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81  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Based entirely on the 1st presentations of the PS4 / XBOne, which would you buy? on: May 26, 2013, 03:11:45 PM
I'll stick with my PC and Wii U. There are so few non-Nintendo one-platform-only releases that I want to play that I can't see dropping all that money on a system.
82  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What is the first video game you ever purchased? on: May 25, 2013, 09:38:49 PM
Lords of the Realm 2.

Edit: Wait, no! Super Mario World.
83  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: 10000000 is Amazon's Free App Today on: May 23, 2013, 03:15:44 AM
Man, that's a great game.
84  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: NES Replay on: May 13, 2013, 11:25:35 PM
Astyanax
85  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: NES Replay on: May 06, 2013, 05:20:08 PM
Asterix
86  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: NES Replay on: April 29, 2013, 10:32:09 PM
Arkista's Ring
87  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: NES Replay on: April 23, 2013, 11:10:42 PM
Actually, I've run into several that I really want to keep playing. I'm actually changing the rules to "at least 20 minutes" because the good ones are so far between that I don't want to cut them short.
88  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: NES Replay on: April 23, 2013, 02:10:10 AM
Arkanoid
89  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Pandora's Tower coming to NA on: April 22, 2013, 01:27:49 AM
Hey, CeeKay, you may want to read this:

http://www.gonintendo.com/?mode=viewstory&id=200675
90  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: We'd love your opinion on something on: April 20, 2013, 04:19:54 PM
Besides, to be perfectly honest, from a strictly monetary standpoint, we're not contributing a ton. What we do in this corner of the site is a drop in the bucket compared to the million frontpage views.
91  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: We'd love your opinion on something on: April 20, 2013, 04:15:53 PM
Actually... tally up how many people post regularly in the Non-Gaming Forums. I would be shocked if that number was more than 300. We have a lot of lurkers, and they would remain unaffected.

Plus, people were just saying, "Tell me where to write a check and I'll do it."
92  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: We'd love your opinion on something on: April 20, 2013, 03:51:21 PM
The way I understand it, the problem isn't pageviews or keeping the forums active. It's the same problem as every other site on the internet: How to monetize the pageviews that they're already getting.

So here's my take: Gaming Trend could start a Founders' Club. Pay $2/month (or $20/yearly) to become a "Founder." If you're not a founder, you still are able to see the Non-Gaming forums, but aren't able to post in them. There would be contests open to Founders, like beta key contests and free games. It also removes ads from the forums.

This isn't unprecedented. ArsTechnica uses a Subscriber model, and it works pretty well. If you're not a subscriber, you can post in any technical forum, but you can't post in the hangout-type of forums.

So let's say that only 5% of forum members join, or about 150 members. That's $300/month extra that you can use towards the site. It's less than a cup of Starbucks coffee per month, and if a forum member really appreciates the forums, it's a price they'll more than likely be willing to pay.

So what do you do with that extra cash? You integrate the forums and front page so that users have one login across the site.

You also create a weekly web series every Monday called "The Week In Gaming." It's just a recap of what happened last week in gaming, maybe 3-5 minutes long max. Find a sponsor for it (preferably a company that isn't in gaming just in case you have to say something critical about their company).

Now take that money that the sponsor gives you and give that to people like David who've been instrumental in fixing the front page content (he totally deserves it) to help lock them down. You'll get better frontpage views, which will continue to push people to the site, and then they'll get directed to the forums, which will help them decide to be founders, and so on and so forth.

Would some people quit because of the paid area? Maybe. But those people who would decide not to visit GT just because they're not getting everything for free aren't the kind of people who will help the site in the long run, IMO.
93  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Evoland on: April 19, 2013, 06:13:15 PM
Yeah, DLC Quest's humor is a lot more pointed. The gameplay isn't as good, but it's sharper. Evoland? It's like they just said, "Hey, aren't old games great?" and called it a day.
94  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: NES Replay on: April 16, 2013, 03:02:02 AM
I'll bet if I played Archon Classic on PC (which I didn't know existed until just now!) I'd love it.
95  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: NES Replay on: April 15, 2013, 11:33:37 PM
Archon
96  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: NES Replay on: April 12, 2013, 03:12:35 AM
I have no idea why that idea hasn't come back around. It's a no-brainer!
97  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Ex-Bioware Execs Now Helm the Final Fantasy Franchise on: April 09, 2013, 12:01:08 AM
Is it the April issue? You sure it's not a belated April Fools?
98  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: NES Replay on: April 08, 2013, 11:59:03 PM
Arch Rivals
99  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Roger Ebert RIP on: April 05, 2013, 02:20:54 PM
Quote from: Chaz Ebert
"We were getting ready to go home today for hospice care, when he looked at us, smiled, and passed away. No struggle, no pain, just a quiet, dignified transition."

RIP, Mr. Ebert.
100  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: So what would ya say.....ya do here? on: April 03, 2013, 03:09:10 AM
Tech support / marketing for a small ISP.
101  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: NES Replay on: April 01, 2013, 11:50:23 PM
Anticipation
102  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: NES Replay on: March 25, 2013, 11:04:03 PM
American Gladiators
103  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Don't eat the sausage if you visit Thailand on: March 24, 2013, 01:48:23 AM

Quote from: Teggy on March 23, 2013, 03:27:09 PM

A dog's got personality. Personality goes a long way.

So by that rationale, if a pig had a better personality, he would cease to be a filty animal. Is that true?
104  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: NES Replay on: March 19, 2013, 12:31:42 AM
Amagon
105  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: RIP Google Reader on: March 17, 2013, 06:53:38 PM
I'm kind of annoyed that they think that social media will replace RSS. Um, what if I want to read everything that comes from a specific site? How is that supposed to happen?
106  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: NES Replay on: March 13, 2013, 01:08:48 AM
Alpha Mission
107  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: NES Replay on: March 05, 2013, 02:20:22 AM
All-Pro Basketball
108  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: NES Replay on: February 26, 2013, 01:38:29 AM
Alien3
109  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: "Letís Rank The Civilization Games, Best To Worst" - Kotaku on: February 22, 2013, 03:43:48 AM

Quote from: wonderpug on February 20, 2013, 05:17:14 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on February 20, 2013, 05:15:49 PM

what about the Call to Power games, since they are technically Civilization without the name?  icon_twisted

Get out.

I actually bought Civilization: Call to Power because I was young and stupid. Towards the endgame, everything turned into wars against the super-powered lawyer units. Just like real life!
110  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: February 21, 2013, 04:17:34 AM
111  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: So, I just had my worst day at work ever... on: February 21, 2013, 03:59:52 AM
Metalhed still has you beat, but that's pretty awful.
112  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: "Letís Rank The Civilization Games, Best To Worst" - Kotaku on: February 20, 2013, 04:33:07 AM
No, no, correct order is 4, 2, 5, 1, 3. Civ 2 is great, but is just plain hard to play today. 4 carried over the best ideas from 2 and 3 and put them together. 5 is great now that it's patched up. 1 is still a great game, but just not as good as the others. 3 is crap on a cracker and still makes me angry.
113  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Oldest save game you have installed on: February 20, 2013, 04:27:41 AM
I have a bunch from 2007: Oblivion, Civ 4, Freelancer and Fable.
114  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: NES Replay on: February 19, 2013, 12:14:26 AM
Alien Syndrome
115  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: System Shock 2 is returning! on: February 18, 2013, 02:35:33 AM
You shut your whore mouth. smile
116  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: New 3DS games - Mario & Luigi, Mario Golf, LEGO City UC on: February 17, 2013, 03:38:43 AM

Quote from: Creepy_Smell on February 15, 2013, 05:12:20 PM

was already wanting a 3ds but this makes it harder to resist. maybe hold out until next price drop.

Best guess? You might be waiting for a while. There are about 30 million active right now, and the sales are doing pretty good after the first price drop.
117  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: NES Replay on: February 11, 2013, 06:26:11 PM
Alfred Chicken
118  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Are You Stepping Into the Next Gen? on: February 09, 2013, 04:53:21 AM
Can I completely mess with the poll and say, "I bought a Wii U, so I already have"? Tongue

I'm probably just going to go PC. The indie games coming out on PC are incredible, and there is rarely a game that makes me wish I had a PS3 or 360.
119  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: NES Replay on: February 04, 2013, 06:19:05 PM
Aladdin
120  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: NES Replay on: January 28, 2013, 11:36:44 PM
Al Unser Jr's Turbo Racing

Also, a question: Should I up these to two a week? I have them written out until March, but I kind of like having the time to go back over them and refine them. I dunno. Thoughts?
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