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Nickname Icewind
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Signed On Aug 21, 2002, 18:44
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News Comments > No Bulletstorm PC Demo
42. Re: No Bulletstorm PC Demo Jan 15, 2011, 09:51 Icewind
 
There's no PC demo because they probably are worried about piracy. I know, it doesn't make a bit of sense but I after seeing securom installed on DEMOS, I'm beginning to think publishers are so paranoid they won't even let us touch 1/100th of the game's code without proper background checks, security codes, ID verifications and unhealthy doses of DRM.

There's always one foolproof method of Demo'ing though:

utorrent.

Right, CliffyB?
 
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News Comments > Legal Fallout Continues
7. Re: Legal Fallout Continues Jan 14, 2011, 16:07 Icewind
 
The truth:

Bethesda didn't care about giving Interplay the rights back when the sale took place because they figured it was unlikely they'd ever survive long enough to make the game, and even if they did they expected the game to suck.

Unfortunately, Interplay is making the game and it looks like people are interested.

Now, Bethesda is bitter and regretful and is becoming an indian-giver.
 
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News Comments > 2010 Game Sales Down
10. Re: 2010 Game Sales Down Jan 13, 2011, 22:00 Icewind
 
The problem is that they keep pedaling the same re-hashed garbage and people are either going back and playing old classics they love or they are playing "free" games. (And by that I don't mean piracy, I mean either Free to Play or comprehensive total conversion mods or what have you)

How many CoD's do we need? How many times will Nintendo re-release Ocarina of Time? How many Ass Creed sequels or GTA-knock offs are we going to get? How many Bethesda cut-and-paste WRPGs?

The best game I played last year was Mount & Blade Warband. An indie RPG I bought for 10 bucks off of Steam this past summer.

All I can tell the developers is this:

Try harder.
 
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News Comments > SEGA Genesis Classics
2. Re: SEGA Genesis Classics Jan 11, 2011, 00:40 Icewind
 
2.99 a pop is ridiculous.

2.99 for the whole package? That would be smarter.

And how about online co-op with SoR2 instead of just making it the same as playing my original cart?
 
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News Comments > Torchlight II Interview
7. Re: Torchlight II Interview Jan 7, 2011, 16:39 Icewind
 
Creston wrote on Jan 7, 2011, 13:08:
I wonder if they're ever going to honor their "You buy the sp game now, and we'll give you the MMO one for free" promise.

Because I get the strange feeling that they've conveniently forgotten about that.

Creston

Actually, They said the Torchlight MMO was going to be a F2P (Free to play) game, so you're actually still kinda right.

I don't know when, but around last fall PCGamer had an article in their magazine where a Torchlgiht dev said in an interview with them that they would fund the MMO through microtransactions. They then asked him if it would be silly things like hats and boots, but he claimed to not subscribe to that way of thinking and swore the items would be of worth and value.

I don't believe it, to be honest, but at least the MMO will be F2P. Do some digging in last year's PCgamer mags and you'll see the interview. Was around fall.
 
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News Comments > Skyrim Puzzle Already Cracked
9. Re: Skyrim Puzzle Already Cracked Jan 7, 2011, 16:33 Icewind
 
Sounds to me that someone at Bethesda was playing too much Divinity 2 Ego Draconis back in 2009. Watch...we'll probably be able to turn into a dragon and fly around the world.

That actually wouldn't be too bad either. Though I loved Divinity 2, I felt the dragon form was under-utlized.

This "Dragonborn" is obviously the main character. Looks like we're fighting the Akaviri after all.
 
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News Comments > The Elder Scrolls V's New Language
7. Re: The Elder Scrolls V's New Language Jan 6, 2011, 22:44 Icewind
 
Bethesda is just so proud and acting so smug about this game...

Right now, I just want to see some gameplay. Until I see that the engine isn't an ugly piece of shit the way the previous TES game was, I'll expect Skyrim to be hideous.

It's still going to be console first, just like FO3 and and TES4. Due to that, I'm not expecting anything grandiose.

I'll be busy playing Crysis 2 and Witcher 2.
 
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News Comments > Quote of the Day
37. Re: Quote of the Day Jan 6, 2011, 19:15 Icewind
 
Sepharo wrote on Jan 6, 2011, 18:46:

I guess because it's only a month old. I just saw my first Facebook notification about it today... Blocked! Potential wall spam averted.


Or because it's a casual game meant for kiddies and idiots.
 
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News Comments > Ships Ahoy - Angry Birds
2. Re: Ships Ahoy - Angry Birds Jan 5, 2011, 21:13 Icewind
 
SirKnight wrote on Jan 5, 2011, 20:53:
Cool! I have this for my iPod touch, iPad and Android 2.2 phone. It's a very good game. These guys have made a ton of money on this.

Let me guess.

You're 35, have 2 kids and think gaming is "super fun".

This game, like you, is a pimple on the hobby's rear end.
 
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News Comments > Minecraft Nears 1 Million Sales, New Mine OS
12. Re: Minecraft Nears 1 Million Sales, New Mine OS Jan 4, 2011, 14:08 Icewind
 

Minecraft introduces a new concept in gaming, something that other game developers will be rushing to adopt. It's called game play. catering to poor people that can't afford a decent PC to play modern games on.

Fix'd that for you.
 
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News Comments > Morrowind Graphical Project
11. Re: Morrowind Graphical Project Jan 4, 2011, 14:06 Icewind
 
eeeewwwwww.....the models are still unchanged.

The updated world graphics just make the models look even worse.
 
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News Comments > Recettear Sells 100K, Worldwide Chantelise Announced
6. Re: Recettear Sells 100K, Worldwide Chantelise Announced Jan 3, 2011, 17:40 Icewind
 
Chantelise has been out in Europe, in english no less, for a couple of years. I'm wondering if he used that translation or if he started from scratch. I asked that question elsewhere but never got an answer.

Also, Chantelise is more about combat and item collecting than anything else. It's basically a large dungeon hack with funny dialog and cute graphics. You can even unlock a special post game dungeon that goes down 60 floors with some rough bosses waiting for you.
 
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News Comments > Ubisoft DRM Relaxed?
36. Re: Ubisoft DRM Relaxed? Dec 31, 2010, 22:56 Icewind
 
Jerykk wrote on Dec 31, 2010, 18:05:
steam was always a much bigger problem for me, and that's the reason I haven't bought anything on steam for over a year and aren't planning to get anything on there anywhere in the future.

Steam doesn't pause your games if you lose your connection.

Not only that, but steam doesn't even require you to be online. I run several games on my downstairs PC under the same account I use for my two upstairs desktops and I don't even have that one connected to my router. I just open up steam and run the game all in offline mode.

That's why I laugh when people say Steam is unfair or restrictive (Some foolish people do, believe it or not). Their system is so easy to bend and manipulate it's basically like it doesn't even exist.

Not that I'm complaining, mind you.
 
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News Comments > Ubisoft DRM Relaxed?
35. Re: Ubisoft DRM Relaxed? Dec 31, 2010, 22:53 Icewind
 
I'll be honest, I almost bought this on steam when it was on sale this week. Thing is, I have a spotty connection and there was no way I'd put up with getting knocked out of an offline game because my signal dropped for 5 minutes.

Remove the DRM and I'd get it when it's on sale for 20 bucks.
 
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News Comments > Neverwinter Nights 2 Platinum on Steam
13. Re: Neverwinter Nights 2 Platinum on Steam Dec 28, 2010, 01:15 Icewind
 
NWN2 only really had 3 problems:

#1: Even now, after dozens of patches, it runs like crap.

#2: The official campaign is hideously bad. Zehir wasn't very good either, to be honest. (MotB, on the other hand, was a nice planescape-inspired throwback.)

#3: Support for the game has always been very, very bad. Rob McGinnis was infamous for going on long tirades spanning several threads, threatening people IRL and flying off the handle for no reason. He finally "resigned" but the damage was done...their board's support forum was atrocious.
 
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News Comments > English Precursors and Xenus 2 Released
10. Re: English Precursors and Xenus 2 Released Dec 25, 2010, 20:35 Icewind
 
Looks good, but I'd rather have them on Steam.

Put them on Steam and it's a go. Otherwise? No.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
13. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 20, 2010, 19:06 Icewind
 
Rattlehead wrote on Dec 20, 2010, 13:38:
My hatred for the NFL rises each year, from stupid penalty calls for celebrating a touchdown, to letting Michael Vick back in after parcipitating in something so heinous,

Big Ben raping an underage girl isn't as bad?

Donte Stallworth shooting a man isn't as bad?

Come on. For me, killing dogs ranks a lot lower than those two things.

 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
12. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 20, 2010, 19:02 Icewind
 
McNabb was a good guy who took undeserved abuse? Clearly whoever wrote that didn't watch the Eagles over the past 10 years. Mcnabb was overrated and had the absolute worst attitude of any player I've seen on this team in the past 28 years I've been watching it.

Mcnabb was hated by Eagles fans for many reasons, but chief among them was his attitude towards failure.

Mcnabb throws an INT? He smiled for the camera.

Mcnabb loses in the 4th quarter? He strums the air guitar and smiles for the camera.

Mcnabb has a panic attack in the superbowl and throws up twice on the field? He says Terell Owens was at fault.

You know, there was a big bust-up at the Eagles official website back when Jeff Garcia played for us, and someone made the discovery that (at the time) Jeff Garcia had slightly better lifetime stats than Mcnabb. It caused a lot of chaos, primarily because he had a good point. Mcnabb was overrated, and as much as I hate Rush, Mr. Limbaugh was right. Donovan was overrated. Plus he had a bad attitude and didn't care about the team or his fans...

He only cared about money.

Washington is finding this out now.

Before you people jump on the "OMG EAGLES R NEW RAIDERS! ALL THUGS!" B.S., you should know what's going on with our team before you say that.

But I know the real reason the Eagles are getting all this hate. Even beyond the PETA stuff with Vick, it's that Philly teams are quickly becoming winners.

Who has the best record in the NHL?

Who has the best four pitchers in the MLB on their roster?

Who has the NFL's most likely MVP this year?

Be jealous. It just makes me laugh.
 
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News Comments > Deus Ex: Human Revolution Delay
18. Re: Deus Ex: Human Revolution Delay Dec 16, 2010, 13:55 Icewind
 
Bumpy wrote on Dec 16, 2010, 11:41:
i.e. no consolitus.

You haven't been following the game at all, have you?

It reeks of it already.
 
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News Comments > Deus Ex: Human Revolution Delay
17. Re: Deus Ex: Human Revolution Delay Dec 16, 2010, 13:54 Icewind
 
Isn't this exactly what Obsidian and Sega said about Alpha Protocol?

History repeating itself.
 
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