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Thread: 10,000 steam accounts banned for grav gun abuse

  1. #1
    Member
    Registered: May 2004
    Location: Quitting while I'm ahead

    10,000 steam accounts banned for grav gun abuse

    Last edited by Sypher; 17th Dec 2004 at 06:22.

  2. #2
    Member
    Registered: Jan 2001
    Location: the Sheeple Pen
    Idiots. It's their own fault. I haven't played HL2 (and now I probably don't even want to) but if that weapon is in the game, then they should expect players to use it!

  3. #3
    Member
    Registered: Jan 2002
    Location: Ohio
    lol. Something tells me you didn't read it...

  4. #4
    Member
    Registered: Oct 2000
    Location: Cambridge, UK
    "The company cited two reasons which prompted the ban. First, complaints from non-player characters (NPC) and secondly complaints from Valve's own modelers."

    Yes, a spoof, methinks.


    "Valve also released a new patch for Half-Life 2 which would force players to swap weapons every three minutes"

  5. #5
    Member
    Registered: Dec 1999
    Location: Black Squadron
    BBSpot is an entirely satirical site, at the bottom of every page it states:
    BBspot is a satirical news and comedy source and meant to be funny. If you are easily offended, gullible or don't have a sense of humor we suggest you go elsewhere.

  6. #6
    Still Subjective
    Registered: Dec 1999
    Location: Idiocy will never die
    Damn right too! Ban them ban them ban them!

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    Member
    Registered: Jan 2001
    Location: the Sheeple Pen
    Quote Originally Posted by NeoPendragon
    lol. Something tells me you didn't read it...
    Haha, well, I browsed through it quickly without really thinking that much. I suppose it was quite well written then, because I believed all that. I'm in a different situation than most of you though, since I haven't played HL2 and don't even know what gravity gun is. I don't read gaming news very often, and not any of those spoof sites either.
    Duh. Quite a good April Fool on December 17th anyway.

  8. #8
    Member
    Registered: Sep 2003
    Location: Glasgow, Scotland
    classic case of RTFA syndrome! Now you can make things even worse for yourself by trying to save face and editing the thread title and your post to something completely random!

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    Member
    Registered: May 2004
    Location: Quitting while I'm ahead
    Quote Originally Posted by NyquistLimit
    classic case of RTFA syndrome! Now you can make things even worse for yourself by trying to save face and editing the thread title and your post to something completely random!
    Hehe, I knew it was a spoof. I just wanted to see if anyone else would be fooled.

  10. #10
    Taking a break
    Registered: Dec 2002
    "I spent 6 hours making the Combine gun mesh," said one modeler, "And now no one uses it."
    LOL.

    Good article.

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    Member
    Registered: Jan 2001
    Location: the Sheeple Pen
    Quote Originally Posted by Sypher
    Hehe, I knew it was a spoof. I just wanted to see if anyone else would be fooled.
    Hehe, I knew it was a spoof too.
    How could anyone believe that?
    *ahem*

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    BANNED
    Registered: Apr 2000
    Location: Bach lobster! BWV B-52S

    /me snaBnu rehpyS.

  13. #13
    Member
    Registered: Apr 2002
    Location: Landahn
    I'm never buying another game from Valve until Half-Life 3 comes out.
    Cracks me up.

  14. #14
    Member
    Registered: Jan 2002
    Location: Ohio
    Quote Originally Posted by NyquistLimit
    classic case of RTFA syndrome! Now you can make things even worse for yourself by trying to save face and editing the thread title and your post to something completely random!
    Thats the way to do it!

  15. #15
    Member
    Registered: Oct 2003
    Location: Off the TTLG bus
    It seems that Valve watched the Halflife 1 speed run, while they were developing Halflife 2. And they took it into account. There's all kinds of tricks people are figuring out, and some of them seem "engineered". Things that you wouldn't notice unless you went looking, and then it seemed absolutely made to be done like that.

    Case in point: It's faster to run, on foot, instead of taking the buggy. From the docks where you get your buggy and the crane operator drops you, until you pull into the garage at the lighthouse, it takes 8.5 minutes on foot...Or nearly 20 minutes by buggy. And the footpath is like a groove; it seems intentionally put there.

    People are using grenade and gravity-gun jumps to bypass large sections. The run has been done in 2:57. Word is it's down to just under 2:20 (estimation, not yet confirmed). And the plan is to use massive amounts of explosion and GG jumps to trim off the last 20 minutes. It'll be 1:30 of NPC dialogue, and 30 minutes of actual gameplay...

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    Level 10,000 achieved
    Registered: Mar 2001
    Location: Finland
    Great article, great site too that BBspot.

    Sorta reminds me of "The Daily Vore". Anyone remember that? Back in 97-98, a site that had funny made-up computer-game news, it was hosted on PlanetQuake and run by Steve "sCary" Gibson(from "sCary's Shugashack", nowadays www.shacknews.com). Ah, those were the days.

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    ZylonBane
    Registered: Sep 2000
    Location: ZylonBane
    Quote Originally Posted by Sypher
    Hehe, I knew it was a spoof. I just wanted to see if anyone else would be fooled.
    You leave flaming bags of poop on people's front doorsteps, don't you?

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    Moderator and Priest
    Registered: Mar 2002
    Location: Dinosaur Ladies of the Night
    Let me guess...you have a problem with to, right ZB? :P

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    ZylonBane
    Registered: Sep 2000
    Location: ZylonBane
    Quote Originally Posted by Renzatic
    Let me guess...you have a problem with to, right ZB? :P
    No, to never did anything to me. Why do you ask?

  20. #20
    BANNED
    Registered: May 2003
    Location: The Nation's Bowels
    Quote Originally Posted by ZylonBane
    No, to never did anything to me. Why do you ask?

    Git him, boy, git tomi!!

    LOL you haven't fought in what, two whole days?

  21. #21
    New Member
    Registered: Nov 2004
    Do a Google search for ZylonBane or Zylon Bane, and ask yourself the question: Does this guy do anything other than post cocky comments on forums internet-wide, correcting peoples spelling and grammar and generally thinking he's a know-it-all? You'll see. What does ZylonBane mean anyway?
    Last edited by Jedi Mind Tricks; 22nd Dec 2004 at 05:51. Reason: fixed minor spelling error... hahaha

  22. #22
    Taking a break
    Registered: Dec 2002
    ZylonBane.

    *hides*

  23. #23
    Quote Originally Posted by Jedi Mind Tricks
    Do a Google search for ZylonBane or Zylon Bane, and ask yourself the question: Does this guy do anything other than post cocky comments on forums internet-wide, correcting peoples spelling and grammar and generally thinking he's a know-it-all. You'll see. What does ZylonBane mean anyway?
    Last edited by Jedi Mind Tricks : 22nd Dec 2004 at 11:30 AM. Reason: fixed minor spelling error... hahaha
    ONE MORE MISTAKE TO GO

  24. #24
    New Member
    Registered: Nov 2004
    ONE MORE MISTAKE TO GO
    Where? Do tell.

  25. #25
    Member
    Registered: Jun 2003
    Location: Darmstadt, Germany

    Just wait, ZB will tell you.




    btw, with regard to your other question - he does a fine job with SHTUP

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