I think the issue that people have is that Xbox Live is a paid service and it turns people away if they're paying for a service where certain people in the community act this way.
Other paid services - like WoW, for instance - have a dedicated team of moderators who are constantly going over harassment reports as well as passively watching the behavior of players. Yes, I understand Microsoft also has a similar team but they are slow and ineffectual, and it has been appar...
A better solution is rather simple.
Stop region-locking your games and your systems, Nintendo. There's a thriving import market that I'm sure Europeans would take advantage of is NA versions of games were playable on EU hardware.
"would gamers (on either side) have respected Ms if they just stuck to their guns instead of trying to please everyone?"
That's a good question. The way I look at it, the Xbox One reveal (and all the stuff surrounding it) was the catalyst for the rage, not the cause. Discontent for the Xbox brand has been brewing for years ever since Microsoft made a very clear move away from the "hardcore" market in pursuit of the Wii audien...
Every company deserves a second chance if and only if they drastically change their behavior. I'm willing to give MS a second chance if they prove themselves over the next several years but I have limited time. I'm not about to waste money on a console that isn't going to provide me the absolute peak of gaming quality. Right now, PS4 is the safe bet in that department.
To be honest, I was an Xbox gamer since Day One of the original Xbox all the way up to when my...
People actually think the Xbox One will be able to capture the same lightning in a bottle that the Wii caught?
Thanks for the laugh.
Xbox One will be its own thing, but XBox One is not "likely to dominate", not by any objective standard, and definitely not because it shares some very slight, passing similarities to the Wii. It is handicapped by price. The Xbox brand reputation is on crutches. The Kinect sensor can work against it just as much as it...
Yeah, but there are some demos with a restriction of 5 plays. Again, why make a restriction at all?
Nintendo has this really weird obsession with forcing people to play the game the way THEY want you to play it. Nope, can't play a demo more than 12 times. We at Nintendo know that it will take no more than 12 sessions of a demo to understand it. Who cares if multiple people use the system?
That's a good point, Stephanie. I didn't believe it until you showed me, but my Aunt's co-worker makes $89/hr from his computer at home!
Now excuse me while I go post six blogs in a row about Venezuelan Cosmetics.
Leave poor widdle Micwosoft awone!
Geez, the Defense Force is getting overwhelming. Every single day we have a flood of "Xbox One is gonna dominate the market and cure all diseases" articles from - surprise! - a ton of no-name sites, plus a ton of non-news articles like "Major Nelson was impressed by the games on Xbox One! Megaton!"
All the backpedaling and defending reminds me of the good ol' Sony Defense Force from back in 2006. All...
Metal Gear launches...nukes?
That's where I am. I barely play online. I still have PS+ because - let's face it - I'm getting a ton of games across the Vita, PS3, and PS4 (and PSP if you count the PSP games included with PS+). That's just too much to pass up.
But if it wasn't for that, I wouldn't subscribe to PS+. Cross-game chat isn't behind the paywall and most of my online "gaming" is me playing a SP game and talking w/ my friends while they play their own crap.
Something important is that KZ Shadow Fall is the only exclusive FPS coming out this Holiday (if we don't also count Planetside 2 on PS4).
Meaning, both consoles will be getting the usual CoD and Battlefield, but PS4 will be the only console with an alternate FPS.
It'll be interesting to see how that plays out. Sony definitely seems to be aggressively targeting the shooter crowd with the PS4 this time around.
Summon his Zord, bro
Oh man. The story.
I'm always so torn on the story. If you just play the games, the story (especially the characters) are really terrible, IMO.
And yet, if you dig into the lore and the backstory, it's incredibly interesting to me. I wish to death that Guerrilla would give us a fully-fledged Helghast campaign that allows players to explore the struggles of the Higs, because
It's pretty clear that the Hel...
IMO, it isn't the games.
The problem is Nintendo. Their core philosophies need to change.
Franchise preferences aside, this article is correct. PS4 is a much better value, especially if you plan on using PS+.
Then again, hobbies aren't always about value. Sometimes it's fine to spend extra if it's what you want. Saving $100 and buying a PS4 does you no good if you just GOTTA play Halo, and the new Kinect functionality does you no good if you don't have cable. It's all about what YOU value.
I've spent upwards of $180 to make...
As long as the sticks are still springy, the form-factor is still good, all they need to do is improve the d-pad (which they apparently did) and improve the face buttons (which they apparently did as well) and they're good to go.
It had some technical flaws, but I also liked it a lot. Very fun. Very "epic". Tons of depth to it, too. I think people forget that most of CAPCOM's franchises start out with a lot of rough edges. Haven't people played the first Dead Rising? The first Lost Planet? Goodness, the first RE and Monster Hunter games were/are so dang clunky, but they've improved over time.
I'm excited for KZ:SF. I'm not even that big of a KZ fan. KZ was ok. I loved KZ2. I got bored with KZ3 and stopped playing it 2/3rds through the game.
And yet, KZ Mercenary and KZ SF both look like really, really awesome shooters. You could erase the KZ branding and I'd still want to buy them.
I think this article is missing something very important. Everyone wants to talk about how tablets and smartphones are going to kill consoles. IMO, they're simply expanding the market, not encroaching on the console market very much (different customers, different focuses, different products).
But what about the financial pinch? Two of three of the next-gen system are doing really poorly (Vita and Wii-U) and the third one (3DS) had some serious struggles that it has only...