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What's the most blatantly astroturfed hype you've seen for a game?
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>>608125606
Elden Ring
Cyberflop
Persona 5
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>>608125606
Halo infinite
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Saints Row
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>>608125606
Valheim and Saints Row. Stray was just zoomers sucking it off because their favorite streamer was being paid to play it.
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Bioshock Infinite stands out because it was the beginning of all-present aggressive shilling as we know it today.
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okami has some astological themes
animal crossing and katamari have constellations
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>>608125606
the new saints row

I don't know if the marketers think they are being subtle, but this is the most obvious viral marketing campaign I have seen on here for a long time
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>>608125606
EA games and XIV because that's the only ones solid proof of paid shilling afaik (people posting proof they get paid to promote it). People tend to go AAAAH IT'S SHILLING as soon as a popular game pops up because they're retarded.
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Here on the board?

>stray
>death stranding
>elden ring
>shin megami tensei V
>multiversus
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>>608125606
Devil May Cry 5.
The Sad thing is that it worked.
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>>608125606
Horizon 1 and 2
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Any oldfags here remember when there was a greentext that was basically the marketing copy/press release for a game got stickied on /v/ for some reason?
Not a summary greentext, the exact ad just with meme arrows and reddit spacing.
I think it was shilling Assassin's Creed or something, must've been 5-10 years ago.
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Hello Neighbor
Multiversus
Onirism
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>>608125887
Yes, asscreed sticky shilling some event nobody was actually interested in. The way meme arrows were laid out, it was obvious it's text copied from an email. Also it was a locked thread so everyone could see it without any of those nasty "nobody cares, shill" comments.
Someone in marketing evidently paid 4chan staff for a sticky without knowing the first thing about how 4chan works.
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Stray
Saint's Row
Va-11 Hall-A
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borderlands 1
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Trannytale
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>>608126001
For me Goblinism gets a pass because is the fucking programmer shilling his game with no more than ten concurrent players. He could be any of us, chasing the dream.
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>>608125606
>NOOOOOOOOOOOO WHY ARE PEOPLE EXCITED FOR PRODUCT. YOU CANT DO THAT YOU HAVE TO BE BITTER AND SAD LIKE ME!
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nuGod of War
Horizon Forbidden West
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>>608125606
Cyberpunk was pretty funny
Rage bait over stuff like Horizon is always pretty obvious, but most faggots here still fall for it
Xenoblade 3 is using similar tactics rn with the offspring picture
Stray 100%, they had premade memes on release day and everything (and the game was just okay at best)
Project Zomboid has waves of shills
In general, you can tell by how fast the posts stop about two weeks after release
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>>608126132
It could be you, it could be me, it could even be...
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>>608125606
Persona 5. Those 'never seen it coming' video was like going decades back to the THIS IS SPARTA 'viral' videos. Nowadays absolutely everything in the internet is an ad anyway, or an information recollection stitch like this thread
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>>608125606
Mobile games.
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>>608125606
Intellivision Amico
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>>608126214
This. Contrarianism has gone too far
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>>608126247
>Project Zomboid has waves of shills
h-hey, I like Zomboid...
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genshin impact
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>>608126045
I'm glad to hear I didn't imagine it, it's been so long and I've never seen anyone mention it since that I began to think I was delusional for remembering it.
Do you have a screenshot by any chance?
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>>608126214
/thread
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>>608126247
>Cyberpunk was pretty funny
I don't remember the damage control of the critical days. I only remember people fighting over the size of the map. I remember that image that said "I'm still buying cyberpunk 2077".
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>>608125606
Dead Island.
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>>608125707
Nah I'm pretty legit pumped.
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this board went mental for that absolute shite 3ds "game" tamodochi life or whatever the fuck it was called. half the board was filled with that shit for the launch weekend and then it was never spoken of again. that's when iknew this board is just nintendo shills spamming their garbage
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>>608125606
What the fuck is astroturf?
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Every single Far Cry release and to a lesser extent Ass Creed.
Pretty much every Ubisoft game.
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>>608126360
It's not a bad game at all, but my autism allows me to distinguish shill posts from regular ones - good games can still have blatant astroturf/shill campaigns run for them (Valheim for example)
>>608126434
The shazam meme was likely organic, the "I'm still buying cyberpunk 2077" was completely manufactured and dumb as hell, basically saying "I'm still gonna be a good goy and consoom"
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>>608126543
Marketing by pretending to be a member of the community who's just accidentally interested in the product you're selling.
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>>608126242
Bro I argued with some dude here for HOURS in a thread until I posted my copy of the game with a timestamp and he never responded
The new GoW stuff sucked dick and I regret buying it
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>>608126580
So just shilling?
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>>608126242
>Horizon Forbidden West
I still don't know who actually likes this shit. It has a pretty coat of paint and fucking nothing else. Is that all it takes to impress?
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>>608125606
Pretty much any Ubisoft game
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>>608126730
"Shilling" is a slur loaded with anti-semitic energy. We don't use those on 4chan.
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>>608126578
>the "I'm still buying cyberpunk 2077" was completely manufactured
That was ironic shitposting in the vein of "still voting trump".
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>>608126543
Astroturf is a brand of synthetic turf/grass
It's usage in this case means an artificial grassroots movement/enthusiasm for a product or event
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>>608126805
*4channel
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I hide every fallout threads here
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>>608126751
I haven't played forbidden west, but I did like zero dawn.
I'm not saying I love games like Horizon, but I do enjoy them when I'm in the mood for a typical AAA open world game.
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>>608126730
Astroturf can be applied to non financial as well as financial purposes while shilling is all about money.
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>>608125606
Stray
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>>608125606
>ctrl f genshin
>1 result
You disappoint me /v/
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>>608125606
not a game, but i hate all the chink shit shill threads. sometimes they even start the thread asking if an xbox controller is the best for PC before shilling 8bitdo chink shit.
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>>608127041
Do you really think people on /v/ don't like to make threads about anime girl porn and those threads are all outside companies marketers?
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>>608126932
>meow
rent free
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i don't really mind shills doing their thing and making retarded op's since they're easy to spot and sometimes result in decent discussion after everyone else hijacks it, but it is annoying when they triple down when called out and shit and piss themselves because often the thread derails with the resulting reply chain
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>>608125606
Valheim
Project Zomboid
Vintage Story
V Rising
Borderlands 3
Battlefront 2
Avengers
Battlefield 2042
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>>608127296
Only Borderlands 3? Not all of them?
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>>608126605
>arguing with a stubborn idiot
>"post proof"
>post proof
>they quietly run away from the thread like a little bitch
of all the posters on 4chan the ones I have the utmost respect for are the ones that will admit they were wrong
they are so rare that arguing is just never worth it
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Dragon age shitquisition
Star Wars Battlefront
Dying light 2
Gaylo 4
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>>608125606
Borderlands. I wish I still had that picture of /v/ that was just Borderlands spam.
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>>608127176
>rentfree
>Endlessly shilled on /v/ for the week of launch then mysteriously vanishes faster than your adoptive father
Stay on topic
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>>608125784
>but this is the most obvious viral marketing campaign I have seen on here for a long time
I think they even threw some obvious catchphrase into the posts in the hopes that people would start spamming it everywhere. At this point it'd seem less pathetic if they just posted a blatant advertisement and didn't even try to pretend.
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>>608125606
>What's the most blatantly astroturfed hype you've seen for a game?
Final Fantasy XIV. Its not a mmorpg, its a visual novel.
>It gets good after ARR!
No its the same stale game where you run from cat girl to cat girl watching cutscenes. It never deviates from this garbage. The entire game is watching cutscenes and running between quest givers. Occasionally you will 1-2 shot some monsters in a glowing purple circle. Do not listen to the trannies. It doesn't "get better after X" its the same shit all the way through.
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>>608127445
That was around the same time as the porn bots yeah? I always associate Borderlands with "Thanks I come on cat he hiss at penis"
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>>608127505
>meow meow
seethe
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>everyone naming recent releases, most of them being indie games that just had strong word of mouth on top of that
I can't tell if I'm surrounded by people with the memory of goldfish or if it's just people wanting to whine about everyone discussing games they don't like
anyway OP, borderlands
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I was once called a shill when I made a thread about a game that is free and in the public domain. I have since not believed much in claims of shills here.
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>>608125606
any ubisoft game around their launch days, the shilling gets way too obnoxious and obvious.
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>>608127679
Which game was it?
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>>608125606
Every fucking mobile gacha game. These games all suck. Everyone knows they suck. No one actually enjoys playing these games. Anyone who does play these games are junkies that have an gambling addiction problem and are self-aware enough to know better than to have any sort of positive sentiment about these games.

As such, anyone unironically shilling for these games are being paid to do so or are bots. The companies/publishers have the resources to do this at a very large scale. They have automated web crawlers that scan all major online forums and discussion boards that automatically detects any content related to their game and will swarm them with shills and bots.

Don't trust anything shilling gachas. They are shit. Stay away. Don't get baited into becoming another gacha junky from paid shills.
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>>608125678
Elder ring wasnt marketing.
Those were retards doing it for free.
Cases of legit shilling I recall here were Cyberpunk, some Ubisoft titles like Far Cry and maybe Nintendo stuff
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>>608127679
it's contrarinariatism, exhibited in peak form by >>608127505
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>>608127505
>anon losing his shit over a cat
probably a dognog desu
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>>608125606
genshin impact
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>>608127414
Halo infinite too
>before release board was full of diehard xbox fans
>after release only crickets remain
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At this point I think astroturfing threads are from obsessed retards trying to poison the well
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>>608125606
Saints Row
Their shills must be acting retarded on purpose. Now I'm almost tempted to SPAM GIVE ME A HUZZAH kek hahahaha fucking hell why did IdolNinja die all I wanted was a SR2 remaster and fixed for pc but it's over. It's literally over
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Do you guys not remember Perfect Dark HD and how somebody admitted they were being paid?
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>>608127982
Some of those people were fans hanging on to a glimmer of hope because the core gameplay was closer to classic than 4 or 5 and we didn't know it was going to get only new 1 map every 6 months.
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>>608125606
tlou2
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>>608127982
Halo Infinite was a good game. It had a good foundation, whether you liked the campaign or not. The multiplayer was good but it had problems like desync and lag and shit like that. Those kinds of things people can deal with for a little while but the game has been out for almost a year and those things are arguably worse than on launch. 343 couldn't give a fuck about the game and won't fix any of its problems and also doesn't give a shit about other things to help the game either like putting out new maps/etc. They only care about their gay little skins they can pilfer money from peoples pockets.

It's honestly a shame what they did to Halo Infinite, they had such a win on their hands and then dropped it so fucking hard.
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>>608128072
People have admitted to it several times, but there's never proof and I've never seen job listings for "4chan shill"
However, there are companies that advertise that they'll shill your memecoin on /biz/. You can Google it, it's a real thing
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>>608127651
I think people confuse popular games getting some hype with shilling (I would bet the universe that bandai/from didn't pay one cent to have elden ring hyped here). Offending elitist sensibilities tends to make people see shills everywhere.
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>>608127751
I know multiple people who are casually addicted to gachas and try to get all of their friends to play it. They also all smoke weed "socially". Never underestimate the idoicy of irl people.
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spiderman
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>>608125606
Cyberpunk, Deathloop and most definitely The Outer Worlds.
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Borderlands
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The cynical answer is that thanks to hypebeasts every popular game has some astroturf

I'd have to think about it, but it would have to be something from the early twitch days when people were running sponsored streams and not telling anyone
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>>608125606
>Stray
>Battlefield 3
>Doom
>Genshin Impact
>Saints Row
>CP77
>FUCKING Epic Game Store (Fuck you Sweeney you're not some crusader against Valve)
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Every Chinese owned game.
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That final fantasy game that bombed where the main character says Chaos over and over
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>>608127719
Some cyberpunk game that had that scp lizard monster as a reoccuring boss
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remember the ouya?
god that had some pretty fucking rabid defenders
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post-release Diablo III had constant threads desperate to present the illusion that it was worth getting scammed out of $60 to grind to Inferno (where the game beginsTM) so you no longer qualify for a refund
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The various clones of TF2 and CS:GO shit out by EA Ubisoft and Tencent
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>>608125606
Watching normies melt down over Watch_Dogs after being brainwashed by that famous trailer was so satisfying.
Then they turn around and buy more ubisoft shit like they never learned their lesson. Company has never put out a good game for 2 and half decades.
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>>608125606
the most blatant I've ever seen was the fake viral marketing threads that were spammed right here on /v/ for Borderlands 2
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>>608129920
Wait nevermind, it was Borderlands 1. Jesus fuck that was a long time ago.
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>>608128261
>but there's never proof and I've never seen job listings for "4chan shill"
The EA and XIV dudes literally shower pictures from their office and their pass cards. What more do you need?
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>>608125606
Resident Evil 8, is was alright. Not bad, not good, just alright.
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>>608125606
Every single nu MH "hype" thread before some random event or nip stream.
Capcom has been known to employ dozens of viral marketers in this site. It's sickening to see people just ignoring all the criticism of recent titles and just suddenly adopt a random teaser or trailer of a yet-unreleased entry as the new best game ever and calling every old game shit that they're glad to be dropping
Every goddamn time
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>>608127679
If it makes you feel better, there's one retard over on /vst/ who accuses every thread of being a shill thread.
Even in the flash games thread, a format that's officially been dead for several years, was free, and nobody bothered developing for it for about the last five years of its lifespan.
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>>608130459
Viral marketing doesn't just exist here, and most of the time it's barely even shill but people looking forward to something and wanting to talk about it. It does happen, but not in the amount that you think.
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>>608129018
I'm not denying it had shills, but it also a legion of loyal retards who did it >for free and only got more progressively retarded as the hype train gained momentum.
It was fascinating to watch how the "box that plays mobile phone games and plugs into your TV for some reason" slowly evolved into "SKYRIM AT 60FPS CONSOLE KILLER CONFIRMED".
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>>608130897
You don't even play the games or go to the threads to know the decade of disgusting shilling and shit-eating that's been going on. They put any rabid fanboy to shame with their act.
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>>608130897
Anon, hardware manufacturers and game publishers literally pay shills thousands of dollars to go sit in warehouses and pretend to care about some literal garbage esports shit that's been shit out on twitch and youtube and abuse site ranking systems to trick people into thinking shit is popular.
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>>608126580
That sounds like 90% of Reddit users
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>>608125606
Borderlands
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Minecraft
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>>608125606
literally any game popular on twitch in the past couple years
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lost ark
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dragonflight expansion trailer. streamers would try to hype it up, but everyone that saw it immediately knew it was boring ass trash. reminded me of that year when bioshock infinite and dragon age 3 released and games journalists tried to hype these games up as goty when both were just mediocre shlock
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>>608126214
We are talking about astroturfing you dumb nigger.
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>>608126932

you're not wrong, i don't stay long on forward slash vee each week and that shit felt forced as fuck when you've seen trends come and go here for years. seems you riled a few of the stragglers to boot kek
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>>608135970
More like getting turbocharged by the game being political (cats, dogs and other pets being considered liberal) and people seething over it.
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>>608136157

oh, it leaned in that particular direction?
all i saw was a cat in a cyberpunk setting and that was it for what i cared to look into.
I'm a bit surprised someone managed to inject politics into a premise like that (beyond the inherent issues that created the cyberpunk genre)
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Cyberpunk, spiderman, kingdom come deliverance
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>>608126073
Had to read way too far to see this.

>>608126107
Nah, UT had legitimate hype from furries, tumblrcunts, earthbound fans, and homestuck fans. At least some of the shilling was honest, for free fandom.

>>608130897
>Viral marketing doesn't just exist here
Shill detected.

It's kind of disheartening to think about how much fanart and OC is advertising rather than some loser putting passion-to-pen.
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>>608136472
>I'm a bit surprised someone managed to inject politics into a premise like that
I don't know how they would avoid it if you play as a pet and pet ownership is political.
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>>608136839
It's probably not a shill, people are just that naive about how much of the content they engage with is an advertisement. If you've ever studied shit like microwork you realise how much retarded work you can give people online for such little money. The biggest argument against professional shilling on 4chan is the investment v return but when you can invest basically nothing for a chance of increasing sales, why wouldnt you?
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>>608134564
But asmongold said he isn't a paid shill for WoW, Lost Ark, and XIV
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>>608125606
It's been over a decade and I've never seen anything as bad on this board as the first Borderlands. Every god damn day, multiple times a day, the exact same thread with the same first few replies
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>>608125606
Anyone here remember the Deus Ex Human Revolution "leak"?
>game has absolutely zero hype behind it
>everyone thinks it's gonna be yet another rpg series turned into generic shooter with a dialogue tree or two at most
>suddenly someone "leaks" a version of the game that contains the first half of the story
>within days the internet is filled with gifs of Adam Jensen slapping the shit out of hookers
>pre-order sales go through the roof
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>>608125606
Cyberpunk
Guild Wars 2
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Borderlands 1, most of you zoomers weren't here for it so I understand.
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>>608137183
>releasing a demo is shilling
Even pretending it was a secret leak to make it more exciting can't make releasing a demo a bad thing.
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>>608137183
And the guy who leaked it got fired. So much for your theory.
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Does anyone remember the incredibly aggressive shilling for Skullgirls when it first launched? The game came out and dropped from 20 threads a day to less than 1. I've always assumed some of it was just regular coomers, but it was consistent at all hours of the day, something barely any game ever achieves
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There was a period where every Ubisoft game release got ridiculously awkward threads on /v/
It always something real boring and mundane being hyped up in the OPs
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>>608125606
Cyberpunk 2077. All those journalists were paid for sure.
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>>608137367
>make a game for fighting gamers only
>dies

what did they mean by this
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>>608137478
unfortunately even if that weren't true normies/redditors shilled it enough that it would still have sold well
I can't tell you how many times random dipshits at work wanted to talk to me about it in the months leading up to its release and were shocked I wasn't interested
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>>608125606
Elden Ring had the biggest shill campaign that's ever been witnessed on this board
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>>608134708
Aka ur schizo fantasy
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New World had some epic shilling going on for something that was so trash.
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>>608125784
Saints Row is so HYPE, get ready to TOUCH GRASS with this EPIC game. I am literally beyond STOKED, I cannot wait to MEME it up in this open world MASTERPIECE.
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>>608130897
You are way underestimating the amount of money and people involved in astroturf marketing and influencing. I knew a girl who was given thousands of dollars of merchandise for her dog so she could take pictures and post it on Instagram. She legit had like 60 followers. 4chan has enough unique users that I can guarantee you that there's people and money being poured into this place way beyond what you imagine.
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>>608125707
this. kek
most recent example
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>>608125750
This and death loop
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>>608125606
Anyone "excited" for Overwatch 2
Everyone with a brain realized it's irredeemable garbage. Funny enough even blizzard finally gave up and went silent after the last beta.
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>>608125784
I know /v/tards are all aspies that need someone to tell them what emotion someone is expressing, so let me explain this simply: SR has been ironic shilling. Those posts are shitting on the game.
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>>608136991
>pets are political
Touch grass, literally just go outside right now you terminally online freak
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>>608125606
Multiversus.
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>>608140372
>ironic shilling
do you ever read what you type out?
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>>608127651
Yupp, I agree, but there are some games that have been pretty blantantly shilled on /v/, like Borderlands and Diabotical
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>>608140864
Do you know which site you're on? The OP's have been literally threads of söijak greentexting about loving the hustle and bustle of the big city. Guaranteed (You)'s.
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>>608140372
Post-metadoubleplusnonunironic shillposting is still shillposting.
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>>608125606
Saints Row 3 &<
Sleeping Dogs (what a piece of shit game too)
Cyberpunk
The Witcher 1
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>>608125606
believing that companies unironically shill on 4chan is peak schizo, no sane or person would want to associate with this place & users on other platforms are far more likely to actually buy games.
if we talk about the internet in general, it's probably apex legends or valorant.
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microsoft hires a ton of pajeets to shill gamepass, you can notice the weird engrish sometimes
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>>608140349
This as the most recent huge example. They even went on to brag about their viewership on twitter on the first day of the beta even though they knew it was artificially boosted because of beta keys. Genuine dogshit franchise for retards.
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>>608125747
>Stray was just zoomers sucking it off because their favorite streamer was being paid to play it.
That's literally what everybody said about Valheim too.
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>>608125606
Is this just a “game I don’t like that’s popular” thread?
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>>608125707
HUZZAH!
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>>608128435
This or Mario & Rabbids
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>>608142307
You must be some fucking newfag if you don't remember The Conduit shill threads
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>>608125887
>>608126045
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>>608130897
>Viral marketing doesn't just exist here
>It does happen, but not in the amount that you think.
You are either a shill or a newfag to say this.
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>>608139559
kek I would actually buy a game if it did some stupid shit like this.
>Don't be a REDDITOR, buy Saint's Row!
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>>608128473
>The cynical answer is that thanks to hypebeasts every popular game has some astroturf
True
It's made worse by the fact that's there's so many internet personalities who have they fame(money) tied to the success of games that they in turn become such huge sources of unbridled hype, regardless of quality or even their actual feelings I imagine in many cases.
This kind of thing is exacerbated the more niche your genre of choice becomes with titles getting hype far beyond their quality due to the youtubers getting desperate to stay afloat
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>>608125606
That really shitty MMO that closed down like 2 months after it open and after it failed in Korea, China, and Russia. I can’t remember the name. Constant shilling for months because they had an “ambassador program” where they literally did it for free and then when it came out and everyone found out it was shit, complete silence.
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Maybe not really astroturfing but I suddenly rememberd when the first enchanted portals trailer released (maybe 2 years ago now fuck) and the thread about it here on the day of shit on it hard for being so blatantly uninspired. It hit bump limit.
the next day there was another thread that got to around 150+ posts, filled instead with endless damage control, bunch of very similar posts patting each other on the back for giving the game a chance
then I noticed it had like 15 ip's lol
that's the most blatant thing I've seen here I think
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>>608125606
Stray.
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>>608125606
The first Switch trailer where they did the phoney esports event for Splatoon.
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I think most of the shilling on the board is just people getting too hyped on stuff and ignoring obvious issues or it’s ironic shitposting. I’m sure there’s certain cases where companies tried to astroturf here though.
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>>608125606
anything related to Borderlands
YIIK
Devil May Cry reboot
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>>608143245
>implying it wasn't just desperate tendies clinging onto the sole "serious game for adults" they had
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>>608125606
Undertale
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>>608125606
Cruelty Squad and every other shitty indie fps like selACKo, ultrashill and citadel
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>>608138791
You're trying too hard.
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>>608125606
cyberpunk obviously
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>CTRL+F "Destruction Allstars"
>0 results

Fascinating! Back when the PS5 was rolling out, shills were carpet bombing the Internet with footage of that game trying to make it seem like anything BUT a neutered version of Twisted Metal.

Oh, and that game that seemed like a mix of Dirty Bomb and Overwatch was shilled hard too.
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>>608125606
Anthem, the hype for that seemed completely fake.
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That vampire mobile game was pretty blatant
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>>608143990
Oh yeah, I remember Enchanted Portals. Surprisingly enough, it's still in the fucking works and even had a little Twitter controversy about the portrayal of Native Americans.
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>>608127751
based and truthpilled, im glad i didnt fall for it, gacha is only good for the porn
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>>608140726
Nigger did I ever claim I thought pets are political? Go to school and learn to read.
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>>608145229
you're not trying hard enough. use your little pea brain.
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Anthem and APEX
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KCD.
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Outer Wilds. Every thread starts with the same variation of the OP and then on its basically people circle jerking it till the thread hits 100 or so replies then dies off.
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Bugsnax or some other game I already forgotten.
Every thread that starts about "how people talk about X" is astroturf
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>>608125606
If anyone doesn't say Borderlands, they're a newfag.
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>>608125678
You forget BOTW, Witcher 3, RDR2, Mario Odyssey, Animal Crossing, Pokemon games every pokemon game.
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>>608125606
Every new Ubisoft game
it's always so blatant I want to cry
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>>608148687
i remember when rocket league came out, i'd never heard of it before until on launch day i saw some nigger make a thread saying it was the most reddit game ever
bought it immediately and played it for 100+ hours that year
4chan discourse used to mean something but now there are so many fucking retards here that any given comment has an 80% chance of actually being from a redditor
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>>608149932
NOOOOOO YOU CAN'T LIST THE BING BING GAMES!!!
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>>608125606
For Honor
All gachas
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>>608126551
>>608126763
>>608127717
>>608129297
>>608137417
>>608150002
Apologies for the multi quote but these are correct, I think there was even proof that ubisoft has a script for their new games to be posted here
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>>608126730
It's a specific flavor of shilling. It implies that the person doing the shilling is in fact connected to the product in some way, but will try to act as if they're just another excited fan.

The difference is in the banter, a regular excited 4chins user will gladly call anyone who disagrees with them a nigger faggot, but an astroturfer will stick to hype buzz phrases and bullet points for fear of losing their job for saying a nono word (thus damaging the brand's appearance)
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>>608126247
>Stray 100%, they had premade memes on release day
I haven't seen a single Stray meme.
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>>608126915
Pretty sure the fallout 3 shilling is just one deranged poster trying to push a narrative that "Fallout 3 is 4chan's game, Fallout NV is reddit's game"
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>>608126363
yeah they make threads about content that is only available on china and SEA yet
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Broken Age
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>>608148230
It's good, but I did notice discord faggotry for the dlc, which was garbage
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>>608127562
What's funnier is the astroturfers weren't even square enix employees, they were Asmongold watching twirchniggers trying to hype the game up for their buddies and get people to play and watch the streams
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yuzu
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>>608125606
Halo Infinite, easy. People were actually hyped about Cyberpunk and Elden Ring. I've not met a single person IRL who gave a shit about Halo Infinite. But it was hyped to the moon on every single videogame forum because muh free to play multiplayer. Someone on /v/ even told me it was going to be the next Fortnite
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>>608125606
Disco elysium
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>>608129117
>There are "people", perhaps even on this board, who unironically play Valorant
swear to God if you cut open a Valorant player you won't find flesh and blood, just clay
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>>608125606
Indie games like YIIK or Wizard of Legend, Blizzard, Ubisoft shit. Games that obviously aren't that popular.
But Elden Ring, Nintendo stuff, Cyberpunk? Those were just popular games you fucking numbnuts.
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>>608125834
DMC IS BACK, BABY!
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>>608151479
I knew a guy who played Valorant. He was, before that, an unironic fanatical Blizzdrone who ate up every single new release of WoW, Diablo, and Overwatch.
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>>608134564
>gonna cop a preorder fr fr on god
Those fucking pre-alpha threads were some of the best unintentional comedy I've seen in a long time
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>>608151635
>companies spend millions of dollars on advertising
>but none of that money is going towards paying pajeets a couple bucks to spam threads and bring attention to their product here in a place where people gather
Cracks me up.
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>>608125606
The new Saint's Row game is getting shilled here constantly.
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Fallout 4's Hype Train pissed me off because it was so obvious how many people had no fucking clue what they were hyping up and just propped the hype up on they're enjoyment of 3 and New Vegas ignoring the red flags that we got almost no info on these games for several months and most hands on demos were behind closed doors. I think the most shocking thing is how Cyberpunk did the same thing and somehow didn't get away with it after tempering fan expectations for years with no gameplay to show or even an Idea of what the game would look like. Just like Bethesda the fans were willing to ignore all red flags just because they enjoyed an older title.
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>>608125606
Outer Worlds and any Obsidian game.
To be honest, I'm not sure whether OW was shilled by paid marketers or Obsidian lovng discord trannies - New Vegas, for example, is definitely shilled by the latter.
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>>608137061
Yeah people would never lie or skirt the law for money. That would never happen
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>>608153275
given how much income he makes and how many hatewatchers there are he'd have to keep his shit clean or he'd get caught too easily

if only we could get you faggots to watch politicians like this instead of dirty bois from texas
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>>608138791
It's more schizo to close your eyes to this shit and deny it
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>>608125606
The frog gun game is the most recent one and man, is it blatant.
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>>608125606
The Last of Us, it might be the most astroturfed game of all time
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>>608125606
Anything Nintendo on this board.
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>>608125606
Andrew's game, of course. except his game is actually good, which helps
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>>608152573
Retards always falls for marketing, even the marketing they make up in their own heads.
Bethesda games are comically sub par, but this cycle of hype into pretend nothing is wrong into eceleb cope into new hype for starfield has to stop some time right or the toddhead is eternal.
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>>608125606
Horizhit.
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>>608140726
Apparently /pol/ has decided that cats are liberal and reddit while dogs are Chad and right wing.

Don't ask me why or how
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>>608125606
anything by ubisoft, it's the most blatant paid shilling i see on this board
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>>608153876
>>Don't ask me why or how
It's obviously because of the Stray threads, anything that takes up the board for too long gets this treatment and anything related to it.
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>>608142307
>He thinks a company would pass on advertising because "muh reputation"
As a phone fag, I get McDonalds ads on this website. Tabloid ads, Amazon ads, manga ads. You are not safe from marketing just because the website doesn't ban the word "nigger"
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>>608142847
>Borderlands
>Popular
Loooooooooool
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>>608125606
Elden Ring. So many people pretended to care about that shit, not one of them is still playing it
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>>608138704
If you weren't completely full of shit you'd have screencaps of whole conversations and channel lists etc instead of the single posts you DM'ed to yourself. Why not screencap the whole discord op?
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>>608154060
>strray threads
we got like 8 threads of that shit in a whole week
compare it to shit dogma 2 with 100 threads filling the board for a month and demake4
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>>608125606
The Battlefield 2042 """leaked""" footage was bad
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>>608125606
s o y punk
elden nig
>random korean mmo title
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>>608154372
>not one of them is still playing it
Did someone make a typo in the discord? Do these trannies realize that elden ring is not an MMO? Its a single player game.
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There are still Cyberjank webms that are copyright filtered by 4chan
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>>608151760
Did you try pouring water on him? See if he'd soften and warp?
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Ubishit and call of duty are some of the most obvious shill jobs on /v/. Always the same style of generic posts then once the games release they're gone until the next games.
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V Rising in recent memory.
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cat game for sure. what convinced me was the uptick in cat threads which morphed slowly but surely into threads about the game until the game threads had pretty much replaced them. that felt too clever by half

It's actually hard to think of another one atm, I think a lot of the shilling just comes from genuine (misplaced) enthusiasm for bad games. Specifically there's this personality type that seems to emotionally latch onto a game before it even comes out, they're the ones who always shill so hard
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>>608155712
But what is the purpose of shilling on /v/ i cant fucking understand this, is it "working"? for what reason? am i just too stupid to understand 140IQ sigma advertisement grindset?
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>>608154060
Nah they had screengrabs of redditors with cats and toxoplasmosis copypasta the day the game was announced. Dognigger vs Catfag is a feud way older than Stray
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>>608156109
you know /v/ is victim to the old saying that goes like, if you pretend to be retards, retards will find themselves in good company on this site.
i think there's a lot of mouthbreather tards who would fall victim to a shill thread and show some interest. some of the posters who've lost their way on this site will even pick up ironic shilling just to piss off people telling shills to fuck off. the threads become an unironic 'positive space' of hype building for a big triple A game. some people here haven't wasted their money enough times to see the warning signs and just hold on to their purse and click another thread.
and like someone else said, publishers already spend tens or hundreds of thousands into marketing. paying some scuzzy viral marketing team some paltry sum to shill games here is like nothing to them.
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>>608125606
All the AAA threads here
That and the fucking shills that defend brands like they owe their lives to them is what makes /v/ barely usable
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>>608156109
not him, but in the end this board is a concentrated group of people who are likely to spend money on video games and who also may well be influencing others around them to do the same. I don't know how common actual shilling really is versus people being volunteer whores, but when you think about how little effort it costs to post an OP versus how much it costs to advertise in other ways, I could easily see someone thinking it was worth it
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Genshin Impact
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>>608143245
The Conduit was just Wiifags excited to have an online FPS of their own.
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>>608156109
>Why would companies spend literal pennies to advertise on a website with high traffic?
Beats me anon
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>>608156406
>>608156763
>>608157132
But the games being shilled are always without fail fucking shit. As can be seen with functioning eyes. So who the fuck falls for any of this?
my god im glad my autism dosent let me get hyped on consooming AAA cock
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>>608149932
>Pokemon games every pokemon game.
Those are all porn threads either wanting to fuck lolis or the pokemon.
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>>608157570
Its cheap marketing
So they lose nothing by trying
Yet we lose a board because of this
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>>608157132
>this stuck in the '90s joke of a forum nobody knows about
>high traffic
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>>608157046
I'm not sure anyone who owned a wii and cared about fps games really cared about The Conduit
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>>608157731
if only we had a niche home away from the normalfags like the old days
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>>608157906
There are other IBs but they either are ultra dead or suffer the same problem

We would need an IB with strong moderation yet that has enough exposure, would it be possible in this day and age?
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Every single Switch 'exclusive' (none are actually exclusives since they all play better and for free on PC) is marketed here constantly, with links to trailers, spammed posts with the exact same text and posters spouting memes from reddit and twitter. None of you fags notice or care because you're tendie faggots that believe a company can do no wrong (despite them openly including more sjw shit and censorship of characters, dialogue and even the removal of gender in Animal Crossing and Splatoon 3, which are both games aimed at kids). Pokemon is constantly marketed here with coomer threads, despite them being off topic because of the fucking pokemon board, but most of the posts belong on /e/ instead. Jannies do nothing and you consumer cultists lap it all up.

Watch as tendies post coping replies to the truth.
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>>608142852
This got a laugh out of me
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MGSV
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>>608125606
Lately? Multiversus easy.
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>>608125606
Literally any gearbox game.
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Battlefield 1
Battlefield V
Battlefield 2042

Some of the most cynical marketing across the board.
BFV was the worst, they really leaned into the agitprop marketing.
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>>608125606
any game with a little girl protagonist in it
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>>608157570
>im glad my autism dosent let me get hyped on consooming AAA cock
Would that everyone who comes to this site were so lucky, the shill threads would maybe stop
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>>608157752
More traffic than retardera
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>>608162835
Even when a thread is 90% full of anons calling out and insulting shills, they still persist. Best recent example being Pokemon SV.
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>>608159063
Anon this is a predominantly tendie board. Most of the Nintendo shill threads are made for free by people who physically soijack during Nintendo directs.
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>>608163050
It's because ironicfags will become ironic shills just to piss off the people calling out shills. Farming yous is real reddit shit, like seeking upvotes.
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>>608163050
Here's the shocker, most people who come to 4channel don't post at all. And it's this lurker demographic that advertisers want
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Every shitty platform fighter that comes out.
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>>608163462
Reminder that 'irony' is literally a CIA weapon that was deployed onto the internet through 'Weird Twitter'.
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>>608162665
>WHOA ANONS HER GAME IS OUT NOW LETS TALK ABOUT IT
Fuck froggun
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>>608163476
>lurk 4chan, because you're too weak to assert your will through posting
>see everyone who posts on 4chan relentlessly shitting on and mocking a product
>follow them, because of aforementioned lack of willpower
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>>608159063
Even the fucking mods are in on it. How many Smash Ultimate threads were made pre-release and during rosterfag season? Possibly tens of thousands. And when people called this shit out the mods called it "a cultural phenomenon" and left that shit to flood the board
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>>608163698
my personal favorite is when a shit early access AND patreon scam with vtubers in it is suddenly actually based and redpilled because there's a little girl in it
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All 3 Bayonetta games
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>>608164104
Bonus shill points if the little girls aren't cute and aren't funny, like froggun or onirism
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>>608153442
Bro his community would suck the shit from his asshole. They don't give a fuck. Also it's much easier to talk about people when they don't hide behind handlers like politicians do.
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>>608164978
don't link back to my reply if you aren't going to address what i said
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>>608165115
Make me
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>>608157570
Have you ever seen a 4chan steam group?
Those faggots play any AAA slop presented to them.
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>>608153442
>Don't tell people blizzard/Amazon/squeenix is paying you
>Don't release your financials
>Receive payment via 100 sub gifts (optional)
Wow so hard
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>>608165843
then report him to the FCC. all you would have to do
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If anything, irony makes it worse, because you're a literal CIA tool.
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Anything from Owlcat
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>>608125606
Every Hitman 2018 and after.
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>>608138704
>literal who Discord screencaps of one comment with no context, no server, no channel, no conversation
Why not just say your dad works at From Soft and he works for the Marketing Team?
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>>608154448
Lmao seething exposed elden troon
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>>608125606
Anthem. Every single corner of the internet was filled with DAE LE IRONMAN?!?!? and all the comments were virtually identical
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Mass Effect
IIRC there were literal shills with tripcodes here
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>>608125606
Stray
Persona 5
FFXIV
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>>608125606
A few years back when all the twitch streamers started playing Apex Legends at the same time
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>>608165986
>implying I haven't already
someone there has to actually care enough to investigate
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>>608142852
I would unironically consider this only if it was a Norwegian prison
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Rain World and that fucking paid mod dlc
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>>608170582
i bet
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>>608138704
it was one of the most anticipated games of the last 3-4 years
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every 'arena shooter' that gets advertised on here.
>toxikk
>diabotical
>splitgate
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Stop falling for the /pol/psyop. There's no such thing as viral marketing or astroturfing or shills.
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i think retards just fall for the hype honestly
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>>608171149
Nice attempt at damage control
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>>608125606
pretty much everything recent, and this new trend is just beginning. only going to get worse.
>stray
>elden ring
>saints row
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>>608171149
Poor attempt at damage control.
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Funniest part about most of the indie shit (stray, diabotical, froggun) is it's the devs themselves doing it, not even an intern or underpaid pajeet
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>>608171825
No, they absolutely pay brown third worlders to shill. Just look at the YIIK faggot.
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Multiversus
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>>608142805
Valheim was specifically called streamer bait that is good despite being streamer bait
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>>608171917
Counterpoint: when Haunted Chocolatier got announced Eric himself shilled it, dumped some Stardew keys itt, and even shouted out /agdg/ in his shilling
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>>608172335
I've literally never heard of Haunted Chocolatier, so that supposed shilljob clearly failed.
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>>608171917
Nah frogun's dev is trying to posit himself as /ourguy/ and it's forced as fuck
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>>608172530
That doesn't mean he isn't using narrative control firms, you naive fucking retard.
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>>608125606
Borderlands 1 and 2, anyone who was around should remember how blatant it was.
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>>608172390
you expect the guy to solo dev AND be an effective shill?
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>>608142307
kotaku just had an article on the new pokemon game where they use 4chan and twitter screenshots as sources
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>>608172746
No, I don't. That's why it's so fucking obvious that he employed shills. You stupid non-white creatures without souls can't see this, but to religious whites, this shit glows from space.
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>>608150574
See: Outer Wilds threads. The positive posts are so out of place on 4chan.
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>>608143508
>we're gonna RED PILL you on these pre-order bonuses BASEDBOY!
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>>608125606
All those Sony movies like TLOU
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Crapcom in general. Fags can't even remember the names of previous Street Fighter games.
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>>608172639
If he is, that's somehow even more pathetic that self-shilling and trying to be /v/'s "guy"
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>>608173090
Yeah, no shit.
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>>608126073
this and every ubisoft game
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>>608125606
Helltaker but it barely even was a game.
Also Genshin
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talkin' bout bugsnax itt
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>>608125678
I remember clearly, normies didnt care about elden ring until it dropped. Hardly a normie game
>>608125707
huzzah
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>>608126247
project zomboid dev used to post here early on to get feedback so it isn't surprising it still has a fanbase here.
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>>608125606
Easily Cyberpunk. There is no comparison.
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>>608125606
Bless
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>>608172963
Before Stray I wouldn't have believed you, I would've just said people were passionate and positive about the game, but after seeing "people" keep a straight face and tow the line and talk about Stray's atmosphere when mere moments ago a shitposter posted a gore WebM of a dog being beaten with a shovel yeah no my eyes were opened
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>>608173612
>it took him this long
>"tow" the line
Good fucking goy.
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i still fucking hate seeing tlou2 edits. totally organic maymay yall got there not forced by corporate shills at all
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Oh here? The Perfect Dark Remake for Xbox Live Arcade. That was by far the most blatant of all.
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>ctrl f overwatch
>3 results
It's objectively the right answer. There's never been a more astroturfed hype than the first Overwatch.
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>>608174062
>Oh here?
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>>608174190
I meant to type "On here?"
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deep rock galactic is an obvious one
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>>608174360
I know, my low IQ Xbox creature. Did Bill Gates going full Luciferian make you think? No, of course not, you're a goy.
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>>608174517
What the fuck? Meds now, schizo.
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>>608174517
What the fuck hahaha get a grip dude
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>>608174763
>muh Sluggish Schizophrenia
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>>608172964
>Those troons will SEETHE and COPE when they see you playing this game!
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>>608171268
Roll to decide who will protect you, the other 6 will try to kill you. 8, 9, or 0 reroll.
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>>608176429
Rerolling
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>>608171268
Cmooooon Larry
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>>608176429
rolling for radical larry
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>>608127041
Yeah lmao, even on this site. Until like 2 weeks before release there was like 1 thread a week that would at best hit 100 posts before dying and then just like 10+ threads per day of bump limit after bump limit, extremely obvious..
And let's not ignore all the e-celeb faggots who just started talking about it out of nowhere at the same exact time, 110% paid shilling.
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does /v/ acutally like videogames
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>>608173514
>remember clearly, normies didnt care about elden ring until it dropped.
You what? The moment it was announced people started going "AH THE GUY WHO MADE THE THING IS MAKING A NEW THING!"
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>>608176876
And they barely exist anymore, just like Elden Ring. What's next, normalfag shepherds?
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>>608177092
No
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>>608177425
I like video games. Maybe you're just projecting like all bioleninist communists do.
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>>608125606
In recent memory? Biomutant.
There was that period where no one would shut the fuck up about it and then immediately shut the fuck up about it after a few days passed.
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>>608177909
Maybe you and I do, but you can't tell me all of the threads about trannies and niggers are made by people that love video games
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>>608178131
i never even heard about it
Into the Breach, makers of FTL, made an update recently. and that thread got like 10 tops (with waning interest) before fading off the face of /v/
I can safely say Subset Games don't buy shillspace here
so if biomutant threads were popping up all the time and then died immediately, i'd believe it was a shill
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>>608178215
Of course not, you fucking retard, they're Marxists who just want to destroy all human glee. Are you one of them?
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>>608178131
i would fuck that thing (female)
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>>608151087

i was hyped about halo infinite, then i dropped it after 3 games because it was dull as fuck, the maps were terrible to fight on and the gameplay was as basic bitch as it gets, CSGO is better, which isnt saying much.
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>>608125747
>Stray was just zoomers sucking it off because their favorite streamer was being paid to play it.
no, stray was hyped because le cats months before any streamer touched it.
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Nearly all of the games released in the past 5-10 years. People who are paid to pretend to act like excited fans and blatant shitposting to generate even more general awareness are the most used methods. Then you get a bunch of people who start acting extremely defensive and irrational when you call out the this garbage or criticize the game, because they automatically jump to defending whatever they perceive as most popular. In modern advertising, there's a massive amount of phycological manipulation going on to control the stupid majority.
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>>608178131

too many anons have a disturbingly serious problem with differentiating corporate shill teams with random anons and random people online being genuinely excited about a game.

If you did any research about Biomutant and its original announcements and the team behind it you'd have likely been excited too, despite how crap it turned out to be, the hype was genuine, most of the games listed here had genuine players hyped about it.

the breakdown is this for most games discussed on /v/;
>20% we do it for free shameless shills who love the game and want more people playing/buying it, and will shill for it in a cringy and pathetic manner that only a bug-brained retard who shills for games on the internet for free is capable of
>10% actual corporate pajeet shill teams following dumb fuck scripts
>20% ironic shilling by people who actually hate a game and want to astroturf hostility for it on the internet by blatantly and poorly shilling for it, or just attention whoring trolls desperate for (you)s
>50% actual hype by normal anons wanting to discuss the game that has caught their interest. Same as anywhere else on the internet, except we can say gamer words here.
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>>608125606
here
>>608180483
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>>608178131
This game was so fucking boring
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>>608177108
>What's next, normalfag shepherds?
God of Snoy 2, then Pokemon, then BotW 2, maybe some indieshit sprinkled in there like Cult of Lamb
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>>608177092
Video games are popular! That means I like them! Never mind the fact that I don't care about actually playing them!

Most people here are tools that couldn't have substantial discussion on game mechanics to save their lives. They always have some sort of copout like "Old game good, new game bad!" or vice versa. No actual understanding of mechanics and why they're enjoyable. This is why you see so many people here default to talking about porn and their dicks. It's surface level appeal that requires precisely zero knowledge of any game to discuss, and nets you easy social interaction. The faggot mods are just as bad for allowing such shallow people to dominate discourse. They really are the original sin on 4chan.

Inb4 casual twitter rejects get mad for being called out by this post.
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>>608178319
Pretty sure FTL/Into the Breach devs don't care about sales, they care about utterly BTFOing whatever genre they make a game in
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>>608125678
I don't think you understood the question. There's a difference between 'hype' and 'astroturfed hype'
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>>608125606
Either elden ring or ffxiv.
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>>608180483
You vastly overestimate the legitimacy of the modern video game userbase. Most are tools and retards looking for (You)s before anything else, and you know it.
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>>608125606
BOTW
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>>608177092
If there was a way to enforce the requirement of a Time Played stat in order to post this place would improve in quality greatly.
Something like 15+ hours a week (that specifically exclude games like CSGO, DOTA, LoL, Overwatch, etc.) shouldn't be difficult for anyone with a job but still enjoys vidya as a hobby
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>>608127786
>elden ring, marketed by Geoff Keighley the dorito pope himself at the biggest gaming event for normies
>every souls shitter refugee had to buy it because their servers were shut down
>6 months later 3lden shit ads still being run on both YouTube and steam
>it wasn't marketing
Are you retarded anon?
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>>608180483
Percentages should be for the entire board, not each game. Pokemon has way more shameless free shills, the new saints row is almost entirely ironic shills, etc
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>>608180881
>This is why you see so many people here default to talking about porn and their dicks
Or making analogies to fucking food
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>>608181294
Well I would be fucked because I haven't played a game in like a month
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what do you call anti-astroturfing? I mean when people make dozens upon dozens of threads calling a game reddit because they actually autistically hate it, ironically getting people to try it out in an attempt to out-autism OP
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>>608181294
Even 12 hours would gatekeep sufficiently. And yes, excluding skinner boxes, esports, and phone games would be necessary.
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The Witcher 3
Borderlands
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There are constant Fortnite coom threads here. Not exactly astroturfing considering it's fucking Fortnite, but I'm getting tired of all the "good goy pay up 20 bucks for chun-li"
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>>608181486
Exactly. If you actually take a close look at /v/, at least half of the people here are constantly trying to put an illegitimate foot in the door to the room of video game discussion. What's even worse is that this behavior encourages some legitimate video game fans to shitpost as well. Either because they see it as acceptable, or because they use the same shitposting tactics to bump their threads, which really just sabotages them and makes them traitorous. By renouncing quality discussion in favor of (You)s, you also renounce your innocence as a fan. You are no more than a generic shitposter. OF course, this goes bad to the mods being the original sin on 4chan, because they allow this. Hell, they defend this.
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>>608181712

anyone who buys a game to spite an anonymous poster on the internet is the dumbest cunt to ever be born and they get what they deserve to be quite frank.
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>>608181712
I think that's just called autism
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>>608181323
look up what astroturfing is
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On /v/, any shill is indistinguishable from autists who have decided they will make a million threads about a game for whatever reason. In addition, the autists will easily eclipse any actual marketers, as they will spend every waking hour reposting the same thread. Whether they actually like the game in question or not is almost completely irrelevant, but I still wonder why people think the ones that clearly sign their posts with some stupid phrase are somehow real marketers
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>>608127786
Haha yeah all those "Let me solo her" threads totally weren't part of a marketing stunt
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>>608180483
This, it's like saying the hype for Balan Wonderworld was artificial, it wasn't.
I'm still mad
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>>608181323

i have never seen an ad for elden ring. Steam putting up an Elden Ring banner on the store page was simply them streamlining potential customers into makin a quick expensive purchase, why WOULDNT they show top sellers and new release games front and center, especially AAA ones being released for full price, i doubt the publisher paid a cent for that, steam gets 30% of all sales, remember? they will always throw up on the main page and in the suggestion list popular and expensive games, its in their best interests to do so....

Elden ring hype was entirely real and only a 60iq contrarian hipster would say otherwise. Whether its actually worth the hype is up to the individual, but i've seen more than enough reviews from eceleb souls fans who universally loved it to doubt otherwise.

i didnt buy it because i simply lack the patience for dealing with excessive failure and the entire games gameplay design is anathema to someone like me, if i won the lottery and got bored of most games i'd likely play it but i have better things to do.
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>>608183076
>eceleb
Think REAL hard about that word.
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Terraria.
Tragically, it worked
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>>608125606
Lawbreakers
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>>608125606
RE8. A week after the game came out everyone had already stopped talking about it.
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>>608151479
I like Valorant but it's the only riot game I've ever played and csgo type too
so it was my first experience at the manufactured good feels
Theyre good but you can tell that everything you're doing was planned its like fun by force which is unfun
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>>608183076
>i doubt the publisher paid a cent for that
Ppppffffffffffffthahahahahahahahahahahaha

Explain why indie games are never front and center on the steam main page, regardless of how successful it is?
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>>608125606
Elden ring was so fake it was embarrassing. 50 threads in the Catalog for months...lmao, just lmao.
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Most of /v/ was children at the time but Dragon Age 2 had the most artificial hype campaign ever devised. The shitposting about stuff like the button awesome connection was far more entertaining than that shitheap of a "game."
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>>608183076
t. thinks grocery store shelves are laid out by product popularity
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>>608180774
>Cult of Lamb
Hideous Luciferian garbage like Isaac.
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>>608180881
>They always have some sort of copout like "Old game good, new game bad!"
This is where you outed yourself kid. Only a child would defend AAAslop and it's progressively lower quality of writing, forced rpg elements and soulless open worlds.
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>>608186345
people were genuinely hyped for elden ring, if you can consider them people
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>>608186641
Yes, but it's also
>le edgy Animal Crossing
So of course zoomers and ecelebs are gonna eat it up
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>>608182485
Was Giant Dad part of the Dark Souls marketing too?
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>>608186797
I haven't heard it talked about once except for you, so I'm going to just believe you're a kike shill.
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>>608153515
So what you're saying is "schizo = happy"?
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Anything published by Devolver Digital.
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>>608186920
>openly dealing with reality as it is
>being "happy"
Choose exactly one.
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Recently it's been Stray for sure. They have done a terrible job of hiding it too.
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>>608186767
"Hype" involves fast threads.

Elden shit """"threads""" all bumped slowly and died at 50 replies. Then spammed a new thread in the Catalog. 50-75 threads at a time, all the time, maybe 1 at most with discussion

It was the most blatant shilling this board will ever see.
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>>608125606
every WoW expansion has streamers, who usually shit on the game, suddenly forgive Blizzard and hype the fuck out of gimmick expansion features
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>>608186858
Probably not, but that and "le praise the sun xD" opened a lot of game company's eyes to the potential of meme marketing.

Let me solo her was a lot more forced too. Wacky naked man single handedly beats a hard boss for people? And started doing so within days of the game's launch? And they make a figurine of the guy and send it out with other shit to popular ER ecelebs? Please
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>>608187220
nintentrannoes being absolutely destroyed by elden ring despite all their shazam doom posting was the best thing this year.
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>>608187189
I'll choose happy while also being aware of what's happening, because being miserable is not something I'm interested in doing anymore.
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>>608187220
>blatant shilling this board will ever see
hello, newfriend.
elden ring was organic for the most part.
it was my most anticipated game of like the laste 5 years. that being said it didn't really live up to my own personal hype
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Fire Emblem series
Xenoblade Series
Zelda series
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>>608187474
That's fine, just don't talk shit to your betters.
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>>608186908
There was LITERALLY a shill thread today. "Game launches tomorrow /v/ros are you hype xD xD" with furry art as the OP image.

Use your fucking eyes you insufferable cunt. And keep in mind it's >>608186954
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>>608186714
It's like you didn't read the post at all.
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>>608125606
cyberpunk
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>>608186237

because they sell for fuckall, they are NEVER as popular as a popular AAA game, are you even trying here? you ever run a business? you ever even seen anyone run one?

12 million full priced AAA copies sold within a month, that is a HUGE amount of money, and they werent even fleecing their customer base.
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>>608186920
Ignorance as they say is bliss
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>>608125678
Elden Ring was definitely both legit hype and astroturfed hype which made sense because it was the game that united this place and Reddit

I always thought the game was a disappointment
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>>608187938
>>608187606
Choosing to be miserable in the face of the truth doesn't make you superior.
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breath of the wild
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>>608186624

t. thinks an online videogame sales platform is the same as a fucking irl grocery store

either you've been on welfare your entire life or you have never seen a functioning business and don't understand marketing or well, anything.
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>>608125606
How long do you think OP has been waiting to work “astroturfing” into a sentence?
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atlas that pirate game by the dev's who made ark which was just a reskin of ark and pirate themed i was browsing the reddit daily at the time cause i was playing ark and the fake hype for atlas was muddying up the ark reddit like wtf we're all here for dino's not fucking pirates and twitch ark streamers were hyping it too then it came out and was an utter dumpster fire and completely not talked about unless it was bitching
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>>608188036
>don't understand marketing
That's rich coming from someone denying product visibility is a thing companies pay for.
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>>608187857
>>608154557
>>608141864
Cyberpunk 2077 hype was real. It was a promising game with many years in development.
Now New World and Valheim hype was fake, I believe a lot of MMO players knew from the start that these games would flop.
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>>608188036
How ironic...
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>>608187930
>because they sell fuckall
>Terraria one of the most sold games of all time
What did s(he) mean by this?
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>>608140372
It feels like everyone knows it’s gonna be a stinker and people want to do the funny Shazam bit when it’s out but the problem is that nobody is actually excited for the game so they have to astroturf fake hype so they have a hype crowd to dunk on when it’s released.
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>>608126919
I liked HZD too anon. It's full of flaws, yes, but it had some neat stuff too. Finding the hidden robot facilities and ancient tech was so cool.
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>>608187994
Being realistic isn't being miserable.
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>>608125606
Xenowoke 3. I can't believe anyone would unironically defend the toned down unsexy outfits.
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>>608188525

>because they sell FOR fuckall
>steam takes a 30% cut

you disingenuous illiterate fuckwit, im not spoonfeeding you retards again, figure it out and stop wasting my time with your replies.
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>>608125606
Overwatch.
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>>608125606
Manyland was an underhyped game that deserved hype
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>>608188463
>Cyberpunk 2077 hype was real
It was all manufactured you faggot. When it got delayed for the 3rd time half the fucking catalog was covered in lemon yellow rectangles. It was an awful time.
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>>608130832
Oh yeaa, I've seen the guy a few times
He's up there with the other dude that enters almost every thread and just says "This game is not strategy, fuck off to /vg/"
I feel bad whenever people eat up the bait and waste a good dozen posts just pointlessly arguing, it's clear the dude has issues and should be left alone
And even if he were correct and the game being discussed was not strategy, why the fuck would he deliberately enter a thread he dislikes to vent about it
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>>608125678
Still making /v/ermins seethe I see. Based Kino Ring.
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>>608176786
Neuralblender Rhea generated image
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>>608188958
Have this.
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I'd bet money that Final Fantasy spinoff with I'M GONNA KILL CHAOS was an astroturfed attempt at a meme.
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>>608189301
It very obviously was. Learn what the word 'ingratiation' means, anons.
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>>608125606
Fallout 76's announcement was Roman Reigns tier.
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>>608143428
Fuck Microshart. I'm never using Winblow again.
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nick all stars
that shit was so hard shilled for months on end
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>>608125606
Your favorite game
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>>608188794
I guarantee you Terraria made steam more money than fucking Snoyderman Remastered yet which one is on the main page?
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elden ring
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>>608188712
The OP pic could have fooled me.
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>>608125606
>Horizon Zero Dawn
>Horizon Forbidden West
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>>608138704
Nice edit tranny.
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>>608170424
That was legitimate marketing. I think Respawn admitted to doing a marketing campaign with streamers.
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Genshin.
Epic Games Store.
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>>608125606
Assassin's Creed Odyssey
That man-meshed monstrosity isn't hot nor is it a woman. Hell the breasts don't exist it's modelled onto the clothes.
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>>608194138
she's cute
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>>608194930
You just admitted to being a faggot. That's the body of a man with a barely modified face.
Anon, you're gay.
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>>608140372
Nobody legitimately cares about the game so there’s 0 reason to even ironically hype it. The bait appeals to nobody. It is actual marketers.
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>>608186908
>2 threads up with the exact same OP image
Well this post aged like milk
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ITT: Children who had never heard franchises and established game directors.
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>>608126214
>not being excited for the next low-effort AAA shit means you are bitter and sad
What? You can be ambivalent or neutral.
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>>608125606

Feels like /v/ is back. We're actually having threads about video games.
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>>608197606
I've outright seen commies go "stop talking about video games" so, yeah.
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>>608197606
yeah a shitpost with a random pic is really great, so glad
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>>608198952
Yeah, he was totally talking about OP's image, and not the overall feeling on the board and this thread. Cry moar, groomer.
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>>608127296
Battlefield 3 was the OG and actually did it right including the meme suggestion in the game. There's also the newspaper article on strike at karkand.
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>>608149932
>BOTW
go outside and ask anyone what they think about BotW
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>>608125606
Chinkshit Impact. You shouldve seen the threads when it launched.
>botw killer!
>it has climbing!.....
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>>608201195

So what? Everyone loves the dad of onions GoW game too, look at steam reviews.

I can't resume my experience with BotW like this: i rather be playing RDR2, it's the same game but better.
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>>608202243
>dad of onions GoW game
>Likes RDR2
How do you like the MORE soi option of the two?
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>>608125606
Kane and Lynch 2. No one even liked the first one
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Anything that isn't endorsed by YouTubers™ and their journo friends
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>>608202243

Botw and Switch are the epitome of soi.
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>>608125606
After 12 years of being subjected to their lack of taste, the true answer to this is literally anything /v/ gets hyped for.
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>>608125606
/v/



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