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News Comments > Valve on Steam Scams
19. Re: Valve on Steam Scams Jun 27, 2015, 06:15 NKD
 
Mordecai Walfish wrote on Jun 27, 2015, 00:51:
There is another certain "scam" going on, or perhaps a better way to label it is "gaming the system", but in many multiplayer games, the steam refunds policy is biting players in the ass right now, with cheaters purchasing games for almost exactly 1 hour and fifty minutes, going to wreck shit on servers where they got owned and can't compete properly, and then getting a refund and repeating the process. VAC and the other assorted anti-cheats out there don't catch them generally in this small window of time and I've not heard of anyone being punished for this behavior. This is happening in many steam multiplayer games currently.

Are you sure you're describing it correctly? The scheme you describe would not work, or at the very least, would be so impractical as to prevent it from ever being a serious problem.

You'd need a steady supply of new Steam accounts, new IP addresses, and new payment sources, as repeated abuse of any of these results in automated lockouts or bans. While I don't doubt that there are a few people with the will and the means to do that, it wouldn't be enough to even be a drop in the bucket in Steam's online community.

I sincerely doubt what you describe is happening, unless you've described it incorrectly.
 
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News Comments > Evening Crowdfunding Roundup
2. Re: Evening Crowdfunding Roundup Jun 27, 2015, 02:40 NKD
 
I've had pretty good experience with Kickstarter as well. Certain people around here like to shit on Kickstarter and act like Kickstarter should sit there and pass value judgments on every project and kill anything that doesn't look like a sure thing, but I think that's a lot of bullshit.

If you have a functioning brain you can figure out which projects are worth backing and end up pretty satisfied. You can also figure out which projects are maybe risky but you really want to support and you don't mind losing $15 if it ends up sucking.
 
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News Comments > Deus Ex Documentary; CE Vote; Free DX Human Revolution with Donation
2. Re: Deus Ex Documentary; CE Vote; Free DX Human Revolution with Donation Jun 26, 2015, 19:41 NKD
 
Man 15 years since Deus Ex. I wonder how many hours I've sunk into Deus Ex and its sequel?  
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News Comments > Valve on Steam Scams
5. Re: Valve on Steam Scams Jun 26, 2015, 17:51 NKD
 
Valve is the biggest proponent of "fend for yourselves" in gaming. Not surprising. Good to see they won't be wasting the time of the 3 people they employee in customer service on easy to avoid scams now.  
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News Comments > etc., etc.
6. Re: etc., etc. Jun 24, 2015, 14:18 NKD
 
Hitman movie actually looks kinda decent in the trailer I guess. A little more blow-upy than when I would play, but eh, I guess that's the downside to making movies of certain video games. The way I played Hitman the movie would turn out to be a parody or comedy instead of an action movie. I imagine most viewers would get bored at watching some guy change costumes four times and stuff a bunch of unconscious people in closets or laundry hampers.  
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News Comments > Into the Black
1. Re: Into the Black Jun 23, 2015, 18:00 NKD
 
Drone video is fake.

Take a look.

And here.
 
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News Comments > Guild Wars 2: Heart of Thorns Pricing Adjusted
13. Re: Guild Wars 2: Heart of Thorns Pricing Adjusted Jun 23, 2015, 17:46 NKD
 
Creston wrote on Jun 23, 2015, 16:36:

Yeah, it makes sense for them to do it that way, but it's not great for the people who've played for several years, maybe bought craploads of gems, to be told that they're basically irrelevant and can't you please just go away/die already.


Yep it really sucks. I'm sad to see the subscription model for MMOs dying out because it's really the only model that allows a game to stay afloat without milking its customers for every penny or requiring huge influxes of new players. It also puts everyone on the same footing, more or less.
 
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News Comments > Guild Wars 2: Heart of Thorns Pricing Adjusted
10. Re: Guild Wars 2: Heart of Thorns Pricing Adjusted Jun 23, 2015, 16:32 NKD
 
Creston wrote on Jun 23, 2015, 14:58:

New players have been the focus for well over a year and a half now, with zero fucks given for the veteran players. This is just the latest chapter in the saga.

I think it's an inherent problem with B2P business model. They are absolutely dependent on selling new copies of the game and getting new blood. Veteran players who aren't paying them jack shit are, in their eyes, just a bunch of freeloaders. Some of them might serve as evangelists for the game, but more likely any friends they would have convinced to come play have already bought in months or years ago.

You need new blood who in return recruit more new blood etc. The only way the title survives is to keep the momentum up.
 
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News Comments > Blade & Soul Business Model Outlined
3. Re: Blade & Soul Business Model Outlined Jun 23, 2015, 15:13 NKD
 
NCSoft bleh.  
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News Comments > Batman: Arkham Knight PC Issues
6. Re: Batman: Arkham Knight PC Issues Jun 23, 2015, 09:55 NKD
 
Laughing pretty hard at all the retards who preordered this steaming pile. People never learn.  
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News Comments > Op Ed
1. Re: Op Ed Jun 23, 2015, 09:21 NKD
 
Uhh.. what?  
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News Comments > Tale of Tales Closing
51. Re: Tale of Tales Closing Jun 22, 2015, 04:12 NKD
 
We donít have to take advice from anybody anymore. We were wrong. Everybody whom we consulted with on Sunset was wrong.

It's worth noting that their main consultant was Leigh "Gamers are dead. Gamers don't have to be your audience." Alexander, Alcoholic and SJW.

Seems like if you want to actually make some money selling a PC game, gamers DO have to be your audience!

 
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News Comments > Just Cause 3 Gameplay Video
9. Re: Just Cause 3 Gameplay Video Jun 20, 2015, 17:58 NKD
 
siapnar wrote on Jun 20, 2015, 17:04:
Looks awesome

Only thing I'm concerned about are the driving physics, which look to be maybe even more arcadey this time around

Driving in Just Cause? lol
 
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News Comments > Morning Interviews
2. Re: Morning Interviews Jun 19, 2015, 09:38 NKD
 
"Mechanical apartheid" is about the most accurate term I can think of for the world they are portraying in DX:MD.

Games need to be allowed to tackle difficult subjects if they are to grow narratively. Giving game developers a list of things you can't write stories about because it upsets some people is fucking stupid.

I'm really sick of the Offendatrons.
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
2. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Jun 18, 2015, 12:26 NKD
 
Wow, Cutter is actually right about something for once.  
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News Comments > Morning Interviews
2. Re: Morning Interviews Jun 16, 2015, 14:00 NKD
 
Creston wrote on Jun 16, 2015, 13:41:
I don't mind that it's a new story, no Shepard, no old characters etc, but a new galaxy would probably mean no Krogan, no Turians, no Asari etc, and that would suck. :\


I doubt the dude is heading out there by himself.
 
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News Comments > HITMAN Announced
10. Re: HITMAN Announced Jun 16, 2015, 13:54 NKD
 
Yakubs wrote on Jun 16, 2015, 11:35:
Why is no one pointing out that this online component is thinly-veiled DRM? How long until we hear that the online stuff is "part of the experience" and "cannot be disabled."

Because unless it prevents me from starting the game while offline, or unless it disconnects me when Comcast fucks up, I don't give the slightest shade of of a fuck?

I haven't played a Square Enix game yet that made me be online while playing the single-player. So you'll pardon me if I give them the benefit of the doubt.
 
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News Comments > HITMAN Announced
1. Re: HITMAN Announced Jun 16, 2015, 10:01 NKD
 
Please don't suck! Absolution was kind of meh. It was an alright game on its own but didn't feel very Hitman-y. Sounds like they already know what they need to do to fix it up so cautiously optimistic.  
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News Comments > etc., etc.
2. Re: etc., etc. Jun 16, 2015, 05:28 NKD
 
The cheating in multiplayer is just out of control in this game. It's nuts.  
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News Comments > Mass Effect Andromeda Announced
12. Re: Mass Effect Andromeda Announced Jun 15, 2015, 17:16 NKD
 
walrus1 wrote on Jun 15, 2015, 17:12:
They're continuing the commitment to weak ass writing and illogical writing that defined every video game made to date.

Fixed that for you. Anyone who can write a compelling narrative isn't going to be writing video games. Expecting some kind of coherent narrative in a video game is like expecting it from a pop-up book or a Choose Your Own Adventure.

To open the door and check out the noise, turn to page 32.
 
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