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Nickname Ravenus
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Signed On Aug 7, 2010, 02:46
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News Comments > Unreal Turns 20 - Get Unreal Gold for Free
40. Re: Newer engine mods and Return to Na Pali? May 23, 2018, 08:42 Ravenus
 
Ant wrote on May 23, 2018, 02:12:
Is there an enhanced game addon or hack to make the game even better?

Is its Return to Na Pali expansion worth it playing? I never played that.
Don't know if you call it an enhanced game addon but UT99 had a mod called Old-Skool which allowed you to play Unreal SP all the way, using the engine enhancements of UT (the original Unreal had *ahem* issues with open GL), it also used previously hidden animations like the pistol twirling in your hand. You could also opt to play with UT weapons and/or items.

Return to Na Pali was decent, but it was nothing new just more of what you had in the base Unreal game. They tried to put in a little more personality for the character with voice-overs, but nothing great. The open air fight with the Marines was amazing, too bad then that they were only used in that ONE level, WTF?! (But you could play Marine Match instead of Bot Match)
 
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News Comments > Project C Announced
7. Re: Project C Announced Mar 9, 2018, 03:52 Ravenus
 
An MMORPG from name developers whose most prominent work is associated with SP adventures, hmm.  
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News Comments > John Cena to Star in Duke Nukem Movie?
31. Re: John Cena to Star in Duke Nukem Movie? Jan 25, 2018, 06:21 Ravenus
 
I suspect Paramount just picked up the rights because they were cheap. They'll juggle about for a bit without actually deciding on a project and the rights will lapse again. Gearbox gets some easy money.

Although I'd like to see the guy that did Manborg (and later The Void) take a swing at making the movie, it would benefit from that quirky low-tech 90's videogame / DTV movie look far more than a generic SFX type movie.
 
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News Comments > 3D Print and Sell Your Own Valve Merchandise
13. Re: 3D Print and Sell Your Own Valve Merchandise Sep 29, 2017, 04:09 Ravenus
 
I think I'm going to sell some crowbars and call it HL3 merchandise.  
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News Comments > No More Arkham Games?
7. Re: No More Arkham Games? Sep 12, 2017, 02:35 Ravenus
 
They're probably shifting from Conroy to Ben Affleck (or a BA clone) for future Batman games that will tie-in with the DCCU.  
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News Comments > Deadhold Trailer
1. Re: Deadhold Trailer May 9, 2017, 01:42 Ravenus
 
Looks like a Myth clone, but not particularly attractive.  
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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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