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News Comments > Out of the Blue
6. Re: Out of the Blue Apr 22, 2019, 20:50 Kxmode
 
jdreyer wrote on Apr 22, 2019, 16:34:
"Spider-Man" Closing Out MCU Phase 3.

"Please keep coming to see our movies after Avengers: Endgame!"

Marvel did for comic book films what no other studio has done. They produced successful individual and crossover event films. That storytelling always happened in comic books but never in film and especially with comic book films. Even when DC tried to copy the formula, it failed because they did it in a fragmented way. They started it with a single movie Superman v Batman, then their big Avengers crossover with Justice League then the individual films. The formula doesn't work. It has to be the individual, so the audience connects on an emotional level with the characters so that by the time viewers got to Civil War it became genuinely hard to pick sides. Only Marvel was able to put that off. I bet a lot of that had to do with industry-vets like Stan Lee and others telling Disney we need to do this, "we'll make it work" and Disney giving Marvel, the writers and directors enough autonomy to do it. It's also likely one of the reasons James Gunn was brought back to do GOTG3.
 
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News Comments > Chris Roberts on Fixing Anthem
72. Re: Chris Roberts on Fixing Anthem Apr 22, 2019, 20:39 Kxmode
 
RedEye9 wrote on Apr 22, 2019, 20:36:
Being a hypocrite has never stopped eric smart from chiming in

Is Eric Smart, Derek's quiet brother?
 
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News Comments > Chris Roberts on Fixing Anthem
70. Re: Chris Roberts on Fixing Anthem Apr 22, 2019, 20:34 Kxmode
 
CJ_Parker wrote on Apr 22, 2019, 19:50:
Xactly. And for the PU with its 100 star systems it would have been fine to have maybe one more fleshed out system at launch and 99 2D kiosks like in Freelancer. They could have always converted those 99 systems into full-fledged 3D locations later.

Instead that dipshit chose to do things ass backwards by fleshing out one system to the point that the other 99 systems will never get done (at the same level of detail) in our lifetime. Really smart approach that. Not.

Exactly. It doesn't make Chris wrong for chiming in, but it does make him a hypocrite for saying what he would do better to another company's product when his project is a trash-heap, alpha-tech demo on its way to obsolescence. In other words, he shouldn't say anything until he gets his product to a state where 1) he can ship the promised product (and by promise, I mean the post-stretch-goal-scope-creeped-into-oblivion Frankenstein version) and 2) it is sustainable as a live service (which doesn't happen until it is live several months after the fact, and we can review it in hindsight). It's like Sean Murray talking about the morality of EA's marketing practices.
 
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News Comments > Chris Roberts on Fixing Anthem
68. Re: Chris Roberts on Fixing Anthem Apr 22, 2019, 18:25 Kxmode
 
Kosumo wrote on Apr 22, 2019, 17:20:
So that is Chris view on NMS and Anthem - gamers had too high an expectations after paying ~$60 for the games.

So Chris, if people have paid hundreds and hundreds of dollars for DLC for an unreleased game, can they have high expectations that they will receive value for that money? What should their expectations be?

Chris, why are you selling stuff that you are unsure of if you can make it work flawlessly? Are you just going to say that if people are not happy with you product, that they should not have wanted so much?

He already said that. "As is true with most projects when the scope changes so do the timelines, you can't build a castle in the same time you would a woodshed no matter how much money or how many people you have. To try to make some kind of narrative about how we promised the game in two years no matter how big the scope grew is false. Could we have shipped a small scale 30 mission game in the old Wing Commander format in two years? Yes, but that's not the game the community wants or the game we're building." Source I'm pretty certain a small scale 30 mission game in the old Wing Commander format is precisely what most wanted. The endless array of stretch goals literally changed what the final game would become. That's not the fault of Gamers. That's the fault of Chris for scope-creeping his product into oblivion after a successful Kickstarter campaign. It is not unlike what BioWare devs did with iteration after iteration of Anthem until they were forced by EA to produce something.
 
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News Comments > Anduin Wrynn Joining Heroes of the Storm?
3. Re: Anduin Wrynn Joining Heroes of the Storm? Apr 22, 2019, 16:42 Kxmode
 
Wallshadows wrote on Apr 22, 2019, 16:07:
Ah, the Wesley Crusher Syndrome character of video games.

Is he a Gary Stu character?
 
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News Comments > Chris Roberts on Fixing Anthem
65. Re: Chris Roberts on Fixing Anthem Apr 22, 2019, 15:41 Kxmode
 
You've seen it from No Man's Sky and Sean Murray. Let me put it this way. There's was 13 of them and they built something amazing. They should not have taken the amount of abuse and flack they had when it came out. As a technical challenge, to build something that big with that much stuff and such a small team, I am hats off very impressed by their talent.

The problem was players' expectations were so far beyond that. They imagined all this extra stuff. When they were first showing it maybe there was some stuff that, through iteration or whatever, they couldn't get into the game. They took a huge amount of abuse, they were written off and they just put their heads down and they kept updating, delivering and making it better and better. Now the perception has changed.

Total BS. Where do you think the player's imaginations came from Chris?! It certainly wasn't from the vacuum of space. It came from Sean Murray always LYING about what his product would have for players AT launch. I wish people would stop seeing history through rose-colored glasses now that HG has delivered post-launch updates. The bottom line is No Man's Sky made a lot of money from one man's lie. The adverse reaction to NMS isn't the fault of players but Sean Murray for purposely going down a wrong business path, and it is something Chris Roberts is dangerous crossing for his game. Think of all the promises he has made. How many of those will be in the game at launch, and how quickly will he dismiss them as "oh, they're coming but in an eventual update?" Players are going to expect certain things and they will take issue with Chris if he doesn't deliver. That's besides the fact that they have open communication with the backer community.
 
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News Comments > Anduin Wrynn Joining Heroes of the Storm?
1. Re: Anduin Wrynn Joining Heroes of the Storm? Apr 22, 2019, 14:34 Kxmode
 
Heroes of the Storm is Blizzard's Jumping the Shark.  
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News Comments > Chris Roberts on Fixing Anthem
62. Re: Chris Roberts on Fixing Anthem Apr 22, 2019, 14:10 Kxmode
 
Oh boy. A thread about No Man's Sky, Chris Roberts, AND Anthem! Just need to toss in Derek Smart, and the journey to the dark side is complete!

Anyhow, with that out of the way, the problem with Anthem is that it was sold as a feature-complete game when in reality it was an incomplete Games-as-a-Service. The problem with No Man's Sky is that Sean Murray repeatedly lied about what would be in the game at launch (in some respects Anthem did the same via it's 2017 E3 demo).

In both cases, gamers are NOT at fault. The fault is squarely on the publisher and studio's shoulders for not managing expectations. The hating on EA is sidelined by the fact that many saw Anthem as coming from the "A" Edmonton BioWare studio, and in the wake of Andromeda. The expectation from gamers was that the Edmonton studio was going to kill it and bring Bioware back to the form.

"He indicates he feels the developers of Star Citizen are avoiding these woes by better communicating with their audience" Because they're under obligation to do so per their Kickstarter pitch. But on that I do agree. Doing that definitely improves communication and helps establish better expectations.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
25. Re: etc. Apr 19, 2019, 14:50 Kxmode
 
Blue wrote on Apr 19, 2019, 07:34:
Kxmode wrote on Apr 18, 2019, 19:45:
Season Two finale of Star Trek Discovery is out today.

No spoiler tags?

No. Nothing I wrote is a spoiler.
 
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News Comments > etc.
2. Re: etc. Apr 19, 2019, 14:40 Kxmode
 
Cutter wrote on Apr 19, 2019, 10:38:
No, that's what it says about streaming and influencers and sheep that are easily led. I game all the time and I'm not engaged in any of that scheisse.

If people wanted to watch gameplay videos they could do that on Youtube. People watch people on Twitch because they like the host's personality or other "attributes". The game is irrelevant.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
19. Re: Out of the Blue Apr 18, 2019, 19:45 Kxmode
 
Season Two finale of Star Trek Discovery is out today.

Here's my review of the last previous episode and season two in general: "Star Trek Discovery Season 2 Episode 13 was fantastic! For the first time we get to see the interior of the U.S.S. Enterprise, and it does NOT disappoint. They got so many details right that I had to rewatch several time to take it all in. But off-hand they had the turn-handle device in the turbolift! And the bridge: holy moly. No expense was spared (displays, sounds, the captain's chair; this IS the Enterprise from TOS just modernized). So much attention to detail. Beyond that, the performances from all were spectacular with a special nod to Sonequa Martin-Green (as Michael Burnham) and Anson Mount (as a stellar Christopher Pike). If you've not watched the show, I highly recommend starting with Season 2. The part-2 finale airs next week, so you have time to binge-catch-up. I hear the show is going in a radical new direction that will completely resync it with the TOS/prime timeline. What that is I don't know. Have to wait until next week and season three."

This comment was edited on Apr 18, 2019, 20:30.
 
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News Comments > Atlas Reactor Closing
5. Re: Atlas Reactor Closing Apr 18, 2019, 18:11 Kxmode
 
Angrius Maximis wrote on Apr 18, 2019, 16:16:
Typical Trion move. try to copy a genre then fail to support said product

^
 
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News Comments > Get Assassin's Creed Unity for Free
39. Re: Get Assassin's Creed Unity for Free Apr 18, 2019, 10:55 Kxmode
 
Mr. Tact wrote on Apr 18, 2019, 10:33:
Kxmode wrote on Apr 18, 2019, 10:27:
Well, that's something. I thought "Orange Julius" was fitting because well, the Orange is obvious. But the Julius comes from Julius Caesar because he sounds and acts like a dictator/tyrant/narcissistic egomaniac...
You do know there is a retail outlet called "Orange Julius", right? Just sayin', makes it an easy jump to make.

Of course. Who doesn't know about them? Good drinks, by the way. Obviously, their brand name was the foundation.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
3. Re: Out of the Blue Apr 18, 2019, 10:44 Kxmode
 
That's good of Alex. People who stop working because of health issues start to deteriorate. Movement, action, keeps thing in motion. Keeps the body and mind fighting.

For your consideration, "Night Running" by Cage The Elephant and Beck.
 
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News Comments > Get Assassin's Creed Unity for Free
37. Re: Get Assassin's Creed Unity for Free Apr 18, 2019, 10:27 Kxmode
 
RedEye9 wrote on Apr 18, 2019, 08:58:
Slick wrote on Apr 18, 2019, 02:08:
How in the fuck have i never heard that one before? That's way better than the Dorito in Cheese.
It is on every list, number #11 here in this list of 15 dotus names.
I like Angry Creamsicle.

Well, that's something. I thought "Orange Julius" was fitting because well, the Orange is obvious. But the Julius comes from Julius Caesar because he sounds and acts like a dictator/tyrant/narcissistic egomaniac (which is what most dictators and tyrants are). Non-political observation. Purely about his personality and persona.
 
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News Comments > Get Assassin's Creed Unity for Free
31. Re: Get Assassin's Creed Unity for Free Apr 18, 2019, 06:58 Kxmode
 
Can we please return to Assassin's Creed Unity, the Assassin's Creed series, or video games in general? I really don't like digressing in discussions about the him.  
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News Comments > Get Assassin's Creed Unity for Free
27. Re: Get Assassin's Creed Unity for Free Apr 18, 2019, 05:42 Kxmode
 
Slick wrote on Apr 18, 2019, 02:08:
Kxmode wrote on Apr 17, 2019, 21:43:
Are you guys done talking about Orange Julius?

How in the fuck have i never heard that one before? That's way better than the Dorito in Cheese.

Because I made it up.
 
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News Comments > Get Assassin's Creed Unity for Free
24. Re: Get Assassin's Creed Unity for Free Apr 17, 2019, 23:51 Kxmode
 
RedEye9 wrote on Apr 17, 2019, 23:11:
Only an idiot would tweet from his bully pulpit about something he knows nothing about .

Isn't that every armchair specialist on social media?
 
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News Comments > Get Assassin's Creed Unity for Free
19. Re: Get Assassin's Creed Unity for Free Apr 17, 2019, 21:43 Kxmode
 
Are you guys done talking about Orange Julius?  
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News Comments > Get Assassin's Creed Unity for Free
12. Re: Get Assassin's Creed Unity for Free Apr 17, 2019, 19:10 Kxmode
 
As much as I feel this is a GREAT move on their part, I'm inclined to point out that Unity is the worst game in the series for the controls alone. The second reason is it is the only game in the AC series that has legit Pay-2-Win elements. For example, you need a specific item to finish the game that is only available in the cash shop either with exorbitant gold or real money for quick-access. I distinctly remember using a cheat to give myself 250K gold so I could get the item and complete the game (by that point I was done with it and just wanted to move on). I wonder how many people are going to be frustrated. That aside Norte-Dame in the game is a fantastic and faithful recreation. Actually, all of Paris in the game during the French Revolution is AMAZING and worth seeing.  
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