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@ninnyjams: My theory is it's because Steam allows for refunds now. I wouldn't put it past the likes of Ubisoft to drag their feet when it comes to patches because before they already got their money and could just ignore people complaining.

I wouldn't be surprised if the next buggy Ubisoft release gets addressed a lot faster than in the past due to the new refund system.

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@cactusapple: That is an interesting question. They might take a hit when all the numbers are added up. Not enough to shake up the whole company but people are definitely getting called into their superior's offices.

We won't know for sure the actual financial hit they take until probably after the new year comes. Since we'd have to compare projected sales vs. what they are now giving away and outright halting.

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@billyok: Unless you're referring to the people here at Giant Bomb for giving rave reviews about games broken at launch then you're insulting the wrong people.

Take that anger to the reviews who actually do what you described. Don't lump in the honest reviewers with the bad ones.

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#4  Edited By WiredFolf

@hailinel said:

@viking_funeral said:

The fact that he would abandon any new project that gained traction speaks volumes.

I'm actually a bit surprised, but it's hard to have your hand in a fight you never wanted with constant criticism.

I really wonder how he's going to handle development going forward. Does this mean he'll stop development on any project the moment it starts showing potential as a product?

It does seem a bit backwards. I mean if he's that scared of a future project becoming successful then why even plan to put it out for the public to use in the first place?

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#5  Edited By WiredFolf

@lucifunk: Thank you! That was probably the one element of the story that frustrated me the most. Aiden gets Lena killed and then obsesses over finding her killer even when his sister, Lena's mother, says to stop. Not only does he refuse but gets her kidnapped and destroys their lives. AND SHE IS FUCKING OKAY WITH THAT!!!

I was on the edge of my seat at that goodbye part of the story, begging for her to stare Aiden in the eye and tell him how she hated him for ruining their lives. BUT NOPE!!! It's a mildly bittersweet understanding farewell.

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Let's see... Only two moments really come to mind as honest regret.

First: The Kinect for the 360. I got wrapped up in the hype and bought it shortly after it came out. The only game I thought was actually worth while for it was Dance Central. Everything else was hot garbage. I got maybe a few days worth of using it then just stopped. Then later we got new furniture for the living room and went from small armchairs to bulky, larger ones. Which meant moving stuff out of the way just to get enough room for the Kinect was impossible unless I dragged everything out to the front yard.

Second: The Assassin's Creed 3 Limited Edition. My favor towards the franchise was waning after slogging through Revelations. I honestly thought 3 would be a turning point for the games. So strong was my hope I went ahead and got the expensive LE box set. I never even finished the game it was so boring. Now I have the Conner figure staring at me on my shelf as a reminder of my foolishness.

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#8  Edited By WiredFolf

I'm surprised this hasn't been talked about more here (or maybe I just haven't been looking in the right place)

I'm sure we all remember Senator Yee. He tried to pass a bill a few years ago that would restrict sales of video games deemed 'violent' but was later shot down by the Supreme Court.

Certainly a villain to gamers in general. Now it turns out the anti-gun democrat has been involved with not only accepting bribes to help fund his campaigns but was involved with both drug trafficking and selling guns to terrorists.

Just one article on the subject:

http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2014/04/02/the-gun-running-senator-leland-yee.html

I kind of figured Lee was just using the whole "violent games ruin our kids" ploy to garner votes. Who knew he'd be a total hypocrite and criminal as well?

As it's been pointed out to me, there is another thread on this topic.

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I always get nervous with big systems like this being put into place. I guess I'm just too cynical. I'm giving Youtube the benefit of a doubt that it's doing its best to stay neutral (which is should) while trying to make nice with both independent video producers and major companies. I still can't help but feel unease though, especially with the recent issues that have come up from this ID system.

I guess it boils down to the big companies. I don't actively hate them but I don't fully trust them either. With this Content ID system I just see too much room for abuse. Abuse namely from the execs in charge who want a total strangle-hold on what they do legally own. The whole SOPA ordeal just happened (and hasn't really ended but anyway...) and I just can't help but see some parallel with what Google is doing with Youtube now.

I'm not siding with the Let's Players, if they're serious about their videos they'll find other means to keep doing it. I'm just worried about the new comers. How can we know if this ID system will ruin attempts by people who want to discuss or review TV, movies, games, etc, by using clips from said media? Will these attempts be flagged and taken down because, say, Microsoft didn't like someone using 10 seconds of the Halo theme during a video?

That's what really makes me nervous about stuff like this. We, the average joe's, are expected to trust that these rich and powerful companies won't abuse systems like this. Especially when they'll suffer little to no blow back if they do end up abusing them.

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Hey great, I get a prize for logging in once during October. That would be awesome if I even managed to log in once!