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So far I saw a couple of topics on the GTTV promo... around 15 replies each. And then nothing. Linked some other community circles I check in on once in a while, and it didn't really pull them in either. Or get much of a reaction.

 

It's not a definite sign of failure, but if it doesn't make a splash on it's very own, very active game site... the success of AP looks kind of bleak... right?

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Unfortunately, the current consumer base cares more for MMOs or FPSs. However, it is also fair to note that AP hasn't really been getting that much coverage either. I think that as long as Obsidian makes a good/unique game they will get decent sales. It will just take time to get the attention of the MMO/FPS fanbase.

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Just to point out as well that not everyone who is interested in the game is posting in all these threads.

 

I will be buying it, but at this point the game appears content locked, or nearly so, and as such there's not much to say until the game is released.

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They would if Sega was doing it's job at marketing it properly.

 

Quick! Take AP away from Sega and go to EA, they market the hell out of everything.

 

Obsidian owns AP... right?

 

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Even then, they're really good at marketing their games.

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Well, if "nobody cares" about Alpha Protocol then it's up to us forum fanboys to do some grassroots advertising, don't you agree?

Been doing so for the past year or so. Since I am also an active GT community member, I'm gonna do some promoting with a new blog and posting in the general gaming forums, as well as my GT faction forums. But that's tomorrow.

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I've been spreading it around when possible. I have a thread up on the TSLRP forums at the moment, though admittedly that's a fairly small group of people.

 

I hope it sells well, obsidian makes top-notch RPGs.

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I'll... tell my friends? >_<

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Apparently Alpha Protocol helped GameTrailers post their biggest ratings of the season thus far, so apparently a few people tuned in for it. Just keep in mind that we have a number of months left to work on the game and show it off, and that it's getting better and better with each build.

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I've heard Sega will give AP a pretty big marketing push, but they are focusing on their games coming out NOW at the moment like Empires, MadWorld, House of the Dead ect.

 

I suspect now allot of those games are out you'll start to see more info on AP turning up.

 

I think it is set for an October release so it still has a long time to go... No point in hyping it up 7 months before release and then people moving on like they did with Brothers In Arms Hells Highway.

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BiA is a different story though, it got delayed for a year to the point where nobody cared. Worse, the gameplay was basically far inferior in comparison to its previous two series which made it difficult for the game to be recommended to others.

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Been doing so for the past year or so. Since I am also an active GT community member, I'm gonna do some promoting with a new blog and posting in the general gaming forums, as well as my GT faction forums. But that's tomorrow."

 

link me to the GTTV blogs about AP please...

 

And how do I start a new topic in GTTV, I've already registered and can reply but not create a topic.

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Been doing so for the past year or so. Since I am also an active GT community member, I'm gonna do some promoting with a new blog and posting in the general gaming forums, as well as my GT faction forums. But that's tomorrow.

 

Great job, dude. I plan on staring threads in some Swedish sites and of course forcing all my friends (ok, gaming friends) to buy it.

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The trailer got positive comments on Joystiq, which is comprised mostly of console graphic whores.

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Fun things to point out in the trailer (Yes, I'm a jerk and love to burst people's hopes ;) )

 

-All of the weapons the people are carrying in-game are without magazines

 

-No bullet cases ejected when guns are fired

 

-Mike's arms are weirdly twisted inwards when gliding downward the ropeline

 

 

Btw, have question for Obsidian based on an old 1Up interview:

 

1UP: What kinds of agents do you guys play as?

 

CA: I prefer all the stealth and infiltration options because a lot of the gadgets are really fun. I'm also a little bit biased, because the technical and stealth skills -- once you pump them up -- will give you new dialogue options for some characters, and I really enjoy writing those.

 

This still in I hope? I noticed there are more than 3 standard JB options during dialogue afterall.

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BiA is a different story though, it got delayed for a year to the point where nobody cared. Worse, the gameplay was basically far inferior in comparison to its previous two series which made it difficult for the game to be recommended to others.

 

Well, you're free to your opinion.

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