• Mass Effect Megathread: DING DONG BANNU edition
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[QUOTE=GetBent;34817298]Actually, she shoots him once and he falls to the floor. Then she shoots him three more times and you can still hear him.[/QUOTE] You forgot the part where she smirks. Buh Bi, Ash, not going to miss you at the AA tower.
video game developers aren't your friends, they're making games to both tell a story and turn a profit(more one than the other for most devs) because money is more useful than friendship. If you can't adapt to that and get pissed off when a dev charges for something extra then I dunno what to tell you guys..
[QUOTE=dumbidiotretard;34820216]video game developers aren't your friends, they're making games to both tell a story and turn a profit(more one than the other for most devs) because money is more useful than friendship. If you can't adapt to that and get pissed off when a dev charges for something extra then I dunno what to tell you guys..[/QUOTE] Guess that's why EA isn't on Steam anymore.
[QUOTE=dumbidiotretard;34820216]video game developers aren't your friends, they're making games to both tell a story and turn a profit(more one than the other for most devs) because money is more useful than friendship. If you can't adapt to that and get pissed off when a dev charges for something extra then I dunno what to tell you guys..[/QUOTE] It's not extra though. If you've played the games then you know it's a pretty significant part of the lore that shouldn't just fucking pop out of nowhere. And whilst developers are trying to make money they still have to respect their customers by not pulling dumb shit like this.
[QUOTE=dumbidiotretard;34820216]video game developers aren't your friends, they're making games to both tell a story and turn a profit(more one than the other for most devs) because money is more useful than friendship. If you can't adapt to that and get pissed off when a dev charges for something extra then I dunno what to tell you guys..[/QUOTE] “If you’re not making your customers happy you’re doing something stupid” -Gabe Newell.
Well they don't have to turn over profit to Valve when their games are located on their own program, and they have the resources to manage their own digital store. So it was inevitable really. I could see EA trying to just buy out steam completely in the near future.
[QUOTE=dumbidiotretard;34820216]video game developers aren't your friends, they're making games to both tell a story and turn a profit(more one than the other for most devs) because money is more useful than friendship. If you can't adapt to that and get pissed off when a dev charges for something extra then I dunno what to tell you guys..[/QUOTE] Even then, who knows how much is EA's choice. Publishers kind of control everything, considering they pay for all of your game. Personally, I rather just wait for the game and play it, before I ever make a judgement of its quality.
[QUOTE=dumbidiotretard;34820285]Well they don't have to turn over profit to Valve when their games are located on their own program, and they have the resources to manage their own digital store. So it was inevitable really. I could see EA trying to just buy out steam completely in the near future.[/QUOTE] What on earth have Origin and Steam got to do with anything? We're discussing the dlc bullshit.
[QUOTE=Heigou;34819599]What the flying christ, so they took one of the selling points of the game (Decisions that actually impacts the fucking storyline in the long term) and threw that shit out of the window just for more cash? Go die EA, leave Bioware alone and let them do their god damn work. Unless that's Bioware which I doubt since Bioware is coolbro status.[/QUOTE] The chopping up of the story comes from acclamation between BioWare and EA. The bad story is all BW. You people seriously need stop acting like BW hasn't had a sea change because they have. They are not the same company you remember from nostalgia and they're never going to be again. Thinking that BW was immune to EA's influence is completely moribund. [b]EA pays the bills.[/b]
[QUOTE=spiderpiglol;34820305]What on earth have Origin and Steam got to do with anything? We're discussing the dlc bullshit.[/QUOTE] was a reply to Thom12255...
[QUOTE=spiderpiglol;34820305]What on earth have Origin and Steam got to do with anything? We're discussing the dlc bullshit.[/QUOTE] Re read the past 7 posts.
[media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bzoql_5EXZ8[/media] Cheating items is morally grey, but this shit deserves a permaban from all Origin multiplayer games.
Look, I'm not one for getting into arguments on the internet, because at the end of the day, nobody comes out of it looking good, or in the right. But I feel I have a point to make here. People seem to be making the argument that this is optional character DLC. It is optional DLC [i]because it was removed from the game[/i]. Anything is optional, if it is removed, and then you are asked to pay an additional fee for it. Why did I make the comparison to the Krogan genophage plot, that seems to have come off as hyperbolic? Because this is a damn Prothean; the race whose existence and extinction has been at the heart of the Mass Effect series. The discovery of a living, breathing, 50,000 year-old member of their race is a huge deal to the franchise's lore; just as much of a deal as the resolution to the Salarian/Krogan conflict, or the Geth/Quarian war, if not more so. To gloss over such a plot revelation, and relegate it to DLC-status comes across as having a blatant disregard for the series' storyline and lore. Perhaps a better example would be Garrus; his inclusion as a squadmate in ME3 is currently semi-optional, as he can die on the Suicide Mission. Would the circumstances be the same, had BioWare made him 100% optional, ensuring that he can only be recruited if you purchase the Day One 'Archangel' DLC? In fact, I would argue this current situation is perhaps even worse, as whilst Garrus is certainly an integral part of the franchise, EA has on this occasion, apparently decided that a revelatory element, such as a Prothean, is not a 'key' story element, and has devalued it's existence within the story. The most important point I feel needs to be made is precedent. Here, a substantial plot-point and element of the series has been removed, and relegated to the level of an 'optional' element. The question is, how much of the game are you willing to see be made 'optional' before it becomes an issue? Zaeed and Kasumi were both optional characters, true; however one came packaged with every single new copy of the game, in additional to other free content, whilst another was released later into the game's lifecycle, following additional work on her loyalty mission. More to the point, but characters 'felt' like they were optional; whilst they had intended to be part of the game from the start, they lack recruitment missions, or dialogue progression, and were clearly later additions to the series. Do you miss out on content if you choose not the recruit them, yes, but you do not lose out on lore, or story progression. Shale from Dragon Age is another example; their original role was removed from the game, and by the time they had chosen to revive the character, it was too late to integrate them into the main plot. As a result, the character was made totally optional, and released with every new copy of the game. Should you choose not to recruit Shale, you miss out on additional dialogue, and a 'loyalty' mission-of-sorts, but you do not lose a substantial element of the core plot. Ultimately, whilst I may disagree almost entirely with Day One DLC, I understand it's purported purpose; to encourage fresh purchases (sending more revenue to the developer). However, the job of Day One DLC is [u]not[/u] to remove pre-existing elements of the storyline, in order to create additional revenue, or to encourage players to purchase the $80 collector's edition. Major releases are currently more expensive than they have ever been, and to me, this seems to be an example of a publisher seeing how far it can go, how much it can remove from the base game, whilst still getting customers to pay an additional fee on release day, in order to 'complete' their game. Phew.
There isn't any justification for Day One DLC. If it's being released at the same time as the game it's obviously already finished and should be a part of the base game.
[QUOTE=JesterUK;34820778]There isn't any justification for Day One DLC. If it's being released at the same time as the game it's obviously already finished and should be a part of the base game.[/QUOTE] Here's your damned justification! [video=youtube;ON-7v4qnHP8]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ON-7v4qnHP8[/video] L-O-D-S OF E-M-O-N-E WAS THA SPELL? LOAAADS A MONEY!
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[QUOTE=mercurius;34820589] Cheating items is morally grey, but this shit deserves a permaban from all Origin multiplayer games.[/QUOTE] they must of thought the bin files that contained the game content were uncrackable or something because as far as i can tell there is no anti-cheat or verification of client files at all. hopefully this will change with the full game because the crap in the video just ruins everything that makes the multiplayer fun and addicting. the MP is too fun to just die out only a few months after release because of cheaters like crysis 2
Capitalist pig days like these make me wish it were ILLEGAL for such heresies to be done, making it so that EA wouldn't pull this shit ever. But they're absolute monsters, just like Activision, and have no place in the New World.
kill the rich feed the poor video game anarchy 2k12 burn down EA
God the matchmaking system is such utter shit Fuck off with that asswater back to consoles and give the PC at least some semblance of a browser, instead of being connected to someone with a 800 ping, or, not being able to connect at all and having NO way to escape out of the COMMUNICATING screen, other than Ending Task. Fuck I don't even care about Dedicated servers, I just want to see them on a browser, so I can pick one with decent latency. Is that too much to fuckin ask
[QUOTE=Lukeo;34818724] Totally agree with what I've watched so far, about 6 minutes. He seems to be discussing EA/DLC for a lot of the video, don't think he's criticising the game.[/QUOTE] I agree with a lot of his points but I thought it was funny how he said that UK Gamers got ripped off "A hell of a lot more" when it came to the Digital Deluxe Edition vs. Americans. Not really true. Sure, it's about 5 dollars more expensive in the GBP equivalent than the US version, but at the same time their standard edition is about 5 dollars cheaper in the equivalent. So it evens out.
[IMG]http://filesmelt.com/dl/MassEffect3Demo_2012-02-22_15-30-27-88.bmp[/IMG] melee krogan gonna melee.
I preordered the digital deluxe edition and I'm not gonna cancel it because Battlefield 3
[QUOTE=krakadict;34821203][IMG]http://filesmelt.com/dl/MassEffect3Demo_2012-02-22_15-30-27-88.bmp[/IMG] melee krogan gonna melee.[/QUOTE] a bronze match got you that many credits?
Bioware has officially been indoctrinated.
[IMG]http://dl.dropbox.com/u/2615818/STAMPYPOO.png[/IMG] END OF RINE AGAIN.
[QUOTE=Lambeth;34821256]I preordered the digital deluxe edition and I'm not gonna cancel it because Battlefield 3[/QUOTE] I can't believe they're giving BF3 away for free. I almost wish I hadn't bought BF3 at Gamestop used and conned a free new online pass out of EA just so I could have gotten it for free now :v: Then again I think the Physical version of the Collector's Edition > Digital. I'm getting a Lithograph and a patch and I get to go to a midnight release and get other free shit like posters and your mom.
[QUOTE=Jackald;34819939] Watch 2:00 onwards. That's a clever idea, I dunno why more devs don't do this...[/QUOTE] They did this for Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3 on Xbox. On one side you would have the Soviet faction and on the other you'd have the Allies. Was pretty neat.
[QUOTE=dumbidiotretard;34820285]Well they don't have to turn over profit to Valve when their games are located on their own program, and they have the resources to manage their own digital store. So it was inevitable really. I could see EA trying to just buy out steam completely in the near future.[/QUOTE] Valve is a privately owned company. EA couldn't buy out Valve unless Gabe was literally selling it.
Wait hold on I'm confused about something. Didn't they say somewhere that in ME3 there would actually be blindfire so you wouldn't have to stand up out of cover and go "HEY I'M RIGHT HERE SHOOT ME"? I haven't noticed that in ME3 demo yet. You still pop out like a retard.
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