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"they think people can be fooled so easily"

But they HAVE fooled people so easily. They're Microsoft. They've been doing exactly that for the last 20 years. When your consumer base is full of people who - for example - get RRoD multiple times and yet stay loyal, why wouldn't you just steamroll over them? When your consumer base is full of people who - for example - have already forgotten how Microsoft behaved for the first half of 2013, why wouldn't ...

1203d ago 232 agree17 disagreeView comment

Exactly. The info isn't automatically uploaded to the cloud...but can it still be accessed remotely?

1203d ago 6 agree1 disagreeView comment

@ Blacktric and Konsoru

You've missed my point. What I'm saying is that Destructoid has showered praise on several of CAPCOM's biggest games over the last few years, so where was this opinion back then? Where were the statements of "yep, CAPCOM is decaying" when fans were complaining about New Dante in DmC? Oh, wait. Instead, Destructoid was calling those people "haters" and "crybabies".

1203d ago 1 agree1 disagreeView comment

basic rules of supply and demand. I remember selling my used Wii (that I had played for 6 months) for $350 ($100 above MSRP) when they were still very hard to find. People will pay for what they want.

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It may not mean they're dumbing it down. Anyone who has played Disgaea D2 (the newest one) will understand what I'm about to say: NIS is streamlining a lot of the nuances and inscrutable tricks in Disgaea. Heck, the fact that Innocents FINALLY have in-game explanations and how experience/HL/Mana can be adjusted by a simple slider instead of slogging through Assembly bills shows that NIS knows where their flaws lie and they're trying to improve the series' weaknesses.
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1204d ago 5 agree0 disagreeView comment

@ sorane

You haven't been playing FPSs for very long if you think NatSel, TF, and Planetside are any more unique than KZ. TF has been around since the mid 90s when it came out for Quake. Natural Selection is a fan-made mod that has been around for over a decade. Planetside's core gameplay is actually pretty generic as far as shooters go (apes Starseige Tribes pretty liberally).

On the other hand, the seamless mode-rotation of Warzone, the location-bas...

1204d ago 22 agree4 disagreeView comment

To answer the question: it's because Sony and Microsoft aren't nearly as hostile toward one another in actual business dealings. The whole "console warzz" animosity is 90% show for the hardcore fanboys to drool over.

1204d ago 147 agree2 disagreeView comment

Killzone's multiplayer is probably the least-generic FPS MP currently on the market.

@ below

Um, Warzone is part of what makes it so unique, in combination with how the class system is handled (granted, that has changed a bit since KZ2).

1204d ago 43 agree7 disagreeView comment

Yeah but where was this opinion when Destructoid was giving DmC a 9/10 and calling the CAPCOM-haters "crybabies"? Where was this opinion when Destructoid was giving RE Revelations an 8/10? Or MH3 Port on Wii-U a 9/10?

That's the problem with modern journalists. They go soft on any game from a big-name dev and hand out 8/10 and 9/10 scores like candy, but then they turn around and write "controversial" articles about how those same companies are decayi...

1204d ago 12 agree3 disagreeView comment

It's a fantastic game. The art style is stunning. I just finished my Infernal playthrough for the Amazon and now I'm playing through as the Dwarf. Fans of early 90s arcade beat 'em ups would fall in love with this game.

1204d ago 1 agree0 disagreeView comment

Yeah, I sure hate the idea of playing 100% of my console games on a second screen at my convenience. Using my second screen for an occasional map gimmick in 2% of my console's games is totally the future of gaming. I mean, what kind of casual would want to play Witcher 3 on a handheld?

1205d ago 31 agree13 disagreeView comment

I'm not sure SmartGlass was ever intended to trounce anything. It was Microsoft's "me too" response to the Wii-U and Sony's Remote Play endeavor that has been in progress since 2006.

If anyone is going to pass on Wii-U or Remote Play in favor of SMartGlass, you're going to be sorely disappointed.

1205d ago 82 agree18 disagreeView comment

Mobiles aren't replacing handhelds. They're replacing PCs. Why else is Microsoft migrating into that mobile/tablet market with Surface and WinMobile? Why is there a Halo game on Surface? The answer is obvious. Microsoft has been losing territory on the PC market...losing it due to disinterest and losing it due to Steam's influence. They've been trying to move their core business into the mobile/tablet market for the past decade.

Microsoft is right. Mobiles won...

1205d ago 1 agree2 disagreeView comment

If you look at the long-term trend (over the last 10 years or so), mobile gaming is indeed cutting into "traditional" gaming. But it isn't console gaming and it isn't dedicated handheld gaming to any large degree (with the DS and PSP, we just finished the biggest handheld generation of all time).

Wanna know what it's cutting into?

PC gaming.

A very large portion of the early 2000s PC crowd played the very same sort of qu...

1205d ago 5 agree2 disagreeView comment

I booted this up today. SO MUCH has been added. New music, new enemies, new weather, better mobility (you can run up/down "stairs" now, finally), new weapons, new ores, new biomes, new backgrounds, new crafting recipes, new dungeons, etc. etc. etc.

Definitely makes an excellent game even better.

1208d ago 2 agree2 disagreeView comment

Yknow, there are only two generations where two or more consoles were neck and neck in sales. Pretty much every generation was dominated by a single console. Atari 2600, NES, PS1, and PS2 all dominated their respective generations. Only the SNES/Genesis and Wii/PS3/360 generations were close in sales.

My point is that - historically - it isn't that unusual for a single console to sell way more than the competition.

1209d ago 4 agree0 disagreeView comment

Very excited for Starbound. I'll likely sink far more hours into Starbound compared to Terraria, simply because it seems like they're focusing more on exploration (which has always been my favorite aspects of games like Minecraft, Terraria, etc)

1210d ago 1 agree0 disagreeView comment

Not that I needed an excuse to boot up Terraria again, but the new update is definitely a good excuse.

1210d ago 2 agree0 disagreeView comment

Exactly. Why would this be a bad thing?

1210d ago 89 agree3 disagreeView comment

These articles popping up about how China's open market will be the deciding factor in the upcoming console war are all incredibly naive. China's "middle class" (the group that would have the time and money to buy and play videogames) is incredibly small compared to the West. Just because their overall economy is flourishing doesn't mean that the individual worker is making all that much more money.

And for those that ARE making enough money to afford a...

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