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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 1778 (Pro)
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News Comments > Dark Souls PC "Half-Assed" - PC Prioritized for Sequel
27. Re: Dark Souls PC Apr 12, 2013, 12:27 Darks
 
Rattlehead wrote on Apr 12, 2013, 12:14:
Darks wrote on Apr 12, 2013, 11:46:
Wolfox wrote on Apr 12, 2013, 11:39:
Darks wrote on Apr 12, 2013, 11:26:


That's the beauty of PC gaming. The flexibility when it comes to choice. You can use either a kb/m or controller. What's so bad about that?

Yes, flexibility is nice, but sometimes at a cost. As weíve seen with this game. Havenít tried any of the mods. Not sure I really want to at this point. Especially if the game is still frustrating to try and play with how badly it feels.
 
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News Comments > Dark Souls PC "Half-Assed" - PC Prioritized for Sequel
22. Re: Dark Souls PC Apr 12, 2013, 11:59 Darks
 
PropheT wrote on Apr 12, 2013, 11:51:
Darks wrote on Apr 12, 2013, 11:46:
Whatís offensive to me is when some junkie kid screams about needing controller support for a pc game. Yes that is offensive. You want to play with a controller go play on your console. Itís that simple. If you donít own one, then stop trying to turn your pc into one.


Games have been using controllers on PC for pretty much as long as consoles have had them. Joysticks used to be a must-have PC peripheral for any serious gamer. Is it really worth getting mad about what someone else uses on their PC, especially when there's nothing to base the idea on that keyboard and mouse are the only way to game on the platform?


Itís not just about the controller, itís about some shitty developer making their game and porting it out half assed and telling you to use a controller to play it. Or when someone comes in here excusing a half assed game and saying its okay because I can use my controller to play it, because itís not okay.

And donít confuse yourself on joysticks and try to compare them to a controller. Joysticks had a purpose for flight Sims and Mech games. You didnít see people back in the day trying to play Quake or any other FPS game with a joystick. Thereís a big difference and the two cannot be compared.
 
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News Comments > Dark Souls PC "Half-Assed" - PC Prioritized for Sequel
18. Re: Dark Souls PC Apr 12, 2013, 11:46 Darks
 
Wolfox wrote on Apr 12, 2013, 11:39:
Darks wrote on Apr 12, 2013, 11:26:
Sorry, but excusing a controller to play a pc game is total garbage. I did not spend a bunch of money on high end pc hardware just so I can excuse a ported game to be played on my pc. Sorry, but thatís absolutely crap and should never be tolerated. I did not buy a pc to turn it into a shitty high-end console.

I'm not the kind of PC purist that thinks that a PC game means mouse + keyboard. I'm also not the kind of PC purist that thinks that, if a game doesn't use every little electron in the high end hardware I bought, then it shouldn't even be there. I'm also not the kind of PC purist that sees game "ports" from consoles as "lesser".

I like games. I have a PC. I don't own any consoles. I just want to play good games, that's all. Does that sound offensive to you?

Whatís offensive to me is when some junkie kid screams about needing controller support for a pc game. Yes that is offensive. You want to play with a controller go play on your console. Itís that simple. If you donít own one, then stop trying to turn your pc into one.

 
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News Comments > Dark Souls PC "Half-Assed" - PC Prioritized for Sequel
14. Re: Dark Souls PC Apr 12, 2013, 11:26 Darks
 
Wolfox wrote on Apr 12, 2013, 11:17:
Parallax Abstraction wrote on Apr 12, 2013, 11:00:
Squirmer wrote on Apr 12, 2013, 10:34:
Now where are all the people who were claiming the half-assed PC port was totally fine?

Those people exist?

I've been accused of being one of them (here on Bluesnews) when I said that I would be happy with the half-assed port if I could play the game at all, which is what I wanted. I don't think it was "totally fine", but it was definitely "totally playable" (with a controller, mind you), which was enough for me. I certainly expect more of Dark Souls 2, of course.

Sorry, but excusing a controller to play a pc game is total garbage. I did not spend a bunch of money on high end pc hardware just so I can excuse a ported game to be played on my pc. Sorry, but thatís absolutely crap and should never be tolerated. I did not buy a pc to turn it into a shitty high-end console.
 
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News Comments > Dark Souls PC "Half-Assed" - PC Prioritized for Sequel
9. Re: Dark Souls PC Apr 12, 2013, 10:55 Darks
 
I give them props for admitting the pc port was total shit. I tried playing this game and could not get over how poorly it was and how bad the controls were. Removed the game after 15 mins. Couldnít stand it any longer. Unless they come up with a really good pc port Iím not going to be taking a chance on this game at all.  
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News Comments > Stardock Plans "At Least" Two Game Announcements
9. Re: Stardock Plans Apr 10, 2013, 17:29 Darks
 
Sins 2 is all I want to hear out of them. anything else will be crap. So Far Sins is about the only game that has carried their company.  
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News Comments > Batman: Arkham Origins Revealed
3. Re: Batman: Arkham Origins Revealed Apr 9, 2013, 12:31 Darks
 
Flatline wrote on Apr 9, 2013, 12:24:
Looks like this is where Batman jumps the shark.

I can't blame Rocksteady though. They made the best Batman game of all time, followed it up by blowing it out of the water, and now they probably want to do something else.

Yes, they made a great game. But why does it always have to be about the Batman? Why canít they move into a new direction with some of the other Super Heroes? The Flash would be one Iíd like to see.
 
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News Comments > Shroud of the Avatar Kickstarted
21. Re: Shroud of the Avatar Kickstarted Apr 8, 2013, 15:49 Darks
 
Actually, I really liked the Ultima Underworld series much better than any of the U7, 8, or 9 series of games.

Underworld was one of the first to add a 3d world camera similar to the older Eye of the Beholder games. I had a lot of fun with that older series.
 
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News Comments > Grimlands Kickstarter
8. Re: Grimlands Kickstarter Apr 8, 2013, 12:26 Darks
 
Necrophob wrote on Apr 8, 2013, 12:03:
This looks like a crappier version of Fallen Earth.

I was trying to recall what game this looked like. Thanks. It was driving me crazy trying to recall this name.

To be honest, it looks okay as a game. But Iím not going to pay money for it. They say f2p, but we all know how that goes.

Personally Iím really enjoying Defiance. A Very fun game. Kind of the sleeper MMO of the year so far.
 
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
3. Re: Evening Tech Bits Apr 5, 2013, 10:07 Darks
 
DangerDog wrote on Apr 5, 2013, 02:35:
HP was the last handful of the big PC makers that actually had a physical presence in the market. I don't want to see them go away but I think it's too late.

You canít be serious? Have you even tried installing windows 7 on one of their newer PC? Itís a nightmare to figure it out at first. Their stupid bios are locked down so when you try to install windows 7 it will hang up on the install.

You have to set the bios on the hard drive so it will show up as a valid drive to install to as a legacy drive.

And donít call HP support. Those idiots have no idea and are completely clueless on how to get windows 7 to install. We had to figure this out all ourselves. OH and donít try to look for windows 7 drivers either.

You wonít find any on their web site. Again, we had to go to the Motherboard manufacture to get those. Thankfully the only good thing HP did was use an MSI MB. We had to go to their web site to find the drivers we needed. Totally lame!!

HP deserves what they get, and if they go under it will be by their own doing. Dell PCs are way better.
 
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News Comments > BlizzCon 2013 Ticket Sales This Month
34. Re: BlizzCon 2013 Ticket Sales This Month Apr 4, 2013, 21:11 Darks
 
Boycott them, donít do it. Donít be lured in by their stupid little collectorís toy.  
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News Comments > Resident Evil 6 PC Specs
7. Re: Resident Evil 6 PC Specs Apr 3, 2013, 13:50 Darks
 
Wallshadows wrote on Apr 3, 2013, 12:17:
Siygess wrote on Apr 3, 2013, 10:59:
Somewhere along the line Capcom decided to trade the bad camera angles for a third person camera, the creepy music for Explosions!!1! and kept the jump scares (and always to some degree, the bad controls). It's still the same sort of game in the same sort of universe with the same sort of atmosphere and the same sort of problems. It just gets harder to love it with each iteration

Second, co-op / AI buddy. This has been one of the big issues I have had since Zero and that lame character-swapping system but has become much worse. It defeats the purpose of Survival Horror in most cases.


Sorry, but some of us really enjoy Coop. that is one of the biggest selling points for me when I buy a game. If you donít like it, then donít buy it, itís that simple.
 
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News Comments > The War Z Offline After Breach
24. Re: The War Z Offline After Breach Apr 2, 2013, 16:41 Darks
 
nin wrote on Apr 2, 2013, 15:05:
Darks wrote on Apr 2, 2013, 13:56:
nin wrote on Apr 2, 2013, 10:49:
siapnar wrote on Apr 2, 2013, 10:43:
nin wrote on Apr 2, 2013, 10:29:
I'm pretty sure he won an award for Jackass of the Year.
The guy is such an ignorant meathead. It's frustrating reading his email responses without being able to punch him in the face.

I liked the part where he claimed he had successfully snuck into PAX, but the GPS data on the pictures he was uploading showed he was elsewhere.


Wow nin, you really have a hatred toward this guy donít ya?



Paul Christoforo? He earned every bit of it. He seems like a total bastard.

edit: link, link

edit: And another, with a followup

Thanks nin, I have no idea how I missed out on all this fun. Damn that guy is a seriously douche bag. Pretty fricking arrogant of him to be so bold in his predictions too.
 
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News Comments > The War Z Offline After Breach
20. Re: The War Z Offline After Breach Apr 2, 2013, 13:56 Darks
 
nin wrote on Apr 2, 2013, 10:49:
siapnar wrote on Apr 2, 2013, 10:43:
nin wrote on Apr 2, 2013, 10:29:
I'm pretty sure he won an award for Jackass of the Year.
The guy is such an ignorant meathead. It's frustrating reading his email responses without being able to punch him in the face.

I liked the part where he claimed he had successfully snuck into PAX, but the GPS data on the pictures he was uploading showed he was elsewhere.


Wow nin, you really have a hatred toward this guy donít ya?
 
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News Comments > The War Z Offline After Breach
3. Re: The War Z Offline After Breach Apr 2, 2013, 09:03 Darks
 
nin wrote on Apr 2, 2013, 08:56:
Couldn't happen to a more deserving group.


Good, hope he stays off line permantly.
 
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News Comments > Morning Interviews
2. Re: Morning Interviews Apr 1, 2013, 13:46 Darks
 
Iíve been trying to enjoy it, but Iím having all kinds of issues with it crashing now. Just got to the part where she gets captured and the damn game crashes every 10 or so mins. And yep, I do have all of the updates and drivers installed. Iím running an NVidia Ti660 GTX card. Which I know has issues with this game.  
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News Comments > MechWarrior Online Payment Concerns
11. Re: MechWarrior Online Payment Concerns Mar 30, 2013, 22:56 Darks
 
The really sad thing that pissed me off to no end was. I was the guy who made the mods for Mech Warrior 4 and Mech Warrior Mercenaries Coop.

I took this as a personal insult when they went Online only.
 
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News Comments > MechWarrior Online Payment Concerns
8. Re: MechWarrior Online Payment Concerns Mar 30, 2013, 21:07 Darks
 
I lost total interest in this game long ago when they turned it into an online only game. Totally fucked the series up. No Coop missions, no Single player. These guys turned the game into a mini mart; all they care about is what they can make off the user. So I have zero Interest in this game.  
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News Comments > Jay Wilson: Auction Houses "Really Hurt" Diablo III
37. Re: Jay Wilson: Auctions Houses Mar 29, 2013, 11:05 Darks
 
RollinThundr wrote on Mar 29, 2013, 11:05:
InBlack wrote on Mar 29, 2013, 11:01:
I wonder where Krooven is?
More than likely on his knees in front of Jay Wilson if you get my drift.

LOL!!! Yep!
 
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News Comments > Jay Wilson: Auction Houses "Really Hurt" Diablo III
33. Re: Jay Wilson: Auctions Houses Mar 29, 2013, 11:01 Darks
 
Verno wrote on Mar 29, 2013, 10:53:
The worst part is that Diablo 3 sold like 10m+ copies so it's not like they needed to court any specific gamer subset anyway, they certainly weren't hurting without console sales.

It may have sold that many copies, but there are defiantly not that many people sitting around playing it now. Compared to D2 this game has failed to hold its luster that kept many D2 players playing for several years.
 
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