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Any proof that David Riley is theguy Ioi? o.O

If so, most unpleasant chap.



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Originally Posted by Jtyettis:


Sounds like NPD is PO'd lol. For good reason I should add. Anyhow, were those Pachter numbers or where did he pull those attach rate figures?

 
theguy:

LOL

skinny, I'm not tense and I do not represent NPD as "theguy" or under any other name. I am a consultant, dammit.

I simply want a certain someone to be exposed for his bullshit (exposure happens on gaf, which is one of the reasons why I feel so much at home here). I was completely unaware of his history and reason for being banned from gaf until this thread broke, so keep it coming. The more some of us know, the better. There's a reason for all of this, which will become clear in time.

NPD is not PO'd that I know of. If they are, they've not told me. All I've done is diligent research of my own based on false stories, manipulated facts and generally immature rumblings from a bunch of hacks.

The tie ratio figures were pulled incorrectly or pulled from thin air, I'm not sure which. As you probably know, you have to look at life to date sales of both hardware and software when determining attach rates. This wasn't done, hence the incorrect ratios.

Current tie ratios (provided by clients but likely spot on)
Wii = 5.2
PS3 = 4.6
360 = 7.5



UPDATE: ioi posted:
Seriously, just back off and leave us well alone - you are just making yourself look stupid at the moment (and even GAF is starting to see that - your little "I'm a journalist", "no, I'm an analyst who works with NPD" etc isn't fooling anyone). Surely you have real work to do rather than sitting on a gaming forum and finding inventive new ways to replace the letter "s" with a "z".

RESPONSE: Hey, ioi (btw, love the shirt and gold chain ... real classy), I am a journalist. I graduated from The Ohio State University - with degrees in business and journalism. I consult for many companies, not just NPD. Unlike you, I don't lie. Get your damned facts straight.

As I said earlier, contact Wargo and ask him for a follow up interview. I'm DYING to find out how he would react this time around.

I will not leave you alone. It's my job to hunt down and eliminate assholes like yourself.



UPDATE 2: ioi posted:
"Wow, this guy is a real psycho. I hope NPD are aware of the kind of thing one of their top guys are posting on a public message board."

RESPONSE: Yes, I am a real psycho. This is no secret. Anyone who knows me knows I have a low tolerance for your kind of bullshit. I'm not sure the title of bulldog is warranted but it's been used to describe my personality on more than one occasion. An NPD "top guy"? I like that. I wish I worked full-time for their Games group. Then you'd really be in a world of hurt.

The research industry ... hell, anyone paying you any mind in the gaming industry is aware of a great number of things when it comes to your zite, which is something you should keep in mind, ioi. I won't stop until you clean up your act. Everytime you misrepresent, I'll be there to shed proper light on the subject. You seem to know how well the First Amendment protects Internet trolls, ioi, but you seem to forget that it works both ways.

ioi posted: Sorry you were upset about the NYT article, but posing on GAF and posting "that zite" at every opportunity is hardly the way to make people take the "senior marketing manager for the market research firm NPD" seriously, is it? And this is without all the other bullying and public slander you have thrown at VG Chartz in the past. Is this really how NPD does business?

RESPONSE: I am not the senior marketing manager for NPD or any other company for that matter. No, I'm sure this isn't how NPD does business but I am not speaking for NPD, I am speaking for myself. One thing I do know, I love your hypocrisy. Slander? That's the pot calling the kettle black. Should I start listing URLs of all of the slanderous remarks from you and your mods? I'm talking some seriously distrurbing shit here for everyone and every company that doesn't adopt your p.o.v.

I'll tell you what, if you stop misrepresentin', I'll have no other choice but to back down. Until that time, watch your back.


This guy has some serious issues.
If I'd behave like this in public while representing the company I work for I'd have some serious problems.



DKII said:
He could've not put in the table at all?

PS2 was very different but it's really the NPD numbers that are odd in that case. They claim that PS2 sales dropped by half weekly from Feb to March for no reason.
Wasn't PS2 discounted to 99$ in February by Target retailers chain ?

 



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So he still pushes out the claim he is not Riley even though people have already called him "the top guy", "driley" asked if he works for NPD etc. Does he think we are all stupid? And this is on GAF of all places! What a joke that site has become.

Come on here (you already have multiple accounts here, as do others from npd) and tell me what i am misrepresenting (it has a 'g' on the end of the word by the way). Pot calling the kettle black - who have we been slanderous against? Is saying "NPD only have ~65% market coverage" and "NPD have to estimate for Walmart like everyone else" slanderous now? How can reporting facts be slanderous? Are you now saying that Walmart do send you data? It's not even like I am saying anything that everyone doesn't ALREADY KNOW! Everyone knows NPD data is based on estimates from about 2/3 direct coverage, it isn't a big secret and hardly slanderous!

Well I have emailed your superiors mr Riley because this has to stop. I'm sure someone will be calling you into their office soon. You are deeply unprofessional and I'm sure they do not want somebody like yourself representing their company.



I love how Gaf has switched from calling you a fraud (making up data) to calling you a theif (using stolen data). Stolen data is unreliable because you'd never know when the well will dry up; I doubt the site would have lasted this long.



I would cite regulation, but I know you will simply ignore it.

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wow, this is much better than watching a movie.



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(What follows is my addendum to my above post)

Since he seems to deny being D. Riley, I have to point out in the interest of fairness that I have no idea how well-founded starship's "driley" comment is. However, it is clear that theguy is an NPD attack dog even if he's not that particular man and even if his attacking is his own initiative, and it's also clear that theguy likes to sidestep questions about or downplay his association with NPD, which should tell you how dedicated he is to getting the truth out in the open. "In response to ["Are you from NPD?"], if you're a gaffer, why would you care? If you must know, I consult and work with several research organizations, publishers and manufacturers. Want to hire me?"

Also, in regards to his comment "I'll tell you what, if you stop misrepresentin', I'll have no other choice but to back down": I seriously doubt that anything less than the total dissolution of VGC as an organization will stop him from attacking it; and even if it did I'd still expect the ocasional cheap shot.



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it's quite childish and selfish. how often any site has been mentioned in NYT? they should be happy cause media will start to respect sites like neogaf or vgchartz as a sources.



Well I'm 99% sure it is Riley - the way he dodges the question, the way every post is about NPD, his attitude (i have a history with the guy), the way he talks as if he knows me, other members saying his username changed from driley (who was know to be David Riley) etc.

Let me make clear that the animosity between VGC and NPD is neither my desire or something that I started. I respect NPD as a corporation and they do some invaluable and professional work. I have issues with their gaming division and especially with Mr Riley who is unprofessional and a bully. I understand NPD will want to protect their business but they have to do that by offering the best product, not trying to wrestle any other organisation who try to do a similar thing out of the way. At one point I wanted to work with NPD (we had the framework for an agreement in place) and that could happen again in the future, but not with Riley in his current position.



MikeB said on NeoGAF:
I kinda like the effort and idea behind VG Chartz. Not as a factual professional data source, but as rough and easy to browse through indicator, worldwide data collection of game and hardware sales and sales dedicated discusions/focuss. *hides*

(BTW, I would say similar stuff about NeoGaf on that site if slammed)
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I hope he doesn't get banned just for that ... I don't know what the threshold is. If they do it will be truly pathetic; if they don't, well, there is a limit to the stupidity.

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