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Console sales slipping, but it probably isn’t what you think

Have you read the news from other sites about the slipping sales of consoles and console games?  Probably saw a bunch of quotes from those sites stating how a bunch of people who play games are just tired of randomly shooting people in the face without a deeper reason for shooting them in the face, right?  “Who is this man who’s thought processing meats I’m forcing a close encounter with the lead from my gun?” They most be contemplating to themselves philosophically….

…That’s bullshit, by the way, that isn’t the reason console sales are down and I don’t think it’s really that complex either.

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PCGamer: Comparing Apples to Grenades

Man, click bait is great, isn’t it? I mean… you apply an outlandish headline to a boring post which some could even say is just an advertisement, and boom.. REVENUE!  It’s so easy when you lose journalistic integrity…

…we aren’t there quite yet or else I would have titled this something like “You’ll be shocked to learn what PCGamer was caught doing!”

I mean, I’m gonna bold that up there for effect, but I won’t make it the headline, I’m not a monster.

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VRR: HTC Vive accessories

Hello everyone, hope the new year is treating you blah blah blah, let’s get the pleasantries out of the way.

“How’s the offpsring?”
Don’t care.  Great.  On with it!

Over christmas hiatus I received a few accessories for the HTC Vive that I thought could use a bit of reviewing, what with the newness of the device and increase in accessories for said device.  These are just a few little things that I’d like to express my opinion about.  Please note: MY OPINION!  While I will articulate my thoughts and reasonings to the best of my ability to showcase why I have come to a particular conclusion it is, again, just my opinion and if your opinion differs let us know why. Please and thank you!

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WINNERS PICKED! Friday the 13th Giveaway!!

 

(UPDATE: WINNERS ANNOUNCED!!)

For a giveaway that was literally only concieved and executed in a span of a few hours I’m impressed with the participation. Thank you guys for playing along. So, now to the winners!

I’ll drop first names here but will contact winners directly as well.

First key goes to: @Quinn_Cuthbert
You’ve been tweeted, sir.

Final Key belongs to:  Tyler O’
You’ve been Fb’ed

Congratz to you both and we hope to hold more giveaways next year, happy holidays!

So what is the best way to spread Christmas cheer?
“Seeing loud for all to hear!”

NO!… murder.  It’s clearly murdering a camp counselor in a brutal fashion as the iconic horror icon (redundant, yeah I saw that, get over it.) Jason Voorhees!.
“Well how do I do that if the only option available that has Jason is the dumpster fire NES version of Friday the 13th?!”

Oh ye of little faith because idle-handz got you, bruh!

We’ve got 2 keys to give away and we’ll do so tonight at 8pm PST.

“OK, how do I get said key?”

Well there are a few chances to get one do ONE of the following:

1.) Comment here.
Yeah, that easy.  either through your account or through Facebook comments. (there is an option to switch above the comment field.)

2.) Tweet.
Tweet about us.  link the main page of the website which is just http://www.idle-handz.com and attach us to it @idl3handz

3.) Facebook us
Just like with Twitter, share the website main page at http://www.idle-handz.com but this time hashtag us too @IdleHandzGaming

At 8pm PST I’ll check the results and pick 2 people at random for the keys.  you’ll get the key and be able to play until the beta ends on Christmas Eve.  Have fun and Good luck.

Make sure your computer has the specs required before participating.  I’m not responsible for it not running right because you didn’t make sure your PC was up to snuff!:

OS: Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10
Processor: 2.0 GHz Dual-Core 64-bit CPU
Memory: 8 GB RAM
Graphics: DirectX 11 Compatible GPU with 2GB Video RAM.
Storage: 10GB of HDD space

 

NoClip’s Doom Documentary. WATCH IT!

While it’s been out for almost a week now, It’s clear not a whole lot of people have seen the free documentary funded by their Patreon about Doom titled “Doom Resurrected.” as it’s only at about 500K views on Youtube.  It’s a three part film and absolutely worth the watch as the writer/narrator/interviewer goes into id Software studios and talks with the developers of DOOM 2016, how it came about, what happened to DOOM 4 (yeah, remember that? it was a thing) which was scraped and how the music and story came about.  It’s very interesting to see how they used bits of DOOM 4 and how last minute the story of the game was, which is so undertone and subtle that it actually drives the game home for a lot of the players and actually builds the Doomslayer into the best silent protagonist in gaming today.

Linking the first installment, but go check out the Youtube page, hit the subscribe button, show them some love and likes and… and all those positive things.

Archived!

Just a little update on some house-cleaning:  Most everything from last year and earlier dating back to 2009 has been archived, meaning it isn’t accessible from the main feed here on the frontpage, but don’t fret because it’s all still accessible from the “Browse Posts” menu up above then down to the “Archive” option.  Boom.  All the old shit from 2009-2014 (we don’t speak of 2015, it never happened… Shhh.)

The Urban Outfitters Debacle

Aside from hyping a product to unfathomable heights in order to sell it and profit, what is the most important thing about maintaining a good retail presence?  Customer service, consistency and delivering on your word.  You need to maintain a sense of symbiosis with your customer base and not, ya know, piss them off to the point that they never want to use your services again, right?

Well, let’s just say Urban Outfitters, who had been hyping the shit out of the fact that they would begin selling the much sought after, beyond elusive NES Classic Mini Edition for weeks, broke all of those rules and spit in their customer’s faces just to add insult to injury and they are getting their asses handed to them for it.

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