Open Forum Radio – Episode 441
OFR Season 10 (Episode 10) – Loot In A Box
Tuesday, Jan 29th 2019 10:00 EST.
Introduction & Roll Call: TMO, Derek, Jason, Vladz
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- Failure to launch….. and in Anthem news:
- the problem has seemingly extended to other games as well. EA has confirmed FIFA is “experiencing connectivity issues across all platforms” and we’ve seen examples of this on the Xbox One version of Battlefield V too.
- That being said…. The game looks beautiful! Very Mass Effect/little Destiny-ish like visuals, super bright colors, monsters and explosions are big a beautiful.
- Day 1 of the VIP Demo didn’t go as planned. We’d like to let you know what happened and what we’re doing to fix it.
- Not feeling Steam Metro Exodus, BioWare’s Anthem, and Sumo Digital’s Crackdown 3 all won’t be available on Steam Metro is releasing on the Epic Games Store, while Anthem is launching on EA’s Origin, and Crackdown 3 is releasing on Microsoft’s Windows Store. It’s a trend that will continue throughout 2019. Although February’s Far Cry New Dawn is releasing on Steam, another big Ubisoft game–March’s The Division 2–left Valve’s store and is now scheduled to launch on Epic.
- And is that a loot box or is it just “paid cosmetics” ?
- LOOT! addictive gaming and betting on it for a successful game (13th paragraph into the article)
- If even then only 4% of free-to-play gamers pay in North America, and less than 2.5% in Europe. Let’s say that actual gaming addiction is rare, like less than 1% of the population rare. So in that case, as much as a quarter of the paying user base for free-to-play games in North America are addicts, and more like 40% in Europe. When you have a business model driven by a relatively small portion of players, exploiting the addiction of a relative few becomes a larger part of the business than it might appear at first glance.
Our World (Top Things you saw, heard or played)
Gotham, AC Odyssey, (Strange story about a cat) More RDR2, The Bodyguard, Polar coldest week of the year so of course dealing with heater problems (not too bad but ugh), Tag (damn good movie, it’s on HBO this month), Son’s tests are finished, now we wait for the results gotham ,call of duty with the boys ,naias detroit auto show , den of thieves , anthem demo
- NFL 🏈
- Pro Bowl
- Super Bowl: Rams and Patriots
Shout-outs: 😎 🖕 Family, friends, friends of the show OFR Crew 🖕 😎 My Boss and job are so awesome, Co-workers too, Conspiracy Otter Ep5, Mason Simms, ofr crew , roseanne , my ball ice cube mold for my drink , extreme shaft and his dead xbox sad trombone , meef j and the littlest warrior , holy headshot all the podcasts over the years and hosts and community , podcasting is bigger then ever , everything you want you can find in a podcast , the best audio entertainment imo and a middle finger to polar vortex