Fantastic. I've played the original PC version since...forever ago. I'm excited to get the new version (although I'll probably wait until the Vita version).
Clearly, some people use it. But what's better: pay for Netflix and then pay for Xbox Live just to use it? Or just use it on PS3/PS4 regardless of any subscriptions you have? And it's not like Netflix is the ONLY feature crammed behind the paywall. Even "free to play" games aren't truly free on the Xbox brand. Live Gold is required. The worst part is that so many people forgave and forgot after the Xbox 180. "Oh! Microsoft listened to the fans. All ...
Is this news in any way, shape, or form a surprise to anyone? Seriously? We're talking about a company that less than 3 months ago was telling us that we'd have to check in every 24 hours just to play our games.
Chew on the fact that the only "resources" a developer has to invest for PS Vita functionality is a few hours to tweak the control scheme, if necessary. The Remote Play is handled by the PS4 hardware itself, not the software. But I'm sure if Sony didn't mandate it, you'd be here cackling "nya nya! No games will use Remote Play because Sony isn't requiring it. Good luck having no games compatible with the feature. Nya nya!"
It's weird how the war-cry amongst journalists (starting with Adam Sessler) seems to be 'just wait. just wait. Don't buy at launch. Just wait'. Seems like they want us to 'just wait' until THEY (the journalists) come out and TELL us what console is best to buy at launch. After all, all of these journalists are getting a console at launch, aren't they? And I guarantee you we'll see a flood of "I'm so glad I got a X1/PS4 at launch" articles. I mean,...
The risk isn't a flood of crappy games (even though that's exactly what happened with the XNA publishing on 360). The risk is that "developers" may find ways to hack the system and exploit network weaknesses. Halo 3 online multiplayer all over again, for all games. I'm surprised very few people are considering this as a possibility.
I think some people (myself included) get tired of the contrived, artificial "outrage" that certain sites (specifically Kotaku, Polygon, and Rock Paper Shotgun, to name a few) utilize in order to drive ad revenue. It comes off as Babby's Firzt Feminism and it's annoying. It should be annoying to any adult who has lived in the real world and had real interactions with real people. So, when these controversies inevitably appear out of thin air, some people want all parties inv...
It will be interesting to see if this game (plus Warframe) takes off running on the PS4, seeing how it's free for anyone who wants to download it. PS4 definitely has the leg up with f2p games and it'll be interesting to see if that benefits them in the long run.
Being able to play pretty much 100% of the PS4's games on my Vita is pretty neat, but the nice thing is it's an optional feature (I'm looking at you, Wii-U)
"if there are no exclusives to play" Isn't that kind of subjective, friend? Whats the use of getting an Xbox One if there are no Kinect games to play, seeing how customers are forced to buy the camera yet the only launch Kinect game was pushed back until Spring? Your argument can apply to practically anything if you word it right. And PS3's launch lineup sucked. Bad. I agree with you there. Even though I enjoyed Resistance, ...
"Nintendo should put their games on smartphones" is about as common (and stupid) of a suggestion as "PC gaming is DEAAAD!" I don't understand why people keep saying it. It's not like Nintendo is going out of business. Their handheld line is still doing well, and while the Wii-U is tanking hard, hey! Guess what! So did the N64 and Gamecube (comparatively speaking).
Agreed. The entire game is very respectful of the player. It doesn't hold you hand. It doesn't treat you like an idiot. It doesn't telegraph every single plot point, and the character interactions are incredibly nuanced and subtle.
To be perfectly honest, I don't give a crap if Microsoft or Sony or Nintendo have the "biggest line up ever" at launch if it doesn't last, and well all know that Microsoft's long-term support of 1st-party software is...mediocre. Who buys a console only for the launch games? I'm looking two, three, or more years down the road. Will we be getting games THEN? Does the company have the capability to support their console in it's 7th year like Sony i...
Pffft. What have YOU done for this site? We folks write blogs read by 10, perhaps even 15 entire PEOPLE! I mean, obviously our stuff drives way more traffic to N4G, duh.
We know you do all the REAL work around here *wink wink* Shouldn't have admitted to having those Shadowrun PnP books. I expect a cgoodno-made Shadowrun Returns mod within three weeks or your mod-ship is revoked. You can PM me when you're done. :)
Nice write-up. I like Steam, but I also use several other game services (mostly GoG) when I can. It's true: even if a console matches Steam feature for feature, the competitive nature of the PC's open platform can never be replicated on consoles. That's why I don't understand DRM on consoles. The console hardware itself IS the DRM. Why add an extra layer (other than to just milk money)?
Softball questions. Looks like the usual suspects are back on the payroll.
Word. It actually has a fair amount of challenge. Other than learning how to deal with creepers (and then later, Endermen) there's very little danger. That's part of what makes Minecraft fun and relaxing, but Terraria feels like the better-made game.
This is great news! Mods never abuse their power and gamers always behave themselves online. What a wonderful idea, Microsoft!
@ DragonKnight Y'know, your comment on the latency of cloud computing made me think... Why do some of the Xbox loyalists here on N4G make the biggest fuss about the PS4 GDDR5 RAM's "horrible latency" (which has been disproven time and time again) and yet the latency of "teh InFiNiTe ClOuD!1!!" which is several magnitudes higher than any supposed RAM latency never seems to register with them?
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