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News Comments > Torment: Tides of Numenera Beta Delayed
4. Re: Torment: Tides of Numenera Beta Delayed Dec 22, 2015, 23:33 Slashman
 
I want Bard's Tale 4 NOW!!!!  
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News Comments > Batman: Arkham Knight Patched
4. Re: Batman: Arkham Knight Patched Dec 19, 2015, 17:54 Slashman
 
Creston wrote on Dec 19, 2015, 11:30:
This turned out to be more X:Batman Rebirthed.

Sad but very true.
 
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News Comments > French Steam Lawsuit
28. Re: French Steam Lawsuit Dec 19, 2015, 08:03 Slashman
 
Suppa7 wrote on Dec 19, 2015, 03:10:
Slashman wrote on Dec 18, 2015, 23:46:
Lastly, why the hell would people even want to bother with this when digital games are very reasonably discounted all the time?

The bottom line is that people like to make a bunch of noise about insignificant crap and call it a noble crusade.

The bottom line is you're unaware of the degree of DRM and locked down nature of modern games compared to the 90's, the fact you'd say this means you're idiotic.

The bottom line is you don't know me and I've been PC gaming since the 80s.

But you know there are always people like you who want to impress everyone else with crap talk about how tragic it is that you can't give a game to your grandchildren because of Steam and how Steam is a huge conspiracy against humanity yadda yadda yadda.

I've seen it time after time in every gaming forum and it remains as pointless now as it ever was. Because most of you people don't even freaking know how Steam actually works. And the shit that you keep blaming them for is, in fact, mostly all up to the developer and not Valve. Steam is only DRM when a developer decides to MAKE it be DRM.

Of course, I don't expect you to actually do any research into the subject. I expect that you'll keep beating your chest about how very righteous your first world cause is. And you'll break your own arm off patting yourself on the back over all the the people you're saving from themselves. Except that they just don't frigging care and only want to play their games and move the hell on with their lives.
 
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News Comments > Batman: Arkham Knight Patched
2. Re: Batman: Arkham Knight Patched Dec 19, 2015, 07:50 Slashman
 
yonder wrote on Dec 18, 2015, 23:31:
Good to see they still have DLC scheduled

Yep...that's the important part right there. Good job WB and Rocksteady! Rolleyes
 
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News Comments > French Steam Lawsuit
23. Re: French Steam Lawsuit Dec 18, 2015, 23:46 Slashman
 
CJ_Parker wrote on Dec 18, 2015, 20:20:

No it would not happen that way. He has put some decent effort into it but his reasoning is still flawed.

First, many people are still hoarders and collectors so -no- not everyone will use the used game market. There will still be many people who will buy games to keep them.

Secondly, supply and demand. It is impossible that a relatively small number of copies will circulate between millions of people. This would drive or keep the prices up so that many people would just buy new instead of being ripped off by a random n00b.

Thirdly, I don't know about a 30% cut but there would definitely be a way for Valve and the publishers/developers to earn a few % from each used game sale (transaction). They *might* even end up making more money that way than from regular sales because the sheer number of transactions might more than make up for the people you lose to the used market.

Eventually, I believe that the used market can not be much bigger than the market of people waiting for sales or using key sites. It's the cheapskate segment and it will always be limited.

There is a flaw in YOUR argument as well. There is no difference between a used digital product and a brand new one. That alone makes people do things like wait for sales with big discounts.

The difference with the ability to sell 'used' digital products is that now those people won't need to wait and will simply buy from people who want to sell and move on. There is no way you can tell me that is not going to have a hard and direct effect on the market. You're talking about a non-degradable and infinite product.

Also, what numbers do you have to backup your statement that 'many' people are hoarders in the manner you claim?

In addition, Valve taking a cut of second hand sales may be good for valve but how good is it for the small developer? If that cut has to be split, it is going to have to be a significant cut, which then makes the whole reselling proposition pointless as well as hurtful for the developer.

Lastly, why the hell would people even want to bother with this when digital games are very reasonably discounted all the time?

The bottom line is that people like to make a bunch of noise about insignificant crap and call it a noble crusade.
 
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News Comments > New Conan Game Planned
22. Re: New Conan Game Planned Dec 18, 2015, 14:57 Slashman
 
Herb Tarleck wrote on Dec 18, 2015, 14:51:


I bet its gonna be a F2P moba

Stop uttering those words. It makes them multiply!!!
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen Procedurally Generated Planets
61. Re: Star Citizen Procedurally Generated Planets Dec 17, 2015, 22:58 Slashman
 
Razumen wrote on Dec 17, 2015, 22:40:
No, he said they are HOPING to have the full PU working by the end of 2016. That's is a far cry from saying that it WILL be fully done, and not anywhere close to a guarantee. Anyone at least partially familiar with game development knows that every hopeful release date should be taken with a lot of salt, especially for big titles.

OK wait what? Every hopeful release date? If you can't semi-accurately predict when a project you're in charge of will be completed, you've got some issues. This isn't the first or second delay here. It's the we've lost count of the number of times we've been wrong' delay.

Now I really have no investment in SC at this point but that's really not filling me with confidence. When you're at the point where you start giving release date estimates, you should have things nailed down to a certain extent. Otherwise you don't give estimates or make promises.
 
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News Comments > X Rebirth: Home of Light Announced
13. Re: X Rebirth: Home of Light Announced Dec 15, 2015, 13:37 Slashman
 
BAH! Teladi!

Go Split or go home! Fight
 
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News Comments > X Rebirth: Home of Light Announced
11. Re: X Rebirth: Home of Light Announced Dec 15, 2015, 07:26 Slashman
 
InBlack wrote on Dec 15, 2015, 02:38:

Thats because it is just rumors. They are bleeding through their ears and this half-assed expansion is an attempt to stop them bleeding out. How they fucked X up is beyond comprehension, I liken it to Blizzard fucking up Diablo3 but even worse.

They made posts on the forums that the 'testing' they are doing now will build features for the next game (some of which will go into Rebirth). There hasn't been an official announcement yet though.
 
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News Comments > Consortium: The Tower Announced
1. Re: Consortium: The Tower Announced Dec 14, 2015, 15:20 Slashman
 
REALLY need to play through the first one.

Another game on my long list of backlogged games sitting in my Steam folder!!!
 
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News Comments > X Rebirth: Home of Light Announced
6. Re: X Rebirth: Home of Light Announced Dec 14, 2015, 14:07 Slashman
 
Creston wrote on Dec 14, 2015, 10:15:
I'm surprised they're still expanding Rebirth, I would have figured they'd have given up by now and started work on the next thing.

That said, the expansion sounds pretty good. Quite interesting to see that they're just going back on several of their Rebirth decisions, and slowly are turning the game back into X3.

It's also kind of funny how these are the decisions that they swore to stick to.

XR is now being used to test changes and features for the actual real X game to come. I'm going to wait for that and buy that.

Egosoft has blown enough foul-smelling air in everyone's faces to last a lifetime.

All they had to do was be honest up front and say: 'We are building a scaled back game with very limited features so we can raise funds to build an actual full X game. Thanks for your patience.'

Well maybe they would need to word it slightly differently. Still it was a shitty thing to do and hide behind false reasons for doing it.

'Oh single ship is the way to go. Give it a chance.'

'You don't need to fly your cap ships. That's unfun.'

'When you direct control a drone, your co-pilot will take over the controls of your ship'.

'Highways are the most awesome thing ever. You don't need anything else for travel.'

'We finally got AI ship pathing right.'

Take your pick...it was all crap.

 
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News Comments > Star Citizen Nears $100M
62. Re: Star Citizen Nears $100M Dec 13, 2015, 22:11 Slashman
 
I'm with Rigs on this in as much that I have heard other developers say that the single player flight sim aspect should have been done already.

The persistent world crap should not have interfered with that.
 
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News Comments > Lucasfilm: Cancelled Star Wars 1313 is "Gold"
16. Re: Lucasfilm: Cancelled Star Wars 1313 is Dec 10, 2015, 07:41 Slashman
 
harlock wrote on Dec 10, 2015, 07:29:
ewoks are gold too

They're not little, hairy turds? Confused
 
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News Comments > Elite Dangerous Horizons Next Week
5. Re: Elite Dangerous Horizons Next Week Dec 9, 2015, 13:09 Slashman
 
This looks pretty cool actually.  
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News Comments > Cyberpunk 2077 Next Year?
15. Re: Cyberpunk 2077 Next Year? Dec 8, 2015, 15:30 Slashman
 
jomisab wrote on Dec 8, 2015, 13:20:
NegaDeath wrote on Dec 8, 2015, 11:55:
After how well Witcher 3 turned out I'd love it to be true, but I simply can't see them having enough resources to work on both at the same time and have 2077 that far along already,

True. If it were Ubisoft, they would make sure the game is released in November 2016, ready or not. And they'd have a separate team working on the next disappointing annual installment for fall 2017.

Assassin's Bleed-it-dry eleventy-7: The pre-epilogue sequel!

Pre-order now to get an exclusive stealth-emo outfit which grants angst bonuses for every successful outrage!!!
 
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News Comments > Fallout 4 Patch Breaks Mod Support
44. Re: Fallout 4 Patch Breaks Mod Support Dec 8, 2015, 07:25 Slashman
 
Cutter wrote on Dec 7, 2015, 18:12:

Ooohm yeah. I'm gonna' have to sorta disagree with you there, Bob.

The only reason Bethsoft's games have the longevity they do is because of the PC and those self-same mods. I have 435 hours on Skyrim. Without mods it would have been 40'ish. Just go take a look at Nexus Mods mod numbers. Sky UI alone has been downloaded almost 11 million times. Look at the top 25 mods and each of them have been downloaded anywhere from 1 or 2 million plus to 25 million times! So yeah, it's very much about the mods.

OK fine. I just wonder how many times you have re-downloaded a mod when its version changed. I have probably downloaded Cloaks of Skyrim about 15 times. I've downloaded every version change of the Unofficial Skyrim patch mods for each expansion and main game. Same for SkyUI(which has had 15 revisions).

I've downloaded mods that were required to make mods I wanted to use work...and those multiple times.

So all of a sudden, several million downloads doesn't seem like such a huge number if the average mod user is always updating does it?

So if my modest 33 mods have had an average of 10-15 downloads not counting things like complete reinstalls of the game or system upgrades, 11 million downloads is a LOT less impressive for a single mod...and most mods number in the thousands of downloads.
 
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News Comments > FINAL FANTASY VII Remake Using Unreal Engine 4
3. Re: FINAL FANTASY VII Remake Using Unreal Engine 4 Dec 7, 2015, 19:54 Slashman
 
harlock wrote on Dec 7, 2015, 18:46:
FUCK ALL THESE REMAKES

The gameplay that they've shown looks really good though so I"m at least interested. Been a loooong time since I played FF7.
 
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News Comments > Fallout 4 Patch Breaks Mod Support
26. Re: Fallout 4 Patch Breaks Mod Support Dec 7, 2015, 17:39 Slashman
 
ItBurn wrote on Dec 7, 2015, 14:44:
It's just my opinion. Also, devs, and even marketing, often have no idea. They think they do though. Nothing makes people look at videos of a game like mods. You'll see top rated videos about Skyrim for years because there's always this new hilarious mod. This generates continued interest and sales long after the game is released. And that's just what I think is the main reason mods are the most important; there are others.

Console gamers also watch Youtube.

Yeah they are some clueless devs out there, but no way are we talking mod users making up the kind of numbers that would make or break a game.

Most folks don't want to futz around with modding.

I use a modest 33 mods in Skyrim. From a fresh install to getting all of them to play nice together is a day's work. Especially so if you're using mods that affect similar assets. You're overestimating the average gamer if you think most people who buy a title go through this trouble. Hell sometimes I don't want to.

And console users are NOT swayed by mods they can't use. The only way that would make a difference is if they either own a gaming PC or they were inclined to go out and get one because someone did a nifty Skyrim retexture.

Sure mods make me come back to the game, but I also have at least 2 or 3 friends who play/played pure vanilla Skyrim and had zero interest in modding it. And they aren't 'casual' gamers.
 
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News Comments > Fallout 4 Patch Breaks Mod Support
8. Re: Fallout 4 Patch Breaks Mod Support Dec 7, 2015, 14:40 Slashman
 
ItBurn wrote on Dec 7, 2015, 14:09:
No way this is intentional. Mods are probably the main reason why Bethesda's games are so popular nowadays. If I was forced to find a reason why they'd block the current mods, it would be because they're not possible on consoles. These mods aren't made with the editor(which isn't available yet) and would be impossible to do on a console. Maybe Beth wouldn't want console gamers to feel left out...

I'm not saying that I don't love mods and mod support, but maybe you should try talking to actual game developers before making statements like: "So and so's game is successful because of mod support."

The fact is that many more people play Fallout and TES games un-modded than they do modded.
 
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News Comments > Gigantic Delayed; Motiga Layoffs
1. Re: Gigantic Delayed; Motiga Layoffs Dec 7, 2015, 09:49 Slashman
 
Oh noes!!! How will we ever live without another MOBA?

It breaks my heart... Bigcry
 
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