Out of nowhere, and with no provocation, Best Buy Canada tweeted out today that there’s a “big gaming announcement tomorrow,” then asked if any of their Gamers Club members had any idea what it could be. -PSLS
FIFA 14 looks like a likely candidate.
It's a big game, but not exactly a surprise.
Burnout on PS4. Make it so.
@Foolsjoker That would be awesome.
Apart from sports fans who really gives a crap about Fifa...it's one of those games along side COD, PES, Madden etc where the majority of it's fanbase aren't actual gamers, just people who want to kill time with one another....."Bro gaming" People in high school or work using social gimmicks to have something in common with one another. You ask one of them if they've played Half Life, Prey, Uncharted, Alan Wake etc and they will most likely say "Nah...whats that"
@Root Who gives a crap about shooters other than shooter fans...or RPG other than RPG fans. Who gives a crap about mountain gear other than mountain climbers. Im an AVID gamer and still play sports games...that's an idiotic comment if I've never seen one.
@theWB27 Your totally missing the point Those types of games come out every year, Fifa, COD, Madden etc. The fanbases are mostly made up of those types of people who have an Xbox 360 (usualy because it's cheaper and because of chat) who only ever go on those types of games. Instead of caring about gaming, they just see it as a social gimmick and don't have a clue about it untill the next COD, FIFA, PES etc. Saying something is "idiotic" because you don't get it is immature, but it is you whats new.
@Root That comment did nothing to help the first one. Whatever they choose to play, they are still gamers. There are people who only play certain types of games and that's just what they prefer. Doesn't make them any less of a gamer just because they like sports or COD. Some only play RPG's...or MMORPG's or racers. It was idiotic because not every gamer plays every genre just like not every music lover listens to every type. Car enthusiasts may only like cars from certain regions but it doesn't diminish their love. It is coming from me...the fact that you know that means you must make that mistake often : )
@Foolsjoker Any new burnout game in general! Criterion's NFS games weren't bad, but they definitely weren't as good as Paradise.
@theWB27, I think more to the point is that something which is known to release every year does not make for a big gaming announcement.
Burnout with split screen please... i miss racing with my mates sitting beside me.
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@theWB27: COD, Fifa, and Madden are still by and large played by a particular demographic, and that's "bros" or whatever you want to call them. You see, if you're really into games, you play most genres, and you play acclaimed games regardless of their genre, because you're genuinely interested in games and the unique experiences they offer. "Bros" play those games because they're popular. I suspect they initially were unsure of COD until it gained enough popularity such that they didn't risk compromising their masculinity and social standing in playing it, that is to say, gaming is seen as nerdy and not a masculine activity. Madden and Fifa gained popularity obviously because they signified a "safe" game for a jock to play- they're popular AND they're based on sports they play. I think it's down to them probably wanting to play games, but doing so runs counter to their masculine image, so they play the most acceptable games they can, and ultimately ignore the thousands of other better, and more unique and important games out there. Ultimately, ego and image become their priority. I don't think it's a coincidence that they play these relentlessly iterated franchises either. Jocks / Bros (for want of a better term) are generally immersed in the trends of consumer society- trends which are based off of product life-cycles and relentless franchising (More ubiquity = more acceptance)- they're at the whim of such corporate forces. Not to mention this gaming demographic is kind of growing, so games are catering more and more to them- offering crappy experiences because of it. The relentless and juvenile techonology drive in gaming seems to resemble or reflect that surface based consumer demographic too, and so we get shallow game experiences in which graphics and presentation come first, and tech is super fetishised by people. This is all part and parcel of games entering the mainstream- they're beginning to cater to the kind of culture that they're becoming a part of.
This is surely just a pre-order bonus of some kind. Best Buy Canada is hardly the best way to announce your awesome game.
@WB27 I think he ment that all those games come out every year, and that the casual market doesnt care if those games are yearly. Some of the ’hardcore’ gamers though are already raging when they hear there is gonna be a new assassins creed every year. You're both right, for example i have tons of friends who only play fifa, to kill some time, you wont see them playing extensive games like skyrim or stuff like that. I always have to convince them to get games like bioshock, red dead and halo by showing them trailers and stuff :p But when they do, they love the games, trying to get all achievements, finish it on hard, play online and even buy the sequels without me needing to convince them :p
@Root What is the hipster gamers? I guess if people play a popular game then they aren't "real" gamers. Can you please make a list of games that they can check off to be deemed worthy? Sounds like you don't partake in many "social gimmicks" in life. @theWB27 Your music/cars analogy was spot on.
XD don't get too hyped guys :P
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@Root Well you're wrong I have owned every FIFA game ever. I have completed half life and uncharted in fact I've platinumed all three uncharted's. In total I have 5 platinum's im well educated I can code etc. explain how I am a 'bro'? Also I play fps, 3ps, rpg, action/adventure, sports. arcade, racing etc etc
I'm sure he wasn't speaking for a every single person who purchases such a game. From my experience at least there a tons of casual gamers who buys game like Fifa and COD and don't even know what E3 is. They buy like 2-3 games a year and not on the internet anticipating any kind of gaming announcement.
It probably won't be big....big to us and big to "them" is a bit different. Big to us is a game we actually care about. Big to them is a game they think they can make a ton of money off of, but might not be a great game.
I'd say that is a likely candidate despite all the disagrees. Best Buy Canada usually does many deals with Canadian publishers.
Root and Gepenest are the typical master race types. "You're not as much of a gamer as me because I play unheard of critically acclaimed games with my stupid money PC." If you like that, go ahead, but it is frankly pathetic to create another criteria for gamer to perpetuate yourselves as better than somebody. Personally, as I've gotten older I've begun to prefer the bro games as you call them. I simply don't have the time to sink hours into an RPG. Gaming is a social experience, split-screen is fun all the time. From Goldeneye to 4-way RPG wars on MW2, I'll enjoy my games as I like. Now I can have a few beers and enjoy the FIFA drinking game with friends. Deal with it. Some of us have jobs.
This is in line with the EU Blog Manager saying there will be one or 2 game announcements this week.
Maybe a Cross-buy game between PS3 and psVita.
Got a link? I must have missed this news. EDIT: Found it, so nevermind. :-) For others - http://blog.eu.playstation....
Announced announcements never tend to be very big. =/
Unless Best Buy Canada is giving away free hockey tickets and a moose hats with every Wii U purchase.
Moose hats keep us Canadians warm while we game in our igloos :P No doot aboot it
We have a Best Buy?
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