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News Comments > Steam AU Refund Legal Dispute
19. Re: Steam AU Refund Legal Dispute Aug 30, 2014, 06:28 NKD
 
GameAnger wrote on Aug 29, 2014, 19:25:
You quantify it with Australian Law. If a product isnt fit for purpose, or if it doesn't do what it says it does on the box. We're entitled to a refund.

What's the purpose of a game? It's not like a toaster that doesn't toast bread. That's indisputably useless. A game that you simply didn't enjoy as much as you thought, or had some bugs, shouldn't entitle you to a refund.

If you get the game and you outright cannot play it to any reasonable level, or it does not contain the content or features depicted in the store page, that's a different story.

 
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News Comments > Steam AU Refund Legal Dispute
14. Re: Steam AU Refund Legal Dispute Aug 29, 2014, 16:48 NKD
 
Julio wrote on Aug 29, 2014, 14:36:
NKD wrote on Aug 29, 2014, 14:01:
People would abuse the shit out of refund options if given half a chance.

If the gaming industry provided less half baked buggy and lousy games then the refund rates would be tolerable. If other industries did such a poor job on quality, then they'd be refunding plenty too.

So what's the level of bugginess or "lousiness" which qualifies a game for a refund? How do you quantify it? Everyone has different standards. Do you really think anyone should be entitled to unlimited refunds for any stated reason? Because a lot of people would just be like "Heh heh heh, I can get this game for free by beating it really quickly and saying I had a lot of bugs and the game crashed a lot!"

You mention "other industries" but fail to acknowledge that other industries ALSO have restrictions on refunds and returns to help prevent abuse.

Before you can offer refunds, you need measures in place to prevent abuse by self-absorbed nitwits who think they deserve all their games for free.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
59. Re: Op Ed Aug 29, 2014, 16:21 NKD
 
This whole conversation gets so very old.

In all this debate, bitching, and whining, no one has ever stated any kind of goal. What is the goal? Have a wide variety of games that appeal to different ages, cultures, and genders? Have a wide selection of games that don't depict women as perpetual victims or sex objects?

Congratulations, we already have that. But people are still bitching.

I suspect that's because the real goal is to eradicate and censor the games that do embrace the more cliche male power fantasy stuff, which would be a misguided and impossible goal.

I've said many times before, that Ms. Sarkeesian is really wasting her breath. If she is really enthusiastic about getting more games out there that portray women in the way she would like, she should focus her efforts on getting more women and like-minded men into game development and addressing sexism in the development world, not in the content.

Attacking content you perceive to be sexist is a losing battle because you cannot censor it, and no amount of YouTube video will convince people to stop buying or playing games just because of cliche portrayal of women.

 
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News Comments > Saints Row: Gat Out of Hell Announced
5. Re: Saints Row: Gat Out of Hell Announced Aug 29, 2014, 15:38 NKD
 
Gas Bandit wrote on Aug 29, 2014, 15:37:
"Standalone expansion?" It better be $19.99, tops.

If you click through to the article it states it will be $19.95. Also Saints Row publisher has always been pretty quick and generous with the Steam sales so it will probably go for even less pretty quickly.
 
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News Comments > Saints Row: Gat Out of Hell Announced
1. Re: Saints Row: Gat Out of Hell Announced Aug 29, 2014, 14:54 NKD
 
Oh my god!!! Play as Johnny Gat and Kinzie????

Fucking. Sold.
 
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News Comments > Steam AU Refund Legal Dispute
11. Re: Steam AU Refund Legal Dispute Aug 29, 2014, 14:01 NKD
 
jacobvandy wrote on Aug 29, 2014, 13:40:
Bard wrote on Aug 29, 2014, 12:51:
I wish I could have gotten a refund on at least half the games I have bought, that are DRM crippled or just plain broken.


How many games do you own? That number will determine whether you're part of the problem (claiming a game is "broken" because it's plain bad or you don't like it) or just the worst consumer ever who has managed to buy proportionately more actual shovelware than everyone else here. ;-)

Seriously, though, unless the description of the game was misleading or incomplete (it happens sometimes), any DRM is not a good reason for a refund. You're told about it upfront and you bought it anyway.

"This is why we can't have nice things." comes to mind. People would abuse the shit out of refund options if given half a chance. You'd need a system in place to stop people from abusing it by too frequently requesting refunds.

It shouldn't be there as a safety net that allows people to buy whatever game they want and get a refund if they don't like it, or worse, get a refund once they've beaten the game or gotten their fill of it.
 
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News Comments > etc., etc.
5. Re: etc., etc. Aug 27, 2014, 23:43 NKD
 
jdreyer wrote on Aug 27, 2014, 21:45:
SWAT threat locks down school, gets Counter-Strike player slammed to the ground…

This shit has to stop too. I wonder how people aren't getting nailed for this?

It's not really practical to track down these guys unless they are incredibly stupid. It's very easy to make untraceable calls from the Internet, and sometimes they'll even use services designed for the deaf or mute to call 911.

The police are in kind of a no-win scenario when it comes to these prank calls. The caller says people are being killed. If it turns out to be bullshit and they mobilize anyway, you get the shit we are seeing here. If it turns out to be real, and they spent precious time trying to verify the phone call and more lives are lost before they mobilize a response, they get blamed for being incompetent.


 
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News Comments > Volition Reveal Friday
9. Re: Volition Reveal Friday Aug 27, 2014, 11:16 NKD
 
nin wrote on Aug 27, 2014, 11:00:
Creston wrote on Aug 27, 2014, 10:58:
Someone better ask her "Hey Kinzie, wanna fuck?"

Anyway, good to see they're doing well and are adding staff.

I can't believe I'm saying this, but I do hope SR takes a few steps back towards reality. 3 is still my favorite, but 4 seemed too far out there, and not nearly as fun.


I enjoyed 4 just as much as the others, but I still agree with you. Variety is the spice of life. You can't just get crazier and crazier indefinitely, so it would be interesting to see the series not resort to simply cranking up the batshit insanity level every time.

At some point your shit becomes so nonsensical that you become an anime game.

SR has covered a lot of ground in 4 games, and it's hard to think of a direction they could go in without re-hashing themselves. But I think if they get some smart people together in a room they can come up with something that isn't just next-level crazy.

Verno wrote on Aug 27, 2014, 11:12:
but a lot of people never played 3 due to the dismal PC port and didn't get to see how great it was

What? SR3's PC port was 10 times better than SR2's PC port.
 
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News Comments > Phil Fish Re-Quits Gaming
33. Re: Phil Fish Re-Quits Gaming Aug 22, 2014, 20:01 NKD
 
I wish I could sic /v/ on a few people, they are so effective at being scumbags.  
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News Comments > MMOGs Under Attack
7. Re: MMOGs Under Attack Aug 22, 2014, 18:12 NKD
 
Creston wrote on Aug 22, 2014, 17:36:
And why would you target things like LoL or GW2, two games made by companies who are extremely player-friendly, and who follow a laudible business model?


They aren't targeting the company. They are targeting the players. These guys basically thrive on the attention they get from "bringing down your favorite game."

When Wildstar and some other games were being DDOS'd a few weeks ago, the guy who was doing it was bragging and acting like a fucktard on some stolen Twitter account.
 
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News Comments > Notch Softens View on Oculus Minecraft
32. Re: Notch Softens View on Oculus Minecraft Aug 18, 2014, 18:31 NKD
 
Why do you guys go full retard every time Blue posts something about Notch?  
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News Comments > Evolve is Big Gamescom Winner
13. Re: Evolve is Big Gamescom Winner Aug 16, 2014, 16:20 NKD
 
Ozmodan wrote on Aug 16, 2014, 14:39:
4v1 is outright stupid. Whoever thought that was a good idea has a screw loose!

It's actually pretty fun in the games I've played that have had a similar mode.
 
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News Comments > Gatherings & Competitions
3. Re: Gatherings & Competitions Aug 15, 2014, 01:52 NKD
 
Has anyone asked the booth babes what they think of booth babes at conventions? Seems to me no one has really cared to ask.  
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News Comments > Warlords of Draenor in November
12. Re: I'm so confused... Aug 14, 2014, 23:54 NKD
 
Wallshadows wrote on Aug 14, 2014, 23:34:

How does this work without a Bronze dragon, you might ask? Magic.

He has a bronze dragon. Kairoz is helping him I believe.
 
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News Comments > Assassin's Creed Unity Trailer
2. Re: Assassin's Creed Unity Trailer Aug 14, 2014, 18:42 NKD
 
Cutter wrote on Aug 14, 2014, 18:33:
The possibilities are endless? Endless? False advertise much, Ubisoft?

Maybe you should file a lawsuit dude, accuse them of wire fraud too.
 
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News Comments > Assassin's Creed Unity Trailers
18. Re: Assassin's Creed Unity Trailers Aug 14, 2014, 18:26 NKD
 
Quinn wrote on Aug 14, 2014, 14:40:
I am So. Fucking. Tired. of this franchise. So fucking tired...

Truly, I'll soon want to lock my head between my hands and scream "MAKE IT STOP!". Even the fucking title that pops up everywhere I look is beginning to cause some weird twitches in my facial features here and there. Fucking hell!

Then you should probably stop clicking through and making overly dramatic comments on articles regarding this franchise. If it's not your cup of tea, move the fuck on.
 
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News Comments > Assassin's Creed Unity Trailers
13. Re: Assassin's Creed Unity Trailers Aug 14, 2014, 13:41 NKD
 
Creston wrote on Aug 14, 2014, 13:16:
(Which makes sense, but it seems supremely lazy. The ship you're sailing is literally the same model as the Jackdaw, and all the enemy ships are the same too.)

Uhh the Morrigan and the Jackdaw are not the same model.

Morrigan

Jackdaw

Other than being sailing ships of roughly the same class (The Morrigan looks a bit smaller), their designs are fairly different. If you compare a profile shot of the Jackdaw with a profile shot of the Morrigan, there are more apparent differences. The stern deck is situated lower and it lacks the second row of gun ports.

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News Comments > Op Ed
12. Re: Op Ed Aug 14, 2014, 13:27 NKD
 
Total-Khaos wrote on Aug 14, 2014, 13:23:
Anyone else notice this article is more than a year old? Slow news day?

Wow, good catch. Didn't notice that. No wonder the fucker is bitching about Lightning Returns. It wasn't even released in Japan back then, let alone the US.

Verno wrote on Aug 14, 2014, 13:19:
I thought FFX was fine but FFXIII takes it way too far into corridor territory. It is a literal corridor, play it sometime and you'll understand the complaints. The story and characters are fucking trash (which is saying something for a JRPG) which leaves no redeeming aspects to the whole experience other than over-produced visuals.

13-2 and Lightning Returns ditch all that corridor bullshit. But the thing is, when I was replaying Final Fantasy X HD Remaster on my PS3, it struck me that FFX was pretty corridor-based as well. A LOT of the areas were just paths that funnelled you along to the next story point. In fact it's a lot like FF13 in that regard. The difference being in FFX you could revisit old areas.
 
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News Comments > Warlords of Drednor Livestream to Reveal Date
12. Re: Warlords of Drednor Livestream to Reveal Date Aug 14, 2014, 13:25 NKD
 
Wallshadows wrote on Aug 14, 2014, 13:17:
Unlike the cinematic, that was kind of shitty and not worth the hype...

November 13th too, impressive but rushed it seems.

Not really rushed. It's about their usual beta pace. Raid testing began a couple weeks ago and it's usually roughly 3 months between beginning of raid testing and expansion launch.
 
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News Comments > Assassin's Creed Unity Trailers
8. Re: Assassin's Creed Unity Trailers Aug 14, 2014, 11:36 NKD
 
These are AC: Rogue trailers and not Unity.

That said, I'm looking forward to more naval combat. AC4 was an absolutely blast because of it, and despite the fact that they hadn't really improved much on the land gameplay.
 
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