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  1. mushashi

    Fallout 76 - Prepare Your GaaS Masks

    Well you can see the evidence of this pivot in the games they make. More multiplayer, more online focused, more service orientated. They held out for as long as they could, but the sales of non-Bethesda Softworks games is hardly setting the sales charts on fire. Warner Bros were the other major hold-out, and the exact same shift is happening there too.
  2. mushashi

    Fallout 76 - Prepare Your GaaS Masks

    That's the entire MO of long-lived service games though, so in theory, this was the best route to achieve financial stability but their current implementation needs work, but the beauty of service games is that you can come back from near death as you can change them over time, unlike traditional games which usually remain the same. There have long been reports and rumours that the company which controls Zenimax want to offload it, to do that, they have to make it more attractive financially. Outside of the crown jewel that is Bethesda Softworks and their 2 major brands, the rest of the portfolio isn't particularly financially attractive to any potential investors looking to buy a chunk of the company imo so as predicted, Zenimax are going to move away from doing single player games and get with times and make more multiplayer and online focused games to attempt to make more money and become more attractive for either an IPO or a trade sale.
  3. mushashi

    Panzer Dragoon I & II Remakes 2019

    You'd definitely have problems attempting to sell many copies of the games in their original state today, for a series where visual spectacle is a big part of the appeal, very few new people would give it a chance without an awful lot of lipstick and fillers being used, even the Xbox sequel looks antiquated by modern visual standards and that was starting to creak when I played it many years ago. I probably wouldn't set the bar at RE2Make though, that's just asking for disappointment on an epic scale.
  4. mushashi

    Xbox "Scarlett" - next gen consoles

    Some people already have done that though, on this very forum... You've even had people on gaming forums praise Google's Project Stream, yet it isn't really any better than the pioneer streaming attempts in terms of responsiveness when measured.
  5. A big YouTube channel did a sponsored spot about this, they seem to have very big ambitions for it and the demo made it look completely seamless moving between all the devices they support. Their claimed latency numbers were also highly impressive.
  6. AFAIK, the Vita literally runs the PSP in some form of emulation mode as-is, hence why it's not very secure to tampering, so it has the exact same limitations as the actual PSP hardware. The only way to get OutRun 2006 running like the home console ports is via emulation and virtually overclock the crap out of it. Though interestingly enough, it seems much like Android devices, you can now force the PSV to essentially overclock itself above official spec. OutRun has always been one of those games you admire more than actually enjoy playing, its playability is poor compared to the mechanically way superior official numbered sequel, you're better off with OutRunners if you want to play a sprite-based version in the series.
  7. mushashi

    Panzer Dragoon I & II Remakes 2019

    Developers have to start somewhere though, you generally hope it isn't on a game you happen to give a shit about Remakes and updates are always a tricky balancing act, you had some of the people who worked on the original doing the recent Burnout Paradise remaster and that wasn't unanimously received. As the happiness equation states, low expectations=greater chance of happiness.
  8. mushashi

    Fallout 76 - Prepare Your GaaS Masks

    I find it interesting that some people are now using Star Citizen as a positive counter in discussions about other upcoming games' scope and ambition, without much pushback, which is an interesting change, considering that game has been the whipping boy of many a discussion for several years now. The tides might actually be starting to turn on that one, which given the doom and gloom that has surrounded it would be fairly remarkable. Anyway, isn't Fallout 76 closer in intent to a game like Rust, The Forest, ARK or DayZ but with it's own additions?
  9. mushashi

    The Outer Worlds | Obsidian 2019

    Microsoft aren't paying for it, it's funded by Take-Two's indie division, Private Division. The trailer and stage announcement were basically a not so subtle "fuck you" to Bethesda for stealing the rights to Fallout from Leonard Boyarsky who planned to make Fallout 3 before Bethesda outbid him to obtain the rights to the name, he mentioned ages ago he was coming to work at Obsidian on his dream game.
  10. mushashi

    Panzer Dragoon I & II Remakes 2019

    The PR says it is a joint effort so maybe they'll provide more details about the development closer to launch, as the PR from the Polish developer is fairly light on details.
  11. This was the whole reason several influential film makers chose to attempt to move to higher framerates, to fix the problems that the standard low framerate has with 3D and action sequences. 24fps, even with natural motion blur is still going to be noticeably jerkier to anybody who can tell the difference between 30fps and 60fps in games so I'm not surprised you'd be able to pick up on it. Increasing the temporal resolution is just different, but most people aren't used to it and it does have the unfortunate side effect of removing most of the artifice of traditional film making so understandable that a lot of people are against it. That might be too broad a claim, as some of the world's most successful film makers who could make that choice have been the ones pushing all this new technology in the first place! George Lucas and James Cameron being two very high profile examples. If James Cameron had his way, the Avatar sequels would be at a much higher framerate than they will likely end up being, this being mainly due to commercial realities, rather than his preferred artistic choice. There are a few notable champions of old analogue film left, but their number seems to be shrinking at the important decision making end of the business from what I can see.
  12. mushashi

    Panzer Dragoon I & II Remakes 2019

    He didn't mention how well that one reviewed though (it did at least nearly double the low point he mentioned) they'll be making them till the end of time anyway as people seem to buy them regardless of quality. The general trend for what they are choosing to greenlight indicates they are doing what he said they would though, the most requested game by Japanese fans is getting a new sequel so he's ticking that box. And this is another one off the list.
  13. So do you reckon you'd have been able to do the impossible?, make it run at 60fps instead of the compromised 30fps that a lot of PSP racing games had to settle for, including the PSP port of Outrun 2006. That was always something that made the home console Burnout games play so well, the fact they updated at 60fps helped the playability a lot.
  14. mushashi

    Panzer Dragoon I & II Remakes 2019

    This is one example from an interview he gave to a business channel this year, there are more quotes from him from other interviews but that requires effort to dig them out: I think this reply was mainly about the state of the Sonic cycle, but as they say, actions speak louder than words and they've been doing the right sort of actions so he seems intent on delivering.
  15. mushashi

    Panzer Dragoon I & II Remakes 2019

    Seems like it is another step on the road to fanboy redemption for the company, the new CEO is doing what he said he would. Apart from playing demos and the first portion of Panzer Dragoon Orta over a very long rainy night while being dead tired at a friend's house, these would actually be new to me. 3D Rail shooters have always been about the spectacle possible, they feel like a cross between a normal shmup and a light gun game. PDS apparently was going to be released on the PC many moons ago on some US subscription service but got cancelled.
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