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News Comments > Chris Roberts on Fixing Anthem
62. Re: Chris Roberts on Fixing Anthem Apr 22, 2019, 14:10 Kxmode
 
Oh boy. A thread about No Man's Sky, Chris Roberts, AND Anthem! Just need to toss in Derek Smart, and the journey to the dark side is complete!

Anyhow, with that out of the way, the problem with Anthem is that it was sold as a feature-complete game when in reality it was an incomplete Games-as-a-Service. The problem with No Man's Sky is that Sean Murray repeatedly lied about what would be in the game at launch (in some respects Anthem did the same via it's 2017 E3 demo).

In both cases, gamers are NOT at fault. The fault is squarely on the publisher and studio's shoulders for not managing expectations. The hating on EA is sidelined by the fact that many saw Anthem as coming from the "A" Edmonton BioWare studio, and in the wake of Andromeda. The expectation from gamers was that the Edmonton studio was going to kill it and bring Bioware back to the form.

"He indicates he feels the developers of Star Citizen are avoiding these woes by better communicating with their audience" Because they're under obligation to do so per their Kickstarter pitch. But on that I do agree. Doing that definitely improves communication and helps establish better expectations.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
25. Re: etc. Apr 19, 2019, 14:50 Kxmode
 
Blue wrote on Apr 19, 2019, 07:34:
Kxmode wrote on Apr 18, 2019, 19:45:
Season Two finale of Star Trek Discovery is out today.

No spoiler tags?

No. Nothing I wrote is a spoiler.
 
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News Comments > etc.
2. Re: etc. Apr 19, 2019, 14:40 Kxmode
 
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.
 
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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 > Out of the Blue
19. Re: Out of the Blue Apr 18, 2019, 19:45 Kxmode
 
Season Two finale of Star Trek Discovery is out today.

Here's my review of the last previous episode and season two in general: "Star Trek Discovery Season 2 Episode 13 was fantastic! For the first time we get to see the interior of the U.S.S. Enterprise, and it does NOT disappoint. They got so many details right that I had to rewatch several time to take it all in. But off-hand they had the turn-handle device in the turbolift! And the bridge: holy moly. No expense was spared (displays, sounds, the captain's chair; this IS the Enterprise from TOS just modernized). So much attention to detail. Beyond that, the performances from all were spectacular with a special nod to Sonequa Martin-Green (as Michael Burnham) and Anson Mount (as a stellar Christopher Pike). If you've not watched the show, I highly recommend starting with Season 2. The part-2 finale airs next week, so you have time to binge-catch-up. I hear the show is going in a radical new direction that will completely resync it with the TOS/prime timeline. What that is I don't know. Have to wait until next week and season three."

This comment was edited on Apr 18, 2019, 20:30.
 
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News Comments > Atlas Reactor Closing
5. Re: Atlas Reactor Closing Apr 18, 2019, 18:11 Kxmode
 
Angrius Maximis wrote on Apr 18, 2019, 16:16:
Typical Trion move. try to copy a genre then fail to support said product

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News Comments > Get Assassin's Creed Unity for Free
39. Re: Get Assassin's Creed Unity for Free Apr 18, 2019, 10:55 Kxmode
 
Mr. Tact wrote on Apr 18, 2019, 10:33:
Kxmode wrote on Apr 18, 2019, 10:27:
Well, that's something. I thought "Orange Julius" was fitting because well, the Orange is obvious. But the Julius comes from Julius Caesar because he sounds and acts like a dictator/tyrant/narcissistic egomaniac...
You do know there is a retail outlet called "Orange Julius", right? Just sayin', makes it an easy jump to make.

Of course. Who doesn't know about them? Good drinks, by the way. Obviously, their brand name was the foundation.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
3. Re: Out of the Blue Apr 18, 2019, 10:44 Kxmode
 
That's good of Alex. People who stop working because of health issues start to deteriorate. Movement, action, keeps thing in motion. Keeps the body and mind fighting.

For your consideration, "Night Running" by Cage The Elephant and Beck.
 
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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 > Get Assassin's Creed Unity for Free
37. Re: Get Assassin's Creed Unity for Free Apr 18, 2019, 10:27 Kxmode
 
RedEye9 wrote on Apr 18, 2019, 08:58:
Slick wrote on Apr 18, 2019, 02:08:
How in the fuck have i never heard that one before? That's way better than the Dorito in Cheese.
It is on every list, number #11 here in this list of 15 dotus names.
I like Angry Creamsicle.

Well, that's something. I thought "Orange Julius" was fitting because well, the Orange is obvious. But the Julius comes from Julius Caesar because he sounds and acts like a dictator/tyrant/narcissistic egomaniac (which is what most dictators and tyrants are). Non-political observation. Purely about his personality and persona.
 
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News Comments > Get Assassin's Creed Unity for Free
31. Re: Get Assassin's Creed Unity for Free Apr 18, 2019, 06:58 Kxmode
 
Can we please return to Assassin's Creed Unity, the Assassin's Creed series, or video games in general? I really don't like digressing in discussions about the him.  
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News Comments > Get Assassin's Creed Unity for Free
27. Re: Get Assassin's Creed Unity for Free Apr 18, 2019, 05:42 Kxmode
 
Slick wrote on Apr 18, 2019, 02:08:
Kxmode wrote on Apr 17, 2019, 21:43:
Are you guys done talking about Orange Julius?

How in the fuck have i never heard that one before? That's way better than the Dorito in Cheese.

Because I made it up.
 
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News Comments > Get Assassin's Creed Unity for Free
24. Re: Get Assassin's Creed Unity for Free Apr 17, 2019, 23:51 Kxmode
 
RedEye9 wrote on Apr 17, 2019, 23:11:
Only an idiot would tweet from his bully pulpit about something he knows nothing about .

Isn't that every armchair specialist on social media?
 
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News Comments > Get Assassin's Creed Unity for Free
19. Re: Get Assassin's Creed Unity for Free Apr 17, 2019, 21:43 Kxmode
 
Are you guys done talking about Orange Julius?  
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News Comments > Get Assassin's Creed Unity for Free
12. Re: Get Assassin's Creed Unity for Free Apr 17, 2019, 19:10 Kxmode
 
As much as I feel this is a GREAT move on their part, I'm inclined to point out that Unity is the worst game in the series for the controls alone. The second reason is it is the only game in the AC series that has legit Pay-2-Win elements. For example, you need a specific item to finish the game that is only available in the cash shop either with exorbitant gold or real money for quick-access. I distinctly remember using a cheat to give myself 250K gold so I could get the item and complete the game (by that point I was done with it and just wanted to move on). I wonder how many people are going to be frustrated. That aside Norte-Dame in the game is a fantastic and faithful recreation. Actually, all of Paris in the game during the French Revolution is AMAZING and worth seeing.  
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News Comments > Path of Exile Melee Change Plans
11. Re: Op Ed Apr 16, 2019, 23:51 Kxmode
 
Creston wrote on Apr 16, 2019, 10:57:
"we are experimenting with changes to systems such as accuracy, melee splash, leech, fortify, various Ascendancy classes, the passive tree, hit/miss feedback, melee base types, movement skills and melee damage availability on items."

o_O

Like I said. HARD to play. Brutal post 90.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
12. Re: Op Ed Apr 16, 2019, 23:48 Kxmode
 
jdreyer wrote on Apr 16, 2019, 23:09:
Sepharo wrote on Apr 16, 2019, 23:05:
jdreyer wrote on Apr 16, 2019, 22:45:
Kxmode wrote on Apr 16, 2019, 22:09:
Ace33 wrote on Apr 16, 2019, 20:55:
LOL, if gamers cared about anything they wouldn't have taken it up the ass for 20 years by allowing the game industry to undermine game ownership. A little late to complain about exclusives when you were too dumb to realize you were getting raped with mmos and online drm.

Who's this Ace33 person, and what's with all the raping references? Confused

Hmm, I'm tempted to think it's the latest incarnation of Space Captain, but Ace actually uses capitalization and punctuation.

Edit: Ah, thanks Seph. What happened to the Suppa account? That had been around for a long time.

Looks like Blue banned him a few days ago.
Going by the amount of * REMOVED * posts in his history, I'm guessing Blue got sick of his shit.
Huh. He's off to a great start with the new account.

We're going to need a bigger ban.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
6. Re: Op Ed Apr 16, 2019, 22:09 Kxmode
 
Ace33 wrote on Apr 16, 2019, 20:55:
LOL, if gamers cared about anything they wouldn't have taken it up the ass for 20 years by allowing the game industry to undermine game ownership. A little late to complain about exclusives when you were too dumb to realize you were getting raped with mmos and online drm.

Who's this Ace33 person, and what's with all the raping references? Confused
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
3. Re: Op Ed Apr 16, 2019, 19:13 Kxmode
 
Cutter wrote on Apr 16, 2019, 18:51:
Precipice of tremendous change? Hyperbolize much? Maybe they stop spending fortunes and start using some common fucking sense instead. Cloud gaming going to suck for everyone without giganit fiber...always. Games as a service? People hate it. People like to own what they pay for. TV streaming is not the same fucking thing. Not even close.

Why do people read that rag?

Because it's relevant to an industry caught between an established juggernaut and an up-and-coming key player challenging that supremacy.
 
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News Comments > Just Cause 4: Dare Devils of Destruction This Month
1. Re: Just Cause 4: Dare Devils of Destruction This Month Apr 16, 2019, 18:44 Kxmode
 
I wonder if the space in Dare Devils relates to DareDevil being trademarked by Marvel/Disney.  
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News Comments > Trials Rising Gets Sixty-Six Expansion
1. Re: Trials Rising Gets Sixty-Six Expansion Apr 16, 2019, 18:18 Kxmode
 
Initially thought this was about about the Native American Quinault Tribal Nation.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
25. Re: Out of the Blue Apr 16, 2019, 16:14 Kxmode
 
Mr. Tact wrote on Apr 16, 2019, 09:11:
jdreyer wrote on Apr 16, 2019, 04:59:
Here's my proposal. Here's the Fed income tax, no loopholes or exemptions.

$0 - 25K: . . No Federal Tax
$25K - 50K: . 5%
$50K - 100K:. 10%
$100K - $1M:. 25%
$1M - $10T: . 50%

The one exemption I'd allow would be dependent: $10K per dependent child up to two. After that, 0. $10K per disabled dependent (wife, mother, etc. that you claim).

Also, let's get rid of the $100K limit on the payroll tax for SS. That would go a long way in making SS solvent.
I would vote for that.

There's no way a person making $1M+ would give up half their income to a flat tax (or any tax for that matter) and would likely result in their leaving and the government not getting anything. 20-25% of $1M+ is a lot of money, but it is also a fair share percentage for high-income earners. Beyond the math, there are also psychological factors for why the portion should be 20-25% (for example, the sage advice that mortgages should be no more than 25% of their income). Anything more than that creates a risk.

Further, the example jdreyer cites isn't strictly speaking fair-share. The more money someone makes, the more they pay. Nevermind the fact that mathematically speaking 20-25% on $1M+ is already significantly higher than 20-25% on $25K, $65K, or $200K. The percentages must be leveled; otherwise, it cannot be called a flat-tax.
 
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