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News Comments > Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel Trailer & Skill Trees
8. Re: Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel Trailer & Skill Trees Sep 18, 2014, 11:17 Creston
 
Darks wrote on Sep 18, 2014, 11:03:
Ahh, Creston, you are always looking for something to pick about.

Yeah, sorry I'm not a mindless shill like you. I don't just eat whatever bullshit a publisher tries to feed you.

This is not an add-on. Its a full blown game. In fact the game is extensively longer then BL1 was.

Really? Based on what? Based on what Randy Pitchford has said? I'd wait until it comes out and people have played through before I'd make that statement.

Because BL1 was a pretty long game. 15 to 20 hours if you did all the main quest. longer if you did the side questing.

Exactly. Which just reinforces the idea that you probably should hold off on claims that this one is longer than BL1, because BL1 could easily go into 30-40 hours if you did all quests in your first playthrough.

But length aside, this is really no improvement over BL2. The low-grav mutator because it's on the moon thing is embarrassing enough to be touted as a feature, but it's still the same concept of four characters each with a single skill and a bunch of minor bonuses etc etc etc. It's Yet Again The Same Formula.

If people enjoy that, eh, more power to them. There must apparently have been plenty of people clamoring for "just more BL2." Selling them that for 60 bucks, though, is pretty shitty in my book.

 
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News Comments > Torment: Tides of Numenera Gameplay Video
24. Re: Torment: Tides of Numenera Gameplay Video Sep 18, 2014, 10:59 Creston
 
Sho wrote on Sep 18, 2014, 09:28:
But I do want better.

How much money did you put in the Kickstarter?
 
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News Comments > Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel Trailer & Skill Trees
6. Re: Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel Trailer & Skill Trees Sep 18, 2014, 10:52 Creston
 
It's an expansion pack sold for full price. Good luck with that, whichever publisher is responsible for that.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
32. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 17, 2014, 15:20 Creston
 
1badmf wrote on Sep 17, 2014, 14:59:
blues has a forum!??!

We whined, begged, wheedled and cajoled him into creating one several years back, since we were "all going to use it a lot."

Sadly, that turned out to be a bald-faced lie, and we really never use it...
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
31. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 17, 2014, 15:19 Creston
 
PHJF wrote on Sep 17, 2014, 13:31:
Been enjoying that great surfeit of flight and space sims over the past decade, eh?

Most flight sim fans are more than happy to play the same one for a period of 10+ years.
 
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General Discussion > Amazon Orders
20. Re: Amazon Orders Sep 17, 2014, 15:18 Creston
 
Will W wrote on Sep 13, 2014, 13:26:
The printer hasn't shipped yet, so maybe that was another one someone else bought? I double checked to be sure the correct one was ordered...you freaked me out. :-) Keep an eye on them and see if they disappear. Amazon applied tax yet again. Sometimes they just credit the tax but sometimes they do a return and make it a new order. No idea why they can't get the tax crap figured out.

Because every single state has different tax laws, and it drives them insane...

 
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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
35. Re: Morning Mobilization Sep 17, 2014, 13:45 Creston
 
InBlack wrote on Sep 17, 2014, 04:07:
The publishers set the prices. However, what Amazon is doing is undercutting EVEN THE NET PRICES. I cannot stress how fucking low this is. They are selling the books for LESS than they bought them. They are still making money on the huge bestsellers (and all the assorted other shit that they now sell) but by undercutting all the rest of the books and selling them at a slight loss, they are ENLARGING their user base and destroying any and ALL kind of fair competition.

EDIT: Apparently you weren't talking about ebooks but paper books, or at least judging from your post in reply to PHJF. Paper books are on the way out. It's a sad reality of life. The newspapers all bitched and whined and moaned too when the internet was making them obsolete.

Find a new business model or go out of business. Life is hard. And again, small bookstores are doing fine.

Original reply below (I don't feel like modifying it.)

That's an interesting perspective, but seeing as how small bookstores (Ie, not the giant pieces of shit like Barnes and Noble) have been reporting steadily growing business for the past three years, I'm going to say that it's not born out in practice.

I don't know what Amazon pays for books or whether they make a loss on it or not. Since we're talking about ebooks here, I'm going to go with the generally held belief that since we're just talking about an additional digital copy, which can be generated for LITERALLY zero cost, the idea that you're suffering a loss on it is just stuck in the old "WELL DAMMIT, 9000 PEOPLE AT THE PUBLISHER HAVE TO EAT FROM THIS BOOK!" way of thinking.

None of the rest of the competition is big enough to afford to sell books at a LOSS.

Again, small bookstores are doing fine.

They are quickly and efficiently turning themselves into the only customer on the block. You sell to them, or you dont sell at all.

Yeah, it's amazing how quickly people will flock to a company that

A) Gives them good prices
B) Gives them great customer service
C) Treats the authors just as well as their customers

As someone who works for a company that does both retail and publishing, Amazon's practices are killings us.

Sorry to hear that. Find a new business model.

They are basically killing the industry.

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA. No. What they are doing is killing the OLD industry. The industry that said that a fucking Ebook should be MORE EXPENSIVE THAN A PAPER VERSION. The industry that has long paid authors between 2-12% of the sales price of a book. The industry that has conspired with Apple to artificially keep the prices of ebooks well above what the market would otherwise pay.

You know what? FUCK that industry. Fuck it with a fucking rusty saw. It can't fucking die quickly enough.

All this bullshit "Oh, but publishers give advances to poor authors so they can quit their jobs and write!" broohaha in this letter is nothing but blatant fucking lies. Sure, they give advances. To the likes of Stephen King and Suzanne Collins. You think that as a peon writer you get any advances? You practically have to fucking pay THEM to get your fucking book on a shelf.

This is the DEFINITION of anti trust and needs to be stopped.

Yeah, no, it really isn't. The definition of anti-trust is what the big 5 publishers got their ass handed over in court: Illegal price fixing.

Amazon is creating a monopoly the likes of which the world has never seen.

Boohooo, as opposed to the monopoly of the big 5 which treated both its customers AND its product like shit. How terrible. Amazon treats both customers AND authors fantastically.

This currently benefits the consumer, but once they eliminate ALL competition guess who gets to pick up the bill.

Yeah yeah, waaaah, won't someone think of the children! It sounds very similar to the whole "Amazon's image will be eroded if this continues" whiny-ass fairytale bullshit in the letter itself.
 
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News Comments > Bejeweled 3 Free on Origin
9. Re: Bejeweled 3 Free on Origin Sep 17, 2014, 13:32 Creston
 
Free games = awesome, and Bejeweled is ridiculously addicting.

Thank you, EA. This is much appreciated.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
22. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 17, 2014, 13:15 Creston
 
ForgedReality wrote on Sep 17, 2014, 12:31:
That's so goddamned insane. There must be a name for this mental illness from which some people suffer. Seriously, why not just switch X as well? If you're gonna "push" in a direction, why not at least be consistent with it?

It's a flight sim / space sim thing. Real pilots push up to go down, so do we.
 
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News Comments > Xbox One Controller for Windows in November
18. Re: Xbox One Controller for Windows in November Sep 17, 2014, 13:03 Creston
 
Verno wrote on Sep 17, 2014, 12:30:
Creston wrote on Sep 17, 2014, 11:45:
Is the bone controller really that much better than the 360 controller?

Nope. It's more comfortable to hold but I find other things to be straight up regressions from the 360 controller.

I will happily ignore this controller then. Thanks.
 
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PC Gaming > Post your FPS config - old school
10. Re: Post your FPS config - old school Sep 17, 2014, 11:50 Creston
 
Term wrote on Sep 17, 2014, 11:20:
To stir things up, here's my configuration as a Leftie:

Forward - KeyPad 8
Backward - KeyPad 5
Strafe Left - KeyPad 4
Strafe Right - KeyPad 6
Lean Left - KeyPad 7
Lean Right - KeyPad 9
Reload - KeyPad +
Use/Open - KeyPad Enter
Jump - Arrowkey Right
Crouch - Arrowkey Down
Prone - KeyPad 0
Various Items - KeyPad 1/2/3
Map, Journal and stuff - Ins/Home/PgUp/Del/End/PgDn
Fire - LMB
Alt Fire - RMB

Needless to say, nowadays almost any game restricts me from using *all* these keys, so it's usually a PITA to set up my lefthander keys for a new game.

You FILTHY HEATHEN! Go wash that poor keyboard RIGHT NOW!
 
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
7. Re: Morning Safety Dance Sep 17, 2014, 11:48 Creston
 
LittleMe wrote on Sep 17, 2014, 11:11:
And... Who runs the courts?


Technically not the Executive Branch. Whether that holds up in reality is to be debated, but there ARE judges who don't let the government just rampantly run roughshod over the law and the Constitution.
 
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News Comments > Assassin's Creed Rogue for PC Possible
4. Re: Assassin's Creed Rogue for PC Possible Sep 17, 2014, 11:46 Creston
 
Slashman wrote on Sep 17, 2014, 11:17:
Why even bother making games for last gen consoles? What is the point?

150+ million potential customers? It's not that hard to see the point...
 
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News Comments > Xbox One Controller for Windows in November
11. Re: Xbox One Controller for Windows in November Sep 17, 2014, 11:45 Creston
 
Is the bone controller really that much better than the 360 controller?
 
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News Comments > MS/Mojang $2.5B Deal Confirmed
125. Re: MS/Mojang $2.5B Deal Confirmed Sep 17, 2014, 11:08 Creston
 
Redmask wrote on Sep 16, 2014, 18:26:
They are expecting this to pay for itself by Q2 2015,

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA. 2.5B dollars in < 12 months?

Oh Nutella, you're even more insane than Ballmer ever was.
 
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News Comments > Assassin's Creed Rogue for PC Possible
2. Re: Assassin's Creed Rogue for PC Possible Sep 17, 2014, 10:55 Creston
 
bhcompy wrote on Sep 17, 2014, 10:51:
The game is being developed for 360 and PS3.

Not PS4 or XBone?

No, Rogue is a last-gen AC game. PC, PS4 and Failbone get AC Unity, the Paris one.
 
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
5. Re: Morning Safety Dance Sep 17, 2014, 10:54 Creston
 
That sounds very very very much like extortion. Time to take all these government fuckers to criminal court.
 
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PC Gaming > Post your FPS config - old school
5. Re: Post your FPS config - old school Sep 17, 2014, 10:50 Creston
 
Forward - W
Backward - S
Strafe Left - A
Strafe Right - D
Run - Left Shift
Jump - Space
Crouch - C
Zoom - Z
Special Power - Left Ctrl
Use/Open - E
Reload - R
Lean Left - Q (In Bethesda games, Q is for "Run Continuously." God bless those guys for that option.)
Lean Right - T
Grenade - G
Melee - F
Heal - H

Miscellaneous - V & B.

Fire - Left MB
Alt Fire - Right MB (or if there is no alt fire, but a Zoom or Focus or Bullet Time, I sometimes put that on RMB. Just depends on how often I use it.)
Miscellaneous - Middle MB.

And then the typical M for Map, I for Inventory etc.

Oh, and Invert Mouse Y axis all the way.
 
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News Comments > Evening Consolidation
15. Re: Evening Consolidation Sep 16, 2014, 18:03 Creston
 
nin wrote on Sep 16, 2014, 15:55:
jdreyer wrote on Sep 16, 2014, 15:36:
Creston wrote on Sep 16, 2014, 12:37:
I wish we could start preparing for life after Michael FUCKING PACHTER.

COCKBUCKET

You say that as if from experience. Have you ever, uh, met Mr. Pachter?


Just to be clear, is a "cockbucket" underwear? An athletic cup? A thong? I'm trying not to ponder too much, but the verbage is curious...


A bucket is typically a container of, or a receptacle of, the item it's intended to hold. See also, bucket, water.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
7. Re: Morning Metaverse Sep 16, 2014, 18:01 Creston
 
Task wrote on Sep 16, 2014, 15:51:
And yet on other crappy sites its common to see, "repent, repent, ISIS will take over the Earth, repent, terrorism gonna getcha, blah blah!" comments get upvoted by crazies. And then the following comments are a "social" online (i.e. useless) debate on "religion." With a few sprinkled in comments from non-crazies pointing out who actually funded/trained "the boogeymans terrorists."

o_O What the hell kinda sites do you hang out on???
 
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