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Posted by Ex~ on 08 December 2018 - 06:15 PM
I still can't believe that Destiny 2: Forsaken Legendary Collection is $24.99 on all platforms now. Congratulations to everybody who paid $59.99 just 90 days ago when it released. Thanks Activision!
That feeling when you buy something, then it goes free to play under a monetization model where you are still pestered to keep buying to unlock content as if you were no better than a free to play player from the beginning.
This is why I don't buy any games from major publishers anymore.
Posted by Ex~ on 13 July 2018 - 04:23 PM
Another important person at Bioware is out... Leaving to make source books for 5th edition D&D.
First Humble quits Game Bundles for D&D Bundles, now this. Next thing you know Casey will leave again to edit Chuck Tingle novels.
Posted by Ex~ on 10 July 2018 - 10:09 PM
Monster Hunter World is coming to Steam on August 9th.
Wow! I wasn't expecting this before November.
Yeah and you need an intel processor from 2014 or later by the min. system requirements.
I don't expect much from this port, so PS4 is always an option. It will probably always have a larger playerbase on PS4 anyway, and there's no crossplay on PC (another very bad sign for the quality of this port). Sales have been plummeting (along with Capcom's share prices), so I suspect heavy price cuts on console as well.
Hopefully they release a free weekend (or at least the demo they released on console) so people can test out how it runs on their systems.
Posted by Ex~ on 08 July 2018 - 03:37 AM
Right. They're giving reasons for people to install the client beyond simply being what one single publisher requires for their own games. Mix that with a built-in pool of potential users due to streaming and support from Amazon?
I don't think they're trying to sell games on it. They have the streaming and that's what they're focused on. I literally can't even figure out how to buy games on Twitch.
The point of offering free games seems to be to get people into the streaming side of their business, not to get them to buy more games through the client.
Of course, in the future they could decide to actually make game sales more feasible on the client, but they could have also done that years ago and they haven't. It seems clear they see their business model entirely in streaming, not as a competitor to Steam.
The streaming culture seems almost the polar opposite of the Steam culture: streamers usually focus on one game, they buy one game and then stream it for months or even years. Steam is the diametrical opposite: it tries to get you to buy thousands of games that you never play.
Posted by Ex~ on 08 July 2018 - 03:13 AM
I'm not saying it will surpass Steam, but I could easily see it becoming the default second option most have installed as well.
I have Twitch installed because I have 34 free games installed on it. That's entirely the only reason. I've never bought a game from them, in part because I couldn't even figure out how to, and even when I watch streamers I don't do it in the client.
I have Origin, Uplay, and GOG installed basically for the same reason, I would never actually buy anything on them, but I have like four or five free games on each.
Epic and Battle.net I have installed because it's required.