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Heartfelt Heroes - Telltale's Guardians of the Galaxy - Episode 2 Review | A 90s Kid

Telltale's Guardians of the Galaxy is back with a second episode. After a disappointing overall season of The Walking Dead, does Episode 2 redeem Telltale's ability to form a narrative?

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Amazon Slashes Up To 72% Off On Select AAA Games

Daily Video Game writes: "A new game sale that slashes up to 72% off on a variety of select AAA titles for PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch at Amazon right now!"

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The writer behind Deus Ex has joined BioWare

Mary DeMarle led narrative on modern Deus Ex games and Guardians of the Galaxy.

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F0XHOUND696d ago

Damn, some good news for Bioware/Mass Effect at last!

ClayRules2012696d ago

Nice! Love Deus Ex and absolutely loved the story on Guardians!

VersusDMC696d ago

Hopefully it's for lead writer on Mass effect. But that would mean it's way off.

Regardless...i mostly loved Guardians for the story so it's a good get from Bioware.

I wonder if Embracer group is slimming down Crystal Dynamics...

zarbor696d ago

Well Bioware has fallen so far off, its finally good to see them getting some talent where they need it most. First order of business: FIX MASS EFFECT story....immediately

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Square Enix Reportedly Lost $200 Million on Avengers and Guardians of the Galaxy

The two Marvel games lost Square Enix $200 million in a little under two years and were responsible for the sale of western studios to Embracer, according to an analyst.

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phoenixwing756d ago (Edited 756d ago )

I'm sorry but if guardians of the Galaxy didn't sell enough they paid too much for royalties to Disney I'm thinking. In any case square is a terrible manager if their dev cost and marketing cost isn't offset by how well gotg sold.

Edit: I did some research and it sold at least one million five hundred thousand as of last October. Not to mention 5 to 10 million dollars from Microsoft for game pass. Square is crap at budgeting imo after finding this out.

2nd edit: I fear for the final fantasy franchise and square as a company if they're this incompetent

Eonjay755d ago

The cost of making AAA games has skyrocketed. 1.5 million copied is not enough to cover the cost of production, and advertising. Yes 100 million is pretty standard (if not low) for a AAA game. And selling 1.5 million won't even cover the cost.

VersusDMC755d ago

And i remember the game was half off in Canada for Black Friday. One month after release. So most of those sales aren't even at 60.

FinalFantasyFanatic755d ago

After years and years, many years, I'm just more convinced that SE is just incompetent at time management and development.

GoodGuy09755d ago

Well I've been fearing for the ff franchise since xiii lol.

Michiel1989755d ago

ahhh, a microsoft board member, good to see you here lad.

chronoforce755d ago

1.5m is pretty bad for a game that probably exceeded 100m in development costs. It is a shame as GOTG is good a game. Given how often both CD and Eidos underperformed according to SQNX their sale was inevitable.

AuraAbjure755d ago (Edited 755d ago )

GOTG seemed pretty cool, better than Avengers.

Blackcanary755d ago (Edited 755d ago )

If I remember correctly they have been losing money on FF games after ether FF10 or 12. It's the main reason why they doing the FF7 remake which cover's practically every game that is connected with FF7. Its the one of the main games in the FF franchise that made the most money for them. Not including FF11 and FF14 i think thats done quite well for them financially.

EvertonFC755d ago

Guardians of the galaxy is a great game but sadly 90% of gamers only play f2p, GaaS games these days.
So of course games will suffer. I've said it many times "be careful what you wish for". And in a few years gaming will be shite full of nothing but GaaS and f2p nonsense and gamers will wonder where it all went wrong.

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thesoftware730755d ago (Edited 755d ago )

5-10 mill from MS? is that a factual #?

SE is becoming a shell of their former selves, they need to sell to Sony and get some direction.