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Signed On Feb 8, 2000, 21:30
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
13. No subject May 17, 2015, 23:22 Mashiki Amiketo
 
jacobvandy wrote on May 17, 2015, 20:48:

Must have been some kind of error, they announced the global unlock times a couple weeks ago and it's always been 4PM pacific, 7PM eastern. They chose to base it on midnight British Time for some reason.

Also, I'm expecting gamepad to rule this one.

Musta been, I'm up for 7 though. I saw someone playing it, can't remember the stream but either they were shit poor with a controller or they simply sucked because they couldn't hit the broadside of a barn.
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
11. No subject May 17, 2015, 20:15 Mashiki Amiketo
 
My PC is ready, my mouse is ready, my keyboard is ready. MY BODY IS READY.

Interestingly enough, GoG's downloader now shows a 7pm EST release time. Yesterday it was showing 8pm...I'm not complaining.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Metaverse
4. No subject May 17, 2015, 03:05 Mashiki Amiketo
 
NKD wrote on May 16, 2015, 22:05:
The real problem with reddits new policies is that they cannot claim to stand against harassment but then allow mockery and harassment subreddits like ShitRedditSays that exist PURELY to link to other reddit conversations and shame the users.

Well SRS is okay in their book because 'they' do it. After all, several ex-admins are now mods there, which should tell you something.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
7. No subject May 15, 2015, 15:01 Mashiki Amiketo
 
Julio wrote on May 15, 2015, 13:15:
Wonder if Kotaku has a bunch of 45+ staff members.

Probably not, much like their diversity of the vast majority of their staff being white males. Kotaku does a fine job of displaying hypocrisy while trying to claim the moral high ground.
 
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News Comments > The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Passes 1M Preorders; Preloads Underway?
48. No subject May 12, 2015, 22:20 Mashiki Amiketo
 
Krovven wrote on May 12, 2015, 14:16:

I don't think so. It's not like it's showing nothing. It's showing a completed percentage as it goes. The same info that is shown on the other screen.

And I see no option to change it.

If I see a download rate, and you don't. And we're both using the same version, then it's a bug isn't it.
 
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News Comments > The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Passes 1M Preorders; Preloads Underway?
33. No subject May 12, 2015, 06:14 Mashiki Amiketo
 
Quinn wrote on May 12, 2015, 04:25:
This game has been staring at me from inside my STEAM Library for about a year by now. Not sure why, but preloads always get me excited!

A few scary things, though. Have you guys seen this on Reddit? Concerns me a little, it does.

Blue, perhaps the above link is worthy news? A perceptive Reddit user noticed an obvious downgrade in graphics, Watch_Dogs style. Something in me says "Lets just wait and see." but those screenshot comparisons do look ominous.

Watch the 2GB uncompressed version of the video and the game looks fine. Actually it looks better then fine.

2GB link inside
 
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News Comments > The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Passes 1M Preorders; Preloads Underway?
23. No subject May 12, 2015, 02:16 Mashiki Amiketo
 
Krovven wrote on May 12, 2015, 02:05:
That's not what I see. I see "Downloading % (26gb)"


Sounds like a bug, and I don't see any reports of it in mantis. I'm currently using build 1.0.0.871 Bug reports should probably be filed here: http://mantis.gog.com

This comment was edited on May 12, 2015, 02:23.
 
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News Comments > The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Passes 1M Preorders; Preloads Underway?
21. Re: Out of the Blue May 12, 2015, 01:45 Mashiki Amiketo
 
Jerykk wrote on May 11, 2015, 23:48:
GOG Galaxy is pretty barebones right now. Doesn't even show download speed.

Uh...what?
 
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News Comments > GOG.com Additions
6. No subject May 11, 2015, 23:46 Mashiki Amiketo
 
The Half Elf wrote on May 11, 2015, 21:21:
I would love to play Saints Row 2, but if you have a x64 processor the game plays at super speed and I never could get the 3rd part slow down program to work properly.
I have SR2 and a x64 processor and have never experienced that. Maybe it's some x64's? I didn't have any problems playing it either on my phenomII or my current FX-6300.
 
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News Comments > The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Passes 1M Preorders; Preloads Underway?
19. No subject May 11, 2015, 23:44 Mashiki Amiketo
 
jdreyer wrote on May 11, 2015, 19:27:
It's a good point that a lot of these are probably due to it being bundled with video cards, but still that's a lot of preorders.

Pre-orders don't count towards that total in most cases. They're counted as complete sales.
 
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News Comments > etc.
6. No subject May 10, 2015, 22:48 Mashiki Amiketo
 
nin wrote on May 10, 2015, 17:22:

Insanity!

Nicely done. I've always enjoyed Jamiroquai's music. What I find absolutely hilarious is the "videos not available in your region" crap. I heard space cowboy on the radio here the other day, but no-no canuck heathen you can't watch it online...
 
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News Comments > Sunday Tech Bits
7. No subject May 10, 2015, 22:32 Mashiki Amiketo
 
DangerDog wrote on May 10, 2015, 19:55:
Yeah, I guess I was reading into it that future versions were going to be some sort of "computing in the cloud" Windows 365 type service.

As I see it for the PC market most people won't put up with it. You can get away with it in the business market, but I sure don't see your average PC user going that way. Especially PCMR folks, who will jump to a free alternative.
 
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News Comments > Into the Black
6. No subject May 9, 2015, 01:19 Mashiki Amiketo
 
Here's one from Ontario.

Truck passes a snowplow hitting another truck.

Driver of other truck later found and charged
 
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News Comments > Star Trek on GOG.com
9. No subject May 7, 2015, 13:33 Mashiki Amiketo
 
ViRGE wrote on May 7, 2015, 13:28:
Klingon Academy was vastly superior as far as gameplay goes.

On the other hand, I'm glad they've included 25th and Judgement to start things off. Those are some excellent games all-around.

Sadly I'm at the point where I think no one knows who owns the rights to KA. I'm just glad I've got a CD copy of the game and it still works so when I get the itch I can play it.
 
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News Comments > Star Trek on GOG.com
6. No subject May 7, 2015, 13:24 Mashiki Amiketo
 
Needs: Bridge Commander and Klingon Academy. I enjoyed KA way, way, way more than BC.  
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News Comments > The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Trailer
3. No subject May 7, 2015, 13:18 Mashiki Amiketo
 
Oh that's nice. I can't wait, I've been itching to play this since last year. The Ciri bit at the end was awesome though...fuck yeah.  
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
11. No subject May 7, 2015, 12:17 Mashiki Amiketo
 
Razumen wrote on May 7, 2015, 10:36:
You can't possibly be serious. You do realize the majority of Muslims in the world are peaceful, decent people right?

Well that really depends on the issue doesn't it? Especially when you look at the poll/opinion surveys and so on. And you get anywhere between 10% and 55% with open support of extremist opinions.
 
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News Comments > Wasteland 2 GotY Free Upgrade
14. No subject May 7, 2015, 12:14 Mashiki Amiketo
 
Nice I was considering a play through really soon, I guess that means I should put off until the update rolls out.  
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News Comments > AU Tax on Digital Purchases Possible
13. No subject May 7, 2015, 12:13 Mashiki Amiketo
 
theyarecomingforyou wrote on May 7, 2015, 10:49:
Online purchases should be taxed. That's the case in Europe and prices here are fine.

Wow you don't get taxed enough already? I already pay 13% tax on nearly everything I buy...not having to pay taxes on games is great in my book.
 
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News Comments > The Witcher 3 GMG Key Dispute
26. No subject May 7, 2015, 05:52 Mashiki Amiketo
 
Overon wrote on May 6, 2015, 22:54:
According to GMG statement, CD Projekt Red did not make an agreement with GMG about reselling Witcher 3. And they were not happy about that, they said that CD Projekt Red focused on GOG selling instead and didn't make GMG an approved reseller. GMG in their statement also said that they got the keys from CD Projekt approved resellers.

Here is my speculation: GMG got mad that they weren't allowed to be an approved reseller, so they bought keys from official approved resellers and are selling them at no profit or little profit (basically wholesale prices) to purposefully undercut the approved CD Projekt resellers.

They are sending a message that says "This is what happens when you don't allow us to be approved resellers, we undercut your price (even though we get little to no profit) and make you look bad, so next time you come to an agreement and let us officially be your selling partner instead of shutting us out." It's a hell of a way to do it. Companies don't like it when there is variability in the price of their item. It pisses off their approved resellers who do not want to be involved in a price war.

What do you guys think about the likelihood of my speculation?

Good theory, but I don't know of any company that can sell that low at cost. Even in the wholesale end, when I knew what the pricing structure was there's no way anyone was making 50% most of the software especially gaming had a very low markup from wholesale to reseller. Usually in the $5-10 range, sometimes less. CD Projekt though will be able to figure out where the keys came from though, once they get a few of them. And you can bet that they'll buy a sample size from GMG to figure it out.

At the price they're selling, and it's just a guess they're selling at a loss for between $10-19 per unit. Unless they're buying keys from a country that has a huge difference in currency.
 
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