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I get the impression D3 will make or break Bungie if they self publish and there won’t be any middle ground. It’s such a massive undertaking and there is no more hype to milk. Fantastic that they will have all creative control back but as Dan mentioned much of the fault was very much their own doing.

Will still follow with interest.
 

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Sure Bungie done stuffed some things but id would be very surprised if this isnt anything but good news.
 

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I’ve recommend this YouTube playlist before. It’s by Ars Technica and it documents struggles that some games went through during development. It was a while ago that I recommended it when they only had three videos and it seemed like that was it, but I just noticed a new one about Dead Space and saw they have made another five. They’re really worth it for anyone with an interest in game development.

Glen Schofield refers to their solution as ‘layered’ which is generally described as Test Driven Development in software and is the major tenant of the Agile development methodology. It is when you only build a piece at a time and then test. It makes you wonder how many other AAA games hack everything together at once and can’t find the bug or just don’t know and ship the game then scramble for a post launch patch.

 

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Jesus christ take Star Wars away from EA.

https://www.kotaku.com.au/2019/01/ea-cancels-open-worldstar-wars-game/

EA Cancels Open-World Star Wars Game

Electronic Arts has canceled its open-world Star Wars game, according to three people familiar with goings-on at the company. The game, announced alongside the shutdown of Visceral Games back in 2017, had been in development at EA’s large office in Vancouver.
 

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Is that that big of a surprise though? Wasn't it EA, a year or two ago, that said that single player games were dead*?


* Only to be disproved by games like HZD and Zelda: Breath of the Wild, God of War and RDR2 since then
 

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Is that that big of a surprise though? Wasn't it EA, a year or two ago, that said that single player games were dead*?


* Only to be disproved by games like HZD and Zelda: Breath of the Wild, God of War and RDR2 since then
By "dead" they mean harder to exploit money from consumers with without investing a large amount of money and time into the project initially.
 

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It's never the parents, ever. They never do anything wrong, it's always some outside influence.
 

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Oxford University found no link between video games and aggression in teenagers.

So what will news shows have to talk about now?

https://press-start.com.au/news/2019/03/12/oxford-university-found-no-link-between-violent-video-games-and-aggressive-behaviour-in-teenagers
The thing is there are many, many well-conducted psychological studies that have positive or neutral outcomes on a range of domains for gaming. The media just pick out the poorly constructed and reported ones that show something bad and report on them. So it won't change a thing.
 

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Rumours going around that Sony was on the verge of closing a deal to acquire Take-Two Interactive
Huge if true. I just googled it and it looks like the rumour is still current.

Surely it would be in Take Two’s best interest to remain independent? Sony would have to foot some massive cash to cover the difference assuming it would come with some sort of exclusive agreement?
 

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Wonder what that would mean for the BioShock & Borderlands franchises.
 
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