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#1 Posted by Rorie (3790 posts) -

If any of you guys feel like giving CBS an idea as to how our audience is made up of dashingly handsome rich people who spend a million dollars on games every month, here's a survey that you can take! There's some mention of a prize at the end, but I'm not entirely sure what that consists of. At any rate, if you feel like filling out an audience survey, I'm sure we'd appreciate it.

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#2 Edited by Pr1mus (4157 posts) -

I'm going to guess that i am the most generic type of user on the site!

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#3 Posted by Demoskinos (17253 posts) -

I'll take it only because I love you guys.

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#4 Edited by Abendlaender (3049 posts) -

Will we see the results of that survey? That would kinda interesting

Edit: WHAT IS THE BIG PRIZE??

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#5 Edited by OldGuy (1651 posts) -

@rorie: Okay... I'll blow out the top end of the age range...

...later...

Um, there's Achievement data here?

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#6 Edited by SexyToad (2939 posts) -

This is a long survey.

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#7 Posted by ShadowConqueror (3413 posts) -

I better get that prize, Matt Rorie.

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#8 Posted by alwaysbebombing (2261 posts) -

Just for you Rorie <333

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#9 Posted by Nubikal (111 posts) -

Interesting that MOBA/ARTS/whatever doesn't get its own genre and is lumped in with 'free-to-play', a business model, not a genre.

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#10 Posted by Darji (5412 posts) -

That was really oong and why do they want to know if have have eaten at a fastfood restaurant in the last month? XD

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#11 Posted by planetfunksquad (1163 posts) -

@darji: So they know what kind of ads to throw at you.

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#12 Edited by Animasta (14848 posts) -

guys, I have eaten a snack food in the past month.

keep it on the down low

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#13 Posted by jiggajoe14 (1598 posts) -

That moment that you click "still live with parents"....*sigh*. Did it for ya rorieman.

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#14 Edited by Dalai (7856 posts) -

No I am not interested in eSports, but nice try CBS.

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#15 Posted by Lanechanger (1074 posts) -

That was pretty long, but I did it for you guys because you guys deserved it

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#16 Edited by Mike (16853 posts) -
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#17 Posted by Milkman (18762 posts) -

What's the big prize?!?!

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#18 Posted by DEFE (324 posts) -

@animasta said:

guys, I have eaten a snack food in the past month.

keep it on the down low

Thank goodness I'm not the only one. These questions seem just a bit dated. Indie and casual still linked together. They sure knew all about DOTA 2, though.

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#19 Posted by I_Stay_Puft (5526 posts) -

Looks like the survey can't be completed by people younger than eight years old. CBS hates kids...

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#20 Posted by alwaysbebombing (2261 posts) -

@darji said:

That was really oong and why do they want to know if have have eaten at a fastfood restaurant in the last month? XD

They want to know if you're rich or poor. Rich people don't eat at fast food places or drink energy drinks.

Also Rorie, I was super pumped to be able to put that I finally had a college diploma.

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#21 Posted by AMyggen (7013 posts) -

I'm not falling for Your big prize scam, CBSi. I know you want to send me spam mail!

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#22 Edited by jimmyfenix (3941 posts) -

Esports! i want my big prize now Rorie.

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#23 Posted by Abendlaender (3049 posts) -

@mb: Great, than I would have a pair!

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#24 Edited by StarvingGamer (10940 posts) -

Oh Christ that was a slog... fuck sakes @rorie

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#25 Posted by cloudymusic (1703 posts) -

Filled one out for you guys.

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#26 Posted by Fredddi43 (511 posts) -

Have I consumed an energy drink in the last month... hard one, rorie, you got me puzzled there...

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#27 Posted by Reisz (1621 posts) -

I'll let you guys know what it is when I win the big prize.

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#29 Posted by Rorie (3790 posts) -

Oh Christ that was a slog... fuck sakes @rorie

Yeah that was hella long, wasn't it. If it makes you feel any better, I went through the whole thing myself before I posted it.

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#30 Posted by ReCkLeSs_X (475 posts) -

Little long, but I filled it out for ya.

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#31 Posted by Justin258 (13858 posts) -

I feel like the whole "agree or disagree" page might be missing what makes Giantbomb special and separates it from everyone else. OK, yeah, you guys have news and everything, but playing through the entirety of a niche JRPG and playing Dark Souls and Windjammers isn't exactly breaking news, but those are the reasons I spend hours here and not on Gamespot watching the umpteenth fucking trailer and bland video game review. I don't care about nor need that stuff, I know my tastes and can seek out news on what's happening around the gaming world elsewhere.

It's just something that raised my eyebrow a little, that's all. Probably nothing to worry about. Probably.

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#32 Posted by forteexe21 (853 posts) -

"Watch video reviews" - IS THIS A TEASE?!

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#33 Edited by csl316 (12985 posts) -

Hey, alright. I checked just about everything, for better or worse.

"Read feature stories from Patrick" is weirdly specific.

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#34 Posted by alwaysbebombing (2261 posts) -

I feel like the whole "agree or disagree" page might be missing what makes Giantbomb special and separates it from everyone else. OK, yeah, you guys have news and everything, but playing through the entirety of a niche JRPG and playing Dark Souls and Windjammers isn't exactly breaking news, but those are the reasons I spend hours here and not on Gamespot watching the umpteenth fucking trailer and bland video game review. I don't care about nor need that stuff, I know my tastes and can seek out news on what's happening around the gaming world elsewhere.

It's just something that raised my eyebrow a little, that's all. Probably nothing to worry about. Probably.

What is wrong with you? Windjammers is alwaysimportant and relevant news.

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#35 Posted by dungbootle (2502 posts) -

I did it yo

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#36 Edited by koolaid (1343 posts) -

I felt like the "Is Giant Bomb unbiased?" question was a strange test. I think you can make a case for all 5 options.

Anyways... Now I hope we can get some real coverage of my fav game genre: Free to Play!

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#37 Posted by Forcen (2219 posts) -
@darji said:

That was really oong and why do they want to know if have have eaten at a fastfood restaurant in the last month? XD

Ads.

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#38 Edited by Darji (5412 posts) -

@forcen said:
@darji said:

That was really oong and why do they want to know if have have eaten at a fastfood restaurant in the last month? XD

Ads.

But I live in Germany. I don't think that I will ever see an ad of the "Currywurst Bude" i visit from time to time XD

But yeah If I get adds now from CBS on my mail account I will totally sue them since I never agreed to that :P

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#39 Posted by Teoball (756 posts) -

Huh, I didn't know that casual and indie games are the same.

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#40 Posted by Pie (7279 posts) -

How bout them gametrailers guys?!?!

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#41 Edited by blackcat0158 (62 posts) -

I love prizes, but I haven't had snacks or energy drinks in the past month. I think I failed guys...

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#42 Posted by Gruebacca (800 posts) -

"Purchased Car Insurance" was checkmarked when the page loaded. Not sure what you're trying to do with this survey...

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#43 Edited by e30bmw (558 posts) -

I'm gonna complain to you directly Rorie if I don't win "the big prize"...

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#44 Posted by brutushayesosu (167 posts) -

Big prize will disappoint

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#45 Edited by haekb (13 posts) -

This has really made me ashamed at the amount of Steam games I've bought over the last six months...And there's still another steam sale to go through!

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#46 Posted by FunkyS (130 posts) -

Done. The ethnicity page was quite biased towards being some one from the Americas. For instance it is possible to be black and not African American.

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#47 Edited by BisonHero (9960 posts) -

@rorie: I know this survey was probably put together by some external company, or at the very least, not you personally. But man, I wish these surveys would include more up to date genre options:

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Sure, it's an exaggeration to say they're entirely dead, but I'm amazed RTS and Fighting games are even on this list, when in 2013 they're both pretty niche genres. Like, RTS is just Starcraft II and then a few others like Company of Heroes and Dawn of War that are decent games but certainly not the RTS dynasties of the 90s. And while streaming has made fighting games more visible than ever, anecdotally I know very few people in this day and age who play them seriously or even at all. If anything, I'm playing turn-based strategy (Fire Emblem, Civilization, XCOM) far more than I'm playing RTS these days.

How is free-to-play one genre? People play League of Legends and Hearthstone and Killer Instinct for very different reasons, I would imagine. How is that even useful data?

I've put 200 hours into FTL, and almost as much into the Binding of Isaac (less into Spelunky, but it hasn't been on PC for as long). I can't even begin to figure out what genre to put them into. Hotline Miami? Kentucky Route Zero? Mark of the Ninja?

Also, "Other (please specify)" on that particular question doesn't have a text box to type in, which seems like an oversight.

And man, this question:

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It's fun to read it in Jeff's "I. am. being. overly. formal. How. are. you? Would. you. like. a. carbonated. beverage?" awkward businessman voice, but wow, could that question be any more transparent?

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#48 Posted by Justin258 (13858 posts) -

For "PC Downloadable Games Bought In The Last Six Months", I just rounded to 100. That's way overshooting it but I couldn't remember exactly.

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#49 Edited by Forcen (2219 posts) -

@darji said:

@forcen said:
@darji said:

That was really oong and why do they want to know if have have eaten at a fastfood restaurant in the last month? XD

Ads.

But I live in Germany. I don't think that I will ever see an ad of the "Currywurst Bude" i visit from time to time XD

But yeah If I get adds now from CBS on my mail account I will totally sue them since I never agreed to that :P

I bet you have burger king, mcdonalds, pizza hut and maybe KFC?;) And don't worry, they wont spam you.

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#50 Posted by Pete0r (157 posts) -

Oh man,

Are you interested in eSports?

...

Headshot City here we come.