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Kevin MacLeod
Gamevice web guy. Writer. Photographer. Artist. Coder. Gamer. I ran . I publish on and run the Gamevice blog. Opinions are my own.
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Kevin MacLeod 55m
Replying to @maxhasadhd
There are occasional issues triggering events, especially when collecting the eggs from the little taunting guys. You’ll just sort of get an egg, with no cutscene or fanfare. Another month of development would have probably fixed all of it, and I hope they can patch!
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Kevin MacLeod 57m
Replying to @maxhasadhd
A few minor things, stuff they clearly ran out of time on. You don’t get the explosion of gems in the loading screens, just a number counter. Portals don’t have any depth to them, but are instead flat blurry backgrounds, where in the original games you’d literally fly into them.
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Kevin MacLeod 1h
Spyro Reignited is such a major upgrade in so many ways, it makes the few downgrades all the more irritating.
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William LeGate Nov 14
Amazon appears to store all audio recorded by their Echo/Alexa devices indefinitely with no clear data privacy standards or transparency reports… avoid unless you're comfortable with someone being able to listen to everything you've ever said—ever
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Kevin MacLeod Nov 17
Replying to @marcoarment
Might get in the way of the speaker array, especially on the 11-inch
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Kevin MacLeod Nov 17
Replying to @SupaDav03
I don’t disagree with you about that, but I do think it’s absolutely going to happen. Way too many upsides for everyone involved except GameStop.
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Kevin MacLeod Nov 17
Replying to @SupaDav03
Yeah, I think this is more about testing the waters for next-gen, rather than attempting to relaunch this generation’s distribution model
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Kevin MacLeod Nov 17
Replying to @SupaDav03
Oh that’s just a matter of policy. Steam lets you play a ridiculously long time without internet access. Nothing inherent to digital or disk there
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Kevin MacLeod Nov 17
Replying to @SupaDav03
Yeah, but the whole “shitty internet” argument doesn’t hold up, since almost every disk-based game still requires a massive download these days, and probably has an online component. Internet is required in 2018. It needs to get better, but that’s true regardless of medium
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Kevin MacLeod Nov 17
Replying to @SupaDav03
A kid who wants to buy a cheap console to play Fortnite and Minecraft with friends isn’t going to care if it spins plastic disks
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Kevin MacLeod Nov 17
Replying to @SupaDav03
I’m not sure. The game pass thing, the rise of free to play, and the frequent mega-discounts on games… digital provides a lot of great deals. If consumers have been taking advantage of these deals, it might negate the draw of used games. Especially with a cheaper console.
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Kevin MacLeod Nov 17
Replying to @SupaDav03
Correction: I do occasionally buy out-of-print games used, if necessary
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Kevin MacLeod Nov 17
Replying to @SupaDav03
If they release a console that can’t play disks and nobody buys it, that’ll settle it. If it outsells the standard model by wide margins, then clearly people don’t care. I don’t buy used games. Developers get screwed, the only one who makes money is GameStop. Sleazy business.
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Kevin MacLeod Nov 17
Replying to @SupaDav03
We shall see! I’m betting on the cheaper system without a disk drive outselling all of the other models. Hopefully they’ll release sales figures
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Kevin MacLeod Nov 17
Replying to @SupaDav03
A niche group compromised of every single PC gamer and mobile gamer. Kind of a big niche - bigger than console gaming. Launching a digital-only console for $50-100 less should answer all these questions. We’ll know real soon if it’s something real people actually care about
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Kevin MacLeod Nov 17
Replying to @SupaDav03
Again, I’ve been ready for a decade, haven’t bought a disk in that long. Everything works great! PC and mobile gamers are already fully digital. No real reasons for consoles not to have a digital-only option
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Kevin MacLeod Nov 16
Replying to @QuadraQ
Yeah, but for tons of really good reasons, we’re never going back to a games having a “finished” date before being burned on plastic disks. And in a world where games receive constant updates and patches, physical media makes no sense. And that’s our world, for better and worse.
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Kevin MacLeod Nov 16
Replying to @QuadraQ
Yeah, I’m not a collector, and place zero value in physical media. Physical media stopped making sense the minute games started receiving ongoing updates. The thing you get on the disk is already out-of-date on launch day. And that’s if there’s even anything on the disk at all
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Nick Heer Nov 16
A neat thing about Adobe rebuilding the system UI in HTML is when they fail to escape characters properly leading to items like “Black White” instead of “Black & White”. Now that’s a quality product.
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Kevin MacLeod Nov 16
Replying to @QuadraQ
Meh, when you buy a disk, it’ll eventually decay due to bit rot. And by the time a download server is disconnected, there’s probably a new console with backwards-compatibility that you can re-download games on, or even an emulator that’ll play your games better. Non-issues, IMHO
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