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

1143d 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...

1144d 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.

1144d ago 11 agree3 disagreeView comment

@ -Alpha

Since I'm not a heavy fps player, I might be the wrong guy to ask, but I found it very fun.

- 4 v 4 feels fine, depending on the map. Sometimes the maps feel too big but that is typically when you're doing regular deathmatch. Objective-based stuff feels far more structured and you rarely notice that only 8 people are playing since you're always bumping into eachother

- the gameplay relies heavily on your loadout. Think C...

1144d ago 8 agree0 disagreeView comment

All it takes is a spark. Neither GTA nor GTA2 were popular or well known games, and then Rockstar completely scrapped the formula, went 3D, and BOOM GTA3. Call of Duty has been around since 2003 but it wasn't until 3 games and 5 years later when it really became a huge hit (CoD4:MW). There are some games that start off small and then later become a huge hit. Maybe that'll be Killzone.

Perhaps there's a market out there for people who want a AAA fps on-the-go. I me...

1144d ago 8 agree0 disagreeView comment

It is quite good. I had the opportunity to try to MP beta and the controls were really, really good. The graphics are also much better than online videos let on. It's truly something to behold. I'm not a big shooter fan nor am I a big Killzone fan but I'm definitely getting this for my Vita.

On a side note, I'd recommend some stick grips, like these: 1144d ago 13 agree0 disagreeView comment

I think we're going to have a very lopsided generation this time around, which is actually the norm.

There are only two times in the 35+ year history of console gaming that a generation has NOT been lopsided. The first time was SNES vs Genesis (SNES won, but not by a huge margin). The second time was last gen when no one console dominated by a huge margin.

But other than those two instances, there is a console that dominates by a very large amount, and I ...

1144d ago 21 agree22 disagreeView comment

They did a pretty good job with Deus Ex: HR, so I hope they can do a great job again with the new Thief. The info we have for it so far sounds way too...modernized, but let's hope they can capture the fun essence of the original games (tons of exploration, lots of nooks to explore, multiple points of entry/exit, using items for more than just combat, interesting story delivered through overheard conversations and visual design, not just cutscenes, etc)

For me, Dishonored ...

1144d ago 3 agree1 disagreeView comment

I'm not sure many people will see it that way. I'm sure many people will see a $500 Wii-U with a Playstation logo slapped on it and think "no thanks".

No, for the PS4 to shine and for the Vita to shine, they need to shine on their own. I'm totally fine with some cross-compatibility and added features (like I said, I'm gonna use Remote Play quite a bit), but the systems need to be their own thing.

1145d ago 4 agree14 disagreeView comment

What's your point? I'm not disagreeing, but what's your point? The article asks if polls prove most hardcore gamers are Playstation fans.

To which I reply: no. The polls prove that most hardcore gamers are game fans, irregardless of brand loyalty. Many die-hard brand loyalists (like the examples I gave above) are actually pretty casual, all things considered.

The author also makes a completely baseless argument that there's NO WAY the polls wi...

1145d ago 3 agree2 disagreeView comment

While I personally am going to use the heck out of the Remote Play feature, I don't see how a Vita+PS4 combo would do anything significant. If it didn't work for the Wii-U ($300) why would it work for this rumored bundle ($500)?

1145d ago 11 agree6 disagreeView comment

http://xboxonevspsfour.com/

This poll began after the DRM reversal, by the way.

I don't think all the poll results prove most hardcore gamers are Playstation fans. They just prove that Sony is catering far better to hardcore gamers than Microsoft, and there is a difference.

I think there's a distinction between "brand loyalist" and "hardcore gamer". Of cour...

1145d ago 9 agree3 disagreeView comment

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...

1145d ago 8 agree1 disagreeView comment

When were they taken out? The latest one has them both iirc.

1145d ago 0 agree0 disagreeView comment

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.

1145d ago 5 agree0 disagreeView comment

Heck yes I am.

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

(see? so easy)

1145d ago 10 agree9 disagreeView comment

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.

1145d ago 5 agree6 disagreeView comment

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...

1145d ago 2 agree2 disagreeView comment

"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...

1145d ago 7 agree0 disagreeView comment

@ 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...
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