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Nightshade

Member Since 19 Oct 2006
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In Topic: Destiny 2

07 December 2017 - 12:28 AM

That really sucks for PC players.

Yeah, that later launch seems downright mean now.


In Topic: Battlefront 2

27 November 2017 - 08:33 PM

 

It looks like it's starting to sweep Europe too, so that's nice to see.

 

The counterpoint people might use against it as not gambling (which I don't agree with) is that with gambling as it's currently defined you're putting money into a pot with the known risk of receiving absolutely nothing. With loot crates you will 100% of the time receive something for your purchase even if most of the time it's garbage. I think that's splitting hairs on a technicality, but that's the fight getting rid of this shit is going to face.

I have no idea why people decide to die on this hill, but to add to your point I would argue that gambling is all about risking an outcome you want vs an outcome you don't. Doesn't matter if the result is trash, losing money, or whatever; the fact of the matter is you're risking money to potentially receive the outcome you want. Anything short of receiving that exact outcome you wanted is a state of loss and thus it's gambling by any definition.

That said, the entire practice was built upon the idea of towing a thin line. 


In Topic: Battlefront 2

22 November 2017 - 01:09 AM

EA may have done us all a favor and finally tipped the boat on loot boxes as Chris Lee, a Democrat from Hawaii, is launching a state investigation into predatory practices in gaming.

 

It's been a long time coming and I think the mix of a property like Star Wars, the overstepping of EA's progression design, and just some good ol' fashion Internet mobbing finally started to get the attention of people outside the industry.


In Topic: Battlefront 2

16 November 2017 - 12:00 AM

You have not one, but TWO Episode One posters?!?

Seeing that movie 11 times warped your brain my dude. (Nice house btw)


In Topic: Battlefront 2

14 November 2017 - 04:51 PM

I've been eyeing this TV, which The Wirecutter and several other organizations have recognized as pretty amazing.

I saw one in person and was awe-struck. I have been hovering over purchasing one for approximately a week or two.


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