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    ONRUSH - A New Breed of Arcade Action

    Lockdown and switch look cool, and a lot more tactical than the two modes in the beta. Really looking forward to playing it again, although I hope people are still on it by the time I get it.
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    ONRUSH - A New Breed of Arcade Action

    I'm just answering someone's question, you know?
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    ONRUSH - A New Breed of Arcade Action

    Regardless of whether you do or not - and I'm surprised the Onrush website isn't the first result - that Wikipedia entry was newly updated to that description only five or so days ago anyway. I know you haven't, I was just giving you some reasoning behind how that sort of thinking could easily have come to pass. And again, it's not just that narrow and specific just one of several areas but where it was - and in cases still is - effectively a headline statement. I'd say so, yeah. But will that stop such people instantly whinging on the internet because they felt they were promised an arcade racer and didn't get what they expected for their fifty quid? Doubt it.
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    ONRUSH - A New Breed of Arcade Action

    Fucking hell It is quite different, because that's the front page of the website. It's not the website title, it's not whats returned in any search result. I'm not intending to be patronising here, but I'm referring to this sort of thing: http://lmgtfy.com/?q=onrush In addition to the other things, the initial title of this thread, the twitter bio and other instances I can't even be bothered to go find. People don't like not getting what they're expecting, and in this case it's clear to see people were expecting something more traditional and that's largely based on the simple, basic headline description of "arcade racer" and their preconception of what that should be (see threads on reddit, other gaming forums and so on). I'm not suggesting you have to like it, I'm merely explaining how it is because you couldn't get your head around how people wouldn't realise it was something a bit different. Because, and we're back to the start here, because they've been told it's an all-action arcade racer and they know what one of those is so why should they check to see if it's not actually that at all and I'm losing the will to live to be honest. It's just how people's minds work. No wonder you found advertising hard
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    Xbox One Console Thread

    It's now (or at least, will spoon be) standard procedure for a refund to be authorised if it's within 14 days of purchase from the MS store and you've played it for less than two hours, although it doesn't appear to have been fully rolled out yet so I can't see the option to actually do it myself anywhere yet.
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    ONRUSH - A New Breed of Arcade Action

    It's literally the website title, it's the same no matter how you view it regardless of platform and browser and if you search for Onrush it's the first thing you're presented with, anywhere. Again, well done you, but you were questioning with surprise as to why anyone wouldn't be aware that it's a game that's quite a shift from the norm and I was just pointing out how it's understandable that people might not think they need to find out more, because the initial words they see doesn't enforce that it is; quite the opposite. I can't explain why people wouldn't be naturally inquisitive anyway - I guess they're just idiots with no attention span - but welcome to the modern information age I guess.
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    ONRUSH - A New Breed of Arcade Action

    That's because it was irrelevant as to whether you think people should seek more info regardless or not, I was pointing out what's front and centre in more than one place (you're the one that's solely focusing on a twitter bio for some reason) and it's not the ideal wording to have there. Different messaging could even encourage people checking into what's new and different about it, rather than making what's clearly an incorrect assumption based on a quick scan of a few words they're familiar with. Pretty basic psychology, really. The title of this topic is better just as one example, and in fact was changed to that as a direct response to the same issue. There are several ways you could do the same, even with just a few words to make people think "oh hang on, it might not be what I would expect, I'll find out why" rather than "arcade racer, great I know what they are already". It's really not that difficult to remove the generality in this instance, or rather to direct the expectation differently.
  8. Yay, I might finally get that last 100 battle achievement!
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    Xbox Game Pass (Subscription Service)

    ReCore, Super Lucky's Tale, Sunset Overdrive. Maybe not real gems, but I've enjoyed them for what they are.
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    ONRUSH - A New Breed of Arcade Action

    It's effectively a headline, an advertisement with a picture next to it. It's how advertising has worked since its inception, there's literally nothing odd about people making an impression based on that alone, that's the whole idea of it and is why your message is important. It's the same on the main website title: Someone thinking "it's an arcade racer" and assuming that means it's in the style they've always known isn't a surprise in the slightest, its the first thing being put in their head and they've been given no reason to think otherwise at that point, the headline message is "all-action arcade racer" which you could easily apply to describe Burnout, Motorstorm, Ridge Racer and more. Thing is, a very simple rewording could easily change that impression so as a result you'd have to blame the marketing rather than strange behaviour on the part of the consumer for any wrong ideas.
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    ONRUSH - A New Breed of Arcade Action

    Motorstorm x Pure x Burnout was my wish, and it's sort of but not quite gone nearly far enough with any of it.
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    Xbox Game Pass (Subscription Service)

    Well, hopefully more are coming but how do you know? Actually went looking for that Disney one to see if it was on the service to show my daughter before we go next week, at least it'll be there to keep her going when we get back
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    Sea of Thieves - Get Yer Booty!

    If you stay on its right it'll never see you I was thinking it's more a ray, or possibly a plaice. Bit less threatening though, so maybe not.
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    ONRUSH - A New Breed of Arcade Action

    It's really not hard to get why people aren't getting it, the messaging is all over the place: Yes, it's an arcade racer, no it's not racing in the traditional sense - but that's a lot harder to get across with respect to people's assumptions when they see a line of text and some boxart. Even the game doesn't seem entirely sure about how best to go about what it's trying to do, based on the beta at least (which I realise is slightly out of date build-wise and has only limited event and vehicle exposure).
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    Sea of Thieves - Get Yer Booty!

    I can't work out how that's a shark, with the two eyes being where they are I can't get my head around what it's supposed to be at all!
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