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Signed On May 24, 2003, 03:25
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
51. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 18, 2014, 04:02 Prez
 
I'm way more traditional myself - RMB is saved for alt. attack, zoom, or something else involved with combat. I'm strictly a WASD guy.  
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News Comments > Gratuitous Space Battles 2 Trailer
6. Re: Gratuitous Space Battles 2 Trailer Sep 18, 2014, 03:59 Prez
 
It looks nice - a lot nicer than the original. Lots of people were turned off by the hands off nature of the battles; I kind of liked it myself. It made the strategy of building and outfitting your ships take on immense importance.  
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News Comments > etc., etc.
15. Re: etc., etc. Sep 18, 2014, 03:54 Prez
 
The sight of journalists not only engaging in activism on behalf of their reporting subjects but also discouraging other reporters and editors from covering stories of interest to their readers will be disturbing to many in the industry...

Sadly it's not disturbing to many.
 
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News Comments > Alien: Isolation Survivor Mode DLC Plans
7. Re: Alien: Isolation Survivor Mode DLC Plans Sep 18, 2014, 03:48 Prez
 
I really hate the "season pass" BS. Especially when they are announcing it before the game is even out.  
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News Comments > Star Citizen Passes $53M
22. Re: Star Citizen Passes $53M Sep 18, 2014, 03:47 Prez
 
Jesus Roberts, enough with the stretch goals; just finish the game. As it is you've allowed so much feature creep the game won't be completed for another 5 years minimum.  
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News Comments > Total War: ROME II – Emperor Edition & Free Update Released
4. Re: Total War: ROME II – Emperor Edition & Free Update Released Sep 17, 2014, 02:26 Prez
 
bhcompy wrote on Sep 16, 2014, 20:51:
So I've heard RTW2 sucks.. anyone have any input?

It doesn't "suck", but it took a step back in some areas from the original Rome TW. I'm waiting for a Darthmod for Rome II which will make it a much better game if the Darthmod for Empire Total War is any indication.
 
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News Comments > Divinity: Original Sin Free DLC
12. Re: Divinity: Original Sin Free DLC Sep 16, 2014, 15:52 Prez
 
Very cool. A very successful kickstarter story.  
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News Comments > MS/Mojang $2.5B Deal Confirmed
114. Re: MS/Mojang $2.5B Deal Confirmed Sep 16, 2014, 15:50 Prez
 
Beamer wrote on Sep 15, 2014, 17:44:
Prez wrote on Sep 15, 2014, 17:29:
For the record Cutter said this is one of the most idiotic business moves he has ever seen by a company (paraphrasing), and I am inclined to agree. This is beyond ridiculous - it's just obscenely and surreally absurd. He also made mention of "Ballmer Junior" making the same retarded decisions as his "daddy".

Facebook paid about $32 per active user of Whatsapp, a product with 0 revenue.
Microsoft paid about $50 per active user of Minecraft, a product with significant revenue.

There are a few big differences:
1) One is a messaging platform, and those tend to be longer lived than games
2) The other has a more affluent userbase, meaning it's more willing to invest money

Microsoft claims this deal will pay for itself by the end of 2015. I don't doubt that much. Minecraft made $350 million last year, and from what I understand the bulk of that was made later in the year and came from server rentals. On top of this, Minecraft revenue has grown each year.
And Mojang has made no attempt to monetize.

I know that "monetization" is a dirty word, but frankly, there's so much room here. I installed Minecraft again on Saturday and looked for mods. If you google "minecraft mods" you get dozens of hits, but most of the pages look like they'll install viruses. The programs you have to download have installers that look like viruses, and they download from sites that try to install their own downloader that is almost definitely a virus.

Basically, I'm assuming any casual Minecraft fan has tons of viruses.

But look at Valve. Seriously, look hard at Valve. They are making money hand over fist selling mods for 3 games. They also have free mods for those games. The community is making enormous money selling these mods. I rarely hear loud complaints about these sales, usually people just seem to enjoy it. It's fostered a big community. Hell, I actually know a guy here that worked at a major studio on a major series discussed here regularly that quit his job and moved across the country because he realized he could more than double his income selling DOTA2 stuff.

This would be great for Minecraft. A consolidated storefront with no worry about viruses, making it easier to find and load mods, and still with the majority of things being free, but not everything.
If Minecraft brought in $350 last year, it isn't hard to imagine a mod marketplace similar to the Hat Marketplace could triple that, is it?

We'll see if it's stupid. Frankly, I don't think we'll truly know that it was. Either this is a huge success, or Microsoft fucks it up. But the price wouldn't be stupid if they fuck it up, it's their management.

I get all that, I really do. I guess it's just the number itself - 2.5 BILLION dollars - that just seems surreally absurd to me for a digital boxy sandbox toy. If the brand has legs it may prove to be a sound investment but if it is a fad soon to be on the wane (as I suspect), MS may be screwed.
 
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News Comments > Borderlands Replaces GameSpy With Steamworks
6. Re: Borderlands Replaces GameSpy With Steamworks Sep 16, 2014, 15:45 Prez
 
Cool. I love Steam and love Borderlands, so it works for me!  
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News Comments > Uncensored L4D2 Released for AU
6. Re: Uncensored L4D2 Released for AU Sep 15, 2014, 18:00 Prez
 
Well that didn't take long...  
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News Comments > MS/Mojang $2.5B Deal Confirmed
85. Re: MS/Mojang $2.5B Deal Confirmed Sep 15, 2014, 17:29 Prez
 
For the record Cutter said this is one of the most idiotic business moves he has ever seen by a company (paraphrasing), and I am inclined to agree. This is beyond ridiculous - it's just obscenely and surreally absurd. He also made mention of "Ballmer Junior" making the same retarded decisions as his "daddy".  
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News Comments > MS to Reveal $2.5B Mojang Deal Tomorrow?
26. Re: MS to Reveal $2.5B Mojang Deal Tomorrow? Sep 14, 2014, 13:54 Prez
 
The absurdity of this is almost more than I can wrap my head around.  
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News Comments > MS Working on Xbox Streaming to Browsers?
25. Re: MS Working on Xbox Streaming to Browsers? Sep 14, 2014, 00:28 Prez
 
jdreyer wrote on Sep 13, 2014, 23:07:
Sounds like M$ is going to announce their acquisition of Mojang for $2.5B on Monday.

The absurdity of that is almost beyond comprehension.
 
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News Comments > MS Working on Xbox Streaming to Browsers?
22. Re: MS Working on Xbox Streaming to Browsers? Sep 13, 2014, 20:41 Prez
 
It seems Microsoft will do anything to avoid making actual PC games again. Rather than streaming console games on a PC, I would prefer them releasing some actual PC games. Good ones preferably.  
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News Comments > PC GTA5 in January
75. Re: PC GTA5 in January Sep 13, 2014, 04:41 Prez
 
Right or wrong, the console game will usually be released before the PC version for the simple reason that most publishers feel console sales will be leeched by gamers instead pirating the PC version. Given the choice between no PC version or a late PC version, I'll take the late option.  
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News Comments > Steamships Ahoy - Fable Anniversary
19. Re: Steamships Ahoy - Fable Anniversary Sep 13, 2014, 03:04 Prez
 
J wrote on Sep 13, 2014, 02:21:
TotalBiscuit has a new video up about it. He's not impressed.

I watched it and found out that the "modding support" they did in favor of mouse control does not involve adding new weapons, items, quests, or areas. That's way lame. Like "Night Court in its 5th season" lame.
 
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News Comments > Elite: Dangerous Launch Pricing and Preorder Bonus
53. Re: Elite: Dangerous Launch Pricing and Preorder Bonus Sep 13, 2014, 02:38 Prez
 
Is there any way to completely avoid PvP (not just in "safe zones") in this game or is it strictly Multiplayer/MMO?  
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News Comments > PC GTA5 in January
69. Re: PC GTA5 in January Sep 12, 2014, 20:38 Prez
 
I'll be glad to wait the extra two months if it means I won't have to deal with a terribly unoptimized PC port like GTA IV was.  
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News Comments > Op Ed
100. Re: Op Ed Sep 12, 2014, 18:06 Prez
 
Verno wrote on Sep 12, 2014, 09:33:
This is why its so difficult to take any feminism in gaming movement seriously. I can't sympathize with the issues when you're faking them and engaging in extremely dishonest behavior. It calls into question whether theres even a problem in the first place or if that is also a product of imagination. I certainly don't see rampant sexism in my gaming circles so to speak.

These people just seem to want attention, money and people to just accept their agendas blindly. Sorry but not happening, the veil has been pulled back.

It is kind of depressing how many dishonest editorials and all of the browbeating we've been subjected to put into this kind of context.

Which is why people have said people like Quin and Saekeesian hurt the cause of fighting sexism in games more than they help it. They have only done women gamers a disservice.
 
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News Comments > Transverse Funding Reworked
13. Re: Transverse Funding Reworked Sep 12, 2014, 14:31 Prez
 
I don't know, even with this reworking, it just seems they are setting themselves up for a major embarassment.  
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