Mahou Shoujo Ai 3 Total Fiasco

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    Comment by Anonymous
    04:15 23/12/2008 # ! Neutral (0)

    Trying to sell them on? In a few years these'll be collectors's items!

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    Comment by metatron
    16:00 22/12/2008 # ! Neutral (0)

    those quality checkers better be fired >.>

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    Comment by Meji
    07:20 22/12/2008 # ! Neutral (0)

    This is one of the main reasons why I love Japan. SRSLY!

    Comment by AbuKoji
    08:44 15/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Well, why don't we have the AVGN try the game? wwwwwww

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    Comment by LunarSD
    01:12 16/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I don't think the Angry Video Game Nerd has ever reviewed an Eroge, though someone could email him a copy of this one and see if he responds to it...

    And wow I just typed Eroge into Google to check spelling, and it only gets 500,000 results. An entire genre of video game only gets 500,000.

    I had thought Eroge to be slightly more popular. When you add in the number of people who just get the Torrent instead of buy the actual game, I wonder how they are making any money at all?

    Comment by annon314
    15:10 04/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    you gotta type it in katakana. 6.800.000 entries

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    Comment by TheLAG
    14:15 13/04/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    *old geezer voice*
    Pictures? Why back in th' day, we didn't even have fancy "Text Based games!" We had to write our own porn! On PAPER!

    Ya' can imagine how horrible that was.

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    Comment by h8GWB
    16:06 17/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    "stores involved with the sale of this unfortunate game have followed suit, significantly cutting back prices, but not going so far as to actually stop selling the text-based eroge…"

    This made me LOL. Even after reading your Chinese execution article.

    "Welcome to Japan! Return policy not in effect."

    For anyone to actually buy the game a second time, instead of torrenting it is beyond me.

    BTW, Artefact, is the Dalai Lama supposed to be there?

    Comment by kenjiharima
    01:43 22/12/2008 # ! Neutral (0)

    I'll wait for torrents... >_>

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    Comment by basilio
    21:18 21/12/2008 # ! Neutral (0)

    Ummmm... it's not appendix... I think they are saying "append disc"... (アッペンド ディスク)... so they will follow up with an extra disc to append for "part of the data and part of the program"?

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    Comment by basilio
    21:26 21/12/2008 # ! Neutral (0)

    Meant to say "アペンド ディスク"... haha was thinking of typing "append" with jpn input...

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    Comment by Quen
    21:58 21/12/2008 # ! Neutral (0)

    Good point, I didn't notice that, but as 'append disc' isn't really English it shouldn't matter much I think.

    Comment by SnooSnoo
    20:40 21/12/2008 # ! Neutral (0)

    Seriously, no CGs? They must be trying really hard to troll customers.

    Comment by Peanutbutter003
    20:34 21/12/2008 # ! Neutral (0)

    “I wanted to stop the customers buying it. My heart hurt when they did.”

    Anime Tenchou is crying...

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    Comment by Black King Vegeta
    00:56 22/12/2008 # ! Neutral (0)

    LOL, exactly what I thought.

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:25 21/12/2008 # ! Neutral (0)

    and then we all rethink the importance of quality check...

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    Comment by Tony D
    21:38 21/12/2008 # ! Neutral (0)

    Oh the humanity!

    Would probably be a smart move to buy it at the super-discounted price and then just wait the week or two until you get the fixed disc, saved a few yen in the process...

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:26 22/12/2008 # ! Neutral (0)

    Is it not possible to return defective merchandise for a full refund in Japan?

    It seems the customers should be able to return a defective product to the store they bought it from instead of selling it to a used game store for a pittance. And retailers would be able to return defective merchandise to the distributor.

    I know a lot of Japanese stores have no refund policies posted, but I'd think defective merchandise would be an exception...

    Comment by Toby
    01:27 23/12/2008 # ! Neutral (0)

    Returning defective *software* for a full refund? In an age where basically no Windows game, Ero or otherwise, ships bug-free? I don't see it.

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    Comment by davaeron
    23:45 21/12/2008 # ! Neutral (0)

    Comment by Toby
    22:37 21/12/2008 # ! Neutral (0)

    Business plan:
    1. Sell Eroge without CG for normal price, until customers catch up.
    2. Generate insane amounts of discussion by this.
    3. Secretly buy back your "used" games for 100 Yen or so apiece.
    4. Release a supplemental CD or Web supplement containing the - suitably awesome - CG you withheld so far.
    5. Resell the games you secretly rebought for normal prices, profiting from the PR resulting from the whole thing.
    6. Swim in money!

    Comment by HELL
    07:08 15/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Bandai-Namco has been doing that since 2007.

    Who would have thought so that the erogame developers would copy that busines model too?

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