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    Big profit games aren't unheard of, but they also aren't common either. For every Minecraft or D:ET there are many more indie titles that get overlooked or fail miserably. A publisher is a shortcut to the big markets and a better chance of hitting the charts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CAM View Post
    Big profit games aren't unheard of, but they also aren't common either. For every Minecraft or D:ET there are many more indie titles that get overlooked or fail miserably. A publisher is a shortcut to the big markets and a better chance of hitting the charts.
    Except when that publisher is EA... [censored] EA.

    Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning is a good game. [Especially since it's the studio's first game, IIRC]. The developers went bankrupt, EA made $10million.

    THIS IS WRONG!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Arthur View Post

    I'm going to go out on a limb and say it's either selective data parsing or straight up marketing BS.

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    Quote Originally Posted by X-13 View Post
    I'm going to go out on a limb and say it's either selective data parsing or straight up marketing BS.
    Like all the BS about SurfaceRT pre-orders being sold out, eventually leaving MS with a $900 million loss

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    I wouldn't trust anything MS say in their current state of schizophrenic lunacy. One minute everything seems on track, the next they hit the world with rapidly changing idiotic ideas before repealing them without a trace of admitting fault.

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    It's funny how MS seem to be like a lost puppy excitedly chasing their tail since Bill left. We all knew Balmer was crazy!

    In an unrelated note, it's strange too that Apple seem to have given up on marketing and started in a downwards spiral since Jobs died. I've never been a fan of Apple but they seem to have completely lost it now.

    Maybe it's mere coincidence, but I can't help but feel both companies have been left in the hands of people who just don't understand their own products appeal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LosOjos View Post
    It's funny how MS seem to be like a lost puppy excitedly chasing their tail since Bill left. We all knew Balmer was crazy!

    In an unrelated note, it's strange too that Apple seem to have given up on marketing and started in a downwards spiral since Jobs died. I've never been a fan of Apple but they seem to have completely lost it now.

    Maybe it's mere coincidence, but I can't help but feel both companies have been left in the hands of people who just don't understand their own products appeal.
    aye their vpp for ipad apps is rediculously complicated makes ms licensing look simple i swear they looked at ms licensing and thought we can make it worse

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    I think the lunacy is spreading TBH as everyone goes mobile crazy. MS with Metro tells it's own story, Apple wishing they could do the same giving rise to the new iOS and the largest Linux distro Ubuntu went utterly mental and threw most of it's toys out the pram to shove Unity in our faces (I've used it, I hate it).

    Now we have Mozilla jumping on the mobile bandwagon, Ubuntu again and even Facebook are trying to get in on grabbing a slice of OS pie. Imagine a world where your computer's basic functions are run by Zuckerburg and co....

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    Microsofts general problem is they don't know who they are supposed to be competing against. Is Sony/Nintendo for gaming? Is it Apple/Google for TV and mobile? Is it Google/Yahoo for the Internet? Is it Oracle/VMWare for virtualisation? Is it Amazon in the cloud? Is it Software as a Service?

    They fighting too many battles on too many fronts and have forgotten their core markets along the way. I can see MS starting to loose their grip in the corporate world now. I can't remember where I read this, but I certainly agree, Microsoft should have been broken up into separate companies years ago.

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