Shadow1980

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    • A 38 year old male gamer
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    • Joined on September 22nd 2013, last online 11 hours ago.
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    Write 18

    Godzilla: King of the Monsters first trailer

    in Movies Discussion 1 day ago

    Looking good. Rodan, Mothra, and King Ghidorah all present. As good ol' Jim Ross might say, "It's gonna be a slobberknocker!"...

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    June NPD 2018 predictions thread

    in Sales Discussion 4 days ago

    PS4: 300k XBO: 250k NSW: 210k...

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    How Much Do You Expect the Xbox One to Sell Lifetime?

    in Gaming Discussion 5 days ago

    I'd say around 50-55 million globally, with about 60% of those in the U.S. alone. Optimistically, I'd say about 55-60 globally....

    Write 114

    what was your "FIRST GAME" for a playstation system?

    in Sony Discussion 5 days ago

    Mar1217 said: Does someone remember the name of that samurai/horror game that was on PS2 ? That's the one I first played on it Was it Onimusha?...

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    what was your "FIRST GAME" for a playstation system?

    in Sony Discussion 5 days ago

    Final Fantasy VII. I actually had no interest in the PlayStation after it was first announced. I was all about Nintendo at the time. But when it turned out that the next installment of Final Fantasy was going to be a PS1 exclusive, well, I had to buy one. And while I did buy a few other games for my PS1, I spent most of my time that generation playing on the N64....

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    Would you buy, refund or boycott a game out of political spite?

    in Gaming Discussion 6 days ago

    Nope. I've never boycotted anything for any reason aside from something integral to the product itself (like, say, online-only or aggressive microtransaction schemes). Somebody makes something I like and want, I buy it. I honestly do not care if the company supports political policies I disagree with or one of their employees acted like a douche. Hell, if I had to boycott everything that comes...

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    Worst video game related adverts

    in Gaming Discussion on 14 July 2018

    This was the first one that came to mind: ...

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    The biggest problem with 3rd party ports on Switch...

    in Nintendo Discussion on 14 July 2018

    Portability isn't a huge selling point for me. I tend to play primarily on my TV. I always tend to buy the best-performing version of any third-party games, which is currently usually the Xbox One X version. I've pretty much bought nothing but exclusives for Nintendo systems since the Wii era....

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    NPD Analyst predicts SWITCH to be 2018 Best-Seller in the US

    in Nintendo Discussion on 12 July 2018

    Miyamotoo said: Can you pls make graph or at least gave numbers for NPD Switch sales YoY? NPD with this prediction acuatly counts on very strong October-December quarter for Switch (espacily November-December) period that will erase PS4 lead leading in that period. Also it's interesting you talk only about possibilitys and potential for PS4 but not for Switch. Pokemon Go can easily be...

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    NPD Analyst predicts SWITCH to be 2018 Best-Seller in the US

    in Nintendo Discussion on 12 July 2018

    Improbable. The PS4-Switch gap has been growing all year: As of May, the PS4 has a lead of 324k. With the Switch about flat YoY and the PS4 showing no signs of a sudden crash in sales, that gap is going to continue growing. By the end of October the PS4 could have a YTD lead of 600k or more. Going in to November, Sony will almost certainly issue the usual big Black Friday price drops. The PS4...

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    Retro Gaming Hub

    in Gaming Discussion on 06 July 2018

    Personally, I define "retro gaming" as anything before Gen 5, which was when gaming effectively and almost completely shifted from 2D to 3D. Of course, I was born in 1980, and the PS1 & N64 weren't released until I was in high school, so I grew up with 2D being the norm. Younger generations will probably have different conceptions of what constitutes "retro," as will people that use a "Anything...

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    Why console crossplay will mean nothing in the long run

    in Gaming Discussion on 05 July 2018

    Most games will not support cross-platform play between consoles from different brands. There may be a handful, and most of those are XBO↔Switch, but they're so few and far between. Sure, Fortnite, Rocket League, and Minecraft might be popular, but this will not be a deal-breaker for most gamers. The lack of cross-play between PS4 and other non-Sony platforms hasn't had any impact on sales...

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    Amazon U.S. June bestsellers and general Amazon-based discussion

    in Sales Discussion on 05 July 2018

    I've decided to pass on management of the Amazon threads to Marth. It was a good two years under my watch, but I've lost interest in recent months, hence my repeated tardiness and lack of regular updates. Thanks to everyone who participated in the threads. I'll still post here on VGC occasionally, though I won't be as active as I used to. A combination of work and the travails of homeownership...

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    Your favorite games by year

    in Gaming Discussion on 01 July 2018

    Everything in my list goes by U.S. release date. If a year is left blank, then there were no big standout games from that year that I played and really enjoyed. Everything before 1984 is an arcade game. 1980: Pac-Man 1981: Galaga 1982: Dig Dug 1983: Spy Hunter 1984: Raid Over Moscow (C64) 1985: Super Mario Bros. 1986: 1987: Mega Man 1988:Blaster Master 1989: Mega Man 2 1990: Super Mario Bros. 3...

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    Does anybody hate used games as much as me?

    in Gaming Discussion on 28 June 2018

    I've bought plenty of used games, mostly titles from previous generations. I'm not really concerned with germs, but then again, I work retail. Who knows what nasty bugs I've been exposed to over the years from equally nasty customers....

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    Supreme Court Justice Kennedy Is Retiring.

    in Politics Discussion on 27 June 2018

    Hyper_Upgrade said: I think you've mistaken the Judicial branch for the Legislative branch ... You think conservatives won't take the chance to initiate legal challenges against everything they hate? They've been doing it for some time. Kennedy was the swing vote on many issues. Now we don't have that swing vote, and there's theoretically no limit to the things conservatives...

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    Supreme Court Justice Kennedy Is Retiring.

    in Politics Discussion on 27 June 2018

    Well, we're screwed. The Religious Right and Wall Street both had their greatest wet dream come true. Say goodbye to Social Security, Medicare, and everything else from the New Deal and the Great Society. Say goodbye to any meaningful corporate regulations. Oh, and we can forget about any meaningful attempts to fight gerrymandering. And the likelihood that Roe, Obergefell, and other decisions...

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    What Graphical Techniques Do You Want Standardized For Next Gen Consoles?

    in Gaming Discussion on 21 June 2018

    I'm not sure if this falls under the penumbra of "advanced techniques," but something that didn't get improved that much this gen was the presence of conspicuous popping/LOD-ing of textures and even entire objects. I hope that there's a better focus on minimizing that....

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    PS4 Won May NPD ( PS4 > NSW > XBOx)

    in Gaming Discussion on 21 June 2018

    Here's a couple more charts:   While the XBO has consistently enjoyed a LTD lead over the 360 (though a lot of that has been due to temporary holiday price cuts), we're about to see the beginning of the end of that. While the XBO has seen improvement, it's still seeing its lead steadily erode, and it's about to get worse. Next month will mark the fifth June for the XBO. At the same...

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    PS4 Won May NPD ( PS4 > NSW > XBOx)

    in Gaming Discussion on 21 June 2018

    zorg1000 said: Shadow1980 said: Not main series, though. The ppin-offs have never been system-sellers. Im so disappointed in you Shadow, they have confirmed on numerous occasions now that it is a mainline title, not a spinoff. They did? I missed that....

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