Updated September 24, 2020
This is an in-progress post. I have a lot of material and past writings to go through which could result in me adding to it and refining it over time, though likely not any time soon. But I think the topic is important for the genres and for the quality of experiences which are being made by developers and publishers.
The term RPG comes from the pen-and-paper games where a human serves as a dungeon-master and creates situations for other
US companies heavily sponsored Hitler's rise to power and supplied the Nazis' war preparations to an extent that WW2 would likely not have been possible without the US' support of the Nazis. For one example, by 1942, 1/3rd of all the Nazis' vehicles were made by Ford, while half of the Nazis' vehicles throughout WW2 were made in GM factories (which GM lost control of in 1940), and Standard Oil (today's Exxon and Chevron) continued to supply 13,000 tons oil to the Nazis every month until
Tim Sweeney on buying exclusives:
The creative director of Phoenix Point and CEO of Snapshot Games on their exclusivity deal with EGS:
"Keep in mind that we knew there would be backlash. We knew there would be refunds. If we had to refund 100% of currently pre-orders, we'd still be in the black. We didn't make the decision lightly"
"Obviously I can't go into details about the deal - but it's for a minimum guarantee -
Since May 2018, the management of Facebook's in-practice allowed and posted content policy has been officially guided by Atlantic Council , which is basically the propaganda and disinformation arm of NATO, funded by, among others, the US government and weapons manufacturers, and which is notorious for advocating for war against NATO challengers, calling for acts of terrorism to be committed against NATO challengers like Russia, and for operating social media manipulation projects that falsely
For a long time, there has existed a strange anomaly in the gaming community: The unbalanced and blind perception of Bethesda / ZeniMax as being a 'good-person' developer and publisher. This perception has been held by many of the companies' fans despite all the while the company keeps doing things that contradict that perception. In many ways, Bethesda / ZeniMax have been games industry leaders in scummy, disrespectful, and exploitative lawsuit-happy practices, going back for more than a decade
Updated August 2020
Some of the bottom part of this post is a paste of a message I sent to Steam support following the seemingly-bullying actions of a Steam forum moderator who has been falsely telling people that Steam rents / leases games through their service and doesn't sell them, and who was intolerant of anybody telling them they're wrong. That moderator liked to do things like delete posts and lock any threads where people demonstrated otherwise.
To be clear
Here is the expanded-details OP text for the thread: Facebook is stealthily blocking / hiding posts and post-shares featuring verified information inconvenient to US / UK propaganda
Blocked By Facebook and the Vulnerability of New Media
The person this information comes from, Craig Murray, is a former UK ambassador to Uzbekistan, who is probably most known for whistle-blowing US, UK, and Uzbekistan partnership in torturing people in 2005, and also for deli
This is a perhaps a more eloquent and elaborated presentation of what I was wanting to speak in the thread 7-times Microsoft MVP finds Windows 10 Enterprise collects too much data at minimum, calls for legal action.
The relevant links from that thread are these:
Windows, Spying, and a Twitter Rant
Screenshots showing high levels of contact with Microsoft servers after employing all efforts to stop data-transmission
Additional screenshots of further Microsoft ser
While there are legitimately some things to take into consideration regarding purchasing games from 3rd-party key resellers, I think that there also is some false and exaggerated propaganda being pushed about them by some select neurotic develops who are upset that people aren't paying full dollar for their games.
Firstly, the G2A marketplace does not represent 3rd-party key-resellers - it represents a forum for individuals to sell their keys. Arguments made for or against G2A market
Battlefield 2 / Battlefield 2142
When Gamespy shut down their servers in 2014, people weren't ready to stop playing many of the games that depended on them. So, in the case of Battlefield 2, two different groups of people each decided to set up their own master servers for the game, and provided a free download of the full game + expansions for anyone who wants it. This has been done with the blessing of EA.
Each of these downloads relies on a different master server list
This was originally a post I made in the Tech News forum, and concerns the data-collection of Windows 10.
Nobody has agreed to grant Microsoft rights to their personal data by purchasing or installing Windows - and all data that is personally generated by a person's hardware, their owned software-licenses, their time, and their electricity costs, is their personally-owned data, and represents work that a person's property created, through their owner's personal expense, and time. Further