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Morten Johansen
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Re: Humble Trove Retiring macOS and Linux Support
Jan 15, 2022, 06:40
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Re: Humble Trove Retiring macOS and Linux Support Jan 15, 2022, 06:40
Jan 15, 2022, 06:40
 
Jivaro wrote on Jan 14, 2022, 23:41:
this was a poor "choice" Humble
If the latest Steam Hardware & Software Survey is to be believed, they've cut off less than 4% of gamers.

The cost to develop and maintain two additional client architectures to cater to that amount of potential customers is likely not "good business". And Humble under IGN is a business first and a way to donate to worthy causes second, this is a DRM measure through and through. If it wasn't, they'd still just use the same browser based login they have used for several years.

Anyone that goes "but they could just use a cross-platform framework and use the same client for all of them" has clearly not tried actually doing that with any form of stability required. Anything cross-platform that has to work needs more effort than "use cross-platform library/framework". And the Linux crowd would almost certainly not agree to install some third party DRM scheme (beyond Steam) just for access to games.
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Re: PC God of War Released
Jan 15, 2022, 03:40
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Re: PC God of War Released Jan 15, 2022, 03:40
Jan 15, 2022, 03:40
 
OpticNerve wrote on Jan 15, 2022, 01:51:
It's not just a game that's a mindless killathon but it actually has a lot of heart and soul within it's characters and storyline which is why this iteration of the series is so beloved, praised and has so many awards.
It's also why it's sometimes referred to as Dad of Boy.
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Re: Activision Sues COD Cheat Company
Jan 6, 2022, 09:52
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Re: Activision Sues COD Cheat Company Jan 6, 2022, 09:52
Jan 6, 2022, 09:52
 
Jonjonz wrote on Jan 6, 2022, 06:41:
This needs to get thrown out unless Acti-bastards can show significant financial loss due to the cheating which is highly doubtful.

Please show me a law in any country that outlaws cheating in privately organized games. Since when does government at any level have any concern about how people play games published by fat corporations, other than ones where gambling involving real money is concerned?
They don't need a specific law banning cheating in games, they can simply point to a breach of contract. When you make an account for (almost) any online multiplayer game, you have to accept the Terms of Service (along with the EULA for installing the game in the first place). The ToS is considered a legal contract and every ToS I've seen for an online game has strictly prohibited any form of cheating.
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Re: Star Citizen $40K Bundle
Jan 5, 2022, 12:39
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Re: Star Citizen $40K Bundle Jan 5, 2022, 12:39
Jan 5, 2022, 12:39
 
Steele Johnson wrote on Jan 5, 2022, 12:05:
I'll just wait until EGS gives away the bundle for free
That'll still be too expensive for my taste.
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Re: Activision Sues COD Cheat Company
Jan 5, 2022, 12:37
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Re: Activision Sues COD Cheat Company Jan 5, 2022, 12:37
Jan 5, 2022, 12:37
 
phinn wrote on Jan 5, 2022, 11:40:
I’m actually fine with this. Anything to put pressure on these low life cheaters which is ruining online gaming.
I don't have any issues with cheats for a singleplayer game, but my patience for cheating runs out once it starts impacting other players in the game you're playing.

ActiBlizz is not the first major company going after cheat developers for multiplayer games, and from my recollection previous efforts have worked out reasonably well for the companies. I expect some sort of monetary award in the range of whatever the cheat devs earned from sales of their cheats (and possibly from ads on their site) and some sort of punitive award along with an injunction against making further cheats. There almost certainly won't be any jail time involved unless some of the cheat devs have (suspended) convictions for something else or are already under an injunction against making cheats.
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Re: Gatherings & Competitions
Jan 3, 2022, 03:53
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Re: Gatherings & Competitions Jan 3, 2022, 03:53
Jan 3, 2022, 03:53
 
Beamer wrote on Jan 2, 2022, 15:40:
First, who ever titles something like that, second, who has ever made an objective list of best games of all time, other than a handful of grumpy old men here?
So you just want to be an old grumpy man yelling at the old grumpy men yelling at clouds.
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Re: Gatherings & Competitions
Jan 2, 2022, 14:11
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Re: Gatherings & Competitions Jan 2, 2022, 14:11
Jan 2, 2022, 14:11
 
Beamer wrote on Jan 2, 2022, 12:22:
IGN knows it's their opinion:
Titles of articles and listicles are important, the vast majority of people will look at the title of a listicle and consider that to be what the listicle is supposed to be. IGN knows this, which is why they didn't call it "Our Top 100 Video Games of All Time". They want it to appear as if it's some sort of (semi-)objective answer based on more substantial data than the collaborative opinions of their staff members, and if anyone stopped a second or two to think about it they'd understand that.

On the other hand, taking a couple of seconds to think about an article before agreeing and/or raging isn't common. In part because media is being consumed at a much faster pace than ever before, and it seems like people spend much less time digesting information from a piece of media before moving on to either reacting or looking at the next piece of media.
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Re: Gatherings & Competitions
Jan 2, 2022, 10:35
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Re: Gatherings & Competitions Jan 2, 2022, 10:35
Jan 2, 2022, 10:35
 
Beamer wrote on Jan 2, 2022, 09:08:
I hate when opinions are different than mine! Mine are objectively right!
There's a difference between voicing an opinion and presenting an opinion as something closer to a statement of fact. On the other hand, IGN is not known for their high integrity.
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Re: Happy Birthday Diablo
Jan 1, 2022, 05:29
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Re: Happy Birthday Diablo Jan 1, 2022, 05:29
Jan 1, 2022, 05:29
 
Osc8r wrote on Dec 31, 2021, 19:04:
Where's my time machine... who knew how good we had it back in the 90's.

Diablo, Quake, Asheron's call, Warcraft 2, Baldurs Gate.... then pop into my mates house for some Mario Bros.

Oh yeah, and no covid.
Also no Google, Android, iPhone, Youtube, legal movie streaming service, good Marvel movies beyond Blade 1, non-Remastered Warcraft 3, Civilization 3+, LEGO Star Wars, Bayonetta, 2B or big vampy mommy.

Nostalgia is nice and all, but the past was not all that great and belongs in your memory only.
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Re: Get Tomb Raider Trilogy for Free
Dec 31, 2021, 09:01
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Re: Get Tomb Raider Trilogy for Free Dec 31, 2021, 09:01
Dec 31, 2021, 09:01
 
Bumpy wrote on Dec 31, 2021, 08:18:
I'm appreciating the free games.

What I DON'T appreciate is many of their single player games can't truly be played Offline.

EGS does not have a true Offline mode; Steam and, of course, GoG does.
You can frequently just boot up the game from the executable without the launcher running. The launcher is only required if the dev/publisher decided to require it for some reason.
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Re: Get Salt and Sanctuary for Free
Dec 30, 2021, 12:14
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Re: Get Salt and Sanctuary for Free Dec 30, 2021, 12:14
Dec 30, 2021, 12:14
 
RedEye9 wrote on Dec 30, 2021, 12:09:
roguebanshee wrote on Dec 30, 2021, 12:04:
Mr. Tact wrote on Dec 30, 2021, 11:29:
Hmm, can't get the launcher to launch...
They are aware of traffic issues

https://twitter.com/EpicGames/status/1476594415665922049
Also freebies can be snagged with a browser.

,.,., ,
Also those Twitter comments from the entitled incels banging away on their keyboards complaining that they can't get their free games immediately when they want are priceless.
As for launching a game. Many of them can be opened directly from the executable.
The real issue is installing the newly acquired freebies.

Additionally, the Tomb Raider games are freebies until the 6th, so no need to rush to get them.
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Re: Get Salt and Sanctuary for Free
Dec 30, 2021, 12:04
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Re: Get Salt and Sanctuary for Free Dec 30, 2021, 12:04
Dec 30, 2021, 12:04
 
Mr. Tact wrote on Dec 30, 2021, 11:29:
Hmm, can't get the launcher to launch...
They are aware of traffic issues

https://twitter.com/EpicGames/status/1476594415665922049
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Re: Prey for a Christmas Gift
Dec 26, 2021, 11:13
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Re: Prey for a Christmas Gift Dec 26, 2021, 11:13
Dec 26, 2021, 11:13
 
RedEye9 wrote on Dec 26, 2021, 11:05:
Control is todays Freebie.
Snag it while it's hot.
It's a repeat from last year or so.
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Re: Prey for a Christmas Gift
Dec 25, 2021, 12:57
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Re: Prey for a Christmas Gift Dec 25, 2021, 12:57
Dec 25, 2021, 12:57
 
The Flying Penguin wrote on Dec 25, 2021, 12:13:
BTW it's on sale for $7.50 (75% off) on Steam until Jan 5th, if you prefer that platform, or you miss this deal.

I would not recommend wasting your money on the Prey Mooncrash DLC, though. It's pretty much a joke. They should just give that away for free.
From what I can tell of the giveaway, Mooncrash seems to be included. It's mentioned in the description but there's no DLC for it.
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Re: Call of Duty Cheaters Hit by RICOCHET
Dec 23, 2021, 07:20
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Re: Call of Duty Cheaters Hit by RICOCHET Dec 23, 2021, 07:20
Dec 23, 2021, 07:20
 
Kxmode wrote on Dec 23, 2021, 00:03:
I don't know what the point of cheating is.
Some people feel they deserve to win, no matter what they need to do to win.
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Re: Gatherings & Competitions
Dec 19, 2021, 08:43
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Re: Gatherings & Competitions Dec 19, 2021, 08:43
Dec 19, 2021, 08:43
 
Burrito of Peace wrote on Dec 18, 2021, 14:15:
How about they celebrate by releasing the fucking games?
I think making something decent would be a good first step before releasing anything.
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Re: STALKER 2 NFTs Nuked
Dec 17, 2021, 10:28
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Re: STALKER 2 NFTs Nuked Dec 17, 2021, 10:28
Dec 17, 2021, 10:28
 
loomy wrote on Dec 16, 2021, 20:20:
The inevitable crypto crash when people realize that crypto is useless and worthless could cause the next recession lol
Cryptocurrency has become so embedded in how criminals do transactions online that making it illegal to own or mine cryptocurrency in every single nation on Earth would likely have little impact on the value of the various large currencies. Companies getting hit by ransomware would still be asked to pay out in bitcoin, etherium or whatever other cryptocurrency the criminals are interested in.
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Re: Legacy Virtual Sales Soar
Dec 15, 2021, 09:39
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Re: Legacy Virtual Sales Soar Dec 15, 2021, 09:39
Dec 15, 2021, 09:39
 
Tomas wrote on Dec 14, 2021, 21:39:
Honestly though, what is wrong with people?
I expect it to mostly be a combination of cryptobros, people hoping for a quick buck by flipping what they bought and some plots being bought by the studio itself (to make it seem attractive to buy into this scam).
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Re: Activision Blizzard Discourages Unionization
Dec 13, 2021, 07:49
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Re: Activision Blizzard Discourages Unionization Dec 13, 2021, 07:49
Dec 13, 2021, 07:49
 
Razumen wrote on Dec 13, 2021, 00:50:
Beamer wrote on Dec 12, 2021, 08:21:
without understanding that our economy is heavily loaded with it.

But according to this thread there is only predatory capitalism in America, now it's suddenly loaded with socialism as well? How...convenient.
Things like donation drives and GoFundMe are squarely inside the socialism box. From what little I've seen of US social media, GoFundMe is used a lot by the lower/middle class to cover unexpected expenses (frequently medical in nature).

Not being mandated by the government doesn't mean it isn't socialist.
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Re: Peter Molyneux's Legacy Pivots to Blockchain
Dec 12, 2021, 12:52
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Re: Peter Molyneux's Legacy Pivots to Blockchain Dec 12, 2021, 12:52
Dec 12, 2021, 12:52
 
We can only hope that Molyneux's involvement will help kill the Blockchain-game fad.
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