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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 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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News Comments > GOG.com Announces Optional Client
4. Re: GOG.com Announces Optional Client Jun 5, 2014, 16:48 Icewind
 
How can anyone see this as bad? It's optional.

Here's the thing: I love steam *only* because of the community. I have dozens of friends whom I chat to through games and play games with...but to be honest, I am starting to hate steam due to its instability, new bloated condition and constant downtime. Replacing it with a GOG client that is leaner, faster, and *optional* sounds good to me.

Now to get my group to migrate...
 
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News Comments > NVIDIA Enhancing Ubisoft PC Games
5. Re: NVIDIA Enhancing Ubisoft PC Games Jun 4, 2014, 13:55 Icewind
 
This must be why everyone on the boards with an AMD/ATI card are saying how it either doesn't work or runs like crap. I have an AMD card myself, but held off on buying Watch Dogs until they fixed it since all I hear from AMD-using friends is that it's unplayable with a non-nvidia GPU. Shame.

As for the stereotype about AMD's drivers, that's complete and utter bull. I left nVidia for ATI/AMD back in 2008 and never looked back. After almost a decade of suffering through nvidia drivers breaking games and never fulfilling promises, I jumped to their competitor and was pleasantly surprised.

Monthly updates, great support and I've never had older games broken due to a driver update...and that's going on 6 years now.
 
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News Comments > Shadows: Heretic Kingdoms Early Access Next Month
10. Re: Shadows: Heretic Kingdoms Early Access Next Month May 28, 2014, 16:38 Icewind
 
BitComposer can get my money when they finish Chaos Chronicles.  
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News Comments > Sacred 3 in August
3. Re: Sacred 3 in August May 27, 2014, 16:14 Icewind
 
I hope those aren't the voice-overs, because they sound abysmal.

I doubt I'll be buying it. I'd rather wait for Unsacred/Unbended, the *real* sacred game made by the original developers who slaved over the series during the previous decade.

Unbended Interview
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
20. Re: Steam Top 10 May 18, 2014, 17:13 Icewind
 
Dagnamit wrote on May 18, 2014, 17:07:
Icewind wrote on May 18, 2014, 16:59:
Actually yes, he means meme. It's the current subject of all the funny clips, funny in-jokes amongst the chan crowd and is the current "hip game du jour" that your chan/reddit posers play to seem cool to their friends.

Minecraft was and still is a terrible, terrible game that was surpassed by others but what pushed into the spotlight by the pathetically monstrous power of the chan crowd. They take dorky little pieces of filth like that game and Day Z, and throw their internet hipster weight behind them, making them something they weren't meant to be.

Go ahead, think the game is some high-minded exercise in software exellence, but anyone with a modicum of intelligence is aware that it's just there due to chantard meme-ization

TLDR; I have a different opinion than you and that makes me mad.

Typical.

Mad? No. Just disgusted that the young pups in this hobby are willing to lick smegma off of a developer's junk and call themselves cultured for doing so.

Continue being ignorant. You harm no one but yourself, pup.
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
18. Re: Steam Top 10 May 18, 2014, 16:59 Icewind
 
Actually yes, he means meme. It's the current subject of all the funny clips, funny in-jokes amongst the chan crowd and is the current "hip game du jour" that your chan/reddit posers play to seem cool to their friends.

Minecraft was and still is a terrible, terrible game that was surpassed by others but what pushed into the spotlight by the pathetically monstrous power of the chan crowd. They take dorky little pieces of filth like that game and Day Z, and throw their internet hipster weight behind them, making them something they weren't meant to be.

Go ahead, think the game is some high-minded exercise in software exellence, but anyone with a modicum of intelligence is aware that it's just there due to chantard meme-ization
 
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