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gazornonplat Feb 12 2014, 7:36am replied:

I mean, in fairness, SoC was originally super broken, but that was also part of the charm I think.

+1 vote   article: Music in L.U.R.K. - Yannick Zenhäusern
gazornonplat Jan 26 2014, 9:01am says:

This is interesting. I love how the whole team are putting their own individual mark on this; it's still STALKER, but conceptually, it's also its own thing, in terms of scale, depth, and (I feel) an artistry that wasn't present in the original. I've often heard Far Cry 2 referred to as "Stalker: Shadow of Chernobyl, only not broken", which is a little unfair to both Far Cry 2 and STALKER, but yeah, what you're making here feels more like a Far Cry 2 than a STALKER: Redux, and that's cool.

Anyway, awesome work as always. Really excited to play this.

+5 votes   article: Music in L.U.R.K. - Yannick Zenhäusern
gazornonplat Nov 13 2012, 2:17pm replied:

Maybe you guys should just do a LOZ-ish game at some point. I can imagine Jordan spriting some really awesome stuff for that.

+3 votes   media: Huh
gazornonplat Nov 13 2012, 12:18pm says:

Lol, well THIS needs to happen. :3

+2 votes   media: Huh
gazornonplat Aug 7 2012, 6:31pm says:

The ammo check at the end made me very happy. ^__^

This is great, really impressive.

+2 votes   media: Marauder Burst Rifle - Animations
gazornonplat Aug 5 2012, 7:09pm says:

Nice lighting, not quite so sure about the next screenshot. O_o

+1 vote   media: MDR Burst Rifle - Ingame 3
gazornonplat Jul 27 2012, 5:13am replied:

Okay, so you officially don't understand a single term you just used.

Would someone care to explain to this guy what ADD, depression and self-harm are and how they actually work.

0 votes   media: Cry of Fear - Memories Trailer
gazornonplat Jul 26 2012, 2:01pm buried:


Amusing, I don't think anyone who actually spends any time on a modding site can use that quip without irony.

-5 votes   media: Cry of Fear - Memories Trailer
gazornonplat Jul 26 2012, 8:44am buried:


His comment on this occassion was fine, there was nothing wrong with it other than it made you look bad.

I doubt anyone in the CoD community is in any way disposed to intelligent debate, I hopped on this because I (perhaps naively) have a higher opinion of the modding community.

-7 votes   media: Cry of Fear - Memories Trailer
gazornonplat Jul 26 2012, 8:31am buried:


Yeah, we have this weird mentality right now that war games are somehow totally inoffensive despite being one of the most appalling genres out there.

And I'm not talking about ******* 9th Dynasty Samurai RTS games or whatever, I mean the ******** "semper fi" ones with needless amounts of throat stabbing, because apparently that's what gives the average gamer a boner these days.

-6 votes   media: Cry of Fear - Memories Trailer
gazornonplat Jul 26 2012, 8:26am buried:


Also good job deleting someone else's valid point on the self-harm thematics and the community's response to them. You're simultaneously fighting for a right to say whatever you want through your work, and censoring people who have a strong problem with the things you want to say.

-7 votes   media: Cry of Fear - Memories Trailer
gazornonplat Jul 26 2012, 8:22am buried:


That's the "other **** exists" argument, and it isn't a usable argument. Other offensive things existing isn't a justification for your specific offensive thing.

Again, my problem is with this trailer specifically.

-6 votes   media: Cry of Fear - Memories Trailer
gazornonplat Jul 26 2012, 7:26am replied:

This comment really didn't deserve to get buried.

-3 votes   media: Cry of Fear - Memories Trailer
gazornonplat Jul 26 2012, 7:24am buried:


So no, I don't think they're making fun of it, and perhaps the CS itself deals with the topic of self-harm tentatively rather than just for shock value, but this trailer itself is deeply offensive and pretty socially irresponsible.

-5 votes   media: Cry of Fear - Memories Trailer
gazornonplat Jul 26 2012, 7:22am buried:


It's not so much the mod itself, and it's not that I feel they are making fun of these topics, it's that they're just lazily feeding off the social stigma. Using shots of Simon vigorously self-harming for half the trailer is lazy, because it just plays on people's existing mentality of "Only the seriously mentally disturbed self-harm". You only have to look at the sheer number of "Haha emo" comments that the screenshot from this CS got on facebook to know what people's opinions are, and demonizing it in the way that this trailer does just encourages that.

-5 votes   media: Cry of Fear - Memories Trailer
gazornonplat Jul 26 2012, 7:17am buried:


No one who had ever had serious problems with depression or anxiety would ever use it in the way that this trailer does. I'm telling you that for an absolute fact. I have a friend who is CURRENTLY grappling with depression, self-harm, and schizophrenia, and she would be offended THE **** OUT by this trailer.

-7 votes   media: Cry of Fear - Memories Trailer
gazornonplat Jul 25 2012, 7:38pm replied:

Offensive to people who self-harm I mean, you're just feeding off the stigma it already has.

-2 votes   media: Cry of Fear - Memories Trailer
gazornonplat Jul 25 2012, 7:37pm says:

This is one of the problems I've always kind of had with the thematics of Cry of Fear. Self harm is strongly correlated with many forms mental illness, so sure, it's related to the game, but unless it's actually written into the story purposefully, it just seems like a cheap way to shock people.

I mean half this trailer was just Simon cutting himself vigorously, that's uncouth at best, and at worst it's actually offensive.

-2 votes   media: Cry of Fear - Memories Trailer
gazornonplat May 30 2012, 3:28pm says:

This looks pretty cool. Sadly the lack of a Linux build means that I can't play it. :(

+4 votes   game: The Void
gazornonplat May 20 2012, 3:15pm replied:


+1 vote   media: MDR Bolt Gun - WIP
gazornonplat May 20 2012, 1:48pm replied:

It would still be awesome if you considered giving one of the high-power pistols rounds like these:
even if it's purely cosmetic, it would be amazing detail.

+2 votes   media: MDR Bolt Gun - WIP
gazornonplat May 10 2012, 11:01am says:

Looks amazing. :D

+2 votes   media: Marauder Burst Rifle (Shotgun) - Early Shot
gazornonplat Mar 19 2012, 12:06pm says:

Awesome! :D

+3 votes   media: Marauder "Burst Rifle" Concept
gazornonplat Mar 17 2012, 11:46am says:

That's a very slick trailer.

+2 votes   article: Keep On Truckin'
gazornonplat Mar 4 2012, 6:51am says:

That looks boss. *slaps knee*

+2 votes   media: Bosses
gazornonplat Feb 16 2012, 11:33am says:

Dat cash(tle).

+2 votes   media: Work Work
gazornonplat Jan 31 2012, 11:58am says:

I love your avatar.

+1 vote   member: Mr_Cookies
gazornonplat Jan 10 2012, 12:27pm says:

Call of Duty without the rubbish bits.

+1 vote   article: Welcome to 2012
gazornonplat Dec 17 2011, 8:34am says:

Very nice, looking forward to it.

+1 vote   article: L.U.R.K. 1.2 Dev Diary #1
gazornonplat Oct 9 2011, 7:26am replied:

Perhaps. If I'm being honest it was actually a really tough choice to pick one.

+1 vote   article: We're Back
gazornonplat Oct 2 2011, 4:54pm says:

Looks very, very good, and Bugtrooper is right, like a hybrid of Abuse and Sword & Sworcery.


+1 vote   article: The Archer - Devlog Video 2
gazornonplat Jul 16 2011, 10:27am says:

Yogtrailers nailed it in their coverage of this. I have to be honest and say what I think; in its current state at least, it looks awful.

0 votes   media: Alpha gameplay trailer
gazornonplat Jun 22 2011, 1:19pm says:

Great animations, looks beautiful so far. I never doubted you guys. :)

+2 votes   media: OverDose - WE. ARE. NOT. DEAD.
gazornonplat May 30 2011, 10:53am replied:

Thanks Vcc2cc, we appreciate the feedback. We will probably upload most Alpha updates that we do, but we will only do news posts for the ones that contain finalized or important features, thus making it much easier to pick out the ones that are worth downloading. :)

+3 votes   game: Incursion
gazornonplat May 20 2011, 2:51pm says:

This is really, really nice. Will you be using Impulse only for your own game? Or will you be releasing the updated version of Quake too? Because having seen the screenshots I don't think I could be happy without playing it.

+3 votes   engine: Impulse Engine
gazornonplat Mar 24 2011, 5:10pm replied:

Yeah, I have to agree with guywiththename and Argoon, LURK is definitely prettier, but that's not necessarily the best thing for an oppressive and frightening game like STALKER. I think that LURK with the Vanilla skybox would be fantastic looking though.

+2 votes   media: L.U.R.K. vs. Vanilla
gazornonplat May 16 2011, 8:15am replied:

3rd person view is the only thing that makes this unique. Change it and all he has is another clone.

+2 votes   article: Assault! V0.82 Released
gazornonplat May 9 2011, 12:53pm says:

Great job. Love the art style in this, and thanks for releasing the flash version. I was worried I wouldn't be able to enjoy this on my Linux netbook. :)

+1 vote   article: Pon full release!
gazornonplat Apr 3 2011, 8:36am says:

This looks absolutely fantastic, hope to see this on steam when it comes out of beta.

+3 votes   article: Build 6: I love swords!
gazornonplat Mar 15 2011, 1:54pm says:

**** these idiots, I know for a fact that nobody would "run away" from a project 10 years in the making, and if that really was David's intention he wouldn't still be here. Hopefully the development can continue unfazed, but sadly that seems increasingly unlikely. If you learn anything at all from this, it's to pick your team more carefully. Best of luck to SGS.

+2 votes   article: Miscommunication
gazornonplat Feb 24 2011, 6:09pm says:

Even for a very early Alpha, this plays very nicely. Clean interface (in a similar way to that of Minecraft), lovely pixel-art visuals and some really great animations and neat design. Can't wait to see where you guys take this project, but with a concept this clean and yet totally expandable, the sky's the limit. Best of luck devs. :)

+2 votes   game: Survivors of Ragnarök
gazornonplat Feb 11 2011, 11:12am says:

Can't wait, whatever this is going to be priced at, I'll pay it, because you guys have well and truly earned it.

0 votes   article: Dear Esther remake to get commercial release
gazornonplat Dec 30 2010, 7:39am says:

The older ones had far too much brown lighting, which made them warmer and less gritty. The new maps are also much more like Tokyo, which is great for a Cyberpunk mod.

+1 vote   article: Off Limits - styx before and after
gazornonplat Nov 27 2010, 8:05pm says:

The modelling for this is bloody brilliant, also voted.

+2 votes   mod: The Rising
gazornonplat Nov 27 2010, 7:54pm says:

This is wicked stuff mate. Your models are top-notch.

+1 vote   media: CMC Field Ops - Head Variants
gazornonplat Nov 27 2010, 7:52pm replied:

Are there any plans for this to be available for Linux? As well as a Steam gamer I'm also an avid Ubuntu user, and this would be an amazing thing to have running native. Cross-Platform play is a good area to consider with this engine, if you haven't already that is.

+1 vote   game: OverDose
gazornonplat Nov 26 2010, 1:40pm says:

Voted. Updates are amazing as always, but be honest, how far along is this really, completion-wise?

+1 vote   game: OverDose
gazornonplat Nov 23 2010, 2:38am says:

Well worth that period of radio silence, this looks brilliant, very much shaping up to have the sort of atmosphere I was hoping it would. Kudos to you guys for staying true to the concept. Can't wait for this to go public!

+1 vote   article: The Rising MOD - Beta Gameplay Part 1 of 3
gazornonplat Oct 17 2010, 1:16pm says:

If you are bulding this on id Tech, then will it be available for Linux too? That'd a big plus for a lot of people.

+2 votes   game: OverDose
gazornonplat Aug 11 2010, 1:45pm says:

My god. You guys a ******* ace.

+1 vote   article: Spiral Game Studios - Opens Doors & Announces 'ORION: Prelude'
gazornonplat Aug 10 2010, 7:16am says:

So can we take this to mean vehicles are back in? Because if they are then I ******* love you guys. I love you guys anyone, just more if vehicles are in.

+1 vote   media: Gladiator Assault Vehicle (GAV)
gazornonplat Aug 10 2010, 7:13am says:

This is really going to be amazing.

+1 vote   article: ORION - Mystery Days Event - Cover boys revealed!
gazornonplat Jun 16 2010, 1:45pm says:

Dammit! April 2011?! I don't mean to be rude, but that really ****** me off. That's ages away!!

I will definitely buy this when it's released but jeez, that's a long wait guys!

+1 vote   article: Engine Test Release Date Set - Friday, April 9th!
gazornonplat Jun 16 2010, 1:42pm says:

Looks fantastic. I should hopefully get a chance to play this soon, all installed and ready to play, I'm just really busy with my GCSEs at the moment.

+1 vote   article: ORION Beta 1.2 - Play with the Developers - WEDNESDAY MATCH
gazornonplat Jan 11 2010, 10:14am says:

Love the mod, absolutely stunning. Windows Game Reviews featured it in their nodding monthly segment

Also, for the sake of anyone getting that client.dll crap, configuring hl to run in OpenGL mode fixed it for me.

+1 vote   game: Naruto: Naiteki Kensei
gazornonplat Jan 9 2010, 7:05pm says:

I can barely begin to express my amazement at the visuals. I simply cannot comprehend the fact that this is goldsrc. Absolutely stunning. You amazing devs just earned yourselves another fan.

+1 vote   media: R1 Official Release Trailer
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