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Submitted by smiller1 829d ago | opinion piece

GamesCom 2013: Did Microsoft Just Win The Conference Showdown?

VideoGamer: "There was a lot of talking, but not a lot was actually said. Sony and Microsoft's press conferences were perfunctionary more than explosive - the latter being kept only for those in attendance - even with the announcements of PS4's release date and Microsoft's commitment to making sure that FIFA is played by every human being, ever..." (Gamescom 2013, Microsoft, PS3, PS4, Sony, Xbox 360, Xbox One)

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dboyc310   829d ago | Spam
NYC_Gamer  +   829d ago
Won what?I believe both events weren't ground breaking and could have benefited from huge exclusive software being revealed.
MWong  +   829d ago
I wasn't too impressed with either conference. I wanted to see more reveals than what we saw.
gaffyh  +   829d ago
I think the big thing at MS was FIFA 14 being free, but that's not much compared to the slew of indie games, plus Vita price cut, plus release date, plus 32 countries at launch etc.
ShinMaster  +   829d ago | Well said
If you buy a PS4 and FIFA separately, it would still be cheaper than the Xbox One with free FIFA.

Just saying.
Saigon  +   829d ago

You said the right thing. Though MS made that announcement it reallys mean nothing when it comes to nickel and dimes. The PS4 with FIFA 14 still cost less than the inclusion of an Xbone with FIFA 14. I watched the sony conference and I am a little mad most people have yet to talk about what was really shown. Sony showed the UI in action. Sony also showed a slew of 1st party games that were in development, some that were really good and I wish they showed more of those games.

But I honestly think regardless what Sony showed there would have been issues because MS and Nintendo did not have a conference. MS showed nothing in their 40 minute closed conference but gave a lot of information. Sony showed a slew of information along with the Vita and PS4 remote play. I guess to each their own.
JeffGUNZ  +   829d ago
@ Shinmaster. The Xbox One is more expensive due to Kinect being bundled, simple as that. Free Fifa on top of that is a solid move by MS.
MWong  +   829d ago
@ JeffGUNZ
A solid move from M$ would be bundle the Kinect with the XBone and reduce the console price. I honestly thought at GamesCom M$ would release a standalone console version of the XBone. Why because the Kinect isn't mandatory anymore.

I can buy a PS4 + Fifa 14 + DLC & I get a free 14 day trail period of PS+ all for the price of an XBone.
sweendog  +   829d ago
Also once you are done with FIFA on the ps4 you can trade it in. No such luck with xbox one as everybody has it. I was stuck with project gotham on 360 for years.
bigfish  +   829d ago
Im not going to even bother clicking on the story
whoyouwit04  +   829d ago
I bet you would've click if it said sony.
SpecialSauce  +   829d ago
good for them they need it and a lot more
avengers1978  +   829d ago
They were both pretty boring to me. But at least I know when I can get my hands on my pre ordered PS4, November 15th can't come soon enough.
4Sh0w  +   829d ago
I thought Microsofts great lineup and hands on approach was refreshing and easily better than what sony did which seemed to be relying on indie support and "goodwill" for not introducing drm. Thats nice but Im more interested in seeing something big from ND or Santa Monica.

Hey is this it or are they going to show more tomorrow?
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walkincarpet  +   829d ago
MS did a great job getting themselves out of the way and letting the games do the talking. Sony had some good but set themselves up for disappointment by teasing exclusives and only revealing basically indies. Also Sony keep attacking MS as if they were back in middle school while MS is focusing on making up for its past blunders. MS wins this one, but Sony helped them.
Underworld  +   829d ago
Couldn't disagree more. In no way did Microsoft win. What did they announce? Fifa free with pre-orders in Europe, Fable and some exclusive content for The Division. Can't remember what else.

Sony's was much better. Not as good I was hoping but still good. Yeah, it would have been nice to see more of The Order and an Uncharted 4 reveal but we still got a lot.

Some things:

PS Vita price drop
Assassin's Creed 3 free for PS plus
Remote play shown with AC
Shadow of the Beast
War Thunder
Everybody's Gone to the Rapture
A lot of indie games (positive or negative)
LittleBigPlanet Hub
Borderlands 2 for Vita
More Killzone
More Infamous
Spoke about some of the features and apps
Release date

That's a lot.
JeffGUNZ  +   829d ago
@ Underwolrd.

Give us a break, if you think Sony did a better job then MS here, you're a blatant fanboy. Sony will release a fantastic system, but MS just had a better presentation. So everyone else in the gaming world is wrong but you, huh?
Tapewurm  +   829d ago
simple and best answer to the title question: Hows abouts NO!
Tapioca Cold  +   829d ago
it's funny how everyone on here is beating around the bush... I can totally see it. No one is mentioning it.

I am a Sony guy but it's funny to see the sony fanboys all disregarding the one BIG exclusive.

It looks fantastic.

kremit-21  +   829d ago
Except it will also be on PC and 360
GhostHero333  +   828d ago
its not coming to 360
CrimsonSquall  +   828d ago
Not only is it also on PC, but when the developers have been interviewed about it coming to more platforms they never give haste to say no. Also, it's published by EA so if theres any indication that it may come to PS4, it's that.
iamnsuperman  +   829d ago
I disagree. I made my view on the FIFA thing here but they didn't really announce anything but that. Sony announced and showed game after game showing support for indies. It is a shame that they didn't showcase more AAA titles but it is nice to see these indies get a focus and the fact they are coming next year
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deep_fried_bum_cake  +   829d ago
I agree. They seem to have announced that they are giving FIFA free and reaffirmed what we already knew about indie development. I'm not really sure what else they had.

On the Sony side, I have to say that I was surprised by the large Vita focus but pleasantly so. They announced some nice looking titles like Rime. I did go through the conference wondering when the big PS4 games were coming but overall the conference left me with a positive impression.
Koyes  +   829d ago
Most are, what the N4G community love to say, 'timed exclusives' but with an added twist of 'exclusive debut'
Gamer666  +   829d ago
The indie message is getting old and oversold...

And if I look at my games collection, I don't find indie games are the types I keep going back to...

They definitely provide some ground breaking ideas. But, I don't want to have to weed through hundreds of shovelware indie games to find the few I actually like...

Both announced some new games but neither announced megaton games. Both announced DLC content, but I give the edge to MS with exclusive Division DLC. Sony announced their launch date and MS announced the launch titles, guess the reverse will be true at TGS - Then we can compare real shipping titles and launch dates. MS did announce a unique thing... A new third party release bundled with pre-ordered consoles, which is probably going to help European pre-orders.

So, I give a slight edge to MS.
T2  +   829d ago
You give a slight edge for dlc over shadow, rapture , and rime ? Wow you really dont play many types of games I guess
Saigon  +   829d ago
I think the problem is that people don't understand indie games are what define the future of games in general. You may disagree with that but in some form of light it is true. Most of Sony main studios were originally indie companies that made a concept that Sony liked and they adopted the concept as a whole along with the game. Perfect example as of recent is MM makers of LittleBigPlanet. If I am not mistaken ND was once an indie company and Sony not only adopted the concept ND created but the company itself. Notice how whenever an indie company is bought by a major publisher the original founder or co founder seems to always leave and start another indie company. Its a rotating process. I support Sony's decision, because I understand where it could lead. And to not leave MS out, they are adapting this concept also.
Gamer666  +   829d ago

Almost all development studios start as indies.

I do realize that indies are important, but it seems right now as if they are more important then established studios that constantly deliver great games... Naughty Dogg, Guerilla, 343, Visceral, Twisted Pixel, Sony Santa Monica, Rockstar Boston, UbiSoft Montreal, EA Vancouver, etc.

You have to remember that the AAA franchises are typically $100 million dollar adventures. By not giving focus to these huge investments gamers may end up in a situation where there are only indie games that only cost a few $100,000 to create. There has to be balanced so that great games like Killzone, Halo, CoD, BF, God of War, Gears of War, etc. still are released.
Saigon  +   829d ago

I actually disagree with that statement about AAA games needing big budgets in order to be successful or considered AAA. the big budget didn't really occur until last generation and this current generation. The prices to produce games were extremely out of whack the last two generations. In such that we received less games overall this generation than the previous, at least by my knowledge. Look at some of the acclaimed games that were released without a big budget, but received countless awards. Most of them were indie games with small budgets. A perfect example is bastion and flower and oh there are so many to list. We've hit the ceiling on the cost of big budget/AAA games and now it is time to revert. Not meaning not to provide a good budget to create a AAA game, but applying a reasonable budget for these games. Studios shouldn't have to go out of business because they couldn't meet the demand of other AAA games.
aiBreeze  +   829d ago
Well Sony were boasting preorder numbers, I'm pretty sure Microsoft didn't. That in it's own right is a victory when you can start talking high numbers.
Gamer666  +   829d ago
Yeah, that means your headed back to being cocky and arrogant...
sincitysir1  +   829d ago
Yeah /s
talisker  +   829d ago
garos82  +   829d ago
are you guys for real?
i mean seriously what the hell have ms done this gamescon except chicken out from doing a conference 2 months before they release a major console.

the dog looks scared with its tail behind its legs
Belking  +   829d ago
Yea, that dog is named Sony gonna have their hands full next gen once again. They need to realize that they aren't dealing with sega anymore. It's funny to see MS do to them what they did to sega back in the day. I know Peter Moore must be smiling right now.
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BlackTar187  +   829d ago
please xplain belking. I think a comment like this deserves more of a breakdown of what you mean.
neocores  +   829d ago
Funny how you talk so highly of you xbot? where are they? hiding in the back behind ps4? little announcement here and there thats just said after what happen at E3 and the feedback im surprise they would even show there face for awhile?
garos82  +   829d ago
yeah ok belking whatever you say. still confident in xbox "strong presence" at gamescon or are you praying for more 180 to hopefully reverse their downward hold of the market
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thejigisup  +   829d ago
I'm sorry but what exactly did sony do to sega? Oh wait i do see what you did there with sony not coming out with a major console or anything. /sarcasm /obviously you're wrong /wtf. Will they have their hands full? Definitely the market is much too large for just one or two consoles. What MS is doing to Sony is nothing like what happened that generation.
whitesoxfalife1976  +   829d ago
In a weird twisted way I agree with you,lol
Sony did bully their into the gaming industry back in the day no one seems to remember that..... and for the record when I mean back in the day I'm talkn bout "sony/ninety" hostile takeover......
But ninety didnt stand for it, Sega cudnt keep up,
So you got all these japs fightn and shit for all those yrs... Microsoft saw a door opening for them and blew that muthafucka up to take on the powerful Sony. Three consoles later here we are, an American company vs an Japanese company. So yea peter Moore is smiling right now.
RIP_Weazel  +   829d ago
...just what?!
Keep that racist nonsense off the boards - it screws up the karma.
Form your own opinions instead of saying things to ingratiate yourself to retards.
c'mon sox - you're better than that!
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MysticStrummer  +   829d ago
The scared company is the one that radically alters it's stated plans in a short time span. Which company has been doing that a lot lately?

Certainly not Sony.

MS went from 1st place and lots of positive buzz to 3rd place and so much negative buzz about their next console that they've been backtracking and changing policies since the reveal.

Peter Moore is praying that the One release numbers don't follow the current trends.
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AngelicIceDiamond  +   829d ago
@Garos Fable Legends thats it.
PFFT  +   829d ago
Amen to that!
This was a better announcement than anything Sony had in their close abysmal conference.
TheBreezyBB  +   829d ago
What MS conference?
RandomDude655  +   829d ago
The one the xbox fans concocted in their head apparently.
PFFT  +   829d ago
This one.

PS4 It only does Indie.
PSVita  +   829d ago
That's one creepy conference...
PFFT  +   829d ago
Convas  +   829d ago
Neither event did much to wow me.

My highlight of GamesCom so far has been seeing Paracel Storm for BF4.

Fable Legends for MS looks great, Rime for Sony looks great.

That's about it.
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ImG2theB  +   829d ago
They are focusing to much on indie games. Microsoft has Sony beat in the game department. At launch that is.
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Ko_Uraki  +   829d ago
In my opinion yes. MS has won. But I understand that it is only my opinion.
from the beach  +   829d ago
Of course they did.

Just need a launch date now!
thrust  +   829d ago
Without a doubt!

Xbox one first then ps4 later next year for me.
DiRtY  +   829d ago
The Sony press conference can't be undercut.

MS basically gave me Fifa 14 for free today.

Sony said: Here are 15 indie games that look just bad for $3 each.

I will take Fifa over this junk any day of the week and twice on Sunday.
DragonKnight  +   829d ago
You deserve to be pitied. 15 indie games that look just bad? You seriously deserve to be pitied.
XabiDaChosenOne  +   829d ago
PS4+FIFA 14=460 dollars
Xbox one FIFA bundle=500
Keep trying princess
DiRtY  +   829d ago
I had the Xbox One on preorder for 499€, because I see the value in it and I can easily afford it.

Now I still have the Xbox One on preorder for 499€ and I get Fifa. This is what happened today, nothing else.

*edit* and if you want to do the maths:

PS4 + Fifa 14 + PS camera = $520 -.-

But all these calculations are stupid anyway. I buy what I want to have based on what is offered. And Sony just confirmed that they don't offer anything I am interested in. Have fun with your indie games though.
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tuglu_pati  +   829d ago
I know you wont acknowledge it, but XB1 also includes kinect.
XabiDaChosenOne  +   829d ago
@Dirty Well first of all your math sucks since a $50 dollar camera and a $60 dollar game would be a total of $110 dollars which would bring the PS4 to $510
But since you want to go there:
Xboxone+Xblgold+Play&Kit= 585
Thanks for playing!!!
Mr1Y  +   829d ago
Xbox+Kinect+ FIFA=500
Also I think Microsoft is eating some of the cost of the kinect, about 50 dollars or so...not sure though.
JeffGUNZ  +   829d ago
@ Kobe357

You're just an idiot. The Xbox One comes with MORE then the PS4, of course it will cost a little more. Funny, everyone like yourself justified the PS3 price point always being higher, now it's an issue that the Xbox One is higher? Listen big guy, Xbox One with the best launch games and extra features, combo with Kinect 2.0 and now Fifa? $500 sounds fine. If you're really complaining over $400 to $500, then you probably should pick up a new hobby. No one said gaming is cheap.
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CocoWolfie  +   829d ago
xbox one = 450
ps4 = 350
and yet you say you got fifa free? you can get fifa with ps4 and still be CHEAPER! -.-
Xsilver  +   829d ago
really fifa tho if u had watch dogs for free then u would have a argument but no.
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koolaid251  +   829d ago
Fifa is one of the top selling games in the world Fifa ultimate team makes a lot of money.
Xsilver  +   829d ago
i mean are you anticipating fifa, yes i know fifa sell a glorious amount but that's only to the soccer lovers, most gamers wont go out and choose fifa
ZBlacktt  +   829d ago
And at the same time people are saying thank you Sony. Thank you for forcing MS to not enforce DMR, 24 hour online, no Kinect camera mandatory. For providing a Blu-ray drive 7 years ago so that we are not a DVD drive still. It's all true no matter the console you pick.
XboxFun  +   829d ago
Sony showed some "whatever" indie games, a trailer for a rebooted old game and....well....what else? Oh yea, Borderlands PART 2 for Vita! YES!

Meanwhile MS drops bombs like Fable Legends, FIFA, hands on with KI, complete details for Indie self publishing's, a very good demo of how Kinect 2 scans the complete body and the different styles a dev can incorporate to that. Not to mention games like Ryse, and Deadrising 3.

yea, MS hands down took that show.
Xsilver  +   829d ago
@xboxfun so their already wasn't hands on with with KI at comic con ok, that body scan was bad lve seen a bunch of vids on it no character looked like the person they scanned. compare ryse trailer to second son trailer and dr3 is out because that was a cg trailer.
so yes micro lost hands down shit at least i know when i'm getting my PS4
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PSVita  +   829d ago
Dropped bombs? You've got to be kidding.

Lagging kinect

No release date

No streaming of the Conference

~20 less launch territories

Only 1 new game which is old and the previous two game were honestly trash

Can't play console games on portable device

Still $100 more even though you dont need the camera

Pay wall on most, almost all features

I could go on put I think we're all know the facts here
MrBeatdown  +   829d ago
Microsoft talked about some "whatever" indie program, a trailer for some multiplayer-only Fable game and... well....what else? Oh yea, a single timed exclusive map pack for Battlefield 4! YES!

Meanwhile Sony drops bombs like Shadow of the Beast, dozens of timed or fully exclusive indie games from devs with solid track records, a very good demo of how remote play lets you play PS4 games anywhere, announcements of Minecraft and Twitch integration, demoed the UI, announced price drops, all map DLC being free for Killzone, and discounts for next-gen game upgrades, more free Plus games, confirmed PS4 games are coming from Sony's three biggest and best studios, and a release date for dozens of countries. Not to mention games like Infamous and Killzone.

yea, Sony hands down took that show.

Am I doing this right? I tried my hardest to downplay everything on one side while making a huge deal out of everything on the other.
XboxFun  +   829d ago
@Mr. Beatdown...

No, no, no, you did it all wrong. You are suppose to reply to another troll remark instead of just going for my opinion out of the hundreds that downplayed MS's too.

Keep trying though, I'm sure your usual stroll through my comments should keep you busy.
MrBeatdown  +   829d ago

"You are suppose to reply to another troll remark instead of just going for my opinion out of the hundreds that downplayed MS's too."

Wait, wait, wait... that's your ACTUAL opinion!?

Geesh. Well, this is awkward. I though you were just a Sony fanboy parodying an Xbox fanboy.

Boy is my face red.
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walkincarpet  +   829d ago
but, but, XboxFun, Sony has Killzone Shadow Fall. Don't you remember how good all the other Killzone games were on PS3? Hah... when the biggest game at launch is the same IP that has been historically a B game compared to the competition's games in the same genre for years I'm starting to think Sony is in for a rough first year. I play on all three systems and admire the strengths of all three but I can't get over how fun it is to back Xbox on this site. A big thanks goes to all the Sony fan boys who work so hard to make themselves look silly on a daily basis...I'm referring to the trolls...not Sony fans in general as I am one... Don't worry Sony fans that can carry two thoughts in your heads, Sony will bring out some hurt like they always do, but if you can, enjoy the X1 while you wait.
MrBeatdown  +   829d ago

You know, if you're going to mock PS3 fanboys, you could at least do yourself a favor and not single out Killzone, seeing as how of all the exclusive franchises announced for PS4 and X1, Killzone has one of the best track records on current gen systems.

Outside of Halo, according to Metacritic, Killzone is rated as well as, or better than the last two games in any series returning on Xbox One (Forza, Fable, Dead Rising).

They're also higher rated than the last two games from developers working on a new IP for Xbox One (Crytek, Insomniac).

I guess if Killzone is "a B game", everything Microsoft's offering is too.
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Tito08  +   829d ago
It's funny how many of you Xbox Fanburgers said a couple of months ago ya didn't care for Killer Instinct and saying "Microsoft did the right thing in not supporting that game, useless series", now that MS is working on it, it's now hailed as "The greatest thing since sliced bread" y'all nothing but dumb heads, y'all more ignorant than IGN lol.

@Walkincarpet-Sony having rough first year? When they releasing in 32 markets vs 13 Xbox? You're too out of your mind, btw, stop pretending you're a Sony fan when you're nothing but an Xbox fanbird, you talk about another Killzone when MS is releasing another Forza, so what's your argument, that "I'm a Sony fan, I own a PS3, it sucks" is too 2007 and very outdated, ya have nothing else to say, go keep yourself WALKING IN A CARPET, you Xbox fanburgers carry the most stupid usernames.
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H0RSE  +   829d ago

And despite all those "shortcomings" and the higher initial price, I still see the xbox offering me more enjoyment than a PS4 ever could, and many others think this way as well. I think the mindset for many is that they would rather pay more for something they actually want, than less for something they don't. If you and others see the X1 as an inferior product, so be it, we're still buying it.

Some people simply have no interest in PS4, and the same goes for Xbox, just deal with it and move on.
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DonFreezer  +   829d ago
Microsoft won hands down because Sony was so desperate to call on them for being inconsistent. It's like Sony is saying we're gonna screw you and we wont take it back because were consistent to our values.
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noctis_lumia  +   829d ago
i can still get fifa cheaper than your tv box lol
robotgargoyle  +   828d ago
I really wish people would get away from referring to the Xbox one as a cable box.

There is no way a cable box or smart tv could play next gen games. It's kind of a lame comparison.
Xsilver  +   829d ago
yes lets acknowledge kinect with a groundbreaking title fighter within i mean did u see the pin point accuracy of ur inputs damn that's defiantly worth it.-__- yeah kinect aint nothing to be praised.
jerethdagryphon  +   829d ago
i wouldnt play fifa if you paid me and i live in uk
strickers  +   829d ago
that's why you belong with an Xbox. You are demographic. Like Justin Bieber fans or films directed by Roland Emmerich.
The artless mainstream. No imagination or ability to do maths.
Ps4 and Fifa still saves you money
Tito08  +   829d ago
Better yet, these are Xbox Beliebers, lol, does not allow us to talk any negative about the Xbox Beiber.
ChickenOfTheCaveMan  +   829d ago
X1 fans are like gf that got cheated on, MS gives you a cheap a** ring and you forget everything they've done.

I'd like to be easily satisfied too...
Jrxbarrett  +   829d ago
Since when are f2p's considered good games? It's free. I don't get it.
BlackTar187  +   829d ago
Since when are F2p's Considered bad games?
blackmanone  +   829d ago
Seriously? I'll admit some have been critically approved, but the majority are known to be cash grabs and piss poor ones at that. Not saying KI will be a bad game, looks good, but you're in the minority if you think most F2P games are good.

That being said, FIFA is nowhere near a f2p game. Xbox One owners have got a great game on their hands for free. I just hope it doesn't turn into a p4w game.
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Jrxbarrett  +   829d ago
Unless its on a mobile device. I just don't see the hype. I mean I wouldn't spend hrs let alone days on end on a f2p. Sony needs to chill out with those. I wish I lived in Europe. I play FIFA alllllllll the time! I'm very jealous. I don't play fighters but since ill be getting it free. Why not try. It's only worth a try. Sony showed that plane game.... Like wtf. Leave that dumb crap on a pc. Sony has tons of f2p's. why? Why do they win people over with giving away stuff? There is no day one exclusive that I would play on ps4. I'm playing dead rising 2 right now. Never played that game in my life. DR3 day one for me. I don't buy a console for watered down f2p's. I already have a mobile phone for dumb games.
BlackTar187  +   829d ago

I have read my post 5x now and i can't find the spot where i said all F2P games are good. My questions is when ahve F2p games been considered bad?

To name a few Great f2p games
League Of Legends
Planetside 2
Star wars( I liked it for the couple months i spent playing it)
TeamFortress 2
Guild Wars
World of tanks is decent
Hawken is close to being pretty damn good
Warframe looks pretty good

Alot of quality MMO games

Also F2p is making a push to being the future for alot of games. Anyways obviousy there are a ton of bad ones but there a good amount of good ones. So again my orginal question was when did F2p games become bad?
USA007  +   829d ago
Obviously you don't play f2p games. Games like Planetside 2 and Hawken will not play on your mobile phone. PS2 has thousands of players in one battle, on the ground and in the air. No console game has ever gotten close to that scale.
Tito08  +   829d ago
Your beloved Xbox is having KI as a F2P game. @ Blackmanone I was playing Tekken, and it's a pretty good game for a F2P, and PS3 is getting Ace Combat Infinity as F2P, I think you and Jrxbarrett are simply plain ignorant beings, just because Sony has a more focus on F2P games than MS, you make it sound as a bad thing, but if it's the other way around, y'all praise MS as the saviors. Before ya keep saying nonsense, check out the definition of Free2Play, and how does it work because obviously ya don't know what the hell you're talking about.

Ya live in Planet Ignorance.
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ZBlacktt  +   829d ago
Look at the pre order sales. People are fully aware of tactics. So they went with the console that was honest from the start. The game will come on both consoles and if EA chooses to picks MS money over being far to both console parties. Then that's their choice.

Ubisoft is the clear leader so far in Next Gen 3rd party developers. So they continually coming out in support of Sony is a huge advantage also.

Watch Dogs PS4 bundle is #1 in all bundles.
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BlackTar187  +   829d ago
I don't agree with everything you said but i do believe ubisoft games -BF4 are gonna be better quality games then EA games.
ZBlacktt  +   829d ago
Sales pre orders.

People not smart enough to see how many time MS flip flopped and why.

Game not coming to both consoles.

What about the news on all those countries over there not even getting the XBox One until 2014?
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neocores  +   829d ago
How they had no showing at gamescom? So stop with the fanboy crap already
XabiDaChosenOne  +   829d ago
Both were pretty boring but I'm pretty sure playstation had more announcements :-\
Thomper  +   829d ago
Yep.. Dull "we love second rate Indy" announcements

If I want to play bad 2d 80's games, I'll play them in their original state on my console collection.

Indy games are like iPad apps, mainly sh1t, with the odd gem....
The_Sneauxman  +   829d ago
if you think Indy games are second rate, one word... JOURNEY
C-Thunder  +   829d ago
Unfinished Swan
Tito08  +   829d ago
Xbox community downplaying indy games, wow that's new, it really shows how awesome ya fanburgers really are that you're already showing your true colors, almost everyone in the entire gaming industry started as an indy dev, Naughty Dog, Santa Monica, Insomniac, Bungie, and more of these awesome AAA studios started life as indy devs, even Batman Begins movie was hailed as "Indy Batman" because it totally broke the trend of the older movies, and made by indy film makers, that and the Dark Knight duo are the most successful in the entire franchise, and that led to the already successful Man Of Steel, indy work leads to big studios plus bigger and better games you idiots, ya Xbox Beliebers are nothing but demographic and misinformed morons, lol.
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ChipdiddyChip  +   829d ago
Any unbiased person would say yes based on games and what Xbox one offers.
BlackTar187  +   829d ago
Better explanation please
Jamaicangmr  +   829d ago
Lol! What?
Did i miss something?
ABeastNamedTariq  +   829d ago
HAR HAR HAR, MS didn't win this round, sorry. Sony kept the game announcements coming. Showing their support for ALL of their systems, not just one.
DragonKnight  +   829d ago
Let's see. A conference that could be seen by everyone online, that showed many interesting indie games, had a release date announced, and was open about everything...


A conference that was privately shown, didn't have a release date announced, didn't have interesting indie games, and whose biggest announcement was a great short term move but not a huge coup given that the game is still multiplatform.

Hmmmm. A conference that was seen by the masses vs. a conference that wasn't. Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm.
NateCole  +   829d ago
Since when is annoucing free digital copies of a multiplat for preorders in one market constitute a win?.This is funny.
solidworm  +   829d ago
Who announced new games? Oh thatl be Sony then.
RandomDude655  +   829d ago
Hey Microsoft announced one game in fable...
one game (or was it two?)
ainsleyharriott  +   829d ago
You mean announced PC ports?
RandomDude655  +   829d ago
Like titanfall?
ainsleyharriott  +   829d ago

gamingfriend  +   829d ago
Wooow fifa big woop id rather have driveclub psn+edition thanks
cr33ping_death  +   829d ago
gotta say both were......meh... at least i know when im getting my shiny new PS4 :)
jonboi24  +   829d ago
Sony won for me. They should some good looking games that really caught my eye. MurasakiBaby, Big Fest, and Rime looked awesome. Sony gave me so much games. Yes there not AAA games but damn do they look good. I really don't see GamesCom as the place to announce big new AAA games, it usually is a follow and update on E3 games. E3 and TGS are uaually the place where these games get announced. I am expecting a lot from PS4 at TGS especially with reports of MS not showing up. Most of the franchise I'm waiting for a next gen update are Japanese franchise.
elda  +   829d ago
Hopefully some FFXV,KH3 & other great japanese game goodies!
jensen86  +   829d ago
i cant wait for the 29th of novemer now
noctis_lumia  +   829d ago
win ?

EXVirtual  +   829d ago
I wasn´t blown away by either, but TGS is the one I´m hyped for.
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