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News Comments > Ubisoft vs. Steam?
95. Re: Into the Black Nov 8, 2014, 14:49 Jerykk
 
NegaDeath wrote on Nov 8, 2014, 01:10:
Jerykk wrote on Nov 7, 2014, 23:06:
And if those games were on Steam, they would have sold even more. You can't argue that Steam isn't the largest distributor of PC games and you can't argue that being on Steam wouldn't increase sales.

You'll need to provide evidence that a significant number of gamers will completely boycott Origin only releases before you can argue it would hurt sales. The few people here who do so are not a meaningful statistic.

The last reported user count for Origin was 50 million users. The last reported user count for Steam was 100 million. Granted, the Steam numbers are more recent but I think it's safe to assume that Steam has at least 50% more users than Origin.

I'm not arguing that Origin is on par with Steam, because it's not. The fact that you can't port an Origin game from one system to another will always make it a million percent inferior for me. But if it was really costing EA that much money, they'd have caved by now, or faced shareholder revolt.

Not necessarily. If shareholders think that Origin will generate profit in the long-term, they'll tolerate short-term losses. Look at consoles. It took years for the PS3 and X360 to become profitable. Amazon's new hardware initiatives like the FireTV and Fire Phone are costing Amazon plenty of money but Amazon keeps pumping them out regardless. Companies are often willing to eat losses if it helps establish them in a new market.

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News Comments > Ubisoft vs. Steam?
90. Re: Ubisoft vs. Steam? Nov 7, 2014, 23:28 Jerykk
 
Slick wrote on Nov 7, 2014, 20:37:
also i don't know if it's been mentioned, but eplay lets you throttle your downloads. as far as i know it's the only download service that lets you do that, which is a feature that they all should have.

also they have a support department, and won't lock your entire account if you buy a broken game from them and when they refuse to refund you, you do a chargeback.

really people, how the fuck is it surprising that a company that makes videogames, wants to sell them themselves? valve doesn't let other download services sell portal 2, or left for dead? why would anyone throw money away by only selling their games on a competitor's service?

valve saying FUCK YOU to 3rd party publishers is how this whole digital distribution thing STARTED. yet any other company doing the EXACT SAME THING gets crucified. geesh.

Research is your friend. Steam lets you throttle downloads. You can also buy Valve's games from third-party distributors, whether it be Uplay, Gamefly, GMG, G2A, GameStop, etc.

Also, nobody is arguing that Ubisoft should only sell their games on Steam. That would be stupid. That's why Ubisoft makes their games available to all distributors (including Steam as of today). The increased profit margins gained by exclusivity aren't enough to offset the revenue lost by not making your game available on Steam.
 
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News Comments > Ubisoft vs. Steam?
88. Re: Ubisoft vs. Steam? Nov 7, 2014, 23:06 Jerykk
 
Creston wrote on Nov 7, 2014, 12:41:
Jerykk wrote on Nov 7, 2014, 12:24:
Unfortunately, as Origin has proved, removing your games from Steam is simply going to stop many people from buying your games.

I don't think it's proved anything of the kind. BF3 and BF4 sold millions and millions of copies. ME3 was by far the best selling title in the series. Pre-orders for DA:I are the highest in Bioware's history, across all platforms.

It's obviously working well enough that EA is sticking with it.

And if those games were on Steam, they would have sold even more. You can't argue that Steam isn't the largest distributor of PC games and you can't argue that being on Steam wouldn't increase sales.

For high profile sequels like BF3/4 and ME3, the lack of Steam presence is less significant as those series have established fanbases that will buy the games regardless of where they are sold. But for less popular series, the lack of Steam availability certainly has a significant impact on sales. Dead Space 3, Mercenaries 2, The Saboteur, Titanfall, NFS: Most Wanted, NFS: Rivals, Crysis 3, Dragon Age 2, Syndicate, MoH: Warfighter... all would be generating significantly more revenue if they were available on Steam.

EA accepts these losses because they're thinking in the long-term. They want to establish Origin as a competitor to Steam. Unfortunately, instead of trying to provide a superior service, they take the MS approach of bullshit exclusivity. Granted, Valve used the same tactic with HL2 but at least they've significantly improved Steam since then. Origin has the benefit of learning from Steam's mistakes yet it's still inferior in every way.

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News Comments > Ubisoft vs. Steam?
39. Re: Ubisoft vs. Steam? Nov 7, 2014, 12:30 Jerykk
 
Verno wrote on Nov 7, 2014, 12:27:
Omni wrote on Nov 7, 2014, 12:21:
Always this internet uproar when ubisoft or EA pulls something like this but the problem is people still buy there games/DLCs, The day people start speaking with there wallets then the companies might start to change for the better or maybe it is to late for that.

I think they do make less sales but what they lack in volume they make up on the margin so even if people speak with their wallet its a question of how effective that actually is. Obviously they want you using their store front where they pay no cut to anyone else and cutting out the market leader makes a lot of business sense in terms of building out your own platform. I get all of the business reasons behind it, as a consumer I just don't care about them.

Except I seriously doubt the increased margins make up for the lack of volume. Steam is by far (and I mean by far) the largest distributor of PC games in the world. Nothing else comes even close. A game sold on Steam probably sells at least 10 times more than a game sold on Uplay.
 
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News Comments > Ubisoft vs. Steam?
37. Re: Ubisoft vs. Steam? Nov 7, 2014, 12:24 Jerykk
 
Omni wrote on Nov 7, 2014, 12:21:
Always this internet uproar when ubisoft or EA pulls something like this but the problem is people still buy there games/DLCs, The day people start speaking with there wallets then the companies might start to change for the better or maybe it is to late for that.

...and now that fucking rumor going around with Rockstar that they are gonna use some 'new' DRM.

What? There was plenty of uproar when EA stopped releasing games on Steam and there are still plenty of people who refuse to use Origin.

It's a bit annoying, but there were never any Steam functions anyway beyond the executable. I just wonder why Ubisoft is closing itself off from a massive market.

They probably think that because people were already using Uplay to play their games, they won't have any problems using Uplay to buy games too. When they sell games on Uplay, it's 100% profit, as opposed to the 70% cut they get from Steam sales. Unfortunately, as Origin has proved, removing your games from Steam is simply going to stop many people from buying your games.
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
16. Re: Steam Top 10 Nov 2, 2014, 16:38 Jerykk
 
MajorD wrote on Nov 2, 2014, 15:58:
Glad to see DayZ finally dropped off. It amazes me it was in the 'Top 10' for that long. Puke

I wouldn't get too excited. Once the high-profile new releases stop pouring in, DayZ will be back in the top 10.
 
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News Comments > Gone Gold - Dragon Age: Inquisition
35. Re: Gone Gold - Dragon Age: Inquisition Nov 1, 2014, 23:39 Jerykk
 
I've pre-ordered many games from GMG (including DA:I) and in most cases, they give you keys before the game unlocks. Granted, they usually don't give you keys as soon as pre-loads become available but you almost always get them before release.  
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News Comments > Human Head on Prey 2
9. Re: Human Head on Prey 2 Nov 1, 2014, 18:22 Jerykk
 
Ray Ban wrote on Nov 1, 2014, 07:24:
Jerykk wrote on Oct 31, 2014, 22:16:
I thought the first game was great and was looking forward to the sequel. Bethesda claims they canceled it due to quality issues but from what I've read, it had more to do with Human Head refusing to let Bethesda buy them out. I find that entirely plausible, as Bethesda hasn't published a third-party game in years and has acquired every studio they've worked with.


Except Obsidian on Fallout: New Vegas

True, forgot about that one. Though, we all know how that ended up. I'd be surprised if Obsidian ever worked with Bethesda again.
 
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News Comments > Evolve Big Alpha Underway
19. Re: Evolve Big Alpha Underway Nov 1, 2014, 01:28 Jerykk
 
Caladell wrote on Nov 1, 2014, 01:11:
They just sent me 4 Steam codes. Have at em!

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JFRWC-48RGI-XYHBN
JFRWI-9EFT3-P4KPG
JFRWT-ZHENI-FC9VB

Thanks! I grabbed JFRWT-ZHENI-FC9VB
 
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News Comments > Gone Gold - Dragon Age: Inquisition
15. Re: Gone Gold - Dragon Age: Inquisition Oct 31, 2014, 22:30 Jerykk
 
Icewind wrote on Oct 31, 2014, 21:50:
Privilege Age: Cisquisition

Wonder how many overly-aggressive homosexual characters will be in this one?

Also, enjoy not having heal spells.

I don't remember any overly-aggressive homosexual characters in any of Bioware's games. Zevran was technically bisexual and wasn't aggressive.

As for healing spells, their absence doesn't really matter if the game is designed around it. There are still healing potions and defensive spells too.
 
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News Comments > Human Head on Prey 2
6. Re: Human Head on Prey 2 Oct 31, 2014, 22:16 Jerykk
 
I thought the first game was great and was looking forward to the sequel. Bethesda claims they canceled it due to quality issues but from what I've read, it had more to do with Human Head refusing to let Bethesda buy them out. I find that entirely plausible, as Bethesda hasn't published a third-party game in years and has acquired every studio they've worked with.  
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News Comments > The Evil Within Demo
16. Re: The Evil Within Demo Oct 30, 2014, 22:49 Jerykk
 
Wow, a demo from Bethesda. When was the last time that happened? I think I'll give it a go, as I've been on the fence about the game.  
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News Comments > PC Valkyria Chronicles Includes DLC; Preorders Underway
5. Re: PC Valkyria Chronicles Includes DLC; Preorders Underway Oct 30, 2014, 15:56 Jerykk
 
Sega is usually pretty good with ports so I'm not overly concerned.  
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News Comments > On Sale
7. Re: On Sale Oct 29, 2014, 03:30 Jerykk
 
CJ_Parker wrote on Oct 28, 2014, 22:36:
Meh. Infinite's DLC is still expensive as fuck. I'm hoping the Steam Xmas sale offer will be more attractive like $9.99 for the complete edition.

The season pass routinely goes on sale for $5.
 
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News Comments > PC Valkyria Chronicles Confirmed
15. Re: PC Valkyria Chronicles Confirmed Oct 29, 2014, 03:07 Jerykk
 
PHJF wrote on Oct 28, 2014, 15:08:
What a weird game to port: going on seven years old.

PC gamers missed out on this genre entirely: Front Mission, Fire Emblem, Disgaea...

That genre being... turn-based strategy? Pretty sure PC has plenty of that.
 
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News Comments > PC Valkyria Chronicles Plans?
3. Re: PC Valkyria Chronicles Plans? Oct 27, 2014, 23:09 Jerykk
 
Nice! Hopefully Sega eventually ports Vanquish to PC as well.  
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News Comments > Ships Ahoy - Dreamfall Chapters Book One
10. Re: Ships Ahoy - Dreamfall Chapters Book One Oct 26, 2014, 07:15 Jerykk
 
Unity games can look and run great but you have to know how to optimize them properly. Reducing draw calls is key and there are lots of Unity-specific tricks that can help you do that. I'm guessing Red Thread didn't do any of them for Dreamfall Chapters. Because Unity is so easy to use, it's very easy to be sloppy and do things in really inefficient ways.  
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News Comments > Ships Ahoy - Dreamfall Chapters Book One
4. Re: Ships Ahoy - Dreamfall Chapters Book One Oct 22, 2014, 12:25 Jerykk
 
The first episode is more than 3 hours if you are thorough. The city hub is pretty big and there's tons of stuff to interact with and dialogue to listen to.

That said, the game runs really poorly. Like, sub-30 FPS poorly in many cases. Peformance is highly variable and really seems to bog down in certain areas. Even when you turn down all the video settings, you only gain like 10 FPS. This makes me think the game is mostly CPU-dependent, which is a common sign of poor optimization. My CPU is no slouch either (i5 3570k overclocked to 4.4 GHz).
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
35. Re: Steam Top 10 Oct 20, 2014, 04:29 Jerykk
 
I don't care about loot or leveling (I think Diablo and its ilk are terribly boring) but I thought BL2 was enjoyable. The combat was fun, there was a nice variety of enemies and the writing was humorous. No, it wasn't even remotely as deep as an RPG but if you're comparing Borderlands to an RPG, you've got the completely wrong mindset. Borderlands is a shooter, first and foremost.  
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News Comments > Hatred Announced
28. Re: Hatred Announced Oct 17, 2014, 02:30 Jerykk
 
harlock wrote on Oct 16, 2014, 23:22:
doesnt look like postal in that it seems un-humorous.. looks pretty disturbing - its made specifically for "trenchcoat mafia" types, gratuitously so

i wonder if it will start getting press, seems pretty freaky

The original Postal had little to no humor. It was pretty dark and morbid. Hatred could very easily be mistaken for a remake.

My issue with both Postal and Hatred is that mowing down defenseless civilians just isn't very interesting. Where's the challenge? Where's the depth? Shock value doesn't compensate for boring gameplay.
 
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