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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 > Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft Announced
1. Re: Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft Announced Mar 22, 2013, 21:43 ASeven
 
Interesting choice for a game though knowing some Magic players I know the collectible card game genre is as addicting as crack. Blizzard may be into another gold mine here.  
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News Comments > etc., etc.
15. Re: gaming industry crashing Mar 22, 2013, 17:33 ASeven
 
Beamer wrote on Mar 22, 2013, 17:27:
A lot of words, a lot of noise, a lot of nothing.

Bravo, you just described all your posts ever made. Truly commendable.
 
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News Comments > Battlefield 4 Trailer Tease
53. Re: Battlefield 4 Trailer Tease Mar 22, 2013, 15:20 ASeven
 
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News Comments > Battlefield 4 Teaser Trailer
51. Re: Battlefield 4 Teaser Trailer Mar 22, 2013, 15:12 ASeven
 
Redmask wrote on Mar 22, 2013, 07:04:
Slick wrote on Mar 21, 2013, 23:51:
several long diatribes

Why are you always attempting to smother what other people say with long, rambling posts that try to offplay their subjective views? Do you think this isn't apparent to other people, what you're doing only in EA threads? How many times have you posted in this thread alone?

I don't have any rose tinted glasses except for on my avatar, I still play older BF games all the time because they are functionally superior to BF3 and BC2 in most areas where it matters.

It's Slick. He has lied, from saying Steamguard was DRM to saying we should make a chargeback on Simcity, knowing full well EA was banning people who did that. He also uses his own brand of logic, which is to say he doesn't use any logic, facts or anything related to intellect as you have read so far, and when you get the upper hand on him, a very easy feat to do, he goes on with ad hominens. As you also noticed, he is quite good at trying to demean anything that isn't EA and derail anything that may paint EA in a bad light.


My advice, put him in the ignore file. That's the only attention he deserves.
 
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News Comments > etc., etc.
13. Re: gaming industry crashing Mar 22, 2013, 15:03 ASeven
 
Beamer wrote on Mar 22, 2013, 13:37:
Show me where I denied indies or THQ. Show me where I've been wrong.

I remember full well when I first came here that you were quite skeptical of indies rising. As for THQ, we all know that your attitude that no publisher can do wrong is prevalent. You never denied but you affirmed by your words regarding publishers in general.

Beamer wrote on Mar 22, 2013, 13:37:
Also, funny to use the "waving the epenis" line at me then follow with "my clients would be the oens you would dream to work for." Idiotic. Hypocritical. And, sorry, I'm not impressed by external financial analysts.

Sorry, you're the one who started waving your epenis by mentioning I was incapable of being hired by anyone. That is your epenis waving away, trying to assure yourself that you diminish me. Epenis waving goes both ways so while you were subtle in waving it, I wasn't. Besides, I wasn't the one announcing everyone I had a MBA and couldn't care what people believed, an MBA I'm sure you don't have, you don't have the skill and knowledge for that. Then again, as it was mentioned, you seem to acquire any degree whenever the discussion demands you have to have some credentials for the bullshit you often spout. Just sayin' I'm not the one making up degrees as I go along.

As for not being impressed by external financial analysis, it shows in your lack of knowledge about financial analysis and anything business related. Pachter is a genius compared to you.

Beamer wrote on Mar 22, 2013, 13:37:
Anyway, "Financial analyst, worked with the industry before so yes, I do know what I'm talking about regarding this." is among the things you've said that make it seem like you focus on this industry.

What part of the tense of the verb worked didn't you understand? Worked, as in the past, and saying I worked in the industry doesn't say what I did. If you want to know, one of my clients at S&P was interested in the industry and I got involved in it and got most of my contacts in the industry from it. I told him to bail from the industry before the 2008 crash hit and I never again worked in the industry again nor do I plan to, hence I can be biased on an industry I tell people to stay the fuck away from. S&P and most rating agencies have the industry downgraded to hell, BTW.
 
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News Comments > BioShock Infinite Budget Rumor Denied
7. Re: BioShock Infinite Budget Rumor Denied Mar 22, 2013, 11:48 ASeven
 
Creston wrote on Mar 22, 2013, 11:11:
nin wrote on Mar 22, 2013, 09:22:
They have to deny it, or the shareholders would have a fucking stroke.


Yeah, no shit.

If it really cost that much, though, they're going to lose so much money. I just don't see this selling 10s of millions of copies.

This is the biggest problem with the gaming industry today, rising development costs that are quickly approaching insane and impossible to sustain levels. When SWTOR was $300M, probably more, to develop then you know something is very wrong with this business model. No game should ever cost that much, nor should it come close to $100M. It speaks of a flawed model and flawed management at publishers.
 
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News Comments > etc., etc.
11. Re: gaming industry crashing Mar 22, 2013, 11:44 ASeven
 
Beamer wrote on Mar 22, 2013, 11:34:
[Says the guy that claims to be a video game industry analyst despite that no respectable company would pay someone as biased as he is.

I don't know why you put "MBA" in quotes like that. 99% of MBAs aren't worth the paper they're written on and an MBA can be had for, like, $200 per credit online. It's not like the initials are hard to get or meaningful on their own.

Sorry? Where did I ever said here I was a video game analyst? I know I'm used to your constant bullshit but sometimes you throw something as hilarious as this.

I am a financial analyst. I never claimed to be a videogame industry analyst. And even if I were, I got more things right, like THQ going down and indies rising, than you ever did in all your time here. So please kindly shut up when you have nothing to show for your supposed work and business sense.

If there's someone who keeps bullshitting every single day here that person is you. And if you're going to wave your epenis around by saying I don't get paid by any respectable company, it's safe to say that the companies I deal with as my clients would be the ones you would dream to work for, and that's all I'll ever say about my work.
 
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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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