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News Comments > Out of the Blue

4. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 25, 2019, 12:45 Deathbishop
I went to the parade once when I was very young and the only clear memory I have other than the balloons is freezing my butt off for hours standing in what must have been 35 degree temps.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue

7. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 17, 2019, 14:52 Deathbishop
If you haven't already, watch the ESPN 30 for 30 O.J., Made in America. Goes into the behind the scenes of the entire day, including how NBCSports was virtually powerless to not show the bronco chase (the look on Costas face tells it all). What's wild is there were multiple sporting moments that happen on that day and the bronco chase superceeded all of it. Riley even got a question about it in the press conference after the game.  
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News Comments > Diablo on, More Blizzard Classics to Follow

15. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 7, 2019, 12:54 Deathbishop
CJ_Parker wrote on Mar 7, 2019, 10:35:

Nice move by Blizztard to open up their catalog to GOG. This means that the only assholes left who are keeping all of their shitty games exclusive to their own store are fucking Valve!

Actually they still are. They are not letting GoG sell games that are still being sold on like Diablo 2.

GoG has become the dumping ground for some devs that want to make a few bucks off of titles that the market has completely discarded.
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News Comments > Out of the Blue

4. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 14, 2019, 12:44 Deathbishop
Speaking as someone who has a dog that had frequent diarrhea, the blood in it may not be as serious as it appears. Basically as a dog (and even humans) goes a lot and strains, it causes the lining inside to rupture and cause bleeding. Still need to get it checked out though to make sure it's not anything more serious.  
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News Comments > Blizzard on Vanilla WoW Shutdown

16. Re: Blizzard on Vanilla WoW Shutdown Apr 26, 2016, 12:49 Deathbishop
Cutter wrote on Apr 26, 2016, 12:32:
Yifes wrote on Apr 26, 2016, 12:11:
Kxmode wrote on Apr 26, 2016, 12:05:
It is now very clear to me that their number one driving force isnít their fan base, itís money.

That's the number one driving force behind every company. Pretty naive of you to think otherwise.

No, it's not actually. Not every company is some heartless corporation that only gives a a shit about the bottom line. Actiblizz just happens to be one of them.

To say they couldn't license this out is complete and utter bullshit.

Of course they could license it out. But consider two things a) is Nostalrius going to pony up the cash for said license (I'm sure it ain't going to be cheap) especially since they are not getting subscriptions from the server and b) Blizzard is going to want some sort of control or rules that govern that server considering it is ultimately their IP and they have every right to it.

Of course it's about money. It's also about protecting their intellectual rights. If you owned a property as valuable as Warcraft, you would do the same.
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News Comments > EA Launches Origin Access Subscriptions

48. Re: EA Launches Origin Access Subscriptions Jan 13, 2016, 11:08 Deathbishop
I don't understand those that are ragging on this. Similar services make loads of money (xbox live, netflix, etc) doing the exact same thing and people love it. Plus $5 is pretty cheap for what it is.  
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News Comments > Fallout 4 Shipped 12M on Day One

34. Re: Fallout 4 Shipped 12M on Day One Nov 13, 2015, 12:38 Deathbishop
I really don't know what people expect from a Bethesda published game by now. It wasn't going to be radically different from 3 and if you knew that going in, it's actually a very good game.  
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News Comments > Another Steam User Record

14. Re: Another Steam User Record Oct 26, 2015, 12:51 Deathbishop
killer_roach wrote on Oct 26, 2015, 12:40:
Cutter wrote on Oct 26, 2015, 12:10:
Steam has been getting worse for years. A shitty, bloated UI that sees little change except for the worse. Virtually non-existent CS. Sales that have sucked for years now. A useless return policy. On and on it goes. By virtue of their size they remain. Start a competing service that's as bad as they are and you'd never survive now. And it's only because the publishers with their own platforms are too stupid and greedy to compete with Steam that it remains viable.

The biggest thing is that, as a company, Valve has accumulated a lot of good will among the PC gaming community (for some reason - I can't figure it out myself). Origin routinely gets slagged for less because EA has little positive reputation., for all its faults, is frequently praised - mostly because of Blizzard's reputation. UPlay - see Origin, only with less positive to say about the service.

That's why I'm thoroughly convinced that the only company that could legitimately make an honest rival to Steam would be GOG/CD Projekt RED.

You can't be a serious competitor when 2/3rds of all game publishers won't even consider selling their game on your platform due to DRM-Free.
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News Comments > Star Citizen's $900 Ship

9. Re: Star Citizen's $900 Ship Sep 30, 2015, 09:16 Deathbishop
I think if this collapses unto itself the biggest blow will be to kickstarted projects in general, which already has a shaky reputation for delivering unfinished projects. Specifically high dollar stretch goal projects.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue

14. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 21, 2015, 13:25 Deathbishop
Mets got crushed but that's on them. This Harvey debacle is funny and pathetic at the same time.  
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News Comments > Victor Vran Released

11. Re: Victor Vran Released Jul 24, 2015, 13:01 Deathbishop
GoG users are losing their mind because you have to actually log into your GoG account in game to get the exclusive extras.  
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News Comments > Op Ed

24. Re: Op Ed May 21, 2015, 13:11 Deathbishop
It's hard to think of GoG as competition to Steam when they only carry a third of what Steam carries. Steam has it's faults, I don't think anyone would disagree with that but when I usually see people bitching about Steam it's because they had some sort of issue or couldn't buy a game they wanted/etc. That's how most people view Steam, in the prism of how has it impacted you personally in your buying and playing games. Yes competition is good but I've got a pretty decent library, been with Steam for 10 years and I never, ever had any issue running any game I ever purchased from them. That's really all that matters to me and I assume the average PC gamer. Can I buy the game and play it now, tomorrow and whenever I want. So far the answer with Steam has been yes.  
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News Comments > Steam Game Bans

49. Re: Steam Game Bans Apr 30, 2015, 17:12 Deathbishop
I still don't understand why this is any different from before. The only difference here is Valve isn't making the decision. The dev is but the decision must still be executed by Valve. I also have seen 0 reference to single player bans or outright bans of accessing the game period.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue

9. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 19, 2015, 12:45 Deathbishop
New York City is not a hotbed of college athletics

Yet teams like Duke fill the Garden whenever they play up there. Plus wasn't the Big East Tournament the 'event' when it was running at MSG?
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News Comments > Hatred Gets Steam Redlight

68. Re: Hatred Gets Steam Redlight Dec 16, 2014, 13:07 Deathbishop
The anger at Steam over this is laughable. It's their store, they can sell what they please. Plenty of stores (digital and retail) choose not to sell certain things, it doesn't stop people from shopping there.

IMO it's just another reason to bag on Valve if you are anti-steam, regardless of whether you agree with the issue at hand or not.
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News Comments > Op Ed

16. Re: Op Ed Dec 2, 2014, 13:10 Deathbishop
Creston wrote on Dec 2, 2014, 12:55:
jdreyer wrote on Dec 2, 2014, 12:29:

The game is paid for now.

I'm not sure that's the case. This is a massive game with a massive scope and massive team they keep adding to.

Well, but that's kind of the whole point. They've gotten 65 million in funding, and that SHOULD be enough to make the game largely as they've promised it so far. That's how a crowd-funded game works. If you give us X amount of money, we can make game Y. But according to Roberts, the only way the game will get made is ***if*** people keep dumping money into it. People have given 65X money, but apparently even though that was supposed to fund 65Y game, it's not actually doing that. It's funding a portion of 65Y, and 65Y only gets made if more funds come in.

It's so far from the concept of how a crowd-funded game should work, it really shouldn't even be called that anymore.

I agree, Roberts can continually move the goalposts by saying more funding is needed because the scope never ends. He can put these ships up for ridiculous amounts of money and keep on expanding the scope because it's a virtual guarantee he will get the money. That's why people think it's a joke. Why should he put an end goal and just finish what they have if people won't stop throwing money at him.
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News Comments > WoW Re-Passes 10M Subscribers

40. Re: WoW Re-Passes 10M Subscribers Nov 20, 2014, 12:46 Deathbishop
They say they sold 3.3 million in the first 24 hours that the expac was live. Most of the current subs pre-bought WoD so it makes sense that they have gained subs since the last sub announcement and the sell through put them over 10m. A lot of people have resubbed to the game prior to the expac (most for patch 6.0 which came out in October).  
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News Comments > Blizzard Announces Overwatch

57. Re: Blizzard Announces Overwatch Nov 8, 2014, 07:53 Deathbishop
Everyone said Hearthstone was 'just another CCG' and we see how that's going for them.

Some seriously jaded people up in here. This is a new Blizzard IP with the next iteration of TF2 to boot. They might as well start printing money now.
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News Comments > Facepunch Announces Riftlight; Defends Rust

25. Re: Facepunch Announces Riftlight; Defends Rust Jul 28, 2014, 17:25 Deathbishop
PropheT wrote on Jul 28, 2014, 16:42:
Quboid wrote on Jul 28, 2014, 16:04:
I think what he meant is that Rust is funded. They have met the budget they require to finish the game and presumably did so quite some time ago. At this point, people buying Rust on Early Access are buying a product, not funding a creation. The analogy doesn't really stand up to further scrutiny, as you say.

I'm sure that's what he meant, I'm just not convinced it's actually true when it seems the same as being a late Kickstarter backer who buys into a project after it has already hit its funding goal like you point out.

When the product that you got when you originally purchased an early access game may not even resemble what you get when it's ultimately finished, I'm not sure how else to justify taking the money other than selling a promise of a later product...especially since the original product tends to cease being available as the updates progress.

Prez wrote on Jul 28, 2014, 16:09:
Actually you ARE funding Dominoes when you buy a pizza. You are supplying them revenue they need to keep operating aren't you?

Kind of depends on how you look at it, but I suppose you could definitely argue that you help purchase the components necessary to complete the pizza and then they build it for you based in part on the funds provided.

The problem to me is that if you go further to make it like gaming, you gave them the money expecting pepperoni and they give you some uncooked dough to get started, and then deliver a cookie pizza a year later after telling you their plans changed.

Rust is the game that should have had the gaming press asking real questions about Early Access, after making millions based on a product they had out and then going back to the drawing board with all the money afterward...but instead, this.

I disagree. If you go to the Steam page, it tells you right there in the blue section. This early access game may or may not change significantly over the course of development. They are telling you up front that the game can and probably will change, that's the risk you take with early access.

That's what I meant when I said people don't really understand or have a very different expectation (even when it's spelled out otherwise) of what early access is.
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News Comments > Facepunch Announces Riftlight; Defends Rust

13. Re: Facepunch Announces Riftlight; Defends Rust Jul 28, 2014, 12:41 Deathbishop
I think the problem here is a lot of people buy early access games without knowing exactly what that means. You're entitled to what you buy, namely alpha/beta access to a game that more than likely is highly unfinished. Somewhere along the way people have construed early access to mean the same thing as being kickstarted and that's not true at all.  
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