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#22801 MysterD   39 Year Old Birthday Toaster (Oct. 25th) CAGiversary!   25646 Posts   Joined 16.5 Years Ago  

Posted 04 January 2015 - 06:09 PM

Is there some kind of conspiracy going on w/ digital retailers + the publishers?

 

Humble Bundles, Steam X-Mas Sales, Gamersgate, and numerous sales of late have been....pretty lame.



#22802 asheskitty  

asheskitty

Posted 04 January 2015 - 06:17 PM

Can anyone here tell me to do spoilers ? :dunce:

 

Quote and inspect



#22803 Syntax Error   Art School Dropout CAGiversary!   11108 Posts   Joined 8.0 Years Ago  

Syntax Error

Posted 04 January 2015 - 06:31 PM

Spoiler

 

You don't need to use plain text mode.  You can type [.spoiler] [./spoiler] (no period) into WYSIWYG mode and it works just fine.  Same with [.center] [./center]



#22804 MysterD   39 Year Old Birthday Toaster (Oct. 25th) CAGiversary!   25646 Posts   Joined 16.5 Years Ago  

Posted 04 January 2015 - 06:39 PM

 

Quote and inspect

We need one loaded w/ video game spoilers. ;)



#22805 Detruire   Would have finished the dark skin first CAGiversary!   5437 Posts   Joined 7.6 Years Ago  

Posted 04 January 2015 - 06:42 PM

You don't need to use plain text mode.  You can type [.spoiler] [./spoiler] (no period) into WYSIWYG mode and it works just fine.  Same with [.center] [./center]

And every other bit of standard BBCode.



#22806 MysterD   39 Year Old Birthday Toaster (Oct. 25th) CAGiversary!   25646 Posts   Joined 16.5 Years Ago  

Posted 04 January 2015 - 06:43 PM

And every other bit of standard BBCode.

CAG 3.0 needs to upgrade to Toaster.Net Code.



#22807 indef  

Posted 04 January 2015 - 06:47 PM



Quote and inspect


Are custom spoilers broken on mobile CAG or am I suffering from some unexplainable operator error?

#22808 Syntax Error   Art School Dropout CAGiversary!   11108 Posts   Joined 8.0 Years Ago  

Syntax Error

Posted 04 January 2015 - 06:52 PM

Is there some kind of conspiracy going on w/ digital retailers + the publishers?

 

Humble Bundles, Steam X-Mas Sales, Gamersgate, and numerous sales of late have been....pretty lame.

 

I've been saying for a year or so now that I think the "deep discount" era is closing.  I think that everyone was looking short term at the "But we sell so many more copies at 75% off!" revenue and is now getting stung by the consumer expectation that games will be 75% off in six months so buying early is stupid.  So they're pulling back from the discounts to try and get people out of the "75% or bust" mindset, especially on newer titles.

 

Way back a few years ago, someone from Origin talked about deep discounts devaluing their IPs and everyone mocked him and pointed to the publishers saying how great their sales were at cut-rate pricing.  I've a feeling that a couple years of that has started to vindicate the opinions on the EA guy.

 

No evidence for this or anything but it would explain why sales in general have seemed weaker the past year or so.



#22809 Tjee  

Posted 04 January 2015 - 07:02 PM

Yep.

 



#22810 Too Damn High   Seasonal FAKECAG CAGiversary!   531 Posts   Joined 6.5 Years Ago  

Too Damn High

Posted 04 January 2015 - 07:08 PM

I've got an Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee Humble gift up for grabs. First person to quote this whom I recognize gets it. JFlux98s need not apply.



#22811 eugaet   1d20 to save vs CAG CAGiversary!   3629 Posts   Joined 14.7 Years Ago  

Posted 04 January 2015 - 07:15 PM

I've got an Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee Humble gift up for grabs. First person to quote this whom I recognize gets it. JFlux98s need not apply.

I've been around for years, but not as active lately. Not sure if you'd recognize me or not. ;)



#22812 TwelveVolt   Nobody from Nowhere CAGiversary!   2375 Posts   Joined 12.9 Years Ago  

TwelveVolt

Posted 04 January 2015 - 07:16 PM

I've got an Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee Humble gift up for grabs. First person to quote this whom I recognize gets it. JFlux98s need not apply.

What about JFlux99?  :-



#22813 Too Damn High   Seasonal FAKECAG CAGiversary!   531 Posts   Joined 6.5 Years Ago  

Too Damn High

Posted 04 January 2015 - 07:17 PM

I've been around for years, but not as active lately. Not sure if you'd recognize me or not. ;)

PM sent!



#22814 eugaet   1d20 to save vs CAG CAGiversary!   3629 Posts   Joined 14.7 Years Ago  

Posted 04 January 2015 - 07:18 PM

PM sent!

Thanks!



#22815 Malkan   No, ALL! CAGiversary!   1071 Posts   Joined 6.1 Years Ago  

Posted 04 January 2015 - 07:22 PM

Are custom spoilers broken on mobile CAG or am I suffering from some unexplainable operator error?


It's been like that for me since they made an update a few months ago. Normal spoiler tags work though.

#22816 gilby   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   4946 Posts   Joined 7.9 Years Ago  

Posted 04 January 2015 - 09:12 PM

You don't need to use plain text mode.  You can type [.spoiler] [./spoiler] (no period) into WYSIWYG mode and it works just fine.  Same with [.center] [./center]

Good to know.

 

I've been saying for a year or so now that I think the "deep discount" era is closing.  I think that everyone was looking short term at the "But we sell so many more copies at 75% off!" revenue and is now getting stung by the consumer expectation that games will be 75% off in six months so buying early is stupid.  So they're pulling back from the discounts to try and get people out of the "75% or bust" mindset, especially on newer titles.

 

Way back a few years ago, someone from Origin talked about deep discounts devaluing their IPs and everyone mocked him and pointed to the publishers saying how great their sales were at cut-rate pricing.  I've a feeling that a couple years of that has started to vindicate the opinions on the EA guy.

 

No evidence for this or anything but it would explain why sales in general have seemed weaker the past year or so.

Makes sense.  We saw Amazon basically abandon PC download sales, Blink start up with huge promises and quickly sputter to a halt, and Gamersgate having even worse sales after the oops discount ended contrary to expectations all pretty much at the same time.



#22817 Souffrir   Eternally Training CAG CAGiversary!   5004 Posts   Joined 7.6 Years Ago  

Posted 04 January 2015 - 09:14 PM

That reminds me, taking and posting food selfies is a feature in Sims 4.


I Fuck ing hate those pictures. Even my parents do it and then use Whatsapp to send it to the rest of the family.

Yeah, I'm old.

#22818 MysterD   39 Year Old Birthday Toaster (Oct. 25th) CAGiversary!   25646 Posts   Joined 16.5 Years Ago  

Posted 04 January 2015 - 09:18 PM

Good to know.

 

Makes sense.  We saw Amazon basically abandon PC download sales, Blink start up with huge promises and quickly sputter to a halt, and Gamersgate having even worse sales after the oops discount ended contrary to expectations all pretty much at the same time.

So I guess the next question is - when are Nuuvum's sales gonna start sucking? :(



#22819 DrR0Ck   Grammar Ass CAGiversary!   1834 Posts   Joined 14.0 Years Ago  

Posted 04 January 2015 - 09:27 PM

So I guess the next question is - when are Nuuvum's sales gonna start sucking? :(

It was going to be good for a while, but you just jinxed it.  Thanks a lot!



#22820 Foxhack   Bad Hombre CAGiversary!   8802 Posts   Joined 14.1 Years Ago  

Posted 04 January 2015 - 09:27 PM

So I guess the next question is - when are Nuuvum's sales gonna start sucking? :(

They already do thanks to some annoying publishers and their stupid Brazil-only sales policies.



#22821 Malkan   No, ALL! CAGiversary!   1071 Posts   Joined 6.1 Years Ago  

Posted 04 January 2015 - 09:32 PM

So I guess the next question is - when are Nuuvum's sales gonna start sucking? :(


Gaben will just set up an embargo with Brazil if it gets too popular.

#22822 Motoki   Big Fish Grandma CAGiversary!   16775 Posts   Joined 8.9 Years Ago  

Posted 04 January 2015 - 09:57 PM

I Fuck ing hate those pictures. Even my parents do it and then use Whatsapp to send it to the rest of the family.

Yeah, I'm old.

 

You know some shit's jumped the shark when old people start doing it.

 

And I think we all know at least one of those food selfie types.

 

NO! Don't eat yet! I need to take a picture first.

 

So I guess the next question is - when are Nuuvum's sales gonna start sucking? :(

They already do thanks to some annoying publishers and their stupid Brazil-only sales policies.

 

This.

 

The actual %s off are eh to decent, but nothing amazing. It's the fact that you're buying from a 3rd world country, which is technically against their terms of use, that makes the deals seem so much more amazing.

 

The sales themselves probably won't lessen because they're already so-so by Brazil standards in many cases. There will just end up being more regional restrictions blocking non-S. Americans out more likely.

 

So it's probably in people's best interests to not announce they are non South Americans buying from them, although Reddit is way more high profile and easy to spot than this place. Here you really have to dig through replies to find anything if you're not a regular.



#22823 Foxhack   Bad Hombre CAGiversary!   8802 Posts   Joined 14.1 Years Ago  

Posted 04 January 2015 - 10:02 PM

The actual %s off are eh to decent, but nothing amazing. It's the fact that you're buying from a 3rd world country, which is technically against their terms of use, that makes the deals seem so much more amazing.

"Você também confirma estar situado na América do Sul, onde a Nuuvem possui direito de distribuição digital sobre os games em seu catálogo."

 

Gaben thinks I'm in South America so it's A-OK.



#22824 eulogywerd21   Jesus wept CAGiversary!   3653 Posts   Joined 11.2 Years Ago  

eulogywerd21

Posted 04 January 2015 - 10:23 PM

Do any regular CAGs want a code for Lara Croft GoL All the Trappings Challenge pack? 1st quote gets it.

 

Edit:

 



#22825 Too Damn High   Seasonal FAKECAG CAGiversary!   531 Posts   Joined 6.5 Years Ago  

Too Damn High

Posted 04 January 2015 - 10:28 PM

Do any regular CAGs want a code for Lara Croft GoL All the Trappings Challenge pack? 1st quote gets it.

Yes, please.



#22826 MysterD   39 Year Old Birthday Toaster (Oct. 25th) CAGiversary!   25646 Posts   Joined 16.5 Years Ago  

Posted 04 January 2015 - 11:03 PM

After a little over 46 hours, Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag's SIngle-Player Campaign is now in the books.

Fantastic game. Best AC in quite a while, if you ask me - since AC2 + ACB.



#22827 Preedatore   Hamburger Thread CAGiversary!   1533 Posts   Joined 9.1 Years Ago  

Posted 04 January 2015 - 11:07 PM

Got some great Mexican pricing on some blackberries and made blackberry pancakes for dinner. Come at me Gaben!

#22828 eulogywerd21   Jesus wept CAGiversary!   3653 Posts   Joined 11.2 Years Ago  

eulogywerd21

Posted 04 January 2015 - 11:14 PM

After a little over 46 hours, Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag's SIngle-Player Campaign is now in the books.

Fantastic game. Best AC in quite a while, if you ask me - since AC2 + ACB.

Got some great Mexican pricing on some blackberries and made blackberry pancakes for dinner. Come at me Gaben!

 

Congratulations! You're both EPIC and your custom plaques are in the mail.

 

Up to 2 to 3 weeks.



#22829 MysterD   39 Year Old Birthday Toaster (Oct. 25th) CAGiversary!   25646 Posts   Joined 16.5 Years Ago  

Posted 04 January 2015 - 11:37 PM

Congratulations! You're both EPIC and your custom plaques are in the mail.

 

Up to 2 to 3 weeks.

Thanks.

I will look forward to adding it to my collection of plaques, trophies, and medals.



#22830 The End   America's Sweetheart CAGiversary!   6230 Posts   Joined 15.8 Years Ago  

Posted 04 January 2015 - 11:41 PM

You're not even gonna ask him how he knows where you live?