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Signed On Apr 1, 2004, 16:54
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News Comments > Battleborn Impressions
5. Re: Battleborn Impressions Jul 12, 2014, 16:29 Darks
 
So, this is another MOBA similar to LOL? If so this just fell right off my list of games. Fuck that bullshit game play!  
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
8. Re: Morning Tech Bits Jul 11, 2014, 12:06 Darks
 
Creston wrote on Jul 10, 2014, 23:25:
Windows 7 support will really only end somewhere in 2022 or so. Not even MS is dumb enough to go through the XP support debacle twice in a row.

Btw, so Vista is already officially off support then?

No kidding dude, MS is all their stupidity had better learn very quickly that they cant keep trying to force peoples into there new OS. Win Hate sucks to all high heaven. I absolutely refuse to use that piece of shit OS.

I have hop for Win 9, but only time will tell if that OS is worth a damn.

 
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News Comments > Dragon Age: Inquisition Trailer
30. Re: Dragon Age: Inquisition Trailer Jul 10, 2014, 16:50 Darks
 
BitWraith wrote on Jul 10, 2014, 14:48:
Quinn wrote on Jul 10, 2014, 11:24:
BitWraith wrote on Jul 10, 2014, 11:17:
I have this preordered already.

Back when I was a young nipper playing Pool of Radiance, I would have given a testicle to play a game that looks like this. A little perspective is in order...

Then by all means let loose of your wallet and pre-order every RPG you can. Forever. Because chances are they'll all look better than the games of old.

You'd be surprised how many I do buy.

I do too, So Ill let you all know once we get some play time in. but seeing how large the game is that might be a bit. so reviews will be the most likely front runners for information.
 
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News Comments > Dragon Age: Inquisition Trailer
16. Re: Dragon Age: Inquisition Trailer Jul 10, 2014, 13:51 Darks
 
CJ_Parker wrote on Jul 10, 2014, 13:25:
Quinn wrote on Jul 10, 2014, 12:21:
Darks wrote on Jul 10, 2014, 12:01:
Rattlehead wrote on Jul 10, 2014, 11:06:
Witcher 3 is going to blow this out of the water.

I seriously doubt that.


Hmmm. I don't. I really don't.

Me neither. The Witcher 3 is going to play ball and slam dunk this poor motherfucker.

Ill bet everyone of you right now that you are wrong. Some of you guys are dumping all over this game because its EA and because the prior DA 2 failed badly. But this is an entirely new game and engine. they have taken a great deal of time to make a game that is wide open world. Every bit as much as Witches will be. I think its going to be very difficult to pick the winner at this years game of the year.

Everything I've seen and read so far about the game tells me this is going to do the DA name justice. I'm not a Hugh fan of EA at all, but this game does look impressive so far. So I'm giving it the benefit of doubt.
 
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News Comments > Game Reviews
8. Re: Game Reviews Jul 10, 2014, 13:04 Darks
 
PropheT wrote on Jul 10, 2014, 12:20:
InBlack wrote on Jul 10, 2014, 10:35:
Dont lose too much sleep over that. The really 'bad' sort of cancels out with the horribly 'gushing'. Hence, average scores...

The only reason this one is getting flak is because of the score. Others on metacritic reviewed the beta, which didn't even include portions of the game past Cyseal, and aren't getting any of the moaning because the scores are better.

Hell, most of the complaints about this review are because the screenshots are old and he talks about the graphics in the review, but that is what the actual game looks like at release. I disagree that there's anything wrong with how it looks, but to each his own.

The writing is average at best, the difficulty is all over the place, and once you get past those areas that were in the beta the game feels less cohesive. It's a good game, and I'm really enjoying it, but the community has decided it's the game of the moment and therefore has no faults so there's hell to be paid by anyone who says otherwise.

You certainly hit the nail on the head. I didn't much care for how that guy reviewed the game. It really bugs me when many of the review sites are re-using the same screenshots of the game.

To me, if you want to be a viable reviewer you need to post actual screenshots that you took of the game while playing it.

As for the game, I'm personally loving it, I've been playing it Coop with my Son who does not like turned based games, but loves this game to death. so if he can get into this game like he has, then you can see why this game has taken the community in general by storm.

I really like that the devs are taking a personal interest in their own game as they have and are patching it almost weekly with hot fixes and are working on a new large patch to address many of the issues or concerns. These guys haven't taken any time off since the games release to work on the patch, so that tells you how dedicated they are to the games success.
 
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News Comments > Dragon Age: Inquisition Trailer
13. Re: Dragon Age: Inquisition Trailer Jul 10, 2014, 12:01 Darks
 
Rattlehead wrote on Jul 10, 2014, 11:06:
Witcher 3 is going to blow this out of the water.

I seriously doubt that.

As for the party, no they are always with you, they just are not showing you that part of the game.
 
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News Comments > Mechs & Mercs: Black Talons Announced
2. Re: Mechs & Mercs: Black Talons Announced Jul 9, 2014, 10:25 Darks
 
Yea, not sure why these guys are not showing off more of the game play. The game looks like the old top down Mech Warrior and it looked a lot like Ground Control II. I loved that game too.  
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News Comments > S.T.A.L.K.E.R. and Survarium Designer Joins Areal
4. Re: S.T.A.L.K.E.R. and Survivarium Designer Joins Areal Jul 8, 2014, 11:01 Darks
 
Wow, so these guys are going to any length to try and get that 50K. I for one canceled my pledge, I will not fall for any of their dirty tactics no matter who they bring on board.

I would rather be wrong then be ripped off and pay full price for the game. but even if, and that's a big if this game does get made and released. I will still wait and pay bargain bin pricing just because these douche bags don't deserve my money for the piss poor handling of this KS campaign.
 
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News Comments > Divinity: Original Sin Sells Like the Devil
16. Re: Divinity: Original Sin Sells Like the Devil Jul 5, 2014, 15:11 Darks
 
wonkawonka wrote on Jul 5, 2014, 13:01:
I for one am very happy with my kickstarter investment.

Same here, I just love this game it was well worth my investment...

 
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News Comments > Z Remake Tomorrow [Updated]
16. Re: Z Remake Tomorrow [Updated] Jul 3, 2014, 13:40 Darks
 
Fantaz wrote on Jul 3, 2014, 12:45:
i wish EA or someone would remake the original C&C with better graphics... i have very fond memories of C&C1 and has a special place in my heart.

have you forgotten that this was tried about a year ago and the project got cancelled by EA? The problem is, everyone seems to think making this type of game now requires in game transactions. This is what is killing games in general with many gamers.

We cant just go an buy a game anymore without some greedy assed developer wanting to milk the game for every Penney they can get.

 
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News Comments > Z Remake Tomorrow [Updated]
8. Re: Z Remake Tomorrow Jul 3, 2014, 11:09 Darks
 
Blue wrote on Jul 3, 2014, 10:24:
Darks wrote on Jul 3, 2014, 10:00:
No links? No Screenshots? I would think that anyone wanting to get their game released and get out attention would require at least some screenshots of this new game.

There were a couple of pieces of art accompanying the announcement. I didn't find them helpful, but after this comment I added them in so you can judge for yourself.

Thanks Blues, its helpful.

And yea, I see what you mean.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
4. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 3, 2014, 10:03 Darks
 
Tomorrow the Alien invasion begins. Lock your doors.  
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News Comments > Z Remake Tomorrow [Updated]
3. Re: Z Remake Tomorrow Jul 3, 2014, 10:00 Darks
 
No links? No Screenshots? I would think that anyone wanting to get their game released and get out attention would require at least some screenshots of this new game.  
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News Comments > Rust Rewrite
5. Re: Rust Rewrite Jul 3, 2014, 08:43 Darks
 
Mordecai Walfish wrote on Jul 3, 2014, 04:09:
The testers were informed of this around feburary or March, and this news is almost a quarter of a year old now. During the whole time, early access "testers" were able to log into the new experimental branch from steam by selecting it from the properties like any open beta/test for a game in steam. The only new news here is that they are far enough along with it that they now actively give you a choice when launching the game to choose between the old version and the experimental branch. None of this was hidden to anyone who played the original early access release, and they have held true to their promise of providing updates on the state of development each and every Friday, sometimes more often.

If you're looking for examples of "shady developers" or "early access/kickstarter fuckery", you'll need to seek elsewhere.

Yes, look here if you want to view shady. The project Areal what a joke this has turned into.

also read the Forbes interview with them. Just Wow!

[url=http://www.forbes.com/sites/erikkain/2014/06/26/areal-kickstarter-raises-huge-red-flags-backers-beware/url]


https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1577656602/areal/comments

 
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News Comments > Steamships Ahoy - Divinity: Original Sin
30. Re: Steamships Ahoy - Divinity: Original Sin Jul 1, 2014, 09:40 Darks
 
jimnms wrote on Jul 1, 2014, 03:51:
I could play right now since I have a Kickstarter key I used for apha access, but I want to redeem that one on GOG to have a DRM free backup (in case of a Steampocalypse), and because my physical copy comes with two Steam keys in it.


Hey jimnms, the steam version is DRM free. you just run it through steam. there are no DLLs from steam in that version at all. I checked, I have the steam version. Not one dll to be found from steam.
 
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News Comments > Steamships Ahoy - Divinity: Original Sin
29. Re: Steamships Ahoy - Divinity: Original Sin Jul 1, 2014, 09:35 Darks
 
ASeven wrote on Jul 1, 2014, 09:13:
I can honestly say this is one of the best RPGs I've played in the past decade. This game is just amazing.

Yea, I agree. it is a really good game. I was one of the original supporters for the KS campaign. so glad I supported this game. I was a little upset with the developers not taking some of our suggestions to heart. We kept telling them to please unlock the camera. but they seem to think its better with a limited rotation.

I've been wanting to play this Coop with someone. My friend who loves these types of games was peeved about the turn based combat. its ok, but I also wish the combat was real time.

There are some mods out for this already. but I haven't seem them personally.
 
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News Comments > GSC Game World Retracts Areal Endorsement
3. Re: GSC Game World Retracts Areal Endorsement Jun 30, 2014, 12:32 Darks
 
Cutter wrote on Jun 30, 2014, 12:07:
They clearly need to get their shit together because that's wholly irresponsible and unprofessional to be sending mixed messages.

I'm not so sure they are fully at fault Cutter. I think they also thought this was going to be a legitimate KS campaign and they are now starting to see that there's something fishy going on with this project.
 
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News Comments > GSC Game World Retracts Areal Endorsement
1. Re: GSC Game World Retracts Areal Endorsement Jun 30, 2014, 11:57 Darks
 
Like I said, this is a bad investment waiting to go wrong. Keep your distance guys!  
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News Comments > Planetary Annihilation Early Access Spotted at Retail
13. Re: Planetary Annihilation Early Access Spotted at Retail Jun 30, 2014, 11:53 Darks
 
Verno wrote on Jun 30, 2014, 10:49:
Blackhawk wrote on Jun 30, 2014, 10:23:
Unless they are actively trying to deceive people into thinking it is a finished product, I don't see what the big deal is.

I don't know, generally speaking when I'm shopping in a retail store I expect every product to be "finished". Even assembly required products have an expectation of functionality. Something like this just seems off. As Creston mentions who is the audience here? It seems like this is intended for casual/impulse sales at Walmart or something.

Yep, I agree this has bad PR written all over it and its going to backfire when people get home and see that they bought an incomplete game.

I don't see how they thought this was a good idea. and if you ask me this is just another sign these guys are wasting money un-necessarily on a boxed copy that required special printing because that box copy has to have something written on it that this is an early release.
 
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News Comments > S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Facebook Page Endorses Areal
3. Re: S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Facebook Page Endorses Areal Jun 30, 2014, 10:57 Darks
 
Trust me, this game is like walking on red hot coals. Tread very lightly. These guys have shown that they are going to any lengths to make people believe this is an actually game they are working on.

All they have to show for are images that any fool could have drawn up.
 
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