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News Comments > Steam Precludes Class Action Lawsuits
152. Re: Steam Precludes Class Action Lawsuits Aug 3, 2012, 12:29 JohnnyRotten
 
Beamer wrote on Aug 2, 2012, 19:03:
This does not circumvent criminal allegations. If Valve were to come in and kill your dog the state would still press charges.

Ahh, but what if Valve killed you? Could your dog still press charges? These types of questions keep me up at night...
 
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News Comments > Steam Precludes Class Action Lawsuits
146. Re: Steam Precludes Class Action Lawsuits Aug 2, 2012, 14:23 JohnnyRotten
 
Beamer wrote on Aug 2, 2012, 11:02:
So unless there's a new engine it's an expansion pack?
Was Grand Theft Auto San Andreas an expansion pack to Vice City, which was an expansion pack to GTA3?

I think this falls under the excluded middle fallacy. There can be a middle ground here.
 
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News Comments > Steam Precludes Class Action Lawsuits
127. Re: Steam Precludes Class Action Lawsuits Aug 1, 2012, 14:24 JohnnyRotten
 
I think the current benefit of class actions is to change the behavior of companies.

Without them, you are reduced to fighting the company one at a time, and even if enough people manage to win (and collect, which is no small matter) in small claims court, it only affects the current company, not all of the others up to the same dastardly deeds.
 
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News Comments > Blizzard on Diablo III
87. Re: Blizzard on Diablo III Jul 20, 2012, 14:17 JohnnyRotten
 
Mr. Tact wrote on Jul 19, 2012, 18:29:
avianflu wrote on Jul 19, 2012, 14:48:
D3 might serve is a warning sign to other developers wanting to make mandatory-on-line, real-money-auction-house type games. Time will tell.
In what way? It sold 7 million copies.

A significant portion of those sales was the get it for free if you stay with WOW for a year.

I personally believe that this game really sold on reputation more than anything - both the Diablo product and Blizzard itself. They've done a pretty good job of burning both to the ground.

The only game in D3 this point seems to be Blizzard closing a hacker exploit, and than the hackers moving onto the next system, ad naseum.

Unfortunately, for us regular players, those nerfed systems were the game, and now, as others have posted, it's basically turned into a Korean grind fest.
 
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News Comments > Steam Summer Sale Begins
29. Re: Steam Summer Sale Begins Jul 12, 2012, 14:31 JohnnyRotten
 
Nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!  
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News Comments > Vivendi Seeking Activision Buyers
48. Re: Vivendi Seeking Activision Buyers Jul 11, 2012, 16:38 JohnnyRotten
 
Dammit, stop giving Vivendi two-fitty. Otherwise the Lochness monster, err Vivendi will keep coming around.  
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News Comments > Star Wars: The Old Republic Free Trial
21. Re: Star Wars: The Old Republic Free Trial Jul 11, 2012, 16:35 JohnnyRotten
 
Please bump our subs up so I don't get fired after the next quarterly review.

Signed,
Not John Riccitiello
 
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News Comments > Diablo III Patch
58. Re: Queue to play single player May 29, 2012, 18:03 JohnnyRotten
 
WaltC wrote on May 29, 2012, 17:45:
JohnnyRotten wrote on May 29, 2012, 16:32:
Holy crap, I'm in a queue to play single player.

That's gotta be a new low...

Nah...That's Blizzard's new security paradigm. Company figures if you are attempting to play single player, but are actually in a queue waiting to play single-player--you should be un-hackable. I think they may be on to something--if they suspend play for everyone, and put everyone in a perpetual queue--then it's barely possible that nobody would be getting hacked. Hmmmm.....


Ahh, the meta game in the game. Now I understand...
 
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News Comments > Diablo III Patch
36. Queue to play single player May 29, 2012, 16:32 JohnnyRotten
 
Holy crap, I'm in a queue to play single player.

That's gotta be a new low...
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
16. Re: Out of the Blue May 29, 2012, 13:53 JohnnyRotten
 
kanniballl wrote on May 29, 2012, 09:13:
The cop thing kind of surprises me... not that he was speeding, but that he got his job back afterwards.
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That is the standard practice. It is almost impossible to fire a cop with a union backing him. You can dig up dozens of stories like this from just the last two years.

 
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News Comments > Diablo III Hacking?
103. Re: Diablo III Hacking? May 21, 2012, 17:57 JohnnyRotten
 
I can't wait for the character rollback, even for toons who only ever used in sp.

Good times.
 
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News Comments > Diablo III Launch Events
74. Re: Diablo III Launch Events Apr 27, 2012, 11:46 JohnnyRotten
 
deqer wrote on Apr 26, 2012, 17:10:
Darks wrote on Apr 26, 2012, 13:41:
Blizzard could make a Diablo 4 and put a scoop of poop in it and you'd still buy it.

Can I get two scoops?
 
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News Comments > Microsoft Not Dropping GFWL
65. Re: Microsoft Not Dropping GFWL Apr 19, 2012, 18:08 JohnnyRotten
 
theyarecomingforyou wrote on Apr 19, 2012, 07:04:
Dev wrote on Apr 17, 2012, 19:21:
Ok wait, your reason for liking Metro is because it shows the ALL PROGRAMS list in the classic XP style?
Does this look like the XP style All Programs list? No, it doesn't. Metro is nothing like the "classic XP style".

Holy crap what a mess
 
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News Comments > Evening Legal Briefs
6. Re: Evening Legal Briefs Jan 31, 2012, 16:46 JohnnyRotten
 
And so, once again, pirates have a better experience then paying customers.

The paying customer can't resell the game.

The pirate can*.

* Although one could make the point that the pirate can *give* it away as well...
 
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News Comments > Ubi DRM Thwarts Review
53. Re: Ubi DRM Thwarts Review Jan 17, 2012, 16:31 JohnnyRotten
 
nin wrote on Jan 17, 2012, 09:07:
Finally installed Origin so I could launch my copy of Madden 2008 for PC. Game wouldn't launch. Kept asking for a username/password, but kept failing with a can't "contact the registration" server.

I'd be surprised if they still had those servers running. EA is notorious for sunsetting products.

This wasn't a request to sign in to any kind of Madden online server - this was the main EA Auth servers. I was just trying to launch the game, not start any kind of multi-player match.

EDIT: This is also Origin specific - the game worked fine until they wrapped the Origin client around all their digital downloads.
 
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News Comments > Ubi DRM Thwarts Review
38. Re: Ubi DRM Thwarts Review Jan 16, 2012, 19:42 JohnnyRotten
 
Creston wrote on Jan 16, 2012, 14:08:
Steam's "Preparing to launch" thing is horseshit. WTF are you preparing, Steam? A fucking sandwich??

Creston

My solution to this problem has been to delete all the directx files for all my steam games. This seems to get the steam tool to jump right past the "preparing to launch" shite.

For some reason, on my computer, it seems to think that the DirectX/physX/whatthefuckX stuff needs to be re-installed on every launch.

And to hijack the thread slightly (we seem to have wandered a bit anyway), I ran into a nice little DRM problem myself today.

Finally installed Origin so I could launch my copy of Madden 2008 for PC. Game wouldn't launch. Kept asking for a username/password, but kept failing with a can't "contact the registration" server. After dancing around with support for about 2 hours, I was told that this problem was known (since May!) and wasn't going away. However, I was free to go away.

5 minutes later, I had the crack downloaded and the game running. I'm seriously getting tired of having to expose my computer (and home network) to the risk of malware that could be in cracks just to use the product I lawfully purchased.

Fucking DRM.

 
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News Comments > Op Ed
47. Re: Op Ed Jan 2, 2012, 22:29 JohnnyRotten
 
Flatline wrote on Jan 1, 2012, 15:34:
And in doing so, it's sounding the horn to rally all the other bullying, hate-filled people to join the cause. Makes it easier to identify them.

Yahtzee
 
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News Comments > Mobilization
13. Re: Mobilization Dec 28, 2011, 19:31 JohnnyRotten
 
Dades wrote on Dec 28, 2011, 17:44:
Beamer wrote on Dec 28, 2011, 17:36:
Why should they what? You're missing the point. The question is "why isn't there consumer interest if it's a good product?"

You're the one missing the point. Being not terrible when your competitors are both great and entrenched isn't enough. ...

Agree completely.

I'd like to add that anything MS does that is perceived as "consumer friendly" is really about control through a walled garden. Manufacturers and carriers don't have the option to customize the device, because that customization might move the consumer away from the MS monetization ecosystem

I also believe that the huge consumer distrust of anything Microsoft doesn't help them either.
 
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News Comments > World of Warcraft Mists of Pandaria Announced
63. Re: World of Warcraft Mists of Pandaria Announced Oct 23, 2011, 14:07 JohnnyRotten
 
Fion wrote on Oct 22, 2011, 16:05:
...and fist fighting each other

Ummm... Kung Fu?
 
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News Comments > Netflix Renames DVD Rental Service, Adds Video Games
54. Re: Netflix Renames DVD Rental Service, Adds Video Games Sep 19, 2011, 17:31 JohnnyRotten
 
Verno wrote on Sep 19, 2011, 13:35:
You can't put a price on bad PR either. The Netflix brand was consumer adored before this incident, they bungled the whole thing from start to finish. It hurts future promotions that could potentially have any negative impact to the consumer and it's going to be very expensive to get that trust back.

Yeah, the bloom appears to be off the rose here. It would seem that they've lost the trust of the community, and that could be a killer for them in the long term.

IMHO, the better approach at the onset would have been to talk to the customer about the problem of rising prices for content leasing versus the subscription cost. Create a sense of "them vs. us" that the community could have embraced on the same side as the company.

Instead, we get a marketing email framed as an apology in which they basically announce they're doubling down on their first mistake with the Qwikster rollout.

Their approach and tone seems to have created the "them vs. us", but putting the company and the customers on opposite sides of the fence.

Not to smart, IMHO.

 
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