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Comment Re:Cheating at Tournaments (Score 3, Interesting) 105

I must admit I still play the CS:GO regularly.

I have also played with and against cheaters quite regularly and have been told through the in-game menu that players I have played with in previous matches have been permanently banned for cheating and had my match statistics readjusted to reflect that, as it seems matches with cheaters get voided.

It's really annoying, and especially when it gets really evident like when you sneak towards a corner making no sounds and the guy around just knows you are getting close and starts prefiring. This happens way more often than it should, and reporting users seems not to work.

Comment Re:Uh oh, baby being thrown out with the bathwater (Score 2) 99

Making graffix for games is what takes the most time now, and most indie devs either make terribly scoped pixel platformers (99% total dev time on sprites), or whatever they can get their hands on/get around to pass as graffix to present their game in order to save time and money. There must be some leniency to this, as long as it is not stealing.

Comment Re:Possibly good news (Score 5, Interesting) 99

As a poor indie-dev if I have to pay up to four digits to get my game out there it will not happen. I have already passed Greenlight once and sold over 20000 copies on Steam, but as I also have to charge very little for my games a $5000 entry fee would eat up a lot of its income. This could kill a lot of serious submitters as well. What I hope is that they do it like Android and to some degree Apple (they're dinosaurs now), with a lower submission fee but with more weight on accountability. Then again, if they make it easier for people to get exposed to your crowdfunding campaign, that would help too, because right now all I see is crowdfunding campaigns just to afford the entry fee.

Comment Re:this happens in most mature markets (Score 2) 108

Exactly this. The Internet is becoming more standard and everyday than it ever was before, meaning that those who got in early and managed to capitalise are the winners. Look at the car industry for a comparison. There's only Tesla that's a new company that's formed in recent times. This is about to happen to the Internets as well, and it's not even rumours.

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