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    (Either that or they fired all their limited partners.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Impi View Post
    LP?
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    Ye Olde Galactic Empire Mission Editor (X-wing, TIE, XvT/BoP, XWA)

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    Yep, since this is retail:
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    Law Pretender?
    Sorry for the lousy German

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    Ah, I think we call them controllers in Germany.

    My father called them bean counters.
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    Not so fast etc.

    $3.64 this morning, which is oof. To be fair, most of the game industry is down 5% this morning. The financial media has been suggesting it’s because US lawmakers spent the weekend blaming video games for right-wing street violence (which makes sense; they played tons of violent video games in the Weimar Republic, too, but I guess that is more pertinent to the Trump/America RIP thread). I guess we’re supposed to believe that stock speculators think there’s a 5% chance governments will start regulating them, but if it didn’t happen when they were trying to give children gambling addictions, it probably isn’t going to happen now. More likely the markets finally pricing in the fact that AAA publishers’ business models are almost as straight ****ed as GameStop’s is.

    Oh, but I read another Forbes contributor editorial this morning. Did you know GameStop is dying because of digital?

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    Look at the mess that we're in. Look at the mess that we're in. As far as the digital, I agree to parts of what Jon`C said, we should be better than anybody else, and perhaps we're not.

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    That reminds me of how Chinese bots haven't edited my TVTropes article (that I had to edit myself, ofc) yet https://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.p.../DeusExNihilum

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    Hmm, a new GameStop article on seekingalpha. Let’s see....

    Honestly, it would take years, and likely billions of dollars for Amazon to create the same setup from scratch. Just buy GameStop for less than $500 million upfront!!! That's a proposed $1 billion bid at $11 a share.
    ok I guess maybe amazon could find something to do with some cheap mall leases, I guess, maybe, because they couldn’t get any of those already. but why would Amazon pay a $7 premium per share, that just doesn’t

    Disclosure: I am/we are long GME.
    ohhhhh

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    Amazon, I made an oopsie with my retirement fund, please bail me out it will only cost you 3x more than what the company is worth

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    I’m concerned because when the remastered Ghostbusters game is released on Switch, the physical copy of the game will only be available at GameStop. And I want a physical copy, damnit!

  13. #1733
    No Man's Sky is finally on sale for half off in various places. Good time to buy or is this one that will continue to drop sooner rather than later at this point? It looks like an update is coming which adds VR. Not really a thing I'm looking to take advantage of but I've kept the game on my wishlist to monitor for price drops.
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    Yeah, go for it. Unless you're really super concerned about the possibility of it being an additional 10% off in some other sale months down the road.

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    Saw this on 9gag:
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    Sorry for the lousy German

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    Gamestop just laid off another 14% of its staff workers. I'd heard something a few days ago but wasn't sure whether to believe them, oh well. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

    Sherman, who according to Bloomberg is a "retail veteran", wants to unclutter stores and refocus on the top-selling products. Bold moves.

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    https://www.barrons.com/articles/big...2?mod=hp_DAY_1

    Michael Burry, whose prescient bet against subprime mortgages before the financial crisis was depicted in the book and movie The Big Short, is making another contrarian call: going long shares of GameStop.

    ...

    On Monday, his firm, Scion Asset Management, revealed that it had sent a letter to the board of GameStop (ticker: GME) urging the company to fully execute the $237.6 million remaining on its current $300 million share-buyback authorization. The statement also disclosed that Scion now owns 3 million shares of GameStop, or about 3% of shares outstanding.
    Burry is "going long on GameStop" but is also demanding that they execute a stock buyback that would nearly take the company private. Uh huh.

    I guess it would be a pretty cheap way of buying a big company if GameStop bought all of the outstanding shares except his.
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    I like how this game basically took the "Third Person Shooter" blueprint that I also used during the UE4 Failure experiment back in 2017 and put it on Steam with only a handful of modifications to the sample maps:

    https://store.steampowered.com/app/7...asion_Shooter/

    (Interestingly, that game - and the other ones made by that guy using the 3rd person shooter blueprints - is more competent than my failure project in some areas but far worse in others)

    But yeah, it still kind of stings that I paid 2027.35 EUR back then only to realize that "copy-pasting assets worked well for you with TODOA and DXN, but not anymore!". Boh.

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    It only cost you 2k to learn a lesson that most people spend 6 figures at game design school to learn.

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    That's true, even though I was very bitter about it for a long while (well, until fall 2018 when I finally made the money back). So it goes.

    Also, that reminds me of how Ruthven got his degree from the game design school, but even someone as talented as him wasn't guaranteed a successful gaming career with all his merits.

    (Not sure if he'd have really wanted one... well, considering everything's that's been going on in the past decade or so, I wouldn't have)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nikumubeki View Post
    I like how this game basically took the "Third Person Shooter" blueprint that I also used during the UE4 Failure experiment back in 2017 and put it on Steam with only a handful of modifications to the sample maps:

    https://store.steampowered.com/app/7...asion_Shooter/

    (Interestingly, that game - and the other ones made by that guy using the 3rd person shooter blueprints - is more competent than my failure project in some areas but far worse in others)

    But yeah, it still kind of stings that I paid 2027.35 EUR back then only to realize that "copy-pasting assets worked well for you with TODOA and DXN, but not anymore!". Boh.
    Holy crap, that is not just an asset flip, it is an incredibly lazy asset flip. Isn't that the default UE4 robot, just reskinned? And the level geometry is all so square.

    I like how the intro video ends with him going through some traps and getting mowed down by a cheap, unavoidable trap. Like he actually dies in the video, lol.

    So: I thought once about making a game in UE4, just as you. Then I remembered how long JED architecture could take.. really long.. and in today's world everything must be higher polygon, so even longer. Then with skinning and all.. basically, you'd need a team of artists you couldn't pay to get enough not-flipped assets to even make the game, who could work on spec. It just doesn't seem viable.

    As Joncy said though, you learned your lesson actually pretty cheaply. It's nothing to be upset about.

    As per working in video games generally.. that's a hard no from me unless it's a small company that I believe can make some decent products.

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    Yeah, that's the default UE4 robot character. Even though the later projects have actually gotten better, it's still easy to see where he's made his own "archi" instead of using the sample maps https://steamcdn-a.akamaihd.net/stea...g?t=1552408150

    But yeah, I learnt my lesson (even if my original reason for ceasing to get new assets was due to Epic sort of mishandling a hacker issue, albeit one that didn't directly affect me).

    In any case, the legacy of JKEdit lives on:


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    Quote Originally Posted by Reid View Post
    So: I thought once about making a game in UE4, just as you. Then I remembered how long JED architecture could take.. really long.. and in today's world everything must be higher polygon, so even longer. Then with skinning and all.. basically, you'd need a team of artists you couldn't pay to get enough not-flipped assets to even make the game, who could work on spec. It just doesn't seem viable.
    JED isn't a good representative at all.

    Lots of solos make perfectly good games, even UE4 games. It's not trivial, but it's achievable with the right combination of skills and judicious design. The non-viable part is the fact that there are only 3 game studios making any money.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nikumubeki View Post
    Yeah, that's the default UE4 robot character. Even though the later projects have actually gotten better, it's still easy to see where he's made his own "archi" instead of using the sample maps https://steamcdn-a.akamaihd.net/stea...g?t=1552408150

    But yeah, I learnt my lesson (even if my original reason for ceasing to get new assets was due to Epic sort of mishandling a hacker issue, albeit one that didn't directly affect me).

    In any case, the legacy of JKEdit lives on:
    Well that's fun. Maybe in 20 years he'll release a game worth playing?? Who knows!

    Quote Originally Posted by Jon`C View Post
    JED isn't a good representative at all.

    Lots of solos make perfectly good games, even UE4 games. It's not trivial, but it's achievable with the right combination of skills and judicious design. The non-viable part is the fact that there are only 3 game studios making any money.
    Do you have an example? I know Stardew Valley was only one dev, and he raked it in with that game.

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