AAA means the amount of buttons needed to play the entire game from start to finish aside from directional input. --- PC hardware doesn't need to match console hardware in price when PC gamers save literal thousands from the software they buy. http://www.steamgamesales.com/
Good Marketing is just a result of a high production value so it doesn't even need to be mentioned. It's common sense. --- Glorious God Gamers > PC Master Race > Console Peasants ---> http://i2.kym-cdn.com/photos/images/original/000/508/644/9eb.jpg
AAA to me is high production values and high cost to develop. The odd part is most AAA games are games that have gained a huge following and are mostly sequels and because of that you don't often see new game franchises, risks and all. Although ubisoft seem to be challenging that --- "What we've got here is a failure to communicate!" "I'm you, I'm your shadow!"
budget + hype (events,advertising) + reviewer payoffs = AAA see the trick is to brainwash people into thinking it's good regardless of actual quality wonderful example on the ps3 this year with the last of us which really isn't that good but it got all the hype and reviews and the such,yet that far superior puppet show game that i can't even remember the name of isn't promoted at all
someones jealous its not for pc lol --- PSN ID: Ctx_Ghost Asus Laptop | Gtx 680M | i5 @3.2GHz | 8gb Ram | 750 HD | W8
However, if we're defining known as everyone and their grandma knows of it, then no Minecraft isn't known.
...Ehm...I'd say that both Minecraft and Call of Duty are essentially household names at this point. Minecraft's popular enough on the internet for the real world to notice, and plenty of people everywhere refer to Call of Duty when discussing their leisure time.
of course, Minecraft isn't AAA, whereas CoD is --- Magikoopa Security Force: Defend against the Shy Guys! Download the demo (offsite): http://www.mfgg.net/index.php?act=resdb¶m=02&c=2&id=29243
"AA" games no longer exist. Every game is either a "AAA" shooter/action game, or indie/shovelware of any genre. --- Re-playing: Shining Force 3: Scenario 3 (in English), Final Fantasy 7 (PC, Modded) Playing for the first time: The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, Phantasy Star 3