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How is he not already a proper criminal? He's playing games with people's lives. He told the police that the victim was ready to kill three hostages!! How can you possibly explain that there was any intentions, other than serious harm to come to the victim.
Very easily, but I don't have the time.
A 20 year sentence is not gonna achieve anything though.
Definitely put them into prison for a few months, that'll scare them smart, but come on, if you put a 21-year old into prison for years for something like this, the only thing you'll get is a proper criminal when he gets out.
Or, if he can't be helped, throw him into a volcano.
Don't just lock him up with criminals though.
On the contrary im glad they are really trying to take their time to make the game right instead of pushing out unfinished bullshit like most developers nowadays.
First time I've commented in ages do to the MASSIVELY lack luster commenting system. Signed in just to up vote this comment. This is almost an insult, hidden gem...
Most players are fairly young, making it easy to exploit them.
Really, you just have to pay attention to how people are talking about their game. And there is a difference. For example, Molyneux I feel I still trust because I was always able to distinguish what he dreamed a game could be (and wanted it to be, ideally) from what it would be and adjusted my expectations accordingly.
That's the thing with Molyneux. He was never a liar. He was just crazy passionate about game design, and an irrepressible dreamer. Those who got burned with Godus deserved it, for not being able to manage their own expectations. And sometimes you'll have a game that's great at launch, but then ruined over time through mismanagement, making me long for the days of optional patches.
However, with No Man's Sky.... How can I put this? They were too political. It wasn't about being passionate with them, it was clearly always pandering. I didn't want to say too much before the game got closer to release and other people started seeing it. I just saw so much pandering. Almost every 'Jetfighters in Space!' tropey game is like this. If not all of them. The developers of them want to make money with cash-ins.
If they'd just been honest, or displayed any honesty, I could have forgiven them much. They were so political though, speaking in very vague terms and always spinning things. It's that kind of thing where people use so much corporate doublespeak it makes your head spin.
There's a difference between being an idealist and deliberately misleading people, and I think the latter is what happened here even without being cynical about it at all. It's just obvious.