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Nickname EricFate
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Signed On Nov 20, 2001, 15:52
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
5. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Mar 2, 2015, 20:04 EricFate
 
I'd feel sympathy for Oracle if their entire business model didn't seem to revolve around taking federal projects, overstating their capability, having a 500% cost overrun, and then failing.

The only shock is that Oracle is the plaintiff and not the defendant in this case.
 
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News Comments > Mass Effect 4 Multiplayer Revealed
34. Re: Mass Effect 4 Multiplayer Revealed Feb 15, 2015, 08:04 EricFate
 
NegaDeath wrote on Feb 13, 2015, 13:10:
I too enjoyed the multiplayer. The gameplay of the series was a good fit and it was surprisingly tense and difficult on higher settings.

The multiplayer demo is the only reason I even bought 3. Never touched the single player. After all the backlash at the story, I didn't see the point.
 
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News Comments > Peter Molyneux's Vows of Silence
2. Re: Peter Molyneux's Vows of Silence Feb 13, 2015, 19:20 EricFate
 
I'm done talking to the press. I mean I will be done talking to the press as soon as I am finished with this press tour.  
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News Comments > Gearbox on Homeworld: Cataclysm
9. Re: Gearbox on Homeworld: Cataclysm Feb 3, 2015, 20:27 EricFate
 
All they need to do is include hooks for modding tools. Sooner or later, someone will get around to making a working version of Cataclysm.  
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News Comments > Dying Light Mods Blocked
18. Re: Dying Light Mods Blocked Feb 2, 2015, 15:12 EricFate
 
Oh, what a shock. The takedown notice thing was all a load of made up hysterical crap. Glad everyone immediately started spreading it to news sites.

Parias wrote on Feb 2, 2015, 11:40:
Update:


Dear Gamers,

With the recent patch (1.2.1) on Steam we blocked cheating to make sure the game’s PvP system (Be The Zombie) would not be abused. This, however, had the side-effect of hindering mod-makers from making changes to the game.
 
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News Comments > Dying Light Mods Blocked
6. Re: Dying Light Mods Blocked Feb 2, 2015, 09:59 EricFate
 
I've seen a lot of reporting on the reddit thread itself, but has anyone actually gotten someone to cough up a copy of their DMCA notice? I'm all for a good pitchfork and torches style internet mob, but I'd like a journalist to actually, you know, investigate.  
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News Comments > Ubisoft on Watch Dogs 2 Expectations
14. Re: Ubisoft on Watch Dogs 2 Expectations Jan 16, 2015, 11:13 EricFate
 
I wasn't aware that the game had achieved anything, other than making people hate it.  
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News Comments > etc., etc.
3. Re: etc., etc. Jan 14, 2015, 10:34 EricFate
 
Honestly, it sounds like the union needs him more than he needs them at this point.  
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News Comments > Respawn on Titanfall on Origin vs. Steam
33. Re: Respawn on Titanfall on Origin vs. Steam Dec 20, 2014, 13:50 EricFate
 
And here I thought the reason people stopped playing the game was because despite the hype, the game ultimately boiled down to 'same shit, different setting'.  
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News Comments > Morning Crowdfunding Roundup
2. Re: Morning Crowdfunding Roundup Dec 11, 2014, 12:40 EricFate
 
It was originally in development for the Ouya. You can't get much more gimped than that.  
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
2. Re: Morning Tech Bits Nov 11, 2014, 18:41 EricFate
 
I'm amazed they got it to stop crashing to desktop for long enough to even take a benchmark reading.  
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News Comments > Gone Gold - Dragon Age: Inquisition
31. Re: Gone Gold - Dragon Age: Inquisition Nov 1, 2014, 13:02 EricFate
 
Julio wrote on Oct 31, 2014, 21:41:
Fletch wrote on Oct 31, 2014, 21:39:
Omni wrote on Oct 31, 2014, 21:37:
Looking forward to it. Lets just hope BioWare doesn't pull a Mass Effect 3 on it.

It can't be worse than DA2.

I have faith that it can be worse.

I'm not sure there is anything left to scrape from the bottom of this barrel. Perhaps they will just ship a DVD snap case full of wood shavings?
 
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News Comments > Saturday Legal Briefs
2. Re: Saturday Legal Briefs Nov 1, 2014, 12:09 EricFate
 
They USPS article says "sustain public confidence in the mail" as if such a thing even exists any more. It hasn't existed for nearly a decade anywhere except for in the bureaucratic layer of the USPS itself. People use it because it is convenient and still the cheapest way to get physical media from point A to point B. But if it contains secure information or needs to get there overnight -- then that crap is going to FedEx or a private courier.  
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News Comments > Sid Meier's Civilization: Beyond Earth Released
35. Re: Sid Meier's Civilization: Beyond Earth Released Oct 25, 2014, 00:10 EricFate
 
Like all of their modern offerings, I look forward to buying it, looking at it, but not actually having fun with it until they release the second expansion.  
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
9. Re: Morning Metaverse Oct 8, 2014, 15:10 EricFate
 
NKD wrote on Oct 8, 2014, 12:33:
Eh without recordings of the phone calls it's hard to say. It's possible this guy started invoking the name of his company to try and get things done. That's actually against the policies of a lot of companies. But if that's true, Comcast is still a little bitch for reporting an upset and dissatisfied customer.

The call recordings will either hang him or exonerate him. If Comcast mysteriously 'loses' said recordings, or these service calls were mysteriously NOT recorded for quality control purposes, then it won't be hard to convince a jury given Comcast's track record.

But in reality they'll bluster for a bit to the press, and then quietly settle out of court once we lose interest.
 
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News Comments > Stardock Announces Sorcerer King: Early Access Underway
5. Idea ad copy. Oct 3, 2014, 11:21 EricFate
 
"Sorcerer King! It can't be any worse than Elemental: War of Magic!"  
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News Comments > Pillars of Eternity Delayed
21. Re: Pillars of Eternity Delayed Oct 3, 2014, 11:19 EricFate
 
Exactly my sentiment. Josh has been very actively engaged on various forums in evaluating and responding to player feedback from people like me. I would rather have a near perfect game experience 6, 10, 12 months from now, than have a flawed game experience tomorrow.

The entire reason I choose to participate in crowdfunding for games like this is because I want them to be done when they are done, not when the marketing team decided to ship.

panbient wrote on Oct 2, 2014, 19:42:
So... exactly what anyone with a clue expected from the start.

It's cool, I can wait.
 
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News Comments > Tim Schaefer Addresses Spacebase DF-9 Questions
6. Re: Tim Schaefer Addresses Spacebase DF-9 Questions Sep 22, 2014, 09:47 EricFate
 
Ludomancer wrote on Sep 22, 2014, 09:45:
So the game itself isn't too good?

Not $25 good, no. More like $7.99 good.
 
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News Comments > Double Fine Taking Heat for Spacebase DF-9 Release Plans
46. Re: Double Fine Taking Heat for Spacebase DF-9 Release Plans Sep 21, 2014, 10:41 EricFate
 
I bought 'thing' because I wanted it to be X. Instead it turned out to be Y. Why hasn't [insert company name here] lived up to my unrealistic expectations! Time to spew outrage on the internet!!!

Seriously. Why does anybody buy anything on early access with the expectation that their personal vision will be catered to and fully realized? All of the marketing, all of the development roadmaps, all the hype -- all meaningless. There were people all over youtube who were playing this at various stages during the development, and those videos gave a very clear demonstration that this was a product that I wouldn't find fun or interesting -- despite the fact that the project goal described something that sounded interesting and fun.

If the people fanning the flames of outrage had spent even a fraction of their energy on critical thought or self control, this would be a non-issue. Instead, the airwaves will be dominated by whomever is loudest and has the least amount of impulse control, until such point as the next shiny thing makes them part with their money, sight unseen.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
34. Re: Op Ed Sep 8, 2014, 14:51 EricFate
 
William Usher wrote on Sep 8, 2014, 13:38:
Like all things, the discussion would have passed and -- at worst -- Kotaku's reputation would have been sullied just a bit more than it already was.

You used Kotaku and reputation in the same sentence. That's funny.
 
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