Blaine (User)

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I agree with pappy, and I'd add:

Your point, monocle, is almost contradictory. You're saying that games don't make people violent, and then say parents shouldn't let their kids play violent games. Why shouldn't they let their kids play violent games if the games won't make them violent?

I'm of the opinion, since I've been doing it myself my whole life, that playing violent games does not make one violent. And that parents don&#... #2.2
1200d ago by Blaine | View comment
1. Video games are a laughable cause to even consider, since other global regions with less violence play the exact same games.

2. I've been playing violent games my whole life, and I'm the most gentle person I know! Also: I watched an episode of The Sopranos once (I wasn't hooked) and I was shocked by the gratuitous and severe violence of it. Here's me, playing violent games day-in and day-out, shocked by a TV show everyone and their mother watches, and no on... #1.3
1200d ago by Blaine | View comment
I wouldn't call it a failure. Does everything I want it to.

It is slow, yes. And some of the icons aren't really necessary when you're playing a game. But then again, maybe some people do use it to go straight from the game to another function, so who's to say which is right? This is another "damned if you do, damned if you don't" scenario since, I'm sure, other people would complain if those icons were missing from the in-game XMB.
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1200d ago by Blaine | View comment
I think it was originally supposed to be a full retail release, but Ubi didn't think it would stack up, so they downgraded.

Does look very promising for a downloadable game, I agree.

I hope it delivers though. I was looking forward to Amy too, which also looked very promising in trailers, but I feel I dodged a bullet not getting that one! #1.3
1200d ago by Blaine | View comment
Both those industries you mentioned have alternate ways of profiting from their products. Concerts, movie theaters, merchandise, etc. Game devs? All they have is your purchase.

To be fair, though, DLC is becoming a large venue for extra revenue for them. The bigger digital distribution gets, the less you'll hear devs criticizing used game sales. In fact I'm sure it'll become the opposite: a sale will mean more possibilities to sell DLC, from which they'll make... #2.2
1200d ago by Blaine | View comment
Heavenly Sword? Female Kratos.

The majority of lead roles in TV and movies are also male, by the way. I don't have numbers so I can't say for sure, but I'd venture to say video games aren't very far behind in proportion.

This is just another article singling out video games to criticize when they aren't the only medium at fault. #2.1.1
1200d ago by Blaine | View comment
@3.2

lol I like how you phrased that.

At the same time though, devs choose to make games for 360 and PS3, knowing those system's tech specs. That makes it their responsibility to work within those limitations to release a product that works as well as they can make it, since consumers pay good money for their games.

I'm not saying Skyrim is broken, though, I'm speaking in general; the fact that current-gen consoles are getting out... #3.2.3
1200d ago by Blaine | View comment
I won't argue with you, they actually weren't the hardest plats. But it takes a more serious type of gamer to do it. #8.1.1
1200d ago by Blaine | View comment
Yeah, the matchmaking is definitely not great at the moment.

Sometimes I'll get a good streak of games going, and then I won't be able to get in a game again for half an hour. Gets stuck "searching for players" or I get disconnected. I just played a game where we were going in with 2 full teams, and when the game launched it was 3v1... and the 1 left after I killed him 12 times! lol

They need to patch the match-making soon. #1.3
1200d ago by Blaine | View comment
Honestly, I don't know where all this negativity and hate towards Sony comes from. It really started with the PS3, where every single media outlet was just bashing the thing for absolutely no reason. Then the PSP GO, which was actually killed off because of it. I own a Go, and love the hell out of it. I know all the people who were bashing it do not own one, and probably never had an interest in owning one, but I don't know why they feel the need to bash it.

Also I fi... #6.1.1
1200d ago by Blaine | View comment
On my PSP Go I have 18 games and 16 demos, plus trailers and music, and that takes up 14gb. I don't know how much space Vita games will take up, but I think it's safe to say you won't be needing a 32gb card (let alone multiple ones) anytime soon. Buy a small one for now and upgrade in a few years when you *might* need it (if ever) and the prices will have dropped.

Unless the lack of UMD put you off the Vita for good... In that case I'd just say: your loss. #3.2.3
1200d ago by Blaine | View comment
Huh?

- Trophies you need to follow a map for, are NOT for self-respecting gamers.

- "Beat Zico" was NOT the hardest trophy in Wipeout HD--I know, I have it, and I don't even dare go after the elite campaign completion one.

- Personal opinion, but I don't consider Rockband a game for gamers.

Other than that... No mention of Demon's or Dark Souls? Those games are *targeted* at core gamers, so it would figu... #8
1200d ago by Blaine | View comment
Would be pretty cool to have a copy of the original Resident Evil with a typo on the sleeve! #4
1200d ago by Blaine | View comment
@Stabwounds

I don't know about you, but I've had the PS3 since launch, and I'd say the only reason I do know about the alternate functions of the PS button, depending on how long you hold it, is because those used to be its only functions! Before there was in-game XMB, that was the only menu you could access in-game.

So if I'd bought a PS3 after the in-game XMB was integrated, then I probably wouldn't have known those things either. #1.2
1201d ago by Blaine | View comment
The game doesn't *rely* on in-game purchases at all. Everything is unlockable through playing, and doesn't take prohibitively long either. There's *no* reason for anyone to buy anything beyond the initial purchase price if they don't want to. #1.1.1
1201d ago by Blaine | View comment
I got to level 30 in 3 hours today. I see no reason to complain about people buying XP multipliers when you can level up that fast legitimately. Seriously, I would just laugh at people wasting their money on unlocks. #2.1
1201d ago by Blaine | View comment
That's not a surprise. Even in the demo, once you'd spent all your unlock points, it said you could buy some from the store (I don't know if you could yet, but they definitely let you know that would be an option in the full game). To me, it's not a problem. The game is 15$--a very reasonable price point.

I'm not going to spend money to unlock things, I'll just do it playing the game. But people who aren't as skilled and don't level up as fast,... #1
1201d ago by Blaine | View comment
Sounds par for the course, to me:

Dark Void - Airtight Games

DmC - Ninja Theory

RE:ORC - Slant 6 #4.1
1202d ago by Blaine | View comment
For the biggest game they've ever produced... they REALLY need to change that logo. #2
1202d ago by Blaine | View comment
WHY do all you people keep giving these articles attention?? LET THEM DIE. So sick of seeing Vita price articles all day on the front page. #8
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