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Signed On Feb 6, 2004, 13:18
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News Comments > Confessions of an EA Viral Marketer?
16. Re: Confessions of an EA Viral Marketer? Mar 29, 2012, 04:08 Kajetan
 
InBlack wrote on Mar 29, 2012, 03:28:
Just out of curiousity how much does it pay to be EA's bitch?
Not that much. But it's an easy job. You surf all day and post stuff. The (now defunct) gaming company i worked with years ago, hired a lot of students to do this job.

I mean if companies pay people to troll sites and the like, fuck it where do I sign up???
Look for marketing agencies who work for EA. They hire these people, they do the "viral" stuff.
 
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News Comments > Another Mass Effect 3 Bounty Weekend
18. Re: Another Mass Effect 3 Bounty Weekend Mar 29, 2012, 02:22 Kajetan
 
Rilcon wrote on Mar 28, 2012, 23:16:
Shipped or Sold doesn't matter much to EA.
It matters to retailers. If a game collects dust on the shelves they will order less from this type, series, even publisher in the future. And the big retailers can send unsold copies back to EA. No sale, no money.
 
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News Comments > New SimCity Only Playable Online
25. Re: New SimCity Only Playable Online Mar 28, 2012, 12:00 Kajetan
 
Bhruic wrote on Mar 28, 2012, 11:18:
I'm really wondering about this decision. Leaving aside the "EA is evil" debate for a moment, who thought this would be a good idea?
EA thought, this would be a good idea to show the investors that they are really, REALLY eager to protect their precious assets from those filthy pirate scum. Last business year EA lost again (!) a lot of money, despite of increased sales. EA introduced Online securom the first time the had a really bad quarter. Take2 used Online securom for Bioshock because the REALLY needed those sales and tried to keep their investors happy. Ubisoft announced UbiDRM after some heavy unexpected losses.

You ask what is the reason for Always-On? The desire to please the investors, to show them that the company wants to protect its revenue, that they can tap into more revenue by controlling the entire gameplay experience, by slicing the game into little DLC packages and feeding them to the stupid customer through gamer accounts on UbiPlay, Origin, Steam or XBOX Live.
 
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News Comments > Good Old Games Becomes GOG.com
32. Re: Good Old Games Becomes GOG.com Mar 28, 2012, 02:26 Kajetan
 
Prez wrote on Mar 27, 2012, 16:06:
I was annoyed at GoG for the crappy state Thief 2 was released in (why weren't the config tweaks, widescreen upgrade, and other required addons pre-installed?)
GOG makes mod specials, they show you where to get all the stuff, how to install it. But they have only the rights to distribute the game itself, change the game code to run on modern OS if necessary, but they do not have the rights to make money with community mods.
 
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News Comments > Good Old Games Becomes GOG.com
6. Re: Good Old Games Becomes GOG.com Mar 27, 2012, 12:36 Kajetan
 
Silicon Avatar wrote on Mar 27, 2012, 12:04:
I thought the whole point of GOG was making old games run on Windows 7 and then selling the package for cheap.
They still do that. They will keep on doing that in the future.
 
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News Comments > Robert Bowling Leaves Infinity Ward
18. Re: Robert Bowling Leaves Infinity Ward Mar 27, 2012, 10:00 Kajetan
 
ASeven wrote on Mar 27, 2012, 09:01:
I do know that for the first time in many years, a CoD title namely MW3 had a huge drop on sales numbers this January. This hasn't happened for a CoD title since CoD4 I believe.
It did? Hmmm ... i thought otherwise. Maybe i took "shipped" figures for "sales figures.
 
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News Comments > Robert Bowling Leaves Infinity Ward
11. Re: Robert Bowling Leaves Infinity Ward Mar 27, 2012, 02:15 Kajetan
 
MrBone wrote on Mar 27, 2012, 00:18:
He sees the writing on the wall. The genre is pretty much done. MW3 was nothing more than MW2 with some extra maps.
The writing on the wall says: "Moar! MOAR! MOARRRRR! ... of the same old shit". MW3 sold bazillions.
 
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News Comments > Prey 2 Cancellation Rumors
23. Re: Prey 2 Cancellation Rumors Mar 24, 2012, 11:14 Kajetan
 
Mad Max RW wrote on Mar 24, 2012, 10:44:
Thanks again, Bethesda!
Maybe they did us a favor by cancelling another turd? As already mentioned, someone at Bethesda probably learned from previous failures.
 
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News Comments > Mists of Pandaria Beta Live
16. Re: Mists of Pandaria Beta Live Mar 23, 2012, 05:41 Kajetan
 
entr0py wrote on Mar 22, 2012, 15:41:
I mean what else are they going to do, try and come up with something new?
The Emerald Dream is a VAST ressource for at least one addon.
 
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News Comments > Blizzard: Some WoW Subs Lost to The Old Republic
9. Re: Blizzard: Some WoW Subs Lost to The Old Republic Mar 20, 2012, 11:29 Kajetan
 
deqer wrote on Mar 20, 2012, 11:11:
"though they think there are others hibernating until the release of the next WoW expansion: "

Yeah, I bet they'd like to think that. Love to see the look on their faces when they wrong and no one comes back for your Kung Fu Panda expansion.
Dont worry. They will hold enough players to make a fortune, they will get new players who arent much into heavy duty raiding, more into collecting pets and achievements with some effortless gameplay mechanics.

Normally i would have resubbed beginning of the year as i have done every time after a longer absence from the game. But now it's march and i have no desire to return at all. I guess, i'm finally done with WoW
 
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News Comments > Dragon Age Entering "Next Phase"
34. Re: Dragon Age Entering Mar 20, 2012, 02:52 Kajetan
 
CythrawL wrote on Mar 19, 2012, 21:55:
Looking Glass Studios...
... was never aquired by EA.
 
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News Comments > Wasteland 2 Kickstarter Update
42. Re: Wasteland 2 Kickstarter Update Mar 19, 2012, 08:56 Kajetan
 
Beamer wrote on Mar 19, 2012, 00:38:
Most of the games you see ads for do well. Homefront had an enormous amount of ads. Sold like crazy.
I would not call 2 Mio. units sold, worldwide, across all plattforms (http://www.vgchartz.com/game/34846/homefront) a "crazy success". A moderate success, if you will. Which is one of the reasons THQ closed the studio behind "Homefront". Too costly, not profitable enough.
 
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News Comments > S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2 Still Stalking
12. Re: S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2 Still Stalking Mar 17, 2012, 07:31 Kajetan
 
theyarecomingforyou wrote on Mar 17, 2012, 07:03:
I wish them the best of luck but I'm much more interested in the off-shoot studio 4A Games, which was responsible for Metro 2033. Metro: Last Light is one of the games I'm most looking forward to this year. It's certainly not open world like STALKER but I really enjoyed 2033.
Metro 2033 was a completely different game. Save-Points, QTEs and a very simplified Action-Gameplay. No exploring, heavily scripted, confined areas.
 
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News Comments > Command & Conquer Tiberium Alliances Open Beta
7. Re: Command & Conquer Tiberium Alliances Open Beta Mar 15, 2012, 15:05 Kajetan
 
theyarecomingforyou wrote on Mar 15, 2012, 14:15:
Very, very annoying. I really don't know why they wasted their time on this crap.
Because they learned from this Ultima browser game that there are LOTS of people out there, who have too much money. Microtransaction here, microtransaction there, a sweet little ingame shop, REVENUE!
 
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News Comments > Baldur's Gate Countdown to Tomorrow
20. Re: Baldur's Gate Countdown to Tomorrow Mar 15, 2012, 09:45 Kajetan
 
Caladell wrote on Mar 15, 2012, 00:01:
My guess is that they updated the engine to allow for higher resolutions. Hopefully it's more than that though
Yeah, because there are already some easy-to-use mods out there for that.
 
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News Comments > "Spectacular" Crytek Announcement Next Month
5. Re: Mar 12, 2012, 09:47 Kajetan
 
Frijoles wrote on Mar 12, 2012, 09:42:
I wonder if it'll be on Steam.
Probably an Origin exclusive for a limited time. Then available on other plattforms, still requiring an Origin login to start the game. There will be no more PC games from EA without Origin.
 
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News Comments > Romero on Making an Old School FPS: "I Have Plans"
1. Re: Romero on Making an Old School FPS: "I Have Plans" Mar 11, 2012, 13:01 Kajetan
 
SUPERFLY 2!!  
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News Comments > Legend of Grimrock Release Candidate
1. Re: Legend of Grimrock Release Candidate Mar 9, 2012, 10:32 Kajetan
 
Yay!!!  
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News Comments > CD Project RED Dropping All DRM
15. Re: CD Project RED Dropping All DRM Mar 9, 2012, 01:39 Kajetan
 
jdreyer wrote on Mar 8, 2012, 20:55:
If DRM went away forever, would there be more piracy or less?
More and more studies suggest that DRM has no effect on copies at all. DRM does not reduce or boost the numbers, no DRM doesn't reduce or boost the numbers. There will be ALWAYS software piracy and there will be ALWAYS potential and actual customers who pay voluntarily because they want to. And more and more studies suggest, that the availability of copies has no effect on sales at all. Effect on sales have things like: Convenience of the buying experience, regional locks, different regional release dates, different content based on the region. People will pirate your content if you as a company cant offer a borderless, convenient way to buy your content. But if you do that, people will buy. In droves.

The trick is simple: Just ignore the people who dont want to give you money at all, they will not go away, they will always get what they want. Learn to live with copies. Concentrate instead on making a good offer to the people who might want to give you money.
 
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News Comments > Molyneux Quits Lionhead
19. Re: Molyneux Quits Lionhead Mar 7, 2012, 11:54 Kajetan
 
Optional nickname wrote on Mar 7, 2012, 11:00:
To all who bash Peter and his pioneer works, FU.
No one bashes Molyneux for the classics. We bash Molyneux for the shit he released since "Black & White" including said overhyped tamagotchi simulator.
 
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