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09-08-2013, 04:35 PM #1
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Nice article about Paradox
Polygon did a cool, long article about paradox.
http://www.polygon.com/features/2013...active-historyUrsula Le Guin - The Ones Who Walk Away From Omelas
09-08-2013, 05:56 PM #2
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Pretty good read. Thanks Tei. :)
09-08-2013, 07:09 PM #3
Cool stuff. Though I'm disappointed they didn't mention any of the HOI games. I can understand why they'd want to gloss over HOI3 (because it was a mess at release), but still...
And also the difference between how their internally developed games and their published games have worked out. QA has to be a very different thing depending on whether you're making the game yourself or not.
... there's also the whole Magna Mundi affair, but that deserves a separate article.
09-08-2013, 08:57 PM #4
Very interesting read,do you have something similar for other companies,the road to success! I remember already reading somewhere similar articles for MORTAL KOMBAT company,ID and guys who made Xcom.
09-08-2013, 09:47 PM #5
10-08-2013, 03:37 PM #6
Interesting read. I've been following Pdox since 2000 or so, even played D&D by chat client for awhile with Johan (great guy). I appreciate the continual push towards improvement, but I'm really disappointed to see that EU4 is a Steam exclusive. I'd been under the impression that they were working towards their own store with some form of unobtrusive DRM. I'm sure they'll do fine without my support, but I've always taken a certain pleasure in supporting their games at full price even when I didn't have time to play them.
10-08-2013, 03:41 PM #7
The game is DRM-free, but sold on steam, same as the rest of their games.
10-08-2013, 03:49 PM #8
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10-08-2013, 03:54 PM #9
CK2 is DRM free since release, and has 2+ more years of planned content down the line.
10-08-2013, 04:06 PM #10
Don't get me wrong, this entire situation could be a LOT worse, in that they could be using Steam as "real" DRM for the lifetime of the product. That'd result in an "I'll never buy this game" position, because that kind of thing simply isn't acceptable in a grand strategy game I might genuinely want to play 10 years from now. As it stands, this is just a value-subtraction, which is what Steam always is.
I suppose it's about time I caught up to the curve anwyay. Pdox has been deflating the value of their games for years with near-instant, massive sales. It was only good-will that kept me supporting them at full price, and I guess I've run out.
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10-08-2013, 05:15 PM #11
You're not tied to Steam any more than Gamersgate. You can just launch Steam, buy, download, and install the DLC, and then close Steam and play the game without it. Works like Gamersgate, except Steam takes up a little bit of room on your hard drive.
10-08-2013, 06:17 PM #12
Eh, I shouldn't even be posting here and derailing the thread, I'm just saddened that a favorite publisher/developer of mine has crawled so firmly into bed with a company I actively dislike.
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