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Braneman commented on
2 Weeks ago
CD Projekt Red address trademark of the word “Cyberpunk”, say there's no “evil plan”CD Projekt Red address trademark of the word “Cyberpunk”, say there's no “evil plan”
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With just about any other company on earth, even possibly Valve I wouldn't believe them. But this is one company that has enough goodwill with me that I believe them.
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Braneman commented on
3 Weeks ago
Blizzard have tweaked controversial WoW change that made mobs scale with equipment Blizzard have tweaked controversial WoW change that made mobs scale with equipment
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Chances are it wasn't in the patch notes because the Blizzard dev team have been incompetent with patch notes this expansion.
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Braneman commented on
1 Month ago
Unlocking every cosmetic in For Honor takes 2.5 years because you're not meant to do it, say UbisoftUnlocking every cosmetic in For Honor takes 2.5 years because you're not meant to do it, say Ubisoft
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Hah, and they think they can pawn off not having servers, not developing dedicated servers so we can run our own, AND charging 60$? Step aside EA Ubisoft is gunning for you.
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Updates blocked for you Windows 7/8.1 OS luddites. Thank your new AMD and Intel CPUsUpdates blocked for you Windows 7/8.1 OS luddites. Thank your new AMD and Intel CPUs
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So they aren't actually supporting Windows 7 and 8 until they say they are and they're trying to find workarounds so they won't actually have to now?Reply
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No, Microsoft said they weren't going to support new CPUs on legacy operating systems and lo, it has come to pass.


Just funny timing with the Ryzen performance differences.

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Braneman commented on
1 Month ago
The Nintendo Switch Pro controller works natively with PC via bluetoothThe Nintendo Switch Pro controller works natively with PC via bluetooth
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unless it becomes about 30$ cheaper its not worth it.
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1 Month ago
Who will win: Strafe, or the allure of '90s shooter nostalgia?Who will win: Strafe, or the allure of '90s shooter nostalgia?
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I'm pretty interested in this game, but my one concern is procedural generation. The map design is a massive part of what made those old school shooters so great. Procedural generation tends to be pretty lame in 3D environments, in my experience. I hope they figured out a way through this
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That's something I can completely agree on, I hope they utilize their low poly-low rez models properly and try and pump out a lot of tiles for the tilesets to make it more interesting. Or just make some sort of tileset editor so people can make their own.

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2 Months ago
G2A on Redditor's claims to expose them: he was trusted because his rating was highG2A on Redditor's claims to expose them: he was trusted because his rating was high
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The idea is this: Somebody gets a hold of credit card information that isn't theirs, they buy up a whole bunch of keys that they think will sell and they sell them at a price they think they'll sell fast. That way they're exchanging an illegitimate steam key for legitimate money, that being yours, its a really basic form of money laundering and very easily could extend to things beyond stolen credit cards and actually involve and support crime in the real world.


Nobody wants to work with people involved in money laundering, that's a great way to get your company involved in some nasty and very public court cases.


Valve had a similar problem with TF2 keys, that's why for a long time they were being sold for 2.00$ when you could only buy them for 2.50$.

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I've never heard anyone even bring up the concept of money laundering in any article or post about G2A, so I don't think that's the core reason...

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3 Months ago
Microsoft promise higher frame rates for Windows 10 in improved Game Mode videoMicrosoft promise higher frame rates for Windows 10 in improved Game Mode video
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It'll be restricted to the Windows store because Microsoft REALLY wants that to take off, to the point where they would sacrifice anything to get it to take off. Seriously at this point I think they're desperate enough that they would torpedo the Halo franchise just to get people to use it.Reply
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They went so far as to build an entire OS around it (win 8) out of App Store Envy (who wouldn't be envious of a 30% cut across the board for a billion dollar market?), So I would not put it past them.


But even their OWN universal apps are featureless garbage compared to the exe versions. A waste of space and time for a PC user.

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Rajani Isa responded to Braneman's comment in
3 Months ago
"Where do you see the fraud here?" say G2A in response to Trion Worlds CEO"Where do you see the fraud here?" say G2A in response to Trion Worlds CEO
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Well its partially that, and partially keys bought with stolen credit card information and sold at a low price to turn money that may vanish into legitimate money. Steam had this exact same problem with TF2 keys being sold for about 2$ when they were only sold for 2.50$.

Or it could be the G2A shield and its 20 pages that you need to go through to unsubscribe from it.

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And requires you to verify your credit card info for a service you are canceling.

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Nomisco responded to Braneman's comment in
3 Months ago
"Where do you see the fraud here?" say G2A in response to Trion Worlds CEO"Where do you see the fraud here?" say G2A in response to Trion Worlds CEO
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Even in places close to each-other its not that simple, currency prices fluctuate a lot. Three years ago the Australian dollar was worth more than the American Dollar, same with the Canadian Dollar. Now they're worth almost 30 cents LESS, what would you think if a game three years ago was 60$ then today it was 80$ for the same thing?

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But we're not talking about currency fluctuations - that is nothing to do with it. What we are talking about is selling a product based upon the price the market will sustain in that area. Games are ALWAYS cheaper in Russia and it's not because of the exchange rate, it's because people in those countries cannot afford (the Russian equivalent of) $60 USD for a game. The product is the same, it's all about charging as much as you can get away with.

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