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#110791 FissFiss   Meow CAGiversary!   8631 Posts   Joined 7.4 Years Ago  

Posted 10 June 2019 - 11:07 PM

Tapatalk wooooo

#110792 rcsample   You're entering a world of pain! CAGiversary!   4721 Posts   Joined 7.0 Years Ago  

Posted 10 June 2019 - 11:08 PM

Tapatalk wooooo

I will throw in Crapatalk jokes at no extra expense! Act now!

#110793 Nothing-   Tomorrow King - Interloper Kai CAGiversary!   9028 Posts   Joined 8.8 Years Ago  

Posted 10 June 2019 - 11:43 PM

Tapatalk wooooo

you know there's a 'hide' button to essentially delete your post, right?



#110794 Syntax Error   Art School Dropout CAGiversary!   11113 Posts   Joined 8.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 11 June 2019 - 12:06 AM

Ubi's service feels overpriced and... not great?  Like so many of their games are big open world collect-a-thons that it feels like it makes more sense to just buy them when they're $15-$20 than to rely on a $15/mth subscription.  They're not necessarily games you'll knock out in 15-20 hours unless you're just blasting through the (questionable) plot.



#110795 Fatality   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   2324 Posts   Joined 15.2 Years Ago  

Posted 11 June 2019 - 12:12 AM

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#110796 Nothing-   Tomorrow King - Interloper Kai CAGiversary!   9028 Posts   Joined 8.8 Years Ago  

Posted 11 June 2019 - 12:17 AM

All I know is that Steam users have been making fun of people who pay for these type of rental subscriptions for years. 

 

Personally, yeah I like to own my own games.  So I'm not going to be paying $180 annually to Ubisoft.  I'd also rather buy the couple of Xbox games that I want each year rather than pay $45 per quarter for a game pass.  I don't play that many games.  But I suppose these deals are good for those folks that only have time to binge on lots of different games a few times per year when the wife is away on business trips or something.  If you're the type that wants to complete several games over the course of a month or two then great it probably works for you. 



#110797 JSweeney   ... CAGiversary!   11322 Posts   Joined 17.0 Years Ago  

JSweeney

Posted 11 June 2019 - 12:19 AM

Next year is starting to look like it's going to be weird. 

Every media company seems to be in a giant rush to launch their own streaming service and they all want $10-15 a month. 

I ended up topping off my Xbox Live subscription because it was ending, so between Live, Gamepass, PC Game Pass and Phantasy Star Online 2 as a F2P MMO on Xbox, I'm ok with paying now to get a discount on 3 years of service.  At the end of that, when I need to pay $14.99 a month? I don't know.  I'm happy for now as it just lets me completely ignore Epic Game Store, as it looks like almost all of their exclusives are ending up on Xbox Game Pass. 

Ubisoft's service seems really dubious... I don't even bother with EA Origin, and that's an existing service with more known content. 

I kind of hope a lot of companies get their teeth kicked in on these attempts.
 



#110798 Nothing-   Tomorrow King - Interloper Kai CAGiversary!   9028 Posts   Joined 8.8 Years Ago  

Posted 11 June 2019 - 12:26 AM

From a business perspective it's the same concept as the Humble Monthly or bundles really; companies realized they could make more money selling subs to their catalogues (or activation keys) to people whom otherwise wouldn't be purchasing those games. 

 

It's really not that different from XBL or PS+ either.  Just a rejiggered format where you get to choose which games to play, but pay more. 

 

 

Next year is starting to look like it's going to be weird. 

Every media company seems to be in a giant rush to launch their own streaming service and they all want $10-15 a month.

This isn't new man.  Game companies just finally caught onto the yuppie cord-cutting, a-la-carte subscription service habits that young people have been supporting for years.  They found a new way to monetize their assets which had been sitting right under their noses this entire time.  (I wonder if Google Stadia was a wake-up call)

 

If I were going to add new subscriptions in my life it would probably be DI.FM premium, Crunchyroll, or Hulu next.   But I have enough on my plate already.

 

In the next year there's going to be the new Disney streaming service, Google Stadia, and god knows what else. 



#110799 Syntax Error   Art School Dropout CAGiversary!   11113 Posts   Joined 8.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 11 June 2019 - 12:27 AM

Ubisoft's service seems really dubious... I don't even bother with EA Origin, and that's an existing service with more known content. 

I kind of hope a lot of companies get their teeth kicked in on these attempts.

I don't see what the risk is for Ubi, though.  It's not as though they have to pay for the right to distribute these.  If only a handful of people subscribe, they don't take a loss on it.



#110800 hal   Game Hoarder CAGiversary!   5744 Posts   Joined 13.5 Years Ago  

Posted 11 June 2019 - 12:30 AM

Borderlands DLC is everything that is wrong with gaming.   Look at that huge crappy list.  So many of those tidbits could have simply been included in the game via patch/update.  They are the ones that were setting the example for the industry too.

 

I might avoid BL3.   

 

I don't know if I agree with you there. Borderlands, in particular, and Borderlands 2, generally, has some really good DLC. Both are complete games without any of it, a ton of it is 100% cosmetic, and there are some very fine add-on campaigns -- General Knoxx and Tiny Tina's Assault on Dragon Keep are great examples of that.

 

The only stuff that feels a little cash-grabby to me are the Headhunter Packs.

 

There are plenty of other games that either hijack essential parts of the game, or somehow feel like they're selling it to you piece by piece. I think the BL series mostly either caters to the cosmetic crowd or delivers EXTRA content at a good value.



#110801 MysterD   39 Year Old Birthday Toaster (Oct. 25th) CAGiversary!   25667 Posts   Joined 16.5 Years Ago  

Posted 11 June 2019 - 12:30 AM

Netflix-like Subscriptions everywhere.

 

HBM - You can subscribe monthly, but you actually do keep your games.

Microsoft Xbox Game Pass for PC - Monthly fee to stick around.

Origin - Monthly fee to stick around.

UPlay - Monthly fee to stick around.



#110802 IkedaTeramusa   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   3267 Posts   Joined 8.5 Years Ago  

IkedaTeramusa

Posted 11 June 2019 - 12:36 AM

Don't forget Disney+... I'mma buy into Disney +.  :P



#110803 MysterD   39 Year Old Birthday Toaster (Oct. 25th) CAGiversary!   25667 Posts   Joined 16.5 Years Ago  

Posted 11 June 2019 - 12:37 AM

WOW and some other MMO's got subscriptions too.



#110804 SmashMan4   The Dark Light CAGiversary!   736 Posts   Joined 7.3 Years Ago  

Posted 11 June 2019 - 12:39 AM

RIP Shenmue 3 on Pc now that it's an Epic Store exclusive.



#110805 Nothing-   Tomorrow King - Interloper Kai CAGiversary!   9028 Posts   Joined 8.8 Years Ago  

Posted 11 June 2019 - 12:40 AM

RIP Shenmue 3 on Pc now that it's an Epic Store exclusive.

RIP Go to hell, Kickstarter.



#110806 MysterD   39 Year Old Birthday Toaster (Oct. 25th) CAGiversary!   25667 Posts   Joined 16.5 Years Ago  

Posted 11 June 2019 - 12:40 AM

RIP Shenmue 3 on Pc now that it's an Epic Store exclusive.

Is it $5 yet?



#110807 SmashMan4   The Dark Light CAGiversary!   736 Posts   Joined 7.3 Years Ago  

Posted 11 June 2019 - 12:41 AM

Is it $5 yet?

With that $10 off coupon it will be.



#110808 DD83   'nives 'n 'nades CAGiversary!   8919 Posts   Joined 12.9 Years Ago  

Posted 11 June 2019 - 12:44 AM

Can't wait for uplay/origin/etc sub to be required to play uplay/origin/etc PC games online.



#110809 MysterD   39 Year Old Birthday Toaster (Oct. 25th) CAGiversary!   25667 Posts   Joined 16.5 Years Ago  

Posted 11 June 2019 - 12:46 AM

MS XB Game Pass for PC needs to be $1 every month, not just the intro month.



#110810 Insomniac_34   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   1139 Posts   Joined 8.4 Years Ago  

Insomniac_34

Posted 11 June 2019 - 12:50 AM

Uplay Plus seems like a fine deal since Ubisoft has generally become one of the better AAA publishers IMO. The problem for me is, while I recognize their titles are polished and insanely popular, I really don't care about like 90% of their IPs. I might sub for a month to try Watch Dogs 3 next year but Far Cry and AC do nothing for me anymore and The Division, Rainbow Six and Ghost Recon never did. Only recent game of theirs I might have enjoyed is Trials Rising and of course it's a mess.

 

So yeah, great deal to play new releases for cheap, but unfortunately not for me.



#110811 pasports31   New Year's Resolution = Make a Dent in my Backlog CAGiversary!   8811 Posts   Joined 7.4 Years Ago  

Posted 11 June 2019 - 12:50 AM

Borderlands DLC is everything that is wrong with gaming.   Look at that huge crappy list.  So many of those tidbits could have simply been included in the game via patch/update.  They are the ones that were setting the example for the industry too.

 

I might avoid BL3.   

Eh, BL2 had a lot of dlc but tbh I don't think it's "everything wrong with gaming," we have games releasing literally as unfinished, buggy, games as a service messes. Getting a completed, high quality game with expansions that are 10 hours each or more for 10 bucks each and dollar cosmetic packs is fin, and if that's what we get out of BL3 I'll be pretty thrilled. The headhunter packs don't have a ton of content but I didn't feel ripped off spending three bucks on them, either. 



#110812 Nothing-   Tomorrow King - Interloper Kai CAGiversary!   9028 Posts   Joined 8.8 Years Ago  

Posted 11 June 2019 - 12:51 AM

Netflix-like Subscriptions everywhere.

 

HBM - You can subscribe monthly, but you actually do keep your games.

Microsoft Xbox Game Pass for PC - Monthly fee to stick around.

Origin - Monthly fee to stick around.

UPlay - Monthly fee to stick around.

Right, and once you've subscribed to a few of those things you would have simply been better off buying your own games, disc movies, and using free digital television. 

 

 

Can't wait for uplay/origin/etc sub to be required to play uplay/origin/etc PC games online.

Yep exactly.  Or maybe something like forced commercials without paid subs.   Fast lanes?   Elite special access? 

 

That's where this is headed.



#110813 DrR0Ck   Grammar Ass CAGiversary!   1834 Posts   Joined 14.0 Years Ago  

Posted 11 June 2019 - 12:52 AM

RIP Shenmue 3 on Pc now that it's an Epic Store exclusive.

Now we know where sailors hang out.



#110814 MysterD   39 Year Old Birthday Toaster (Oct. 25th) CAGiversary!   25667 Posts   Joined 16.5 Years Ago  

Posted 11 June 2019 - 01:17 AM

FF7 Remake's combat system looks like a cross of FF13, FF15, and FF7 combat systems.

 

The Last Remnant Remaster coming to Switch tonight.

 

Octopath Traveler is coming to Steam.



#110815 Nothing-   Tomorrow King - Interloper Kai CAGiversary!   9028 Posts   Joined 8.8 Years Ago  

Posted 11 June 2019 - 01:27 AM

I don't know if I agree with you there. Borderlands, in particular, and Borderlands 2, generally, has some really good DLC. Both are complete games without any of it, a ton of it is 100% cosmetic, and there are some very fine add-on campaigns -- General Knoxx and Tiny Tina's Assault on Dragon Keep are great examples of that.

Eh, BL2 had a lot of dlc but tbh I don't think it's "everything wrong with gaming," we have games releasing literally as unfinished, buggy, games as a service messes. Getting a completed, high quality game with expansions that are 10 hours each or more for 10 bucks each and dollar cosmetic packs is fin, and if that's what we get out of BL3 I'll be pretty thrilled. The headhunter packs don't have a ton of content but I didn't feel ripped off spending three bucks on them, either. 

Yeah, this is totally DLC done right:

 

Spoiler


#110816 MysterD   39 Year Old Birthday Toaster (Oct. 25th) CAGiversary!   25667 Posts   Joined 16.5 Years Ago  

Posted 11 June 2019 - 01:32 AM

Dragon Quest Builders 2 coming to PS4.



#110817 pasports31   New Year's Resolution = Make a Dent in my Backlog CAGiversary!   8811 Posts   Joined 7.4 Years Ago  

Posted 11 June 2019 - 01:34 AM

Yeah, this is totally DLC done right:

 

Spoiler

I mean just linking to a screenshot of the dlc page doesn't really refute any of the arguments that were made in the posts you quoted



#110818 Neuro5i5   pʎslǝxıɔ CAGiversary!   10523 Posts   Joined 7.7 Years Ago  

Posted 11 June 2019 - 01:36 AM

Borderlands has nothing on Train Simulator.

And for the record, I’m perfectly fine with Borderlands DLC. I wish more games would add content like that or Mass Effect even.



#110819 MysterD   39 Year Old Birthday Toaster (Oct. 25th) CAGiversary!   25667 Posts   Joined 16.5 Years Ago  

Posted 11 June 2019 - 01:38 AM

Batallion 1944 on Steam. Looks like old-school COD and BF games.

 

Kingdom Hearts III: Re-Mind DLC announced.

 

FF14 Online: Shadowbringers expansion announced for July.

 

Romancing Saga 3 and some long-winded Saga Grace title are coming to Steam, Switch, and every other platform.

 

People Can Fly with a new shooter: Outriders.

 

Oninaki announced.

 

Final Fantasy 8 Remastered announced for Steam, PS4, XB1, and Steam.

 

Marvel Avengers announced for Stadia, PC, PS4, and X1 on May 15th, 2020.



#110820 inm8num2   The result is quite fresh and quality. CAGiversary!   3202 Posts   Joined 8.6 Years Ago  

Posted 11 June 2019 - 01:57 AM

Can't wait for uplay/origin/etc sub to be required to play uplay/origin/etc PC games online.

Console gaming has arrived on PC.
 
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It's interesting to see PC gaming following a similar trend as tv and movie streaming - from years of having a dominant platform (Netflix & Steam) to a proliferation of different services and their own exclusive content.

 

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