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News Comments > Borderlands 3 Released

56. Re: Borderlands 3 Released Sep 13, 2019, 21:51 Kxmode
 
RedEye9 wrote on Sep 13, 2019, 16:25:
Hellcinder wrote on Sep 13, 2019, 16:16:
I've played 30 minutes so far and I enjoy it. I'm not looking for gripping art house drama. I wasn't a fan of the pre-sequel but I enjoyed BL1&2. Claptrap's a knucklehead, we get an intro with music and mayhem and we get Marcus giving us a story. No different then 20+ James Bond movies.
It's exactly what people expect out of a 3, minus the knuckleheads senselessly whining ad-nauseum about the different color storefront.

The issue is much more nuanced than a "different color storefront." However, let's put that aside and address the real problem.

RedEye9 wrote on Aug 27, 2019, 13:00:
shots fired rowr - yawn
Someone might mention to him that it is the storefront who makes the rules and not the other way around.
The darq dev's asshole is showing, but all publicity is good publicity. Amirite

RedEye9 wrote on Aug 27, 2019, 14:50:
He's such a charitable guy, I wonder if he's willing to donate 15% of the Steam sales to charity.
Peering through the steam it's clear this is nothing but a dev trying to get his 10 minutes of fame, and failing.

You lost your credibility to say anything objective about this issue once you exposed yourself.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue

5. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 13, 2019, 19:01 Kxmode
 
Ohio gamer sentenced to 15 months prison for fatal 'swatting' case.  
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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 > Conarium Free on Epic Games Store

14. Re: Conarium Free on Epic Games Store Sep 13, 2019, 16:27 Kxmode
 
Burrito of Peace wrote on Sep 12, 2019, 22:30:
Kxmode wrote on Sep 12, 2019, 21:39:
RedEye9 wrote on Sep 12, 2019, 21:25:
Burrito of Peace wrote on Sep 12, 2019, 20:37:
Snagged.
ditto's

nobody cares if you snagged it.

Nobody cares that you don't care that I snagged it.

It's turtles all the way down from here.

So stop telling people you snagged a freebie. Nobody cares what you grabbed. People don't care if someone saved 15% or more on their car insurance. Rolleyes
 
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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 > Borderlands 3 Released

44. Re: Borderlands 3 Released Sep 13, 2019, 16:23 Kxmode
 
Hellcinder wrote on Sep 13, 2019, 16:13:
Guess it slipped most peoples minds why EGS is in existence. Siphoning too much cash of developers.

It's an open market and the giant needs to come down a notch or five.

Quite frankly, all this digital exclusivity and only being able to play one game from your library is pissing me off to the point I would like physical media again.

Competition is excellent when the sides are even. However, it is never okay when the cost is consumer choice.
 
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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 > Borderlands 3 Released

43. Re: Retro Dust II Map Celebrates 20th Anniversary of Counter-Strike Sep 13, 2019, 16:20 Kxmode
 
Flatline wrote on Sep 13, 2019, 16:04:
Kxmode wrote on Sep 13, 2019, 15:31:
Customer: This looks exciting. I'd like to join the party!
2K/Gearbox: Show us your ticket.
*Customer shows a Steam ticket*
2K/Gearbox: Hahahaha. That's rich. Come back in a year. You can't join THIS party.
Customer:

No PC gamer should be okay with this blocked-off access level BS.

That is a *terrible* analogy.
"I want into the big concert"
"let's see your ticket"
"Here is my ticket to another concert"
"You need the right ticket to get in."
"Whaaaaah! I paid good money for this other ticket!"

Steam ticket? FFS the whining here is reaching critical mass.

It meant a year ago it didn't matter WHAT ticket you had because the game was available wherever because third-party exclusives didn't exist. "Tickets please" is something Epic created.

My analogy is perfect for the point expressed.
 
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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 > Borderlands 3 Released

38. Re: Borderlands 3 Released Sep 13, 2019, 15:51 Kxmode
 
RedEye9 wrote on Sep 13, 2019, 14:25:
CJ_Parker wrote on Sep 13, 2019, 14:19:
Citizen P wrote on Sep 13, 2019, 13:36:
CJ_Parker wrote on Sep 13, 2019, 13:28:

Why? No one mentions it explicitly when a game is only available on Steam either. Why should EGS be any different?

I would say, because EGS is not engaging in practices that are of any benefit to the consumer and that a conscientious gamer might prefer snubbing them at release and buying a GOTY edition later to dissuade bother developer and publisher from engaging in such practices. So please, dont pretend that the reason this was mentioned by a previous poster was some unusual statement, it is disingenuous.

If some gamers really care that much about "snubbing" then it's on them to do the research which games to snub.

Besides, for the umpteenth time: The anti-consumer decision is always made by the publisher. Only the publisher decides when, where, why, how or even IF a game of theirs gets published. Epic is making them an offer to exclusively put the game on the EGS for 12 months. The publisher can accept this offer or deny it. If they accept it then the decision to limit gamer choice is made by them, not Epic.

Finally, I'd say no PC game review is complete without a short paragraph on DRM, i.e. mentioning which launcher the game requires, whether it is protected by Denuvo yada yada.
However, as for review sites that generally don't do this, I don't see a reason why they should be obliged to make a fuss over the EGS exclusivity. Just so the Steam fanbois can feel all tingly inside? Puuuhlease... grow the fuck up y'all!
/thread

1. Not end thread you dumbnut.
2. It's not about only denying Steam. GOG users are also excluded once a game goes exclusive and GOG is DRM free.
3. Most anti-Steam haters have moved to EGS once they realized GOG would never get new AAA releases. They're still on their crusade of hate against Valve. But they betrayed GOG in the process.
4. The fact is third-party exclusivity is anti-consumer.

/THREAD!
 
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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 > Borderlands 3 Released

36. Re: Borderlands 3 Released Sep 13, 2019, 15:48 Kxmode
 
Icewind wrote on Sep 13, 2019, 14:22:
"but no one gets mad when a game is exclusive to steam!"

Yeah, because Steam doesn't make a publisher go exclusive to them. Any publisher can take their game to GOG, or Windows Store, or itch.io, or whatever. Steam doesn't dangle money in front of a dev and tell them "If you take this you can't go anywhere else"

In your defense of Epic Game Store, I'd like you folks to be a little less facetious.

I know, right. It's a dumb comparison on the same level as EA calling their pay-2-win microtransactions "surprise mechanics" and likening them to Kinder Eggs. Valve doesn't do THIRD-party exclusives.
 
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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 > Borderlands 3 Released

35. Re: Borderlands 3 Released Sep 13, 2019, 15:44 Kxmode
 
Rilcon wrote on Sep 13, 2019, 13:51:
PHJF wrote on Sep 13, 2019, 12:40:
While I'm not about to go around the internet rating BL3 0/10, I feel like they should incur some kind of backlash for being EGS exclusive. I skimmed a few of the "professional" reviews and none of them even mentioned EGS. They should definitely mention it at the very least.
That'd be a bit like giving a Chic-fil-A sandwich a bad rating because the chain's owner is apparently a hardcore christian. If I want a review on a product I want the review on the product, without bias because of something potentially problematic someone related to it may have done. Mentioning, sure I guess, but for what's supposed to be a "score" of a thing's quality, no.

Besides, think of what will happen if that's considered normal; you'll get garbage reviewed highly because the creator's a swell lad that saved a kitten from a tree. Also known as AssCreed Unity reverse-review bombing...

Going exclusive on a POS platform affects a review as much as the game itself. If people are butthurt over that fact then they don't understand basic psychology and human behavior.
 
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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 > Borderlands 3 Released

34. Re: Borderlands 3 Released Sep 13, 2019, 15:40 Kxmode
 
RedEye9 wrote on Sep 13, 2019, 13:46:
CJ_Parker wrote on Sep 13, 2019, 13:28:
PHJF wrote on Sep 13, 2019, 12:40:
While I'm not about to go around the internet rating BL3 0/10, I feel like they should incur some kind of backlash for being EGS exclusive. I skimmed a few of the "professional" reviews and none of them even mentioned EGS. They should definitely mention it at the very least.

Why? No one mentions it explicitly when a game is only available on Steam either. Why should EGS be any different?
It's the age of not rating a product but review bomb because of muh feelz.

You're a special breed of fanboi.
 
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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 > Borderlands 3 Released

33. Re: Borderlands 3 Released Sep 13, 2019, 15:31 Kxmode
 
Customer: This looks exciting. I'd like to join the party!
2K/Gearbox: Show us your ticket.
*Customer shows a Steam ticket*
2K/Gearbox: Hahahaha. That's rich. Come back in a year. You can't join THIS party.
Customer:

No PC gamer should be okay with this blocked-off access level BS.
 
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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 > Conarium Free on Epic Games Store

4. Re: Conarium Free on Epic Games Store Sep 12, 2019, 21:39 Kxmode
 
RedEye9 wrote on Sep 12, 2019, 21:25:
Burrito of Peace wrote on Sep 12, 2019, 20:37:
Snagged.
ditto's

nobody cares if you snagged it.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue

3. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 12, 2019, 19:20 Kxmode
 
Cutter wrote on Sep 12, 2019, 16:57:
Deepfake? That's what she said.

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News Comments > Out of the Blue

1. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 12, 2019, 15:42 Kxmode
 
Star Trek Deepfake Improves Nemesis By Replacing Tom Hardy With Patrick Stewart - "In one pivotal Nemesis scene, Hardy's Shinzon finally met his clone "father" Picard and revealed the connection between them. Now thanks to Deepfake technology, the meeting between Shinzon and Picard becomes much eerier - and arguably more effective - as Hardy is replaced with Picard actor Stewart, allowing Stewart to confront a clone of himself that actually looks just like himself."

Deepfake is an amazing, and frightening, piece of technology.
 
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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 > Apex Legends Physical Editions Next Month

8. Re: Apex Legends Physical Editions Next Month Sep 11, 2019, 21:20 Kxmode
 
ColoradoHoudini wrote on Sep 11, 2019, 19:21:
this game sure did take a nosedive in terms of hearing about it everywhere I went for PC gaming info.

the hackers killed it for me early on, and the imbalanced characters.

The nosedive is entirely the fault of EA once they realized how wildly successful it became. They couldn't just leave it alone. No, they had to monetize and microtransaction it to hell. Well, EA gets to see first-hand what happens when their corporate greed destroys an otherwise fantastic game.
 
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News Comments > Apex Legends Physical Editions Next Month

6. Re: Apex Legends Physical Editions Next Month Sep 11, 2019, 17:36 Kxmode
 
A perfect package for all the freeloaders.  
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News Comments > RUNE II in November; Open Beta This Month

7. Re: RUNE II in November; Open Beta This Month Sep 11, 2019, 14:36 Kxmode
 
RedEye9 wrote on Sep 11, 2019, 14:19:
Epic is a savior for lots independent developers.

They didn't give other platforms a chance. Instead most opt for Epic's quick break-even cash offering with zero trust in their product to sell well.
 
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News Comments > FIFA 20 Demo

7. Re: FIFA 20 Demo Sep 11, 2019, 14:17 Kxmode
 
Beamer wrote on Sep 11, 2019, 13:57:
Kxmode wrote on Sep 11, 2019, 13:06:
roguebanshee wrote on Sep 11, 2019, 08:49:
Kxmode wrote on Sep 10, 2019, 20:02:
The first hit's free
Fun fact, Valve implemented lootboxes in TF2 almost 1 1/2 year before EA introduced their version to the FIFA franchise.

Yet Valve sees almost no derision for doing that, while everyone else using lootboxes get piles of (deserved) hate piled on them.

Because *hats* are nothing like the straight-up casino gambling found in FIFA titles. It's not even remotely close to the same.

I'd argue that what CS:Go had, though, was ridiculous. I haven't really played many games with loot boxes, probably just CS:Go and Borderlands 2 (if that even counts), but what CS:Go had was infuriating. Win a box, but have to buy a key? A marketplace around selling what you get, with you virtually guaranteed to turn a dollar into 17 cents?

A huge turnoff in that game.

I agree that the Marketplace is a form of gambling that needs regulating. It's a reverse of gambling in the sense that people play to obtain items to be sold on the Marketplace for dozens, hundreds, or in rare cases, thousands of real-world dollars.
 
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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 > RUNE II in November; Open Beta This Month

5. Re: RUNE II in November; Open Beta This Month Sep 11, 2019, 14:12 Kxmode
 
Acleacius wrote on Sep 11, 2019, 11:46:
Human Head, deserves a big break! Lighter

Being exclusive on a sub-par platform is not where they'll get their big break.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue

7. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 11, 2019, 14:09 Kxmode
 
RedEye9 wrote on Sep 11, 2019, 08:44:
Speaking of World Suicide Prevention day, Megachurch pastor who was known for his work in mental health advocacy kills himself.
There are professional mental health care people, cult leaders don't fall in that category.

Mental Health Care professionals can suffer from mental health issues just like everyone else. Working in the profession doesn't protect them from the disease, nor does it diminish others who do what they can to help.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue

4. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 11, 2019, 13:08 Kxmode
 
RIP: .  
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