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News Comments > Old Arkham Knight Reviews Flagged as "Pre-Release"
27. Re: Old Arkham Knight Reviews Flagged as Oct 29, 2015, 05:56 ViRGE
 
Krovven wrote on Oct 28, 2015, 19:40:
One thing that would be nice if they made the reviews tagged with the version number like is done on mobile stores.
I tend to agree.

The current Steam review system is not designed to accommodate game updates. So this puts publishers and Valve been a rock and a hard place. Are reviews still relevant if they are discussing bugs that have been fixed? Are reviews discussing gameplay now irrelevant just because unrelated bugs were fixed?

Having reviews separated by version is probably the best way to go. It's not perfect, but overall most people seem to be happy with the iTunes approach. That way you can see the reviews and scores for the current version as well as the overall average.

Right now Steam gets half-way there, but they only have two categories, "pre-release" and "release". Pre-release is not suitable for the initial release of this game. But how else do you separate reviews under the current system?
 
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News Comments > Quake Live No Longer Free-to-Play
21. Re: Quake Live No Longer Free-to-Play Oct 29, 2015, 05:48 ViRGE
 
So we're basically back to selling Quake 3 now?  
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News Comments > Sunday Consolidation
3. Re: Sunday Consolidation Oct 26, 2015, 00:45 ViRGE
 
HoSpanky wrote on Oct 25, 2015, 21:34:
Yep, Moto Racer and Tomb Raider were the big showcase games for Voodoo cards.
It was legitimately fun as well. It was easy to get in to and easy to enjoy yourself.
 
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News Comments > Into the Black
5. Re: Into the Black Oct 24, 2015, 06:31 ViRGE
 
jdreyer wrote on Oct 24, 2015, 02:06:
Also, I wonder what will happen to these man-made islands China is claiming if they get hit with a super typhoon.
They'd be wiped off the map. Though China would just rebuild them.
 
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News Comments > Konami Denies Kojima Exit
18. Re: Konami Denies Kojima Exit Oct 20, 2015, 19:22 ViRGE
 
Fretnoize wrote on Oct 20, 2015, 13:27:
Having worked at a Japanese company, this seems like pretty standard stuff to me. When I quit, rather than paying me the remaining time off I was owed, I remained on the payroll and even my email account access remained open until those days off were spent. Looking back, when other employees quit, the company's official standing would be that the employee was sick, and they would even talk about him/her as if they would be coming back, and then we'd just be notified one day that they left the company. I'm sure not all companies work the same, but this seems more likely to be a business culture thing. I'm not sure I would read into this as some conspiracy or anything.
Bingo. This is a hallmark case of burning off any paid time off.
 
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News Comments > New Steam User Record
6. Re: New Steam User Record Oct 20, 2015, 01:40 ViRGE
 
jdreyer wrote on Oct 19, 2015, 21:39:
edaciousx wrote on Oct 19, 2015, 20:55:
coolkev99 wrote on Oct 19, 2015, 18:50:
This can't be possible. PC gaming is dead.

Isn't it funny? Few years ago all they'd do is talk smack about pc gaming and how much it sucks... Too bad publishers haven't figured it out yet, pc gaming is booming.

I think they have to some extent. We get more console ports to PC than ever.
Indeed. PC Gaming is booming in terms of overall revenue and users, but a massive amount of that is tied up into F2P games. Steam is only growing like it is because of DOTA 2. Which not to knock DOTA 2, it's a fun game, but I would argue that the PC Gaming market is unhealty outside of MOBAs and other microtransaction/P2W games.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
9. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 17, 2015, 18:58 ViRGE
 
I'll root for the Jays. It would be amusing to see Canada win the World Series.  
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News Comments > Free Valve Games for OS X Steam Hardware Users
5. Re: Free Valve Games for OS X Steam Hardware Users Oct 17, 2015, 18:39 ViRGE
 
born2expire wrote on Oct 17, 2015, 14:45:
wow now that is how you take care of your customers!
Well it's something. But this date was announced months in advance; Valve has had quite a bit of time to get this sorted out before the launch.

This comment was edited on Oct 17, 2015, 20:16.
 
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News Comments > EA Account Details Leaked
21. Re: EA Account Details Leaked Oct 17, 2015, 01:49 ViRGE
 
CJ_Parker wrote on Oct 17, 2015, 01:37:
ViRGE wrote on Oct 17, 2015, 00:41:
CJ_Parker wrote on Oct 16, 2015, 21:04:
jacobvandy wrote on Oct 16, 2015, 20:59:
I'd never seen this site before, which was linked in the article. Apparently you type in an email/username and it searches a bunch of text dumps from these breaches to see if you're among them. I don't know how reliable it is, or trustworthy in and of itself, but if you're curious and wanna give it a shot:

https://haveibeenpwned.com/

Because of the bold bit I would -IF AT ALL- only enter partial matches and never the full e-mail address or user name.

Trust no one.
That site doesn't do partial matches.

It did for me.

Though upon further testing it is a little strange. For example, let us assume your last name was "Smith" and you also had it in your e-mail address. If you enter "smith" it tells you that you have been pwned on 11 sites. If you remove the "h" and enter "smit" then it's only supposed to be 4 sites. This is bullshit, of course, because it should still be at least 11 based on the previous result. Odd.

Well, I'm definitely not entering my full e-mail or account name on a site like that. I have two-way auth activated everywhere it matters. If I would have been "pwned" then I would have gotten messages. Simple as that.
The reason you only get 4 sites is because it's not doing partial matches. "Smit" is a separate name that was pwned at those 4 sites.
 
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News Comments > Steam Link Video
5. Re: Steam Link Video Oct 17, 2015, 01:31 ViRGE
 
Valve's TF2 videos continue to be awesome. Unfortunately the early reviews and reports on the Steam Link aren't looking so hot.  
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News Comments > EA Account Details Leaked
14. Re: EA Account Details Leaked Oct 17, 2015, 00:41 ViRGE
 
CJ_Parker wrote on Oct 16, 2015, 21:04:
jacobvandy wrote on Oct 16, 2015, 20:59:
I'd never seen this site before, which was linked in the article. Apparently you type in an email/username and it searches a bunch of text dumps from these breaches to see if you're among them. I don't know how reliable it is, or trustworthy in and of itself, but if you're curious and wanna give it a shot:

https://haveibeenpwned.com/

Because of the bold bit I would -IF AT ALL- only enter partial matches and never the full e-mail address or user name.

Trust no one.
That site doesn't do partial matches.
 
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News Comments > Some Steam Titles Losing SteamOS Label
2. Re: Some Steam Titles Losing SteamOS Label Oct 16, 2015, 22:14 ViRGE
 
TheEmissary wrote on Oct 16, 2015, 20:26:
If they didn't merge steamOS and Linux under one label this wouldn't be an issue.
Agreed. None the less, the fact that they're fixing it now is appreciated. Steam Machines are having a rough enough time as it is.
 
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News Comments > Overwatch Beta This Month
8. Re: Overwatch Beta This Month Oct 15, 2015, 03:40 ViRGE
 
Alamar wrote on Oct 14, 2015, 19:34:
Maybe.
Probably.
 
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News Comments > etc., etc.
1. Re: etc., etc. Oct 15, 2015, 03:01 ViRGE
 
"Metal Gear Solid V's opening day was twice as good as Avengers: Age of Ultron's"

I hate these kinds of stories. There's a finite limit on the number of butts you can seat in a 24 hour period, and the cost to scale that up is immense as opposed to pushing a few more bytes or pressing a few more polycarbonate discs.

The right way to compare movies and video games is to estimate the entire first-run take of a movie, and compare that to the equivalent for a video game, mainly the period until it goes on sale.
 
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News Comments > Minecraft: Story Mode Begins
6. Re: Minecraft: Story Mode Begins Oct 14, 2015, 03:46 ViRGE
 
Given TTG's lackluster episode scheduling, I'm waiting until all of the episodes are released for Story Mode. But I definitely think it's something I'm going to want to pick up.  
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
4. Re: Steam Top 10 Oct 11, 2015, 17:59 ViRGE
 
Rising Tide didn't even crack the top 3?  
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News Comments > Tales From the Borderlands Concludes This Month; First Chapter F2P
1. Re: Tales From the Borderlands Concludes This Month; First Chapter F2P Oct 8, 2015, 20:05 ViRGE
 
Well that only took a year for 5 episodes...

I like episodic content, but it needs to come regularly and monthly. Not one episode and then a massive break before the next 4.
 
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News Comments > Voice Actors Authorize Strike
31. Re: Voice Actors Authorize Strike Oct 8, 2015, 16:48 ViRGE
 
jdreyer wrote on Oct 8, 2015, 11:37:
Frijoles wrote on Oct 8, 2015, 10:27:
Mashiki Amiketo wrote on Oct 8, 2015, 10:15:
"Stunt pay" for VO's is probably the most funny thing there.

It takes a lot of skill and hard work to make your voice sound like it's falling out of a plane or in a car wreck. It's very dangerous work.

Yeah, actually I think the working conditions stipulations are their strongest point. It's pretty easy to wreck your voice doing shit like that, then you're fucked for life.
Agreed. Your voice is just the product of another body part (the larynx). You can overstress it and hurt it or even permanently wreck it. Paying someone more in accordance with the risk, or better yet taking steps to avoid the risk altogether, are reasonable things to do.

HoSpanky wrote on Oct 8, 2015, 12:42:
The people complaining that it's "just voice acting" and "their demands are unreasonable" haven't done an ounce of reading on this. The demands are...pretty reasonable. Asking for an extra $3300 for every two million copies sold is VERY reasonable.
Although the immediate idea of back-end royalties is decent enough - it means you can better control the costs of VAs on those games that flop as opposed to having to pay them a staggering amount of money up-front - I don't believe the video game development model is well suited towards it. The moment someone starts getting back-end royalties, everyone else will want those as well. And that's going to quickly spiral out of control.

The video game industry doesn't have the same kind of ability to control costs and project revenue as the motion picture industry does. You need more stability in the overall business to be able to give out royalties without making a mess of things.
 
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News Comments > PC Sonic Lost World Next Month
8. Re: PC Sonic Lost World Next Month Oct 7, 2015, 03:14 ViRGE
 
Ludomancer wrote on Oct 6, 2015, 19:28:
But... Why?
Why not? It wasn't a fantastic game, but if they think there are some PC gamers interested in buying it, they are welcome to try.
 
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News Comments > Dead Star Revealed
3. Re: Dead Star Revealed Oct 5, 2015, 21:31 ViRGE
 
I was very confused for a second until I realized that Sony is just the publisher, not the developer.

Armature is a decent studio. They've worked on a number of Vita games, and as a Vita owner I didn't find any of them exceptional, but for half of those games they also had the misfortune of trying to port PS3 games to the Vita.
 
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