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  • In fact where linux used to get the odd bone thrown to them with a AAA title we haven't seen that in close to three years (Prey being the last bone). If anything AAA titles that were planned or were there have been dropped over the last few years, such as WoW, UT3, EVE, etc despite linux's "growing numbers".

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    • i think that the last bone was etqw... but yeah we haven't seen AAA games since at least 3 years....

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      • Originally posted by Setlec View Post
        i think that the last bone was etqw... but yeah we haven't seen AAA games since at least 3 years....
        ET:QW came out in 2007, Prey came out 2008.

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        • Let's face it, with consoles getting more and more of the attention on the gaming front it is shifting their attention away from PC gaming. Do you really think that the big boys are going to put more effort into linux versions for the PC when most of them are simply porting the console versions to a windows PC if they even offer that?

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          • Realistically, the most one could probably hope for when it comes to AAA gaming in linux is that someone like EA decides that they will use a Cider like solution instead of a true port and bundles it with the PC version with Mac and Linux blobs along side of it. Alternatively maybe work with someone like Codeweavers to ensure compatibility with Crossover Gaming.

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            • @Svartalf

              I guess your calculation is wrong as it is possible to select more than 1 target os too. So you would basically have to split the price between paid between 2 or 3 os. You will definitely get more than 100% users altogether when you sum up all 3 os. If you selected win+linux and paid 10$ then who do you count it? 10$ for linux AND win? or 5$ each... just think about it.

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              • Originally posted by Kano View Post
                @Svartalf

                I guess your calculation is wrong as it is possible to select more than 1 target os too. So you would basically have to split the price between paid between 2 or 3 os. You will definitely get more than 100% users altogether when you sum up all 3 os. If you selected win+linux and paid 10$ then who do you count it? 10$ for linux AND win? or 5$ each... just think about it.
                Not only that but a lot of purchasers will "pig out" and download them all, needed or not, just in case. People are pack rats when it comes to downloading. The need and market for large capacity harddrives shows us that.

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                • Originally posted by Setlec View Post
                  i think that the last bone was etqw... but yeah we haven't seen AAA games since at least 3 years....
                  No. The last AAA title was years ago

                  Sacred (2009)

                  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sacred_%28video_game%29

                  Best Selling PC Games:

                  46. Sacred

                  http://www.listal.com/list/bestselling-pc-games

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                  • Originally posted by gbudny View Post
                    No. The last AAA title was years ago

                    Sacred (2009)

                    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sacred_%28video_game%29

                    Best Selling PC Games:

                    46. Sacred

                    http://www.listal.com/list/bestselling-pc-games
                    OK, but it being a 5 year old game at that point you can safely say that it was bargin bin fodder at that point.

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                    • Also I wouldn't consider Sacred a AAA title. They are typically considered to be a) a high quality title with b) a high budget. Compared to budgets that are found in other studios I'm not sure Sacred would fall in to that category.

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                      • Originally posted by Kano View Post
                        @Svartalf

                        I guess your calculation is wrong as it is possible to select more than 1 target os too. So you would basically have to split the price between paid between 2 or 3 os. You will definitely get more than 100% users altogether when you sum up all 3 os. If you selected win+linux and paid 10$ then who do you count it? 10$ for linux AND win? or 5$ each... just think about it.
                        Heh... The total number is quite simply the number of people that were takers. The estimated figures are off of what was reported as the OS when they downloaded first since they ask you which OS. I state that it's off- and it could be more because I'm presuming the number of "cheap" people that were dragging the average down were predominately Windows users based on the last HIB and the reports from this one. As such, it's an educated guess on things (Unfortunately, anyone that's honest will tell you the same thing on any of the sales figures... )

                        Still, roughly 11% of sales there and with the previous one, combined with the figures I've got access to for Caster will help with the things I'm trying to do.

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                        • Originally posted by Svartalf View Post
                          The estimated figures are off of what was reported as the OS when they downloaded first since they ask you which OS.
                          And how many people bothered with that?

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                          • Originally posted by yogi_berra View Post
                            And how many people bothered with that?
                            And how many people bought a $1 gift and purposefully marked it as a Windows sale to jerry rig the numbers?

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                            • Originally posted by yogi_berra View Post
                              And how many people bought a $1 gift and purposefully marked it as a Windows sale to jerry rig the numbers?
                              Probably the same percentage that did that for the other OS's.

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                              • The numbers would have given a better feeling as to what the situation is if they had made it one-donation, one OS version.

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