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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
32. Re: Morning Consolidation Nov 20, 2014, 18:05 Creston
 
Yosemite Sam wrote on Nov 20, 2014, 15:14:
nin wrote on Nov 20, 2014, 14:21:
Yosemite Sam wrote on Nov 20, 2014, 14:17:
Just saw a video from the new GTA5... you can take peyote in single player and play as one of the animals in the game. The one I saw they played as a seagull. Pretty damn cool if you ask me.

I think there's like 27 different trips????


I wonder if you can play as sea creatures too, like a shark Cruise up and down Vesputti beach munching on swimmers

*knock knock*
"Who is it?"

"Candygram"

"...who sent you?"

"err...plumber, ma'am"

"I didn't call for a plumber.....you're that land shark aren't you?!"

"...no ma'am, I'm a dolphin"

"oh, if you're only a dolphin then that's alr-ahhhhhhhhhhhhh...."

Put down the peyote, Sam... it'll be okay...
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
3. Re: Morning Metaverse Nov 20, 2014, 18:02 Creston
 
It's the ISPs just adding garbage upload data to netflix return streams, so they can go back to Netflix in a year and say "Yeah, but you don't just ruin our network with downstream, you do it with upstream too! PAY US MORE FUCKING MONEY!"

 
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News Comments > Elite: Dangerous Refund Policy
131. Re: Elite: Dangerous Refund Policy Nov 20, 2014, 17:46 Creston
 
DangerDog wrote on Nov 20, 2014, 17:10:

They're using the "cloud" argument, in that they need the power of the "cloud" to make the game function - or at least work in the way they envisioned it.

SO ELIET WILL HAVE TEH POWER OF TEH FOUR XBONES???!!!?!
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
15. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 20, 2014, 16:33 Creston
 
Burrito of Peace wrote on Nov 20, 2014, 16:13:
Creston wrote on Nov 20, 2014, 15:55:
jdreyer wrote on Nov 20, 2014, 13:55:
My cases tend to rust out after a few years, especially the USB ports.

Try tightening the clamps on your water cooling

Or at least wiping down the front after some "alone time".

OH NO YOU DIN'T!!!!


 
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News Comments > Elite: Dangerous Refund Policy
109. Re: Elite: Dangerous Refund Policy Nov 20, 2014, 16:29 Creston
 
panbient wrote on Nov 20, 2014, 15:59:
I think the bigger issue here is that a lot of gamers chose to think with their hearts instead of their heads and wanted to believe that the removal of corporate suits would result in some kind of gaming utopia.

*shuffles feet while looking down guiltily.*

Yeah, I admit that was really kind of my fond dream.

(at least I didn't back this. So far none of my KSers have broken promises except release dates, which was already expected anyway.)

 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
13. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 20, 2014, 15:55 Creston
 
jdreyer wrote on Nov 20, 2014, 13:55:
My cases tend to rust out after a few years, especially the USB ports.

Try tightening the clamps on your water cooling
 
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News Comments > Elite: Dangerous Refund Policy
99. Re: Elite: Dangerous Refund Policy Nov 20, 2014, 15:52 Creston
 
Flatline wrote on Nov 20, 2014, 15:38:
Reverse the situation, where you order oak and receive pine, and you have a real situation.

Forgive mine ignorance in the relative strength of wood.
 
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News Comments > Elite: Dangerous Refund Policy
98. Re: Elite: Dangerous Refund Policy Nov 20, 2014, 15:51 Creston
 
Orogogus wrote on Nov 20, 2014, 15:32:
Creston wrote on Nov 20, 2014, 14:49:
No, you paid for a pine chicken coop, and that's what's said in the contract. You can sue for breach of warranty and will win in any US courtroom.

I know you said you're no lawyer, but have you taken this stuff to court before? I feel very strongly that Beamer is right on this point. Unless there's solid evidence that the hypothetical supplier used oak to cut costs in full knowledge of very real risks to the buyer, something like that will hardly ever win. That's simply not what happens in a courtroom.

I haven't, no, but car lawyers have, and have won over minor differences because those minor differences were expressly mentioned in the sale of the car. (ie, my white leather versus black leather example.)

In any case, like I said, I don't want this to turn into a legal debate, since I agree with Beamer that none of this will ever go to court. The most you'd probably be able to get back is going to be 50 bucks, and the court fees alone are more.
 
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News Comments > Elite: Dangerous Refund Policy
79. Re: Elite: Dangerous Refund Policy Nov 20, 2014, 15:00 Creston
 
FU wrote on Nov 20, 2014, 14:54:
I will never back anything on KS or the like. I see no point when there isn't any ROI for me.

I've had some pretty good returns, though. Wasteland 2 and Shadowrun Returns are both pretty darn awesome.
 
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News Comments > Elite: Dangerous Refund Policy
71. Re: Elite: Dangerous Refund Policy Nov 20, 2014, 14:49 Creston
 
Beamer wrote on Nov 20, 2014, 14:30:
The problem becomes two-fold:
1) Damages. There are essentially zero damages here

In a breach of warranty claim, the 'damage' is the price you paid for the item that is not as advertised. So in this case, I'd imagine whatever you put into the Kickstarter, but FD could then also probably take out the cost of the rewards, and you'd likely be left with the price of the game, ie 50 bucks, as 'damages.'

2) Whether or not the offline single player is material, and it's exceedingly unlikely it would be found to be material

That'd be up to a court to decide, but they specifically mentioned offline single player as an item, and are not delivering it. I'm no lawyer, obviously, but in a breach of warranty claim, whether it was a "big item" or a "small item" doesn't matter. If you say you'll sell a 2014 mustang with black leather seats, 48K miles and a hitch, and you deliver a 2014 mustang with white leather seats, 48K miles and a hitch, you've still breached the warranty.

Let's say you have chickens and you pay a guy to build you a chicken coop out of pine. He builds it out of oak. In the end, you likely have nothing to sue him for. Yes, the contract said pine, but it isn't really material. You wanted a chicken coop you got a chicken coop. All you can sue for is what the actual damages are, and there are none.

No, you paid for a pine chicken coop, and that's what's said in the contract. You can sue for breach of warranty and will win in any US courtroom.


You can still play your space sim, which is the key part of the contract.
You can still play it single player.
You just can't play it offline.

Which was part of the warranty. The law doesn't state material, it states (b) Any description of the goods which is made part of the basis of the bargain creates an express warranty that the goods shall conform to the description.

ANY description.

Courts would never, ever find it material, though.

I'm fairly sure it wouldn't matter. But again, I'm no lawyer.

I also honestly don't care one way or the other, I just mentioned this since I just learned about this recently and thought it would likely apply. I think the whole Kickstarter part of it being something you fund rather than buy would likely throw a bigger wrench in the entire issue than whether it's material or not, because I'm pretty sure that wouldn't matter.

In any case, I also didn't want this to turn into a massive back and forth legal debate.
 
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News Comments > Elite: Dangerous Refund Policy
59. Re: Elite: Dangerous Refund Policy Nov 20, 2014, 14:18 Creston
 
Beamer wrote on Nov 20, 2014, 13:55:
Cutter never, ever is right about what is illegal. He's always convinced something is fraud when there's zero evidence.

I doubt you'd get anywhere with a Fraud suit, because you'd have to prove that Frontier did this maliciously and with intent to deceive, which I seriously doubt they did.

But a Breach of Warranty claim could perhaps be upheld.

According to the law

(1) Express warranties by the seller are created as follows:

(a) Any affirmation of fact or promise made by the seller to the buyer which relates to the goods and becomes part of the basis of the bargain creates an express warranty that the goods shall conform to the affirmation or promise.
(b) Any description of the goods which is made part of the basis of the bargain creates an express warranty that the goods shall conform to the description.


Now, that's if Frontier was here in the US, but they aren't, and I have no idea how that holds across the pond. If they had been here in the US, you could probably hang a Breach of Warranty claim on them and their lawyer would very likely advise them to just refund your money.

(I have no idea whether the Kickstarter part of the story would make any difference. That'd really be up to a court to decide.)
 
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News Comments > Ships Ahoy - Dragon Age: Inquisition
114. Re: Ships Ahoy - Dragon Age: Inquisition Nov 20, 2014, 13:53 Creston
 
NegaDeath wrote on Nov 20, 2014, 13:21:
The moment I knew it was time to quit and wait for patches was when my 2H Rogue used their leap slash move and jumped right past the enemy, doing no damage. Cause wtf's a lock-on? As an in-universe explanation I think my character has double vision.

For fuck's sake, Laidlaw... "We spent a lot of time on the PC UI!" Lying sack of turdwaffles.


Thanks for the archer update, Verno. May do that as my next character then, because I do love the rogues. (though I doubt there's any stealing anything this time around? I LOVE the Rogue-only mission in DA:O )
 
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News Comments > Elite: Dangerous Refund Policy
50. Re: Elite: Dangerous Refund Policy Nov 20, 2014, 13:51 Creston
 
NetHead wrote on Nov 20, 2014, 13:48:
I think it would be quite ironic and somewhat fitting if the jilted backers DDOS the hell out of this.

All that does is fuck over legitimate customers. It's not going to make Braben lie awake at night.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
6. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 20, 2014, 12:59 Creston
 
PHJF wrote on Nov 20, 2014, 12:11:
Time to retire my Antec 900 after many years of admirable (if dusty) service. The winner is... the CM Storm Stryker!

Oooh, fancy. A bit too fancy for me, but it looks nice.
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
1. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Nov 20, 2014, 12:57 Creston
 
$125,000 per shared MP3 is perfectly reasonable, however.
 
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News Comments > Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare 2014's "Biggest Entertainment Launch"; Series Tops $10B
13. Re: Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare 2014's Nov 20, 2014, 12:54 Creston
 
Behold! The field in which we grow our fucks!

Thou shalt notice it is barren.
 
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News Comments > Ships Ahoy - Dragon Age: Inquisition
111. Re: Ships Ahoy - Dragon Age: Inquisition Nov 20, 2014, 12:53 Creston
 
Yep, and it's 100% true.  
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News Comments > Elite: Dangerous Refund Policy
27. Re: Elite: Dangerous Refund Policy Nov 20, 2014, 12:48 Creston
 
walrus1 wrote on Nov 20, 2014, 12:04:
Thank god for credit card charge backs. Item not as described? Seller refusing refund? Charge back!

Isn't there a time limit on that? I doubt you can charge back something you "bought" almost two years ago?
 
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News Comments > Elite: Dangerous Refund Policy
22. Re: Elite: Dangerous Refund Policy Nov 20, 2014, 12:39 Creston
 
PunkiBastardo wrote on Nov 20, 2014, 09:53:
Even though I don't like these offline-scraping news, at this point they've put themselves against a wall. They can't really refund the people who have played already or massive amounts of customers are just gonna ask for a refund to their overpriced alpha/beta purchase and get the much cheaper release version in a few weeks.

That's actually a very good point.
 
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News Comments > Ships Ahoy - Dragon Age: Inquisition
109. Re: Ships Ahoy - Dragon Age: Inquisition Nov 20, 2014, 12:36 Creston
 
NegaDeath wrote on Nov 20, 2014, 12:03:
"Player experience is a top priority for us."

Hahahaha, right. That explains the god-awful PC UI...

We'll see if they fix anything. I'm not holding my breath, but fortunately I've gotten used to the UI enough that I can play without it bothering me too much.

I'll never play a warrior in DA:I, though. That's the kind of stupid aggravation I can do without. Sadly, that means I'll never play a dual-wield rogue either, and that's my second-favorite class
 
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