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Nickname Icewind
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Signed On Aug 21, 2002, 18:44
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News Comments > Dragon Age Inquisition Delayed
6. Re: Dragon Age Inquisition Delayed Jul 22, 2014, 18:16 Icewind
 
They need the extra few weeks to tighten up that riveting romance dialog they are so famously known for.  
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News Comments > Areal Kickstarter Suspended
16. Re: Areal Kickstarter Suspended Jul 22, 2014, 14:43 Icewind
 
The site I work for had me covering this Kickstarter from the start. I never had so much fun writing up pieces than I did for this. Going to be sad to see it go simply because it was such an insane joke.

Maybe after what happened to Yogscast they are going extra hard on these questionable projects. I hope so.
 
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News Comments > PC Gaming Alliance Gives Up, Changes Name
15. Re: PC Gaming Alliance Gives Up, Changes Name Jul 22, 2014, 00:28 Icewind
 
They gave up because PC gaming failed? Wait, what????

From where I'm sitting, it looks like PC Gaming is (and has been) moving way beyond console gaming. Just open up a Steam account. Or a GOG account. OR Desura. OR, well, you get the picture. PC gaming is incredibly healthy and the recent indie surge and Kickstarter successes (The non-scam ones, anyway) have proven that.

We don't need a PC Gaming Alliance. The platform is healthier than ever, and this is speaking as a guy who has been gaming on the PC since the DOS days.
 
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News Comments > Areal Funded; Putin a Backer?
12. Re: Areal Funded; Putin a Backer? Jul 20, 2014, 15:06 Icewind
 
I can't believe the developers fell for the troll who is trying to mock them.  
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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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