I hope it is true that they are working on a new Fallout... If they are take as long as they need, the longer they are working on it the better it will be!!!
Oops..sorry this is like a year old article almost. My bad :(
Same here i hate starcraft multiplayer its so much about crazy micro management there is no time to actually "play" and enjoy the game.
Add me to the list! I used to play multiplayer with family and friends back in the day but to play against strangers online just isn't very much fun to me.
It all starts that way and then creeps. If you're using GFE they know your optimised games and build. If they have an email they will have other lists they have from elsewhere and will be able to build 'profiles'. It all adds up. Never has Spam Gourmet looked so good.
It's not that I think this particular instance is bad, but it's part of a pattern, where vendors think they can slurp your information and use it for their own good. Facebook, Google, Twitter are all at it, every so often they tweak their terms of service and grab more. Sometimes they get beaten back, sometimes not.
Facebook isn't free, neither is Twitter. By using them you sell a little of yourself. The vendors get you to buy in to the service then up the ante and sell a little more. Google 'coffiest' for a fictional example.
"That next-gen console exclusivity should hopefully mean Fallout 4 is running on new tech"...yeah that's one problem already (anything developed with console in mind is usually inferior for us on PC). The most important thing though is that they've created a rock solid game engine (particularly with their questing system that was just about the buggiest thing ever that I remember).
Look on the bright side: Maybe it's only on next-gen consoles because it was designed on PC and they're the only ones that can come close to handling it.
More seriously, as the past two Fallout games (and Elder Scrolls and others) have shown, consoles no longer limit a games size or scope. If a console game is inferior in that regard, it's because the developer was lazy--period. Console graphics are inferior, but that's okay-- because PCs let you scale the graphics to your system. Fallout 4 on a console will probably be roughly the same as medium graphic settings on a PC at 1080p--while the PC will have much higher resolution and detail settings available if your system can handle it.
The only real difference will be in controls, and this is where most developers blow it--creating the control schemes for a gamepad, while throwing in PC controls as an afterthought. All of the Dragon Age games suffered from this, so you were forced to use a gamepad on OC whether you wanted to or not. The Fallout games were better, although having played both previous Fallouts on PC and Xbox 360, I have to say I did prefer using the gamepad even though the mouse/keyboard controls were very good. While mouse/keyboard is vastly superior for FPS, Fallout is much more than an FPS. Fortunately they gave you the choice to easily switch back and forth (something else the Dragon Age games did not do--even when they did support both setups on the PC.
There was a time when console ports were lousy because the consoles did not have the memory/storage for a big, complex game. Those days are gone. As long as the graphics can scale to the more powerful PC hardware and developers give controls the attention they deserve there's no reason a game can't be designed primarily for any platform, ported to any other, and still be amazing.
That said, I'm buying this on Steam as soon as pre-orders are available there. Unless there's a really good special edition offer. And even then, I'm buying on PC.
Dishonoured news is definitely welcome in by gaming library, it has such great potential if done right (a.k.a. please at least, don't become yet another MOBA).
Wolfenstein...could there be anything more than news on The Old Blood?
Hoping for something really special with Doom (as they are no doubt, it's been a while). Of course Fallout news would be sweet too however with The Elder Scrolls I fear that the possibility of a new MMO of some sort is always there...and that scares me.
I doubt they'll be making another MMO. The first one didn't go too well.
Besides the first one was made my a different team and didn't stop the production of the next ACTUAL TES (I don't want to recognize that MMO garbage as a real TES game.).
Question: Does it have to be sold at the same price across the platforms you decide to release it on? Could I sell my game on Platform X at $25.99 DRM free and on Steam at $29.99? I ask this because on Steam I'd make $20.99 profit while on Platform X I would take $23.39 if they only asked for 10% of the cut (a more reasonable amount in my opinion).
To think they're getting $17.99 per copy of any $59.99 title...WOWZA! Smart however I still dislike being tied into it as a "rental" service as an end-user.
I prefer to buy off GOG when I can, because I am not a fan of being tied too much to a service. (Looks at 300 steam games and sighs) but steam's 30% isn't as unreasonable as it seems. Steam handles all the distribution, sometimes DRM, and acts as a virtual storefront. By all accounts the 30% is pretty standard for digital distribution services, though companies are understandably a bit secretive. You probably come out ahead compared to a boxed retail store. Especially as you won't be forced into manufacturing anything or buying out unsold copies.
I can't fault valve too much for making games developed on their tech available through their store but its a bit worrying to me none the less. I feel like it could harm some small developers. Still, its probably a much better option than them taking 5%, since most games developed on it would be trying for a steam release and paying that 3% anyway.
It may well have been a 3GB card initially but they've marketed and sold it as a 4GB card without a disclaimer to be seen anywhere about the full 4GB not being available in the same way as the rest (I'm sure we could all accept a few megs here and there but have 12.5% of the memory gimped is a bit harsh).
Also over on their site even now it still lists the memory in the specs without stating anything odd about the memory configuration (how does a consumer know it's the same 4GB of memory when it states "Standard" memory:
Standard Memory Config 4 GB
Anyway I'm getting all hot and bothered over it and I don't even own a 970, I just think they shouldn't get a free pass on this one without doing something (even organising a deal to give gamers some kind of credit towards their next NVidia GPU or something).
But the standard memory is 4gig, the memory is there so its not false advertising to say something is there when it is, unlike a hard drive where due to the short count you don't get your full size.