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.

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joedin2056
joedin2056

booow the sith empire will destroy the galactic republic

Wrathesoul
Wrathesoul

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.

UKFX
UKFX

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.



rsj2
rsj2

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.  

GameFan1983
GameFan1983

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!  

Diegoctba
Diegoctba

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...

GH05T-666
GH05T-666

 Microtransactions are the devil

x2rufff4u
x2rufff4u

Girls can learn something from her.

Like if you think so too.

greasemonkey42
greasemonkey42

RESIST, MY BRETHREN! WE MUST FIGHT THE MICROTRANSACTIONS AS ONE!!!

Harbinger_CR
Harbinger_CR

Jess now has the team tempertress seal of aproval XD, by still having that little grasshopper emblem does this mean I have her aproval and am now a part of her team?

ffragale1
ffragale1

dont worrie jess you are still my number one :D

JLCrogue
JLCrogue

Apparently I've already done some Steam reviews since they include the games I recommended.

crazeon
crazeon

Ahh galactic republic, I was wondering why that symbol looked familiar

SteamyPotatoes
SteamyPotatoes

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 !

andres_ak47
andres_ak47

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.

Jexiskill
Jexiskill

Whether or not I hate microtransactions doesn't seem to matter. They are doing it anyway.

amdreallyfast
amdreallyfast

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.

amdreallyfast
amdreallyfast

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!

notjustin
notjustin

i dont like micro just let me buy it at once

notjustin
notjustin

uncharted 4 big reason to get the PS4 for me

notjustin
notjustin

well yu is cute but thats not the question is weather she's better looking the jess mcdonell

plark2
plark2

keep up the good work jess.

glückwunsch!! felicidades!!

TimberWolf_CLT
TimberWolf_CLT

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.)

Collectonian
Collectonian

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.

superbuuman
superbuuman

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

dagsix
dagsix

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.

ParanoidPaal
ParanoidPaal

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

Pawfalcon
Pawfalcon

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

super_tramp_tri
super_tramp_tri

Hello tempertress, doorselfin, sidburn, ricanv, zombie, russianmeatclob, and all the people I know and don't know! Hope everyone is having a fantabulous day!

spartanx169x
spartanx169x

@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.

toddx77
toddx77

@GameFan1983 Haha, if only the reverse was true.  I was a child development major in college and at most there would be me and maybe 2 other guys in the class.  The girls would always leave us alone lol.

rupti
rupti

@x2rufff4u Seriously dude enough with this comment on every panda video ><

LJNkickstarter
LJNkickstarter

@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.

amdreallyfast
amdreallyfast

@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.

nate1222
nate1222

@dagsix Agreed.

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.

rsj2
rsj2

@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.

Sidburn19
Sidburn19 moderator

I won't be sticking around tonight. I have stuff to be doing. Just checking in on my daily news update

Zombie97
Zombie97

@super_tramp_triWe have reached over 100 comments, I guess it's a good time for me to leave. Have a good one, everybody!

super_tramp_tri
super_tramp_tri

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Ado.

Zombie97
Zombie97

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 And Zorine?

super_tramp_tri
super_tramp_tri

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Zombie97
Zombie97

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super_tramp_tri
super_tramp_tri

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or does she need an invitation?

super_tramp_tri
super_tramp_tri

In your opinion who is the best hero/heroine in video game history?

super_tramp_tri
super_tramp_tri

In your opinion which is the best Grand Theft Auto game?

Zombie97
Zombie97

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super_tramp_tri
super_tramp_tri

What is your favorite sports team and which sport is it?

super_tramp_tri
super_tramp_tri

Does anyone want to hear tempertress sing the meowmix song like I do?

super_tramp_tri
super_tramp_tri

Is anyone interested in The Witcher 3 or CyberPunk 2077?

Gazkapop
Gazkapop

@super_tramp_tri To answer the question correctly, Uncharted 4.

...unless the next Mass Effect game counts?

super_tramp_tri
super_tramp_tri

I have two.. but since I asked the question I'm allowed.

Persona 5 and MGSV

Gazkapop
Gazkapop

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EDIT: I totally misread the question.

super_tramp_tri
super_tramp_tri

If you could have ONE game that has been announced but isn't out yet.. which would you choose?

super_tramp_tri
super_tramp_tri

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super_tramp_tri
super_tramp_tri

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super_tramp_tri
super_tramp_tri

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Zombie97
Zombie97

@super_tramp_tri @Zombie97[Goes to the mirror]

[Comes back disappointed :( ]

Gazkapop
Gazkapop

@super_tramp_tri @RussianMeatClob The Tempertress is always watching...

Zombie97
Zombie97

@RussianMeatClob Mine will stay there forever as a reminder of the good times we had (and hopefully will have) together on this chat :)

super_tramp_tri
super_tramp_tri

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Destroy our old high-score. Time to get a string of 300 replies on one comment..

GO!

super_tramp_tri
super_tramp_tri

@Zombie97 Do you think she may be hinting at something. (Perhaps she wants us to change our avatars back to little grasshopper.)