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Latest Comments by Segata Sanshiro
Valve making steps to address 'off-topic review bombs' on Steam
15 March 2019 at 11:32 pm UTC Likes: 11

I definitely have mixed feelings on the whole review bombing thing.

On the one hand, a bunch of entitled and over-excited little kids (or grown men who behave as such) going on some crusade because their favorite Youtuber told them to really doesn't help anyone. There's games that have years of work put into them and get absolutely panned for no reason. There's often no second chances and with smaller companies it can ruin them.

On the other hand, it's pretty clear to some of the big developers and publishers that they can't get away with some of the abhorrent business practices that they have been able to in the past. In these cases it's often companies throwing their toys out of the pram because they can't get away with carving-out content and charging for it later or pay-to-win nonsense or just making crappy generic games for a quick buck. It's no coincidence that the Epic Store et. al. don't have reviews. How pro-consumer.

Paradox Interactive sale going on Humble Store and Paradox have opened a new studio
7 March 2019 at 10:53 pm UTC

tmtvlHang on, isn't Obsidian owned by Microsoft now? Why can Paradox put PoE on sale?

They're just the publisher for that, presumably that doesn't change if a developer changes hands. There would be a contract for X amount of years signed between Obsidian and Paradox, and Microsoft simply inherits that contract.

Linux Gaming News Punch - Episode 1
25 February 2019 at 12:38 am UTC

Brilliant idea!

Civilization VI: Gathering Storm should see day-1 Linux support tomorrow
14 February 2019 at 5:08 am UTC Likes: 2

wytrabbit
Segata SanshiroExpansion looks great and all, but £35 for DLC??? The base game is £50 for those of us who bought it day-1 and the other expansion (which I still haven't gotten round to buying because of the price) is £25. That's fu**ing nuts, there's no other way to describe that.

I remember the gold old days when you paid £30 for a game and £15 for each expansion and all the little pieces of additional £5 horse armour didn't exist.

I like Civ a lot and VI is pretty decent, but honestly the value for money is abhorrent. For those buying day-1 and paying £110 to have a full game, you're better off waiting a couple of years for a £20 "complete edition" and buy like 5 really decent games to play during that time. There's just no way of justifying that pricetag.

{ Low Price | High Quality | Fast Development Speed }
Choose 2.

It has way more to do with people sitting around rooms calculating pricing models and market demographics than anything to do with game development or the quality of the product. If it were up to a lot of developers, we would get none of those three things and we would still be paying these prices, I mean look at EA.

Civilization VI: Gathering Storm should see day-1 Linux support tomorrow
13 February 2019 at 10:09 pm UTC Likes: 3

Expansion looks great and all, but £35 for DLC??? The base game is £50 for those of us who bought it day-1 and the other expansion (which I still haven't gotten round to buying because of the price) is £25. That's fu**ing nuts, there's no other way to describe that.

I remember the gold old days when you paid £30 for a game and £15 for each expansion and all the little pieces of additional £5 horse armour didn't exist.

I like Civ a lot and VI is pretty decent, but honestly the value for money is abhorrent. For those buying day-1 and paying £110 to have a full game, you're better off waiting a couple of years for a £20 "complete edition" and buy like 5 really decent games to play during that time. There's just no way of justifying that pricetag.

Imperator: Rome release date announced for April with new trailer plus a Paradox Humble Bundle!
5 February 2019 at 10:40 pm UTC Likes: 2

Ughhh just release Victoria III. Hint at it, give a release window. Anything. Still my favorite franchise of theirs, my favorite strategy game and possibly my favorite game. Even the second one feels super dated now and doesn't run on Linux reliably.

Been waiting years for it and at this point, anything else is just a tease.

A quick run over some details from the recent ProtonDB data
3 February 2019 at 7:08 am UTC Likes: 2

Comandante ÑoñardoThese are my platinum reports:

I have more reports to do..

What's the deal with the Metro games? Do they run better with proton or something?

Just over a year after the last main release, Wine 4.0 is officially here
23 January 2019 at 3:14 am UTC Likes: 3

QuoteI was going to make a pun, but I thought it would be in pour taste.

It's getting to a point where I read the Wine articles for these puns instead of the development updates.

Valve have detailed some changes coming to Steam in an overview post
14 January 2019 at 8:06 pm UTC Likes: 2

Overhaul to library would be great. So easy to forget about games and impossible to keep them organized. It's like the 5th time now that my categories have been wiped, so just given up on that.

No need for a grape depression, Wine 4.0 has a fifth release candidate available
5 January 2019 at 1:08 am UTC Likes: 4

The puns just get better and better.

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