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Nickname Icewind
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Signed On Aug 21, 2002, 18:44
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News Comments > Next DOOM Details Next Year
14. Re: Next DOOM Details Next Year Jul 19, 2014, 16:33 Icewind
 
raVen wrote on Jul 19, 2014, 16:07:
Original iD is dead.
John Carmack, John Romero, Tom Hall, and Adrian Carmack have nothing to do with the company any longer.
Now it's just an IP horse that Zenimax is going to beat to death.

Hardcore iD fans already know this Zenimax, I for one don't care about your upcoming games.

Pretty much this here.

Also, the comment in the article about them not wanting it nitpicked to death, that's just so god damn ignorant. I've noticed in this age of the indie studio a lot of AAA+ developers moan and whine a lot more about fan reactions. I think they all have small wiener syndrome and are jealous that there are people doing what they want to do and doing it better with a much better reaction from the fanbase.

Fine, keep the video to yourself. Let's hope whatever you pull out of your rear end for the Fallout 4 demo this Spike Game Awards is decent enough to con a million or so shmucks into buying it.
 
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News Comments > Diablo III Two-Handed Weapon Changes
15. Re: Diablo III Two-Handed Weapon Changes Jul 18, 2014, 15:30 Icewind
 
I'm shocked it took them this long to fix a fundamental flaw with one of the most basic and crucial weapon types. I mean, good for them they finally got around to it, but to think an entire class of weaponry, a rather popular and base one, was broken to a major extent? If this was Late 90s Blizzard they would have been on this pronto.

Of course, then the server would be laggy as ****.
 
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News Comments > GRID Autosport Boost Pack Released, Because "It Sells"
6. Re: GRID Autosport Boost Pack Released, Because Jul 16, 2014, 21:44 Icewind
 
I actually don't mind this, since I don't have to buy it. Cheat DLC like this is just for folks who suck at the game, and I can avoid it entirely by just RTFM and learning how to properly play.

What bothers me is their DLC for Grid 2, which required you to buy it to get the remaining 50% of the content they cut from the main game.
 
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News Comments > Divinity: Original Sin Patch Introduces AI Personalities
5. Re: Divinity: Original Sin Patch Introduces AI Personalities Jul 15, 2014, 21:38 Icewind
 
I can't wait for the new recruitable NPCs they are planning. Lar said they were shooting for an October release, where they plan on adding two new party members.

 
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News Comments > Star Citizen at $48 Million
6. Re: Star Citizen at $48 Million Jul 14, 2014, 21:58 Icewind
 
Can't wait to see the first Star Citizen wedding where the bride and groom recite their nuptials in Banu.

Then we will know it really has "arrived".
 
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News Comments > West Games/Areal AMA Doesn't Answer All Questions
23. Re: West Games/Areal AMA Doesn't Answer All Questions Jul 14, 2014, 18:00 Icewind
 
jdreyer wrote on Jul 14, 2014, 17:29:
BitWraith wrote on Jul 14, 2014, 15:20:

Those of us who follow this stuff closely are a minority.

Yeah, but if you KS's it, wouldn't you be following it? I think someone hit it on the head: they're using some if their own money. They went almost to 35K the first day and have barely moved since.

I don't follow Wasteland 2, yet I threw 60 bucks at it. I even had to block their emails because I'd check and there'd be a dozen emails from them. Got tired of the constant meaningless updates and just wanted to get the (finished) game.

I have no clue how far along or when it's coming, but there is a boxed copy waiting to be delivered to my house.
 
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News Comments > Dragon Age: Inquisition Trailer
34. Re: Dragon Age: Inquisition Trailer Jul 10, 2014, 22:11 Icewind
 
The combat looks exactly like The Witcher 2 to me. Like they just copied it and pasted it into DA's world.

Which is funny considering:

They seemed to hate it
 
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News Comments > Game Reviews
7. Re: Game Reviews Jul 9, 2014, 17:08 Icewind
 
InBlack wrote on Jul 9, 2014, 10:10:
Well I rerolled, went with Ranger, Mage and did the whole character creation thing, and things are obviously much better now. Now that Ive read this review and found out how crappy crafting is, well....goddamn it!

the only good part about crafting is having a guy do blacksmithing to sharpen swords and hammer out your armor so the movement penalties get removed. That's really the extent of it. I wouldn't waste precious points in it.

You can make potions with the crafting skill but I found the game is really generous with potion drops and right now have about 18 large health pots.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
6. Re: Morning Metaverse Jul 7, 2014, 14:02 Icewind
 
I wish Verizon would have refunded me for the three years I spent with noise on their line that disconnected me every 20-30 minutes. Spent so much money on replacement cords and modems before realizing it was their problem and then never having them reimburse me.

That's when I went to Comcast, and oddly enough, they've been really good to me. Maybe I'm just lucky or live in the suburbs and get a closer connection to their hub.
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
6. Re: Steam Top 10 Jul 6, 2014, 14:10 Icewind
 
CJ_Parker wrote on Jul 6, 2014, 13:49:
MoreLuckThanSkill wrote on Jul 6, 2014, 13:16:
Minor issues aside, it is indeed a very good game. I hope Pillars of Eternity blows it out of the water though. :o

It won't. DOS has already won because -aside from an assload of metric fucktons of bugs- PoE is gonna suffer from the typical Obsidian "RPGs are serious business ho-humm" disease whereas Larian Studios have taken their typical more light-hearted and humorous approach which is simply much cooler and more refreshing than Obsidian's heavy-handed style.
For Obsidian creating a game seems to be a meticulous science while Larian just create the fucking game and make it fun. Larian wins.

Took the words right out of my mouth, perfectly said.

Also, some of the complaints about D:OS are the same nearly every turn-based game has. Blackguards, POR2, Wiz8, ToEE...especially the targeting swaying enemies thing. I can't tell you how many times I've flubbed up rounds in ToEE because I clicked the floor instead of a stunned enemy. It's really hard to avoid that kind of stuff when your commands are required to be confirmed by clicking on something that is only a few pixels wide.

I just hit level 14 myself and I couldn't be happier. It's an amazing game that ticks all the required boxes on my RPG must-have list.
 
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News Comments > Divinity: Original Sin Sells Like the Devil
7. Re: Divinity: Original Sin Sells Like the Devil Jul 5, 2014, 14:06 Icewind
 
Just hit lv12 in this game and totally loving it. I hope they make more using this engine the way Bioware did with BG. They could have quite a thing going here with that.

When ToEE came out, this is what I expected it to be.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
2. Re: Op Ed Jul 4, 2014, 17:41 Icewind
 
E-sports will do just fine without the SJW crap. This won't "kill it" since the vast majority of those in it are male. As is the case with gaming as a whole. Well, so long as we don't include casual garbage like mobile phone games, FB and WoW.

Let's just admit it. Women aren't very skilled gamers. I think it speaks volumes that the famous Frag Dolls are all console gamers using controllers and when people ask them why they don't play on the PC with a KB+M they ignore them. Women just aren't made for this.

We can pretend to be all sensitive and new-agey but it won't make a lie come true.

Now, if they have a competition for the best dressed avatars in WoW, they'll totally dominate the competition.
 
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News Comments > Underworld Ascension Announced
27. Re: Underworld Ascension Announced Jul 1, 2014, 18:32 Icewind
 
Ascension? Didn't we learn not to use that word in an Ultima-esque game back in 1999?  
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News Comments > GameStar: Crytek in Financial Trouble
49. Re: GameStar: Crytek in Financial Trouble Jun 23, 2014, 06:41 Icewind
 
Lord Tea wrote on Jun 23, 2014, 03:59:
Haven't played a Crytek game since their decision to develop for/focus on consoles....

You didn't miss much. I lost respect for them when they released the consolized garbage that was Crysis 2. Long narrow linear corridors with enemies so stupid even an old fart like me could beat it on the highest difficulty using nothing but stealth and one-shot stealth kills. A gigantic slap in the face to PC fans everywhere.

I smiled so wide when I read this news. Good riddance, Crytek.
 
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News Comments > Deus Ex Universe Online Hint?
6. Re: Deus Ex Universe Online Hint? Jun 18, 2014, 11:34 Icewind
 
Cutter wrote on Jun 18, 2014, 11:16:
Multiplayer? Why? To what end? DXHR already dumbed down the game enough with its linear paths and approaches to the game. While DXHR wasn't bad, it really didn't imppress me either. And after the debacle that was Thief I won't be touching this for a long time, if ever.

My thoughts exactly.

Problem is, they have to make the game palatable to the young pups out there that won't play a game that doesn't have multiplayer.
 
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News Comments > Destiny Still Destined for PCs?
13. Re: Destiny Still Destined for PCs? Jun 14, 2014, 16:24 Icewind
 
Destiny is one of the few next-gen games right now that have me wanting to buy a console, even if it's just Borderlands without the cel-shading. I'd say that and Bloodborne probably. In time, I may have to get a PS4.

That being said, Destiny looks fairly decent to me. I love the mixture of post-apoc (Mankind teetering on the edge) mixed with alien invasion junk and an RPG-lite system thrown on top. Nothing radical but definitely interesting.

Put it on PC and I can hold off on buying a PS4 for a while longer.
 
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News Comments > Assassin's Creed Unity Female Lead Follow-up
9. Re: Assassin's Creed Unity Female Lead Follow-up Jun 12, 2014, 04:31 Icewind
 
Seems pretty cut-and-dried to me. The protagonist is male, and as such, when you take your protagonist into a multiplayer game, that character is still Arno. Four Arno clones working in tandem. I don't see the problem here.  
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News Comments > Female Lead Cut from Assassin's Creed: Unity
11. Re: Female Lead Cut from Assassin's Creed: Unity Jun 11, 2014, 11:06 Icewind
 
I love how the wussy crowd on Kotaku and Polygon are picking this up and running through the streets with it as if it's proof that developers are actively maintaining an anti-female conspiracy.

I'm sitting back with my popcorn watching it and laughing my ass off.
 
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News Comments > It Came from E3 2014, Part 3
9. Re: It Came from E3 2014, Part 3 Jun 10, 2014, 22:34 Icewind
 
The editors of Polygon went to the same journalism school Kotaku's founders went to, apparently.

I actually enjoyed the rebuttal I found here: Nichegamer

Polygon isn't credible. Not since their Dragon's Crown review which skipped the game mechanics and spent nearly the entire review whining about the size of boobs.
 
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News Comments > Grand Theft Auto V for PC This Fall
31. Re: Grand Theft Auto V for PC This Fall Jun 10, 2014, 11:05 Icewind
 
nin wrote on Jun 10, 2014, 10:43:
Xero wrote on Jun 10, 2014, 10:38:
Listen, there is no console that can ever compete with the latest PC hardware. They can hate all they want, but the console will always be limited to the hardware it comes with and to optimize the game to run SMOOTHEST vs looking great when all is said and done.

So what did you think of 4 on the pc? <ducks>


GTA4 looks great on the PC. Actually, the only negative thing you can bring up about GTA4 on the PC is the Rockstar Social club and all the havoc of the game's launch due to that service. Once all of that was ironed out, and it didn't take long, the game was glorious.

No reason to duck. No reason to be a snarky jerk. Facts are facts. GTA has always looked better on the PC.

Could be because this series was always meant to be on the PC.

That's why GTA4 on PC looks better than GTA5 on PS4:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ynxg0xnrLZ0
 
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