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Signed On May 29, 2003, 02:16
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News Comments > AU Game Price Inflation
9. Re: AU Game Price Inflation Sep 12, 2014, 12:55 PHJF
 
Cutter wrote on Sep 12, 2014, 11:37:
So why isn't the Oz government, or some businessman, doing something about it? Seriously, open up an Oz Amazon and the country will beat a path to your door.

The government recently had a committee investigate why the fuck games cost so much

The report includes a lot of suggestions AU may go about toward fixing the problem, but like most anywhere else in the world, money talks. Games are so expensive because EB Games, AU's largest physical retailer, wants them to be. While retail sales are still strong, digital has made a huge push in the past couple years. As digital sales continue to climb over physical, Valve et al will be able to exert more control over pricing than their physical counterparts, and pricing will likely fall. Well, maybe not likely, but hopefully.
 
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News Comments > AU Game Price Inflation
6. Re: AU Game Price Inflation Sep 12, 2014, 11:28 PHJF
 
Squirmer wrote on Sep 12, 2014, 09:46:
Presumably due to pressure from local distributors.

First post nailed it, why is anyone still unsure? Everything under the sun costs more to consumers in Australia. The argument is that AU's high wages result in the high cost of goods (the minimum wage is $17).

Remember when Valve was suggesting digital delivery would lower the cost of games? Yeah? Well, turns out that's a two way street...
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
37. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 10, 2014, 16:20 PHJF
 

Homemade salsa:
0.68 2 lb tomatoes
1.09 1 bundle green onions
0.10 1/2 head garlic
0.30 1/2 bundle cilantro
0.20 1 lime
0.20 2 jalapeno peppers

I live in a city in Ohio. There is no market with prices remotely that low. And a jar of Pace salsa is $2 here.

And thanks for listing jalepeņos, I somehow left those out of my ingredients list x_x

BTW I made pretzels the other day and they are god damn amaazzzziiiiinnnggggg.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
25. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 10, 2014, 13:03 PHJF
 
There's always more to it then 'He hit a woman so let's make a pariah of him.'

No, there isn't. You keep it up and I'll send Bud White after you.
 
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News Comments > Microsoft to Acquire Mojang for $2B?
59. Re: Microsoft to Acquire Mojang for $2B? Sep 10, 2014, 12:21 PHJF
 
It's not that easy to sell a slightly better toolset all over again, since a ton of people will just stay on the old version, especially on the PC where all the mods have already made Minecraft a hundred times better than anything MS can cook up.

Obviously you've never heard of The Sims.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
16. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 10, 2014, 11:34 PHJF
 
Cooking from scratch can actually get stupid expensive. I've made relatively simple dishes that easily end up with a food cost rivaling the price of a meal at a restaurant. I use a simple salsa recipe (roma tomato, green onion, garlic, salt, lime juice, cilantro, hot sauce) that costs significantly more than simply buying a jar of Pace.  
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News Comments > Microsoft to Acquire Mojang for $2B?
43. Re: Microsoft to Acquire Mojang for $2B? Sep 10, 2014, 11:22 PHJF
 
It would be interesting to see what a Minecraft would look like with heaps of money thrown at it. As a concept, I like it. As a perpetually unfinished and ugly product without objective, I have no interest in actually playing it.  
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News Comments > Into the Black
1. Re: Into the Black Sep 9, 2014, 17:47 PHJF
 
When probed for more details, Ellroy responded, "It's on the QT, and very hush-hush."

Actually no. But he totally should have.
 
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News Comments > Transverse Announced
1. Re: Transverse Announced Sep 9, 2014, 17:41 PHJF
 
Piranha Games announces Transverse, a flight-based, sci-fi MMORPG from the creators of MechWarrior Online.

I'll stop you right there!
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
34. Re: Op Ed Sep 9, 2014, 15:27 PHJF
 
No developer or publisher on the planet gives a shit whether somebody finds their game offensive, all they want is for people to buy it. It's only an issue with the ESRB, and they aren't to the point of saddling a title with "AO for crude humor, drug reference and gross protagonist misogyny".

A rant on some bleeding heart's blog isn't going to override market forces.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
26. Re: Op Ed Sep 9, 2014, 12:45 PHJF
 
Corrupt news media =/= corrupt video game reviews

News media has an obligation to accurately report content and provide context. The Fourth Estate is critical to functional democracy. Knowing whether The Sims 4 is good or not without playing it oneself? Not so much.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
22. Re: Op Ed Sep 9, 2014, 11:57 PHJF
 
In that way, it perfectly fits "gamergate," which in the grand scheme, is extremely trivial, but matters to the people it matters to (duh.)

I don't know to whom it matters. I'm as hardcore a "gamer" as any and I really could not care less about ANY of this shit. I've always known reviews could only be taken with a grain of salt, and somebody somewhere has always found video games offensive. Maybe so many people are talking about it because games have been shit lately and they're all as bored as I am.
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
6. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Sep 8, 2014, 21:47 PHJF
 
Wadsworth, OH my old town, they have muni-bb and it wipes the floor to this day vs the alternative TW.

A GRIZZLY???

WHO IS THIS
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
32. Re: Op Ed Sep 8, 2014, 14:42 PHJF
 
Beamer wrote on Sep 8, 2014, 14:09:
It will never, ever happen. Because there are only two things to write about in games:
1) PR. 99% of news comes directly from the studios themselves. There isn't much reporting to do here
2) Editorials, including reviews. Still, not much room to do anything here, either


I don't get why you think there's any difference at all between movies and video games as far as journalism. People enter into journalism because a) they like to write and b) they have a passion about something. That's why magazines like Knitting Monthly exist.
 
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News Comments > Ships Ahoy - PC Dead Rising 3
19. Re: Ships Ahoy - PC Dead Rising 3 Sep 7, 2014, 12:04 PHJF
 
Having a good time playing with Helf. Got my Dual Shock 4 going and throw the game up on The Big Screen. Performance on my middling system is sluggish but not awful. Had one crash during ~10 hours, not noticing any real bugs either. Biggest issue is the default difficulty is waaayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy too easy.  
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News Comments > Ryse: Son of Rome Next Month; Specs Revealed
33. Re: Ryse: Son of Rome Next Month; Specs Revealed Sep 4, 2014, 17:45 PHJF
 
Who here has a 4GB GTX760? Mine's a 2GB.

And gaming on 4K (which I don't do, 1920x1080 with a little FXAA or SMAA looks great to me) really needs AT LEAST 3GB. There are released games which use over 4GB in 4K at max settings.
 
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News Comments > Diablo III Mid-Season Nerf
1. Re: Diablo III Mid-Season Nerf Sep 4, 2014, 10:41 PHJF
 
I'd not played for a couple months waiting for 2.1.0, but after this shit, I'm completely done with D3. Having a game that doesn't "begin" until level 70 is monumentally fucking stupid, the worst of a laundry list of horrible design decisions carried over from fucking MMO Design 101.  
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News Comments > Ryse: Son of Rome Next Month; Specs Revealed
11. Re: Ryse: Son of Rome Next Month; Specs Revealed Sep 4, 2014, 10:29 PHJF
 
SlimRam wrote on Sep 4, 2014, 10:07:
I'm not quite sure I understand the strategy for this? By Crytek's own proclamation they lose money every time they released their titles to PC due to piracy. So, is it really such a wise idea to release a game that is in such demand that they could possibly lose maybe two to three hundred in sales to piracy off of this title versus the 40 to 50 copies sold legitimately?

They are/were under the impression PC sales cannibalized console sales. This isn't an issue with a game that was released, only to consoles, months ago. The cost of porting to PC is largely negligible depending on the engine, especially to a dev studio with a lot of experience in PC games. So virtually any sales will help at this point.

From a management standpoint, they can only be trying to salvage whatever they can from Ryse. It was a catastrophic failure into which they dumped a lot of money, and nobody wants to just COMPLETELY write off such an investment.
 
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News Comments > Gatherings & Competitions
3. Re: Gatherings & Competitions Sep 4, 2014, 09:11 PHJF
 
Hey if I looked like her I'd dress with that gettup every day.

Dragon Con always gets the best cosplay!
 
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News Comments > Avernum 2: Crystal Souls Announced
9. Re: Avernum 2: Crystal Souls Announced Sep 4, 2014, 09:04 PHJF
 
It needs better *audio*.  
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