Good News For Take-Two

Analysts drop yet another bollock.

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SPOnG's 'Young Mark' with his own Big Daddy in their bedroom.
SPOnG's 'Young Mark' with his own Big Daddy in their bedroom.
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After months of bad news including slippage for Grand Theft Auto IV,Take-Two Interactive via what was its 'less glamorous' subsidiary, 2k Games, has good news for shareholders.

Forbes reports that, "the company still matched earnings expectations when it reported its third-quarterly results in early September. What's more, the fourth quarter is forecast to be better than previously believed due to the unexpected sales strength of its "BioShock" game."

The phrase "unexpected sales strength" rather grates with SPOnG. It makes it more and more apparent that financial analysts commenting on the video games industry never bother to find out what gamers (the consumers, damn it!) are looking forward to. The lead-up to BioShock's launch earlier this year had been engorged with cries of "Can't wait for this game", "Definitely getting it" and "Looks brilliant" types of Forum and email comments that companies can simply not buy. Reaction to show demos and trailers was huge. Reviews were effusive... yet still "sales strength" (by which we take it they mean... erm.. sales) were still unexpected?

In SPOnG's opinion, if your analyst was saying this, it's time to get a new one - possibly a games player.

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Comments

Spinface 2 Oct 2007 11:49
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I do not live with a Big Daddy.

If I did, he would do all the cooking and sometimes I would wear ironed shirts.
Demoki 2 Oct 2007 12:13
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unexpected because they didnt beleive that many people would buy a 1990's game redone with fancy graphics.
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hollywooda 2 Oct 2007 12:25
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the unexpected sales strength of its "BioShock" game."??

Unexpected??, bioshock was always gonna be huge!, its f**king awesome, it deserves every bit of praise it gets, GOTY.
micta 2 Oct 2007 12:48
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Spinface wrote:
I do not live with a Big Daddy.

If I did, he would do all the cooking and sometimes I would wear ironed shirts.


The last time i saw him was just before the full-time football results on Saturday. He was wearing a red leotard
deleted 3 Oct 2007 00:02
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micta wrote:
The last time i saw him was just before the full-time football results on Saturday. He was wearing a red leotard


I saw him yesterday, in fact i caught him masturbating, the moment was arkward to say the least!
vault 13 3 Oct 2007 08:15
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Demoki wrote:
unexpected because they didnt beleive that many people would buy a 1990's game redone with fancy graphics.


Yeah Bioshock certainly looks like a pixelated version of System Shock which in turn was a better pixelated version of Doom with items. Your knowledge and intelligence runs so deep I'd have to form a team to spelunk all the depths of it. Plus, use spell check. Bad grammar and spelling is unbecoming and just stupid.
Spinface 3 Oct 2007 09:34
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haritori wrote:
micta wrote:
The last time i saw him was just before the full-time football results on Saturday. He was wearing a red leotard


I saw him yesterday, in fact i caught him masturbating, the moment was arkward to say the least!


Big Daddy struggles to masturbate. His glove is too big, and once he tried to use the drill.
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