OzSpot 17/07/12: DayZ adventures, Steam sales

In this week's show we hear why hiding in a shed in DayZ can be both advantageous and highly dangerous.

This week on the show: Valve, Steam, and why sales are good for business; Rockstar apologises for long development cycles; and Rhianna Pratchett announced as the Tomb Raider writer (and how this changes our perspective on the recent controversy).

Plus: Dan and Ed recount some of their exciting DayZ adventures!

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jomipira
jomipira

What I think it's bizarre is that... there IS a rape scene. It's not an actual rape, no one gets raped or gets to rape anyone else, but it's clearly shown that if Lara didn't fight back she would be molested. It's a mature theme, it ads to the story, the character and the game. It makes sense, it's not gratuitous, but people hear the word "rape" and run away scared. Square Enix should step up and assume that miss Croft has an intense journey and is at risk every step of the way. But they try to go around it and it make it look like it's something they should be ashamed of and hide.

b0at
b0at

Origin saying Steam's doing something bad? no surprises there, ea should stop being so contentious and keep their big bazoo shut. Edmund McMillen (of Team Meat) recently said they he's experienced first hand that the steam-sales work for increasing revenue in the big picture. So the dev's are making money and we get games as cheap as chips. win win.

 

Also a question and maybe topic suggestion: I noticed today you can pre-order the new Sim City from Jb-Hi-Fi and as far as i know the only details for a release date is sometime in 2013? (and their website randomly says 13-02-2014). Brothers in Arms: Furious Four's (a game I have a feeling won't ever be released..) website says they accept pre-orders too and they haven't even hinted to what year it will be released, and theres a bunch of others too. So do many people actually pre-order this early, does it work, and is pre-ordering this early a new thing or am I just behind?

parkurtommo
parkurtommo

I still need to pick up Arma 2 combined operations for this... but steam won't put on sale :x

Chippa7
Chippa7 moderator

Anybody else playing DayZ at the moment? Tell us your stories!

BeateDrabing
BeateDrabing

Wonder if Rockstar stopped abusing their programmers yet.