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#1 Edited by DFSVegas (373 posts) -

The number of posts like this on the internet shows to me that too many people simply have no clue how game development works.

The price of making games is going up. The more and more visual detail and computational complexity that these games require, the more money it requires. The reason you're getting shallower games content wise, is because it takes way more time/money to make said content. 50 million dollars 8 years ago got you MSG4. Now? 50 million dollars is entry level for AAA game development. So game developers have two options. Extend the development cycle of these games to 6-7 years, or, release a relatively bare bones version of a game, and then build on it for the sequel. Most are chosing the latter, because the former is untenable for most companies outside of Blizzard and Valve.

This is exactly what's going on for a franchise like Titanfall, or it explains why Fallout 4 is using a lot of the same tech as Fallout 3. If you make an entirely new game, it's going to take a lot more time and money to make than one that's built on new tech, but there isn't a developer out there that can go 6-7 years building a game from scratch with no revenue. There's a balance, and I can see that a lot of developers are struggling to hit it. This doesn't make them bad people, it just shows how competitive (and expensive) the gaming market has become.

It's a sad reality of getting games with more graphical fidelity, and more complex underpinning systems. Especially when compared to the late games in the Xbox 360/PS3's cycle, games that were jam packed with content because the fidelity and processing limit had be reached on the consoles by about 2011.

I just don't believe any company can afford to release a product that can be perceived as "too shallow" if they can help it. The market is saturated with a lot of quality. Releasing a product now a days in a state any less than it could have been is enough to bury a game nowadays. I don't think EA is unaware of this fact.

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By the way, consider that games are also cheaper than they've ever been despite everything I just mentioned. Games on the SNES were $50-$60, some times up to $80 new, depending on the game. Accounting for inflation, you easily pay way less than you did in '92, for games that are exponentially more expensive to make.

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#2 Posted by DFSVegas (373 posts) -

Fallout 3 is one of my top 5 favorite games of all time, sooooo... Nope... This game looks like it's exactly what I want. More Fallout 3.

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#3 Edited by DFSVegas (373 posts) -

I'm way down. And I absolutely think we should wait until crossplay is implemented, 96 players is doable, but probably only if we have both player bases.

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#4 Posted by DFSVegas (373 posts) -

Vinny as a literal small business man (He's small, his business is actually quite large), is probably my favorite part. This is fantastic.

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#5 Posted by DFSVegas (373 posts) -

Mack Luster

I'd love to get some custom games going with some more exotic game types. Everybody just votes for team slayer BR, and it's starting to get a tad boring. Add me!

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#6 Posted by DFSVegas (373 posts) -

Mack Luster. I applied on Xbox one

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#7 Posted by DFSVegas (373 posts) -

I'm down to create one if there's enough interest. I'm really digging this game a lot. I'd definitely like to start singling into the clan stuff.

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#8 Edited by DFSVegas (373 posts) -

Awesome, I'll add you guy's in a moment. This is my first time with the full game. I played as much of the demo as I could a few years ago. Played a lot with the monk and had a ton of fun, so I'm rolling with a monk now. Level 38 already, with in the first day, lol

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#9 Posted by DFSVegas (373 posts) -

Hey ya'll. I didn't see a place for Xbox One Diablo 3 players to unite, so here's a thread. Bought the game at midnight on launch night, and I've been hooked ever since. Rando matches are Okay, but it'd be cool to have some GB duders to roll with.

I'm down to add anybody. If you're on Giantbomb, you're already cool with me :)

GT: Mack Luster

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#10 Posted by DFSVegas (373 posts) -

If they did this for Fresh Prince of Bel-air, I'd be all over it.