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25th Aug '17 9:23:59 AM Twentington
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** Curb tried it again when Love and Theft's "Whiskey on My Breath" was making some waves as an independent release, but they were also unable to get it any higher than it had originally.
24th Aug '17 8:50:31 AM FromtheWordsofBR
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* Inversion: Bigger Picture Music Group closed while Craig Campbell's "Keep Them Kisses Comin'" was in the high teens on the country music charts, so Craig spent the next several weeks calling up stations by himself to request that they keep playing the song, in order to help get it into the Top 10 -- which it did.

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* Inversion: Bigger Picture Music Group closed while Craig Campbell's "Keep Them Kisses Comin'" was in the high teens on the country music charts, so Craig spent the next several weeks calling up stations by himself to request that they keep playing the song, in order to help get it into the Top 10 -- which it did. He would later find a new home on Red Bow Records.
3rd Aug '17 11:28:54 AM ZombieAladdin
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* ''Manga/OnePiece'' was lagging pretty far behind most of the other shows on Creator/{{Toonami}} when it returned for the Toonami revival, but the Toonami crew decided to hold on to ''One Piece'' for as long as they could. The ratings actually went down when ''One Piece'' came on and went back up after it ended, meaning Toonami viewers were ''changing the channel to watch something other than'' One Piece. Ultimately, the show's failure to catch on forced the Toonami crew to let it go in 2016, but it stuck around way longer than any other show with similar viewership.
31st Jul '17 5:57:37 AM CosmicFerret
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** Most visible with the ''Franchise/DragonQuest'' series. They localized ''VideoGame/DragonQuestI'' in North America and used their magazine ''Magazine/NintendoPower'' to market the heck out of it. The results were apparently good enough to convince Creator/{{Enix}} to translate and publish the next three games themselves there. About two decades later, after Creator/SquareEnix failed to generate strong sales for the previous two DS games, Creator/{{Nintendo}} published and marketed ''VideoGame/DragonQuestIX'' and a remake of ''VideoGame/DragonQuestVI'' in the West to great success. Then five years after that they pulled the same trick ''again'' and arranged the Western releases for remakes of ''VideoGame/DragonQuestVII'' and ''VideoGame/DragonQuestVIII''.

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** Most visible with the ''Franchise/DragonQuest'' ''VideoGame/DragonQuest'' series. They localized ''VideoGame/DragonQuestI'' in North America and used their magazine ''Magazine/NintendoPower'' to market the heck out of it. The results were apparently good enough to convince Creator/{{Enix}} to translate and publish the next three games themselves there. About two decades later, after Creator/SquareEnix failed to generate strong sales for the previous two DS games, Creator/{{Nintendo}} published and marketed ''VideoGame/DragonQuestIX'' and a remake of ''VideoGame/DragonQuestVI'' in the West to great success. Then five years after that they pulled the same trick ''again'' and arranged the Western releases for remakes of ''VideoGame/DragonQuestVII'' and ''VideoGame/DragonQuestVIII''.
5th Jun '17 6:04:56 PM Adbot
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5th Jun '17 6:04:28 PM Adbot
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* ''WebVideo/ExtraCredits'' got into a large amount of hot water with their publisher, ''WebSite/TheEscapist'', over missing pay and other issues (which will not get expanded on here). After they were dropped by the site, ''WebComic/PennyArcade'' swooped in and offered to host their content on their platform.
29th May '17 9:32:30 PM Twentington
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* Inversion: Bigger Picture Music Group closed while Craig Campbell's "Keep Them Kisses Comin'" was in the high teens on the country music charts, so Craig spent the next several weeks calling up stations by himself to request that they keep playing the song, in order to help get it into the Top 10 -- which it did.
25th May '17 5:43:34 PM Twentington
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* BNA Records closed while Casey James' "Crying on a Suitcase" was on the charts, so he was seamlessly moved to sister label Creator/ColumbiaRecords in the middle of the song's chart run.
3rd May '17 8:09:46 PM LinTaylor
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* Happens InUniverse in ''LightNovel/HaiyoreNyarkoSan'', where the manga anthology ''Shonen Blood'', was saved by an alien publishing company after its original cancellation. Making this slightly odd, ''Shonen Blood'' '''did''' exist in the real world, and '''did''' get cancelled after six issues; no word on its being rescued by aliens, however.

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* Happens InUniverse in ''LightNovel/HaiyoreNyarkoSan'', where the title character explains in one episode that sometimes alien publishing companies will rescue anime and manga anthology titles that got cancelled on Earth but were popular in space. The specific example cited is ''Shonen Blood'', which was saved by an alien publishing company after its original cancellation. Making this slightly odd, ''Shonen Blood'' '''did''' exist in the a real world, and '''did''' get cancelled manga anthology that folded after six issues; no word on its being rescued by aliens, however.
20th Feb '17 4:51:42 PM jormis29
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* ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' was the only real option for roleplayers for years. With the guiding hands of Creator/GaryGygax and Creator/DaveArneson, the granddaddy of all {{RPG}}s inspired ''Franchise/FinalFantasy'', and gave rise to popular novels featuring characters such as [[EnsembleDarkhorse Drizz't Do'urden]]. However, the good times weren't meant to last -- things started falling apart after Gygax sold the company to [[CorruptCorporateExecutive Lorraine Williams]], who proceeded to milk the franchise dry by oversaturating the market with new settings (such as ''TabletopGame/{{Spelljammer}}'', which has become a CultClassic), and launched disastrous [[FollowTheLeader rip-offs]] of their biggest competitor, ''TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering''. Eventually, this and her terrible attitude towards fans, where she would have TSR [[KickTheDog sue fans]] for ''even talking about D&D on dedicated forums'' caught up with the company, killing TSR. Suddenly, the makers of ''[=MtG=]'', Creator/WizardsOfTheCoast, decided to rescue ''D&D'' by buying it out. Why? Not only would it give Wizards something to fall back on if ''Magic'' ever stopped selling, but Peter Adkison [[BigNameFan was a big fan]] of ''D&D'', and wanted to ensure its survival. More of the story can be found [[http://pc.gamespy.com/articles/539/539628p1.html here]]. It's perfect for bringing up around [[FanDumb grognards]] who are complaining about how Wizards is ruining ''D&D'' through 4E.
** [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/PyrrhicVictory PhyrricVictory]]: The grogs do have a point though; Wizards bought ''D&D'' but then were promptly bought by Creator/{{Hasbro}}. Now, with a corporation breathing down their neck, they turn out 4th Edition, probably one of the most divisive editions in ''D&D's'' history.
* Creator/GamesWorkshop has been producing ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer}}'' and ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer40000}}'' for thirty years at this point, but aside from a relatively brief run with ''Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay'' and a few "unofficial supplements" that would allow for 40k runs, little to nothing was done for decades. Then, to great acclaim, GW announced the opening of Black Industries, an imprint of their Black Library branch focused entirely on creating {{tabletop RPG}}s. The second edition of the ''Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay'' system was finally released, and shortly afterwards they released ''Dark Heresy'', the first official 40k RPG. Then... [[ScrewedByTheNetwork Black Industries was unceremoniously closed]] as GW decided to focus on miniatures. Within months, however, GW announced a new partnership with Creator/FantasyFlightGames, who have increased the library for the 40K [=RPGs=] to 5 main lines with numerous supplements each, as well as produced almost two dozen supplements for Fantasy.

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* ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' was the only real option for roleplayers for years. With the guiding hands of Creator/GaryGygax and Creator/DaveArneson, the granddaddy of all {{RPG}}s inspired ''Franchise/FinalFantasy'', and gave rise to popular novels featuring characters such as [[EnsembleDarkhorse Drizz't Do'urden]]. However, the good times weren't meant to last -- things started falling apart after Gygax sold the company to [[CorruptCorporateExecutive Lorraine Williams]], who proceeded to milk the franchise dry by oversaturating the market with new settings (such as ''TabletopGame/{{Spelljammer}}'', which has become a CultClassic), and launched disastrous [[FollowTheLeader rip-offs]] of their biggest competitor, ''TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering''. Eventually, this and her terrible attitude towards fans, where she would have TSR Creator/{{TSR}} [[KickTheDog sue fans]] for ''even talking about D&D on dedicated forums'' caught up with the company, killing TSR.Creator/{{TSR}}. Suddenly, the makers of ''[=MtG=]'', Creator/WizardsOfTheCoast, decided to rescue ''D&D'' by buying it out. Why? Not only would it give Wizards something to fall back on if ''Magic'' ever stopped selling, but Peter Adkison [[BigNameFan was a big fan]] of ''D&D'', and wanted to ensure its survival. More of the story can be found [[http://pc.gamespy.com/articles/539/539628p1.html here]]. It's perfect for bringing up around [[FanDumb grognards]] who are complaining about how Wizards is ruining ''D&D'' through 4E.
** [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/PyrrhicVictory PhyrricVictory]]: PhyrricVictory: The grogs do have a point though; Wizards bought ''D&D'' but then were promptly bought by Creator/{{Hasbro}}. Now, with a corporation breathing down their neck, they turn out 4th Edition, probably one of the most divisive editions in ''D&D's'' history.
* Creator/GamesWorkshop has been producing ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer}}'' and ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer40000}}'' for thirty years at this point, but aside from a relatively brief run with ''Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay'' ''TabletopGame/WarhammerFantasyRoleplay'' and a few "unofficial supplements" that would allow for 40k runs, little to nothing was done for decades. Then, to great acclaim, GW announced the opening of Black Industries, an imprint of their Black Library branch focused entirely on creating {{tabletop RPG}}s. The second edition of the ''Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay'' system was finally released, and shortly afterwards they released ''Dark Heresy'', ''TabletopGame/DarkHeresy'', the first official 40k RPG. Then... [[ScrewedByTheNetwork Black Industries was unceremoniously closed]] as GW decided to focus on miniatures. Within months, however, GW announced a new partnership with Creator/FantasyFlightGames, who have increased the library for the 40K [=RPGs=] to 5 main lines with numerous supplements each, as well as produced almost two dozen supplements for Fantasy.
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