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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
1. Re: Morning Consolidation Jun 24, 2014, 10:00 Verno
 
I think its cool they reduced the price on The Last of Us Remastered but I still think they should do some sort of cheaper ownership thing for people who have PS3 copies. $30-40 feels about right. I know there are technical challenges but otherwise it's just going to be a $5 bargain bin thing for me.  
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News Comments > DICE on Bad Company 3: "Wait and See"
2. Re: DICE on Bad Company 3: Jun 24, 2014, 09:58 Verno
 
I really enjoyed Bad Company 2, it had many tradeoffs with the mainline series entries but overall the MP action was really fun and the destruction effects in that game were a riot.  
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
8. Re: Morning Consolidation Jun 24, 2014, 09:04 Verno
 
Julio wrote on Jun 23, 2014, 15:36:
What's a 10 GB download

Unnecessary in this case.
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen Passes $47M
26. Re: Star Citizen Passes $47M Jun 24, 2014, 09:02 Verno
 
Cutter wrote on Jun 23, 2014, 22:36:
Why not offer something substantive like a proper expansion? A good storyline for an SP arc or something. A million dollars for a virtual item is ludicrous. That sort of nonsense alone keeps me from taking this game seriously.

They did already that stretch goal long ago, so I guess you can start taking the game seriously now
 
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News Comments > Evening Consolidation
12. Re: LOL Jun 24, 2014, 08:54 Verno
 
Ant wrote on Jun 24, 2014, 03:39:
UFC is so much better like this!

Haha yeah, I can't say I care for UFC so thats an improvement in my mind.
 
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News Comments > Crytek Denies Bankruptcy Rumor
17. Re: Crytek Denies Bankruptcy Rumor Jun 24, 2014, 08:53 Verno
 
I have to question going after a troubled franchise like Homefront while also pursuing new IP. I love new IP but you can bankrupt yourself doing it if you don't have some proven winners in the stables. I'm sure they picked up Homefront for a song and a dance but I have to question if it was really worth the effort.  
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News Comments > Ubisoft "Confident" in Unified Assassin's Creed Unity Launch
20. Re: Ubisoft Jun 23, 2014, 17:11 Verno
 
Cutter wrote on Jun 23, 2014, 15:11:
Very strange rant

Haha whatever, you were being a jerk and I called you on it. Kevin gave you several examples that contradict what both of us said, not his fault you can't handle it. AC: Unity might very well end up delayed but its probably not some grandiose conspiracy and instead just the mundane facts of releasing for multiple platforms. Do the consoles get preference in that process? Absolutely, that's where the majority of the sales happen. Ubisoft has been improving on their porting and release process for some time now though and if you want to ding them for the past then you have to credit them for their successes too.
 
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News Comments > Pixel Piracy Dev Suggests Piracy, Wins
22. Re: Pixel Piracy Dev Suggests Piracy, Wins Jun 23, 2014, 14:15 Verno
 
Creston wrote on Jun 23, 2014, 13:58:
It isn't, though, right? It came from some website who claimed it came straight from Bethesda

I'm pretty sure I read it from a Hines interview but I'll have to go source it.


That's for a dev who leads the sales in one week. Skyrim was in the top ten for TWO YEARS. DayZ reached a million sales after being the top seller for.. what, two months?

Right but being at the top doesn't mean anything in terms of units sold, there are games in the top 10 that sold less than a million too. The actual number of sales fluctuates greatly from week to week and the list itself is by revenue anyway. I don't know how DLC interacts with that too. Top 10 Steam on a slow week might mean 35k sales, there are certainly many slow periods for console sales as well and they have very high attach rates at greater prices. I would love to believe Skyrim did like 5 mil on the consoles but I would be shocked if lifetime sales were more than 3ish mil. Other big games and franchises have been on the list too and not moved the volume you're suggesting. Units sold doesn't denote prices sold at either, the profit margin is pretty important too.

Being at the top of Steam is unfortunately a pretty meaningless metric without more information that Valve won't let people easily disclose.

Anyways I've derailed this enough for one day Let's just say I hope you're right because my roots are in the PC but I suspect otherwise.
 
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News Comments > Pixel Piracy Dev Suggests Piracy, Wins
19. Re: Pixel Piracy Dev Suggests Piracy, Wins Jun 23, 2014, 13:22 Verno
 
Creston wrote on Jun 23, 2014, 12:59:
And he's not in the top 10 in sales. That's why I keep saying that the belief that Skyrim only sold a few million copies on the PC is ridiculous, because the top sellers on Steam are selling hundreds of thousands of copies per polling interval (a week, I believe?)

That's straight from Bethesda though and they would know. The AAA base on the PC is considerably smaller than consoles and the consoles have a very good attach rate at $60, PC games tend to be more long tail sellers and at cheaper prices. Skyrim was also heavily marketed towards the console side of things, both Sony and Microsoft had campaigns for it.

I bet its up to 3mil at this point but just being on the Steam top10 list isn't a guarantee of millions of sales or something. I think the volume level of steam sales would surprise you. We've seen a few devs up near the top who say they sold 300,000 which is nothing to scoff at but certainly not millions.
 
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News Comments > Ubisoft "Confident" in Unified Assassin's Creed Unity Launch
11. Re: Ubisoft Jun 23, 2014, 12:53 Verno
 
Cutter wrote on Jun 23, 2014, 12:39:
Clearly you don't remember that because you obviously have no clue as to what you're talking about - which is nothing new for you however.

Most people have to work to be this obnoxious but for you I suspect its natural Cutter.
 
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News Comments > MS: "We Are Continuing to Support the GFWL Service"
32. Re: MS: Jun 23, 2014, 10:53 Verno
 
Slashman wrote on Jun 23, 2014, 09:52:
Why would you like to be optimistic?

I like to imagine a scenario where Microsoft realizes the error of its ways and rebuilds its PC gaming image and helps lend more credibility to the industry for AAA releases. Plus I'm just a positive person

Unfortunately Microsoft is all talk and no action as you said

The Xbox is such a weird, divergent platform, I really don't know what they hope to accomplish with it. It is terrible for pushing other brands and divisions within Microsoft and its hamstrung by fierce competition from several other industries. They have a PC monopoly that is slowly dwindling and they're doing nothing with it. Oh well.
 
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News Comments > EA Investigating Incorrect BF3 Bans
2. Re: EA Investigating Incorrect BF3 Bans Jun 23, 2014, 09:26 Verno
 
2011 was only 3 years ago though Confused  
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
1. Re: Morning Metaverse Jun 23, 2014, 09:25 Verno
 
Microsoft to finally give Bing the international love it needs.

The only love Bing needs is a tombstone. Google is still infinitely more useful despite the commercialization and at least Google stopped trying to infect desktop computers a few years ago whereas Microsoft is still trying to dump Bing into Windows Update. It magically shows up even after being hidden every time there is a new version too.
 
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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
1. Re: Morning Mobilization Jun 23, 2014, 09:23 Verno
 
GMs new app lets you scan license plates and text the drivers.

Sorry the app has been recalled to due an "issue"
 
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News Comments > Ubisoft "Confident" in Unified Assassin's Creed Unity Launch
1. Re: Ubisoft Jun 23, 2014, 09:21 Verno
 
The AC games to be delayed by a week at the last minute but I like their optimism  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
1. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 23, 2014, 09:21 Verno
 
I have to say that the world cup games in general are infinitely more entertaining this go than last, higher scores and lots of great plays. Soccer was always a sport I enjoyed playing more than watching but I'm really into it this time.  
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News Comments > GameStar: Crytek in Financial Trouble
53. Re: GameStar: Crytek in Financial Trouble Jun 23, 2014, 08:36 Verno
 
I liked Far Cry and Crysis was ok but these guys branched off into weird directions with future games. Bizarre storylines, odd games (A Kinect exclusive really?) and a lot of rapid expansion in terms of satellite studios which is a classic management mistake in the gaming industry.  
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News Comments > MS: "We Are Continuing to Support the GFWL Service"
28. Re: MS: Jun 23, 2014, 08:31 Verno
 
I would really like to be optimistic about these things but Microsofts commitment to their own platform is just a string of broken promises and missed opportunities. They should have been Steam and instead are now neglecting their own platform entirely.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
8. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 20, 2014, 12:53 Verno
 
Creston wrote on Jun 20, 2014, 12:38:
That doggie pool party put a smile on my face that's staying there the rest of the day.

Haha yeah, thank god I'm not the one cleaning that pool filter though.
 
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News Comments > Far Cry 4 PC Graphics Gimped
30. Re: Far Cry 4 PC Graphics Gimped Jun 20, 2014, 12:16 Verno
 
Creston wrote on Jun 20, 2014, 11:19:
Why not just give the PC those few extra options and pieces of eye candy? They do it for their other games. Maybe they just don't sell enough PC copies to make it worth it, but then just say that. Don't try to hide it behind this fable that the failbox can run everything a PC can.

It's just marketing fluff to assuage their sales base. The PC version will definitely have extra options and visual detail. It's not even a concern IMO, Ubi has been doing much better in the port department.
 
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