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Description God of death, destruction and decay. Likes fluffy kittens.
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Signed On Jan 15, 2001, 03:31
Total Comments 1430 (Pro)
User ID 8692
 
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News Comments > The Witcher 3: The Wild Hunt Trailers
23. Re: The Witcher 3: The Wild Hunt Trailers Aug 14, 2014, 15:54 sauron
 
Creston wrote on Aug 14, 2014, 13:18:
harlock wrote on Aug 14, 2014, 13:14:
i think you mean the "full combat rebalance mod", which actually makes it play much more arcade like and less realistic

You're right, it's not actually realistic at all. I couldn't think of the name of the mod anymore, and I was too lazy to google it.

its more fun tho - more like a responsive video game style

Yeah it makes it a lot more responsive. I liked the combat better with it, but the mod did other things that annoyed me (biggest thing was taking away XP for monster kills) so I never actually played the whole game through with it.

The fights in W1 were kind of fun, but I must admit my favorite aspect was all the sex.

Um, is it bad to say that? Maybe it's TMI.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
18. Re: Op Ed Aug 14, 2014, 14:48 sauron
 
I know most folks here don't play the MMO FF titles but they make Square Enix an absolute TON of money, and XIV is one of the best MMOs on the market these days, if not THE best.

It won pretty much every Best MMO award last year. Granted that was its second iteration and the first was nowhere near as good, but still...

So, FF games are dead? Don't think so.
 
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News Comments > Ships Ahoy - Risen 3: Titan Lords
5. Re: Ships Ahoy - Risen 3: Titan Lords Aug 12, 2014, 16:53 sauron
 
Gadzooks wrote on Aug 12, 2014, 15:26:
Buy Risen 3? Nope. Certainly not at 50 bucks, and probably not ever unless reviews are spectacular.

And they're not spectacular - not even close:

http://www.metacritic.com/game/pc/risen-3-titan-lords

This versus D:OS looks like a no-brainer - D:OS has stellar reviews and is $10 less, even.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
13. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 6, 2014, 13:30 sauron
 
nin wrote on Aug 6, 2014, 09:38:
Sweet, dude! You're long overdue for any sort of vacation.

Have fun!


Seconded. Enjoy the hop-flavored barley sodas.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
16. Re: Ice cream freak out. Aug 4, 2014, 15:22 sauron
 
“The tortoise did try to make a run for it, but our officers are pretty fast,” the department said in a statement. “Almost had a pursuit!”

Lol, at least the cops have a sense of humor.

I once had to anesthetize a tortoise for minor surgery (remove a benign growth). Tried inhalation anesthetic but they breathe so slowly it had no effect (although it did almost put my cute veterinary nurse to sleep).

Anyhow, in the end I knocked it out with an injectable cat anesthetic. It woke up after the surgery just fine and we sent it home once it started eating lettuce. Fun case, that one.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
2. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 4, 2014, 10:16 sauron
 
Best thing for arthritis is not to get it in the first place - take it from my arthritic hip. But if you do have it, then the best thing to do is listen to your body - if it hurts, then rest.

Oh, and if you have arthritis in knee/hip/ankle, staying light and not putting on weight REALLY helps. ^^
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
7. Re: GRRM Jul 28, 2014, 13:02 sauron
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Jul 28, 2014, 12:43:
Creston wrote on Jul 28, 2014, 11:38:
I can sort of understand him not wanting to be there. After all, it's gotta be rough watching other people do in five years what you weren't able to do in 15.

Or more likely all the sex and boobs, and the mother of dragons... are distracting him ;p

I rather like the sex and boobs. But the show does get pretty violent. Watching someone's hand get chopped off in closeup was a bit shocking, even though I used to perform amputations as part of my job.

But the sex and boobs? Hey, I got no problem with those. at. all.
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
23. Re: Steam Top 10 Jul 28, 2014, 12:57 sauron
 
nin wrote on Jul 27, 2014, 21:30:
CJ_Parker wrote on Jul 27, 2014, 21:10:
Redmask wrote on Jul 27, 2014, 19:58:
It's no Baldur's Gate

True. It's much better because it doesn't suck like BG does!

See, now that's a 6 outta 10, maybe even a 7. Ozmodan should take notes.


The main advantage of BG is that Mrs. Sauron and I can play it on my Nexus 7, while lying in bed in our Evil Pajamas of Doom.

Other than that, well, you know... it's OK.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
11. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 25, 2014, 15:17 sauron
 
This game on Steam Early Access had me ROFLing pretty hard so I thought I'd share. The user reviews are particularly good.

http://store.steampowered.com/app/246900/

"In space, no-one can hear you clean..."
 
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News Comments > The Sims 2 Ultimate Collection Free for All
24. Re: The Sims 2 Ultimate Collection Free for All Jul 24, 2014, 12:31 sauron
 
shinchan0s wrote on Jul 23, 2014, 18:38:
I also think I got Battlefield 3 from one of these giveaways. Not really sure since I haven't felt the need to install Origin.

^ This. I did the exact same thing and haven't installed or played it.

But they do seem to give out free stuff - pretty nice.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
6. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 24, 2014, 12:29 sauron
 
nin wrote on Jul 24, 2014, 09:13:
Today kicks off the annual San Diego International Comic-Con. I am not in attendance, but I am writing this update while dressed as Wonder Woman. This isn't really cosplay... sometimes I a guy just likes to feel pretty.

Ok, for once I'm not going to ask for pictures.


That's OK, we all have our little fetishes. Sometimes I wear high heels under my Dark Robes of Power. Mrs. Sauron rather likes it. Variety is the spice of life!
 
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News Comments > Rumor: Year-old Dishonored 2 Details
17. Re: Rumor: Year-old Dishonored 2 Details Jul 16, 2014, 09:26 sauron
 
nin wrote on Jul 15, 2014, 13:35:
Suckage wrote on Jul 15, 2014, 12:22:
@sauron

The non-lethal approach is entirely doable in Dishonored. As a Thief junkie this is what sold the game to me.

Agreed!


Oh cool! I didn't realize. Thanks guys.

Hmm, maybe one to pick up, then. Although Divinity: Original Sin also looks kinda great right now.
 
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News Comments > Divinity: Original Sin Patch Introduces AI Personalities
22. Re: Divinity: Original Sin Patch Introduces AI Personalities Jul 16, 2014, 09:20 sauron
 
nin wrote on Jul 15, 2014, 20:52:
This game continues to impress the fuck out of me, and I don't even own it. Very quickly moving up the "play later" list...


Same here, nin - it really looks good. So tempted to get it right now, but I still have to finish other games first.
 
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News Comments > Rumor: Year-old Dishonored 2 Details
4. Re: Rumor: Year-old Dishonored 2 Details Jul 15, 2014, 11:10 sauron
 
Beamer wrote on Jul 15, 2014, 11:02:
Yeah, nothing about it felt "HL2" to me.

I think I've stated here a few times that I hated the first hour or so. But, as I get older, I think I realize I hate the first hour of most games I play. It takes me about that long to get the feel for them. Or, maybe, it takes them that long to get going. Sometimes I stay hating the game, other times (like, recently, this and FC3) I end up loving them.

I almost got it in the Steam summer sale. But then I looked at the trailer and it was too gory for me. Seems strange. I mean, I used to be a veterinarian and part of that job involves euthanasing large animals with a revolver, slaughterhouse inspections, amputations, fixing animals after road traffic accidents etc, and I never had a problem with any of those at all. I guess I'm just getting old...

Anyhow, for me, real gore is apparently OK but computer simulated gore apparently not. And I couldn't handle the pixelated gore in Dishonored.
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
25. Re: Steam Top 10 Jul 14, 2014, 15:37 sauron
 
Midnight wrote on Jul 13, 2014, 22:34:
Axis wrote on Jul 13, 2014, 21:38:
Rumor has it they are vying for a D&D license...

Oh how I so wish it to be...

I'd kill for a Larian-made Pathfinder game.

Good grief yes! What a great idea!

I still play AD&D first edition, but the content for Pathfinder is really good. Almost as tasty as Planescape.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
19. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 2, 2014, 13:44 sauron
 
Blue wrote on Jun 2, 2014, 09:33:
InBlack wrote on Jun 2, 2014, 09:09:
Nice. Whats the deal with tick borne diseases in the US? Over here in Europe ticks have been known to carry some nasty shit.

Lyme disease is the number one culprit, but there are others. Our god-daughter got really sick a couple of weeks ago from a tick-borne disease that's apparently just surfaced.

I'd be really careful - I've seen Lyme disease in horses and it can be really nasty. A good repellent is a great idea. I like Off! Deep Woods - not pretty but it definitely works.
 
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News Comments > Game Reviews
3. Re: Game Reviews May 29, 2014, 17:18 sauron
 
Anyone tried A Story About my Uncle? It's new on Steam and GOG and looks really fun. Lots of good user feedback and the reviews so far seem very positive.

http://www.gog.com/game/story_about_my_uncle_a

http://store.steampowered.com/app/278360/

http://www.metacritic.com/game/pc/a-story-about-my-uncle
 
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News Comments > IL-2 Sturmovik: Battle of Stalingrad in September; Beta Nears
10. Re: IL-2 Sturmovik: Battle of Stalingrad in September; Beta Nears May 27, 2014, 15:41 sauron
 
Kind of annoying that the FW-190 is only available in the Premium Edition. A real WW2 classic, that one.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
9. Re: Out of the Blue May 27, 2014, 11:31 sauron
 
shul wrote on May 27, 2014, 09:31:
Blue, you should come to Israel, we have sugar based Coca Cola because HFCS is not kosher for passover :-)

Or you can just head to Jackson Heights in sunny Queens. Every store there sells Mexican coke. And Polish beer. And Japanese green tea. It's the most mixed neighborhood in the entire US.
 
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News Comments > GOG.com Spring Insomnia Sale
17. Re: GOG.com Spring Insomnia Sale May 13, 2014, 17:08 sauron
 
I grabbed Arcanum in the 30 seconds it was up before selling out. Wow that one went fast.

I'm on a bit of an old RPG kick right now. Playing through Planescape:Torment, and after that I have Baldur's Gate on my Android pad. I've played PS:T before, but not for around 10 years. With the widescreen/high-res mod and patches, it still looks incredibly good. And the gameplay and story are as ab-so-lutely amazing this time as they were all those years ago.
 
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