The Jimquisition: How Square Enix Kept Meddling With Deus Ex

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Sterling’s little birdies are tweeting secrets again, this time bringing the delectable stories behind Deus Ex: Mankind Divided‘s cash-grab elements.

How much warning did Eidos Montreal get about the microtransactions? Exactly why was Breach mode included? And what about the next Deus Ex game?

The Jimquisition has naughty secrets to share.

Terriosaurus Hex
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Terriosaurus Hex

I wouldn’t worry about not receiving a review copy of the next shallow angstathon installment, its all glittery surface with absolutely no depth.
Anyhow, though i fear to inflate anyone’s ego up too much, this might actually be the start of an actual game’s journalism i’m seeing here. Plough forth, dear Sterling!!…Headstrong into the tide of unblinking, deceiving greed and shine thy beacon of truth through the veils of corporate conditioned denial! In your wake, the others will see there is always another way, free from constraint. The people will learn. Slowly, and begrudgingly, but they will learn! 😉

Kyle Pierce
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Kyle Pierce

This reminds me of another of Jim’s videos where publishers don’t care about making good games that make “some” money because they all want to make crap games that make “all the money”.

Clash of Clans, Candy Crush, Call of Duty. The 3 C’s in the greed triangle that started “AAA” gaming’s slow downfall into this spiral of insanity.

Weasel Biggs
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Weasel Biggs
Then a game fails, and I’m sure you can hear a few execs’ minds splinter from a distance. “B-But we included freemium elements! We appealed to whales and tried to build cohorts! We monitored our players and monetized the experience! WHY ISN’T THIS WORKING?!” This isn’t working because video games are not a service, no matter how much people like Sony, Microsoft, or even Valve would wish they were. Video games are an interactive experience that typically strives to mean something to its players – to the people that enjoy them. The console and PC players are not whales. They… Read more »
Unnoticing Senpai
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Unnoticing Senpai

I still play SWAT 3 for that matter. That was a nightmare to get working, but it was worth it. Still some of the most impressive AI I’ve seen.

Weasel Biggs
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Weasel Biggs
This just makes me sad. Seriously. Mankind Divided is a great game. It didn’t need Breach and microtransactions, it probably didn’t need the piecemeal release just to get a trilogy out of a bigger scenario, it didn’t need the pre-order nonsense it was stuck with. Like Human Revolution, it oozes passion for its source material and for how fun dystopias can be from a narrative perspective. It’s a gleeful kid running wild with Alex Jones’ box of paranoid delusions – and I love it for it. It’s got a confident presentation, and ample reasons to boot up the game just… Read more »
Wolfie
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Wolfie
So, I believe I may have expressed it before, I have my own hopes of owning a development studio myself as an entrepreneur within the future. And as someone interested in that, and as someone with my own ideas for a viable business model, etc, etc… Don’t stop making these videos, don’t stop bringing such issues to light, and don’t stop sharing with the world intimate insider details like this. Not only because these are things that should be known, but I feel listening to people like you gives a great understanding of what to do and not do. Your… Read more »
Weasel Biggs
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Weasel Biggs

If your dreams ever come to fruition then by God, please stay indie. A publisher would play nice for your first release and all the subsequent ones until you’d hit the ground running with a massive breakthrough – and would then gouge you open trying to desperately repeat on that formula.

The games industry is a weird microcosm where artists and math wizards are ruled over by glorified car salesmen – and that needs to stop. I don’t know when or how, but it desperately needs to stop.

Artemiy
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Artemiy

What about Devolver Digital? They seem to be excitable about publishing anything of quality. ^_^

Weasel Biggs
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Weasel Biggs

They’re one of the few exceptions that confirm the rule, along with CD Projekt Red.

Anton
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Anton

Devolver is an interesting bunch.

Unnoticing Senpai
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Unnoticing Senpai

What.
The.
Fuuuuuuuuuuu-?!

Artemiy
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Artemiy

“I’m ALIVE? Why am I ALIVE?!”

gasmaskangel
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gasmaskangel

Its like everytime I think they’ve hit rock bottom they find a way to dig down even deeper.

Benj
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Benj

Rock bottom-ception.

nicethugbert
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nicethugbert

They pulled a fucking #FuKonami, didn’t they? Ha, they didn’t get me this time. FUCK THEM with a serrated shekel. They’re not getting a penny out of me. None of these scumbags are! I hate skinner boxes.

Samuel
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Samuel
So, I’ve been thinking, SPOILERS: – — — You know that decision you have to make between between doing Mission 11 and Mission 12? It stinks to me of a last minute change to increase replayability. To make it so you need to play the game again in order to get all the missions (and since those preorder/delux edition bonuses are only good for one playthrough, if you want that advantage again you better shell out for the cash shop). The decision at this point can affect the kind of ending you will get, depending on how fast/geared/skilled you are… Read more »
Anton
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Anton

Couldn’t you just reload a save and see how it plays out?

kevin
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kevin

I don’t see how the game is short when it’s longer than human revolution. Human revolution took me 28 hours to beat and that’s doing everything while mankind divided took me just shy of 40 hours to beat. I mean you could spend hours in Prague just exploring than when you add in the sidequests which are Def more in depth and longer than in human revolution while telling better stories you’re going to spend hours without touching a main mission. Like I’ve told my friends it’s human revolution on steroids just better in almost every way.

Samuel
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Samuel

Strange, I completed HR in 45 hours while MD took me 22, both completing everything.
I’ll chalk some of it up to being more familiar with the mechanics and augments from HR and being able to more easily select augments that help me complete things the way I want to easily.

XionEternum
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XionEternum
Okay… Jim… If you do read these, or at least this post (and apologies for chiming in twice); could you ask this developer what their and their team’s overall stance would be on pirating the game out of spite for SquareEnix fucking them over like this? I am not looking for a justification to pirate nor will I use it as an excuse to do so. I am curious on their and their team’s stance on this having been involved in game development as an intern back in the early XB360 days. (EDIT: For any that may think I am… Read more »
William Jones
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William Jones
I’m not Jims source – I have however worked for a studio with similarly shitty nonsense – Having to work on a building site of the Spinnaker Tower because the boss had just bought a new boat and couldn’t bear to not sit on it all day “at work” being just one example. My take on this is, we worked constantly in fear of out jobs, we were made to feel they were under threat every day, and this was used to pressure us into working late, taking too much work in too short a space of time, taking paycuts… Read more »
Samuel
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Samuel

That’s interesting, what was the code you found that wasn’t from you guys? Malware? Idunno, I never pirate so I’ve never seen or heard what happens with stuff like that.

William Jones
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William Jones
I have no idea, when you decompile code, it doesn’t look like the nice, easy to read stuff that you compiled, it’s obfuscated to the point that you would have to spend days picking apart where a single function leads to decipher it. What I do know though is that entire libraries were added, not common ones either and functions I was intimately familliar with, having spend over 3 years working with them had been expanded to quite a significant degree – not in a particularly smart way either, just instructions botched at the end. I’m assuming some form of… Read more »
XionEternum
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XionEternum

Kinda figured as much. Reason I don’t pirate. I don’t trust that someone who can remove DRM wouldn’t put some of their own spyware or botnet code in it.

Ziio
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Ziio
Jim, please don’t ever stop bitching about fee-to-pay schemes, they are garbage and we can’t allow the industry to think we have become acclimated to them, then have them move onto something worse, like the attempted pre-order crowdfunding that EA tried with Deus Ex. This does matter to many gamers, and is the main reason I won’t purchase Deus Ex Mankind Divided until it goes on sale, I can’t and won’t participate in this bad industry practice or fully support games that do. I will not say all micro-transactions are bad, some free to play games do a very good… Read more »
Chris
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Chris

Question. Does warframe have local co-op on console? Or do you play only on PC? …is it out on PC?

Ziio
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Ziio
Its available for Xbox One, PS4 and PC. I play on PC, so I don’t know about the console version, but I would assume they are available for free thru the in console storefront. All versions require always online connection for play, and , though co-op play is what its was designed for, it is possible to play alone as well. Give it a try, its fun and easy to find people that will help you level up and introduce you to the game system thru clans and in game chat, though the story could be a bit more fleshed… Read more »
Samuel
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Samuel

It’s online play, so IIRC I think you still need Xbox live if you are on Xbox, otherwise you can play online solo or with public matchmaking, or with friends online on the same system (not the same device, as in PC plays with PC, Xbox with Xbox, PS with PS.

Dallium
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Dallium

I just wanna make sure that you know that EA has nothing to do with Deus Ex, and that was a typo.

XionEternum
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XionEternum

“Everything you do in the game… is uploaded to SquareEnix’s servers for analysis…”
*Eyes widen in an angry glare*
WHAT?!
*Takes a deep breath*
Okay… point of reference for the unaware… Google the following phrase:
Confessions of a free to play developer
It’ll be the first toucharcade dot com link. Read that first then come back and read this post.
All done? Good…
FUCK YOU SQUAREENIX!!! FUCK YOU FUCK YOU FUCK YOU!!!

Maluco
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Maluco

The unfortunate thing is those kind of metrics CAN be used positively, to improve a game. But you know the only way the publisher would use them is analysis of what players do prior to a microtransaction.

XionEternum
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XionEternum

Aye, the reason it pisses me off that fucking much. SquareEnix WILL try to use the information to find out how to optimize their profitability, AND sell the information to marketing networks.

El Minotoro
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El Minotoro

No, they will license it out. More money in rentals

Kev' Bryant
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Kev' Bryant

But for $1.99 you can by a PRAXIS BLOCKER – it stops your information being uploaded for an hour. Bargain!

XionEternum
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XionEternum

Or for free you can just firewall the game. But most don’t know how, or that they should.

Bilateralrope
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Bilateralrope

I wonder how much money that tracking costs.

Unnoticing Senpai
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Unnoticing Senpai

Not much more than basic servers, I imagine.

XionEternum
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XionEternum

Pennies on the dollar compared to what the information is worth in most market networks.

Aotrs Commander
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Aotrs Commander

*reads article*

Well.

That’s totally not scary at all, is it?

Fortunately for me, I neither play free-to-play games at all (nor multiplayer for that matter!) but I also point-blank refure to have a Facebook.

XionEternum
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XionEternum

Aye, well done! It’s funny how social media is turning into the wildwest for marketing and privacy-snooping.

diamond
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diamond

The tracking is only used for that shitty Deus Ex App.

XionEternum
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XionEternum

No, it is detailed in the video that it is likely being used to TRACK player behavior during the moments that microtransactions are purchased in order to identify how better to sell them in the future. SquareEnix WOULD NOT invest in this if they weren’t trying to profit from it in the same way the mobile market does.

wombat_of_war
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wombat_of_war

While i like the series the amount of pure greedy crap going on, and even more added with this video means I’ll probably not pick up the next one no matter how good it is.

MKohanek
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MKohanek
I have been completely against all this micro transaction crap from day one as well, so it is nice to see some actual evidence that including it takes away from the actual game, just like myself and many others have always suspected. I really want to support Ubisoft Montreal, but not Square Enix. Is there some way to do that? My initial inclination is to buy a game like this used so publishers don’t get any money from me, but that also harms the studio, which isn’t what I want. But even more, I do not want to support these… Read more »
diamond
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diamond

Yeah getting it used is the best way to go, get it from Gamestop, Ebay, Amazon, Best Buy, Target, Walmart, etc

George
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George

EB if you’re in Canada

RIME
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RIME

Buy it used and send a donation to the dev studio, maybe? I don’t know how possible that is, honestly.

Moon1337
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Moon1337

Glad to hear you’re back issue is hopefully being resolved. Also thank god for Jim and his second episode. This is 2 weeks in a row isn’t it?

Vaughan MacDonald
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Vaughan MacDonald

So Square is secretly analysing the way gamers play Mankind Divided without their knowledge or with any intent to disclose that information? Isn’t that, kinda, sorta, maybe, illegal probably?

Martijn Fiering
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Martijn Fiering

Probably not. I’m not a lawyer or even all that familiar with international laws, but I’d say because the information can’t be used to identify you, as in it’s completely anonymous and just technical data, it’s probably “okay”. There are plenty of applications (and operating systems) that do this under the cover of “identifying bugs” and such, so they could easily pretend it’s all for the sake of improving their products.

I could be wrong, and I posted the question here too, hopefully Jim knows more because it’s almost difficult to believe.

MKohanek
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MKohanek

Not much different from websites tracking your every click and page hit (which they all do)

CaitSeith
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CaitSeith

Game companies have been doing it for years. It’s called telemetry (or metrics). Any big studio with an FPS game online can tell you the exact number of players killed online with any weapon at any given time; and then tell you how that weapon compares with the others in kill ratio.

XionEternum
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XionEternum

Google this:
Confessions of a free to play developer

It’s MUCH more than just telemetry.

diamond
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diamond

that’s just for mobile games though, it dosen’t really apply to console or PC games.

MechaSlinky
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MechaSlinky

Doesn’t it?

XionEternum
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XionEternum

If it doesn’t now with this game uploading player activity to be analysed around the purpose of selling more microtransactions – which is happening as discussed in this video – then it will be for consoles and PC very soon. THIS above all else needs crushed before it enters these markets.

XionEternum
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XionEternum

It’s worse than you think…
Google the following phrase:
Confessions of a free to play developer
It’ll be the first toucharcade dot com link.

Riosine
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Riosine
That article only apply to iphone closed environment, where almost every app is an mal/spyware and you can’t do nothing about it. In a real computer you can simply disable cookies in the browser and set a firewall and all espionage is gone. You can even monitor the connections and associated programs in the windows command prompt by simply typing: netstat -b And if you are really paranoid you can get games only from gog or apply a cracked .exe to your steam purchased games that are single player and then firewall them Now I been browsing for furry porn… Read more »
XionEternum
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XionEternum
No. The video clearly states that SquareEnix has injected telemetry tracking every action the player makes. This can be used for the obvious good things and figure out how to better optimize the game for players; or what SquareEnix likely wants and that’s knowing how to better sell the injected microtransactions. Failing that they will likely try to sell the information to marketing networks; possibly even inject ads into the game itself. Sky’s the limit here. The article applies to the entirety of the mobile market and if SquareEnix’s efforts are allowed to snowball WILL root itself into the mainstream… Read more »
Riosine
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Riosine
Yeah, I saw the video, but there is quite a difference between tracking how many bullet were fired and getting access to Facebook/socialweb profile via a tracking cookie .Json file: The first is an irrelevant information that only a company obsessed with inconsequential data could care about like MS. And the later can only be implemented in a closed system/iphone where the users has zero control of what the system is doing Now that being said, most of the PC games/software with Telemetry have an option to disable it, Thus what SE is doing is still scummy, However it can… Read more »
XionEternum
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XionEternum
You’re still missing the point: SquareEnix did NOT inject this tracking to better understand how to make games. Not when everything they’ve been doing is mirroring the Mobile Market trying to score the same daily profits they rake in. SE injected it to learn how to better sell their microtransactions to the players. Find out what sort of consistent context lead to those purchases. And even if they don’t find the information they are looking for they can still at least sell the information to marketing networks, and/or update the game to inject ads based on the player’s actions and… Read more »
Riosine
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Riosine
“Yes it can be dodged/disabled; also not the point. MOST players WILL NOT know how to, or that they even should. That is the point.” Huh? I thought the point was about SE scummy practises , not about understimating the PC gamers intelligence. Look I even gave you a solution to the conspiracy scenario you predicted If others gamers are oblivious to this solution now, then they will learn it or invent their own modding/hacking solution once they actually encounter such problem. in addition the average PC player age oscillates between the mids 30 and if they been gaming for… Read more »
XionEternum
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XionEternum

The culmination of the two points.

“I can do this thing everyone should do.” Is tantamount to elitism.
“This thing that exploits customers in ways they are unaware of shouldn’t be done.” Is preaching (one of many) good business practices.

I am advocating the latter, you seem to be advocating the former. At least you’ve certainly not said or added anything worthwhile to the latter, merely attempted to argue in favor of being an elitist “that knows…” all while defending the action as if it’s irrelevant.

Riosine
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Riosine
“I can do this thing everyone should do” implies Tantanamous elitism Huh? I gave you a solution to one of your problems and now im an elitist. It almost seems like you were expecting something that could only contribute to your eternal whining state, Oh wait that is just what you were waiting for right? Look you know what is being a true elitist in this argument? This; Demanding real Evidence that SE is actually collecting user data for then selling it, and not just asssuming it by extrapolating an ass article about a guy claiming to be a mobile… Read more »
XionEternum
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XionEternum
You did not give me a solution to the problem. The problem is the ROOT: SquareEnix injecting privacy-violating tracking systems. You gave me a way to avoid it that I already knew. This does not solve the problem. This excuses it with a means of avoidance not everyone is privy to. “Look you know what is being a true elitist in this argument? This; Demanding real Evidence that SE is actually collecting user data for then selling it, and not just asssuming it by extrapolating an ass article about a guy claiming to be a mobile dev who sell their… Read more »
Riosine
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Riosine

You honestly think this [Selling personal information] is done over the indexed web?

XionEternum
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XionEternum
What we’ve established: 1; SquareEnix IS using player activity tracking that Jim’s source does not know the purpose of nor does the source’s team have access to the telemetry. The source’s team are the core developers for the game. Makes it extremely unlikely this telemetry will be used for optimization of the player experience if the core development team does not have access to this telemetry. With SquareEnix’s past ventures into the privacy-violating exploitation tactics of the mobile market such as those detailed in my article; it leaves little room to argue against the possibility this is the intent behind… Read more »
Riosine
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Riosine
So this huge rant is how you declare you don’t have evidence other than the initial telemetry, and you hide behind speculation. “Now the fbi has busted tor networks ha ha” Do you mean other than by exploiting human error? Do you realize that a huge corp that tend to release games with bugs, is the least likely candidate to pull flawless operation. But yeah that goes against the main axiom of conspiracy theories, corp and goverments are perfect and never fail at doing scummy work. “I do not need to prove jack shit” And “(…) but did claim fact… Read more »
XionEternum
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XionEternum
“Do you realize that a huge corp that tend to release games with bugs, is the least likely candidate to pull flawless operation. ” Speculate much? Fuck off. “And yet you know this without examing the evidence itself, Dude you don’t even know if the dataming is viable for espionage. This is a contradiction” I never said anything about espionage. I said there is no other viable purpose that can be applied to the available evidence. Something that scientific process is built upon. Fuck off. “‘Now the fbi has busted tor networks ha ha'” I never said this. You are… Read more »
Riosine
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Riosine
That fine, I problably overreacted when you said you don’t have to prove jack shit this morning and though you were a fanatic out of it. My apologies for that Nor I really been counter argumenting other than saying the datamining’s database being unreachable from google search is simply fishy. Do I really look like I’m denying the whole thing? Look I actually google searched for “database sale” and I found a company that is bold enought to buy and sell any Database, all over the world, directly from google indexing web and throught an account system + a software… Read more »
Dallium
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Dallium

It’s not in the EULA? I bet dollars to donuts its in the EULA.

Please keep in mind this is probably the lest intrusive data mining you’re subjected to (and you’re subjected to a lot). What is SquEnix going to do with information about how people play Deus Ex, other than figure out how people played the game, and maybe realize that Breach was a horrible, horrible mistake?

Salador
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Salador

I think most games come with some sort of analytics. Hell, most of everything connected to the internet does these days. As long as their data collecting stays in game only, I don’t have a problem with it, and I’m very sceptical of big data.

It’s probably in the EULA. That is enough to cover their asses.

I know that EA games give you the option to opt out of data collection. Not sure about DXMD, as I haven’t played it.

kevin
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kevin

Dude do you know how many services you use everyday do the same thing.Seriously in this day and age privacy is a sick fucking joke

bdp
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bdp

guess i was right about breach.

HelixShade
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HelixShade

So while I’ve largely been quiet on this one as Jim has said everything I could have said on the topic, I will say thank fuck this Developer came out and basically said “Yep, we didn’t want this bullshit in our game.”

I will add to that that I called it, and no I haven’t been using their Microtransaction store (and have been playing (and finished) the game as intended).

XionEternum
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XionEternum

Hopefully SquareEnix’s analytics tracking shows MOST are doing the same and their expenses implementing the F2P BS were an overall loss.

Martijn Fiering
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Martijn Fiering

8:40 in the video. Does the game really send every single action you take in the game to Square? How does that work with offline mode?

XionEternum
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XionEternum

Log files.

MechaSlinky
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MechaSlinky

I thought the video stated specifically that it was only happening when you were online. I mean, it could also do it when you’re offline with log files, but I would assume they don’t give a shit about when you’re offline because you can’t buy their bullshit without being online.

XionEternum
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XionEternum

Google the following:
Confessions of a free to play developer
It’s the first toucharcade dot come link.

In a nutshell; it’s worse than presented in the video even if it is as presented in the video. Because if it’s not as bad as what’s in that article, this is certainly the prelude to getting that bad.

Sam Leheny
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Sam Leheny

I want Holly Green back. I want her and Laura on a podcast!

diamond
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diamond

I’d like to see Brianna Wu on the podcast, if only to piss off all the MRA shitheads that keep trolling Jim.

Sam
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Sam

MRA?

Kev' Bryant
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Kev' Bryant

Miss Raccoon of America

Each year they pick the woman that looks most like a raccoon. She gets a tiara, a sash and a small cash prize.

diamond
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diamond

Men’s Rights Activist, people who tend to hate feminism and think men are “marginalized” and in general are sexist assholes.

Joe Joeson
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Joe Joeson

I’d like Anita Sarkeesian. Havn’t heard Briana speak on games before but I’ve listened to Anita on other podcasts and she’s been great.

diamond
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diamond

I’d like her too, and also maybe Leigh Alexander or Zoe Quinn.

Jamesworkshop
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Jamesworkshop

Never been quite sure what a publisher ‘not caring about games’ is supposed to entail, If I didn’t care about a part of my business, I wouldn’t be micromanaging it constantly, I’d let it run itself and only concern myself with whether money was being made or not in the final analysis.

Chris
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Chris

In this case, a publisher not caring about a game is following:
They don’t care if its fun or entertaining
They don’t care if it satisfies the customer
They don’t care if it’s fully functional.
They don’t care about it as an art form at all (bad writing, bad music, bad cohesion are irrelevant)

They only care about making money. As Jim once put it in a video “You’re happiness and satisfaction is a side effect. A happy accident. good if possible, expendable if not.”

gasmaskangel
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gasmaskangel

Additionally if you don’t care about something you’re less likely to know what it is about it that actually makes money… which wouldn’t be a problem if not for the fact its hard to justify your salary if you’re basically sitting around doing nothing, so then we get people who neither understand or care about the thing they are running trying to make decisions about those things, so they naturally gravitate towards the decisions which they do understand, specifically the ones which make them money.

LatePocketwatch
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LatePocketwatch
More specific to the first reply ‘not caring about games’ usually implies that executive decision making is considering creative aspects secondary to revenue models, user retention, or drawing repeat customers. The audience of this website generally has the opinion those are AT MOST equally important to creative merits and more often less important. Art is tricky to make into a formula, anyone should know that going into the business. It is absolutely possible to make a Final Fantasy free-to-play online shooter supported by simple transactions of specific cosmetic items for pocket change. The problem is that these companies are so… Read more »
George
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George

Interesting episode. And again I must say, that this makes me wonder about the overall health of the games industry at least in the AAA space.

R.D.
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R.D.

The microtransactions make a sobering amount of sense if the budget was that ridiculously high. Enix probably noticed the pretty penny games like Halo 5 make from that sort of thing and realized that they probably need more profit than just individual sales pronto. I have no clue if it’ll work, since this is of course a pretty different game from the likes of Halo and Overwatch, but it does make me worry about the future of this franchise.

galactix100
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galactix100

Except in Halo and Overwatch the areas that have microtransactions are clearly designed around them where as here they’re just tacked on.

Unnoticing Senpai
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Unnoticing Senpai

To be honest, I find that the Halo/Overwatch microtransactions are worse because of that.

galactix100
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galactix100

Yeah, definitely. I have a lot of love for Halo because CE was one of the first games I played so watching what MS is doing to it is really fucking frustrating.

diamond
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diamond

It’s a damn good thing I couldn’t give less of a fuck about Halo’s multiplayer, otherwise it would be infuriating.

galactix100
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galactix100

It really fucking is. Especially seeing the number of people who have rallied to defend it.

aimei66
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aimei66

Watching today’s episode doesn’t make me want to thank god for jim (although i would thank him for the extra episode), I would rather thank all the folk that make my games. This video reminds me that the people making them have to deal with the same maronic decisions from above, that I think most of us have had to live through at some point.

Artemiy
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Artemiy

Aye.
I’d like to thank god for Runic, Vlambeer, Behold Studios and many others that deserve the attention.

Mike Wallace
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Mike Wallace

So now the defenders of microtransactions will be split into two distinct camps. Team “I Know You Are But What Am I” will insist that Jim made up the little birdie feeding him information from Montreal. Meanwhile, Team “Lolfagredpill” will pool it’s “resources” into exposing the informant because tarnishing their delusional credibility is grounds for a digital witch-hunt.

M.
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M.

Only if they think there’s a chance that the informant’s a woman. =P

Joe Joeson
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Joe Joeson

There’s at least an 80% chance, because the games industry is almost entirely women at this point. It’s a consequence of feminism getting its hooks into vidya.

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Chris

I had my eye on your twitter all morning at work. So happy I got to watch it so damn early!

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