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#1 Posted by Raven10 (2065 posts) -

@xeirus: It honestly isn't that crazy in my mind. SOE was originally an entire different branch of Sony from SCE and even when they were both put under the same umbrella, SOE remained a mostly separate entity. And while SCE is among Sony's most profitable divisions, the SOE part of it likely isn't nearly as profitable considering the company hasn't had a major hit in years. Add to that the fact that the MMO as a genre has not had a major hit in several years and you can see why Sony would want to get rid of that studio. If they want to make a MOBA or a DayZ style survival game they can do so under the SCE name. That is where the money is these days in the PC realm, not in classic MMORPG's, which was SOE's bread and butter.

#2 Edited by Raven10 (2065 posts) -

@xeirus: I would have to assume so. Why would any company buy SOE but not the rights to their most successful IP? And since the head of the studio has said they are going to bring their games to Xbox going forward I can't imagine Sony remains involved in any way.

#3 Posted by Raven10 (2065 posts) -

@xeirus: If this worked like a normal studio acquisition then Sony likely sold some or all of SOE's IP along with the company, at the very least including all the games they are currently working on. And I would imagine that Sony is no longer involved in publishing the games meaning they won't be paying the developer. Being an MMO maker Daybreak doesn't need a publisher. They just put the games onto their online platform which they have already developed or on PSN/XBL, neither of which require developers to have an official publisher anymore. So I would assume this is a complete break. Retaining publishing rights to the games they are working on would be really crazy. Then they'll be funding the game but not reaping all of the profits.

#4 Posted by Raven10 (2065 posts) -

I think there is a lot of good advice here, but the best of it is that just because you majored in something doesn't mean you have to stick with it. It sucks that you turned out not to like what you majored in, but that happens. Instead of feeling bad for wasting money, try to get some experience in fields that do interest you. Maybe you'll just be the dude who gets the rich executive his coffee, maybe you'll even have to do it for free, but don't get more schooling until you know for sure you will need it for the job you actually want to do.

And I'll second the guy who said that there is no shame with moving back in with your parents or rooming with anyone who will take you in. Pride isn't going to pay back your student loans. It isn't going to pay your rent or put food on the table. Take whatever help is offered with humility and the intention to return the favor should that person ever need it when you are in a better position.

#5 Posted by Raven10 (2065 posts) -

@nictel: Ah the march to and battle of Helm's Deep. The only added part of the movies I actually enjoyed. Humorous to mention that quote in this thread, though, considering Peter Jackson had to literally make up a female character from scratch for the Hobbit films because there isn't a single female character in the entire book and the three female characters in Lord of the Rings each have like a paragraph dedicated to them.

#6 Posted by Raven10 (2065 posts) -

If you are a fan of Nintendo's games get a Wii U. If you aren't then get a PS3. Third parties have pretty much given up on Wii U. So you'll mostly be getting sequels to all of Nintendo's popular games. If more Mario, Donkey Kong, Zelda, Star Fox, Kirby, and even more Mario doesn't excite you then you are wasting your money unless you REALLY want Bayonetta and its sequel. If those games are some of your favorites then I'm sure there will be plenty more excellent entries in those franchises in the years to come.

Meanwhile the PS3 is on its last legs but there are several dozen games that are either exclusive to the system or console exclusive that are absolutely worth playing. And since you mentioned a handful of action RPG's in your list of games to play, I would say the PS3 is a better bet on that front since your only Nintendo option is likely going to be the Xenoblade Chronicles franchise, which is excellent from what I hear(haven't played it myself) but that's one game every several years, whereas there are simply tons of options on the PS3 beyond what you already mentioned.

#7 Edited by Raven10 (2065 posts) -

@aperfektspiral: Disney Corp did not create Mickey Mouse. Ub Iwerks and Walt Disney created Mickey Mouse. Both of those individuals have been dead for nearly half a century. There are those in this country that like to refer to corporations as people. Those people are rich businessmen far more interested in their own personal gain than the good of the average person. A corporation cannot create anything. A person creates things. What right should a corporation have to retain a copyright on something made by someone who has been dead for decades? That person is dead. Their children are dead. And in this specific case, the last remaining member of Disney's family with a major stake in the company died a couple years ago. No one associated with the man in any way is benefiting from the current copyright law. And Ub's family never had any ownership of the company in the first place. If the actual creator is alive and benefiting from something he created then fine. Or even if his children are benefiting from it. But barely any of these games are still under the ownership of their original creators, or even the original founders of the companies they were employed at. No one who works at EA now worked there 30 years ago. No one with a large stake in the company today helped found the company in the 80's. The same is true of almost all major companies. The only exception is Ubisoft which remains owned by the brothers who founded the company.

#8 Posted by Raven10 (2065 posts) -

@korwin said:

@raven10 said:

@ripelivejam said:

@kubqo: blast your quads

Anyway i don't think this is that much different compared to dying light which quite a few raged over. To play this game (at least decently or at ps4 level fidelity) it still appears you need upper echelon hardware. Seems like barring some cool indie games and pc only titles quad core, 8gb RAM, and 2-4gb vram or more (!) Is required for entry. Feels like im already floundering just having upgraded my system a few months ago.

Upper echelon? You could build a PC that meets the recommended specs for around $750. Hell, my 5+ year old PC meets the minimum requirements. As far as quad core and 8 GB of RAM being required, the consoles have 8 cores and 8 GB of RAM. They use around 2 GB of that for the OS, which is far less than many people's PCs. Anyone who thought that they were going to get away with anything less than the specs you listed this generation doesn't know what they are doing. I would expect by this time next year that specs will be even higher. An 8800, which was the baseline GPU for much of the last generation wasn't even released until a year after the Xbox 360 shipped. Going by that, I expect the 980 is going to probably be your point of entry in a couple of years.

TIL a sub $200 GPU from 2 and a half years ago is upper echelon hardware :P

I can't even imagine what a $3000 Titan Z is if a 660 is upper echelon.

#9 Posted by Raven10 (2065 posts) -

@kubqo: blast your quads

Anyway i don't think this is that much different compared to dying light which quite a few raged over. To play this game (at least decently or at ps4 level fidelity) it still appears you need upper echelon hardware. Seems like barring some cool indie games and pc only titles quad core, 8gb RAM, and 2-4gb vram or more (!) Is required for entry. Feels like im already floundering just having upgraded my system a few months ago.

Upper echelon? You could build a PC that meets the recommended specs for around $750. Hell, my 5+ year old PC meets the minimum requirements. As far as quad core and 8 GB of RAM being required, the consoles have 8 cores and 8 GB of RAM. They use around 2 GB of that for the OS, which is far less than many people's PCs. Anyone who thought that they were going to get away with anything less than the specs you listed this generation doesn't know what they are doing. I would expect by this time next year that specs will be even higher. An 8800, which was the baseline GPU for much of the last generation wasn't even released until a year after the Xbox 360 shipped. Going by that, I expect the 980 is going to probably be your point of entry in a couple of years.

#10 Posted by Raven10 (2065 posts) -

@jesus_phish: That has been the case but this past year may have changed that. One of the biggest flops of last year was The Expendables 3, and a large portion of that was attributed to the switch from an R to a PG-13 rating. Meanwhile, Lucy was probably the second biggest surprise hit of the year after Guardians of the Galaxy and that was rated R. Another surprise hit was Gone Girl which again was rated R. Overall, last year was the worst for the domestic box office in half a decade and a number of popular PG-13 series saw their revenue plummet. So I actually wouldn't be surprised at all if this was an R rated film that attempts to go after the same crowd as Lucy. While you might miss out on the young teen fans, I think the majority of the fanbase is at least 17 and PG-13 sci-fi films have been crashing and burning left and right for the past couple of years. So I would bet on an R rated release.