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#1 finaldasa  Moderator

With the dawn of modern mobile gaming, we've seen the rise of mobile gaming trends and design creep its way into other games.

Microtransactions, free-to-play models, and ongoing service games have changed how games progress and feel. Where we used to just play a set amount and continue on until our heart's content, now games can come in a variety of forms and alter access and design based on the economic model.

So how might a subscription service change that design? Games will be free to download and play, but will they change the design to keep players for longer? Will games become shorter to encourage consumers to download/play more games?

Without knowing exactly which metric devs are compensated by (game time, game downloads, etc) this isn't an exact science. But I'm very curious what ya'll think will, or won't change with this new way to access games.

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@pearsonpark: I can confirm I am repressing my memories of Phanto.

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Gonna lock this one up. I appreciate wanting to bring varied opinions to the forums but slapping a borderline conspiracy theory video ain't it.

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A part of me suspects that Sony still has something up their sleeve. They resigned the controller, the box, and I have to imagine that wouldn't stop at the OS. Sony tends to update slowly but with major jumps forwards whereas Xbox typically does small adjustments here and there.

And that's what feels different about these two consoles now. Xbox pushing services is just another small step on a path they started along years ago. Meanwhile, Sony is leaping forward into what's eels like the usual future of consoles, a bigger beefier machine.

This past gen I was all in on both but now I'm firmly in a holding pattern. The slow trickle of info hasn't excited me much so unless something big is announced by either it'll be wait and see for me.

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Sort of. I'm curious to see how it shakes out and what the new systems will look and feel like.

Is the PS5 just a continuation of the cross-media bar experience or are they redesigning more? The Xbox One was originally designed with all of that TV pass through and Kinect, how will the new one feel without all that stuff weighing it down?

And what the hell does Nintendo do in a few years when games aren't being made with current console specs in mind?

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#6 finaldasa  Moderator

Heyo, I appreciate those of you keeping the discussion clear of petty insults of other fun comments, but just an FYI if the thread does devolve into stuff that breaks our community rules we will lock it down. Please be civil.

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#7 finaldasa  Moderator

@shindig: Yoshi converts his food into eggs and Joey converts his food into poop. I feel like digestive systems shouldn't disqualify a dinosaur.

Kirby deserves to win everything.

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#8  Edited By finaldasa  Moderator

There's little doubt to professional eater Joey Chestnut's prowess when it comes to devouring meals in record times. Just this year Joey reached a new world record by consuming 75 hotdogs, with buns, in ten minutes. That's seven and a half dogs per minute!

However, Joey isn't alone in this world of eating. In walks a new competitor, everyone's favorite video game horse: Yoshi.

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Yoshi eats and eats and just doesn't stop. Even when holding a shell in his mouth Yoshi will give into his dinosaur desires and devour.

So if Yoshi sat next to the mythical Joey Chestnut, who would win? Who would eat more? Is Joey's speed enough to beat out Yoshi's seemingly bottomless stomach?

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#9 finaldasa  Moderator

Scores are meaningless and arbitrary.

For me, Witcher 3 is great and perfect but is that a true reflection of my time with the game or rose-colored glasses or something different. Would it still be good on a 2nd run through? Should I ignore those several attempts when I first tried the game and couldn't get into it? Those are answers only I can decide. And time could easily change them.

I think games shouldn't be viewed as worthy of certain scores or not. They're pieces of art and nobody is out there debating if Adoration of the Magi is better than American Gothic. We can compare and contrast, especially works of similar genre or style, but let games just speak for themselves and not play into scores.

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#10 finaldasa  Moderator

Gonna go ahead and lock this one up before this devolves further into random side discussions.

The original post was answered, the QL was removed because of some audio issues. Videos have been removed before due to odd little issues, it happens, oh well.

If you'd like to give yourself a fun project try and record a game, yourself, and someone over Discord all separately and so you both can hear the game audio. It ain't easy.