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« Reply #15 on: May 14, 2013, 01:10:09 AM »

I thought the ending to ME3 was like a minor point in the overall thesis.

But yeah, I agree that we're in the middle of a shift. Indie on the rise, AAA on the decline.
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« Reply #16 on: May 14, 2013, 01:41:07 AM »

He made this big point about how bad endings in xyz games (not just ME3) means the industry is going off the rails, which is total bullshit. He didn't talk about gameplay a single time during that video except when referencing the shitty games in 1983.

That being said, his info for how the video game companies haven't recovered from the recession is an interesting point.
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« Reply #17 on: May 14, 2013, 04:14:43 AM »

He has a point about deadlines on games pressuring developers to cram stuff in and that lowering quality, potentially owing to a crash at some point, but it would probably be coupled with development costs going up primarily because people demand new system pushing graphics and multiplayer (very expensive) driving development costs up and making big budget games so big they can't profit because they're market is big but still too small.

TL;DR graphics and multiplayer are eating away at this industry, and if graphics fall behind due to cost cutting, people complain that they look "too old" though alternatively games could be exclusively single player or multiplayer.
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« Reply #18 on: May 14, 2013, 08:45:23 AM »

something i took away from it is the idea that big publishers are basically living paycheck to paycheck and thats why they spazz out when something like tomb raider only sells 3mil. bad endings is simply a symptom of that.
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« Reply #19 on: May 14, 2013, 09:21:50 PM »

God, what a wanker.
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« Reply #20 on: May 14, 2013, 10:05:04 PM »

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« Reply #21 on: May 14, 2013, 10:43:28 PM »

Lemme guess.

The Flood
Destruction of Sodom
Plagues of Egypt.
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« Reply #22 on: May 14, 2013, 10:55:15 PM »

Nope. Just pics of an average week in Ohio during the spring.
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« Reply #23 on: May 14, 2013, 10:56:47 PM »

The third picture really doesn't mesh well with the other two. You need to google harder next time.

Besides it should be a picture of God's greatest wankery:


The 1983 videogame crash.
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« Reply #24 on: May 15, 2013, 08:53:21 PM »

I'll leave this here.

EA nixes Online Pass program -- Source: Gematsu

"Electronic Arts is discontinuing its Online Pass program for future games based on negative player response, it has announced."
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« Reply #25 on: May 16, 2013, 06:53:56 AM »

Now I wanna listen to Cyndi Lauper.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tXQscl41Cic

I like this version better.
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« Reply #26 on: May 18, 2013, 01:52:06 AM »

EA Sports Engineer: Wii U is crap, < powerful than 360. No $ 3party. [Tweets Deleted] -- NeoGAF

Is always about the money.
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« Reply #27 on: May 18, 2013, 03:38:26 PM »


And then they still load the WiiU's library down with yearly sports titles because they're fucking EA.
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« Reply #28 on: May 18, 2013, 05:00:12 PM »

In all seriousness though, the AAA game industry bombing out would be a good thing and would blow the field way open for indie games. The PC gaming ecosystem is incredibly healthy right now, especially with regards to small studios. Then you have the Android and iOS platforms, too.

Right now the PC industry is sort of recessed since the portable devices are encroaching on its territory, but I think the PC industry can make a big resurgence if people start seeing it as a gaming platform. I think the console industry's going to take a hit for being such a closed platform and being expensive to develop for. Probably more of a trend towards the portable systems.
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« Reply #29 on: May 21, 2013, 12:02:03 AM »


And then they still load the WiiU's library down with yearly sports titles because they're fucking EA.

You'd think that, but EA currently have no games in development for the Wii U. They aren't even going to bother with their sports titles.
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