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Cliff Bleszinski's Dire Industry Outlook

Discussion in 'News & Articles' started by hal, Feb 25, 2013.

  1. hal

    hal Dictator Staff Member

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    In an interview at GamesIndustry, Cliff Bleszinski explains how he's riding the storm out before returning to the biz.

    But not all is lost, he says, as there are "other platforms" that seem to be flourishing.

    You can sense his frustration with Microsoft and its restrictive practices as he talks about his experience with the QA process involving a Gears 2 patch.

    Look for more Cliff in the news as he gears up for the keynote speech at the East Coast Game Conference April 24-25.
     
  2. RoadKillGrill

    RoadKillGrill Got Lead?

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    Heh I was planning to go to ECGC anyway :p

    Tho I thought he will have more of an appearance at Pax east before ECGC, I'll be going to that too


    .... I'm not stalking him seriously, its business ;)
     
  3. Sir_Brizz

    Sir_Brizz Administrator Staff Member

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    Yeah, imagine that. Suddenly the PC is a "viable platform" again. Nobody could have told you that 6 years ago. :rolleyes:
     
  4. Kyllian

    Kyllian if (Driver == Bot.Pawn); bGTFO=True;

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    Cliffy can just shut up already. He cashed in on consoles when they were getting "huge" and now that tablets/smartphones are gaining ground and PC is "returning", he's covering his ass so he can cash in again.
     
  5. Manticore

    Manticore Official BUF Birthday Spammer

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    I have to laugh......... :lol:

    .... because some of us never left the PC for consoles. I haven't owned a console since the PS1.
     
  6. Al

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    You missed out (or not, you can still get one) on the PS2. Probably the best console ever. There's games for years.
     
  7. Capt.Toilet

    Capt.Toilet Good news everyone!

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    Everytime Cliffy mentions that we should go digital only, I wanna punch him in his smug face. Sorry Clifford but no we aren't ready for digital only. I still prefer a physical copy over my digital download. Until we get rid of that wonderful thing called Bandwidth caps, the world will never be ready for digital only.
     
  8. Bgood

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    Don't buy this idea that core gamers can't wait to step down to Angry Birds type titles on weaker platforms. The current consoles have outstayed their welcome that's all.

    The fact that the current consoles are long in the tooth has retarded gaming more than any other factor imho , look at the debacle over Aliens : CM being gutted to run on consoles. But ...the PS4 is very impressive and more importantly very conducive to good PC ports. Next year with Oculus Rift, next gen games the situation might look entirely different, who knows?
     
  9. Raynor.Z

    Raynor.Z Ad Nocendum Potentes Sumus

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    Not only this. Until I can be sure that game I purchased digitally is playable 10 years from now on and does not require active internet connection, I do not support game as a service model. It's not always about bandwidth caps, it is also about future proofing.
     
  10. ambershee

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    Indeed. My shelf has some titles on it that are now over 25 years old - and they are all still playable. Half the boxes in recent years, I've had to burn a crack to disk to go with it :/
     
  11. zynthetic

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    The next Minecraft and a nurturing ecosystem? Seems to be a thing now to propose (Wired). Which isn't bad but if they were such a big deal in the first place you also have to remember that at least one platform has always had this.
     
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  12. Manticore

    Manticore Official BUF Birthday Spammer

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    I'm still thinking about getting a PS2 second hand for Gran Turismo.

    Word.

    +1
     
  13. Kyllian

    Kyllian if (Driver == Bot.Pawn); bGTFO=True;

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    This. I don't know about the rest of the world, but the US is horribly behind in the area of bandwidth
    Doesn't help when companies like Comcast own so many backbones and then throw fits and lawsuits when someone wants to offer something cheaper

    Raynor has a point as well. If Valve's download servers were to disappear(let's assume the auth servers are intact), that's several million dollars worth of games that people can't touch anymore
     
  14. ambershee

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    Your infrastructure, at least in cities, is well ahead of most of the West.

    Indeed, and it's the main reason I can't get behind digital distribution. Once the servers are gone, your content is gone. This is inevitable - it is more or less guaranteed to happen at some point.
     
  15. Hunter

    Hunter BeyondUnreal Newsie

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    There is also the issue of what happens if say Steam had to stop selling a title, even if you had already purchased it you may not be able to download it again.
     
  16. ambershee

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    That has already happened (and on Xbox Live with Doom, as it happens). In both instances the game can still be redownloaded by existing players, but it cannot be purchased.
     
  17. Hunter

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    There have been issues on iTunes where films/tv/etc have been purchased and then removed from sale and people are unable to redownload them.
     
  18. Al

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    I own Crysis 1 and 2 on Steam and I'm still allowed to download them, even though they're Origin only now.
     
  19. ambershee

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    Indeed - and therein lies the difference between Apple's approach to customer care and the rest of the digital world.
     
  20. Hunter

    Hunter BeyondUnreal Newsie

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    I don't think Apple controlled if they were pulled from sale or not and I'm sure if EA cared about older titles they could pull them completely from steam
     

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