiph:
Arnie voted Governor of California, Check
IGN/Gamespy merger, Check

How many more signs do you estimate before the four horsemen ride into town?

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Massassi turns red, NOTCHECKED

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Thrawn[numbarz]
12-06-2003, 10:20 PM
<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by Tracer:
You don't have to censor "crap".

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Yeah...

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saberopus
12-06-2003, 10:24 PM
hahahaha.

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happydud
12-07-2003, 12:21 AM
<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by DrkJedi82:
as long as i can still maintain my game list (http://users.ign.com/collection/DrkJedi82) i'll be happy

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You know, with the money you spent on all those games/systems, you could have fed several small families in Samalia for a year or two..

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Fardreamer
12-07-2003, 05:25 AM
<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by KOP_AoEJedi:
Gamespy sucks, IGN used to be great but its quickly going the same direction as Gamespy has gone...
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IGN used to be great? They make you pay to see their lousy game walkthroughs... I haven't clicked on any IGN link returned from a Google search for at least a year.

Naythn
12-07-2003, 07:36 AM
<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by happydud:
You know, with the money you spent on all those games/systems, you could have fed several small families in Samalia for a year or two..</font>

Well, I'm glad to hear that you're living with absolutely no luxuries.



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fishstickz
12-07-2003, 08:05 AM
It means that two companies that serve up crap daily are floundering so they are merging to consolidate their funds and fire more workers

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happydud
12-07-2003, 08:23 AM
Eh-chem. Nayty? I was being sarcastic. http://forums.massassi.net/html/smile.gif

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Lord Kuat
12-07-2003, 12:46 PM
<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by GBK:
Four horsemen? Nay. Its the one horseman and the three pedestrians . . cause, you know, they stopped off at the pub . . and their horses were stolen... http://forums.massassi.net/html/wink.gif

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Yo, where did that come from? That along with someone else's quote of Death and War talking to eachother, "it's a matter of the look of the thing, the three pedestrians and one horseman of the Acrapolypse."

I must know...

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lateralus
12-07-2003, 02:18 PM
Good, now I can not go to their sites even more!

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gbk
12-07-2003, 03:18 PM
<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by Lord Kuat:
...I must know...
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Both are quotes from the same Pratchett book, of the Discworld series, 'Sourcery"...

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Detty
12-07-2003, 03:27 PM
You forgot about the 5th Horseman http://forums.massassi.net/html/frown.gif

alpha1
12-07-2003, 04:26 PM
Dudes, why is it that you hate waiting in line, it is done so you know that their server is full instead of down. they say that in the "why do i have to wait in line" question. Also what is this about only having one download going on at a specifc time when a download is going on from fileplanet. I never had a problem like that.

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<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by Jon`C:
Irony is spelling 'quality' poorly. :)
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gbk
12-07-2003, 04:28 PM
<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by alpha1:
Dudes, why is it that you hate waiting in line....</font>

READ: I DONT HAVE 20 HOURS TO GET A 30K FILE.

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SAS | nauticus.enigma
12-07-2003, 04:31 PM
<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by Tracer:
You don't have to censor "crap".

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If he doesn't censor it, someone is bound to complain, and if he does, people complain.
If you know what it says, why bother commenting?


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Lord Kuat
12-07-2003, 05:33 PM
<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by GBK:
Both are quotes from the same Pratchett book, of the Discworld series, 'Sourcery"...

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Many thanks. Onward to buy some crap.



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alpha1
12-07-2003, 05:44 PM
<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by GBK:
READ: I DONT HAVE 20 HOURS TO GET A 30K FILE.

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read: most 30k files are easy to find if the author has thier own website. Maby if you were less anti windows you would have the software to run demo discs and get patches. mods and levels there.

Sorry if i sound annoyed, I have been in the middle of posting on a thread that is pretty much a flame war.

It is the one with the large amount of posts and has a topic that sounds like a flame bait topic.

we need your help GBK.

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<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by Jon`C:
Irony is spelling 'quality' poorly. :)
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Noble Outlaw
12-07-2003, 09:22 PM
<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by Tracer:
You don't have to censor "crap".

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better safe then sorry.

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gbk
12-07-2003, 10:04 PM
<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by alpha1:
read: most 30k files are easy to find if the author has thier own website. </font>


I can remember quite a few times, following "download now" links from some dude's web page, trying to download a mod for this or that, and being taken straight to Fileplanet. There were no other sources.


<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Maby if you were less anti windows you would have the software to run demo discs and get patches. mods and levels there.</font>

My choice of operating system is irrelevent here. I subscribe to no gaming magazines, therefore the concept of ""demo discs"" is foreign to me.


[quote]we need your help GBK.[quote]

Jumping in the middle of a flame war with a troll is not my idea of a good time.

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Wuss
12-07-2003, 11:07 PM
<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by Tracer:
You don't have to censor "crap".

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Tracer, my mom says that you're not supposed to say... that.. that word. It's bad.

LividDK
12-08-2003, 09:45 AM
<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by Lord Kuat:
Yo, where did that come from? That along with someone else's quote of Death and War talking to eachother, "it's a matter of the look of the thing, the three pedestrians and one horseman of the Acrapolypse."

I must know...

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"Oh it's gonna look real good, isn't it, the one horseman and the three pedestrians of the Apocalypse"? http://forums.massassi.net/html/biggrin.gif

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