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News Comments > Evening Legal Briefs
1. Re: Valve lawyers send cease-and-desist letters to Counter-Strike gambling sites. Jul 20, 2016, 19:32 DarkCntry
 
Also known as "Valve states, 'Please stop trying to sue us for being apathetic about kids gambling via our stuff'"  
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News Comments > Overwatch Adds New Character
16. Re: Overwatch Adds New Character Jul 19, 2016, 23:54 DarkCntry
 
Genji's role is harasser, similar to Tracer's. He's the hard counter to Bastion and any other high ROF target.

He is simply supposed to be bouncing around taking out stragglers and pulling people away from groups and/or pulling people away from objectives. Anyone who doesn't realize this doesn't understand his role, and playing him in said role is probably the easiest in the entire game outside of Torb and Bastion.

Mastering him, however, is difficult, as he relies on being in the faces of players in a game that is for all intents and purposes played as a general FPS. When you bring melee combat in, it generally screws with people's mindsets and makes it difficult for people to adjust to the style, by either playing Genji badly or playing against a decent Genji badly.

As a Junkrat-focused player, I can attest that against a *good* Genji player it's difficult to deal with and against a *bad* Genji player it's almost like he doesn't exist, however in my experience it's also rarer to find those two extremes and even rarer to not be able to adjust to them.

That being said, a good player for any of the characters can decimate an entire team, or bring an entire team down...low skill-cap characters like Bastion and Soldier are going to easily dominate a team if they are half-way decent at the game, where-as a high skill-cap character such as Winston (see: used effectively) or Genji is going to appear that much more extreme when given to either good or not-so-good players.

Another example is Mercy, she's effectively a point and click character to play, however effective Mercy play is knowing when to hold the ultimate, when to heal, and when to boost...
 
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News Comments > etc.
9. Re: etc. Jul 16, 2016, 22:26 DarkCntry
 
Worked wonders for Zed when he complained to HiRez about Kali and Ramana being in Smite way back in 2012........  
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News Comments > Evolve Stage 2 Details
32. Re: Evolve Stage 2 Details Jul 8, 2016, 17:30 DarkCntry
 
Overon wrote on Jul 7, 2016, 22:26:
Of course people can buy whatever they want, ultimately. That doesn't mean I can't try to persuade them not to.

But to demean them for doing it is not an attempt to persuade, it's just flat out demeaning.

There were editions for different preorder bonuses from different places which had different DLC included.

Retail promotionals shouldn't even factor into it, seeing as you'd be doing literally the same thing for every major release in the last 10 years. Beyond that, to content was literally just cosmetic bullshit once again, so that boils back down to my original list.
 
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News Comments > Evolve Stage 2 Details
27. Re: Evolve Stage 2 Details Jul 7, 2016, 19:55 DarkCntry
 
Overon wrote on Jul 7, 2016, 17:51:
These devs/publisher are beyond pathetic. Nobody is buying their game, so they figure they will make money selling skins than buying the game. And what's equally pathetic is that they are right. It amazes me to this day that people will pay money for cosmetic virtual goods. Donate that shit to a charity instead. What's the matter with you?

What does it matter to you what other people spend THEIR money on? Every day people buy stupid shit and that's their own prerogative, since it doesn't affect you in any way, it shouldn't even matter.

I remember when the game was released and you needed a fucking spreadsheet to figure out what all the DLC packages and game editions that it came with. Fuck these devs/publisher. But gamers seem to have a very short memory. Send a message that behavior is anti consumer and not acceptable.

A spreadsheet for what?

Game
Season Pass
Game + Season Pass
Cosmetic DLC

That was what was available at release. I remember the same bitching over when Company of Heroes 2 was released, and the same teeth gnashing over shit that wasn't even worth the time to bitch about.
 
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News Comments > Blizzard Sues Over Overwatch Cheat?
27. Re: Blizzard Sues Over Overwatch Cheat? Jul 6, 2016, 18:22 DarkCntry
 
Suppa7 wrote on Jul 6, 2016, 08:54:
DarkCntry wrote on Jul 5, 2016, 23:47:
And I really do enjoy your colorful attempt at totally not understanding the gaming industry, it makes for a great laugh.

There's nothing "colorful" about it, in terms of the laws of nature why should anyone pay for a game who's functionality can be destroyed by the game company? You're a moron if you don't believe the game industry is corrupt and filled with criminals. It all began with MMO's and king gabe infecting games multiplayer code only they control.

How is diablo 3 better than diablo 2 in terms of your rights as a paying customer? AKA diablo 3 can be 'shut off', whereas the multiplayer still functions without internet in diablo 2 to this day.

Yes, the gaming industry is so full of corrupt criminals...........could you throw any more hyperbole to totally create a sentiment that you don't want to have a rational discourse? You're calling me a moron when you've basically just called out a content distribution platform and a specific genre as the entirety of the entire industry...there's a pot over there screaming at you.

Games change, everything changes to suit the needs of both the company and the ever-changing commercial environments, it's not just one industry that adopts it, it's every facet of life.

Progress is a road that has so many different directions, many are bad, others aren't...to lump an entire industry together based upon the largest aspects only goes to show how little you know and how much you just want to shit on it.
 
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News Comments > Blizzard Sues Over Overwatch Cheat?
22. Re: Blizzard Sues Over Overwatch Cheat? Jul 5, 2016, 23:47 DarkCntry
 
Suppa7 wrote on Jul 5, 2016, 23:07:
Cutter wrote on Jul 5, 2016, 12:21:
Rampant cheating does a property harm so the devs should be suing the shit out of anyone who engages in cheating. Make people afraid to do it.

Say what, game companies are scum, if games had multiplayer code include with the game like unreal and quake 3 in the 90's none of this would be a fucking problem since everyone can run their own server. People who want to cheat can cheat to their hearts content. This is videogames we're talking about. The last 20 years have seen the averager gamer bend over bukkake style and take it in the mouth from corporate criminals that infest videogameland. Modern AAA PC game modding has been curtailed from where it used to be because everything is now locked down.

No one in their right mind should want a game who's multiplayer can be disabled by the flip of a server off button.
I think you made a left turn instead of a right turn at the correct topic...

I'm not entirely sure how we've moved from the world of people using cheat scripts to that of server-locked content. If you are somehow trying to say that these cheaters didn't exist "back in the day" then I have no other belief than to think you're a total blind idiot.

Cheaters don't want to play with other cheaters, it doesn't give them the thrill of totally decimating the average user, so no, giving them their own servers ala "the olden days" doesn't make the problem disappear. If you honestly thought that Quake and Unreal didn't have their fair share of cheaters/hackers/etc, then you are either completely naive or just a seriously sad attempt at a troll.

And I really do enjoy your colorful attempt at totally not understanding the gaming industry, it makes for a great laugh.
 
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News Comments > Steam Summer Picnic Sale Underway
51. Re: Steam Summer Picnic Sale Underway Jun 24, 2016, 06:06 DarkCntry
 
El Pit wrote on Jun 24, 2016, 03:28:
jdreyer wrote on Jun 24, 2016, 03:12:
Cutter wrote on Jun 23, 2016, 20:48:
The keys are legit, they're just people using regional pricing to their advantage. Fuck the devs and publishers and Steam. So they'll lower prices in some places but raise them in others? Again, fuck them. Stellaris is on sale in Russia for the equivalent of $12 yet I'm supposed to pay $40 for the same item? If they were acting in good faith to begin with sites like G2A wouldn't exist. It's their own damn fault.


You should go eat dinner at an Indian restaurant and leave $2 for the bill, since that's what a curry dinner would cost you in India. Just leave a note, "Regional pricing, bitches." Just don't whine when your boss starts paying you $1 per hour, because that's what your job pays in Indonesia.

That comparison is so hilariously off, I don't know where to start with the explanation. Therefore, I won't even bother. Some hints, though: indian wages and raw material prices in comparison to US/EU/AUS/NZ and so on, etc., pp. It is not even apples and oranges, it is submarines and eggs.

The point was simply that regional prices are based upon regional cost of living. For example, ever wonder why homes in San Francisco go for millions of dollars for sub-1000 sq/ft where you go two states over in any direction and the same square footage is like a thirds of the price at worst?
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
14. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Jun 22, 2016, 03:29 DarkCntry
 
1badmf wrote on Jun 21, 2016, 18:04:
Beamer wrote on Jun 21, 2016, 17:16:
1badmf wrote on Jun 21, 2016, 17:08:
PHJF wrote on Jun 21, 2016, 16:52:
Papa John's is DEFINITELY the worst.

whaaaaaaaat!!? i like papa john's. like, alot. i can't believe anyone would choose pizza the hut or domino's over PJ's.

I pity the people for whom those are the only choices.

Also, Pizza Hut sells the most pizzas in the US. I can't remember the last time I saw a Pizza Hut. I've lived all across the US, and have traveled considerably. I see Papa John's and Domino's frequently. Never, ever Pizza Hut, but they're #1 on volume.

I'd agree PJ is better than Domino's and, from what I recall when I last had it in the early 90s, Pizza Hut, but that's like saying a punch to the stomach is better than one to the crotch or to the face.

socal has ample local pizza options and i still like PJs better. i don't know why anyone would hate on peppercinis cuz there's zero downside to having them even if you don't like them, and lots of people love the garlic sauce.

I would probably say that it's all up to the employees at these places, as the area I live in has the major players (Pizza Hut, Little Caesars, Dominos, Papa Johns) and they are all pretty decent...except for Little Caesars....no matter where I have lived, their pizzas always taste like cardboard.

Although, if I am not needing delivery, I will happily pick MOD Pizza over any of them.
 
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News Comments > PlanetSide 1 and Legends of Norrath Closing
2. Re: PlanetSide 1 and Legends of Norrath Closing Jun 17, 2016, 22:10 DarkCntry
 
Bill Borre wrote on Jun 17, 2016, 21:41:
I wonder if EverQuest is next?

Doubtful, EQ still has at least a skeleton crew doing work on it, as well as it is still making some money for Daybreak in some fashion.
 
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News Comments > etc.
11. Re: etc. May 31, 2016, 14:43 DarkCntry
 
My understanding is that everything in the Warcraft movie is disjointed from a theatrical standpoint, but 'lore-nerds' will find some entertainment with all the little nods they throw in.

*IF* I go see it in the theaters, I'll keep my expectations where I normally keep them for these tent pole movies, which is simply to take them at face value and as a popcorn Summer flick...like I did with X-Men.
 
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News Comments > EA Origin Access Adds ME Trilogy and More
6. Re: EA Origin Access Adds ME Trilogy and More May 27, 2016, 04:10 DarkCntry
 
NetHead wrote on May 26, 2016, 08:27:
The thing is with it being a limited EA catalogue, which is limited to begin with, I will never subscribe, they will never get a singe cent from me and I doubt I'm the only one.

If there were subscription services with games from every publisher that would at least make sense, otherwise it's like subscribing to multiple cable/TV/movie publishers for chunks of content. Something I won't support. They need to get over themselves and I don't think anyone should take the EA subscription thing seriously until they offer, at the very least, ALL EA games on it.

They seem to be trying to create a situation where people pay them monthly subscription fees, and pay for full new games, and pay for "DLC" often cut from said games (nevermind "DLC" which is a single texture on an object). Could you imagine they have their way, they would make US cable providers and ISPs look like hard working providers with value, or just amateur thieves.

If they had put the ME trilogy on something like GOG for a decent price I would have gotten it. Otherwise I'm not giving them a dime to be locked into them and sure as hell not for them to have the ability to pull the plug on my content when they feel like it (especially on a purchase) or due to some error, be it out of malice, stupidity or even a lack of an internet connection.

Guess I'm an old phogie, as when I pay for a game I expect nothing less than being able to play it when I want, whenever my time allows, aswell as where ever I want without having to ask for permission.

Those are my terms and I don't think they're unreasonable, they can either make money out of it, or not.

What you just described already exists with premium networks like HBO with their original content. Yes, you can obtain it elsewhere later down the line (or as-is via other less-than-legal methods), but overall you're looking at paying extra for piecemeal content that is specific to that particular network (see: Game of Thrones, Silicon Valley, etc etc). As was mentioned in the reply before yours, the incremental sports releases alone are plenty enough value if you like those sports games.

There have been attempts at creating an all-inclusive subscription service for games via both streaming and downloading via places like OnLive, but both the lack of decent bandwidth and an incomplete library (see: just small) and it really just doesn't work.

The irony with the comment about not purchasing when they have the ability to deny you access to the content is funny, unless of course you don't purchase via Steam, as the system is the exact same...however it's an apples to oranges comparison because you don't pay a subscription to Valve for a la carte access to their library of software.
 
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News Comments > EA Origin Access Adds ME Trilogy and More
3. Re: EA Origin Access Adds ME Trilogy and More May 26, 2016, 02:50 DarkCntry
 
Acleacius wrote on May 25, 2016, 23:46:
Cause it's more profitable than actually selling your games, like ME series and DLC to people who want to buy them on another service? Idiots. Middlefinger

ME 1 and 2 are still on Steam, but yea, no ME3 or DLC. That said, this service isn't bad on the face of it.
 
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News Comments > Battleborn Double XP Weekend
5. Re: Battleborn Double XP Weekend May 21, 2016, 19:50 DarkCntry
 
The Half Elf wrote on May 21, 2016, 18:06:
I've played this game before, it was called Borderlands 1 and 2 and 1/2. While the humor is good there was nothing compelling at all that makes me want to play it like Overwatch.

Why do people feel the need to bring up Overwatch in a discussion of a game not even in the same genre?

It's pretty sad that this game suffers because people wrongly associate it with Overwatch, leaving the general gaming community to dislike it by that same association.
 
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News Comments > Stellaris Sales Record
28. Re: Stellaris Sales Record May 11, 2016, 07:44 DarkCntry
 
The only thing I have issues with is that, like almost every other 4x game, it starts chugging as the game goes on, especially on the larger galaxy types...overall though, I really do like it.  
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News Comments > Activision Blizzard Financials
10. Re: Activision Blizzard Financials May 6, 2016, 08:47 DarkCntry
 
nin wrote on May 6, 2016, 08:32:
Kxmode wrote on May 5, 2016, 22:18:
Wait until Q2 ends Blizzard. Your numbers are going to be drastically lower; guaranteed.

Exactly how much? Numbers, please.


How about 2? Does that number work? I like 2....
 
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News Comments > Battleborn Begins
30. Re: Battleborn Begins May 4, 2016, 03:31 DarkCntry
 
ViRGE wrote on May 4, 2016, 02:09:
DarkCntry wrote on May 3, 2016, 19:01:
PHJF wrote on May 3, 2016, 18:35:
Have you played Borderlands before?
Character movement feels exactly like it.

That would be terrible for a game I always assumed was trying to compete with Overwatch.

Except Overwatch and Battleborn are two different genres...
As someone who hasn't paid a whole lot of attention to either game so far and is just lumping those together as "colorful class based shooter," I'd very much like to get a good explanation of how they're different.

Best way to put it...

Overwatch = TF2
Battleborn = Borderlands (Team-oriented co-op with skills) crossed with Smite (MOBA-style in 2 PVP game modes, 3 point capture in the last PVP mode)
 
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News Comments > Battleborn Begins
24. Re: Battleborn Begins May 3, 2016, 19:01 DarkCntry
 
PHJF wrote on May 3, 2016, 18:35:
Have you played Borderlands before?
Character movement feels exactly like it.

That would be terrible for a game I always assumed was trying to compete with Overwatch.

Except Overwatch and Battleborn are two different genres...
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
9. Re: Morning Metaverse Apr 29, 2016, 17:48 DarkCntry
 
wtf_man wrote on Apr 29, 2016, 16:54:
I think you misunderstood.

I didn't say I didn't know what the data is... I meant I don't care.

Tinfoil hat usually refers to someone that is "paranoid" about something being transmitted about them.

My attitude is... if you take away my control over the OS on MY machine (aka, don't give me a true opt outs), then fsck you... I won't give you anything.

That's not paranoia, my friend.

Well, there is the whole "connected to the Internet" bit about transmitting of data...if you're connected to the Internet I'm pretty sure you've already transmitted enough data to various entities to supply them with information to last until your great-grandkid's grandkids are long dust.
 
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News Comments > Fallout 4 Mods Open Beta
15. Re: Fallout 4 Mods Open Beta Apr 28, 2016, 05:56 DarkCntry
 
VaranDragon wrote on Apr 28, 2016, 04:06:
Waiting for the mod that will make Fallout4 an actual roleplaying game...

Subjective desires here...technically the game is a roleplaying game as it allows you to create a character, assign attributes and skills, as well as 'evolve' the character as time goes on, which are basic hallmarks of the genre.

Granted, as years go on, these things start getting muddled, but overall, the game itself is still rooted in the genre's 'requirements'.
 
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