Re: [Unity_Games] Re: Why non-gamers are clueless
- On Sun, 07 Sep 2003 23:34:12 -0400
W Eric Martin <eric@...> wrote:
> I don't deny this appeal, but I think that parenting magazines --Most parenting magazines and other niche interest media concerns use the
> which spend much of their pages touting the benefits of social
> interaction and family togetherness -- would want to review items that
> provide these very features. Yet they do not.
standard maximal market return equation of having the ONLY minority
aspect of their presentation be their niche. Everything else is as
mainstream or mainstream sympathetic as they can make it. Not
surprising really, it is the sole guaranteed route to the largest
possible audience while maintaining niche-demographic coverage for
> I agree, and whenever I have the option of purchasing a game inI try and strike a balance and divide my budget accordingly. Local
> multiple locations, I purchase from the smaller local store rather
> than the chain (such as buying I'm the Boss at full price from the
> publisher's game store in Providence rather than discounted online).
> This option often applies only to popular games from large companies,
> but I still figure every dollar helps keep those Mom & Pop locations
stores I have an interest or relationship with get a slice,
stores/people I like (online or off) get a slice, and lowest-bidder gets
a slice. The size of each slice varies a bit depending on how I feel
about a particular vendor, and really needs to be viewed over about a 1n
18 month period as across the year I try to do a bit of a balancing act
across large and small items so that, for instance, local stores don't
only get stuck providing $10 fluff items while I buy all my $40 games
J C Lawrence
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