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Signed On May 12, 2008, 03:03
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News Comments > New Evolve Hunters Next Week
14. Re: New Evolve Hunters Next Week Mar 19, 2015, 19:40 Cyanotetyphas
 
loomy wrote on Mar 19, 2015, 18:18:
DangerDog wrote on Mar 19, 2015, 14:46:
http://steamcharts.com/app/273350

I don't like to be a hater of this because I like asymmetrical multiplayer games. But the population chart speaks volumes. It's a line straight down since launch. Because the game is not fun enough to go back to.

Thanks for the link. I think your conclusion is only partially correct. Speaking of another game that is well liked on this board, Dying Light has the exact same player curve. The qualifier is that Dying Light does have a big offline component. Still, the amount of people playing it from release on Steams database over time is almost exactly the same as Evolve. The only difference is Dying Light had about twice as many at its peak and still has about twice as many now.

Frozen Cortex has a daily peak of about 25 players. Obviously you can't compare Cortex to Evolve, but I actually found it was surprisingly hard to find any comparison. Origin has snapped up all of the big AAA multishooters. Dark Souls 2 has a long tail but it also started out with nearly four times as many players last March. Comparisons to DOTA/CS:GO/TF2 are obviously specious.
 
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News Comments > More LucasArts Games on GOG.com
11. Re: More LucasArts Games on GOG.com Mar 19, 2015, 19:26 Cyanotetyphas
 
Disney are the experts at selling the back catalogue.  
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News Comments > Kojima to Leave Konami After The Phantom Pain?
3. Re: Kojima to Leave Konami After The Phantom Pain? Mar 19, 2015, 19:19 Cyanotetyphas
 
Konami has been limping along on their old glory for so long now it might be time to stumble into the snow and die.

They've only published about 4 new games over the last couple years, compared to dozens per year during the ps2 era.

It would be a shame if this killed Silent Hills though so hopefully its just so rumor mongering in advance of some salary negotiations.
 
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News Comments > Evening Consolidation
1. Re: Evening Consolidation Mar 18, 2015, 22:10 Cyanotetyphas
 
In GTA 5 my phone freezes now, whenever I try to check me email. Come on Rockstar, that's just too much like real life.

 
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News Comments > On Sale
3. Re: On Sale Mar 12, 2015, 21:52 Cyanotetyphas
 
I think one of the ways they measure the birthrate is to sample how many Steam/PSN/Xbox accounts don't have Burnout Paradise yet.  
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News Comments > etc., etc.
4. Re: etc., etc. Mar 12, 2015, 21:50 Cyanotetyphas
 
Seems like game development in the industry at large is incredibly toxic, maybe older people are too smart to be involved?  
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News Comments > Terraria: Otherworld Tower Defense Elements Revealed
13. Re: Terraria: Otherworld Tower Defense Elements Revealed Mar 11, 2015, 21:05 Cyanotetyphas
 
The trailer confirmed my suspicion that they're kind of taking a kitchen sink approach. Still, looks like there are some more varied objectives than make this kill that so Otherworld seems like a positive.

I enjoyed the first one a great deal it takes a really long time before you can start building cool stuff. There probably should have been some midgame switches or something with an objective to teach you how to use it. Figuring out the wiring is obtuse as hell, though I eventually did get the teleporters set up and the fire blasting front gates to protect me from birds and low level slimes.
 
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News Comments > Titanfall DLC Goes Free to Celebrate Anniversary
2. Re: Titanfall DLC Goes Free to Celebrate Anniversary Mar 11, 2015, 20:51 Cyanotetyphas
 
Might actually get the game the next time it swings around to $5 now.  
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News Comments > Seven Dragon Saga Kickstarter
2. Re: Seven Dragon Saga Kickstarter Mar 11, 2015, 20:49 Cyanotetyphas
 
Wo they want a lot of cashola for what they've got to show so far. Never played any of the old games though so I guess I'm not the target audience.  
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News Comments > Hearthstone: Blackrock Mountain Next Month
10. Re: Hearthstone: Blackrock Mountain Next Month Mar 7, 2015, 20:21 Cyanotetyphas
 
F2P goes a long way in the genre here too.

I loved Magic in high school but I probably spent hundreds on it over the years.
 
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News Comments > Evening Mobilization
1. Re: Evening Mobilization Mar 5, 2015, 22:23 Cyanotetyphas
 
I know this mobile shit makes a lot of money, but so do homeopathic medicine companies.

Even using the best Skinner psychology money can buy, the fad will pass one day.
 
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News Comments > etc., etc.
3. Re: etc., etc. Mar 4, 2015, 21:02 Cyanotetyphas
 
jdreyer wrote on Mar 4, 2015, 19:33:
Evolve Is Dying - Ten Ton Hammer…

OUCH.

Yeah yikes that article threw a shovel of dirt over Turtle Rock
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
3. Re: Morning Metaverse Mar 3, 2015, 15:29 Cyanotetyphas
 
Happy 20th yahoo, maybe this will finally be the year you make your email interface too annoying and stuffed with ads to be usable. Reach for the stars!  
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
6. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Mar 3, 2015, 15:16 Cyanotetyphas
 
It is a horrible crime to be inspired by anything and I hope the Wolfe estate gets the emotional solace them deserve so the healing can finally begin.  
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News Comments > Resident Evil Revelation 2 Split-Screen Co-op Beta
4. Re: Resident Evil Revelation 2 Split-Screen Co-op Beta Mar 3, 2015, 15:12 Cyanotetyphas
 
PC co-op is easy. It exactly mirrors console coop if you have an HDMI cable, and has the versatility of being able to play it on the go if you have a laptop. Played Risk of Rain with siblings over vacation.

The fact that they added this in is the only reason the game is on my radar now.
 
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News Comments > Steamship Ahoy - Five Nights at Freddy's 3
9. Re: Steamship Ahoy - Five Nights at Freddy's 3 Mar 3, 2015, 15:08 Cyanotetyphas
 
This is made for the stream of consciousness generation. The second the twitch views started to slide, the first game became pretty much irrelevant, so you might as well put out a new one. Or two.

Since he's not selling to game to people like us, he doesn't need to condescend to us my calling it "episodes" or something
 
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News Comments > Alien: Isolation The Trigger Released
4. Re: Alien: Isolation The Trigger Released Mar 3, 2015, 15:05 Cyanotetyphas
 
Can't wait for the collected Gold version  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
41. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 27, 2015, 15:16 Cyanotetyphas
 
eDave wrote on Feb 27, 2015, 15:05:
We are assembled here today to pay final respects to our honored dead. And yet it should be noted, in the midst of our sorrow, this death takes place in the shadow of new life, the sunrise of a new world; a world that our beloved comrade gave his life to protect and nourish. He did not feel this sacrifice a vain or empty one, and we will not debate his profound wisdom at these proceedings. Of my friend, I can only say this: Of all the souls I have encountered in my travels, his was the most... human.

Here here. What a shame.
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
4. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Feb 27, 2015, 15:10 Cyanotetyphas
 
Re: Australia’s piracy crackdown will hurt everyone.

What is it about ISPs that makes them so eager to attack their own costumers?

It's not like this even does anything, eventually you just end up with antibiotic resistant pirates who you can spread out of control again.
 
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News Comments > Resident Evil 2 Co-op Apology
9. Re: Resident Evil 2 Co-op Apology Feb 27, 2015, 15:06 Cyanotetyphas
 
I play local coop on the PC all the time. Throw a couple controllers and a laptop in your backpack and you can play anywhere with anyone. The list of games that supports this is vanishingly small, sadly, and these bastards always drop the feature on PC if it was there on console to begin with.

So we're stuck with Risk of Rain and Jamestown type stuff pretty much.
 
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