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Signed On Jul 7, 2006, 00:07
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News Comments > Battlefield 1 Released
12. Re: Battlefield 1 Released Oct 21, 2016, 12:40 Cutter
 
$80 for the base game. $85 for the season pass. $400 to host a server for a year. Wow, what a bargain! How could anyone possibly pass this up?

Rolleyes
 
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News Comments > SAG-AFTRA Statement
10. Re: SAG-AFTRA Statement Oct 20, 2016, 22:53 Cutter
 
Devinoch wrote on Oct 20, 2016, 22:02:
And yet, here we show your failure to understand how ACTORS work. It's also worth pointing out that people MAKING games have been asking for similar compensations for quite some time now, and the companies are balking on that too.

Do you understand the basic concept of how royalties work?

If a game like GTA sells a few million copies, the people who worked on that game would get paid for each copy ever sold, which means that if the game is rereleased later, with a different version, additional content, a new engine, the actors who generated those creative assets would receive a percentage of each sale. (And, for the record, it is a TINY amount. You can probably imagine actors making as little as $0.03 per copy sold, and you might still be overestimating how much they're getting.)

When a game isn't selling anymore, the royalties stop. So if you really believe it's diminishing returns, why are you against them getting it? If the game stops selling, there are NO royalties to be had. They get nothing. But if a company continues to monetize on a game, the people who worked hard on that game continue to earn a steady and minute trickle of revenue that allows them to survive during the periods of time when there is no work to be had.

Game developers have been asking for this exact same thing for 20+ years, and have been told 'no' because the theory is that it means the studios won't make any money. And that is why the game development industry has one of the lowest levels of industry retention, and one of the main reasons it's in the slow entropic death spiral it's in now.

But you go on defending big studios not wanting to pay people for their work. It makes you look like a real class act.

(And, to just drive home how little you understand royalties, odds are very high you're not paying any royalties each and every time you're watching Casablanca, because you, most likely, own either a DVD or Blu-Ray of it, which you paid for once, and that was the only time you paid royalties to the actors.)

No, you're the one who doesn't understand how they work. The estate of Bogart still makes money, like Tolkein, and that's wrong. Their leeching ancestors didn't earn it, they did. It's akin to saying a successful farmer's children should continue to make good money predicated on his work without delivering anything new. Simple because some idiot judge ruled that corporations are people, or some other bought and paid for judges agreed to insane copyright and trademark extensions may be legal but it sure as hell doesn't make it right.

Your argument is that someone should be able to work once and get paid forever for that? Well how idiotic is that and how stupid are you? Imagine for one second the entire world worked that way. Imagine if everyone was entitled to a royalty for their work. Imagine if you had to pay everyone for every little thing simply because they did it once. The world would grind to a halt.

I already vastly overpaid for my Casablanca DVD - $35 for a physical medium that cost the company maybe a quarter. And they've been making money off this film for decades already, and you're still whoring for them? Fuck you and the horse you rode in on. Not only are you a sucker, you're a stupid one. You're the kind of idiot P.T. Barnum loved.
 
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News Comments > Evening Legal Briefs
3. Re: Evening Legal Briefs Oct 20, 2016, 20:44 Cutter
 
Task wrote on Oct 20, 2016, 20:13:
It says that these institutions no longer have the full mindless obedient subjects of The Empire. Rebellion from within.

I find your lack of faith disturbing.
 
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News Comments > SAG-AFTRA Statement
6. Re: SAG-AFTRA Statement Oct 20, 2016, 20:41 Cutter
 
jacobvandy wrote on Oct 20, 2016, 19:58:
Edit: If it is royalties in perpetuity they're after, I gotta agree that that just makes them sound greedy. Voice actors can contribute a lot to games, but it's not like a movie where their performance really makes or breaks the final product. You say your lines and you get paid for your time spent in the studio doing so, more or less depending on how good you are. That should be it.

No one is disputing a good actor is going to add value to a game but how much will always be intangible. As you said, they should simply get more up front. If you're one of the principles for a game like GTA, then yeah, you should get paid well. I think what SAG fails to understand are the diminishing returns. Yeah, unlike a classic flick people can watch over and over and over, a game is a different beast, and each subsequent playthrough means your less likely to play it again - for the most part. A game like GTA will get 2 or 3 playthroughs from me before I'm well and truly done with it and that's primarily for the gameplay. Good voice work is just icing on the cake. Conversely, I can and do watch Casablanca every year or two primarily because of the actors.
 
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News Comments > Into the Black
1. Re: Into the Black Oct 20, 2016, 20:05 Cutter
 
FO PACKERS!!! Thanks everyone for rooting for the Packers tonight! Especially Bats!

Jesus, I have to head up to Minn one of these days and see a Packers v. Vikings game with Bats one of these days. I'm sure it would be highly entertaining!
 
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News Comments > Mad Max for OS X and Linux
7. Re: Mad Max for OS X and Linux Oct 20, 2016, 19:59 Cutter
 
The Half Elf wrote on Oct 20, 2016, 12:05:
It wasn't bad, but it was fucking repeitive as hell to the point I never finished it. Also heard the ending was bad.


Take engine, make I76 game.

Yeah, my feelings too. Bats always loves these games and always talks us into buying them. It was the same with Shadows of Mordor. Yeah, it was ok, but I just can't get down on the repetitive grind of these sorts of games. I hate useless filler. Witcher 3 showed how you can do it right.
 
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News Comments > Nintendo Switch Announced
42. Re: Nintendo Switch Announced Oct 20, 2016, 19:57 Cutter
 
Prez wrote on Oct 20, 2016, 18:45:
This looks pretty cool. If I was looking for a handheld gaming system this would be the one I'd choose.

For sure. The ad was trying a little too hard, but it's a pretty cool concept and device. I suspect they'll do well with it.
 
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News Comments > Evening Legal Briefs
1. Re: Evening Legal Briefs Oct 20, 2016, 19:54 Cutter
 
Wtf does it say about America's "intelligence" agencies when this guy was getting away with this for 20 years? That they're a huge waste of money?
 
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News Comments > New Total War: WARHAMMER Free and Paid DLC
1. Re: New Total War: WARHAMMER Free and Paid DLC Oct 20, 2016, 19:52 Cutter
 
Totes, wrong trailer, Blue.
 
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News Comments > SAG-AFTRA Statement
3. Re: SAG-AFTRA Statement Oct 20, 2016, 19:51 Cutter
 
Secondary compensation is what allows professional performers to feed their families in between jobs.

What a load of horseshit! That's just greed, plain and simple. Work once, get paid forever. Fuck that noise. I've always been, and always will be, vehemently opposed to the royalty model that "artists" get. If the rest of the world worked that way everything would come to a screeching halt because no one would ever be able to afford anything. Mechanical royalties, copyright, patents, etc. all need drastic, drastic overhauls as they're the biggest impediment to commerce and the free flow or real capital there is.

Granted, no one has any love for the scumbag publishers but to call them freeloaders while not acknowledging your own model is completely parasitic is laughable at best.
 
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News Comments > Evening Consolidation
2. Re: Evening Consolidation Oct 20, 2016, 19:45 Cutter
 
Fuuuuuck. Ima go apeshit on Rockstar if they don't bring RDR2 to the PC. This is the one game, the one game, that would make me buy a PS4. Hell, RDR was the only reason I bought an Xbox the first time around. And fuck that streaming noise for RDR, let's have a proper port and update or fuckoff.
 
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News Comments > On Sale
1. Re: On Sale Oct 20, 2016, 19:40 Cutter
 
$47 for the FO4 Season Pass...on sale? Are you fucking kidding me? Rolleyes
 
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News Comments > Watch Dogs 2 Zodiac Killer Preorder Mission
1. Re: Watch Dogs 2 Zodiac Killer Preorder Mission Oct 20, 2016, 19:35 Cutter
 
Zodiac was actually a pretty good flick. Granted all serial-killers are whackadoos, but he was an interesting cat. And given the advancements with technology, "AI", etc. I wonder what happen if you fed all his puzzles into those sorts of programs today. I wonder if the advances in forensics would have caught him if he started today instead of the 60s.


 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
2. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 20, 2016, 10:27 Cutter
 
Good, now everyone around here will shut up about the Jays and I can have a beer at the bar without having to suffer through baseball games being on everywhere and everyone constantly going, 'How 'bout them Jays, eh?' Yeah, they lost, as usual, just like the Leafs, that's how 'bout them.

 
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News Comments > etc., etc.
1. Re: etc., etc. Oct 19, 2016, 20:07 Cutter
 
Why do you clowns keep giving DicEA money when this is the sort of shit you get for it in return?
 
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News Comments > Evening Crowdfunding Roundup
1. Re: Evening Crowdfunding Roundup Oct 19, 2016, 19:54 Cutter
 
Looks good. That's a sale from me for sure if it's good.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
4. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 19, 2016, 13:38 Cutter
 
Speaking of comebacks Ima have to do well in my pool picks as I forgot to pick for last week. Could have swore I did. So I did them today to make sure. *grumble mumble*
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
2. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Oct 19, 2016, 13:36 Cutter
 
Exactly. I've always said the same thing too. If the mob uses MS Office on their computers does that mean MS is guilty of aiding and abetting them? Of course not. Same for everything else in this world, if a person chooses to use a product or service in an illegal manner than deal with it on a case by case basis. You don't throw the baby out with the bathwater.
 
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News Comments > Legends of Callasia - The Stoneborne Released
1. Re: Legends of Callasia - The Stoneborne Released Oct 19, 2016, 13:32 Cutter
 
Demon on Steam too. Never heard of this, looks pretty sweet, and reviews are mostly positive. Ima give the demo a whirl.
 
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News Comments > Darksiders: Warmastered Edition Next Month
10. Re: Darksiders: Warmastered Edition Next Month Oct 19, 2016, 13:29 Cutter
 
They should make an Eddie and the Cruisers edition.  
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