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Re: Epic Games Store Sales Top $680M; Free Games to Continue All Year
Jan 14, 2020, 12:28
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Re: Epic Games Store Sales Top $680M; Free Games to Continue All Year Jan 14, 2020, 12:28
Jan 14, 2020, 12:28
 
Interesting math:
Borderlands 3 had, as of last September, sold 3.3 million PC units
At $60/unit, that is $198 million of revenue.
Epic says $250 million of revenue is from 3rd-party games.
That implies Borderlands 3 is responsible for 79% of all 3rd-party sales.
That also implies all other 3rd-party game sales combined are only $52 million.
That is... pretty bad, given the number of Epic exclusives.
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Re: Phoenix Point Launch Plans
Nov 24, 2019, 15:00
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Re: Phoenix Point Launch Plans Nov 24, 2019, 15:00
Nov 24, 2019, 15:00
 
I will be looking forward to December 3... 2020, when my Steam key works.
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Re: Get Tacoma for Free
Mar 22, 2019, 03:27
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Re: Get Tacoma for Free Mar 22, 2019, 03:27
Mar 22, 2019, 03:27
 
As a former Seattle resident, I have to refuse a free copy of this game on moral grounds.
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Re: January 2019 Digital Game Sales
Feb 25, 2019, 16:51
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Re: January 2019 Digital Game Sales Feb 25, 2019, 16:51
Feb 25, 2019, 16:51
 
Oh, yeah, we all forgot that Asia fell off the Earth a few decades ago...

Incidentally, Honour of Kings is also known as Arena of Valor in Western markets. It has over 200 million players, which is more than League of Legends. It's so popular that the Chinese government called it a poison, and it forced Tencent to add spyware to the Chinese version to Protect the Children by monitoring play time and using face recognition to associate the player with China's social credit network.
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Re: Paradox Interactive Year-end Report
Feb 20, 2019, 13:52
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Re: Paradox Interactive Year-end Report Feb 20, 2019, 13:52
Feb 20, 2019, 13:52
 
Although Paradox maintains a high profile and their games are highly rated and regarded by gamers, their revenues and profits aren't even close to the numbers of some casual game companies that release lots of retread trash each year. So, I don't mind Paradox's relatively high amount of paid DLC if it keeps their games fresh and supports a company that makes much better games than those other companies that perform better financially.
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Re: Agony Released
May 30, 2018, 06:40
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Re: Agony Released May 30, 2018, 06:40
May 30, 2018, 06:40
 
Agony, no owl
Psynosis lost its trademark?
They can't call fowl?
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Re: Morning Crowdfunding Roundup
May 25, 2018, 16:12
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Re: Morning Crowdfunding Roundup May 25, 2018, 16:12
May 25, 2018, 16:12
 
Like dsmart, for example?
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Re: Steam Link Android App Beta
May 18, 2018, 16:26
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Re: Steam Link Android App Beta May 18, 2018, 16:26
May 18, 2018, 16:26
 
I intend to use this feature so my wife and I can play Civ games and Stardew Valley when the co-op update is released. I can play on my laptop, and she can stream the games from our Mac Mini onto her phone or tablet and use a Bluetooth controller or keyboard/mouse without either of us having to sit at desks in front of monitors.
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Re: Morning Legal Briefs
May 3, 2018, 15:27
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Re: Morning Legal Briefs May 3, 2018, 15:27
May 3, 2018, 15:27
 
If you knew Seattle politics, you'd understand why. Seattle's municipal government has blown nearly a billion dollars on social services since 2010 and yet the homelessless problem has doubled. The new tax proposal raises money but does not specify how the money should be spent on solving homelessness, there's no definite plan for how the money should be spent, and there's no accountability if the raised money goes down another black hole. Much of the city doesn't trust the government to spend the raised money wisely, especially with the recent scandal involving bike lanes that were supposed to cost $850,000/mile and ended up costing $12,000,000/mile (14x cost overrun).
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Re: Get Eador. Masters of the Broken World for Free
Apr 20, 2018, 14:08
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Re: Get Eador. Masters of the Broken World for Free Apr 20, 2018, 14:08
Apr 20, 2018, 14:08
 
This was one of my most played games of 2013. If you like the older games in the Heroes of Might and Magic series (1-3), you might like it. The game had good reviews on Steam for years, but it looks like the latest versions have been kind of buggy on modern computers, so the Steam reviews are "Mixed" now.
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Re: BATTLETECH Trailer
Apr 12, 2018, 16:33
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Re: BATTLETECH Trailer Apr 12, 2018, 16:33
Apr 12, 2018, 16:33
 
It's a Periphery House. There are many of those, so this doesn't go against lore in any way. When I played Battletech in the '80s, my playgroup's campaigns often revolved around getting contracts for Periphery clients.
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Re: Warhammer 40,000: Gladius Announced
Nov 24, 2017, 17:53
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Re: Warhammer 40,000: Gladius Announced Nov 24, 2017, 17:53
Nov 24, 2017, 17:53
 
I think Rhett is talking about Proxy, not Slitherine. Proxy made Pandora, which was more like an Alpha Centauri clone than a Beyond Earth clone. I agree that Pandora was mediocre. The beginning and mid-game were both good, but the end game was terrible.

I do agree with Cutter about Slitherine. I have over a dozen of their games.
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Re: Morning Tech Bits
Nov 16, 2017, 17:09
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Re: Morning Tech Bits Nov 16, 2017, 17:09
Nov 16, 2017, 17:09
 
Uh... the article clearly says that HiSense will continue to use both brand names.
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Re: Out of the Blue
Mar 30, 2017, 18:42
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Re: Out of the Blue Mar 30, 2017, 18:42
Mar 30, 2017, 18:42
 
This Big Daddy is the band that has been doing genre-change covers since the '70s. Is it the one you intended to link to?

http://bigdaddy59.com

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Re: On XCOM 2 Framerate Issues
Feb 21, 2016, 02:57
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Re: On XCOM 2 Framerate Issues Feb 21, 2016, 02:57
Feb 21, 2016, 02:57
 
I tweaked my settings a bit (like disabling MSAA and some shadows) and I still had some frame rate issues, but then I disabled my laptop's "3D Guard" feature that links fan performance to the orientation of the laptop, and I have had no frame rate issues since then (with >100+ hours now). I was even able to re-enable some things.
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Re: Star Citizen Nears $100M
Dec 13, 2015, 02:40
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Re: Star Citizen Nears $100M Dec 13, 2015, 02:40
Dec 13, 2015, 02:40
 
jdreyer wrote on Dec 12, 2015, 21:46:
@ CJ

It's a pre-pre-alpha. You shouldn't expect it to handle a 1% setup like yours (3x mons, SLI)

They have raised an average of $100 per contributor, they have extremely high system requirements... and you think his setup is in the top 1%?! Surely the average contributor would have a high-end setup.
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Re: Oriental Empires Announced
Dec 7, 2015, 13:57
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Re: Oriental Empires Announced Dec 7, 2015, 13:57
Dec 7, 2015, 13:57
 
I'm Asian, and I don't consider "oriental" offensive. I just consider it stupid. It's ignorant to use the term because it's just plain wrong in most circumstances.

Direction-based names are dumb to use in a globalized market. They only make sense in a more localized market. Saying "east coast" in a US-centric TV broadcast is OK. "East coast" doesn't make sense in a global TV broadcast, though. "Oriental" makes no sense to people in North and South America since China is closer to the west than the east. "Occidental" makes more sense for Americans, but then that's wrong for Asians, Africans, and Europeans. "Oriental Empires" could be the name of a game made in China about the Mayan and Aztec empires.

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Re: Evening Crowdfunding Roundup
Nov 19, 2015, 19:54
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Re: Evening Crowdfunding Roundup Nov 19, 2015, 19:54
Nov 19, 2015, 19:54
 
What an unfortunate name for the product. I long ago vowed to never purchase anything named Starforce.
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Re: Disgaea on Steam
Nov 17, 2015, 21:31
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Re: Disgaea on Steam Nov 17, 2015, 21:31
Nov 17, 2015, 21:31
 
Even though it's 12 years old, get it before it's banned when politicians find out that the prinnies are suicide bombers.
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Re: Disgaea on Steam
Nov 17, 2015, 15:44
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Re: Disgaea on Steam Nov 17, 2015, 15:44
Nov 17, 2015, 15:44
 
A little late... I already put 100 hours into the PS2 version since 2003, and another 250 into the DS version from 2008. (I'll probably still get it because I'm a sucker.)
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