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Gerry Corcoran
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Parallax Abstraction
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Re: Guild Wars II Writers Fired Over Social Media Spat
Jul 6, 2018, 14:33
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Re: Guild Wars II Writers Fired Over Social Media Spat Jul 6, 2018, 14:33
Jul 6, 2018, 14:33
 
The person who was fired has a long and well-documented history of being extremely and publicly toxic (see her openly celebrating the death of TotalBiscuit for only one example.) I suspect this was just the last straw for ArenaNet, especially since she went off on a massive community advocate for their product.

And yet, an army of devs and the press are lining up to defend her and cite this at the latest example of how women are oppressed in gaming and how this was "just a misunderstanding." Bullshit. If the genders in this situation were reversed, this same army of people would be actively trying to destroy their career. The double standards and hypocrisy are bright as the sun here. If you're a piece of shit when representing your employer (especially for as long as she has been), you get what's coming to you, I don't care who you are or what gender you are.
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Re: Gatherings & Competitions
Jul 4, 2018, 09:09
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Re: Gatherings & Competitions Jul 4, 2018, 09:09
Jul 4, 2018, 09:09
 
With there was one word less in that headline.
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Re: MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries Delayed
Jun 19, 2018, 22:16
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Re: MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries Delayed Jun 19, 2018, 22:16
Jun 19, 2018, 22:16
 
Do it right, not fast.
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Re: Tripwire Enters Publishing; Announces Maneater
Jun 13, 2018, 10:34
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Re: Tripwire Enters Publishing; Announces Maneater Jun 13, 2018, 10:34
Jun 13, 2018, 10:34
 
FYI Blue, they're publishing Road Redemption, not Road Rage. Road Rage is a very different, very worse thing.
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Re: Evening Interviews
Jun 8, 2018, 09:49
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Re: Evening Interviews Jun 8, 2018, 09:49
Jun 8, 2018, 09:49
 
itch.io should take a look at what's in their own house before they start criticizing others.
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Re: Game Reviews
May 25, 2018, 11:56
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Re: Game Reviews May 25, 2018, 11:56
May 25, 2018, 11:56
 
After seeing this title, I actually tried to look into why so many Japanese games and companies insist on spelling their names in all caps and I actually didn't come up with much. It still confuses me to this day.
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Re: Apple Rejects iOS Steam Link App
May 25, 2018, 09:13
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Re: Apple Rejects iOS Steam Link App May 25, 2018, 09:13
May 25, 2018, 09:13
 
And if Microsoft did this with Windows, people would be screaming bloody murder.

Microsoft was found to be an "anti-competitive monopoly" because they bundled Internet Explorer with Windows. Apple does that and far more and now they're banning apps from being allowed on their premium priced devices because they might dissuade people from buying the garbage skinner box games that little their app store. This is completely anti-consumer. Comparing this to Amazon not allowing a competing retailer to advertise on their site is a false equivalance at best.
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Re: Into the Black
May 24, 2018, 23:18
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Re: Into the Black May 24, 2018, 23:18
May 24, 2018, 23:18
 
I can say without question that the YouTube and live streaming I now do, I would likely have never considered doing were it not for the benefit that a few, including TotalBiscuit, provided. Love him or hate him (and believe me, I disagreed with him a lot), he gave me the confidence to find my voice and to believe that what I had to say could be of value to someone.

I've had little success on YouTube and only a bit more in streaming but these efforts have paid massive dividends in my life that have made the time, effort and money worthwhile. They've helped massively with my social anxiety, speaking ability and overall confidence, plus the knowledge I've gained from sorting out the myriad technical issues that come with this stuff have helped my career in IT as well.

None of this would have happened without people like TB making me feel that yeah, I can totally do this too. For that, I will forever be in his debt. To say that he and those like him haven't had a massive effect on the way games are covered and talked about is to deny reality. I wish his family nothing but the best in this difficult time.

Rest in peace John.
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Re: No Borderlands 3 at E3?
May 16, 2018, 13:31
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Re: No Borderlands 3 at E3? May 16, 2018, 13:31
May 16, 2018, 13:31
 
Cyberpunk is unfortunately behind closed doors only.
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Re: Get Stories: The Path of Destinies for Free
May 12, 2018, 17:08
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Re: Get Stories: The Path of Destinies for Free May 12, 2018, 17:08
May 12, 2018, 17:08
 
I did a first impressions video of this back when it was new.

It's an interesting game where it's cartoony but deals with dark themes of war and betrayal. You end up playing the same story over many times but each time, you can unlock additional choices and places to visit. Ultimately, your goal is to make the best decisions to get the best ending.

The combat's nothing innovative but it's a really neat approach to story telling. I never finished it but did play it quite a bit after recording the video.

The devs made this free to drum up hype for the next game, Oversight, which comes out in the next week. Planning to stream it and probably do a video of that too. This was worth checking out for real money and for free, it's a no brainer.
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Re: Steam Survey Win7 Error Fixed
May 5, 2018, 22:35
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Re: Steam Survey Win7 Error Fixed May 5, 2018, 22:35
May 5, 2018, 22:35
 
Yeah, because Valve has to give a damn about that.
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Re: GeForce 1060 Hotfix
May 4, 2018, 11:36
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Re: GeForce 1060 Hotfix May 4, 2018, 11:36
May 4, 2018, 11:36
 
Given that this was only happening with this specific version of this driver, it's more of an NVIDIA problem I'd say.

People still love to go on about how buggy AMD drivers are but in the last year, the number of driver flubs NVIDIA's made (including that one version that bricked a bunch of cards by turning their fans off) is incredible. But NVIDIA seems to get away with murder these days (said as a 1080 owner.)
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Re: Evening Tech Bits
Apr 27, 2018, 10:58
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Re: Evening Tech Bits Apr 27, 2018, 10:58
Apr 27, 2018, 10:58
 
Good. They're terrible routers. Need an application to manage, weak radios and they're garbage to use for gaming because you'll almost always have strict NAT with them. Good riddance. Any number of cheaper routers are substantially better.
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Re: Comments on Steam User Reviews Disabled by Default
Apr 26, 2018, 12:17
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Re: Comments on Steam User Reviews Disabled by Default Apr 26, 2018, 12:17
Apr 26, 2018, 12:17
 
Such a nuanced, productive comment.
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Re: Evening Consolidation
Apr 24, 2018, 13:05
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Re: Evening Consolidation Apr 24, 2018, 13:05
Apr 24, 2018, 13:05
 
I'll be streaming that game on day one for sure. David Cage games often become train wrecks in spots but they're always fascinating train wrecks that no one else does. I'm looking forward to it.
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Re: Morning Interviews
Apr 24, 2018, 12:44
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Re: Morning Interviews Apr 24, 2018, 12:44
Apr 24, 2018, 12:44
 
Given how he's mismanged nearly every project Double Fine has had, to the point where they have to rely on crowdfunding because no publisher will work with them, and then have constantly mismanaged the crowdfunded projects too, I'd say there are a number of times when his career in games should have been over by now. And I say that as a huge fan of Schafer's previous work, pretty much up until Double Fine's crowdfunding era. I'm one of the suckers who put down $100 towards the train wreck that was Broken Age.
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Re: Darwin Project Goes Free-to-Play
Apr 22, 2018, 00:04
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Re: Darwin Project Goes Free-to-Play Apr 22, 2018, 00:04
Apr 22, 2018, 00:04
 
Given that it started development well before Fortnite's BR mode was even announced, no, not at all. And given that Fortnite blatantly ripped off PUBF (right down to the timing), not exactly the best comparison.
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Re: Saturday Consolidation
Apr 14, 2018, 22:53
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Re: Saturday Consolidation Apr 14, 2018, 22:53
Apr 14, 2018, 22:53
 
It AtGames is so much as 1% involved in this project, run far, far away from it.
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Re: Steam Spy Ending Due to Steam Privacy Changes
Apr 11, 2018, 10:32
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Re: Steam Spy Ending Due to Steam Privacy Changes Apr 11, 2018, 10:32
Apr 11, 2018, 10:32
 
So in addition to having a horrible to use web site, a marketplace full of shovelware and scams that makes discoverability impossible and is killing indies, with some of the worst customer support in the entire games industry, Valve has now destroyed the ability for the tools that gave a modicum of transparency into their black box to function. They could have worked on a private API to allow these places to work but didn't. It's almost like they're trying to hide away information that the big AAA publishers (who made up like 90% of Steam's revenue last year) keep trying to hide from the public.

"Our lord and saviour GabeN" is NOT your friend and never has been. Valve is in this for the money, the same as any AAA publisher people love to hate.
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Re: Evening Tech Bits
Apr 11, 2018, 09:14
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Re: Evening Tech Bits Apr 11, 2018, 09:14
Apr 11, 2018, 09:14
 
"Buy 4 in a RAID bundle, get 10,000 shares in the company!"
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