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Shenmue Chat / The kitten has run off in search for food!
« on: July 09, 2014, 04:33:17 PM »
In our quest for capsule toys we have neglected the kitty and she has run off in search for food. Everyone, try tweeting like a bird to get her back.

Can't believe i just said that.

Shenmue Chat / Re: Let's look at Crowd funding.
« on: July 08, 2014, 03:21:51 AM »
The game Star Citizen has made almost 50 million in crowdfunding so far.

Check that shit out. YuSu could definitely go this route with Shenmue 3... and 4. HA!

We recently wrote YuSu a letter mentioning this to him in case he was unaware. Hopefully he bites.

So nobody has a good reason to hate on crowdfunding anymore. 

Shenmue Chat / This Month's Contest
« on: July 07, 2014, 10:11:02 PM »
I'll have the results soon, but perhaps you guys would like to put your best foot forward, so to speak, and link me to your best tweets? It'll help me sift through it all that much faster.

And yes, I split up my post in order to milk more yen for capsule toys, hahaa. ;D

Shenmue was also a killer app. Had the Dreamcast not been announced dead 2 months after Shenmue came out, the game would have sold millions more copies. Undoubtedly.

If I remember rightly, long ago I've read that your average game nets the game publisher between 15 and thirty bucks a copy. So Shenmue definitely didn't recoup the budget, but then again, there were supposed to be 5 or 6 games, and had they saw fruition, would have certainly brought in profit. Look at Assassin's Creed. I remember when the first game came out, it got middling "8" reviews pretty much across the board, and thus sales suffered. Ubisoft even made a statement on how it didn't sell very well. Lo and behold, they stuck with the series and have henceforth made plenty of profit on it.

Absolutely. I think most people when talking about Shenmue failing mean the Xbox iteration. You're only as good as your last movie, game, etc.  I'm not sure about the game industry, since the budget's are so all over the place, but a general rule of thumb for movies is that it needs to make back 4 times its budget to make profit, but a chunk of that is due to the theater chains fudging the books to get their cut. Games are a little more cut and dry since they're just sold to retailers wholesale.In general, though, games are way more expensive than movies.

Shenmue Chat / Re: The music of Shenmue
« on: July 07, 2014, 02:02:04 AM »
There really are too many good songs to choose from, but Cherry BLossom Wind Dance has always been one of my favorites. And how can i forget the holy trinity of strange Shenmue music, Hip De Hop, Barry Jones, and Cool Z's theme. I have a lot of Shenmue ring tones and people often ask what they're from.

Shenmue Chat / Re: VMU Saves (Emulation)
« on: July 07, 2014, 01:53:33 AM »
Good stuff, brudda. Once we find out exactly how to transfer saves, we should post a quick tutorial to make it easier for folks.

Shenmue Chat / Re: Ine-San Daily Allowance?
« on: July 06, 2014, 01:19:35 AM »
Good idea, Giorgio. And Fuku san's piggy bank would be a rare random treat! I've only got one capsule toy so far, Kid's Lau 2. Looking forward to getting more.

I'm with James on this one. Ryo being a tourist in Shenmue 2 seems quite appropriate for him to have a camera. Though, if they included this feature in a Shenmue 1 HD, I certainly wouldn't complain.

Shenmue Chat / Re: nullDC Cheater Codes
« on: July 04, 2014, 03:03:10 AM »
Good stuff, man!

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