Software Developer by day and gamer by night!
This isn’t surprised with all that has been going on with Dust 514 and what I can only imagine is the World of Darkness development.
I’m hoping CCP can pull through. I have always held them in high regard as a good developer. It’s sad, but hopefully with the cancellation of World of Darkness it will bring the balancesheets more in line with where they should be.
Bad FPS? From everything I have read about play throughs with the most recent build at this reveal event it runs at 30 FPS only dropping a bit in certain areas.
It wasn’t mentioned in this article but on another site I read that the devs had to make some concessions because even as powerful as the Vita is, it still isn’t quite the same as a PS3. One of the concessions they made is areas which had a lot of enemies had to be scaled back. the example they used was one area that has 12 enemies on the PS3 version has only 10 on the Vita screen.
I saw a few complaints on other articles about this bundle that people aren’t going to pay $199 for the same thing. I think the part that escapes those individuals is that this is a new bundle an includes a game. More than likely you will be able to buy it stand alone for less than $199, my guess is about $160.
Totally agree, Star Wars will be coming sooner or later
I feel like this has always been a matter of when, not if
More than likely the reason for this is low player counts and the cost of maintaining the servers was “too high”. What I don’t quite understand is that with cloud servers and virtualization this day and age, these sort of events should be a thing of the past. I know nothing about the process, but I imagine when a game has MP servers someone has to pay for each individual server to be online. If this is the case then server elasticity should come into play. What I mean is that say game X comes out and requires 50 servers to be online to handle the load, that’s what Sony pays for on a monthly basis. Game X isn’t always going to require 50 servers. 6 months down the road when the requirement is half of what it was, you deallocate those 25 servers for game X and allocate them to game Y. Eventually you might never need a server, or get really close. For that there should be a pool of floaters that can be used. If game Y ever needs more servers it can pull from the pool and be fine. Same applies for old game, just don’t use them unless people are accessing multiplayer. If the systems starts to see activity then spin up a server and it’s ready to roll for whoever wants to play. Then a company never needs to take down a games multiplayer component.
That all made sense in my head, so I apologize if it doesn’t make sense =) Again, I don’t know anything about MP servers for console games so I have no idea how they work or if it could even work in the way I mentioned above.
Here is an article on Gamasutra about this very subject: http://www.gamasutra.com/view/feature/191966/playstation_plus_good_for_.php
Looks like devs make out, but it isn’t necessarily for the financial benefit that games are added to PS Plus.
The way I see it most of the games are older games. This gives devs a boost of new players who might not have played their games previously. It also gives them new fans of theirs so they are more likely to buy their game or DLC.
Loving my decision for PSPlus! I almost pulled the trigger on PixelJunk Monsters a few weeks back, glad I decided against it.
Such an amazing deal! Like others have said, I hope the developers win out with these deals.
I don’t know about it getting delayed to 2015. From what we have seen it demos it seems like the game is pretty far along. It wouldn’t surprise me if it really came out in 2014. We shall see though =) I guess E3 will be a pretty good gauge, whether it’s shown off and an actual release date revealed.
Hasbro has the right to protect their IP. Just like any other IP holder could send countless C&D letters to those who right fan fictions with their characters. I totally agree with that. If they let one slide then it becomes a slippery slope when others start using their IP.
That being said, while I don’t know the work, it seems ridiculous that just because someone was offended by it they petitioned to have it taken down. Just like other things such as TV, you can choose not to visit it. Unless it was being thrown into their face they shouldn’t have worried about it. It’s not like it was offending their very existence.
There is a radio station in town where I’m not a huge fan of one of the DJ. Do I petition to shut it down? Nope, I choose other options and don’t listen to that station. Same can be said here, just don’t visit it.
I will have to pick this up if it comes to Vita. The multiplayer looks interesting. I will also have to go back and pickup the original PSP version when I see it go on sale. Or maybe it will be free through Plus =)