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Real Name Rick Francis   
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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
Total Comments 1852 (Pro)
User ID 20498
 
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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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News Comments > etc.
5. Re: etc. Mar 29, 2013, 09:53 Darks
 
Verno wrote on Mar 29, 2013, 09:39:
I can't believe people keep giving the War Z devs money, what more do they need to do?

I donít understand this either, I donít see how anyone could possibly give this guy money. The first time I would have died and all of my items were removed, even the ones I paid for. That would have been it for me. Done and over!
 
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News Comments > Jay Wilson: Auction Houses "Really Hurt" Diablo III
8. Re: Jay Wilson: Auctions Houses Mar 29, 2013, 09:12 Darks
 
El Pit wrote on Mar 29, 2013, 09:08:
No shit, Sherlock.

Damit, you beat me to it. ^ This ^

 
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News Comments > Star Wars: The Old Republic APAC Servers Closing
40. Re: Latency Mar 27, 2013, 13:25 Darks
 
JohnBirshire wrote on Mar 27, 2013, 13:02:
In order for an MMO to compete in a region, they have to have servers in that region. No gamer wants to play any game with a ping time 5x higher than it should be. They just took themselves completely out of the Asia/Pacific market, they're done. For many MMOs this would be extremely damaging, from UO to WoW. However....Star Wars. Huge cultural phenomenon in the US, but in the Asian markets? Who knows, they might not have had many players to begin with.


Dude, the only Asians that will be playing this game are the Gold Farmers. Everyone else is fodder, EA just made it 10 times easier for them to exploit the system.
 
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News Comments > Game Reviews
3. Re: Game Reviews Mar 27, 2013, 12:38 Darks
 
dj LiTh wrote on Mar 27, 2013, 12:16:
Darks wrote on Mar 27, 2013, 11:49:
Did anyone else notice over on the Mod Shops review of Bioshock Infinity that they gave the game a score of 4/5 stars. But in the rating categories they gave it perfect 5s across the board. Some please explain to me where these guys learned to do math?

According to their score card, it should be a 5/5 I guess they make crap up when it comes to making a final verdict and donít follow their own scoring system. Weird!!!

I couldnt find the 4/5 rating, only the individual 5/5's and their 'Perfect' verdict?

LOL, I just checked, and they changed it. I posted a message about their score and someone must have saw that they made a mistake.
 
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News Comments > Game Reviews
1. Re: Game Reviews Mar 27, 2013, 11:49 Darks
 
Did anyone else notice over on the Mod Shops review of Bioshock Infinity that they gave the game a score of 4/5 stars. But in the rating categories they gave it perfect 5s across the board. Some please explain to me where these guys learned to do math?

According to their score card, it should be a 5/5 I guess they make crap up when it comes to making a final verdict and donít follow their own scoring system. Weird!!!
 
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News Comments > Star Wars: The Old Republic APAC Servers Closing
11. Re: Star Wars: The Old Republic APAC Servers Closing Mar 27, 2013, 10:30 Darks
 
Bhruic wrote on Mar 27, 2013, 10:20:
This is no real surprise. EA's attempts to make this a F2P game were entirely flawed. They didn't seem to understand that you make money with F2P by having people want to play the game. If you put massive restrictions in the way of playing right at the start, people are going to check it out for 5 minutes, get frustrated, and stop playing.

Well said,

This is what happened with me, I came I looked and EA said ďWe donít serve your kind hereĒ So I never looked back. Way too many restrictions. When they locked out my UI Bars and locked me out of most of the Ten million Credits I have. I said a hearty Fuck U to EA and never went back.
 
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