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Signed On Sep 24, 2003, 23:48
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News Comments > Countdown to Anthem
8. Re: Countdown to Anthem Jan 22, 2019, 22:57 Kxmode
 
1. Worth nothing, Casey did not direct Anthem's development. He joined the studio after development began.

2. EA is either brave or stupid with a week head-start. Based on social media and BluesNews, we'll know by launch day what its worth is despite being sold on Origins with no ratings and feedback system. EA doesn't understand the power of the Internet to spread negative feedback and DOA a product launch.

3. EA doesn't seem to realize that PC gamers don't rent. They buy. That crap flew with consoles (and still does today with Redbox). The mindset today is that you BUY when there's a big sale on Steam or GOG (or the publisher platforms). Why would anyone rent when they can get 50-75% off a AAA-title that just came out 2-3 months ago? Foolishness.
 
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News Comments > Bethesda: Fallout 76 Not Going Free-to-Play
5. Re: Bethesda: Fallout 76 Not Going Free-to-Play Jan 22, 2019, 22:43 Kxmode
 
There's nothing going on here. Some lame website named segmentnext falsely claimed "According to reports, EB Games has pulled new copies of Fallout 76 from its shelves." The thing is if you search for "fallout 76 free-2-play rumors" no one is actually reporting this rumor except segmentnext, and any mentions attributing the source go to their site. It's click-bait nonsense. It's the "people tell lies on the Internet" meme.  
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News Comments > Battlefield 5 Graphics Cheaters Banned
40. Re: Battlefield 5 Graphics Cheaters Banned Jan 22, 2019, 18:45 Kxmode
 
Putting in the option to lower to potato quality and then forgetting to QA for exploitative gameplay is all on Devs, not the players. It's not true hacking or exploiting since it's a graphical setting that's part of the game.  
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News Comments > Battlefield 5 Graphics Cheaters Banned
34. Re: Battlefield 5 Graphics Cheaters Banned Jan 22, 2019, 14:46 Kxmode
 
Beamer wrote on Jan 22, 2019, 08:36:
Also, I believe people do this in CS, pros, right? But it doesn't offer this level of advantage, and is all stuff they're editing in text files. Also drivers, if I recall. I remember, two years ago when I did a decent amount of CS:GO (with my skill level at this age being, at best decent), that there were a ton of tutorials for the settings the pros used, and it did require driver tweaks.

In any competitive game on Steam, players obtain items that they can sell on the Marketplace. Some items, especially those derived from CS:GO, trade for lots of money. Most don't play because it is fun. They play to make money from the Marketplace, and they cheat like nobody's business. Half-a-million bans nearly every six months for CS:GO alone tells you how much of a sham the Marketplace is. Valve needs to do the right thing than kill the Marketplace. All it does is breeds cheaters.
 
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News Comments > Battlefield 5 Graphics Cheaters Banned
33. Re: Battlefield 5 Graphics Cheaters Banned Jan 22, 2019, 14:37 Kxmode
 
Darks wrote on Jan 21, 2019, 19:17:
I cant figure out why these idiots are so obsessed with cheating when they know they are going to get caught. Why even play the game if you cant enjoy it for what it is?

Steam's market. Valve needs to get rid of the market immediately.
 
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News Comments > Battlefield 5 Graphics Cheaters Banned
32. Re: Battlefield 5 Graphics Cheaters Banned Jan 22, 2019, 14:36 Kxmode
 
That's not cheating. That's not even exploiting. That's players using the game's low fidelity to their benefit. That's not on them. That's on the devs for putting that crap in their game and not bothering to QA it.  
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News Comments > Atlas Veers Off Course Again
1. Re: Atlas Veers Off Course Again Jan 21, 2019, 18:51 Kxmode
 
where unauthorized access to an admin account caused players to be beset by sea monsters and deluged by aircraft and tanks, the new breach similarly spawned drakes and giant whales in the game and spammed players with messages to subscribe to Pewdiepie

Are you kidding?! That sounds like fun!!
 
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News Comments > Blizzard Hiring for Unannounced Diablo Game
22. Re: Blizzard Hiring for Unannounced Diablo Game Jan 20, 2019, 23:02 Kxmode
 
jdreyer wrote on Jan 20, 2019, 18:03:
Positions available:
-Monetization Specialist
-Monetization Implementation Coordinator
-Behaviorial Psychologist

- Casino Manager with baseball bat skills
 
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News Comments > Blizzard Hiring for Unannounced Diablo Game
21. Re: Blizzard Hiring for Unannounced Diablo Game Jan 20, 2019, 23:00 Kxmode
 
Diablo: Immortal: Hellish Rights: Hearthstone - the freemium mobile Battle Royale TGC  
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News Comments > Sunday Safety Dance
2. Re: Sunday Safety Dance Jan 20, 2019, 20:34 Kxmode
 
Cutter wrote on Jan 20, 2019, 13:40:
How about a badge in real world cybersecurity where you ask your company for money for security and the execs laugh at you as they pocket their insane bonuses.

"It's part of a drive to get more girls involved in science, technology engineering and mathematics from a young age." That's a noble reason.
 
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News Comments > Star Control Origins Returns to Steam
1. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 19, 2019, 03:31 Kxmode
 
Most of the negative reviews of the game isn't about the game itself, but about the poster's feelings regarding Stardock's legal issues with Paul and Fred. I'm not one to condone censorship, but at the same time reviews like this are meaningless and don't help state why the game itself is a down-vote.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
12. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 19, 2019, 03:15 Kxmode
 
Have to say of all the big publishers I've dealt with Ubisoft is pretty amazing. Speedy turn-around times. I typically get a response within a day. Sometimes many in a single day. It looks like case assignments go to single individuals who can wisely keep tracking of the conversation history. All in all, great service.

A close second would be Valve via Steam support. Much of the system is automated, but I've never had problems with it. Would I like it if their return policy was more than 2 hours? Absolutely (was hoping Epic's Store would be better)! However, it is stress-free, and that's important to me. Valve system (or their highly trained ninjas, can't be sure) typically respond to refund request and general support requests in hours.

A close third would be Blizzard. In the decade or more that I've had to reach out to their customer support for WOW and other games, I don't recall ever having stress. I place them third because their response time tends to be longer. I do remember on one support request a week passed before they replied likely due to their large backlog of support requests.

TL;DR Big Publisher Ranked Support
#1 UbiSoft
#2 Valve (Steam)
#3 Blizzard
 
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News Comments > Two Anthem Videos
6. Re: Two Anthem Videos Jan 18, 2019, 19:13 Kxmode
 
Two new videos are now online to show off Anthem, BioWare's upcoming mech action game

I think it might be more appropriate to say "EA's upcoming mech action game." BioWare died with Dragon Age Inquisition.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
5. Re: Morning Metaverse Jan 18, 2019, 16:54 Kxmode
 
It's a pinwheel design.  
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News Comments > while True: learn() Released
10. Re: while True: learn() Released Jan 18, 2019, 14:58 Kxmode
 
Burrito of Peace wrote on Jan 18, 2019, 12:13:
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News Comments > while True: learn() Released
5. Re: while True: learn() Released Jan 18, 2019, 03:29 Kxmode
 
Sepharo wrote on Jan 18, 2019, 02:32:
The language in the title of the game is Python btw

the correct c#, java, c++ equivalent
is in the secret text of my first reply
vb.net is very similar as well

Interesting.

https://www.python.org/dev/peps/pep-0285/

Should the constants be called 'True' and 'False' (similar to None) or 'true' and 'false' (as in C++, Java and C99)?

=> True and False.

Most reviewers agree that consistency within Python is more important than consistency with other languages.

I guess that makes sense. The pattern is established and familiar for Python developers. For constants my preference is UPPERCASE in most languages. It's easier to distinguish from vars and bools.

boolean: lowercase
variable: camelCase
function: TitleCase
constant: UPPERCASE
 
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News Comments > Steam Tackling Store Discoverability Again
13. Re: Steam Tackling Store Discoverability Again Jan 17, 2019, 22:38 Kxmode
 
Prez wrote on Jan 15, 2019, 09:01:
Now if you would stop robbing developers (particularly indies) blind that'd be great.

Except that's not what they actually say or think, so you can tone down the hyperbole.

Kxmode wrote on Jan 10, 2019, 22:02:
"On the whole, Steam is a pretty full-service platform," Joan Blachere, communications manager of Motion Twin, the developer of Dead Cells, told Polygon. "Does it have drawbacks? Stacks of them. Could they do better? Sure. However, having worked with everyone in the business I can confidently say that Steam is the best, by a country mile."

From this thread
 
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News Comments > Steam Tackling Store Discoverability Again
12. Re: Steam Tackling Store Discoverability Again Jan 17, 2019, 22:26 Kxmode
 
Cutter wrote on Jan 15, 2019, 09:01:
Kxmode wrote on Jan 14, 2019, 23:35:
Cutter wrote on Jan 14, 2019, 20:50:
Threatened with obsolescence in the near future Valve finally decides to start doing some stuff they should have done a decade ago. Too little too late methinks.

You really are clueless. This has nothing to do with "obsolescence." This is an iteration to the machine-learning logic they already added to the Discovery system a year ago. And as Redeye notes, Steam is THE largest PC gaming platform. If you put all the PC gaming platforms together they wouldn't even come close to Steam.

If you can't see the writing on the wall for where games are headed - and you clearly can't - you're the one needing a clue.

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Kxmode wrote on Jan 10, 2019, 21:33:
Creston wrote on Jan 9, 2019, 19:42:
Steam can do two things now:

1) Lower their stupid 30% royalty rate, and not by that garbage "Well, if you sell 50 million copies, we'll let you pay 25%" BS, but go down to like 15%.

2) Become fucking irrelevant and be out of business in 3 years.

With Steam's customer base nothing that drastic will happen in 3 years. It'll take a cycle, and those usually happen every 7 years.

You're conflating two different things. This news thread is specifically about iterations to Steam's Discovery algorithm. That has NOTHING to do with obsolescence. In fact, quite the opposite. What has to do with obsolescence is Valve's tone-deafness in not responding to their growing competition or player's requests/complaints. That's a topic for another thread when and if the headline appears. Given Steam's sizable customer base and brand-loyalty, they can hold out for quite a while but not forever. That's why I said in the highlighted quote that if they do nothing, in about 5-7 years Steam will become irrelevant and possibly out of business. In other words, you can't make the logical leap to obsolescence from Discovery improvements.

Cutter wrote on Jan 15, 2019, 09:01:
What exactly do you think this flurry of activity is about? Epic's store is only the first shot fired. Give your head a shake and make an attempt at grasping the big picture, if you're capable.

You can't make the logical leap to obsolescence from Discovery improvements especially if Valve is putting forth the effort to improve their store's QOL for their sizable customer base.

Also, realize that these are pipeline projects that are async to Epic's recent announcements. They are multi-month planned improvements to Steam's infrastructure. Now going forward Valve may start projects to combat Epic store, but we won't see them for a few months. By then there may be a disconnect between Epic's action and Valve's reaction.

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News Comments > J.J. Abrams/Valve Movie Collaboration is Still a Thing
16. Re: J.J. Abrams/Valve Movie Collaboration is Still a Thing Jan 17, 2019, 22:06 Kxmode
 
christheshitter wrote on Jan 17, 2019, 05:39:
That man is only good for destroying fantastic franchises.

This ^^^^^ times infinity!
 
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News Comments > while True: learn() Released
3. Re: while True: learn() Released Jan 17, 2019, 21:59 Kxmode
 
Sepharo wrote on Jan 17, 2019, 20:16:
Different languages exist...

and please don't ever use a string to store "True"

That much is obvious. However, the name of the product implies True could be a string with its capitalized spelling. Most bools are lowercase true or false, and in fact, most languages throw an error if you capitalize the word. Hence the reason for "or if condition is a bool."

BTW, under certain conditions true is a string. For example, LocalStorage and SessionStorage always treat characters as strings and doesn't implicitly know the stored value "true" or "false" is a boolean. It's up the programmer to convert the value into a bool, like so

showIcon = ((window.localStorage.getItem("jQIcon") == "false") ? false : true);

I do this for a living so I think I know what I'm talking about, but I thank you for the tip.
 
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