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1 Week ago
Keys scammed by email are legit "because they come from the developers", say G2AKeys scammed by email are legit "because they come from the developers", say G2A
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What G2A needs to do is implement some sort of mechanism to allow developers to vet keys that are sold on the market. That is all.

Still on this, I can't understand something. G2A is an open-ish market, people can sell keys obtained from various sources. So:

- I can buy a key when it is on discount and resell it on G2A at a higher price, but still under it's full price.
- I can buy a key in a region where prices are lower due to the local purchasing power being far lower and sell it on G2A for "western" prices.
- I can sell a key that I no longer want. Reasons vary, from being gifted to me, buying a game I already had though a bundle, etc.

Some of these are shady practices no doubt, but I don't see how they directly hurt the developer. In all cases the developer received the pay they originally requested. Yes, you can argue that someone in UK should pay UK prices, but honestly this is a weak argument. We live in a time were information is global, all sorts of region locks are impossible to enforce and in most cases are detrimental to customers. Also, I would like to see someone prove that the UK customer that bought a key from a different region would have bought an UK key if the cheaper key was not available.

- keys "scammed" from developers by pretending to be an youtuber, reviewer, press, etc.

Yeah, these should be stopped from being resold, as the developer hasn't received any payment. The developer hasn't asked for a payment though, but the fact that the they were given based on faking an identity makes them illegal.

A worrying argument I keep hearing, and that I can't understand, is about key being bought with stolen credit cards. How I see this is:

- someone gains access to a credit card number and uses it to buy keys. At this point the developer is probably paid a fraction of the purchase, the rest being send to the retailer, publisher, etc.
- the true owner of the credit card notices the transactions. He or she contacts the bank and the bank attempts to recover the money by issuing chargebacks. Now it gets fuzzy for me. Who is chargedback? Probably, the retailer, so lets say Steam. Steam keeps the cut they received from the original transaction and dumps the chargeback on the developer?

Is someone can explain, please do.
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1 Week ago
Mind-Worm mount unearthed by World of Warcraft's secret hunters after two weeksMind-Worm mount unearthed by World of Warcraft's secret hunters after two weeks
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First thing interesting I've read about WoW in ages :)
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Aever commented on
2 Weeks ago
A definitive ranking of all the Mass Effect games, from worst to bestA definitive ranking of all the Mass Effect games, from worst to best
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I was expecting 4-3-2-1 honestly, but after a bit of thought I would go with 4-3-1-2. Honestly the game is getting worse with each iteration, turning from an RPG to some sort of action game with forgettable characters and weak story.

3 is where the turn to action starts to become obvious. Big battles which honestly feel kind of MMORPG-ish, with phases and everything. And then there is the ending, which for anyone that was there for the RPG and the story, felt like a B movie sort of ending.
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2 Weeks ago
CD Projekt Red address trademark of the word “Cyberpunk”, say there's no “evil plan”CD Projekt Red address trademark of the word “Cyberpunk”, say there's no “evil plan”
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So ... lets register a very generic word, but it's OK, trust us we won't come after any other game that happens to have that word anywhere in the title? lol, reality check, this is a ridiculous TM claim that should be binned on sight.

Also, shows off just how dumb the entire system really is.
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Mass Effect: Andromeda cracked in less than two weeks despite Denuvo and OriginMass Effect: Andromeda cracked in less than two weeks despite Denuvo and Origin
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For the love of God, please stop using all these heavy-handed approaches to combat piracy. All are at a point where they're more of an inconvenience to legit customer than a deterrence to pirates. I don't want all sort of crap installed on my computer, doing God knows what without my consent or even knowledge. I don't want to depend on crap online DRM to be able to play my otherwise entirely offline games. Because that's what I get right now for being a paying customer ....Reply
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Exactly. To me this is good news so maybe we can get rid of these copy protection things that hinder my enjoyment.

Luckily we have some games on GOG.

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1 Month ago
Destiny 2: release date, PC port, trailer, beta, story - everything we knowDestiny 2: release date, PC port, trailer, beta, story - everything we know
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Who cares? I watched some gameplay video on YouTube of the first one and it's a console-y grind shooter with no interesting context to any of your actions. Bungie employed psychologists to help them design a game that would get players addicted without delivering any actual meaningful content. What a joke.

Destiny has nothing else going for it. The sequel won't change the formula. Warframe is better, it's on PC and it's FREE.
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Ehm, because Warframe is not a grind fest at all ...

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2 Months ago
Cheat makers Bossland ordered to pay Blizzard $8.6 million for copyright infringementCheat makers Bossland ordered to pay Blizzard $8.6 million for copyright infringement
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I tend to agree. This seems like Blizzard attempting to brute force the shutdown of this "tool". Maybe they should focus on making their games more secure instead?


On the other hand, a lot of games these days come with anti-cheating tools, which can be best described as rootkits. If I was to chose between having a rootkit forcefully installed on my machine or having slimy lawyers fighting shady developers ... I think I know which option I would chose.

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Let's be fair here. Blizzard are CONSTANTLY making their games more secure, but these tools require memory manipulation and aren't easy to catch unless you aggressively scan the client running them. If Blizzard did that to your PC you'd flip your shit as it's an invasion of privacy.


Honorbuddy users get caught in a banwave every 1-4 Months.


There was one in (I think) August last year, one in November and there was one today - and the last two were after Honorbuddy's supposedly improved bot detection detector.


It seems like if you're using Honorbuddy at any point you're basically risking getting caught in a banwave and it seems almost certain that getting caught is detection of the bot as opposed to being reported as lots of very careful botters get caught in these banwaves too.

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4 Months ago
We played and wrote about every single game we were sent in a weekWe played and wrote about every single game we were sent in a week
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I'd also like this to become a regular thing. There are so many games around and I like any kind of "bird's eye view" over what's out there and good.


Book of Demons looks absolutely beautiful. It's on my watch list now. Cheers.

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I really enjoyed what I played of it, so I'm glad to hear it caught your attention.

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5 Months ago
57% of gamers are running on AMD Radeon graphics57% of gamers are running on AMD Radeon graphics
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Kind of, yes. But to get the full picture, you need to take into account non-gaming PCs, which no one knows what hardware they use.


But then .. 57% market share, assuming that's all consoles, that means that PC has 43% of the games market?

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PC actually has far more of the market than that. The 57% Radeon hardware percentage already takes into account AMD PC users, so if you take the JPR report figures as gospel, with a total of 410 million PC gamer GPUs in the world and 307 million AMD console GPUs, the PC has 57% of the total gaming market.


But even then that's an estimate so if could be even higher. PC FTW, eh?

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6 Months ago
World of Warcraft legacy server Nostalrius returns on December 17World of Warcraft legacy server Nostalrius returns on December 17
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Or you can host your site in a country in which Blizzard can't touch you. There are plenty of "exotic" locations in which US companies can't bully you.

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yes then the host is out of reach, but if you still live in america (or other similar country) you are still in a place they can put a target on your back.


yes it stops them actively taking the site down, but you are still running the site and still live in a country you can be held acountable. unless of course you are also going to move to a country where they can't come after you but that seems a bit excessive.


just look at the people who ran pirate bay, servers were in these safe havens they were in one of the norse countries, in the end they went to jail in their home country and were forced to close down the site.

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Aever replied to 11 questions on the World of Warships Review
9 Months ago
World of Warships review snippet How does World of Warships run on your PC?
Reasonably well, the game feels much better optimized than WoT. I would expect better framerates though, since the graphics aren't spectacular and the action is fairly slow.
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Aever replied to 4 questions on the Darkest Dungeon Review
1 Year ago
Darkest Dungeon review snippet Would you back another game by %%developer%%?
Let's just say I haven't seen in DD any reason not to. Bu then again, I'll judge any game from them on its own merits, not those of DD.
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Aever replied to 21 questions on the Fallout 4 Review
1 Year ago
Fallout 4 review snippet Is Fallout 4 grindy?
No, it's not grindy, unless you really try to turn it into a grind. Play it as it is supposed to be played and even a bit more and it doesn't have any sort of grind in it.
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