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1 Week ago
BioWare reveal their new game, AnthemBioWare reveal their new game, Anthem
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So a Destiny/Warframe with a Pacific Rim plot/aesthetic? That's not derivative at all.
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Oblivion designer says Bethesda are "about not making polish"Oblivion designer says Bethesda are "about not making polish"
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All games are full of "glitches", but most games fail at being fun. I'll take fun over polish anytime.
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Here here. Make the game fun enough, and your fans will fix it for you.

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2 Weeks ago
Star Citizen’s Item 2.0 update is now complete on a single shipStar Citizen’s Item 2.0 update is now complete on a single ship
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All I got from that was, "We would like to announce that we have now descended to the 5th layer of Development Hell!"
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3 Weeks ago
Ultra ‘90s RPG Battle Chasers: Nightwar launches this OctoberUltra ‘90s RPG Battle Chasers: Nightwar launches this October
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Been waiting for this.
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WhiteCrow commented on
1 Month ago
Build a new life on Mars - Martian survival game Rokh comes to Steam Early Access on May 16Build a new life on Mars - Martian survival game Rokh comes to Steam Early Access on May 16
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That was one of the most heavily scripted trailers attempting to mimic actual gameplay I've ever seen. The slow camera was jarring.
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2 Months ago
Dear Esther devs The Chinese Room aren’t happy about the current digital refund systemDear Esther devs The Chinese Room aren’t happy about the current digital refund system
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Valve/Microsoft can add a string so that if you complete the game, you're no longer eligible for a refund. You completed the product, and are essentially "renting" it at that point, largely for free.

On the other side of the token, maybe stop making such short games? I understand the genre, but 1-2 hours just isn't worth dropping money for some people, even though it's comparable to buying a movie ticket.Reply
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Your personal taste in entertainment shouldn't dictate what products do or don't get created. There's a lot more artistic work and value in something like Dear Esther than there is in the next iteration of Call of Battlefield. And while I absolutely love The Witcher 3, it would be silly if *all* games became vast, sprawling titles where 2 hours is a drop in the bucket and a reasonable refund window.


While I don't have a good cure-all solution, I do think the implementation used in Blizzard games (and others) works well. The game is essentially free to a point (player level limit, story progress limit, etc.), and consumers can choose to pay to purchase the full game. For something like Dear Esther, I imagine, you could maybe have a walled-off early section of island to explore? Again, no silver bullets, unfortunately.

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2 Months ago
Carmack says VR devs are 'coasting on novelty' with 'poisonous' startup timesCarmack says VR devs are 'coasting on novelty' with 'poisonous' startup times
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That's pretty damning, and hard not to agree. My experience with VR thus far has only been display models on showroom floors and stores, and he's right; the novelty is initially alluring, but it never struck that serious nerve where I had considered it as something I'd like to regularly partake in, especially compared to my current investments (Good ol' fashioned PC gaming).

I'm not sure what the remedy is, aside from dedicated iteration.Reply
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Just stick to more simple uses for VR like making older games as well as new big games just support the basic VR headtracking. It's not much extra work for devs and they still focus on the core gaming consumer to by their products in mass. I don't need full motion tracking and all the extra crap. I just want to play my normal games with the VR tracking my head. I can still use my Keyboard and Mouse just the same, or a controller.

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For Honor fans may still boycott the game even after Ubisoft address lack of communicationFor Honor fans may still boycott the game even after Ubisoft address lack of communication
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I feel like I dodged a bullet more and more every day with this game.Reply
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Yep, especially with peer to peer and not dedicated servers

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Destiny 2: release date, PC port, trailer, beta, story - everything we knowDestiny 2: release date, PC port, trailer, beta, story - everything we know
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It won't be on PC. I'm not even sure why this keeps coming up. It was clear the first one never would, which only lends further credence that the second one won't be either.Reply
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Wrrrooooonnnnnnnnggggg lol

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Former moderator speaks out about shutting down the No Man’s Sky subreddit: “I was concerned for my safety”Former moderator speaks out about shutting down the No Man’s Sky subreddit: “I was concerned for my safety”
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This guy should not be the moderator of anything, ever, anywhere. I watched the entire thing unfold in real time that morning. His comments in the Discord chat were recorded and shown on the sub. He can play the victim all he wants and whine about threats, but there's no denying what he did was wrong, and childish.

If it was too much for him to handle, he could have easily stepped down and exited stage right, but that wasn't enough for him. He needed to snuff out the flame of an entire community because he disagreed with their opinions. Reddit mods often step down out of subs, often times without providing a reason and simply move on. This guy needed to stir shit up and piss on everyone. There's no excuse for that.Reply
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Seriously? It's a sub Reddit, who gives a crap. Make your own Reddit sub if you want one. He doesn't owe anybody anyone, it's not a real job. Reddit is just a forum, since when did people get this serious about it? It's nobody's job to run subs. For the people who complain, get your head out of your ass and get a life. Reddit isn't real.

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