Comments on Profile Post by AureliusofPhoenix

  1. Walpknut
    Walpknut
    Because it's two niche genres.
    Sep 10, 2019
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  2. AureliusofPhoenix
    AureliusofPhoenix
    Well yeah, but you’d think that rather than scraping the bottom of the mainstream barrel they’d want to at least try a niche, unsaturated market.
    Sep 10, 2019
  3. Walpknut
    Walpknut
    I don't think you understand what mainstream means.
    Sep 10, 2019
  4. AureliusofPhoenix
    AureliusofPhoenix
    I don’t think you understand what it means to not be a pedantic cunt, but I love you anyways.
    Sep 10, 2019
  5. Risewild
    Risewild
    It's because... scraping the mainstream barrel will generate millions in profit, while niche genres will generate pocket change for big companies... or they might even lose money.
    Sep 10, 2019
  6. AureliusofPhoenix
    AureliusofPhoenix
    Absolutely, but when you’re a multibillion dollar industry, you can fucking afford to take a sparing risk, I think. It’s like Hollywood rehashing the same shit over and over. You can afford to try something fucking new, so DO IT.
    Sep 10, 2019
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  7. Risewild
    Risewild
    But today gaming and movie industries are based on risk. If it's risky, they wont try it.

    That is why most movies and games are just the same these days. They have to follow the formula.

    It's the age of "not innovating"... It sucks.
    Sep 10, 2019
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  8. Squadcar
    Squadcar
    (not real numbers)
    It's a lot safer to make 50 million reliably than risking loss for something that MIGHT get 75 million.
    Sep 10, 2019
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  9. AureliusofPhoenix
    AureliusofPhoenix
    I value innovation over safety, but then I’m a journalist, not a business exec. I see the world in the optimistic terms of what we CAN do, not the pessimistic terms of what we POSSIBLY can’t.
    Sep 10, 2019
  10. Squadcar
    Squadcar
    Most people who appreciate artistic endeavors will enjoy someone trying something new. Multimillion dollar companies will not enjoy it so much.
    Sep 10, 2019
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  11. AureliusofPhoenix
    AureliusofPhoenix
    “Hey, so uh, Jim, I have this really cool classic RPG about a serial killer going to Hell and having to break his way out.”

    “Does it fit with the chart?”

    “N-no, it’s a new idea.”

    “Is it an FPS?”

    “No, it’s an isometric RPG”

    “Congratulations, you’ve earned a raise Rick!”

    “Really?”

    “No, pack your fucking bags and get out of my office!”
    Sep 10, 2019