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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
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User ID 8692
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
1. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 4, 2015, 10:23 sauron
 
Play: Drink Beer, Neglect Family.

Pfft, that one's not new - I've been playing it every night for decades.
 
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News Comments > GOG.com Summer Sale Begins
11. Re: GOG.com Summer Sale Begins Jun 3, 2015, 12:09 sauron
 
HoMM3 for $2.49 sounds like kind of a steal - I am probably the only gamer that doesn't already have it.  
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News Comments > Battlefield 4 Spring Patch
8. Re: Battlefield 4 Spring Patch May 28, 2015, 14:03 sauron
 
nin wrote on May 27, 2015, 15:37:
Kevin Lowe wrote on May 27, 2015, 15:01:
I'll take bots over the average server inhabitant any day. They don't grief, they don't team stack, they don't rage quit, they don't idle, they don't sing into the mic, they just play the game.

This 1000% percent. No bots, no sale.


Same here. BF1942 was very fun in MP, but offline practice with bots really helped in the early stages.
 
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News Comments > BF Hardline Criminal Activity Details
12. Re: BF Hardline Criminal Activity Details May 21, 2015, 13:16 sauron
 
I looked at BF3 and BF4, but couldn't figure out where the base game ended and the DLC began. So yeah, no thanks.  
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News Comments > Torment: Tides of Numenera Trailer
2. Re: Torment: Tides of Numenera Trailer May 21, 2015, 10:41 sauron
 
Anyone notice the archway at 0:44 looks exactly like the ones in The Hive in Sigil (Planescape:Torment)? I bet that's not an accident.

I signed on to this one during the Kickstarter and am glad I did - it really looks promising.
 
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News Comments > CDPR on Witcher 3 Graphics Downgrades
22. Re: CDPR on Witcher 3 Graphics Downgrades May 21, 2015, 10:05 sauron
 
Honestly, this sounds perfectly reasonable to me. They had a great-looking build, but then had to scale back a little once they overlaid it onto a huge open world. According to the reviews it still looks amazing. Sounds like part of the development process and I don't have a problem with that at all, especially given the stellar reception across the board.

My only gripe is that I'm wanting to play this but am currently in the middle of The Shivering Isles, which is probably the most entertaining DLC I've ever gotten into. Decisions, decisions.
 
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News Comments > Overwatch Video
4. Re: Overwatch Video May 14, 2015, 09:55 sauron
 
This looks like a lot of fun - reminds me a little of the original UT and that's definitely not a bad thing.

I don't usually go for twitch online team shooters but I'll probably pick it up.

Is it online only, or does it have bots for offline practice?
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
14. Re: Out of the Blue May 13, 2015, 12:51 sauron
 
I've been looking at the reviews of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. Wow. Is it really that good?

I just finished Skyrim (couple hundred hours) and am looking around for a new fix.
 
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News Comments > New Steam User Record
4. Re: New Steam User Record May 12, 2015, 10:21 sauron
 
You know Steam is successful, when Gamestop sells more Steam codes than actual hard copies of PC games.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
12. Re: Out of the Blue Apr 27, 2015, 14:37 sauron
 
Congrats!  
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News Comments > Pillars of Eternity Released
38. Re: Pillars of Eternity Released Mar 26, 2015, 17:19 sauron
 
nin wrote on Mar 26, 2015, 16:55:
sauron wrote on Mar 26, 2015, 16:47:
[I was just looking at the different versions. Each tier looks good in terms of value. Hmm, decisions, decisions.

Is the Prima guide any good, and well-bookmarked? I usually prefer nice, real, weighty tomes for that kind of thing. Something to read over a glass of freshly squeezed hobbit juice in the morning.


I've not seen it yet. UPS should deliver my physical copy today, and I've not looked at the pdf (at work, currently).

But it's 512 pages, sooooo...(legal disclaimer, I have no idea how many pages of that are listing all the backers. )


It does look good - the key to an e-guide is the bookmarking and searching, and they mention that front and center.

http://www.primagames.com/games/pillars-eternity/official-guides

Maybe just the base game plus guide - that would work for me.
 
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News Comments > Pillars of Eternity Released
33. Re: Pillars of Eternity Released Mar 26, 2015, 16:47 sauron
 
nin wrote on Mar 26, 2015, 14:30:
jomisab wrote on Mar 26, 2015, 13:14:
Dropped $250 on the Kickstarter for this. Here's hoping...

P.S. I did not play the Beta. Didn't want to spoil anything.

I dropped $225 ($140 tier + extras) and then dropped some more on a royal edition on gog.

Luvs me some Obsidian! I see the extras are up on the backer portal now.


I was just looking at the different versions. Each tier looks good in terms of value. Hmm, decisions, decisions.

Is the Prima guide any good, and well-bookmarked? I usually prefer nice, real, weighty tomes for that kind of thing. Something to read over a glass of freshly squeezed hobbit juice in the morning.
 
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News Comments > Pillars of Eternity Released
32. Re: Pillars of Eternity Released Mar 26, 2015, 16:35 sauron
 
Perfect timing - I finished Skyrim just yesterday, after 140 hours' play time (an entire year's worth of gaming for me).

This looks like it may be next. Especially since the reviews are drawing parallels to Planescape:Torment, which I absolutely loved.

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News Comments > Battlefield Hardline DRM Complaints
58. Re: Battlefield Hardline DRM Complaints Mar 26, 2015, 10:19 sauron
 
nin wrote on Mar 25, 2015, 11:25:
sauron wrote on Mar 25, 2015, 11:19:
I stopped buying from EA and Ubisoft years ago, for several reasons:

1. Restrictive DRM.

2. They market a game and then make you pay for 'DLC' which should have been part of the base package.

3. Above all, I don't see any title from either company which really makes me sit up and take notice.

Summary: Technically restrictive DRM, poor value for money, and lots of derivative sequels with no real evidence of innovation. No thanks.



EA: So bad, even The Dark Lord Sauron himself says "no". (tm)


Haha, I just saw this.

But yep. There's evil, and then there's EVIL.
 
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News Comments > Battlefield Hardline DRM Complaints
28. Re: Battlefield Hardline DRM Complaints Mar 25, 2015, 11:19 sauron
 
I stopped buying from EA and Ubisoft years ago, for several reasons:

1. Restrictive DRM.

2. They market a game and then make you pay for 'DLC' which should have been part of the base package.

3. Above all, I don't see any title from either company which really makes me sit up and take notice.

Summary: Technically restrictive DRM, poor value for money, and lots of derivative sequels with no real evidence of innovation. No thanks.

 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
3. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 24, 2015, 13:09 sauron
 
I used to be a veterinarian, so good outdoor clothing has always been a priority. I've been using a black Barbour Sapper jacket this winter, and it's been fantastic:

Barbour Sapper jacket

They also make matching jackets for dogs, which are waxed cotton, waterproof, and really hard-wearing:

Barbour Dog jacket

In macho black for the Gunnar-man, or olive green - your choice.

 
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News Comments > The Elder Scrolls Lore Book
10. Re: The Elder Scrolls Lore Book Mar 24, 2015, 13:01 sauron
 
InBlack wrote on Mar 24, 2015, 10:58:
ItBurn wrote on Mar 24, 2015, 10:55:
Also, I'm not a Skyrim fanboy. My favorite ES by far is Daggerfall.

Morrowind is my fav TBH. They really nailed it with that game. Skyrim was cool and everything but it's main quest was never as interesting or even as awesome as the story of Morrowind.

I recently played through the Dragonborn expansion for Skyrim. Made me nostalgic for Morrowind. I may have to go back and re-play Morrowind, using a modified Morroblivion setup. Will be nice to see Seyda Neen again, and with pretty graphics this time.
 
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News Comments > Valve on the Future of High Performance Graphics
37. Re: Valve on the Future of High Performance Graphics Feb 4, 2015, 17:13 sauron
 
nin wrote on Feb 4, 2015, 11:08:
Quboid wrote on Feb 4, 2015, 11:07:
WaltC wrote on Feb 4, 2015, 10:29:
InBlack wrote on Feb 4, 2015, 10:03:
AAhhhh there it is. I was wondering when this was coming, since SteamOS (or any other Linux variant) can't possibly compete with Windows without a platform independent graphics API to rival DirectX. Still I wonder what it will take to convince developers to program games with an alternative API (and hardware manfacturers to support it)? We all know what happened with OpenGL, most developers left it in the dust. It was simpy not cost effective to develop for two APIs. Will definitely be following this with interest.

I hope you understand that Valve isn't speaking of anything "new" here..;) Valve is talking about OpenGL:

https://www.khronos.org/opengl/

I assumed glNext isn't just a new version of OpenGL, but a new API with people behind it that can get things done using OpenGL has a starting point. Perhaps not, perhaps it's (lack of) business as usual.

They're bringing back glide!!!!!!!!!


That would be good. I still have a Voodoo 5 and a Voodoo 2 right here in my office.

Or it would be, except one is PCI and the other is AGP. Doh.
 
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News Comments > Game Reviews
4. Re: Grim Fandango Jan 29, 2015, 12:43 sauron
 
jdreyer wrote on Jan 28, 2015, 17:14:
sauron wrote on Jan 28, 2015, 16:29:
Oh, and there's this:

'With bony hands I hold my partner
On soulless feet we cross the floor
The music stops as if to answer
An empty knocking at the door
It seems his skin was sweet as mango
When last I held him to my breast
But now we dance this grim fandango
And will for years before we rest.'


Pure gold.

You're pretty sensitive for an evil, world-conquering entity Sauron. Getting soft in your old age?

Hey, I play poker with Manny Calavera and his skeleton pals every Saturday night. Us minions of undeath got to stick together.
 
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News Comments > Game Reviews
2. Re: Grim Fandango Jan 28, 2015, 16:29 sauron
 
Oh, and there's this:

'With bony hands I hold my partner
On soulless feet we cross the floor
The music stops as if to answer
An empty knocking at the door
It seems his skin was sweet as mango
When last I held him to my breast
But now we dance this grim fandango
And will for years before we rest.'


Pure gold.
 
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