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Signed On April 26, 2019
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance

27. removed Apr 9, 2020, 07:18 Slush54
 
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News Comments > Op Ed

6. Re: Op Ed Apr 9, 2020, 07:13 Slush54
 
Parallax Abstraction wrote on Apr 8, 2020, 13:45:
Then again, this is a Kyle Orland article so I shouldn't be surprised this is the position he's taking. Bashing Steam is the latest trend in the games press.

The issue is the internet is filled with clickbait in order to drive ad revenue, once you see these articles enough times they know that spouting bs and being an idiot drives people to click and say "aren't these people morons".

So in some greater sense people are falling for these pseudo-clickbait traps.

Plenty of good games sell even in early access. Deep rock galactic and Dead cells.

The reality is most games suck and are low quality and even the good ones have such low content as to be barely a game. Since modern gamers are basically idiots who will buy anything. What good games there are from indies are usually short and many can't even be called full games.
 
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance

18. Re: Morning Safety Dance Apr 7, 2020, 23:05 Slush54
 
Verno wrote on Apr 7, 2020, 20:23:
I can't wait for all new games to use UWP encryption and drm so you can never access the games you paid for, enjoy your windows 10 your mmo steam loving clueless gamer that fucked up gaming.

This is never going to be a thing, UWP is a failure and the industry has no real interest in pushing it. Even Microsoft is backing off on a lot of their long term plans with the store.

The same things were said about mmo's, drm and steam when they first started, young padawan. Not only did the dark prophecies of the nerds come true (diablo 3 can now be disappeared from history at the flick of a switch). Major games have now gone "f2p" that would have been fully owned with dedicated servers in the past, like desitny, overwatch or modern battlefields.

You seem to be clueless, they've won, all activisions games are fully always online - aka client server, aka you no longer control the game files or whether your game will continue to function. Tim sweeney is dancing on the "death" of the retail model (aka games you own and control).

The entire silicon valley industry wouldn't be having a party if they didn't believe they had won.

https://tifca.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/ClienttoCloud_Vision_V2.pdf

Tim sweeney:

“I think the game business will change more in the next five years than the past ten,” predicts MCV’s Person of the Year. “The last remnants of the old retail model of gaming are falling apart, and the biggest successes are fast-moving indies and fast-moving big competitors – exemplified by Fortnite and Apex Legends. All of the old decisions need to be revisited.”

That "the games industry is going to change more" is that more games will "become services" aka you'll no longer control the game. Which is how we ended up with quake champions, and not the "real quake" sequel we all wanted with modding, level editing, dedicated servers and programming sdk's.

Every piece of software where you are required to login, they've been slowly killing off local applications by making them all client server.

We've seen this across the entire space of PC applications, not just games, you should go check out daemons tools, geforce experience for modern geforce cards if you got an nvidia card.

That "login required" in order to use the software you paid for is going to get worse, they are trying to kill local apps where you don't get the complete files as "anti piracy" measure. But it also means they will eventually make preserving old software impossible. We've seen that with many UWP cracked games that only work on certain versions of windows.

Nor have you seen irdeto's plans for the future.

https://www.irdeto.com

Or ea's statement on "cloud gaming" aka fuck your ownership of the game.

https://www.ea.com/news/cloud-gaming-trial


 
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance

12. Re: Morning Safety Dance Apr 7, 2020, 18:10 Slush54
 
RedEye9 wrote on Apr 7, 2020, 15:09:
Chromius wrote on Apr 7, 2020, 15:03:
Windows 7 64 bit FOREVER!

I have a nice solid win 7 64 backed up for fresh install and will be going win 7 and Linux dual boot. If games stop supporting win 7 then I will never own them.
There are already several games that are W10 only. I can't play them because I only use Windows 98, and not that horrific Second Edition bastardized version.

I can't wait for all new games to use UWP encryption and drm so you can never access the games you paid for, enjoy your windows 10 your mmo steam loving clueless gamer that fucked up gaming.

Will there be good old games in the future? The reason we have dosbox and all those old dos and windows games we can emulate is because they were coded honestly and we got 'honest binaries'. One wonders what the future history of gaming will be post windows 10 with a locked own file system you can't even access and newer version of windows requiring you to get permission from the masters of the universe to access your own games you paid for.

Got to love the new serfdom that gamers enabled from 1997 onwards with their getting conned out of getting the same PC RPG's they could have gotten for one time fixed price with the same features.

MMO's were a scam that lead to steam, which lead to f2p/mmo scam games like quake champions, the end of dedicated servers and level editing in AAA space.

Thanks for all that you sophisticated modern gamer you, enjoy your new encrypted games as irdeto, game companies and microsoft, finally plug the "local applicaiton executable" loophole on the PC to "prevent piracy" but also vendor lock you in to using their "platforms" and needing permission to access the shit you buy and being unable to preserve them going forward.

Enjoy serfdom computing, where you got no rights and freedoms because you gave them up because you bought all the bullshit the corporate world fed you, like a good sheep.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse

3. Re: Morning Metaverse Mar 28, 2020, 01:10 Slush54
 
Cutter wrote on Mar 27, 2020, 12:31:
Oh yes, give Amazon all your personal health info. What could possibly go wrong with that?

Says the gamers that gave away the store with steam, mmo's, and f2p games for the last 23 years? Do you people know you've given up any right to privacy using windows 10, steam, world of warcraft, guild wars, and most software since they began stealing it 23 years ago beginning with ultima online?

They can infer all sorts of health data and things about you from your game usage.

If you don't audit the code, you have no idea what's in those games, steam, etc and what kind of data it's harvesting. You can bet companies have been using their software to spy and gather data on everyone since they found out how stupid humanity is regarding computers.

My fellow nerds are in a utopia, Tim sweeney is basically living in a nerd wet dream, that PC gamers and gamers more generally are so stupid they'd give up game ownership and fall for every scam to con them out of control of their PC, software and their money.

Now windows 10 spies on you and intel and MS are planning for hardware drm and auth servers, using active directory to deny you access to your own files.

Maybe you should all have a gander what you've unleashed, the entire silicon valley industry is having a party that they finally get to turn software into property by making all future software client server, check out their PDF!

https://tifca.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/ClienttoCloud_Vision_V2.pdf

Game pass on windows 10 being a trial run for how fucking stupid the average person is. Totally oblivious to the fact that they are using corporate hacked software and have lost total control of their PC.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed

6. Re: Op Ed Jan 9, 2020, 22:02 Slush54
 
jdreyer wrote on Jan 9, 2020, 18:56:
Being against unions is fine, but you need to offer an alternative. How do you otherwise prevent worker exploitation? Strong regulation is one way (although I'm sure you oppose it), but there's no way to get regulation passed in our current system when money has such an outsized influence in creating legislation. So what's your answer?

There isn't one because people who are anti union are not educated at all. The reason government workers are usually unionized is specifically because they are more intelligent then their non-unionized counterparts. You're basically leaving yourself defenseless against well organized money'd interests whov'e overthrown countless governments for even any sniff of helping the public.

You'd all do yourselves a favor and go read about what the upper class has been doing around the world in the name of corporate capitalism and their crimes against humanity.

https://www.amazon.com/Americas-Deadliest-Export-Democracy-Everything/dp/1783601671/

The reality is stark in america. In a world that was actually educated and critical of capitalism and capitalist ideology in general. Every citizen would need stipend so they could take time off work to discuss and become actually politically informed. Having billionaire oligarchs above the law and robbing the entire world blind and perpetuating endless war for war profiteering is good for nobody and the fact that so many are convinced of free market fairy tales and right wing ideology is a testament to how badly the brain is constructed.

Anyone with an inkling of a clue knows we live in a lawless society who's laws are rubber stamped by a congress beholden to the billionaire class.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed

7. Re: Op Ed Dec 12, 2019, 22:00 Slush54
 
If you all didn't want exclusivity you shouldn't have accepted mmo's, drm and lack of game ownership. This is the natural result of gamers bending over and giving control of software to companies, companies, devs and ceo's laugh at you all while you suck their dicks. It's hilarious how far we've fallen from the 90's with dedicated server exe's and full blown level editors for AAA games.  
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News Comments > Get the Original Elite for Free

11. Re: Get the Original Elite for Free Sep 23, 2019, 03:46 Slush54
 
Now if only he would make the new elite drm free and put it up on gog. No way am I buying drm based bullshit.  
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News Comments > Sunday Tech Bits

2. Re: Sunday Tech Bits Sep 2, 2019, 07:09 Slush54
 
Bard wrote on Sep 1, 2019, 17:33:
pity windows 10 is the biggest piece of spyware we've ever been hit with...

Gee I wonder why that could be, could it have been gamers and smartphone users buying software they didn't own and control over the last 20 years thereby making microsofts ceo jealous that they should have just put drm in windows 95 and 2000 from the very beginning?

Our species is corporate dick in mouth level stupid.
 
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News Comments > Sunday Multiplex

3. Re: Sunday Multiplex Sep 2, 2019, 03:07 Slush54
 
HorrorScope wrote on Sep 1, 2019, 16:52:
Am I alone feeling when I see a space sim or racer in only 3rd person view, that's like someone going to a nice steak house and ordering their steak well done?

Nope, the reality is there is a new generation of kid who've never played games like Freespace 2. There first games were basically the new elite and games like everspace. They would never know about past games since they are too old (20 years now).

Shit games survive simply because there's a new generation of gamers who's first space games are crappier versions of older games. So if you have no experience, many mediocre games will appear more awesome then they really are.

The same thing happened when we were kids watching cartoons, then you age 30 years and you see what your parents saw - that they are little more then glorified toy commercials.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed

63. Re: Op Ed Aug 8, 2019, 08:13 Slush54
 
The videogame market is not a market, it's customers are stupid uninformed mouthbreathers.

The last 20 years PC games have been stolen out from under gamers and held hostage inside corporate offices. Any server locked game = game you don't own or control.

The videogame market is a market for lemons because the gaming audience is stupid, computer illiterate and not very demanding. We went from level editors, free skins, maps and mods 20 years ago in the AAA space to lootboxes, having parts of AAA games carved out and held hostage by literally stealing them and calling it drm.

The videogame market is one giant abusive clusterfuck because it's customers are stupid.
 
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News Comments > Evening Legal Briefs

11. Re: Evening Legal Briefs Aug 3, 2019, 22:10 Slush54
 
Tipsy McStagger wrote on Aug 1, 2019, 21:34:
Why isn't the American public doing something about this guy? As a Canadian reading this it's obvious he's in big corporations pockets

Because the governments of the world don't work for us.

https://youtu.be/glHd_5-9PVs?t=1281
 
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News Comments > Op Ed

5. Re: Op Ed Aug 3, 2019, 21:41 Slush54
 
HoSpanky wrote on Aug 3, 2019, 18:12:
Did you read it? It’s saying that consoles AREN’T holding back PC games,

Which is proof that game media is shit, yes consoles have been holding back PC's since the beginning. They still are holding PC's back. A far cry from level editing tools, programming sdk's, and modding we had in the 90's.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed

4. Re: Op Ed Aug 3, 2019, 21:36 Slush54
 
MoreLuckThanSkill wrote on Aug 3, 2019, 15:53:
I'm glad people are enjoying a game and having fun, but... surely there are better overall games out there? :o

Fortnite is targetted at kids and casuals, the people who suck at videogames. The last 20 years of gaming has been games being dumbed down for the masses.

Let us remember that FPS games used to have health packs and no regenerating health in the 90's before Halo came along with it's regenerating shields and two weapon limits.
 
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News Comments > Piranha Games on MechWarrior 5 Epic Games Store Exclusivity

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News Comments > etc., etc.

4. Re: etc., etc. Aug 3, 2019, 03:12 Slush54
 
Cutter wrote on Aug 2, 2019, 22:20:
Wtf do PC gamers care about Lamestop? They've never been relevant to us.

That's where you're wrong, the reason why all PC games haven't been totally online drm'd is because console's still have physical discs. Once that's gone we will see always online drm for all games.

Just like we've seen how RPG's were rebadged mmo's in the war on game ownership over the last 20 years. We went from level editors, free maps, skins and levels to drm, f2p, always online nonsense and TF2 with hat microtransactions.

The videogame market is a total idiocracy. Consoles are really the only thing left keeping games we own and control alive since we've seen multiplayer games that would have been programmed like quake and unreal in a previous era become Leage of legends, dota 2, overwatch, desttiny...

AKA games you don't own and are totally controlled by game companies.
 
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News Comments > etc., etc.

2. Re: etc., etc. Jul 24, 2019, 03:14 Slush54
 
jdreyer wrote on Jul 23, 2019, 21:01:
So after buying the full price game, people shell out tons more money on what exactly? Skins?

Yup that's all that exists in overwatch, a giant lootbox for skins, voice lines and spray. The worst part is all the skins are already inside overwatch. It's so weird we went from quake 3 + qeradiant to this overwatch dystopia.
 
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News Comments > Ubisoft Financials Show Strong PC Performance

4. Re: Ubisoft Financials Show Strong PC Performance Jul 17, 2019, 23:01 Slush54
 
Yeah mtx + always online drm to put a store inside the game to fleece the gullible will definitely drive profits.  
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News Comments > SolSeraph Released

3. Re: SolSeraph Released Jul 13, 2019, 03:49 Slush54
 
Act Raiser game by a bunch of devs who don't get what made act raiser... 3d graphics? Yuck. What made Act Raiser what it was, was the unique art style.  
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News Comments > Valve Labs Includes New Recommendation System

3. Re: Valve Labs Includes New Recommendation System Jul 12, 2019, 17:22 Slush54
 
Jackplug wrote on Jul 12, 2019, 04:25:
valve for me have been a let down, i was hoping they do some more games, but no.

LOL valve launched steam in 2004 to become a distributor and do mtx. When TF2 became f2p with hats, it was game over.

Once they had dota 2... they have no reason at all to innovate they can literally live off mtx.
 
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