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News Comments > etc., etc.
2. Re: etc., etc. Jul 1, 2015, 01:01 NKD
 
I always imagine with Ultima Online they just kinda forgot about it. The servers are running in the basement of some building somewhere for the fifty people who still play it.

It's not worth the effort to go down there and pull the plug. Might as well keep it going until no one is left or the servers give out...
 
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News Comments > Minecraft PC Sells > 20M
19. Re: Minecraft PC Sells > 20M Jun 30, 2015, 23:52 NKD
 
So I did a little footwork to provide some amusement for you all... I present to you, a case study in denial, Cutter & Minecraft! He's had such a hate boner for Minecraft since the very beginning. As we all know, there's nothing Cutter hates more than seeing something he doesn't like have any success at all.

He started out in full denial mode. I didn't search too hard so you can probably find posts where he talks about "wire fraud" and "lawsuits" somewhere during this period, his two favorite terms.

"Anyway, I still don't believe these numbers, probably because I'll never get the draw of this game."
-Cutter, January 21 2011, on Minecraft hitting 1 million sales.

"Really? I have a hard time believing this."
-Cutter, April 6 2011, on Minecraft reaching approximately $33 million in gross revenue.

"I really can't believe this thing has sold that much. And with no independent way to verify it, I'll continue on in that belief."
-Cutter, June 14 2011, on Minecraft hitting 2.5 million sales.

Then once the sales numbers and success become even too apparent for his fucked up brain to deny, he begins to believe everyone is buying it but no one is actually playing because the game is so shit.

"Given its price point how many people bought it simply because other people had it? What's the average continual play time of this game? How many people bought it and checked it out for a week and never touched it again?"
-Cutter, November 12 2012, on Minecraft hitting 8 million sales.

Fast forward to last year and Cutter thinks it's just a thing you have to have to be cool. I'll spare you the part of the post where he goes on about how he's always rebelled against what's popular because it's easy to go along with the mainstream.

"Minecraft is simply something people have to have to be part of the in-crowd. Like all theses sorts of one offs it's a fluke."
-Cutter, June 26 2014, Minecraft hitting an estimated 50 million sales across all platforms.

Anyway, this took me a good 15 minutes to put together, so I hope you enjoy.

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News Comments > Minecraft PC Sells > 20M
17. Re: Minecraft PC Sells > 20M Jun 30, 2015, 21:32 NKD
 
CJ_Parker wrote on Jun 30, 2015, 21:16:
I ain't touching this casual garbage with a ten foot pole even if 20 million more buy this crap.

I guess that's similar to how women view you, so there's that.
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen Adds $400 Ship
23. Re: Star Citizen Adds $400 Ship Jun 30, 2015, 21:00 NKD
 
RedEye9 wrote on Jun 30, 2015, 20:56:
NKD wrote on Jun 30, 2015, 19:40:
I actually cashed out of Star Citizen a while back. Made a profit too. Had a tier that was like $100 something. Sold it off for $500 on the gray market because of the Lifetime Insurance or whatever it had on it.

So, there's that I guess.

So your saying it's the bitcoin of gaming

In a strange way it's probably the best game purchase I've ever made. Or at least the only one that's ever made me any money. That's a better profit margin than if I had a brand new in box copy of Earthbound for SNES or something, not to mention the return on investment came a lot sooner than that would have.

I've sold old MMO accounts but none of them were ever worth more than I paid in monthly fees.
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen Adds $400 Ship
16. Re: Star Citizen Adds $400 Ship Jun 30, 2015, 19:40 NKD
 
I actually cashed out of Star Citizen a while back. Made a profit too. Had a tier that was like $100 something. Sold it off for $500 on the gray market because of the Lifetime Insurance or whatever it had on it.

So, there's that I guess.
 
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News Comments > Minecraft PC Sells > 20M
10. Re: Minecraft PC Sells > 20M Jun 30, 2015, 19:28 NKD
 
Tipsy McStagger wrote on Jun 30, 2015, 19:18:
Maybe i'm out of the loop since I haven't played minecraft since it was just starting to get hype.

But is the game still utterly pointless about building hovels?

or did they expand it to actually be more of procedurally generated RPG game like Daggerfall where you would get quests and towns and vendors from randomly made towns as you keep exploring..

Kids and casual players just goof off in the base game and build as if it were LEGO or something.

More serious players get into heavily modded Minecraft which is a completely different animal. Generally you grab a pre-made modpack which will have on average 50-200 mods in it.

Some are kitchen sink packs that just throw in anything remotely good without really adjusting anything except just making sure it works. Some are tech packs which just include technology based mods. In these packs you're building up a base with power generation, processing of materials, automation, defenses, and generally proceeding up a very loosely defined tech tree. There are magic packs which are mostly fantasy/magic related mods. Less emphasis on tech research but there is still a progression. The magic packs also tend to feature more emphasis on exploration, dungeons, and the like.

There are also HQM packs (Hardcore Quest Mod) which basically start you off with a quest log and, sometimes, a finite number of lives and you have to earn more by questing. The quests can be to explore a pre-made map, or just provide you with breadcrumbs to guide you along a more standard modded Minecraft experience. Quests can be to go to a particular location, craft a certain number of things, simply come into possession of a certain number of things, or sacrifice things to the Questbook gods via the item turn in mechanic. The quests typically reward you with lives or items to help you along.

Essentially modded Minecraft is a lot of different games depending on which way you go with it.
 
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News Comments > Devilian Announced
6. Re: Devilian Announced Jun 30, 2015, 19:05 NKD
 
How is Trion still in business?  
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News Comments > GTA Online Update Next Week
1. Re: GTA Online Update Next Week Jun 30, 2015, 17:52 NKD
 
Sorry Rockstar, the cheaters already ran me off. I don't foresee myself ever coming back, but who knows.  
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News Comments > Star Citizen Adds $400 Ship
1. Re: Star Citizen Adds $400 Ship Jun 30, 2015, 17:51 NKD
 
How many years before people are able to fly it around the persistent universe and actually have something to do?  
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News Comments > Terraria Patched
1. Re: Terraria Patched Jun 30, 2015, 17:50 NKD
 
Huge update. Terraria is the 3rd most played game on Steam today because this update has been in the making for a looong time, and the Steam multiplayer integration is going to help its popularity too.

I honestly feel guilty that I only paid like 5 bucks for this game way back when, considering how much post-release content has been added for free.

Compared to Minecraft where the base game is pretty much the same thing I bought at the end of Alpha, and all my hours sunk into it have been into heavily modded versions with content provided free by other people.
 
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News Comments > Scrolls Closing
34. Re: Scrolls Closing Jun 30, 2015, 00:37 NKD
 
Slick wrote on Jun 30, 2015, 00:21:
Hyatus wrote on Jun 29, 2015, 23:38:
They should create a tabletop augmented reality version of the game. It seems like such an obvious extension of the technology. They wouldn't need to put much thought into it.

brilliant.

fuck you microsoft. you aren't throwing out the air freshener, you're throwing up the crumpled blueprints you found in the glovebox which is a secret treasure map which leads you to the ferarri factory.

They'd be better off working with Blizzard to do the same thing except with Hearthstone. It sells their augmented reality shit into the mainstream a lot better than crappy Scrolls which no one's ever heard of and could be replaced by any generic card game.

When you're trying to sell a new tech, you need to use existing popular properties to give it weight... like hey... MINECRAFT.
 
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News Comments > Scrolls Closing
31. Re: Scrolls Closing Jun 29, 2015, 23:37 NKD
 
theyarecomingforyou wrote on Jun 29, 2015, 22:38:
I can't understand how Microsoft can spend so much money on the company and then not every bother leveraging the IPs. Surely this would be perfect for Xbox Live?

Then again, Microsoft's gaming strategy has been rather disastrous and the company has shown nothing but contempt for PC gaming so I'm not at all surprised.

Some IPs are not worth the effort it takes to utilize them man.

You're essentially calling Microsoft stupid for buying a Ferrari and then throwing out the pine air freshener that the seller left inside, calling it a waste of money.

Their strategy for PC is generally pretty lazy and ineffective, but this isn't exactly the best example to show that.
 
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News Comments > Evening Screenshots
1. Re: Evening Screenshots Jun 29, 2015, 20:34 NKD
 
My vision is augmented.  
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News Comments > Scrolls Closing
12. Re: Scrolls Closing Jun 29, 2015, 18:54 NKD
 
I figured this was coming after MS bought up Mojang. Scrolls did not take off, and they want everyone on the Minecraft cash cow.

They want to double down on the market whey they have dominance instead of dumping man-hours into a card game where they are just going to get shit on by Hearthstone.

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News Comments > Sunday Legal Briefs
16. Re: Sunday Legal Briefs Jun 29, 2015, 00:02 NKD
 
For the love of christ, I hope no one is listening to Cutter when he acts like he knows what he's talking about on legal shit. I dropped out of law school and even I know 90% of the shit he says is pants-on-head retarded. None of this is new legal ground. People's shit has been ending up on other peoples property for centuries. Case law on the matter is fucking immense.

1) How much "air" above your house is your domain varies from jurisdiction to jurisdiction.

2) Discharging a firearm runs you into the domain of a whole different set of circumstances regarding gun safety laws.

3) Destroying someone elses property, even assuming you've broken no CRIMINAL laws in doing so, leaves you open to CIVIL liability.

4) If sued you WILL lose unless you luck out with a judge or can show that you had to do it to protect your OWN body or property from damage. The judge/jury can decide whether your actions were reasonable, and if not, you're fucked.

You absolutely SHOULD NOT assume that if something crosses your property line that it magically becomes yours to do with as you please without consequence. Call a real lawyer who knows YOUR LOCAL LAWS. This guy lost $850 in small claims that he refuses to pay because he's a dumbass. It's not worth the trouble getting your credit fucked when he gets a lien put on your shit. Leave other peoples shit alone, even if it's mildly annoying.

Oh also, all legal stuff aside, be a fucking decent neighbor. Let them know you're going to be flying a fucking drone around. And also let your neighbor know they are annoying you BEFORE you blow their shit up.

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News Comments > Hatred Sequel and DLC Plans
6. Re: Hatred Sequel and DLC Plans Jun 28, 2015, 16:51 NKD
 
Plot twist: Their next game is a licensed My Little Pony property aimed at 5 year old girls.  
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News Comments > Breaking Bad Game TMed
6. Re: Breaking Bad Game TMed Jun 27, 2015, 14:31 NKD
 
Plot twist: You play as Badger and Skinny Pete and just do weird tweeker things all the time.  
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News Comments > Valve on Steam Scams
19. Re: Valve on Steam Scams Jun 27, 2015, 06:15 NKD
 
Mordecai Walfish wrote on Jun 27, 2015, 00:51:
There is another certain "scam" going on, or perhaps a better way to label it is "gaming the system", but in many multiplayer games, the steam refunds policy is biting players in the ass right now, with cheaters purchasing games for almost exactly 1 hour and fifty minutes, going to wreck shit on servers where they got owned and can't compete properly, and then getting a refund and repeating the process. VAC and the other assorted anti-cheats out there don't catch them generally in this small window of time and I've not heard of anyone being punished for this behavior. This is happening in many steam multiplayer games currently.

Are you sure you're describing it correctly? The scheme you describe would not work, or at the very least, would be so impractical as to prevent it from ever being a serious problem.

You'd need a steady supply of new Steam accounts, new IP addresses, and new payment sources, as repeated abuse of any of these results in automated lockouts or bans. While I don't doubt that there are a few people with the will and the means to do that, it wouldn't be enough to even be a drop in the bucket in Steam's online community.

I sincerely doubt what you describe is happening, unless you've described it incorrectly.
 
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News Comments > Evening Crowdfunding Roundup
2. Re: Evening Crowdfunding Roundup Jun 27, 2015, 02:40 NKD
 
I've had pretty good experience with Kickstarter as well. Certain people around here like to shit on Kickstarter and act like Kickstarter should sit there and pass value judgments on every project and kill anything that doesn't look like a sure thing, but I think that's a lot of bullshit.

If you have a functioning brain you can figure out which projects are worth backing and end up pretty satisfied. You can also figure out which projects are maybe risky but you really want to support and you don't mind losing $15 if it ends up sucking.
 
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News Comments > Deus Ex Documentary; CE Vote; Free DX Human Revolution with Donation
2. Re: Deus Ex Documentary; CE Vote; Free DX Human Revolution with Donation Jun 26, 2015, 19:41 NKD
 
Man 15 years since Deus Ex. I wonder how many hours I've sunk into Deus Ex and its sequel?  
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