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News Comments > Next Week's Steam Summer Sale Confirmed?
27. Re: Next Week's Steam Summer Sale Confirmed? Jun 16, 2016, 13:47 Dev
 
RedEye9 wrote on Jun 16, 2016, 11:55:
Tipsy McStagger wrote on Jun 16, 2016, 11:45:
Oh boy! More games to add to my library that I might never play!
How much gametime do you have left to beat every game in your Steam library, steamleft.com
Not going there. Out of my 1500 games I probably have only completed a couple hundred. I imagine it would be lifetimes.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
35. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 15, 2016, 00:04 Dev
 
Awesome news Blue, glad you don't have it!  
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News Comments > Free Prince of Persia: Sands of Time
8. Re: Free Prince of Persia: Sands of Time Jun 14, 2016, 01:29 Dev
 
Ant wrote on Jun 14, 2016, 00:26:
Great game, and unexpected to be free. Sequels weren't that good though.
I agree that the first (PoP:SoT) of the "new" remakes was the best.
A lot of interesting bits in trailers that never made it to game too.
The story in sands of time was riveting to me.
 
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News Comments > Wasteland 2: Director's Cut Free Weekend
16. Re: Wasteland 2: Director's Cut Free Weekend Jun 10, 2016, 20:42 Dev
 
Make sure you read the official post in forums on how to download the actual DC version. Otherwise you will get the non DC version.
http://steamcommunity.com/app/240760/discussions/0/350533172688689264/

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News Comments > GOG.com Summer Sale
19. Re: GOG.com Summer Sale Jun 9, 2016, 22:09 Dev
 
ldonyo wrote on Jun 9, 2016, 11:15:
Dev wrote on Jun 9, 2016, 09:49:
Is that all the badges, stuff they are going to offer during the sale? I've done everything and started checkin, I'm at 3000 XP, and it will top out at like 4000 XP by completing the check in stuff. Not enough to earn even the first earnable free game at 5k. I see purchasing gives lots of XP, so is this more of a "buy stuff to get XP and get a bonus game or two along the way" type sale?
Glad system shock 2 was free without doing anything though.
You get 1000 points for installing the Galaxy client, as well as points for all the badges and check-ins.
Yeah I've already done all that. I'm saying I did all those things and I'm at about 3000.
 
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News Comments > GOG.com Summer Sale
13. Re: GOG.com Summer Sale Jun 9, 2016, 09:49 Dev
 
Is that all the badges, stuff they are going to offer during the sale? I've done everything and started checkin, I'm at 3000 XP, and it will top out at like 4000 XP by completing the check in stuff. Not enough to earn even the first earnable free game at 5k. I see purchasing gives lots of XP, so is this more of a "buy stuff to get XP and get a bonus game or two along the way" type sale?
Glad system shock 2 was free without doing anything though.
 
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News Comments > Evening Safety Dance
11. Re: Evening Safety Dance Jun 8, 2016, 23:11 Dev
 
descender wrote on Jun 8, 2016, 10:17:
I actually haven't seen any verified stories of people getting hacked with 2FA on, just lots of "i heard about a guy" posts.

People just don't like to admit that they were wrong to reuse passwords and when confronted with it they will deny it until they are blue in the face.
Several posting in the reddit thread, wasn't "heard about a guy". But still not verified, since TV hasn't received any logs from such people (or is denying it).
 
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News Comments > Evening Legal Briefs
7. Re: Evening Legal Briefs Jun 8, 2016, 09:48 Dev
 
Protip:
DO NOT EVER IGNORE A LEGAL SUMMONS
It typically means that you get a default judgment, which is usually how weird/insane/crazy/stupid things like this happen.
(IANAL)
 
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News Comments > Evening Safety Dance
9. Re: Evening Safety Dance Jun 8, 2016, 09:44 Dev
 
descender wrote on Jun 7, 2016, 10:34:
TV didn't get hacked (facts do exist). It was a malware package that was sniffing passwords from other websites and leaked lists, and trying to use them to log in to TV accounts.
Yes that's the official story.
But there's a lot of reports of this, including from people who claim to have unique passwords and 2FA on. Either there's a lot of liars, or there's something deeper going on.
 
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News Comments > etc., etc.
3. Re: etc., etc. Jun 8, 2016, 09:42 Dev
 
Wallshadows wrote on Jun 8, 2016, 09:32:
Fallout 4 OT but I wish I could play more of the game. I am one of the few who cannot play this game for any great amount of time without getting a 'blink and you miss it' crash to desktop without any crash report or error message even when playing with all mods turned off, lowering my settings, and trying the beta 1.5 patch which allegedly improves stability and performance. My GPU and CPU are well within heat tolerance and every other game I play works fine.

It's a total bummer too now that some neat mods are making their way on to Nexus and I would have liked to buy Fah Hahbah when the price drops but looks like it might have to wait until I do a complete rebuild in the fall.
Have you run a memory (RAM) scanner? You might have some bum memory that doesn't screw things up enough to stop other games.
 
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News Comments > Allison Road Cancelled
9. Re: Allison Road Cancelled Jun 7, 2016, 08:52 Dev
 
Parallax Abstraction wrote on Jun 6, 2016, 11:18:
Kosumo wrote on Jun 6, 2016, 05:07:
Dev wrote on Jun 6, 2016, 01:37:
Overon wrote on Jun 5, 2016, 23:54:
eRe4s3r wrote on Jun 5, 2016, 17:36:
Overon wrote on Jun 5, 2016, 12:41:
Are they going to reinstate the kickstarter now?

What they asked in the KS wouldn't have financed a game like the one they pitched anyway... and apparently neither can the money Team17 wanted to invest.
They got 145,000 toward their 250,000 goal, so it seems KS would have financed it.
Unless it was one of those "we aren't telling you, but the goal is really only high enough to get a vertical slice done to show to a publisher to get complete funding"
I've had a KS I backed, canceled years after funding because of that. They didn't say that up front or I would not have backed it.

Was Christ Roberts envolved?

Or Tim Schafer?
LOL, no neither. Don't recall which one. OH! Maybe it was that sword one? That got endorsed by Gabe Newell? The one by the famous cyberpunk author?
Or another one, I'm in a few KS (some not as famous) that were canceled.
The latest canceled one I backed was the space picture one (arkyd or some such), but at least they refunded 100% of the money, which was awesome of them to do.
 
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News Comments > Evening Safety Dance
5. Re: Evening Safety Dance Jun 7, 2016, 08:45 Dev
 
Redmask wrote on Jun 7, 2016, 07:57:
Teamviewer is sorry that it got hacked and blamed its customers.
Apparently, they aren't bothering to compare hashes of leaked passwords to it's stored hashes to see if things match which is confirmation of creds leak (like facebook and other companies are doing, and if they match they force a reset).
They also ASSUME if your email is on the haveibeenpwned list that your creds are leaked (i.e. assume you share passwords between all sites), and on every report they've received of hacking they've found the email out there, so they've assumed and not done further investigating. They also claimed they've received ZERO logs from anyone who has 2FA enabled and gotten hacked.

I think they are being negligent at the very least.
Some details here:
https://www.reddit.com/r/technology/comments/4m7ay6/teamviewer_has_been_hacked_they_are_denying
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
19. Re: Steam Top 10 Jun 6, 2016, 01:43 Dev
 
Quboid wrote on Jun 5, 2016, 20:00:
Dev wrote on Jun 5, 2016, 14:45:
Yeah and you know what? Those are still all part of the average PC gaming systems. I'd include the 17% or so that have intel integrated in that crappy specs portion. Or maybe they only play casual mobile phone ports that steam seems to have too many of nowadays. Still part of that average.

But that's not the hardware specifications of people who actually buy games, which is who developers should be targeting.

Instead of just saying X people own a Geforce 980, Steam should say X people own a 980, Y thousand hours have been played on a 980, each owner buys an average of Z titles.

This would weed out little Timmy's grandma's aging PC that he used that one weekend he was dragged out there. 1 game for 4 hours on some ancient card wouldn't carry much weight while someone who has spent thousands of hours on dozens of games - i.e. most of us here - would count for a lot more.

Basically, weight the averages based on how much money can potentially be extracted. Perhaps this information is available to developers, I've no idea what analytics they have access to.
Why would they need to do that though? Maybe Timmy would buy a copy anyway even if he only played once. And the most common graphics card according to the survey is a NVidia 970 (admittedly only at 5% but higher than any other single card). So they should already be targeting that at a minimum (with options to turn down detail to run on lower end stuff), as long as the game is graphics intensive. If it's not, and the gameplay is more important, such as kerbal or prison architect, etc, then they don't need to think about the graphics category much at all.

While I have no doubt steam is capable of the demographics that you said (assuming they are willing to wheel their desks away from the TF2 hat simulator long enough), I doubt they would provide them to the devs.

Anyway, just my thoughts.
 
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News Comments > Allison Road Cancelled
5. Re: Allison Road Cancelled Jun 6, 2016, 01:37 Dev
 
Overon wrote on Jun 5, 2016, 23:54:
eRe4s3r wrote on Jun 5, 2016, 17:36:
Overon wrote on Jun 5, 2016, 12:41:
Are they going to reinstate the kickstarter now?

What they asked in the KS wouldn't have financed a game like the one they pitched anyway... and apparently neither can the money Team17 wanted to invest.
They got 145,000 toward their 250,000 goal, so it seems KS would have financed it.
Unless it was one of those "we aren't telling you, but the goal is really only high enough to get a vertical slice done to show to a publisher to get complete funding"
I've had a KS I backed, canceled years after funding because of that. They didn't say that up front or I would not have backed it.
 
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News Comments > Sunday Metaverse
7. Re: Sunday Metaverse Jun 5, 2016, 18:04 Dev
 
Pigeon wrote on Jun 5, 2016, 14:08:
Dev wrote on Jun 5, 2016, 13:45:
Saboth wrote on Jun 5, 2016, 12:58:
Exactly. They are trying to make up for the loss in TV subscriptions by creating arbitrary limits and fees. Whereas in the past you might have paid $100-$120 for TV+internet, people are dropping TV and going with internet-only, so the companies are maybe getting only $60-$80. So now they implement caps and start charging $35-$50 if you go "over" your false cap, so they still make $100+ on the consumer. So the consumer thinks: "Hmm, I can pay $40 a month for Hulu, Netflix, Sling, then $50 for overage charges, and $75 for internet for a total of $165, or I could just sign up for that Comcast TV deal for $125, and my streaming would go back down to 200-300 GB a month and I don't have to deal with those overage fees. Essentially when you buy TV, your "streaming" (transfer of data to watch TV) is free. When you use cable to stream from other sources, you are now charged for it, meaning Comcast is giving themselves a big advantage over competitors. We were using 200-300 GB when we had internet and cable TV. Now that we cut the cord, that's more like 600-700. I would think someone would point out exempting their cable service from data transfer rates while charging all other sources of TV streaming is anti-competitive.
Or, people with a clue have the option to get Comcast business for $70 and have no caps at all. (at least in areas where it's available)

For a 16Mbps/3Mbps connection and 2 year agreement. It would be $110 for me to keep the same speed I currently have, so lets not pretend that's a deal...
Depends on the math. If you are downloading enough to go over caps all the time, and you are in the situation described by Saboth above, it might be. If that's not you, then yeah it might not fit. Internet isn't one size fits all.
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
11. Re: Steam Top 10 Jun 5, 2016, 14:45 Dev
 
RedEye9 wrote on Jun 5, 2016, 14:03:
And that has to be taken with a grain of salt.
How many systems have steam running in the background (along with weatherbug) that have crappy specs and were never meant for gaming, except for that one time when Timmy was visiting and installed TF2.
My guess is a lot of them.
lies, damn lies and statistics.
Yeah and you know what? Those are still all part of the average PC gaming systems. I'd include the 17% or so that have intel integrated in that crappy specs portion. Or maybe they only play casual mobile phone ports that steam seems to have too many of nowadays. Still part of that average.
 
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News Comments > Sunday Mobilization
1. Re: Sunday Mobilization Jun 5, 2016, 13:47 Dev
 
More accurately:
"One gamer decides to take on a rather unique project, turning a Game Boy Color-themed Burger King toy into a working device that plays Game Boy games."
He took the toy and put a raspberry pi into it, with emulator and roms.
 
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News Comments > Sunday Metaverse
4. Re: Sunday Metaverse Jun 5, 2016, 13:45 Dev
 
Saboth wrote on Jun 5, 2016, 12:58:
Exactly. They are trying to make up for the loss in TV subscriptions by creating arbitrary limits and fees. Whereas in the past you might have paid $100-$120 for TV+internet, people are dropping TV and going with internet-only, so the companies are maybe getting only $60-$80. So now they implement caps and start charging $35-$50 if you go "over" your false cap, so they still make $100+ on the consumer. So the consumer thinks: "Hmm, I can pay $40 a month for Hulu, Netflix, Sling, then $50 for overage charges, and $75 for internet for a total of $165, or I could just sign up for that Comcast TV deal for $125, and my streaming would go back down to 200-300 GB a month and I don't have to deal with those overage fees. Essentially when you buy TV, your "streaming" (transfer of data to watch TV) is free. When you use cable to stream from other sources, you are now charged for it, meaning Comcast is giving themselves a big advantage over competitors. We were using 200-300 GB when we had internet and cable TV. Now that we cut the cord, that's more like 600-700. I would think someone would point out exempting their cable service from data transfer rates while charging all other sources of TV streaming is anti-competitive.
Or, people with a clue have the option to get Comcast business for $70 and have no caps at all. (at least in areas where it's available)
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
7. Re: Steam Top 10 Jun 5, 2016, 13:35 Dev
 
RedEye9 wrote on Jun 5, 2016, 12:10:
Long Live the Meaningless Steam Top 10
Not meaningless. Steam has a big enough audience it can be said to be a list of what an average PC gamer is buying in a given week.
(with certain exclusions, for instance games not offered on its platform like Overwatch).


Just as the steam hardware survey can be said to be the average PC gamer install base. For instance, over half of all PC gamers own NVidia cards (twice that of ATI) so it would be wise for devs to focus on making sure those are well supported.
A surprising 40%+ of PC gamers have a dx12 capable card with win 10 (probably more due to MS's shenanigans with forcing win 10 upgrades than anything else).
Over 90% of PC gamers have 2 or more cores.
Most common display resolution for PC gamers is 1080p

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News Comments > Steam Top 10
1. Re: Steam Top 10 Jun 5, 2016, 10:43 Dev
 
Youtubers in top 10 for second week? heh  
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