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Poll: what's your favourite media?

Your favourite media  

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  1. 1. What do you ree, watch, listen regularly?

    • General-interest / broadsheet publications (newspapers / magazines / radio / TV / web sites)
      49
    • Wire services (web sites, TV)
      28
    • Illustrated magazine / glossy zine
      3
    • Scientific / popular science media (magazines, TV channels, web sites)
      26
    • Specialized gaming media (magazines, web sites)
      25
    • Specialized media and forums (TV channels, magazines, web sites and forums dedicated to history, aviation, simulation, etc.)
      142


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Dear pilots!

 

What type of mass media do you prefer to read / watch / listen to on a regular basis? Please, share some names of these media if possible. Thanks!

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Would multiple choice be possible? Anyway, I guess my main media is the WWW, visiting the forums on the following sites:

 

http://www.battle-fields.com/

http://www.ww2aircraft.net/forum/

http://www.luftwaffe-experten.org/forums/index.php?act=idx

 

I also read the magazine

http://www.klassiker-der-luftfahrt.de/

on a regular basis.

 

Some sites I visit regularly for purchase of material:

http://www.luftfahrt-archiv-hafner.de/

http://www.flight-manuals.com/info.html

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Do we talk about mass media or specialized media?

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I think they want to know where to place adverts - so they want to know where we hang out, maybe there's more of us out there that can be convinced to come here.

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Hi everyone and thanks for paying attention to this one and answering the question!

The reason for this poll is that recently due to Internet development and new media emerging the audience became much more segmented as it used to be for example 5-8 years ago. We wanted to know what our audience likes to read / watch and to try and reach some of the guys that might not have heard about the current project. No secrets here, just wanted to know your opinion and thanks again to all of you that took part in the poll and to those that'll find a couple of minutes to share your opinion with us.

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SimHQ,before that, the old Ubi forums. I tend not to visit gaming sites, but do on occasion.

 

If I'd never played a sim before and found out about the various IL2 sites, I guess the only way I'd find out about this game would be through one of my occasional, like once a year at most, visits to a game shop or game review website.

 

Now, if you had ads on Amazon, the "You might also like..." type, and if they were linked to books I'd been browsing, then I'd have a better chance of finding out about it.

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I think specialized TV ads could still be very effective. Especially if they were placed on channels that have programing that would appeal to a simmer.

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A part of this media It  would be nice to be a GOOD PLATFORM  to create shots-Movies and for a Future  Movies like:  'Red Tails'  or better  like:  'Pearl Harbor'  but This was what I dream from DREAM-WORKS .

 

mean: 'Red Tails' belongs to Dream-Works DISNEY and was bought to George Lukas .

 

I DREAM A MOVIE with  DISNEY with 777 studios and IL 2 STURMOVIK , for  example:  'The Battle of Britain' .

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in italy most of my friends prefer a tv channel called "DMAX".

i think it's a realtime style tv channel but it transmiss things for men like "top gear", "man vs. food" and "dirty jobs"

Edited by sturmtruppen

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S!

 

 

 Mostly specialised media on computers, like Guru3d or Rage3D. Use those sites to get info on hardware as I game mostly and the reviews offer pretty good information. I browse forums and other sites for information on aviation, WW2 etc. But also like to read books and magazines to obtain info.

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BBC News and Sport website on daily basis for perspective beyond the States.

SimHQ for sim reports and chatter.

The Economist on weekly basis for news and analysis.

p.s. My brother shared an issue of PC Pilot with me. Was quite good.

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Cable TV; History channel, military channel, nat geo, etc.

Books; biography, military history, adventure

Websites; simHQ, IL2 FB, YouTube

PC pilot magazine, PC gamer, MaxPC

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Magazines:

Aeroplane - Historic Aircraft

Flypast - Historic AircraftPC Pilot - It's taken years but that magazine now can see beyond only MS Flight Sim!!! They do regular articles on RoF, IL2:CloD, X-Plane, etc

 

Websites: mostly as above

Simhq

Mission4today

 

Social Media: Although I only subscribe to YouTube

YouTube

Facebook

Twitter

I'll think about other places.

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others have mentioned . . . 

 

all the old IL-2 sites, even the banana forums, 

 

The other places not mentioned are the PC gaming sites like IGN / gamespot etc . . . although they are filled with lots of people that are ADD and Call of Duty / popularity contest followers, there are some that will think outside the box and give Il-2 a spin,

 

IN fact that's how I found out about IL-2 original. I'd found out about MiG Alley from a glowing review there years earlier and then ran across IL-2 original. I didn't have $ for a PC that could run it but 5 years later I did and along with half life 2 and portal, I bought IL-2 and got into it. 

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