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News Comments > U.K. Sales Charts
1. Re: U.K. Sales Charts Dec 22, 2014, 14:04 Creston
 
as well as a huge price promotion on Ubisoft’s ‘The Crew’ boosting sales by 92% and propelling it from No11 to No6

Always a great sign when you have to price promote your two weeks old game.
 
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News Comments > Spaceship Ahoy - Elite: Dangerous
296. Re: Spaceship Ahoy - Elite: Dangerous Dec 22, 2014, 14:00 Creston
 
Holy spaceballs, almost 300 posts!  
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
6. Re: Morning Consolidation Dec 22, 2014, 13:54 Creston
 
1badmf wrote on Dec 22, 2014, 13:23:
Creston wrote on Dec 22, 2014, 10:56:
Last of Us 2. No. Just no. That story doesn't need to be told again.

did you not like the game? or just had enough of joel and ellie? i'm curious because to me it's one of the greatest games ever made.

No, I actually loved it, very much so. But it stands on its own. Humanity has one final chance for salvation from the zombie plague, and spoilers Joel lets the human race die because he loves Ellie too much to sacrifice her.

It was a great story, and a good, powerful moment when Joel makes that decision in the end, even though he knows that by doing so he spoiler condemns the human race.

A story with new characters would not reach that same poignancy as Joel and Ellie did, unless they basically just do the same story over again, which I don't want to see.

Sometimes a story gets told, and it's done. It needs no further embellishment. But this is the game industry, so we'll undoubtedly get 7 more sequels...


 
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News Comments > etc.
5. Re: Voyager 2 Dec 22, 2014, 11:37 Creston
 
Wolfox wrote on Dec 22, 2014, 11:31:
Actually, "seconds" is shorthand for light-seconds in Elite Dangerous slang. Yes, there is such a thing.

I wasn't aware of that.
 
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
4. Re: Morning Safety Dance Dec 22, 2014, 11:35 Creston
 
They may have nukes (this has never been verified, afaik), but they have no delivery methods. The last time they tried to launch a long range delivery missile, the thing basically just shot straight back into the ground.

So for now, all they can do is hand deliver these nukes to... I dunno, China, I guess?

India and Pakistan have nukes, and when they say crazy shit everyone just goes "Oh, those crazy Indians/Pakistanis."

But oh no, the hybrid mongoloid that runs North Korea says something and the entire world is in panic. Seriously, fuck those guys. We haven't given two fucks about North Korea in fifty years, and now that we've tried to open a dialogue with them suddenly we have to be afraid? How about we go back to just ignoring the fuck out of them?
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen Arena Commander Version 1.0 Released
50. Re: Star Citizen Arena Commander Version 1.0 Released Dec 22, 2014, 11:26 Creston
 
Comet wrote on Dec 22, 2014, 05:28:
A game is P2W when it is easier and cheaper to pay to get something especial or powerful instead of taking the time to get it. As an example, if you wanted you could get the best armor or weapon in a game like Guild Wars 2 using real money. But people don't consider GW2 P2W. Why? Because to get that best armor or weapon you would have to waste so much money that it makes a lot more sense just playing the game.

There are two problems with this theory.

1) G2 isn't considered P2W because really the only place where said weapons and armor (you can't even buy the high end armor off the TP, actually) matter is in PvE. In PvP the difference between a Legendary and an Exotic is so minor as to be pointless.

If these items made a difference in PvP, GW2 would absolutely be considered P2W, because they are actually being bought by people using RL money. Not thousands of them, but it does happen.

(Also, it takes absolute fucking AGES to make a legendary in GW2 yourself, so the thought that it's easier to do it in game probably doesn't even hold true. If you have enough money that ~$700 is peanuts to you, it's most definitely far easier to just buy Infinity.)

2) People have already bought hundreds (if not thousands) of these ships in SC. Any argument that it's not P2W because the ships are easier to get in-game is thus already nullified before anyone ever gets a chance to see whether that statement is actually true or not.
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen Arena Commander Version 1.0 Released
49. Re: Star Citizen Arena Commander Version 1.0 Released Dec 22, 2014, 11:09 Creston
 
Beamer wrote on Dec 22, 2014, 10:19:
Never trust someone calling himself "elite."

Seriously. How many more times does Joe Flacco have to prove that?
 
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News Comments > etc.
1. Voyager 2 Dec 22, 2014, 11:03 Creston
 
That is absolutely awesome.

Note: (Voyager 2 is) 2.1 million seconds away from Sol.

That should be light-seconds. Seconds is not a measure of distance.
 
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
2. Re: Morning Safety Dance Dec 22, 2014, 10:59 Creston
 
Fuck North Korea and their warnings. Seriously, why the fuck is the entire world shaking in their boots over some fucking ass-end shithole that may genuinely be the most wretched and miserable "nation" that ever existed?

Can't we just get our Secretary of State to issue a hearty "Hey, you know what? Fuck you guys," statement to these idiots?
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
1. Re: Morning Consolidation Dec 22, 2014, 10:56 Creston
 
Last of Us 2. No. Just no. That story doesn't need to be told again.
 
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News Comments > ROTT TTURNS TTWENTTY
6. Re: ROTT TTURNS TTWENTTY Dec 22, 2014, 10:54 Creston
 
I love all these "Hey, do you remember these awesome games you played when you were in your early twenties? Those games are now twenty years old! "

AS IF I NEEDED ANOTHER REMINDER HOW OLD I AM!!

Thanks, Blue! Shakefist
 
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News Comments > Sunday Safety Dance
6. Re: Sunday Safety Dance Dec 22, 2014, 01:37 Creston
 
Tomas wrote on Dec 22, 2014, 00:47:
I can't tell you how tempted I am to just get the pirate "fix".

Why don't you, dude? Fuck these assclowns and their worthless DRM bullshit. You bought the game and can't play it. You are WELL within your rights to download whatever to get the fucking thing to play.

 
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News Comments > Steamship Ahoy - Assetto Corsa
15. Re: Steamship Ahoy - Assetto Corsa Dec 21, 2014, 17:26 Creston
 
Dmitri_M wrote on Dec 21, 2014, 04:34:
Creston wrote on Dec 21, 2014, 02:18:
This, or Project Cars?

AC. If you want a game focused on driving physics.

Project Cars for the graphics. The physics are OK. I guess. It's a Gran Turismo style game for PC. Looks like a sim and tries hard to be one, but isn't.

My sim driving time is split between Iracing and AC. Iracing for the best online racing available. AC for hotlapping and the physics, which are the best I've experienced.

Thanks, I appreciate the feedback.
 
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News Comments > Sunday Safety Dance
2. Re: Sunday Safety Dance Dec 21, 2014, 17:25 Creston
 
DRM in a three year old game. Fuck you, publishers/developers.
 
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News Comments > GSC Game World Back in Business
2. Re: GSC Game World Back in Business Dec 21, 2014, 17:23 Creston
 
We would definitely win the legal action against them, but we won't start it

There's no reason to, as West End Games has zero desire to actually make a game. They only want to steal money and run.
 
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News Comments > Steamship Ahoy - Assetto Corsa
6. Re: Steamship Ahoy - Assetto Corsa Dec 21, 2014, 02:18 Creston
 
This, or Project Cars?  
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News Comments > Outcast 1.1 Released
1. Re: Outcast 1.1 Released Dec 20, 2014, 14:12 Creston
 
Surprising. Hope it sells well for them.  
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News Comments > Respawn on Titanfall on Origin vs. Steam
17. Re: Respawn on Titanfall on Origin vs. Steam Dec 20, 2014, 00:59 Creston
 
Everyone could have told you that from day one, but all you could see was OMG EA MONIES!!!

Hope you enjoy the dead game you built.
 
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News Comments > World Wide Funder Refutes STALKER Apocalypse Collusion
20. Re: World Wide Funder Refutes STALKER Apocalypse Collusion Dec 19, 2014, 16:31 Creston
 
siapnar wrote on Dec 19, 2014, 16:22:
Creston wrote on Dec 19, 2014, 14:02:
*extremely thorough satirical press release write-up*
Damn Creston, you ARE bored aren't you..

You have no idea...
 
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News Comments > World Wide Funder Refutes STALKER Apocalypse Collusion
11. Re: World Wide Funder Refutes STALKER Apocalypse Collusion Dec 19, 2014, 14:02 Creston
 
I was thinking, we really need something akin to "Honest Reviews." It could be called like "Honest Press Releases."

Ubisoft's press release for AC:Unity would read:

"AC:Unity is in a terribly unfinished state, but we're worried that if we allow the game media to say so (the few we can't buy off anyway), that most people won't buy it and will wait for it to both be fixed and be on sale for five bucks. So we're just putting an embargo on the whole review thing until after it's been released. Also, when we 'fix' it with future patches, we really mean that we're going to gimp it until it barely looks like the game we promised.

Yes, we know, we know, we should have just done that prematurely, like we did with Watchdogs. Lesson learned, okay?!"



This press release here could read as follows:

"We are the team behind Theft website WFUNDER. We're here to clear up some confusion. One of the blatant scams on our website, Stalker Apocalypse has stirred up a lot of controversy lately, as well as absolute thousands of spot-on accusations of it not being a game, but a blatant case of attempted fraud. We've had nobody try to hack out website, because 99% of our visitors visit exactly one page before, presumably, just exiting out with an immediate knowledge that we're nothing but a bunch of pathetically desperate thief-wannabes.

Some have said we are the same company. Well, the company West Games did not make our website. (We hired some jackass to do it for 30 rubles and a gallon of gas.) Other than that, yeah, we really are just the same people. Leonid Kovtun is a member of our company, and also the asshat that's been trying to steal money from as many people as he can for years now. This is simply his latest attempt to do so.

TheftFUNDER is a platform that gives people unique ways to steal money. Unlike most of these other websites, that force you to actually raise your entire goal before you get a dime, or the ones that allow you to raise just a part of it and still get the money, but that better curate whether you're an actual project versus a quick money-grab, we allow you to put any kind of bullshit up and get money for it! Really, we only did that because it really fucking sucked when we'd gotten like 20 grand in pledges on Kickstarter for our non-game Stalker Apocalypse, and then the bastards wouldn't give us that money. WE HAD EARNED THAT MONEY! WE HAD STOLEN IT FAIR AND SQUARE!

We also allow people from around the world to post projects on our website, and we take money from everywhere too. When your entire existence is built on blatantly obvious theft, why limit yourself to just the US and Europe, knowwutimsayin'?

We've implemented some bullshit features that have nothing to do with crowdsourcing in an attempt to make it appear as if we're legit. We call these features unique, even if they are anything but. Hey, you never know. Some illiterate housewife in darker Zambia might read it and think it's genuine! She could potentially donate a couple of bucks!

Many people have asked us to shut Stalker Apocalypse down. The simple answer is that we won't, because
A) It's our own scam
B) We put a lot of effort into this scam (it's hard work to take stock assets from Unity and make screenshots of them and pretend it's your own game, you know? Leonid spent like two hours horseshitting those 'screenshots' together!)
C) We haven't made a fucking dime off this scam yet, you assholes!

We've reached out to West Games, ie, ourselves, and we showed ourselves that we totally have the rights to use this name for this project. By which we mean that IF the guys from the real S.T.A.L.K.E.R thought for a second that we were actually in any danger of making this game, they would sue our asses off, and any judge would look at this case for roughly five seconds before declaring in their favor and ordering us to shut down.

We're not worried about that, though, because we have no intention of actually making a game. We just want money. So all of you who are worried about a non-official Stalker game being released, just relax! We're NEVER going to make this game. Once we get another 20K, we're gone, and we'll take our shitty website with us.

Discover projects, join discussions and create your own projects Click on the donate button now at www.wfunder.com. To make it easier for you to donate, we've included an option where you just mail us your credit card. We promise to only charge whatever level you want to fund at, and then we'll cut it up. Scout's honor."



(Yes, I'm bored.)
 
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