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#7411 Armstrong x360a   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1023 Posts   Joined 11.4 Years Ago  

Armstrong x360a

Posted 12 April 2019 - 12:01 AM

Exclusive content beyond maybe costumes is total trash. It was a bad precedent set last gen and it just gets more annoying as time goes on. As far as developers that were formerly exclusive, with Xbox it's very clear that the smaller userbase affects sales pretty strongly. (See Ryse, Sunset Overdrive.) If you're doing an exclusive game it makes much more business sense to do so with Sony than MS currently, and I imagine with all the studio acquistions, money for this kind of thing isn't as much of a priority unless they think it's a homerun.

 

Even before this we can probably still assume this mind set is being used, to focus on their own IP rather they paying to fund exclusives.

 

As for those that we're one time console exclusive and are going multiplatform, it makes much more business sense unless you are getting an insane amount of money paid by Sony/MS/Nintendo/Epic to go exclusive. This is not just a phenomenon with Xbox developers, as Sony had both Quantic Dream (Detroit: Become Human, Beyond: Two Souls, Heavy Rain) and SuperMassive (Until Dawn) jump ship in the past year.

Yea, it makes sense to go multiplat, I'm not arguing with that. It just seems like PS gets all of Xbox's old exclusives to turn + give them exclusive content, rather than a simple announcement that they plan to release multiplat. Meanwhile, MS can seem to entice very few of the PS exclusive titles to the Xbox ecosystem even as a simple equal multiplat publication. What gives? Obviously money and I'm not sure MS has their priorities straight. 

 

What developers? You realize the publishers are the ones making these deals, right?

K. The past two gens, all Remedy games were published by MS. So tell me how Remedy didn't have anything to do with the publisher change? Bungie ran into the arms of evil Activision and sold their souls with the terms of the Destiny deal as soon as their prior contract obligations with MS were fulfilled. So I'll ask again, why can't MS seem to retain good developers? The simplest answer is because they make shit deals. 



#7412 awp   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   9380 Posts   Joined 15.6 Years Ago  

Posted 12 April 2019 - 12:10 AM

I’m interested in Control but will wait for reviews. Does sound awfully like Quantum Break.

#7413 Armstrong x360a   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1023 Posts   Joined 11.4 Years Ago  

Armstrong x360a

Posted 12 April 2019 - 12:12 AM

I’m interested in Control but will wait for reviews. Does sound awfully like Quantum Break.

 

Same.

 

So, how bout that sale... Anyone else feel like this is one of the worst ones we've had this year? Obviously, not by sheer volume, but all of the titles I've been tracking are priced the same or higher this time around. Absolutely nothing for me unless MS redeems themselves with some of the 360 sales. 



#7414 bardockkun   Porn, Kitsch And Firearms CAGiversary!   13860 Posts   Joined 13.6 Years Ago  

bardockkun

Posted 12 April 2019 - 12:15 AM

Got Sniper Elite 4: Deluxe Edition and Williams pinball. I feel I can wait for Assassin's Creed Odyssey gold edition to hit the 70% off point before biting since I still have about six of those games left to beat.

#7415 OldSlowGamer   Old Slow Gamer CAGiversary!   508 Posts   Joined 12.3 Years Ago  

OldSlowGamer

Posted 12 April 2019 - 12:15 AM

Save your money until the E3 sale week.



#7416 p0rn0saur   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1987 Posts   Joined 12.4 Years Ago  

p0rn0saur

Posted 12 April 2019 - 12:23 AM

it's the same kind of 95% repeats sale they'be been doing for years, but I look at the spoilers so no disappointment. Road Redemption caught my eye and Red Dead 2 is at the $40 mark seems pretty good but doubt anyone that wanted it was still really holding out. Probably passing on everything though. Wish more of the ID@XBOX stuff would rotate into these sales. I'd take Shadow Tactics - Blade of the Shogun some day, that's hit under $10 on the PS4 sales so many times. 



#7417 Colddecembersnow   CAG in Training CAGiversary!   692 Posts   Joined 6.6 Years Ago  

Colddecembersnow

Posted 12 April 2019 - 12:24 AM

Same.

So, how bout that sale... Anyone else feel like this is one of the worst ones we've had this year? Obviously, not by sheer volume, but all of the titles I've been tracking are priced the same or higher this time around. Absolutely nothing for me unless MS redeems themselves with some of the 360 sales.

These big sales are always like this though. I think the last ones big discount was Arkham Collection for like $10 and then the rest were exactly the same, 15% for newer titles, 30% for an almost year old game, and then stragglers somewhere in between. E3 and Black Friday are the only good sales on Xbox typically.

#7418 cancerman1120   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   10721 Posts   Joined 9.5 Years Ago  

cancerman1120

Posted 12 April 2019 - 12:26 AM

Control will likely sell even worse than quantum break, so this isn't really a big deal. Might be the final nail in Remedys coffin.

The Finnish government is pretty aggressive in providing assistance to their video game industry. I would bet Remedy gets some pretty good tax breaks/subsidies.  



#7419 WeeeDoo  

Posted 12 April 2019 - 12:29 AM

I personally haven't seen much hype around it. I mean, we just recently saw gameplay around it like a month or so ago an it comes out in august?

It's too bad too, I actually bought Quantum Break on release when I wasnt a CAG and really enjoyed it. I just have no interest whatsoever in basically playing Quantum Break 2 with a new story. It was great as a one-off game.

#7420 RedPandaKids  

RedPandaKids

Posted 12 April 2019 - 12:29 AM

Bah! I was going to use expiring bing money but I agree this sale isn’t great for me. So now I’m deciding between buying something I’m not excited about or risk there being a good sale within next month.

I guess thronebreaker is tempting since I’m enjoying the Witcher series (and gwent) but I was hoping for cheaper.

#7421 awp   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   9380 Posts   Joined 15.6 Years Ago  

Posted 12 April 2019 - 12:42 AM

Better news than the sale: Disney working on a Star Wars 4K box set.

https://www.thedigit...walker-saga-4k/

#halo

#7422 Xfactor19990   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   3396 Posts   Joined 11.7 Years Ago  

Xfactor19990

Posted 12 April 2019 - 12:46 AM

When Microsoft did the special for a month of gold and 1000 Fortnite V-Bucks; how long did it take them to send the code for the V-Bucks? I would imagine it would be the same for the 1000 apex coins.

#7423 kcobra22  

Posted 12 April 2019 - 12:47 AM

Better news than the sale: Disney working on a Star Wars 4K box set.

https://www.thedigit...walker-saga-4k/

#halo

bigger news is that Disney+ will be $7/month or $70/year.



#7424 deszaras   Wait...what? CAGiversary!   917 Posts   Joined 12.2 Years Ago  

deszaras

Posted 12 April 2019 - 12:48 AM

I’ve got some expiring credit and I have been eyeing Dishonored Definite Edition for a while. I might pick that up.

#7425 bardockkun   Porn, Kitsch And Firearms CAGiversary!   13860 Posts   Joined 13.6 Years Ago  

bardockkun

Posted 12 April 2019 - 12:51 AM

Better news than the sale: Disney working on a Star Wars 4K box set.

https://www.thedigit...walker-saga-4k/

#halo

Give me my gosh dang despecialized edition finally, especially now that they own Fox so no excuse, or don't even bother.

#7426 kcobra22  

Posted 12 April 2019 - 12:54 AM

I’ve got some expiring credit and I have been eyeing Dishonored Definite Edition for a while. I might pick that up.

i actually might have a code for that if you want it. The disc came with it but I ended up buying the whole collection and never used the code.



#7427 ilovexboxone   video game master CAGiversary!   710 Posts   Joined 1.6 Years Ago  

ilovexboxone

Posted 12 April 2019 - 12:54 AM

so there is no 360 deals? or dlc deals?



#7428 JammerFi   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   128 Posts   Joined 13.9 Years Ago  

Posted 12 April 2019 - 12:58 AM

so there is no 360 deals? or dlc deals?

I don't know what's up with no 360 deals. Maybe tomorrow? If you check Bloomy's list though, there's some DLC on sales (Pinball FX3, etc.), just not a lot.



#7429 frankmackeyspam   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   489 Posts   Joined 13.0 Years Ago  

frankmackeyspam

Posted 12 April 2019 - 01:02 AM

The Witcher III Complete Edition is $19.99 shipped and sold by Amazon (in stock April 18, 2019) for those of you that prefer physical over digital.  Might be a Prime exclusive price.



#7430 Colddecembersnow   CAG in Training CAGiversary!   692 Posts   Joined 6.6 Years Ago  

Colddecembersnow

Posted 12 April 2019 - 01:05 AM

Give me my gosh dang despecialized edition finally, especially now that they own Fox so no excuse, or don't even bother.

Did you read the article? It's long been thought Lucas ruined the original prints during the making of the special editions but they are working towards using different sources to get an adequate 4K original edition made.

#7431 Barry Burton   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1684 Posts   Joined 7.9 Years Ago  

Barry Burton

Posted 12 April 2019 - 01:11 AM

Control will likely sell even worse than quantum break, so this isn't really a big deal. Might be the final nail in Remedys coffin.

it will sell better because it's on PS4



#7432 awp   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   9380 Posts   Joined 15.6 Years Ago  

Posted 12 April 2019 - 01:14 AM

bigger news is that Disney+ will be $7/month or $70/year.


At least for me, Star Wars 4K is bigger news. 🙂

#7433 bardockkun   Porn, Kitsch And Firearms CAGiversary!   13860 Posts   Joined 13.6 Years Ago  

bardockkun

Posted 12 April 2019 - 01:24 AM

Did you read the article? It's long been thought Lucas ruined the original prints during the making of the special editions but they are working towards using different sources to get an adequate 4K original edition made.

Uh, OBVIOUSLY I SKIMMED IT AND THEN SAW A CAT AND FORGOT THE REST!

#7434 Darthziggy   Friendly neighborhood lurker CAGiversary!   470 Posts   Joined 5.9 Years Ago  

Darthziggy

Posted 12 April 2019 - 01:26 AM

Thanks as always to Bloomy for posting the deals and everyone else for the fun deal discussion. I think the only thing I might grab is Guacamelee 2 Complete. I loved the first one and got it free multiple times, so maybe it’s time to support Drink Box a little bit (on sale, of course). Anyone got thoughts about the sequel if they’ve played?
Also, liking the Disney+ price and also SW 4K news (didn’t read the article but guessing they’re waiting until all 9 movies are out together?). Unfortunate that Disney owns so much of the damn entertainment industry now but if I can stream it all instead of purchasing 6 versions of all the stuff I want to watch (except SW of course - I’ll buy all that shit cuz I’m a sucker), might be worth the subscription.
Edit: Read the article. 2020 sounds about right, get the whole damn collection together. Plus, that gives me a year or so (probably holiday 2020 if I had to wager a guess) to save up for the inevitable ridiculous price tag.

#7435 MrRidickulous   Deal skeptic! CAGiversary!   1721 Posts   Joined 5.0 Years Ago  

MrRidickulous

Posted 12 April 2019 - 01:27 AM

I think Witcher 3 complete and Mad Max rebuy for $5 got me. Otherwise chugging away at game pass. Playing Prey today always makes me wonder, why is virtually every game a shooter. Hey guys we created this new world and lore...it’s a shooter. Always.

#7436 Bloomy   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   5826 Posts   Joined 13.1 Years Ago  

Posted 12 April 2019 - 01:50 AM

Better news than the sale: Disney working on a Star Wars 4K box set.

https://www.thedigit...walker-saga-4k/

#halo

I've wondered if the deal Lucas made with Disney required that the Holiday Special could never be released.  I think those releases will go a long way toward confirming that one way or the other.  Wouldn't be Disney if they didn't attempt to monetize all the content they owned (except Song of the South, but even that looks like it will be heading to Disney+).



#7437 josekortez   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   6892 Posts   Joined 15.7 Years Ago  

Posted 12 April 2019 - 02:09 AM

I've wondered if the deal Lucas made with Disney required that the Holiday Special could never be released.  I think those releases will go a long way toward confirming that one way or the other.  Wouldn't be Disney if they didn't attempt to monetize all the content they owned (except Song of the South, but even that looks like it will be heading to Disney+).

Some things need to remain in a vault.



#7438 bardockkun   Porn, Kitsch And Firearms CAGiversary!   13860 Posts   Joined 13.6 Years Ago  

bardockkun

Posted 12 April 2019 - 02:27 AM

The title WandaVision sounds like the name of a movie where a rich, uppity old white guy has to share a body with a sassy black woman.

#7439 MrRidickulous   Deal skeptic! CAGiversary!   1721 Posts   Joined 5.0 Years Ago  

MrRidickulous

Posted 12 April 2019 - 02:30 AM

The title WandaVision sounds like the name of a movie where a rich, uppity old white guy has to share a body with a sassy black woman.

I first thought Wanda Sykes was back and then thought maybe I misread it and it was Wakanda Vision. I was disappointed twice.

I think whatever you think of this or that content, the price is on point and a nice fu to other rising streaming providers. I’ll definitely subscribe especially if it’s got Disney junior stuff for my littler mes.

#7440 WeeeDoo  

Posted 12 April 2019 - 02:58 AM

it will sell better because it's on PS4


Forgot that QB still never even made to the PS4 for some ridiculous reason. You're right all together, but I think it will sell much less on Xbox compared to QB