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Re: Videogame News

Post by Alex79uk » January 30th, 2018, 9:11 am

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Re: Videogame News

Post by Todinho » February 13th, 2018, 4:26 pm

I dont know if this should be on the news segment as it's just a rumor as of now but if true it really sucks for the people that really like playing the game: http://steamcommunity.com/app/493840/di ... 328613093/

Despite my dislike for how Capcom handled MvC:I with the resurgence of SFV in Arcade edition I held out hope that a similar treatment might come in the future for MvC but if this is true that's not going to happen, sad that my second favorite fighting franchise had to go down like this...

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Post by Alex79uk » February 13th, 2018, 7:58 pm

Jesus fucking Christ reading that thread makes me so grateful we have a forum like this to discuss video games on. It's an absolute hate filled, right wing cesspit.

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Re: Videogame News

Post by Joshihatsumitsu » February 13th, 2018, 9:21 pm

The joys of intellectual property and licensing. It's why I like my physical copies of games, and dread the future of streaming, where everything and nothing can exist.
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Post by Stanshall » February 13th, 2018, 9:49 pm

Interesting that this topic took up a good chunk of the recent MvC discussion on the 2017 show - and here's the unfortunate conclusion.

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Post by KSubzero1000 » February 13th, 2018, 9:50 pm

Joshihatsumitsu wrote:
February 13th, 2018, 9:21 pm
The joys of intellectual property and licensing. It's why I like my physical copies of games, and dread the future of streaming, where everything and nothing can exist.
Amen to that.

I'm not a physical-only hardliner purist, but I treat every digital purchase like a glorified rental. Precisely because of stuff like this. Nothing could ever beat the reliability of physical products.

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Post by ratsoalbion » February 13th, 2018, 10:16 pm

The thing is, the physical version of the vast majority of games released in the past 10 years or more are essentially incomplete and quite often broken anyway, so in many cases owning the disc isn't all it's cracked up to be.

'GotY' editions may be the exception, where they've had all the patches they're going to, and all the extra content is in the box - although in many cases you still have to (re)download a lot of the package.
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Post by KSubzero1000 » February 13th, 2018, 10:25 pm

Very true, unfortunately.

I try to wait for the complete editions whenever I can for this exact reason. Which is why it's such a gut punch when one is either composed of the base game + DLC code (like Arkham Knight), or isn't being released in physical form at all (like Nioh).

I've sometimes wondered if publishers / console manufacturers couldn't find a way to give consumers the possibility to print their own physical copy at the cost of their digital license with the help of dedicated hardware. I'm sure it would be completely infeasable from a technical point of view, but it would pretty much solve all the issues associated with digital distribution at once! The few who care about this sort of thing could manufacture their own discs at no extra cost for the many who don't. Sounds nice in my head, at least!

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Post by Suits » February 13th, 2018, 10:44 pm

Limited Run Games seem to have etched themselves a little niche here then it seems.

Not that I own any of their products but they’re essentially doing just that aren’t they ??
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Post by ratsoalbion » February 13th, 2018, 10:47 pm

Limited Run is/are very cool - yeah. But you're still ultimately locked in to the version that's out when they press those discs, and that's not always the final version.
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Post by Suits » February 13th, 2018, 10:53 pm

Yes, there is that.

Although I suppose generally they are releases of established digital only games, to the degree that they’ve been patched to a playable state already.

Therefor the pressed disc holds a playable version of the game, even if it’s taken down online.
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Post by ratsoalbion » February 13th, 2018, 11:13 pm

Yes, I think for the most part that's going to be the case.
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Post by Alex79uk » February 14th, 2018, 9:18 am

I'd assume that even when a game is removed from the store, people who've purchased it can still download it from their download list, right? In which case I don't really see it any different to then stopping production of discs for any particular game.

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Re: Videogame News

Post by Suits » February 14th, 2018, 10:12 am

Alex79uk wrote:
February 14th, 2018, 9:18 am
I'd assume that even when a game is removed from the store, people who've purchased it can still download it from their download list, right? In which case I don't really see it any different to then stopping production of discs for any particular game.
Yes, that's correct, as far as I know.

If you bought the game when it was initially on sale you can still download it from wherever you downloaded it.

But Transformers; War for Cybertron - is no longer available to buy for anyone that didn't buy it 4 years ago. For instance.
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Re: Videogame News

Post by Alex79uk » February 14th, 2018, 1:32 pm

I suppose the difference is that there is no secondary market for used digital games. I'm sure I read something years back that said it was going to be made a law that digital downloads would be able to be traded or re-sold at some point. Maybe I imagined it though. Wouldn't hurt though, Sony or MS or whoever could take a cut of the selling price or something. They'd be better off than they are with second hand physical sales anyway.

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Re: Videogame News

Post by Joshihatsumitsu » February 14th, 2018, 9:51 pm

I'm sooooo glad I bought disc-based versions of all my Xbox 360 Cave games, excluding Guwange which was digital only (and if I'm wrong about that send me a link you I can buy it right away!).

Of course, the only catch is that I have to hope that my Xbox 360 doesn't die... ever!
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Re: Videogame News

Post by KSubzero1000 » March 19th, 2018, 10:02 pm

Yo, real talk: Why on earth does the new God of War have a crafting system of all things?! And RPG mechanics? And what looks like Naughty Dog-style barely interactive climbing sections?

My anxiety level is through the roof.

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Re: Videogame News

Post by Joshihatsumitsu » March 19th, 2018, 10:06 pm

KSubzero1000 wrote:
March 19th, 2018, 10:02 pm
Yo, real talk: Why on earth does the new God of War have a crafting system of all things?! And RPG mechanics? And what looks like Naughty Dog-style barely interactive climbing sections?

My anxiety level is through the roof.
I feel it could also use an open world, full of collectables for no reason.

And mirco-transactions. Yeah... that would be good...

Oh, oh, and a persistent online connection! That will take care of those pesky pirates! ;)
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Re: Videogame News

Post by KSubzero1000 » March 19th, 2018, 10:12 pm

Joshihatsumitsu wrote:
March 19th, 2018, 10:06 pm
I feel it could also use an open world, full of collectables for no reason.

And mirco-transactions. Yeah... that would be good...

Oh, oh, and a persistent online connection! That will take care of those pesky pirates! ;)
Uncouth, man.
Why hurt people who are at their most vulnerable?! :cry:

I'm only half-joking with this, btw. This is freaking me out.
Cory, please. Don't faff about now.

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Re: Videogame News

Post by Joshihatsumitsu » March 19th, 2018, 10:21 pm

KSubzero1000 wrote:
March 19th, 2018, 10:12 pm
Joshihatsumitsu wrote:
March 19th, 2018, 10:06 pm
I feel it could also use an open world, full of collectables for no reason.

And mirco-transactions. Yeah... that would be good...

Oh, oh, and a persistent online connection! That will take care of those pesky pirates! ;)
Uncouth, man.
Why hurt people who are at their most vulnerable?! :cry:

I'm only half-joking with this, btw. This is freaking me out.
Cory, please. Don't faff about now.
Sorry... couldn't resist! :D
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