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News Comments > Killer Queen Black Released
1. No subject Oct 13, 2019, 15:21 007Bistromath
 
Does anyone else feel like half the games that have come out after Fortnite are specifically trying to be incomprehensible to old school gamers? Is "get off my lawn" the reaction they're looking for?  
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News Comments > Blizzard's Hearthstone Champion Ban over Protest Draws Protests
74. No subject Oct 12, 2019, 16:08 007Bistromath
 
jdreyer wrote on Oct 9, 2019, 22:20:
Can we wait at least until Blizzard has finished the Diablo 2 Remaster?
Why? There's a good chance at this point that it won't be published in English.

All of Blizzard's behavior surrounding this incident (yes, I am including the reduction of penalties) suggests that they're ready to actually abandon the Western market entirely. I'm pretty sure they're going to announce their new HQ in China at BlizzCon. All the Blizzard employees who protested will very shortly thereafter be laid off.
 
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News Comments > Blizzard's Hearthstone Champion Ban over Protest Draws Protests
66. No subject Oct 9, 2019, 16:46 007Bistromath
 
RedEye9 wrote on Oct 9, 2019, 13:47:
Riahderymnmaddog wrote on Oct 9, 2019, 13:37:
Nimh wrote on Oct 9, 2019, 12:18:
Riahderymnmaddog wrote on Oct 9, 2019, 11:48:

It is absolutely appalling that an American business would allow the Chinese government impose it's will upon non Chinese citizens.


NBA fans with Free Hong Kong signs ejected from preseason game in Philadelphia. https://6abc.com/sports/sixers-fan-supporting-hong-kong-ejected-from-preseason-game/5604293/

China flex is real.

Equally appalling IMO. I say we deport Blizzard/Activision and the NBA to China
Be careful what you wish for, the Chinese market is bigger.
You keep acting like there's a reason to give a shit about Blizzard's modern creative output.

Deport them. Nothing of value will be lost.
 
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News Comments > Blizzard's Hearthstone Champion Ban over Protest Draws Protests
37. No subject Oct 8, 2019, 18:23 007Bistromath
 
Teddy wrote on Oct 8, 2019, 16:30:
Riahderymnmaddog wrote on Oct 8, 2019, 16:18:
Blizzard fucked up IMO.

While it would have been nice for them to stand up for freedom of speech, the situation is more complicated for Blizzard. As a publicly traded company, if they didn't do something and China retaliated by banning their games it would not only be devastating to their bottom line, it would open them up to lawsuits by their shareholders for failing their fiduciary duty to them.

Fiduciary Duty of Loyalty
Officers and directors owe a duty of loyalty to a corporation and its shareholders. They are expected to put the welfare and best interests of the corporation above their own personal or other business interests.

This is another reason why a lot of companies kowtow to Chinese interests. Not doing so isn't just a question of losing Chinese money, it can be represented as a failure to their shareholders and put the entire company at risk.
Do it anyway.

Statist bootlicks aren't anymore forgivable just because they also happen to be capitalist bootlicks.

Boycott the shit out of this company, show them what really hurts the bottom line.
 
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News Comments > Paranoia: Happiness is Mandatory Delayed
2. No subject Oct 3, 2019, 07:06 007Bistromath
 
I thought I'd do just about anything to finally play a game of Paranoia. Shows what I know.  
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News Comments > Destiny 2: Shadowkeep Released; Knocks Servers Offline
18. No subject Oct 2, 2019, 10:15 007Bistromath
 
jacobvandy wrote on Oct 1, 2019, 22:09:
jdreyer wrote on Oct 1, 2019, 20:31:
Razumen wrote on Oct 1, 2019, 20:06:
jdreyer wrote on Oct 1, 2019, 19:25:
I bet Bungie is missing the deep pockets and expertise of ActiBlizz now.

Yeah, no. Destiny is insanely popular. I'm sure they can handle it.

They're obviously not handling it. One thing ActiBlizz had experience with was massive launches: CoD, WoW, Overwatch, etc.

Experience with watching the same thing happen with the launch of those games and many more, you mean? Yeah, they do have that... I'm convinced these companies deliberately choose not to meet day one demand, regardless of their ability to do so.
I think it's more that it's an insoluble problem; you could get twice the number of servers necessary to handle your whole expected userbase, (which would be prohibitively expensive) and you'd still have unpredictable logjams when several of those servers inevitably overheat or get a memory leak or something.

As for how they're handling it, they fixed it later the same day and the game runs better than it ever did on bnet. The bug that caused me and my friend to have mindblowingly awful load times whenever we were on Discord while playing are gone, and everything else just feels faster and smoother. I have no idea how much of that is because they held bug fixes for the update vs. the fact they were obviously gazing at Steam longingly for the entirety of the game's existence, but it's clear they definitely don't need Daddy Activision telling them what not to do anymore.
 
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News Comments > The Legend of Bum-bo in November
1. No subject Sep 5, 2019, 08:33 007Bistromath
 
"Animated cut scenes that will make you feel bad!"

Yeah, he's not joking. That, the poop, and the music make BoI unplayably depressing for me. Skipping this until somebody steals all his mechanical ideas and puts them in a game that doesn't feel like punishment.
 
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News Comments > Alec Holowka Dead
17. Re: No Man's Sky NEXT Adds Multiplayer in July Sep 1, 2019, 15:08 007Bistromath
 
Rilcon wrote on Sep 1, 2019, 14:14:
I would however suggest reading the post about the allegations made by a Night in the Woods codeveloper that knew and worked with the guy for over half a decade:

https://www.reddit.com/r/NightInTheWoods/comments/cxqjp8/end_of_summer_backer_update/
I read this stuff earlier, and it really puts #MeToo and Zoe and a whole bunch of other stuff into a new context for me. Holowka seems to have been the kind of crazy that spends their life in and out of mutually abusive relationships, which is very common among artists. Not a villain or a victim, just a complete trainwreck of a person. I wonder how much of the moral panic and culture war surrounding these issues only exist because we have media that records and publicizes peoples' lives in far greater detail than is proper.

There are also actual sociopaths that hide among these troubled people, and take advantage of them. Often times, even when you're close to them, it's impossible to know which is which. I've felt pretty certain before, and feel it's still pretty likely, that Zoe Quinn is one of those. But how can I know? How can I know Holowka wasn't?

This shit shouldn't be a matter of public argument. Nobody has the truth.
 
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News Comments > Epic Games Store Roadmap Dropping Timeframes
10. No subject Aug 31, 2019, 17:25 007Bistromath
 
I feel like if you ever have a reason to mention Trello to the end user, your development strategy is hopelessly wrecked.  
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News Comments > Valve Fighting EU Antitrust Charges
23. No subject Aug 30, 2019, 10:47 007Bistromath
 
Arithon wrote on Aug 30, 2019, 07:14:
"We only do a little a bit of price fixing" Oh, that's okay then.

After all they have shipping costs and import duty on... no wait that's physical goods! There's zero cost difference anywhere on the planet outside of exchange rates and local taxes.

I'd email to complain, but they won't accept my region-specific email charges...
Price discrimination is not price fixing. Don't be ridiculous.
 
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News Comments > Valve Fighting EU Antitrust Charges
17. No subject Aug 30, 2019, 06:51 007Bistromath
 
It's hard for me to get mad when Valve gets in a legal battle because as far as I can remember, everytime they've done it, it's been a "we have to push back on this in order to represent the devs who use our platform." That's obviously going to read as anti-consumer in some cases because when it comes down to it, our relationship with anyone we buy stuff from is partly adversarial.

It's also good because it allows precedent to be set, rather than having people continue to rely on "goodwill," which is often motivated by the desire to stay out of court until the most opportune moment. That's the reason behind half the FUD in the industry; so many things about what rights belong to who have been allowed to fester until the publishers have enough power to claim total victory.

PS: The variety of reasons geo-locking was used described in that other article, and the reactions you can see in this thread by people who weren't aware of them or don't care about them, are why Valve wants to go closed-door. This is a complex law with alot of oversimplified rhetoric surrounding it, and their situation is clearly different from just "they broke the law." Valve was stuck with two options: pick between conflicting laws and hope the court would see one as an exception to the other, or stop doing business in the EU because their laws are a mess. Even the "3% of business" bit is an important detail: the only reason you'd think 10% of the company's revenue is a fair punishment for 3% of only one region of your business being out of order is if you just want to fuck up Valve and don't care how.

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News Comments > Wheel of Fate Announced
2. Look how far we've come. Aug 29, 2019, 15:05 007Bistromath
 
John Carmack once said that video game stories are like porn plots and nobody cares about them. It's 2019 and we've finally reached that lofty standard. Here is a game where the setting and plot are headline features, but the trailer shows nothing about them because they're made with machine learning, i.e. proc gen, i.e. they don't exist.

This generic trash was overhyped the moment the design document was finished.
 
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News Comments > Infinite Falls Fires Designer & Cancels Game Over Abuse Allegation
43. No subject Aug 29, 2019, 05:08 007Bistromath
 
She doesn't have to get anything out of it but the spotlight. She's a narcissist.  
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News Comments > Path of Exile Blight Announced
13. No subject Aug 21, 2019, 10:32 007Bistromath
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Aug 21, 2019, 03:42:
Ya'll about that TD.. but the necromancer revamp is the biggest news in this.

Path of Exiles ain't a path for summoners currently, in fact that's the worst build in the game after the changes to melee.
everyone else during legion: MELEE LEAGUE HYPE

me during legion: skeletons are a melee skill
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
39. Re: Op Ed Aug 19, 2019, 01:30 007Bistromath
 
pretty sure it was "rXtard," people are getting fussed about that like it's the n-word lately

I'd say what I think about that but I can't
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
25. Ugh Aug 18, 2019, 07:00 007Bistromath
 
As a bisexual, this is one of a thousand reasons the series lost its shine after the first game. Being pandered to feels disgusting unless you're a politics-obsessed moron.  
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News Comments > Steam Zero-Day Exploit
6. No subject Aug 8, 2019, 05:03 007Bistromath
 
Mordhaus wrote on Aug 8, 2019, 01:21:
RedEye9 wrote on Aug 8, 2019, 01:12:
eRe4s3r wrote on Aug 8, 2019, 01:01:
Red886 wrote on Aug 8, 2019, 00:34:
um, it's all because he didn't get paid and now he's all grouchy
If you find a 0-day that can exploit windows steam service 100% of the time and you get your issue closed down 3 times with completely irrelevant reasons then you would be grouchy too

Now Valve can enjoy having an active 0-day the price of having IT security outsourced.
So here we have someone who is actually making up things about the researcher.
I'm not surprised at who did it but still. smh

Imagine the outcry if an identical situation had happened to that other color store front.
A few around here would sperge the flerg out and swallow their tongues.

Actually, even as much as I don't care for EGS, I would have been more likely to call it a growing pain and ignore it. Valve dropped the ball on this one and should be called out on it. They are far too established to have this type of thing happening.
Guy, have you seen what banks are doing these days? Establishment is what causes this type of thing to happen.
 
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News Comments > Ooblets Team Faces Backlash Over Epic Games Store Deal
13. No subject Aug 5, 2019, 22:50 007Bistromath
 
please god let epic go broke for going woke

never wanted to see something crash and burn more
 
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News Comments > Ghostbusters: The Video Game Remastered in October
2. No subject Aug 3, 2019, 08:27 007Bistromath
 
I am immeasurably pleased that Sony didn't just forget this existed.  
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News Comments > Path of Exile Expansion Plans
6. Re: Path of Exile Expansion Plans Aug 1, 2019, 19:29 007Bistromath
 
Keep chugging the whiskey until it makes sense  
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