Pr()ZaC wrote on Sep 22, 2015, 21:23:Julio wrote on Sep 22, 2015, 19:14:So, you too felt cheated by reviews?
130 game of the year awards must have been pretty expensive to buy.
Kxmode wrote on Aug 21, 2015, 18:31:RedEye9 wrote on Aug 21, 2015, 18:15:
Forbes in going to report in US dollars. Here is a blurb from usgamer.net;
Taken in those terms, The Witcher III is cheaper than those big titles, even when you remove the incorrect budget numbers in the image. According to Polish daily newspaper Puls Biznesu (Business' Pulse) in 2013, CDPR CEO Adam Kiciski estimated the game's total budget at over 110 million zl(Polish Zloty, $30 million). Of that total, 45 million zl($12.2 million) was production budget, while another $25 million was going straight to marketing. A story published yesterday at Gazeta.pl put the final production budget a bit higher: over 120 million z;($32.4 million). In addition, $35 million was spent just for marketing, making the final total roughly $67.4 million.
Awesome. Then I stand corrected. Thanks RedEye9 and Ceribaen.
LurkerLito wrote on Aug 21, 2015, 11:37:harlock wrote on Aug 21, 2015, 11:13:
I would still be comfortable saying they are still $200m short to be on the safe side of being able to complete this game with the current promises.
So you think that stating that they require DOUBLE the Dev Budget of GTA5 is "being on the safe side"?
... yeah okay.
And I'm budgeting seven hundred dollars next week for groceries... just to be on the safe side.
panbient wrote on Aug 20, 2015, 10:38:
So was the first video game industry crash in the mid 80s also due to piracy or over saturation of the market? Or does it not count because it was consoles?
Also PC market and PC Game market are not at all the same thing.
I also seem to remember most of my peers (all of us taking game design in college in the late 90s) starting with PCs but ending with consoles like the Dreamcast / PS2 / N64 etc. because aside from FPS and RTS games (which were becoming oversaturated - why does that sound familiar) gaming was prettier and more fun on a console. Hell, Soul Calibur on Dreamcast looked nicer on a home TV than the actual arcade version.
That's not too say a top end PC couldn't push nicer graphics, but you needed to pay at least 4 times more money than a console and hope the game supported all the bells and whistles.
People leave PC gaming because it's still a parasitic industry. That's not to say harassment isn't an issue but it is absolutely not the root cause. You're bled of your talent and time and if you don't like it no one cares because there are always more and more young people fresh out of school willing to do it for a notch above minimum wage because they still think making video games all day must be as awesome as playing video games all day. It's not.
And even those who have a realistic view of development will likely have to accept predatory contracts for the sake of gaining experience because the only other option is to go indie and unless you've got some killer IP or come from a rich family or some sort of venture capital backing you up, you're going to need a '2nd' (real) job to pay the bills.
Creston wrote on Aug 20, 2015, 10:13:
Hot DAMN, "The Martian" looks good!
RedEye9 wrote on Jul 5, 2015, 18:57:
How many major game developers ever issued refunds before this new Steam refund policy. I can't think of a prior one off hand.
harlock wrote on Jul 4, 2015, 16:44:Fantaz wrote on Jul 4, 2015, 16:22:
MS wants to release Win10 this month but I've been working with the latest builds of it every day and it's still a horribly buggy mess right now... there's also serious bugs that MS said to us that they are not planning on fixing until Fall/Nov 2015! there's no way I'm going to switch from WinBlue (8.1) until at least Win10 SP1 comes out, or only when they start seriously fixing the bugs. the DX12 exclusive games will have to wait before i play them.
if you use win8.1 willingly, there is no reason to listen to anything coming out of your mouth
better idea would be to ignore everything you say from now on
descender wrote on Jun 8, 2015, 12:41:
This entire article is really stupid. There are literally thousands of SteamOS compatible games on Steam right now. Of the 10 "most played" games on Steam, 7 of them are SteamOS compatible.
What console has a library of over a thousand games that is still constantly being expanded and updated?
What console has the ability to install 3rd party games?
What console has the ability to be upgraded in the event that they are not powerful enough to run SteamVR hardware?
What console lets you easily share your library with your friends/family without losing control of your physical copies of games?
Only the SteamBox.
Does it have flaws? Sure. Is version 1 of the SteamBox going to win the console war? of course not. Is it the best/only possibility we have for breaking down the walled-gardens of Sony and Microsoft and ending the disparity between PC and console games? Yes, absolutely. if only for that last reason alone people should be championing and hoping for the success of this venture.
Stormsinger wrote on Jun 5, 2015, 22:29:MoreLuckThanSkill wrote on Jun 5, 2015, 18:54:Vall Forran wrote on Jun 5, 2015, 17:49:
Actually (and it just launched so this might not matter in a few hours), the federation lady that looks like the platinum haired girl from the Matrix is in the lead, followed by the other fed guy who looks like Bryan Cranston.
Bryan Cranston? That's clearly a well aged Robert Patrick!
So is this the major content patch that means it's time to get in to Elite:Dangerous, or should people on the fence keep...sitting on the fence?
Personally, I'd wait until it's about $5 or so. I wish I had, then I wouldn't feel so taken. It's boring as hell, both spaceflight and combat, with the most interesting part being trying to outguess the autopilot to avoid overshooting your destination. No "strategic" layer on top of that is going to help.
Quinn wrote on Apr 1, 2015, 14:04:
Well, yonder, it's not *that* bad. Plus I seriously loved Alpha Protocol.
Still at work, and not looking forward to playing PoEt anymore. With all the complaining about PoEt that finally and rightfully awakened in this thread, I realize it's not the bugs or combat system that make me feel this way. It really is chapter 2 (that fuuucking boooring city) and now the knowledge that chapter 3 will have a goddamn city too -- with even longer loading times! In short: I lost interest in the story and main campaign. Too little interesting development in it after too much time.
sdgundamx wrote on Apr 1, 2015, 11:32:harlock wrote on Apr 1, 2015, 08:39:sdgundamx wrote on Apr 1, 2015, 03:40:
Just because it's everyday language doeesn't mean it's not racist, now, does it? The same applies to sexist language--or homophobic language for that matter.
First of all, you fail utterly by comparing "honey" to "n*gger". You do realized that's utterly idiotic, right?
Gay is much better as a comparison.
But the point is, no... just because it's everyday language doesn't mean it's not racist. But just because it SOMETIMES IS SEXIST LANGUAGE DOES NOT MEAN IT ALWAYS AUTOMATICALLY IS.
Implying that "honey" when said to a woman is always sexist is effing stupid. So incredibly stupid that I'm defending Cutter. Think about that.
I just called my mom Honey literally 15 minutes ago. Does that mean I was being sexist to her? No, because that's effing stupid.
I call guys bitches all the time. I call dudes chick all the time. I'm all over the places.
What *MATTERS* is specific context and, holy balls, *INTENT*.
Ignore that and there's absolutely no reason to respect your opinion on what words mean.
(On a sidenote, San Antonio is my hometown and I've got NO problem believing your SL tales. There's a lot I love about my home state. A *LOT* that disgusts me. But it sure as hell isn't just in the south (and don't get me started about how Texas isn't part of the "Deep South", but that's a whole other discussion)