Submitted by BeardedGamerShow 1020d ago | videocast

The Bearded Gamer Show: Episode 14 - Is Sony Abandoning the Core Gamer?

In this new episode: Xenoblade Chronicles, EA's Online Pass, LEGO MineCraft and Modern Warfare 3 avatars are in the news. News about The Dark Knight Rises prologue in theatres and some crazy Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 glitches. Finally, The Bearded Gamer discusses Sony's decision to focus on families and younger gamers and how that will affect core gamers. (Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, Culture, EA, Minecraft, PS3, Sony, Tech, Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3, Wii, Xbox 360, Xenoblade Chronicles)

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Ron_Danger  +   1020d ago
Holy trolling for hits article title Batman!!
BeardedGamerShow  +   1020d ago
Or, if you watch the video, Sony has announced they're refocusing on younger gamers and families, leading many to ponder this question and I ADDRESS IT.

Holy commenting without watching, Batman!
Ron_Danger  +   1020d ago
Then why didn't you just stop the article title at "The Bearded Gamer Show: Episode 14"?? Since you covered other things you could've just as easily had them as the article title...
Catoplepas  +   1020d ago
No what you did was take a statement out of context to purposely cause friction and by extension garner hits for your tinpot blog site.

Direct quote from CEO Jim Ryan just to piss on your bonfire:

"The core gamer will absolutely not be neglected. There’s going to be tons of great stuff for the core gamer but from our own studio, third parties there’s some quite interesting stuff happening in a number of areas which would allow us to open up a market that we accessed pretty successfully on both PS1 and PS3 but haven’t yet got to on PS3,” Ryan said.
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buddymagoo  +   1020d ago
Where is the guys beard. Just looks like an 80's porno tash to me. Misleading just like the headline.
iamnsuperman  +   1020d ago
Like Catoplepas said you have taking something out of context. Sony are not moving to family games but allowing third party developers to do it for them. Their core teams are still going to create the games they do.

Do not take quotes out of context.
Machina-AX  +   1020d ago
I'm not sure they could, even if they wanted to ^^
naznatips  +   1020d ago
Er... what? No. They're not selling software very well to any gamer right now, but I don't see how they're abandoning anyone.
Parapraxis  +   1020d ago
Their software is selling just fine.
ZippyZapper  +   1020d ago
naznatips  +   1020d ago
You think so? Resistance 3 barely broke 600k worldwide, LBP2 sold less than half as much as LBP, Killzone 3 sold almost a million less than Killzone 2, inFamous 2 has yet to break 1 million (while inFamous easily broke 2) PSP software sales are completely dead in the west, and PS3 multiplats still sell less than their 360 counterparts despite a nearly equal amount of hardware sold.

So yeah, they make great games, and they aren't selling nearly as much as they should be. Franchise performance is declininng pretty much across the board (UC3 does look to be doing better than UC2, as an exception) and basically every single Sony-published game this year underperformed.
Hicken  +   1020d ago
So you don't think R3 will sell a million, since it's already 3/5 of the way there? KZ3 sold a million less than KZ2, but how much did KZ2 sell? Same with LBP2: it may have only sold half as much, but how much did LBP sell, and how many sales were uncounteed digital downloads? inFamous 2 hasn't broken a million yet, but it will, long before it's even a year old. And I love how you've left out the biggest of the Big Guns, UC3.

Not only did you NOT give actual numbers on anything you mentioned, but you leave out the game you absolutely can't deny is selling better than well.

What you'd like to imply is that the games are doing poorly by comparing them to their previous entries. But you're really just showing your ignorance, as all those games, having been out for two years or more, SHOULD have higher sales than games that just came out this year. Additionally, all of them- with the possible exception of KZ3- are on pace to sell more than or equal the amount of copies as their predecessors.

Oh, and like I said: digital distribution screws up your claims pretty badly on games like inFamous 2 and LBP2.
Runa216  +   1020d ago
They see me trollin, they hatin!

And actually, Sony did say they were gonna focus on families and such, but they also said they weren't gonna abandon the core gamer. DON'T WORRY GUYS THEY SAID IT WOULD BE ALRIGHT!
MasterCornholio  +   1020d ago
Whoah Sony abandoning the core? That will never happen Nintendo and Microsoft can do that but not Sony.

_Aarix_  +   1020d ago
theres a ample supply of core titles on all 3 major consoles. If anyone thinks differently then I can safely say they are completly idiotic.
MasterCornholio  +   1020d ago
Thanks for calling me an idiot.

Jeez you don't have to be so sensitive to my comments.

_Aarix_  +   1020d ago
i didnt call you an idiot. You didnt say there wasnt ample supply of core games on the 360 or wii. But if youre thinking that then what I said was true.
mike1up  +   1020d ago
I take it that you have never heard of the Playstation Move?
MysticStrummer  +   1020d ago
I take it you haven't heard that Move has shown it can be used to play traditionally "core" game genres such as FPS, TPS, and RTS with great precision.
BuffMordecai  +   1020d ago
No, they are the only ones who haven't sold their souls to mindless idiots.
mike1up  +   1020d ago
I take it that you have never heard of the Playstion Move either?
MysticStrummer  +   1020d ago

I take it you haven't heard that Move has shown it can be used to play traditionally "core" game genres such as FPS, TPS, and RTS with great precision.
mike1up  +   1020d ago

*PAUSE* (you can actually insert any lame DVD button reference here).

Lol. No actually I haven't, believe it or not nobody seems to brag about that.
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Tiqila  +   1020d ago
long live play
jacksonmichael  +   1020d ago
And I'm the first in the comments section to mention Xenoblade... Oh, how I hate this world...
LoaMcLoa  +   1020d ago
Not that you really said anything about it..
MysticStrummer  +   1020d ago
Is The Bearded Gamer A Hit Whoring Non-Factor?
Adolph Fitler  +   1020d ago
Yet MS already stated & have made there ambitions clear to heavily target the younger & more casual audience, yet nobody bats an eylid or bothers with this kind of negative press....The media hate for Sony will never stop.

Sony have been, & still are the only one of the WHOLE three that all styles of gamers & game tastes.

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