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News Comments > Tencent and Grinding Gear
14. Re: Tencent and Grinding Gears May 21, 2018, 14:11 jacobvandy
 
Beamer wrote on May 21, 2018, 12:47:
Tencent also owns parts of Epic, Blizzard, Frontier, PUBG, Ubisoft, Spotify, and I'm sure I'm missing more games-related ones.

None of those are majority stakes, though. The only others I'm seeing that have been completely bought out are Riot Games (League of Legends) and Supercell (Clash of Clans).
 
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News Comments > Tencent and Grinding Gear
7. Re: Tencent and Grinding Gears May 21, 2018, 12:08 jacobvandy
 
Welp, that's what happens when you sell out... The fans who've supported you all along are gonna feel differently about you.  
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News Comments > Diablo III Season 13 Ends Soon
5. Re: Diablo III Season 13 Ends Soon May 20, 2018, 20:25 jacobvandy
 
Totally agree, PoE is pretty good but they just can't compete with Blizzard polish, and that's what kept me playing D3 for a few thousand hours over the years compared to a few hundred in any other ARPG. I wouldn't be surprised if the total cost of developing Path of Exile is less than what Diablo 3 had put into its Art & Animation.  
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
3. Re: Evening Metaverse May 19, 2018, 00:30 jacobvandy
 
Well I was kind of annoyed a week or so ago when they somehow sent a large, rather heavy package of mine through USPS, and our postal person is an older Asian lady maybe 5 feet tall and 100 pounds... This box must have taken up half of the total space in her truck and I had to help her carry it up to my apartment. Shit like that needs to go through the other carriers who are more equipped for it, with hand trucks and back braces and the employees who know going into it that they're gonna handle things like that. I mean, I shouldn't have to pitch in with some manual labor of my own just so Amazon can save a a buck or two on the shipping with these deals they're able to cut with a struggling government entity. Not saying they deserve to be "punished," but they might be taking some things too far.  
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News Comments > etc., etc.
4. Re: etc., etc. May 18, 2018, 21:06 jacobvandy
 
HorrorScope wrote on May 18, 2018, 20:10:
The funny thing is someone actually thinks this is really Valves doings. Somewhere someone has either called them or has warned them about potential liabilities. As the article stated, nudity is tough to manage where each country and state could have different regulations. Most business would love zero regulations, then you'd get it all, but that world has its own set of problems.

Exactly. The games sell and that's all Valve cares about. Companies don't do things that will cost them unless not doing those things would cost them even more. Whether it's due to legal liability or enough complaints from "Mothers Against Cartoon Boobies" or whoever, this is Valve being compelled to conform to the world we live in.
 
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News Comments > State of Decay 2 Reviews
37. Re: State of Decay 2 Reviews May 17, 2018, 18:21 jacobvandy
 
HorrorScope wrote on May 17, 2018, 15:58:
Peter M. Smith wrote on May 17, 2018, 14:19:
Because my PS3 is a specialty computer it's acceptable to deal with running at a required OS level. But because my PC is a general use computer it's not acceptable to deal with running at a required OS level?

I'm a little different than Dark's on this... It's BS to on the PSx if the update doesn't truly have a critical reason why it needs to be applied for a game to play. It's BS there to, feel any better about that?

It is definitely BS on consoles, the only reason they do that is to deter piracy.
 
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News Comments > State of Decay 2 Reviews
17. Re: State of Decay 2 Reviews May 17, 2018, 12:52 jacobvandy
 
Well good, by the time they're done trying to push their store and release it on Steam to really sell some copies, maybe the worst bugs will be patched.  
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News Comments > Metro Exodus Delayed
13. Re: Metro Exodus Delayed May 16, 2018, 14:35 jacobvandy
 
Hopefully Todd Howard goes on stage again this year to announce something releasing a few months later.  
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News Comments > S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2 Resumes Development
5. Re: S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2 Resumes Development May 15, 2018, 21:31 jacobvandy
 
Creston wrote on May 15, 2018, 20:33:
Is this from the actual guys who made the original Stalker, or is this from that gangle of clowns who pretended like they were somehow allowed to make a Stalker game, and steal its art etc, a few years back?

Nah, Sergiy is THE guy at GSC Game World. I don't remember the specifics, but I believe it was 100% his decision to put the sequel on hold back in the day and nobody could do anything about it because he owns everything. So the studio shut down and the rest of the guys went on to form their own and do Survarium (2018 me feels sorry for 2012 me hoping that'd be any good, lol). The clowns who took to Kickstarter in '14 trying to scam $50k for a spiritual successor were a whole different circus.
 
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News Comments > RAGE 2 Announcement and Gameplay Trailer
15. Re: RAGE 2 Announcement and Gameplay Trailer May 15, 2018, 21:22 jacobvandy
 
Yup, looking good. But announcing it early makes me wonder what else they've got in store for their E3 show.  
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News Comments > Morning Interviews
1. Re: Morning Interviews May 15, 2018, 13:51 jacobvandy
 
He says nothing about the Avengers game, BTW, in case anyone else was thinking about wasting their time skimming through that VB dreck.  
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News Comments > Boss Key Closed
27. Re: Boss Key Closed May 14, 2018, 23:09 jacobvandy
 
Careers are ended over single dumb remarks all the time, at least Cliffy was able to continue working in the industry. But you can't expect that bridge you burned to be there when the big console makers don't care about you anymore and you resort to making PC games again... It wasn't until then, after founding Boss Key, that he decided "oh shit, I should probably apologize to these people before I ask them to buy my next game."  
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News Comments > Boss Key Closed
13. Re: Boss Key Closed May 14, 2018, 19:23 jacobvandy
 
"Well received?" What planet does this fucking guy live on? The game's reviews are split almost perfectly down the middle and its peak population of 12k concurrent players at release crumbled to less than half of that in only one week... After a month it struggled to have more than 1k people playing at once, and the game is FREE! All you had to do was make a half-decent clone and appeal to the people who a) would like to play PUBG but can't or don't want to spend the $30 and b) are too lazy or stubborn to install another store client and create another account to do so. It's not difficult to imagine that there are more than enough people like that to enable you to at least break even, i.e. not have to shut down your studio almost immediately.

http://steamcharts.com/app/809960#All
 
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News Comments > RAGE 2 Announce Trailer
3. Re: RAGE 2 Announce Trailer May 14, 2018, 13:49 jacobvandy
 
SlimRam wrote on May 14, 2018, 13:30:
"Dive headfirst into a dystopian world devoid of society, law, and order. RAGE 2 brings together a true open world FPS experience where you can go anywhere, shoot anything, and explode everything."
So they mean it's going to be almost exactly like 'Mad Max' the game in almost every way, seeing as Avalanche made 'Mad Max' the game, except it will be a FPS?

Gotcha.

That's fine by me!
 
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News Comments > On Sale
2. Re: On Sale May 12, 2018, 17:27 jacobvandy
 
Denuvo, schmenuvo, it's a fun game. 25-50 hours of open world gameplay that combines Batman: Arkham melee with driving around and scavenging upgrades for a badass death machine roadster... At $5 they're practically paying you to play it.  
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News Comments > Steam Bringing Games and Streaming to Mobile
11. Re: Steam Bringing Games and Streaming to Mobile May 10, 2018, 15:34 jacobvandy
 
CthulhuFan wrote on May 10, 2018, 13:03:
Sepharo wrote on May 10, 2018, 02:36:
Smart TVs have had a streaming Steam app for a long time though.
This seems pretty specifically for "Android (phone, tablet, TV) and iOS-based (iPhone, iPad, Apple TV)".

Some do some don't. Isn't that mostly a modern Samsung thing?

I have Steam Link hardware and I absolutely love it. As far as I'm concerned, more options to access your rig on the home theater is great.

Yep, only newer Samsung TVs starting about a year ago, so that was like the beta test. Making the app available for all devices running Android or iOS is a major milestone for Steam attempting to invade living rooms everywhere.
 
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News Comments > Steam Bringing Games and Streaming to Mobile
5. Re: Steam Bringing Games and Streaming to Mobile May 10, 2018, 01:16 jacobvandy
 
You guys really think they'll be providing touch controls for anything? Seems to me like it'd just be video streaming and a relay for controllers, same as the Steam Link box. Valve never uses the word "mobile" in their announcement, I doubt phones or even tablets are the primary target here. It's more about eliminating the need for the discrete hardware that nobody was buying, since loads of people already have a smart TV or set-top box that they prefer to use for that sort of thing.  
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News Comments > Avengers: Infinity War Fortnite Crossover Event
8. Re: Avengers: Infinity War Fortnite Crossover Event May 7, 2018, 21:31 jacobvandy
 
I've seen people clamoring for various real superhero skins in the game, but I know that even officially-licensed Marvel games have these strict requirements for how characters are depicted. Like they'd never let you just dress up as Iron Man or whoever as you run around spraying your assault rifle and rocket launchers all over the place... (Maybe they'd allow a Punisher skin, lol.) But transforming into Thanos with a power-up and having some of those crazy powers makes more sense. As one of the dozens of people who play the original PVE mode exclusively, I'm almost jealous.  
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News Comments > Quake Champions Adding Bots and More Gore
1. Re: Quake Champions Adding Bots and More Gore May 6, 2018, 13:46 jacobvandy
 
Why would you not want them to be identified as bots? Are they trying to make it seem like more people are playing? Seems to me they're just begging for loads of false cheater reports when standard bot behavior is taken for aim hacks...  
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
2. Re: Morning Consolidation May 1, 2018, 20:23 jacobvandy
 
Yeah, as someone who skipped that entire generation of Nintendo games, I'm quite happy with all the re-releases. After Captain Toad is out, there will only be a handful of Wii-U games left that I would have any interest in, and at this point I'd be surprised if they aren't ported over.  
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