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#1 Edited by rangers517 (171 posts) -

I have no idea what they were doing with that extra time they had. It doesn't even look much better or play that much differently(from trying the demo). I was looking forward to finally playing EASHL on my ps4 but then EA happened. Of course they were able to get HUT in there to get that micro-transaction money but couldn't get all these other modes in. Definitely skipping this year.

#2 Posted by rangers517 (171 posts) -

@rangers517 said:

Like most people have said/always say, less political crap. I want to learn about what the games are and their mechanics and if the story was good/ interesting,etc. Not all the terrible articles/tumblr blogs doing armchair storytelling with stuff like, "I think this character should've been a woman and this character should've been black, me me me me."

The market dictates that kind of stuff. You really think these big companies are purposely trying to lose money? No, they look at all the data and that's why there aren't more female protagonists and whatever else some people want. Nintendo released their Wii U eshop demographic data recently and it was 93% male, and that's on a freakin Nintendo platform. It's just really strange how this stuff has become the first question these "journalists" ask about a new game when most of the people that play games don't care about it at all.

This sounds an awful lot like a self fulfilling prophecy doesn't it?

Games cater to white males and patronise/magnetise other demographics and white males eat it up while the other demos feel excluded, this is also what happens in the movies.

If you believe that 93% male market would react in a way which would cause a company like Nintendo to loose money to a black character or a woman should that not be addressed?

Don't you think that if the in-balance was addressed that would make more money for a company like Nintendo or are that 93% so against having non white non male characters?

Nintendo does have a ton of diversity in their stuff and that's why I was saying it's crazy even their platform has such a huge split. It just seems like the majority of that demographic(women) have no interest in video games unless they're a motion based thing or a mobile game.

Which is why it's so weird that this topic is what all these games journalists want to talk about. Since most of the actual audience for video game coverage doesn't care about that stuff at all that's probably why so many people feel games journalism has become a joke. It's just lecturing people for things they have no control over and also things they don't really care about.

#3 Posted by rangers517 (171 posts) -

Like most people have said/always say, less political crap. I want to learn about what the games are and their mechanics and if the story was good/ interesting,etc. Not all the terrible articles/tumblr blogs doing armchair storytelling with stuff like, "I think this character should've been a woman and this character should've been black, me me me me."

The market dictates that kind of stuff. You really think these big companies are purposely trying to lose money? No, they look at all the data and that's why there aren't more female protagonists and whatever else some people want. Nintendo released their Wii U eshop demographic data recently and it was 93% male, and that's on a freakin Nintendo platform. It's just really strange how this stuff has become the first question these "journalists" ask about a new game when most of the people that play games don't care about it at all.

#4 Edited by rangers517 (171 posts) -

Patrick stuff, dota, F1

#5 Posted by rangers517 (171 posts) -

I don't see what's wrong with "gamer." I mean, the word sounds kind of stupid but it makes sense that people use the label. To be a gamer you have to buy an expensive console or pc and buy expensive games. Games are also pretty long so you have to spend a lot of time playing them. You have to go out of your way to spend a lot of time and money.

The other forms of entertainment aren't really the same. Everyone grows up watching tv and movies.

#6 Posted by rangers517 (171 posts) -

@mb said:

@rangers517 said:

I wonder if releasing a last gen version too is another consequence of this exclusivity deal, because of the XB1's tiny install base. Otherwise, why bother? Last gen sales have died and the next gen versions of new games(especially on ps4) have been outselling the last gen versions in NPD's every month.

It makes sense to make the game available to as many people as possible, though. There are still far more Xbox 360's and PS3's out there than Xbox One's or PS4's, and this will continue to be true for a long time to come. If there was a good chance that the last-gen versions wouldn't make any money, then Square Enix wouldn't be making it.

If development cost of a port is less than the projected revenue from the port's sales, then it makes sense to do it. This will probably continue for quite some time, look how long multiplatform games were still released for the Xbox and PS2 during the beginning of the last console generation.

Most of the people in those huge install bases aren't actively buying new games though. Going by NPD's and also some of Ubisoft's financial reports, which showed that 75% of Watch Dogs sales were on next gen, It just doesn't seem worth it to keep making these last gen ports. And these low numbers for last gen are for games from within 6 months of launch of the new consoles. It's gonna be even lower by the time this next Tomb Raider comes out in late 2015. Doesn't seem like a smart move.

#7 Posted by rangers517 (171 posts) -

I wonder if releasing a last gen version too is another consequence of this exclusivity deal, because of the XB1's tiny install base. Otherwise, why bother? Last gen sales have died and the next gen versions of new games(especially on ps4) have been outselling the last gen versions in NPD's every month.

So much surrounding this game seems like a bummer.

#8 Posted by rangers517 (171 posts) -

This will be my first time. Getting it on ps4.

#9 Posted by rangers517 (171 posts) -

There was also Hellblade and The Tomorrow Children off the top of my head. And Bloodborne looks incredible. Pretty good showing.

#10 Edited by rangers517 (171 posts) -

@spaceinsomniac: Nice charts. The ps4 has so many more games coming out on a monthly basis it's crazy.