You know there's other content to watch, yeah? And no matter what the content, there's a group of people it won't appeal to. That's the fun of video games: There's something for everybody.
On a side note, I find hardcore simulation games a curiosity at best and hellish at worst, but damned if it isn't fun watching the guys play them. On the other side of the coin, I find games like Crusader Kings and such so painfully dull to watch that even the commentary can't keep me watching. But I have a solution! What I do is stop the video and go find something else to watch. Works like a charm!
It sold 1.26 million according to VGChartz, with less than half a million in the first month (what Patrick was referring to).
Shipping and selling are two different things.
VGChartz are the least reliable source of any sort of information anywhere on the internet.
I didn't like citing them, but that number is in line with everything else I've seen, so it'll do in this case. I know it's not scientific, but it's likely ballpark at least. And the half-mil number comes from NPD. My point is mainly that the 4 million shipped has nothing to do with the number sold. And adding to that point: First month sales are all that matter in determining a flop. They could sell 8 million copies tomorrow and it would still be one.
I've always been kind of bothered by fictional dialogue as a whole. The exposition that wouldn't make sense to say in reality, the cadence, the lack of stutters, stops, repeats and fillers (and when they do try to make it more natural, it takes you out of it even more because it's so rare)... I know I wouldn't want to see a fiction movie where people talk as sloppily as they do in reality, but I still notice it.
Edit: Oh, and knocking people out for extended periods of time with a quick blow to the head, as opposed to the half-second or so they'd actually be out.
Ryan's voice was slightly higher, Brad hadn't achieved his legendary victory, Jeff was... still Jeff, and Vinny had hair. Truly, those were the days. It was a simpler time. Digital Underground broke up, leaving the nation shaken, but the B-52s released a new album and left us a-movin' and a-groovin' once more. We look back and chuckle at the fashions and zeitgeists of the day, but surely we will do the same to today's trends when 20XX rolls along and Vinny has bionic legs.
Oh, 2008. A year now regarded as a time of antiquity, but one that will live on in our hearts.