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Re: Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic - Remake
Sep 9, 2021, 19:35
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Re: Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic - Remake Sep 9, 2021, 19:35
Sep 9, 2021, 19:35
 
They better not fuck this up. One of my favourite games of all time, so I'd love a well-done remake. As long as they don't try and change too much beyond the graphics.
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Re: Diablo II: Resurrected Launch Timing Specified
Sep 9, 2021, 18:39
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Re: Diablo II: Resurrected Launch Timing Specified Sep 9, 2021, 18:39
Sep 9, 2021, 18:39
 
Yeah, if they aren't even going to fix a bug like NHAM (Next Hit Always Misses), it seems weird to be complaining that you can't get full UW support. Hell, I'm surprised they are allowing for anything greater than 16:9, considering the default limitation was 800x600. Allowing for 19:9 already gives widescreen a significant advantage, and for a game that includes pvp, that's a concern.
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Re: Saturday Metaverse
Sep 5, 2021, 03:05
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Re: Saturday Metaverse Sep 5, 2021, 03:05
Sep 5, 2021, 03:05
 
NKD wrote on Sep 5, 2021, 02:31:
I manage to get through life as a white person without getting offended everytime someone points out that an industry that is overwhelmingly white might have some problems with racism, why can't you?

If you don't understand the difference between pointing out an industry is overwhelmingly white, and calling them "basement dwelling neckbeards", and you don't understand why someone might consider there to be a difference, you really ought to read more.
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Re: Diablo II Remastered Open Beta
Aug 20, 2021, 19:37
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Re: Diablo II Remastered Open Beta Aug 20, 2021, 19:37
Aug 20, 2021, 19:37
 
If one believes the link:

Following the Early Access weekend, on August 20 at 10:00 a.m. PDT, the Open Beta weekend will be open to everyone on a supported platform.

Shouldn't need to pre-order to check it out this weekend.
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Re: Evening Legal Briefs
Aug 17, 2021, 23:38
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Re: Evening Legal Briefs Aug 17, 2021, 23:38
Aug 17, 2021, 23:38
 
Simon Says wrote on Aug 17, 2021, 18:49:
Way to blame the victim bro... *slow clap*

It's not blaming the victim, it's using common sense. Sure, you should be able to leave your car parked outside, unlocked, and with the keys in the ignition without having to worry about it being stolen. But if you do, you're a dumbass.

Same principle here.
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Re: More Unreal v. Nreal
Jul 21, 2021, 22:31
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Re: More Unreal v. Nreal Jul 21, 2021, 22:31
Jul 21, 2021, 22:31
 
Cutter wrote on Jul 21, 2021, 12:29:
Bhruic wrote on Jul 21, 2021, 03:30:
Cutter wrote on Jul 20, 2021, 22:14:
You can't trademark common words. I don't know what the actual TM is for Epic's Unreal engine but it's not "unreal" alone. MS' windows is a perfect example. The TM is for "Microsoft Windows" not "windows" per se. Otherwise the dictionary would have been TM'd by now and everyone would be suing everyone else.

Yeah, no, you're wrong. Microsoft has a trademark on the word "Windows" itself, separate from "Microsoft". They also have trademarks on plenty of other "common words", such as "Silk", "Natural", and "Fluid". You can download a pdf that lists all of Microsoft's trademarks here: https://query.prod.cms.rt.microsoft.com/cms/api/am/binary/RWArzw

No, yeah, you're wrong. You're also confusing ownership of words with word-logos.

https://secureyourtrademark.com/can-you-trademark/common-words-phrases/

Trademarks are not about owning a word or phrase. It is about providing companies with distinctiveness and preventing consumer confusion. If another company producing computers or computer programs called itself Apple Hardware or Apple Electronics, then Apple Inc. could sue them for trademark infringement. But if Honda wanted to create a car called the Honda Apple, then Apple Inc. would have a very hard time getting them to stop. There is little to no chance that consumers would confuse Honda's car with Apple's computer products.

Like back in the beginning of 2000 when MS sued Lindows and lost. So they simply ended up paying them 2 million bucks to dump the name.

I really have no idea what you think you are demonstrating with your quote, but who was talking about "owning" a word? We were talking about trademarks. Of course a trademark doesn't allow you to own a word - but that doesn't mean you still don't have it trademarked. You claimed Microsoft doesn't have a trademark on the word "Windows". They do. You were just flat out wrong. Stop trying to move the goalposts and just accept it.
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Re: More Unreal v. Nreal
Jul 21, 2021, 03:30
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Re: More Unreal v. Nreal Jul 21, 2021, 03:30
Jul 21, 2021, 03:30
 
Cutter wrote on Jul 20, 2021, 22:14:
You can't trademark common words. I don't know what the actual TM is for Epic's Unreal engine but it's not "unreal" alone. MS' windows is a perfect example. The TM is for "Microsoft Windows" not "windows" per se. Otherwise the dictionary would have been TM'd by now and everyone would be suing everyone else.

Yeah, no, you're wrong. Microsoft has a trademark on the word "Windows" itself, separate from "Microsoft". They also have trademarks on plenty of other "common words", such as "Silk", "Natural", and "Fluid". You can download a pdf that lists all of Microsoft's trademarks here: https://query.prod.cms.rt.microsoft.com/cms/api/am/binary/RWArzw
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Re: Fallout 76 Fallout Worlds Announced
Jul 21, 2021, 03:24
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Re: Fallout 76 Fallout Worlds Announced Jul 21, 2021, 03:24
Jul 21, 2021, 03:24
 
GothicWizard wrote on Jul 20, 2021, 20:56:
*looks at his watch*

The countdown to someone reverse engineering the server protocols and making a open source server/script lang so you can bypass their official servers and setup your own then the inevitable DMCA, C&D emails and legal threats that all the news sites jump on in 5... 4... 3...

The game (and hence the official servers) came out Nov 14, 2018, and you think now is the time someone will reverse engineer the protocols? It's not like this patch is adding servers, it's just allowing custom server rules. If the servers haven't been reverse engineered previously, there's no reason to believe this will make it any easier (or likely to happen).
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Re: New GM to Tackle BioWare's Reputation
Jun 16, 2021, 10:38
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Re: New GM to Tackle BioWare's Reputation Jun 16, 2021, 10:38
Jun 16, 2021, 10:38
 
It's a bit tone-deaf to hear someone who claims to want to rebuild the company's reputation list his EA experience as a positive.
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Re: Australia Supporting Game Development
May 6, 2021, 19:40
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Re: Australia Supporting Game Development May 6, 2021, 19:40
May 6, 2021, 19:40
 
Maybe if they committed to an actually decent national internet service companies might consider developing games there.
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Re: Gatherings & Competitions
May 5, 2021, 19:43
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Re: Gatherings & Competitions May 5, 2021, 19:43
May 5, 2021, 19:43
 
I like how they skip straight past the "Is Esports Segregated", assume it is, and then jump into the why - without actually looking into the details. For example, they talk about there only being 1 black guy in professional LoL in NA, completely ignoring the fact that literally half of the players are imported from outside of NA. Why don't they talk about the fact that the number of asians playing professional LoL is far greater than the percentage of asians in the NA population? It's so annoying that "diverse" seems to only mean "more blacks". Sure, that's a worthy goal, but it misses the forest for the trees.
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Re: Gatherings & Competitions
Apr 25, 2021, 03:38
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Re: Gatherings & Competitions Apr 25, 2021, 03:38
Apr 25, 2021, 03:38
 
Prez wrote on Apr 23, 2021, 21:03:
That article leaves a big question about the skill level of the female gamers. Choosing a female gamer simply because she's a female gamer is stupid. I asked my daughter, who avidly follows the Overwatch League with me, why all of the teams in the top leagues are men. She said flat out because the men are just better. She plays in Diamond tier and she said 99 out of 100 god-tier players on that level and above are men. Neither of us follow Hearthstone so I can't be sure, but I get the sense that the discrepancy in skill levels is harder to explain away given how much rng is involved. There's no excuse for the toxicity though. Internet anonymity is one thing, but when Blizzard knows who they are and does nothing it just proves Blizzard is all talk and no action.

If you are going for a purely competitive system, sure, but based on the article, the people chosen for this event are "Hearthstone personalities". That doesn't make it sound like they are choosing based on skill. I'm not sure what their criteria was, so maybe there's still a valid reason for why they ended up with 18 men and 2 women. But Hearthstone has had a woman win the World Championship (again, according to the article), so you would think they wouldn't have a hard time finding female "personalities" who had the skills to be competitive in their tournament.
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Re: Fallout 4 DLC Lawsuit
Feb 23, 2021, 20:24
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Re: Fallout 4 DLC Lawsuit Feb 23, 2021, 20:24
Feb 23, 2021, 20:24
 
There are 3rd party mods on CC, but there are also some that are developed by Bethesda themselves. With that being true, there is definitely a case here. Bethesda seems to be relying on a legal defense of "they aren't DLC", but I can't see a judge actually buying that.
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Re: Stadia to Add 100+ Games in 2021
Feb 13, 2021, 11:17
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Re: Stadia to Add 100+ Games in 2021 Feb 13, 2021, 11:17
Feb 13, 2021, 11:17
 
PHJF wrote on Feb 12, 2021, 19:23:
HoSpanky wrote on Feb 12, 2021, 18:26:
But they won’t be adding Terraria to it.

It really must sting, not getting a ten-year-old game on your cutting edge platform...

Let me fix that for you...

"It really must sting , not getting one of the best selling games of all time (#6 all-time selling on PC) on your barely used platform..."

There, now it's accurate.
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Re: Morning Metaverse
Feb 12, 2021, 04:30
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Re: Morning Metaverse Feb 12, 2021, 04:30
Feb 12, 2021, 04:30
 
sliv wrote on Feb 11, 2021, 22:56:
Dude, you're right, we won't meet in the middle because you're not going to budge, but keep blaming everyone else.

Here's the situation. The Republicans and Democrats are in a lifeboat in the middle of the ocean. The Republicans want to drill a 4 inch hole in the bottom of the boat. The Democrats don't want to drill a hole at all. Your - and by extension the current Republican party - solution is to "meet in the middle" and only drill a 2 inch hole.

No, fuck that. The Republican hypocrisy on this issue is just over the top. "Unity" only works if people are looking out for the collective general good. Republicans only seem interested in themselves how they can take personal advantage of a situation. Hell, only days after swearing an oath to be impartial, Republican senators are meeting with Trump's lawyers to go over his defense strategy. If they can't look past their own interests to do what's best for the country, there is absolutely no reason to ever consider budging on our issues in the name of a "unity" they don't give a shit about.
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Re: Epic Games Store Plans Many More Exclusives
Feb 8, 2021, 04:16
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Re: Epic Games Store Plans Many More Exclusives Feb 8, 2021, 04:16
Feb 8, 2021, 04:16
 
Kxmode wrote on Feb 8, 2021, 01:14:
That's easy to demonstrate--I bought *at release!* (not a firesale) The Outer Worlds through Epic simply because the developer decided to put it there and on the Microsoft store and nowhere else for a solid year. If Steam doesn't want to compete for a developer's business then why should a developer stick with Steam--when the EGS gives them so much more? TOW developers put it there--it wasn't Epic's decision at all. When I bought the game on Epic, I paid $10 less (a 25% reduction) than it would have cost me on the Microsoft store, and when I bought the first expansion for $5 from Epic (a 66% reduction) instead of the $15 the Microsoft store wanted to charge--that made Epic the most competitive, customer-friendly site for purchasing The Outer Worlds. It still is, incredibly. The EGS version is also 100% DRM free, btw. The Microsoft store festooned the game with so much DRM it was buried in it--mods wouldn't even work--it was really a very poor customer experience. Epic gave me a better price than Microsoft & stripped out all of that gosh-awful DRM!

That's the kind of competition that means something to me...;) It's real--none of the silly "lists versus shortcuts" nonsense. Please. Almost forgot to mention that the game runs wonderfully from it's own exe or exe shortcut, if you want. Epic launcher not required. (Just like GOG titles.) But if you need a hand-hold, the EGS has a "library" just like Steamworks from which you can run your games--for those who prefer lists, etc.

Lots of people in this thread seem to be trying really hard to create a hate-on for the Epic games store. All sounds very half-hearted to me, however. At the end of the day, the Epic store is just another place to buy games--and you can't blame Epic for making the EGS more attractive to developers than Steam apparently is willing to do! It's called "competition," Gabe--in case you had a question about it.

My favorite distributor is still GOG, because of two reasons: 1) GOG prohibits all games sold to paying customers to include copy-protection/DRM (Steam does not make any stand on DRM and is happy to supply it if the developer wants to mess up his game with it.) 2) GOG is the only service out of all of them that sells games the old-fashioned way--by including an installable copy of every game it sells for those customers who want them--something we always got before the online distributors took over game sales.

But if developers choose to go exclusive with the EGS because Epic offers them better terms than Steam or GOG or anyone else--and it's a game I want and the EGS will discount it to *me*--a customer--and there's no copy protection to boot--well, I'd be one big dummy if I didn't buy the game from Epic...;) It really isn't a difficult decision to make.

Competition is great--and will result in lower game prices for consumers--which means that we can all buy more games! Developers sell more copies because better customer incentives and customers get price breaks--everybody wins! I'd kind of like to see GOG get a bit more aggressive like that. But I would definitely like to see Steam squirming for awhile--it's time to get off your considerable duff Gabe, get out of New Zealand, and start competing for developer's business with Epic. I mean, if you won't compete, GABE, we have to ask why, eh?

Your reply is probably the best case for EGS providing competition that I've read from anyone on this site. That said, Epic needs to bring their platform up to snuff with Steam. That's who Tim has genuinely targetted for competition. If he wants to lure consumers away from Steam, EGS needs to be like Steam. It is still missing many features like community forums, a shopping cart, ratings, etc. Once EGS reaches that, it will feel like a minimum viable product that can genuinely compete against Steam.

Wait, really? His entire reply seems to be "EGS is better than Microsoft". Well, duh, every store is better than Microsoft's, because theirs is terrible. That doesn't make EGS good, just not horrible. None of the "pros" he lists for EGS are negatives for Steam in any way. The price for The Outer Worlds is identical on Steam and Epic Games. The price of the "expansion pass" is identical. The price of the DLC is identical. The only advantage EGS gave over Steam for The Outer Worlds was paying for the 1 year exclusivity. To say that is "EGS providing competition" is ludicrous. Cherry-picking results vs the worst online store for PC gaming does nothing to make EGS actually look good.
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Re: Cyberpunk 2077 Hotfix
Feb 7, 2021, 10:26
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Re: Cyberpunk 2077 Hotfix Feb 7, 2021, 10:26
Feb 7, 2021, 10:26
 
Acleacius wrote on Feb 7, 2021, 06:50:
On the roof when asked to choose, choose nothing and after about 5 min, you get a new offer.

Just a further add, you have to have made the correct conversation choices with Johnny for that ending to become available.
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Re: Cyberpunk 2077 Hotfix
Feb 6, 2021, 00:45
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Re: Cyberpunk 2077 Hotfix Feb 6, 2021, 00:45
Feb 6, 2021, 00:45
 
Acleacius wrote on Feb 5, 2021, 17:19:
Still haven't been able to confirm if we need to start a new game, since it was directly related to savegames.
If anyone finds mention, link please, thanks.

You don't need to start a new game, it only related to savegames if someone deliberately corrupted and shared a savegame that you then tried to run. The problem wasn't in saves themselves, just in the dll(s) that read them.
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Re: Cyberpunk 2077 Hotfix
Jan 28, 2021, 13:08
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Re: Cyberpunk 2077 Hotfix Jan 28, 2021, 13:08
Jan 28, 2021, 13:08
 
Acleacius wrote on Jan 28, 2021, 12:57:
What is the Item Randomization issue with 1.10 they said they are fixing?

Prior to 1.1 when bosses died, they would drop random loot. If you saved before looting, you could check what loot they had, and then reload if you didn't get anything good. This applied to the tier of the loot (epic vs legendary, etc) as well as the number of mod slots. With 1.1 they changed loot to be static. They have now reverted that change. This allows people to "save scum" for loot. However the static changes had made it difficult, if not impossible, to get some type(s) of loot.
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Re: etc., etc.
Jan 26, 2021, 19:34
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Re: etc., etc. Jan 26, 2021, 19:34
Jan 26, 2021, 19:34
 
I'm trying to think of a worse casting choice than Kevin Hart as Roland, but I can't. What a fucking idiotic choice. Roland's supposed to be a serious, charismatic leader, not a fucking clown.
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