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Re: Cyberpunk 2077 Resurgence Continues
Sep 25, 2022, 14:56
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Re: Cyberpunk 2077 Resurgence Continues Sep 25, 2022, 14:56
Sep 25, 2022, 14:56
 
Quinn wrote on Sep 25, 2022, 13:22:
Slick wrote on Sep 25, 2022, 12:09:
Jim wrote on Sep 25, 2022, 12:01:
The steam situation would not be as egregious except for the brigading and trashing steam users do when a developer chooses not to publish on steam. It is like you have to pay the mafia part of your income because their goons will trash you up if you don't. To be clear, gaben is not to blame, but it is a problem.

You're right, GabeN is not to blame. People are lining up around the block to "only buy on Steam". He would be foolish to not continue to bilk developers out of 30% to process a payment and provide some download bandwidth. There's a reason Valve is a multi-billion dollar video game company that doesn't make video games. The "blame" rests squarely with the cult-like mindset of consumers who will only shop at one store. It's brand loyalty to an absurd extent that people are willing to financially hurt the people who actually make the game they're buying, in order to enrich the entity that had nothing to do with game development. It's their tribe, and by extension their identity that they only buy games on Steam. And GabeN is just laughing all the way to the bank.

Preaching about it isn't gonna change any Steam cultist's mind. And all the others get it, and get annoyed by your preaching.

Anyway, we should just celebrate companies like EGS. Steam can only get away with that 30% cut because if companies don't put their games on Steam, they miss out on too much revenue; Steam still has the monopoly, and I'm honestly wondering if that's ever gonna change. Steam is like the beautiful glass cabinet that has all the games you own presented inside of it. All the other stores are shelves in your garage...

They should male better games then, if you sell enough Valve takes a smaller cut, not sure that happens much as a lot of the big game publishers left valve for their own stores, so as an indie develloper you are shit out of luck.

The only storefront I tend to avoid is the one with exclusivity deals.
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Re: Cyberpunk 2077 Resurgence Continues
Sep 25, 2022, 07:47
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Re: Cyberpunk 2077 Resurgence Continues Sep 25, 2022, 07:47
Sep 25, 2022, 07:47
 
Slick wrote on Sep 24, 2022, 16:49:
MoreLuckThanSkill wrote on Sep 24, 2022, 15:54:
Slick wrote on Sep 24, 2022, 14:19:
That's $2,202,400.87 that Valve made just off of these 122k players. They probably sold at least 2 million. So that's closer to $40 million dollars that went to Valve who had nothing to do with making the game. Seems legit Dizzy
I bought CP2077 on GoG, where I buy pretty much anything single player. But CDPR claims GoG is hemorrhaging money, I don't know what they can do to shift people to buy from them instead of Steam. Also GoG gets delayed patches sometimes, and sometimes companies don't even release their games there. It's a sorry state of affairs.


I'm not even saying buy everything on GoG because it's amazing, I'm specifically saying buy games from the people who actually make them. That being said, GoG Galaxy is a better experience than what I was expecting the first time I used it. Better than Origin, Uplay, or Epic IMO.

Still, I'd buy a Ubisoft game on Uplay, an EA game on Origin, or an Epic game on EGS. In fact, if it's only on Steam or EGS I'll buy it on EGS because I don't have utter contempt for the developers making the games that have enhanced my life throughout the years. Even a 12% cut is highway robbery for a payment processor, but it's better than Steam's 30% which would make Bernie Madoff blush.

And yet steams 30% made them so much more money that they all stopped making physical games and sell them that way.
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Re: Phantom Fury Announced
Sep 17, 2022, 10:24
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Re: Phantom Fury Announced Sep 17, 2022, 10:24
Sep 17, 2022, 10:24
 
Nucas wrote on Sep 17, 2022, 00:43:
fakespyder wrote on Sep 16, 2022, 23:17:
Blade's pistol from SiN makes an appearance at the end. It's too brief to tell for sure but even the level it appears in looks like SiN's opening Bank level. I could be reading too much into it though.

SiN Reloaded has been in development for ages.

nah you're definitely not reading into it, that's blade pistol with the scales of justice logo on the side and everything. oh and plus that's blade saying "you think that armor makes you look cool or something?"

last i heard on the sin reloaded project was nightdive posting a tweet asking for someone with experience with some oblique mapping program or something, since they were basically trying to emulate the old game inside their Kex engine? i could be mangling this, it was like 2 or more years ago. i really don't think its coming any time soon, sadly.

The assault rifle with the ammo counter also looked pretty familiar.
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Re: Steam Top 10
Sep 4, 2022, 21:22
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Re: Steam Top 10 Sep 4, 2022, 21:22
Sep 4, 2022, 21:22
 
heroin wrote on Sep 4, 2022, 18:42:
I was playing some Destiny 2 as a warlock and wow, Bungie just doesn't give a flying F about keyboard and mouse players, lol. I've never died so much by stupid console platforming in my entire life. DOOM Eternal is probably second but I probably died over 100 times in about the span of 7 hours playing Destiny 2 (due to warlock jump/float/fails). Think I'll have to switch to controller or switch classes it's that bad.

There is a method to the madness, you just need to figure out the trick and you should be fine, plays great on kb/mouse.
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Re: Red Dead Redemption 2 player punished by Rockstar for reporting cheats
Sep 1, 2022, 15:08
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Re: Red Dead Redemption 2 player punished by Rockstar for reporting cheats Sep 1, 2022, 15:08
Sep 1, 2022, 15:08
 
A bit harsh for a game company who's main shtick is to let you play as a criminal, snitches get stitches apparently
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Re: Spider-Man Remastered Reviews
Aug 10, 2022, 14:21
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Re: Spider-Man Remastered Reviews Aug 10, 2022, 14:21
Aug 10, 2022, 14:21
 
The Half Elf wrote on Aug 10, 2022, 13:54:
Quboid wrote on Aug 10, 2022, 13:18:
Darks wrote on Aug 10, 2022, 12:35:
PCG is utter trash anymore when it comes to reviewing games. a 75? Really?

Is that too low? Too high? What's wrong with their view?

WAY to low. The game (on PS4) was excellent, I'd give it a 95-100. Story, Combat, Graphics, Amazing sense of swinging around the city, etc. It's a complete package.

Not saying the game is bad, I quite enjoyed it on PS4 but it's basically a reskinned rocksteady batman game in the spidey universe.
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Re: Get Wonder Boy and Idle Champions Pack for Free
Jul 14, 2022, 16:30
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Re: Get Wonder Boy and Idle Champions Pack for Free Jul 14, 2022, 16:30
Jul 14, 2022, 16:30
 
WannaLogAlready wrote on Jul 14, 2022, 15:43:
Wonder Boy The Dragon's Trap: I find the cartoon's art particularly ugly, but the game should be fun, glad to grab it.
It should still have the 8 bit graphics in it too if you prefer
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Re: Ubisoft Games Ending Online Services
Jul 2, 2022, 19:50
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Re: Ubisoft Games Ending Online Services Jul 2, 2022, 19:50
Jul 2, 2022, 19:50
 
RogueSix wrote on Jul 2, 2022, 18:07:
No multiplayer and no lame pointless online generated filler missions = fine, good riddance. But cutting off DLC access (like the shitstorm around M&M XI) is unacceptable. I hope someone sues UbiSoft into oblivion over this. Removing content people have paid for is criminal. They need to ensure that people can access their content offline even if it means additional development work.

It is a display of utmost incompetence that UbiSoft did not take precautions for the termination of online services. The sad truth is, even if they got fined by the EU, it would probably be pocket change. In a normal world they should be fined so hard that they have to file for bankruptcy the next morning. Those assholes.

Well if you sue them into oblivion, you wont be able to play any of their games anymore so might not want to go that far. Maybe sue them into submission?
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Re: Get Shantae and the Pirate's Curse for Free
Jun 13, 2022, 18:34
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Re: Get Shantae and the Pirate's Curse for Free Jun 13, 2022, 18:34
Jun 13, 2022, 18:34
 
Burrito of Peace wrote on Jun 13, 2022, 16:05:
RedEye9 wrote on Jun 13, 2022, 13:11:
Wassup, surgery?
I hope your eyes are ok. Stunned

Eye exam and my eyes are having a particularly rough time with the dilation.


Acleacius wrote on Jun 13, 2022, 13:25:
If we go by his Sig atm, he's probably just SNOWBLIND! Mwahaha

🎶My eyes are blind but I can see...🎵

Appreciate the concern from y'all.

It's like looking through Vaseline right now. Everything is all smeared looking.

I feel your pain, had an eye injection 10 days ago, hope my vision will clear up some more soon.
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Re: Steam Top 10
May 9, 2022, 07:33
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Re: Steam Top 10 May 9, 2022, 07:33
May 9, 2022, 07:33
 
jacobvandy wrote on May 9, 2022, 01:22:
Alright, looks like Skyrim had 22 weeks straight in the top 10, including 13 consecutive weeks at #1 which began just before it released. Then it suddenly dropped off one time during a sale event, before returning for another 23-week top 10 streak.

So far, Elden Ring has spent 18 solid weeks in the top 10, beginning the first week of January (it didn't release until last week of February). It even made the list for two weeks last November, which I believe was when pre-orders first became available. Its reign at #1 was considerably shorter than Skyrim's, however, with only 6 weeks in a row there. Probably has a good chance of breaking the consecutive record, though.

Week, week, week. I've read and written the word too much now, it looks bizarre to me.

You can't realy compare those numbers as back when Skyrim launched there was still a ton of physical copies of games beeing sold.
stolen from wikipedia "Within two days of the game's launch, 3.4 million physical copies were sold. Of those sales, 59% were for the Xbox 360, 27% for the PS3, and 14% for the PC."
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Re: New Witcher Game Unveiled
Mar 22, 2022, 08:34
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Re: New Witcher Game Unveiled Mar 22, 2022, 08:34
Mar 22, 2022, 08:34
 
Jivaro wrote on Mar 22, 2022, 00:30:
Changing to 3rd party engine just checks all the resolution boxes. UE5 is a looker as well.

UE is a buggy PITA and I'd rather see them sticking to the REDengine.

Maybe my issues with the engine are the developpers faults, that does not make them less annoying.

For example,
in borlderlands 2 you get stuck all the time on invisible ledges
in borderlands 3 if you change the keybinds to move to different keys, the keys needed to move the in game map are unchanged
in Gears 5 if you change the movement keys, when you enter the vehicle the keybinds are still default making the thing almost unusable, I quit the game due to that.
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Re: Elden Ring Reviews
Feb 23, 2022, 18:09
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Re: Elden Ring Reviews Feb 23, 2022, 18:09
Feb 23, 2022, 18:09
 
phinn wrote on Feb 23, 2022, 16:33:
Prez wrote on Feb 23, 2022, 16:19:
Now all I have to do is wait for the easy mode

An easy mode would ruin these games and genre. The difficulty isn’t bad at all it’s “just right” in that you feel a sense of accomplishment after tackling a boss after couple tries learning the fight. Besides, you can always summon another person or AI for some jolly cooperation.


Guess that depends on one's skill level, the only game from fromsoftware I tried is bloodborne, I gave up on the game b4 I even reached the first boss, there is no fun in these games for me, just frustration.
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Re: Elden Ring Reviews
Feb 23, 2022, 12:49
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Re: Elden Ring Reviews Feb 23, 2022, 12:49
Feb 23, 2022, 12:49
 
El Pit wrote on Feb 23, 2022, 12:24:
RedEye9 wrote on Feb 23, 2022, 12:21:
If you hate Dark Souls …
For those who have never understood the appeal of Dark Souls, Elden Ring’s action is a different story. Even with helpful new features, this is still a tough game that required me to bang my head against individual bosses for hours on end. If that’s never sounded fun, it still won’t be here. digital trends
Thanks, Eye9, that's all I needed to know. Definitely no game for me - as expected. But to each their own, if you enjoy work games like this, go ahead and enjoy.
Same, I'm staying well clear of this masochist game. Plenty of more fun games around and already not enough time to play all of those.
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Re: Street Fighter 6 Announced
Feb 21, 2022, 13:54
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Re: Street Fighter 6 Announced Feb 21, 2022, 13:54
Feb 21, 2022, 13:54
 
I hope they launch with an arcade mode this time.
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Re: Capcom Tease is Street Fighter 6?
Feb 20, 2022, 07:36
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Re: Capcom Tease is Street Fighter 6? Feb 20, 2022, 07:36
Feb 20, 2022, 07:36
 
Laughing Man wrote on Feb 20, 2022, 00:30:
Avus wrote on Feb 19, 2022, 14:52:
Fighter game genre is getting very very boring... only those made by NetherRealm like Mortal Kombat, Injustice... are more interesting to me.
This comment is funny to me as you play a game that has not changed their formula since 1992.

Did you actually play one since 1992?
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Re: Quoteworthy
Feb 9, 2022, 20:05
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Re: Quoteworthy Feb 9, 2022, 20:05
Feb 9, 2022, 20:05
 
He better start cranking out Xbox consoles a lot faster then, and maybe send a few to Europe.
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Re: Sony Acquires Bungie
Feb 1, 2022, 07:54
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Re: Sony Acquires Bungie Feb 1, 2022, 07:54
Feb 1, 2022, 07:54
 
RogueSix wrote on Jan 31, 2022, 23:08:
phinn wrote on Jan 31, 2022, 22:31:
RogueSix wrote on Jan 31, 2022, 21:08:
Sony: You guys are game over. Done. Toast. Le fin. The end.

Dunno what all your babbling is about, but there are over 18 million PS5s sold worldwide already. Sure Microsoft could buy their way to a victory at the end and dropping nearly $80 billion on two companies is insane, but PlayStation is clearly not going anywhere anytime soon.

I just hope to see more cross platform leverage. Seeing Bloodborne (one of the best games I ever played) someday at 60+fps on a Steam release would be glorious.

Microsoft have been in the process of buying themselves an overwhelming victory since 2018. As soon as console hardware availability goes back to normal and as soon as the first exclusive bombshells like Starfield hit the market, while GamePass is becoming more and more popular, Sony isn‘t even going to know what hit them.

Yeah, Sony started great but the race is still completely open. Remember Xbox 360 vs. PS3? The PS3 was late and expensive and everyone was laughing at Sony. Then they caught up more and more because they had some tasty exclusive content and by the end of the console generation PS3 vs. Xbox 360 was a tie.

Microsoft has GamePass and Microsoft is going to have metric fucktons of very tasty exclusives. MS will have more awesome exclusives than Sony has ever had or could ever dream of having. No contest.
MS learned their lessons from Sony and are now beating them at their own game with investments that Sony is never even going to get close to matching. It‘s David vs. Goliath. Sony does not stand even the slightest chance now that Microsoft are finally getting serious about winning the console wars.

My prediction is that we‘ll see Microsoft tie Sony by the end of next year or early 2024 and 2025, 2026… Microsoft is going to leave Sony in the dust like roadkill. The further we get into this generation, the more devastating the defeat of Sony. It just doesn‘t even make sense to fight back. Sony is „worth“ less than 7% of Microsoft‘s total valuation. They are a tiny little flea compared to the MS empire. Microsoft is going to bury them once and for all this generation. The humiliating defeat of the Xbox One has made MS angry and hungry. They will terminate Sony this gen.

Maybe they should have spent a bit more on wafer allocation vs Sony so they would have consoles to sell (other then the series S which apparently noone wants as I have never seen it out of stock)
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Re: Blizzard's Survival Game
Jan 26, 2022, 07:37
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Re: Blizzard's Survival Game Jan 26, 2022, 07:37
Jan 26, 2022, 07:37
 
Jonjonz wrote on Jan 26, 2022, 06:25:
I don't play survival games, how does one monetize them? That is about all you can count on with Activision on this.

That would be microsoft, not activision.
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Re: MS Purchasing Activision
Jan 18, 2022, 13:06
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Re: MS Purchasing Activision Jan 18, 2022, 13:06
Jan 18, 2022, 13:06
 
RogueSix wrote on Jan 18, 2022, 12:37:
Verno wrote on Jan 18, 2022, 11:57:
One company throwing this much capital around and obtaining a dominant market position through mergers/acquisitions is never a good thing for consumers in the long run. Sony is going to get slowly squeezed when this deal completes in 2023 and Microsoft makes CoD and etc exclusive to their platforms. Microsoft has been playing nice under Phil Spencer but eventually they will turn the screws on consumers in the name of shareholder profits. I wonder when we'll start hearing antitrust noise, I guess politicians don't care much about the gaming industry unless someone puts a naked woman in a game.

Exactly. Sony is toast. They have zero chance against the capital power of Microsoft Corp. and the downfall of Sony as a gaming company already started in 2018 when MS began their multi billion dollar acquisition spree.
Sony is lucky that CoVid happened. If there would not be any supply constraints and no game development woes then MS would already be in a much more dominant position. CoVid has enabled life support for Sony but they are just that... on life support.

As soon as the XSX becomes commonly available at MSRP towards the 2nd half of this year or early next year, and as soon as the first heavyweight exclusives (like Starfield) have hit the market, Sony's going to start free falling. They are done.

I also expect Microsoft to "turn the screws on consumers" sooner or later. GabeN is very smart to focus as much on Linux/Proton as he does. When MS becomes arrogant again because they have the upper hand over everything in gaming then nasty stuff is destined to happen.

Sony could buy EA, should give them some nice revenue with battlefield and FIFA.
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Re: Activision Blizzard Firings
Jan 17, 2022, 21:01
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Re: Activision Blizzard Firings Jan 17, 2022, 21:01
Jan 17, 2022, 21:01
 
Cutter wrote on Jan 17, 2022, 20:11:
Pepe wrote on Jan 17, 2022, 20:05:
Lost of stuff going on in different places, recently this came to light https://tinyurl.com/4bfuucmy

If you ask me there are very few companies that don't have issues, and the larger they are the more you will find, not saying I'm ok with that, but you are naive to think this will get fixed overnight by firing one CEO like Kotick.

Out with the old, in with the new and yeah it will get fixed PDQ. You don't seem to understand that all of this occurred under Kotick, and his enablers on the board. This is why you don't see this sort of shit storm at most other large corps. Corporate culture can only get this bad when it starts at the very top of the org.

I understand I also understand that the previous CEO from intel had to step down due to some weird stuff guess what else is going on there as I doubt him having an affair with a collegue was all there was to it.
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