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Lynkeus responded to Braneman's comment in
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You can't trade CS:GO or Dota 2 items in the Netherlands anymoreYou can't trade CS:GO or Dota 2 items in the Netherlands anymore
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Oh, so instead of taking responsibility for Loot boxes they just leave the the slot machines open and tell you you can't trade from them anymore. Christ those loot boxes must be a helluva drug for the dealers.

I'd say we need to start talking to Valve like you would somebody who needs to go to rehab, but Valve has a habit of shutting themselves off from the world and judging their success by how much money they make. So naturally they fall into gambling.Reply
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Only good side of Steam is now is their good sales and localized currency exchange rates (at least for me, due to where I live). Other than that, alternatives are getting better and better everyday so I would gladly stop using it if I had the choice.

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Braneman commented on
2 Weeks ago
Activision characters in Heroes of the Storm "makes sense" says BlizzardActivision characters in Heroes of the Storm "makes sense" says Blizzard
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The problem with putting COD characters in there is that I'm not sure how much of an overlap there is. Also a LOT of the Blizzard characters, even the Overwatch ones, slot in perfectly into HOTS with only a little reworking. I'm not sure how "WW2 COD Soldier with incendiary shotgun" would slot into HOTS.

And Destiny would seem a bit... grasping as even most Destiny 2 youtubers I've seen have dropped the game entirely. Like they're trying to advertise to Blizzard's audience rather than add to the game.
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3 Weeks ago
Fallout 76 announced, reported to be an "online survival RPG"Fallout 76 announced, reported to be an "online survival RPG"
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Hopefully online side is fleshed out, curious on how it could be :O
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Some of the rumors I've been hearing say that it'll be an ARK/Rust clone and also a "live service" game. Likely that means no mods not even the unofficial patches. Take those rumors with a grain of salt, however some of them are from sometime last year and confirm the name of the game.

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Steam’s Spring Cleaning Event offers a weekend’s worth of free gamesSteam’s Spring Cleaning Event offers a weekend’s worth of free games
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I generally never even try free weekends because downloading 20-60gb of game just isn't worth it for just one weekend.Reply
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This time we could complete it by downloading a real small game. I think it was less than 150MB. Honestly liked it, because I did it all in the last day and anything bigger than 1GB would be too much!

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3 Weeks ago
Here's exactly when Sea of Thieves' Hungering Deep goes live todayHere's exactly when Sea of Thieves' Hungering Deep goes live today
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In the deep you will find... Skeletons exactly the same ones you've been fighting, and you'll find treasures, exactly the same ones you've been finding, and on the way back to turn in the same treasure chests you got from fighting the same skeletons you've been fighting....
YOU CAN FIGHT MORE OF THE SAME SKELETONS YOU'VE BEEN FIGHTING.
And hinted at by an ARG for this 60$ game, deep within the ocean depths there are legions of the exact same skeletons you've been fighting the entire game ready to rise up out of the oceans at a reasonable rate that won't tax the engine!
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Braneman commented on
3 Weeks ago
ESA chief defends loot boxes, warns against government “over-reaction”ESA chief defends loot boxes, warns against government “over-reaction”
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You shouldn't trust game companies or almost anybody connected to them to tell you if loot boxes are good. That's like asking Florida's Natural Orange Juices if you should drink orange juice, they will say yes and they will fight you because you buying orange juice is their living. Except here they've found a loopholes the size of the internet where the law says it's ok to financially screw over minors and vulnerable people with gambling in all but name.

They will fight tooth and nail for this any way they can because this is the most lucrative thing they've found to do in video games since the first commercial video game was sold.
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1 Month ago
Nexus Mods set aside $100,000 for new system to pay moddersNexus Mods set aside $100,000 for new system to pay modders
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TBH I've actually just kinda stopped modding games in recent years. I used to be able to put together a pretty interesting Skyrim install, but the Nexus is such a terrible place to want to mod things that I just gave up. There are so many Divas on there with their own bull headed ideas about how things should work that it's pretty much not worth the hassle to use the site at all.

I got a great example, Fallout 4 has an engine limitation where you can't have more than 128 items in a list or whatever so you have to use a mod to build new crafting table that all the other mods use. But the mod made to get around arbitrary engine limitations requires perks to use and the guy who made it has no problems with that and will get pissy at you if you suggest that fixing engine limitations shouldn't require ingame explanations.
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1 Month ago
Valve are walking back their visual novel purge, according to devsValve are walking back their visual novel purge, according to devs
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What's that? Watch Dogs 2 has hairy vaginas in it and mature rated games like GTA 5 have an outright strip club? NAH it's not anime tiddy games, we need to deal with real shit.
I actually tried to email Valve about this, I used the form on their contact page and here is what I got back:
"Thank you for contacting Valve. This email address is no longer monitored."Reply
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I actually just checked around about this and apparently an anti porn agency the "NCOS" is behind this with an email write in campaign. At least they're taking credit for it

https://endsexualexploitation.org/pornography/


https://endsexualexploitation.org/articles/victory-steam-remove-sexually-explicit-violent-videogames-platform/

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1 Month ago
Vermintide 2’s console release will be good news for PC players, developers say Vermintide 2’s console release will be good news for PC players, developers say
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See what worries me about this is that we'll get a "hard reset redux" problem where the game gets released and looks worse than it did at release five years ago.Reply
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I'm trying to remember which title had that exact problem, getting released with high-setting options on PC to then be hidden from the menus and later patched out of the game when it came out on PS4 (where the games resolution and asset quality on both XB and PC had to be held behind the PS).

Edit: Was it Watchdogs?

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Ian Boudreau responded to Braneman's comment in
1 Month ago
Valve have activated Bluetooth on the Steam Controller. Here’s how to turn it on.Valve have activated Bluetooth on the Steam Controller. Here’s how to turn it on.
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Does this mean I'll still need the dongle on PC? because all I want from it right now is to be able to connect it via Bluetooth.Reply
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If you use the Bluetooth protocol, you won't need the dongle - Valve recommend using the Wifi protocol with the receiver, but they say that if you're using a PC without a free USB port, Bluetooth will work.

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