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Signed On Aug 21, 2002, 18:44
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News Comments > Cyberpunk 2077 Delayed

8. Re: Cyberpunk 2077 Delayed Jan 16, 2020, 21:38 Icewind
 
I thought April seemed a bit "soon". Might as well do the extra work and release it closer to the holidays. Makes sense from a business perspective as well as a customer service one.  
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News Comments > Wizardry: Labyrinth of Lost Souls Found

9. Re: Wizardry: Labyrinth of Lost Souls Found Jan 16, 2020, 14:39 Icewind
 
Burrito of Peace wrote on Jan 16, 2020, 07:06:
Icewind wrote on Jan 16, 2020, 02:15:
...even if you guys are turned off by the art style...

I'm not turned off on it...it's objectively bad and a blatant pandering to a specific market of fucking incel weebs.

I'm sure D.W. Bradley doesn't give a shit because he got his money out of it but I agree, how the mighty have fallen. It's like if Dungeon Master or Bard's Tale suddenly were released with chibi shit and every character says "uWu" every other sentence.

Funny you should say that since there was a console exclusive Dungeon Master spin-off for the Turbografx-16 that had anime cutscenes. I bought that back in the day and it's actually quite good.

I think it was Class of Heroes, or maybe Sword City, that allowed you to switch the portraits in the game from anime to "standard PC style". To be honest, Wizardry should have done it here as well.
 
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News Comments > Wizardry: Labyrinth of Lost Souls Found

3. Re: Wizardry: Labyrinth of Lost Souls Found Jan 16, 2020, 02:15 Icewind
 
Not a new game. Came out on PS3's digital store (digital only title) back in...2011 or so. I beat it back then. Was fairly good, even if you guys are turned off by the art style. I grinded for the Muramasa ninja blade right before the last boss too. DLC was horrible though, nothing but anti-magic rooms and invisible teleporters.

Edit: A better trailer was the one from 2011:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vxOD6kk-Ksc
 
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News Comments > Gatherings & Competitions

1. Re: Gatherings & Competitions Jan 10, 2020, 11:26 Icewind
 
As a lifelong Eagles fan, I knew Ajayi would blow it. When I heard the news about this on the local station a week ago I laughed and told my friend "Watch him get injured in that too" and well, just look.

He was a fragile primadonna, and while gifted, had zero work ethic and a bad attitude. I didn't like when the Eagles picked him up and paid him this season to sit on the bench for the last 4 games, especially when Boston Scott and Miles Sanders were already tearing things up and didn't need the help. Waste of money.
 
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News Comments > Wizardry: Labyrinth of Lost Souls for Windows this Month

9. Re: Wizardry: Labyrinth of Lost Souls for Windows this Month Jan 4, 2020, 11:14 Icewind
 
I beat this one on PS3 back in 2012. Nice game, regardless of how this trailer makes it look. As a hardcore, longtime Wizardry fan who grew up with the series, I can tell you that it's quite good. Same quirks too, like the 1 in 65,535 chance to drop Murasama sword at the bottom level, the OHKO enemies, the blind teleports, etc. Very fun game.

 
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News Comments > Final Fantasy VII Remake PC Clues?

6. Re: Final Fantasy VII Remake PC Clues? Jan 3, 2020, 16:56 Icewind
 
Not shocking. Most devs use the consoles and the money they get from timed exclusives on the console, to work on a PC version. Especially Square. Square has done this with nearly everything now. Developers love double-dipping, and it would shock me more if we DIDN'T get the remake by next year, tbh.  
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News Comments > Dragon Quest XII in Development

1. Re: Dragon Quest XII in Development Jan 3, 2020, 01:01 Icewind
 
Dragon Warrior (DQ1) was my first RPG. Been playing the entire series since the late 80s. LOVED 11. Really glad to hear they're already doing a 12.

 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue

9. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 29, 2019, 19:48 Icewind
 
As a south jersey guy who is a diehard Eagles fan, let me say Blue that your G-men played a tough game.

I'm happy with the season myself. Wentz set a new Eagles passing yard record. Boston Scott and Miles Sanders are solid future backs. Sydney Jones? THE MAN.

Bring on those Seahawks.
 
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News Comments > Morning Multiplex

2. Re: Morning Multiplex Dec 20, 2019, 13:56 Icewind
 
Before I caved and just shut up and got Epic Games Store, I wanted to avoid it and bought Outer Worlds on windows Store.

All he says is true. I couldn't put it in my /games folder I do for all my stuff, and I can't edit anything either. It never crashed in my 30hr playthrough, but it did have some really spotty performance and required me to use cloud saves or else be constantly bugged to use them.

Edit: Also couldn't get Discord or the Steam overlay to work with it either. The Xbox gaming dashboard app could, though...which was how I took videos of it.

Won't be using it again.
 
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News Comments > Epic Games Store Wishlist and Review Plans

7. Re: Epic Games Store Wishlist and Review Plans Dec 19, 2019, 12:01 Icewind
 
I actually bought Borderlands 3 last month on EGS. Figured I'd give it a chance. I haven't been too happy with the app.

First, it won't automatically load if you run a game the way Steam does. Instead, you have to run the app first and then the game you tried to run will initiate...but not a moment until you manually start the app.

Secondly, it takes a disturbingly long time for EGS to load. I sometimes wait as long as 10 minutes for it to fully boot, whereas Steam, GOG, and Origin all instantly load for me and always have even at peak times.

And last but not least, when I tried to buy Borderlands 3 the first time off of the Epic app, my credit card company blocked it as an "untrusted app" and flagged the transaction and froze my account. I had to unfreeze it and tell them that the transaction attempt was valid, then go back and order the game off the app again.

Hasn't been a good experience for me. At least when I first got Steam in the fall of 2004 with HL2, the only problem was it took 5 hours to un-decrypt the game.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse

1. Re: Morning Metaverse Dec 18, 2019, 11:47 Icewind
 
It's true about Disney +. I bought it for a favorite old 1980s cartoon I liked but sadly don't own, "The Black Cauldron".

My dad watched Davy Crockett on it at Thanksgiving.

Disney was ahead of the curve back 30-50 years ago. Now they just pump out the same old emotionless cookie cutter garbage as all the other big media conglomerates.
 
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News Comments > Sunday Metaverse

11. Re: Sunday Metaverse Dec 16, 2019, 11:34 Icewind
 
Saboth wrote on Dec 16, 2019, 08:40:
The problem is Comcast and others basically have a monopoly across much of America. You can't say, "Well, see ya" when they are the only high-speed internet in town. Are you going to switch to cellular data to game? 40 year old DSL? While high-population areas might have a choice of 2-3 providers, for smaller cities and towns across the nation, they usually have one provider.

This is true. Where I live there is only one broadband internet provider, and that's Comcast. Verizon Fios tried to move here at the start of the decade, but had their wires cut by Comcast and Comcast played it off like it was a mistake and paid the fine. Since then, no attempt has been made by Fios to come to my area, and we are stuck with Comcast/"Xfinity".
 
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News Comments > Sunday Metaverse

5. Re: Sunday Metaverse Dec 15, 2019, 21:07 Icewind
 
Got rid of Comcast back in 2015 when the bill crept up to 200 a month. Cut cable and kept the internet (only option around here) and it went down to 80 a month for the highest tier of internet. Now I use an HD antenna and Hulu, so they lost me long ago.

That being said, this will only drive more people to become cord cutters. I know several people in my family do that yearly ritual of calling Comcast and cancelling/re-upping to get the promotional rates. If they block that, I'm willing to bet a lot of folks will start streaming TV who hadn't thought of it before.
 
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News Comments > Dungeons & Dragons: Dark Alliance Announced

9. Re: Dungeons & Dragons: Dark Alliance Announced Dec 13, 2019, 11:45 Icewind
 
I still play the two original Dark Alliance games. They held up pretty well. All of the Snowblind engine games do (Even Brotherhood of Steel, IMO) so seeing someone finally take a crack at another one makes me happy.

Hope they understand the ARPG/Diablo clone genre is very advanced now and you need a deep build system *and* a lot of post-game challenge content to keep players around for more than a month. Especially with the new Path of Exile coming out.
 
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News Comments > Cliff Bleszinski Comeback?

9. Re: Cliff Bleszinski Comeback? Dec 12, 2019, 13:20 Icewind
 
He would probably be good at making a decent throwback/retro FPS similar to the first Unreal, but so many developers have already done this (Amid Evil, Dusk, Ion fury, Hellbound, Prodeus, etc) that he is far too late to make something that would stick out as new.

I think he sees the insane amount of money his former company is making with Fortnite and wishes he had that kind of cash.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue

4. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 27, 2019, 12:16 Icewind
 
I still think the lower life expectancy (since this is a discussion I've seen pop up on websites multiple times in the past few years) is due to hospitals taking a more McDonalds style approach to healthcare and people getting sicker and needing better care due to the increasing stress and burden of modern American life.

Me and a good portion of my family work in the healthcare industry in one form or another, and from what I/they have seen, it's all about working to get more benefits and money from the government and moving your press ganey scores up so the director can buy another yacht, not actually getting new tech or attracting competent docs.

The hospital I first worked in was a major player in my state at one time, but not anymore. Got bought out by a bigger network. I know when I worked there they kept cutting nursing staff until they eventually only had one tech on in the entire ER and as the ER flooded with patients every night needing rooms, a guy died of a heart attack while waiting and the board of health came in and almost shut them down. They had an ant infestation in the ER they never took care of either. Would crawl out of the walls. Place was an absolute dump and I left to go to another hospital, which is better, but still far from acceptable.

They just want to make money off of you(r insurance company). It's just about money and getting government assistance, not helping the sick.

And people are sicker than ever because we're all coping with a world that is F'ed up beyond belief.
 
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News Comments > R.I.P.: Steam Controller

3. Re: R.I.P.: Steam Controller Nov 26, 2019, 20:36 Icewind
 
I bought one about a year ago on Amazon just to try it out because I was curious and I wanted to see if there existed something for the PC better than what Microsoft's Xbox pad could offer.

Short answer is, it wasn't very comfortable. I spend a few days trying to configure the "analog" part of the pad but it never moved perfectly horizontal no matter how I tuned it and the analog sticks of the Xbox pad still felt better overall.

I did like the "haptic response", as they called it. The little movement inside when you used it. Nice gimmick, but not worth sacrificing comfortable control and better support for.
 
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News Comments > Sunday Metaverse

14. Re: Sunday Metaverse Nov 25, 2019, 12:10 Icewind
 
Funny that this happens as Youtube COPPA is now set to eliminate, or at the very least suspend, the vast majority of user made accounts. Call me a tinfoil hatter, but I think most of these social media sites are afraid of the government and now that social media is so ubiquitous, so supposedly vital and mainstream and supremely visible, that the powers that be are desperately trying to take away any of the power it gives to the common man.

Removing it for porn, or "election fraud", or to "save the kids" is just a convenient excuse.
 
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News Comments > Google On Stadia Performance

2. Re: Google On Stadia Performance Nov 25, 2019, 11:56 Icewind
 
Google: Stadia is fast and brings cloud gaming to the mainstream!!

Players: It's horribly slow and laggy.

Google: It's your fault because you're too poor to afford *an appropriate internet connection*.

Also Google: Did you know we can patch your games for you? Isn't that a cool feature??
 
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News Comments > On Diablo IV Leveling

8. Re: On Diablo IV Leveling Nov 20, 2019, 11:50 Icewind
 
They should do something similar to Elder Scrolls Online. Yes, ESO ruins itself by auto-leveling every enemy to your exact level and that's why I don't play it, but they did do this one thing right: They have you max out your level and then you start earning "champion points". Those points are then used in a very large and complex set of skill trees that you can unlock and level up individually, creating new passives and perks that round out your character's growth.


NKD wrote on Nov 20, 2019, 11:40:
deqer wrote on Nov 20, 2019, 11:06:

We must unplug from the gaming culture and go back to real life.

Agreed! Starting with deleting our accounts here... you go first, I'll be right behind you...

He's just one of those guys that want every RPG to be 15 minutes long and complains when a game has difficulty sliders because it makes them feel bad they're playing on easy.
 
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