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News Comments > Into the Black
3. Re: Into the Black Mar 4, 2015, 02:25 NKD
 
If it wasn't for anti-vaxxers putting other people at risk, I'd say let natural selection sort them out.  
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News Comments > Mad Max in September
8. removed Mar 3, 2015, 21:13 NKD
 
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News Comments > Source Engine 2 Announced
5. Re: Source Engine 2 Announced Mar 3, 2015, 20:01 NKD
 
Of course they released another "2" because they can't count to 3.  
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News Comments > Evening Legal Briefs
5. Re: Evening Legal Briefs Mar 3, 2015, 19:32 NKD
 
Julio wrote on Mar 3, 2015, 05:53:
Clearly nothing could be abused or wrong from everyone's DNA being available. I'm seeing a "clone, indoctrinate and replace" program on it's way...

What's the point when it's just as easy to indoctrinate the original?
 
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News Comments > Alien: Isolation The Trigger Released
9. Re: Alien: Isolation The Trigger Released Mar 3, 2015, 18:27 NKD
 
Stop you're triggering me.  
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News Comments > Pay for WoW Game Time with Game Gold
30. Re: Pay for WoW Game Time with Game Gold Mar 3, 2015, 08:26 NKD
 
Jonjonz wrote on Mar 3, 2015, 08:06:
MMO's love gold sellers, they inflate the economy, which leads to average joe players with a choice, grind more, or pay up, if they want to keep up with the Whales and no-lifers.

This anti-goldseller thing is just a front.

This is just a cash grab plain and simple.

F2P gets closer and closer.

Yeah I'm sure WoW is hurting for money dude. This genius plan to sell people time tokens even though each one means a lost monthly fee is fucking diabolical. I don't know how Blizzard's staff can sleep at night with that level of greed.

Also how many years have you been predicting that F2P is right around the corner?
 
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News Comments > etc.
19. Re: etc. Mar 3, 2015, 04:35 NKD
 
Slick wrote on Mar 3, 2015, 03:29:

And NKD, i understand the larger point about gamergate, but seriously, Mark Kern is a well-known fuckwit. his involvement just makes any real point that GG is trying to make fall on it's sword.

All I'm saying is that I don't really think Mark Kern makes a damn bit of difference at this point. Gamergate has been demonized everywhere from Twitter to primetime television as a bunch of misogynists, rapists and kidnappers. I don't think Kern, even for people who buy into the 'He's a jerk' narrative, is going to change anyones mind either direction.

The concept of ethics in gaming journalism has been permanently poisoned. You can no longer talk about it, it's a forbidden topic literally anywhere that matters. Even if Mark Kern is a jerkwad, it's a good example of what will happen to ANY game developer who says anything about ethics.
 
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News Comments > etc.
17. Re: etc. Mar 3, 2015, 00:57 NKD
 
jdreyer wrote on Mar 3, 2015, 00:45:
NKD wrote on Mar 2, 2015, 20:49:
jdreyer wrote on Mar 2, 2015, 20:21:
This is one of the people you want to be the public face of Gamergate?

So he's not a very solid businessman. Last I checked Gamergate isn't about wise spending of game budget.

It's not just budget issues. He also throws tantrums, throws objects, and summarily fires people. Regardless if GG is "leaderless" he's a high profile dev, and his name will be associated with the movement, for better or worse. Based on recent history, the latter seems more likely.

Says who? Bitter ex-employees?

What does it really matter anyway? Gamergate is already literally portrayed by its opposition as a terrorist organization trying to do Sarin gas attacks on PAX. (Actual quote from Anita Sarkeesian's friend Brianna Wu) A dev who allegedly acts like a bit of an ass is going to tarnish Gamergates good name?

EDIT: At this point it's the other way around. Anyone who tries to talk about gaming journalism ethics is basically shut down immediately and painted with the Gamergate brush. You even mention ethics and you're a fucking terrorist and go on like five Twitter block-lists. If you're high profile at all, you'll also trigger hit pieces from places like Polygon and VG247. You don't have to say or do anything even remotely controversial. Just call for ethics in journalism and you're fucking finished in terms of the mainstream games media.

I really wish I was exaggerating.

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News Comments > etc.
14. Re: etc. Mar 2, 2015, 20:49 NKD
 
jdreyer wrote on Mar 2, 2015, 20:21:
This is one of the people you want to be the public face of Gamergate?

So he's not a very solid businessman. Last I checked Gamergate isn't about wise spending of game budget.
 
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News Comments > Into the Black
1. Re: Into the Black Mar 2, 2015, 19:54 NKD
 
Bring back Paul Reiser, that's truly what we all want, right?  
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News Comments > Pay for WoW Game Time with Game Gold
12. Re: Pay for WoW Game Time with Game Gold Mar 2, 2015, 17:40 NKD
 
Some people haven't read the details so let me put a clarification:

Unlike the approach used in other games, Blizzard sets the price for these things according to their FAQ. There will be no free market with regards to how much gold you can get for one of these.

Q: How much gold will I receive when I sell a WoW Token?
A: The gold value of a Token will be determined dynamically based on supply and demand. When you put a Token up for sale, you’ll be quoted the amount of gold you’ll receive upon a successful sale. If you then decide to place the Token up for sale, that amount is locked in, and the gold will be sent to your mailbox after another player purchases your Token.

Q: Why can’t players set their own prices for the WoW Token?
A: The WoW Token feature is designed to facilitate the exchange of gold and game time between players in as secure, convenient, and fair a way as possible, and without making players feel like they’re playing a game with their hard-earned money. Having a set current market price and a straightforward exchange system is the best way to achieve that—you don’t need to worry about whether your Token will sell or not due to being undercut or the market shifting, and everyone receives exactly the amount of gold they were quoted.

Q: What happens if the price quoted to me is different from what the Token actually sells for?
A: You will always receive the gold amount quoted to you at the time you place a Token up for sale, regardless of what the current price is when the item actually sells.

So, interestingly, it's not even synchronous. You could pay more gold than the other person receives, or the other way round.
 
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News Comments > Battlefield Hardline Premium Announced
7. Re: Battlefield Hardline Premium Announced Mar 2, 2015, 10:42 NKD
 
So hyped for this. After I had my protein shake and savagely beat my girlfriend this morning I saw this news and was psyched as hell so I had another protein shake and beat the GF again. #justbrothings #gethype  
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News Comments > HTC's SteamVR Headset Revealed
53. Re: HTC's SteamVR Headset Revealed Mar 2, 2015, 05:18 NKD
 
Slick wrote on Mar 2, 2015, 05:13:
last thing:

all this VR/AR shit is great, but it really needs developers to make things happen. I own a DK2 and there isn't much to do with it IMO, demos sure, but nothing that's just sucked me in, like i know it's capable of doing.

and that when it comes down to the install base. you want devs hungry to develop for a platform? give them numbers.

developers for the DK2 have an install base of 100,000. over several years. on the other hand the new iPhone sold 110,000,000 units in it's first few months. Mobile is the future. if anything will bring development to VR/AR, it's mobile. sad but true.

<--- that guy

Eh I dunno. Mobile and VR are pretty opposite ends of the spectrum. You're pretty immobile for VR, by necessity. You're supposed to be immersed in a virtual world, not the real one. I see AR and VR diverging greatly in that way. What you want from the technology for each application is very different. AR is very much about pattern recognition and unobtrusiveness, where VR is obviously about complete immersion. Something you're not going to find a lot of call for in the multitasking heavy mobile user base.
 
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News Comments > HTC's SteamVR Headset Revealed
51. Re: HTC's SteamVR Headset Revealed Mar 2, 2015, 05:13 NKD
 
Slick wrote on Mar 2, 2015, 05:00:

I think your post just gave me cancer, is what i'm trying to say.



I thought I was a crotchety fuck lately, then I saw that guys posts.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
115. Re: Op Ed Mar 2, 2015, 04:37 NKD
 
beremot wrote on Mar 2, 2015, 03:47:

But please provide a link where Sarkeesian calls for any and all "politically incorrect" material to be removed from gaming. She certainly doesn't do it in the article linked to here. Do you have another link where she does? I mean an actual quote from her along those lines?

Anita points out stuff she says is a problem, and wants less of it. By your own claims, this is all she does. Now, I think she uses a lot of cherry picking and deceptive examples and makes unsubstantiated claims about the impact of this content on society, but one thing we can agree on is that all she is doing is listing things she thinks are examples of the problem.

So I ask you, if someone points out a problem to you, isn't it safe to assume they'd like that problem solved? I doubt Anita Sarkeesian is complaining about all the things she complains about because she just wants SOME of it dealt with. She points out even small or borderline examples in otherwise very woman-friendly games. So if even those games are not good enough... well... it's pretty clear on where her goal line is. And no, she doesn't call for everything "politically incorrect", just sexism against women. That's Anita's focus because thats her brand, but you personally have no brand. You're free to criticize anything and everything. Anita understandably has to focus on sexism.

But what about you? Why is it that's all you seem capable of talking about on this site? Why do you seemingly have no issue with violence in games, or stereotypical depictions of male characters? Aren't little boys just as discouraged by unattainable stereotypes as girls?

I understand why Anita has to choose a horse and stick with it. But what about you?

I guess what I'm getting at here is that I don't think you can be in favor of removing content that depicts one group of people in a way offensive to them without being in favor of doing the same for other groups, at least not if you're being consistent, and honest with yourself.

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News Comments > HTC's SteamVR Headset Revealed
47. Re: HTC's SteamVR Headset Revealed Mar 2, 2015, 03:58 NKD
 
FYI HTC is a very litigious company, if patents and lawsuits are your worry. In fact most mobile companies are very litigious because of the nature of their industry.  
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News Comments > Sunday Safety Dance
7. Re: Sunday Safety Dance Mar 2, 2015, 01:58 NKD
 
jdreyer wrote on Mar 2, 2015, 00:36:

Didn't realize Cutter was posting from prison these days.

Would that really be a big change from the padded room he posted from before?
 
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News Comments > HTC's SteamVR Headset Revealed
41. Re: HTC's SteamVR Headset Revealed Mar 2, 2015, 01:54 NKD
 
Wraith wrote on Mar 2, 2015, 00:48:
NKD wrote on Mar 2, 2015, 00:10:
Uh, what did Palmer Luckey ever do? He has literally no track record. All he's ever done is keep a relatively low profile and work on Oculus Rift as far as I can recall.

Took Kickstarter money and made 2 billion dollars out of it, then drove off into the sunset in a Ferrari yelling "Thanks for the free money, suckers!"

It's shit like this which is why nobody should EVER back Kickstarter hardware. Those original Kickstarters should have been investment partners. And frankly, I've come to think the entire Kickstarter model is exploitative. I hope it dies in a ditch real soon now.

Basically Luckey completely betrayed his backers by selling out to Facebook. If he'd confessed he was intending to do this, he would've gotten zip.

Uh, he didn't drive off into the sunset. He's still at Oculus Rift working on the product. And he never promised that he'd never ever sell the company. All backer rewards were fulfilled as promised, and the product remains actively developed, and frankly, quite promising. He was offered an obscene amount of money that allowed his company and his project to expand. He would have been a complete idiot to say no.

In fact, if he had turned down the money, and the project stalled because they ran out of cash, that would have been a FAR larger disappointment to his backers.

You just sound like a whiny little cunt with an axe to grind, honestly. You're not using reason whatsoever.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
110. Re: Op Ed Mar 2, 2015, 00:15 NKD
 
Jerykk wrote on Mar 1, 2015, 23:09:
There are countless people with whom she could have an intelligent and civil debate yet she refuses. She no doubt realizes that her examples would be picked apart easily, therefore undermining her arguments as a whole.

"Listen and Believe"
 
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News Comments > HTC's SteamVR Headset Revealed
36. Re: HTC's SteamVR Headset Revealed Mar 2, 2015, 00:10 NKD
 
Wraith wrote on Mar 1, 2015, 23:43:
Thank fuck. I've been hoping someone would bring out something to smack down that piece of shit Palmer Luckey and this sounds like it could be the go.

I'd also like to see Mark Zuckerburg write down his 2 billion dollar investment in Oculus as a tax loss - because let's face it, if there's anyone who didn't deserve to make a dime out of the future of VR, it's those two fucking assholes.

Uh, what did Palmer Luckey ever do? He has literally no track record. All he's ever done is keep a relatively low profile and work on Oculus Rift as far as I can recall.
 
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