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  • BladedFalcon - August 14, 2013 3:43 p.m.

    Gotta love Mcmillen's perpetual to the point cynicism XD Anyway, not surprised with the most prevalent response, of course most indies would be excited, 2012 was the year of the indie and now all the consoles are not only making it easier for them, but are actively courting them XD Not to mention, that if the AAA market crashes as I believe it will eventually do, it is Indies who are gonna be remaining and become kings :P
  • Vonter - August 15, 2013 11:57 a.m.

    I just see it as a rinse and repeat cycle. With popularity it comes the tendency to make sequels for easy buck, and also the fact of copying gameplay features and/or styles. The AAA market just needs to consider better their risks and maybe make lower budget games with new ideas to ample their opportunities to make more varied games. Also indies I hardly seen em as kings since just remember what happened to Journey.
  • BladedFalcon - August 15, 2013 4:27 p.m.

    Well, Journey is a unique case IMO since despite being "Indie" they were funded mainly by Sony, so that's why all the success it got ultimately paid of for Sony and not so much for ThatGameCompany. On the other hand, I'd like to redirect you towards Mojang Games of Jonathon Blow. And well... Yeah, sure, all they need to do is to re-adjust their budgets and expectations... Yet no one seems to be doing it >_>; Even NAMCO who had a huge hit with a niche title like Dark Souls now has decided to "Throw money" at the publicity of Dark Souls II and "Pray to God it works". And those are direct quotes, btw. So, I mean, as much as I love a lot of AAA games, I just don't see many AAA Publishers surviving for much longer the way they are doing business. Take activision, once CoD eventually dries out just as WoW is drying out, they'll be out of literally ANY of the big hit franchises they been counting out to cash money with. And the Jury is still out on whether Destiny will even be a moderate hit for them.
  • Vonter - August 15, 2013 5:09 p.m.

    I'll check them I'm not to savy on the indie scene because as much as I like fresh takes on classic genres on new ideas I'm not the first to board on them. In general the industry needs to change it's business practices. Price, budget, inject new IPs every few years. Don't know but the main players have started to get stale. [Also not a COD fun but I recently rented the one for WII U and really liked using the Wiimote to shoot, might try the new one because it felt very good]. I assume they'll make another shtick to make money they always do it, if not just absorb a successful smaller dev. P.S. Also if I may ask do you work here? Since you seem to comment on almost every article.
  • BladedFalcon - August 15, 2013 5:57 p.m.

    Pfft, do you honestly think an employee of this site would want to comment this much on here? :P I just like the site, and I like games, and i have a perhaps unfair amount of free time :P
  • Vonter - August 17, 2013 9:56 p.m.

    Well to be honest I thought you were a mod at least, since I suppose mods have to be monitoring the comment sections in sites with consistent traffic. In some blogs also a person has to approve every comment.
  • BladedFalcon - August 17, 2013 10:10 p.m.

    This site doesn't have mods outside of the already known staff, at least as far as I'm aware of XD

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