Random thoughts on gaming 2020.

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End of Loot box?
I think it is a Good thing that many gaming devs have moved from Lootbox to standard paid DÖC where you paid what you want, instead of a chance, like modern warfare. They ain’t cheap or worth the money most time Imo, but at least the right direction.

Also battlepass seems to be getting in popularity. Every games see,s to have them these days, and I am okay with it its current price ( average 10€), and general offering.


Gunna be more acurate.

maybe I am nitpIcking, but it’s Obst pudding for me that so many game gets basic gun handling & mechanics wrong, consider how easily it is to get info on guns even in places where guns are mostly illegals, and guns are stable in games.

Example is how Jill sandwich from resident evil 3 hold the rifle and shotgun, or how in Volarant, gun need cocking every time you change magazines or switch back.


Big and Bigger

game size is getting rediculous. Also oat all the games I downloaded this year are over 50GB big. it’s not only issue with people with slow internet speed with some game needing more than A week to download ( personal experience) but storage space issue.
next gen consoles will have less than 1T storage ( that will be shared with other apps, OS) and it only takes less than 10 games at 100GB size to fill.

a solution is to let gamers select what they wanted to download. I don’t 14 different languages, i can do with lower quality music if it significantly reduce size.
 

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Yay, I was debating and arguing with myself on creating a thread like this.

I warned this very thread that this gen and going to 4k would lead to much bigger files. Which is the reason why I believe the x’d the use of physical harddrives. That’s probably why those initial ps devs came out saying that the SSD would change the way they design games.
 

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Yay, I was debating and arguing with myself on creating a thread like this.

I warned this very thread that this gen and going to 4k would lead to much bigger files. Which is the reason why I believe the x’d the use of physical harddrives. That’s probably why those initial ps devs came out saying that the SSD would change the way they design games.
If SSD in PS5 will be used significant as virtual Ram, then there will be significant space allocation needs as well, that will reduce the already small 850GB space (which needs to share with other games, apps, OS, media, save files).
 

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If SSD in PS5 will be used significant as virtual Ram, then there will be significant space allocation needs as well, that will reduce the already small 850GB space (which needs to share with other games, apps, OS, media, save files).
I believe with the SX they’ve confirmed that devs will have access to ssd for vram, the os alone will use 2.5 gigs of the slowest gddr6 ram. I may be mistaken but I think someone said that 100 gigs, of the ssd, will be allocated for/towards devs.

Is Germany’s Internet as bad as Australia’s, speed wise?
 

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I believe with the SX they’ve confirmed that devs will have access to ssd for vram, the os alone will use 2.5 gigs of the slowest gddr6 ram. I may be mistaken but I think someone said that 100 gigs, of the ssd, will be allocated for/towards devs.

Is Germany’s Internet as bad as Australia’s, speed wise?
Depends on location and depth of wallet I guess. I can get 400mb/s from unitymedia. I am currently 1mb/s.


os 100gb of 850gb is used as VRAM, let’s just say a conservative 150gb for media, Save files, and apps. That leave only 600gb of space for games. Even on my base PS4, I can only store 3-4 games.
 
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I wish square would give us a dedicated chocobo racing game with a team as passionate as turn10/playgroundgames/polyphony. Imagine racing chocobos at a Laguna seca equivalent, a cat and mouse game where you can collect power ups like the old Mario cart arenas.

or better yet a battle royale where you run around collecting equipment and spells. All at thirty frames per second, cos you know those spells are gonna be so exquisitely exagérate with effects that anything higher will kill those frames.

dear square I’m a free agent and I’ve been to your office off el segundo :p