I'm only a minute in and this is probably the greatest thing I have ever seen.
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I completed it but I think you used a lot of potentially ambiguous terms which might skew your results. Asking people to list games that blatantly copy assests from other games may have vastly different meanings to different people. Some might list games that use the Batman game fighting system or MMOs that copy WoW's formula. I'd interpret it as games that directly lift art or music from others, something that doesn't happen really with larger budget games.
I think it would have also been useful to provide a 5 or 10 point Likert scale for some questions rather than only 3 or 2 choices. When asked about if current games are more or less difficult, I felt none of the answers reflected my own.
Anyway, good luck with it. These are only my thoughts.
Not sure if you found your answer but all the entries in that eBay link were full, preassembled and ready to go PCs. They should come with Windows preinstalled. They just show a picture of the case because that is nicer to look at than the other components.
Like almost everything, it has its ups and downs. Sometimes it's 2 hours of greatness, sometimes it's less. I don't know if playing "fun" games would be any more entertaining. That's the reason TNT got kinda stale. It seemed that every week was just the latest shooter, which is fun for only about 30 minutes. Besides, I think the premise of the show is one where they can just kick back and relax.
Jeff is also pretty good at knowing when something is getting stale. So I imagine that he has a few ideas kicking around that he is just waiting to properly implement.
Watching them play Gang Beasts on the most recent UPF was really great. If you haven't watched that, go and do so now.
It used to cost us $70 for a game in the west so this doesn't really bother me. I don't think it helps when our dollar goes in the shitter either.
If history is any sort of indicator, never bet against Nintendo. That is one dog that has a hell of a lot of fight. They have the technology, they can rebuild it.
In total honesty, I think they need to come to terms with the online aspect of their consoles and make it an easy transition/integration (like Sony) between the 3DS and WiiU stuff. They release great games but they need to figure out the system side of things and maybe perhaps possibly release a new IP or something. I'd love a new Nintendo RPG or something like that.
Stuff costs money. Generally unless you are in an industry you cannot truly understand the costs of developing/doing whatever that industry does. I believe that the Broken Age kickstarter is supposed to cover both acts. I'd say running any sort of company that has more than 5 employees (some of which have university or equivalent degrees) can cost a few million over a couple of years.
Also, as others have said, a combat scenario is much easier/less time consuming to create than a fleshed out event in an adventure game. Creating highly produced games takes a lot of time and money. Even if it's a terrible game that you hate, it still takes a lot of time to create it and the people that helped in that deserve to be paid. However, it's up to the consumer to decide if that company creates a second game.