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Signed On Dec 13, 2004, 01:09
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News Comments > Natural Selection 2 Drops WinXP
2. Re: Natural Selection 2 Drops WinXP Oct 20, 2015, 22:23 Dev
 
Ozmodan wrote on Oct 20, 2015, 21:00:
Seriously, what person plays new games on a computer that still has xp on it, or maybe I should say what computer with xp on it can still play any of the new games? Don't see that as an issue for any developer.
Roughly 3% of average gamers still have XP (5th most used windows OS flavor, still much more than vista gamers)
http://store.steampowered.com/hwsurvey

I know someone personally who is pretty into games that still uses it and dislikes win 7. Even when a game he was really excited about came out and didn't support win XP, he stuck with XP rather than upgrade.

That being said, it would be crazy for a developer to make a decision to stop development to support XP. Also it would be a crazy financial decision to devote more than a few percent of resources to maintaining compatibility with XP given the current market demographics.
 
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News Comments > Free Valve Games for OS X Steam Hardware Users
7. Re: Free Valve Games for OS X Steam Hardware Users Oct 18, 2015, 01:04 Dev
 
ViRGE wrote on Oct 17, 2015, 18:39:
Well it's something. But this date was announced months in advance; Valve has had quite a bit of time to get this sorted out before the launch.
The problem is convincing enough people to wheel their desks over to the driver development team, it's a kinda boring job.
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen Has 1M Backers; More Get Alpha Access
124. Re: Star Citizen Has 1M Backers; More Get Alpha Access Oct 15, 2015, 06:06 Dev
 
jdreyer wrote on Oct 14, 2015, 22:17:
It would be so awesome if someone released RSI's books.
Wouldn't surprise me if they didn't have much in the way of books, the way they are running things.
 
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News Comments > StarDrive 2 Sector Zero Announced
6. Re: StarDrive 2 Sector Zero Announced Oct 11, 2015, 23:27 Dev
 
Burrito of Peace wrote on Oct 11, 2015, 00:03:
This is bullshit. For months, Zero has been promising a "big update to the game that will fix a lot of issues and add more features". So, instead of the promised patch, we get a fucking DLC announcement? Fuck this guy, I'm done.
Reminds me of valve with L4D2, except they did it as a whole new game instead of DLC or the promised free content for L4D1
 
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News Comments > Gauntlet Support Ending; Pre-order Bonuses Freed
2. Re: Gauntlet Support Ending; Pre-order Bonuses Freed Oct 10, 2015, 14:09 Dev
 
Decent of them to support it properly and make sure it's in a good state before stopping. And announcing it is cool too. Most games just cease patch development without any announcement .  
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
11. Re: Steam Top 10 Sep 28, 2015, 02:01 Dev
 
JohnBirshire wrote on Sep 27, 2015, 21:54:
You guys need to look at the prices before you make comments about games "falling down the list". Several of those games wouldn't have even been on it without significant discounts.
Which isn't really applicable to weekly top stream list since it's based on total weekly REVENUE. It means they are doing smart pricing moves if they get more total money by running a sale.

And since people often get confused on this, here's the definition from valve

http://store.steampowered.com/feeds/weeklytopsellers.xml
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
23. Re: Op Ed Sep 22, 2015, 22:19 Dev
 
Creston wrote on Sep 22, 2015, 20:19:
Kxmode wrote on Sep 22, 2015, 19:33:
Here's David Jenison's exit letter where he basically breaks down all the problems with the company.

Hot damn...
Wowza
 
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News Comments > Evening Legal Briefs
5. Re: Evening Legal Briefs Aug 25, 2015, 01:33 Dev
 
Also as a side note, anyone's email can get signed up on AM by anyone else. They don't confirm it. I could sign yours up, you could sign mine up, etc.

I had this happen when I got a Japanese language email from them. Someone mistyped their email and put mine in instead. Had to google translate the email, it was a pain to get them to stop emailing me. I'm sure that my email is in there. But it's not associated with any payment information. And this is the key. There's a dozen variations of Obama and Bush emails that aren't valid, and no payment info associated with them.

But I guarantee you that there's at least one innocent spouse out there who is going to have crap happen because that subtlety will be lost on the partner.
 
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News Comments > Humble Store Adds Wish Lists
5. Re: Humble Store Adds Wish Lists Aug 12, 2015, 15:11 Dev
 
How about integration with steam wishlish so I can get notified when hb puts those on sale? Is there any deal.com already does this, and notifies me about bundles with games too. So I'll probably keep using that since it's more of a global thing and not just 1 Seller  
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News Comments > Quote of the Day
7. Re: Quote of the Day Aug 6, 2015, 13:05 Dev
 
And that old busted approach differently from the new hotness MS, how?  
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News Comments > Origin Accounts Becoming EA Accounts
45. Re: Origin Accounts Becoming EA Accounts Jul 20, 2015, 09:15 Dev
 
Slick wrote on Jul 20, 2015, 05:33:
killer_roach wrote on Jul 19, 2015, 19:07:
EA seems to still be fighting with Steam over the fact that they don't want to pay Valve 30% of DLC sold on Steam, that they feel that it's their software selling the DLC and not the service. Don't see that being a winning strategy, but they're free to be stubborn.

not having to pay a competitor %30 of gross... (much higher than %30 of profits), you don't see that as a winning strategy?

So if it cost you $10 to develop a game, and your sales are $15, then you have a %33 profit margin. If you put it on steam, it goes from %33 to %3 profits. Or from $5 to 45 cents. I'd say that's a good enough reason to sell your own damn games.

Unless you really really like the idea of handing the lion's share of all your hard work to your biggest competitor Rolleyes

They'd only miss out on some profit for those steam sales. They can still get sales through origin too if they release on both platforms. Valve was just saying if they sell DLC, it had to be made available in both places, not just 1 place.
Question really is, do they they think they'd make more on the volume selling on steam vs selling only on origin. They've chosen origin only so far for some things.
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen Executive Producer Departs [Updated]
107. Re: Star Citizen Executive Producer Departs [Updated] Jul 7, 2015, 04:14 Dev
 
Task wrote on Jul 6, 2015, 17:34:
Even WoW has private servers which daring players mod and run, but Blizzard can't do anything about that.
Check again. They've sued and shut down places for doing that since eula.
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen Executive Producer Departs [Updated]
106. Re: Star Citizen Executive Producer Departs [Updated] Jul 7, 2015, 04:05 Dev
 
Scheherazade wrote on Jul 6, 2015, 15:12:
Tidbit :

There is a rumor that Alex Mayberry has a family health emergency, and he quit to take care of someone.

No idea if it's true. Just worth mentioning that there's word out there.

-scheherazade
Likely a rumor started by desperate fans if the pattern holds.

So no private servers, online only, subscriptions, pay to win, MMO, people jumping ship. Do I have that right? Yeah I'm feeling REAL confident about my KS backing now.
 
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News Comments > FINAL FANTASY XIV OS X Pulled, Refunds Offered
26. Re: FINAL FANTASY XIV OS X Pulled, Refunds Offered Jul 6, 2015, 02:44 Dev
 
RedEye9 wrote on Jul 5, 2015, 18:57:
How many major game developers ever issued refunds before this new Steam refund policy. I can't think of a prior one off hand.
There's been a few. Like sims launch I believe.
 
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News Comments > Minecraft: Windows 10 Edition Beta Announced
43. Re: Minecraft: Windows 10 Edition Beta Announced Jul 5, 2015, 13:37 Dev
 
I do believe this is the first fruit of ms rededicating themselves to PC.

Good ole MS, continually looking to screw PC gamers over
 
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News Comments > Scrolls Closing
47. Re: Scrolls Closing Jun 30, 2015, 11:47 Dev
 
They should have done this long ago to concentrate on minecraft and sequels. Entering the crowded digital CCG market was a mistake, and was only done because notch told a friend he would.  
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News Comments > The Bard's Tale IV Kickstarter
23. Re: The Bard's Tale IV Kickstarter Jun 2, 2015, 17:49 Dev
 
jacobvandy wrote on Jun 2, 2015, 16:19:
Darks wrote on Jun 2, 2015, 16:13:
Anyone else wondering how they are going to fund this game when they are giving away three games. each game cost at least 20 dollars. and there are 11580 backers. times that by 20 and that already over 230 thousand.

Seems like a lot of funding is going to get wasted on a free game promised.


Erm, you realize there's no way they're actually paying regular price for copies of games to give away? It costs them nothing to do so with their own game, and I doubt they're paying much in terms of actual dollars to GOG for Witcher keys, either, if at all.
Correct, steam keys of their own games are free for devs.
For wasteland 2, the costs are already taken care of. And likely most people wanting to pay full price have already purchased it.
 
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News Comments > Steam Expands Refund Policy
28. Re: Steam Expands Refund Policy Jun 2, 2015, 17:34 Dev
 
Task wrote on Jun 2, 2015, 16:14:
Wow, that took a while.

Off the record though, they did allow refunds in the past. When I purchased (or rather was fooled into it) ACM back in the day, I demanded a refund for it from Steam and they gave my money back that same day I got it.

I think in that case the devs/publisher allowed it
 
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News Comments > The Bard's Tale IV Kickstarter
18. Re: The Bard's Tale IV Kickstarter Jun 2, 2015, 15:10 Dev
 
Slashman wrote on Jun 2, 2015, 10:08:
Doma wrote on Jun 2, 2015, 09:51:
Woo yeah! Backed!

Wasteland 2 was great and Torment is looking to be pretty sweet aswell.

Keep em coming!

I was under the impression that Wasteland 2 had really crappy combat and some other issues. Did those get fixed?
I think the directors cut fixes most of that
 
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News Comments > Steam Expands Refund Policy
7. Re: Steam Expands Refund Policy Jun 2, 2015, 15:01 Dev
 
nin wrote on Jun 2, 2015, 14:44:
I think 14 days and two hours is totally reasonable.

Long overdue, but I'm surprised they finally did it.

They did it because of the EU laws and the court cases there regarding refunds of digital software.
 
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