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  1. Actually if you go looking for it you can find quite a bit of data on how much or how little some companies make each year, most just don't look and if they find it don't know how to read it. In most cases they don't really need to "break down their numbers" that much. There are a lot of things I could bring up as an example, but the easiest one is the number of people needed to make a game nowadays compared to the PS2 days. Back then let's say 40ish people were needed to make a game, now we have games that need 200+ people to make it. In both cases all of those people have to be payed for their work for years at a time, plus things like insurance and overtime. Just that could make game development too expensive with how fast games get devalued. And I know some will say indie games don't take as much to make, but in a lot of case indie developers are underpaid and overworked to make a passion project. Once again if you go looking for it you will find plenty of indie developers that went out of business after making one 2D game. This all comes back to the fact the a majority of gamers don't really buy games for $60 anymore when really, in order to keep everything afloat, all games should cost like $20 more than they do now. And what I mean by "a majority of gamers don't really buy games for $60 anymore" is that a majority have picked up a "Just wait for a sale" mentality which is really bad for the health of the gaming industry. Because of this mentality almost no game that is released at any time of the year has the perceived value necessary for this majority to buy a game a $60.This is hurt more by that fact that you can sometimes get a newly released game for less than $60 on it's release week. I could take 3 games that were released recently: Wolfenstein 2, Evil Within 2, and Shadow of War. All 3 of these games are less than 2 months old, but right now you can get them for $25 US. Black Friday or not, now that these games are this "cheap" anyone who doesn't buy it now will most likely wait until they are around the $25 price before they buy them. This means that the perceived value of this games have gone from $60 or less to $25 or less in just two months. This is bad, because this means the games that took 200+ people to make can't even sale at the base $60 anymore. Which means it may or may not make enough money for it to offset the risk the game companies made to let the game be made. And even if those 3 games do, the other 100+ games made each year may not, which is really bad. Because if they can't make enough to off set the risk, the game companies may go bankrupt due to lack of funds to run the daily operations of the companies. So yeah game development has gotten really expensive, in fact there is some proof out there the gaming industry is hemorrhaging money each year, and micros are one attempt to help solve that hemorrhaging problem. tldr: Yes you can find numbers/data on gaming companies if you go looking for it, game development has gotten really expensive, and because people don't value games the gaming industry is hemorrhaging money each year. Data on companies: http://www.capcom.co.jp/ir/english/finance/ http://investor.activision.com/ http://investor.ea.com/releases.cfm?ReleasesType=Earnings https://www.ubisoft.com/en-US/company/investor_center/earnings_sales.aspx
  2. Due to EA pushing to hard with the lootboxes, Activison/blizzard had cut us off from the money. So just like Overwatch, our team was just a bunch of trash wrapped up in Activison/blizzard money. Without that money we were nothing. Now to go play a real game. LawBreakers.
  3. Sure. But I won't add you too the Black Level Hall of Fame until you get the first trophy in Yakuza 0
  4. The Housemarque, Yakuza, and new Metal Gear PP threads are up.
  5. Like the Metal Gear games? Well this is the Project Platinum thread for you. Rules Every platinum has to be earned legit. Hackers will be found out and banned from the event. You only have to complete 1 version of every game. The names in the Hall of Fame is by order of sign up. First come, first served. When a new game is released you'll have to re-earn your place in the Hall of fame if necessary. The hall of fame requirements will be updated whenever a new game releases. If you want to sign up, please refer for which rank and special emblem you are eligible, and provide the list of your games. Thanks to @Xionx for the original Metal Gear PP. Thanks to @Floriiss for the original banner. Games Guide Hall of fame requirements: Solid: You have obtained 1 trophy in one of the required games. Liquid: You have obtained the platinum for 1 of the required games. Solidus: You have obtained the platinum for 2 of the required games. Venom: You have obtained the platinum for 4 of the required games. Naked: You have obtained the platinum for all of the required games and 100% Ground Zeroes Hall of Fame: Naked Venom Solidus Liquid Solid
  6. Like the Yakuza games? Well this is the Project Platinum for you. Rules Every platinum has to be earned legit. Hackers will be found out and banned from the event. You only have to complete 1 version of every game. The names in the Hall of Fame is by order of sign up. First come, first served. When a new game is released you'll have to re-earn your place in the Hall of fame if necessary. The hall of fame requirements will be updated whenever a new game releases. If you want to sign up, please refer for which rank and special emblem you are eligible, and provide the list of your games. Games Guide Hall of fame requirements: Idol of the Sunflower Orphanage: You have obtained 1 trophy in one of the required games. Parasite of Kamurocho: You have obtained the platinum for 1 of the required games. Eighteen Count Legend Killer:You have obtained the platinum for 2 of the required games. Mr. Loan Shark: You have obtained the platinum for 4 of the required games. One-Eyed Mad Dog: You have obtained the platinum for all of the required games. Dragon of Dojima: You have obtained the platinum for all of the required and extra games. Hall of Fame: Dragon of Dojima One-Eyed Mad Dog Mr. Loan Shark Eighteen Count Legend Killer Parasite of Kamurocho Idol of the Sunflower Orphanage
  7. Try the "Stop being a Scrub" pill. It didn't work for @MStalker58, but it may work for you.
  8. Do you like Housemarque games? Well this is the Project Platinum for you. Rules Every platinum has to be earned legit. Hackers will be found out and banned from the event. You only have to complete 1 version of every game. The names in the Hall of Fame is by order of sign up. First come, first served. When a new game is released you'll have to re-earn your place in the Hall of fame if necessary. The hall of fame requirements will be updated whenever a new game releases. If you want to sign up, please refer for which rank and special emblem you are eligible, and provide the list of your games. Games Guides Hall of fame requirements: Housemarque Watcher: You have obtained 1 trophy in one of the required games. Housemarque Apprentice: You have obtained the platinum for 1 of the required games. Housemarque Warrior: You have obtained the platinum for 2 of the required games. Housemarque Connoisseur: You have obtained the platinum for 4 of the required games. Housemarque Conqueror: You have obtained the platinum for all of the required games. Housemarque Master: You have 100% all of the required and extra games. Hall of Fame: Housemarque Master Housemarque Conqueror Housemarque Connoisseur Housemarque Warrior Housemarque Apprentice Housemarque Watcher
  9. I will admin the yakuza and Metal gear PPs. Also housemarque PP is almost ready.
  10. Sorry about disappearing for the last 3 rounds, but here are the scores for rounds 13, 14, and 15 thanks to @Mesopithecus and @Tearraven Matchups for the second to last round. The standing so far. @MrUnknown625 and @wolverine123 we will all be watching.
  11. I'm kind of bored right now so add me to season 21.
  12. If anyone has any last second questions now is the time to ask them.
  13. Look this it's a very important topic. Humvees are very popular and their exclusion from COD WW2 is a crime. Because as we all know Humvees are a key selling point for Call of Duty which earns Activision the money they need to make Overwatch hype.