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Signed On Jul 7, 2006, 00:07
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News Comments > Sims 4 Pirate Copies Pixelated
28. Re: Sims 4 Pirate Copies Pixelated Sep 4, 2014, 17:45 Cutter
 
ASeven wrote on Sep 4, 2014, 14:01:
Apparently beating this anti-crack measure is as easy as renaming a file.

Apparently crack is whack.
 
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News Comments > Australian Steam Refund Demands Detailed
13. Re: Australian Steam Refund Demands Detailed Sep 4, 2014, 14:16 Cutter
 
Sempai wrote on Sep 4, 2014, 10:56:
So, who’s property is it in the end? Mine, or Steams? From where i sit, it clearly feels as if Valve, Origin, Uplay, Live, PSN, and all these online services, in the end, own my digital rights and all that goes with them. And though we all understand return policies on games have been abused in the past, why have we given ALL our rights away? There should be exceptions to the rule, and there should be some protection for the customer.

That's the thing isn't it? It's not your property. You only license it. In actuality none of us own any games at all. We just have long-term rentals that can be revoked by others at any time they choose. I agree, it's an insanely unfair system but we all know the political reality of most of the world where the corporations can literally get away with murder and the rest of us just have to suck on it. And that's our fault. It's not like the system can't be changed, we - as a whole - are simply too apathetic to do anything about it. We simply expect it because it's the right thing to do, but we don't actually do anything about it - at least in numbers that matter. And if that doesn't happen then you best temper that excitement and stop buying games until you know the reviews - and the game itself - are solid. It's a shitty deal, but the only one that's open to you - except building a better service yourself.

"You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete."
- Buckminster Fuller

Look at guys like Dyson. The man didn't reinvent the wheel. He just built a better vacuum cleaner and now he's a billionaire.

And as you mentioned, try sticking with better services. GMG for example has always been awesome anytime I've had a problem - which is why if I buy something new I buy it from them and not Steam.
 
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News Comments > Australian Steam Refund Demands Detailed
10. Re: Australian Steam Refund Demands Detailed Sep 4, 2014, 11:41 Cutter
 
wtf_man wrote on Sep 4, 2014, 10:55:
I'm not sure how this is enforceable.

Valve is not an Australian company... and even if they do have offices there, it would be easy to shut them down. Australians would still be buying games from Steam, even if they had to use a proxy to do so. In fact they'd probably be more apt to buy non-censored versions of the games through proxy.

Don't get me wrong... I hate that I can't get refunds on games either... but I can't see how the Aussies can enforce this, nor why Valve wouldn't just flip them the bird.

To do business in a foreign country you're subject to their laws. They could block them. But yes you're right, people can just proxy around that. However, that's needlessly losing a large amount of revenue versus how much refunds will cost them. I'll have to look it into but I could swear Canada and plenty of other European countries have similar laws on the books. Gaben and Valve already have more money than stink, so forcing them to do the right thing is long overdue.
 
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News Comments > Ryse: Son of Rome Next Month; Specs Revealed
19. Re: Ryse: Son of Rome Next Month; Specs Revealed Sep 4, 2014, 11:35 Cutter
 
netnerd85 wrote on Sep 4, 2014, 09:49:
Omni wrote on Sep 4, 2014, 09:36:
Does anyone care ?
Yes. I want this game.

So you can Rome if you want to? Rome around the world?
Wry
 
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News Comments > The Elder Scrolls Online Layoffs; Struggling Financially?
4. Re: The Elder Scrolls Online Layoffs; Struggling Financially? Sep 3, 2014, 21:54 Cutter
 
:-smirk-:
 
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News Comments > Avernum 2: Crystal Souls Announced
1. Re: Avernum 2: Crystal Souls Announced Sep 3, 2014, 21:53 Cutter
 
Vogel really needs to learn to use Unity and actually hire a few real artists.
 
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News Comments > Watch Dogs Bad Blood DLC This Month
19. Re: Watch Dogs Bad Blood DLC This Month Sep 3, 2014, 18:36 Cutter
 
Atomic wrote on Sep 3, 2014, 17:35:
Cutter wrote on Sep 3, 2014, 16:04:
Atomic wrote on Sep 3, 2014, 14:14:
Cutter wrote on Sep 3, 2014, 13:45:
Yeah, so how many actual units have been sold? Anyone can ship a bazillion copies of anything.

Drink your lunch again? It says "sold-in more than 8 million units" in the first sentence.

Well aren't you a clever boy. So clever that you don't even realize that sold-in is just a cute marketing term meaning shipped and not actual sales purchased by consumers. Or were you incapable of comprehending that from my original question?

I was just teasing you, but I guess it's true what they say about poking a bear with a stick. But now that you mention it, I've never heard of "sold-in" being used to refer to "shipped" and I've been in the retail/wholesale/distribution industry for over 20 years. So that usage is not exactly common. If you are intent on educating me, I love a source of that usage that I can review.

Sorry, it's hard to read intent, even with the emoticon.

Anyway from the Oxford dictionary. You can look it up in some marketing lexicons and other places as well if you're so inclined.


Definition of sell-in in English:
sell-in
Line breaks: sell-in
noun
[mass noun]
The sale of goods to retail traders prior to public retailing: the product must be available for sell-in and shipment before the movie’s release [count noun]: a highly successful sell-in

So 8 million units aren't the number of actual purchases by consumers, it's what Ubisoft has shipped worldwide. I'd imagine the actual purchases to be substantially less than that. Probably 2-3 million. Nothing to sneeze at I'll grant you, but these cute little marketing phrases are disingenuous at best.

 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
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News Comments > Watch Dogs Bad Blood DLC This Month
14. Re: Watch Dogs Bad Blood DLC This Month Sep 3, 2014, 16:04 Cutter
 
Atomic wrote on Sep 3, 2014, 14:14:
Cutter wrote on Sep 3, 2014, 13:45:
Yeah, so how many actual units have been sold? Anyone can ship a bazillion copies of anything.

Drink your lunch again? It says "sold-in more than 8 million units" in the first sentence.

Well aren't you a clever boy. So clever that you don't even realize that sold-in is just a cute marketing term meaning shipped and not actual sales purchased by consumers. Or were you incapable of comprehending that from my original question?
 
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News Comments > EA Taps Starbucks Vet as CMO
22. Re: EA's Taps Starbucks Vet as CMO Sep 3, 2014, 13:49 Cutter
 
Quboid wrote on Sep 3, 2014, 13:38:
harlock wrote on Sep 3, 2014, 13:09:
Beamer wrote on Sep 3, 2014, 11:03:
Do you like the cookie you bought from them? Someone from marketing likely made the decision for them to carry it.

haha what a fucking joke..

do you enjoy not having bird shit mixed into your coffee? someone from the legal dept likely made the decision for them to do that. lawyers are the best

Are you mocking him? He didn't say that they're good, it's just a statement of fact.

Creston - that's fair enough. I see it as inevitable when businesses get this big but they don't have to suck as badly as EA's previous marketing efforts. It would be kind of nice if the big businesses all left gaming but I don't hold that specifically against EA (although there are plenty of things I do hold against EA and many of them relate to their size).

No he's defending them. Creston is right and Beamer is trolling as usual. Don't feed the trolls.
 
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News Comments > Watch Dogs Bad Blood DLC This Month
3. Re: Watch Dogs Bad Blood DLC This Month Sep 3, 2014, 13:45 Cutter
 
Yeah, so how many actual units have been sold? Anyone can ship a bazillion copies of anything.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
3. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 3, 2014, 11:24 Cutter
 
InBlack wrote on Sep 3, 2014, 09:52:
Hang on is that story from Maryland real???? Everyone needs to read it because, just because. Read it. Now.

And? The guy sounds like a whackadoo. In which case the State can order a psychiatric evaluation. That's nothing new. They can also force you to take meds as well. And in the case where people who represent a very possible threat to society at large I view that as a good thing. Too bad they didn't get to all these other lunatics before they went on their killing rampages.
 
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News Comments > EA Taps Starbucks Vet as CMO
9. Re: EA's Taps Starbucks Vet as CMO Sep 3, 2014, 11:14 Cutter
 
Pigeon wrote on Sep 3, 2014, 10:09:
InBlack wrote on Sep 3, 2014, 10:00:
Cutter wrote on Sep 3, 2014, 09:44:
They believe that marketing is more important than the product itself.

In a sentence, this is basically the biggest problem in gaming today.

It's the biggest problem with a lot of industries. Why bother creating a better product when all you have to do is convince people the product is better.

“You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.”
- Buckminster Fuller
 
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News Comments > Evening Legal Briefs
8. Re: Evening Legal Briefs Sep 3, 2014, 10:12 Cutter
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Sep 3, 2014, 00:58:
Cutter wrote on Sep 2, 2014, 23:23:
The judge's original July ruling endorsed the US government's position that it should be able to access the world's servers. "It is a question of control, not a question of the location of that information," Preska ruled.

That's both reasonable and rationale. I have to say, I agree with that. Just because MS has something stashed away in another country, they are the ones that are controlling it and they are ultimately a US company subject to US law - in theory at any rate.



Except they are also subject to the laws where the data resides and in this case obeying US law would mean violating European law.

No, because it's a copy. By your rationale they could commit data crimes in the US, move them to a server overseas and get away with it. The fact is they control the data. If they call or email their center in Ireland and tell them to do whatever with it, it'll be done. So they control it, the location of server is irrelevant. What if it were in space? The US government isn't trespassing on Irish property. They're telling an American company to relinquish a piece of potential criminal evidence. And MS should comply, but they're not because they only care about money.
 
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News Comments > Early Access Release Unreleased
7. Re: Early Access Release Unreleased Sep 3, 2014, 10:08 Cutter
 
Squirmer wrote on Sep 2, 2014, 23:03:
Except for every failure there's a success. The model does work in many cases, so it's more likely people will learn to be more discerning and not throw their money at anything with a cool title. The Steam reviews help a lot with this, even if they require a few people to get burned. As people become more discerning, the onus will fall on developers to ensure they have something worth paying for.

No there's not. You better start looking at some stats. Failed projects/scams outweigh good/finished projects by a wide margin and it's only getting worse.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
1. Re: Morning Metaverse Sep 3, 2014, 09:52 Cutter
 
What do you mean maybe? There's no maybe about it. Wow, the sheer size and scope of their greed is just breathtaking.


 
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News Comments > The Carbon Footprint of Games Distribution
1. Re: The Carbon Footprint of Games Distribution Sep 3, 2014, 09:49 Cutter
 
I call bullshit on this one. So having a master shipped to a production facility in China, having all the assets produced than shipped here via tanker, then train and truck is more green than me downloading a file from across the country? And it says nothing of the waste that has to be picked up and removed for recycling or landfill. Bullshit.
 
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News Comments > EA Taps Starbucks Vet as CMO
2. Re: EA's Taps Starbucks Vet as CMO Sep 3, 2014, 09:44 Cutter
 
Creston wrote on Sep 3, 2014, 09:33:
Only EA would pretend that a fucking marketing officer actually brings any kind of meaning to a game.

Yep, that's the problem in a nutshell. They believe that marketing is more important than the product itself.
 
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News Comments > Evening Legal Briefs
5. Re: Evening Legal Briefs Sep 2, 2014, 23:23 Cutter
 
The judge's original July ruling endorsed the US government's position that it should be able to access the world's servers. "It is a question of control, not a question of the location of that information," Preska ruled.

That's both reasonable and rationale. I have to say, I agree with that. Just because MS has something stashed away in another country, they are the ones that are controlling it and they are ultimately a US company subject to US law - in theory at any rate.


 
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News Comments > Into the Black
5. Re: Into the Black Sep 2, 2014, 23:00 Cutter
 
This sort of stuff never happens in the US because mofos get shot.
 
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