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News Tomb Raider: Anniversary Episodes

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Da Dego, 19 Jun 2007.

  1. Da Dego

    Da Dego Brett Thomas

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  2. Hugo.B

    Hugo.B New Member

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    Episodes... Why episodes?


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  3. CardJoe

    CardJoe Freelance Journalist

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    Working on a column right now to explain why. :D
     
  4. DougEdey

    DougEdey I pwn all your storage

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    Because it makes more money and reduces distribution costs (one of the things that pisses me off about Halo 2 and GoW, map packs should be free if they are core to the game)
     
  5. Jamie

    Jamie ex-Bit-Tech code junkie

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    OMG I traded in my copy of Legend for GoW :(
     
  6. CardJoe

    CardJoe Freelance Journalist

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    Ha, rookie mistake. Nick the PS2 copy off Hiren when he isn't looking :worried:
     
  7. Hiren

    Hiren mind control Moderator

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    He might need a PS2 to play it on though

    *runs home and guards his console*
     
  8. Spacecowboy92

    Spacecowboy92 Gettin' Lazy

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    I think this is a great way to distribute games. Although allready having to own legend is a bit of a bummer. It would be good to see more games released over Live in this way.
     
  9. Jamie

    Jamie ex-Bit-Tech code junkie

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    They've got a delivery system to match Steam, all they have to do is use it.
     
  10. CardJoe

    CardJoe Freelance Journalist

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    True, but episodic games on Steam, like SiN and HL:Eps have been fraught with their own developmental problems and forum response has led me to believe that when given the choice, customers prefer an actual copy of the game, not a downloaded one.
     
  11. DXR_13KE

    DXR_13KE BananaModder

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    episodic content = poo.
     
  12. CardJoe

    CardJoe Freelance Journalist

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    No, no, no! Episodic content can be good! Just you wait until the weekend, then my thoughts shall air in full!
     
  13. DougEdey

    DougEdey I pwn all your storage

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    The problem with episodic content is that you end up paying more, for less, if you buy it as it comes out.
     
  14. Silver51

    Silver51 I cast flare!

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    The part I don't like about episodic content, is that if something happens within the company and the project is dropped, you end up paying for the beginning of a game that you'll never get to finish. It just feels a little risky compared to buying the full game on disk.
     
  15. completemadness

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    if they don't charge $15 an episode though or something

    So far episodic content for something like HL has just meant that we are paying more for less game time ...
    I think that's pretty much true for all of the episodic content games now, plus you run the risk of development being shut down
     
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