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News Comments > Sweeney: Valve Matching Epic's Commission Would End EGS Exclusives
41. Re: Sweeney: Valve Matching Epic's Commission Would End EGS Exclusives Apr 25, 2019, 19:19 Kxmode
 
RedEye9 wrote on Apr 25, 2019, 19:16:
the_culture wrote on Apr 25, 2019, 19:11:
I think if you buy R6 Siege or Far Cry 5 on Steam, you also must have uPlay installed and running as well.
This is basically baby mama syndrome. Some here ain't happy unless they're upset about something.

That's not what exclusivity means and you know it. Put away your Stephen Colbert dictionary. This isn't "truthiness."
 
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News Comments > Sweeney: Valve Matching Epic's Commission Would End EGS Exclusives
40. Re: Sweeney: Valve Matching Epic's Commission Would End EGS Exclusives Apr 25, 2019, 19:18 Kxmode
 
the_culture wrote on Apr 25, 2019, 19:11:
I think if you buy R6 Siege or Far Cry 5 on Steam, you also must have uPlay installed and running as well.

That's not exclusivity.
 
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William Shakespeare's "Star Wars" Act I, Scene 1: Aboard the rebel ship. / Enter C-3PO and R2-D2. / C-3PO: "Now is the summer of our happiness / Made winter by this sudden, fierce attack!" / R2-D2 Beep beep, Beep, beep, meep, squeak, beep, whee!
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News Comments > Sweeney: Valve Matching Epic's Commission Would End EGS Exclusives
37. Re: Sweeney: Valve Matching Epic's Commission Would End EGS Exclusives Apr 25, 2019, 19:15 Kxmode
 
Beamer wrote on Apr 25, 2019, 18:46:
Kxmode wrote on Apr 25, 2019, 18:12:
Beamer wrote on Apr 25, 2019, 16:14:
Any game using Steamworks is a Steam exclusive. You can buy it elsewhere, but you're locked into Steam as a distribution model. Plenty of other games are also locked into Steam, if unofficially - there are literally tens, if not hundreds, of thousands of games only available via Steam.

That argument is NOT a valid comparison of the type of exclusivity we're talking about and you know it. Please don't grasp.

Functionally, it is. The result is there's only one service for you to use. You're just caught up in who is at fault, but the result is the same, so I couldn't be bothered to endlessly complain about it.

I "functionally" rejected your comparison as invalid.
 
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News Comments > Chris Taylor Reveals Intergalactic Space Empire and Kanoogi Platform
12. Re: Chris Taylor Reveals Intergalactic Space Empire and Kanoogi Platform Apr 25, 2019, 18:18 Kxmode
 
jdreyer wrote on Apr 25, 2019, 14:01:
I didn't realize that he'd left Wargaming. I'm a huge fan of this guy, so I'm going to take a hard look at this. He's always struck me as a standup guy.

His departure happened after his renamed studio was shut down by Wargaming. It was a good move on Wargaming's part both with the purchase and closure. Chris was affected by the slow disintegration of his studio, and you could see it in his videos. Wargaming's buyout placed both him and his studio under their care and on a better footing. Unfortunately, the studio was still Gas Powered Games and likely couldn't produce the kind of stuff Wargaming wanted, so the closure was required to save costs. By that point, Chris was likely in a better mental and emotional state to move forward.
 
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News Comments > Sweeney: Valve Matching Epic's Commission Would End EGS Exclusives
33. Re: Sweeney: Valve Matching Epic's Commission Would End EGS Exclusives Apr 25, 2019, 18:12 Kxmode
 
Beamer wrote on Apr 25, 2019, 16:14:
Kxmode wrote on Apr 25, 2019, 15:36:
Bodolza wrote on Apr 25, 2019, 13:47:
People sure do have short memories. Steam is anti-consumer, monopolistic trash. I'd be happy to see the platform die ASAP. They're solely responsible for the death of right of resale for PC games. How rich that people complain about exclusives, when Steam itself already has tons of exclusives.

It's a privacy nightmare with the ability to track everything you do. It forces updates both for its own client and applications more frequently and forcefully than Microsoft ever did. It's a resource hog even when doing nothing. It's also full of DRM.

I personally try to use GOG for as many purchases as possible.

Third-party exclusives are the epitome of anti-consumer choice. Valve has never engaged in this on their platform. There's no justification for it beyond artificially building a user base quickly instead of building a better platform than Steam and letting it naturally grow through consumer choice.

The bottomline is EGS has NOTHING on Steam and Epic knows this. So the only way they can bring people to their platform is force them to. That's not sustainable.

Any game using Steamworks is a Steam exclusive. You can buy it elsewhere, but you're locked into Steam as a distribution model. Plenty of other games are also locked into Steam, if unofficially - there are literally tens, if not hundreds, of thousands of games only available via Steam.

That argument is NOT a valid comparison of the type of exclusivity we're talking about and you know it. Please don't grasp.
 
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News Comments > Sweeney: Valve Matching Epic's Commission Would End EGS Exclusives
26. Re: Sweeney: Valve Matching Epic's Commission Would End EGS Exclusives Apr 25, 2019, 15:48 Kxmode
 
Timmeh wrote on Apr 25, 2019, 14:09:
I completely agree with everything you said.. except.. Chem trails are REAL.

They're contrails (condensation trails). There's NO chemicals or biological agents in those trails. Stop feeding the myth.
 
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News Comments > Sweeney: Valve Matching Epic's Commission Would End EGS Exclusives
25. Re: Sweeney: Valve Matching Epic's Commission Would End EGS Exclusives Apr 25, 2019, 15:36 Kxmode
 
Bodolza wrote on Apr 25, 2019, 13:47:
People sure do have short memories. Steam is anti-consumer, monopolistic trash. I'd be happy to see the platform die ASAP. They're solely responsible for the death of right of resale for PC games. How rich that people complain about exclusives, when Steam itself already has tons of exclusives.

It's a privacy nightmare with the ability to track everything you do. It forces updates both for its own client and applications more frequently and forcefully than Microsoft ever did. It's a resource hog even when doing nothing. It's also full of DRM.

I personally try to use GOG for as many purchases as possible.

Third-party exclusives are the epitome of anti-consumer choice. Valve has never engaged in this on their platform. There's no justification for it beyond artificially building a user base quickly instead of building a better platform than Steam and letting it naturally grow through consumer choice.

The bottomline is EGS has NOTHING on Steam and Epic knows this. So the only way they can bring people to their platform is force them to. That's not sustainable.
 
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News Comments > Chris Taylor Reveals Intergalactic Space Empire and Kanoogi Platform
6. Re: Chris Taylor Reveals Intergalactic Space Empire and Kanoogi Platform Apr 25, 2019, 13:45 Kxmode
 
MrBone wrote on Apr 25, 2019, 11:58:
I thought Chris Taylor was dead or institutionalized by now. Good to see him back.

His studio Gas Powered Games was purchased by Wargaming and renamed Wargaming Seattle where Chris assumed a directorial role. So in a way he was institutionalized for a time.
 
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News Comments > Sweeney: Valve Matching Epic's Commission Would End EGS Exclusives
15. Re: Sweeney: Valve Matching Epic's Commission Would End EGS Exclusives Apr 25, 2019, 13:15 Kxmode
 

Valve: "We don't negotiate with Terrorists who hold video games hostage."
 
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News Comments > etc., etc.
2. Re: etc., etc. Apr 25, 2019, 01:03 Kxmode
 
Mortal Kombat 11 skins will cost $6,440 if you buy every single one.

Literal Chump change...
 
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News Comments > Mortal Kombat 11 Released
12. Re: Mortal Kombat 11 Released Apr 23, 2019, 20:56 Kxmode
 
Xero wrote on Apr 23, 2019, 20:20:
So, Steam reviews have destroyed it. It sits in red mostly negative. I see the majority are due to the micro transactions. I'm hoping the developers are watching because that looks terrible on launch day. They better patch that shiiiieeet quick.

I did end up buying it for a heck of a lot cheaper than Steam though... Obviously with the hope of it being patched soon.

It was a significant community effort. Despite Warner Bros attempt to hide the MTX store from review copies for positive Metacritic reviews, many people with knowledge of the P2S MTX store made sure the community knew about it and its marring effects on gameplay so they could make a well-informed purchasing decision. I'm proud of their efforts. Shows the publisher that they can't keep getting away with this trash with impunity and that there are adverse repercussions.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
31. Re: Mortal Kombat 11 Released Apr 23, 2019, 20:48 Kxmode
 
Mr. Tact wrote on Apr 23, 2019, 20:25:
Oh wow you caught me, I was being facetious. That said, I think I will wait more than 15 episodes before rendering a significant judgment. While not necessarily dependent on quality, there is some value in longevity.

Cool beans. Cool
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
29. Re: Out of the Blue Apr 23, 2019, 20:16 Kxmode
 
Mr. Tact wrote on Apr 23, 2019, 19:18:
Let me know when they have completed seven full seasons...

So is that what you measure success by? So based on that I should assume you think Babylon 5 was a failure.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
27. Re: Mortal Kombat 11 Released Apr 23, 2019, 19:14 Kxmode
 
jdreyer wrote on Apr 20, 2019, 04:21:
That a season 2 of ST: Discovery even exists is a pretty big spoiler, IMO.

Surprise! Smash
 
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News Comments > Mortal Kombat 11 Released
10. Re: Mortal Kombat 11 Released Apr 23, 2019, 19:08 Kxmode
 
Why would someone willingly spend $60 to play a microtransaction-riddled casino gambling game with Mortal Kombat graphics? Your plastic is going to get hit with a FATALITY.  
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News Comments > Zombotron Released
3. Re: Out of the Blue Apr 23, 2019, 05:03 Kxmode
 
Sacrifice wrote on Apr 22, 2019, 23:06:
This was the first thing that came to mind: http://www.zombo.com/

Or for those who refuse to download Flash.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qxWwEPeUuAg
 
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News Comments > Chris Roberts on Fixing Anthem
74. Re: Out of the Blue Apr 23, 2019, 00:28 Kxmode
 
Sepharo wrote on Apr 22, 2019, 21:47:
Kxmode wrote on Apr 22, 2019, 20:39:
RedEye9 wrote on Apr 22, 2019, 20:36:
Being a hypocrite has never stopped eric smart from chiming in

Is Eric Smart, Derek's quiet brother?

That's what WaltC calls Jarek Smart.

How many brothers does Derek have?!
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
8. Re: Out of the Blue Apr 22, 2019, 22:45 Kxmode
 
MoreLuckThanSkill wrote on Apr 22, 2019, 21:21:
jdreyer wrote on Apr 22, 2019, 16:34:
"Spider-Man" Closing Out MCU Phase 3.

"Please keep coming to see our movies after Avengers: Endgame!"

They're going to phase out almost all the old actors, probably keep some of the younger ones like the new Spiderman, and go from there. Honestly most of the current stars are probably sick of the comic movie shit by now, even if the money is great.

Same thing happens in comics when writers/artists leave and new ones come in; as long as the quality remains high, Marvel/Disney will still make billions.

Parallel topic: I finally saw Aquaman last week... talk about a beautiful(visually) film with an atrocious script and joke of a story. They still made like a billion dollars worldwide with that shit. Comic movies aren't going anywhere, regardless of who wears the masks.

I always felt like DC films are more suited to the likes of The Dark Knight trilogy and the upcoming Joker. Movies that are grounded in realism where the superhero/comic book side is a secondary thought. Marvel, on the other hand, is all about the opposite. Big bombastic, character-driven spectacles. When DC tries to be Marvel or Marvel tries to be DC then it just doesn't work because the source material doesn't fit into that mold. After all, Marvel was established decades after DC to address the problem that DC comics tended to be too dark and for an older audience. Marvel saw an opportunity to create reading material for the young and teenager crowd, and that paradigm is what truly sets Marvel films apart from DC films. The problem is DC hasn't learned this fundamental truth. They need to take stock of their products and know what they can and cannot do with it.
 
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News Comments > etc.
4. Re: etc. Apr 22, 2019, 21:04 Kxmode
 
Beamer wrote on Apr 19, 2019, 16:06:
Kxmode wrote on Apr 19, 2019, 14:40:
Cutter wrote on Apr 19, 2019, 10:38:
No, that's what it says about streaming and influencers and sheep that are easily led. I game all the time and I'm not engaged in any of that scheisse.

If people wanted to watch gameplay videos they could do that on Youtube. People watch people on Twitch because they like the host's personality or other "attributes". The game is irrelevant.

But there is a direct correlation between people watching on twitch and game sales. It's become the most important way to advertise games

You're not wrong. I was merely pointing out Cutter's surface-level knowledge of Twitch. Using words like "sheep that are easily led" is just plain wrong. People decide if they'll buy a game. Sure the streamer can influence that decision, but ultimately the person chooses to make a purchase.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
6. Re: Out of the Blue Apr 22, 2019, 20:50 Kxmode
 
jdreyer wrote on Apr 22, 2019, 16:34:
"Spider-Man" Closing Out MCU Phase 3.

"Please keep coming to see our movies after Avengers: Endgame!"

Marvel did for comic book films what no other studio has done. They produced successful individual and crossover event films. That storytelling always happened in comic books but never in film and especially with comic book films. Even when DC tried to copy the formula, it failed because they did it in a fragmented way. They started it with a single movie Superman v Batman, then their big Avengers crossover with Justice League then the individual films. The formula doesn't work. It has to be the individual, so the audience connects on an emotional level with the characters so that by the time viewers got to Civil War it became genuinely hard to pick sides. Only Marvel was able to put that off. I bet a lot of that had to do with industry-vets like Stan Lee and others telling Disney we need to do this, "we'll make it work" and Disney giving Marvel, the writers and directors enough autonomy to do it. It's also likely one of the reasons James Gunn was brought back to do GOTG3.
 
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