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The Bubble Boys

MightyNoX | 79d ago
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My next piece was going to be about the lack of gay characters in videogames but it has undergone so many revisions that I couldn’t decide on which rough draft to finalize. Still, I promise to word vomit something eligible…but before that, I want to address a growing trend here on N4G with a short satire piece. After all, I’m in my element when it comes to humor so writing this should help with my creative juices.

I’ve made no secret that I’ve compared this console war to the 2012 US Presidential Election and, frankly, that comparison grows more and more fitting with every passing NPD. The Xbox division is Mitt Romney, rich beyond measure, out of touch with what people want and constantly suffering from a permanent foot-in-mouth disease. Most of my friends have noted that Adam Orth was the Xbox division’s ’47 percent moment’ but I’d argue that the entire E3 was their 47%. From cancelling post-event interviews to Mattrick’s ‘Get an Xbox 360’, the whole thing was like a smash-cut of Romney’s greatest hits.

If the Xbox division is the Republican leaders then it wouldn’t be a stretch of the imagination to call the Xbox crowd the Republican base. You’d have to agree, the similarities *are* striking. Both apply a disturbingly jingoistic rhetoric - ‘murica, rah rah! -, both cheer for exclusivity of different groups – AAA need only apply – and both seem to be locked in a desperate struggle with that uncompromising mistress of the universe…Math.
Which leads me to last and final comparison to the Republican Party. The Bubble Boys is the name of this piece and while it shares a name with the titular Seinfeld episode, it’s a reference to Bill Maher’s hilarious satire of the Republicans wherein he’d place someone inside a plastic bubble and hurl mathematical facts at them while they sit unfazed.

So what exactly do we mean by ‘living in the bubble’? Well, it’s when you’re stuck inside an insulated environment with no one but yourself to talk to. If you sprout off facts out of your hinder, there’s no one there to disagree with you…except your own echo. You live in a vacuum and thus, you are unaffected by any outside factors.

Let’s put this in mathematical terms:

Let’s say x + y = z

We assume x and y are the only two conditions to reach the result of z but in doing so, we would be ignoring what components make x and y. For example x could be equal to v*q/2
Let’s try another approach.

Suppose we make a statement:

- If I walk across the road, I’d reach the other side -

Theoretically, that’s a correct statement but it raises other questions. How big is the road? Are there cars that might hit me? Do I have the strength to complete this journey? This is what I mean when I say living in the bubble. You’re willfully ignorant and blind to sociological, ecological and financial factors and focus, rather willfully or ignorantly, on what appeals to the most. A certain bubble boy wrote a hilarious piece a week or so ago, which prompted me to write this.

I’ll list several examples of bubble boy mentality.

THE BUBBLE

“Microsoft makes $10 one each console they sell! Microsoft is making more money!”

THE REALITY

Consoles are a long term investment. It’s not as easy as simply selling off a console and getting money back and calling it a profit. The 360 did not become profitable until years after its launch.

Thus far, Microsoft has spent
- 400mil on NFL deal (yes, you read that right. Almost half a billion)
- 100mil on controller redesign (heh)
- 100mil on Kinect 2.0
- Xmil on Xbox R&D

Microsoft has spent nearly a billion on console design alone! It’ll take years to cover the cost. Sure, they make revenue of each console sold but that won’t translate to profit. I’d imagine if our dear bubble boy ran to Microsoft with $10 in hand, they’d slap him across the face “Screw you! Ten bucks is nothing! We want hundreds of millions.”

THE BUBBLE

“Titanfall sold more than Infamous, thus Titanfall is successful.”

THE REALITY

There’s a reason why Sony Execs were seen running naked in the streets, snorting coke off hookers at the news of Infamous breaking the one million mark. Infamous was a relatively smart budget title, made by the wizards of SuckerPunch.
Conversely, Titanfall – what I’d like to call, a celebration of excess - had cost Microsoft $100mil to secure/develop the game and another $150mil for the marketing blitz (I say blitz because the word ‘campaign’ does it no justice) not to mention having to compensate EA for all the games they gave away for free.
Remember those articles – Why isn’t Sony advertising Infamous? – we used to get here on N4G? Sony made little to no advertising and yet they announced their sales to the world on Twitter. Meanwhile, Microsoft’s silence towards Titanfall’s sales is DEAFENING.

Let’s take this example: Suppose I invested $1 and I got back $101 when it was all said and done. I’d be beaming with happiness. Conversely, if my competitor spent $1mil and got back $1mil and a hundred bucks, they’d be kicking and gnashing their teeth. The amount of profit we made is the same but relative to what was spent, one party won BIG compared to the other.

THE BUBBLE

“Three months ago, the difference between PS4 and the One was only 2 million! Fast forward a few months and the difference is STILL the same!”

THE REALITY

Hoo boy~ this one’s my favorite. For the difference between PS4 and Xbox One to remain in static, it would mean that both consoles sell the EXACT number of units each month. But wait, you ask, isn’t PS4 beating the One in the US? True but the reality is that those 13 other countries MAKE UP for the difference. D’ohohoho! Silly me.

To put this in context, imagine I’m taking 10 steps ahead of you and you took 3 steps. I turn around and I ask “Hey, what’s the distance between us?” and you answer “7 steps!” On our next turn, I took another 10 steps and you only took 2, once again I ask and what’s the reply I get? “7 steps!”

Jesus wept…

You really think Microsoft, the company that advertises - 10 million instances of noisy farts were caught on Kinect – would remiss the chance to say “We’re selling 1 million a month! JUST like our competitor!”

As I write this, I’m fully aware that none of this is going to sink. Like when Nate Silver accurately predicted the outcome using his mathematical model before he was laughed at by the Republicans, numbers and equations bounce off the bubble boys.

Still, take solace in the fact that Math is a harsh but just mistress. Sooner or later, she’ll bring the house crashing down on their heads…and yet, even then, they’ll still be unable to comprehend where it all went wrong.

After all, they are…The Bubble Boys.

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MightynoX would oft reminiscence about a Math Professor he had that boasted he worked 365 days a year, with no vacations. He still checks the university site to see if that man had committed suicide or not.

Next piece: PLAY THE GAY AWAY?

Conzul  +   79d ago
Very intelligent.
Darkstares  +   79d ago
yes, very
xHeavYx  +   79d ago
Great read. There are some "bubble points" that you forgot though, the first one being "X1 sells less because it was released in less countries" and "DX12 and the cloud will take over"
lonewolfjedi  +   79d ago
nice piece
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fedupgamer  +   79d ago
This has to be one the dumbest blogs I have read in a while. Pointless and contrived. How on earth did this get approved?
DragonKnight  +   79d ago
You're the Bubble Boy aren't you?
xHeavYx  +   79d ago
@fedupgamer
Did you just join to post that comment? You must be part of the bubble people
rainslacker  +   79d ago
Interesting take. I do find the metaphor a bit off though. What I see is that outside some cloud and DX12 hype coming from MS itself, it's actually the fans(constituents if you will), that are trying their best to maintain this bubble you talk about. MS is trying to sell to the people that don't live in the bubble, and they're doing well at coming back to a gamer focus. They are at the very least giving the appearance that they care about the rest of their potential customers.

I really haven't seen MS take any stabs at Sony in the name of competition since the release of their console. I'm sure MS isn't unaware that they aren't doing as well as Sony, they certainly aren't dumb over there. But at the same time MS isn't doing poorly with the X1 either. Some fans are just judging one based off the other.

I think the X1 will do well if it maintains, or increases it's sales per month, over time. If current sales difference trends stay constant though, then the PS4 will be the clear winner this gen. Both will likely make money by the end of the gen. Still too early to say who will make more as there is so much revenue involved besides the system and game sales. On our end though it doesn't really matter if we're happy with the systems we purchase, and the games we play, and one of the Big 3 doesn't decide to do something that changes the gaming landscape in a bad way which will affect us all.
iceman06  +   79d ago
Courting a bit of controversy, aren't you!?! LOL Good read and some really salient points. I'm not really one for the "Console Wars", but I do like to read points that people make about it. It's interesting to see other people's take on the situation.
doolin_dalton  +   79d ago
The N4G bubble you (and most of the Sony fans here) live in is FAR worse than anything you describe about MS fans.

You love to bash Titanfall. You make the far-reaching assumption that because MS isn't screaming about it's sales, it must be a disappointment. Then you use spin and distortion to try to prove your point by bringing up budget and advertising numbers, while accusing others of not using simple math.

FACT - Titanfall sold more than Infamous.
FACT - PS4 has a larger install base.

It clearly annoys you that Titanfall outsold Infamous despite there being fewer X1 owners to sell to. So, instead of accepting the simple math, you spin and distort by bringing in advertising and development budgets, and using those numbers to draw the conclusion that Infamous is somehow more successful.

Funny how you seem to know exactly how much marketing and development money was spent on Titanfall, and you use those figures to bash it. However, you provide NO comparison numbers for Infamous. I guess fairness and equality have no place in your bubble.

Face it, no matter how much Titanfall sells, you'll bash it by saying "Well, it had a (insert number here) advertising budget, it SHOULD have sold more". You may not want to believe it, but Infamous was heavily promoted as well, as well as having a larger base to sell to.

By the way, wasn't MS criticized last generation for bragging about sales numbers? Now that Sony does it it's perfectly OK.

Of course, to live in the N4G bubble, you must give agrees (and BUBBLES) to ANYBODY who bashes MS, regardless of how false it is. Case in point - there's a user here who keeps making new accounts to repeat the same talking points over and over. He says things like "PS3 outsold 360 every year" and "360's install base is inflated by ten million due to RROD". You know who he is. Formerly BigFnHooters, he's recently resurfaced as SardoNumpsa and AGaryColemanClone.

In the N4G bubble, when equally delusional people agree with you and bubble you up, it makes you think you're right. Then you spew more and more nonsense. The Sony faithful here simply WANT to believe what he says, so they continuously agree with him & bubble him up - facts be damned.

Then there's the point about PS4 being available in more countries. Sony fans LOVE to brag about the sales gap, which of course includes PS4 sales from countries that Xbox One isn't available in yet. Then, when someone mentions the disparity, they claim the extra 50+ countries are irrelevant anyway. Well, which is it? Do those countries matter or not? They certainly seem relevant when it comes time to brag about PS4. Again, more bubble thinking.

Don't worry, you're bashing MS so you'll get plenty of support (see the first few comments). It doesn't change the reality that you're just seeing things from inside your own bubble.
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xHeavYx  +   79d ago
How can you tell that Titanfall sold more than inFamous if 1) MS doesn't release numbers and 2) Every outlet that boasts about TF sales combine the 3 versions? (PC, XOne and 360)
By the way, who expects an open world game to outsell a COD-like FPS in the US?

How can you complaint that the PS4 is available in more countries when 1)In countries where both the PS4 and the XOne launched, the PS4 dominates in sales and 2) Even MS said that they will manufacture less XOnes because there are more than needed to meet demand?

What's wrong with BigFnHooters comment, when it's a fact??

That's my biggest problem with Xbox fans in here. They talk too much, but when it comes to fact, they have nothing (unless they come up with some excuse)
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doolin_dalton  +   79d ago
"By the way, who expects an open world game to outsell a COD-like FPS in the US?"

More spin, excuse making and damage control. If Infamous outsold Titanfall, there would be screams of joy from N4G. When it doesn't, you just say "Well, it wasn't supposed to because an open world game will never outsell an FPS". That way, all your bases are covered.

"How can you complaint that the PS4 is available in more countries when 1)In countries where both the PS4 and the XOne launched, the PS4 dominates in sales and 2) Even MS said that they will manufacture less XOnes because there are more than needed to meet demand?"

PS4 is hardly dominating in the countries in which they're head to head. Plus, the worldwide gap is even less if you don't count the countries in which PS4 is running unopposed. MS fans understand the FACT that when there are 50+ countries that get PS4 sales each month while Xbox One gets zero from those same countries each month, there's a disparity.

"What's wrong with BigFnHooters comment, when it's a fact??"

Wow. Just wow. It's not even close to being a fact. Sony's own financial reports prove he's lying. Of course, pro-Sony bubble boys don't care about facts, just like I said.
xHeavYx  +   79d ago
Again, how can you tell which one sold more if MS didn't release official numbers?

How can you say that the PS4 is "hardly dominating" the XOne, when the XOne is being destroyed and outsold 2-1 almost everywhere?

"Plus, the worldwide gap is even less if you don't count the countries in which PS4 is running unopposed"
Wow, dat logic.

The PS3 outsold the 360 globally since its launch. The 360 benefited from RROD, since the failure rate reached almost 55% at one point http://www.ign.com/articles...

I think you have a big problem. It's called "denial". Like I said above, Xbox fans come up with a lot of excuses, but little to no facts (unless they invent some)
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maniacmayhem  +   79d ago
@ xHeavyx

"That's my biggest problem with Xbox fans in here. They talk too much, but when it comes to fact, they have nothing.."

And yet this entire blog from this Sony fanboy provided little to no facts (where is he getting these numbers?)(exactly who said Titanfall sold more than Infamous?) and was nothing more than a long winded speech so all the well known sony circle this site has can come in (once again) and congratulate on an "intelligent" blog and bubble each other up.

I love how you provided no counters for what Doolin mentioned. In fact the very same question you are asking him you should be asking the author.

"By the way, who expects an open world game to outsell a COD-like FPS in the US?"

And why wouldn't it xHeavy? I mean all you Sony fanboys ever gloat about is the large install base of the PS4 right? And how the PS4 is dominating in the US, why wouldn't a game like Infamous put up huge FPS numbers? It's an established IP, with a huge following and one of the only new AAA games to release on the PS4 so far. Just another excuse from the lot as Doolin mentioned.

You sony fanboys make every excuse humanly possible to justify your console obsession, and it hardly involves facts. I miss the days when the lot of you used to put "Sales don't matter." whenever a NPD or VGChartz article appeared on N4G.
Septic  +   78d ago
Yeah because the criticism for Titanfall from the Sony crowd is entirely objective and sound lmao. Look at Metacritic or Amazon for all the fake reviews regarding the game.

"That's my biggest problem with Xbox fans in here. They talk too much, but when it comes to fact, they have nothing "

My problem with Sony fanboys? They just talk too much s***.

If MS do release the figures for TF and if they are higher than InFamous (which wouldn't surprise me considering how low the game has slumped down the charts so quickly) you'll no doubt move the goalposts and make another excuse...oh no wait...you've already made one:

"By the way, who expects an open world game to outsell a COD-like FPS in the US?"

Lol what? I thought the PS4 was blitzing it all over the US and the world. Also, isn't GTA 5 an open world game? That seemed to do pretty well in sales didn't it?

MightyNox is hardly the most objective user on here. Heck, just read through his comment history; his assessment is downright laughable when he himself is living in a bubble comprising of sheer angst and fanboyism. This while blog is a by-product of all that.

http://n4g.com/news/1494050...

The musings of the REAL bubble boys:

1) Titanfall apparently had 'manufactured hype' and won all those awards at E3 last year

2) Titanfall scored better than Infamous in reviews- oh no, the reviews were bought out by MS.

Wanna speak about Bubble Boys? Look at the complete utter nonsense getting bubbled up in here:

http://n4g.com/news/1472716...

3) Titanfall is the best selling game in March- MS spent more on advertising. Right..

Downright ridiculous that YOU liken the Xbox fanbase to the Republican base. If that's the case, then I liken the Sony fanbase (see fanboys) to that of the Zionist group. The most toxic group of all.
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xHeavYx  +   78d ago
@Maniac
MightyNoX already told you below where he got his numbers below, and like he said, next time take off your blinds and try Google before you make yourself look silly.
Also, if you cared to do some reading, you’d see Doolin’s comment saying “FACT - Titanfall sold more than Infamous”
Like I said, I hate arguing with people like you, who don’t even bother to do a little research before opening their mouths.
What did I not answer from Dooling?
And the rest you wrote is empty fanboy nonsense, so I won’t bother with that, I’ll just say that MS fanboys won’t talk about sales unless VGChartz say that the One sold more

@Septic
Oh, I haven’t talked to you in a long time, sad to see you haven’t changed much.
I have no idea why you talk about Sony criticism for Titanfall, but there are as many “fake reviews” as there are real reviews overhyping the game.
Since you bring up the reviews issue, have you checked Angry Joe’s review? He is unbiased (before you cry about it, saying that he is not unbiased, he said inFamous is only pretty graphics) and he even said that the game was overhyped http://www.youtube.com/watc...
Also, who cares about MightyNox’s comment history? The issue was Doolin saying that Mighty was full of it for saying that "PS3 outsold 360 every year" and "360's install base is inflated by ten million due to RROD" which are both facts, like I said before The 360 benefited from RROD, since the failure rate reached almost 55% at one point http://www.ign.com/articles...
Instead of telling me that I’m wrong, why don’t you tell me WHY I’m wrong?
As for the last part of your nonsense, you accuse me of things I didn’t even say but were part of the Ops post. You are probably so mad that you just started writing your nonsense. You even compare inFamous to GTA, that’s sad dude
Septic  +   78d ago
@Heavy

Firstly, I like Angry Joe and agree with many of his sentiments regarding the game. So don't mistake me for run of mill Sony-shills on here that cannot accept constructive criticism.

"but there are as many “fake reviews” as there are real reviews overhyping the game. "

Really? Then every review is overhyped. I gave Titanfall an 8 out of 10. By my standards, Infamous is massively overhyped as well.

"Also, who cares about MightyNox’s comment history? "

Wtf do you mean who cares about his comment history? He's written the bloody blog we're all commenting on. Its not rocket science. The hypocrisy of a rabid fanboy purporting to make a critical assessment of Xbox fans doesn't strike you as odd at all?

"As for the last part of your nonsense, you accuse me of things I didn’t even say but were part of the Ops post"

No I didn't accuse you of them. I was talking about the OP hence the bleeding link commenting to HIS comments.

"You even compare inFamous to GTA, that’s sad dude"

No what's sad is you can't even get it in your head that YOU said:

""By the way, who expects an OPEN WORLD GAME to outsell a COD-like FPS in the US?"

News flash son....GTA is an open world game.

Let me know if you want me to school you further.
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xHeavYx  +   78d ago
@Septic
Lol, you are so desperate that you try to twist my words.
When I said "By the way, who expects an OPEN WORLD GAME to outsell a COD-like FPS in the US?" I was replying to doolin's comment "FACT - Titanfall sold more than Infamous"
I know you are not good at reading comprehension, but (before you jumped in) we were talking inFamous VS Titanfall.
But please, do continue commenting. I love how you school yourself
(Ninja edit by Septic in 3...2...1...)
doolin_dalton  +   78d ago
The statement that "PS3 outsold 360 every year" is 100% false. There were several head to head years in which the 360 outsold the PS3. It's easy to find on Google. Just look at Sony and MS's official reports from each year.

As far as RROD inflating the sales and install base, that's just delusion from bitter fanboys. The 360 had a three year warranty to cover RROD. Yet, you want us to believe that millions of people spent $300+ on a new console instead of using the FREE warranty. Even before the warranty a repair was $150.

People who can't deal with the success of the 360 made up the whole "RROD inflates sales" theory. Unless, of course you have some actual data to support your opinion.
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Septic  +   78d ago
@Heavy

I'm sorry that you have an inability to specify your posts properly. Instead of saying Infamous, you make reference to an entire genre? You say my reading comprehension is bad; I dread to see how you fare in examinations (or are you still being schooled here and academically?).

And ninja edits by me to respond to you? Please...lol. You're not on my level ;)

Let me spoon feed your point to you again:

"By the way, who expects an OPEN WORLD GAME to outsell a COD-like FPS in the US?"

Read it again and then crawl back to your poor exucuse. Hmm this reminds me of something. Oh yes...this:

"Like I said above, Xbox fans come up with a lot of excuses, but little to no facts (unless they invent some)"

You're quite the inventor there. Looks like you have something in common with Xbox fans according to your ill-fated logic.

http://replygif.net/i/912.g...

@Doolin

"People who can't deal with the success of the 360 made up the whole "RROD inflates sales" theory. Unless, of course you have some actual data to support your opinion."

Ironic really, considering the comments of the Sony crowd on here about 'facts'.
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xHeavYx  +   78d ago
@Septic
It's called context. Like I said before (and you omitted, of course) doolin was talking about Titanfall VS inFamous, since I replied to him, I didn't have to specify anything to people who should mind their own business (you)
You trying to own people is funny and sad at the same time, so, please, stop making yourself look silly.

""People who can't deal with the success of the 360 made up the whole "RROD inflates sales" theory. Unless, of course you have some actual data to support your opinion."

Ironic really, considering the comments of the Sony crowd on here about 'facts'."

Damn, you caught me, I should have put a link somewhere to prove my point... Oh wait, I did, and you omitted it, what a surprise
maniacmayhem  +   78d ago
@xHeavy

No Heavy he didn't tell me where he got his numbers from. He posted two links that showed a NFL deal and R&D for the X1 controller. Hardly enough to go and believe the rest of his blog. Or did you just accept it because you saw some hyperlinks below?

And the fact that he posts them down there and not in his actual BLOG and you were so willing to just accept it shows your sheep mentality as you are ready to take in every and all shill regarding MS.

***Also, if you cared to do some reading, you’d see Doolin’s comment saying “FACT - Titanfall sold more than Infamous”***

But waitaminute...I thought MS and EA didn't release any sales data from Titanfall...How does he know it sold more than Infamous? How is this a FACT?

***I’ll just say that MS fanboys won’t talk about sales unless VGChartz say that the One sold more***

And Sony fanboys will talk no matter what VGChartz says. When the Xbox is ahead, then it's VGChartz can't be trusted. When Sony is ahead it's "Hooray for Sony!".

Not to mention the excuses you all use, from Sony doesn't advertise enough to your very own Infamous isn't expected to sell more because it's an open world game...Like when has that ever been a reason?

You sony fanboys desperately try and use the term "FACTS" with little to go on while setting up fail safes like the ones mentioned above just in case a sony game doesn't sell well, gets outsold by the competition or fails.

***The 360 benefited from RROD, since the failure rate reached almost 55% at one point..***

LOL, hilarious, how could the 360 benefit from RRoD? They extended the warranty, provided free shipping and fixed everyone for free for years. More failed excuses and reasoning from the bubble you live in. Where's the google link that says MS benefited from that?

I love it, throw in a link, post your own crazy assumption then follow all of that with a "FACT"!
xHeavYx  +   78d ago
Like Mighty said, you could have Googled whatever you needed to know.
“***Also, if you cared to do some reading, you’d see Doolin’s comment saying “FACT - Titanfall sold more than Infamous”***

But waitaminute...I thought MS and EA didn't release any sales data from Titanfall...How does he know it sold more than Infamous? How is this a FACT?”
I don’t see what your point is here, because you are agreeing with what I said, but that was a reply to Septic’s nonsense about comparing GTA to inFamous and that he isn’t smart enough to understand “context” (my point being that DOOLING SAID that it’s a fact that Titanfall outsold inFamous, but MS never released any official numbers)

“***I’ll just say that MS fanboys won’t talk about sales unless VGChartz say that the One sold more*** “
“And Sony fanboys will talk no matter what VGChartz says. When the Xbox is ahead, then it's VGChartz can't be trusted. When Sony is ahead it's "Hooray for Sony!"”
You probably didn’t notice those spam comments by Axios (or something like that) spamming on every single VGCharz article how Titanfall shows at the top.

“LOL, hilarious, how could the 360 benefit from RRoD? They extended the warranty, provided free shipping and fixed everyone for free for years. More failed excuses and reasoning from the bubble you live in. Where's the google link that says MS benefited from that? “

How could MS benefit from that? What about all the people whose Xbox broke after the guarantee expired? Do you really think that every single person affected by RRoD got a replacement and never had to buy a new 360? Talk about delusional.
MightyNoX  +   79d ago
@mayhem: http://hardware.slashdot.or...

http://www.joystiq.com/2013...

You know, you could use google to help you...or are you afraid of technology as well as math? Bunch of cave people...I bet you think the Kinect is made of magic :P
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maniacmayhem  +   78d ago
So you get a couple of reports and then assume the rest as you desperately try and talk about people being in a bubble?

LOL, Just because you have a bunch of numbers in your blog, coupled with a few of your own assumptions and theories does not make you a math god and wall street wizard. It makes you look just as dense as you pretend to know how companies make a return while spending for marketing and promotion.

Funny how you claim Sony had little to no advertising for Infamous which is completely false as they had just as much advertising for this game across all media markets. But as usual the Sony bubble you live in likes to think Sony makes buckets of cash and doesn't have to use an ounce of it's own marketing muscle.

I think the bubble you should really be writing about is how Sony fanboys say Sony is fine and PS4 is da best as Sony as a whole company is financially failing and how they had to pull completely out of manufacturing computer hardware, re-adjust their horrible TV production and do a world wide clean up for their first party playstation studios and wasn't Sony taking a huge loss on every PS3 sold for about 5 or 6 years before finally making a profit?
MightyNoX  +   78d ago
@Mayhem: Point being, I didn't link many of those figures but most of them are well-known if you paid attention around the world wide web but if you can't be bothered to search for them on your own, I really can't help you there. I'm done wiping your and doing your homework for you, it's embarrassing for both of us (Well one of us anyway) but I suppose this sort of laziness is expected from someone whom complains pressing a button is too hard on them and would rather turn on a console with voice command.

If you hate Google, may I suggest Bing? I hear it tells you the Xbox One sold 10mil consoles so that might be more your alley.
maniacmayhem  +   78d ago
You didn't link anything because you couldn't find all the claims you made yourself.

This is your blog (not mine) with your interpretations and takes on what you believe is true about MS X1's financials and what some on here believe.

If someone has to do extra work and you also admit this blog is incomplete only means you have failed to make valid points since you yourself can't provide proof of your claims.
I assume they taught you something similar in High School when writing reports when making claims (as FACTS!)to also state the source you got these claims from.

If pressing buttons and googling is so very easy then why didn't you do it in the first place? This would only mean this blog was lazy and quickly put together just based off what you think is well known. And that's the problem right there. Another piece with absolutely no objective points what so ever, everything just based off what you have seen on N4G.

What's so funny is that you are actually telling me to do the research when you have done none yourself.

Of course what's well known is the actual Sony bubble you yourself live in as you and others desperately try your hardest to downplay anything MS/Nintendo does.
ITPython  +   79d ago
I would compare MS to the current US administration (Obama and friends) more than I would to the Republicans. In a lot of cases they are using the same exact tactics, and seem to have a resonating agenda.

First off was the DRM MS tried to push on us, which was intended to restrict the freedom of gamers significantly. Then they originally intended Kinect be required to be plugged in and on at all times... watching your every move, listening to your every word. This seems to coincidentally fit in well with all the spying and insane amount of data collection the government is currently doing.

Then of course you have the lying, deceit, manipulation, payoffs, bribery, hypocrisy, empty promises, gross incompetence, arrogance, inefficiency, squandering money left and right... I could go on.

The comparison of MS during this generation of gaming and the current administration (ran by liberal democrats) is so similar that it is actually a bit freighting. It's like they are both reading from the same instructional handbook.
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BillytheBarbarian  +   78d ago
You nailed it on the head. Writer may be out of touch with current events.
BillytheBarbarian  +   78d ago
With Sony being so dominate, I'd had put them as the Republicans. Xbox fits Democrats...all duh hype but nothing to show.

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