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AmethystLeslie Actual goddamn treasure from NYC (AKA IRL Unova) Relationship Status: Shipping fictional characters
Actual goddamn treasure
Jun 10th 2019 at 8:06:25 PM

E3 conferences used to be televised?! That's so cool! I've only been watching E3s since 2013.

Edited by AmethystLeslie on Jun 10th 2019 at 11:06:44 AM

Goddammit, Schezo...
Weirdguy149 Water Tribe’s Iron Man from Republic City Relationship Status: I'd jump in front of a train for ya!
Water Tribe’s Iron Man
Jun 10th 2019 at 8:08:17 PM

I watched last year's Nintendo Direct on Disney XD, which was surreal.

“Zhu-Li, do the thing!”
LordVatek Not really a lord of anything
Not really a lord of anything
Jun 10th 2019 at 8:11:35 PM

I used to watch every E3 on my Grandparents' giant TV at their house every June.

They then put all of the trailers on-demand and you could watch them whenever you wanted.

Edited by LordVatek on Jun 10th 2019 at 11:11:58 AM

This song needs more love.
tclittle Professional Forum Ninja from Somewhere Down in Texas
Professional Forum Ninja
Jun 10th 2019 at 8:21:33 PM

Do you remember what channel? Cause I didn't get a lot of channels until I was late in high school and I mostly got my E3 info from gaming magazine's at the time, like the late great Nintendo Power.

So I'll make a resolution, that I'll never make another one, just enjoy this ride on my trip around the sun, until its done.
BadWolf21 The Fastest Man Alive
The Fastest Man Alive
Jun 10th 2019 at 8:38:29 PM

I mean, this was happening as late as last year, wasn’t it? Maybe two years ago? I remember it was a big deal that Disney XD was airing some stuff from E3.

LordVatek Not really a lord of anything
Not really a lord of anything
tclittle Professional Forum Ninja from Somewhere Down in Texas
Professional Forum Ninja
Jun 10th 2019 at 8:48:22 PM

Ah, I remember G4. But I also remember having a 40 channel cable provider throughout childhood and not getting satellite until I was a junior in high school, and by that time I was working and going to school, so it was highly likely I wasn't paying attention to any E3 coverage.

I think the very first time I watched a Nintendo E3 in full was 2014's.

If I did pay attention to E3 coverage, I likely only took in Nintendo's and post-E3, like I do now anyways.

Edited by tclittle on Jun 10th 2019 at 10:52:11 AM

So I'll make a resolution, that I'll never make another one, just enjoy this ride on my trip around the sun, until its done.
VampireBuddha Hungry dinosaur from Ireland Relationship Status: Complex: I'm real, they are imaginary
Hungry dinosaur
Jun 11th 2019 at 5:20:06 AM

I only ever heard about E3 stuff through gaming magazines.

WolfThunder Before the storm closes in, the wolf howls at th
Before the storm closes in, the wolf howls at th
Jun 11th 2019 at 7:27:18 AM

Quick reminder just in case;

The storm has now resided, the wolf now rests.
HandsomeRob Return of the Gangsta Bear! from Moopet Theatre Relationship Status: Too sexy for my shirt
Return of the Gangsta Bear!
Kiefen MINE! from Germany Relationship Status: It's not my fault I'm not popular!
HandsomeRob Return of the Gangsta Bear! from Moopet Theatre Relationship Status: Too sexy for my shirt
Return of the Gangsta Bear!
Jun 11th 2019 at 7:45:43 AM

Alright. Even with my poor math skills, it looks like it starts at 10:00AM for me.

Now I know.

Once again, wokka wokka!
Protagonist506 from 'MURICA Relationship Status: Chocolate!
Jun 11th 2019 at 8:02:35 AM

[up]And knowing is half the battle!

"Any campaign world where an orc samurai can leap off a landcruiser to fight a herd of Bulbasaurs will always have my vote of confidence"
HandsomeRob Return of the Gangsta Bear! from Moopet Theatre Relationship Status: Too sexy for my shirt
Return of the Gangsta Bear!
32ndfreeze If you get yourself killed I will skin you alive from Australia Relationship Status: Dating Catwoman
If you get yourself killed I will skin you alive
Jun 11th 2019 at 5:14:39 PM

Overall I liked the Direct, even if it didn't have a whole lot of "wow" factor.

Quite a few games I'll be picking up though.

I want to give Cadence of Hyrule a shot, plus I'll probably pick up the Link's Awakening remake.

DQIX looks okay, but I've heard a LOT of positive things about it, so I also want to give that a try.

Animal Crossing and BOTW 2 won't be out for a while, but both are effectively Day 1 purchases. Also S&S.

A few other games I'm interested in, but will wait for reviews are Luigi's Mansion 3 & Astral Chain.

"But if that happened, Melia might actually be happy. We can't have that." - Handsome Rob
bitemytail from Arizona Relationship Status: [TOP SECRET]
Jun 11th 2019 at 9:03:31 PM

[up] I assume you mean Dragon Quest XI? If so, you can add me as someone recommending it.

It's good fun.

Health sure is versatile. It's possible to be both light-headed and dim-witted. At the same time, no less.
tclittle Professional Forum Ninja from Somewhere Down in Texas
Professional Forum Ninja
Jun 12th 2019 at 2:07:52 AM So I'll make a resolution, that I'll never make another one, just enjoy this ride on my trip around the sun, until its done.
Jun 13th 2019 at 7:23:40 AM

see, This is why shareholders are evil.

trying to avoud crunching your workers to death causes your stock to lose value.

Kayeka World's biggest wannabe from Amsterdam Relationship Status: Brony
World's biggest wannabe
Jun 13th 2019 at 7:29:11 AM

[up]It's really more of a problem of the game, rather than the players. The value of shares only increase if the profits do. Anything that jeopardises the growth of profits means that the value of shares goes down. They are very much acting in their own rational self-interest.

Of course, as many forms of game theory have shown, "rational self-interest" has a nasty habit of making the world a slightly worse place each time the game is played.

People say I have a problem with authority. I say that authority has a problem with me.
Jun 13th 2019 at 7:35:30 AM

Rational Self Interest was best described by a crazy libertasrian ethics professor who I despised once as 'If You dont pay me to save you from drowning, and I dont do anything to save you as a result, I havent killed you, I've simply failed to better your situation"

AlleyOop Relationship Status: GAR for Archer
Jun 13th 2019 at 7:35:44 AM

The problem is that the kind of profit growth needed to win the game is unsustainable in the long run.

Jun 13th 2019 at 7:38:06 AM

Also the fact that there's no actually "winning" this game.

BadWolf21 The Fastest Man Alive
The Fastest Man Alive
Jun 13th 2019 at 7:48:35 AM

Quick point of order: share price is not determined directly by profits. It’s determined by how many people are trying to buy and sell at any given time. Supply and demand.

If a company is profitable, more people are looking to buy it (high demand), and people aren’t selling as much (low supply), so stock price goes up, increasing the value of the shares you already own.

If something jeopardizes profits, people will start selling their shares, trying to maximize their value before the market is flooded (high supply) and no one is looking to buy (low demand).

Kayeka World's biggest wannabe from Amsterdam Relationship Status: Brony
World's biggest wannabe
Jun 13th 2019 at 7:59:28 AM

[up]If a company is simply stable, profitable or not, than so are the share prices, which is not what shareholders signed up for. So they start selling, making the value go down, even though the company itself is performing just fine (in the sense that they are moving product and making profits). To make shares more desirable, and thus go up in value, profits must continually go up.

Edited by Kayeka on Jun 13th 2019 at 5:01:58 PM

People say I have a problem with authority. I say that authority has a problem with me.

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