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Yeah, Microsoft execs need to keep their mouth shut or at least be truthful. Heck, Nintendo knew the Wii was weaker, but they said "hey, that's our strategy. We offer a different experience".

I think this just goes to show how far the Xbox brand has fallen. It was once the peak of console power. Now it's the peak of advertising and compromises.

1310d ago 144 agree15 disagreeView comment

My fear (and this pertains to more than just Forza) is that we'll see more fracturing of content in the upcoming gen. Compare - for instance - an EA Sports game from 2004 to today. A lot of those games had a TON of modes, many of which have been removed or sold as DLC.

1310d ago 1 agree0 disagreeView comment

Gamecube-style games will equate to Gamecube-level sales. Nintendo needs to bring back the sort of games that made the Wii popular.

1310d ago 2 agree20 disagreeView comment

That's something I like about the Sony crew. They at least try to appear honest and act like real gamers.

1310d ago 24 agree3 disagreeView comment

Thanks for the info. I plan on getting this for PS4. I like the verticality of the landscape. Previous AC games felt very "flat" but AC4 seems to have a lot of mountains and castles and stuff.

1310d ago 0 agree0 disagreeView comment

*sigh*

As with the PS4, which turned out to be normal launch-window failure rate, let's not jump the gun.

1310d ago 254 agree33 disagreeView comment

If you have the fortitude to sort through the BS and PR and marketing, the internet did not ruin game consoles. It gave consumers a way to see the "true face" of game companies and hold them accountable.

Imagine if the Xbox One launched back in 2006. Twitter and smartphones and Facebook were barely glimmers in their creators' eyes. Gamers in general were FAR more naive and susceptible to marketing, especially viral marketing. In 2006, Microsoft would not have ch...

1310d ago 6 agree5 disagreeView comment

Havent played an AC since ACII (the one with Ezio). I might jump back in with this one. I like the open world.

1310d ago 1 agree0 disagreeView comment

Hopefully it moves some units. The Vita is the handheld we need, not the one we deserve.

1310d ago 5 agree3 disagreeView comment

Who is to blame?

Microsoft, for building a console incapable of handling higher resolutions (at least until better optimization is achieved)

Journalists like Sessler, for a ridiculous double standard.

That's about it. Gamers have a right to expect a jump from 720p (last gen) up to 1080p (this gen) if they're gonna drop $500 on a new system.

1310d ago 3 agree5 disagreeView comment

It will likely outsell it by a wide margin and continue to outsell it.

-cheaper
-more focused on gaming
-more "free" options (like free to play games actually being...you know...free)
-more games coming down the pipeline, both retail and downloadable games
-better reputation, both as a console and for the company behind it
-better versions of multiplats (remember how a certain group of gamers have been shouting for the last se...

1310d ago 12 agree0 disagreeView comment

It likely helps with cacheing or otherwise suspending the various system processes and whatnot.

Either way, it'll help take a load off the main processing hardware.

1310d ago 8 agree2 disagreeView comment

Exactly. What about it?

It's pretty clear that PS4 is the hot item among gamers right now.

1310d ago 153 agree7 disagreeView comment

Wanna know a secret, everyone?

Pssst. I'll tell you:

Launch numbers have far more to do with supply than demand. I can't remember a time when a console DIDN'T sell out at launch. The Wii sold out at launch (duh). So did the Wii-U. So did the 3DS. So did PS3. So did 360. Heck, I'm pretty sure even the Gamecube was a bit hard to find its first week. It mostly boils down to the supply.

With that said, we know that Xbox One is hav...

1310d ago 6 agree5 disagreeView comment

Seems like a reasonable way to go about it. Let everyone try the game out to see if they like it. They can buy more chararcters if they want, or they can just buy the Ultra Edition (which is pretty much like buying a normal game, right?) to get everything.

WAAAAAAY better compared to how CAPCOM and SNK sell you a new fighter for $50-$60 and then a month later turn around to nickel and dime you for color changes and a few extra fighters here or there.

1311d ago 2 agree3 disagreeView comment

After the Dualshock 4 was revealed, a lot of people had the realization that it wasn't the symmetrical sticks that was the problem (sooo many silly asymmetrical vs symmetrical articles over the last few years)

People realized the sloppy sticks, not the position of the sticks, are what they didn't like about the DUalshock 3.

1311d ago 6 agree1 disagreeView comment

I would be happy if Microsoft sold the Xbox brand.

Just stop and think for a moment.

Instead of Xbox being shackled to the bloated beast known as Microsoft, instead of having endless non-gaming features crammed in, instead of the Xbox brand being co-opted in favor of non-gaming visions (TV, advertising revenue, Bing) a company could take the Xbox brand and make it a gaming brand again.

I'd love to see that.

Let me reiter...

1311d ago 7 agree2 disagreeView comment

Depends on what you consider "impressive".

At retail, XBox One has more games. More. More impressive? That's up to you. PS4 does have the superior version of multiplats, and for the longest time (*cough*360*cough*) best multiplats was ALL that mattered to a lot of people. Surely, surely I am not the only one who remembers this type of conversation:

Gamer: "But there are hardly any new exclusives coming out for 360"

360...

1311d ago 6 agree1 disagreeView comment

For real. And this is announced after Sony revealed PS4 has native support for DTS-HD 7.1 Dolby?

Way to be the best media center on the planet, Xbox One...

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It really depends on why it can't support Dobly 5.1 on the optical port. It could be a driver issue (which can be patched and therefore support can be added) or it could be a hardware issue (if Microsoft used a cheaper/older type of optical port that does not support newer...

1311d ago 72 agree5 disagreeView comment

1 minute boot? Not a bad thing since most people are going to run it in standby mode.

But runs hotter? THAT is something to worry about, not only because of Xbox's poor hardware track record, but also because the system is going to be always on, always running (unless you want a 60 second boot up prior to every game session).

Possible hardware failures? We'll see.

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