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I'm sure he didn't make a mistake on this, they are profitting on each. With how precise the pricing is on parts, sometimes the profit margin is very small, especially once you cut in the retailers. It wouldn't surprise me if their profit margin was a fraction of a percent.

Also, while both MS and Sony sold their previous consoles at a loss, Wii did not, and none of the consoles now available do (as far as I'm aware). Before then, I don't remember anybody caring, though I'm sure it happened. All things considered, I certainly wouldn't say it's a common place idea now, and I don't suspect it will be in the future, considering how this console generation is going while all the companies are selling for profit.

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Always sad to hear. I've enjoyed several of the games that you worked on. I hope that your family knows the kind of impact you had on others. If only we could return the hours of happiness and joy that we've felt to your family.

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I can understand feeling hurt by it, and obviously we don't know the details (they certainly can't seem to agree), but I think that's a little too far to go making statements about "consumerism." There's nothing wrong with making what essentially amounts to a guest spot in a game, but that's all it would have been. You aren't one of the main characters in this game. I can appreciate that you would have liked the work, maybe, but I think people buying this game when it stars the two biggest names in voice acting is totally justifiable in such a circumstance.

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@7tizz: There's a reason that there's detached oversight for a lot of things that the executive branch does, and that's because if you give the people with the guns too much power, it pretty much always goes sideways. It's very easy for innocuous things to become idealistically dangerous enough for force to be used against it.

Most Muslims are great, very peaceful people, but that doesn't stop a huge segment of the population thinking that it's ok to put them in a database. How long until it's every religious belief that you just don't trust? A lot of people are still afraid of Atheists... for no reason. When was the last time an Athiest did anything at all based on their being Atheist? Yet people are still afraid that they are tools of the Devil or whatever.

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@davidsworld3: You make it sound like they did something wrong. Quite the opposite, in fact. Rather than giving into fear (like a lot of people right now), they are taking a stand against it. All you need is to look at Trump's following to see just how many people would have been more than happy to do something like this due to fear.

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@s0ldier69: I know, right? Not for the privacy of the customers that give them billions upon billions of dollars. Definitely trying to protect the terrorists that would absolutely kill every one of Apple's board members if given the chance.

So how's YOUR holy war going?

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@tlpina: I have to agree. I don't think it needs to be a crazy over the top R, but I'm definitely looking forward to what they can do with more freedom.

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So the sales fell off for two consecutive movies, but we have excuses for the second one? I don't think so. The odds were good that it would open down from the previous movie, and the drop off was actually less than between the two previous movies. I call that a minor success... But there was no way that you missed out on even $50 million. You might have lost $300 million to those factors. But you didn't.

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@pound-u: Just because consoles sometimes have issues, too, doesn't make it the same problem. This has load issues. So did Bloodborne and Just Cause 3 (on consoles). Those games are brand new games. This is a 10 year old game running on hardware that is, probably at a minimum, several orders of magnitude more powerful than the original hardware. Almost every game released by Ubisoft or WB is of terrible quality on PC, but works fine (for the most part) on console. The closest thing to this on consoles was probably the Master Chief collection, but even then, they were trying to wrangle four different games worth of netcode into a single matchmaking system.

Do consoles have problems? Sure. But they still aren't having issues of this scale, largely because the console makers are doing their own certification, whereas Steam will allow people to post just about anything. Using a site like GOG on the other hand gets you roughly the same quality assurance. On Xbox, PlayStation, Nintendo, GOG... These brands take a hit when a game doesn't work correctly, and so they make sure that they do (usually).

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@Jestersmiles: I imagine that sticking the two together is a benefit to both. ComicVine has never been on this scale, but they are now getting some front page space on GameSpot which must up the numbers, even if it's not upping the numbers for ComicVine directly. GameSpot, on the other hand, is bringing a wider variety of content.

Seems like a pretty obvious win-win for GameSpot and the people who work at ComicVine (if not for ComicVine itself). I'm not going to fault them for trying to do something that someone else has done successfully. It's like judging somebody for not being the first one to breathe =) If you want to criticize HOW they are doing it, that's different, but criticizing them for doing something that's a no-brainer is silly. It would make more sense to criticize them for NOT doing it.