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Screenplay has an interview with Melbourne game designer, Thuyen Nguyen, on the game related machinima he has produced. Some of his work has been insanely popular, and if you haven't seen the "The Most Powerful Person in the World" video of his, I recommend you do so now! Thuyen has some strong opinions against some of the criticsm that games get, and he's been able to express them through these videos. He has a new video out called "Same As It Ever Was" which you can see just below here! From the interview with Screenplay...
(Thuyen) "Same As It Ever Was" is a short machinima film in defense of video games. Two news anchors try to deliver a special report on the biggest threat to society today. Unfortunately, they have some communication issues, because the "threat" that one anchor describes sounds a lot like some other "threats" from days past.
For the entire interview with Thuyen, head on over to Screenplay!
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Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Tue, 11/12/07 - 11:45 PM Permalink

  • 1. Anonymous Tue, 11 Dec 2007 03:02:35 EST

    I can't stop watching it...

  • 2. nick smif Tue, 11 Dec 2007 10:05:58 EST

    YOU GOT THE JOB!
    i got the job?
    YOU GOT THE JOB!
    i got the job?
    YOU GOT THE JOB!
    I GOT THE JOB! I GOT THE JOB!

  • 3. Brett Wed, 12 Dec 2007 09:40:23 EST

    That is the best animaton ever

  • 1. Anonymous Thu, 13 Dec 2007 23:45:51 EST

    I like very much, make happy in my pants with this animator!!!

  • 4. Anonymous Fri, 14 Dec 2007 00:43:50 EST

    Somehow, watching this animation always makes me feel better amidst all of the gloomy news on Sumea at the moment. I DON'T KNOW WHY, BUT IT IS MESMERISING.

You know, I posted this in the forum last Friday, but darnit, I'm going to post it here. It's important that you see it. It's an animation that's spreading around the games and animation industry like wildfire (if you read the comments on its youtube page, you'll see that employees of Massive Black, Embassy VFX, Nerve Software, Radical Entertainment, Gearbox etc are chiming in the comments area to show their appreciation for this fine bit of animation).

Apparently, the creator made it with the intention of showing how slack the animation portion of their programmer-centric course is, and I'm certain that after the incredible response this animation has had, big changes are definitely on the way!

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Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Fri, 23/11/07 - 12:01 PM Permalink

  • 1. Anonymous Fri, 23 Nov 2007 10:06:46 EST

    Massive failure. Fck off, retailers. Have you even seen the prices in America?

  • 1. Anonymous Fri, 23 Nov 2007 10:20:18 EST

    I think they try to justify it based off the European market (PAL), where 90 AUD would be around 'normal'.

    This is still total arse though.

  • 2. Anonymous Fri, 23 Nov 2007 11:06:50 EST

    Video games don't make me violent, publishers milking for money makes me violent.

    riot anyone?

  • 3. Fri, 23 Nov 2007 11:30:39 EST

    ACCC time.

  • 1. Anonymous Fri, 23 Nov 2007 11:40:17 EST

    Damn straight. I don't know why they haven't been bought in before. I keep ranting about bringing them in,as well.

  • 4. Anonymous Fri, 23 Nov 2007 11:51:23 EST

    you F**ing Bastards

  • 5. Sonic Wang Fri, 23 Nov 2007 11:52:03 EST

    Urge to kill... RISING!

  • 6. Anonymous Fri, 23 Nov 2007 12:21:12 EST

    What the? You can pick up a boxed version from places in Australia for less than $101. Nice work Activision, you retards

  • 7. Anonymous Fri, 23 Nov 2007 12:38:19 EST

    "Has anyone seen the price come down? Okay, well, you know what that means - STEAL IT. Steal away. Steal and steal and steal some more and give it to all your friends and keep on stealin'. Because one way or another these mother****ers will get it through their head that they're ripping people off and that's not right.'"

    - Trent Reznor

  • 8. Souri Fri, 23 Nov 2007 13:21:41 EST

    You can get Call of Duty 4 (PC DVD) at Playasia for $39.60, and that includes delivery costs.

    http://www.play-asia.com/paOS-13-71-7s-77-2-49-en-15-call+of+duty-70-2c…

    However, it does seem that they're completely out of stock at the moment so you'll have to wait until new stock comes in.

  • 1. Fri, 23 Nov 2007 16:50:53 EST

    If this were the first time that this had happened, or if it were a one-off thing with a single game, then I'd do that.

    It's seriously time for the ACCC to fine these bastards big time.

  • 1. Souri Tue, 11 Dec 2007 01:06:21 EST

    Just noticed this over at Internode Games. They checked it out with the ACCC, and it looks like nothing can be done there.

    http://games.internode.on.net/content.php?mode=news&id=2329

    "The ACCC is not a price setting body for goods and services at either the retail or wholesale levels and has only a limited role in the area of price regulation overall."

    So, make your voice heard with your wallet, I guess.

  • 9. Anonymous Fri, 23 Nov 2007 16:58:46 EST

    Australia-United States Free Trade Agreement

    2.5 Non-discriminatory treatment (Article 16.4)

    The provisions on non-discriminatory treatment of digital products (Article 16.4) mean that both countries agree not to distinguish amongst or between "like" digital products, regardless of their origin. In other words, Australia agrees that digital products from outside Australia will be treated the same as like digital products from Australia. Likewise, the United States will treat digital products from outside the United States - including Australia - no differently from like US digital products.

    The commitment means that Australia and the United States may not discriminate on the basis that a digital product is created, produced, published, stored, transmitted, contracted for, commissioned or first made available outside its territory. This same protection extends to the author, performer, producer, developer and distributors of digital products.

    A practical example is that of a digital sound track by a recording artist. Neither Australia nor the United States may treat that sound track differently (such as a different tax, or the non-payment of a royalty) on the basis that the sound track, or its artist, is not Australian, or not American.

    Importantly, Article 16.4 enables the Parties to implement public policies that would otherwise be in breach of the provisions. Article 16.4.3 specifically states that the provisions do not apply to "non-conforming measures" set out elsewhere in the Agreement.

    Article 16.4.3 clarifies that where there are inconsistencies with the intellectual property Chapter, that Chapter shall overrule the e-commerce Chapter, and also states further exceptions, such as subsidies and grants, and "services supplied in the exercise of governmental authority".

    Article 16.4.3 clarifies that the reservation Australia has taken on audio-visual and broadcasting services prevails over the obligation for non-discriminatory treatment of digital products. An example is the local content rules in Australia that guarantee a minimum level of Australian programming on our digital media. A further example would be Australian or US grants, subsidies or tax offsets for digitised film production.

    ww w.dfat.gov.au/trade/negotiations/us_fta/guide/16.html

  • 1. Anonymous Fri, 23 Nov 2007 17:17:26 EST

    Neither the United States nor Australia has discriminated here. It's a private company, not a country.

    "The commitment means that Australia and the United States may not discriminate ..."

    "Neither Australia nor the United States may treat that sound track differently (such as a different tax, or the non-payment of a royalty) on the basis that the sound track, or its artist, is not Australian, or not American."

Kotaku reports that Call of Duty 4, which was available on Steam's online distribution platform for $US 49.95, has now increased to a whopping $US 88.50 for its Australian users. So, for roughly over a week, you could've had this game for a nice sum of $57 Australian dollars, but with the price change it's yours for around $101. Considering that you don't get the fancy packaging and still need to download the 6 gigs or so of data, I can't imagine anyone from Australia purchasing this from Steam. Apparently, the old price was listed by mistake and should never have been advertised for that much, but the gist of the problem is that we just can't have these shiny things for the same price as other markets because it's undercutting our price gouging distributors and retailers.

Publisher THQ had recently blocked their titles from Australian Steam users for the same reasons, leaving many with the only option left for affordable games of importing them from online stores like PlayAsia.

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Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Fri, 09/11/07 - 7:56 AM Permalink

  • 1. Anonymous Fri, 9 Nov 2007 09:39:24 EST

    Of about 15 people I know who bought the orange box, 5 of them got it retail even though they knew it would be exactly the same. Boggles the mind.

    There's also that other issue of THQ blocking their games on steam for the oceania region. Certainly something fishy going on.

  • 2. Anonymous Fri, 9 Nov 2007 10:04:16 EST

    some people don't like digital distribution 1, the box has... sentimental value.

  • 1. Anonymous Sun, 11 Nov 2007 02:18:58 EST

    $53.45 without box
    $99.95 with box...

    Hmm... for $46.50 I could make you a box, next time send that wasted cash my way. lol

  • 3. Anonymous Fri, 9 Nov 2007 12:32:12 EST

    I emailed EB games asking for an explanation for the $45 or so price difference between the boxed version of Valve's Orange Box depending on whether you buy it in America or Australia. They informed me the content is exactly the same and that the price was set by EA games and their hands were tied on the matter.

    Bought it with a credit card over Steam for $53.45 AUD, rather than the $99.95 that I would have had to pay had I gone to EB.

    Hard to sympathize with entertainment industry authorities crying crocodile tears over the impact of piracy on their bottom line, while they're also engaging in such blatant profiteering at your expense. Pirate on kids...

  • 4. Anonymous Fri, 9 Nov 2007 14:28:00 EST

    "Has anyone seen the price come down? Okay, well, you know what that means - STEAL IT. Steal away. Steal and steal and steal some more and give it to all your friends and keep on stealin'. Because one way or another these mother****ers will get it through their head that they're ripping people off and that's not right.'"

    - Trent Reznor

  • 5. Anonymous Mon, 12 Nov 2007 14:57:24 EST

    The reasons the boxed copy is more expensive is because of EA's cut as they're the publisher and the retailers cut, then you got local taxes and import costs.

    The Steam version doesn't have the middle men to pay.

    COD4 is only $49 through Steam also.

    I always buy my DS games from DVD Crave in Adelaide because the US version is always cheaper than the locally released version, that's including imports costs and taxes.

    Figure that shit out?

  • 6. Anonymous Tue, 13 Nov 2007 09:56:30 EST

    wonder if that will change once its more common for people to buy stuff online.
    probably only be a matter of time before companies start putting the price up for downloadable content once everyone uses it.
    its weird that we get games months later and then we have to pay more for them here and we just go along with it.
    its a pretty crappy deal.

If you're a gamer in Australia, you're no doubt aware that we pay a bit through the nose for games here. Even though our dollar is matching up pretty close to the American dollar, we have an enormous markup on our games when compared to our overseas friends. Yes, there are costs to consider including import fees, tax, the retailers cut etc, but when you can buy and import a game from the U.S for roughly $50 cheaper than what your local retailer is charging, then there's something very, very wrong.

Screen Play recently chased up all the major game distributors in Australia to answer some questions on game prices, but unfortunately only one distributor responded. Ubisoft Australia General Manager Edward Fong had a few things to say about our gouging game prices...

Mr Fong politely reiterated the fact that Australia was tied to European prices courtesy of our shared PAL heritage and we are paying the same as our European cousins despite being a much smaller market and having higher distribution costs. He says worldwide company structures are unlikely to ever change to allow operations like Ubisoft Australia to take advantage of the currently weak US dollar.

So folks, keep on importing your games. I'm grabbing Unreal 3 Collectors Edition from Amazon for around $70. Retailers are selling that for $120 here.

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(press release)

Videogame Upcoming Release Program is made live to the Australian public

BRISBANE, Australia - October 21, 2007
The team behind the influential Australian gaming website AustralianGamer.com have finally unveiled their new website project, VURP.com. VURP is the Videogame Upcoming Release Program, and features the most accurate and up-to-date listing of upcoming games in Australia, as local distributors are able to modify the information directly.

Special features include the ability to subscribe to any game via email or rss to be informed of updates as soon as they occur, as well as to search for games via names, dates or systems.

With many more features planned for the site in the next few weeks, and 15 Australian videogame websites already implementing the release date feed on their website, there is no doubt VURP.com will be the definitive place for Australian gamers to find the most up-to-date information on upcoming titles.

For more information visit www.vurp.com

About AustralianGamer.com
AustralianGamer.com is an online gaming comic, review and features website created and hosted by Guy (Yug) Blomberg and Matt Burgess. Launched in March 2005, the website now has representatives all over Australia, and covers any relevant Australian specific gaming events and news. For more information visit www.australiangamer.com

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(press release)

Melbourne, October 22nd - PALGN (PAL Gaming Network) and DVDFeed are pleased to announce a new alliance to exchange mutually beneficial content. Under the partnership PALGN will provide video games news and reviews into the DVDFeed network, which will be offered to clients as additional branded or non branded editorial channel options. DVDFeed will provide PALGN with a comprehensive product data feed which will be used to extend their range of product details.

Darren Vukasinovic, DVDFeed Manager commented, "the new relationship between our Companies is both a natural and progressive one. PALGN's significant and popular consumer site fits perfectly with our goals of delivering key retail and release information to the largest Australian audience possible. The incorporation of PALGN's news and reviews as a channel expands the quality content available via our service and range of clients we can provide services to".

"This relationship with DVDfeed will be extremely beneficial for PALGN," stated Luke Van Leuveren, PALGN General Manager. "Not only will it dramatically improve our service for our current readership with DVDfeed's detailed product information such as OFLC ratings and cover art displayed on published articles, but it will also extend our readership through DVDFeed's content syndication".

Product data from DVDFeed will be rolled out in PALGN articles during this week. PALGN content is already included in DVDFeed editorial channel options.

About DVDFeed
Founded in 2002, DVDfeed has been at the forefront of b2b digital content management and distribution. Focusing on content specific to the Australian market, it has grown to provide comprehensive services in product data, editorial content and embedded streaming video to some of Australia's largest retailers, sites and franchisors. It continues to build on its content solutions with significant investment in bandwidth, hosting hardware and proprietary XML update and streaming video technologies.
For more information please call +61 1 300 79 33 51 or visit us at http://www.dvdfeed.com.au

About PALGN
The PAL Gaming Network is one of Australia's leading independent gaming media websites coving all major consoles (including handhelds) and PC. Founded in late 2001 as a community project designed to fill the void of non-American gaming press, it grew through many forms to establish itself in 2007 as one of the most comprehensible and comprehensive gaming resources for both hardcore and casual gamers living in Australia and other PAL Regions.
For more information please call +61 (0) 403 596 822 or visit us at http://palgn.com.au.

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Just posting a reminder that the Not Quite Art TV show is on tonight!! Marcus Westbury produced the show, and you may know him as having an important role in getting the Free Play conference happening...

Not Quite Art TV show
10pm Tuesday, October 16
Channel: ABC

I'd also like to make another reminder that the First Sydney Women in Games International Mixer is on this Saturday (the 20th of October, starting at 7pm).

If you haven't registered or are thinking of coming along then email your name and company to the organisers before Wednesday! For more details, follow the link below!!

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(press release)

Melbourne, October 9th - PALGN (PAL Gaming Network) has announced the launch of GamerKids.com.au, an Australian website which caters exclusively for the growing children?s games market. ?GamerKids offers a resource that isn?t available anywhere else online. Gaming is becoming increasingly mainstream and the formally niche market of children?s games has expanded dramatically in recent years. With several publishers releasing games for the kids market, GamerKids will cover these upcoming titles and become the leading resource for both children and their parents? said Luke Van Leuveren, General Manager for PALGN.

GamerKids has been designed to appeal to both children and parents. All content published on GamerKids is completely safe for children and has been written with both children and parents in mind. While GamerKids will leverage its relationship with PALGN by sharing common content, some articles will be published exclusively on GamerKids and others will be edited with a younger market in mind.

?PALGN is one of Australia's leading sources of videogame industry news, features and reviews. With the launch of GamerKids, we hope to leverage our already outstanding coverage of children's gaming content in a way that's fun for kids, and helpful for parents. With GamerKids, we have the resources and expertise to serve this until-now underrepresented demographic? said PALGN?s Executive Editor, David Low.

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Submitted by anonymous (not verified) on Tue, 09/10/07 - 9:14 PM Permalink

  • 1. :) - Tue, 9 Oct 2007 12:02:32 ESTWTF is this crap and why is useless machinima on Sumea?
  • 1. Souri - Tue, 9 Oct 2007 12:16:58 EST1. Because it's a brilliant and funny machinema movie
    2. Because a good portion of Sumeans are creative, talented people who would be interested in seeing this

    Is it too much to ask to simply ignore news items that you're not interested in?

  • 1. :) - Tue, 9 Oct 2007 13:43:47 ESTBut it's 5 minutes of a dude running around with a flamethrower! That's hardly brilliant or creative.
  • 1. Anonymous - Tue, 9 Oct 2007 13:56:00 ESTJust shut up, dude. You've missed the point. There's plenty of films that accommodate for ADD sufferers out there, so let people enjoy this one. It's better than you understand.
  • 1. :) - Tue, 9 Oct 2007 14:10:10 ESTHow about posting news and jobs on the front page, and stupid, self-indulgent crap sticks to the forum. Sumea lists itself as "Australian and New Zealand Game Developers" and not 'fans of machinima". I've not missed the point at all.

    How did ADD get dragged into this?

  • 1. Anonymous - Tue, 9 Oct 2007 14:16:54 ESTSigh, why must you troll everything?

    Sumea can be anything Souri wants it to be. If he wants to post a video which will please the general stereotype of people visiting this website, what's it matter to you? Just ignore it and move on. But lets face it, you seem to enjoy this kind of response.

    I really enjoyed it. Can't wait to play some TF2 :D

  • 1. :) - Tue, 9 Oct 2007 14:29:29 ESTSigh....F.U.C.K YOU!
  • 1. Anonymous - Thu, 11 Oct 2007 06:09:18 ESTMy god you have a short attention span..
  • 1. Anonymous - Thu, 11 Oct 2007 06:09:18 ESTMy god you have a short attention span..
  • 1. :) - Tue, 9 Oct 2007 14:29:29 ESTSigh....F.U.C.K YOU!
  • 1. Anonymous - Thu, 11 Oct 2007 06:09:18 ESTMy god you have a short attention span..
  • 1. Anonymous - Thu, 11 Oct 2007 06:09:18 ESTMy god you have a short attention span..
  • 1. Anonymous - Tue, 9 Oct 2007 14:16:54 ESTSigh, why must you troll everything?

    Sumea can be anything Souri wants it to be. If he wants to post a video which will please the general stereotype of people visiting this website, what's it matter to you? Just ignore it and move on. But lets face it, you seem to enjoy this kind of response.

    I really enjoyed it. Can't wait to play some TF2 :D

  • 1. :) - Tue, 9 Oct 2007 14:29:29 ESTSigh....F.U.C.K YOU!
  • 1. Anonymous - Thu, 11 Oct 2007 06:09:18 ESTMy god you have a short attention span..
  • 1. Anonymous - Thu, 11 Oct 2007 06:09:18 ESTMy god you have a short attention span..
  • 1. :) - Tue, 9 Oct 2007 14:29:29 ESTSigh....F.U.C.K YOU!
  • 1. Anonymous - Thu, 11 Oct 2007 06:09:18 ESTMy god you have a short attention span..
  • 1. Anonymous - Thu, 11 Oct 2007 06:09:18 ESTMy god you have a short attention span..
  • 1. :) - Tue, 9 Oct 2007 14:10:10 ESTHow about posting news and jobs on the front page, and stupid, self-indulgent crap sticks to the forum. Sumea lists itself as "Australian and New Zealand Game Developers" and not 'fans of machinima". I've not missed the point at all.

    How did ADD get dragged into this?

  • 1. Anonymous - Tue, 9 Oct 2007 14:16:54 ESTSigh, why must you troll everything?

    Sumea can be anything Souri wants it to be. If he wants to post a video which will please the general stereotype of people visiting this website, what's it matter to you? Just ignore it and move on. But lets face it, you seem to enjoy this kind of response.

    I really enjoyed it. Can't wait to play some TF2 :D

  • 1. :) - Tue, 9 Oct 2007 14:29:29 ESTSigh....F.U.C.K YOU!
  • 1. Anonymous - Thu, 11 Oct 2007 06:09:18 ESTMy god you have a short attention span..
  • 1. Anonymous - Thu, 11 Oct 2007 06:09:18 ESTMy god you have a short attention span..
  • 1. :) - Tue, 9 Oct 2007 14:29:29 ESTSigh....F.U.C.K YOU!
  • 1. Anonymous - Thu, 11 Oct 2007 06:09:18 ESTMy god you have a short attention span..
  • 1. Anonymous - Thu, 11 Oct 2007 06:09:18 ESTMy god you have a short attention span..
  • 1. Anonymous - Tue, 9 Oct 2007 14:16:54 ESTSigh, why must you troll everything?

    Sumea can be anything Souri wants it to be. If he wants to post a video which will please the general stereotype of people visiting this website, what's it matter to you? Just ignore it and move on. But lets face it, you seem to enjoy this kind of response.

    I really enjoyed it. Can't wait to play some TF2 :D

  • 1. :) - Tue, 9 Oct 2007 14:29:29 ESTSigh....F.U.C.K YOU!
  • 1. Anonymous - Thu, 11 Oct 2007 06:09:18 ESTMy god you have a short attention span..
  • 1. Anonymous - Thu, 11 Oct 2007 06:09:18 ESTMy god you have a short attention span..
  • 1. :) - Tue, 9 Oct 2007 14:29:29 ESTSigh....F.U.C.K YOU!
  • 1. Anonymous - Thu, 11 Oct 2007 06:09:18 ESTMy god you have a short attention span..
  • 1. Anonymous - Thu, 11 Oct 2007 06:09:18 ESTMy god you have a short attention span..
  • 1. Anonymous - Tue, 9 Oct 2007 13:56:00 ESTJust shut up, dude. You've missed the point. There's plenty of films that accommodate for ADD sufferers out there, so let people enjoy this one. It's better than you understand.
  • 1. :) - Tue, 9 Oct 2007 14:10:10 ESTHow about posting news and jobs on the front page, and stupid, self-indulgent crap sticks to the forum. Sumea lists itself as "Australian and New Zealand Game Developers" and not 'fans of machinima". I've not missed the point at all.

    How did ADD get dragged into this?

  • 1. Anonymous - Tue, 9 Oct 2007 14:16:54 ESTSigh, why must you troll everything?

    Sumea can be anything Souri wants it to be. If he wants to post a video which will please the general stereotype of people visiting this website, what's it matter to you? Just ignore it and move on. But lets face it, you seem to enjoy this kind of response.

    I really enjoyed it. Can't wait to play some TF2 :D

  • 1. :) - Tue, 9 Oct 2007 14:29:29 ESTSigh....F.U.C.K YOU!
  • 1. Anonymous - Thu, 11 Oct 2007 06:09:18 ESTMy god you have a short attention span..
  • 1. Anonymous - Thu, 11 Oct 2007 06:09:18 ESTMy god you have a short attention span..
  • 1. :) - Tue, 9 Oct 2007 14:29:29 ESTSigh....F.U.C.K YOU!
  • 1. Anonymous - Thu, 11 Oct 2007 06:09:18 ESTMy god you have a short attention span..
  • 1. Anonymous - Thu, 11 Oct 2007 06:09:18 ESTMy god you have a short attention span..
  • 1. Anonymous - Tue, 9 Oct 2007 14:16:54 ESTSigh, why must you troll everything?

    Sumea can be anything Souri wants it to be. If he wants to post a video which will please the general stereotype of people visiting this website, what's it matter to you? Just ignore it and move on. But lets face it, you seem to enjoy this kind of response.

    I really enjoyed it. Can't wait to play some TF2 :D

  • 1. :) - Tue, 9 Oct 2007 14:29:29 ESTSigh....F.U.C.K YOU!
  • 1. Anonymous - Thu, 11 Oct 2007 06:09:18 ESTMy god you have a short attention span..
  • 1. Anonymous - Thu, 11 Oct 2007 06:09:18 ESTMy god you have a short attention span..
  • 1. :) - Tue, 9 Oct 2007 14:29:29 ESTSigh....F.U.C.K YOU!
  • 1. Anonymous - Thu, 11 Oct 2007 06:09:18 ESTMy god you have a short attention span..
  • 1. Anonymous - Thu, 11 Oct 2007 06:09:18 ESTMy god you have a short attention span..
  • 1. :) - Tue, 9 Oct 2007 14:10:10 ESTHow about posting news and jobs on the front page, and stupid, self-indulgent crap sticks to the forum. Sumea lists itself as "Australian and New Zealand Game Developers" and not 'fans of machinima". I've not missed the point at all.

    How did ADD get dragged into this?

  • 1. Anonymous - Tue, 9 Oct 2007 14:16:54 ESTSigh, why must you troll everything?

    Sumea can be anything Souri wants it to be. If he wants to post a video which will please the general stereotype of people visiting this website, what's it matter to you? Just ignore it and move on. But lets face it, you seem to enjoy this kind of response.

    I really enjoyed it. Can't wait to play some TF2 :D

  • 1. :) - Tue, 9 Oct 2007 14:29:29 ESTSigh....F.U.C.K YOU!
  • 1. Anonymous - Thu, 11 Oct 2007 06:09:18 ESTMy god you have a short attention span..
  • 1. Anonymous - Thu, 11 Oct 2007 06:09:18 ESTMy god you have a short attention span..
  • 1. :) - Tue, 9 Oct 2007 14:29:29 ESTSigh....F.U.C.K YOU!
  • 1. Anonymous - Thu, 11 Oct 2007 06:09:18 ESTMy god you have a short attention span..
  • 1. Anonymous - Thu, 11 Oct 2007 06:09:18 ESTMy god you have a short attention span..
  • 1. Anonymous - Tue, 9 Oct 2007 14:16:54 ESTSigh, why must you troll everything?

    Sumea can be anything Souri wants it to be. If he wants to post a video which will please the general stereotype of people visiting this website, what's it matter to you? Just ignore it and move on. But lets face it, you seem to enjoy this kind of response.

    I really enjoyed it. Can't wait to play some TF2 :D

  • 1. :) - Tue, 9 Oct 2007 14:29:29 ESTSigh....F.U.C.K YOU!
  • 1. Anonymous - Thu, 11 Oct 2007 06:09:18 ESTMy god you have a short attention span..
  • 1. Anonymous - Thu, 11 Oct 2007 06:09:18 ESTMy god you have a short attention span..
  • 1. :) - Tue, 9 Oct 2007 14:29:29 ESTSigh....F.U.C.K YOU!
  • 1. Anonymous - Thu, 11 Oct 2007 06:09:18 ESTMy god you have a short attention span..
  • 1. Anonymous - Thu, 11 Oct 2007 06:09:18 ESTMy god you have a short attention span..
  • 1. :) - Tue, 9 Oct 2007 13:43:47 ESTBut it's 5 minutes of a dude running around with a flamethrower! That's hardly brilliant or creative.
  • 1. Anonymous - Tue, 9 Oct 2007 13:56:00 ESTJust shut up, dude. You've missed the point. There's plenty of films that accommodate for ADD sufferers out there, so let people enjoy this one. It's better than you understand.
  • 1. :) - Tue, 9 Oct 2007 14:10:10 ESTHow about posting news and jobs on the front page, and stupid, self-indulgent crap sticks to the forum. Sumea lists itself as "Australian and New Zealand Game Developers" and not 'fans of machinima". I've not missed the point at all.

    How did ADD get dragged into this?

  • 1. Anonymous - Tue, 9 Oct 2007 14:16:54 ESTSigh, why must you troll everything?

    Sumea can be anything Souri wants it to be. If he wants to post a video which will please the general stereotype of people visiting this website, what's it matter to you? Just ignore it and move on. But lets face it, you seem to enjoy this kind of response.

    I really enjoyed it. Can't wait to play some TF2 :D

  • 1. :) - Tue, 9 Oct 2007 14:29:29 ESTSigh....F.U.C.K YOU!
  • 1. Anonymous - Thu, 11 Oct 2007 06:09:18 ESTMy god you have a short attention span..
  • 1. Anonymous - Thu, 11 Oct 2007 06:09:18 ESTMy god you have a short attention span..
  • 1. :) - Tue, 9 Oct 2007 14:29:29 ESTSigh....F.U.C.K YOU!
  • 1. Anonymous - Thu, 11 Oct 2007 06:09:18 ESTMy god you have a short attention span..
  • 1. Anonymous - Thu, 11 Oct 2007 06:09:18 ESTMy god you have a short attention span..
  • 1. Anonymous - Tue, 9 Oct 2007 14:16:54 ESTSigh, why must you troll everything?

    Sumea can be anything Souri wants it to be. If he wants to post a video which will please the general stereotype of people visiting this website, what's it matter to you? Just ignore it and move on. But lets face it, you seem to enjoy this kind of response.

    I really enjoyed it. Can't wait to play some TF2 :D

  • 1. :) - Tue, 9 Oct 2007 14:29:29 ESTSigh....F.U.C.K YOU!
  • 1. Anonymous - Thu, 11 Oct 2007 06:09:18 ESTMy god you have a short attention span..
  • 1. Anonymous - Thu, 11 Oct 2007 06:09:18 ESTMy god you have a short attention span..
  • 1. :) - Tue, 9 Oct 2007 14:29:29 ESTSigh....F.U.C.K YOU!
  • 1. Anonymous - Thu, 11 Oct 2007 06:09:18 ESTMy god you have a short attention span..
  • 1. Anonymous - Thu, 11 Oct 2007 06:09:18 ESTMy god you have a short attention span..
  • 1. :) - Tue, 9 Oct 2007 14:10:10 ESTHow about posting news and jobs on the front page, and stupid, self-indulgent crap sticks to the forum. Sumea lists itself as "Australian and New Zealand Game Developers" and not 'fans of machinima". I've not missed the point at all.

    How did ADD get dragged into this?

  • 1. Anonymous - Tue, 9 Oct 2007 14:16:54 ESTSigh, why must you troll everything?

    Sumea can be anything Souri wants it to be. If he wants to post a video which will please the general stereotype of people visiting this website, what's it matter to you? Just ignore it and move on. But lets face it, you seem to enjoy this kind of response.

    I really enjoyed it. Can't wait to play some TF2 :D

  • 1. :) - Tue, 9 Oct 2007 14:29:29 ESTSigh....F.U.C.K YOU!
  • 1. Anonymous - Thu, 11 Oct 2007 06:09:18 ESTMy god you have a short attention span..
  • 1. Anonymous - Thu, 11 Oct 2007 06:09:18 ESTMy god you have a short attention span..
  • 1. :) - Tue, 9 Oct 2007 14:29:29 ESTSigh....F.U.C.K YOU!
  • 1. Anonymous - Thu, 11 Oct 2007 06:09:18 ESTMy god you have a short attention span..
  • 1. Anonymous - Thu, 11 Oct 2007 06:09:18 ESTMy god you have a short attention span..
  • 1. Anonymous - Tue, 9 Oct 2007 14:16:54 ESTSigh, why must you troll everything?

    Sumea can be anything Souri wants it to be. If he wants to post a video which will please the general stereotype of people visiting this website, what's it matter to you? Just ignore it and move on. But lets face it, you seem to enjoy this kind of response.

    I really enjoyed it. Can't wait to play some TF2 :D

  • 1. :) - Tue, 9 Oct 2007 14:29:29 ESTSigh....F.U.C.K YOU!
  • 1. Anonymous - Thu, 11 Oct 2007 06:09:18 ESTMy god you have a short attention span..
  • 1. Anonymous - Thu, 11 Oct 2007 06:09:18 ESTMy god you have a short attention span..
  • 1. :) - Tue, 9 Oct 2007 14:29:29 ESTSigh....F.U.C.K YOU!
  • 1. Anonymous - Thu, 11 Oct 2007 06:09:18 ESTMy god you have a short attention span..
  • 1. Anonymous - Thu, 11 Oct 2007 06:09:18 ESTMy god you have a short attention span..
  • 1. Anonymous - Tue, 9 Oct 2007 13:56:00 ESTJust shut up, dude. You've missed the point. There's plenty of films that accommodate for ADD sufferers out there, so let people enjoy this one. It's better than you understand.
  • 1. :) - Tue, 9 Oct 2007 14:10:10 ESTHow about posting news and jobs on the front page, and stupid, self-indulgent crap sticks to the forum. Sumea lists itself as "Australian and New Zealand Game Developers" and not 'fans of machinima". I've not missed the point at all.

    How did ADD get dragged into this?

  • 1. Anonymous - Tue, 9 Oct 2007 14:16:54 ESTSigh, why must you troll everything?

    Sumea can be anything Souri wants it to be. If he wants to post a video which will please the general stereotype of people visiting this website, what's it matter to you? Just ignore it and move on. But lets face it, you seem to enjoy this kind of response.

    I really enjoyed it. Can't wait to play some TF2 :D

  • 1. :) - Tue, 9 Oct 2007 14:29:29 ESTSigh....F.U.C.K YOU!
  • 1. Anonymous - Thu, 11 Oct 2007 06:09:18 ESTMy god you have a short attention span..
  • 1. Anonymous - Thu, 11 Oct 2007 06:09:18 ESTMy god you have a short attention span..
  • 1. :) - Tue, 9 Oct 2007 14:29:29 ESTSigh....F.U.C.K YOU!
  • 1. Anonymous - Thu, 11 Oct 2007 06:09:18 ESTMy god you have a short attention span..
  • 1. Anonymous - Thu, 11 Oct 2007 06:09:18 ESTMy god you have a short attention span..
  • 1. Anonymous - Tue, 9 Oct 2007 14:16:54 ESTSigh, why must you troll everything?

    Sumea can be anything Souri wants it to be. If he wants to post a video which will please the general stereotype of people visiting this website, what's it matter to you? Just ignore it and move on. But lets face it, you seem to enjoy this kind of response.

    I really enjoyed it. Can't wait to play some TF2 :D

  • 1. :) - Tue, 9 Oct 2007 14:29:29 ESTSigh....F.U.C.K YOU!
  • 1. Anonymous - Thu, 11 Oct 2007 06:09:18 ESTMy god you have a short attention span..
  • 1. Anonymous - Thu, 11 Oct 2007 06:09:18 ESTMy god you have a short attention span..
  • 1. :) - Tue, 9 Oct 2007 14:29:29 ESTSigh....F.U.C.K YOU!
  • 1. Anonymous - Thu, 11 Oct 2007 06:09:18 ESTMy god you have a short attention span..
  • 1. Anonymous - Thu, 11 Oct 2007 06:09:18 ESTMy god you have a short attention span..
  • 1. :) - Tue, 9 Oct 2007 14:10:10 ESTHow about posting news and jobs on the front page, and stupid, self-indulgent crap sticks to the forum. Sumea lists itself as "Australian and New Zealand Game Developers" and not 'fans of machinima". I've not missed the point at all.

    How did ADD get dragged into this?

  • 1. Anonymous - Tue, 9 Oct 2007 14:16:54 ESTSigh, why must you troll everything?

    Sumea can be anything Souri wants it to be. If he wants to post a video which will please the general stereotype of people visiting this website, what's it matter to you? Just ignore it and move on. But lets face it, you seem to enjoy this kind of response.

    I really enjoyed it. Can't wait to play some TF2 :D

  • 1. :) - Tue, 9 Oct 2007 14:29:29 ESTSigh....F.U.C.K YOU!
  • 1. Anonymous - Thu, 11 Oct 2007 06:09:18 ESTMy god you have a short attention span..
  • 1. Anonymous - Thu, 11 Oct 2007 06:09:18 ESTMy god you have a short attention span..
  • 1. :) - Tue, 9 Oct 2007 14:29:29 ESTSigh....F.U.C.K YOU!
  • 1. Anonymous - Thu, 11 Oct 2007 06:09:18 ESTMy god you have a short attention span..
  • 1. Anonymous - Thu, 11 Oct 2007 06:09:18 ESTMy god you have a short attention span..
  • 1. Anonymous - Tue, 9 Oct 2007 14:16:54 ESTSigh, why must you troll everything?

    Sumea can be anything Souri wants it to be. If he wants to post a video which will please the general stereotype of people visiting this website, what's it matter to you? Just ignore it and move on. But lets face it, you seem to enjoy this kind of response.

    I really enjoyed it. Can't wait to play some TF2 :D

  • 1. :) - Tue, 9 Oct 2007 14:29:29 ESTSigh....F.U.C.K YOU!
  • 1. Anonymous - Thu, 11 Oct 2007 06:09:18 ESTMy god you have a short attention span..
  • 1. Anonymous - Thu, 11 Oct 2007 06:09:18 ESTMy god you have a short attention span..
  • 1. :) - Tue, 9 Oct 2007 14:29:29 ESTSigh....F.U.C.K YOU!
  • 1. Anonymous - Thu, 11 Oct 2007 06:09:18 ESTMy god you have a short attention span..
  • 1. Anonymous - Thu, 11 Oct 2007 06:09:18 ESTMy god you have a short attention span..
  • 1. Souri - Tue, 9 Oct 2007 12:16:58 EST1. Because it's a brilliant and funny machinema movie
    2. Because a good portion of Sumeans are creative, talented people who would be interested in seeing this

    Is it too much to ask to simply ignore news items that you're not interested in?

  • 1. :) - Tue, 9 Oct 2007 13:43:47 ESTBut it's 5 minutes of a dude running around with a flamethrower! That's hardly brilliant or creative.
  • 1. Anonymous - Tue, 9 Oct 2007 13:56:00 ESTJust shut up, dude. You've missed the point. There's plenty of films that accommodate for ADD sufferers out there, so let people enjoy this one. It's better than you understand.
  • 1. :) - Tue, 9 Oct 2007 14:10:10 ESTHow about posting news and jobs on the front page, and stupid, self-indulgent crap sticks to the forum. Sumea lists itself as "Australian and New Zealand Game Developers" and not 'fans of machinima". I've not missed the point at all.

    How did ADD get dragged into this?

  • 1. Anonymous - Tue, 9 Oct 2007 14:16:54 ESTSigh, why must you troll everything?

    Sumea can be anything Souri wants it to be. If he wants to post a video which will please the general stereotype of people visiting this website, what's it matter to you? Just ignore it and move on. But lets face it, you seem to enjoy this kind of response.

    I really enjoyed it. Can't wait to play some TF2 :D

  • 1. :) - Tue, 9 Oct 2007 14:29:29 ESTSigh....F.U.C.K YOU!
  • 1. Anonymous - Thu, 11 Oct 2007 06:09:18 ESTMy god you have a short attention span..
  • 1. Anonymous - Thu, 11 Oct 2007 06:09:18 ESTMy god you have a short attention span..
  • 1. :) - Tue, 9 Oct 2007 14:29:29 ESTSigh....F.U.C.K YOU!
  • 1. Anonymous - Thu, 11 Oct 2007 06:09:18 ESTMy god you have a short attention span..
  • 1. Anonymous - Thu, 11 Oct 2007 06:09:18 ESTMy god you have a short attention span..
  • 1. Anonymous - Tue, 9 Oct 2007 14:16:54 ESTSigh, why must you troll everything?

    Sumea can be anything Souri wants it to be. If he wants to post a video which will please the general stereotype of people visiting this website, what's it matter to you? Just ignore it and move on. But lets face it, you seem to enjoy this kind of response.

    I really enjoyed it. Can't wait to play some TF2 :D

  • 1. :) - Tue, 9 Oct 2007 14:29:29 ESTSigh....F.U.C.K YOU!
  • 1. Anonymous - Thu, 11 Oct 2007 06:09:18 ESTMy god you have a short attention span..
  • 1. Anonymous - Thu, 11 Oct 2007 06:09:18 ESTMy god you have a short attention span..
  • 1. :) - Tue, 9 Oct 2007 14:29:29 ESTSigh....F.U.C.K YOU!
  • 1. Anonymous - Thu, 11 Oct 2007 06:09:18 ESTMy god you have a short attention span..
  • 1. Anonymous - Thu, 11 Oct 2007 06:09:18 ESTMy god you have a short attention span..
  • 1. :) - Tue, 9 Oct 2007 14:10:10 ESTHow about posting news and jobs on the front page, and stupid, self-indulgent crap sticks to the forum. Sumea lists itself as "Australian and New Zealand Game Developers" and not 'fans of machinima". I've not missed the point at all.

    How did ADD get dragged into this?

  • 1. Anonymous - Tue, 9 Oct 2007 14:16:54 ESTSigh, why must you troll everything?

    Sumea can be anything Souri wants it to be. If he wants to post a video which will please the general stereotype of people visiting this website, what's it matter to you? Just ignore it and move on. But lets face it, you seem to enjoy this kind of response.

    I really enjoyed it. Can't wait to play some TF2 :D

  • 1. :) - Tue, 9 Oct 2007 14:29:29 ESTSigh....F.U.C.K YOU!
  • 1. Anonymous - Thu, 11 Oct 2007 06:09:18 ESTMy god you have a short attention span..
  • 1. Anonymous - Thu, 11 Oct 2007 06:09:18 ESTMy god you have a short attention span..
  • 1. :) - Tue, 9 Oct 2007 14:29:29 ESTSigh....F.U.C.K YOU!
  • 1. Anonymous - Thu, 11 Oct 2007 06:09:18 ESTMy god you have a short attention span..
  • 1. Anonymous - Thu, 11 Oct 2007 06:09:18 ESTMy god you have a short attention span..
  • 1. Anonymous - Tue, 9 Oct 2007 14:16:54 ESTSigh, why must you troll everything?

    Sumea can be anything Souri wants it to be. If he wants to post a video which will please the general stereotype of people visiting this website, what's it matter to you? Just ignore it and move on. But lets face it, you seem to enjoy this kind of response.

    I really enjoyed it. Can't wait to play some TF2 :D

  • 1. :) - Tue, 9 Oct 2007 14:29:29 ESTSigh....F.U.C.K YOU!
  • 1. Anonymous - Thu, 11 Oct 2007 06:09:18 ESTMy god you have a short attention span..
  • 1. Anonymous - Thu, 11 Oct 2007 06:09:18 ESTMy god you have a short attention span..
  • 1. :) - Tue, 9 Oct 2007 14:29:29 ESTSigh....F.U.C.K YOU!
  • 1. Anonymous - Thu, 11 Oct 2007 06:09:18 ESTMy god you have a short attention span..
  • 1. Anonymous - Thu, 11 Oct 2007 06:09:18 ESTMy god you have a short attention span..
  • 1. Anonymous - Tue, 9 Oct 2007 13:56:00 ESTJust shut up, dude. You've missed the point. There's plenty of films that accommodate for ADD sufferers out there, so let people enjoy this one. It's better than you understand.
  • 1. :) - Tue, 9 Oct 2007 14:10:10 ESTHow about posting news and jobs on the front page, and stupid, self-indulgent crap sticks to the forum. Sumea lists itself as "Australian and New Zealand Game Developers" and not 'fans of machinima". I've not missed the point at all.

    How did ADD get dragged into this?

  • 1. Anonymous - Tue, 9 Oct 2007 14:16:54 ESTSigh, why must you troll everything?

    Sumea can be anything Souri wants it to be. If he wants to post a video which will please the general stereotype of people visiting this website, what's it matter to you? Just ignore it and move on. But lets face it, you seem to enjoy this kind of response.

    I really enjoyed it. Can't wait to play some TF2 :D

  • 1. :) - Tue, 9 Oct 2007 14:29:29 ESTSigh....F.U.C.K YOU!
  • 1. Anonymous - Thu, 11 Oct 2007 06:09:18 ESTMy god you have a short attention span..
  • 1. Anonymous - Thu, 11 Oct 2007 06:09:18 ESTMy god you have a short attention span..
  • 1. :) - Tue, 9 Oct 2007 14:29:29 ESTSigh....F.U.C.K YOU!
  • 1. Anonymous - Thu, 11 Oct 2007 06:09:18 ESTMy god you have a short attention span..
  • 1. Anonymous - Thu, 11 Oct 2007 06:09:18 ESTMy god you have a short attention span..
  • 1. Anonymous - Tue, 9 Oct 2007 14:16:54 ESTSigh, why must you troll everything?

    Sumea can be anything Souri wants it to be. If he wants to post a video which will please the general stereotype of people visiting this website, what's it matter to you? Just ignore it and move on. But lets face it, you seem to enjoy this kind of response.

    I really enjoyed it. Can't wait to play some TF2 :D

  • 1. :) - Tue, 9 Oct 2007 14:29:29 ESTSigh....F.U.C.K YOU!
  • 1. Anonymous - Thu, 11 Oct 2007 06:09:18 ESTMy god you have a short attention span..
  • 1. Anonymous - Thu, 11 Oct 2007 06:09:18 ESTMy god you have a short attention span..
  • 1. :) - Tue, 9 Oct 2007 14:29:29 ESTSigh....F.U.C.K YOU!
  • 1. Anonymous - Thu, 11 Oct 2007 06:09:18 ESTMy god you have a short attention span..
  • 1. Anonymous - Thu, 11 Oct 2007 06:09:18 ESTMy god you have a short attention span..
  • 1. :) - Tue, 9 Oct 2007 14:10:10 ESTHow about posting news and jobs on the front page, and stupid, self-indulgent crap sticks to the forum. Sumea lists itself as "Australian and New Zealand Game Developers" and not 'fans of machinima". I've not missed the point at all.

    How did ADD get dragged into this?

  • 1. Anonymous - Tue, 9 Oct 2007 14:16:54 ESTSigh, why must you troll everything?

    Sumea can be anything Souri wants it to be. If he wants to post a video which will please the general stereotype of people visiting this website, what's it matter to you? Just ignore it and move on. But lets face it, you seem to enjoy this kind of response.

    I really enjoyed it. Can't wait to play some TF2 :D

  • 1. :) - Tue, 9 Oct 2007 14:29:29 ESTSigh....F.U.C.K YOU!
  • 1. Anonymous - Thu, 11 Oct 2007 06:09:18 ESTMy god you have a short attention span..
  • 1. Anonymous - Thu, 11 Oct 2007 06:09:18 ESTMy god you have a short attention span..
  • 1. :) - Tue, 9 Oct 2007 14:29:29 ESTSigh....F.U.C.K YOU!
  • 1. Anonymous - Thu, 11 Oct 2007 06:09:18 ESTMy god you have a short attention span..
  • 1. Anonymous - Thu, 11 Oct 2007 06:09:18 ESTMy god you have a short attention span..
  • 1. Anonymous - Tue, 9 Oct 2007 14:16:54 ESTSigh, why must you troll everything?

    Sumea can be anything Souri wants it to be. If he wants to post a video which will please the general stereotype of people visiting this website, what's it matter to you? Just ignore it and move on. But lets face it, you seem to enjoy this kind of response.

    I really enjoyed it. Can't wait to play some TF2 :D

  • 1. :) - Tue, 9 Oct 2007 14:29:29 ESTSigh....F.U.C.K YOU!
  • 1. Anonymous - Thu, 11 Oct 2007 06:09:18 ESTMy god you have a short attention span..
  • 1. Anonymous - Thu, 11 Oct 2007 06:09:18 ESTMy god you have a short attention span..
  • 1. :) - Tue, 9 Oct 2007 14:29:29 ESTSigh....F.U.C.K YOU!
  • 1. Anonymous - Thu, 11 Oct 2007 06:09:18 ESTMy god you have a short attention span..
  • 1. Anonymous - Thu, 11 Oct 2007 06:09:18 ESTMy god you have a short attention span..
  • 1. :) - Tue, 9 Oct 2007 13:43:47 ESTBut it's 5 minutes of a dude running around with a flamethrower! That's hardly brilliant or creative.
  • 1. Anonymous - Tue, 9 Oct 2007 13:56:00 ESTJust shut up, dude. You've missed the point. There's plenty of films that accommodate for ADD sufferers out there, so let people enjoy this one. It's better than you understand.
  • 1. :) - Tue, 9 Oct 2007 14:10:10 ESTHow about posting news and jobs on the front page, and stupid, self-indulgent crap sticks to the forum. Sumea lists itself as "Australian and New Zealand Game Developers" and not 'fans of machinima". I've not missed the point at all.

    How did ADD get dragged into this?

  • 1. Anonymous - Tue, 9 Oct 2007 14:16:54 ESTSigh, why must you troll everything?

    Sumea can be anything Souri wants it to be. If he wants to post a video which will please the general stereotype of people visiting this website, what's it matter to you? Just ignore it and move on. But lets face it, you seem to enjoy this kind of response.

    I really enjoyed it. Can't wait to play some TF2 :D

  • 1. :) - Tue, 9 Oct 2007 14:29:29 ESTSigh....F.U.C.K YOU!
  • 1. Anonymous - Thu, 11 Oct 2007 06:09:18 ESTMy god you have a short attention span..
  • 1. Anonymous - Thu, 11 Oct 2007 06:09:18 ESTMy god you have a short attention span..
  • 1. :) - Tue, 9 Oct 2007 14:29:29 ESTSigh....F.U.C.K YOU!
  • 1. Anonymous - Thu, 11 Oct 2007 06:09:18 ESTMy god you have a short attention span..
  • 1. Anonymous - Thu, 11 Oct 2007 06:09:18 ESTMy god you have a short attention span..
  • 1. Anonymous - Tue, 9 Oct 2007 14:16:54 ESTSigh, why must you troll everything?

    Sumea can be anything Souri wants it to be. If he wants to post a video which will please the general stereotype of people visiting this website, what's it matter to you? Just ignore it and move on. But lets face it, you seem to enjoy this kind of response.

    I really enjoyed it. Can't wait to play some TF2 :D

  • 1. :) - Tue, 9 Oct 2007 14:29:29 ESTSigh....F.U.C.K YOU!
  • 1. Anonymous - Thu, 11 Oct 2007 06:09:18 ESTMy god you have a short attention span..
  • 1. Anonymous - Thu, 11 Oct 2007 06:09:18 ESTMy god you have a short attention span..
  • 1. :) - Tue, 9 Oct 2007 14:29:29 ESTSigh....F.U.C.K YOU!
  • 1. Anonymous - Thu, 11 Oct 2007 06:09:18 ESTMy god you have a short attention span..
  • 1. Anonymous - Thu, 11 Oct 2007 06:09:18 ESTMy god you have a short attention span..
  • 1. :) - Tue, 9 Oct 2007 14:10:10 ESTHow about posting news and jobs on the front page, and stupid, self-indulgent crap sticks to the forum. Sumea lists itself as "Australian and New Zealand Game Developers" and not 'fans of machinima". I've not missed the point at all.

    How did ADD get dragged into this?

  • 1. Anonymous - Tue, 9 Oct 2007 14:16:54 ESTSigh, why must you troll everything?

    Sumea can be anything Souri wants it to be. If he wants to post a video which will please the general stereotype of people visiting this website, what's it matter to you? Just ignore it and move on. But lets face it, you seem to enjoy this kind of response.

    I really enjoyed it. Can't wait to play some TF2 :D

  • 1. :) - Tue, 9 Oct 2007 14:29:29 ESTSigh....F.U.C.K YOU!
  • 1. Anonymous - Thu, 11 Oct 2007 06:09:18 ESTMy god you have a short attention span..
  • 1. Anonymous - Thu, 11 Oct 2007 06:09:18 ESTMy god you have a short attention span..
  • 1. :) - Tue, 9 Oct 2007 14:29:29 ESTSigh....F.U.C.K YOU!
  • 1. Anonymous - Thu, 11 Oct 2007 06:09:18 ESTMy god you have a short attention span..
  • 1. Anonymous - Thu, 11 Oct 2007 06:09:18 ESTMy god you have a short attention span..
  • 1. Anonymous - Tue, 9 Oct 2007 14:16:54 ESTSigh, why must you troll everything?

    Sumea can be anything Souri wants it to be. If he wants to post a video which will please the general stereotype of people visiting this website, what's it matter to you? Just ignore it and move on. But lets face it, you seem to enjoy this kind of response.

    I really enjoyed it. Can't wait to play some TF2 :D

  • 1. :) - Tue, 9 Oct 2007 14:29:29 ESTSigh....F.U.C.K YOU!
  • 1. Anonymous - Thu, 11 Oct 2007 06:09:18 ESTMy god you have a short attention span..
  • 1. Anonymous - Thu, 11 Oct 2007 06:09:18 ESTMy god you have a short attention span..
  • 1. :) - Tue, 9 Oct 2007 14:29:29 ESTSigh....F.U.C.K YOU!
  • 1. Anonymous - Thu, 11 Oct 2007 06:09:18 ESTMy god you have a short attention span..
  • 1. Anonymous - Thu, 11 Oct 2007 06:09:18 ESTMy god you have a short attention span..
  • 1. Anonymous - Tue, 9 Oct 2007 13:56:00 ESTJust shut up, dude. You've missed the point. There's plenty of films that accommodate for ADD sufferers out there, so let people enjoy this one. It's better than you understand.
  • 1. :) - Tue, 9 Oct 2007 14:10:10 ESTHow about posting news and jobs on the front page, and stupid, self-indulgent crap sticks to the forum. Sumea lists itself as "Australian and New Zealand Game Developers" and not 'fans of machinima". I've not missed the point at all.

    How did ADD get dragged into this?

  • 1. Anonymous - Tue, 9 Oct 2007 14:16:54 ESTSigh, why must you troll everything?

    Sumea can be anything Souri wants it to be. If he wants to post a video which will please the general stereotype of people visiting this website, what's it matter to you? Just ignore it and move on. But lets face it, you seem to enjoy this kind of response.

    I really enjoyed it. Can't wait to play some TF2 :D

  • 1. :) - Tue, 9 Oct 2007 14:29:29 ESTSigh....F.U.C.K YOU!
  • 1. Anonymous - Thu, 11 Oct 2007 06:09:18 ESTMy god you have a short attention span..
  • 1. Anonymous - Thu, 11 Oct 2007 06:09:18 ESTMy god you have a short attention span..
  • 1. :) - Tue, 9 Oct 2007 14:29:29 ESTSigh....F.U.C.K YOU!
  • 1. Anonymous - Thu, 11 Oct 2007 06:09:18 ESTMy god you have a short attention span..
  • 1. Anonymous - Thu, 11 Oct 2007 06:09:18 ESTMy god you have a short attention span..
  • 1. Anonymous - Tue, 9 Oct 2007 14:16:54 ESTSigh, why must you troll everything?

    Sumea can be anything Souri wants it to be. If he wants to post a video which will please the general stereotype of people visiting this website, what's it matter to you? Just ignore it and move on. But lets face it, you seem to enjoy this kind of response.

    I really enjoyed it. Can't wait to play some TF2 :D

  • 1. :) - Tue, 9 Oct 2007 14:29:29 ESTSigh....F.U.C.K YOU!
  • 1. Anonymous - Thu, 11 Oct 2007 06:09:18 ESTMy god you have a short attention span..
  • 1. Anonymous - Thu, 11 Oct 2007 06:09:18 ESTMy god you have a short attention span..
  • 1. :) - Tue, 9 Oct 2007 14:29:29 ESTSigh....F.U.C.K YOU!
  • 1. Anonymous - Thu, 11 Oct 2007 06:09:18 ESTMy god you have a short attention span..
  • 1. Anonymous - Thu, 11 Oct 2007 06:09:18 ESTMy god you have a short attention span..
  • 1. :) - Tue, 9 Oct 2007 14:10:10 ESTHow about posting news and jobs on the front page, and stupid, self-indulgent crap sticks to the forum. Sumea lists itself as "Australian and New Zealand Game Developers" and not 'fans of machinima". I've not missed the point at all.

    How did ADD get dragged into this?

  • 1. Anonymous - Tue, 9 Oct 2007 14:16:54 ESTSigh, why must you troll everything?

    Sumea can be anything Souri wants it to be. If he wants to post a video which will please the general stereotype of people visiting this website, what's it matter to you? Just ignore it and move on. But lets face it, you seem to enjoy this kind of response.

    I really enjoyed it. Can't wait to play some TF2 :D

  • 1. :) - Tue, 9 Oct 2007 14:29:29 ESTSigh....F.U.C.K YOU!
  • 1. Anonymous - Thu, 11 Oct 2007 06:09:18 ESTMy god you have a short attention span..
  • 1. Anonymous - Thu, 11 Oct 2007 06:09:18 ESTMy god you have a short attention span..
  • 1. :) - Tue, 9 Oct 2007 14:29:29 ESTSigh....F.U.C.K YOU!
  • 1. Anonymous - Thu, 11 Oct 2007 06:09:18 ESTMy god you have a short attention span..
  • 1. Anonymous - Thu, 11 Oct 2007 06:09:18 ESTMy god you have a short attention span..
  • 1. Anonymous - Tue, 9 Oct 2007 14:16:54 ESTSigh, why must you troll everything?

    Sumea can be anything Souri wants it to be. If he wants to post a video which will please the general stereotype of people visiting this website, what's it matter to you? Just ignore it and move on. But lets face it, you seem to enjoy this kind of response.

    I really enjoyed it. Can't wait to play some TF2 :D

  • 1. :) - Tue, 9 Oct 2007 14:29:29 ESTSigh....F.U.C.K YOU!
  • 1. Anonymous - Thu, 11 Oct 2007 06:09:18 ESTMy god you have a short attention span..
  • 1. Anonymous - Thu, 11 Oct 2007 06:09:18 ESTMy god you have a short attention span..
  • 1. :) - Tue, 9 Oct 2007 14:29:29 ESTSigh....F.U.C.K YOU!
  • 1. Anonymous - Thu, 11 Oct 2007 06:09:18 ESTMy god you have a short attention span..
  • 1. Anonymous - Thu, 11 Oct 2007 06:09:18 ESTMy god you have a short attention span..
  • 2. Anonymous - Tue, 9 Oct 2007 12:12:25 ESTThat was awesome. Very cute.
News
Submitted by anonymous (not verified) on Mon, 08/10/07 - 9:04 PM Permalink

  • 1. Anonymous - Mon, 8 Oct 2007 12:19:52 ESTIf this was done when Steam first came out you could (sort of) say, "Ok, well this is to stop parallel importing." Whether you agree with that or not it's an argument you could make. But to do it now, it is simply just a way for the local disties to keep retail happy. Funny thing is, if the exchange rate were taken into account both ways, game prices would have dropped no? Smells fishy to me...
  • 2. Anonymous - Mon, 8 Oct 2007 13:30:05 ESTIt's a little disappointing that games in Australia cost nearly as much as they did when our dollar was only worth 50 US cents. I was thinking of getting the COH expansion through Steam. Now, I don't think I'll even bother with the boxed version.
  • 3. Anonymous - Mon, 8 Oct 2007 14:20:29 ESTI am so sick of artificial regions. Don't let them win - import the retail copies anyway from the cheapest region.
  • 4. sh0v0r - Mon, 8 Oct 2007 17:11:31 ESTWhen I did the exchange for an XBox 360 Elite, US $479 it worked out to about $530 but the RRP in Aus is $729 figure that shit out?
  • 5. sh0v0r - Mon, 8 Oct 2007 17:16:37 ESTAlso you can't argue Tax or importation costs.

    DVD Crave has PGR4 for $67 for the region free US copy, the Aus copy is $80.

  • 6. Anonymous - Tue, 9 Oct 2007 10:03:35 ESTi don't understand why they do it other than to rip us off here.
    everytime they delay games here is the same.
    most people who want the game will import it to get the game when it is first available and to save money .
    if they released games here at the same time or even shorly after surely they would sell more then when they release them 6-12 months later.
  • 1. Anonymous - Tue, 9 Oct 2007 16:58:45 ESTc'mon, most games are released simultaneously or after a slight delay. Is there really that much of a problem with delays for Oz releases any more? I certainly haven't really noticed it, but then again, I can put up with a week or two...
  • 1. Anonymous - Tue, 9 Oct 2007 16:58:45 ESTc'mon, most games are released simultaneously or after a slight delay. Is there really that much of a problem with delays for Oz releases any more? I certainly haven't really noticed it, but then again, I can put up with a week or two...

Local gamers are well aware of the huge disparity between the prices of Australian / New Zealand games to those being sold in America, and it becomes even more puzzling when the exchange rate is fairly close at the moment.

But for those who mainly enjoy their games on the PC, there is an alternative to buying games from retail. If you use the Valve's Steam service, you could purchase and directly download a game for the same U.S price. For example, the newly released Quake Wars: Enemy Territory can be had for $49.95 (US) which converts to $55 (AU), a massive savings from the RRP $89.95 if we were to buy it from a retail store.

However, if you're interesting in getting Company of Heroes, Dawn of War or Full Spectrum Warrior via Steam, you're fresh out of luck. Kotaku reports that publisher THQ are blocking their games on Steam for Australian and New Zealand consumers, and it's theorized that it's a deliberate tactic to force local consumers to buy from retail. From Kotaku...

In what I can only assume is a move by these publishers to ensure that AU/NZ consumers have to resort to retail given the favourable exchange rate between the US and AU dollar.
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