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Discussion in 'Arts, Sports, & Entertainment' started by Toroid, Jul 22, 2016.

  1. The shadow

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    Disgaea 5_ Alliance of Vengeance.jpg
    got 300 hours to sink into a game?
    like grinding?
    do you push stat growth or item growth?
    oh yeah that 300 hours? yeah that's for starters..
    your going to be here a long time!
     
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    summary_pop01_bmp_jpgcopy.jpg 71VPuGWVSVL._AC_SL1280_.jpg to give an idea of what to expect from disgeia 5 I recently spent 15 hours running a item to power it up.
    this resulted in a item that gave over 10K in states! but alas the item is not enough to scratch the paint of a super boss in the game..
     
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    Video game loot boxes could be outlawed under new bill.
    https://www.washingtonpost.com/tech...al-bill/?noredirect=on&utm_term=.328ff7c6be06
     
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  8. Spaceman spiff

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    These days big games seem to be nothing but loot boxes, microtransactions and other scummy shit like that.

    Whatever happened to the "you buy a full game, you get a full game". Today its "we overhype a game, you buy it and you get it completed maybe six months after the launch day if youre lucky, and btw its full of this micro shit, which you need to buy, unless you wanna grind months on end. Have fun! ".

    Yep, greed happened. Perhaps another game industry crash is imminent...
     
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  9. nivek

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    Yes its a complete exploitation driven by greed, make an addicting game then micro-charge to capitalize and exploit the situation...Pathetic in my opinion, my nephew has spent hundreds of dollars in the recent past on micro-charges in video games...

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  10. humanoidlord

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    thats why i like SS13, it has none of that stuff and its very entertaining
     
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  13. starsfall

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    I've been a big fan and supporter of Microsoft and have had an Xbox since the original 360, but a couple things about this really baffled me... First, they were really pushing digital games, so much so that they released a completely disc-less Xbox One S. In my opinion, this is mixed. Not everyone is going to have a steady enough internet connection to depend on downloading games, especially if you can't depend by location, although now even physical games require a download update that's bigger than most older Xbox 360 games were in totality... So I figured the new generation consoles would continue this, but I suppose it's better they don't - but does it not render the very recently released discless version of Xbox One kind of pointless now..?

    Second, Phil Spencer did an interview, "Spencer also spoke about how Microsoft doesn't necessarily need you to buy Project Scarlett. 'The real money is made in software and services,' Spencer pointed out. 'So if you're already invested in the Xbox ecosystem, say if you already own any of the Xbox One family of consoles, Microsoft isn't overly concerned about if you upgrade to Scarlett.'"

    Xbox Scarlett At E3 2019: Phil Spencer Talks Disc Drives, Future Generations, And More

    Now obviously they still want to do well in sales when it comes to the new console(s) (apparently two models will be released) but something I always thought would be a good opportunity is a console with upgradeable parts - akin to a gaming PC, and I thought for sure Microsoft would be the first to think of it and act on it. And this quote makes me wonder why they didn't do just that, if they're more invested in the "Xbox ecosystem", and just released the Xbox One X not too long ago which in itself is very impressive, why not just make a console that is beefy in it's base model, such as the X, but has upgradeable parts? They would probably make more money over time this way as well in the long run. Of course, there are probably many complications to do with this but just a thought.
     
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    It's impractical for users to keep buying the newest system. When they came out with the Xbox One a Microsoft spokesmen said they don't want to leave anyone behind as far as being pushed into purchasing a new system. According to what you wrote they must have the same logic as the cell industry in regards to making money.
     
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    EA tells UK Parliament loot boxes are 'quite ethical'
     
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