sjaakiejj (User)

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"There will never be a language in which it is the least bit difficult to write bad programs."

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"Second, this is an online poll that can be easily abused. EA may have won Worst Company thanks to a relatively small amount of people spamming votes using bots and various other means. The poll is in no way a direct correlation to the attitude of gamers because there is no way to verify that every vote was from a legitimate person with legitimate complaints. "

But doesn't a small group of gamers putting a lot of effort into making EA win the online poll prove M... #3.2
694d ago by sjaakiejj | View comment
Pachter stated that the Wii-U would sell out over the holiday but that the hype would quickly die out and the console would ultimately be a failure, losing a lot of third party support in the process [1], which so far has been proven true [2][3][4]

Furthermore, he only ever criticized Nintendo's hardware strategy, never their software. He hasn't flip-flopped about the Wii-U, you just haven't been paying attention.

[1] 695d ago by sjaakiejj | View comment
As long as they're an option and not a requirement (e.g. as long as they're not P2W) Microtransactions are perfectly reasonable. They also help keep the price of the actual game down, which would've risen significantly without alternative business models such as this one. #7
697d ago by sjaakiejj | View comment
Yes, I too would say a balance between the two is appropriate. But a lot of people appear to be saying EA should listen to everything the customer says, which to me just implies a lack of creative freedom in favour of higher profits - which in turn is exactly what a lot of companies seem to be doing. #2.1.4
698d ago by sjaakiejj | View comment
As companies become more succesfull they also become more corporate. That's what happened to Bioware and Crytek, and what would've happened to them regardless of whether EA was there or not.

Bullfrog failed to make a profit, so it would've been a bad decision to keep it open. If you want to blame anyone for that, blame gamers for not buying their games. #5.1
698d ago by sjaakiejj | View comment
“If I had asked people what they wanted, they would have said faster horses.” - Henry Ford

Blindly following the demands of your customers is not always smart. The problem is that even the customers don't know what they want - a very common problem in Software Engineering. #2.1
698d ago by sjaakiejj | View comment
$5,00 per character is just too much. You should get the stage and the characters for that money, and even then I'm not sure if it'd be worth the investment. #2
699d ago by sjaakiejj | View comment
The publisher LucasArts still exists, they just don't develop games anymore. And the article clearly states this in reference to the developer LucasArts, who had nothing to do with 6 of the 8 games in the list. #14.1
699d ago by sjaakiejj | View comment
Most of these games have nothing to do with the studio that was closed, but were merely published or licensed under the same label.

It's not exactly thoughtful to remember a studio's prime years by looking at games they didn't create. #5
699d ago by sjaakiejj | View comment
Yeah, because every developer has a few mil lying around to develop, market and publish a game. #4.1
699d ago by sjaakiejj | View comment
Rogue Squadron: Factor 5
Battlefront: Pandemic Studios
Lego Star Wars: Travellers Tales
Thrillville: Frontier Developments
Lego Indiana Jones: Travellers Tales
The Old Republic: Bioware

Only two of the games on that list (republic commando and the force unleashed) were developed at LucasArts. The others were licensed games developed by different companies.

The Developer LucasArts has closed, but licensing under the nam... #9
700d ago by sjaakiejj | View comment
I blame EA for this. #24
701d ago by sjaakiejj | View comment
It's free and optional.. Why complain? #7
701d ago by sjaakiejj | View comment
“Brit Mr House (Andrew House) says the games console due out in October, will feature a raft of new features to broaden its appeal beyond younger male gamers”.

This appears to be a punctuation problem - the sentence does not suggest that Mr House said it. To make it clear, added punctuation gives this:

“Brit Mr House (Andrew House) says the games console, due out in October, will feature a raft of new features to broaden its appeal beyond younger male gamers”... #5
701d ago by sjaakiejj | View comment
But it's strange to be disappointed by DLC not being for Single Player upon release when it was clearly stated that the DLC was not going to be Single Player.

I can understand you want more Single Player gameplay, but since Tomb Raiders release we already knew we'd have to wait for the next game to get that. #1.2.2
701d ago by sjaakiejj | View comment
No, and I agree with the premise that there is too much focus on gunplay in games. Oftentimes it seems completely out of place with the story and the core idea behind the game.

I think it's in part due to the fact that game development budgets are insanely high these days, so developers tend to stick to things that sell. Gunplay is one of them. On top of that, gameplay involving minimal or no gun play can often be more difficult to get right. Aiming and shooting a gun is... #7
701d ago by sjaakiejj | View comment
wasn't it stated very clearly that Tomb Raider wouldn't get any Single Player DLC? #1
701d ago by sjaakiejj | View comment
if you haven't played Walking Dead yet.. $10,- is a steal, buy it. #6
702d ago by sjaakiejj | View comment
http://www.lensoftruth.com/...

Though I don't think I found it the way I was meant to.. It was listed in their "Latest" sidebar lol. #7.2
703d ago by sjaakiejj | View comment
"For one, no developer and publisher would ever allow a world reveal of a game in unoptmized stage."

Euhm yes they would. They do it all the time - the game only reaches beta close to release. What they show when they announce the game is generally alpha footage, and a game in alpha-stage is never optimised because it would get in the way of the development pipeline. (e.g. optimisation isn't pretty, and doing it early means finding bugs takes a painfully long ti... #14
704d ago by sjaakiejj | View comment
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