1. The “PSN” codebase doesn’t directly affect how local save files work.
2. There is an issue where changing your Online ID can definitely cause issues but it’s usually game-specific and has nothing to do with PSN.
3. There is little evidence to support the claim that “a large swath of” game saves are affected. You can… Read more
Poe's Law in action.
Comical how after an entire article of a developer just kicking around some old stories and repeatedly qualifying that they did this voluntarily, not under the gun, and that at the end of it they are very proud of what they did, that you latch onto this one thing. Read more
Oh man you can’t possibly be for real.
Archiving all required data for titles isn’t trivial, and it was far more difficult when data storage costs were higher. There’s a pretty good reason archivist is an actual job. It was the same with the BBC, the tapes were taking up a lot of space and porting them forward to new media was either impossible (it didn’t… Read more
Your mileage will vary. Some content systems will require a build by engineers by virtue of scripting languages being included in the content. You can avoid the larger build steps with nightly build systems, but is likely an engineer will still have a much larger footprint (300-400 GB in my hypothetical) than the… Read more
It was absolutely an external contractor, it never was going to be an active developer at ND. Anyone thinking it was, was projecting.
No, entirely wrong. Activision Blizzard is made up primarily of Blizzard, Activision, and King. Blizzard is the largest operating division, followed by Activision and King. Blizzard has somewhere in the range of 4400 employees and does its own publishing. Activision likely has in the range 2500, and King is around… Read more
The meeting was about copyright protection and not censorship/ratings/gun-violence, so really anyone could have been there to get the job done. I presume Zynga was there because they’re based out of South-Bay/Silicon Valley and at the time they had a sizable enough market share and revenue to warrant a courtesy invite.
Everyone: Death Stranding shouldn’t be nominated for so many awards.