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Real Name Brian Bland   
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Nickname Unmaker
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Description Former level reviewer for PC Gamer Online and former bot review for Ramshackle.
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Signed On Apr 18, 2001, 16:49
Total Comments 288 (Amateur)
User ID 9682
 
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News Comments > English Silent Storm: Sentinels Demo
10. Re: OOh yeah... Jun 17, 2004, 18:50 Unmaker
 
No offense, but Fallout Tactics only seemed that way if you didn't know what you were doing. What can I say Professional other than: you're wrong? By the the end of FOT, my team was walking around in power suits, practically invulnerable (granted, this was in part due to how I developed them over the course of the game), half of them armed with railguns.

Robots were a waste of time, as were Deathclaws... I mean, statistically speaking, why bother? Why use them when you could use another guy in power armor? You're talking to guy that beat the game several times and played it online A LOT. I like Fallout and I even liked FOT, but the whole bigger better BADDDER armor dynamic runs contrary to tactics, generally speaking.... why take cover when you can walk out with a battleship wrapped around your waist?

Oh, and no one here said that power armor was inappriorate to Fallout.

 
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News Comments > English Silent Storm: Sentinels Demo
7. Re: OOh yeah... Jun 17, 2004, 16:45 Unmaker
 
So, SO agreed. The Panzerkleins were a bad idea. I see what they were going for, but they really shouldn't have.

It's not even a matter of tacked on sci-fi with me. It's a matter of altering the gameplay for the worse. Power armor takes the game from life-or-death cover-to-cover tactics... to a boring, toe-to-toe firepower slugfest. It might as well be a naval battle.

Fallout Tactics had the same problem.

 
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News Comments > Half-Life 2 Source Theft Arrests
9. Right on!! Jun 10, 2004, 17:35 Unmaker
 
See, don't mess with gamers. We'll obsess your ass straight into jail. :-) Seriously though, after having to put up with hackers, pirates and 1337 d00dz for years it's nice to finally see those intent on ruining my hobby brought to some justice.

 
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News Comments > Monolith Screenshot
20. ... May 7, 2004, 21:27 Unmaker
 
This screenshot fails to entice. A game where someone shoots people... wow. I mean, wow, I'm stunned. Maybe it's a really cool game - I dunno - but if you're trying to pique someone's interest this isn't how you do it.

And that whole "tastes like chicken" thing basically screams "Yep, still no writers over here..."

 
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News Comments > Monolith Mystery
19. Re: Hmm May 7, 2004, 19:42 Unmaker
 
"I disagree. I find the story in Planescape: Torment to be much better."

Seconded.

 
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News Comments > THQ to Acquire Relic
6. Here we go again... Apr 27, 2004, 14:54 Unmaker
 
THQ isn't EA, but it's still THQ. Bleah. Relic makes good stuff - I'd hate to see them go south.

 
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News Comments > On BioWare and Microsoft
3. A sad day Apr 19, 2004, 19:53 Unmaker
 
If this is true, then it is indeed a sad day for gaming. One sad day in a long string of sad days.

 
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News Comments > UT2004 Bonus Maps
2. No subject Apr 2, 2004, 13:58 Unmaker
 
Exclusivity = bullshit.

 
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News Comments > Joint Operations Demo
4. No subject Mar 31, 2004, 13:10 Unmaker
 
I hope it's not like Battlefield anything...

 
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News Comments > Splinter Cell Pandora Tomorrow MP Demo
28. Welp Mar 25, 2004, 18:05 Unmaker
 
Welp, that tears it for me. My monitor was always dark, but it's never been THIS dark before. When the game told me to adjust my brightness to see the squares... I couldn't see any squares, and my brightness was already maxed. Is there some sort of gamma slider on the screen that I'm unable to see?

 
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News Comments > Splinter Cell Pandora Tomorrow MP Demo
27. No subject Mar 25, 2004, 17:55 Unmaker
 
You know, when I first heard about SCPT multiplayer I couldn't imagine how any third-person SC-esque interface could compete with the traditional first-person shooter setup. Now I know my concerns were justified.

 
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News Comments > Origin Closure Official
4. No subject Feb 26, 2004, 17:28 Unmaker
 
EA, world's largest corporate crap-factory.

 
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News Comments > R.I.P. Origin?
18. No subject Feb 24, 2004, 14:00 Unmaker
 
I've been boycotting EA ever since they laid me off... and not *because* they laid me off. Rather, I am boycotting them because, in working for them, I saw why they are not deserving of my money.

 
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News Comments > Marvel Fighting Games
24. FF? Feb 6, 2004, 19:02 Unmaker
 
Could they be talking about the Freedom Force characters? It's the only superheroes they currently have access too that I'm aware of.

 
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News Comments > Marvel Fighting Games
2. EA? *sigh* Feb 6, 2004, 11:06 Unmaker
 
EA? Boo Marvel, BOO! Fighting games? Boo again, Marvel. If you absolutely MUST go with EA, have them do something like Freedom Force.

 
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News Comments > Game Movies
10. No subject Jan 29, 2004, 22:06 Unmaker
 
Oh my God, what exactly was the Nightwalker demo-movie supposed to be demonstrating? It spat out about twenty or so errors at launch, then when it finally started *going* it kept showing the opening splash screen every three seconds. And what engine is this? It looks like Quake 1... done wrong! Nice surface conflicts, guys! Oh, and I've seen better aliasing on a saw blade! Stupid thing crashed out at the end and screwed up my desktop. (Shakes fist at "developers.")

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News Comments > The Sims 2 Delayed
17. No subject Jan 28, 2004, 14:53 Unmaker
 
I'm confident that EA hasn't learned a damn thing... they've just learned to pretend like they have.

 
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News Comments > Call of Duty and PunkBuster
6. No subject Jan 23, 2004, 22:14 Unmaker
 
Time to start playing COD again.

 
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News Comments > BREED to Nest an Extra Week
16. No subject Jan 23, 2004, 20:50 Unmaker
 
Halo PC is fun, if also a bit chuggy. And Breed wasn't as bad you all are making it out to be. It was just... not good. It certainly wasn't what we were expecting.

 
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News Comments > Ships Ahoy: Silent Storm
10. Street date? Jan 20, 2004, 18:15 Unmaker
 
So when can we expect to see this baby on the shelves?

 
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