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Signed On Jan 26, 2012, 04:58
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News Comments > DOOM Trailer
4. Re: DOOM Trailer Mar 24, 2016, 20:48 Suppa7
 
PacoTaco wrote on Mar 24, 2016, 19:04:
feels bad man... no excitement at all to bad id died when carmack left waste time on VR.

iD was never really a great fps game maker once other developers got better then them at doing the single player portion of the game. iD was great at making multiplayer and good engines. Rage was just a giant abortion that ended up being unfinished. Sign of the times really, their team size/budget for rage wasn't big enough to really finish the game even and you can tell near the end of the game they pushed it out.
 
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News Comments > More Ubisoft Versus Vivendi
18. Re: More Ubisoft Versus Vivendi Mar 24, 2016, 15:22 Suppa7
 
Kxmode wrote on Mar 24, 2016, 14:13:
People don't want innovation, they want familiarity. Familiarity is the reason why sports game, Call of Duty, etc sell well.

Sorry to tell you but it wasn't until Call of duty 4 that Call of duty was nothing but a me too FPS. People don't know what they want until someone stumbles upon a formula for success that everyone else tries to ape. Call of duty 4 finally figured out the "game as an action movie formula" that everyone else tries to ape. Note that The wolfenstein game that was released basically copied the cinematic formula pioneered by call of duty 4. Earlier games like half-life didn't have the budget or expertise to pull off the same kinds of experiences call of duty 4 single player gave.

Call of duty was never a juggernaut, before the 4th installment. So saying all the people want is more of the same is disingenuous. Rather people buy whatever companies release because they will buy whatever companies put out to cure their bordeom. The free market is a myth that needs to die, people are creatures of habit and weakness. Gaming is probably one of the greatest examples of market for lemons.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Market_for_Lemons
 
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News Comments > Battleborn Open Beta Next Month; Online Only Requirement Revealed
18. Re: Battleborn Open Beta Next Month; Online Only Requirement Revealed Mar 24, 2016, 07:56 Suppa7
 
jdreyer wrote on Mar 23, 2016, 16:28:
And let's not forget about the biggest dick in tech ever: Steve Jobs.

Steve Jobs whole career was just marketing and making technology aesthetically pleasing for the ignorant masses. Calling Jobs a genius is massively far fetched. He made tech like MP3 players a fashion item fad and then could use that money to build real better products. He was a man in the right place at the right time. There were plenty of products better than what apple produced. Apple found quirks in the human brain regarding aesthetics and ignorance of technology and exploited it.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
27. Re: Op Ed Mar 23, 2016, 12:39 Suppa7
 
Sepharo wrote on Mar 23, 2016, 01:27:
I suggest you read up on it, because what you just said isn't right at all.

Citation needed. You need to demonstrate your claim is correct. There's overwhelming evidence IP law is corrupt.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
3. Re: Morning Metaverse Mar 23, 2016, 12:38 Suppa7
 
Cutter wrote on Mar 23, 2016, 11:48:
It's the sense of entitlement that's offensive, as if they somehow deserve to be millionaires. These rich suits and multi-millionaire artists make out like they're trying to scrape up rent money. The unmitigated greed of these people is obscene! And all this because of one idiot judge several decades ago who thought that if you work once you should be paid forever for it - so long as you're an "artist".

The rich have been screwing the rest of us with bullshit laws for centuries. It takes an effective propaganda system to blind people to the fact that their society is out to screw them.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eight-hour_day
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
25. Re: Op Ed Mar 22, 2016, 14:11 Suppa7
 
Sepharo wrote on Mar 22, 2016, 05:36:
Software has been licensed since the beginning.

And that was the fraud, the public has no idea how tech works. Software licensing got traction because the public had no clue and corporations were the ones writing the laws. Games are different in that they are used. So games are taking advantage of bullshit laws that really shouldn't apply to them.
 
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News Comments > GOG.com Insomnia Sale
10. Re: GOG.com Insomnia Sale Mar 22, 2016, 13:49 Suppa7
 
RedEye9 wrote on Mar 22, 2016, 11:48:
This GOG sale, like the K-Mart blue light special and Steam flash sales are the lowest form of amarketing gimmick. There are no limited quantities of a digital product, just a limited number of ways to sell them.

Problem is if you don't buy any games companies won't get market signals to release DRM free version of their game. Buying from gog at least you can give a signal that you exist.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
3. Re: Op Ed Mar 21, 2016, 12:13 Suppa7
 
Cutter wrote on Mar 21, 2016, 11:04:
Get a grip! It's not the same thing. Games were limited in what they could create and show given hardware limitations. Early gamers always dreamed of bigger and better in the same way silent film makers dreamed of talkies in colour.

We dreamed of better of course, but not to the point of replacing video game mechanics and systems with movies like they do nowadays. The modern gaming landscape is a wasteland of hand holding and computer rendered movies.

I certainly didn't imagine gamers would be so dumb to hand over money for online drm back in ye old days or that F2P and microtransactions would become a thing.

Modern gaming is mostly flash little substance with a few gems here and there.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
3. Re: Op Ed Mar 19, 2016, 12:30 Suppa7
 
A much better idea would be to fund new games or total re-imaginings of original games but it carries risks and if anything game developers generally seem to be a risk averse, pump and dump money grubbing bunch these days. Nothing like the 90's at all.  
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News Comments > Need for Speed PC Launch
19. Re: Need for Speed PC Launch Mar 18, 2016, 08:40 Suppa7
 
Tachikoma wrote on Mar 17, 2016, 17:29:
Screamer > NFS

Yes, I enjoy living in a `97 bubble, thankyouverymuch.

Then you never played need for speed world, team escape. Probably one of the best racing game modes ever invented before NFSworld was taken offline.
 
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News Comments > Free Planetary Annihilation Keys
25. Re: Free Planetary Annihilation Keys Mar 17, 2016, 10:54 Suppa7
 
Slashman wrote on Mar 17, 2016, 08:03:
Those folks that threw over $10K at Star Citizen? They have zero recourse if the game never moves past beta.

The whole problem wasn't just the incomplete nature of the game, but the fact they went back on easy promises like NO DRM. They had drm right from the get go that was their big plan and they had their spin machine going full blast through early access to hide the fact they knew going in it would be DRM'd. The community uproar was what made them reneg to some degree but it's still chained to that awful server browser shit despite now being playable in 'offline mode'. Modern gaming is a nightmare of needlessly complex bullshit stunts pulled by developers and publishers, just to lock down the fucking game.

The 90's overall were such a better time for videogame fans with level editors and genuine camaraderie between devs and fans, so much so they released open source to the community. Modern game devs/pubs are just pumping and dumping the stupid half of humanity full tilt because they know they are sheep.

I remember all the maps and models for quake and I look at the modern wasteland that is DLC and microtransactions for those stupid bastards who basically gave the go ahead for devs not to release tools as it would interfere with their microtransaction plans.

You see valve whoring themselves out in dota 2 trying to get paid modding so they get a cut of everything. Gaming is such a shit fest because most of mankind is at subhuman levels of intelligence.
 
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News Comments > Free Planetary Annihilation Keys
23. Re: Free Planetary Annihilation Keys Mar 17, 2016, 04:22 Suppa7
 
WebSoldier wrote on Mar 16, 2016, 21:26:
For a free game you guy sure want to complain,

It wasn't free you moron. To the people who funded the game, they had every right to complain about it. PA was crowdfunded, since players funded the development of the game. The developer broke it's promises and then some. No one in their right mind would not criticize the clusterfuck that was planetary annihilation.
 
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News Comments > Need for Speed PC Launch
6. Re: Need for Speed PC Launch Mar 17, 2016, 01:12 Suppa7
 
Kxmode wrote on Mar 16, 2016, 22:48:
Can you play in cockpit mode?

P.S. Origin has no user reviews? What kind of digital distribution platform has no user ratings? Weak.

User ratings can be gamed anyways, not really a big deal. It's better just to look at negative reviews and find the posts that ring a bell for you.
 
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News Comments > Just Cause 3: Sky Fortress Takes Off
13. Re: Just Cause 3: Sky Fortress Takes Off Mar 16, 2016, 21:54 Suppa7
 
CJ_Parker wrote on Mar 15, 2016, 16:30:
Seriously, when will you people ever learn?

Never, let's remember the public first paved the way for all this shit with MMO's back in the day. If you knew anything about computers you know you wanted to avoid paying a subscription for a DRM'd RPG. The game industry has just had to wait for a group of kids who didn't grow up during the 90's PC game boom and are mostly computer illiterate.

Anyone who gamed during that time has to be fucking horrified that the new generation has given away everything, their rights, their freedom to modify their own games, because their impatient irrational addicted monkeys.

Publishers must be laughing their asses off at how easily kids these days buy their shit about games as a service, dlc, etc. They got everything they ever wanted and then some.
 
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News Comments > The Division Claims More Sales Records
8. Re: The Division Claims More Sales Records Mar 16, 2016, 08:22 Suppa7
 
Retired wrote on Mar 16, 2016, 08:14:
eh. Still can't justify the purchase. Watched several hours of people play and videos....just can't do it, and this would normally be something I would be all over.

/birthday coming up.....I think my age may be showing....brb.....HAY YOU DAMN KIDS GET OFF OF MY LAWN!

It's the nature of getting old, you've played so many games and companies know they can rehash because there are constantly new kids being born all over the world.
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
5. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Mar 15, 2016, 23:05 Suppa7
 
Julio wrote on Mar 14, 2016, 18:09:
Cutter wrote on Mar 14, 2016, 14:34:
Trudeau and Obama quietly agree to sell out their citizens even further

Everyone should have known that Trudeau is (and will be) worse than Harper ever was.

There both just as bad, they are all on the same side - the oligarchs.

"Intended as an internal document. Good reading to understand the nature of rich democracies and the fact that the common people are not allowed to play a role."

Crisis of democracy

Crisis of democracy - pdf

Crisis of democracy
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen Free Fly Week
16. Re: Star Citizen Free Fly Week Mar 14, 2016, 06:51 Suppa7
 
CJ_Parker wrote on Mar 13, 2016, 14:28:
TI don't get why they are doing this.

Because the human mind is not rational at all, the very fact so many people have backed a project before it was even completed tells us a lot about humanities brain tragically... that it's not very good at reasoning.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PYmi0DLzBdQ
 
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News Comments > Street Fighter V New Character & Patch Plans
16. Re: Street Fighter V New Character & Patch Plans Mar 14, 2016, 04:33 Suppa7
 
Razumen wrote on Mar 13, 2016, 20:08:
Tachikoma wrote on Mar 13, 2016, 11:29:
Simply put, people are more than willing to trade ownership for minor convenience and it`s a sad truth.

When added all together, Steam's "minor" inconveniences definitely become pretty damn big. The platform's success is due to how far it's grown and improved, not because gamers are lazy.

It really has nothing to do with the fact that we are lazy, it's the fact we are 100's of miles away from these organizations we are buying games from. Do we think gabe would have gotten away with shoving DRM in half-life and counterstrike in 2004 if we had all been within two blocks of his company? Hell no.

The free market simply doesn't scale because we can't keep trade relationships honest when buyer and seller are at a distance from one another.
 
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News Comments > Street Fighter V New Character & Patch Plans
11. Re: Street Fighter V New Character & Patch Plans Mar 13, 2016, 10:47 Suppa7
 
Razumen wrote on Mar 13, 2016, 10:35:
Steam is one of the best things to happen to PC gaming,

No it was the worst, it paved the way for the acceptance of alway online DRM. Note most new releases on steam now have permanent online DRM. They've boiled you all so slowly and now all new AAA games can be shut off at the whim of game companies you moron. They've successfully removed game ownership from your hands and are doing the full court press to take away game ownership permanently.

The list of AAA games going always online is growing every year until every AAA will require an online connection. You can thank MMO companies and gabe for that, we used to get dedicated servers with games in the 90's, we haven't had real dedicated servers that were not steam back ends or bullshit integrated matchmaking on publishers servers for many years now.

 
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News Comments > Street Fighter V New Character & Patch Plans
9. Re: Street Fighter V New Character & Patch Plans Mar 13, 2016, 09:44 Suppa7
 
Tachikoma wrote on Mar 13, 2016, 06:30:
However the only reason "it will be done forever" is precisely because of the lack of "complaining". Gamers seem to be especially gullible somehow and this is why we`re being nickel and dimed as much as possible. But when we occasionally unite - somehow for a silly (ME3 ending) or not so silly (X1 online only) reason, change might happen.

Has nothing to do with it, the new generation gamers have no idea how computers work. The vast majority of gamers are computer illiterate. This one reason why game companies can get away with total criminality.

The real reason though is that free market theory is false.

"We" (those of us who resisted DRMs/MMO, etc) didn't do anything, the stupid half of mankind did. AKA the theory of the free market is false and can only work when buyer and seller are within a block of one another. Otherwise we can't effect these companies policies because we are 100's of miles away, so they can just shove shit on through and the stupid half will buy enough to cause the rest to cave.

If the smart half of the gaming community was within a couple blocks of major game companies we could force policy changes by venting our anger and complaints. Complaining from 100 miles away simply doesn't work. The rise of Steam/MMO's/DRM is all because companies are far away from us when they are pulling their criminal shit. It allows them to just be nakedly criminal without immediate geographic blowback they'd normally get if we were all close to them.
 
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