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Nickname Acleacius
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Signed On Jan 10, 2000, 03:22
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News Comments > On Sale
12. Re: On Sale Dec 18, 2016, 20:38 Acleacius
 
Some part of me wants them to fail so governments of the world can prosecute them internationally for false advertising and fraud for exploiting people with this game.  
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News Comments > Saturday Tech Bits
5. Re: Saturday Tech Bits Dec 17, 2016, 18:11 Acleacius
 
I've still never installed or played a game with this new drm. It'll take a couple years before it's proven safe enough for me after the years of bad drm. Best case scenario it's just an extra swap file, which requires more RAM. It's why there seem to be such unusual RAM requirements to comparable games without the drm. It seems if a comparable game needs 4gig, then the new drm needs 5gig.  
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News Comments > On Sale
5. Re: On Sale Dec 17, 2016, 06:19 Acleacius
 
MoreLuckThanSkill wrote on Dec 16, 2016, 17:53:
Acleacius wrote on Dec 16, 2016, 17:43:
Playing backlog and just thought I would mention it. Did anyone else find Survivalist really good Zombie RPG for under $5 US (sale price seems to be $2.49 US) I'm pleasantly surprised after an hour or two and I haven't even tried CooP yet. FYI, fast action, Top Down, with up to 3 other NPCs or players (CooP) I'm guessing. There base building and management, also an actual story. There's also actual Cause and Effect, Factions and Quests.



That actually looks pretty interesting...also that upper right window in game, with closeups, I swear the first Terminator PC game had that, back in the day, with its terrible blocky graphics. I'm not sure useful that window is, with the speed of the game, but it's not the worst feature I've ever seen.

That game looks like they should have sold it for more than 5 bucks, there's a lot of stuff going on. To the Steam Sale list it goes.
This game could easily compete with $20 US games, probably be better than most of them. Steam says I'm up to 12 hours with no intention from me of quitting anytime soon. Extremely solid game, atm the most I would do is nitpick, which is unfair at $5. There is a lot of RPG faction going on building Respect and Admiration for good characters. It's built for communities and individuals, especially since recruiting seems mandatory.

Think the window your speaking of is mostly for NPC conversations, though it's on all the time. Things like facial expressions and personal data. Everyone is Stranger, until you talk to them. This in turn adds more info about them, the more you ask or find out. Also, the PC isn't suited for all good outcomes in dialog. Sometimes you need to use NPC who has better social skills, which is not something you can raise in the game.

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News Comments > On Sale
2. Re: On Sale Dec 16, 2016, 17:43 Acleacius
 
Playing backlog and just thought I would mention it. Did anyone else find Survivalist really good Zombie RPG for under $5 US (sale price seems to be $2.49 US) I'm pleasantly surprised after an hour or two and I haven't even tried CooP yet. FYI, fast action, Top Down, with up to 3 other NPCs or players (CooP) I'm guessing. There base building and management, also an actual story. There's also actual Cause and Effect, Factions and Quests.


 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
12. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 11, 2016, 22:36 Acleacius
 
The Blue Dude, abides. Beatnik  
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
8. Re: Steam Top 10 Dec 11, 2016, 22:25 Acleacius
 
Damn, looks like they killed Deus Ex, for good this time.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
11. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 9, 2016, 17:19 Acleacius
 
RedEye9 wrote on Dec 9, 2016, 14:59:
Acleacius wrote on Dec 9, 2016, 13:22:
Can someone remind me when the Steam winter sale is going to start. There was an estimated time, leaked about a week back. Naturally I forgot to write it down.

Edit: Looks like it might be Dec 22.
It's a real website http://www.whenisthenextsteamsale.com/
Haha, a website countdown, thanks!
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
5. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 9, 2016, 13:22 Acleacius
 
Can someone remind me when the Steam winter sale is going to start. There was an estimated time, leaked about a week back. Naturally I forgot to write it down.

Edit: Looks like it might be Dec 22.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
2. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 5, 2016, 11:21 Acleacius
 
Westworld, so ....Sadly, Marti, Elise and Stubbs the only characters I can recall, we didn't get any kind real resolution or answers on. Anyone have any thoughts? Clearly there are going to be humans left alive. One in particular was just shot in the arm instead of easily killed.

This isn't a spoiler, but someone might think it is, so .... Damn, I was really looking forward to seeing more Lili Simmons. Since they announced she won a recurring role back in 4/16.
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
5. Re: Steam Top 10 Dec 4, 2016, 17:17 Acleacius
 
Dishonored 2 is falling fast.  
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News Comments > Sunday Consolidation
2. Re: Sunday Consolidation Dec 4, 2016, 16:39 Acleacius
 
nin wrote on Dec 4, 2016, 13:56:
Had no idea there was going to be so many announcements! Last of Us, Wipeout, and Marvel vs C. They fucking killed it yesterday!

I was defiantly interested in hearing about TLoU II no doubt. The video looked great too, however if they my money, it needs to be a PC game. Otherwise I'll just watch a one of those well done Let's Play.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
3. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 4, 2016, 13:03 Acleacius
 
Take for what it's worth but I've read there isn't going to be a cliff hanger tonight. So, we will at least get a complete story. Yeah, the wait (year and a half?) till Westworld II is going to be a killer. Urk  
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News Comments > Prey Gameplay Video
7. Re: Prey Gameplay Video Dec 2, 2016, 15:43 Acleacius
 
Damn, there has been a lot of discord with this game. It's not really a good sign. It was mind boggling they didn't work with Human Head. Not only are they extremely talented they have a lot of experience with successful and fun Coop. Heretic, Hexen and Rune were all games that have extremely fun Coop. Bethesda probably tried to make Human Head use that piece of crap id engine, just like they did with Arkane.  
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News Comments > GOG.Com Winter Sale Includes Free NWN; Steam Sale Dated
20. Re: GOG.Com Winter Sale Includes Free NWN; Steam Sale Dated Dec 1, 2016, 19:42 Acleacius
 
panbient wrote on Dec 1, 2016, 16:26:
Acleacius wrote on Dec 1, 2016, 15:50:
To the general thread, Mask of the Betrayer was lifeless compared to NWN2. There was no humor, hardly any emotional dialog I can recall atm. It's gameplay was really challenging, so it's only hardcore people who ever play it.

We'll have to agree to disagree as I thought the NWN2 campaign was the lifeless one - it's about as generic as it gets. Personally, I couldn't stand most of the original companions. Sorceress was a fantastic character stat-wise but insufferable otherwise - she stands out as one of the most annoying characters ever. The Spirit Bear on the other hand lives on as one of the greatest.

I also like that the story in MotB got really heady and existential, which I guess is not for everyone but I really liked it. Though I disagree that it was for hardcore players only. The biggest challenge was the Soul Harvest mechanic which became optional in a patch if I remember correctly.

But maybe my memories are deceiving me, I haven't played through it in a long while. Might be time to revisit.
Odd, only hardcore players finished NWN2 in the first place. I really have no clue how you get anyone other than hardcore RPG players finished NWN2 much less even touch MotB. There several articles where Obsidian talked about all problems people had with it. They made MotB story too lifeless and sterile, which pushed people away. Of course there were good things about MotB, that's not really the point. Yes, of course the Spirit Eater mechanic pushed people away too, not just the pacing and bland dialog. There was a pretty big drop off in sales too, iirc.

NWN2 had many unique gameplay ideas for NWN like the castle and defense. The story was pretty good all in all, but too long and had crap storyboard ending. There were a lot of cool characters Kelgar and Grobnar (one of the best npcs ever!).
 
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News Comments > GOG.Com Winter Sale Includes Free NWN; Steam Sale Dated
12. Re: GOG.Com Winter Sale Includes Free NWN; Steam Sale Dated Dec 1, 2016, 15:50 Acleacius
 
nin wrote on Dec 1, 2016, 12:01:
Anymore, it seems like all my money goes to gog instead of steam. I like DRM free, I like multi format, and they have stuff steam doesn't have.

GOG: Retirement Home Gaming.
Unless it has an online component, I'll go with GOG first. I know they are working on an online system but not sure of the status atm.

To the general thread, Mask of the Betrayer was lifeless compared to NWN2. There was no humor, hardly any emotional dialog I can recall atm. It's gameplay was really challenging, so it's only hardcore people who ever play it.
 
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News Comments > Watch Dogs 2 Released
4. Re: Watch Dogs 2 Released Nov 29, 2016, 22:36 Acleacius
 
Wasn't the first game really buggy at release?  
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News Comments > Steam Autumn Sale & Steam Awards
4. Re: Steam Autumn Sale & Steam Awards Nov 24, 2016, 01:01 Acleacius
 
Jerykk wrote on Nov 24, 2016, 00:17:
Really wish they hadn't gotten rid of daily deals/flash sales/community choice sales. Without those extra discounts, the Steam sales are pretty mediocre.
Couldn't agree more and it seemed to have a cascade effect too. Other site like GOG's sale prices are weaker too.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
3. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 22, 2016, 12:15 Acleacius
 
Oswald, is so simple it's believable. The real conspiracy was our own spy agencies as usual. All those years of treason and lies, fueled the cold war for the profit and power.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
29. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 18, 2016, 17:36 Acleacius
 
nin wrote on Nov 18, 2016, 15:22:
MoreLuckThanSkill wrote on Nov 18, 2016, 15:16:
Acleacius wrote on Nov 18, 2016, 13:37:
I was bitten by a spider at night while sleeping the wound was circular blue and black. So I was no threat to it, but it attacked anyway. Hard to believe anyone would complain about killing poisonous spiders, who would easily kill his wife and children.

Now I'm more scared of you guys! Flamethrower

You were no threat...until you started slowly rolling over onto it, making horrible, deafening noises out of your gaping maw! That spider is an Arachnid Hero!

I wonder if it was actually a spider, and not some other horrible small creature... lurking, even now, in the shadows of your room?

Good luck, sleep tight!


Waiting in your pillowcase...quietly waiting...

Oh thanks nerds! Giggle
Yeah it freaked me out, didn't mention the purple in there too. I went to the doctor to get a diagnosed.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
17. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 18, 2016, 13:37 Acleacius
 
I was bitten by a spider at night while sleeping the wound was circular blue and black. So I was no threat to it, but it attacked anyway. Hard to believe anyone would complain about killing poisonous spiders, who would easily kill his wife and children.

Now I'm more scared of you guys! Flamethrower
 
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