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Signed On May 29, 2008, 20:53
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News Comments > THQ Nordic Acquires NovaLogic Franchises
3. Re: THQ Nordic Acquires NovaLogic Franchises Oct 31, 2016, 11:16 Wallshadows
 
Played a fuck ton of the first Delta Force back in the day on dial-up. Was blown away with how open the maps were and how great it looked.

Them voxels!
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
7. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 29, 2016, 14:27 Wallshadows
 
This guy had to go in to the hospital for a suspicious case of Meningitis-like symptoms. Took me right in to isolation after I described my symptoms to the outpatients nurse and the doc told me he might have to do a Lumbar Puncture which would be his third one in about ten years so he was about as thrilled as I was when he said it. Thankfully, the blood test came back ASAP and it's nothing more than 'some kind of viral infection'. Not a cold or flu, but something. I'm not craving flesh either so there's that.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
18. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 29, 2016, 09:21 Wallshadows
 
I had a problem where my head stayed on the chopping block looking up at the tower while the events transpired around me. Just sitting there waiting for death I suppose.

Could have been a mod issue though. I like the alternate start but I find it makes that starting series of events a little clunky before you get to Whiterun.

 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
1. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Oct 28, 2016, 11:48 Wallshadows
 
"Hacking"  
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News Comments > Hardware Reviews
1. Re: Hardware Reviews Oct 27, 2016, 22:13 Wallshadows
 
The 1050 Ti basically sums up this latest Pascal and Polaris generation. Retail markup and manufacturers adding frilly bullshit to raise the base price which entirety ruins the market they are aimed at.

... but people still buy them up so maybe they're on to something.
 
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News Comments > Through the Woods Released
2. Re: Through the Woods Released Oct 27, 2016, 21:52 Wallshadows
 
Looks and sounds like a really good game. Curious as to how long it is since it's $20 though.  
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News Comments > Game Reviews
1. Re: Game Reviews Oct 27, 2016, 12:27 Wallshadows
 
Your Zero Punctuation link goes to Mafia 3. Sadly, I cannot seem to find a ZP for BF1.  
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News Comments > Uwe Boll Ending Film Career
6. Re: Uwe Boll Ending Film Career Oct 26, 2016, 11:52 Wallshadows
 
He played the system well enough to last as long as he did. If he didn't have a German tax shelter he would have disappeared after his first handful of films ages ago an all our attention would be focused on Paul W.S. Anderson as the shittiest director in Hollywood.  
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News Comments > Bethesda Holding Back Review Copies
39. Re: On Sale Oct 26, 2016, 11:45 Wallshadows
 
Beamer wrote on Oct 26, 2016, 11:06:
But has anyone bought a game they expected to love and found it to be terrible? I don't think that happens often at all these days. It's really, really hard to have that happen, especially if you're willing to wait even a week before buying.

I think anyone who bought Colonial Marines still feel the sting, myself included. I was at least expecting something which I could enjoy while being an okay game like AvP 2010 but it turned in to... well, Colonial Marines.

I definitely put on the blinders and fell in to fanboy mode for that one and changed my entire perspective when it comes to pre-ordering. I still pre-order from time to time but I do so without a heap of denial and being willfully ignorant to facts.
 
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News Comments > Bethesda Holding Back Review Copies
34. Re: On Sale Oct 26, 2016, 09:56 Wallshadows
 
Pr()ZaC wrote on Oct 26, 2016, 09:54:
Back in the day, you could be the judge of the product value by playing a sample.
What was it called?
A demo... Right?

They died with Electronic Gaming Monthly.
 
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News Comments > Bethesda Holding Back Review Copies
31. Re: Bethesda Holding Back Review Copies Oct 26, 2016, 09:08 Wallshadows
 
Vio wrote on Oct 26, 2016, 00:26:
Instead of waiting for the review, rather wait for the 75% off discount.

The thing is you can buy the Legendary Edition for 10 - $15 depending on region if you're on PC so nobody on PC should be paying full price. If you know someone who does, tell them to refund ASAP and smack them on the head.
 
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News Comments > Turtle Rock Evolves Past Evolve
5. Re: Turtle Rock Evolves Past Evolve Oct 26, 2016, 09:02 Wallshadows
 
I am sure they are absolutely devastated by this.  
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
1. Battlefield 1 Benchmarked- Graphics & CPU Performance - TechSpot. Oct 24, 2016, 10:23 Wallshadows
 
Curious to know why they used an i3-6100T which is clocked 600 mhz slower than the non-T version. Maybe they didn't want to give the impression that an i3 really isn't shit like most think it is even though it hung in there like a champ in the non-wonky DX11 tests.  
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News Comments > Diablo III Season 8 Begins
2. Re: Diablo III Season 8 Begins Oct 22, 2016, 12:16 Wallshadows
 
Calling the Diablo 3 team a skeleton crew is exaggerating. It's probably one guy who is on suicide watch.  
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News Comments > Skyrim Special Edition Trailer
9. Re: Skyrim Special Edition Trailer Oct 22, 2016, 10:48 Wallshadows
 
dumpy wrote on Oct 22, 2016, 09:48:
Very nice of them to offer this as free for owners of all DLC. I was hesitant to buy Hearthfire, but a sale and the potential for mods to require it convinced me. It is finally paying for itself.


Wow, really? You mean I can spend $15 for the Legendary Edition of the game and I get a free upgrade? That sounds pretty darn neat!

... but what if I already own Skyrim base game and buy a Legendary Edition key? Will it give me the DLC, flag my copy as LE, and everything's fine?

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News Comments > Battlefield 1 Released
10. Re: Battlefield 1 Released Oct 21, 2016, 12:28 Wallshadows
 
I'll pick it up sometime between now and Christmas in hopes that any bugs, balance issues, and early hacks are ironed out although I know hacks never really stop.

Been real hard not wanting to pull the trigger though even with my fuck everything EA stance. Here's to hoping the rest of Deus Ex and another play through in Fallout 4 will keep me busy until Deathwing comes out and here's to double hoping it doesn't suck. Might even pick up The Old Blood to keep my trigger finger happy.
 
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News Comments > New Total War: WARHAMMER Free and Paid DLC
4. Re: New Total War: WARHAMMER Free and Paid DLC Oct 20, 2016, 21:54 Wallshadows
 
I got a free code from a promotion with my new motherboard so I gave it a go. Something about it really just doesn't do it for me and I have little to no interest in the game at all. I play for a couple hours, scratch my head, and stop.

 
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News Comments > Another Wolfenstein Sequel Hint
8. Re: Another Wolfenstein Sequel Hint Oct 20, 2016, 09:05 Wallshadows
 
Really liked The New Order but still haven't picked up The Old Blood even though it's usually 8 or 9$ on G2A.  
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News Comments > David Brevik Joins Path of Exile
11. Re: David Brevik Joins Path of Exile Oct 19, 2016, 19:46 Wallshadows
 
Diablo 3 definitely has the best combat out of all three. The animations are nice, your actions feel responsive, and it usually sounds great. Nice and fluid but that's the Blizzard polish with a ton of money behind it.

I never really got in to Grim Dawn though. To me, the combat and movement in that game feels janky and slow even when compared to Path of Exile.

Speaking of which but Path of Exile can be really uninspiring if you go with certain builds either due to sheer repetition or minimal game play whereas others require 90+ points in the skill tree before you'll see the rewards. I personally like Cast on Crit builds if only because they're so chaotic but they require a lot more effort than your typical build.
 
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News Comments > David Brevik Joins Path of Exile
1. Re: David Brevik Joins Path of Exile Oct 19, 2016, 10:06 Wallshadows
 
Solid acquisition by Grinding Gear Games. Hopefully he'll be more involved in the project as a whole after they launch in China.  
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