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Can we please stop giving awards to games that haven't been released yet? Look at No Man's Sky - it won Best Original Game and Best Independent Game TWO YEARS before it released, and everyone who has a current gen system knows how well that turned out. I know that won't be the case for FFVII (unless there's just a huge amount of technical issues), but it really does just come across as an attempt for these reviewers/showcases to get attention long before there's anything of substance to actually review.

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Somewhere Pete Hines and Todd Howard both gasped in unison, questioning, "No Skyrim?"

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@Red_Frog: But we know Spider-Man, and the Guardians (at least, as a group) won't be gone - both of them have films coming up. Black Widow has an upcoming film as well, but it could be an origin story (I'd still place money on them not killing her off, though, as that would put a damper on any other films about her).

Captain will die, though. Chris Evans has already stated this will be his last Marvel film, and they've made Cap into a character that can't sit idly on the sidelines, so there's no way the character "retires."

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They're trying to argue a point that no one's really trying to make, like they're the victims... but they're not. They could very well accept the same thing that the overwhelming majority of publishers and developers do: that Steam gets a hefty cut of the profits... OR they could make a Store that's viable to competing with Steam, which they're not doing. Their store is garbage, it's handled poorly, it has a much more limited amount of games and features. Make Epic Store worth using and - maybe - people won't react like they're feel like they're forced to jump through your hoop if they wish to be a consumer of your product (that, again, they're already paying for).

If you want people to purchase your games, then treat them like you actually care about them and their feedback.

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Wouldn't recommend purchasing.

On PC, it's actually an incredibly fun game with friends - but the experience on 360/PS3 (where Overkill waited nearly two years after release to say "Yeah, we're not actually going to update this game - but hey, you can buy it on the next gen!") and on Xbox One/PS4 (where updates and DLCs are an afterthought), I don't expect the Switch to fair be any better than Microsoft or Sony consoles.

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No, there was no dispute. EA disagreed with the time that it takes, but they offered no evidence to the contrary.

In fact, in an interview with Angry Joe (13:43 in the video, you can find it on Youtube), the multiplayer producer outright stated that he didn't know how long it would take to unlock everything without paying real money.

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Breaking News: Developer Doesn't Deliver on Promises!

And no one was surprised.

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@super-khalid89: For what they're trying to do, I don't think anything EXCEPT ESRB M would work.

If they tried to make a lesser rating, it would ruin a lot of the game.

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Saints Row: The Third was "arguably the best game in the series"? Could I get the argument for that, please? I highly disagree.

First, no Johnny Gat - hands down one of the best allies of all time. He was the right amount of funny, badass, and flawed, and he only gets a brief moment in the third game.

Second, the missions - aside from a handful of missions, your "story" involves just doing side quests (or "activities" as they're called). Cyber Blazing, Professor Genki's television show, Trafficking (protecting people as they sell your merchandise). It was the opposite of GTAIV - where GTAIV went incredibly serious, Saints Row went incredibly silly.

Third, the "storyline" was simply you bringing yourself back to power - but not exactly through ownership, but through brand recognition. You're building yourself up as a label, rather than the gang you originally were.

No, I highly disagree with the Third being the best, by far. Go back and play Saints Row 2 - where each gang has a story arch that can be played in any order, where there are moments that are actually engaging and leave you wanting to take out your enemies as a personal vendetta (remember what happens to Aisha in SR2?), rather than just leaving you feeling like you're doing silly side stunts like a part of some $4.99 mobile game.

TL;DR:
The majority of Saints Row: The Third was simply made of "filler" side quests and overly hollow stereotypes. Was it fun? Yes, but "arguably the best" is a funnier statement than anything actually found in the game.

Also, this clip from SR2 is simply too badass: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DBSg2F53nZQ

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It's going to burn out faster than For Honor.

"...And Why It's Not An Assassin's Creed Game..." The main reason why Black Flag's piracy component was such a big success was because it was an Assassin's Creed game. Taking that kind of combat system and putting it into a multiplayer setting is going to show just how limiting it is ("we're going to circle one another's ships until one of us lands slightly more shots than the other!").

Black Flag was my favorite Assassin's Creed by far, but I simply don't see how the system can offer any more than that unless they break up roles aboard the ship (like Sea of Thieves) and allow individuals to board one another's ships during battle.