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Nickname Killswitch
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Signed On Dec 3, 2009, 03:17
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
11. Re: Out of the Blue May 31, 2014, 16:52 Killswitch
 
Wildstar head start began today. I'm not playing it myself, but thought it was odd that there had been no mention of it here on Blues.  
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News Comments > Saturday Mobilization
10. Re: Saturday Mobilization May 25, 2014, 05:50 Killswitch
 
killer_roach wrote on May 24, 2014, 18:13:
Quite a few of them are user error (charging their card rather than using coins) or sheer stupidity

Yes, but therein lies the genius of the scam. Why else wouldn't they continue to use a world currency like the U.S. dollar? Because there's money to be had from the confusion that arises with this conversion nonsense.

Even if everyone understood the rules, Amazon would be ahead. Why? Because you can't use two currencies for one purchase--you either buy more Amazon Coins, or you pay for the order with world currency. Either way, Amazon makes out. It's the same for every business who has gone with their own proprietary currency. You lose one dollar here, one dollar there... multiply that by millions.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Mobilization
9. Re: Wireless broadband May 25, 2014, 05:47 Killswitch
 
Let's start talking about bringing affordable broadband to terrestrial consumers before we even think about what kind of datarates we can get to Mars.

And while we're at it, how about sheltering the homeless on Earth before we begin to colonize celestial bodies. Sheesh!

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News Comments > Saturday Mobilization
4. Re: Saturday Mobilization May 24, 2014, 17:49 Killswitch
 
Seems like every business wants you to convert world currency into these proprietary currencies that serve no purpose but to swindle consumers.

Check out the negative reviews Amazon Coins have.
 
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News Comments > Valve Offering Earth: Year 2066 Refunds
56. Re: Valve Offering Earth: Year 2066 Refunds May 6, 2014, 23:48 Killswitch
 
Eh.  
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News Comments > Valve Offering Earth: Year 2066 Refunds
55. Re: Valve Offering Earth: Year 2066 Refunds May 6, 2014, 23:48 Killswitch
 
NKD wrote on May 6, 2014, 23:27:
Killswitch wrote on May 6, 2014, 23:19:
You're blowing things way out of proportion. People were reimbursed and not overly inconvenienced. Nowhere did I state that stupid people should just be up shit creek. Obviously they are entitled to a refund, even if they do make poor purchasing decisions.

I just don't think the problem is severe enough to warrant any kind of heavy-handed new measures that might prevent or discourage indies from using Steam.

People say there is a problem, but the evidence doesn't show it. We have only a couple cases. You say that if one person can do it, so can anyone else, but they aren't. This is a rare situation, and the scenario played out exactly like it should. Products that were not as advertised were found out, pulled, and the victims compensated in a timely manner. And they probably learned a good lesson about smarter purchasing decisions to boot.

Let's talk about reality here and not hypotheticals.

Valve was not inconvenienced and that's my contention. They should be. They are the ones who pocket millions while consumers are left wondering if they will be compensated. There should be no doubt; if you invest in a product promoted by a brand like Valve, then you do not stand to lose any money. Valve has the money to research and promote products. It shouldn't be up to YOU to research the products that they promote. I'm sure you and many others may disagree with me, but they have millions of dollars. What do you have? That should say it all.
 
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News Comments > Valve Offering Earth: Year 2066 Refunds
53. Re: Valve Offering Earth: Year 2066 Refunds May 6, 2014, 23:22 Killswitch
 
NKD wrote on May 6, 2014, 22:57:
If there was an epidemic of scammers and fraudulent games, I could understand the need for new measures, but there isn't. So any solution would just cause more problems than it was actually solving.

Sorry, I need to address one more issue here...

The problems people are proposing would solve the issue of those scamming others of their money. The downside would be, your loss of early access entertainment.

Yes, I know, what a fucking inconvenience, isn't it?
 
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News Comments > Valve Offering Earth: Year 2066 Refunds
52. Re: Valve Offering Earth: Year 2066 Refunds May 6, 2014, 23:19 Killswitch
 
NKD wrote on May 6, 2014, 22:57:
A product was released as an Early Access title. People who were stupid bought it, sight unseen, and suffered a minor inconvenience for doing so. People who were smart waited, saw that it was a stinker from a scam artist, and did not purchase. Steam pulled the title to prevent further people from falling prey to the scam and issued timely refunds.

I fail to see what's wrong with this scenario. It isn't a situation that happens often, and everything turned out okay in the end.

If there was an epidemic of scammers and fraudulent games, I could understand the need for new measures, but there isn't. So any solution would just cause more problems than it was actually solving.

I'd like to be able to make my own choices about which games are worth my time and money, and I'd like the convenience of having those be available on Steam.

People have explained why, but you haven't listened.

First, let me address your own statement. "...saw that it was a stinker from a scam artist..." Don't you think that Valve has an obligation to protect its users from the people you comsider "scam artists"? And don't you think they have an obligation to protect them before they get scammed?

If ONE developer ends up scamming users through Valve then that is ONE developer too many. If one developer can do it, then so can anyone else. There's no accountability in place for the people who are considered the gatekeepers, aka Valve.

Your expression of "people who were stupid" is appalling and exactly what I had addressed in my previous post. You have absolutely no empathy for those who do not think the same way as you do. It sounds as though you are saying that people who want to rob others of their hard earned money are free to do so, as long as they are "stupid and ignorant". Your attitude, although not unique, is a huge problem for society and this attitude desperately needs to change.
 
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News Comments > Valve Offering Earth: Year 2066 Refunds
49. Re: Valve Offering Earth: Year 2066 Refunds May 6, 2014, 22:41 Killswitch
 
NKD wrote on May 6, 2014, 22:17:
There ARE safeguards. People are getting full fucking refunds!

There needs to be safeguards before the crime is committed like I had originally stated. As it is now, Valve is reactive instead of proactive; this needs to change.
 
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News Comments > Valve Offering Earth: Year 2066 Refunds
47. Re: Valve Offering Earth: Year 2066 Refunds May 6, 2014, 21:50 Killswitch
 
Cutter wrote on May 6, 2014, 18:09:
These guys are drowning in cash and can't even get the fundamentals right.

This is the problem with capitalism. It's all about "how much money can we make" and absolutely nothing about you and me unless the law explicitly calls for it.
 
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News Comments > Valve Offering Earth: Year 2066 Refunds
46. Re: Valve Offering Earth: Year 2066 Refunds May 6, 2014, 21:40 Killswitch
 
Has anyone counted how many Early Access games turn out to be garbage? Do MOST end up being worth the asking price? I don't buy Early Access and I don't think I have ever bought an EA game after it had been released, so I can't say personally.

However, I believe any time Valve makes a dime on one of these games, they have an obligation to ensure the consumer is safe from fraud. If you agree to become a middleman, then you should do everything in your power to protect your business and your customers from criminal acts. It isn't just a matter of legality, but of moral principles. They need to protect the consumer before the crime is committed.

Watching the video linked earlier of this game, it wouldn't take many Valve employees to playtest games like this and see that it's terribly broken and no where near the $20 asking price. Shit, for half that price--or less--you could get a complete, full-fledged AAA title.

And for anyone saying the victims get what they deserve... You're the epitome of society. This is exactly why there needs to be safeguards in place; because there's people like you in the world that have no empathy or remorse.
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
25. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Apr 1, 2014, 15:26 Killswitch
 
The headline is, apparently, incorrect since the first line of the article states that he received a 14 year sentence.
Earlier this month, a Fresno man received what is believed to be the strongest sentence issued anywhere in the United States for firing a laser pointer at an aircraft—14 years in prison.

Edit: Actually, I suppose it isn't incorrect, but it seemed to imply that he hadn't been sentenced yet. He faces the maximum sentence of 14 years that was imposed.

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News Comments > Star Citizen Hits $41M - Procedural Generation Plans
42. Re: Star Citizen Hits $41M - Procedural Generation Plans Apr 1, 2014, 01:09 Killswitch
 
deqer wrote on Apr 1, 2014, 00:36:
But a feeble human brain cannot comprehend that

You just proved yourself wrong.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
4. Re: Morning Metaverse Mar 31, 2014, 15:10 Killswitch
 
Panickd wrote on Mar 31, 2014, 14:45:
Of course I am also waiting for the day a large coronal mass ejection hits the earth and devastates the power grid. I think even intact POTS lines would be out of commission in that case.

The power grid gets knocked out and you're worried about making a phone call? I would be more worried about where I'm going to get my porn!
 
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News Comments > Dead Space Free on Origin
35. Re: Dead Space Free on Origin Mar 28, 2014, 06:33 Killswitch
 
You'll want to use Widescreen Fixer for this game because the FOV is horrible.

www.widescreenfixer.org
 
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News Comments > Molyneux: Indie Revival "Won't Last"
53. Re: Molyneux: Indie Revival Mar 25, 2014, 19:49 Killswitch
 
panbient wrote on Mar 25, 2014, 16:07:
... did you honestly compare a video game designer to astronauts? And not just any, but the only human beings to step foot on the moon?

While Aldrin and Armstrong were the first to walk on the moon, there has been a total of 12 astronauts who have walked on the lunar surface. Just thought I would clear up this common misconception.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
29. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 13, 2014, 17:04 Killswitch
 
HoSpanky wrote on Mar 13, 2014, 15:50:
Instead of reinstalling games over and over, it'd simply be faster to have a program that lets me cache folders to the SSD.

You could copy the game folder from one drive to another and then use the mklink command to create a virtual link to the SSD.

http://www.maketecheasier.com/move-a-steam-game/

I guess you would have to either type that command upon every reboot or create a batch file and put it in your startup folder.
 
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
8. Re: Evening Metaverse Jan 30, 2014, 21:40 Killswitch
 
Fletch wrote on Jan 30, 2014, 20:36:
I have no problem with Amazon raising the subscription fee. It's still more than worth it to me.

Sounds to me like you're a prime example of why they're raising the fee.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
22. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 26, 2014, 00:49 Killswitch
 
Redmask wrote on Jan 25, 2014, 23:16:
Vaccination does not cause autism, there is literally no science to support it

Until the cause of autism is found, I think it's a bit brash to rule out vaccinations as a cause. If someone is genetically predisposed to autism, the precipitating factor may very well be the introduction of the vaccine during a particular period of brain development.

sometimes you have shitty luck and are powerless to change the situation.

Seems a bit contradictory. If you believe in science, then there's no such thing as luck.
 
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News Comments > SOE Considering Unified Subscriptions
9. Re: SOE Considering Unified Subscriptions Jan 7, 2014, 17:09 Killswitch
 
Agent.X7 wrote on Jan 7, 2014, 15:13:
Just looked it up. EQN is sub free. Why would I pay a sub for it?

Sony removed a lot of restrictions that EQ2's F2P accounts had, but "gold" accounts still have a few perks. I don't have any information on EQN, but I imagine it would work the same way.
 
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