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Signed On Aug 28, 2002, 23:14
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News Comments > Prey Trailer
9. Re: Prey Trailer Apr 20, 2017, 02:36 Squirmer
 
Being miserable on the internet is a fun game for some people.  
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News Comments > Evening Consolidation
3. Re: Evening Consolidation Apr 13, 2017, 02:40 Squirmer
 
It means either it runs like shit (at least on certain hardware) or they don't want to spend any extra time testing it.

Remember when Dishonored 2 came out and got slammed in Steam reviews because of performance issues. They don't want that bad press before Prey is released. Even if it does run well they're probably scared about that.
 
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News Comments > BioWare Apologizes for Mass Effect: Andromeda Character
59. Re: BioWare Apologizes for Mass Effect: Andromeda Character Apr 6, 2017, 18:40 Squirmer
 
This isn't an issue with diversity or "SJWs" or "political correctness" or whatever. The only issue here is that Bioware writers are terrible. It wasn't this character that was "hamfisted". Bioware's writing in general is hamfisted.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
15. Re: On Sale Mar 25, 2017, 20:46 Squirmer
 
It's actually really liberating if you stop trying to jam all human beings into rigid categories. Everyone is just trying to live their lives as well as they can. Treat them as individuals, allow them to identify how want to, and let go of the desire to stick one of two labels on them.  
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News Comments > Outlast 2 Outlasts AU Ban
6. Re: Outlast 2 Outlasts AU Ban Mar 24, 2017, 20:11 Squirmer
 
One Angry Gamer reports that the change was due to arguments by Senator for New South Wales David Leyonhjelm.
Uh no. Not how it works. Various politicians have made arguments against the rating rules over the years and it doesn't suddenly make the classification board change their minds.

Presumably the publisher appealed the decision, as they are entitled to do, and the classifiers were persuaded by their arguments. That's all there is to it.
 
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News Comments > Outlast 2 Refused Classification In Australia
7. Re: Outlast 2 Refused Classification In Australia Mar 16, 2017, 19:04 Squirmer
 
jdreyer wrote on Mar 16, 2017, 18:41:
2. Australia now has an R18+ rating. How does an implied sexual assault not get covered by said rating?
According to the classification rules, content in games is "higher impact" than the same content in films because games are interactive -- even when the scene in question (as in this case) is not interactive!

In other words, you could have this exact same scene in a film and it would be rated R, no problem. It's ridiculous.

Some people might argue about whether interactivity makes violence "higher impact" but here's the thing about that: this "higher impact" claim was put into the classification rules way back in 1995 based on no evidence whatsoever. Even today, more than 20 years later, there's not enough evidence to support the claim. It was just an assumption made by people who had no expertise in this area, but were caught up in moral panics concerning new "realistic" games like Doom.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
17. Re: Op Ed Feb 14, 2017, 18:39 Squirmer
 
Creston wrote on Feb 14, 2017, 13:58:
We donít know why it is this way

Because nobody at Valve gives a shit.
Yep. Or they only care about themselves, so they won't do anything to fix problems facing customers or clients.

Considering the utter contempt with which Valve treats Half-Life fans, we shouldn't expect any serious attempt to fix any problems with Steam. Not until the problems start to affect their finances anyway. If that ever happens, you can sure they'll pull out all the stops.
 
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News Comments > Steam Greenlight Giving Way to Steam Direct
29. Re: Steam Greenlight Giving Way to Steam Direct Feb 10, 2017, 17:30 Squirmer
 
It just seems to make business sense for Valve to ensure a basic level of quality rather than have a pile of shit for sale. It's their store, after all.  
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News Comments > Steam Greenlight Giving Way to Steam Direct
20. Re: Steam Greenlight Giving Way to Steam Direct Feb 10, 2017, 16:16 Squirmer
 
With the money Steam is making, Valve could hire a small team to run basic quality tests on the products they sell.

CJ_Parker wrote on Feb 10, 2017, 15:07:
Well, the fee is recoupable. It's not gone. I don't see a reason why anyone who is really serious about game development shouldn't be able to afford a $5K admission fee. I'd consider that pretty low actually. If you want to found a business then you need to show up with some capital in most countries and it's usually WAY more than a measly $5K.
It's low for business costs, but many indie devs are more like struggling artists, not businesses.

But I guess if they set the price too high, there'll just be a flood of Kickstarters to fund the publishing fee.
 
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News Comments > etc.
4. Re: etc. Feb 8, 2017, 17:41 Squirmer
 
Yeah what the hell man, he's not a child. He admits in the chat that he's a pedophile.  
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News Comments > Conan Exiles Banishes Servers
13. Re: Conan Exiles Banishes Servers Feb 5, 2017, 16:23 Squirmer
 
Creston wrote on Feb 5, 2017, 15:33:
As a result of this we have also had to remove the 25% Lifetime Discount offer from the Barbarian Edition.

So, out of curiosity, why exactly? Because this seems more like a "The game is very popular, so we decided to charge more because we like money!" deal.
From what I can gather, this is a discount for hiring a server from PingPerfect, not a discount on the game.
 
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News Comments > WBIE Announcement Tease
10. Re: WBIE Announcement Tease Feb 2, 2017, 16:59 Squirmer
 
Rilcon wrote on Feb 2, 2017, 12:23:
(I'd rather a new Shadow or Mordor being announced)
This is what came to mind for me too.
 
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News Comments > Deus Ex Series Hiatus?
45. Re: Deus Ex Series Hiatus? Jan 31, 2017, 00:10 Squirmer
 
Flatline wrote on Jan 30, 2017, 21:59:
I never found the original Deus Ex to be "immersive" or a sim for that matter. It allowed you to approach your goal from different perspectives and had gargantuan levels to accomplish that, but otherwise it was an FPS with minor RPG elements mixed in.
Yeah I agree with it being an FPS with a bit of RPG, but "immersive sim" generally means the game simulates an environment and drops the player in it. Not a simulation as in "ultra-realistic", but a set of game systems that interact and players can experiment with to achieve their goals. There's an interesting video about that kind of game by Mark Brown here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kbyTOAlhRHk
 
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News Comments > Deus Ex Series Hiatus?
40. Re: Deus Ex Series Hiatus? Jan 30, 2017, 21:11 Squirmer
 
Agent-Zero wrote on Jan 30, 2017, 20:37:
Squirmer wrote on Jan 30, 2017, 19:54:
I'm just saying

yeh but ive already told you i dont give a fuck what you are saying... apologies if you are too stupid to understand basic english
Is this how you always interact with people? Someone presents a counterpoint and you completely lose your shit? Unless you're actually 12 years old you should grow up.
 
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News Comments > Deus Ex Series Hiatus?
37. Re: Deus Ex Series Hiatus? Jan 30, 2017, 19:54 Squirmer
 
Agent-Zero wrote on Jan 30, 2017, 17:53:
im not talking about "you".. im talking about majority opinion, and general consensus.. that sort of thing

why the fuck would i care about your peculiar quirks and obsessive little fixations?
I'm just saying you're wrong that Deus Ex is only memorable because of cyberpunk, apologies if you're too glass-jawed to handle that statement. There are numerous modern games that either descend directly from Deus Ex or are inspired by its immersive sim design, so it won't be forgotten as you suggest.
 
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News Comments > Deus Ex Series Hiatus?
31. Re: Deus Ex Series Hiatus? Jan 30, 2017, 17:24 Squirmer
 
This news is typical Square Enix, anyway. They massively overestimate sales making it impossible for games to meet expectations. Remember when Tomb Raider 2013 was a best seller, 3.4 million copies sold in a month, but according to Square Enix its performance was disappointing because they wanted to sell 6 million? If they managed expectations and budgets more sensibly they wouldn't have this problem.  
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News Comments > Deus Ex Series Hiatus?
30. Re: Deus Ex Series Hiatus? Jan 30, 2017, 17:19 Squirmer
 
Agent-Zero wrote on Jan 30, 2017, 11:40:
doesnt really matter.. Cyberpunk 2077 will destroy all memory of Deus Ex, forever replacing it as the de-facto ultimate cyberpunk rpg and relegating DX to the dusty shelves of historical gaming academia
Maybe if your only memory of Deus Ex is "cyberpunk". For me, I'm more interested in its design as an immersive sim, and its legacy (along with Looking Glass's games) is still important and still lives on -- in Dishonored, in System Shock 3, in Ultima Ascendant, more distantly in the Bioshocks, and in indie stuff like Gone Home and Consortium.
 
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News Comments > Prey in May
11. Re: Prey in May Jan 26, 2017, 04:34 Squirmer
 
Bethesda's calling the shots and they've obviously decided Prey is dead, so they're salvaging the name. Dunno why, I guess they just wanted to do something with the IP they paid money for rather than let it gather dust.  
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News Comments > Deus Ex: Breach and VR Experience for Free
4. Re: Morning Mobilization Jan 25, 2017, 00:19 Squirmer
 
Ah that's interesting, makes me want to play it now.  
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News Comments > Deus Ex: Breach and VR Experience for Free
2. Re: Deus Ex: Breach and VR Experience for Free Jan 24, 2017, 21:26 Squirmer
 
Have they finished the storyline of Mankind Divided yet? That seemed to be one of the biggest criticisms.  
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