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Gamepass always felt like a last ditch effort to save a dying brand. It hurts developers by undervaluing their creations and it’ll eventually hurt the entire industry by diluting the quality pool of output. Wait until they start incorporating more AI into the game making process.

No matter to me personally as I have plenty of old games to play, and this probably won’t really be felt until a generation or two down the road. But times they are a changin’ and it ain’t for the better in this case.
 

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Wait until they start incorporating more AI into the game making process.

No matter to me personally as I have plenty of old games to play, and this probably won’t really be felt until a generation or two down the road. But times they are a changin’ and it ain’t for the better in this case.
Which is why I have less and less reason to bother supporting Microsoft. Nor any AAA company that try and does the same thing. AI can't do everything.
 
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@Absent, at 8:55, Saba quotes where Sega got their main inspiration for the Panzer Dragoon franchise. I thought about you when Saba mentioned him.

 

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Has there ever been any verified stuff on how much the devs (or wel, publishers because the devs get paid to make it, not usually after) get paid for these various streaming platforms and/or free month stuff.

As mentioned in the Callisto Protocol thread, it of course completely knifes the future sales value once they get handed out for (effectively) free (particularly for single player games). Probably works out better for multiplayer/live service games (such as Rocket League, before it eventually just went free to play anyway) since it just pushes them into the model they're working off anyways.

Its kind of funny, because Microsoft buys Bethesda, makes Starfield Xbox game platform exclusive. But then basically gave however many millions of copies out at like 80% off essentially? I'm surprised whatever passes for thier shareholder board isn't screaming violent murder at them.
 
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I'm surprised whatever passes for thier shareholder board isn't screaming violent murder at them.
Because the shareholders are already stupidly blinded by greed by being so rich throwing money at whatever works with minimum effort. "It's too hard to make games! Let's buy everything and hope we get all the money in the world! Or have everyone subscribe to are shitty Game Pass service!" That's basically what Microsoft and their shareholders want is for everyone to be on Game Pass. Like I said a few years ago and predicted: GP is nothing more than a shitty service with glorified DRM (always has been) that has only gotten more expensive. Someone on the hot takes thread disagreed with me and Seraphim17's argument, yet either of us, and those who pointed the faults with GP, have only been vindicated.
 

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Everyone has their own crackpot theories on why Kamiya left Platinum, but I'm going to wait for the dust to settle until both sides explain. I'm glad he's not retiring and still wants to make the games he makes. I know Platinum has been having trouble recently, and apparently still trying to go in at "games as a service" model. If that's the reason, then I don't blame him. Get it together Platinum! You're not large enough to constantly be doing live services. That trend has been ended and only those that are super big can sustain it. And even they have trouble at times or people will lose interest because of the high monetization. I'm glad you guys became self-published, but you have to do way better than that. It's either stick to what you're good at while trying something new that's not GaaS, or be bought by Nintendo.
 
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Everyone has their own crackpot theories on why Kamiya left Platinum, but I'm going to wait for the dust to settle until both sides explain. I'm glad he's not retiring and still wants to make the games he makes. I know Platinum has been having trouble recently, and and apparently still trying to go in and games as a service model. If that's the reason why you love, then I don't blame him. Get it together Platinum! You're not large enough to constantly be doing live services. That trend has been ended and only those that are super big can sustain it. And even they have trouble at times or people will lose interest because of the high monetization. I'm glad you guys became self-published, but you have to do way better than that. It's either stick to what you're good at while trying something new that's not GaaS, or be bought by Nintendo.
If the two have polarizing reasons, I’m more inclined to lean in his favor but the truth is usually somewhere in the middle.
 
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Here's some side by side pictures of IRL places and Assassin's Creed game screen shots of same, from Italy (AC2) and Egypt (Origins):

Go to cairo to see Pyramid because you're a fan of Assasin creed, get stab, die happy because it recreate the game.
 

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Go to cairo to see Pyramid because you're a fan of Assasin creed, get stab, die happy because it recreate the game.
*laughs cries*
Visiting the Giza and Luxor are high on my bucket list but every description and report of the experience of visiting Egypt seems like a nightmare. So I dunno...
 

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*laughs cries*
Visiting the Giza and Luxor are high on my bucket list but every description and report of the experience of visiting Egypt seems like a nightmare. So I dunno...
A buddy of mine was there early this year and can attest to that. He said there’s no shortage of people trying to scam tourists, hooligans cat-calling every female that walks by, etc. In general one really has to look out for themselves there, but I’d imagine it’s doubly true for women.