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News Comments > Morning Interviews
4. Re: Morning Interviews Dec 1, 2017, 13:45 jacobvandy
 
Cutter wrote on Dec 1, 2017, 11:54:
these extremists already exist in the mainstream

Do you know what these words even mean?
 
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News Comments > DayZ Beta and Release Planned for 2018
4. Re: DayZ Beta and Release Planned for 2018 Dec 1, 2017, 11:14 jacobvandy
 
Development may be slow, but at least it's been playable these past four years... Can't say the same for Fart Citizen.  
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News Comments > Get The Bureau: XCOM Declassified for Free
5. Re: Get The Bureau: XCOM Declassified for Free Dec 1, 2017, 00:31 jacobvandy
 
NewMaxx wrote on Nov 30, 2017, 20:33:
Comes with 10% off humble monthly...

Let me just point out the obvious and say with all their recent sales and giveaways, they are clearly trying to bring people back into the fold after the whole IGN thing. Just saying.

They've been giving away those coupons forever, and they only work if you've never subscribed before. So it's not bringing people back, they're continuing to try and get fresh meat.
 
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News Comments > EA Says Visceral's Cancelled Star Wars Game Was Too Linear
9. Re: EA Says Visceral's Cancelled Star Wars Game Was Too Linear Nov 29, 2017, 22:51 jacobvandy
 
NewMaxx wrote on Nov 29, 2017, 21:28:
Translation: they wanted it to jump aboard the "open world" system a la AC, Mad Max, Mordor, GTA, etc. because that's a gateway to MTX and it's "popular." I'll be honest and say I'm very bored of that system of games and although I know it's had its recent successes (Breath of the Wild - which I have arriving tomorrow) to suggest there's no market for a "linear" Star Wars game is downright ridiculous. They're basically saying that such an approach is vintage (5-10 years is forever in game land, apparently) when the reality is it's easier to phone it in and get some MTX income than it is to make an actual compelling story-based game.

(given someone else here linked to AJ's video on BF2 - yes, they f'd up the potential for an innovative campaign)

Pretty much. He's the politician and investors the constituents, he'll say anything to convince people what they're doing is the right thing.
 
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News Comments > Bungie Outlines Destiny 2 Plans
2. Re: Bungie Outlines Destiny 2 Plans Nov 29, 2017, 22:48 jacobvandy
 
Yes, because having only 97% of the content compared to the PS4 version justifies wanting to pay only 17% of the price. Rolleyes  
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
9. Re: I watched more DOOM videos (not all of them [TL;DW]), with a guy's commentaries, from YouTube... Nov 27, 2017, 21:57 jacobvandy
 
Wowbagger_TIP wrote on Nov 27, 2017, 21:07:
What am I missing here?

Nothing, the market has zero stability and has already crashed many times. Bully for whoever has managed to ride the wave and scrape off a little bit of money, but most are just being fleeced by the mega-whale investment groups that manipulate it at will.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Tech Bits
6. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 26, 2017, 02:21 jacobvandy
 
DrSquick wrote on Nov 25, 2017, 21:41:
RedEye9 wrote on Nov 25, 2017, 21:36:
jacobvandy wrote on Nov 25, 2017, 15:58:
Giant space ants, maybe.

According to ZDNet Korea, the top of the line TV will be 150 inches.
Noice

Niiiice! For a mere four kidneys and a hotdog you can have a 150 inch TV. I had a 130" 1080P projector setup at my old basement, and it was amazing... But having a 7' ceiling sucked because if anyone got up they would block the picture. And you had a very expensive bulb and notable cool-down period. I'm sure it will never happen, but if there was a 150" TV that would be fantastic.

Well that's what the article is, they're saying it's coming very soon. The 'Micro' refers to them shrinking down the same LEDs they currently use in cinema-size screens. Once they can get them even smaller than 4K at 150 inches (100 microns), supposedly LED is going to replace all these LCDs, OLEDs, QLEDs or whatever else you see being used now in screens of all sizes.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Tech Bits
2. Re: Saturday Tech Bits Nov 25, 2017, 15:58 jacobvandy
 
Giant space ants, maybe.

According to ZDNet Korea, the top of the line TV will be 150 inches.
 
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News Comments > Black Friday Legal Briefs
2. Re: Black Friday Legal Briefs Nov 24, 2017, 15:41 jacobvandy
 
Of course it's bad if you have fraud going on, but how do they determine what comments are "real" or not? Because loads of pro net neutrality people use sites like EFF or Demand Progress to automatically send messages for these kinds of things, and I would think that probably looks similar to corporate lobbies sending in a bunch of fake comments against it. Especially when most don't bother to customize the pre-written template they're given, if they even read the thing... Are they looking for legit, unique names and addresses attached to them as well?  
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News Comments > Report: Gazillion Firing Staff; Ending Marvel Heroes Even Earlier
6. Re: Report: Gazillion Firing Staff; Ending Marvel Heroes Even Earlier Nov 23, 2017, 12:53 jacobvandy
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Nov 23, 2017, 12:33:
kraken wrote on Nov 23, 2017, 12:29:
This is a very sad situation for those people.

Who bought micro transactions for a p2w game? I think not, they deserve the salt. But the the developers, they for sure did NOT deserve this.

I do hope nobody gets refunds though

Obviously you never played the game. Their business model was like 90% costumes and instant unlocks of playable heroes (ARPG classes), all of which could be earned for free in a reasonable amount of play time, and they ran so many events with global buffs that most people never felt the need to buy things like XP boosters. Multiple devs on different occasions basically stated that their business model was too generous based on how small the playerbase was, and that it needed to change for them to survive. Those changes took too long as they got distracted with other things, so they folded. Loads of people are getting refunds, though, especially on console.
 
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News Comments > Report: Gazillion Firing Staff; Ending Marvel Heroes Even Earlier
1. Re: Report: Gazillion Firing Staff; Ending Marvel Heroes Even Earlier Nov 23, 2017, 12:26 jacobvandy
 
That sucks. It's one thing to be told the party's over, it's last call, get your shit together soon... But then you're sacked 5 weeks early with no severance or anything? Time to lawyer up, if there's anyone left to sue.  
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News Comments > Gatherings & Competitions
2. Re: Gatherings & Competitions Nov 22, 2017, 20:06 jacobvandy
 
I wouldn't bother, either, but damn those cards are sexy.  
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News Comments > Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus Demo
1. Re: Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus Demo Nov 22, 2017, 20:04 jacobvandy
 
Just FYI, Steam awards are not only for new games. Anything in the entire store can be nominated.  
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News Comments > Loot Boxes Under Fire
56. Re: Loot Boxes Under Fire Nov 22, 2017, 19:48 jacobvandy
 
Damn, I just watched the video and one of the congressmen straight-up says Star Wars is like Joe Camel in this situation, enticing children to gamble like the long-since banned cigarette mascot enticed them to smoke. You know Disney does NOT want any part of that!

HorrorScope wrote on Nov 22, 2017, 19:10:
I was just in a old game, went into their store, then I thought Holy Shit! if this became illegal how does this work? Previously released games ok? Or gulp would they have to go in an make major code changes to a lot of games? Being a gambling thing, grandfathering may not be a thing.

My guess is they'd have to be reclassified by the ESRB and would then receive the dreaded Adults Only rating purely for the inclusion of what would now be considered gambling or gambling-like features.
 
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News Comments > Middle-earth: Shadow of War Expansion & Patch
5. Re: Middle-earth: Shadow of War Expansion & Patch Nov 22, 2017, 19:31 jacobvandy
 
Creston wrote on Nov 22, 2017, 09:36:
GMG will have this on sale for basically 50% off for their Black Friday sale.

Yup, just picked it up myself, 30 bucks and change. 70GB download though, goddamn!
 
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News Comments > Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice Selling Well
2. Re: Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice Selling Well Nov 22, 2017, 11:54 jacobvandy
 
What? It launched at $30, the quoted blurb above mentions it being that price the first week.

Anyhow, the game doesn't really interest me, but it's always cool to see indies find success.
 
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News Comments > On Sale
4. Re: On Sale Nov 21, 2017, 22:32 jacobvandy
 
The core gameplay of Destiny is fantastic on PC, they don't have the biggest variety of weapons but the act of shooting is as good as or better than any other FPS you can think of. Randy only wishes Borderlands felt that good. The story isn't very interesting, but the environments are cool and there's always some stuff to kill, even if you're just wandering around. I'd say it's definitely worth half-price just for solo play, assuming you enjoy that hybrid genre of FPS/RPG.  
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News Comments > Evening Consolidation
1. Re: Evening Consolidation Nov 21, 2017, 19:32 jacobvandy
 
And here we see a publisher just brazenly pounding their chest with some immense post-launch support for their flagship multiplayer shooter... Nintendo whipping out a surprise FREE update including 5 new maps and enough cosmetic gear (head/body/foot-wear) to nearly double what came in the base game, two days before it's here. Then there's a whole new game mode next month? Sheeit. After 4 months of trickling out new maps and weapon types every couple weeks (for free), they're basically one-upping themselves and doubling down for the holidays just because they feel like it.

I wonder if Bobby K. gets a headache from hearing about so much potential "recurring player investment" revenue being thrown away like that.
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
5. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Nov 20, 2017, 17:09 jacobvandy
 
Seriously. I used to play Caesar's Palace for Genesis when I was a kid and they had everything in there, slots, poker, blackjack, craps, roulette, keno, horses... You NEVER see games like that anymore, certainly not on consoles. The first couple generations of Pokemon had a 'game corner' with slot machines, but then that was replaced by a more skill-based puzzle game before they got rid of it entirely. And that's just pretend gambling! It boggles my mind how that's been legislated to hell and yet paying real money for random loot isn't.

Publishing odds may help people realize how fucked they are (though then there's the issue of them being truthful), but I think the real issue has more to do with the whole in-game currency thing. With how pervasive it is, there's got to be some loophole somewhere that means exchanging cash for platinum or crystals or moon rocks or whatever translates to you agreeing that you're literally flushing money down the toilet and so anything beyond that has no legal consequence. It's total bullshit.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
6. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 20, 2017, 11:17 jacobvandy
 
If RIP is good enough for Ezio's marks, it's good enough for Manson.  
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