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« Reply #900 on: May 17, 2015, 08:38:53 AM »

That and while cellphones are getting more powerful by the second, their battery clearly isn't following the trend.

Bingo.

I was just saying this to a friend the other day. We were talking about how technology developers sometimes focus on the wrong thing, and I brought up how cell phone companies keep making their cell phones more and more powerful but you still can't use the thing for 5 minutes before you risk playing hot potato.
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« Reply #901 on: May 17, 2015, 10:51:08 AM »

That and while cellphones are getting more powerful by the second, their battery clearly isn't following the trend.

Additionally, cellphones aren't just gaming machines and those who want to get one to game on also has to deal with the rest of the baggage that comes with owning a cellphone (paying to keep your phone connected and active, paying for the various features, on top of having to pay for the games themselves (which often times require additional payments just to play).

And between that and the constant upgrades (especially if you go anywhere near an iPhone/Pad/whatever), the price tag adds up quick.

So basically cellphones are horrible for gaming on and they're only the future of games because they're ubiquitous and you can put a bunch of low-effort shovelware on there and still have it sell when it wouldn't on other platforms.
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« Reply #902 on: May 17, 2015, 10:05:14 PM »

So basically cellphones are horrible for gaming on and they're only the future of games because they're ubiquitous and you can put a bunch of low-effort shovelware on there and still have it sell when it wouldn't on other platforms.

Is not for nothing that mobile gaming is also known as 'a casino in your pocket'. And the future Konami mentions is part of the 'mobile bubble' that in itself is not exactly new to say the least.

Also, the priorities of some sections of this industry of chasing a future instead of building one with mobile and VR is all kinds of twisted IMO. The whole thing is very bothersome as well as tiresome when you notice how all of this is a continuation of older ideas, concepts and experiences being treated as new mostly for the advancements technology does. That said, I would like to know how you guys feel about all of this.
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« Reply #903 on: May 17, 2015, 10:34:06 PM »

I feel like the IT industry as a whole is a soul-gutting wasteland is how I feel about this :T What you're talking about isn't JUST an issue with game development, it's like all tech stuff as a whole right now.

I feel like the entire goal of the industry right now isn't to /make things that work/ but instead to dump overwrought tar-babies on clients because vendor lock is lucrative, even if nobody's happy and nothing was actually accomplished.
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« Reply #904 on: May 19, 2015, 02:46:17 AM »

Additionally, cellphones aren't just gaming machines and those who want to get one to game on also has to deal with the rest of the baggage that comes with owning a cellphone (paying to keep your phone connected and active, paying for the various features, on top of having to pay for the games themselves (which often times require additional payments just to play).

And between that and the constant upgrades (especially if you go anywhere near an iPhone/Pad/whatever), the price tag adds up quick.

You don't actually have to pay for any of that crap though.  Don't believe the shit the man at the cellphone store is peddling, buy an unlocked no-contract phone and do whatever you want with it.  Yes it costs more upfront because it's not subsidized, but do you think they subsidize phones out of charity?  Of course not, they only do it because they know they'll milk a whole lot more out of you in the long run.
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« Reply #905 on: May 21, 2015, 04:15:16 AM »

So, it looks like I was right to assume that MGSV: TPP has been done for who knows how long and all the extra time was to take care of aspects of MGO more so than TPP.

Also, regarding MGSV's promotion, this whole thing with teasing announcements and showing stuff early really ruins everything. It doesn't help either that Ground Zeroes, while good in its own right, is as overbearing as it is. I'm not kidding when I say that GZ throws away any goodwill Peace Walker managed to build by being just as good and self-aware as MGS3.
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