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Real Name Marek Alliksoo   
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Signed On Jan 6, 2003, 16:59
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News Comments > Game Reviews
1. Re: Game Reviews Mar 13, 2014, 11:23 Raptor
Oi, dat Thief review is Taffin' great and hilarious!

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News Comments > Dragon Age: Inquisition Trailer
27. Re: Dragon Age: Inquisition Trailer Mar 7, 2014, 03:35 Raptor
Poor man's "The Witcher" eh.
They used to be trend setters not follow-up people...
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News Comments > THIEF Reviews
113. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 25, 2014, 07:47 Raptor
I like seeing cocky, shady and unlikeable people fail and it seems that with this one this holds true.

If a developer is humble and actually shows the willingness to learn or to honor the IP then the reception probably wouldn't be as negative.
However if you grab an IP which already sets some expectations and if you then just want to use the name for some easy money you deserve to fail.

I have no sympathy for these guys and if it really is as bad as the reviews seem to suggest so far then good job.

It's already hard as it is to remain neutral about games you haven't played yet, so sure - maybe it received a bit too much hate about the no-jump stuff and details like that, but if it really has all the classical console issues and at the same time sucks at being a Thief game as well then hopefully it serves as a good example to future profiteers on how not to milk an IP.

DxHR pulled it off mostly through all expectations because it still had enough Dx feel to it and for some reason the "coolness" factor seemed to have outweighed the idiot/shallow writing and lacking/oversimplified gameplay mechanics. (I'm also having a hard time forgetting all of the anime/MGS references)

I'd still like to play this new Thief at some point to see how it is, but for me there are enough signs out there already telling me it's poor attempt.
If you don't want to make a proper Thief game, then don't use the name.
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News Comments > Gone Gold - Thief; New Trailer Released
30. Re: Gone Gold - Thief; New Trailer Released Feb 4, 2014, 11:47 Raptor
This is going to get awesome soon.

I read those quotes as well and thought it was a "theonion" style parody bit, but then I remembered actually having read some of them and the darkness set in...

Now let's say.. that it is actually going to be good for some reason.
What does that say about humanity?
It would only mean that while we know what's right and what's wrong on paper, however we have become so jaded by braindead commercial shit and completely unable to differentiate an actually good game from a bad one due to being drawn in by all the bells and whistles like a 8 year old ipad gamer.
Or that devs wanted to make a mass market console game and were so incompetent at it that they actually created something good? (DxHR sort of did that actually, since the devs sounded like morons and it turned out playable)

Either way it would be just easier if it sucked big time like all the talk seems to indicate so that moral and ethics don't come into question.
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News Comments > Saturday Mobilization
12. Re: Saturday Mobilization Jan 5, 2014, 06:02 Raptor
DrEvil wrote on Jan 4, 2014, 23:47:
Cutter wrote on Jan 4, 2014, 14:25:
That ain't gonna' make a difference. I'd love one of these, but for a grand? LOL!

I'm actually going to have to get a tablet/kb in the next couple of months for work so is there anything good - Android or Windows - in the $500 or less category?

Actually, for ~$1K, they're a phenomenal portable drawing tablet. The next closest thing are Windows 8 tablets from Wacom which are over twice the price or the MacBook-based ModbookPro.

But as a general computing device, you'd have to really value the form factor to make it worth it.

And last I checked that's pretty much the price point were powerful laptop tablets sit at.
Most are based on the Intel atom processors not i5 or i7.
In fact anything that isn't a "nerfed toiletreader" (patented by Apple) costs quite a lot if you want it in a small package.

But yes, a grand is a lot to pay for a tablet sized laptop either way.
Although if it were called mac-something and not include the digitizer then it would be a steal, since that's how the tech world works these days.
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News Comments > DayZ Early Access
57. Re: DayZ Early Access Dec 17, 2013, 14:55 Raptor
Some of the opinions here are just impossible to agree with, much less see any reasonable logic in them.

It was the same story with getting Alpha access to ARMA III.
I got in for pennies, played the scenarios, tried maps, did MP and tested the editor - then I moved on to other games in the meantime and suddenly the full game was out.
What I did was basically wait for 50% of discount before getting that discount one year after the full release. (or whenever steam usually does a 50% sale)

That's the logic - whether or not you actually want to log bugs you find (as Gray stated)

Why whine about this model? In early access/alpha you can see whether the game even has potential.

At the same time whenever there's some cool footage shown somewhere people are going "ohhh I wish I could play this already!!"
Well you can play it for a smaller price than the full release, but just not the full content yet. You'll still get the full game eventually.

I just can't get my head around why this concept is so hard to grasp since it's not forced on anyone.

Personally I've lost interest in the SA, doesn't seem like a big upgrade - I got tons of gameplay out of the mod (fantastic experiences actually) and I'm too spoiled by ARMA III to go back to the clunkyness of the previous installments.

Also there's this for ARMA III:
I have it installed, but haven't tried it yet (so don't blame me if it sucks, but forums indicate that it's currently better liked than the SA)
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News Comments > Ubisoft Restarted Rainbow Six: Patriots Development
11. Re: Ubisoft Restarted Rainbow Six: Patriots Development Dec 14, 2013, 11:21 Raptor
netnerd85 wrote on Dec 14, 2013, 03:24:
Eh, Hidden & Dangerous was always better than Rainbow Six

They should just make "Rainbow Six: Vegas 3"

What is wrong with you?
All statements are incorrect.
Hidden and Dangerous was great, but not comparable really.
I still play RvS whenever I want good MP - it still has a strong fanbase and tons of maps being made.
There just isn't anything else to compare it with - ARMA 3 is large scale, but other than that I think there are basically only 2 realistic games available for me at least.

We need to get back to non-arcade shooters eventually!

Also I have good faith in these guys fucking this one up again, so no worries there.

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News Comments > Fallout 1, 2, and Tactics Free in Winter Sale
59. Re: Fallout 1, 2, and Tactics Free in Winter Sale Dec 13, 2013, 03:08 Raptor
Scottish Martial Arts wrote on Dec 12, 2013, 15:04:
Silicon Avatar wrote on Dec 12, 2013, 14:32:
Scottish Martial Arts wrote on Dec 12, 2013, 14:23:
Silicon Avatar wrote on Dec 12, 2013, 14:16:
I did go back and beat Fallout later, but the time limit sucks. It doesn't make any sense either. It's not like *my character* was running out of water... But no, boom, you failed a quest objective so your game is done. Haha. Try again.

No, but your Vault, i.e. the community you're trying to save, IS running out of water. If they run out of water, your quest has failed: simple as that. Kinda hard to miss...

Not that great for a ROLE playing game, though - eh?

Not everybody wanted to be the Overseer's bitch.

Yeah god forbid that a game give your character a reason for being and then connect a failure condition to it! No water chip quest means your character never would have stepped outside the vault to begin with. Freedom is meaningless if there's no consequences for your actions -- see any Elder Scrolls game ever.

Eactly what I was thinking.
I loved the way you actually had a goal and it was urgent - not the usual "you have to save the world fast!" and then wander around collecting apples and doing fetch quests till you get bored and finally decide to do the urgent matter.

And I loved the ending video which showed what happened to the mates I had collected (hopefully not a spoiler, but the deathclaw one saddened me very much at the time)

damn, now I have the Dx syndrome and might need to replay them again...
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News Comments > Survivor2299/Fallout 4 Hoax
29. Re: Survivor2299/Fallout 4 Hoax Dec 8, 2013, 13:33 Raptor
Half life 2 wasn't a slip. No HL3 is a slip!
DxHR was a big slip as a Dx game, but otherwise a perfectly good and well polished game on its own.
Fallout 4 will happen anyways at some point, it's just at a too early phase to show or advertise it yet. I hope it will finally use an engine proper for it and that it won't be so buggy.
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News Comments > Thief at 15
19. Re: Thief at 15 Dec 2, 2013, 04:05 Raptor
Yah, I don't recall other games letting you hide under a box to sneak past enemies  
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News Comments > PC Battlefield 4 Patch This Week
19. Re: PC Battlefield 4 Patch This Week Dec 1, 2013, 18:59 Raptor
Trevellian wrote on Dec 1, 2013, 13:37:
Fixed the "one-hit kill bug" where occasionally damage from a single bullet was applied multiple times

Fucking seriously?

They found a way to fix realism!
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News Comments > Thief at 15
11. Re: Thief at 15 Dec 1, 2013, 18:57 Raptor
mlw wrote on Dec 1, 2013, 14:38:
Thief: The Dark Project remains one of my all time favorite games, right there next to Elder Scrolls Arena and Privateer.

These games originally got me excited about PC gaming and hold a very special place.

Upvote for mentioning Privateer.
This game is so rarely talked about that I sometimes think I only played it in my dreams.

Thief of course is legendary as well and as far as I recall, the father of stealth games.
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News Comments > Call of Duty: Ghosts Patched
6. Re: Call of Duty: Ghosts Patched Nov 28, 2013, 10:39 Raptor
I was about to come in with a funny comment saying "CoD: Ghosts is not even popular with pirates", but I had a look out of interest and it seems at least wen comparing to Battlefield 4, Ghosts is quite popular.

Top Torrent:
Seeders 2871
Leechers 10739
Downloaded 26225 times

Seeders 26911
Leechers 4326
Downloaded 10 times?? (checked second most popular and that had 5072)

So maybe this is a good thing?
At the same time I think it's supposed to be an MP game, so why bother pirating ~30 gigs to play for a few hours?
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News Comments > FPS Creator Reloaded Beta
3. Re: FPS Creator Reloaded Beta Nov 6, 2013, 12:27 Raptor
Is this what the CoD games are built on?  
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News Comments > etc., etc.
5. Re: etc., etc. Nov 6, 2013, 03:24 Raptor
And this is why I approve "pirating" tv shows.
Otherwise I could have never seen Craig's adventures with the skeleton army and have two Morgan Freeman's talking to each other at the same time!!!

Strange thing is that they are broadcasting Conan here - but Conan has so many clips on their youtube channel that by the time a show airs here (2-4 weeks behind) I've seen all the best bits.
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News Comments > Arma 3 Campaign Release
11. Re: Arma 3 Campaign Release Nov 1, 2013, 10:07 Raptor
But there's tons of other coop scenarios.
The SP campaign will probably be ported into coop missions as well, if not by BIS then by the community.

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News Comments > Arma 3 Campaign Release
7. Re: Arma 3 Campaign Release Nov 1, 2013, 04:15 Raptor
Well that's my weekend then

Been waiting for a proper OFP level campaign since OFP, not that the single missions or millions of SP/MP scenarios aren't fun, but a campaign is something different and usually builds some proper war atmosphere.

I hope anyone even remotely into mil-sims has already bought it, since there's no excuse not to do that. (other than being ultra gay for CoD I suppose)

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News Comments > Battlefield 4 Antialiasing Tip
10. Re: Battlefield 4 Antialiasing Tip Oct 30, 2013, 11:37 Raptor
It's funny since recently digital cameras started removing the AA filter off the sensor to get sharper images - one potential side effect = aliasing!

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News Comments > Saturday Mobilization
5. Re: Saturday Mobilization Oct 26, 2013, 15:59 Raptor
Seeing all the people with pads has made me want one, but I always hated the fact that they are basically toys (toilet readers)

The Surface Pro and hopefully some other pads with full working Windows 8's on them however would actually be useful.

It's a shame the Surface Pro 2 costs the same as a proper laptop.

The price is not heavy if you consider it a small and powerful laptop, but I wish it was cheaper.

I would like to replace my laptop for it, for sure.
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News Comments > CoD Ghost Requires 6MB of RAM
45. Re: CoD Ghost Requires 6MB of RAM Oct 24, 2013, 03:49 Raptor
Chill everyone. I'm sure there will be a DLC released to allow for 4GB of RAM and probably menu options to tone down the fish in the sea.  
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