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SRK123456789
SRK123456789

Ought to punch himself for turning out such an awful, shallow game. Dull gameplay and usability issues... Xenonauts looks truer to the original. Cant wait for it to come out...

avatarIVN
avatarIVN

There is something called "trying too hard". I mean, Jake Solomon could have saved himself from a lot of work if he just had punched every single person who didn't buy the game. That is a valid, aggressive marketing strategy

kcender08
kcender08

Sweet....Glen Burnie is where I was born. :)

 

cgobeil
cgobeil

I like when he whispers to the guy: "xcommmmm"...

R_Mckay
R_Mckay

If I knew that JS would have a REAL copy of the game as he tries to sell it to some unsuspecting gamer in some gamestore.... I'd be grabbing it from him quick and throw my money at him while I run away.... so I can play it ahead of everyone else! hahahaha... v^_^,

startman_1999
startman_1999

Funny dude. No need to sell me. I played the demo and pre-ordered straight away.

crunchb3rry
crunchb3rry

Sell it to me, I've been going crazy waiting for Tuesday.

MidnightMeteor
MidnightMeteor

Every interview I watch with Jake is so entertaining, even when being informative. It's quite sad no one in that store know who he is, let alone Xcom... really saddening. Anyway I would love to work with him and the rest at Firaxis, one of the few bigger dev companies that actually get the game industry; I mean it is all under Sid Meier so you know it's an amazing experience.

 

If there were ever a quirky dlc in a game that I'd jump on it would to have Jake Solomon be a soldier in this. His banter would be priceless in this game. To end this I must say this, and think of Jake saying it:

 

"That's Xcom baby!" :)

GarGx1
GarGx1

Shopper "I'll just get all my guys killed"

Jake "yeah! you will"

He's a funny bloke :)

Qiutar
Qiutar

He should have try to sell a PS3 or PC version of the game. I would have loved to buy the PC or PS3 version early. The waiting is killing me....all I want to do is played XCOM already!

Naughtyforsaken
Naughtyforsaken

I've heard jake soloman do a number of interviews and he seems like a cool guy.  I might just buy the game because of him.  

TudoRapid
TudoRapid

Funny as hell and NOBODY bought it ! SAD !

CMakaCreative
CMakaCreative

Funny vid. I remember selling something similar with Sport Athletes at a Models posing as a sales person trying to convince people to buy thier jersey. Funny stuff, especially when people say something negative about the player in his face without knowning. But Deshawn Jackson couldn't pull it off...too many people recognized him. Glen Burnie isn't too far from where I live. If I was their I'd be like play along and have him work extra hard to convince me and at the end, I'd make him think he converted me even though I was gonna get the game day one. Selling games is no joke.

ser_ask
ser_ask

OMG i wish he was where i live,x-com early would be a steal

peteywentout
peteywentout

i have found a new respect for this guy, this is incredible!

wiserat4
wiserat4

Jake Solomon! I'll buy it if you make your next project Star Control 2: Ur-Quan Masters.  Heck, I'm still buying this.

ernelson1976
ernelson1976

That was a bit painful to watch. Still, picking up the game first thing on day 1.

Fembot_Eulogy
Fembot_Eulogy

Ok, I just watched this, and I gotta say. That was kind of funny. Wish XCOM all the best.

queadin
queadin

the waiting is harsh

shadow131990
shadow131990

Such a great game! I don't know why no one's buying? Oh wait, are those americans?

Shmulzi
Shmulzi

I am so sold on this game it isn't even funny anymore - this clip was though. Nice to see a charismatic game studio guy also. I have deep respect for all but it always ranges from "I am dead serious about a video game" to "I make gigantic promises that are vague on details with a big smile like I'm high", it's just really nice to see a people person :)

ZakMcKracken
ZakMcKracken

He reminds me of that guy on the corner of my street who sells "gold" watches...

ilfalcodihokuto
ilfalcodihokuto

Pretty cool guy, would love to have him in my Sales Team, interested into moving in Italy Jake? Game sold to me.

 

BTW what accent he has? what part of US?

lordshifu
lordshifu

someone please remove this annoying cnet assia advertisement. i always feel like a zombie in my head whenever i see it. put a victoria lingerie add if u have to or porsche add. why this annoying one of all the things in the world

Uiltetwr
Uiltetwr

Woah that video game shop looks the same as a video shop i saw in a porno 

Sav117
Sav117

If he showed up and tried to sell me that, id take it and run to my xbox, i cannot believe not a single person he asked knew what xcom was...clearly selling trying to get noobs interested :P

frej
frej

I want to level up in life!!!

 

 

Munstable
Munstable

I know this is all for a good laugh...but dang, they are really going hard-sell with all these videos of XCOM out recently.

 

I really miss the old days when you just pick up a game knowing so little about it and it just blows your mind when you later find out how good it was.

 

It was such a huge contributing factor as to why I love the older games so much.

MindlessTeef
MindlessTeef

Ah Jake, funny dude. Don't worry Jake, I bought your game! And you didn't even had to try so hard to convince me. 

Wesleypipes777
Wesleypipes777

I can't believe there's not at least one person who's like "What? Xcom? Fuck yeah gimme that." Noobs lol

sidewinder_na
sidewinder_na

"Selling games is no joke."

Then why is it constantly treated as such?

R_Mckay
R_Mckay

all the while shouting at the top of my lungs... I GOT XCOM BABY!!! harhar... v^_^,

Kayweg
Kayweg

 @shadow131990 Oh wait, are those people who don't just buy anything only because a stranger tells them it's great ?

And what about that "such a great game" ? Have you played it yet ?

f1tz
f1tz

 @Munstable 'the old days when you just pick up a game knowing so little about it and it just blows your mind'.

You mean like 'UFO: Enemy Unknown'? One of the best games of the '90s & arguably the best Amiga game. It was also known as 'XCOM: UFO Defense' (sic) in the US...

Fembot_Eulogy
Fembot_Eulogy

 @Munstable that reminds me of RE4, Bioshock and DeadSpace. I know you must be referring to games even before those. But that's what your post gets me thinking about :)

xaviermf
xaviermf

 @pathosfire  @ilfalcodihokuto Lived in TX for 4 years, he doesn't sound Texan. He (Solomon) graduated from the University of Oklahoma, so he may be from OK (pure speculation from my part).

Munstable
Munstable

 @f1tz By the time UFO defense came out, I've sold my amiga for a pc, lured by demos of Wing Commander and sound blaster.

 

But yes, some of my fondest game memories is from the Amiga. Sword of Sodan, It Came From The Desert, Speedball, Hostages, IK+, so many many countless titles...

Munstable
Munstable

 @Fembot_Eulogy I'm glad my post brought back some nice memories for you.

But I recall a time when all I'd hear about a game before release was an ad or review in a game magazine. Other times, I would just walk into a store and rely on my instincts. Fortunately, things turned out well most of the time.

Yes, the original XCOM was one such title. I guess it can still happen with the younger generation of gamers. I'm just getting old and nostalgic.

Fembot_Eulogy
Fembot_Eulogy

 @Munstable Actually bro, I'm probably not much older/younger than you are. I remember walking to the game stores to rent games cartridges for games like Chrono Trigger and FF3.. In any case, we have some good memories between us :D

HailHellfire
HailHellfire

 @Munstable  @Fembot_Eulogy 

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