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News Comments > Human Head Off Prey 2?
18. Re: Human Head Off Prey 2? Apr 20, 2012, 06:04 StingingVelvet
 
Everyone is jumping on the Bethesda hate-train lately but if you sign a contract you should fulfill it, not whine about wanting better terms. Same goes for Obsidian and the metacritic thing with Fallout: New Vegas.

And the "scrolls" shit is needed because US trademark law is so fucked.

Bethesda are a business like any other, no more or less evil.
 
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News Comments > Human Head Off Prey 2?
17. Re: Human Head Off Prey 2? Apr 20, 2012, 06:03 StingingVelvet
 
Yuioup wrote on Apr 20, 2012, 01:33:
Seriously who really cares about Prey 2? I picked up Prey for 4 euros in a bargain bin about a year after it came out. I like the game but I never see any mention of it ...

Are people really waiting to play Prey 2?

NAMES ON THE BOX ARE ALL THAT MATTERS I PAID NO ATTENTION TO PREVIEWS!
 
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News Comments > Prey 2 Lives; Delayed
10. Re: Prey 2 Lives; Delayed Apr 19, 2012, 15:01 StingingVelvet
 
Thank God this isn't dead, I was in love with it from the original concept release. Hopefully they put some Bethesda staff on it to finish it right if Human Head is dropping the ball.  
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News Comments > Dead State Status Report; Kickstarter Plans
10. Re: Dead State Status Report; Kickstarter Plans Apr 18, 2012, 15:44 StingingVelvet
 
The point of Kickstarter is to fund projects you have a passion for and really want to see completed. I can see being irritated with them if you look at it as the new standard, but it's not, or shouldn't be. All the games making headlines for kickstarter will also be for sale normally, just wait for that, unless you have a real passion for them.

Shadowrun Returns is the only one I cared enough about to support before it's finished.
 
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News Comments > Retailer Leaks Dead Space 3 and NFS: Most Wanted 2 Hints
20. Re: Retailer Leaks Dead Space 3 and NFS: Most Wanted 2 Hints Apr 18, 2012, 15:38 StingingVelvet
 
God damn I love Dead Space.  
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News Comments > The Witcher 2 Enhanced Edition Released
40. Re: The Witcher 2 Enhanced Edition Released Apr 17, 2012, 04:43 StingingVelvet
 
Can't wait to replay this game now and side with the elves. Adding all this content, plus the massive differences based on that decision, will make it feel almost like a third Witcher game.

I've been removed from modern gaming for almost 6 months due to an overseas job and it's funny that when I get home one of the first things I play will be a game I already finished.
 
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News Comments > The Witcher 2 Enhanced Edition Released
39. Re: The Witcher 2 Enhanced Edition Released Apr 17, 2012, 04:39 StingingVelvet
 
eunichron wrote on Apr 16, 2012, 21:06:
dumpy wrote on Apr 16, 2012, 21:00:
Steam required Rage to patch 15 gig before I was able to play. I never used Steam very much in the past, but recently I've learned of their autopatch bs which screws my games like Skyrim and AVP2.

You can turn off autopatching for individual games by right clicking it in the library, selecting Properties, and then changing the option in the Updates tab.

You can also pause downloads manually at the downloads screen.

Steam still forces you to patch if you try to launch the game. Also that setting doesn't always stop updates, if Valve push it on you the setting doesn't matter.

The only way to stop updates for real on Steam is to be in offline mode. Even then, if you go online to make a purchase it will likely start the update process, then even if you quickly go offline the game will not work until you update.
 
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News Comments > Crysis 3 Announced
86. Re: Crysis 3 Announced Apr 17, 2012, 04:35 StingingVelvet
 
Jerykk wrote on Apr 17, 2012, 02:10:
A design decision largely driven by a console's limitations. Crytek simply could not replicate the same experience of Crysis on consoles without compromising it (as the ports eventually proved), so they decided to avoid that path entirely and go the city route. You may prefer this route but you can't really ignore the technical reasons behind it.

The ports of Crysis you mean? I haven't played them but it is my understanding the original Crysis plays fine on consoles, open-world and all. They removed some foliage and such, but it still looks mostly the same.

I would guess you're both right... setting it in NY probably let them put more on screen, but they could have easily done an open area too.
 
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News Comments > Crysis 3 Announced
85. Re: Crysis 3 Announced Apr 17, 2012, 04:33 StingingVelvet
 
zirik wrote on Apr 16, 2012, 19:35:
wait... did i read that correctly? prophet is alive? dont tell me theyre going to reincarnate him in the body of alcatraz. alcatraz might be mute during the entire game but his mind was not dead. the nanosuit kept him from being infected and dying from his injuries. prophet on the other hand shot himself in the head at the beginning of crysis 2. or is this a prequel to crysis 2?

I don't blame you for being confused because the story was terrible, but Prophet basically is the suit now.
 
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News Comments > Crysis 3 Announced
64. Re: Crysis 3 Announced Apr 16, 2012, 16:11 StingingVelvet
 
Loved the original, liked the second. Will be getting this, they have so-far earned my loyalty to this series. Even watered down the formula is ten times better and more interesting than other shooters on the market today.  
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News Comments > Crysis 3 Announced
63. Re: Crysis 3 Announced Apr 16, 2012, 16:10 StingingVelvet
 
Dades wrote on Apr 16, 2012, 15:59:
I agree, I like these games but I'm not going out of my way to seek them out, they should put it on Steam if they want sales from people like us.

Despite the vocal cries I can't imagine people as persnickety as you amount to serious numbers. Since they make a lot more money on Origin sales I am sure that outweighs some lost sales from insanely loyal Steam fans.

Not making a judgement call, just saying that is surely the logic at work.
 
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News Comments > Shadowrun Returns $1M Milestone
6. Re: Shadowrun Returns $1M Milestone Apr 15, 2012, 16:08 StingingVelvet
 
Like Creston said, the crowd funding this is not interested in DLC and exclusive content. They want complete games. I am glad they are moaning.  
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News Comments > Bulletstorm Sequel Cancelled; PC Piracy Mentioned
234. Re: Bulletstorm Sequel Cancelled; PC Piracy Mentioned Apr 14, 2012, 06:15 StingingVelvet
 
Veterator wrote on Apr 14, 2012, 05:55:
Oh man you got me. It's almost like you ignored everything you couldn't argue with and went for sarcasm instead. How did you see past it all?!?!

I love how your ego changes "none of your bullshit was worth replying to" into "oh man I can't handle your amazing genius."

Everything you wrote centered around this idea of not liking something but funding it anyway out of need. There is no need to play ME3. Everyone purchasing the game accepts the terms or else they wouldn't do so. We can whine about DLC, DRM and whatever else but the cold hard facts are consumers accept them, there is no force involved in entertainment.
 
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News Comments > Bulletstorm Sequel Cancelled; PC Piracy Mentioned
232. Re: Bulletstorm Sequel Cancelled; PC Piracy Mentioned Apr 14, 2012, 04:58 StingingVelvet
 
Veterator wrote on Apr 13, 2012, 19:41:
People do lots of things they'd like to have an alternative to, but lacking an alternative they are stuck with what's there.

Yes, because you lack an alternative to playing Mass Effect 3.

Lordy...
 
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News Comments > Bulletstorm Sequel Cancelled; PC Piracy Mentioned
229. Re: Bulletstorm Sequel Cancelled; PC Piracy Mentioned Apr 13, 2012, 19:14 StingingVelvet
 
But you are in the minority caring about such things, or even considering them wrong.

Repeating your same complaints doesn't change my point.
 
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News Comments > Valve Confirms Hardware Plans
63. Re: Valve Confirms Hardware Plans Apr 13, 2012, 18:47 StingingVelvet
 
It's gonna be a cheap PC with Steam branding I would guess. The wildest I could see it going is a custom built OS that runs Steam rather than it being an actual PC.

Anything else sounds kind of conspiracy-theory-like.
 
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News Comments > Bulletstorm Sequel Cancelled; PC Piracy Mentioned
227. Re: Bulletstorm Sequel Cancelled; PC Piracy Mentioned Apr 13, 2012, 18:45 StingingVelvet
 
Sorry it took a while to respond, but there's not much to say really.

All the stuff you are angry at them for is stuff most people don't care about. If they agreed with you they would fight or vote with their wallet, but they don't. You seem like you're more mad at consumers for not agreeing with you than the companies selling shit that sells.
 
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News Comments > Bulletstorm Sequel Cancelled; PC Piracy Mentioned
225. Re: Bulletstorm Sequel Cancelled; PC Piracy Mentioned Apr 13, 2012, 03:00 StingingVelvet
 
Veterator wrote on Apr 12, 2012, 17:27:
If they wanted to force me to a console where everything costs money and there is no use for it without paying that money, I would stop gaming today. I've already significantly cut back on what I spend waiting years for releases to drop down to the 5 and 10 dollar range.

Well you're not their target market anymore anyway then. Which is fine as long as you don't expect them to cater to you.

And they are "losing money" on me, simply because I don't buy it day 1. They assume that because I wait to buy it, I must have pirated it earlier and bought it when it was super cheap. I don't like being called a pirate enough so that I will actually not buy games from companies who do that stuff specifically because of it. Nothing will ever make them happy besides you being forced to buy stuff at maximum price and paying more than that on DLC while you pay for a monthly fee.

Of course they want you to spend as much as possible on them, they're a business, their goal is to make money. How is this a surprise? Shit, how is this even wrong? Capitalism 101. It doesn't mean you have to spend a dime, but nor do you have to pirate anything.

So you've found a way that satisfies your purchasing decisions and expect it to be good enough for other people.

How well it works for others will of course vary, but the point was that this idea of not knowing anything about the product before spending money is ridiculous. There is a ton of information and unedited gameplay out there.

And besides, this is not such an alien concept. Have you ever gone to the movies? A show? Have you ever fucking gone out to eat? We put money down before getting the whole product all the time.

This shows a pattern of behavior that WHATEVER you do will not make them happy, they will find some way to make you buy things outright whether by law or by killing services making you withhold from doing so. Piracy is just a channel they can't easily kill, it does not change their ways......once they have those laws they will use them to prevent other services from coming forth that doesn't make them X per Y and give them Z control.

Yes they want your money all the time, that's their job. No they can't "make you" buy anything, you sound insane.

Consumers hold power as long as they can't be cut off from the internet due to legislation allowing ISPs to monitor them and cut them off after "infringement" that has no legal test to meet. This is already in effect with major ISPs whom also happen to be tied to content creation companies. They get to decide if you are infringing now, perhaps it will come in the form of Torrent, Dropbox, email, HTTP, FTP, Netflix, other streaming service, or you will just be questioned because you are encrypting your connections because this shit is BS.

Entitlement goes both ways, and corporations are getting laws entitling them to a lot. Eroding consumer power to demand new services be offered. Just because they limit your choices and keep you locked into a pricing scheme does not mean it's what the consumers demand. It could just as easily be the only choice offered. IE Digital Books should not be more expensive than their paper bound counterpart. Signing agreements with Apple making it even MORE expensive = lawsuit that will do nothing in the end because the companies have other ways of forcing it down our throats due to them being hugely wealthy and having influence and power due to that. They speak with a few voices with lots of money behind them, and the consumer speaks with a million voices with a few dollars behind each. It's much easier to appease the few really wealthy people...as we've seen them do in politics for many years now. Piracy just happens to be the "reason" this decade. In the 80s it was VHS and copying, they even had to update fair use to stop the abuse. And it didn't kill the industry as they claimed. In the 90s it was CDs, it also did not kill the industry....but they made extra money on it in some countries by putting "piracy taxes" on the CDs whether they were used for that or not.

They have shown themselves to be unhappy no matter what happens... this is just another farce of a debate that they reinforce purposefully by skewing numbers, eliminating services, and even buying the companies that PROMOTED digital piracy in the early stages of the internet such as Cnet who used to review torrent and P2P programs, even offering links to the program downloads AND songs on their websites. Where's the outrage over corporate sponsorship of piracy? Shouldn't they look to them for damages for promoting this behavior?

Consumers hold the power as long as we are in a capitalist system with free will and the ability to communicate. No matter how much you want to yell and scream about these evil companies forcing things on you they can't do shit without people buying their products.

You can point of how greedy these companies are all day long but it will never make me pause. Their job is to be greedy, that is what they exist to be. They only get away with flagrant greed if consumers accept it.

Consumers have ALL the power.
 
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News Comments > Bulletstorm Sequel Cancelled; PC Piracy Mentioned
223. Re: Bulletstorm Sequel Cancelled; PC Piracy Mentioned Apr 12, 2012, 14:56 StingingVelvet
 
Verno wrote on Apr 12, 2012, 12:09:
tl;dr - of course "regulation" will progress as technology does, that doesn't mean corporations will get to do whatever they want nor are justified in doing so because "abuse" exists. Degrees are what is important here. The degree of abuse and the degree of regulation.

I completely agree with all that. I wasn't really advocating regulation, just saying I see it as a natural response to abuses, perceived or real. That's history repeating itself.

How much piracy really effects and how it should be responded to is all degrees, I agree.
 
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News Comments > Bulletstorm Sequel Cancelled; PC Piracy Mentioned
218. Re: Bulletstorm Sequel Cancelled; PC Piracy Mentioned Apr 12, 2012, 11:41 StingingVelvet
 
ASeven wrote on Apr 12, 2012, 11:36:
Because you failed to realize, like I put in my replies you so coyly try to avoid replying, that people will fight back. The Pirate Party gaining monstrous momentum, the net rising against such laws and winning... Yes, those guys, the corps and govts, will always want more regulations but the point you seem to stubbornly ignore is that people WILL fight back and often win. The fact that many laws got away with it and passed is because people were too lethargic or didn't care because a certain line wasn't crossed. SOPA was that line and now people everywhere are rising up and winning. So what corporations want is irrelevant when people rise and put governments in jeopardy by electing other parties other than the ones who passed such laws.

But again, you will ignore this to continue making your own strawmen.

None of that shit is happening in the U.S., which is what we were talking about (SOPA, etc.). I mean sure there are examples of other trends elsewhere, the country I am in right now doesn't even have fucking copyright at all.

I guess I am more not finding relevance with these ideas of yours rather than not wanting to debate them.
 
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