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Advokaiser
01/15/20 8:08:32 AM
#255:


Yesterday's poll almost reached 13k. I hope votals go up on the next several weeks as well.

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Yuri_LowelI
01/15/20 8:14:50 AM
#256:


Cavedweller2000 posted...
IGN are hosting a poll on their youtube channel for game of the decade.

After 600k votes:-

GTA 5 - 33%
Witcher 3 - 24%
LoZ BotW - 16%
Last of Us - 14%
RDR 2 - 13%

jesus. Good thing Im not part of IGNs community. Friggin Death Stranding won their GOTY. Their site and community are an embarrassment.

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Advokaiser
01/16/20 8:10:09 AM
#257:


If the PS5 is backwards-compatible with every past system, I'm definitely in. Otherwise, not interested.

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linid0t
01/16/20 8:30:13 AM
#258:


Advokaiser posted...
If the PS5 is backwards-compatible with every past system, I'm definitely in. Otherwise, not interested.

The one ultra negative aspect with true BC is that every ps1-ps3 game out there that has held relative value will double overnightm
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LusterSoldier
01/16/20 8:30:36 AM
#259:


PS5 is going to be backwards compatible with PS4, so that's good news for those who don't have a PS4 yet.

It's not very likely to have native hardware-based compatibility for the earlier systems before PS4. To support PS1, PS2, and PS3 means including extra hardware inside the PS5 to emulate those earlier systems. Playing games from the earlier systems will require the use of PlayStation Now, a cloud gaming service.
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LadyVyxx
01/16/20 9:03:36 AM
#260:


LusterSoldier posted...
PS5 is going to be backwards compatible with PS4, so that's good news for those who don't have a PS4 yet.

It's not very likely to have native hardware-based compatibility for the earlier systems before PS4. To support PS1, PS2, and PS3 means including extra hardware inside the PS5 to emulate those earlier systems. Playing games from the earlier systems will require the use of PlayStation Now, a cloud gaming service.

This is most likely the case. I doubt there are enough people with a physical PSX library left to make the price difference count (in sonys eyes anyways)

Now I'm going to say we really need a Metal Gear Solid IV HD port for PS5
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Safer_777
01/16/20 11:12:36 AM
#261:


Americans don't like XBOX it seems.

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abdou
01/16/20 12:21:50 PM
#262:


PS4 and Switch dominated this gen, on GameFAQs and in the real world. I am not surprised PS5 is the console people are looking forward to.

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AxemRedRanger
01/16/20 12:49:11 PM
#263:


Safer_777 posted...
Americans don't like XBOX it seems.

Xbox is doing better in the U.S. than worldwide!

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Averia
01/17/20 2:38:41 AM
#264:


Cavedweller2000 posted...
IGN are hosting a poll on their youtube channel for game of the decade.

After 600k votes:-

GTA 5 - 33%
Witcher 3 - 24%
LoZ BotW - 16%
Last of Us - 14%
RDR 2 - 13%

Geez those votals are pretty impressive.
Meanwhile, each year we are getting closer to the Touhou rally striking range.
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BlAcK TuRtLe
01/17/20 9:17:31 AM
#265:


GameFAQs could shut down and I could see a number of people here starting their own website to host/discuss these contests.

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abdou
01/17/20 4:50:00 PM
#266:


i don't think the low vote numbers are an indication of overall GameFAQs traffic and revenue situation. Gamefaqs users just don't probably care about the contests any longer , can we blame them? we have had way too many...and even the poll, running one every.single.day for what now, 20 years?! again, way too many freaking polls. The PoTD should be weekly thing or even monthly.

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AxemRedRanger
01/17/20 5:23:13 PM
#267:


De-routinizing the PotD among our remaining diehard voters would only further murder votals.

I think many people who are still on gamefaqs and active and might conceivably kinda-sorta care just see no particular reason to ever visit the main page and therefore don't vote.

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ZeldaTPLink
01/17/20 5:29:14 PM
#268:


I vote in the PotD maybe once a month.
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Advokaiser
01/17/20 10:03:27 PM
#269:


https://gamefaqs.gamespot.com/poll/5959-why-are-you-visiting-gamefaqs-today

If I'm reading this right, removing the poll would kill nearly 43% of the votals.

That's... something.

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swirIdude
01/17/20 10:11:18 PM
#270:


Advokaiser posted...
https://gamefaqs.gamespot.com/poll/5959-why-are-you-visiting-gamefaqs-today

If I'm reading this right, removing the poll would kill nearly 43% of the votals.

That's... something.

Removing the poll would kill 100% of the votals because there would be no poll.

Also, the poll percentage is skewed high because you'd have to see the poll to vote in it anyway.

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LusterSoldier
01/18/20 2:58:35 AM
#271:


swirIdude posted...
Also, the poll percentage is skewed high because you'd have to see the poll to vote in it anyway.


Yeah, if you look at the past history of that poll, you'll see that "I'm just here for the Poll" has gained percentage in every future re-run after the first appearance of that poll. And since most voters in the polls are long-time users, that's going to skew the results towards the poll option. Very few votes are coming from people visiting the site for the first time, as most of them are coming through a Google search result and bypassing the homepage completely.
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Advokaiser
01/18/20 7:16:31 AM
#272:


swirIdude posted...
Removing the poll would kill 100% of the votals because there would be no poll.

Also, the poll percentage is skewed high because you'd have to see the poll to vote in it anyway.

I meant "43%" as in "having a future poll after a period of no polls".

But I don't see it skewed since, well, they're "only here for the poll". You can be doing more things on the site than just voting on the poll.

LusterSoldier posted...
Yeah, if you look at the past history of that poll, you'll see that "I'm just here for the Poll" has gained percentage in every future re-run after the first appearance of that poll. And since most voters in the polls are long-time users, that's going to skew the results towards the poll option. Very few votes are coming from people visiting the site for the first time, as most of them are coming through a Google search result and bypassing the homepage completely.

That's my point. Long-time users are the ones that actively vote in the polls, therefore removing them would mean losing a ton of votes on future polls when featured (as in, maybe having them only at contests or something).

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ZeldaTPLink
01/18/20 9:21:44 AM
#273:


I'd argue the poll is more skewed nowadays since it used to be now that the poll appears on the bottom in the phone version.

So anyone who votes in the poll while on phone is probably looking for the poll specifically.
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tennisboy213
01/18/20 11:14:29 AM
#274:


I'd say that a few of those 'I'm just here for the poll' votes are joke votes
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Not_Wylvane
01/19/20 8:33:15 AM
#275:


I don't play video games, I don't even know what a Mario is, but when I see a poll, dammit, I'm always going to vote in that poll!

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ZenOfThunder
01/19/20 10:02:10 PM
#276:


https://gamefaqs.gamespot.com/boards/8-gamefaqs-contests/78345480

i tried picking 128 games out, tell me what i missed and what doesn't belong plz

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Advokaiser
01/20/20 3:20:06 PM
#277:


So after Byleth's reveal for Smash, I managed to make a sitewide trending topic in the Smash Ultimate board while simultaneously making a huge blunder in the process. You can see it on the front page right now.

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PrinceOfKoopas
01/20/20 4:52:54 PM
#278:


Advokaiser posted...
So after Byleth's reveal for Smash, I managed to make a sitewide trending topic in the Smash Ultimate board while simultaneously making a huge blunder in the process. You can see it on the front page right now.
The fact you left out "0" as an option?

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Advokaiser
01/20/20 8:07:23 PM
#279:


Correct.

The fact that I myself wouldn't remove anyone either makes it incredibly ironic as well.

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Advokaiser
01/21/20 8:57:23 AM
#280:


Hmm... Allen hasn't announced the nominations on the front page yet and we're already a week and a half in...

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abdou
01/21/20 8:59:18 AM
#281:


yeah this is taking too long. He needs to give the rest of gamefaqs time to nominate and then there is bracket period.

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LeonhartFour
01/24/20 7:50:45 PM
#282:


Noms are finally on the front page, although not exactly placed in a prominent position.

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LeonhartFour
01/24/20 7:58:55 PM
#283:




also we have a fancy banner with all the GOTY winners this decade on it

I suppose that's as much of an endorsement of RE2's eligibility as anything!

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LusterSoldier
01/25/20 5:14:49 AM
#284:


Definitely tracking poll updates for today's poll:

https://gamefaqs.gamespot.com/poll/7853-

When I tracked that poll back in 2011, it showed very strong trends that clearly highlighted a difference between registered users and unregistered users. The unregistered users were far less likely to visit the site on a regular basis, and this group of users was least pronounced during the first few hours of a new poll (or the contest matches from the 2018 contest).
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The_Ctes
01/25/20 6:27:51 AM
#285:


Is it unwise to hope that you can vote from any page this time around.

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MoogleKupo141
01/25/20 6:50:37 AM
#286:


LeonhartFour posted...


also we have a fancy banner with all the GOTY winners this decade on it

I suppose that's as much of an endorsement of RE2's eligibility as anything!


borderlands feels so out of place alongside the rest of those for some reason

was that just a really weak year
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LeonhartFour
01/25/20 8:27:22 AM
#287:


well the finalists were Borderlands 2, Mass Effect 3, and Xenoblade

so yeah

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HaRRicH
01/25/20 5:11:00 PM
#288:


Mass Effect 3 was the run-away favorite in terms of expectations that year despite its ending flopping. People doubled down on this too when ME3 destroyed Diablo 3 in its first poll...I think I only remember Whiskey Nick predicting Borderlands 2 would win that year.

We could have had a much stronger game from that year.

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LeonhartFour
01/25/20 5:14:49 PM
#289:


Nah, Lightning Strikes was big on saying Mass Effect 3 would lose to Borderlands 2, too.

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DoomTheGyarados
01/25/20 5:17:00 PM
#290:


Borderlands 2 is a fantastic game

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KamikazePotato
01/25/20 5:23:02 PM
#291:


I think Xenoblade wins that rematch pretty easily these days. Borderlands and Mass Effect don't carry the same weight they used to.

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MoogleKupo141
01/25/20 7:19:38 PM
#292:


DoomTheGyarados posted...
Borderlands 2 is a fantastic game


oh yeah, dont get me wrong, I love it. Played it when it came out and then again on the Handsome Collection.

It just doesnt seem as gameFAQs as the other nine
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UltimaterializerX
01/25/20 9:43:18 PM
#293:


KamikazePotato posted...
I think Xenoblade wins that rematch pretty easily these days. Borderlands and Mass Effect don't carry the same weight they used to.
I very highly doubt this. More people (way more) know Shulk as a Smash Bros character than a Xenoblade character. That is a very, very small series. It only matters on sites that like RPGs, and even then its only barely.

Borderlands would utterly destroy it, and I am not a fan of those games at all.

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AxemRedRanger
01/25/20 9:54:19 PM
#294:


Xenoblade already looked better than Borderlands 2 in 2015. Just barely lost to DKC2 which got 38% on Symphony of the Night while Borderlands 2 got 41% on Earthbound.

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LeonhartFour
01/25/20 9:58:22 PM
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Yuri_LowelI
01/25/20 10:19:57 PM
#296:


Cavedweller2000 posted...
IGN are hosting a poll on their youtube channel for game of the decade.

After 600k votes:-

GTA 5 - 33%
Witcher 3 - 24%
LoZ BotW - 16%
Last of Us - 14%
RDR 2 - 13%


Makes no sense. Having been on that site on and off during the last 10 years i Expected Witcher to be 1, BOTW number 2 and then a huge gap. Those two games are consistently the most bummed.

But there are a bunch of casuals who vote i guess

This is the site where the users gave Shite Stranding GOTY. So no surprise

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Yuri_LowelI
01/25/20 10:21:01 PM
#297:


UltimaterializerX posted...
I very highly doubt this. More people (way more) know Shulk as a Smash Bros character than a Xenoblade character. That is a very, very small series. It only matters on sites that like RPGs, and even then its only barely.

Borderlands would utterly destroy it, and I am not a fan of those games at all.

On this site? Xenoblade decimates Borderlands. Or maybe i misread and you're talking about another site.

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Yuri_LowelI
01/25/20 10:22:23 PM
#298:


AxemRedRanger posted...
Xbox is doing better in the U.S. than worldwide!

360 is still the 2nd best selling console of all time in the US isn't it?

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Safer_777
01/26/20 8:28:27 AM
#299:


FF 15 won GOTY here? Seriously? I thought the game was a dissapointment. Man I don't even remember that!

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LusterSoldier
01/26/20 8:28:33 AM
#300:


Poll updates and trend charts for yesterday's poll:

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/14PmFnPgwYASnutdjA905NiOFiQLjl3k_gseE3lVMeCo/pub?gid=1261620550

"Several times a day" has gone from 35.44% in the 2011 poll to 27.88% in yesterday's poll, with "Around once a day" absorbing almost all of this lost percentage. The last 4 options largely maintain their percentages from the 2011 poll, although "A few times a week" has dropped off slightly while "A few times a year" and "First time this year, if ever" going up somewhat.

This is one of very few polls based around the split between registered users and unregistered users. In the case of this poll, the registered users heavily favor "Several times a day" and "Around once a day" to a lesser extent, while the other 4 options fare very poorly with registered users. Unregistered users mostly favor the last 4 options. The 2018 contest showed us that the first few hours of a match gets the highest percentage of incoming votes from registered users and this steadily decreases over the course of the match before hitting rock bottom during the last few hours of the match. This trend also applies to regular polls.

"Several times a day" performs best with the board vote, but drops off pretty hard by the end of the Power Hour. There was no point in this poll where "Several times a day" held the lead over "Around once a day", although the 2 options were tied at the freeze. But after the board vote came to an end, "Around once a day" took control of this poll for good. At the end of the Power Hour, "Several times a day" had 36.41% and went on to lose a total of 8.53% for the rest of the poll to finish with 27.88%. "Several times a day" fell apart so badly by the end of this poll that it managed to lose an entire hour to "A few times a week" near the end of the poll.

"Around once a day" had a bad board vote, ASV, and SNV. The Power Hour was fairly average, and it did best during the night vote and morning vote. It reached a maximum percentage of 54.36% at 11:10 AM before going on to lose 3.16% for the rest of the poll. In the 2011 poll, the maximum percentage happened at 12:09 PM, but that poll was on a weekday instead. This poll happened on the weekend, which could have affected the trends slightly. But in general, all of the trends from the 2011 poll have been consistent with yesterday's poll despite the weekday vs. weekend difference.

"A few times a week" has a very terrible board vote and Power Hour, while having a bad night vote and below average morning vote. It performs best during the later part of the poll, which includes the ASV and SNV. This option starts off very poorly before doing a "rise to heaven" trend for the entire poll, and it gains a total of 4.69% for the rest of the poll after the Power Hour.

"A few times a month", "A few times a year", and "First time this year, if ever" all have similar trends by having a terrible board vote, Power Hour, night vote, and morning vote. Their best time period was the ASV and SNV. These 3 options also have the same "rise to heaven" trend seen by "A few times a week".
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Advokaiser
01/29/20 3:06:11 PM
#301:


Today's poll is sponsored by The Show.

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LusterSoldier
01/29/20 11:14:49 PM
#302:


I totally miss when some polls used to be sponsored polls. The last time I remember a sponsored poll happening was back in 2010, for about 3 weeks back in September. You can see one of these sponsored polls right here:

https://web.archive.org/web/20100909042924/https://www.gamefaqs.com/
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abdou
01/30/20 7:21:56 AM
#303:


oh man, I just spent almost 20 minutes looking at archived pages of gamefaqs, that's a cool website.

I think GameFAQs used to look better, or maybe I am using wrong theme now..

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Safer_777
01/30/20 12:57:17 PM
#304:


There were sponsored polls once? Damn. Also look at the votes on that poll. More than 75.000!

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