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HersheySquirtle commented on
5 Days ago
Overwatch’s D.Va is coming to Heroes of the StormOverwatch’s D.Va is coming to Heroes of the Storm
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It's not HotS 2.0. It's HEROES 2.0.
#HeroesLaunch
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HersheySquirtle commented on
1 Week ago
Heroes of the Storm loot boxes, the numbers behind them, and how they can be gamedHeroes of the Storm loot boxes, the numbers behind them, and how they can be gamed
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I checked out that calculator, but it doesn't show that I'll get 10 Veteran boxes for every 100 levels (three, in my case). =\

Edit: Oh, the article was just kind of awkwardly worded. It's one Veteran box for every 100 levels, up to 10.
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HersheySquirtle responded to WhiteCrow comment in
2 Weeks ago
Dear Esther devs The Chinese Room aren’t happy about the current digital refund systemDear Esther devs The Chinese Room aren’t happy about the current digital refund system
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Valve/Microsoft can add a string so that if you complete the game, you're no longer eligible for a refund. You completed the product, and are essentially "renting" it at that point, largely for free.

On the other side of the token, maybe stop making such short games? I understand the genre, but 1-2 hours just isn't worth dropping money for some people, even though it's comparable to buying a movie ticket.
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Your personal taste in entertainment shouldn't dictate what products do or don't get created. There's a lot more artistic work and value in something like Dear Esther than there is in the next iteration of Call of Battlefield. And while I absolutely love The Witcher 3, it would be silly if *all* games became vast, sprawling titles where 2 hours is a drop in the bucket and a reasonable refund window.


While I don't have a good cure-all solution, I do think the implementation used in Blizzard games (and others) works well. The game is essentially free to a point (player level limit, story progress limit, etc.), and consumers can choose to pay to purchase the full game. For something like Dear Esther, I imagine, you could maybe have a walled-off early section of island to explore? Again, no silver bullets, unfortunately.

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G2A say they're already doing everything Gearbox demandedG2A say they're already doing everything Gearbox demanded
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Well, these are certainly some good ultimatum points, to be sure. But I just don't understand why Gearbox even entered into any kind of business relationship with G2A to begin with.

Were the publishers at Gearbox unaware of who they were dealing with? If not, it's obvious you're looking at kissing a snake. And if so... find out who these guys are *before* you start making plans together.

It shouldn't have taken everyone else in the community getting bent out of shape for them to realize who G2A is and why you shouldn't touch them with a 10-ft pole.Reply
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Agree, not sure what they were thinking... Anyone even remotely versed in P.R should of be able to raise a red flag. No matter how lucrative a deal.

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HersheySquirtle commented on
1 Month ago
Overwatch was developed with integrated graphics-users in mindOverwatch was developed with integrated graphics-users in mind
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When I'm away from my home desktop, I play Overwatch on my MacBook Air or my XPS 13. I have to drop everything to minimum and lower the render scale, but it does run at a playable framerate.
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2 Months ago
Bulletstorm: Full Clip Edition is a handsome remaster, but it's no substitute for a sequelBulletstorm: Full Clip Edition is a handsome remaster, but it's no substitute for a sequel
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Bollocks. The only reason most people want this is because the original licensing agreements are a quagmire and as a result, the original isn't likely to be updated to make it backwards compatible for consoles or strip out Games for Windows: Live from the PC version.

Nobody really cares for the stuff Gearbox are adding - they just want a working game again. That Pitchford shot down anything like a loyalty discount for existing PC owners using the existing licensing deal as an excuse basically sealed the deal in most eyes - £10 on sale at best.

Heck, it's not like 'but you won't get to play as Duke' is a deal-breaker these days...
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And I'm a much bigger fan of Steve Blum, anyway...

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Kirk McKeand responded to HersheySquirtle's comment in
2 Months ago
Play HotS with your mates and you can get a free mount for both it and WoWPlay HotS with your mates and you can get a free mount for both it and WoW
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HotS is short for Heart of the Swarm.
Heroes is short for Heroes of the Storm.
GoW is short for God of War.
Gears is short for Gears of War.Reply
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Google 'hots'.

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4 Months ago
Pitchford says offering Bulletstorm: Full Clip Edition free to owners of original "not possible"Pitchford says offering Bulletstorm: Full Clip Edition free to owners of original "not possible"
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The licensing and such makes sense to me—I get it and understand that it's fair even if disappointing to existing owners. But damn if Randy Pitchford doesn't consistently use the most inflammatory wording he possibly can. That alone is probably enough to turn off a good bit of his audience.Reply
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The guy has a tragic lack of tact.

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5 Months ago
Elite: Dangerous player treks 48 hours to the edge of the galaxy to save stranded pilotElite: Dangerous player treks 48 hours to the edge of the galaxy to save stranded pilot
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This is pretty darn neat. It speaks a lot to the caliber of community that this game has and makes me really curious and interested in checking it out.Reply
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It's a great game if you give it the time it needs. You have to make your own fun, but get smuggling illicit goods and you'll soon be having a wicked time.

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Dlemant responded to HersheySquirtle's comment in
7 Months ago
Xbox didn't prompt Sony to make PS4 Pro - they were worried about players migrating to PCXbox didn't prompt Sony to make PS4 Pro - they were worried about players migrating to PC
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Ha, then what the heck prompted them to jack up the annual price of PS Plus from $49 to $59? Aside from greed, I mean. 'Cause that's definitely not competitive with the $0/year price of multiplayer on PC. :vReply
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In Europe you can still plug in an internet cable into your PS and play. PS plus is not required.

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