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David
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December 17, 2003
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Re: On Baldur's Gate 3 Early Access
Oct 14, 2020, 10:09
David
 
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Re: On Baldur's Gate 3 Early Access Oct 14, 2020, 10:09
Oct 14, 2020, 10:09
 David
 
A few points:

1) It's just the first part of the game. I did the EA for Divinity 2, loved it, and loved playing through it "for real" when the full game came out. There was SO much more to the full game that re-playing just the first part with a different party was still plenty of fun. BG3 is *much* larger than Divinity 2, so the EA is an even smaller chunk of the final game.

2) Regardless of positive/negative commentary, the advantage of this kind of EA is that the developers have thousands and thousands of play-testers instead of just a small group. They collect data on how the game is being played, where people are dying "too much", which encounters are too easy, and perhaps most importantly, bugs that might not show up with just a small group of testers. This improves quality of the final product and does it faster than with a wide release that has tons of bugs.

3) If you don't like Divinity 1/2 and you want a game like the old BG1/2 (both of which I loved), you're out of luck. I loved all four of those games, so I'm more than happy to buy it now and play *now* rather than wait even longer than I've already waited.
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Re: Battlefield V War in the Pacific Next Week; Play Free This Weekend and Next
Oct 23, 2019, 15:55
David
 
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Re: Battlefield V War in the Pacific Next Week; Play Free This Weekend and Next Oct 23, 2019, 15:55
Oct 23, 2019, 15:55
 David
 
Does this include single-player scenarios or just two new multiplayer maps?
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Re: Call of Cthulhu Trailer
Aug 24, 2018, 12:25
David
 
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Re: Call of Cthulhu Trailer Aug 24, 2018, 12:25
Aug 24, 2018, 12:25
 David
 
That's some horrible voice acting by Groundskeeper Willie
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Re: Out of the Blue
Dec 15, 2017, 19:34
David
 
34.
Re: Out of the Blue Dec 15, 2017, 19:34
Dec 15, 2017, 19:34
 David
 
Not sure why the "Mary Poppins in deep space" complaints from the movie. "Mary Poppins" was using the Force and it's science fiction, so what's the problem?
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Re: Out of the Blue
Dec 3, 2015, 19:22
David
 
25.
Re: Out of the Blue Dec 3, 2015, 19:22
Dec 3, 2015, 19:22
 David
 
Cutter wrote on Dec 3, 2015, 11:25:
PHJF wrote on Dec 3, 2015, 11:09:
A doctor's time is apparently more important than yours. They overload their schedules, so you end up waiting 30 minutes in the big waiting room, then another 30 minutes in the small waiting room.

a) if there's one person on the planet I don't want rushing through his work it's my doctor.

b) there is a growing shortage of both primary and specialty care physicians in the US

c) diagnosing cancer and explaining the prognosis to a patient isn't the same as telling a mother her child's tonsils need to come out, and one is going to take a hell of a lot longer than the other

No one is questioning that. We're just saying, manage your fucking time better.

I can understand 5 minutes late but nothing beyond that.

I schedule 15 minutes per patient (which is VERY generous, and I'm lucky I can get away with that), and I usually run on time, sometimes ahead of time; however, there is no way for me to predict how long any given patient is going to take. Some take 3 minutes, some take 30. Some patients have 3 different rashes and 4 skin cancers, others just have 1 spot and 1 easy problem. To expect your doctor to never run more than 5 minutes late is ridiculous; frankly I'm surprised the practice puts up with that behavior. You have *much* more control of being on time for your appointment than your provider.
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Re: Out of the Blue
May 9, 2015, 16:04
David
 
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Re: Out of the Blue May 9, 2015, 16:04
May 9, 2015, 16:04
 David
 
bogus tequila article. There are no agavins (the health promoting sugars) in the finished product (tequila) since they are all converted to ethanol. The author of the article didn't read the source article.
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Re: Dragon Age: Inquisition PC Patch Tomorrow
Dec 8, 2014, 17:10
David
 
65.
Re: Dragon Age: Inquisition PC Patch Tomorrow Dec 8, 2014, 17:10
Dec 8, 2014, 17:10
 David
 
Brumbek wrote on Dec 8, 2014, 15:33:
David wrote on Dec 8, 2014, 14:53:
Thanks for this! I'd never even heard of Dragon's Dogma. I'm definitely going to pick it up!
So glad I could convince you. Although, I REALLY HOPE you got Dragon's Dogma: DARK ARISEN, not the original release.

Yep, I ordered Dark Arisen. Thanks! The graphics and aliasing (compared to my high-end PC) might be a little annoying, but the game play looks fun.
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Re: Dragon Age: Inquisition PC Patch Tomorrow
Dec 8, 2014, 14:53
David
 
55.
Re: Dragon Age: Inquisition PC Patch Tomorrow Dec 8, 2014, 14:53
Dec 8, 2014, 14:53
 David
 
Brumbek wrote on Dec 8, 2014, 13:47:
A very good point. I don't understand why games don't copy Dragon's Dogma! (Probably because it is very hard to implement.) But Dragon's Dogma had the most sublime, most perfect combat ever. I'm not exaggerating. It has ruined all other RPG combat.

Thanks for this! I'd never even heard of Dragon's Dogma. I'm definitely going to pick it up!

Just went on Amazon and it will be delivered to my house TONIGHT for a grand total of only 22 bucks! That's instant gratification on a scary level.

This comment was edited on Dec 8, 2014, 15:07.
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Re: Dragon Age: Inquisition PC Patch Tomorrow
Dec 8, 2014, 13:12
David
 
45.
Re: Dragon Age: Inquisition PC Patch Tomorrow Dec 8, 2014, 13:12
Dec 8, 2014, 13:12
 David
 
I find the combat in DA extremely unsatisfying. No matter what class or how powerful the spell or ability or weapon I'm using, it just feels ridiculous at level 20 to still have to hit enemies (even relatively weak ones) over and over and over again before they go down.
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Re: Baldur's Gate Countdown to Tomorrow
Mar 15, 2012, 15:16
David
 
30.
Re: Baldur's Gate Countdown to Tomorrow Mar 15, 2012, 15:16
Mar 15, 2012, 15:16
 David
 
direct link to announcement in the Beamdog newsletter:

http://us2.campaign-archive1.com/?u=3b6c0e6ef0c1deb880f420476&id=6ae2f577cd
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Re: Baldur's Gate Countdown to Tomorrow
Mar 15, 2012, 15:14
David
 
29.
Re: Baldur's Gate Countdown to Tomorrow Mar 15, 2012, 15:14
Mar 15, 2012, 15:14
 David
 
Just-released newsletter on Beamdog web site has announcement for Baldur's Gate - Enhanced Edition, coming Summer 2012. No details of what platforms (or any other details, for that matter).
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Re: Darkness II Demo
Jan 24, 2012, 18:09
David
 
11.
Re: Darkness II Demo Jan 24, 2012, 18:09
Jan 24, 2012, 18:09
 David
 
Just fizzles to desktop without even running for me, too. Good job, developers...
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Re: Two Worlds II Review Flap, Sequel Revealed
Feb 19, 2011, 16:31
David
 
2.
Re: Two Worlds II Review Flap, Sequel Revealed Feb 19, 2011, 16:31
Feb 19, 2011, 16:31
 David
 
I enjoyed the game, as well. I think that a bit better writing and much better voice acting would go a long way to improving the overall quality of future Two Worlds games.
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Re: Op Ed - the gamefront one
Feb 19, 2011, 12:08
David
 
18.
Re: Op Ed - the gamefront one Feb 19, 2011, 12:08
Feb 19, 2011, 12:08
 David
 
Once one accepts Fox's false premise that all competing news sources are "liberal", then one is effectively brainwashed.

It's scary how many gullible fools are in our country.
12.
 
Re: Out of the Blue
Feb 18, 2009, 22:29
David
 
12.
Re: Out of the Blue Feb 18, 2009, 22:29
Feb 18, 2009, 22:29
 David
 
Blue,
I'm a PA in New York. You don't need to have blood drawn at the doc's office. Have them mail you a script for whatever standard blood work you get taken, and then you can go to any local lab (Quest, Bioreference, etc) on any morning you want to have the blood taken. And then you can be more flexible with making your doctor appointment.
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No subject
Oct 19, 2008, 13:36
David
 
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No subject Oct 19, 2008, 13:36
Oct 19, 2008, 13:36
 David
 
Hopefully I can just plug in my 360 controller and not have to worry about it....
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Re: LOTR
Dec 17, 2003, 18:11
David
 
36.
Re: LOTR Dec 17, 2003, 18:11
Dec 17, 2003, 18:11
 David
 
"The last 20 minutes feel like an hour because Peter Jackson "didn't wish to let his saga go". "

I have to admit that I agree with this criticism, but otherwise I thought the movie was absolutely awesome. I do wonder why Jackson cut out some really great moments from the book, however, such as Gandalf's brief confrontation with the Witch-King and the confrontation with Saruman where Gandalf breaks Saruman's staff and casts him out of the order of Wizards (actually this last scene should have been in the TTT). Oh well, I loved how Jackson did the battle of the Pelennor fields!!

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