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News Comments > Chet Faliszek Leaves Valve
9. Re: Chet Faliszek Leaves Valve May 2, 2017, 15:07 Creston
 
Not much writing to do anymore at Valve. Unless you count the imaginative ways their 'customer support' replies to tickets telling you to get shafted.

 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
8. Re: Morning Metaverse May 1, 2017, 17:34 Creston
 
"We will make changes to procedures..."

"... to ensure this kind of stuff never gets released to the public again, because OF COURSE we do this."

Anyone who uses Facebook and whose shit gets used like this, eh, you get what you signed up for.


 
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News Comments > X-Wing XWVM Mod Video
18. Re: X-Wing XWVM Mod Video May 1, 2017, 17:33 Creston
 
It looks sweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeet as hell. I'm just worried that since it's a small team / work as they have time, it'll be absolute yonks before it's ever out... But eh, it's also been 20+ years since I last played Xwing, so I can wait a bit.
 
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News Comments > Prey System Specs
16. Re: Prey System Specs Apr 28, 2017, 10:57 Creston
 
The only thing that's making me meh so far about this title is that the enemies/aliens all look the same and might get boring in a hurry. Gameplay wise, they are excellent at allowing you to just get through a level whatever way you want, and it's always a lot of fun in their games.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
5. Re: Out of the Blue Apr 27, 2017, 11:17 Creston
 
Happy Anniversary, Blues'es
 
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News Comments > Ghost Recon Wildlands Patched
3. Re: Ghost Recon Wildlands Patched Apr 27, 2017, 11:16 Creston
 
Players can request for help now while in down state.

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News Comments > New Julian Gollop Game Crowdfunding
17. Re: New Julian Gollop Game Crowdfunding Apr 26, 2017, 17:47 Creston
 
MoreLuckThanSkill wrote on Apr 26, 2017, 17:00:
There is also the caveat that the board of directors have discretion for any returns over 70%, not sure how that is going to play out at all either.

Yeah, that right there screams "Run! RUN AWAY!" to me.
 
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News Comments > etc.
2. Re: etc. Apr 26, 2017, 17:46 Creston
 
Witcher 1 is pretty cool, but it'd be rough to go back to after Witcher 3. If anyone does play through it, I'd recommend putting it on easy and just following a guide. Even doing that means it'll still take you like 60 hours to finish, but then you don't have to spend hours / days figuring out where to go and getting frustrated at the, quite frankly, god-awful combat.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
6. Save suicidal girl Apr 26, 2017, 12:39 Creston
 
Hahaha, that was unexpected.
 
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News Comments > New Julian Gollop Game Crowdfunding
15. Re: New Julian Gollop Game Crowdfunding Apr 26, 2017, 11:53 Creston
 
MoreLuckThanSkill wrote on Apr 26, 2017, 01:02:
jdreyer wrote on Apr 25, 2017, 23:19:
This looks pretty good. A bit short on cash right now, but if it hasn't been pulled in 30 days, I may back.

What is Fig? Never heard of it.

Fig, you can Pledge(standard Kickstarter style, money for a project, get a game+whatever extras at the end) or you can Invest.

The investments seem to start at a much higher monetary value, Pillars of Eternity 2 investment was $1000 minimum, but there was the chance for a more substantial return on the investment, assuming the game does well.

Full Disclosure, I have only pledged, never invested on Fig, not interested in investing like that in games personally. Fig is run by game developers/industry people such as Brian Fargo, Feargus Urquhart, and Tim Schafer, among others.

PoEt 2 got less total donations, but gathered more money than PoEt 1(pre-release) through investments/pledges/matching investments from Fig.

Wasteland 3 was also on there, successfully funded, and now Phoenix Point.

tl,dr: alternative to Kickstarter, might be a bit more financially helpful to game developers. Slightly different model.



I would highly advice anyone thinking of investing to wait until fig has actually at least once paid out such an investment return. Because it all seems way too susceptible to the "I know we sold 40 million copies at full retail, but we made no profits at all, honest!" Hollywood Accounting(tm) shenanigans to me.
 
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
1. pictures of a chip Apr 26, 2017, 11:40 Creston
 
That is just hilarious. I also love the tag line in the URL of that article. "0 factor auth". LOL.
 
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News Comments > Vivendi and Ubisoft to Finally Get a Room?
1. Re: Vivendi and Ubisoft to Finally Get a Room? Apr 26, 2017, 11:36 Creston
 
analysts are still awaiting more details from the company about how exactly its strategy will pan out.

Dammit investors! It's simple!

1) Spend huge amounts of cash.
2) Buy companies with said cash. Make sure said companies do not really strategically align, or are themselves really not making much profit.
3) ...?
4) Profit!
 
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News Comments > Evening Safety Dance
2. Will Verizon really publish your number? Apr 25, 2017, 22:07 Creston
 
Will it make them a dime? Then yes. Yes, they will.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
5. Re: Quake Champions Trailer and Interview Apr 25, 2017, 13:12 Creston
 
descender wrote on Apr 25, 2017, 11:43:
The single best "my use case only" update is that they finally fixed the multi-monitor slideshow bug, so you can rotate different backgrounds on each screen without a 3rd party app again.

? Weird. I've got Witcher 3 screenshots slideshowing on multiple monitors without issues on Win10.

 
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News Comments > Dawn of Andromeda Next Week
1. Re: Dawn of Andromeda Next Week Apr 25, 2017, 13:10 Creston
 
Graphics look nice. Anyone play this?  
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News Comments > Alien Isolation Sequel Rumored
11. Re: Alien Isolation Sequel Rumored Apr 25, 2017, 13:07 Creston
 
Alien Inclusion?  
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News Comments > Starfighter Origins Tomorrow
27. Re: Starfighter Origins Tomorrow Apr 24, 2017, 21:59 Creston
 
rawbelly wrote on Apr 24, 2017, 15:58:
Will I be able to trigger a "Death Blossom?"

If you eat enough greasy chili, sure.
 
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News Comments > Starfighter Origins Tomorrow
26. Re: Starfighter Origins Tomorrow Apr 24, 2017, 21:57 Creston
 
It looks pretty good. Dated graphically, but the gameplay is where it needs to be at. Dogfights looked a little slow/simple, but hard to tell from a video.

Someone buy this and do a review.
 
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News Comments > Galactic Civilizations III Crusade First Turn
3. Re: Galactic Civilizations III Crusade First Turn Apr 24, 2017, 21:54 Creston
 
Phasenoise wrote on Apr 24, 2017, 19:46:
Reads a little too much like the auto dealer radio ads which indicate the manager left town and they've gone crazy with deals deals DEALS!
Would a sane dealership do this, NO SIR.

Hahahahahaha.
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
3. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Apr 24, 2017, 13:40 Creston
 
It is getting beyond ridiculous now. Nobody in governmental employ even bothers to TRY to hide the fact anymore they all suck the corporate knob.
 
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