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#1 Posted by CupOfDoom (93 posts) -

Tech doesn't sell consoles. Software does and, there is an almost 0% chance that this thing will have a compelling software lineup.

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#2 Posted by CupOfDoom (93 posts) -

Obsidian are finally making another New Vegas style game and, I'm super excited. They also couldn't have picked a better time to announce considering that Fallout name is being dragged through the mud.

Obsidian games don't necessarily have the best track record for sales but, this game has the potential to be massive if they can draw in all the people who just got burned on 76.

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#3 Edited by CupOfDoom (93 posts) -

What will their "make good" be for the people who paid $200 for a version of the game that didn't come with everything advertised and, caused them to have sensitive personal information leaked to the internet? Because, it is going to have to be substantial if they want to ward off the inevitable lawsuit from this.

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#4 Posted by CupOfDoom (93 posts) -

I wasn't allowed to have a console as a kid - only a gameboy with a few mario games - but that didn't stop me from using the internet to play tons of video games. It wasn't the worst thing and, I did eventually get consoles when I was a teen.

Your nephew will be fine without games and, will find other stuff to entertain himself with. And who knows, maybe his parents will have a change of heart when he gets older.

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#5 Posted by CupOfDoom (93 posts) -

What a shame. I'm only half way through s3 but, the Netflix Daredevil show has been my favorite superhero thing.

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#6 Posted by CupOfDoom (93 posts) -

I wonder if this means that Ghosts of Tsushima is a 2020 games.

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#7 Posted by CupOfDoom (93 posts) -

@tennmuerti: Its hard to disagree with your cynicism. Especially when you consider that Tyranny sold so poorly that Paradox doesn't want to fund any more crpgs. And Pillars 2 sold worse than that.

I seriously doubt that MS will fund more than one crpg from each studio.

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#8 Edited by CupOfDoom (93 posts) -

@thursday1977: I know people download videos, I occasionally do when I go on vacation, I'm just speculating that more than 80% of user never do.

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#9 Posted by CupOfDoom (93 posts) -

I suspect that the vast majority of people stream everything.

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#10 Posted by CupOfDoom (93 posts) -

@mellotronrules there are no labor laws about what is an acceptable work week, only laws that say over 40 hours per week is overtime, so if someone is willing to work more they will be paid more for that time than someone else who's only willing to put in 40 hours, and salaried workers are often paid more with the expectation that they may have to work some overtime.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, there were 7.1 million unfilled jobs so your point about employer leverage is largely invalid. Those jobs are unfilled because either there are not enough qualified people for the position, or the job doesn't pay enough, with either case forcing employers to pay more - not a great power dynamic for employers.

Employers have huge amounts of power as people don't just get to choose which "7.1 million jobs" they want. There are tons of constraints that prevent people from picking whatever job they please. Many of which have already been mentioned in this thread.

Also, you are making the assumption that people always have the choice to work overtime. This is rarely the case. People are often forced, either explicitly or implicitly, to work overtime and if they are salaried the compensation, if any, is minimal.