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Nickname Golwar
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Description Golwar is also my ID at Steam & PSN.
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Signed On Aug 24, 2009, 00:30
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News Comments > Sunday Consolidation
17. Re: Sunday Consolidation Sep 30, 2013, 18:29 Golwar
 
I somehow doubt that their problems were related to an overchallenged PSN. Even while it is the biggest game release ever, it seems unlikely that GTA V managed to challenge the network more than the release of several free IGC games at once. There are surely more Plus subscribers than gamers who were willed to pay for the digital version of GTA V, right?

So there obviously was a technical problem, but it's not as if the PSN couldn't handle huge traffic demands.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Safety Dance
1. Why NSA Snooping Is Bigger Deal in Germany Aug 24, 2013, 20:01 Golwar
 
As a German I can confirm that this article is pretty accurate.  
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News Comments > Ships Ahoy - Europa Universalis IV
4. Re: Ships Ahoy - Europa Universalis IV Aug 13, 2013, 19:26 Golwar
 
I just hope that none of my friends get the idea to use the CK2 converter for an eternal MP game.  
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News Comments > Europa Universalis IV Demo
4. Re: Europa Universalis IV Demo Aug 8, 2013, 19:44 Golwar
 
Demo seems good so far.

A friend experienced some shit though. He played Portugal and was part of an alliance lead by England, in a war against France. He explained that while they controled all french ports and the war went generally well, the english AI decided to grant France Calais AND portuguese provinces in North Afrika to Morocco.
 
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News Comments > Betrayer Announced
26. Re: Betrayer Announced Aug 5, 2013, 18:29 Golwar
 
No idea if it'll be good, but I'm interested. Seems a bit like the love child of Unfinished Swan with Clive Barker's Jericho.  
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News Comments > Sunday Consolidation
11. Re: Sunday Consolidation Aug 4, 2013, 20:40 Golwar
 
To be honest, it wouldn't surprise me if the Xbox 180 would win in the US. But elsewhere? Nope.
Many of those "precious" additional media and online services aren't available anywhere else, so the focusation for the rest of the world will always be on gaming.

MS's network will surely remain stronger but the gap should close to a level that makes it not a decisive factor.

But that the guy complained about Cell and didn't get that spec advantages MUST matter with such similar architectures ... whow, that was shameless.
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
9. Re: Morning Consolidation Jul 30, 2013, 19:52 Golwar
 
Cutter wrote on Jul 30, 2013, 15:13:
Topevoli wrote on Jul 30, 2013, 15:04:
I don't mean Blue, he's just posting links of relevant stories. I mean the internet in general.

I much prefer to read and absorb information at my own pace than to watch a video.

I agree. If it's a video or podcast I skip it. Ain't no one got time for that. Just let me skim and find the parts that are relative.

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I already waste enough time on games and industry news. When people bother me with videos or podcasts, I simply move on.
 
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News Comments > Europa Universalis IV Preorders Get Crusader Kings II & Save Converter
3. Re: Europa Universalis IV Preorders Get Crusader Kings II & Save Converter Jul 30, 2013, 19:49 Golwar
 
RaZ0r! wrote on Jul 30, 2013, 18:07:
I'm a huge Paradox fan, but this sounds dorky really. Is anyone excited by this? I would have much rather just had a head start on the truckload of DLC they are sure to release.

Sure. A really good converter and integration into EUIV could be pure gold. I doubt that it'll be that great though.
 
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News Comments > Vivendi Raiding Activision's Piggy Bank
32. Re: Vivendi Raiding Activision's Piggy Bank Jul 24, 2013, 20:39 Golwar
 
MattyC wrote on Jul 24, 2013, 12:33:
How in the world did they manage to rack up that much debt while owning Blizzard and Activision? Were they totally unable to get income from them under the prior agreement?

Uhm, investement and expansion is often arranged by debts. Vivendi constantly swaps shares with their partners for all their assets.

The buyout of a 50% stake from an (ex-)partner will easily cost you some billions. A merger will cost you some billions before optimization pays off. Investing in new tech costs billions.

Debts are the standard. And debts won't really impact AB, as long as their business prospects are promising. And they are.

The only surprise here is that Vivendi is so desperate for cash and found no better alternative than losing so much money by paying taxes.
 
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News Comments > Battlezone, Star Control & More Atari IP Sold: Chris Taylor and Total Annihilation Reunited
20. Re: Battlezone, Star Control & More Atari IP Sold: Chris Taylor and Total Annihilation Reunited Jul 22, 2013, 18:34 Golwar
 
I'm not sad that Stardock didn't win Master of Orion. How many 4x game could they produce with GalCiv and now SC?

We'll see what Wargaming will do with the IP. In the worst case MoO2 will remain in our hearts. No real difference to the situation in the past decade.
 
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News Comments > Steam Game Resale EU Court Case This Year?
38. Re: Steam Game Resale EU Court Case This Year? Jul 22, 2013, 08:13 Golwar
 
Justin wrote on Jul 22, 2013, 05:16:
So steam can agree to the law, but do they have to facilitate it? I like steam and I would not like to see the service damaged in any way. Whos going to buy anything from the steam main page, everyone will go straight to the second hand section.

I doubt that Steam would be forced to arrange resales on their own store. They'd just have to provide the technical options to transfer content from one account to another.

So if those people would have to rely on other channels to find interested counterparts, this would imho naturally limit the volume of business.
 
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News Comments > Steam Game Resale EU Court Case This Year?
37. Re: Steam Game Resale EU Court Case This Year? Jul 22, 2013, 08:06 Golwar
 
NKD wrote on Jul 21, 2013, 20:31:
s1mon75 wrote on Jul 21, 2013, 20:00:
This is why the US and Australia suck balls and why Europe is fucking awesome. Europe supports its citizens interests while the Australian and US governments are all for protecting big business, at the expense of its citizens.

If only it were that simple. Europe protects big business as long as it's European big business.

Said the guy who previously had the idea that publishers would simply abandon Steam to be not affected by the result of this case.
Do you have an agenda to produce the dumbest comments for this topic?

This case will base on a previous case about software licenses and selling those. This impacted ALL software companies. Including Europeans.
 
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News Comments > Steam Game Resale EU Court Case This Year?
26. Re: Steam Game Resale EU Court Case This Year? Jul 21, 2013, 17:49 Golwar
 
NKD wrote on Jul 21, 2013, 13:25:
I wonder if any of you have actually thought about the implications of peer-to-peer used games market on Steam...

To make it simple, you have two buttons that are effectively "Buy for Cheap from another user" and "Buy for Expensive from the developer/publisher."

Instead of selling 500,000 copies, a developer sells 50,000 that just get recycled over and over again for eternity. You don't see this with console games because there's an inconvenience factor and the most convenient way has an annoying middle man that takes most the money. (Gamestop, most commonly).

Whether it's within our rights or not, it's definitely not in our best interests, because it would decimate the Steam catalog as publishers bail out from a platform that discourages its users from even buying from the publisher.

nin wrote on Jul 21, 2013, 13:18:

While I hate to seem like the white knight here, I think the reality is even if Steam wanted to allow it, the bigger problem is publishers actually agreeing to it.


That's basically the issue. Even if they somehow force Steam to offer a used game store (which is a questionable proposition at best), they can't force publishers to offer their titles on Steam.

What gave you the impression that this is a Steam specific topic? If it must be possible to sell games on Steam, that will also impact any other store and platform. Including the publishers' own stores, as Origin.
Did you never hear about precedent?
 
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News Comments > Evening Consolidation
1. Re: Evening Consolidation Jul 19, 2013, 19:29 Golwar
 
Capcom is probably my candidate as the publisher with the worst decisions in the past few years. Yes, even in comparison to EA.

I have no clue if any other publisher comes even near Capcom, with their stupid choices which games to make exclusives on which platform.
Furthermore they make stupid decisions which IPs to abandon. They fail to make their games "DLC ready" (Dragon's Dogma) or release DLCs right on disc. And that's just what I remembered right now. ^^
 
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News Comments > Steam Summer Sale Begins
63. Re: Steam Summer Sale Begins Jul 11, 2013, 19:46 Golwar
 
Prez wrote on Jul 11, 2013, 19:13:
Wow - talk about bad timing! I think I was just fired from my job this evening. So no purchases on the Steam sale for me until I know that I can do the mundane things in life like pay my mortgage and put food on the table. Right now it's one of those "don't call us we'll call you" kind of things to see if I am still employed or not, so in the meantime there's a whole cabinet of heavy liquor begging to be drunk sitting in my kitchen. Bottoms up! Drunk2

Ouch! Weird day, I already heard 2 similar stories from other persons today. Good luck Prez and don't drink too much!
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
30. Re: Morning Consolidation Jul 5, 2013, 20:00 Golwar
 
Cutter wrote on Jul 5, 2013, 17:21:
Are you effing kidding me? This has been a great year for games. Lots of good stuff this year and last. And some good prices on stuff out of the gate too, Blood Dragon and Call of Juarez were $15 for Pete sake! And plenty of good stuff coming before year end. Oh yeah, I'd say we're in the pipe, everything is 5X5.

I don't get their complains either. It has been a great year so far. Maybe they are getting really old and tend to forget what great entertainment they experienced just few months ago.
 
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News Comments > Independence Day Metaverse
7. Re: Zynga - Mattrick Jul 4, 2013, 19:41 Golwar
 
Prez wrote on Jul 4, 2013, 12:28:
Speaking of "Big Corp", it amazes and infuriates me that something like 20% of the staff are fired but then Zynga can afford to guarantee to pay this asshat Mattrick millions upon millions of dollars before he has done a fucking thing. Does anyone still wonder why so many people hate corporate America?

Indeed, $19m is really insane. In Germany Volkswagen's CEO Winterkorn earns 17.7m Euro, as the country's best paid manager. And he's been their CEO for several years, formed the company into a Toyota rival for the global number 1.

And Don Mattrick? He failed the biggest product launch in his time at Microsoft. That surely must be worth something!

But alas, Germany is "socialist", as they often claim on the other side of the pond. That probably explains why we don't see nonsense in such a scale here.
 
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News Comments > Sunday Safety Dance
4. Re: Sunday Safety Dance Jun 30, 2013, 18:55 Golwar
 
Considering that the US considers Germany only a 3rd class partner and attack target, I'd offer Snowden political asylum. Maybe that would get the message to Washington.  
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News Comments > Atlus Parent Files for Bankruptcy; Faces Fraud Charges
16. Re: Atlus Parent Files for Bankruptcy; Faces Fraud Charges Jun 27, 2013, 21:10 Golwar
 
ViRGE wrote on Jun 27, 2013, 21:04:
Warskull wrote on Jun 27, 2013, 13:15:
El Pit wrote on Jun 27, 2013, 11:41:
Wow! You guys know Atlus? When I read the headline, I was like "WHO?" Seems they release JRPGs, and that's why I don't know them. So, I hope for the fans of JRPGs that they can be "rehabilitated".

Atlus does JRPGs, but they aren't just JRPGs. They create and translate quirky Japanese games. Their games tend to be very unique. It can be nice to play something different from time to time, hence why losing Atlus would suck. They are the company willing to take risks on things no one else would. As mentioned they brought Demon's Souls to countries outside of Japan when no one else thought it could succeed.
They're also the publisher for the Trauma Center games, Catherine, and the forthcoming Dragon's Crown.

Catherine and Trauma center were developed by Atlus, not just published.
Not that anything of that would matter as much as the Persona series. ^^
 
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News Comments > Atlus Parent Files for Bankruptcy; Faces Fraud Charges
13. Re: Atlus Parent Files for Bankruptcy; Faces Fraud Charges Jun 27, 2013, 20:05 Golwar
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Jun 27, 2013, 19:50:
Which is a shame.. lot's of good games I will never get to play because I didn't buy one of those plastic handheld hand warmers. .. Oh wait, what ye call em.. game .. uh, consoles?

Better some warm plastic in your hands than some dirty keyboard under your fingers.
 
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