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by SpaceGuitarist
January 31st, 2019, 4:06 am
Forum: Other Media
Topic: Album Sales Dying Fast
Replies: 39
Views: 4241

Re: Album Sales Dying Fast

In the near future artists will have to release their album for free, by download for free in their own homepage, album sales will be a thing of past and artists will earn money more from live gigs. I hope not - concert tickets have already tripled in price in the last fifteen years. Back in the ea...
by SpaceGuitarist
January 15th, 2019, 6:53 am
Forum: Other Media
Topic: Album Sales Dying Fast
Replies: 39
Views: 4241

Re: Album Sales Dying Fast

To add insult to injury, it now seems perfectly possible to fake streaming figures so that certain artists earn more from royalties: https://www.nme.com/news/tidal-faces-criminal-investigation-allegedly-faking-beyonce-kanye-streaming-figures-2430844 I mean, if artists such as Noel Gallagher (somebod...
by SpaceGuitarist
January 8th, 2019, 8:22 pm
Forum: Classic Gaming
Topic: Fake GBA Games
Replies: 10
Views: 813

Re: Fake GBA Games

Another piece of evidence in the few counterfeits that I've bought was a missing code on the label itself. All my genuine GBA cartridges have an embossed code if you hold it up to the light just right with three or four letters/numbers in small font. None of my bootlegs ever bothered to replicate t...
by SpaceGuitarist
January 5th, 2019, 1:03 pm
Forum: Other Media
Topic: Album Sales Dying Fast
Replies: 39
Views: 4241

Re: Album Sales Dying Fast

Sad thing, this is what contributes to the rising cost of concert ticket prices. Since people aren't buying albums, bands need to charge absurd amounts for their concert tickets now. This is why I can now only afford to see one big show a year, and see bands at smaller venues (like the Kix show I j...
by SpaceGuitarist
November 16th, 2018, 11:54 am
Forum: Other Media
Topic: Favorite Rock Stars (Pre Grunge)
Replies: 20
Views: 3857

Re: Favorite Rock Stars (Pre Grunge)

Neil Young (especially 1974 - 1977) Bob Dylan (especially 1975 - 1976) Lou Reed (with The VU and solo) Captain Beefheart Frank Zappa Scott Walker (not really rock per se, but still a rock'n'roll kind of character) John Lennon post-Beatles Ozzy with Sabbath Brian Jones of The Rolling Stones Takashi M...
by SpaceGuitarist
November 4th, 2018, 8:42 pm
Forum: Video Games General
Topic: Do you enjoy watching others play?
Replies: 10
Views: 923

Re: Do you enjoy watching others play?

The only things I tend to watch seem to be Super Mario Maker videos (mostly enjoy the total randomness of the "super expert" levels and the chops of the players) and the occasional "tool assisted" Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3 run...again, because it looks very random and extra-ordina...
by SpaceGuitarist
October 3rd, 2018, 8:14 pm
Forum: Modern Gaming
Topic: Is the Video Game Industry set for a Change
Replies: 2
Views: 789

Re: Is the Video Game Industry set for a Change

The main problem, as everybody knows, is that production costs for AAA videogames are spinning out of control. And it's not just the graphics or the content - nowadays a big game is expected to have Hollywood-quality dubbing, a 40 piece orchestra that plays 7 hours of soundtrack, unneeded online fea...
by SpaceGuitarist
October 3rd, 2018, 10:43 am
Forum: Video Games General
Topic: Best Time of the Year for Gaming?
Replies: 5
Views: 765

Re: Best Time of the Year for Gaming?

Personally my most prolific time of the year for gaming has always been late winter, February - March. I don't know why but I just took a look at the list of games I play every year (I have been writing them down in an excel file for more than a decade now) and Feb-Mar seems to be the time of the ye...
by SpaceGuitarist
September 28th, 2018, 8:00 am
Forum: Video Games General
Topic: Are E-sports Legit?
Replies: 14
Views: 1094

Re: Are E-sports Legit?

I have nothing against competitive gaming becoming a thing, but I think it's silly that they actually want to pass it for a sport, or even have it at the Olympic Games, which is utterly laughable. Yes there's big money in competitive gaming (although I have no idea where the money comes from - do th...
by SpaceGuitarist
September 3rd, 2018, 5:58 am
Forum: Classic Gaming
Topic: Arcades, Game Rooms, & the Like.
Replies: 6
Views: 831

Re: Arcades, Game Rooms, & the Like.

Over here every snack bar had at least one arcade machine - often they would have an entire room dedicated to arcade games. That's because snack bars originally came from "osterie" (or what you would call "bodegas" I guess), places that sold wine but almost always had an extra ro...

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