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News Comments > DOOM Retrospective
3. Re: DOOM Retrospective Apr 15, 2017, 01:21 ViRGE
 
39,000 words. It's just under the size requirement for a full-blown novel, making it a Novella.  
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News Comments > PC Bayonetta Released
8. Re: PC Bayonetta Released Apr 12, 2017, 03:46 ViRGE
 
Parker, you may want to rephrase that... (I'm assuming here your intent isn't to sound like your racist grandfather)  
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News Comments > Minecraft Adding Real-Money Marketplace
14. Re: Minecraft Adding Real-Money Marketplace Apr 11, 2017, 00:01 ViRGE
 
I don't know how I feel about the Minecraft Coins concept, but otherwise this seems like a reasonable idea. Since it doesn't impact free add-ons, and it will (ideally) make it possible for professionals to devote time to creating content, it seems like a good idea to me.

As for the Coins, I'm reminded of X360 Moon Points, which everyone hated. However I do get that, given the small scale of these items, that vendors don't want to set the price per-region. I feel like having fixed pricing tiers (at least below $10 or so) would be a better way to go. Coins and other virtual currency are too ambiguous; it's too easy to forget the real-world value of that currency and spend like a drunken sailor.
 
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News Comments > NARUTO SHIPPUDEN: ULTIMATE NINJA STORM LEGACY
3. Re: NARUTO SHIPPUDEN: ULTIMATE NINJA STORM LEGACY Apr 10, 2017, 23:23 ViRGE
 
Undih wrote on Apr 10, 2017, 21:20:
GOD DAMN CAPS, My brain does not like this shit!
Seriously. Stop yelling at us, Blue. We're dumb, not deaf!
 
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News Comments > Serious Sam's Bogus Detour Announced
1. Re: Serious Sam's Bogus Detour Announced Apr 10, 2017, 23:22 ViRGE
 
When I saw "top-down, bullet hell shooter", I at least thought it would be 3D rendered ala Alien Swarm. I have to say the low-res pixel art look isn't doing it for me, especially in a top-down game like this.  
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News Comments > Sunday Safety Dance
2. Re: Sunday Safety Dance Apr 9, 2017, 16:55 ViRGE
 
Creston wrote on Apr 9, 2017, 15:56:
A year later, no action from everyone else regarding Chinese company whose insecure etc etc etc.
What would "action from everyone else" even entail?
 
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News Comments > Bulletstorm: Full Clip Edition Released
8. Re: Bulletstorm: Full Clip Edition Released Apr 8, 2017, 04:19 ViRGE
 
Bulletstorm is a game that could have been good, but it had two fatal flaws that it doesn't sound like this re-release does anything to fix.

1) The profanity-laden script. It wasn't even so bad it was good. It was just bad in a written by a 13 year old sort of way.

2) The 2 weapon limit. Console shooters in general are bad about this, but in a game that invites you to have fun with the guns, it means that you're forced to pick practical weapons over fun weapons.
 
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News Comments > Gearbox Issues Ultimatum to G2A
22. Re: Gearbox Issues Ultimatum to G2A Apr 8, 2017, 04:04 ViRGE
 
Verno wrote on Apr 7, 2017, 12:49:
It's a bullshit site. Not like buying cheap game keys is a mortal sin or something but its amusing to see people try to justify it.
I get why people love a good deal. I too would like to get video games (and everything else for that matter) cheaper. It lets me buy more of the things I want.

But you have to stop and ask yourself how G2A and other flea markets are getting keys for so cheap. And the fact that the source isn't the publisher should raise a massive red flag. At best it's a key from another region, which is tantamount to pleading that you should get a poverty discount. At worst it's a money laundering operation, fencing keys purchased with stolen credit cards. Either one should make you uncomfortable.
 
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News Comments > Gearbox Issues Ultimatum to G2A
13. Re: Gearbox Issues Ultimatum to G2A Apr 7, 2017, 03:19 ViRGE
 
Jerykk wrote on Apr 6, 2017, 23:37:
G2A is basically eBay for PC game keys. The vast majority of keys are legitimate (mostly obtained from bundles), but you do rarely have third-party sellers selling stolen keys.

I've bought a lot of games from G2A and only had one revoked, which G2A refunded without question. And I didn't pay for their fraud protection service. I've also sold games on G2A and all of them required proof of source and proof of purchase before they could be posted on the site.

G2A and other "gray market" sites get a lot of negative hype, primarily from people who have never actually used them.
The fact that even one key got revoked should tell you what kind of business G2A is running.

It's a flea market for stolen keys. No more, no less.
 
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News Comments > LEGO City Undercover Released
2. Re: LEGO City Undercover Released Apr 4, 2017, 23:14 ViRGE
 
The Half Elf wrote on Apr 4, 2017, 18:43:
Is this the same Wii U game or been updated?

Still no online Co-Op
My understanding is that it's the same basic game. Though it sounds like the resolution is higher and the overall rendering quality is better (e.g. better lighting/shadows) than the original Wii U version. However the reports on the PC version are that it's not looking like a very good port.
 
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News Comments > Serious Sam VR: The Second Encounter Released
1. Re: Serious Sam VR: The Second Encounter Released Apr 4, 2017, 10:47 ViRGE
 
I like the VR concept. I hate that it requires motion controls.  
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News Comments > Agents of MAYHEM in August
13. Re: Agents of MAYHEM in August Apr 3, 2017, 21:06 ViRGE
 
This looks fun, but of course we'll see where things stand in August when it launches.  
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News Comments > Evening Consolidation
1. Re: Evening Consolidation Mar 31, 2017, 22:15 ViRGE
 
I really can't imagine trying to play Cities on a gamepad. But if you can pull it off, more power to you.  
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News Comments > Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy: The Telltale Series Trailer
3. Re: Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy: The Telltale Series Trailer Mar 31, 2017, 08:35 ViRGE
 
Kxmode wrote on Mar 30, 2017, 21:01:
Has TTG ever made anything original that wasn't based off of an existing IP?
Yes. Puzzle Agent.
 
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News Comments > Evening Legal Briefs
5. Re: Evening Legal Briefs Mar 20, 2017, 23:28 ViRGE
 
jdreyer wrote on Mar 20, 2017, 22:22:
How is that NOT a fifth amendment protection? It's the very definition of self incrimination.
Because he does know the password, and has said so at other times. He just doesn't want to disclose it. Which long story short, he's not protected from since the authorities already know what they're going to find on it (they accessed the computer and know the hashes of the files he downloaded).
 
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News Comments > Morning Crowdfunding Roundup
2. Re: Morning Crowdfunding Roundup Mar 20, 2017, 22:09 ViRGE
 
Wallshadows wrote on Mar 20, 2017, 16:20:
and make sure that the students, employees, parents and even the government are satisfied with your work

So it's nothing like the real thing.
Well no, trying to make them happy is exactly like the real thing. So is failing at that task because they expect you to do that job with half the funds you actually need.

The only way this can be nothing like the real thing is if you can actually make all of those groups happy.
 
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News Comments > Telltale CEO Departs
1. Re: Telltale CEO Departs Mar 17, 2017, 01:44 ViRGE
 
Huh. So the old CEO is back? How strange.  
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
12. Re: On Sale Mar 12, 2017, 19:43 ViRGE
 
Kxmode wrote on Mar 12, 2017, 18:42:
Has Tom Clancy gone too far?
I say Tom Clancy has not gone too far enough.
 
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
5. Re: Evening Tech Bits Mar 11, 2017, 00:37 ViRGE
 
mag wrote on Mar 10, 2017, 23:30:
SirKnight wrote on Mar 10, 2017, 22:36:
Oh AMD....LOL

I have NEVER needed a patch to allow my Intel CPU to work like it's supposed to.

As usual, more excuses and smoke-and-mirrors from team red.

What? You really don't remember the early days of Intel hyper threading, when CPU reviewers had to disable HT to get the 'proper' performance in games?

It's the same thing. New CPU, new way of hyperthreading, new bugs.
That wasn't a scheduler issue though. That was HT just not being fully baked. It took Intel until the Nehalem architecture to get it right.
 
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News Comments > Quake Champions Will Be Free-to-Play
7. Re: Quake Champions Will Be Free-to-Play Mar 11, 2017, 00:30 ViRGE
 
SirKnight wrote on Mar 10, 2017, 22:40:
Well, as long as the $60 pack is all there is and there isn't continuing nickle-and-diming then whatever.
Ditto. If they want to throw out a freebie to people who otherwise wouldn't get anything, that's fine. But if this game is $60 with all sorts of micro-transactions on top of that, then screw that.
 
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