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News Comments > Guild Wars 2 Expansion Pricing Backlash
38. Re: Guild Wars 2 Expansion Pricing Backlash Jun 19, 2015, 18:06 jacobvandy
 
Cutter wrote on Jun 19, 2015, 16:11:
Yeah, Canada. Still it's $73 with the current rates. Rounding up like that isn't winning them any friends. Fuck those guys. Where's our regional pricing?

The exchange rate jumped in the past 6 months, maybe they're pricing on the assumption it'll get even worse by the time the game comes out?
 
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News Comments > Guild Wars 2 Expansion Pricing Backlash
20. Re: Guild Wars 2 Expansion Pricing Backlash Jun 19, 2015, 14:22 jacobvandy
 
Wallshadows wrote on Jun 19, 2015, 14:06:
Drayth wrote on Jun 19, 2015, 13:49:
They're claiming that the expansion is worth $50. The base game isn't a factor in the pricing, they're just throwing it in.

Edit: Not saying I agree with this. But hey, I haven't followed anything concerning this expansion. If it adds twice the content, and revises the game mechanics to make it feel like a fresh new game that's totally addictive, well ok....
(I'd be willing to bet that's not the case)

Which is fine if the base game had little to no cost attached to it on its own. However, it's still regularly ~$30 or more outside of the odd sale and that seems to be a lot of money to throw away and all the sudden become a freebie.

Either they're soaking new players now by the outside-of-sale price tag or old players later by claiming the base game is free but here's a $50 expansion for one, three-tiered zone which has no new dungeons (as of yet).

That's the crux of it, and I think most people who've voiced displeasure about this would agree. You have GW2 launching at $60 as a huge game with tons of content, and then an expansion with significantly less content being priced at $50.

If they want to essentially consider it a re-launch of the game and have only one SKU to make it easy for newcomers, that's fine. But there should be a discount for people who are upgrading that reflects how much we expected the expansion to cost compared to the base game (which most would peg at $30). That's all.

As it is, the expansion is overpriced. They'd be getting the same or worse reaction even if it didn't include the base game.
 
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News Comments > Morning Interviews
26. Re: Morning Interviews Jun 19, 2015, 14:13 jacobvandy
 
gravity wrote on Jun 19, 2015, 12:51:
jacobvandy wrote on Jun 19, 2015, 10:28:
Apparently there's an existing controversy in the news about Apartheid flags replacing Confederate ones as a symbol of prejudice and discrimination in the more backward parts of America, brought to light by an association with the suspect in the supposedly racially-motivated shooting in Charleston a couple days ago. So it seems a fair bit of bad timing for Squeenix and the reveal of this game using that phrase as a slugline.

Not to be a "correction-jerk," but it's not 'supposedly racially motivated.' Matter-of fact, that's exactly what it was (admitted to it, and was hoping to incite a "civil war"), and it also is quite a thing here in the southern states to invoke apartheid of Zimbabwe/South Africa.

All said, I agree with the labeling of DX. It's exactly that, and I look forward to exploring the storyline.

I tend to use words like 'apparently' and 'supposedly' and 'allegedly' when referring to ANYTHING in the mainstream media. It's unwise to take everything you see there as plain fact, especially when you're dealing with sensationalist reporting of intangible things like motive and intentions.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
3. Re: Morning Tech Bits Jun 19, 2015, 12:01 jacobvandy
 
I've had my 970 since November and never run into any issues where the "3.5GB" memory thing mattered at all. You know how the internet goes -- less than 5% of the people are kicking up dust, flapping their flightless wings, and crowing at the sky, while everyone else is too busy being contented to care. New games run great with near max settings, it's cool and quiet (silent when idle because the fan turns off), and it doesn't suck up power like an actual vacuum cleaner.  
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News Comments > Morning Interviews
7. Re: Morning Interviews Jun 19, 2015, 10:28 jacobvandy
 
Apparently there's an existing controversy in the news about Apartheid flags replacing Confederate ones as a symbol of prejudice and discrimination in the more backward parts of America, brought to light by an association with the suspect in the supposedly racially-motivated shooting in Charleston a couple days ago. So it seems a fair bit of bad timing for Squeenix and the reveal of this game using that phrase as a slugline.  
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News Comments > Evolve Hunting Season 2 Roll Out Starts Next Month
14. Re: Evolve Hunting Season 2 Roll Out Starts Next Month Jun 18, 2015, 21:51 jacobvandy
 
Steamcharts simply records the concurrent player counts and plots them on a graph... It is perfectly accurate to what Steam reports on a moment-to-moment basis.

When a game gradually slides from 27.4k concurrent players at launch down to around 700, it's on its last legs. Not dead yet, but in critical condition. When this 97% decline happens in less than 5 months, it's pretty safe to say it bombed.
 
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News Comments > Morning Interviews
20. Re: Morning Interviews Jun 18, 2015, 14:22 jacobvandy
 
I doubt they'll try it again so soon, but if that's translated correctly, he says "currently there are no plans." That's as good as a "no comment," no matter who's saying it.  
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News Comments > Op Ed
1. Re: Op Ed Jun 17, 2015, 20:56 jacobvandy
 
They were able to pull off the talk show thing because they had a good host, however I definitely agree it dragged on in places. Some of those guests simply were not good speakers and should not have been given the time to ramble on. Show their trailer or let them demo a level of their game, sure, but even the AMD commercials were more entertaining than a handful of the others.

I'm also disappointed that NVIDIA was completely barred from participating. The Tripwire dev couldn't even mention them when talking about the new PhysX effects coming to Killing Floor 2... They let the head of Xbox come in to spew bullshit and offer nothing, but not the leading purveyor of gaming graphics that is actually relevant to the platform, arguably more so than the namesake sponsor? Shame on PC Gamer.
 
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News Comments > Guild Wars 2: Heart of Thorns Preorders
12. Re: Guild Wars 2: Heart of the Storm Preorders Jun 17, 2015, 13:17 jacobvandy
 
sauron wrote on Jun 17, 2015, 12:33:
I played a ton of this when it came out, but that was 3 years ago. How come it took so long for the first expansion? There was very little endgame, so the original playerbase has long since moved on.

This is the first proper expansion that is adding a whole new region, a new class, and specializations that can completely change all existing classes, yes. But for the first two years they constantly released new story content and unique seasonal events, including three new permanent zones, all for free. It's slowed down recently because they've been working on Heart of Thorns, but for a long time you could log-in almost every month and have something new to do. If you "moved on," you missed out on a lot.
 
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News Comments > Guild Wars 2: Heart of Thorns Preorders
7. Re: Guild Wars 2: Heart of the Storm Preorders Jun 17, 2015, 11:14 jacobvandy
 
Spektr wrote on Jun 17, 2015, 11:06:
Actually I am kinda puzzled by that way of announcing a new product.
Back in days not so far away expansions were promoted by telling people what they added to the game. Now they just mention what pre-purchase will bring to buyers?? Not very exciting..

They announced the expansion months ago, and have been releasing info about it on a [mostly] regular basis since then... Last night they revealed another major feature, Guild Halls, and opened up pre-orders.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
15. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 16, 2015, 15:16 jacobvandy
 
Good job spoiling everyone, brah.  
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News Comments > Shenmue 3 Kickstarter Instantly Funded
8. Re: Shenmue 3 Kickstarter Instantly Funded Jun 16, 2015, 11:03 jacobvandy
 
Cram wrote on Jun 16, 2015, 09:29:
Grats to Yu Suzuki. $29 donation for a digital PC copy sounds ok.

I found Sony announcing his Kickstarter felt pretty weird, adding further questions regarding publishers involvement in Kickstarter campaigns.

Oh it was definitely very weird. If it means enough to them that they give him the advertising (worth a significant amount of money in itself), why can't they just check their couch cushions and give him the $2 million? You know they're gonna be happy to try to sell it and earn money on it if/when it's finished... This way they can double-dip, garnering the goodwill of "helping out the little guy" while also profiting from a game they were unwilling to risk their own funding on. It's just gross.
 
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News Comments > Steam Passes 10M Concurrent Users
20. Re: Steam Passes 10M Concurrent Users Jun 16, 2015, 02:23 jacobvandy
 
If you're under Steam level 8, you don't get cards from playing the Monster Summer game.  
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News Comments > South Park: The Fractured But Whole Announced
11. Re: South Park: The Fractured But Whole Announced Jun 15, 2015, 23:29 jacobvandy
 
Jerykk wrote on Jun 15, 2015, 23:15:
Probably a cash-in. Already have the engine, tools and systems done. Just a matter of adding some new assets and VO.

Yup, and this is why I'm not concerned about it being done by someone else. Obsidian created the framework, so now Matt and Trey create more content and any monkey could plug it in, so to speak. :p
 
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News Comments > The Division in March
5. Re: The Division in March Jun 15, 2015, 23:02 jacobvandy
 
This is the new gameplay from today: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9S0_3Ml9heY

You have to give them credit for depicting exactly what will happen in a game like this: DayZ-style cutthroat greed and betrayal. I think it says something about the online gaming community these days, when corporate marketing is made to use that aspect of gameplay to sell a game.
 
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News Comments > For Honor Announced
4. Re: For Honor Announced Jun 15, 2015, 22:40 jacobvandy
 
The actual gameplay is two teams of four mowing down AI fluff like nothing, until they run into each other and button-mashing ensues. They showed players dueling fairly, but that would never happen online. People are far too impatient to sit through 30 seconds of taunting and parrying for one kill.  
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News Comments > Mirror's Edge Catalyst in February
2. Re: Mirror's Edge Catalyst in February Jun 15, 2015, 17:46 jacobvandy
 
You mean that she used to be Asian?  
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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
6. Re: Morning Mobilization Jun 15, 2015, 17:18 jacobvandy
 
Burrito of Peace wrote on Jun 15, 2015, 15:19:
If Bethsoft can get their Fallout 4 companion app working on both Android and iOS, why are Android users getting the shaft when it comes to Fallout Shelter?

Todd Howard made it clear they developed this for the iPhone, it's possibly been a side project of theirs since before any alternative even existed. However it's already confirmed that there will be an Android version. We just don't know when.
 
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News Comments > Hololens Minecraft Announced
17. Re: Hololens Minecraft Announced Jun 15, 2015, 15:54 jacobvandy
 
jdreyer wrote on Jun 15, 2015, 15:32:
jacobvandy wrote on Jun 15, 2015, 14:26:
Impressive? This kind of tech is going to make physical board games obsolete. You could play Civilization on your coffee table! Highlight of the MS show, as far as I'm concerned.

How many board games do you play on your PC currently?

On board game night, does everyone need their own hololens? Or will you pass one around?

Isn't part of the fun of board games to see your friend's faces? How will you do that with Hololens stuck to your mug?

Having a beer is a big part of playing board games with other adults. Would you wear your hololens after a few brews?

You quote me, yet still miss that I specifically said "this kind of tech?" Even if HoloLens turns out to be the Virtual Boy of interactive holography, it's a necessary step in that direction.

I didn't know this until I looked it up just now, but HoloLens actually has its own discrete computer hardware integrated into the headset, which is why it's as bulky as it is. But what if they are able to pare that down in the near future, or create a low-latency wireless link between a base station and powered eyewear that are no more burdensome or obtrusive than ordinary glasses? Would you still be making excuses, or would that be enough to make you start thinking of the possibilities?
 
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News Comments > Hololens Minecraft Announced
6. Re: Hololens Minecraft Announced Jun 15, 2015, 14:37 jacobvandy
 
Cutter wrote on Jun 15, 2015, 14:13:
having to move around it instead of moving it around

That's a benefit of a hologram, you lazy-ass, not a limitation.

That it's a virtual manifestation of objects so that they take up 3D space in the real world is pretty much the whole point of it.
 
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