Slick wrote on Sep 25, 2022, 12:09:Jim wrote on Sep 25, 2022, 12:01:
The steam situation would not be as egregious except for the brigading and trashing steam users do when a developer chooses not to publish on steam. It is like you have to pay the mafia part of your income because their goons will trash you up if you don't. To be clear, gaben is not to blame, but it is a problem.
You're right, GabeN is not to blame. People are lining up around the block to "only buy on Steam". He would be foolish to not continue to bilk developers out of 30% to process a payment and provide some download bandwidth. There's a reason Valve is a multi-billion dollar video game company that doesn't make video games. The "blame" rests squarely with the cult-like mindset of consumers who will only shop at one store. It's brand loyalty to an absurd extent that people are willing to financially hurt the people who actually make the game they're buying, in order to enrich the entity that had nothing to do with game development. It's their tribe, and by extension their identity that they only buy games on Steam. And GabeN is just laughing all the way to the bank.
Slick wrote on Sep 25, 2022, 11:31:Prez wrote on Sep 25, 2022, 07:15:wrlwnd wrote on Sep 25, 2022, 01:08:Slick wrote on Sep 24, 2022, 16:49:
Still, I'd buy a Ubisoft game on Uplay, an EA game on Origin, or an Epic game on EGS. In fact, if it's only on Steam or EGS I'll buy it on EGS because I don't have utter contempt for the developers making the games that have enhanced my life throughout the years. Even a 12% cut is highway robbery for a payment processor, but it's better than Steam's 30% which would make Bernie Madoff blush.
I'll stick with Steam as my go-to platform.
Developers are free to choose whatever platform they want their apps distributed on. There are plenty of choices today. I guess they don't get the same "utter contempt" vibe that you do.
Strange that has to be pointed out.
He says this every thread, over and over again. Every. Single. Thread. We fucking get it already.
And I'll continue to do it every thread because there are many people who don't seem to "get it already". Sorry if you're being annoyed, feel free to block. Not that I post much lately, I think about 15 times in the past year.
It's like anti-racism overload. I know it's annoying to hear over and over and over, "we fucking get it already" you're not a racist, so you're annoyed that we're "still talking about this". But there's still racism in this world, so I'll keep talking about it.
Mr. Tact wrote on Sep 21, 2022, 08:12:
Razumen, if you enjoy the game more power to you. Gaming is without a doubt a personal thing, and if you like it by all means, go ahead and play it.
I have watched multiple videos of game play of Star Citizen including ones which thought they were showing how good the content is despite the fact it is still in development. At best I was left with an impression of a skeleton of game which works most of the time. I think it is pretty clear the game is no where close to being ready for prime time and personally I'm not sure it ever will be. That said, if Roberts could deliver on his promises the game would be fantastic. I don't think he can deliver on all of those promises. I hope I'm wrong. I'd like to see the game he has promised.
Mr. Tact wrote on Sep 16, 2022, 22:33:
That guy has a knife with him in his car, I am in danger! I better shoot him dead!
Seems like standard police procedure to me. Yes, I am being sarcastic
Kxmode wrote on Sep 11, 2022, 14:47:
I spent about a week in the ER. I'm okay now and back home. 👍
RedEye9 wrote on Sep 10, 2022, 09:08:PHJF wrote on Sep 10, 2022, 09:07:Please elaborate.
Fast startup and fast boot are not the same thing...
Oh unless you mean the BIOS options.
For this conversation I may have used both interchangeably but never referring to the BIOS switches.
1badmf wrote on Sep 10, 2022, 07:01:Quinn wrote on Sep 10, 2022, 02:27:
Turn off Fast Boot if it's on. I had inexplicable BSODs on my then new rig. That fixed it.
if you're booting from an ssd fast boot is kinda pointless isn't it?