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News Comments > New EA CEO
17. Re: New EA CEO Sep 18, 2013, 02:27 NKD
 
Creston wrote on Sep 18, 2013, 01:20:
In other words, just another suit who has no clue about games and got a business degree from the El Segundo School of Finance or something.

I dunno, he's been at EA for 13 years, and was executive producer on FIFA for a while. Maybe he's gained some knowledge of whats going on. Better than hiring some guy from Coca Cola or something.
 
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News Comments > Valve Remains Bullish on Linux
19. Re: Valve Remains Bullish on Linux Sep 17, 2013, 00:00 NKD
 
Yeah. Not holding my breath for the Linux adoption Catch 22 to be resolved any time soon.  
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News Comments > Gatherings & Competitions
3. Re: Gatherings & Competitions Sep 12, 2013, 18:03 NKD
 
Ragers are usually blaming their losses/shortcomings on other people, and as such aren't as likely to improve as someone goes "Welp, I fucked that up, I'll do something different next time."  
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News Comments > Steam Family Sharing Announced; Will Allow Game Lending
61. Re: Steam Family Sharing Announced; Will Allow Game Lending Sep 12, 2013, 04:19 NKD
 
Iurand wrote on Sep 12, 2013, 04:05:

It could be very useful for people with one account per game.

People do this? I have hundreds of games on Steam...
 
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News Comments > Steam Family Sharing Announced; Will Allow Game Lending
12. Re: Steam Family Sharing Announced; Will Allow Game Lending Sep 11, 2013, 14:40 NKD
 
Ah, here we go, not QUITE as useless as initially feared. From their FAQ:

Yes. A Steam account may authorize Family Sharing on up to 10 devices at a given time.
 
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News Comments > Steam Family Sharing Announced; Will Allow Game Lending
9. Re: Steam Family Sharing Announced; Will Allow Game Lending Sep 11, 2013, 14:30 NKD
 
Silicon Avatar wrote on Sep 11, 2013, 14:29:
From what I understand of it this is exactly what I want. I can "lend" games to my wife on her PC's Steam account (or whatever) while I play something else on my Steam account.

She can play Skyrim on her PC, I can play Fallout on mine. We buy one copy instead of two (because why would I buy two copies for one household - that always bugged me).


Gotta use a shared PC bro.
 
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News Comments > Steam Family Sharing Announced; Will Allow Game Lending
6. Re: Steam Family Sharing Announced; Will Allow Game Lending Sep 11, 2013, 14:26 NKD
 
ldonyo wrote on Sep 11, 2013, 14:20:
More than kind of useless. You may as well share your actual account, since only one account can use any one of the shared games at any time.

Yeah it's basically only useful for people who are already sharing one PC but just want an extra name to keep their friends lists separate.
 
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News Comments > Steam Family Sharing Announced; Will Allow Game Lending
2. Re: Steam Family Sharing Announced; Will Allow Game Lending Sep 11, 2013, 14:13 NKD
 
Kinda useless since you have to use the same PC to do it.  
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News Comments > SEC Investigating 38 Studios Loan
2. Re: SEC Investigating 38 Studios Loan Sep 11, 2013, 13:11 NKD
 
So what they are saying is "It's a big conspiracy!"

This is a monumental waste of time. Taxpayers already got bilked out of a bunch of money, and now they want to waste more taxpayer money on investigations that won't turn up shit. Rhode Island needs to know when to quit.

Shit, by now even if there was a conspiracy, the evidence has been shredded and deleted.
 
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News Comments > Ships Ahoy - Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs
1. Re: Ships Ahoy - Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs Sep 10, 2013, 21:27 NKD
 
Not nearly as scary as the first one, or Outlast. But I still enjoyed it. It'll take you about 3-4 hours to beat depending on how many times you get lost.  
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News Comments > New BioWare Boss Named
10. Re: New BioWare Boss Named Sep 10, 2013, 17:37 NKD
 
Creston wrote on Sep 10, 2013, 12:02:
Both former doctors apparently wanted him to succeed them, but I do believe he was in charge over the... shall we say rather lacklustre TOR.


He was the guy brought in around the time they transitioned it over to F2P. He's only been with the company since last year.
 
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News Comments > Derek Paxton Overseeing All Stardock Development
2. Re: Derek Paxton Overseeing All Stardock Development Sep 9, 2013, 22:26 NKD
 
Just glad that headline says Paxton and not Smart.  
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News Comments > HARDWARE: Shipbreakers was F2P; Homeworld: Shipbreakers Isn't
27. Re: HARDWARE: Shipbreakers was F2P; Homeworld: Shipbreakers Isn't Sep 9, 2013, 14:07 NKD
 
RollinThundr wrote on Sep 9, 2013, 12:50:
Oh nos Blue used a twitter embed QQQQQQQQ. Jesus really people?

Quite frankly the only reason it sticks out like a sore thumb is because the layout here is absolutely archaic. And I don't say this as a trendwhore. I generally hate web redesigns. But at this stage of the game, it might be warranted. I'd even pitch in some cash to help get it done.
 
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News Comments > HARDWARE: Shipbreakers was F2P; Homeworld: Shipbreakers Isn't
13. Re: HARDWARE: Shipbreakers was F2P; Homeworld: Shipbreakers Isn't Sep 9, 2013, 11:10 NKD
 
Tweet embed? A modern feature? On MY BluesNews?!

Not bad Blue
 
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News Comments > etc.
3. Re: etc. Sep 9, 2013, 11:10 NKD
 
$65 for development, $200 for marketing, $0 for PC port?

That said, I'm probably going to get it for PS3 :/ But I'm not giving Rockstar more of my money if they ever release a PC version. I will just deal with the PS3 version until such time as the PC version is $10 on Steam sale.

I hate giving Rockstar any of my money with how they treat PC, but they seem to be making gameplay changes in the right direction compared to GTA4, so...
 
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News Comments > BattleForge Closing After Next Month
14. Re: BattleForge Closing After Next Month Sep 8, 2013, 01:14 NKD
 
frag.machine wrote on Sep 7, 2013, 22:57:
It would be nice if EA (and other companies) released some sort of server executables of these decomissioned games so people willing to host it for free could keep the ball rolling. But I reckon I'm expecting too much from the suits...

I can understand why they don't do that: It's not entirely up to EA or whoever is running the servers most of the time. They probably license a lot of code or whatever from third parties who wouldn't look kindly on the company in question just handing out that shit for free.
 
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News Comments > Wangtastic Shadow Warrior Trailer
13. Re: Wangtastic Shadow Warrior Trailer Sep 7, 2013, 19:27 NKD
 
Jerykk wrote on Sep 7, 2013, 17:00:
This Lo Wang is significantly younger than the one from the first game, so using the same voice actor would make less sense. Also, this one is much less stereotypical. I believe the voice actor in the first game was actually a white dude.

Plus that voice actor is in his 70s now.
 
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News Comments > BattleForge Closing After Next Month
3. Re: BattleForge Closing After Next Month Sep 7, 2013, 11:55 NKD
 
Eirikrautha wrote on Sep 7, 2013, 10:24:
Never played it. But I'm sure some people still do.

The question is, what if those people still want to play it? I can grab a copy of Starcraft I or Freespace 2 or any of the old games I might like to play again, install, and actually play. This game... not so much.

This is the real consequence of "Free-To-Play" and "Always-Online" games. The death of choice. Many of the games made today will be lost, because they are dependent on a developer and their servers to play. It's killing this industry and its consumers.

The only thing its killing are free to play and always online games that are no longer popular, which none of you should be buying and supporting anyway if you don't like those business models.

How many truly fantastic games are forever gone because they required an online infrastructure which was shut down? I can't think of even one off the top of my head. Maybe with more thought...
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
47. Re: Op Ed Sep 6, 2013, 16:43 NKD
 
mag wrote on Sep 6, 2013, 16:03:
Creston wrote on Sep 6, 2013, 14:44:
Beamer wrote on Sep 6, 2013, 14:23:
Yeah, it's the theme of the site, and it's what people are objecting to - how over the top it is.

It's funny how those people never complain when Gabe murders Tycho in a brutal fashion, or someone is fed into a wood chipper, or radioactive scorpions bite one of them in the dick, or dogs tear them to pieces or... etc

But a fictional character mentions fictional rape by a fictional dickwolf and "OMG YOU GUYS CONDONE RAPE."

/sigh.

Caveat: As I said before, I don't think this comic was offensive, I did not see a problem with it, etc. etc. I am not in favor of censoring tasteless humor, and I think there are some good arguments that can be made in this vein.

But. I think the rape/murder argument is weak. The main problem with the analogy is that rape happens way more often than murder, disproportionately affects a marginalized group, is frequently not punished, and involves a lot of victim-blaming. If 1 in 5 men were murdered by their best bros who then got away with it (and with large numbers of people defending the bro-murders), then the non-fuss over Gabe/Tycho murders might make more sense.

Rape is certainly more common. However the rest of your points I disagree with. In the US, murders happen disproportionately to minorities (esp. blacks), who are way more marginalized than women. And their murders often go unsolved or unpunished because evidently no one cares if some poor black guy from the hood gets killed, because they were "probably drug dealers or gangsters" (theres the victim blaming).

Yet you don't really see the victims family and friends on the Internet yelling for people to stop making jokes about murder, or to stop making games about murder.

There is definitely a disconnect there that warrants some discussion. But it's not politically correct. For if you disagree with shunning anyone who mentions the word 'rape' you are a rape-supporter.
 
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News Comments > Humble Origin Bundle Raises Over $10M
29. Re: Humble Origin Bundle Raises Over $10M Sep 4, 2013, 20:00 NKD
 
jdreyer wrote on Sep 4, 2013, 16:10:
theyarecomingforyou wrote on Sep 4, 2013, 15:37:
I'm all for money going to charity but I'm not going to support a business as unethical as EA. I mean, I wouldn't support Halliburton or Monsanto even if all the money was going to charity. At the end of the day this is money that EA can write-off against tax, that it can use to inflate its stats and extra users for its Origin service, all of which provide a tangible benefit to the company. No thanks.

Certainly we can agree that EA is not at the same level as Halliburton or Monsanto. EA doesn't design seeds that don't germinate or fleece the gov't for billions and billions of dollars. EA does a lot of things that piss gamers off, but what have they done specifically that was unethical?

You're on the wrong site for finding people who don't think EA is a mass murdering dictatorship.
 
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