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News Comments > etc.

1. Re: etc. Mar 13, 2020, 11:35 Bhruic
 
Video game companies raised over $4.5 million to help the Australian bushfire disaster

Why are the companies getting all the credit? It was the players who paid the money to buy the stuff they released, so it was the players who really funded the relief efforts.
 
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News Comments > Into the Black

4. Re: Into the Black Mar 11, 2020, 20:02 Bhruic
 
Cutter wrote on Mar 11, 2020, 18:28:
From NPR 2 days ago....

"So far this season we've had between 30 and 40 million illnesses in the United States," Martin says. Of that number, about half were ill enough to seek medical care, and between 300,000 to 500,000 people required hospitalization.

The CDC estimates that there have been 20,000 to 40,000 deaths in the United States so far this year.

Just for comparison, that's a thousand times more deaths in the United States than have been blamed on the coronavirus so far."

At this no one bats an eye but everyone's freaking out over C19? Yeah. Sure. Ok. Rolleyes

I have a hard time believing that you are serious here, but on the off-chance that you are...

The issue is not with "how many people are currently infected". Of course that's considerably lower than seasonal colds/flus that have been around for years. The issues are how fast this spreads, and how high the mortality rate is. Normal flus have a mortality rate of around 0.1%. Covid-19 has a mortality rate somewhere in the 3-5% rate. Should we get the 30 to 40 million people infected that you quote from the seasonal illness, we would expect between 900,000 to 1,400,000 million deaths. That is a *lot* more serious than the 20-40K deaths from flus.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse

7. Re: Morning Metaverse Feb 28, 2020, 18:55 Bhruic
 
ColoradoHoudini wrote on Feb 28, 2020, 17:24:
I wonder if it was a Dem account? Knowing liberal shitheads twitter, it was, and that's why they fast-tracked it.

Clicking on the link would have immediately informed you that it was a Republican. But don't let the facts get in the way of your all liberals are bad narrative.
 
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News Comments > Path of Exile: Delirium Next Month

6. Re: Path of Exile: Delirium Next Month Feb 26, 2020, 04:26 Bhruic
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Feb 26, 2020, 00:37:
PoE has another problem, a far bigger one... Wolcen turned out to be a game you could actually play (after such a long time, kinda surprising I know ,p) and while the campaign is something I wish I could forever forget (kinda lackluster and stupid) Wolcen has a solid base and support for mods. Now all I need is a Diablo 2 TC in Wolcen.

Yeah, PoE has absolutely nothing to worry about Wolcen for the forseeable future. Even ignoring all of the bugs in Wolcen - and there is a massive amount of them - the game is incredibly basic. The end-game is even worse than Diablo 3. Eventually they may be able to turn the game into something that can challenge PoE, but PoE 2 will be out well before that happens.
 
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News Comments > The Witcher 3 Breaks $50M Triggering Developer Payday

2. Re: The Witcher 3 Breaks $50M Triggering Developer Payday Feb 20, 2020, 20:56 Bhruic
 
RedEye9 wrote on Feb 20, 2020, 20:27:
What's the developer payday if purchased on GOG .

$15,000,000 million dollars to host a file. I'm in the wrong business.

Yeah. "Host a file". That's all steam does. /s
 
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News Comments > Wolcen: Lords of Mayhem Servers Back Online

13. Re: Wolcen: Lords of Mayhem Servers Back Online Feb 20, 2020, 19:26 Bhruic
 
jacobvandy wrote on Feb 20, 2020, 17:37:
So are they going to rollback or ban people who abused the glitches they fix? Isn't the point of the online mode to preserve gameplay integrity?

They posted that they were going to do "something" to punish people who abused these exploits, but they didn't say what, and they didn't say when. This was last weekend, and they haven't talked about it since. So no idea if they still intend to, or what they will actually do about it.

ColoradoHoudini wrote on Feb 20, 2020, 18:52:
For someone who doesnt know, what if any advantages are there to playing the game if others have been able to cheat/dupe without repercussions til this point?


There's no real advantage, but there's no real disadvantage either. There is no economy to this game. Currently playing "public" games doesn't match you with any other players. Should they actually get to the stage where there is an economy, they've already announced they will do a "season" system, so everyone would be starting fresh anyway. Other people exploiting is almost certain to not affect you in any way whatsoever - unless you play with a friend who did so, and they share with you.
 
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News Comments > Gatherings & Competitions

6. Re: Gatherings & Competitions Feb 18, 2020, 18:04 Bhruic
 
Tipsy McStagger wrote on Feb 18, 2020, 18:01:
As in, his team has a spot in some league of legends tournament and wanted to shop for better players to fill it but when he couldn't he fielded an all girl team for what to gain exactly?

More like the league his team was in had a limited number of slots and was moving to franchising. This meant the team slot was worth a great deal of money. The owner(s) wanted to sell the slot, not field an actual team - they didn't really have the money to afford good quality players. When they were denied, they fielded this team in protest. They assumed they would be kicked out for doing so, it just took the league longer to kick them than they anticipated.
 
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News Comments > Gatherings & Competitions

4. Re: Gatherings & Competitions Feb 18, 2020, 15:46 Bhruic
 
Tipsy McStagger wrote on Feb 18, 2020, 11:25:
Can someone explain to me in non-league of legends speak what the hell that All-Female LOL is about?

I read it as the all female team sucks horribly and other teams competing against them were told to use non-ideal heros to try and get them to win?

It's a two-fold issue. The primary issue is that the team owner wanted an exclusion to be able to sell their team spot past the cutoff date. They were denied. So to protest that decision, they fielded an all-female team of unqualified players. That's not to say the players were bad, but they weren't up to professional standards.

The second issue was playing against them, teams realized they were not good at the game, and "trolled" some of the games by picking champions that aren't considered "meta" picks. Considering the fact that the all-female team never won a single game, and had the fastest losses in the league by a considerable margin, it's hard to say that the trolling was that significant. But it definitely should be pointed out that it's not really the female players' fault, as they were never hired to be truly competitive.
 
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News Comments > Metro Exodus on Steam

24. Re: Metro Exodus on Steam Feb 16, 2020, 09:52 Bhruic
 
Jerykk wrote on Feb 16, 2020, 06:28:
It's hard to say without any actual sales data. Epic's bribe money more than covers any potential losses within the first year of sales and is guaranteed revenue before the game even launches. Developers/publishers don't really care how their games sell on EGS because they already got paid by Epic. For long-term revenue, they rely on Steam, hence the timed nature of all these exclusivity deals.

Wait, you start off by saying you can't say without actual sales data, and then make all sorts of conclusions about the financials of the situation without sales data. How do you know the "bribe money" more than covers potential losses? How do you know if developers/publishers care about how their games sell on EGS? If you're going to make lots of claims that rely on having good data, maybe don't start off by saying you don't actually have that data, because then all your claims look really stupid.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Safety Dance

3. Re: Saturday Safety Dance Feb 8, 2020, 15:46 Bhruic
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Feb 8, 2020, 13:15:
Run Regedit.exe (good luck finding it without seach)

Good luck finding it? How hard is it to hit "win-R", and then type "regedit"?
 
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News Comments > Cliff Bleszinski Says LawBreakers Too "Woke"

15. Re: Cliff Bleszinski Says LawBreakers Too Feb 5, 2020, 13:06 Bhruic
 
Carcifier wrote on Feb 5, 2020, 11:18:
He still doesn't get it. The game didn't do well because it sucked.

That's the reason Cliffy. It...sucked.

Overwatch is nothing special and it destroyed you.

Get ready for another failure. You have to develop something that is original AND fun! For a wide audience. No one cares about politics.

Make a good game, stop making excuses.

The quality of the game doesn't really matter. Overwatch might have been nothing special, but it was made by Blizzard, which gave it big-name appeal, and they spent a lot on marketing. Going against Overwatch was, as someone else pointed out, 98% of their problem. Even if LawBreakers was the best game ever, it would have had a hard time establishing itself.
 
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News Comments > Epic Games Store Sales Top $680M; Free Games to Continue All Year

129. Re: Epic Games Store Sales Top $680M; Free Games to Continue All Year Jan 15, 2020, 16:00 Bhruic
 
Kxmode wrote on Jan 15, 2020, 15:31:
That's not the point Tim was making. He was explicitly comparing exclusives on his platform with exclusives that appear on streaming services, while completely ignoring the fact that they spent millions producing them. Epic didn't spend millions producing the exclusives on their platform, they only spent millions to keep them away from Steam.

Of course it's not the point Tim was making. It's the point I am making. It doesn't matter who is making the exclusives, I don't want there to be any exclusives. As a consumer, I benefit from having all the products I want on a single platform. Unless I'm getting more benefits from having them separated - which I'm not - I don't want them to be. Even if Epic were only putting Epic exclusives on EGS, I'd still be annoyed about it (well, assuming there were Epic games I wanted to buy).
 
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News Comments > Epic Games Store Sales Top $680M; Free Games to Continue All Year

125. Re: Epic Games Store Sales Top $680M; Free Games to Continue All Year Jan 15, 2020, 15:14 Bhruic
 
Kxmode wrote on Jan 15, 2020, 14:25:
Tim is quoted:
"Exclusive products are the primary way for companies entering new markets to gain new momentum against entrenched competitors. [You can] compare [our approach] to the successful launch of Disney+ last year, going head to head with Netflix, Amazon, and others." source
That's a weak and invalid comparison. Netflix, Amazon, and Disney Plus produce their exclusives (e.g. first-party). Epic doesn't create the exclusives that appear on their store. A better comparison would be comparing Fortnite on EGS with CS:GO on Steam, Anthem on Origin, and Diablo 3 on Battle.net.

Who cares if it's a weak/invalid comparison? Even if it were entirely apt, is there anyone who's actually happy about the fact that more and more online streaming services are popping up? The reason that people liked Netflix so much is that it centralized all of their watching in a single location. The only reason that I would give up the convenience of centralization is if it became too costly, but since the alternatives are all similarly priced, that's not an issue.
 
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News Comments > SuperData 2019 Year in Review

13. Re: SuperData 2019 Year in Review Jan 2, 2020, 14:57 Bhruic
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Jan 2, 2020, 13:20:
I am extremely glad not to ever have bought a single mobile game, f2p game, or anything that would put any cent in that 4 out 5 dollar figure...

That's just fucking sad. Gaming can be a medium of art, thought and immersion but that's apparently only worth it to 20% of the people who play games. Mobile gaming is nothing of the sort, because it always will monetize the whales and make everything else a grind. Employ psychological tricks to get minors to spend money (Fortnight!) and generally run scummy lottery like gameplay elements.

That seems an incredibly stupid thing to be "glad" about. There are plenty of quality f2p games out there (Path of Exile and Warframe both spring to mind), and spending some money in those games so that the developers can continue to provide great updates is, to my mind, quite a deal. You would have to be quite the ideologue to pass up the great f2p games out of the idea that they are inherently bad.
 
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News Comments > Untitled Goose Game a Million Seller

13. Re: Untitled Goose Game a Million Seller Dec 31, 2019, 12:30 Bhruic
 
jdreyer wrote on Dec 31, 2019, 12:27:
Bhruic wrote on Dec 31, 2019, 08:15:
jdreyer wrote on Dec 31, 2019, 06:10:
One million sold? Unpossible! They are an EGS exclusive, and everyone knows that's the kiss of death.

Or, you know, it's one million sales across all platforms, including XBox, PS4 and Switch... But sure, yeah, the success was all EGS.
The point wasn't that it was successful because of EGS, but rather EGS didn't prevent its success.

Yes, and my point is that we don't know if it was successful at all on EGS, because the sales totals are for all platforms. If it did well on PS4/XBox/Switch, then it might have sold like shit on EGS. So EGS might have prevented its success on PC. We have no more knowledge from this announcement than we did before it.
 
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News Comments > Untitled Goose Game a Million Seller

9. Re: Untitled Goose Game a Million Seller Dec 31, 2019, 08:15 Bhruic
 
jdreyer wrote on Dec 31, 2019, 06:10:
One million sold? Unpossible! They are an EGS exclusive, and everyone knows that's the kiss of death.

Or, you know, it's one million sales across all platforms, including XBox, PS4 and Switch... But sure, yeah, the success was all EGS.
 
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News Comments > GOG.com Winter Sale Finale - Get Tower of Time for Free

13. removed Dec 30, 2019, 14:36 Bhruic
 
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News Comments > Get The Talos Principle for Free

41. Re: Get The Talos Principle for Free Dec 30, 2019, 14:31 Bhruic
 
jdreyer wrote on Dec 30, 2019, 13:45:
Bhruic wrote on Dec 29, 2019, 21:52:
Who cares? Epic giving away free games is a great thing for consumers. It's the one thing they are doing that is good. Credit them for the things they are doing right as well as point out the things they are doing that aren't.

Well, they make their engine available for free, essentially. You only pay if you start to make money on it. That's a pretty good thing for anyone who wants to play around in a cutting edge engine.

True - I meant the only thing they do with regards to their sales platform, but you're right, I didn't make that clear.
 
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News Comments > Get The Talos Principle for Free

24. Re: Get The Talos Principle for Free Dec 29, 2019, 21:52 Bhruic
 
Kxmode wrote on Dec 29, 2019, 20:00:
Epic's long bomb throw before they can no longer afford to do it in 2020.

Who cares? Epic giving away free games is a great thing for consumers. It's the one thing they are doing that is good. Credit them for the things they are doing right as well as point out the things they are doing that aren't.
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs

2. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Dec 27, 2019, 16:47 Bhruic
 
jdreyer wrote on Dec 27, 2019, 15:48:
I'm pretty close to a free speech absolutist, but it's hard to see why revenge porn should be protected.

That's the wrong way to look at it. All speech should be protected, unless a compelling reason can be presented for why it shouldn't be. It's up to 'revenge porn' to present the case it shouldn't be protected, not up to others to suggest why it should be. Which isn't to say that there isn't a good case for why it shouldn't be protected, but the approach still matters.
 
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