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News Comments > Torment: Tides of Numenera Released
36. Re: Torment: Tides of Numenera Released Mar 1, 2017, 00:59 jacobvandy
Bullshit. You're not being "shortchanged" if you're still getting all of the backer rewards you were promised when you made your pledge. There was never any kind of guarantee that partnering with a retail publisher and offering a different CE was an impossibility, in fact it is a huge boon to the developer (that you as a backer supposedly support) to be able to make that kind of deal. So why the salt?

Some self-important fuckwit wrote:
This is not about demanding more for free. Or about the individual items made available to non-backers, but about showing some respect and allowing us the opportunity to also have access to these items. As a collector, these are the things I love about Collectors Editions, and why I explicitly backed at a higher tier.

The issue is backers being denied access to something despite being here from the very beginning, and ultimately being a primary reason that game even exists. Without us there would be no game. Without us Brian could not have gotten Techland on board to help with the console version. Without us, none of this would exist. So why then can we not be allowed to access any and all items that have been borne from our investment? I am sure some don't care, and that's fine. All I am asking for is for those of us that do care, can we please be given access to these items as well? We previously could add-on everything else that was available. Why not these? Why are we being excluded?

Backers have/had the same access to the retail CE as everyone else. You aren't an investor and you aren't entitled to some magical VIP status until the end of time just for being a backer who put in money for a game sight-unseen. You are thanked profusely by the devs and you might even get your name in the credits, but beyond that, you are still Joe Schmoe gamer nobody.

If it's cheaper than the backer CE, that's because a major retail publisher has lower production and distribution costs than an independent customer putting in a small order for only a few thousand units of tailor-made items, AND they are not concerned at all with, oh, I don't know... actually using as much money as possible to make the game!?
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News Comments > Torment: Tides of Numenera Released
34. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Feb 28, 2017, 21:48 jacobvandy
Task wrote on Feb 28, 2017, 13:27:
It's not a Bethesda "RPG" which is the best selling point for me. I guess I'm one of the rare ones that really liked Wasteland 2, but hey everyone has their own tastes.

I have to wait for the boxed collectors so it'll be a bit before I can offer my take.

You get a digital copy with the CE, so you can get your key from their backer portal and play now!
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News Comments > Avatar Game Announced
17. Re: Avatar Game Announced Feb 28, 2017, 21:34 jacobvandy
That older game was a great showcase for NVIDIA 3D Vision and the like, IIRC they made it specifically with 3D in mind as they did the movie. But yeah, it's not one I ended up ever playing all the way through, lol.  
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
4. Re: Evening Tech Bits Feb 28, 2017, 21:02 jacobvandy
Slick wrote on Feb 28, 2017, 19:49:
Honestly I don't think that there's many major studios even doing that, as the DX12 population in PC gamers is statistically low.

48% already have Windows 10 and DX12 GPU... This segment has tripled in size the past year and a half. Then there's another 25% who have the GPU and would just have to upgrade their OS.
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News Comments > etc., etc.
1. Re: etc., etc. Feb 28, 2017, 20:49 jacobvandy
That's a shame.  
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News Comments > Game Reviews
5. Re: Game Reviews Feb 28, 2017, 12:07 jacobvandy
The price is $45 in real dollars. :p  
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News Comments > Minecraft Sells 122M
2. Re: Minecraft Sells 122M Feb 28, 2017, 11:16 jacobvandy
Lol, I finally went through the last few seasons of Veep this past week and caught the random reference, "Do you think I wanna be in this fucking Minecraft piece of shit?"

One of these:
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News Comments > Twitch to Sell Games
7. Re: Twitch to Sell Games Feb 27, 2017, 16:14 jacobvandy
The FAQ does mention the games can be downloaded and played via the Twitch launcher OR existing services including Uplay. I thought this thing would just be an integration with the Amazon digital store, but the way they're talking about launch partners (developers whose games will be available) does make it sound much, much more limited.  
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News Comments > Mass Effect Andromeda Promises "Totally Softcore Space Porn"
8. Re: Mass Effect Andromeda Promises Feb 27, 2017, 11:54 jacobvandy
Zanderat1 wrote on Feb 27, 2017, 10:48:
Sad that Bioware has been reduced to this......

A little late with that sentiment, don't you think? Rotfl
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News Comments > Morning Crowdfunding Roundup
7. Re: Pillars of Eternity 2 Fig Campaign Raises More Than $3 million. Feb 22, 2017, 21:11 jacobvandy
CJ_Parker wrote on Feb 22, 2017, 11:18:
Well, unless there is a last minute miracle this is a well-deserved epic fail for Obshittian. This is what happens (and totally should happen so well-deserved indeed) when you massively underdeliver the first time around.
It's good to see that many people are giving them the finger of love for their failures of the past.
Only 25K backers vs. 74K backers is a nice exclamation mark and just over $3 million in spite of investors vs. $4 million sans investors makes it a very nice, fat, bold exclamation mark, too.
Looks like many people shared the sentiment that it is not worth investing in buggy, delayed, feature-cut, subpar Obshittian products of phail that need two years in the oven before the v1.0 finally releases as a GOTY.

That's a massive pile of salt! Do you rent or own the D6 'dozer needed to push that kind of volume around?

Seriously though, it's quite the reach to call tripling a fundraising goal an epic fail. Plus there's still two days left, we've seen time and again that huge amounts of pledges happen in the final hours. The lower number of backers is practically irrelevant, too, considering the number of sales PoE did after release is in excess of 10x the number of pledges that made it happen. They officially announced 700k total sales a year ago and Steam Spy estimates about 900k by now, which doesn't include DRM-free copies from GOG, etc.

I'm guessing a big reason for the lower number of backers is the move to Fig. It's got to be much less exposure compared to Kickstarter, and I know I personally have not pledged even though I otherwise would because I'm waiting to see if the folks running Fig are competent and/or can be trusted. I don't like their muddled verbiage on how they handle the investments, and I certainly am in no rush to give the ex-COO of Double Fine any money after the way that company has handled things in recent years. Add that to the fact I've already spent a bunch on the new Nintendo, lol, and I'm fine waiting for this one to release rather than pre-ordering a CE.

Which makes me realize, right now, that there's a lot less urgency involved with fundraising this sequel. It's not a grassroots crusade of "You want this game, but we need your support to make it happen!" The game was already being made and would still see release even if the campaign actually did fail, funded by profits from the moderately successful PoE. It states on the description that they're asking for additional money so they can afford French and German localization along with a multi-classing feature, then beyond that is a smattering of stretch goals including support for additional languages, more VO, extra minor content and additional polish...

There goes your theory that people are giving them the finger. They don't even NEED this money and people are still giving them millions just to make the game better than it otherwise would be.
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News Comments > Total War: WARHAMMER Free Expansion Next Week
2. Re: Total War: WARHAMMER Free Expansion Next Week Feb 22, 2017, 00:23 jacobvandy
Yeah, I agree, though it was still a little annoying to load it up for the first time and see that half of the choices on the race selection menu were unavailable... Just don't show them if I don't own them.  
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
8. Re: Morning Consolidation Feb 21, 2017, 22:18 jacobvandy
If you're a Prime subscriber, you get 20% off pre-orders and brand new games up to two weeks old (physical copies). In the past year, it's more than paid for my membership between the 3DS and now Switch games I've been ordering... It's really great for subsidizing those expensive special editions, too.  
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
6. Re: Morning Consolidation Feb 21, 2017, 17:40 jacobvandy
Linksil wrote on Feb 21, 2017, 14:19:
Yet it's not like Aspen and NY are close to CA. If you live in CA you get boned.

A lot of places aren't anywhere close to these events lol, but that's not what your original objection was.
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
2. Re: Morning Consolidation Feb 21, 2017, 14:08 jacobvandy
Meh, Aspen and NY are open to the public. The CA one is their press event, but if they get a crowd outside, all the better.

It's not really out in the middle of the desert though, lol... They try to make it sound like it's on the side of a highway going through the Mojave where there's literally nothing else but a couple of rest stops for a hundred miles, but that ranch is right on the border of some LA suburbs.
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
3. Re: Morning Tech Bits Feb 20, 2017, 16:40 jacobvandy
Except that's not true... Under the hood, 10 is objectively superior to 7, and many people find the aesthetics subjectively superior (not me, I use Classic Shell). The promise of DX12 is not the only reason to upgrade. That's why there's so much strife over the bullshit, people want to use it, MS knows that and so they're really pushing the limits of what will be accepted along with it.  
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News Comments > Sunday Consolidation
3. Re: Sunday Consolidation Feb 19, 2017, 22:51 jacobvandy
Well at least with NMS he had something to play.  
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News Comments > NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080ti Confirmed?
8. Re: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080ti Confirmed? Feb 19, 2017, 15:26 jacobvandy
WTF, so they're changing the numbering scheme again? Why no 1100s?  
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News Comments > Sunday Consolidation
1. Re: Sunday Consolidation Feb 19, 2017, 14:59 jacobvandy
That guy is such a dope, lol. How do you not know something is fishy when you buy an unreleased console second-hand? You keep it quiet and pass that hot potato on to the next schlep as fast as you possibly can, but no...

First he tried to scalp it on Reddit, then either thought better of it or decided he'd rather be internet famous instead and made the videos (all with the same username, btw). He lied about it being an accidental early shipment of a legit pre-order, but Nintendo knew the truth and was already cracking down on the thieves. They found him and put the fear of Reggie into him, so they're taking back the hardware and he'd have to go to small claims court with whoever he bought it from if he wants his money back. He'll be lucky if they can't prove he knew or should have known he was buying stolen goods.

There's only two weeks left, man... Why take the risk?
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News Comments > Over 20 Million Terrarians
7. Re: Over 20 Million Terrarians Feb 18, 2017, 21:07 jacobvandy
MoreLuckThanSkill wrote on Feb 18, 2017, 20:01:
I think nearly everyone on Steam has this by now. I've started it a bunch of times, but never 'finished' it. Half the time, they patch it so much they wipe my old saves.

It's been a while since there was a patch that major. I have worlds from 3+ years ago that still work, though they don't have all the new features.
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News Comments > Saturday Patches
1. Re: Saturday Patches Feb 18, 2017, 20:56 jacobvandy
Updated PTR notes for Diablo 3 say they backed off on having the new Primal Ancient Legendaries have even higher stats than are currently available... Instead they will have guaranteed perfect rolls and will not drop until you have cleared GR 70 solo:  
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