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Re: Apple: Epic's Fortnite Harm
Sep 16, 2020, 22:37
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Re: Apple: Epic's Fortnite Harm Sep 16, 2020, 22:37
Sep 16, 2020, 22:37
 
SirKnight wrote on Sep 16, 2020, 22:27:
jdreyer wrote on Sep 16, 2020, 22:22:
Meanwhile, Apple continues to abuse it's monopoly position.

Just hours after the reveal of Appleā€™s new services bundles, the tech giant has already taken criticism for evidently favoring its own apps over those with which it directly competes in its App Store.
Spotify, which has been feuding with the tech giant for years now over its hefty App Store fees, quickly seized on the opportunity to raise Apple antitrust concerns.


Yeah Apple is definitely not the good guys here. While Epic intentionally violated the rules it has known about since the beginning of iPhones and deserve to be taken down because of it, they are both guilty of BS business practices. F 'em both.
The apple sheep don't seem to mind that they are getting raped on a daily basis, so why should you care so much? I love the warriors of justice looking out for all of Apple's customers. Thanks guys.
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Re: Origin Desktop App Being Renamed
Sep 15, 2020, 17:05
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Re: Origin Desktop App Being Renamed Sep 15, 2020, 17:05
Sep 15, 2020, 17:05
 
Kxmode wrote on Sep 15, 2020, 16:03:
Once again EA is killing Origin.
One final chance to crap all over one of the greatest studios of the 80s/90s.
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Re: Morning Consolidation
Sep 14, 2020, 15:11
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Re: Morning Consolidation Sep 14, 2020, 15:11
Sep 14, 2020, 15:11
 
I have no interest in a console, but I kinda wish my PC could do that quick resume.
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Re: Dyson Sphere Program Announced
Sep 11, 2020, 19:20
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Re: Dyson Sphere Program Announced Sep 11, 2020, 19:20
Sep 11, 2020, 19:20
 
This company's previous game is really pedestrian looking puzzler. It appears they built this game in 2 years... If this is actually a solid factory management game then I'm impressed. Looks visually polished and I like the theme.
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Re: More Ziggurat Interactive Re-releases
Sep 11, 2020, 11:46
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Re: More Ziggurat Interactive Re-releases Sep 11, 2020, 11:46
Sep 11, 2020, 11:46
 
I've always wanted to give Machiavelli the Prince a try. Might snag that.
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Re: Evening Mobilization
Sep 10, 2020, 06:59
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Re: Evening Mobilization Sep 10, 2020, 06:59
Sep 10, 2020, 06:59
 
Drayth wrote on Sep 10, 2020, 00:16:
Meanwhile, Sweeney was spotted running through Apple Stores spraying hot sauce on all the MacBooks....
And bending iPhone display units.

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Re: Apple Countersues Epic
Sep 9, 2020, 12:31
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Re: Apple Countersues Epic Sep 9, 2020, 12:31
Sep 9, 2020, 12:31
 
Dev wrote on Sep 9, 2020, 10:25:
Mr. Tact wrote on Sep 9, 2020, 09:57:
mxmissile wrote on Sep 9, 2020, 09:48:
Funny thing is, apple is in the same boat. Without their chinese counterpart, they would be nothing. *all* their hardware comes from china.
Meaningless. If it wasn't for Chinese manufacturing most, if not all, major corporations in the US would be not be able to provide their products.
No they still would... just would be for a vastly increased price. Because if chinese manufacturing wasn't around, there'd be other countries like Japan. Or if we could only manufacture in USA, the infrastructure would have been created and used, however Iphones would be $5k instead of $1k
Not true at all. The supply chain is in Asia. You can't just circumvent the supply chain. We can't make memory here because we don't have the rare earth minerals and the processing needed. We don't even have the capacity to mine and forge steel in NA. There was an article a couple years ago that we can't even make screws anymore.
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Re: Xbox Series X & S November 10th - Xbox Game Passes to Include EA Play
Sep 9, 2020, 12:26
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Re: Xbox Series X & S November 10th - Xbox Game Passes to Include EA Play Sep 9, 2020, 12:26
Sep 9, 2020, 12:26
 
Verno wrote on Sep 9, 2020, 12:18:
The prices are OK but I don't see any reason to buy one, they have no first party software at launch and what they showed at their previous event was mostly a bunch of title cards. A meh on both of their houses.
I know it's not for everyone, but isn't Flight Sim 2020 going to be available at launch?
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Re: More Free SNK Games on Prime Gaming
Sep 8, 2020, 22:51
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Re: More Free SNK Games on Prime Gaming Sep 8, 2020, 22:51
Sep 8, 2020, 22:51
 
I love Neo Geo Shooters. I remember playing Pulstar in the arcade for hours... slow scrolling horizontal shooters are my favorite.
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Re: Apple Countersues Epic
Sep 8, 2020, 22:30
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Re: Apple Countersues Epic Sep 8, 2020, 22:30
Sep 8, 2020, 22:30
 
Acleacius wrote on Sep 8, 2020, 21:55:
After this epic store bullshit, it's clear sweeney is just as bad, probably more so.
Sweeney is just a mouthpiece. Epic is highly influenced by Tencent, so this is ultimately China's play to get into software distribution in a big way.
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Re: Steam Top 10
Sep 6, 2020, 20:29
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Re: Steam Top 10 Sep 6, 2020, 20:29
Sep 6, 2020, 20:29
 
Undocumented Alien wrote on Sep 6, 2020, 12:29:
Enjoying CKIII so far, doing better than I did with CKII, not sure why. I was able to unite Ireland with the tutorial for the first time which gave me some much needed confidence. I also found this YouTube-r helpful for how a person that's good at the game (not me!) plays it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GlGqM9HCWJk

Another good CK3 YouTube'r that is helpful (shows how to conquer Ireland): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iCc43BtQeYU
I have about 1,000 hours in CK2 and I'm enjoying CKIII much more. This feels like a proper RPG now. I always play CK for longevity, not to conquer the map. The new game flow is so much more satisfying for this style.
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Re: Epic Asks Court to Return Fortnite to the App Store
Sep 6, 2020, 00:00
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Re: Epic Asks Court to Return Fortnite to the App Store Sep 6, 2020, 00:00
Sep 6, 2020, 00:00
 
Kxmode wrote on Sep 5, 2020, 16:00:
You don't need to be a lawyer to understand the common-sense underpinnings of Epic's claims. Further, comparing IOS to a monopoly when the market share data shows it isn't
Apple does have a monopoly and it's a monopoly on sheep. This can no longer be tolerated... Tim is fed up and wants his fair shear of the sheep. What's a gaming company owned by a Chinese conglomerate to do when a fruit company owns all of the sheep?

*sheep = customers that spend money

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Re: Morning Metaverse
Sep 4, 2020, 14:03
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Re: Morning Metaverse Sep 4, 2020, 14:03
Sep 4, 2020, 14:03
 
MoreLuckThanSkill wrote on Sep 4, 2020, 11:19:
Ah yes, Peloton, with their $4-5,000 exercise devices with a flatscreen attached, and monthly subscriptions.

I mean, at least it helps people get in shape, but fuck yet another subscription service.
I financed the bike because it was zero interest... I think I pay about $100/month for it with the sub. In the end my whole family uses it. I'm a developer and just want to get a cardio workout in 5-6 times a week. I can do that any time of day with the bike. A gym membership is more expensive than $100/month for the whole family where I live. In the end I get the exercise I need, I can do it on my schedule (usually after 11pm) and the whole family benefits. It's just a better deal than a gym where I'll probably end up getting COVID.

I got the bike for $2,200, not $4k.
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Re: Get Into the Breach for Free
Sep 4, 2020, 00:16
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Re: Get Into the Breach for Free Sep 4, 2020, 00:16
Sep 4, 2020, 00:16
 
I think this is the 3rd time that game has been featured.
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Re: On Hello Games' Next Big Project
Sep 3, 2020, 08:09
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Re: On Hello Games' Next Big Project Sep 3, 2020, 08:09
Sep 3, 2020, 08:09
 
I don't get the hate this guy gets. I get that he got a little overzealous with the "promises" NMS would deliver, but looking at where that game is now I think he made good on everything. I don't like the game myself, but I appreciate what they achieved. In the future, Murray needs to choose his words better and not lead the community on because they will turn on him in an instant.
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Re: Crusader Kings III Reviews
Aug 31, 2020, 16:32
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Re: Crusader Kings III Reviews Aug 31, 2020, 16:32
Aug 31, 2020, 16:32
 
Undocumented Alien wrote on Aug 31, 2020, 15:43:
I found CK2 tough to get into (wanted to enjoy it, steep learning curve) even after watching a lot of "Let's Play CK2" YouTube videos. Maybe I'll take another run at it with CK3 since it's on the XBOX Game Pass already. Worth a try at least, CK2 got a lot of good reviews, Very Positive on STEAM.
I'm and idiot when it comes to these games and CK2 just clicked for me. I've mostly figured out Stellaris, but I struggle with EUIV. My 11 year old son has figured out Imperator Rome and HOI IV, so he helps me out.

Reality is that you just need to grind long enough and the game will start to make sense. Once that happens, you can relax and just enjoy it. It's also best to learn the game without any DLC enabled so the scope is substantially reduced. Getting into CK III now is probably the best time... once the DLC hit and mechanics get major overhauls, it gets so much harder to learn as all of the tutorials get outdated.
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Re: Ubisoft Changing Tom Clancy Mobile Game Intro After Backlash
Aug 30, 2020, 12:13
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Re: Ubisoft Changing Tom Clancy Mobile Game Intro After Backlash Aug 30, 2020, 12:13
Aug 30, 2020, 12:13
 
RedEye9 wrote on Aug 30, 2020, 12:03:
Simon Says wrote on Aug 30, 2020, 11:59:
*Reads the 3 comments so far*

Ah, it's that kind of thread, better gear up. https://imgur.com/hQQ7Ywp
Yep
The far white supremacist crowd and all their fragility is proudly on display.
sigh
So it's not OK to be for all of the things BLM professes it stands for, but not support BLM itself? Lets just brand all of those people white supremacists.
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Re: Chivalry 2 Delayed
Aug 30, 2020, 00:25
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Re: Chivalry 2 Delayed Aug 30, 2020, 00:25
Aug 30, 2020, 00:25
 
JohnBirshire wrote on Aug 29, 2020, 21:44:
Chivalry was one of my top 3 favorite games released in the last decade, was really looking forward to playing the sequel.

I refuse to support anti-consumer PC exclusives though so looks like I'm going to miss this one.

Screw Torn Banner Studios, hope you all choke on your bribe.
The game will eventually be on steam. If things end up like Chivalry 1, the game will be $9 after 6 months.

I'm also looking forward to this one, but I have no issues buying it on the cheap later. I put over 300 hours into the first one and I paid under $10... will probably do the same with this one.
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Re: Apple Kicks Epic Off The App Store
Aug 28, 2020, 21:40
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Re: Apple Kicks Epic Off The App Store Aug 28, 2020, 21:40
Aug 28, 2020, 21:40
 
Judge Rogers addressing Epic at the recent hearing (as reported by Sarah Jeong):

"To Epic: Your client created this situation. Your client does not come to this action with clean hands ..... in my view, you cannot have irreparable harm when you create the harm yourself."
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Re: Apple Kicks Epic Off The App Store
Aug 28, 2020, 20:21
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Re: Apple Kicks Epic Off The App Store Aug 28, 2020, 20:21
Aug 28, 2020, 20:21
 
Kenny Rogers Epic is not.
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