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@f1rev2: The entire point is that they don't spend working manhours playing whatever random game for content in order to spend it on forward planning instead.

I get that it sucks not having new content to watch but you're also asking them to do the exact opposite of the thing they've announced that they're doing. It's the entire reason they're giving May as a free month to all subscribers, because by design there just isn't going to be much content put out.

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I sent exactly one email and had it read so I retired on my 100% hit rate. Emails will never be the same.

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Not going too much time on this so forgive my brief unedited thoughts.

The difference between the crew discussing and speculating on the industry and us speculating what's happening with GB folk is that they have relevant industry information to supplement that discussion with (and when they don't they often just say "I have no idea about what this means"); users on here - no matter how much you might like to imagine otherwise - possess no relevant information that could inform any speculation regarding the personal lives of the GB crew or whatever's happening behind the scenes. There's an inherent difference in the value of these discussions as the latter has absolutely no value added.

Sure there's nothing wrong with asking "why?" but you should also know that you have no basis of entitlement for receiving an answer. If you get to accepting that point, then the question becomes why bother having the discussion in the first place? It's just blind people shouting into the void.

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#4  Edited By imhungry

This could be good unlike Fast & Furious 4, which is a terrible movie.

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In no particular order:

Prince of Persia (2008), Binary Domain, Pyre, Celeste, Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice, Wolfenstein 2, Return of the Obra Dinn

are the first ones to come to my mind.

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Thanks for all the hard work you've put in to providing informative fun and entertainment all this while. Having you all around as a reliable way to just relax these past 14 odd years has been extremely helpful and I will probably always remember that. I hope you find happiness and fulfilment in whatever comes next for all of you, whether it's public facing or not.

Here's to the end of an era and the start of a new one.

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@efesell said:

Throughout this whole topic I think what needs to be understood is the difference between “this isn’t worth x to me” and “this isn’t worth x” and those of the former have a completely valid perspective and I think those of the latter are more than a little unreasonable.

The fact that 80% of this thread is just talking past this point is driving me nuts.

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If we're insisting on talking about value propositions, everyone in this thread is forgetting that premium also removes all ads from the website. Out of curiousity, I looked up Google and Facebook's estimated average ad revenue per active user over the past year and came up with $36.2 and $29.25 respectively for 2019. Clearly those are advertising operations on a completely different scale than GB but it's useful to think about when you consider that GB's revenue streams are ads and subs (and merchandise but I'd guess that's comparatively much smaller) which are mutually exclusive.

People are going to have to do their own value judgements on how much this factors into their calculations but assuming you're at least minimally invested in GB continuing to exist, you're contributing to revenue either through a sub or viewing/hearing ads (or buying merch I guess) so it's fairly important to remember in the context of a value proposition conversation that the alternative to premium isn't strictly 'free'.

(Obviously adblockers exist but that's a whole separate conversation that isn't strictly relevant as it distorts the scope.)

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You weren't around when premium first started up were you?

It's a great price for what you get. At some point if someone just isn't interested in the content being put out then no price is going to be satisfying. It totally makes sense to not subscribe in that situation, but the price point is more than fine where it's at (and has stayed for the past decade).

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A few months back I finally got around to watching Digimon Adventure tri in full and thus got it in my head that I would like to play a Digimon video game because I was reminded of all those good nostalgic feelings. Steam tells me that I played Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth for about 50 hours, which is at least 40 hours too many! There is a lot of writing in that game and it is the worst that I've been subjected to in quite some time; as an added bonus, the localization is extra terrible so the writing comes off even worse!

That being said there was enough good in the Digimon raising and battling that I kept playing. I reached a point where I realised that I had absolutely zero investment in the story, which would usually be the part where I give up on a story-driven RPG, but I had heard rumblings that the plot got more focused in the second half of the game. With that carrot dangled in front of me, combined with my pot commitment of ~15 hours and the dumb part of my brain pushing me to keep going till I got the good Digimon, I never stood a chance. So I did what any reasonable person would do - flipped on Cheat Engine and went to town.

To cut the rest of the story short, it was completely not worth it. The story was genuinely worthless and the completionist in me got tempted into beating all the optional super-bosses at the end of the game since I figured I already had access to great Digimon thanks to my nefarious memory-scanning activities. That part ended up being pretty fun since I've always enjoyed working out strategies for 'unfair' fights but on balance I think I still came out with net negative enjoyment.

There's even a whole other game in the Complete Edition that I thankfully convinced myself to not even start. I have heard some chatter about how it's the better written story though...