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DICE fails to quell Star Wars Battlefront 2 controversy in reddit AMA

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6 months ago

Good luck trying to reason with the populist hive-mind of the internet. What's next, DICE will try to debate Trump supporters?
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EA's response to Star Wars: Battlefront 2 hero unlock fury isn't going down well

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6 months ago

"'Gamers first', eh? We want DLC that makes sense. We want progressions [sic] systems that make sense. We DO NOT want a $60 game with a F2P model. You need feedback/constructive criticism."

Then.don't.buy.the.game.
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"We will NOT be selling loot boxes" says Fatshark as first footage of Warhammer: Vermintide 2 airs

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7 months ago

populism, yay
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The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild review

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1 year ago

@phixional_bear sure, anything you don't understand sounds stupid. But it's really not that hard to understand the relationship between tablets and gaming, nor between the Switch and tablets. If you really struggle to see the connections here, have a look at why parents buy tablets for their kids, or why NVIDIA has a tablet (geez, the NVIDIA SHIELD is £180 and can only stream AAA games).
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1 year ago

@phixional_bear where's all this aggression coming from? If you can't afford the console, just wait a couple of months and the price will surely gravitate towards £200. If you don't want to purchase the console, why are you even here?
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1 year ago

@chucklepie the PS4 had an original retail price of £349 (not adjusted for inflation).
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1 year ago

@phixional_bear You do know the Pixel C is a tablet right? A tablet that has nowhere the same gaming capabilities as the Switch but costs £200 more.

Should Nintendo make the Switch more expensive then, so that you can use it as wealth statement?
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1 year ago

iPhone 7, £599
Pixel C, £479
Original PS4, £349 (not adjusted for inflation)
Switch, £280!? Geez, that's way too much!
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iPhone 7/ iPhone 7 Plus review

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2 years ago

@seasidebaz how dare you not take part in the mob lynching; grab your pitchfork at once sir!
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2 years ago

"Posts about not wanting an iPhone"
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Apple accidentally announces iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus via own website

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2 years ago

So much love for wires over here.

5 years from now, when most headphones are wireless (many already are), people will find all this hate quite amusing...
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Why Xbox One's ambitious media strategy failed

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4 years ago

Some people buy Apple's products without giving it a second thought. Some people dismiss Microsoft's products without giving it a second thought.

I feel sorry for both kinds of people.
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Evolve community manager fired after Twitter racism controversy

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4 years ago

God, how I love to be an European.
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Block rockin' beeps: What's behind gaming's greatest soundtracks

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4 years ago

That Sonic Drowning clip made my heart race.
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Can Godus be fixed?

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4 years ago

If Molyneux can be a game designer, maybe we all can...
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Godus 2.0 launches with "virtually no clicking"

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4 years ago

"Godus, now with 76% less clicks. ORDER NOW!!"
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Iwata: Nintendo losses won't mean "Mario on smartphones"

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4 years ago

@Acquiescence Well, they can re-skin Mario and sell it as a new game. Seems to work in the West...
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The Secret Developers: Wii U - the inside story

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4 years ago

The idea that a Nintendo console needs to outperform and outsell other consoles to be successful is ridiculous...
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Several Steam Machines' specs and prices revealed

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4 years ago

@Some_Goats Geez Louise... So if I buy FEZ today on my Steam account, lock a Steam Box away, then turn it on in 2022 with Steam OS, you're really telling me FEZ's not gonna work? How do you reach that conclusion?

What I meant in my brutalized, original post, is that a device that runs games on the living room, under a TV, is not that far away from being a console in the classical sense.

Like the Xbox and PS4, it has a specific OS for gaming; has a gamepad; and, has different properties that set him a part from the competition - software development is not tied to hardware setups; and users can upgrade their system in shorter cycles.

I understand if for you, what defines a console is the ability to properly play new games on it for a longer period of time. But for some people, I think the definition of console will be a bit widened by the Steam Box. It's something you plug under the TV, and works fairly well for 3-4 years.

On a side note, I think your example doesn't apply to gaming in a near future. Just look at the Xbox One. It almost came out with an always-on online requirement. Imagine if that feature was managed by the studios? In 2022, a studio of a game you own could be closed already, and no more game access for you... (thus, the GT5 example)
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4 years ago

@Some_Goats Yes, consoles and PCs are different. Bravo! Is your argument that the Steam Box won't work because it's a PC? Steam still needs to prove PC games work?

Gran Turismo 5 multiplayer not working after 3 years on the PS3 does not relate to what you said? It's a clear example of a game losing massive functionality not even 5 years after its release. Unlike with PC/Steam Box, there's no hardware upgrade you can do on the PS3 to bring that online functionality back.

And it's not hard to see that the future is in digital media. You get some games on PSN+, 8 years later they close the service / get hacked / Sony quits games, and good luck playing those PS4 on your PS4. Not to say this is likely to happen, but your foolproof argument is full of holes...
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4 years ago

@BobbyDeNiro because the value is in the service! The box is just a facilitator.

You can as easily assemble your own PC, and connect it to the living room. Steam Box just streamlines the experience. Little by little you'll have all your Steam games available in your coach, for you or your guests to experience (plus, with a kick ass peripheral).
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4 years ago

@BellyFullOfHell pros and cons, like PCs and consoles...

And I wonder how many people that say "but I can build a similar box with Windows", actually has a PC desktop hooked up in their living rooms.
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4 years ago

@Some_Goats If you buy a game that works now on your Steam box, in 10 years it will still work. Of course if you buy a game ten years from now, chances are it won't work. The same way that buying a PS5 game 10 years from now won't also work in your current PS4...

More so, Gran Turismo 5 only came out 3 years ago and soon you won't be able to play it online on your PS3, as Sony is shutting down its servers...

All this disbelief from the "Wise Prophets of Doom" seems like the noise a lot of people made when Google mentioned Android for the first time.

"How can I make a game for Android if the platform is open to any phone manufacturer? How will I know if it works on every phone?! Such a broken model will never work."

Six years later, 81% market share.
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4 years ago

@Psychos1s As a gamer, why do I need to care about the insides of the PS4? Why do I need to care if one box comes with x-type of CPU, and the other with an y-type of CPU?

You make the assumption that the casual player wants to be combining components and installing OSs, but that's a very niche market.

Valve just wants to offer another gaming device you can choose for your living room. Like the PS4 and Xbox, it has different internals, runs specific software, and has bespoke peripherals...
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Eurogamer's Game of the Year 2013

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4 years ago

Ok, time to get a Wii U!
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Digital Foundry vs. Super Mario 3D World

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5 years ago

@GastricTitan Nintendo may not be huge innovators?! Jesus, they just brought gaming to the masses two times in our generation (NES and Wii), had the first controller with an analog stick and force feedback, started the trend of mobile gaming with Gameboy, and managed to provide 3D games without glasses (something that even movies can't do).
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Disney has released its first Star Wars game and it's adorable

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5 years ago

Free Star Wars game based on Tiny Tower? Were do I sign?
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Wii U debuts third-party cross-platform support with Cubemen 2

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5 years ago

Little by little...
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Fez developer Polytron is "working with Sony"

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5 years ago

Not a big fan of Fish, but the people to blame here are the ones that listen and give a turd like Marcus Beer its own space in the game industry. We should always suspect of someone who works as, quoting Giant Bomb, an 'opinionist'...
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Microsoft will allow self-publishing after all

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5 years ago

Microsoft is making the mistake of trying the please the internet mob...
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Microsoft restores game ownership and expects us to smile

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5 years ago

@pukka-pie how is selling second-hand games fundamental to console games? do you even know what fundamental means?
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5 years ago

Still don't get why Steam - which also doesn't allow renting, lending, or the re-selling of games - is the hero of PC gaming, but Microsoft is somehow the demon of consoles.
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Nvidia GeForce GTX 760 review

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5 years ago

They should keep updating the Digital Foundry PC with each of these new reviews...
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Poland and Portugal not supported at Xbox One launch, importing near ruled out

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5 years ago

So I went from not wanting to buy an Xbox One, to not being able to. Hum... I don't know how that makes me feel.
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HTC One review

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5 years ago

But the most important question of all... does it fit in my jeans pocket?
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Diablo 3 game director Jay Wilson leaves project to work on something new at Blizzard

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5 years ago

While not being a Diablo purist, I actually enjoyed the game.
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Angry grandfather walks out of HMV with three games after staff refuse to accept gift voucher

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5 years ago

Euro Truck Simulator 2 AND Rail Simulator? What did that man's poor grandson do to him?
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Man allegedly steals an MMO's source code, creates a clone, then blackmails the original's creators

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6 years ago

no pro-piracy guys here saying "oh, but the devs just had their 'cars' copied, not stolen" ?
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The cult of TotalBiscuit

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6 years ago

Yes, he's annoying (as I come to realize from the first YouTube video on this post). That's why I won't watch him again. Problem solved.
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Borderlands 2 Mechromancer class releases today

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6 years ago

@justsomeone so you thought there would be no consequences to pirating games for decades?
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Play Prison Architect now: a paid Minecraft-style alpha has begun

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6 years ago

@hulahoops sure, if people want to be explored by a company... why not
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6 years ago

@TarickStonefire Or they could actually pay some play testers to do it...
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6 years ago

30$? Shouldn't I get payed to help them develop and improve their game?
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Sony shocks world and announces PS3 super duper Slim

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6 years ago

How is the world shocked?
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ArmA dev confirms: staff arrested, accused of spying by Greek authorities

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6 years ago

@Darksjeik ohh... nothing like a bit of northern european bigotry in the morning
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Revolution announces Broken Sword 5 Kickstarter

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6 years ago

Although I already contributed with 15$, am I the only one worried by how it looks? They are selling it as a new 2D adventure, but it looks nothing like the awesome 2D animations from the 1st and 2nd games...
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The Best £100 Graphics Card: Radeon HD 6870 Review

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6 years ago

@ZuluHero but I wonder how useful it is if you're doing more than gaming. I normally have Skype, Steam and probably the browser running on the background while I play.
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6 years ago

I wonder how it plays Shogun 2: Total war...

Should I get an I3 2120 3.3GHZ for more 30 quid?
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Save corrupting Fez patch back online

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6 years ago

Wasn't this the guy pissing on japanese developers for their lack of ability to make a proper game?

"Oh well, my game deletes your saves... but just sometimes"
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Ouya responds to skepticism

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6 years ago

@MattEvansC3 again, I feel you miss the point of the thing: developing for a fixed hardware that has a proper context (living room) is very different from creating code that can run on a hundred different Android phones, which in turn *might* be connected to a TV and a controller.

Regarding you concerns with manufacturing costs, they are surely valid. But remember, Kickstarter is to get funding, not to sell things. They are getting the funding, even if they miss the 99$ mark for the dam thing.
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