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News Comments > Saturday Patches
12. Re: Saturday Patches Nov 8, 2014, 19:36 NKD
 
xXBatmanXx wrote on Nov 8, 2014, 19:20:
Ladron3dfx wrote on Nov 8, 2014, 18:41:
Steam has removed the users ability to disable updates.

Not true. Go away troll.

I don't know if he's a troll, because now looking at it I can't seem to find that option. I have Always update, Update only when I launch, and High Priority Update. Did they move it?
 
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News Comments > Ubisoft Titles Return to Steam
31. Re: Ubisoft Titles Return to Steam Nov 8, 2014, 13:25 NKD
 
theyarecomingforyou wrote on Nov 8, 2014, 12:29:
NKD wrote on Nov 8, 2014, 12:15:
Uh, aren't the prices for these games same on Uplay and Origin as they would be for Steam? I can't see the UK prices..
I don't know about Uplay but I know with EA they charged a lot more on Origin than Steam, despite taking a bigger cut.

Ubisoft is charging £65 / $103 (discounted from £70 / $111) for Far Cry 4 Gold, which is utterly ridiculous. Even the regular version is £50 / $80, which most new games are available from £22-30 / $35-48. For instance, I paid £24 / $38 to pre-order Civilization: Beyond Earth and £22.50 / $36 to pre-order Tomb Raider (both Steam copies). Even on Steam most AAA games are £30, with even overpriced shit like Call Of Duty 'only' costing £40.

Ubisoft has lost the plot. If I hadn't got FC4 and AC:U for free I wouldn't have bought them, despite being really interested in both. Ubisoft is starting to become like EA.

Hmm thats interesting. But if Uplay isn't undercutting Steam, why would Steam be bothered by it? Like I could understand them being opposed to uPlay being cheaper, but the same or more expensive? I don't see how that hurts Valve. If anything it makes them look better in comparison. This is all so confusing.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Patches
2. Re: Saturday Patches Nov 8, 2014, 13:19 NKD
 
There's a user patch linked in there that fixes some of the stuff Rockstar broke in this patch. Of course those songs are permanently gone  
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News Comments > Ubisoft Titles Return to Steam
29. Re: Ubisoft Titles Return to Steam Nov 8, 2014, 12:15 NKD
 
theyarecomingforyou wrote on Nov 8, 2014, 08:10:
NKD wrote on Nov 7, 2014, 22:15:
Yeah I don't get why a retailer would give a fuck about what the publisher wants to charge... I must be missing something.
Because it undermines the platform, as some publishers can charged unreasonable amounts while having normal prices on their own service.

Uh, aren't the prices for these games same on Uplay and Origin as they would be for Steam? I can't see the UK prices..
 
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News Comments > Ubisoft Titles Return to Steam
16. Re: Ubisoft Titles Return to Steam Nov 7, 2014, 22:15 NKD
 
Creston wrote on Nov 7, 2014, 22:12:

That seems odd. Why would Steam care? They get 30% of a higher price.

Yeah I don't get why a retailer would give a fuck about what the publisher wants to charge... I must be missing something.
 
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News Comments > Blizzard Announces Overwatch
40. Re: Blizzard Announces Overwatch Nov 7, 2014, 18:28 NKD
 
Meh, not a big TF2 fan. Would have liked to have seen where this would have gone as an MMOFPS.  
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News Comments > Ubisoft vs. Steam?
53. Re: Ubisoft vs. Steam? Nov 7, 2014, 13:15 NKD
 
Quboid wrote on Nov 7, 2014, 12:59:

Edit: if it's just the UK, why? Temporary legal issue, or test run?

There was speculation about regional pricing disputes or something. But I have no idea why that would lead to a temporary removal of their upcoming titles from other regions. I wish one of these companies would fucking just say something already instead of making us guess.
 
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News Comments > Ubisoft vs. Steam?
44. Re: Ubisoft vs. Steam? Nov 7, 2014, 12:45 NKD
 
Creston wrote on Nov 7, 2014, 12:41:
Jerykk wrote on Nov 7, 2014, 12:24:
Unfortunately, as Origin has proved, removing your games from Steam is simply going to stop many people from buying your games.

I don't think it's proved anything of the kind. BF3 and BF4 sold millions and millions of copies. ME3 was by far the best selling title in the series. Pre-orders for DA:I are the highest in Bioware's history, across all platforms.

It's obviously working well enough that EA is sticking with it.

The skepticism around Origin didn't really pan out. Yeah, a lot of us hardcore grognards try to avoid it, but most PC gamers don't give a fuck and go where the game they want is. After all, if you look at it objectively the icon you click to get the game going is a pretty minor concern compared to whether the game is actually any good. EA's numbers since moving to Origin look good, so it's hard to call their move stupid.
 
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News Comments > Ubisoft vs. Steam?
42. Re: Ubisoft vs. Steam? Nov 7, 2014, 12:37 NKD
 
Crisis averted, looks like they are back on Steam everywhere except the UK.  
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News Comments > Ubisoft vs. Steam?
17. Re: Ubisoft vs. Steam? Nov 7, 2014, 11:00 NKD
 
nin wrote on Nov 7, 2014, 10:22:
Their funeral. I suspect they're going to try their own for the holiday season, and when it flops, they'll be back on steam in the spring.


I doubt they are going to have problems shipping lots of copies of Assassins Creed and Far Cry dude. Nevermind the fact that they get most of their sales off consoles, but their PC fan base isn't going to skip games just because they aren't on Steam. Particularly since they already have and use uPlay.
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
2. Re: Morning Consolidation Nov 7, 2014, 10:14 NKD
 
A definitive version of the ME trilogy would be nice. All the DLCs included, maybe a few graphical updates for ME1. Looks like they aren't planning on making huge gameplay changes, so the gameplay of ME1 would stay intact for example.  
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News Comments > Just Cause 3 Microtransaction Follow-up
2. Re: Just Cause 3 Microtransaction Follow-up Nov 7, 2014, 09:52 NKD
 
Way to not clarify anything dude. Jesus this is why companies are forced to have PR teams. Game developers have zero ability to keep it simple.  
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News Comments > Ubisoft vs. Steam?
4. Re: Ubisoft vs. Steam? Nov 7, 2014, 09:48 NKD
 
Darks wrote on Nov 7, 2014, 09:41:
I see Ubi still hasn't learned their lesson. I guess ill be skipping their games from now on.

This could very well be Valve's fault. Note that Origin and other retailers still have the titles available, so it's not like Ubisoft is pulling back and forcing everyone to ONLY use Uplay, which you already have to use anyway.
 
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News Comments > Evening Previews
4. Re: Evening Previews Nov 6, 2014, 22:43 NKD
 
Rockstar is incredibly out of touch with PC gamers. The whole "lets put an obnoxious DRM in" thing went out of style for most decent developers a long time ago. We still get some questionable decisions regarding online requirements, but that's the exception. This isn't 2003 any more. Intrusive DRM was deemed to be too much hassle to be worthwhile.

We can only hope this news is untrue.
 
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News Comments > Evening Safety Dance
9. Re: Evening Safety Dance Nov 6, 2014, 21:38 NKD
 
Pigeon wrote on Nov 6, 2014, 21:22:
Axis wrote on Nov 6, 2014, 20:17:
NKD wrote on Nov 6, 2014, 19:40:
Ebola panickers are fucking ignorant putzes on par with climate deniers and anti-vaxxers, but there's nothing wrong with erring on the side of caution a bit. It's not like thousands of Americans are being indefinitely detained.

Says the climate panickers...

Don't worry, Senator Inhofe will soon be chairing the Environmental and Public Works Committee. He's a man grounded in solid scientific, evidence based, theory:
“[T]he Genesis 8:22 that I use in there is that ‘as long as the earth remains there will be seed time and harvest, cold and heat, winter and summer, day and night.’ My point is, God’s still up there. The arrogance of people to think that we, human beings, would be able to change what He is doing in the climate is to me outrageous.”

I'm sure he's got some great ideas on dealing with Ebola as well.

We'll replace quarantines with faith healing prayer circles. That should work right? God damn how fucked up must a country be to have their most influential politician on the environment be a CLIMATE DENYING RELIGIOUS NUT?
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
15. Re: Morning Metaverse Nov 6, 2014, 20:23 NKD
 
beremot wrote on Nov 6, 2014, 19:50:

Are Wu, etc, really going on twitter and saying "I'm getting all these rape and death threats, and that is EXACTLY the same as if I were actually being raped and murdered?"

No that's not what she is saying. And I don't believe that there's anything fundamentally wrong with saying "These two things are both related to misogyny." because that's absolutely true. But that's not what was said.

Here's the link to the Tweet.

Police investigating 4chan link to murdered woman. Gamergate, tell me again how my life isn't in danger

She suggests that this case lends credibility to the online threats she received. Even though there were no online threats that we know of, the man was the woman's live-in boyfriend, and had a documented history of domestic violence and threats. The dynamics of this problem are different, so the solution and the conversation must also be different. History and statistics show us that domestic violence is a clear and present danger for many women. Being murdered by an anonymous Twitter user is not. There simply isn't a history of people making good on these threats. It's everyone's right to have an irrational fear not backed up by the numbers. You can't help being afraid of whatever you're afraid of. You can't shut it off.

But when you start voicing that fear publicly, don't be surprised when people accuse you of fear-mongering and generalization.

I have no objection to her stating that these things are related vis-a-vis misogyny, which they are. But the timing and context of her tweet are in poor taste and make it look like she's making it about herself and somehow comparing her situation to the situation of an actual abuse victim who probably lived every day in fear of a known credible threat who shared her home.

If she had simply linked to the story and said "This is scary shit!" or something, the entire tone of her tweet would have been different. But no, she had to name drop Gamergate, which immediately colors things differently.
 
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News Comments > Evening Safety Dance
5. Re: Evening Safety Dance Nov 6, 2014, 19:40 NKD
 
Ebola panickers are fucking ignorant putzes on par with climate deniers and anti-vaxxers, but there's nothing wrong with erring on the side of caution a bit. It's not like thousands of Americans are being indefinitely detained.  
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News Comments > Into the Black
8. Re: Into the Black Nov 6, 2014, 19:15 NKD
 
I trust Disney with Star Wars a lot more than I trusted George Lucas, the fucking diva.  
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News Comments > Evening Previews
1. Re: Evening Previews Nov 6, 2014, 19:02 NKD
 
If this post is to be believe, GTA5 for PC is going to be using additional DRM. No word yet on whether this will affect modding or if it's an "always online" DRM, or whatever.  
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News Comments > Evening Legal Briefs
2. Re: Evening Legal Briefs Nov 6, 2014, 17:33 NKD
 
War on Drugs gentlemen, the pinnacle of success.

Fucking hell I wish I had the money to move out of this country.
 
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