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Ghostofanakin if anyone is being an idiot here , that would be you. Too much jumping to conclusions with very limited knowledge.


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Uh, I don't think George Lucas has money problems.

Never said he did, it's the Polish author who made a stupid deal for the rights to his IP. Meanwhile Lucas made a steal selling the rights to his numerous times.

 

They both have an unfortunate lack of quality with their later works.

 

 

George Lucas's big plus was that he didn't sell the rights to his works though, until DIsney, and if anything he tended to the micromanagement side of contracts etc. So every time someone bought a Boba Fett action figure it was Lucas getting the money, not Fox, and he could renegotiate everything including future movies from a position of strength. If anything Sapkowski is like the Fox execs who were so sure that Star Wars would fail that they didn't even bother doing a proper deal for it.

 

Plus, even the worst of Lucas's movies were better than most and far more successful than almost all SW licensed products. Maybe a few people bought the movies because of KOTOR, but it was way disproportionately the reverse situation of people buying the licensed game product due to the movies. For Twitcher it's the exact reverse outside of eastern Europe.

 

There isn't really a readily available equivalent situation to the one Sapkowski finds himself in because most people aren't as, well, stupid as he was and in most places you don't get a second bite of the cherry as he's trying for. If the games failed he wouldn't return the lump sum, and he's been an idiot retrospectively but most importantly by his own choice with no trickery involved. There's no point even offering a lump sum payment if the rights' holder can just go back and relitigate later if it does better than expected, everyone would take a lump sum secure in the knowledge that they can go back and demand a percentage later. He made a calculated bet that the games would fail, and lost. This situation is exactly what limited term deals and percentages are insurance against and he seemingly ignored both.

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Uh, I don't think George Lucas has money problems.

Don't think he is lacking in skill as much as people say, as well.
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Ghostofanakin if anyone is being an idiot here , that would be you. Too much jumping to conclusions with very limited knowledge.

 

How so?  The information from both the author and CDPR indicate he was offered a percentage royalty deal, but declined and took a lump sum because he didn't think the video game would sell much.

 

What am I missing?


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Amazon's new game "New World" is the retro rpg fans wet dream.

 

Think NVN2 but as an mmo, done right with some Ultima Online ahd Guild Wars aspects. The massive world seems well built but we'll see.

 

Although from what I've seen, I'm getting a online Witcher feel.

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Just what do you think you're doing?! You dare to come between me and my prey? Is it a habit of yours to scurry about, getting in the way and causing bother?

 

What are you still bothering me for? I'm a Knight. I'm not interested in your childish games. I need my rest.

 

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Huh, had no idea Amazon was developing games. Well I'd love to see a decent MMO after so many years, but the survival/pvp aspect seems less interesting to me. 

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Just yet another open world survival crafter or something. Yawn.

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Cyberpunk 2077 enlists help of studio which built Dying Light PvP

 

I also remember CDPR getting a grant from the Polish gov't to develop a multiplayer experience or something along those lines, so I guess they are going to do it, one way or another.


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I feel they will do a GTA Online analog.

Hopefully without it being griefer hell as well as slow.

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ICYMI, the Tactical Legacy Pack is free for owners of XCom2: War of the Chosen for a short time:

 

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Soon you can live the "Dance of the Vampires" for yourself:

 

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I've tried playing DCS once, I even made a screenshot of it.

 

 

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Yes, this is the runway.

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I've tried playing DCS once, I even made a screenshot of it.

 

 

 

stAr6uu.jpg

 

 

Yes, this is the runway.

It looks very green


Just what do you think you're doing?! You dare to come between me and my prey? Is it a habit of yours to scurry about, getting in the way and causing bother?

 

What are you still bothering me for? I'm a Knight. I'm not interested in your childish games. I need my rest.

 

Begone! Lest I draw my nail...

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Even if it happens. nothing will change. Forums will stay.


1.13 killed off Ja2.

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Obsidian still has that Tim Cain/Leonard Boyarsky project they're doing with 2K, don't they? Wouldn't an acquisition by Microsoft kind of be stepping on their toes?


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-Philip Roth, The Plot Against America

 

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Even if it happens. nothing will change. Forums will stay.

 

Are you sure? 

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Sqaure Enix new game allows you to shoot on-foot or jump into a speed mech with armores core style gameplay. Looks interesting enough :)


Just what do you think you're doing?! You dare to come between me and my prey? Is it a habit of yours to scurry about, getting in the way and causing bother?

 

What are you still bothering me for? I'm a Knight. I'm not interested in your childish games. I need my rest.

 

Begone! Lest I draw my nail...

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I mean, maybe Obsidian will then finally have more money to make the games they really want to make... On the other hand, we know what happens to studios that are bought up.


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I mean, maybe Obsidian will then finally have more money to make the games they really want to make... On the other hand, we know what happens to studios that are bought up.

...I remember that quote from Bioware; "we were given enough rope to hang ourselves". With the way that things seem to be going in upper management at Obsidian; which we know thanks to all the dirty laundry that Avellone aired, I wouldn't be surprised they sold out. On the other hand if the rumors of Obsidian being difficult to work with are true, the deal might fall way before negotiations starts.

We'll see.


I'd say the answer to that question is kind of like the answer to "who's the sucker in this poker game?"*

 

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The death of Obsidian?


Just what do you think you're doing?! You dare to come between me and my prey? Is it a habit of yours to scurry about, getting in the way and causing bother?

 

What are you still bothering me for? I'm a Knight. I'm not interested in your childish games. I need my rest.

 

Begone! Lest I draw my nail...

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I don't know why Microsoft would want to buy a company that makes PRGs...

 

The sad part about not having editors actually edit.

 

 

Corporations do not think like people. They think like Lovecraftian monstrosities from alien dimensions that they are.

 

"Hey EA Bob, we here bought a RPG-making company that's famous for writing and character interaction. What do you think we should do with it?"

 

"Why EA Chad, set it to make always online shoot'n'looter with no story or character interaction! Obviously, duh!"

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