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Signed On Oct 31, 2002, 20:40
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
1. Re: Morning Safety Dance May 24, 2012, 12:18 killer_roach
 
Sounds like the same exploit that was talked about a month or so ago...  
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News Comments > Into the Black
6. Re: Into the Black May 24, 2012, 03:29 killer_roach
 
Fantaz wrote on May 24, 2012, 00:02:
For some reason this new ShootMania trailer reminds me a lot of Unreal...

I heard Epic didn't really make Unreal, but it was a Canadian company called DigitalExtremes?

Digital Extremes developed the add-on pack for Unreal, as well as the multiplayer add-on for Unreal 2.
 
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News Comments > Ships Ahoy - Alan Wake’s American Nightmare
14. Re: Ships Ahoy - Alan Wake’s American Nightmare May 23, 2012, 19:52 killer_roach
 
Rea1One wrote on May 23, 2012, 17:59:
Luv the 15% off from owning the original game on steam!

I got it from GOG when they had their preorder promotion of "buy Alan Wake and get American Nightmare 25% off".
 
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News Comments > On Sale
4. Re: On Sale May 20, 2012, 21:13 killer_roach
 
Dmitri_M wrote on May 20, 2012, 20:54:
Prez wrote on May 20, 2012, 20:06:
Buyer beware on Annoy 2070: unrevocable activations (only 3) and changing out a video card or adding memory requires re-activation.

I would have bought it myself if it were not for that. With DRM like that it's barely worth 5 bucks.

Just for the record Bluebyte patched the DRM to prevent video card\RAM changes consuming an activation. The activations reset after 30 days and apparently they'll give you a new activation if you contact UBI directly, but from what I've read they ask for a scanned barcode and proof of purchase. Which is less than Adobe asks for when I run out of activations for Photoshop. Adobe simply takes my word for it, and this is over online IM support. About as impersonal as it gets. Photoshop also costs about 10x what Anno costs.

Scanned barcode... for a game bought on Steam...

...yeah, I'd be screwed if I bought that game.

(That being said, the resetting of activations, if true, is very nice.)
 
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News Comments > Mad Riders Announced
1. Re: Mad Riders Announced May 19, 2012, 23:20 killer_roach
 
Interesting... been a while since Techland's done a racing game.  
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News Comments > Origin Woos Crowd-Funded Games
6. Re: Origin Woos Crowd-Funded Games May 18, 2012, 21:17 killer_roach
 
ASeven wrote on May 18, 2012, 21:05:
The thread pretty much reflects my feelings. I don't care if it's on Origins as long as they don't get trapped by EA with some shady contract. As long as Origins is one of the various distributors for the game and not the only distributor I don't care. But it's EA we're talking about and more than likely there will be an awful catch since that is EA's nature.

EDIT: For information purposes, EA's shares are exactly at $14 per share. That's 1998 level of stock price.

Of course, EA is, IMO, a fairly undervalued company right now - as I pointed out the other day, they had $200 million in profits last quarter and still are valued less than Zynga (who posted a loss)... but that's neither here nor there, really.

Sure, EA is doing this for their own motives. We get that. But this is precisely the sort of developer outreach they need to make Origin a viable platform. It's not a perfect situation, but a solution that benefits both the developers and EA, with little cost to either, is pretty solid.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
6. Re: Morning Tech Bits May 18, 2012, 18:47 killer_roach
 
Mashiki Amiketo wrote on May 18, 2012, 13:53:
Cutter wrote on May 18, 2012, 13:31:
And the most entertaining part is watching how hard all the suits try to convince themselves that this is "it".
It sure wasn't "it" almost 30 years ago, it sure isn't now. Though as much as they try, someone will try to warp it into some twisted warped logic that yes, "it" is.

And then you get the interesting Catch-22... while having a "cloud-based" entertainment platform with monthly subscription fees may very well advantage publishers/distributors (who no longer have to worry much about variability in income), it disincentivizes content creators, as there's no way to get outsized returns (like there are in purchase- or pay-per-use-based markets). It's basically rewarding mediocrity, and quantity over quality.

Then again, you also have the idea of account-based cloud content systems, but those provide incentives to the content creators but not the publishers/distributors, which make them pretty much dead in the water.
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
7. Re: Morning Consolidation May 18, 2012, 18:41 killer_roach
 
PHJF wrote on May 18, 2012, 15:38:
Black & White is still the premier feces throwing simulator.

I thought that was pretty much any Internet forum.
 
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News Comments > Saints Row 4 Outed?
5. Re: Saints Row 4 Outed? May 16, 2012, 12:07 killer_roach
 
Hopefully it happens... remember they're owned by THQ, which just had yet another quarter of losing more money than their entire market capitalization.

I have a hard time trusting any THQ plans for anything past next week at this point.
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
4. Re: Morning Consolidation May 15, 2012, 14:12 killer_roach
 
Cutter wrote on May 15, 2012, 14:09:
Dev wrote on May 15, 2012, 11:35:
"Marketeers would argue that in reality there’s no difference between on-disc DLC and downloadable DLC – the on-disc content would not be there were it not for planned revenue generated by the consumer payout, they say."

LOL

Jesus Christ, marketing people really are the scum of the earth aren't they?

Doesn't keep it from being true. The only difference is that people get more upset when there's data they can't access as opposed to data they didn't know existed, just could be pushed with a flip of a switch.
 
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
2. Re: Evening Tech Bits May 14, 2012, 23:20 killer_roach
 
Cutter wrote on May 14, 2012, 22:09:
The real story is why is a guy who's been tanking the company getting such a huge payout? Fucking CEOs man, it's like winning the lottery regardless of how you perform.

A lot of times those severance packages are negotiated at the time they're hired - the company's taking a gamble on their new CEO, and the CEO hire is going to try to get that sort of a severance put into their contract because, as the saying goes, you hire a CEO for the purpose of firing them later.
 
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News Comments > Gatherings & Competitions
3. Re: Gatherings & Competitions May 13, 2012, 15:25 killer_roach
 
Wallshadows wrote on May 13, 2012, 12:26:
Less booth babes and no more exclusive invite-only press events would be a start.


That's the inevitable result, but you seem to miss why that will likely result.

The big, lavish trade shows have pretty much always been put on for the benefit of the retailers who might carry your products... who are now less and less important themselves.

It's going to be less and less likely that you'll see mass gatherings for trade shows and the like and more with publishers doing their own events behind closed doors with press or handling product announcements at investor conference calls / Webcasts (which, as dry as they sound, could be where you see the most stylish presentations in the hopes of getting investors on board with them).

The people who really get hurt by this are the Kentia Hall exhibitors at E3, but a lot of them will likely migrate to PAX if they can.
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
2. Re: When DLC Runs Amok.... May 11, 2012, 15:37 killer_roach
 
RailWizard wrote on May 11, 2012, 12:23:
DLC doesn't "run amok", the fucking slimeball devs/publishers do that.

It's also no shock at all that it's an Asian company that has 'perfected' this nickle and dime rape train either. Making shit games with a bazillion unwanted sequels would be why all asian game dev corps are at the bottom of the barrel and have been for years. When is the last time any asian developed game had some free content? That's right, never.

One word: Sony. Another word: Capcom. Four more letters: GTFO.

Sony and Capcom are pikers in terms of DLC.

I take it somebody's not familiar with Namco Bandai.
 
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News Comments > etc.
21. Re: etc. May 10, 2012, 16:39 killer_roach
 
Jivaro wrote on May 10, 2012, 16:29:
In California gift cards don't have sales tax, can't have service fees, and they aren't permitted to have expiration dates unless printed on the cards in a certain size font prior to sale. Digital or retail.

Is that unique? I thought that was the norm.

No sales tax or service fees here in Michigan on them...
 
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News Comments > The Binding Of Isaac DLC This Month
12. Re: The Binding Of Isaac DLC This Month May 10, 2012, 15:59 killer_roach
 
xXBatmanXx wrote on May 10, 2012, 14:14:
I think it is harder after each one. I was playing on the laptop and the first few levels were super easy. Now the first levels are sometimes very difficult out of the gate.

I'm remembering in particular after the "Everything's Terrible!" achievement unlocks that it mentions something about the difficulty spike.

From looking it up, that's after six times through.
 
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News Comments > etc.
16. Re: etc. May 10, 2012, 15:18 killer_roach
 
xXBatmanXx wrote on May 10, 2012, 14:17:
Don't all of them take PayPal? Hell I paid for D3 with paypal (which was surprising)

Steam takes PayPal, but some people don't even use that (those people are typically either paranoid or teenagers without a bank account, maybe both).
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
20. Re: Morning Tech Bits May 10, 2012, 13:53 killer_roach
 
nin wrote on May 10, 2012, 10:56:
I'd be surprised if slysoft doesn't offer an option to rip those right out soon...


Assuming they don't already. My purchase of a lifetime license was money well spent.
 
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News Comments > The Binding Of Isaac DLC This Month
10. Re: The Binding Of Isaac DLC This Month May 10, 2012, 13:37 killer_roach
 
xXBatmanXx wrote on May 10, 2012, 11:50:
Crahed through 5 playthroughs last night. Man you have to get damn lucky to get a powerful character to get through it. If you don't get any tear upgrades or minions, it takes a really long time to kill some of the bosses.

Although, using the Bible was quick and easy. Probably my quickest playthrough at around 40 minutes.

If I recall correctly, it's after five playthroughs that the difficulty starts ramping up...
 
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News Comments > etc.
11. Re: etc. May 10, 2012, 13:04 killer_roach
 
xXBatmanXx wrote on May 10, 2012, 11:22:
Anyone who buys that crap from retail stores needs their head checked. I guess unless it is a gift, which most sites allow gift options anyway - you end up paying a tax.

You realize for some people that's their preferred method, as that way they don't have to use their credit card online (or don't need a credit or debit card at all - just pay cash for the voucher).
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
7. Re: Morning Consolidation May 10, 2012, 10:58 killer_roach
 
Malachii wrote on May 10, 2012, 10:47:
Could this have to do with the hacking downtime and them basically rebuilding the environment?

The report was misread. Most of that loss came from their television business, not from the PlayStation division specifically (not surprisingly - Sony's pretty much conceded the high-end HDTV game to Samsung, but their prices still aren't good enough to compete with the likes of LG, Sharp, or Panasonic).

Additionally, they had a fair bit of capital expenditures related to rebuilding facilities in Thailand damaged or destroyed by flooding... that's never cheap.
 
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