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?
El Pit wrote on Sep 24, 2019, 02:13:
We can't save the planet, we can't save Earth, we can't save life on Earth - we can only save ourselves! The truth is: MANKIND IS NOT THIS PLANET! And the thought that Mankind = Earth actually led to the disaster we should be trying to fix (but ultimately won't) if we want to survive for a bit longer as an animal species.
This planet itself has even survived a collision with a protoplanet billions of years ago, life on Earth has survived the impact of huge asteroids (it got hit by more than just the one that led to the extinction of most dinosaurs) and the eruption of incredibly massive super volcanoes and it will survive us, too. Once a planet is "infected" with life, it is there to stay. Even close to black smokers in the deep sea which we believed to be absolutely dead areas for decades, there is life. Extremophiles live there and enjoy being close to a place resembling hell on Earth.
So - Earth, this planet, has no problem. We are just a temporarily dominant species and will go the way of the Dodo one day with most likely one huge difference: we made ourselves extinct. But life and evolution will move on, we are not this important, really.
Also I got to say that I think Greta Thunburg has psychological problems. And I don't trust people who just come to blame, blame, blame, but refuse to get called out on their accusations and refuse discussions. This girl is definitely NOT the new Jesus.
RedEye9 wrote on Aug 15, 2019, 15:17:Poe's Law has always been one of my favorites. Good times.Riahderymnmaddog wrote on Aug 15, 2019, 14:32:The above is guaranteed 100% sarcasm free.
BULLSHIT!!! Google only discriminates against conservatives!! Infact their whole TOS is geared to the persecution of Christians and the expansion liberals and their false gods.
Shok wrote on Jul 28, 2019, 21:25:She believes the million dollars could last a lifetime, enabling him to order takeout from UberEats while he plays games and enjoys being in his element.
I just snickered imagining this kid in full Cartman mode playing in his basement and yelling up to his Mother to "get me pot pie!"
jdreyer wrote on Jul 23, 2019, 20:56:
You Might Want to Uninstall VLC. Immediately.
But then how will one watch teh pr0n? Asking for a friend.
Heymelon wrote on Jul 1, 2019, 18:19:
I don't get this at all. Are the keys on G2A magically generated then? I was under the impression that grey market keys are at least bought at some point, from sales, cheap regions or other store manipulation stuff. It should still generate a sale for the dev. So if all those stores died and "non-legit buyer" customers only pirated games, the developer would lose money right?
Kxmode wrote on May 20, 2019, 23:43:Hoop wrote on May 20, 2019, 11:29:
I could not get into GOT from the first episode so never bothered.
I swear the shear number of averagely acted seasons wore you all down & like confused brainwashed hamsters y'all now don't know which way is up or how to feel.
Wait. What? You note you could not get into the first episode of GOT so you never bothered, and then immediately stated the sheer number of averagely acted seasons wore you down. So you're essentially saying you wasted your time watching a show you never had an affinity for? Why would anyone put themselves through that? If you don't like the show, then don't watch it. Just like if you don't like playing a video game anymore, stop playing it.
HoSpanky wrote on May 18, 2019, 23:46:
EGS is barebones. So was Steam. And Origin. And Uplay. They ALL struck when the iron was hot
Epic isn’t keeping exclusivity forever, usually just a year. In this way, EGS is being less douchey than the other stores. And yet, more than half the people on this board can’t get that through their fucking skulls, and act like EGS is doing something unheard of and unforgivable. While they ARE doing something unheard of, namely “taking less than half the cut everyone else does”, somehow that’s super fucking evil.
Just admit that you’re angry old ballsacks who are stubborn about wanting to do things the way you always have and having a new icon on your desktop terrifies you. Because that’s it. That’s all that’s going on here.
NKD wrote on Apr 23, 2019, 20:44:
By the way, I unsubbed from all my political or news related subreddits and my doctor says my blood pressure is down from last year, and I'm taking a lot less ibuprofen than I used to.