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Mat Piscatella
Video Game Industry Analyst, The NPD Group. Formerly of WB Games & Activision. MBA, San Diego State Univ Aztec for Life. Go Padres. Tom Nook is good.
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Mat Piscatella 2h
Replying to @T_Zuck
Hell yeah.
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Mat Piscatella 2h
Replying to @BearClawGaming
I hear you. It stinks!
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Mat Piscatella 2h
Replying to @SezChris
Had to go with a salad today. Blasphemy I know!
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Mat Piscatella 2h
You did it. You got through this week. Congrats. F'in hell it was a lotta week. And you did it. Have a Shasta and watch your favorite trash movie.
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Mat Piscatella 6h
Replying to @THEKyleMoffatt
Boston fans never bought tons of his jersey? Weeeeeeird. Wonder why Boston fans wouldn't buy his jersey.
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Mat Piscatella 6h
Replying to @GenePark @shinobi602
And atmosphere. ME1 had a 70s sci fi vibe to it, especially with the music and much of the art style. The series lost much of that going after the mass market. I get why, but still.
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Mat Piscatella 7h
Replying to @roboplato @JeffGrubb
Ah I thought someone out there was being silly saying the new boxes shouldn't have ssds
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Mat Piscatella 7h
Replying to @JeffGrubb
...what prompted this
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Marshal Cohen 10h
6 months in. Retail is hanging in. The rules of engagement have changed. From upcoming prime day to the new and more challenging holiday to 2021 a year of great uncertainty with big opportunities This is not your grandmothers retail business anymore.
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Mat Piscatella 10h
Replying to @HammerdinGuy
Sure. But you can have a reasonable assumption for revenues generated by double dippers.
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Mat Piscatella 10h
Replying to @xxwetpigeonxx
You're not selling this to a significant number of existing owners. There's no opportunity there. The opportunity is having existing owners tell non-owners how great the game is. Your thought process is flawed imo.
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Mat Piscatella 10h
Replying to @EmielRegis
Physical ownership cannot be consistently validated, especially on systems without disc drives. Physical ownership does not enter into this equation as doing so is impractical.
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Mat Piscatella 10h
Replying to @EmielRegis
Second hand doesn't matter... can only verify ownership if the product is in a customer's digital library.
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Mat Piscatella 10h
Replying to @duckvalentine
And now i'm looking at that lineup with Jane's Addiction, Siouxsie and the Banshees, Nine Inch Nails, Rollins Bad, Violent Femmes... damn I'm just going to listen to all that now.
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Mat Piscatella 10h
Replying to @duckvalentine
Add some birkenstocks and I'd think it was lollapalooza 91.
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Mat Piscatella 11h
Replying to @MatPiscatella
These decisions have the sense of a finance analysis gone wrong... where the math assumes that every current gen sale would really just be a lost next gen sale at a higher ring ignoring customer expectations and goodwill and... that's unfortunate.
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Mat Piscatella 11h
Replying to @MatPiscatella
Only argument I really see is 'if we offered a free upgrade, everyone would just go out about buy the lower priced current gen version now' - and... good? You get the sale, and a new user to evangelize the game, or at least not have to compete with the flood of games at launch?
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Mat Piscatella 11h
I sure would like to understand the math folks are doing to make the case for charging existing owners of content for a new version of that same content. The revenues from double-dippers compared to the loss of good will? I personally can't get that math to work.
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Mat Piscatella 11h
Replying to @Lexmechanic
Nook should sue that charlatan into the ground and then build a new village on top of it.
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Mat Piscatella 14h
Replying to @justicar
Yes! All the more time I'll have to endlessly grind MLB The Show programs until I also become a drooling husk of a being.
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