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  • Breath of the Wild shows Nintendo is learning from PC games

  • Ajent 16/03/2017

    @JoelStinty what a f***in' awesome Bokoblin/ Octo-ballon idea. I'm trying that as soon as I get a free moment to whip the Switch out of my bag ...

    ... that's why I love this game ! Crazy ideas like this seem completely possible.
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  • Zelda: Breath of the Wild speedrunner finds surprising new way to travel

  • Ajent 09/03/2017

    @djkav I see someone else already beat me to it, but yeah you can transfer energy via hitting it with a weapon.

    That's what the arrow indicates. It grows and changes colour when you hit it more times/ harder, having transferred energy from the weapon hits to the object frozen in time.

    Just try it in game to see. Hit it once with a sword and then try again and hit it multiple times with a heavy hammer or something to see the difference.

    If it was just changing the kinetic energy to potential energy and then redirecting it with a weapon before changing back to kinetic, then what does the arrow and colour signify? Plus, I'm pretty sure the game explains about 'transferring' energy when you get the power.
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  • Nintendo Switch off to solid sales start in UK

  • Ajent 06/03/2017

    @dylillama I am in the exact same boat. The immediateness (is that a word?) of the system is genuinely really useful. And Zelda... it's the first game in a long time that I've played where I'm hankering for another session whilst at work/ with kids/ cooking dinner/ being a grown up! Reply +6
  • Nintendo Switch eShop games and prices revealed

  • Ajent 02/03/2017

    I wouldn't say that Bomberman at £50 is a surprise. We've known that for ages (or at least, anyone who has looked at pre-ordering).

    Sure, it shouldn't cost that much. But it's not a surprise at this point.
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  • The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth+ will no longer be a Switch launch title

  • Ajent 22/02/2017

    Having previously had very little interest in this game, for some reason I now find it intriguing. Isn't nostalgia strange?

    :)
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  • Snake Pass release date set for March on all platforms, including Switch

  • Ajent 16/02/2017

    Wow, I was actually quite impressed with that trailer. This looks pretty decent. Reply 0
  • Nintendo Switch Street Fighter 2 first-person mode looks janky

  • Ajent 16/02/2017

    @S3M holy crap, what an awesome idea. So simple. It's just like the Puyo Puyo Tetris mechanic. Would've been brilliant. Reply -1
  • Zelda: Breath of the Wild hard mode, Cave of Trials part of £17.99 season pass

  • Ajent 15/02/2017

    @vert1go Dude, really, I even pointed it out to you.

    My point was that you isolated a single word in my comment and then IGNORED the rest of it and then called me ignorant.

    THAT's ironic.

    If you take my whole previous reply and read it in full, in context, then it's clear that I was suggesting that if you DIDN'T know about the DLC it would unlikely detract from the main game, you wouldn't get to the end of the game and feel like something is missing.

    Jeez, the fact I have to spell it out to you only further emphasises the second point I made about your ironic 'ignorance' reply.
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  • Ajent 14/02/2017

    @vert1go I bet you don't even see the irony in your own reply, lol. Never mind, you've kind of proven my point. Reply +1
  • Ajent 14/02/2017

    @vert1go dude, complain about the hypocrisy of the comments section (Nintendo season passes are fine... because, well... Nintendo), fine, that's something I'd understand.

    But your complaints of this whole 'incomplete game' garbage is just rubbish. If you feel BotW is incomplete after you've played the game (suspending your knowledge of the DLC), if you play it and come to think 'hmmmm... that didn't quite make sense', then fair enough. Same goes for any game really.

    What you're describing is 'FOMO' - fear of missing out. Which is entirely a problem of your own making.
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  • Nintendo just detailed Switch's smartphone app a little more

  • Ajent 13/02/2017

    @3en even before the PS4 'event' function came along, you could still schedule gaming sessions. It's just that it would be done like you do in real life - by talking. Or in the PS4 / Xbone case, you'd just send your friends a message on either the system or via their respective apps that also allow messaging.

    I don't get why a third step is seen as a bonus. It's the opposite to streamlined.
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  • This iPhone and iPad controller looks a lot like a Switch

  • Ajent 31/01/2017

    @Daemoroth Agreed. Now thing wrong with debate, but we're clearly both happy in our stance. Which is fine. It'd be boring if it was any different.

    Have a nice day.
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  • Ajent 30/01/2017

    @Daemoroth ... nah, your still making assumptions. 'If it was optional, he would have said so" is an assumption. That's just a fact. Unless you can provide evidence of Nintendo categorically stating that the app is the only way to set up matches and chats?

    The original comment that I replied to stated that GameVice was cheaper and more powerful than a Switch (the 'more powerful' indicating that the OP was including the iDevice in the comparison). I replied, asking how a GameVice plus an iDevice is cheaper than a Switch. Because it isn't. If the OP was meaning to just compare the GameVice, then they are still wrong since the GameVice isn't more powerful, since it is just the controller.

    The basis of your argument seems to hinge on the implied pre-existing ownership of an iDevice, which for the sake of debate means your trying load the argument in your favour whilst blindly discounting all the other factors. It's like trying to prove a theory without using base samples for validation. It just isn't credible.
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  • Ajent 30/01/2017

    @Daemoroth You're making some huge assumptions there. Nintendo haven't said that the Switch CAN'T voicechat/matchmake without a phone, just that it can be done with a phone.

    Plus, there's plenty a Switch can do that an iDevice can't, so following the logic of your argument in any comparison you'd have to include the cost of an iDevice and a Switch for the sake of completeness- ergo, the math is still good since you'd still need a GameVice for the iDevice making it £80 more expensive for iDevice gaming.
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  • Ajent 25/01/2017

    @Daemoroth ermmm... nothing wrong with the math. I replied to a comment that stated the GameVice was cheaper and more powerful than a Switch.

    The GameVice is just a controller, and compared to the Joy-Con (also just a controller), they're the same price. Nothing wrong with the math there.

    Making a full comparison of Switch + Joy-Con (£279.99) to the GameVice plus iPad Mini (£458.99), means that it is definetley not cheaper. The comment I replied to said the iDevice would be more powerful, but I'm not sure if an iPad mini is. It certainly has no games like Breath of the Wild on it (on a depth, scale and function).

    Still, regardless of that debate, there's nothing wrong with my math.
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  • Ajent 24/01/2017

    @ihnm_aims I'm all for challenging the fanboys, but how on earth is an iDevice plus one of these controllers cheaper than £280?

    The two controllers compared side by side are the same price. And whilst 'power' is a bit of a weird descriptor for a controller, these GameVice controller actually have less power/tech than the Joy-Con.
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  • Ajent 24/01/2017

    Eh? These have been out for ages (I was looking at buying one last May for my birthday). And there isn't 'older' versions of them as far as I am aware. They're also nothing like the Joy-Con. These devices are one single unit that acts like a vice (hence the name), not two separate controllers.

    It might look like a switch when assembled together, but following that same logic you could say the same of the Vita.

    It's just a bit of a pointless and infactual article.
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  • Zelda: Breath of the Wild's Switch and Wii U differences outlined

  • Ajent 18/01/2017

    @NullDev But... but... it's supposed to be more expensive in the UK. I mean, EG blamed Brexit and everything... ;P Reply +1
  • The amazing story of how Lionhead silenced a troll who threatened the studio

  • Ajent 15/12/2016

    @Apostate ... a person commits a crime, you think the Police investigating said crime is a waste of their time. I'd say that my 'grasp' of the situation is pretty sound. It's still bizarre that you think the Police are wasting their time investigating crime, or that the commission of crimes isn't something that they would find important. What exactly is your understanding of the role of a Police constabulary?

    Don't get me wrong, Lionhead's actions definitely saved time and money, I'm just playing devils advocate. If this matter had been dealt with by the Police then there would be significantly less moral and legal ambiguity.
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  • Ajent 15/12/2016

    @Apostate I find it bizarre that you find Police investigating crime to be a waste of their time... Reply -4
  • Super Mario Run sees Nintendo's mascot leap confidently onto iPhone

  • Ajent 08/12/2016

    @SHPanda if you and your wife use IAP's for the same app but different phones, then the app will be registered to the same account.

    The OP was correct. If "Family Sharing" an app then IAP'a won't transfer across and need to be paid for by each individual account holder for that app.
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  • The bizarre drink driving Dead Rising 4 tweet

  • Ajent 05/12/2016

    I find this article weird... What is EG trying to do, or what is the message they are trying to convey? Discourage these sort of ads/ campaigns? Why would Eg want that??? Maybe EG is trying to influence a better choice of game? Which, just... I dunno, is ironic (given the tone of the article)? Reply -5
  • There's more to Destiny's December Dawning update than just Sparrow racing

  • Ajent 05/12/2016

    @philreeduk "quality of life" is not gaming lingo. It is a commonly used term ustally used to describe a change that has been made to make things more streamlined, i.e. predictive text was a major quality of life change for texting. Reply +2
  • Mass Effect 2 and 3 now available on Xbox One backwards compatibility

  • Ajent 08/11/2016

    @AkumaG I don't know if I'm just lucky or if the store glitches out for me or something, but I logged on last night to see how much they were (at this point I was assuming they'd be available to buy and download) and the store listing shows them as unavailable.

    However, under the box art image was an 'install' button. I clicked the button (on both games) and they downloaded straight to my Xbox. I started up ME2 and it worked fine.

    I don't have an Access sub, so it isn't that. I don't even have a Gold sub at the moment, since I still need to renew it.

    I appear to have obtained both games for free !
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  • Here's everything in Watch Dogs 2's £29.99 season pass

  • Ajent 03/11/2016

    @SonicUk Y'see, that's my point. What you described as being shafted, I'd describe as being serviced. Just because you don't like something, doesn't mean that I won't. Just because you think that it is a problem that needs to go away, I might view as a positive way to keep the games I love playing lasting a bit longer.

    It's just a difference of opinion. You've said that people need to vote with their wallets. Haven't they already?

    @mega-gazz said that people buy DLC/ season passes for all sorts of reasons (fear of missing out, supporting devs, friends and marketing influence). I think he was trying to suggest that this doesn't mean they like DLC. But all of those reasons still mean that DLC is something they want. If you don't want to miss out and buy it, that's because you want it. If your friends have it and you WANT to play with them, you buy it. The friends that have already bought it clearly wanted it in the first place. The fact that DLC and season passes still exist and seem to be thriving is evidence that people are voting with their wallets. They just disagree with you and those who share you opinion.

    And don't worry, I wasn't offended. I hope you aren't offended by anything I say. This is clearly a debateable issue. And let's face it, I'm the one who posted a comment on a thread that's clearly contradictory to popular (on EG) opinion.
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  • Ajent 03/11/2016

    @mega-gazz Fair enough, I am assuming that my opinion is the majority one, but it's based on a sound theory, itself based on a suggestion that is put forward by the majority of people who disagree with me on this subject - 'vote with your wallet'. If this is the case then surely DLC has a market, since those who ARE voting with their wallets are saying 'we like this'?

    Most of the DLC I have bought is clearly additional content - I'd agree that stuff like additional costumes and skins sold for £20 is clearly 'milking it' since the dev time and end use of such content is more limited than the use or development time for additional or supplementary story DLC (like in Assassins Creed or the Batman games). I don't see how that type of content would fit in the base game, ie. be cut for resale as DLC, since they usually feature characters not in the original campaign story therefore their placement would not make sense. And I certainly don't see how the option of being able to expand such a game makes the base game worse. Following that same logic route, would sequels also be viewed as detrimental to the original games appeal/ value, since sequels are generally 'more of the same', albeit they usually have an additional mechanic or two?

    The DLC/ season pass specifically discussed here seems to offer a bit of both types of DLC. Flashy, insignificant fun items like the garish skins etc. , but it is also selling additional story missions with characters and plots not directly linked to the main story. They're clearly supplemental. Optional. Luxury bonuses to be paid for.
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  • Ajent 03/11/2016

    @SonicUk Look, I accept that my opinion won't be the popular one around here, but your reply is a little bit reductive, ignorant and assuming.

    My difference of opinion does not mean that I am not affected. I'd still have to buy the DLC if I wanted it and the announcement of the DLC still effects my awareness of the product.

    As for your suggestion that if I don't say anything I would be condoning such a practice; that's a bit inaccurate. My buying the season pass would condone it. If I was indifferent and said nothing it would not affect the release or pricing one bit. Only sales affect the development, pricing and publication of such content.

    As for people who do buy the season pass making it worse for everyone else; How? Going back to my earlier football comparisson, how's does my lack of interest in the recent release of FIFA and my lack of support (by not buying it), make it worse for anyone else? Everyone still gets the game or DLC that they want/ bought. If I buy BF1, but I don't get the season pass, and then you do buy the season pass, how have you made my game worse? Looking at BF4, it meant that the game was played for a longer period, supported by devs with patches, and although I lacked certain games modes and maps the base experience I paid for actually improved because of the prolonged period that the game was supported.

    I know my opinion is unpopular and I don't expect anyone in this thread will agree with me, but my opinion is clearly the actual IRL majority opinion (I like the option of DLC, and I will buy it if it is for a game I enjoy and it's done well). This is evident by the fact that a lot of people buy DLC and season passes.
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  • Ajent 03/11/2016

    I always find it bizarre that soooo many people feel justified to complain about something that they don't want... just don't buy it or read about it if DLC is not something you're interested in.

    I don't watch football or buy tickets because I'm not interested in it. I certainly don't read articles and then complain about how I don't think it's worth it.
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  • EA blocked Origin for everyone in Myanmar

  • Ajent 31/10/2016

    @Maleta It'd probably take too long and it would probably be too confusing to explain who Adam Orth is. If you Google him you'll probably find some articles about comments he made when he was working for Microsoft. He made some very anti-consumer comments that bordered on comical. He's relevant because he is an example of previous anti-consumer opinions within the gaming community.

    Edit: Turns out, not that long or complicated. DreadedWalrus pretty much nailed it.
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  • Why Destiny's paid-for paper Halloween masks have become a sticking point

  • Ajent 28/10/2016

    @AkumaG for a teenager to find something appealing, buy it an use it is very different to something being specifically marketed toward them.

    For example, 90% of the people I play with using DLFG are of adult age, that is to say 18+. I see nothing in Destiny or it's marketing that is designed to specifically draw in the under 18's.

    Thus while argument seems very silly now since we actual agree on the core argument that this new 'content' is wrong.
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  • Ajent 28/10/2016

    @AkumaG to be clear, I agree with your point, I was just stating that you didn't make it very well initially. Destiny is not a kids game. Mario, Pokémon, YoKai Watch are kids games marketed at kids, evident with the merchandising in the toy stores that goes alongside them.

    Destiny has no such merchandise. The Destiny merch consists of clothing, pin badges and a single plushy. It just isn't a kids game. But I guess we can just disagree on that.

    The point I was trying to make is that an argument is better made if based on the strengths of the argument, not by injecting a false accusation. Like I say, I agree that the 'Treasures of the Lost' are crap. There's actually less to do this year compared to last. It's weird. Unless you pay. But I cannot see how it is specifically targeted at kids.
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  • Ajent 28/10/2016

    @AkumaG Nah... I see your point, I just don't think a lack of 'mature' content means it is 'made' to appeal to children. Young people, sure, but children... nah. Reply -1
  • Ajent 27/10/2016

    @AkumaG I don't think Destiny is marketed towards children. If you're going to make a point at least have it make sense. Reply +1
  • Bethesda's anti-consumer review policy comes as no surprise

  • Ajent 26/10/2016

    I don't really agree with the article. To full on boycott pre-orders on EVERY game is foolish. Well, foolish if you are a well informed video game hobbyist.

    I have been playing video games for most of my life. To suggest that I should withhold my excitement of buying a game on day one, just so I can hear what YOU think about it is condescending and narcissistic.

    I understand the desire for reviews. I personally wnjoy reading them. But I NEVER base a decision solely on another persons opinion.

    I'm sorry, but to me at least this really does sound like EG throwing a tantrum. If gamers want to form an opinion about Dishonoured 2 there are plenty of gameplay waljthrough videos, early access YouTube videos and an entire prequel to experience in order to form a well informed opinion about this specific game. As for the likes of Gears of War and Battlefield? Again, 'gamers' SHOULD know what to expect with these games. They are long running franchises with plenty of pre-release material released. Why should people show 'restraint' and temper their excitement for a game that they want just because EG want to review it first?
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  • GAME charges people to try PlayStation VR in its shops

  • Ajent 25/10/2016

    @redcrayon I initially thought GAME were stupid for doing this too, but I think @varkdm has a point (GAME have just gone about advertising it in the wrong way).

    Standard demo pods don't need dedicated staff. VR is different and there are a lot more components to it - components that I imagine would be difficult to tether down to a kiosk like you can with a dualshock 4 on a PS4 pod.
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  • Nintendo to unveil NX this afternoon

  • Ajent 20/10/2016

    @seasidebaz haha ! That would be the most epic troll ever ! Reply 0
  • Destiny bug denies top streamers Hard Mode raid world first

  • Ajent 19/10/2016

    @mamalkosari Look for HMG - Her Majesty's Guardians on the Destiny clan page. There's about 25 people in the clan, but five of us who play regular.

    We'd have to boost your light level for Wrath of the Machine, but you're more than welcome to raid with us.
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  • Panasonic DX750 ultra HD 4K TV review

  • Ajent 15/10/2016

    @cd1 I sold my older Yamaha receiver to fund the new one. RS do an Onkyo at £249 that supports pass through (and Atmos if you ever consider it). That's the one I bought. It's only a small room so I didn't need anything with massive power output and so far it's pretty good. Reply 0
  • Ajent 15/10/2016

    @cd1 I was referring to the 55", I should have been clear (it's the closest equivalent to the 58" Panny in the review).

    £1099 is still a great price. Richer Sounds are brill. That's where I bought mine. Got a new AV receiver at the same time.
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  • Ajent 15/10/2016

    @hazzatori things really aren't as bad as EG make out. For one, there's a lot of mis-information in the review. At the time they bought the Panasonic (for £1199 as well - very poor shoping around. The significantly better 802 model can be found for £1149 and the 750 for just over £1000) the Samsung models might have had issues with Game mode and HDR, but they had only been out a matter of weeks and have since been updated with OS updates. ALL 2016 Samsung now provide HDR in Game mode, with no issues at all.

    You can get a Samsung KS7000 for £1299 at the moment. 4K, HDR and 23ms input lag. Pretty much best on market for gaming (I went for the slightly better KS8000 for just over £1400 - but that was with a decent discount).

    Edit: Negged for providing additional information. Weird community on EG.
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  • Nintendo opens up one of its secret storage rooms

  • Ajent 13/10/2016

    4-5 months away from the NX and they just show us all the old stuff... priorities! Reply +3
  • Samsung KU6400 4K TV review

  • Ajent 08/10/2016

    @riceNpea Re quality settings in game mode - on the newer KS series it means that all the picture processing stuff gets turned off; which you would normally do when calibrating it yourself anyway. Things like this are always a matter of preference, but Game Mode on the KS series is pretty damn good. Input lag of 23ms on my KS8000.

    To be fair, you're right to recommend that people should take some content to view on the screen they buy. Most stores, especially specialist stores, are very accommodating.

    You're also right about EG's choice of TV to review. I guess it comes down to budget. For me, I'd recommend spending a little more and go for the Panasonic DX750, or if you could stretch a bit further any of the Samsung KS series, Sony 8 series or the Panny 802 (as above, I settled on a KS8000). If you're serious about getting a decent 4K HDR viewing experince for movies and games, those are the screens you need to be saving up for.
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  • Destiny: Rise of Iron review

  • Ajent 06/10/2016

    @wikidd really, I didn't realise I'd spent that long playing it this week (well, the last four nights). I guess that proves my point - it's just fun.

    i just don't see it as 'very grindy'. You just have to know how to play to get the gear you need. At no point have I ever hit a wall trying to 'level up'. And none of my team mates have.

    But, different experiences is what makes Destiny great in my opinion. Maybe me and my friends are the lucky ones.
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  • Ajent 05/10/2016

    @wikidd I kinda disagree. I missed the first week of RoI, and started playing in the second week. I've played the story, ran a few strikes from the Heroic and standard SIVA lists, done a bit of Archons Forge, played the first two checkpoints of the raid and last night I did some Iron Banner.

    I'm 373.

    Just play the game and play it right. If people are struggling for an artifact, go play the stuff that grants artifacts (hoard chests/ Court of Oryx). If you need a ghost go do strikes, nightfall or crucible and rank up your factions.

    There is a loot grind, but I wouldn't describe 'just playing the game' as 'grindy'.
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  • The push and pull of Destiny's microtransactions

  • Ajent 27/09/2016

    This reads like some wanting to find something to complain about. I have absolutely no beef with completely optional, aesthetic only micro-transactions. I don't see the point in complaining about something that you don't want to buy when it's being on sale only has a positive impact on your game experience. Reply +3
  • Destiny: Rise of Iron launch woes force players into queue

  • Ajent 21/09/2016

    @SHPanda I don't think Bungie acknowledge that they've made mistakes (and I'd agree - respectfully). I think they've acknowledge that they need to do more to keep the community engaged for longer periods, but the expansions and pricing of the expansions I don't think are mistakes.

    Value is subjective and any given items worth differs per person.

    If anything, this 'news' article only further indicates that there are at least hundreds of thousands of people who believe that RoI is worth £25 - err go, not a mistake.
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  • Your original PS4 now supports HDR, but no games currently make use of it

  • Ajent 13/09/2016

    @Thief000 It might not be mandated, but with XB1S, Scorpio and PS4pro aren't most (if not all) developers going to be including HDR anyway? As for the 'extra grunt'; from what I've read (and from what Bend Studio said during one of the dev interviews after the show), HDR actually uses very little extra power and PS4 GPU was already slightly more powerful anyway. Reply +1
  • Ark fans burned by Scorched Earth, the Early Access game's "completely finished" expansion

  • Ajent 05/09/2016

    @justusbrennan personally I think we are destined to disagree. The fact that you don't see that purchasing something on Early Access is exactly the same as purchasing anything (I mean in the very literal sense of forming a sale agreement) and that it is no different to buying a 'finished' game with regards to the legality or ethics mean that we are constantly going to disagree, since that is the fundamental starting block for this discussion.

    I feel we could probably argue the issue for a good few hours, but I will tip my hat and bow out respectfully. Thanks for the polite debate, it is good to know that even in the vitriolic state that the Internet currently finds itself in that two people can still disagree and discuss matters politely.
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  • Ajent 05/09/2016

    @justusbrennan I do understand, that's my point. You seem to think that a video game developer making and selling video game software is immoral and unethical. I'm simply stating that your life experience would appear pretty rosy if that is your opinion.

    Video game developer sells early access game stating that you should only purchase if you are happy with its current state and understand that the purchase is supporting the development of that game. From there on in they state intentions for features that they want to add to the game ('promises'), but these are post sale. Bonuses to what you have already paid for. You have only bought an unfinished game and an intention at that point and if it isn't developed any further beyond that then it is all fair.

    You seem to think that the above agreement precludes the same developer from seeking further profit from the sale of additional software... and then call it unethical.

    It's the equivalent of buying any other product from any other manufacturer and then suggesting that the product you bought should be made better before they release any other product for sale.

    This is the nature of Early Access. Calling it unethical IS missing the point.
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  • Ajent 05/09/2016

    @justusbrennan you must have one seriously privileged life if you think THIS is unethical... Reply -3