EXTomar's forum posts

#1 Posted by EXTomar (5021 posts) -

Doesn't Valve make about 30% from the sales of other people's games through Steam (or thereabouts?)

I dont necessarily think it's 'greedy' of EA to want to try and circumvent that payment through their own platform, even if said platform is a bag of crap, that I don't want.

That said, EA don't generally make games that I'm interesting in buying, so it isn't much of an issue for me.

But the trick with Origin is that EA takes 100% of the sale for EA games. Given how many "other games" on Origin I would call it "greedy" but the reason is clearly money.

Blizzard also has a platform where they sell Blizzard games but they don't pretend to be anything but a store front for Blizzard games. Maybe this is what EA needs to do instead of trying market it like they aren't.

#2 Edited by EXTomar (5021 posts) -

I don't know if it is a problem with EA's customer service but that Origin itself where I do not doubt Steam has worse CS but Origin has a number of issues that Steam seem to never have.

#3 Posted by EXTomar (5021 posts) -

The reason why "the suits" think moving to general mobile is a great idea isn't that they don't think Nintendo don't have a successful market selling portable gaming systems and games but that their portable market is **tiny** compared the general mobile market let alone the general mobile gaming market.

I look at the situation the reverse of what many who are "anti-freak out" where I wonder what is so special about protecting Nintendo's Gambeboy/DS platforms. It is nice to have but I'm not sure that is enough justification ignoring a giant and growing market.

#4 Edited by EXTomar (5021 posts) -

Would you also ask "Why bother with games like Magic: The Gathering with its complicated meta-game when people could play WAR?" Because the interactions are fun.

#5 Posted by EXTomar (5021 posts) -

This is nice but one too many times Microsoft has gone "This time we are serious about supporting PC gamers!" and it came to nothing. I'll believe it when it gets released and there are better games than Minesweeper.

#6 Edited by EXTomar (5021 posts) -

@artisanbreads said:

@extomar said:

@artisanbreads said:

@extomar: What does "pay" mean? He is paying by his games coming out and failing to live up to expectations. This level of righteousness some people have towards him I fail to understand. He actually doesn't have a pay at all. Just don't buy his game.

Some righteous, vengeful, petty gamers out there. If they all hate Molyneux and think that he doesn't have talent, why do they care so much about him? If he's bad at making games, why give him money BEFORE he has even made any of a game? And then be surprised? I don't get it.

Pay in reputation. Pay in status. Pay in whatever. If nothing else, one can not run a contest promising prizes then just drop it and expect people to not squawk about it especially the prize winners. Molyneux owns them something and I support them collecting something even if it is little as a t-shirt that say "Molyneux breaks promises" they make themselves.

Dude what are you talking about? The guy is getting attacked by journalists and people have been questioning him for years. That's your "payment". Your vengeance is petty and sad. I hope you really don't walk around demanding "payment" from people for what you think they did.

*shrug* You asked the silly question and I am only providing an answer. And you must misread something if you think that answer is "vengeance" of anything. Why are you on a high horse defending Molyneux?

Molyneux made grandiose promises and failed in multiple ways. I'm for people making fun of the situation. If you think that is cruel or vengeance then you live in a very dreary world because I think people wandering around E3 with "Molyneux breaks promises" t-shirts would make me smile.

#7 Edited by EXTomar (5021 posts) -

@artisanbreads said:

@extomar: What does "pay" mean? He is paying by his games coming out and failing to live up to expectations. This level of righteousness some people have towards him I fail to understand. He actually doesn't have a pay at all. Just don't buy his game.

Some righteous, vengeful, petty gamers out there. If they all hate Molyneux and think that he doesn't have talent, why do they care so much about him? If he's bad at making games, why give him money BEFORE he has even made any of a game? And then be surprised? I don't get it.

Pay in reputation. Pay in status. Pay in whatever. If nothing else, one can not run a contest promising prizes then just drop it and expect people to not squawk about it especially the prize winners. Molyneux owns them something and I support them collecting something even if it is little as a t-shirt that say "Molyneux breaks promises" they make themselves.

#8 Posted by EXTomar (5021 posts) -

To be clear, I do not think Molyneux is bad or a con-man but at some stage one has to "pay" for making statements and promises and then failing to do. I love what he tries and dream up but he has little, weak, or no design skills and that is a problem if anyone thinks about producing a game with him.

#9 Edited by EXTomar (5021 posts) -

@dudeglove said:

Why on earth are some of you people outraged? Have you been that gullible and spoonfed your whole lives that you expect every "promise" someone makes you to be fulfilled? Unless Molyneux has literally pissed in your cornflakes (or didn't, depending on the kickstarter backer level), it's clear he and a bunch of other people have made a series of bad decisions. It happens.

Hell, at least Molyneux tries and occasionally fails spectacularly.

I don't think anyone really cares about the game or whatever but they do take note that he has made mistakes but seems to be dismissive and deflective. That means at best he is not humble and fails to recognize his limitations or at worst a pretentious and perpetual liar that finds blame in other sources but fails to find it in himself. That combination is easy fodder for the interwebs.

#10 Posted by EXTomar (5021 posts) -

...this thread should be locked. As much as I dislike "I like cake" threads, I really think "I hate cake" threads as worthless.