This is the worst thing Disney have done since cancelling the Split/Second sequel.
No more chest hair shaving bets Johnny V. We're going straight to waxing for this.
This is a good lesson for people to realize how much this stuff costs. Seriously I think some people think DLC just falls out of the sky.
This definitely accounts for some of the frustration you see from developers working on downloadable content for a game that's released after the game's initial launch. I'm not defending the practice of why such DLC (like, say, Asura's Wrath's ending) exists in the first place, but to say it doesn't cost a substantial amount is to definitely miss the point. There's some miscommunication on both ends.
I think in general there's just this general ignorance towards talking about budgets because developers refuse to talk about them and what goes into them. Before Lab Zero did it, the only person I ever saw do it was the exec producer of Sumo Digital, Steve Lycett, show some numbers on how much it costs to do a character in both Sonic & All-Stars Racing games. Developers and publishers really don't like to talk about it as evidenced by this article by Matt Leone from last year.
And it's an understandable fear in a way. So many people want to jump down Ninja Theory and Capcom's throat over DmC lately that showing how budget was used in that game would just lead to more catcalls of "FLOP!" nor do publishers want shareholders panicking over hearing $30 million or so going down the toilet being discussed in public. So showing it isn't exactly ideal. But at the same time, educating the audience on what goes into a videogame and why it is so expensive to make a modern one would be beneficial to the industry in educating the consumer on why things do cost a lot of money and why DLC doesn't grown on trees. There has to be a way to do it or else there's just going to be more suspicion and doubt cast on videogame costs and DLC.
So you don't think the likes of "Hey guys were gonna run through all the Zelda games on stream for Charidee!" are smug, selfish and self-congratulatory?
@SexVicar said:There's a couple of smug feel good charity streams and campaigns, for sure.
If you would, please highlight examples of 'smug feel good charity campaigns.'
I don't think it's privalege in this case. In the video game culture, there's an inherent selfishness around it and a lot of the attitude comes down to "Everything must revolve around me". General reaction to DLC has been "Why isn't it free. Why aren't you catering to me?" despite the fact that development costs and resources have gone up and it's explained many times. Developer makes videogame so that everyone has a chance to enjoy it? "Why are the developers making a game not for me? They should be making it for me". Developer makes a business decision to make some mobile games to stay profitable? "Why are you making it on mobile? They should be making it for me". Publisher or Developer announces job losses? "Who cares. They should have been making games for me and deserve to go out of business" (Just with a few more curse words and the implication of homosexual activity perpetrated by those who don't agree occasionally).
@Brodehouse: You are a white male. You are privileged. You might be fucking blind to that privilege, but that's because you've lived your entire life with it. Acknowledge that you have it.
All I know from this is that nerds want some sort of video game Fox News that tells them everything is fine, nothing is wrong and icky females need to stay away from videogames.
Sooooooo, anyone interested in a kickstarter? Lots of money to be made from these chumps, y'know.
Because everyone knows Ryan Davis is a narc and a horrible person anyway and #TeamBrad was an emotion felt around the globe that touched us all in the heart. They didn't need news stories. Unlike this which is asking gamers to remove their head from their ass and encountering a lot of resistance from people who prefer their heads firmly stuck in their own echo chamber of their anus because icky females can't talk to them there.
@SexVicar: What an important news story that needed immediate attention, this largely irrelevant Twitter 'movement.' I want to know where the news story was for #TeamBrad and #FuckRyanDavis.
Sonic and All-Stars Transformed is also on all 3 consoles at the minute so it could go multi-set up as well. Could do half and half with that and PS All-Stars.
It can be a Smash Mouth week, y'all (Patrick eat the eggs)
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