jdreyer wrote on May 10, 2022, 16:27:Agreed? That's essentially my point. If there is true anti-competitive behavior it should be investigated. MFN is pretty common to large retailers across the spectrum....the question is does Valve have a qualifying monopoly? If so, then that should be addressed accordingly.
The fact that some prices are lower vs 20 years ago is not an argument that there isn't an anti-competitive aspect to Steam's MFN rule that it stipulates in its contracts.
only developer/publishers who can tell Steam to F off if they don't like the MFN clause are ironically those that have exclusivity contracts with Epic, or dev/publishers with total vertical integration like Blizzard, Riot, etc.Careful...it's almost like you're saying there is a diverse market available to consumers and publishers....
“most favored nation” policies for its Steam distribution platform have driven up video game prices across the industry, a federal judge in Seattle ruled.
The Half Elf wrote on Apr 18, 2022, 02:37:Have you tried Elite Dangerous, yet? That seems like something along what you're describing. I've only used my Index for shooters and a few 'experience' games. I'd like to try a sim or two, but I'd have to rearrange my space a bit.
Still wanting to use my Index for a version of Star Trek Bridge Crew with the training wheels removed A mechwarrior game would be nice.
jdreyer wrote on Apr 8, 2022, 15:31:Definitely give it a go. It's an amazingly immersive experience. There are points where the 'hints' might not be enough (Dark Souls, anyone?) and it's simpler to five minutes of online research to get a nod in the correct direction.
Tried this in VR, and it was too janky. Maybe I need to retry non-VR.
Jivaro wrote on Mar 30, 2022, 01:39:Oh, by far that became one of the defining characteristics. It doesn't change the fact that :
I gotta say...this is the first time I have read anyone refer to skiing as anything less than the cool unique feature of Tribes. I thought it was what gave the game a unique personality.
Razumen wrote on Mar 29, 2022, 21:27:Yes yes...your penis is massive and age hasn't ravaged that smooth organ between your ears. I played on a T1 comp team as a light/med midfielder. Unless you lived in an echo chamber, there was all sorts of back and forth about whether skiing was detrimental to the game. There isn't an objective correct answer...but the Tribes IP died in the middle of a flourishing class FPS boom.....so take that as you will. It's downfall wasn't entirely due to HiRez's greed.
Nor did anyone complain about it at the time either. Sounds like you were just a...shazbot at the game.
RedEye9 wrote on Mar 21, 2022, 15:57:That's....disingenuous....at best. You regularly post silly hot takes to get a rise out of people. Kind of like the boy that cried wolf, sometimes it's not clear when you're attempting to call someone out or just trying to stir the pot. So maybe put the bifocals back on or don't immediately jump to such lovely pop labels like...oh....racist... The gratuitous use of words like that have damaged their meaning and given a layer of camouflage to the *actual* racists by blending into the plethora of unbalanced accusations.
Nowhere in the post was it implied that it was scalped to a country that does not have access to the product. I call em like I see em.