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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
13. Re: RE: Follow up Jul 3, 2014, 10:57 Beamer
 
Verno wrote on Jul 3, 2014, 09:25:
If you want people to buy a console then you need some form of first party software that they can't get anywhere else, that's what sells consoles.

Hence why I'm always shocked at the utter outrage people have over Microsoft not porting the games they swear they'd never buy, anyway.

Which is different than the frustration over Microsoft always "recommitting" to PC gaming. But usually one group is throwing feces at the wall over one while the other looks at the second thing just as slightly contradictory and totally asinine.
 
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
2. Re: Evening Metaverse Jul 2, 2014, 20:07 Beamer
 
HorrorScope wrote on Jul 2, 2014, 19:56:
Email details: 9/11 was a hoax.

LOL

I don't get it.


"LOL."
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
25. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 2, 2014, 18:49 Beamer
 
xXBatmanXx wrote on Jul 2, 2014, 18:39:
Yup, if you lost, you played the #1 team or you went to the consolation bracket.

That's not how pools work. In a Pool, there's no guarantee any team will go undefeated.
 
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News Comments > CliffyB: Don't Call My Comeback a Comeback
43. Re: CliffyB: Don't Call My Comeback a Comeback Jul 2, 2014, 17:32 Beamer
 
Paketep wrote on Jul 2, 2014, 17:02:
Oh, look, Mr. Douche is bored already.

Here's another one.

Last 10 posts:
1) "Mr. Douche."
2) "He is one of those fucking huge mouths that doesn't belong in the industry."
3) "FUCK YOU and then DIE"
4) "FUCK YOU EA"
5) "UbiShitPlay"
6) "Battlefield Yawn"
7) "Thanks for making me not care"
8) "Origin? Thanks but no thanks"
9) "Hell fucking yeah!"
10) "Fuck those losers."


9 aggressively negative posts, 1 very positive.
 
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News Comments > ShootMania Roadmap
10. Re: ShootMania Roadmap Jul 2, 2014, 15:23 Beamer
 
This is turning constructively aggressive.  
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News Comments > Age of Empires Online Goes Offline
18. Re: Age of Empires Online Goes Offline Jul 2, 2014, 12:24 Beamer
 
ElectricTurtle wrote on Jul 2, 2014, 10:57:
InBlack wrote on Jul 2, 2014, 10:18:
Xero wrote on Jul 2, 2014, 10:11:
There is no laws that exist to prevent a company from selling you something and then taking it away from you without returning your money? That sounds like quite a scheme to be LEGALLY ALLOWED...

Read the EULA of any game you have ever purchased. All of them state that your game is actually a 'service' that the game developer or rather publisher can end at any time that they choose to.

You dont own the game. You enter a contract or licence agreement that allows you to purchase and play the game as long as the publisher feels like allowing you to do so.

How legally binding EULAs really are is a matter that has yet to be put to the test. Judicially speaking of course.

Back in the 80s you used to see promotional bits on VHS tapes that said "Own X movie on VHS!" as a contrast to rentals. I always wanted to copy and sell bootlegs of those so I could go into court and say, 'look, I was publicly told that I owned this by the rights-holder.' lol

This is why I only buy games from gog anymore. Sure, the EULAs are still the same, as are the copyrights, but with all the DRM stripped out there is basically jack and shit that anybody can do to prevent you from using what you bought. The same cannot be said for Steam, and I pity the people who have and will be screwed over by them.

You always wanted to go to court to do something you knew you'd lose and face a heavy fine for?

And can you point out to me 3 examples of a game people owned disappearing? Not online only games, but single player ones. Valve has done it once, for a game that was online only and all the servers were taken down with no hope of user servers popping up.

The odds of a game no longer being playable due to technology moving past it far outweighs the odds of a game no longer being playable because the DRM holder pulls it from your computer.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
22. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 2, 2014, 12:18 Beamer
 
dj LiTh wrote on Jul 2, 2014, 12:09:
Quboid wrote on Jul 2, 2014, 08:47:
xXBatmanXx wrote on Jul 2, 2014, 01:55:
US team didn't deserve to be there, I am never in support of a program that allows a team that LOST to continue. They lost already, they didn't deserve to move on.

You mean the Germany match? I thought you were an NFL fan, you don't like league formats?

Isnt he a Vikings fan? If so then how can he possibly watch that team after they lose their first game (normally the first game of every season). I mean they lost, they dont deserve to continue!

I'll never understand the anger at losing teams advancing. It isn't sudden death. Hell, in hockey and basketball teams with losing records make the playoffs, so why is there so much whining over it happening in the World Cup.

Didn't you guys ever do a tournament based on pools in high school?
 
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News Comments > Age of Empires Online Goes Offline
12. Re: Age of Empires Online Goes Offline Jul 2, 2014, 10:55 Beamer
 
Xero wrote on Jul 2, 2014, 10:11:
There is no laws that exist to prevent a company from selling you something and then taking it away from you without returning your money? That sounds like quite a scheme to be LEGALLY ALLOWED...

You do understand that if maintaining online games forever was legally obligated we'd see a huge crash in how many were out there, right?
 
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News Comments > CliffyB: Don't Call My Comeback a Comeback
40. Re: removed Jul 1, 2014, 19:15 Beamer
 
jdreyer wrote on Jul 1, 2014, 18:48:
@ Beam,

He's just livin' up to his name. At least there's no false advertising!

On the other hand, one does wonder why he bothers.

Heh, right after I posted that I took a closer look at the name and went "Oooooh. At least he knows it."
 
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News Comments > etc.
24. Re: Gay games Jul 1, 2014, 19:14 Beamer
 
jdreyer wrote on Jul 1, 2014, 16:18:
As for pirates, EVERYONE had a pirate fantasy. Pirate

Task wrote on Jul 1, 2014, 18:12:
That's so Gay.



Anyway, I'd marginally prefer to play a character exactly like me, maybe. Maybe. When I am given the choice to create my own character I typically end up with an 8 foot tall, 600lbs person with deformed extremities. If it's Saints Row, also British. I love Monkey Island, but don't really connect with Guybrush. I loved Portal. And I love Tetris, in which you play, I guess, a falling block.

I'm not going to not buy a game because the character isn't just like me. Despite what some people say here, we've had numerous posters here say they won't buy games if the main character is female. It hurts "immersion."
 
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News Comments > CliffyB: Don't Call My Comeback a Comeback
38. Re: removed Jul 1, 2014, 18:08 Beamer
 
Angrius Maximis wrote on Jul 1, 2014, 12:15:
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This comment was deleted on Jul 1, 2014, 13:38.

Your posting history is a pleasure:
1st most recent post: "it keeps scrubs like you out," plus one swear
2nd: removed
3rd: "most overrated shooter ever."
4th: "that site is god awful."
5th: "it's a stupid fragfest," plus two swears
6th: "kindly fuck off," so one swear
7th: "looks fucking lame," so another swear
8th: well, nothing wrong with this
9th: "Tired of Roguelikes..." not a horrific post, but still super negative
10th: "I could give two shits."


You're a very lovely person contributing so much positivity and constructivity to this world.
 
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News Comments > CliffyB: Don't Call My Comeback a Comeback
37. Re: removed Jul 1, 2014, 18:05 Beamer
 
nin wrote on Jul 1, 2014, 17:56:
SpectralMeat wrote on Jul 1, 2014, 12:21:
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Damn, SM! You're one of the more nicer folks here!


I'm guessing he quoted whatever was removed.
 
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News Comments > Morning Interviews
3. Re: Morning Interviews Jul 1, 2014, 17:45 Beamer
 
Have you guys played it? I don't care about multiplayer, but it's OMD, I'll give it a shot.

Also, "Orcs Must Die! died..." is a bit hyperbolic, isn't it? One bad game doesn't end a franchise.
 
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News Comments > etc.
16. Re: Gay games Jul 1, 2014, 15:40 Beamer
 
Acleacius wrote on Jul 1, 2014, 15:34:
Beamer wrote on Jul 1, 2014, 14:38:
TangledThorns wrote on Jul 1, 2014, 14:35:
If developers truly wanted to 'get behind' the gay revolution they should develop a game where the main character is a gay male and see how well that sells. Hint: It won't.

Hint: that's because people are homophobic and not accepting.
If Doom mentioned in the .txt that Doom Guy was gay, or if Gordon had a poster of John Stamos in his locker, the games probably wouldn't have sold as well.
Not interested in, is not being homophobic. Not saying there aren't homophobic people, obviously there are many. In honesty though, the majority of gamers are not crying out to play a male gay character because they have no interest.

You're using a very literal definition of "not interested in." I'm not interested in playing a pixelated pirate game, but when a really good one comes along (and Pixel Piracy is supposedly just that), I'll play it. I don't think many people are interested in a game like that, but it's selling well.

TangledThorns said it won't sell because "people aren't interested." In that context, it means they just don't want to. Not playing a game because it has a gay character, when all things being the same just with a straight character you would, is textbook homophobic.
 
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News Comments > etc.
11. Re: Gay games Jul 1, 2014, 14:38 Beamer
 
TangledThorns wrote on Jul 1, 2014, 14:35:
If developers truly wanted to 'get behind' the gay revolution they should develop a game where the main character is a gay male and see how well that sells. Hint: It won't.

Hint: that's because people are homophobic and not accepting.
If Doom mentioned in the .txt that Doom Guy was gay, or if Gordon had a poster of John Stamos in his locker, the games probably wouldn't have sold as well.
 
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6. Re: etc. Jul 1, 2014, 12:54 Beamer
 
descender wrote on Jul 1, 2014, 12:44:
It just shows they are focusing on all the wrong things for the new DA.

Again.

Characters?
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
3. Re: Comcast raises your electric bill by turning router into a public hotspot. Jul 1, 2014, 12:46 Beamer
 
So they're estimating $2 per month if two PCs were connected to the hot spot, streaming netflix, at all times.

This is an increase over idle. What is the increase over a router that already has 2 pcs connected streaming netflix?

Even still, I'm hard pressed to believe most of these routers will get even 10 hours a year connected, so, yeah, pennies.

Regardless, though, it should have been opt-in and should have come with a bill reduction. Want to turn your router into a hot spot? Save $2 per month on your cable modem "rental!"
 
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News Comments > CliffyB: Don't Call My Comeback a Comeback
30. Re: CliffyB: Don't Call My Comeback a Comeback Jul 1, 2014, 02:40 Beamer
 
Creston wrote on Jul 1, 2014, 02:00:
Beamer wrote on Jun 30, 2014, 22:59:
No chance he doesn't control his own IP.

I think you seriously overestimate the amount of money the guy has. Unless he's going to make an indie game / small budget game, of course.

Someone like him doesn't need cash for that, though. He has clout. Any publisher would want to work with him, and they'd give him full control over his IP to do so. He's spent a career printing money. They want a chunk of that.

Think of it like a no-trade clause in the NHL. You don't get one for being a winner, you get one for just being a name that will put butts in seats.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
42. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 1, 2014, 02:39 Beamer
 
nin wrote on Jul 1, 2014, 02:24:
mag wrote on Jul 1, 2014, 02:21:
BobBob wrote on Jun 30, 2014, 21:40:
Just imagine if you had saved that money and invested it instead of buying games. You wouldn't have to live in mom's basement, could be driving nice cars, started a family, gotten a good education. Just imagine. Still young? Read this post again when you turn 30.

You are hilarious.

Are you trying to win the Old Man Cutter award?

*goes to game website*

*tells everyone to stop playing games you damn kids*

Yeah, why the fuck even post here????


He's the same guy that, in another topic, said it's a shame that the government had to take so much of CliffyB's money that he couldn't stay retired. Not for our benefit, but it's somehow unfair that a 36 year old with tens of millions of dollars may feel obligated to not sit around and do nothing with it his entire life.
 
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News Comments > CliffyB: Don't Call My Comeback a Comeback
25. Re: CliffyB: Don't Call My Comeback a Comeback Jul 1, 2014, 00:17 Beamer
 
Fantaz wrote on Jun 30, 2014, 23:12:
Cliffy B is an interesting guy in the game industry, and it's fun to have more characters like him around. way better than the boring Major Nelson who just goes after the money. and not like Phil Fish who takes notes from Derek Smart's school of PR, and fully retires from making games but still gets mentioned in the gaming news.

That's kind of unfair to Cliff and Major Nelson. Cliff is a guy that creates games. He literally has his hand in every single facet on the creative side. Larry Hyrb is a suit that started a blog that caught on. Of course he's boring, he's a gamer that had PR decide to "help" him rather than shut him up.
 
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