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Re: Biz Buzz
Oct 2, 2023, 12:46
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Re: Biz Buzz Oct 2, 2023, 12:46
Oct 2, 2023, 12:46
 
I am hoping that game developers are smarter than most of the people I deal with, as I use Unity's approach all the time. Here is an example:

A DBA hates working late at night. A customer needs him to migrate a database at 8:00pm - it takes about an hour. I tell him the customer wants the migration done at Midnight. He throws a fit. I go back to my office for a few minutes, come back out and tell him I got them to move it to 8:00pm. He is elated and thinks I'm the greatest.

Game developers - don't be gullible.
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Re: Proposed Unity Changes
Sep 19, 2023, 21:01
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Re: Proposed Unity Changes Sep 19, 2023, 21:01
Sep 19, 2023, 21:01
 
Orogogus wrote on Sep 19, 2023, 12:38:
Overon wrote on Sep 19, 2023, 06:26:
Orogogus wrote on Sep 19, 2023, 02:47:
Simon Says wrote on Sep 18, 2023, 21:39:
Jobastion wrote on Sep 18, 2023, 20:15:
Simon Says wrote on Sep 18, 2023, 19:31:
"Unity will limit fees to 4% of a game’s revenue for customers making over $1 million"

4% of... not profit, but GROSS REVENUE is still a MAJOR RIPOFF TAX. 4% of profits wouldn't had been a big deal, but still a pretty hefty tax, but on gross revenue? That's a very big slice of profits.

LOL, do they think developers are stupid?

Especially when you can transfer to Unreal Engine in record time.
It's 1% less than Epic asks for.

What you're missing is that it's on top of what Unity already asks...

It's not the total price, it's just an ADDED FEE.
No one's missing that. Unity has a free tier and two paid tiers with flat per-user annual fees. And regardless, no one's licensing their game engine by charging a percentage of profit instead of revenue.
Trust has been broken. Nobody can trust the party member that betrayed you.
Ya, that's clear. But 4% of revenue in and of itself isn't outrageous. The meltdown should be over whether anything they say is worth consideration, since apparently they can just unilaterally change the terms of their agreements.
Everyone is missing something key: Unreal takes 5% of revenue ABOVE 1 million. Unity is taking 4% IF YOU MAKE 1 million or more. So if a game makes $2 million, Unreal would take 50,000 for $1 million, Unity would take $80,000 for $2 million. You don't break between Unreal and Unity until you get to $5 million in revenue.
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Re: Game and Mod Development
Jun 27, 2023, 13:35
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Re: Game and Mod Development Jun 27, 2023, 13:35
Jun 27, 2023, 13:35
 
Oh God it's 2000 all over again. Just replace "We have a Web page." with "We have AI."
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Re: Morning Esports & Competitions
May 31, 2023, 14:35
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Re: Morning Esports & Competitions May 31, 2023, 14:35
May 31, 2023, 14:35
 
The very people in esports that think companies should lose money paying them are the same people that say the WNBA players are out of touch. LOL!
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Re: GeForce RTX 4060 Announced
May 18, 2023, 13:49
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Re: GeForce RTX 4060 Announced May 18, 2023, 13:49
May 18, 2023, 13:49
 
The low end of NVidia's 4000 product line is a ripoff. Only 10-15% improvement over the 3000 product line, yet $100+ premium over 3000s.
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Re: OotB: Online tests suggest IQ scores in US dropped for the first time in nearly a century.
Mar 14, 2023, 14:39
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Re: OotB: Online tests suggest IQ scores in US dropped for the first time in nearly a century. Mar 14, 2023, 14:39
Mar 14, 2023, 14:39
 
Four years of listening to Trump will do that!
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Re: Morning Safety Dance
Dec 30, 2022, 14:48
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Re: Morning Safety Dance Dec 30, 2022, 14:48
Dec 30, 2022, 14:48
 
Google home speakers allowed Google to spy on conversations. - Much more worrisome.
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Re: Sunday Tech Bits
Oct 31, 2022, 10:54
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Re: Sunday Tech Bits Oct 31, 2022, 10:54
Oct 31, 2022, 10:54
 
I can save you the time of watching Gamers Nexus 12VHPWR video. "We have no clue, but Igor is wrong." That was useful...
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Re: Evening Tech Bits
Sep 17, 2022, 20:15
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Re: Evening Tech Bits Sep 17, 2022, 20:15
Sep 17, 2022, 20:15
 
Didn't NVidia learn anything from 3dfx? If you abandon your AIBs they will go to your competitor. And market share will evaporate over night. EVGA abandoning NVidia and video cards is a loud "were not going to take it anymore" and an eye opener for other AIBs.

I remember the days when AIBs were allowed to be creative, NVidia (and AMD) restrictions on AIBs are stifling their ability to differentiate themselves. If AMD were smart (their not). they would take this opportunity to free their AIBs from design restrictions.
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Re: Morning Screenshots
Apr 6, 2022, 13:46
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Re: Morning Screenshots Apr 6, 2022, 13:46
Apr 6, 2022, 13:46
 
So glad they ditched it for a real Doom game!
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Re: Epic Boasts 500M Accounts
Feb 17, 2022, 12:49
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Re: Epic Boasts 500M Accounts Feb 17, 2022, 12:49
Feb 17, 2022, 12:49
 
The "Epic sucks" logic misses the mark. Epic and Valve aren't making the games you buy. Developers are. Are you saying your dislike of Epic/Valve is more of a driver than the developer of a great game succeeding? That seems a little off to me.
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Re: Epic Boasts 500M Accounts
Feb 16, 2022, 12:24
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Re: Epic Boasts 500M Accounts Feb 16, 2022, 12:24
Feb 16, 2022, 12:24
 
Can someone explain to me something... why do you support (or don't support) a game launcher? I thought gamers supported the games they like (ie the developers)? If a developer gets a bigger cut from one store instead of another, why wouldn't you purchase from the store that gives more to the developers?

To me, supporting any launcher/store seems nuts.
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Re: Morning Legal Briefs
Jan 14, 2019, 13:12
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Re: Morning Legal Briefs Jan 14, 2019, 13:12
Jan 14, 2019, 13:12
 
Brit hacker hired by Liberian telco to nobble rival now behind bars.

I don't understand this. The hacker goes to jail, but the people who hired him, walk?!
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Re: Boxing Day Legal Briefs
Dec 26, 2018, 13:33
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Re: Boxing Day Legal Briefs Dec 26, 2018, 13:33
Dec 26, 2018, 13:33
 
I agree that no copyright can be applied to dance moves. But I wonder if it can be trademarked? That seems a more winnable approach... of course it must be trademarked before it is copied!
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Re: Epic's Online Store To Undercut Steam Royalties
Dec 4, 2018, 14:47
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Re: Epic's Online Store To Undercut Steam Royalties Dec 4, 2018, 14:47
Dec 4, 2018, 14:47
 
Pretty clever!
Epic's move targets AAA titles from all publishers. If they use the unreal engine, it is only 7% overhead. Publishers maintaining their own game store are going to spend a bigger chunk than 7% and have to deal with all the headaches.
From a game engine standpoint, this is also a big benefit that reduces the cost of the Unreal engine, enticing more developers to use it.
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Re: etc.
Nov 29, 2018, 13:31
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Re: etc. Nov 29, 2018, 13:31
Nov 29, 2018, 13:31
 
Zenimax needs to do some house cleaning at Bethesda...
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Re: Fallout 76 Legal Fallout?
Nov 27, 2018, 13:07
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Re: Fallout 76 Legal Fallout? Nov 27, 2018, 13:07
Nov 27, 2018, 13:07
 
They can make this noise go away by giving refunds. As it is, they are pouring gas on the fire.
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Re: Out of the Blue
Sep 17, 2018, 13:07
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Re: Out of the Blue Sep 17, 2018, 13:07
Sep 17, 2018, 13:07
 
Looks like... Joaquin Phoenix.

on a good day...
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Re: Evening Safety Dance
Sep 6, 2018, 07:27
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Re: Evening Safety Dance Sep 6, 2018, 07:27
Sep 6, 2018, 07:27
 
"Tencent suspends global community manager after multiple sexual harassment claims."

Eric Miucin loses crown as the sleaziest guy in gaming...
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Re: IGN Removes Fired Writer's Work
Aug 16, 2018, 06:50
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Re: IGN Removes Fired Writer's Work Aug 16, 2018, 06:50
Aug 16, 2018, 06:50
 
He plagiarized his LinkedIn experience... Lol!

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