If there is one thing that 2020 has taught us is that you can never predict what the future holds. As is the case with every other industry, the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted the gaming industry, its performance, competitive landscape, and future outlook. Nevertheless, the iGaming industry is expected to exceed $180 billion in 2021. This is attributed to the expected innovations in gaming platforms and increased monetization strategies. Continue reading “Will the iGaming Industry Keep Growing in 2021?”
An external hard drive can be one of the best extensions for your computer. After all, this is the place where you find the required space to store all your personal photos and videos or use it for professional use. External hard drives offer users a practical alternative for data storage. They can last for years, are portable, and are an inexpensive option compared to SSDs. It’s no surprise why the market offers a wide variety of options for users who prefer specific specifications as to the hard drive’s data capacity, size, and style.
While there is no specific figure of external HDDs’ life expectancy, they will still surely get damaged over time. Hard drives can easily crash, fail and die as they are made of moving components that are vulnerable to mechanical and physical failures. On average, a hard drive’s life expectancy is approximately 6 year. If the hard drive fails prior to it, sometimes it may be the fault of manufacturer. But apparently in most cases, it is due to our daily behaviors. As long as we keep proper maintenance of the drive and tabs on external threats, we can extend its life with ease. Continue reading “How to Extend the Life of Your External Hard Drive”
2020 nearly killed us all, but like big asteroid often does it left us very much alive and disappointed. Unfortunately for other words, apocalypses tend to actually work, bringing an end to humanity, the Earth, or existence as we know it. Que Horizon Zero Dawn, where the Faro Plague ended the world. Continue reading “Angry Assault: Why the Faro Plague Would Never Happen”
Christmas is synonymous with new gadgets and equipment such as desktops or laptops. One of the impulses that comes next is the acquisition of games and entertainment for our new machine.
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Eternal Radiance’s title page is nothing special. Upon booting the game, players are treated to a lovely, all too familiar JRPG background featuring three options: New Game, Options, Exit. It is a simple screen that embodies the quintessential essence of classic JRPGs. Gone was I when the title music began to play. I had received a package notification and got up to collect it from my porch when the music began to play. Continue reading “Eternal Radiance Review”
Before beginning, it must be said that by no means does this article justify death threats, targeted harassment, or threats of any manner. Though it will be contended based on marketing choices that CDPR invited this behavior upon themselves, that itself does not render the behavior appropriate or acceptable by any means. Continue reading “CDPR Has no Right to Complain About the Backlash”
Cyberpunk 2077 has launched with significant problems as the game is filled with bugs galore. Worsening the game’s reputation was the discovery by intrepid gamers of how the game lacks vehicular A.I., Police A.I., and the abysmal state civilian A.I. current exists in. Among other issues, reviewers receiving early copies would have been unable to ignore, let alone overlook by accident.
These issues will take months to rectify, but the current state of the baseline last generation consoles is likely to remain horrible. On said platforms, the game barely manages to pull off 720p as it struggles to maintain consistent frame rate performance. The upgraded versions of both consoles are reported to have better performance, but persist with mockable graphic fidelity.
This isn’t the first time CDRP has met with controversy over the quality of its title’s console ports. During the development of the Witcher 3, the company made promises to long time fans and supporters that the game would not receive a downgrade to function better on consoles. Leading into the release, that assurance proved to be an outright lie.
Unlike last time, CDPR will not be able to sweep the issues and blowback under the rug. There will not be an insurgence of millions of new paying fans to mitigate the outflow of angry customers. Customers who are now reporting Sony is issuing refunds https://www.reddit.com/r/cyberpunkgame/comments/kb92ne/psa_sony_is_issuing_refunds_even_past_the_2_hour/ beyond the 2-hour play mark for digital purchases. After criticism emerged of marketing material failing to disclose missing features and the state of console versions of the game.
Standard protocol for console manufactures is to tell customers to pound sand if it is outside their TOS refund scope/window. Sony issuing refunds beyond said scope/window, is indicative the company is attempting to avoid a legal battle they are aware they won’t win. Yet that is mere supposition.
What is not supposition is the blowback from the sorry state of the console builds, alongside the buggy feature missing P.C./Next generation builds has resulted in CDPR’s parent company’s stock price to plummet.
On December 4th CD Projekt S.A. enjoyed a high of 443.00 Zloty and 31 U.S. Dollars. By closing the market on the 11th their stock price had dropped to 320.50 Zloty and 22.88 US Dollars after recovering from a record low of 310.50 Zloty, amounting to a 30% decline in the stock value.
Word that the game has turned a profit with 9 million units sold during day one is likely to have a stabilizing effect on the stock’s value. Or, at a minimum, mitigate severe selloffs. As the game is now profitable, any further sales of DLC or units are after production and distribution expenses, pure profit.
CDPR is unlikely to suffer severe financial ramifications from their product’s poor quality in the short term. By comparison, long-term brand damage is likely to plague the company going forward, impacting sales and marketing performance.
“It was meaningless, futile, illogical, but such is the curse of being run by a human brain.” Was how Dr. Letz Shake explained his determination to defeat Travis Touchdown in No More Heroes 2. For a machine it invoked a duel sense of purpose and illogical drive towards the meaningless and counterproductive. For the audience, it invoked a sense of ah or amusement before the fight began, but sadly it is why the industry will be doomed to poor monetization schemes.
Setting aside the competing models for the location and origin of consciousness, science demonstrates that the more primitive parts of the human brain do not focus on the long term. Instead, they tend to function in the short term, leaving the more modern parts of the brain to focus on long term planning and understanding of consequences.
As Nobel Prize-winning astrophysicist Saul Perlmutter explained, “We’re limited by being human. We want results fast, and we discount the future.” Leading to the issue, the more cognizant one is, the more likely they are to understand the ramification of their actions in both the short and long term. People with higher cognition can take past stimuli, observation and create reasoned ideas of how an event will play out.
And then you have the majority of people who don’t have inner monologs. People who generally display lower levels of cognition tend to seek and desire immediate gratification rather than long term benefits or delayed gratification according to a study published in Judgement and Decision Making.
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Unlocking various skins or enjoying a sense of accomplishment from finishing a game are qualities of people that can enjoy delayed gratification and typically possess higher intelligence. Most people will not finish a game, just as most people will not buy a loot box or microtransactions. Equally, though they won’t delay gratification by refusing to purchase games that contain these atrocious mechanisms.
After all, if it doesn’t affect them immediately and directly, many simply don’t care. What are they going to do, not purchase the latest Call of Duty? Be the only person in their friend circle not enjoying the latest blockbuster game and risk social ostracization?
Humans are creatures immensely sensitive to social ostracism. All available research demonstrates this to be the case. When we are ostracized, our internal psychological machinery falls apart. We lose focus, drive, and purpose in life as we are cut off from the group. The human mind will attribute the idea of being ostracized no differently than it perceives and gauges physical pain.
Rationally those with high cognition can offset this concern by understanding they can gain more in the long term than any benefit alleviating the short-term concern will generate. For those that can only focus on immediate gratification, the idea of being ostracized is unbearable. They’ll buy the overpriced skins, pay to get ahead rather than work hard, and they’ll never refuse to purchase the latest title unless the public perception is against it.
In short, because many people are like this, we will likely have to regulate and outlaw bad practices rather than rely on humans doing what is right for themselves in the long run. Do not expect industry leaders to rise to the occasion. It is not greed, but the same lack of long-term planning drives them to refuse to invest in improving worker conditions and general happiness. Even though studies demonstrating any such investment returns $3.27 for every dollar spent. These are not the type of people who are going to maintain a healthy ecosystem. A statement easily proven by the recent price hike of video games during times of economic uncertainty.
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Tomorrow brings the eight-year-long wait to its conclusion. Some will walk the Corpo path of money and politics. Ruthlessly pursuing their way to the top of the world. Others will enter Night City for the first time, hailing from the outlands, and represent their nomadic people as they seek to make a name for themselves in the foreign city. Some were born in the city and grew up learning the ways of the street. Their time finally at hand.
Continue reading “Fallen Player to Be Immortalized In Cyberpunk Red”
Change is the one constant in this world. It is arguable that this chaos is what gave rise to life in the first place, and in all likelihood, at some distant point unfathomable to man, it will bring an end to the very life that arose because of it. Less philosophically and more pragmatic civilization changes as it shifts through various epochs. Growing, shrinking, dissolving, and arising.
Continue reading “On the Rise and Future of Mobile Gambling”
In prior coverage of the ongoing Apple/Epic legal conflict, I’ve come under the accusation of providing biased coverage in favor of Apple over Epic Games. The idea governing this notion appears to be that because Apple is a much worse company than Epic Games, coverage should thus favor Epic over Apple by edict of popular consensus. With the issue again appearing in the news, what better time to discuss how this is patently insane.
Continue reading “What Happens if Epic Wins their Legal Battle?”