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 on: December 19, 2014, 11:11:41 PM 
Started by Punisher - Last post by EngineNo9

Quote from: kratz on December 19, 2014, 06:11:29 AM

Quote from: EngineNo9 on December 18, 2014, 05:04:53 PM

Eh, it was a stupid concept to begin with.  Can you imagine the outrage and anger if some middle eastern country had made a movie all about killing the actual president?  (pretending that they have a Hollywood size industry, stars, budget, marketing, worldwide distribution, etc like Sony and this movie)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Death_of_a_President_%282006_film%29

You're right, I guess that movie exists, but I had never heard of it and I bet neither had anyone else here or really most people across the country.  I think that's a little different than a major holiday movie with a couple of big name Hollywood actors from a major international movie studio like Sony and the marketing budget to go along with that.  In comparison there would be no outcry over a movie nobody hears about.

Quote from: Purge on December 19, 2014, 09:22:38 PM

Oh, and if you're into bad ideas, here's a particularly good one:

http://www.techradar.com/us/news/gaming/consoles/why-sony-canceling-the-interview-in-theaters-is-a-huge-win-for-ps4-1277603

If one were to use a Venn diagram to show the actual footprint of people willing to buy a digital movie, on an exclusive console, the overlap is going to be a small subset. Not going to make the 44 million for production costs, or the 30 million in advertising.

Yikes.

I think another thing that article glosses over is that smaller movies frequently release on Xbox video (and probably other streaming services) at the same time they hit theaters or even weeks before.  They act as if Comcast and their $60 Tower Heist debacle is the only time somebody has tried to release a movie to streaming near it's theatrical release date.

 72 
 on: December 19, 2014, 10:47:31 PM 
Started by Kvothe - Last post by Lee
There is a full mobile version of Sim City, its been out for years. I haven't played it, but reviews always made it out to be very buggy and EA didn't support it.

Agreed though, I mostly gave up on iOS gaming. Of course I will still buy the good stuff. Just bought Qvadriga.

 73 
 on: December 19, 2014, 10:01:37 PM 
Started by naednek - Last post by naednek

Quote from: Caine on December 19, 2014, 04:07:03 PM

In all fairness, yes that call was definitely blown on the roughing call.  Although it would not have changed the outcome of the game, just the final score. 

I agree, I just found it funny.

 74 
 on: December 19, 2014, 09:42:30 PM 
Started by Kvothe - Last post by forgeforsaken

Quote from: Kvothe on December 19, 2014, 09:25:49 PM

Subject says it all, and idiots are to blame.

Sim City is the latest example I'd like to discuss.  If EA (very bad company anyway, though I love Fifa), were to create a full fledged Sim City And charge $15 or so for it without IAP bullshit, and made it similar enough to any Sim City we've played...  They would sell a truck load and gain a crap load more respect. 

How the hell is this not a no brainer?  That was rhetorical, it's not, because you have brain dead tools spending shit loads of money on Candy Crush, FarmVille and the like and the real gamers amongst us get shafted.

The studios that do it gain my utmost respect, those that jump on the IAP shit wagon lose a lot of respect.  Blizzard is by all means the only big developer that gets it right.  EA isn't even freaking close.

Just had to vent, the ipad is a nice place to play while not at home, but would be so much better if the execs at these companies weren't such idiots.  I get that they may make more now, but long term the latter is a lot better option.  Charge $15 or $20 for a full fledged sim city game on ios without IAP shiit, your eyes will be open ea idiots.

Yeah, their eyes will be open, open to near zero sales.

This fight is over, the market expects mobile games to cost $5 and under and even $5 is considered the high end.

 75 
 on: December 19, 2014, 09:25:49 PM 
Started by Kvothe - Last post by Kvothe
Subject says it all, and idiots are to blame.

Sim City is the latest example I'd like to discuss.  If EA (very bad company anyway, though I love Fifa), were to create a full fledged Sim City And charge $15 or so for it without IAP bullshit, and made it similar enough to any Sim City we've played...  They would sell a truck load and gain a crap load more respect. 

How the hell is this not a no brainer?  That was rhetorical, it's not, because you have brain dead tools spending shit loads of money on Candy Crush, FarmVille and the like and the real gamers amongst us get shafted.

The studios that do it gain my utmost respect, those that jump on the IAP shit wagon lose a lot of respect.  Blizzard is by all means the only big developer that gets it right.  EA isn't even freaking close.

Just had to vent, the ipad is a nice place to play while not at home, but would be so much better if the execs at these companies weren't such idiots.  I get that they may make more now, but long term the latter is a lot better option.  Charge $15 or $20 for a full fledged sim city game on ios without IAP shiit, your eyes will be open ea idiots.

 76 
 on: December 19, 2014, 09:22:38 PM 
Started by Punisher - Last post by Purge
Oh, and if you're into bad ideas, here's a particularly good one:

http://www.techradar.com/us/news/gaming/consoles/why-sony-canceling-the-interview-in-theaters-is-a-huge-win-for-ps4-1277603

If one were to use a Venn diagram to show the actual footprint of people willing to buy a digital movie, on an exclusive console, the overlap is going to be a small subset. Not going to make the 44 million for production costs, or the 30 million in advertising.

Yikes.


 77 
 on: December 19, 2014, 08:06:10 PM 
Started by Teggy - Last post by hepcat
I also really enjoyed it.  I binge watched it over the space of 4 days.  It fills the hole that was created by Spartacus ending.  And it's not nearly as ridiculously stupid as Da Vinci's Demons.

 78 
 on: December 19, 2014, 07:45:47 PM 
Started by Punisher - Last post by Purge
Even in Kanukistan, we agree.

 79 
 on: December 19, 2014, 07:35:39 PM 
Started by Teggy - Last post by kronovan
I'm watching the Netflix original series Marco Polo which was jointly produced with The Weinstein Company. Wow, am I ever impressed with this new series! It deals with Polo's life during the time he was present in the court of Kublai Khan. I'm only 4 of the 10 episodes in, so I'm not sure if it moves to other locations.

While it may not be that historically accurate, it's damn entertaining. I give it 2 thumbs up for anyone who's interested in history or anyone who might find the maneuvers and intrigue of an Asian medieval court entertaining. There's a fair amount of gore, nudity and sex -although not of the explicit variety- so not recommended for preteens

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 on: December 19, 2014, 07:25:55 PM 
Started by Punisher - Last post by Kvothe
All of us agree smile

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