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Signed On May 10, 2008, 04:00
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News Comments > Neverwinter Nights: Enhanced Edition Beta Plans
7. Re: Neverwinter Nights: Enhanced Edition Beta Plans Feb 11, 2018, 15:15 Nucas
 
well that plus why bother? it already supports widescreen natively, has shader effects and so on. any attempt to make it look better than that is beyond the scope of what beamdog ever does.

i've never replayed the NWN1 OC, it's just so bad, but i've come back to Hordes of the Underdark several times. same for 2's Mask of the Betrayer. i'd honestly say both rank among their respective companies' best works.
 
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News Comments > David Gaider Leaves Beamdog
9. Re: David Gaider Leaves Beamdog Feb 10, 2018, 23:35 Nucas
 
StingingVelvet wrote on Feb 10, 2018, 20:38:
Sales of that new expansion they did might have turned them off. Might have turned Gaider off as well, because of the story/character controversies. We've had word stuff like Tyranny undersold as well, so there's still a question I guess as to how much gas there is in the classic Western RPG tank outside of Pillars of Eternity.

david gaider has a history of telling babies to fuck off, so i doubt it was the 'controversy' (from one merchant npc that mentions they were born the other way, if you ask).

tyranny i think is a cut and dried case of paradox marketing the game with fucking pocket money. i love obsidian and pillars of eternity and i didn't even know what tyranny was until like a month after it was released. the way the publisher handled the release was complete bullshit.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Tech Bits
3. Re: Activision Blizzard Record Results, Layoffs Feb 10, 2018, 16:26 Nucas
 
Stormsinger wrote on Feb 10, 2018, 15:20:
I'm still amazed that anyone who considers themselves to be a writer at -any- level would call paper a natural material. That's one fucked up vocabulary, someone should introduce him to a dictionary.

it reminds me of mommy bloggers advising their herds to switch to maple syrup instead of sugar, because it's "natural". it just belies a kind of simple minded, uninformed train of thought.
 
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News Comments > David Gaider Leaves Beamdog
4. Re: David Gaider Leaves Beamdog Feb 10, 2018, 11:06 Nucas
 
i always thought it was kind of weird that gaider was at beamdog at all; he left bioware saying he was ready to do something new, then joined a company that does nothing but root through bioware's back catalog (which isn't to say i haven't enjoyed their releases).

MoreLuckThanSkill wrote on Feb 9, 2018, 19:46:
I wonder what will happen to whatever BG3-ish thing Beamdog was working on supposedly, if their creative director had to/wanted to quit.

were they working on such a thing? as i recall, the original plan for bg3 became throne of bhaal. then there was the "baldur's gate 3" in name only that black isle was working on before interplay went belly up.
 
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News Comments > Vampyr in June
1. Re: Vampyr in June Feb 8, 2018, 23:48 Nucas
 
i can't be the only one hyped for this release, can i?  
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News Comments > Conarium for macOS and Linux
1. Re: Conarium for macOS and Linux Feb 6, 2018, 03:47 Nucas
 
has anyone played this? i was meaning to pick it up (before my pc exploded). amid the flood of indie titles calling themselves "lovecraftian", it appeared to be the only one really deserving of the label at first blush.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
13. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 5, 2018, 12:54 Nucas
 
that dodge ad didn't, like bother me, but the whole time i was watching it i couldn't help but wonder how people who make a show of blowing martin luther king would actually react to him today, considering a football player kneeling before the flag at the advice of a special forces soldier is the end of the fucking world. particularly since i was watching the game with a typical american 'conservative' who literally cancelled her NFL ticket thing because of it.

i thought the t-mobile commercial showing a bunch of babies of different races with the excessively enthusiastic VO about how THEY WILL DEMAND TO BE CONNECTED, AND EQUAL RIGHTS AND STUFF was way more extra, personally.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
25. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 5, 2018, 00:02 Nucas
 
jdreyer wrote on Feb 4, 2018, 23:39:
Mr. Tact wrote on Feb 4, 2018, 22:33:
Burrito of Peace wrote on Feb 4, 2018, 22:32:
Mega Sportsball is over...and the commercials were downright boring.
I agree, I thought it was an especially bad year for commercials, done of them were memorable...

I dunno, I thought the Tide one was clever.

the tide ones got laughs in my house, but maybe because we just started watching stranger things like 2 days ago.

my main thought after seeing that win was "maybe there's hope that I'll get to play half life 3 before I die."
 
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News Comments > Valve's Cliffe Arrested; Suspended
36. Re: Valve's Cliffe Arrested; Suspended Feb 2, 2018, 21:38 Nucas
 
PacoTaco wrote on Feb 2, 2018, 18:46:
Let's hope this is some sort of mistake and this game developer is found innocent of these charges. If it is true he should be killed like all pedophiles should be.

apparently he was hooking up with and recording some 16 year old girl he met on seeking arrangement, that creepy gussied up escourt service.

where does this fall on your morality scale, judge dredd
 
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News Comments > Anthem Delayed for New Battlefield Game in October
10. Re: Anthem Delayed for New Battlefield Game in October Jan 31, 2018, 15:40 Nucas
 
didn't jason schreier break the delay story? i'm significantly more inclined to believe his sources over ea's PR doubletalk. this is probably the only guy in the games entertainment business who justifies the term 'journalist'.  
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News Comments > MS Acquisition Rumor Targets include EA, Valve, & PUBG
33. Re: Skyrim Creation Club Launches with Survival Mode Jan 30, 2018, 02:45 Nucas
 
Kajetan wrote on Jan 30, 2018, 01:53:
Jerykk wrote on Jan 29, 2018, 23:06:
I don't see any of these being plausible except for BlueHole. Valve is huge and they make a ton of money from Steam. They basically own PC as a gaming platform and have no reason to sell. EA is also huge and makes a lot of money from supporting multiple platforms, the biggest of which is likely PS4. Selling to MS doesn't really make sense for them either.
Valve is a privately held company where the owner has a "history" with MS. Not impossible, only very unlikely.

well, until the ownership wants to retire. that's the usual cycle, right?
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
29. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 30, 2018, 01:10 Nucas
 
YourNick wrote on Jan 29, 2018, 17:12:
Duke Nukem 3D: 20th Anniversary World Tour has the true perspective option, no more y-shearing hack that it and Heretic/Hexen had.
https://steamcommunity.com/app/434050/discussions/0/348293220582629791/

20 dollars

lol
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
28. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 30, 2018, 01:04 Nucas
 
shiho wrote on Jan 29, 2018, 17:09:
I wrote a crack for DWANGO which got me a cease-and-desist letter from their law firm. DWANGO had a 30-minute trial which identified your PC by its hard drive serial number or a similar variable (its been a while).

I found a way to change this variable. So you run my program, it changes the identifier, becomes a TSR (stays in memory), DWANGO launches, the program automatically travels through all the boxes and signs up for a new trial account using random names and addresses (and phone numbers which were mostly valid), and you're in.


i love hearing about this kind of stuff.
how'd they link it to you? did they trace suspicious activity back to your original account or did you distribute it?
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
8. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 29, 2018, 11:13 Nucas
 
damn, 21 years and i've still never played a single second of duke nukem 3d.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
3. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 26, 2018, 11:17 Nucas
 
the very same thing happened to me, delivery-wise. i noticed earlier deliveries coincided with getting a new mail carrier. i kind of wonder if they have any autonomy in choosing their routes, or maybe the old one was parking behind a Valero and reading Proust and drinking bourbon for like 3 hours a day or something and was finally fired.  
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News Comments > Pillars of Eternity II Deadfire in April; Preorders Begin
8. Re: Pillars of Eternity II Deadfire in April; Preorders Begin Jan 26, 2018, 11:15 Nucas
 
this is the game i'm most excited for in 2018, personally.

the developers have been pretty clear about the failures of the first game; the inconsistency in the pacing, the scattershot storytelling (namely going into production without a story even really nailed down), the problem of jamming in stretch goal items that ultimately didn't fit. it seems they learned their lessons from it well.

i still liked it but much like baldur's gate 1, i only ever played it once and thought that was enough. here's hoping for the baldur's gate 2 type experience that i revisit like 30 times.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
24. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 23, 2018, 01:40 Nucas
 
1badmf wrote on Jan 22, 2018, 17:15:
too bad zimmer doesn't have half of john williams' gift for composition. zimmer's music is all variations of three or four chords with a barf-inducing BLARRRRRRRGH mixed in. he makes it sound good, i'll give him that, but listen to his work next to williams' superman theme or empire strikes back and the difference in musical complexity is obvious, even to a layman.

i honestly don't think i've ever seen a comment from you that wasn't utterly generic regurgitation of a pre-existing and incorrect popularly held opinion.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
6. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 22, 2018, 11:58 Nucas
 
i don't follow football (or even really understand how it's played) but i live with people who do and i recall last week when the vikings were playing whoever, the talking heads saying "and whoever wins this goes to the superbowl!" i just remember thinking it was super douchey to perfunctorily assume the next team they played (the eagles) were going to lose. is that, like, normal?  
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News Comments > We Happy Few Delay; Refunds
8. Re: We Happy Few Delay; Refunds Jan 20, 2018, 00:28 Nucas
 
Crucifix wrote on Jan 19, 2018, 19:13:
good to see a developer step up, admit their mistake and offer refunds/disable the guy button. kudos...

this reminds me i just observed the inverse of this a couple days ago; i was checking on the status of the descent revival Overload and wondered idly what has happened to Descent: Underground since the last time their head guy went around arguing with people on the internet, saying it wasn't dead and that "fans of the other project" were "negging on him", please give us more money, and so on.

well, the game has been de-listed from steam. and while at first i thought this was big of them, in one of their video updates it sounds like valve terminated their relationship with the company due to inactivity on their "early access" title.
 
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News Comments > Underworld Ascendant Trailer
11. Re: Underworld Ascendant Trailer Jan 18, 2018, 01:53 Nucas
 
that art style is like the fantasy-video-game equivalent of a stock image. but if it plays good, it plays good. here's hoping! i'd rather have a good game than not.
 
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