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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 > Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Wildlands Beta Signups
10. Re: Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Wildlands Beta Signups Dec 7, 2016, 10:55 Darks
 
Hump wrote on Dec 7, 2016, 10:44:
Placid wrote on Dec 7, 2016, 04:12:
I got put on the beta waiting list

at least you got thru. Even after I log in it keeps throwing me back to the log-in page....

Same here, I thought it was just me. Fricking UBI, why cant they get their shit straight!!
 
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News Comments > No Full Clip Edition Upgrades for Bulletstorm Owners
21. Re: No Full Clip Edition Upgrades for Bulletstorm Owners Dec 6, 2016, 16:38 Darks
 
Beamer wrote on Dec 6, 2016, 08:12:
I think you guys are kind of being extremely cynical of the "why" here.

PCF was bought by Epic, who made this game with them. It was published by EA, and sadly, on Games for Windows. It flopped. Not because of GFW, it flopped on consoles, too. Homefront, one of the worst FPS games I played on that console generation, outsold it.

PCF also did GoW:Judgment, which got poor reviews. Plenty of the top people at PCF left and founded that Shadow Warrior company. From what I gather, PCF was gutted, and their design philosophy not so much fitting in with Epic's, so Epic let them buy themselves, and their IP, back.

This left PCF with a game, but a damaged reputation and not a huge amount of cash. They'd need to prove themselves to get a publisher. Yeah, there's talent there, but the best known and most experienced talent is with... Wild Hogs? War Hogs? Flying Hogs? Whatever.

Which is why this is coming out. It's a remaster of a prereleased IP. It's safe, as it can be done quickly and you know it won't sell a huge amount, but will sell something. Gearbox is taking some risk, but not huge risk, and doing this more to help them out than to make money. No one expects to get rich on this, but PCF is hoping to get a cash infusion to start something new, as well as something they can point to and say "we did that. Us. The group currently sitting in front of you."

It's this, or it's begging for money on Kickstarter for something that may not even get released. I'd prefer they do a rerelease of existing IP, to get it in front of a new audience, and only asking for money once something is released, than do another Kickstarter.

I get what you are saying here about them probably needing this to make some money to start up a new title. But with all the backlash thats going on here about this game going full price is bad for them.

If the devs don't wise up quickly, they will end up losing out on more money in the end. If they had thought about this wisely and said yea OK, we see that this price is a bit to high and rethink about releasing the game at around 30 dollars, I think the backlash would be far less and they will end up making more money in the end.

Because as it stands now, hardly anyone is about to spend 50 dollars on a rehashed remaster version. And the pre-order to get Duke is Bullshit. That should be apart of the full game no matter what. To me them doing that is a strong arm tactic. Those dont usually go over well and end up backfiring on them.
 
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News Comments > No Full Clip Edition Upgrades for Bulletstorm Owners
3. Re: Why No Full Clip Edition Upgrades for Bulletstorm Owners Dec 5, 2016, 19:31 Darks
 
Yea, well guess what Randy? Skipping it. At least until its in the 5 to 10 dollar bin. Really ridiculous they are trying to clip EVERYONE full price, especially those of us who bought the damn game originally.  
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News Comments > MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries Announced
32. Re: MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries Announced Dec 4, 2016, 22:17 Darks
 
Primalchrome wrote on Dec 4, 2016, 20:24:
Sigh. If you haven't played MWO in the last 18-24 months, you really shouldn't offer an opinion. The game shifted *dramatically* when PGI split from IGP. It is, at its core a f2p Mechwarrior battle arena game much like World of Tanks/Warships. It's not p2w or p2p. Hell, BattleTech by Harebrained probably wouldn't have happened if not for PGI entering an arrangement to share all the models and rigs. People bitched about MWO not having single player....people are already bitching about MW5 not having multiplayer. Laughable.

At the end of the day there are two truisms to be taken into account.
- Don't preorder. PGI has a history that should give any consumer pause on an unreleased product. It took them YEARS to get MWO to a decent state.
- Don't buy on release date. Watch reviews. The key to this title is going to be how long the campaign is...and what they leave out. That will determine how many DLC packs you'll be looking at to get the full experience.

Blah, blah, blah, blah, blah. at the end of the day its still fucking PVP. I would really like to see a Mech game come out that finally has Coop.

Mechs usually dont run around soloing everything and every mission. The John Wayne bullshit has to end at some point. these guys are missing a big opportunity to set a new standard for Mech 5 but they are blowing it.
 
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News Comments > MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries Announced
5. Re: MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries Announced Dec 4, 2016, 12:31 Darks
 
Yea, so lets not make it Coop so it wouldn't have to compete with that monetized shitfest game they have now.  
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News Comments > Bulletstorm: Full Clip Edition Announced
13. Re: Bulletstorm: Full Clip Edition Announced Dec 2, 2016, 16:35 Darks
 
Prez wrote on Dec 2, 2016, 15:42:
If I remember correctly the Blues crowd was largely negative on this game. I actually thought it was fun as hell though.

Well, I wasn't one of those who bashed it. I actually liked the game too. but Im not about to pay full price for a game I already own, just so they can say hey look, we enhanced the graphics. But in the end, its very little that they did to enhance anything but their own pockets.
 
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News Comments > Bulletstorm: Full Clip Edition Announced
7. Re: Bulletstorm: Full Clip Edition Announced Dec 2, 2016, 14:42 Darks
 
So, those of us who bought the game back in the day still have to pay for this new remaster version? Thats kind of bullshit of them to recharge people who originally bought the game.

At least they could do for those of us that bought it is offer a 50 percent discount.
 
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News Comments > Delicious Overwatch Cheater Tears
6. Re: Delicious Overwatch Cheater Tears Nov 30, 2016, 16:31 Darks
 
Jamil20 wrote on Nov 30, 2016, 15:45:
This is why the whole ladder system means absolutely nothing. The people at the top are all cheating.

This is why I absolutely despise and hate PVP. It takes away from the devs putting real time into creating a real game instead idiots running around swinging their dicks to see who can be top shit head.
 
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News Comments > New NVIDIA GeForce Drivers
22. Re: New NVIDIA GeForce Drivers Nov 29, 2016, 15:47 Darks
 
Tipsy McStagger wrote on Nov 29, 2016, 15:09:
Ugh.. Anyone else finding that as you get old you have no time to actually play and finish the games that come out? Currently my game queue list just keeps growing.

This skyrim playthrough is going to take like 200 hours as well and that will take me at least 3 months since I average 2 hours a night.

Heh, yea tell me about it. I've got the same thing going on with several games, I want to finish them, but if they dont grab my attention and hold it right away, they usually end up dropped.

I do like how UBI goes out of their way to create these High Res Texture packs that you can install. Thats a really kewl thing they do for a lot of their games. Not to may developers go out of their way to do that and offers them free.
 
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News Comments > New NVIDIA GeForce Drivers
16. Re: New NVIDIA GeForce Drivers Nov 29, 2016, 09:44 Darks
 
The Half Elf wrote on Nov 28, 2016, 22:47:
Game performs well, but the driving sucks. And by sucks I mean cars are on rails/stick to the road. Would have prefered a halfway between more GTA driving. Co-Op is quite a bit of fun as well.

Also there is a 5 gig HD texture pack as well.

Hey Elf, I got my copy from a 1 TB SSD I bought, tell me about the Coop. Is it the full campaign? drop in drop out?
 
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News Comments > Chris Taylor Leaves Wargaming
10. Re: Chris Taylor Leaves Wargaming Nov 23, 2016, 10:06 Darks
 
Suppa7 wrote on Nov 23, 2016, 08:54:
Darks wrote on Nov 23, 2016, 08:29:
SupCom 2 was not disastrous. Maybe to you, but there are many out there who really like the game.

It was a financial disaster for Square enix, and overall a bad sequel, it had lower average score then supcom. So the consensus is supcom 2 is worse then the first and its expansion.

Supcom 2 is not a bad game, but it is a bad supreme commander sequel. Supcom 2 comes off like it should have been its own game or a spin off, but a mainline sequel.

Right after supcom 2 chris taylors development team collapsed and was picked up by wargaming, aka square enix didn't want chris taylor to do supcom 3. That right there tells you a lot about how well supcom 2 did.

Im curious suppa, where are you getting your information? Because I have completely different info on what went down. You see, Chris happens to be a very good friend of mine. And your details are far from being correct. There were a lot of other things happening that caused SupCom 3 to not happen, it was not because they didn't want to do. That's all I'm going to say about it because its not my place to speak for Chris.
 
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News Comments > Chris Taylor Leaves Wargaming
6. Re: Chris Taylor Leaves Wargaming Nov 23, 2016, 08:29 Darks
 
Suppa7 wrote on Nov 23, 2016, 05:12:
Chris taylor is a tragic figure he seems to get stuck with shitty events. First THQ went under and basically ruined supcom (aka underfunded it) then he goes on to make the disastrous supcom 2 which didn't do well. Then he desperately tries to make a MOBA via "wildman" kickstarter and it fails, then Wargaming comes in to hire his team, then he leaves wargaming.

That's got to be shitty all around for someone who tried their best to remain and independent developer.

SupCom 2 was not disastrous. Maybe to you, but there are many out there who really like the game.
 
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News Comments > The Division Survival Expansion Tomorrow
13. Re: The Division Survival Expansion Tomorrow Nov 22, 2016, 13:06 Darks
 
Quinn wrote on Nov 22, 2016, 10:56:
I think the decision was beyond stupid to have the entire campaign section be forced PVE. I missed the possibility of randomly running into another player while doing quests and see if they'd go hostile or not.

PvE was boring as fuck and that's coming from a PvE kinda gamer. This game is a failure by design.


Your comment is about as lame as they come. Especially from someone who just claimed hes all about PVE. Why in the world would you want the main campaign to be PVP? And have more asshats running around and cheating and ruining the SP experience for others like they have already done to the DZ?

If the DZ taught us anything its that PVP especially in this game is a disaster and you want to invite more that bullshit?

Seriously dude, get a grip on reality.
Did you even bother to think about what you said before you even wrote it?
 
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News Comments > Blizzard's Unannounced First-Person Game
6. Re: Blizzard's Unannounced First-Person Game Nov 22, 2016, 12:59 Darks
 
Angrius Maximis wrote on Nov 22, 2016, 12:03:
Probably some dumb e-sports game since Blizzard has run out of ideas and creativity

Yep, Its gotten to the point where I really don't pay to much attention to anything that deals with Blizz news. Its usually something that's lame or related to MOBA and PVP. Both types of games that I despise.
 
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News Comments > The Division Survival Expansion Tomorrow
11. Re: I watched more DOOM videos (not all of them [TL;DW]), with a guy's commentaries, from YouTube... Nov 22, 2016, 10:23 Darks
 
Well, the stash size increase is huge, we all have been waiting on this for a very long time. plus adding a Tier 5 is also awesome. Tier 4 has been way to easy now after you get geared up. Not to keen on the new DLC, it might be fun for a few runs, but this place will get boring very quickly.

They should have allowed players to run this in their own separate instances and as Coop. Its nice they have PVE servers for this, but still I think its going to fall dead after a few months. 2 hours is a lot to commit to and its not even guaranteed that you can survive and get out.
 
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News Comments > Sunday Safety Dance
12. Re: Sunday Safety Dance Nov 21, 2016, 12:36 Darks
 
Edge is a steaming pile of shit. Thats the truth.  
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News Comments > Path of Exile: Breach Announced
3. Re: Path of Exile: Breach Announced Nov 21, 2016, 12:35 Darks
 
When I first saw the title I was like dammit, do I need to go in and change my password again? Was glad to see that this is an add on and not a real breach in their security.  
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News Comments > Space Hulk: Deathwing Trailer
17. Re: Space Hulk: Deathwing Trailer Nov 18, 2016, 20:44 Darks
 
MoreLuckThanSkill wrote on Nov 18, 2016, 19:26:
Darks wrote on Nov 18, 2016, 18:37:

Seriously? your going to whine about 30 dollars? 60 I could see , but not when its 30 dollars.

Well, it's not the price, it's the principle. And Games Workshop seems to be doing a full court press lately with Warhammer/Warhammer 40k games... I pre-ordered Gothic Armada, because it looked cool, and it was only $30, and it turns out, that game is pretty damned boring after the first hour or so, at least to me. Woohoo, I have like 4 cruisers, a ton of support ships... but I can never use more than 300 points worth? What!?!? I wanted more Homeworldish than skirmish/multiplayer, I think. My bad for not doing enough research.

When it comes to games I think I still have a bit of a college student mentality too, although my income has increased significantly since then, just now I have way less time to actually play.

Coin flip time.

Honestly, I knew that game was going to be shit. It looked like it from all those videos. But this game, that 17 min video pretty much sold me on the game. It plays just like I was hoping it would. And Coop!!!
 
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News Comments > Space Hulk: Deathwing Trailer
13. Re: Space Hulk: Deathwing Trailer Nov 18, 2016, 18:37 Darks
 
MoreLuckThanSkill wrote on Nov 18, 2016, 15:21:
I watched most of the video, but trying to avoid spoilers... I'm tempted to preorder this now, dammit! Left 4 Dead/Killing Floor style gameplay, with Rainbow Sixish style AI squad ordering? I'd start throwing money at the screen if I wasn't apprehensive about getting burned on yet another pre-order.

Curses.

Seriously? your going to whine about 30 dollars? 60 I could see , but not when its 30 dollars.
 
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News Comments > Space Hulk: Deathwing Trailer
4. Re: Space Hulk: Deathwing Trailer Nov 18, 2016, 12:09 Darks
 
Bought this a while back. Im all in for the Coop. The environment in the game looks great. Game play as well looks great.  
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