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Signed On May 28, 2003, 23:35
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News Comments > Bejeweled 3 Free on Origin
14. Re: Bejeweled 3 Free on Origin Sep 17, 2014, 21:17 HorrorScope
 
How do they do it?  
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News Comments > Xbox One Controller for Windows in November
38. Re: Xbox One Controller for Windows in November Sep 17, 2014, 20:42 HorrorScope
 
$60, now there is something priced too high.  
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News Comments > Legend of Grimrock 2 Next Month; Preorders Underway
16. Re: Legend of Grimrock 2 Next Month; Preorders Underway Sep 17, 2014, 20:41 HorrorScope
 
The original Dungeon Master retailed for $40, this is a steal.  
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News Comments > Sunday Legal Briefs
6. Re: Sunday Legal Briefs Sep 14, 2014, 20:17 HorrorScope
 
Good NSA report would be how many employees internally "raise concerns" per year?  
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News Comments > Sunday Metaverse
7. Re: Sunday Metaverse Sep 14, 2014, 20:15 HorrorScope
 
Here is what should happen:

HBO/ESPN/Disney - $10 each/mo, full catalog 24/7.

Show/Max/Starz - $8 same...

Locals - $5 each, full back catalog.

FX, Life, TLC, USA etc, all those $5 per, full catalog.

That would make something better than today, the price would be less than cable and give full catalogs, not totally commercial free.

It would probably cost me around $70/mo, vs $110 today, but full catalog vs scheduled TV, would be the tits.
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
16. Re: Steam Top 10 Sep 14, 2014, 19:03 HorrorScope
 
Creston wrote on Sep 14, 2014, 15:29:
HorrorScope wrote on Sep 14, 2014, 11:55:
My point... Steam Rankings doesn't tell you near enough. Movie Analogy: Is this a week with a 100 million dollar blockbuster or is it an off week where no movies gross 10 mil? I think we have a lot of the later on Steam over the 52 weeks per year.

But somehow that then still adds up to 1.5 billion dollars in revenue (for Valve, which is 30% of the price, so ~ 5 billion in total sales?)

I'm not buying it.

For Valve, they have over 1000 games that are all on sale 24/7, there is a good # of pc games selling in all. Just stating just because you are at the top you aren't necessarily selling 100's of thousands each week. I would have thought Skyrim closer to 10 million on pc, no link will get close to that number. Diablo 3 much larger. doesn't feel that way though.

And to the other about the 80%-90% Steam, I simply mis-quoted that, I was trying to take Swen's update from memory. 90%.
 
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News Comments > MS to Reveal $2.5B Mojang Deal Tomorrow?
37. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 14, 2014, 15:43 HorrorScope
 
Rigs wrote on Sep 14, 2014, 14:40:
I love when people start acting like advisers when they've never even played the damn game in question. You've never played it, you don't know it's user base or it's mod community, but you're absolutely sure of what MS's plans for it are because...why? Oh, right, because you play games.

(snip)

Mojang I know. Minecraft I know. I've been playing MC since the 'Infdev' days. I know it's modding community. I have 48 mods loaded at any one time while playing. I know what I'm talking about and I know that this acquisition has the community scared shitless! WE DON'T WANT THIS! Like you armchair advisers, MS won't know the community, what's best for it, what it wants. We want the Modding API. MS's acquisition will KILL that.

Started like a rant to the gang here who see's a fuck up most likely coming, telling us "we are just gamers we don't know shit".

Then ends up pretty much what the cynical mob states here if we play the game or not. Call it seeing trends, been around the block, not being born just last night. No matter how you slice it, it still comes up MS.
 
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News Comments > MS to Reveal $2.5B Mojang Deal Tomorrow?
36. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 14, 2014, 15:40 HorrorScope
 
NewMaxx wrote on Sep 14, 2014, 14:55:
Just for the record, Microsoft is buying Mojang, not Minecraft. Notch wouldn't sell if he had to give up any significant amount of creative control. The idea that MS would swoop in and destroy the community or the modding is hilarious.

But buying Majong is buying Minecraft, no?

Notch has 2.5 billion reasons to run away from everything.

MS can fuck it up, doesn't mean they will, but they're sort of experts in doing it.
 
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News Comments > MS to Reveal $2.5B Mojang Deal Tomorrow?
15. Re: MS to Reveal $2.5B Mojang Deal Tomorrow? Sep 14, 2014, 11:57 HorrorScope
 
descender wrote on Sep 14, 2014, 11:46:
On what planet would it make any sense for them to spend $2.5billion and then completely alienate the entire playerbase for their game?

There are two correct answers: Planet Microsoft or Planet Electronic Arts.
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
7. Re: Steam Top 10 Sep 14, 2014, 11:55 HorrorScope
 
Wallshadows wrote on Sep 14, 2014, 10:56:
Do you think it would be impossible to graph Skyrim on a bell curve since it's always rocketing to the top whenever it damn well pleases?

Skyrim curve.

Being at the top of the Steam charts doesn't mean it really is selling hand over fist and thus everything below even less and could be a large drop off from 1 to 2 depending on if there is a new release at the top.

Recall when D:OS was on top week after week, all that added up to a little of 500K in sales, not bad, but it's also not omg either. They've also mentioned 80% of sales was from steam, you can do the math.

As much as Skyrim has been on the list over the years, PC Sales of Skyrim should be around 3 million by now. There are over 50 million steam users, so there is plenty room for growth and there. Other PC games that have totally dwarfed Skyrim on the PC, a few from Indy's.

My point... Steam Rankings doesn't tell you near enough. Movie Analogy: Is this a week with a 100 million dollar blockbuster or is it an off week where no movies gross 10 mil? I think we have a lot of the later on Steam over the 52 weeks per year.
 
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News Comments > MS to Reveal $2.5B Mojang Deal Tomorrow?
8. Re: MS to Reveal $2.5B Mojang Deal Tomorrow? Sep 14, 2014, 11:20 HorrorScope
 
Sho wrote on Sep 14, 2014, 11:13:
As an outsider to Minecraft, I find this interesting to watch. How Microsoft goes about this will say a lot about where the company is headed and what sort of people make the calls now.

IMO there is nothing interesting to watch, MS has a totally proven record of how these things play out. Is there a chance for it to be different, yes, but pretty slim.

As for PC support, Minecraft 1 is what it is, there is no changing that, it's about what's next.

Obviously they think this is the next Lego's, if they can get people to go to the movies for Minecraft like Lego gets for movies, then there is room to make this pay off long term. To me though it isn't set in stone, this isn't that type of brand yet.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Safety Dance
5. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 13, 2014, 18:03 HorrorScope
 
Wowbagger_TIP wrote on Sep 13, 2014, 17:57:
Just like with the financial crisis, the assholes making the decisions are always protected from any actual accountability.

Timely
 
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News Comments > MS Working on Xbox Streaming to Browsers?
9. Re: MS Working on Xbox Streaming to Browsers? Sep 13, 2014, 15:00 HorrorScope
 
Fantaz wrote on Sep 13, 2014, 14:36:
Xbox One games are X86 so they should just be porting them to PC easily instead of doing this streaming thing, unless they want to stream to tablets running Windows RT or something.

They must still be hung up big time on piracy.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Legal Briefs
2. Re: Saturday Legal Briefs Sep 13, 2014, 14:51 HorrorScope
 
I'm sort of surprised there hasn't been more talks about it. It's like were on track to wherever tech leads us with nowhere near the thought process required, as if it is inevitable, which perhaps it is.

This comment was edited on Sep 13, 2014, 15:05.
 
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News Comments > Elite: Dangerous Launch Pricing and Preorder Bonus
56. Re: Elite: Dangerous Launch Pricing and Preorder Bonus Sep 13, 2014, 10:45 HorrorScope
 
SlimRam wrote on Sep 12, 2014, 22:36:
I have currently 145 hours into this (seriously). I had finally earned enough to buy the GRAND DADDY super huge DELUXE Lakon Type 9 freighter! She was a BEAUT! 440 cargo capacity, shields of the GODS, the abilty to easily jump entirely across the known galaxy on a tank of gas. 3 MILLION credits to own.

I flew one mission with it and began exiting a station for a second run with my big, beautiful shiny new ship

Then I clipped the side of one of the long pylons that sticks out of the sides of some of the different stations you don't usually see and in one single flash of light and poop.

My ship was gone.

I think I died a little on the inside when I realized that I had used all of my money to buy the ship and the cargo I was currently hauling.

I didn't have enough money for the insurance to buy my ship back...

So, I saddled up in my free Sidewinder and...quietly...I headed back out into the black with my heavy heart.

To do it all over again. YES I love this game that much

Sounds like spaces version of taking one to the knee.
 
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News Comments > Into the Black
10. Re: Into the Black Sep 13, 2014, 10:42 HorrorScope
 
Tipsy McStagger wrote on Sep 12, 2014, 21:07:
Lode Runner was my first ever video game. It was AWESOME back in the day. Blast out the floor, let a guy fall in, run over him. Game was sweet.

It truly was a very good game for its time.
 
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News Comments > Steamships Ahoy - Fable Anniversary
26. Re: Steamships Ahoy - Fable Anniversary Sep 13, 2014, 10:27 HorrorScope
 
PHJF wrote on Sep 12, 2014, 22:28:
So they removed the mouse support in the UI (which was in the original game). The dev rep can be quoted as saying, "we only had time to do mouse controls or mod support, and we chose mod support."

Take it back, it's worth zero. I bet they have awesome mod support, their known for that, cough. I think Peter actually hates gamers at this point and it shows.
 
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News Comments > Steamships Ahoy - Fable Anniversary
25. Re: Steamships Ahoy - Fable Anniversary Sep 13, 2014, 10:26 HorrorScope
 
ShakaUVM wrote on Sep 12, 2014, 20:54:
I don't see this being worth more than $5.

Maybe start at $10 and sale to $5, but totally some of these games have to read the market here, times have changed a lot. $35 for this, their f'in nuts, but that team has been out of touch now for a loooong time.
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
17. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Sep 12, 2014, 17:33 HorrorScope
 
Cutter wrote on Sep 12, 2014, 17:06:
The 14 Defining Characteristics of Fascism

So true, so sad.

Yes and there are a lot of certain type of people that think they are holier than thou and more patriotic... fall right in line with this. I don't know if it is an angle they are playing or just people being different.

Now we are all different, so I take that into consideration. I just don't work on that level of "something is right no matter what", everybody and everything has to constantly prove themselves true.
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
16. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Sep 12, 2014, 17:30 HorrorScope
 
jdreyer wrote on Sep 12, 2014, 15:34:
HorrorScope wrote on Sep 12, 2014, 12:33:
Verno wrote on Sep 12, 2014, 11:30:
You can't really lay that on one specific political party or voting demographic.

It's complex, I wasn't really going direct party, but those I know that go along with this, seem aligned heavily to one. Guess?

If you're talking about the voting public, I'd somewhat agree. Politicians seem pretty equally coopted. Thankfully due to Snowden, we're having this conversation.

That is what I am speaking of, yes.
 
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