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The Raid Quest (alpha concept)

#2 Posted by charlie_victor_bravo (947 posts) -

NeckStabber

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Bumb because this deserves it.

#4 Posted by charlie_victor_bravo (947 posts) -

@graboids said:

one more as I get ready for Pappa Vinny's Pizza Party today....

There is acid and then there is bad acid...

#5 Posted by charlie_victor_bravo (947 posts) -

@charlie_victor_bravo said:

Tarantino does what he does because he can draw customers with that. Another Deathproof and he could be directing Smurfs 3 or be out of the big business doing indies. If you are talking about creative big business, just count film sequels coming out during summer. Business comes first, creativity is luck if is second. If soulless CBS corporate vampires decide that GB does endurance run due to the high customer demand, GB will do that - that is the deal they made with the devil (CBS).

And Giant Bomb can't draw customers without ER's? (Which they still do under other names?) Sure, if things get dire they can dip in that well, but we probably wouldn't be pleased with the end result, just like nobody would really champion QT's Smurfs 3 or if GB resorted to being YouTube Let's Players.

Count film sequels? That goes along with the argument I've been making. Money talks. People usually bemoan the glut of sequels in movies, and sequels are usually critically reviewed worse than their predecessors. But they make more money, so companies keep making them. You're kind of proving my point here: sequels are creatively bankrupt and are made for monetary reasons, not fan outcry. Were people really begging for a Grown Ups 2? Or did they make a sequel because the first made a bajillion dollars?

I'm not sure what your point is here, actually. Please elaborate.

Can GB draw and hold customers without ER? I don't know - I don't have the numbers, but some probably has. If person with those concludes that ER would be beneficial to the business - it probably gets done.

Point is that if your business is community driven, you need to listen to that community. If numbers point that something is beneficial to the business, it will be done.

#6 Posted by charlie_victor_bravo (947 posts) -

Giant Bomb is not a service-oriented business. It doesn't work the way you're implying. Or do you think you can keep demanding that Quentin Tarantino will have to make Reservoir Dogs 2, and he eventually will because his customers demand it? Creativity-focused businesses, entertainment businesses, are whole other beasts. The only way your theory works is if enough people stop going to the site because they aren't making ER's. And that's not going to happen.

Tarantino does what he does because he can draw customers with that. Another Deathproof and he could be directing Smurfs 3 or be out of the big business doing indies. If you are talking about creative big business, just count film sequels coming out during summer. Business comes first, creativity is luck if is second. If soulless CBS corporate vampires decide that GB does endurance run due to the high customer demand, GB will do that - that is the deal they made with the devil (CBS).

#7 Posted by charlie_victor_bravo (947 posts) -

Yo! This to front page. Now!

#8 Posted by charlie_victor_bravo (947 posts) -

Those puppies Rorie keeps bringing to the office are not going to drown themselves.

#9 Posted by charlie_victor_bravo (947 posts) -

Charity.

Lets not fool our self's. Charity is not the main reason why people I buy these bundles. They I buy games and charity thing might just tip the scales. If the main motivator is charity, they I would give it straight to the cause.

Like previously stated, they should have just renamed and moved this to something like "Humble Daily" to avoid associations with the actual bundles and it would have been OK.

#10 Posted by charlie_victor_bravo (947 posts) -

@believer258 said:

@expensiveham said:

@darkstalker said:

Why do they constantly make this mistake with each Wolfenstein ? It seems so obvious people want to shoot hitler

I have no idea, seems obvious that it is what people want. I especially want to shoot him if he is some stupid resurrected zombiecyborg Hitler that is back to life for the third time. Sucks that he is not in this game. If i ever make a game i am going to put Hitler in it regardless of the setting.

From what I understand, this is supposed to be a sequel to Wolfenstein 2009, which was a sequel to Return to Castle Wolfenstein, which was a sequel to Wolfenstein 3-D, where you killed Hitler. Apparently the Nazis have marched on without Hitler.

Game developers need to realize that they are making games, not books, not films, not even comics. Most people do not care about the story continuity (unless you are making something like Mass Effect) and would be happier with fresh reboot. Same goes with the characters - if it is not Mario, do you need to have same main character in your game? Good deal what made Wolfenstein 3d special has to do with mecha-Hitler and dropping that of because your precious continuity is just pretentious.