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News Comments > Valve on Game Item Gambling
3. Re: Better cash out those skins. Jul 13, 2016, 19:18 Squirmer
 
Also, people rightly criticize any game that has these 'slot machine' items you can buy. Like any slot machine, it's exploitative, and the makers know it.  
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News Comments > Valve on Game Item Gambling
2. Re: Better cash out those skins. Jul 13, 2016, 19:15 Squirmer
 
Valve would have been happy to let this continue if people hadn't jumped on the 'hate train' (or more specifically, if the mainstream media hadn't started reporting on it). If these operations are against the user agreements, they could have sent out these 'notices' a long time ago if they wanted to.  
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
6. Re: Xbox Fitness Sunset Announcement Jun 29, 2016, 17:39 Squirmer
 
HoSpanky wrote on Jun 29, 2016, 13:30:
Eirikrautha wrote on Jun 29, 2016, 12:21:
This is the danger of "software as service." Once the service is no longer profitable for the provider, you are out what you spent on it. This is the actual "anti-consumer" practice in the industry now, and no one seems to care. Give me a DVD with a program on it any day...

I don't understand why they're not just...ceasing production of additional content for it. It's not a multiplayer game that needs constant servers, just file downloads.
I'm guessing Microsoft pays money to various fitness trainers to license their programs, and not enough people are buying Fitness to cover that cost. As soon as it's not profitable, it's gone.
 
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News Comments > etc., etc.
5. Re: etc., etc. Jun 13, 2016, 21:43 Squirmer
 
The problem with Blow's comments is that videogames have been allowing you to be a mass murderer for 30 years or so. And we have more diversity in games today than pretty much ever before, so there's something for everyone. Complaining about violent games at a conference specifically for big budget spectacle is such a boring angle.  
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News Comments > Prey Announced
23. Re: Prey Announced Jun 13, 2016, 17:41 Squirmer
 
Acleacius wrote on Jun 13, 2016, 13:39:
Wth, another game where we are forced to play a guy? Not to mention, (like everyone else) it seems to have nothing to do with the original Prey. A pretty damn amazing premise of Native American lore and culture. Lighter

Not shaking a stick at Arkane's talent, since I play and enjoy their games, but Human Head is also extremely talented. Why the hell didn't Bethesda make 2 freaking games? Arkane make their SciFi game and let HH make their Native American culture game. This could really turn out to be a dumbass move. Slap
You're assuming the original Prey 2 would have been good. Bethesda cancelled it because it wasn't. One scripted show demo and a trailer doesn't make a good game. For a game to be cancelled, wasting millions of dollars, it must have been a total turd.
 
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News Comments > Mafia II Back on Steam; Mafia III CE Unveiled
8. Re: Mafia II Back on Steam; Mafia III CE Unveiled Jun 2, 2016, 01:38 Squirmer
 
Both my posts are legitimate comments on current news stories.

Seems like people think this isn't a proper Mafia game because there's a black guy in it. Weird how that's not a controversial position.

Mafia 2 had barely anything to do with Mafia 1 for the most part. Seems like there's an equally tenuous connection between Mafia 3 and Mafia 2. So what's got people so worked up about this one (hint: it's the black guy).

Edit: I mean it's hardly without precedent. Remember when all the racists freaked out because a black stormtrooper? Same thing.
 
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News Comments > Mafia II Back on Steam; Mafia III CE Unveiled
6. Re: Mafia II Back on Steam; Mafia III CE Unveiled Jun 2, 2016, 01:04 Squirmer
 
Cutter wrote on Jun 1, 2016, 21:59:
I hope this game fails miserably so 2K understands and gets a proper Mafia game followup to Mafia 2.

What makes a proper Mafia game? No black people?
 
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News Comments > etc.
2. Re: etc. May 29, 2016, 19:50 Squirmer
 
Of course, if a woman receives death threats she's just making it up for attention.  
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News Comments > Dishonored 2 in November
10. Re: Dishonored 2 in November May 4, 2016, 01:31 Squirmer
 
It might just be that they didn't want to alienate fans of the first game who are attached to Corvo. He's not a very memorable character imo, but maybe some people want that continuity.  
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News Comments > Dishonored 2 in November
6. Re: Dishonored 2 in November May 3, 2016, 21:29 Squirmer
 
They've also got Stephen Russell (Garrett) as Corvo.  
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News Comments > Op Ed
25. Re: Op Ed Apr 17, 2016, 18:34 Squirmer
 
Something for St John to read

Studies show that, over time, working long hours can increase your risk of depression, heart attack, and heart disease

working too much can actually impair cognitive function... Compared to those who worked 40 hours per week, those who worked 55 hours per week showed poorer vocabulary and reasoning.

Overtime only works in short bursts, and when sustained, does not increase productivity and may actually hamper it.

Many of these workers loved their jobs, and called them “exciting,” “an adrenaline rush,” and “addictive.” However, they took a serious toll on their intimate relationships and their health. “Close to 50% of extreme workers are so depleted and drained when they get home at night that they’re speechless — incapable of conversation,” writes Hewlett in an article for the Harvard Business Review. “This can be rough on partners and spouses.” Her research also found links between long hours and chronic insomnia, weight gain, infertility, and heart problems.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
22. Re: Op Ed Apr 17, 2016, 18:29 Squirmer
 
D_K_night wrote on Apr 17, 2016, 18:23:
"Work-life balance" is a concept which doesn't matter...

...until it does. In your 20's you can work those 80+ hours/week, sleep underneath your cubicle, use the shower at work(if there is one), and subsist entirely on Coke and pizza.

Then one day you hit 35. Somewhere along the way you managed to find a girlfriend, and somehow make enough time to have a wedding and marry her. Somewhere along the way, kids came into the picture.

That's the moment the concept "work-life balance" begins to matter. And that's something that young 20-something's just don't understand, when they sneer and jeer at it.

You just wait till it matters. You just wait.
One of the reasons the game industry is dominated by 20-somethings.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
18. Re: Op Ed Apr 17, 2016, 18:18 Squirmer
 
Loving games isn't enough to sustain you when you're working 80 hours a week, feeling like shit all the time, trying not to let your marriage fall apart because you never see your family for more than a few minutes a day, missing out on everything else that's happening in the world because you're stuck at a desk your whole life.

"My wife is leaving and my life is falling apart, but that's totally fine because I get to make video games for a living!!"

Fuck this guy. He tells people to quit so he can hire someone else with more "passion", but it's not passion that makes them put up with shit working conditions, it's desperation. This cunt hires people in vulnerable positions who need money so they can pay the rent, and will tolerate the shit he puts them through because they have no other option. Or he hires young kids just entering working life who will tolerate his bullshit because they don't have families, or because they don't even realize they're being mistreated and they think this is just what working life is. He's fucking scum.
 
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News Comments > No Man's Sky Footage
21. Re: No Man's Sky Footage Apr 14, 2016, 18:46 Squirmer
 
Doesn't it depend on how sophisticated the algorithms are though? The natural world is not designed by a human's artistic mind but it's surely more beautiful than anything a human could produce.  
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News Comments > No Man's Sky Footage
16. Re: No Man's Sky Footage Apr 14, 2016, 17:01 Squirmer
 
Tachikoma wrote on Apr 14, 2016, 13:44:
Read this and tell me there`s no gameplay:how-to-play-no-mans-sky-a-detailed-breakdown
This does sound pretty cool, certainly more than a walking sim. I'm still not sure the survival and upgrade systems will be interesting enough to sustain the "hundreds of hours" it will take to reach the center of the universe, but we'll see.
 
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News Comments > Kenshi Early Access Beta
4. Re: Kenshi Early Access Beta Apr 1, 2016, 18:20 Squirmer
 
I like the idea of this game, but I bought the alpha more than 4 years ago, so I'm a bit skeptical it will ever be finished. If it actually works nowadays I might fire it up again.  
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News Comments > etc.
12. Re: etc. Mar 31, 2016, 18:09 Squirmer
 
Beamer wrote on Mar 31, 2016, 11:05:
I don't get why so many people spent a month telling all who would listen that she was a pedophile that shouldn't be at Nintendo are now running back and saying they had nothing to do with her firing and people need to stop claiming they did.

It was literally a month(s) long campaign to make sure everyone around her knew she was a pedophile who was responsible for products consumed by children.

And, if that's true, then no, she shouldn't have had a job at Nintendo, as she was a PR disaster waiting to happen. And it did happen.

Funny thing is, all those Gamergaters probably spend a great deal of time sitting at home jerking off to little anime girls.
 
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News Comments > Evening Consolidation
5. Re: Evening Consolidation Mar 24, 2016, 20:19 Squirmer
 
If you find that funny you're a simpleton.  
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News Comments > Evening Consolidation
2. Re: Evening Consolidation Mar 24, 2016, 01:35 Squirmer
 
You mean because he's a muslim and muslims always blow things up, that's really clever and hilarious.  
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News Comments > The Witcher III GDC GotY
15. Re: The Witcher III GDF GotY Mar 17, 2016, 18:05 Squirmer
 
Quinn wrote on Mar 17, 2016, 13:54:
Never heard of "Her Story" so how award winning should it be? I mean, I'm such a fucking loser I browse game sites every time life allows me and I. Have. Never. Heard. Of. That. Game.

To me, that looks like the gaming community didn't give a shit about that game. To me, that looks like this GOTY jury is another panel of weird, naked artists who base the awesomeness of something on the way the windowsill in the background is painted applegreen or some weird shit like that.

I'm rambling. Very glad to see The Witcher 3 in there though!! Can't wait for Blood & Wine.
Her Story got plenty of coverage when it was released halfway through last year. Search Blues for it and you'll find it mentioned in half a dozen news stories, including a specific post about its release last June.
 
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