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Re: New World Free Weekend
Apr 8, 2022, 00:45
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Re: New World Free Weekend Apr 8, 2022, 00:45
Apr 8, 2022, 00:45
 
That's OK Amazon, I'm good with Disney's Aladdin. The old one.
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Re: U.S. Senators Express Microsoft/Activision Merger Concerns
Apr 1, 2022, 16:07
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Re: U.S. Senators Express Microsoft/Activision Merger Concerns Apr 1, 2022, 16:07
Apr 1, 2022, 16:07
 
In terms of prices and competition, only one word blows all these concerns out the door, and that's Steam.

Steam has constant game sales and heavily discounted prices. There is plenty of competition to go around.
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Re: Diablo 2 Vets Form Moon Beast Productions
Mar 10, 2022, 17:01
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Re: Diablo 2 Vets Form Moon Beast Productions Mar 10, 2022, 17:01
Mar 10, 2022, 17:01
 
We've seen this song and dance for how many years now. X developer from Y great game from the past, form up to create Z company. There are so many ex-Blizzard developers out there out, forming up their own companies...Dream Haven...Frost Giant...and now this.

Frost Giant hasn't come out with their Starcraft 2-killer yet. And as many of you already said, this is a story as old as time. Old Blizzard staff come together to make the next Blizzard IP killer, and every single time those games made a small splash, then didn't last. WildStar, Rift, too many titles to name.

So I reserve judgment on this. What can they do, that'll be better than the latest Diablo-clones like Lost Ark with their interminable eye-candy and flashy effects tailored to gamers with the attention span of 5 minutes? Oh, and um, Diablo 2 was a *long time* ago.
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Re: A Better Ubisoft Says Ubisoft's Not Getting Better
Feb 15, 2022, 17:29
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Re: A Better Ubisoft Says Ubisoft's Not Getting Better Feb 15, 2022, 17:29
Feb 15, 2022, 17:29
 
Things in a huge company like UBIsoft don't just magically get better in 200 days. Think of trying to steer an enormous ship like an oceanliner. You're not going to make harsh nimble turns like that.
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Re: Google Stadia Pivots
Feb 4, 2022, 21:55
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Re: Google Stadia Pivots Feb 4, 2022, 21:55
Feb 4, 2022, 21:55
 
MoreLuckThanSkill wrote on Feb 4, 2022, 21:43:
Bill Borre wrote on Feb 4, 2022, 19:28:
Okay I bought a dozen games on Stadia because the service works fine for me and the sale prices were pretty cheap.

Say they do shut it down. Am I just out the money I spent? Is it possible they may distribute Steam keys to previous customers?
I will be shocked beyond all comprehension if they do anything for customers who bought games on their service, as far as giving them keys to other services such as Steam.

I still remember when they alluded to(but didn't promise) that any game keys that you bought from Stadia, would be transferable. I asked on their reddit AMA how exactly that would work with game saves, and I got only crickets.
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Re: Google Stadia Pivots
Feb 4, 2022, 21:50
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Re: Google Stadia Pivots Feb 4, 2022, 21:50
Feb 4, 2022, 21:50
 
Bill Borre wrote on Feb 4, 2022, 19:28:
Okay I bought a dozen games on Stadia because the service works fine for me and the sale prices were pretty cheap.

Say they do shut it down. Am I just out the money I spent? Is it possible they may distribute Steam keys to previous customers?

No. It is going to be an invisible back-end service to something else. Maybe Capcom Online, Konami Online or whatever the new services will be. Think of this as something as invisible as AWS or Microsoft Azure.

Do not count on money you invested into this, to be transferable to the new games services that sprung up, which use this backbone.
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Re: Raven QA Strike Ends
Jan 23, 2022, 18:06
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Re: Raven QA Strike Ends Jan 23, 2022, 18:06
Jan 23, 2022, 18:06
 
That's it? Well that was fast. It was only a few days. Would have made a bigger impact and conveyed a stronger message if the strike was at least a few weeks. I mean, look at the public transit strikes on how to do it...months long strikes...
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Re: Loot Box Lawsuits Dismissed
Jan 11, 2022, 13:25
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Re: Loot Box Lawsuits Dismissed Jan 11, 2022, 13:25
Jan 11, 2022, 13:25
 
It sounds to me like the plaintiffs didn't present their facts well. And/or the defense didn't have to try very hard. For something like this they would have needed to detail everything about the lootboxes in question, from the percentages of rare items to the secondary currency required to buy many of them, so on and so forth.

loomy wrote on Jan 11, 2022, 12:27:
it's definitely gambling, but so are gumball machines, so the laws are just loose
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Re: ActiBlizz Activist Resigns
Dec 1, 2021, 12:52
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Re: ActiBlizz Activist Resigns Dec 1, 2021, 12:52
Dec 1, 2021, 12:52
 
Cram wrote on Dec 1, 2021, 10:37:
Good for her.
I hope others, who are motivated too, find something new and abandon that ship.


The industry is a small one. Where-ever you go you'll see many of the same people. All your past buds from Westwood Studios, Origin, Sierra...they're everywhere, whether it's at Blizzard, EA, UBIsoft, Riot Games...you'll still bump into the same people you love and hate.
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Re: ActiBlizz Activist Resigns
Dec 1, 2021, 12:50
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Re: ActiBlizz Activist Resigns Dec 1, 2021, 12:50
Dec 1, 2021, 12:50
 
jdreyer wrote on Dec 1, 2021, 12:21:
Mr. Tact wrote on Dec 1, 2021, 11:45:
RedEye9 wrote on Dec 1, 2021, 10:41:
“A woman is like a tea bag; you never know how strong it is until it’s in hot water.” — Eleanor Roosevelt
Ha, that is great. Hadn't seen/heard that before.
Gives a new meaning to the term "teabagging," amirite?

lol teabagging is something that men would do. But if you're a woman...well...there's a term that my friends joked around, "clam slam" but don't kill me, I didn't come up with that term!
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Re: ActiBlizz Activist Resigns
Dec 1, 2021, 12:48
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Re: ActiBlizz Activist Resigns Dec 1, 2021, 12:48
Dec 1, 2021, 12:48
 
Bumpy wrote on Dec 1, 2021, 12:33:
She may be helping herself but not the cause. This is exactly what he (Bobby) wanted. To push out the squealers.

I can't imagine that she'd be really effective at her role, though. She'd feel every ounce of work would benefit Bobby and she wouldn't accept that. So really the only move is to leave.
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Re: ActiBlizz Activist Resigns
Dec 1, 2021, 12:47
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Re: ActiBlizz Activist Resigns Dec 1, 2021, 12:47
Dec 1, 2021, 12:47
 
Tipsy McStagger wrote on Dec 1, 2021, 12:33:
She's pretty strong headed thats for sure.

I wonder if this is a career limiting move or will be the catalyst for better future for her... time will tell.

If she really is leaving the game industry for good, the skills should be transferable but I can't imagine what would be going through many a recruiter's head. A good sell, or doesn't make any difference? One of the so-called rules is never speak ill of your past employer, but well.
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Re: Valve Seeks Dismissal of Wolfire Suit
Jul 29, 2021, 16:52
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Re: Valve Seeks Dismissal of Wolfire Suit Jul 29, 2021, 16:52
Jul 29, 2021, 16:52
 
Reading this article, specifically on the whole 30% commission portion made me almost think I was reading an article about Apple and Google.
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Re: Activision Blizzard Walkout Tomorrow
Jul 28, 2021, 10:44
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Re: Activision Blizzard Walkout Tomorrow Jul 28, 2021, 10:44
Jul 28, 2021, 10:44
 
MoreLuckThanSkill wrote on Jul 27, 2021, 20:06:
Good for those employees doing the walkout. Maybe form a union while you're out there, since there seems to be quite a bit of publicity for this whole thing, and apparently you need collective bargaining and better protections at work.

Unions will only work if the employees there are planning to stay. But the game industry is notoriously churn-heavy. You'll work for some company for some project for an average of ~2.5 years, then you leave.
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Re: Activision Blizzard Walkout Tomorrow
Jul 28, 2021, 10:41
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Re: Activision Blizzard Walkout Tomorrow Jul 28, 2021, 10:41
Jul 28, 2021, 10:41
 
They have my full support and I will refrain from playing any Blizzard game, until it's my guild's raid time.
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Re: Epic Sues Apple and Google in the UK
Jan 15, 2021, 17:13
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Re: Epic Sues Apple and Google in the UK Jan 15, 2021, 17:13
Jan 15, 2021, 17:13
 
The day that vendors get to install their own branded cashiers inside supermarkets and grocery stores is the day that I will be firmly behind letting Epic install their own cash register in Google and Apple's platforms.
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Re: Heroes of the Storm Adds Hero, Fights Smurfing
Dec 2, 2020, 12:15
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Re: Heroes of the Storm Adds Hero, Fights Smurfing Dec 2, 2020, 12:15
Dec 2, 2020, 12:15
 
Jivaro wrote on Dec 1, 2020, 20:48:
Hogger was the first real "elite" you fought in vanilla WoW as a human right?

And if memory serves, Hogger was among the NPCs with one of the highest player kills as well.
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Re: Fortnite Subscriptions Launch Next Week
Nov 25, 2020, 11:32
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Re: Fortnite Subscriptions Launch Next Week Nov 25, 2020, 11:32
Nov 25, 2020, 11:32
 
Rilcon wrote on Nov 24, 2020, 16:53:
Icewind wrote on Nov 24, 2020, 16:11:
eRe4s3r wrote on Nov 24, 2020, 15:53:
Saboth wrote on Nov 24, 2020, 15:49:
But wait! There's more! If you sign up today, we'll not only give you 1,000 V-Bucks, we'll give you 500 Digio-Dollars. In addition, your avatar can change their eye color, and add a glowing effect to their big toe (right toe only).

Why makes games when you can make people buy no game whatsoever at twice the cost of 1 game. It's a GREAT DEAL.

There are 20-something gamers who would laugh at us for saying this and they've accepted these kinds of schemes as not only normal, but preferential to our old way of going to the store, buying a box with a disc in it, and installing it.

Kids today. Really.

There 20-something these days that deride these sort of things, and 40+ somethings that've been pumping hundreds of dollars a month into MUDs, Runescape, Ultima, WoW, and others for decades.

They're also the same people who've been spending many hundreds, if not thousands of dollars into collectible card games and then claiming that they made all their money back(and then some) by resale(eyeroll).

It's actually a little funny to look at all the responses here. It's full of crusty old men yelling "get off my lawn" at a changing world that no longer resembles what it once did 20-30 years ago. And the people here seem to be stuck in the past and refusing to move forward. Yes, all these practices are definitely predatory. But remember that once upon a time, even we were enticed by all the shareware/shovelware on disks, the free trials and demos that you had to buy a gaming magazine to get(or not, ya ya most of us downloaded all that for free).

Kids these days are drawn to F2P titles. Why? Because they're free. The barrier to entry is basically non-existant. As they say, the first hit is free...
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Re: Google Antitrust Suit
Oct 20, 2020, 12:19
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Re: Google Antitrust Suit Oct 20, 2020, 12:19
Oct 20, 2020, 12:19
 
So then if a company does something that's so much better than everyone else, is that company then, in the crosshairs for just being better?

Fine. Yes Google did some anti-competitive things. But its search engine is better than everyone else's. Sounds more to me that the US is mad that AskJeeves, AltaVista, Yahoo, Bing, Lycos aren't being used anymore.
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Re: More on Artifact 2.0
Apr 14, 2020, 15:09
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Re: More on Artifact 2.0 Apr 14, 2020, 15:09
Apr 14, 2020, 15:09
 
Cutter wrote on Apr 14, 2020, 11:09:
And if, like most card games, it comes down to who buys the best cards what difference does it make?

They said all cards are free. No paying for cards, it's all free from sheer goodness of their heart. Totally and utterly free to play for anyone and everyone.
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