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News Comments > Op Ed
28. Re: Op Ed Jul 15, 2014, 21:09 Verno
 
Axis wrote on Jul 15, 2014, 20:37:
I was there at the time and it sold well. Here's a great start of your proof adventure. I incorrectly assumed any "console players" would know where to find this kind of stuff. Go ahead compare it to all kinds of DLC's, have fun.

Many people were around back then, it wasn't even 10 years ago. Of course it "sold", any DLC sells a number beyond one, its how much it sold that matters. There are no sales figures on it so any assumption is likely flawed. Your link isn't proof, its a marketplace listing sorted by unknown quantity. Horse armor is #8 behind such items as Spell Tomes (lol) and Mehrunes Razor. It's also the oldest DLC so if anything it should be #1 if it was a high seller but really no one knows because there are no sales figures to go by.

Again though not sure why you are focusing on that point. There are many other examples of impulse purchase behavior from the console market IMO, particularly when you look at the play counts on multiplayer DLC vs actual sales. The problem with blaming the console market is that there is a shitload of that behavior in the PC space as well. The whole PC gaming is dying thing gets old I agree but its forum war argument stuff that no one really takes seriously.

DLC in general is kind of crappy regardless of platform, there are some exceptions but overall its a concept that has only really panned out for the industrys pocketbooks IMO.

I can guaranteed I've owned more consoles than most of you.

I don't know why you would think that, this is a website with an older crowd as its core audience. If anything its a safe assumption that most people here probably predate some of your own experiences in one respect or another.

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News Comments > Op Ed
21. Re: Op Ed Jul 15, 2014, 16:14 Verno
 
Axis wrote on Jul 15, 2014, 15:56:
Horse armor was mocked to hell by PC gamers, grumbled at the price by consolites, and sold well despite on console - it was a very "in your face" example of bullshit DLC's in general which woke a few up, but only a few.

Nah that sounds like personal assumption trying to masquerade as fact, I don't remember any specific console figures ever being released and more importantly google can't seem to find any either. Its actually more logical to assume the opposite considering many companies are heavily criticized but don't cease tactics that make them money. Any time a company can get away with meaningless cosmetics at a high price its no surprise they do that for as long as possible.

I don't know why you guys were arguing about it anyway, pretty much everyone agrees it was shitty DLC regardless of platform. I don't care if it sold 1 copy or 10000, all of them were bonehead sales.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
18. Re: Op Ed Jul 15, 2014, 14:50 Verno
 
Yeah I agree with JD, horse armor was widely mocked and sold very poorly which is probably why they went onto other things. If they had success with the path of least resistance they likely would have kept doing it.

Not that it really matters, there are plenty of bad DLC examples these days to use. As someone else mentioned most DLC is outsourced or cutting room material, there are exceptions but I think its a raw deal for the most part.
 
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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
6. Re: Morning Mobilization Jul 15, 2014, 13:31 Verno
 
It was a joke about its viability being limited to low cost markets

Cost was their big advantage but there are finally decent low end Android sets thanks to hardware trickle down so I don't expect that uptake to continue. I don't see Cortana really changing anything at this point, far too late to market. I'm all for competition, Microsoft just needs to give people a reason to choose their offering over the competition who have essentially the same or better operating systems combined with larger app offerings. They need to pick something to specialize in and do that rather than always playing catch up. The margins in the phone game are coming down anyway so its all about market share and setting up other markets and product tie-ins.

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News Comments > Op Ed
6. Re: Op Ed Jul 15, 2014, 12:08 Verno
 
Its fine to say don't buy it but the author is at least trying to examine the situation and see why it continues to proliferate despite its often negative connotations. It really goes without saying "dont buy it if you dont like it" but unfortunately you're not the only person in the market so sometimes it helps to get a bit more in depth on these things.

The value proposition on most DLC tends to be very unfavorable so I rarely purchase any but it hasn't stopped the market from advancing significantly. Often times its the worst offenders that sell the most DLC too which is puzzling. It seems primed to take advantage of impulse buyers. Much like game completion stats are totally out of whack, I would wager the number of people who actually play the DLC content they purchase to be quite small.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
4. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 15, 2014, 10:23 Verno
 
xXBatmanXx wrote on Jul 15, 2014, 09:30:
Thursday. Smoking day. Bison, hens, sausages, and a brisket. Can't wait!

Sounds good man, let me know how the bison turns out, one of the few things I haven't smoked yet.
 
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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
3. Re: Morning Mobilization Jul 15, 2014, 10:22 Verno
 
24 municipalities in Brazil

A few of the devs at our office said its actually declining again according to some analysts. The app situation doesn't seem any better since the last time I checked it out too. I've evaluated it several times and every time I can't find anything it does better than an Android phone. I haven't seen the latest iOS yet so no clue how they compare.
 
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News Comments > Mass Effect 4 Survey
7. Re: Mass Effect 4 Survey Jul 15, 2014, 10:18 Verno
 
The hatewave roiling off this thread is impressive.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
44. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 15, 2014, 09:25 Verno
 
BobBob wrote on Jul 14, 2014, 01:28:
It's not good to support Nazis. Bad stuff. I seriously doubt he's an apologist.

No, I don't have a link handy but someone linked a thread a few weeks ago where he was doing exactly that.
 
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
4. Re: Evening Metaverse Jul 15, 2014, 08:45 Verno
 
Cutter wrote on Jul 14, 2014, 20:16:
Wow, first the Minecraft Con con and now this scam. This and all the other crowdfunding scams - which is only getting much larger and much worse - is going to kill crowdfunding in short order. I'm done with it.

What Minecraft scam is that exactly? In detail.
 
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News Comments > Assassin's Creed Unity Gameplay Trailer
4. Re: Assassin's Creed Unity Gameplay Trailer Jul 15, 2014, 08:44 Verno
 
I am not seeing these big system revamps they're claiming to have made here. Downward traversal is not a big deal and the combat revamp looks nonexistent. The stealth seems interesting but without AI to match why bother? The AC games have terrible AI and this one doesn't look any different in that regard.  
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News Comments > West Games/Areal AMA Doesn't Answer All Questions
7. Re: West Games/Areal AMA Doesn't Answer All Questions Jul 14, 2014, 10:42 Verno
 
bhcompy wrote on Jul 14, 2014, 10:25:
Verno wrote on Jul 14, 2014, 10:23:
Really dubious proposition here, they're developing an engine in-house but can't show any of it off? They can't even provide proof they have the console SDKs required.

Stalker derivative. Console. No.

That was my thought as well but they were all gungho about console releases.
 
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News Comments > West Games/Areal AMA Doesn't Answer All Questions
3. Re: West Games/Areal AMA Doesn't Answer All Questions Jul 14, 2014, 10:23 Verno
 
Really dubious proposition here, they're developing an engine in-house but can't show any of it off? They can't even provide proof they have the console SDKs required.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
2. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 14, 2014, 09:39 Verno
 
The only thing I enjoy about soccer is the hilarious flopping, its like the daytime soap of sports.  
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
2. Re: Morning Consolidation Jul 14, 2014, 09:17 Verno
 
Looking forward to the beta this week, I really enjoyed the alpha.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
17. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 14, 2014, 08:26 Verno
 
Cutter wrote on Jul 13, 2014, 18:38:
Fucking called it...as usual.

I also made the same 50/50 guess, time to celebrate!
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
23. Re: Steam Top 10 Jul 14, 2014, 08:25 Verno
 
PHJF wrote on Jul 14, 2014, 08:00:
I wouldn't recommend Divinity II. While not bad per se, it is fairly repetitive and uninspired. Dungeons are the worst kind of awful, the castle attack missions are tedious after the first, and combat is very bland. The game lacks the charm of its predecessor and instead charts a course for the mainstream.

Beyond Divinity is an atrocious game best forgotten.

Beyond Divinity almost made me give up on the series, its dreck.
 
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News Comments > Shadow of Mordor Trailer
1. Re: Shadow of Mordor Trailer Jul 11, 2014, 15:25 Verno
 
As derivative as this game looks to be I am still interested, it looks like they really embraced the setting.  
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
2. Re: Morning Consolidation Jul 11, 2014, 09:58 Verno
 
This image comes to mind.

Almost every single Xbox One game I've seen exhibits really annoying screen tearing, framerate problems or some other deficiency. Whether the average joe notices or not is too subjective to say but the negative PR is certainly hurting them and this is not the way to combat that. He should be pushing whatever unique games they can bring to the table like Nintendo does, not admitting that there is a gap and essentially challenging people to see it which is bad PR that focuses on the problem instead of trying to get people beyond it.
 
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News Comments > Dragon Age: Inquisition Trailer
41. Re: Dragon Age: Inquisition Trailer Jul 11, 2014, 09:01 Verno
 
Redmask wrote on Jul 10, 2014, 22:23:

If you consider having to reload and pause constantly due to enemies parachuting in waves from offscreen then sure, it was pretty 'tactical'. Having to the pause the game by itself does not a tactics game make.

This. DA2 was not very tactical, it mostly consisted of saving your CC and harder hitting abilities for fresh waves of reinforcements.
 
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