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How indeed, do you game fine sirs or madams?

PC
192
39%
Console
109
22%
Arcade
21
4%
Mobile
66
13%
Anything and Everything
36
7%
Other
17
3%
Insert witty 2018 gaming reference here
56
11%
 
Total votes : 497

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Platypus Bureaucracy
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Postby Platypus Bureaucracy » Sat Aug 10, 2019 8:29 am

Purpelia wrote:
Platypus Bureaucracy wrote:Can one person boycott? Take part in a boycott, certainly, but just boycott? I dunno.

There are two types of boycotts:
1. Mass actions by large groups of people using social media and stuff. These amount to absolutely nothing, are a waste of time and exist only to make the participants feel good.
2. Semi silent boycotts by individual people like you and me that slowly snowball until the companies in question start loosing money. That makes them take notice. And lacking any overt leadership to bribe, open demands to cave into or defy and generally any input they either shape up or collapse.

I think that's just called "a company making a product people don't want."
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Postby Minoa » Sat Aug 10, 2019 10:08 am

I feel reviewers do have a part in influencing sales: the player is more likely to purchase a game if it had an aggregate score of 90%, rather than 50%. That’s just how reviews work.
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Postby Licana » Sat Aug 10, 2019 10:23 am

Minoa wrote:I feel reviewers do have a part in influencing sales: the player is more likely to purchase a game if it had an aggregate score of 90%, rather than 50%. That’s just how reviews work.

This presumes a widespread trust in the quality of video game reviewers, whether "professional" or user reviews.
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Postby Minoa » Sat Aug 10, 2019 10:27 am

Licana wrote:
Minoa wrote:I feel reviewers do have a part in influencing sales: the player is more likely to purchase a game if it had an aggregate score of 90%, rather than 50%. That’s just how reviews work.

This presumes a widespread trust in the quality of video game reviewers, whether "professional" or user reviews.

Dang, I forgot that. :(
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Postby Purpelia » Sat Aug 10, 2019 10:29 am

Platypus Bureaucracy wrote:
Purpelia wrote:There are two types of boycotts:
1. Mass actions by large groups of people using social media and stuff. These amount to absolutely nothing, are a waste of time and exist only to make the participants feel good.
2. Semi silent boycotts by individual people like you and me that slowly snowball until the companies in question start loosing money. That makes them take notice. And lacking any overt leadership to bribe, open demands to cave into or defy and generally any input they either shape up or collapse.

I think that's just called "a company making a product people don't want."

Exactly. People simply need to silently choose that they don't want a product made by a bad company.
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Postby Ameriganastan » Sat Aug 10, 2019 10:34 am

I mean, you gotta play The Pig when the guy has a name like that.
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Postby The Derpy Democratic Republic Of Herp » Sat Aug 10, 2019 10:36 am

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Postby The Huskar Social Union » Sat Aug 10, 2019 11:45 am

Totally Accurate Battle Simulator is fucking hilarious, love this little game.
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Postby Ifreann » Sat Aug 10, 2019 7:18 pm

Minoa wrote:I think reviewers should adopt a standard of automatically deduct a video game’s rating by a certain percentage if the video game in question has copyright-paranoid developers, excessive or intrusive DRM, or micro-transactions. Something like 25% to 50%, depending on the severity.

I do not know if that has been suggested before on the internet.

So devs just cut that stuff out of the review copies.


Purpelia wrote:
Platypus Bureaucracy wrote:Can one person boycott? Take part in a boycott, certainly, but just boycott? I dunno.

There are two types of boycotts:
1. Mass actions by large groups of people using social media and stuff. These amount to absolutely nothing, are a waste of time and exist only to make the participants feel good.
2. Semi silent boycotts by individual people like you and me that slowly snowball until the companies in question start loosing money. That makes them take notice. And lacking any overt leadership to bribe, open demands to cave into or defy and generally any input they either shape up or collapse.

When other people boycott it's because they're just virtue signalling, but when you do it you are bringing about the inevitable doom of the corporations you target.
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Postby Ameriganastan » Sat Aug 10, 2019 11:04 pm

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Force of nature.
The Ameri Train.
The Ameri song
Tsundere Ameri.
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Ameri goes to court.
Universal Constant
Edward Richtofen wrote:Ameri's so tough that he criticized an Insane Asylum and was promptly let out

Ameri does the impossible.
Fire the Ameri.
Sinovet wrote:Ameri's like Honey badger. He don't give a fuck.

Krazakistan wrote: He is a force of negativity for the sake of negativity

Onocarcass wrote:Trying to change Ameri, is like trying to drag a 2 ton block of lead with your d**k.

Immoren wrote:When Ameri says something is shit it's good and when Ameri says some thing is good it's great. *nods*

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Postby The Derpy Democratic Republic Of Herp » Sun Aug 11, 2019 1:09 pm

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The Biggles Syndicate
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Postby The Biggles Syndicate » Sun Aug 11, 2019 7:23 pm

I swear, with the amount of assassination squads Cephalon Suda has sent after me, she's effectively now a tsundere.

If I can wait 2 years for NMS, I can wait a couple months for Empyrean.

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Herador
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Postby Herador » Sun Aug 11, 2019 7:24 pm

The Biggles Syndicate wrote:I swear, with the amount of assassination squads Cephalon Suda has sent after me, she's effectively now a tsundere.

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Postby Herador » Mon Aug 12, 2019 3:58 pm

"Any man's death diminishes me, because I am involved in mankind"

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These are tough times to be a dreamer.

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The Biggles Syndicate
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Postby The Biggles Syndicate » Tue Aug 13, 2019 9:26 pm


I'd feel adoring if that massive opportunist emo asshole Stalker didn't show up to El Kabong me over the head in the middle of a Mobile Defense.

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Herador
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Postby Herador » Tue Aug 13, 2019 9:30 pm

The Biggles Syndicate wrote:

I'd feel adoring if that massive opportunist emo asshole Stalker didn't show up to El Kabong me over the head in the middle of a Mobile Defense.

I know the feeling. I pissed off New Loka and the psycho hippies sicked a team of Ancient Healers on me and my group while we were running a Relic defence. Would have been fine but they were all level 50 and we were on wave 15 or something so the enemies were getting up there too.

I cried, my team cried, Loka cried when I killed Tree Beard and the rest of the Ents sent to kill me. Good times.
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Postby New haven america » Tue Aug 13, 2019 10:47 pm

Doing my yearly run-through of old games I own.

Currently I'm on Donkey Kong Country 3, and then will follow it up with DKC Returns, and then not Tropical Freeze because I'm poor and don't have a Wii U or Switch.
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Postby New haven america » Tue Aug 13, 2019 10:49 pm

The Biggles Syndicate wrote:

I'd feel adoring if that massive opportunist emo asshole Stalker didn't show up to El Kabong me over the head in the middle of a Mobile Defense.

… Stalker's pretty easy to deal with.

His drops percentages are shite though (He refuses to give me Hate and War).
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Herador
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Postby Herador » Wed Aug 14, 2019 1:06 am

New haven america wrote:
The Biggles Syndicate wrote:I'd feel adoring if that massive opportunist emo asshole Stalker didn't show up to El Kabong me over the head in the middle of a Mobile Defense.

… Stalker's pretty easy to deal with.

His drops percentages are shite though (He refuses to give me Hate and War).

Stalker drop tables a shit, I don't want any more God damn despair's. DE plz
"Any man's death diminishes me, because I am involved in mankind"

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Postby New haven america » Wed Aug 14, 2019 2:37 am

Herador wrote:
New haven america wrote:… Stalker's pretty easy to deal with.

His drops percentages are shite though (He refuses to give me Hate and War).

Stalker drop tables a shit, I don't want any more God damn despair's. DE plz

DE, fix your game.

Tear it down from the ground up and rebuild it brick by bloody brick, thank you.
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Postby Hurdergaryp » Wed Aug 14, 2019 5:52 am

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The Biggles Syndicate
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Postby The Biggles Syndicate » Wed Aug 14, 2019 9:38 am

New haven america wrote:
The Biggles Syndicate wrote:I'd feel adoring if that massive opportunist emo asshole Stalker didn't show up to El Kabong me over the head in the middle of a Mobile Defense.

… Stalker's pretty easy to deal with.

His drops percentages are shite though (He refuses to give me Hate and War).

I don't give two Railjack-sized shits about War or Hate or Emo sword #18479834875.

Asshole just does one of his shitty Meditation-then-slash attacks with that Disco grenade and I'm dead. Reddit lies because they don't take into account that he can and will* take the advantage when you're distracted and not looking behind you. I have killed him before though, he's like easy to deal with if you focus on him. Also I use Volt (who's low durability), you may laugh at me now.

* or at least it feels like it, I don't know I'm just pissed
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Postby Ism » Wed Aug 14, 2019 11:07 am

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Oh that N64 controller brings back memories. Painful memories. Damn joystick hurt like hell when you spun it around.

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Postby Ameriganastan » Wed Aug 14, 2019 11:52 am

Riot Games trying to make EA look good by introducing paid achievements.
The Incompetent Critic
DENVER BRONCOS fan
Eric Lumen: Ultimate Chad
Force of nature.
The Ameri Train.
The Ameri song
Tsundere Ameri.
HulkAmeri
Ameri goes to court.
Universal Constant
Edward Richtofen wrote:Ameri's so tough that he criticized an Insane Asylum and was promptly let out

Ameri does the impossible.
Fire the Ameri.
Sinovet wrote:Ameri's like Honey badger. He don't give a fuck.

Krazakistan wrote: He is a force of negativity for the sake of negativity

Onocarcass wrote:Trying to change Ameri, is like trying to drag a 2 ton block of lead with your d**k.

Immoren wrote:When Ameri says something is shit it's good and when Ameri says some thing is good it's great. *nods*

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Postby Herador » Wed Aug 14, 2019 12:47 pm

The Biggles Syndicate wrote:
New haven america wrote:… Stalker's pretty easy to deal with.

His drops percentages are shite though (He refuses to give me Hate and War).

I don't give two Railjack-sized shits about War or Hate or Emo sword #18479834875.

Asshole just does one of his shitty Meditation-then-slash attacks with that Disco grenade and I'm dead. Reddit lies because they don't take into account that he can and will* take the advantage when you're distracted and not looking behind you. I have killed him before though, he's like easy to deal with if you focus on him. Also I use Volt (who's low durability), you may laugh at me now.

* or at least it feels like it, I don't know I'm just pissed

See, there's your problem. Rhino main and roar then whoop his ass back to hell like a true Operator.
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These are tough times to be a dreamer.

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