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Signed On Aug 21, 2002, 18:44
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News Comments > Shroud of the Avatar: Forsaken Virtues Early Access
11. Re: Shroud of the Avatar: Forsaken Virtues Early Access Nov 24, 2014, 22:33 Icewind
So, are they using the Bob White plotline?  
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News Comments > Sunday Safety Dance
1. Re: Sunday Safety Dance Nov 24, 2014, 05:59 Icewind
This was already proven fake, Blue.

From the article:

I also searched around for a few dozen of those listed "2K" accounts, many of which were unique identifiers with limited internet presence. Some of those accounts were tied to hacking and botting forums; others were linked to other games, like Minecraft and Runescape. Some on the list are nonexistent addresses like "sample@email.tst."

What's more, a security researcher named Colin Keigher broke down today's list of accounts and found that they share similarities with other lists of dumped accounts—his conclusion is that this particular Pastebin could be an amalgam of other database leaks, which might explain why none of the tested PSN e-mail addresses are actually linked to accounts.

The Guardian also talked to a security expert who also believes that this is fake. "Looking through the list, there's certainly an awful lot of crossover with data from previous breaches, in particular the Adobe one," Trend Micro vp Rik Ferguson told them. "The random sample cross-referencing I have done certainly show that the majority of data listed here has shown up already in previous breaches with a very few exceptions which seem to appear only in this particular paste."
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News Comments > On Assassin's Creed Unity Microtransactions
8. Re: On Assassin's Creed Unity Microtransactions Nov 21, 2014, 19:38 Icewind
Task wrote on Nov 21, 2014, 19:36:
Hahaha, still convinced that this is Era is like gaming crash of the 80s, in the form of predatory micro-transactions and terrible F2P games.

Pretty soon we'll be playing single-player games where you have to insert coins to play the rest of the story.

As a 38 year old who lived through the 1983 crash thanks to Coleco, ADAM and tiger handhelds: No. No it isn't.

The difference? 90% of gamers out there willingly lap up the DLC crap without question. For every moral high-grounder like us that decries it, there are a few dozen others that click the "add to cart" button.
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News Comments > Alienware's "PC Gaming Console"
5. Re: Alienware's Nov 21, 2014, 18:09 Icewind
Gave a build to a friend of mine who is just getting into the hobby. My estimate for him was about 1200....and that was for making a killer, top-of-the-line rig that could max his games for him (Wolfenstein and FC4, apparently)

Paying that much for a small form factor console/PC is ridiculous. Just build a PC. I can't believe this is still a thing.

also, don't we already have a "PC Gaming Console"? It's called the "Steam Box"...and the hype train has already left on THAT.
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News Comments > Steamships Ahoy - Lords of Xulima
4. Re: Steamships Ahoy - Lords of Xulima Nov 17, 2014, 06:15 Icewind
Tried to like it, but couldn't. Wouldn't be so bad (for an indie game) if it wasn't for the horribly flawed food system.  
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News Comments > Warlords of Draenor DDoSed
17. Re: Warlords of Draenor DDoSed Nov 14, 2014, 19:01 Icewind
Fion wrote on Nov 14, 2014, 18:40:
I don't know why but I thought DA Inquisition was coming out in like january or february. So when I got that GMG e-mail this morning with my key I was very much surprised. Cant wait, early impressions from sources I trust - like Angry Joe - say it's quite well done.

As an added bonus this gives me something to think about instead of Farcry 4 because I've been on the edge of pre-ordering that with a 33% off code I got from GMG, but with Ubi's track record this year I'm pretty unsure. Now at least I can wait until reviews hit before buying it, or wait a month or two since Inquisition is likely to take up quite a bit of my gaming time.

On topic, whats with all the game DDoS attacks lately? Do these people think they are cool because they know how to do this (extremely) simple thing? Douchebags.

Not that I play WoW, I haven't for years but I get just as pissed when GW2 or Diablo 3 (two games I play a lot of these days) get DDoS'ed so I feel for the WoW fans.

Angry Joe? He's the one you trust? What are you, 12?

As far as Youtube nobodies go, I'd trust Total Biscuit long before I'd trust a console-centric poser like AJ.
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News Comments > Free Metro 2033 from Humble Store
8. Re: Free Metro 2033 from Humble Store Nov 8, 2014, 10:13 Icewind
Kitkoan wrote on Nov 7, 2014, 22:52:
Yeah, I always thought 'ammo as currency' was a questionable design choice, and they weren't even that much better than the crappy ammo they made themselves.

It wasn't a design choice, it was to make it follow the book.

In both Metro games, the only time I actually used the "currency ammo" as actual ammo was at the very last level/fights, because I ran out of regular ammo. That's it.

I don't know why people get so bent out of shape about that system, since the game is so perfectly balanced so as to not have to dip into your special ammo until the very end.
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News Comments > Fallout: Shadow of Boston German TM [Updated]
22. Re: Fallout: Shadow of Boston German TM Nov 5, 2014, 12:20 Icewind
CJ_Parker wrote on Nov 5, 2014, 11:25:
InBlack wrote on Nov 5, 2014, 09:53:
Cutter wrote on Nov 5, 2014, 09:50:
Prez wrote on Nov 5, 2014, 09:46:
Hope it gets announced soon. I'm ready for more Fallout.

You. Me. And everyone else.

Im going to wait for the inevitable standalone expansion from Obsidian.

Well, I hope that Obsidian stays far away from Fallout. After they and their entire community have SHAT all over Bethesda and publishers in general, claiming that boooofrickinhooo they are the devil incarnate, I sincerely hope that Bethesda does not give those Obsidian fuckers any more work. If they do not want to work with a publisher then they need to STFU and do another Kickstarter or just close shop. They won't be missed. Fuck 'em hard!

You mean you don't want to play Numenera or Eternity?

You're missing out.
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News Comments > Gone Gold - Dragon Age: Inquisition
11. Re: Gone Gold - Dragon Age: Inquisition Oct 31, 2014, 21:50 Icewind
Privilege Age: Cisquisition

Wonder how many overly-aggressive homosexual characters will be in this one?

Also, enjoy not having heal spells.
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News Comments > Ships Ahoy - Icewind Dale: Enhanced Edition
1. Re: Ships Ahoy - Icewind Dale: Enhanced Edition Oct 30, 2014, 18:18 Icewind
Already bought. I always loved IWD more than BG. It was less about story and romance bullcrap and more about min/max'ing, fighting bosses and traveling through large dungeons full of traps.  
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News Comments > etc.
9. Re: etc. Oct 26, 2014, 12:48 Icewind
Phasenoise wrote on Oct 26, 2014, 12:06:
Julio wrote on Oct 26, 2014, 11:40:
And one more reason to not purchase DA3 is provided - thanks Gaider!

The article outlines how he wishes people would trust them as developers and not assume they are just blindly nodding along with Sarkeesian or other critics.
It seems strange that would be a reason to not buy a game.

You know what's not a strange reason to avoid DA3? The fact that BioWare is now led by SJWs who value bisexual Elf sex over actual gameplay.

My RPG money will be going to Pillars of Eternity and Torment.

BioWare is taking the wrong path when it comes to CRPGs. The Codex was right, and the mainstream sites were wrong: The silly click-fests aren't cutting it anymore.

I'll sit back and watch DA3 crash and burn. I'm calling it.

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News Comments > Saturday Interviews
36. Re: Saturday Interviews Oct 25, 2014, 20:28 Icewind
I must live in Bizarro world, since every online game I've ever played has been the opposite.

The men are called f** and p**** and b**** while the women are showered with free gifts, preferential treatment and slavish adoration.

I learned though. Me and a friend of mine I've known since UO now make a sexy female alt character and pretend to be female just to get all the free gear and gold that the others get, then use it for our main characters.

He's better at it than me though, since he once got some dope to give up his in-game house and *every item and goldpiece he had*.

So yeah, I don't see the "Women are treated like crap online" thing.
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News Comments > Evening Interviews
8. Re: Evening Interviews Oct 23, 2014, 20:39 Icewind
Hey hey big EA, how many franchises did you kill today?  
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News Comments > Jade Raymond Leaving Ubisoft
26. Re: Jade Raymond Leaving Ubisoft Oct 20, 2014, 17:21 Icewind
Danger Dog beat me to posting that Jade comic. I remember that, and the stink it caused. Me? I laughed my butt off at it.

I'm half shocked that none of the self-righteous SJWs have used that incident in their fight. Goes to show you how much of a game industry newbie these young hipsters truly are.

That being said, Jade was okay. At least she wasn't a walking set of boobs like Stevie Case.
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News Comments > Sunday Interviews
40. Re: Sunday Interviews Oct 19, 2014, 20:46 Icewind
loomy wrote on Oct 19, 2014, 20:38:
intolerant assholes on all sides are responsible for this mess. it's not about games. it's a religious war against disagreement. everyone needs to shut the fuck up and leave people be


Every hobby will always have people that like "A" style.
It will also have people that like "B" style.
People who like "A" style hate people who like "B" style, and vice-versa.

So the folks who want more "Gone Home" style games about lesbians and sexual tolerance need to learn to accept the folks that want CoD killfests and Bayonetta crotchshot games just as much as the latter group needs to accept the former.

But no, that would be too easy, and everyone wants to bitch. I've grown tired of it.
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News Comments > etc.
48. Re: etc. Oct 19, 2014, 11:06 Icewind
harlock wrote on Oct 19, 2014, 09:09:
sdgundamx wrote on Oct 18, 2014, 20:13:
Also just FYI the term "professional victim" is commonly used to describe people who don't take responsibility for the things that happen to them even in the cases that what happened was likely their own fault (i.e. failing a test and blaming it on the teacher rather than a lack of studying). I don't think you're trying to imply that the abuse hurled at these women is their own fault, so maybe professional victim isn't the right term for what you're describing?

Its absolutely the right term, and the "abuse" is absolutely their own fault

talking heads thrive on attention of any sort: good, bad, ambivalent, etc.. its all profitable for them, so yes - they are "professional victims" in the most obvious way possible

First: The abuse is mostly faked and done by sockpuppet accounts that these people create to drum up sympathy and to give them ammo.

Second: It's the internet. Who here hasn't had a death threat or four a year? What pencil neck geek is going to actually fly out and knock on your door? Unless you piss off a military man (The only instances it's happened) you don't have anything to worry about.
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News Comments > Offers Free Aliens vs Predator Classic 2000
5. Re: Offers Free Aliens vs Predator Classic 2000 Oct 15, 2014, 10:23 Icewind
InBlack wrote on Oct 15, 2014, 09:48:
Elf Shot The Food wrote on Oct 15, 2014, 09:20:
One thing I did find amusing is how fast the Marine runs. I think he could outpace the Quake guy.

You say that like its a bad thing...

Also really? This is the first game you played with acceleration?? That's kind of weird, by this time the Voodoo 3 was ruling supreme and Nvidia's TNT cards were quickly catching up, also Unreal was pretty much king of graphics and most games supported Glide or OpenGL. DirectX kind of sucked back then....

My first 3D card was a Voodoo2 back in.....1997, not sure when, probably late. I know the very first game I played it with was Dark Forces 2: Jedi Knight. Back then you were hot **** if you had a Voodoo card. Gaming elite.

I remember going to Software etc. and just bragging about it to all the other store regulars, who were all hardcore PC gamers. Boy, those were the days.
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News Comments > Evening Mobilization
9. Re: Evening Mobilization Oct 8, 2014, 23:27 Icewind
NKD wrote on Oct 8, 2014, 19:44:
Yeah lady, you weren't the only one tweeting about what was going on, yet somehow you're the only one who gets kept from boarding. Methinks your Twitter coverage wasn't the reason you were kept from boarding.

Saw her on the local news. She was a loud mouth, for sure.

No doubt she was mouthing off at the pilot.
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News Comments > etc.
4. Re: etc. Oct 4, 2014, 15:49 Icewind
I gave up following this stuff. I get what both sides want (One side wants censorship of games they deem unhealthy and encourage stereotyping, the other side wants the games preserved and untouched in much the same way "art" is protected) but it's just become a giant clusterfuck of idiocy.

If only Kotaku never existed, we wouldn't have to see this kind of stuff. 90% of customers don't even know this GamerGate thing is going on.
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News Comments > New AMD Catalyst Drivers
2. Re: New AMD Catalyst Drivers Sep 29, 2014, 23:39 Icewind
NetHead wrote on Sep 29, 2014, 23:27:
After waiting 5 months since the 14.4 drivers I was hoping for fixes for things like constant BSODs even just from Youtube, and for someone else on a new card for the past 2.5 months daily system freezes, new Firefox crashes, oh and heaven help them if they enable the screensaver.

Wonder how much longer (months, years?) I'll have to stick with 13.12 to avoid one or another serious problem, excluding playing a bunch of older games since I've pretty much given up there.

But hey, they've improved performance by 4% in a benchmark, that makes it all worthwhile.

Next time I upgrade I don't see myself buying another ATi/AMD.

Downloading and "Server can not guarantee its resuming capabilities. Response is invalid."

Not even supporting resume, yet another cherry on this cake.

Those aren't the drivers, that's your card.
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