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  • PUBG and Fortnite – The Drama Continues - General Columns

    Am I understanding correctly that they're attempting to lay exclusive claim to the Battle Royale game mode?

    If so, someone needs to give the team behind PUBG a swift kick in the ass.
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  • Loot Boxes Are Never a Good Thing a Column at

    This is eerily similar to my feelings on the topic as a whole. 

    It is a direct and conscious attempt to prey on a common human impulse.  Research has shown gambling rewires neural circuits in much the same way that drugs do.  This is not lost on developers/publishers.

    As Torval mentioned in another thread, the power of RNG and that "roll of the dice" is nothing new to the RPG genre..  It's the direct and deliberate "taxing" on that roll of the dice that makes this so disgusting for so many.  You've taken the holy foundational grail of the classic RPGs, starting from the most basic of tabletops, and perverted the mechanic to fleece your customers for more cash.  Not cool, guys.
  • Credible Sources Saying MHO Closing Friday, Not December 31st After All - Marvel Heroes Omega - MMOR

    Forgrimm said:

    I know a lot of people are upset and wanting refunds for their purchases in @MarvelHeroes, but please keep in mind the developers were not paid out PTO, severance, and our medical insurance is ending in 8 days.

    — Andrew Hair (@andrewhair) November 22, 2017

    Some people want refunds for the xp boosts they bought and used and I’m trying to figure out how I’m going to pay for insulin. Just some perspective.

    — Andrew Hair (@andrewhair) November 22, 2017
    Unless they're harassing him about it...  His posts are really kind of unnecessary.  Feel for the guy, but his predicament has nothing to do with folks requesting refunds.  He should look to Disney or his management for that....
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  • Was all ready to pledge after the stream, then I looked at the pledge page...

    OP, it took less than the first generation of crowdfunded products actually being released for crowdfunding to go from "gamer-friendly alternative" to "a better way to fleece customers for cash."  As others have mentioned, just wait til the game is in a state that you want to play right now, then drop whatever cash you think it is worth for a pledge package (or just buy a copy, if you wait to release).

    Crowdfunding was gamer-friendly for a New York minute.  It has since become awfully perverted in its purpose, until gamers are paying exponentially more for an unfinished product than they would've ever imagined paying for a finished one.  My advice in general at this point in the game (game meaning the crowdfunding "game" in general) is to avoid pledging like it's the plague.
  • New Ship - Introductory Price of $850

    Orinori said:
    Kefo said:
    MaxBacon said:
    Kefo said:
    Except big publishers get shit on as well so it's not double standards. Big publishers tend to actually realease games first though and then push the crappy revenue models. CIG being true to form is doing it backwards again and pushing the revenue model before the game.
    Your argument is pretty ridiculous. Obviously, for any crowdfunded project the revenue model has to come first; because is from that revenue model that development is made possible in the first place. --'

    Not for profit, yet to maintain operations. But evil CIG I guess, this dead horse has been beaten for years and years and years, not beaten enough I see.
    It's ridiculous because it's crowdfunded? I see plenty of crowdfunded games out there, past and present, who made due with what they raised and then built upon the game they released to the public with sales they earned. Not this selling pictures of ships for hundreds to thousands of dollars and constantly begging for more.
    So crowdfunding should be limited because you don't like it when backers want to pledge for what is on offer? Now being as most people only spent a small amount of money on SC (from $20 - 60 ish). What is it you are suggesting? That a company should only be able to raise funds before they start work? what is it that you want exactly? please help
    Or maybe, go the route Elite is traveling and build the base game that was originally advertised, using the continued crowdfunding revenue to build upon that.

    That would entice me much more to give them money.  It's why Elite has my cash, but CIG hasn't received a dime from me, actually.
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  • Dual Universe - Checking in with Novaquark’s Ambitious Space Sandbox -

    SBFord said:
    Being this is a featured article by our staff, it IS on the front page in the top box AND as the highlighted article of the day in the image scroller. ;) @Raxeon
    Which you were paid to do this, right? *wink*wink*
    Don't half-ass it! 

    Suzie and the gang actually fake all these crowdfunded MMORPGs to create news stories to generate clicks.  Chris Roberts died 7 years ago, Mark Jacobs works at your local TJ Maxx, and all the screenshots and hype videos shared around here are painstakingly hand-crafted by Bill and Tim Eisen for the "news" articles on the site.
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  • The Division - Michael Bitton - Patch 1.8 is the Best The Division’s Ever Been -

    Alverant said:

    Alverant said:

    Are you still government agents killing US citizens without trial or just cause who are trying to survive?

    Not interested.

    That's really not accurate. You're shooting heavily armed criminals and malcontents who are trying to profit off the misery around them, killing and looting for fun, and / or attempting to spread even more chaos to keep the city crippled.

    Really because last time I checked you knew who the "criminals" and "malcontents" were by their clothing alone (like wearing a hoodie) and you even had to shoot unarmed people who weren't doing anything wrong in one mission.
    Is this for real?  Dude, it's a video game.  It creates an environment to explain why the folks you're fighting deserve to be fought, which requires a certain suspension of disbelief, just like pretty much every video game, movie, or TV show ever.
  • MXM Shutting Down - 'It Came Down to a Matter of Business'

    Only fanfare I remember about this game was how they were adding Statesman and many CoH fans all collectively went "<sigh>".
  • Your gaming experience your responsibility?

    SEANMCAD said:
    Shaigh said:
    SEANMCAD said:
    Shaigh said:
    Its up to game developers to create games people want to play, if they fail at their task they will be out of business quickly. 
    so others are mostly responsible for your fun.

    When you come into the office and say you had an unfun weekend, you dont see it as remotely your fault?

    interesting, I tend to think just the opposite
    You clearly didn't understand what I wrote. Given that someone else understood it I think the problem lies with you.
    I think you have it backwards, you dont understand what I am asking.

    YOU are responsible for your choices in your free time, you are responsible for your fun.

    you disagree with that?
    Sean, you really need to cool down with this shit, dude.

    Quit trying to dictate to everyone the conversation they're having with you on the forum.  Either take his post for its obvious meaning, or don't reply to it.  This shit you're doing trying to bait people into an argument you've set up for yourself to win, regardless of the original intent of the post you quote, is dumb.  It's a fucking troll move, dude.
  • The Division - Michael Bitton - Patch 1.8 is the Best The Division’s Ever Been -

    Torval said:
    I'm so annoyed with myself for not picking this up on the 70% off sale. I was going to grab it and the DLC but I'm at least a month out before I can play it and that breaks my rule of "don't buy anything you won't play in the next 30 days".
    That rule would save me so much money.