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News Comments > Minecraft: Story Mode Trailer
4. Re: Minecraft: Story Mode Trailer Jul 5, 2015, 00:10 NKD
 
I really don't understand why Telltale can keep making new games without ever finishing one.  
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News Comments > Minecraft: Windows 10 Edition Beta Announced
30. Re: Minecraft: Windows 10 Edition Beta Announced Jul 4, 2015, 23:21 NKD
 
This is just a port of Pocket Edition which they've been developing for years to Win10 devices, basically.

Also Mojang hasn't done anything notable with the main version of Minecraft in ages. Modders have effectively standardized on a version of Minecraft that is over a year old at this point. There's literally no reason to play anything newer than 1.7.10 because that's what all the mods are for and updated on.
 
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News Comments > Independent Metaverse
1. Re: Independent Metaverse Jul 3, 2015, 11:02 NKD
 
Reddit is going the way of digg. It's being mismanaged into the ground.

Essentially, the best information we have so far suggests Victoria was let go because she voiced concerns about some of the things the new management at Reddit wanted to do with how they ran AMAs. (I.e. doing video AMAs, allowing celebrities' publicists to masquerade as them, and other ways to commercialize it.)

That's kind of the trend with reddit. They want to commercialize whereever they can to improve the bottom line. The problem is that reddit isn't hard to replace. If they keep pushing, people WILL leave to go to some clone like Voat or elsewhere. And without users, no attempt at commercialization will succeed.

They'll say a few nice things to try and get those subreddits opened back up, and if they don't open back up, the nice things will stop and they will simply ban the moderators and take them over themselves.
 
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News Comments > Evening Legal Briefs
2. Re: Evening Legal Briefs Jul 3, 2015, 01:06 NKD
 
jdreyer wrote on Jul 2, 2015, 21:27:
Huh, doesn't youtube already proacticely police piracy? If you upload a video with a copyrighted song, they flag the video and mute it.

They do, but in cases where it fails, that court has ruled they aren't legally liable.
 
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News Comments > Evening Legal Briefs
1. Re: Evening Legal Briefs Jul 2, 2015, 03:09 NKD
 
Maybe he played too many violent video games and got turned into a sociopath?  
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News Comments > Into the Black
4. Re: Into the Black Jul 1, 2015, 22:40 NKD
 
If I was as rich as Kanye you can bet I wouldn't be pouting and generally being a little biatch all the time like he is.  
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News Comments > Star Citizen Adds $400 Ship
45. Re: Star Citizen Adds $400 Ship Jul 1, 2015, 05:19 NKD
 
InBlack wrote on Jul 1, 2015, 03:22:
Im sorry jdreyer but that's not how it works. Throwing money at the game won't magically make it better, or even guarantee that it will ever be released. Nin (like myself and many others) signed up for something that has turned into something completely different, and more importantly with nothing to show for it. That is why he wants his money back.

Yep... that's why I cashed out. I was looking for a good solid space sandbox type experience with multiplayer. So far there's just a bunch of incomplete sub-projects and there doesn't appear to be an overall vision or a finish line.

A project doesn't work when you don't have a budget. It's hard enough to do project management in software in a conventional setting. When the amount of money you have on hand for the project is increasing in unpredictable spurts? You don't really know what you can afford and what you can't. It leads to overspending and underspending.

And this is coming from Chris Roberts who, as you said, is known for his problems with feature creep.

Instead of getting a polished title that fits within the budget, the game will be a mish-mash of broken shit. There's almost no reason to think it'll turn out any other way. I reserved judgement for a long time, but I've seen enough to know where this is heading now.

Chris Roberts is using a bunch of idiots' money to goof off in a way that actual investors wouldn't allow.
 
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News Comments > etc., etc.
2. Re: etc., etc. Jul 1, 2015, 01:01 NKD
 
I always imagine with Ultima Online they just kinda forgot about it. The servers are running in the basement of some building somewhere for the fifty people who still play it.

It's not worth the effort to go down there and pull the plug. Might as well keep it going until no one is left or the servers give out...
 
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News Comments > Minecraft PC Sells > 20M
19. Re: Minecraft PC Sells > 20M Jun 30, 2015, 23:52 NKD
 
So I did a little footwork to provide some amusement for you all... I present to you, a case study in denial, Cutter & Minecraft! He's had such a hate boner for Minecraft since the very beginning. As we all know, there's nothing Cutter hates more than seeing something he doesn't like have any success at all.

He started out in full denial mode. I didn't search too hard so you can probably find posts where he talks about "wire fraud" and "lawsuits" somewhere during this period, his two favorite terms.

"Anyway, I still don't believe these numbers, probably because I'll never get the draw of this game."
-Cutter, January 21 2011, on Minecraft hitting 1 million sales.

"Really? I have a hard time believing this."
-Cutter, April 6 2011, on Minecraft reaching approximately $33 million in gross revenue.

"I really can't believe this thing has sold that much. And with no independent way to verify it, I'll continue on in that belief."
-Cutter, June 14 2011, on Minecraft hitting 2.5 million sales.

Then once the sales numbers and success become even too apparent for his fucked up brain to deny, he begins to believe everyone is buying it but no one is actually playing because the game is so shit.

"Given its price point how many people bought it simply because other people had it? What's the average continual play time of this game? How many people bought it and checked it out for a week and never touched it again?"
-Cutter, November 12 2012, on Minecraft hitting 8 million sales.

Fast forward to last year and Cutter thinks it's just a thing you have to have to be cool. I'll spare you the part of the post where he goes on about how he's always rebelled against what's popular because it's easy to go along with the mainstream.

"Minecraft is simply something people have to have to be part of the in-crowd. Like all theses sorts of one offs it's a fluke."
-Cutter, June 26 2014, Minecraft hitting an estimated 50 million sales across all platforms.

Anyway, this took me a good 15 minutes to put together, so I hope you enjoy.

This comment was edited on Jul 1, 2015, 00:55.
 
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News Comments > Minecraft PC Sells > 20M
17. Re: Minecraft PC Sells > 20M Jun 30, 2015, 21:32 NKD
 
CJ_Parker wrote on Jun 30, 2015, 21:16:
I ain't touching this casual garbage with a ten foot pole even if 20 million more buy this crap.

I guess that's similar to how women view you, so there's that.
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen Adds $400 Ship
23. Re: Star Citizen Adds $400 Ship Jun 30, 2015, 21:00 NKD
 
RedEye9 wrote on Jun 30, 2015, 20:56:
NKD wrote on Jun 30, 2015, 19:40:
I actually cashed out of Star Citizen a while back. Made a profit too. Had a tier that was like $100 something. Sold it off for $500 on the gray market because of the Lifetime Insurance or whatever it had on it.

So, there's that I guess.

So your saying it's the bitcoin of gaming

In a strange way it's probably the best game purchase I've ever made. Or at least the only one that's ever made me any money. That's a better profit margin than if I had a brand new in box copy of Earthbound for SNES or something, not to mention the return on investment came a lot sooner than that would have.

I've sold old MMO accounts but none of them were ever worth more than I paid in monthly fees.
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen Adds $400 Ship
16. Re: Star Citizen Adds $400 Ship Jun 30, 2015, 19:40 NKD
 
I actually cashed out of Star Citizen a while back. Made a profit too. Had a tier that was like $100 something. Sold it off for $500 on the gray market because of the Lifetime Insurance or whatever it had on it.

So, there's that I guess.
 
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News Comments > Minecraft PC Sells > 20M
10. Re: Minecraft PC Sells > 20M Jun 30, 2015, 19:28 NKD
 
Tipsy McStagger wrote on Jun 30, 2015, 19:18:
Maybe i'm out of the loop since I haven't played minecraft since it was just starting to get hype.

But is the game still utterly pointless about building hovels?

or did they expand it to actually be more of procedurally generated RPG game like Daggerfall where you would get quests and towns and vendors from randomly made towns as you keep exploring..

Kids and casual players just goof off in the base game and build as if it were LEGO or something.

More serious players get into heavily modded Minecraft which is a completely different animal. Generally you grab a pre-made modpack which will have on average 50-200 mods in it.

Some are kitchen sink packs that just throw in anything remotely good without really adjusting anything except just making sure it works. Some are tech packs which just include technology based mods. In these packs you're building up a base with power generation, processing of materials, automation, defenses, and generally proceeding up a very loosely defined tech tree. There are magic packs which are mostly fantasy/magic related mods. Less emphasis on tech research but there is still a progression. The magic packs also tend to feature more emphasis on exploration, dungeons, and the like.

There are also HQM packs (Hardcore Quest Mod) which basically start you off with a quest log and, sometimes, a finite number of lives and you have to earn more by questing. The quests can be to explore a pre-made map, or just provide you with breadcrumbs to guide you along a more standard modded Minecraft experience. Quests can be to go to a particular location, craft a certain number of things, simply come into possession of a certain number of things, or sacrifice things to the Questbook gods via the item turn in mechanic. The quests typically reward you with lives or items to help you along.

Essentially modded Minecraft is a lot of different games depending on which way you go with it.
 
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News Comments > Devilian Announced
6. Re: Devilian Announced Jun 30, 2015, 19:05 NKD
 
How is Trion still in business?  
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News Comments > GTA Online Update Next Week
1. Re: GTA Online Update Next Week Jun 30, 2015, 17:52 NKD
 
Sorry Rockstar, the cheaters already ran me off. I don't foresee myself ever coming back, but who knows.  
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News Comments > Star Citizen Adds $400 Ship
1. Re: Star Citizen Adds $400 Ship Jun 30, 2015, 17:51 NKD
 
How many years before people are able to fly it around the persistent universe and actually have something to do?  
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News Comments > Terraria Patched
1. Re: Terraria Patched Jun 30, 2015, 17:50 NKD
 
Huge update. Terraria is the 3rd most played game on Steam today because this update has been in the making for a looong time, and the Steam multiplayer integration is going to help its popularity too.

I honestly feel guilty that I only paid like 5 bucks for this game way back when, considering how much post-release content has been added for free.

Compared to Minecraft where the base game is pretty much the same thing I bought at the end of Alpha, and all my hours sunk into it have been into heavily modded versions with content provided free by other people.
 
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News Comments > Scrolls Closing
34. Re: Scrolls Closing Jun 30, 2015, 00:37 NKD
 
Slick wrote on Jun 30, 2015, 00:21:
Hyatus wrote on Jun 29, 2015, 23:38:
They should create a tabletop augmented reality version of the game. It seems like such an obvious extension of the technology. They wouldn't need to put much thought into it.

brilliant.

fuck you microsoft. you aren't throwing out the air freshener, you're throwing up the crumpled blueprints you found in the glovebox which is a secret treasure map which leads you to the ferarri factory.

They'd be better off working with Blizzard to do the same thing except with Hearthstone. It sells their augmented reality shit into the mainstream a lot better than crappy Scrolls which no one's ever heard of and could be replaced by any generic card game.

When you're trying to sell a new tech, you need to use existing popular properties to give it weight... like hey... MINECRAFT.
 
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News Comments > Scrolls Closing
31. Re: Scrolls Closing Jun 29, 2015, 23:37 NKD
 
theyarecomingforyou wrote on Jun 29, 2015, 22:38:
I can't understand how Microsoft can spend so much money on the company and then not every bother leveraging the IPs. Surely this would be perfect for Xbox Live?

Then again, Microsoft's gaming strategy has been rather disastrous and the company has shown nothing but contempt for PC gaming so I'm not at all surprised.

Some IPs are not worth the effort it takes to utilize them man.

You're essentially calling Microsoft stupid for buying a Ferrari and then throwing out the pine air freshener that the seller left inside, calling it a waste of money.

Their strategy for PC is generally pretty lazy and ineffective, but this isn't exactly the best example to show that.
 
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News Comments > Evening Screenshots
1. Re: Evening Screenshots Jun 29, 2015, 20:34 NKD
 
My vision is augmented.  
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