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News Comments > Borderlands 2 Writer Leaves Gearbox
11. Re: Borderlands 2 Writer Leaves Gearbox Jan 30, 2015, 21:04 NKD
 
Anthony Burch is a nutjob. Anyone ever look into this guy?  
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News Comments > Ubisoft Deactivating Far Cry 4 Keys; Cites Fraud
42. Re: Ubisoft Deactivating Far Cry 4 Keys; Cites Fraud Jan 26, 2015, 19:17 NKD
 
Julio wrote on Jan 26, 2015, 18:29:
Clearly unfair pricing by having some regions pay less than others is the culprit. Equal pricing in all regions would make this a non-issue.

I'm sure all regions would love to have equal economic status to go along with that equal pricing. Or equal copyright protections and crackdown on competition from bootleg sellers.

Charge everyone $50 - No one in third world buys your shit and just gets the pirated copy. You lose money.

Charge everyone $10 - More third world purchases, but you lose 80% of your income from the western markets. You lose money.

Regional pricing - Some issues with gray market, but generally people in the west pay one price, and people in the third world countries pay a lower price. Best strategy.

The whole "equal is fair" attitude is some autistic mathematical bullshit disconnected from how the world really works. Sometimes equal isn't fair, because not everything else is equal. Even at rock bottom regional prices, people are paying a much larger percentage of their income to buy those games. A product that has no real fixed cost to produce copies beyond printing a DVD or the bandwidth of a download, and as such can be offered very cheaply while still generating profit.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
16. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 22, 2015, 17:03 NKD
 
killer_roach wrote on Jan 22, 2015, 16:37:
Exit question: Are baseball fans that much more accustomed to underhanded tactics, or are football fans that much thinner-skinned?

Good question. I'll let you know when I find a baseball fan. (zing)

I agree that some people are blowing this out of proportion, but to me it's less about this specific incident and more about the implications. Is there some level of cheating or misbehavior that would cause a meaningful response from the league? Or can you effectively just buy your way out of any trouble by paying fines?

Is cheating okay when it is minor or the team likely would have won anyway? In my experience cheaters rarely get caught 100% of the time. We can be pretty certain there have been other ways in which Belichick has cheated that we never found out about.

I feel like cheating is cheating, regardless of the degree of cheating, effectiveness of cheating, or the necessity of cheating. Giving the little indiscretions a free pass slowly chips away at the integrity of your sport. Instead, the NFL wants to focus on fining players who don't like answering the presses inane and pointless questions, or who commit some dress code violation.

I really don't know why anyone would be opposed to a harsh response to cheating, even if it's not a particularly egregious example.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
1. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 22, 2015, 09:20 NKD
 
The DeflateGate joke I'm fond of is the one that goes this is the first time we've had a sports controversy about deflated balls that didn't involve performance enhancing drugs.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
38. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 21, 2015, 19:38 NKD
 
Prez wrote on Jan 21, 2015, 19:30:
Why aren't we talking about #DeflateGate???

Probably because no one is surprised that Belicheat cheated once again. Of course the Patriot apologists will try and explain why it was just an honest mistake, or explain that they would have won anyway so it's not really cheating.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
21. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 21, 2015, 14:07 NKD
 
Creston wrote on Jan 21, 2015, 11:21:
- Unemployed
- Father of two
- Going to jail soon
- Still buys ticket for NFC title game (estimated cost of his ticket: $700-$1000)
- Still plans to go to Superbowl (Estimated cost of his ticket: probably more?)
- Refuses to sell $20K ball to help provide for his family

In short, congratulations, jackass, on being a giant fucking piece of shit.


Looking at this guys rap sheet, with gun possession and burglaries, I'm a bit surprised he's not a 49ers fan.
 
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News Comments > John Romero Plays DOOM; Spills Beans
2. Re: John Romero Plays DOOM; Spills Beans Jan 21, 2015, 13:37 NKD
 
I just got made into John Romero's bitch by watching this.  
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News Comments > The Elder Scrolls Online Dropping Subscriptions in March
10. Re: The Elder Scrolls Online Dropping Subscriptions in March Jan 21, 2015, 13:33 NKD
 
Odd choice going buy-to-play this long after launch. I was expecting a F2P model. The initial box sale rush is long gone, so buy-to-play keeps a barrier to entry that will limit their microtransaction sales without getting them much in return.  
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News Comments > etc., etc.
16. Re: etc., etc. Jan 20, 2015, 03:56 NKD
 
Oh no I was harassed by some anonymous 14 year old in Brazil! I better flee my home and make a big ol' scene on the Internet.

If you can't see that these are disturbed people trying to cash in on the recently popularized status of "victim", then you're just another sucker. Zoe Quinn and her type are all over the Internet these days. They are professional victims, known only for being victims, and who spend all their time trying to make sure everyone sees them as such. They make zero efforts to stop the harassment or move past it. They immerse themselves in it, and go out of their way to attract more of it. Why would anyone do that? Well, most people wouldn't because they are sane.

But these are mentally ill people who crave acceptance and popularity. They know by poking some anonymous mass of people with a stick over and over again, they will always be guaranteed some level of harassment or other inappropriate response. That harassment, in turn, leads to emotional and financial support that they cannot get on their own.

This is not new. We all knew this type of person in high school. Literally everything was the end of the world for them, and for a while, their gaggle of friends would provide support. Of course, most of us got tired of needy whackjobs, so it only lasted so long. On the Internet however, there's an endless stream of people seeking to make themselves feel better by sticking up for someone they perceive as a victim.

I'm sorry if I'm not losing some sleep over some rich white trust fund baby getting some mean words thrown at them online when real suffering is happening to real people out there.

Let's just call it what it is: A bunch of stuck-up white bitches crying over nothing because they lack perspective.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
17. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 19, 2015, 21:46 NKD
 
Cutter wrote on Jan 19, 2015, 20:40:
The Packers were the better team or it's very obvious you guys didn't watch ANY football this season. Your own personal biases aside everyone and their dog agrees it was the Pack's to lose. And yes, Seattle for all there bullshit trash talk eked out their wins this season. They looked nothing like last year - where I admitted, and even called them to win it early in the season. So yeah, I can actually be objective about this. Now I hope more than ever Seattle loses. The thought, of your bitter, delusional tears will put a big ol' smile on my face. Spare me your hipster douchebag Seattle hypocrisy and trash talk. You already have enough loudmouths on that team.

God I really wish you'd just go stand in front of a train already.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
11. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 19, 2015, 19:37 NKD
 
Both QBs were playing extraordinarily sloppy. I don't think the Packers got lazy in the end. They had been playing badly all game. The only reason they got ahead is because Seattle was playing an uncharacteristically bad game and far worse than the Packers were playing. It was Seattle's worst first half in the last two years, as far as I can remember. If the Seahawks had been playing a more typical Seattle game, particularly at CenturyLink, that Packers performance would not have been sufficient to even come CLOSE to winning.

Both teams were sloppy at execution, but Seattle had nothing to lose so they took a few risks and it paid off. Green Bay played consistently throughout the night, even as Seattle started to get actual first downs. They didn't let up the pressure, I don't think, but they certainly didn't pour it on either.

Either way, I don't think less of either team because of this game. It wasn't representative of either teams skills, particularly Wilson and Rogers who are excellent QBs who played like third stringers.
 
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News Comments > H1Z1 Airdrop Explanation/Apology
36. Re: H1Z1 Airdrop Explanation/Apology Jan 18, 2015, 01:36 NKD
 
jdreyer wrote on Jan 18, 2015, 01:21:
As opposed to Captain Harlock here who invents new forms of entertainment from whole cloth, because he is just that awesome.

Truly a god amongst hipsters.
 
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News Comments > H1Z1 Airdrop Explanation/Apology
24. Re: H1Z1 Airdrop Explanation/Apology Jan 17, 2015, 19:27 NKD
 
HorrorScope wrote on Jan 17, 2015, 19:21:
NKD wrote on Jan 17, 2015, 17:50:
That said, stop buying early access you fuckwits. And if you do buy early access, stop fucking freaking out when an incomplete early access game on its launch day isn't exactly what you want.

Not sure who you are speaking to, I take it most in this post haven't purchased it and just responding to the news.

I also get the point a couple back, if someone wants to buy an air drop in which they don't have a much better chance than the next guy in getting, it is their money to waste, who cares? They are playing sugar daddy for the rest of us.


Not speaking to anyone in particular here. Just in general. But yeah, if they want to gamble. Who really cares?
 
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News Comments > H1Z1 Airdrop Explanation/Apology
21. Re: H1Z1 Airdrop Explanation/Apology Jan 17, 2015, 17:50 NKD
 
Honestly the concept of the airdrops is not really offensive to me. The idea of some idiot trying to pay to win and getting his shit stomped in and his new toys taken away is very appealing to me. If they can tune it so that's how it works, then go for it. If it DOES end up just being pay-to-win for the guy buying the air drop, then cut the feature. It's early access.

That said, stop buying early access you fuckwits. And if you do buy early access, stop fucking freaking out when an incomplete early access game on its launch day isn't exactly what you want.

You're stupid for buying early access to this. You're doubly stupid if you buy early access and then demand a refund because of some game mechanic that can and probably will change over the course of development.
 
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News Comments > Grand Theft Auto V PC Preorders
30. Re: Grand Theft Auto V PC Preorders Jan 17, 2015, 03:58 NKD
 
jdreyer wrote on Jan 17, 2015, 02:21:
You're crazy. This title is one of the highest rated titles in gaming history, but you're expecting people to be PC snobs because the game isn't "pure?" And, like Skyrim, this game is going to give you literally 100s of hours of play. It's your perogative to wait for a Steam sale, but there aren't many other games out there that offer this bang for the buck.

Okay, I'll bite. It's possible there could be some amazing title that is worth $60 even a year and a half or more after release. But is GTA 5 REALLY one of them dude?

Why is GTA 5 going to give me hundreds of hours of play? The PS3 version gave me about 30 hours or so. Enough time to go through all the missions and goof around a bit with the miscellaneous activities. It was reasonable value for money, especially at used price. But there is no meaningful or interesting exploration on par with Skyrim, which I have about 500 hours in. I guess I could go play the tennis minigame for a hundred hours, but who is actually going to do that?

What do you envision me doing for hundreds of hours in GTA 5? Certainly not trying different character builds, or exploring the world looking for hidden dungeon and lore items.

Why is this game exceptional? I put more hours into Saints Row 4 than I did GTA 5 owing to its co-op campaign alone.
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
36. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Jan 17, 2015, 02:00 NKD
 
Don't bother debating the police issue in this country with cops. Those guys are a tight knit bunch who tolerate no dissent or disagreement with what they do. Literally everything they do that comes under scrutiny their little union has some kind of flimsy excuse for, up to and including murder of unarmed suspects and highway robbery, oh, sorry, "civil asset forfeiture."  
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News Comments > Saints Row IV Gat out of Hell Trailer
6. Re: Into the Black Jan 17, 2015, 01:29 NKD
 
NegaDeath wrote on Jan 17, 2015, 00:28:
The used the same city again? That isn't a trick you can pull off three times. Pass.

You can get this for $5. Even at full price it's $20. How big of a game are you expecting?
 
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News Comments > Grand Theft Auto V PC Preorders
25. Re: Grand Theft Auto V PC Preorders Jan 17, 2015, 01:01 NKD
 
jimnms wrote on Jan 17, 2015, 00:09:
NamecaF wrote on Jan 16, 2015, 23:51:
Definitely going to wait and see on this one. And even if the port is good, I wont be rewarding them with money for it. I'll torrent it. Fuck Rockstar.

I'm confused. Headscratch First we're begging R* to give us GTA V on PC, and now that they've "remastered" it for PC and "next gen" consoles, given it a first person view and other enhancements, people are now bitching and saying they're going to pirate it because it took them too long. I'm sure that will teach them to bring us games we want to our platform of choice. Fucking looser. Middlefinger

Many people have a problem with Rockstar's triple dip monetization strategy. They release it for last-gen consoles right at the end of the console cycle. Then they re-release it a year later for current-gen consoles (still at full price with no discount for people who bought the game previously), and then several months later release another version for the PC, again, effectively at full price minus the usual PC discount schemes if you pre-order sight unseen. Keep in mind that throughout this process there is no early confirmation that next-gen or PC versions are even being made, because they want everyone to buy the last-gen version rather than wait for their preferred version. We have people on this very site who have already purchased the game twice and will be purchasing it a 3rd time, all at essentially full price. So even here, their scam is working.

I have a Windows PC so that I can play the latest games with the best experience possible. I do not have a Windows PC so that I can buy 2 year old games at full price with an HD texture pack, and most likely, shitty performance. If I wanted that, I'd be using a fucking Mac or Linux. If a company is not making PC a priority, it's not a company I want to support, period. Other companies have managed to release quality titles for PC at the same time as their console counterparts, why can't Rockstar? I purchased a used copy of GTA V for PS3, and I don't intend to get the PC version until it's on some bargain bin Steam sale.

I'm starting to wonder when exactly it was the people here stopped caring about the PC as a platform. Any remotely hype title comes along and all sins are forgiven and the $60 transactions start to flow. If you're purchasing a sloppy port and an HD texture pack for $60, you really lose a lot of that moral high ground when it comes to bitching about other titles being ripoffs.
 
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News Comments > Hatred Earns AO Rating
12. Re: Hatred Earns AO Rating Jan 17, 2015, 00:44 NKD
 
You all need to go back to sucking Jack Thompson's dick and stop pretending you haven't murdered zillions of pixel people over the years with very thin pretenses of justification. Including innocent pixel people and cop pixel people.

Suddenly some people make a game that doesn't attempt to justify or make excuses for it's "protagonist" and everyone is offended. Check your hypocrisy.
 
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News Comments > Grand Theft Auto V PC Preorders
9. Re: Grand Theft Auto V PC Preorders Jan 16, 2015, 19:29 NKD
 
Do NOT preorder this, even if you previously purchased and enjoyed a console version. For the love of god, wait until the quality of the port is assessed and stop fucking pre-ordering shit until you know if they've given our platform the respect it deserves.  
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