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Forum: Console Forum 01-Sep-2014, 23:14
Replies: 507
Views: 10,851
Posted By Dave Baumann
That's the job of any ISV relations group, but...

That's the job of any ISV relations group, but there are degrees of support that will be given for any particular title. I would wager that a deal such as this would account for NRE budget for ISV...
Forum: Console Forum 01-Sep-2014, 20:41
Replies: 507
Views: 10,851
Posted By Dave Baumann
Given MS have already stated they are providing...

Given MS have already stated they are providing engineering input I believe the result be a better title for the XBOX One. The additional funding may result in a better title - which everyone could...
Forum: General Discussion 31-Aug-2014, 19:35
Replies: 758
Views: 35,799
Posted By Dave Baumann
He was losing time relative to the low order of...

He was losing time relative to the low order of the top ten, so even if a safety car came out and bunched everything up he still wouldn't have been gaining on them. IIRC he's on his 4'th engine...
Forum: General Discussion 29-Aug-2014, 13:21
Replies: 758
Views: 35,799
Posted By Dave Baumann
Talks were held today and the conclusion is that...

Talks were held today and the conclusion is that they are still free to race.

http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/115620
Forum: Console Forum 27-Aug-2014, 15:52
Replies: 10,243
Views: 1,081,646
Posted By Dave Baumann
From a pure cost standpoint it has to cost more...

From a pure cost standpoint it has to cost more than the price between the XBOX skus - separate packaging, separate shipping, separate handling, stocking, etc. etc. all mean that this almost...
Forum: General Discussion 26-Aug-2014, 22:17
Replies: 758
Views: 35,799
Posted By Dave Baumann
To quote Brundle again - "The chance of...

To quote Brundle again - "The chance of puncturing the other guys tire about 30%, the chance of wrecking your front wing 100%". Its pretty clear the team view it as his brain fade as well, so he has...
Forum: Console Forum 26-Aug-2014, 22:00
Replies: 3,277
Views: 174,489
Posted By Dave Baumann
Welcome to the free market economy, welcome to...

Welcome to the free market economy, welcome to supply and demand, welcome to capitalism.
Forum: Console Forum 26-Aug-2014, 21:18
Replies: 3,277
Views: 174,489
Posted By Dave Baumann
Accounting will take things such as revaluation...

Accounting will take things such as revaluation (expectations for a product having a lower value over time) or potentially even inventory write downs into account. So a retailer may have already...
Forum: General Discussion 26-Aug-2014, 21:09
Replies: 758
Views: 35,799
Posted By Dave Baumann
At the point where the contact is made its not...

At the point where the contact is made its not even clear that there is a car there from the car in front, with the visibility with these things.

I think Martin Brundle's assessment is one of the...
Forum: General Discussion 26-Aug-2014, 15:49
Replies: 758
Views: 35,799
Posted By Dave Baumann
More likely because the interest and potential...

More likely because the interest and potential views for this incident are of a order of magnitude greater so they need to pull down quicker. FOM's interest is in protecting their paid broadcasters...
Forum: 3D Hardware, Software & Output Devices 25-Aug-2014, 18:29
Replies: 45
Views: 3,248
Posted By Dave Baumann
Because Tahiti and GK104 were released at a...

Because Tahiti and GK104 were released at a similar time there was obviously a direct comparison that generally has coloured the comparisons between GCN and Kepler - GK104 was a very focused gaming...
Forum: Console Forum 25-Aug-2014, 16:06
Replies: 11
Views: 1,047
Posted By Dave Baumann
PC BIOS / system doesn't have a single region...

PC BIOS / system doesn't have a single region identifier, console hardware/firmware does.
Forum: Console Forum 25-Aug-2014, 15:26
Replies: 38
Views: 1,349
Posted By Dave Baumann
It isn't, you can look from developer to...

It isn't, you can look from developer to developer / publisher to publisher and see differing primary targets, which is not unexpected.

There is an element of legacy with the choices that are...
Forum: General Discussion 25-Aug-2014, 00:43
Replies: 758
Views: 35,799
Posted By Dave Baumann
Where do you get your rulebook from? The only...

Where do you get your rulebook from? The only rule for the guy in front is changing lines too many times, other than that he can take his line.
Forum: Console Forum 24-Aug-2014, 19:50
Replies: 38
Views: 1,349
Posted By Dave Baumann
And the question is, and? I think you'll see...

And the question is, and? I think you'll see consoles embrace this more as they look to penetrate RoW further (ref the pack in title for XBOX One in China, for example).



And "Arcade" and indy...
Forum: Console Forum 24-Aug-2014, 16:53
Replies: 11
Views: 1,047
Posted By Dave Baumann
Content frequently has to be altered for some...

Content frequently has to be altered for some regions (i.e. no blood, etc.).
Forum: Console Forum 24-Aug-2014, 16:50
Replies: 3,277
Views: 174,489
Posted By Dave Baumann
No clue, because I don't know the relationship...

No clue, because I don't know the relationship between either of them or what the contracts with the respective platform holders state they will be doing. The point being is that these are other...
Forum: Console Forum 24-Aug-2014, 16:46
Replies: 38
Views: 1,349
Posted By Dave Baumann
PC game revenue is greater than consoles. Very...

PC game revenue is greater than consoles. Very unlikely.

There is so much info out there on the exposure that Steam sale bring to titles, sure there may be the odd dev that doesn't like it, but...
Forum: Console Forum 22-Aug-2014, 16:15
Replies: 3,277
Views: 174,489
Posted By Dave Baumann
Supposedly games are going to in the $15-$40...

Supposedly games are going to in the $15-$40 range (http://www.forbes.com/sites/ccuster/2014/08/03/what-microsoft-has-done-right-and-wrong-in-china-with-xbox-one/) rather than the traditional prices...
Forum: Console Forum 22-Aug-2014, 07:38
Replies: 5,323
Views: 309,291
Posted By Dave Baumann
Yeah, OK. You're looking at a basic service...

Yeah, OK.

You're looking at a basic service and comparing it against a pastime / hobby activity. The difference with an entertainment activity to a basic service is there is no value to the...
Forum: Console Forum 22-Aug-2014, 03:08
Replies: 3,277
Views: 174,489
Posted By Dave Baumann
There is likely an element of "Snowden effect"...

There is likely an element of "Snowden effect" for recent polls like these.
Forum: Console Forum 22-Aug-2014, 02:36
Replies: 3,277
Views: 174,489
Posted By Dave Baumann
I have some appreciation for the size of the...

I have some appreciation for the size of the gaming market in China by virtue of my day job and I can say that India doesn't factor in terms of size relative to the potential of China. There's sheer...
Forum: Console Forum 22-Aug-2014, 01:40
Replies: 3,277
Views: 174,489
Posted By Dave Baumann
The gaming market in China is frankly massive....

The gaming market in China is frankly massive. What is a complete unknown is how they will respond to a much more closed platform with significant DRM restrictions.
Forum: Console Forum 21-Aug-2014, 20:54
Replies: 5,323
Views: 309,291
Posted By Dave Baumann
MrFox, I think that's where the benefits of the...

MrFox, I think that's where the benefits of the platform holders "stores" come in - they are and will be there to offer the wide breadth of choice.

I think the concern over the pubs doing their...
Forum: Console Forum 21-Aug-2014, 19:42
Replies: 5,323
Views: 309,291
Posted By Dave Baumann
So, less choice is better for the consumer. ...

So, less choice is better for the consumer.

Huh.
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