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#1 Posted by Metal_Mills (3054 posts) -

Well shit. :(

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#3 Posted by Metal_Mills (3054 posts) -

Cheers all!

#4 Posted by Metal_Mills (3054 posts) -

Sorry for the kind of pointless thread but did the raid ever happen that they spoke about? I thought I heard it was going to be archived but I haven't seen it. Has it happened yet or was it delayed?

#5 Posted by Metal_Mills (3054 posts) -

That looks like a graphics card issue. Are drivers up to date? Update them if you haven't. Check the temps too.

#6 Posted by Metal_Mills (3054 posts) -

@rowr said:

This company is ridiculous.

Can anyone think of another company that has scrapped more years of work accumulated across multiple titles?

I feel like companies like blizzard and bungie and valve who just made fucking buckets on previous titles and services probably get 20 percent of the work done in a day that any other developer does. I mean good on them i guess but jesus it would be nice if they released some full games from time to time.

When you've made the highest grossing game of all time with over $10 billion from one game you can do what you want.

#7 Edited by Metal_Mills (3054 posts) -

http://www.polygon.com/2014/9/23/6833953/blizzard-cancels-titan-next-gen-mmo-pc http://www.polygon.com/2014/9/23/6833953/blizzard-cancels-titan-next-gen-mmo-pc

Blizzard has officially canceled development on its mysterious next-generation massively multiplayer game Titan. The company confirmed the news to Polygon in a recent interview.

This revelation comes after at least seven years in development and word last year that the developer was going back to the drawing board to reevaluate the project.

What was it though? Tell us Blizzard! What was Titan?!

#8 Posted by Metal_Mills (3054 posts) -

@metal_mills said:

@joshwent said:

I'm increasingly saddened to see folks welcome government intervention and litigation in a private company's policies with open arms. But I understand. If you want something done, you're happy to have the biggest unimpeachable bully in the room on your side.

Just don't complain when that behemoth crushes something you didn't want it to. You created it.

Look at the anti-consumer hell America has become and you see why countries impose these laws. It's to protect people from companies selling and trading garbage without anyone stopping them. The ACCC does a lot of good when it comes to consumer rights.

Anti-consumer? You not knowing what you're buying isn't anti-consumer, that's your ignorance. It should be on the consumer to educate themselves or to seek out establishments who have the capacity to educate them on products they are interested in. Having worked in certain retail channels, I can assure you that consumers get away with way more than they ever should be able to because they are idiots or ignored staff members or just wanted to cause trouble. Consumers are entitled assholes in this country and it's because things tend to favor them. Not even because of legislation but because of self-regulation and policy.

If you buy a game on day 1 and it's completely broken, unplayable, or they've deceived you in some way then you deserve a refund. That has nothing to do with ignorance. The law doesn't say you can return just because you're bored of it. It has to be faulty or not as described which is completely fair. If you ordered a steak and they gave you a burger patty on a plate would you send it back or not say anything? I work in retail too and this has nothing to do with what you can get away with, it's not letting COMPANIES get away with even worse.

#9 Posted by Metal_Mills (3054 posts) -

@joshwent said:

I'm increasingly saddened to see folks welcome government intervention and litigation in a private company's policies with open arms. But I understand. If you want something done, you're happy to have the biggest unimpeachable bully in the room on your side.

Just don't complain when that behemoth crushes something you didn't want it to. You created it.

Look at the anti-consumer hell America has become and you see why countries impose these laws. It's to protect people from companies selling and trading garbage without anyone stopping them. The ACCC does a lot of good when it comes to consumer rights.

#10 Posted by Metal_Mills (3054 posts) -

http://www.kotaku.com.au/2014/08/the-accc-is-suing-valve/

Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) is suing Valve over its refund policy, which it claims is operating in breach of the Australian Consumer Law.

The issue, it appears, centres around its refund policy. Valve apparently does not provide refunds of any kind and the ACCC is taking issue with this, considering it goes directly against Australian consumer law.

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Valve replies: http://www.kotaku.com.au/2014/08/valve-responds-to-being-sued-by-the-accc/

“We are making every effort to cooperate with the Australian officials on this matter,” said Doug Lombardi, “while continuing to provide Steam services to our customers across the world, including Australian gamers.”

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This is great. It's pretty open and shut and ACCC does good stuff. I hope this pushes Valve to impliment a refund policy for everyone. Sorru for bad formatting I'm on my phone.