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Nickname Icewind
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Signed On Aug 21, 2002, 18:44
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News Comments > Fallout Free on
24. Re: Fallout Free on<br> The original <b>Fallout</b> is being offered on <a href= Apr 6, 2012, 10:10 Icewind
MattyC wrote on Apr 6, 2012, 09:44:
Nepumuk wrote on Apr 6, 2012, 05:35:
I did not remember that many cave rats.

I didn't snag the GoG version, but I recently played though my original copy (in DOSbox, good luck getting that damn thing working in Windows) and I thought the same thing about the beginning. It is still a great game, but some nostalgia was ruined. 'It is door trim' or something like that was the other big &#3232;_&#3232; for me. I was just thinking 'Who thought to put this in? Did anyone ever want to see this?'. Seemed pretty obvious anyone who ever got that was trying to click on the door itself.

Odd. You have problems with the windows version of Fallout? I've installed it on 5 different rigs of mine, from Windows 95 to Windows vista ultimate x64 and have never had a problem.

Matter of fact, when it came out it was the first game that made me stop whining about how games didn't have DOS install options. After Diablo 1 ran so well in Win95, I installed the WIN95 executable of Fallout, saw it ran excellently, and never went back to DOS again.

Well, until DOSbox.
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News Comments > John Romero's Shooter Plans
10. Re: John Romero's Shooter Plans Apr 5, 2012, 22:58 Icewind
When is Stevie Killcreek Case's game coming out?

Oh that's right, she's on the street corner turning tricks.
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News Comments > 0x10c, Mojang's Space Adventure Details
10. Re: 0x10&#8198;&#872; , Mojang's Space Adventure Details Apr 3, 2012, 22:29 Icewind
Notch: Aspie space adventures.  
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News Comments > Confessions of an EA Viral Marketer?
22. Re: Confessions of an EA Viral Marketer? Mar 29, 2012, 06:20 Icewind
This isn't shocking, since Atari got caught doing it too:

It's a shame that so many young people in this hobby think it's okay to accept things like forced DRM, on disc DLC and poor quality asurance & testing. They white knight companies like EA and think of us as washed up malcontents or that we are just "entitled".

The proof is right there on reddit.
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
22. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 27, 2012, 20:40 Icewind
You shouldn't need to make a major deal out of a bit of dead bone. I had an extraction lately (Second to last tooth on the left side, was filled years ago but split open and had to be taken out) and pieces are coming out of it like mad. I can easily nudge them out with my tongue, but one piece wouldn't move so I went to the dentist and he just grabbed some pliers, cranked the piece out, shoved some gauze in my mouth and let me go on my way. Took all of....3 minutes.  
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News Comments > Legend of Grimrock Gold
6. Re: Legend of Grimrock Gold Mar 23, 2012, 21:37 Icewind
Alamar wrote on Mar 23, 2012, 20:54:
And the people rejoiced...

Was just looking at some M&M games (6-8) myself... Tempting...


With a name like Alamar, no wonder you want Might & Magic games. I do too. (Though more like M&M3-5)

This game is much more like Eye of the Beholder or Dungeon Master though. Stonekeep, if you don't mind that game sucking.

Really looking forward to it and hope it takes off.
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News Comments > Linux and OS X Wasteland 2 Funded
8. Re: Linux and OS X Wasteland 2 Funded Mar 23, 2012, 16:13 Icewind
Carcifier wrote on Mar 23, 2012, 15:55:
They're obviously not going to use a triple AAA engine. It's a top down perspective. As far as I know, it might not even be 3D accelerated. I'm sure they're going to use something that already exists. Possibly a "open" engine, I'm guessing.

The point is, the emphasis does not appear to be on visuals, at least not cutting edge ones.

I would expect Icewind Dale, slightly modernized. How could you expect more with the money they've got to work with?

The music should be good. The writing should be good. The gameplay will hopefully be good.

Infinity Engine era graphics? I'm *very* cool with that.

Personally, I believe the Infinity Engine should have went open source and a toolkit should have been made available so people could use it for their own games without limitation.

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News Comments > Dragon Age Entering "Next Phase"
9. Re: Dragon Age Entering "Next Phase" Mar 19, 2012, 21:13 Icewind
Loving the comments here so far. Glad everyone is waking up to this. I walked away from BioWare back when they released Mass Effect 2, which was an absolute piece of crap in every way, shape and form.

DA2 was just the icing on the stink-cake.

They are, like Ubisoft before them, on my shit-list.
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News Comments > Double Fine Kickstart Ending; Wasteland 2 Kickstart Beginning
66. Re: Double Fine Kickstart Ending; Wasteland 2 Kickstart Beginning Mar 13, 2012, 20:14 Icewind
Enjoy seeing my name in the credits.  
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News Comments > "Spectacular" Crytek Announcement Next Month
52. Re: Mar 12, 2012, 21:25 Icewind
Creston wrote on Mar 12, 2012, 17:40:
I quite enjoyed Crysis 2, to be honest. It wasn't as good as Farcry, but I thought it definitely was better paced than the original Crysis. I'm pretty excited to see what they do next.


You just lost all your rights as a gamer by admitting that.

Holy fuck you're an easily amused prick.
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News Comments > No PvP in Diablo III Launch
9. Re: No PvP in Diablo III Launch Mar 9, 2012, 21:57 Icewind
I doubt anyone remembers, but back in the old community, I remember when it was announced that Diablo 2 would have a PvP toggle and that you could only PK players who had it effectively "turned on" and everyone shit a brick in Ogden's Tavern.

Still cracks me up to this day. A lot of the old farts stayed in D1, thankfully. Or moved to Ultima Online.

Diablo 3 looks like shit more and more every day though. It's like an inferior version of Torchlight.

I'd rather get Torchlight 2 or Grim Dawn. Both are basically what the gaming public expected Diablo 3 to be anyway.
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News Comments > Steam Hardware Plans?
65. Re: Steam Hardware Plans? Mar 3, 2012, 20:39 Icewind
Jerykk wrote on Mar 3, 2012, 20:08:
Anyone who thinks that Steam hasn't been a tremendous boon to the PC gaming market is either blind or intentionally dense. Since Steam was created, we've seen huge growth in the digital distribution market. Enough that publishers have started paying attention to PC gaming again. With the retail market shrinking, many games would not have been made if it weren't for digital distribution. This applies to both indie and big-budget games.

Honestly, the best post I've seen on this site in the decade+ I've been here.
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News Comments > No Mass Effect 3 on Steam; Requires Origin
136. Re: No Mass Effect 3 on Steam; Requires Origin Jan 16, 2012, 10:15 Icewind
InBlack wrote on Jan 16, 2012, 06:32:
I have stopped caring about Bioware games ever since the Dragon Age 2 fiasco. To each his own, but Im skipping their games unless they somehow manage to repeat the Dragon Age 1 success. (From a pure gameplay/fun factor perspective)

Same here. Dragon age 2 killed every ounce of respect I had for them. That game was so cut-and-paste, so empty, so soulless and simplified, consolized and mainstreamed that if that is their idea of the future, I want no part of it.
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News Comments > Sunday Metaverse
10. Re: Sunday Metaverse Jan 15, 2012, 21:57 Icewind
More proof that Facebook is the root of all evil.  
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News Comments > No Mass Effect 3 on Steam; Requires Origin
24. Re: No Mass Effect 3 on Steam; Requires Origin Jan 15, 2012, 13:54 Icewind
CJ_Parker wrote on Jan 15, 2012, 13:49:
Wolfen wrote on Jan 15, 2012, 13:33:
You won't beat steam EA. Give it up.

They do not even intend to sell other publisher's games or broaden the spectrum of Origin beyond their own stuff. in.

You don't read a lot, do you?


here, part 2

And if you still don't believe me, here's one from Ea themselves:

straight from the horse's mouth

Bet you feel dumb now.
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News Comments > No Mass Effect 3 on Steam; Requires Origin
20. Re: No Mass Effect 3 on Steam; Requires Origin Jan 15, 2012, 13:50 Icewind
Fion wrote on Jan 15, 2012, 13:44:

I'd say Bioware should be worried, but they know better than to show that in the face of their EA overlords.


Keep in mind though that EA has a long track record of acquiring, ruining and then finally dismantling gifted developers. You can go talk to Lord British and Peter Molyneux about that if you doubt me.

BioWare is just another in their long line of ruined developers. After the travesty that was Dragon Age 2 I swore off BioWare forever. They could make Baldur's Gate 3 and I wouldn't even load up a preview on it, much less buy it.
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News Comments > Layoffs at id Software
44. Re: Layoffs at id Software Jan 11, 2012, 06:46 Icewind
UnderLord wrote on Jan 11, 2012, 04:09:
Jerryk said: "What? Quake 3 was more popular than Q2 and its engine was used in more games. The competitive multiplayer community generally agrees that Q2 was the worst Quake. People still play Q3/QL today."

That sums up the trap Id fell into. The biggest market segment for Q2 was the single player but the multiplayer community gets more notice taken of it's opinion due to it's intrinsically voluble group voice.
I had no use whatsoever for the story-less Q3 but us loner single-player types aren't ones to speak up by our very nature and Id fell for the adulation expressed by the multiplayer throng.
People do still play Q2 and even Q1 and Doom I and II on newer engines (and Unreal I and II too), we just don't shout it from the roof-tops.


I never bought Quake 3. to this day my FPS buddies ask me why I didn't play it and I have to keep reminding them why I didn't. When I heard it was just a MP Deathmatch game I passed on it. I want singleplayer maps, epic boss fights and puzzle rooms, not endless CTF and KtD ratios filling my screen. No, that's grade-school level garbage.

I still play Quake 2 and Quake 1 every month...even Quake 4 from time to time. But Quake 3? I see no reason to touch it.

I really wish someone would make a game like Painkiller again, only with a modern engine. Like take the one used for Battlefield 3 and make a 50+ level straight up doom clone out of it. If someone does that, they will earn my undying respect.
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News Comments > Bethesda Buys Fallout MMOG Rights
10. Re: Bethesda Buys Fallout MMOG Rights Jan 9, 2012, 20:12 Icewind
Cutter wrote on Jan 9, 2012, 19:53:
Hah! Called it! I knew it was going to be less than 5 mil. I reckoned somewhere around the 2-3 million mark. So Herve and his bro get a mil each and can now fuckoff die and never darken gaming's doorway again.

White-knighting Bethesda? Really? You don't deserve to call yourself a gamer, boy.
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News Comments > Diablo 15 Year Anniversary Website - Diablo III "Almost Done"
8. Re: Diablo 15 Year Anniversary Website - Diablo III Jan 5, 2012, 10:56 Icewind
Hudson wrote on Jan 5, 2012, 10:26:
Wildone wrote on Jan 5, 2012, 10:13:
I cant WAIT to see the graphics on this, after 9 years it must be the most effin amazing thing ever to behold by human eyes, just like Duke Nukem Forever! WOWWWWWW I bow before the gods of Blizzard!

Wow you really are a moron. Grats

no, the morons are the Diablo fans who are actually looking forward to this game and blindly defending it.

You like the backwards step in graphics? (It looks barely as good as Torchlight) You enjoy not being able to allocate attribute points? You enjoy the dumbed down skill system? You enjoy the enforced online connectivity when playing in single player? You enjoy forced DRM? You enjoy the fact that Blizzard now has a track record, thanks to SC2, of banning people for cheating in singleplayer and will probably do that in D3 as well?

There are few Diablo fans who love those first two games more than I do, but I wouldn't play D3 if you gave it to me *for free*. There are far better alternatives out there. Like Grim Dawn, Torchlight 2 and if you don't mind the aged graphics, Depths of Peril. Buying Diablo 3 is basically telling Blizzard and the whole gaming development community that you are fine with being treated like trash. If you are cool with that, great. Contribute to the downward spiral.

I won't be. I'll be waiting for Torchlight 2.
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News Comments > Happy Birthday Diablo
10. Re: Happy Birthday Diablo Jan 2, 2012, 10:21 Icewind
I bought mine January 10th 1997, I still remember. I had a legit lv 43 warrior with a strange sword of haste before I finally stopped playing over a year later. So many good (and bad) memories.

Ogden's tavern pissing matches, PKK fights, duels, collecting ears.

It was a magical once in a generation game. The beginning of a new era.

Never felt the same magic with Diablo 2, and after the changes see no reason to buy Diablo 3 at all.
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