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Nickname Acleacius
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Signed On Jan 10, 2000, 03:22
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
8. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 13, 2016, 18:37 Acleacius
 
Cutter wrote on Jul 13, 2016, 14:21:
Man, it's one hot mother today. 32C atm where I am, basically 40 with the humidex. Now I know how Brian's gay cousin Jasper feels.
It's been 100f or so for the last week here in Austin, not to mention at least +5 heat index. So 105, not many people sitting outside eating for lunch now days. Now that college is out, most everyone just wants to stay floating down one of the local rivers. Sweatdrop

Speaking of Lyme, there was a shout out in the 1957 timeline, on 12 monkeys.
 
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News Comments > Splinter Cell for Free
7. Re: Splinter Cell for Free Jul 13, 2016, 14:46 Acleacius
 
Hope you guys have better luck, than I did. Tried both these games and could never get into them. I recall being stealthed with a silenced pistol. I was in the bushes and the mob was less then 5 feet away on a patrol. Stopped next to me, headshot him and nothing but pissed him off. Probably had to shoot him 5 more times and alarms everywhere. No fun.  
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
15. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Jul 12, 2016, 15:57 Acleacius
 
Creston wrote on Jul 12, 2016, 14:37:
Acleacius wrote on Jul 12, 2016, 13:37:
I never picked up SoM, figured I'd get it at low price one day. I might be wrong but it didn't seem to have any story and was mostly a beat'um up. Sort of like how so many games add challenge levels now Dishonored, Witcher and such. I really hate constantly respawning mobs, it seems the lowest form of development.

Actually, the story is pretty cool so far. Yeah, it's standard "revenge" fare, but the addition of Celebrimbor makes it pretty cool. The cutscenes haven't bored me yet, the way the Crew's cutscenes do. (You want to talk about a god-awful story, look no further than the Crew.)
Cool, I'll give it a try, thanks...Wait what's Crew, the car mmog, The Crew?
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
7. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 12, 2016, 14:06 Acleacius
 
Grabbed a hard drive and cables, didn't see anything impressive in games. Does Black Friday, give more/different deals?  
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
8. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Jul 12, 2016, 13:37 Acleacius
 
I never picked up SoM, figured I'd get it at low price one day. I might be wrong but it didn't seem to have any story and was mostly a beat'um up. Sort of like how so many games add challenge levels now Dishonored, Witcher and such. I really hate constantly respawning mobs, it seems the lowest form of development.  
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News Comments > System Shock Remake Funded
8. Re: System Shock Remake Funded Jul 10, 2016, 18:23 Acleacius
 
Gtk thanks nin, but yeah got to agree with the sentiment of not changing mid game, Unity is fine. I just think Epic has really been dropping the ball for the last 2 to 3 years in this department.

Death to big publishing! Lighter
 
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News Comments > System Shock Remake Funded
4. Re: System Shock Remake Funded Jul 10, 2016, 14:14 Acleacius
 
I'm not sure, but think they are using the Unity Engine. It's become so popular, due to it's great balance of price and performance, with most Kickstarters. I really wish Unreal Engine had got out in front of with this need from independent developers. Epic would have stood to gain from helping crush the big publishers, who constantly mislead and mismanage, these game IPs.  
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News Comments > etc.
2. Re: etc. Jul 10, 2016, 13:22 Acleacius
 
Here's the Gothic 1 - DirectX 11 and HD Graphics Guide  
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News Comments > System Shock Remake Funded
2. Re: System Shock Remake Funded Jul 10, 2016, 12:38 Acleacius
 
Afaik, the EE was on their own dime and once they realized new engine possibilities, decided to do Kickstarter.  
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News Comments > More Blood Revival Teasing
23. Re: More Blood Revival Teasing Jul 9, 2016, 23:23 Acleacius
 
StrickNine wrote on Jul 9, 2016, 20:18:
Ahumado wrote on Jul 9, 2016, 15:56:
The level design was boring and re·pet·i·tive. The best level designs were in Redneck.

what?

you had a carnival, a train, a boat, a friday the 13th inspired campgrounds, a level in a city getting bombed and so much more. The first episode had some bland stuff, but it only got better from there.
Definitely fun, original and very creative level designs. Iirc, that was the first time a train or a boat was used as a level in a FPS. I can only hope the original creators from Q are part of the team. Fingerscrossed

Edit: No more drinking and posting for me! I see at least Nick Newhard is there, yay!

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News Comments > More Blood Revival Teasing
5. Re: More Blood Revival Teasing Jul 9, 2016, 13:38 Acleacius
 
Great idea, Human Head could do a Kickstarter! Lighter

It's too damn bad, we can't get Heretic 2 on a digital site like GOG or Steam. At least I haven't been able to find it, yet.

Derp, I should have read my own post and learned, how to cipher like Jethro Bondine. I would have noticed, Blood was only about 2 months away from release, when Monolith bought the rights.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
3. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 9, 2016, 13:05 Acleacius
 
Good news, you and Gunner get well soon! Bed  
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News Comments > More Blood Revival Teasing
3. Re: More Blood Revival Teasing Jul 9, 2016, 12:59 Acleacius
 
Blue wrote on Jul 9, 2016, 12:47:
Acleacius wrote on Jul 9, 2016, 12:41:
Uggh, please don't screw this up, when they tried to make their own Blood (original was made by 3D Realms, iirc), Blood 2 was terrible.

Monolith was developer on both Blood games, though George and Scott from 3D Realms are credited as producers on the original.
Did you see this part, guess my memory is a bit off but 3D Realms always tried to help new developers get started. The 3 most successful were Blood, Shadow Warrior and Max Payne. In regards to Blood, it was near completion (iirc) with a year or less until release.
Development began at Q Studios, an independent developer funded by 3D Realms, in parallel with a number of other well-known titles. Following the success of Duke Nukem 3D, development progress was made public starting in June 1996 with weekly updates on their website. It was originally scheduled for release in early 1997. Q Studios was acquired by Monolith in November 1996. On January 22, 1997, a press release announced that all rights had been sold to Monolith[5] so that 3D Realms could focus efforts on Shadow Warrior, another Build engine game slated for release the same year.
At least imo, why there was so much discrepancy in quality between Blood and Blood 2.
 
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News Comments > More Blood Revival Teasing
1. Re: More Blood Revival Teasing Jul 9, 2016, 12:41 Acleacius
 
Uggh, please don't screw this up, when they tried to make their own Blood (original was made by 3D Realms, iirc), Blood 2 was terrible.  
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News Comments > Rise of the Tomb Raider DirectX 12 Patch
3. Re: Rise of the Tomb Raider DirectX 12 Patch Jul 8, 2016, 20:05 Acleacius
 
Damn, bet this means no naked skins, since texmod only runs in dx9, iirc. Crying  
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News Comments > The Elder Scrolls Online: Gold Edition Announced
3. Re: The Elder Scrolls Online: Gold Edition Announced Jul 6, 2016, 22:22 Acleacius
 
Think this is the first negative report I've given about TESO and I've play since pre-release. Feel free to correct me if I get this wrong but...I would have recommended it to any Elder Scrolls fan before the Dark Brotherhood update, but not any more.

I've been very disappointed by the Dark Brotherhood. Hell, you could call it blasphemy it breaks lore so badly. And they have changed the leveling system for the worst. Especially, if your someone who enjoys leveling by questing. Afaik, the only people who would enjoy the new system are pvp players, who ignore content and just XP grind. Oh and Botters, who sell accounts.

Yes, they would love the new system too. I've used Fast Report to report at least 75 botters over the years. You can see them 3 or 4, running in the exact same patterns killing mobs. In the new leveling system, it's ACCOUNT based not your toons. Once you hit 50, if you account is 501, then your level 50 gets bumped up to essentially 65 automatically. Wearing the highest level gear in the game, without ever doing anything for it.
 
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
5. Re: Op Ed Jul 6, 2016, 17:11 Acleacius
 
LibertyOrDeath wrote on Jul 6, 2016, 11:00:
What a left-wing, uneducated voting for corrupt politicians, thing to say...I guess some would rather vote for lying above the law politicians like Hillary. Wait, maybe I should have made this into a signature so Blue won't get offended? lol

"Preacher: You don't want to lose the wife-beatin', squirrel-murderin' redneck vote. I imagine that's a key demographic for you."
I admire your perspicacity, like jesus, buddha, gandhi and einstein all rolled into one but awesome to leik 11! Worship
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
5. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 6, 2016, 10:59 Acleacius
 
Woo hoo, TEQUILA! Cheerleading Drunk2  
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
1. Re: Evening Tech Bits Jul 6, 2016, 00:52 Acleacius
 
Too many came prematurely, not enough front or back doors to handle them all.  
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News Comments > On Sale
1. Re: On Sale Jul 6, 2016, 00:47 Acleacius
 
Any word on an Amazon Summer sale yet? Maybe the last chance for good video game prices, well unless Greenman does one too.  
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