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You say that, but then there’s the pretty dismal sales of the Wii U. People won’t buy something just because it’s on the market. And the Wii U so far sounds way more appealing than X1.
JoyStiq confirmed no XBLA functionality for X1. And I understand it’s technically not doable due to the tech infrastructure. But that’s not a good thing; building a console so built on being your all-in-one player and then forcing me to hook up my 360 to play Rock Band Blitz is a mixed message, and building a hardware architecture allowing BC would have been wise.
Currently, X1 has no clear mission other than “emulate the iPad and the Roku” and “user hostility.” I need to see their optimism towards SOMETHING.
Yeah, exactly. Games like the aforementioned, Geometry Wars, Spelunky, and Pinball FX are awesome “boot up and play” titles that I keep my Xbox hooked up to play. They need a killer starting line-up to make that make sense.
(for the record, I’ve already used my Wii U to play several hours of Animal Crossing: City Folk)
Does that include XBLA titles?!?
So is Impossible Road tilt control? It looked like it was, but I couldn’t tell from the video.
Whoa, WHAT?!? Dudes, this is CRAZY.
“Enough’s enough, for crying out loud” is probably the absolute greatest thing Peter Molyneux has ever said and ever will say.
WOULDN’T GET THE JOKE
WOULDN’T GET THE JOKE
GET IN THESE COMMENTS AND MAKE THE R. KELLY JOKE
The Sorceress is not large-bodied, she just has breasts at least double the size of her head. She’s still pretty slender. Granted, I have a couple friends who actually have figures that are almost at that point (Kamitani has chosen to give his women impossibly small heads in comparison to the size of their bodies) so I don’t see it as monstrous, I just see it as exploitative.
Thomas Was Alone, Don’t Starve, Starseed Pilgrim. These are great indie games with gorgeous, non-perverted that will total to less than the cost of Dragon’s Crown and are great alternatives to Dragon’s Crown. Monaco and Guacamelee, although I haven’t played them, would be great alternatives as well.
Not that I’m saying “nobody should buy Dragon’s Crown” or “this JRPG is the same as these disparate indie games of like four or five totally different genres,” but just a reminder that there are definitely other games out right now that are totally awesome and deserve your attention.
It is hilarious how little 90% of this information affects me. I’ve never maxed out on XBLA friends, had my Xbox offline for long periods of time, achievements only matter to me in very specific games, and so on. The only thing that kind of interests me is the video capture stuff, but neither system is likely to have lengthy game capture that can be easily exported to PC and thrown into Premiere/Final Cut/even iMovie, so its use will still be pretty limited for me.
You’re ignoring the part where he worked on the game for three+ years (a build was presented in December ’05 for the IGF Awards) and also still had to hire an extensive QA team, an artist, the money he had to spend to license music, etc. There are far more people on the development team than Blow. Also, if he had to patch Braid more than once, based on recently outed info from Double Fine and Polytron, that would cost $40,000, no small amount.
Basically, your math is waaaay oversimplifying things, and you’re making a lot of presumptions about how much MS gets of each sale. That’s presuming there is even a proper royalties plan in place rather than “we’re going to purchase the rights to sell this game and give you a lump sum,” though the royalties plan sounds far more likely. All the same, your guess, while not necessarily unreasonable, is uneducated.
I seriously want to know how this affects load times for Lego City Undercover, whose minute-long load times sound completely absurd. Obviously, it could have no effect, or it could reduce load times drastically. That’s why I want to know.
And I need to sit down with my 360 and actually count some of this stuff out; it’s comically slow at this point.
Those…are actually a load of really good deals! If I had more than Dead Space 3 on my Origin platform, I might consider taking advantage of this stuff! (really no personal interest in BF3)
(It’s also promising that Assassin’s Creed III and Tomb Raider are running such deals already, as it gives me hope it’ll happen again at the Steam summer sale.)