Send News. Want a reply? Read this. More in the FAQ.   News Forum - All Forums - Mobile - PDA - RSS Headlines  RSS Headlines   Twitter  Twitter
Customize
User Settings
Styles:
LAN Parties
Upcoming one-time events:

Regularly scheduled events

User information for Kajetan

Real Name Kajetan   
Search for:
 
Sort results:   Ascending Descending
Limit results:
 
 
 
Nickname None given.
Email Concealed by request - Send Mail
ICQ None given.
Description
Homepage http://
Signed On Feb 6, 2004, 13:18
Total Comments 2074 (Senior)
User ID 20106
 
User comment history
< Newer [ 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 ] Older >


News Comments > id Hasn't Forgotten RAGE
37. Re: id Hasn't Forgotten RAGE Jul 6, 2012, 07:53 Kajetan
 
finga wrote on Jul 6, 2012, 07:23:
Nine months isn't really "recent".
Its nine MONTHS, not nine years. When Blizz says, they have not forgotten SC1 and will promise to patch it further ... that makes sense. If id says, they have not forgotten about Rage ... this is hilarious! And id hasnt released anything new after Rage. It is still their latest game.
 
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > Diablo III Hotfixes; Magic Find Debate; Endgame Woes
63. Re: Diablo III Hotfixes; Magic Find Debate; Endgame Woes Jul 6, 2012, 04:58 Kajetan
 
Cram wrote on Jul 6, 2012, 04:06:
They also made Hellgate: London. The original Diablo developers were not, are not, and will never be gods no matter how much some people on this site think they are in their attempts to bash today's Blizzard.
HGLs demise was caused by lack of proper project management, NOT by lack of talent. Look at Runic and you see, how much the former Flagship crew learned from their mistakes.

No, they are not gods. Not everything they do is pure gold and gaming awesomeness. But at last the people at Runic know what they are doing. This could change in time, but right now its looking good. TL2 could be the game people expected from D3. A simple but clever H&S, with LAN-Support and open to modding for a decade of gaming fun.

If not, well, we all wait for Grim Dawn & Path of Exile to carry our hopes
 
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > Op Ed
18. Re: Op Ed Jul 6, 2012, 04:01 Kajetan
 
ASeven wrote on Jul 5, 2012, 22:01:
Cutter wrote on Jul 5, 2012, 21:59:
Blizzard, Bioware, Epic, et al...face it, man...they're not what they used to be.

There's a reason Indies are becoming more popular than ever before and that's because these studios have become brown, faceless entities that care for money and not about gamers and the game.
Aaaand ... many indies consists of former employees of said companies. Many indies are industry veterans, who just had enough of their old working conditions, where mediocrity and management infights prosper like mould on bread on a humid and hot day.
 
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > Diablo III Hotfixes; Magic Find Debate; Endgame Woes
55. Re: Diablo III Hotfixes; Magic Find Debate; Endgame Woes Jul 5, 2012, 11:03 Kajetan
 
PHJF wrote on Jul 5, 2012, 10:32:
They were clearly dicking around the entire time. Just during the beta we saw that GIGANTIC paradigm shift in the skills/rune system, the kind of thing that should NEVER be happening so late in development.
But why? I know, never underestimate the Power of Stupid, but why? Was there a specific reason for this change other than "Guys, we were bored this morning, so we changed everything. Do you like it?"?
 
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > Diablo III Hotfixes; Magic Find Debate; Endgame Woes
51. Re: Diablo III Hotfixes; Magic Find Debate; Endgame Woes Jul 5, 2012, 09:39 Kajetan
 
Verno wrote on Jul 5, 2012, 09:29:
The game just needed actual play testing, less MMO influence and more time in the tank.
One does wonder, what Blizzard has done all these years? Was the dev team not competent enough? Or were there ordered changes from the company board, who just had this neat idea to maximize profits. Changes, which didnt fit into the original gameplay design so that everything has to be torn apart and hastily thrown together to meet certain release deadlines?
 
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > EU to Allow Digital Software Resales?
96. Re: EU to Allow Digital Software Resales? Jul 5, 2012, 08:32 Kajetan
 
Jerykk wrote on Jul 5, 2012, 06:29:
Sigh. Bethesda Softworks (aka Zenimax Media) is a publisher. Bethesda Game Studios is a developer. They are not the same thing.
This is a technicality. Bethesda was always its own publisher, published its own games. But unlike Looking Glass Studios, who had only some distribution deals with Eidos, they were smart enough to handle the publishing part of this business. LG folded, Beth prospered.

All the ressources they poured into Skyrim was earned by selfpublished, selfdeveloped games. Beth does what some indies do want in the long run. Make yourself independent AND make grandios games with lots of production value.

I repeat: You dont need publishers anymore. You only have to stay focused and get your fucking games on the most popular download plattforms.
 
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > Independence Day Mobilization
2. Re: Independence Day Mobilization Jul 5, 2012, 05:42 Kajetan
 
DangerDog wrote on Jul 4, 2012, 22:11:
They should have come out with a tablet and an e-store to buy games cheap from.
Nintendo makes products for the japanese market.
 
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > Diablo III Hotfixes; Magic Find Debate; Endgame Woes
46. Re: Diablo III Hotfixes; Magic Find Debate; Endgame Woes Jul 5, 2012, 05:30 Kajetan
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Jul 4, 2012, 19:51:
Diablo 3 is a shell of what it could have been. The greatest failure of Blizzard so far.
Nobody at Blizzards knows how to make a H&S worthy of the fame Blizz has in this genre. The people mainly responsible for D2 left long ago.
 
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
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 ...
 
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
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.
 
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
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.
 
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
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.
 
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
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.
 
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
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.
 
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
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.
 
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
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:
...
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.
 
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
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 ...
 
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
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.
 
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
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.
 
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
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.

 
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
2074 Comments. 104 pages. Viewing page 30.
< Newer [ 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 ] Older >


footer

Blue's News logo