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Signed On Jan 31, 2009, 05:44
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News Comments > EA Exploring C&C Remasters
15. Re: EA Exploring C&C Remasters Oct 12, 2018, 09:42 007Bistromath
 
It seems like EA really wants John Bain to haunt them.  
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News Comments > Overwatch Plans Include Torbjörn Rework
2. No subject Sep 21, 2018, 22:44 007Bistromath
 
You know, when they said they were going to kill off a character I was pretty sure it was going to be Torb, but do they really have to subject him to a fate worse than death first?  
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News Comments > Valve to Moderate Steam Communities
11. Re: Valve to Moderate Steam Communities Sep 20, 2018, 12:51 007Bistromath
 
Nucas wrote on Sep 20, 2018, 12:44:
as with most things valve does on their lemonade stand platform, anything is better than what they have now. i got an email some months ago reading "Thanks for reporting inappropriate content on Steam!" and i had to think real hard about what it was; it was a steam group trading literal child pornography links that i reported in the winter of 2016. though it could have also been the white supremacist or software piracy groups i reported around that same time, to be fair. i mean, i only got the one email.
If it makes you feel better, there is a non-zero chance it took them forever to say something because police involvement or legal proceedings are usually not safe to talk about.

Honestly, though, if you see something illegal, it's usually better to cut out the middleman. Expecting them to find an actual problem in a sea of idiots being mad online, most definitely including many false reports of criminal activity, is a big ask.
 
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News Comments > Valve to Moderate Steam Communities
9. No subject Sep 20, 2018, 12:43 007Bistromath
 
I want to be upset about this, but I find I trust Valve to be more reasonable about it than many devs.  
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News Comments > GWENT: Thronebreaker Details
3. No subject Aug 29, 2018, 15:35 007Bistromath
 
the big curveball here will be when the campaign is actually just the player arguing with an NPC about who will pay for a broken chair  
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News Comments > Universim Early Access
1. A new breed of god game! Aug 28, 2018, 20:09 007Bistromath
 
it's definitely nothing like Black & White, which nobody even played, so shut up  
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News Comments > The Last Remnant Sales Ending
1. Re: No Man's Sky NEXT Adds Multiplayer in July Aug 24, 2018, 18:23 007Bistromath
 
If you didn't get it, you should. I never got around to finishing it, but the battle system is interesting and so is the setting.  
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News Comments > Bethesda Blocks Used Game Sale
76. No subject Aug 13, 2018, 13:41 007Bistromath
 
Wraith wrote on Aug 12, 2018, 12:59:
Indie developers work off a much smaller development cost/distribution ratio and many of them are digital anyway. Just because a gamedev is triple-A, doesn't mean they shouldn't be entitled to recover their costs. If that philosophy gained traction, we'd never have titles like God of War or GTA V.
Nobody is entitled to recover their costs. That's not how the market works. Everybody is entitled to try to recover their costs within the established boundaries of copyright and patent protection. AAA devs (and pretty much only AAA devs) regularly fail to do so. That doesn't mean they get to extend those boundaries. We get enough of that shit from Disney.

AAA budgets are way too high, and their marketing strategies are busted as hell. That's why they're not recouping costs, it's completely their fault, and pointing at anything else is propaganda.

PS: How do I move to the timeline where we don't have titles like God of War?
 
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News Comments > Bethesda Blocks Used Game Sale
35. Re: Bethesda Blocks Used Game Sale Aug 11, 2018, 20:22 007Bistromath
 
Wraith wrote on Aug 11, 2018, 16:52:
Books and board games are physical media and there's a considerable number of people who regard them as physical artifacts to be retained. Again, the value is encapsulated in the media as is much of the cost.

For games, the cost equation is asymmetrical. The media is worth nothing and the cost of making the game is the assemblage of data on the media.

Used games are a moral hazard which explicitly steals from development teams. Comprehending the nuances requires a brain, a set of ethics and long term vision.

Frankly, I'm astonished that Gamesteal has been able to get away with it. In my opinion, it's theft on a massive scale.
The expenses in print media are basically nothing. Paper is cheaper than plastic. Some board games have nice components, but there are just as many that can be played with nothing but six small plastic discs. Almost the entirety of the value of any media product is the intellectual property, the experiential component. The only difference between physical and digital goods is the possibility of copying a game and then selling it. That's piracy, which is a completely different debate from the secondary market in general.

The only people to blame for GameStop's disgusting business model gaining any traction is AAA publishers/developers themselves. With ludicrously bloated budgets that require millions of $60+ week one sales to break even, they can do nothing to appease their shareholders but shutter studios and find stupid things to blame. The indie and even AA markets have never had a problem with used game sales because their games are already reasonably priced. AAA devs brazenly refuse to use price discrimination to milk the long tail, and they reap what they sow: bullshit.
 
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News Comments > Bethesda Blocks Used Game Sale
26. Re: etc. Aug 11, 2018, 16:59 007Bistromath
 
deqer wrote on Aug 11, 2018, 16:53:
"selling a used copy of The Evil Within 2 which had never been opened"
If it was Garfield Kart nobody would be confused.
 
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News Comments > Bethesda Blocks Used Game Sale
23. Re: Bethesda Blocks Used Game Sale Aug 11, 2018, 16:33 007Bistromath
 
Wraith wrote on Aug 11, 2018, 16:13:
I guess I am stupid. Please explain.

The media you buy a game on is just media and in the case of a CD, that media is worth less than a dollar.

When you buy a game you're paying for the experience. You can't then finish the game and turn around and sell that experience to someone else. That's copyright infringement and it's theft.
People don't buy books for the paper, dude. They buy them for the ideas. Having seen those ideas, they are completely free to sell the book. Neither mutability of experience nor interactivity change that. If a board game company tried to pull the same shit, they'd be out of business in a week.
 
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News Comments > Bethesda Blocks Used Game Sale
22. No subject Aug 11, 2018, 16:21 007Bistromath
 
Wraith wrote on Aug 11, 2018, 14:06:
The used game market is theft, pure and simple. The problem is, most people are too stupid to understand this.
go away cliffyb
 
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News Comments > DOOM Eternal Gameplay Trailer
1. No subject Aug 10, 2018, 22:32 007Bistromath
 
I haven't preordered anything in years.

I think I'm going to preorder this. God help me.
 
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News Comments > Steam Adding More Trade Scam Protection
8. No subject Aug 1, 2018, 18:29 007Bistromath
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Aug 1, 2018, 14:43:
And as for how, well, sandbox -> run exe -> look at where it connects to. Obviously requires some manual input, and that right there is the problem. Valve *REFUSES* to manually check files before they are pushed online as in, can be bought. Only when someone complains do they check the "package" on their servers manually...
If you think that's a refusal rather than an inability, I think you're vastly underestimating the scale of the task. They may as well throw it at Mechanical Turk for all the good trying to hire enough staff to QA everything would do.
 
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News Comments > Steam Adding More Trade Scam Protection
6. No subject Aug 1, 2018, 12:50 007Bistromath
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Aug 1, 2018, 10:01:
Literally the day Monero came out with this bullshit excuse of an CLEARLY only-good-for-criminals mining method people predicted it'd be used for exactly this. Hidden crypto miners in shareware and demos, early access and assorted. This is also the reason Monero has been called (by the boss of the world bank) as a currency made for, and maintained by, a criminal organization. (*cough* MAFIA *COUGH*

Ps.: Why is your email address the thread title? Fix your password app, that's a security issue ;p
How can Valve know who is going to actually do it, though? The point I was making is that it is wholly impractical for them to QA everything before putting it on the store. They'd need hundreds of people for that, and there would still be a perpetual backlog and frequent leaks. It's a fool's errand. They react because it's what you have to do.

And my email being in there is honestly an improvement. It usually autofills with a thread title from some crap about No Man's Sky from months ago. I'm not sure if it's my browser or my password manager doing it, and I don't know how to get it to quit in either case. :/
 
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News Comments > Steam Adding More Trade Scam Protection
4. 007bistromath@gmail.com Aug 1, 2018, 07:46 007Bistromath
 
jdreyer wrote on Aug 1, 2018, 01:36:
I hear what you are saying Bistro, but it would be nice if Valve, by far the industry leader, could be more proactive. For years now, everything has been just react, react, react.
Why don't you try and predict the next dumbass thing some shit dev is going to pull, then? This doesn't happen on other services because they're tiny compared to Steam. Only GoG is starting to really compete, and their market share is still comparatively small enough that it'd be like attacking Apple computers before the iPhone.
 
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News Comments > Steam Adding More Trade Scam Protection
1. No subject Jul 31, 2018, 21:12 007Bistromath
 
Day 1) A scam is discovered on Steam.

"This is all Valve's fault for not meticulously curating the hundreds of games that get thrown at their portal in a week! They're lazy and greedy!"

Day 2) The scam is banned.

"They'll just be back with a different name! We need a walled garden! Valve is too busy taking your cash to care about all the shovelware I have to not buy!"

Day 3) Valve implements new scam protection, and announces more in progress.

*crickets*
 
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News Comments > Abstractism Yoinked
4. Re: No Man's Sky NEXT Adds Multiplayer in July Jul 31, 2018, 13:55 007Bistromath
 
Frijoles wrote on Jul 31, 2018, 12:20:
I'd like to see Valve release a Steam Premier which is basically a curated form of their store. Leave Steam up with all the shit that goes with it for people who like to live dangerously. Steam Premier could be like old Steam. Same app, just a different section of it.
Absolutely not. This plan removes much of the incentive for Valve to do any checking on the regular market. "You knew what you were signing up for!" No, you fucking didn't, they just decided they were only going to do their job for AAAs.

People who complain that they can't see anything but shovelware on Steam right now either have really dumb standards for what constitutes shovelware or they habitually click on and buy things they know are probably stupid. In both recommendations and front-page browsing, the Steam store is wholly functional for me and always has been. Stop taking the bait, report things that shouldn't be up, and everything will work fine. Slow, because Valve always is, but fine.
 
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News Comments > IDGA Urges Social Media Guidelines After ArenaNet Firings
10. Re: No Man's Sky NEXT Adds Multiplayer in July Jul 10, 2018, 12:49 007Bistromath
 
Primalchrome wrote on Jul 10, 2018, 11:52:
Free speech doesn't mean there aren't repercussions to being a closeminded dirtbag.
In what sense, then, is the speech free?
 
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News Comments > We Happy Few Coming to AU on Appeal
1. Re: We Happy Few Coming to AU on Appeal Jul 4, 2018, 08:07 007Bistromath
 
What I'm gathering here is that their guidelines explicitly do not consider the context of any given offensive thing in any way. Not even the ESRB is that stupid, even if their rules are misapplied half the time.  
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