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News Comments > BATMAN - The Telltale Series Video
1. Re: BATMAN - The Telltale Series Video Jul 30, 2016, 01:45 ViRGE
 
Video games have after-shows now? I am very confused...  
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News Comments > Pro Pinball Ultra Released
9. Re: Pro Pinball Ultra Released Jul 23, 2016, 03:20 ViRGE
 
Yosemite Sam wrote on Jul 22, 2016, 12:48:
$15 for one table? Damn that's expensive. Pinball Arcade is my goto pinball game. With actual Ballys, Williams and Gottlieb pinball machines. 21 tables in the first pack for $30.
Ditto. This looks very nice, I won't deny. But otherwise? PA's physics seem fine, it has a great selection of tables, and the graphics are respectable.
 
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News Comments > Evening Mobilization
3. Re: Evening Mobilization Jul 21, 2016, 03:15 ViRGE
 
I'm surprised this didn't happen sooner. But having it happen to a cop car, on video. Wow.  
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News Comments > Rocket League Soars Past 19M Players
13. Re: Rocket League Soars Past 19M Players Jul 21, 2016, 00:57 ViRGE
 
jacobvandy wrote on Jul 20, 2016, 22:17:
deqer wrote on Jul 20, 2016, 19:46:
My point exactly. Only a thousand or so people streaming it. It used to be one of the top games on twitch, and now it ISN'T.

So, yeah, 19M Players, 18M inactive. Cool story.

Numbers pulled from asses notwithstanding, it's in the top 10 Steam games daily, so they're still doing better than most.
Indeed. It's a game you play, not a game you watch other people play. Plus the really short matches aren't conductive to a sustained viewing audience, seeing as how it's shorter than even Overwatch.
 
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News Comments > Trials on Tatooine Released
7. Re: Trials on Tatooine Released Jul 19, 2016, 00:36 ViRGE
 
Steazy wrote on Jul 18, 2016, 18:39:
Meh :/

Interactions were really basic and honestly pretty boring, lightsaber FX were awesome though trying to bounce lasers back at storm troopers who are 1 pixel tall wasn't super fun. Only having one hand was just... weird.

The intro scroll was longer than the actual demo, combined the whole experience was shorter than the download, so maybe I'm a bit salty :)
No, that's pretty much spot on. I had the chance to play this back at GDC and those were my impressions as well. It's a tech demo - a neat tech demo to be sure - but a tech demo all the same. It exists to show the concept; the actual gameplay is puddle-shallow.
 
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News Comments > Batman – The Telltale Series Next Month; Retail in September
9. Re: Batman – The Telltale Series Next Month; Retail in September Jul 16, 2016, 03:29 ViRGE
 
Shame it's not Kevin Conroy in this one.

Then again it's probably not going to be a serious take, so perhaps that's for the best.
 
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News Comments > Valve on Game Item Gambling
18. Re: Valve on Game Item Gambling Jul 14, 2016, 12:45 ViRGE
 
Creston wrote on Jul 14, 2016, 12:09:
VaranDragon wrote on Jul 14, 2016, 05:00:
Did they take a cut of the profits? They say they didnt. Do we believe them? Well I do, but people being people will believe malicious intent anyday over incompetence or lazyness.

Can they actually choose NOT to take a cut or something? When an item is sold on the Steam marketplace, Valve gets a cut. That's automatic, since I really doubt there's a guy sitting there slicing 8% off every transaction.

Now, if stuff ONLY ever got traded on the third party market, I see they wouldn't get a cut, but eventually someone would sell it on the Steam marketplace again, at which point Valve gets their cut again.

So... I'm gonna go with "They likely got money from it, indirectly."
IIRC, if you execute it as a direct trade, there's no cut/tax. It's only if you sell it via the marketplace that Valve charges.

But Valve got money in a roundabout way by people buying into the system in the first place (think buying casino chips).
 
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News Comments > Valve on Game Item Gambling
16. Re: Better cash out those skins. Jul 14, 2016, 05:00 ViRGE
 
Squirmer wrote on Jul 13, 2016, 19:15:
Valve would have been happy to let this continue if people hadn't jumped on the 'hate train' (or more specifically, if the mainstream media hadn't started reporting on it). If these operations are against the user agreements, they could have sent out these 'notices' a long time ago if they wanted to.
Sadly I'm forced to agree. I just can't believe that after years of this that Valve never noticed. This is willful ignorance.
 
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News Comments > Rocket League Crate Plans
7. Re: Rocket League Crate Plans Jul 13, 2016, 00:14 ViRGE
 
descender wrote on Jul 12, 2016, 19:09:
Even without trading, loot crates are a form of gambling. It's little more than a new age slot machine.

How is this actually any different than the way it works now? Rocket league currently unlocks a random cosmetic part every time you play a game. Now it will give you different random cosmetic parts every time you open a crate. Same exact thing.
Because you have to buy keys to open loot crates. That's paying money to receive a random reward, a form of gambling against the house.

Whereas with the current loot system, you just receive random rewards without paying anything extra. The difference is that you're not paying per-play to receive a random reward.

And for what it's worth, if the RL gang wanted to do this ethically, then the right thing to do would be to remove the hidden aspect. i.e. you receive the opportunity to buy an item they show you (picked at random) at the fixed price of a loot key.

thecakeisalie wrote on Jul 12, 2016, 19:50:
Some people have a predisposed weakness towards gambling addiction. This kind of business practice preys on that psychological disorder. It also exposes young kids to gambling and teaches them that there's nothing wrong with it.
Preach it, brother! Some people have significant issues internalizing risk vs. reward, and the young are especially vulnerable since their brains are temporarily out of whack anyhow.

Edit: And on this subject, there's a great op-ed from Ars today outlining why the loot crate system in Valve's games is gambling, even without the trading aspects: Valve can’t pass buck to third parties for teaching CS:GO kids to gamble

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News Comments > Rocket League Crate Plans
3. Re: Rocket League Crate Plans Jul 12, 2016, 17:43 ViRGE
 
This is very disappointing to hear. I've always considered the Rocket League team to be a stand-up bunch specifically because they have always implemented honest and straightforward means to funding the game. (Pay for the base game, pure cosmetic DLC).

Even without trading, loot crates are a form of gambling. It's little more than a new age slot machine.

thecakeisalie wrote on Jul 12, 2016, 16:05:
Fuck loot crates. They are digital cancer. I don't care that they're not tradeable, or whatever. I hope the soulless beancounter who invented the idea rots in the 9th Circle of Hell for all eternity.
I'm with this guy!
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
16. Re: Op Ed Jul 10, 2016, 17:36 ViRGE
 
I for one like the idea. Something needs to be done to boost the signal-to-noise ratio with the reviews on Steam.  
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News Comments > Splash Damage (and Digital Extremes) Sales
8. Re: Splash Damage (and Digital Extremes) Sales Jul 9, 2016, 15:33 ViRGE
 
Capitan wrote on Jul 9, 2016, 15:05:
What I can't understand is why don't they just make a carbon copy of these two games concept. Just a few weapon classes, no idiotic ways to earn skill points to update weapons and armours
Because while I agree with you, it turns out that adding a progressing treadmill to a game gets people to play it more. It's the skinner box effect.
 
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News Comments > Evening Crowdfunding Roundup
1. Re: Evening Crowdfunding Roundup Jul 9, 2016, 06:29 ViRGE
 
I'm not even sure I'd call that a game? It's a visual novel with pre-rendered figures. Which isn't to knock the gameplay, but "NSFW game" brings something entirely different to mind.  
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News Comments > Windows Gaming Survey
21. Re: Windows Gaming Survey Jul 9, 2016, 06:28 ViRGE
 
Steele Johnson wrote on Jul 9, 2016, 01:24:
I took the survey and was honest with my answers. I'm willing to give them a chance to clean up their mess.
Ditto. Though with that said, other than the current state of UWP games, I don't have any real complaints about Windows 10. For desktop gaming it works well.
 
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News Comments > BOID Released
3. Re: BOID Released Jul 9, 2016, 04:53 ViRGE
 
"If the Hayes Office would only let me, I'd give him the boid alright..."

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CiywOTiRPkE
 
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
2. Re: Early AMD Radeon RX 480 4GB cards have 8GB, just peel off the sticker. Jul 8, 2016, 01:49 ViRGE
 
Wallshadows wrote on Jul 7, 2016, 19:56:
I wonder how much money this saved them over printing out a different box?

Someone call a box factory.
Enough that it was worth it. They likely didn't ship that many 4GB cards to begin with.
 
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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
1. Re: Morning Mobilization Jul 5, 2016, 20:56 ViRGE
 
Well as a Vita owner, I'm officially dumbfounded. It's cool that they made a Twitch app, but I'm at a loss to explain why it took until 2016 when the Vita was a dying console.  
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News Comments > Heroes of the Storm DirectX 11 Patch on PTR
1. Re: Heroes of the Storm DirectX 11 Patch on PTR Jul 5, 2016, 20:47 ViRGE
 
DX11 support in 2016. How cutting edge!  
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News Comments > Star Trek- Bridge Crew Details
11. Re: Star Trek- Bridge Crew Details Jul 1, 2016, 03:32 ViRGE
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Jun 30, 2016, 13:45:
Mashiki Amiketo wrote on Jun 30, 2016, 11:25:
ViRGE wrote on Jun 30, 2016, 03:18:
You're my kind of people.

KA took some liberties with the size/agility of ships, but damn if it wasn't fun.

Thanks man. There's a whole mod community out there still dedicated to it. For those that can't get it to work on modern OS's including Win10 look for komat's patches. The game itself is ripe for a remake though, people would likely buy it up like no tomorrow but it wouldn't surprise me if it's one of those titles where no one knows who actually owns what, much like NOLF.

Man I still have the original CD's for KA box and all... what a game that was when it came out, FMV, proper story.. KLINGONS.. loved it. And not to forget, the, for the time, absolutely mind blowing damage model. (Modular destruction.. limited, but hey ;p)
Ginsu! Shoot a warp nacelle straight off and watch main power fail. Or better yet, the Assault Phaser bug, where a ship would run out of power after a while. That was fun to cheese the AI with.

I still have the full 200(?) page manual in a box. However I haven't seen the discs in quite some time.
 
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News Comments > Star Trek- Bridge Crew Details
5. Re: Star Trek- Bridge Crew Details Jun 30, 2016, 03:18 ViRGE
 
Mashiki Amiketo wrote on Jun 29, 2016, 22:17:
Well I can agree with both of the above comments. I always wanted a combination of KA and ST:BC. Still nothing tops KA in terms of what you could do, but BC came close.
You're my kind of people.

KA took some liberties with the size/agility of ships, but damn if it wasn't fun.
 
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