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Signed On Nov 19, 2003, 03:01
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News Comments > New Elite: Dangerous Backer MP Alpha
4. Re: New Elite: Dangerous Backer MP Alpha Feb 5, 2014, 19:51 HeadWound
 
I am most excited by the RADAR display, that brings back memories.  
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News Comments > Star Wars: The Old Republic PTR Patch
11. Re: Star Wars: The Old Republic PTR Patch Jun 29, 2013, 22:16 HeadWound
 
Julio wrote on Jun 29, 2013, 21:13:

Feel free to google the numbers, they're easy to find.

$500+ million invested in the game.
Peak subscriber base 1.7 million. So say $40/copy = $68 million revenue

Let's say they managed to get all those subscribers to pay every month for the 11 months it was a subscription model..another $281 million revenue (and realistically they probably got a fraction of that).

So...
-$500 million + $68 million +$281 million = -$151 million and it's probably worse than that. Add whatever they're making from F2P minus development costs to switch to F2P and costs since the changeover.

They've lost at least $100 million, probably more.

first google result I found

According to my math, the have made at least $200 million (I used your math and substituted the 200 in that article for your 500)
 
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News Comments > Evening Legal Briefs
8. Apple grantd design patent Nov 17, 2012, 09:33 HeadWound
 
from the article:
"To be clear, this is a design patent and doesn't actually cover the computational underpinnings of flipping pages virtually. Unlike a utility patent, which would include various claims for things the patent does and does not cover, this type of patent is designed to protect the look and feel of the software in the event of any lawsuits. That's an important difference given any potential legal fight in which this patent could be brought out."
 
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News Comments > Blizzard Once Toyed with Diablo in Space
3. Re: Starblo? Oct 23, 2012, 10:09 HeadWound
 
It wasn't a real name, but a placeholder that was used until the product got a real title. They even refer to it as a nickname in the article.  
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News Comments > Wasteland 2 Kickstarter Concludes at $3M+
51. Re: Wasteland 2 Kickstarter Concludes at $3M+ Apr 18, 2012, 00:12 HeadWound
 
JediPunisher wrote on Apr 17, 2012, 21:54:
Itís not that Fargo hates publishers, they are a necessary evilÖ itís that they wouldnít fund the projects he wanted to do.
Since Wasteland 2 is already funded, the publisher wonít get the chance to interfere with Brianís vision for the game.
Besides, I doubt Brian Fargo wants to spend HALF of the pledges towards marketing, fulfillment, and product support. Iím sure youíll agree, that money is better spent on game content.

"Of COURSE I have had some publishers call me to voice their interest in Wasteland and of me doing RPGs. I knew that was coming. I had one group that wanted to fund my marketing for a piece of the pie. I politely explained that we have an ARMY of fans who are better than any marketing campaign."

from an interview on ripten
 
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News Comments > Mass Effect 3 Leaked
21. Re: Mass Effect 3 Leaked Mar 5, 2012, 10:43 HeadWound
 
Fibrocyte wrote on Mar 5, 2012, 10:03:
InBlack wrote on Mar 5, 2012, 09:59:
Your thinking might have been straightforward but your writing wasnt. You wrote 'advertising'. There is nothing ambivalent about your wording in the sentence you used. Had you used the word 'reporting' instead of 'advertising' the sentence and its meaning would be entirely different.

Right. I'm sorry you were confused.

Words actually have a definition, and expecting someone to know what you meant when you use the wrong word is just silly.
 
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News Comments > etc.
13. Re: etc. Dec 27, 2011, 17:37 HeadWound
 
Looks like Paul has been fired

update on the same link I posted earlier:

http://www.natesnetwork.com/Poor-customer-service
 
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News Comments > etc.
4. Re: etc. Dec 27, 2011, 15:18 HeadWound
 
http://www.natesnetwork.com/Poor-customer-service


Same type of story earlier in the year.
 
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News Comments > Max Payne 3 Trailer Next Week
4. Re: Max Payne 3 Trailer Next Week Sep 14, 2011, 13:12 HeadWound
 
I think it is up now

http://www.rockstargames.com/maxpayne3/
 
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News Comments > Game of Thrones RPG Plans
13. Re: Game of Thrones RPG Plans Mar 26, 2011, 21:17 HeadWound
 
Kedyn wrote on Mar 26, 2011, 20:56:
You know, I don't remember a single actual battle in the book - just characters telling each other about them after the fact. Makes me think of Julius Caesar. I might have to reread these books...

In addition to various personal combats and tourneys, the first 3 books had some major fights "on screen"

A Game of Thrones- Battle of the Green fork

A Storm of Swords- Battle of the Blackwater

A Clash of Kings had the Red Wedding, the siege of the Wall by the Wildlings and then there was all of Dany's battles, especially Mereen.
 
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News Comments > Warhammer 40K MMORPG Title, Trailer
32. Re: Warhammer 40K MMORPG Title, Trailer Jun 18, 2010, 08:33 HeadWound
 
looks fun to play a marine

http://wh40k.lexicanum.com/wiki/Daily_Rituals_of_a_Space_Marine

such an exciting day, I bet the quests will be fun!
 
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News Comments > Mount & Blade: Warband Patch
3. Re: Mount & Blade: Warband Patch Apr 4, 2010, 18:05 HeadWound
 
This game is so much fun. It is crazy what small team can make. The single player game is a bit buggy, but there is a ton of depth beneath the surface.

I can only imagine what they could do with a larger team, they are like 4 people now? I think it was 2 for the first game?
 
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News Comments > etc., etc.
6. Re: etc., etc. Feb 11, 2010, 14:07 HeadWound
 
Another article on Voodoo extreme points out that they are talking about people that go from a trial account past level 10.


 
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News Comments > PC Deus Ex 3 Follow-up
52. Re: PC Deus Ex 3 Follow-up Nov 28, 2009, 15:25 HeadWound
 
Yeah. In most FPS games you end up using whatever the enemies around you are using, for ammo reasons. In my mind that's very boring.

I love having to be miserly with the ammo and making sure every shot counts. It adds a tension that I would greatly miss in a story driven game like Deus Ex.
 
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News Comments > Thief 4 In "Good Shape"
1. Re: Thief 4 In "Good Shape" Nov 27, 2009, 12:42 HeadWound
 
Thank god I won't be disappointed, I was worried there for a bit.  
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News Comments > Mass Effect 2 Trailer
7. Re: Game Reviews Nov 26, 2009, 10:09 HeadWound
 
wait, are you complaining about the amount of dialogue in a rpg?

Years ago RPG games had little to no story. Then they started introducing story and so now we think of RPG's as being story-driven. Story defines adventure games, not RPGs. These days, many mainstream RPG's are really adventure RPG's. Not all though.

you are nuts. The best CRPG of all times was pretty story-driven:

Wasteland
 
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News Comments > Borderlands' Firm Street Dates
42. Re: Borderlands' Firm Street Dates Oct 24, 2009, 17:29 HeadWound
 
I don't understand why there is so much anger about a release date for a form of entertainment.  
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News Comments > 2010 MMO Calendar for Charity
3. Re: 2010 MMO Calendar for Charity Oct 23, 2009, 14:59 HeadWound
 
http://www.stjude.org/about

St Jude is not some local hospital.

St. Jude is a children's research hospital that has done more for children with cancer than arguable anywhere in the world, plus no one is turned down due to financial reasons website:

"Financial Responsibility
All patients accepted for treatment at St. Jude are treated without regard to the family's ability to pay. St. Jude covers all costs of treatment at St. Jude beyond those reimbursed by third-party insurers, and total costs at St. Jude when no insurance is available. St. Jude also provides assistance with transportation costs and local living expenses during treatments (see Travel and Where to Stay in Related Topics)."
 
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News Comments > Borderlands Interview
6. Re: Borderlands Interview Sep 20, 2009, 15:28 HeadWound
 
I was responding to post #1, I was unclear. I pretty much agree with you.  
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News Comments > Borderlands Interview
3. Re: Borderlands Interview Sep 19, 2009, 23:41 HeadWound
 
Have you played 4E Dungeons and Dragons? This may be pretty close to some peoples idea of role playing.

Personally, it looks fun to me.

 
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