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Postby Czechanada » Thu May 19, 2016 1:40 pm

Imperializt Russia wrote:So if players can create servers at no cost or tangible issue to the publisher, why do so many recent high-profile games, particularly online-only titles, not permit this?

Apart from "they're being ridiculous", because that much is obvious.


There's no real explanation given from the publishers, although many players including myself suspect that the reason why is so publishers can coerce users into purchasing the sequel of the game, or the other games that the publisher is releasing.
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Postby Czechanada » Thu May 19, 2016 1:41 pm

Imperializt Russia wrote:So if players can create servers at no cost or tangible issue to the publisher, why do so many recent high-profile games, particularly online-only titles, not permit this?

Apart from "they're being ridiculous", because that much is obvious.
Like I posted above, the ESA supposedly argued (so sayeth Jim Sterling) that abandonware servers for dead, impossible-to-acquire games would violate copyright.


Hold up. Was he referring to servers that make abandonware games available for download, or servers that make multiplayer possible for abandonware?
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Postby Imperializt Russia » Thu May 19, 2016 1:44 pm

Czechanada wrote:
Imperializt Russia wrote:So if players can create servers at no cost or tangible issue to the publisher, why do so many recent high-profile games, particularly online-only titles, not permit this?

Apart from "they're being ridiculous", because that much is obvious.
Like I posted above, the ESA supposedly argued (so sayeth Jim Sterling) that abandonware servers for dead, impossible-to-acquire games would violate copyright.


Hold up. Was he referring to servers that make abandonware games available for download, or servers that make multiplayer possible for abandonware?

The exact wording from one of his Jimquisition episodes was "Those backstabbing cravens at the ESA decreed that getting abandonware servers up and running" blah blah.
I don't personally know.

I assume he is also considering the possibility of downloading these games, otherwise I doubt he would have specified "abandonware".
The Vapourware workaround of "so long as you already own it it's fine" is still valid to my knowledge.
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Postby Czechanada » Thu May 19, 2016 1:45 pm

Imperializt Russia wrote:
Czechanada wrote:
Hold up. Was he referring to servers that make abandonware games available for download, or servers that make multiplayer possible for abandonware?

The exact wording from one of his Jimquisition episodes was "Those backstabbing cravens at the ESA decreed that getting abandonware servers up and running" blah blah.
I don't personally know.

I assume he is also considering the possibility of downloading these games, otherwise I doubt he would have specified "abandonware".


Then he's most likely referring to websites that provide abandonware games for download. Abandonware is never used in the context of servers, only for the status of games themselves.
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Postby Wisconsin9 » Thu May 19, 2016 1:46 pm

Czechanada wrote:
Imperializt Russia wrote:So if players can create servers at no cost or tangible issue to the publisher, why do so many recent high-profile games, particularly online-only titles, not permit this?

Apart from "they're being ridiculous", because that much is obvious.


There's no real explanation given from the publishers, although many players including myself suspect that the reason why is so publishers can coerce users into purchasing the sequel of the game, or the other games that the publisher is releasing.

For instance, I'm not going to buy EA's shitty Battlefront cash-grab when I can still play Battlefront 2 multiplayer if I so choose.
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Postby Czechanada » Thu May 19, 2016 1:46 pm

Imperializt Russia wrote:
Czechanada wrote:
Hold up. Was he referring to servers that make abandonware games available for download, or servers that make multiplayer possible for abandonware?

The exact wording from one of his Jimquisition episodes was "Those backstabbing cravens at the ESA decreed that getting abandonware servers up and running" blah blah.
I don't personally know.

I assume he is also considering the possibility of downloading these games, otherwise I doubt he would have specified "abandonware".
The Vapourware workaround of "so long as you already own it it's fine" is still valid to my knowledge.


Just for clarification, the term vapourware refers to games that have been announced but never released.
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Apparently, there will be a Tetris Movie
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Postby Imperializt Russia » Thu May 19, 2016 1:48 pm

Wisconsin9 wrote:
Czechanada wrote:
There's no real explanation given from the publishers, although many players including myself suspect that the reason why is so publishers can coerce users into purchasing the sequel of the game, or the other games that the publisher is releasing.

For instance, I'm not going to buy EA's shitty Battlefront cash-grab when I can still play Battlefront 2 multiplayer if I so choose.

Don't worry, it's totally fine, they just cut the campaign so they could rush it out for Force Awakens.

The sequel will have a proper campaign! $120 for it and the new Season Pass me lovelies.

I was quite disappointed, on the topic, to see a Season Pass for Doom on the Steam page. £40 for the base game, £30 for the season pass.
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Postby Wisconsin9 » Thu May 19, 2016 1:49 pm

Tokuopolis wrote:Apparently, there will be a Tetris Movie

wut

i mean

fuckin wut

First fucking Angry Birds, now Tetris? What the actual fuck?
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Postby Imperializt Russia » Thu May 19, 2016 1:49 pm

Wisconsin9 wrote:
Tokuopolis wrote:Apparently, there will be a Tetris Movie

wut

i mean

fuckin wut

First fucking Angry Birds, now Tetris? What the actual fuck?

Ratchet & Clank also.
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Postby Wisconsin9 » Thu May 19, 2016 1:51 pm

Imperializt Russia wrote:
Wisconsin9 wrote:wut

i mean

fuckin wut

First fucking Angry Birds, now Tetris? What the actual fuck?

Ratchet & Clank also.

ratchet and clank actually had a fucking plot

how

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do you squeeze ninety minutes of story out of fucking tetris
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Postby The Huskar Social Union » Thu May 19, 2016 1:54 pm

Tokuopolis wrote:Apparently, there will be a Tetris Movie

The only reason i would watch a tetris movie if it was a longer version of this https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hWTFG3J1CP8

Because that is awesome, we all know the actual tetris movie will not be.
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Postby Imperializt Russia » Thu May 19, 2016 1:54 pm

Wisconsin9 wrote:
Imperializt Russia wrote:Ratchet & Clank also.

ratchet and clank actually had a fucking plot

how

the

fuck

do you squeeze ninety minutes of story out of fucking tetris

http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsbeat/article/3 ... -a-trilogy
"sci-fi triology based off tetris", emphasis mine.
Emphasis also to draw away from the world "trilogy".
The company behind the films, Threshold Global Studios, said it would be making more "cross-cultural movies for the global market" in the future.
It also said Tetris was "a perfect first project for this strategy".
A statement said there are plans to film in China and feature Chinese actors but there are no big names attached to the project in an acting or directorial capacity.

WHAT DOES THIS EVEN MEAN
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Postby Jeinasi » Thu May 19, 2016 1:59 pm

Wisconsin9 wrote:
Imperializt Russia wrote:Ratchet & Clank also.

ratchet and clank actually had a fucking plot

how

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do you squeeze ninety minutes of story out of fucking tetris

Poor Producers. I'd cry if I had to make the plot
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Tokuopolis wrote:Apparently, there will be a Tetris Movie

It will be a blockbuster.

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Postby Imperializt Russia » Thu May 19, 2016 2:00 pm

Jeinasi wrote:
Wisconsin9 wrote:ratchet and clank actually had a fucking plot

how

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do you squeeze ninety minutes of story out of fucking tetris

Poor Producers. I'd cry if I had to make the plot

"...and then everyone took drugs and died."
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Postby The Blaatschapen » Thu May 19, 2016 2:34 pm

Tokuopolis wrote:Apparently, there will be a Tetris Movie


It will be a blockbuster.
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Postby Alvecia » Thu May 19, 2016 2:35 pm

The Blaatschapen wrote:
Tokuopolis wrote:Apparently, there will be a Tetris Movie


It will be a blockbuster.

God-fucking-damnit

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Postby Sane Outcasts » Thu May 19, 2016 2:36 pm

Imperializt Russia wrote:
Jeinasi wrote:Poor Producers. I'd cry if I had to make the plot

"...and then everyone took drugs and died."

Still won't be as bad as Pixels.

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Postby Gauthier » Thu May 19, 2016 2:50 pm

Imperializt Russia wrote:
Wisconsin9 wrote:ratchet and clank actually had a fucking plot

how

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fuck

do you squeeze ninety minutes of story out of fucking tetris

http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsbeat/article/3 ... -a-trilogy
"sci-fi triology based off tetris", emphasis mine.
Emphasis also to draw away from the world "trilogy".
The company behind the films, Threshold Global Studios, said it would be making more "cross-cultural movies for the global market" in the future.
It also said Tetris was "a perfect first project for this strategy".
A statement said there are plans to film in China and feature Chinese actors but there are no big names attached to the project in an acting or directorial capacity.

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Postby Communist Xomaniax » Thu May 19, 2016 3:04 pm

Sane Outcasts wrote:
Imperializt Russia wrote:"...and then everyone took drugs and died."

Still won't be as bad as Pixels.

I dunno, Pixels had exactly one good joke.
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Postby Imperializt Russia » Thu May 19, 2016 3:14 pm

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I die.
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Postby Jeinasi » Thu May 19, 2016 3:14 pm

The Blaatschapen wrote:
Tokuopolis wrote:Apparently, there will be a Tetris Movie


It will be a blockbuster.
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Tokuopolis wrote:Apparently, there will be a Tetris Movie

It will be a blockbuster.

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Postby Jeinasi » Thu May 19, 2016 3:15 pm

The Blaatschapen wrote:
Tokuopolis wrote:Apparently, there will be a Tetris Movie


It will be a blockbuster.

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Tokuopolis wrote:Apparently, there will be a Tetris Movie

It will be a blockbuster.

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Postby Mad hatters in jeans » Thu May 19, 2016 3:17 pm

The Blaatschapen wrote:
Tokuopolis wrote:Apparently, there will be a Tetris Movie


It will be a blockbuster.

I think some people watching it will feel a bit boxed in.

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