Official Codex Discord Server

  1. Welcome to rpgcodex.net, a site dedicated to discussing computer based role-playing games in a free and open fashion. We're less strict than other forums, but please refer to the rules.

    "This message is awaiting moderator approval": All new users must pass through our moderation queue before they will be able to post normally. Until your account has "passed" your posts will only be visible to yourself (and moderators) until they are approved. Give us a week to get around to approving / deleting / ignoring your mundane opinion on crap before hassling us about it. Once you have passed the moderation period (think of it as a test), you will be able to post normally, just like all the other retards.
    Dismiss Notice

Vapourware LOL ELECTRONIC ARTS: The EA Thread

Discussion in 'General Gaming' started by Dexter, Mar 5, 2013.

  1. Blaine Cis-Het Oppressor Patron

    Blaine
    Joined:
    Oct 6, 2012
    Messages:
    1,871,755
    Location:
    Roanoke, VA
    Grab the Codex by the pussy
    Well, Reddit is rather strongly anti-EA (the ONLY redeeming quality of Reddit's gaming-related subreddits), so I doubt the moderators would delete it. There have been similar posts in the past purporting to be from EA employees that weren't deleted.
     
    • Brofist Brofist x 1
    ^ Top  
  2. MadMaxHellfire Arcane

    MadMaxHellfire
    Joined:
    Mar 3, 2010
    Messages:
    4,120
    Location:
    Italy
    he said "cheap".
     
    ^ Top  
  3. sea inXile Entertainment Developer

    sea
    Joined:
    May 3, 2011
    Messages:
    5,698
    Depends on how smart EA were about it. Is it like an MMO where almost everything is server-side? Or is it basically just a hard drive + activation check? Either way I'm sure someone will make cracked versions, private servers, etc., just might take a month or two (and they'd probably fix the mechanics along the way too). I wouldn't even be surprised if a butthurt Maxis employee leaks the server files to the community out of spite.
     
    ^ Top  
  4. Brinko Cipher

    Brinko
    Joined:
    May 7, 2012
    Messages:
    882
    ^ Top  
  5. Zewp Arcane

    Zewp
    Joined:
    Sep 30, 2012
    Messages:
    3,495
    Location:
    Das Land des Bieres
    Codex 2013
    You mean like they made cracked servers for Diablo 3?

    Also, yes, calculations are done server-side afaik.
     
    ^ Top  
  6. sea inXile Entertainment Developer

    sea
    Joined:
    May 3, 2011
    Messages:
    5,698
    I like how "consensus" is kind of just a thing you can pull out of your ass. Which critics say this? Which players? What constitutes "great" in this case? What does "fundamentally" mean? What is "fundamentally great" about SimCity? What evidence do you have to back that up? What other qualifications are attached to this claim?
     
    • Brofist Brofist x 3
    ^ Top  
  7. DraQ Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

    DraQ
    Joined:
    Oct 24, 2007
    Messages:
    30,426
    Location:
    Chrząszczyżewoszyce, powiat Łękołody
    If the consensus actually was that it's fundamentally shit, then it would still be a half truth, no?
    :smug:
     
    ^ Top  
  8. MetalCraze Arcane

    MetalCraze
    Joined:
    Jul 3, 2007
    Messages:
    21,104
    Location:
    Urkanistan
    The consensus was that they couldn't even play it.
     
    • Brofist Brofist x 9
    ^ Top  
  9. Yoshiyyahu Arcane Patron

    Yoshiyyahu
    Joined:
    Mar 17, 2012
    Messages:
    1,060
  10. DraQ Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

    DraQ
    Joined:
    Oct 24, 2007
    Messages:
    30,426
    Location:
    Chrząszczyżewoszyce, powiat Łękołody
    Yes, but were they fundamentally unable to play it?
     
    • Brofist Brofist x 1
    ^ Top  
  11. Kirtai Augur

    Kirtai
    Joined:
    Sep 8, 2012
    Messages:
    1,120
    GOG being snide again :)

    Great *DRM-FREE* city-builders: Pharaoh+Cleopatra, Zeus+Poseidon, Stronghold HD (and more!) 50% off @GOGcom http://j.mp/SupStrGOG
     
    ^ Top  
  12. Mortmal Arcane

    Mortmal
    Joined:
    Jun 15, 2009
    Messages:
    5,307
    Most beautiful definition of EA i'v read yet .
     
    ^ Top  
  13. DraQ Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

    DraQ
    Joined:
    Oct 24, 2007
    Messages:
    30,426
    Location:
    Chrząszczyżewoszyce, powiat Łękołody
    May they earn many potato.
    :salute:
     
    • Brofist Brofist x 1
    ^ Top  
  14. Markman da Blitz master Patron

    Markman
    Joined:
    Dec 31, 2002
    Messages:
    3,262
    Location:
    Sthlm, Swe
    Serpent in the Staglands Codex USB, 2014 Shadorwun: Hong Kong
    Well, cheaper version of it. lol
    Second version is the Digital Deluxe and costs 699 SEK. Thats pushing it a bit too much, IMO.
     
    • Brofist Brofist x 1
    ^ Top  
  15. DraQ Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

    DraQ
    Joined:
    Oct 24, 2007
    Messages:
    30,426
    Location:
    Chrząszczyżewoszyce, powiat Łękołody
    At about 600SEK (about 300PLN* IIRC) it's still about twice as expensive as expensive versions here.



    *) Polskich Nowych
    :troll:
     
    ^ Top  
  16. Blaine Cis-Het Oppressor Patron

    Blaine
    Joined:
    Oct 6, 2012
    Messages:
    1,871,755
    Location:
    Roanoke, VA
    Grab the Codex by the pussy
    $95? I know Sweden's (and especially Stockholm's) standard of living and average wage are pretty high up on the list of Western nations, but then again, don't you end up paying something like an 80% tax to keep all those fine socialist programs going?

    $95 for an EA-published game... fuck, I'd rather set fire to $190.
     
    • Brofist Brofist x 2
    ^ Top  
  17. Markman da Blitz master Patron

    Markman
    Joined:
    Dec 31, 2002
    Messages:
    3,262
    Location:
    Sthlm, Swe
    Serpent in the Staglands Codex USB, 2014 Shadorwun: Hong Kong
    Its 25% on all products and services, only food is 12% and newspapers and books are 6%. Thats just the regular VAT.
    You dont wanna know about the rest. :)


    Usually only console games cost a bunch overhere, new high profile PC games cost about 400-500 but theres seems to be some rule that digital versions have to cost more. I saw one of webstores selling the real copy for 500 but Im not touching it till they add offline mode.
     
    • Brofist Brofist x 1
    ^ Top  
  18. Brinko Cipher

    Brinko
    Joined:
    May 7, 2012
    Messages:
    882
    From the Simcity Twitter
    https://twitter.com/simcity/status/310490053803646976
    It's totally all Maxis' fault guise, not holy EA. :roll:
     
    ^ Top  
  19. Ulminati Kamelåså! Patron

    Self-Ejected
    Joined:
    Jun 18, 2010
    Messages:
    20,233
    Location:
    DiNMRK
    ^ Top  
  20. Brinko Cipher

    Brinko
    Joined:
    May 7, 2012
    Messages:
    882
    ^ Top  
  21. FeelTheRads Arcane Patron

    FeelTheRads
    Joined:
    Apr 18, 2008
    Messages:
    12,749
    You can pretty much the EA executioners snapping their whips behind the guy typing that.
     
    ^ Top  
  22. Delterius Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

    Delterius
    Joined:
    Dec 12, 2012
    Messages:
    9,082
    Location:
    Entre a serra e o mar.
    ^ Top  
  23. Average Manatee Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

    Average Manatee
    Joined:
    Jan 7, 2012
    Messages:
    9,756
    Pirates don't waste their time cracking games that no one wants to play.
     
    • Brofist Brofist x 5
    ^ Top  
  24. Xavier0889 Learned

    Xavier0889
    Joined:
    Nov 30, 2012
    Messages:
    318
    [​IMG]
     
    ^ Top  
  25. Data4 Arcane

    Data4
    Joined:
    Sep 11, 2005
    Messages:
    5,120
    Location:
    Over there.
    Where's that damned Michael Jackson munching on popcorn gif when you need it?

    I never realized Sim City would be so entertaining. :D
     
    ^ Top  

(buying stuff via the above buttons helps us pay the hosting bills, thanks!)