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Real Name Michael Dias   
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Nickname ASeven
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Signed On Feb 21, 2010, 22:06
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News Comments > etc., etc.
9. Re: gaming industry crashing Mar 22, 2013, 11:19 ASeven
 
Beamer wrote on Mar 22, 2013, 08:42:
Cutter wrote on Mar 21, 2013, 21:59:
ASeven wrote on Mar 21, 2013, 20:39:
swedishfriend wrote on Mar 21, 2013, 20:27:
Gaming has never been mainstream before. The big publishers are not the only game in town these days. It is very easy to find out about the quality of a game before buying these days. Plus there are many more high quality games now than there ever were before in history. Gaming today is very different from the way it was in 1983.

Doesn't makes their points any less valid.

Yes it does. That diatribe was flawed on every level. It was just whining.

Video won't load for me. Did ASeven make it?

As bad as the video is, it has more business sense than you ever could, even with the supposed "MBA" you have.

 
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News Comments > CD Projekt RED Roadmap
27. Re: CD Projekt RED Roadmap Mar 22, 2013, 08:34 ASeven
 
Droniac wrote on Mar 22, 2013, 07:50:
It's almost as bad as the CoD kiddies whining at (a completely correct) TotalBiscuit on Twitter yesterday, proclaiming their "godlike intelligence" and then proceeding to not understand that their saying "you're entitled to head-butt a knife" actually qualifies as a death-threat.

Oh, what happened? What did TB say?
 
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News Comments > etc., etc.
6. Re: etc., etc. Mar 22, 2013, 06:08 ASeven
 
jdreyer wrote on Mar 21, 2013, 23:00:
PC gaming is wide open, but PC gamers are the most discerning and sophisticated gamers out there, and unlikely to be duped by poor quality games in any great numbers.

Diablo 3, SimCity anyone?

Redmask wrote on Mar 21, 2013, 23:06:
He has some good points later on in the video but he muddies the whole thing when he starts obsessing on stock prices and trying to create correlations out of them.

Yeah, have to agree. There are some good points completely muddled by fallacies, focusing on red herrings and a lot of baseless whining. However the good points he makes are still good, strong points, shame he couldn't have delivered this in a more proper analysis.
 
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News Comments > Into the Black
2. Re: Into the Black Mar 21, 2013, 20:43 ASeven
 
What you did there, Blue, I see it!  
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News Comments > etc., etc.
2. Re: gaming industry crashing Mar 21, 2013, 20:39 ASeven
 
swedishfriend wrote on Mar 21, 2013, 20:27:
Gaming has never been mainstream before. The big publishers are not the only game in town these days. It is very easy to find out about the quality of a game before buying these days. Plus there are many more high quality games now than there ever were before in history. Gaming today is very different from the way it was in 1983.

Doesn't makes their points any less valid.
 
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News Comments > Steam Opens Early Access
43. Re: Steam Opens Early Access Mar 21, 2013, 19:39 ASeven
 
SpectralMeat wrote on Mar 21, 2013, 19:17:
Kind of like Steam's version of kickstarter

Not quite. A better analogy would be Steam's version of pay as you participate in development. Kickstarters often are only projects, sometimes without prototypes, here there has to be something to be sold, an alpha or beta.
 
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News Comments > Battlefield 4 Teaser Trailer
30. Re: Battlefield 4 Teaser Trailer Mar 21, 2013, 19:11 ASeven
 
netnerd85 wrote on Mar 21, 2013, 17:57:
Could not DISAGREE more.

Battlefield has become a complete joke.

Yeap. BF2 was the last true BF. Everything from that point is DICE chasing the COD money and, like COD, BF is heading towards stagnation and boredom fast. BF3 is just a streamlined POS that got nothing with the depth that BF2 offer.
 
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News Comments > Steam Opens Early Access
41. Re: Steam Opens Early Access Mar 21, 2013, 19:07 ASeven
 
Closed Betas wrote on Mar 21, 2013, 18:19:
Hell, why not pay for Arma 4 already with that logic

Your logic is flawed in several points.

The games are using the money to fund their team and as such they are marked not as pre-orders but alphas and betas that are still being worked on. The way you present your argument gives the idea you equal this to pre-orders. Not so. Pre-orders are about finished games that do not need the extra money to be completed, these do need the extra money to help completion.

Unlike pre-orders this is just a different business model that has worked in a long time. Minecraft made this model famous, Desura calls it Alpha-funding and many people use it on Desura's service. Whereas a pre-order guarantees a finished game, this guarantees your voice in the feedback loop and helps the developers.

There is no disingenuous aspect of this. Steam, and Desura and the tons of indie devs that adopted and adopt this model, make sure to let everyone know the product you're getting is alpha, unfinished, buggy. You know what you're getting here, unlike pre-orders. It's only a question of wanting to support the development of a game or waiting to buy a full game later on.

And also, you are not buying on a dream with this model, you are buying an existing product even if it's alpha. You get something with your money and you get the chance to shape it, depending on the dev team's approach to user feedback.
 
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News Comments > Natural Selection 2 Free Weekend
12. Re: Natural Selection 2 Free Weekend & Sale Mar 21, 2013, 13:44 ASeven
 
One of the best PC multiplayer games in a decade. If you love deep MP experiences where teamplay is absolute key, get this. If you love PC MP games from years' past, get this.

There's no reason not to get this game anymore, really, not at this price.
 
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News Comments > Battlefield 4 Teaser Trailer
6. Re: Battlefield 4 Teaser Trailer Mar 21, 2013, 13:41 ASeven
 
Now the big question: Is this a trailer for the SP portion, as most trailers for BF3 before the release of the game were, or is this for the MP?  
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News Comments > Steam Opens Early Access
24. Re: Steam Opens Early Access Mar 20, 2013, 17:11 ASeven
 
People talk about the price of Prison Architect but they don't know the story behind it. The price is purposely high because, not unlike Minecraft, they are funding their own game this way. They decided not to go to Kickstarter and do it their own way and they succeeded in selling more than $1M of alphas in 8 months. Also, they made the price high to ensure those coming to the alpha would stick to the alpha and offer feedback.

Hence, if this title fancies you and you want to support the devs, go ahead and get the alpha. Otherwise, wait for release day where the price will be cheaper.

Here's a let's play video of Prison Architect:

http://youtu.be/ESDr8jNpkQM
 
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News Comments > Steam Opens Early Access
5. Re: Steam Opens Early Access Mar 20, 2013, 15:43 ASeven
 
Also, Gnomoria is a great Dwarf Fortress-lite game, perhaps the best.  
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News Comments > Steam Opens Early Access
4. Re: Steam Opens Early Access Mar 20, 2013, 15:25 ASeven
 
Prison Architect is shaping up to become the best tycoon type of game on the PC in a decade. Strongly recommended, even in alpha.  
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News Comments > FEZ Coming to Steam
23. Re: FEZ Coming to Steam Mar 19, 2013, 05:39 ASeven
 
http://i.imgur.com/oQOaHOx.png  
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News Comments > SimCity Compensatory Games Revealed
114. Re: SimCity Compensatory Games Revealed Mar 18, 2013, 22:56 ASeven
 
Reposting one of the fairest reviews of this game:

http://youtu.be/GV_94TQUvBA
 
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News Comments > FEZ Coming to Steam
3. Re: FEZ Coming to Steam Mar 18, 2013, 21:36 ASeven
 
Remember, the dev is the douche who said precious stuff as this. Now that his console incursion didn't bring him that much money he's back to PC gamers, hoping people forget how much of a douchenozzle he was.  
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News Comments > SimCity Compensatory Games Revealed
106. Re: SimCity Compensatory Games Revealed Mar 18, 2013, 20:48 ASeven
 
Redmask wrote on Mar 18, 2013, 20:15:
Slick wrote on Mar 18, 2013, 20:11:

again, welcome to the wide world of gaming, sometimes the first week after launch is a bit shakey. especially with titles which are widely-publicized as online-only. how many mmo launches have resulted in a second free game exactly? care to name a few off hand? i can't remember another game which had a shakey launch that was rewarded with a free game.. but i guess i'm just trying to stick to the topic at hand.

Actually you've consistently tried to change the subject and stymy other points by pushing unrelated analogies and other info not pertinent to the topic. You also ignored my rebuttal that a free game is not a big service to the consumer.

SimCity is not an MMO. SimCity was not widely advertised as being online only, that only changed in the last year of development and having an asterisk on the box isn't the same thing as people being informed. The rocky launch you gloss over was much more than that but ignoring that for a moment, it has nothing to do with the product itself having numerous other deficiencies related to its quality.

If you look at his post history, he already has quite an history of lying and deceiving. Steamguard as a sort of DRM is just one example of him lying and Dev can back me up on this since when Slick was called out on it by Dev he never replied.
 
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News Comments > John Riccitiello Leaving EA
48. Re: More Big Picture Details Mar 18, 2013, 19:28 ASeven
 
I think that if you're going to throw a theory, I would replace the launch and further debacle of SimCity with all the past years' events of terrible customer service. All the incidents EA has been part of the past years could have, collectively, sent the investors to decide to throw Riccitello away due to the terrible bad public image EA now has.

Though stock prices are still far more important for investors and all the quarterly calls EA did which I was a part of listening to it, everyone indeed focused on the stock prices before public image or anything else. Riccitello failed to make EA grow in revenue and profit while he was CEO and that is something investors don't forgive. I'm surprised he lasted as long as he did.
 
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News Comments > John Riccitiello Leaving EA
40. Re: John Riccitiello Leaving EA Mar 18, 2013, 18:46 ASeven
 
Forbes throws the theory that Riccitello may have been pressured to quit due to the SimCity debacle.

Too far fetched for me, investors care about stock prices before botched releases, even one with the magnitude of SimCity. Riccitello pretty much threw EA's stock prices to the ground.
 
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