But WHY? Why is the industry collapsing?

But WHY? Why is the industry collapsing?

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  1. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Burn it with fire

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      This, including streamers/streaming platforms

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        This. Streamers and streaming needs to die off for good. Worst fricking era of mankind. Ecelebs are a plague on gaming and if I see another "TTV" screenname in a game I am going to flip a table.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      With what else would you burn it? Jokes?

  2. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Have any Japanese studios done layoffs? I've only ever heard of American/European studios doing layoffs.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Does SEGA of America recent layoffs count?

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >America
        Nah

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Japanese studios never got bloated with useless employees to begin with
      Even since the 90s Japanese dev teams were always smaller than western ones

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >Even since the 90s Japanese dev teams were always smaller than western ones
        wrong moron
        it wasnt until the 2000s when game companies starting going public and having to please stockholders, 90s western teams were small

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >it wasnt until the 2000s when game companies starting going public and having to please stockholders
          This is the real reason why games have started to be increasingly worse since then.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Basically
            It’s not helped by how much of the shares of western game companies are held by investment and equity firms that are, themselves, abstracted away from any degree of personal interaction. Between the highly impersonal nature of modern western shareholders and the fiduciary responsibility in the United States, you basically end up with every publicly traded company becoming legal slaves to soulless investors with bottomless wyrm-like greed

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          This was the size of the Final Fantasy IX development team in 2000

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Japan has the term "window-sitter" to describe workers who are given literally and not figuratively nothing to do, it doesn't get more useless than that.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          There is so little crime in Japan, Police officers literally have to go out of their way to find work as to not get scolded.
          They mostly do this to foreigners.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >There is so little crime in Japan
            this is what they want to make you believe

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              Yeah, how could there be a city with little crime??? We all know that daily violence is part and parcel of living in the big city. The fact that the numbers don't show this for them is just proof that they're lying.

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              Yeah, Japan is just so filled with crime that horrific incidents that happen make world wide news while its just another day in America.

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              Yeah bro, it can't possibly be that that your country is a shit hole filled to the brim with crime driven by chaos resulting from ethnic and ideological clashes in comparison. It must be those pesky Japanese hiding the truth from you by pretending their homogeneous country is safe and clean by comparison. It's a conspiracy by all ethnically homogeneous eastern countries specifically to make your BIPOCLGBTQBRAAAP+$% beliefs look bad. Never mind the fact that even middle Asians countries living in abject poverty comparable to subsaharan Africa are safer and have lower crime than the US due to lack of ethnic chaos and divides.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            What you mean is that unless the criminal basically hands themselves over, the police will ignore any crimes to not ruin their statistics

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              Yeah, they ignored that studio fire because it would be bad for statistics.
              Baka.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                What point did you think you made with this post?

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                You really think they let such a wide event happen on purpose?

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                How could you even come to the conclusion that anyone would think that?

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                have a nice day, piece of shit

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                But

                What you mean is that unless the criminal basically hands themselves over, the police will ignore any crimes to not ruin their statistics

                says police don't deal with criminals.
                Obviously it was their fault that happened, gotta save face for nippon.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                [Sad News] Davido-kun is upset.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >so little crime in Japan
            My sweet summer child.

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              lmao
              Amerifat can't admit that their country has a crime rate on par with third world shit holes.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                What does that have to do with my response to that post?

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous
        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Employees are given useless positions that contribute nothing to the company in hopes that they quit out of shame or boredom. Outright firing employes or "downsizing" after a bad quarter is rare in Japan because of employee protection laws.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        No, they outsource their games all the time, just not as rampant as Western devs

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Layoffs are not allowed in Japanese employment law unless all other avenues are explored. (so basically people only lose jobs when the company goes under)

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        This.
        If a company is in a position where it is looking at layoffs, it has to find work for them, even if that's contracting their employees out to someone else.
        Layoffs don't happen, and frankly it's difficult to even be fired, you're more likely to be put on a humiliating, literally pointless job if you frick up to that degree.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Wow
        And morons say japan has a toxic work culture
        Lmao

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          instead of firing you they put you in a room and make you do grindy menial jobs until you retire on your own, in line with the long running japanese tradition of hiding reality to keep the good image

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          It is a toxic work culture. Japanese companies don't innovate because the people at the top demand to do the same thing over and over again and the newer people aren't allowed to give their input. The chance of being laid off creates innovation and actually trying to do better. Japs just coast by, never thinking, and blame each other when things go wrong.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Japan
      >layoffs
      They don't really do mass layoffs there. You'll sooner hear of entire studios going down, before they even conceive of trimming their workforce.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Japanese companies almost always promote from within. Whoever replaces the current honcho usually already knows the lay of the land, is personally familiar with the staff, knows the work culture, and the dev process.
      Western companies swap managerial staff at the drop of a hat, and usually for people who are totally outside and ignorant of the industry they're working in.
      Boeing is a prime example. Technical engineers are no longer in managerial roles. The current and previous CEOs who have overseen massive QA issues, fatal crashes, and destruction of reputation, came from an unrelated industry, or didn't work their way to the top. And it shows.
      >duh why does it take five people to ensure quality and safety? I'm sure Jose can do all five of their jobs at a fraction of the cost. It's just screwing bolts in. It's not rocket science.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        getting a promotion at a company? wow never heard of that in the west! -weeb

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >durr I'm just going to ignore the fact that Westoid companies trade CEOs like STDs at an orgy
          Cool input, kid. Go back to your Roblox.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Move to Japan.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Its literally NOT the meta to get promoted in the west. I work in tech and the meta is ALWAYS switch jobs and bargain for a higher wage rather than get a promotion. You quit your job, leave your company with a bunch of half-finished work for someone else to finish, get a new job with higher pay, spend months training, then pick up someone else's half-finished work all because HR doesn't want to negotiate a better pay with current employees but doesn't mind paying out the ass to hire someone new. Its all fricking moronic but welcome to America.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            any tip on how to break into the industry as a junior nowadays? t. european so I wouldn't even oversaturate your market

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >getting a promotion at a company? wow never heard of that in the west!
          Not him, but unironically correct? Promotion inside is almost ALWAYS passed over for someone who job hops to a rival and back.
          t. work at the big four

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I thought the Boeing execs were from McDonnell Douglas where they crashed and burned their company due to stupid management practices and got bought by Boeing before ousting the engineering-trained management there so they could do it again

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >On paper, Boeing was the company that bought McDonnell Douglas. But many of the leadership ranks became filled with McDonnell Douglas veterans, not Boeing executives.

          >Many of them had financial backgrounds, not the engineering backgrounds of those who had run Boeing in the past. Or they came from outside of the company, such as from General Electric, where cost-cutting and improved efficiency was a near religion.

          >One of those was Jim McNerney, who became Boeing CEO in 2005, after a career that started at consumer products maker Procter & Gamble, included time at management consultant McKinsey & Co., and was followed by years at GE. He was CEO of 3M before being tapped to run Boeing, without any engineering and limited aerospace experience.
          They killed Douglas and are poised to do the same with Boeing. They'll never be held to task. Ousted at most, where they'll just land into another managerial position commanding a product or hobby they know little about.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >The fricking higher ups that fricked over their previous company with their cost-cutting low standard crap and baffling designs somehow got directly transferred to the top seats in the Boeing Merger and start making the exact same decisions

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        this is how it is everywhere, at my grocer, I'm a professional journeyman meat cutter, a very hard job that no one wants to do.. and it is as high as I'll ever go, I'll never be a Manager, ever, it'll always be a Black Guy promoted from within (they do this one begrudgingly, as promotions are so rare, the only way they do it, is for DEI reasons) or, the far more likely outcome, they will hire the manager from outside the company.. with zero experience in Meat Cutting/running a Meat Market.

        upward mobility is non-existent, it doesn't matter your skills, your experience, or even, hilariously, their desperate need for someone to fill in the job, they aren't going with YOU, and they will put on hold to fill the position for as long as it takes to find someone else.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >a very hard job that no one wants to do
          This is where you fricked up because if you're doing the job nobody likes and you're good at it then they obviously wanna keep you there.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I don't wanna go full "nippon soooo coool thousand-layer skillful vidya devs" etc., but both Japanese culture and their form of Capitalism(which is both the best and worst at the same time) is good at combating the western problems with vidya development.
      >Firing workers not allowed, and would be very shameful to kick off your workers for failing as a boss/director
      This leads to keeping hold of your talented people and making it so newer people will get the experience on the side. In west mass-layoffs are common, and talent gets often buried or loses their team constantly due to wheel of sweatshop workers. Recently especially west has abused SEA and India slavelabor for coding, making all planning
      >Hard and dedicated work culture, loyalty to company but company also needs you because of above reason
      In west the amount of work nips does is seen as suicidal, and would be an instant problem. However same stuff happens in west but under "crunch-culture" where the devs know they have to just jump off or get fired after development.
      Ironically while many in west points at nips and yells "look what slave labor they are over there! We would never allow that!" but then uses SEA/Indie slave labor coders. And crunch shit happens all the time, companies gets called out, and nothing changes. Worst of all, said companies gets showered with praises and awards while they borderline hospitalize their workforce(Naughty Dog, Rockstar).
      >Bigger respectable studios actually pay their employees proper wages
      Enough said. In west the workers just get replaced all the time because "someone else is ready to work for this pay", and there is the whole CGI/SFX studio thing in Hollywood where the studios go bust despite making frickton of shit for huge movies because they don't get paid at all

      List goes on. Not an expert, but the SEA slavelabor worries me a lot
      Genuinely
      Reminds me of rare earth or diamond mining in Africa and no journo criticizes AAA studios and publishers for that

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        The nip economy shat itself after the 90s, so they grew a lot more cautious about overextending and take a more conservative, robust approach to building companies. As a general rule anyway, you've got the odd lunatic like the Palworld devs flying by the seat of their pants.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        > hard and dedicated work culture
        Yeah and they spend half their work day napping in the office and get about as much done as Italians. Japanese work culture is as moronic as African culture, where it's all about looking good instead of getting anything done.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Japan doesn't work that way, it's America that insists on going through cycles where they do too much hiring and spending then firing everyone

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      They most of the time get moved around it’s very rare you get fired

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      The only major firing done in the past five years was yuji naka getting fired from SE.
      And that was after he pissed off his entire team and was secretly doing insider trading.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Because Japanese companies aren't stupid enough to mass hire incompetent people for social media clout.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Japanese studios never got bloated with useless employees to begin with
      Even since the 90s Japanese dev teams were always smaller than western ones

      Japanese corporate culture is absolutely fascinating from a western perspective
      The typical image of a japanese megacorp is one with absurd levels of vertical integration where everything is done in-house but it's a lot more complicated than that
      Japan has a culture of invisible sub-sub-subcontracting. An infamous example is electronics manufacturing where the same device with the same model number can be made in two different sub-contracted manufacturing plants out of entirely different components with no way to distinguish between the two variants without opening up the device.
      This isn't exclusive to just manufacturing either. Japan has loads of video game studios dedicated to being subcontractors to the bigger brand names. TOSE is the best known one having worked extensively with Nintendo among other over decades. But since they're often uncredited you've no way of finding out all the games they've worked on.
      Not only would you never hear about it if some of these studios laid off people, but they can also just get more work from elsewhere.
      TL;DR Nintendo doesn't need to lay off staff because a significant chunk of the work being done for them isn't by Nintendo employees

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      all the western lay offs are for dumb shit like diversity consultants that are worthless without the esg money

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      its basically impossible to get fired in Japan so people are just forced into a closet until they resign, like Kojima

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      apparently Japanese law doesn't let them do big layoffs like the west can do unless the business is on the verge of bankruptcy.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Sonic Team were hiring recently(first time in years)

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Japan is poor as shit, even if they wanted to spend money like westoids do, they simply can't. Gotta keep it tight and focused.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      No, it’s illegal to fire employees without them violating their employment contracts
      This is why getting into Todai and getting into a super reputable company is so extreme in Japan. Because it’s basically lifetime employment once you get in and don’t frick up too badly

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      This explains it.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        what's funny is they paid him so much and he was the ultimate architect of Activision blizzard's slow march into destruction.

        they paid Bobby so fricking much money to ruin the company and never averted course, and for that he deserves every penny.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >Activision blizzard's slow march into destruction.
          I'm sure they had some great quarters in the short term though. The American system is built for quick returns. Ofc this ends up making worse products in the long term

  3. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    You mean catering to those progressive freaks didn't make a profit at all?!
    No...

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      While that hasn't helped, the reality is that its the greedy investors' fault driving all companies to the ground

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >it's the le investors and le capitalism being a hecking unwholesome big bad that's at fault! n-no-not us insulting and driving away our consumer b-base... haha...

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Yes? Why do you think these out of touch boomer execs opened the gates to let the lefties in and run the farm.
          Because they thought they were getting ahead of the trends by doing so, that's why. The suits are just as much to blame for the state of modern media as the idiots they brought in to ruin it and should be held to the same levels of accountability.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >he still thinks this is about corporate greed
            Wew lad. They're telling you outright that they want you dead, and you're still sitting there trying to mental gymnastics your way out of believing it.

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              They're telling white people they want them dead because they think that will get them more money. It's not that complex.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Or because they actually believe it.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                They believe in making money. That's it. That's all. If you think they have any other motivation besides that you're nothing but naive.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >They believe in making money. That's it. That's all. If you think they have any other motivation besides that you're nothing but naive.
                yeah man, that's why Biden was saying the future of the US is "less people of European descent" because of that sweet blackrock money
                gtfo dude lmao

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >that's why Biden was saying the future of the US is "less people of European descent"
                that's just the truth though, as things stand in the us every year latinos, black people, and asian people are becoming more and more while there's fewer and fewer white people

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                And next you'll cope with
                >And it's not because they hate you and want you exterminated, it's because it's profitable to bring in hordes of people that will never generate tax revenues or build a nation as prosperous as whites can!
                You'll be saying that when they come to chop you up with a machete.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                I'm not saying anything of the sort, just saying that biden was telling the objective truth, it also doesn't help that white people don't reproduce as much as minorities on average btw

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Its very profitable in the short term. israelites have never been good at long term thinking.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                it's profitable to the 1% in general, and they can just relocate in the blink of an eye if america goes to shit anyway

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                that's great, but those demographics won't keep profits up because they don't make any fricking money, if they even have jobs that you can get a fricking W2 from, or jobs at all.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >They believe in making money
                have you ever worked at a company before?

                Fricking dumbass. When it comes to labour whites have standards, they expect a certain wage and working conditions. Shitkins don't, they'll work in dogshit conditions for garbage pay. Replacing whites with minorities makes them more money. IT'S ALL ABOUT MONEY. THAT'S IT, THAT'S ALL. If you don't understand this basic fact of life the only conclusion I'm led to is that you're still in high school.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                I'm not saying anything of the sort, just saying that biden was telling the objective truth, it also doesn't help that white people don't reproduce as much as minorities on average btw

                >continued cope
                They're going to kill you, and all you can do is go, "Nuh uh! It's not happening! They don't hate me! It's about money!" Despite them saying, outright, and on multiple occasions, publicly, that they hate you and want you gone. There should be an Olympics for mental gymnastics because you sad saps would take the gold every time.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                not all minorities are the same in that regard, asians don't hate white people on average and definitely not all latinos do, though most black people probably do yeah

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >not all minorities are the same in that regard, asians don't hate white people on average and definitely not all latinos do, though most black people probably do yeah

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                You're so moronic it's unbelievable. Yes, they're trying to genocide whites. I literally said that already. What you have wrong is WHY they're doing it. They're doing it because it makes them more money, the constitution and self-respect of whites stands in direct opposition to their pursuit of wealth.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >yes they're doing it, but it's for money!!!
                You're so fricking naive. Browns are a net negative. They do not produce anything. You won't make more money off of them. This is because of hatred, and nothing more.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                this, they are, and have always been, a net drain, and the more of them you get, the more they drain, exponentially.

                but they ship them in and divide them among every state they can, unceasingly, following a plan from some old, moronic israeli Elite(s) that makes no sense, but they have the money and the big Globo-homosexual dick, so their will be done.

                that's where we are, there IS a Sinister plan, but its completely moronic and created by multi-generational rich fricktards who couldn't jumpstart a car.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                You genuinely seriously believe the powers at be are willing to tank the economy, the source of their power, over a petty grudge?

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                lol moron, they print money from thin air every time you withdraw from the bank.

                the "Economy" is irrelevant, that is shit for you and me to worry about.

                they want a world free of 99% of the people currently in it, and to rule over the very few slaves they leave alive, like Gods.

                making money in an economy is nothing to them.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                How do you think the people in at the top of the food chain got there?

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Nepotism, blackmail, murder

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                What do you think separates a person with power from a person without power? What does one have that the other doesn't?

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                at the very very top? by OWNING money as a concept, not by making it.

                you likely don't even know most of their names, and they sure as frick aren't listed on "richest men" top tens.

                Bezo's doesn't even have a fricking fraction of the wealth the Rothchilds have, and all the others that own the Central Banks as a collective small group.

                they OWN MONEY, its all debted to them.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >you likely don't even know most of their names, and they sure as frick aren't listed on "richest men" top tens.
                >Bezo's doesn't even have a fricking fraction of the wealth the Rothchilds have, and all the others that own the Central Banks as a collective small group.
                Exactly correct, spot on. They have so much immeasurable wealth, we're not talking about coins and bills sitting in a vault, we're talking assets, property, shareholds. Money at work.

                >the economy, the source of their power
                the economy isn't the source of most states power

                The "state" is just whoever has the monopoly on violence. Whoever has the authority to say "kill that person" and face no legal repurcussion because they ARE the legal repurcussion. That requires money to pay the goon pulling the trigger, money to pay the judge to pass the sentence, money to pay the press to spin a story about how the execution was just. Money requires an economy.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Yes.

                For short term gain, these ARE the prevailing strategies though. You might be talking about long-term strategy, but the people on the top of the pile benefit most from pump and dump.
                Debt and bankruptcy are a strategy to the highest players and I don't understand why you don't know this.

                Because it's bullshit and you know it. Nobody has ever made a success out of pissing off your customers and chasing after people that aren't into your product.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >Nobody has ever made a success out of pissing off your customers and chasing after people that aren't into your product.
                Fricking hell, you're so damn stupid.
                For a while, pursuit of progressive product was the meta for short term profit.
                Keyword: SHORT TERM.
                Okay brainless? Pay attention!
                SHORT
                TERM
                THE SHORT TERM IS ENDING NOW. THE META WILL BE REPLACED WITH SOMETHING ELSE ONCE THE LOSSES BECOME OBVIOUS AND ALLOW THE CULLING OF UNPROFITABLE BUSINESSES FOR PUMP AND DUMP OPERATIONS.
                Frick! Stop posting now!

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >it was meta! They were just pretending to be moronic!
                Yeah, okay. "Short term profit" ie. "Take this corporate money to make incredibly stupid decisions that will destroy your company as soon as this injection of cash stops."
                How is this not intentional corporate sabotage again? Oh right, because you're in denial.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                ever see those movies where the villain becomes so arrogant and full of himself that he's willing to ruin everything just so the hero has nothing when he inevitably beats the villain?

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Life isn't a movie you dumbass fricking highschool dropout

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >you dumbass fricking highschool dropout
                How could you be so hurtful oh em gee??

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                really? cause all i see are a bunch of villains scheming and whining about how their schemes aren't going to plan and how they're going to ruin everything because people keep telling them to frick off

                What do you think separates a person with power from a person without power? What does one have that the other doesn't?

                >What do you think separates a person with power from a person without power?
                a big nose and neanderthal genes, mostly

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >the economy, the source of their power
                the economy isn't the source of most states power

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                They literally print currency out of thin air. It's about power.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                There is no one single reason. Everyone involved has there own individual motives. Some of the israelites want revenge for the holocaust, some think they are preventing a second one, some are just trying maximize profits and don't care if it harms the goyium in process. Some are literally schizos that believe if they kill enough people there murder god will materialize and cleanse the earth.

                Although I singled out the israelites it really is a multicultural effort, they are just the progenitors.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                however, if no one is paid anything and only works the shit jobs, who buys anything?

                we are already having this problem now.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                you are poor and projecting
                just because your first anxiety is money does not mean everyone thinks this way
                especially people who are higher ranked in society than you, who are essentially guaranteed to be better off than you even in their most dire financial straits
                for most of them, it's actually far more important to gather prestige, reputation, authority and influence than more money

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >it's actually far more important to gather prestige, reputation, authority and influenc
                For what purpose? To what end?

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                depends on the specific person, but one story to annotate the point
                >stalin and his subordinates are walking about one day
                >see an old lady crossing the road
                >at stalin's insistence, our gentlemanly communists take a break from orchestrating famines to help her across the road
                >she asks if they have any change, she's a bit short for the bus fare
                >they check their pockets
                >they don't
                >they have zero money, they have not held a coin or note in years
                >>but they're super powerful? they must have SOME money, let alone the 'a lot' you'd expect?
                >theoretically maybe they do, but really if they want something they tell a subordinate to go and get it or make it, and that subordinate will go and get it or make it
                in short, money is just a way of accessing resources
                there are many other ways to access them, and these may be more efficient for you

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >for most of them, it's actually far more important to gather prestige, reputation, authority and influence than more money
                Fricking hell. The people who are truly powerful DON'T lose money on these sorts of investments. Everyone on the bottom takes the fall due to the power structure. It's the reason that golden parachutes exist.
                This allows the people on the top to pursue both short term profit AND amass clout while doing it. You saw the same thing with medieval church structure and with the evangelist revival.
                >you are poor
                These three words are also basically a guarantee that the person typing them is underaged.
                Yes, most of us are poor. Economy's doing bad, Black person.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >They believe in making money
                have you ever worked at a company before?

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          The pursuit of infinite growth isn't sustainable.
          >Be shareholder owned company
          >Make increasing profits year after year
          >Hire more talent and buy more equipment to make more money
          >Eventually profits pleateu. Still good, but no longer increasing every year.
          >Shareholders demand more money
          >Company outsources jobs and lays people off.
          >More money until another plateau
          >Company does stupid shit like pointless trend chasing, PR stunts, and making their product more expensive for less quality and content.
          >Company falls into a downward spiral of stupid decisions because some people just have to own every single atom in the universe.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Anon, who do you think is leading them to seem the advice of consultants? What do you think changed about game studio culture that pushed them to try to cast their nets wider and wider in terms of appeal and eventually turn off their original audience?
          Investors are the ones who started wanting games to sell more and more, boosting their ad and dev budgets more and more, and calling in consultants and diversity hires to try to increase the appeal of the games to wider audiences
          A privately owned studio has no obligation nor incentive to try to appeal to the lowest common denominator or push for AAAA dev/marketing budgets

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            This is all socialist subversion to destroy the west. Stop acting like this is being done with some kind of profit-chasing motive. These people didn't spend decades making some of the best marketing and money-making decisions ever seen to suddenly 180 on it and do the absolute stupidest things you could ever do while running a company ever because they thought there was magically more money in it. This is intentional sabotage.

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              >PROFIT IS PURE! PROFIT IS GOOD! NOTHING EVER COLLAPSES WHILE SEEKING EXCESSIVE PROFIT!
              How can you type with that fricking massive nose?

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Nice job missing the point, jackass.
                >THEY'RE JUST SEEKING EXCESSIVE PROFIT!!!
                By doing the complete opposite of all known profit-seeking strategies. Brilliant.
                Next time I want to prevent a fire, I'll throw some gasoline and lit matches around.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                For short term gain, these ARE the prevailing strategies though. You might be talking about long-term strategy, but the people on the top of the pile benefit most from pump and dump.
                Debt and bankruptcy are a strategy to the highest players and I don't understand why you don't know this.

  4. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Live service creating monogamers who enjoy eating shit and paypigging on one game, so money doesn't go around to several dozen companies for multiple games hence no growth.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >reee stop enjoying one game and spending only $150 per year on it!!
      >think of the other developers and buy their games

  5. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Lack of funding for mid-low budget projects that take chances and push new trends/ideas
    There's so much riding on a few big budget projects that they have to play it safe and end up boring

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >most insightful comment
      >completely ignored
      Games like Mount & Blade, S.T.A.L.K.E.R., etc. simply aren't made anymore. It's indie shovelware or triple A slop

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      same thing happening with movies, investors are killing entertainment

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Too sensible, anon. Can't you just rage about Black folk and homosexuals and demand that every game be Bible-approved?

  6. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    market saturation and a proliferation of low quality/scam products precipitated the crash in the 80s, we are closer to the bottom of the pit than we ever have been

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      people have been saying this for literally a decade
      it's not crashing this time, bruv. video games were more niche in the 80s than they were now.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Anon you can only lose a hundred million dollars so many times before you go out of business.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          who's losing the hundred million dollars? the giant megacorp who can sneeze out that kind of money in an afternoon? boo fricking hoo Black person

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >you can only lose a hundred million dollars so many times
          yeah infinite times if you're being directly supported by Blackrock in spite of your losses

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        It will 100% happen again. Everything has an end. You are a total moron to think otherwise.

  7. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Venture capitalists stopped dumping money into gaming. They did it during the pandemic because it was a solid investment when everyone was shut in doors but now that's no longer the case so they pulled funding but companies are operating on the extra BILLIONS they were getting from investors. ESG funding was downscaled as well.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Venture Capital RAN OUT OF MONEY. Silicon Valley bank was the tipping point. Blackrock has lost TRILLIONS of dollars on ESG investing. There comes a time when the socialists ran out of investor and taxpayer money to spend and you can't even print anymore without descending into hyperinflation. That time is now. There's nothing left to throw at the cringe woke agenda anymore. And the industry was only sustained by investment capital instead of revenue streams so now there will be a market correction. Finally.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        thank god, let the market dictate what people want again instead of letting bozos with money decide what they want everyone else to see.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Venture Capital RAN OUT OF MONEY. Silicon Valley bank was the tipping point. Blackrock has lost TRILLIONS of dollars on ESG investing. There comes a time when the socialists ran out of investor and taxpayer money to spend and you can't even print anymore without descending into hyperinflation. That time is now. There's nothing left to throw at the cringe woke agenda anymore. And the industry was only sustained by investment capital instead of revenue streams so now there will be a market correction. Finally.

          Games have never sold more than they do now though, revenue is record high. The core problem - where the outside money comes in - is that production costs have ballooned into absurd proportions, there is no way the industry can be sustainable if every single game has to be next GTA to break even.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            all these companies will hire again

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >revenue is record high
            But not net profit. Operating expenses have ballooned across the industry. Marketing, HR, and now DEI. These were the departments captured by the communist revolutionaries and the departments that contribute NOTHING to the business model. Industries were also on a hiring spree because the algorithms which determine investor confidence attribute positivity to companies that whose employment stats are growing. Basically this can also all be paid at the door of the Financial Market, not just for being captured by Commie Globalists but also for sheer laziness: relying entirely on AI and algorithms to determine investment strategies instead of good old fashioned (and expensive) market research and analysis. So EVERYONE across the entire Market is just trying to manipulate an algorithm, like fricking Youtubers, in order to attract instant ESG investment instead of becoming more efficient or boosting revenue.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            The crux of the issue is that investors demand that companies have to keep making more money. Companies can't be complacent making 10 billion dollars every year, they need to constantly be making more money which creates a scenario where they need to invest more to stand out from other games so they can sell more and make more money but they have to pay their employees less or have less employees to make that work. Or they try to raise the price instead. Instead of buying Yakuza 8 for $60, they sell it to you for $70 or $100 with the DLC.

            Nothing would benefit humanity more than every stock market being shut down. Go back to relying on private investors instead of ones that have no actual interest int he company or industry and merely treat it as a zero sum game where they nickel and dime as much profit as they can from doing nothing. Especially now when algorithms are involved and they generate passive income by having all their stock deals automated. No more congressmen being able to take advantage of insider trading would be another plus but because of that interaction, the stock markets will never be abolished. Its a free money printer for the rich whales that can influence markets, taking money from smaller investors and often bankrupting them in the process. Crypto is the same scam.

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              Nothing worse than needing unlimited growth still can’t belive Microsoft made the most money they had in years but still fired people and yea I they fired “unneeded” jobs but they also fired people who been in the studios for years and who are important. Honestly something is going to have to give because we can’t keep going on at this rate

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                A lot of these companies are also rotating employees so they don't have to pay them full time salaries, most notably coders for video games. That's part of the reason why so many games release in bad states these days because unlike back in the day where a massive game like World of Warcraft would only have 40 or 50 people on the dev team, you can have over 2,000 people on a dev team but most are temp workers. That's why the generic engines like UE5 get pushed, they train the peons on that so they can go around the industry working on random games for shit pay instead of learning how to use a proprietary engine, optimizing for it, taking advantage of it's strengths, and having actual job security.

                That and the middle managers frick everything up and bloat dev times, which leads to massively increased game budgets because you're waiting an extra year by the time the middle managers clear every little change. You could make AAA games for a fraction of the cost by cutting the fat like the middle managers and having a small team of 50ish people that don't have to run every small detail through someone. There was a good video from the Fallout dev about this, about how a change that would take him 1 minute to do himself was projected to take 2 weeks before he b***hed about it. It was a single line of code.

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              Nothing worse than needing unlimited growth still can’t belive Microsoft made the most money they had in years but still fired people and yea I they fired “unneeded” jobs but they also fired people who been in the studios for years and who are important. Honestly something is going to have to give because we can’t keep going on at this rate

              A lot of these companies are also rotating employees so they don't have to pay them full time salaries, most notably coders for video games. That's part of the reason why so many games release in bad states these days because unlike back in the day where a massive game like World of Warcraft would only have 40 or 50 people on the dev team, you can have over 2,000 people on a dev team but most are temp workers. That's why the generic engines like UE5 get pushed, they train the peons on that so they can go around the industry working on random games for shit pay instead of learning how to use a proprietary engine, optimizing for it, taking advantage of it's strengths, and having actual job security.

              That and the middle managers frick everything up and bloat dev times, which leads to massively increased game budgets because you're waiting an extra year by the time the middle managers clear every little change. You could make AAA games for a fraction of the cost by cutting the fat like the middle managers and having a small team of 50ish people that don't have to run every small detail through someone. There was a good video from the Fallout dev about this, about how a change that would take him 1 minute to do himself was projected to take 2 weeks before he b***hed about it. It was a single line of code.

              Get rid of Shareholder Supremacy. Then you solve 90% of the problems that you have with "capitalism."

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            but anon, we REALLY need the most high costing, flavor of the decade Actor to mo-cap this character, in this walking sim movie disguised as a video game.

            it just has to be, we need to spend 100 million dollars on actors, for some reason.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >ea
        funny because in terms of gay shit they're far from the worst offender in the gaming landscape
        one of their recent games got flak for lesbian erasure as well

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >There comes a time when the socialists ran out of investor and taxpayer money to spend and you can't even print anymore without descending into hyperinflation.
        >Venture capital
        >Socialists
        God I forgot how absolutely moronic this website is.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Because Blackrock isn't venture capital, dude. It's socialist subversion. They offer free money if you do things that will absolutely obliterate your bottom line. Stuff you'd never do otherwise because it would destroy your company.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Socialists infiltrated all major hedge fund companies and in one fell swoop, captured all investor moneys and used it to support 'the cause'. That's why venture capital was subverted to furthering Democrat priorities instead of finding the next big thing.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        its amazing how much money they burned over Progressive DEI shit.

        they all know, in their Doublethink way, that its all bullshit, but they are all adherents to this religious ideology, and they also know, that it is imperative, and completely not bullshit, at the same time.

        this tension between Doublethink is what drives them, and keeps them in angry manic states, they are constantly close to the edge of imploding over their beliefs and accepting them for the bullshit that they are.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Something about how the more insane the lie is, the more people are want to believe it. They force themselves, because a lie so great causes damage to the psyche and you just bend reality around it inside your mind to make things right again. That's why this transgender stuff is so useful. What is a greater, and more insane lie than telling you to believe that men can be women, and women can be men?

  8. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    games have become too big and expensive
    one aaa moviegame costs hundreds upon hundreds of millions of dollars and take 5 years to make minimum. that's not sustainable

  9. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    It isn't collapsing. Workplaces cut the fat all the time.

  10. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Who in the frick is Christopher Dring?
    When can we PLEASE start banning literal who twitter screencaps. This is not reddit for fricks sake.

  11. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    purely socioeconomic factors

  12. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    i personaly blame Black folk and homosexuals
    but im just a guy with a massive list of industry failure that all involve Black folk and homosexuals in some way
    SJW GAMES/GAMES MADE BY SJW's THAT BOMBED
    >BattleFieldV
    >Mirrors Edge Catalyst
    >Wolfenstein 2
    >Wolfenstein young lesbians
    >Anthem
    >Mafia 3
    >Watch Dogs 2
    >Mass Effect Andromeda
    >Lawbreakers
    >Sunset@ "NOT THE FRICKING OVERDRIVE ONE"
    >Revolution 60
    >Depression quest
    >Life is strange 2
    >Battleborn
    >Pillars of Eternity 2
    >Dishonored 2
    >Dishonored 2: Death of the Outsider
    >Tacoma
    >Virginia
    >Where The Water Tastes Like Wine
    >River City Girls
    >Tyranny
    >Drawn to Death
    >Agents of Mayhem
    >Bless Online
    >Hyper Universe
    >Telltale Games- the whole company
    >Baldur's Gate: Siege of Dragonspear
    >Dead Rising 4
    >Bleeding Edge
    >2064: Read Only Memories
    >INVISIBLE
    >Orphan
    >DmC: DMC
    >Thi4f
    >MARVEL AVENGERS
    >Sam & Max Remastered
    >Medal of honor VR
    >=GOOGLE STADIA=
    >VTMB2 = BEFORE IT EVEN LAUNCHED
    >Crash 4
    >RETURNAL
    >Destruction all stars
    >Magic: Legends
    >CRUCIBLE
    >DoubleFine = the whole company
    >deathflop
    >joyless adventures of empathy woman
    >RESIDENT EVIL 4 VR
    >BATTLEFIELD 2042
    >battletoads 2020
    >KOTOR REMAKE = BEFORE IT EVEN LAUNCHED
    >AI the troony files
    >AI the troony files 41% initiative
    >Grid Legends
    >Back 4 blood
    >phantasy star online 2
    >watch doges region
    >MANKIND DIVIDED
    >VODEO GAMES = WHOLE COMPANY
    >saints row HUZZAH
    >potionomics
    >GOTHAN CITY QUEERS
    >Marvel Rising Sun
    >FORESKIN
    >We Are OFK
    >paraplegic dream tour
    >Waypoint =THE WHOLE COMPANY
    >red FAIL
    >omen-of-sorrow
    >PREY
    >TLOU2
    >WHORIZON FORBIDEN WEST
    >tales of borderlands
    >Volition - the whole company
    >SEGA HYENAS
    >prototype 2
    >THE DAY BEFORE
    >TLOU ONLINE
    >Total war we wuz kangs
    >suicide company

    NON SJW GAMES THAT GOT POZZLED AND SUFFERED FROM IT
    >Control
    >GEARS 5
    >Wildstar
    >REmake 3
    >FF7R PS4
    >WoW
    >no more heroes 3
    >TABLETOP SIMULATOR
    >tokyo mirage sessions
    >guardians of the galaxy
    >ex-cool girls

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      wasn't bless online just a failed mmo

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        its a censored korean mmo

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Aha Thank you

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Where is Xenoblade 3 (the pozzed/censored one?)

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        on the based list

        >"BASED" GAMES THAT SOLD WELL
        Pre microsoft Minecraft
        Tekken 7
        Soul Calibur 6
        Kingdom come deliverance
        Rimworld
        Postal 2
        Tomodachi Life.
        Days Gone
        TOMATO
        Postal 4 No regerts
        Factorio
        Doom Ethernal
        SNK = the whole company
        Mount&Blade II
        Metal Gear Solid V
        Saints Row The Third Remastered
        Ion Fury (unbent the knee)
        The Witcher 2 Assassins of Kings
        The Witcher 3 Wild c**t
        Smash Ultimate
        Animal crossing new horizons "not american"
        Fire Emblem Fates JAP VERSION
        Is Defense
        Hatred
        Spongebob rehydrated
        Alice Madness Returns
        Pokemon X & Y
        Mario Kart 8
        Hyrule Warriors
        CyberPunk 2077
        Dragon's Crown
        Monster hunter World
        ICEBORNE
        Devil May Cry 5
        Resident Evil 7
        REmake 2
        DESTROY ALL HUMANS
        Earth Defense Force
        Senran Kagura - WHOLE SERIES
        DRAGON QUEST - WHOLE SERIES
        ATELLIER = WHOLE SERIES
        Code Vein
        Final Fantasy Type-0
        Monster hunter RISE
        StarSector
        Marvel Ultimate Aliance 3
        Resident Evil 8
        FNAF
        DUEL LINKS
        DUSK
        FF7R PS5
        INTI-CREATES = the whole company
        doa3 extreme voleyball
        PLAY ASIA - the whole company
        TOMATO 2 FUTA EDITION
        SAKUNA of rice and dicky
        Hearts of Iron - WHOLE SERIES
        Killing floor 2
        Tales of Arise
        Persona 4
        Gas Station simulator
        NEPTUNIA = WHOLE SERIES
        RANCE = WHOLE SERIES
        Intravenous
        METROID dread
        SMT V
        Little Witch Nobeta
        Duel Princess
        Needy Streamer
        RESIDENT EVIL 5
        Elden Ring
        COD: BLACK OPS COLD WAR
        Streets of Rage 4
        Sonic Mania
        Bloodstained
        Xenobladed 2
        Xenobladed 3
        NINJA TURTLES REVENGE
        DESTROY ALL REMAKES 2 : BOOBA EDITION
        TOHOU - WHOLE SERIES
        ACE COMBAT 7
        bayonetta
        bayonetta2
        BAYONETTA 3
        SANIC FRONTIERS
        HIFI RUSH
        YADERNOYE SERDTSE
        PITIZA TOWER
        Badness inside 4 Redone
        fighting streets 6
        goddess nikke
        READY OR NOT
        PALWORLD
        TEKKEN8

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >Elden Ring, a game about women ruining everything, was a massive success and GOTY
          How could I have ever doubted... MiyaGODki, I kneel...

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Don't forget one of the most evil characters is the gay pedo groomer.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Hearts of Iron 4 is a troony game that censors all the silly stuff the nazis did.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >Cyberjunk 2077
          >Based

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            oh noo... anyway

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              damn
              is that from the old comic or whatever?

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                its from the source material cyberpunk is based on
                i think it was a boardgame or TRPG

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                funny how it's a million times more applicable today than back then

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              You can't call Cyberpunk 2077 based because Cyberpunk 2020 is based, by that logic Vampire: The Masquerade Bloodlines 2 is turbo-based.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                far from it
                lmao

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous
              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >alt-right means 'fascist'
                God. I remember when 'alt-right' just meant someone who was a part of the non-neocon/non-RINO, populist center-right movement.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Screens on the right kinda super cherrypicked tho

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Trump supporters vote against their own economic interests.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >More welfare and subsidized healthcare for blacks and mexicans will help stupid magats because... it just will, okay?!

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          at the local level conservatives do nothing but destroy their own social services, all while having zero effect on the social services of the urban areas full of brown people ran by democrats. trump gave Black folk like 500 billion dollars or something too anyway

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            you could give them 3 trillion, Baltimore will look worse, somehow.

            Black folk LIKE the shitholes they live in, living a clean, normal life, requires responsibility they don't want to even be reminded about how they are lazy sacks of shit, so they prefer the shithole blown out appartments in the worst part of town.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >Conservatives donate to charity and volunteer far more than liberals but that doesn't matter cuz reasons
            >Taxing whitey even more will be good for them cuz reasons

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              you could give them 3 trillion, Baltimore will look worse, somehow.

              Black folk LIKE the shitholes they live in, living a clean, normal life, requires responsibility they don't want to even be reminded about how they are lazy sacks of shit, so they prefer the shithole blown out appartments in the worst part of town.

              im not saying you should vote for leftists
              im saying both parties do nothing but frick you over in one way or another

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              >conservatives "donate" to "charity"
              News flash, buckaroo: donating to your megachurch so it can buy its leader a new Ferrari is not real charity.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        There's more to the world than economics commie.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          it isn't like commies understand economics anyway, "labor theory of value" is the most ass backwards shit ever.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Yeah. They think that they can demand higher wages as a starbucks barista, a job that a highschool dropout can do (which means the skill floor includes all able-bodied workers in the US) while also importing millions of unemployed third-worlders, all of whom are capable of doing that same job. So why would anybody pay their moronic asses more, when literally everyone in the labor force can take their place and do it for less, if need be? I've tried, and failed multiple times to explain this to them. It's impossible.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Im not a trump voter but I will never play a game with a black or a lgbt person in it made after 2014

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          I'm a Trump supporter, and I don't like Black folk or homosexuals

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        More like well meaning conservative voters know what's good for them but get stabbed in the back because the republican party is full of nothing but grifting traitors. A good portion of conservative voters know this but feel they have no other choice since the alternative is way worse

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Games- the whole company
      To be fair, it wasn't the quality or content of their games that caused them to bomb.
      The first Walking Dead series was just so well received the dumb shits started throwing more money than they could ever make back on licenses for popular things. Companies didn't approach them and say "Hey it'd be cool if you guys could make a game about our franchise". These dumb fricks went and asked for shit and paid for them.
      Being woke didn't kill Telltale. Dogshit asd moneh management skills did.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      like 8/10 of these sequels are from games that were never good to begin with
      >Anthem
      >Watch Dogs 2
      >Sunset@ "NOT THE FRICKING OVERDRIVE ONE"
      >Dishonored 2
      >Dishonored 2: Death of the Outsider
      >BattleFieldV
      >Life is strange 2 (LiS 1 was even more pozzed LMAO)
      >Dead Rising 4
      etc....
      If you were ever excited for any of these games your taste in video games is dogshit

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >(LiS 1
        i repect LIS1
        it was just as moronic as it looked

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        The actual Dishonored was one of the best games ever

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >NMH3
      >when all they add was a band t shirt
      Game is unfinished I give you that

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous
    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Did Psychonauts 2 bomb?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >FORESKIN

      Thanks for the laugh anon.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Insanely based list, and accurate. Black folk and women ruin everything at the direction of slimey reptile israelites. Frick this industry

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >TABLETOP SIMULATOR
      Tf did tabletop sim do?
      Also based.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >Tf did tabletop sim do?
        told trannies to frick off and stop talking about their shit in global chat

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        some trannie was talking about his scat fetish with kids on the public chat and a based mod banned him

        the trannies went apeshit and forced the company to donate 10k to some charity scam

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      One or two generations ruined.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      schizo

  13. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Man, so weird. How come games that aren't woke garbage are thriving and the AAA is collapsing, makes you think

  14. 3 weeks ago
    Boco

    The world is healing.

  15. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I thought chasing after minorities and LGBBQ would bring about infinite growth? You mean to tell me that it was all a lie?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Anon, I hate to break it to you, but it was never about inclusivity or representation. Yesterday it was vying for a group with a few loud voices, tomorrow it will be another. Every day the same men pocket more money and look for another way to make more.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      no, its guranteed infinite growth because the overton window for degeneracy keeps getting pushed to further extremes that will seem normal to the general public over time. All gaming has to do is keep appealing to the lowest common denominator and popular culture will follow it

  16. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    They are getting too big. Like any industry including governments, the quality will never matter. Somewhere someone gets paid what they want and then everything, the product and the people that made it can crash and burn. You can try to understand it or fight against it or just ignore the dumpster fire and look for indie and AA titles which saves you time, money and most important energy.

  17. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Game companies are cutting costs deemed unnecessary after the end of the fiscal year, the same thing happened last year.

  18. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Too much easy money in past and overinflated debts. That's why jap devs are flocking to the gay money (DEI, ESG). No one else is ponying up millions on unfinished games for several years, except maybe early bakers, and shitkickstarters.

  19. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I don’t know, it’s like people don’t want to buy the games that are being made. It’s almost as if the people making games actively hate and conspire against the people who typically buy games.

  20. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Why is every game filled with so much woke garbage
    >no I didn’t go to college, it’s a liberal scam!
    You morons cant even define woke without going on a non sequitur about hair styles or body types

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Woke is just a pejorative term for western progressive politics my dude it's not that hard to define.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Are you saying college is literally the source of woke shit? Can you not be so stereotypical as to accidentally say the quiet part out loud, admittedly.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Instead of going to college to make yourself marketable to studios so you can make better games with your vision, you morons checked out and are now seething that you got left behind

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >Instead of going to college to make yourself marketable to studios
          Like that's the issue and not massive corporations abusing politically minded morons lmao. Woke shit is a smokescreen for dirty business practices 99% of the time and the vidya industry has bloated to an insane degree. Random indie devs regularly mog AAA studios

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Do morons actually believe this? Western studios are so unbelievably massive at this point that an individual person, even with remarkable talent, isn't going to make any meaningful or noticeable 'difference' in the end product. The role of director is effectively ceremonial at most AAA western studios and even they are less in charge then the board is of the games direction. Also, anybody with half a brain whose competent at things needed in vidya development is not working in that industry, full stop. Run by suits, massive briandrain of actual talent and rainbowbaired they/them dykes are all partially to blame

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >a-actually we just don’t care about the most dominant form of entertainment for young people
            this cope will forever be funny

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              >care
              if you care about anything other than money right now you are in for a very rude awakening soon. your homosexualy culture war shit isn't gonna matter when 80% of your city can't afford rent or food

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              >hm do I want to make 40k less a year working with a bunch of smelly trannies and annoying feminist c**ts as a cog in a machine making at best an incredibly boring game
              >or do I want to make actual money and at least be able to pretend my work makes something of an impact
              >a cope
              truly

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >what do you mean sacrificing my personal wealth for the action spreading a message that I think is important
                lmao truly a hopeless situation

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >said the other anon was coping
                >posted this
                lmao af

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          I get paid 120/hour to install the bars you see in handicap bathroom stalls.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Are you saying college is literally the source of woke shit? Can you not be so stereotypical as to accidentally say the quiet part out loud, admittedly.

      Instead of going to college to make yourself marketable to studios so you can make better games with your vision, you morons checked out and are now seething that you got left behind

      >a-actually we just don’t care about the most dominant form of entertainment for young people
      this cope will forever be funny

      >what do you mean sacrificing my personal wealth for the action spreading a message that I think is important
      lmao truly a hopeless situation

      Ah yes, just look at all of these famous, beloved, and totally successful woke games in this image

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        the left tried and failed, and sometimes succeeded
        the right never even tried at all

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >the left this
          >the right that
          Imagine making a video game and just not shoving your political views in it.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >p-politics is stupid anyway
            I accept your concession
            Feel free to have the last word or don’t

  21. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    BRRAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAP Twitter screen cap thread of a literal who. Hold on while I BRAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAP get this BRAAAAAAAAAAAP out of the way

  22. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >70 dollar plus tip games are not making money so the end is near
    >meanwhile free Chinese games are making trillions

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >70 dollar plus tip games are not making money so the end is near
      the fact that publishers save on physical media because most of their sales are digital yet they still charge MORE than they always have tells me some shit ain't mathing.

  23. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >pump marketing budgets to reach all the people who don't even play much after an hour let alone refund
    >quality goes down

  24. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    It turns out not every game can be some GaaS Freemium hit bankrolled by whales.

  25. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    layoffs should be illegal

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Layoffs
      Twitter Screen cap threads should be bannable.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      No, its a fantastic excuse to get rid of dead weight
      i want a total industry collapse as much as the next anon but thats just unrealistic
      a more reasonable hope is studios convert their basements into dead Black person storage

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      There should be more telegraph to it, however functionally its the same as getting fired, just more polite because its the company saying "we can't afford you" rather than "you're incompetent"

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >legal
      laws are cope
      just have charisma

  26. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    My Patreon is growing, so I think the key is to offer what people want, instead of hiring some fat girls to rewrite your story, but that's just my opinion...

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >My Patreon
      what are you making

  27. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >the games industry isn't growing!
    If you're a AAA studio, sure.
    >But we'll bounce back!
    No, no you won't, you will either shrink and cut the bloat of employees and become more agile on projects, or you will stay the same and be stagnant.

    There isn't much growth to be had from triple A studios at this point in the game. The games they produce are being sold to pretty much everyone who is willing to buy them, there is simply no one else who wants to buy their games beyond those who are already doing so. So either optimize production with less employees, or stay the same become stagnant and eventually die out.

  28. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >its not clear where grouth will come from
    it has never been more clear

    just dont do woke shit

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I love jap artists

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        indeed

        Hearts of Iron 4 is a troony game that censors all the silly stuff the nazis did.

        like what?

  29. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Hundreds of million per AAA game, majority flop
    >Everybody's trying to do live service shit
    >Corpos already trying to replace devs with AI, regardless of results
    >Policy of firing entire dev team after completing the game
    >Most good devs are burned up and retiring, being replaced by woman and pajeets
    >ESG money drying up
    Sadly this won't end with an actual crash, just a slow down on growth.

  30. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >games industry
    AKA not Japanese studios nor Nintendo. Good fricking riddance.

  31. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Woke shit.

  32. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    post yfw the anticipated crash is finally here

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Retro game sellers next please.

  33. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Not enough e-girls. Everyone knows it was e-girls that made this industry.

  34. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >GROWTH GROWTH GROWTH
    >IT HAS TO GO UP
    the tech growth addicted run really did a number on their mind kek. what about finally some sustainable business practices, huh?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Impossible, investors want you to either go for all of the money in the world or to not do business at all.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >investors should risk their money for zero returns
        Lol moron

  35. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Games will just go back to being packaged products with leaner development cycles.

  36. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Turns out making games for people that hate videogames while insulting your original fanbase isn't very profitable.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      anon, these are IDEOLOGICALLY DEMORALIZED people, you cannot bring them to logical conclusions, they don't care about pragmatism, pushing THE MESSAGE is more important than anything, including the companies solvency.

      Remember Unitologists in Dead Space? they are like that, nothing you say, or can do, will deter them, the company dying for THE MESSAGE is a fair trade, they will, almost all of them, latch on to a new company and inject THE MESSAGE into it, and on and on it goes.

      this is the norm for the last 15 years, and now we see critical mass.

  37. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    TOTAL TRIPLE-A DEATH!

  38. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    They forgot to make the games fun.

  39. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Stop wasting millions of dollars making games that no one wants. Go back to making fun games full of fanservice.

  40. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Infinite money cheat runs out
    >Have to make something people actually want now
    Uh oh

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Me when I spent my entire Rollercoaster tycoon budget on a deathcoaster.

  41. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >We NEED MORE GROWTH, THE LINE IT MUST GO UP
    >But sir, we're hitting record profits year over year, I really don't think that-
    >FIRE EVERYONE, WE CAN'T POSSIBLY AFFORD THIS

  42. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >2 years from now the industry is booming again doing the same horrible practices Ganker hates
    >Ganker memory holes that time they prematurely celebrated the great crash that never came

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      t. shareholder
      Its over, man, let this industry burn and be reborn like a phoenix.

  43. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    [...]

    i think you've invented an adversary that doesn't exist

  44. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >But WHY? Why is the industry collapsing?
    It's a mystery

  45. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    By the time I clear my backlog the industry should have normalized
    In the mean time I can just laugh at these AAA disasters flopping and dev studios purging all their homosexuals, who then run straight to twitter to publicly cry about it

  46. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I like how they keep saying the games industry is not growing.
    And yet we keep getting bangers from the East and Europe.
    What people mean to say United states video game industry is dying and i cant wait to piss on the grave.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Europe
      Yeah like nu Wolfenstien full of blacked shit and Cyberpunk 2077. Europe definitively is pumping out ESG garbage that is flopping. And got to love you how you say "East" and not just Japan and Korea. Chinks aren't making any good games outside of gacha shit.

  47. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    [...]

    minecraft and fnaf are some of the most culturally relevant games created in recent times

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Add Palworld in the coming future.

  48. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I'm no expert, but I think maybe possibly it can be that Mr. Christopher Dring isn't the best representative of an industry as vast as the video game industry. Perhaps things on a scale of an assessment of a whole industry require meticulous data analysis, provided that data is available to a regular person in the first place.
    Just a thought, OP.

  49. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    [...]

    >*farts*
    >GAMERGATE?
    kek. That fat frick is you.

  50. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    [...]

    >Minecraft
    >Favtorio
    >Fnaf
    >Underrail
    Also I know this annoys people but
    >Doom
    Because Carmack is a right wing libertarians.

  51. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    [...]

    You’re not even wrong, they are all talk but don’t do anything, you never heard about them creating anything meaningful

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      They wouldn't be allowed to. America isn't this "land of the free" that you think it is.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        It's not the America that lives in your head either.

  52. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Go woke go broke.
    All the best selling games of 2023 are made by small teams full of white people and do not have woke troony DEI shit in it like Starfield.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >are made by small teams full of white people
      Not so fast.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Palworld is another great example of how passion and care put into a game matters a lot like Starfield. Which is why it's a massive success and the best selling game of 2024 with nobody that can beat it.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          I still can’t fricking see how they spent 200 million and years on starfield, it’s so fricking lack luster

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Elder Scrolls 6 and Fallout 5 are never coming out because you chuds couldn't handle some representation in AAA video games. You heartless nazis make me want to fricking cry. It's not fair that you have so much power over all us innocent people because you have hate in your heart. Frick you.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I doubt your sincerity but just the thought of Bethesda being too fricked to make any more of their garbage gives me all sorts of warm, fuzzy feelings. I just wish I could believe that would actually be the case.

  53. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Videogame fatigue

  54. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    The industry is just eliminating all the DEI deadweight they accumulated over the pandemic.

  55. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Kill em all kill em all kill em kill em kill em all

  56. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Because infinite growth is a meme when you're extracting from a finite source?

  57. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    have you looked at the absolute slop western developers have been releasing? barely worth a pirate in most cases

  58. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >b-but unlimited growth!
    >I thought capitalism was supposed to be…. Le good!

  59. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    The games market keep on growing. OP is just a homosexual as always.

  60. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    shareholder capitalism will destroy everything.

  61. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >collapsing
    It's contracting. This isn't like the early 80s. There is still tons of money to be made and games are firmly the primary form of entertainment for billions at this point. People aren't going to "lose confidence" in games as a medium en masse. This is almost entirely a business model problem. That said the form of games may shift as the economics do.

  62. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    More like the slop industry.

  63. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    you guys forget one thing
    cost of games have been skyrocketting because of licence rights costs, and oftenly it's a subsidiary that own the rights to milk money out of production costs
    in short, greedy fricks ruins their own company for personal profits

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Just use your own IP? That only applies to shit like Insomniac who pays 18 billion to Marvel for the privilege of his brand. You don't license your IP from yourself.

  64. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    They played with forces they couldn´t comprehend. Who would have thought shitting on what the actual consumers liked in favor of tweeter bots that think everything is about sexual and racial politics could kill an industry? NOBODY could have seen this coming. NOBODY.

  65. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I had my mind blown when someone pointed out that the original ratchet and clank games among others were made in just single year development cycles. I once already knew it, but it's really easy to forget how things used to be. So soulful were all the games of that era, made in such little time with smaller teams and resources. And you can't blame crunch time either because it's only gotten worse. The solution to this is for the industry to collapse hard and cut out all the cancer. To build new companies not run by subhuman marketers.

  66. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Iwata told you why back in e3 2004, or was it 2005? You homosexuals didn't care and were screaming about hardcore vs casual, the real discussion should have been ballooning development costs that make game development unsustainable, you're all a bunch of no nothing morons who don't understand ANYTHING about video games other than what other people parrot

  67. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    [...]

    The only reason the right is not dominating the cultural war yet is because a lot of right wingers consume pozzed garbage instead of boycotting them. I know a few personally.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      there are no right wing creators to rally behind either
      notch sold out and hasn’t had any impact in over 10 years
      scott retired
      Rightoids have nothing

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Because being conservative is like the polar opposite of being creative. Rightoids literally can't make cool stuff, their brains aren't wired that way.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Leftards are peak creativity

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Laura is the best one.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Is there supposed to be a problem here? They're wearing normal clothes, is that supposed to be... wrong?

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              [...]

              Imagine how creative and talented you have to be to create such an intricate and thoughtful design like this on... leftards are on another level. We can't compete.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Please, show me all the fine works created by conservatives. I'll wait.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Conservatives cannot create black woman #5255 which is why we are losing the culture war. It's so over...

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              A lot of these "trad" people who claim to be right wing aren't actually right wing at all. They're just coomers who want big asses and breasts and hate gays because gays get in the way of more big asses and breasts.
              The actual right doesn't exist in any meaningful form after being smothered by the left. The current political climate is the result of the left attempting to force a single party system.

              Oh well...

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Wrong. Practically every art creation that has survived the ages was made by right-wingers, if you use today's compass.
          What happens is that normally, those in cultural areas such as entertainment creation are people who are next to the elite. These people will rarely oppose the status quo, which is dictated by the "real" elite. They know, unconsciously, that opposing the elite is not a good way to progress, achieve more things, earn more money, have better jobs, etc.
          The modern Western elite follows a very low quality, effeminate liberalism, and people in entertainment will either conform to it, or keep very quiet.
          Of course, that won't last forever. There are already indications that liberals are getting dumber and more mentally ill, while conservatives are getting smarter and more mentally healthy. In a few decades the dynamics will be different, and people like you who have low cognitive capacity will be saying: "liberals can't create anything, their brains weren't made for it, only right-wingers and conservatives create things!"

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Sure but can right wingers create THIS? I don't think so. Accept defeat.

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              Yes, that image is already a sign of liberal decadence.
              For comparison purposes, it would be as if in a society where the elite is conservative, cultural works stopped being inspiring, aesthetically interesting, with more universal ideas, and started to become pure religious proselytism, where everything starts to look like "educational entertainment", with no room for creativity outside the dogmas of official religion.
              In fact, that's basically what's happening with liberal cultural production, if you consider their crazy secular religion. And that's probably what will happen in the future when the more conservative elite starts to go too far, as has been the case in the past.

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              So they're both Female and Male but also Pan?
              Wat?

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            You need psychiatric help for your delusions

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              ywnbaw

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          A good majority of anime and manga disproves this, also the French to some degree.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          If that's the case then why is the leftist filled games industry currently in stagnation and at risk of dying(at least the western AAA sector)

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          *cough*Toby Fox*cough*

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            ...The guy who has lots of gays in his games that are good people?
            I don't think that's right wing.

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              Right wing isn't necessarily anti-gay.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                The culture of this thread says otherwise, dear friend.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >The culture of this thread
                what the frick, you cant have culture over a single thread, it has to be nurtured over different threads and resonate outside optics like identity politics, you probably meant something like /vpol/ or whatever, but dont say "the culture of this thread" it sounds moronic.
                Anyways homosexuals that get butthurt over queer homies in their vidya are 200% psyops and psyop-ed morons.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >there are no right wing creators to rally behind either
        Because the right never gets any ~~*investment*~~

  68. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    It all goes back to graphics and mo-cap

  69. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Best selling game 2023: Hogwarts Legacy (USA)

  70. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Seems that they overestimated how much the video game consumerbase is willing to take with their products in the majority of it. It's funny how severely overbloated budgets along with some trying to use medias as some propaganda soapbox don't tend to work out too well. Some people saw the signs and tried to warn them but they marched on cause "infinite growth" and the like. It's all conflicting goals crashing into one another.

    All that's left to do is to just see how the shift in video game developments will be in the next 5-10 years, it'll be interesting for the "lower budget" video game companies.

  71. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >CEOs and shareholders: "Surely we can have infinite growth in a finite system! ...We can't? Punish everyone but us for our folly. Next attempt will work!"

  72. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    [...]

    Because being conservative is like the polar opposite of being creative. Rightoids literally can't make cool stuff, their brains aren't wired that way.

    Right wing bros... we will never be as creative and talented as the leftoid trannies... 🙁

  73. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    [...]

    have increased
    >game budget is unnecessarily 200 gazillion burgers
    >tons of bloated employees
    >pointless consultations to appease non customers
    >games are absolutely shit despite millions and employment
    >gameplay no longer a requirement, only a message aka """art"""
    Can someone good at budgeting help me figure it out? I think the gamers are to blame!

  74. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    This is peak leftoid design. Not even in 1000 years we could create something this good. Right wing bros, we lost.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      to play devils advocate, the negress on the left looks like how you'd imagine a negress to be and is not "bad" if that is what you want to portray, certainly has a place in some settings.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Black woman is peak character design

        And people love Miles. You lost loser.

        Because taking an already beloved character and changing his race is the epitome of creativity.

        >You lost loser.
        Leftoids are also geniuses when it comes to insults, how can we compete, brothers? Just accept defeat.

        I would counter with cherry-picked right wing games, but right wing games don’t even exist

        We can't compete with black women and black (already established character), too creative tbh senpai

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          I started replaying Fallout 3 after not playing it for like a frickin decade and it's almost as woke as modern shit, it's just slightly more subtle. It's more like, "hey aren't black people nice :)" as opposed to "whitey sux, black mamas fix everything."

          >every single important area has at least one black
          >they're always in a prominent, "respectful" position
          >Jonas is a "gifted medical assistant"
          >Simms is not just sheriff, but also mayor of Megaton
          >his one character flaw is being too trusting and allowing Burke to shoot him in the back and kill him
          >Three Dog is presented as a very clear moral compass and unless you wanna listen to the same two songs and 30 seconds of dialog from the Enclave station, gonna be the only radio station worth listening to for any length of time
          >Megaton's doctor, Church, is also black

          Etc. Like, there's never a homeless beggar or drug addict that's black. Sure enemy NPCs are black sometimes but all human enemies are randomized for variety, that doesn't mean much. There's no sidequest where some black deadbeat is trying to get you to steal a bunch of meds so he can get high or something. Meanwhile there's plenty of sidequests just like that featuring white people.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            The Mechanist was also black.

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              I haven't gotten all that far, I'm only level 5 and still mucking around Megaton. But it's only been a couple hours and already two important quest-giving NPCs are black, and two more semi-important NPCs were too. I should keep a tally of how many important and semi-important black NPCs I encounter. I'm sure there's even more.

              of course anon, radical Progressives didn't spring out of the earth in 2016.

              they have been lurking and building their numbers for decades, now they are in overwhelming numbers in many places in society

              the prognosis? its terminal.

              You are right. I guess my point was that this stuff has always been prevalent if you keep a look out for it, and it's only in the last decade or so where it's become so egregious even normies are picking up on it. It's hard to not notice that every AAA game has some character like

              Leftoids wrote this masterpiece. Can Rightoids do the same? I don't think so...

              who has lines b***hing about racism or whitey, or a character like Miles Morales who completely supplants a previously established white lead. Not to mention all the white characters that are inexplicably turned black in a new video game or movie adaptation.

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              >the mentally ill capeshitter was also black
              I think this kills your point almost entirely. No one likes the Mechanist OR AntAgonizer. They're both presented as a pain in the ass.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            of course anon, radical Progressives didn't spring out of the earth in 2016.

            they have been lurking and building their numbers for decades, now they are in overwhelming numbers in many places in society

            the prognosis? its terminal.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >Fallout 3
            Stop playing Bethesda garbage and play the classics, FO1 or FO2

  75. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >thinking sustainability is nightmare times
    that's the real nightmare

  76. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Bros, remember that one time leftoids took Spiderman and made him black? This is so creative, its like they have superpowers when it comes to creation and being talented. I am so jealous. Chuds can't compete.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      And people love Miles. You lost loser.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Gay mulattos and trannies love Miles, basically a tumblr audience that is exceedingly small.

        >but muh sales numbers

        Yeah clueless people see "Spider-man" and think "Oh cool, a Spider-man game." It's called a bait and switch.

  77. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    To be honest I dunno why they would expect their industry to grow during a recession when their product is non-essential entertainment.

  78. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I would counter with cherry-picked right wing games, but right wing games don’t even exist

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      if that helps you sleep at night

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Boy am I glad I've accidentally sunk my life into a based game.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        That's talking about communists, not the globohomosexual boogeyman.

  79. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    You're laughing.

    The overall global economic outlook is the worst it's ever been since the end of the Cold War and you're laughing.

  80. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    [...]

    Leftoids don't exist in japan. Try again in next life

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Japan has no homosexuals
      What the frick is this delusion? I'm convinced posts like this are made by people who don't actually partake in any of the culture they're supposedly warring over.

  81. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    but the mid sized and indie scene ARE growing???

  82. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    STOP MAKING GAAS SLOP HOLY SHIT

  83. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >But WHY? Why is the industry collapsing?
    The never ending chase for better graphics has bloated dev times and budgets to unsustainable levels. When a game takes 6+ years to make, then you will miss the window to capitalize on the trend that inspired the game in the first place. All these GaaS games were pitched back when Fortnite and PUBG were really blowing up... in 2018. Boomers have too little time to dedicate to obvious time sinks beyond their already established favorites, so they just let all the new GaaS games wash over them like water off a duck's ass. And zoomers? 6 years is a lifetime to them, that's why Fortnite has managed to stay relevant, they constantly reinvent themselves with more modes and content, whereas all the competing upstart GaaS games are using the same tired ass formula the devs copped from half a decade ago. It's fricking over, the winners have been decided, but this influx of games was decided 6 years ago and they have to be released, so here we are.

  84. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    [...]

    >THE CULTURE WAR
    unfortunetly you cannot win a war whiout economics and the left is losing the economic war
    hard

  85. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Keep making shitty games until you go bankrupt. Learn your lesson and punishment for siding with censorship and cretins who don’t even have any interest in your games. Maybe someone decent will take your place.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Industry can collapse as long as I can impregnate cagliostro.

  86. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I'm not an expert, but from my general observations:

    >Saturated markets
    >Lack of creativity (IE: AAA studios think a name alone will be enough to sell games)
    >Extremely high sales expectations that executives are getting mad at not meeting
    >Too heavy focus on games as life services
    >Consumers are getting tired of DLC and microtransactions being shoved down their throats
    >Consumers are also tired of agendas and being told to pay attention to how progressive a game is when people just want to have fun
    >Production costs are through the roof
    >Studios are overstaffed or acquired too much stuff from an acquisition; executives can't take a pay cut so the work force has to go
    >AI will replace everything and be cheaper anyway
    >Outsourcing is cheaper anyway
    >Firing people and offering them their positions back but as contacted work is cheaper anyway
    >All the above leads to a decrease in quality of final products, therefore consumers aren't buying or are refunding

    The real icing on the cake is that these huge studios also aren't listening to what consumers are saying they want or legit feedback provided that would improve the product. Instead, they are getting mad and blaming consumers for not just excepting the game as it is in its current state and act surprised that customers have the audacity call them out when they are clearing cutting corners to maximize profits. I still can't get over the bit about Bethseda responded to negative Starfrield reviews by basically saying, "our fictional planets are supposed to be empty because that's just how space is :)".

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      You're right on the money anon. I think the only thing you missed is how the general market these days is much more aware than ever that you can get better games for cheap by just picking up older titles, or playing a game that hubs other games like Fortnite/Roblox. Kids eat that shit up and it far exceeds the profits of these big releases.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >The real icing on the cake is that these huge studios also aren't listening to what consumers are saying they want
      Well not exactly, if they did they'd be in Nintendo's position with very little issues.
      In reality they're listening to consumers but only the ones that pat them on the back and maintain their hugboxes.

  87. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Because everything the homosexuals make is cinematic trash with DEI stamps and a copious disregard for source material and internal consistency. The fact that something like Hyenas or Starfield even got released is a testament to the utter disaster the industry has become. Couple that whole conceptual array with the fact that the fresh meat in the market lacks the enthusiasm and technical skill of the old guard, is virtually historically illiterate, and not at all well-read or versed in classical narrative structures; it's not difficult to forecast that there is a serious loss of quality for the foreseeable future.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      This. One of the biggest issues is that they lack any kind of artistic vision, or concept of even the most basic building blocks of what makes something good. Either aesthetically, thematically, or visually. The biggest comparison I'd make for visuals (to make an addendum to your point about bad writing) is to point to that Suicide Squad game that keeps getting compared to Arkham City. The reason why the older game looks so much better is because people with actual artistic skill and training worked on the visuals. They knew how to make the best of what limited horsepower they had available to them, because they understood what looked pleasing to the human eye. As well as understanding how to take shortcuts to do more with less.

  88. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    WE MUST HAVE GROWTH

    IT MUST BE SUSTAINABLE

    pick one

  89. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Leftoids wrote this masterpiece. Can Rightoids do the same? I don't think so...

  90. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    [...]

    >right wingers can’t create
    They can create kids.
    Also they can create three dead US soldiers.
    >NOOOO THE IRANIAN THEOCRACY AND HOUTHI REBELS AREN'T RIGHTWING
    Wanna see the view from the top of my apartment block, brother?

  91. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Can conservatives create this level of quality in character design? Not even close.

    [...]

  92. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >call out investors
    >call out wall street
    >suddenly the topic devolves into right vs left shit
    Why are they so obvious? They want us to fight amongst each other instead of realizing that we both share a common enemy. It's all so tiresome.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      One side is protecting those and it needs to die.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      They're useful idiots. No point in trying to find common ground.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        This

        The left wing (normies) serve the israelites (psychopaths)
        Any alliance with normies is merely submission

  93. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    See

    [...]

    for your answer.
    They're all working on games no one wants to buy or even play for free. They're all chasing they mythological non-gamer audience.

  94. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    God has taken mercy upon this wretched race and delivered us the gift of a redo. Hopefully, we won't frick it up again.

  95. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >biden causes inflation to go up
    >people stop buying as many games
    >people getting laid off
    >microsoft bought a bunch of studios and doing absolutely nothing of value with them -- further tanking shit
    >t-t-things will bounce back guys!
    The purge has begun, games will finally heal

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Biden saved video games

  96. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >"Nightmare times"
    Pic-related. Maybe now we'll see some actual fricking games get made, instead of multiple post-apocalyptic black lesbian simulators.

  97. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I feel like there's a mint to be made by a traditional small dev team with a 20th century mindset. Look at indie stuff like Dusk which was just neutral fun. You're telling me nobody out there can do better? If I had the talent and a small team, I'd make something like Manhunt, only you're stealthing around a post-collapse US as a lone white man surrounded by vicious gangs of brown people.

  98. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    All of my favorite games were from the B-team, or low-mid budget titles from mainstream devs. Like Final Fantasy Tactics, or Breath of Fire. Or even smaller indie devs that made BB-tier titles that punched up to a A-tier. Like Mount and Blade, or Killing Floor.

    If AAA crashes (and it should) then we will see the industry contract, and be left to passion projects made by people who legitimately enjoy video games.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Same, I love the rough edges. The Surge stood out to me as compelling in that imperfect way.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      In the same boat. Most recent games in my library are indie/midsized studio developed.
      I think I bought a grand total of 2 AAA titles within the past three years.

  99. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    maybe more ugly brown and female protagonists that constantly insult the core audience for video games while periodically making references to IRL sociopolitical issues will help

  100. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    the entire western tech industry is built on having rock bottom interest rates so they can just borrow and spend money forever without risk
    now that interest rates aren't rock bottom, the whole thing is falling apart

  101. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Is is just in the US, or is it the entire world`s vidya industry?

  102. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    We're doing just fine! Yes our games haven't been selling well but at least our games do the more important thing: sending messages! The Gamer Chuds era is over, chuddies!

  103. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    [...]

    most of the highest quality art and culture up to 2010 was made by people you would consider neo nazis because they didnt like trannies gays and brown people
    now its all shit and you claim responsibility while thinking its something to be proud of

  104. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    The primary reason is that games cost too much to make now, but the market is already about as saturated as it is going to get. The numbers of gamers is not significantly increasing and they can't just keep raising prices because then people won't buy the games.
    Spider-Man from 2018 cost around 100 million burger bucks to make, but Spider-Man 2 five years later costs over 300 million burger bucks. Despite being a samey sequel that reuses most of the tech and systems. That isn't sustainable. Costs need to go down.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      anon, how can we lower costs when we need to pay everyone in HR 70,000 a year, and everyone in DEI 80,000 a year and both have multiple managers and head managers that make 120k to 150k each.

      I don't think you understand just how much we gotta spend here.

  105. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    The AAA scene has been shit for ages so I don't care what happens to it, it can't really get worse.
    The indie scene is going to be wholly unaffected by all this.

  106. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    The sooner we get a real crash the better. Corpos need to believe there's no money to be made and frick off, leaving behind indies who actually want to make good games out of passion.

    Might never happen again though.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      except there is money, there's more money than Hollywood, that isn't going to be "not true" if a crash happens.

      they'll just change tactics.

  107. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Because the industry is worthless now

  108. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Infinite growth isn't possible

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      it doesn't have to be, moron.

      every commie says shit like this like they have reached the zenith of enlightenment.

      nothing has to grow infinitely, if it breaks the company because it can't, something new will fill in the void and on and on it goes, the economy is much more like a Shepard's Tone than an infinite upward trajectory.

  109. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Because its shit

  110. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Why is the industry collapsing?
    It isn't. It's just going more indie, which is a good thing.

  111. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Oh the 187 BILLION dollar Games Industry is Collapsing... No the Higher ups, and investors don't understand that the boost of profits from the pandemic makes it look like a down turn. The industry as a whole is doing fine, some people in higher places, and investors, are just shortsighted.

  112. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >But WHY? Why is the industry collapsing?

  113. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    $70

  114. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    there is something so funny about people who have never created anything in their life, and make up such a small niche that they are basically irrelevant, demand to be catered to so vigorously

  115. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Wokenogs aside, you can blame all of it, everything, for pretty much all companies and industries, on suits and shareholders and the like.

    All of these idiots, do not know what they buy into. They do not care. They couldn't actually tell you what the company buys or sells. They only want their share to go up, and nothing more. There's too many of them, and the companies are fragmented between them. This is why there is no risks being taken. They're all a bunch of losers who NEED their share to go up and nothing else will do, it doesn't matter if a .001% hit now would result in a 500% return later— NO! They NEEEEEEEEDDDDD that $5,000 increase on the $20,000,000 worth of shares they have to have MORE MORE MOREEEE, what? you've already reached the market that's possible? UGH, NO, THERE'S MORE! I NEED MORE RETURN NOWWW, THE AUDIENCE MIGHT BE LIMITED, BUT GROWTH IS INFINITE!!!!!!!!!

  116. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I blame gamers.

  117. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    COVID is over and people have less time to explore new videogames. Growth has peaked for vidya, every company that foolishly thought that the increased consumption during lockdown would continue as we go back to normal and hired new workers to expand is eating shit now

  118. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous
  119. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    lots of things but mainly falling rate of profit and the monotonic demands of shareholder greed

  120. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    [...]

    >W-W-WE WUZ CREATIVE GENUISES N SHEIT
    Just stop with this pathetic revisionism. Literally 99% of every studio up to 2014 looked like pic related with varying degrees of size. I play games from the 90s to the late 2000s which are chock full of edgy shit, fanservice, and shit that make the average resetgender user who makes these posts have a heart attack. If you were to show any of the Id guys in pic related something like trigglypuff, all of them would laugh at the moron and get back to making games and playing Quake deathmatches.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      back when you could put breasts in a game.

  121. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    The industry as it stands only worked in the economy of the 2010s where liquidity was abundant and rates were low. The reason it’s crashing is the current industry doesn’t work in stagflation. Basically, we are in a recession (or going into one) but recessions are suppose to be deflationary (so prices should fall). Instead, prices go up even as economics output falls. What this means is that your company’s revenue falls but the cost remain high. You get fricked at both ends.

    The AAA model was high cost/high profit. It cost a shit ton to make a game, but that’s OK because you can sell 10 million copies. It was great as develop pay was higher, bonuses were higher and your stock price looked better (selling 10 million for a modest profit is still better than great profits from 2 million sold). But now, people have less money due to cost being high and everyone losing their job. But your cost aren’t going down like a normal recession. If you do any debt financing, you’re going to get raped by high interest rates. What is telling is who is getting hit with layoffs. Besides Sony (as a lot of this was GaaS related) a lot of them were for live service games, like Bungie, Epic and Riot. They have a most constant flow of revenue, so they felt the revenue drop first. Other companies are going to feel it next as their games do worse than expected. Once their game doesn’t meet the sales target, they’ll start with layoffs. The problem may compound as that will also mean they have less money to invest in their next project, so they’ll either need an injection from a publisher/parent company or get debt as far higher rates. Basically, a lot of companies are about to get boned.

    The end result of this is going to be that gaming isn’t going to be as lucrative as it has gotten. There will be a shift to smaller, more focused, games as revenues will continue to decline. More layoffs are coming. Next will be the studio closures.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      they could start investing in smaller games instead of only banking on AAA slop but they're too moronic and risk-averse for that

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        These projects are often 5 years. Things were a lot better when they were started so its hard to unwind. There is also some push back from lead developers and executives since they'll also be targeting lower sales figures so lower bonuses.

        this, Deflation should have already kicked in, but everyone simply refuses, prices just go up, and your wages stagnate even harder, this is causing huge issues.

        this is why they can scream at us that the Economy IS BOOMING VOTE BLUE, while the cost of living is skyrocketing, its one of the worst times to be be working poor in the last 40 years.

        The issue is more there is too much money. The Federal Reserve and the US Govt pumped too much money into the system to keep everyone from working during COVID. Once the velocity of money increased, so did prices, which in turn is causing consumers (and companies who sell to them) to get squeezed. Prices can't come back down because there are too many dollars chasing the same amount of goods. The way this was dealt with in the 70s was to get interest rates up to 20% and it still took the entire decade. Thats the other thing that will rape AAA gaming. If they have to get debt financings, then the cost of the project goes way up since interest rates are going to stay high for a long time. This means there wont be any more 5 year projects since you'll get raped on the interest.

        You should also laugh at any of these industry people saying we need $100 games or whatever. Prices will probably come down on games as the market can't afford $70 games when groceries keep going up. I wouldn't be surprised if Palworld's $30 price tag helped it take off the way it did. Either way, companies will have to focus on their core audience as they'll stick around to buy videos games even when money is tight. Industry will heal and expect more industry insiders like Dring to cry

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      this, Deflation should have already kicked in, but everyone simply refuses, prices just go up, and your wages stagnate even harder, this is causing huge issues.

      this is why they can scream at us that the Economy IS BOOMING VOTE BLUE, while the cost of living is skyrocketing, its one of the worst times to be be working poor in the last 40 years.

  122. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Rightbros...I thought we didn't make games?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      this basically says conflict itself is right wing lol

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      i guess by this article's logic the soviet union under Lenin and Stalin were "right wing" for wanting to get rid of class "aliens"

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        All lefty hypocrisy is overlooked using Doublethink.

        you morons STILL STILL STILL to this day fall into the "but what about (hypocritical thought process of a Lefty), as if they can be pinned down by this.

        the answer to leftist Hypocrisy is murdering them, that's it, that's the only line of attack

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Calm down your glow.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            who are you kidding, commie Black person?

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            lol, moron.

            I am not calling you to do violence like a Glowie, I'm telling you that you won't, and that it is the only thing that will save you.

            I'm disparaging your lack of resolve.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >plants vs zombies is right wing
      Those zombies just wanted a better life inside your house.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Posting a hot take from a moron doesn't actually prove your point.

  123. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Over-hiring and mediocre products, it's pretty simple.

  124. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    AAA studios pushing advertising and microtransactions.

  125. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Progress.

  126. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >it's not clear where growth will come from
    Same place it always did: you make a good product, people buy it from you. Therefore: MAKE A DECENT FRICKING GAME FFS!

  127. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I am not paying $70 for half finished goyslop, simple as

  128. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >market is oversaturated with remakes, knock-offs and gacha shit
    >every once in a while a game with actual content gets released and makes money chasing developers and out of touch homosexual executives seethe to no end
    I think the industry is doing well because games like Lethal Company and Palworld outsold call of duty and pokemon.
    People are sick and tired of the same old shit.

  129. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Capitalism.

  130. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    so many replies and so many clueless morons with bad opinions. creativity in the 2020s is dead, all you see around in media is remakes and remasters. when some new ip comes out its so fricking derivative that even if everyone says its good i wont play it until a sequel comes out that has more refined gameplay and finally takes some chances. its all the same shit, they should have spend that marketing money on researching vr, it could have been the next step.

  131. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    nfi idea mate

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      eh, Jesse was just mo-capped wrong, I don't think they tried to make her ugly, I think they did so completely accidently.

      Remedy is still woke as hell though.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I find two of these frickable

  132. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >costs have increased
    >very little physical media, gamers mostly download games so you're saving on disc manufacture, but you're charging $70
    >instead of releasing map packs and DLC expansions you run some live service bullshit that probably isn't getting the returns you expected (like Rockstar Games)
    >gamers have to maintain an internet connection to play their games even on singleplayer, so you have to constantly maintain servers which costs money but also the maintenance and repairs of those servers lest your customers can't even consoom your product
    Here's how to bring back stability; make fricking video games again and not live services.

  133. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Unfortunately, the clock is ticking, the hours are going by. The cost increases, the revenue recedes. Possibilities decreasing, regrets mounting
    Do you understand?
    >I understand
    >Remain ignorant

  134. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Costs have increased
    >The same games are dominating the charts
    You mean Nintendo games? The ones where they have successfully kept costs down by not turning them into CGI movies?

  135. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    They forgot that dumping billions of dollars down the toilet just to push far left propaganda only works in shit hole communist countries, and only for a couple years.

  136. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >sustainability is the focus
    >nightmare times
    The frick is wrong with people?

  137. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Shitty movie games with overblown budgets and insane projected revenue are collapsing and they should be.
    Games will actual gameplay will always succeed.

  138. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Obviously the money they are getting from the israelite investment corps with multi trillions of dollars in assets is worth it.
    I mean, its pretty clear by so many games, especially Jap gacha games which have nothing but fan service and sex appeal.
    Look at Palworld, cuteness to the point that some people want to actually frick some of them and now pal nude mods released.
    Even in their western shit comics, they sell frick all considering their actual brands.
    Even Chinese webcomics like picrel look better and have less censorship and thats after the increased censorship.

  139. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Has nothing to do with politics, it's purely poor management. There's no reason to have more than 10 coders on a game. I just beat the new Prince of Persia game and the credits were almost TWO HOURS LONG.

    ?si=-2GO5aXxQbl1fGmD

    It's a AA side-scrolling Metroidvania that takes 20 hours to 100%. There's absolutely no reason to have that many people working on it. None.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Nothing to do with poltics
      lmao
      The rest of your comment is right as well, because share holders and the investment firm majorities do not care about video games. They want video games to be a vessel that can maximise profits vs engagement metrics and to push their political shaping of todays new normal. Which they literally say and have policies and procedures in place to ensure Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >The rest of your comment is right as well
        Nice Freudian slip.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Multiple reasons, the two biggest is what I said and also company bloat which is pic related. My last career I worked in meetings and with general operation managers and pic rel very much so. As well as implementation of shit like Operationsal Effiencecy which turned into Lean Management System, basically top heavy and make the work force as cheap as possible with either reduced labour or outsourcing or both for Extra Lean™
          When we got a CEO known for doing that to the last company so it could get in shape to be sold off, we knew it was inevitable. Took 9 years though for it but it happened.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I can't believe they gobbled up that shit and thought there would be no ramifications. As if people who buy products don't give a frick about the quality.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >maximise profits
        they been failing hard at that lmao

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Well thats where it stemmed from. A lot of industries struggled during the GFC but we and other huge corps in that 'comfort consumer product' market actually got bigger. Because research showed in difficult times many people turn to comfort foods, comfort drinks and easy comfort activities like gaming and movies which is why it became so heavily invested. That and the potential of a product giving at least a monthly benefit for an ongoing period of time makes every single report look great cos its made out as a guaranteed income stream for investors.
          Mobile gaming really showed its potential and now the same models are all over in many largely invested gaming companies.

  140. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    You know why.

    >AAA games don't make enough money to recoup budget and marketing

    >Too many diversity hires/useless staff, not enough actual coders/idea guys with proven track records

    >Zero passion for games being made, devs are put under crunch to shit out whatever Mr. Goldenstein says to shit out

    >Overreliance on the same old IPs/GAAS, consumer does not have enough time to play most and will stick to one or two games at most at a time

    >Politics being injected into something it shouldn't be, games are at their core, escapism. Let people choose to be a man or a woman, not body type/type 1 or type 2. Stop with the ugly women in games.

    And most of all:

    >$70 games

    Glad to see the effect Palworld had on the gaming industry for the first half of 2024, and what Stellar Blade will do for the latter. Death to Sony, Death to Microsoft, Death to The Pokemon Comapany.

  141. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >"its not clear where growth will come from"

    all you need to know to show how arrogant, how stupid, how prideful these new devs are. the fact he typed that shit with a straight face really shows they have no plans to abort this forced Modern Political LGBTQPF+ shit until its the death of them

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      they can't, to abort it would mean they didn't believe in it enough, and are admitting that to their peers.

      seeing as its a religion, death is prefered to apostacy for them.

  142. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Budgets too high
    Project completion rate too slow

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Not enough fun

  143. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Noooo Japan's low crime rate is an illusion! It is exactly the same as USA where Black folk do whatever they want!

  144. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    The games fricking suck and the focus is on making them less interactive. You guys are the problem, you're homosexuals with bad taste, but most normal people don't want shit like Death Stranding 2, a walking sim padded with cutscenes. We want shit like contra or pac man. Modern gaming is a complete fricking joke and if anyone deserves the blame it's v. Go to the Death Stranding threads, and watch people praising the bloated corpse of gaming, the rotting gangrenous Black person corpse paraded around like emmit till out of the river. Frick you nerds frick all of you and especially frick anime.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Modern gaming is a complete fricking joke and if anyone deserves the blame it's v.

      NOOOOOO ITS ALL BECAUSE OF THE BOARD THAT THE ENTIRE INDUSTRY HATES AND ACTIVELY ANTIPANDERS TO
      If anyone is to blame for you being a frickwit it's you, frickwit.

  145. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    1983 Video Game crash happened this way.
    They had a 15% growth in profits instead of 50% predicted and that was enough to give everyone cold feet and freak out and run away, causing a 97% crash in industry value.

    AAA apocalypse soon.

  146. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Stockholders get the money instead of putting back into studios.
    Huge costs for AAA development and marketing.
    Over hired staff and again during lockdown to make huge AAA games while constantly pushing graphical fidelity.
    Maybe we will get more solid A/AA games now.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Maybe we will get more solid A/AA games now.
      Square Enix is pumping those out right now as we speak. If only they cost less than 60 dollars.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        All squeenix does is pump out exploitative remakes these days. On the rare occasion that something soulful comes from them, it gets ignored.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          eh, there's real heart in the company, it comes out in glimmers.

          the Plot of Final Fantasy 16 is literally about various anglo's realizing they are being manipulated by shadowy Globo-homosexual israelite Demons and they drop their conflict to team up and kill the israelite-Ultima.

          the main theme is that brotherhood among noble men is far stronger than ephemeral false-godhood seeking degenerates.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          They're at the very least still making some brand new games even if they're shovelwares for their price tag. I wasn't talking about remasters

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            The SaGa Frontier remaster was good. If only they hadn't lost the original source code for all that sweet 90s CGI backgrounds.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          nu twewy was soulless garbage

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Old Twewy was soulless garbage, too, so it's not like they deviated from the course there.

  147. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    First bloating budgets right to the edge of what their audience could possibly support, then cutting their audience down. A lot of people planning games now have a very delusional view of how big their target audience is, so they overspend for something that is ultimately appealing to a niche and the game ends up in the red. The thing is even if you made a game that's hyperpozzed to the point where it turns off every single normalgay, it could still be successful financially if you went into it with the self awareness of what you're doing and budgeted accordingly. There's indie devs that basically do that.

  148. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >sell game that cost 100,000 to make
    >make 4 million dollars
    >surely this scales up
    >sell game that cost 2 million dollars to make
    >make 8 million dollars
    >oh frick yes it absolutely scales up
    >spend 15 million dollars making a game
    >make 6 million dollars
    >MOAAAARRRR MONEY
    >spend 20 million dollars making a game
    >lose 16 million dollars
    Its incredible how rich people are no better than white trash casino scum

  149. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    the steve jobs interview about how tech rots from within is exactly what's happening in gaming right now. these companies get too big so games no longer matter, marketing does. so marketing people now run the show and the companies forget how to make good games. they could be pitched the greatest game of all time and pass on it because they don't get gaming, they only get advertising. it's worth listening to if you haven't heard it before.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I'm not a big steve jobs dickrider but that interview is very accurate, for many industries

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        yeah i care about jobs at all but he was spot on there. it describes nearly every big company right now, they are all rotting from within after having become too big. many are currently crumbling under that weight but they either get bought out or merge and the rot continues with more and more old guard leaving and more marketers replacing them. blizzard is the latest example. they lost one of the og employees this week and their new ceo is someone who used to do marketing for the nfl and then call of duty esports.

        blizzard and gamefreak are the best examples of this in gaming. they forgot how to make good games.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Gamefreaks never made good games, they had a good concept that they put INTO a shitty game, which is the pokemon and collecting them.

          the battle system has always been ticky tack expanding Rock Paper Scissors garbage.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            the first few gens were good for their time. the social features like trading and battling were neat gimmicks.

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              >Good for their time
              >Selling two different seeds as two separate games because Game Freak couldn't manage to get randomizer to work on their GB games.
              >Keep doing it because the customers keep consooming despite the fact that the newer hardwares are more than capable to run randomizer.
              lol

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      It's a good point about how a company rots from within. I'm not sure I'd necessarily point the finger at marketing here though. I'd say there are several key issues with the game industry today. One, employees are not passionate about gaming. When you watch documentaries about game development of the past, for example Halo 2. The employees talk about how they work all day then they play the game after work all night. These developers learned what worked, and what didn't, what was fun, and what wasn't by playing their game. Compare that to say Diablo IV where they show developers playing their game yet they don't even know the basics of gameplay. These people don't care about the quality of the product they're working on. Which leads to the second problem, political activists. Too many employees are more worried about using their games as merely tools to push their political message. The message comes first, quality of the product comes second. This ultimately hurts sales.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        for gaming, the hires that got into coding because they heard it was easy money and only treat it as a job instead of their passion is a part of it. it doesn't help that there is a rotating door of coders that get let go every 2 years so they don't have to get paid full time salaries either, it stops them from getting hyper invested into a game they won't even see to completion, they might only be there for a third of games development time.

        but that system is in place because marketers are running the majority of these companies now. the top brass are all people that have done well in marketing. even the head of nintendo is now a business degree guy as opposed to iwata who was a tech guy. furukawa literally worked in marketing. jim ryan also worked in marketing before running sony.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          i really did want to program video games. i really did want to do cool shit for series i genuinely enjoy. only now do i realize that i'm worth too much to these companies to ever be hired. they want shitbag dime a dozen code monkeys who they can abuse and frick over. oh and don't you DARE speak out against us, our practices, or our work environments, or we will make sure you never, ever, EVER, have any success in this field.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            yeah, that's another gigantic issue. working for faang companies simply pays better for anyone that can actually code well and most companies are gays that would rather pay 1000 shit indian coders pennies than hire 50 good coders that can do their job in a fraction of the time.

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              To be fair, it is necessary evil.
              The original Macintosh II was $5500 which is the equivalent of $15171.79 today.
              If they never outsource to H1B morons, we would probably never own a computer in the first place. Let alone video games.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            in a few years they'll use pajeets and ai to code and will only focus on the writers

  150. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Because it is saturated with idiots with no talent. Until companies GET A FRICKING CLUE and shed themselves of these morons, games will not improve.

  151. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    israelites.

  152. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >economic downturn
    >no more tax refunds disguised as "covid" stimulus packages
    >the average consumer replaced a single cable tv subscription with a dozen internet subscriptions
    >rent and mortgage payments increasing
    >fiscal inflation on every single product and service while wages continue stagnating
    >even side jobs with the gig economy are fricked
    >taxes
    Nah, it can't be any of that. It MUST be wokety woke wokers woking up the woke! It must be the convenient political boogeyman I already disliked! btw games are dumb please join my culture war instead
    >implying this thread isn't bleeding obvious to anyone involved

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Sure, sure.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      It can be all of those things including the woke part. (Not can, is)

  153. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    media monopolization
    the western states are getting real good at building up their military logistics compared to just ten or so years ago before neo-liberalism became ubiquitous and suddenly extremely effective as a 'loot the third world once more' scheme.

    The West is so THIRSTY to try out their new armies and military tech they are actively encouraging the Palestinian genocide (along with other 'hidden' wars throughout the world they are backing-- sometimes both sides) despite the ironic pushback by Israelis and the diaspora themselves! The West wants to SEE their new drones and missiles in action, they lust and jerk off at the idea of dead babies, it's why they sought power in the first place. Everyone else just goes along with it because democracy is a lie and it's all fricked.

    The MIC wants CHEAP military tech to test out on brown infants. That means the video game organ of the media monopoly body that the spookshow OWNS needs to become more efficient, fire all programmers that AI could do faster (not better, faster, and without pay) hire only AI 'artists' to make all assets, Shovel slop into the market and make sure only their slop is available, use that money morons can't stop spending on these shitty games to kill more brown people.

  154. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    If the 2nd video game crash happened I would be so happy, however, nothing ever happens.

  155. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Frick the game industry. You don't need over 100 million dollar budgets to make fricking games. Palworld was made by a team of 14 people and it made more money than all the AAA slop last year.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Frick the game industry.
      He says on the video games board
      >You don't need over 100 million dollar budgets to make fricking games.
      You don't but you do to make the triple A slop
      >Palworld was made by a team of 14 people and it made more money than all the AAA slop last year.
      lol

  156. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    gaming is still a bigger industry than movies, books, maybe even music (if you count merch and concert tickets) it's literally the most successful media industry on earth and these frickers still have the gall to say "it's not good enough"

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      What, you think the greed of israelites will ever be sated? There's a reason the Romans and the Germans were fricking killing them.
      israelites are literal filth. Subhuman scum.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >The founding father of the Protestant himself fricking genocide the israelites like rabbid dogs to the point even Hitler sang his praise despite being an atheist
        >America, the remnant of the Protestant, doesn't
        I never get it

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          lol this is now Low Down Black person Town, and israelite Land.

  157. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Lethal Company was made by 1 made from fricking Roblox on a shoestring budget and sold MILLIONS
    Palworld was made by jap autist team that didn't even fricking what they were doing and sold MILLIONS
    The games industry is washed up and out of touch. Games as a market will never die, but the industry as it is absolutely will. They refuse to adapt.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      i see literally nothing wrong with this. fun video games are and will continue to be celebrated while shit games put megastudios six feet under.

  158. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >hire based on race/gender/sexuality rather than merit
    >prioritize hiring activists and people with fringe ideologies
    >focus on the live service meme
    >studios too big and bloated, no cohesive vision for games
    These are just some of the reasons

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      well they're certainly cutting the chaff now. not all of it, mind you, gotta keep some of the "good ones" on

  159. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Game industrz is nowhere near collapsing, were experiencing maturation of the genre. Quality triple AAA with interesting themes and gameplay are raking in hundreds of millions, while generic conveyor belt trash is failing. Also there has never been so many available indies that in the past would be known as AA games

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      A crash is not a collapse.

  160. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I'm too busy to play games just trying to pay my bills, and the games coming out are just boring to look at

  161. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >create unsustainable firms predicated on unattainable and unrealistic revenue streams (you can't gaas and monetize literally everything dipshits)
    >instead of focusing on developers and delivering good products
    >also the west has literally fallen it's impossible to have a large firm without it being totally pozzed by worthless troons and women

  162. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Not let me begin how shitty the anime/manga has being since the COVID fiasco...
    SO much about not fall the chinese trap I guess...

  163. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    It's incredibly depressing how many people understand that the people at the top of society viscerally hate the people at the bottom rung but don't understand exactly why, instead opting for some superhero movie villain motivation rather than something realistic.It's exactly the kind of anger you dream about but aimed at the complete wrong direction.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      they're God's Chosen, they hate because you are not God's Chosen.

      simple as.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        but on one hand there's a lot of israeli people that's not part of the 1% and gets fricked over all the time, on the other they accept the possibility of conversion so if that were it we could all just convert and be done with it

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        The superhero movie villain motive I was speaking of, thank you for the great example.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous
          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Thousands of years of historical patterns proves you're full of shite

            you know millions of people have been put to the sword for dumber reasons right?

            MULTIPLE crusades wrangled up thousand and thousands of people across europe and fricking WALKED to Jerusalem to get mulched up by Muslims to take a fricking City.

            Troy literally fell because a guy fricked a single women.

            the Elite israelite's really believe it, and aren't particularlly coy about saying it.

            I dunno what to tell you, plenty of people through out history get ideas of superiority and inferiority and then ACT on it.

            Holy shit you people actually believe real life works like your marvel movies lmao

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              All you gays do is gaslight

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                And all you do is believe your comic books are analogous to reality, you'll grow out of it.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Why do you keep saying "your" as in "your marvel movies" or "your comic books." Those are produced by israelites. They're israeli movies and israeli comic books.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Just seems like you're really obsessed with them, you keep applying them to real life.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                You're the only one bringing them up, sweaty.

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              have a nice day, moron.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Thousands of years of historical patterns proves you're full of shite

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          you know millions of people have been put to the sword for dumber reasons right?

          MULTIPLE crusades wrangled up thousand and thousands of people across europe and fricking WALKED to Jerusalem to get mulched up by Muslims to take a fricking City.

          Troy literally fell because a guy fricked a single women.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Those are wonderful stories. Now what about history?

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              the crusades was literal history...

              how many "dumb/sinister" things do I need to list out? Mao's 4 pest Plan? what?

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                crusades weren't shit
                the islamic conquests were the real deal

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                that isn't the point, the point is that tons of things in history happened because people were Ideologically motivated to do what could be considered evil and sinister acts.

                and now, we are going to act like they never do, because its uncomfortable to admit we are ruled by hateful buttholes.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >Mao's 4 pest Plan
                won't surprise me if he tries to deny it

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          the Elite israelite's really believe it, and aren't particularlly coy about saying it.

          I dunno what to tell you, plenty of people through out history get ideas of superiority and inferiority and then ACT on it.

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