fakespyder wrote on Aug 20, 2020, 22:29:
See you in 2022 then... maybe.
God Sweeney, you're such a hypocrite.
Cutter wrote on Aug 20, 2020, 11:31:This will require a Square Enix Membership
And that's a hard pass.
Ozmodan wrote on Aug 20, 2020, 12:32:
Yeah, I don't see myself wasting money on this disaster. Do any of these developers have an actual testing group?
Dev wrote on Aug 20, 2020, 09:42:Darks wrote on Aug 19, 2020, 22:24:Oh they know. It's just easier to do it that way than add more content or have varied options for difficulty, etc. And if you throw things like achievements in, players seem to fine with a significant grind.
Developers don't seem to know how to find that find balance when it comes to how a challenge is supposed to be in a game.
Horizon zero dawn is how it should be done. If you don't want grind, play normal mode, and as you play through story and some side quests you get strong enough to take on most things. The fights with the baddies/bosses all have ways to exploit vulnerabilities if you can find them, and it encourages finding them. Or you can grind it and pump ammo into them. If you crank difficulty way up to max, you have to get super strategic with armor and weapons modded specifically to your exact fight and enemy, and become super good at dodging. If you play normal, you don't have to put much thought into that.
mirthy wrote on Aug 19, 2020, 11:29:Darks wrote on Aug 19, 2020, 11:21:
I dont usually get Collectors editions, but his is one of those game I would probably do it. If they offered a illithid Statue like they did for the DOS2 Collectors. Larian really needs to let us know if there will be a CE.
I wish I knew what quality it'd be like before it came out. If it was like the WL3 box it would be a no brainer.
ventry wrote on Aug 15, 2020, 19:40:eRe4s3r wrote on Aug 15, 2020, 16:26:Cutter wrote on Aug 15, 2020, 16:21:El Pit wrote on Aug 15, 2020, 14:56:
Trump's idea of free trade is... special. About as special as most things he does.
He's right in this. China is the world's main problem on just about every front. The world should be sanctioning and isolating them until they change.
Good luck with that, with no allies in the world.
You'd be wrong about that.
Both Australia and the UK stand with him on China.
jdreyer wrote on Aug 14, 2020, 17:57:
I'll probably never played it, since I haven't played a Total War game since Shogun, despite being an RTS guy. But you never know.
Verno wrote on Aug 14, 2020, 09:17:jdreyer wrote on Aug 14, 2020, 05:37:
I think the difference is that Sweeney is doing what he does to add *more* players to the market, which is good for consumers. Apple and Google are a duopoly in the $50B+ app market, MS and Blackberry having exited the scene. It boggles the mind how the US puts up with so many monopolistic or duopolistic industries. At the very least, they should be heavily regulated if allowed to survive, but we can't have that b/c then it's "anti-free market." Newsflash: monopolies aren't a free market.
No, it's about more money for him. iOS has a 24% marketshare worldwide and several other countries have their own competing platforms and stores. iOS is not a monopoly and even if we make a Gumby-esque stretch in the definition to say that it is, Apple cannot change that without drastically affecting product quality. iOS and everything that follows work so well for consumers precisely because of Apple's vertical integration with its hardware and the strict controls in place at the App Store. Without them it would be a shit show like the Play Store. Apple shouldn't be forced to ruin its platform because Tim Sweeney wants to make more money. He is all too happy to leverage Apple's deep and ongoing investment in the platform but just wants to name his own price for what he pays them. It's the same bullshit argument he used with Steam. Incidentally I didn't see Tim and the boys suing retailers over their 30% cut in the physical media days.
Let's not forget that he didn't simply lobby to get this done either, he tried to sidestep the app store rules regarding IAP and got his game kicked out. If he is allowed to do this then those platforms won't be getting any money at all, he'll simply try to push purchases through sideloaded IAP like he did with Android. He doesn't have a legal right to sell his game on Apple's Store, its their platform and if you want to sell there you have to play by their rules which are not at all unreasonable.
drloser wrote on Aug 14, 2020, 05:22:Simon Says wrote on Aug 13, 2020, 23:27:Sweeney is on the developers' side. Everything he does is for the content creators.
Anti-consumer and anti-competitive corporation sues anti-consumer and anti-competitive corporation.
Maybe it looks anti consumer on the short term, because you can't buy your game on Steam, but on the long run, it will be beneficial for everyone, except Apple/Google/Steam.
Sweeney's ultimate goal is that :
- you can buy a product anywhere (Apple, Xbox, Steam)
- the vendor takes a small cut (<10%) - all the rest is for the content creator
- then you can use the product on all the platforms without any additional charge
Offering exclusivity on the EGS is a side effect of what is required to break the statu quo in order to reach this goal. It looks nasty for the consumers, but it's only temporary. Sweeney is already one of the richest men on earth - he's not doing this by greed.
Drayth wrote on Aug 13, 2020, 21:34:
The company who makes deals with third-party games to sell exclusively on their store, is suing the company who wants a cut from third-party sales made on their own store. Oh the ironing...
MacAllen wrote on Aug 10, 2020, 12:50:
36 hours of play, not a single crash, running at Ultra, smooth as butter. I feel for the folks having issues but I'm loving it. So excited it came to PC.