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"AAA" is a marketing tool

Discussion in 'General Gaming' started by kreight, Oct 19, 2020.

  1. Glop_dweller Cipher

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    My understanding of multi-letter "A" titles, is that it essentially implies how much money they are willing to spend on it—and nothing else.

    *Although... I think it's a good bet that the more money they have sunk into it, the more —safe bet— they want the finished product to be. :(
    (So... nothing new, innovative, or edgy should be expected from it.)
     
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  2. I'm Big Into Anal Arcane

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    noob creates 'sky is bue' thread

    codex spends rest of the time arguing what sky is

    yep, im home
     
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  3. Doktor Best Arcane

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    Politicians sometimes promise things they don't intent to follow up on just so they get elected.
     
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  4. Twiglard Erudite Sad Loser

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    Why do you hate America?
     
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  6. 1451 Seeker In My Safe Space

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    Don't presume I buy triple a games. I pirate whatever I can to bring pc gaming to destruction even faster. Only games with online functionality are allowed to stay in this day and age.
    Single player cinematic experiences lasting for eight hours should be a thing of the past.
     
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  7. Peachcurl Learned

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    No! How dare they? I want my money back!
     
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  8. Unreal Savant

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    production value doesn't correlate with quality for anything, not just games
     
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  9. Morpheus Kitami Learned

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    Honestly, I think you could make the case more for Epic, Uplay and Origin. Usually if you're on those storefronts they threw money at you at some point.
     
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  10. DalekFlay Arcane Patron

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    If you're exclusive to them, certainly. They sell a lot of random shit that's everywhere though.

    I thought sure we were headed to a place where every major publisher had their own client and you could only get their games there, while Steam and GOG sold mostly indies and AA stuff, but EA running back to Steam and Epic doing its thing have complicated that theory.
     
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  11. RobotSquirrel Learned

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    "AAA" is the sound I make when it turns out disc 7 of 8 of this install has a replication fault on the disc and refuses to install. NEVER BUY AAA PHYSICAL MEDIA! There's a reason they started shipping cardboard instead.
    After GTA5 I refuse to ever buy garbage like that again. Lucky they at least provided a digital copy or I would've been mighty pissed.

    Turns out I wasted my money though only reason I bought it was because I had employee discount and the place I worked and was bored that weekend. GTA Online was not worth it.
     
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  12. J_C One Bit Studio Patron Developer Sad Loser

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    Then why do you play them at all, if they are so terrible? If you are voting with your wallet, you are doing the good thing and others should follow your example. But if you are still playing the games from beginning to end, you are just a thief.
     
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  13. rusty_shackleford Arcane

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    Piracy isn't theft therefore he is not a thief.
     
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  14. Unreal Savant

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    I'm a pirate and I'm proud.
     
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  15. Gastrick Educated

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    AAA is just a term used to describe big budget games. Retard fans are usually more interested in other catchphrases that have more to do with quality like "photo-realistic graphics", "open world", "storydriven" or "by creators of X game(s)".
     
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  16. JarlFrank I like Thief THIS much Patron

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    So bandcamp is also a publisher? :roll:
     
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  17. AW8 Arcane

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    Is the term AAA really used in marketing though? I don't think the average gamer gets a hard-on if they read that a game like The Witcher 3 or GTA V is "a AAA game" - they know it is within that budget range just from looking at it.
     
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  18. Citizen Arcane

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    FTFY
     
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  19. Gastrick Educated

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    Citizen
    My post was directed towards another popamole game, Cyberpunk 2077.
     
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  20. DalekFlay Arcane Patron

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    It's a "very online" term, yeah. I think the average Joe still knows what is "big budget" and what isn't though, they just don't use the term AAA. The idea of making things look big budget so you can sell more is still a true motivation. That's why lots of "AA" developers try and make their shit look "AAA" and usually end up fucking it up. Like Serious Sam 4, as a recent example.
     
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  21. Nifft Batuff Arbiter

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    "AAA" is equivalent to say "it is an RPG now".
     
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