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News Comments > Neverwinter Nights: Enhanced Edition - Tyrants of the Moonsea
4. Re: Neverwinter Nights: Enhanced Edition - Tyrants of the Moonsea Aug 23, 2019, 23:08 Acleacius
 
Darks wrote on Aug 23, 2019, 22:39:
GothicWizard wrote on Aug 23, 2019, 22:26:
How about do this to NWN2? Far better game mechanics and GFX. NWN1 looked out of date on release. Still makes my eyes bleed.

Why? becasue it still the most popular of the two. Beamdog has gone to a lot of trouble to update the game and make it more compatible and added more UI and graphical options to the game.

Plus they are currently working on of a upgrade to the rendering system. Should be really nice once its in place.
It's gtk they plan to stick with it, thanks. I do agree, hope they get around to NWN2 character like Khelgar, Grobnar and Neeshka are hilarious.

The brilliant writing at Obsidian seemed to die, since MotB it's all been a nearly complete loss of humor in their games. Raincloud
 
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News Comments > Neverwinter Nights: Enhanced Edition - Tyrants of the Moonsea
1. Re: Neverwinter Nights: Enhanced Edition - Tyrants of the Moonsea Aug 23, 2019, 20:30 Acleacius
 
I've been holding off but $5 usd is pretty damn cheap for the EE version. Too bad it sounds like the EE base game is extremely buggy, no idea if the devs will fix it.
I guess if they are still releasing new modules, there's hope.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
14. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 23, 2019, 13:28 Acleacius
 
Iirc, he was the worst of the two brothers and don't think his kids are as tyrannical either. So maybe, just maybe the world is a better place just for a second or two.  
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News Comments > Oddworld: Soulstorm an EGS Exclusive
107. Re: Oddworld: Soulstorm an EGS Exclusive Aug 22, 2019, 19:38 Acleacius
 
RedEye9 wrote on Aug 21, 2019, 20:24:
Acleacius wrote on Aug 21, 2019, 20:13:
Beamer wrote on Aug 21, 2019, 17:46:
Not illegal but criminal? Those mean the same thing.
Also, where can I stream Friends again?
Isn't illegal defined because of written law. Isn't it Criminal Behavior according to any other industry, in first world countries. I.e. is there an industry where bribery and bullying is allowed, currently?

Another words if some law like "The RICO Act" was written for specific industries to prevent "price fixing" or some other anticonsumer practices but had never been applied to video game industry. There wouldn't be current language to specify it, until it was taking up by the Justice Dept, correct?

Was the Friends comment directed at me or was Streaming your example of an industry where bribery is allowed?
No bribery occurred. It was a business transaction. Perfectly legal, moral, ethical and fabulous.

The Friends comment also went over my head.
Well paying a developer/publisher to pull a game off a platform where it was contracted/advertised to be sold, and where consumers bought and planned to buy is a form of bribery.
Not to mention all the kickstarters which promised a Steam version, suddenly pulling a switch after being paid off.

Also, in one of your posts, did you mention Beamer had a special thread explaining all this?

@Beamer I didn't know about the ability to buy console versions, since I've never shopped them. I just envisioned this as an issue where the behavior (criminal imo) is being obfuscated and needed special investigations similar to Loot Boxes when they appeared.
 
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News Comments > Evening Patches
2. Re: Evening Patches Aug 21, 2019, 20:37 Acleacius
 
Glad to see Cyberpunk 2077 already being patched, thanks Blue!  
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News Comments > Oddworld: Soulstorm an EGS Exclusive
69. Re: Oddworld: Soulstorm an EGS Exclusive Aug 21, 2019, 20:13 Acleacius
 
Beamer wrote on Aug 21, 2019, 17:46:
Not illegal but criminal? Those mean the same thing.
Also, where can I stream Friends again?
Isn't illegal defined because of written law. Isn't it Criminal Behavior according to any other industry, in first world countries. I.e. is there an industry where bribery and bullying is allowed, currently?

Another words if some law like "The RICO Act" was written for specific industries to prevent "price fixing" or some other anticonsumer practices but had never been applied to video game industry. There wouldn't be current language to specify it, until it was taking up by the Justice Dept, correct?

Was the Friends comment directed at me or was Streaming your example of an industry where bribery is allowed?
 
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News Comments > Oddworld: Soulstorm an EGS Exclusive
51. Re: Oddworld: Soulstorm an EGS Exclusive Aug 21, 2019, 17:30 Acleacius
 
RedEye9 wrote on Aug 21, 2019, 13:23:
Acleacius wrote on Aug 21, 2019, 13:16:
Since this acceptable in dictatorships, are they asking us to support a dictator business methodologies?

I can't think of any democracy where companies can openly bribe and bully their way into business. There are literally laws against this kind of behavior. If m$, google, facebook tried something like this they would be hauled in front of a government body to testify under oath about criminal behavior.

Epic has done nothing illegal, unethical, immoral, fattening or criminal in their actions.

Sorry, but there will be no testifying, lawsuits or indictments.

It's most certainly unethical and only technically not illegal but I'm near certain it's criminal. Evidence of this (afaik) you can't name a single industry where this is currently legal or ethical, in any democracy. Unless your just comparing it to some dictatorship, where this sort of criminal acts are allowed.

The fact that this behavior hasn't been regulated YET, is because it's a new phenomenon. It has nothing to do with them or their behavior being innocent. It's going to have a catastrophic effect industry.

Hell, this literally means the idiot at epic can bribe the idiot in the White House. To prevent laws from covering the video game industry, just as it does for all other industries.
 
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News Comments > Oddworld: Soulstorm an EGS Exclusive
12. Re: Oddworld: Soulstorm an EGS Exclusive Aug 21, 2019, 13:16 Acleacius
 
Since this acceptable in dictatorships, are they asking us to support a dictator business methodologies?

I can't think of any democracy where companies can openly bribe and bully their way into business. There are literally laws against this kind of behavior.
If m$, google, facebook tried something like this they would be hauled in front of a government body to testify under oath about criminal behavior.

 
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News Comments > etc., etc.
1. Re: etc., etc. Aug 20, 2019, 21:10 Acleacius
 
Sony has been absurdly stupid, there has to be a point of loss. After 2 to 4 years of ps only, they are literally throwing away money by not selling to PC customers.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
10. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 19, 2019, 16:34 Acleacius
 
Damn, they got my jalapenos! Ahoy  
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
3. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Aug 19, 2019, 16:31 Acleacius
 
Enforce Warrant requirements and minimum charge of Felony, for use without Judge approval? Technically it's just a starting point but being willing to address it, is what matters.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
1. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 17, 2019, 14:03 Acleacius
 
I'm still cautious about kitties, probably because my mother turned out to be schizophrenic and had cats, while I was growing up.  
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News Comments > Saturday Patches
1. Re: Saturday Patches Aug 17, 2019, 13:53 Acleacius
 
Haha, wonder if it reduces the Savegame file size.  
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News Comments > Epic Games Store Adds Features
33. Re: Epic Games Store Adds Features Aug 17, 2019, 13:51 Acleacius
 
Right, all epic had to do was do it on their own merits, not attacking others. They can't start a fight, then not expect people to call them out for starting the fight.

"It's their fault!"
..but you don't even have a functioning store.
"They charge too much"
..but your literally bribing the industry to cover up your fraud and bullying gamers to force them to be your customers.
 
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News Comments > Epic Games Store Adds Features
26. Re: Epic Games Store Adds Features Aug 16, 2019, 12:02 Acleacius
 
RedEye9 wrote on Aug 16, 2019, 06:04:
Acleacius wrote on Aug 16, 2019, 05:42:
Let's copy the other guys we trash all the time, to justify our anti competitive and sociopathic practices !
There is a poster here who won't be happy if EGS attains feature parity with the other color store front, yet thinks that is exactly what should have happened on day 1. Some folks have to have something to bitch about, it's in their dna.
#NotMyTribe
I understand, it probably doesn't seem fair. I complained when ea and ubi started their stores too, only because they were trying to force themselves into the community with exclusivity. I.e. ME2 dlc was the biggest issue for me, not to mention their stupid biobucks or whatever they were called.

Personally my sarcasm comes from the harm being done to game development. This is very similar to what m$ did back in 2000 by bribing developers to start making xbox games to justify their console system. They dumped at least 10 billion dollars bribing and bullying their system into existence. It caused irreplaceable harm to PC gaming for nearly 10 years. There was a huge dry spell and development times were cut sometimes up to 50% just to get a title out. They were the impetus of games often being released in a buggy and unplayable state, even in 2019.

The one positive thing that came from it was the rise of the independent and indie developers, especially in the EU and other countries. Lighter
 
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News Comments > Epic Games Store Adds Features
19. Re: Epic Games Store Adds Features Aug 16, 2019, 05:42 Acleacius
 
Let's copy the other guys we trash all the time, to justify our anti competitive and sociopathic practices !  
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News Comments > New Metro Game in the Works
15. Re: New Metro Game in the Works Aug 15, 2019, 22:50 Acleacius
 
I'm no expert economist but I would have expected them to pick up 20% just expanding into China.
So talking above my paygrade here, I'm seeing a loss of 10% pre China and plus 10% with China.
 
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News Comments > Ion Fury Released
3. Re: Ion Fury Released Aug 15, 2019, 22:46 Acleacius
 
Awesome! On a lighter note, I saw the install size on Steam, 100 meg!  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
10. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 15, 2019, 14:09 Acleacius
 
People are still drinking bleach
faux news sure knows how to hook rednecks.
 
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News Comments > New Metro Game in the Works
9. Re: New Metro Game in the Works Aug 15, 2019, 13:50 Acleacius
 
If you just mean the total numbers sure, but it clearly came from expanding markets or are you trying to say the 10% increase is from US sales alone?  
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