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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.

1728d 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.

1728d 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.

1728d 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.

1728d ago 4 agree3 disagreeView comment

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

1728d 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.

1728d 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.

1728d ago 2 agree0 disagreeView comment

With the advent of cheap games and cheap consoles (Wii), I think there's definitely a market for a straightforward, inexpensive console platform. Sony needs to bring this to the West but they need to advertise it properly (Vita TV? No. Change the name, please).

1728d ago 13 agree13 disagreeView comment

Yo dawg, I herd you like Xbox One, so I put...

1728d ago 6 agree1 disagreeView comment

Yep. Vita keeps chugging along. I get so much playtime out of the thing. Currently waiting for Vita versions of Terraria and Minecraft.

1728d ago 6 agree1 disagreeView comment

You need to read more closely. I said that 3D Mario doesn't help a platform succeed. The market reacts differently to 2D sidescrolling Mario and 3D Mario. 2D Mario sells the systems. 3D Mario sells to existing owners of the system.

1728d ago 2 agree13 disagreeView comment

Seems like they like the system, but the media functions are only worth it if you're willing to set up your entire living room EXACTLY how Microsoft wants it. Xbox One's "hub" is far less flexible than Microsoft first led people to believe.

Kotaku's verdict:

"Do You Need an Xbox One?

Not Yet"

(direct quote)

1728d ago 86 agree33 disagreeView comment

Goodness, the FUD and desperation is going full-steam it seems. All these no-name sites coming out of the woodwork to tell us how "horrible" the PS4 launch was.

Where are the "10 fantastic things about the PS4 launch" articles? Huh? I thought N4G was full of Sony fanboys, right? At least, that's what I see certain N4G users claiming on a daily basis...

1728d ago 48 agree2 disagreeView comment

When has a 3D Mario ever made a Nintendo platform succeed?

Think about it.

Super Mario 64 sold, sure, but the N64 lost a ton of the fans who bought an SNES and NES. Super Mario Sunshine on Gamecube did nothing to keep that console from getting last place. The port of Super Mario 64 on DS did nothing to jumpstart sales (it wasn't until Brain Age, Nintendogs, and NSMB that the DS took off). Super Mario Galaxy 1 and 2 sold millions less than NSMB Wii. The mo...

1728d ago 5 agree27 disagreeView comment

This article isn't talking about playstation?

The opening line is "The PS4 isn't the enterainment hub that we were expecting" But the Xbox One is, apparently. How is that not talking about Playstation?

1728d ago 22 agree2 disagreeView comment

Nope. 8 GBs of the PS4's RAM would cost at least $150 off the shelf. The processor, another $150, the mobo, another 100, $50 for the hard drive, $50 for the case...$50 for wires and a cheap power supply.

And even then, you'd still be left with a very mediocre PC.

1728d ago 21 agree23 disagreeView comment

"Ballmer defends Bing and Xbox"

Is that why he was asked to leave?

Keep in mind, he's done with the company. He's made his fortune. Now he simply wants to preserve his reputation and his legacy. Bing and Xbox were the two biggest projects on his watch (including a bunch of smaller, failed projects) and he doesn't want to go down in history as the man who brought financial ruin to Microsoft.

The clock is ticking for the ...

1728d ago 15 agree19 disagreeView comment

...which is well within normal electronics failure range, ESPECIALLY for a newly-launched piece of hardware. Which is what most rational people were saying. My condolences for those whose systems broke, but that's the risk of being on the cutting edge.

Much ado about nothing.

1728d ago 98 agree19 disagreeView comment

Good to hear they're patching it. It's one thing for a game to have bugs, but it is worse for those bugs to persist. At least they're taking care of the issues Day 1.

1728d ago 10 agree1 disagreeView comment

This is news? I should write my own article

"My 25 Years with Microsoft since MS-DOS"

I laugh at people who were blindsided by Microsoft's behavior. You were warned. You didn't listen.

1728d ago 7 agree2 disagreeView comment