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News Comments > Far Cry 5 Reviews
46. Re: Far Cry 5 Reviews Mar 26, 2018, 19:43 Kxmode
 
Rilcon wrote on Mar 26, 2018, 19:03:
You guys it's a Far Cry game, if you're looking for a deep political meaning you're a fool, and if you're actually seeing one doubly so. It's just a hyper-dumb excuse for violence and action like most every action flick out there, and ultra-religious/redneck/"true patriots" as baddies is very extremely not a unique thing in popular media.

Stop trying so hard.

My original comment is an observation that 30-years ago a game like Fry Cry 5 wouldn't be possible within the context of its story. It is a direct result of the populace's growing loathing and hatred of organized religion (esp in the United States) over the past few decades. That's the gist of the comment. The big established religions only have themselves to blame.
 
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News Comments > Far Cry 5 Reviews
42. Re: Far Cry 5 Reviews Mar 26, 2018, 18:34 Kxmode
 
NicklePop wrote on Mar 26, 2018, 18:21:
Kxmode wrote on Mar 26, 2018, 18:17:
NicklePop wrote on Mar 26, 2018, 17:20:
Interesting time to be alive; American culture has pretty much 180'd into a more Russia-China circa 1950 view of religion in the last ~30 years.

Russia banned Jehovah's Witnesses on fake charges claiming they are the same as a terrorist group. Witnesses haven't been banned in the United States or classified as a terrorist group (at least, not yet). So, no, the United States isn't like Russia. But it will, when it, along with the rest of the world's governments, turn on organized religions.

Completely agree!

I'm shocked JWs haven't been at least under fire in the US, considering they knock on doors and talk about Christianity, you would think some Redditor out there would start a lawsuit, etc.

First amendment freedoms provide protections to knock on doors without a permit. In fact, thousands of civil liberty and minority groups owe thanks to the witnesses for winning dozens of the supreme court cases related to first amendment freedoms. Justice Harlan Fiske Stone once quipped, "I think the Jehovah's Witnesses ought to have an endowment in view of the aid which they give in solving the legal problems of civil liberties." So the next time they knock on your door, at least be grateful for the freedom everyone has to do so without restrictions.
 
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News Comments > Far Cry 5 Reviews
40. Re: Far Cry 5 Reviews Mar 26, 2018, 18:25 Kxmode
 
Beamer wrote on Mar 26, 2018, 17:24:
Kxmode wrote on Mar 26, 2018, 17:05:
Beamer wrote on Mar 26, 2018, 16:51:
Kxmode wrote on Mar 26, 2018, 16:11:
Backwater Christian Cult Murder Simulator: The Video Game.

A game like this would never have been possible 30-years ago. But I understand WHY today. Big organized religions are to blame for people's hatred and loathing of religion. As one man once stated, "they are a snare and a racket." They either teach lies or they preach hatred. Neither is good for humanity.

From the early reviews, the game actually strives to play it safe and offend no one, so it's charismatic cult leaders, not religion or politics, with characters giving comments from both sides of any arena.

I mean the primary antagonist is a cult leader and his followers (who I assume is Christian given the bible being held as justification for their actions; unless they're using another religious book: The Book of Mormon?). The disclaimer would be akin to what Ubisoft put in the first Assassin's Creed title given the subject matter: Middle Eastern assassins versus Christain Templars.

The Bible? From this guy? That's a good guy.

Violence begets violence. That's the gist of Jesus's words to Peter after he miraculously reattached a Roman soldier's severed ear. This preacher man is just as bad as the cultist.
 
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News Comments > Far Cry 5 Reviews
37. Re: Far Cry 5 Reviews Mar 26, 2018, 18:17 Kxmode
 
NicklePop wrote on Mar 26, 2018, 17:20:
Interesting time to be alive; American culture has pretty much 180'd into a more Russia-China circa 1950 view of religion in the last ~30 years.

Russia banned Jehovah's Witnesses on fake charges claiming they are the same as a terrorist group. Witnesses haven't been banned in the United States or classified as a terrorist group (at least, not yet). So, no, the United States isn't like Russia. But it will, when it, along with the rest of the world's governments, turn on organized religions.
 
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News Comments > Far Cry 5 Reviews
26. Re: Far Cry 5 Reviews Mar 26, 2018, 17:05 Kxmode
 
Beamer wrote on Mar 26, 2018, 16:51:
Kxmode wrote on Mar 26, 2018, 16:11:
Backwater Christian Cult Murder Simulator: The Video Game.

A game like this would never have been possible 30-years ago. But I understand WHY today. Big organized religions are to blame for people's hatred and loathing of religion. As one man once stated, "they are a snare and a racket." They either teach lies or they preach hatred. Neither is good for humanity.

From the early reviews, the game actually strives to play it safe and offend no one, so it's charismatic cult leaders, not religion or politics, with characters giving comments from both sides of any arena.

I mean the primary antagonist is a cult leader and his followers (who I assume is Christian given the bible being held as justification for their actions; unless they're using another religious book: The Book of Mormon?). The disclaimer would be akin to what Ubisoft put in the first Assassin's Creed title given the subject matter: Middle Eastern assassins versus Christain Templars.
 
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News Comments > Far Cry 5 Reviews
23. Re: Far Cry 5 Reviews Mar 26, 2018, 16:11 Kxmode
 
Backwater Christian Cult Murder Simulator: The Video Game.

A game like this would never have been possible 30-years ago. But I understand WHY today. Big organized religions are to blame for people's hatred and loathing of religion. As one man once stated, "they are a snare and a racket." They either teach lies or they preach hatred. Neither is good for humanity.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
2. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 26, 2018, 11:38 Kxmode
 
Googled "What's a Jindo?" D'awwwwwww! I see the appeal.  
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News Comments > Open World Star Wars Game Plans?
23. Re: Open World Star Wars Game Plans? Mar 25, 2018, 16:47 Kxmode
 
EA already has an open world Star Wars game? Is this a single-player open world; like ACO and Witcher 3? Could be good if true.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
6. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 25, 2018, 16:14 Kxmode
 
jdreyer wrote on Mar 25, 2018, 14:09:
Cutter wrote on Mar 25, 2018, 13:10:
"Do I believe the Earth is shaped like a Frisbee? I believe it is," he said. "Do I know for sure? No. That's why I want to go up in space."

Yet, oddly enough ships have been circumnavigating the globe for millennia and nary a one has fallen off the edge. What are the odds? Rolleyes

He probably thinks it's a freaky frisbee.

Thor knows the truth.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
21. Re: EA and AI, E-I-E-I-O Mar 25, 2018, 06:32 Kxmode
 
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News Comments > Get Lethal League for Free
9. Re: Morning Tech Bits Mar 23, 2018, 23:57 Kxmode
 
MeanJim wrote on Mar 23, 2018, 17:53:
Mordecai Walfish wrote on Mar 23, 2018, 17:26:
Luke wrote on Mar 23, 2018, 16:45:
ITS allllll free ye just need to install our spyware..thats it.

They do the exact same thing Humble Bundle does. Are they the devil too?

Keep in mind that linking your steam account became a requirement at these sites because of scammers and people unloading keys from these sales onto 3rd party key seller sites. Linking of a steam account and applying the freebie only to that account fixed many of the loopholes being used by these scammers.

After linking your account, it still gives you a Steam key. I don't know what (if anything) it checks before giving you the key.

It's called a Single Sign-On and people do it all the time with their Facebook and Twitter account.
 
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News Comments > Get Lethal League for Free
8. Re: Get Lethal League for Free Mar 23, 2018, 23:56 Kxmode
 
Luke wrote on Mar 23, 2018, 16:45:
ITS allllll free ye just need to install our spyware..thats it.

Come on. Don't be stupid. Linking your Steam account isn't installing spyware. It's creating what is called a single-sign on. Happens with Faacebook and Twitter accounts all the time.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
21. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 23, 2018, 23:53 Kxmode
 
DangerDog wrote on Mar 23, 2018, 21:34:
browsing bluesnews with an insecure connection

pls don't hack me

To late
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
20. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 23, 2018, 23:51 Kxmode
 
Beamer wrote on Mar 23, 2018, 17:34:
Kxmode wrote on Mar 23, 2018, 16:18:
Beamer wrote on Mar 23, 2018, 16:05:
I think there are more examples of good games resulting in failure than resulting in The Witcher 3. It was an anomaly, and we can all count dozens of games we've loved that were commercial failures.

Any learning you're taking from The Witcher 3 is fools' gold. It was lightning in a bottle. Again, there are dozens of great games released each year that die on the vine, and hundreds of great games that don't have even a quarter the legs The Witcher 3 did. It's a great aspiration, but it's like looking at Titanic or The Avengers and trying to come up with rules for what makes a successful movie. You need patterns for these things, not exceptions.

The data and numbers they posted are the facts. The scores and ratings and general feedback on Steam and elsewhere are the facts. Consumer feedback and perceptions of CDPR and their business practices are the facts. You provided ZERO data and facts to counter. IOW, you can't extrapolate an asserted conclusion based on mere conjecture.

Usain Bolt ate peanuts every day before a race. That's a fact. From that, we can assume that eating peanuts every day will make you the fastest man in the world.

Or, you can realize that he's an outlier, and one example doesn't make a pattern. For instance, Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego remains one of the best-selling PC games of all time. Should we assume that the secret to success is geography-based games? Or should we look for patterns?

Sigh. Again, my conclusions are based on real numbers (people call them facts) presented by CD Projekt Red at their annual financial results conference. You provided NOTHING of substance in your response.

"I think there are more examples of good games resulting in failure than resulting in The Witcher 3. It was an anomaly, and we can all count dozens of games we've loved that were commercial failures." That's the equivalent of: "HERE'S A PICTURE OF A DOG. YOUR ARGUMENT IS INVALID." It's literally meaningless.

1. FACT. Creating good games and investing in quality equals profit. (CDPR proved it, so have others)
2. FACT. Consoles typically have a big burst of sales on the initial release, but PC has the most extended life cycle of transactions. (CDPR proved it, so have others)
3. FACT. Over time, MORE copies of games sell on PC. (CDPR proved it, so have others)

All apply to publishers with varying degrees.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
9. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 23, 2018, 16:18 Kxmode
 
Beamer wrote on Mar 23, 2018, 16:05:
I think there are more examples of good games resulting in failure than resulting in The Witcher 3. It was an anomaly, and we can all count dozens of games we've loved that were commercial failures.

Any learning you're taking from The Witcher 3 is fools' gold. It was lightning in a bottle. Again, there are dozens of great games released each year that die on the vine, and hundreds of great games that don't have even a quarter the legs The Witcher 3 did. It's a great aspiration, but it's like looking at Titanic or The Avengers and trying to come up with rules for what makes a successful movie. You need patterns for these things, not exceptions.

The data and numbers they posted are the facts. The scores and ratings and general feedback on Steam and elsewhere are the facts. Consumer feedback and perceptions of CDPR and their business practices are the facts. You provided ZERO data and facts to counter. IOW, you can't extrapolate an asserted conclusion based on mere conjecture.
 
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News Comments > Get Lethal League for Free
4. Re: Get Lethal League for Free Mar 23, 2018, 16:09 Kxmode
 
TorchMaster wrote on Mar 23, 2018, 11:55:
Fanatical is requiring that you link your Steam account to them for this offer. That makes this a 'pass' for me.

There's no such thing as FREE.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
7. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 23, 2018, 15:32 Kxmode
 
CD Projekt Red posted their FY2017 financial results conference (translated into English). There were three key points that big greedy publishers like EA should note.

1:08 - As you can see the Witcher 2 sold a four-fold better, regarding revenue than Witcher 1, and The Witcher 3 an eleven-fold better than The Witcher 2. If you add on top of that the expansions, the increase was 15 fold. Looking at last year's sales, you will see that The Witcher 3 has been selling well, not only on the day of release, but after release, and later on. Comparing year one and year two sales, in year two there was a 65% increase and third year to the second year was more than 40%. Our games have been selling for a very long time. The Witcher 1 has been selling really well for a decade, so it's worthwhile to create good games and investing in quality and adding things to the game that support sales after the release.

5:19 - The Witcher 3 is critical. However, sales of The Witcher 3 has been changing after the release, and this diagram shows two crucial pieces of information. First, in 2017, unit sales of The Witcher 3 was higher than the year before and second, on the year of the release, 70% of sales came from console copies, and slightly more than 30% were PC copies. The trend has changed over time. PCs have the most extended life cycle. Now in 2017, 50% of sales stem from PC copies and the other half was attributed to both consoles (Xbox One and PS4).

6:21 - Methods of delivering games to customers have changed over time. During the release, the vast majority of sales, more than 70%, was realized with boxed versions, but in 2017 the proportion has reversed. Three-quarter of copies sold through digital distribution. This data point allows us to participate in higher retail pricing. So we earn more on each digital copy than on box copies.

Take away:
1. Creating good games and investing in quality equals profit.
2. Console typically has a big burst of sales on the initial release, but PC has the most extended lifecycle of transactions. In other words, more consistent residuals. Creating console exclusives may not be the best business decision.
3. Over time, MORE copies of games sell on PC. By extension, it is essential to make the game available on all major distro platforms like Steam, GOG, Windows App Store, as well as Origin, Battle.net, and Uplay if possible. A competitor would be more than happy to sell the game on their platform for a percentage cut. That just means gamers can buy from their preferred platform.
 
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News Comments > Sea of Thieves Content Plans
16. Re: Sea of Thieves Content Plans Mar 23, 2018, 15:00 Kxmode
 
jdreyer wrote on Mar 22, 2018, 20:40:
Quinn wrote on Mar 22, 2018, 20:08:
My theory is that this game was meant to be a lootbox store, its shallow gameplay being nothing more than a front for said store.

Then the Battlefield fiasco happened.

Now we have a game stripped bare of its quick-buck "content".

Nail, meet hammer.

Pot, meet kettle.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
6. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 23, 2018, 14:57 Kxmode
 
Depressing. Even more depressing. Really looking forward to the time when animals live in relative peace.  
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News Comments > 2018 GDC and IGF Awards
7. Re: 2018 GDC and IGF Awards Mar 23, 2018, 04:01 Kxmode
 
jacobvandy wrote on Mar 22, 2018, 17:47:
I've not played Horizon, but that's the gist of most the comparisons I see from people who have. HZD is yet another open world action game, which is fine if that's what you like, I mean I probably would enjoy it if I had a PS4. But the new Zelda bucks a lot of those trends and significantly refreshes the genre. It doesn't litter your map with icons to mindlessly chase down, you're encouraged to freely explore while visually spotting points of interest off in the distance (whether that's a little chunk of "content" or just a cool spot to climb and see the view). It's so open and free-form, in fact, that a lot of people seem to dislike the feeling of not knowing what they should be doing.

Zelda and HZD are both open-world games. The difference in my mind is that Zelda looks like it came from 2010. HZD actually looks like a game released in 2017 taking full advantage of PS4 PRO's enhanced visuals. All that aside, the story and immersion is amazing. The joylessness is driven by the environment and the fact that humanity has quite literally taken a backseat on a planet ruled by AI and robots.
 
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