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News Comments > Snowday Early Access
2. Re: Snowday Early Access Dec 1, 2016, 17:05 Kxmode
 
"Killer app"  
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News Comments > Steep Season Pass Detailed
4. Re: Steep Season Pass Detailed Nov 30, 2016, 23:21 Kxmode
 
K2 PLZ!  
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News Comments > No Man's Sky Cleared by U.K. Ad Watchdog
24. Re: No Man's Sky Cleared by U.K. Ad Watchdog Nov 30, 2016, 17:20 Kxmode
 
jdreyer wrote on Nov 30, 2016, 13:17:
Kxmode wrote on Nov 30, 2016, 13:04:
These results are pure tunnel vision nonsense. They are only looking at the advertisements, trailers, and screenshots of which I have already noted more than a few that are blatantly misleading (e.g. like the one with the fleet that's still not in the game). They are ignoring all the things Sean Murray repeatedly stated, nearly ad nauseam, would be in the game at launch. He remained Hello Games' pitchman leading up to NMS's launch. The contents of what he said are just as impactful as any marketing campaign. Even more so considering Sean Murray is the only publisher/developer that I know of who was a guest on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.

Sue! Sue! Sue!

Also gonna reinstall and check out the Foundation update? You know you want to get your hands on a juicy freighter that you can customize the inside of.

I'm totally okay with you swimming in my tears.
 
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News Comments > No Man's Sky Cleared by U.K. Ad Watchdog
9. Re: No Man's Sky Cleared by U.K. Ad Watchdog Nov 30, 2016, 13:04 Kxmode
 
These results are pure tunnel vision nonsense. They are only looking at the advertisements, trailers, and screenshots of which I have already noted more than a few that are blatantly misleading (e.g. like the one with the fleet that's still not in the game). They are ignoring all the things Sean Murray repeatedly stated, nearly ad nauseam, would be in the game at launch. He remained Hello Games' pitchman leading up to NMS's launch. The contents of what he said are just as impactful as any marketing campaign. Even more so considering Sean Murray is the only publisher/developer that I know of who was a guest on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
8. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 29, 2016, 13:32 Kxmode
 
sauron wrote on Nov 29, 2016, 12:22:
NVidia class action

WHAT IS THIS NOTICE ABOUT?

A lawsuit is pending in the United States District Court, Northern District of California, (the ďLitigationĒ) that may affect your rights. The Litigation claims that NVIDIA Corporation (ďNVIDIAĒ), Gigabyte Global Business Corporation, G.B.T. Inc., ASUS Computer International, and EVGA Corporation (collectively, ďDefendantsĒ) sold GeForce GTX 970 graphics processing units (ďGTX 970 GPUĒ) to consumers based on inaccurate information regarding the GTX 970 GPUís specifications and performance. Defendants deny these claims. The Court did not rule in favor of Plaintiffs or Defendants. Instead, the parties agreed to a proposed settlement.

How is something like this not happening for No Man's Sky? I want Sean Murray to acknowledge he purposely mislead people to buy his game, and I want a partial or complete refund. I didn't sign up for a $60 beta test.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
27. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 28, 2016, 18:06 Kxmode
 
Cutter wrote on Nov 28, 2016, 15:59:
Jesus, thought I was having a good day until I saw someone won the entire US$421,000,000.00 Powerball jackpot. Talk about Christmas come early!

Just think! They could buy 28,066 Star Citizen Completionist packs at $15k a pop!
 
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News Comments > Hello Games Breaks No Man's Sky Silence
44. Re: Hello Games Breaks No Man's Sky Silence Nov 28, 2016, 17:10 Kxmode
 
Beamer wrote on Nov 28, 2016, 14:24:
I'm not excusing him. I'm saying that everyone acting like this is exclusive to video games is nuts. Movies have misleading trailers all the time. All the time! Bands release energetic songs to sell an album full of downbeat garbage. Books have blurbs calling them modern, tear-jerking classics despite evoking no emotion.

Those are all good comparisons, but allow me to translate them so that you understand my point.

* Movies have misleading trailers all the time. - Trailers don't advertise "Directed by Stephen Spielberg" if Wes Anderson directed the film. A movie's score by Daft Punk isn't advertised as Hans Zimmer's work. A trailer doesn't show "Starring Johnny Deep" when he's not in the film. If the film advertised is called Star Wars the trailer won't advertise a sappy romantic comedy.

* Bands release energetic songs to sell an album full of downbeat garbage. - Bands don't release albums of eclectic songs. If a few of the songs sound country, then you know the rest of the album sounds country.

* Books have blurbs calling them modern, tear-jerking classics despite evoking no emotion. - Books don't advertise "By Stephen King" if it was written by J. K. Rowling. If the book is classified as Romance it won't be Sci-Fi Fantasy.

Does this help clarify?

Beamer wrote on Nov 28, 2016, 14:24:
Sean Murray's mistake was that he never stopped talking.

Absolutely.
 
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News Comments > Hello Games Breaks No Man's Sky Silence
42. Re: Hello Games Breaks No Man's Sky Silence Nov 28, 2016, 14:07 Kxmode
 
Beamer wrote on Nov 28, 2016, 12:56:
Kxmode wrote on Nov 28, 2016, 11:54:
Kajetan wrote on Nov 28, 2016, 10:00:
thecakeisalie wrote on Nov 27, 2016, 22:13:
My biggest question is why is this game still being sold, period, when it was clearly falsely advertised from the get-go?
Because no court ordered Sony and Hello Games to stop selling it.

Gamers also don't have the same type of consumer protection laws as everyone else. It's even worse with crowdfunding and early access. Until laws are passed specifically targeting these shyster companies and their shenanigans, we will continue to be victims of these snake oil salespeople. So since we don't have these protections, the only thing we can do is not preorder, and not back crowdfund/early access games.

Would you now support that woman who sued Drive for having a misleading trailer?

I'm fairly certain that lawsuit was mocked around here, but to me, has more merit than "NMS was misleading!" With a movie, you have little to go on other than trailers, at least if you want to avoid spoilers. With video games, you have pretty much everything to judge a game on prior to purchase, so long as you wait even an hour.

With all due respect, you do realize that it's a fact (and Youtube has tons of videos to back this up) that Sean Murray lied to sell his game. He stated the game would have specific features at launch that later turned out to be false. The biggest being no multiplayer (he only came clean on the day of release). "NMS was misleading!" is a simplified way of stating the obvious. If you dropped $60 on NMS (preorder or not), you would understand the ire of thousands of people. The point I'm making is, please don't defend Sean Murray. There are no redeeming qualities for what he did.
 
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News Comments > No Man's Sky Foundation Update Live
26. Re: No Man's Sky Foundation Update Live Nov 28, 2016, 12:06 Kxmode
 
jdreyer wrote on Nov 27, 2016, 14:41:
It sounds like a good start. Maybe someone can have a play and let us know how the improvements stack up.

KXMode, you game?

Tempting but I think I'll pass. Besides there's nothing in the release notes that I think is worth a reinstall. I was looking for core features promised (like a working faction system, or orbiting planets, etc). Base building isn't one of those. If I want base building I can fire up Fallout 4.
 
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News Comments > No Man's Sky Foundation Update Live
25. Re: No Man's Sky Foundation Update Live Nov 28, 2016, 12:00 Kxmode
 
Zanthar wrote on Nov 27, 2016, 14:02:
Still beats any Derek Smart game though. At least they have that going for them.

As much as I passionately dislike NMS I have to agree with this. My understanding is 12 core people were responsible for 80% of the NMS. AFAIK that's about how many people 3000 AD is using for Line of Defense.
 
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News Comments > Hello Games Breaks No Man's Sky Silence
40. Re: Hello Games Breaks No Man's Sky Silence Nov 28, 2016, 11:54 Kxmode
 
Kajetan wrote on Nov 28, 2016, 10:00:
thecakeisalie wrote on Nov 27, 2016, 22:13:
My biggest question is why is this game still being sold, period, when it was clearly falsely advertised from the get-go?
Because no court ordered Sony and Hello Games to stop selling it.

Gamers also don't have the same type of consumer protection laws as everyone else. It's even worse with crowdfunding and early access. Until laws are passed specifically targeting these shyster companies and their shenanigans, we will continue to be victims of these snake oil salespeople. So since we don't have these protections, the only thing we can do is not preorder, and not back crowdfund/early access games.
 
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News Comments > Hello Games Breaks No Man's Sky Silence
39. Re: Hello Games Breaks No Man's Sky Silence Nov 28, 2016, 11:46 Kxmode
 
Redmask wrote on Nov 27, 2016, 09:25:
Some of you just leave me shaking my head. Hello Games is basically damned any way they go. If they had abandoned the game and started on something else, you guys would have blasted them for it even though that's pretty much what some of you recommend. But they're sticking with NMS and are trying to make it a better game. And yet, they're called out for it?! You just can't be happy with anything! It's was a botched launch. Fine. We get it. I paid $60 (which would have been better used fixing the transmission in my car) just like the rest of you. But I think them working on it, quietly, is exactly what they needed to do, because obviously, had they stayed public, it would have been just a ball-breaking toxic stew hurled at them constantly. And how many would have said then, 'just shut up and fix the game'?! Now, they did that and it's still not good enough.

They didn't fix anything, they're adding totally unrelated features while still not implementing all of the shit they lied about. This doesn't help solve any of the games problems. If they were serious about this they would go back and start trying to actually implement and flesh out the things that they conned the public about.

It is still going to be a boring, unfinished piece of trash even with a base building mechanic. In fact even more so because building bases make no sense at all in a game where you get bored and leave a planet after mining for 10 minutes.

This times infinity! Well said, Redmask.
 
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News Comments > Hello Games Breaks No Man's Sky Silence
19. Re: Hello Games Breaks No Man's Sky Silence Nov 26, 2016, 20:07 Kxmode
 
Ravor wrote on Nov 26, 2016, 17:51:
Dear Hello Games,

I have nominated your game via Steam for the "Biggest Piece of Shit".

Thanks!

-Rav

I nominated it for The ďMOST DECEPTIVE ADVERTISINGĒ award.
 
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News Comments > Hello Games Breaks No Man's Sky Silence
18. Re: Hello Games Breaks No Man's Sky Silence Nov 26, 2016, 20:01 Kxmode
 
Base building? Is Hello Games serious? Sean Murray never once mentioned base building as a feature in any of his prelease Q&A's. How about adding a working faction system, or fleet battles, or working multiplayer, or the dozens of other things promised. I would be perfectly happy with a working orbital system (the planets orbit their star and gravity is based on how close and far the planet is from the star, and how often it spins).

Base building... Good lord.
 
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News Comments > Into the Black
4. Re: Into the Black Nov 22, 2016, 09:41 Kxmode
 
El Pit wrote on Nov 22, 2016, 07:39:
I understand that Where Be Aliens (latin: Here Be Dragons/Monsters) is just a reference to Hic Sunt Dracones from historical maps.

Good to know! Thanks for providing context.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
25. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 22, 2016, 00:06 Kxmode
 
Season 3, Episode 3 of Guild Wars 2 went live tonight.  
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News Comments > Into the Black
2. Re: Into the Black Nov 21, 2016, 20:11 Kxmode
 
Maybe my iron-grip to grammar makes me an old fossil, but "Where Be Aliens" drives me nuts! Stuff like this is making me believe the English language will radically change in next 50 years. Imagine the books written by future generations. Worse, imagine Shakespeare in future English.  
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News Comments > World of Warcraft 12th Anniversary Celebration
14. Re: World of Warcraft 12th Anniversary Celebration Nov 21, 2016, 11:40 Kxmode
 
Meanwhile, Elysium (Nostalrius II) had a successful stress test this weekend with 23,000 people registering accounts and 7,500 people logged into vanilla WOW concurrently to engage in level 1 shenanigans like mass Westfall PVP and Thunder Bluff mass suicides.

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News Comments > EVE: Valkyrie for Vive Released
4. Re: EVE: Valkyrie for Vive Released Nov 17, 2016, 23:22 Kxmode
 
TBH Google's FREE Earth VR is more a killer app for VIVE/VR than a $60 ho-hum space shooter. I was seriously thinking about upgrading my video card and buying the VIVE to check out Earth VR! I'm not quite there yet... but very close.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
20. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 17, 2016, 16:51 Kxmode
 
That "How Casinos Enable Gambling Addicts" was a morose read especially Scott Stevens' story. I pray none of you ever get to that level of addiction with anything, including video games.  
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