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News Comments > EA Says Visceral's Cancelled Star Wars Game Was Too Linear
11. Re: EA Says Visceral's Cancelled Star Wars Game Was Too Linear Nov 29, 2017, 23:39 Squirmer
 
"It was down to about 80 people, which is sub-scale in our business. And the game they were making was actually being supported by a team in Vancouver and a team in Montreal because of that sub-scale nature.

Judging from that recent Kotaku(?) article about the game, this was EA's fault entirely. Visceral didn't have a bigger team because EA didn't give them the resources to build a bigger team, because game development in that area of the country is ridiculously expensive. The game's fate seemed to be caused by a total failure of management.
 
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News Comments > Nioh Mouse Support This Week
12. Re: Nioh Mouse Support This Week Nov 27, 2017, 15:22 Squirmer
 
How does this game have 90% positive Steam reviews? Usually a bad port gets slammed. Wolfenstein 2 is only 70% positive mainly because of technical issues, but this game gets a free pass even with no mouse support? Hard to understand.  
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News Comments > etc.
16. Re: etc. Nov 21, 2017, 17:12 Squirmer
 
“Despite its inconvenience to the popular press narrative, if you like Star Wars and play video games at an average rate, you’re far better off skipping the movie and playing the game to get the most bang for your buck.”

Nice example of how disconnected these analysts are from how people actually live their lives and make decisions. Who the fuck calculates price per hour before deciding whether to see a Star Wars movie.
 
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
2. Re: Evening Metaverse Nov 10, 2017, 21:52 Squirmer
 
He admitted the accusations are true...  
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News Comments > Why Call of Duty Reenlisted in WWII
13. Re: etc. Nov 9, 2017, 16:32 Squirmer
 
Short version: $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$  
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
3. Re: Morning Metaverse Nov 7, 2017, 16:37 Squirmer
 
Did you read the whole article? There's more to it than nursery rhymes. It's stuff like Peppa Pig eating her father (with blood effects) and drinking bleach. The guy didn't post the worst examples he'd seen.

There's an older video here that covers the same issue: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cLP-P0_VSVc

There are things like needle injections, spurting blood effects, nudity, pissing, shitting. It's the internet. The worst thing you can imagine is out there somewhere.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
15. Re: Op Ed Oct 26, 2017, 17:53 Squirmer
 
If game devs unionized they could absolutely force publishers to change their practices. Publishers would shit their pants at the mere prospect of a strike. I'm curious what's stopping them.  
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News Comments > PUBG as a Service: No Sequel Plans
24. Re: PUBG as a Service: No Sequel Plans Oct 23, 2017, 17:13 Squirmer
 
Curious if those of you complaining about this would prefer they release yearly sequels, EA/Activision style. If not, what would be your plan to actually make money? I thought gamers wanted devs to keep supporting a game instead of abandoning it, but they have to make money doing so. The game's sold a lot of copies, but that doesn't last too long when you're paying wages. And they must have a lot of wages to pay by this point.  
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News Comments > Sunday Metaverse
6. Re: Sunday Metaverse Oct 23, 2017, 02:46 Squirmer
 
At least one of those lists was compiled by Mike Cernovich, wasn't it? Not what I'd call trustworthy.  
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News Comments > Mafia on GOG.com
6. Re: Mafia on GOG.com Oct 19, 2017, 17:55 Squirmer
 
See here for restoring the original music: https://www.gog.com/forum/mafia/tutorial_how_to_restore_the_original_music/post1
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
12. Re: Op Ed Oct 19, 2017, 02:06 Squirmer
 
OK, so you agree that MMOG design is exploitative too. In that case, again, why would you cheer the addition of lootboxes or other means of encouraging people to spend real money on things? That takes exploitative design and makes it a whole lot worse.  
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News Comments > Op Ed
7. Re: Op Ed Oct 18, 2017, 23:49 Squirmer
 
If you're so impulsive that you HAVE to spend extra money because you HAVE to be first to have all of the things, and you don't want to jus tplay the game normally, then you have bigger issues. And FUCK YES if publishers want to eexploit your obsessive compulsive behaviour in order to give all DLC away to all players for free... then FUCK YESSSSSS keep it coming.

Why would you cheer this? Gambling addiction destroys people's lives, and many games use the same kind of psychological exploitation. That's the issue here. Plenty of companies employ psychologists to implement the best ways to make people spend money. They don't kindly offer these items, they cynically try to compel people to purchase them. Just because you can resist doesn't mean everyone can.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
4. Re: Op Ed Oct 18, 2017, 22:02 Squirmer
 
If AAA games really can't exist without screwing over customers, then I'm happy to stick with smaller games with more sensible budgets.  
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News Comments > Another Star Citizen: Squadron 42 Delay?
40. Re: Another Star Citizen: Squadron 42 Delay? Oct 16, 2017, 17:13 Squirmer
 
Like it or not, Star Citizen is newsworthy. The biggest crowd-funded game, with the potential to be one of the biggest scandals in the game industry. Makes sense for Blue to keep track of these delays and controversies.  
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News Comments > Blizzard Internship Hints at New Overwatch Project
3. Re: Blizzard Internship Hints at New Overwatch Project Oct 10, 2017, 17:11 Squirmer
 
A company that earned $6 billion last year can't pay its interns? Scumbags.  
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News Comments > Op Ed
9. Re: Op Ed Sep 14, 2017, 21:31 Squirmer
 
Mashiki Amiketo wrote on Sep 14, 2017, 20:55:
Squirmer wrote on Sep 14, 2017, 19:48:

And still people insist it's not racism.

It's not. You're being trolled, and it looks like hard. Bet you can even find the threads on /b/ that started it still without having to go hit an archive.

If you're getting so upset by words that you delete your steam account, a wrapping yourself in bubble wrap and hiding with puppies is your only solution.

Only gamers would argue that calling black people the n-word is not racism. Christ.

Of course it was a concerted campaign. So what?

For the record I don't agree with the article that deleting your Steam account might actually achieve anything. Valve has way too much power for any boycott (by users or developers) to make the slightest bit of difference.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
2. Re: Op Ed Sep 14, 2017, 19:48 Squirmer
 
a pattern where we see some deep-seated prejudices in gaming culture come to the fore in alarming clarity for a moment, everyone points and decries the awfulness, then everyone else gets angry at the people who didn't like the awful thing.

Yep. It's 2017, and some gamers have started openly using the n-word now in some perverse solidarity with PewDiePie. There were multiple threads on Steam yesterday complaining about Death of the Outsider's player character, saying no one wants to play a black woman, calling her a n- etc. Fortunately now deleted, but (as the article points out) no thanks to Valve.

And still people insist it's not racism.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
21. Re: Op Ed Sep 13, 2017, 22:58 Squirmer
 
NamecaF wrote on Sep 13, 2017, 22:30:
Squirmer wrote on Sep 13, 2017, 19:07:
I think he's implying that if you're a white guy you really don't have the same perspective on someone throwing around racist insults. Stow that reverse racism bullshit.

Fuck you, that is the definition of racism right there. You're judging someone based on the colour of their skin.
Are you saying a white person does have the same life experience as a black person?
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
16. Re: Op Ed Sep 13, 2017, 21:38 Squirmer
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Sep 13, 2017, 19:36:
Squirmer wrote on Sep 13, 2017, 19:07:
I think he's implying that if you're a white guy you really don't have the same perspective on someone throwing around racist insults.

You don't need to have the same perspective, an argument is always based on 2 perspectives.... anyhow, I just thought his post really tone-deaf. You don't bring gender and skin color into an argument, unless you wanna look really iffy on your moral pedestal
PewDiePie is the one who brought race into it by using a racial slur. That's what the whole issue is about!
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
5. Re: Op Ed Sep 13, 2017, 19:07 Squirmer
 
I think he's implying that if you're a white guy you really don't have the same perspective on someone throwing around racist insults. Stow that reverse racism bullshit.  
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