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Wow people. And i'm not saying wow for the same reasons you are. Ryan Davis is dead. DEAD. DEAD. I'm not saying you shouldn't remember him. But don't cling to his memory in an unhealthy manner. The guy that posted that "offensive clip" (like you guys have never posted, or said anything along those lines... but oh wait, you didn't take Ryan Davis' name in vain...) is just as fixated on Ryan Davis as the majority of posters on this site. I come to this site for opinions and blogs about video games. I don't like seeing it turned into the Ryan Davis memorial, and I don't think he would either. The level of grieving that is going on with you guys is distorted, complicated, prolonged, and ultimately unhealthy. I never met the guy, and have only seen a few of his videos, but only a narcacisst would be ok with the type of attention you shower on him, and he didn't seem like that kind of guy to me.
Yeah, because not wanting someone to make a vile and unnecessary comment is TOTALLY the same thing as erecting giant golden statues of Ryan Davis right? We remember Ryan because he was a great man, and he affected a lot of our lives in ways we didn't think was possible. If you think this site is being turned into a "Ryan Davis Memorial" you really need to get some perspective.
I think this looks awesome. A real throwback to the 90's when FPS games put a high priority on being fun and looking SICK. This totally looks like the kind of FPS chaos I can get behind.
Plus, the entire game is free anyway. How do you think Valve can continue to support the game if there was no return of investment?
Its not my responsibility to figure that out.
@noblenerf: I think calling it predatory just makes it even more insidious or evil than it actually is (IMHO) especially in the case with Valve's games since the things you buy with money are mostly cosmetic, very optional, and not at all detrimental to the overall experience. Sure, it is an avenue for them to make money though at the same time you don't even really need to spend money to get those items anyway, you can get them through trading with other people. I know friends who pretty much get around the paying part by pretty much just trading for stuff in regards to the Valve title you mentioned anyway. Plus, from my experience with Dota 2 or TF 2, they don't constantly promote the micotransaction aspect of their games. In fact, most of the stuff you pay for in Dota 2 or TF2 for example, most of that money goes to the designer who made the item/s who is also part of the community. In a way, its a pretty neat ecosystem.
Except for the fact that they constantly push the microtransactions in your face by giving you chests you cant do anything with unless you pay money to do so. They might not be selling gameplay relevant stuff, but they sure as hell push the microtransactions hard in a way that makes me uncomfortable. I really don't care if the money goes to the creators because I think Valve is extremely devious when it comes to trying to fleece people while looking like your best bud who is only looking out for your best interests. As far as trading goes, like a lot of people I don't have the time or dedication to wheel and deal for stuff I want.
I can't believe she called out Brad as the most sexist over Vinny "Cunt" Caravella.
Vinny Caravella is a scholar and a gentleman sir, you take that back!