Apparently on GB its Civilization V > Halo: Reach

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#1  Edited By meteora

 Only on Giantbomb.com
 Only on Giantbomb.com
Well, I thought I'd never see the day. In other news, Minecraft is a huge hit on Giantbomb. 
 
Okay, carry on.
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#2  Edited By Gabriel

Devil May Cry > Starcraft II: Wings of Liberty.

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#3  Edited By wolf_blitzer85

Pretty sure it has nothing to do with what game is better than the other. There's merely more activity going on in those forums, and considering Civ 5 just came out this week and Halo is already old news of course it's going to rank up higher on the forums.
 
That's my take on it anyway.

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#4  Edited By SpartanAmbrose
@wolf_blitzer85 said:
" Pretty sure it has nothing to do with what game is better than the other. There's merely more activity going on in those forums, and considering Civ 5 just came out this week and Halo is already old news of course it's going to rank up higher on the forums.  That's my take on it anyway. "
That's all it comes down to, really. Ryan's gushing over Civ 5 on the Bombcast mixed with the fact that Halo: Reach came out the week before attributes to this.
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#5  Edited By meteora
@wolf_blitzer85 said:
" Pretty sure it has nothing to do with what game is better than the other. There's merely more activity going on in those forums, and considering Civ 5 just came out this week and Halo is already old news of course it's going to rank up higher on the forums.  That's my take on it anyway. "
Yeah I know that. Its just surprising that a bunch of people are picking this thing up and talking about it than Halo Reach. 
 
It took a while to dethrone MW2 from top position I think.
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#6  Edited By WinterSnowblind
@Meteora said:
" @wolf_blitzer85 said:
" Pretty sure it has nothing to do with what game is better than the other. There's merely more activity going on in those forums, and considering Civ 5 just came out this week and Halo is already old news of course it's going to rank up higher on the forums.  That's my take on it anyway. "
Yeah I know that. Its just surprising that a bunch of people are picking this thing up and talking about it than Halo Reach.  It took a while to dethrone MW2 from top position I think. "
I wouldn't be surprised, but that was probably attributed to MW2 being a multiplatform game. 

I personally avoid discussing Halo on these, or any other general gaming form because you're guaranteed to get a bunch of spam comments from people who dislike the series, regarldess of the topic.  If you want to discuss Halo, there are better places to do so that are free from 14 year olds who haven't even played it.
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#7  Edited By Hailinel
@wolf_blitzer85 said:
" Pretty sure it has nothing to do with what game is better than the other. There's merely more activity going on in those forums, and considering Civ 5 just came out this week and Halo is already old news of course it's going to rank up higher on the forums.  That's my take on it anyway. "
It's not just forum activity.  The popular games tab is populated based on the amount of traffic that individual game pages get, so if a lot of people were to check out the wikipage for a game like, say, Wonder Project J in one day, then the game would appear in the next day's popular games list.
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#8  Edited By wolf_blitzer85
@Meteora said:
" @wolf_blitzer85 said:
" Pretty sure it has nothing to do with what game is better than the other. There's merely more activity going on in those forums, and considering Civ 5 just came out this week and Halo is already old news of course it's going to rank up higher on the forums.  That's my take on it anyway. "
Yeah I know that. Its just surprising that a bunch of people are picking this thing up and talking about it than Halo Reach.  It took a while to dethrone MW2 from top position I think. "
That is true. MW2 I would say it a little different considering all of the "give us our dedicated servers" topics and any other thing that someone had to bitch about probably helped MW2 stay at the top spot for a while. I guess Halo Reach hasn't had enough problems for people to bitch profusely about which is nice.
 
It makes me happy to see that Giantbomb is all into Civ V.
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#9  Edited By Skytylz
@Hailinel said:
" @wolf_blitzer85 said:
" Pretty sure it has nothing to do with what game is better than the other. There's merely more activity going on in those forums, and considering Civ 5 just came out this week and Halo is already old news of course it's going to rank up higher on the forums.  That's my take on it anyway. "
It's not just forum activity.  The popular games tab is populated based on the amount of traffic that individual game pages get, so if a lot of people were to check out the wikipage for a game like, say, Wonder Project J in one day, then the game would appear in the next day's popular games list. "
So, clicks on the review would cause a game to rise right?
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#10  Edited By EpicSteve

Word.

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#11  Edited By Hailinel
@Skytylz said:
" @Hailinel said:
" @wolf_blitzer85 said:
" Pretty sure it has nothing to do with what game is better than the other. There's merely more activity going on in those forums, and considering Civ 5 just came out this week and Halo is already old news of course it's going to rank up higher on the forums.  That's my take on it anyway. "
It's not just forum activity.  The popular games tab is populated based on the amount of traffic that individual game pages get, so if a lot of people were to check out the wikipage for a game like, say, Wonder Project J in one day, then the game would appear in the next day's popular games list. "
So, clicks on the review would cause a game to rise right? "
I believe that would be the case, yes.
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#12  Edited By TwoLines

And then it's Minecraft.
Top three!

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#13  Edited By scarace360

Me > you.

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#14  Edited By flaminghobo

Not surprised to be quite honest.
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#15  Edited By FreakAche

Because as individual franchises Civ>Halo.

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#17  Edited By Origina1Penguin
@wolf_blitzer85 said:
" Pretty sure it has nothing to do with what game is better than the other. There's merely more activity going on in those forums, and considering Civ 5 just came out this week and Halo is already old news of course it's going to rank up higher on the forums.  That's my take on it anyway. "
This is also why Cat Girl Alliance stayed in the popular forums for weeks. Nobody was posting or changing the page, but views alone kept it there. Some games on the popular forums list are clicked on just because they are already there, and the name stuck out to people. It was a vicious cycle.
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#18  Edited By BraveToaster

People have been waiting for Civ 5 for quite sometime. It's no surprise.

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#19  Edited By RsistncE

Well obviously, since: 
 
PC > 360

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#20  Edited By NekuCTR

Probably because there's more to talk about in Civ V. If they had the number of plays for steam games I'm sure it would still be less than Halo: Reach, but because it is such an open ended game and it is attracting new players, it is getting a lot more attention on forums.

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#21  Edited By Death_Unicorn

I like good games. 
 
Although, if this were just based on forum activity, it seems a lot of people are trying Civlization and making help topics. Hell, I even had to make a topic to find a confirmation there isn't hotseat...

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#22  Edited By AndrewB

I think it's because there's more to talk about, but I'd be happy if it was actually more popular. Calling it an amazing game would be an understatement. I wouldn't care what other people thought about the game, but the more people who buy it, the more likely they are to keep the series going and making it bigger and better.

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#23  Edited By ArbitraryWater

 All the popular forums tab is related to is the traffic that a certain page gets.  And thus, that's why Hentai games have been featured multiple times
 
However, on the actual subject of Civilization V, I'm actually pretty surprised at how actually popular that game is on the forums right now, especially among people who have never played a 4X game like that before. I guess Ryan's assertion that the game is super accessible really sold it to some people.

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#24  Edited By elko84

I was more stoked about Civ 5 coming out than Halo Reach

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#25  Edited By valrog

I'm surprised to see Arcania there.

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#26  Edited By Diamond

Civ V came out after Halo Reach

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Persona 4 was like the top game from february 2009 till like september 2009 on GB, I wouldn't trust the forum rankings to much.

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#28  Edited By Lies

That game changes pretty much every time a big release comes out

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#29  Edited By jlev880

and the world is still turning?  that can't be right.
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#30  Edited By smcn
@drag said:

" Is there mere automatically generated suggestion that anything is better than Halo so goddamn soul-destroyingly incomprehensible to you? To anyone?  Yo.  Civ 5 is a better game than Halo Reach.  So are lots of other games!   OH NO "

 Whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa. 
 
 
This isn't my Batman glass.
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#31  Edited By zombie2011

What's the point of this thread? 
 
Tomorrow Reach will be #1 then the next day fucking Brute Force, or what ever game the Staff happen to mention on the bombcast as a joke.

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#32  Edited By Turambar
@griefersstolemykeyboard said:
" Persona 4 was like the top game from february 2009 till like september 2009 on GB, I wouldn't trust the forum rankings to much. "
No, that sounds about right. 
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#33  Edited By DystopiaX
@Hailinel said:
" @wolf_blitzer85 said:
" Pretty sure it has nothing to do with what game is better than the other. There's merely more activity going on in those forums, and considering Civ 5 just came out this week and Halo is already old news of course it's going to rank up higher on the forums.  That's my take on it anyway. "
It's not just forum activity.  The popular games tab is populated based on the amount of traffic that individual game pages get, so if a lot of people were to check out the wikipage for a game like, say, Wonder Project J in one day, then the game would appear in the next day's popular games list. "
I think it got a huge boost by people who read every review/watch the quick looks, because that puts them on that particular game's page. SInce Civ V's QL/review is more recent, it got more recent hits.
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#34  Edited By nicolenomicon
@WinterSnowblind said:
" @Meteora said:
" @wolf_blitzer85 said:
" Pretty sure it has nothing to do with what game is better than the other. There's merely more activity going on in those forums, and considering Civ 5 just came out this week and Halo is already old news of course it's going to rank up higher on the forums.  That's my take on it anyway. "
Yeah I know that. Its just surprising that a bunch of people are picking this thing up and talking about it than Halo Reach.  It took a while to dethrone MW2 from top position I think. "
I wouldn't be surprised, but that was probably attributed to MW2 being a multiplatform game.  I personally avoid discussing Halo on these, or any other general gaming form because you're guaranteed to get a bunch of spam comments from people who dislike the series, regarldess of the topic.  If you want to discuss Halo, there are better places to do so that are free from 14 year olds who haven't even played it. "
Number one rule about Halo on GB, don't talk about Halo. And MW2 was probably up there longer because of people complaining about balance issues.
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#35  Edited By Brendan

I think at this point in the series, people are leery of talking about Halo on forums in general.  I avoid most topics because of the inevitable arguments that break out.
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#36  Edited By Coombs

 No PC love
 No PC love
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#37  Edited By mosdl
@RsistncE said:
" Well obviously, since:  PC > 360 "
+infinite
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#38  Edited By TheGremp

Obviously.  I dunno if you noticed this, but we here at Giant Bomb like good games.  It's only natural that Civ 5 is more popular here than Reach.

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#39  Edited By mikemcn

I sorta feel that people who play Civ 5 alot are on average, better to be around, than those who play Halo all the time. 
 
Its good for the community.

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#40  Edited By citizenkane
@Coombs: That's because there's no way of tracking PC play other than through Steam and World of Warcraft has its own API that Giant Bomb uses.
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#41  Edited By PrivateIronTFU

Yeah, and the next big game that comes out, it will be: New Game > Civ V. 

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#42  Edited By xyzygy

ME2 has been the most popular game for months and months here. From January to about July/August.

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#43  Edited By DoctorWelch

I think any rational person would agree that the popularity of a certain games forum mean almost nothing.

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#44  Edited By LordAndrew
@DystopiaX said:
" I think it got a huge boost by people who read every review/watch the quick looks, because that puts them on that particular game's page. SInce Civ V's QL/review is more recent, it got more recent hits. "
Videos don't count towards popularity unless the viewers also check out the game page. Which they often will. Although associated with game pages, they don't appear under that game's path like reviews are.
 
Also, Recettear is more popular than Final Fantasy. Take that, Square Enix! :P
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#45  Edited By natetodamax

I remember a few weeks ago when there was like, three hentai games in that list. It was great.

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#46  Edited By valrog
@Coombs said:
"
 No PC love
 No PC love
"
Second game is on PC and it has more players than all games below combined...
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#47  Edited By KaosAngel

...MW2 360/PS3 + Reach outsell total WoW users, bro.

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