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Description Creator of the Neverwnter Nights Eye of the Beholder Series of Mods.
Homepage http://www.moddb.com/mods/eye-of-the-beholder-ii-ledgend-of-darkmoon
Signed On Apr 1, 2004, 16:54
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
9. Re: Morning Tech Bits Feb 10, 2016, 12:27 Darks
 
jdreyer wrote on Feb 10, 2016, 12:12:
Seems reasonable enough.

@Darks. How do you think they (or any site for that matter) should make money? Don't you think they know they've got a highly technical readership and cultivate their ads to avoid malware, like the way Blue does?

All that being said, I basically stopped reading Wired last year because the content just wasn't interesting any longer. A few times a year they do put out an excellent long form article though.

First off, by being legitimate with their ads and not plastering your screen with bullshit ads that lead to malware and spam. That would be a very good start. This is why people use ad blockers. We all got tired off of the bullshit spam.

Many of these sites have no one to blame but themselves they lost the public trust.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
4. Re: Morning Tech Bits Feb 10, 2016, 10:01 Darks
 
Here's a clue for you Wired and all the other sites who think they can't just plaster your screen with all kinds of popups that are fake and misleading bullshit riddled with spam, malware and viruses. Start putting relevant advertisements on your site that don't lead to spam and virus infected shit and then maybe we will stop using ad blocking software.

The truth is, browsing websites unprotected is like going to a whore house without a condom. Good luck with that!!
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
1. Re: Morning Metaverse Feb 10, 2016, 09:55 Darks
 
Another sell out company, Chinese can't invent or create anything for themselves, so they just buy out everyone else's ideas.  
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News Comments > Dying Light: The Following - Enhanced Edition Released
1. Re: Dying Light: The Following - Enhanced Edition Released Feb 9, 2016, 10:24 Darks
 
Can't wait to get off work to get started on this gem.  
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News Comments > Far Cry Primal 101 Trailer
1. Re: Far Cry Primal 101 Trailer Feb 9, 2016, 10:00 Darks
 
Kind of on the fence with this game, it looks really cool in that video and is something that's defiantly new from everything that's been out in recent years. I'm just not really the jungle warrior type running around with a bow and knife to kill things.

Have to see some reviews on this game before I jump in all the way.
 
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News Comments > Godus Wars Makes Controversial DLC Free
2. Re: Godus Wars Makes Controversial DLC Free Feb 4, 2016, 09:55 Darks
 
Funny, their steam forums are dead. they only have pined topics, no other topics can be created. its like they are trying to start over and removed all older post.

Probably because it was all negative.
 
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News Comments > LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens Announced
2. Re: LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens Announced Feb 2, 2016, 11:59 Darks
 
nin wrote on Feb 2, 2016, 09:55:
As much fun as these tend to be, I can't help but think they'll do another trilogy set once episode 9 ships.

Granted, that is like 3+ years away.


Um try at least 6 years nin. the new star wars is not due out until 2 years from now. so do the math.

And yea, these are a lot of fun especially Coop.
 
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News Comments > The Division Beta Extended
1. Re: The Division Beta Extended Feb 1, 2016, 09:59 Darks
 
Sweet, more time in the dark zone tonight. Been a blast so far.  
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News Comments > The Division Beta Filling Up
2. Re: The Division Beta Filling Up Jan 29, 2016, 21:40 Darks
 
The Half Elf wrote on Jan 29, 2016, 21:33:
I will say the game looks good. Beta is fairly limited size wise, but if you love weather fx the game is amazing. So far have to say I'm rather enjoying it, until I get a team of idiots who want to go into the dark zone and just start randomly attacking people and getting us killed.

I agree with everything you said. I love the game ts been just awesome. Cant say much more then that except I cant wait for this game to get released.
 
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News Comments > The Division Season Pass Details
1. Re: The Division Season Pass Details Jan 28, 2016, 18:45 Darks
 
Only the first expansion is worth getting all the rest of that shit, is just that. SHIT!!  
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News Comments > Torment: Tides of Numenera Early Access
11. Re: Torment: Tides of Numenera Early Access Jan 26, 2016, 23:02 Darks
 
jacobvandy wrote on Jan 26, 2016, 22:14:
Well, duh... I bought the base-level CE, but I did so knowing full well that it did not come with beta access. There's no reason to bitch about not getting something you did not pay for, it's not like they promised it to you and didn't deliver.

Your right, but this is always a double edged sword with these ass-hats and kick-starter. they are always pulling this low down bullshit with their supporters offering you the game, but then not giving those who rightfully should be getting early access to.

Don't care for that kind of BS at all!!!
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
1. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 25, 2016, 09:37 Darks
 
Told ya Blues, don't pick against Carolina, they are just too good this year and are going to blow out Denver next.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
8. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 19, 2016, 13:53 Darks
 
Verno wrote on Jan 19, 2016, 12:04:
Pittsburgh was my SB pick so I'm done too, Ben sure did amazing considering how hurt he is. Great games, couldn't ask for better playoffs outside of that Houston game.

Pittsburgh is my Team too. I'm from there. One lousy fumble doomed us. Denver and New England all dodged a bullet because our team limped into the playoffs.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
2. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 19, 2016, 09:42 Darks
 
Picking against carolina, big mistake Blues!!!

 
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News Comments > Half-Life Writer Marc Laidlaw Leaves Valve [Updated]
26. Re: Half-Life Writer Marc Laidlaw Leaves Valve? Jan 8, 2016, 15:56 Darks
 
Beamer wrote on Jan 8, 2016, 14:43:
Darks wrote on Jan 8, 2016, 12:57:
thecakeisalie wrote on Jan 8, 2016, 12:30:
I was watching a video on Youtube that talked about HL3 and Valve and because Gabe Newell is rolling in dough from skimming off the top selling other people's content, why take the risk on trying to make HL3 and risking it flopping? They will just string us along counting their money from Steam until everyone that actually wanted HL3 dies off.

No, it's called be a fat lazy fucking asshole who has no drive other than making profit from other people's hard work. The guy has become the next George Lucas, someone who has lost his desire and will to continue on. If he can't find the time or will or desire to complete the Half Life story, then sell it off or have someone else finish it.

But please do not defend this asshole as someone who never intended to finish the HL3 story. That is utter bulshit to say they never intended to make HL3.

Valve as a whole has forgotten where they came from and what made Valve what it is today.

Do you not think Steam requires work?

Give me a break Beamer, we are not talking about Steam. let's not compare apple to oranges.

Valve should not be mixing these two companies in to one melting pot. If they are then there's the issue and why Valve is dysfunctional.
 
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News Comments > Half-Life Writer Marc Laidlaw Leaves Valve [Updated]
16. Re: Half-Life Writer Marc Laidlaw Leaves Valve? Jan 8, 2016, 12:57 Darks
 
thecakeisalie wrote on Jan 8, 2016, 12:30:
I was watching a video on Youtube that talked about HL3 and Valve and because Gabe Newell is rolling in dough from skimming off the top selling other people's content, why take the risk on trying to make HL3 and risking it flopping? They will just string us along counting their money from Steam until everyone that actually wanted HL3 dies off.

No, it's called be a fat lazy fucking asshole who has no drive other than making profit from other people's hard work. The guy has become the next George Lucas, someone who has lost his desire and will to continue on. If he can't find the time or will or desire to complete the Half Life story, then sell it off or have someone else finish it.

But please do not defend this asshole as someone who never intended to finish the HL3 story. That is utter bulshit to say they never intended to make HL3.

Valve as a whole has forgotten where they came from and what made Valve what it is today.
 
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News Comments > Half-Life Writer Marc Laidlaw Leaves Valve [Updated]
8. Re: Half-Life Writer Marc Laidlaw Leaves Valve? Jan 8, 2016, 11:26 Darks
 
Dentorro wrote on Jan 8, 2016, 10:58:
Darks wrote on Jan 8, 2016, 10:41:
I guess he got tired of waiting to write the new story for part 3 so he left. Can't blame him. This game is starting to feel like Duke nukem forever. I guess valve wants HL3 to be the new crowning king of vaporware.

For all we know he has written them enough material for 5 half life games in the 8 years since the last episode, you don't need to make the game to write one.

Highly unlikely, It's like the Hollywood movie writers. do you know how many re-writes a script goes through before one gets approved for a movie? Imagine how this game is and has been. for all we know Valve is just stringing everyone along. I doubt we'll ever see HL3.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
4. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 8, 2016, 10:51 Darks
 
Its also my sons Birthday today. He turned 24 today. Wtf Where has the time gone?  
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News Comments > Half-Life Writer Marc Laidlaw Leaves Valve [Updated]
2. Re: Half-Life Writer Marc Laidlaw Leaves Valve? Jan 8, 2016, 10:41 Darks
 
I guess he got tired of waiting to write the new story for part 3 so he left. Can't blame him. This game is starting to feel like Duke nukem forever. I guess valve wants HL3 to be the new crowning king of vaporware.  
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News Comments > Oculus Rift $599
26. Re: Star Wars Battlefront 40 Player Battle Shown Jan 6, 2016, 13:56 Darks
 
Dmitri_M wrote on Jan 6, 2016, 13:25:
PHJF wrote on Jan 6, 2016, 13:23:
The only thing that is surprising about this is that the average gamer somehow thinks this will be anything more than a niche product.

With that kind of a price it will be... I have a hard time believing the production cost of some cheap headphones and a gutted Samsung phone add up to $600...

Even at 300 it's a niche product.

There just isn't a large enough catalog of popular casual titles to support it.

1. Motion sickness is inevitable, after a lengthy playthrough, REGARDLESS of the changes made to refresh rate. This is part of the 'my body isn't physically doing what my eyes are saying,' effect. There's a scientific term for this, I'm sure, but that's the best way to explain it. More than 45 minutes inside, and I need a break, and even then I suffer from dizziness or nausea. I should mention I'm extremely into rollercoasters, rides, skydiving, etc., so it's totally cerebral of an effect.

Yeah I tried DK2 and experienced the same thing. The problem isn't so much using it, for me the issue was taking it off and for about 30 minutes after feeling dizzy as my brain readjusted to the world moving, and my body actually moving along with it..

If our eyes are telling us we're moving, and our ears aren't feeling our equilibrium changing - we're gonna feel queasy.

you wont catch me with one of these on my head. Yea, everyone thinks these things are kewl and great. but in the long run, many are going to end up with Vertigo. And probably in a bad way.
 
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