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Not a fan of Steam, personally.

But what this last year has revealed is that when a company acts shady for so long, eventually it will catch up with you. Some people like myself who've watched Microsoft since the days of MS-DOS stayed wary of the XBox brand and didn't trust Microsoft (and yet I was there Day One for XBox and XBox 360, but my second RRoD was too much).

Xbox One wasn't an "ooops! We were accidentally evil! Sorry. We'll fix ...

1167d ago 26 agree5 disagreeView comment

Is this really a big surprise to ANYONE (except paid shills and devotees)? Not only is the Playstation brand more popular, but the PS4 is cheaper, it will be launching in more countries, and I don't know where YOU folks have been over the last year (actually, the last several years beginning with the Project Natal announcement), but Microsoft hasn't exactly been Mr. Popular lately.

1167d ago 48 agree3 disagreeView comment

Certain gamers see this and cringe, but let's be serious. Microsoft hasn't brought anything significant to the gaming industry as a whole. They've simply...well, they've simply done what Microsoft does best:

They've bought and aped everything the Xbox brand has. To see them go would simply make room for another console manufacturer to step in. Oh noez! A console world without MICROSOFT!?!?!?! Consoles were fine prior to Xbox, and consoles will be fine afte...

1167d ago 70 agree18 disagreeView comment

It's not just the Xbox One. Microsoft as a company has been becoming more and more distrustful. Back in 2006 Ballmer said their new "core" was advertisers, advertisers, advertisers. No big surprise to see what the Xbox 360 dashboard ended up becoming.

Microsoft has already said that the Xbox One is geared toward better, more personalized advertisement. It's pretty obvious they have the tech to face-scan you to see how you react to certain ads and then sell ...

1171d ago 4 agree2 disagreeView comment

And yet there are people out there (setting aside the people online who are legitimate "viral marketers" hired by Microsoft) who honestly place their gaming entertainment future in the hands of Microsoft...

Kinda sad.

1172d ago 3 agree0 disagreeView comment

Prior to the 360 launching, Ballmer, CEO of Microsoft, said that their old foundation was developers, developers, developers but NOW it is advertisers, advertisers, advertisers. And it was no surprise whatsoever when the 360 became one big TV commercial. Microsoft makes hundreds of millions annually selling your information to advertisement. The XBox One was built from the ground up to be a new advertising platform (Microsoft themselves said this).

But hey, Microsoft has...yo...

1173d ago 0 agree0 disagreeView comment

@ pixelsword

Yeah, but unlike the situation with Killzone 2, the gaming "journalists" won't hold Microsoft accountable. They never do. It happened so many times where Xbox 360 games were advertised with bullshots and touched-up trailers but no one made a peep about it.

1173d ago 28 agree1 disagreeView comment

Bribing is the wrong word.

But the underlying sentiment - I think - is valid. What has the Xbox brand brought to the game industry? I mean, really sit down and think for a minute. What has Xbox brought to the wide world of videogaming?

Halo? Bought out by Microsoft from a Mac developer, Bungie.

Gears of War? Made by EPIC and crew.

Fable? That one is Molyneux and his team.

Banjo Kazooie? Perfect Dark? Killer I...

1174d ago 5 agree25 disagreeView comment

I have no sympathy for these "journalists", especially when these are some of the same people who basically said "Stop complaining about the XBox One and just bend over, crybabies".

Oh, oh, but NOW you guys get all upset when a huge corporation doesn't do things that you want? You don't say...

1178d ago 17 agree2 disagreeView comment

Yeah, Carmack is just being a PC whore (as usual). For years and years, he lamented how consoles didn't have enough RAM and how he could make games SO much better if only he had more RAM.

Okay...so here's the RAM you asked for and now it's not a significant change? Riiiiight.

1187d ago 69 agree34 disagreeView comment

Design by committee. ALWAYS the best way to go. Just look at the US Government programs!

1187d ago 0 agree0 disagreeView comment

I think so, too. Does this mean Sony plans to discontinue the OLED version? If that's the case, people should buy one NOW. The OLED screen is really, really nice looking and the system will become a collector's item if they stop making Vitas with OLED screens.

1187d ago 6 agree0 disagreeView comment

Pretty harsh score for the best arcade beat 'em up since Castle Crashers back in 2008.

1188d ago 2 agree1 disagreeView comment

Props for referencing the actual book - not movie - of I Am Legend, which is a pertinent metaphor here.

I was once a Microsoft gamer. I use the term "Microsoft gamer" because I was booting games up on MS-DOS long before people got their first taste of Microsoft through the Xbox. I was there playing the first Flight, the first Age of Empires, the first Close Combat games. At best, now I either tolerate Microsoft (in terms of using their OS to play games on PC) or I i...

1190d ago 17 agree4 disagreeView comment

Yeah, seems like a simple error in design and/or glitch that would be easily fixable with a firmware update. Sony should've removed the "one account per mem stick" restriction long ago, and I imagine that has something to do with it.

1194d ago 4 agree1 disagreeView comment

Nice. This is a REALLY good RPG. I've already beat it twice, 40+ hours per playthrough. Can't wait until the "Overclocked" version of DeSu2 comes out on 3DS.

1195d ago 1 agree0 disagreeView comment

This is all you need to know:

http://www.youtube.com/watc...

(and this was BEFORE the Xbox 360 even launched)

For those too lazy to check, Balmer said "the bedrock of Microsoft today is advertisers, advertisers, advertisers".

1197d ago 27 agree3 disagreeView comment

I've been saying for several years that we've been teetering on the edge of an industry crash (current practices just aren't sustainable). And when an industry mouthpiece like Sessler (er, excuse me, a "journalist") brings it up, that can't be a good sign.

1198d ago 0 agree3 disagreeView comment

Total number of levels and/or the size of those levels is all that really matters though, true? For what it is worth, DKC: Returns is a massive game and as long as Tropical Freeze has the same (or more) number of levels, I'll be satisfied.

1199d ago 3 agree2 disagreeView comment

So you can automatically stream every single Xbox One game and play it on your tablet? No?

Then no, the "apps" do not do pretty much the same thing. Sony and Nintendo have been experimenting with Second Screen functionality since the mid-2000s while Microsoft is just now showing up to the party. The Vita will have a lot more functionality as a second screen compared to SmartGlass.

1199d ago 21 agree11 disagreeView comment