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Nickname EricFate
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Signed On November 20, 2001
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News Comments > The Witcher 3 Breaks $50M Triggering Developer Payday

8. Re: The Witcher 3 Breaks $50M Triggering Developer Payday Feb 20, 2020, 22:20 EricFate
 
Good for them. That was a solid game, through and through.  
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse

3. Re: Evening Metaverse Feb 4, 2020, 08:03 EricFate
 
And despite that, if you ask any popular youtube personality to share their numbers, the revenue share for their monetization has dropped from what would have been a reliable $10K per month for their market base to about $400, if they are lucky. Granted, a lot of them were overvalued, but it seems to me that instead of generating more advertising income, they've simply gotten better at finding ways to keep from paying it through now that they have a broad enough disposable content base to enable them to comfortably ignore complaints.  
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News Comments > GFWL Caused GTA4 Steam Delisting

12. Re: GFWL Caused GTA4 Steam Delisting Jan 14, 2020, 07:55 EricFate
 
Niko turned down one too many invitations to go bowling with his buddy GFWL. By the time it got swapped out for Air Hockey, it was too late to save their relationship.  
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News Comments > Gothic Playable Teaser Released

2. Re: Gothic Playable Teaser Released Dec 13, 2019, 20:39 EricFate
 
Nice. The sound bug made later replays of the original require a bit of a workaround. It will be nice to have a way to avoid that.  
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News Comments > Cube World Nears

6. Re: Cube World Nears Sep 8, 2019, 11:04 EricFate
 
Nice. And much to my amazement, I still have my old login credentials -- and they still appear to be valid.  
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News Comments > Cube World Nears

1. Re: Cube World Nears Sep 7, 2019, 10:19 EricFate
 
I'd kind of forgotten this existed. I'm glad he's continued working on it. I wonder if I still have my old alpha copy on a hard drive somewhere.  
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News Comments > Cliff Bleszinski Comeback?

23. Re: Cliff Bleszinski Comeback? Aug 16, 2019, 07:32 EricFate
 
Someday, I hope to live in a world where nothing Cliff Bleszinski says or does is ever considered newsworthy to anyone.  
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News Comments > Ooblets Team Faces Backlash Over Epic Games Store Deal

15. Re: Ooblets Team Faces Backlash Over Epic Games Store Deal Aug 5, 2019, 23:11 EricFate
 
I've never understood why this is an issue. The game launched on a platform I don't want to buy it on. So I don't buy it until it launches on a platform I use. Problem solved.  
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News Comments > Steam Shields Borderlands Games from Review Bombing

15. Re: Steam Shields Borderlands Games from Review Bombing Apr 6, 2019, 21:20 EricFate
 
It always takes them a good solid year to finish patching the bugs out, at which point it will be on *all* the stores AND probably be on markdown with a decent DLC bundle.

I don't get the outrage.
 
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News Comments > Scrolls Ending Next Week

7. Re: Scrolls Ending Next Week Feb 8, 2018, 08:26 EricFate
 
saluk wrote on Feb 8, 2018, 04:25:
I didn't even realize this game had come out, let alone that it might be good.

It wasn't. Even the most hardcore of Notch fans didn't do much more than mess around with it for an hour, set it aside, and never touch it again. They all went to Hearthstone instead.
 
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News Comments > Marvel Heroes Shutting Down

13. Re: Marvel Heroes Shutting Down Nov 22, 2017, 21:16 EricFate
 
Oh, and remember that Dec 31 deadline? They lied. The servers shut down in two days right before the office gets shuttered. Also, employees will not paid out for any PTO accrual, given any severance, and their medical insurance is ending in 8 days.

Happy Thanksgiving!
 
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News Comments > Marvel Heroes Shutting Down

8. Re: Marvel Heroes Shutting Down Nov 16, 2017, 07:43 EricFate
 
It was one of those games that was fun for a while, but none of the developers really understood what was fun about it. And patch by patch, they eventually managed to remove the fun and were left with a product that nobody was willing to give them money for any longer.  
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News Comments > Evil Genius 2 Announced

13. Re: Evil Genius 2 Announced Jul 5, 2017, 08:15 EricFate
 
It will be worth it if they bundle the finished product with a version of the first game that does not turn into a buggy unplayable mess by the second act.  
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News Comments > Mad Catz Closed

18. Re: Mad Catz Closed Apr 1, 2017, 05:21 EricFate
 
They would have signed the papers to dissolve the company sooner, but they only had Mad Catz pens to work with. The first one was broken out of the box, the second one ran out of ink halfway through the first initial, and the third one only worked from right to left.  
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News Comments > Evening Mobilization

1. Re: Evening Mobilization Feb 3, 2017, 01:07 EricFate
 
Firefox OS was a thing?  
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News Comments > Torment Stretch Goal Changes

18. Re: Torment Stretch Goal Changes Jan 29, 2017, 17:39 EricFate
 
Don't care what the stretch goals were then, don't care now. If more content gets patched in later, great. Gives me an excuse to replay it. If not, didn't care to begin with.  
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News Comments > Gearbox Deathwatch?

7. Re: Gearbox Deathwatch? Dec 30, 2016, 12:56 EricFate
 
Sad, but probably true. At least they were able to get Homeworld updated and working for modern systems. I'll forgive them a lot of their transgressions for just that fact.  
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News Comments > Vaporware Awards

65. Re: Vaporware Awards Dec 29, 2016, 07:11 EricFate
 
BillboBaggins wrote on Dec 28, 2016, 13:07:
I am fine with your envy and I am fine with this game. It is coming along quite nice. When it is out, I'll be sure to send you a big "i told you the fuck so, you fucking prick..." With a smile of course..

When you do finally snap out of it, the blowback is going to be glorious to behold. I'll be curious to see what it finally takes before you reach your breaking point and all that smug turns into rabid frothing.
 
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News Comments > Evening Mobilization

1. Re: Evening Mobilization Dec 19, 2016, 22:32 EricFate
 
T-Mobile started to fall into the same trap as AT&T. Calling to make an account change? Upsell, upsell, upsell. Calling to report an issue? Upsell, upsell, upsell. Calling to check your usage? Upsell, upsell, upsell. Then my connection suddenly went to crap, and their only solution was "We changed formats, so we have to sell you a new phone and an attached 2 year contract to get your connection back up to speed!" So I bought a new phone from someone else and dropped them as a carrier entirely.  
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News Comments > Half-Life Black Mesa Xen This Summer

15. Re: Half-Life Black Mesa Xen This Summer Nov 1, 2016, 21:05 EricFate
 
Did anyone honestly miss Xen? It was the worst part of the original game.  
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