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News Comments > Square Enix Reveal Progress
9. Re: Square Enix Reveal Progress Apr 7, 2015, 12:29 NKD
 
MajorD wrote on Apr 7, 2015, 12:23:

Juvenile (adjective):

....of, pertaining to, characteristic of, or suitable or intended for young persons...

Do you honestly think I was asking you to copy and paste a dictionary definition to me? Or is it more likely I was asking you to point out what exactly about the advertising scheme struck you as juvenile or childish?
 
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News Comments > WoW Tokens Explained
11. Re: WoW Tokens Explained Apr 7, 2015, 12:18 NKD
 
Mr. Tact wrote on Apr 7, 2015, 12:11:
I gotta ask: How has this effected the gold selling sites? What did $20 on a gold selling site get you prior to this?

Too soon to tell. Right now 30k gold will run you around $25-30 on a gold seller site. You're looking at around a dollar per 1000 gold. So the starting price here is actually a bit cheaper than buying from China. Since Blizzard is in charge of setting the price it's really hard to tell what will happen.

In a pure supply & demand situation like I've seen in Wildstar or EVE, generally the "legit" currency ends up costing more than the black market currency because people end up being willing to pay a premium for the legitimacy.

The illegal sellers are in a tough spot because if they don't undercut Blizzard by a significant margin, their sales will dry up. No one is going to buy illegal gold for more than legit gold.
 
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News Comments > Square Enix Reveal Progress
5. Re: Square Enix Reveal Progress Apr 7, 2015, 12:09 NKD
 
I was surprised at how many people there were on Twitch yesterday for this. There are 3500 people watching right now and it's a weekday morning in the US and an hour until the next "vote."

Didn't realize that many people were into this shit.

MajorD wrote on Apr 7, 2015, 11:52:
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I can appreciate new and fresh marketing ideas, but this is pretty weak and juvenile.


I'm curious what do you mean by "juvenile"? It doesn't seem crude or in any way childish. Not really my thing either, but I'm not really seeing "juvenile."
 
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News Comments > WoW Tokens Explained
9. Re: WoW Tokens Explained Apr 7, 2015, 12:05 NKD
 
Moog wrote on Apr 7, 2015, 11:03:
> a vibrant, active Token marketplace

With Blizzard fixing the gold price for the token, it's anything but 'vibrant' or 'marketplace', it's just a way of Blizzard selling gold!

Illumin wrote on Apr 7, 2015, 11:38:
Instead of going free to play just sell gold! Brilliant!

I'm not sure you really understand their system. Blizzard isn't selling gold. Players are selling gold in exchange for game time, and Blizzard is facilitating. The price is set by Blizzard, but that gold is coming from another player, not from Blizzard.

Now, there's some wiggle room there because Blizzard is guaranteeing the price. If you put your thing up for 30,000 gold and it sells after demand has dropped it to 25,000, you still get the 30k, even though the buyer has only paid 25k. So in that case, Blizzard is in fact generating gold to cover the remainder. But it's just as likely demand will fluctuate upwards, in which case the buyer is paying more than you're actually receiving. In this case, gold is actually sunk OUT of the economy by the transaction.

Since Blizzard is in charge of setting the price, they can tune it to either generate or sink gold at their leisure. But in the long run they benefit the most from everything breaking even or sinking, rather than adding gold to the economy.

It's not any kind of "free market", but it's also not Blizzard selling gold. They profit off the the premium for buying a token over buying a month of game time. It does not benefit them to saturate the market with gold.
 
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News Comments > Square Enix Three-Day Game Reveal Kicks Off Today
18. Re: Square Enix Three-Day Game Reveal Kicks Off Today Apr 6, 2015, 23:52 NKD
 
walrus1 wrote on Apr 6, 2015, 23:46:
Fantaz wrote on Apr 6, 2015, 22:03:
wow, lots of people in twitch... this bit of viral marketing is proving to be successful.
Here's hoping it's not a mobile game else a lot of people are going to be pissed off.

No kidding. I can't take another Deus Ex fake out. April Fools jokes, mobile games, etc. Please Squeenix give Deus Ex.
 
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News Comments > Square Enix Three-Day Game Reveal Kicks Off Today
12. Re: Square Enix Three-Day Game Reveal Kicks Off Today Apr 6, 2015, 18:08 NKD
 
walrus1 wrote on Apr 6, 2015, 18:02:
NKD wrote on Apr 6, 2015, 17:08:
Appears to be going on here

Dunno what it is, some weird shit.

It is weird but I think it is a Deus Ex teaser.

Does look that way... very strange. Will have to keep an eye on it. Looks like the next vote on how things proceed is in just under 19 hours.
 
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News Comments > Square Enix Three-Day Game Reveal Kicks Off Today
7. Re: Square Enix Three-Day Game Reveal Kicks Off Today Apr 6, 2015, 17:08 NKD
 
Appears to be going on here

Dunno what it is, some weird shit.
 
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News Comments > Square Enix Three-Day Game Reveal Kicks Off Today
1. Re: Square Enix Three-Day Game Reveal Kicks Off Today Apr 6, 2015, 10:10 NKD
 
Hopefully it's something more concrete on the next Deus Ex, but knowing the history of these types of things, it'll be some new IP that no one ever asked for and that never ends up going anywhere.  
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News Comments > Sunday Consolidation
5. Re: Sunday Consolidation Apr 6, 2015, 07:07 NKD
 
Nintendo perpetually out of touch. It's amazing they're still in business. Nostalgia and gullible parents of 5 year olds will go a long ways I guess.  
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News Comments > etc.
20. Re: etc. Apr 4, 2015, 19:46 NKD
 
Just another example of the nation of pussies we're becoming. People whining about off-color jokes at THEIR expense, probably while making their own jokes about some other group.

People really need to stop caving to these people and tell them to shut the fuck up instead. The community of whiny shitheads is not large enough to affect your bottom line, they are just loud, and can be ignored or told off.
 
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News Comments > Grand Theft Auto V Online Heists TV Spot
16. Re: Grand Theft Auto V Online Heists TV Spot Apr 4, 2015, 10:47 NKD
 
I hope this port is a smoking pile of shit just so I can see the shills doing mental gymnastics to explain and justify. I know it's petty of me, but you can only take so much shilling before you just say fuck it.  
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News Comments > Evening Screenshots
3. Re: Evening Screenshots Mar 28, 2015, 01:00 NKD
 
siapnar wrote on Mar 28, 2015, 00:56:
I saw "1 comment" and knew it was you.

Didn't disappoint.

These are some purdy shots

Rockstar Information Minister assures you everything is great in Shillistan!
 
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News Comments > H1Z1 Sells 1M Copies on Steam
2. Re: H1Z1 Sells 1M Copies on Steam Mar 24, 2015, 09:38 NKD
 
Axis wrote on Mar 24, 2015, 09:21:
And I still have no interest, am I missing something?

I don't think you're missing anything.

For me, there are a lot of games that sell 1 million copies that I don't have interest in. In fact I'd say the majority of games that sell 1 million copies I have never and will likely never play.

There's no reason to expect that a game selling 1 million copies is going to have some kind of universal appeal.
 
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News Comments > Evening Crowdfunding Roundup
6. Re: Evening Crowdfunding Roundup Mar 24, 2015, 02:51 NKD
 
We're reporting on Kicktraq projections now? The fuck?  
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News Comments > etc.
8. Re: etc. Mar 22, 2015, 04:30 NKD
 
The Half Elf wrote on Mar 22, 2015, 04:21:
MOST is not ALL. Dirty, Powerhungry Asshole cops DO deserve to have bad things to them. But to include all of them in such an ignorant blanked statement is rather asinine.

You think there's a meaningful distinction between a dirty cop and a good cop who stands by and does nothing?

Not every individual cop is inherently guilty, but collectively, they are all guilty because of their blue wall of silence nonsense. Cops are simply not held responsible for their actions near as often as they should be.

There's a point at which the presence of good people in a corrupt system does not justify that system's continued existence. We need a serious overhaul to law enforcement accountability, and I'm seriously confused why some people believe more accountability for cops is bad.

"Some cops are good." is a meaningless cop-out, pardon the pun. It doesn't justify or explain away the systemic problems with law enforcement.
 
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News Comments > etc.
5. Re: etc. Mar 22, 2015, 03:29 NKD
 
NamecaF wrote on Mar 22, 2015, 00:01:

The blanket police bashing here is getting old.

Oh, police bashing is getting old? Not half as old as the widespread police misconduct in this country and the even more widespread shielding of those bad cops by their supposedly "honest" fellow officers. Not half as old as hearing news reports about someone unjustly shot by the police and then more news reports months later about those police not facing any serious consequences. I see posts like yours every day. "Not every cop is bad! Stop being mean to cops! You should have a better opinion of them!" Fuck that shit. The hurt feelings of some cop are the least of my worries at this point.

The justice system in this country gives cops a free pass. The so-called "good" cops that supposedly make up the majority? Yeah, they almost never turn on their own. Good cops give dirty cops a free pass too. Cops don't snitch on cops. Any "good" cop who tolerates bad cops in his department isn't a good cop at all.

And that's not even getting into the issues with the over-proliferation of SWAT teams, specifically. Most people don't seem to realize this, but 20 years ago most areas didn't have SWAT teams. Now every fucking town over 30,000 people has one.

I was "swatted" once way back in the mid 90s by a bitter ex-girlfriend. Of course it wasn't called swatting then, and my town didn't have a SWAT team at the time. But do you know what happened? The police called my landline at about 11PM and asked if everything was okay and told me they received a call. They asked me to please exit my front door with my hands visible so we could sort this all out. It was all done and over in 20 minutes and I didn't see a single automatic weapon or armored vehicle. My door was not bashed in, I did not get tear gassed. I was searched and they snooped around my house a bit but I was not hand-cuffed. While it was a traumatic incident, it wasn't nearly as bad as it would have been had it happened today.

These suburban SWAT teams are a product of police paranoia. Urban areas with a lot of gang activity or civil unrest are one thing. But you have towns with extremely low crime rates and virtually no murders who feel the need to have a SWAT team standing by for some shit that will never happen.

A lot of police apologists have these fantasies in their head about what SWAT teams are used for. They aren't used primarily to rescue hostages like in video games. 80% of the time they are raiding low level non-violent offenders for drugs, usually marijuana. Less than 10% of deployments are for hostage or shooter situations. You can look these stats up.

The bottom line is this: Law enforcement in the US hasn't proven itself capable of holding its own accountable. As such, they cannot be trusted with a militarized force. There are inadequate protections in place. Police responsibility has to go up, or powers granted to police have to go down. You can't increase power without increased checks and balances. Particularly when existing checks and balances don't seem to work at all.
 
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1. Re: etc. Mar 21, 2015, 21:51 NKD
 
It's surprising that I haven't really heard of gamers being gunned down in their homes by swatting. We've been very fortunate. There have been many incidents before where SWAT raids go horribly wrong and some person at the wrong address or some kid gets fuckin killed or maimed.

Only a matter of time before one of these things go badly and some streamer gets his head blown off by some piggly wiggly live on stream.

Something really needs to be done.
 
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News Comments > Into the Black
2. Re: Into the Black Mar 20, 2015, 21:44 NKD
 
If my first attempt or two to kill a spider fail, I conclude that I did not try hard enough or that he has out-witted me. I then deem them worthy of the effort it takes to scoop them up and put them outside.  
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News Comments > The International Ticket Sales
2. Re: The International Ticket Sales Mar 20, 2015, 21:41 NKD
 
Ozmodan wrote on Mar 20, 2015, 20:57:
People pay to watch these people play games? Talk about a bunch of people with no life whatsoever.....kind of sad when you think of it.

"Stop liking what I don't like!"
 
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News Comments > EVE: Valkyrie Trailer
5. Re: EVE: Valkyrie Trailer Mar 19, 2015, 19:17 NKD
 
Hah, that wing leader is Starbuck. Dreams come true.  
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