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Signed On Dec 13, 2004, 01:09
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News Comments > The Elder Scrolls Online Also Features Microtransactions
33. Re: The Elder Scrolls Online Also Features Microtransactions Aug 23, 2013, 21:47 Dev
 
Was anyone really surprised by this?  
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News Comments > ROAM "Legal Matter" Wrapping Up
11. Re: ROAM Aug 23, 2013, 00:57 Dev
 
NewMaxx wrote on Aug 22, 2013, 21:07:
I only said productivity was his main concern. Never said money. He, in the role of a manager, is very much focused on employee productivity.
Its a flat management structure there, he's not doing much managing. He's also not "very much" focused on productivity. He may be somewhat focused on it, but not "very much". After all the employees have wheels on their desks, move around whenever. Such as when stuff isn't fun and interesting. He is "obsessed" (his words) with employee health however. That obsession and the wheels on desks explain everything about valve that sometimes mystify people.

If he was managing and "very much" focused on productivity, we would have had another HL game long before now. Steam GUI wouldn't be mostly crap. Problems with steam front end wouldn't happen everytime there was a big sale or release. I could go on.
 
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News Comments > ROAM "Legal Matter" Wrapping Up
7. Re: ROAM Aug 22, 2013, 17:38 Dev
 
My guess:
If they had to remove an employee's contributions to the game because of legal reasons, its more than likely some sorta copyright issue. The member was probably copying code or art (either directly off the internet, or from his work on a previous job). Someone found out about it and threatened legal action, so they had to fire him and remove all his contributions.
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
5. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Aug 21, 2013, 22:59 Dev
 
jdreyer wrote on Aug 21, 2013, 13:34:
That WoW gold case is crazy.
Yeah lol. A woman gets her house robbed 3 times while away on vacation, they steal the $75,000 in real gold bricks that she converted her WoW gold farming profits to, then the insurance won't pay up. So they sue each other and turns out it was an inside job... of a sort. It wasn't her, it was her boyfriend (who she met online) who betrayed her and tipped off the thieves about her stash while they were on vacation together. His cut? The thieves gave him a massive... $500
 
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News Comments > Evening Interviews
1. Re: Evening Interviews Aug 21, 2013, 22:53 Dev
 
Futuremark:
"If we find someone who is not following those rules judiciously we donít report that to the world"
Yeah thats not what happened when AMD and nvidia were cheating your benchmark. You reported both in that public report about it. I still have the link to the PDF somewhere.

Other than that, good interview.
 
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News Comments > XCOM: Enemy Within Announced
31. Re: XCOM: Enemy Within Announced Aug 21, 2013, 22:48 Dev
 
I'm interested, but $30 is a bit steep IMO  
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News Comments > Evening Mobilization
3. Re: Evening Mobilization Aug 21, 2013, 22:44 Dev
 
ItBurn wrote on Aug 21, 2013, 22:43:
Yeah it f-ing pisses me off when they take these franchises that we're dying for a sequel and make damn cell phone games with them. What's the idea anyway? Cell phone users aren't the DK fans. You always do this EA, try to kill franchises.
The idea is that thats where they think the money is. Casual games.
 
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News Comments > Redshirt Preorders
1. Re: Redshirt Preorders Aug 20, 2013, 22:09 Dev
 
Something more than the $10 price point he was bemoaning.
Anyone try this yet? Is it worth the $20?
 
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News Comments > No GFWL for Batman: Arkham Origins - GFWL & AOE Online Ending Next Year?
33. Re: No GFWL for Batman: Arkham Origins - GFWL & AOE Online Ending Next Year? Aug 20, 2013, 09:11 Dev
 
More than likely its because MS will be releasing the next iteration, the one that goes with xbox one and windows 8.

But then again it could just be because MS hates PC gamers and this is how they are rededicating themselves to it. I bet none of the GFWL games will bother remaking themselves for steam instead.
 
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News Comments > Sunday Legal Briefs
5. Re: Sunday Legal Briefs Aug 18, 2013, 21:06 Dev
 
Sepharo wrote on Aug 18, 2013, 17:22:
Nighthawk wrote on Aug 18, 2013, 17:09:
It's greed plain and simple, it's not like most players don't know the real names (although, I didn't know the current model of the AH-1 is Viper, and no longer Cobra/Super).
Brings me back to when Counter Strike changed the names of the weapons...

It's funny with the latest update to add the inventory and drop system Valve has gone back to the "real" names for the first time in years.
Likely that's because of the other lawsuits about the weapon names I've seen linked on blues.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Legal Briefs
24. Re: Saturday Legal Briefs Aug 18, 2013, 01:20 Dev
 
yuastnav wrote on Aug 17, 2013, 13:32:
I will just leave this here for anyone who is interested:
www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/adamcurtis/posts/BUGGER
Wow, fascinating article
dj LiTh wrote on Aug 17, 2013, 12:56:
A spy agency spying? OMG what were they thinking!?!
Spy agency spying? OMG not what the problem is.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Legal Briefs
1. Re: Saturday Legal Briefs Aug 17, 2013, 11:30 Dev
 
Here's a better link:
link

Turns out its 2776 incidents in ONE YEAR.
And those are just the violations they admit to, the ones that go beyond the incredibly lax standards they use. Don't forget that the millions of calls metadata they do, they don't consider that an incident since thats authorized.
Also, just ONE of those incidents violated specific court orders and involved 3000 americans.
One error included when they accidentally (supposedly anyway) programmed it to look at area code 202 (washington DC) instead of 20 (a foreign country) and incorrectly gathered a "large number" of calls. They won't say anything beyond that it was a "large number".
And the error rate increased despite a quadrupling of internal oversight staff
 
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News Comments > Evening Legal Briefs
1. Re: Evening Legal Briefs Aug 15, 2013, 20:25 Dev
 
I doubt that apologizing goes a long way at a military trial.  
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News Comments > Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Arms Deal Update
2. Re: Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Arms Deal Update Aug 15, 2013, 20:17 Dev
 
ViRGE wrote on Aug 15, 2013, 04:33:
I can't say I care for CS, but all the same my condolences to the CS players. Microtransactions have claimed the corpse of yet another game.

As for the keys, it seems to me that Valve has mastered the gaming equivalent of pinkwashing. Go ahead, spend money on microtransactions; (a very small part of) it is for a good cause.
Its all skins though, so it doesn't much matter to me since its not p2w.
And as for keys, just skip that and pay for what you want on the market, it might be more expensive but you'd get exactly what you wanted.
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
17. Re: Morning Consolidation Aug 15, 2013, 00:42 Dev
 
Redmask wrote on Aug 14, 2013, 23:05:
They had some fire hazard problems with the Xbox 360 power brick, thing was getting so hot that people were told not to put it on carpet at all.
And I recall issues with the original xbox power supply too, i.e. MS didn't learn a thing.
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
15. Re: Morning Consolidation Aug 14, 2013, 21:24 Dev
 
I also have no problem believing they won't have a RROD.

But as I recall, didn't they have expensive power supply/power adapter issues with BOTH the xbox and xbox 360, where they had to replace (or offer to replace) every adapter that existed at that time?

So yeah, I'm fully expecting some other type of disaster after it ships, mostly likely related to power.
 
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News Comments > Evening Safety Dance
4. Re: Evening Safety Dance Aug 14, 2013, 21:19 Dev
 
The details on the internet touching:
They "touch" 1.6% of the internet traffic, which is almost 30 petabytes/day compared to googles about 20 PB.
And if they are saying thats headers or metadata or even if you just remove streaming traffic (as I recall youtube and netflix make up something like half of all peak internet traffic in US), then its vastly vastly more than google is "touching".
 
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News Comments > StarCraft Universe Kickstarter
7. Re: StarCraft Universe Kickstarter Aug 14, 2013, 21:02 Dev
 
bingus wrote on Aug 14, 2013, 05:25:
From the website: "While Blizzard is not directly affiliated with this project's production, we do communicate with them to submit bug reports and make technical requests. They have given their blessing/permission for us to launch this Kickstarter, and they are supporting our efforts by featuring SCU as an Arcade Highlight."
That's not the same thing as a signed contractual agreement to use their IP. Which is basically what they should have, and almost certainly don't.
Actiblizz is an idiot if they let this continue, both because of having someone else mess with their IP as a paid product with no control over it (for instance if it fails it will could actiblizz look bad), and because if they were feeling that generous about that team to give their blessing, they shoulda just hired them or given them the $80k peanuts (to actiblizz) they are asking.
 
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News Comments > Xbox One Controller for PCs in 2014
29. Re: Xbox One Controller for PCs in 2014 Aug 13, 2013, 19:52 Dev
 
Redmask wrote on Aug 13, 2013, 07:07:
I guess we shouldn't be surprised though, this is a company that somehow ignored a billion dollar digital distribution market growing in their own backyard.
And continues to ignore it even today, despite their near continual promises to the contrary about "rededicating themselves to the PC"
 
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News Comments > Xbox One Controller for PCs in 2014
13. Re: Xbox One Controller for PCs in 2014 Aug 13, 2013, 00:30 Dev
 
Redmask wrote on Aug 12, 2013, 22:43:
The really dumb thing about this is at E3 they had Xbone demos running on PCs with Xbone controllers hooked up.
Probably because they are lying about it. If they wanted to they could easily have it ready for windows.
The real reason is probably something along the lines of they don't want to give anyone a reason to use it on the PC until they get a few months of console sales out, some irrational fear that it will affect sales.
 
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