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News Comments > Steam Gift Restrictions Tighten
37. No subject Mar 12, 2015, 20:44 Mashiki Amiketo
 
Hell I'll just keep buying keys from places like Brazil and Mexico then. I can save 30-50% just on the exchange rate. If they want piracy to increase, they're going about it the right way.  
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News Comments > etc.
1. No subject Mar 12, 2015, 09:53 Mashiki Amiketo
 
I'll await the independent audit there Derek. After all, we already know how it goes when an organization investigates itself. There's a reason why companies and governments use things like KPMG.  
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News Comments > Steam Gift Restrictions Tighten
1. No subject Mar 12, 2015, 09:26 Mashiki Amiketo
 
Surprise right? People want to buy stuff cheap, and many people know that in the land of digital distribution that said companies are raking them over the coals.  
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News Comments > etc.
30. No subject Mar 12, 2015, 07:43 Mashiki Amiketo
 
Two days later...waiting on said article still. At this point, I'm going to say you can't find something.  
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News Comments > Op Ed
39. No subject Mar 12, 2015, 07:42 Mashiki Amiketo
 
Krovven wrote on Mar 11, 2015, 13:38:
I'm sorry. What law would that be? As for the rest, you can say all those things but it doesn't make them true. Post facts.
That would be the law saying a takedown notice is required to be followed through, then refused to remove it(tip gawker did the same thing). Lie, like the stuff against Brad wardell(false sexual harassment case), run said smear campaign against same person and others. I can dig up the names if you really want to see it.

And up until december of last year they refused to operate under any disclosure rules at all. You know like: "I'm shacked up with the person I'm writing about...and so on." You can thank gamergate for that one, along with the affiliate disclosure policy being updated.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
30. No subject Mar 11, 2015, 07:51 Mashiki Amiketo
 
Krovven wrote on Mar 11, 2015, 01:26:
Since when is that considered a bad thing?
Since they decided to: Not follow the law, lie, run smear campaigns, refused to operate under any form of disclosure, and so on.

Oh and apparently they tried really hard to push back against the affiliate link disclosure policy that was updated. You know the said disclosure policy that everyone else updated to.
 
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News Comments > Evening Consolidation
3. No subject Mar 10, 2015, 23:18 Mashiki Amiketo
 
For those wanting type-0 and all that apparently there's a rumor going around that it, and ffx are coming to the PC.  
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News Comments > Op Ed
25. No subject Mar 10, 2015, 19:42 Mashiki Amiketo
 
Beamer wrote on Mar 10, 2015, 19:37:
This article has 17,000 views. You really think that those came from other Gawker sites?

It has 115 comments. How many BluesNews topics have hit that in the past 12 months? There are stories from a few hours today with almost 300 comments.

I don't read Kotaku. Not a fan. But I don't get why some people here are so unwilling to admit a popular site is popular.
Going by their own metrics data roughly 50-60% of their views come from within the kotaku network itself.

By the way remember when /. on average used to have 300+ comments on a regular day, with a non-popular topic? Remember what happened when Rob left, and then they were sold to an advertising/holdings company. The same thing is going on with Kotaku. FYI Kotaku and Gawker are two different ownership groups.


jdreyer wrote on Mar 10, 2015, 18:32:
So there's a lot of crossover between Kotaku and Jezebel?
Or one of the other dozen or so child sites.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
22. No subject Mar 10, 2015, 18:26 Mashiki Amiketo
 
Beamer wrote on Mar 10, 2015, 18:12:
Not all gamers are you. Which is why kotaku is having record unique views and why it's probably the most popular game news site.
Right, they're the most popular "casual" game site. And their unique views are generated by round-robin cross-linking articles from their child sites, which gives them lots of unique impressions. That of course isn't helping them, much like it's not helping Gawker who is running around looking for venture capitalists to give them more money.
 
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28. No subject Mar 9, 2015, 22:55 Mashiki Amiketo
 
So pointing out that they've actually made articles as such, is now hyperbolic? I'm also still waiting for that article.  
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22. No subject Mar 9, 2015, 18:50 Mashiki Amiketo
 
Squirmer wrote on Mar 9, 2015, 18:21:
You're kinda proving beremot's point about agendas here. You don't engage with any arguments, you just descend into hysteria.
Considering I asked a legitimate question, I'll take that as a no. I read both sides of the field and am pro-GG. I've yet to read anything where it hasn't devolved into a class black and white, males are evil, gamers are evil, they're sexist because of xyz reasons, or apply various labels like terrorists and so on.

The anti side lives, breathes and eats identity politics while using unverifiable yellow press style journalism to paint their opposition as such. I'm sure that it was a huge blow for their morale though, when Gawker of all sites came out under oath stating that GG is actually about proving the ethical lapses in the industry. Damn that narrative.

Oh let's toss this in because I just ran across it and chuckled, since it the narrative.
aGG narrative timeline:
  • September to October 2014: Gamergate is nothing, just 200 dudes being loud, they're insignificant!

  • December 2014 to january 2015: Gamergate is a child porn ring and ISIS terrorists, theyve literally killed people!

  • March 2015: Gamergate has ruined gaming!


  • You might be going derp wat?! On the last one, but you've probably missed the gaming press and their latest round of attacks. We're now so big and powerful we're ruining gaming.

    This comment was edited on Mar 9, 2015, 18:55.
     
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    News Comments > etc.
    16. No subject Mar 9, 2015, 18:15 Mashiki Amiketo
     
    beremot wrote on Mar 9, 2015, 16:58:

    I think Blue is usually pretty even-handed with this stuff but if we're going to keep getting links to AngryGamerDude's stuff, how about links to a blogger who is equally anti-GG to even the playing field a little bit?

    Can you find one that doesn't jump right into cis-white-male-gamers are sexist, racist, homophobes with internalized muhsoggyknees that are worse than ISIS, terrorists, and are the leaders of the KKK. Who are death incarnate and dox everyone in sight type of unverifiable bullshit that they continue to spew?

     
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    News Comments > Gatherings & Competitions
    3. No subject Mar 8, 2015, 19:36 Mashiki Amiketo
     
    Cutter wrote on Mar 8, 2015, 11:54:
    Do these people have nothing better to do then to make mountains out of molehills? Are they really that naive as to how business in the real world works? What is this little fantasy world they live in where everything is fair and sweet and nice? As the ancient expression goes, there's a way things ought to be, then there's the way things are.

    Having worked a business that lived off relationships with others, there's a difference between disclosure, recusing, and removing yourself from a situation that could be favorable to someone you know. In every case where someone knew someone, they left the position temporarily, or were removed by force by the company. And in awards, especially the stuff like indiecade and igda(which is anti-unionization for developers but claims to support them), it only gets worse. When buddy 1 gets a hand from judge 1,2,3,4 to get that sweet limelight.

    But hey, if you want to ride that sweet-sweet corruption train and go..."so what..." don't worry. I mean it's not like corruption isn't an insidious disease that infects everything.
     
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    News Comments > The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Video
    21. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 7, 2015, 20:17 Mashiki Amiketo
     
    Jerykk wrote on Mar 7, 2015, 19:50:
    Source? Pretty sure this is PC with an Xbox controller plugged in. As for UI, don't expect it to be any different when you're using M/KB. Just replace the Xbox prompts with M/KB prompts. Witcher 2 was like that too.
    I have a friend who went to pax this year and I'm going off only what he said. They may have misheard, or misunderstood but as far as I know from what they told me it's the console version they demo'd.
     
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    News Comments > Out of the Blue
    2. No subject Mar 7, 2015, 16:29 Mashiki Amiketo
     
    Today was the first day, in the last 20 where it's been above 0C. It's been as cold as -27C and as warm as -17C some days. Now they're calling for 5-6 days of it being warm, and nearly 9C on Wednesday. Seems pretty nice to me especially after all this crap weather so far.  
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    News Comments > The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Video
    2. No subject Mar 7, 2015, 14:40 Mashiki Amiketo
     
    Cutter wrote on Mar 7, 2015, 13:42:
    Is footage from a 360? The graphics look terrible. The textures look like it's from a 360. Is there any footage of this on a PC with a proper PC UI? Otherwise I find this less than inspiring.
    It's xbox one(shocking at how shitty it is isn't it?), and there hasn't been a PC vid in 8 months or so.
     
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    News Comments > Evening Metaverse
    4. No subject Mar 7, 2015, 06:05 Mashiki Amiketo
     
    eRe4s3r wrote on Mar 7, 2015, 02:03:

    Rejoice and blesseth the heavens, the devil is gone. Gamasutra is finally readable again.
    What I find funny is they're wanting to create a gaming site for "minorities and women." Oh boy, look at that segregation...then again if it's anything like /r/girlgamers it'll be 98% men and men pretending to be women.
     
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    News Comments > Evening Metaverse
    2. No subject Mar 6, 2015, 22:26 Mashiki Amiketo
     
    Leigh "I'm a megaphone, killing careers, and railing on hoodmen" Alexander gone from Gamasutra, who'd have thought? Wonder if the site will start to recover now that their screwed up eic is gone.  
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    News Comments > Source 2 Games Must Use Steam
    39. No subject Mar 5, 2015, 21:28 Mashiki Amiketo
     
    TheEmissary wrote on Mar 5, 2015, 15:30:
    I have no clue if the ~30% is fair or not, but distribution services are hosting the files and other game features that has to be paid for somehow. In the case its a percent per unit. On the consoles you have similar fees for releasing your games regardless if its digital. Physical retailers take a cut as well. Its part of the cost of doing business and being able to reach larger audience/market.

    There is nothing stopping these developers from self-publishing or using an engine with better terms. The developers choose off-shelf engines and pre-built solutions for a reason.

    30% is very fair at least from the people that I work with in our h-game circle, one of the reasons why people keep hoping that steam will allow AO titles on there in more frequency. The biggest sites like (all nsfw) dmm.co.jp, dlsite.com, getchu all use a "seller rate" structure. Using a "you post for less, they take more." Look at DLsite, you put a game up for $1 you get $0.25. Your $30 game you get $18.50. Getchu and dmm are the same, so yeah a 30% flat rate? You better believe it's fair.

    You're right though, there's nothing to stop them from self-publishing but you know why people use sites like I mentioned or steam right? Market exposure. Once a title is listed, tagged and so on, it becomes easy in terms of finding eyes to buy your stuff.

    If steam launched their own AO service, that worked cross-regional you'd see JP devs jump on it especially with the amount of fuck-over that circles get now for their own titles.
     
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    News Comments > The Witcher 3 Gameplay Footage
    20. No subject Mar 4, 2015, 17:24 Mashiki Amiketo
     
    Cutter wrote on Mar 4, 2015, 15:54:
    I dunno. A lot of people feel the same way. For some reason it just failed to hook me and pull me in. Same with the second one. I found the combat and magic systems to be cumbersome. Trying to remember sigils, which weapon to use where and when. And Geralt's voice acting was just so flat and boring.

    Took me three attempts before I got into the first game. It starts out very slow, by the time you clear the first outlying area though it picks up amazingly. And really you can get through the entire game playing with ignii(fire), arrd(air blast) and yrden(stun 2nd game) not using anything else even on the highest difficulty. As for the voice, listen to it with the polish VO and you'll find out that it's a similar speaking style. That's because he is that way in the books.
     
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