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News Comments > Steam Bans Almost 1000 Titles

13. Re: Steam Bans Almost 1000 Titles Nov 27, 2019, 02:01 Illumin
Overon wrote on Nov 26, 2019, 20:24:
1,000 down and tens of thousands of shovelware shit to go.

Nailed it
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News Comments > Fallout 76 Trailer

22. Re: Fallout 76 Trailer Oct 29, 2018, 18:23 Illumin
I've bought all the Fallout games 1-4 on release day. I won't be getting this one. It's even more of a let down than ESO.
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News Comments > Op Ed

9. Re: Op Ed Oct 27, 2018, 19:57 Illumin
Cutter wrote on Oct 27, 2018, 14:15:
On the whole most people aren't. It's just that tiny minority of special little snowflakes who believe everyone should be able to sail through life without ever putting forth any effort, being put upon, or offended in even the slightest way. Oh boo hoo, life is tough, isn't it?

I don't usually agree with you Cutter but I do here.
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News Comments > Battlefield V Open Beta Next Month

10. Re: Battlefield V Open Beta Next Month Aug 21, 2018, 05:46 Illumin
DangerDog wrote on Aug 20, 2018, 20:10:
The feigned controversy seems to be heating up, report of BFV preorders being 85% less than Call of Duty has all the youtube pundits churning out videos over analyzing why this could be happening.

It's pretty simple, people aren't burned out on WWII it's just that DICE isn't delivering BF1942 with better graphics. There's nothing in their game to strike up feelings of nostalgia. Using WWII to introduce elements like female avatars into Battlefield was a pretty big misstep, and then doubling down on trying to paint it as historically accurate pushed it over the top.

They should have made Battlefield 2143 or Bad Company 3 instead of a mish-mash WWIIish game that comes off looking more like Battlefield 1.5 meanwhile the list of things they've said will be in the game is being delayed till after release keeps growing.

Bad Company 3 please.
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News Comments > Out of the Blue

18. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 11, 2018, 09:24 Illumin
Cutter wrote on Mar 10, 2018, 12:23:
Humanity managed quite well - and a lot of it still does - without DST. So yeah, scrap it.

If they make fusion happen that's a game changer.

Huh, that's really weird with the cows. I wonder if they're thinking, 'This could really use more cowbell.'

People aged 18 are considered adults "for almost all purposes and certainly for the purposes of the exercise of fundamental constitutional rights", the lawsuit says.

So buying assault rifles? Fine. Buying a beer? No. Yeah. Ok. *insert Twilight Zone theme music here*

Beer is not a constitutional right but having a gun is. So what's next you have to be 45 to practice a religion of your choice? Religon has killed way more people than guns have.
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News Comments > Golden Joystick Winners

4. Re: Golden Joystick Winners Nov 19, 2017, 18:56 Illumin
Pretty damn boring list of Winners.  
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News Comments > Destiny 2 Expansion I: Curse of Osiris in December

21. Re: Destiny 2 Expansion I: Curse of Osiris in December Nov 1, 2017, 08:13 Illumin
What a scam sell game with minimal content sell Expansion.  
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News Comments > Destiny 2 Curse of Osiris Expansion Revealed

19. Re: Destiny 2 Curse of Osiris Expansion Revealed Sep 9, 2017, 05:27 Illumin
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse

8. Re: Evening Metaverse Aug 24, 2017, 08:59 Illumin
Cutter wrote on Aug 23, 2017, 22:45:
jdreyer wrote on Aug 23, 2017, 22:33:
Timmeh wrote on Aug 23, 2017, 21:38:
The left has a lot more Naziism and fascism in it that the right currently does. but they are to brainwashed to see it.

I blame the Media and the education system.

Those clever leftists, opposing facism so that people think they aren't facists. Antifa are the real facists!!!

Ok first off everyone needs to stop with the "Antifa" stupidity and either address them as Antifascists or Alt-Left or Militant Left, take your pick. Second they're autocrats. They like to pretend they're all about freedom and liberalism and such but they're the antithesis of that and they want their system mandated as law without any dissent whatsoever. That is the absolute definition of an autocrat. And that makes them just as bad as the people they claim they're "responding" to. They're not responding they're dictating. They're trying to tell everyone else what they can and can't think, believe, and feel, and violently opposing those who don't toe the line. So this better how exactly again?
I think this one of the few times I've ever agreed with you on something. Wierd.
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News Comments > Saturday Crowdfunding Roundup

9. Re: Saturday Crowdfunding Roundup Jun 3, 2017, 20:50 Illumin
Probably one of the worst games ever. Cash grab off the name of a has been.  
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News Comments > Dean Hall's Stationeers Revealed

13. Re: Dean Hall's Stationeers Revealed Mar 30, 2017, 21:33 Illumin
Pre-order now and receive a free bottle of lube and a dick in your ass. Free bottle of lube subject to projects completion.  
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News Comments > Repopulation Rework; Fragmented Announced

3. Re: Repopulation Rework; Fragmented Announced Jan 31, 2016, 19:11 Illumin
bluemmouser wrote on Jan 31, 2016, 16:13:
Ozmodan wrote on Jan 31, 2016, 15:56:
Good luck moving it to a new engine with the small staff they have. They have effectively killed the game.

If you actually read the article they have effectively resurrected the game. You do realize everything in the video was done from scratch in 2 and a half months? You realize they were using a dead engine stuck in a horrible agreement with HeroEngine? It was either kill the game or do what they did.
Agreed if anything this move saved the game. I think with the new engine they will end up selling more copies than they would of with the Hero engine.
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News Comments > Try Star Citizen for Free

32. Re: Try Star Citizen for Free Jan 30, 2016, 11:14 Illumin
Cutter wrote on Jan 29, 2016, 21:22:
Vall Forran wrote on Jan 29, 2016, 20:59:
The "haters" are people that will never play the game. Cutter can go sit on his fist.

You're the hater asshole. Like so many other dicks around here, always stirring up trouble and starting fights for fun. Fuck off, troll.

About spit pepsi out my nose over this one. All you bastards leave Sugar tits alone, he's getting his game face on for some S.C.
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News Comments > Morning Mobilization

5. Re: Morning Mobilization Jan 8, 2016, 15:17 Illumin
A CEO with white trash class to lazy to Google up EFF.  
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News Comments > Morning Interviews

7. Re: Morning Interviews Jan 1, 2016, 09:34 Illumin
I think that's part of the problem with getting Star Citizen out. Chris Roberts Micro-manages way to much, cutting out any creative freedom from people that are experts in their field. I'm looking forward to S.C but if its a flop its all on Chris Roberts head, no one elses.  
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News Comments > Red5 Misses Payroll

16. Re: Red5 Misses Payroll Dec 29, 2015, 04:13 Illumin
The boss better start walkn the street and suckn some dick, people need to get paid.
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News Comments > French Steam Lawsuit

22. Re: French Steam Lawsuit Dec 18, 2015, 23:13 Illumin
NKD wrote on Dec 18, 2015, 14:29:
Creston wrote on Dec 18, 2015, 12:13:
. Point 1, eh...

Free-for-all resale of digital licenses isn't something I want. It's actually kind of a scary idea. Not because I don't think it would be cool, but because none of us would like what the industry does to compensate for the fact that it would kill their current sale numbers.

Right now, used game resale is kept in check by the fact that it's kind of a pain in the ass. You either deal with a middleman that rapes you like Gamestop, or you sell direct to other users and have to package your own shit, send it off, blah blah, take a loss on shipping and so forth. Not long and the game isn't even worth selling because the price you can get for it isn't worth the hassle.These factors all keep it from being too disruptive, but, it's still disruptive. One of the primary reason we have so much DLC and Season Pass crap is due to game resale. People aren't going to be so eager to get rid of that game knowing that more content is coming down the line.

Now, let's imagine you could do free-for-all resale of your digital titles on Steam. Why would you ever, ever, EVER buy new unless you were literally forced due to a lack of available used copies? Developers would only ever sell enough copies to satisfy concurrent demand, and then re-circulation of used copies would ensure they never see another copy sold. So, developers would then focus on shipping titles where concurrent demand is high, or peaks for a long period of time, or can be somehow manipulated. Episodic content releases that require the previous episodes be installed might be one thing. Especially if the gaps between episodes are short enough.

And what about titles where concurrent demand is low like small cheap indie games with a single player experience 4-6 hours in length? You might as well not even create these any more, because the short length and low replay-ability ensures that a very small number of copies recirculating quickly is enough to sate demand. Even if they sell it for $3-4, and it's a high quality experience, there is no reason to keep it in your inventory. None.

In general, there would be no reason to keep an extensive Steam library. Why would you? You're literally pissing away money because you can always re-buy that title later on, probably for cheaper than you sold it for. Demand for games eventually bottoms out, and once there is a pool of used copies that will never be depleted, Supply & Demand will dictate that the price for such a game bottoms out as well.

I see two scenarios for buying habits that would arise:

A) Buy new, rip thru the game, resell quickly for maximum value, rebuy later on when price bottoms out to add to your Steam library.

B) Never buy new. Always wait for price to bottom out and then buy.

Neither of these scenarios are compatible with the current gaming business model. Companies would be unable to make money under these conditions.

Well, that's not really our problem, but publishers will find a way to get their money out of us. They aren't simply going to lay off 90% of their employees and go back to making low budget games. They'll avoid selling on platforms that allow resale where possible. They'll lock content behind account systems and other mechanisms that discourage resale. They may even pull out of countries where they are legally mandated to allow resale. They'll needlessly pad out their titles and rely on psychologically addictive gameplay loops rather than actual good games. I'm sure we can all think of a lot of other good ways to milk consumers for money. A lot of these ideas are already being used, they'd just be used a lot more.

So yeah, at the end of the day gamers have shown they have very little in the way of balls when it comes to putting their foot down on exploitative business models. So whatever way the industry would adjust to widespread digital resale, people would just bend over and take it. And we'd probably end up worse off than before.

In addition you would never see summer sales or discounts on games since everyone and their mom would buy Game A at 80% off in bulk then attempt to resale.
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News Comments > Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen Date, Specs

19. Re: Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen Date, Specs Dec 18, 2015, 08:08 Illumin
InBlack wrote on Dec 18, 2015, 05:32:
Looks fairly interesting. Will I like this game even if I could never get into Dark Souls?

InBlack, I was in the same boat as you. Dark Souls was just to clunky feeling and I didn't enjoy it very much. As for Dragons Dogma it had some killer combat moves you could do with your henchmen and some other things that set it apart. One thing that did get a little old was you had to run all over the place, and at night if you got stuck outside it could get brutal.
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News Comments > Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen Date, Specs

12. Re: Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen Date, Specs Dec 18, 2015, 02:34 Illumin
Great White Shark wrote on Dec 17, 2015, 20:50:
Cutter wrote on Dec 17, 2015, 20:10:
4K Resolution! 60 FPS! And console graphics they didn't bother to touch. And is there some reason they can't state the AMD specs? Yeah, I'm thinking this is going to be a very lazy and cheap port. Caveat emptor.

You're wrong as usual but whatever, I've learned from your pattern of posts that you can't be bothered to do 5 seconds of fucking reading or to use Google on any subject. There is an entire FAQ for the port on the steam page that details everything. It is an excellent port, several sites have preview copies and have commented on it already. They went above and beyond to accommodate the PC community which is why there is a lot of positive buzz for the game, well among people who can read.

The simple mechanics of this game are well beyond your grasp anyway so just fart off to bitch and moan somewhere else.

I don't even bother with Cutter any more he is the poster child for a Blues News hater / troll, which is saying something since there are several haters on this site.

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News Comments > Star Citizen Alpha 2.0

34. Re: Star Citizen Alpha 2.0 Dec 12, 2015, 01:46 Illumin
jdreyer wrote on Dec 12, 2015, 00:48:
Great White Shark wrote on Dec 11, 2015, 22:50:
Cutter wrote on Dec 11, 2015, 20:19:
That trailer looks exactly like every other one over the last few years. I don't see any real progress there. And the animations still look horrendous.

Uh literally open your fucking eyes? They are making massive strides on this, its finally starting to look like its coming together.

People like you and Derek Smart are going to look pretty dumb if this keeps moving in this direction.

They've delivered one system. Partially. Out of a promised 100. That's like me watching you run a marathon (26.2 miles) and predict you'll be able to finish because you made it to the quarter mile mark.
I have to agree with you here. If they are going with 100 systems all handmade and they want it out anytime withing the next 5 years they better step it up. Im worried its going to be 7 or 8 great systems then 90ish empty voids. Like 99.999% of Elite Dangerous's 400 billion star systems.
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