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post #1981 of 1994
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Originally Posted by InfernoST View Post

What is DLC?

DLC stands for "Downloadable Content," which is basically any form of add-on content to a game, whether it be whole new levels and maps, skins, weapons, music tracks (for music games), playable characters (fighting games), etc. Some of it's free, but most of it costs money.
Over the past five years that trend has been for core game prices to drop more quickly as developers try to recoup the money by issuing DLC, much of it ready to release the same day the game launches. What's especially disturbing is the prices that can sometimes exceed, when combined, the original cost of the game, but while not offering more content than the original game.
post #1982 of 1994
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Originally Posted by darthrsg View Post

It's a license to do sloppy code. I know devs.
Glad I'm not the only one around here who thought this. biggrin.gif

When developers say that they "worked closely with Sony" in developing the PS4, it's not like their first priority is a machine with Supermega Graphical Ultra PowerZ. First and foremost, developers want a machine that lets them keep costs down and gives them more room for error. Games will be made faster, cheaper, and with far less optimization. Welcome to the world of PC gaming!

We'll still see the usual suspects that push the tech to its limits and can afford to spend the time and money to optimize code, but those games will be few and far between.
Edited by confidenceman - 2/27/13 at 12:57pm
post #1983 of 1994
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Originally Posted by confidenceman View Post

Glad I'm not the only one around here who thought this. biggrin.gif

When developers say that they "worked closely with Sony" in developing the PS4, it's not like their first priority is a machine with Supermega Graphical Ultra PowerZ. First and foremost, developers want a machine that lets them keep costs down and gives them more room for error. Games will be made faster, cheaper, and with far less optimization. Welcome to the world of PC gaming!

We'll still see the usual suspects that push the tech to its limits and can afford to spend the time and money to optimize code, but those games will be few and far between.

The quality of the games will speak for itself in the end. If they can make something incredible with sloppy code, then so be it.
post #1984 of 1994
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Originally Posted by bd2003 View Post

The quality of the games will speak for itself in the end. If they can make something incredible with sloppy code, then so be it.
Indeed. But IMO "quality" has almost nothing to do with expensive development or high-end technology.

For example, a game like Super Meat Boy (which cost relatively little to make and requires only modest technology) is of far superior quality to a game like Assassin's Creed 3 (which cost tens of millions to make and requires more technological muscle than current consoles can handle). SMB is more visually polished and impressive, more bug free, has tighter mechanics and level design, and, hell, even the story makes more sense.

It's the big boys that are more likely to skimp on optimization than the little guys. Keep it simple, I say!
post #1985 of 1994
Thats quite a comparison.
post #1986 of 1994
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Originally Posted by Zookster View Post

DLC stands for "Downloadable Content," which is basically any form of add-on content to a game, whether it be whole new levels and maps, skins, weapons, music tracks (for music games), playable characters (fighting games), etc. Some of it's free, but most of it costs money.
Over the past five years that trend has been for core game prices to drop more quickly as developers try to recoup the money by issuing DLC, much of it ready to release the same day the game launches. What's especially disturbing is the prices that can sometimes exceed, when combined, the original cost of the game, but while not offering more content than the original game.

Thanks Zookster.

I usually just play the game when I can and never found the need to buy an extras.
post #1987 of 1994
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post #1988 of 1994
post #1989 of 1994

Good stuff.
post #1990 of 1994
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Originally Posted by CMonMan View Post

Is it possible that that "speaker" is actually a mic and that the jack on the bottom is a headphone jack? That would allow any pair of headphones/earbuds to be used without needing to invest in a full blown gaming headset. Possible?

Called it.
post #1991 of 1994
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Originally Posted by CMonMan View Post

Called it.

Speaker isn't a mic though. tongue.gif

Either way they said they're only putting 32khz audio out through that jack (and probably heavily compressed), so it won't sound great. But still pretty neat that's it's stereo.
post #1992 of 1994
Can anyone tell me if with the headsets, will the game sound come through as well as the voice or will it be voice chat only? How does it work with xbox 360? I've never played one.
post #1993 of 1994
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Originally Posted by joeblow View Post


It'll be amazing if the super low price happens, even though the report still said it would cost more than 40K yen. Hopefully we find out on the 20th instead of E3. In fact, if you guys are right and there is a $400 option without a forced subscription, to celebrate I'll give you each my two remaining 1-month PS+ codes.

So what constitutes a forced subscription? smile.gif
post #1994 of 1994
Thread Starter 
Heh, a sub is forced on multiplayers.

This thread is dead though.
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