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News Comments > More on BF3 and Steam
94. Re: More on BF3 and Steam Jul 18, 2011, 15:56 Overon
 
It's time for someone to introduce some critical thinking and reason into the conversation.

We know that EA's Crysis 2 was removed from Steam while there are other older EA titles still on Steam. EA says:
"Steam has imposed a set of business terms for developers hoping to sell content on that service -- many of which are not imposed by other online game services. Unfortunately, Crytek has an agreement with another download service which violates the new rules from Steam and resulted in its expulsion of Crysis 2 from Steam."
Source http://pc.ign.com/articles/117/1176517p1.html
I haven't seen Valve dispute this, please post evidence to the contrary. I think it's reasonable to assume that Valve's silence on the EA statement implies agreement.

Can you blame EA for wanting to create their own service for their own games? It's a smart revenue driven decision. Can you blame Valve for imposing the DLC requirements for their service? It's a smart revenue driven decision. None of the decisions are consumer friendly. They are not doing what's best for the consumer. They both made decisions that are anti-consumer. If all the other download services don't impose the same Valve DLC rules, then that would explain why BF3 is not going to be on Steam. Does it not?

Maybe Valve can change their DLC policy and we can see what EA does. Now that would be fun to see.

By the way, let's be 100% sure that BF3 is not going to be on Steam, from a more reliable source, say the company that is publishing it, EA.

Disclosure: All my games I have are all on Steam, except for Witcher 2 which was purchased through GOG.com

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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
6. Re: Morning Safety Dance Jul 18, 2011, 14:21 Overon
 
The research methodology was weak. Self reported surveys like this are weak and showing correlation is not causation. They should link to the actual study. I don't think highly of a journalist's ability to read a scientific paper and report on it.  
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News Comments > Sunday Consolidation
21. Re: Sunday Consolidation Jul 17, 2011, 22:05 Overon
 
I love it how pea-brained marketing types are trying to comment on future hardware capabilities and over do the hyperbole.  
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News Comments > The Witcher 2 Free DLC Plans
7. Re: The Witcher 2 Free DLC Plans Jul 17, 2011, 21:59 Overon
 
Yeah this was posted days ago, I thought I saw it on twitter first. Anyway thanks for the mods posted for witcher 2, I will try them out but only after the patch is posted and some of the mods are reworked for the patch.  
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News Comments > Steam Download Changes
18. Re: Steam Download Changes Jul 16, 2011, 10:22 Overon
 
CreamyBlood wrote on Jul 16, 2011, 04:42:
I luv big werds.

'content system', 'streamline publishing process', 'aggregate bandwidth', 'web-caching proxies', 'content', 'painful', 'much smaller'.

My favourite is: 'satisfy spikes in demand when there's a big release.'

Seriously, who writes this shit?
At least the 'updates will be much smaller overall'.

For fucks sake.

'Da red 'uns go fasta!
 
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News Comments > Metacritic Dropped "Corrupt" Site
5. Re: Metacritic Dropped Jul 16, 2011, 10:12 Overon
 
Jerykk wrote on Jul 16, 2011, 05:45:
As always, I find the best alternative is to just play the game yourself.
And if you want to do it legally, then that's a lot of wasted money unless there are demos.
 
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News Comments > Steam Download Changes
16. Re: Steam Download Changes Jul 16, 2011, 10:11 Overon
 
Byte delta patching. Now you only download what has changed in the file that you have, not the entire file all over again. That means smaller downloads. When Witcher 2 patches were released via steam, people had to almost redownload the whole game because witcher 2 has a few very large files.  
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News Comments > Metro: Last Light Trailer
11. Re: Metro: Last Light Trailer Jul 14, 2011, 14:08 Overon
 
I really liked it original 2033.  
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News Comments > Hard Reset Announced
14. Re: Hard Reset Announced Jul 14, 2011, 10:04 Overon
 
I can understand some guarded optimism. But some of you are displaying a comnpletely irrational exuberance that's not justified by what you know about the game, which is next to nothing.

Don't set yourself up for disappointment.
 
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News Comments > Gratuitous Tank Battles Announced
23. Re: Gratuitous Tank Battles Announced Jul 13, 2011, 15:23 Overon
 
KilrathiAce wrote on Jul 13, 2011, 12:19:
Overon wrote on Jul 13, 2011, 10:23:
I don't understand where this anomosity for Cliffski and Positech Games is coming from. I'm puzzled.

Simple, people see word "Cliffski" and they instantly see HATE because they think its Cliffy B.... lol
LoL that could be the problem.
 
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News Comments > Gratuitous Tank Battles Announced
21. Re: Gratuitous Tank Battles Announced Jul 13, 2011, 10:23 Overon
 
I don't understand where this anomosity for Cliffski and Positech Games is coming from. I'm puzzled.  
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News Comments > L4D2 DLC This Month
11. Re: L4D2 DLC This Month Jul 12, 2011, 11:46 Overon
 
I played the storm train part on easy difficulty and the infected DID stop coming. Also the water current makes you go over the edge, and it is IMPOSSIBLE currently to resuce the person who is hanging on before they fall. When you approach it and try to save them you fall over as well because of the current.  
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News Comments > Mass Effect 3 Demo Planned
27. Re: Mass Effect 3 Demo Planned Jul 11, 2011, 14:28 Overon
 
When a developer posts on twitter about a demo, you have to ask whether they mean PC, you know they mean consoles, but you don't know if that also includes the PC.  
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
1. Re: Morning Tech Bits Jul 11, 2011, 13:56 Overon
 
That comic is perfect. Nvidia care about having something proprietary that distinguishes their card from their competition.  
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News Comments > Hi-Rez on F2P Tribes Ascend
36. Re: Hi-Rez on F2P Tribes Ascend Jul 11, 2011, 09:54 Overon
 
OldScho0l wrote on Jul 11, 2011, 09:05:
Jerykk wrote on Jul 11, 2011, 01:30:
I really don't understand why devs can't make a good Tribes sequel. Yes, I know they want to appeal to a broader audience but that doesn't mean they have to change or remove things that people liked in the previous games. Nobody asked for a two-weapon limit. Nobody asked for a limited, predefined loadout system. Nobody asked for unlockables and grinding. Nobody asked for a sniper rifle that uses ammo instead of energy. Nobody asked for a pistol.

If you want to make an accessible Tribes game, provide extensive and enjoyable tutorials that novices and veterans can both use. Skiing challenges, midair disc challenges, sniping challenges, flag passing challenges, etc. Activities that would help newbies learn the basics while helping veterans hone their skills.

Agreed. Tribes 1 was simple (graphically) and had tutorials for everything. It was great! The very essence of the original Tribes is lost forever.
Grinding in Tribes?? That sounds stupid to me. The problem that I see with game development today is that the suits have gotten too involved and want to cash in on the classics that we all loved. It's like the current trend of remaking the older movies and 99% of them turn out to be trash (Example: Clash of The Titans). I'm so tired of all the greed involved in gaming and every other aspect of American life. I wish all these greedy suits would just die already. Our entire planet is shaped by greed and I for one am tired of it. We can't even watch a television show without a commercial break every 8 minutes. Who the hell needs a break after only 8 minutes? Someone should create a nasty virus that only targets greedy people. The world would be a better place without these douchebags. Games used to be about fun. Now it's about quarterly earnings.
OldScho0l you have a ronanticized view of history that never was. Money is the prirmary motivator for game creation, always has been. Artistic and creative aspects are secondary, since everyone needs to pay the bills and pay to support their lifestyle. Greed is an aspect of human nature. Greed is something that made us a successful species on this planet. You can't fight human nature. You will inevitably fail as has been shown countless times throughout history. Al you can do is understand human greed and accept it and try to guide it for non destructive purposes. You can restrain its worst abuses.
 
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News Comments > Hi-Rez on F2P Tribes Ascend
35. Re: Hi-Rez on F2P Tribes Ascend Jul 11, 2011, 09:48 Overon
 
There is one positive that everyone agrees on:
At least there will be a demo, since it free to play\pay to win.
 
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News Comments > Origin Exclusive Mass Effect 3 Digital Deluxe Edition
44. Re: Origin Exclusive Mass Effect 3 Digital Deluxe Edition Jul 10, 2011, 11:23 Overon
 
Tumbler wrote on Jul 10, 2011, 10:14:
N7 Hoodie – For Commander Shepard’s casual days on board the Normandy.
Why would you ever want him in a fucking hoodie!?
for the same reason kids play with dolls and dress them up.
 
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News Comments > Origin Exclusive Mass Effect 3 Digital Deluxe Edition
23. Re: Origin Exclusive Mass Effect 3 Digital Deluxe Edition Jul 9, 2011, 20:31 Overon
 
It's no secret that publishers have been trying to raise the price of games for quite a while now. It's no secret that the price of game has been relatively stable until the PS3 and Xbox360 60 dollar new game standard price tag came along. From their perspective the price of developing a game keeps going up while the price of the game does not. Well this is EA trying to get players used to paying more. They have pretty much succeeded with paid DLC already and they will no doubt succeed with this as well. Publishers want to change expectations.

Some of us old timers remember when new games cost 40 bucks. Some of us remember how downloadable content was free. Some of us remember that mod tools for making additional content for the game were available for free on release day. The publishers are desperately trying to change expectations where games cost more, you pay for downloadable content, and no mod tool are released, forcing you to get extra downloadable content by paying for it from them.

80 bucks is insanity but there will be people who take them up on that offer. I won't be one of them. The days of preordering games have come and gone for me, I have been disappointed way to many times.
 
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News Comments > CD Projekt RED Sued for Removing The Witcher 2 DRM
29. Re: CD Projekt RED Sued for Removing The Witcher 2 DRM Jul 9, 2011, 19:37 Overon
 
Don't misunderstand, if you want to support gamepads on the PC that's fine. However if you have to prioritize support, keyboard and mouse first, and then gamepads and everything else first.

And now this thread is derailed.
 
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News Comments > CD Projekt RED Sued for Removing The Witcher 2 DRM
20. Re: CD Projekt RED Sued for Removing The Witcher 2 DRM Jul 9, 2011, 12:09 Overon
 
Rattlehead wrote on Jul 9, 2011, 12:07:
And to be honest I don't care or feel for them. I have some definite angst over the console design crap they injected into TW2.
So let me get this straight. You want them to be sued over a quarrel you have with the game that's totally unrelated to the lawsuit at hand? You basically want them to lose despite giving what all gamers what, DRM free games?

That's kind of pushing the reasons to spite someone, don't you think? You're a little brat, who doesn't deserve to play any game at all.
I also dislike some of the console design decisions in the game as well. And while I am disappointed, I won't go as far as to wish them ill will or hope bad things will happen to them. Even if I did, wishful thinking doesn't actually do anything.
 
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