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Signed On Mar 1, 2011, 00:49
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
48. Re: Steam Top 10 May 19, 2014, 14:02 jacobvandy
 
It takes 25 minutes to run across the map and meet up with your buddy, you really didn't even get to start playing!  
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
37. Re: Steam Top 10 May 19, 2014, 00:27 jacobvandy
 
Cutter wrote on May 18, 2014, 23:22:
Jerykk wrote on May 18, 2014, 19:18:
And you make this assumption based on... what, exactly? Your own personal distaste for the game? According to Steam's concurrent player stats, the highest concurrent player count for DayZ was 45,398. Today's peak was 30,001. While obviously a decrease (which is common among most games), the numbers still suggest a high level of retention for a game that's been out for months.

And you make that assumption based on what? 2 peak numbers? Those numbers are a pittance. And I said I'd like to see what the average hours played versus total sales are, not concurrent players today. And what does that even mean anyway if they were only online for 30 minutes? I know a metric shit ton of people who bought Minecraft because its popular and ended up feeling ripped off after an hour. You're confusing sales numbers with quality and longevity.

Lmao, yeah, being in the top 10 most active games on Steam is a pittance. I suppose you don't have a game there because it's not worth your time, right? There are only so many DayZ owners, if the majority of them played for 30 minutes and then quit for good, you would not have a chance in hell for 30,000 of them to randomly be playing at the same time.

BTW, according to Steam Charts, which has been tracking player counts every hour for every game since July 2012, DayZ has been played for a total of 13.2 million hours. That's an average of 6.5 hours per person who owns it. Hmm, it appears that's only the last 30 days, too... I'm gonna try to find somewhere that has a measure of the total number of hours played, all-time.

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News Comments > Steam Top 10
21. Re: Steam Top 10 May 18, 2014, 17:17 jacobvandy
 
Lmao,calling someone that just makes you sound even more like an out of touch old codger. It's not the best selling game on PC for months straight just for the sake of being popular... Compare Goat Simulator, an actual fad game with no substance to back it up. All of your internet in crowd bought it and joked about it, but it dropped off the radar almost immediately.  
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
6. Re: Steam Top 10 May 18, 2014, 12:49 jacobvandy
 
And that's the rub, plain and simple. Early Access is honest, people don't care if it's unfinished, if it's worth playing they will buy it. Big publishers catch flak for inappropriately labeling their games as finished, polished. Their business model often depends entirely on suckering you in to that preorder or day one purchase, and leaving you out in the cold from then on... Participating in Early Access would be a big step forward for them, but it undermines that entire strategy of empty promises and big budget hype.  
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News Comments > The Division Delayed
13. Re: The Division Delayed May 15, 2014, 23:31 jacobvandy
 
Er, it was one of the most highly-lauded showings at E3 last year... What I'm wondering, is whether this has anything to do with SOE bringing out H1Z1. I'm sure Ubi thought they would solidly trounce DayZ, but with additional, more mainstream competition in the genre (open world survival with free-form PVP), they may have decided to hold it back, polish it up more, and be able to respond directly to things SOE does in their game.  
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News Comments > Far Cry 4 Announced
9. Re: Far Cry 4 Announced May 15, 2014, 14:12 jacobvandy
 
Ugh, already sick of this 5-platform support crap. New generation of consoles comes out, and we're still being held back by 10-year-old hardware. What's the deal?  
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News Comments > Diablo III Turns Two - Birthday Bonuses
14. Re: Diablo III Turns Two - Birthday Bonuses May 15, 2014, 03:41 jacobvandy
 
Going on 4 legs and 3 plans in an hour, and the bonus only started up halfway through that. :p

Fuck the haters.
 
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News Comments > DayZ Source Code Compromised?
6. Re: DayZ Source Code Compromised? May 14, 2014, 20:11 jacobvandy
 
[VG]Reagle wrote on May 14, 2014, 19:26:
Who would steal the DayZ source code? Someone who wants to figure out how not to code? DayZ is a bug fest at best, a waste of time and money at worst. It makes Goat Simulator look like a shining example of game design.

Selling cheats for online games is a multi million dollar industry... If it helps them make better hacks, the source code can be very valuable.
 
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News Comments > Capcom GameSpy Shutdown Update
5. Re: Capcom GameSpy Shutdown Update May 13, 2014, 07:14 jacobvandy
 
Yeah, that is a strikingly short list of games they're bothering to mention there...  
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News Comments > GOG.com Spring Insomnia Sale
2. Re: GOG.com Spring Insomnia Sale May 12, 2014, 20:25 jacobvandy
 
Ain't nobody got time for that.  
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News Comments > Darksiders "Not Dead"
15. Re: Darksiders May 12, 2014, 15:54 jacobvandy
 
It's a(nother) console genre... If you never liked those kinds of games, you won't like it just because you have it on PC. Especially if you try to use KBM.  
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News Comments > On Sale
6. Re: On Sale May 11, 2014, 20:16 jacobvandy
 
Task wrote on May 11, 2014, 19:21:
Wait, so the doom 3 super edition doesn't support mods? wth

Correct, its a port of the console version they released, complete with downgraded visuals. Well, to be fair they did improve some effects and assets but the textures are definitely worse, and the lighting much less moody and atmospheric. I.e. they eliminated the need for a flashlight with the BFG edition.
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
8. Re: Steam Top 10 May 11, 2014, 14:19 jacobvandy
 
Yeah, when I noticed that I thought it was pretty slick. It's a mechanic that is merciful as well as limiting of excess farming. You can reset the enemies spawn count if you want, though, with a rare item you burn at a bonfire. They'll be one degree more difficult, too, even bosses.  
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News Comments > Homeworld Remastered Collector's Edition Preorders
10. Re: Homeworld Remastered Collector's Edition Preorders May 10, 2014, 08:51 jacobvandy
 
Seriously, who doesn't have Prime? Do you still buy stuff in stores or some shit?  
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News Comments > New RollerCoaster Tycoon PC Game This Year
7. Re: New RollerCoaster Tycoon PC Game This Year May 7, 2014, 14:12 jacobvandy
 
I'm thinking that, since it's news coming from the mobile game site, they were trying to distinguish this upcoming game from their existing title's free-to-play model. If it is F2P, I don't even know. But premium in the mobile app world generally means you pay a higher price (more than $1-2) and then don't have to deal with microtransactions and such.  
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News Comments > Towns Dev Leaving; Towns 2 Possible
19. Re: Towns Dev Leaving; Towns 2 Possible May 7, 2014, 12:47 jacobvandy
 
Also, if you dig a little deeper, this guy is NOT the original developer of Towns. Those guys (a pair, I think) already stopped working on the game in the past, and this guy came in and agreed to develop it further in exchange for 15% of the net profits going forward. Since the game isn't selling, it's not enough money for him. So basically he's a dumbass for not looking before he leaped, but he's not the root of this game's problems.  
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News Comments > Crimsonland Remake This Summer
2. Re: Crimsonland Remake This Summer May 6, 2014, 20:13 jacobvandy
 
This was one of my favorite top-down shooters ever. I hope they do it justice.  
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News Comments > Valve Offering Earth: Year 2066 Refunds
41. Re: Valve Offering Earth: Year 2066 Refunds May 6, 2014, 19:24 jacobvandy
 
Overon wrote on May 6, 2014, 18:53:
jacobvandy wrote on May 6, 2014, 17:34:
And how would you suggest they do that? Are they supposed to setup lie detector tests for developers new to Steam, or maybe hire detectives to stalk the developers and intercept any potential conspiratorial messages that lay out evil plans like stereotypical action movie villains? The community Greenlights it, and they buy it in Early Access, so they obviously thought it good enough by whatever measures were available. Discovering a major problem later on and then issuing refunds to whoever wants them is just about the most sensible thing that could happen with this kind of situation. Just because you have tons of money, that doesn't mean you should cave to pithy requests to throw it away.
The flaw in your point of view is that Steam had quality control and curation. Don't forget, not anyone could get their games sold on steam. Remember those days? I do. There was no greenlight, and no early access. There were none of these problems. How did they do it then?

The flaw in your point of view is that Greenlight and Early Access are inherently bad ideas. They're not. The vast majority of stuff that flows through is well-received (to varying degrees) and doesn't cause problems. Valve is interested in innovating digital distribution, not making knee-jerk over-reactions to a handful of bad apples. I will grant you that they do need to make some changes to the store to accommodate the influx of releases (which they've started to do, i.e. tags), but to say they should go back to when publisher representation was required is just asinine.
 
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News Comments > Valve Offering Earth: Year 2066 Refunds
34. Re: Valve Offering Earth: Year 2066 Refunds May 6, 2014, 17:34 jacobvandy
 
And how would you suggest they do that? Are they supposed to setup lie detector tests for developers new to Steam, or maybe hire detectives to stalk the developers and intercept any potential conspiratorial messages that lay out evil plans like stereotypical action movie villains? The community Greenlights it, and they buy it in Early Access, so they obviously thought it good enough by whatever measures were available. Discovering a major problem later on and then issuing refunds to whoever wants them is just about the most sensible thing that could happen with this kind of situation. Just because you have tons of money, that doesn't mean you should cave to pithy requests to throw it away.  
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News Comments > Steam Top 10 Redux
33. Re: Steam Top 10 Redux May 5, 2014, 20:55 jacobvandy
 
That's because FPS games don't have dozens of hotkeys. Except ARMA, and everybody hates those controls.  
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