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msteuk

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  1. Yeah about 10-20% slower iirc
  2. question for miles

    A prudent choice tbf
  3. <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Miles Jacobson: msteuk - no, it's there to ensure that there are no implications towards that direction. </div></BLOCKQUOTE> I'm not sure why you would mention how few people buy the game in Turkey if you weren't implying that it provided a partial excuse to a mistake in the Turkish leagues.
  4. <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Miles Jacobson: Some people on this thread have estimated about thousands, then tens of thousands of people in Turkey who are affected by this, and that figure is way off the mark. There may well be that many people in Turkey playing the game, but genuine sales there are tiny, making up about 0.1% of global sales. That doesn't mean bugs in that league are any less important, or that we won't try and fix them, but to suggest that we sell thousands there is not accurate in the slightest. </div></BLOCKQUOTE> Erm, isn't that exactly what you're implying?
  5. Football Manager 2008 trailer

    <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by James07?: adverts that I've seen for things like CofD usually show people shooting stuff, things blowing up etc etc which by their very nature are fun for the target audience? </div></BLOCKQUOTE> Must be different to the one's I've seen. The one I can remember well was a MoH ad which showed non-shooty scenes from the game set to the recital of a Wilfred Owen poem.
  6. Football Manager 2008 trailer

    It's the 'overtly' thing I'm taking issue with. There's no overt political content at all.
  7. Football Manager 2008 trailer

    <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by James07?: As for the 'fun' thing...the advert itself isn't fun. It's not designed to be fun. That's why I don't think it works. It should be fun. It's a computer game. </div></BLOCKQUOTE> Adverts for games like Call of Duty and Medal of Honour play on the seriousness and sentimentality of war. They certainly don't make war seem 'fun', strictly speaking. But they work. As for the political thing, I don't think it's a fair critique to say, 'It's all well and good referencing Kipling, but this advert really doesn't get to grips with the Boer War context that Kipling's work is entrenched in'. The advert shouldn't be expected to do that, and that, if you like, might be the fun aspect you're looking for: messing around with a Kipling poem, putting it in an entirely unfamiliar context. And I'd disagree with the poem being 'overtly' political in the first place.
  8. Football Manager 2008 trailer

    In fairness it's a decent ad. It does what it's meant to do, which is make you want to play FM. Got to say though, the acting with the manager doing the celebratory fist-pump at the end is pretty funny. Whether FM will deliver on all the things one anticipates from watching the ad is another matter...
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