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Braneman responded to Braneman's comment in
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Valve are walking back their visual novel purge, according to devsValve are walking back their visual novel purge, according to devs
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What's that? Watch Dogs 2 has hairy vaginas in it and mature rated games like GTA 5 have an outright strip club? NAH it's not anime tiddy games, we need to deal with real shit.
I actually tried to email Valve about this, I used the form on their contact page and here is what I got back:
"Thank you for contacting Valve. This email address is no longer monitored."Reply
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I actually just checked around about this and apparently an anti porn agency the "NCOS" is behind this with an email write in campaign. At least they're taking credit for it

https://endsexualexploitation.org/pornography/


https://endsexualexploitation.org/articles/victory-steam-remove-sexually-explicit-violent-videogames-platform/

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Vermintide 2’s console release will be good news for PC players, developers say Vermintide 2’s console release will be good news for PC players, developers say
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I'm trying to remember which title had that exact problem, getting released with high-setting options on PC to then be hidden from the menus and later patched out of the game when it came out on PS4 (where the games resolution and asset quality on both XB and PC had to be held behind the PS).

Edit: Was it Watchdogs?

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Yeah I think it was Watch Dogs.

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Vermintide 2’s console release will be good news for PC players, developers say Vermintide 2’s console release will be good news for PC players, developers say
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See what worries me about this is that we'll get a "hard reset redux" problem where the game gets released and looks worse than it did at release five years ago.Reply
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I'm trying to remember which title had that exact problem, getting released with high-setting options on PC to then be hidden from the menus and later patched out of the game when it came out on PS4 (where the games resolution and asset quality on both XB and PC had to be held behind the PS).

Edit: Was it Watchdogs?

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Valve have activated Bluetooth on the Steam Controller. Here’s how to turn it on.Valve have activated Bluetooth on the Steam Controller. Here’s how to turn it on.
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Does this mean I'll still need the dongle on PC? because all I want from it right now is to be able to connect it via Bluetooth.Reply
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If you use the Bluetooth protocol, you won't need the dongle - Valve recommend using the Wifi protocol with the receiver, but they say that if you're using a PC without a free USB port, Bluetooth will work.

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Looks like Bethesda are teasing Rage 2Looks like Bethesda are teasing Rage 2
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They're teasing that they managed to remove all characters, RPG mechanics and QA testing from their next game. It will be a nearly empty minecraft clone with one enemy type that bugs out half the time because they cannot be bothered to bugest anything.
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Another publisher banned from Steam after accusations of fake reviewsAnother publisher banned from Steam after accusations of fake reviews
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I agree with punishing the entire dev team for this, otherwise they could just sacrifice a scapegoat and do this again until they have a history of doing this to interns and such.
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Devolver Digital founder says crunch is the game industry’s “dirty secret”Devolver Digital founder says crunch is the game industry’s “dirty secret”
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This is the kind of thing that causes an outpouring of talent from the industry. People realize that they can not only be paid more they will be respected if they just do programming in another field.Reply
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Game development already has an insanely high churn rate - people last an average of five years in AAA. It's not healthy or sustainable for any industry, let alone one that requires such large pools of creative talent to sustain itself. Devs unionising will be beneficial to devs and audience alike.

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3 Weeks ago
Sea of Thieves had 2 million players in the first month, 283,000 on PCSea of Thieves had 2 million players in the first month, 283,000 on PC
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Well there you go, all you need to do is market a game well and even if you fill it with less content than a steam greenlight asset flip you can make money off of it as long as it looks good on camera.Reply
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Of course :)


But, in this case I do believe that they will slowly build this game up. Maybe PC is so far behind X-Bone because we're far more cautious with new games?

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Braneman commented on
4 Weeks ago
Site aims to rate games based on microtransactionsSite aims to rate games based on microtransactions
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One thing I hope they do is keep the worst ratings somewhere as an "all time low" for this game. So like you have the score now, and then underneath you have the "all time low" so games like BF2 have a reminder years onward that these developers sucked.
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