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News Comments > Steamship Ahoy - Lucius II
7. Re: Steamship Ahoy - Lucius II Feb 14, 2015, 22:06 HorrorScope
 
Jerykk wrote on Feb 14, 2015, 21:51:
It is kinda silly that Steam refuses to sell games that focus on sex but has no problem with games that revolve around brutally murdering innocent people. That said, America's like that in general so it's not Steam-specific.

Haven't they've been flooded with those asian games lately?

Either way they are just marching to the same beat as the rest. Violence better than sex. Makes sense on planet Bizzaro.

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Here is the reasoning that I gather as to why:

-If you have sex in a game, kids younger and younger will have underage kids all over the place.

-However they aren't worried with the same logic they are all going to go around and shoot one another all over the place?

Weird. We'll have both to a small percentage, because shit happens. Not because video games happen.

From Facebook (family/friends) it seems even though many are religious and put it out there (also funny people say in don't speak about religion or politics, for some reason they think Facebook isn't real talk or something) and there is a commandment about killing (not sex) it seems many are strict and strict means violence if even "good/educational violence" and vengeance for war is prevalent (we have to respond!), vs understanding and reasoning and working from that angel, I've seen zero of this the past 15 years AND that is what is taught, go figure.

It seems they are all mixed up mother goose with religion and politicos. And these are the holy than thou's...

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News Comments > Diablo III Season 2 Begins
5. Re: Diablo III Season 2 Begins Feb 14, 2015, 18:00 HorrorScope
 
jacobvandy wrote on Feb 14, 2015, 14:55:
They should have made the new content update season-only at first... Then you'd see people actually give a shit about participating. :p

Did the team get diverted over to a Starcraft project?
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
9. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Feb 14, 2015, 14:29 HorrorScope
 
The bonus of the law means not only will you get fired, you can be convicted. So if just a firing isn't enough to deter you perhaps a fine/jail will. I'm ok with it, since it shouldn't be done and I see no real argument against that. It is hard to believe that it has come to that though, I'd be scared shitless to view porn on my company system, they have tools that monitor that instantly.  
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News Comments > Saturday Interviews
2. Re: Saturday Interviews Feb 14, 2015, 12:42 HorrorScope
 
Hey it was a biggy. He's a known. But he hits on several other points that do transcend himself, so those issues will be once again under the scope.  
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News Comments > Peter Molyneux's Vows of Silence
77. Re: Peter Molyneux's Vows of Silence Feb 14, 2015, 12:40 HorrorScope
 
Redmask wrote on Feb 14, 2015, 12:06:
HorrorScope wrote on Feb 14, 2015, 11:56:
Prez wrote on Feb 14, 2015, 09:56:
As I said in the other thread my feeling is that RPS would never take such a tone with a developer with a major publisher for fear of incurring their wrath and being blacklisted. Molyneux is just an easy target because he can't do anything to them.

True, he got to a place where he could be touched.

No, I don't agree with that. Publishers are held just as accountable by their fans, look no further than the big 3 and their reputation in this area. Peter is not being held to a higher standard nor is he 'an easy target'. He's getting exactly what those companies get from their fans, the difference is that they try to minimize damage with their PR departments.

We disagree then. Just because journalism gets caught sleeping with their industry, doesn't mean they stop continuing the behavior. I think most of us here get that the AAA's have some protections of being lambasted since there is income/survival at stake. Maybe not every single case, but a lot of cases are protected from really getting into it. That said the AAA's would walk away, perhaps even after the first question, but then the interviewer would know not to open with that question to them, because they are who he is and Pete is now an indy, which is my point.
 
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News Comments > Peter Molyneux's Vows of Silence
76. Re: Peter Molyneux's Vows of Silence Feb 14, 2015, 12:35 HorrorScope
 
BIGtrouble77 wrote on Feb 14, 2015, 12:06:
HorrorScope wrote on Feb 14, 2015, 12:02:
That is why I go to the Cube winner.

It is mean spirited having a contest, that is what that was and then not pay up to the winner in which you pocketed money from that contest. That is a very big no no. Do that anywhere, local raffle and you will see venom from your surroundings, EVERY EVERY TIME. That is why I consider that situation the lowest point.

Hell I'm even a social liberal, but we even have to have a bar somewhere, right?

He said he still plans to reward the Cube winner, but it's contingent on finishing the game. Not saying that fixes everything, but if he still delivers and delivers with a better, more complete game, does that ultimately make this issue right?

It helps for sure, completely whole, probably can't be acquired now, but he should still do the best he can. Note to self: Do not make a contest where the award is hidden and based on the success of a future endeavor, natives will not accept that as a proper reward.
 
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News Comments > Peter Molyneux's Vows of Silence
71. Re: Peter Molyneux's Vows of Silence Feb 14, 2015, 12:02 HorrorScope
 
BIGtrouble77 wrote on Feb 14, 2015, 10:22:
I think the RPS interview was extremely mean spirited. Whether they were fair or not

That is why I go to the Cube winner.

It is mean spirited having a contest, that is what that was and then not pay up to the winner in which you pocketed money from that contest. That is a very big no no. Do that anywhere, local raffle and you will see venom from your surroundings, EVERY EVERY TIME. That is why I consider that situation the lowest point.

Hell I'm even a social liberal, but we even have to have a bar somewhere, right?
 
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News Comments > Peter Molyneux's Vows of Silence
68. Re: Peter Molyneux's Vows of Silence Feb 14, 2015, 11:56 HorrorScope
 
Prez wrote on Feb 14, 2015, 09:56:
As I said in the other thread my feeling is that RPS would never take such a tone with a developer with a major publisher for fear of incurring their wrath and being blacklisted. Molyneux is just an easy target because he can't do anything to them.

True, he got to a place where he could be touched.
 
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News Comments > Peter Molyneux's Vows of Silence
67. Re: Peter Molyneux's Vows of Silence Feb 14, 2015, 11:55 HorrorScope
 
panbient wrote on Feb 14, 2015, 08:49:
The Magician wrote on Feb 14, 2015, 07:30:
Xil wrote on Feb 14, 2015, 02:11:
took me ages to read the RPS article, they did not go gentle on him and at times I thought he would totally break or something....

We should have RPS interview politicians.

That would require people to actually pay attention to politics with the same level of interest as video games.

Plenty of people watch fox news and other politico's. Politicians know not to get into a buzz-saw like that, that is actually one thing I credit Pete in all of this, he just didn't walk away. He faced it.
 
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News Comments > Peter Molyneux's Vows of Silence
66. Re: Peter Molyneux's Vows of Silence Feb 14, 2015, 11:54 HorrorScope
 
jdreyer wrote on Feb 14, 2015, 01:04:
Kotaku talked to Peter and some of his devs today, and wrote a nice detailed story of the situation. People are furious with him, and want to paint him as some kind of pathological liar, but I really don't think that's the reality. I've read articles on the man for 20 years, and this fits much better with what I've read in the past:
Interestingly, however, my sources agreed that Molyneux isn't some whip-cracking, spittle-shouting dictator. They said he was very kind, with an almost Steve-Jobs-like aura about him. He was frequently sincere, excited, cradling new ideas like a thrilled parent. But he was also flighty—prone to losing interest in one idea when another popped up—and he almost always got final say, even when other high-up members of the team didn't necessarily think his decisions made sense, according to people who have worked with him.

I have no problem believing that, he's still wronged people, one shamefully. This isn't world peace at stake, he has a condition, we all do, he's a dreamer, but there is a reality part to any dreamer that still exists which everyone has to live in. I don't want to afford him as being the victim in this case, as he tried to make is sound with the RPS interview, Clint said it best "A man has to know his limitations". Like you, like me, we have to see our bad patterns and improve upon them.
 
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News Comments > Peter Molyneux's Vows of Silence
63. Re: Peter Molyneux's Vows of Silence Feb 14, 2015, 11:49 HorrorScope
 
To those trying to defend Pete, this is 20 years in the making with the final straw imo... being not Godus, that was very close, but how he treated the Cube Winner.

Pete took money for every swipe anyone ever made at that cube and banked it, he said the winner would get something special, life changing and when that person won, nothing much has happened.

Pete hid the prize into the success of something in the future, where anyone who plays a game of chance, if they win would expect the prize NOW not MAYBE later.

Well to me that was the one that deserves him all the HARD QUESTIONS he rec'd. He's a fraud and a bad person for that, he doesn't have to answer, not even listen, but I get why an interviewer played hard ball with him, he earned it.

He was a dick to the winner and now the media is a dick to him, he made the situation. Then all the other overblown shit he's tried to sell us all knowing damn well it wasn't going to work like he mentioned. MI-Fucking-LO. He knew and he still just over-sold it, that was intentional.
 
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News Comments > Morning Interviews
38. Re: Morning Interviews Feb 13, 2015, 19:58 HorrorScope
 
ASeven wrote on Feb 13, 2015, 16:57:
This is the interview Peter deserved, to be honest, someone to call him on all his bullshit.

I agree, there is just a point you have to call him out on this. I was impressed at the details and on the point questions/remarks of the interviewer. Pete could have got up and walked out at any time, I'll give him 1 ounce of credit for facing it.
 
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News Comments > Guild Wars 2: Heart of Thorns PvP Details
12. Re: Guild Wars 2: Heart of Thorns PvP Details Feb 13, 2015, 17:38 HorrorScope
 
I have low expectations, so there is a chance I can be impressed.  
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News Comments > Shadowrun: Hong Kong Nears $1M Goal
8. Re: Shadowrun: Hong Kong Nears $1M Goal Feb 13, 2015, 17:36 HorrorScope
 
Creston wrote on Feb 13, 2015, 14:19:
I really want to back, but I am extremely unhappy about having to give my credit card info to yet Another Shady CC Middleman to do so.

I look at it as that is the credit cards money to steal. I'm covered and don't care. That is the system they have built for us, sort of convenient.
 
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News Comments > D&D Sword Coast Legends This Year
35. Re: D&D Sword Coast Legends This Year Feb 13, 2015, 14:50 HorrorScope
 
Darks wrote on Feb 13, 2015, 12:42:
Julio wrote on Feb 13, 2015, 12:13:
Darks wrote on Feb 13, 2015, 08:37:
Turned based sucks for Coop.

It worked well enough for pen & paper D&D...

Please don't try and compare table top turned based games to real time PC-games. there is no comparing the two. night and day dude.

Turnbase works good for any table top game, and the pc still does it faster. Is it that we don't have ADHD at the table but in front of a monitor we do? TB works great in coop, if well you can wait your turn.
 
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News Comments > Morning Interviews
22. Re: Morning Interviews Feb 13, 2015, 14:45 HorrorScope
 
To me he sounds exactly what almost every CEO would sound like if they were made to be accountable and talk candidly about their business and situations. Stumble, bumble, play victim, pass responsibility, because doing that means you should make millions per, your janitor has more integrity.

I've told my wife some people have to be owners because they wouldn't be able to work for anyone, Pete seems to be one of those.

Overall it reads, he's a victim of circumstances that continue to happen to him.
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
3. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Feb 13, 2015, 10:47 HorrorScope
 
ldonyo wrote on Feb 13, 2015, 09:53:
A law against viewing porn at work is completely unnecessary if there are policies in place against it and it is subject to disciplinary action if found. Are things really that bad at federal agencies that they can't enforce a workplace policy without a law?

Truth.
 
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News Comments > Mass Effect 4 Multiplayer Revealed
8. Re: Mass Effect 4 Multiplayer Revealed Feb 13, 2015, 10:35 HorrorScope
 
SlimRam wrote on Feb 13, 2015, 10:34:
Because Mass Effect was always about multiplayer...

From my hearings quite a few had fun with Mass 3's MP.
 
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News Comments > D&D Sword Coast Legends This Year
31. Re: D&D Sword Coast Legends This Year Feb 13, 2015, 10:18 HorrorScope
 
Darks wrote on Feb 13, 2015, 08:37:
No fricking thank you, Turned based sucks for Coop. Divinity Original Sin is a perfect example of how slow and drawn out it can be. in fact I tried playing Coop several times with my fiends and we never made it beyond 3 hours because of the slowness of it.

Now when the person above mentioned real-time, yes it can be played that way, but then it starts working toward an ARPG in mechanics, but you can still pause as shown in the movie. When I coop in a phase it is hard to pause because everyone is in a different place with making orders. As for D:OS being boring, that is going to vary person to person, I did find it slow, but I just used Speedhack when we went into combat to speed it up, they should have had a slider (all TB's need it) for combat speed. But to me it is just much cleaner each person taking their turn from start to finish vs pausing in phase which nothing is synched up that well. But if you don't pause much if ever in coop, then that is really a lot different style. Like playing Dragon Age all TB or never TB, almost like two different games.

D:OS imo was a great TB game and await more polish with follow ups. To say it sucks or takes too long. Compared to table top it is still much much faster in execution and that is what some of us are after. Table top to the PC in coop, like it should have been from the start.
 
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News Comments > D&D Sword Coast Legends This Year
30. Re: D&D Sword Coast Legends This Year Feb 13, 2015, 10:13 HorrorScope
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Feb 13, 2015, 01:52:
z0dd wrote on Feb 13, 2015, 01:43:
Am I the only one who was hoping for turn-based combat instead of real-time?

Yes ,)

D:OS has TONS of combat / out of combat issues because of their weird obsession with turn based step by step combat. Combat RT with pause, based on DnD (So you still have rounds) is far superior.

Or so I think anyway


With the first guy, but can live with Phase Based gaming, hope they have a much better control for it for MP, that is when Phase really becomes combersome. TB to me is just much cleaner. Pillars brings back Phase to single player next month.
 
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