sergeantz's forum posts

#1 Posted by sergeantz (140 posts) -

http://www.twitch.tv/giantbomb/b/529831786 Even though it doesn't have the normal guys, this 12-hour operation supply drop stream should be saved.

#2 Posted by sergeantz (140 posts) -

Some of these sales have allowed me to take a chance on a game I otherwise might not have played. I bought Just Cause 2 and Jamestown for 5 bucks each and played both extensively. I also bought Sanctum for the same price and decided I was done after two levels. I was happy having purchased all three games, even though I didn't like one of them.

For me, price drops affect how likely I am to take a chance on a game that I'm interested in, but not quite sold on. I currently have 30 games on my wishlist, so I can keep an eye on them. I still buy games at the 60 dollar price point, but I have to be sure that I'll really like the game to invest that much in it.

I'm still mulling around a few of the points he made. My gut says that while some of the people who buy a game on impulse won't play it, all of the people who don't buy the game won't play it. I also think that there's a flaw in never lowering the price of the game. All items depreciate in value, even digital ones. Movies, music, shows, and the like all eventually become at least a little cheaper down the line because the distributors realize that the original price is no longer one that the market will bear. I also have trouble with the idea that the industry is being hurt by the sales. I understand the desire for your game to be played and enjoyed, but I also see the desire to have your work financially compensated. Video games are art, like movies, but also like movies, they are a business, with a goal of making money. Also, I understand that the game on his site had higher baseline sales than the one on Steam, but which one generated more total revenue? Maybe I missed it when I read the article.

I think that there are flaws in his reasoning, but only time will tell.

#3 Posted by sergeantz (140 posts) -

I slept terribly last night, and every time I woke up, "Power" would be stuck in my head. I've been kind of messed up for the past day. There have been people who've died that I was personally acquainted with that didn't have this much of an effect on me.

#4 Posted by sergeantz (140 posts) -

Dude, what? DUDE, WHAT?

#5 Posted by sergeantz (140 posts) -

Amazing. I now have a new podcast to subscribe to.

#6 Posted by sergeantz (140 posts) -

I just noticed the CBS watermark on all of the videos. Something about that makes them even funnier.

#7 Posted by sergeantz (140 posts) -

Spec ops, FTL, and Nightmare in Northpoint.

#8 Posted by sergeantz (140 posts) -

I do not miss books. The kindle is easier to take from place to place, and I can take a break here and there to read a couple of pages pretty much any time I want.

#9 Posted by sergeantz (140 posts) -

I've been laptop gaming for a few years now. The original system you posted is definitely viable, and will be at least until the new consoles come out. It's much better than mine, and I can still run all the games currently coming out on high settings.

#10 Posted by sergeantz (140 posts) -

@Tennmuerti said:

@sergeantz said:

Yep, both of these games are sitting on my hard drive right now.

And yet we can't play them yet :(

This sums it up better than I ever could: http://penny-arcade.com/comic/2012/05/09 I did have shit to do this weekend, so it was probably for the best in my case.