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Signed On Jul 7, 2006, 00:07
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News Comments > Daedalus - No Escape Demo
2. Re: Daedalus - No Escape Demo Nov 18, 2014, 10:17 Cutter
 
That's me, Herc! That's me!
 
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News Comments > Dragon Age: Inquisition Launch Trailer
3. Re: Dragon Age: Inquisition Launch Trailer Nov 17, 2014, 20:41 Cutter
 
Any of you bastiges jump the gun with a VPN yet? Gotta admit, it's getting hard not to cave given all the positive feedback on this one so far. Anyone purchase it through a VPN?

 
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News Comments > Human Element Drops F2P; Breaks from Nexon
1. Re: Human Element Drops F2P; Breaks from Nexon Nov 17, 2014, 20:34 Cutter
 
Lol yeah good luck with that guy.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
7. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 17, 2014, 14:18 Cutter
 
Check out MAYDAY.US.

"MAYDAY.US is a crowd-funded SuperPAC to end all SuperPACs... including this one. Help us reduce the influence of money in politics by electing a Congress committed to fundamental reform by 2016. Let's win our democracy back!"

This was started by Lessing - one of the people on that Moyers episode. In the discussion he shows how scarily powerful some of these politicians are. One corporation was going to donate 10 million bucks to this PAC when they found out it would upset Rep. Fred Upton (R) who chairs the Energy and Commerce Committee and promptly backpeddled because they didn't want to get on his bad side. That's insane.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
4. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 17, 2014, 12:36 Cutter
 
So I was watching Bill Moyers on PBS last night and it was about the Bare Knuckle Fight Against Money in Politics. It was exceedingly edifying. It was also very scary and very depressing. However, there was a kernel of hope in there seeing how many average citizens are coming out to end corruption/lobbying in politics. You have to watch this. It'll blow your mind.

At one point they discuss just how bad things are cited in the recent and ultra-comprehensive study done by Princeton scholars and published by Camebridge Journals. It shows that for a few decades now that democracy has flatlined for average voters. That is to say that when the elites or special interest groups get behind something it gets passed. Yet average voters can't get anything done. So now, point in fact, the US is a functioning plutocracy. Here's the study....

Testing Theories of American Politics: Elites, Interest Groups, and Average Citizens

And the links relevant to this on Moyers sight are also equally fascinating/scary/repulsive when you look at how much influence there is in dark/dirty money, how judgeship's are basically being bought - along with favorable judgements themselves, and so on. If people on both sides of the spectrum don't start really combating this we're going to be back to the bad ol' days of the Robber Barons in short order, and we're well on our way already.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
3. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 17, 2014, 12:26 Cutter
 
garrywong wrote on Nov 17, 2014, 11:56:
What is it about snow that makes it harder to gather up the leaves? Just pile the whole thing, snow and all. Not much different than just shovelling snow by itself.

Wet leaves are considerably heavier than dry leaves, so it's a lot more work. I just rake up most then mulch the rest with the mower. It's good for the lawn anyway.
 
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News Comments > Morning Interviews
7. Re: Morning Interviews Nov 17, 2014, 12:25 Cutter
 
Oh he'll deliver SQ42 alright, he's not that stupid to break a promise like that. However, it'll be an hour long campaign and that's it. After that, everything will be online and monetized up the ass.

 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
6. Re: Op Ed Nov 17, 2014, 12:23 Cutter
 
LibertyOrDeath wrote on Nov 17, 2014, 12:00:
Al Fraknkinstin is a big government democrat. You might want to research and find out about the truth. You actual want big government in your internet? Fools...

Well isn't that odd, I mean seeing as government actually goes up under the GOP and down under the Democrats. Oh wait, I know, the GOP always SAYS they're small government so that must be true regardless of the actual facts. Ahhhk, I get it now. We're playing the reality distortion game.

 
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News Comments > Goat Simulator Free MMO Expansion Thursday
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News Comments > Refunds Demanded as Elite: Dangerous Offline Mode Scrapped
175. Re: Refunds Demanded as Elite: Dangerous Offline Mode Scrapped Nov 17, 2014, 00:40 Cutter
 
Squirmer wrote on Nov 17, 2014, 00:29:
Probs the same reason they don't have you on ignore, even though you're literally an insane person.

This used to be a nice place until you asshole trolls and idiots showed up. One more moronic troll for the ignore list.
 
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News Comments > Refunds Demanded as Elite: Dangerous Offline Mode Scrapped
174. Re: Refunds Demanded as Elite: Dangerous Offline Mode Scrapped Nov 17, 2014, 00:35 Cutter
 
WaltC wrote on Nov 16, 2014, 21:18:
walrus1 wrote on Nov 16, 2014, 20:37:

In this case he might be very well right. This is a case of fraud and might very well end up in court.

The only people class actions help are the attorneys who bring them...that is, if they can wrangle a settlement out of the company. The only certain thing about it all is that the bilked people wind up with little to nothing at all. Best plan: just don't put yourself in a position to get bilked. But if you've already paid, and you feel the company defrauded you by being less than honest--that is only true if they refuse to refund your money. If they offer you a refund then they haven't damaged you, but you can still sue--just be prepared to lose and eat a big lawyer fee at the end of it...;) Suing is a sucker's game all the way around, imo.

Oh, yea: a "Pledge" to pay is not the same thing as paying. Nor is a "Pledge" any sort of legally binding contract to pay, etc. If you've pledged but haven't yet paid you've lost nothing and certainly can hardly "ask for a refund"...Lol...;)

Only reason I brought this up is that some people are talking about having "pledged" as if they'd paid--once you pay, then the "pledge" is no more...;) If you've paid, then saying you've "pledged $5,000" is using exactly the wrong word--people pledge *before* they pay, and so on.

Wow, good thing you're not a lawyer. First, off people have been charged, so they've paid, so it's not a pledge. When the funding target is successful you get charged, that's how they get their money. Derp. Further a pledge is a contract. You're entering into an agreement to exchange money and/or goods for the same in return, that's a contract, sport. And when a someone changes those terms without the other party(s) agreeing, that's called breach of contract and it's civil law. If it's intentional then it's criminal because that's bait and switch. And when you do online or through any other form of media that's called wire fraud and when that crosses a state boundry it's called interstate wirefraud and that's criminally liable as well as civil. There's your law 101 education for today champ.

Legal Dictionary - Pledge
 
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News Comments > Refunds Demanded as Elite: Dangerous Offline Mode Scrapped
172. Re: Refunds Demanded as Elite: Dangerous Offline Mode Scrapped Nov 17, 2014, 00:20 Cutter
 
Dagnamit wrote on Nov 16, 2014, 22:46:
Goddam, another thread of people that hang out on the internet all day bitching about a game that forces you to hang out on the internet all day. Just accept that you have no power and no privacy and no choice. You'll be happier.

Troll harder. That's laughably untrue and everyone knows it.
 
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News Comments > Refunds Demanded as Elite: Dangerous Offline Mode Scrapped
170. Re: Refunds Demanded as Elite: Dangerous Offline Mode Scrapped Nov 17, 2014, 00:16 Cutter
 
walrus1 wrote on Nov 16, 2014, 20:37:
  • Beamer wrote on Nov 16, 2014, 20:29:
    Cutter wrote on Nov 16, 2014, 18:35:
    I was looking forward to this game. I was all set to buy it for Xmas. This is going to cost them a metric shit ton of sales. What happens to the company if the vast majority of backers demand their money back? Company folds then there's no game at all. Fuck if some lawsuits don't roll out from this.

    We need to keep a running tally on how often Cutter claims there will be a class action lawsuit over something on the internet.
    Guy loves his lawsuits.

    In this case he might be very well right. This is a case of fraud and might very well end up in court.

    Yeah, because America isn't the land of lawsuits. Jesus, why do you people not have that troll on ignore?
     
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    News Comments > Refunds Demanded as Elite: Dangerous Offline Mode Scrapped
    145. Re: Refunds Demanded as Elite: Dangerous Offline Mode Scrapped Nov 16, 2014, 20:27 Cutter
     
    Creston wrote on Nov 16, 2014, 18:49:
    Comet wrote on Nov 16, 2014, 18:37:
    But I also disagree that people should be upset when crowd funding projects don't deliver on all their promises.

    Again, they would have known this LONG ago. They didn't make the decision to switch to a "the server does everything" model in the past few months. They made that decision basically all the way back in the beginning. Had they made the announcement then, it would have been quite a different story from them making it exactly one month before release.

    Also, making it online-only means some people simply either can't play the game at all, or only sporadically, etc. People on satellite basically are screwed, because the latency would fuck everything.

    I'd call that slightly more than a feature getting stripped out or a promise being broken. A portion of the backers backed this basically because he promised there would be an offline version of the game. He changes that promise with a month to go. I call that shitty. YMMV.


    Exactly. Had they announced it was ODRM in the KS it would have never got funded to begin with. Even Ubisoft learned their lesson about this. How someone like these guys can't boggles the mind. Were they lying from the outset? Are they lying about the rest of the features too? How could you trust someone after something like this?
     
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    News Comments > Refunds Demanded as Elite: Dangerous Offline Mode Scrapped
    119. Re: Refunds Demanded as Elite: Dangerous Offline Mode Scrapped Nov 16, 2014, 18:35 Cutter
     
    I was looking forward to this game. I was all set to buy it for Xmas. This is going to cost them a metric shit ton of sales. What happens to the company if the vast majority of backers demand their money back? Company folds then there's no game at all. Fuck if some lawsuits don't roll out from this.
     
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    News Comments > Refunds Demanded as Elite: Dangerous Offline Mode Scrapped
    118. Re: Refunds Demanded as Elite: Dangerous Offline Mode Scrapped Nov 16, 2014, 18:27 Cutter
     
    Creston wrote on Nov 16, 2014, 17:34:
    Suppa7 wrote on Nov 16, 2014, 17:05:
    steam has single handedly ruined things like level editing and game modification the culture of DRM that started with MMO's and Steam has lead to the locking down of games.

    What the hell are you talking about? Are you aware that there is this thing called Steam Workshop?

    Where you can go to download additional content, created by the community/modders, and auto-subscribe to it?

    Lol, yeah. Too bad Skyrim can't be modded, eh? It would be so much better if it you could get those mods though Steam...oh wait!
     
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    News Comments > Refunds Demanded as Elite: Dangerous Offline Mode Scrapped
    116. Re: Refunds Demanded as Elite: Dangerous Offline Mode Scrapped Nov 16, 2014, 18:26 Cutter
     
    Lord Tea wrote on Nov 16, 2014, 17:13:
    Cutter wrote on Nov 16, 2014, 16:49:
    Spot on assessment. That's why I'm waiting for the delicious shitstorm that's going to come when Roberts pulls this shit. I fully expected this from Roberts from the get-go which is why I didn't back it, but I didn't think Braben would pull this shit. What a bone-headed move! Unless they do a 180 in double-quick time this will bankrupt them and they'll never make another game again because no one would but it. Stupid is, as stupid does sir.


    One would think that Roberts is drowning in cash already but if Braben gets away with this shit Roberts might get the same or a similar "brilliant" idea - can't have enough money, can you?

    Anyways, I'm so glad I didn't back this game (and I was so close to doing it) and I've already removed it from my to-buy list.

    I still say he's taken private money from a publisher(s) or investors who are going to expect some large, continual returns and just hasn't been honest about...yet. That's why I fully expect this to happen with Star Shitizen.

     
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    News Comments > Refunds Demanded as Elite: Dangerous Offline Mode Scrapped
    81. Re: Refunds Demanded as Elite: Dangerous Offline Mode Scrapped Nov 16, 2014, 16:49 Cutter
     
    Suppa7 wrote on Nov 16, 2014, 14:06:
    Wow nice to see game devs true faces, but let's be frank these developers are without a publisher and now they want to "get on the money train" by using fans to fund their desire for wealth. It would be have been better to tell fans that they want DRM to sales for the sales window and patch it out then just pull this shit. I can understand where devs are coming from but people are paying.

    The devs want the analytics data to see who plays elite and what their skills are so they can market it down for the masses for their next game. That's what the DRM is really for sadly besides trying to get in on the micro-transaction bandwagon.

    Same thing happened with Planetary annihilation. Developers are jealous of all that stupid money from F2P and microtransactions from MMO/F2P land. I wish humanity wasn't such a race of fucking mouthbreathing retards.

    Spot on assessment. That's why I'm waiting for the delicious shitstorm that's going to come when Roberts pulls this shit. I fully expected this from Roberts from the get-go which is why I didn't back it, but I didn't think Braben would pull this shit. What a bone-headed move! Unless they do a 180 in double-quick time this will bankrupt them and they'll never make another game again because no one would but it. Stupid is, as stupid does sir.

     
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    News Comments > Out of the Blue
    7. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 16, 2014, 16:44 Cutter
     
    HL2 was not as good as its predecessor however. I mean, just the intro to HL is still one of my faves ever.

    And RIP Mr. Larson. That man created most of my favourite shows growing up. He made TV fun.
     
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    News Comments > Morning Metaverse
    30. Re: Morning Metaverse Nov 15, 2014, 21:23 Cutter
     
    ViRGE wrote on Nov 15, 2014, 08:11:
    Bingo.

    Spotify simply charges too little for what they offer. They've killed the need to buy CDs (or MP3s) and the amount of money they bring in is not nearly as much as those previous services were bringing in.

    Music is cheaper and more accessible than any time before, which is great for you and me. But it's a real problem for the artists.

    Yeah, 500k for a few hours actual work. Wow, life must be just grueling.
     
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