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Signed On Jul 12, 2008, 00:40
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News Comments > Destiny 2 Preloads
15. Re: Destiny 2 Preloads Oct 19, 2017, 07:58 Verno
 
The Half Elf wrote on Oct 18, 2017, 21:54:
Grindfest.... said the guy defending Battlefront II and Star Cards.
You're funny.

There is no EA game slick will not defend to the death, hes either an employee or was kidnapped at a young age and has been indoctrinated.

EA could employ child labor and Slick would say 'You guys didn't complain when Activision did it!'.

Just understand that when you interact with him, you're essentially talking to an EA twitter bot
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
18. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Oct 18, 2017, 16:13 Verno
 
jacobvandy wrote on Oct 18, 2017, 16:03:
Yeah, it's a double-standard, but that's just how it is. Teenage boys are animals, all but humping the air as they walk around like an un-snipped dog. Plus, most are already physically as large as or even towering over the teaching staff in high school... If there's an affair with Ms. Krabapple, you can be pretty sure it was by his choice.

He may consent physically but we deem him unfit mentally to do so with an adult, depending on the age of consent in an area. There is a significant power differential in the relationship between teacher and student, that's why gender should be unimportant. A teenage male can be just as messed up emotionally by something like this. Instead of acknowledging that though we laugh it off with false machismo and posturing.

Perhaps the teenage version of me was a hornball who would've jumped at anything but I'm glad I was never put in that situation with a teacher. It's not a decision you should have to make. As RedEye said, before people laugh they should consider their reaction if this was their teenage daughter and a male teacher.
 
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News Comments > Dead Space 2 Selling 4M "Wasn't Enough"
22. Re: Dead Space 2 Selling 4M Oct 18, 2017, 15:52 Verno
 
Well, you still should have accounted for taxes and retailer cut, cost of goods and all that

I did in variable costs, those are variable unit costs. Variable unit and variable marketing are considered separate. I wasn't stating they made "240M profit", it was revenue. All I was saying is that I see room for profit there but you never know what kind of pooled overhead they cram in these things from corporate. I think its more about ROI vs risk with this franchise and that's understandable I guess. Dead Space was never going to put up COD figures and for a company like EA that's just not good enough apparently. I'm just flabbergasted they spent 60M marketing it.
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
12. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Oct 18, 2017, 15:47 Verno
 
That would be rape.

But if a woman does it HUBBAHUBBA GOTTA UNWRAP MY DONGHOSE FROM MY SHOULDER AND GET ME DAT ASS. Or something.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
14. Re: Morning Tech Bits Oct 18, 2017, 13:01 Verno
 
Sure is a nice circle you guys have going on here
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
3. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Oct 18, 2017, 12:48 Verno
 
I don't know, I find this sort of male posturing bizarre. You would want a socially stunted sexual predator? The kind of person who thinks its ok to party with and sleep with your kids as a 30 year has some serious problems. Yeah that kind of person could do no mental harm to young people at all. Read about what the kid was doing while this was going on in the article.

As a parent I don't want this kind of person anywhere near teenagers, male or female.
 
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News Comments > Dead Space 2 Selling 4M "Wasn't Enough"
10. Re: Dead Space 2 Selling 4M Oct 18, 2017, 12:43 Verno
 
Primalchrome wrote on Oct 18, 2017, 11:40:
Verno wrote on Oct 18, 2017, 10:09:
I still see plenty of room there for profit.

With revenue of 240M and fixed costs of 60M, you only have to cover your variable unit costs and variable marketing. I find it hard to believe it was 120M in variable costs alone.
....not sure where you're getting $240M. They sold 4 million copies total. It released at ~$60...and later went on sale. The game probably generated $180M at best.

I don't have access to those figures so I just multiplied by the known price at release. The majority of sales we're told happen in the first 30-60 days so it felt somewhat fair at the time
 
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News Comments > Dead Space 2 Selling 4M "Wasn't Enough"
5. Re: Dead Space 2 Selling 4M Oct 18, 2017, 11:32 Verno
 
Creston wrote on Oct 18, 2017, 11:11:
Verno wrote on Oct 18, 2017, 10:09:
With revenue of 240M and fixed costs of 60M, you only have to cover your variable unit costs and variable marketing.

All those director and above salaries at EA have to be paid, you know. I'm sure they've got half a billion dollars a year in parasitic hanger-ons that need their cut from every game's profits.

Salaries are usually included in fixed costs but yeah, makes you wonder.
 
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News Comments > Dead Space 2 Selling 4M "Wasn't Enough"
1. Re: Dead Space 2 Selling 4M Oct 18, 2017, 10:09 Verno
 
I still see plenty of room there for profit.

With revenue of 240M and fixed costs of 60M, you only have to cover your variable unit costs and variable marketing. I find it hard to believe it was 120M in variable costs alone. I'm starting to suspect these companies are just pooling too many corporate overhead costs into these projects, probably for tax purposes. That and they want a certain ROI from their titles so they just shutter stuff that isn't going to put up the big bucks that investors want. So instead its more loot crates!
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
9. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 16, 2017, 14:36 Verno
 
Blue wrote on Oct 16, 2017, 13:24:
I dunno, I didn't like that at all. It seemed there was a clear beat after the ball left his hand, and the defender definitely made an effort to fall on Rodgers with his full weight. I've seen flags dropped on far cleaner hits than that. I'd be beside myself if I was a Packers fan.

I'm not watching much this season but I'm a big Rodgers fan so I checked out the footage. The ball left his hand a full second before hes hit and the defender was running straight at him so he would've been able to see it happen. I'm very surprised there was no flag on that. People have been flagged for a lot less.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
20. Re: Op Ed Oct 16, 2017, 14:28 Verno
 
Getting back to loot boxes, for anyone thinking its innocuous I would just point them to their mobile store or hell, past publisher behavior. As a concept this has nowhere to go but sleaze. Maybe that's good though, let them push it to an extreme until the market won't bear it anymore. My biggest fear is how these things will influence design in the future because with profit as your motivator, you can justify anything.  
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News Comments > Op Ed
15. Re: Op Ed Oct 16, 2017, 14:16 Verno
 
RedEye9 wrote on Oct 16, 2017, 14:14:
So true, people will even defend orange jesus and the republican party.

Some people will defend the election campaign of HRC so yeah, right there with ya

Now stop trying to drag your grudges across threads, this loot box shit is like ground zero important
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
13. Re: Op Ed Oct 16, 2017, 14:13 Verno
 
Ozmodan wrote on Oct 16, 2017, 14:04:
For those that don't think this is gambling, I have a bridge in Brooklyn for sale...

No, for those that don't think is gambling I have a crate to sell you. To obtain the crate, you'll need to buy 500 Vernobux. To get Vernobux you can simply buy it for $4.99 USD. You can only buy Vernobux in increments of 499. Now that you have your Vernobux your crate has a chance to have a meaningless cosmetic in it. Pull the lever and look at the shiny lights, someone crank the A/C.

But it's totally not gambling because <reasons>.
 
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News Comments > Another Star Citizen: Squadron 42 Delay?
34. Re: Another Star Citizen: Squadron 42 Delay? Oct 16, 2017, 14:08 Verno
 
If you're tired of reading about Star Citizen then stop clicking on it. I check once every few months and see where its at then go on with my day. There are a lot of things posted here I'm not interested in but I don't ask Blue to stop posting them.  
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News Comments > Op Ed
10. Re: Op Ed Oct 16, 2017, 11:55 Verno
 
Primalchrome wrote on Oct 16, 2017, 10:27:
....this seems odd. I don't know of anyone that doesn't understand that Loot Boxes are a form of gambling.

Oh you would be surprised. People will defend anything. People on this site have defended it. It doesn't affect me so who cares. It doesn't prevent you from completing the game, whats the big deal. You still get some stuff in-game so its fine.

I guess maybe I have higher standards but I don't want gaming to be like the mobile space, where companies are basically straight up exploiting kids access to their parents wallets and skirting gambling regulations with their glorified slot machines. This shit needs to be regulated and I'm saying that as a hardcore pro-business right winger.

Costs to make games are on the rise, as ever, and they're only going to get more costly

Uh so what? Costing is their business problem, not a customers. I'm so tired of this argument anyway, as if we can't see the publishers financial statements ourselves or haven't heard about how they've been dodging taxes on their profits. They are doing fine, the market is a lot bigger than it used to be.

Maybe prices need to increase. That's ok, its not like it was writ in stone that games need to be $60 or less forever. I would much rather the industry found some sustainable models as opposed to embracing unregulated gambling.
 
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News Comments > South Park: The Fractured But Whole Reviews
1. Re: South Park: The Fractured But Whole Reviews Oct 16, 2017, 10:25 Verno
 
I am so bogged down with other games but fuck it, I'm getting this. Looks so good and reviews are solid.  
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
33. Re: Morning Metaverse Oct 16, 2017, 09:20 Verno
 
Eirikrautha wrote on Oct 13, 2017, 20:01:
That's what you are asserting when you limit your hiring to black applicants based on your logic. If you are looking for bigotry, I'm sure there's a mirror nearby...

You know what they say about the thin line that separates the far left and far right. Actually I think it was an old poli-sci study about how half of the people who identified as left wing actually exhibited racism. I forget the details, I should look it up sometime again. Seems very relevant these days.

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News Comments > Sunday Mobilization
1. Re: Sunday Mobilization Oct 16, 2017, 09:17 Verno
 
Googles Pixel hardware sucks. Pay us iPhone prices for 2 year old designs and get gouged on accessories. Fuck right off. I miss the Nexus line.  
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News Comments > Sunday Tech Bits
3. Re: Sunday Tech Bits Oct 16, 2017, 09:16 Verno
 
I don't know, I did 4k for awhile and went back to 1440p. It's just too expensive at the moment. People say you don't need all of the bells and whistles toggled in 4k to have a good time and they're probably right but I preferred my 27" 1440p setup at maxed details.

On the other hand my home theater stuff is all 4k, I had to adjust things a bit to sit closer and upgrade nearly every component in the chain though.

LG OLED for life, holy fuck. Playing HDR games on that thing is nuts.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
21. Re: Morning Metaverse Oct 13, 2017, 14:59 Verno
 
They certainly...failed into controlling all three major legislative branches of government

Winning, the mark of a true failure! - Charlie Sheen

I'm here all night folks, thanks you're too kind! Drummer

 
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