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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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News Comments > HARDWARE: Shipbreakers Becomes Homeworld: Shipbreakers
5. Re: HARDWARE: Shipbreakers Becomes Homeworld: Shipbreakers Sep 2, 2013, 17:04 NKD
 
Cutter wrote on Sep 2, 2013, 16:36:
Really? It was going to take many millions more? So you're saying they knowingly engaged in fraud, Randy? And transmitting that over state lines makes it a federal offense. I would hope someone calls the FBI in that case before its too late.

Give the FBI a call. Let us know how it goes.
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen Hangar Module Released
5. Re: Star Citizen Hangar Module Released Aug 30, 2013, 11:44 NKD
 
Servers kinda hosed at the moment it seems.  
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News Comments > Grand Theft Auto V Trailer
21. Re: Grand Theft Auto V Trailer Aug 29, 2013, 23:14 NKD
 
Taskeen wrote on Aug 29, 2013, 18:11:
No PC version, no money from me. Sorry rockstar.

Yeah I'd love to play this but I'm not falling for the trick of buying it for console only to have to buy it again for PC later if I want the best experience.
 
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News Comments > etc.
4. Re: etc. Aug 29, 2013, 10:33 NKD
 
I can confirm that Cutter, Hellbinder, and RollinThundr all backed this movie at high funding levels.  
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News Comments > FF14 Sales Suspended Due to Positive Response
56. Re: SE is a joke... Aug 28, 2013, 23:29 NKD
 
JohnBirshire wrote on Aug 28, 2013, 23:17:

Skip this game, wait for Elder Scrolls.

Probably best to skip that too.
 
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News Comments > Sony Online Entertainment Layoffs
10. Re: Sony Online Entertainment Layoffs Aug 28, 2013, 22:21 NKD
 
Smellfinger wrote on Aug 28, 2013, 22:09:
NKD wrote on Aug 28, 2013, 21:42:
EQN is more of a sandbox thing. "EQ + SWG + Minecraft" would be the most succinct way to describe it at the moment from what little info we have. More in common with things like UO, SWG, EVE, than the WoW model. In fact the main whines are from people who think it's going too far from the WoW model. Which is ironic considering the pile of dead WoW-clone corpses rotting in the corner.
Right now, EQN is nothing but hot air and a few minutes of pre-alpha footage. They're making the game sound like an amalgamation of Minecraft and Guild Wars, which is not exactly what people were expecting from a new EverQuest game.

I don't really have a dog in this fight, though. I played vanilla EverQuest off and on for about a year before abandoning the genre completely. The subscription model made the manipulative behavioral hooks too transparent and the creepiness eventually overwhelmed me.

The sad part is how many people will actually FIGHT for that perpetual monthly fee carrot model. I've seen people over in the EQNext subreddit talking about how they hate the fact that SOE is basically saying EQN won't have a traditional endgame because in their minds, unless they are being caught on a hook and reeled in, they aren't having fun.

I mean what the actual fuck?
 
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News Comments > Sony Online Entertainment Layoffs
8. Re: Sony Online Entertainment Layoffs Aug 28, 2013, 21:42 NKD
 
Acleacius wrote on Aug 28, 2013, 21:22:
Unless EQN is more like a bug free Vanguard, don't see how soe will recover. Hell, WoW is barely hanging on being WoW, no need to copy them, unless your going F2P.

EQN is more of a sandbox thing. "EQ + SWG + Minecraft" would be the most succinct way to describe it at the moment from what little info we have. More in common with things like UO, SWG, EVE, than the WoW model. In fact the main whines are from people who think it's going too far from the WoW model. Which is ironic considering the pile of dead WoW-clone corpses rotting in the corner.

Fion wrote on Aug 28, 2013, 21:40:
Need I remind anyone of the dreaded Starwars NGE?

It's been 8 years, with no further repeats of the NGE fiasco. Safe to say they learned a lesson. They've said as much. Time to let it go buddy.
 
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News Comments > Sony Online Entertainment Layoffs
5. Re: Sony Online Entertainment Layoffs Aug 28, 2013, 21:05 NKD
 
Panickd wrote on Aug 28, 2013, 20:57:
"This strategic alignment of resources better positions SOE to remain a global leader in online games, as well as to align development resources towards our current portfolio of MMOs and the highly-anticipated future installments of the EverQuest franchise, EverQuest Next Landmark and EverQuest Next."

I'm going to go ahead and call bullshit on this because besides Planetside 2 and EQ Next what the fuck, exactly, has Sony Online Entertainment been focusing on? Global leader? Please. You're a "used to be" at best.

This just in, PR fluff speak turns out to not be accurate! Every press release by every company ever claims they are the best thing since sliced bread. Nothing new there.
 
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News Comments > Sony Online Entertainment Layoffs
1. Re: Sony Online Entertainment Layoffs Aug 28, 2013, 20:49 NKD
 
Hope everyone gets a new job quickly. Shitty industry to be in if you're working for someone else.  
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News Comments > FF14 Sales Suspended Due to Positive Response
36. Re: FF14 Sales Suspended Due to Positive Response Aug 28, 2013, 13:48 NKD
 
Cram wrote on Aug 28, 2013, 13:37:
Can you play solo in this game if you want?

You can level up solo. But other than that I'm not sure there's really much for you to do.
 
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News Comments > FF14 Sales Suspended Due to Positive Response
23. Re: FF14 Sales Suspended Due to Positive Response Aug 28, 2013, 11:11 NKD
 
That's one way to spin it.

Anyway, FF14 is okay, but it doesn't really innovate or do anything new and cool, so I don't see it being too successful in the long haul. Not with a sub cost anyway.

It's just a pretty standard theme park grind, though a fairly polished one.
 
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News Comments > Ships Ahoy - Lost Planet 3
10. Re: Ships Ahoy - Lost Planet 3 Aug 28, 2013, 01:56 NKD
 
Guess I'm waiting for the Steam sale.  
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News Comments > Grand Theft Auto V Trailer Thursday
5. Re: Grand Theft Auto V Trailer Thursday Aug 27, 2013, 22:12 NKD
 
walrus1 wrote on Aug 27, 2013, 22:01:
NKD wrote on Aug 27, 2013, 21:53:
Wake me up when the PC version is out.

If we're all asleep waiting for it who will wake us up?

That's a good question...
 
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News Comments > Grand Theft Auto V Trailer Thursday
2. Re: Grand Theft Auto V Trailer Thursday Aug 27, 2013, 21:53 NKD
 
Wake me up when the PC version is out.  
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News Comments > Watch_Dogs PC Features Planned
18. Re: Watch_Dogs PC Features Planned Aug 27, 2013, 21:28 NKD
 
entr0py wrote on Aug 27, 2013, 21:15:
That can only mean they're going to include PhysX exclusive features rather than just doing a version that will work on any video card. At least when AMD sponsors a game and gets their logo splashed on the screen, it doesn't carry any proprietary bullshit.

If AMD had a proprietary tech they thought they could muscle people into adopting, they'd do the same shit. Let's not pretend it's some kind of moral stance.

And if the recent AMD Evolved stuff is any indication, their exclusive feature is "We've disallowed the developer from working with Nvidia to get driver fixes ready for release day."
 
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News Comments > Watch_Dogs PC Features Planned
5. Re: Watch_Dogs PC Features Planned Aug 27, 2013, 12:41 NKD
 
Ubi has already been doing very good PC ports for some time. Nothing new here.  
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