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Re: Current video game being played

Postby Kaizer on Wed Sep 18, 2013 3:41 pm

Rylan wrote:
shafnutz05 wrote:I have accidentally fired my gun whilst trying to change the radio station half a dozen times already.


Lol I am sooo glad I am not the only one performing accidental murders.


after the first heist when franklin is in the strip club, i tried to check my phone, but instead kicked a bouncer in the nuts, three of them beat the crap out of me, then shot me in the head when i got to the car.
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Re: Current video game being played

Postby Shyster on Wed Sep 18, 2013 4:09 pm

Kaizer wrote:
Rylan wrote:
shafnutz05 wrote:I have accidentally fired my gun whilst trying to change the radio station half a dozen times already.

Lol I am sooo glad I am not the only one performing accidental murders.

after the first heist when franklin is in the strip club, i tried to check my phone, but instead kicked a bouncer in the nuts, three of them beat the crap out of me, then shot me in the head when i got to the car.

Wouldn't it be awesome to have this conversation in public in a crowded space? :lol:
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Re: Current video game being played

Postby tifosi77 on Wed Sep 18, 2013 4:45 pm

GTA V tops $800 million on day one
Rockstar's latest crime game posts largest sell-through launch revenues in Take-Two history

Grand Theft Auto V is officially off to the fastest start in series history. Take-Two Interactive today announced that the Rockstar-developed open-world crime game brought in more than $800 million worldwide in its first 24 hours on sale.

That's a record not just for the Grand Theft Auto franchise, but for Take-Two Interactive itself. And although Take-Two didn't claim it, that $800 million figure appears to be a new day-one record for the industry as a whole. Last November, Activision touted Call of Duty: Black Ops II as raking in $500 million in day-one revenues, surpassing Modern Warfare 3's $400 million+ total, which at the time was billed as the biggest one-day launch total ever in any entertainment medium.

It is estimated that the game cost........................ wait for it............................... ~$265 million to develop.

To put that into perspective, that dev budget is roughly equal to my company's entire gross revenue take for last year. (The U.S. office, that is)
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Re: Current video game being played

Postby Dickie Dunn on Wed Sep 18, 2013 4:54 pm

tifosi77 wrote:GTA V tops $800 million on day one
Rockstar's latest crime game posts largest sell-through launch revenues in Take-Two history

Grand Theft Auto V is officially off to the fastest start in series history. Take-Two Interactive today announced that the Rockstar-developed open-world crime game brought in more than $800 million worldwide in its first 24 hours on sale.

That's a record not just for the Grand Theft Auto franchise, but for Take-Two Interactive itself. And although Take-Two didn't claim it, that $800 million figure appears to be a new day-one record for the industry as a whole. Last November, Activision touted Call of Duty: Black Ops II as raking in $500 million in day-one revenues, surpassing Modern Warfare 3's $400 million+ total, which at the time was billed as the biggest one-day launch total ever in any entertainment medium.

It is estimated that the game cost........................ wait for it............................... ~$265 million to develop.

To put that into perspective, that dev budget is roughly equal to my company's entire gross revenue take for last year. (The U.S. office, that is)


But that $265 million is also in the same ballpark of the budget of blockbuster movies that it has just out grossed.
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Re: Current video game being played

Postby Letang Is The Truth on Wed Sep 18, 2013 4:58 pm

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Re: Current video game being played

Postby JS© on Wed Sep 18, 2013 5:34 pm

Did anybody get to the 39 year old single runner yet? That's every girl from back home that I know that runs. They really nailed the stereotype.
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Re: Current video game being played

Postby tifosi77 on Wed Sep 18, 2013 5:38 pm

Remember, that a movie studio has several ways to monetize the same product. Theatrical, TV, home video, etc. The video game has one shot to make money. And those blockuster movies are also funded by studios that are owned and otherwise backed by media companies that have tens of billions of dollars in revenue.

Take Two's revenue last year was just over $800 million. To make the movie analogy work, that would be the equivalent of Universal Studios greenlighting a film with a $1 billion budget.

For a developer/publisher to fund something at that level is unprecedented. It roughly doubles what was believed to be heretofore the most expensive dev budgets.
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Re: Current video game being played

Postby skullman80 on Wed Sep 18, 2013 5:43 pm

You can tell all the money they put into the game though. The game is fantastic. Every detail is accounted for.
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Re: Current video game being played

Postby MRandall25 on Wed Sep 18, 2013 5:54 pm

tifosi77 wrote:Remember, that a movie studio has several ways to monetize the same product. Theatrical, TV, home video, etc. The video game has one shot to make money. And those blockuster movies are also funded by studios that are owned and otherwise backed by media companies that have tens of billions of dollars in revenue.

Take Two's revenue last year was just over $800 million. To make the movie analogy work, that would be the equivalent of Universal Studios greenlighting a film with a $1 billion budget.

For a developer/publisher to fund something at that level is unprecedented. It roughly doubles what was believed to be heretofore the most expensive dev budgets.


The GTA series isn't your average video game, though. It combines the violence of an FPS (yes, I know it's in 3rd person), the driving engine of a racing game (yes, I know the driving physics are probably terrible), and the story line of a really in-depth RPG.

Basically, you're getting 3 games for the price of 1, and they're all combined into great presentation and stories. Add the fact there hasn't been a GTA game since, what, 2009? Just the hype surrounding its release gave Rockstar a good idea of how it would sell. They gave the people what they wanted.
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Re: Current video game being played

Postby SolidSnake on Wed Sep 18, 2013 7:29 pm

Well, that settles it. Going to get my copy of GTA V now.
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Re: Current video game being played

Postby the wicked child on Wed Sep 18, 2013 8:52 pm

Just finished Okami HD... love this game.
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Re: Current video game being played

Postby Froggy on Thu Sep 19, 2013 2:29 am

Diablo 3 secret level... Hilarious
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Re: Current video game being played

Postby Idoit40fans on Thu Sep 19, 2013 8:04 am

I've been back into NBA 2k13.
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Re: Current video game being played

Postby JS© on Thu Sep 19, 2013 8:13 am

Kaizer wrote:after the first heist when franklin is in the strip club, i tried to check my phone, but instead kicked a bouncer in the nuts, three of them beat the crap out of me, then shot me in the head when i got to the car.


that's a bit much for accidentally kicking somebody in the balls. :lol:
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Re: Current video game being played

Postby count2infinity on Thu Sep 19, 2013 2:53 pm

NHL 14 or GTAV... i'm torn.
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Re: Current video game being played

Postby GSdrums87 on Thu Sep 19, 2013 2:55 pm

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Re: Current video game being played

Postby count2infinity on Thu Sep 19, 2013 2:59 pm

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Re: Current video game being played

Postby JS© on Thu Sep 19, 2013 3:02 pm

yeah, that's two of us.
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Re: Current video game being played

Postby count2infinity on Thu Sep 19, 2013 3:04 pm

oh...both. I'm supposed to be saving up for a wedding. I can explain one new game. Not sure i'd be able to explain 2.
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Re: Current video game being played

Postby GSdrums87 on Thu Sep 19, 2013 3:08 pm

Take it to the Thread of Love.
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Re: Current video game being played

Postby MRandall25 on Thu Sep 19, 2013 3:29 pm

I would go get GTA, but the GameStop is on the complete opposite side of campus.

#firstworldproblems
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Re: Current video game being played

Postby Shyster on Thu Sep 19, 2013 3:52 pm

Just handle it like you were playing GTA: jack a car or bus and drive on over, taking care to always go the wrong way on one-way streets.
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Re: Current video game being played

Postby newarenanow on Thu Sep 19, 2013 4:01 pm

I remember when GTAIII came out, I played it so much, that when I would go out and drive my car, I had the urge to run people over on the sidewalk.
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Re: Current video game being played

Postby slappybrown on Thu Sep 19, 2013 4:03 pm

newarenanow wrote:I remember when GTAIII came out, I played it so much, that when I would go out and drive my car, I had the urge to run people over on the sidewalk.

How many virtual pedestrians did you make becoming dead with your cars?
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Re: Current video game being played

Postby newarenanow on Thu Sep 19, 2013 4:06 pm

slappybrown wrote:
newarenanow wrote:I remember when GTAIII came out, I played it so much, that when I would go out and drive my car, I had the urge to run people over on the sidewalk.

How many virtual pedestrians did you make becoming dead with your cars?


Numerous, that may be why I am so sensitive about old people becoming dead via vehicular homicide.
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