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Bryank75

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What is the ranking of most active gaming forums ?

It depends, there are a load of forums that are integrated into news sites... like IGN and Gamspot technically have forums....

But Gamespot for instance as a forum is a mess and you generally wont get much deep discussion there.

Out of the main Xenforo based / specialist gaming forums... I would guess

Resetera

Neogaf

Famiboards

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Installbase

DPad Life


Basing this off activity... for instance Install Base may have more people online than us but we would have far more posts in my estimation.

I also have no idea how many bots may be on each site etc.
 

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It depends, there are a load of forums that are integrated into news sites... like IGN and Gamspot technically have forums....

But Gamespot for instance as a forum is a mess and you generally wont get much deep discussion there.

Out of the main Xenforo based / specialist gaming forums... I would guess

Resetera

Neogaf

Famiboards

Iconera (Us)

Installbase

DPad Life


Basing this off activity... for instance Install Base may have more people online than us but we would have far more posts in my estimation.

I also have no idea how many bots may be on each site etc.
Is this forum the only one that's not totally hostile towards PlayStation?
 
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Is this forum the only one that's not totally hostile towards PlayStation?

Out of those...

Neogaf is the closest thing to what you are describing. The problem is that Tyler is a business person first and can turn on a group at a whim if it means the forum is gonna potentially pick up some members.

He could turn around and ban you for nothing too.

But the rest are pretty hostile, yeah. That's why we set this place up in the first place.

Reset started off as pro PlayStation but as moderators changed, Xbox fanboys got control of everything.
 

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Is this forum the only one that's not totally hostile towards PlayStation?
I would be careful with Neogaf. The last few weeks are a little more balanced with all the bad news coming out for Xbox but if you go back to the beginning of the gen until this board was created Xbox fans 100% had the advantage and were protected there.

Tons of known PS fans were banned for no reason. Negative PS news would be posted daily and the threads had dozens of pages very quickly. Phil and Game Pass were the religion. Everything going on at Era right now...that was GAF a few months ago.

Maybe something changed behind-the-scenes recently but you never know when those Xbots mods will come back.
 
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I would be careful with Neogaf. The last few weeks are a little more balanced with all the bad news coming out for Xbox but if you go back to the beginning of the gen until this board was created Xbox fans 100% had the advantage and were protected there.

Tons of known PS fans were banned for no reason. Negative PS news would be posted daily and the threads had dozens of pages very quickly. Phil and Game Pass were the religion. Everything going on at Era right now...that was GAF a few months ago.

Maybe something changed behind-the-scenes recently but you never know when those Xbots mods will come back.
Yeah, i was there 2019-2020 place was toxic as fuck.
Bots roaming around, derailing all threads, and they were protected.
Speading FUD, making shit up. It was really bad.
Plus, mods, they were banning right and left all leaning towards PS.
 

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Well we did advertise on jaffe's stream. is it able to do simillar with Patreon or SuperChats for the likes of Last Stand Media and KingThrash videos?
 
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Well we did advertise on jaffe's stream. is it able to do simillar with Patreon or SuperChats for the likes of Last Stand Media and KingThrash videos?

Last Stand has an agency to deal with advertising.... I could send them a email and see.

Mystic might be another good one or Reforge Gaming?

I'm open to all ideas.
 

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Does anyone know what Sullivan got banned for 😂? I just checked out a thread on Reset and his name is scratched out. I'm very interested to know what he did to get the banhammer slammed on him 🤣
Last time he was banned (just before the CMA decision) it was requested and then he came back as if nothing happened. He might be doing the same thing with the FTC trial.

@Edmund do you anything?
 

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VFXVeteran on his other ERA account comparing Bethesda and Activision to Sony and Psygnosis. I'm so sick of this false equivalency 🤦


Why is the Psygnosis publisher acquisition continuously downplayed like it didn't kickstart Sony's reliance on exclusives to sell consoles. It all started in the 90's with them. Before their acquisition, Psygnosis developed for every platform imaginable for almost a decade. PS1 dominated with Psygnosis as both a multiplat and PS exclusive game making machine, right along with JS as a Sony first party studio. With just these two studios combined, who was making a stand against Playstation? Saturn? Dreamcast?

By the mid to late 90's Psygnosis was kicking out exclusives at an amazing rate, developing for mostly Playstation before becoming a completely first party studio and then nearly defunct shortly thereafter.

Sony wrote the book on aggressive exclusive tactics meant to push other platforms out since the 90s. They adapted and capitalized, even on the back of mistakes by their rivals, and continued to press the advantage. I know a lot of people expect these companies to just roll over and die, but you're now seeing the extreme measures that a company the size of Microsoft is taking as a reaction to last generation's exclusive blitz. It's not like Microsoft made mistakes, the industry carried on, and they could just simply climb their way out. Sony did what it needed to do to put their foot on Microsoft's neck and it paid off for them period. Sony has likely cemented itself as market leader permanently.

MS' Bethesda acquisition finally put them on equal footing since their inception in terms of number of first party studios opposite Sony. Sony used both money and market leader position to maintain their foothold on that position and Microsoft is using the capital it gained as a company to offer lucrative acquisition deals studios and publishers. These aren't hostile takeovers, you still have to want to sell to be bought. A company might want to "buy up all the companies they can" but realistically, seems some companies might be even too big to be bought (Example: Activision). Now the only way Microsoft is seeing a way to fight back is to keep Sony from getting 3rd party exclusives, and to that you need to own these studios outright. Like it or not, that's business.

Microsoft didn't promise that they wanted to keep IPs they own open to all consumers, they are promising that they will be keeping these IPs open to their eco-system and that includes Xbox and PC, Day 1, for the price of a month's worth Gamepass. Even after acquiring Zenimax Microsoft still honored Sony timed exclusives. There are still Zenimax games that can be played on both Xbox and Playstation. Microsoft has said it wants to keep the biggest Acitivision game available because doing that makes it profitable (Like Minecraft, like Fallout, like ESO) and even wanted to sign binding contracts to make that a guarantee for a decade.

It is what it is and has been for a very long time.
 
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VFXVeteran on his other ERA account comparing Bethesda and Activision to Sony and Psygnosis. I'm so sick of this false equivalency 🤦


He really took things personal it seems, looks like he is on a one man crusade against Sony...
 

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VFXVeteran on his other ERA account comparing Bethesda and Activision to Sony and Psygnosis. I'm so sick of this false equivalency 🤦

Sony didn't invent exclusive games, Nintendo were far more aggressive with them. Seems like era is just hell bent on PlayStation being "evil" and Xbox being the good guys. And yeah, the false equivalencies are really obnoxious, especially when you can get dogpiled and banned for calling those people out on their BS. I've seen some people try to equate Sony getting Firewalk with MS trying to snatch up ABK and who knows what else afterwards.
 

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Can I just say fuck the reddit api change?
Reddit is fun is dead, and most's layouts are baaad.
 
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Does it say how long?

Sadly no. I wish the ResetERA bans tracker were still around, or that someone made a new one.

Sony didn't invent exclusive games, Nintendo were far more aggressive with them. Seems like era is just hell bent on PlayStation being "evil" and Xbox being the good guys. And yeah, the false equivalencies are really obnoxious, especially when you can get dogpiled and banned for calling those people out on their BS. I've seen some people try to equate Sony getting Firewalk with MS trying to snatch up ABK and who knows what else afterwards.

At least there are some users in that thread (even on the same page) calling RedRum and others like Yoga Flame out on their BS. Ultimately it doesn't matter what Reset wants to reframe the reality of Sega's demise as a console maker as; we have actual historical accounts and now even leaked documents showing just how badly Sega damaged themselves between the 32X, Saturn, and even Dreamcast to an extent that had nothing to do with Sony.

Also funny how people on Reset never blame Nintendo for Sega's demise in the West; where do they think the N64's Western audience primarily came from? It was the remains of what Western audience Sega still had over from the Genesis and Saturn that hadn't yet gone to PlayStation. By the end of 1997, that audience either went to PS1 or (and by bucket loads) went to the N64.

In the West, the N64 was almost as much a beneficiary of Sega's downfall as the PS1 was, but you won't see ignorant people like RedRum (this was actually one of the worst MS Xbox bootlickers on ResetERA but they had been gone for a long time so I forgot they even existed) ever talk about that.
 
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VFXVeteran on his other ERA account comparing Bethesda and Activision to Sony and Psygnosis. I'm so sick of this false equivalency 🤦


Didn't know that Sullivan got banned. Really wonder what it's all about.


And wait. RedRum is VFXVeteran?
Before signing up on neogaf, I recall coming across this member and he was a big Sony hater.