Black Mesa costs $20?



  • WTF Valve


  • sockdevs

    Valve didn't set the price though; the guys making Black Mesa did



  • Valve better be getting a BIG ASS CUT considering the entire game is just a LAZY FUCKING REMAKE OF A GAME THAT HAS ALREADY BEEN MADE!

    This shit makes me mad.

    MAKE NEW SHIT PEOPLE! WE ALREADY HAVE OLD SHIT!


  • sockdevs

    Tried to find out how much of a cut they take via Greenlight; turns out they don't publicise that info…


  • Discourse touched me in a no-no place

    @RaceProUK said:

    Tried to find out how much of a cut they take via Greenlight; turns out they don't publicise that info…

    During the Skyrim mod sales fiasco, I read somewhere that Valve more or less takes 30% of everything.


  • sockdevs

    having done absolutely zero research into it, and basing it of several other numebrs i've heard bandied about with regard to the new mod market place i'm going to guess at least 20% and maybe as much as 30%


  • sockdevs

    Sounds about right; IIRC, MS takes a 30% cut from XBLIG, and I've seen similar figures for other self-publishing platforms



  • They do but they should take like 80% of this. Because it's all their work.



  • I don't have a problem per se with them charging for a remake of HL1 if Valve is okay with that, but didn't they say it was going to be free? it's kind of messed up to go back on that.


  • ♿

    No, it doesn't cost $20. It costs the year the game takes place in cents.

    If Half-Life 1 took place in 20X6, it would cost $20.X6.


  • ♿

    They said it was going to have both a free and a paid version.



  • @blakeyrat said:

    MAKE NEW SHIT PEOPLE! WE ALREADY HAVE OLD SHIT!

    As someone who's never had a PS2 and is now playing Ico and Shadow of the Colossus on PS3:



  • @blakeyrat said:

    They do but they should take like 80% of this. Because it's all their work.

    I've heard that Valve is taking a 75% cut, but I'm not sure how accurate that is... it was posted on one of their forums.

    @Indivisual said:

    I don't have a problem per se with them charging for a remake of HL1 if Valve is okay with that, but didn't they say it was going to be free? it's kind of messed up to go back on that.

    The free version is still on their site, but like the Early Access version, it's missing the Xen chapters.



  • I'd say that's fair. The poor company that does remasters whose name I can't remember but they recently released Homeworld takes very little. And rightly, because relative to the people who created the product originally they did very little work.

    That said, it would be a class act if there were a discount to people who owned HL2 from day one.



  • @Zecc said:

    Ico and Shadow of the Colossus

    I've been meaning to get to those. And the NES-era Final Fantasies.



  • Except Half-Life: Source was only half-baked in terms of textures. Plus Xen is completely different from what I hear (does Xen ship with the greenlighted version?)


  • sockdevs

    @JazzyJosh said:

    does Xen ship with the greenlighted version?

    Not yet



  • Gearbox



  • @Bort said:

    I've been meaning to get to those. And the NES-era Final Fantasies.

    Do so, they're great.

    Speaking of which, I saw somewhere on the net just recently a review of the various versions of Final Fantasy I. I think the video recommended the PSP version (Anniversary Edition), but I can't find the video in question to confirm that. Incidentally, Anniversary Edition also has FF2.



  • I had two companies confused.

    The company I was thinking of was Night Dive Studios, but they haven't been doing remasters, just porting old games to new platforms and getting them on digital distribution systems when the original publisher is too lazy.

    Read that article about how they want to re-publish No One Lives Forever, but can't because Fox Interactive (the likely rights own) is too fucking lazy to check if they actually are the rights owner. It's a doozy.

    For Homeworld Remastered, the remaster/port was done by Gearbox. For some reason, I thought Night Dive had done that game also, but I was wrong.


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