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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...

1083d ago 54 agree3 disagreeView comment

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.

1083d ago 1 agree1 disagreeView comment

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.

1083d ago 20 agree1 disagreeView comment

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.

1083d ago 34 agree1 disagreeView comment

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 ...

1083d ago 0 agree0 disagreeView comment

Does Minecraft have horses yet? Haven't updated my copy of Minecraft since...late last year, I think.

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Very interesting interview. I've noticed something odd with CAPCOM last gen. Most of their long-standing franchises like Resident Evil and MvC and Street Fighter and DmC were either milked to death, were dumbed-down, or a mix of both.

But whenever CAPCOM released a game in their lesser-known franchises like Ace Attorney or MH, they shined. And when CAPCOM made new franchises like Dead Rising and Dragon's Dogma and Ghost Trick and Z&W, they were awesome.
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1083d ago 46 agree2 disagreeView comment

This is great news simply because it leaves open the possibility for a Kinect-less SKU at a reasonable price. Seriously, the X1 should be the same price as PS4, if not cheaper, based on the hardware inside. Give customers the option, Microsoft.

1083d ago 46 agree40 disagreeView comment

Price drop is pretty necessary at this point if Sony wants the system to thrive. Funny thing is that it has games, it has a lot of good ones, and the few people who own a Vita (me being one of them) buy a lot of games. I think the average is 10 games per Vita owner or something like that.

1083d ago 16 agree5 disagreeView comment

I find it odd how the objectively-superior RAM and GPU and CPU in the PS4 "don't matter at all. Both consoles are pretty much the same"

But boy oh boy. That wizard-tech in Kinect 2.0? All that potential? Watch out! Forget the fact that people already got burned buying Kinect 1.0 for its potential. This new Kinect has MORE potential! Watch it fly off the shelves.

1084d ago 5 agree4 disagreeView comment

It's the same hate-wagon that plagued the PS3 for its first 24 months.

Ultimately, it doesn't matter if they're trolls, legitimate customers, or a mix (most likely it's a mix). Because in the end, it is the negative perception that is going to damage the Xbox brand. Anyone who thought all the negativity would evaporate after Microsoft's 180 was being a bit too optimistic. The Xbox brand has a very long road ahead. It's the same road that Sony and Ninte...

1084d ago 34 agree6 disagreeView comment

"Vita is dead"

I disagree. As long as Sony keeps it on store shelves, it will always have a chance to catch a spark. Not saying it'll fly out the door and beat the 3DS. But I don't think it's dead.

However, I do agree that Remote Play won't do anything significant to help it. For people like me who already own a Vita, it's a fantastic feature. For a handful of PS4 owners, sure, they might bite on a Vita. But for most, no. Remote ...

1084d ago 27 agree11 disagreeView comment

Having owned all three systems at one point, plus both handhelds, plus PC, I would say that the Wii is the one that most people missed out on. So many great gems that totally flew under the radar (because Wii has no hardcore games, amirite guize?)

Other than the usual mentions like No More Heroes and Xenoblade, there was SH: Shattered Memories, Z&W, Dokapon Kingdom, Sin & Punishment 2, Tak.vs.CAPCOM, Klonoa, Fragile Dreams, Boy and his blob, Bit.Trip, plenty of others...

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In a game like this, the way the characters pop in the foreground and the framerate are what matter far more than texture quality. At first I didn't like how the 3DS version outlined all the characters in black but the more I see it in motion, the more sense it makes.

1084d ago 6 agree2 disagreeView comment

Graphics do matter, but they don't. You know what one of the highest-selling console games is right now? Minecraft. Obviously, graphics aren't a priority.

Microsoft's dilemma is that they have been known since the beginning as "the powerful guys". Xbox was significantly more powerful than the competition. 360 might not have been more powerful on paper in every single aspect (it did, however, have better RAM and a better GPU), but it was certainly much ea...

1084d ago 21 agree37 disagreeView comment

Basically a big 10 minute advertisement.

I love how Keileigh is like "but I don't see any Kinect games coming out for Xbox One that do all that better stuff"

And then the guy from IGN replies "Sure, that's what's exciting about it for me. There's stuff coming. There's potential. I trust those games are coming"

And then Keileigh says "But are those games coming?"

IGN guy "...

1084d ago 14 agree2 disagreeView comment

Potemkin, mah man!

Yeah, it looks really good, surprisingly good. I'm looking for the 3D "seams" in all of the trailers and leaked footage and I just can't find the flaws (unlike SF4, where you can tell it's obviously 3D).

1084d ago 0 agree0 disagreeView comment

It isn't unusual. Forbes also does some top-notch gaming articles.

1084d ago 4 agree2 disagreeView comment

"When have specs mattered?"

Hasn't that always been the war cry?

Specs didn't matter with the Saturn vs PS1 vs N64. Specs didn't matter with GCN vs DC vs PS2 vs Xbox.

Why would the close-ness of the specs this time around somehow equate to the sales also being close?

Just curious, because if the specs are so close, I see the opposite result: people will heavily favor one or the other based on other facto...

1085d ago 4 agree0 disagreeView comment

I still have so many games on my backlog to play, so my PS3 isn't going anywhere anytime soon. If anyone missed the boat on PS3 or 360 or Wii, now would be the time to pick them up. Huge back catalog of great games on all three.

I typically only buy three or four brand-new games at full price per year. All my other purchases are usually playing catch-up with all the stuff I missed. PS4 will be my first at-launch console since the SEGA Saturn. Ooof, I feel old.

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