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In Topic: Favorite Twisted Metal?

Yesterday, 11:03 PM

 Keyser_Soze, on 22 April 2014 - 09:18 PM, said:

How many people play that online? Is it worth buying?

Probably close to zero people.  The adapter came out with a mail in thing to get black online later, and the mailing of the game later was sporadic and sometimes never happened.  I remember even in its most popular days, the game was sparse with people.

In Topic: Microsoft: Over 5 million Xbox One consoles sold (shipped to retailers) since...

Yesterday, 11:00 PM

 sblfilms, on 22 April 2014 - 07:11 PM, said:

Yes, people likely bought Xbox 360s because of Gears.

But the games came out in November, a month that is always good for video game hardware because it is the begining of the Christmas buying season.

The point, again, is not whether or not specific games move systems (they do), but how industry trends mask those effects. The November slot for big notable releases is great example of an industry trend that has really solidified over the last generation and this one. Big games that "move systems" release in a month where sales would be up REGARDLESS.

So how to you decide how much of the increase in 360 hardware sales was due to holiday buying itself and how much was due to Gears. You can't make that call just by looking at sales figures.

I agree that things are masked (though not as masked as you say), I disagree there has been a significant change in that over the years for the reasons you first put forth.

In Topic: Why are shots better than actually drinks

Yesterday, 06:10 PM

View Postbrazil201, on 22 April 2014 - 05:33 PM, said:



Shots'll gain you some weight.

In Topic: Favorite Twisted Metal?

Yesterday, 06:02 PM

2 was good for the time, but go back and play it.  The controls are pretty damn bad.  Black had the best mix of everything and it still plays well today.  Not to mention it was a visual showcase for its time.  

I'm actually a fan of the PS3 version, but that game had a troubled development that kind of crippled certain things about it.  It plays well though, maybe as good as any in the series.

In Topic: First in-game image from CoD 2K14

Yesterday, 06:00 PM

Is this Treyarch's game?  

I'll keep an eye on it, though I'm pretty pleased with Battlefield as my shooter of choice for the next year or so yet.  It's nice not having 10 shooters I feel obligated to play with the start of the new gen.  I just got hooked into buying too many last gen.