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Spiderman = more GOTY Awards, if God of War had not been released in the same year?

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Barkley said:
KazumaKiryu said:

i understand your thoughts, good to know. Your comment is extensive - really interesting, thanks! but its a little bit sad for the developers, right? I mean for Insomniac Games in this case.

While yeah, they'd like to have more awards I don't think Insomniac developers feel sad in the slightest. Spider-Man is still by far the biggest and most successful game they've ever made. Insomniac games generally sell between 1-4m, now they've just released a game that's going to sell over 15m. Critically it's their best reviewed game since Ratchet & Clank Tools of Destruction from 2007. Regardless of how many GOTY awards they won, and how many they could have won if there was less competition, I think Insomniac are in a very good mood right now.

OKay, that sounds really positive ^^ then its great :)

Chrkeller said:

KazumaKiryu said:

edit: if I were a developer, I would be very happy about prizes/Game of the Year Awards *-* Or you do not care about that? @Chrkelleroh yes, 

Prizes are cute, but don't ultimately matter.  I am not a software developer, but I am a product developer.  What matters is sales, market share, operating margins, etc.  I would guess most developers don't care how many awards they win.  If their game tanks that is a problem.  Spider-man sold extremely well.  I am guessing the developers are pleased as punch.  More to the point, no I would not space out game releases intentionally to win awards that don't pay salaries and bonuses.  

i think we have a little bit different opinions, but thats interesting.

i see.. the most people here say: More than one big games in one year is good/okay, by one developer. because the console-sales figures are stronger than awards.



I didn’t mean they’d rather have an award than good sales. I was talking from the perspective of the developer not the publisher. I already said TC’s suggestion is ridiculous. Sony at this point has enough teams to be putting out atleast 3 big games a year. There’s no sense in holding back releases they gotta put them out at some point.

besides if they didn’t release God of War last year, RDR2 would’ve won anyway.

red dead redemption 2 was very strong. no chance vs god of war, last year - BUT a good chanche versus spiderman. this three was the biggest in my personally opinion.

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Probably, but also who cares GOTY awards are dumb. Hundreds of random websites no one has ever heard saying what the best game of the year is. I hate this masturbation over some game getting 190 awards or 200 awards it's all so meaningless.

Awards don't sell many games so it's not really important for the success. The awards are given mostly after a game has sold already most units or will sell many more through word of mouth.

And I don't think two games in one year do much to the sales. We get a lot of games every year, why should game number 156 change much to the sales of another game as long as it's not almost the same game in the same genre?

Talking about Spider-Man, it got a Metascore of 87, not sure if there are many reviewers who really think it's the best of the year (not talking about awards for graphics and stuff)

Awards ceremonies are for people to feel good about themselves but doesn't represent industry as whole. Who the fuck watches stupid shit like Oscars or Tony awards or any other lame ass award show. Girls

sethnintendo said:
Awards ceremonies are for people to feel good about themselves but doesn't represent industry as whole. Who the fuck watches stupid shit like Oscars or Tony awards or any other lame ass award show. Girls

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Actually it should only be 1 big game every 3 years to make sure that even the poorest people have enough time to save up enough money, thus maximizing sales.

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