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Won't be the death. It'll simply hold it back. Nothing more; nothing less.

1406d ago 40 agree8 disagreeView comment

Do people still not realize that Pachter's "predictions" and "comments" are specifically designed to sway the market? Any analyst gives analysis for money and in private.

Notice how his analysis never, ever, ever paints 3rd party publishers in a negative light.

Notice how his "predictions" and "analysis" always downplays first-party companies (he rarely has a nice thing to say about Microsoft, Sony, or Nintendo'...

1406d ago 8 agree1 disagreeView comment

Reminds me of Myst combined with...Dr Seuss colors. Setting aside the fact that it's by Jonathan Blow, I'm interesting in the game on its aesthetics alone.

1406d ago 5 agree0 disagreeView comment

@ Jokes

You just described the plotline of Gladiator...

1406d ago 4 agree2 disagreeView comment

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)?

1406d ago 27 agree18 disagreeView comment

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...

1406d ago 12 agree8 disagreeView comment

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...

1406d ago 66 agree14 disagreeView comment

Really fun game. Yet another reason to own a Vita. Curse those Pro challenges!

1407d ago 0 agree0 disagreeView comment

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.

1407d ago 39 agree9 disagreeView comment

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...

1407d ago 3 agree9 disagreeView comment

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...

1408d ago 22 agree19 disagreeView comment

Drop dem memstick prices, Sony.

1408d ago 14 agree0 disagreeView comment


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 ...

1408d ago 8 agree0 disagreeView comment

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...

1408d ago 0 agree1 disagreeView comment

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...

1408d ago 2 agree3 disagreeView comment

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...

1408d ago 14 agree4 disagreeView comment

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 ...

1408d ago 12 agree1 disagreeView comment

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?

1408d ago 2 agree15 disagreeView comment

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.

1408d ago 0 agree0 disagreeView comment

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.

1409d ago 0 agree2 disagreeView comment