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      < Pineapple posted something on noname2200's wall

      I saw your post on my wall first now.

      I haven't left the site entirely, but I've sort of reverted to just being a lurker. I can't exactly pinpoint the reason as to why I don't post anymore, and I was frankly quite shocked to see it's been nearly half a year since I last did.

      I suppose that with there being fewer genuinely sales-oriented topics (I don't count the threads with people who go "WILD PREDICTION: The platform I like will sell 40 million in 2017!" as proper sales threads), there are fewer threads I'd naturally post in, but it's probably more me than that to be truthful.

      I'll make an effort to post something next time an interesting thread pops up, though! Who knows, maybe I'll get a kick and return properly.

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      Looking forward to it! I know what you mean though: there's quite a bit of interesting sales data, but it's not what we're focusing on as much here anymore...

      on 01 August 2014

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      Actually, I think that in a sense, the data is less interesting, too. The Wii/DS takeoff (which was happening around the time both of us joined) was something unprecedented. What could the future hold? It was certainly a very interesting time.

      This generation lacks that tension. It could still come if one of the big 3 comes up with a great idea, but if they don't, it's looking very simple to guess the future. The Wii U, Vita and Xone as low to moderate successes, and the Ps4 and 3DS as moderate to high successes.

      It's not interesting on the same level, and it doesn't spur the same debates.

      If we had reliable data for mobile games, and genuine comparisons that could be made there, as well as people who claimed mobile gaming is superior (I find that there are nearly no mobile gaming enthusiasts here), then there could be plenty of interesting discussions.

      on 01 August 2014

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      The drama that I see this generation comes from a couple of places.

      First, will Microsoft stay in the gaming business? Some folks don't want to hear it, and it's far from a foregone conclusion, but their future participation is far from certain, and a repeat of the original XBox's performance wouldn't bode particularly well.

      Second, and more particular to my heart, how does Nintendo respond to the massive screw-ups that they've made this generation? It's breathtaking to see how they went from doing no wrong to doing nothing but wrong, all in about three years. They've recently started saying the right things again, but talk is cheap: I'm eager to see what this QoL platform of theirs is like, and how their next systems will look going forward.

      Third, the figures we're seeing show that mobile is gaining money, although it's ambiguous as to what sources are being included and where that money is going to. This one interests me the least, since I'm concluding that it's very much a matter of a dozen huge winners and hundreds of thousands of losers, but if the Doom Prophets of the past decade are ultimately right then the Future Is Mobileā„¢.

      Not quite the same as the prior generation I'll grant you, but it's still got some human drama to keep things going.

      on 02 August 2014

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      I agree, those are very interesting.

      I don't think Microsoft wants to keep staying in the console industry. A large part of their problem recently is that they're spreading themselves too thin, without any cross-platform benefits. Ie, owning a Windows Phone doesn't make you want to own an Xbox One any more (or at least, to a much smaller extent than what for instance Apple is doing).

      I think that if Microsoft had never made the Xbox, then their PC digital distribution service could have had a much better chance against Steam, simply because it would have gotten new, exclusive games to it.

      Today, I think that if they'd made some absolutely brilliant games for the Windows Phone, that could also have helped them a lot there.

      At the moment, they're just barely surviving in nearly all their endeavours - except for Windows and Office, which are obviously still doing great. But nothing else has really taken off, and that's because they're spreading too thin.


      If Microsoft could manage to liquidate all their assets from the Xbox division and get out, I think they would. The problem is that they can't. Their investments so far are, if they drop out now, worth nearly nothing. It would be a massive loss. And they most likely still hope that it can be turned around into something that makes money at some point down the line.

      It's possible that nearly all their investments into the Xbox division really are sunk, but that's a very hard thing to accept.

      (I'll get to the other two points sometime in the future)

      on 11 August 2014

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      I agree regarding Microsoft, and would add that the new leadership is publicly expressing lukewarm-at-best regard for the Xbox division. They seem to be focusing more and more on the latest white whale of cloud technology, and like you I have a hard time seeing where the Xbox brand fits into the future.

      It's not something a lot of folks on this site want to hear, and it's amusing to see a handful of diehards insist that Microsoft will somehow throw its billions into keeping the brand afloat, but at the end of the day I'd argue that the threat the Xbox was created to defeat never really materialized, so it's time to pull out and move on.

      I can foresee them spinning off the product and seeing if they can realize a return on their investment that way. I have a hard time seeing anyone stepping in to buy an appreciable amount of their assets. I'm also inclined to think this won't happen for another few years though: Microsoft has a history of letting products linger. See: Zune

      on 11 August 2014

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      Lo and behold! Within just 3 months, I posted something!

      It's amazing what one can do when one sets one's mind to it, isn't it?

      www.vgchartz.com/includes/wink.gif" border="0">

      on 25 October 2014

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      The strength of Human Willpower! www.vgchartz.com/includes/grin.gif" border="0">

      on 26 October 2014

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      < Pineapple posted something on Smeags's wall

      At the time you asked, I was swamped with exams. Right now, absolutely nothing. Summer holiday laziness, whoo!

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      Haha, great stuff. Always a beautiful thing. ^_^

      Mind if I add you to the hype rocket?

      on 02 June 2013

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      < Pineapple posted something on noname2200's wall

      Your newest thread is simply brilliant. It embraces all the different kinds of incredibly funny threads on VGChartz and puts it into one.

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      Thank you! It took a half-hour on Google, and I'm now way behind on my work, but I think it was worth it.

      on 16 October 2012

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      < Pineapple posted something on Smeags's wall

      Oooh, you're a moderator now. How lovely. The VGChartz mod crew was just dramatically improved! (How long "just" is ago depends on how long you've been a mod. If it's a long time, pretend I said this a long time ago)

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      Lol, I appreciate it PineApple. Crazy how far we've come since our crazy VGChartz days of Oyv, Smeags, NoName, and Khuutra. XD

      on 21 September 2012

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      Yeah. One thing that's interesting to note, is that while very few people remain from back then in 2008, all my 5 favourite posters are still active to some degree. And now one is a moderator, too! Pretty lovely indeed!

      on 22 September 2012

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      < Pineapple updated their status:
      What's going on?
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      What the hell?

      on 09 May 2012

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      Well, my point was that GB was improved by GBA just as NES was improved by SNES. Neither improved-consoles did not fare as well in sales as their predecessor.
      Moreover, DS is a new line of handheld which I thought could not be beaten in sales by 3DS.

      Either way, it was already made invalid by Seth.

      Thanks for the info www.vgchartz.com/includes/smiley.gif" border="0">

      on 01 November 2012

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      < Pineapple updated their status:
      Man, Okami is brilliant. I'd forgotten how much I love this game.
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      < Pineapple posted something on Smeags's wall

      You know, you're quite a brilliant poster. You've kept an average of posting 4 posts a day for nearly 4 years, and I still haven't seen you make a bad post.

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      Aw thanks Pineapple/Oyv. :3

      Yeah, I tend to over-think (not necessarily over-analyze) when I write a post... so a lot of times when I'm halfway done writing a potentially questionable post (in regards to getting into a pointless argument or being overly zealous) I think to myself "This isn't worth it, I'm being stupid" and leave it at that. :P

      Believe me, I could have a lot more posts here on VGC... I just pick and choose my comfort zones. XD

      on 19 February 2012

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      But I do appreciate that, especially from you. You're definitely one of the most underrated posters here (I bet 95% of users here don't know your VGC history).

      on 19 February 2012

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      Well, that's not very important to me. I really don't care about somewhere around 95% of the posters here,

      I mean, I sort of have to. The conversations I'm interested are becoming rarer and rarer around here. The vast majority of people here don't have the same interests as I do, so caring about them would be rather pointless.

      Instead, I'll care about the 5 (or so) posters I find to be brilliant and the 10 (or so) I find to be great.

      on 20 February 2012

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      < Pineapple posted something on Galaki's wall

      Your threads are just ridiculously brilliant. Out of all the thread creators on VGChartz, you're probably in the top 3.

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      < Pineapple posted something on non-gravity's wall

      Great job on the 10 week countdown!

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      thanks

      on 07 January 2012

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      < Pineapple posted something on TWRoO's wall

      You should definitely stick with this avatar. It' fits your way of posting brilliantly. Frankly, I think it might be the best avatar on all of VGChartz.

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      Thanks. I assume you mean the lion in general and not this specific incarnation of him.

      I think after Christmas I may do a Captain Falcon one. Or perhaps Sonic.

      on 12 November 2011

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      < Pineapple posted something on Khuutra's wall

      That's a good point. I hadn't considered that.

      By the way, could you share some brilliant insight on how to edit/remove your signature after all the redesigns? I've tried to figure it out, but I can't for the life of me manage to. Thanks in advance.

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      < Pineapple posted something on TWRoO's wall

      Out of curiosity, why are you expecting such an enormous increase between week 8 (ending 17th Dec) and week 9 (ending 25th Dec) for all the machines in the 10 week countdown thread? You're expecting a 40% increase for the 3DS, 35% for the Wii, 20% for the X360 and 25% for the Ps3. In 2010, the average increase for the week was roughly 6%, and the same in 2009. 2008 is a bit trickier to compare, as then the weeks ended the 20th and 27th, but then the numbers actually dropped by over 10% between the two weeks.

      I'm not trying to criticise your predictions or anything like that (heck, I think you've done better than me every single year so far), I'm just curious.

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      Well the main thing is they were quick numbers, I probably spent about 20 minutes looking over previous comparisons of Q1-3 vs Q4, and figuring out what totals I expected the consoles to manage for the 10 weeks, then maybe 5-10 minutes filling in the weeks and just adjusting to make them fit my 10 week total.

      However this year week 9 will also be a full 7 day week of shopping... last year the 25th landed on the Saturday of week 9 which essentially makes it a 6 day week. This year is probably the best of all 7 possible situations positioned for creating a massive week 9.

      I will admit I have probably gone a bit wrong there though, 'twill get corrected when I look in proper detail (though without the old charts I will probably find that more tedious than I used to)

      on 26 October 2011

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      < Pineapple posted something on Khuutra's wall

      Yay, you've returned!

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      < Pineapple posted something on Khuutra's wall

      I don't think there are many rumours for a new Fire Emblem game at all. In fact, I think the franchise is nearing its end.

      For one, the cost of making games is increasing, and Fire Emblem isn't likely to start selling a lot more. 400-500 thousand just isn't likely to make a profit anymore.

      Secondly, Intelligent Systems has two far more popular franchises (Wario Ware and Paper Mario).

      Thirdly, Fire Emblem isn't as critically acclaimed anymore.

      From Nintendo's perspective, they have one of their most talented parts working on a series that neither sells well nor is critically acclaimed. I'm not sure if they're going to keep doing that.

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      < Pineapple posted something on RolStoppable's wall

      Your reply to the Mario Kart Wii editorial was nothing short of brilliant.

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      < Pineapple posted something on RolStoppable's wall

      Actually, that wasn't the point at all. I lost my own point completely somewhere along the way

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      < Pineapple posted something on RolStoppable's wall

      See, that's my point That there's just brilliant.

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      < Pineapple posted something on RolStoppable's wall

      Your assumption that it was a joke is really quite out-of-character, isn't it?

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      < Pineapple posted something on RolStoppable's wall

      It's not a joke.

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      < Pineapple posted something on RolStoppable's wall

      I can't help but feel that your posts are just becoming more and more brilliant with time.

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