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Old 04-06-2006, 11:38 AM   #62
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Doesnt mean they need to have ridiculous requirements for a game that they know alot of people dont have yet. They dont always need to make these games run on the latest thing.
Actually, they do.
This is not logical. What you seem to want is a KotOR3 also capable of running on an old NES because many people in the world can't afford current generation hardware. It's stupid.


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If they make all games only run on DVD then yeah they are forcing people to buy a dvd player if they want to play those games. Maybe these people wanna spend their money on other things.
Of course. I also want lots of free stuff. However, it doesn't work that way. I bring you back to the point above. Can't keep up, not anyone's fault but yourself. It's like being pissed because the requirements for a game are too high and asking them to lower the graphics and effects just so they can somehow cater to the ''majority''.



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They can still make a few on cd for the people who wanna play it that way. Im not saying they should make the majority of them on cd, just enough to please those who still use cd drives.
AND raise their costs. Doing it on a small scale will drastically increase costs for little gain.



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So they can try to make everyone happy and keep people wanting to come back and buy more games. They need to treat their customers as people and not just as numbers in their checkbook.
And they also do. However, in the words of my good friend Juan Pablo Rodriguez: ''There will always be whining.''
You can't cater to everyone and you know it. They cater to the majority or to their specific market. That's all.


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Why do they always have to make the "most" money? Why cant they try to make everyone happy and just make a reasonable amount of money? Who cares as long as they stay in business and keep people happy and keep them comin back for more.
Because that's what investors want? I invest money, I expect to make the highest possible amount of money with it. I'll open a charitable organization if I want to help people out but if I open a bussiness, I'm there to make a lot of money. period.


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They can come pretty darn close to doing that.
Impossible. They won't satisfy that many.



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Oh sure, but it still seems like there are enough people out there who still use cd-roms that they'll still make sometihng out of it.
In 2007?

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Im sure Lucasarts still has to give Lucas some credit for allowing them to make games from his stuff.
Probably some money will go back to Lucasfilms just for a question of license, but Lucasfilms won't get a share of the profits.



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The more people go to see the movies and the more money the movies make the more people wanna go buy the games and the more money the games make for Lucasarts to go and make other games.

Yes, but that money made from the movies are not given to Lucasarts to make games. This is only a question of taking advantage of the popularity of a concept.



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They probably make plenty of money, most people will go buy anything for the sole reason that it has the title "Star Wars" slapped on it. Thats the way it was with alot of those old Star Trek games that turned out to be garbage, people still bought them just cuz they had Star Trek on em.
Doesn't make them not look for profit and it isn't entirely true. Some Star Wars games were less popular then others and didn't make much money. It isn't as simple as that.

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Theyd probably do better if they just did all the work on the games themselves and then they could make sure theyre done right because itd be their own ideas and not some ideas from some person that may or may not know anything about Star Wars.
You're right. I don't know anything about Star Wars. All hail LucasArts, bearer of the word of Star Wars
Just because they give contracts to make games doesn't mean that the company knows nothing about Star Wars.
It's totally illogical. Techinically, you'd claim that Activision would know more about WWII then Infinity Ward thus they should have made Call of Duty. It makes no sense.

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Youre right but just the fact that Star Wars and all its merchandise is still going to this day indicates that it must be making some money.
Yes, they do make money, but we don't know what their profit margin is, what their costs are and everything else. Fact is, their profit margin may be far lower then we imagine.

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