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News Comments > Valve Offering Earth: Year 2066 Refunds
16. Re: Valve Offering Earth: Year 2066 Refunds May 6, 2014, 11:19 Beamer
 
Darks wrote on May 6, 2014, 09:59:
InBlack wrote on May 6, 2014, 09:11:
Its sobering that Steam has gotten so fucking damned huge that they cant even police their own digital store. Maybe Gabe should invest some of those mountains of cash into hiring some dedicated people to do just that.

Why should he, when he has us to do his dirty work for him. The problem is people are too willing to buy these shit games and vote for them. Steam has been in a downfall for a while now. Constant disconnects and down times. Steam is turning into an over bloated pig. And all of these early access games are just making it worse.

Broken record, dude.

As others mentioned, Steam operates like most large stores - it wants selection first. "Policing" takes time. Not just effort, but time. Making sure every product belongs there ends up meaning customers get things later, they don't get as good of a deal (because policing requires adding additional headcount, and for how many things Steam adds weekly that headcount could be triple digits of QA professionals), and it means that some things don't end up there that many people feel it should, and that debate ends up coming up much more frequently and is much more harmful than how often something like this happens.

People would prefer access to EVERYTHING, with an apology when someone else screws up, than their store saying they won't sell something you want because it doesn't meet their potentially arbitrary standards.
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
5. Re: Morning Consolidation May 6, 2014, 11:16 Beamer
 
This all comes from Kotick saying "if you're making a $500 million dollar bet..."

Which doesn't sound the same as "we're spending $500 million on this one title." It could be the entire franchise, which is already signed to be 4 games.


And will people stop with the "Indies do just fine with no budget, AAA is all about graphics!" Have any indies done giant, open, 3D worlds like Skyrim? No. Because that kind of thing, beyond just graphics, is expensive as hell to do. Can we stop with the indie elitism and hating things just because they're expensive. Yes, many of them are stupid, but many of them are also excellent.
 
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News Comments > On Advanced Warfare Realism and Sledghammer's Cancelled Game
25. Re: On Advanced Warfare Realism and Sledghammer's Cancelled Game May 5, 2014, 20:41 Beamer
 
eRe4s3r wrote on May 5, 2014, 19:57:
Fion wrote on May 5, 2014, 16:28:
Heh no I had no idea. But that actually worsens my opinion of the series.

But it may promote innovation...

It definitely promotes innovation. Whether the innovation is good, or enough, remains to be seen, but the games will be less stagnant, undoubtedly.

As for the whole realism/tech argument? Who cares? Some dweeb discussed realism. In actuality it's scifi grounded in scientific fact, though exaggerated, rather than pure fantasy. So what?
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
5. Re: Morning Consolidation May 5, 2014, 19:12 Beamer
 
jdreyer wrote on May 5, 2014, 19:08:
Verno wrote on May 5, 2014, 11:34:
4 new Halo games. Another gears game. But no Crimson Skies

Someone should KS that. Or an homage.

It's weird - the most recent one was cartoony (I never played the first, bought it for the PC super-excited but it never loaded), and it was very arcade-ish. The flight model was absolutely dumb for consoles.

And still, I loved it. Even multiplayer. Loved it.
 
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News Comments > On Advanced Warfare Realism and Sledghammer's Cancelled Game
10. Re: On Advanced Warfare Realism and Sledghammer's Cancelled Game May 5, 2014, 15:22 Beamer
 
I think realism means "vaguely possible," as opposed to, say, what we had in games like UT or Sin.

Still seems a bad choice of words.
 
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News Comments > Oculus Responds to ZeniMax Accusations
28. Re: Oculus Responds to ZeniMax Accusations May 5, 2014, 14:24 Beamer
 
HorrorScope wrote on May 5, 2014, 14:02:
Beamer wrote on May 5, 2014, 14:00:
I don't see how trying to get Facebook money is "sabotaging VR."

Them trying to invest into Ocu and getting shunned. Then shutting down anything they had because of it and then taking Ocu to court over hurt feelings. Seems like a negative vibe to me.

Well yeah, but it isn't about "sabotaging VR." It's about one of their employees contributing significant code, code they pay him to write, that led to the product being acquired for $2 billion.

They aren't trying to prevent VR from hitting shelves, that's ludicrous. What would make you think that? What would they gain? As makers of a very large selling first person title, VR is actually in their best interest.

What they want is a chunk of that $2B Facebook paid. They want that money from Facebook directly. It's not entirely unreasonable and, despite what people are saying here, it's neither personal nor is it against Oculus. They did Oculus a favor with Carmack. That favor resulted in 2 billion dollars. They want Facebook, who has some of the largest pockets in the world, to share that wealth back.

Think of this as Zenimax vs Facebook.
 
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News Comments > Oculus Responds to ZeniMax Accusations
23. Re: Oculus Responds to ZeniMax Accusations May 5, 2014, 14:00 Beamer
 
I don't see how trying to get Facebook money is "sabotaging VR."  
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News Comments > Sunday Mobilization
9. Re: Sunday Mobilization May 4, 2014, 20:10 Beamer
 
HorrorScope wrote on May 4, 2014, 19:38:
Seems to me like the biggest smartphones handle the tasks that most would need from a tablet. The tablets biggest win is doing something while mobile over a laptop, but a big smartphone can do it and more.

Smartphones are about mobility out of the house. Tablets are about mobility in it. A laptop isn't comfortable to use on a chair or a couch. Guess where most people browse the internet and do their stupid Buzzfeed quizzes?

Answer: not somewhere they can easily use a laptop.


People buy laptops sparingly now, because updates aren't very beneficial to someone not doing video editing or video games. People are now buying tablets sparingly, too, for the same reason - newer, better ones offer no real, tangible benefit worth even a fraction of the $500-$800 most are.
 
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News Comments > Sunday Mobilization
2. Re: Sunday Mobilization May 4, 2014, 16:13 Beamer
 
jdreyer wrote on May 4, 2014, 15:20:
Tablets are fun, but they're pretty limited. I'd rather spend the extra money and get a nice laptop at this point.

It's not an either-or situation. You can have both. And both are useful in various situations.
 
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News Comments > Evening Consolidation
3. Re: Evening Consolidation May 3, 2014, 12:26 Beamer
 
Creston wrote on May 3, 2014, 12:05:
Improve voice recognition? But all the Xbone sheep fanboys are bleating that voice recognition is already marvelous and that Kinect is the most perfect thing ever created...

Really?
I've never once seen this.
 
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News Comments > Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Details; Preorders
6. Re: Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Details; Preorders May 3, 2014, 12:25 Beamer
 
Creston wrote on May 3, 2014, 12:00:
Empowered with new, cutting-edge exoskeleton abilities, technological advancements and high-tech gear

So it's basically like Crysis, except for the huge levels and the free-form gameplay. And the finite number of enemies.

Ghosts didn't have infinite spawns. I'm not expecting this one will.
 
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News Comments > Unreal Tournament Reveal Teased for Next Week
11. Re: Unreal Tournament Reveal Teased for Next Week May 2, 2014, 19:26 Beamer
 
I still think I could make the ultimate UT game, but no one asked me.




Jerks.
 
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News Comments > Evening Crowdfunding Roundup
2. Re: Evening Crowdfunding Roundup May 2, 2014, 19:14 Beamer
 
jdreyer wrote on May 2, 2014, 19:11:
Will someone sue RSI for failing to deliver Star Citizen within two years?

Someone may try, but the big difference is that this KS has gone a year without update.
 
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News Comments > etc.
18. Re: etc. May 2, 2014, 15:13 Beamer
 
DangerDog wrote on May 2, 2014, 15:05:
Beamer wrote on May 2, 2014, 14:39:
DangerDog wrote on May 2, 2014, 14:35:
Beamer wrote on May 2, 2014, 13:36:
DangerDog wrote on May 2, 2014, 13:34:
If Sterling is a racist for not wanting to hang out with black people while watching (mostly) black people play basketball then George Clooney is a racist for not wanting to hang out with black people while going on vacation.

Ooooook.

Oh come on, did you listen to the recording? 90% of it was her egging him on and manipulating him into saying shit that sounded like he didn't even mean to say. I think it had less to do with her hanging around with black guys and posting pictures on the internet with them and more about making him look like a cuckold.

"Bring them here and sleep with them, that's fine, just don't post fucking pictures" said the married man to his mistress.

That's my point, he is a cuckold but he sounded like he just didn't want her putting it out there on the internet so that he would have to explain it to other people, same with not wanting her to bring them to the game.

He's old, fat and has prostrate cancer of course he's not plowing her field anymore. Doesn't seem that much to ask that she not flaunt her relationships with other men on the internet or at his games.


He's sleeping with someone while married to someone else.
That's hardly a cuckhold. That's an adulterer.
 
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News Comments > etc.
15. Re: etc. May 2, 2014, 14:39 Beamer
 
DangerDog wrote on May 2, 2014, 14:35:
Beamer wrote on May 2, 2014, 13:36:
DangerDog wrote on May 2, 2014, 13:34:
If Sterling is a racist for not wanting to hang out with black people while watching (mostly) black people play basketball then George Clooney is a racist for not wanting to hang out with black people while going on vacation.

Ooooook.

Oh come on, did you listen to the recording? 90% of it was her egging him on and manipulating him into saying shit that sounded like he didn't even mean to say. I think it had less to do with her hanging around with black guys and posting pictures on the internet with them and more about making him look like a cuckold.

"Bring them here and sleep with them, that's fine, just don't post fucking pictures" said the married man to his mistress.
 
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News Comments > Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare in November
40. Re: Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare in November May 2, 2014, 14:38 Beamer
 
SpectralMeat wrote on May 2, 2014, 14:34:
Beamer wrote on May 2, 2014, 14:29:
I've actually never played a Treyarch CoD (even though I own BlOPS2),
I thought their games were the best CoD titles.
Even today Blops2 is the best one out. Ghost was terrible.
My favorite CoD game to date is made by Treyarch it is World at War. Quiet a few years old now, but still fun.

People often say that, but they had to ape the MW multiplayer for a reason - it was really well done.
And, contrary to the opinion here, it actually changed substantially from title to title.

It just sucked in Ghosts.
 
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News Comments > Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare in November
37. Re: Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare in November May 2, 2014, 14:29 Beamer
 
SpectralMeat wrote on May 2, 2014, 14:22:
Hump wrote on May 2, 2014, 14:17:
So what happened with Treyarch? Did they get absorbed into IW? or are they still around?
They are still around, they've made Black Ops 2 about a year and a half ago. I assume next year's CoD will be theirs.
Although their PC dev left them so I guess it will be some other group working on the PC port.

Yup. CoD is on a 3 year cycle now, with 3 dev houses, so hopefully that means the extra year will let them to innovate instead of iterate.

I mean, we'll see. I have little faith in IW now. I've actually never played a Treyarch CoD (even though I own BlOPS2), and who knows about these guys making this Halo prequel.

But an extra year can't hurt.
 
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News Comments > etc.
13. Re: etc. May 2, 2014, 13:36 Beamer
 
DangerDog wrote on May 2, 2014, 13:34:
If Sterling is a racist for not wanting to hang out with black people while watching (mostly) black people play basketball then George Clooney is a racist for not wanting to hang out with black people while going on vacation.

Ooooook.
 
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News Comments > Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare in November
28. Re: Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare in November May 2, 2014, 13:02 Beamer
 
Hump wrote on May 2, 2014, 12:46:
SpectralMeat wrote on May 2, 2014, 12:30:
Hump wrote on May 2, 2014, 12:23:
isn't Sledgehammer the ones responsible for the last piece of shit "Ghosts"?
No that was Infinity Ward

wow, I'm pretty shocked that they've fallen that far from their heyday.

Their most experienced, and probably most creative, members all went to Respawn. They were gutted, and this is the result. It was less a product from an experienced devhouse and more a product from a startup.

With that out, they'll probably improve, much like Respawn probably will. Hopefully considerably, because Ghosts fixed a few problems while taking a giant step back on more important issues.
 
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News Comments > Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare in November
25. Re: Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare in November May 2, 2014, 12:34 Beamer
 
Jivaro wrote on May 2, 2014, 10:01:
A good and lengthy single player campaign would go a long way with someone like me though.

The Ghosts single player campaign was the best they've had, I think. No infinite spawning, and the set pieces were more involved and required you to do more.
It was decent. A 7.5/10. And it was the right length. A "lengthy" single player campaign in a game like this, or in my opinion, nearly any FPS (even if it's open world, FC3 outstayed its welcome) is a bad thing. FPS games start getting old around 10 hours, usually.

Ghosts multiplayer was atrocious, the bots were actually very well done but the maps were horrible, the perks didn't feel right, and the killstreaks were a step back from the over the top chaos of MW3.
 
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