User information for DukeFNukem

Real Name
DukeFNukem
Nickname
DukeFNukem
Email
Concealed by request - Send Mail
Description
Homepage
Signed On
October 19, 2004
Supporter
-
Total Posts
438 (Amateur)
User ID
22104
Search For:
Sort Results:
Ascending
Descending
Limit Results:
 
438 Comments. 22 pages. Viewing page 20.
Newer [  1    7  8  9  10  11  12  13  14  15  16  17  18  19  20  21  22  ] Older
14.
 
Re: Free Stubbs the Zombie
Nov 25, 2009, 16:20
14.
Re: Free Stubbs the Zombie Nov 25, 2009, 16:20
Nov 25, 2009, 16:20
 
It is equally as ridiculous. Thank you for helping me make my point.

I didn't mean to offend all you well meaning people by asserting my "opinion" as fact. My statements are simply opinions which I choose to believe. If the price had been stated as .49 and later updated to $4.99 I would consider that a data entry error. How you get from $4.99 to "FREE" on a keyboard by mistake is beyond my comprehension. But to each his own. Just my opinion, thats all.

This comment was edited on Nov 25, 2009, 16:26.
10.
 
Re: Free Stubbs the Zombie
Nov 25, 2009, 14:01
10.
Re: Free Stubbs the Zombie Nov 25, 2009, 14:01
Nov 25, 2009, 14:01
 
Says the guy who assumes that if he doesnt care about the game, nobody else does, since the universe revolves around him and him alone.

It may be cynical but its not ridiculous. Are you claiming you know the intentions of these people? You can read their minds? You are truly a supreme being.

This comment was edited on Nov 25, 2009, 14:08.
8.
 
Re: Free Stubbs the Zombie
Nov 25, 2009, 13:51
8.
Re: Free Stubbs the Zombie Nov 25, 2009, 13:51
Nov 25, 2009, 13:51
 
I knew some wiseguy would post a comment about my 500% markup. I was hoping someone would at least give me the penney as the starting value but not on these forums I guess. Thanks. Congratulations Elfboy, You win first place trophy for being "Most Anal Retentive".

And why is offering an opinion on a brilliant marketing tactic considering trolling? Just curious. If I ever have a product to sell I will use this. No doubt.

This comment was edited on Nov 25, 2009, 13:58.
2.
 
Re: Free Stubbs the Zombie
Nov 25, 2009, 12:44
2.
Re: Free Stubbs the Zombie Nov 25, 2009, 12:44
Nov 25, 2009, 12:44
 
So make a false claim to build interest in the product and then almost immediately after the announcement increase the price 500%. Nice marketing. Very nice. I think these people should seek public office.

This comment was edited on Nov 25, 2009, 12:45.
10.
 
Re: Warcraft 4 Probably Years Off
Nov 23, 2009, 15:46
10.
Re: Warcraft 4 Probably Years Off Nov 23, 2009, 15:46
Nov 23, 2009, 15:46
 
Sweet. Im just happy to know its going to happen. God forbid they waste 3-5 years creating another boring MMO title that I refuse to pay for. Not only do I refuse to pay for the inital software investment but the monthly fee as well. If they would give their crappy software away for free they might get more subscribers. Im not saying they are hurting for subscribers or anything but it might get something out of a few people who would never buy the game just to have to pay more money to play it. The monthly fee kills it for me personally. I want Warcraft 4 first. And who cares about whether its a new IP if its fun. Warcraft III is probably the greatest videogame ever created in terms of replayability and quality.

This comment was edited on Nov 23, 2009, 16:14.
10.
 
Re: On Sale
Nov 19, 2009, 12:08
10.
Re: On Sale Nov 19, 2009, 12:08
Nov 19, 2009, 12:08
 
Verno,
The worth of a game is determined on an individual basis. The theory of budgets shrinking if everyone buys games on sale is not a theory I agree with.
Certain people will buy certain games at a given price point. If the game in question never reaches that price point it will probably never be purchased by a specific group of people. Maybe these people are poor or just thrifty.
The cheaper a game becomes, the more people buy it, assuming they even want that specific game to begin with.
The thing is software developers actually get the best of both worlds. They release their new games at ungodly prices, making millions off people who will pay the high prices in the beginning. And then lowering prices incrementally making millions at different price points as price has a direct influence on how many people purchase the game at a given price.
So the profits of software developers would only be lost if they released the games at bargain bin prices to begin with because if some people are willing to pay $50 a game, the developers might as well make them pay it right?
Game Developers budgets would probably not suffer all that much if its only market were casual thrifty gamers unless they were stupid enough not to lower their prices on a game that isn't selling well.

Someone can correct me if I am wrong(this is from memory) but I believe Valve themselves stated that when games on Steam go on sale the sales jump over 4000% on some games. Thats powerful stuff.

I think all markets will always have a small supply of the rich, stupid, or impatient gamers who can't wait to get their hands on the new games. So gaming budgets probably aren't in any danger of dropping because of people who wait for sales. I woulder consider piracy a bigger threat to shrinking developer budgets more than thrifty gamers. At least they know they will get paid eventually by me. When the price is right.

This comment was edited on Nov 19, 2009, 12:16.
4.
 
Re: Digital Pricing Can Go Up and Down
Nov 19, 2009, 00:39
4.
Re: Digital Pricing Can Go Up and Down Nov 19, 2009, 00:39
Nov 19, 2009, 00:39
 
Hmmm Jason, my first question is why do you sound like a disgruntled employee? If your happy dropping a $50 dollar bill for every new game that comes out, thats wonderful. Nobody said it was evil, certainly not me. But honestly, you don't sound all that happy about it. You sound pissed that Im kicking back and getting all the good stuff for next to nothing because I have patience.

And secondly, to state that games with colons in names are crap games is just plain silly. Company of Heroes got rave reviews when it was first released. No one can deny the quality of this game. Opposing Fronts, which is the add-on included in the Company of Heroes:Gold Edition didn't get quite the high marks as the original but its still a decent add-on. I paid $5 for both the original and add-on. Same goes for Painkiller:Black(also known as Gold)Edition. Original game got rave reviews. Overdose add-on, not as good as original but since I paid $3.46 for it do you think Im gonna complain? Is there anyone stupid enough to make argument that its not of a high enough quality to be sold for a paltry $5?

And thirdly, Steam or any other digital download services doesn't discriminate about which games they offer for sale. ANY GAME, not just games with colons in the name, that has been on the market long enough will eventually reach a sweet spot that will increase sales exponentially. That sweet spot is different for different people obviously.

So Im not playing crappy games "whilst waiting for the savings". Im playing very high quality games "whilst waiting".

Just because a game is 3 years old does not make it crappy.

This comment was edited on Nov 19, 2009, 01:52.
2.
 
Re: Digital Pricing Can Go Up and Down
Nov 18, 2009, 23:05
2.
Re: Digital Pricing Can Go Up and Down Nov 18, 2009, 23:05
Nov 18, 2009, 23:05
 
I don't agree. Once I see a game has been listed or sold at at a given price it would be retarded to pay anything more for it because I now know the lowest price a developer is willing to accept for his product. Unless there is a game I must absolutely have and games are never a "must" have for me. The same principle applies universally to almost any product, even real estate. Who's going to pay $100,000 for a piece of real estate if they seen it listed for 10% cheaper the month prior? Well, real estate is a completely different topic because of its possible uniqueness etc. So, lets scrap "that" example. However, Valve won't be running low on stock of digital downloads anytime soon. And one copy of "Left 4 Dead" is not unique to any others.
Quake Wars:Enemy Territory can be purchased on Amazon.com for $10 or less. I have been waiting for along time for this price drop to show up on Steam. A long time. I can guarantee you that I will never pay over $10 for it when I know someone else is selling it cheaper. Steam still sells its for $19.99 and until it drops to at "least" $10 or less I will not purchase it.
But if Valve wants to think that they can raise/lower prices without penalty, it won't hurt my feelings any. I will take advantage of every sale and let every other game I want that isn't on sale remain in their digital locker until it grows as stale as a 3-year old piece of bread.
I cant praise this new era of digital downloads enough and all the competition its creating.
I used to think I was stealing games when I got big titles like Painkiller:Black Edition and Vampire Masquerade:Bloodlines for $10. Not anymore. My latest two digital purchases were Company of Heroes:Gold Edition for $5 and Painkiller:Overdose for $3.46(reguarly $4.95 but I got it on sale at 30% off, lol). $10 has become too expensive a price for a game anymore for me personally. Probably not for everybody. But Im getting spoiled to the point where my new ceiling price for purchasing any game is about $5.

This comment was edited on Nov 18, 2009, 23:33.
1.
 
Re: Op Ed
Nov 13, 2009, 12:02
1.
Re: Op Ed Nov 13, 2009, 12:02
Nov 13, 2009, 12:02
 
If games were sold at reasonable prices on the day of release I think piracy would be reduced very substantially. I don't think this will happen though as long as some people are willing to pay $50 for a single game. I think what game developers have working against them also is the vast library of quality games that are available at much cheaper prices than newly released titles. I just bought Company of Heroes:Gold Edition for $5 on Direct2Drive. I bought Painkiller Overdose for $3.46 on GamersGate. Why am I gonna pay $50 for a new release? The market is saturated with quality games that can be bought much cheaper. And if I really want to buy a game like COD:MW2 I'll buy it in a couple of years for $10.
48.
 
Re: PAX H1N1 Warning.....YAWN
Sep 9, 2009, 23:02
48.
Re: PAX H1N1 Warning.....YAWN Sep 9, 2009, 23:02
Sep 9, 2009, 23:02
 

This has digressed into nothing but a pissing match. Everyone who disagrees with me be sure and get your injections as soon as you can. I'll forego my injection for the greater good of all. I hear theres gonna be a shortage for awhile. Good luck to you all.


42.
 
Re: PAX H1N1 Warning.....YAWN
Sep 9, 2009, 01:50
42.
Re: PAX H1N1 Warning.....YAWN Sep 9, 2009, 01:50
Sep 9, 2009, 01:50
 

Flatline,

Well said, thanks for helping me make my point. I am a little upset that you called Obama all those names though. He's actually the Messiah and he has come to save us all. Praise to be Allah!!!
41.
 
Re: PAX H1N1 Warning.....YAWN
Sep 9, 2009, 01:15
41.
Re: PAX H1N1 Warning.....YAWN Sep 9, 2009, 01:15
Sep 9, 2009, 01:15
 

Creston,

Good point you latched onto and ran with. Of course, its commpletely unrelated to the issue at hand. You didn't say anything specifically to debunk the assertions that the drug makers of the Swine Flu vaccine will make billions of dollars, or that the vaccine was tested all of "two weeks" before being shipped out for mass consumption and that the government has granted full immunity to the vaccine makers of all liability that could result from using the vaccine, or that the swine flu has been determined to have been created in a laboratory with 3 different strains from at least 3 different continents but your passion deserves a thumbs up at the very least. Oh and uh, you've already got your injection, right? Why do I have to keep asking every one who calls me a conspiracy theorist this question?
33.
 
Re: PAX H1N1 Warning.....YAWN
Sep 8, 2009, 21:37
33.
Re: PAX H1N1 Warning.....YAWN Sep 8, 2009, 21:37
Sep 8, 2009, 21:37
 

Damn. Hes gone. I never heard him say whether he had his injection yet or not. I guess we will never know. *sigh*
31.
 
Re: PAX H1N1 Warning.....YAWN
Sep 8, 2009, 21:10
31.
Re: PAX H1N1 Warning.....YAWN Sep 8, 2009, 21:10
Sep 8, 2009, 21:10
 
I did. PAX is probably doing what they feel is responsible. There's no argument about that. But the reason PAX feels the need to be "responsible" is because of all the government propaganda surrounding the Swine Flu virus. Calling it a Pandemic when its really not.

Although, now that you have brought this up. It makes me wonder about how a single case was discovered at this event. WTF? They have doctors and nurses at these events? I guess pretty soon they will be asking me to stick out my tongue when I go to the grocery store.

Follow the money trail:

http://www.silobreaker.com/drug-companies-to-reap-swineflu-billions-16_2262470774822535190

This comment was edited on Sep 8, 2009, 21:13.
25.
 
Re: PAX H1N1 Warning.....YAWN
Sep 8, 2009, 20:21
25.
Re: PAX H1N1 Warning.....YAWN Sep 8, 2009, 20:21
Sep 8, 2009, 20:21
 

Okay, I have a request since no one wants to actually respond with facts. Just to add credibility to your stance on this issue please state whether or not you have had your injection. Thank You. If you have not, I will flag your post as a troll and not respond to it. If you have, I will at least respect your post.
23.
 
Re: PAX H1N1 Warning.....YAWN
Sep 8, 2009, 20:08
23.
Re: PAX H1N1 Warning.....YAWN Sep 8, 2009, 20:08
Sep 8, 2009, 20:08
 

I didn't catch your answer Acragas. Did you say yes or no to having had your injection? Just curious, thats all.
22.
 
Re: PAX H1N1 Warning.....YAWN
Sep 8, 2009, 20:05
22.
Re: PAX H1N1 Warning.....YAWN Sep 8, 2009, 20:05
Sep 8, 2009, 20:05
 

Your right. I feel ashamed of myself now. I know that Big Pharma and Nancy Pelosi loves me. In spite of me being a Nazi.
18.
 
Re: PAX H1N1 Warning.....YAWN
Sep 8, 2009, 19:31
18.
Re: PAX H1N1 Warning.....YAWN Sep 8, 2009, 19:31
Sep 8, 2009, 19:31
 

YAWN....Same thing Nin said. Amusing but didn't really contribute anything to the argument. Next....

16.
 
Re: PAX H1N1 Warning.....YAWN
Sep 8, 2009, 19:14
16.
Re: PAX H1N1 Warning.....YAWN Sep 8, 2009, 19:14
Sep 8, 2009, 19:14
 
Nin, I love this type of argument. "Since he believes X, he must surely believe Y." I give you an E for effort though. Keep up the good work.

Have you had your injection yet? Just curious.

This comment was edited on Sep 8, 2009, 19:18.
15.
 
Re: PAX H1N1 Warning.....YAWN
Sep 8, 2009, 19:11
15.
Re: PAX H1N1 Warning.....YAWN Sep 8, 2009, 19:11
Sep 8, 2009, 19:11
 

I guess my question to you then is, what do I stand to gain from the fear mongering? My bankroll doesn't change. Is your Daddy a pharmacist? Did I pinch a nerve? Im sorry.

Serious question here though. Have you got your injection yet? Just curious.

438 Comments. 22 pages. Viewing page 20.
Newer [  1    7  8  9  10  11  12  13  14  15  16  17  18  19  20  21  22  ] Older