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    Except it is gamergate related and it was dragged...

    Except it is gamergate related and it was dragged up by gamergate when everyone else involved (Pinsof aside, natch) had drawn a line under this a very long time ago. This dredging up resulting in an...
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    Severing business ties with someone who threatens...

    Severing business ties with someone who threatens someone you work with is an entirely proportional response and not even vaguely close to someone being treated like a war criminal.
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    Mistakes happen at launches. They just do. You're...

    Mistakes happen at launches. They just do. You're dealing with systems that are imperfect and people who are generally doing fifty things at once. For some perspective here, in this particular case...
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    I have pretty much zero tolerance for death...

    I have pretty much zero tolerance for death threats, really. You just sort of don't do that kind of thing.

    The way I look at it is, you walk around the house or the office or the garden or the...
  5. Nah, probably worth talking about now that some...

    Nah, probably worth talking about now that some of those-who-should-not-be-named decided to harass the trans woman in question yesterday edging her near to suicide but sure, let's worry about...
  6. Yup. Hence all the thinly veiled talk of 'the...

    Yup. Hence all the thinly veiled talk of 'the enemy' and what have you. Just lunacy.
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    That's not really the case. There were small...

    That's not really the case. There were small batches greenlit but they weren't necessarily the Top 100 or from the Top 100. There's lots of ways Valve measure what gets Greenlit but it was never a...
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    Aye! It's up, it's down, it's down, it's up....

    Aye! It's up, it's down, it's down, it's up. Turns out that site traffic isn't constant month to month.
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    Yeah, I know! I've never understood it. It's had...

    Yeah, I know! I've never understood it. It's had a relative percentage of crap games since they opened the gates up in around 2009. It was just very good at burying them a lot of the time.
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    (Alexa are really unreliable, you guys)

    (Alexa are really unreliable, you guys)
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    You know the point of Steam is that Valve have...

    You know the point of Steam is that Valve have always made no bones that they want -all- the games on it, right? Part of the point behind the discovery update is to remove the idea that they're...
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    Right yeah but this is a problem with both Steam...

    Right yeah but this is a problem with both Steam categorisations and videogames in the main. Like, "I don't like RPGs" is a reasonable statement but Steam (even with tags) isn't granular enough to...
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    "Not interested means Steam will not recommend...

    "Not interested means Steam will not recommend this game to you, and will not include it in featured areas. It may still appear in lists such as 'top sellers'"

    There'd be no point at all to it...
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    This is partially how Netflix's recommendation...

    This is partially how Netflix's recommendation engine works. There's a small queue you go through and you don't even have to do it regular but it aims to tune the engine under the hood a bit as well...
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    I loved that The Eidolon devs put that notice...

    I loved that The Eidolon devs put that notice there and Valve didn't interfere. Cheeky gambit but fun.

    But yeah, Humble is filling the void GMG, Gamersgate and what have you should have by,...
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    Sticky: Hehe, aye. Most of mine are from the Bundle Of...

    Hehe, aye. Most of mine are from the Bundle Of Love which didn't come with giftable links.

    We're just the best at bundles.
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    Oh yeah, but the majority of the "best" deals are...

    Oh yeah, but the majority of the "best" deals are either on Steam or replicated there within no time. There isn't the numbers elsewhere to warrant deep discounts *without* discounting on Steam (and...
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    Sticky: Might have skipped over it mentioned earlier but...

    Might have skipped over it mentioned earlier but Humble now lets you see what keys you've got unclaimed in your library.

    Probably more useful if it was taken up by the other bundlers with their...
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    Nothing that hasn't been elsewhere a few days...

    Nothing that hasn't been elsewhere a few days either side though.

    I still suspect that the moment Steam let developers set their own prices, the jig was sort of up for most of the other stores....
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    I suppose they couldn't make Gamefly worse, right?

    I suppose they couldn't make Gamefly worse, right?
  21. Thread: The Silence

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    One of the frustrating things about this is that...

    One of the frustrating things about this is that when you write videogames or you write about videogames you already lay yourself open for a disproportionate amount of shit. I honestly don't know why...
  22. Thread: The Silence

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    An ex of a developer posted a run of chat logs...

    An ex of a developer posted a run of chat logs and stuff to the internet after they'd split up. Internet seized on one of the people the dev stands accused of sleeping with being a games journalist. ...
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    Probably worth mentioning again at this point...

    Probably worth mentioning again at this point that they have 50k banked to be going on with and 4 games still making money on Steam.

    The race to the bottom may be a little overstated here.
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    Oh yeah, totally agree with you. Steam's weird in...

    Oh yeah, totally agree with you. Steam's weird in that without it PC gaming would absolutely be in a right old mess but it's a massively imperfect system and when Valve make mistakes, the ripples...
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    I don't mind attitude, I just wish it was a bit...

    I don't mind attitude, I just wish it was a bit easier to read!

    Couple of disagreements, I suppose. Might of got the wrong end of the stick on a few because a) I'm knackered and b) as rants go,...
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