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Nickname ViRGE
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Signed On Dec 16, 2003, 17:42
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News Comments > No Stained Steam Keys for Bundle Buyers
3. Re: No Stained Steam Keys for Bundle Buyers Jul 28, 2014, 20:22 ViRGE
 
Blackhawk wrote on Jul 28, 2014, 20:02:
They refuse to supply paid for, promised products and think it will result in people buying another copy just to be nice to them?

I can see why they're having problems.

From what I understand, Indie Royal bundle buyers already have a DRM free copy. So this is akin to Humble Bundle sales where the Steam key is distributed as a secondary freebie to buyers.

However even after reading through the entire post, I'm not sure why the developer has ceased distributing Steam keys. As far as I know the keys are free. So I am unsure whether it's a concern about time commitments or something else entirely.
 
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News Comments > etc.
9. Re: etc. Jul 28, 2014, 18:59 ViRGE
 
Creston wrote on Jul 28, 2014, 10:54:
I think the fact that they found the old myth of cartridges being buried in the desert to be true is quite interesting, but it's interesting solely as a fact.
It was not and never was a myth. There are NYT articles from the 80s discussing the burial. That every Tom, Dick, and Jane didn't know the exact location does not make it fictitious nor supernatural.

Fact of the matter is that I'm not even sure why someone would want to dig all of this stuff up. It's junk, which is why it was sent to a landfill in the first place.
 
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News Comments > Gatherings & Competitions
2. Re: Gatherings & Competitions Jul 28, 2014, 17:54 ViRGE
 
ldonyo wrote on Jul 28, 2014, 12:38:
NYT must be desperate for readers if they're sinking this low for headlines about Comic-Con.
Once you read the story it's a far less provocative title than it first appears. And actually this is rather consistent with how they title their slice-of-life articles.
 
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News Comments > The Walking Dead: Season Three Confirmed
7. Re: The Walking Dead: Season Three Confirmed Jul 27, 2014, 18:40 ViRGE
 
Fantaz wrote on Jul 27, 2014, 15:26:
what i don't like is they intentionally keep the graphics bad so it can be easily ported to mobile/tablets.
While I don't doubt that's part of the reason, I suspect the more simplistic look is so that art development doesn't take too long. Art is already the single biggest cost of any AAA game, and if you want to release frequently like TTG does then you don't want to be in a position where each episode needs years of art.
 
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News Comments > Screencheat Embraces Screencheating
13. Re: Screencheat Embraces Screencheating Jul 25, 2014, 16:36 ViRGE
 
Heh, that's amusingly clever. I'll definitely have to take some time to try out the beta next month.  
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News Comments > Titanfall Update to Add Marketplace, Not Microtransactions
7. Re: Titanfall Update to Add Marketplace, Not Microtransactions Jul 24, 2014, 16:47 ViRGE
 
Beelzebud wrote on Jul 24, 2014, 12:37:
The last time I checked this turd still doesn't have basic SLI support, but they're working on crap like this?
And it never will. Their rendering method is inherently SLI-incompatible.
 
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News Comments > Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris in December
2. Re: Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris in December Jul 23, 2014, 16:43 ViRGE
 
DangerDog wrote on Jul 23, 2014, 14:38:
looks cool but also a one and done play through, every time I play a coop game like this the rest of the party wants to treat it like a speedrun.
It's all about who you play with. Unfortunately my pals are the same way, so I feel for you.
 
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News Comments > PC Gaming Alliance Gives Up, Changes Name
21. Re: PC Gaming Alliance Gives Up, Changes Name Jul 22, 2014, 03:41 ViRGE
 
SlimRam wrote on Jul 21, 2014, 22:38:
This is from they're website:

..and I have no idea what it means
They're basically defining themselves as a think tank now.
 
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News Comments > Gatherings & Competitions
1. Re: Gatherings & Competitions Jul 21, 2014, 21:06 ViRGE
 
The problem with the ESPN2 special is that it was clearly a Valve production that was almost certainly meant to be a Twitch show only to get bumped up to ESPN2. Which is to say that it was designed for the start for the DOTA2 hardcore, and without the meaningful involvement of ESPN.

Given how close to the event the special was announced, I don't know if they didn't have enough time to plan it or what. It was a decent show for its intended audience, but it had no business being on ESPN2.

Edit: I'm starting to wonder if Cutter is right and Valve paid ESPN for this...

This comment was edited on Jul 21, 2014, 21:15.
 
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News Comments > PC Gaming Alliance Gives Up, Changes Name
4. Re: PC Gaming Alliance Gives Up, Changes Name Jul 21, 2014, 20:56 ViRGE
 
With no snark intended here, I'd call this a loss, but I'm honestly not sure what the PC Gaming Alliance ever accomplished. Outside of the occasional press release I can't recall their name ever popping up, so if they were achieving anything it was behind the scenes and being done very quietly. I suspect that was not the case however, and they simply failed to meet their objectives.

In which case I wish them the best of luck as the OGA. Hopefully they have more success here than they did as a PC organization.
 
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News Comments > Subscription MMOG Market Analysis
15. Re: Subscription MMOG Market Analysis Jul 19, 2014, 16:13 ViRGE
 
As the mobile games market grows more crowded, the anticipated value of brands is starting to become evident as we observed the explosive success of Kim Kardashian: Hollywood (Glu Mobile). The game managed to become a top grossing mobile title in just a few weeks, due to a combination of the high visibility of Kim Kardashian, experienced game design from Glu Mobile and a clear targeting of female mobile gamers. Provided its success persists, the title is currently on track to generate $200 million this year.
God that's just sad.
 
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News Comments > The International Tourney on TV
9. Re: The International Tourney on TV Jul 17, 2014, 20:41 ViRGE
 
Cutter wrote on Jul 17, 2014, 18:52:
I wonder how much this set Valve back. They had to pay ESPN for this coverage for sure.
Eh? I'd think it would be the other way around. ESPN would be paying for access.
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen at $48 Million
15. Re: Star Citizen at $48 Million Jul 15, 2014, 01:41 ViRGE
 
jdreyer wrote on Jul 14, 2014, 20:42:
Alien Languages – Do you speak Banu? We will work with real-world linguists to create distinctive and realistic alien languages for Star Citizen’s three biggest alien races, the Vanduul, the Xi’An and the Banu.

*Checks link. Makes sure it's not from The Onion.*

As a supporter of this project, even I think this is ridiculous.
Agreed. But the vote was that RSI should continue offering stretch goals, so they're going to have to get increasingly loony since Roberts doesn't want to go against the customers.
 
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News Comments > Battleborn Impressions
3. Re: Battleborn Impressions Jul 12, 2014, 15:08 ViRGE
 
HoSpanky wrote on Jul 12, 2014, 13:26:
Sounds like Super Monday Night Combat, which is a hoot but has fairly bland environments. It easily makes up for them with ridiculous commentators and very expressive characters. Wouldn't complain about another game in that style, and this looks to be it.
Agreed. Though SMNC was a disaster (F2P, too much MOBA); MNC on the other hand was a riot. It's still my favorite MP FPS from this decade.
 
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News Comments > Grim Fandango HD Remake Coming to PCs
4. Re: Grim Fandango HD Remake Coming to PCs Jul 9, 2014, 19:06 ViRGE
 
As if there was any doubt...

Still, it's nice to get confirmation that it's coming. Not nearly enough people got to know Manny.
 
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News Comments > CliffyB Announces F2P PC Shooter Blue Streak
17. Re: CliffyB Announces F2P PC Shooter Blue Streak Jul 8, 2014, 21:16 ViRGE
 
Bleh. I don't harbor any ill will towards CliffyB, but I can't get behind F2P. It's almost always done wrong, in a manner that sacrifices gameplay for profits.  
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
5. Re: Steam Top 10 Jun 29, 2014, 18:54 ViRGE
 
jdreyer wrote on Jun 29, 2014, 16:53:
Hey Blue, I think there's a typo in this list. It's inconceivable that Skyrim isn't #1.

In all seriousness, how can someone not own Skyrim at this point? It sold so many copies that I don't understand where the additional sales come from.
 
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News Comments > Stolen Sniper Elite 3 Keys Banned
26. Re: Stolen Sniper Elite 3 Keys Banned Jun 28, 2014, 20:38 ViRGE
 
Quboid wrote on Jun 28, 2014, 20:22:
Mashiki Amiketo wrote on Jun 28, 2014, 20:05:
ViRGE wrote on Jun 28, 2014, 20:00:
Not Rebellion's pool. A retailer's pool. And it depends entirely on how they got in and what they had access to. The AMD hack retrieved the keys out of a bog standard text file for example; AMD's other keys weren't exposed because they didn't have a copy stored like that.
So again, where are the hack reports of this happening? It doesn't take rocket surgery to figure out who the keys would have come from. There's no information on it, no retailer and rebellion isn't saying what retailer either. All they're coming across as saying it "they was stolen!eleventy one!!!111!" Security through obscurity isn't a plan, neither is refusing to divulge a retailer who has piss poor security, and can't keep moderately-secure information secure.

They are not going to accuse another company of anything until they're damn sure what's going on. That's how you get sued, and Rebellion are sure to be quite familiar with that.
Bingo. Rebellion isn't going to name & shame anyone at this time, and the retailer isn't going to self-report unless customer data was exposed. In fact if it was just keys that were taken, then it's unlikely the retailer will ever come forward since it would just scare off customers.
 
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News Comments > Stolen Sniper Elite 3 Keys Banned
21. Re: Stolen Sniper Elite 3 Keys Banned Jun 28, 2014, 20:00 ViRGE
 
Mashiki Amiketo wrote on Jun 28, 2014, 19:58:
ViRGE wrote on Jun 28, 2014, 19:53:
Hacked as in stolen from another retailer's key pool. Presumably they would have needed to hack into that retailer to get the keys.
So you're saying that there was a major breach of rebellions auth pool? And Rebellion isn't reporting it to the public, or that various retailers had a breach of their auth servers as well and they're not reporting it? Sorry doesn't fly. Because if it was true, you'd see other keys being revoked as well.
Not Rebellion's pool. A retailer's pool. And it depends entirely on how they got in and what they had access to. The AMD hack retrieved the keys out of a bog standard text file for example; AMD's other keys weren't exposed because they didn't have a copy stored like that.
 
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News Comments > Stolen Sniper Elite 3 Keys Banned
19. Re: Stolen Sniper Elite 3 Keys Banned Jun 28, 2014, 19:53 ViRGE
 
Mashiki Amiketo wrote on Jun 28, 2014, 19:49:
Still wondering how you end up with "hacked" keys. A key works, or it doesn't. A key is region locked, or it's not. Simple as that, unless of course they're saying that someone figured out how to generate keys. Or someone from their own company stole a batch of keys and sold them.
Hacked as in stolen from another retailer's key pool. Presumably they would have needed to hack into that retailer to get the keys.
 
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