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Signed On Sep 24, 2003, 23:48
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News Comments > Star Citizen Year Five
12. Re: Star Citizen Year Five Mar 24, 2017, 19:59 Kxmode
 
gnujosh wrote on Mar 24, 2017, 18:24:
I guess I haven't been keeping close tabs on Star Citizen... 5 years already? And when did they start a "pay for a monthly subscription to a game that doesn't yet exist" service?

About a couple weeks after the Kickstarter campaign ended; in January... 2013.
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen Year Five
11. Re: Star Citizen Year Five Mar 24, 2017, 19:56 Kxmode
 
"We are kicking off the Year Five of the Star Citizen development subscriber program!"

That's $1,200 for Imperator; $600 for Centurion.

That's some balls CIG has. They shouldn't remind people, the least of which are the subscribers, how much money they've wasted on this over priced, overly hyped, far-from-complete, tech demo.
 
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News Comments > StarCraft II Skins Previewed
10. Re: How the average meeting at blizzard goes: Mar 24, 2017, 18:25 Kxmode
 
Creston wrote on Mar 24, 2017, 17:36:
"Money money money money money money money money money money money money money money money money money money money money money money money money money money money money money money money money money money money money money money money money money..."

*deep sigh*

"money money money money money money money money money money money money money money money money money money money money money money money money money money money money money money. Did I leave anything out?"

"Sir, what about the money?"

"Oh shitz! Money money money money"

Replace "money" with "milk it" Wacko
 
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News Comments > StarCraft II Skins Previewed
9. Re: StarCraft II Skins Previewed Mar 24, 2017, 18:24 Kxmode
 
Xero wrote on Mar 24, 2017, 17:28:
The dude is actually stating let's pretend we are DONATING to Blizzard instead? Can you please get Blizzards ballz out your mouth. This is such a fanboi type of excuse for Blizzard just taking advantage of it's ignorant, loyal fan base that will buy a turd if Blizzard sold it.

This also explains why Star Citizen still continues to exist... FIVE YEARS LATER.
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen Year Five
1. Re: Star Citizen Year Five Mar 24, 2017, 18:20 Kxmode
 

That's not a milestone worth celebrating.
 
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News Comments > StarCraft II Skins Previewed
5. Re: StarCraft II Skins Previewed Mar 24, 2017, 15:51 Kxmode
 
This has to be one of the worse justification comments on Blizz's forum.

"For everyone complaining, let's think of it this way: If you like Starcraft 2 and want to see the development team continue to patch and update it so many years after its release (something that doesn't happen with most video games), you can donate $2.49. As a special thank you for your donation and dedication to SC, they will give you a FREE skin. Does that sound better?"

This response sums up why Blizzard can keep getting away with this stuff. Their customer base is truly brain dead.

This comment was edited on Mar 24, 2017, 16:47.
 
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News Comments > StarCraft II Skins Previewed
4. Re: StarCraft II Skins Previewed Mar 24, 2017, 15:40 Kxmode
 

-10 years ago... Remember when this content was called DLC and it cost a few buck?

-20 years ago... Remember when this content was in the game locked behind a challenging puzzle?

-30 years ago... Remember when this content was in the game and it was available after completing a mission?

-40 years ago... Remember when Frank would chip in $5 to cover the pizza you just order so you and your friends and complete your intense pen and paper session?

 
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News Comments > World of Warcraft EU Price Increases
6. Re: World of Warcraft EU Price Increases Mar 24, 2017, 15:36 Kxmode
 
Sempai wrote on Mar 24, 2017, 15:19:
Way to be Blizzard, way to be..

It's Activision-Blizzard. The Blizzard you know and love is gone forever.
 
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News Comments > Brian Fargo to Retire After Wasteland 3
11. Re: On Sale Mar 24, 2017, 04:49 Kxmode
 
Lord Tea wrote on Mar 24, 2017, 04:22:
jdreyer wrote on Mar 24, 2017, 00:59:
He'll "retire" for a year, then be back at it.

Yup. Maybe a couple of years but he'll be back.

They always come back.
 
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News Comments > Mass Effect: Andromeda Apex Missions Launch
14. Re: On Sale Mar 24, 2017, 04:24 Kxmode
 
Woah. This video is the very definition of ugly females*. Wacko

*YMMV
 
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News Comments > Brian Fargo to Retire After Wasteland 3
9. Re: On Sale Mar 24, 2017, 04:20 Kxmode
 
@CJ_Parker - In difference to your comment, I would like to point out they successfully shipped their two crowdfunded projects: Wasteland 2 and Torment: Tides of Numenera. The remaining two, The Bard's Tale IV and Wasteland 3, are still in development. I'm no fan of crowdfunding, but you should at least get your facts straight. Come on, Mr. Parker, I know you can do it!  
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News Comments > Mass Effect: Andromeda Apex Missions Launch
7. Re: On Sale Mar 24, 2017, 01:07 Kxmode
 
DarkCntry wrote on Mar 23, 2017, 22:49:
Kxmode wrote on Mar 23, 2017, 22:21:
I heard MEA multiplayer is the best part of the game. Strange.

I've heard people say that the Earth is flat...strange.

Well, yes. People have stated that compared to the single player issues, multiplayer is pretty solid. It appears a more skilled team put it together.
 
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News Comments > Brian Fargo to Retire After Wasteland 3
6. Re: On Sale Mar 24, 2017, 01:04 Kxmode
 
Wells, Fargo. Bye! Thanks for the games Allthumbsup  
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News Comments > PLAYERUNKNOWN'S BATTLEGROUNDS Early Access
2. Re: PLAYERUNKNOWN'S BATTLEGROUNDS Early Access Mar 23, 2017, 22:24 Kxmode
 

Bluehole's logo animation looks suspiciously like UbiSoft's logo animation; but not as good.
 
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News Comments > Mass Effect: Andromeda Apex Missions Launch
2. Re: Mass Effect: Andromeda Apex Missions Launch Mar 23, 2017, 22:21 Kxmode
 
I heard MEA multiplayer is the best part of the game. Strange.  
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News Comments > Overwatch Adds New Hero
9. Re: On Sale Mar 22, 2017, 20:05 Kxmode
 
Thought you might find this interesting as it relates to Overwatch, eSports and Activision Blizzard's continued efforts to battle cheaters.

As E-Sports Grows, Videogame Companies Battle Cheaters
BY Dow Jones & Company, Inc.
— 5:44 AM ET 03/22/2017

Video game companies pushing online competitions are grappling with the digital equivalent of performance-enhancing drugs. Players looking for an edge are using unapproved software and exploiting bugs to make their weapons fire with perfect aim, among other advantages, derailing honest gamers vying for prominence, social-media fame and, in some cases, prize money. The cheating pushes conscientious players to quit, which can hurt sales and discourage people from embracing e- sports just as it begins to win mainstream acceptance. To fight back, companies are banning players by the tens of thousands, hiring spies to uncover illicit code and spending more on software designed to prevent or identify cheating.

Activision Blizzard Inc. ( ATVI ), e-sports contest organizer ESL and other companies say they spend hundreds of thousands of dollars a year on such software and more for personnel to investigate complaints. Those costs are expected to rise, they say. "It's an arms race," said Jeff Kaplan, director of the team-based shooter game "Overwatch," around which Activision Blizzard ( ATVI ) is building a pro league. The game's development team last month hired its first full-time engineer solely to combat cheating.

Panopticon Laboratories LLC, a cybersecurity company, estimates players worldwide spend between $350 million and $ 500 million a year on cheat software, which is widely available for purchase online. Using the software isn't illegal, though such behavior often violates a game's terms of service, said Ryan Morrison, an attorney in New York. While cheating has been rare among the professional ranks of computer gamers, some of whom compete for million- dollar pots, it has been more common at the amateur level, where aspiring e-sports athletes vie from home for recognition and small prize pools, according to Marcel Menge, managing director at ESL.

Players tend to feel anonymous at home, Mr. Kaplan said. When cheating becomes rampant, "the perception of a game and community around it can deteriorate very quickly," he said. Widespread fraud at the casual or amateur level could dampen the likelihood that players will aspire to go pro and hurt the perception of the e-sports industry overall, said Mike Hickey, an analyst at investment bank Benchmark Co. If it gets out of control, "people will lose interest in e-sports, and that will feed up the chain."

A week after releasing "Overwatch" in May, Activision Blizzard ( ATVI ) discovered thousands of players using cheat programs to help their characters see through walls and fire weapons that never miss. Others exploited a bug to repeatedly hide in unsanctioned areas, which Activision Blizzard ( ATVI ) considers cheating. The company said it banned the offenders. "People who are very smart come up with sophisticated ways to get around the prevention methods," Mr. Kaplan said. Other examples of video game cheating include tweaks that allow players to dodge enemy attacks in ways not permitted and the use of bots to help players compile resources such as virtual gold so they can quickly advance in the game's environment.

In a January survey, 16% of respondents said they cheated in a video game, according to Nielsen, which polled 939 U.S. console and computer gamers ages 13 and older. Just more than a third said they stopped playing a game because of cheating; 38% said it had gotten worse in the past year. Some companies buy services designed to block the cheat software. BattlEye Innovations e.K. of Germany charges on average between $10,000 and $100,000 a year for its technology, depending on a game's number of players. Companies also take legal action. Tencent Holdings Ltd.'s Riot Games in August sued the makers of LeagueSharp a $15 monthly service based in Peru that provided hacks to subscribers for cheating in its e-sports game "League of Legends," causing irreparable harm to the player community, according to the complaint.

Earlier this month, a court forced LeagueSharp to shut down and awarded Riot $10 million. "Cheating sucks," a Riot spokesman said. "Riot is absolutely committed to upholding the competitive integrity of our game." The makers of LeagueSharp did not respond to requests for comment. ESL, which organizes more than 10,000 competitions annually, pays freelance spies between $25 and $40 an hour to secure cheat software it can study. Cheaters are banned for six months before they can petition to return.

Activision Blizzard ( ATVI ) routinely bans players who claim someone else used their credentials to cheat, Mr. Kaplan said. "There are a lot of little brothers and roommates cheating in the world," he said.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
22. Re: On Sale Mar 22, 2017, 19:30 Kxmode
 
SlimRam wrote on Mar 22, 2017, 19:25:
Korben Dallas: "Ray... the gun!"

(Baby Ray looks at Korben blankly and motions that he cannot hear him)

Korben Dallas: (Frustraitingly) "Ray gimme the gun, the gun,... the GUN!"

(Baby Ray looks as if he understands and starts moving towards the gun)

Korben Dallas: "Yes! The gun, yeah."

(Baby Ray picks up two pool balls and rolls them right next to Korben and waves smiling slightly)

Korben Dallas: "Thanks Ray."

"now we enter what must be the most beautiful concert hall of all the universe! A perfect replica of the old opera house! ...But who cares? In front of me I see a row of former ministers, more sinister than minister! A few generals practicing how to sleep. And there's Baby Ray, star of stage and screen, drowning in a sea of nymphets. He's not gonna get much out of this concert because he's STONE DEAF!" "What?"
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
20. Re: On Sale Mar 22, 2017, 19:20 Kxmode
 
http://www.lingscars.com/

Did not think such a site was even possible. It's so badly designed and yet I can't look away. Make the bad site stop. Stunned
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
19. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 22, 2017, 18:46 Kxmode
 
RoboNerd wrote on Mar 22, 2017, 10:23:
Re: R.I.P.: Chuck Barris Dead; ‘Gong Show’ Host Was 87.

So long Chuck, loved the Gong Show. Loved the Wizard of Whoopie (The Unknown Comic) and GENE GENE THE DANCING MACHINE!

Paperbag

The feeling is mutual. Salute
 
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News Comments > Mass Effect: Andromeda Launches
74. Re: Mass Effect: Andromeda Launches Mar 22, 2017, 18:44 Kxmode
 
Creston wrote on Mar 22, 2017, 10:37:
I really like how they've done the outposts. How you can choose between what type you want them to be, how different they get, how people react with regards to that choice, it's cool. Plus they're fun to walk around and listen to the tons of intra-NPC chatter.

Any discussions of a particular major event in human history, oh about 600-years ago and something about space shepherds? Wacko
 
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