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Re: Grim Fandango HD This Month; Preorders Underway
Jan 13, 2015, 09:17
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Re: Grim Fandango HD This Month; Preorders Underway Jan 13, 2015, 09:17
Jan 13, 2015, 09:17
 
pagb wrote on Jan 13, 2015, 09:02:
No revamped controls? Oh oh...

The video said choice between old or new control schemes.

I had never played Grim Fandango, but if it's point and click like the original Monkey Island or Sam and Max, then I don't have a problem with it.

I just hope they don't develop controls for it like Telltale did with MI or S&M. They were absolute crap and I couldn't get myself to play through either one of them.
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Re: New Hitman Game Details This Year
Jan 12, 2015, 13:38
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Re: New Hitman Game Details This Year Jan 12, 2015, 13:38
Jan 12, 2015, 13:38
 
Was anyone else throughly disgusted by the "bad guy's" behavior in the last Hitman? I thought it was a bit over-the-top; although, I did finish the game. Stealth seemed really difficult so I killed just about everyone on every level. =)
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Re: Gatherings & Competitions
Jan 12, 2015, 13:34
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Re: Gatherings & Competitions Jan 12, 2015, 13:34
Jan 12, 2015, 13:34
 
Rectal Prolapse wrote on Jan 12, 2015, 11:13:
But I just remembered that someone wrote a plugin for that (Firefox). One day I'll find it and install it!

Firefox shows the URL in the bottom left hand corner of the window. In fact, it's standard browser behavior in Windows browsers.
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Re: The Elder Scrolls Online Destocking Fuels F2P Theories
Jan 9, 2015, 19:54
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Re: The Elder Scrolls Online Destocking Fuels F2P Theories Jan 9, 2015, 19:54
Jan 9, 2015, 19:54
 
Flatline wrote on Jan 9, 2015, 19:36:
Evercrack I believe was the first to hit 15 a month (maybe? I can't remember) but WoW settled on that price point.

I'm almost positive that EverQuest charged $10 a month up until World of Warcraft began charging their customers $15.
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Re: Morning Tech Bits
Jan 2, 2015, 00:40
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Re: Morning Tech Bits Jan 2, 2015, 00:40
Jan 2, 2015, 00:40
 
If they are smart enough to split the atom, does it matter how large their waistline is?
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Re: Evening Metaverse
Jan 1, 2015, 22:26
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Re: Evening Metaverse Jan 1, 2015, 22:26
Jan 1, 2015, 22:26
 
Comcast sent me a notice several years ago telling me I needed to upgrade my modem to DOCSIS 3.0 to take advantage of their faster speeds. DOCSIS 2.0 supports up to 38Mbit which was faster than the plan I was paying for so I really didn't need to upgrade.

If you have a plan that exceeds 38Mb, just buy your own modem from Amazon or Newegg. You won't have to worry about the wifi if you buy a modem that isn't a wireless router as it won't be sharable with anyone else.
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Re: On Sale
Dec 25, 2014, 15:51
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Re: On Sale Dec 25, 2014, 15:51
Dec 25, 2014, 15:51
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Re: Amazon Apps
Dec 25, 2014, 00:54
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Re: Amazon Apps Dec 25, 2014, 00:54
Dec 25, 2014, 00:54
 
I just enabled 1-Click, and I have a card associated with the account, but still can't see the buy button. Thanks for the suggestions, though.
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Re: Amazon Apps
Dec 24, 2014, 19:56
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Re: Amazon Apps Dec 24, 2014, 19:56
Dec 24, 2014, 19:56
 
Thanks for the responses.

Unfortunately, I see no apparent way to make an app purchase. In the area where the option normally exists, there's "Get this app - Download the Amazon Appstore", followed by a "Continue" button that directs me to another page with instructions on how to install the Amazon Appstore on an Android device.

Perhaps the Appstore needs to be installed before seeing the purchase option on any apps?
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Re: Amazon Apps
Dec 24, 2014, 16:07
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Re: Amazon Apps Dec 24, 2014, 16:07
Dec 24, 2014, 16:07
 
I don't have an Android device at the moment, but wanted to take advantage of some of these free apps in the event that I purchase one in the future. Is there really no way of obtaining these apps without an Android that has the Amazon Appstore installed?
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Re: Out of the Blue
May 31, 2014, 16:52
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Re: Out of the Blue May 31, 2014, 16:52
May 31, 2014, 16:52
 
Wildstar head start began today. I'm not playing it myself, but thought it was odd that there had been no mention of it here on Blues.
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Re: Saturday Mobilization
May 25, 2014, 05:50
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Re: Saturday Mobilization May 25, 2014, 05:50
May 25, 2014, 05:50
 
killer_roach wrote on May 24, 2014, 18:13:
Quite a few of them are user error (charging their card rather than using coins) or sheer stupidity

Yes, but therein lies the genius of the scam. Why else wouldn't they continue to use a world currency like the U.S. dollar? Because there's money to be had from the confusion that arises with this conversion nonsense.

Even if everyone understood the rules, Amazon would be ahead. Why? Because you can't use two currencies for one purchase--you either buy more Amazon Coins, or you pay for the order with world currency. Either way, Amazon makes out. It's the same for every business who has gone with their own proprietary currency. You lose one dollar here, one dollar there... multiply that by millions.
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Re: Wireless broadband
May 25, 2014, 05:47
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Re: Wireless broadband May 25, 2014, 05:47
May 25, 2014, 05:47
 
Let's start talking about bringing affordable broadband to terrestrial consumers before we even think about what kind of datarates we can get to Mars.

And while we're at it, how about sheltering the homeless on Earth before we begin to colonize celestial bodies. Sheesh!

This comment was edited on May 25, 2014, 06:01.
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Re: Saturday Mobilization
May 24, 2014, 17:49
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Re: Saturday Mobilization May 24, 2014, 17:49
May 24, 2014, 17:49
 
Seems like every business wants you to convert world currency into these proprietary currencies that serve no purpose but to swindle consumers.

Check out the negative reviews Amazon Coins have.
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Re: Valve Offering Earth: Year 2066 Refunds
May 6, 2014, 23:48
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Re: Valve Offering Earth: Year 2066 Refunds May 6, 2014, 23:48
May 6, 2014, 23:48
 
Eh.
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Re: Valve Offering Earth: Year 2066 Refunds
May 6, 2014, 23:48
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Re: Valve Offering Earth: Year 2066 Refunds May 6, 2014, 23:48
May 6, 2014, 23:48
 
NKD wrote on May 6, 2014, 23:27:
Killswitch wrote on May 6, 2014, 23:19:
You're blowing things way out of proportion. People were reimbursed and not overly inconvenienced. Nowhere did I state that stupid people should just be up shit creek. Obviously they are entitled to a refund, even if they do make poor purchasing decisions.

I just don't think the problem is severe enough to warrant any kind of heavy-handed new measures that might prevent or discourage indies from using Steam.

People say there is a problem, but the evidence doesn't show it. We have only a couple cases. You say that if one person can do it, so can anyone else, but they aren't. This is a rare situation, and the scenario played out exactly like it should. Products that were not as advertised were found out, pulled, and the victims compensated in a timely manner. And they probably learned a good lesson about smarter purchasing decisions to boot.

Let's talk about reality here and not hypotheticals.

Valve was not inconvenienced and that's my contention. They should be. They are the ones who pocket millions while consumers are left wondering if they will be compensated. There should be no doubt; if you invest in a product promoted by a brand like Valve, then you do not stand to lose any money. Valve has the money to research and promote products. It shouldn't be up to YOU to research the products that they promote. I'm sure you and many others may disagree with me, but they have millions of dollars. What do you have? That should say it all.
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Re: Valve Offering Earth: Year 2066 Refunds
May 6, 2014, 23:22
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Re: Valve Offering Earth: Year 2066 Refunds May 6, 2014, 23:22
May 6, 2014, 23:22
 
NKD wrote on May 6, 2014, 22:57:
If there was an epidemic of scammers and fraudulent games, I could understand the need for new measures, but there isn't. So any solution would just cause more problems than it was actually solving.

Sorry, I need to address one more issue here...

The problems people are proposing would solve the issue of those scamming others of their money. The downside would be, your loss of early access entertainment.

Yes, I know, what a fucking inconvenience, isn't it?
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Re: Valve Offering Earth: Year 2066 Refunds
May 6, 2014, 23:19
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Re: Valve Offering Earth: Year 2066 Refunds May 6, 2014, 23:19
May 6, 2014, 23:19
 
NKD wrote on May 6, 2014, 22:57:
A product was released as an Early Access title. People who were stupid bought it, sight unseen, and suffered a minor inconvenience for doing so. People who were smart waited, saw that it was a stinker from a scam artist, and did not purchase. Steam pulled the title to prevent further people from falling prey to the scam and issued timely refunds.

I fail to see what's wrong with this scenario. It isn't a situation that happens often, and everything turned out okay in the end.

If there was an epidemic of scammers and fraudulent games, I could understand the need for new measures, but there isn't. So any solution would just cause more problems than it was actually solving.

I'd like to be able to make my own choices about which games are worth my time and money, and I'd like the convenience of having those be available on Steam.

People have explained why, but you haven't listened.

First, let me address your own statement. "...saw that it was a stinker from a scam artist..." Don't you think that Valve has an obligation to protect its users from the people you comsider "scam artists"? And don't you think they have an obligation to protect them before they get scammed?

If ONE developer ends up scamming users through Valve then that is ONE developer too many. If one developer can do it, then so can anyone else. There's no accountability in place for the people who are considered the gatekeepers, aka Valve.

Your expression of "people who were stupid" is appalling and exactly what I had addressed in my previous post. You have absolutely no empathy for those who do not think the same way as you do. It sounds as though you are saying that people who want to rob others of their hard earned money are free to do so, as long as they are "stupid and ignorant". Your attitude, although not unique, is a huge problem for society and this attitude desperately needs to change.
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Re: Valve Offering Earth: Year 2066 Refunds
May 6, 2014, 22:41
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Re: Valve Offering Earth: Year 2066 Refunds May 6, 2014, 22:41
May 6, 2014, 22:41
 
NKD wrote on May 6, 2014, 22:17:
There ARE safeguards. People are getting full fucking refunds!

There needs to be safeguards before the crime is committed like I had originally stated. As it is now, Valve is reactive instead of proactive; this needs to change.
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