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News Comments > EU to Allow Digital Software Resales?
94. Re: EU to Allow Digital Software Resales? Jul 5, 2012, 03:36 Kajetan
 
Jerykk wrote on Jul 4, 2012, 19:53:
Bethesda IS a publisher.
I know. Isn't this the beauty of it? Bethesda is, like Valve, in the comfortable position to finance and distribute their own games. They do not need EA or sme other major. Beth and Valve are ... independent!

So, Skyrim is an indie game, not requiring any involvement of a big publisher at all. Just look at that ...
 
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News Comments > EU to Allow Digital Software Resales?
91. Re: EU to Allow Digital Software Resales? Jul 4, 2012, 08:17 Kajetan
 
Jerykk wrote on Jul 4, 2012, 06:37:
Good luck making games like Skyrim, Arkham City, Deus Ex, GTA, etc, without a publisher.
Bethesda was able to make Morrowind and Oblivion and Skyrim without a typical publisher, who prefinanced the whole shebang.

Really, you dont need to have publishers anymore. Start small, be effective, dont grow too fast, keep small & effective teams, keep a focused developement schedule. Make money with your first game, make the second game a little bit bigger. Grow organic, do not explode.

Look at Runic and the production values of TL2. No need for any fucking publisher at all. Look at Hard Reset and it gorgeous destruction orgy. Publisher are on the way out, there are and will be more and more far better alternatives to make a profit with even huge games like GTA.
 
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News Comments > EU to Allow Digital Software Resales?
87. Re: EU to Allow Digital Software Resales? Jul 4, 2012, 01:52 Kajetan
 
Jerykk wrote on Jul 3, 2012, 22:47:
One of the big reasons why publishers are supporting digital distribution is the lack of used sales.
And how does Steam, biggest distribution plattform with digital games lure the customer into buying games the customer cannot resell?

With heavy price drops.

A game costs 40$? Nahh, let's wait for a sale. Only 20$? Nahh, let's wait for 10$. Steam devalues games in the long run. And i dont know if thats what the majors really want.

The purchasing power of the customers stays roughly the same. You cannot spend more on games only because the publisher want that to happen. You resell your old games to free some of your purchasing power to buy new games or you wait for budget releases or sales to buy games for a very low price. Thats how the economy principles and the available purchasing power dictate your consumer behaviour. You cannot spend more than you have. You, the customer, are not the Federal Bank or a state, who can just print more money.

But heck, just fight the reselling market if you, the publisher and stupid dev think you have to do that. Best luck in coping with the consequences.

This comment was edited on Jul 4, 2012, 01:59.
 
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News Comments > EU to Allow Digital Software Resales?
86. Re: EU to Allow Digital Software Resales? Jul 4, 2012, 01:44 Kajetan
 
Devinoch wrote on Jul 3, 2012, 19:42:
"Considerably small budget"? You're kidding, right?
No 10 to 12 mio. dollars is a hoot compared to the outcome. Then look at Bulletstorm, coming from another polish developer with dev costs around 20 mio. dollars.

AAA games are very expensive, because the majors are not able to produce games in an effective, low cost enviroment. Too much people have too much to say. There is too much work on unimportant features which add nothing to the gameplay, catering only to the checkpoints of the feature list marketing pulls out in every meeting.

THIS part of the industry has to go away, because it destroys gaming. Fortunately, it will go away.
 
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News Comments > EU to Allow Digital Software Resales?
58. Re: EU to Allow Digital Software Resales? Jul 3, 2012, 19:30 Kajetan
 
Slashman wrote on Jul 3, 2012, 18:15:
You think a small indie could put out a Just Cause 2 or Skyrim? I'd like to see the 15-man team that could manage that.
Hehe, perfect examples ... i dont like the Just Cause games and Bethesda RPGs i find boring since "Arena"

But when i look at a RPG like "The Witcher", with very high production values, but made for a considerably small budget ... i dont need the majors to get games, which play AND look well. Really, Ubi and EA and ActiBlizz can go to hell. Video gaming will not only survive, but profit from this change in the long run.
 
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News Comments > EU to Allow Digital Software Resales?
51. Re: EU to Allow Digital Software Resales? Jul 3, 2012, 17:50 Kajetan
 
jdreyer wrote on Jul 3, 2012, 17:00:
So, most publishers are really struggling these days, and once the COD and WoW fascination wears off in a couple of years, Acti-Blizz will be too.
Good to hear. THIS part of the industry i gladly like to go away and vanish for good.
 
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News Comments > EU to Allow Digital Software Resales?
44. Re: EU to Allow Digital Software Resales? Jul 3, 2012, 16:23 Kajetan
 
NKD wrote on Jul 3, 2012, 16:13:
Who the fuck is gonna press New?
All those people who buy new games for fullprice to "support" their holy devs?

Then let the publishers have a holdback period on reselling new games for ... a month? Can you live with that? Since the majority off all revenue is generated in the first few weeks, this should be enough to calm their fears.
 
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News Comments > EU to Allow Digital Software Resales?
41. Re: EU to Allow Digital Software Resales? Jul 3, 2012, 16:18 Kajetan
 
SimplyMonk wrote on Jul 3, 2012, 16:08:
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I understand the troubles one can have with Gamestops business practices. But really, the solution to that is to prevent any re-selling at all? Why not just buy Gamestop and have their share of profits.

Videogame publishers (and some devs) are just stupid. The only thing they come up with is once again: Make the life of the customer more miserable! But looking at the majority of the customers publisher have ... well, they deserve it. The emotional dependancy on games is strong enough that publishers can do ANYTHING and still make billions.
 
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News Comments > EU to Allow Digital Software Resales?
38. Re: EU to Allow Digital Software Resales? Jul 3, 2012, 16:02 Kajetan
 
NKD wrote on Jul 3, 2012, 15:57:
To those people I would ask: Where does the developer or publisher make their money in this utopia?
From selling games like they do now.

I am baffled by the level of paranoia and hysteria regarding used games or reselling games. There is a distinct lack of simple economic understanding fueling this paranoia. Used sale are natural part of the videogame industry since its humble beginnings and now, suddenly its worse than piracy? Come on ...
 
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News Comments > EU to Allow Digital Software Resales?
32. Re: EU to Allow Digital Software Resales? Jul 3, 2012, 15:40 Kajetan
 
D_K_night wrote on Jul 3, 2012, 15:29:
So by this EU ruling, I should then be able to to decouple that Batman license from my Steam profile, and transfer the game over to you, correct?
Yes, this is correct. But unfortunately, this ruling comes without an obligation for companies to get rid of DRM aspects preventing this trade. It just says: You, the customer, are allowed to resell the software you just legally downloaded from the internet. It lacks the second part: And you, the company selling these licences, have not the right to prevent that.

Not perfect, but its a start.
 
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News Comments > Clint Hocking Leaves LucasArts
4. Re: Clint Hocking Leaves LucasArts Jun 29, 2012, 16:31 Kajetan
 
Cutter wrote on Jun 29, 2012, 16:26:
They're still around?
Only the name. George Lucas bought this company after he heard they have the same name. He then drove out all people who were able to make excellent games, only to be replaced with some clones and dark jedi, churning out one boring new trilogy SW game after another.
 
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News Comments > Expendables 2 Game Announced
10. Re: Expendables 2 Game Announced Jun 29, 2012, 03:41 Kajetan
 
Panickd wrote on Jun 28, 2012, 20:31:
Wait, what? Was there an "Expendables" 1 game?
No, but there was this: http://www.gog.com/gamecard/expendable
Very entertaining arcade shooter.

 
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News Comments > Diablo III Patch Reduces Item Wear
31. Re: Diablo III Patch Reduces Item Wear Jun 27, 2012, 06:42 Kajetan
 
Julio wrote on Jun 27, 2012, 06:35:
I'm sure the player base is dropping like flies, and Diablo 4 is going to be a tough sell.
If the AH proves to generate a solid revenue stream ... there will be no D4. Blizz will add new content to D3, will update the client, will update the graphics. There is no need for a D4 as long as the AH makes enough money.
 
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News Comments > Risen 2 Demo
15. Re: Risen 2 Demo Jun 25, 2012, 11:26 Kajetan
 
CJ_Parker wrote on Jun 25, 2012, 10:01:
Bullshit. Combat in Skyrim or KoA is way more fleshed out and polished and much deeper than the combat in Risen 2 since you actually need to use a much larger variety of skills and equipment etc.
I can't say much about Skyrim, but the combat in KoA isn't THAT complex.

But it's very satisfying to look at. The animation is gorgeous, the effects are neat. And compared to Risen 2, there is a constant flow in kicking, bashing, mauling, casting, poisoning or shooting your opponent to death. You really have the illusion you've done and achieved something when some giant troll finally slams into the ground. Blamm, GOT YA! HAH! The combat presentation is the only reason i finished KoA.

In Risen 2, you just click to the point where the enemy is registered dead by the game code. So boring!
 
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News Comments > Risen 2 Demo
11. Re: Risen 2 Demo Jun 25, 2012, 01:53 Kajetan
 
Bet wrote on Jun 24, 2012, 22:11:
And the three sets of on-disc DLC!
Which were unlockable with a simple change in the config files ... don't know if it still works after the latest patch, but this was a nice little desaster
 
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News Comments > Digital Diablo III Now Spends 72 Hours as Starter Edition
74. Re: Digital Diablo III Now Spends 72 Hours as Starter Edition Jun 22, 2012, 10:19 Kajetan
 
pagb wrote on Jun 22, 2012, 10:09:
All the haters... all the rage...

BUY IT ELSEWHERE INSTEAD OF BATTLE.NET!

Problem solved.

EDIT: It'll also be cheaper
Says the emotionally addicted gamer. "Just don't provoke him, then he will not slap me. If he does, it's all my fault. All is well, i stand by my man! Oh, how i love him! Til my death will part us."
 
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News Comments > Digital Diablo III Now Spends 72 Hours as Starter Edition
70. Re: Digital Diablo III Now Spends 72 Hours as Starter Edition Jun 22, 2012, 10:02 Kajetan
 
Asmodai wrote on Jun 22, 2012, 09:55:
It's irrational, it's paying to be raped up the ass and claiming to enjoy it.
People are emotionally addicted to some games. They KNOW the company assfucks them with a bloddy nail stick. They KNOW they are being constantly raped and treated like shit. Their reasoning is intact, but still ... they are not able to do anything about it. Because they are addicted. And more and more gaming companies exploit this addiction to the extreme.
 
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News Comments > RAGE DLC Plans?
5. Re: RAGE DLC Plans? Jun 19, 2012, 11:16 Kajetan
 
Quboid wrote on Jun 19, 2012, 11:06:
Does anyone know how well it sold, on different platforms?
According to VGChartz, around 2.5 Mio on 360 and PS3. And i guess about 1 Mio. on the PC through Steam and other digital outlets. Which isn't THAT bad at all. But considering that EA isn't interested in a successor to Bulletstorm with roughly the same numbers, Beth is probably not very pleased.
 
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News Comments > Cyberpunk Learns Learning from The Witcher
20. Re: Cyberpunk Learns Learning from The Witcher Jun 19, 2012, 10:18 Kajetan
 
Cutter wrote on Jun 19, 2012, 09:47:
Oh my stars and garters, people! Marketing speak in gaming should be a second language for you by now.
It sure is. But we will see. And we will pat you on the shoulder, saying Cutter was right as usual ... when Cyberpunk becomes the typical CoD for people, who dont like those complicated ArrrPeeGees, when Cyberpunk becomes a game like Dragon Age 2.

Only then ...

Personally, i expect nothing. I don't even wait. When its released i will play it and if its good i will buy it. Until then, i just ignore it.
 
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News Comments > Cyberpunk Learns Learning from The Witcher
17. Re: Cyberpunk Learns Learning from The Witcher Jun 19, 2012, 04:22 Kajetan
 
Cutter wrote on Jun 18, 2012, 19:51:
So in other words they're dumbing it down for the masses for more sales.
There is a difference between "Explaining something better, to keep complexity high" and "Making everything dumber, so you dont have to explain that much."
 
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