GS News - Naughty Dog hires Halo 4 programmer; Microtransactions will define gaming?
Former Gearbox and Halo 4 programmer Corrinne Yu is brought on board by Naughty Dog, Valve introduces Steam Reviews, and Avalanche Studios co-founder says that microtransactions are set to define the next generation of gaming.
by Edmond Tran on
I do not agree with microtransactions or free to play or anything less then a full 100% complete game with no need for extra content. All microtransactions prove is the full priced retail game people buy is not finished as if it was there would be zero need for microtransactions.
I've always said and it still applies. Micro-transactions are not the future, it is a business model. It is not a benefit to the gamer, it is a benefit to a business.
The standard selling of a full game and reasonably priced, but well tailored DLC is the best way to go about it. Prime example: Oblivion and its expansions and the following GOTY editions. It sold immensely well and went down as one of the best RPG experiences.
Please tell me what micro-transaction game of today has an equal experience for all, an a great sense of value? I don't think there are any, an no... comsetics do not apply.
There are zero pros to micro-transactions on a consumer level, but nothing but pros to that particular business model.
Pretty patronising to say swapping "free-to-play" for another name will fool anyone. I also don't think it's true that everyone associates F2P with low production values or quality - look at Blacklight: Retribution, Team Fortress 2, Dota 2 etc... all F2P, all popular, all of comparable quality to premium AAAs.
I reckon that however tempted devs may get to offer F2P and microtransactions there will always be enough people willing to pay a one-off fee for a fully-featured premium game to keep that business model going (and I certainly hope so) - there's enough anecdotal evidence of that in the comments on this video.
Basically, I think this guy from Avalanche is wrong.
lol! yu and I graduated from the same college and probably the same year. there are very few girls attended programing classes, when you see girls in programming classes, chance are they always look like the mega nerdy type from south park episodes. let me put it this way, if Yu was in my class, she will never be left along. lol!
That guy, who said microtransactions it's the way to go, who is he??
He is the guy people calls Angry Joe, or Pewdiepie? I'm kinda lost here...
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Ughhh this is probably going to go on for like 6 months after new consoles have released like the last time but, can we please stop calling it next gen already IT'S CURRENT GEN AND IT'S HAPPENING RIGHT NOW !
Steam reviews is necessary. "Recomending" a game was the only way to show your opinion whether you find the game good or bad. and when you see a game, like MW3 with "6.000 users recomend this game to their friends" it sounds cheesy.
Has Valve completely forgotten about making games? I'm thinking so. Or maybe they haven't had an intern's peculiar game mechanic to pilfer as a spark for their next big title.
I looked up Yu on wikipedia and saw that she did a lot of work programming 3D engine and lighting stuff. It is a quick summary, but technically impressive. Programmers rarely get the spotlight because most of the dev team is artists and programmers don't make pretty things to look at. They make tools, and it seems that she makes very good one. Glad to see a programmer in the spotlight for once!
Snark > news... we always have snark to play with, even on slow-news or no-news days... :)
As for Steam reviews, I'll probably look if I'm on the fence about a game. But it seems like "much ado..." to me for some reason. (Probably just too thick to grasp the importance.)
I never have, and never will, play any games with microtransactions as a major element of the game. I buy a game to play it, not to keep buying virtual stuff for it that goes away if the game does.
Micro transaction is not my thing..Don't know about Steam review, doubt I'll use, tho Corrine Yu is cute..Jess is best. :P
RE: Stream Reviews > I think it is great to get feedback from gamers about the games they have played. Especially since the review includes how long they they have played the game.
Might see myself using the Steam review feature to promote indie titles, but I'm a tad too lazy to review stuff any way so probably not. :P
Steam reviews huh? I think I'll pass. Sharing my occasional opinion on Gamespot's comment sections is time consuming enough. I'd have to go with 1 or the other and I certainly wouldn't want to deprive everyone at Gamespot of my opinion :p
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@rsj2 Blacklight has 3 problems, no friends play at least for now on PS4, no single player story, and it pay to win. And its worse on PC , on PC there are so many cheating its not worth playing. Not to mention that sooner or later that game will go away and then what will u have if you have spent money on this game. You will have nothing to play. It might be a decade or more but the point is oncene its gone you have nothing. unlike a Physical CD game with a story. With all that Said, I do like the game and play it. But I will not be spending money on it.
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@SteamyPotatoes I know right.. But as long they are still releasing games for Ps3 and Xbox360 they are still deserve to be called current gen.
@SteamyPotatoes Until I own a PS4, it's still Next gen to me.
@notjustin Agreed. Many transactions wear me down mentally. There is the whole idea of pick and choose that is great for impulse buys, but if you want to keep track of all your money then it is a hassle.
@Collectonian sad thing, lots of people pay for that thing.
I think that if someone only played a game for <2 hours it's a heads up to ignore them. If they played for >20 hours, it should carry more weight.
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@spartanx169x Yeah, I used to play on PC but I stopped mainly because of the problems you list. I wasn't arguing that it's a great game, only that it proves F2P games don't all look and feel like cheap crap, which is what Sundberg was saying.
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