Slashman wrote on May 7, 2016, 14:14:
I really wish people would just stick to facts here.
1) Every developer has complete control over the forums for their own game on Steam. They can moderate and ban people who violate their rules as they like. I've seen this done many times to many an idiot.
Stem has always had the policy of giving the developers the tools and letting them do things their own way. I'd be very surprised if they ever personally tried to moderate a developer's forum unless things were way out of hand or violating a law.
2) Developers have no control over user reviews on Steam. This is as it should be and it would be bad IMO if they ever did. Now this is where Steam CAN, to a certain extent try to stop the more vitriolic/offensive type of posts in reviews.
But if Steam does take an active hand in moderating reviews, it needs to be very carefully balanced. I'm all for squelching racial slurs, attacks based on religion, sexuality etc. But you cannot, and should not, be banning or deleting reviews which are simply about someone's opinion of a game. It is a fine line to walk and I'm guessing would take a ridiculous amount of effort based on the sheer number of reviews that both already exist and get added every day.
3) Anybody who truly believes that Steam has not been the strongest force in ensuring the continuing health of PC gaming over the past decade is in complete denial. And pretty much every single indie developer and several of the larger dev studios will tell you as much. Bury your head in the sand if you want to feel cool for opposing 'The Man' but facts are facts.
NKD wrote on Jan 15, 2016, 15:34:
Should you cut yourself off from the majority of recently released games, after already choosing to cut your performance to a third? Tough question. I'll have to think about that one for a while.
At least the Linux fanboys quoted in the article talk some sense: dual boot at most.
RedEye9 wrote on Jan 15, 2016, 14:53:
Only if you want to spend the rest of your life searching for driver workarounds while not being able to play games.
And the games you want to play won't be available, ever, on linux.
Ant wrote on May 16, 2015, 17:45:ASeven wrote on May 16, 2015, 17:41:Yep. I remember discovering emulators, like MAME, back in in college (mid (19)90s).
MAME has come a long, long way. A great emulator that allowed me to relive a lot of my arcade life years, here's to more years of MAME.
Sho wrote on Mar 30, 2015, 22:20:
That's great. Game development is the last large software industry that generally doesn't open source very much (there's the odd engine here and there nowadays, EA has thrown some of its libs over the fence in an ungraceful fashion, and Valve has gotten into open dev tools for SteamOS/Linux), but stands to benefit a lot from collaborating on infrastructure that it's a very suitable dev methodology for.
Sho wrote on Mar 30, 2015, 22:20:
That said, the hard work only starts after you open up a codebase. Open source projects rise and fall mainly with their approach to community and governance.
Jerykk wrote on Feb 22, 2015, 17:33:
They really need to put The Dark Mod on Steam with Workshop support.
Sho wrote on Dec 7, 2014, 15:59:Clever Caviar wrote on Dec 7, 2014, 15:53:
Just remember, if you are a penguin powered gamer, and you want your money to go to the Linux devs, you need to buy it when the Linux version is out (assuming you don't have it already). You might be able to buy it now, not install it at all, and then fire it up when the Linux version ships, but I'm not 100% on that.
What's the basis for that? Do you have any hard knowledge that the porting houses sign contracts that scale their pay with number of licenses sold for the platform? I find that unlikely.
Prez wrote on Dec 7, 2014, 14:56:
Despite some negative reviews, I thought Origins was excellent. I think the trick for me enjoying the Batman games is letting enough time pass between playing each game, so the formula feels fresh again.
emgarf wrote on Jul 3, 2014, 10:21:
The Bitmap Brothers title that I'd really like to see reissued/updated is Gods.
TangledThorns wrote on Jun 22, 2014, 13:45:
I just played all the Crysis games this year and the first Crysis still looks amazing. Crytek can develop amazing graphics, they just need a awesome story to go with it.
SpectralMeat wrote on Jun 19, 2014, 11:03:
MGS looks pretty cool.
It is no longer platform exclusive is it?
Wish they'd have a PC version. I might actually end up getting a PS4 when that comes out.
nin wrote on Jun 10, 2014, 08:54:
And you pc players will love it (especially the driving model, compared to 4)!
Cutter wrote on Feb 23, 2014, 16:28:
I hope they're following up on Sleepy Dogs. I want more of it!
Fantaz wrote on Feb 23, 2014, 15:32:
i just want to comment on your signature... Rockstar doesn't give a shit about PC. it's evident that they don't care such as the lack of proper optimization for the GTA4 PC port, and that they haven't even announced a GTA5 PC port yet. they don't remember that GTA was originally a PC franchise? talk about pissing off their roots... i don't care about RDR but for gods sake release GTA5 soon on PC before i stop caring about the franchise. at least Eidos guys were smart and released a Thief game for PC.