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News Comments > GDC Pulls Bushnell's Pioneer Award

3. Re: GDC Pulls Bushnell's Pioneer Award Jan 31, 2018, 21:49 Eirikrautha
 
A Coworker of his responds:
Elaine Shirley, an Atarian of that era, told RePlay: ”Those were the times. He [Nolan Bushnell] hit on women and they hit on him. If the #MeToo movement was active when Atari was alive, I think half our company would be charged. To my knowledge, no one ever did anything they did not want to do.

“In truth,” Shirley continued, “I think there were at least the same or more aggressive women at the company. I am not condoning any inappropriate violations related to the #MeToo movement, but I think the movement needs to relate to the era in which the ‘violation’ occurred. However, there are some lines that can never be crossed (especially with children or sexual assaults) no matter what era it was.”

She continued that there was a time when two salesmen in the industry complemented her at a trade show, saying she had the “best legs in the industry.”

“That would not be acceptable now, but it did not bother me,” she said. “They should give Nolan the award,” she concluded.

This has officially become a witch hunt. Much like the French Revolution, I can't wait until these assholes are marched to the guillotine, protesting their "ally-ship" the whole way... Furious
 
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News Comments > Are "Let's Play" Streams Legal?

69. Re: Are Jan 29, 2018, 21:21 Eirikrautha
 
Lorcin wrote on Jan 29, 2018, 18:56:
Should be illegal and I can make quite a compelling argument.

A couple of months back my son had a friend over who tried Cuphead for the first time. Not only did he know the names of the bosses he then proceeds to start beating them, one-shotting at least one.

"Oh do you have this?" says I
"Nah, seen it on youtube" he replies

After playing for a while I ask him if he likes it, which he does.

"Are you going to pick up a copy?" says I
"Nah, I was going to but I watched it all on youtube" he replies.

What the actual. Aside from the fact I simply can't get my head around watching somebody else play a game, the streamers, in this case, have DEFINITELY cost a sale.

It's not just my son and his mates - there are legions of teenagers out there who consider themselves gamers but actually spend more time watching people play games instead of playing them themselves. It's certainly having an impact on the industry which leads to fewer profits, which leads to less development money, which leads to fewer or lower quality games.

Actually, the argument should be that what your son did is illegal. Your son's friend may have seen Cuphead on a "Let's Play," but that didn't stop him from wanting to play it. But he didn't have to buy the game because YOUR SON LET HIM PLAY IT! Your son cost the developers a sale!!!! Shocked

I'm kidding, but only partly. If you reduce "causation" to any tenuous extreme, you can prove anything is responsible for anything. While it is plausible that some few sales might be lost to Youtubers' streams, the question is the ration between lost sales and sales gained through promotion.

P.S., I hope your kid isn't arrested or anything for promotion of lost sales... Tongue
 
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News Comments > CIG Responds to Crytek

19. Re: CIG Responds to Crytek Jan 28, 2018, 20:19 Eirikrautha
 
Dacron wrote on Jan 28, 2018, 17:19:
RedEye9 wrote on Jan 28, 2018, 17:16:
major derpage
lol.

I absolutely love it.

If you think that's a lot of words... lol. It all makes more sense now. You enjoy riding your dog.

Don't bother. Redeye is so invested in his own little fantasy narrative that he couldn't accept the truth if Chris Roberts told him himself. Leonard French (the lawyer he linked to) is upfront about the fact he's a SC backer and on CIG's side, and this is what is presented as impartial legal analysis by dufus.

The best part is the accusation of derpage. It's a pot/kettle sort of thing. If Redeye got any more derpy, he'd be sued by My Little Pony for copyright infringement...
 
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News Comments > Sunday Metaverse

6. Re: Sunday Metaverse Jan 28, 2018, 19:51 Eirikrautha
 
Beamer wrote on Jan 28, 2018, 16:03:
I'm always surprised when gamers are angry at another form of technology, and claiming it makes people unhappy, antisocial shut-ins.

Have you not learned?

Well, when a longitudinal study of 1.1 million teens says otherwise, I am willing to change my opinion.

Link to reports of study

But then again, I'm not a science-denier...
 
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News Comments > Petroglyph Sought Star Wars: Empire At War Sequel

1. Re: Petroglyph Sought Star Wars: Empire At War Sequel Jan 18, 2018, 10:15 Eirikrautha
 
As counter-intuitive as it sounds, Petroglyph just needs to stand back and wait patiently if they want a SW game. Let EA screw up a few more times and get Disney to drop the exclusivity. A new game with rights "loaned" from EA will have more strings attached than Pinocchio, and might not even be worth the trouble. Wait, let EA lose the license, then make the good game that you want to make...  
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News Comments > ESA Rebukes President Trump

193. Re: Morning Mobilization Jan 13, 2018, 23:09 Eirikrautha
 
Beamer wrote on Jan 13, 2018, 19:39:
Eirikrautha wrote on Jan 13, 2018, 18:49:
Scottish Martial Arts wrote on Jan 13, 2018, 12:08:
Eirikrautha wrote on Jan 13, 2018, 10:48:

Funny you pick coal towns as your example. I've been to Chicago and Detroit (and Philly and Baltimore). You're more likely to encounter a shithole area in a city than in the country. But it's not like you have your own biases...

Wait, I thought the charitable explanation for why people support Trump is that it had nothing to do with race and solely to do with economics: that rural, ex-industrial areas are economically depressed, and that their residents feel left behind and looked down upon by the thriving urban areas. If you contend that in fact rural America is better off than urban America -- laughable but lets run with it -- then why exactly do you support Trump? Because he'll call predominantly black and brown countries shitholes and can can sexually assault women and get away with it?

Who says I support Trump? I just dislike leftist ideologues more (they've led to the death of way more people, especially in the 20th century). Secondly, having lived and worked in suburbs, small Appalachian towns, and in large, urban cities (including teaching in majority minority schools), the sheer danger to the resident of any small town is nothing compared with the slums of Baltimore, Shitcago, or Detroit. The primary difference is the arrogance of the urban elites. Somehow they feel they can look down from their upper middle-class enclaves (I guarantee neither you nor Beamer have ever lived in a place like Anacostia, DC... but I don't bother challenging him about this because he'll just make shit up, as usual) and moralize about the rural U.S. It's a little like being lectured on morality by Hollywood and all it's sexual predators. Physician, heal thyself...

I lived in Newark, NJ. Nice try. Now tell me who "left being ideagogues" have killed.

Beamer - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mass_killings_under_Communist_regimes

Redtard - I have a life, so I'm not on Blues 24/7 like you sad, sad people.

Quboid - Isn't it funny how Nazi is (rightly) a despised ideology, yet the far left (communism), which killed far more than Hitler, never is used as a pejorative? Maybe because it hits lefties to close to home. The funny thing is, if most of the whack-job left ever got the society they wanted, they'd be the first people up against the wall. I guess they don't imagine their utopia starting with them in a mass grave...
 
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News Comments > ESA Rebukes President Trump

189. Re: Morning Mobilization Jan 13, 2018, 18:49 Eirikrautha
 
Scottish Martial Arts wrote on Jan 13, 2018, 12:08:
Eirikrautha wrote on Jan 13, 2018, 10:48:

Funny you pick coal towns as your example. I've been to Chicago and Detroit (and Philly and Baltimore). You're more likely to encounter a shithole area in a city than in the country. But it's not like you have your own biases...

Wait, I thought the charitable explanation for why people support Trump is that it had nothing to do with race and solely to do with economics: that rural, ex-industrial areas are economically depressed, and that their residents feel left behind and looked down upon by the thriving urban areas. If you contend that in fact rural America is better off than urban America -- laughable but lets run with it -- then why exactly do you support Trump? Because he'll call predominantly black and brown countries shitholes and can can sexually assault women and get away with it?

Who says I support Trump? I just dislike leftist ideologues more (they've led to the death of way more people, especially in the 20th century). Secondly, having lived and worked in suburbs, small Appalachian towns, and in large, urban cities (including teaching in majority minority schools), the sheer danger to the resident of any small town is nothing compared with the slums of Baltimore, Shitcago, or Detroit. The primary difference is the arrogance of the urban elites. Somehow they feel they can look down from their upper middle-class enclaves (I guarantee neither you nor Beamer have ever lived in a place like Anacostia, DC... but I don't bother challenging him about this because he'll just make shit up, as usual) and moralize about the rural U.S. It's a little like being lectured on morality by Hollywood and all it's sexual predators. Physician, heal thyself...
 
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News Comments > ESA Rebukes President Trump

185. Re: ESA Rebukes President Trump Jan 13, 2018, 10:48 Eirikrautha
 
Beamer wrote on Jan 13, 2018, 09:20:
jdreyer wrote on Jan 13, 2018, 04:46:
opie wrote on Jan 13, 2018, 00:23:
Something the Left doesn't understand, most people don't give a shit what was said. Hell, some would agree with him.
This only makes people that like him, like him more. And those that hate him, keep on hating. Nothing changes.

I believe Trump is a result of the PC left pushing too hard, too fast and the country saying "no more". But this is just my opinion.

What is funny on this forum, is that the seemingly liberal posters will always be the first to drop to personal attacks. Way to keep it classy.

In 1970, the US population was 90% white. Today is is approaching 50% and falling. The election of Trump has nothing to do with the "PC left" and everything to do with whites feeling that they're "losing" the country to "the other." It's the last gasps of white privilege and the idea that, to be American one must be white, preferably male. I say that as a white male living in a region that is only 25% white, yet is economically thriving with almost no racial strife. Humans are humans, and the thing that makes a strong economy is education level. When humans have a good education, they become moral, secular, and qempathetic, regardless of race.

I believe this is much of it. Especially in white concentrated areas where it truly is the other. There's a reason big cities care less - we're already surrounded by other, we know them, we see them daily, we eat at with them, etc.

Also, let's not pretend America isn't full of shitholes. I know plenty here have been to coal towns.

Funny you pick coal towns as your example. I've been to Chicago and Detroit (and Philly and Baltimore). You're more likely to encounter a shithole area in a city than in the country. But it's not like you have your own biases...
 
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News Comments > Evening Crowdfunding Roundup

17. Re: Skyrim Creation Club Launches with Survival Mode Jan 4, 2018, 11:48 Eirikrautha
 
Good comment, but don't expect nuance or more then 2-dimensional thinking from that crowd. It's like arguing theology with a cultist: they start off with the assumption that their beliefs are correct and every additional data point is interpreted only in a context that will affirm it. It would never cross their mind that people, having seen a spectacular failure in crowdfunding, might be less likely to fund other kickstarters (which has already happened). Or that people have a discrete amount of disposable income and that they constantly choose between options of what to spend it on. I know of at least two indie Wing Commander/Tie Fighter style games that didn't even bother to go the kickstarter route, because they assumed the funding was already going toward SC...  
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News Comments > Evening Crowdfunding Roundup

4. Re: Evening Crowdfunding Roundup Jan 3, 2018, 21:03 Eirikrautha
 
Meaning that many other games that could have been funded have had the available funds siphoned away to support this vaporware. How many more Cupheads or other indie games of a smaller and more successful scope could have been funded? SC really will drive the final stake through the heart of crowdfunded video games...  
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse

4. Re: Evening Metaverse Dec 27, 2017, 20:03 Eirikrautha
 
Pigeon wrote on Dec 27, 2017, 19:31:
RedEye9 wrote on Dec 27, 2017, 18:53:
Choobeastia wrote on Dec 27, 2017, 18:34:
So far, I haven't met anyone who hasn't liked Bright. It's not the best movie, and it has its flaws, but it's fun. I feel like the critics were watching a different movie, and I wonder if their review copy really was different somehow.
I enjoyed bright and the price was right.

Same. Better story/characters than half the shit Hollywood shovels out as blockbusters. It's not amazing by any stretch, but unless you can't stand Will Smith playing a Will Smith character, it's entertaining to watch.
I'm not the conspiracy theory type, but I do think that it is slightly suspicious that many of the critics and columns with a negative view of the movie are also dependent on Hollywood (not Netflix) for their livelihood. Not the most unbiased observers...
 
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News Comments > Morning Mobilization

22. Re: Morning Mobilization Dec 27, 2017, 17:37 Eirikrautha
 
jdreyer wrote on Dec 27, 2017, 14:07:
ForgedReality wrote on Dec 27, 2017, 12:10:
All you're doing with electric cars is offsetting the energy cost. It is still there, just out of sight and out of mind. Batteries are toxic as hell too, so I have to wonder about the long-term environmental cost. All these leaking nuclear reactors is bad enough already.

Batteries can be recycled. Carbon monoxide can't.

Congratulations, that has to be the most scientifically illiterate statement I've read today. And, considering I just finished debating a creationist online a while ago, that's saying something...
 
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News Comments > Eidos-Montréal on Single-player and Multiplayer Support

13. Re: Eidos-Montréal on Single-player and Multiplayer Support Dec 17, 2017, 20:24 Eirikrautha
 
Was hoping you'd linked to this song. Was disappointed...  
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News Comments > L.A. Noire: The VR Case Files

9. Re: L.A. Noire: The VR Case Files Dec 16, 2017, 21:40 Eirikrautha
 
Cutter wrote on Dec 15, 2017, 17:43:
Much as I don't care about VR an much as I didn't really care for this game I would actually like to try it out in VR. Walking around 1940s LA in VR would be pretty sweet. LA Confidential or Mullholland Falls come to mind.

Forget it, Cutter. It's Chinatown...
 
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News Comments > Crytek Suing Cloud Imperium

38. Re: Crytek Suing Cloud Imperium Dec 14, 2017, 17:18 Eirikrautha
 
"Cocaine is God's way of telling you you are making too much money." -- Robin Williams.

Mr. Williams, I give you ... Star Citizen!
 
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News Comments > Morning Interviews

22. Re: Morning Interviews Dec 14, 2017, 17:04 Eirikrautha
 
Darks wrote on Dec 14, 2017, 10:23:
Prez wrote on Dec 14, 2017, 09:29:
Wow Playerunknown seems to have less and less of a clue every time he opens his mouth.

Yea, right prez. Thats why hes sold over 20 million copies of his game. I guess he has no fucking clue right!!!

If money/business success was a measure of intelligence, Trump would be the founder of MENSA. Your move.

In fact, business success is only an indicator that you might be knowledgeable about how to succeed in business. Might...
 
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News Comments > Wild Buster: Heroes of Titan Early Access

4. Re: Wild Buster: Heroes of Titan Early Access Dec 14, 2017, 16:56 Eirikrautha
 
I must be getting old. I can't even tell what is happening, what with all the rainbow-colored effects flashing across the screen at near epilepsy-inducing frequency. Why would I want to play a game where I can't even see the game?

Damn millennials and their ADHD attention spans. Now get off my lawn!
 
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News Comments > etc.

27. Re: etc. Nov 22, 2017, 22:02 Eirikrautha
 
Beamer wrote on Nov 21, 2017, 18:03:
Want to reiterate, in general, that I'm not arguing that I want games to be more expensive (and no one seems to think I am, but that surprises me.)

I just feel like we're on borrowed time with this pricing and recommending people enjoy it. It's one of those times where you realize you're kind of getting away with something and it won't last.

Nah. Games are a luxury good. This is why the price for them is less, comparatively, than in the past. There is far more competition for the entertainment dollar than ever before. Beyond a certain price-point, consumers will find another good they feel is more economical and stop buying games. This is the reason for "collector's editions," etc. Gamers expect additional content to justify expenses beyond the standard $60 they pay (in the US).

In fact, game prices are not going to go up for the foreseeable future. At the most, when the economics no longer support a "AAA" game at $60, you will see the death of the "AAA" game before you see the increase in standard price.

AAA game companies are still making gigantic profits from the $60 price points. But they'd already charge you $100 a game if they thought you'd buy it. If you won't buy it at $60, they'll either start selling it at $40, or they'll stop making it. This is why games go on sale way more often today than in the past.

All this talk of game value structure borders on economic illiteracy. Game prices will be the maximum the market will bear. And if they can nickle and dime you with loot boxes, too, they will...
 
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News Comments > Morning Mobilization

14. Re: Morning Mobilization Nov 17, 2017, 21:32 Eirikrautha
 
Cutter wrote on Nov 17, 2017, 17:27:
jacobvandy wrote on Nov 17, 2017, 14:10:
It's gonna be like Hunger Games, where all the plebs have nothing to do but live off the land or entertain the ultra rich.

No, actually it'll be more like Red October or the French Revolution with the elites getting their fucking heads cut off and the wealth redistributed to the people. I'd actually like to see that. Viva la Revolucion! Viva Che! Power to the People! Beatnik

Yeah. Except the wealth never got redistributed to the "people," just to the new elites. Who then sent all of the people who helped them revolt to the guillotine next. Great plan, there...
 
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse

14. Re: Evening Metaverse Nov 12, 2017, 10:56 Eirikrautha
 
Beamer wrote on Nov 12, 2017, 09:03:
NKD wrote on Nov 11, 2017, 13:58:
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I don't know why so many people seem to think that you have to be convicted of a crime before people are allowed to think you're a piece of shit.

It generally seems to be self-identifying MRA weirdos who are afraid of innocently doing something they're latter being accused of being gross for. Which is what Louis is claiming happened, but saddened about his judgment, not that it was late found to be creepy.

It's pretty easy to not unintentionally do something others find creepy, but...
Tell that to George Takei. Ooops, narrative wrecked.
 
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