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Zack Fair

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  1. Hoverdog, I don't care if BG:EE is a cashgrab, as long as their intention is to use the cash to create crpgs that I like (like BG3).

    Do you really think that Trent & Co are capable to make a cRPG on the level of BG? LOOOOL They are an *** bunch of **** who are only capable to use other people's mods and sell it as BG:EE.


    OP is a ****** (you see, I censored myself, but think of someting ugly).

    End of rine.

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  2. If it is a WH40k game, it would have to be licensed through THQ to Obsidian. If that's the case this won't be a Kickstarter project, because as Tigranes (?) said in the KS thread, the allure of KS is launching IPs in which you have 100% control and reap 100% of profits.


    Beyond that, my nerds are telling me that all the supposedly referenced stuff is not official WH40k lore. I don't know if that's actually the case. But it would preferable to WoT.

    Well THQ is working with Obsidian with the South Park RPG right now.


    Also, the Kickstarter stuff is not certain at all. They made the KS profile back in august, and it could also mean that it is for another project.

  3. It seems like each letter of first hidden line in source will be revealed every day. Yesterday it was:

    <!--. X . X X . X X -->


    <!--. X . X X . T X -->


    Well, there doesn't seem to be anything to differentiate here, so my guess is that X = consonant, and . = vowel. So we'd have an eight letter word, running v-c-v-c-c-v-T-c. My guess is the final combo is one of a limited number of options - most likely H, S, or another T.


    Of course, that's just speculation, and not much use at this point.


    Could it be E T E R N I T Y? That relates to the ouroboros symbol.

    IDtenT from the Codex figured out something different:


    Every X means a letter, and that letter means a number which is based upon their place in the alphabet.

    X.XX.TX is X.XX.20X. An examplet B.AA.TM = 2/11/2013

    So the Xs mean a release date.

  4. And it's not like the cult of Schafer is all that huge. Not a lot of people played Psychonauts, at least, not a lot of people paid for it. Schafer's epoch was the Lucasarts era (in fact a lot of folks probably associate adventure games he wasn't involved in with his name, similar to the ways in which the Obsidz guys still get credit for Baldur's Gate every once in awhile). The thing with Reddit is that what they commit to in their ending-of-It's a Wonderful Life way is often arbitrarily decided and based on knee-jerk sentiment (which can be both good and very, very bad), of which nostalgia is the most obvious. It doesn't take much beyond "visionary 90's game maker starts Kickstarter campaign" to whip folks into a frenzy. And if that doesn't work, the watchword for Kickstarter is novelty. Novelty novelty novelty. slap the word "steampunk" on it and watch your pledges bump.


    I think you are underestimating Tim Schafer's name. He IS one of the highest regarded dev in the industry whether or not he made a financially successful game. His games are always loved by critics, and the oldschool gamers trust his name. You say that his cult is not that huge. Define huge. It is not a million member "cult" certainly, the kickstarter project has 50.000 backers, but as you can see it, it is just enough to fund a 2 million dollar project. And of coures Reddit and other media sites also helped to rally the people to fund the project.


    As for not a lot of people playing Psychonauts, that was true at the release, but Tim himself said that over the years the game sold a LOT (there were days on Steam during sales when it beat Call of Duty in terms of revenue). Of course they didn't make a lot of money of that, but at least a lot of people played the game.

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  5. Wow.


    All respect lost. All of it. Every tiny bit.


    I loved PS:Torment. I dug Alpha Protocol. New Vegas was fantastic. I even liked Knights of the Old Republic despite loathing Star Wars.


    But this. This is appalling. South Park is right wing libertarian garbage made to feed the populace hate and rage towards queer people and minorities. By aligning yourself with them, you've proven your right wing libertarian allegiances and what you think of people like me. You've taken a hard line political stance with this. You have to know that.


    You've now ruined my youth, which you helped shape with your games. You were the last video game developer I respected. You were the reason I wanted to work in the industry. I can't believe how betrayed I feel.


    This is my Jar Jar. This is my Lost-Characters-in-Heaven scene. This is my Star Trek 5. Thanks for making a gamer hate your games.

    OMG, I think I lost 10 intelligence point just by reading your comment. You brought politics into this? WTF!? Do you really think Obsidian cares about this political bull****?


    In case your over the top reaction was just trolling bait.. Good job bro, you tricked me.

  6. "Shipped != Sold


    Also most of those units that were "sold" were pre-orders, and of those over 60% were returned to GameStop in that first week. Perhaps you should... visit the DA2 forums on the BioWare Social Network before you further shove-foot-in-mouth. It's obvious now that you don't know what you are talking about. "


    L0L random number alert! "60%"




    DA2 has sold 2mil+ copies and sold 1mil+ copies in the first week. This is fact. Deal with it. ;)


    Your ignorance of how this all works is hilarious.

    Random PR preople throwing a number doesn't count as a fact.
  7. I managed to solve the problem (actually I found this on the steam forums):


    This applies to Windows 7. Only minor differences exist for other Windows versions.


    Close all applications

    Go to Control Panel -> Region and Language

    On Formats tab, set Format to English (United States) (don't change anything else)

    On Location tab set Current location to United States

    On Administrative tab in the Language for non-Unicode programs section, click the Change system locale button and in the new window again select English (United States)

    Click OK and restart Windows when prompted


    It works like a charm, but I hope the patch fixes this, so I can switch Windows back to my actual region.

  8. Ast he topic says, for me at least this game is completely unplayable.


    When I select "Play", it shows the Square Enix and Obsidian logos, then promptly crashes to desktop.


    I have tried:


    -running it as administrator

    -installing the game from the disc

    -installing the game by downloading it through Steam

    -installing Microsoft Virtual C++ (all 2005, 2008 and 2010 packages) directly

    -installing DirectX


    I'm running Windows 7 Ultimate x64, 16gb DDR3, nVidia GTX480 with the latest drivers (275.33).


    I have also tried verifying game cache through Steam and, as others have said, I keep getting "1 file could not be verified and was downloaded" -- though some times it shows as a 0mb download.


    Really, really annoyed so any suggestions most welcome. :)




    I have exactly the same problem, and I've tried the things you did, but no result. I'm pretty pissed.

  9. So I've just bought the game today, but I can't play it because it crashes after start. I can see the SE and Obsidian videos, but right after that it crashes.


    My spec is:

    AMD Phenom X4 955

    4 GB RAM

    ATI HD 6870

    Windows 7 64 bit


    I'm using the latest drivers, DirectX, I downloaded the Vcredist_x86 from Microsoft. Nothing helped. I tried to install the game from the disk, but also downloaded from Steam. No result.


    I confess, I wanted to try the game so I downloaded a cracked version, and (I couldn't believe it) it worked. I can say the game is fun. But I want my copy to work so I can try the multiplayer.

    Anyone could help me?

  10. Just tried AP - it seemed like an interesting game, so I was stupid enough to buy it....


    What is wrong with game developers today ? It seems to be a new trend to release partial or unfinished games nowadays.

    AP is not a playable game - it is just terrible. Controls are insensitive and characters move like some stooges. :x


    You need to be miserable bored, and have nothing else to do even to play through the tutorial part ....


    Don't buy this one - better trash Your money. >_<

    You are trashing the game on a forum, where 99% of the people like the game? How clever...

  11. I truly wish I could understand the disappointment with this game but alas.. I'm enjoying AP so much I'm on my third playthrough already. >_<


    For me Obsidian is one of those rare (and underappreciated) game developers that know how to create something with actual *replay value*. Even KOTOR 2, in all its bugginess, had way more replay value than the 1st KOTOR.


    Can't wait to see what they did with the upcoming Fallout New Vegas! :x


    Thanks for recalling that Obsidian is also behind Fallout New Vegas - I just canceled my pre-order for it

    Do you think anyone here gives a **** about what you are cancelling?

  12. Just by tuning the shooting the mechanics to feel more like a shooter and not a rpg (since apparently having rpg mechanics in a rpg is bad) would it make more commercially viable.

    Gee, I hope not.


    Do we really need a second ME2?


    Not really, but I think it's safe to say people hate rpg mechanics deciding if they hit or miss in a game that plays like a first person shooter. By people I mean the majority of gamers.

    Well, nobody is forcing them to play an RPG. If they want to play a shooter, they should play ME2.

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