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News Comments > AU Tax on Digital Purchases Possible
13. No subject May 7, 2015, 12:13 Mashiki Amiketo
 
theyarecomingforyou wrote on May 7, 2015, 10:49:
Online purchases should be taxed. That's the case in Europe and prices here are fine.

Wow you don't get taxed enough already? I already pay 13% tax on nearly everything I buy...not having to pay taxes on games is great in my book.
 
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News Comments > The Witcher 3 GMG Key Dispute
26. No subject May 7, 2015, 05:52 Mashiki Amiketo
 
Overon wrote on May 6, 2015, 22:54:
According to GMG statement, CD Projekt Red did not make an agreement with GMG about reselling Witcher 3. And they were not happy about that, they said that CD Projekt Red focused on GOG selling instead and didn't make GMG an approved reseller. GMG in their statement also said that they got the keys from CD Projekt approved resellers.

Here is my speculation: GMG got mad that they weren't allowed to be an approved reseller, so they bought keys from official approved resellers and are selling them at no profit or little profit (basically wholesale prices) to purposefully undercut the approved CD Projekt resellers.

They are sending a message that says "This is what happens when you don't allow us to be approved resellers, we undercut your price (even though we get little to no profit) and make you look bad, so next time you come to an agreement and let us officially be your selling partner instead of shutting us out." It's a hell of a way to do it. Companies don't like it when there is variability in the price of their item. It pisses off their approved resellers who do not want to be involved in a price war.

What do you guys think about the likelihood of my speculation?

Good theory, but I don't know of any company that can sell that low at cost. Even in the wholesale end, when I knew what the pricing structure was there's no way anyone was making 50% most of the software especially gaming had a very low markup from wholesale to reseller. Usually in the $5-10 range, sometimes less. CD Projekt though will be able to figure out where the keys came from though, once they get a few of them. And you can bet that they'll buy a sample size from GMG to figure it out.

At the price they're selling, and it's just a guess they're selling at a loss for between $10-19 per unit. Unless they're buying keys from a country that has a huge difference in currency.
 
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News Comments > Oculus Rift in Q1 2016
82. No subject May 7, 2015, 05:48 Mashiki Amiketo
 
HorrorScope wrote on May 6, 2015, 22:45:
It had nowhere near the tech, push or wow comments you get today vs back then. It was less than Money For Nothing Gfx and terrible gameplay at an amusement park costing you a bundle per minute.

Remember the old Mechwarrior setups? They weren't all that either. Well games survived and large scale pvp/coop took off at home vs arcade and continually improved to awesome. But if we were stuck in a Mech or VR world of 1998, yes guaranteed fail.

Dunno about that, for the tech of the time it was big, there was a huge, huge push by several companies, and there was lots of 'wow' comments then just as now. I remember quite a few computer and video game stores that had live demos of it. So I guess we'll see, but I expect that it's going to be a niche product.
 
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
7. No subject May 6, 2015, 22:33 Mashiki Amiketo
 
nin wrote on May 6, 2015, 11:53:
But for business, there's also a downside. We have to test patches before rolling them out (and have a fallback plan), and doing them at determined times, instead of just at random, when MS kicks one out, is going to be interesting.


You'll probably end up doing what we're doing. Setting up your own "patch tuesday" and locking down the machines so they can't receive updates until you push them through. Though we're watching this as well, the big kicker on how this rolls out in the first couple of months will decide if we go with Win7 or Win10 for the floor.
 
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News Comments > Oculus Rift in Q1 2016
78. No subject May 6, 2015, 22:28 Mashiki Amiketo
 
Talisorn wrote on May 6, 2015, 19:07:
Anytime I hear someone say that VR is a gimmick, I KNOW they haven't actually tried it. It's not a gimmick. It's a game changer!

Your comment reminds me of what people were saying in 1998, it was a gimmick then. I've tried them then, tried these now. I'm still not convinced that it's going to go mainstream either, I expect it'll end up just like the "3d TV" craze that they tried pushing a few years ago...lots of awesome...no content. Then again PC gaming is generally 10-15 years ahead of the home market so who knows.

If they can fix the nausea problem that I get from using them, that'll be great. But even the range of 3D glasses make me sicker than hell, and that's because I've had a serious brain injury in the past.

Anyway, regardless of whether or not it goes mainstream or remains niche pushing the boundaries of what we have is always good.
 
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News Comments > The Witcher 3 GMG Key Dispute
9. No subject May 6, 2015, 22:19 Mashiki Amiketo
 
Mordecai Walfish wrote on May 6, 2015, 21:57:
Never heard of any 3rd party keys selling at GmG until now, which I guess puts them much more in line with other key slanging sites like Kinguin. I guess they decided they were missing out on potential profits from not going this route.

GMG has been doing it for as long as they've been around. Pretty much every site does if you're buying through a 3rd party. Doesn't matter if it's G2A, Nuuvum, GamesRepublic, or GMG. As someone mentioned buying leftover OEM keys happens, so does keys from videocard makers, and bulk orders from wholesalers. I.e. buying 25k physical units from ingram micro and so on with another company and so on.

It's not shady by any stretch, but if you've never wondered why they can swing deals like that you've never worked/been involved in the reseller or wholesale world.
 
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News Comments > Activision Blizzard Financials; WoW @ 7.1M Subs
6. No subject May 6, 2015, 22:15 Mashiki Amiketo
 
ForgedReality wrote on May 6, 2015, 21:57:
Wow. There's that many hopeless, fat neckbeards in the world?

Considering the number of women that I know that still play it, pretty sure it's not all hopeless, fat neckbeards. For some reasons it's very popular with the women where I work, where as the guys don't find it enjoyable anymore. The last time I enjoyed playing the game was back when Wrath was released. I've tried going back a dozen times to play and nope...no fun now. I enjoyed the hard grind, complex skill trees and all the rest.
 
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News Comments > GOG Galaxy Beta
8. No subject May 5, 2015, 21:42 Mashiki Amiketo
 
jimnms wrote on May 5, 2015, 20:19:
I got an Alpha invite a few days ago, but I haven't tried it yet. I probably won't use it though. I just download the game's installer and extras and back them up to an external HD.

There's a few bugs in both still mostly relating to it detecting installed game, but in terms of stability even the alpha is rock solid.
 
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News Comments > etc., etc.
1. No subject May 4, 2015, 19:34 Mashiki Amiketo
 
GUYS...GAUIS!

I've got a brilliant idea, I'll kill the mod community at birth.
 
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News Comments > Batman: Arkham Knight Season Pass Includes Batgirl Prequel
6. No subject May 3, 2015, 20:55 Mashiki Amiketo
 
Julio wrote on May 3, 2015, 20:41:
Thought the anti-GG side was too busy this weekend calling in fake bomb threats.

Well you forgot that one of them also pulled the fire alarm there as well. I'm sure they were more busy cheering on Chu for being an agitator.
 
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News Comments > Watch Dogs 2 Clue?
34. No subject Apr 30, 2015, 22:12 Mashiki Amiketo
 
Agent.X7 wrote on Apr 30, 2015, 14:33:
Played Watch Dogs on PS4, loved it. IMO, better than GTA V. (I know, blasphemy.) Can't wait for the sequel.

I played it on the PC and enjoyed it, I enjoyed GTA V too and would like a sequel just as I'd like a sequel to child of light. I remember a lot of people went on and on about how Just Cause/2 are great games, so I picked them up on sale a year or so back. I can't fucking stand them.
 
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News Comments > Evening Interviews
10. No subject Apr 30, 2015, 07:33 Mashiki Amiketo
 
Squirmer wrote on Apr 30, 2015, 04:11:
Maybe if GG weren't hurling torrents of abuse at people there wouldn't be a need for an automated blocklist just a thought.

Oh please. This was the response I got when I "reached out" to the other side. That 'other side' has no desire to speak to us, they want their own special ideological enemies. Hell that entire article is blown out of the water by my tweet. I wasn't blocked before, I am now. What does that say?

And said blocklist bans people based on association. You know what other groups have done that? You shouldn't have to wrack your brains too hard, but it's generally those that go through "ideological purges" and all that other BS.
 
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News Comments > Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor Game of the Year Edition Announced
12. No subject Apr 30, 2015, 03:13 Mashiki Amiketo
 
saluk wrote on Apr 30, 2015, 01:31:
Most overhyped game of 2014 for me. Felt totally flat and repetitive. Thought I would be getting the best of batman mixed with the best of assassin's creed in a world I like. But I just found it really boring with no motivation to keep playing.

The main quest is actually pretty good, and the competition system between leaders is neat. But I agree with the rest of your comment, it was a meh game...kinda wish I'd picked it up on sale instead of a few weeks after release.
 
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News Comments > Hatred in June
44. No subject Apr 30, 2015, 02:07 Mashiki Amiketo
 
Stormsinger wrote on Apr 29, 2015, 22:35:
But let's not try to paint this piece of shit as something noble or righteous...it's simple exploitation for free publicity by people with no self-respect, nothing more.

K...so who are they exploiting? They wanted their game to be on various digital platforms, and the SJW's came out of the woodwork crying over it. So far the only ones trying to exploit the game for anything are the ones who don't want it to be sold. Especially when they trot out the discredited "games cause violence..." bullshit.
 
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News Comments > Evening Interviews
4. Re: Out of the Blue Apr 30, 2015, 02:03 Mashiki Amiketo
 
Yeah that's pretty funny. Here's the results of people who said sure we'd like a dialog:

"Blocked."

My tweet to the individual in question which stated they were welcome to come by /r/kotakuinactino or 8ch.net/gamergatehq was also responded to with *blocked* funny that if you ask other developers who's not open to discussion it's sure not the pro-GG side.
 
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News Comments > Hatred in June
32. No subject Apr 29, 2015, 18:31 Mashiki Amiketo
 
harlock wrote on Apr 29, 2015, 18:25:

yeh you missed the whole fucking point to begin with, where this moron was comparing the game hatred to the game GTA5, and saying:
...

Apparently I didn't miss anything at all. Try reading more slowly.
 
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News Comments > Hatred in June
28. No subject Apr 29, 2015, 18:13 Mashiki Amiketo
 
Ozmodan wrote on Apr 29, 2015, 18:08:
Right, mindless violence is fun. Some sick people in this thread.
Sure is. At least many of us can tell the difference between fiction and non-fiction.
 
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News Comments > Hatred in June
25. No subject Apr 29, 2015, 17:48 Mashiki Amiketo
 
harlock wrote on Apr 29, 2015, 17:29:
saluk wrote on Apr 29, 2015, 16:19:
... but they aren't the same at all.

wrong
So cities skyline makes people civil engineers. The sims games, makes them into dictators with an ego complex, dungeon keeper games show the awesomeness of building your own underground dungeon. Child of light shows you can float with magical wings and cast magic spells.

Xwing vs Tie shows that we're just stupid and advanced technology already exists, it's just a government plot to keep it from us. Xcom shows there's aliens among us, and they're turning people into goo. Quake shows how to rocket jump.

I miss anything yet?
 
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News Comments > Origin and AU Refunds
10. No subject Apr 28, 2015, 17:02 Mashiki Amiketo
 
Cutter wrote on Apr 28, 2015, 14:10:

I wonder how strong the laws are there. Do services like Steam and Origin simply have to comply or can they force someone into something like Small Claims stating they have to prove it? In short make it a big enough PITA that most people won't bother doing it.

Some places it's arbitration. Even small claims though is pretty cheap in most places.
 
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News Comments > Steam Ending Paid Mods; Providing Refunds
25. No subject Apr 27, 2015, 23:30 Mashiki Amiketo
 
Creston wrote on Apr 27, 2015, 22:02:
Yeah, it'll be interesting to see what Beth's attitude becomes to simple things such as "cleaning" your mods. They refuse to do so for their DLCs, because they don't support modding, and cleaning mods is only an issue if you use mods/extra content.

Actually not cleaning is an issue even with an unmodified game. The problem with unclean main files is with persistent world points, and if you have a duplicate of a persistent point, it will be duplicated in the save. That of course can lead to save corruption.
 
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