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Re: Respawn Developing Star Wars Game
May 5, 2016, 09:12
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Re: Respawn Developing Star Wars Game May 5, 2016, 09:12
May 5, 2016, 09:12
 
Task wrote on May 5, 2016, 09:04:
Future of games are free to play/grind eh? Sounds like Dysopian future for games.

A bunch of clickbait hacks like The Verge have been saying this since at least 2009 and they've been consistently wrong. The "pay up front" way of selling games is doing better than it's been in years. F2P is killing it for a lucky few as well to be sure but it's ridiculous to say that only one model can exist and succeed. But then again, this is The Verge, everything they write is about clickbait anyway.
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Re: Morning Tech Bits
May 4, 2016, 16:48
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Re: Morning Tech Bits May 4, 2016, 16:48
May 4, 2016, 16:48
 
UWP has a ton of issues and I've never spent a dime on a UWP app but this is about Epic complaining about competition to their shitty Epic Games Launcher platform than anything legitimate. No one's forcing anyone to use UWP and most of the games that are right now are Microsoft published. Unless Microsoft's about to buy Epic from the scummy P2W company that owns them now, Sweeney should stop whining and maybe work on making his own store not hot garbage. Odd that he doesn't complain about the Apple App Store, which not only uses a similar system and is a 100% monopoly on iOS platforms but one that Apple also bought Epic's exclusivity to. Epic hypocrite.

Remember when Gabe Newell said the sky was falling because the Windows 8 Store was totally going to force out competitors like Steam? Yeah, how's that work out?
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Re: etc.
Apr 25, 2016, 15:03
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Re: etc. Apr 25, 2016, 15:03
Apr 25, 2016, 15:03
 
Beamer wrote on Apr 25, 2016, 14:58:
Parallax Abstraction wrote on Apr 25, 2016, 14:44:
Beamer wrote on Apr 25, 2016, 14:41:
eRe4s3r wrote on Apr 25, 2016, 13:57:
Tachikoma wrote on Apr 25, 2016, 11:14:
Wow, lost for words...the logic of your average redneck redditor is astonishing: some journos fall for a trollbait = WE WUZ RITE BOUT TEH #GG GUISE!!!111!

*facepalm*...also, HL3 confirmed.


So you don't consider fact checking (that takes like, 5 minutes for this) kinda important for news sites ?

Article is beating that dead horse though, true Doesn't make it any less valid.

Does Blue never get anything wrong? Is he infallible, or is it just that people overlook it because they like Blue and realize he's doing so much that the occasional mistake, error, or bad article will come through?

Blue is an aggregator, not a journalist. There's a rather significant and obvious difference there.

It's not like these were serious stories. When it comes to these one-offs, these sites are basically also aggregators.

They fell for a Reddit hoax. I don't think there's a single news source out there that hasn't, be it in sports, politics, world news, economies, etc.

Saying "that 24 year old who has to write 5 blurbs per day on IGN should have spent a few hours going into the game and verifying this" seems unreasonable. But this is coming from the same people that, when Kotaku broke news of Fallout 4, claimed Kotaku was being unethical.

It would have taken like half an hour tops to verify the story. Don't call yourself a journalist if you can't do basic journalistic practices and are literally just copy-pasting what you see elsewhere.

As for Kotaku, if you want examples of lack of ethics and proper journalism, the leaking of Fallout 4 is among the lightest of things that site is guilty of. If you think that's a journalistic site, well fine but we have very different definitions of journalism is.
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Re: etc.
Apr 25, 2016, 14:44
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Apr 25, 2016, 14:44
 
Beamer wrote on Apr 25, 2016, 14:41:
eRe4s3r wrote on Apr 25, 2016, 13:57:
Tachikoma wrote on Apr 25, 2016, 11:14:
Wow, lost for words...the logic of your average redneck redditor is astonishing: some journos fall for a trollbait = WE WUZ RITE BOUT TEH #GG GUISE!!!111!

*facepalm*...also, HL3 confirmed.


So you don't consider fact checking (that takes like, 5 minutes for this) kinda important for news sites ?

Article is beating that dead horse though, true Doesn't make it any less valid.

Does Blue never get anything wrong? Is he infallible, or is it just that people overlook it because they like Blue and realize he's doing so much that the occasional mistake, error, or bad article will come through?

Blue is an aggregator, not a journalist. There's a rather significant and obvious difference there.
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Re: Sunday Mobilization
Apr 18, 2016, 14:47
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Re: Sunday Mobilization Apr 18, 2016, 14:47
Apr 18, 2016, 14:47
 
jdreyer wrote on Apr 17, 2016, 14:31:
Is this article worth a read? The title is so clickbaity, that I'm hesitating.

It's The Verge. Nothing there is worth reading.
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Re: Soda Drinker Pro
Apr 14, 2016, 15:54
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Re: Soda Drinker Pro Apr 14, 2016, 15:54
Apr 14, 2016, 15:54
 
I can't believe people are paying money for this.
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Re: Sunday Consolidation
Mar 21, 2016, 00:09
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Re: Sunday Consolidation Mar 21, 2016, 00:09
Mar 21, 2016, 00:09
 
Digital Foundry (who are damn good at their jobs) did a video on Quantum Break. The game runs at 1080p but certain effects are rendered at 720p within that.
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Re: Battlefleet Gothic: Armada Beta; Video
Mar 12, 2016, 22:34
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Re: Battlefleet Gothic: Armada Beta; Video Mar 12, 2016, 22:34
Mar 12, 2016, 22:34
 
I got preview code for this beta and am hoping to stream some of it this week. I haven't touched it yet but I'm hoping it's good cause it looks awesome.
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Re: Dead Island 2 Lives
Mar 10, 2016, 13:44
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Re: Dead Island 2 Lives Mar 10, 2016, 13:44
Mar 10, 2016, 13:44
 
With a few exceptions, Sumo Digital has made large ports and licensed shovelware. I hope they can do well with this but I dunno.
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Re: Open Source MAME
Mar 5, 2016, 18:58
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Re: Open Source MAME Mar 5, 2016, 18:58
Mar 5, 2016, 18:58
 
Dev wrote on Mar 5, 2016, 16:55:
I believe it was previously open source non commercial, however just now it's OSI/FSF approved. I.e. a license change.

Yep. MAME's always been open source of sorts. There are a ton of different versions of it out there. Still, this is a cool move to see them make.
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Re: Epic Calls for UWP to Open Up or Die
Mar 4, 2016, 11:31
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Re: Epic Calls for UWP to Open Up or Die Mar 4, 2016, 11:31
Mar 4, 2016, 11:31
 
Beamer wrote on Mar 4, 2016, 11:22:
SteamOS doesn't require you to buy games through Steam? I've never used it, but that sounds a bit odd.

In any case, sideloading is possible with Windows Store, or whatever the hell they call it. It sounds about as open as Steam. Which is to say, not very.


Shhhh, you're criticising the lord almighty GabeN. That's not permitted.
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Re: Epic Calls for UWP to Open Up or Die
Mar 4, 2016, 11:30
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Re: Epic Calls for UWP to Open Up or Die Mar 4, 2016, 11:30
Mar 4, 2016, 11:30
 
I don't disagree with Sweeney's criticisms and I have no plans to buy any UAP games but since he's on the subject of monopolising distribution, where will I be able to buy future Epic releases? Oh right, only on their crappy Epic Games Launcher. And didn't they give Shadow Complex away, specifically to boost the install base of said software? Hmm, where have I heard that strategy before. And isn't your highly successful Infinity Blade series exclusive to the Apple App Store, one of the most closed, restrictive and some would say, anti-competitive storefronts around?

His beefs with UAP are valid but his hypocrisy shows more than a little bit here too. If you don't like the Windows App Store (and I don't, though I love Windows 10), don't use it. Microsoft can't force you into it and if no one gives it business, it'll fall flat on its face, just like the Windows 8 Store did, just like the Windows Phone store did.
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Re: Morning Tech Bits
Feb 26, 2016, 23:29
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Feb 26, 2016, 23:29
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Feb 26, 2016, 14:16:
Toshiba produced consumer computers? Huh? I always thought they just built hardware for consumer computers... maybe that's why they leave that market, nobody knew they were in it.

They've been producing laptops since the 80s. They're pretty popular in my neck of the woods at least. Decently made for the price, though their driver support is pretty awful. I thought I read something lately that said them, Vaio and Fujitsu were merging their PC businesses.
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Re: Ubisoft Fighting Hostile Takeover
Feb 26, 2016, 09:43
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Re: Ubisoft Fighting Hostile Takeover Feb 26, 2016, 09:43
Feb 26, 2016, 09:43
 
I don't understand this. Vivendi was apparently bleeding tons of money which is why they sold their stake in the highly profitable Activision. Now only a couple of years after doing that, they're trying to spend a pile of money to buy another publisher?
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Re: Dirty Bomb Ranked Season One Begins
Feb 25, 2016, 23:06
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Re: Dirty Bomb Ranked Season One Begins Feb 25, 2016, 23:06
Feb 25, 2016, 23:06
 
Muscular Beaver wrote on Feb 25, 2016, 09:11:
Caladell wrote on Feb 25, 2016, 00:32:
It's free to play...
I know what you mean though. Played an earlier beta, and was completely underwhelmed.
Its infested with cheaters. 10 times worse than CSGO, which is bad already.
Too bad, because its a real cool concept and a lot of fun.

They replaced their anti-cheat system a while back and in 15+ hours I've played of it in the last two weeks, I had one single match where something felt suspicious.

Honestly, this game is what Brink should have been. I tend to flame out of competitive online shooters fairly quick but I've played a lot of this and am still really enjoying it. It is free-to-play but the business model is fair and reasonable (I've unlocked a bunch of new Mercs and loadouts and haven't spent a penny), there are a lot of people playing it and it's fast and encourages teamwork organically. I've only once played it with more than one person I know and teams tend to gel and get effective together fairly quick.

It's honestly been quite a pleasant surprise to me.
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Re: Master of Orion Early Access Next Week; Voice Cast Detailed
Feb 18, 2016, 12:07
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Re: Master of Orion Early Access Next Week; Voice Cast Detailed Feb 18, 2016, 12:07
Feb 18, 2016, 12:07
 
They're clearing spending some real money on this thing. I hope the game is as good as the cast.
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Re: Hitman GO: Definitive Edition Next Week
Feb 15, 2016, 16:13
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Re: Hitman GO: Definitive Edition Next Week Feb 15, 2016, 16:13
Feb 15, 2016, 16:13
 
Hitman GO is actually a pretty decent game and if the port is done well, could be good on PC and console. It was a proper "Pay and get everything" mobile game, not a free-to-play microtransaction fest. It's not a typical Hitman game as it's a turn-based strategy thing but it's very well made and quite challenging. I enjoyed it on my Android phone and I play very few mobile games I think are worth anything. If this port this well and it's not twice the price as on mobile, it could be cool.
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Re: Hatred Developer's New Greenlight
Feb 11, 2016, 11:34
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Re: Hatred Developer's New Greenlight Feb 11, 2016, 11:34
Feb 11, 2016, 11:34
 
Well, they're actually releasing games which is one up on RWS.

Another crappy game that's riding controversy to make sales. And the press will probably give them all the free PR they could ever want, just like they did with Hatred.
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Re: Steamships Ahoy - Firewatch
Feb 9, 2016, 22:02
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Re: Steamships Ahoy - Firewatch Feb 9, 2016, 22:02
Feb 9, 2016, 22:02
 
I really hope this game is more than just walking and talking but I know very little about how it actually plays. Curious if some video reviews go up.
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Re: Evening Crowdfunding Roundup
Feb 3, 2016, 23:20
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Feb 3, 2016, 23:20
 
Squirmer wrote on Feb 3, 2016, 20:39:
Parallax Abstraction wrote on Feb 3, 2016, 17:57:
Alexander announces she's leaving games journalism by asking people to Kickstart a book for her Offworld site that was so unpopular, it didn't even make it a year before closing. And it's on track to smash its goal. You can't make this up.
Sounds like enough people want it, then, so what's your problem?

And 750,000 visitors a month doesn't sound unpopular.

If it wasn't, then the site would still be going. I don't particularly have a problem with the book. If people want to throw more money at her for her pretentious, preachy writing, that's fine, even if a couple of the contributing authors in that book are pretty deplorable people. It's more the fact that she's leaving the industry from a failed site and still needs to ask people for more money on her way out the door. I just find that more amusing than anything.
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