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    Quote Originally Posted by cuco33 View Post
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    I don't think NPD was dismissed. I think just like HD thinks, it's relevance isn't there like it used to be. Toss in how they report out and how digital isn't included and we don't have the same ammo for a game console smack down debate kind of thing
    This has changed significantly over past year. However lack of transparency in numbers is not helping
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    Quote Originally Posted by Onslaught X View Post
    This has changed significantly over past year. However lack of transparency in numbers is not helping
    I haven't really kept up but if they include digital now then great. I never liked how they combined all platforms now. I get it, makes sense for the game itself but it's nice to see how well a game does per platform. I'm more interested in how PC platform does compared to the consoles outside of steam stats.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cuco33 View Post
    Amazonitus baby!
    I don't think NPD was dismissed. I think just like HD thinks, it's relevance isn't there like it used to be. Toss in how they report out and how digital isn't included and we don't have the same ammo for a game console smack down debate kind of thing
    Itís still being dismissed so we can wait and see what happens towards the end of the year
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    Quote Originally Posted by cuco33 View Post
    I haven't really kept up but if they include digital now then great. I never liked how they combined all platforms now. I get it, makes sense for the game itself but it's nice to see how well a game does per platform. I'm more interested in how PC platform does compared to the consoles outside of steam stats.
    Yeah I want to say most if not all major publishers are now providing digital data.

    But since all we get is rankings, not even cumulative numbers, NPD is pretty much useless to me.
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    I don't know about GAF. But the reason NPD isn't tracked as breathlessly as it was earlier in the generation and last generation is because the results are favorable to Sony. It's been a well-observed phenomenon on this forum that the tiny crowd of Xbox zealots are way more driven to post "Sony bad MS good" news items than the alleged Sony people are drive to post "MS bad Sony good" news items. I've seen like hundreds of N4G-index stories through the years where I was like, "wow, this is going to go up on HDD Smackdown," and then... nope, no one cares.

    - Part of it is expectations. It's been a lop-sided generation, so it's like posting about the Warriors winning another game... not that exciting usually. (I assume, if it's true GAF stopped tracking NPD as carefully, that that's what is causing that -- expectations.)

    - The other part of it is the identity/personality of the people on the two alleged "sides." mich for example just couldn't be bothered. On the other hand CD is a different story.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RedRedSuit View Post
    the Warriors winning another game...
    R* is making another Warriors game?!?!?!?!?!?!
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    Finished Uncharted Lost Legacy on Moderate. Sweet game. Didn't have the dramatic sweep of 4 but probably way more fun to re-play due to... lacking all the dramatic sweep (i.e. -- shorter game but still substantial, less climbing+banter, higher ratio of creative gameplay to total time). And yes, very sweet final set piece, really long and awesome as fuck! Though, could've used at least one more big set piece; the one on the game cover doesn't really qualify, as it's really short. (Uncharted 2 featured no fewer 4 of them! Fucking awesome.)

    Side note: While riding a hijacked 4x4, be really far away from the
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    and then press X+left stick to jump back. You will see Chloe apparently possesses tiger/cheetah-like jump power. It is quite hilarious IMO. I guarantee you the jump I executed was at least a good 15 yards.

    I don't know how well it will stand up to re-plays. I really found 4 shockingly unpleasant on Hard (whereas 2 on Hard is 3rd person shooter bliss, god it's so much fun). Not sure if this will be the same way. We'll find out in a couple of years.
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