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Sky Render

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    Sky Render Time is never time at all. You can never ever leave, without leaving a piece of you.
    • A 38 year old male gamer
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    • Joined on December 15th 2007, last online on 04 September 2017.
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    Angry Joe Nintendo Angry Rant - Very Funny

    in Nintendo Discussion on 16 January 2015

    Weird that Angry Joe is running into that, seeing as Vinesauce does not. It's probably because he monetizes his videos, though. It's well within the rights of any company to make a copyright claim if you're using their content to make money off of it....

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    It's been over five years since I was last here.

    in Gaming Discussion on 16 January 2015

    I've given the forums a quick browse since my return, and am disappointed to see that much of the antagonism and vitriol remains from the late 2000s. That said, it does seem to be at least somewhat tamer, but there's still little to no camraderie between the various "camps" of console owners. I had hoped that there would be more enthusiasm for sharing views on why various games are great, and...

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    It's been over five years since I was last here.

    in Gaming Discussion on 15 January 2015

    Dallinor said: Wait a minute...you responded to a comment on your wall in 2012. So you were here less than 5 years ago!!! I feel deceived!  Heh.  I briefly dropped into my old profile page on a whim in 2012 and replied to one comment.  Hardly a return, you must admit.  But yes, technically I did visit the site at least once since 2009....

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    It's been over five years since I was last here.

    in Gaming Discussion on 15 January 2015

    Back in 2009,I logged into VG Chartz for what I figured would be my last time.  I had grown tired of all of the in-fighting, to be honest.  But I figured now was as good a time as ever to drop back in and see what's new around here.  I don't know if I'll stick around, of course, but we'll see. I stand in an interesting position, as it transpires, of having returned close to the...

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    How sales numbers can lie: the Pac-Man Fallacy

    in Sales Discussion on 28 July 2010

     Even if the original context has changed, the behaviors of humans have not.  You are all correct in stating that there is a lot more information out there, but the majority of consumers are doing the same thing they've done for years: ignore that information and buy on impulse, past experience, or word-of-mouth.  Why?  Because it's easier and less time-consuming.  More...

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    How sales numbers can lie: the Pac-Man Fallacy

    in Sales Discussion on 28 July 2010

     This is a little lesson for those of you who want to do analysis on sales numbers.  What is the best-selling Atari 2600 game ever?  Pac-Man, weighing in at a very impressive 7 million copies sold (unprecedented for the time; the attach rate of Pac-Man was well over 50% during its peak).  It also moved an impressive number of systems, resulting in one of the best years for...

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    Pachter: Industry in permanent decline

    in Gaming Discussion on 04 July 2010

    I'm going to have to agree with the whole "Pachter's ideas aren't even worh getting in an argument over" perspective.  Mr. Pachter, whatever he may be, is not an analyst worth listening to.  Treating his predictions like they're anything but thinly-veiled viral marketing is an insult to respectable and ethical analysts everywhere.  He's made it clear on no uncertain terms that he...

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    Bad news for Sony, good News for Nintendo

    in Gaming Discussion on 04 July 2010

    My word this topic has become a merry-go-round of spinning...Although they're highly irrelevant anyway, I thought I might point out that the grasp of statistics shown here by certain posters is remarkably poor.  70% rejecting something does not mean 30% are on board with it; it means that 30% do not reject it, ie. they represent both those who are indifferent and those who are okay with it...

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    How The Pros Mock Nintendo

    in Nintendo Discussion on 26 May 2010

    I reiterate: there is nothing "professional" about insulting your competition. It's considered quite juvenile, actually, particularly when it comes to matters of debate. When you insult your competition, you draw attention to them and generate a negative association with your own company more often than with whomever you're antagonizing. It's actually rather insulting to treat consumers like...

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    Activision brings back the old "Punch Nintendo" Ads with Blur

    in Nintendo Discussion on 26 May 2010

    There's a golden rule of advertising, that being that you do not insult your competition since it will almost always backfire. Outperform, fine. Outshine, great. But insult? That just makes your audience automatically antagonistic, and usually towards YOU instead of whomever you're insulting. You might grab a portion of the juvenile demographic since it's even been scientifically shown that...

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    If first Mario was made in 2010

    in Nintendo Discussion on 09 May 2010

    Words Of Wisdom said: Sky Render said:For certain values of "true", anyway. Nintendo's not that big on Achievements or pay-to-play, on the whole. Sadly the tutorial bit hits closer to home, though it is exaggerated considerably there. The follow-up comic to it was even less likely, featuring all sorts of stuff you'd expect from games on the HD Twins (like long installs,...

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    Nintendo: Battle with Sony already won, Apple is the enemy of the future

    in Gaming Discussion on 08 May 2010

    You know, 20 years ago an article like that wouldn't have been run because it falls quite firmly under the definitions of "libel" and "hearsay". I miss the days when we had standards in place that kept people from making controversial claims about what people said and did without providing traceable source materials to back it up......

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    If first Mario was made in 2010

    in Nintendo Discussion on 08 May 2010

    For certain values of "true", anyway. Nintendo's not that big on Achievements or pay-to-play, on the whole. Sadly the tutorial bit hits closer to home, though it is exaggerated considerably there. The follow-up comic to it was even less likely, featuring all sorts of stuff you'd expect from games on the HD Twins (like long installs, downloading huge update patches because the developers...

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    An interesting 1989 Total Panic episode about game systems

    in Gaming Discussion on 24 April 2010

    A friend of mine just pointed me to this, and I find it fascinating.  Maybe you will too. See if you can spot all of the parallels to more recent times.  I got a particularly hearty chuckle at their use of "next generation".  Just goes to show that the more things change, the more they stay the same......

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    'You’ll never beat Nintendo' by Joe Booth, Senor Producer for EA Montreal

    in Nintendo Discussion on 29 March 2010

    That only further proves my point that they didn't do their homework at all, of course, and just worked off the Cliff Notes version (which they didn't even read all the way through). Those who strive to know instead of simply to think they know have come to recognize that Nintendo's home console had a rather striking drop in popularity due to a lack of the release of something quite as...

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    'You’ll never beat Nintendo' by Joe Booth, Senor Producer for EA Montreal

    in Nintendo Discussion on 29 March 2010

    The presentation is interesting, but as with all too many short-sighted presentations, it focuses too much on momentary and circumstantial evidence, essentially picking out the trees and missing the forest entirely. Instead of asking "why?" in the latter half of the presentation, they simply present bald-facedly a decline in Wii popularity based on a handful of disconnected surveys. This is not...

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    Wii 1080p HD is FINALLY HERE!!!!

    in Nintendo Discussion on 27 March 2010

    As for the component-to-VGA setup, I use that because my monitor doesn't have any component-in feeds (nor HDMI for that matter, though other makes fo this monitor do). The image quality is as good as any VGA feed, ie. not quite as good as DVI, but still worlds ahead of the best analog video standards like S-Video. It renders just fine without any significant upscaling issues on my 1920x1200...

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    Wii 1080p HD is FINALLY HERE!!!!

    in Nintendo Discussion on 25 March 2010

    I still don't see the point of this device when I can get pretty much the same effect with a simple component video cable, component-to-VGA adapter, and setting my Wii to 480p. I spent all of $15 or $20 on that, and get very nice video from it. Why would I ever want to pay 4 to 5 times that just to get something only marginally better at best?...

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    Nintendo doesn't make throwaway games.

    in Nintendo Discussion on 20 March 2010

    There was a time, about two decades ago, when almost all game developers would strive to achieve the status of "not going to be sold next week" that Nintendo games have. For some reason, developers decided not to follow that path any longer right around when Sony entered the market, and started focusing almost exclusively on one-trick-pony games that nobody would bother playing twice. I have...

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    What if Nintendo's Media Summit is Wii Music 2 ??

    in Nintendo Discussion on 20 February 2010

    What a ridiculous question. It has no basis in reality. You may as well ask "What if Microsoft donated all profits to charity?" or "What if Sony made a Wii BluRay add-on?", those are about as likely....

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