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Old 06-30-2017, 03:36 PM
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Gold (War3) Is Blizzard charging people for a rehash of an old game?!?!

So this SC remaster thing, apparently it takes preorders which I guess means it costs money?

Are they fucking crazy? Seems ridiculously money grubbing to me to make people pay to play a fancied up version of an old game. So many companies are giving away legacy games as a courtesy or a promo stunt yet Blizz goes and tries to milk money out of people? D:

This is like Monsanto levels of money grubbing, bordering on Mr. Burns
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Old 06-30-2017, 03:46 PM
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Just took a gander, yeah, I won't be buying into it. They wanted to "keep things faithful", which I understand, but the HD remake is too faithful. For "gameplay reasons" they kept a lot of visual oddities, and the high-res of it doesn't matter when the details shown are just simple objects. The terrain tiling is also kept too static.

That said, apparently they did a ton of work, so for a truly nostalgic player (or the living, ancient pro scene), the cost is there and the quality makes sense ($15 isn't a huge deal if you're already in love).
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Old 06-30-2017, 03:47 PM
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So this SC remaster thing, apparently it takes preorders which I guess means it costs money?

Are they fucking crazy? Seems ridiculously money grubbing to me to make people pay to play a fancied up version of an old game. So many companies are giving away legacy games as a courtesy or a promo stunt yet Blizz goes and tries to milk money out of people? D:

This is like Monsanto levels of money grubbing, bordering on Mr. Burns
It's pretty old news. They are making the original free, but the remastered version won't.

It's just some attempt at recovering all the ground they lost in Korea (they're the only ones to blame, though).
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Old 06-30-2017, 03:51 PM
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Seems like a better deal than diablo 3 DLC, I will buy it only because it is 15 bucks I was honestly expecting blizzard to be Greedy as fuck and charge 59 bucks for it.
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Old 06-30-2017, 08:26 PM
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Seems like a better deal than diablo 3 DLC, I will buy it only because it is 15 bucks I was honestly expecting blizzard to be Greedy as fuck and charge 59 bucks for it.
They are both terribly priced. The remastered is likely the better deal since it's an entire game vs a stale old game with a old character from an old game. It's funny. 20 is the amount I said that I'd refuse to but either of these at, with the exchange rate as it is that's the price, which is insane. If it were 10 USD for them I'd consider it, some how that extra 5 bucks per just completely loses me. I'd rather spend that on a beer than playing old games I beat years ago.
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People who are total SC fanboys can buy it, their choice, but no way in seven hells would I give them money for it.

Giving out original SC (Brood War too I presume?) for free does make it better and more in-line with what other companies are doing.

Bottom line for me though is that any sympathy I had for "old Blizz" for making awesome games and always putting the customer first is long gone. Their stories suck for a long time now, their gameplay increasingly sucks and now they are trying to milk every dime out of the player. They are no better than the average gaming company, probably worse.
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Old 07-01-2017, 06:34 AM
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People who are total SC fanboys can buy it, their choice, but no way in seven hells would I give them money for it.

Giving out original SC (Brood War too I presume?) for free does make it better and more in-line with what other companies are doing.

Bottom line for me though is that any sympathy I had for "old Blizz" for making awesome games and always putting the customer first is long gone. Their stories suck for a long time now, their gameplay increasingly sucks and now they are trying to milk every dime out of the player. They are no better than the average gaming company, probably worse.
Oh lord I hope it includes Brood War... I also find the limited time Preorder bonus to be fucking hilarious... really preorder this...

In the target audiences standpoint, there's kind of an issue with charging anything for it. They obviously want to get it on every system in every Ecafe in Korea, it would be more accessible to the younger generation of "Eatheletes" (as Blizz is obsessed with the whole Esports things) coming up (since the industry thrives on youth).
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Old 07-01-2017, 07:12 AM
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Oh lord I hope it includes Brood War... I also find the limited time Preorder bonus to be fucking hilarious... really preorder this...

In the target audiences standpoint, there's kind of an issue with charging anything for it. They obviously want to get it on every system in every Ecafe in Korea, it would be more accessible to the younger generation of "Eatheletes" (as Blizz is obsessed with the whole Esports things) coming up (since the industry thrives on youth).
it includes brood wars
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Old 07-01-2017, 07:26 AM
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Depending on the price, I see nothing wrong with this. I mean, I wouldn't pay 60 bucks for it, but maybe 15?
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Old 07-01-2017, 07:29 AM
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Depending on the price, I see nothing wrong with this. I mean, I wouldn't pay 60 bucks for it, but maybe 15?
It is 15.

And yeah, for that price I'll also buy it. They did invest time into it, so they deserve recompense.
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It is 15.

And yeah, for that price I'll also buy it. They did invest time into it, so they deserve recompense.
Are they updating the cinematics? I know the briefings will be different.
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Are they updating the cinematics? I know the briefings will be different.
dont expect cinematic trailers but I believe they said they will.
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