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Epic has shown that Steam doesn't really have to do ANYTHING to counter Epic, since Epic can't stop shooting themselves in the foot.
Originally posted by Champa:
Originally posted by dynastystar:
its a Square Enix game, they rarely ever do price cuts/deep sales on their games.


I got almost all Square Enix games on 50%+ discount
well I recall waiting a really long time for stuff like FF7 to get a cheaper price than 50% off.
Originally posted by simSalabim:
I'd pay about 40% of the asking price. Maybe 42%, you know, if I was drunk and had some extra cash.

I, however, can wait for the price to drop. Even games that I've been waiting years for, I'll wait years more until it gets down to what I'll pay. There are probably only three games I'd pay $30 USD or more for (up to $50), and none of them are going to happen: a new Armored Core game, Megaman Legends 3, and an update of or sequel to Return Fire. And only if they are on PC.
its a Square Enix game, they rarely ever do price cuts/deep sales on their games.
16 hours ago
In topic Steam needs a denuvo-filter
Originally posted by i_NeedNos:
Originally posted by Icy1007:
Denuvo really isn't that bad. Anyone who chooses whether to buy a game based on whether it has denuvo or not is stupid.

Personally I don't support the idea of treating your paying customer as a thief. And that's what denuvo does, it checks the game that you bought on steam to see if you really have indeed bought the game. Do pirates have to worry about this stuffs?
no, they just gotta wait(sometimes just days) for the game to come to the piracy sites they use, much like if I wanted to play an Epic Game Store exclusive, I'd have to wait for it to come to Steam or one of the many other stores I use.
17 hours ago
In topic Steam needs a denuvo-filter
Originally posted by Dzaka:
any denuvo games i own were gifted to me. i have never personally spent money on one. in fact when sonic mania released and it was only hours after it released before they admitted denuvo was part of it i refunded. i do not personally spend money on those games.. so i've not played sonic mania. because i won't support that drm because of issues it causes

sega lost my money. and they have never gotten it back and won't till denuvo is removed
Denuvo was removed from Sonic Mana, just so you're aware.
May 21 @ 1:19pm
In topic Steam needs a denuvo-filter
Originally posted by Killance:
Originally posted by dynastystar:
those games would've sold as well, or even better if it didn't have Denuvo.

So the sales would of been fine either way. Denuvo or not from what you're saying.

GG
I did say or more, and they actually have to PAY to put Denuvo in their game. The majority of people who pirate games weren't gonna buy the game anyways, such as kids. On top of that, those pirates are gonna go and tell their friends(who may end up buying it) about the game, so they buy it legally.

In my case, I don't even emulate games because my backlog's too big without even getting into the bottomless pit of potential games to play in emulation, and I treat piracy the same way even though morally its not as bad because I'd be playing games that I CAN'T get legally elsewhere, or I'd be playing with a romhack that can't be done on the platforms its released on. Its not too big of a deal for me to throw Denuvo games on top of that pile.
I also think its fair to consider that the Switch has what people call a Switch tax. Even games that are simultaneously released on Switch and other platforms, the Switch is the most expensive. The main example that comes to mind is Shaq Fu: A Legend Reborn, which I know is♥♥♥♥♥♥ but its where I first heard of it and know it to be true, but I've heard people say other games are straight-up more expensive. Should we have to pay the Switch Tax if we're not buying it on the Switch?
May 21 @ 10:45am
In topic Steam needs a denuvo-filter
Originally posted by Killance:
Originally posted by Dzaka:

denuvo is horrible drm that actually causes games to function worse just for it's being part of it. and if you don't believe me look at what happened to sonic mania and tekken 7 both which were handicapped by denuvo. aswell as well as rime.. in fact rime was so handicapped by it that within 2 weeks of release the devs REMOVED denuvo from it

And yet a lot of the top games sold on steam over the past few years have Denuvo on it. Just like previous threads and those that come after this one it will be ignored by the majority. Most don't share your thoughts nor do they feel affected by it. Denuvo doesn't harm most or they simply don't care over a minor performance drop. And yes most are very minor. Few were major and most of those few games were fixed in less than a month.

If it wasn't Denuvo then it would be another excuse on why people pirate games.
those games would've sold as well, or even better if it didn't have Denuvo.
May 20 @ 8:41pm
In topic Steam needs a denuvo-filter
Originally posted by Dzaka:
Originally posted by Killance:

Most games have some kind of DRM. Hell steam is a DRM. Might as well uninstall steam.

denuvo is horrible drm that actually causes games to function worse just for it's being part of it. and if you don't believe me look at what happened to sonic mania and tekken 7 both which were handicapped by denuvo. aswell as well as rime.. in fact rime was so handicapped by it that within 2 weeks of release the devs REMOVED denuvo from it
for further material: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jt_B1kat1nQ
Originally posted by NGNS-SWE ⚡ Quezkatolen ⚡:
Originally posted by dynastystar:
very few JRPGs break 90, I can't take metacritic seriously due to their bias against Japanese RPGs, so putting AAA behind an 88 metacritic wall is unreasonable. Also, would you say that the Call of Duty games are AAA? If thats the case, Black Ops 4, 3, WWII, Infinite Warfare, Modern Warfare Remastered, Advanced Warfare, The War Machine, Ghosts, etc. are all NOT AAA games if we're following your criteria. https://www.metacritic.com/search/all/Call%20of%20Duty/results?page=0 (I just listed off the first page's results and dipped into the second page before I got tired of listing them).

very few JRPG's are AAA and this is coming from a jrpg fan.

now COD is a weird thing, because, if you never play multiple cods before, a new Cod def must feel like a AAA game.
Its just too much of the same formula which makes people abandon the serie sooner or later.
FF12 and FF15 tried an open world, it didnt really work out that great, but they tried.
So sometimes trying things doesnt always work out great while for ex Persona 3,4 and 5 all use the same formula, high school, dungeons and a small closed off town- it works!
You said that a game if the game isn't 88 or above on metacritic, its not AAA. If you want another example? fine.

Destiny, the ONLY AAA Destiny game is the Xbox One port of Taken King: https://www.metacritic.com/search/game/Destiny/results?sort=score

The only AAA Titanfall is the PS4 version of Titanfall 2: https://www.metacritic.com/search/game/Titanfall/results?sort=score

Watchdogs series, none are AAA games: https://www.metacritic.com/search/game/Watch%20dogs/results?sort=score

Look up ANY AAA series that come to mind, and you will be surprised how low they score. I just listed the ones that come to mind that you'd have trouble not associating it with being AAA.
Originally posted by Woobsy83:
Sont like it, dont buy it. More racing for us real fans tbh :Chiaki_DGR:
real fans can criticize a studio when they believe the studio screwed up. They want the company to be better.
Originally posted by Erretter:
I am just giving another example, for the main topic. Not wanting to drift away to another game:

In Fallout 4 there is a quest where you catch kids so they can be sold as slaves.
And now remember: Steam is against child exploitation.

Steam KNOWS about this quest and is pretty much okay with it.
Why?


It's a capitalistic calculation:

Factor 1:
- We have game X given that exploits childs
- We have game Z given that exploits childs

Factor 2:
- Game X earns us X1 dollar (let's say 100,000)
- Game Z earns us Z1 dollar (let's say 10,000)

Factor 3:
- Banning a game for child exploitation earns os Y dollar, because of the positive PR/marketing effect which attracts new customers (let's say 50.000)
- However banning this game means a loss of all it's earnings

Calculation X:
Y - X1 = 50,000 - 100,000 = -50,000
Banning game X means a net loss of 50,000

Calculation Z
Y - Z1 = 50,000 - 10,000 = 40,000
Banning game Z means a net win of 40,000

There you go.
- Steam does not ban a game when they loose money through that ban.
- Steam does ban a game when it equals in a profitable marketing stunt.
I think you underestimate how well anime games sell. On top of that, they're not gonna lose money from selling it, not from customers anyways.
Originally posted by tomix9tomix:
I am really curious if the people who argue for LiS 2 being banned have seen scenes from both games.

Now I'm going to try and remain civil here and look at it objectively. Steam removed a game called "Cross Love" for underage sex. And people are saying "Hey, if you did that, then LiS 2 should also be removed!"

If you just look up the Cross Love game, you will find the game to be rather sexually focused. It has 5 graphic sex scenes, which include young looking characters who go to school. The point of this game is to get laid, the game pushes the player to romance and ♥♥♥♥ other school students.

In LiS 2, there is absolutely no nudity of underaged characters, the characters go into a tent, it is simply assumed that they had sex, the characters mention that they had sex, but absolutely no sex is shown, let alone of someone underaged. Furthermore, this game is not focused around having sex, its focus is around raising a younger brother.

Double standards are bad, and I'm not arguing about whether or not games which feature "child exploitation" should be banned, I am simply showing how these games are two very different scenarios. You guys are lumping oranges with apples here! Maybe Valve should re think its policies but that's not the argument here, the argument is that people are claiming that valve is having double standards and thus must change and enforce its policies consistantly by removing LiS 2. However, that is completely false, as I have just shown, there is nothing inconsistant about not removing this game.
there are plenty of examples of games that don't even have sexual content that are more on the cuter side that have been banned under the guise of "exploitation". I don't know of Cross Love specifically so I'm not gonna touch on that because of ignorance. Even if you manage to list a specific example with underage looking characters thats sexual, thats just one example. Games have been removed for FAR, FAR less. I'm sure the prudes even look at an underage character having a swimsuit on is "child exploitation" due to how easily games get the ban hammer, even though in real life, children are permitted to wear a swimsuit to the beach and such.
Originally posted by NGNS-SWE ⚡ Quezkatolen ⚡:
Originally posted by Ardorphes Merimadia:
AAA status is all to do with the publisher and game cost to develop which Octopath despite its looks did require a lot last time i checked.

This is still a AAA game worth the price though? no

Octopath traveler has 83 on metacritic anything above 88 can be considered AAA (since it def has a few 9´s and is closer to 90 than 85) but if you cant hit 85 on average, its def not an AAA in my opinion.
very few JRPGs break 90, I can't take metacritic seriously due to their bias against Japanese RPGs, so putting AAA behind an 88 metacritic wall is unreasonable. Also, would you say that the Call of Duty games are AAA? If thats the case, Black Ops 4, 3, WWII, Infinite Warfare, Modern Warfare Remastered, Advanced Warfare, The War Machine, Ghosts, etc. are all NOT AAA games if we're following your criteria. https://www.metacritic.com/search/all/Call%20of%20Duty/results?page=0 (I just listed off the first page's results and dipped into the second page before I got tired of listing them).
May 19 @ 11:14pm
In topic Vic Mignogna booted from the game
Originally posted by Akka:
https://www.behindthevoiceactors.com/characters/Sonic-the-Hedgehog/E-123-Omega/

After voicing Omega 4 times in a row, suddenly we have a new VA

Yikes and cringe
Were the voice actors they they DID hire Union Voice Actors?
Yeah, I came to the Steam Page to wishlist the game after seeing the trailer for it on YouTube, and now I'm setting the game as Ignore instead until they patch it out.
Originally posted by Umbra Crowspike:
I played it on switch and paid full price for it. Yes, 80$+ CAD is a bit too much, i have to admit. However, y'all saying 20-40 bucks are also off in my honest opinion. The game is still over 70 hours of gameplay with an unique story and interesting characters. At most, the game should be minimum 50-55, maximum 70$ CAD. I can guarantee it's worth it.
I could handle it being 50-55 base price and then buying it on sale for lower. Tales of Vesperia is $65 Canadian and I finally bought it when I was able to get it for 48% off.
May 19 @ 9:28pm
In topic Steam needs a denuvo-filter
Originally posted by Killance:
Another forum same thread.

People don't care that you don't like denuvo. Most don't care that you'll pirate it and very doubtful you'll get mods/devs to care that you'll pirate it. Denuvo isn't going away and the company making it won't be going down anytime soon from how well they're doing.

The amount of false infornation and fearmongering people do about denuvo is down right pitiful. I get that some (MEANING VERY FEW) games have issues with performance thanks to Denuvo. Most of the time that's the devs fault for not implementing it properly. Most games it's hardly noticeable.
I never said I'd pirate it. If it didn't have Denuvo, I'd wait for it to be at a price I'd buy it for(I've bought all the Yakuza games full-price, 0 when the Denuvo was removed). Why would I pirate a game when I have a huge backlog of great games that I've paid for?
May 19 @ 1:18pm
In topic Steam needs a denuvo-filter
Originally posted by Hazarddex:
Originally posted by vitowns:
Like ubisoft drm?
i was thinking more like SecuROM honestly Denuvo is the least intrusive drm i've experienced
Denuvo and SecuROM are by the same people, SecuROM is just their previous DRM.
$40 Canadian is what I'd pay at maximum, even then, with the new carbon tax, I'm cutting down on spending as gas prices, groceries, the electricity bill, etc. increase because of it.
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