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2014-08-14 07:29:20 PM  
 
2014-08-14 07:55:36 PM  
Between the muscle and money of Valve driving DOTA2, and the established player base of League of Legends, why would you even bother trying to create a clone of the two?
 
2014-08-14 07:58:01 PM  
Just what the world needs: another shiatty MOBA.
 
2014-08-14 07:58:47 PM  

Need a Dispenser Here: Between the muscle and money of Valve driving DOTA2, and the established player base of League of Legends, why would you even bother trying to create a clone of the two?


Because you just answered your own question.

Money. Fame. If you siphon off even 1/10 of the DOTA2 bucks, that's enough.
 
2014-08-14 08:02:47 PM  

kroonermanblack: Need a Dispenser Here: Between the muscle and money of Valve driving DOTA2, and the established player base of League of Legends, why would you even bother trying to create a clone of the two?

Because you just answered your own question.

Money. Fame. If you siphon off even 1/10 of the DOTA2 bucks, that's enough.


Even a 10,000th might be pushing it.

See: all of the failed WoW clones
 
2014-08-14 08:26:28 PM  

Need a Dispenser Here: Between the muscle and money of Valve driving DOTA2, and the established player base of League of Legends, why would you even bother trying to create a clone of the two?


Don't forget Blizz is launching their version Heroes of the Storm as well. And it has characters from all of their properties as playable, even the siege tank.
 
2014-08-14 08:34:58 PM  
Stopped at MOBA.  Those games are soulless.
 
2014-08-14 08:36:26 PM  

Need a Dispenser Here: See: all of the failed WoW clones


Speaking of WoW clones... The MOBA market totally isn't oversaturated at all.
 
2014-08-14 08:55:16 PM  

Need a Dispenser Here: Between the muscle and money of Valve driving DOTA2, and the established player base of League of Legends, why would you even bother trying to create a clone of the two?


Why wouldn't you? There is gold in them thar hills
 
2014-08-14 09:02:48 PM  
What the fark was that besides a thinly veiled press release announcing Red Bull gave those yahoos funding for a shiatty moba because Red Bull is doing their damnedest to get their money funnel into that sweet, sweet, competitive gaming pie? Or am I reading too deep into a blog post on a shiatty webpage.
 
2014-08-14 09:35:13 PM  
fta: cancelled because the game managed to secure funding from another source
 
2014-08-14 09:46:31 PM  
I almost fell asleep halfway through that article. I'm sorry. I can't get excited (or even very interested) reading about an upcoming video game. They're fun to play; They're not fun to read about.

For that matter, I also find it to be a snoozefest to watch other people playing games, so I really don't get the current younger-generation fascination with watching playthrough videos. ZZZzzzz. Games are meant to be PLAYED, not watched, not read about... PLAYED.

Jeez. Did people ever sit around reading articles about Monopoly, or watching other people play it for three hours? How dull. I'm CERTAIN nobody watched videos of other people playing Atari Combat or E.T..
 
2014-08-14 10:12:25 PM  

WilderKWight: I almost fell asleep halfway through that article. I'm sorry. I can't get excited (or even very interested) reading about an upcoming video game. They're fun to play; They're not fun to read about.

For that matter, I also find it to be a snoozefest to watch other people playing games, so I really don't get the current younger-generation fascination with watching playthrough videos. ZZZzzzz. Games are meant to be PLAYED, not watched, not read about... PLAYED.

Jeez. Did people ever sit around reading articles about Monopoly, or watching other people play it for three hours? How dull. I'm CERTAIN nobody watched videos of other people playing Atari Combat or E.T..


A cousin was watching videos of someone playing Farm Simulator once.

Raptly. For quite a while. He had it bookmarked.  He's odd.

Personally, I'll watch some let's play videos or something as a video review, because the first 20-30 minutes of a game are enough to judge overall quality, usually.  But that's mostly for MMOs. For most standard video games I usually just check reviews.

I can somewhat see the appeal, the guys running these (successfull) channels typically have charisma, and do voice-chat while playing, so make commentary and other things. And nerds have a strong desire to adhere to the cult of personality, so often get 'stuck' on people, making them faux-celebrities.  The best example I can give is Krip, whose followers shiat up every game board I've ever seen to tell people what he's playing and what his opinions are etc.  It's unreal. I've never watched his stuff so I don't know if he gives out free ponies and blowjobs or something.
 
2014-08-14 10:19:31 PM  

WilderKWight: I almost fell asleep halfway through that article. I'm sorry. I can't get excited (or even very interested) reading about an upcoming video game. They're fun to play; They're not fun to read about.

For that matter, I also find it to be a snoozefest to watch other people playing games, so I really don't get the current younger-generation fascination with watching playthrough videos. ZZZzzzz. Games are meant to be PLAYED, not watched, not read about... PLAYED.

Jeez. Did people ever sit around reading articles about Monopoly, or watching other people play it for three hours? How dull. I'm CERTAIN nobody watched videos of other people playing Atari Combat or E.T..


I used to feel this way until I started playing Dota 2 a lot. And then my Xbox One got a twitch app, and I had never used twitch before but I was excited to see my friends stream games I was curious about and wanted to see but was tired of spending money to confirm its not for me. Then we had our first baby and when there is nothing on in the middle of the night I would put on random Dota 2 matches on twitch since I understood the game pretty well. and then I watched pro matches and then The International 14 and now I am hooked. I don't really enjoy watching other games (I'll do it occasionally especially if I am curious to its quality) but watching a pro dota 2 match is so much fun for me, I don't know why, I can't really explain it but I just find high quality matches thrilling. The strategies, the hero choices, the on the fly tactics its great. That said, I can totally and completely understand not wanting to watch games.

/have I mentioned I really enjoy Dota 2? its soooo addictive and I am not even good. I get slaughtered in pub human matches, I still try though because I want to be good.
 
2014-08-14 11:51:32 PM  

kroonermanblack: WilderKWight: I almost fell asleep halfway through that article. I'm sorry. I can't get excited (or even very interested) reading about an upcoming video game. They're fun to play; They're not fun to read about.

For that matter, I also find it to be a snoozefest to watch other people playing games, so I really don't get the current younger-generation fascination with watching playthrough videos. ZZZzzzz. Games are meant to be PLAYED, not watched, not read about... PLAYED.

Jeez. Did people ever sit around reading articles about Monopoly, or watching other people play it for three hours? How dull. I'm CERTAIN nobody watched videos of other people playing Atari Combat or E.T..

A cousin was watching videos of someone playing Farm Simulator once.

Raptly. For quite a while. He had it bookmarked.  He's odd.

Personally, I'll watch some let's play videos or something as a video review, because the first 20-30 minutes of a game are enough to judge overall quality, usually.  But that's mostly for MMOs. For most standard video games I usually just check reviews.

I can somewhat see the appeal, the guys running these (successfull) channels typically have charisma, and do voice-chat while playing, so make commentary and other things. And nerds have a strong desire to adhere to the cult of personality, so often get 'stuck' on people, making them faux-celebrities.  The best example I can give is Krip, whose followers shiat up every game board I've ever seen to tell people what he's playing and what his opinions are etc.  It's unreal. I've never watched his stuff so I don't know if he gives out free ponies and blowjobs or something.


There is some chick with a monster rack who plays these games on cam. I'm sure some here no here name. Anyway worth a watch with the sound off anyway.
 
2014-08-14 11:57:17 PM  
Kaceytron
 
2014-08-15 01:01:03 AM  
If this formula works and all I need is __ of ___s to make a successful game, I'm starting Cock of coonts and riding the wave to riches
 
2014-08-15 01:02:13 AM  

WilderKWight: I almost fell asleep halfway through that article. I'm sorry. I can't get excited (or even very interested) reading about an upcoming video game. They're fun to play; They're not fun to read about.

For that matter, I also find it to be a snoozefest to watch other people playing games, so I really don't get the current younger-generation fascination with watching playthrough videos. ZZZzzzz. Games are meant to be PLAYED, not watched, not read about... PLAYED.

Jeez. Did people ever sit around reading articles about Monopoly, or watching other people play it for three hours? How dull. I'm CERTAIN nobody watched videos of other people playing Atari Combat or E.T..


Nah, just baseball, basketball, golf and seven kinds of football
 
2014-08-15 02:38:37 AM  

IrateShadow: Need a Dispenser Here: See: all of the failed WoW clones

Speaking of WoW clones... The MOBA market totally isn't oversaturated at all.


That doesn't even include at least two that I know of that are in early access (can't think of their name, but one is some horror themed on that's been on steam for a while).
 
2014-08-15 04:22:29 AM  
 
2014-08-15 06:59:40 AM  
thebrotherhoodofevilgeeks.files.wordpress.com
 
2014-08-15 07:43:59 AM  

Space Station Wagon: Kaceytron


I only have one person i follow on twitch and i rarely watch.  Just watched Kaceytron and holy crap people give her a lot of money in donations. She had two 50 dollar donations before i decided to reply. She's whining the entire bit i'v watched and she's still getting money.  6 bucks since i'v typed all this.  What the hell.

How much do twitch celebs bring in?
 
2014-08-15 08:37:30 AM  

Mentalpatient87: Space Station Wagon: Kaceytron

This is some kind of satire with
big tits, right?

 
2014-08-15 08:38:10 AM  
MOBA

Go fark yourself.
 
2014-08-15 08:46:50 AM  

WilderKWight: I almost fell asleep halfway through that article. I'm sorry. I can't get excited (or even very interested) reading about an upcoming video game. They're fun to play; They're not fun to read about.

For that matter, I also find it to be a snoozefest to watch other people playing games, so I really don't get the current younger-generation fascination with watching playthrough videos. ZZZzzzz. Games are meant to be PLAYED, not watched, not read about... PLAYED.

Jeez. Did people ever sit around reading articles about Monopoly, or watching other people play it for three hours? How dull. I'm CERTAIN nobody watched videos of other people playing Atari Combat or E.T..


I watch let's plays for a) games I've already played to see what I've missed (turns out I missed several bosses in Dark Souls 2), b) games I have no desire to play but am still curious about what happens in them ( currently watching Mass Effect 3, or Chest High Wall RPG), and c) some let's players provide entertaining and/or informative commentary.
 
2014-08-15 11:29:43 AM  

Retsam: I only have one person i follow on twitch and i rarely watch.  Just watched Kaceytron and holy crap people give her a lot of money in donations. She had two 50 dollar donations before i decided to reply. She's whining the entire bit i'v watched and she's still getting money.  6 bucks since i'v typed all this.  What the hell.

How much do twitch celebs bring in?


Outside of the tournaments and speed runners, twitch is basically a pathetic cam site without any nudity.
 
2014-08-15 04:20:46 PM  

Tyrone Slothrop: c) some let's players provide entertaining and/or informative commentary.


I'll admit that Game Grumps and Rooster Teeth/Achievement Hunter have replaced actual TV for me.

Egoy3k: big tits


Yeah, but holy shiat, dude. That constant whine coming out of her mouth makes it not worth it. I mean, Hannah Minx had huge tits too. Sure, she was also kinda annoying but at least she was  happy annoying.
 
2014-08-15 04:44:53 PM  

Mentalpatient87: That constant whine coming out of her mouth makes it not worth it


Space Station Wagon: Anyway worth a watch with the sound off anyway.


I did warn you
 
2014-08-15 07:06:59 PM  
That looks nothing like Ogre.
 
2014-08-15 08:19:29 PM  

WilderKWight: For that matter, I also find it to be a snoozefest to watch other people playing games, so I really don't get the current younger-generation fascination with watching playthrough videos. ZZZzzzz. Games are meant to be PLAYED, not watched, not read about... PLAYED.


I feel the same about games of football, baseball, golf, etc., but I don't crap all over everyone else's enjoyment of them.
 
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