CJ_Parker wrote on Sep 19, 2010, 16:47:
So they seriously expect people to buy this game for US$ 19.99 when it's going to sell for US$ 4.99 around Halloween or Christmas at the very latest (knowing Valve's history of fucking people in the ass who buy early)? Really? Well, anyone that dumb deserves to go out of business. I'm not buying this shit until it's part of a Steam sale cuz I'm not into anal and all outta lube, too!
The sales are always by permission of the publisher. Steam can't randomly put games on 50% sale and potentially deprive the publisher of income. Notice how some games like MW2 aren't exactly going on sale? Thats because of the publisher.
Zyrxil wrote on Sep 19, 2010, 14:01:
I don't know what 3D Realms has to do with it. They basically remade DNF from scratch around 5 times. Indie or not, that's bankruptcy.
I explained what it had to do with it in the post. The one where I quoted a question and then answered it. They are an example of a developer putting thier eggs in one basket. Valve has ALSO remade at least one game around 5 times, TF2. Its not an automatic recipe for failure. What it means is that they need another source of income besides living from release to release if they are going to do so.
I listed a very doable and not too resource intensive source of income 3dr could have done that would have likely saved them, casual games. Thats basically what they did in the shareware world years ago. They should have returned to their roots to keep the company alive while working on DNF.