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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 > Free-to-Play Lineage II Begins
4. Re: Free-to-Play Lineage II Begins Dec 1, 2011, 11:09 sauron
 
Yes, I like that site. Similar to Metacritic but focused on video games for all platforms.

The site itself is owned by GameSpot but indexes and averages review scores from sites all around the web and print media as well.

And in this case it's certainly correct - Lineage II is an oldfashioned grinder/ganker in and is best avoided.
 
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News Comments > Skyrim Arrives
8. Re: Skyrim Arrives Nov 11, 2011, 10:47 sauron
 
I don't think my laptop will even run it (2 year old Dell studio 15, I7 processor). It does run Oblivion so I guess you never know.

If I had a console I'd be all over that version but the only thing we have is a DS, and texture quality on that might maybe be an issue.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
3. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 11, 2011, 10:45 sauron
 
Here's to the vets. ^^






(Btw, that Skyrim antics video made me LOL - so silly).
 
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News Comments > Skyrim Reviews
39. Re: Skyrim Reviews Nov 10, 2011, 15:38 sauron
 
Joss wrote on Nov 10, 2011, 15:06:
Well damn! As someone who passed up the entire Oblivion franchise, I might just have to dive into this head-first. hmmmm.

I was looking in my change drawer the other night and found the Imperial Septim that came with my old Oblivion Collectors' Edition.

The coin has a dragon on the back - not the same one as is the theme for Skyrim, I presume? Anyone know? I was wondering if it was a clue released in Oblivion:CE that referred to their next game.
 
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News Comments > Dungeons & Dragons Collections
23. Re: Dungeons & Dragons Collections Nov 10, 2011, 15:28 sauron
 
Scottish Martial Arts wrote on Nov 10, 2011, 14:35:
And if you've been paying attention, you will have bought these off GOG for pennies in the past few months already anyway.

Or you still have your original boxed copies.

I still have my original copy of PS:T, and stumbled across another one on EBay recently. It's worth a lot more than I thought it was.
 
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News Comments > Dungeons & Dragons Collections
20. Re: Dungeons & Dragons Collections Nov 10, 2011, 10:39 sauron
 
Jerykk wrote on Nov 9, 2011, 23:49:
If for some depraved reason you have yet to play PST, please do so now. And by now, I mean go to GOG.com and buy it there.

^ This. All of those games are good, but this one's the gem.
 
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News Comments > Cryptic's Neverwinter Delayed, Now a F2P MMOG
7. Re: Cryptic's Neverwinter Delayed, Now a F2P MMOG Oct 6, 2011, 12:38 sauron
 
Graham wrote on Oct 6, 2011, 12:18:
Pathfinder's new products are selling more volume on newer books, while D&D 4th hasn't released new source material in some time (outside of Neverwinter and the Magic Emporium).

Saying that it's outselling D&D is disingenuous; it's like when the PS3 started to "outsell" the Xbox years ago - per month figures were high, but there was a lot of catching up to do. Crunchy RPG wonks love their Pathfinder (and I enjoy it too) but it's nowhere near as popular as D&D, despite the controversy over 4th.

Yes, you're right with the figures but it's certainly selling well and is very popular. Great IP with a ton of interesting content, all it needs is to be matched with a smart developer. I'd much rather see that than yet another Neverwinter game - been done to death. Hell, even Dark Sun or (even better) Planescape. But PF Inner Sea would be a really new departure.

I actually tend to play d100 RPGs, I think Pathfinder is the only d20 game I've seen in the last ten years that actually made me sit up.
 
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News Comments > Cryptic's Neverwinter Delayed, Now a F2P MMOG
4. Re: Cryptic's Neverwinter Delayed, Now a F2P MMOG Oct 6, 2011, 11:47 sauron
 
Nevermind Neverwinter, I'm wanting to see a game based on the Pathfinder universe - notably the Inner Sea campaign setting.

Since the Pathfinder RPG is outselling 4th Edition D&D, it would only make sense to translate that successful product to a videogame setting.
 
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News Comments > Nobody Expects The Spanish Inquisition... Game
4. Re: Nobody Expects The Spanish Inquisition... Game Sep 15, 2011, 15:59 sauron
 
nin wrote on Sep 15, 2011, 10:49:

Biggles! Put her in the Comfy Chair!


'Right! If that's the way you want it -- Cardinal! Poke her with the soft cushions!'

 
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News Comments > Nobody Expects The Spanish Inquisition... Game
2. Re: Nobody Expects The Spanish Inquisition... Game Sep 15, 2011, 10:47 sauron
 
nin wrote on Sep 15, 2011, 10:27:
Our chief weapon is surprise...surprise and fear...fear and surprise.... Our two weapons are fear and surprise...and ruthless efficiency.... Our *three* weapons are fear, surprise, and ruthless efficiency...and an almost fanatical devotion to the Pope.... Our *four*...no... *Amongst* our weapons.... Amongst our weaponry...are such elements as fear, surprise.... I'll come in again.



'NOBODY expects the Spanish Inquisition! Amongst our weaponry are such diverse elements as: fear, surprise, ruthless efficiency, an almost fanatical devotion to the Pope, and nice red uniforms - Oh damn!'

 
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News Comments > A Game of Thrones - Genesis This Month
3. Re: A Game of Thrones - Genesis This Month Sep 7, 2011, 11:36 sauron
 
Those shots look pretty nice and the depth of gameplay sounds intriguing.

Anyone seen a hands-on preview or been in a beta test?
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
2. Re: Morning Consolidation Sep 6, 2011, 17:15 sauron
 
Creston wrote on Sep 6, 2011, 11:14:
Halo had a "creative" director? That has to have been the laziest frakking job in the world.

Creston

He had to figure out how to jump a warthog over the shark, and make it look artistic.
 
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News Comments > Deus Ex: Human Revolution Delayed in Japan
17. Re: Deus Ex: Human Revolution Delayed in Japan Sep 6, 2011, 15:33 sauron
 
oops - dp.  
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News Comments > Deus Ex: Human Revolution Delayed in Japan
16. Re: Deus Ex: Human Revolution Delayed in Japan Sep 6, 2011, 15:32 sauron
 
Mashiki Amiketo wrote on Sep 6, 2011, 14:34:
And still wouldn't be news if someone didn't get their panties in a knot over it.

Supposedly these are also for sale in vending machines over there.

dubfanatic wrote on Sep 6, 2011:
They can just replace them with tentacles, then it will be all good.

^And this quote is just pure win. Well played.

 
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News Comments > Battlefield 3 Vehicle Preview
9. Re: Battlefield 3 Vehicle Preview Sep 2, 2011, 11:17 sauron
 
McSterls wrote on Sep 2, 2011, 08:46:
This game looks great! I'm waiting for the Crysis like moment when we find out it won't run on most PC's.

^This.
 
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News Comments > DICE on Releasing BF3 Mod Tools: "We Are Considering It"
28. Re: DICE on Releasing BF3 Mod Tools: Sep 1, 2011, 20:25 sauron
 
Wait what? Admittedly I only played BF1942, but Desert Combat? That mod was basically bought by DICE, then converted into BF2, which sold truckloads.

Let's say they release BF3 toolset and Forgotten Hope mod or similar gets their hands on it and does their usual amazing job with it. DICE can then purchase that content and go back to gritty WW2 setting with full realism for BF4. Easy win, fantastic game. Not doing it doesn't make any sense.

Why would they NOT want all that input from creative community members, which they can subsequently harvest for free for their next title?
 
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News Comments > Doom of Germany's DOOM Ban Explained
9. Re: Doom of Germany's DOOM Ban Explained Sep 1, 2011, 16:21 sauron
 
yuastnav wrote on Sep 1, 2011, 15:51:
sauron wrote on Sep 1, 2011, 15:33:
necrosis wrote on Sep 1, 2011, 14:43:
sauron wrote on Sep 1, 2011, 14:09:
Blue wrote on Sep 1, 2011:
Bundesprüfstelle für jugendgefährdende Medien

Signmakers in Germany must make an absolute fortune.
If charged by the letter.

Oberammergaueralpenkräuterdelikatessenfrühstückskäse = deli cheese

Federkraftlichtbogenschweißen = arc welding

Rindfleischetikettierungsüberwachungsaufgabenübertragungsgesetz = food safety law

Truly epic. I love German.

Those are not the correct translations, though.

So sue me. I'm a wit, not a kraut.

 
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News Comments > Doom of Germany's DOOM Ban Explained
7. Re: Doom of Germany's DOOM Ban Explained Sep 1, 2011, 15:33 sauron
 
necrosis wrote on Sep 1, 2011, 14:43:
sauron wrote on Sep 1, 2011, 14:09:
Blue wrote on Sep 1, 2011:
Bundesprüfstelle für jugendgefährdende Medien

Signmakers in Germany must make an absolute fortune.
If charged by the letter.

Oberammergaueralpenkräuterdelikatessenfrühstückskäse = deli cheese

Federkraftlichtbogenschweißen = arc welding

Rindfleischetikettierungsüberwachungsaufgabenübertragungsgesetz = food safety law

Truly epic. I love German.
 
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News Comments > 2K Czech Layoffs
6. Re: 2K Czech Layoffs Sep 1, 2011, 14:33 sauron
 
Quboid wrote on Sep 1, 2011, 14:27:
sauron wrote on Sep 1, 2011, 14:12:
Bluesnews wrote on Sep 1, 2011:
2K Games says it "has realigned its resources to streamline the development process, reduce costs and maximize studio performance."

Why don't these people ever use the truth? "The studio was losing money so we had to cut some positions."

There. that wasn't so hard.


"They're losing money?! Quick, sell all our stock and sack the board at the next AGM!"

I would actually be more upset at the original version, since it implies that:

(a) the company's PR staff are idiots, and

(b) they assume the shareholders are similarly challenged.

 
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News Comments > 2K Czech Layoffs
4. Re: 2K Czech Layoffs Sep 1, 2011, 14:12 sauron
 
Bluesnews wrote on Sep 1, 2011:
2K Games says it "has realigned its resources to streamline the development process, reduce costs and maximize studio performance."

Why don't these people ever use the truth? "The studio was losing money so we had to cut some positions."

There. that wasn't so hard.

 
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