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Signed On Jan 31, 2009, 05:44
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News Comments > Blizzard Denies Pulling Diablo 4 Tease
5. Re: Blizzard Denies Pulling Diablo 4 Tease Nov 6, 2018, 13:58 007Bistromath
 
So what I'm getting from this is that Kotaku made up some sensational bullshit so they could push the "gamers are toxic" garbage again. Act surprised.  
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News Comments > Rumor: Blizzard Pulled a Diablo 4 Announcement
36. No subject Nov 6, 2018, 13:54 007Bistromath
 
Desalus wrote on Nov 6, 2018, 09:08:
Besides, aren't you being presumptuous to say that Diablo Immortal is hot garbage? Not all mobile games are hot garbage, unless I guess if you are some kind of gaming elitist.
Yes, I am an elitist. That's what you are automatically when you have standards. Am I supposed to feel bad about that? If you have no real opinion about games, I will disregard your opinions about gamers.
 
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News Comments > Rumor: Blizzard Pulled a Diablo 4 Announcement
21. No subject Nov 6, 2018, 07:38 007Bistromath
 
Numinar wrote on Nov 6, 2018, 04:34:
Not being interested in something requires no reaction at all. Maybe if you are a cultist at a convention a hiss and boo is in order for a shitty presentation, even I can imagine doing that. But a burn the heretics style internet meltdown from all the usual suspects? That is something else.
This rhetoric is getting beyond tired. When people see some hot garbage, it's normal for them to make fun of it. To characterize this as "aggression" or "entitlement" is just... How are you not deeply embarrassed saying things like this? What makes you actually spend the effort on wiggling your fingers to play Corporate Defender?

People who actually care about an artistic medium tend to have and express opinions about developments in it. Video games are now a big enough business that normal people, who don't have real opinions, consider them a cool thing to get into. You seem to be one of those; fine. Ride the hype train as far as they'll build the tracks. But don't try to tell those of us who care when we see a good idea left to rot on the vine that we're ruining your party. It is our party.
 
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News Comments > Rumor: Blizzard Pulled a Diablo 4 Announcement
17. Re: No Man's Sky NEXT Adds Multiplayer in July Nov 6, 2018, 04:24 007Bistromath
 
Numinar wrote on Nov 6, 2018, 02:49:
entitlement culture
You mean that thing media producers do when people aren't interested in their product?

Yeah, I hate that.
 
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News Comments > Diablo Mobile Backlash
53. No subject Nov 4, 2018, 03:09 007Bistromath
 
The Magician wrote on Nov 4, 2018, 01:53:
Ya'all suck the life out of the devs, and then trash talk them for making things you don't personally care about. Hint: They didn't do it just for you, there's 6 billion other people on the planet, and a huge number of them who don't play PC games.
nobody here was asking for a blue response
 
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News Comments > Loot Play Debuts
5. No subject Oct 18, 2018, 15:15 007Bistromath
 
Kind of weird this wasn't already a thing considering how comfortable some indies are with nepotism and payola.  
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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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