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Tsar-Ivor
Tsar-Ivor


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Scourge of God
posted March 18, 2013 11:15 PM
Edited by Tsar-Ivor at 23:18, 18 Mar 2013.

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and was instrumental in driving our very significant growth in digital revenues


>.>
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Corribus
Corribus

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The Abyss Staring Back at You
posted March 19, 2013 12:00 AM

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Business practices like pay-to-win games, microtransactions and elaborate digital rights management have struck a chord with many gamers, and it isnít a good one.

Well either its lip service or maybe they're finally getting the point.
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blizzardboy
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posted March 19, 2013 12:05 AM
Edited by blizzardboy at 00:09, 19 Mar 2013.

The video game industry is going to be just as diversified as show business, with different games reaching out to difference audiences. Don't expect pay-to-win and micro-transactions to disappear, but I wouldn't be worried about classic gaming either. It isn't going anywhere.

Besides, nothing wrong with micro-transactions. I've played a couple different free games with added features you can pay for if you really get into the game. It's not such a bad arrangement. I mean, if the game gets you hooked so you want to buy more, then clearly it's not such a bad game. It sends the message to the community "We think this game is awesome enough that we'll make the basics of it free, because we know you're going to want to buy more of it". If the game sucked you'd just stop playing. With a classic game you have to buy it first, and if you don't like it? Well, sucks to be you.
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Tsar-Ivor
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posted March 19, 2013 12:15 AM

Them $5 dollars seriously add up over the years.
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blizzardboy
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posted March 19, 2013 12:18 AM
Edited by blizzardboy at 00:18, 19 Mar 2013.

Meh. It costs more than 5 bucks for a single, quality drink at the bar. Video gaming is a fairly cheap pastime.
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xerox
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posted March 19, 2013 12:44 AM

I agree. I think it's ridiculous when people complain about subscriptions and DLC. I have actually made a mathematical model where I calculate "enjoyment value" based on cost and how long the enjoyment lasts. Video games rank high.
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Adrius
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Stand and fight!
posted March 19, 2013 02:07 AM

True.

I don't hesitate throwing 5 bucks at a drink but for a smartphone app or a game? Then I suddenly need to think.

It's ridiculous really.
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Seraphim
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posted March 20, 2013 09:28 AM
Edited by Seraphim at 09:33, 20 Mar 2013.

Meanwhile in amazon, people are getting happy and making happy reviews for Simcity.

http://www.amazon.com/review/R2MC4X10C5KZFO/ref=cm_cr_pr_viewpnt#R2MC4X10C5KZFO

Here is what one guy said

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You'd think I'd be mega unhappy like everyone else at the constant waiting and lack of actually being able to play a game I purchased.

Well, you'd be wrong.

The hours upon hours since launch that I haven't been able to log in, whether it be sitting in queues, or server busy messages, or just plain old not working screens, I've managed to do a heap of things that I never do when I'm locked in my man cave playing video games.

I've washed the dishes, the laundry, changed the oil in the car, mopped the floors, dusted, did a spot of gardening, greeted my children who I hadn't really seen since Christmas, walked the dog, asked how my wife's day has been and listened to the entire response, restocked the groceries and many more things! My family has never been happier that they've got a father and husband again.

In fact, I feel like Simcity has given me a new lease on life. This wouldn't have been possible without the seemingly crazy decision to have constant online connections and server side save points even for single player.

So I can only thank EA and Maxis. Your failures have been my rewards. 5 stars!

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Adrius
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posted March 20, 2013 10:07 AM

Hahahah
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b0rsuk
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posted March 20, 2013 01:19 PM
Edited by b0rsuk at 13:20, 20 Mar 2013.

Good stuff:




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Doomforge
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posted March 22, 2013 09:52 AM
Edited by Doomforge at 10:06, 22 Mar 2013.

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I agree. I think it's ridiculous when people complain about subscriptions and DLC. I have actually made a mathematical model where I calculate "enjoyment value" based on cost and how long the enjoyment lasts. Video games rank high.


What I find ridiculous is that DLC is like 0,1% content of the game for 15-20% of the game's price.

Nobody complained about expansion packs before albeit they were in fact an additional content for a pretty bad cost to content ratio....


but DLCs blew it out of proportion. A single item, or a single quest for 5$, a game with thousands of items, hundreds of quests and whole other stuff (like engine, balance, models - that also costs)... what a joke.
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Elodin
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posted March 24, 2013 02:10 AM

Online only DRM means there will be fewer and fewer classics produced as those games will only be around for a few years before the servers are shut down. Online only DRM also often means no user mods are allowed which means less content. And user made content is often superior in many ways to content put out by the developers so honest customers lose out once again.

I don't mind DLC as long as is quality DLC. But its too bad few actual expansions are produced theses days.
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b0rsuk
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DooM prophet
posted March 24, 2013 07:57 AM
Edited by b0rsuk at 08:05, 24 Mar 2013.

It's a far bigger problem, not just with games but with copyrighted works in general. Derivative works are strongly discouraged (Mozart, Shakespeare and others not just took inspiration, at times they just plain copied large portions).

Things were classic because they were accessible to all. Chess was never owned by a company. Classic music composers and were paid for creation. People ordered a symphony or a painting. Now we have to pay to access our culture. Because of no derivative works, it's a culture you can't build upon. There are many works inspired by Tolkien, but they have to be very careful, for example the word "Hobbit" is never used.

Copyright started as an extension of monopoly. It was meant to promote the creation of useful works. A compromise - the author gets a temporary exclusivity, the society eventually gets the invention, or book, or a song. When the copyright expires, because it was meant to expire eventually. Only now it lasts years, in EU until 75 years AFTER the death of the creator. By that time, will it still be relevant ? And there's no guarantee they won't push through a law that extends copyright even further. Copyright is cancer.
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Lexxan
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Unimpressed by your logic
posted March 26, 2013 11:24 PM

IMPORTANT AMAZON.UK UPDATE

Ouch, lol.
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kipshasz
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Elvin's Darkside
posted April 10, 2013 04:05 PM

I'm interested in getting this game, but I have a question, do this comes in a box version or it's only digital one?
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Sokkur
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posted April 14, 2013 08:40 PM

The game comes in both boxed and digital versions but both have the same  always-online DRM.

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alcibiades
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posted May 08, 2013 10:23 PM

The power of Silence.
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Elodin
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posted May 09, 2013 07:01 PM

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I'm interested in getting this game, but I have a question, do this comes in a box version or it's only digital one?


I highly recommend against getting the game. My wife wanted it because she loves other Simcity games and so we got it. The city building area is quite small. You can't always log in to the server your city is saved on so you can't play your city when you want to. The traffic issues are horrendous.

Rather than spreading out to collect garbage your garbage trucks follow each other around the city in a convoy, making it difficult for you to handle all the garbage in your city. Same of fire trucks and police vehicles.

Unless you play in a game by yourself and prohibit others from joining your game you'll be adversely affected by what others do in their city. If somebody is a hacker he may ruin your city. Hacks can destroy the road into your city so your city is cut off and unplayable. Someone could build a city in the region that is only residential and his citizens will flood your city looking for work, making your roads one continuous gridlock. Someone can build a crime city in your region and you'll suffer from continual crime spikes and his arsonists will come into your city and burn down your buildings, his murderers will come to murder your people, ect.

Anyways, you've been warned but if you buy it I hope you have fun.

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kipshasz
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Elvin's Darkside
posted May 10, 2013 03:13 PM

Well, I've been watching some playthroughs of the Yogscast, the main reason which has me interested in the game. I don't intend to play it in the public regions, the same crap is in every game. retards and idiots are everywhere, I learned that from league of legends
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morthi
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posted May 14, 2013 10:42 AM

In my opinion playing on public regions is difficult because you cannot in easy way plan region progress. Origin and ingame message centre doesn't work effectively, people who you are playing don't bother your city so best way it to play only with people who you can talk/chat in real time - for me it's only way to build properly workin region.

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