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    Quote Originally Posted by rustybroomhandle View Post
    Good observation, but also not a major loss. We all like our blockbusters, but the AAA market is largely filled with over-hyped dreck. I'd much rather have a publisher like Paradox bring some of its titles to our platform.
    I think you misunderstand the market. The AAA games market is not filled at all, and not with dreck.

    There are more than 600 million games sold each year (actually 609,081,306).

    Here are some stats for 2011 (http://www.vgchartz.com/yearly/2011/Global/)

    Global Software by Platform
    Platform Yearly (change) [share]
    X360 154713292 (+16%) [0.254]
    PS3 148409212 (+13%) [0.244]
    Wii 135651642 (-26%) [0.223]
    DS 81076905 (-33%) [0.133]
    PSP 32203266 (-29%) [0.053]
    PC 29767970 (+89%) [0.049]
    3DS 26833789 (++89%) [0.044]
    PSV 425230 (++89%) [0.001]

    PC, i.e. Windows has a seventh (7th) place in games with less than 5% of the market.

    In this relatively small market the best selling PC games of all time are found here http://www.vgchartz.com/gamedb/?name...=0&results=200

    There are 30 games published since 2010 on the top 100 list:

    13 StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty PC 2010
    18 World of Warcraft: Cataclysm PC 2010
    30 Star Wars: The Old Republic PC 2011
    33 The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim PC 2011
    36 Diablo III PC 2012
    39 Battlefield 3 PC 2011
    47 Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 PC 2011
    48 Call of Duty: Black Ops PC 2010
    52 The Sims 3: Pets PC 2011
    54 Football Manager 2012 PC 2011
    55 The Sims 3: Late Night Expansion Pack PC 2010
    57 Football Manager 2011 PC 2010
    59 Sid Meier's Civilization V PC 2010
    68 Fallout: New Vegas PC 2010
    69 Anno 2070 PC 2011
    73 The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings PC 2011
    75 The Sims 3: Ambitions PC 2010
    80 Battlefield: Bad Company 2 PC 2010
    81 Final Fantasy XIV Online PC 2010
    84 Portal 2 PC 2011
    85 Crysis 2 PC 2011
    88 RIFT PC 2011
    89 The Sims 3: Generations PC 2011
    90 Mass Effect 3 PC 2012
    91 The Sims 3: High-End Loft Stuff PC 2010
    92 Napoleon: Total War PC 2010
    93 The Sims: Medieval PC 2011
    97 Deus Ex: Human Revolution PC 2011
    99 Dragon Age II PC 2011
    100 Shogun 2: Total War PC 2011

    Which of the AAA market would you claim is over-hyped dreck?

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    Guys just shut the fuck up about those AAA titles.
    We don't give a fuck.
    The topic was about Carmageddon Reincarnation coming to Linux.
    They just confirmed the Linux and Mac version even if they don't make the 600k within the remaining 14 hours.
    It's a fun game to have on Linux, so now is your time to throw in a few bucks if you didn't pledged yet.

    Especially the ones who are always bitching about why every new Linux game must be a FPS/cheap rpg/puzzle game.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sabriah View Post
    Which of the AAA market would you claim is over-hyped dreck?
    Of that list, only Portal 2 and FO:NV are worth paying full price for. The rest are over-hyped schlock.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MastaG View Post
    Guys just shut the fuck up about those AAA titles.
    We don't give a fuck.
    Freedom of speech for all as long as you agree with it, right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sabriah View Post
    Which of the AAA market would you claim is over-hyped dreck?
    My personal opinions only, but of your list I shall divide them into games I like, and games I don't.

    Not that it matters:

    Thumbs down:
    99 Dragon Age II PC 2011
    55 The Sims 3: Late Night Expansion Pack PC 2010
    18 World of Warcraft: Cataclysm PC 2010
    47 Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 PC 2011
    48 Call of Duty: Black Ops PC 2010
    52 The Sims 3: Pets PC 2011
    54 Football Manager 2012 PC 2011
    57 Football Manager 2011 PC 2010
    30 Star Wars: The Old Republic PC 2011
    36 Diablo III PC 2012
    89 The Sims 3: Generations PC 2011
    90 Mass Effect 3 PC 2012
    91 The Sims 3: High-End Loft Stuff PC 2010
    93 The Sims: Medieval PC 2011
    80 Battlefield: Bad Company 2 PC 2010
    75 The Sims 3: Ambitions PC 2010
    81 Final Fantasy XIV Online PC 2010
    39 Battlefield 3 PC 2011
    13 StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty PC 2010

    Thumbs up:
    33 The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim PC 2011
    59 Sid Meier's Civilization V PC 2010
    68 Fallout: New Vegas PC 2010
    73 The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings PC 2011
    84 Portal 2 PC 2011
    92 Napoleon: Total War PC 2010
    97 Deus Ex: Human Revolution PC 2011
    100 Shogun 2: Total War PC 2011

    Don't know enough to comment:
    85 Crysis 2 PC 2011
    69 Anno 2070 PC 2011
    88 RIFT PC 2011

    It's a sad list you put there, mainly because you took it off the top sellers list. Just because it sells does not make it good. The AAA gaming industry is driven by investors, and as such are largely risk-averse. As a result they keep churning out the same soulless crap over and over again. The indies might be more po-dunk, but at least it's a more interesting market. Experimental games like Dear Eshter would never come out of the AAA market. There's a lot more to gaming than the very narrow field painted by the so-called "AAA"s.

    Here are two articles from RPS that nicely sums up what that market is:

    http://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2012...gaming-i-know/
    http://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2012...-becomes-vile/

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    Quote Originally Posted by rustybroomhandle View Post
    My personal opinions only, but of your list I shall divide them into games I like, and games I don't.

    Not that it matters:
    My list would be near identical, just that I would include Battlefield 3 (but not Modern Warfare 3)


    It's a sad list you put there, mainly because you took it off the top sellers list. Just because it sells does not make it good.
    I know. 50,000,000 Elvis-fans were wrong!

    The AAA gaming industry is driven by investors, and as such are largely risk-averse. As a result they keep churning out the same soulless crap over and over again.
    Like Elvis!

    The indies might be more po-dunk, but at least it's a more interesting market. Experimental games like Dear Eshter would never come out of the AAA market. There's a lot more to gaming than the very narrow field painted by the so-called "AAA"s.
    I think the magic in what determines what is a good game is largely unknown until it hits the market, whether it is an indie game or not.

    Here are two articles from RPS that nicely sums up what that market is:

    http://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2012...gaming-i-know/
    http://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2012...-becomes-vile/
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    Thanks for the links!

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    @sabriah - I never said that a successful thing is automatically bad either.

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