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Signed On Apr 26, 2011, 18:32
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News Comments > Amazon Buys Twitch
19. Re: Amazon Buys Twitch Aug 25, 2014, 19:43 Primalchrome
 
Fion wrote on Aug 25, 2014, 18:30:
Google has already pushed 3/4 of the game-based channels off the site because of their rights management bullshit. I'd have hated to see that happen on twitch.
Uhm. You realize that Twitch wasn't owned by Google when that change was made? Rights management will be addressed by Amazon as well.
 
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News Comments > Amazon Buys Twitch
12. Re: Amazon Buys Twitch Aug 25, 2014, 18:07 Primalchrome
 
Cutter wrote on Aug 25, 2014, 17:35:
Why would they pay a billion dollars for something no one has ever heard of?
ROFL. It's one of the top ten peak traffic sites on the internet and 'no one has ever heard of' them. They're buying the brand, the contracts, and the infrastructure. Whether its worth a Billion? Google and Amazon both seem to think enough people know about it to make it worth their while. >shrug<
 
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News Comments > Amazon Buys Twitch
4. Re: Amazon Buys Twitch Aug 25, 2014, 17:25 Primalchrome
 
Great. There goes my last hope of getting to ChromeCast Twitch streams to my plasma. Sigh.  
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News Comments > Wargaming Boasts 100M Registered Players
2. Re: Wargaming Boasts 100M Registered Players Aug 12, 2014, 17:50 Primalchrome
 
Out of curiosity, I'd like to see numbers on concurrent players. I know of 10-15 accounts that have been created...played for a week...and abandoned.

That said, there are a LOT of people playing that are very passionate about the title.
 
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News Comments > SSI Vets form TSI
11. Re: SSI Vets form TSI Aug 8, 2014, 17:35 Primalchrome
 
This could be a great thing for future turn based titles... Glad to see so many folks share fond memories of the old gold box titles.  
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News Comments > Wings! Remastered Edition Takes Off This Year
5. Re: Wings! Remastered Edition Takes Off This Year Aug 8, 2014, 11:27 Primalchrome
 
I'm with Creston. I don't know how many hours I spent playing Wings with my old Epyx joystick (what a great design). It was great for its time....but that time has passed.  
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News Comments > The International Tourney on TV
4. Re: The International Tourney on TV Jul 17, 2014, 18:01 Primalchrome
 
Yakubs wrote on Jul 17, 2014, 16:58:
Actually it has more to do with the size of the International prize pool. But let's not let that stop us from trying to incite a LoL vs Dota2 fanboy war.
Don't be ridiculous, this is Blues. The very mention of any MOBA is met with nothing but disdain and yelling for kids to get off your lawn...

Why would a prize pool have anything to do with ESPN picking it up? Viewers equate ad revenue.....which is the grail of any organization. Almost every adult gamer in the US knows Steam/Valve/Gabe, so it is perfectly reasonable that a Valve game would make headway into being broadcast on ESPN. At the end of the day it's good news for any game trying to develop a pro scene.....even though Twitch or Azubu probably already has an entrenched position with the younger 'cut the cord' market.
 
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News Comments > The International Tourney on TV
2. Re: The International Tourney on TV Jul 17, 2014, 16:08 Primalchrome
 
League of Legends Season 3 Worlds had 32 million viewers. DotA2 will be lucky to have a quarter that many. I guess it's all in who you know.  
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News Comments > Divinity: Original Sin Patch Introduces AI Personalities
1. Re: Divinity: Original Sin Patch Introduces AI Personalities Jul 15, 2014, 20:51 Primalchrome
 
Really glad to see Steam Workshop integration.  
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News Comments > Op Ed
5. Re: Op Ed Jul 15, 2014, 11:30 Primalchrome
 
TheEmissary wrote on Jul 15, 2014, 11:12:
If you play or enjoy any type of online multiplayer it isn't quite as easy to simply choose not to buy it. More often than not if you want to continue playing an online game you are goaded in to buying the DLC or suffer reduced matchmaking pools or reduced number of populated servers running without the dlc.
It really still is that easy. It's a choice. If you don't like the way Battlefield DutyFall 2014 is handling their DLC, play a different title. There are plenty of options out there unless you're into something very niche. If you *choose* to buy the DLC, don't complain, just realize it is the cost of doing business.

I've quit plenty of games because of silly DLC taxes to remain relevant. But the flip side is that I've spent obscene amounts on other games because I enjoyed the experience I was purchasing/leasing/consuming.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
3. Re: Op Ed Jul 15, 2014, 10:26 Primalchrome
 
Cutter pretty much nailed it. If you don't like it...don't buy it. If publishers are incentivized to sell crap DLC, the trend will only grow. That being said, I tend to buy games after release (read: on sale) and then buy the DLC I want....or get the GotY edition. Some of it's great stuff like CivV, Borderlands2, or Xcom. Others....it feels like there is more DLC than the original game (and all of it is piss poor).  
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News Comments > Cliff Bleszinski Talks a Blue Streak
15. Re: Cliff Bleszinski Talks a Blue Streak Jul 10, 2014, 12:53 Primalchrome
 
SpectralMeat wrote on Jul 10, 2014, 11:46:
I remember reading that magazine, I might still have my copy somewhere.
I remember picking up that issue for no other reason than to find out what silliness KillCreek was up to.
 
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News Comments > Age of Empires Online Goes Offline
14. Re: Age of Empires Online Goes Offline Jul 2, 2014, 11:05 Primalchrome
 
Task wrote on Jul 2, 2014, 10:52:
I'm curious when a headline will say mech warrior online goes offline, since micro$haft is getting a quick buck from that as well by loaning out the license, it has a smaller or similar population to this game (as in extremely niche)
Not going to happen any time soon. They released the clan mechs a couple of weeks ago. This provides them a massive cash influx that should push it through at least another couple of years.
 
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News Comments > Play PC Titanfall for Free
12. Re: Play PC Titanfall for Free Jun 20, 2014, 10:21 Primalchrome
 
Whatever happened to all the posts proclaiming TitanFall as the greatest FPS ever created? Anecdotal, yes, but I don't know a single person that is still playing more than a match or two a week.  
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News Comments > Play PC Titanfall for Free
11. Re: Play PC Titanfall for Free Jun 20, 2014, 10:18 Primalchrome
 
Xero wrote on Jun 20, 2014, 09:18:
Actually they got a great idea. It's something Steam should look into.
Steam has been doing something similar for years. There are Free Weekends for different titles popping up every other week or so. There are also a number of f2p games available on Steam 365 days a year...
 
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News Comments > Team Fortress 2 Love & War Patch Released
8. Re: Team Fortress 2 Love & War Patch Released Jun 20, 2014, 10:11 Primalchrome
 
ViRGE wrote on Jun 19, 2014, 16:44:
descender wrote on Jun 19, 2014, 12:27:
We were too busy making these great guns worse.
TF2 as an idea and in presentation is fantastic. TF2 as a game is absolutely terrible these days.
(rolling eyes) You don't LIKE the game...but that doesn't make it terrible or unbalanced. Unbalanced means that there is an one loadout to rule them all. But....guess what....there isn't. There is no single loadout or team comp that I see across the board on servers. It is wildly varied from game to game....mod to mod... But that in no way makes it unbalanced.

And no, I don't play often any more, but I have two kids in the room playing on a consistent basis....so I get more exposure than I choose.
 
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News Comments > Team Fortress 2 Countdown
27. Re: Team Fortress 2 Countdown Jun 17, 2014, 20:00 Primalchrome
 
Here we go!  
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News Comments > Team Fortress 2 Countdown
12. Re: Team Fortress 2 Countdown Jun 17, 2014, 11:34 Primalchrome
 
I never really saw it as being designed as a competitive game... Kind of like UT versus Quake....Quake was capable of pro-level play while UT was designed to be fun. There are strong competitive elements, but the core design was for player enjoyment.

Though, if you want some strong teamplay action, TF2 with a few friends is a riot. Between the inter-class reliance and the wide variety of weaponry (while still maintaining class identity), it provides widely varying experiences regardless of game mode. I still play with quite a few of the original weapons or the early vintage gear and have a blast.
 
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News Comments > Team Fortress 2 Countdown
4. Re: Team Fortress 2 Countdown Jun 17, 2014, 10:11 Primalchrome
 
Still a fun game after 6 years... Steam Workshop and FTP has done a LOT for the longevity of this game. You can joke about hats and the like, but if that's all you see, you haven't spent much time with it over the years.  
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News Comments > SCS Software Dev vs Valve
11. Re: SCS Software Dev vs Valve Jun 16, 2014, 17:24 Primalchrome
 
ASeven wrote on Jun 16, 2014, 12:09:
https://twitter.com/GranPC/status/478554937111371776

Apparently, the vulnerability isn't even fixed.

I find this to be an abuse of power from Valve. It's never good to have an almost monopoly of a market, in this case PC games digital distribution, because shit like this will happen.
How, exactly, is this an abuse of power from Valve? If I tell you that your front door lock is defective and I can pick it with these three little bits of metal....does that give me the right to thwart said lock and come in to use your kitchen and restroom as I please? Or even better, tell a community of anonymous dirtbags how to do it and perhaps exploit it in even more creative ways?
 
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