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News Comments > U.K. Sales Charts

6. Re: U.K. Sales Charts Oct 8, 2018, 20:20 jacobvandy
 
Quboid wrote on Oct 8, 2018, 18:38:
jacobvandy wrote on Oct 8, 2018, 18:25:
"The methodology used across all GfK Chart-Track's services is continuous quantitative retail research. GfK Chart-Track reports are based on retail/web sales where the data is captured electronically each day via EPoS systems."

They don't track digital.

I thought that's what they meant by "web sales". Is that people ordering the discs online?

I'm pretty sure, yeah. Like how you can go on the Target or Wal-Mart website and buy their stuff that way, to either pick up locally or have shipped to your house. Since the UK is a lot smaller and more dense, a lot of shops there will just have a delivery guy go out and bring it to you immediately like a pizza. Digital storefronts do not use ePoS systems, to my knowledge.

So it's not that there's anything weird about UK gamers, you can see their console top 10 is populated by what you'd expect: FIFA, Assassin's Creed, Forza, Tomb Raider, GTA. It's that GFK has very little data on the PC market and yet is too stubborn to give up reporting on it, same as the NPD this side of the pond. All they see is the narrow range of products they actually have on a store shelf in a brick and mortar store these days.
 
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News Comments > U.K. Sales Charts

4. Re: U.K. Sales Charts Oct 8, 2018, 18:25 jacobvandy
 
"The methodology used across all GfK Chart-Track's services is continuous quantitative retail research. GfK Chart-Track reports are based on retail/web sales where the data is captured electronically each day via EPoS systems."

They don't track digital.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue

9. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 4, 2018, 14:34 jacobvandy
 
Pulled the trigger on that RDR 2 PS4 bundle yesterday, myself. Looking forward to three weeks from now! Then I'll load up on some more games come Black Friday, I got a list of exclusives I've had my eye on.  
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse

31. Re: Morning Metaverse Oct 2, 2018, 16:34 jacobvandy
 
Is that Amazon marketing, though? Or is it the Variety writer having no clue about the series and drawing that conclusion from the blurb they read about this new show?  
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation

5. Re: Morning Consolidation Oct 1, 2018, 16:48 jacobvandy
 
You know Rockstar is featured in 'Morning Consolidation' when the stench of salty tears crashes over you as soon as you click to view the comments...  
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News Comments > The Walking Dead: The Final Season No Longer For Sale

4. Re: The Walking Dead: The Final Season No Longer For Sale Sep 26, 2018, 20:25 jacobvandy
 
MeanJim wrote on Sep 26, 2018, 13:43:
Arithon wrote on Sep 26, 2018, 10:32:
If there's refunds for incomplete episodic games from Steam, then SiN Episodes and Half-Life 2: Episode 3 owe me some cash..

They didn't sell season passes for those games and not deliver the remaining content, so they owe you nothing.

True, since back then the episodic model in itself was meant to help finance continued development. Funny how, ten years later, they've moved to pre-selling you the entire series and that's still not a guarantee of it being finished... Shame.
 
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News Comments > Evening Safety Dance

4. Re: Evening Safety Dance Sep 19, 2018, 20:15 jacobvandy
 
Burrito of Peace wrote on Sep 19, 2018, 19:47:
I haven't bought anything from NewEgg in a long, long time. They used to be the price leader but now I can find better prices elsewhere so that's where I shop. Amazon, surprisingly, is often cheaper and I get Prime two day delivery on top of that.

Same here. 10-15 years ago they were great, but they can't compete with the online Wal-Mart.
 
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News Comments > Into the Black

4. Re: Into the Black Sep 18, 2018, 00:47 jacobvandy
 
MeanJim wrote on Sep 17, 2018, 19:18:
CBD doesn't get you high. It's effects are similar to caffeine. Or, um, so I've heard.

Not even that, as far as I know. It's more like the latest trend in vaguely "good for you" ingredients, such as acai. People think, oh well they say it cures cancer, I should just consume it all the time so I can sleep better and lose weight and be more focused, yeah!
 
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News Comments > OVERKILLíS The Walking Dead Closed Beta Next Month

5. Re: OVERKILLíS The Walking Dead Closed Beta Next Month Sep 10, 2018, 05:32 jacobvandy
 
Vulkan wrote on Sep 10, 2018, 00:02:
And I swear to god if they manage to figure out how to cram carrying heavy bags into this game...

How do you think you'll be taking your scavenged cans of creamed corn and unicorn joke bandaids back to camp?
 
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News Comments > Tournament Shooting Lawsuit

5. Re: Tournament Shooting Lawsuit Aug 31, 2018, 22:33 jacobvandy
 
Creston wrote on Aug 31, 2018, 21:49:
Overon wrote on Aug 31, 2018, 19:39:
No way that lawsuit has any legs. It won't go anywhere.

The guy has to try. Never heard in the stories of people who survive a mass shooting is the hundreds of thousands of dollars in medical bills they have to deal with for the rest of their lives, usually with no way to recoup those costs.

Suing whomever you can is pretty much the only shot you've got at not being financially ruined for the rest of your life.

I mean... That's what insurance is for. You know you're taking a risk when you don't have any. It's not that big of a risk, so most people are alright with taking it, but sometimes you roll snake eyes in life (or 1 on a D20, if you prefer).
 
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News Comments > SCUM Removes Scummy Tattoos

3. Re: SCUM Removes Scummy Tattoos Aug 31, 2018, 21:05 jacobvandy
 
Overon wrote on Aug 31, 2018, 19:38:
Why can't you depict prison gangs accurately?

Because it's illegal to even suggest to people that the safe little fantasy world they think they live in is just that. It's not enough for them to bury their heads in the sand anymore, they want to breathe fresh air while still expecting to see nothing but happy faces and rainbows everywhere...
 
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News Comments > Morning Interviews

11. Re: Morning Interviews Aug 29, 2018, 16:16 jacobvandy
 
I loved Witcher 3, but I've still yet to go back and replay it. It's so heavily reliant on story content that, no matter how good the stories were, I've already been there and done that. Completed all the side quests I could find, checked off all the Ubisoft-style points of interest on the map I cared to, then finished up the main quest and was pretty satisfied with the ending... I replay each of Bethesda's games upwards of a dozen times, often spending more time than I did with Witcher 3 in a single play through. They are very different types of games.  
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News Comments > Cyberpunk 2077 Hidden Message

26. Re: Cyberpunk 2077 Hidden Message Aug 28, 2018, 19:39 jacobvandy
 
Most places around the world do not equate breasts with penis... obviously Witcher 3 was operating under softcore pornography rules, which means no genitals shown.  
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News Comments > Devil's Hunt Video

4. Re: Devil's Hunt Video Aug 28, 2018, 03:02 jacobvandy
 
Small indie studios operate on a delayed timeline, guys, like when you go overseas and they're playing American music from a few decades ago on their pop stations. What this shows us is that modern game development tools have finally enabled indies to progress from 16-bit side-scrolling platformers to mid-2000s 3D action games.  
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News Comments > Cyberpunk 2077 Hidden Message

9. Re: Cyberpunk 2077 Hidden Message Aug 28, 2018, 00:05 jacobvandy
 
Task wrote on Aug 27, 2018, 23:03:
jacobvandy wrote on Aug 27, 2018, 22:07:
I kinda skipped around the video because I don't want to see too much, but WTF was that shit with the rifle you just shoot in their general direction and the projectiles seek out enemies like little missiles? Made me throw up in my mouth a little...

It was like that gun in the fifth element. What's wrong with that? BattleTech even has similar stuff in that fantasy setting, bullets and shells that track. Deus-Ex:HR had something similar.

The Fifth Element gun requires you shoot the target once directly to place the tracker, which I could see making sense as a high-level treat for being able to keep hitting them after they've taken cover or something (and that's supposed to be from the mid-2200s). But straight-up autonomous targeting with every round is just gross, and exactly the type of lazy, console-centric design that I would expect more folks around here to get worked up about. It takes even less effort than Halo's needler gun, since with that you had to aim at least a little bit... Here you have a reticle half the width of the screen and anything inside it just dies. It's good to hear that that's supposed to be a rare, sort of end-game thing, though.
 
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News Comments > Cyberpunk 2077 Hidden Message

4. Re: Cyberpunk 2077 Hidden Message Aug 27, 2018, 22:07 jacobvandy
 
I kinda skipped around the video because I don't want to see too much, but WTF was that shit with the rifle you just shoot in their general direction and the projectiles seek out enemies like little missiles? Made me throw up in my mouth a little...  
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News Comments > Fatal Shooting at Game Tournament [Updated]

30. Re: Fatal Shooting at Game Tournament [Updated] Aug 26, 2018, 22:01 jacobvandy
 
Apostle wrote on Aug 26, 2018, 21:39:
jdreyer wrote on Aug 26, 2018, 19:36:
Also, the solution is glaringly obvious: gun control.

Prohibition works. That's why there are no drugs or prostitutes in America.

QFT. If you wanna stop stuff like this, deal with the crazies, not the weapon they happen to use. The problem is mainstream media is owned by the pharmaceutical corps, so they always neglect to mention when the shooters were on some kind of mind-melting drug cocktail that can't possibly be bad because it's legal and the doctor prescribed it!
 
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News Comments > Saturday Metaverse

13. Re: Saturday Metaverse Aug 26, 2018, 10:09 jacobvandy
 
Not talking about preventing what happened here, I'm questioning why idiot kids have access to machinery like that at all. At the very least they shouldn't be allowed on public roadways with it.  
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News Comments > Saturday Metaverse

4. Re: Saturday Metaverse Aug 25, 2018, 11:11 jacobvandy
 
If you have to be 21+ to rent a car, a regular old sedan or whatever, how in the hell does it make sense to allow a teenager to own or operate a super-car? I hope the victims' family or families sue the fuck out of that idiot's insurance and/or next of kin.  
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News Comments > July U.S. Sales Charts

3. Re: July U.S. Sales Charts Aug 25, 2018, 01:07 jacobvandy
 
I think that is the definition for asterisk, and they don't use triples anywhere. Since it's all Nintendo games marked, it makes sense that they don't have digital data for any of them. Which speaks even more highly to how well they're doing, since those are the games that dominate the Nintendo eShop chart, too.  
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