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Videogamenick

Member Since 21 Dec 2010
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In Topic: How are there any villagers left in Kyrat?

Today, 06:54 PM

One of my favorite WTF moments was this- one of the dynamic 'save the hostages' missions popped up on some random road. Smoked the baddies, and proceeded to untie the hostages. All good. Not two seconds later, an eagle casually swoops in, eating one of their faces. Omg I thought, "that's bittersweet for her" as I watched the carnage. Another two seconds go by, a honey badger comes out of nowhere and mauls the other one. So yeah, no idea how anyone is left alive in Kyrat.

In Topic: What are your gaming plans/wishlist this holiday?

Today, 06:48 PM

Working on wrapping up Far Cry 4 (my GOTY) and once I've had my fill, will grab Dragon Age (in a week or two?). That's about it...I'm satisfied, though.

In Topic: X1 outsells PS4 in UK for last 3 weeks

Yesterday, 12:42 AM

After dealing with the motherfucking jumbo jet engine that was my beloved launch 360 for a few years, every other electronic device in my life, save for the blender, is whisper quiet.

In Topic: So because Halo MCC is an absolute joke on X1

Yesterday, 12:29 AM

View PostNextGen, on 22 November 2014 - 10:50 PM, said:

I think you're all discrediting how much Microsoft enjoys making money.

The game is a PR nightmare. I can't imagine it's hitting projections.

Haven't there been like 5 Halo games since the last Halo came to PC? Yep, they just love that Halo PC money.

Come to think of it, is there news of PC versions of any X1 titles released or coming out from studios that MS owns? (Besides Minecraft)

In Topic: Gamestop's CEO is kinda pissed that MS/Sony are "devaluing" games...

22 November 2014 - 11:41 PM

 Stoneysilence, on 22 November 2014 - 08:28 PM, said:

They are expanding into other areas like Cell phones and Tablets though.  And if they sell the digital copy I am sure they could get a similar cut to what they get with a physical sale.  It would just kill their resale side which is their main business unfortunately for them.

I didn't know about the diversification, that could help. But competition from online and big boys like Walmart and Best Buy...uphill. Regarding their cut of new game sales though, as I understand the margins are horrid. The vast majority of Gamestops revenue is used games, isn't it? No way they could survive on new game sales alone with the overhead.


XBob42 said:

They could rent out bigger buildings and host big LAN (or equivalent, just lots of people hangin' out with games) parties with tournaments on the regular.  Put a fuckin' McDonalds or Pizza Hut or something in the building.  Fuck, turn it into an internet cafe.  There's so many possibilities that could really succeed in small towns where people don't get to do this kind of thing, but they won't adapt, they'll fight and die like the fucking idiot shits they are, and good riddance.

See, this kind of radical thinking is what could turn things around. They need a niche. Their excellent distribution network is already there (that's HUGE)...but, of course, probably a bunch of cowards on their BoD who won't take a risk like that.