SOE Closing Down 4 Games [Vanguard, Free Realms, Wizardry, Clone Wars]

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    Are you kidding me right now, Sony?

    I absolutely loved Free Realms. What a bummer...

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    Hmm. I was planning on writing an article for Wizardry online's 1st anniversary. DizzyPW was even surprised it lasted so long and now we see that it is closing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave!Yognaught View Post
    I know a game that was made for children which lasted longer than it should have ._.
    and all other games are not for children ? well thats a nice statement indeed ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by poeticas View Post
    and all other games are not for children ? well thats a nice statement indeed ...
    Actually they're not, in fact the vast majority of games are NOT for children. It's a horrible parent that allows their child to play M rated games with no prior information about what's in the game, regardless of the fact that games have no link what so ever to any kind of violence. Your moronic statement is like saying The Sopranos is for children because Barney exists.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave!Yognaught View Post
    Actually they're not, in fact the vast majority of games are NOT for children. It's a horrible parent that allows their child to play M rated games with no prior information about what's in the game, regardless of the fact that games have no link what so ever to any kind of violence. Your moronic statement is like saying The Sopranos is for children because Barney exists.
    M Rating doesn't mean adults. The actual age is a recommended 17 but the general notion is that it's for mature gamers. Maturity isn't defined by age. Games are meant for children. Does that notion offend you somehow? Just because you're an adult who enjoys video games doesn't make you less of an adult.

    http://www.esrb.org/ratings/ratings_guide.jsp
    There's an actual Adults Only rating that is very rarely used.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Airsyk View Post
    M Rating doesn't mean adults. The actual age is a recommended 17 but the general notion is that it's for mature gamers. Maturity isn't defined by age. Games are meant for children. Does that notion offend you somehow? Just because you're an adult who enjoys video games doesn't make you less of an adult.

    http://www.esrb.org/ratings/ratings_guide.jsp
    There's an actual Adults Only rating that is very rarely used.
    That's besides the point, their's also an Adult rating for movies and shows, which is also rarely used, generally for pornographic pieces. Does that notion offend you somehow? Some games are made for children, that's true, just as some shows are made for children, yet here's Poeticas making the sweeping generalization that games are for children.

    The, "its for mature gamers" is a more recent paradigm shift in the social dynamic. I don't see how you could get the " does that offend you somehow" from my post, save that it seems your projecting your own perspective to attempt to make a point, which you've failed miserably at.

    My point, which anyone with eyes could easily see, is that not ALL games are for children, you're not going to give any of the God of War games to a six year old, regardless of their "Maturity". It's an incredible simple thing to comprehend, though i admit that i have the terrible tendency to over-estimate people. The comparison between the Sopranos and Barney should have made it as easily as a paint-by-colors book, yet it seems such a blatant and obvious comparison has gone over your head.

    Let me make it easier, which is actually quiet difficult as it was already an easy point to understand.

    You're not going to give a child who hasn't hit puberty Spec Ops: The Line, or you won't at least if you're a good parent (thus the comment about ESRB ratings and actually reading before giving people games), you'll most likely give them the new Rayman, Pokemon etc.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave!Yognaught View Post
    That's besides the point, their's also an Adult rating for movies and shows, which is also rarely used, generally for pornographic pieces. Does that notion offend you somehow? Some games are made for children, that's true, just as some shows are made for children, yet here's Poeticas making the sweeping generalization that games are for children.

    The, "its for mature gamers" is a more recent paradigm shift in the social dynamic. I don't see how you could get the " does that offend you somehow" from my post, save that it seems your projecting your own perspective to attempt to make a point, which you've failed miserably at.

    My point, which anyone with eyes could easily see, is that not ALL games are for children, you're not going to give any of the God of War games to a six year old, regardless of their "Maturity". It's an incredible simple thing to comprehend, though i admit that i have the terrible tendency to over-estimate people. The comparison between the Sopranos and Barney should have made it as easily as a paint-by-colors book, yet it seems such a blatant and obvious comparison has gone over your head.
    To begin with ... games were designed for Children from the get go ... but its just that after years of development games became more violent and thus giving them age rating ... in which case is ignored (in most countries) here in germany you won't get Pegi 18 game without showing your ID ...

    still it doesnt chant that most games out there are for kids to enjoy but i do not see why adult can't enjoy games for children ... its byassed thinking ...

    and yes some games were created and targeted for older audience like you took God of war games but do tell me are there more games for children or are there more for mature audience ? ... i think they always try to make games in a safe age zone for more sales...

    and to be fair i would never give any games to my children to play ... because i do not want my children to get addicted to gaming like i got.
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    They're pushing people towards EQ Next and their "SWG inspired" MMO.

    Currently playing: Eldevin Online as a Deadly Assassin

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    Quote Originally Posted by Airsyk View Post
    Star Wars: Clone Wars Adventures and Free Realms will close on March 31st. Vanguard and Wizardry Online will bow out on July 31st.

    I didn't play any of these games but 4 at once seems like overkill.
    This is 2014 so yeah, things needs to be set free.

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    Quote Originally Posted by poeticas View Post
    To begin with ... games were designed for Children from the get go ... but its just that after years of development games became more violent and thus giving them age rating ... in which case is ignored (in most countries) here in germany you won't get Pegi 18 game without showing your ID ...

    still it doesnt chant that most games out there are for kids to enjoy but i do not see why adult can't enjoy games for children ... its byassed thinking ...

    and yes some games were created and targeted for older audience like you took God of war games but do tell me are there more games for children or are there more for mature audience ? ... i think they always try to make games in a safe age zone for more sales...

    and to be fair i would never give any games to my children to play ... because i do not want my children to get addicted to gaming like i got.
    In regards to not giving your kids games... fair enough, getting them to play Board games with yourself and the wife/girlfriend is always a good time though Love getting together with my folks and playing some Settlers of Kataan or Ticket to Ride, but i digress

    Here's the information for what demographics play videogames, the average age of a gamer is 30.: http://www.theesa.com/facts/gameplayer.asp
    That's from the ESA

    Here's a word from the ESRB, the average age is 34: http://www.esrb.org/about/video-game...statistics.jsp


    Here's statistics in regards to something which actually IS for children, which is to say it is marketed towards them and has children at the intended audience. Cartoon Networks statistics (which is to say bettwen 8AM till 9PM): http://www.retail-merchandiser.com/i...rk-enterprises

    Their's a difference. If you look at the industry you'll see that the development companies aim their products squarely at people near the median age demographic of folks who play, which is between the mid 20s till early fouries, not children. If you want a physical representation of this, look at the newest consoles release titles, only two games could be considered directed at a younger demographic, Knack and Spark. Is their cross over for older audiences? Of course! Their's very little room for a smart-bomb when it comes to the market and a bit bleed over to unintended demographics is always welcome.

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