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  1. I created this thread because another thread here was turning out into a glorified chit chat thread. Still the conversation deserves a change to keep going but not there as it's going way off topic and that thread has run it's course. So i'll be moving said conversation here for it to continue as it's an interesting topic i'd like to participate in aswell, always nice to remanence about the good old days. So @Kane99, @Heatman @Clasher and @Justin11 feel free to continue said conversation here and for anybody else feel free to chimp in with your favourite gaming memories when you were younger.
    4 points
  2. Guild politicking is a fairly big thing. I've been in numerous scenarios, not as dramatic as I'd like to make them sound from robbing guild banks, staging coups, running guilds and moderating merger efforts. The thing about most MMO systems is they're not democratic, and do bear with me as most of my experience is with World of Warcraft. Barring vote-kicking (democracy), it's usually meritocracy (rankings/ratings/gear), plutocracies (having the most money), or dictatorships (developers and guild masters) which governs the game's systems. It was particularly interesting in guilds: you can't outvote a guild master, the game doesn't recognise anyone but them to be the sole authority. Staging a coup won't work because they don't have to step down, and Game Masters (customer support) can't and won't take any action unless it's in very specific cases, usually regarding the guild bank or abuse. Guild Mergers were a fun time too, but 'merger' puts one-in-a-million of such occurances too professionally. As Preach Gaming once put it: "what I have seen work is a guild 'merge' where under the same title, where five people join thirty people and they fucking... join their guild." He goes on to say quite adequately, "just look at the UK right now: we have a co-Prime Minister... nope. Not really. There's only one guy who got to shake the Queen's hand, right?" Ironically that coalition between the Conservatives and the Liberal Democrats was (unofficially) shortened down to Con-Dem, which if it needs spelling out sounds a lot like 'condemned'. Let that speak to any prospects of guild mergers. Beyond that, I can't think of many examples of politics coming about in MMOs. It's mostly ramblings in Trade Chat that, let's face it, won't go anywhere because it's happening in a video game chat channel, and guilds tend to have a rule about no politics in chat. And then proceed to ignore it. Sounds a lot like EVE Online. Yep, that's EVE Online, or "Spreadsheet Simulator" as it's affectionately known! 🤑
    3 points
  3. That is a slightly ironic post given that the AC series are both published and developed by Ubisoft, as in there not separate companies doing both things. In other words, the AC series is independently published, so technically they are indie games. I know what you mean by indie games though, don't get me wrong, but I just find it interesting how people through that term around without really understanding what it means
    3 points
  4. This is getting back into chat-style messages with little content, and is talking about the used console/games market which doesn't really have anything to do with the topic at hand, nor do the companies making the games really care about it any more. If you want to discuss the used games market, that's a topic I'm more than happy see discussed elsewhere. The question remains the same: how do you feel about paying full price for new versions of games you have already bought? I'd like to read the opinions of those who haven't already contributed to this topic, or something not already said pertaining to the topic by those who have contributed.
    2 points
  5. I'll say now that tagging every comment was and is too much, and I apologise for handling this in the way I have. But I'm not going to be grateful for threads that don't say much of anything to begin with. It's one thing to not respond to comments, that's fine: many a time I'm satisfied with answers that I'm given in the few threads I create; but this thread doesn't begin to pose a quality question. There's nothing to bounce off of, it just encourages listing things for points. That is your want, but don't be surprised if you're asked to elaborate (which I do of all users creating threads that don't have any commentary of their own). This forum exists for discussion which this thread - nor the four others I've commented on - doesn't promote. If you have the time to make five threads, you have the time to make at least one where you can lead the discussion with examples. And again, I know you can given your Ask Nebulous thread. All I'm asking for is in addition to the information you've posted is perhaps a reason why you want to know, or what your own opinions are. VGR has a major problem with post farming, leading to conversation resulting in only two parties clogging up the thread, and points being so inflated that only so many users can realistically bid on prizes. Now I hope I'm wrong about you being one of those people, but I would like to see that for myself. In future, and I ask this of all users however long they've been here, please can we try to improve the quality of discussion in the opening comments?
    2 points
  6. @Heatman thanks for telling me that, although I'm used to linking to stuff from where I found them because there are some people like me that like to read stuff. 😅 also I'm used to reddit. Uhhh, I think I may have played text based mmorpg's or MUD's, a few years back... so that might explain "some" of my behavior. But yeah, other people prefer watching vs reading stuff, so... thanks again. 😁
    2 points
  7. Yeah videogames (and movies) pretty much taught me English at an early age , it also helped me to think outside of the box and come up with solutions that others wouldn't probably think about in the past. As @Justin11 and @Heatman above said it also helped me with my driving skills and reacting skills when driving. I'm also from believe that gaming can be benefitial for your mental health because it's supposed to make you happy
    2 points
  8. I started gaming at 3 years old and I've been gaming for 3 decades now so there's not harm in starting them off with very simple games at that age. I started playing Duck Hunt shooting a duck with the gun accessor...Okay so maybe that's not the best example but you get the point 🤣.
    2 points
  9. This has nothing to do with political correctness, just... correctness. Most games, especially in the AAA scene, are developed by one company and published by another. The relationship is comparable to a recording artist (the developer) and a record label (the publisher). For example, Battlefield is developed by Dice and published by donkey shit... I mean EA. An indie game is a game that has been independantly published by the same company who developed it without a third party publisher. That's whare the term "indie" comes from, it's an abbreviation. That single company can be a company of just one person in a shed or a cooperation employing thousands, the scale is is irrelevant. So you can come up a list indie games and include the aforementioned AC Series, GTA4, Skyrim, Fallout 3, FIFA, The Witcher series and Cyberpunk 2077 and nobody would be able to argue with you as those games are all published by the same companies that made them.
    2 points
  10. Mechanically, yes. If you want to look at the failings of politics in MMOs one needs only look at two systems: vote-kicking and the game's economy. New World was the latest game to screw up the latter, which Josh Strife Hayes has talked about in enough detail to show the worst MMO economy I've ever seen. In other games, and I'm terribly sorry for derailing this subject, but Ben 'Yahtzee' Croshaw did a presentation on factions in video games wherein he discusses how if there's only two they're either fascists or nutters; if there's a third option it falls into what I call Roberts' Trident: when a video game presents a third option, the middle one is the best. Without having really any experience myself, going exclusively off memes, it just seems to be a game where you're spending a lot of time watching the stock market, auction houses, rather than doing spaceship things and getting swallowed up by player-run trade consortiums.
    2 points
  11. Seems like i never replied to this thread but overhyped and overrated i'd call both terms equally bad for a videogame or for any product for the matter. From personal experience those terms are usually associated and used by people who have no clue what they are talking about, you know those idiots who can't form an oppinion by themselves and take every word somebody else tell them for granted. Offcourse it's way easier to jump on the bandwagon and slam a product that is selling well and becomes populair instead of trying it out for themselves and see what it is like and maybe get an oppinion of there own. Don't know where the above came from but it irritates the hell out of me, when i see somebody slamming on a game or a franchise they have barely or even never played because somebody else told them it was shit.
    2 points
  12. I think this is a positive note to end on. I'll lock this thread unless the moderation team deems it unnecessary, as I'm of the opinion it's run its course and risks points farming. Thanks to everyone for their contributions, and if you are affected by the topics raised in this thread please seek professional help where possible.
    2 points
  13. What are the worst business decisions you've ever seen? Blockbuster passing on Netflix has to be up there.
    1 point
  14. Blockbuster passing up on Netflix looks really dumb now, but at the time, it didn’t look that crazy. I think Netflix was still only a mail order rental place, and who thought streaming would displace rental stores that quickly? I think K-Mart buying Sears was dumb, it was a company on life support and bought another struggling company, and it ended up speeding up the decline of both.
    1 point
  15. Empire

    Alone in the Dark

    Not gonna lie this does not look good at all and the fact resident evil 4, 5 and 6 are listed as influences does not give me high hopes either
    1 point
  16. Empire

    Solo and multiplayer

    Prey. Highly recommend. Great story with different endings. Good replayabilty with a bunch of side quests and skill trees to unlock. Many different weapons and abilities to find and many different (and very interesting) enemies to fight. Great game if you like sci-fi, skill trees, side quests, stealth, secrets, and a bit of suspense. Also if you into building and trying to live then valheim is another great game you can do as a single-player
    1 point
  17. Clasher

    Alone in the Dark

    I actually only Played the first release of Alone in the dark and I didn't get to play other names off the series. A remake gives room to explore other possibilities of the Game and I am seriously intrigued by what other features that could be put into this game. Survival horror is my forte so I am definitely looking forward to this particular game.
    1 point
  18. I thought of this after commenting on another topic. You know how some people, mostly adults and the elderly like to say "Gaming is a waste of time", "Why don't you do something more productive", or "Gaming is for kids" etc. I still hear these excuses about how people think video games are below them or something. Yet someone will watch 90 day fiance on repeat. I just find it highly hypocritical to call someone's hobby a waste of time. Like nah man, I enjoy video games as much as you enjoy binging your favorite shows and watching your favorite trilogies or hell, reading that novel before you head to bed. I hate when I hear people say that, because they sound so dumb. Today, gaming is one of the biggest things in the world. From streamers, esports players and casual gamers, gaming has grown to become a billion dollar industry. It kinda reminds me how people thought gaming was a fad or a gimmick back in the 80s. Now days people are working in gaming, streaming, playing in tournaments for millions of dollars and more. What do you guys think though? Do you hate when people say this stuff to you about video games? Do you ever respond with quips like "Well you watch tv all day"?
    1 point
  19. I'm always very careful with clicking on links to avoid getting caught up with shit. Next time, you can easily have the video on YouTube link embedded in your post. It's a lot safer. Since the update came with a YouTube video, it works even better for more clarity. For those interested in watching the video without clicking the link, here it is.
    1 point
  20. Damn!!! I have just been schooled here now with this further explanation on what the said term "Indie Game" truly meant. I must confess that I was among those who used the term without fully understanding it. With that being said, @Shaggerthanks for the education. Adding to your sense of humour, I just picked up a new name for EA - Donkey Shit 😂!!
    1 point
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  22. The Elder Scrolls Online had shown why a good actor does not necessarily equate to a good voice actor. Direction and editing are important also. It's really people with distinctive voices that I'd like to see. Bryan Cranston booms with his ordinary speaking voice and has a great gravelly voice. When he played the cancer-suffering Walter White, he was incredibly convincing with his coughing and spluttering, projecting the sounds he makes. He's really well suited for it. Toby Longworth has done some video game work which I've not heard for myself (namely Penultimo of Tropico, and some voices in A Machine for Pigs), but he has a good range of accents as heard in his audiobooks. Having listened to Warhammer 40,000's Gaunt's Ghosts novels, I love the voices he has for each of the troopers. He'd do well in the upcoming Darktide game, or really just about any Warhammer game. Speaking of audiobooks, any of the classic Doctors who are still alive and are capable of voice work from Doctor Who. Colin Baker and Sylvester McCoy were great on screen and fully committed to their characters in the audio adventures. Maggie Stables who played Evelyn Smythe, and Sophie Aldred who played Ace, would be great additions to video game casting too. Finally Charles Dance. I could listen to him narrate paint drying.
    1 point
  23. Adding difficultly options wouldn't be a bad idea so that for beginners they could get to adapt to the game more slowly as opposed to starting at a already difficult level, you could go from beginner and as you advance you go higher in level.
    1 point
  24. Now this is something to look out for. I hope it's not just a copy of RE2 with a new title, atleast some new features to spice it up would be great. I would check out for more information about this game.
    1 point
  25. DC

    Ask DC

    Not waiting, just haven't found what I am looking for. No rush.
    1 point
  26. I made the post quoted below on this thread quite a while ago that sums up a lot of my feelings on this: To take it further, those people do have a point. Face it, playing video game's isn't productive. You'll never cure cancer or solve world hunger by sitting on your couch with a controller in your hand, but the same is also true of playing golf, watching TV or sitting by a riverbank with a stick getting piss ass drunk (Apparently, it's called "fishing", but as far as I know that's all you do). These things, like gaming, are called past times for a reason. The clue is in the name, they are literally ways to pass the time and nothing more. They are nothing practical, profitable nor helpful to anyone, it's just leisure. So the next person who talks down to you for being a gamer as an adult, ask them what thier hobbies are and if they answer with literally anything, they're hypocrites. If they answer with nothing, feel desperately sorry for them, but feel vindicated as you are the one with a soul.
    1 point
  27. Call of duty is one of the biggest game franchises today, it would be stupid on microsoft their part to go exclusive with the cod franchise when there is a lot of money to be made on a competitors platform, not only that but microsoft would piss a lot of people off with on that is never a good thing. Besides the costs of making a cod game would be impossible to recoup if they would go the exclusive route. You know this is kind of a weird one, microsoft are in a strong position to negotiate a new deal for future games but you know anything goes these days. Like i wouldn't be suprised if we start seeing xbox exclusive go to playstation and vice versa if something like horizon or days gone would end up on a xbox console sooner or later or halo on a playstation console, Mlb the show is already on xbox consoles so you never know. This is an interesting quote front the article and validates my point that microsoft isn't really interested in keeping things exclusive all that much. So nah wouldn't worry too much about Cod being xbox/pc exclusive, probably won't happen as microsoft will want to start making money of their activision-blizzard aquisition.
    1 point
  28. Depends on the boss battle really. There are some games that have some unruly bosses you have to deal with. While others are kinda tame and easy to get through. For me, the boss battle can be boring, annoying, too hard, and so on. There has been games like Beyond Good and Evil, that have an end boss I just hate. The end boss for that game, made you fight with your controls switched to the opposite direction. I told this story here before, but leading up to this boss battle, I saved at a point where I couldn't get anymore health items and was stuck with lower health. Due to this, I was technically screwed, as i didn't have enough health to beat it. Well I did, but I just sucked at it. So I gave up on the game because of it lol. With boss battles, I like them to be possible at least. I don't mind them being a bit tough, but damn, give me a chance at the least. Another game that comes to mind is Dark Souls with its difficulty. But I'd say the bosses aren't always the toughest, some of the smaller enemies can be a pain in your ass. But yeah, boss battles tend to suck in a lot of games, but there are some that do the boss battle good.
    1 point
  29. It's been my experience that autistic people are often far more intelligent than the rest of the population. Brilliant in some cases. I'm not saying be proud of a disability. I'm in a wheelchair, and I fucking hate it. But it is what it is. I'm also dumb as a god damn rock. I edit and re-edit my posts probably a dozen times before I post them, as I know I've said something moronic somewhere in them. Most of the time, my brain is only for moving my limbs. I drop it somewhere just about every day, and just have to hope I find it before the frickin' dogs eat it.
    1 point
  30. I'll apologise for the tone of this post as I'm hot and bothered, but not the message. Let's improve the quality of our contributions to this thread, and all others, please. I could see this working as a Telltale game given the amount of close calls the characters come to arrest, death or just having identities discovered. It was particularly interesting for Walter 'Heisenberg' White to maintain his civilian identity given he's married, his brother-in-law works in the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) and he's a school teacher with one of his students being a meth dealer. The problem about the game is that it's done all it needs to do: any other arcs can and will be covered in a spin-off TV show because the Breaking Bad universe is too big to not capitalise on. So what would the game do differently? A fully digitised New Mexico? OK, but that's not going to work with the story of the show. With Jesse Pinkman on the run? What's he going to do that he didn't in El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie didn't? We go around shooting people as Mike Ehrmantraut? If he's not old, he's not Mike Ehrmantraut. There is a case for a Breaking Bad video game, but the immediate answers are the ones we're not going to get. I bet we'll get something like a Narcos-style game: isometric tactical raids on Los Pollos Hermanos, or a Tropico-style management sim with meth. He. Vince Gilligan. It says it in the title of the article and in Kane99's original comment. How will it be better by not being a Grand Theft Auto clone? What sort of game would you like to see Breaking Bad adapted into? That's pretty much how we got the games we do today. We wouldn't have Roguelikes/lites without Rogue. We'd have no Call of Duty without Doom. We'd have no Elder Scrolls without Ultima. We wouldn't have Grand Theft Auto without the Miami Vice game of '86. 'Cloning' in this instance does not mean a 1:1 copy; most users here mean 'clone' to mean an open world game set in the Breaking Bad universe, likely with a lot of gunplay and vehicle physics. Please could you elaborate on this comment? What makes you think what they "do or do not" "might be an epic or great result?" What is your opinion based upon?
    1 point
  31. I cant really see Breaking bad as a videogame, maybe like an interactic novel. GTA is more about parody, dark humor and overall violence and action and BB is more about the story itself, there is very little relation other than drug activity. Maybe it was a good thing that it was never released
    1 point
  32. Oooh I like that idea. I believe some games do exactly that, they figure out your playstyle and what mistakes you make and will sometimes use them against you. I know it's not necessarily the same, but look at Left 4 Dead for example. I think they had some of the best AI, because when things are slow, they sometimes ramp it up. The AI is also random, so each time you play, it's not always the same way. Hordes come out at different times, tanks will spawn in whenever the hell they want to, or when you're going too slow. I wish more games utilized the Left 4 Dead AI, because I think it could create some unique experiences.
    1 point
  33. I think that's a misconception on the part of Justin, though I haven't used the VR headset I know for a certain that you aren't confined to a space because how on Earth are you going to be able control the characters that way.
    1 point
  34. I'm not sure this would actually work to a game's benefit. Putting the practical problems with this aside like having to hire an army of voice actors, having characters voiced also limits what dialogue they can actually have. Look at Fallout 4 for example. Yes, it was kind of cool to have the protagonist fully voiced for the first time in the series, but the dialogue itself was not nearly as diverse and, creative and fun as it had been in pervious games in the series and that had a detrimental effect on the role play experience. I don't think I'm being just some old nerd by suggesting that reading your role-plying character's dialogue my even be better than having it voiced as you can let yourself hear whatever voice you want as you read it, you can feel more connected to the character that way.
    1 point
  35. Yes I agree with you 100%. I hate when games just up the health of an enemy, but don't change anything else about them. Like Shagger said, in Horizon Zero Dawn, they make the AI smarter as you choose a higher difficulty. I think in Hitman it's similar, in that they add more enemies in the map, and also make it tougher to get away because their vision cones are a lot bigger. On top of that, if you're shot, or you use clothes from a person who was shot, the enemies will take notice of that and will get suspicious. I like when games higheten the AI to being a bit smarter about the situation. But, I also found that in Hitman, you can pop off a few shots and run in front of the enemies if you want haha. I guess this is a method to speed running. Anyway, I think games like Dark Souls do AI the best. If they can replicate something like that with other games, I could see it being much better.
    1 point
  36. My issues with digital distribution are more on the console side. A lot of this can by “bypassed” on the PC side. If they remove a game from the store, you’re screwed, you’re not getting it back unless you jailbreak your console. The physical copies tend to go down in price a lot faster than digital. People gloat about PSN sales and how those prices are why they went digital, yet I’m sitting here owning those same games I got for the same price (or less) on disc a long time ago. it’s also crazy how I got some games a few years ago for $20 that are still being listed as $60 online.
    1 point
  37. Here is a fun article I just found about rdr2 “Red Dead Redemption 2 bug means even NPCs are leaving Red Dead Online” https://www.pcgamesn.com/red-dead-redemption-2/bug-red-dead-online
    1 point
  38. Of course, let's keep this on topic. In regards to 3D TVs are they even sold in most stores these days? I feel like the last time I bought a new TV, which was last summer, I didn't see any 3D TVs on the shelf, nor did I see any 3D glasses in store shelves. Do you guys see 3D TVs in stores anymore?
    1 point
  39. Justin11

    School reunions?

    Their have been so many invitations from my high school mates for get together stuffs, I turned them down due to my nature of gigs online and offline that doesn't give me much time. Since I have many of them at various social media, their is no much needs going to get together and catching up with them.
    1 point
  40. I remember what game it was. It was the Sonic twin pack, it included Sonic CD and the Sonic & Knuckles Collection, which included Sonic & Knuckles 3, Sonic & Knuckles, Sonic 3 & Knuckles. I remember the box it came in, had a cardboard block, that took up half the box, while the games came in a single jewel case. I always thought they would have included another set of discs, but nope. This is what it looked like:
    1 point
  41. Kane99

    General Gaming Discussion

    Eh I don't want to end up damaging my xbone in the process. I'm paranoid about opening it up and in turn causing damage. I could try, but I really don't want to risk it. Going to see if a simple vacuuming will work first. If not, maybe I'll try to get it cleaned up.
    1 point
  42. Currently fairly close to hitting 150k gamerscore myself, but the hunt and motivation went away for achievements as soon i hit 100k a few years back. If i diden't have to change gamertags because my girlfriend at the time paid for xbox live so i let her keep the id we both shared after we broke up, i'd probably have way more then that but eh it's just a number to me these days. It's so easy to boost your score if you're down with playing shit game after shit game these days that it doesen't even feel like an accomplishment anymore. Microsoft and sony really need to start thinking about overhauling their achievement and throphy system alltogether. There are two that always stuck with and that is in a game called Bullet witch where you would get 1 gamerscore for beating the game on hell mode which would unlock after you beat the game, by then you pretty much had every other achievement bar that 1 gamerscore, always tought that was a funny one. The other being in lollipop chainsaw where you had to try and look under the skirt of juliet if successfull you would unlock 5 gamerscore. Usually the best achievements are where you have to go out of your way to do something weird or achievements that encourage you to play in different styles that the gameplay has to offer.
    1 point
  43. Lol Ads could be annoying Especially when you are deeply engrossed in watching a content and then it suddenly comes up. I can't actually say it's a good thing for Netflix to bring on their screen play but if that's a more viable solution for them they could try it out.
    1 point
  44. WRC 8. After about 105 winless seasons on hard I'm playing on easy and dominating.
    1 point
  45. StaceyPowers

    Self Centered

    I am self-centered, in the sense of literally being focused on myself and my life experiences most of the time. If someone tells me a story, the first thing I do is think if I have any relevant experience through which I can understand it. This isn't the same as being selfish though. I just am the literal center of my own universe. It doesn't mean I think I'm the center of anyone else's.
    1 point
  46. True, the mediums are two different things. One is a sport you sit down and use your hands and eyes. Sports in general uses way more. As well, we call golfers athletes, and all they do is smack a small ball around with a stick. So maybe they can be considered athletes in their own regard.
    1 point
  47. This is starting to go around in circles now. Let's assume for the moment that Netflix starts making bigger budget titles: what would we want to see them make? I for one don't know much about the world of Stranger Things, but I'd like to play in that setting's open world a la Deadly Premonition. It may require some creative liberties for the action-oriented audiences who want to fight things every now and again, but otherwise a kids-on-bikes detective style game might well work. I'd also like a Lucifer game in the Telltale style: compelling people to tell the truth for better or worse, managing work-life balance, solving crimes and guyliner galore. The Wolf Among Us has shown it can be done well enough, and I don't think it would break the bank (which sort of goes against the original question, my apologies).
    1 point
  48. If there have been any they would've been discussed a very long time ago. The toys-to-life craze ended quite a while ago, but I still enjoy talking about them and what could have been. Were I a lot less environmentally conscious I'd probably be glad to hear news of their return if that were to happen. It appears that won't be the case, seeing as there's no word on Guitar Hero - the fantastic plastic before TTL - coming back yet. I'd bought practically all of the Skylanders games but didn't have a phone compatible for the mobile games, which only used the codes that came in the boxes with the stickers and Top Trumps-like cards. They were the best out of the 'big three', the other two being Disney Something or Other, and Lego Dimensions. Disney didn't really offer much to me, bearing in mind I was in my early 20s and I wouldn't have much joy with it as a child because sandbox gameplay was never really my thing. As for Lego it was too much effort setting up the portal, but the game itself pretty decent. It's more Lego for those who want it, now with actual Lego. I do still own a lot of my figures, which I've kept in case I play D&D with them one day, or some other purpose. But would I like them to make a comeback? ...no. As much as I like physical media, toys like this which aren't really built or made to last that long shouldn't be made. I appreciate that they're a drop in the ocean (no pun intended) compared to the other environmental impacts of plastic in our waters, but the less there is the better. If TTL have to stop existing to help that, so be it. I will say that at least Nintendo characters are recognisable and have developed a fan following. You could have one on your desk and say "oh, that's so-and-so, from this-and-that." But even then they would mostly gather dust once you'd linked it to your device/game. Plus they were decently modelled, and didn't have elaborate designs that made for poor machine-painting. Amen. It was like the plastic instrument phases: everyone loved them... until they didn't, and it came to the point where - among other collectable tat with physical media, Ubisoft being the worst for this - stores simply stopped taking them because they didn't have the room for it. My local CeX would only take the games, not the instruments because it was that bad. Not even charity shops were picking them up in my area, including the one I worked at for a while. I agree with oversaturation, even Skylanders alone struggled to stand on its own two feet with the amount of releases it had and staggered content. People just couldn't afford multiple of these games, even when they were in their final days selling the larger gimmicky figures 3 for £15 (given they were £15+ per figure on release). I found the games to be good, but not £60+ good on launch. What's left of the darkSpyro forum would like to have a word with you. 😅 Only joking. Missing those times greatly! In closing, I think I said everything I wanted to in this video about why they came and went. It's a fairly long unscripted talk, but it covers the various reasons why I think Skylanders at least struggled. The TL;DR for why Toys-to-Life struggled could be accurately summed up as "Activision-Blizzard," given their handling of Guitar Hero. However it's nice to talk about TTL in general and the specifics as to why they went down the portal of power. Thanks for this thread, Yaramaki. It's nice to look back on these things every now and again, and maybe their future with Amiibo still going.
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