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The Outrage Cycle - Click, Rage, Repeat

4d ago ... I’m staring at a submitted article entitled “PS4 vs Xbox One: Sony’s in Trouble, Not Microsoft”, right next to it is another entitled “Microsoft's Xbox One Is Looking Like a Lost Cause”. I know it’s going to be nonsense. I know that this is an elaborate troll for hits. I can predict the content and I can predict the response in the comments. I’ve been here before. I’m one click away from a sens...

Why The last of Us Should Not Have a Direct Sequel

7d ago ... *This blog contains spoilers for the last of us* The Last of Us is one of the most successful games in recent memory, with lifetime sales above 8 million, and near universal praise from critics and consumers alike. Both Sony and Naughty Dog know this, and undoubtedly this has led to talks of a sequel. While nothing has been officially announced, Neil Druckmann, the games director, has pre...

Why I fell in love with Sony.

10d ago ... There are many reasons I am a self proclaimed Sony fan and there are many reasons. Some of the reasons I will outline will seem insignificant, and to most people they will be, but they became huge considerations when writing and when I considered selling my Xbox 360 just to purchase a PS4. Other reasons are reflections on Sony and the way they run their business. These reasons give me confidenc...

Digital future will be bad for console gamers

19d ago ... Australian PSN and Xbox Live users get the jitters when some point to the inevitability of digital downloads. Let's take the PSN store for example, for a quick comparison of some new and upcoming releases: PSN: Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare - $99.95 Lords of the Fallen - $89.95 PES 2015 - $84.95 GTAV - $99.95 Now here's the comparable prices for disc editions from major retailers: C...

My issue with Sony and Cross Buy

23d ago ... Okay, let me first off saying that, I had just got off the chat with customer service on my issue with Call of duty advance warfare. Not only was I absolutely disgusted with Sony and how they choose to handle this situation, and really didn't offer me any help on this matter. First, it all started when I heard about the Cross Buy deal with Call of Duty Advance Warfare on the Playstation Us B...

Cloudy Days and the Silver Lining of the 8th Console Generation

30d ago ... With the 8th console generation about a year into all consoles being out in the wild, many of us are excited about the future these machines hold for our entertainment. There's a lot going on and a lot that's happened recently, so let's talk about some disappointments that have upsides. Every cloud has a silver lining and I love being optimistic about the state of the industry, so here are some...

Nintendo's Upmarket Woes

50d ago ... Up until the 7th generation of consoles, there was an established pattern to launching consoles. At launch, you would target the upmarket segment of the gaming crowd, known more commonly in gaming circles as the “hardcore gamer”. This is the group that will spend north of $400 to get a console and games at launch. As time passed, and production costs declined, the console could be sold at chea...

Digital Market Offerings On Consoles Is A Failure

56d ago ... I'm going to start this blog off by saying F.U. Sony. Yep, you read that right. A big F.U. to Sony. I bet you're wondering why I, whom everyone insists is a huge Sony fanboy on this site, would say such a think right? Well the answer is because Shadow of Mordor is $70 here in Canada, and that's everywhere. Now I have known that Sony increased game prices in Canada awhile back, but up unti...

Fanboys Be Like...

63d ago ... Since this generation has gotten underway, the crazies have been overly vocal, supporting or defending their platforms of choice. Nothing wrong with that, except in the past, it was a very different scenario for their company of choice. So I've come up with a list (in no particular ranked order) of some of the silly things I've heard this generation so far. 1. "Microsoft's Cloud will show th...

Sony Increase More Investment Into Streaming Entertainment of Playstation Gaming!

66d ago ... As you May have heard or Have seen the News on Sony's Problems with Profit Generation with the recent projected sales Shortage in the mobile section. Example: Sony Tumbles as $2.1 Billion Loss Limits Hirai’s Options When Hirai took over as CEO in 2012, he said Sony’s revival would be driven by games, imaging products and mobile devices. Since then, the company has announced job cuts an...

ID@Xbox And The Indie Games Conundrum

75d ago ... I'm going to start off this blog post with something most of you should know about me by now but some may not. I'm not really fan of the indie games, nor the extreme focus being placed on them. I view the focus being placed on indie games, clearly evident especially from Sony's conferences where indie game titles take up way too much conference time, to be the answer to a problem all 3 platform...

Why Playstation TV really does mean : Playstation TV

76d ago ... As you my Know Sony is set to release the new playstation TV into the Market of the West this OCT 14th 2014, and Nov 2014 for Europe. Many People Have Questioned Sony's Idea on the viability of such a product, that Aside from a Little 1st party Software support for such a platform now, and what little 1st party many gamers see a lack of Sony offering, with a high price for blank media cards...

Understanding The ESA Statistics

92d ago ... This is a blog about statistics. Hey! Hey! Hey! Don’t you dare close that tab. I’ll try to make this as painless as possible. I promise. I want to talk about the ESA and the statistics that they provide. I want to try to explain why it exists, who creates it, why they create it, why it’s largely nonsense and why we should NOT complain about it being nonsense. There are two kinds of statistic...

LittleBigPlanet: Stunted by a poor financial model

98d ago ... LittleBigPlanet has been somewhat of a successful series for Sony and they have just unveiled their newest title in the series, LittleBigPlanet 3, for the PS3 and PS4. From October 2008 to January 2013 8 million user generated levels were created and published [1]. I am proudly a creator of two of those 8 million levels even though those levels were nothing compared to some of the amazing creat...

3 Platform Future: Sony + Conlusion

99d ago ... Sony has made all the right moves with the PlayStation 4 thus far, and the PlayStation brand is the strongest of the big 3 when considering all time console sales. There’s little for me to comment on regarding Sony’s future in the gaming industry. Their $380 million dollar purchase of Gaikai, and upcoming features such as SharePlay on PS4 shows their future in the gaming industry is in the...

Sony didn't need to win Gamescom; They have already won 2014

105d ago ... Today I saw two different strategies when comparing Microsoft to Sony and their approach to gamescom. Microsofts announcements were more aimed at selling more xbox ones, particularly in europe This was done by really bringing the hype for the big guns Fifa - Cod - Halo MCC/5 beta - Quantum Break - Fable - AC:U - Tomb Raider. The Fifa stuff was pretty pointless because we know of legends...

Lara Croft's Entry into the Console War

105d ago ... Since the beginning of time, there was always a central conflict in between both sides of the proverbial coin. With one grand spectrum at both ends of every cord, there was always one side versus another; man and woman, right and wrong, pro-life and pro-choice, Republican and Democrat, religion and atheist and the list goes on. However, those spectra are typically categorized into life itself,...

3 Platform Future: Xbox + PC + Steam = WIN

108d ago ... http://static.digit.in/fckeditor/uploads/xbox360-laptop(1).jpg Welcome to part two of the 3 platform future series. This is a 3 part blog, on what I personally hope will happen to the current game industry removing the need for to purchase 6 different platforms to have access to all games, and instead have a simple 3 platform medium. If you missed the first part, it covered Nintendo and mo...

PlayStation Plus: Where should it go next?

108d ago ... PlayStation Plus was first launched in 2010 primarily as a way for Sony to get revenue from their PlayStation Network. The service soon became a success as it offered free games, discounts and a variety of other deals as long as you kept the subscription. It was a surprisingly successful consequence of backing themselves into a corner (which was not charging for the use of the PlayStation Netwo...

For The Greater Good

116d ago ... I must start by saying this will be an unpopular position that, I expect, will get some backlash. With that in mind I believe the Vita needs to die to bring greater prosperity to Sony. Before you go down into the comment section to prove how wrong I am here me out. But before I explain my view point we must first look at where the Vita and handheld gaming is right now. The Vita has struggle...
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