Kxmode wrote on Sep 17, 2020, 02:19:RedEye9 wrote on Sep 17, 2020, 02:01:jdreyer wrote on Sep 17, 2020, 01:38:As long as Billy Barr is at the helm don't expect nuthin to change. Shit, they might even get immunity from prosecution and a preemptive pardon.Kxmode wrote on Sep 16, 2020, 22:35:It's textbook anti-trust. It's why the studio system was dismantled in the 1950s. Just because the Trump JD doesn't prosecute doesn't mean it's not illegal.jdreyer wrote on Sep 16, 2020, 22:22:
Meanwhile, Apple continues to abuse it's monopoly position.Just hours after the reveal of Apple’s new services bundles, the tech giant has already taken criticism for evidently favoring its own apps over those with which it directly competes in its App Store.
Spotify, which has been feuding with the tech giant for years now over its hefty App Store fees, quickly seized on the opportunity to raise Apple antitrust concerns.
But is it illegal? Meh. It's WRONG, no doubt. But Illegal, I don't think so. Apple owns the operating system and hardware. Like any platform, they create and govern the rules; rules companies agree to when they sign up for an account. So it is less a monopoly and more like a massive and unethical conflict of interest.
This thread couldn't go more than 20 comments before it derailed into political things. I'm done.
HorrorScope wrote on Sep 13, 2020, 11:46:Elcabong wrote on Sep 13, 2020, 04:48:
Would someone kindly explain what's so bad about the game?
Right if you just want to play the traditional sport with the team as is, just go there and play. That said, man each year they jimmy up the main menu's more and more to the point it isn't even that easy to find the traditional game. This also is like NBA 2k, while people seem to only focus on the Build your team from cards/micro trans, you can completely ignore that and play like you could in 1995, but with better graphics and still better mechanics, rose glasses or not, they are overall.
Then the repeated claim of it's only an updated roster, it is more than that but a lot of it is in areas non-traditional. But hey if people want to buy a version with updated rosters to stay current, why not? Reasonable and there are some gameplay changes each year, but it's an actual sport so it is going to be nuanced changes on the field. I went to a REAL ball game once in 2010 and then again in 2011, fuckers played the same game, no updates to it other than roster changes. It also cost me 2x of what the retail video game cost to, each time.
GothicWizard wrote on Sep 10, 2020, 11:48:Bill Borre wrote on Sep 10, 2020, 11:35:
They seem to be putting some work into the expansion. I wonder if that had anything to do with the game's removal from the EGS freebies?
This has been in the works for about a year if not more. I don't see how a expansion is affected in any way by some second rate steam wanna be giveaway that did or did not happen pretty recently. shrug
wtf_man wrote on Jul 14, 2020, 16:42:jdreyer wrote on Jul 14, 2020, 15:14:maddog wrote on Jul 14, 2020, 14:57:
Correct me if I'm wrong but haven't the courts all but killed municipal broadband? I get that some municipalities have it but it's far from being common.
It's usually not the courts. It's usually telecom lobbyists pushing state-level laws banning the cities and towns from setting them up.
The biggest legitimate concern opposition reason is that it is financially risky for taxpayers because current ones mostly operate in the red.
The biggest political reason is because it "hampers the free market". (As if lack of choice / competition didn't already hamper it)
That said... since most people in the country think that broadband should be treated as a utility... it either needs to be regulated like one, or allow municipal broadband as a choice (Not sure how that would work tax-wise).
I have zero sympathy for the carriers / ISPs in this country... and I'm usually on the "fiscal conservative" side of things.
And one of the only California laws I agree with, would be an non-defanged version of their privacy law. FSCHK all these @sshat Carriers, Big Tech search and social media, and Marketing scumbags on the internet tracking everything you do without your permission. That shit needs to be stopped cold.
He'd be better served to team up with Musk and promote his Starlink
Jonjonz wrote on Jun 30, 2020, 06:22:
To anyone who is all fine and good with witchunts as long as you sympathize with the political stance of the accusers, beware further legitimizing this, or don't be surprised when the opposite political groups pick up this tactic and run with it.
Your just choosing chaos over the rule of law, good luck with that.
Veinman wrote on Jun 27, 2020, 18:21:Cutter wrote on Jun 27, 2020, 16:00:theglaze wrote on Jun 27, 2020, 15:54:
Just don't take away my car liveries of scantily clad hentai babes
Oh no. That's certainly next on the chopping block. There isn't anything the moonbats won't be coming after if anyone is offended in even the slightest amount. Big Brother is coming to be sure. Another year or two they'll be opening the "re-education" centers. Doubleplus good, comrade.
One thing's for sure... if Cutter isn't happy about it, decent human beings are probably all for it.
crazedgironemo wrote on Apr 20, 2020, 19:51:
I have an idea for "The Ultimate Paint Drying Simulator" where you are a painter making sure that his paints dry properly.
Do you think it'll catch on?
WannaLogAlready wrote on Apr 5, 2020, 20:15:
Please do bother to research a little bit.
I know, it´s work, but worth the effort, man !
At the moment there are some 600 quality VR games on Steam, -a lot are premium titles- and more come out every month.
They also include classics (Skyrim, Fallout, Serious Sam, and a long etc.) for a brand new ***re-experience***.
Yep, a good VR experience is almost so far from non VR, as accelerated 3D was from old pixelated games.
****Also you can use VORPX for playing in VR, any number of non VR games.****
It supports both the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive, and surely any head mounted display.
Works with hundreds of DirectX 9, 10 and 11 games.
You never post a positive thing on anything, every time you disparage "the others".
Watch that pervasive bitterness, that´s a bleak road to walk.
From personal experience, talk with someone about it, your life deserves it.
chickenboo wrote on Jan 29, 2020, 12:31:
Also, it was never "£2 for a hat" but $X for a loot box containing one of 99 items, most of which will occur more commonly than the select actually cool things you might uncover. I'm much more likely to pay for a cosmetic I can see and buy than a mysterious box which contains one or two cool things and a metric ton of useless crap. The loot boxes in Quake Champions was a good example of this. A handful of unique cosmetics for each hero, and then like 250 "shaders" of varying gaudy colors. It's neither fun nor interesting nor rewarding.
I think the best solution is to simply raise the price of games from $60 to $100. The whole point of microtransactions is to increase money given to the publisher over the lifetime of the product beyond the initial buy in cost to make up for the cost of development approaching the cost of the game per unit. If their marginal return is so damn low, just increase the cost of the game.
Gojo wrote on Jan 1, 2020, 12:25:InTIMidator wrote on Jan 1, 2020, 11:37:RedEye9 wrote on Jan 1, 2020, 10:14:
Damnit man, it’s a trifecta
I'll just leave this here: https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/trifecta
His usage was correct, so I'll just leave this here (check the examples of usage)
NKD wrote on Nov 18, 2019, 14:54:Ahumado wrote on Nov 18, 2019, 12:50:
Alyx is a boy just so you all now that
You know that glue isn't for eating right?