This guy is pretty good: Pixelmusement - Ancient DOS Games
The game didn't sell very well?
That theory in the movie Idiocracy is becoming more and more logical.
The only reason for its popularity these days is thanks to some prominent abandonware sites I shall not name... but they were certainly the aspiring source for teenage retro gamers to synthesize their gamer pride in. ;)
It happened for Blood too
(Edited by Indra was here (14900), Oct 18, 2010)Re: Video review
Indra was here (14900), Oct 18, 2010
Lain Crowley Wrote:
No idea what that word means unfortunately.
It's something I've noticed to be quite odd after many philosophical experiences with the general population and what makes them tick. My current position is the understanding that people do not thrive for better quality indiscriminately. They will respond to anything that does not disrupt their comfort zone.
In marketing, they respond better to cheezy ads than to 'artsy and intellectual' ones, the sub-conscious (read=animal instinct) isn't that smart. Psychologically speaking, more people will be attracted to GB than to MG, because there are more people with less IQ in the world than there are of people with more IQ: nasty glorified colors and design is more attractive to the plebs than civilized architecture.
Or maybe they like the way that GB has a thriving forum community which the editors interact with, and how those same editors post new video features almost daily on upcoming games.
The fact that they began with one of the best marketing campaigns that sort of website could hope for doesn't hurt.
Hey, we're only supposed to talk about the bad stuff here. Both MG and GB. :p
Er. I believe that role only applies to me.
I don't know that user stupidity has anything to do with it...
GB is better at modern games (Sicarius tries though!). Combination of design and more interested/invested visitors.
MG is far better at older games. Combination of established database, and a user group/age range at GB that doesn't give a rip about "retro" titles.