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News Comments > The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Trailer
24. Re: The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Trailer May 7, 2015, 23:55 Alamar
 
Agent.X7 wrote on May 7, 2015, 16:04:
Steam has the Witcher series on sale right now, if - like me - you want to catch up.

Just bought both for $4.48. WHAT A DEAL! I'D BUY THAT FOR A DOLLAR!

Buy both for $5... Get (another) 10% off Witcher 3 for owning the previous two...
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
7. Re: Out of the Blue May 7, 2015, 11:13 Alamar
 
Those Last Of Us Teens React are so entertaining (saw the first, and now part 6)...

Kinda confusing that they 'bleep' out cursing early on, then the girl accidentally says shit, and then the other kid drops the F-bomb all over the place later... More authentic, which is good, but what the fuck?
 
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News Comments > Starfighter Inc. Kickstarter
15. Re: Starfighter Inc. Kickstarter May 5, 2015, 22:36 Alamar
 
jdreyer wrote on May 5, 2015, 19:42:
Yup, MP only. SP isn't even a stretch goal. At the very least they could do offline MP with bots. "Multiplayer space warfare from the minds behind X-Wing, Crysis and Desert Combat." All games/mods that had substantial single player options.

These people never learn.

Don't these people pay attention to the medium they're marketing/funding on? Didn't a project JUST die horribly for the exact same reason?
 
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News Comments > Gatherings & Competitions
5. Re: Gatherings & Competitions May 4, 2015, 11:40 Alamar
 
MindStalker3 wrote on May 4, 2015, 09:39:
FTA: Sponsorship work adds up to 10 to 15 hours of extra work per week, according to Ruiz. That includes playing video games live on a brandís Twitch channel, filming promotional videos, doing special events, or having lunch or dinner with a sponsor.

Umm, ok, negotiating contracts, having lunch with sponsors, etc, can get annoying, but I don't see how you can say playing games and filming videos is an annoying side task as that is literally your primary job. That is exactly what you are getting paid to do.

If <insert your profession> was literally your 60h a week job, would it be okay to add another 10-15h a week?
 
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News Comments > Dead Island 2 Delayed
10. Re: Dead Island 2 Delayed May 1, 2015, 01:17 Alamar
 
Freddie wrote on Apr 30, 2015, 22:10:
How many more games are going to be delayed til next year ? My money is on Just Cause 3, Doom 4 & the 2 Tom Clancy games

I'm sorry, I can't hear you over the sound of my Wild Hunt...
 
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News Comments > Dark Souls II DS2Fix64 "Softbans"
9. Re: Dark Souls II DS2Fix64 Apr 30, 2015, 22:03 Alamar
 
Wow... From, doing it right... Great way to do it ; )  
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News Comments > etc.
3. Re: etc. Apr 25, 2015, 14:01 Alamar
 
"[Fnd a way to pirate them. That's what we all did when we were kids with no money," he said. "Valve's job is to make it more convenient for you to not pirate stuff."

That's awesome ; )
 
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News Comments > Steam Launches Paid Mod Support
68. Re: Steam Launches Paid Mod Support Apr 23, 2015, 18:47 Alamar
 
KilrathiAce wrote on Apr 23, 2015, 18:31:
For anyone that is confused how much actual mod creator takes from sales and everyone else like valve or game maker:

The default Workshop contributor split is 25% (not including taxes). Valve receives the standard micro-transaction percentage and the rest goes to the game developers.

Enough f said.

25% is a good deal less than I expected, but after Valve's 30%, that leaves 45% for the people that actually put in the time/money to make the game... I'm trying to empathize with those complaining about any of this, but as a developer, and previous mod maker, I'm not seeing much of a realistic downside. I add the realistic part because of all the conspiracy theories that have been thrown around. But people react, instead of consider, so it's not an unexpected reaction...

One thing to consider, is that if this continues, it will have a few effects. If this becomes an alternative revenue stream for developers, that will urge them to make better tools... Skyrim may be crazy modded, and that's great, but imagine a world where it was developed for modders, instead of them having to hack their way into the game. Modders could provide actual content, supported by a better game design, and the end result is that the player gets to choose if they want to spend $10 on DLC content, or on modder content. The DLC should be higher quality, but that isn't always the case... More options for players is a good thing...
 
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News Comments > Gatherings & Competitions
1. Re: Gatherings & Competitions Apr 23, 2015, 11:25 Alamar
 
Really depends on peoples definition of mainstream... Plenty of people don't consider golf a 'sport' for example : )

A few years back, I might have just automatically scoff, but considering how popular watching other people playing games has become (both twitch/streaming and life e-sport evens in WoW, LoL, Dota, etc), it seems likely.
 
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News Comments > Spaceship Ahoy - Gratuitous Space Battles 2
1. Re: Spaceship Ahoy - Gratuitous Space Battles 2 Apr 17, 2015, 10:01 Alamar
 
Awesome... Still not my preferred genre, but it looks great ; )  
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News Comments > Path of Exile Expansion Closed Beta This Month
36. Re: Path of Exile Expansion Closed Beta This Month Apr 12, 2015, 16:03 Alamar
 
jdreyer wrote on Apr 11, 2015, 20:01:
NKD wrote on Apr 11, 2015, 15:38:
I tried really hard to get into this but I found myself playing a lot more Diablo 3 in the long run. It's got a lot of the stuff I wanted from Diablo 3 but didn't get, but it also feels, I dunno, old school in a bad way? Clunky? I can't really put the feeling to words.

I haven't played D3 since the "reboot" but last year when I played them both, I ended up playing a lot more PoE than D3. It was simply better. That being said, I heard the D3 reboot patch makes it a much better game. Once I find the time, I intend to get back into D3.

I have played PoE since the D3 "reboot' but last year, when I played them both, I ended up playing a crap ton more D3 than PoE. It was simply better. That being said, I heard that the PoE changes since then make it a much better game. Once I find the time, I intend to get back into PoE.
 
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News Comments > Gone Gold - The Witcher 3; Two Expansions Revealed
5. Re: Gone Gold - The Witcher 3; Two Expansions Revealed Apr 7, 2015, 19:13 Alamar
 
Watched a 'first 15m' vid... Kinda sold, so finally put some real time into Witcher 2... And by that, I mean about 4 hours heh... Looking forward to some more tonight, but we'll see how far I can get...

Might... 'Pre-order' W3 launch day or the day before, but not entirely sure... Would like to see it on GMG though.
 
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News Comments > WoW Tokens Explained
1. Re: WoW Tokens Explained Apr 7, 2015, 10:56 Alamar
 
Well, guess I know where all my gold is going... At 30k, if you put in some effort, you can make it all back long before account expiry too : )  
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
6. Re: Steam Top 10 Apr 5, 2015, 13:13 Alamar
 
siapnar wrote on Apr 5, 2015, 11:30:
Any tips on where to get GTA cheapest?

Looks like GMG has it for $10 less than Steam, which is kind of surprising

What is surprising?

GMG has a near constant 20% off coupon... If it's not currently active (check their blog), wait a day... I haven't bought any near-launch AAA title from Steam in years, because GMG is always cheaper...
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
4. Re: Morning Consolidation Apr 4, 2015, 15:47 Alamar
 
Not that it's not impressive... Not leveling the weapons would be much more so ; )  
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News Comments > StarCraft II: Legacy of the Void Beta Begins
2. Re: StarCraft II: Legacy of the Void Beta Begins Apr 1, 2015, 11:39 Alamar
 
So this is the final installment in the $180 SC campaign right? Too bad SC won't be sold on steam...  
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News Comments > Steamship Ahoy - theHunter- Primal
1. Re: Steamship Ahoy - theHunter- Primal Mar 31, 2015, 21:13 Alamar
 
'theHunter'... I really can't take that seriously... Almost as bad as using numbers in place of letters in movie titles...  
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News Comments > The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Game Length
16. Re: The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Game Length Mar 31, 2015, 12:37 Alamar
 
200+... I realize that's a selling point for a lot of people... But holy crap, even one quarter of that is too much for me... Unless the combat (where you spend most of the game) is amazing, anything over 20 hours starts to bore me... Add that to my inability to stick to one game at a time, I have a ton of half completed games...  
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
2. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Mar 30, 2015, 10:59 Alamar
 
Wow... All that rampant piracy, and I've never seen a minute of the show...  
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News Comments > Asteroids: Outpost Early Access; Other Remakes Considered
11. Re: Asteroids: Outpost Early Access; Other Remakes Considered Mar 28, 2015, 00:50 Alamar
 
Burrito of Peace wrote on Mar 27, 2015, 23:02:
Parias wrote on Mar 27, 2015, 17:08:
I actually found Outpost 2 to be pretty fun - is that the one you're referring to?


No no. I am referring to this monstrosity.


It was so broken at release that it was literally unplayable. Since the Internet wasn't a thing back then, Sierra sent those of us who were suckers that bought it who owned it replacement discs in the mail after it was truly finished.

At the time, Computer Gaming World was a really big magazine and it spent ten pages ripping it apart savagely.

RIP CGW...
 
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