Mr. Tact wrote on May 9, 2013, 08:56:BitWraith wrote on May 9, 2013, 08:53:Gotta improve the numbers to get those executive bonuses rolling!
How does this equal massive layoffs exactly?
Closed Betas wrote on May 8, 2013, 20:41:
If you dupe gold on a game that features a real money marketplace. Are you not committing a counter-fitting crime? I'd be interested to see where a lawsuit could take this kind of cheating...
Axis wrote on May 1, 2013, 10:07:
Whoot -- Another 'dead before it started' Petroglyph game!!
Gadzooks wrote on Apr 27, 2013, 22:48:Creston wrote on Apr 27, 2013, 19:29:
Kickstart an MMO so that I can then pay monthly fees? Sure, let me get my wallet...
This is exactly what I challenged Mark Jacobs with multiple times, and despite his huge amount of open talk with players, he has not said one word about it.
Subscriptions are there because they supposedly justify the monthly new content and suchs mmorpgs get (supposedly). An mmorpg, without PvE, focused 99% around PvP, cant really have content updates. So basically your subs go to giving the devs steak dinners every night.
Again, I challenge Jacobs to prove otherwise.
Cutter wrote on Apr 24, 2013, 21:46:
Still playing this Quboid?
Saboth wrote on Apr 12, 2013, 22:56:
So the telecoms ate up billions of taxpayer dollars and did not increase their offerings or expand their services. To boot, now they realize the real money is bending people over to ream them with wireless plans like $50 a month for 2 GB of data, which isn't even enough to watch one HD movie, so is absolutely useless as a broadband replacement. Since the phone companies are jumping out of the market, that leaves most towns with one cable company (if they are lucky), that can then raise rates however they wish since they are the only real broadband around. It's basically already happened in my town (100k people). Most areas can not get DSL, so you are stuck with Comcast. Comcast's rates? $39.99 for 3 MB down, or $74.99 for 15 mb. It's like a car dealership that sells only Yugos or Ferraris. But since they are the only game in town, just eat it.
killer_roach wrote on Apr 11, 2013, 21:04:
Not a huge surprise that their mobile game studio is getting hardest hit... it's a volatile market that EA (in my opinion) has been a bit too aggressive in pursuing non-traditional revenue generation from. What goes up must eventually come down, and all that.
(This isn't exactly a way of saying that microtransactions are necessarily a loser in gaming, in the mobile space or otherwise - just that, in an emerging market, it may be best to diversify risks with a few different revenue models rather than simply taking one that not only hasn't been proven long-term yet, but that seems to be facing considerable resistance in its current structure.)
jdreyer wrote on Apr 10, 2013, 16:15:
I know some people have a problem with Brad, but Stardock is exactly the kind of developer we should be supporting:
- They self publish
- They do strategy games (less common these days)
- They're not a huge conglomerate
- They have shown an ability to learn from their mistakes
- They're hiring some top notch talent.
- They don't burden their games with onerous DRM
- You can play their games offline
Dev wrote on Apr 9, 2013, 22:10:
Also, putting aside employees... are you saying there can never ever be a situation in which a game or an error cannot possibly cause someone harm? For instance, what about young kids using an EA game's multiplayer and getting exposed to the total crap consolers like to spew? That could cause emotional distress. A situation like the stupid hot coffee thing could cause a kid distress (granted that kid shouldn't be playing an M rated game like GTA to begin with though).
Verno wrote on Apr 5, 2013, 11:04:InBlack wrote on Apr 5, 2013, 10:44:
Yeah go ahead, preorder the game. Whats the worst thing that could happen?
You can cancel the preorder if you decide you don't like the beta, its not out til June.
nin wrote on Mar 21, 2013, 09:10:
"We're still here! Honest! Check it out! Anyone? Hello????"
wtf_man wrote on Mar 11, 2013, 14:59:
Uhm, would this be a good alternative?
Cities XL Platinum
And it looks like they got rid of the Secure Rom and 5 Machine Activation from the 2011 version.
Silicon Avatar wrote on Mar 4, 2013, 21:03:
Galactic Civilizations 2 was pretty good, but it's been dead a long time now and I've seen other 4X games coming out of the indie market that look just as good.
Stardock better have awesome up its sleeve if it wants to entice me.
wtf_man wrote on Mar 4, 2013, 20:32:saying this was because a publishing deal fell through.
Gee, ya think?
After the Colonial Marines mess, who would hire this studio?
(Not that Gearbox doesn't significantly share the blame)
Beelzebud wrote on Feb 14, 2013, 19:01:
Is World of Tanks any good, or is it pay2win?