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Signed On May 24, 2003, 03:25
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News Comments > Saturday Interviews
11. Re: Saturday Interviews Feb 14, 2015, 23:43 Prez
 
I actually get what he is saying about kickstarter - if you ask for too much and don't make it then you get nothing. Therein lies the problem though, and it's one he created for himself: his reputation is such that almost no one trusts that he will deliver what he says, and therefore I suspect any kickstarter he does will have very limited chance of being successful unless he asks for a relatively small amount. If he couldn't secure funds any other way he ought to have taken that as a strong sign that he really isn't meant for the industry any more. At this point I think it is safe to say that he has burned way too many bridges through lofty promises and underwhelming products. Kickstarter isn't some magic fix for that, and it actually seemingly is serving to accentuate the point that his ship has long since sailed in gaming development.

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News Comments > Peter Molyneux's Vows of Silence
80. Re: Peter Molyneux's Vows of Silence Feb 14, 2015, 14:09 Prez
 
Redmask wrote on Feb 14, 2015, 12:06:
HorrorScope wrote on Feb 14, 2015, 11:56:
Prez wrote on Feb 14, 2015, 09:56:
As I said in the other thread my feeling is that RPS would never take such a tone with a developer with a major publisher for fear of incurring their wrath and being blacklisted. Molyneux is just an easy target because he can't do anything to them.

True, he got to a place where he could be touched.

No, I don't agree with that. Publishers are held just as accountable by their fans, look no further than the big 3 and their reputation in this area. Peter is not being held to a higher standard nor is he 'an easy target'. He's getting exactly what those companies get from their fans, the difference is that they try to minimize damage with their PR departments.

But you won't see John Walker interviewing someone from EA, Activision, Ubisoft, etc with anything close to the level of hostility as he had in the Molyneux interview despite them being just as deserving or in some cases moreso. That was and still is my contention. He gets to be a dick to Molyneux because there won't be any serious consequences.

I don't care that he stuck it to Molyneux - hell the guy sure deserves it.

 
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News Comments > Saturday Tech Bits
3. Re: Saturday Tech Bits Feb 14, 2015, 13:40 Prez
 
Hyperion, company behind AmigaOS 4, declared bankrupt.
Good for them! Hyperion are a terrible company! They wiped out New Haven and Moon-shotted Sanctuary, the bastards!
 
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News Comments > Peter Molyneux's Vows of Silence
47. Re: Peter Molyneux's Vows of Silence Feb 14, 2015, 10:14 Prez
 
I'll start giving props to them when they do this to a major developer with big pub backing... like DICE for example, for releasing broken game after broken game then spitting out DLC for it, just as one example.  
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News Comments > Peter Molyneux's Vows of Silence
45. Re: Peter Molyneux's Vows of Silence Feb 14, 2015, 09:56 Prez
 
As I said in the other thread my feeling is that RPS would never take such a tone with a developer with a major publisher for fear of incurring their wrath and being blacklisted. Molyneux is just an easy target because he can't do anything to them.  
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News Comments > Morning Interviews
42. Re: Morning Interviews Feb 14, 2015, 09:42 Prez
 
This interview really bothers me, and not because of the tone Walker took with Molyneux. It bothers me because if we replaced Molyneux with an unknown we could still unequivocally say that the person being interviewed is not with EA or Ubisoft, or any other publisher that has done some really shitty things to paying customers but has gaming "journalists" in their bed. Walker would never DARE to talk to someone with an actual publisher who could withhold review copies, special previews, and interviews from RPS for not playing softball like they are supposed to. It would mean no more 3 day vacations to publisher's swanky office parties under the guise of getting a scoop on a game!
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
103. Re: Morning Tech Bits Feb 13, 2015, 11:47 Prez
 
So you actually believe thousands upon thousands of scientists and doctors have all colluded to mislead the public on the link between autism and vaccines? Let's pretend for a minute that this was even possible - what would motivate so many people to lie? If they don't care that their lie is causing kids to have autism why would they care if the lack of herd immunity is causing kids to die from measles and other diseases? There isn't enough money in vaccinations for them to go through all this trouble. The problem with the vast majority of conspiracy theories is 1) they never explain the end game of those involved in a way that makes any sense whatsoever, and 2) they ignore the sheer impossibility of keeping such a thing covered up. They would literally have to coerce every single doctor and scientist who performs their own independent study to keep quiet or discredit them as a hack. It just isn't possible.  
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
47. Re: Morning Tech Bits Feb 12, 2015, 17:14 Prez
 
My comment was more directed to those of the belief that you can't trust doctors and pharmaceutical companies but then rely on the same when the shit hits the fan. They know who they are.  
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
40. Re: Morning Tech Bits Feb 12, 2015, 16:30 Prez
 
It seems pretty convenient to be all contrarian about getting vaccinated but then if you get contract a bacterial infection you are all about those antibiotics; you are in serious pain I doubt you would hesitate to get some painkillers. What do you plan on doing when your appendix flares up? Die of a completely correctable medical condition because you can't trust them lyin' ass doctors? If you find your wife or child on the floor unresponsive I sincerely doubt you would think twice about calling for an ambulance. If you are distrustful of medicine and want to forego hundreds of years of wondrous advancement in the field over silly paranoia then fine, but be consistent about it. Otherwise what is the point?  
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
32. Re: Morning Tech Bits Feb 12, 2015, 15:27 Prez
 
To answer Julio, I would be for forced vaccination only in a pandemic that was serious enough. The problem is that there are so many anti vaccination loons out there now that this is becoming more and more likely - so much so that I consider it possible that I may see it in my lifetime. And when it happens, all of you tin-foil hat wackos will be the ones to blame for it so don't come bitching to me about lost freedoms.  
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News Comments > Game Reviews
7. Re: Game Reviews Feb 12, 2015, 15:20 Prez
 
If MACK's reviews piss you off I'd venture to say that you are taking them too seriously. He is actually a terrible reviewer, spending way to much time nitpicking and not enough time getting to all of the important points gamers look for in a review. But as entertainment - pure gold! It is especially fun to hear him have a meltdown over a game he hates because of bad mouse controls or other forms of consolitis.  
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
23. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Feb 12, 2015, 15:03 Prez
 
Beamer wrote on Feb 12, 2015, 14:26:
The economy is doing well for white collar workers. If you have great experience and a degree or three it's a massive boom.

For the remaining 80% or more of the country, the rebound hasn't really happened.

This, exactly. For us blue collar workers things still suck. My wage barely keeps up with inflation, everything (except gasoline) is getting more expensive, and the income gap is widening steadily. It's a race to the bottom for the middle class. Me, I didn't vote and I doubt I ever will again in my lifetime. None of the clowns in DC - and no, not Democrats either; spare me the BS rhetoric about how things get better when they are in charge - give a shit about anything but keeping their job, living like royalty, and trading favors with corporate interests.
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
13. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Feb 12, 2015, 13:00 Prez
 
I would say that this last Republican landslide was not a function of people thinking that Republicans suddenly have an answer but a general disgust with the Democrats' inability to do anything about stagnant wages and the loss of higher wage jobs in favor of low wage jobs. As always, in elections, as the saying goes "it's the economy stupid!" In two years when the Republicans remind everyone how utterly ineffective they are the balance will swing back to the Democrats. It's the Political Pendulum of Futility.  
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
11. Re: Morning Tech Bits Feb 12, 2015, 12:50 Prez
 
Personally I think the whole "forced vaccination" idea is a non-starter. If herd immunity happens somewhere in the 90% range then my suggestion for a solution would be to get the number of conscientious objectors down under 10% via education and just the right amount of scare tactics.  
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
1. Re: Morning Tech Bits Feb 12, 2015, 10:31 Prez
 
I am all for vaccinations myself but I just don't get the hysteria over measles. All the children in my family including myself got it and it was just no big deal. I think I may have been born be for MMR vaccination was developed.  
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News Comments > EFF Seeks DMCA Game Exception
4. Re: EFF Seeks DMCA Game Exception Feb 12, 2015, 10:13 Prez
 
I'd be very surprised if the EFF got what it was asking for here. Both lawmakers and corporations have been becoming exceedingly hostile to consumers in their pursuit of the almighty dollar.  
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News Comments > Game Reviews
3. Re: Game Reviews Feb 11, 2015, 20:41 Prez
 
I would NEVER base a buying decision on MAC's review - he is a terrible reviewer. But I watch every one because his videos are generally hysterical!  
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News Comments > Dying Light DLC Released; Season Pass Details
35. Re: Dying Light DLC Released; Season Pass Details Feb 10, 2015, 17:19 Prez
 
The game really starts to open up once you have gotten the majority of the higher level skills. I remain frustrated by the number of falling deaths I have suffered but overall I would say it is a really fun experience so far.  
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
15. Re: Morning Consolidation Feb 10, 2015, 17:12 Prez
 
I wish publishers would stop making players rely on other players for a good experience. I hate multiplayer-centric games, so I didn't even give Titanfall a second glance.  
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
24. Re: Steam Top 10 Feb 8, 2015, 21:00 Prez
 
Zombies really are the perfect enemy and a zombie apolocalypse really is the perfect backdrop to an open-world survival game, which is why it is repeatedly used and also why people like me keep buying them.
 
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