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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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News Comments > Valve on Steam Scams
5. Re: Valve on Steam Scams Jun 26, 2015, 17:51 NKD
 
Valve is the biggest proponent of "fend for yourselves" in gaming. Not surprising. Good to see they won't be wasting the time of the 3 people they employee in customer service on easy to avoid scams now.  
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News Comments > etc., etc.
6. Re: etc., etc. Jun 24, 2015, 14:18 NKD
 
Hitman movie actually looks kinda decent in the trailer I guess. A little more blow-upy than when I would play, but eh, I guess that's the downside to making movies of certain video games. The way I played Hitman the movie would turn out to be a parody or comedy instead of an action movie. I imagine most viewers would get bored at watching some guy change costumes four times and stuff a bunch of unconscious people in closets or laundry hampers.  
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News Comments > Into the Black
1. Re: Into the Black Jun 23, 2015, 18:00 NKD
 
Drone video is fake.

Take a look.

And here.
 
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News Comments > Guild Wars 2: Heart of Thorns Pricing Adjusted
13. Re: Guild Wars 2: Heart of Thorns Pricing Adjusted Jun 23, 2015, 17:46 NKD
 
Creston wrote on Jun 23, 2015, 16:36:

Yeah, it makes sense for them to do it that way, but it's not great for the people who've played for several years, maybe bought craploads of gems, to be told that they're basically irrelevant and can't you please just go away/die already.


Yep it really sucks. I'm sad to see the subscription model for MMOs dying out because it's really the only model that allows a game to stay afloat without milking its customers for every penny or requiring huge influxes of new players. It also puts everyone on the same footing, more or less.
 
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News Comments > Guild Wars 2: Heart of Thorns Pricing Adjusted
10. Re: Guild Wars 2: Heart of Thorns Pricing Adjusted Jun 23, 2015, 16:32 NKD
 
Creston wrote on Jun 23, 2015, 14:58:

New players have been the focus for well over a year and a half now, with zero fucks given for the veteran players. This is just the latest chapter in the saga.

I think it's an inherent problem with B2P business model. They are absolutely dependent on selling new copies of the game and getting new blood. Veteran players who aren't paying them jack shit are, in their eyes, just a bunch of freeloaders. Some of them might serve as evangelists for the game, but more likely any friends they would have convinced to come play have already bought in months or years ago.

You need new blood who in return recruit more new blood etc. The only way the title survives is to keep the momentum up.
 
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News Comments > Blade & Soul Business Model Outlined
3. Re: Blade & Soul Business Model Outlined Jun 23, 2015, 15:13 NKD
 
NCSoft bleh.  
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News Comments > Batman: Arkham Knight PC Issues
6. Re: Batman: Arkham Knight PC Issues Jun 23, 2015, 09:55 NKD
 
Laughing pretty hard at all the retards who preordered this steaming pile. People never learn.  
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News Comments > Op Ed
1. Re: Op Ed Jun 23, 2015, 09:21 NKD
 
Uhh.. what?  
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News Comments > Tale of Tales Closing
51. Re: Tale of Tales Closing Jun 22, 2015, 04:12 NKD
 
We donít have to take advice from anybody anymore. We were wrong. Everybody whom we consulted with on Sunset was wrong.

It's worth noting that their main consultant was Leigh "Gamers are dead. Gamers don't have to be your audience." Alexander, Alcoholic and SJW.

Seems like if you want to actually make some money selling a PC game, gamers DO have to be your audience!

 
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News Comments > Just Cause 3 Gameplay Video
9. Re: Just Cause 3 Gameplay Video Jun 20, 2015, 17:58 NKD
 
siapnar wrote on Jun 20, 2015, 17:04:
Looks awesome

Only thing I'm concerned about are the driving physics, which look to be maybe even more arcadey this time around

Driving in Just Cause? lol
 
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News Comments > Morning Interviews
2. Re: Morning Interviews Jun 19, 2015, 09:38 NKD
 
"Mechanical apartheid" is about the most accurate term I can think of for the world they are portraying in DX:MD.

Games need to be allowed to tackle difficult subjects if they are to grow narratively. Giving game developers a list of things you can't write stories about because it upsets some people is fucking stupid.

I'm really sick of the Offendatrons.
 
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