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Re: Evening Previews
Apr 10, 2018, 22:51
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Re: Evening Previews Apr 10, 2018, 22:51
Apr 10, 2018, 22:51
 
Making it vertically oriented would actually be a really cool concept. If they did that, I might be interested.
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Re: Mega Man X Legacy Collection 1 and 2 in July
Apr 10, 2018, 22:48
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Re: Mega Man X Legacy Collection 1 and 2 in July Apr 10, 2018, 22:48
Apr 10, 2018, 22:48
 
I'm very much looking forward to this one. I can understand those who want something new in it but a properly emulated collection is great for me.
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Apr 4, 2018, 12:18
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Apr 4, 2018, 12:18
 
MT Silver wrote on Apr 4, 2018, 11:04:
Damn. I was really hoping they'd go independent from now on, since reacquiring the rights from Square.

They are independent. Warner didn't buy them, they're just putting the HITMAN games on store shelves, since that's basically impossible to do as an independent studio. IO is still independently owned and still owns HITMAN. Publishing relationship != acquisition.
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Re: Star Control Wars
Mar 23, 2018, 12:32
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Re: Star Control Wars Mar 23, 2018, 12:32
Mar 23, 2018, 12:32
 
It's their creation but it's not their property, that's the key difference and the one that's legally important.
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Re: Star Control Wars
Mar 23, 2018, 00:03
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Mar 23, 2018, 00:03
 
jdreyer wrote on Mar 22, 2018, 19:02:
I dunno, seems like Stardock has been pretty reasonable from everything I have read.

From what I've read, Paul and Fred were getting paid royalties from the sales of SC1 and 2 on GOG and had given Stardock their blessing to make a new Star Control game (even though they don't own it any more), as long as they didn't use the original races and ship designs. Stardock agreed to this, also blessing Paul and Fred to make their own game and went on their way, then all of a sudden, Paul and Fred claimed they owned Star Control and Stardock suddenly had no rights to it and they DMCA'd the original games on GOG, even though they legally had no rights to them and even though they were still getting paid for them. And then they started writing those conspiracy theory blogs about Stardock being nefarious. Stardock only lawyered up when the DMCA was invoked, because they had to.

Not a fan of everything Brad Wardell does and honestly, I was super stoked for both the Stardock and Paul and Fred versions of Star Control as Star Control II is my favourite game of all-time. But in this case, Paul and Fred just seem to be out to lunch and someone has planted an idea in their head that if they can just make a big enough stink, they'll somehow just get the IP back.
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Re: Ataribox is Atari VCS
Mar 19, 2018, 23:39
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Re: Ataribox is Atari VCS Mar 19, 2018, 23:39
Mar 19, 2018, 23:39
 
Modern Atari is little more than a ponzi scheme, trying desperately to find something stupid investors will throw their money behind. If this thing even comes out, it'll be a joke. I love modern retro systems but I'm not going anywhere near this thing.
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Mar 16, 2018, 10:07
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Mar 16, 2018, 10:07
 
I stream multiple times a week over on Mixer. Here's the VoD from my Surviving Mars stream.

Also, I completely agree that the game is seriously lacking a good tutorial. My chat was helping me figure a lot of stuff out.
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Mar 15, 2018, 16:52
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Mar 15, 2018, 16:52
 
I streamed a bunch of this last night. It has a few interface quality of life issues and it doesn't have the tongue-in-cheek humour and stellar soundtrack of the Tropico games but this is a really cool and different take on the city builder concept. My stream was over 3 hours and I wanted to keep going.
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Mar 12, 2018, 10:52
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Mar 12, 2018, 10:52
 
The Guardian. Colour me shocked.
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Re: Evening Legal Briefs
Feb 21, 2018, 12:24
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Re: Evening Legal Briefs Feb 21, 2018, 12:24
Feb 21, 2018, 12:24
 
From what I've read, the reason he's suing them is that his partnership contract with Twitch specifically said they had to provide a reason for why his channel was banned and they never have. There's probably more to the story than that though, there always is.
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Feb 16, 2018, 19:40
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Feb 16, 2018, 19:40
 
The buckets of money the big publishers are reportedly earning through microtransactions say otherwise.
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Re: Steam Top <strike>10</strike> 9
Feb 4, 2018, 13:27
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Feb 4, 2018, 13:27
 
Happy to see Subnautica doing so well, especially with how long it was in Early Access.
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Feb 1, 2018, 13:30
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Feb 1, 2018, 13:30
 
I've not paid attention or cared much for these awards for years and just rolled my eyes this year when they included Rami Ismail. He claims to be half of Vlambeer but does very little development. His partner does most of the work and stays out of the limelight with Rami basically just goes to conferences and lectures other devs on everything they're doing wrong because it doesn't align with him politically. And of course, taking credit for half of what his partner does. On this year's roster is also Tim Schafer, whose complete ineptitude at business and smarmy attitude towards his backers, has demonstrated in big neon letters, everything that can go wrong with crowdfunding. This latest witch hunt is just proof that these awards are as politically driven as any other modern award show.
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Re: DUSK Early Access
Jan 11, 2018, 13:11
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Re: DUSK Early Access Jan 11, 2018, 13:11
Jan 11, 2018, 13:11
 
This game looks rad and I really want to cover it. It's a shame the guy who runs New Blood Interactive is a massive toxic asshole. After he proceeded to mock me to his followers on social media because I misspelled his name when asking for press code, I can't cover it fairly any more. He's trying to be all "punk rock" with how he runs his company, which really just means he wants an excuse to act like a prick but claim it's part of his brand.
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Re: Evening Mobilization
Dec 21, 2017, 23:46
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Dec 21, 2017, 23:46
 
It begins again.
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Re: Evening Mobilization
Dec 11, 2017, 10:05
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Dec 11, 2017, 10:05
 
Something something something, It Just Works.
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Re: Evening Mobilization
Dec 5, 2017, 10:31
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Re: Evening Mobilization Dec 5, 2017, 10:31
Dec 5, 2017, 10:31
 
Wallshadows wrote on Dec 5, 2017, 08:11:
Never shopped at their retail outlets but if it was anything like their online platform then I'm not that upset. Awful pricing and dodgy "free" shipping deals put them waaaaay down my list when it came to shopping for components.

What's hilarious is how their sister site, DirectCanada, was better in nearly every way while still using the NCIX infrastructure from warehouse to payment processing to shipping.

Yep, I've never had a good experience with NCIX, going back to when they weren't on the ropes. And from what I'm reading, they're screwing everyone with this bankruptcy. A bunch of employees lost pay and were never formally terminated, tons of people placed orders that never shipped and they're being instructed to file complaints with their credit card companies and a bunch of systems that were in-store for repair are just sitting there and people can't get to them. Same thing happened when PC Cyber here in Ottawa went under a number of years ago. Scumbag management.

People joke about Best Buy but I've consistently had better service from them than I ever have from places like Amazon Canada or indeed, NCIX.
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Re: Evening Mobilization
Dec 4, 2017, 10:06
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Dec 4, 2017, 10:06
 
theyarecomingforyou wrote on Dec 4, 2017, 06:47:
It's worth noting that Brad Wardell is famous for sexually harassing a female employee, sending her a 'sexual purity test', making unwanted sexual contact, telling sexist and vulgar jokes and violating her private life. When she filed a lawsuit he then manufactured a counter-suit to destroy her credibility. It ended with a behind the scenes settlement that involved the woman publicly apologising but it's pretty obvious he paid her off.

Unsurprisingly for someone obsessed with sexual purity he is also a devout conservative famous for boycotting UPS after they withdrew advertising from Fox News due to Glenn Beck making racist and derogatory remarks about Obama.

Put simply he's a bit of an arsehole and it wouldn't surprise me one bit if the allegations made by the original developers are entirely true.

The case wasn't settled, it was dismissed with prejudice. Meaning that she lost due to lack of evidence. A number of other Stardock employees also came forward to say her claims was baseless. By all accounts, she lied to try to destroy someone who didn't advance her in the company at the pace she wanted. But of course, the ethics-bereft the games press that don't believe in due process parroted the lies because it made for good clicks. Several of the so-called "journalists" who spread that garbage have since apologised for getting it wrong. Most of them haven't though because hey, admitting you're wrong is a weakness to them and most of the games press wouldn't know what journalism is if it bit them in the ass.

And while I very much disagree with Brad Wardell's political views, if you're going to boycott every company that employs someone who dares to disagree with you, you should probably find another hobby because nearly every game has someone of that sort involved.
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Re: Evening Mobilization
Oct 31, 2017, 22:57
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Oct 31, 2017, 22:57
 
I was reading a couple of stories today that said Netflix suspended the production to consult with the cast and crew. Sounds like they're trying to figure out if people still want to work with him while they figure this out. Can't believe how quickly this moved.
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Re: Evening Mobilization
Oct 22, 2017, 23:13
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Oct 22, 2017, 23:13
 
Mashiki Amiketo wrote on Oct 22, 2017, 19:54:
it's likely about to get more interesting since the accusations are flying hard and fast against game journos at kotaku and polygon(current and former) of doing the same thing as Weinstien and Tyler.

You got any reputable links for that? I'm most certainly no fan of either site or many of the people who write for them but this is the first I've heard of this (other than the Nick Robinson thing, which has been quiet since first being revealed.)
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