alexl86's forum posts

#1 Posted by alexl86 (623 posts) -

Eh, some games could do with shorter titles, but most of them are okay. I don't think adding or removing "the" from a title really makes much of a difference.
 
That said, adding "the" to Star Wars would be utterly moronic.

#2 Edited by alexl86 (623 posts) -

Eh, I'm not really sure. If I was stranded on an Island, with a DVD player and the entire library of five directors, those five would be:
 

  • Stanley Kubrick
  • Quentin Tarantino
  • Steven Spielberg
  • Martin Scorsese
  • Joel and Ethan Coen
 
That's not to say I don't like directors like Orson Welles, Francis Ford Coppola or Alfred Hitchcock. I just wouldn't pick any of them over the people on the list.
#3 Posted by alexl86 (623 posts) -

There are more inconsistencies in the numbers, particularly the most popular franchise section. Mario's and Pokemon's sales figures are exaggerated, but not by much. Zelda, however, is nowhere near the sales figure stated here. It's 59 million, not 94. Sonic's is about twice what is stated, 70 million. Halo is around 30 million now. Tetris, which was released bundled with the Gameboy and sometimes the NES, sold 125 million.
 
Speaking of bundles, about 60 million units from the mario franchise are from Super Mario Bros. and Super Mario World, games that came bundled with the console. Also, Mario franchise is mostly comprised of spin-off games. Mario Kart outsold the main series Mario game on Gamecube and on Wii, and there was a time they released a new Mario Party game every year. Overall, I'd say pokemon is actually the best-selling franchise, as they don't have as many spin-off games and don't come bundled with the console, though I prefer my Italian plumber.

#4 Posted by alexl86 (623 posts) -

Yeah, claiming that Nintendo is bigger than Sony is just not true. Nintendo is worth less than 20 billion dollars, Sony is worth more than 250 billion dollars. Doesn't take a genius to figure it out. Not sure about how Nintendo compares to the Playstation division of Sony, but maybe it's more comparable on that level. Still, there's a 230 billion dollar difference between the two.

#5 Posted by alexl86 (623 posts) -

Gaming prejudice would've been a better title.
 
Anyway, as someone who's put FFVII on the top of my best games ever list for a few years now, I can definitely see where you're coming from. However, people tend to forget how important FFVII really was. While the graphics may not look like much now, the graphics were revolutionary and seamlessly integrated FMV into the game. FMVs in games had pretty much been a joke up to that point. Seriously, this was one of the best looking games around. It shaped the JRPG genre too, which hasn't really evolved much past FFVII today. As far as the plot goes, it's not always the best, but it has compelling characters, the villain's methods can seem convoluted at times, but his motivations are pretty much in line with the epic RPG, and it at least makes more sense than FFVIII.

#6 Posted by alexl86 (623 posts) -

Eh, like all of us from other continents, you can't participate in most of the contests. Besides, if they were to start shipping to UK, they might as well start shipping to all the countries outside the US.
 
As for a bias, since you can't win most of the contests, and there are more Americans here than people from any other country, it's only natural that Americans will get most of the prizes. Even if a contest was open to all users, UK would still be a minority and I wouldn't be surprised if users from the UK didn't win.

#7 Posted by alexl86 (623 posts) -

I guess now  we know where infinity ward's royalties went.

#8 Posted by alexl86 (623 posts) -

To be honest, I don't really care. It's not like I'll be there.

#9 Posted by alexl86 (623 posts) -

Like I give a shit.
 
Look, if you want to live on carrots and tofu the rest of your life, fine. I don't care. However, a lot of the arguments for Vegetarianism are downright stupid(don't worry, some of the counter arguments are equally stupid). Humans digest both meat and plants, so I'll keep eating both.

#10 Posted by alexl86 (623 posts) -

Eh... I'm not really. The way I go about my purchasing business is pretty simple. The games I really want and feel I can't wait for I preorder(I just want to be clear, I wouldn't put money down for a preorder, I just order the game before it's release and it shows up at my house on the release date). For other games I wait until I feel I have the money to buy it, or I wait for the price to drop. I pretty much buy all my games online now, since it's always cheaper than the local stores and I'm pretty much guaranteed it'll show up on time.