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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 1816 (Pro)
User ID 20498
 
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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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News Comments > Saturday Crowdfunding Roundup
3. Re: Saturday Crowdfunding Roundup Jun 28, 2014, 16:02 Darks
 
nin wrote on Jun 28, 2014, 15:45:
jdreyer wrote on Jun 28, 2014, 15:33:
Whoa, the comments are pretty brutal.

Yeah, that whole thing I'm just ready to walk away from. I'm not sure who to believe any more, and in a way I feel sorry for those doing the project, as it seems like they're being assaulted from all sides.

I will say I'm extremely skeptical they can accomplish what they want to with a base $50K, and it's obvious they're not going to get the $1m+ they want to really do the project right. It's like they can't win no matter what they do...


I hear what you are saying nin, but in all honesty, they deserve the bashing they are taking. They have nothing to show on what they are working on. They have no videos of actualy game play or anyone actually working in front of a pc showing off at least whats being worked on. They keep giving updates about how they are being wronged, but they failed each and every time to present and solid evidence about this project.

Theres just far to may shady things about these guys that raises red flags that you just cant trust anything they tell you. The whole presentation was done wrong from the get go. Anyone that's clearly wanting to get funding for a project should start their video with an introduction, then show off what they are designing. Then tell you about it and where they are going with it and introduce the team. They failed on all fronts.

Can you really thrust these guys when they are only asking for 50K? that wont even pay for one guys salary for 6 months.

And then theirs the fact they state this game is going to be on all platforms. okay, physical disk for that matter on one platform along will cost around 90K How if the fricking world do you fund a project, build it with a team of 10 or 12 peoples they say is on this project and do it all with 50K?

If you can answer that one, then you must have some inside info. because these guys fail to even address that fact or tell us why they only need 50K do they have private backers that are funding them? If so why all the secrecy?

No, these guys are trying to make a quick buck off the community, and they know getting 50K is a sure thing when you start tossing around the name STALKER.
 
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News Comments > Stolen Sniper Elite 3 Keys Banned
9. Re: Stolen Sniper Elite 3 Keys Banned Jun 28, 2014, 15:52 Darks
 
nin wrote on Jun 28, 2014, 15:48:
Techie714 © wrote on Jun 28, 2014, 15:37:
Picked it up last night from Green Man with 20% coupon. So far LOVING the game, it's a blast. I dont know if Rebellion is a crap company or not but the game they made is solid....imo.

Someone was claiming their GMG key was revoked, and I'd be extremely curious if that was true, as I've never had a single issue with them in the past, over (looking at my orders) 14 purchases.



nin, I can confirm that my copy of the game that I bought from GMG is working. so my key was not revoked.

 
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News Comments > Steamships Ahoy - Sniper Elite 3
7. Re: Steamships Ahoy - Sniper Elite 3 Jun 27, 2014, 09:37 Darks
 
nin wrote on Jun 27, 2014, 09:04:
Like to see some user reviews on this one, but close to pulling the trigger (if it's as good as 2 was).


I own a copy, but unfortunately, tonight is our Lan Session, so I wonít be playing this one until later this weekend. I have no doubt that Iím going to like this one as much as the previous games.

Love the Coop. that was the best part of this game running around teamed up helping each other and covering your friend while he was getting into position to flank the enemy. This one should be even better with the larger more open environments. If anyoneís interested in Coop this weekend let me know.
 
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News Comments > Stardock and Ironclad Prevail in Rebellion Lawsuit; Fight Continues
12. Re: Stardock and Ironclad Prevail in Rebellion Lawsuit; Fight Continues Jun 26, 2014, 23:10 Darks
 
Nothing like wasting money and time when you already knew this lawsuit was going to fail. Nice job Rebellion!!  
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News Comments > 75 New Steam Greenlights
3. Re: 75 New Steam Greenlights Jun 26, 2014, 08:36 Darks
 
Zanthar wrote on Jun 25, 2014, 21:00:
What would we do without more quality games like Goat Simulator and Rock Simulator. I smell a shit simulator in our future, literally.

Yep, it will be called Barn Yard Simulator, you get to go in and shovel the shit out of the Cow stalls.

 
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News Comments > Areal: Spiritual Successor to S.T.A.L.K.E.R.
10. Re: Areal: Spiritual Successor to S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Jun 25, 2014, 12:03 Darks
 
nin wrote on Jun 25, 2014, 10:30:
ASeven wrote on Jun 25, 2014, 10:17:
Warning, this project is a probable scam, tons of red flags have risen.

Donate at your own risk.


And down to $1 we go...

Same here nin, I was all excited then started seeing all the complaints with this KS. I hope they are legit, they keep getting on there and posting they are putting up a video of the team by tonight early tomorrow. But at this point, Iím very skeptical of this campaign.
 
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