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Re: Quoteworthy
Feb 24, 2024, 12:03
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Re: Quoteworthy Feb 24, 2024, 12:03
Feb 24, 2024, 12:03
 
DarkCntry wrote on Feb 23, 2024, 17:41:
Overon wrote on Feb 23, 2024, 15:01:
So this was intended as another "live service" (*barf*) game?
It was intended to be the quality version of live service, which meant that they were going to be constantly increasing the scope of the game after the release...think how No Man's Sky has become and less what Avengers started with.

I don't think I'll ever be capable of understanding why NMS is held in such high regard for their post-release stuff.

Let me be perfectly clear. The game was *NOT* a full, complete game upon release. They charged 60 dollars for an underlying skeleton of a game. For the system that actual games are build on. If it were 20 bucks, that would have been fine. But for 60 bucks... no.

Praising them for completing a game after releasing it for 60 bucks should never be a thing. Ever.

Did they do post-post-release stuff? Yes. Tons. Once they brought the game up to "should be allowed to be sold" status they continued to work on it. And kudos to that. But holding that up as a singular example of what should be done? Seriously?

There are tons and tons and tons of games out there that release as actually-finished games *AND* have amazing post-game release. Paradox has been doing it for decades. And before the DLC-haters get here, I'll point out that I'm referring to the free stuff, not the DLC. Their games are incredibly different 5 years after release than on release day. Sometimes to the point where it's basically a new game, like Stellaris.

Green Hell has had years of post-release updates, including a new map and new multiplayer mode, after being a perfectly solid, complete, great game upon release. Y'know, unlike NMS.

All this praise for NMS does is teach companies that doing it is 100% okay.

It's not.

We should be telling them that it's not.
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Re: Fallout S.P.E.C.I.A.L. Anthology Pre-Orders
Feb 22, 2024, 13:59
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Re: Fallout S.P.E.C.I.A.L. Anthology Pre-Orders Feb 22, 2024, 13:59
Feb 22, 2024, 13:59
 
Nullity wrote on Feb 21, 2024, 13:38:
Kxmode wrote on Feb 20, 2024, 19:06:
yonder wrote on Feb 20, 2024, 18:59:
osage no onna wrote on Feb 20, 2024, 14:45:
ldonyo wrote on Feb 20, 2024, 12:16:
That's an EA\Ubi-level cash grab. Shame on you, Microsoft!

Is this some "thanks, Obama" joke? As if Bethesda haven't been the pioneers of cash grabs for a long time now. Microsoft didn't dream up horse armor, Microsoft didn't try to monetize mods, Microsoft didn't release and re-release Skyrim seventeen times, if it isn't even more by now.

Where the heck did Thanks Obama come from?

Microsoft OWNS Bethesda now. Microsoft is who chooses how to monetize and what to squeeze out of consumers, not Bethesda. Yes, Bethesda's been as massively monetizing company for a long time now that has short-changed consumers while putting out increasingly sub-par games (dear everyone, IT DID NOT START WITH STARFIELD). But that's also 100% irrelevant.

When you get a new boss who controls the budget... that boss makes the decisions from now on, not you.

I believe Osage used it like "Thanks, Microsoft" to imply it's Microsoft's fault, especially now that they own Bethesda. Large studios acquired often have numerous projects in progress, and it's conceivable that Bethesda initiated this before the acquisition. Microsoft hasn't chosen to halt its launch, suggesting that both parties may bear responsibility.


Yep. This would have been in the works long before MS acquired Bethesda. The only involvement MS would have had was determining that it would be more profitable to follow through with the project then to cancel it.

MS finalized the purchase of Bethesda in mid-2021. You think a non-remaster anthology takes *that* long?

I know ports/updates aren't "type /updategame and hit enter" but 3 years is a LOT longer than something like this takes from greenlighting to finish.

We do agree that MS had final say and full responsibility of the end decision tho.
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Re: Fallout S.P.E.C.I.A.L. Anthology Pre-Orders
Feb 22, 2024, 13:58
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Re: Fallout S.P.E.C.I.A.L. Anthology Pre-Orders Feb 22, 2024, 13:58
Feb 22, 2024, 13:58
 
Kxmode wrote on Feb 20, 2024, 19:06:
yonder wrote on Feb 20, 2024, 18:59:
osage no onna wrote on Feb 20, 2024, 14:45:
ldonyo wrote on Feb 20, 2024, 12:16:
That's an EA\Ubi-level cash grab. Shame on you, Microsoft!

Is this some "thanks, Obama" joke? As if Bethesda haven't been the pioneers of cash grabs for a long time now. Microsoft didn't dream up horse armor, Microsoft didn't try to monetize mods, Microsoft didn't release and re-release Skyrim seventeen times, if it isn't even more by now.

Where the heck did Thanks Obama come from?

Microsoft OWNS Bethesda now. Microsoft is who chooses how to monetize and what to squeeze out of consumers, not Bethesda. Yes, Bethesda's been as massively monetizing company for a long time now that has short-changed consumers while putting out increasingly sub-par games (dear everyone, IT DID NOT START WITH STARFIELD). But that's also 100% irrelevant.

When you get a new boss who controls the budget... that boss makes the decisions from now on, not you.

I believe Osage used it like "Thanks, Microsoft" to imply it's Microsoft's fault, especially now that they own Bethesda. Large studios acquired often have numerous projects in progress, and it's conceivable that Bethesda initiated this before the acquisition. Microsoft hasn't chosen to halt its launch, suggesting that both parties may bear responsibility.


*Presuming* "Thanks Obama" from "Shame on you, name" is an incredibly massive leap.
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Re: Quoteworthy
Feb 22, 2024, 13:56
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Re: Quoteworthy Feb 22, 2024, 13:56
Feb 22, 2024, 13:56
 
Prez wrote on Feb 17, 2024, 20:55:
yonder wrote on Feb 17, 2024, 15:49:
Prez wrote on Feb 17, 2024, 14:38:
I don't think that anyone not already following Blezinski really cares what he thinks. Report on him again when he becomes relevant to gaming again, otherwise nothing to see here.

I don't think anyone here thinks you speak for them. Feel free to comment when that changes, otherwise nothing to see here.

Did I kick your dog or something? Jesus dude.

100% owe you a direct apology for being a dick, dunno what my issue was that day, sorry.
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Re: Morning Metaverse
Feb 20, 2024, 19:29
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Re: Morning Metaverse Feb 20, 2024, 19:29
Feb 20, 2024, 19:29
 
The Flying Penguin wrote on Feb 20, 2024, 12:39:
As to violating GoFundMe's terms of service against asking for money for a criminal prosecution, Trump and Trump Org have not yet been convicted of a crime

Key word "prosecution." So "not yet convicted" is 100% irrelevant.

GFM's TOS prohibits ANY money-raising for those charged with violent crimes. Fraud, hush money, election interference, and continual mishandling of Top Secret documents aren't violent crimes (to my knowledge, there is not yet a violent crime charge against Trump related to Jan 6), so non-violent is probably the more relevant thing to stress.

MacLeod wrote on Feb 20, 2024, 15:15:
The Flying Penguin wrote on Feb 20, 2024, 14:09:
As to GoFundMe: I don't like Trump, but if we start blacklisting companies for doing legitimate business, for political reasons, we're as bad as the morons on the far right blacklisting Disney for outspokenly supporting LGBTQ+ rights.

I'm more of the thinking that this GoFundMe shouldn't be allowed as it's objective is in flux. Or at least lock the actual payments until appeals have been exhausted. They've clearly indicated that they are appealing the decision, which means in the end, they might not have any actual payment to make... so it's disingenuous to already be rallying funds for something that may or may not happen. Because if it's overturned on appeal, you know it's going to be "Oh look, he didn't have to pay... are we returning the money? Nah, we'll keep it for other things!"

I do think that they shouldn't allow anything that's covering fraud legal payments, criminal or civil, but as of right now their terms just indicate "crime" so until they change their ToS, thats a moot point.

GFM's TOS have existed for a long time. Changing them the instant something becomes inconvenient/unpopular is a game of ever-moving goalposts. Kinda like Elon allowing those who profit from child-murder back on twitter.

Consistency is more important than fluctuating to changing political winds.

I ask you this. Should ANYONE be able to use GFM to raise funds for legal defense when charged w/ non-violent crimes? *If* the answer is yes, then Trump should be. Doing otherwise simply invited people to make baseless accusations (I mean, they already do anyway, this just adds to the encouragement).

And, as others have said, good. Less money in the pockets of fascists to spend on campaigning. I say give it ALL to Trump. Finish the GOP's political suicide started by Nixon and Reagan w/ the Southern Strategy. The GOP is dead, buried by Dixie. (for those unaware of what I mean, American political history makes a LOT more sense if you view it as a 3 party system... Democrat, Republican, and Dixie)

Society is judged based on how it treats is worst citizens. Trump is a fascist, but he is, aggravatingly, an American citizen. He should be treated equally.

Once he's convicted, then we can talk.
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Re: Fallout S.P.E.C.I.A.L. Anthology Pre-Orders
Feb 20, 2024, 18:59
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Re: Fallout S.P.E.C.I.A.L. Anthology Pre-Orders Feb 20, 2024, 18:59
Feb 20, 2024, 18:59
 
osage no onna wrote on Feb 20, 2024, 14:45:
ldonyo wrote on Feb 20, 2024, 12:16:
That's an EA\Ubi-level cash grab. Shame on you, Microsoft!

Is this some "thanks, Obama" joke? As if Bethesda haven't been the pioneers of cash grabs for a long time now. Microsoft didn't dream up horse armor, Microsoft didn't try to monetize mods, Microsoft didn't release and re-release Skyrim seventeen times, if it isn't even more by now.

Where the heck did Thanks Obama come from?

Microsoft OWNS Bethesda now. Microsoft is who chooses how to monetize and what to squeeze out of consumers, not Bethesda. Yes, Bethesda's been as massively monetizing company for a long time now that has short-changed consumers while putting out increasingly sub-par games (dear everyone, IT DID NOT START WITH STARFIELD). But that's also 100% irrelevant.

When you get a new boss who controls the budget... that boss makes the decisions from now on, not you.
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Re: Quoteworthy
Feb 20, 2024, 09:34
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Re: Quoteworthy Feb 20, 2024, 09:34
Feb 20, 2024, 09:34
 
roguebanshee wrote on Feb 20, 2024, 02:46:
"Pitched" is not even at the "ready to start pre-production" stage. There might be a very rough story/mechanics draft or a few sketches that someone threw together to sell their idea to the rest of the team, but that's about it for how far in the process "pitched" usually is.

Exactly. The most commonly-known form of a pitch is called an "elevator pitch" for a reason.
20-30 pitches can happen in a single afternoon brainstorming session.
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Re: Quoteworthy
Feb 17, 2024, 15:49
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Re: Quoteworthy Feb 17, 2024, 15:49
Feb 17, 2024, 15:49
 
Prez wrote on Feb 17, 2024, 14:38:
I don't think that anyone not already following Blezinski really cares what he thinks. Report on him again when he becomes relevant to gaming again, otherwise nothing to see here.

I don't think anyone here thinks you speak for them. Feel free to comment when that changes, otherwise nothing to see here.
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Re: Epic Games Store Gave Out 580M Games in 2023
Feb 17, 2024, 09:48
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Re: Epic Games Store Gave Out 580M Games in 2023 Feb 17, 2024, 09:48
Feb 17, 2024, 09:48
 
fakespyder wrote on Feb 16, 2024, 22:17:
I like the proposed changes for EGS. Notably, Proper offline. I hope it will be as outlined.
Get it right and I might consider buying a game on your Storefront.

So far I've been making do with the Heroic Launcher. It is decent but wont run some games.

I just want the ability to install a game, go offline and be left the fuck alone.

"Get it right and I might consider buying a game on your Storefront."

Exactly. It's a shame they didn't think of any of the dozens of obvious improvements over half a decade ago. They've basically done diddly squat since launch, and that's exactly how much attention I'm giving their storefront.
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Re: Epic Games Store Gave Out 580M Games in 2023
Feb 16, 2024, 20:34
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Re: Epic Games Store Gave Out 580M Games in 2023 Feb 16, 2024, 20:34
Feb 16, 2024, 20:34
 
WannaLogAlready wrote on Feb 16, 2024, 15:21:
EGS full success would be excellent for competition, gamers and devs (it already has caused previously unthinkable changes with Apple).

If they want to succeed, stop bribing players, STOP having year-long exclusives, and start making a decent storefront with features that actually rival your competition.
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Re: Epic Games Store Gave Out 580M Games in 2023
Feb 16, 2024, 20:33
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Re: Epic Games Store Gave Out 580M Games in 2023 Feb 16, 2024, 20:33
Feb 16, 2024, 20:33
 
WannaLogAlready wrote on Feb 16, 2024, 15:21:
EGS full success would be excellent for competition, gamers and devs (it already has caused previously unthinkable changes with Apple).

I'm guessing you aren't old enough to remember the multiple times Apple was on the brink of collapse. The most recent was when Microsoft saved them about 25 years ago.

*ALL* giants fall. Always.
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Re: Evening Metaverse
Feb 16, 2024, 11:46
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Re: Evening Metaverse Feb 16, 2024, 11:46
Feb 16, 2024, 11:46
 
They also list COST as a Con under Ethernet while acknowledging the MASSIVE difference in speed. Um... what cost? The cable and the router? Both of which will last you for many years? Compare that to the cost of "not getting remotely what you paid for in terms of connection" and I promise you, most people will prefer Ethernet.

The ONLY time Wi-fi is better is mobility. If you're in a static location, such as a desktop PC, Ethernet is the way to go 100% of the time if the wiring is at all practical. Hell, ethernet is better for laptops if you're going to be sitting in one location for hours on end.

This "I worship wifi because it's the only thing I have ever used" bs is... well... bs.
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Re: Evening Metaverse
Feb 16, 2024, 11:38
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Re: Evening Metaverse Feb 16, 2024, 11:38
Feb 16, 2024, 11:38
 
"Before joining CNET, I had no idea of the differences between Ethernet and Wi-Fi or which was better."

And... they still hired you? Dear gods.
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Re: Disney Takes Epic Stake; Announces "Games and Entertainment Universe"
Feb 7, 2024, 19:06
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Re: Disney Takes Epic Stake; Announces "Games and Entertainment Universe" Feb 7, 2024, 19:06
Feb 7, 2024, 19:06
 
Was Disney Infinity so long ago that people have already forgotten and are primed to be scammed again?
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Re: Game Crossovers
Feb 3, 2024, 18:09
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Re: Game Crossovers Feb 3, 2024, 18:09
Feb 3, 2024, 18:09
 
Beamer wrote on Feb 2, 2024, 20:54:
Burrito of Peace wrote on Feb 2, 2024, 19:54:
When I think Catherine O'Hara, her role in Schitt's Creek doesn't even make it in to the top 5.

Regardless, it's objectively her most iconic role.

Objectively? For people under 30, probably. I loved Schitt's Creek but I think of plenty of roles, including that one, when I think of Catherine O'Hara. In addition to Beetlejuice, I'm sure there are plenty of people who first think of Home Alone.
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Re: Sunday Patches
Jan 28, 2024, 15:38
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Re: Sunday Patches Jan 28, 2024, 15:38
Jan 28, 2024, 15:38
 
Jivaro wrote on Jan 28, 2024, 13:25:
cancelled preorder. When they inevitably remove the Denuvo....as always seems to happen eventually....and the game is on sale with all of its DLC and patches in order, and I will re-add to the wishlist. less about Denuvo though and more about trying to sneak it in at the end. when will I learn to just stop with these preorders.

They hope you never, ever learn.

Adding Denuvo right before launch. Refusing to allow reviews before launch. There's absolutely no red flags for this $70/$100-on-launch game. I'm certain it'll go into the history books as an example of perfection.
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Re: Hogwarts Legacy Update Plans
Jan 27, 2024, 20:27
3.
Re: Hogwarts Legacy Update Plans Jan 27, 2024, 20:27
Jan 27, 2024, 20:27
 
Good thing benevolent Sony is fighting the horrible evil Microsoft who, once they acquire A/B will engage in the previously never-before-seen anti-consumer evilness known as console exclusivity. Truly, Sony is our hero. Our savior. Our god. Let us pray and give thanks.
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Re: Microsoft Lays Off 1900 Activision Blizzard Employees
Jan 26, 2024, 03:16
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Re: Microsoft Lays Off 1900 Activision Blizzard Employees Jan 26, 2024, 03:16
Jan 26, 2024, 03:16
 
RogueSix wrote on Jan 25, 2024, 17:07:
But... but... but... it was ALL Bobby's fault alone and everything was going to immediately become sunshine, rainbows, unicorns, lollipops and free (voluntary) blowjobs after his departure! This can not be! Microsoft are such an awesome company. They are the divine good guys who descended from the heavens above to absolve Actiblizz from all sin. Microsoft are the one and only true benefactors of the free world who would never do anything even remotely bad, let alone evil. This must be fake news! FAAAAAAKE!!!
you're fun
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Re: Microsoft Lays Off 1900 Activision Blizzard Employees
Jan 26, 2024, 03:15
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Re: Microsoft Lays Off 1900 Activision Blizzard Employees Jan 26, 2024, 03:15
Jan 26, 2024, 03:15
 
Osc8r wrote on Jan 25, 2024, 15:11:
Hopefully that's includes more of the decisions makers, rather than the dev's.

They really missed the ball with D4, and learned NOTHING from their previous mistakes. It felt like we were playing a (lacking) Diablo clone which was plagued with issues and poor management.

So hopefully Microsoft are trying to fix what's broke.

Kxmode wrote on Jan 25, 2024, 14:17:
Xeth Nyrrow wrote on Jan 25, 2024, 13:03:
The survival game getting axed is probably a smart move as we are in the middle of a glut of survival games similar to the battle royal glut from several years ago.
Blizzard used to define trends instead of chasing them.

In the 90's maybe, but since 2000 all they've done is copied the trending games, dumbed them down, and added a lot of polish.

eg their MMO, FPS, and MOBA.
I wish more people were aware of this. I remember when Warcraft 3 came out, my Blizzard-worshipping friends praised it as innovative and unique and groundbreaking.

It was a really good game, but it wasn't remotely innovative (polish and balance and combining already-existed things is not the same as innovation).

20 years ago I could give you a dozen examples, but Dark Reign, Total Annihilation, and Empire Earth come to mind.

At least it wasn't a clear step backwards like the Age of Empire series.

As much of an issue copying can be... there are times I *WISH* more companies copied QoL improvements from previous games.
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Re: Evening Safety Dance
Jan 25, 2024, 23:15
2.
Re: Evening Safety Dance Jan 25, 2024, 23:15
Jan 25, 2024, 23:15
 
Riahderymnmaddog wrote on Jan 25, 2024, 21:32:
IT'S kinda funny watching google transform from being a useful tool that empowered the internet into the extremely profitable but all-around useless shitshow that it is today.

NICE! Did Bing tell you to describe Google as "all-around useless"?
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