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Real Name Rick Francis   
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Description Creator of the Neverwnter Nights Eye of the Beholder Series of Mods.
Homepage http://www.moddb.com/mods/eye-of-the-beholder-ii-ledgend-of-darkmoon
Signed On Apr 1, 2004, 16:54
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News Comments > Metal Gear Survive Details
1. Re: Metal Gear Survive Details Feb 17, 2018, 15:12 Darks
 
Game is an absolute Piece of shit! Lacks options, cant rebind half of the keyboard keys and you cant even turn off the fucking god damn music. Its infuriating that developers continually make the same assassin mistakes with games, its like they all go the asshole school of being dumb fucks.  
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Creator of the Neverwnter Nights Eye of the Beholder Series of Mods.

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News Comments > Neverwinter Nights Enhanced Edition Patch and Steam Beta
3. Re: Neverwinter Nights Enhanced Edition Patch and Steam Beta Feb 16, 2018, 08:17 Darks
 
Jivaro wrote on Feb 16, 2018, 06:07:
eRe4s3r wrote on Feb 16, 2018, 04:40:
Only thing I want to know, will old modules work with this, especially the CEP ? If not, bust.

Seems that it does...

https://forums.beamdog.com/discussion/67596/nwn-ee-and-the-cep

Everything works. I own this and got it just to test out if my mods work and they do. So non issue. cant say that its looking better, but they have made nicer changes and compatibility changes that are good. And a nice UI scalling added.
 
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News Comments > Gatherings & Competitions
1. Re: Gatherings & Competitions Feb 13, 2018, 10:35 Darks
 
This is one game I really wish the developer would consider putting on the PC. They have already made all the money they will off the PS4 version. Theirs a big market out there now for the PC that they are missing out on.  
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News Comments > Dawn of War 3 Sets
25. Re: Dawn of War 3 Sets Feb 8, 2018, 20:09 Darks
 
Devinoch wrote on Feb 8, 2018, 19:43:
Darks wrote on Feb 8, 2018, 11:08:
Theres a new Warhammer RTS game coming out, it goes back to the basic RTS game play style of base building and massive armies. That is what I want in an RTS game. none of this bullshit they keep coming up with and limited units pop cap crap.

We'll see if it sells enough to merit. RTS games have been a dying breed for a long time now for one major reason - they just don't sell like they used to. And this comes to you from someone who worked at Westwood Studios for a while.

Not trying to burst your bubble or anything, but in all seriousness, Petroglyph hasn't really made any quality RTS games in a long while, in fact not to many have. Act of Aggression and Act of War were really good RTS games.

And SupCom is the King of all RTS games. but no one makes RTS games like that, and thats what many of us RTS guy want in an RTS game bigger and longer matched games. not this tournament shit they make these days.
 
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News Comments > Dawn of War 3 Sets
23. Re: Dawn of War 3 Sets Feb 8, 2018, 19:21 Darks
 
Flo wrote on Feb 8, 2018, 15:50:
SpectralMeat wrote on Feb 8, 2018, 11:14:
I miss the good old strategy games, Supcom1, DOW1, C&C Generals. I don't understand how these companies don't see what was successful in the past and build upon that when make a new strategy game, instead of this controller friendly MOBA style E-sport shit pile.
Try Forged Battalion!

Yea right! That game is another wanna be Starcraft tournament game. the map layouts and design are every bit like Starcraft. Another fucking waste of an RTS game.
 
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News Comments > Dawn of War 3 Sets
4. Re: Dawn of War 3 Sets Feb 8, 2018, 11:08 Darks
 
Theres a new Warhammer RTS game coming out, it goes back to the basic RTS game play style of base building and massive armies. That is what I want in an RTS game. none of this bullshit they keep coming up with and limited units pop cap crap.  
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News Comments > Dawn of War 3 Sets
1. Re: Dawn of War 3 Sets Feb 8, 2018, 10:38 Darks
 
If SEGA hadn't tried to turn this game into a Fucking MOBA to begin with the sales wouldn't have sucked like they did. This is SEGAs fault and now they are screwing over the fans more because of their bad decisions.  
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News Comments > E3 Tickets on Sale Next Week
7. Re: E3 Tickets on Sale Next Week Feb 7, 2018, 16:28 Darks
 
Kxmode wrote on Feb 7, 2018, 15:39:
Expect to see E3 tickets on eBay for $1,500 a pop. Greedy

Very doubt full. It doesn't work that way, you actually have to show up and collect your badge at the front. And show an id. They dont hand out tickets.
 
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News Comments > E3 Tickets on Sale Next Week
5. Re: E3 Tickets on Sale Next Week Feb 7, 2018, 15:22 Darks
 
ItBurn wrote on Feb 7, 2018, 15:05:
I think that in this case, you're much better off not going and streaming the presentations from home. There's going to be way too many people, making it painful to move around and you'll have to stay in line for 8 hours just to play a single game.

Yea, that pretty well sums up last year. They are letting to many people in, its taking away from the experience and getting one on one time with the developers.
 
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News Comments > The Surge 2 Announced
1. Re: The Surge 2 Announced Feb 7, 2018, 10:53 Darks
 
The first game was boring as hell, the combat was such a chore. Couldn't stand it. I don't see this one being any different.  
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News Comments > Fear the Wolves Announced
2. Re: Fear the Wolves Announced Feb 7, 2018, 10:52 Darks
 
CJ_Parker wrote on Feb 7, 2018, 10:44:
Hullo there, Mr. Bandwagon! How ya doin' taday, Sire?

no Shit! Its getting really tiresome seeing all these wanna be copy cats. I'm so sick and tired of MP PVP only games. Its like no one has any originality anymore.
 
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News Comments > More on PUBG Versus Cheaters
3. Re: More on PUBG Versus Cheaters Feb 3, 2018, 15:41 Darks
 
It kills me that his game being a competitive game does not have VAC enabled in it. But a game like Sword Coast Legends that has no competitive multiplayer at all has VAC and killed the game because everyone was afraid to try and mod the game for fear of being VAC banned. Someone explain the logic in that!  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
1. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 2, 2018, 10:32 Darks
 
This is the only Groundhog day video to watch. best ever!!

https://youtu.be/vgtfKpcvliU

 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
1. Re: Morning Tech Bits Jan 31, 2018, 18:59 Darks
 
Lets not boast to much about Samsung, they are only the biggest chip maker because of phones. Intel does not do phones or they would be leading forever.  
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News Comments > Insurgency: Sandstorm Trailer
1. Re: Insurgency: Sandstorm Trailer Jan 30, 2018, 11:02 Darks
 
Still no Campaign Coop from these fools. No thanks!!  
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News Comments > Are "Let's Play" Streams Legal?
37. Re: Are Jan 29, 2018, 12:54 Darks
 
Jerykk wrote on Jan 29, 2018, 12:30:
HoSpanky wrote on Jan 29, 2018, 12:16:
If a streamer isnít making money off of their broadcast, itíd be a different story. But the bigger streamers make ridiculous money. If half of what they made for a particular video went to the developers, well, thatíd probably solve any worries development houses have. Havenít heard of any streamers sending money to the companies whose games they play, though.

You're forgetting that streamers basically provide free advertising. Publishers and developers will give streamers free copies of their games in order to take advantage of that. Some publishers and developers will even pay streamers to play their games.

If someone is willing to watch an entire single-player, story-driven game playthrough on Twitch or Youtube, they probably weren't going to spend $60 on it anyway. In other cases, the viewer might watch a few hours of it and then decide "Hey, this game actually looks pretty cool. I think I'll pick it up!"

This same argument could be made over piracy too. Its a well known fact that people who pirate games and movies are the same ones that would have never bought or paid to watch that movie to begin with.

Its well known that streamers are driving up sales of games. yes, some will sit and possibly watch them play from start to end, but those types of people never intended to buy the game anyway.

Those are not lost sales if a persons was never going to buy it to begin with.

And as someone pointed out, just because you lose 100 sales, in the end they have far out gained more sales with those 500 who were not going to buy the game until they watched it streamed and then decided to buy it.
 
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News Comments > Are "Let's Play" Streams Legal?
34. Re: Are Jan 29, 2018, 12:49 Darks
 
panbient wrote on Jan 29, 2018, 12:39:
Darks wrote on Jan 29, 2018, 12:30:

Again, you are delusional, you clearly dont have a fricking clue about what your talking about. Your just interjecting your opinion about this. You have no facts to back your opinion.


Neither do you.

A single anecdote about a single product does not demonstrate objective market behaviour.

No, I happen to very knowable about this and know a lot of steamers personaly that do this for a living.

So, yes. I do know!!!
 
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News Comments > Are "Let's Play" Streams Legal?
28. Re: Are Jan 29, 2018, 12:30 Darks
 
HoSpanky wrote on Jan 29, 2018, 12:16:
Darks wrote on Jan 29, 2018, 12:02:
HoSpanky wrote on Jan 29, 2018, 11:18:
Iím a bit split on this:

For single player, story-driven games, they can be devastating to sales. Why buy an adventure game when you can watch the story, and avoid the downtime of dying or getting narratively ďstuckĒ?

To make matters less altruistic, keep in mind that some streamers make shocking amounts of money, and their video content is almost entirely provided by the games they play. The people who MADE that content should be getting a cut of that, especially when itís a single player game where the video undoubtedtly cannibalizes sales.

The excuse of ďbut I never would have paid to play that gameĒ is a weak one...yes you would, the price just hadnít dropped to your tipping point yet. But if you watch a play through of it, thereís no incentive for you to EVER purchase the game. Again, this assumes single player, story-driven.


You gotta be kidding me with this dribble right? Your seriously going to sit there and call out streamers for steaming SP content?

Get over it, many people just like to watch gamers play the games. There is nothing wrong with that. Nor should anyone come down on these guys for it.

There are a lot of people out there that are unable to play many of these games for whatever reasons. If they choose to watch someone play a game, they more power to them.

But dont sit there and say this is wrong, when its not. Your basically calling those who watch streamer pirates. And thats bullshit.

And by the way, many of these people who watch these streams are also gauging the game like a demo to see if its even worth a shit to buy. You are completely delusional about your view about this. As for the NFL comment, theirs a big difference when your re-broad casting a TV show or sports event.

If a streamer isnít making money off of their broadcast, itíd be a different story. But the bigger streamers make ridiculous money. If half of what they made for a particular video went to the developers, well, thatíd probably solve any worries development houses have. Havenít heard of any streamers sending money to the companies whose games they play, though.

In the end, streaming sites like twitch and YouTube will automatically collect a portion of the money earned from advertising/donations and send it to the publisher/developer of whatever title is featured. Itíll take a few years for it to all get ironed out, but thatís how this ends. IMO, thatíd only be the proper way to do it for single player story games. For multiplayer games, the streamer could probably bargain for all income generated, depending on their exposure.

Again, you are delusional, you clearly dont have a fricking clue about what your talking about. Your just interjecting your opinion about this. You have no facts to back your opinion.

Just because a main steam streamer is making a lot of many is not causing games to loose sales, in fact this kind of stuff has been proven over and over that sales are increased by this. They are getting the word out the about the game good or bad. And Most all developers support live steaming.

In the end, this is all free advertisement for the game.

Ill give you an example of this, just this past weekend Sea of Thieves beta released. it got a lot of live steaming attention. Many were very curious about the game and what it was all about.

The beta got extended because of the new hype surrounding the game and sales were also driven up because of it. This is what steamer bring to the table each and every time they go live.
 
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News Comments > Are "Let's Play" Streams Legal?
24. Re: Are Jan 29, 2018, 12:02 Darks
 
HoSpanky wrote on Jan 29, 2018, 11:18:
Iím a bit split on this:

For single player, story-driven games, they can be devastating to sales. Why buy an adventure game when you can watch the story, and avoid the downtime of dying or getting narratively ďstuckĒ?

To make matters less altruistic, keep in mind that some streamers make shocking amounts of money, and their video content is almost entirely provided by the games they play. The people who MADE that content should be getting a cut of that, especially when itís a single player game where the video undoubtedtly cannibalizes sales.

The excuse of ďbut I never would have paid to play that gameĒ is a weak one...yes you would, the price just hadnít dropped to your tipping point yet. But if you watch a play through of it, thereís no incentive for you to EVER purchase the game. Again, this assumes single player, story-driven.


You gotta be kidding me with this dribble right? Your seriously going to sit there and call out streamers for steaming SP content?

Get over it, many people just like to watch gamers play the games. There is nothing wrong with that. Nor should anyone come down on these guys for it.

There are a lot of people out there that are unable to play many of these games for whatever reasons. If they choose to watch someone play a game, they more power to them.

But dont sit there and say this is wrong, when its not. Your basically calling those who watch streamer pirates. And thats bullshit.

And by the way, many of these people who watch these streams are also gauging the game like a demo to see if its even worth a shit to buy. You are completely delusional about your view about this. As for the NFL comment, theirs a big difference when your re-broad casting a TV show or sports event.
 
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News Comments > etc.
1. Re: etc. Jan 23, 2018, 15:59 Darks
 
They are going to fuck up the Denuvo so badly with so many layers of DRM that its going to cause really bad performance issues. There is no way you layer several a DRM like this and not have some kind of performance issue.  
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