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Signed On Oct 10, 2010, 20:43
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News Comments > Saturday Legal Briefs
11. Re: Saturday Legal Briefs Feb 13, 2016, 19:03 Brumbek
 
NKD wrote on Feb 13, 2016, 17:56:
I don't believe anyone who says they pirate a game, play it, and then buy it if they are satisfied. Yeah, maybe they buy it on a Steam sale 2 years later when they want to re-play it, but they aren't slapping down $50-60 when it really counts in the first critical couple weeks of sales.
Well, lots of players do buy it at release if the pirated copy works well. Case in point is the Call of Duty games, which these days are notorious for being horrible PC ports. Plenty pirate the game (offline play only of course), test it, then if it runs well, they buy it so they can play online.

So many games that have Achievements, Leaderboards, Coop, or Multiplayer still have strong incentives to legally buy it even if you can pirate.

But yeah, a lot of people will pirate and never buy. Those people also would be very unlikely to buy in the first place. But that's the classic debate that has raged for decades.

El Pit wrote on Feb 13, 2016, 15:11:
Brumbek trying his best to justify what he intended to do from the beginning... Obvious.

Brumbek orders a pizza. The pizza is not okay, so he asks for a refund. Problem solved.

Brumbek buys a game from Steam. The game is not okay. so he asks for a refund. Problem solved.

But Brumbek says Nooooo, not good enough. I need to eat at least half of the pizza, ahm, play hours of the game.
I admire your attempt at creativity. And your liberal use of Brumbek.

I just think a lot of gamers aren't mature business-minded people. In business office settings it isn't uncommon to get a new printer/scanner/equipment and use it for a week or even a month before deciding on a final purchase decision.

And yet, I'm accused of being a greedy pizza jerk because I also want assurances the game functions as intended after 5 or 10 hours of play.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Legal Briefs
3. Re: Saturday Legal Briefs Feb 13, 2016, 14:30 Brumbek
 
El Pit wrote on Feb 13, 2016, 14:23:
Brumbek - there are exactly how many gameplay/let's play videos out there per game? Enough to check the quality of the game? I'd say so. In addition, there are boards like this one and plenty of others (like over at the steam - the boards are FREE) to check out the players' opinions. And the "But... but... maybe it won't run on my machine" reason has gone with the return policies over at Steam and Origin...
Hmm. Many of us don't want to watch others play a game. I don't want the intro and first few chapters spoiled by watching others play. These are games we, individually, are meant to play.

Message boards? Steam forums are a cesspool. It's full of trolling liars, idiots who will spoil the ending...I can't take that recommendation seriously.

Steam refunds are the best option...but Steam refunds isn't good enough for me since 2 hours is like 1 hour tweaking settings and only 1 hour actually playing. There are plenty of games with major issues past the first chapter or two.

I'm the type of guy who wants to know, KNOW, that if I spend $60 on something, that it works exactly as intended. I'm the customer; I don't owe corporations anything.

So for some people (I admit to nothing), pirating a game to play it a good 10 hours before making a purchase decision is the only way they'll buy it. But I respect that you don't have the same wacky convictions that I have!
 
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News Comments > Saturday Legal Briefs
1. Re: Saturday Legal Briefs Feb 13, 2016, 13:28 Brumbek
 
I just don't know who to trust anymore!

Are those dang dirty pirates ruining life and taking away diamond-encrusted swimming pools from executives?!

Or does piracy give players a way to test game releases before buying, which also lets players decide on the quality, which means players will actually buy more of the good games?!

Do I side with the dirty pirates or the evil corporate overlords!?

EDIT: in seriousness, since I couldn't try Just Cause 3 or Tomb Raider, which both had/have performance issues on some hardware, there is no way I would buy them at release. Steam refunds isn't good enough for me since 2 hours is like 1 hour tweaking settings and only 1 hour actually playing.

This comment was edited on Feb 13, 2016, 14:24.
 
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News Comments > METAL GEAR ONLINE DLC Announced
1. Re: METAL GEAR ONLINE DLC Announced Feb 10, 2016, 12:47 Brumbek
 
I've been playing MGO on PC on and off. It is surprisingly good, actually. It starts with the fantastic movement and shooting controls of the base game, and then adds some innovative and interesting game modes.

For MGO being free, I've gotten a good 10 to 15 hours of fun out of it. But paid DLC? Nope. Especially if the maps will divide the playerbase. Anyway, MGSV has totally given me a great value: 180 hours of SP, 20 hours of FOB stuff, and 10-20 hours of MGO.
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10 - XCOM 2 Edition
11. Re: Steam Top 10 - XCOM 2 Edition Feb 7, 2016, 16:31 Brumbek
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Feb 7, 2016, 16:12:
Timers never become an issue Finished all timer missions with 2+ turns to spare, and I did not particularly rush ever (Beat the game on Veteran - 28 hours, 30 missions)
But perhaps you are just a super-genius?!? Congrats on beating it, in seriousness! I'm waiting for a few patches before I try it. Also, good to talk to you again eRe4s3r. My convincing you to play FF13-2 is still something that makes me all happy inside! Best wishes!
 
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News Comments > Path of Exile: Ascendancy Next Month
12. Re: Path of Exile: Ascendancy Next Month Feb 2, 2016, 19:34 Brumbek
 
thestryker wrote on Feb 2, 2016, 13:35:
But will this update actually fix the worst combat in the history of ARPGs?
Playing a Tornado Shot Ranger in version 1.3 was crazy fun. Watching the entire screen explode with arrows in all directions was good times.

Playing an Ice Crash Marauder in 2.0 was some good stuff. Something very satisfying about that delicious ice crunch sound as enemies fall over dead.

Playing an Arc Witch in 2.1 was good times. It never gets old chaining lightning between six enemies!

Playing a Dual Flame Totem Scion lately has been tons of fun. Placing totems, drawing enemies to them, and watching them BURN...very good times!

I'll grant you the game is nowhere as smooth and polished as Diablo 3, but there's plenty of serious fun to be had!
 
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News Comments > Path of Exile: Ascendancy Next Month
4. Re: Path of Exile: Ascendancy Next Month Feb 2, 2016, 12:22 Brumbek
 
Tipsy McStagger wrote on Feb 2, 2016, 11:54:
This is my most played game on steam.

I keep going back every 4-6 months between these mini-expansions and they deliver. This is probably the first game I've ever seen which gives tons of new content for free and often.
Same here. I keep coming back and starting new builds, reaching about 85-90, and then taking a break until the next major patch. It's a good flow.

Really great game. And 2016 looks good since they've hired more programmers to hopefully fix the performance issues.
 
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News Comments > Free Anno 2205 DLC
1. Re: Free Anno 2205 DLC Jan 21, 2016, 00:16 Brumbek
 
I remember when Anno 1404 came out and it, *shock*, had no DLC. You just got the whole game. And then they released a real expansion you could buy that added hundreds of hours of gameplay. And there was no extra DLC, just the expansion.

So forgive me if I don't get joyous at this "free" DLC.
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
8. Re: Steam Top 10 Jan 17, 2016, 23:46 Brumbek
 
If you want to know why Dragon's Dogma is the best game ever, watch this video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o2UrLNP3ruw

Those of us who "get it" absolutely love Dragon's Dogma. I hope you "get it" too.
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
1. Re: Steam Top 10 Jan 17, 2016, 16:42 Brumbek
 
So happy to see Dragon's Dogma at the top. Dogma is such a brilliant game. Criminally under-rated over the years. I mean, seriously, the game is one of the best I've ever played. The creativity and diversity of combat, the open-world, the adorable pawns. Dogma is a masterpiece, even with its flaws.

Seriously, people, give it a try! I put it right up there with FFVI, Chrono Trigger, Red Dead Redemption, Metal Gear Solid V. It's one of the most rewarding gameplay experiences ever.
 
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News Comments > New Hitman Goes Fully Episodic
5. Re: New Hitman Goes Fully Episodic Jan 14, 2016, 19:51 Brumbek
 
Tyrric wrote on Jan 14, 2016, 19:23:
You never go full episodic.
HAHA, now that was funny!! Thank you Tyrric for making me laugh at an otherwise disaster of a video game.
 
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News Comments > FINAL FANTASY IX PC Plans
11. Re: FINAL FANTASY IX PC Plans Jan 1, 2016, 03:40 Brumbek
 
Creston wrote on Dec 31, 2015, 15:16:
I always found 9 to be just okay. I played through it twice, I believe, and there are some very fun moments in it, but overall the story is kinda "eh", and the characters aren't as great.
Agree with you about FF9. I know a few people who say it's their favorite Final Fantasy, but it was just so generic. I played it at release back in the day, and it was decent but it was a huge step backwards from the relatively nuanced and mature storytelling of FF7 and FF8. Although FF9 did have some amazing music (not the Melodies of Life trash), so there's that.
 
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News Comments > On Sale
2. Re: On Sale Dec 22, 2015, 18:06 Brumbek
 
Wallshadows wrote on Dec 22, 2015, 17:29:
FF:ARR for $4.30 is a damn steal even though it's not a Steam key.
Except you have to pay $12-15 a month to play it...so it isn't much a steal at all IMO. But I really hate monthly subscriptions since it makes no sense to charge a guy who plays 10 hours a month the same as a guy who plays 200 hours.
 
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News Comments > Sword Coast Legends Free Weekend
6. Re: Sword Coast Legends Free Weekend Dec 18, 2015, 00:07 Brumbek
 
Saboth wrote on Dec 17, 2015, 21:31:
How's the single player? I'm fine with it being a semi-ok D&D clone that feels like Diablo. I just have no interest in partying with anyone else.
Well, the single-player is absolutely terrible compared to Dragon Age Origins. But if you want a very, very generic story that's poorly told through bad cutscenes and average dialogue, it's ok I guess. There's just so many better games, both D&D and otherwise.
 
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News Comments > Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen Date, Specs
4. Re: Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen Date, Specs Dec 17, 2015, 19:14 Brumbek
 
Alamar wrote on Dec 17, 2015, 19:05:
I picked this up a year or two ago for PS3... After seeing it compared to Demons/Dark Souls a bunch... Extremely disappointing, but I should go back and give it more of a chance... Some day...
Please do give it a second chance. It takes a good 5-10 hours to really fall in love with it. I consider it one of the best games ever made, no lie. The scope and quality of the game is astounding. It has some of the best combat ever plus tons of secrets and quests and gear. And it has a phenomenal story if you actually see the whole thing through.

Dragon's Dogma Dark Arisen is IMO one of the best video games ever made. EVER.
 
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News Comments > Remastered Turok Released
5. Re: Remastered Turok Released Dec 17, 2015, 19:12 Brumbek
 
jacobvandy wrote on Dec 17, 2015, 18:25:
Yeah... $20 is a bit much for a port. You can play at higher resolution and it looks like the wall of fog is a bit further off, but all the assets look the same as they were almost 20 years ago. They play it off like that was intentional, so they're using the term "remastered" very loosely here.
In Night Dive Studios' defense, they don't use the word remaster on the Steam page. They simply call it Turok, which is accurate. It is the exact same game with minor tweaks to make it work on modern machines. But yeah, $20 for nearly the same PC release from 1997 is absurd. $5 would be more reasonable.
 
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News Comments > Steamship Ahoy - FINAL FANTASY VI
1. Re: Steamship Ahoy - FINAL FANTASY VI Dec 16, 2015, 17:22 Brumbek
 
Those horrible mobile sprite graphics are an abomination. And Square has the gall to tell us "painstakingly recreated graphics" for characters...and yet the world graphics are hideous. Seriously, the game looks way better on ZSNES emulator. Square ruining another beloved classic...sigh...  
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News Comments > Path of Exile Patched
11. Re: Path of Exile Patched Dec 12, 2015, 13:12 Brumbek
 
Wowbagger_TIP wrote on Dec 12, 2015, 02:21:
Not really. For a lot of players, a pretty large part of the game is theory crafting a build or crafting items. PoE is far better at these things. The combat in PoE is good as well. It just doesn't have the same visceral effect you can get from having physics applied to the corpses. That's a trade-off for being able to use those corpses in interesting ways.
Agreed. My biggest problem with the game now is it simply has too many skills that aren't interesting. They keep adding so many skill options, but so few are actually powerful and unique. It's sort of like you can have any flavor of bland you want...

Once again, I think they should learn from Diablo 3. It would be so much better to have 40 interesting skill options than 100 poorly balanced ones.

So much of the really fun stuff in PoE only happens once you play a character for 60+ hours...that's bad game design IMO. But I'll grant you it caters to the hardcore Twitch guys...
 
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News Comments > Path of Exile Patched
7. Re: Path of Exile Patched Dec 11, 2015, 13:31 Brumbek
 
Gadzooks wrote on Dec 11, 2015, 12:19:
Think ill wait for the next expansion to start playing again. The game play additions in that look to add a bit of life to the game.
Agreed. The next expansion will hopefully give us actual end-game content with that daily labryinth and "prestige" type classes modifications. PoE just can't keep up with Diablo 3's awesome additions and changes. This new league gives us...some trinkets...that just isn't good enough.

ItBurn wrote on Dec 11, 2015, 10:58:
The single biggest thing this game needs is a physics engine. Killing is simply not fun enough. Is that a planned feature?
Sadly, I doubt physics will ever happen. PoE's engine just isn't built for it and their programmers just aren't technical enough for it. It would be cool to have, but right now the exact location of all enemies and corpses is static because the game uses many skills like corpse explosion. Adding physics would totally destroy their current systems...sadly.
 
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News Comments > Dark Souls III in April
2. Re: Dark Souls III in April Dec 4, 2015, 13:14 Brumbek
 
Well we finally will be getting the visual fidelity promised in Dark Souls 2. It will be glorious to have Bloodborne-level visuals with 60+ FPS on PC!  
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