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Re: Startopia and Urban Chaos on GOG.COM
Jan 19, 2021, 18:36
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Re: Startopia and Urban Chaos on GOG.COM Jan 19, 2021, 18:36
Jan 19, 2021, 18:36
 
Startopia was a commercial flop back in the day and it's so sad because it was such a great game that still holds up well now. If you like Bullfrog style goofy management games (Mucky Foot was formed by ex-Bullfrog employees), I highly recommend it.
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Re: Saturday Multiplex
Jan 11, 2021, 12:35
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Re: Saturday Multiplex Jan 11, 2021, 12:35
Jan 11, 2021, 12:35
 
25 minutes of reading other people's Glassdoor reviews, articles and tweets, claiming it as "analysis" by stating the same things that have been discussed at length for weeks already. Riveting stuff.
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Re: PC MONKEY BARRELS Next Month
Jan 9, 2021, 11:43
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Re: PC MONKEY BARRELS Next Month Jan 9, 2021, 11:43
Jan 9, 2021, 11:43
 
Bummer this is only 30fps on the Switch. It looks like it kind of flopped there, which is probably why they took an Epic exclusivity bribe. Ahh well, I can wait a year.
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Re: Morning Tech Bits
Dec 30, 2020, 12:45
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Re: Morning Tech Bits Dec 30, 2020, 12:45
Dec 30, 2020, 12:45
 
Am I missing something with that article about the cards in an abandoned container? The URL indicates that but the whole article is literally just explaining what the cards are and what the launch plans are. There's nothing in the articicle about the headline.
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Re: Insert Coin Drops
Nov 25, 2020, 15:28
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Re: Insert Coin Drops Nov 25, 2020, 15:28
Nov 25, 2020, 15:28
 
I was a backer on this project. It is YEARS overdue (many similar documentaries have crowdfunded, produced and released in the time this has been in development) and so far, all backers got was an early screener version. This is out for the public to pay to see and backers don't have access to the final release yet. Just wow, what a mess this campaign has been.
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Re: Take-Two Acquiring Codemasters
Nov 10, 2020, 13:13
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Re: Take-Two Acquiring Codemasters Nov 10, 2020, 13:13
Nov 10, 2020, 13:13
 
RIP fairly monetized racing games.
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Re: CyberTaxi Released
Nov 9, 2020, 23:47
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Re: CyberTaxi Released Nov 9, 2020, 23:47
Nov 9, 2020, 23:47
 
Mysdrial wrote on Nov 9, 2020, 19:47:
Ironically, I think the game was called Quarantine (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quarantine_(video_game)), or at least that's the game this made me think of...

I loved Quarantine back in the day, despite it being janky. I've waited years for a proper remake of that. This is absolutely inspired by that but yeah, as soon as I saw Ultimate Games, I know it would be shovelware. Hope someone still makes a proper modern Quarantine some day.
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Re: CyberTaxi Released
Nov 9, 2020, 23:45
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Re: CyberTaxi Released Nov 9, 2020, 23:45
Nov 9, 2020, 23:45
 
Pr()ZaC wrote on Nov 9, 2020, 19:31:
Hey Taxi!
Step one please.

(guess the game)

Space Taxi for the Commodore 64! Love that game.
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Re: Square Enix Financials
Nov 8, 2020, 13:45
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Re: Square Enix Financials Nov 8, 2020, 13:45
Nov 8, 2020, 13:45
 
The game has only sold 3 million units 2 months after launch across all platforms. That may sound like a lot, except when the estimation of the costs to make and market it were $190M dollars, plus the ongoing costs of maintaining the "live service" elements. It's player base on PC has gone off a cliff, so has its streaming numbers and most people I know who were super hyped for it got bored after a couple of weeks because like every live service game, there's no end game content. This is basically Anthem, except is cost even more because a huge chunk of the costs and profits go back to Disney. The Marvel superfans who will buy anything with that name on it have already bought it and now the word is out that it's actually a mediocre game at best. I think Square Enix will have to eat some financial crow on this one. But as someone who was fed up with this after 30 minutes with the free beta, they probably should.
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Re: The Dark Pictures Anthology: House of Ashes Teased
Nov 2, 2020, 10:19
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Re: The Dark Pictures Anthology: House of Ashes Teased Nov 2, 2020, 10:19
Nov 2, 2020, 10:19
 
Tried to stream a co-op playthrough of Little Hope with a friend this weekend. We had hoped that after the buggy mess that was the PC version of Man of Medan (where we had to run a community tool to reencode the video files so the game would actually start, a year after launch), that Supermassive would have learned how to ship stuff complete but alas no. Game crashed mid-chapter and now we can't relaunch our session without it either getting stuck at a loading screen or freezing after a few seconds. Steam forums full of people with the same issue, Supermassive is "working on it." And if I recall (though I might be wrong), this release was delayed too.
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Re: Devolver Digital Acquires Croteam
Oct 21, 2020, 13:25
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Re: Devolver Digital Acquires Croteam Oct 21, 2020, 13:25
Oct 21, 2020, 13:25
 
Developer (or Gathering of Developers, which was its predecessor run by the same people) has published literally everything Crotem's ever made. There was a good interview with one of the founders on the Noclip podcast recently and he basically called Devolver family, saying that without them, there is basically no Croteaam. Devolver hasn't really acquired much so it's interesting to see them buy another company but they were basically one in the same already. Hope it works out for both of them.
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Re: GRAVEN Announced
Sep 6, 2020, 13:03
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Re: GRAVEN Announced Sep 6, 2020, 13:03
Sep 6, 2020, 13:03
 
It's mostly run by a new crew based in Denmark (who are very into this kind of stuff) but Scott Miller is still running the business end of things.
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Re: Rogue Legacy 2 Released
Aug 24, 2020, 09:16
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Re: Rogue Legacy 2 Released Aug 24, 2020, 09:16
Aug 24, 2020, 09:16
 
Interesting this launched on Epic and Steam at the same time. Epic's stated policy is to only deal in exclusives (with exceptions of big AAA titles like Cyberpunk.)
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Re: Oculus Adding Facebook Account Requirement
Aug 19, 2020, 09:37
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Re: Oculus Adding Facebook Account Requirement Aug 19, 2020, 09:37
Aug 19, 2020, 09:37
 
Well, that's a bummer. I was going to use ReVive to buy a few Oculus Store exclusive titles to use with my Odyssey+. Guess that settles that. Hopefully a few of these eventually come to SteamVR.
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Re: AT&T May Not Be Selling WBIE After All
Aug 11, 2020, 09:18
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Re: AT&T May Not Be Selling WBIE After All Aug 11, 2020, 09:18
Aug 11, 2020, 09:18
 
A lot of press wrote on this based on face value of the internal e-mail (shocker) but this very good legal channel goes into detail about how this actually means it's more likely to be for sale, not less: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=avPbbwO7Eoc
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Re: Epic Games Store Achievements First Look
Jul 30, 2020, 13:30
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Re: Epic Games Store Achievements First Look Jul 30, 2020, 13:30
Jul 30, 2020, 13:30
 
People have often reported having their credit card's fraud protection get tripped for too many repeat transactions during a sale.
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Re: Another Assassin's Creed: Valhalla Video Leak
Jul 8, 2020, 11:51
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Re: Another Assassin's Creed: Valhalla Video Leak Jul 8, 2020, 11:51
Jul 8, 2020, 11:51
 
Aaaand already copyright claimed.
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Re: AT&T May Sell WBIE
Jun 12, 2020, 22:50
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Re: AT&T May Sell WBIE Jun 12, 2020, 22:50
Jun 12, 2020, 22:50
 
Everyone knows consolidation is always best for consumers.
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Jun 3, 2020, 22:17
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Re: Jun 3, 2020, 22:17
Jun 3, 2020, 22:17
 
This is sadly a very common business strategy. Partner with a smaller company, get a bunch of work out of them, stop paying them knowing they're not wealthy enough to sue you, wait for them to be on the edge and then either acquire them for peanuts or just grab up their people and assets. I read a book a few years ago on the history of Commodore and this is pretty much how they built themselves up to the powerhouse they were in the 80s. Bethesda and EA are believed to have acquired a few of their studios this way too.

Big business and ethics are frequently like oil and water. And well, look up Strauss Zelnick, the guy who runs Take-Two now. His ruthlessness is legendary.
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Re: Saints Row The Third Remastered Released
May 22, 2020, 13:32
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Re: Saints Row The Third Remastered Released May 22, 2020, 13:32
May 22, 2020, 13:32
 
I went to request a press key for this and had the option of selecting either Epic or Steam. Wonder if that was a mistake now.
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