Poll: AAA titles vs Indies

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Do you play more AAA titles or Indie titles?

Only play AAA games
0
No votes
Mostly play AAA games
15
38%
50/50 split between AAA and Indie games
9
23%
Mostly play Indie games
10
26%
Only play Indie games
0
No votes
Cheese: mass-produced or artisan?
5
13%
 
Total votes : 39

Poll: AAA titles vs Indies

Postposted on Sun Dec 22, 2013 3:37 pm

So, what does everyone's gaming breakdown look like? Vote and chime in!
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Re: Poll: AAA titles vs Indies

Postposted on Sun Dec 22, 2013 3:40 pm

Artisan cheese. Stinkier means better.
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Re: Poll: AAA titles vs Indies

Postposted on Sun Dec 22, 2013 3:46 pm

I'll start things off; I think I'm mostly playing indie titles these days. This past year, my gaming habits have been:

PC AAA:
Tomb Raider
Sleeping Dogs
Dishonored

PC Indie:
Fez
Hotline Miami
Bastion
Deadlight
Project Zomboid
Closure
Limbo
Gunpoint
Contrast
Mark of the Ninja
Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery
The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing
Sanctum 2
Ultima Ratio Regum

PSVita AAA:
Dragon's Crown
Wipeout 2048
Persona 4 Golden
Tearaway

PsVita Indie:
Spelunky
Rymdkapsel
Cytus Lambda
Hotline Miami
Guacamelee
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Re: Poll: AAA titles vs Indies

Postposted on Sun Dec 22, 2013 4:08 pm

indie games/mods tend to be more creative and fun so I end up playing mostly them. Once in a while a AAA title catches my attention, but usually it's just more call of duty or DRM infested broken sim city.

The last AAA title I played was deadspace...3?.....was just more of the exact same as 1/2 but it had coop so I still enjoyed it. And I got it for only a few dollars.

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Re: Poll: AAA titles vs Indies

Postposted on Sun Dec 22, 2013 5:12 pm

I noticed that I mostly play old games. AAA stuff, but are they still AAA if I play them with a time delay of 5 years or more?

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Re: Poll: AAA titles vs Indies

Postposted on Sun Dec 22, 2013 5:37 pm

Prefer AAA or close to it stuff. Hasn't been much of interest lately though. Building my new system for Mantle and we'll see what else.
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Re: Poll: AAA titles vs Indies

Postposted on Sun Dec 22, 2013 5:50 pm

In time... AAA games, no questions about it, but I keep to just a few of them like 3 or 4 at the most.
In amount of games, Indie, easily since I usually play a whole lot of short time different artsy games like Limbo, antichamber, Swappe, etc.
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Re: Poll: AAA titles vs Indies

Postposted on Sun Dec 22, 2013 5:55 pm

jihadjoe wrote:I noticed that I mostly play old games. AAA stuff, but are they still AAA if I play them with a time delay of 5 years or more?


I think it might depend on how they were developed/published. For instance, id games that came on shareware floppies would probably count as 'indie', but once they got big enough to publish, would be the archetypal 'AAA' game.

LoL/DOTA 2 would probably count as 'indie' in my book, as would 'Counterstrike' - those were games whose geneses were in the mod community. But there are certainly grey areas - L4D started out (internally) as a mod of Half Life/Counterstike, but does that mean it's 'indie'?

Anyway, not meaning to start a debate on the 'nature' of indie, it seems to me that there is a grey area as well as some starkly black and white areas.
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Re: Poll: AAA titles vs Indies

Postposted on Sun Dec 22, 2013 6:19 pm

Captain Ned wrote:Artisan cheese. Stinkier means better.


Does that mean maggot cheese is on the table?
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Re: Poll: AAA titles vs Indies

Postposted on Wed Jan 15, 2014 1:02 pm

In terms of hours played, AAA. Pretty much all of my gaming time is on BF4 these days.

I would say that I spend more time on AAA since I generally dedicate most of my gaming time to 1 multiplayer game for prolonged periods of time, but in terms of games played, more indies have been played.
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Re: Poll: AAA titles vs Indies

Postposted on Wed Jan 15, 2014 1:16 pm

I don't know for sure what the breakdown is in my case but as a rough estimate:

10% new, AAA titles
70% old, AAA or AA titles (by old, I mean ~2006 and older)
20% indie titles

So, strictly speaking, it's 80% AAA or AA, 20% indie.

I also occasionally play really old DOS games, but it's mostly for nostalgia and I just 'revisit' the games without actually playing all the way through.
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Re: Poll: AAA titles vs Indies

Postposted on Wed Jan 15, 2014 6:27 pm

In theory I prefer AAAs but DRM usually keeps me away so I mostly play old stuff and well budgeted but not megahyped games from second-tier publishers like Deep Silver. I like the idea of indie games but I don't care for platformers, roguelikes or tower defense which rules out 90% of the rather strongly genre-defined indie game industry.
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Re: Poll: AAA titles vs Indies

Postposted on Thu Jan 16, 2014 8:41 am

Close to 50/50 for me. I spend about half my time playing a small number of AAA titles, and the other half playing a larger number of Indie titles.
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Re: Poll: AAA titles vs Indies

Postposted on Thu Jan 16, 2014 8:59 am

Is CS a triple A game?
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Re: Poll: AAA titles vs Indies

Postposted on Thu Jan 16, 2014 9:23 am

Mostly indie games now. Civ5 is the only regular AAA game I play right now, the rest is mostly indies with the occasional AAA that I find on major steam discounts for the GOTY editions, or through some charity thing like humble bundle etc.

I hate hunting for addons so I just wait for the complete (GOTY) set to be on steam sale. Also dislike heavy DRM so stuff like Sim City etc are a no go for my wallet.

Indie games filled my time after the paid addons BS became a common practice, they're cheap and usually complete right when I get them, and the gameplay can sometimes be interesting and creative in ways that AAA games often avoid due to risk involved when making a one size fit all product.
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Re: Poll: AAA titles vs Indies

Postposted on Thu Jan 16, 2014 9:41 am

I played one game last year. Borderlands 2. That was it.
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Re: Poll: AAA titles vs Indies

Postposted on Thu Jan 16, 2014 11:18 am

My time is pretty evenly split. Thanks to Steam sales and PlayStation Plus I don't have to spend more than a couple bucks and I can play tons of AAA games and some indies, and my phone/tablet gaming is mostly indie stuff.
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