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  • Upcoming GDPR regulations and impact to gaming

    Torval said:

    Not everyone abuses customer data and this won't stop other from abusing it. The EU has no regulatory authority outside its border unless it has some sort of trade agreement including the GDPR. American and Asian companies don't need to do anything different if they don't have an EU presence. Data isn't being protected at all.
    Ohhh, but you are soo wrong.

    All the major players, also US ones like Google, Microsoft, Facebook have presence in to he EU and they have done A LOT of work to be GDPR compliant.

    The GDPR is a good thing. Companies should protect Personal Identifiable Information. Companies should be open about what they use said information for, and you the consumer should have clear rights. Remember this includes the right to allow companies to use your data. But it also gives you the right to get to know what they have registered on you.

    Now where this could become unpleasant for some companies, especially some F2P games is when they have to admit not only what info they are registering about you, but also what they use it for.

    "We register you purchase behavior to enable us to predict future behavior as to better optimize our earnings from you."

    Mind you that GDPR does not make that type of registration illegal, it just says you have to inform the customer about it, and that you have to protect the information, your have to be able to document the full extent of what is registered if the customer so desires, and you have to be able to delete it if the customer wishes to be deleted from your system entirely.

    This is actually very reasonable. Actually all non EU citizens should be looking sternly at their own politicians and request them to protect them equally.

    Lucky for many non-EU citizens many of the large players have decided to extend the rights of their EU users to all non EU users as well, as that is simply good karma.
  • Warhammer: Vermintide 2 Review - A Sequel Done Right! - Not So MMO - MMORPG.com

    This game is a show case of how in games, less is more. Do not try to be everything to everyone, chose your angle and do that really well.

    I have not had this much fun running around and killing baddies since Dying Light.
  • Nvidia asks retailers to limit GFX sales per person

    Hulluck said:
    My question would be what's going on in with crypto currencies to influence this. cant blame people who think they might see an opportunity and taking a risk if that's. All this is news to me. First post I saw on this. Seems like somethign to waste a bit of time on reading about. 
    The problem right now is that Bitcoins are worth a lot more than they actually cost to create*, if you have a large enough setup to weigh out the randomness. 

    * The "cost" of a Bit coin is the equal to the power consumption plus hardware write off. And for the large scale miners that cost is a lot lower than what stupid people are prepared to pay for them. See Bitcoins is not really a currency, it is a raw material, and that in the end will doom it a s a currency. There is a reason we do not pay with gold silver or some other rare material. Bitcoins is really people repeating ancient mistakes all over again.
  • Nearly $35M Raised in 2017 Alone. Funding Now Eclipses $175M - Star Citizen - MMORPG.com

     but SC has 175,000,000 $$ does this feel like there milking it a bit ?
    The is no "a bit" about it.

    Thing is that it seems that CR keeps setting the ambitions above what they currently have money for. Give him more, and the ambitions raise.

    So as long as he gets cash he will keep on expanding the scope. An you know what? The founders love that. They see how they are getting more and more.

    Personally though, I think the thing that should worry them is: If CR is that bad at estimating progress, how can you trust that his vision can actually fit within what has been raised? The usual answer is that that is no problem, he will surely raise more money. Yeah. Sure he will. And that money will lead to CR expanding the scope. It is a spiral slowly sending the project to it's doom, with everybody on board smiling.
  • Crytek Filing Lawsuit Against CIG

    Perfect timing by CryTech. Waited long enough to maximize sales and then strikes while there is still money to get.

    Have to give them credit: Striking for optimal damage/profit ratio.

    Someone must really have pissed them off...