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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“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
630d 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
630d 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
630d 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
630d ago by sjaakiejj | View comment
Yeah, because every developer has a few mil lying around to develop, market and publish a game. #4.1
631d 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
631d ago by sjaakiejj | View comment
I blame EA for this. #24
632d ago by sjaakiejj | View comment
It's free and optional.. Why complain? #7
632d 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
632d 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
632d 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
632d ago by sjaakiejj | View comment
wasn't it stated very clearly that Tomb Raider wouldn't get any Single Player DLC? #1
632d ago by sjaakiejj | View comment
if you haven't played Walking Dead yet.. $10,- is a steal, buy it. #6
633d 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
635d 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
636d ago by sjaakiejj | View comment
Yes, but the box isn't geared or marketed towards the functionality. Users are not expected to install Windows in order to play their games, and therefore any game built or ported for the Steam Box must at the very least run on Linux. #2.1
636d ago by sjaakiejj | View comment
There's a flaw in the argument. They state that games are ported to PC, and are often optimised for a certain graphics card (or manufacturer), and they appear to assume that the games on Steam will automatically also be on the Steambox.

This is false and not thought through properly.

1) It is beneficial for developers to optimise their games for the Steam Box, and as such the games will be optimised for any graphics card that it has.

2)... #1
636d ago by sjaakiejj | View comment
It's a tech demo. It's not gameplay and it's not meant to represent a game, it's built to show off the technical power of the engine that it's running on, which it does effectively.

It is however all real-time footage. #6.3
637d ago by sjaakiejj | View comment
Wouldn't be so sure. The slide refers to the current situation, which forecasts have nothing to do with. Then again, the wording may imply that the units are targets rather than what they expect to have achieved (e.g. they're never a 100% sure on the exact numbers).

The slide is ambiguous and I wouldn't pick either side of this argument. #2.1.3
640d ago by sjaakiejj | View comment
It's not that I don't understand where you're coming from, but I also see the benefit of the patent system.

Patenting the idea means that the company makes the information publicly accessible. Additionally, it gives credit to the person or the company that came up with the idea, which itself also pushes innovation and invention.

Whilst there's certainly downsides to the system, as you mentioned, I feel that the ability to protect an idea in... #10.3.2
645d ago by sjaakiejj | View comment
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