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pariz said:
NotStan said:
pariz said:
NotStan said:
pariz said:

People are so worried to show the world they are sensitive that they hurry to sensor the OP and everyone who thinks his question is relevant on this site regardless of the fact that the Earthquake happened only a couple of hours ago.

What I mean is that that the fact that he asks about sales or that we think his question is relevant on a site of this nature even at a time as this doesn't mean we give a shit about what happened (I have good friends in Hokkaido, for instance, and I know about natural disasters cause one stroke me and my family when I was just a kid). Assuming that we are not sensitive to it is a huge mistake. But you don't care about being right. You just care about the pleasure of censoring others with the huge sword of god, you inquisitors wanna be.

I think you need to look up difference between censoring and just expressing opinions. Censoring would be if we were all mods and decided to lock his thread. That's censoring. The only person that seems to be trully overreacing in this thread is you. I do not have a huge sword of god, but it does sound pretty badass.


Hyperbole
.  That's what the censor thing was. Those who know words are social constructions and never express the same thing for every person and refer to diferent things on diferent contexts are more biased to use them. Them and latin americans and poets.

I may be overreacting. I may not. Anyway. I think its healthy people express their opinions. It's even healthier when they can do it in spaces in which people are open to hear them. People handle grief on different ways. Some might  chose to talk about how Michael Jacksons cds would sell right after his death if they were worried about that subject prior to his decease, regardless if they choose a "cdchartz" site to do so or not. Other might chose to put the "insensitive" label on the first group to cope with it.

So you're saying it was an exagerration? It was mainly people saying that the thread is out of line not saying that thread should be closed. IF people were saying that thread should be closed then you could have used that comparison, what many have done is just commented that it's just too early to talk about such controversial topics so soon. You were overreacting in this instance if I am honest.

We played a racing game. I came 1st, you came 6th. I say "I beat the hell out of you". Of course I didn't beat you. I am not stating that you had a hell in you and that I exorcised you. It's just a figure of speech.

I was just saying that people with their attitudes and comments behaved as if they were censors and our comments had to fit under their regulations. Anyway, peace. I don't feel like arguing anymore.

That's a metaphor, I think. People commented on OP, and you decided to take it as we're here to censor all freedom of speech and set up our colonies in your mind, fair enough, guess everyone has different interpretation.



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If your first response to death, disaster and destruction is how will it effect gaming sales than your priorities are either childish or compleatly misplaced.



NotStan said:
Lostplanet22 said:

Hundreds of thousands of people are suffering every day...If you didn't buy a console and all those games you could have spent the money on some charity but you don't give shit about, millions of gamers are playing every day as  an (Afghan) terrorist while shooting Americans online nobody gives a shit but now something happens in Holy Japan we should be sensitive about it...  Want to be an moral senstive warrior, go ask for an permaban go out and give yourself 100% to make this world a better place but if you don't, you should just accept that you are an asshole(like me and all the rest) for buying expensive games to enjoy yourself while knowing you could use that money to help others to survive...

Are you on something? You've just compared COD to a real life tsunami. Way to go man, way to go.

Nah, comparing rather CS, MoH etc with the 100.000 of family members who lost someone in Iraq/afghanistan while their neighbours have a son who is spending 100's of hours playing as terrorist and anti terrorist to become level 10 prestige very unsenstive if you know one of those family members...Crazy world...one is having X-mas without having a day anymore;.;.An other get  a game with X-mas based on a war where the other one lost his dad....



 

hallowedbeeddie said:
Lostplanet22 said:

Hundreds of thousands of people are suffering every day...If you didn't buy a console and all those games you could have spent the money on some charity but you don't give shit about, millions of gamers are playing every day as  an (Afghan) terrorist while shooting Americans online nobody gives a shit but now something happens in Holy Japan we should be sensitive about it...  Want to be an moral senstive warrior, go ask for an permaban go out and give yourself 100% to make this world a better place but if you don't, you should just accept that you are an asshole(like me and all the rest) for buying expensive games to enjoy yourself while knowing you could use that money to help others to survive...


you are just overgeneralizing. In my case, I dont buy expensive games. I dont buy games anymore actually. the fact that I come here doesnt mean I don´t for care for the world (I hardly come recently anyways) or that I spend much cash on material stuff (I don´t almost at all) or am shallow. and to me NO, IT´S NOT because it is happening to holy japan. I care because they are people suffering just like I care for any other social problem in the world. I really just use money for the things that are really necesarry, I only care about money for feeding, having a roof over my head and having something to wear (don´t follow brands). I live in a third world country with thousands of thousands of poor people so luxuries are something I REALLY dont care about. Actually if I was rich like Gates or something I would most certainly not give it to  a charity (I dont trust them), I would try to help poor schools or give it to the people who actually need it. Where I live there are schools for just two kids where the teacher is the headmaster and the janitor at the same time (my sister used to be one of those).The fact I come here doesnt mean I´m materialistic in any way. I really find your comments offensive. The only reason I come here is because I use to like videogames a lot and find the threads usually funny. and feel like I want to comment once in a blue moon.

But you have an avatar from a popular tv show that is known for being unsensitive....in fact if the accident happened next month when the new SP season starts they would have probably made a episode about it in less than a week...



 

Lostplanet22 said:
NotStan said:
Lostplanet22 said:

Hundreds of thousands of people are suffering every day...If you didn't buy a console and all those games you could have spent the money on some charity but you don't give shit about, millions of gamers are playing every day as  an (Afghan) terrorist while shooting Americans online nobody gives a shit but now something happens in Holy Japan we should be sensitive about it...  Want to be an moral senstive warrior, go ask for an permaban go out and give yourself 100% to make this world a better place but if you don't, you should just accept that you are an asshole(like me and all the rest) for buying expensive games to enjoy yourself while knowing you could use that money to help others to survive...

Are you on something? You've just compared COD to a real life tsunami. Way to go man, way to go.

Nah, comparing rather CS, MoH etc with the 100.000 of family members who lost someone in Iraq/afghanistan while their neighbours have a son who is spending 100's of hours playing as terrorist and anti terrorist to become level 10 prestige very unsenstive if you know one of those family members...Crazy world...one is having X-mas without having a day anymore;.;.An other get  a game with X-mas based on a war where the other one lost his dad....

So, you are comparing something which doesn't exist to something real. Because games are just as real as dreams.



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Lostplanet22 said:
hallowedbeeddie said:
Lostplanet22 said:

Hundreds of thousands of people are suffering every day...If you didn't buy a console and all those games you could have spent the money on some charity but you don't give shit about, millions of gamers are playing every day as  an (Afghan) terrorist while shooting Americans online nobody gives a shit but now something happens in Holy Japan we should be sensitive about it...  Want to be an moral senstive warrior, go ask for an permaban go out and give yourself 100% to make this world a better place but if you don't, you should just accept that you are an asshole(like me and all the rest) for buying expensive games to enjoy yourself while knowing you could use that money to help others to survive...


you are just overgeneralizing. In my case, I dont buy expensive games. I dont buy games anymore actually. the fact that I come here doesnt mean I don´t for care for the world (I hardly come recently anyways) or that I spend much cash on material stuff (I don´t almost at all) or am shallow. and to me NO, IT´S NOT because it is happening to holy japan. I care because they are people suffering just like I care for any other social problem in the world. I really just use money for the things that are really necesarry, I only care about money for feeding, having a roof over my head and having something to wear (don´t follow brands). I live in a third world country with thousands of thousands of poor people so luxuries are something I REALLY dont care about. Actually if I was rich like Gates or something I would most certainly not give it to  a charity (I dont trust them), I would try to help poor schools or give it to the people who actually need it. Where I live there are schools for just two kids where the teacher is the headmaster and the janitor at the same time (my sister used to be one of those).The fact I come here doesnt mean I´m materialistic in any way. I really find your comments offensive. The only reason I come here is because I use to like videogames a lot and find the threads usually funny. and feel like I want to comment once in a blue moon.

But you have an avatar from a popular tv show that is known for being unsensitive....in fact if the accident happened next month when the new SP season starts they would have probably made a episode about it in less than a week...

sure. I love south park, but I find it more critical than offensive. I like how it criticizes social issues. that´s also why I like the newer seasons rather than the old ones. It also doesn´t take sides.  it mocks everything. But anyways, I don´t think my avatar defines me. It´s just something I enjoy.

 sorry if I overeacted to your comment, but I really didn´t like the part where you said "you could have spent the money on some charity but you don't give shit about" because like I said the fact I like comming here doesnt mean I materialistic or shallow or wouldn´t help people if I actually could. I actually do help trying to not waste things and not buying thing I dont need. also like I said I live in a place where the bus goes by just once a day, the streets are made of dust and some people dont even have electicity. heck we just got telephones about ten years ago in this part. So sorry If I overreacted. and sorry for my english something are difficult to express for me.



 

Lostplanet22 said:

Nah, comparing rather CS, MoH etc with the 100.000 of family members who lost someone in Iraq/afghanistan while their neighbours have a son who is spending 100's of hours playing as terrorist and anti terrorist to become level 10 prestige very unsenstive if you know one of those family members...Crazy world...one is having X-mas without having a day anymore;.;.An other get  a game with X-mas based on a war where the other one lost his dad....


That comparison is valid if this was about a game where a player can control a tsunami and had to kill as many Japanese with it as possible, other than that you're comparing fictional characters to a real life tragedy.

 

 



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Funny. Life should go as normal as possible in all situations. If people start moral policing everything we talk about, a thousand miles away from where the disaster happened, which hasn't physically affected us, then that's called being over-sensitive.

I can understand people who have families/relatives in Japan, or who live in Japan that are worried about them. These people getting offended at this thread is understandable. But getting offended when you have nothing to do with the disaster? 

Technically what the F are you doing on a video games sales website anyway, when Japan had a disaster? Shouldn't you be, I don't know, helping them out?

People like to discuss stuff, so they do. Let them have that freedom under all circumstances. 

(Oh and you have the freedom too. Its just that you are the one who are derailing this thread for no reason.)



wow he just asked a question you guys act like he said he didnt care or something. so every thread involving japan is off limits until the disaster has settled down? I wish them all well though but i dont think he was disrespectul. On another note i think it may effect sales for a few days depending on where it all hit and how mmuch damage was caused i dont rreally know alot of details yet i gotta do some more research. but like I said wish them all well.



For those bashing the OP, what are you currently doing right now? I'm pretty sure most of you, before reading this thread, had Japan totally outta your mind. I'm not saying it probably wasn't too smart to make such a topic right now, but this is a videogame sales website, a place to disscuss the tendency of how videogames will perform through the year, and analyzing the causes of what happens to the sales.

I'm pretty sure investors, retailers, and executives had meetings and talk of videogames as soon as the earthquake ended, it's a business after all, I'm even pretty sure Brett and his team talked about that too.

Japan is a pretty strong country, they'll be fine no matter what comes to them.