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

Signmakers in Germany must make an absolute fortune.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
12. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 27, 2011, 18:36 sauron
 
space captain wrote on Aug 27, 2011, 18:12:
it would be interesting if the NY subways flooded..

somehow i doubt the storm will be super serious tho

They actually shut them down at noon today, just in case.

But yeah, doubt it will be a major problem. The news media just had nothing else to talk about all week, dog day summer and even the president was on vacation.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
8. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 27, 2011, 17:58 sauron
 
Blue wrote:
I've been poopooing the hubbub about the hurricane up until now (and everyone knows how much fun a poopooed hubbub is), but the dire warnings being issued makes me think I'm just not appreciating the gravity of the situation,

Yeah, I spent the morning bringing stuff down off the roof deck of our building - we're on 119th St, just north of Central Park. Spent part of Friday afternoon making sure all my lab freezers were hooked up to generator-hardened outlets (I run a research lab in the city).

I think this will just be a lot of rain and some flooding, with wind blowing around any crap that folks forgot to tie down. But we're well prepared - should be fine.

The main thing is not to run out of beer.
 
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News Comments > Legend of Grimrock
13. Re: Legend of Grimrock Aug 26, 2011, 14:41 sauron
 
reisub wrote on Aug 26, 2011, 14:13:
sauron wrote on Aug 26, 2011, 13:15:
I'll be getting this for sure. Really interesting.
That's a bold statement. Based on one trailer, or have you been following it?

Eh, bold schmold. I don't buy many games anymore - the last one was Fallout 3 during last month's Steam sale ($9.99) and the one before that... I can't even remember. Maybe the old copy of Far Cry I got for $3 in a thrift store earlier in the summer.

However, sometimes you just got to take a flyer on a really good idea. And this is going to be one of those times.
 
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News Comments > Razer Blade Gaming Laptop Announced
15. Re: Razer Blade Gaming Laptop Announced Aug 26, 2011, 14:36 sauron
 
For that amount of money you could buy 560 copies of Deus Ex and send them to all your buddies on bluesnews *hint hint*.  
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News Comments > Legend of Grimrock
11. Re: Legend of Grimrock Aug 26, 2011, 13:15 sauron
 
This looks really fun, real throwback type gameplay but with updated graphics.

I'll be getting this for sure. Really interesting.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
33. Re: Out of the Blue - WC 1 & 2 Aug 25, 2011, 21:34 sauron
 
Creston wrote on Aug 25, 2011, 21:22:
nin wrote on Aug 25, 2011, 18:23:

I replayed Wing Commander 3 a few years ago, and it held up. Graphics were pretty basic, but it is completely 3D,

I'd love to see them trot out Prophecy. Can't remember if it had a d3d render or not though. I know it did glide.


I don't think it did D3D, no. Glide or software. So they'd have to either create a glide emulator, or rewrite the whole renderer.

Sucks, because I'd love to replay WC 3 and 4. My WC 3 disks died at one point, it seemed like they had like condensation underneath the plastic or something. Wouldn't read anymore. I was absolutely fucking crushed when that happened.

Creston

Glide-only should be fine these days. Independence War is also Glide-native with no D3D options whatsoever, and GOG released a fully playable (and rather beautiful) D3D version of it last year. The wrappers have come a long way and are very hardware-forgiving these days to the point of transparency.

I actually built a Glide box back in 2004 mainly for IWar. Initially with a GeForce and pass-through to a Voodoo2 (I think), and then to a full-on Voodoo5 AGP card. Then the wrappers arrived and I stored all the parts. Still got the V5, box and all.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
14. Re: Mike Flanagan Aug 25, 2011, 12:29 sauron
 
nin wrote on Aug 25, 2011, 11:11:
8 Terrible Levels in Great Games.

Xen - Thank you! Hated ...

Seconded. By the way, there's a truly awful typo in that article, in the Xen section. It reads:

8 Terrible Levels in Great Games wrote:
Gone are the NPCs whose goofy dialogue and horrific deaths were a constant source of brevity.

That should read levity! Those goons just called Barney a shortass!

 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
5. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 25, 2011, 11:04 sauron
 
Blue wrote on Aug 25, 2011:
Wow! Just... wow. GOG.com is now offering Wing Commander 1+2, updated to play on modern computers.

GOG also just released Dungeon Keeper 2: http://www.gog.com/en/gamecard/dungeon_keeper_2

I may have to pick that one up. As we here in Barad-Du^r know all too well, it's good to be bad, mwahaha.
 
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