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Re: Epic Sues Apple in AU
Nov 23, 2020, 17:18
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Re: Epic Sues Apple in AU Nov 23, 2020, 17:18
Nov 23, 2020, 17:18
 
The Half Elf wrote on Nov 19, 2020, 09:49:
jdreyer wrote on Nov 19, 2020, 04:50:
I'm boycotting Amazon, because they are paying Lego for a third party exclusive on their website, and that's uncompetitive and monopolistic. Third party exclusives are uncompetitive and anti-American. I should be able to purchase any product from any vendor. I'm never ordering from Amazon again. It's uncompetitive.

This is sarcasm, in case it wasn't obvious.

Considering they've done it with Toys R Us and Target for years?

O_o

Yeah and most other retailers (I saw an exclusive Harry Potter Barnes and Nobles story the other day). Also, all consoles are the same. They all have their exclusives. Arguably, you should add PC to you ban list too because you can't play all PC games on any console. iOS only work on mac devices. There are plenty of Apple Apps not avail on Google's Play store. You can't access the apple store w/o an apple device. That's exclusivity. Not to mention the Amazon app store and it's exclusives in their app store -- which you're already adding to you ban list so I guess you get that one for free!

The list goes on and on if you're really going to take that stance you'll need to find a nice homestead and farm.

Exclusives, like it or not, are a free market tool that's been used for literally decades.
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Re: Sunday Interviews
Nov 23, 2020, 11:52
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Re: Sunday Interviews Nov 23, 2020, 11:52
Nov 23, 2020, 11:52
 
Many people don't hire based on merit. Many many people... I've known several myself "I don't like hiring <race, sex, look, too old, sound of their voice, etc>". If you think the majority of people hire based on merit you're in a _really_ nice fantasy world but it's not the real world.

I haven't read the interview. I followed Ann briefly on Twitch then stopped. She's pretty toxic herself although she bills herself as fighting the misogynistic online tide (which, to be fair, she does but she's just as toxic just in a more gender neutral way).

Also, as an example of Twitch's "meritocracy", pre BLM they very rarely promoted black streamers on their home page. They do a lot more diverse promotion post BLM. The same can be said for youtube. So... there's your online meritocracy for you. It's not, I imagine, intentional on either company's part pre-BLM. That stuff is often run by AI but an AI as just as biased as the human/data that trains is it so... there you go.
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Re: Police Action Near Ubisoft Montreal
Nov 13, 2020, 16:54
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Re: Police Action Near Ubisoft Montreal Nov 13, 2020, 16:54
Nov 13, 2020, 16:54
 
Penalties for swatting needs to go up _a lot_.
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Re: Get The Textorcist for Free This Week, Elite Dangerous Next Week
Nov 13, 2020, 00:41
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Re: Get The Textorcist for Free This Week, Elite Dangerous Next Week Nov 13, 2020, 00:41
Nov 13, 2020, 00:41
 
The real question. Is this better than Typing of the Dead?
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Re: Remastered Mass Effect Trilogy and New Mass Effect Announced
Nov 7, 2020, 15:18
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Re: Remastered Mass Effect Trilogy and New Mass Effect Announced Nov 7, 2020, 15:18
Nov 7, 2020, 15:18
 
I thought ME3's ending was fine. I got to it after they'd updated it per criticism but I didn't see it worse than say WL2's ending for Fallout's endings with the exception of getting video vignettes in ME3 instead of text summaries of the results of actions through the game like WL/FO. It was a fine series IMHO and one of the few 3 part series I've ever played to completion. I'm looking at you Witcher3!!! ><
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Re: Sunday Tech Bits
Nov 2, 2020, 15:15
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Re: Sunday Tech Bits Nov 2, 2020, 15:15
Nov 2, 2020, 15:15
 
This is a problem because of FB, Google, etc. They literally lost money because of data privacy laws in other countries. Their business is all about selling user info to advertisers. They also fund lobbies with their deep pockets to make sure US laws don't happen. It's in their best interest and bottom line. California was able to put in a GDPR-like solution but it's watered down because of the pull from those types companies.

It's not clear how to fix this. Lobbying is how humble americans can talk to their representatives but humble americans can't pour tens of millions into lobbiests to make sure they get what they want. And tens of millions is a drop in the bucket when one is pulling in tens of Billions.
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Re: Get Ghostbusters and Blair Witch for Free
Oct 29, 2020, 18:33
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Re: Get Ghostbusters and Blair Witch for Free Oct 29, 2020, 18:33
Oct 29, 2020, 18:33
 
Cutter wrote on Oct 29, 2020, 18:01:
Pr()ZaC wrote on Oct 29, 2020, 17:28:
Cutter wrote on Oct 29, 2020, 16:45:
I always thought the line 'Bustin' makes me feel good' in the song was pretty suspect.

You mean suspicious?

No, you mean suspect.

Both of you are sus.
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Re: No Man's Sky Getting Free Upgrade
Oct 28, 2020, 19:00
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Re: No Man's Sky Getting Free Upgrade Oct 28, 2020, 19:00
Oct 28, 2020, 19:00
 
I've been pretty impressed with this developer. Lots of new free content and a continuous attempt to improve the game. I do wonder how their funding works though. I can't imagine it still sells bonkers despite the steady stream of new content.
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Re: All First-Party Xbox Games Will Come to PC
Oct 27, 2020, 22:17
3.
Re: All First-Party Xbox Games Will Come to PC Oct 27, 2020, 22:17
Oct 27, 2020, 22:17
 
IMHO, step in the right direction. I hope it continues.
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Re: My Time at Sandrock Announced
Oct 27, 2020, 00:07
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Re: My Time at Sandrock Announced Oct 27, 2020, 00:07
Oct 27, 2020, 00:07
 
I didn't back it. Didn't know it was KS actually. I did buy it, play it and enjoyed it. Not backing it. I'll wait for GoG because the KS is offering Steam keys.
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Re: Anno 1800 Land of Lions Released
Oct 23, 2020, 11:53
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Re: Anno 1800 Land of Lions Released Oct 23, 2020, 11:53
Oct 23, 2020, 11:53
 
I've really enjoyed this game. It's got the Civ "one more turn" effect without being turn based. Not a game I would've tried if not for the Epic store. Ended up buying the DLCs from Ubi's store.
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Re: New Windows 10 Game Bar Rolling Out
Oct 20, 2020, 16:39
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Re: New Windows 10 Game Bar Rolling Out Oct 20, 2020, 16:39
Oct 20, 2020, 16:39
 
I wouldn't mind if it had the clip behind video feature xbox has. That'd be nice to have if windows just did it for you.
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Re: Pandemic Train
Oct 15, 2020, 13:15
2.
Re: Pandemic Train Oct 15, 2020, 13:15
Oct 15, 2020, 13:15
 
I'm surprised this doesn't violate the Pandemic boardgame trademark.
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Re: Morning Metaverse
Oct 12, 2020, 16:36
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Re: Morning Metaverse Oct 12, 2020, 16:36
Oct 12, 2020, 16:36
 
MoreLuckThanSkill wrote on Oct 12, 2020, 15:43:
made from aborted fetal stem cells,

Shocked

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Re: Baldur's Gate 3 Hotfix Plans
Oct 7, 2020, 16:07
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Re: Baldur's Gate 3 Hotfix Plans Oct 7, 2020, 16:07
Oct 7, 2020, 16:07
 
GinRummy wrote on Oct 7, 2020, 14:51:
Larian: "We're probably gonna have a year of early access before release."
EA players: "So I can do most stuff now? And not have many bugs, right?"

I'm surprised that they are going so fast on a hotfix and not reiterating that this is very early access and patches come when you get them, in their own sweet time. Expectations and alpha gameplay rarely go together well.
It's probably work they would have to do anyway so it's not a waste of time at least but yes, not it's an alpha folks. It'll be buggy! I was actually expecting more problems than I experienced considering it was an alpha.
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Re: Baldur's Gate 3 Hotfix Plans
Oct 7, 2020, 13:06
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Re: Baldur's Gate 3 Hotfix Plans Oct 7, 2020, 13:06
Oct 7, 2020, 13:06
 
I put 7hrs or so last night. Ignoring bugs, weird animations, broken conversations and all the other stuff that'll be cleaned up between now and release...

I didn't actually enjoy it much. Dialogs were somewhere between good and interesting.

Combat, I did not really enjoy. I thought it was much less interesting than DoS:2 or BG2 even though it was a rather clever amalgamation of both. That's probably my biggest beef with it. My 2nd biggest beef was the graphics, in some ways, is much more detailed which makes it hard to see what you need to see. DoS:1/2 both had plainer backgrounds and it was easier to pick out things in the environment.

Neither of those sound like deal breakers... So, I'm not sure what didn't click with me but I didn't really enjoy it which makes me sad. I might even return it and wait for a discount which I never do.

Everyone else is gushing over it though! I'm happy about that! Good for the players and good for Larian! Just wish I was with them on that.
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Re: Baldur's Gate 3 Early Access Begins
Oct 6, 2020, 17:09
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Re: Baldur's Gate 3 Early Access Begins Oct 6, 2020, 17:09
Oct 6, 2020, 17:09
 
Darks wrote on Oct 6, 2020, 14:20:
Steams site is getting hammer right now. many out there trying to buy a coop. they had some issues earlier with the purchasing system. Kept failing giving errors. I was after about an hour able to get my copy.

Cant play it until I get home later. Should be really good. anyone buys a copy and wants to get some Coop going let me know.

GoG was smooth.
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Re: GOG GALAXY Store Adding Multi-Service Store
Oct 2, 2020, 01:48
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Re: GOG GALAXY Store Adding Multi-Service Store Oct 2, 2020, 01:48
Oct 2, 2020, 01:48
 
You can disable _all_ of the friends, sharing, achievements, everything in Galaxy and then it just becomes much like the launcher just bigger disk footprint. It's harder to manage individual patch revisions if you want to save all the individual patches but Galaxy does make it easy to go to any revision.

I don't mind this change as much. I think it's a good move. You can't compete against Steam without partners.

Having said that... What I really want in Galaxy is mod support/management. They should partner up with Nexus or someone.
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Re: FarmVille to Buy the Farm
Sep 28, 2020, 14:35
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Re: FarmVille to Buy the Farm Sep 28, 2020, 14:35
Sep 28, 2020, 14:35
 
Alamar wrote on Sep 28, 2020, 12:39:
Interesting they're calling out the end of Flash being the reason... Because the switch would be fairly trivial/cheap, relative to what they've raked in over the years... If they were still profitable.

Changing to html5 shouldn't be hard. I agree, it probably doesn't make enough money to justify it. To think, farmville helped build FB back in the day.
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Re: 5M Players on Spellbreak
Sep 24, 2020, 02:41
3.
Re: 5M Players on Spellbreak Sep 24, 2020, 02:41
Sep 24, 2020, 02:41
 
I really like it. Slower than Diabotical (i.e. not quake like) but far more complicated.
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