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Re: Why Consoles Rule the Earth (v. long)

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Wait, i thought to have cult status ment that you had to NOT have mainstream appeal WHILE attaining a strong obessive fanbase.

Didn't CoD4 have mainstream appeal or no?
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Muzic wrote:Wait, i thought to have cult status ment that you had to NOT have mainstream appeal WHILE attaining a strong obessive fanbase.

Didn't CoD4 have mainstream appeal or no?
Yes. 2008 sales figures (US):
01. Wii Play (Wii) - 5,280,000
02. Mario Kart Wii (Wii) - 5,000,000
03. Wii Fit (Wii) - 4,530,000
04. Super Smash Bros. Brawl (Wii) - 4,170,000
05. Grand Theft Auto IV (Xbox 360) - 3,290,000
06. Call of Duty: World at War (Xbox 360) - 2,750,000
07. Gears of War 2 (Xbox 360) - 2,310,000
08. Grand Theft Auto IV (PS3) - 1,890,000
09. Madden NFL 09 (XBox 360) - 1,870,000
10. Mario Kart DS (DS) - 1,650,000

It was also the second best selling Xbox game, behind GTA4
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SwiftSpear wrote:
Muzic wrote:Wait, i thought to have cult status ment that you had to NOT have mainstream appeal WHILE attaining a strong obessive fanbase.

Didn't CoD4 have mainstream appeal or no?
Yes. 2008 sales figures (US):
01. Wii Play (Wii) - 5,280,000
02. Mario Kart Wii (Wii) - 5,000,000
03. Wii Fit (Wii) - 4,530,000
04. Super Smash Bros. Brawl (Wii) - 4,170,000
05. Grand Theft Auto IV (Xbox 360) - 3,290,000
06. Call of Duty: World at War (Xbox 360) - 2,750,000
07. Gears of War 2 (Xbox 360) - 2,310,000
08. Grand Theft Auto IV (PS3) - 1,890,000
09. Madden NFL 09 (XBox 360) - 1,870,000
10. Mario Kart DS (DS) - 1,650,000

It was also the second best selling Xbox game, behind GTA4
Wait so then why is someone saying that it had cult status.
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Cult status does not necessary presuppose mainstream success, though in the past that was a component of the definition. It is really up to your personal interpretation.
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neddiedrow wrote:Cult status does not necessary presuppose mainstream success, though in the past that was a component of the definition. It is really up to your personal interpretation.
I was saying that cult status means that you dont have mainstream success but hwatever.
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Uh... and I said that, yes, your interpretation was once the indisputable standard, though now the definition has become less lax. :wink:
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I thought cult status meant that the game would still be played a lot after like 10 years (starcraft, total annihilation,worms, fallout), Not that it sold well (disctinction between a cult game and commercial success?)
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The Beatles have cult status. They were the most successful band ever, but now Beatles fandom is almost a religion.
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SwiftSpear wrote:
Muzic wrote:Wait, i thought to have cult status ment that you had to NOT have mainstream appeal WHILE attaining a strong obessive fanbase.

Didn't CoD4 have mainstream appeal or no?
Yes. 2008 sales figures (US):
01. Wii Play (Wii) - 5,280,000
02. Mario Kart Wii (Wii) - 5,000,000
03. Wii Fit (Wii) - 4,530,000
04. Super Smash Bros. Brawl (Wii) - 4,170,000
05. Grand Theft Auto IV (Xbox 360) - 3,290,000
06. Call of Duty: World at War (Xbox 360) - 2,750,000
07. Gears of War 2 (Xbox 360) - 2,310,000
08. Grand Theft Auto IV (PS3) - 1,890,000
09. Madden NFL 09 (XBox 360) - 1,870,000
10. Mario Kart DS (DS) - 1,650,000

It was also the second best selling Xbox game, behind GTA4
World at war =/= cod4.

try number 5.
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SwiftSpear wrote:The Beatles have cult status. They were the most successful band ever, but now Beatles fandom is almost a religion.
The Doors looked like they had cult status.
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Panda wrote:I like to play both console and pc games. But, I have to admit that I haven't been able to find enough pc games with killer fungus in it. "Kameo: Elements of Power" for the Xbox has plenty of fungus in it. Bloody fungus!

Masterchief without helmet... he is revealed.. i always knew that fight with the Flood was Family buisness.. it was so fierce, so evil, so much hate.. nobody would make a battle that personal, unless it was auntie gravemind who want┬┤s to give her nephew a kiss on the helmet..
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PicassoCT wrote:
Panda wrote:I like to play both console and pc games. But, I have to admit that I haven't been able to find enough pc games with killer fungus in it. "Kameo: Elements of Power" for the Xbox has plenty of fungus in it. Bloody fungus!

Masterchief without helmet... he is revealed.. i always knew that fight with the Flood was Family buisness.. it was so fierce, so evil, so much hate.. nobody would make a battle that personal, unless it was auntie gravemind who want┬┤s to give her nephew a kiss on the helmet..
:? Hm?
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It's a masterpiece, obviously.
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Picasso is a masterpiece in himself.
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neddiedrow wrote:Picasso is a masterpiece in himself.
I hate cubism.
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I think steam is great, and i think PC gaming will survive, consoles to me seem too locked down.
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I think Consoles will become PCs through the Backdoor...

Just imagine some SourceFanboi writing a little Halowarsutility for Mouse/Keyboardsupported Controll resulting in epic win in Multiplayer.. and suddenly keyboards/mouse everywhere.. although i admit they migh have to find something new to have better text& Cursorcontroll from the couch, that ain┬┤t a Keyboard or Trackball...
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clericvash wrote:I think steam is great, and i think PC gaming will survive, consoles to me seem too locked down.
The locked hardware minimizes compatibility concerns at the cost of a hard limit on ability which becomes relatively less advantageous as the generation ages.
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Re: Why Consoles Rule the Earth (v. long)

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Well Onlive will eat consoles up.

GG xbox.
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