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#44941 BobbyTastic   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   10339 Posts   Joined 12.0 Years Ago  

BobbyTastic

Posted 16 October 2022 - 05:03 PM

I wouldn't assume it's the devs; it could be the result of management monitoring the time/money equation.

They might be able to tweak the engine to run better on the Series S but would that make the game late? Would that come at the expense of other features that are cross platform? Everyone is quick to blame the developers themselves but they get their marching orders from project managers, who get deadlines and budgets from managers above them.

It's impossible to know from the outside where the failure is and speculation is about as useless as pretending any of us would have bought this game for full price at any frame rate.

I agree with you generally that it can be a matter of lack of resources/time but in this case, the game has been in development for how long? The current release date is definitely locked in stone but the publisher has seemed to be ok with delays up until now.
If it was a matter of a lack of time though, why not mention a plan for a 60 FPS patch post launch? Is support for the game going to be dropped almost immediately?
I agree that it's not possible to 100% know from the outside but they're not helping themselves by not flatly giving an explanation.
Don't forget, they made this admission only a week before launch on Discord. Does not help their appearances.

#44942 gamegirlpocket   hope rides alone CAGiversary!   3993 Posts   Joined 7.0 Years Ago  

gamegirlpocket

Posted 16 October 2022 - 05:16 PM

I fully expect it ahead of time for Bethesda. Their engine sucks and they have always been at 30 FPS. I'm hoping they have a performance mode, but expect that we probably will need a mod.

I'll mind a lot less for a game like Starfield, assuming the combat is similar to Fallout and doesn't require quick reflexes or button timings. Gotham Knights, comparatively, would be a noticeable difference gameplay-wise with a higher / lower framerate. At the end of the day, all I care about is that a game runs well and is stable, but when a game gives you the option (Control Ultimate, FH5) to switch between 30fps and 60fps, the difference is pretty stark. I couldn't go back to 30fps in Control during combat after playing it in 60fps, but FH5 was easier to get used to in both.



#44943 FamedGuardian   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   2377 Posts   Joined 9.7 Years Ago  

FamedGuardian

Posted 16 October 2022 - 06:42 PM

I agree with you generally that it can be a matter of lack of resources/time but in this case, the game has been in development for how long? The current release date is definitely locked in stone but the publisher has seemed to be ok with delays up until now.
If it was a matter of a lack of time though, why not mention a plan for a 60 FPS patch post launch? Is support for the game going to be dropped almost immediately?
I agree that it's not possible to 100% know from the outside but they're not helping themselves by not flatly giving an explanation.
Don't forget, they made this admission only a week before launch on Discord. Does not help their appearances.


Not only that, but SkillUp stated that all reviewers played the PC version, which is higher than 30fps. I guess someone got a console copy early and said something about the frame rate, which sparked all of this discussion on Reddit.

#44944 Strider Turbulence EX  

Strider Turbulence EX

Posted 16 October 2022 - 07:01 PM

The Series S murdered this man's parents in a dark alley.

Nah, Mommy & Daddy Series S are still alive but has a strained and awkward relationship with him.



#44945 Series M  

Posted 16 October 2022 - 07:21 PM

The Series S murdered this man's parents in a dark alley.

It is sad when that stuff happens. The wife bumped into my PS5 while I had it standing vertical, it fell on top of her. Long story short, I am now a widower. At least the wait of that monster made her death a quick one.



#44946 bardockkun   Porn, Kitsch And Firearms CAGiversary!   17158 Posts   Joined 17.1 Years Ago  

bardockkun

Posted 16 October 2022 - 09:17 PM

 

Can't wait to see that new pachinko machine or better yet, blockchain mobile game!



#44947 samnite   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   397 Posts   Joined 12.2 Years Ago  

Posted 16 October 2022 - 10:05 PM

https://www.xbox.com...on/BQ9RPND47T2F

 

Bomber Crew is up on GWG



#44948 gamegirlpocket   hope rides alone CAGiversary!   3993 Posts   Joined 7.0 Years Ago  

gamegirlpocket

Posted 16 October 2022 - 11:05 PM

The guy who directed the Silent Hill movie is apparently working on another one and casually told a reporter that Konami had multiple SH games in development. I suppose they could still be pachinko...

#44949 Z-Saber   moon2S CAGiversary!   7545 Posts   Joined 18.0 Years Ago  

Posted 16 October 2022 - 11:19 PM

The first Silent Hill movie? I'll argue forever that it's among the best videogame adaptions ever.

It's not the best overall movie ever, and far from it, but the inclusion of Yamaoka's music and the visual direction were awesome. And being a good game movie isn't that high a bar.

#44950 Ryuukishi   My ambitionz az a Ryder CAGiversary!   11788 Posts   Joined 14.6 Years Ago  

Posted 16 October 2022 - 11:45 PM

The Series S murdered this man's parents in a dark alley.


His Twitter is now deleted... He's going to have an even bigger vendetta against the Series S now that it not only destroyed the video game industry and caused global warming and the war in Ukraine, but now it's cost him his job too.

#44951 SIX min WHISTLE   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   6105 Posts   Joined 11.1 Years Ago  

SIX min WHISTLE

Posted 16 October 2022 - 11:53 PM

G4 is dead again. Kinda weird that they bothered to lay off a bunch of staff a couple weeks ago, only for this to hit immediately after. Their online numbers were in the toilet, I guess their cable numbers were too.

https://deadline.com...ork-1235145219/

#44952 Miker525  

Posted 17 October 2022 - 12:04 AM

G4 is dead again. Kinda weird that they bothered to lay off a bunch of staff a couple weeks ago, only for this to hit immediately after. Their online numbers were in the toilet, I guess their cable numbers were too.

https://deadline.com...ork-1235145219/

It's kinda bizarre that they didn't even give it a full year. I kinda get it in a way though? I have such good memories of being a kid watching TechTV and G4 all day and night. When it returned... It just wasn't really very good. Or at least it wasn't what I was looking for. Truth be told I'm not really sure what I was hoping for but it didn't feel anything like classic G4. Really the only things I'd end up watching were Sesslers stuff as I still think he's an amazing journalist but the rest of the new G4 cast kinda fell flat for me, as did most of the content they were putting out. Still I thought their numbers were decent for how short they'd been around. I just feel like Im no longer their demographic, which would be fine, but I'm not really sure who their target demo was?

Feel bad since it seems like Warios tweet may have been how a lot of the cast found out and obviously sucks for everyone now out of work. Hope they all land on their feet okay

The first Silent Hill movie? I'll argue forever that it's among the best videogame adaptions ever.

It's not the best overall movie ever, and far from it, but the inclusion of Yamaoka's music and the visual direction were awesome. And being a good game movie isn't that high a bar.


I totally agree with you. I wasn't a fan when it first came out but it's since grown on me a lot. Movie has plenty of issues, but it did do a damn good job of nailing the games overall aesthetic and direction. Like you said I'd also argue it's one of the stronger video game adaptations.

Real cautious about the upcoming Silent Hill announcements. Really curious what they're going to be. Hope there's something that looks promising. The 2 remake could be so great but if it's true it's from Bloober then I won't hold my breath. They completely don't get the series besides the surface layer based on their previous horror games

#44953 bardockkun   Porn, Kitsch And Firearms CAGiversary!   17158 Posts   Joined 17.1 Years Ago  

bardockkun

Posted 17 October 2022 - 12:34 AM


Real cautious about the upcoming Silent Hill announcements. Really curious what they're going to be. Hope there's something that looks promising. The 2 remake could be so great but if it's true it's from Bloober then I won't hold my breath. They completely don't get the series besides the surface layer based on their previous horror games

You know, I legit totally forgot about Bloober being long rumored to be working on a game on the franchise now I'm just as excited for the possibility of a pachinko game.

 

 

I Mean, regardless of the outcome we still have that Keiichiro Toyama action horror(???) game with Akira Yamaoka doing the soundtrack that was announced last year that should still be a thing, but who knows how far along that is.

 


 



#44954 Miker525  

Posted 17 October 2022 - 12:56 AM

You know, I legit totally forgot about Bloober being long rumored to be working on a game on the franchise now I'm just as excited for the possibility of a pachinko game.


I Mean, regardless of the outcome we still have that Keiichiro Toyama action horror(???) game with Akira Yamaoka doing the soundtrack that was announced last year that should still be a thing, but who knows how far along that is.


I think, to my understanding, that bloober is working on a Silent Hill 2 remake - which if that's true god help them cus I still think the original Silent Hill 2 (and the original Xbox port - Restless Dreams) are a perfect game and hold up incredibly well even today. Bloober really needs to truly understand what made that game perfect to even have a chance at remaking it effectively and I just don't think they have it in them. My fingers are crossed on the other SH projects though. I still hold hope that KojiPro is somehow involved in one of them.

I will say that you're totally right, and I totally forgot about Slitterhead. I hope there's news about it soon. When it first got announced I was so hyped it looks so up my alley. I have every certainty that it will be better than whatever bloober puts out

#44955 Fuzzmeister  

Fuzzmeister

Posted 17 October 2022 - 02:40 AM

Just finished Scorn.  Don't expect any kind of story or idea what's going on.  It's just weird.  Found a 2 hour video showing what to do, so I decided to play it since it was already installed.  I almost would even say it's a puzzle game.  It's mostly just confusing hallways with lots of buttons to run around and press.  It looked and sounded great, but that's all it is.  There are maybe less than 30 enemies in the whole game and a boss near the end.  No enemies after the boss.



#44956 LoganDX   Five by Five, B CAGiversary!   2077 Posts   Joined 19.1 Years Ago  

Posted 17 October 2022 - 04:17 AM

His Twitter is now deleted... He's going to have an even bigger vendetta against the Series S now that it not only destroyed the video game industry and caused global warming and the war in Ukraine, but now it's cost him his job too.


With a vendetta that large only one man is capable - Handi-man!

#44957 Strider Turbulence EX  

Strider Turbulence EX

Posted 17 October 2022 - 04:26 AM

With a vendetta that large only one man is capable - Handi-man!

Handi-Man reboot really needs to happen.



#44958 Sielanas  

Posted 17 October 2022 - 04:49 AM

I think, to my understanding, that bloober is working on a Silent Hill 2 remake - which if that's true god help them cus I still think the original Silent Hill 2 (and the original Xbox port - Restless Dreams) are a perfect game and hold up incredibly well even today. Bloober really needs to truly understand what made that game perfect to even have a chance at remaking it effectively and I just don't think they have it in them. My fingers are crossed on the other SH projects though. I still hold hope that KojiPro is somehow involved in one of them.

I will say that you're totally right, and I totally forgot about Slitterhead. I hope there's news about it soon. When it first got announced I was so hyped it looks so up my alley. I have every certainty that it will be better than whatever bloober puts out

I believe it was from Steph Sterling I heard Bloober essentially was reigned in to only do the remake because they couldn't get tone right. This was an episode of Podquisition I can't remember which. Essentially they tried, failed, and Konami said "no, just do this". The non-remake stuff is the curiosity and yeah I'm expecting disappointment.

Watched Maximilian stream Scorn for a bit. No story, yeah essentially a puzzle game with occasional combat. Very much a vibes game. He was middling with his descriptions but then pivoted to how he liked it for just doing it's thing.

New G4 still sucked. Cringeworthy.

#44959 Bloomy   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   7120 Posts   Joined 16.6 Years Ago  

Posted 17 October 2022 - 06:51 AM

Anyone know how long it takes for the Game Pass app to update your console's storage status?

 

Jumped through hoops this week for that NHL 22 quest.  Went to my library, EA Play, NHL 22, download.  Start game, quest doesn't pop.  ???  Exit, restart, still no pop.  Do some looking, the quest only works with the One version, not the Series version.  Tried to queue the One version from the GP app, but didn't have enough room on my internal, and since the app doesn't interact with any other drives, I only had the option to uninstall something.  Shifted stuff around on console, but the app didn't update for the extra space.  Even tried restarting both the app and console, no go.  So I searched through the store for the One version to download.  Quest popped after the download was ready to start.

 

Also, wasn't the recent library revamp in Games and Apps supposed to flag downloaded games that you don't have a license for anymore, like former Game Pass games or GwG with a lapsed sub?  Or is that still just something in the Insider program?



#44960 Deadpool   I club baby seals CAGiversary!   2770 Posts   Joined 18.5 Years Ago  

Posted 17 October 2022 - 06:56 AM

G4 is dead again. Kinda weird that they bothered to lay off a bunch of staff a couple weeks ago, only for this to hit immediately after. Their online numbers were in the toilet, I guess their cable numbers were too.

https://deadline.com...ork-1235145219/

Good. Fuck em. They asked for it. That stupid, men are bad promo, obviously didn't turn out well when 90 % of your inherent audience is male. 



#44961 BobbyTastic   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   10339 Posts   Joined 12.0 Years Ago  

BobbyTastic

Posted 17 October 2022 - 07:42 AM

Not sure how much longer it will be free, but here's the store page for the Desert Luxe kit for Sims 4 for those who wanna claim it without having to Fuck around with getting it through the game.

 

https://www.xbox.com...X5Z0T5D3MG/0010

-snip-

I had a similar headache. I got lucky because I had just enough storage on the internal. Such a pain in the ass.



#44962 Series M  

Posted 17 October 2022 - 07:42 AM

Good. Fuck em. They asked for it. That stupid, men are bad promo, obviously didn't turn out well when 90 % of your inherent audience is male. 

I do not even know what this men are bad promo is but I am guessing I know which person it came from. I had some free month of a streaming cable service that had G4 on it and the only thing I found myself able to watch was some show that showed old reviews of Zelda games and stuff like that. Everything else was just obnoxiously bad.

 

Now that G4 is dead again, bring back Tech TV!



#44963 bee01   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   1608 Posts   Joined 18.4 Years Ago  

Posted 17 October 2022 - 08:41 AM

Watched Maximilian stream Scorn for a bit. No story, yeah essentially a puzzle game with occasional combat. Very much a vibes game. He was middling with his descriptions but then pivoted to how he liked it for just doing it's thing.

Watched some of his stream tonight.  He loved it by the end and gave it a personal rating of 9 (he's biased because Giger's art was a big inspiration for him).



#44964 Z-Saber   moon2S CAGiversary!   7545 Posts   Joined 18.0 Years Ago  

Posted 17 October 2022 - 11:49 AM

I'm a bit mixed on Scorn right now, but I'm getting through it and having an okay time.

#44965 SIX min WHISTLE   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   6105 Posts   Joined 11.1 Years Ago  

SIX min WHISTLE

Posted 17 October 2022 - 12:05 PM

I do not even know what this men are bad promo is but I am guessing I know which person it came from. I had some free month of a streaming cable service that had G4 on it and the only thing I found myself able to watch was some show that showed old reviews of Zelda games and stuff like that. Everything else was just obnoxiously bad.

Now that G4 is dead again, bring back Tech TV!

I don't know how much damage it actually did. I think it mostly just pissed off people who happened to see the video but weren't actually watching the reboot anyways. But it did keep coming up in just about every conversation I've seen about them since it went up



#44966 Fuzzmeister  

Fuzzmeister

Posted 17 October 2022 - 12:30 PM

I don't know how much damage it actually did. I think it mostly just pissed off people who happened to see the video but weren't actually watching the reboot anyways. But it did keep coming up in just about every conversation I've seen about them since it went up

Spoiler

I don't really see anything really wrong with that video, but know it set off a bunch of jerks.  Likely the same jerks that pushed her to that point to begin with. 

 

I never had any interest in G4 because I just don't like Adam Sessler.  It's hard to explain, but he just does not give off positive vibes. Ever.



#44967 awp   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   12335 Posts   Joined 19.0 Years Ago  

Posted 17 October 2022 - 12:51 PM

I’m ashamed to admit that I still haven’t finished a Plague’s Tale Innocence. I really am not very good at stealth games, lol.

#44968 Strider Turbulence EX  

Strider Turbulence EX

Posted 17 October 2022 - 01:15 PM

With a vendetta that large only one man is capable - Handi-man!

Handi-Man reboot really needs to happen.



#44969 shoethiefrexyk9   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   1217 Posts   Joined 12.4 Years Ago  

shoethiefrexyk9

Posted 17 October 2022 - 01:56 PM

I’m ashamed to admit that I still haven’t finished a Plague’s Tale Innocence. I really am not very good at stealth games, lol.

I've been working on it too since the end of August, it and soul hackers. I try to play it atleast once a week but still am only on like chapter 5 I think, its definitely a fantastic game though 



#44970 deszaras   Omnis Vir Lupus CAGiversary!   2055 Posts   Joined 15.6 Years Ago  

deszaras

Posted 17 October 2022 - 02:00 PM

I don't know how much damage it actually did. I think it mostly just pissed off people who happened to see the video but weren't actually watching the reboot anyways. But it did keep coming up in just about every conversation I've seen about them since it went up

Most people didn’t even know “G4” had come back until then.

I don't really see anything really wrong with that video, but know it set off a bunch of jerks.  Likely the same jerks that pushed her to that point to begin with. 
 
I never had any interest in G4 because I just don't like Adam Sessler.  It's hard to explain, but he just does not give off positive vibes. Ever.

There’s nothing appropriate about Frosk’s rant in that video even if she heard sexist crap online. It’s the internet, it’s been full of shit people since the 90s. Not only does she demean the majority of their audience but downplays Olivia Munn and Morgan Webb. Her anger seemed legit but the rant didn’t pop up organically in the conversation so it always came across as contrived. I think they thought it would generate some good press but it backfired. Then when the layoffs started happening, Frosk bragged on Twitter about still having her job. I feel bad for the non-personality staff who lost their jobs. I don’t feel sorry for Frosk and whoever else decided to do the stunt and went along with it, because you crapped on the original show people enjoyed and cost people their jobs.