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Fanboys are always going to be fanboys, so I'm not very bothered by fanboys flip-flopping on this issue.

What disturbs me is seeing executives and journalists and big-wigs in the industry flip-flopping. Microsoft loved to tout their "superior multiplats" next gen but now they're hush. Journalists loved to point out a 20-pixel difference but 720p vs 1080p? Who can tell the difference?

It really exposes a lot of people in the industry.

1390d ago 13 agree0 disagreeView comment

I remember quite a few people here on N4G insisting: "No, Elop won't be made lead of Xbox". And when the new CEO was announced they said "see? Elop isn't in charge. Xbox is fine".

Now that Elop is really in charge of the Xbox division, I wonder what kind of spin we'll see?

1390d ago 27 agree4 disagreeView comment

I think "poor writing" is a criticism that could be levelled at most games in all genres. There are a significant number of excellent JRPG storylines.

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It's curious to see people react to this. Maybe the final build will have worse textures. Maybe it'll be the same or better..

The thing is, we've already had multiple games on X1 that fell short of the pre-release footage and screenshots. Dead Rising 3 had juttery framerate and pop-in. Forza 5 had significant downgrades in the lighting and textures compared to the pre-release demos they were showing off (especially considering the whole "Forza 5 running on PC...

1390d ago 6 agree14 disagreeView comment

For comparison: Xbox One used to cost £429 in the UK.
The PlayStation 4 currently costs £349 in the UK. PS4 is still cheaper for those who have no interest in Titanfall.

Sure, it's a decent deal for those who waited to get an X1 until Titanfall. Not such a good deal for those who bought an X1 early for Titanfall. While it might increase sales for Titanfall specifically, what about people who want it for Halo 5 or Gears?

This sends a crys...

1391d ago 10 agree5 disagreeView comment

For comparison: Xbox One used to cost £429 in the UK.
The PlayStation 4 currently costs £349 in the UK. X1 still isn't "cheaper" nor even the same price as PS4, though the bundled game does even it up a bit.

But this also may backfire. A lot of people (3+ million) bought an X1 in the last few months, and many of them bought it for Titanfall. GG, Microsoft. You just proved to your customers "Don't buy now. Just wait for us to get desper...

1391d ago 8 agree1 disagreeView comment

Consoles, PCs, handhelds, what are they?

They're just boxes you buy to get the games you want.

As long as many of the world's most talented developers reside on consoles, then consoles will continue to exist. The convenience, speed, and peace of mind of gaming on a handheld/console, not to mention the inherent quality control is something that will always find a market.

1391d ago 0 agree0 disagreeView comment

It was quite a controversy when 3DS dropped in price about 6 months after launch. People said it was a sign the system wasn't doing well (and they were correct, at the time at least).

Not sure why such a huge price drop isn't also considered a controversy. It's a pretty obvious sign that Microsoft is desperate.

Thing is, if the PS4 STILL outsells the X1 in the UK in the following two months, you can pretty much just nail up the coffin for the X1 i...

1391d ago 5 agree1 disagreeView comment

Well, if you also include all of the indie support for the PS4, it wins by a landslide.

But it's not just about exclusives, remember? It's also about the best multiplats.

That's what the 360 fanbase kept insisting over and over again when the 360 exclusives dwindled.

So, PS4 wins in that regard, hands down. Anyone interested in Watch_Dogs, Witcher 3, MGS5, Dragon Age 3, the next CoD and BF, Destiny, Thief, FF15 (if it comes out th...

1392d ago 21 agree9 disagreeView comment

This resolution argument is pathetic. Last-gen, websites made a huge fuss if a PS3 version of a multiplat was 20p less than the 360 version.

But now? Oh, there's no difference between 720p and 1080p. I mean, if you need any "tin foil conspiracy" evidence that the industry is a joke, here it is!

There absolutely is a difference. The only way you're going to get better quality games is if you stand up and ask for better quality. Or, you know, ...

1392d ago 26 agree3 disagreeView comment

There are plenty of good-looking games on X1, and the fact is that X1 games look better graphically than anything on Wii, 360, or PS3 (that's not some huge stretch to admit that).

Thing is, we know X1 is inferior to PS4 in the power department. In some cases, games actually DO play differently between the two consoles. Specifically, a 30 fps game plays very different than a 60 fps game. That's a fact. Anyone saying otherwise needs to adjust their fanboy goggles.

1392d ago 1 agree1 disagreeView comment

Just so you know, there is going to be a $200 Vita Slim bundle with Borderlands 2 and an 8G stick included w/ the system. Comes out mid-march in the US.

1392d ago 16 agree1 disagreeView comment

"Why do you feel Destiney will sweep Titanfall under the rug? There hasn't been nearly enough gameplay, info or any buzz for that game unlike Titanfall."

I don't believe a game's success has anything to do with pre-release buzz or hype, especialy when it's so manufactured as is the case with some (not all) of Titanfall's hype.

But anyway, I think Destiny will kill Titanfall for four major reasons:

1) Destiny is m...

1393d ago 6 agree5 disagreeView comment

All platforms are going to struggle this gen, PC included, smartphones included, everything included. But that's simply due to the economic conditions.

There will certainly be a 9th gen and I anticipate that after we see the game industry crater during this gen, publishers and devs will be re-examining what made the Wii a success and made the PS2 a success, etc. Profitability is going to be the most important thing this gen since it will put companies in the best position...

1393d ago 3 agree2 disagreeView comment

The hype just keeps building and building, but it feels so contrived. If it kills CoD, then it kills CoD. But it won't. It won't come close. Heck, Titanfall will get swept under the rug when Destiny comes out (a lot of fans on both the Playstation side and Xbox side are excited to see Bungie's first big game in half a decade).

And unlike Respawn entertainment, Bungie still has their name, a name they are well-known for. If EA can't kill CoD with Battlefield, h...

1393d ago 56 agree27 disagreeView comment

I believe it's already up to 40M.

It's selling millions on 360. It just came out on PS3 (sold 1 million in the first month). It's coming soon to Vita (I think it will be a surprise hit because it will be the only portable "Console Edition". Tablets get the pocket edition which is missing a lot of stuff).

And it will be launching on X1 and PS4 later this year, too.

1393d ago 1 agree0 disagreeView comment

Not only is this info old, but it's been proven to be false. You can't magically use tiled resources to cram 6G worth of textures through a 32M eSRAM pool.

1394d ago 4 agree2 disagreeView comment

Girls aren't supposed to have fun clubs?

1394d ago 11 agree0 disagreeView comment

Thanks for the review. I'm finishing up DanganRonpa and Corpse Party and this one looks like another game I'd like to try.

1395d ago 1 agree0 disagreeView comment

Doesn't seem too far-fetched. Just a month ago, Microsoft and EA were both exposed for running Youtube "promotions" for youtube users to give positive feedback on games without disclosing they were paid.

Microsoft + EA = Titanfall. Even if Respawn themselves aren't footing the bill, does it seem so far-fetched that people have been bribed when it has been confirmed that the game's publisher and the game's console sponsor (MS) are both bribing Youtube...

1395d ago 5 agree7 disagreeView comment