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Signed On Feb 6, 2004, 13:18
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News Comments > Uplay Patched
18. Re: Uplay Patched Jul 31, 2012, 04:09 Kajetan
 
Prez wrote on Jul 31, 2012, 00:45:
I just don't see how it's possible that this uplay garbage is NOT hurting sales.
According to Pachter Ubisofts PC sales plummeted since introduction of UbiPlay. Sadly we dont have numbers to support this rumor.
 
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News Comments > Ubisoft uPlay Security Flaw
17. Re: Ubisoft uPlay Security Flaw Jul 30, 2012, 14:03 Kajetan
 
SimplyMonk wrote on Jul 30, 2012, 13:53:
Actively pirate them? Make a bunch of of real looking "Assassin Creed: Brotherhood" CDs with pirated versions on them and leave them lying around at playgrounds, subways, internet cafes, Starbucks.
This, sir, this is not that bad an idea
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
30. Re: Steam Top 10 Jul 30, 2012, 10:36 Kajetan
 
Dev wrote on Jul 30, 2012, 10:02:
BTW, this same thing shows up with Baen books. They put free ebook versions of #1 in most of their sci fi series, and sometimes rotate other books for free, and everytime they do, they increase sales of the PHYSICAL books. Not just of the others in the series, but of that #1 that they are giving away free as well.
Cory Doctorow puts his books on his homepage for free. His printed books have been seen several reprints. Other writers experience the same. A massive increase in revenue after releasing one, a few or all books on the net for free.

Monthy Phyton experienced masive increases in sales after starting the Official MP Youtube channel, where they released their material in a very good video and audio quality.

Publishers should try the "pay what you want" model or even release some games for free, but also offering a commercial version. I guess, they will be surprised ...
 
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News Comments > Sunday Consolidation
11. Re: Romero Jul 30, 2012, 06:17 Kajetan
 
Fantaz wrote on Jul 30, 2012, 02:46:
./ no less. But we don't hear about John Carmack speculating on the future of Ouya
Do we want to hear Carmack speculate on this or that? Carmack also isn't in touch with the current state of gaming. He's a techie, not a designer or even a salesman and considering how much idtech5 sucked on the PC, i guess he isnt even in touch with the current state of tech anymore.
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
25. Re: Steam Top 10 Jul 30, 2012, 05:16 Kajetan
 
Dev wrote on Jul 29, 2012, 21:44:
BTW, the interesting part is you might think everyone who wanted skyrim would have jumped on it at the 50% off sale, but there's STILL demand for it at full price.
Thats the thing Valve and others pointed out several times now.

Sales do NOT devalue a game.
Instead sales even increase the number of units sold for normal price AFTER the sale has ended.
 
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News Comments > Diablo III Exploit Hotfixes
23. Re: Diablo III Exploit Hotfixes Jul 27, 2012, 15:13 Kajetan
 
eunichron wrote on Jul 27, 2012, 14:23:
RailWizard wrote on Jul 27, 2012, 13:46:
..or they could just nuke japan

We already did that in the '40s. It didn't help.
Then don't stop after two cities. Bomb JAPAN, not only two cities! Good god, do we have to explain everything?

 
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News Comments > GameStop Interested in Digital Resales
26. Re: GameStop Interested in Digital Resales Jul 27, 2012, 03:47 Kajetan
 
TheEmissary wrote on Jul 26, 2012, 20:58:
Only problem with this is that a digital product doesn't degrade like a physical product does.
No, it obviously doesn't degrade physically. But digital content quickly looses worth after the first few months, because there is already the next big thing available. Then there are budget sales and Gold or GOTY versions and so on. The industry devalues their own products very, very quickly.

This comment was edited on Jul 27, 2012, 05:16.
 
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News Comments > Quoteworthy - "Windows 8 is a Catastrophe" - Gabe Newell
120. Re: Quoteworthy - Jul 26, 2012, 06:27 Kajetan
 
anders wrote on Jul 26, 2012, 05:45:
I cannot see any business using it.
Companies will not use W8. Ever.

Most of them are still using XP (or even W2K) and are slowly starting to upgrade to W7 because the support for XP ends in two years. W8 is NOT intended as a business OS. Its a quickshot aimed at the tablet market where MS hopes to secure a considerable share by forcing consumers to use Metro.

I guess W9 will have a fully optional UI. Maybe the first service pack for W8 will do that. To save W8 when MS still has the chance to turn things around.
 
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News Comments > Serious Sam 3: BFE Linux Plans
7. Re: RE: Follow up Jul 25, 2012, 04:24 Kajetan
 
ViRGE wrote on Jul 25, 2012, 04:17:
We've been here before back in the 1999-2001, and it didn't end so well for Loki Games.
True. But Loki Games had not the user base Valve has now with Steam. The chances of success are much bigger now.
 
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News Comments > Minecraft Patent Lawsuit
5. Re: Minecraft Patent Lawsuit Jul 22, 2012, 16:07 Kajetan
 
Dev wrote on Jul 22, 2012, 15:51:
That last line is just giving ammo to his opponent.
What ammo?
 
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News Comments > Dead Space 3 Co-op & Scariness
21. Re: Dead Space 3 Co-op & Scariness Jul 20, 2012, 15:51 Kajetan
 
shihonage wrote on Jul 20, 2012, 14:58:
I guess the problem is that I do not see the inherent value in the concept of a "horror franchise".
You do not, others do. Different people, different taste, you know


Horror is not gameplay.
Yes, it isn't. Its a setting. A setting to which gameplay has to fit to make the setting work

You can't fine-tune it to work well for everyone. It is highly subjective.
That is why horror games are for people, who like that kind of game. I dont, but that's not the point. EA is destroying a brand because they desperately NEEEEEEEED revenue. DS3 is targeted for 5 mio. units to be sold. Which does not happen with a horror game, i understand that. For that to accomplish you need a mass appeal action game.

So, why isn't EA just making this kind of game?

Because they already tried that and failed. See Bulletstorm. Sold not even 2 mio. units. Is considered a commercial flop for EA. So they thought: "Hey, let's just use this Dead Space franchise. Perhaps that'll work."

It won't. And that is a good thing. To sell 5 mio. units of an established game brand, where you just changed target groups, you need MASSIVE marketing which will eat up a lot of revenue which will require even more units to be sold.

I like what EA is doing. It all speeds up their final demise.
 
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News Comments > Dead Space 3 Co-op & Scariness
18. Re: Dead Space 3 Co-op & Scariness Jul 20, 2012, 14:42 Kajetan
 
shihonage wrote on Jul 20, 2012, 14:19:
Do you guys realize how rare it is these days to get a game with campaign coop?
And this justifies the slaughter of a once promising horror franchise?

Does EAs need for crappy F2P games justify the slaughter of the Ultima brand?
 
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News Comments > Call of Duty: Black Ops II Trailer
2. Re: Call of Duty: Black Ops II Trailer Jul 19, 2012, 09:32 Kajetan
 
There is creativity in a CoD game? Do say ...  
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News Comments > Torchlight 2 Progress Report
21. Re: Torchlight 2 Progress Report Jul 18, 2012, 04:52 Kajetan
 
InBlack wrote on Jul 18, 2012, 03:55:
In other words, they made a very similar game to D3 and are delaying it because it turns out that its the same piece of shit D3 turned out ot be...
Have you played the beta? According to players who did, TL2 wasn't anything similiar to D3 besides clicking things dead and looting dead things.
 
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News Comments > Ubisoft DRM Glitch Ends
13. Re: And... Jul 16, 2012, 11:37 Kajetan
 
morose wrote on Jul 16, 2012, 11:27:
This is a great example of why I have stopped buying Ubisoft games.
I buy Ubisoft games, when they are relased on GOG.com. Like Asassins Creed 1. Without any UbiDRM at all.
 
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News Comments > Ultima Forever: Quest for the Avatar Announced
1. Re: Ultima Forever: Quest for the Avatar Announced Jul 12, 2012, 10:41 Kajetan
 
*yawn*

I just keep my golden, warm memories of learning the runic alphabet, of baking bread and slaying dragons, while convincing a whisp to give me the Armaggeddon spell which i used to destroy Britannia.
 
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News Comments > Vivendi Seeking Activision Buyers
8. Re: Vivendi Seeking Activision Buyers Jul 11, 2012, 11:39 Kajetan
 
Bosanac wrote on Jul 11, 2012, 11:22:
I don't get it.. Blizzard is a cash cow.. COD is a cash cow. Why call it liability?
Because Blizz alone is not enough and Activision has no substitute when people start losing interest in CoD, which WILL happen. Activision is so dependent on CoD, its no longer healthy.
 
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News Comments > Star Wars: The Old Republic Free Trial
3. Re: Star Wars: The Old Republic Free Trial Jul 11, 2012, 10:46 Kajetan
 
ASeven wrote on Jul 11, 2012, 10:39:
I want to point this article to everyone.

According to it, the game cost $500M.

That's HALF A BILLION FUCKING DOLLARS,

Holy fucking shit.
Even if its "only" the more or less official $150M ... still a little bit too few players to make a decent profit. If they're lucky, they reach break even in a few years. Developement of new content not included ...
 
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News Comments > KAOS Studios Postmortem
56. Re: KAOS Studios Postmortem Jul 9, 2012, 05:15 Kajetan
 
Jerykk wrote on Jul 9, 2012, 04:32:
Your view of F2P is pretty outdated.
I know, that F2P can be done "right". But thats not the point.

The majority (!) of all available F2P games are doing it "wrong", being addictive time sinks to lure the player into spending money on shortcuts.
 
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News Comments > KAOS Studios Postmortem
54. Re: KAOS Studios Postmortem Jul 9, 2012, 04:15 Kajetan
 
Jerykk wrote on Jul 9, 2012, 00:10:
I don't think Zynga's products really qualify as games. The only thing you do in them is grind. There's no actual gameplay. As such, Zynga's "games" aren't really representative of F2P games as a whole.
But they are. The vast majority of all F2P games are horrible time sinks and grinders, designed to force people to buy shortcuts. Just look at EAs attempts to cash in this market with browser games like "Lords of Ultima" or this C&C thingy. Fun for half an hour and then you hit a wall, waiting for ressources, waiting for "action points" or whatever you can buy in the ingame shop to speed things up.

Zynga is the epitome of F2P. Every F2P, which does NOT suck is the big exception which confirms the rule: F2P game are horrible time sinks to force the player into buying shortcuts. Thats the basic principle of the business model F2P, which most F2P games follow.

Sure, it can be done better. But that requires effort. Effort most F2P companies put only in graphics, because its easier to create nifty pictures than to invent a different business model.
 
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