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Does this mean Microsoft will finally, finally stop harping about Metacritic scores? Does this mean Microsoft will finally fire Aaron Greenburg (who is up to his old antics again)? #2
LOL yeah, the association with Ryse's story is going to *ahem* raise some eyebrows.

FWIW, I'll take more story (they're already doing that with Quantum Break). HIstorically, Microsoft has made some awesome stories in gaming but they moved away with that once they started to focus more on Kinect/Xbox Live.

But I'd actually rather see these devs branch out into the free-roaming build-your-own-world sort of games like Minecraft. Sony has Everque... #1.1
The "will catch up to PS4" statements are a bit puzzling. How will X1 catch up to PS4? By getting better dev tools? Okay...but PS4 will also be getting better dev tools. The idea that X1 will "catch up" or "narrow the gap" is completely devoid of any facts or reality.

And resolution is but one piece of the puzzle (though it is important and I'm glad X1 is supposedly improving in this respect). Texture assets, physics, particle effects, lighti... #1.1.12
166d ago by dedicatedtogamers | View comment | Well said
Really fun game. Yet another reason to own a Vita. Curse those Pro challenges! #2
So pretty much, you admit that the foundation of the X1 is bad (like you said, without Kinect, they'd sell more consoles) but you still support Microsoft?

Mkay, bro. #1.1.6
It definitely vindicates the doomsayers in 2009 onward who were saying that Microsoft needs to begin building studios for the future instead of closing studios and opening new Kinect-focused ones.

"Better late than never" certainly applies here but we still need to see the results of these new studios. Sony has several veteran studios with many GotY awards under their belt. People are going to be getting a PS4 just to see what Naughty Dog and thatgamecompany an Read... #1.1
167d ago by dedicatedtogamers | View comment | Trolling
Please stop with all of the artificial hype. My goodness. If Titanfall is so dang good, then it will prove itself. The more I hear about this game, the less excited I become because so much of the hype feels manufactured.

I think Titanfall looks okay. But what does it do better than its competitors? I'm sure it will be a well-polished game, but the constant praising it as the Second Coming is beyond silly. If this game was coming to PS3 and 360 and PC (and wasn't bein... #1.1.10
Drop dem memstick prices, Sony. #1

Nah, I'm old-school. I actually still rent (well, did rent, prior to PS+) games. I try before I buy if I can. I used Gamefly in the past (but I don't subscribe anymore). I borrowed games from friends and lent my games to my friends in return.

There are a lot of games out there that are okay. Heck, there are a lot of games out there that are really, really great, but I'll never replay them, so why bother with owning them? I didn't get... #1.4.2
I don't think affordability has much to do with it. We have a saturated gaming market, too many choices, which results in a splintered market where people tend to simply buy the "known variable" (i.e the brand they're familiar with) and stick with it. Plus, the macroeconomic conditions worldwide are still pretty poor compared to how it was back in 2005-2007.

If we're lucky, we'll have one breakout mega-hit console that sells as well (maybe even a bit... #2.1.2
I think Nintendo needs to concentrate on making the 3DS an even bigger success (imo, 2DS was a great step in the right direction). More RPGs and more 1st-party Nintendo games (sidescrolling Metroid, plz) and then also please add in more quality-of-life games (Nintendogs and Brain Age on 3DS were really poorly handled. Give us something good).

Wii-U will limp along for a bit longer, but I don't think Nintendo can hold off any longer than launching a new console in 2017. Wi... #1
It's similar to GT Prologue...except Prologue actually had a fair amount of content.

I don't think length determines quality. However, I think game length plays a huge role in *value*. You can have the highest-quality game in the world, the best game ever, but if it's 1-hour long and costs $1,200, you're limiting your market (extreme example, I know). Indies understand this concept (that's why their games rarely launch above the $20 price line). Why can... #1.1
Microsoft needs to step it up. In just the past 3 months we've gotten Borderlands 2 (released late 2012), Bioshock Infinite, Brothers, Metro Last Light, Payday 2, and Remember Me (all five of those launched less than a year ago). And that's just for PS3. There was even more offered on Vita and PS4.

Dead Island? That was on PS+ like...over a year ago. Sure, they let you keep your 4-year-old game. Wow. I'd rather pay a reasonable sum to "rent" these games... #1.4
TBH I'm a bit surprised as well. I still anticipate we're going to have a "smaller" gen than last gen. We won't have all three consoles being great sellers, I can tell you that much. We'll need to wait for another year to see how this trends. Will PS4 CONTINUE to be sold out (it's been sold out for 3 straight months now)? Will X1's launch in more regions skyrocket sales? #2
Dat market saturation

Seriously, this is going to be a repeat of the 5th gen: too many consoles, too many competitors, and the result is people will simply flock to the "known variables" (i.e. popular products that they recognize). You can kiss unique B-grade games from big publishers goodbye. That's why I'm hanging my hat on the upsurge of indie devs. #1.5
PS3 has needed a price-cut for a while. Cut it down to $250 at E3 this year, and then cut it down to $200 same time next year.

All three 7th gen platforms are great consoles to pick up if you've never played one before. Once PS3 gets down to that $200 price range I'll likely pick up another one. #1.5
I can believe this. Based on the fact that it is coming to more consoles (and coming to the most-popular 8th gen console) I think this has a chance to sell quite a lot. Activision knows how to market a game. They know how to sell a game. People want an online-focused game? I think Destiny will be the first next-gen shooter to really pull it off in a big way.

Plus, it has a campaign and I believe it's playable offline. Always a bonus. #2
Thanks for the blog man. Plenty of meaty info. Here's my own take:

I'm a loyal Nintendo fan. That must first be pointed out. While I'm not always there Day One, I eventually buy their systems.

And I loved the Wii. In many respects, my favorite 7th gen console. I liked the direction Nintendo was taking with the Wii, and I was sad to see them back off and "go hardcore" in their attempts to capture the N64/GCN crowd.

I thin... #2
'If the issues with the Xbox One were the issues of the PlayStation 4, would the gaming community treat Sony the same'?

Ooof. Let's rewind time back to 2005-2009.

'If the issues with PS3 were the issues of Xbox 360, would the gaming community treat Microsoft the same?'

And of course, we know that while PS3 suffered from fewer issues, it got much more hate.

New gaming gen, same argument. It is only natural... #1.1.10
I'm really fearful that they'll chase the VR market. It's not worth it. Please, Sony, focus on games, put more focus on making the Vita a success, and don't try to do too much too fast. VR will always be available and no one is going to get a monopoly over it. If you want to do VR, do it later. #1.2
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