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News Comments > On Trine 3's Length and Future
14. Re: On Trine 3's Length and Future Aug 22, 2015, 22:50 Creston
 
jdreyer wrote on Aug 22, 2015, 13:59:
I feel bad for these guys, they're one of the good guys.

Yeah, though I'm normally very skeptical, in the case of FrozenByte I do believe them, and so it's a very unfortunate set of events. I've very much enjoyed their games, Shadowgrounds was awesome, and Trine and Trine 2 were a lot of fun, but a puzzle game with 4-5 hours of content doesn't really strike me as all that great...

I hope this doesn't put them out of business...
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
1. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 22, 2015, 12:02 Creston
 
Poor Otis.
 
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News Comments > Evening Safety Dance
11. Re: Evening Safety Dance Aug 22, 2015, 11:58 Creston
 
How is this different from what it is today? Most updates just say "this update fixes shit."

Can you no longer go to their update website and find out more details?
 
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News Comments > 220M Grand Theft Auto Games Sold
12. Re: 220M Grand Theft Auto Games Sold Aug 22, 2015, 11:55 Creston
 
Yes yes, give us GTA6 already  
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News Comments > Batman: Arkham Knight PC Patch in Testing
17. Re: Batman: Arkham Knight PC Patch in Testing Aug 21, 2015, 16:57 Creston
 
Krovven wrote on Aug 21, 2015, 15:49:
Maybe one day we'll get the behind the scenes dirt.

I'm pretty sure it went something like this:
"Let's spend 12 bucks on the PC port. Fuck those asshole pirates! Put some nice screenshots up so we get lots of preorders, and then deliver a giant piece of shit. We'll be rolling in cash!"
"Sir, everyone is demanding a refund on Steam! And Steam is now granting them!"
"GODDAMMIT!"
 
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News Comments > Some Star Citizen Refunds
47. Re: Some Star Citizen Refunds Aug 21, 2015, 16:49 Creston
 
theyarecomingforyou wrote on Aug 21, 2015, 15:36:
uch to license the music. There are 240 licensed songs in GTA5 and, according to ASCAP, the upper limit for licensing is typically around $20,000 per song - assuming all were that much it would amount to $4.8m. In reality some were probably a lot cheaper and some more expensive, so $5m is a reasonable estimate.

Like I said, I can't remember where I read it, and a quick google search doesn't turn up anything but that 20K number, so I may well be wrong. (or remember 50 million when they'd said 5 million.)

5 million seem low, though, for a game that's sold... what, 52 million copies? 10 cents per copy for all the songs? I was not under the impression the RIAA was that generous.
 
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News Comments > Some Star Citizen Refunds
28. Re: Some Star Citizen Refunds Aug 21, 2015, 12:58 Creston
 
panbient wrote on Aug 21, 2015, 12:01:
RedEye9 wrote on Aug 21, 2015, 11:21:

Wiki, GTA5 development costs 137 million plus 128 million for marketing.
The more you know... Everyone happy now?

And how much of either piece went to licensing music for all the radio stations?

Seriously though, I've always been curious about it.

I can't remember where I read it, but it was estimated to be around $40-50 million for the music licenses. That undoubtedly has increased for the PC/PS4/Xbone versions since they have a lot more music.
 
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News Comments > Cities: Skylines After Dark Next Month
4. Re: Cities: Skylines After Dark Next Month Aug 21, 2015, 10:51 Creston
 
BurNinG wrote on Aug 21, 2015, 03:05:
I wonder how big the team was that created Sim City 5.

It was 1 graphics guy, 2 programmers, the bearded dude from Maxis, 287 EA producers and 700 marketing monkeys.
 
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News Comments > Some Star Citizen Refunds
9. Re: Some Star Citizen Refunds Aug 21, 2015, 10:46 Creston
 
It makes more sense for them to give refunds than to have these people constantly around grumbling all the time.

That said, it can't help with the cash flow. I still think they are going to run out of money before anything like what was promised has been delivered.
 
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News Comments > Shadowrun: Hong Kong Released
13. Re: Shadowrun: Hong Kong Released Aug 20, 2015, 22:18 Creston
 
Tipsy McStagger wrote on Aug 20, 2015, 19:13:
Gotta say, Witcher 3 is a pretty solid game but I found one thing lacking.. In any good book or movie, they develop the antagonist well. In Witcher 3, they did a pretty piss poor job of developing the main antagonists Caranthir, Eredin and ok job developing Imlerith. Instead, they focused more on the protagonists like Triss, Yennefer, Zoltan, Dandelion and more on sub antanogists like Emyhr and Radovid..

Spoilers dude!

I don't mind it that much, to be honest. The interactions with Yen and Tris are awesome, so I much prefer that they focused on that rather than explaining too much WHY the wild hunt are the way they are. The wild hunt is a force of nature, like a tornado. It just is.

Give me more banter with cool sorceresses.

As for Shadowrun: Hong Kong. Playing this tonight and really looking forward to it.

 
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News Comments > Shadowrun: Hong Kong Released
10. Re: Shadowrun: Hong Kong Released Aug 20, 2015, 17:19 Creston
 
Sweet. It's next on my list after the Witcher.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
15. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 20, 2015, 13:41 Creston
 
PHJF wrote on Aug 20, 2015, 13:06:
Martian was one of a handful of my reads based on Amazon user popularity, which quickly turned out to be an awful way to find new novels. The recurring theme amongst high-ranking Amazon novels is they all come across as YA, which I don't have the stomach for. It makes sense since the Kindle demo is probably skewed massively toward the young that came of age with Harry Potter.

Definitely not for the YA.

Thank me later.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
18. Re: Op Ed Aug 20, 2015, 13:39 Creston
 
AdamK47 wrote on Aug 20, 2015, 13:32:
What a horribly bad article. It's almost as if The Escapist told the author to write something that vaguely had some semblace to the topic at hand and post it anyway. The guy was obviously clueless about what to write.

It's called Trolling For Clicks, and you fell for it, unfortunately.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
36. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 20, 2015, 12:08 Creston
 
InBlack wrote on Aug 20, 2015, 09:46:
Everyone has roaches. People who think they don't have roaches are just living in denial.

Or they clean their place.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
10. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 20, 2015, 12:02 Creston
 
Kxmode wrote on Aug 20, 2015, 11:46:
GOG is having a weekend promo: 13 Classic D&Ds - up to 80% off. Excited

Sweet, thanks for the linkies.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
2. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 20, 2015, 10:13 Creston
 
Hot DAMN, "The Martian" looks good!  
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News Comments > Op Ed
6. Re: Op Ed Aug 20, 2015, 10:07 Creston
 
Pointless clickbait article is pointless clickbait. Please do not click it. The Escapist is a terrible shithole at the ass-end of the internet.  
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News Comments > XCOM 2 Trailer
4. Re: XCOM 2 Trailer Aug 20, 2015, 10:06 Creston
 
Task wrote on Aug 20, 2015, 10:02:
Don't jinx it. Todd Howard might get wind, see that XCOM needs first person for 'immersion' and buy up the IP.

Yes, because Bethesda has been so massively known for that. I think you're probably confusing him with EA...

 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
21. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 19, 2015, 16:29 Creston
 
PHJF wrote on Aug 19, 2015, 13:29:
Potatoes kept sitting on the counter keep for a significantly long time, and have the benefit of being unable to spoil surreptitiously. Each passing day left uneaten only strengthens their resolve. A point comes where one cannot so much as pass by without sensing a prickling upon the nape, the very gaze of the starchy orbs a palpable and increasingly disconcerting force not to be ignored except at one's peril. The very air seems tinged and dulled as it by the wraiths of a thousand long-dead Irishmen (THAS A BANNY POTAY-TOE!), waiting eternal for the potato that never was, judging always judging you as you ignore the veritable bounty of potatoes upon your counter top. The choice is simple: eat your potatoes, or be driven mad by unbearable guilt.

o_O

 
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News Comments > Morning Crowdfunding Roundup
5. Re: Morning Crowdfunding Roundup Aug 19, 2015, 15:59 Creston
 
If it makes it, I give it a week before Codemasters starts bitching that GRIP is too much like GRID, and they have to change their name.

It does look cool. 400K in 21 days. It's possible. they need to get some big mentions from PA or something.

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