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  • Hideo Kojima on Game Development time

    Babuinix said:
    IGN published an interview with Hideo Kojima (Metal Gear Solid) to speak about is new work in progress game Death Stranding and he got this to say about people complaining about it taking too much time.

     “There’s been a lot of stuff going on through this time, so it makes me pretty sad when people say ‘Oh, you’re just having fun and joking around and wasting money.’ You could ask so many people, but I really think that I’m doing this pretty fast. If you have a company, if you already have an engine, you already have the tools and the team together, and even then, it’s pretty standard for a AAA game to take three to five years to develop their games. For some games, it can take up to 10 years.” HK

    I guess it relates a lot with Star Citizen as it's also an highly ambitious game made from a studio formed from scratch, but instead of having players as backers it's Sony backing it.

    That games take time is basic knowledge to anyone that understands game development, but most of gamers are not aware of such complexities, they just want to play games and have fun. That's why crowdfunding games and following their development should be made with extra awareness of such intricacies of game development. They should be taken as learning lessons and not frustration exercises ;)

    There you have it!

    Apples and oranges buddy

    Hideo Kojima has a boss he reports to while Chris does not.  Mr. Kojima can not sit back and make a ton of mistakes and then make excuses to his boss but Chris is free to do what he wants.  That is why we now have offices in 4 countries and massive underestimations of development goals like "SQ42 to be released end of 2016" and here we are a year later and still not one video of a mission has been shown.  Source: https://www.pcgamesn.com/star-citizen/squadron-42-release-date

    The truth is, Chris and Ortwin know that once the game releases, the money will dry up.  If you can earn everything in the game like fans say you can, there will be little need to buy ships and land plots and the other things they will be selling in their cash shop.  The majority of people interested in the game have already purchased it and there is not supposed to be a sub fee.  So why not sit back and take your time and ride that money train as long as possible?

  • Team Working to Address Ongoing DDoS Attack Against NA Servers - ArcheAge - MMORPG.com

    Putting on my tinfoil hat... 

    Didnt they claim this same thing during another launch of DLC and just before launch?  It just seems odd that any person would waste a good bot-net on attacking a game developer over and over again when they could be using it to extort money from a sales website.  I mean, if your bot-net is big enough to hurt the bandwidth of a major MMO, then you could bring down K-Mart.com very easily.

    Sept 2014, Trion claims DDOS right before launch:

    2014 player post predicting Trion will blame slow network performance on a DDOS attack:

    2015 Trion blaming things on a DDOS attack:

    2016 Trion and Trove under DDOS attack:

    2017  - This post

    Sure does seem odd...  

  • Future plans for Black Desert Online revealed!

    DMKano said:

    Meanwhile server performance in large scale (both PvE like boss fights) and PvP - remains poopy.

    Best line I have read here all week.
  • Your gaming experience your responsibility?

    SEANMCAD said:
    wolffin said:
    SEANMCAD said:
    Is it 99.9% of the time your responsibility to have a good time in video games? which means becoming an informed consumer, and cutting losses as soon as boredom or frustration comes into play?

    is it really a good thing to say 'hey Bob I had no fun this weekend and I choose it that way'

    I dont know, at some level yes, some level no


    Yes and No.

    The Developers have a responsibility to provide the product they are pitching. ,,,

    thats not quite right.

    All a company needs to do when advertising is not explicitly tell you its black when its red. All they have to do is not lie. If you look at how other products advertise you cant really make the argument that its common place that advertising they are providing the product they are pitching. The 'pitch' as you say is often known to be an alteration of reality that works extra hard to not cross the line of truth. in fact I think that is why its called a pitch
    I sure hope that the corporate world never takes your view on things.  You defend Sean Murray who did "LIE" on the Colbert show and many other interviews and say you could see other players in the game and yet you say that should not have influenced people to think that you could see other players in the game.  When a game company says something on national TV or shows something in their promotional video to suggest something is in their game that it NOT, that is on them not the consumer.

    How messed up do you have to be to allow these guys to say and do anything and then not hold them responsible? 

  • Elder Scrolls Online - What's in Store for Tamriel in 2018? - MMORPG.com

    The auction house thing is a double edged sword for me, I like forcing people into trading guilds and the creation of trading guilds but I hate running around to different guild vendors looking for things. I also hate that many of the trading guilds charge weekly due to be able to afford prime locations. I will never join a guild that requires me to play every week in order to pay dues.

    Overall I would rather have an auction house.