A year ago Personally I think paradoxes strategy is spot on.I’ve bought every dlc for ck2 euiv and stellaris, several for hoi, all for surviving Mars and cities skylines. Over time. And the content released in these expansions (not the cosmetic or sounds which I don’t buy) has typically been fantastic.I’ve spent over 600 hours in ckii, 500 on euiv, 600 on stellaris etc. So that’s plenty to justify the prices. I didn’t buy all dlc immediately either, so when I was “left behind” with the free content that suited me for many many hours alone for the most part.Ckii is a great example too. Look at EA, Bethesda or any other major publisher and after a year they’d be looking at the sequel to the sequel a year after launch. Ckii was released in 2012 and has been developed ever since, that means bug fixes, content patches, balances, feature improvements etc. So you don’t have to waste your money to play the newest version.Plus, if you dont care for a particular expansion (ie for me I didn’t really care for the rajas of India expansion) so don’t buy it, have fun with the free content, and if there’s a good sale on or you change your mind pick up the expansion later. You can still enjoy free quality continuous updates, or play wjtb your mates. If it was a sequel, you wouldn’t be able to do any of that.All I can say to summarise is paradox has hit the nail on the head with its strategy. Huge respect to all of them, both publisher and Dev side. Paradox’s Fredrik Wester defends company’s DLC policyFormer CEO says business model isn’t flawless but funds ongoing development and allows for experimentationJames BatchelorEditor-in-ChiefFriday 5th July 2019Share this article Recommend Tweet ShareFredrik Wester has spoken out to defend Paradox Interactive’s approach to premium DLC for its strategy titles, insisting it’s a “fair and balanced way to release content.”The publisher has been criticised by some players for the sheer amount of additional content release for its games. Crusader Kings 2, for example, has seen over $300 worth of DLC released since it launched in 2012.Some Paradox fans see this as too high a cost of entry, particularly in an era when so many games offer free post-release content to keep players engaged.In a Twitter thread, Wester — former CEO and now executive chairman of the Paradox board — said the DLC model is “based on the idea that you pay for new content after the full game release” and “helps to finance the further development of the game, which is of gain for all players.”He adds that Paradox does indeed do free updates and upgrades every time it releases new DLC so those who choose not to buy get additional content to play with. This “would not be possible to fund” without other players buying said DLC.Wester also notes that multiplayer matches are run in a way that connects players without DLC to those who do have it, so they can access all content in multiplayer without having to pay for it. This, he says, “has been a way for us to avoid splitting up the player base.””I know this is not a flawless model and that a lot of new players get intimidated by seeing a game with hundreds of [dollars] in DLC,” he wrote. “However, we also run deep discounts on all our games and DLCs regularly.”Like with all business; if you don’t think it’s worth it, don’t buy it.”He wrapped up by adding that the DLC model “allows us to experiment more” and make more interesting content over time, and that he personally favours cosmetic DLC since they have no gameplay effect but still help to fund development.”Is this a perfect model for releasing content? No,” he concluded. “Are we constantly working to make it better? Yes. Are we listening to feedback from players? Yes.”Are we listening to people who ‘BLURG BLARGH GREEDY BASTARDS DLC BAD OOGA BOOGA’? No.”GamesIndustry.biz addressed this issue with Paradox’s new CEO Ebba Ljungerud last year, where she echoed many of Wester’s points. She also pointed to the amount of hours and value available in a title like Crusader Kings 2, thanks in no small part due to the extra content.Related JobsSenior Game Designer – UE4 – AAA United Kingdom Amiqus GamesProgrammer – REMOTE – work with industry veterans! North West Amiqus GamesJunior Video Editor – GLOBAL publisher United Kingdom Amiqus GamesDiscover more jobs in games “We have to deal with the issue of people being conditioned by how other games in the industry work. And the conditioning is, if you don’t get all of the content then you’re missing out on something, which is not true in our games,” she said. “We need to get better at bundling and presenting stuff on our product pages, so that when you come in you’re not inundated with a torrent of DLC and you feel like you’re getting gouged.”Last week, Wester appeared on a GameLab panel hosted by GamesIndustry.biz, where he said the 70/30 revenue split operated by digital stores such as Steam is “outrageous.”Celebrating employer excellence in the video games industry8th July 2021Submit your company Sign up for The Publishing & Retail newsletter and get the best of GamesIndustry.biz in your inbox. Enter your email addressMore storiesEA leans on Apex Legends and live services in fourth quarterQ4 and full year revenues close to flat and profits take a tumble, but publisher’s bookings still up double-digitsBy Brendan Sinclair 2 hours agoUbisoft posts record sales yet again, delays Skull & Bones yet againPublisher moves away from target of 3-4 premium AAA titles a year, wants to build free-to-play “to be trending toward AAA ambitions over the long term”By Brendan Sinclair 6 hours agoLatest comments (1)Joshua Hughes Programming 0Sign inorRegisterto rate and replySign in to contributeEmail addressPasswordSign in Need an account? Register now.
Email* The Colorado Horse Park (CHP) is pleased to offer an Eventing Derby on Friday, September 15, 2017, at The Colorado Horse Park in Parker, CO.The inaugural CHP Eventing Derby will present a combination of show jumps and cross-country fences set on varied terrain and feature 10-16 jumping efforts for each level. The CHP September Horse Trials will run the following two days from September 16-17, featuring Intro, Beginner Novice, Novice, Training, and Preliminary level competition. Horse and rider pairs will be judged at optimum time.The entry price for each horse and rider will be $75 with a $25 add-back for each entry. The split for the prize money as well ribbon pinning will continue through 6th place, and prize money for each level will total a value of $500.CHP Eventing Derby Levels– Intro: Max height 2’0, Speed 300 m/m, approximately 10 obstacles– Beginner Novice: Max height 2’7, Speed 325 m/m, approximately 11 obstacles– Novice: Max height 2’11, Speed 350 m/m, approximately 12 obstacles– Training: Max height 3’3, Speed 375 m/m, approximately 13 obstaclesWater obstacles during the Eventing Derby will be optional at the Intro level and will be mandatory for the Beginner Novice, Novice, and Training levels.At the end of the day, there will be a “Horseless Horse Show” Division will be offered at the Intro level height. Bring your own toy stick horse or take a run through the course on foot! Prize money for this division will be $250. Entry fees will be $25 with an add back of $10 for each entry. Ribbons will be pinned through 6th place.The inaugural Eventing Derby will provide an excellent opportunity for riders to school their horses prior to the start of the CHP September Horse Trials, which will begin on Saturday, September 16. Separate entries must be filled out for each horse competing.For more information on entries and the Eventing Derby and the CHP September Horse Trials, visit www.coloradohorsepark.com or email Vivien Van Buren at [email protected] Tags: Colorado Horse Park, CHP, CHP Eventing Derby, Horse Sport Enews More from Horse Sport:Christilot Boylen Retires From Team SportAfter an exemplary career as one of Canada’s top Dressage riders, seven-time Olympian Christilot Boylen has announced her retirement from team competition.2020 Royal Agricultural Winter Fair CancelledFor only the second time in its history, The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair has been cancelled but plans are being made for some virtual competitions.Royal Agricultural Winter Fair Statement on 2020 EventAs the Province of Ontario starts to reopen, The Royal’s Board and staff will adhere to all recommendations put forward by government and health officials.Government Financial Assistance for Ontario FarmersOntario Equestrian has recently released this update of several financial assistance packages available, including those for farm business. Subscribe to the Horse Sport newsletter and get an exclusive bonus digital edition! SIGN UP We’ll send you our regular newsletter and include you in our monthly giveaways. PLUS, you’ll receive our exclusive Rider Fitness digital edition with 15 exercises for more effective riding.
Every day, The Real Deal rounds up New York’s biggest real estate news, from breaking news and scoops to announcements and deals. We update this page at 9 a.m., 12:30 p.m., and 4 p.m. ET. Please send any tips or deals to [email protected] page was last updated at 4 p.m. Video produced by Sabrina HeDonald Zucker flew into a rage when a parking garage operator refused to give up their lease, according to a new lawsuit. The suit, filed Thursday, claims that Zucker sent eviction notices to all of the parking garage operator’s locations in his portfolio. Select Parking got a five year lease for the garages in April, but Zucker wanted the buildings vacated for a sale he was negotiating, the lawsuit claims. [Crain’s] Million Dollar Listing New York star agent Ryan Serhant was hit with a dual agency suit. The buyer of a Tribeca condominium claims that Serhant allegedly“falsely inflated” the unit’s price. A lawsuit seeks $1 million in damages and names Nest Seekers international as well as Wells Fargo’s Elad Rahamim, the buyer’s financial advisor. [TRD] A developer’s $1.2 billion bet on a casino went bust. Resorts World Catskills has been in the red every quarter since their opening 18 months ago, and their most recent U.S. Securities and Exchange filing showed a $36 million loss in the second quarter. Kien Huat Realty, which owns most of the casino, said it would team up with Genting Malaysia to buy out stockholders at $9.74 per share — $1.54 more than its current trading price. [NYT] The “King of FiDi” is picking up another building for an office-to-resi conversion. Nathan Berman’s Metro Loft Management is in contract to buy AIG’s 31-story headquarters at 175 Water Street for $270 million.The developer plans to convert half of the space into residential when AIG’s lease expires in 2021. [TRD] It looks like the Trump Tower’s address won’t be renamed to Barack H. Obama Avenue, after all. An online petition with 290,000 people wasn’t enough to convince City Council speaker Corey Johnson, who said he was “not confident this is the best way.”[NYT] The architect behind the Oculus is having legal troubles. Santiago Calatrava was fined by a Venice court for going $5 million over budget on a bridge. The Constitution Bridge on the city’s Grand Canal had flimsy steps and mismatched tubes, according to the court. Meanwhile, at the Oculus in New York, the structure’s retractable skylight has been leaking. [BBC] There isn’t an industry-wide standard to prevent wire fraud, but these startups are trying. Wire fraud schemes cost the real estate industry $150 million last year, according to an FBI report. Companies like CertifID use various forms of encryption, identity verification and portals to avoid methods of communication that are vulnerable to fraud. [WSJ] Keller Williams is being accused of stealing tech. TPI Cloud Hosting alleged in a lawsuit that the brokerage skipped paying the bill for their services, and made off with their company prototype. In addition to $1.8 million in payment, the lawsuit seeks damages and describes Keller Williams’ strategy as “steal or copy what you have.” [Inman] Sheldon Solow wants to push out more tenants on Billionaires’ Row. The landlord is trying to empty out 35 West 57th Street by kicking out a Kosher restaurant. Solow, worth $5.2 billion according to Forbes, may have plans for the building, which sits adjacent to a lot owned by LeFrak and Vornado Realty Trust. [NYP] Marx Development Group just landed three loans to make its development dreams come true. The financing, provided by Mack Real Estate Credit Strategies, includes a $201.5 million loan for a tech-forward 29-story hotel near Hudson Yards that will open next month, $100 million for a nearby 42-story hotel and a $67 million loan for two 37-story residential towers. [CO] Landlords are finding creative ways to get around the limits on application fees. The overhaul of the state’s rent laws capped them at $20. Now, the tactics have inspired two lawmakers to draft legislation to fine those who don’t toe the line. [The City] Blackstone is refinancing an 11-building portfolio with a $364 million loan. Morgan Stanley and junior mezzanine lender Mirae Asset Daewoo are providing the debt for the buildings, which are valued at $542 million, giving the debt a loan-to-value ratio of 67.2 percent. [CO] 60 East 12th Street and Slate Property Group’s Martin Nussbaum and David Schwartz (Credit: Google Maps)Slate Property Group picked up a market-rate rental near Union Square. David Schwartz’s company and Boston-based Alcion Group paid $106.5 million for the 13-story building, which has an average rent of $3,884 according to StreetEasy. It is not under any form of rent regulation. The seller, Heller Realty, picked up the property for $35 million in 2016. [TRD] President Trump is interested in buying Greenland. The permafrost-covered 836,000-square-mile autonomous Danish island is not currently listed. He’s not the first president to try to buy Greenland: Harry Truman tried to buy the territory for $100 million in 1946, but the Danes said no. [TRD] Maverick Real Estate Partners couldn’t foreclose on a Chelsea apartment building earlier this year. Now, it’s taking another shot. Although the case was dismissed, landlord Andreas Steiner alleges that lender Maverick is tacking on 24 percent punitive interest — which amounts to $1.4 million as of May 30.[TRD] Compiled by Georgia Kromrei FROM THE CITY’S RECORDS: New permit filings:Colin Cohen pre-filed an application for an 8-story, 52-unit, 71,870 mixed-use building at 955 Nostrand Avenue in Crown Heights, Brooklyn. [DOB] Commercial sales:Simon Baron sold a building at 166 West 75th Street on the Upper West Side for about $51.5 million. 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A Scottish Ultra-Low Emission Bus Scheme (SULEBS) has been opened by the Scottish Government. It will provide £9m of funding towards vehicles and infrastructure and is a development of the well-established Scottish Green Bus Fund.The money will cover up to 50% of the cost differential between a ULEB and a conventional diesel equivalent. That figure rises to up to 75% where the bus is zero-emission capable. For infrastructure, SULEBS will contribute up to 75% of the capital expenditure incurred via purchase and installation.Scottish Ultra-Low Emission Bus Scheme uses LowCVP definitionSULEBS uses the already established LowCVP definition of a ULEB as part of its qualification criteria. That is to say, eligible models must reduce well-to-wheel greenhouse gas emissions over the UK Bus Test Cycle by 30% when compared to a Euro VI diesel bus of an equivalent passenger capacity.Maximum bid value through SULEBS is capped at £4m. Winners will be awarded £150 per gram of CO2 equivalent saved against the baseline. A ‘top-up’ will be available to bidders that wish to purchase buses that are capable of zero-emission operation. It equates to £500 per km, with a cap of 80km.The guidance document further states that SULEBS money is only available for “full-size” buses. It does not define what constitutes a “full-size” bus, but it says that minibuses are ineligible. Vehicles that benefit from the funding must enter service no later than September 2021.Guidance additionally notes that the strongest bids will be those that demonstrate how the buses involved will operate regularly on roads suffering from poor air quality. Bids that aim to remove the most polluting buses from a fleet will also be favoured.The closing date for bids is 6 September. Transport Scotland intends to announce the winners 15 days later, on 21 September.CPT Scotland welcomes additional money for busesThe Confederation of Passenger Transport Scotland has welcomed SULEBS. Director Paul White says that while coronavirus COVID-19 has presented significant challenges for the industry, “we cannot lose sight of important elements of public transport policy such as air quality, decarbonisation and patronage growth.”SULEBS complements almost £9m that was made available earlier this year for Euro VI retrofit in Scotland. That was via the third phase of the Bus Emissions Abatement Retrofit scheme. Transport Scotland estimated that money will pay for the upgrade of around 500 eligible coaches and buses.
Grateful Dead drummer Mickey Hart recruited Deadheads all around the world to join him for a special video montage celebrating all things Grateful. The clip, as seen below, features Mickey Hart, footage from old Dead shows, and clips of Deadheads jamming along to the classic tune, “Playin In The Band”. Even Sammy Hagar makes an appearance.Check it out below:As Hart says, “Without the fans there would be no us.”
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In a few wearings the Transfer Short Sleeve baselayer became a favorite of mine- under a long-sleeve jersey for rides from 40-50 degrees, mated with a short sleeve jersey and arm warmers for variable days, and on its own for hikes. The flat seams and raglan sleeves don’t make themselves known under a pack and moisture transfer is good- though like most materials the Minerale™ fabric can feel a bit clammy if a big bag or waterproof jacket mean that moisture doesn’t have anywhere to go. The dense knit does a better job than looser fabrics at keeping wind at bay too- which should make the Transfer Long Sleeve Baselayer a spring favorite.Unfortunately, the Short Sleeve’s close fit got distorted a bit during the sleeves’ extension, resulting in one of the odder long sleeve baselayers that I’ve ridden. The body fits similarly to the Short Sleeve- a good thing. The sleeves, however, are oddly puffy– something that’s especially noticeable when worn under a close-fitting jersey. Though the fabric had me really wanting to pull the long sleeve Pearl Izumi on for 50-degree road rides or mountain biking in the 40s, the sleeves are just too goofy. Worn alone or over other layers, the Long Sleeve makes for a decent hiking or baggy mountain biking piece (black is also available)- but for that the zip-neck version would be better still.At $55 and $60 and occupying Pearl Izumi’s top tier, the Transfer baselayers should leave nothing to be desired. The Short Sleeve works very well and has been in constant use since its arrival last November. The Transfer Minerale™ fabric seems like it would be very well suited to a long sleeve, but the Long Sleeve Baselayer’s cut needs more work before it can live up to its potential.marcwww.pearlizumi.com See all of our Project 24.2 reviews here!Part of Pearl Izumi’s top-tier P.R.O. series of clothing, the Transfer Short Sleeve and Long Sleeve baselayers are the company’s current state of the baselayer art. Built of the company’s midweight Transfer fabric, the baselayers feature Cocona’s Minerale™ technology. Minerale™ is claimed to provide “optimal moisture transfer, dry time, and odor absorbance” derived, no joke, from volcanic minerals. That’s some pretty heady stuff. Magic fabric and a close-to-body fit should make the Transfer baselayers sublime in use- are they?
Casio America announced its LampFree projectors are the first in the world to have obtained the new sustainability seal in their product line.The TCO Certified, generation 8 seal certifies IT products with sustainability, accountability and transparency throughout their entire life cycle. From the production of raw materials to the production conditions and the long service life to disposal, Casio projectors are sustainable. This certifies the renewed distinction with the TCO Certified seal after passing the very demanding test criteria. The internationally recognized certificate for sustainable IT is reviewed every three years. The new version, generation 8 of the seal, was published in 2019. For the first time, it considers whether companies have a management system in place for preventing and responding to corruption. Energy efficiency in the manufacturing phase is also incorporated into the certificate for the first time. Other test criteria have been reviewed in the new version of the TCO Certified seal – for example, evidence that the minerals used are from socially responsible sources.Casio was the world’s first company to use a laser and LED hybrid light source in its projectors instead of more costly lamps containing mercury, which allows a particularly long service life of up to 20,000 hours.An environmental management system according to the ISO 14001 standard at all Casio production sites also ensures that the manufacturing process is environmentally friendly and socially responsible. With its projectors, Casio primarily focuses on educational institutions. In addition to their long service life, the devices also have several educational solutions that are specially developed features for use in schools.Casio’s full portfolio of LampFree Projectors are here.