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Comment Re:50 hours of crap. (Score 3, Interesting) 264

For those who have someone escaped the drama associated with NMS and want to learn what all the fuss is about, this review does a great job of explaining - not just listing the missing features, but showing the emotional impact it had on fans who were incredibly hyped for the game.

There are some scam games on Steam that are designed to last two hours to get past the refund limit.

No Man's Sky is one of these.

I think that may be accidental - at least, I don't credit the devs with the skill to cook that up. The problem here is that the game is missing nearly every promised feature, but there's no way to discover that until you leave the first planet. Then it all turns to shit. The timing, specifically, was likely a coincidence, but Hello Games definitely knew what they were shitting out.

Also, the game crashes frequently even on console, but it can go hours between crashes. For PC, we're used to that sort of shit, and while I think that's still worth a refund, you wouldn't get mass outrage. On the console OTOH, Just Works (TM) is the freaking point of console games.

Still, had the game not been missing almost every promised feature, I think the player base would have been content to wait for a patch to fix the crashes.

Comment Re:It's Sony - duh (Score 4, Insightful) 264

50 hours? No way.

You could spend 50 hours in NMS just looking for any of the 100 missing promised features. Sure it's not all a lie? Surely it's there somewhere? Dammit.

The marketing for this product was likely illegal under most nations' consumer protection laws - heck, it was so blatant that even under US law they probably crossed the line. When a product is "not fit for purpose", playtime isn't a relevant factor. If Sony's giving refunds, it's only because their legal team told them to stay clear of fraud. I'll give Steam credit for actually caring about customer trust.

Comment No Fools' Cry (Score 0, Flamebait) 264

Internet fanboys buy into hype, then cry when their childlike foolishness leads them to disappointment and regret. Childlike entitlement kicks in and tantrums follow. It happens over and over, year after year.

It's a game about exploration and discovery. Were they supposed to give you a comprehensive list of everything that could possibly happen in the game before you bought it? A grownup would either wait and buy the game after reading enough reviews to make a wise decision, or take a gamble and pre-order and accept that gambles sometimes pay off and sometimes don't.

Don't you people get tired of acting like children? Why not just grow up and stop making things worse for yourself and the people around you?

And don't the rest of you get tired of these people who are old enough to be grownups demanding to be indulged in their foolishness like 10-year-olds? Why not tell them to grow up instead of indulging their ongoing foolishness?

Comment Re:You have no rights when applying for entry to a (Score 1) 197

All constitutional rights (unless otherwise indicated) apply to US Nationals.

Nope. Go read the bill of rights. None of those amendments say "unless you're not a citizen."

-jcr

Nope, it says we the people. There is a big discussion about this in the federalist papers. The Bill of Rights were put in specifically to say what the government can't do to the citizens. Such as take their guns from them. Such as silencing the press. Such as making them a witness against themselves.

Take the liberal crap elsewhere. You probably also think a child born in the US is automatically a US Citizen as well. That's not true. More leftist fairy dust.

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