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  • jesterbunk jesterbunk Oct 5, 2006 10:29 AM Flag

    NFS Carbon following Live

    "rants from some pointless website"

    If the gamers liked the demo and said they couldn't wait to buy the game would they also be "rants from some pointless website"?

    It may surprise you but the more people like a game the better it sells. Godfather, case in point.

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    • >>If the gamers liked the demo and said they couldn't wait to buy the game would they also be "rants from some pointless website"<<

      Correct. Web/rant sites are a very unreliable datapoint. The feedback within them is entirely anecdotal and can never be properly quantified.

      >>It may surprise you but the more people like a game the better it sells. Godfather, case in point.<<

      The point here is that the definition of "people" is the broader market, not the usual handful of web-rats that infest rant sites. Some of the most critically-acclaimed games in the history of the industry have tanked at retail, while others, like the Poke'mon series, have become cash cows in spite of tepid reviews.

      To quote the line from Terminator 2, "Are we learning, yet?"

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      • "The point here is that the definition of "people" is the broader market, not the usual handful of web-rats that infest rant sites. Some of the most critically-acclaimed games in the history of the industry have tanked at retail, while others, like the Poke'mon series, have become cash cows in spite of tepid reviews."

        If you knew 10% of what you think you know, kids games are an anomaly when it comes to quality and sales, and those hard core gamers you put down without a second thought are a subset of the potential buyers.

        "To quote the line from Terminator 2, "Are we learning, yet?""

        By your definition you're a web-rat and this is a rant site, demonstrated most of all by your repeated attacks and insults to anyone who disagrees with you.

 
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