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News Activision plan to release cutscenes as movies

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by CardJoe, 16 Sep 2010.

  1. CardJoe

    CardJoe Freelance Journalist

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  2. ffjason

    ffjason New Member

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    Wow Activision are clearly no longer in it to create games but to rip off gamers instead. Well done Activision, you've just lost a lot of respect.....

    If its not enough that you charge £30-40 for a new game but to then charge another £15-20 to the same users to watch cut scenes, which they've already paid for mind you, is just ridiculous. What ever happened to bonus content being provided for free....
     
  3. Dead4life

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    "Within the next five years you are likely to see us do that... There will be a time when we capitalise on the relationship that we have with our audience"

    'There will come a time when we act like the whores we are' more like.

    Get out Activision, you're the pits when it comes to likeable companies.

    Its like me going to see a film, but having to pay everytime the possibility of a comedy one-liner comes up.
    I expect those for free.
     
  4. Benneb-

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    Yikes! $20-$30 for a film?
    How much does a cinema ticket or DVD cost over there!?
    So cut out the middle man and jack the price up 100%?
     
  5. Jaffo

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    I believe they would just tell you to **** off Bobby.
     
  6. Kiytan

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    wow, i mean, i get the concept (and its not an overly horrible concept) But you think they would word it in a way that doesn't make them sound like the biggest asshole whores...
     
  7. mclean007

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    $30 or $20?? Hahahahaha. Ha.
     
  8. Skippylee

    Skippylee Now then!

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    what a load of rollocks
     
  9. liratheal

    liratheal Sharing is Caring

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    You know, this has already been done (admittedly by an amateur) with MGS4.

    I quite enjoyed the six hours of cut scenes (three two hour blocks). Even without the game play, it was an enjoyable experience.

    No, I wouldn't be buying it off Hacktivision, but hey. Be a nice extra to include in the special edition or what have you.
     
  10. scott_chegg

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    Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm.
     
  11. Unknownsock

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    Am i mistaken or does he actually mean we have to pay extra to see 'IN-GAME' movies that should already be in the game?
    Or does he just mean game movies? ..
     
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    Kotic just gets better and better. First 20-30$ to see the cutscenes in one go. To this I think Jaffos answer is the best.

    But seeing what Kotic felt would be good for MW2, all cutscenes will probably end up being DLC so 60-70$ a game, and another 20-30$ to fully understand what is happening.
     
  13. liratheal

    liratheal Sharing is Caring

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    The way it reads to me is;

    He wants to package the cut scenes to sell on their own, not to remove them from the game.
     
  14. Fractal

    Fractal I Think Therefore I Mod

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    Bet they'll complain loudly when everyone pirates it and no-one pays the arm and a leg they demand to see it legitimately. Screw you Activision, I don't like being exploited.
     
  15. NickCPC

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    Kotick is completely losing it. Focussed businessman, yes. Out of touch with reality and what your audience will be willing to pay? Beyond any normal human being.
     
  16. Singularity

    Singularity ******* Operator from Hell

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    So... we've effectively come full circle. From movies, to FMV videos in game, to CRAPPY FMV videos in game, to crappy CGI, to slightly shinier CGI to movies?
     
  17. V3ctor

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    LOL... What are they smoking?
     
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    I don't know, but I want some :)
     
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    Oh my actual christ.

    So not only are they scamming us all out of buggy, out-dated, console-ported games for £45... but now you want to charge us £20 to watch cutscenes?!

    Activision... what happened to you? You used to be cool....
     
  20. mecha.

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    They got rich!
     
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