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What are game developers thinking?!??


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So why are games release on Tuesdays? Why do they release things on days kids have school? What is wrong with them? Why not release on Fridays? It's so stupid... Do they realise what they do to parents?

My 11 yo son is trying to stay up to midnight on school night for destiny2. My other son always wants cod on midnight release, also on school night.

Are they fucking stupid?

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So why are games release on Tuesdays? Why do they release things on days kids have school? What is wrong with them? Why not release on Fridays? It's so stupid... Do they realise what they do to parents?

My 11 yo son is trying to stay up to midnight on school night for destiny2. My other son always wants cod on midnight release, also on school night.

Are they fucking stupid?

there are many factors that go into these release dates.. 1 i can think of very quickly at the top of my head is, when the kid plays the midnight release, they wake up sometime the next morning go to school & talk about it to their friends. Word Of Mouth is another huge factor in the sales of these games. one friend says how much they enjoy it convincing another friend to buy and so on and so fourth. say more of their friends buy it, this means there are more chances of them continously playing the game because their friends are playing, resulting into dedicated players who in turn will more than likely will invest more $ into the games DLC. not to mention the kid who they do not know sitting/standing near them listening in to the conversation who will probably be interested in the game and end up looking it up online and probably buying it as well.

 

& thats just 1 reason why they may do this. 

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I remember midnight release of mw2 and queing up to get it,I drove home and played all night until my alarm went off for work at 6.30am I was totally lost in cod world but I felt absolute shit driving to work that morning and having to put a shift in for 10 hours,I still got home that night and played til 11pm lol agreed though they should release for wknds

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So why are games release on Tuesdays? Why do they release things on days kids have school? What is wrong with them? Why not release on Fridays? It's so stupid... Do they realise what they do to parents?

My 11 yo son is trying to stay up to midnight on school night for destiny2. My other son always wants cod on midnight release, also on school night.

Are they fucking stupid?

 

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Problem solved.

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So why are games release on Tuesdays? Why do they release things on days kids have school? What is wrong with them? Why not release on Fridays? It's so stupid... Do they realise what they do to parents?

My 11 yo son is trying to stay up to midnight on school night for destiny2. My other son always wants cod on midnight release, also on school night.

Are they fucking stupid?

It has to do with people getting paid etc...there is a big thing behind all this.  same with movie releases.


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I think it goes back to the early 90โ€™s when the gaming industry wanted to standardise release timings. Iโ€™m pretty sure it was Sega who started it.
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You can work it in your favour though, tell them they can have it as soon as they've finished their homework and chores.

 

You wouldn't believe the pace they keep for chores when a game is hanging in the balance!

 

As far as a midnight release goes... tough luck kid.


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It has to do with people getting paid etc...there is a big thing behind all this. same with movie releases.


Movies release on weekends. Thursday late shows usually but close enough. Music is released on Tuesdays I believe. Not sure if I believe verbal marketing at school though. Most kids all know what's coming up already and when and active on their friends lists.

Thursday would be more acceptable than Tuesdays. Or midnight Fridays.

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"It started with music," famed US video game analyst Michael Pachter informs me, "then VHS tapes and DVDs. Retailers were very slow to stock shelves, so distributors asked for entertainment products to release on Tuesday so retailers could have them in stores by Friday when consumer traffic picks up."

This is an online quote. My wife managed an Electronics Boutique (GameStop/Game) for 14 years. This is basically what theu told her too. It was also a boost to beginning of week sluggish sales.

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"It started with music," famed US video game analyst Michael Pachter informs me, "then VHS tapes and DVDs. Retailers were very slow to stock shelves, so distributors asked for entertainment products to release on Tuesday so retailers could have them in stores by Friday when consumer traffic picks up."

This is an online quote. My wife managed an Electronics Boutique (GameStop/Game) forb14 years. This is basically what theu told her too. It was also a boost to beginning of week sluggish sales.

 

Just curious, is this the training video she had to watch? Lol

 


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Omg, that's horrible. I was waiting for it to turn into a porn.

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Haha that was cringe worthy.

 

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The guy likes to take it home and "beat it" allegedly. ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ˜ฟ

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Ha, that's too funny...

They should revisit this strategy. Before I put a block on all internet Monday-Thursday.

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I couldn't watch past about 3 mins, she was making me angry. Was that a spoof thing made to show how out of touch they were with gamers or was that legit?

 

If I went to buy a game and they kept emphasising 'playerzzz' and other 'Z' heavy urban patois, I'd have to bus' a cap in they ass.


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I couldn't watch past about 3 mins, she was making me angry. Was that a spoof thing made to show how out of touch they were with gamers or was that legit?

It actually seems real. It really does sound like the GameStop lingo and probably something they'd roll out at their yearly managee meeting. If i remember ill show her this weekend and see ifnits one of theirs.
If I went to buy a game and they kept emphasising 'playerzzz' and other 'Z' heavy urban patois, I'd have to bus' a cap in they ass.



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Ha, that's too funny...

They should revisit this strategy. Before I put a block on all internet Monday-Thursday.


Not a bad idea to block. I don't see it changing any time soon.

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I couldn't watch past about 3 mins, she was making me angry. Was that a spoof thing made to show how out of touch they were with gamers or was that legit?

 

If I went to buy a game and they kept emphasising 'playerzzz' and other 'Z' heavy urban patois, I'd have to bus' a cap in they ass.

 

That's a legit training video from 2002 for GameCrazy which is now out of business. Can't imagine why?


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