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Description Creator of the Neverwnter Nights Eye of the Beholder Series of Mods.
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Signed On Apr 1, 2004, 16:54
Total Comments 1645 (Pro)
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News Comments > ESO Imperial Edition Outed
10. Re: ESO Imperial Edition Outed Jan 29, 2014, 13:10 Darks
 
Tim Collins wrote on Jan 29, 2014, 12:48:
They know for a fact this game is DOA so they are frontloading expenses so that the suckers pay up front before they start complaining.

Since your todays fortune teller, how about giving us some Super Lotto winning numbers for this weekís lotto?
 
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News Comments > ESO Imperial Edition Outed
7. Re: ESO Imperial Edition Outed Jan 29, 2014, 12:26 Darks
 
GMG was giving out codes today for a 25 percent discount on the game. I got the Imperial Edition for 60 dollars. Not a bad deal saved 20 dollars and considering the Mount you get because those things are pricy in the game and all the other perks that comes with it.

BTW, that code is a specific code assigned to your account and you have to be receiving email alerts from GMG in order to have gotten the code.
 
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News Comments > The Repopulation Funded
2. Re: The Repopulation Funded Jan 27, 2014, 11:06 Darks
 
This game is an open PVE/PVP type game right? I donít care for PVP. it detracts from the game when you constantly have to worry about some asshole player killing just for kicks.  
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News Comments > The Elder Scrolls Online Voice Cast
30. Re: The Elder Scrolls Online Voice Cast Jan 24, 2014, 08:40 Darks
 
Spektr wrote on Jan 24, 2014, 08:02:
I think I did recognise cleese's voice in the beta. What is it with Adele? do you want to inspect her wares? :p

Nope, heís the guy that you meet in the beginning, the guy siting playing the lute and gives you info on a second way in.

Kate Beckinsale is the Queens voice. I havenít found the others yet in the game.
 
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News Comments > The Elder Scrolls Online and Thief Each Rated "M"
36. Re: The Elder Scrolls Online and Thief Each Rated Jan 23, 2014, 12:54 Darks
 
HorrorScope wrote on Jan 23, 2014, 12:05:
Hammer wrote on Jan 23, 2014, 11:51:
Skyrim Coop - give me that, and I'm in heaven.

That's all that needed to be done. I'd pay another $60xfriends just for that option.

you guys know that someone was working on a Coop conversion for that? From the looks of the site its been frozen because the guy who was developing it has been offile for two months. anyway, read it here.

http://skyrim.ophelia-core.com/

 
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News Comments > EA Paying for YouTube Love
14. Re: EA Paying for YouTube Love Jan 22, 2014, 12:50 Darks
 
Iím not the type that makes videos about games or post videos for that matter. But I wouldnít mind making one for Dead Space 3 Coop if you get paid enough for this kind of stuff. I bought this game a while back on that EA Humble Bundle deal, and this game has been a lot of fun Coop. Especially all the added special areas that only Coop players can do.  
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News Comments > WoW to Add Level-up Purchases
3. Re: WoW to Add Level-up Purchases Jan 17, 2014, 09:52 Darks
 
Mr. Tact wrote on Jan 17, 2014, 09:22:
My guess -- $19.99 to upgrade to level 90.

You took the words right out of my mouth. Blizz, they are such a shill company. They will money grab you any way they can.
 
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News Comments > Ships Ahoy - SpellForce 2 Ė Demons Of The Past
1. Re: Ships Ahoy - SpellForce 2 Ė Demons Of The Past Jan 16, 2014, 11:52 Darks
 
They really need to get a new engine for this game, they are milking this one to death.  
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News Comments > Torchlight 2 Free Weekend
18. Re: Torchlight 2 Free Weekend Jan 10, 2014, 09:43 Darks
 
Suppa7 wrote on Jan 10, 2014, 00:54:
descender wrote on Jan 10, 2014, 00:04:
Whenever I get an ARPG itch I go back and play Dungeon Siege 2.

I don't know why that game doesn't get more credit. It was everything Diablo 2 was and more, just without battle.net.

Sacred 2 and the TQ expansion were good, but they just don't draw me back like DS2 does.

Putting dungeon siege and diablo in the same sentence is laughable. DS took the auto-combat route, Dungeon siege 2 copied all that MMO AI controlled combat shit that didn't exist in diablo. The dungeon siege games were games you watched more than you played. What the original DS had going for it was the atmosphere and the unique way skills leveled up. Dungeon siege 2 was a giant snorefest and broke everything that was good about the first one. DS1 was alright because it sat on the knife's edge of player participation and novelty, DS2 was just broken on such a fundamental level.

Well, that your opinion, but many of us here actually enjoyed DS2 and still do. As for the auto combat, that was done purposely because of the sheer amount of enemies you had to deal with at one time. it was way too hard to have to manually attack everything. And apparently you didnít look at the option very closely. You could turn off the auto attack at any time.
 
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News Comments > EA's Code Wars Hackathon Returns
4. Re: EA's Code Wars Hackathon Returns Jan 8, 2014, 12:43 Darks
 
I think the whole point of this is to allow those who would not otherwise get the chance to show off what they can do. I think they all know that their work is subject to being used especially if that person gets hired by EA. I think everyone understands that and is willing to take the chance if they can get hired.  
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News Comments > Star Citizen Funding Passes $36M
13. Re: Star Citizen Funding Passes $36M Jan 7, 2014, 12:12 Darks
 
You gotta love how it takes a million dollars to get a new Star System made. What does it really take to make a star system? Placing planets and asteroids and scripting in some missions. That does not take a million dollars.  
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News Comments > Steam, Origin DDoSed?
4. Re: Steam, Origin DDoSed? Jan 3, 2014, 11:29 Darks
 
InBlack wrote on Jan 3, 2014, 11:01:
I eagerly await the day when these hackers will get around to doing something infinitely more constructive with their talent then DDosing digital game retailers. Ok i get it. EA is universally hated by gamers but surely there are other more worthwhile targets out there if you really want to make a point??

I agree Black, Attacking these servers serve no purpose at all. All they are doing is hurting the gamers trying to connect to these services. These guys are more dangerous than the normal every day person who pirates a movie or game. The Gov. seems more interested in taking down pirated sites when they should be putting their efforts into taking these asshats off line permanently.
 
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News Comments > Battlefield 4 China Ban?
16. Re: Battlefield 4 China Ban? Dec 27, 2013, 16:41 Darks
 
Cutter wrote on Dec 27, 2013, 14:09:
Task wrote on Dec 27, 2013, 12:39:
Darks wrote on Dec 27, 2013, 12:11:
China is such a stupid country

Care to draw some examples?

China and the U.S. are equally stupid when it comes to their governments. The people however of these countries have little say in what their government does.

Not so. America is worse because people actually can affect government and its policies. They simply choose not to out of apathy and greed.

And Darks calling someone or something else dumb is the height of irony. Put that clown on ignore.

Kiss my ass Cutter!!
 
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News Comments > Battlefield 4 China Ban?
7. Re: Battlefield 4 China Ban? Dec 27, 2013, 12:58 Darks
 
Task wrote on Dec 27, 2013, 12:39:
Darks wrote on Dec 27, 2013, 12:11:
China is such a stupid country

Care to draw some examples?

China and the U.S. are equally stupid when it comes to their governments. The people however of these countries have little say in what their government does.

Tiananmen Square. Need I say more? I can go on and on about their policies and lack of environmental procedures too. The country is a toxic wasteland.
 
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News Comments > Battlefield 4 China Ban?
1. Re: Battlefield 4 China Ban? Dec 27, 2013, 12:11 Darks
 
China is such a stupid country, when they make a big issue out of something all it does is draw more attention to them and their problems there. I never once up un till now thought any negativity about Chinas being portrayed from the game until they started whining about it.  
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News Comments > etc.
6. Re: etc. Dec 23, 2013, 13:01 Darks
 
This is really sad, but in all seriousness, Blizzards owner Mike Morhaime should be the standup guy and help this person. If they donít, then again, Blizzard can kiss my ass. This is someone that worked his butt off and helped make Blizzard into what it is today. Totally sad to see Blizzard not helping this person out.  
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
53. Re: Steam Top 10 Dec 23, 2013, 10:04 Darks
 
DayZ is living off the memory and hype from the mod. Iíve read too far to much negativity and complaints from others in the steam forums that the mod is way better than the Alpha. There is such a things as releasing something too early that can cause a bad vibe for a game. I think thatís happening now with DayZ. Especially since they are saying still a year away from beta.  
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News Comments > "Full-Fledged" Tom Clancy's: The Division on PCs
5. Re: Dec 20, 2013, 10:11 Darks
 
PHJF wrote on Dec 20, 2013, 09:49:
Full-fledged uplay integration.

I donít much care for Uplay either but what I do like about it is playing games earn you credits to buy nice add-ons and DLC for free. At least they are giving you rewards for playing the games.

And I am totally onboard with these developers; I met these guys years ago when they worked on Ground Control at E3. The Devs were a great bunch of people to talk with and cared about their games and getting community feedback.

Iíll be supporting this game.
 
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News Comments > Evening Legal Briefs
17. Re: Evening Legal Briefs Dec 20, 2013, 10:05 Darks
 
WaltC wrote on Dec 20, 2013, 09:17:
Snowden's no "whistle-blower"...he's a lying, cheating high-school dropout sociopath who fled the country after breaking every oath he ever took with his country and his employer. His word means nothing and he cannot be trusted. He broke into his supervisor's computer after stealing the password, got the answers to an NSA entry exam and passed the test. I'd bet 99% of his "releases" are either made up completely or else completely out of context.

Whistle-blowers do *not* act like Snowden--they stay in the US and blow their whistles. They have the courage of their convictions! Ever heard of a US whistle-blower who fled the country, then blew the whistle, and then moved to mother Russia? I didn't think so.

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/nsa-speaks-out-on-snowden-spying/

If, in the United States, we had anything besides a corrupt, inept, ludicrously stupid and incompetent Media Press, Snowden's "whistle-blowing" would have been laughed to scorn with jeers from the start.

Snowden's going to discover that hanging might be preferable to living out his days in Russia, or anywhere else, for that matter. Be it ever so humble, there's no place like home, eh Snowden? Don't kid yourself--Snowden now fully realizes the extent of what he's done and would give *anything* to undo it all. But it's too late for that kind of sentiment as the choice is no longer his. This is a wonderful example for anyone else thinking of unwisely burning his bridges.




We are on the same page Walt, I canít agree more with your comments. The guy is a low life piece of shit.

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News Comments > Kingdom Come: Deliverance Revealed
8. Re: Kingdom Come: Deliverance Revealed Dec 19, 2013, 12:20 Darks
 
InBlack wrote on Dec 19, 2013, 10:10:
Holy crap I never watched that....although I think I heard about it, is that the one where the hillbilies hunt and rape a bunch of hikers??? (This game has got nothing to do with the movie I hope?)

Only one gets raped, Ned Beatty, but Burt puts an arrow through one of the guys. Really good movie.
 
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