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Description Older, smarter, better.
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Signed On Jun 11, 2012, 20:08
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News Comments > Hololens Minecraft Announced
7. Re: Hololens Minecraft Announced Jun 15, 2015, 14:37 Axis
 
Do we need to mention... PORN!?  
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News Comments > Hololens Minecraft Announced
5. Re: Hololens Minecraft Announced Jun 15, 2015, 14:31 Axis
 
"Zag grabbed his Xbox controller..."

AAAaaaaand I shut down.

Restart.

"..on my Surface"

AAAaaaaand I'm getting to old for this shit...

Had to play it tho, need to see what the buzz is all about... and something smells fishy...
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
5. Re: Morning Metaverse Jun 15, 2015, 14:16 Axis
 
jdreyer wrote on Jun 15, 2015, 13:53:
Axis wrote on Jun 15, 2015, 13:35:
Hulu still has it wrong. Yes everyone would prefer less advertisement, but that's not why people are leaving.

People are leaving because they can't stream all the show episodes on their TV, *some* have to be from a computer only. And while hooking up a PC to the TV is easy for many, it's annoying enough to cancel subscriptions.

So that's the answer for you Hulu execs who won't read any of this.


I think making people pay and still forcing ads is probably the biggest reason, especially since the competition does not. If you're going to force ads on the pay option, have one short ad at the start and that's it. I agree that the limitation you mention is just stupid as well.

I've also noticed on Hulu, that not all the episodes from the season are available. Do they make them all available under Hulu+?

Hulu has most TV shows most of the time on +, but the restriction is the PC one I mentioned. Hulu really hasn't had any popular mainstream competition, and most people are used to ads, everywhere. And coming from my view, someone who cut the cord primarily because of how much I hated ads, Hulu's ads were more than acceptable comparatively. But sure, it also was a part of the reason to cancel, just not *the* reason.

The problem is Hulu had momentum but it's waned for far too long. "Hulu" went hand in hand with "Netflix" in conversations, and since Hulu hasn't been able to get anyone worth a shit in their licensing department (or possibly PR), they may have missed their opportunity.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
4. Re: Morning Tech Bits Jun 15, 2015, 13:40 Axis
 
Someone let Nick Statt in on the joke yet? PC games have never, ever suffered. Ever.

Just one of the many fads and falsehoods people will feel stupid to have believed in and propagated about in their lifetime.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
3. Re: Morning Metaverse Jun 15, 2015, 13:35 Axis
 
Hulu still has it wrong. Yes everyone would prefer less advertisement, but that's not why people are leaving.

People are leaving because they can't stream all the show episodes on their TV, *some* have to be from a computer only. And while hooking up a PC to the TV is easy for many, it's annoying enough to cancel subscriptions.

So that's the answer for you Hulu execs who won't read any of this.

 
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News Comments > Dota 2 Reborn Beta
3. Re: Dota 2 Reborn Beta Jun 13, 2015, 21:27 Axis
 
Thanks for the info ere4s3r, I may give that another look (if I can get pasty the overdone heroics).  
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News Comments > etc., etc.
1. Re: etc., etc. Jun 13, 2015, 18:11 Axis
 
I have the beta, I've banned it.  
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News Comments > Saturday Safety Dance
1. Re: Saturday Safety Dance Jun 13, 2015, 16:19 Axis
 
The incompetence of the Obama administration is stunning, but not unexpected. But ya, keep focusing on shit that don't matter...  
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News Comments > Chris Avellone Leaves Obsidian
64. Re: Chris Avellone Leaves Obsidian Jun 12, 2015, 09:00 Axis
 
Jerykk wrote on Jun 11, 2015, 23:40:
Axis wrote on Jun 11, 2015, 08:48:
You are wrong, I never said "Divinity has sold more units because it's a better game" Nor did I say anything about Pillars being a failure. You just wasted a ton of your life googling dumb shit that don't matter.

I said Pillars was a good game, and I said better games get better attention for longer. And the subject was length of time on steam charts.

So... you claim you never said that Divinity sold more because it's a better a game, but you did say that Divinity got more attention because better games get more attention. Do you not see the inherent contradiction there? Probably not, actually. I don't think you've put a lot of thought into this.

While I believe D:OS is most definitely a better game, time hasn't proven it to make it conclusive in context of sales charts. We're comparing AAA RPG giant Obsidian vs Lil Larian. Obsidian had the money, marketing, history, and sales pitches, Larian had word of mouth.

It's you who hasn't put any thought into this, just a bunch of links trying to prove something that not only isn't provable, but isn't worth trying as you did.
 
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News Comments > Chris Avellone Leaves Obsidian
61. Re: Chris Avellone Leaves Obsidian Jun 11, 2015, 13:06 Axis
 
Gimme a fucking break Verno, that's the kind of argument that makes me not take you seriously often.

Obsidian sequeled the Fallout series, SWTOR series, NWN, made SPSOT, Wasteland 2, marketed with constant dips in the Baldurs Gate pool, etc. AND, are going to be making the Pathfinder series. They have some of the heftiest RPG nostalgia factor in the business with plenty of modern mega hits, all before the Pillars hype.

Comparing Obsidian to Larian would be laughable in any normal conversation with most of you "where the wind blows" opinion riders...

This comment was edited on Jun 11, 2015, 13:38.
 
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News Comments > Morning Interviews
1. Re: Morning Interviews Jun 11, 2015, 09:37 Axis
 
How to fix gaming for women and minorities? How about Women get "Have a Baby" simulator, and minorities can have "Jump the Fence" sim?

Stupid shit deserves stupid shit. Gaming already appeals to everyone.
 
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News Comments > Chris Avellone Leaves Obsidian
59. Re: Chris Avellone Leaves Obsidian Jun 11, 2015, 08:48 Axis
 
You are wrong, I never said "Divinity has sold more units because it's a better game" Nor did I say anything about Pillars being a failure. You just wasted a ton of your life googling dumb shit that don't matter.

I said Pillars was a good game, and I said better games get better attention for longer. And the subject was length of time on steam charts.

And since we have a no-name developer Larian versus a juggernaut like Obsidian, the facts speak for themselves.

So there ya have it, epeen, fanboy, and egg on your face Jerykk -- your subconscious is getting the better of you.
 
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News Comments > Chris Avellone Leaves Obsidian
53. Re: Chris Avellone Leaves Obsidian Jun 10, 2015, 13:00 Axis
 
I guess offering facts that undermine your argument makes me a troll?

The facts speak for themselves which isn't very important depending on how they are taken in. It was your "IWD re-release poor sales means BG fans aren't around" that made me realize you were getting desperate.

As for epeen, if there's a game I''m hopeful for but tanks (Wii U, Ouya, etc), I admit it. If one I hate does well (GW2), I admit it. But this board has a history of posters who don't admit it when it's plain for all to see, and I have no problem calling them out...
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
1. Re: Morning Metaverse Jun 10, 2015, 12:53 Axis
 
The only reason I care at all about 1080p and up is porn details.

Seeing every zit on a news anchor's face is not near as interesting as seeing it on a naked chicks ass...
 
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News Comments > Chris Avellone Leaves Obsidian
48. Re: Chris Avellone Leaves Obsidian Jun 10, 2015, 09:12 Axis
 
harlock wrote on Jun 10, 2015, 09:09:
Axis wrote on Jun 10, 2015, 08:51:
I was taking you serious at first, but the last few replies you sound like an angry Pillars troll who can't accept that a nobody like Larian beatdown your favorite developer on every front.

CJ is 100% correct. So am I.

i bet you were the kind of kid who went around crying "my dad can beat up your dad!"

keep it up guys, your antics goes great with coffee

Apparently you are the kind of kid who goes around trolling at anything, first true 'troll' I've seen in this thread. Jerykk was just sounding like one at the end there, you are.
 
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News Comments > Chris Avellone Leaves Obsidian
46. Re: Chris Avellone Leaves Obsidian Jun 10, 2015, 08:51 Axis
 
Jerykk wrote on Jun 10, 2015, 02:17:
Again: You started with the "mainstream appeal" so you'd have to defend your use of it and not I.

I already explained my use of "mainstream appeal." I used it the same way anyone would use the term "mainstream." Apparently you're the one exception?

In any case, no, there's not a very high chance of mainstream (and by mainstream, I mean average/casual/non-hardcore) gamers having heard of BG, ID or PST. Go to E3 and take a survey of how many people have played or even heard of PST (the game Avellone is most known for). I'd love to see the results.

The Obsidian brand holds value to people who loved FO1&2, ID and PST. To anyone else, it is meaningless.

So if a KS RPG is advertised as "from the makers of BG, IwD and PST", games which have sold in the millions of copies and that have a legendary historical reputation PLUS that have pretty popular remakes that were made available across a wide range of platforms including Steam, GOG, and even mobile crap like iOS, come on... no contest on ALL levels compared to the rather unknown dudes from Belgium with their poorly handled (by their publishers) international releases Divine Divinity or the Dragon Knight Saga.

Obsidian never advertised themselves as the makers of BG, which is easily the most well-known of the IE games and the series that received successful remasters across multiple platforms. Here's another fun fact: The Icewind Dale remaster has sold around 45k copies on Steam. Pretty popular, eh? All those mainstream gamers really embracing Obsidian's legendary historical status!

I was taking you serious at first, but the last few replies you sound like an angry Pillars troll who can't accept that a nobody like Larian beatdown your favorite developer on every front.

CJ is 100% correct. So am I.

 
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News Comments > Chris Avellone Leaves Obsidian
39. Re: Chris Avellone Leaves Obsidian Jun 9, 2015, 23:29 Axis
 
If there's any comparisons to be made, they need to be genre specific and with similar release schedules and offerings.

500k for D:OS versus 370k for Pillars in the first 2 months. Aside from that, D:OS managed to grab 830k steam sales so far in a year, and modding really hasn't even taken off.

Regardless, steam charts and stat spying has it's place and is useful to those who can cut through the crap.
 
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News Comments > Chris Avellone Leaves Obsidian
37. Re: Chris Avellone Leaves Obsidian Jun 9, 2015, 20:49 Axis
 
saluk wrote on Jun 9, 2015, 13:13:
I don't think it dropped in the charts because it wasn't good enough, I think it dropped fast because the market for it bought it right away - and that's kind of that. When you have a small enthusiastic niche market that's what you see. It will spike again, but smaller when it goes on sale. People like me with huge backlogs haven't bought it yet.

D:OS was even more "niche", and it rocked the charts hard for a ridiculously long time despite having been both KS and EA'd on Steam. Pillars had an exceptional amount of press and nostalgia factor, D:OS had people talking praise.

Better games get better attention for longer, just a fact.
 
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News Comments > etc., etc.
1. Re: etc., etc. Jun 9, 2015, 20:44 Axis
 
Many things we love, when shifted to a business, loses much luster.  
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
2. Re: Evening Metaverse Jun 9, 2015, 20:43 Axis
 
Now that the Gov't will be running things, good luck having any American business run cable/fiber in the future.

Google may be the only one, but they've got billions to blow and are buddybuddy with the admin...

 
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