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Discussion in 'General Gaming' started by Chuck Norris, Feb 2, 2012.

  1. GrainWetski Arcane

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    It's okay. Worth playing.
     
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  2. sser Arcane Cuck Developer

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    Looked up Wizards & Warriors and immediately happened upon this nightmarish slaughter of nymphs:

     
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  3. octavius Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    That guy Sinatar looks like
    [​IMG]
     
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  4. Unkillable Cat Prestigious Gentleman LEST WE FORGET Patron

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    Codex 2014 Make the Codex Great Again! Grab the Codex by the pussy
    Translation: It's a large game world with lots of distractions that you must mostly ignore to be able to beat the game due to the time limit and darkness shrinking down the map.

    Trying something different (that doesn't pan out) =/= Being ahead of its time.

    CotFR dared to be different. That doesn't always work out.
     
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  5. octavius Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    Hmm...on my Play List I commented Challenge of the Five Realms with "sounds boring".
     
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  6. A_boring_GOG_bot Self-Ejected

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    Is Low Magic Age worth the money or should i stick to ToME ?
     
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  7. Multi-headed Cow Cipher

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    They're fairly different beasts since Low Magic Age is D20 tacticool combat. Depends on how much you enjoy the combat in things like Knights of the Chalice, Pathfinder Kingmaker, etc. I also haven't taken a look in a while but they've partially added the dynamic campaign mode I think. Been waiting until it's either done or more finished before I take another peek.
     
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  8. GrainWetski Arcane

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    Now imagine what that number would be with a lower cut. -7.8m?
     
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  9. udm Arcane Patron

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    lol what R&D
     
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  10. sullynathan Arcane

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    With GOG's rather low profits, is it time for many codexers to admit that GOG isn't as big as they think and most PC gamers really don't give a shit about lack of drm?
     
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  11. vonAchdorf Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    35 million in sales is really low. GOG seems to have a higher mind share than market share.
     
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  12. sullynathan Arcane

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    It would or should be easy for Epic to overtake it, no?
     
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  13. SquidVan Learned

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    Most don't. They just want to buy games on Steam because all of their friends are there and most of the multiplayer games are there. They won't give a shit about DRM until it directly affects them and bites them. Out of sight, out of mind. Who cares about DRM? I'm always online anyway. Yeah yeah.

    I ain't sharing my games with the Steam users when the apocalypse happens.
     
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  14. Removal Educated

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    has to be that store/client update they did, they probably blew a ton of money on it
    I'm still angry about how shit it is
     
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  15. Melcar Arcane

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    Yeah, I bet they thought this "Galaxy" thing was going to be awesome.
     
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    Codex 2014 PC RPG Website of the Year, 2015 Codex 2016 - The Age of Grimoire Make the Codex Great Again! Grab the Codex by the pussy Divinity: Original Sin Project: Eternity Torment: Tides of Numenera Shadorwun: Hong Kong Divinity: Original Sin 2 BattleTech A Beautifully Desolate Campaign
    When a huge number of your sales are made at 2 to 10$, 35 millions is quite a lot of products sold actually. All with tiny cuts going to server costs and shit.

    I hope things get better for them, because we need a real alternative to Steam that also puts costumers first and has no DRM. With Epic yanking releases from GOG this year, it's going to be incredibly hard. I hope Epic crashes and burns, and that GOG survives the hard times coming and grows much more sustainable. But I don't know how they're going to do that. I don' think pre-orders for Bloodlines and Cyberpunk are going to cut it.
     
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  17. sullynathan Arcane

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    But that's not going to happen at all. I brought this point up in the other thread a month ago, games that release on gog sell even better on steam with DRM.
     
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  18. Melcar Arcane

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    GOG to me was never a Steam alternative. Rather a place to get old games and maybe the odd game I could not get on Steam. They just don't have the catalogue to enable them to be a viable competitor to the big digital stores. Should have stayed in their niche.
     
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  19. Alienman Arcane Patron

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    Codex 2016 - The Age of Grimoire Make the Codex Great Again! Grab the Codex by the pussy Shadorwun: Hong Kong Divinity: Original Sin 2
    Kinda inevitable to expand, you will run out of old games eventually. What I don't get is how you only make a few thousand from 35 million.
     
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  20. Removal Educated

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    well, GoG somewhat hit their limit of easy to grab and fix up older games without getting bogged down in figuring out who owns what rights and which widows or defunct companies need to be paid off to get said rights. The Diablo move was pretty smart though, and partnering up would be a stop gap until they can get themselves in order. But then again, that model would hit the limits pretty fast.
    CDPR could probably justify running GoG at a loss since it has given them a bigger name and a not insignificant part of the digital market

    I just want them to steal the Metaltech rights from HiRez so I can stop fiddling with HiRez's terrible isos and lack of soundtracks
     
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  21. vonAchdorf Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    Accounting.
    And they have a staff of 180 people.
     
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  22. CryptRat Prestigious Gentleman Arcane Developer

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    Stores other than GoG which propose DRM-free installers generally also allow to only sell a Steam key instead which is what many studios choose to do. I don't know if GoG converted many studios from not wanting to sell games without DRM to finally agreeing to, maybe they did or maybe many studios have always just considered it's not worth bothering selling anything else than Steam keys. Either way that GoG does not leave the choice and that they became big enough that many studios bother to sell on GoG and then sell DRM-free versions of their games while otherwise they would not is truly great, I love GoG for that.
     
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  23. GrainWetski Arcane

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    While the entitled devs would have you believe it costs nothing to run a store, it actually does.
     
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  24. udm Arcane Patron

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    It's not that though. DRM-free can definitely be a huge boon, if and only if everything else is functional. However, Galaxy still remains a piece of trash, every redesign of their site is worse than the last, and the one thing that would certainly make them lose out to other stores is that they reject games that they could sell as part of their USP (or they begin to sell them 1-2 months late after the initial hype wave). It doesn't take a genius to figure out why they're not making as much as they should, especially when they're doing a piss poor job at the one thing they should be doing - selling games that people want to play. Instead, they sit contentedly in their ivory tower, acting like they're the gatekeeper of the gaming industry. No shit Sherlock, that's why you're bleeding money.
     
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  25. Valky Arcane Manlet

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    They rejected Grimoire, that alone shows that they have accepted their death.
     
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