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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
I watched last year's Nintendo Direct on Disney XD, which was surreal.
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
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.
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.
I watched them on G4.
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
I only ever heard about E3 stuff through gaming magazines.
Quick reminder just in case;
How long until it starts?
Here's a countdown.
Alright. Even with my poor math skills, it looks like it starts at 10:00AM for me.
Now I know.
And knowing is half the battle!
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.
I assume you mean Dragon Quest XI? If so, you can add me as someone recommending it.
It's good fun.
Wall Street Journal (paywall): Sources say Nintendo is partially shifting production of Switch units to South East Asia in order to bypass US tariffs on China; production has already begun on revisions.
Edited by tclittle on Jun 12th 2019 at 4:22:10 AM
Nintendo shares drop off after announcement of Animal Crossing delay, stated to be motivated by a desire to avoid crunch and preserve work-life balance.
see, This is why shareholders are evil.
trying to avoud crunching your workers to death causes your stock to lose value.
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.
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"
The problem is that the kind of profit growth needed to win the game is unsustainable in the long run.
Also the fact that there's no actually "winning" this game.
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).
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
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