$360 million in 24 hours, quite the launch...

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Activision Says ‘Call of Duty: Black Ops’ Sets Record - BusinessWeek

With all the designers, programmers, and marketers on this forum I think it's time to start a video game company. Who's with me?
#$360 #hours #launch #million
  • Profile picture of the author Theory5
    To compete with Activision? are you insane? The CoD franchise is extremely well known, and Activision has done most of them. Also Activision has been around for about 5- 6 years. With all the newest video games coming out there are usually 5 -10 other games that don't even make it to market, or if they do they cost the companies more than they make. To get to the point where you can even make 10 million in game launches you need to be extremely nimble, flexible and one of the best. Plus you would need a server farm of pretty large proportions. That being said, it is possible, and IM people are no strangers to hard work. Look at some of these games on Xbox arcade, one was created by two college students.
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    • Profile picture of the author Abraham L
      You can always join John Reese. He's starting a video game company lol.
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    • Profile picture of the author healthstatus
      Originally Posted by Theory5 View Post

      Activision has done most of them. Also Activision has been around for about 5- 6 years.
      Activision was alive in the late 70's selling games on the Apple II and Atari 400 & 800....
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      • Profile picture of the author QuickSurf
        Challenging Activision would be like challenging an 800lb Gorilla to a fight
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  • Profile picture of the author GuerrillaIM
    I have a plan/dream to make a multiplayer game based on the HL3 engine when its released . My philosophy is to let someone else spend millions creating the game engine then release a free mod to get community support. When it become popular enough pay the various license fees to release a stand alone version of it on Steam.
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  • Profile picture of the author Tyrus Antas
    Too bad I can't play first person shooters - they make me
    nauseous!

    I too plan to eventually start a video game company. I'm
    a bit more modest though. I want to start with casual games
    like the ones you see on Big Fish Games.

    Tyrus
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  • Profile picture of the author JasonParker
    Black Ops is awesome...

    Anyway, I think I'd like to have a World Of Warcraft type site where people pay monthly to play.
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    • Profile picture of the author Devid Farah
      Originally Posted by JasonParker View Post


      Anyway, I think I'd like to have a World Of Warcraft type site where people pay monthly to play.
      Exactly! I think these type of games are the best!
      Runescape is another hot game!
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  • Profile picture of the author Devid Farah
    Originally Posted by Reilly472 View Post


    With all the designers, programmers, and marketers on this forum I think it's time to start a video game company. Who's with me?
    I'm with you! ehehe....this is a super hot market!
    Look for example at World of Warcraft or Metal Gear Solid 4!
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  • Profile picture of the author joe_delaney
    Acti around for 5-6 years?
    More like 30 years dude!
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    • Profile picture of the author silverwaterfall
      Video games = escape from reality. Even when money's tight, I always manage to pay my Warcraft subscription!
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