Slick wrote on Aug 17, 2021, 15:39:DukeFNukem wrote on Aug 17, 2021, 13:53:
Sounds like Square Enix are a bunch of hoodlums. Why didn't "People Can Fly" just sell their games on the digital platforms like Steam or Epic Games??? Thata what I would have done.
Because SquEnix bankrolled development. That's the traditional role of the publisher.
Imagine getting money from a loanshark to start a new business, and they cover everything, all salaries, tech, networking, offices, materials etc. They bankroll the whole thing.
Once you start selling your first bagel you better believe that all the proceeds are gonna go to the people who bankrolled this operation first. Until every red cent is paid back, then you get to make money.
They're the ones taking all the financial risk, and from the sounds of it they haven't made back their initial investment yet, so right now they're the only ones who are owed money, seems pretty normal to me.
All the employees at people can fly, all the developers, got paid remember, they got their salaries to make the game, it's bought and paid for. What we''re talking now is about PROFIT ie. money above and beyond actually paying for the project.
OmegaFoRCe wrote on Jul 28, 2021, 15:54:OmegaFoRCe wrote on Jul 28, 2021, 15:26:TL;DR -- DukeFNukem is correct that Myocarditis and Guillain-Barre are considerations. It is also correct that both have occurrences that are so exceedingly rare that they're less problematic/worrisome than contracting the actual COVID-19 virus. Therefore, since their risk of occurrence is so low as a result of the vaccines, and COVID-19 infection is such a higher risk, it only makes sense to take the lesser risk by getting the vaccine.
jdreyer wrote on Jul 27, 2021, 17:26:
If getting the vaccine is too scary for you, you should immediately refrain from the following much more dangerous activities which I've listed along with their annual US death rates:
drinking alcohol (~95000)
having sex (~32000)
taking ibuprofen (~16000)
climbing stairs (~12000)
crossing the street (~6000)
having surgery (~4500)
having a child (~1200)
riding a train or bus (~450)
weight lifting (~115)
using a ladder (~110)
eating seafood (~100)
using a pen (~100)
mowing the lawn (~75)
Oh yeah, and getting COVID (~600000)
jdreyer wrote on Jul 27, 2021, 16:39:DukeFNukem wrote on Jul 27, 2021, 15:56:The fact that you used examples entirely from political opinion pundits from Fox to make your case speaks to the weakness of your arguments. They're opinion pundits whose statements are not based in reality. They're based on generating ratings and money for their network by appealing to the fantasies of a large segment of the population that the virus is a hoax and the former president won the election.
Disclaimer: I am not a microbiologist. But I do actually know how to read.LOL. Oh my God. Priceless quotes from Redeye, thank you Redeye!