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Pandamobile

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Naughty Dog have the advantage of being a boutique studio. They basically have a blank cheque from Sony and have amassed some of the most talented people in the industry. Without a doubt, they make the best character-driven third person action games period.

96d ago 3 agree0 disagreeView comment

You're not even old enough to buy it.

96d ago 5 agree1 disagreeView comment

Current gen consoles still don't have the horsepower for that unfortunately.

105d ago 1 agree1 disagreeView comment

Will consoles ever get decent CPUs?

174d ago 8 agree0 disagreeView comment

The story in the first game was pretty worthless tbh. Every Far Cry game since 2 has had waaaaay better narrative than the first.

180d ago 1 agree1 disagreeView comment

Because directing games is nothing like directing movies in most cases.

181d ago 0 agree0 disagreeView comment

It would certainly allow dev testers to help with more important stuff than doing hours and hours of menial checks and validations every single day.

197d ago 1 agree0 disagreeView comment

"it would ruin the surprise of meeting them later down the line in the story"

Fair enough.

218d ago 0 agree0 disagreeView comment

I meant that gating co-op missions behind beating the single player content is a bad idea. Everyone loves co-op.

219d ago 0 agree2 disagreeView comment

That's a great way to spend millions of dollars on something that 2% of your player base will actually get to.

219d ago 0 agree4 disagreeView comment

Being open world has a lot to do with it actually. Everything has to be streamed in all the time. There's tons of global systems that have to run all the time too because its a very systemic game. The CPU is the main factor when talking about frame rate. All the GPU power in the world can't help a CPU feed it data faster.

224d ago 0 agree1 disagreeView comment

Not with those measly laptop CPUs. You could maybe get into the mid 40s in some games, but a locked 60 on an open world the size of Far Cry 3's is a tall order.

225d ago 0 agree2 disagreeView comment

60 FPS open world games is still a pipe dream for current gen consoles.

225d ago 4 agree5 disagreeView comment

Because it's ridiculously fun with friends. Being one of the final 10 alive makes for some of the most heart-pounding moments of tension I've ever experienced in a game.

281d ago 5 agree1 disagreeView comment

This is not a gaming card. The Titan cards are for high-end computing and are usually employed by engineering and data science firms and are obviously not marketed at consumers.

283d ago 9 agree0 disagreeView comment

The difference between my examples and yours are that you're pointing out instances of shitty design and applying it universally to all service-based games.

284d ago 1 agree1 disagreeView comment

I'd argue that any game that exists in a live state post launch is qualifies as a service. GTA5 is a live that gets continuous updates, thus making it a service provided by the developer.

All GAAS means as a developer is factoring in things a live plan to continue growing the game after it is released.

Whether it's piece-wise DLC drops like in GTA or expansion on the single player story, or patching and completely evolving the game over time like ...

284d ago 1 agree1 disagreeView comment

The boxed 'product' business model of gaming has change significantly in recent years and isn't sustainable for an entertainment industry as broad as gaming. GAAS is pretty much going to be the standard for multiplayer and some genres of single player games going forward.

284d ago 1 agree2 disagreeView comment

Why would we want to stop GAAS? Are you arguing that developers should just ship a game and abandon it like a orphaned child like they did 15 years ago? There's nothing inherently wrong with service based games, and from a publishers' point of view a game is a product they want to drive continued investment in it to try reap maximum rewards. Yeah, that usually means post-launch monetization, and yeah, that means trying to hold players' attention for a longer amount of time. As lon...

285d ago 4 agree16 disagreeView comment

Really depends what your definition of a flop is. The game sold like 10 million units and still has a sizable player base and a steady stream of updates almost two years after launch.

285d ago 3 agree0 disagreeView comment