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  • Let's raise a glass to Ubisoft's other open world game set in San Francisco

  • VibratingDonkey 18/11/2016

    I'm glad Ubisoft did it once, but wish Ubisoft would give Reflections the reigns of another larger budget project. Or more smaller ones. Using the creative talent responsible for this and Grow Up, in support roles for games thought up by others, seems like a waste. Reply +2
  • Sharing Watch Dogs 2 genitalia got someone banned from PSN

  • VibratingDonkey 17/11/2016

    This whole thing is dumb. Unless these were unintended genitals, this shouldn't be Ubisoft's problem, but Sony's and their lack of a content filter, and stupidly harsh punishment for people who quite sensibly assume that it's fine to share imagery from a game on the platform on the platform.

    Another thing I don't get is the implication that genitals are fine unless they cross some sort of line where they become too detailed? Apparently this makes Sony ok with the sharing of images of the dude's dong and the hoola hoop nudist?

    At least this guy eventually got the planned one month suspension lifted after this all blew up.
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  • Tacoma is like Gone Home, in space, with time-travel powers

  • VibratingDonkey 11/11/2016

    Taco Ma is my favorite fast food restaurant chain.
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  • VibratingDonkey 11/11/2016

    Essentially making the narrative the gameplay requires the player to feel like they're actively taking part in it in some manner. That's what makes these kinds of games interesting. Because even if the writing is good, effectively watching cutscenes play out, is not very engaging from a gameplay perspective. So it's good to hear that there's time/story puzzling going on.

    Following Gone Home I have some amount of faith in that these people are capable of designing good narrative games, but I wonder how many pushups Steve Gaynor can do?
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  • Mass Effect Andromeda $199 Collector's Edition includes remote control Mako

  • VibratingDonkey 07/11/2016

    If you want to buy an RC car/display piece and a steelbook for $200, this is the edition for you, I guess. I'm more interested in the edition that comes with the game and is $60.

    The Mako controlled fine as I recall it (might recall wrong.) But it had the dumbest design where you were asked to drive over the bumpiest terrain while shooting things, and the turret couldn't aim downwards.

    Mass Effect has had frequent issues related to resource gathering. But I dunno if that's ever particularly fun in games really. ME3 was fine in that regard. Probing planets isn't the most engaging thing ever, but the ME3 iteration of it was ok.

    Exploring around to find stuffs is a good concept in theory, but it needs to be more than the kind of traipsing around barren areas of ME1, or whatever the hell Dragon Age Origins was. So I hope they've figured that out. I'm tentatively happy about the return of the Mako though.
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  • Now we know exactly when Mass Effect Andromeda is set

  • VibratingDonkey 07/11/2016

    A long time to go, in a galaxy far, far away...Mass Effect 3 might as well not have happened.

    Anyway, this has probably been pointed out a lot before, but this must be intentional, no? Come on, they're even from the same city.
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  • VibratingDonkey 07/11/2016

    The Shepard era being over with means I no longer feel beholden to maintain the DudeShep I made like a fecking decade ago. People kept going on so hard about FemShep, I felt a little bit sad.

    Dunno if Jennifer Hale's still on board or how everything fits into the SAG-AFTRA strike, but after a decade of dude I'm looking forward to FemRy.

    Also looking forward to the Red Dwarf jokes that surely must be present. If there was ever a time for Mass Effect to lean at least a little bit towards Guardians of the Galaxy, this would be it.
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  • Sony PlayStation 4 Pro review

  • VibratingDonkey 07/11/2016

    With all of our content mirrored across onto the new PlayStation, we decided to begin our tests by looking at the presentation and performance of existing PS4 titles. Rather famously, Xbox One S features a GPU overclock compared to the standard model, resulting in a small bump to performance that while not essential, is clearly nice to have. When I spoke to Mark Cerny about improved base PS4 performance on Pro, he ruled it out completely pretty quickly and this is borne out by final hardware.

    The new Pro GPU shuts down half of its compute units and the rest are downclocked from 911MHz to the standard PS4's 800MHz. We used a Project Cars replay running on both systems to judge performance in like-for-like gaming conditions in a title that stresses both CPU and GPU, and saw totally identical results. Maintaining compatibility is Sony's key aim here, though we would have liked to have seen an option to unlock full Pro performance (or at least the additional clocks) on older PS4 games. There is some precedent here: PS2 introduced additional texture filtering for running PS1 titles via backward compatibility - it was an option, and it was signposted that using the feature was done at the user's risk.
    Yeah this is a somewhat significant bummer.

    Performance gains are automatic across the board with PC hardware upgrades. And with the Xbox One S. It not being possible for all games on the PS4 Pro to benefit from that bump, sucks. I honestly don't understand what Sony is worried about. Surely AMD drivers don't suck that hard? And as pointed out in the quote above, Sony could allow users to enable this boost mode by slapping a disclaimer on there saying stability is not guaranteed.

    Hope they'll change their minds about this with a firmware update.
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  • VibratingDonkey 07/11/2016

    @mecha-B Fivehundredandninetynine youess dollars? Reply 0
  • VibratingDonkey 07/11/2016

    When I do get a PS4 it's 94% going to be a Pro, for the reasons mentioned above, but looking at games currently available and games coming up, that'll be somewhere in 2017. Since I've spoiled Until Dawn for myself, Uncharted 4 is pretty much the only PS4 exclusive out there that I'm properly into. Some Tearaway Unfolded and a little bit Driveclub.

    By the end of 2017 there will (certainly, probably and/or hopefully) be Horizon, Days Gone, Gravity Rush 2, God of War, Detroit, Dreams, The Last Guardian, Valkyria, Spider-Man, WiLD and Yakuza 6. And friends. Perhaps also a bundle including one of them.

    I really, really want Yakuza 6. That game looks like the best game ever. It's some kind of miracle that it gets to exist with a budget properly accommodating for its overindulgent brand of nonsense. Thanks Japan. Hope it'll make its way out of there ASAP.
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  • Zoe Quinn's next game is a far cry from Depression Quest

  • VibratingDonkey 30/10/2016

    Haven't seen a burn like that since I rolled over that sausage in Stephen's Sausage Roll.

    If it wasn't clear, I'm fine with suppressing disruptive Gamergate garbage. I would say unless you're on a government operated forum, but libel, threats and harassment isn't protected speech; is about half of Gamergate's speech.

    Wondered how these self-proclaimed free speech supporters would respond to the pro-free speech argument you quoted, within the context of my previous post. Would they stand by their supposed ideology, or would they betray it.

    The outcome isn't terribly surprising.
    Basically, my point is that it's easy to cut through the veil and see where Gamergate's priorities lie. Has been for years. For instance, "Gamergate is about ethics in games journalism!", Gamergate argued and argues, while Zoe Quinn wasn't and isn't a games journalist. Yet to this day Gamergate says and encourages things like:
    The only reason we know her name is because she slept around a lot.
    Miss Quinn's propensity to give out hand-jobs for coverage.
    a Crowd-funding campaign with more than whiff of fraud about it.
    This whole endeavor was kind of pointless though due to the aforementioned blatantness. And you're probably the only one who will read this, assuming you have notifications on. Butt oh well.
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  • VibratingDonkey 28/10/2016

    Downvoting is another issue Eurogamer needs to deal with, as its sole purpose is to suppress and silence speech. Reply -9
  • VibratingDonkey 28/10/2016

    And here's Fallo to prove MrTom right.

    That's just what happens when you attract a gamergate infestation and the registration process is designed to be convenient. Make alt account, or get banned > create new account, rinse and repeat.

    Eurogamer really should just disable comments on articles about certain topics where you can see the shitstorm coming from a mile away. But I don't know if that's a thing they can do with this ancient software.

    In lieu of that, ignoring accounts is proper super effective. I highly recommend it.
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  • VibratingDonkey 27/10/2016

    That hat swivel is honestly a reason why I believe in this game. It's beautiful.

    I haven't read anything Tingle, just seen a couple of covers, but on a surface level I like the goofy sexy rebellion of it. It seems borderline too memey, but I'll give this game a shot why not. At the very least I'll appreciate that this thing is a thing that will exist. More things, good. Especially FMV things. There's just something about FMV.
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  • VibratingDonkey 27/10/2016

    I searched "sexy Goldblum"

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  • Deadly Premonition director Swery65 has the most amazing tattoo

  • VibratingDonkey 28/10/2016

    How can one get angry at an article about Swery, game butts and giant monkey tattoos? I do not understand.

    Also, why not both serious and goofy articles? Don't understand that either.
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  • My Summer Car is the most hardcore driving game yet

  • VibratingDonkey 27/10/2016

    Those people are fine with women making games, as long as they're not perceived to have stepped out of line. By for instance indicating that the aforementioned is a shitty situation.

    Argue against the status quo, sexism, inequality etc. or be a woman working on a game perceived to contain such messages, and the angry nerds may start flocking out of the woodworks.

    Anyway, the message of this game is to always carry a case of beer with you. And that's a message anyone can get behind.
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  • VibratingDonkey 27/10/2016

    Not sure about the current state of this game, but in general for early access games, it's kind of weird that people are ok with paying for buggy, possibly broken games with features and content missing, because they're told they are like that before paying for them.
    "This game's unfinished and busted."

    It's just strange that unfinishedness isn't thought of as an absolute problem. I'll find it annoying if a game crashes regardless of what stage of development it's in. That's not something I can switch off, and I don't understand how some people apparently can.

    I don't have a problem with it, kind of the opposite. Everyone knows what they're buying into, and early access has led to the existence and further development of a lot of games. I just find it strange. Strange but good.

    I've been on board with this game's vision ever since that dev diary, am glad to see it's in public beta and moving towards completion, and I'll be buying it when the journey's done. Hopefully by summer.

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  • Infamous video game movie director Uwe Boll retires from filmmaking

  • VibratingDonkey 27/10/2016

    I won't pretend to know the business realities of lower budget movies as streaming is becoming more popular, but there's probably other factors that led Boll to here.

    It sounds like he realizes that though from how he refers to the streak of garbage video game movies he shoveled out. He made money from them, but they completely assed up his reputation. Something he's evidently been royally frustrated by over the years. I don't think it's unfair that those are what most people know him by, but it's also fair to say that he is capable of doing, and has done, better than that. He suffers a wee bit of hubris though, I think. He's not always that bad, but he's never that good.
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  • Rick and Morty co-creator Dan Harmon is making a show about esports

  • VibratingDonkey 19/10/2016

    Dan Harmon is an executive producer. One of seven. Don't know how involved he is exactly, but I expect not particularly, wouldn't assume more than giving his production company the greenlight to fund this or some such.

    The gaming angle always makes me groan, but maybe the people involved have what it takes to make something funny still. I know that Dan and Arin have good comedic instincts and chemistry, less sure about their acting, but that also may not actually matter too much as I doubt this will be taking itself particularly seriously.

    Tubers should never be in anything aspiring to be taken seriously. They generally aren't actors, except for that one role they play.
    Another planned Youtube Red show, Impulse, is a sci-fi thriller written and produced by Jeff Lieber, co-creator of Lost, that will "feature top YouTubers", which is just an absolutely repelling notion.
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  • Watch Dogs 2 delayed two weeks on PC

  • VibratingDonkey 18/10/2016

    One could suspect this is a reaction to the response Mafia 3 received, but it's just Ubisoft honoring the tradition of pretending their games will be released on PC and console simultaneously.

    As always, don't pre-order.

    Unless the game's 50% off on Origin like this was some weeks ago.
    New games have ridiculous prices on Origin in my region, so it was more like 30% off. Still, those savings are worth the risk I reckon.
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  • Introducing Multibowl!: QWOP creator Bennet Foddy's private game that will never be released

  • VibratingDonkey 17/10/2016

    It's sad that something like this can't exist in a more real way, because it's kind of brilliant.

    I guess you could make it fall off a truck onto the internet, but that would only work if there's nothing identifying. Certainly way beyond risky at this point.
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  • Unionists want Mafia 3 banned for "sick glamorisation of terrorism"

  • VibratingDonkey 13/10/2016

    When you finish all of Burke's missions he reveals that he was actually selling the cars in the US to raise enough money to get his daughter out of the city, and the IRA thing was a cover story so she didn't find out. Not that there's much chance that anyone mentioned in this article has actually played the game of course.
    Oh... And that too, then. Which would render this whole episode not just inaccurate, but actively embarrassing.
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  • VibratingDonkey 13/10/2016

    This doesn't seem like it's glamorizing anything. Burke makes it sound like something they're forcing him to do rather than something he necessarily wants to do. Also Burke's life is the opposite of glamorous. Reply +4
  • Mafia 3 review

  • VibratingDonkey 12/10/2016

    Despite of its flaws, I feel like it is and will continue to be worthwhile as I quite appreciate the setting, atmosphere, music, characters, writing and the sociopolitical topics it touches on. Some six hours in, I still find the mechanics engaging enough to tolerate the repetition. The animations are good, bullets lethal, and Lincoln is pretty spry for a dead guy. It does the thing where you're presented with a hostile area and you do what comes natural with whatever options are provided, which is something I find inherently engaging.

    There's been one serious bug, where a tutorial prompt would fuck up the XB1 controls so it failed to register certain inputs. Had to use mouse and keyboard to get past the section where you're running away from the cops.

    Oh and this fuckery.

    Was driving along until I noticed, where the hell are the poles that are supposed to hold these magically suspended wires? Where the hell is anything? Two minutes later, oh there it is.

    But so far I've been most bothered by the empty chore of collecting fuses. A needlessly drawn out process which, unlike other collectibles, the game basically tells you to continually go through.
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  • Mafia 3's in-game statement on its depiction of racism

  • VibratingDonkey 08/10/2016

    Good lord you're so sensitive. It's just a statement of intent. Context for what the game contains and why. A foreword by the author. A description.

    But nope. Can't handle it.

    Thin-skinned, self-righteous, precious flowers whining about SJWs.

    I can't handle that.
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  • Beyond Good & Evil 2 is almost definitely in development

  • VibratingDonkey 06/10/2016

    Ubisoft is trying its darndest to keep this in the news. Fair enough.

    I'm sad that I can't be happy about this announcement.
    It's announced out of some behind the doors business necessity, not because it's ready to be announced or Ancel and friends necessarily want it to be.

    Thing's in pre-production and won't be out for another X years, and that's if Vivendi doesn't take over and cancel it. And if it avoids stumbling down some development hell hole again.

    I was looking forward to some certainty. That's what's been lacking, not the knowledge that the game's being worked on. That feels like it's been the case on and off, to some extent, for the past eight years. It feels like nothing has changed.

    Oh I've already said some of this. Oh well.
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  • VibratingDonkey 05/10/2016

    This is the worst reveal of a game.

    What this means is another X years of uncertain waiting, as some manner of development hell may continue as Ancel splits his time between this and Wild, and Ubisoft tries to fend off Vivendi by waving BG&E2 around as an example of the creative heart Ubi claims is on the line, which may very well be the case as there's a chance Vivendi would pull the plug on this project if they could, which they might at some point.

    The worst.
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  • Gambling commission is cracking down on Valve over third-party skin gambling sites

  • VibratingDonkey 06/10/2016

    I don't know how legally culpable Valve really is, but it's good to see Valve being pressured and that things are happening.

    Hopefully next year we won't have to worry about Tom Cassell attending EGX, due to him being busy defending himself in court. Until then though, I don't see a problem with continuing to remind people, in relevant comment sections, that EGX/Gamer Network is supporting this scambag.
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  • No Man's Sky subreddit shut down, community erupts

  • VibratingDonkey 05/10/2016

    Yeah. Can't even call a community toxic without someone getting all upset about it.
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  • VibratingDonkey 05/10/2016

    The head moderator of the subreddit is who temporarily shut it down, not Reddit or anyone affiliated with the company.

    Even if that was the case, Reddit is not operated by the state and so has the freedom to do whatever it wants with its privately owned site.

    Death threats and the like is not protected speech anywhere.

    The hell is a delitt?
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  • Battleborn will be free to play soon - report

  • VibratingDonkey 30/09/2016

    Randy Pitchford seems so keen on what he's doing being considered special, even when it's rote. Reply +4
  • What do you actually do in games?

  • VibratingDonkey 30/09/2016

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  • VibratingDonkey 30/09/2016

    I think whether these qualify as games or not should be a pointless discussion as it doesn't change what they are. It's solely about how they're perceived. Whether someone wants to perceive them as games or not wouldn't matter if it wasn't for some wanting to use the declassification of them as games, as a way to dismiss them, make them less legitimate, gatekeep. It's cool to not like these for whatever reason, but that is not. This egocentric, insular attitude that's hostile towards different experiences or ones not targeted towards them, is one in favor of stagnating games and stifling the creative freedom of developers.

    So that's basically why I'd like to refer to them as games.

    The possible reasons for appreciating a game, why you find a game engaging, should encompass as much as possible (up to some manner of moral boundary.)
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  • Michel Ancel is getting Beyond Good & Evil fans excited again

  • VibratingDonkey 29/09/2016

    The visual style is a lot more Blacksad than the cutesy cartoon one of the original.

    Concept art doesn't particularly inspire great confidence in me that this is anywhere close to being done. Ancel posting this would imply they're actively working on it to some extent, which has been the case on and off for almost a decade.

    Besides, Vivendi is just going to take over and cancel it anyway.
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  • Report: Oculus Rift creator Palmer Luckey secretly funded pro-Trump meme website

  • VibratingDonkey 23/09/2016

    Oh. Missed this bit.

    Along with Luckey, Nimble America was founded by two moderators of Reddit’s r/The_Donald, which helped popularize Trump-themed white supremacist and anti-Semitic memes along with 4Chan and 8Chan. A questionnaire to become a moderator at r/The_Donald posted in March had applicants answer the questions “Is there a difference between white nationalism and white supremacy?” and “Was 9/11 an inside job?”
    I thought it sounded like a real jolly good time.
    To say this makes him look bad is an understatement.
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  • VibratingDonkey 23/09/2016

    For someone who doesn't care about politics, you sure do seem to care about the politics of keeping politics out of games.

    You can't escape politics.

    The only thing immune to politics is cat pictures.
    Oh no..
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  • VibratingDonkey 23/09/2016

    Trump may be repugnant but what also is are factions of the games industry moralizing over this.

    He funded some "memes" for heavens sake but even a tangible link to trump is enough for some media outlets like EG to go into a full on shame/smear campaign mode.

    Disappointing but not surprising, are the political views of everyone in the games industry now newsworthy, can we only buy products from pre-approved companies, thats seems were it's headed.
    I do not agree with your moralizing over this that moralizing over this is repugnant. If you don't think it matters, whoopdedoo. But insinuating that those who have a more negative reaction, should not, is wrong.

    Luckey was covertly explicitly supporting Trump. He said he's been supporting Trump for years. It's not just some dank prank about mean memes.

    An important figure in the games industry supporting a repugnant person, and the reactions to this by people in the games industry, is relevant to the games industry.

    Eurogamer is reporting information. What you choose to do with it is your prerogative.
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  • VibratingDonkey 23/09/2016

    Shock, outrage aside.

    He is right.

    Clinton is just another Goldman Sachs lackey who will keep the poor crushed and poor while the 1% get bigger, bigger and bigger.

    Now wether Trump is the right man to end that is another question. But Obama aside the last 30 years of American politics has and will be dominated by two empires. The Bushes and the Clintons.
    Don't think that's much of a question.
    He has used the "I'm a successful businessman" spiel to drive support. So it would seem bizarre if people support him in opposition of Clinton being supported by successful businessmen. Trump literally is the corporate elite. Don't know what makes people believe he would be any better.

    If that's your main pivot point, I feel like your secondaries ought to be the ones to tip you in one direction or another.
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  • VibratingDonkey 23/09/2016

    Well that's the Rift crossed off the maybe-once-it-drops-to-a-more-reasonable-price-list. I'm probably getting a PS4Pro, so perhaps eventually I'll end up with a PSVR. Reply +3
  • GTA 5 mod makers go to war over "stolen" files

  • VibratingDonkey 20/09/2016

    My Mod Will Own All !!!! Get In Here And Watch What Ill Do !

    Its gonna own ya all
    im making it and it will be soo awesome !

    its about DRAGONS fighting against zeppelins with Monster trucks and stuff !!!

    Ya know you can have total action man, and its gonna be realistic as hell !!! You can run over a lion and break its legs off !!! You can destroy everything !!! And shoot all people and so on...

    ill have a website up soon !!

    its called "KILLER KOMMANDO"

    cya in hell

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  • VibratingDonkey 20/09/2016

    @Bagpuss @ValkyrieRose @SBfistfun
    Modders expand and improve games for us for free. Hone their skills at game development, try ideas. Which sometimes eventually turn into things like Dota 2, League of Legends, CSGO, TF2. Or a job.

    But apparently if modders suggest they value their work and would like to be credited for it, they're idiotic children who no one gives a shit about.

    I don't get it. I don't get why gamers are so angry and hostile.
    Sometimes I wonder how games get to exist at all.

    Also I value when I'm able to easily change values in a file somewhere. Back in forever ago, you just opened a .dat or .ini in notepad. Nowadays they're all in these big weird compressed files which modders may eventually find a way to unpack and release tools for. I'm grateful they made me able to modify vehicle behavior in GTA V. Plowing through highways with a 500 ton car going like 200mph is fun. Also trainers. Modding is actually why I bought the PC version at all. Although the Nice Fly mod did literally burn up my 780. But I RMA'd it and got a 970 back, sometimes life's ok.

    I'll say that if a mod is as simple as what I've been doing, it doesn't matter if someone else copies it into their thing. But this is surely a bit more arduous. If it wasn't I would've done it myself. Changing a value is easy, but changing, testing and finding out what combination of lots of values work best for what you want to do, can take time. At some point it transforms from noodling around to putting in actual work.
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  • VibratingDonkey 20/09/2016

    Regardless of who technically, legally owns their work, it's still their work.

    Anyway, it's more about attribution than ownership. Taking the work of others without asking permission or giving credit is shitty and disrespectful. Getting recognized for your effort matters. Provides motivation for modders to keep doing what they do.
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  • British FIFA YouTuber charged with promoting gambling

  • VibratingDonkey 19/09/2016

    The shit thrown Eurogamer's direction over a scambag being a guest at EGX is unfair as Eurogamer doesn't have anything to do with management of EGX.

    But it's their name up there. They're the ones getting shit. So one would hope they would try to have something to do with the management of the event bearing their name. Because it certainly looks duff to invite this Cassell. C butt I did there?
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  • VibratingDonkey 19/09/2016

    I appreciate those who has reserved judgment without the full story, but fully understand those who haven't. Enjoy your day *heart*

    Guys, I love you all. Testing times right now, but your support is immense. Thank you. *heart*
    What a bunch of manipulative wankers these people are.
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  • Valve finally takes on Steam user review score manipulation

  • VibratingDonkey 13/09/2016

    Being able to filter out reviews below a certain word count would be useful. Hope that's on the table.
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  • VibratingDonkey 13/09/2016

    So if you're the kind of person who just looks at headlines, you may get a worse impression.
    Yes. And that is bound to lose them some amount of sales. You think the number of people who do this are insignificant? That information is at the top, everyone who visits the store page will see it. Review text is at the bottom of the scroll. More people will look at the aggregate score than the actual reviews.
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  • VibratingDonkey 13/09/2016

    I doubt anyone's going to opt to forego a cheaper option just so their review counts. Like, Mafia III is €32 on GMG, €50 on Steam. You'd have to be some sort of smeghead. The vast majority don't write reviews anyway. It's just not much of a selling point. I think Valve would know this.

    But yeah, it is a reason for developers and publishers to want to push Steam. If anyone were to not distribute codes to other stores/sell outside of Steam because of this, that would suck ass.
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  • VibratingDonkey 13/09/2016

    Yeah this is going to be ungood for any game that's been crowdfunded. Starting out with 0 score is bound to lose them some amount of sales. And it discourages sales outside of Steam, which feels quite skeezy.

    If "In many cases, the abuse is clear and obvious" and Valve "reckons at least 160 games have a "substantially greater percentage of positive reviews" by users who activated the product with a cd key, compared to customers who bought the game directly on Steam." then why can't Valve put some of their millions towards further review moderation and remove the retail reviews for these specific games, instead of this collective punishment?

    edited for clarification; meant score, not reviews, my bad.
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  • Sony plays down PS4 Pro's lack of 4K Blu-ray disc support

  • VibratingDonkey 09/09/2016

    Streaming is thoroughly superior for renting, but if I want to own a movie, I'll take the option that's not dependent on an internet connection, can't really have bitrate related problems, comes with extras, and the ability to share/give/trade/sell it away. To me, there's zero reason to buy a digital movie. No value whatsoever to justify the additional cost over renting.

    UHD blu-rays are currently too expensive relative to regular ones, but eventually they won't be. That's why I'm mildly bummed about this. And it's just so bizarre and surprising, especially when the Xbox S does support UHDBD. The PS4Pro doing so as well was something you took for granted.
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