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Signed On Aug 21, 2002, 18:44
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News Comments > West Games' License Expires
5. Re: West Games' License Expires Aug 23, 2014, 19:18 Icewind
Cutter wrote on Aug 23, 2014, 16:01:
The authorities should be stepping in and seeing if charges should be brought against them for fraud. The major problem with crowdfunding atm is it's the wild west and it's only going to get worse until enough people get burned before the feds step in and regulate it as they should be now.

Everyone who gave them money via Kickstarter got their funds returned to them, via the rules of the site itself.

If you mean the $12,900 they've gained through their web page donation button...well, those folks kind of deserved to get fleeced. Only an absolute idiot (or Putin himself) would give money to West Games through their shady, under-developed, spartan-esque website.
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News Comments > Op Ed
14. Re: Op Ed Aug 22, 2014, 20:40 Icewind
No evidence?

Not all gaming journalists are unreliable or untrustworthy. There are good sites out there, such as RPGWatch, the Codex, Nichegamer, and maybe N4G.
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News Comments > Phil Fish Re-Quits Gaming
22. removed Aug 22, 2014, 17:21 Icewind
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News Comments > Diablo III Gold Bonus
6. Re: Diablo III Gold Bonus Aug 22, 2014, 01:07 Icewind
I actually bought the new one out of the Playstation and it's pretty fun. I still play the shit out of PoE, but it's fairly obvious they only cared about this new console version. Even the controls are slick as hell, and I'm a KB+Mouse guy.  
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News Comments > Path of Exile: Forsaken Masters Released
2. Re: Path of Exile: Forsaken Masters Released Aug 21, 2014, 09:47 Icewind
You get your own player houses/camps, you get a ton of new crafting options, a dozen or so new questlines related to new NPCs and the usual skill tweaks.  
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
9. Re: Steam Top 10 Aug 17, 2014, 16:32 Icewind
Quinn wrote on Aug 17, 2014, 14:48:
I'm loving Risen 3 so much! The graphics and animations look really good, combat is great once you get good in it (awesome to parry at the exact right moment after a streak of attacks so that your character ripostes with another hit), allot of places to explore and chests to lockpick, etc etc.

Risen 1 was great, Risen 2 was a shame, Risen 3 is great once again. I hear allot of people are complaining about combat being too hard. Some don't seem to understand that you don't need to keep holding the mousebutton in order to execute heavy strikes -- once your hand starts glowing and your animation turns into slowmotion, it's actually the que to to let the mousebutton go! Also, dodge or parry after an enemy dodges your attack because they're on you before your next swing lands.

Agreed. I am completely baffled as to how people are having problems with the combat. I'm an arthritic 38yr old who never plays action games and even I had to put it on hard to get a challenge from it.

The very slow rhythm to the swings, the wide riposte window of opportunity, the soft-lock focus attacking, it just really works really well. I HATED combat in Risen 2 and well, most PB games, really...but in here it works so beautifully.

I just ranked up in my chosen faction (Demon hunters) and I'd say this is my second favorite PB game, after Gothic 2 NOTR.
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News Comments > Shadowrun: Dragonfall - Director's Cut Next Month
9. Re: Shadowrun: Dragonfall - Director's Cut Next Month Aug 17, 2014, 00:47 Icewind
Parallax Abstraction wrote on Aug 16, 2014, 22:09:
I tried the base campaign a few months ago and couldn't stand the clearly designed for tablets UI. So has that already been overhauled or if that just going to be in the Director's Cut?

Unfortunately, no. They've already stated when asked about similar concerns surrounding the basic campaign (Dead Man's Switch) that it's done and they have no intention to change anything with it. After the Director's cut of Dragonfall they said they are beginning work on their next project.
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News Comments > Gwent: Witcher 3's Embedded Card Game
8. Re: Gwent: Witcher 3's Embedded Card Game Aug 16, 2014, 17:00 Icewind
bhcompy wrote on Aug 16, 2014, 15:39:
So how much did MS pay to get the Xbone Collector's Edition? Hopefully not more than a few hundred bucks given the installbase

MS is desperate. They're losing to the PS4 and they are doing whatever they can to claw back.
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News Comments > Risen 3 Rises in EU
6. Re: Risen 3 Rises in EU Aug 15, 2014, 22:45 Icewind
Neilsouth wrote on Aug 15, 2014, 13:44:
If you're interesting in buying this game..

Crap combat and bad camera, such as stun lock/camera getting stuck behind objects and your character can also get stuck.

Gameplay wise, graphics and sound is pretty good.

It's a 7/10 game with shit combat but worthy of a buy, way better than Risen 2

How are you getting stunlocked? I don't get that. I've spent 25 hours in the game so far and the combat is so smooth, so satisfying and so easy that I WISH they would remake gothic 1-3 with this same system. It's that fluid and simple.

It's the first Piranha Bytes game where I haven't slammed my fist on the keyboard due to cheap deaths.
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News Comments > John Romero's New Shooter Plans
24. Re: John Romero's New Shooter Plans Aug 11, 2014, 20:17 Icewind
Fletch wrote on Aug 11, 2014, 20:03:
Creston wrote on Aug 11, 2014, 18:46:
Stop giving the guy so much credit for shit he did 20 years ago, people.

I'm still playing the games he made 20 years ago, and they are still a blast. Daikatana was lame, but he's still a game God as far as I'm concerned. Any time his name is even mentioned, you Debbi Doomers (swidt?) come out of the woodwork with the "bitch" and Daikatana comments, or "done nothing since id" bullshit, as if you've forgotten he's made some of the best fucking games of all time. He hasn't made a PC shooter since Daikatana. And with the new Doom looking shittier and shittier the more I learn about it, I can't wait to see what he does (as long as it's a PC game).

Damn, I'm kind of in the mood for yet another playthrough of Quake Dark Places now...

you forgot the asterisks around the word *made*.
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News Comments > John Romero's New Shooter Plans
12. Re: John Romero's New Shooter Plans Aug 11, 2014, 19:21 Icewind
Maybe if he focuses on the game's design instead of Killcreek's fake tits he might actually push out a quality product.  
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News Comments > SSI Vets form TSI
6. Re: SSI Vets form TSI Aug 8, 2014, 16:48 Icewind
ldonyo wrote on Aug 8, 2014, 16:25:
Awesome! I still have a bunch of my gold box games and associated decoder wheels, manuals and hint books. I also have my "Ultimate RPG Collection", which had 9 classic D&D CRPG games from the DOS days. OI got that back when CDs were still new tech and games still came on a slew of 3.5" floppies more often than not.

I had a guy I knew offer me a lot of money for that book. I bought the archives back in 1997 and it's still one of my favorite PC gaming possessions.

I grew up on the goldbox games (C64) and they always have had a place in my heart. I still have the Pool of Radiance box w/ manual and wheel sitting in my desk. I used to take pics of it and post it online just to get people to drool.
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News Comments > Casey Hudson Departs BioWare
13. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 7, 2014, 23:10 Icewind
Mashiki Amiketo wrote on Aug 7, 2014, 23:01:
NegaDeath wrote on Aug 7, 2014, 21:04:
I wonder if his resignation letter was on red, blue or green paper.
I'm pretty sure it will also include liberal use of the "awesome button."

And was written by Jennifer Hepler, who complained that Casey wanted to, quote, "find her family and kill her"
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News Comments > Game Reviews
5. Re: Game Reviews Aug 5, 2014, 13:05 Icewind
The one good thing about Sacred 3 is people are finally listening to me on the forums when I tell them to check out Unbended instead.

I was on there 2 months ago telling them to go there and see the "real" Sacred 3, made by the original developers, but no one gave a crap.

Now everyone is talking about it/linking it.

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News Comments > Path of Exile: Forsaken Masters Announced
6. Re: Path of Exile: Forsaken Masters Announced Aug 1, 2014, 13:18 Icewind
I'm hoping I don't have to rearrange the layout of my Marauder's skill tree too much this time.

Planning out all 80+ of my passive skill choices at once is kinda tiresome.
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News Comments > Path of Exile Comic
4. Re: Path of Exile Comic Jul 30, 2014, 16:28 Icewind
I just play the game solo and grind/loot hunt as I did for ten years with Diablo 2. Feels like I'm the only one not doing this league stuff. Like the first poster, I'm more into the story and the dungeoneering.  
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News Comments > Op Ed
6. Re: Op Ed Jul 29, 2014, 22:58 Icewind
Creston wrote on Jul 29, 2014, 22:25:
Listen to Polygon! Bow down now and just let EA do whatever the fuck it wants to! Do not speak out against it, do not vote with your wallet, just shut up and accept it. It's the Polygon way!

What a useless bunch of cuntcones.

Polygon is a piece of shit. I can't believe they still exist, considering everything they post is clickbait or an anger troll.

As for the topic, I really wish there was a way to permanently BUY a lot of the games I get...but there isn't.

Risen 3? No boxed version. Trails in the Sky for PC? Nope. Divinity Original sin? Not unless you Kickstarter pledged high enough. Shadowrun Returns? We're finally getting one with the Dragonfall DC, at last.

Point is, very few games are given boxed releases. Some of those that do are actually just discs with instructions to install Steam and download it from there (Borderlands 2, Fear 2, etc)

I'm not bitter, really, just wish people would stop acting like we have a choice in the matter anymore.
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News Comments > Borderlands Removes SecuROM; Multiplayer to Return
3. Re: Borderlands Removes SecuROM; Multiplayer to Return Jul 28, 2014, 22:50 Icewind
Sweet. May reinstall it and see how active the MP becomes.  
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
12. Re: Steam Top 10 Jul 27, 2014, 22:50 Icewind
Ozmodan wrote on Jul 27, 2014, 18:10:
Personally I feel ripped off buying Divinity: Original Sin. I just do not see what people are raving about. Even the kids thought it was hokie. Funny thing is I do like rpg games too.

Trying to compare this game to Baldur's gate series is a travesty, those games, old as they are, were much better than this game.

Having beat it finally just a week ago and spending a good 80 hours on it, I can see where people wouldn't like it and would prefer BG. BG is a simpler, more friendly CRPG that doesn't beat you over the head for making mistakes. I've gone through BG2 at least a dozen times in my life and each time I do the same thing: Cast haste, open with a fireball, cast defensive harmony, and let the AI win for me...and this is on Hard, not core rules. They're easy games with no real strategy except Haste+DH+FB+Whirlwind=WIN. That's it.

Original Sin requires a lot of subtlety. You need different magics. You need debuffs. You need status effects. You need special items for special enemies. You need a marksman who can use special arrows to debilitate enemies. It's crazy sometimes.

Original Sin is a lot like ToEE. It's brutal, but lovely at the same time.
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News Comments > Crytek Gets Funds for "Transitional Phase"
12. Re: Crytek Gets Funds for Jul 25, 2014, 19:32 Icewind
Dmitri_M wrote on Jul 25, 2014, 19:25:
Slick wrote on Jul 25, 2014, 19:08:
Still, Crysis 1 is one of the best classic FPS games ever made.
The only way I could agree with that is if I was young enough to not have grown up playing Doom, Duke3D, Quake, HL2..hell even Farcry 1

Oddly enough, I responded to this after just leaving a GZDOOM session. But yeah, Crysis was not a classic. It survived two trips on my PC and some mild multiplayer before scrapping it. Crysis 2 didn't even last one trip. Figured they were so plain vanilla and devoid of anything new that I never bothered with the 3rd.

There are classic modern FPS's out there, like Stalker, Metro Last Light and the original Painkiller, but Crysis was never more than a benchmarking utility.

Call me callous and douchey, which I am, but I'm glad Crytek is floundering. They were very antagonistic towards their community and PC gaming as a whole, only coming back to us after Crysis 2 flopped and they had that big presentation about the tesselation/DX11 patch. Too little, too late.

Let them burn.
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