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GameEnthus Podcast ep240: Cole vs Williams or Blue Flute Swing

This week Chazz (@ChazzSweet) from ChazzSweet.com joins Mike (@AssaultSuit) and Aaron (@Ind1fference) to talk about: GLOW, wrestling, They Live, ramen, Leonard B. Robinson, Route 29 Batman RIP, Batman vs Superman, General Zod, Bat Girl, Watchmen, Dr. Manhattan, Dante’s Inferno, Straight Outta Compton, Ice Cube, Bone Thugs, pistachios, Ring of Red, Amazing Princess Sara, Baby Make Extreme, One Finger Death Punch, Silver Dollar Games, XBLIG, Magic the Gathering, Super Potato, Uncharted, Nathan Drake, Ultima, Saints Row, Super Princess Peach, Roberta Williams, Lori Cole, King’s Quest, Sierra, Batman Arkham Knight, Destiny, Beyond Eyes, DiscWorld, Daemon Detective Gaiden, Galak-Z, Sentris, Poncho, Volume Curse ‘N’ Chaos, Wind-Up Knight 2, N++, Call of Duty Ghosts, Phantasy Star Online, The Last of Us, Chronotrigger, Secret of Mana, Titanfall, King’s Quest VI, Quest for Glory, Hero’s Quest, Ouye, Amiibo, Picross 3D 2, Eyetoy Play and more.

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ind1fference3260d ago

It sure is and I hope they leave it alone.

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Ex Destiny and Halo Producer Says Live Service Is 'Better for Developers and Players'

A former Halo and Destiny executive producer has said the live service model is "so much better for developers and players" than the one-off $60 purchase model.

Christopher28d ago

Typically the best games of each year say otherwise.

Christopher27d ago

Alan Wake 2, BG3, Tears of the Kingdom, Elden Ring, GoW Ragnarok, Hades, Returnal, Fallout 4, Dishonored, It Takes Two, Untitled Goose Game, Breath of the Wild, both of The Last of Us, Ghost of Tsushima, Sekiro, Psychonauts 2, Control, Celeste, Super Mario Odyssey, Bloodborne, The Outer Wilds, The Witcher 3, Dragon Age: Inquisition, Cocoon, The Dredge, and more and more and more.

Up against Overwatch and Destiny as far as critical acclaim and recognition as 'better' for players.

And, let me be honest, even 'for developers' is a lie. Want to know why? Because it's only good for people who can pump out graphics constantly and not overall quest designers, coders, engine devs, etc.

What this guy means is "we can give a lot of cosmetic content to players, who we think players like more because people spend money on it, and it's best for us because we don't have to pay for a full team to create a new game and just the people to pump out new graphics from one season to another." In no way is his comment a true reflection of what is 'better for players' let alone 'better for the industry stability over longer periods of time.'

This is more investor mindset focusing on maximizing profits by getting consumers to buy less for more while they spend less making it. That's it.

You know what's best for players? Newer, better, and more content that is good and not just cosmetic. Live service isn't that unless you pay $60 a year to them to add more for it (like Destiny and CoD do). Then you might get some improvements and new content. Even then? Not usually.

just_looken27d ago

In terms of player feedback/awards yes but the list you made are all nothing in terms of profit.

Call of duty mobile alone laughs at that list that game is a billion dollar money making machine.

Toss in your apex/mmo/rivals/fortnight/robl ox/minecraft monoploy go or back to console with elder scrolls fallout 76.

Basically there is alot more live service style games that hit or go above the billion dollar mark than your list and that is what the people at top want cold hard cash. Heck alot fo them make a billion + a year

Gta 5 single player profit vs gtao profit as a example now that ps5/series has gtao as a free standalone with gta + there printing cash like its going out of style over there.

Christopher27d ago (Edited 27d ago )

Being more profitable isn't better for the consumer or developers. That's better for executives in suits.

just_looken26d ago

@Christopher

Umm exactly who do you think pay's the bill's and hands out the games budgets?

They have 0 care about a games award's/feedback its all profit driven some use to care like sony back in the day now its profit first.

0 likes shows how many are still on copium thinking the big publishers care about them

aaronaton28d ago (Edited 28d ago )

Well the Poll on the website is suggesting he is massively wrong and out of touch.
A big majority of the vote going to "I prefer one off purchases with paid expansions"

Couldn't agree more.

Inverno28d ago

I'll always think the concept is awesome. Back during the PS3 era I pictured a Spider-Man game that would be the traditional open world swinging playground that they typically are but every comic issue would be turned into dlc. It'd be the entirety of the Amazing line, 2 to 3 issues at a time, turnt to dlc until the entire Amazing line is told in form of a game. That concept eventually made it to the industry and they have consistently fk'd it up with every game that has been made as a "service".

jznrpg28d ago

There is nothing like sitting down , popping in a great single player game and blocking out the world.

OtterX27d ago

Sometimes I like to log into Fortnite and Call of Duty and just sit and listen to 12 years call me a n*****, f**, m***** f***** just so I can remember why I like to play single player games.

GhostScholar27d ago

Not for players over the age of 12

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8 of the most useless amiibo figures ever released

A new list goes over eight of the the most useless amiibo, ranging from the Shadow Mewtwo card to the Qbby figure.

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Visions of the Mana Series: A Retrospective

Are you excited for the forthcoming Visions of Mana? This retrospective of the Mana series will tell you all about the franchise thus far.