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Nickname Ravenus
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Signed On Aug 7, 2010, 02:46
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News Comments > Shadow Warrior 2 Next Month
8. Re: Shadow Warrior 2 Next Month Sep 3, 2016, 03:12 Ravenus
 
I was initially disappointed that Lo Wang in the reboot had a lot less of the cheesy Asian stereotype I enjoyed in the original game. But the game itself was a lot of fun in the old-skool way and surprisingly layered with its use of skill trees and magic powers. The story in the cutscenes was pretty good too, although it seemed divorced from the tone of the gameplay.

I am rather apprehensive about the random level generator for the sequel though. I disliked Diablo for this particular reason and I'm not sure I'm going to like it here. For me hand-crafted unique levels beat randomized generic crap any day.
 
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News Comments > Zenimax vs Oculus Heats Up
21. Re: Zenimax vs Oculus Heats Up Aug 23, 2016, 02:53 Ravenus
 
Carmack's own views on software code ownership are not in line with the current choking legal standpoint on copyright, so it is possible that he took some of his own work at Zenimax without an iron-clad understanding of the possible legal ramifications of the fine print in his contract.

I don't know anything about legal matters but maybe Zenimax could request the court to allow them a look at the Rift VR code and see if it has similarities to any code Carmack did when he was an employee?
 
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News Comments > Prey Trailers
13. Re: Prey Trailers Aug 5, 2016, 01:52 Ravenus
 
It would have been nice if they could have used some of the cool elements from the original Prey like the Indian heritage or Portals or Spirit Walking.
Did I see the headless chickens from KISS: Psycho Circus in this trailer?
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
6. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 18, 2016, 02:25 Ravenus
 
So I assume you recently got the Universal Classic Monsters collection on blu-ray (or some of the single movie releases). That's a really good set with nice transfers and some great bonus features for the signature movies. Boris Karloff was terrific in the Mummy. It's slow but very atmospheric with great shadowy cinematography.  
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News Comments > Happy Birthday Serious Sam
5. Re: Happy Birthday Serious Sam Mar 23, 2016, 07:57 Ravenus
 
For me the best game in the series was Second Encounter. The engine was upgraded to allow for lot of foliage and particle FX, the level design was a lot more than just flat sandy plains, the new weapons like the flame thrower and sniper rifle kicked major ass. You could cut down a frikking tree with your chainsaw!!!  
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
12. Re: The Order Apr 15, 2015, 01:57 Ravenus
 
"Nipples and penises cut from Japanese versions of The Order: 1886."
With katanas, presumably
 
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News Comments > Pollen Warning
6. Re: Pollen Warning Feb 17, 2015, 23:51 Ravenus
 
Video makes it look like Doom 3 without the shootin'  
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News Comments > John Carmack's Son's Game
15. Re: John Carmack's Son's Game Aug 19, 2014, 05:42 Ravenus
 
This is so cute and amazing. Best of luck to Ryan Carmack for all future projects.  
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News Comments > Boss Key Staffs Up
7. Re: Boss Key Staffs Up Jul 24, 2014, 05:05 Ravenus
 
Is the game expected to have any offline component / bots?  
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News Comments > Black Mesa Goes Commercial
39. Re: Black Mesa Goes Commercial Nov 20, 2013, 21:20 Ravenus
 
I already have the free mod, but I certainly would like to show my appreciation for the team's hard work by shelling out for the pay version.  
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News Comments > The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing Announced
3. Re: The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing Announced May 9, 2012, 22:45 Ravenus
 
The upcoming title, loosely based on Bram Stokerís classic novel Dracula
Sounds more like, based on that crappy movie but we don't want to pay any royalties/copyright on that.
 
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News Comments > Botanicula Preorders Begin & GOG.com Premium Editions Announced
3. Re: Botanicula Preorders Begin & GOG.com Premium Editions Announced Apr 6, 2012, 03:40 Ravenus
 
^That's what I thought too, when I saw the price point.
On the other hand what you're getting in the Heroes deal is HoMM5 + 2 expansions + a fair number of digital goodies, so I am kind of tempted, given that I don't own the game at all (I'm a HoMM3 fan).
 
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News Comments > Valve Worth $3B?
23. Re: Valve Worth $3B? Mar 7, 2012, 23:21 Ravenus
 
Gabe's share given to him in donuts?  
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News Comments > No GFWL for Batman: Arkham City?
22. Re: No GFWL for Batman: Arkham City? Aug 27, 2011, 23:15 Ravenus
 
Krovven wrote on Aug 27, 2011, 21:42:
Games like these are best played on the couch with your pc hooked up to the big screen, using a 360 wireless gamepad on a PC running 1080, or more if your rig can handle it.
:-like-:
Yep, the "you play on consoles because you want to game on the couch" argument is really outdated. You can do that with your PC's, folks.
 
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News Comments > Serious Sam 3: BFE Gameplay Trailer
11. Re: Serious Sam 3: BFE Gameplay Trailer Aug 14, 2011, 03:52 Ravenus
 
The Half Elf wrote on Aug 13, 2011, 23:18:
It LOOKS like they were trying to do some sorta Military FPS game that was canceled and all the art assets were used in a SS type game.
Hey weren't they actually doing that? I remember seeing some screenies years ago.
 
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News Comments > RAGE Using Steamworks
16. Re: RAGE Using Steamworks Aug 13, 2011, 06:28 Ravenus
 
They've never refused other forms of DRM, that's entirely up to the publisher. They have only refused to host games that have in-game DLC purchase options because:
a) That's money out of their pockets
b) Gamers would hold Steam accountable for DLC content when they re-install their games
 
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News Comments > Rambo Game Plans
2. Re: Rambo Game Plans Aug 4, 2011, 12:34 Ravenus
 
I thought the last Rambo film was a Soldier of Fortune movie adaptation.  
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News Comments > Quoteworthy - Epic on Unreal
5. Re: Quoteworthy - Epic on Unreal Jul 23, 2011, 00:08 Ravenus
 
Enahs wrote on Jul 22, 2011, 23:29:
I really liked the environment and atmosphere they created in the original Unreal; but then they just forgot about it.
Yeah. Even the people that lament the consolization of Epic are mostly fans of UT and UT2004, which for all their virtues are a wholly different game than the moody exploration + combat on an alien landscape that was 98's Unreal.
 
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News Comments > Modern Warfare 3 & Color Blindness
3. Re: Modern Warfare 3 & Color Blindness Jul 8, 2011, 11:37 Ravenus
 
Creston wrote on Jul 8, 2011, 11:01:
Now it'd be nice if they could do something about 99% of all FPS being played in drab brown textures.
Y'know, I thought THIS was what they did to neutralize color-blindness as a disadvantage. Everyone sees the same one color:D
 
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News Comments > QUAKE "Reboot" Possible
33. Re: QUAKE Jun 17, 2011, 14:39 Ravenus
 
Rockn-Roll wrote on Jun 17, 2011, 14:18:
"no atmosphere, plot or coherence"? It was all about atmosphere, plot and coherence...that's what made it totally different from Doom...instead of a soldier battling through hell it was a space marine battling aliens...
..and knights and fiends and zombies.
Romero didn't do much work on Quake...he was tapped out after Doom 2 and mostly just played instead of worked...that was why he was dropped from id...
I think Romero did all of Episode 2, which is my favourite Quake episode. It'd be great if they could use that episodic style again, even if they release one episode at a time.
 
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