Steele Johnson wrote on Mar 1, 2021, 13:16:Well they are gold plated laurels, so yeah. Same as movie industry. Sequels bring in guaranteed money, almost always a profit. Risking new IP sometimes is a loser.
The difference between a small studio and triple-A is crazy these days. All the triple-A studios seem to be resting on their laurels, while innovation is booming in early access
Pepe wrote on Feb 27, 2021, 17:01:Yeah probably stadia wasn't bringing in nearly as much money as they predicted with pie in the sky projections. So, they are dropping all the first party stuff to save money. If it still loses money, then it will get dropped. Amusingly, they don't even have the patience of MS with getting games to profitability (xbox 1 lost billions even after all the software included, and MS just counted it as cost to enter market, since they it was probably wasn't even a quarters pure cash profit), even though google has tons of moneys.
I think most of these games are years out, google seriously underestimated the time it takes to crank out AAA games is what I'm getting out of all of this, also stadia is probably doa, cloud gaming is still ways of and the buy games that only work on our platform is silly even more so if you don't have exclusives.
Would not be surprised if by this time next year the whole project is shelved.
The Half Elf wrote on Feb 21, 2021, 22:37:I mean basically a dev has a choice to get a game fully funded to a minimal profit level in advance of release (so even if it's crappy it won't bankrupt the entire studio), or go the normal route. And they know they will pickup much of those extra sales after a year when they still release on steam anyway.
The reason for the Epic exclusive is greed pure and simple. Many developers have stated that their sales on Steam outweigh their sales on EGS significantly. Hell wasn't there a dev that said they sold more in the first weekend on Steam then their combined? There are also other games that have lied through their teeth saying the extra money from EGS went into making their game better (Mechwarrior 5 I'm looking at you), and it clearly didn't.
heroin wrote on Feb 22, 2021, 12:59:Yeah, now hopefully they will take better advantage of the popularity than PUBG did, they didn't do much except tiny changes with it for so long.
The EA game was developed by 5 people. Pretty amazing how it's taken off like it has and looks like they are adding more people to it's development now that is has gained money/following.
Nullity wrote on Feb 17, 2021, 08:44:What does amazon's page say? They have a line for discontinued by manufacture on a product page.Sepharo wrote on Feb 17, 2021, 07:24:I've been trying to purchase a Corsair K70 MK.2 with MX Silent switches for over a month now and they just haven't been in stock. Every day, I check the Corsair site, as well as their only two listed resellers, Amazon and Newegg. I'm beginning to think that they've discontinued it or something.drloser wrote on Feb 17, 2021, 02:16:
Gotta have those gamer keyboads, headsets, and monitors for crypto mining of course.
eRe4s3r wrote on Feb 8, 2021, 22:08:Naw, I'd vote for incompetent customer service. They literally don't care.Bumpy wrote on Feb 8, 2021, 12:44:
I just don't understand how in this day and age a service issue like this is not resolved within days?
The fact it's not resolved now after this media blowout means only 2 things
High level decision
They literally can't fix it
Verno wrote on Feb 8, 2021, 13:03:You think you have, you still use many google resources (and tracking pieces) just in the background of sites just not the front facing client things like gmail.
I completed my break up with Google in December. Gmail, search, drive etc. The only Google resource I use now is Youtube due to the lack of viable competitors. I don't really miss Google services, DDG search is great these days and self hosted for everything else.
Armengar wrote on Feb 8, 2021, 16:21:Yeah I picked up a 6 bay, and stuffed it with 16tb drives. Going to use google takeout for the photos and try using the moments thing. It's interesting exploring things, and it can do docker containers and VMs too.
I have a synology nas at home. A 4 bay thing. It has excellent cloud backup software that can back up google, azure and onesrive/sharepoint. It is great for syncing between different cloud providers.
MoreLuckThanSkill wrote on Feb 6, 2021, 02:05:OMG I loved the No Remorse/No Regret games so much. I doubt I ever found all the secrets in it.
Early 90s example: Crusader: No Remorse is on Gog, and I own it, but it runs like absolute crap, and is basically unplayable.
WannaLogAlready wrote on Feb 6, 2021, 13:27:Wow lots of good tips here and with the doom 3 VR tips below! Thanks! I may get a quest 2 at some point and those will help. For now I'll keep using my quest 1.
For any game whatsoever, or video, that resist your alt-tabbing to desktop.
--- WindowsKey + D, creates instantly another Desktop (can create some 200 plus).
Do your thing there, WindowsKey + Left, brings you to the 1st desktop.
--- Alternate between them or more desktops, with WindowsKey + Left or Right.
--- WindowsKey + Tab for jumping quickly or seeing what is in each desktop.
Can drag any program to another desktop there.
--- May have to do an Alt + Tab in the screen where you have a Virtual game or somesuch, to activate it (continue running).
Example, this allows me to use Cheat Engine with VR games: alt tab (on the headset you keep seeing the game, but on your monitor you get out of it, WindowsKey + cursor keys, lets me get away and back (alt tab for going back into the game in your monitor) from the game.