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News Comments > EA Says Visceral's Cancelled Star Wars Game Was Too Linear
28. Re: EA Says Visceral's Cancelled Star Wars Game Was Too Linear Nov 30, 2017, 08:47 Verno
 
Sepharo wrote on Nov 29, 2017, 21:52:
CJ_Parker wrote on Nov 29, 2017, 21:09:
Sepharo wrote on Nov 29, 2017, 20:51:
What fools.

Whether it's Witcher Star Wars, Mass Effect Star Wars, Dead Space Star Wars... we don't give a fuck. People just want a AAA single-player Star Wars (C)RPG. Come the fuck on.

Err... the Visceral game was gonna be Uncharted Star Wars or Tomb Raider Star Wars (but even shallower probably) and not a (C)RPG.

Oh I might be confusing this with the SW bounty hunter game that was talked about years ago.

Yeah I think you're thinking of Star Wars 1313. It was sort of an action adventure title with some quasi open world elements. Looked like an interesting concept but I can't remember if it really made it into proper production or not.
 
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News Comments > EA Still Wants Microtransactions in Star Wars Battlefront II
19. Re: EA Still Wants Microtransactions in Star Wars Battlefront II Nov 29, 2017, 12:25 Verno
 
jdreyer wrote on Nov 29, 2017, 11:45:
Or they could, you know, not have a fucking progression system at all. Then everyone has access to all weapons and abilities regardless of time played. The only reason to have a progression system at all is to entice the player to spend more money.

It's a gameplay mechanic designed to extract cash.

I wish that was still possible but you get stockholm syndrome gamers who need their XP hits and constant rewards to keep playing and actively bitch if they're taken away. The best we can hope for now is just something benign that doesn't affect balance.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
5. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 29, 2017, 12:22 Verno
 
Surprised to see no comment about Eli's benching in OOTB today. He's had his problems over the years but when you look at what hes had to work with, I think he's done just fine. Took the news like a champ too.  
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
2. Re: Morning Metaverse Nov 29, 2017, 10:54 Verno
 
The Andy Rubin thing was apparently a good old fashioned office romance with an underling, not a sexual assault or some crazy pedo shit.  
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News Comments > EA Still Wants Microtransactions in Star Wars Battlefront II
1. Re: EA Still Wants Microtransactions in Star Wars Battlefront II Nov 29, 2017, 10:51 Verno
 
"We pulled-off on the MTX because the real issue the consumer had was they felt it was a pay-to-win mechanic," he added. "The reality is: there's different types of players in games. Some people have more money than time, and some people have more time than money, and you want to always balance those two.

Hahaha what the fuck? No you don't have to balance them. In a game that is primarily a MP experience the asshole who just wants to destroy balance through purchases should NOT be allowed to do that. Fuck that shit. You want to "balance" them by giving that idiot some cosmetics to throw his money at so that he feels better about himself while not pissing off everyone else who bought the game.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
1. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 28, 2017, 11:20 Verno
 
One of my favorites and something I wouldn't mind seeing a sequel to. Any other year it would've won Best Picture but it was up against Return of the King that year IIRC. I can't believe that was 14 years ago already, god I'm old. I rewatched it a few months ago and still thoroughly enjoyed it.

I think I will pick up the book series that the movie is based on sometime, perhaps a good Christmas list opportunity.
 
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News Comments > Square Enix on the Future of Deus Ex
1. Re: Square Enix on the Future of Deus Ex Nov 28, 2017, 10:23 Verno
 
I'm OK with it going on a break for awhile. Mankind Divided was good and featured some of the best level design I've seen in awhile but I feel like they need some time to think about where to take it next. The story continues to be a bit of stumbling block for them too and they were a bit hamstrung by choosing to go the prequel route. I hope next time they do something where they can work loosely with the same universe but start to do some original stuff.  
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News Comments > Destiny 2 Free Trial Tomorrow
16. Re: Destiny 2 Free Trial Tomorrow Nov 28, 2017, 10:03 Verno
 
Jagacademy wrote on Nov 28, 2017, 09:56:
If I wanted to play this crap I'd own a Playstation.

The Playstation has way better games than this though.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
15. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 28, 2017, 08:56 Verno
 
Google and Facebook are responsible for the majority of ad revenue and news aggregation these days. The problem is that they don't seem interested in actually producing anything original. So the magazines and papers are trying to stay current with less than half of the revenue while their originally produced content gets plundered by silicon valley. I have a buddy who is an old school journalist and its rough. This is in a time where quality, journalistic content should be even more important.

Sadly people don't care anymore, they just want quick shot video crap or buzzfeed style headlines.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
2. Re: Morning Metaverse Nov 27, 2017, 13:23 Verno
 
Hah yeah, I don't care what highs it hits, I am not touching Bitcoin. It's pure speculation and I like my investments much safer than that.  
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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
3. Re: Morning Mobilization Nov 27, 2017, 13:16 Verno
 
I always used to take notes by hand then revise my notes and test myself. I can't imagine doing it by laptop, too many distractions and it removes you too much from the material and discussion.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
5. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 23, 2017, 12:58 Verno
 
Damn dropping the hammer in Minnesota but good for Essentia with that flu shot nonsense. Glad it's mandatory considering the kind of work they're in.

Happy Thanksgiving Creston and everyone else
 
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News Comments > Report: Gazillion Firing Staff; Ending Marvel Heroes Even Earlier
5. Re: Report: Gazillion Firing Staff; Ending Marvel Heroes Even Earlier Nov 23, 2017, 12:52 Verno
 
jacobvandy wrote on Nov 23, 2017, 12:26:
That sucks. It's one thing to be told the party's over, it's last call, get your shit together soon... But then you're sacked 5 weeks early with no severance or anything? Time to lawyer up, if there's anyone left to sue.

Yeah that's brutal, definitely worth talking to an attorney.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
17. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 23, 2017, 09:07 Verno
 
jdreyer wrote on Nov 22, 2017, 19:09:
Sugary foods are much more strongly hawked compared to salt. Sugar is also associated with a lot more diseases compared to salt. Restrict sugar first, then assess.

How exactly will taxing or restricting sugar help? How do you even implement this? There are a plethora of sugar-like additives on the market that are also heavily subsidized. It is far too easy for manufacturers to simply switch to something else that has the same overall effect on blood sugar levels.

Also historically trying to fuck with salt/sugar has contributed to social unrest so I'm not even sure this is a good idea in the first place. People will see it as a punishment or social injustice and that's how companies will pitch it. I think a better starting point is the subsidies and going after the companies responsible directly.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
8. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 22, 2017, 13:43 Verno
 
I guess we tax salt too while we're at it? Didn't work out too well in the past when governments tried it

Regulation, taxation or education? I don't know if taxing sugar is necessary but regulation on the other hand, I am coming around on that. It's hard enough to get DV measurements for it on the side of boxes.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
7. Re: Morning Metaverse Nov 22, 2017, 13:13 Verno
 
Simon Says wrote on Nov 22, 2017, 13:03:
The 2 elections can't be compared. US citizens voted Trump in because they were stupid, yes, I agree. But polls after the election confirmed that Canadian citizens voted to kick Harper out, it was their main motivation, not to elect Trudeau#2.

Nah I think it's fair to compare them, they both ran heavily on restoring the middle class and on more "fairness" in politics. Also Canadians could've elected Mulcair (lol) who ran a relatively center of the road campaign but chose Trudeau who was saying all the right things to relate to the voter despite zero experience with them. There were other factors sure (staledated Harper) but ultimately people chose Trudeau.

Of course we can dive deeper into this and say Mulcair ran away from his own base which pushed people towards the Liberals which is fine but ultimately I was just pointing out something that amused me - Trump and Trudeau, both rich trust fund babies, promising to bring back fairness and the middle class. Trudeau is just better at PR than Trump.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
5. Re: Morning Metaverse Nov 22, 2017, 12:50 Verno
 
panbient wrote on Nov 22, 2017, 12:10:
Trudeau is really only good at photo ops and long winded idealistic speeches.

I have to agree, I love a previous posters take on the guy "Total Mimbo". He totally retreats on substance every time and is more concerned with his PR profile. The fact that he won an election for the middle class when hes a silver spoon, trust fund baby is irony right up there with Trump courting the trailer park vote.
 
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News Comments > Loot Boxes Under Fire
15. Re: Loot Boxes Under Fire Nov 22, 2017, 12:13 Verno
 
wrlwnd wrote on Nov 22, 2017, 11:37:
Um.

People are free to NOT buy these games.

Duh.

I guess we don't need to regulate casinos either because people are totally free to not go. Or anything else with addictive properties. Society has no role to play in protecting its citizens, all that matters is the Almighty Dollar.

Thanks for clearing that up Rolleyes
 
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News Comments > Loot Boxes Under Fire
12. Re: Loot Boxes Under Fire Nov 22, 2017, 12:02 Verno
 
Good, happy to see some debate and attention on this stuff. Mobile IAP shit is about as scummy as it gets and I don't want the AAA industry to end up this way.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
11. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 21, 2017, 12:49 Verno
 
Another year bites the dust, happy birthday Blue.  
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