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News Comments > etc.
2. Re: etc. Sep 7, 2014, 16:25 NKD
 
Mashiki Amiketo wrote on Sep 7, 2014, 14:58:
Oh zoe, you still haven't figured out that when you make up bullshit on the internet someone will call you out for it.

I don't know, people seem to get away with a lot of bullshit on this site and many others.
 
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News Comments > Sunday Crowdfunding Roundup
3. Re: Sunday Crowdfunding Roundup Sep 7, 2014, 16:25 NKD
 
Free copies of a free to play game? I mean I guess it's not in open beta yet, but it's going to be free.  
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News Comments > BlizzCon 2014 Virtual Tickets
11. Re: BlizzCon 2014 Virtual Tickets Sep 5, 2014, 11:43 NKD
 
Lots of illiterate dumbfucks in this thread. Perhaps you didn't read the part where you get in-game vanity items, like every other year.

Given that those things go for $10-20 a pop in the Blizzard Store, and that these BlizzCon items generally don't reappear for sale, ever, $40 isn't really that big a price tag.

No one buys this shit for the stream access. It's for OCD vanity item collectors.
 
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News Comments > Sims 4 Pirate Copies Pixelated
2. Re: Sims 4 Pirate Copies Pixelated Sep 4, 2014, 10:48 NKD
 
Kajetan wrote on Sep 4, 2014, 10:41:
It would be more useful to actually TELL the user that he's probably playing a warez copy,

Yeah. I'm sure they were totally unaware that the copy they got off Pirate Bay wasn't legit. And don't even try pretending that any significant portion of those users were somehow duped into buying a pirated copy on day 1 of release.

A bunch of dumbfuck idiots pirating software and then wanting fucking support from the developers? They deserve to be tricked and used for a cheap laugh.

I know I sure got a laugh out of them.
 
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News Comments > Watch Dogs Bad Blood DLC This Month
26. Re: Watch Dogs Bad Blood DLC This Month Sep 4, 2014, 01:54 NKD
 
Jerykk wrote on Sep 3, 2014, 23:02:
I must be one of the few people who thought Watch_Dogs was a good game.

I thought it was good as well. I put quite a lot of hours into it, and would have put more had I not spent some time checking out Wildstar. I think I've got about 90% completion on the game including optional objectives.

The story wasn't the strongest, but combined with the gameplay it was enough to keep me glued to my computer for days.

I'm not really sure why people want to try so hard to believe that the game was some kind of epic failure. It was a solid title, especially for the first game of a new franchise. The only really bad thing about it was that it didn't live up to the absurd levels of hype behind it. But given how well it sold, it did well enough to ensure a second outing that will hopefully bring some solid improvement.
 
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News Comments > Watch Dogs Bad Blood DLC This Month
12. Re: Watch Dogs Bad Blood DLC This Month Sep 3, 2014, 15:21 NKD
 
I believe the record they are referring to is the fact that it was Ubisoft's best selling title, or best selling new IP or something along those lines.

Either way, Watch Doge sold like hotcakes and a sequel is a no-brainer. It'll be interesting to see if Watch Doge 2 is as big a leap as AC2 was from AC1.
 
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News Comments > Watch Dogs Bad Blood DLC This Month
2. Re: Watch Dogs Bad Blood DLC This Month Sep 3, 2014, 13:36 NKD
 
wtf_man wrote on Sep 3, 2014, 13:20:
Did they fix the mouse and keyboard driving yet?

I see this in every thread yet since I couldn't get my PS4 controller to work properly, I played the game with a mouse and keyboard. It worked just fine, after I got used to it a bit.
 
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News Comments > Morning Patches
5. Re: Morning Patches Sep 3, 2014, 11:40 NKD
 
Verno wrote on Sep 3, 2014, 10:33:
It's pretty easy to find a good set of modpacks though. You can't really balance a game like Minecraft anyway. It's just a shame that it screws so many launchers and packs over, they always lag behind official releases significantly. A proper API would help, speaking of which...

Did the official API ever materialize or is that still vaporware?

The official API is just a running joke at this point. I'd be surprised if it ever came out.

As far as balancing modpacks, some do a decent job on that front. TPPI for example has a custom mod they use to tweak recipes that are too easy or too hard and have put careful consideration into their config options. But it's not a game about balance anyway and there will always be some stuff that seems less worthwhile. But hey, it's not a competitive game, if you want to use something less than optimal because you like the style, you're not at any kind of disadvantage.
 
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News Comments > Evening Safety Dance
3. Re: Evening Safety Dance Sep 3, 2014, 11:36 NKD
 
BitWraith wrote on Sep 3, 2014, 08:49:
It's the celebrities fault that someone broke into their device and stole their private property? How does that compute exactly?

Insecure passwords/recovery questions, failure to opt in to two-factor, etc.

You're on a PC gaming site, surely you should know that your security is mostly in your own hands. No company can protect you from yourself.
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
47. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Sep 3, 2014, 01:06 NKD
 
Beamer wrote on Sep 3, 2014, 00:46:
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However, it's just weird to me that the conversation here, and really anywhere gamers venture, is "those idiots got what they deserved!" I mean, that's the very first place the discussion went and really the only place it stayed.

Where is the discussion supposed to go? I don't know what you're wanting people to say. The only solution to what occurred here is to be more careful. Either don't take photos you don't want public, or don't keep them stored anywhere network-accessible.

There is no such thing as 100% guaranteed security. It isn't possible. Pointing the finger at Apple, or some dastardly hackers doesn't accomplish anything. You can't erase hackers from the world, and you can't implement 100% security.

But it's impossible to steal photos that no longer exist.

I don't see what's so unconscionable in your mind about suggesting the one and only effective solution to the problem.
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
38. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Sep 2, 2014, 20:10 NKD
 
Beamer wrote on Sep 2, 2014, 19:30:
NKD wrote on Sep 2, 2014, 19:09:
Beamer wrote on Sep 2, 2014, 17:05:
What if someone did it to your daughter?

Sorry, but pet peeve trigger...

"Yeah, but I bet if you were emotionally compromised by being more personally affected, your thinking would be different!!!"

No shit, Sherlock. That's why we discuss things from the perspective of a reasonable human being and not from the perspective of some angry fuckwad looking for revenge.

I still don't think it's rational, though.
I mean, from this perspective, we should always just assume the worst. Do you own a car? Why, someone will probably just steal it or hit it while parked. Do you have a house? Why, someone will rob it or burn it down. Do you have a job? Why, you'll probably just get fired or the company will go out of business. Do you buy things online? For the love of god there are hackers, don't do that!

Owning a car, a house, or having a job are not really equivalent to storing nude photographs of yourself in terms of necessity or impact on your life if you were to omit them.

Opting not to delete your nude photos after sharing them with whoever they were intended for creates some risk without really posing much benefit to your life.

No one is suggesting people go out of their way to avoid all risk. But it seems reasonable for a high profile public figure like an A-List actress to take a few basic precautions.
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
36. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Sep 2, 2014, 19:09 NKD
 
Beamer wrote on Sep 2, 2014, 17:05:
What if someone did it to your daughter?

Sorry, but pet peeve trigger...

"Yeah, but I bet if you were emotionally compromised by being more personally affected, your thinking would be different!!!"

No shit, Sherlock. That's why we discuss things from the perspective of a reasonable human being and not from the perspective of some angry fuckwad looking for revenge.
 
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News Comments > Morning Patches
2. Re: Morning Patches Sep 2, 2014, 18:46 NKD
 
ItBurn wrote on Sep 2, 2014, 17:29:
There is absolutely no point in playing vanilla minecraft. The mods that are out now offer a million times more. I don't know why they bother... Maybe for consoles?

A lot of people don't like modded Minecraft for whatever reason. I don't personally understand why, but they are out there in pretty sizeable numbers.

The Minecraft 1.8 update has some pretty substantial under the hood changes that increase performance and would be great for modded MC. Unfortunately because it's only just now that enough mods are on 1.7.10 to put together a good variety of modpacks, it's going to be a long time before 1.8 gets support from Forge and a good selection of mods.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
23. Re: Op Ed Sep 1, 2014, 00:04 NKD
 
Beamer wrote on Aug 31, 2014, 23:52:

And, regardless, whenever Blue adds some color commentary to his reporting, people say "Keep it up, Blue, I like when you add your opinion!"

Really? I sure don't say that, and do you see Blue filling this site with his personal opinions? I don't. I've been posting on the site for a while, and reading even longer still, and I couldn't tell you anything about Blue's opinion on anything beyond some educated guesses.

There's a difference between having a personality, and giving clickbait opinion pieces top billing and cross-linking it across all your sites in your network (See: Gawker)

We're having this discussion on a site that is basically a news aggregator site, so obviously there is some value to that format or you wouldn't be here.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
21. Re: Op Ed Aug 31, 2014, 23:43 NKD
 
Beamer wrote on Aug 31, 2014, 20:32:

Out of curiosity, though you won't tell developers what content they should or shouldn't create, aren't you kind of telling game sites what content they should or shouldn't create?

Game developers are creative minds making whatever they feel like making. No one expects them to be impartial. On the contrary, an artist's only obligation is to their own idea and trying to make it come to fruition.

Journalists should be held to a higher standard, because they are a source of information. They shouldn't be trying to shape the discussion, or use their sites as a bully pulpit to fan the flames of outrage. Gaming journalism sites are starting to become the personal blogs of the staff writers.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
13. Re: Op Ed Aug 31, 2014, 19:58 NKD
 
Squirmer wrote on Aug 31, 2014, 19:21:
I get that you just want to talk about games, but unfortunately there are actual problems with game content and the games industry. If you don't want to hear about it, you should really be urging game companies to address those core problems, not asking everyone else to shut up about them.

That's assuming you agree that women treated as sex objects or passive targets of violence is a problem. If you don't agree that's a problem, then the problem is you.

I'm not really big on telling people what content they should or shouldn't create, myself. It would be nice if they'd avoid some of the more stereotypical misogynistic elements, but it's not really a big deal either way. I certainly wouldn't want to guilt someone into compromising their own idea of what their game should be, even if it personally offends me. In fact, it seems odd to me that the more games that come out that aren't ridden with those stereotypes, the more heated this supposed debate becomes.

Why is everyone so angry when the selection of non-misogynistic games is at an all-time high?

Because the gaming press is stirring everyone up because it's good for their business, and that's the problem. The press is poisoning the discussion by making the stakes seem so much higher than they actually are.

I've said this on this topic many times, that people attacking the content are wasting their breath. You can't attack content. People will cry censorship and you'll get nowhere, forever doomed to preach to the choir. See: Trying to get rid of rap music, or violent video games.

The fewer sexist developers you have in the gaming world, the fewer sexist games you'll see. The solution isn't to attack content or attack developers, it's to get women and men who do not hold those sexist views into the game development world.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
8. Re: Op Ed Aug 31, 2014, 18:33 NKD
 
I really dislike how gaming journalism has become infected by activism. It was one thing when it was just bought and paid for reviews you had to watch out for, now you have to hear everyone's opinion on every fucking social issue known to man.

Shut the fuck up. We don't come to gaming sites to hear about these issues or to have conversations about these issues with teenage gamers. We come to talk about games. For anything else, gaming media sites are a very poor platform and an even poorer audience to be discussing with.
 
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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:
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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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