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    • A 39 year old male gamer
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    • Joined on September 22nd 2013, last online 5 hours ago.
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    I appreciate your presence on this site.


    on 23 October 2018

    Yep. Keep up the great work.

    on 23 October 2018

    < Wright posted something on Shadow1980's wall:


    You are a rockstar :)

    < Wright posted something on Shadow1980's wall:

    If you're mentally exhausted, you're free to come over here and get some beer, y'know. Don't push yourself too hard.

    Spain is too far away from South Carolina, and I don't like beer. Thanks for the offer, though.

    on 10 September 2018

    < Marth posted something on Shadow1980's wall:

    Hi Shadow.

    How are you? Hopefully you had time to take more care of yourself.

    I wanted to talk about the amazon thread. I completely understand your reasons to discontinue them.

    So I wanted to ask if I can create a successor or continue the thread instead?

    I put a lot of work into my program that tracks the amazon lists and even want to expand it a bit more. Stuff like adding other countries. While amazon is not a good indicator for the US atm I still have hope that the situation will be resolved. Also in the future I would like to create a global amazon trend indicator.

    So maybe I can take over the amazon thread so you dont have to stress about it anymore.

    Looking forward to an answer.

    Best regards,


    Sure. I've completely lost interest. The first of the month came and went, and the fact that I hadn't put the July thread up didn't even enter my mind, even though two years ago I was on the ball, mindful of the start of a new month, and regular with the updates. Not so much anymore. Especially now that Amazon's predictive capabilities are now essentially over.

    Regarding my mental state, I'm not really depressed. Just exhausted and frustrated. It's just one thing after another these past couple of months for stuff around the house with things breaking or pests invading. So, whenever I have any free time that doesn't involve having to take care of a bunch of shit, I just don't do much of anything that takes any effort. I just want to chill out and enjoy mostly passive entertainment, and anything active I keep simple. I did have a good long break last week, but this week has been non-stop and I'm right back to being exhausted. I guess having no energy is part of getting old.

    on 05 July 2018

    Things change over time. Thank you for the work you have put into all of these threads! I've been visiting them even before I joined VGC.

    Still wishing you all the best, that the amount of stress you have gets to a more reasonable level soon. And you are not that old yet if your age in VGC is accurate :D

    Also is that blog in your sig that project you have been talking about? Its an amazing read! Writing this must have taken a lot of time.

    on 05 July 2018

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    Is the market ready for a $500 console yet?

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    VAMatt said: OTBWY said: I don't think this price has ever been attractive. It seems to me the right pricing most consumers are willing to take the leap for is 400. History has shown this to be correct repeatedly.  Base SKUs over $400 struggle every time.  And, while inflation is a thing, it simply hasn't been a factor in gaming.  In many...

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    Is the market ready for a $500 console yet?

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    Bofferbrauer2 said: The problem is, that we have a very gradual increase in price here, something we didn't have for Video games. Nobody seems to want to exceed the 60$ pricetag for a new game. And the 600$ is considered a similar mark. But the way hardware goes, that one will have to fall some day. Inflation is also a bad parameter when you have other things that go against it. If you...

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    Is the market ready for a $500 console yet?

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    Bofferbrauer2 said: SNES only $200 at launch??? Yup. Of course, $200 was worth a lot more back then here in the U.S., the equivalent of about $372 today. Conina said: SKMBlake said: 500/600$ PS3 and 500$ Xbox One already proved there is a symbolic pricing ceiling. No, they didn't prove anything for 2020. The only thing the PS3 proved in 2006/2007...


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