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News Comments > Epic Calls for UWP to Open Up or Die
29. Re: Epic Calls for UWP to Open Up or Die Mar 4, 2016, 13:27 NKD
 
For what it's worth (not much) Phil Spencer has responded to Tim Sweeney on Twitter and says that this platform will be open for any storefront to use, and not just the Windows Store. Link here  
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News Comments > Epic Calls for UWP to Open Up or Die
11. Re: Epic Calls for UWP to Open Up or Die Mar 4, 2016, 11:13 NKD
 
Can we go back to MS forgetting that PC gaming exists?  
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News Comments > Mass Effect Andromeda Delayed
25. Re: Mass Effect Andromeda Delayed Mar 2, 2016, 15:11 NKD
 
rudra wrote on Mar 2, 2016, 09:54:
didnt a bunch of team leaders leave bioware a few months ago as well? not looking good

Bit of an overstatement.

A senior development director left. They basically write up schedules and what not. It's not really a position where a project is left in disarray or ruined if they change hands. It's essentially a logistics position.

The lead writer leaving is more interesting, but that's not really critical either. Someone could easily pick up and resume that work. And it would be hard for the writing on Mass Effect to get any worse anyway.

Other than that, I haven't heard of anyone else of note leaving.
 
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News Comments > HTC Vive Preorders This Morning
5. Re: HTC Vive Preorders This Morning Feb 29, 2016, 10:34 NKD
 
Not really seeing much for me in the Vive. I'm not interested in standing up and walking 3 inches around the cluttered glorified closet my computer sits in so that advantage is kind of void. I'm also not really interested in using some weird controllers for gimmicky games. I just want the head tracking and immersion.

Just not enough to justify the huge price premium over the Rift. Even the Rift is probably too expensive to justify at the moment. We'll see what reviews of the final products say.
 
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News Comments > New Heroes of the Storm Matchmaking Rules
2. Re: New Heroes of the Storm Matchmaking Rules Feb 25, 2016, 10:48 NKD
 
Solid change.  
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News Comments > Insurgency: Sandstorm Announced
5. Re: Insurgency: Sandstorm Announced Feb 23, 2016, 15:21 NKD
 
Song name?  
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News Comments > HTC Vive in April for $799
57. Re: HTC Vive in April for $799 Feb 21, 2016, 23:47 NKD
 
TheEmissary wrote on Feb 21, 2016, 20:06:
NKD wrote on Feb 21, 2016, 19:57:
Never understood why some people were under the impression this thing was going to be cheaper than Oculus.

There is no cheap access point for VR at all. If you want to go Gear VR its $99 + $700-800 phone. If you want Oculus Rift its $599 + ~1500 PC that can run this. The Vive is $799 + ~1500 PC again.

So your looking at between $1000 (phone) or 2.5K (highend PC) for a VR capable system. Thats not mainstream yet. These headsets were treated like they would be affordable for about the cost of a next generation console. It was really how they set the expectations.

No, it's definitely not mainstream. I think Sony's offering will be the "cheap" entry point, but even that is going to cost a bit, and will probably have the weakest specs. For Oculus at least, and probably HTC, this is expensive hardware sold at cost. The idea is to get early adopters to be the evangelists for the technology, and also find out what people like and dislike about it. But they need to show us what the technology is capable of.

These headsets needs to impress people if they are going to carve out a place in the market. You don't impress by releasing half-ass hardware at a cheap price. That'll get the technology dismissed as people say "Well, maybe they'll have the tech figured out in another 10 years." Yes, you might get more sales, or even turn a profit on the hardware. But that'll be the last generation of that hardware you sell because people will be underwhelmed.
 
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News Comments > HTC Vive in April for $799
44. Re: HTC Vive in April for $799 Feb 21, 2016, 19:57 NKD
 
Never understood why some people were under the impression this thing was going to be cheaper than Oculus.  
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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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