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  • #31
    Originally posted by MastaG View Post
    Come on guys.
    Only 20 hours left for the Linux port and only 40k to go.
    Already raised my pledge to 150.
    Please show your support.
    Finally a DRM-free game for linux thats not a mmorpg or first-person shooter

    http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/...arnation/posts
    I've already pledged, hopefully there's a big bump in the amount of funding in the final hours. I'll be keeping a close eye on it.

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    • #32
      Originally posted by rustybroomhandle View Post
      Good observation, but also not a major loss. We all like our blockbusters, but the AAA market is largely filled with over-hyped dreck. I'd much rather have a publisher like Paradox bring some of its titles to our platform.
      I think you misunderstand the market. The AAA games market is not filled at all, and not with dreck.

      There are more than 600 million games sold each year (actually 609,081,306).

      Here are some stats for 2011 (http://www.vgchartz.com/yearly/2011/Global/)

      Global Software by Platform
      Platform Yearly (change) [share]
      X360 154713292 (+16%) [0.254]
      PS3 148409212 (+13%) [0.244]
      Wii 135651642 (-26%) [0.223]
      DS 81076905 (-33%) [0.133]
      PSP 32203266 (-29%) [0.053]
      PC 29767970 (+89%) [0.049]
      3DS 26833789 (++89%) [0.044]
      PSV 425230 (++89%) [0.001]

      PC, i.e. Windows has a seventh (7th) place in games with less than 5% of the market.

      In this relatively small market the best selling PC games of all time are found here http://www.vgchartz.com/gamedb/?name...=0&results=200

      There are 30 games published since 2010 on the top 100 list:

      13 StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty PC 2010
      18 World of Warcraft: Cataclysm PC 2010
      30 Star Wars: The Old Republic PC 2011
      33 The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim PC 2011
      36 Diablo III PC 2012
      39 Battlefield 3 PC 2011
      47 Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 PC 2011
      48 Call of Duty: Black Ops PC 2010
      52 The Sims 3: Pets PC 2011
      54 Football Manager 2012 PC 2011
      55 The Sims 3: Late Night Expansion Pack PC 2010
      57 Football Manager 2011 PC 2010
      59 Sid Meier's Civilization V PC 2010
      68 Fallout: New Vegas PC 2010
      69 Anno 2070 PC 2011
      73 The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings PC 2011
      75 The Sims 3: Ambitions PC 2010
      80 Battlefield: Bad Company 2 PC 2010
      81 Final Fantasy XIV Online PC 2010
      84 Portal 2 PC 2011
      85 Crysis 2 PC 2011
      88 RIFT PC 2011
      89 The Sims 3: Generations PC 2011
      90 Mass Effect 3 PC 2012
      91 The Sims 3: High-End Loft Stuff PC 2010
      92 Napoleon: Total War PC 2010
      93 The Sims: Medieval PC 2011
      97 Deus Ex: Human Revolution PC 2011
      99 Dragon Age II PC 2011
      100 Shogun 2: Total War PC 2011

      Which of the AAA market would you claim is over-hyped dreck?

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      • #33
        Guys just shut the fuck up about those AAA titles.
        We don't give a fuck.
        The topic was about Carmageddon Reincarnation coming to Linux.
        They just confirmed the Linux and Mac version even if they don't make the 600k within the remaining 14 hours.
        It's a fun game to have on Linux, so now is your time to throw in a few bucks if you didn't pledged yet.

        Especially the ones who are always bitching about why every new Linux game must be a FPS/cheap rpg/puzzle game.

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        • #34
          Originally posted by sabriah View Post
          Which of the AAA market would you claim is over-hyped dreck?
          Of that list, only Portal 2 and FO:NV are worth paying full price for. The rest are over-hyped schlock.

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          • #35
            Originally posted by MastaG View Post
            Guys just shut the fuck up about those AAA titles.
            We don't give a fuck.
            Freedom of speech for all as long as you agree with it, right?

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            • #36
              Originally posted by sabriah View Post
              Which of the AAA market would you claim is over-hyped dreck?
              My personal opinions only, but of your list I shall divide them into games I like, and games I don't.

              Not that it matters:

              Thumbs down:
              99 Dragon Age II PC 2011
              55 The Sims 3: Late Night Expansion Pack PC 2010
              18 World of Warcraft: Cataclysm PC 2010
              47 Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 PC 2011
              48 Call of Duty: Black Ops PC 2010
              52 The Sims 3: Pets PC 2011
              54 Football Manager 2012 PC 2011
              57 Football Manager 2011 PC 2010
              30 Star Wars: The Old Republic PC 2011
              36 Diablo III PC 2012
              89 The Sims 3: Generations PC 2011
              90 Mass Effect 3 PC 2012
              91 The Sims 3: High-End Loft Stuff PC 2010
              93 The Sims: Medieval PC 2011
              80 Battlefield: Bad Company 2 PC 2010
              75 The Sims 3: Ambitions PC 2010
              81 Final Fantasy XIV Online PC 2010
              39 Battlefield 3 PC 2011
              13 StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty PC 2010

              Thumbs up:
              33 The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim PC 2011
              59 Sid Meier's Civilization V PC 2010
              68 Fallout: New Vegas PC 2010
              73 The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings PC 2011
              84 Portal 2 PC 2011
              92 Napoleon: Total War PC 2010
              97 Deus Ex: Human Revolution PC 2011
              100 Shogun 2: Total War PC 2011

              Don't know enough to comment:
              85 Crysis 2 PC 2011
              69 Anno 2070 PC 2011
              88 RIFT PC 2011

              It's a sad list you put there, mainly because you took it off the top sellers list. Just because it sells does not make it good. The AAA gaming industry is driven by investors, and as such are largely risk-averse. As a result they keep churning out the same soulless crap over and over again. The indies might be more po-dunk, but at least it's a more interesting market. Experimental games like Dear Eshter would never come out of the AAA market. There's a lot more to gaming than the very narrow field painted by the so-called "AAA"s.

              Here are two articles from RPS that nicely sums up what that market is:

              http://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2012...gaming-i-know/
              http://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2012...-becomes-vile/

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              • #37
                Originally posted by rustybroomhandle View Post
                My personal opinions only, but of your list I shall divide them into games I like, and games I don't.

                Not that it matters:
                My list would be near identical, just that I would include Battlefield 3 (but not Modern Warfare 3)


                It's a sad list you put there, mainly because you took it off the top sellers list. Just because it sells does not make it good.
                I know. 50,000,000 Elvis-fans were wrong!

                The AAA gaming industry is driven by investors, and as such are largely risk-averse. As a result they keep churning out the same soulless crap over and over again.
                Like Elvis!

                The indies might be more po-dunk, but at least it's a more interesting market. Experimental games like Dear Eshter would never come out of the AAA market. There's a lot more to gaming than the very narrow field painted by the so-called "AAA"s.
                I think the magic in what determines what is a good game is largely unknown until it hits the market, whether it is an indie game or not.

                Here are two articles from RPS that nicely sums up what that market is:

                http://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2012...gaming-i-know/
                http://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2012...-becomes-vile/
                [/QUOTE]
                Thanks for the links!

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                • #38
                  @sabriah - I never said that a successful thing is automatically bad either.

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