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Luke G Kelly
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Re: FINAL FANTASY Pixel Remaster Series Announced
Jun 13, 2021, 19:41
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Re: FINAL FANTASY Pixel Remaster Series Announced Jun 13, 2021, 19:41
Jun 13, 2021, 19:41
 
Since the originals in their full pixel glory can't be purchased and played legally on the PC and mobile platforms, and since there has been a demand for such a thing since emulators became a thing in the 90s, they finally made the wise move of taking an asset they already own and releasing it on these platforms.

Took them long enough.

Now... where is my FF7 Remake.
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Re: Genshin Impact on Epic Games Store Next Week
Jun 2, 2021, 21:29
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Re: Genshin Impact on Epic Games Store Next Week Jun 2, 2021, 21:29
Jun 2, 2021, 21:29
 
I agree with the above. Good game. It has taken the place of my normal MMO slot, even though the coop is quite limited, but it is good enough for my wife and I to enjoy. Since it is taking our MMO slot, we have been paying for the battlepass and that other thing, which still comes out to being less than $15 a month. This enables more pulls on the banners for the random character upgrades.

I just got C3 Eula today. Which means nothing if you don't play, but if you do play, you now hate me. lol
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Re: Op Ed
May 30, 2021, 14:41
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Re: Op Ed May 30, 2021, 14:41
May 30, 2021, 14:41
 
Strange timing for an article when the recent Overwatch 2 news has pretty much convinced me to never play Overwatch again. 6v6 no limits is the true Overwatch; everything since then has just been going in the wrong direction. Down with 5v5 and role locks.
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Re: Epic v. Apple Exhibits - Part XIX
May 18, 2021, 16:27
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Re: Epic v. Apple Exhibits - Part XIX May 18, 2021, 16:27
May 18, 2021, 16:27
 
"One of the arguments at the heart of Epic's case is that Apple does not allow direct payments to developers or even promotions or information on where to make in-game purchases cheaper outside of the iOS ecosystem."

I've been suspecting something like this for a while. So it IS true that Epic is NOT allowed to inform the end user that they can make their in game purchases on another platform for cheaper than it would cost on Apple's platform. What's wrong Apple? Is Apple afraid of having an informed user base and actually having to compete on price? If Apple is confident that their strategy is the winning one, then why try to hide information from the user? I suspect the answer is because Apple prefers to embrace anti-competitive behaviors.

If it weren't for this aspect of Apple's policy, Epic could have just slapped a 30% Apple tax on top of the price and communicated that to the end user, and then simply left the decision up to the end user to make the purchase on Apple's "superior" platform or make the purchase on a cheaper platform. Thus, Epic wouldn't see a huge cut of their revenue go to Apple for doing an inferior service at cost level that is an order of magnitude greater than the cost Epic incurs when they run their own service for the other platforms.
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Re: Scavengers Early Access
May 1, 2021, 15:40
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Re: Scavengers Early Access May 1, 2021, 15:40
May 1, 2021, 15:40
 
I've been enjoying this the past couple of days. FYI, no purchase necessary, as it is free.
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Re: NieR Replicant Ver. 1.22474487139 Reviews
Apr 22, 2021, 14:55
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Re: NieR Replicant Ver. 1.22474487139 Reviews Apr 22, 2021, 14:55
Apr 22, 2021, 14:55
 
Never made it far through the one I picked up. Does this one have better mouse and keyboard support?
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Re: Age of Empires IV This Fall
Apr 11, 2021, 14:39
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Re: Age of Empires IV This Fall Apr 11, 2021, 14:39
Apr 11, 2021, 14:39
 
Somebody pass the wood
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Re: Morning Mobilization
Mar 24, 2021, 14:42
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Re: Morning Mobilization Mar 24, 2021, 14:42
Mar 24, 2021, 14:42
 
Genshin Impact is printing money for Google and Apple.
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Re: Game Art Stolen for NFTs
Mar 12, 2021, 15:18
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Re: Game Art Stolen for NFTs Mar 12, 2021, 15:18
Mar 12, 2021, 15:18
 
It does seem insane. At least with physical art there is an actual physical object.

But then I remember something I had heard about the art world... a practice where some would buy art from their friends, and then donate the art so that they can write it off to lower their taxes. Makes me think that these large purchases are just a way to lower their taxes while also enriching their friends, who would then do the same in return. So rather than pay all of their taxes they just get the government to pay them and their friends.

So these folks buying NFTs are probably buying it from friends and then they "graciously" donate this crap.

I don't think art should count as a charitable donation when it comes to tax deductions. A JPEG is not going to feed the poor.
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Re: Table Tennis Pro Served
Mar 6, 2021, 14:58
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Re: Table Tennis Pro Served Mar 6, 2021, 14:58
Mar 6, 2021, 14:58
 
If you think this looks interesting, check out Eleven Table Tennis VR.
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Re: Morning Tech Bits
Feb 19, 2021, 13:12
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Re: Morning Tech Bits Feb 19, 2021, 13:12
Feb 19, 2021, 13:12
 
If it comes down to a system that puts money in the pockets of scalpers vs a system that puts money in the pockets of the graphics cards makers--even if the end result is the same price for the consumers--guess which one I'd also be in favor of.

Scalpers are not adding any value to the process.
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Re: Until You Fall Leaves Early Access
Oct 28, 2020, 14:57
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Re: Until You Fall Leaves Early Access Oct 28, 2020, 14:57
Oct 28, 2020, 14:57
 
The melee combat in this game is very satisfying.
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Re: Oculus Users Should Not Delete Facebook
Oct 26, 2020, 14:34
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Re: Oculus Users Should Not Delete Facebook Oct 26, 2020, 14:34
Oct 26, 2020, 14:34
 
Someone do an experiment for me. Delete your Steam account and let me know if you can still access your games.
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Re: Epic and Others Form Coalition for App Fairness
Sep 26, 2020, 17:54
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Re: Epic and Others Form Coalition for App Fairness Sep 26, 2020, 17:54
Sep 26, 2020, 17:54
 
Can't Epic just put a 30% Apple tax and display this message to users? Or does Apple's platform's walled garden have a rule that prevents Epic from doing that?
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Re: Unity Files for IPO
Aug 25, 2020, 14:20
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Re: Unity Files for IPO Aug 25, 2020, 14:20
Aug 25, 2020, 14:20
 
That is a big deficit. I'm assuming the costs are primarily investments made into their own engine tech. Anyone know what improvements they have made in the last few years?

I'm definitely a fan of competition, so really hope Unity can stay afloat and continue to power many games into the future.
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Re: Oculus Adding Facebook Account Requirement
Aug 19, 2020, 11:01
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Re: Oculus Adding Facebook Account Requirement Aug 19, 2020, 11:01
Aug 19, 2020, 11:01
 
I'm confused by the backlash. Does creating a facebook account require sharing more information than creating other accounts such as gmail or netflix?

If it doesn't... then... just don't over share?
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Re: Apple's Epic Threat to Epic
Aug 18, 2020, 15:35
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Re: Apple's Epic Threat to Epic Aug 18, 2020, 15:35
Aug 18, 2020, 15:35
 
Epic could just increase the price of the in-app purchases on the Apple platform by the same 30%. Epic gets what they want. Apple gets what they want. Users can learn to use their Mac instead of their iDevice to make the purchase. Bonus of this plan is that if they made it obvious that in-app purchases are 30% more expensive only on the iDevice storefront, the would incentivizing iDevice users to make a non-iDevice their next purchase to avoid this inconvenience.

Since Epic isn't doing that, I believe they recognize that what Apple is doing is not good for developers, and since Epic is a major player they are using that weight to fight the good fight. Apple needs to pay for their store front, sure, but 30% of in app purchases probably rakes in way more cash than it costs them to support in app purchases. A smaller developer may not be able to stay afloat with those margins. The cost to Apple per in-app purchase certainly does not scale with the price of the in-app purchase, so why should their cut? Should be a tiny fixed cost. Ya ya, dOn'T LiKe iT, dOn'T uSe iT... preaching to the choir; no iDevices owned here.
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Re: SUPERHOT: MIND CONTROL DELETE Announced
Jul 11, 2020, 16:11
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Re: SUPERHOT: MIND CONTROL DELETE Announced Jul 11, 2020, 16:11
Jul 11, 2020, 16:11
 
No VR this release? Well, I went from a "hmm, I might have to pick this up next week" to a "pass" SUPERFAST.
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Re: Out of the Blue
Jun 30, 2020, 14:26
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Re: Out of the Blue Jun 30, 2020, 14:26
Jun 30, 2020, 14:26
 
I like Star Wars, but I don't think it ever has been the pinnacle of story telling. It is just as easy to nitpick the faults of the originals as it is the prequals as it is the Disney movies. The only difference appears to be that some people experienced parts of the Star Wars during a period of their life when they were more open to the entire experience and couldn't see the flaws, but then experienced other parts of Star Wars during a different period of their life where they were more apt to apply critical thinking.
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Re: VRocker VR Motion Software and Demo Released
Jun 23, 2020, 13:19
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Re: VRocker VR Motion Software and Demo Released Jun 23, 2020, 13:19
Jun 23, 2020, 13:19
 
Could be good. Rocking back and forth is already a good technique to reduce simulator sickness when using smooth locomotion. Coupling it together with movement sounds like a decent idea. Might have to pick this up...
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