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News Comments > Star Wars Battlefront II Launches
50. Re: Star Wars Battlefront II Launches Nov 17, 2017, 17:36 theyarecomingforyou
 
Devinoch wrote on Nov 17, 2017, 16:09:
theyarecomingforyou wrote on Nov 17, 2017, 13:43:
EA is charging £70/$93—which is already an obscene price—for a game that uses a free-to-play model of megatransactions. Either release it for free and have megatransactions or charge full retail price - it can't do both.

So much talent and effort has gone into the game it's saddening to see EA force this bullshit on gamers. I refuse to support such obnoxious business practices, so it's a hard pass for me.

If you're going to quibble about price, be honest, don't be deceptive. The price is $60, which has been the standard price for games like this for about a decade now. I have no idea where you're seeing it for sale at those prices, but price gouging isn't exactly the fault of EA.
That's the UK price for the Deluxe version (i.e. the one that doesn't box off content from you). There is a basic version but that's still $73. I don't care if everyone else is doing it, that's too much for a video game.
 
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News Comments > Star Wars Battlefront II Launches
18. Re: Star Wars Battlefront II Launches Nov 17, 2017, 13:43 theyarecomingforyou
 
EA is charging £70/$93—which is already an obscene price—for a game that uses a free-to-play model of megatransactions. Either release it for free and have megatransactions or charge full retail price - it can't do both.

So much talent and effort has gone into the game it's saddening to see EA force this bullshit on gamers. I refuse to support such obnoxious business practices, so it's a hard pass for me.
 
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News Comments > Far Cry 5 Shows off Virtual Montana
4. Re: Far Cry 5 Shows off Virtual Montana Nov 14, 2017, 23:51 theyarecomingforyou
 
The graphics really are pretty impressive. I just hope the gameplay has developed enough to make it distinctive enough from Far Cry 3 and 4.  
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News Comments > DiRT Rally for macOS This Week
1. Re: DiRT Rally for macOS This Week Nov 13, 2017, 14:41 theyarecomingforyou
 
MacOS, bringing you all the latest games from two years ago. Think different: pay more and get less.  
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News Comments > Saturday Metaverse
4. Re: Saturday Metaverse Nov 12, 2017, 05:56 theyarecomingforyou
 
Wallshadows wrote on Nov 11, 2017, 21:08:
Anyone here use Alibaba? I've looked in to it but most things I want say they'll take, like, 40 - 60 days to arrive.
My brother uses it regularly and has found it to be very reliable, not to mention cheap. He keeps trying to convince me to use it.
 
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News Comments > EA to Acquire Respawn
7. Re: EA to Acquire Respawn Nov 9, 2017, 19:45 theyarecomingforyou
 
Pepe wrote on Nov 9, 2017, 19:31:
Aren't these some of the guys that built the COD franchise and were booted from activision?
Yup. They sued Activision for withholding royalties and then Activision fabricated an excuse to get rid of them. Activision then sued them for the loss of earnings caused by firing them. It was an utterly preposterous debacle.

As for Respawn, they're just cashing in while they can - it's only a matter of time now until the studio is shuttered. This isn't being done for the long-term interests of the company.
 
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News Comments > World of Warcraft Classic and New WoW Expansion Announced
14. Re: World of Warcraft Classic and New WoW Expansion Announced Nov 4, 2017, 07:28 theyarecomingforyou
 
El Pit wrote on Nov 4, 2017, 06:12:
MacLeod wrote on Nov 3, 2017, 18:19:
Hey look. I didn't even have to comment about this... someone already did it. See... this proves that (most of) the "We want to play vanilla" nostalgia, is a load of crap. It's more like "We want to scam our way around paying a subscription fee!"

Yes, I it is absolutely "SCAMMING AROUND A FEE" like the whole Guild Wars 1/2 is "SCAMMING AROUND A FEE"... LOL!

I simply don't play subscription games. If ActiBlizz doesn't want new people to play WoW - it is their decision. Whatever, I got other games to play without monthly fees (you know, those few games out there for SCAMMERS... Like pretty much 99% of all games available. Hilarious.).
This. Charging for a game this old would be an insult.
 
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News Comments > More on the Star Citizen Roadmap
54. Re: Heroes of the Storm 2.0 Plans Apr 18, 2017, 12:02 theyarecomingforyou
 
Kxmode wrote on Apr 17, 2017, 22:35:
In other (older) news, The Escapist quietly purged the Star Citizen articles that called into question a host of issues with the project and financial shenanigans.
That's because the articles were completely unsubstantiated. The information was provided by Derek Smart, a known troll and hater of the project, and by alleged employees identified by their security badges (CIG doesn't use security badges). The author even lifted anonymous comments from another website and portrayed them as a source.

There's plenty of legitimate criticism of the project but the Escapist articles were demonstrably false. Heck, one of the main claims was that CIG had run out of money and was laying off staff - 18 months later and CIG is still in business and has expanded the number of employees it has. The allegations of racism were baseless and no attempt was made to verify the claims with CIG employees or give CIG a chance to respond.

I understand that you hate the game but that doesn't mean you should throw objectivity out of the window and post links to demonstrably false information just because it aligns with your world view. You're just embarrassing yourself.
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen Free Fly & Roadmap
43. Re: Star Citizen Free Fly & Roadmap Apr 18, 2017, 11:31 theyarecomingforyou
 
jdreyer wrote on Apr 17, 2017, 02:59:
You'd think SQ42 would be a lot more straight forward, since there's less of this pie-in-the-sky technology.
Indeed. That eliminates networking, which is the biggest hurdle for Star Citizen at the moment. But they don't even have the female character finished, Vulkan support and anti-aliasing are missing and AI NPCs are way behind schedule. We'll likely see it revealed properly this year but it won't be released until 2018 at the earliest.

jdreyer wrote on Apr 17, 2017, 03:03:
In defense of Star Citizen, you could actually buy all the ships for ten thousand.
That doesn't include the Javelin, which costs $2,500 alone. It's also missing the entire Hull range (top model is $550), the Prospector ($140), Razor ($135), Polaris ($750), Prowler ($425) and many more.
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen Free Fly & Roadmap
32. Re: Star Citizen Free Fly & Roadmap Apr 16, 2017, 13:49 theyarecomingforyou
 
jdreyer wrote on Apr 15, 2017, 19:00:
Yeah, my son was bugging me to DL 2.6.3, but I convinced him to wait until 3.0 comes out.
Yeah, 2.6.3 brings nothing to the table. Performance in the PU is still terrible and everything else is pretty much the same.

As for 3.0, despite a lot of the features being cut I'm still looking forward to it. As long as they eliminate the networking bottleneck and it can hit 60fps it'll be a major release. The delays are disappointing but to be expected at this point.

I think the real question is what state Squadron 42 is in, as that was meant to be showed off last year and we haven't heard anything about it. I can't see it being released until the end of 2018 at the earliest, with footage likely being shown at CitizenCon this year.
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen Free Fly & Roadmap
14. Re: Star Citizen Free Fly & Roadmap Apr 15, 2017, 18:51 theyarecomingforyou
 
Just a heads up for those interested in the game: it's not worth trying now. Come back in a few months when 3.0 is released. Right now you can play Arena Commander and Star Marine at decent framerates but both have very limited gameplay; the Persistent Universe is where most of the content is (and it's not exactly a lot) but because of a networking bottleneck it only runs at 15fps, no matter your hardware.

What's being developed looks extremely impressive but scheduling is a joke. This release was supposed to be out last year and yet now it's due out in June/July and a lot of the features have been pushed back to later releases (planets, mining, AI NPCs, etc).

TL;DR For now there isn't much to report. Check back later.
 
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News Comments > MS Promises Windows Exclusive Games
37. Re: MS Promises Windows Exclusive Games Feb 19, 2017, 07:10 theyarecomingforyou
 
Slick wrote on Feb 19, 2017, 02:10:
Really, can we collectively stop caring so much about the platform? I mean exclusives are divisive enough, can we just focus on MS actually trying to make a PC game? And weather that game will be any good? Do they have any solid studios left that they haven't bankrupted who can pull off a real PC game?
It doesn't matter if the game is decent if the platform ruins the experience. I received Gears Of War 4 with my graphics card and I have never had such a terrible experience - the download constantly stalling, restarting, corrupting, etc. It took me weeks to actually get it installed and running - registry resets, deleting hidden folders, etc. Turns out it was because of telemetry data being sent in the background which NetLimiter blocks, despite no other platform having an issue with it.

I will never buy any game on the Windows Store. At least Uplay and Origin I can tolerate, even if they're far from ideal. If Microsoft was serious about PC gaming it would create a gaming hub that acts as a centralised access for games from all platforms, allowing gamers to manage games from multiple stores. And if it cared about its own digital platform it would take the best aspects of the competition, rather than creating a restrictive DRM hell with an appalling UX.

Halo Wars 2 could have been a decent game but it was ruined by using a console interface, pay-to-win and the Windows Store.
 
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News Comments > MS Promises Windows Exclusive Games
28. Re: MS Promises Windows Exclusive Games Feb 18, 2017, 20:40 theyarecomingforyou
 
We've heard this bullshit from Microsoft before. Microsoft really needs to be kept as far away from gaming as possible, as it taints anything it goes near. Halo Wars 2 is a shitty console port tied to the Windows Store, another abomination.

If Microsoft wants to show its commitment to PC gaming then it should start by abandoning the Windows Store altogether. It's worse than GFWL and that's saying something.
 
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News Comments > Civilization VI Winter Update and New DLC
6. Re: Civilization VI Winter Update and New DLC Dec 21, 2016, 18:43 theyarecomingforyou
 
I'm really not worried about new features, as there's a bug that causes the game to crash to desktop when you get to a particular turn. Going back and loading earlier saves doesn't help. I don't want to invest ten hours into a game only to not be able to complete it because of a bug.  
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News Comments > Crytek Closes Five Studios; Sells Warface?
12. Re: Crytek Closes Five Studios; Sells Warface? Dec 20, 2016, 15:12 theyarecomingforyou
 
Kxmode wrote on Dec 20, 2016, 11:46:
I wonder if CIG's siphoning of CryTech engineering talent has something to do with it. Or perhaps leaving CryTech to join CIG is a result of financial issues with CryTech. Kind of interesting considering Derek predicted CIG would be bankrupt by early 2016.
Nope. CIG was only able to poach staff because Crytek had major financial issues and couldn't pay staff. It's why Crytek had to sell Homefront: The Revolution to another publisher back in 2014.

As for Derek, he predicted a lot of things and none of them have been accurate. He's simply a troll, jealous at the notion that anybody could produce better games than him. I'm assuming he was molested as a child, as he is not right in the head.
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen Video
79. Re: Star Citizen Video Dec 20, 2016, 15:02 theyarecomingforyou
 
SpectralMeat wrote on Dec 20, 2016, 05:06:
Their target audience being in the age range of 6-8yrs old, I am sure the kids will belíve this video was recorded during a live MP game session.
So their target audience is children who would have been 2-4 years old at the time of the Kickstarter and who have tens of thousands of dollars in disposable income? Interesting argument.

Eirikrautha wrote on Dec 20, 2016, 13:12:
Nope. Not one iota of it is "uncharted territory." Every single thing CR is promising has been done before. What he is promising is to do them all together at once. That's what makes him (and his defenders) fools.
Nonsense. Look at the unified first-and-third person animations, for instance - the only game that tried that is Arma and that's a horrible game. CIG has managed to incorporate vision stabilisation into the mix to create a viewspace that is exactly as others see it, which is important for multiplayer. Then there's the multi-crew ships with independent physics grids, something that hasn't been seen in any other game. There's the scope of the universe, with 64bit precision being used to render at incredible distances with incredible accuracy. If you really think the game isn't cutting edge and groudbreaking then you're not being reasonable.

Eirikrautha wrote on Dec 20, 2016, 13:12:
But CR has no track record of technological innovation on this scale. He's got no track record of finding a way to combine all of the disparate features of different games into a seamless whole
Nobody does. It's never been done before. It's like criticising JFK for trying to put a man on the moon by claiming nobody has ever done it before and nobody has been able to combine all the elements needed. No shit. Is your argument that developers should always play it safe and not bother to innovate?

Look, if you don't like the game then don't buy it. Chris Roberts isn't going to murder your first born if you don't. If you want to wait for it to be completed before deciding whether it's worth it then great - again, nobody is forcing you to buy it. What I don't understand is why so many people have an agenda to see the game fail.
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen Video
57. Re: Star Citizen Video Dec 19, 2016, 19:14 theyarecomingforyou
 
Dacron wrote on Dec 19, 2016, 18:32:
theyarecomingforyou wrote on Dec 19, 2016, 17:54:
CIG is overdelivering

Oh, I didn't realize the first episode of Squadron 42 was released this year like they said.

Or star marine (2015 release date, 2 weeks till 2017 btw)..
I'm obviously talking about the fidelity of content released and upcoming content shown off (i.e. the procedurally generated planets). The fidelity is far in excess of anything originally envisioned.
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen Video
51. Re: Star Citizen Video Dec 19, 2016, 17:54 theyarecomingforyou
 
Mordhaus wrote on Dec 19, 2016, 16:48:
Well, enough people did ask for refunds that they reworded the original kickstarter based TOS to make refunds basically no longer available. I don't have other evidence, but when a company rewords a TOS and starts denying refunds, it is likely that a lot of people were pulling their money out of the project.
My understanding is that the TOS changes related to the CIG website, as the development schedule they set originally didn't factor in the change to the scope of the game. CIG has allowed a lot of early backers to get refunds despite not having an obligation to do so. Again, the original Kickstarter backers are a very small subset of the total community.

VaranDragon wrote on Dec 19, 2016, 16:51:
How is this any different than Trump promising a whole lot of shit, basically everything that everybody wanted to hear, then getting elected and then....well I guess we'll see what happens next, wont we?
CIG is overdelivering and designing the game as the community wants; Trump is a racist, fascist asshole?
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen Video
41. Re: Star Citizen Video Dec 19, 2016, 16:13 theyarecomingforyou
 
Mordhaus wrote on Dec 19, 2016, 15:54:
Let me add one bit to that, as an extremely early "former" KS backer myself, I believe most of the initial backers have already done as I have and requested a refund.

The people who are still in this mess are most likely the ones who want all of it. I wish them good luck, but if they were smart they would have gotten out when SC was still handing out refunds. They are dealing with a McDonalds that has ran this particular scam before and that sold a kid's meal burger that they claimed to be a Big Mac to Microsoft.
The game is more popular than ever (there are over 1.6m backers) and I very much doubt that most original backers have requested a refund. That said, I fully support anyone who isn't happy with the direction of the game in doing so. It's taking a lot longer than originally anticipated and not everyone is going to be happy with the direction of the game.

Personally I'm a huge fan of the direction that CIG is taking and being part of the iterative design process. The community has had an enormous impact shaping the game and it's always interesting watching the weekly videos and being able to meet the developers at events. Of course I have plenty of criticism of the game but that's to be expected.
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen Video
40. Re: Star Citizen Video Dec 19, 2016, 15:59 theyarecomingforyou
 
Kosumo wrote on Dec 19, 2016, 14:35:
Ok, so this was good enough to show publicly yet they could not get any of the Squadren 42 footage togeather despite them saying back at gamescon/citizen con that it was only days from being done.

Now they say that they are not going to show it.

I say they where lying the whole time, they must have know over six months ago that there was NO chance of Squarden 42 being released this year yet they did nothing to correct that perception.
I certainly wouldn't say they're lying but CIG is terrible at communicating delays. They waited until CitizenCon to reveal that S42 isn't on track, which the community already suspected. Once they missed that window they figured it was better to hold it off for a more polished reveal. However, I do think it was ridiculous for Chris Roberts to announce S42 would be shown at CitizenCon and then not show it, only to suggest it would be shown in one of the later livestreams and it not to turn up.

CIG has been quite poor at communicating with the community recently, especially regarding delays to Squadron 42, 2.6 and 3.0. The decision to share the internal release schedule for 2.6 was a step in the right direction but only occurred after a lot of negativity from the community. I also strongly object to them pushing yet another ship in the recent livestream when 2.6 is still not out, 3.0 has not even been mentioned and we have literally no idea when Squadron 42 will be shown off. It was quite tasteless.

Certainly CIG has let itself down with regards to playable content and previews this year. The game really should be coming together a lot more quickly and focus needs to be made on playable content considering the delays on the final release. Star Marine is a step in the right direction, especially being able to run at 60fps, and now that's needed for the PU. Once basic optimisations are in place and 3.0 released there will be enough of a sandbox for players to enjoy themselves. I just hope it doesn't take four months to release 3.0.
 
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