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"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...

1149d 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...
1149d ago 1 agree2 disagreeView 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.

1149d ago 4 agree2 disagreeView comment

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.

1149d ago 5 agree3 disagreeView comment

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.

1149d ago 1 agree0 disagreeView comment

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.

1149d ago 1 agree0 disagreeView comment

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.

1149d ago 1 agree1 disagreeView comment

@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...

1149d ago 20 agree12 disagreeView comment

"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) <...

1149d ago 11 agree3 disagreeView comment

@ 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'...

1149d ago 27 agree20 disagreeView comment

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 ...

1150d ago 65 agree33 disagreeView comment

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.

1150d ago 4 agree0 disagreeView comment

...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.

1150d ago 85 agree18 disagreeView comment

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.

1150d ago 2 agree1 disagreeView comment

Oh, so it's not actually an "exclusive", kinda like Titanfall.

All the more reason to not pin your hopes on 3rd parties to make exclusives anymore. That era has died. If you want exclusives tailor-made for your console, gotta go with the company with your favorite 1st-party devs.

1150d ago 7 agree15 disagreeView comment

Yeah, not to mention the graphics look significantly better than what we'd seen in previous trailers (yes, I'm aware the intro was CGI).

1150d ago 2 agree1 disagreeView comment

Very interesting. As for me, I don't really care if a game is a sequel as long as it's a good game. I yearn for the olden days of "expansion packs". Nowadays everything would be cut into tiny, tiny chunks and sold as DLC, but 15 years ago your favorite game would often have an expansion (or two, or four) with new campaigns, new units, new tweaks, etc available at a discounted price. It would cut down on sequelitis (and reduce people who sell it back to Gamestop) because you&...

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@ dark-hollow

Most business management courses and/or real-life experience in the field of sales and business would say otherwise. The "casual customer" is the hardest one to please, the hardest one to upsell, and the hardest customer to maintain. "Casual customers" are the ones looking for a deal, not a feature. They're the ones who get the cheapest oil change possible after being 2,000 miles over on their change. They are the hardest to win with PR a...

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@ MELMAN

Is it all perception? Maybe it's a good memory. I have enough sense to look into the past and see that - sure - Microsoft supported their own consoles quite well for the first couple of years and then after that, support was handed off to 3rd party devs.

It's rather ironic that you bring up the Xbox One's launch lineup: many of the games were scalped from the 360 (Ryse, Dead Rising 3, Titanfall, Killer Instinct) to pad out the Xbox One...

1150d ago 5 agree1 disagreeView comment

There is no Xbox One "plan", not that anyone can perceive at least. That's the problem. If there's no plan (other than TvTvSports) what can we expect in 18 months? 3 years? At the end of the X1 lifecycle?

Die-hard loyalists are very forgetful, but most consumers are not, surprisingly.

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