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News Comments > Fallout 4 DLC Plans; Season Pass Price Jump
19. Re: Fallout 4 DLC Plans; Season Pass Price Jump Feb 16, 2016, 19:48 NKD
 
descender wrote on Feb 16, 2016, 18:12:
If you support/purchase any Season Pass DLC you are far too stupid for words.

Has there ever even been one that ended up being a "good deal" with enough content to justify that type of advanced pricing?

There have been quite a few but it doesn't change the fact that it's still buying something sight unseen and not necessarily a smart purchase.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Legal Briefs
10. Re: Saturday Legal Briefs Feb 13, 2016, 17:56 NKD
 
I don't believe anyone who says they pirate a game, play it, and then buy it if they are satisfied. Yeah, maybe they buy it on a Steam sale 2 years later when they want to re-play it, but they aren't slapping down $50-60 when it really counts in the first critical couple weeks of sales. It's too tempting to find excuses to not pay for it once you've already had it for free.

The bottom line is that people pirate because it's easy to do, usually doesn't get you caught, and if caught, only gets you a sternly worded letter from your ISP. And most importantly, because people like free shit.

I've always found the PC community's attitude towards piracy funny. If a developer or publisher complains about piracy, everyone freaks out and pretends it's not really a thing and there's no way it could impact sales and please oh god don't abandon the PC platform you assholes.

But then a few days later they are justifying why it's actually okay to pirate games.

Look, I don't give a shit if you pirate games. I've done it myself in the past. But don't try and justify your shit. You either just wanted free shit or didn't want to wait for a sale. There's no situation in which pirating a game is the moral choice. Sure, the consequences both to you and the developer are minimal and you're not exactly eating babies, and MAYBE you even pay for it later. But it's not justifiable.

Developers are putting out a product and asking a price for that product. Your choice is either to buy the product, or not buy it. If you're not comfortable with the price, or are not certain you'll be getting your money's worth, your only legitimate choice is to neither purchase nor play the title.

The developers are not entitled to your money, but neither are you entitled to play their game. Stop pretending otherwise.
 
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News Comments > Into the Black
2. Re: Into the Black Feb 11, 2016, 22:07 NKD
 
Please particle physicist Reagle, tell us more.  
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News Comments > Blade & Soul Patched; Passes 2M Users
4. Re: Blade & Soul Patched; Passes 2M Users Feb 11, 2016, 15:04 NKD
 
Yeah, not really impressed by a couple million (cumulative) players for an F2P. There's literally no barrier to entry, no buy in. It's easy to get that for any F2P that has semi-competent marketing.

2 million would be an impressive number if it were subscribers. But as usual, in 6 months to a year, it's going to be a ghost town with a bunch of server merges.

The thing is with an F2P the number of players is really an irrelevant metric anyway. All that matters is the amount of sales in the cash shop. A game with less players can be a lot more successful financially if it is structured to milk those players for more money.

A player who buys nothing in the cash shop is literally a liability.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
7. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 11, 2016, 12:33 NKD
 
I grew disinterested in competitive gaming a long time ago. It's too much of a timesink. You have to spend a ton of time getting good at the game, and then you have to spend a ton of time to STAY good. Especially in games that re-balance frequently or have new iterations.

But all that time means less time spent on all the other games that come out that I want to play. I don't want to be one of those morons who has rarely played a game other than League of Legends in the last 3 years but still calls myself a gamer.

 
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News Comments > HITMAN's Steep Specs
6. Re: HITMAN's Steep Specs Feb 10, 2016, 18:40 NKD
 
Slick wrote on Feb 10, 2016, 18:02:
It's a sad state of affairs when a 4 year old mid-range GPU and a 6 year old CPU is considered "steep".

Yeah it really is.

 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
27. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 9, 2016, 20:52 NKD
 
nin wrote on Feb 9, 2016, 09:08:
Mr. Tact wrote on Feb 9, 2016, 08:58:
Cutter wrote on Feb 8, 2016, 23:22:
Well sometimes people in rural areas like to go out too so what are their alternatives?
Designated driver? Drink less? If you want to live in BFE, there are pros and there are cons...

See here (post 45 and before). He wants the government to provide him a ride home, no joke.




Holy shit hahahah.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
21. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 9, 2016, 00:28 NKD
 
Am I seeing defense of drunk driving on Blue's?  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
23. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 8, 2016, 00:48 NKD
 
Cam Newton once again proves he can't keep his fucking cool. Once he gets fucked over a few times he'll learn some humility and be a better player for it.  
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News Comments > H1Z1 Becomes Two Games
1. Re: H1Z1 Becomes Two Games Feb 5, 2016, 15:09 NKD
 
Their development over there already seemed incredibly spread thin. I don't think this is a good sign.  
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
3. Re: Swatting Feb 2, 2016, 12:33 NKD
 
Guilfoil confirmed that Melrose police followed "established protocols" to choose a de-escalated response of normal police officers

She was lucky that she lives in an area with sane police officers who respond to non-legit sounding calls in a less confrontational manner.

People go through all kinds of mental gymnastics to try and justify why today every low-crime suburban town needs a heavily armed SWAT team when just 20 years ago they existed primarily in major cities.

When you're given a fancy and powerful toy you don't really need, the temptation to use it at every chance just to justify its existence is just too great. This isn't exclusive to police, or the military. It's true in every day life as well.
 
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News Comments > Over 1M Blade & Soul Players
4. Re: Over 1M Blade & Soul Players Jan 25, 2016, 23:03 NKD
 
Tipsy McStagger wrote on Jan 25, 2016, 20:30:
ColoradoHoudini wrote on Jan 25, 2016, 20:12:
I'm over here wondering what a new MMO could do to totally shake up the industry and captivate people like how we first felt.

I had hopes for EQ Next, but apparently that game is vaporware?

A huge Cyberpunk game, easily accessible like WoW, fun like Wildstar, leveling like GW2, and world events like Rift.

Or not follow the same shitty leveling system that every game does.... They're all clones.

Yep... CCP was doing World of Darkness MMORPG, which would have been more of a PvP-centric political game, but they couldn't get their shit together long enough to ship it. Since that was cancelled, there just aren't any MMOs worth mentioning in the works.

It's entirely Korean imports or shitty Kickstarter fodder that will never work because they've underestimated how expensive MMOs are to make.
 
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News Comments > No Mods for The Division; PC Specs Revealed
7. Re: No Mods for The Division; PC Specs Revealed Jan 22, 2016, 23:05 NKD
 
SLI support and ability to easily disable mouse accel is a good sign. Also no artificial FPS cap.  
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
1. Re: Evening Tech Bits Jan 22, 2016, 08:57 NKD
 
HBM2 cards will be able to pack wacky amounts of RAM. I wonder if NVIDIA is gonna go all the way and put 32GB on its Titan replacement.  
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News Comments > Mortal Kombat X DLC Skipping PC; Backlash Ensues
13. Re: Mortal Kombat DLC Skipping PC; Backlash Ensues Jan 21, 2016, 18:14 NKD
 
necrosis wrote on Jan 21, 2016, 14:13:
NKD wrote on Jan 21, 2016, 14:01:
MKX hasn't had a community on the PC for a long time. I can see why they wouldn't want to bother. Sucks for the die-hards who were still hanging on though.
I have to say though. Is the reason there is no PC community their own doing because of shitty net code and bugged to hell launch?

Yeah pretty much. They botched it from the beginning.
 
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News Comments > Mortal Kombat X DLC Skipping PC; Backlash Ensues
8. Re: Mortal Kombat DLC Skipping PC; Backlash Ensues Jan 21, 2016, 14:01 NKD
 
MKX hasn't had a community on the PC for a long time. I can see why they wouldn't want to bother. Sucks for the die-hards who were still hanging on though.  
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News Comments > Homeworld: Deserts of Kharak Released
12. Re: Homeworld: Deserts of Kharak Released Jan 21, 2016, 10:10 NKD
 
yuastnav wrote on Jan 21, 2016, 08:49:
Unfortunately they decided to let the AI cheat instead of putting any real work into it and this is what we get.

You know I really get tired of seeing this shit. There are a lot of really smart people out there working on AI for gaming applications, but there are a lot of hurdles.

You know how up until a few years ago, you needed a really powerful machine to reliably beat a skilled human at something as simple as chess? Now take chess, add 20 new pieces, remove the predefined movement grid, and make it realtime. Add another player or 3 or 4 while you're at it as well. Oh, and you have to actually run the game and render the shit at the same time, on a $1000 PC.

There's the problem with developing AI for RTS, and why RTS has always been primarily a player versus player affair. Similar problems arise for just about any AI in a realtime game. You can do a bit better with turn-based games since you can allow more time for computation and deal with things discretely rather than continuously. But you're still dealing with needing algorithms way more complicated than for chess.

Oh, and you can never reuse those algorithms because no two games are the same.

It's not a matter of laziness or misplaced focus, it's just a massive technical cockblock that will not be conquered with conventional computing.
 
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
6. Re: Evening Metaverse - Brave Jan 21, 2016, 07:40 NKD
 
Bub wrote on Jan 21, 2016, 07:21:
Right, how many PC users happen to have Visual C installed?

Can't believe this bunch of yuppies can't be bothered to generate a windows executable download.

They probably don't want a bunch of dumbasses who have no business downloading early dev builds doing so and complaining that it isn't 100% functional yet.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
9. Re: Morning Metaverse Jan 21, 2016, 07:19 NKD
 
InBlack wrote on Jan 21, 2016, 07:13:
NKD wrote on Jan 21, 2016, 06:43:
InBlack wrote on Jan 21, 2016, 02:54:
The people who are really running this shitshow are not on TV or in any government or subject to Putin or his cronies. Those are the people you should be concerned about...

Who would that be? The Illuminati?

Why the bait? Or do you deny something that Forbes publishes yearly? I don't fall for conspiracy theories. Here is the Forbes 500 list, so you can have a look at it yourself.

Forbes 500

If you don't believe that these people are ultimately the ones influncing politics worldwide (mostly through US policy, where campaign and lobby dollars is the name of the game) I've got a bridge to sell you, dirt cheap.

It just seemed to be where you were going with it. But yes, money is the universal fuel. You can't do anything without money and you can do the most when you have the most money. I'm not really sure why you're even trying to argue with me to be honest, as you've said nothing I disagree with. I just pointed out that Putin's buddies over in Russia own a wacky variety of shit. Diversity like crazy.
 
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
4. Re: Evening Metaverse Jan 21, 2016, 07:10 NKD
 
Will keep an eye on this. As someone already mentioned, former Mozilla CTO/CEO is running this project apparently. Firefox served me well back in the day, so the guy must have at least some clue what he's doing.  
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