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Batman: Arkham Underworld

06-15-2015, 01:49 PM
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Arkham Underworld

I didn't look like there was a forum thread on this yet (even though there was an article on the front page about it a while back) so I figured I would start one.

Here's the official site: www.arkhamunderworld.com

I was wondering if anyone here had gotten into the beta or heard any rumored release dates.

I'm surprised there hasn't been more news on this. I figured it would be released pretty close to the release of Arkham Knight (which is next week), but maybe not?
06-15-2015, 02:07 PM
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According to the game's official website, it sounds like Arkham Underworld will be a base-building and raiding multiplayer game in a similar vein of Clash of Clans.
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it sounds like Arkham Underworld will be a base-building and raiding multiplayer game in a similar vein of Clash of Clans.
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a base-building and raiding multiplayer game in a similar vein of Clash of Clans
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Clash of Clans

06-15-2015, 02:40 PM
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Originally Posted by Elsa View Post
Clash of clans is the best 'backyard monsters' clone ever. The monetization is awesome, and if you want you could spend no money at all. Plus it's fun building and defending bases.
06-15-2015, 03:04 PM
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Clash of clans is the best 'backyard monsters' clone ever. The monetization is awesome, and if you want you could spend no money at all. Plus it's fun building and defending bases.
No, no. It's both freemium and popular, therefore we aren't allowed to like it, or anything even remotely similar to it.

Oh, and if a game like that contains popular characters or themes that we ARE allowed to like, then we have to hate it even more because it ruins our childhoods or something along those lines.
06-15-2015, 03:25 PM
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When will players realize that it is NOT fun to play copies of other shitty free2play games?Can't they be satisfied with CoC?Just look at this - Activision releases CoD CoC ripoff,now this...I sincerely hope that someday these greedy kids will find out about appnana or featurepoints or something like that.

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06-15-2015, 03:38 PM
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When will players realize that it is NOT fun to play copies of other shitty free2play games?Can't they be satisfied with CoC?Just look at this - Activision releases CoD CoC ripoff,now this...I sincerely hope that someday these greedy kids will find about appnana or featurepoints or something like that.
This. It's not that I hate CoC (well, maybe I do), but we are getting so many piggy back ride games lately that it's becoming quite absurd, even from big companies.

Step 1: Have a well known IP
Step 2: Decide which popular game you're gonna re-skin (even if it's your own)
Step 3: ???
Step 4: Profit

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06-15-2015, 04:22 PM
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This. It's not that I hate CoC (well, maybe I do), but we are getting so many piggy back ride games lately that it's becoming quite absurd, even from big companies.

Step 1: Have a well known IP
Step 2: Decide which popular game you're gonna re-skin (even if it's your own)
Step 3: ???
Step 4: Profit

Here's some steps you can take in response.

Step 1: Learn about the new game that is a re-skin of a popular game and decide you don't like it.
Step 2: Ignore it and move on, and don't begrudge those who enjoy it.
Step 3: ???
Step 4: Everyone profits.

I really don't get the point of people griping about games they don't play. I don't like first person shooters, and I have my own negative opinions about the genre in general, but I would never consider even reading a thread on a first person shooter, let alone posting something in it.

I understand the negative opinions around Clash of Clans and similar games. I even have a lot of those opinions, myself. I just don't understand the compulsion to bring those negative opinions up every time something even slightly related is being discussed.

Life is too short to waste time discussing the shortcomings of a game in a thread you'll never even play.
06-15-2015, 04:27 PM
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Originally Posted by Wizard_Mike View Post
Here's some steps you can take in response.

Step 1: Learn about the new game that is a re-skin of a popular game and decide you don't like it.
Step 2: Ignore it and move on, and don't begrudge those who enjoy it.
Step 3: ???
Step 4: Everyone profits.

I really don't get the point of people griping about games they don't play. I don't like first person shooters, and I have my own negative opinions about the genre in general, but I would never consider even reading a thread on a first person shooter, let alone posting something in it.

I understand the negative opinions around Clash of Clans and similar games. I even have a lot of those opinions, myself. I just don't understand the compulsion to bring those negative opinions up every time something even slightly related is being discussed.

Life is too short to waste time discussing the shortcomings of a game in a thread you'll never even play.
These who enjoy such games too much (whales and "FREE PLUZZZZ"kids) make developers create more and more crappy energy,timer games and make less premium games on ios just for the sake of cash.

Of course we will begrudge them,how can we just ignore these when they are LITERALLY everywhere?
06-15-2015, 04:58 PM
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Originally Posted by Kenan2000 View Post
These who enjoy such games too much (whales and "FREE PLUZZZZ"kids) make developers create more and more crappy energy,timer games and make less premium games on ios just for the sake of cash.

Of course we will begrudge them,how can we just ignore these when they are LITERALLY everywhere?
Right on the spot again.

@Wizard_Mike Funny how you don't see replying to me as a waste of time as well.
06-15-2015, 05:07 PM
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Originally Posted by Kenan2000 View Post
These who enjoy such games too much (whales and "FREE PLUZZZZ"kids) make developers create more and more crappy energy,timer games and make less premium games on ios just for the sake of cash.

Of course we will begrudge them,how can we just ignore these when they are LITERALLY everywhere?
So are Starbucks, McDonalds, Wal-Marts, cheesy pop bands, reality tv shows, etc. That's the nature of business. It's supply and demand. If you don't like what's in supply, don't sit around gripping about it. Create a new demand for something different.

All that you show to the makers of the games you complain about is that you aren't part of the demographic that the game is being marketed to. What you need to show is that there is another demographic that is worth marketing to. Just saying you hate freemium game models and the whales that support them doesn't produce the demand for something different or give the devs anything to work with.

The game industry is a business. Business is driven by money. Right now, the money is largely in freemium games. Would you go to your job for less pay, just because someone wanted you to? Nope. So you have to somehow show that there can be just as much money in premium games. Complaining about freemium games only tells the devs how you are NOT going to give them money. They need to know how you WOULD give them money, and that it would be worth the effort. Just saying that you only want to drop a dollar or two power game isn't going to be very compelling. A few voices in the crowd saying they would spend $30-$40 per game isn't going to be very compelling, either.

Don't waste time stewing over the problem. Focus on the solution.