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.
Jivaro wrote on Dec 1, 2020, 20:48:
Hogger was the first real "elite" you fought in vanilla WoW as a human right?
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.
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?
chickenboo wrote on Apr 4, 2018, 18:50:theyarecomingforyou wrote on Apr 4, 2018, 18:12:afka Rossini wrote on Apr 4, 2018, 12:33:All it does these days is copy Blizzard, with games like Dota 2 and Artifact.
Make Half-Life 3 a SteamOS exclusive. Problem solved.
Isn't Dota 2 based on what was originally a mod for Warcraft 3? Didn't Valve hire the team behind that mod to create Dota 2? How then are they copying Blizzard?
As for Artifact, they hired the designer/creator of Magic The Gathering for this new game. So sure, they are making a card game, but there were computer-based card games before Hearthstone came along, and arguably they hired the granddaddy of card games to make this one. I'm not buying the Blizzard-copying angle here.
Personally I'm not waiting for HL3. I'll play it if it ever releases, but at this point expectations are so high (and gamers are so petty and hopelessly entitled) that the game would have to be literally the very best game ever conceived or it would be ripped to shreds by journalists, youtube, gamers, and fans. So I have little hope they're really working on it despite all the clamor for it.
I played through Black Mesa and HL2 recently. Black Mesa totally holds up and I loved every minute. HL2 though, while fun, doesn't hold up as well in my opinion: I had more fun playing Doom 2016.
BIGtrouble77 wrote on Apr 4, 2018, 11:20:Kajetan wrote on Apr 4, 2018, 11:11:I could not disagree more. They tried to sell the hell out of Steam Machines initially and it got them no where. They first need to make the technology viable so Linux gaming is not gimped from the start. Then the community will solve the rest of the problems for them. Right now, there are some things that only Valve can do well here, and that's what they are focusing on. Good strategy, IMO.
Tech alone does not sell. You keep on supporting Vulkan, which is nice, but it WILL NOT BOOST Linux as gaming platform or the usage of SteamOS.
Valve has to invest in MARKETING Linux or SteamOS as a gaming platform. When nobody knows what you have, why should it become more popular?
Cutter wrote on Feb 12, 2018, 12:22:
Gee, a misogynist mulsim? Why, how odd! A muslim who likes to spread fear? Stranger still! Really? That seems just so bizarre coming from the "religion of peace" because you just never ever hear of that happening otherwise.
And of course he was welcome into Canada with open arms by Canada's liberals. And given millions of dollars to boot because no actual real Canadians need help here obviously. I so fucking hate Canada's
Cutter wrote on Dec 16, 2017, 10:39:
“We hope this is a wake-up call for ISED Minister Navdeep Bains and the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission,” Anderson continued. “It was encouraging to see ISED recognize Canadians’ affordability struggle when it comes to mobile wireless prices […] but more needs to be done. Canadians simply can’t afford to keep paying the price for the lack of mobile competition.”
Ohh that's cute. She says that like somehow they're unaware of it. They're the parties responsible for it. You vote for the parties of the elites/big biz and this is what you get. It only proves just how stupid your average Canadian is because unlike the US there are actually viable choices here besides the Libs and Cons. They're simply too dumb to choose them.
Suppa7 wrote on Oct 30, 2017, 21:27:Cutter wrote on Oct 30, 2017, 17:51:
How the hell do these guys have over a 1000 employees with one niche title to their name?
The same way world of warcraft, steam, loot boxes and microtransactions exist.
The ship of stupid sailed when Ultima online and EQ became a thing, normalizing online drm. We got generations of kid who are ok with basically the theft of software from their computers and no privacy because they are dumb as a bag of hammers.
The videogame idiocracy sailed as soon as mmo's became a thing paving the way for steam, then league of legends and TF2.
The fact that these god awful games exist and are totally controlled by game companies now is a far cry from the 90's with level editors and user control of software.
HoSpanky wrote on Aug 29, 2017, 12:48:aka_STEVE wrote on Aug 29, 2017, 11:45:
Ha , that's a great response.
instead of banning him, they should have programmed his IP to just sit there spinning, saying it was trying to connect to a game. Griefer would just be sitting there for how long , thinking he's about to get in to play....
Agreed, they could also make queueing griefers only be put into a pool with others of their kind. I think GTA5 does that?
WaltC wrote on Jul 6, 2017, 11:39:Mr. Tact wrote on Jul 6, 2017, 10:13:
Yeah, Spectral -- it gets a lot more hate than it deserves. Even though I'm not happy with the on-line requirement, I've gotten over it over time...
I didn't buy it--don't want it--when developers start designing the DRM into the structure of their games, I'm out--just not interested. Still actually enjoying Diablo II & expansion, although I discovered that the last so-called patch for the game that Blizzard released--1.14, believe--actually renders my copies unplayable--and it adds nothing of interest to me, but 1.12/13 work fine, however. Under Win10x64 build 16232, RX 480 8G. D3 and the last SimCity both thought that they'd be cute by building DRM into the structure of the game--making the online component a requirement and ruining or else cutting out the single-player aspect completely--no thanks. Don't miss them at all. I buy all of my games--if developers want to punish me for doing so, fine--but I will not buy the games that do so.