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I agree that the controversy is contrived.

If games are art, then the market decides what is and is not acceptable and appropriate. It is really that simple. That is precisely how it works in literally every other medium (canvas, photo, music, film, writing, sculpture, etc)

You can't - in good faith - criticize a game's art style and visual direction while at the same time trying to make an argument that "games are art, too", which is someth... #1.1
When were they taken out? The latest one has them both iirc. #2.1
If f2p takes off like a rocket on consoles (up until now, it's only been a minor attraction) then Microsoft is going to need to either

a) change their policy, or
b) get left in the dust

People interested in f2p aren't going to want to pay a yearly sub to...you know, play these free games. #3
Heck yes I am.

I would stealth troll on my 360, but it RRoD'd in 2008.

(see? so easy) #9.1.1
Is this really "news"? I thought that Microsoft killed the family plan to put everyone under one Gold account? At least, that's the way it is on Xbox One, to my knowledge.

Maybe it's a way to get people to upgrade from 360 to X1? I dunno. Someone please clarify. #1.5
It's not really a "controversy" per se, it's just good ol' competition. Both consoles are making a value proposition. For $399 you get a PS4 plus all these extra features. For $499 you get an Xbox One with a lot of features missing.

"But Xbox One has those features too!"

Yes, if you pay roughly $60 a year. And that's why some people don't want to deal with it. I've let my PS+ sub lapse. I've let my XBLG sub laps... #1.3
"Competition is good for the industry" is too broad of a phrase. I think we can all agree that if competition from, say, Candy Crush was causing all AAA games to tank, that would not be competition that we'd like to see.

Personally, I think gaming in the 80s and 90s thrived because competition was tangible, practical, real due to the arcades. See a game, it looks cool, drop a quarter, the game is mediocre, shuffle 6 feet down the column and play a different game... #4
@ XboxFun

Um, what part of the messaging is not clear? What part don't you understand?

I only ask because you seemed to give me grief just a few hours ago for mentioning Microsoft's less-than-clear vision for Xbox One.

http://n4g.com/news/1329249...
355d ago by dedicatedtogamers | View comment
But just like what happened with PS3, people should give Microsoft a fair chance to make up for their mistakes, as long as Microsoft does indeed reverse their behavior and make up for their mistakes. #2.1
Like iamsuperman said, I think the days of a "killer app" are gone. You need to have long-term support for a console to make it a success. #1.3
While I agree with you that it is a bit silly to say Xbox One is "catching up" to PS4 due to the inclusion of a headset, there is a valid reason why some have been saying that.

Originally, Microsoft confirmed that no headset would be included with the Xbox One and that Kinect would be the default voice chat method with optional headset support if you bought your own. #17.1
Especially if you want to pick up a lot of great single-player games (online is fine, too. But that's not what I'm getting at). 360 has a pretty sizable back-catalog of exclusives still worth playing. Wii and PS3 have a lot of hidden gems as well. #1
No problem yo. It was a good blog. I hear ya in regards to the general premise of their games, especially Mario, and I don't think that's a bad premise. I just wish they'd let Mario explore some new worlds like the good ol' days, as silly as that sounds. #1.1.1
@darthv72

I think we've had a conversation like this before. :P

Yes, Microsoft has decided to make some changes prior to the Xbox One launching. As for me, I'm all about brand reputation and the company that stands behind a product. That's just me. Not everyone is like me, but it is my explanation for why I am not nearly as willing to just "let it go" on certain issues. I'm more than happy to let Microsoft earn my trust. But they hav... #1.2.14
356d ago by dedicatedtogamers | View comment | Well said
"Oh but a console has no games unless they are specifically exclusive right?"

Where did I say that? I said Micrsoft doesnt support the 360. In fact, Microsoft is taking away games from 360 to pad out the Xbox One's launch library. I never once said "Hurr CAPCOM doesn't support the 360" or "hurr Konami and Namco Bandai don't support the 360! Failz!"

I said (and guess what? You can scroll up and read it for yourself) <... #1.9.3
@ darthv72

I'm confused by your analogy. PS4 has a not-insignificant edge over the Xbox One in terms of price and hardware power. So, how was the criticism "genuinely warranted" for the PS3 (your words) but not for Xbox One? Just curious. To think that the only issues people have with Xbox One are the now-gone DRM policies is silly. Those were certainly the most outrageous issues, yes, but they were not the only issues, not by a long shot.

I'... #1.2.8
356d ago by dedicatedtogamers | View comment | Well said
As I said many months ago, Xbox One is the new media whipping boy. PS4 is not perfect, but there aren't glaring flaws with the system or with Sony's approach` to the system, not enough to make people constantly pick on it, at least.

Xbox fans think it's crazy how people can read (what Xbox fans believe is) a good story and somehow "twist" it into a bad thing. Guess what? Same exact thing happened with PS3. Because Sony had built up so much ill will with... #1.2
356d ago by dedicatedtogamers | View comment | Well said
I love both, but it really just depends. JRPGs tend to be far more experimental and fine-tuned with mechanics (like battle systems or clever minigames). One of my favorites this gen was Resonance of Fate, a perfect example.

WRPGs tend to have a lot more freedom and a lot more customization (again, it depends on the game).

One thing that taints my opinion is I play oodles of handheld games, and 95% of the good RPGs on handhelds are Japanese. #4
...and where is that support?

Microsoft already pulled several games OFF the Xbox 360 (Dead Rising 3, Ryse, Killer Instinct more than likely) to pad out the Xbox One's launch lineup. And that's what they call "support"? Yeah, count me out. #1
356d ago by dedicatedtogamers | View comment | Well said
This is like saying

"so basically Quake II in HD next gen graphics??" after watching a trailer for Killzone Shadow Fall, or

"so basically Pole Position in HD next gen graphics??" after watching a trailer for Forza 5. #1.3
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