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  • dayz_n_confzd dayz_n_confzd Jun 5, 2002 11:15 AM Flag

    ATVIs cash horde will now be close to

    >> Absolutely. What I anticipate is some hype in advance of Turok then Vexx, and I don't expect either to do well or to meet expectations in which case I expect it to be a good short. Remember I've played those games and their competition, and I'm intimately familiar with game construction so I know they have more work remaining than time. I don't expect Turok's quality to be high which will in turn harm confidence in the AKLM name before Vexx ships. . . <<<
    . . .

    >>> When you have a small publisher banking on a few major titles, then if you can predict how those titles will perform then you can predict the stock. So there's no emotion, just an absolute certainty that I'm right. Some would call that arrogance but there are few who understand product development better than myself (there's the arrogance again!), and if you knew my job position and current game I'm sure you'd agree :-) <<<

    LOL. Rab Rab, you are so full of it!!!!

    >> The farce of Dave Mirra XXX, a sequel to an all ages game now containing porn and other adult themes, will not help. <<<

    I could say the same about GTA3. What is left for the sequel once the shock effect is gone? Watch what happened to Mortal Kombat sequels. There are probably GTA3 owners who bought the game out of curiosity and wouldn't plan to buy the sequel.

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    • I believe that GTA Vice will sell well enough but after last years success of the original I believe people are getting carried away with the demand for a new game. If you ask me TTWO looks a bit desperate for revs. I would be just as sceptical if Konami was bringing out another Metal Gear on PS2 a few months afte the most recent edition etc... If they did not come out with a new game however there would be nothing to come close to the revs they had last year and the top and bottom line comparisons would look pretty bad.

      At least when ATVI milks Tony Hawk they can rotate new editions so that different versions coming out at different times on different consoles. ATVI also has a much more diverse lineup so they are not counting on Tony Hawk alone and that is a good thing since the franchise is in decline.

      TTWO had that part of the market all to themselves just like AKLM and then MWY had a big part of the market that Mortal Comabt represented for a while years ago. TTWO will have more competiton this year for the mature and violent dollar and they reaaly dont have the quality of some of the other publishers for many of their titles. I like TTWO but they need to show how they grow numbers beyond this year. That may be tough as distribution represents 40% of their revenues and that business is showing very slow growth.

    • "LOL. Rab Rab, you are so full of it!!!!"

      You love it.

      "I could say the same about GTA3. What is left for the sequel once the shock effect is gone?"

      Good point. In general, sequels on the same platform sell to a lower % of the market as the previous version. But anyway, I have little sympathy with a parent buying a game called "Grand Theft Auto" for her kid then being shocked at the content, however I'm sure no parent is expecting porn and live action strippers in a BMX game...

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