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I remember when grass mattered, because 360 had more of it on Mafia II. I remember when water mattered, because 360 had better water in RDR. I remember all the times when pixel-counting comparison sites (like digital foundry) pointed out the tiniest of differences, highlighting a minor blip in framerate or circling the smallest of jaggy in multiplatform games. Those things sure did seem to matter back then, right?

Oh, but now? Now they don't matter. Huh. I wonder why... ...

954d ago 16 agree0 disagreeView comment

How predictable that the western media is downplaying hardware power (the area where Microsoft is behind).

Fact: there is a bigger gap in power between the PS4 and X1 than there was between the PS3 and 360. Hardware power mattered back then. Why does it magically not matter now? Just like 1080p doesn't matter any more?

954d ago 28 agree10 disagreeView comment

Exactly. Don't expect Sessler and Crew to give a reasonable opinion in the weeks to come. This was the guy crying that Sony wouldn't send him a free PS4, but as he says in this video, they have an Xbox One (free from MS) and they've had a lot of time to use it.

954d ago 51 agree12 disagreeView comment

EGM doing a review? I'll just leave this here as to an example of their caliber and quality and fairness...

http://www.gamesetwatch.com...

954d ago 3 agree5 disagreeView comment

This is going to be one of those "In Certain Regions" sort of things.

North America, Western Europe...and that's about it. Pacther has been singing this "subsidized console" stuff since late 2011. It hasn't happened yet. I imagine it'll be a while before it does eventually happen.

955d ago 28 agree5 disagreeView comment

Oh, so Metacritic matters all over again?

LOL. Back to the days of 2008...

955d ago 2 agree1 disagreeView comment

Derp. This game actually looked pretty neat...

955d ago 0 agree0 disagreeView comment

Yep. It took PS3 YEARS to catch up to 360 on the philosophy that exclusives would erase any consideration for price.

And when you take into account the fact that a lot of people buy a console just to play a few franchises (like CoD or FIFA or whatever) that arguement goes out the window.

Do exclusives matter? Of course! But they rarely matter more than price, especially in this current economy

955d ago 15 agree1 disagreeView comment

It will be very interesting to see what happens when XBox One launches.

Truthfully, 1 million sales in 24 hours is impressive, but not too big of a deal. The first month of sales are the "easy" sales. Those are the people who were going to buy the system anyway.

I'm keeping an internal tally of which sites downplay this, which users downplay or praise this. "Eat Crow Day" is in a week when XBox One launches. Will sales still matter the...

955d ago 7 agree48 disagreeView comment

Yeah, because the gaming media DOESN'T give 1st party Nintendo games a free pass each time...

...and the gaming media DOESN'T apply a double-standard when it comes to Sony's first party games.

Trust your reviewers! Drink your Mt Dew! Watch the advertisers and buy the products! Doritos!

956d ago 47 agree19 disagreeView comment

If 10,000 PS4s were bricked, it would certainly give the appearance of a "widespread problem" if your source of info is forum posters and Reddit threads.

But 10,000 bricked PS4's is a mere 1% of total consoles, well within the range of electronic failure rate, especially within launch window. By the way, I'm not saying 10,000 PS4s were bricked. I'm just pointing out that if 10,000 people with 10,000 bricked PS4s hit the internet, it certainly would make ...

956d ago 145 agree15 disagreeView comment

It wasn't just Resolutiongate. He has always been needlessly critical of Sony while brushing off similar concerns when it comes to Microsoft. He makes a habit of creating controversy out of thin air by the way he reports rumors.

When the Xbox One was revealed, he was standing on the front lines to defend the Xbox One, even going so far as to make up weird comparisons (like saying the PS4 was actually as expensive as the Xbox One) or letting Microsoft off the hook for thei...

956d ago 2 agree0 disagreeView comment

Their analysis: people who bought PS3 will buy PS4, and people who bought 360 will buy X1.

Yeah, that's what's making the Wii-U sell like gangbusters, right? Those who bought a Wii will buy a Wii-U...

Over the last few months we've seen a LOT of people decide to switch from 360 over to PS4, but I haven't seen nearly as much momentum of people switching from PS3 to X1, not even close.

Other than the above, a decent analysis, bu...

956d ago 43 agree25 disagreeView comment

100% FUD.

957d ago 1 agree0 disagreeView comment

No-name websites jumping on the latest rumors with hyperbole statements like "numerous complaints"?

Looks like Redmond's biggest marketing firm is working overtime today...

957d ago 43 agree19 disagreeView comment

People gave the 360 years and years of devoted loyalty and patience despite the hardware flaws.

So, this is no big deal, right? Just send it back and they'll send you a new one, right? You'd be an idiot to get rid of a game system just because it has broken hardware, right?

At least, that's what I was repeatedly told when I got rid of my 360 in 2008 after its 2nd RRoD. Let's see if journalists are going to be just as "fair and balanced&qu...

957d ago 9 agree26 disagreeView comment

It all depends. Wii-U had a very very bad first year in terms of sales and public exposure. Nintendo made the bet that "Oh! If we slap 'Wii' into the console's name, tons of people will buy it".

They lost that bet.

Now they're fighting an uphill battle simply to differentiate their own console from their other console. It's not a matter of the Wii-U "beating" the PS4 or Xbox One right now.

It's a ma...

959d ago 13 agree1 disagreeView comment

I expect to see a lot of these apologist articles as more and more technically inferior multiplat games come out on Xbox One. We already know multiplats will be inferior on Xbox One. That's just how it will be, but if there was ever any shred of 'journalistic integrity' remaining in the industry, you can expect it to fly out the window (it's already been happening with a ton of journalists since the Xbox One was announced)

"Okay, I admit that it has a low...

961d ago 15 agree23 disagreeView comment

Look up any terms of service. The same language of "all software is licensed, not sold" will be found for every piece of software since the late '80s, even open-source software.

But you can't expect forum warriors to understand basic copyright laws. If a company (in this case, Sony) literally "sold" you a piece of software, then it would be legally be yours to reverse engineer, break apart, mod, source the assets, and otherwise do whatever you want...

962d ago 109 agree11 disagreeView comment

And yet people are so EAGER to jump in with Microsoft and trust them with their gaming habits over the next 6+ years...

Anyone. ANYONE on the internet who buys an Xbox One and then comes back a few months later crying and b****ing about how Microsoft is treating them deserves not a drop of sympathy. We've had an entire YEAR to watch Microsoft's behavior (several years, actually, if you're smart enough to pay attention).

If - at this point - you b...

964d ago 23 agree8 disagreeView comment