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Signed On Sep 24, 2003, 23:48
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News Comments > Star Citizen Examined
81. Re: Star Citizen Examined Sep 26, 2016, 19:33 Kxmode
 
Kosumo wrote on Sep 26, 2016, 15:40:
His "professional reputation" was such that no publisher would fund him.

I doubt Squadron 42 will be good due to him having yet displayed any understanding of what gameplay is.

It's not graphics and motion capture.

"Professional reputation" refers to the games he launched under Origin that remain, to this day, some of PC gaming's more fondly remembered titles.
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen Examined
78. Re: Star Citizen Examined Sep 25, 2016, 19:05 Kxmode
 
CJ_Parker wrote on Sep 25, 2016, 06:36:
As far as "professional reputation", well, ahem... Wing Commander movie anyone? You are correct though that he will try to make Squadron 42 as decent as possible because of all the Hollywood cast he hired. They are going to polish the fuck out of it and it will probably be very well received.

I am obviously not referring to his movie career.
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen Examined
75. Re: Star Citizen Examined Sep 24, 2016, 22:57 Kxmode
 
I have to believe Chris not to recently woke up one day and it hit him "I'm never going to ship this game as I pitched", but he keeps soldiering on because his professional reputation in on the line.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
28. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 23, 2016, 17:23 Kxmode
 
jdreyer wrote on Sep 23, 2016, 14:13:
What? A seven-year fly by night operation? Look, I watched Sean Murray in many, many interviews. Does he suffer a touch of the madness known as Molyneuxism? Yup, but he's also a pretty shy geeky guy more comfortable in front of the computer than the camera. You really got the idea he was building his dream game and thought others would be just as stoked. He was living in a bubble, and being fellated by IGN and Stephen Colbert didn't do anything to pop it.

I just think that the shit storm that rained down on them has forced them to batten down the hatches and just try to weather it. They'll come up for air with a patch in a couple of months. He'll need to do a mea culpa for sure, and prostrate himself before The PC Master Race and beg forgiveness.

There's casual falling.
There's falling out of a small tree and hitting the ground.
There's falling out a tall tree and hitting every branch on the way down.
There's falling off a cliff, hitting a flock of birds, a passing plane, electrical lines, and being impaled on sequoia at 125 mph (201 kph).

Sean Murray did the last. I don't think he can recover. It's more than a mere "flesh wound."
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen Examined
53. Re: Star Citizen Examined Sep 23, 2016, 17:14 Kxmode
 
Derek said he updated his top secret detector to make an appearance if his name is written once.

DEREK SMART

Oh, noes. I did it now. Toff
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen Examined
29. Re: Star Citizen Examined Sep 23, 2016, 13:14 Kxmode
 
dangerman77 wrote on Sep 23, 2016, 13:05:
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You're doing it wrong.
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen Examined
27. Re: Star Citizen Examined Sep 23, 2016, 13:11 Kxmode
 
Mordhaus wrote on Sep 23, 2016, 11:21:
The article could have been summed up in two words: feature creep.

I think authors get 5 cents per word. Gotta pay the bills!
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen Examined
25. Re: Star Citizen Examined Sep 23, 2016, 13:06 Kxmode
 
I have mentioned this more than a few times. However, to reiterate, Robertson Davies words best describe the current culture surrounding this game. "Fanaticism is overcompensation for doubt."  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
26. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 23, 2016, 12:20 Kxmode
 
Retired wrote on Sep 23, 2016, 10:47:
I think they cashed in and closed shop. No updates for a while now.

Me too! Most companies hit by bad news typically try to respond to acknowledge the problems, quell the situations from escalating and provide a roadmap of what they are doing to fix the problems. The fact that Sean and his team have been dead silent since launch reeks of a fly-by-night operation. It would not surprise me if there are maybe a couple more patches and then the game's support stops.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
25. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 23, 2016, 12:11 Kxmode
 
jdreyer wrote on Sep 23, 2016, 04:49:
Kxmode wrote on Sep 22, 2016, 20:10:
I'm still bitter about No Man's Sky. Can't believe Sean Murray got away with highway robbery. I'm sure he's sitting in his castle feasting on his customer's tears and yucking it up with his team. Kind of like this guy.
I don't think so. We've not heard from him since launch basically. I think he truly believed that everyone would be over the moon about his game, and the massive backlash has devastated him. Here's to hoping they redouble their efforts and make the game more interesting.

I would've been delighted about his game if it had at least half the stuff he promised. Off-hand these promises include multiplayer, factions, participation in large fleet battles, visiting sand planets with potential giant snake creatures, and visits to systems with planets that rotate on their axis and around their sun. You know... basic stuff.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
19. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 22, 2016, 22:10 Kxmode
 
Sepharo wrote on Sep 22, 2016, 21:04:
I haven't bought or played the game... but the walker sentinels do exist. I've seen them while watching others play.

What I mean is they only appear after the wanted level reaches a certain amount. I suspect a constant firefight with waves of sentinels is the only way to get the wanted level up to 4 and 5-stars enough to trigger their appearance. I have yet to accomplished this. The problem is I have only ever seen a couple of the low-level sentinels patrolling. Moreover, I dispatch them too quickly to get my warrant level passed 2. That is why I think Walkers do not exist. On the random ~40 planets I visited I have never encountered them.

Maybe they are like The Illuminati and UFOs.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
17. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 22, 2016, 20:31 Kxmode
 
Retired wrote on Sep 22, 2016, 20:13:
The game isn't even listen on the stats page on Steam.

http://store.steampowered.com/stats/

Also the 68,000+ reviews are "mostly negative". Again watching the video....looks nothing like the game.

I posted this on the Steam Community forum

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By the way half of the screenshots on the store's page are lies.

SCREENSHOT 1 - There are no idyllic, beauty planets (most look like garbage).*
SCREENSHOT 2 - There are no fleets! Anywhere. In the entire game!
SCREENSHOT 3 - There are no Stonehenge that looks like that.
SCREENSHOT 4 - These walker sentinels do not exist because I NEVER got above three stars, and believe me I tried to anger the planet's police.
SCREENSHOT 9 - Jurassic Park does not exist.
SCREENSHOT 11 - There are no structures like that. There are no desert planets!

*Worth noting. That first screenshot has been confirmed by super smart hackers to be a unique build Sean used at E3, for the press, and even for the initial teaser trailer. It does not exist in the game.

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Side note. Can anyone explain this?
http://i.imgur.com/ZTq8hAA.png

5/10 != 34%

 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
15. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 22, 2016, 20:10 Kxmode
 
I'm still bitter about No Man's Sky. Can't believe Sean Murray got away with highway robbery. I'm sure he's sitting in his castle feasting on his customer's tears and yucking it up with his team. Kind of like this guy.

 
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News Comments > Blizzard Dropping Battle.net Name
33. Re: Morning Mobilization Sep 22, 2016, 20:02 Kxmode
 
shiho wrote on Sep 22, 2016, 17:48:
Total-Khaos wrote on Sep 22, 2016, 16:48:
So I'm still going to have my Battle.net desktop application? No, it will be renamed to Blizzard Tech or something even more retarded.

IRVINE, CA: Blizzard Entertainment has released a follow-up announcement. In regard to our new "Blizzard tech" moniker, we want to clarify some things. No, you will no longer see the Battle.net icon in your system tray. The new "Blizzard" tech is an innovative approach that fully integrates itself into your operating system at the networking and filesystem layers. You'll never even know it's there!

Please be aware that some antivirus products, such as Kaspersky or Norton, may falsely detect Blizzard tech as a "rootkit". This minor inconvenience should go away soon, as we bribe them with giant wads of money.

Sincerely yours,
Bobby Kotick

It could be worse
 
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32. Re: Blizzard Dropping Battle.net Name Sep 22, 2016, 19:59 Kxmode
 
BicycleRepairMan wrote on Sep 22, 2016, 01:36:
nin wrote on Sep 22, 2016, 01:05:

It was rumored years ago that Activision wanted to use b.net as it's own competitor to steam. Never seemed to materialize, though...

I guess they were making games instead , like diablo 3, Warcraft 3.... you know, games with "3" in their name...

valve..?

IIIuminati confirmed!
 
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News Comments > More Steam Review System Tweaks
8. Re: More Steam Review System Tweaks Sep 21, 2016, 23:13 Kxmode
 
Orogogus wrote on Sep 21, 2016, 13:08:
Kxmode wrote on Sep 21, 2016, 12:43:
Valve should give players the ability to rate the gameplay, graphics, audio, value and fun and then create an aggregate score for each. I would much rather have this type of rating system.

You can write all you want about the gameplay, graphics, etc., and you can write whatever score you feel like in the body text. But I think if you really needed that sort of thing you would go to a reviews site instead of looking at Steam reviews. Steam reviews fulfill the same role as Amazon reviews, forcing everyone into a template would drastically cut down on the number of people who write reviews, which kind of defeats the point.

Most game sites use a format similar to what I suggested. The simple reason is it works. It lets the gaming consumer see how each aspect of game rates and then its overall score. Most people already write their reviews like that, as you point out. I'm just saying by providing a template to normalize the information Steam's engine could then use an algorithm to create an overall score. That, I think, would be the best method forward.
 
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15. Re: Blizzard Dropping Battle.net Name Sep 21, 2016, 22:56 Kxmode
 
Perhaps Activision wants to license Battle.net as a Networking engine within their network of companies, or beyond (e.g. Frostbite). It would make sense to call it "Blizzard tech" as the name implies a platform built on Blizzard's reputation, whereas Battle.net sounds more like a service.  
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5. Re: Blizzard Dropping Battle.net Name Sep 21, 2016, 19:46 Kxmode
 
Why not BlizzNet, or BlizzTech?
Why not BlizzStream and BlizzVoice?
 
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2. Re: More Steam Review System Tweaks Sep 21, 2016, 12:43 Kxmode
 
Valve should give players the ability to rate the gameplay, graphics, audio, value and fun and then create an aggregate score for each. I would much rather have this type of rating system.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
25. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 20, 2016, 23:15 Kxmode
 
jdreyer wrote on Sep 20, 2016, 22:05:
Kxmode wrote on Sep 20, 2016, 19:03:
jdreyer wrote on Sep 20, 2016, 17:48:
I'm really not getting why you think this would be turned into a witch hunt.

So who do you arrest? Those doing the deed, those directing the act, or those facilitating the practice through the corporate environment and "cross-sell" mantra? It is very easy to cast a wide net and arrest people en masse, and then only release those who are found innocent, but do remember that U.S. citizens are innocent until proven guilty. It is important that there be probable cause for an arrest. Otherwise, doing what you propose would eventually turn into a witch-hunt. Does this help clarify my point?

Point not clarified. What you're bringing up is a concern any time a crime is committed, big or small. I still don't understand why you think this would be any different.

The opposite is more of a concern, that nothing is done. Remember the subprime loan crisis? Remember how we treated that with kid gloves? Remember how many people went to jail? Almost no one, despite causing the collapse of the world economy and the loss of trillions of dollars.

To your first point, I understand it and agree. However "probable cause" as a law provides the legal basis for reasonable grounds for searching, pressing a charge, and so forth. If law enforcement authorities indiscriminately began arresting anyone at Wells Fargo because of their employment in proximity to the fraud, there's no "probable cause." This is called mass arrests (a.k.a. the witch-hunt I was talking about earlier), and according to the 1944 Commission on War Crimes, indiscriminate mass arrests are designated as war crimes (something the United States abides by).

In the U.S. mass arrests only occur in certain circumstances. For example, when more than 700 Occupy Wallstreet protestors participated in an unauthorized march across a busy bridge, that action caused all participants to be in violation of the city's laws. Further, the police did not arrest them immediately. They gave the protestors plenty of time and opportunity to stop what they were doing and only started mass arresting when they refused.

As for the 2008 meltdown, it is even harder to prosecute people because this event was not isolated to one person or bank but it was a systemic issue related to the entire financial sector. Who do you arrest? Those doing the deed, those directing the act, or those facilitating the practice through the corporate environment and "cross-sell" mantra? It's much more difficult to answer when the scale and scope was global in nature.

However, the strength of these for-profit banks is also their greatest weakness and our biggest weapon against them. If enough people stop doing business with these types of banks, like I have then, their profits will dry up. This forces them to do something drastic. Moreover, if enough of them fold, this forces the entire banking industry to change its ways. In other words money talks. So force them to listen to you with your wallet. It works for video game publishers.
 
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