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NihlusGreen responded to Mandrake42 comment in
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Dota 2 is getting review-bombed because people think it "killed” Half-Life 3 Dota 2 is getting review-bombed because people think it "killed” Half-Life 3
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Are people insane? It isn't even the same team who worked on Half Life. On any of the Half Life games. Ever. Dota was originally made by a bunch of modders whose work Valve liked so much, they brought them into the fold. They have, and still remain, an autonomous entity within Valve, doing their own thing with Dota. The team that made Half Life is long gone. Valve has simply been more interested in making money being a store front than bothering with actual game development.
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They didn't say the same team, they said Marc Laidlaw worked on HL then Dota. It's mentioned in articles across many sites.

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NihlusGreen responded to Droniac comment in
1 Month ago
Steam could be profitable with an 8% cut rather than 30%, says Tim SweeneySteam could be profitable with an 8% cut rather than 30%, says Tim Sweeney
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The comparison to payment providers is silly. MasterCard doesn't host servers that provide you your product, nor update that product, nor maintain it, nor maintain backend services for its (ongoing) development, nor invest heavily in development of its systems and new features, etc, etc.

He's probably correct in stating that 30% is way more than they need to make a profit. 8% may even be accurate. But that comparison is just completely off - app stores are not comparable to payment providers.
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Also, unlike a traditional retailer (whom often have the same 30% margin), Valve doesn't have overheads of advertising, shop frontage, shop rental, storage and distribution of physical goods, all across multiple sites in multiple cities with employees to match.

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1 Month ago
Valve clarify that "It's completely ok for partners to sell their games on other sites"Valve clarify that "It's completely ok for partners to sell their games on other sites"
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No, it won't. It's targeting "devs" and russian bot farms, SidAlpha explains better than I can here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ALgmOdX2iQE and also takes a run through the scamming site which is home to assets for flipping, bot farms for trading cards and other nefarious shit.

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Yeah, I'm not watching some random video. However, we've gotten more information now, so this is no longer an argument. They didn't change the system, supposedly. So all this was for nothing, and wasn't worth reporting on to begin with as the system wasn't changed.

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1 Month ago
Valve clarify that "It's completely ok for partners to sell their games on other sites"Valve clarify that "It's completely ok for partners to sell their games on other sites"
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It's aimed towards asset flippers / devs who "sell" game shaped objects and then free steam keys for use on russian bot farms for trading cards etc in exchange for $, trash developer / scammers in other words

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The problem is that it'll also hit legit people who put their games up on bundles, so sites like bundlestar, humblebundle, and indiegala will get hit by this. Along with other resellers.

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Middle-earth: Shadow of War will have microtransactions but content will not be gatedMiddle-earth: Shadow of War will have microtransactions but content will not be gated
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Exactly! They can push the limits, then later when we have calmed down and forgotten (as per human nature), push the limits again.

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It's only a matter of time, yep. People get outraged, then used to things, and it becomes the new norm. Then companies push the limits again, and the cycle begins anew.

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NihlusGreen responded to Shriven comment in
2 Months ago
The cliffhanger at the end of Telltale’s The Wolf Among Us won’t ever be explained The cliffhanger at the end of Telltale’s The Wolf Among Us won’t ever be explained
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Yup. Proper pissed at them for this. I did however buy all the Fables books not long after finishing the game. Its a great world worthy of a sequel. Shame.
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I also recommend giving the Fables books a gander.

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NihlusGreen responded to xXIISK47IIXx comment in
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Rust has lost over $4 million in refunds, but its developer doesn’t mindRust has lost over $4 million in refunds, but its developer doesn’t mind
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This article makes it sounds like people refunding for not having fun makes the game not fun when really it's more complicated.

Rust fans are die hards, this is by far the hardest and most unforgiving game ive ever played. It's not for the weak or casual. It's a game of perseverance, through failure after failure and finding great reward at your small successes.

I've never had a game actually make my fingers shake like I've just been through something intense. I have never played a game I've loved as much as Rust.

Hands down all my gaming years this is the best and most fun game ever.

It's not for everyone. But for us Newmans we are die hard dedicated. I've logged 950 hours since Dec 24, and that's not alot.

For me overwatch, hots, lol, witcher, fallout boring couldn't continue the fun. I only rust now. People actually wait 6 hour queue times to get on popular servers. Think an overwatch casual would do that lol. Nah.

Tl;Dr article tries to make it sound like rust isn't fun, average rust player has 1k + hours lol and will say it's the best game they have ever played.
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The article has facts, figures and quotes from Gary Newman; as a good article should; not sure where you detected the negativity. In fact if under 6% of buyers said it wasn't fun it indicates quite the opposite.

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Jac Atax responded to NihlusGreen's comment in
3 Months ago
Mass Effect: Andromeda's development woes were because Frostbite doesn’t like RPGsMass Effect: Andromeda's development woes were because Frostbite doesn’t like RPGs
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Read the full report via Kotaku; it paints the whole situation.

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I did read it before commenting, on Kotaku it suggests bad management was the core problem, though the author does have a crack at the engine being an issue. Seems they wanted to blame anyone and everything for the mess they made not only of MEA but of EA's backing, fans goodwill and Bioware's reputation. EA was right to disband them.

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BioWare Montreal is now a support studio as Mass Effect is put on hold, say sourcesBioWare Montreal is now a support studio as Mass Effect is put on hold, say sources
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The "main BioWare" is still working on another IP and were the ones responsible for previous DA and ME, this was a new group.

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ME3 threw away the whole story from ME1 & ME2 for some retconned garbage with plot holes light-years wide followed by Red:Green:Blue.


DA:I was so tedious I couldn't finish it and just watched the laughable boss fight on YouTube.


DA2 was a shameless money grab.


SWTOR was terrible and I regret my early-access/pre-order to this day.


Now this.


Sorry, it's time to be honest. Bioware hasn't done anything worthwhile since ME2 and DA:O. And I don't expect it to get better.


What I expect is it to get worse. Like Maxis. Like Origin. Like every other thing EA has touched.

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NihlusGreen replied to 11 questions on the CONSORTIUM Review
1 Year ago
CONSORTIUM review snippet What is the future like in CONSORTIUM?
The future is optimistic, with mankind starting to embrace peace and prosperity and an end to resource demands and ample food.
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NihlusGreen replied to a question on the Hydrophobia: Prophecy Review
2 Years ago
Hydrophobia: Prophecy review snippet Have you come up with any clever strategies in Hydrophobia: Prophecy?
No very average TPS with some shootable-blow-upable barrels (red) and power boxes to help explode or electrocute enemies
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NihlusGreen replied to 15 questions on the Tomb Raider Review
2 Years ago
Tomb Raider review snippet How does Tomb Raider compare to the other Tomb Raider games?
I've not previously played Tomb Raider.
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