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Nickname Icewind
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Signed On Aug 21, 2002, 18:44
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News Comments > Blizzard Dropping XP and Vista Support
13. Re: Blizzard Dropping XP and Vista Support Jul 20, 2017, 16:15 Icewind
 
Up until two months ago my only PC was a desktop I built in 2008 Which was running Vista 64. I had upgraded the GPU (From an ati 4870 to a 6950) in 2011, but never got around to getting Windows 7, since for some reason, Vista ran very well for me. Bought a laptop recently that has win10 on it and I have since switched to that, and thank goodness I did, or else I'd be SOL when it comes to Blizzard games.  
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News Comments > Might & Magic SHOWDOWN Shutdown
8. Re: Might & Magic SHOWDOWN Shutdown Jul 18, 2017, 01:10 Icewind
 
I didn't even know this existed.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
16. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 16, 2017, 23:49 Icewind
 
A female Dr. Who isn't retconning, since the Master - his arch nemesis - regenerated as a female too. However, I do think that the timing of this smacks of capitulation, "let's get more females into the fandom" manipulation, and a passionate attempt to appeal to the "diversity or death" crowd.

I stopped watching a few episodes into Capaldi's Who though, since he was by far the least exciting Dr Who since the series' revival began.

I'll tune in for a few eps and see if Whittaker is any good, but the whole situation seems like an attention grab to me. Especially after the ratings during Capaldi's reign went down.
 
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News Comments > Ni no Kuni II: REVENANT KINGDOM Delay
2. Re: Ni no Kuni II: REVENANT KINGDOM Delay Jul 14, 2017, 02:39 Icewind
 
I consider this a good thing, since between Stormblood, Elex, Zodiac Age, and possibly Battle Chasers, my time is already being eaten up by gaming.

Push it back even further. I might not finish this backlog until the summer of '18
 
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News Comments > Diablo III Season 11 This Month
9. Re: Diablo III Season 11 This Month Jul 6, 2017, 21:41 Icewind
 
D_K_night wrote on Jul 6, 2017, 15:06:
WaltC wrote on Jul 6, 2017, 11:39:
Mr. Tact wrote on Jul 6, 2017, 10:13:
Yeah, Spectral -- it gets a lot more hate than it deserves. Even though I'm not happy with the on-line requirement, I've gotten over it over time...

I didn't buy it--don't want it--when developers start designing the DRM into the structure of their games, I'm out--just not interested. Still actually enjoying Diablo II & expansion, although I discovered that the last so-called patch for the game that Blizzard released--1.14, believe--actually renders my copies unplayable--and it adds nothing of interest to me, but 1.12/13 work fine, however. Under Win10x64 build 16232, RX 480 8G. D3 and the last SimCity both thought that they'd be cute by building DRM into the structure of the game--making the online component a requirement and ruining or else cutting out the single-player aspect completely--no thanks. Don't miss them at all. I buy all of my games--if developers want to punish me for doing so, fine--but I will not buy the games that do so.

Sure then you can stay with your cartridge and disc games, meanwhile the rest of us are gaming in pleasure.

Online DRM has long ceased to matter, especially in multiplayer titles like D3. Fine fine fine Simcity shouldn't have it, other strictly single player content shouldn't have it, but sorry to say - your complaint there feels like something that's 10 years old.

DRM has long ceased to matter? It's that thinking that causes people to dismiss things like Denuvo as being benign.

As for being in "Gaming Pleasure", we non-DRM folks are too. Missing a few triple-A titles that come from the same cookie cutter formulas aren't going to be missed.
 
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
2. Re: Evening Metaverse Jun 29, 2017, 01:18 Icewind
 
He's partially right though. At least in some places, Amazon doesn't have to apply sales tax to purchases. That's starting to change though. I know a while back they finally started charging sales tax on amazon purchases in my state, which resulted in me just saying the hell with it and getting Prime.

Edit:

Actually it looks like all states forced them to comply, so Trump needs to hit the google before talking

proof
 
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News Comments > Destiny 2 Weapon Recoil Follow-up
7. Re: Destiny 2 Weapon Recoil Follow-up Jun 24, 2017, 00:13 Icewind
 
OldDirtyEwok wrote on Jun 23, 2017, 22:13:
Creston wrote on Jun 23, 2017, 22:01:
I still don't know why people still call them ports, current consoles are PCs, only the controls differ.


When the lead version is a small form factor PC with hardware from 4 years ago, most don't feel comfortable calling them anything other than ports. Sloppy ones at that.
 
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News Comments > Steam Summer Sale Launches
18. Re: Steam Summer Sale Launches Jun 22, 2017, 15:43 Icewind
 
FloorPie wrote on Jun 22, 2017, 15:36:
Icewind wrote on Jun 22, 2017, 15:33:
Acleacius wrote on Jun 22, 2017, 15:00:
Well, Search is dead for the moment, not the error report either. Only took 59 minutes to kill Steam.

Yeah, i'm trying to bring up a list of FPS and RPGs on sale but it's not even loading. I get the store front and my wishlist, but even on the web I can't access it.

Want to see if they've put Doom 4 on sale yet.

For games I own but want dlc etc, I've been pulling them up via community hub then clicking store page there.

Doom is $14.99.

Thanks, because everytime I try to search it or get past the age gate it locks up. I'll buy it whenever it lets me.

Dishonored for 2.49 is a must grab too.
 
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News Comments > No Recoil for Destiny 2 Guns on PC?
23. Re: No Recoil for Destiny 2 Guns on PC? Jun 22, 2017, 15:38 Icewind
 
They make force feedback mice?  
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News Comments > Steam Summer Sale Launches
15. Re: Steam Summer Sale Launches Jun 22, 2017, 15:33 Icewind
 
Acleacius wrote on Jun 22, 2017, 15:00:
Well, Search is dead for the moment, not the error report either. Only took 59 minutes to kill Steam.

Yeah, i'm trying to bring up a list of FPS and RPGs on sale but it's not even loading. I get the store front and my wishlist, but even on the web I can't access it.

Want to see if they've put Doom 4 on sale yet.
 
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News Comments > Steam Summer Sale Launches
10. Re: Steam Summer Sale Launches Jun 22, 2017, 14:08 Icewind
 
Shadow of Mordor for 3.99 sounds great, if it would actually show up that price in the cart.

Glad to see with all their money, Valve still can't shoulder the burden of every PC gamer logging in to check their sales.
 
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News Comments > Steam Summer Sale Thursday
15. Re: Steam Summer Sale Thursday Jun 21, 2017, 04:00 Icewind
 
El Pit wrote on Jun 21, 2017, 02:31:
Icewind wrote on Jun 21, 2017, 01:51:
While I'm looking for a few games to buy on sale during the event (Both Dishonored games and Doom 4) I think GOG beat Steam already. I bought about a ton of games on GOG this month during their sale and I think I barely hit $20.

I even finally managed to get Dragon's Dogma for 11.99, which was a steal. I even got two games for free out of it.

GOG tore it up this summer.


You're missing the point. Or, perhaps more accurately, you're creating your own point.

What I'm saying is that GOG has the better sales. Granted, they won't be getting Dishonored or Doom 4 very soon (Though Bethesda seems to like them, so Doom...maybe one day), but they still offer massive discounts on games rather than the piddly 10-25% you see on Steam.

Some of my GOG purchases are titles that are also available on Steam, such as Xanadu Next, which I nabbed for 9.99, the complete set of Blood with its expansions (1.49), Ziggurat for 3.79, Stalker 1 and Stalker Clear sky for 2.49, and a measly 59 *cents* for Realms of the Haunting.

All of these games are on Steam, and I've never pushed the trigger on any of them in any Steam sale, but seeing prices that insane, I went for it.

And spent enough to get two free games.

So let me say it another way:

50 apples is better than 2 oranges.
 
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News Comments > Steam Summer Sale Thursday
11. Re: Steam Summer Sale Thursday Jun 21, 2017, 01:51 Icewind
 
While I'm looking for a few games to buy on sale during the event (Both Dishonored games and Doom 4) I think GOG beat Steam already. I bought about a ton of games on GOG this month during their sale and I think I barely hit $20.

I even finally managed to get Dragon's Dogma for 11.99, which was a steal. I even got two games for free out of it.

GOG tore it up this summer.
 
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News Comments > It Came from E3 2017, Part 12
3. Re: It Came from E3, Part 12 Jun 19, 2017, 12:06 Icewind
 
I was interested in that E3 security article, but I moused-over the URL and it shows it's from Polygon, so I didn't bother. There's more "spin" on that site than every cable news network combined.  
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News Comments > Diablo III Introducing Challenge Rifts
1. Re: Diablo III Introducing Challenge Rifts Jun 17, 2017, 01:14 Icewind
 
I like this idea. Would be a good way to learn other ways to play my characters.  
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News Comments > etc., etc.
1. Re: etc., etc. Jun 16, 2017, 00:17 Icewind
 
This explains why a bunch a cards from BG popped up in my inventory today...even though I haven't played the game in months.  
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News Comments > It Came from E3 2017, Part 6
2. Re: It Came from E3 2017, Part 6 Jun 15, 2017, 11:36 Icewind
 
>E3 evolves

"Ohhh, what's this about?"

>Guise, dere's moar womyns in vidya gaymes now!

"Oh for christ's sake..." (Exits out)
 
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News Comments > Tyranny: Bastard's Wound Announced
10. Re: Evil, not too short... Jun 14, 2017, 14:05 Icewind
 
Jagacademy wrote on Jun 14, 2017, 12:41:
P.S. The average playtime is 30 hours, that doesn't feel "too short" to me. Mass Effect was 29, Fallout was 23, etc. I end up not finishing games like Fallout 4 and Witcher 3, because I get burned out long before that point. To me, "too short" would be 4-10 hours, which happens a lot nowadays.

30hrs isn't the problem. The real problem is that of that 30hrs, you spend 10 of it just sitting there reading text. I'm all for a great, epic, long-lasting story with deep background lore, but the amount of unspoken text in the game makes Planescape look like a 2 page internet fanfic.
 
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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
2. Re: Morning Mobilization Jun 14, 2017, 12:12 Icewind
 
Well of course we could've had cellphones earlier. Like most technology, Japan had it 15-20 years before we did. They had "smartphones" before Jobs even "invented" the iPhone, it's where he got the idea from.

Same with HDTV, progressive scan TV, and 1080p. I remember seeing a 20/20 report back in the late 80s talking about HDtv in Japan and I wondered if we'd ever get it.
 
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News Comments > Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus Officially Revealed
23. Re: Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus Officially Revealed Jun 12, 2017, 18:04 Icewind
 
So the KKK is in the trailer working alongside the Nazis...

Guess the writers never got the memo that the Klan is a masonic organization and Hitler was vehemently anti Freemason.
 
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