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News Comments > MS Acquisition Rumor Targets include EA, Valve, & PUBG
25. Re: MS Acquisition Rumor Targets include EA, Valve, & PUBG Jan 29, 2018, 23:06 Jerykk
 
I don't see any of these being plausible except for BlueHole. Valve is huge and they make a ton of money from Steam. They basically own PC as a gaming platform and have no reason to sell. EA is also huge and makes a lot of money from supporting multiple platforms, the biggest of which is likely PS4. Selling to MS doesn't really make sense for them either.  
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News Comments > Are "Let's Play" Streams Legal?
29. Re: Are Jan 29, 2018, 12:30 Jerykk
 
HoSpanky wrote on Jan 29, 2018, 12:16:
If a streamer isnít making money off of their broadcast, itíd be a different story. But the bigger streamers make ridiculous money. If half of what they made for a particular video went to the developers, well, thatíd probably solve any worries development houses have. Havenít heard of any streamers sending money to the companies whose games they play, though.

You're forgetting that streamers basically provide free advertising. Publishers and developers will give streamers free copies of their games in order to take advantage of that. Some publishers and developers will even pay streamers to play their games.

If someone is willing to watch an entire single-player, story-driven game playthrough on Twitch or Youtube, they probably weren't going to spend $60 on it anyway. In other cases, the viewer might watch a few hours of it and then decide "Hey, this game actually looks pretty cool. I think I'll pick it up!"
 
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News Comments > Assassin's Creed: Origins Game+ Mode Coming
4. Re: Assassin's Creed: Origins Game+ Mode Coming Jan 29, 2018, 12:25 Jerykk
 
I don't really see the point of this. You can easily max out all of your upgrades and abilities within a single playthrough. You can also complete all of the content. This isn't an RPG so a second playthrough would be exactly the same as the first.  
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News Comments > New Dragon Age Game in the Works
27. Re: New Dragon Age Game in the Works Jan 25, 2018, 23:07 Jerykk
 
Orogogus wrote on Jan 25, 2018, 18:04:
The PC gets a lot of indie games, but all the big budget games still end up on one or both of the consoles.

All the big-budget games come to PC as well (except for the first-party exclusives). Given the rising costs of AAA development, not releasing on PC is just throwing away money.

Also, the rising profits of PC gaming are due primarily to incredibly popular F2P games like Lol and DotA2 more than anything else. PUBG is popular, but it's a one-time purchase whereas F2P can monetize for years.

Quinn wrote on Jan 25, 2018, 17:22:
Both online as in my real life surroundings, I hear of console players buying PCs or saving money for one as they desperately want to become part of this fabled (thank you Zero Punctuation) PC Master Race.

That's not really true at all. The vast majority of console gamers have no interest in PC gaming. They simply don't see PC as a gaming platform even if it's objectively superior. PC gaming revenues are growing but that's not because console players are abandoning consoles.
 
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News Comments > Pillars of Eternity II Deadfire in April; Preorders Begin
2. Re: Pillars of Eternity II Deadfire in April; Preorders Begin Jan 25, 2018, 22:58 Jerykk
 
Looking forward to this. The setting of the first game was a bit pedestrian. This one looks a lot more interesting.  
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News Comments > New Dragon Age Game in the Works
8. Re: New Dragon Age Game in the Works Jan 24, 2018, 23:03 Jerykk
 
Zanderat1 wrote on Jan 24, 2018, 22:30:
I actually liked DA2. It had it's flaws, but was fun to play. OTOH, I found DAI boring and quit about a third of the way in.

The combat encounters were horribly designed. They would just keep spawning wave after wave of enemies, making it impossible to actually plan ahead. This was infuriating on Nightmare difficulty where enemies actually posed a threat but the encounters were clearly designed for the lower difficulties where enemies were just cannon fodder.

In any case, I sincerely hope they abandon the open-world nonsense of DA:I. Bioware isn't good at it. Just make a regular, 40-60 hour RPG with no filler, please.
 
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News Comments > Sea of Thieves Beta This Week
12. Re: Sea of Thieves Beta This Week Jan 23, 2018, 05:07 Jerykk
 
ItBurn wrote on Jan 22, 2018, 15:51:
HoSpanky wrote on Jan 22, 2018, 15:31:
It's Win10 because it's crossplay compatible with Xbone games. Every game done that way is Windows Store Only. I'm not a fan of the Windows Store, but it DOES mean I can play Forza Horizon 3 on my PC. You have to consider it that way, instead of "do it my way or not at all". Because then you wouldn't even have the option. These games would be Xbone-only, MS has exclusivity rights.

I'd prefer to have all my games in one store, but that just isn't possible right now.

I don't care if the game is XBox only. I don't care if there's no Windows version of a good game. There's tons of other good games to play and I'll play those instead. I'm happy to vote with my money and tell Microsoft that I don't want their BS.

Voting with your wallet is fine but that doesn't mean that MS games shouldn't be on PC. Yes, the Windows Store sucks but I'd rather have options than no options.
 
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News Comments > Far Cry 5 System Specs
11. Re: Far Cry 5 System Specs Jan 23, 2018, 01:17 Jerykk
 
1badmf wrote on Jan 23, 2018, 01:04:
Muscular Beaver wrote on Jan 22, 2018, 20:36:
Yep, RAM prices, HDD prices, GPU prices, Meltdown & Spectre... Worst time ever to buy a PC. I need a new one soon too. I guess I will have to wait 1 or 2 years longer, even if the prices drop to normal levels again, because Meltdown & Spectre will probably only be fixed in 1 to 3 years.

always upgrade during black friday. i got a 1600x for $180; even with proposed amd price cuts they'll be above $200. also got a vega64 liquid for $699. i just looked at video card prices and i could sell it used right now for nearly double that.

Prices were crappy during Black Friday too. AMD hardware is always cheaper.
 
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News Comments > Assassinís Creed Origins: The Hidden Ones Trailer
3. Re: Assassinís Creed Origins: The Hidden Ones Trailer Jan 22, 2018, 22:52 Jerykk
 
NKD wrote on Jan 22, 2018, 22:48:
Darks wrote on Jan 22, 2018, 21:23:
UBI has a very bad habit of rehashing areas in the world thats already there. I hate it when they go so cheap and dont expand the maps to add this new content.

I don't understand? This DLC takes place on a new map...

I think the issue is that the new map is very similar to the old one. It also doesn't look like they're introducing any new enemies or gameplay mechanics. It's basically just more of the same, which makes sense for DLC, though given the sheer quantity of content in the base game, this kind of DLC feels a bit redundant.
 
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News Comments > Far Cry 5 System Specs
9. Re: Far Cry 5 System Specs Jan 22, 2018, 22:46 Jerykk
 
DangerDog wrote on Jan 22, 2018, 20:52:
Is multiplayer p2p matchmaking? I've never spent any time playing the previous farcry games multiplayer because it's always a subpar experience.

I don't think the game has PvP, only co-op.

Anywho, I appreciate that they actually define their image quality and performance targets per spec. All developers and publishers should do that.
 
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News Comments > More on Crytek's Star Citizen Lawsuit
31. Re: Re: More on Crytek's Star Citizen Lawsuit Jan 21, 2018, 06:55 Jerykk
 
Kxmode wrote on Jan 20, 2018, 23:22:
Well if there's one thing Chris Roberts does well, it would be "to break their promises."

Personally I think it's really slimy to claim "oh, this is all Lumberyard" when many of the core aspects of the game are still CryEngine. If someone gutted out and replace a Porche with after-market stuff, the core would still be a Porche.

Crytek sold the CryEngine source code to Amazon knowing full well that it would be used as the foundation of a new, competing engine. If Lumberyard offers CIG more value than CryEngine, then CIG is well within their rights to make the switch. There's a reason why most developers stay away from CryEngine so I can completely understand why CIG would follow suit.

Also, it's pretty absurd that Crytek is arguing that CIG is required to use CryEngine. That's not how licenses work. The license only means that CIG is allowed to use the engine, not required to use it. Crytek's entire case relies on this false requirement.

Spektr wrote on Jan 21, 2018, 06:02:
I expect these promises to be part of a legal-binding contract. Do you think Crytek is a team of teenagers? They are not as crooked as Chris Roberts but I am sure they come close. they know business

I wouldn't be so sure about that. Crytek has a history of poor business decisions. Ryse was a flop, they repeatedly failed to pay their employees between 2014 and 2017, they closed five of their studios, they bought the Homefront IP, did nothing with it and then sold it, their engine licensing business is a failure and they sold their engine source code to a competitor so that it could be used to create a competing engine. Now they're suing based on an inherently flawed understanding of how licensing works.

Flatline wrote on Jan 20, 2018, 18:21:
The exact language is: During the Term of the License, or any renewals thereof, and for a period of two years thereafter, Licensee, its principals, and Affiliates shall not directly or indirectly engage in the business of designing, developing, creating, supporting, maintaining, promoting, selling or licensing (directly or indirectly) any game engine or middleware which compete with CryEngine.

IANAL but the exact language says that you cannot develop, design, create, support maintain, promote sell, or license any game engine or middleware which compete with CryEngine.

The language says "in the business" of doing those things. Engine development is not the business of CIG. If CIG were selling/licensing their version of the engine, they would be violating that clause. But they aren't.

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News Comments > We Happy Few Delay; Refunds
7. Re: We Happy Few Delay; Refunds Jan 19, 2018, 23:31 Jerykk
 
jacobvandy wrote on Jan 19, 2018, 19:23:
Yeah, but it sounds like they really fucked up and it's hard to recover from that. I haven't been following this at all, but there was so much hype for the game after it showed at E3, people liking what they saw of it more than anything from the AAA sector... So it's unfortunate they weren't able to capitalize on such a huge PR advantage that a lot indie devs would kill for.

I knew that the E3 trailer was going to cause backlash as soon as I saw it. It portrayed the game as a tightly scripted, cinematic affair which it never was. The game was always going to focus on survival crafting in procedurally-generated environments but the majority of people who saw the trailer didn't know that.

They've released multiple trailers for the game and there are others that are far more representative of the actual gameplay experience. They should have used one of those instead.
 
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News Comments > Carmageddon TDR 2000 for Free
1. Re: Carmageddon TDR 2000 for Free Jan 18, 2018, 23:02 Jerykk
 
Eh, this was the worst of the series. Carma 1 or 2 would have been much better. Still, it's free so I guess I can't complain too much.  
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News Comments > On Sale
1. Re: On Sale Jan 16, 2018, 23:15 Jerykk
 
Everyone should buy Shadow Tactics immediately.  
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News Comments > DARK SOULS: REMASTERED Announcement
1. Re: DARK SOULS: REMASTERED Announcement Jan 12, 2018, 00:48 Jerykk
 
Good to see a proper PC port for Dark Souls, though it's a bit redundant now with all the mods and workarounds for the original port.  
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News Comments > PC FINAL FANTASY XII THE ZODIAC AGE Next Month
3. Re: PC FINAL FANTASY XII THE ZODIAC AGE Next Month Jan 12, 2018, 00:46 Jerykk
 
Good to see that they're supporting 60 FPS. Wish they'd do that with their other FF ports.  
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News Comments > CIG Responds to Crytek Lawsuit
12. Re: CIG Responds to Crytek Lawsuit Jan 7, 2018, 19:52 Jerykk
 
I'm not sure how Crytek is even still alive. They haven't released a noteworthy game in years, their engine licensing business is a joke compared to Unreal and Unity, they bought the Homefront IP, did nothing with it and then sold it, they sold the CryEngine source code to Amazon and now they're probably going to lose a lawsuit.

Crytek is basically a lesson in poor business decisions.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Consolidation
4. Re: Saturday Consolidation Jan 6, 2018, 17:13 Jerykk
 
HoSpanky wrote on Jan 6, 2018, 14:14:
RedEye9 wrote on Jan 6, 2018, 12:15:
Yes, we know the Wii U was crap.
They should have never used reused the Wii branding on it.

The Wii U wasnít crap, it wasnít named/advertised properly. People thought it was just a new Wii (using the same games) and didnít buy it because their current Wii worked fine or wasnít used at all. It was a surprisingly good machine...while ps4/xbone owners were concerned with which console had 900p vs 1080p at 30fps, EVERY first party Wii U game ran at a solid 1080/60.

Not entirely true. Most first party games were rendered at 720p and then upscaled to 1080p. Still, they did all target 60 FPS and I wish all games did that.
 
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News Comments > Outbreak: The New Nightmare Awakens
8. Re: Outbreak: The New Nightmare Awakens Jan 5, 2018, 22:53 Jerykk
 
SlimRam wrote on Jan 5, 2018, 21:36:
MoreLuckThanSkill wrote on Jan 5, 2018, 21:25:
Ugh. As a solo project, it's somewhat impressive, but there's a reason games moved away from fixed camera style gameplay... it's fucking terrible.
Yeah, I watched the video for it and I can't figure out how you even aim??? Do you just point your character in the general direction of the enemy you want to shoot and it like, auto locks-on to the nearest target? I don't get it.

Yup. That's how the old RE games worked.
 
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News Comments > Utomik's January Additions
1. Re: Utomik's January Additions Jan 3, 2018, 21:43 Jerykk
 
Interesting concept, though they'll need to greatly expand their selection of AAA games if they want to compete. If they can do that, they might give Steam a run for its money.  
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