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Re: John Carmack on RAGE
Aug 22, 2011, 11:42
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Re: John Carmack on RAGE Aug 22, 2011, 11:42
Aug 22, 2011, 11:42
 
axe1970 wrote on Aug 21, 2011, 23:47:
Why all this Hate?

Haters gonna hate
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Re: Bethesda Sues Mojang Over Scrolls TM
Aug 6, 2011, 19:32
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Re: Bethesda Sues Mojang Over Scrolls TM Aug 6, 2011, 19:32
Aug 6, 2011, 19:32
 
I dunno, I kinda support Bethesda with this lawsuit. I mean, if I went into a store and saw a box on the shelf for some game called "Scrolls", I'd be all like, "cool they made another RPG like Oblivion and Skyrim", but then I'd like try the game and be all like, "damn, it's not an RPG like those games at all" and then I'd be all sad.

So any lawsuit that can prevent that kind of sadness is a-okay in my books.
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Re: RAGE
Aug 3, 2011, 10:41
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Re: RAGE Aug 3, 2011, 10:41
Aug 3, 2011, 10:41
 
InBlack wrote on Aug 3, 2011, 08:59:
Normally I try not to hop on the piracy debate, but this singular statement that equates THIEVING to SOFTWARE PIRACY is simply ignorant on so many levels.

Is photocopying a book stealing? Im not defending piracy here, I just think that morally it cant be placed on the same level as thieving.

While there are functional/legal differences between piracy and theft, morally-wise I don't see much of a difference. If a person is pirating something because they don't want to fork over cash, then that's little difference than swiping a physical product for the same reason.

On the flipside, I suppose you could argue that many stores have return policies for physical products whereas you can't do that with software.

Either way, most people commit piracy to avoid paying money which isn't different than theft.
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Re: RAGE
Aug 3, 2011, 01:15
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Re: RAGE Aug 3, 2011, 01:15
Aug 3, 2011, 01:15
 
DrEvil wrote on Aug 2, 2011, 16:24:
Read the Kotaku preview and then reconsider:

http://kotaku.com/5826646/rage-is-the-id-software-comeback-ive-been-waiting-for

At the very least, Rage is cutting edge technology. Perhaps you may not be interested in the game itself, but what modders and others do with it should be pretty astounding.

Nope, still can't muster much enthusiam. I'll grant that it's at least the most ambitious id game in terms of the "game" part. But that really isn't saying much.
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Re: RAGE
Aug 2, 2011, 14:48
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Re: RAGE Aug 2, 2011, 14:48
Aug 2, 2011, 14:48
 
Meh. RAGE looks extremely generic. Will pick this up when it hits the bargain-bin.
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Re: On Ubisoft DRM
Jul 30, 2011, 01:44
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Re: On Ubisoft DRM Jul 30, 2011, 01:44
Jul 30, 2011, 01:44
 
ASeven wrote on Jul 29, 2011, 10:29:
Find the total revenue per quarter, it's often right at the start of the doc. Then apply the market share of the pc to the total revenue and you have the total pc sales revenue per quarter.

Ah, I thought you were maybe looking at some other numbers, preferably something normalized.

At any rate, I don't think one can draw too many conclusions about the effect or lack thereof of their DRM on sales with just those figures. Looking at the various platform breakdowns over the years, they tend to jump around a lot.
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Re: On Ubisoft DRM
Jul 29, 2011, 09:22
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Re: On Ubisoft DRM Jul 29, 2011, 09:22
Jul 29, 2011, 09:22
 
ASeven wrote on Jul 29, 2011, 05:58:
http://www.ubisoftgroup.com/index.php?p=194&art_id=

The URL to find the quarterly fiscal reports.

I'm trying to find specific reference to what you referred to, about PC revenues being down?
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Re: On Ubisoft DRM
Jul 29, 2011, 09:22
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Re: On Ubisoft DRM Jul 29, 2011, 09:22
Jul 29, 2011, 09:22
 
LordCrew wrote on Jul 29, 2011, 05:42:
Here's a link to their 2010-2011 results: http://www.ubisoftgroup.com/gallery_files/site/270/1042/2418.pdf

I couldn't find what ASeven was talking about, other than their % of sales by platform for PC having dropped in the last fiscal year (which by itself doesn't mean much). Unless that is what he's talking about?
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Re: On Ubisoft DRM
Jul 28, 2011, 22:20
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Re: On Ubisoft DRM Jul 28, 2011, 22:20
Jul 28, 2011, 22:20
 
ASeven wrote on Jul 28, 2011, 20:49:
A quick look at their fiscal reports shows that since adopting the drm their pc market share and sales revenue has been constantly down. This should answer the the pressing question, did the drm bring them more sales. Answer, a definitive no.

Out of curiousity, where did you find this? I took a look and couldn't find anything.
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Re: Always on DRM in Driver: San Francisco
Jul 28, 2011, 22:09
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Re: Always on DRM in Driver: San Francisco Jul 28, 2011, 22:09
Jul 28, 2011, 22:09
 
Prez wrote on Jul 28, 2011, 13:21:
When there isn't a viable alternative to avoid the DRM, I don't buy or play. Simple. Whether or not this sends the right or wrong message to Ubisoft is for other forumites to analyze and debate. I don't really care. All I care about is playing the game I want to play hassle-free and rewarding the hard work of the developers. That's it. Seriously, it's not like Ubisoft or any other publisher care what I do.

So then you didn't mean your previous comment about wanting Ubisoft to drop the DRM or go under?

Because claiming on the one hand you want things to change vs claiming on other you don't give a shit doesn't make a whole lotta sense.
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Re: Always on DRM in Driver: San Francisco
Jul 27, 2011, 23:02
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Re: Always on DRM in Driver: San Francisco Jul 27, 2011, 23:02
Jul 27, 2011, 23:02
 
StingingVelvet wrote on Jul 27, 2011, 22:37:
You're missing the point... we don't really give a shit because the DRM is irrelevant.

Er, I wasn't responding to you though, I was responding to Prez. And Prez seems to give a shit, because he wants Ubisoft to stop with the DRM or fail. But pirating AND buying the game runs contrary to both those goals.
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Re: Always on DRM in Driver: San Francisco
Jul 27, 2011, 17:26
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Re: Always on DRM in Driver: San Francisco Jul 27, 2011, 17:26
Jul 27, 2011, 17:26
 
Prez wrote on Jul 27, 2011, 14:43:
Ditto - I am not interested in sending messages to publishers; I'm interested in playing hassle-free games. I'm an unapologetic pay-and-pirate gamer when it comes to asinine DRM.

All in all, I want to see one of two things happen: either Ubisoft wises up and ditches this stupidity once and for all or just die outright as punishment for their idiocy.

If you want Ubisoft to ditch this DRM then you have to send a msg to the publisher - don't buy or pirate their games. But if you're doing both, then they win.
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Re: Always on DRM in Driver: San Francisco
Jul 27, 2011, 17:19
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Re: Always on DRM in Driver: San Francisco Jul 27, 2011, 17:19
Jul 27, 2011, 17:19
 
ASeven wrote on Jul 27, 2011, 12:51:
Best attitude to show ubi, not buy it and not pirate it. Ignore the fuckers completely and don't buy their fucking games otherwise you're legitimizing the drm in their view.

Exactly! Unfortunately, I don't think too many self-enraged gamers will follow through.
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Re: Sunday Consolidation
Jul 18, 2011, 01:23
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Re: Sunday Consolidation Jul 18, 2011, 01:23
Jul 18, 2011, 01:23
 
Until ray tracing replaces current raster-based approaches, we'll never have graphics like movie CGI.
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Re: Battlefield 3 Specs?
Jul 8, 2011, 22:41
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Re: Battlefield 3 Specs? Jul 8, 2011, 22:41
Jul 8, 2011, 22:41
 
PacoTaco wrote on Jul 8, 2011, 19:51:
EA just fucked themselves on this one, the stock should drop after the forecast is cut by 50%. No XP, FU EA!

You should blame Microsoft more than EA for that one. They're the ones that decreed no DirectX 10/11 support in XP.
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Re: Battlefield 3 Specs?
Jul 8, 2011, 17:01
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Re: Battlefield 3 Specs? Jul 8, 2011, 17:01
Jul 8, 2011, 17:01
 
Rattlehead wrote on Jul 8, 2011, 12:46:

Sorry you console kiddies..this is a real mans game lol

What does that even mean?

It means some people are extremely insecure about being a "PC gamer".
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Re: On PC Skyrim
Jul 7, 2011, 10:54
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Re: On PC Skyrim Jul 7, 2011, 10:54
Jul 7, 2011, 10:54
 
Kajetan wrote on Jul 7, 2011, 07:28:
Hump wrote on Jul 7, 2011, 07:18:
Bethsoft never disappoints.
They do. With every Elder Scrolls game i don't like. Including Arena

Fixed.
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Re: Insider: Rockstar/Team Bondi Split
Jul 5, 2011, 22:54
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Re: Insider: Rockstar/Team Bondi Split Jul 5, 2011, 22:54
Jul 5, 2011, 22:54
 
entr0py wrote on Jul 5, 2011, 22:03:
Did you ever play adventure games back in their hayday? You couldn't lose those either.

Clearly a LucasArts gamer, not a Sierra gamer.
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Re: Arma X Released
Jul 4, 2011, 23:57
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Re: Arma X Released Jul 4, 2011, 23:57
Jul 4, 2011, 23:57
 
I have Arma 2: Op Arrowhead running on a 2 ye old PC with no major issues. Not sure what other people are bitching about. It's a fun game and worthwhile for anyone who misses games like Op. Flashpoint, original Ghost Recon, etc.
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Re: QUAKE
Jun 18, 2011, 01:39
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Re: QUAKE Jun 18, 2011, 01:39
Jun 18, 2011, 01:39
 
Wraith wrote on Jun 17, 2011, 23:45:
Why on earth anyone would want to revisit the game-design that time forgot is beyond me.

To give us a break from the umpteen military/sci-fi shooters of today?
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