GS News - New Gearbox and CliffyB Games; Euro Devs Prefer PC over Consoles!

CliffyB and Gearbox reveal their new titles, a GDC survey shows us that European devs lean on crowd-funding, and Driveclub weather effects look cool!

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KShearon
KShearon

I've donated to a few crowdfunded games, and may want to do one more: Star Citizen. So far, I have not seen my games come to fruition, but I get updates often from: Kingdom Come: Deliverance, Night in the Woods (Hooray, great showing at E3!), Obduction, and Double Fine's Massive Chalice. I've only given small amounts for all these, basically enough to get electronic copies of the game for my PC. I also realize I could never even see these games come to light., it's a risk investment. I think if you go into the donation, knowing it's like gambling in Vegas - meaning, you will still be able to survive without that money, it's a perfectly legitimate use of excess cash. If you go into with the state of mind that every dollar is precious in your bank account, then yeah...focus on other savings goals and/or feeding yourself. Don't crowdfund.

spenta
spenta

She must smoke or be sick all the time.  

spenta
spenta

An impressive not real time driving simulator trailer?  Wow never seen one of those before, except for every driving simulator made over the past 10 years.

spenta
spenta

Battleborn looks like its for a 6 year old


youre_a_sheep
youre_a_sheep

I think pre-ordering a game is foolish, so you can guess what I think of crowd-funding.

So when Drive Club finally comes out it STILL won't be finished.  So much for taking the time until it's ready.

RevLux
RevLux

There is one thing that we gamers have consistently agreed upon. Standing in solidarity we've said with a loud and clear voice that we desperately need more free to play and first person shooter games. Cliffy B proves to, once again, have his middle finger on the pulse of modern gaming. (j/k)

Metallicwolf29
Metallicwolf29

I think I'll visit Australia for some research..

Dannystaples14
Dannystaples14

Arena shooters are good but they are practically one dimensional. Basically a more samey version of generic shooters like COD.

If Drive Club looks like that gameplay I will be very impressed. Though something tells me this is going to end up as another Watch Dogs. Funny enough Watch Dogs also had loads of water effects in it at E3 and none of them ended up in the end PS4 or Xbox One versions and needed to be unlocked pretty much in the PC version. Car games are easier to make than open worlds sure enough but that does seem a little too much of a jump to me. I guess we'll have to see. I won't be getting either console till the end of this year anyway.

The only thing that I'm thinking now is they had room for that weather because they neglected the game in other places. I must tell you if the handling in this game is too much like arcade racers, (like GRID or something) I won't be going near it. Handling is normally a deal breaker for me. It needs to feel real enough to be challenging and realistic but flexible enough to be fun. Forza Horizon 1 is the closest I've seen to perfection in this department. Hell even Need for Speed is fine. GRID was too arcady to me, was like driving remote controlled cars the entire time. Then GRID 2 which made me so annoyed that I stopped playing, all because of the stupid handling.

nE0-n1nja
nE0-n1nja

So, FPS arenas are going to be popular in the upcoming years, eh?

dmblum1799
dmblum1799

Crowdfunding? That's a very bad investment for suckers. Try pharmaceuticals or companies like 3m. Actually equities are kinda high now so maybe wait a month.The only game company I invested in was Activision/Blizzard b/c they had a stable of titles. I worked in the game industry in the 90s (EA offshoot) and it's a very unstable industry.


But dude. This woman seems very nice but she's a vampire. She's wearing a black sort of scarf  IN SUMMER. Clearing hiding bite marks.





Maj_Wood
Maj_Wood

Battleborn: go go Crayola computer games but in all seriousness I'd wish they'd finish brothers in arms how long has it been anyway since Hell's highway?


Crowd funding:

for new devs or devs that have no backing should try crowd funding but folk like EA or Activision shouldn't they've got billions and I don't think they'd try just say is all

SingletreeAve
SingletreeAve

Battleborn reminds me of when I experimented with acid in college.  Not sure why.

SaintsRowLA
SaintsRowLA

Great Show.  Thank You Jess.


BATTLEBORN

I know it will be great, but hopefully you won't have to spend half your time scavenging, i.e. opening up every locker, safe, desk, ect like you do in the Borderlands series.


DRIVE CLUB

"Play God with the weather.  Looks, Sounds, Feels, Tastes, and Smells Great!!  

I think it will be a winner.


*I'm sure all those games will wonderful. 

*Sincerely, nothing but appreciation, best wishes and warmest regards*

God Bless You.  If I could play God and do everything more than you could ask or imagine. . well, you would be the luckiest women in the world.

SaintsRowLA
SaintsRowLA

Sincere Compliment Intended.


Jess you are beautiful than ever. Beautiful scarf, attire, personality, charm, pleasant, and of course looks.

*SaintRowLA faints in delight*

hystavito
hystavito

Crowdfunding is pretty damned cool, but also scary :).  There's a whole bunch of potential problems, but one of the biggest and the root of many others is lack of consequences, or at least ones that are far less severe.  Whether it's planned malicious intent, incompetence, failures after genuine attempts, whatever, all of it is far more likely to occur when you have virtually no obligations to your money people that can be enforced by something like laws.

Pawfalcon
Pawfalcon

Gotta admit, I kinda hope Cliff's arena shooter sucks just because I don't like the guy (just seems like such a d bag). Though knowing that Nexon is involved is probably a good sign. For me I mean.

Afinati
Afinati

I don't see why crowdfunding is a necessarily bad thing, as long as devs are prepared to get into the nitty-gritty of contributers' input and willing to bare their owe inner workings (delays, concept changes, whatever).

Also, I never would have guessed that 65% of European devs were working on mobas. I'd have gone with 30-40% ... and would have thought that to be bloated. Ah well...

DrKill09
DrKill09

I liked this site better when it wasn't infested with Brits.  I really hate that accent.

TimberWolf_CLT
TimberWolf_CLT

I must say that I was shocked, just shocked that Cliffy was working on an arena shooter!  (Ok, not really, I suppose I really shouldn't lie, sorry...)  For his sake I hope it's at least passible.

Good to see Gearbox not pigeonholing themselves (serious comment this time) and trying something stylistically different.  I found it interesting to see 4 (I could have miscounted) different players on the team but the gameplay looks interesting.

As for the Euro devs, cool we need more PC games!

Finally, if Driveclub  really pulls off the weather effects without bringing the console to a crawl they'll deserve some serious praise.  The graphics are one thing but to get the physics correct as well, that would be sweet.

yellowsanchez
yellowsanchez

Battleborn trailer is good and all but need some gameplay so i can say yay or nay

Zombie97
Zombie97

Battleborn sparked my interest, I look forward to hearing more information about it.

I think that crowdfunding really helps small developers to make new and exciting games. It has some negative aspects of course, not all projects will live up to the expectations and some people might even rip you off, but overall crowdfunding is a positive thing for the games industry. We just need to be careful who we give our money to.

raptor1998
raptor1998

Did I hear Randy Pitchford? I'm not coming close to any game he's been touching. Remember ACM people. 


Aliens: Colonial Marines

spartanx169x
spartanx169x

@Dannystaples14  As a long time racing game fan, I absolutely hate the idea of racing in the rain. That alone will keep me away from  Drive Club.

Dannystaples14
Dannystaples14

@dmblum1799 She is in Australia where it is Winter right now.

Slagar
Slagar

@SaintsRowLA Creepy internet weirdo. Spend more time outside with real people, less time playing video games :p

Slagar
Slagar

@DrKill09 Tolerance isn't usually a strong-point of most gamers personalities.

chicagog19
chicagog19

@DrKill09 Who cares where the employees come from? If they are good at their job, that's all that matters. 

homelessgamer
homelessgamer

I'm depressed now because of your ignorance, thanks.

prodigy_69
prodigy_69

@DrKill09 I hate ldiots from America who can't tell the difference between an Australian accent and a British one.

Dannystaples14
Dannystaples14

@spartanx169x I can't remember the last game I played where it was implemented with any meaning to be honest. Even simulations like Forza and Gran Turismo don't use weather. I'm happy to give it a go but it does need to feel decent. If it is like your driven onto a patch of ice when raining (excluding aquaplaning) then it won't be fun at all. In other words it needs to feel realistic.

Everything else can be dodgy for me in racing games but it is the steering which I notice the most. Probably why I find it hard to play arcade racers these days after playing Forza 3 and 4 so much.

dmblum1799
dmblum1799

@Dannystaples14


Gamespot must be really flush with cash if they afford to have offices in California and Australia.


SaintsRowLA
SaintsRowLA

@Mantan911 @SaintsRowLA


It was.  I thought the shooting and combat was the best part. 


I know you don't have to loot everything all the time, but it does get to be excessive.

tansei
tansei

I don't think he should go outside.

SlyMC182
SlyMC182

@prodigy_69 @DrKill09 @SaintsRowLA

I hate no one Australian, British or American. Nothing is ever gained by meeting intolerance with hate. It has been my experience that intolerance and hate are equally opportunity offenders and have no national boundaries. There are good and bad people in all countries. Sadly the comment section of many gaming websites are so full of hate that in most cases I do not even bother to comment anymore. It may be difficult at times, but in my opinion it is always better to never add to the strife.

Slagar
Slagar

@prodigy_69 @DrKill09 His epic fail did give me a damn good laugh though. If you're going to fail, might as well do so epically.

SaintsRowLA
SaintsRowLA

@prodigy_69 @DrKill09


Another opportunistic hater.  


@ssholes would be more like it. American or not.  Plently of Americans are @ssholes.  Screw 'em.

SaintsRowLA
SaintsRowLA

@Zombie97 @raptor1998


I only played on Brother's In Arms game, i.e. 'Brothers In Arms Highway To Hell"


Great game.  I loved it.  It came out in 2008 and is still a great squad based tactical shooter.

riotinto876
riotinto876

@dmblum1799 @Dannystaples14 That awkward moment when you notice cbs owns gamespot and they pay for it.