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Anakhoresis responded to QDP2 comment in
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Tencent helped the Chinese police arrest 120 PUBG cheat-makersTencent helped the Chinese police arrest 120 PUBG cheat-makers
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Sorry, but what on earth is this?

"eight of the top ten leaderboard spaces are held by accounts who names are accounts on Tencent’s own QQ messaging server"

This is like saying "9/10 top NA players have Facebook accounts" or "7/10 top EU players have Reddit accounts". QQ is a shopping/communications/gaming service larger than Facebook in Eastern Asia (best comparison would be Steam + Facebook + Amazon all combined). To use the argument that it has forum boards possible to share cheats on it is just as bad as arguing that people could have gotten their cheats through Facebook private messages; it's that small a part of what QQ does.

Its great to hear Bluehole are throwing themselves into the fray to fight cheat developers, but whoever wrote that article really is aiming to rile the public rather than share information (note, you left the article name/link blank. Could be worth filling in).
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The point is that Tencent own both companies and therefore have the information easily available to do something about the situation.

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Australian courts say Valve must pay a $3 million fine for "misleading" consumersAustralian courts say Valve must pay a $3 million fine for "misleading" consumers
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Early Access has multiple disclaimers. That point is invalid.

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Can't reply to your other comment, so I'll reply to this one. Again, you keep saying "Early Access" but the case is not about Early Access games.


https://www.accc.gov.au/media-release/full-steam-ahead-accc-institutes-proceedings-against-valve-for-making-alleged-misleading-consumer-guarantee-representations


"The ACCC alleges that Valve made false or misleading representations to Australian customers of Steam that:


-consumers were not entitled to a refund for any games sold by Valve via Steam in any circumstances;"


To repeat, ANY GAMES. There is no mention of "Early Access."

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Australian courts say Valve must pay a $3 million fine for "misleading" consumersAustralian courts say Valve must pay a $3 million fine for "misleading" consumers
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This court ruling is about all of Steam, not just Early Access, so no, not invalid.

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Uh no. Wrong. The court ruling is aimed at the company Steam. The problem was early access where you could buy incomplete games. You can't buy incomplete games outside of early access. You can buy games you may not like, or may not play the way you want but they aren't broken or incomplete. So yes. Still invalid. Why you ask? Because again of the disclaimers on early access and in the steam FAQs. They are not responsible for you not doing your research on a game. Except apparently in Australia because they have the most ridiculous laws for a first world country in all of the world.

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Australian courts say Valve must pay a $3 million fine for "misleading" consumersAustralian courts say Valve must pay a $3 million fine for "misleading" consumers
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It's more to do with whether the product even works, that's where this came from, Valve selling utterly broken products on Steam and refusing to do anything about it.

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Early Access has multiple disclaimers. That point is invalid.

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How to make a Destiny killer: what rivals can learn from Bungie's mistakes with lootHow to make a Destiny killer: what rivals can learn from Bungie's mistakes with loot
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I feel like part of the problem is that no one really knows what an 'endgame' should be like. I don't feel like it was really a thing in gaming (besides MMOs) until fairly recently, suddenly now every game has people asking about the endgame, and really no one can agree on what it should be. If it's too easy, a large group wants it more difficult. If it's too difficult, people want it easier.

Obviously microtransactions don't help, but it would still be a problem without them.Reply
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"I feel like part of the problem is that no one really knows what an 'endgame' should be like."


I agree. I've said similar for years now, and all it seems to accomplish is anger those who pine for it. They don't even know what they're asking for. Very, very few times have I come across someone willing to flesh out what an "endgame" would even be in a particular game.


I think all it serves to be for gamers is an abstract of "Will I always have something to do?" which is a bit unrealistic in my opinion.

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Someone has worked out the penis sizes of World of Warcraft's racesSomeone has worked out the penis sizes of World of Warcraft's races
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The lack of journalistic integrity in this article is severely disappointing. I don't believe for one second that you're sorry in the least bit!
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Horrifyingly cute visual novel Doki Doki Literature Club has surpassed 1 million downloadsHorrifyingly cute visual novel Doki Doki Literature Club has surpassed 1 million downloads
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Have to disagree on that. millions of people play a game and a loud mouth plays a game who got the millions of people to play someone will always claim it was them like politicians always someone ready to claim they did it

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I don't think he's even making the claim about popularising it, I am haha. Not sure how that's relevant. And for sure plenty of people were already playing it, but looking at steamcharts and steam spy, PewDiePie uploaded his first video on the 4th of this month, and there's a fairly sharp uptick in interest thereafter.


Hard to really tell with free games though, really.

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Horrifyingly cute visual novel Doki Doki Literature Club has surpassed 1 million downloadsHorrifyingly cute visual novel Doki Doki Literature Club has surpassed 1 million downloads
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I mean, I assume it's because PewDiePie is playing it. When the most popular Youtuber plays something, other people do too, regardless of why.Reply
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He played it because it was already popular and it was close to 1 million downloads with 90%+ rating.

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I only began to really enjoy Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus when I played it on easyI only began to really enjoy Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus when I played it on easy
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Somewhat related, I get really frustrated playing multiplayer games with my friends because they google everything. We played Don't Starve Together this week, and any moment they didn't know something they would just search it online, and then they would intentionally put themselves in that position. There's no sense of discovery or accomplishment when someone else is doing the work for you, and it was boring for me as a player to have them just know everything immediately.

For me personally, difficulty is along the same lines. I don't have a sense of accomplishment if I play on the easiest difficulty. If other people want to, that's fine, and that's why they're there.Reply
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Yeah - I still remember battling the Angel car in Ridge Racer Revolution for days. No Google help, no Let's Play examples to look at, and no real knowledge of what would happen when I won (I got the car, it turns out). I do love a challenge, I promise, but I've never felt warm and bubbly about bullet sponges.

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