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Posted by: SCarpelan
« on: July 23, 2019, 07:37:53 am »

Posted by: davedan
« on: July 10, 2019, 05:35:07 pm »

I think this was before he left. Although coming back before you leave would be a new record.
Posted by: Askold
« on: July 10, 2019, 04:11:20 pm »

...And that's how long it took for him to come back.
Posted by: Chaos Undivided
« on: July 07, 2019, 06:12:31 pm »

Posted by: Chaos Undivided
« on: July 04, 2019, 07:23:41 pm »

Posted by: SCarpelan
« on: July 04, 2019, 06:49:48 am »

Posted by: davedan
« on: July 04, 2019, 03:29:34 am »

No it's about Tanks now, haven't you heard.
Posted by: dpareja
« on: July 04, 2019, 03:26:10 am »

Posted by: SCarpelan
« on: June 24, 2019, 08:32:22 am »

Posted by: Chaos Undivided
« on: May 23, 2019, 10:24:06 am »

This is about what I'd expect from Alabama, but the way this is worded made me laugh.
Posted by: Chaos Undivided
« on: May 14, 2019, 06:29:06 pm »

Posted by: Askold
« on: May 14, 2019, 07:13:22 am »

I've been seeing this particular joke a lot lately.

Ironbite-not sure why either.

It was the first I saw of that but now that you mention it, I've later seen a few variations later on.

Maybe it's just another joke that became popular and people are repeating it or maybe it's based on a real statement and therefore gets around?
Posted by: Askold
« on: May 14, 2019, 01:31:04 am »

I on the other hand think that the biggest benefit for a service like Steam is how much it makes the users life easier. Therefore hosting products from lots of companies makes it better.

I'm not going to bother signing up for a dozen services like Steam and using all of them so I'm just going to go with one.

Also, unlike with TV shows and movies that I am simply content to watch once and be done with it, games are things that I go back to frequently and therefore the threshold for buying a game is much higher (as is the price) than it is for watching a movie. In effect this means that if the game isn't on Steam or GOG (the two services I use) or I can't find a copy of it easily, I am much less likely to want to buy it. If a film or show interests me but isn't on Netflix then I may be tempted to rent it from elsewhere or go see it in a theatre or whatever.

As for piracy, I can't be bothered these days. I have enough games and access to films. If a company doesn't but them in the services that I use or otherwise make it easily available, then I guess they don't want my money and then I'll lose interest.
Posted by: RavynousHunter
« on: May 13, 2019, 10:28:39 pm »

Eh, it kinda makes sense, to me.  PC has always been more of an inclusive gaming thingie: you download the game, it fuckin' works.  Then, Steam gave everybody and their dimwitted aunt the idea of centralizing distribution of their games; EA's got Origin, Ubisoft has uPlay, etc.  Some because they needed/wanted launchers for option customization and shit, but a lot just because they wanted their own clubhouse.  Then comes along Epic, trying (and failing miserably) at aping Steam...which was fine because Steam has a tonne of mush-mouthed, buck-toothed huncback cousins, nowadays.  Then, Epic got greedy and signed a bunch of games that were gonna come to the quasi-monopoly platform that provides the superior service (what fucking e-commerce place doesn't have a fucking shopping cart?) as timed exclusives.

Honestly, I've been leery of this kinda shit since Steam started hosting things other than Valve's own games.  Having a unified launcher and platform for your own shit is fine, but it always struck me as kinda worrisome when they started hawking other people's shit, too.  Once again, I was fuckin' right to be concerned, because now the anti-consumer bullshit that are "exclusive titles" is trying to infest the PC environment.
Posted by: Sigmaleph
« on: May 13, 2019, 09:24:00 pm »

...this makes substantially less sense than the original, which was about streaming services