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News Comments > Industry Group: Steam Refund Ruling Incorrect
35. No subject Sep 21, 2019, 00:03 Mashiki Amiketo
 
NKD wrote on Sep 20, 2019, 21:01:
But how the fuck is some indie developer going to cope with this? How would they make any money if after a few days they stopped making sales because everyone was just swapping around the same pool of used copies?
How did the music industry make ends meet by doing this? Or DVD's? Bluray? Records? Cassettes? That's the thing, the VG industry is one of the only cases where your purchase of something has no right-of-transfer. In fact, it's pretty much put a bullet in gamestop since digital sales of games have far outstripped physical copies even on consoles.

How do they cope? Offer value of buying something from them. Or make more of something, even small studios had no problems surviving the days in the 90's where PC game rentals were a thing.
 
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News Comments > Industry Group: Steam Refund Ruling Incorrect
25. Re: Industry Group: Steam Refund Ruling Incorrect Sep 20, 2019, 19:26 Mashiki Amiketo
 
opie wrote on Sep 20, 2019, 14:29:
I do feel like a lot of judges these days are making rulings that are outrageous and easily overturned on appeal in order to make headlines. is there no accountability on this?

for those who are "shocked, well, not that shocked" about this, lets just see where it ends up on who is right.
Judges doing that? It does happen. I'll point out the obvious thing, most reporting on legal cases is so shit, that unless you were sitting in the courtroom what's reported, and what is, are two different things. And when interest groups are against something, they'll twist anything to make it sound bad.

From the skimming of the original ruling in French(I didn't read the shit in the other thread yet), it seems that the judge has effectively stated that while goods are digital, the right of transfer is still a consumer right akin to selling ones property to another party. In turn, the ability for the consumer not to do so infringes on what is effectively the french first sales doctrine for any type of property, whether it be a house, CD/DVD, or cellphone. It's been a good 20 years coming.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
10. Re: Op Ed - SJW Echo Chamber Sep 4, 2019, 15:52 Mashiki Amiketo
 
Numinar wrote on Sep 4, 2019, 09:06:

How is it an echo chamber? Is that how you justify your crappy ideas by deciding no, everyone else is just a sheeple? Crap like you wrote seems to be more than welcome around here aside of the odd callout when people can be bothered. You people and your persecution complex are insufferable.
How many times has callout/outrage culture ruined someone simply because of an accusation? False allegations cause someone to suicide out because they couldn't take it, or they were found innocent and suicided out because the abuse didn't stop? Remember the bullshit over Nolan Bushnell and Matt Taylor? How many singular people offended over dongle jokes, politically incorrect shirts, and mining through someones history back 20 years to ruin their career, by creating a mob of offend-o-trons do you need anyway.

Mobs doing this shit never end well. I'd figure most people would remember stuff like the witch trials, claims of heresy, and deals with the devil which are of similar vein to modern socjus. With the original sin(take your pick of 'isms, misogny, and phobia'o'holics), shun the unbeliever, and attack those who left the church of socjus.
 
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News Comments > FINAL FANTASY VIII - REMASTERED Released
8. Re: FINAL FANTASY VIII - REMASTERED Released Sep 4, 2019, 15:38 Mashiki Amiketo
 
Simon Says wrote on Sep 4, 2019, 00:06:
Looks just like the original and worse than some mods... What am I missing?
Censoring of Siren, possibly Riona(either bad model rework or deliberate raising of top from original), translation is more politically correct. 4:3 ratio locked even on 16:9. FMV's are 15FPS, 30FPS in gameplay, no 8-direction control, lower quality skyboxes and worldmap, some battle scene maps are lower quality then the PC release from 2000. No chocobo world.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
6. Re: Op Ed Aug 16, 2019, 15:07 Mashiki Amiketo
 
RedEye9 wrote on Aug 16, 2019, 11:39:
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til: Gamejournopros didn't happen, there wasn't a gigantic mass of gamejournos steering opinion, weren't publishing opinion as news. There wasn't a gigantic leak of internal communications showing it didn't happen. Just like journolist didn't happen, and all that stuff didn't happen either.

tial: The lie about stalking and harassment against women is alive and well. And people still believe that the mass of actors who claimed that, haven't had their careers ruined by doing those exact same things, aren't sitting in jail for multiple rapes, aren't in jail for trying to procure sex from children, or aren't sitting in jail for calling in bomb threats.
 
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News Comments > etc.
11. Re: etc. Jul 21, 2019, 00:27 Mashiki Amiketo
 
Kxmode wrote on Jul 20, 2019, 23:10:
Cutter wrote on Jul 20, 2019, 20:13:
That trailer was awful. Looks like Witcher: The Snowflake Chronicles. Knew they were going to trash it.

Clueless comment is clueless.
Brokilon dryads using spears, instead of bows. And Triss not looking young, chestnut haired, and looking like she got beat with an ugly stick, and Yenn looking like she either a 25 year old trying to be 35, or 35 looking to be 25 is obviously clueless. Did I mention the black ones armor yet? No? Sit back and enjoy the shit show.

They're really not even trying to stick to the books. Some parts of it look good, I agree. Other parts are like they decided to break out the stupid because Sapkowski is still pissed off that the witcher games were far more popular than the books, and he only took a lumpsum payment - despite CDPR offering him more when the W3 became an overwhelming success.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
27. Re: Morning Tech Bits Jul 16, 2019, 09:59 Mashiki Amiketo
 
Beamer wrote on Jul 16, 2019, 08:54:

But isn't this common sense? Wouldn't you have your best developers on your best products? I'm certain AMD does that, as well, if devs can only focus on one product line at a time.
Yes and no. You'll want someone from the driver team that knows the optimizations in place, so that when the "teams in training" which are what B and C teams are, to explain how those optimizations work on the existing hardware without breaking compatibility. The other part is you'll want "what isn't broken, to not be fixed." Nvidia has a far longer history of serious performance drop offs between the various teams and it's been like that for years.

Remember when Skyrim was released, and there was suddenly a massive increase in load times on nvidia cards? Enjoying those changes that the driver team did, which then were hotfixed four times, and still wasn't working right. Yeah.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
26. Re: Morning Tech Bits Jul 16, 2019, 09:55 Mashiki Amiketo
 
CJ_Parker wrote on Jul 16, 2019, 03:54:
Breaking news: Developers don't 100% focus and optimize for ten year old graphics cards!

What you are saying (if true at all) is not what the AMD fanboys are claiming. The AMD fanboys are claiming that Huang instructs nVidia developers to insert malicious code in new drivers to slow down old cards.

This article here proves that such claims are 100% bullshit. There are lots of benchmarks on the web showing similar results. There are always SOME games, both on AMD and nVidia that will lose performance under newer drivers but the claim that nVidia is intentionally sabotaging their older cards is ludicrous.
It happens inadvertently, of course, with some games on both AMD and nVidia cards. Such is the nature of maintaining compatibility.

Breaking news: Developers don't write graphic card drivers and end-wrappers for video cards.(I'm kidding slightly) While I agree that there isn't any proof that Huang is inserting malicious code, there is proof that nvidia has engaged in shady shit just like Intel did. Creating faster pathways on the GPU die for particular benchmarks. They got hammered into the ground on the antitrust case on that one if you remember. But keeping in mind with this, driver to driver release nvidia cards seem to have a far greater drop-off in terms of performance than AMD cards do.

Yes, I remember that and they did so because the issue was super-rare and they could never reproduce it in-house. That's why they needed user PCs to investigate.
Ever since 3Dfx went down the toilet, I have been using nVidia exclusively and easily owned a couple dozen cards over the past twenty years. I, for one, have never seen a TDR in my entire life.
You mean besides the ~30k odd posts from different users just on their own forum? Most of which were fixed when the end-user increased the voltage of the GPU. Those cards at the time ran hot, and the only way nvidia could keep them from cooking themselves to death at idle was to lower the core voltage. Once they turned around and stopped lowering the core voltage, the problem effectively went away.

You should go look at their current offerings on video cards, they've just spent the last 2.5 tick-tock cycles cleaning nvidia's plate, because nvidia decided that the mining market was far more lucrative. By far more, I mean not at all. To the point that Huang was telling investors that despite the market falling out, the company is still profitable...really. Just to boil it all down.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
21. Re: Morning Tech Bits Jul 15, 2019, 21:41 Mashiki Amiketo
 
CJ_Parker wrote on Jul 15, 2019, 14:14:

The headline is based on AMD fanboy drivel that Radeons generally gain massive performance over time through the power of FineWine™ drivers while nVidia cards generally lose massive performance because Huang personally instructs his driver developers to ruin the performance on older cards once nVidia have released a new gen.

It's not really clickbait. There are a lot of AMD fanboys who are spreading these kinds of lies all over tech forums and Reddit. This article is doing a good job of illustrating how full of shit they are.

Know where this starts from? Nvidia itself, way back when nvidia had their own forums(prior to the security breach and shutdown) there were multiple posts from people within the company including members of the driver development team that stated when nvidia launches a new card, they shift the current 'performance' team to the new card, and leave driver updates and maintenance to teams B and C, who often downgrade higher performance for more stability. This isn't some grand conspiracy, there was plenty of proof posted on their own boards and the CM's even acknowledged that performance took a hit over the long-term.

Remember when nvidia was paying at their cost, to have people bring their PC's or have them shipped to them at their cost because of the TDR problems? That was back in the GTX500, 600 and 700 days.
 
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News Comments > Mike Rose Starts G2A Petition
14. Re: Mike Rose Starts G2A Petition Jul 5, 2019, 23:37 Mashiki Amiketo
 
People could have just said that this jackass is against the first sale doctrine and be done with it.  
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
9. Re: Evening Metaverse Jun 5, 2019, 23:27 Mashiki Amiketo
 
Beamer wrote on Jun 5, 2019, 23:15:

You still have free speech. But if you say something terrible, people treat you like you're terrible.

Same as always.
By all means. Let's see your protests against the dailybeast then.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Metaverse
6. Re: Saturday Metaverse May 11, 2019, 22:44 Mashiki Amiketo
 
Oh boy. Look at all these progressives putting illegals up in their homes. And they're telling everyone that expects people who want to emigrate to do so legally are xenophobic racists.

Brilliant. So smart. Guess you guys have it all up in the bag, should go ask the NYT if there is a border crisis these days. Their answer might surprise you.
 
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News Comments > Get Transistor Free on the Epic Games Store
62. removed Apr 19, 2019, 14:43 Mashiki Amiketo
 
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News Comments > Get Transistor Free on the Epic Games Store
60. removed Apr 19, 2019, 14:21 Mashiki Amiketo
 
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News Comments > Get Transistor Free on the Epic Games Store
57. removed Apr 19, 2019, 13:59 Mashiki Amiketo
 
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News Comments > Get Transistor Free on the Epic Games Store
52. Re: Get Transistor Free on the Epic Games Store Apr 19, 2019, 13:25 Mashiki Amiketo
 
SabreT wrote on Apr 19, 2019, 09:23:

Lol if trying to discredit other people is the only thing you can contribute to this discussion then rather stfu.

How many games out of the 9300 that was released on Steam in 2018 are available elsewhere? If an Indie studio wants to release a game do you think they stand a chance to try and publish it on their own?

"When it comes to operating systems, Microsoft is essentially a monopoly. Microsoft Windows is by far the dominant operating system today. It is said to have at least a 95% share of the market. This is not technically a monopoly, but the market does show most of the characteristics of a monopoly."
You can do that all on your own, and doing so well all on your own. Remember the part we're talking about exclusivity. Reminder that Microsoft isn't paying developers to develop only on the PC - they have on their console on the other hand. Which is an appropriate comparison. "Single market lock-ins" are anti-compeitive behavior, the same way if Google or Apple only let you buy through them, and locked out competing services from selling on their platform(they do).

Your failure to understand the difference between the two does explain a lot though.

Beamer wrote on Apr 19, 2019, 09:57:
Remember the days when the game you wanted wasn't available for DOS, only Amiga or OS/2? You would have had to buy an entirely separate system to play them. Or, hell, even if something was Windows or DOS, and you had to boot separately to play them. No additional money spent, but you'd need to sit through a several-minute long reboot.

Remember the days when it was a 'choice of development' on what platform you wanted to make your game on? You could develop for DOS, Amiga, or O2/2 and ride the winds and/or market as you wanted. You remember the days when the commadore awas the primary development platform, and they didn't try to pay off companies to only sell through one storefront. If you wanted to make a proper comparison it would be like DOS developers only allowing their software to be sold at one business, and the same for Amiga and OS/2. But that didn't happen did it.
 
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News Comments > Get Transistor Free on the Epic Games Store
24. Re: Get Transistor Free on the Epic Games Store Apr 19, 2019, 08:38 Mashiki Amiketo
 
SabreT wrote on Apr 19, 2019, 06:55:
Looks like Steam has people by the balls going from all these replies. Slaves to their large library of games on ONE platform unable to work without Steam. How dare competition to the monopoly try and give developers a better cut!
Sure looks like someones being an unpaid shill for EGS. How dare people point out that engaging in the console wars on the PC platform be a bad thing, especially after Epic's statements attacking PC gamers for decades - until the bottom fell out of the console market.
 
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News Comments > Get Transistor Free on the Epic Games Store
17. Re: Get Transistor Free on the Epic Games Store Apr 19, 2019, 05:23 Mashiki Amiketo
 
MeanJim wrote on Apr 18, 2019, 22:34:

Ok, I'm no fan of the EGS, but how is this different than when Steam and GOG gives away games?
Steam and GoG don't give an incentive to the developer to do so.
 
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News Comments > Age of Empires II: Definitive Edition Revealed
3. No subject Apr 15, 2019, 14:14 Mashiki Amiketo
 
The gaming industry has turned into Hollywood. Nobody takes risks, everyone is re-releasing 10, 20 year old titles polished up or with new warm bodies.  
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News Comments > Tim Sweeney on Epic Games Store Spyware Theories
28. Re: Tim Sweeney on Epic Games Store Spyware Theories Apr 7, 2019, 13:33 Mashiki Amiketo
 
Flatline wrote on Apr 6, 2019, 13:13:
And how do you get your product out to as large of an audience as you can through Steam or Epic?
Anyway you want. Remember they give you the storefront for free, you still get the advertising for free. The only time they take a cut is when the sale goes through that storefront.

To explain: Sell it and DLC only on steam, use their store? They get a cut.
Sell only on steam, use their store? They get a cut and same with DLC. But sell your steam keys through your own store? No cut.
Sell your game on steam, sell your own keys, and sell keys to resellers(GMG, Fanatical, Humble, etc). Only cut given is selling the key through steam, and the cut that the distributor and resell gets.
 
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