The gates are open!
The stars my destination.
vert1go wrote:Imagine an Elite with the power to take you down onto the surface of planetsLike Frontier: Elite II?so you could explore the terrain.Like Frontier: Elite II, where you could fly over the surface at will?Imagine an Elite where you can use your blasters to drill a hole through an asteroid and see what's inside.Like Frontier: Elite II with the mining lasers?And if you see a star that's in the sky, given enough time you can go and look at that as well.Like Frontier: Elite II where you can do just that?You can look at the night sky and all of those stars are actually real things, they are real places, and you can have visited some of them but not visited others.See above re: Frontier-like-ness.'Is this the first game that doesn't have a skybox?'No. No, there was a little proceedurally generated universe in some other game where planets had different atmospheres to fly through. Er... let's see... Amiga... Frontsomething... Frontyre? Oh what was it again.Frontiersmanship!Damn. He's got us there. IF ONLY WE HAD A GAME WITH THAT.
Imagine an Elite with the power to take you down onto the surface of planets
so you could explore the terrain.
Imagine an Elite where you can use your blasters to drill a hole through an asteroid and see what's inside.
And if you see a star that's in the sky, given enough time you can go and look at that as well.
You can look at the night sky and all of those stars are actually real things, they are real places, and you can have visited some of them but not visited others.
'Is this the first game that doesn't have a skybox?'
Daddy-Doom-Bar wrote:Was a PS1 man over Xbox, was a 360 man over PS3...I couldn't care less who makes what, if it's got the right idea about what a games machine should be, they can take my money.Looks like my money will be on a PS4 once the first price drop hits.(Not that it's not badly priced atm, just I can't afford it right now)
Playstationman wrote:You have to buy the working disc drive in microtransactions!
JackB wrote:@Arvind1324This also show how desperate is ms's strategy has become survival of it entire platform is now dependant on one exclusive gameThis seems to bother you. You're mad at EA. You're mad at Microsoft.I wouldn't say it has much to do with being desperate. Do some math. Even 1 billion dollars isn't what matters. What matters is how much revenue and profits Microsoft will make as a result of getting an exclusive.If they get 50 million Xbox Live subscribers at $40 per year, that's $2 billion per year. Over 5 years, that's $10 billion.Even $1 billion for this exclusive is just a number. If it sold 3 million more Xbox One's and those gamers bought games and peripherals and Live and movies etc....Do the math. If you think Microsoft didn't do the math, I can assure you they did. Was it a net positive decision. They believe so. We'll see over time, but we'll never know the actual numbers.As for being desperate are you serious. There are 7 years ahead. No one is desperate now. Check back in 2 years. Even then I doubt either company will be desperate.If anyone is desperate I'd look to Sony. Sony made their first profit in 5 years. It was a paltry $425m to Microsoft's $21 billion. Yes, billion as in almost 50 times more profit.Sony is struggling, not Microsoft. Microsoft's issue is the street's expectations. It's tough to continue to generate the earnings of a Microsoft at their size. If your World consists of E3 until today (4 months) and just involves the PS4 only then maybe you might think Microsoft is desperate.Obviously, you do or you wouldn't have said it, but it's laughable that Microsoft is desperate. 99% of the companies in the World would die to be that desperate. Widen your perspective a bit.Talk to a stock broker or anyone, who's analyzed both companies. Sony has faired much worse and is much less valuable and profitable as a company.
This also show how desperate is ms's strategy has become survival of it entire platform is now dependant on one exclusive game
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