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Signed On Dec 13, 2004, 01:09
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News Comments > Evening Legal Briefs
3. Re: Evening Legal Briefs Jan 7, 2014, 23:54 Dev
 
Its just "Party" now? Is there a party in the house tonight?  
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News Comments > Op Ed
10. Re: RE: Follow up Jan 7, 2014, 23:52 Dev
 
Beamer wrote on Jan 7, 2014, 23:41:
It's just that PC games aren't a huge slice of the market anymore.
I disagree. Generally speaking PC games match any other single platform, just take a look at EA's financials.

They may be a minority compared to all consoles together, that's true though.

And finally, we will hopefully get some good graphical advances with the new consoles coming out. Too long have obsolete consoles held back game development. Its gotten so I haven't had to upgrade for years, not even my graphics card.
 
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News Comments > SOE Going Forward With Unified Subscriptions
20. Re: SOE Going Forward With Unified Subscriptions Jan 7, 2014, 23:48 Dev
 
Ah, so instead of a kneejerk station cash change, they actually went and thought things through after the outcry and are doing what they should have done in the first place?  
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News Comments > More Steam Greenlights
2. Re: More Steam Greenlights Jan 7, 2014, 23:44 Dev
 
Cutter wrote on Jan 7, 2014, 23:41:
50 more "Buy Early Access" games right?
As long as valve doesn't have to do the tedious work in playing and deciding, they are fine with early access.

I wonder if any steam early access game has gone final yet.
 
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News Comments > December Steam Survey
7. Re: December Steam Survey Jan 5, 2014, 17:03 Dev
 
Domgrief wrote on Jan 5, 2014, 11:54:
Almost 20% of surveyed machines are Russian? That surprised me.
Why? Gabe has talked before about how they've been able to capitalize on the russian market when many other publishers didn't want to bother as much with it.
If you use the enhanced steam plugin for chrome, you can see the lowest worldwide prices on things in addition to your country, and it always tends to be lower in russia (even after exchange rate). Previously, many companies would saddle a russian release with tons of DRM. Steam makes it much more convenient, and valve has proven there's a market there.
 
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News Comments > Steam Family Sharing Tightened Up
14. Re: Steam Family Sharing Tightened Up Jan 5, 2014, 16:12 Dev
 
Oh holy crap! I didn't think about the VAC thing when sharing your games. Man you basically have to trust someone 100% that they won't totally screw you over if you are VAC responsible for all their decisions.

I think I'd just rather buy the game for the other person than risk my 1000+ games.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Interviews
10. Re: Saturday Interviews Jan 5, 2014, 15:09 Dev
 
People need to trust the promise that youíre making, whether itís people who work here or your customers.
Great point Gabe! How about all those broken promises for L4D?

we donít track vacation time or sick time
That's something new I hadn't heard before. I mean its a logical extension of the whole flat management style, but I hadn't thought about that part of it.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
19. Re: Op Ed Jan 5, 2014, 01:18 Dev
 
Creston wrote on Jan 5, 2014, 01:10:
Wintyr wrote on Jan 4, 2014, 20:59:
BF4 Was not that bad a few tweeks on your pc end and installing the latest drivers helps. and i ran pretty fine. i know people that ran it without any probelms using newer hardware. the bugs are more an issue of all the crapy pc you all own thinking its the shiz. guess what its not and even ea and to inforce driver updating to make all of those whinning noobers updater there drivers to play the game bug free because they choose not to install up to date drivers sets for there pc. spyware and malware will also bug out your game. there are so manty outside issue you blame on EA/Dice the bugs in BattleField 4 and pretty superfical and realy were not that big of a deal in compared to many other release for pretty much and publisher/developer. there only end result dif is when more people buy you product you end up with more bugs. they coudl have tested the game for years and when they realsed it they would have still ran into bugs becaues of the shitty un kept pc matnice the general public and even some hardcore gamers and to dumb to fix on there own end.

Even hiring a decent shill who can speak proper English is beyond EA these days.
Hey a few "tweeks" of various substances and they can fake it to the interviewer, right?
 
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News Comments > Morning Interviews
3. Re: Morning Interviews Jan 5, 2014, 01:15 Dev
 
Ashley wrote on Jan 4, 2014, 10:31:
Beware of SD pre-orders.
Trust me, I pre-ordered Elemental.

It may be great, it may be buggy 90's era shareware looking pile o' poo.

I'll wait until it's out for awhile before even considering it.
I know. But for star control, I think I'd pre-order regardless
 
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News Comments > On Sale
21. Re: On Sale Jan 5, 2014, 01:10 Dev
 
El Pit wrote on Jan 4, 2014, 12:11:
xXBatmanXx wrote on Jan 4, 2014, 12:05:
Steam store down AGAIN!

wow....

Yep. Either Steam is too dumb to stop the script kiddies (whose parents should be sued to hell and back), or this is a bigger thing than we all thought.
Not really too dumb, just not willing to hire specialists in the field I think. If they aren't willing to hire the proper people for the right jobs (like security, or UI design), then they need to contract the stuff out.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
16. Re: Op Ed Jan 5, 2014, 01:08 Dev
 
So... how is this news again?  
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News Comments > On Sale (2)
39. Re: On Sale (2) Jan 4, 2014, 04:19 Dev
 
Krovven wrote on Jan 4, 2014, 03:45:
My guess is you just forgot which troll account you logged in to. BTW, you can change your name in the Account Options any time you want to.
LOL
 
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News Comments > Steam, Origin DDoSed?
64. Re: Steam, Origin DDoSed? Jan 4, 2014, 04:16 Dev
 
Krovven wrote on Jan 4, 2014, 03:27:
So no, your theory is not possible.
There's a difference between not possible, and not plausible.
My theory is very possible.

I'm claiming its POSSIBLE the other things were coincidence.
 
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News Comments > Fallouts Returning to Steam
26. Re: Fallouts Returning to Steam Jan 4, 2014, 02:35 Dev
 
Razumen wrote on Jan 4, 2014, 01:52:
Huh? You need to log into Steam to play your games, EVEN if you turn offline mode on. That's pretty obvious an implementation of DRM, stop being a blatant troll.
Again, FALSE. See my previous reply right before yours

Its correct for majority, but not all. And your reply didn't leave any room for exceptions.
 
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News Comments > GOG.com Drops Fallout Games
86. Re: GOG.com Drops Fallout Games Jan 4, 2014, 01:55 Dev
 
Orogogus wrote on Jan 3, 2014, 11:19:
BitWraith wrote on Jan 3, 2014, 08:59:
Gog knows they won't be coming back, or they wouldn't have made that melodramatic post saying they were going away. Otherwise, they would have said "The Fallout Games are temporarily unavailable."

Ha. Well, you'd hope they wouldn't do that again, anyway. Every time I'm about to buy something from GOG I think about that whole fiasco and that rambling interview where they were dressed up as monks, and about 3/4 of the time I end up not clicking Buy.
And the condescending non apology (though I think that's what you meant by the monks)
 
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News Comments > On Sale (2)
31. Re: On Sale (2) Jan 4, 2014, 01:53 Dev
 
El Pit wrote on Jan 3, 2014, 11:07:
Prez wrote on Jan 3, 2014, 10:22:
Microsoft selling PC games. Heh. Hehehe. That's funny.

But... but... *sniff* MS is the savior of pc gaming! Remember! They said so when they gave us Games for Windows Live!
Plus they rededicate themselves to PC games every couple months!
 
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News Comments > Fallouts Returning to Steam
24. Re: Fallouts Returning to Steam Jan 4, 2014, 01:51 Dev
 
netnerd85 wrote on Jan 4, 2014, 01:36:
You CAN NOT play a game WITHOUT steam running. Offline mode is no defense or excuse.
100% false.
I'll admit its a minority, but there ARE a number of games that can be run straight out of their folders without steam going.
Had you used "most" instead of "a" it would have been true though.
I tested a bunch and reported on my results the last time someone made this false claim. Someone also linked a page recently that lists a bunch.
http://pcgamingwiki.com/wiki/The_Big_List_of_DRM-Free_Games_on_Steam

If you feel like paying me a fair hourly rate, I'll even test the rest of my 1000+ steam games for you

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News Comments > Steam, Origin DDoSed?
60. Re: Steam, Origin DDoSed? Jan 4, 2014, 01:34 Dev
 
I went back and checked every one of the links in blues blurb. Its all about claims, no hard facts yet, beyond steam having issues. My theory fits steam having issues at that point in time just as well as the DDOS one does. EA's issues could be unrelated, could be a DDOS or could be something else entirely.

I'll admit the DDOS theory is possible, but so is mine
 
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News Comments > Steam, Origin DDoSed?
58. Re: Steam, Origin DDoSed? Jan 4, 2014, 00:55 Dev
 
Krovven wrote on Jan 4, 2014, 00:22:
Dev wrote on Jan 4, 2014, 00:09:
I don't think it was a ddos. I think it was everyone frantically trying to buy/sell/craft globes since this time valve said they were going away.

And valve's front end setup couldn't handle it.

Did you look at any of the links at all? 2 groups were DDOSing Origin, Battle.net, Steam among others. See the Twitter feeds linked in the stories.

hackers-claim-to-have-broken-eas-origin-service

pair-claim-to-have-attacked-steams-servers

People can claim things that don't happen. Just because they claimed it, isn't proof a ddos attach hit steam.
Krovven wrote on Jan 4, 2014, 00:24:
Dev wrote on Jan 4, 2014, 00:15:
Interesting. Any links? I'd like to read up on it.

I guess that answers my question in my previous post...you didn't read anything. You didn't read the links in the story Blue posted above, and you didn't read any links earlier in the thread.
As for it being used to make money...I haven't heard anything like that, but who knows.


I was specifically asking for links to making money, the links about the twitter users are above of course.
 
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News Comments > Morning Interviews
1. Re: Morning Interviews Jan 4, 2014, 00:39 Dev
 
AWESOME!!!! I didn't know they got the rights!!
Sounds like they have a good handle on why it was popular, I hope it turns out to be a great game. Pre-order game for me for sure

Oh and I hope they add multiplayer space battles, even if it is the same keyboard. I had so much fun back in the day doing that.
 
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