Blaine (User)

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Ffs, people take Jaffe's comments so personally. Did you even read the article? He did NOT say no games are emotional. That's not what he said at all. He said developers need to find ways to convey emotions through gameplay rather than custcenes.

Aeris? Cutscene.

Heavy Rain, No Russian, Bioshock? Gameplay.

I'll take FFVII, since you brought it up: if a party member dying during battle had an impact on the overarching story, then t... #26.1
1297d ago by Blaine | View comment
To everyone who commented and didn't read the article, do yourselves a favor and read it first. Hopefully you do it before your editing time expires on your comments. As always, when Jaffe talks, you CANNOT just read the title and form your opinion on his comment based on that.

What he said is true for most games, and I think he's touched an important point. I personally hate it when cutscenes are completely different from the game I'm playing. I'd go through... #19
1297d ago by Blaine | View comment
It was a useless comparison.

1. You're comparing a *portable* system with a home console.

2. Vita is releasing *now* (already released in Japan even); Wii U? Not yet.

3. Vita *is* a next gen console also. It's a next-gen portable. Nice try pretending like you're getting old tech by buying a Vita when the Wii U is around the corner.

Did I mention you compared a handheld to a home console? Oh yeah, I did... Because... #15.4.1
1298d ago by Blaine | View comment
Shit, too late to edit. I meant to write "made a mistake by *not* backing"... #6.1.2
1298d ago by Blaine | View comment
"[...] pages that presents today’s acclaimed role playing games like Battlefield".

This book? No. Too many mentions of Angry Birds, Kinect, and Dance in one article for my liking. #1.1
1299d ago by Blaine | View comment
@BattleAxe

I like your vision! If the SEN can get huge brand recognition, then Sony will be able to offer us more awesome content. They definitely need to start by pushing the "PlayStation certified" line they started.

Btw, I have an unlocked Xperia Arc myself. I went with Rogers first, since I had their sim card by default (bought my phone at BestBuy), but I changed FAST. Their service was HORRENDOUS. I'm with Virgin now. #1.1.4
1299d ago by Blaine | View comment
Wow, a lot of positivity from Forbes today! It's been so long since I read anything positive from any news medium that I feel a funny feeling inside me... It's like optimism is catching, or something! #9
1299d ago by Blaine | View comment
I know right! So few positive articles nowadays, especially about Sony, ESPECIALLY about the Vita. #3.3
1299d ago by Blaine | View comment
@reddevil

I don't know why you got disagrees... The second thing the fans voted as most important, with 33%, was "Explore and discover." The people who disagreed with you must have been content with the exploration in FFXIII! #2.2
1299d ago by Blaine | View comment
I didn't agree or disagree with your comment because I'm split. On the one hand, I agree that the market on the whole isn't easy on new IPs, but on the other hand, I don't think your example is a very good one. 2 problems I have with your example:

1. The FPS genre is crowded as it is. If a studio wants to make a new IP, that's a very competitive genre to break into.

2. 2 million sales is a very respectable number for a new IP. If that wasn... #1.1
1299d ago by Blaine | View comment
If they plan to downsize in order to come back stronger, then great. Otherwise, this is not good for gamers.

What I mean is: focus on fewer games, but really back them 100% and advertise the hell out of them. That'll maximize their profit and allow them to make more games again.

But if they just downsize and never return to making more games, then we'll lose out on a lot of diversity. I don't know about you, but most of the time I prefer the more... #74.1
1299d ago by Blaine | View comment
Everyone knows fanboys are delusional, but I find the fanboy haters to be just the same.

"Oh Sony fanboys are the worst."
"Nuh uh, PC elitists are the worst."
"Yeah right, it's those Nintendo fanboys who are the most rabid."
"360 fanboys will buy and crap M$ makes."

And so on... Fanboys are like trolls; ignore them and move on. No one group of fanboys is worse than another, they're all eq... #81.2
1299d ago by Blaine | View comment
For providing us with great hardware and software for all these years? Wtf is wrong with people like you? So much Sony hate when all they do is provide us with entertainment. #85.1
1299d ago by Blaine | View comment
Yay, competition is great for the industry!! Wait... what?

Sony pumps out all these great exclusives, meanwhile people don't give a shit and buy 360s with Kinect bundle. What do you think is going to happen to the exclusives? Yeah, competition; great. #88
1299d ago by Blaine | View comment
I don't think stereotyping people is funny. "Oh they're gamers, if they see an animal they'll want to kill it". Hilarious joke buddy, you should become a comedian. #9.1.2
1299d ago by Blaine | View comment
To me, best thing to happen to this console gen has been Demon's Souls, for three reasons:

1. It's an amazing game.

2. Then From gave us Dark Souls too.

3. Sony's been vocal recently about how they made a mistake by now backing Demon's Souls more than they did. I love the Souls series so much, and my greatest hope with it is that it inspires the industry to move in that direction. I hope Sony mean it when they say they learned... #6.1
1300d ago by Blaine | View comment
I was going to write the same quote in my comment.

The game had me worried for a while because I was getting the feeling that Ueda was losing his vision (in the artistic sense, obviously, not physically!). I mean, it's been in development for 6 years; if not due to lack of vision or poor direction, what else could possibly be the cause?

But if it is in fact because his vision is so challenging, considering what we've already seen out of the PS3 and wh... #4.1
1300d ago by Blaine | View comment
Fuck if that ugly asshole Kotick can be in Moneyball, Jaffe should be in the next James Cameron film! #12.1.1
1300d ago by Blaine | View comment
Your comment leads me to believe you would not kill the animal. I know I wouldn't. So why do you assume "gamers", as a whole, would kill it? Why belittle the community you're part of? #9.1
1300d ago by Blaine | View comment
lol well said.

And you know what, you've pointed out another truth I don't think anyone's mentioned yet on this article: we currently live in the most peaceful times humanity has ever seen.

The issue here isn't so much which technological medium is to blame for our violence, or even if bad parenting is to blame. The issue here is, in fact:

SENSATIONALIST MEDIA.

Constant, incessant fear-mongering on the news to... #10.1
1301d ago by Blaine | View comment
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