Cutter wrote on Jul 30, 2013, 15:13:Topevoli wrote on Jul 30, 2013, 15:04:
I don't mean Blue, he's just posting links of relevant stories. I mean the internet in general.
I much prefer to read and absorb information at my own pace than to watch a video.
I agree. If it's a video or podcast I skip it. Ain't no one got time for that. Just let me skim and find the parts that are relative.
RaZ0r! wrote on Jul 30, 2013, 18:07:
I'm a huge Paradox fan, but this sounds dorky really. Is anyone excited by this? I would have much rather just had a head start on the truckload of DLC they are sure to release.
MattyC wrote on Jul 24, 2013, 12:33:
How in the world did they manage to rack up that much debt while owning Blizzard and Activision? Were they totally unable to get income from them under the prior agreement?
Justin wrote on Jul 22, 2013, 05:16:
So steam can agree to the law, but do they have to facilitate it? I like steam and I would not like to see the service damaged in any way. Whos going to buy anything from the steam main page, everyone will go straight to the second hand section.
NKD wrote on Jul 21, 2013, 20:31:s1mon75 wrote on Jul 21, 2013, 20:00:
This is why the US and Australia suck balls and why Europe is fucking awesome. Europe supports its citizens interests while the Australian and US governments are all for protecting big business, at the expense of its citizens.
If only it were that simple. Europe protects big business as long as it's European big business.
NKD wrote on Jul 21, 2013, 13:25:
I wonder if any of you have actually thought about the implications of peer-to-peer used games market on Steam...
To make it simple, you have two buttons that are effectively "Buy for Cheap from another user" and "Buy for Expensive from the developer/publisher."
Instead of selling 500,000 copies, a developer sells 50,000 that just get recycled over and over again for eternity. You don't see this with console games because there's an inconvenience factor and the most convenient way has an annoying middle man that takes most the money. (Gamestop, most commonly).
Whether it's within our rights or not, it's definitely not in our best interests, because it would decimate the Steam catalog as publishers bail out from a platform that discourages its users from even buying from the publisher.nin wrote on Jul 21, 2013, 13:18:
While I hate to seem like the white knight here, I think the reality is even if Steam wanted to allow it, the bigger problem is publishers actually agreeing to it.
That's basically the issue. Even if they somehow force Steam to offer a used game store (which is a questionable proposition at best), they can't force publishers to offer their titles on Steam.
Prez wrote on Jul 11, 2013, 19:13:
Wow - talk about bad timing! I think I was just fired from my job this evening. So no purchases on the Steam sale for me until I know that I can do the mundane things in life like pay my mortgage and put food on the table. Right now it's one of those "don't call us we'll call you" kind of things to see if I am still employed or not, so in the meantime there's a whole cabinet of heavy liquor begging to be drunk sitting in my kitchen. Bottoms up!
Cutter wrote on Jul 5, 2013, 17:21:
Are you effing kidding me? This has been a great year for games. Lots of good stuff this year and last. And some good prices on stuff out of the gate too, Blood Dragon and Call of Juarez were $15 for Pete sake! And plenty of good stuff coming before year end. Oh yeah, I'd say we're in the pipe, everything is 5X5.
Prez wrote on Jul 4, 2013, 12:28:
Speaking of "Big Corp", it amazes and infuriates me that something like 20% of the staff are fired but then Zynga can afford to guarantee to pay this asshat Mattrick millions upon millions of dollars before he has done a fucking thing. Does anyone still wonder why so many people hate corporate America?
ViRGE wrote on Jun 27, 2013, 21:04:Warskull wrote on Jun 27, 2013, 13:15:They're also the publisher for the Trauma Center games, Catherine, and the forthcoming Dragon's Crown.El Pit wrote on Jun 27, 2013, 11:41:
Wow! You guys know Atlus? When I read the headline, I was like "WHO?" Seems they release JRPGs, and that's why I don't know them. So, I hope for the fans of JRPGs that they can be "rehabilitated".
Atlus does JRPGs, but they aren't just JRPGs. They create and translate quirky Japanese games. Their games tend to be very unique. It can be nice to play something different from time to time, hence why losing Atlus would suck. They are the company willing to take risks on things no one else would. As mentioned they brought Demon's Souls to countries outside of Japan when no one else thought it could succeed.
eRe4s3r wrote on Jun 27, 2013, 19:50:
Which is a shame.. lot's of good games I will never get to play because I didn't buy one of those plastic handheld hand warmers. .. Oh wait, what ye call em.. game .. uh, consoles?