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Nickname Icewind
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Signed On Aug 21, 2002, 18:44
Total Comments 1539 (Pro)
User ID 13929
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News Comments > Talos Principle Punishes Pirates
12. Re: Talos Principle Punishes Pirates Dec 29, 2014, 14:05 Icewind
Old news, it was circumvented. I was on [a board that shall remain nameless] and users already posted a cheat that lets you clip through the elevator, thus negating the anti-piracy lock. Pirates on this board were posting playthroughs of it where they did just that.

So in the end, Croteam accomplished nothing.
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News Comments > Boxing Day Consolidation
3. Re: Boxing Day Consolidation Dec 26, 2014, 21:37 Icewind
DangerDog wrote on Dec 26, 2014, 16:50:
Most games have some sort of online component, and I understand you can't play anything on a console until you download the latest firmware and updates.

Only if you let it attempt to check to *see* if there are updates.

If you buy the console and never let it touch a single drop of wifi, it won't matter.
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News Comments > GSC Game World Website
5. Re: GSC Game World Website Dec 22, 2014, 21:07 Icewind
Aero wrote on Dec 22, 2014, 17:03:
I have no idea what's left of them, but a proper open-world Stalker sequel or remake or whatever would be most splendid. Preferably one based on a third-party engine that's been thoroughly debugged.

I wouldn't even object to a cross-platform release so long as they take the PC version seriously. Now is the time (if not slightly past) given that survival games are pretty popular.

4A games (The Metro 2033/Last Light guys) said they were doing an open world version of their titles next, so you may get your wish.
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News Comments > GSC Game World Back in Business
8. Re: GSC Game World Back in Business Dec 21, 2014, 21:15 Icewind
beremot wrote on Dec 21, 2014, 19:20:
Icewind wrote on Dec 21, 2014, 19:09:
You mean the Complete mod? There is no Redux mod for Stalker.

Sorry, but in this instance, you are mistaken:

I remember very clearly, because the buzz around STALKER had been going for--it felt like years since the first screenshots were released. And then it finally came out and it was good but Redux made it excellent.

Redux by itself was the single best mod I have ever used. The attention those guys put into nailing every single thing they could in terms of accuracy ... just amazing.

If you haven't tried the first STALKER with Redux, I strongly urge you to.

EDIT: Actually, double checking that link, I'm not sure that's the right mod ... It is called "Redux" and it is for the first STALKER, but I don't recognize the name of the person who uploaded it and is apparently claiming it as theirs ... The Redux I played was put together by a team of people, had its own webpage, forum, etc.

Thanks, but no thanks. There is only one Stalker mod, and that's the "complete" one. It's regarded as the single most important addition to the series and until this day, I've never seen a Stalker fan who used any other mod other than complete. This redux nonsense is new to me.

I highly advise you remove redux and see what you're really missing:
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News Comments > GSC Game World Back in Business
4. Re: GSC Game World Back in Business Dec 21, 2014, 19:09 Icewind
beremot wrote on Dec 21, 2014, 19:01:
The first STALKER with the Redux mod ... Some the BEST tactical shooting I've ever experienced, bar none. And that was just the A.I.. Loved how you could shoot an enemy but not kill them, only to have them bleed out about 30 seconds later. Same thing could happen to you as well. The gun battle in the brick farm house ... Ah, memories. Great, great game.

PS: If this isn't the nail in the coffin for West Games, I don't know what will be.

You mean the Complete mod? There is no Redux mod for Stalker.

But yeah, with Complete the handgun becomes a one shot kill weapon if you get them square in the head. Really amazing gun play. The only thing I've seen that compares is Metro 2033/Last light Redux where the heft and recoil are perfectly implemented. Guns feel so right in those games.

They spoiled me when it comes to FPSs.
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News Comments > Evening Safety Dance
18. Re: Evening Safety Dance Dec 18, 2014, 07:51 Icewind
Isn't Kim Jong Fat ass almost dead anyway? Pics of him are rare nowadays, and when he's out, they are holding his arms up Weekend-at-Bernie's style.  
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News Comments > Hatred Gets Steam Redlight
58. Re: Hatred Gets Steam Redlight Dec 16, 2014, 08:46 Icewind
In keeping with my free market capitalist beliefs, I understand that Valve has every right to do this and, unlike the idiots already forming petitions around the web (The developer is even starting one) I know that fighting them over this is childish and a waste of time.


From now on, whenever a game I want is on another service other than steam (Origin, GOG, Desura, Gamer's Gate, etc) I will buy it there instead. I will never buy another game from Steam unless it is solely exclusive to Steam. Which is highly rare nowadays with GOG gaining so much power in the industry.

I'm sure my money won't make a difference (I maybe spent a $100 or so a month on digital purchases) but I can assure you they will never get anything from me anymore.
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News Comments > inXile TMs Meanwhile & Van Buren
18. Re: inXile TMs Meanwhile & Van Buren Dec 8, 2014, 19:03 Icewind
Thought maybe Fargo would do something really different next. Didn't expect *another* Fallout style game.

Not that I'm complaining, but I was thinking he'd get experimental.
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News Comments > Assassin's Creed Unity DLC
8. Re: Assassin's Creed Unity DLC Nov 30, 2014, 12:04 Icewind
The wife bought me an Xbox1 for Christmas and let me have it early, and it's one of the kits that has AC: Unity and AC4 for free...and I haven't even bothered installing Unity. To be honest, I'm afraid. I've heard so many bad things about it that I'm wondering if it will blow up my machine and murder me.  
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News Comments > Black Friday Interviews
5. Re: Black Friday Interviews Nov 28, 2014, 15:17 Icewind
garrywong wrote on Nov 28, 2014, 15:05:
I'm a bit confused. I didn't read the whole thing, but he starts off with "Jesus Loves You", and then says there's Aethiests and Christians who get in his face and cause him problems... which is the part that confuses me. Isn't he Christian, too? Or what is he talking about?

There are several different "degrees" of Christians.
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News Comments > On Sale
8. Re: On Sale Nov 27, 2014, 17:58 Icewind
I'm grabbing it too. Been looking at it for the longest time now and really want a popcorn shooter with no brains, just blam-blam.

For 66% off, I'll do it.
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News Comments > Steam Autumn Sale
65. Re: Steam Autumn Sale Nov 27, 2014, 02:21 Icewind
Bard wrote on Nov 26, 2014, 22:35:
Jivaro wrote on Nov 26, 2014, 21:23:
Pr()ZaC wrote on Nov 26, 2014, 18:08:
You guys Married? With Children? (cue the you-know-what theme)

Yes, but I have been "married with children" for years. The difference is that I bought a house last year where as I had been an adamant apartment renter for the previous 20 years. Houses have a way of sucking up your money and time, particularly the first few years you are in them and trying to take them from being a house to being a home.

all too familiar

Experience was opposite with me. After 15 years, that's when the money started getting sucked up by the house. Broken pipes, central air goes haywire, new roof, phone lines need replaced, mailman gets angry that the stones in the walkway are loose and insurance demands you replace them, yadda yadda...

I'm renting the place out now and live elsewhere. Got tired of it.
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News Comments > Blackguards 2 in January
5. Re: Blackguards 2 in January Nov 27, 2014, 01:11 Icewind
Saboth wrote on Nov 26, 2014, 17:19:
Jivaro wrote on Nov 26, 2014, 17:04:
Sooner or later I am going to play the first one. I swears it....

I played the first one and enjoyed it. My biggest gripes are you don't really have any idea what stats do exactly, what ratings on gear means, and if a +1 X type of damage is better than a +2 of Y damage. It's really easy to totally ruin your game and builds if you build your characters wrong (I started over about 30% through the game). Also, there are a few fights that seem very cheap, and are purely frustrating, but overall, it's a good game.

Having played the tabletop DSA game, I already knew what everything meant and even then, I had a rough go of it, so don't feel bad.

Great game, but brutal.
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News Comments > Shroud of the Avatar: Forsaken Virtues Early Access
14. Re: Shroud of the Avatar: Forsaken Virtues Early Access Nov 24, 2014, 23:29 Icewind
I was tempted to get it when it was asking for money, but a friend of mine who is also a big Ultima Online Pre Ultima 8 fan played it and said he wasn't too enthused with it. Boring combat, overall "blah" feeling. the only good thing he said about it was the overworld map, which he said is similar to the old games.  
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News Comments > Shroud of the Avatar: Forsaken Virtues Early Access
11. Re: Shroud of the Avatar: Forsaken Virtues Early Access Nov 24, 2014, 22:33 Icewind
So, are they using the Bob White plotline?  
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News Comments > Sunday Safety Dance
1. Re: Sunday Safety Dance Nov 24, 2014, 05:59 Icewind
This was already proven fake, Blue.

From the article:

I also searched around for a few dozen of those listed "2K" accounts, many of which were unique identifiers with limited internet presence. Some of those accounts were tied to hacking and botting forums; others were linked to other games, like Minecraft and Runescape. Some on the list are nonexistent addresses like "sample@email.tst."

What's more, a security researcher named Colin Keigher broke down today's list of accounts and found that they share similarities with other lists of dumped accounts—his conclusion is that this particular Pastebin could be an amalgam of other database leaks, which might explain why none of the tested PSN e-mail addresses are actually linked to accounts.

The Guardian also talked to a security expert who also believes that this is fake. "Looking through the list, there's certainly an awful lot of crossover with data from previous breaches, in particular the Adobe one," Trend Micro vp Rik Ferguson told them. "The random sample cross-referencing I have done certainly show that the majority of data listed here has shown up already in previous breaches with a very few exceptions which seem to appear only in this particular paste."
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News Comments > On Assassin's Creed Unity Microtransactions
8. Re: On Assassin's Creed Unity Microtransactions Nov 21, 2014, 19:38 Icewind
Task wrote on Nov 21, 2014, 19:36:
Hahaha, still convinced that this is Era is like gaming crash of the 80s, in the form of predatory micro-transactions and terrible F2P games.

Pretty soon we'll be playing single-player games where you have to insert coins to play the rest of the story.

As a 38 year old who lived through the 1983 crash thanks to Coleco, ADAM and tiger handhelds: No. No it isn't.

The difference? 90% of gamers out there willingly lap up the DLC crap without question. For every moral high-grounder like us that decries it, there are a few dozen others that click the "add to cart" button.
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News Comments > Alienware's "PC Gaming Console"
5. Re: Alienware's Nov 21, 2014, 18:09 Icewind
Gave a build to a friend of mine who is just getting into the hobby. My estimate for him was about 1200....and that was for making a killer, top-of-the-line rig that could max his games for him (Wolfenstein and FC4, apparently)

Paying that much for a small form factor console/PC is ridiculous. Just build a PC. I can't believe this is still a thing.

also, don't we already have a "PC Gaming Console"? It's called the "Steam Box"...and the hype train has already left on THAT.
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News Comments > Steamships Ahoy - Lords of Xulima
4. Re: Steamships Ahoy - Lords of Xulima Nov 17, 2014, 06:15 Icewind
Tried to like it, but couldn't. Wouldn't be so bad (for an indie game) if it wasn't for the horribly flawed food system.  
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News Comments > Warlords of Draenor DDoSed
17. Re: Warlords of Draenor DDoSed Nov 14, 2014, 19:01 Icewind
Fion wrote on Nov 14, 2014, 18:40:
I don't know why but I thought DA Inquisition was coming out in like january or february. So when I got that GMG e-mail this morning with my key I was very much surprised. Cant wait, early impressions from sources I trust - like Angry Joe - say it's quite well done.

As an added bonus this gives me something to think about instead of Farcry 4 because I've been on the edge of pre-ordering that with a 33% off code I got from GMG, but with Ubi's track record this year I'm pretty unsure. Now at least I can wait until reviews hit before buying it, or wait a month or two since Inquisition is likely to take up quite a bit of my gaming time.

On topic, whats with all the game DDoS attacks lately? Do these people think they are cool because they know how to do this (extremely) simple thing? Douchebags.

Not that I play WoW, I haven't for years but I get just as pissed when GW2 or Diablo 3 (two games I play a lot of these days) get DDoS'ed so I feel for the WoW fans.

Angry Joe? He's the one you trust? What are you, 12?

As far as Youtube nobodies go, I'd trust Total Biscuit long before I'd trust a console-centric poser like AJ.
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