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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...

1648d 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.

1648d ago 1 agree0 disagreeView comment

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

1648d 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.

1648d ago 3 agree5 disagreeView comment

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

-more focused on gaming
-more "free" options (like free to play games actually
-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...

1648d 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.

1648d ago 8 agree2 disagreeView comment

Exactly. What about it?

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

1648d 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...

1648d 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.

1649d 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.

1649d 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...

1649d 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"


1649d 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...

1649d 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.

1649d ago 20 agree11 disagreeView comment

Agreed. The last 3 years of the 360's lifecycle had months and months of "gaps" between worthwhile titles, especially after MS shifted focus toward Kinect. Hopefully Microsoft realizes that it was their behavior in the first 4 years - not the last 3 years - that allowed the 360 to become such a popular console.

1649d ago 8 agree1 disagreeView comment

Interesting stat tracking. Looks like PS4 is leading the pack by a sizeable margin. The two most anticipated games are coincidentally going to have "definitive" versions on the PS4. Twice as many people want to own the PS4 compared to the Xbox One.

And mind you, this is IGN, primarily focused on North America (not or IGN.aus). It will be interesting to see how these sorts of polls are in Europe, Japan, etc.

1649d ago 20 agree6 disagreeView comment

I've noticed just the opposite.

Known sites praising the PS4.

Smaller sites churning out endless "15 things broken on the PS4" articles.

1649d ago 4 agree3 disagreeView comment

A better response would be to stop caring about review scores so much.

1649d ago 4 agree1 disagreeView comment

So pumped to jump into this again. Played the main campaign on PS3, but I decided to wait for the Vita version before I explored all of the mountains of extra stuff.

1649d ago 6 agree0 disagreeView comment

Oh yeah. So many excellent indie games available and coming soon. Currently rocking out Spelunky. Waiting for Hotline Miami 2.

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