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Signed On Jan 29, 2006, 02:29
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse

4. Re: Peacock service Jan 16, 2020, 23:38 DarkCntry
 
MattyC wrote on Jan 16, 2020, 23:17:
DarkCntry wrote on Jan 16, 2020, 20:26:
afka Rossini wrote on Jan 16, 2020, 11:38:
I'm not sure how you can call Comcast late to the party as NBC was an early partner in Hulu.

Peacock is a streaming service, like CBS All Access, not just a partnership deal...that's why they state "late" as they are just about to launch it compared to the other networks.

I don't know. Partnering with Hulu because you see the promise, but not launching your own because you know your library consists of "we used to have Seinfeld" and reality reruns seems to check out.

The partnership with Hulu was probably because Comcast wasn't really investing in streaming services because they had a pretty tight grip on cable subscribers. However, with other networks deciding to throw their own service into the ring and basically doubling down on profits, Comcast felt that it would be best if they went it alone instead of sharing with a direct network competitor (see: ABC)....

Also, you might want to look into what Comcast controls...there's a reason why it's called NBCUniversal now, and that stable contains a lot more than Seinfeld..
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse

2. Re: Peacock service Jan 16, 2020, 20:26 DarkCntry
 
afka Rossini wrote on Jan 16, 2020, 11:38:
I'm not sure how you can call Comcast late to the party as NBC was an early partner in Hulu.

Peacock is a streaming service, like CBS All Access, not just a partnership deal...that's why they state "late" as they are just about to launch it compared to the other networks.
 
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News Comments > Epic Games Store Sales Top $680M; Free Games to Continue All Year

56. Re: Epic Games Store Sales Top $680M; Free Games to Continue All Year Jan 14, 2020, 15:43 DarkCntry
 
Kxmode wrote on Jan 14, 2020, 15:34:
Burrito of Peace wrote on Jan 14, 2020, 14:06:
If only the people blathering about "anti-competitive practices" were as passionate and ardent about digital privacy and personal digital security both commented and acted as ferociously as the complain.

As long as the DRM (or whatever form of copyright protection is in place) doesn't get in the way of playing the game, people don't care. But they care when they are forced to buy on an objectively inferior platform.

Inferior is really subjective here...I'm willing to bet that a fairly large, if not a majority of, section of users of this very website are content with a platform that works over those that have hundreds of features that are really useless overall, almost everyone I talked to just want something that works out-of-the-box, which EGS does.

I mean, I'm going to go out on a limb and believe that almost everyone who visits this site is really considered a more seasoned veteran of this industry and we are pretty well-versed in how to use a search engine to find out user remarks over a specific title. I mean, really, the only thing Steam is doing is a convenience factor, not a necessity factor.

Personally, I don't care about 99% of Steam's convenience tools, and I rarely read Steam reviews because, in my opinion, it's the same type of content as Metacritic user reviews.
 
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News Comments > Get Darksiders Warmastered, Darksiders II Deathinitive, and Steep for Free

8. Re: Get Darksiders Warmastered, Darksiders II Deathinitive, and Steep for Free Jan 1, 2020, 19:23 DarkCntry
 
How will I ever get three games without a shopping cart?!?!?! /s  
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News Comments > New Year's Eve Metaverse

10. Re: New Year's Eve Metaverse Jan 1, 2020, 05:11 DarkCntry
 
Acleacius wrote on Jan 1, 2020, 03:50:
Thirdly, as an avid gamer for decades, who enjoys stories, questing and character development.
The idea of the protagonist always wearing a helm annoys me greatly. To the point I ALWAYS use, Hide Helm switches and mods in gaming if available.
If not, I don't wear helms choosing to lose the AC, DR and Buffs.

This is a lore thing, not a direction thing...

Mandalorians never remove their helmet in the presence of others as per their religious 'belief' (see: training).

I enjoyed both shows in different ways, the Mandalorian was a Star Wars but more spaghetti western style than the space opera Star Wars is known for.

The Witcher, like you, was marred by the weirdly spliced time jumps, it was really disjointed feeling even as someone who has read a few of the novels and played the games. It did, however, feel very much atmospherically the same as both the sources.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue

20. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 25, 2019, 20:54 DarkCntry
 
Cutter wrote on Dec 25, 2019, 13:19:
"In Japan, it is customary to eat chicken at Christmas," says the 30-something Japanese woman.

Sure, whatever, but KFC? Huuukk...I just threw up in my mouth a little. Seriously, the last time I had KFC was a couple of years ago and it was probably a decade before that the last time I tried it and it was disguting. I'm still undecided whether it was cat or something else.Fried chicken is a rarity for me but at least Popeyes is edible.
Comparing our "western" version of KFC with that of Japanese KFC is like comparing McDonalds to finer dining establishments.

They have a pretty high quality of standards, especially in food and food preparation. There's a reason why it's perfectly safe to eat a lot of uncooked foods in Japan, such as various fish and eggs. It rolls all the way down the hill to even the fast food restaurants produce and sell a higher quality of food than what we westerners would expect when you look at our places like KFC and McDonalds.

One thing you can almost always count on is that what you see advertised in Japan for food is what you'll get, insomuch as even the marketing material will match. Hell, to even work at KFC in Japan you actually have to undergo some culinary and service training.
 
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News Comments > GeForce Experience Emergency Patch

2. Re: GeForce Experience Emergency Patch Dec 24, 2019, 19:07 DarkCntry
 
Saboth wrote on Dec 24, 2019, 16:41:
DoS for a video card?
It's a patch for Experience, not a driver...so.....
 
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News Comments > etc.

5. Re: etc. Dec 5, 2019, 15:35 DarkCntry
 
Ozmodan wrote on Dec 5, 2019, 13:25:
You can tell the people at the Washington Post are not gamers.

Except that almost all of those games are pretty well-received....not quite seeing the disconnect here.
 
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News Comments > Epic Sues Fortnite Tester over (Spoiler Alert) Spoilers

19. Re: Epic Sues Fortnite Tester over (Spoiler Alert) Spoilers Oct 28, 2019, 16:33 DarkCntry
 
Beamer wrote on Oct 28, 2019, 07:55:
Cutter wrote on Oct 27, 2019, 19:35:
Saboth wrote on Oct 27, 2019, 09:56:
NDAs exist for a reason...

If they let this guy off with a slap in the wrist, they'll have people leaking stuff left and right.

It's about the punishment fitting the crime. He leaked a pic of a new map for a FREE game. Epic has lost exactly nothing. If anything he's probably made them money. What's appropriate for shoplifting in your opinion? Hanging?

They lost tens of millions in earned media views. That's quantifiable.

And he won't be sued for much. But if you don't enforce NDAs, why have them? So people are simply on the honor system?

Not directed at you Beamer, and playing Devil's Advocate here, what may seem innocuous to end-users is sometimes far more valuable to the ones actually in the industry.

Now while I doubt the dude did it as a form of sabotage, the information could've been obtained by other companies to plan a strategy around, which could easily result in a very quantifiable damage to Epic and Fortnite.

The chances of it are slim, but it's a way for Epic to set precedent and make sure those that sign NDAs understand that they are documents that have legal weight and aren't just throw-away clauses.
 
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News Comments > Fallout 76 Private Servers Next Week; Wastelanders DLC Delayed

5. Re: Fallout 76 Private Servers Next Week; Wastelanders DLC Delayed Oct 17, 2019, 23:45 DarkCntry
 
robdot wrote on Oct 17, 2019, 21:27:
Stop blaming the publishers or devs, and blame the dumbfucks who give them money. Seriously,they make a game where food rots. Then sell you a way to make your food not rot. Your armor needs repaired? Here buy this kit ! Why in the name of holy fuck would anyone do that?

You're really going to complain about an fridge that doesn't even equal the perk's, well, perk? That being said, it still takes quite some time for food/drink to spoil just sitting in your inventory.

As for repair/scrap kits, if you have issues with not being able to find one of the many work stations, stash containers, or player camps then maybe video games aren't for you...

We won't even get into the concept that getting atoms for free is just hilariously easy...
 
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News Comments > Yes, Your Grace Announced

4. Re: Yes, Your Grace Announced Oct 3, 2019, 19:31 DarkCntry
 
Reminds me of Kingdom in style....  
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News Comments > GOG.com Turns XI, Releases XIII

9. Re: GOG.com Turns XI, Releases XIII Oct 3, 2019, 17:20 DarkCntry
 
Sepharo wrote on Oct 3, 2019, 16:56:
Cutter wrote on Oct 3, 2019, 16:42:
Sepharo wrote on Oct 3, 2019, 15:06:
Mentions of games from 2003 always give me flashbacks to when I worked at Game Stop.
I alphabetized that XIII on the shelves many many times.

Did you file it under T or X?

X of course, because the title is "XIII"

Pshh, when I worked at Best Buy back in those days, I organized it with the numbered titles...which back then I think was just this game. I do think my manager didn't get the concept though, cause every time I placed it there and they did their pre-open walkdown, they 'fixed' it by putting it in X
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue

8. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 3, 2019, 17:15 DarkCntry
 
I would say that video did kinda make a generalized statement about second-person gaming in mentioning choose your own adventure type games, which I might place some of the older text-based adventures squarely into.

Granted though, the notion of second-person gaming would be something interesting if done correctly, which I think would boil down to a subjective experience simply because of the idea that you aren't controlling immediate visual experience.
 
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News Comments > Fortnite X Batman Reveal Tomorrow

3. Re: Fortnite X Batman Reveal Tomorrow Sep 20, 2019, 16:55 DarkCntry
 
Timmeh wrote on Sep 20, 2019, 11:15:
Oh look another sighting of the ONLY property DC seems to have at all.

I know lets also make a new tv series about Batman's Butler! thats AWESOME!!!! heck lets cancel all of our comic books other than Batman and anything to do with Batman..

Batman's Barber coming to a theater near you in 2020!

Yep, has absolutely nothing to do with the 80th birthday of the character....
 
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News Comments > Paradox Interactive Financials

7. Re: Paradox Interactive Financials Aug 16, 2019, 19:13 DarkCntry
 
Most of the games Paradox releases does so in a fairly complete sense, meaning that the gameplay is functionally complete and what comes out afterwards can be seen as purely extra content...at least in my experience.

I can't think of much in the way that any of their games have released something in DLC that I felt was missing from the original release purposefully.
 
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News Comments > No Borderlands 3 Preloads

40. Re: No Borderlands 3 Preloads Aug 15, 2019, 17:23 DarkCntry
 
Kxmode wrote on Aug 15, 2019, 02:51:
Everything you need to know about this.

Epic made over 3 billion last year, and yet their store is held together by popsicle sticks and glue. BTW Steam had preloading for Half-Life 2 as far back as 2004, during a time when most consoles only had physical media. For PC gamers, preloading has been a standard thing for the past 15 years until this year...

If we're going to be completely impartial, you cannot compare Steam's ability to preload then to preloading today. What was the marketshare for Steam back in 2004? I mean, I can't really say outside of that the strain on Steam's infrastructure probably wasn't all that much back then.
 
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News Comments > DayZ Going Into Rehab Over Aussie Ban

24. Re: DayZ Going Into Rehab Over Aussie Ban Aug 14, 2019, 11:43 DarkCntry
 
Drayth wrote on Aug 14, 2019, 11:09:
DarkCntry wrote on Aug 13, 2019, 21:46:
Drayth wrote on Aug 13, 2019, 21:31:
Darks wrote on Aug 13, 2019, 16:38:
Drayth wrote on Aug 13, 2019, 16:31:
Australia must have some really easily impressionable people living there.

Not that at all, and the US and many other countries could stand to do the same. Shits out of control. And what were they thinking putting in marijuana? How stupid was that!

This site has zero ability to detect humor.

I'm hoping that this is a joke too...

Case in point.

Hey, with some people on here, I have to question everything that doesn't include a /s marker...lol
 
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News Comments > No Borderlands 3 Preloads

35. Re: No Borderlands 3 Preloads Aug 14, 2019, 11:42 DarkCntry
 
I preorder based upon available funds at any given time. I generally like to earmark the money by preordering a title that I am already guaranteed to purchase, allowing me not to worry about it later down the line.

I don't preorder based upon whatever tchotchkes are included, so eh...
 
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News Comments > DayZ Going Into Rehab Over Aussie Ban

19. Re: DayZ Going Into Rehab Over Aussie Ban Aug 13, 2019, 21:46 DarkCntry
 
Drayth wrote on Aug 13, 2019, 21:31:
Darks wrote on Aug 13, 2019, 16:38:
Drayth wrote on Aug 13, 2019, 16:31:
Australia must have some really easily impressionable people living there.

Not that at all, and the US and many other countries could stand to do the same. Shits out of control. And what were they thinking putting in marijuana? How stupid was that!

This site has zero ability to detect humor.

I'm hoping that this is a joke too...
 
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News Comments > No Borderlands 3 Preloads

28. Re: No Borderlands 3 Preloads Aug 13, 2019, 21:11 DarkCntry
 
Kxmode wrote on Aug 13, 2019, 20:23:
GothicWizard wrote on Aug 13, 2019, 19:58:
And I am over here with Steam that will pre-load CP2077 and VTMB2 without issue. Just like I pre-loaded GTA V, Civ6, MK11 and others. It's calls a platform that is mature and built with forethought vs one rushed out. Marvel vs DCEU all over again.

It's not like Epic needs forethought. All they need to do is copy what Valve did and have preloading standard prior to launching their storefront. It's not rocket science. Just copy the competition.

Devil's Advocate here...

If Epic had done that and basically created a storefront with Steam parity, we'd have equally as much outcry because they "copied Steam"...
 
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