Indeed. What's worse is when people don't even check their sources. Digital Foundry "proved" that a 4 Gig PS4 was more powerful than an 8 Gig Xbox One. I think if fanboys knew that, they wouldn't be so quick to rush to Digital Foundry's defense now that the RAM rumor has been debunked.
I can only speak for myself, but I don't buy a console because of launch library. Sure, I make certain there are a handful of games I want, but a more important factor is the company's reputation.
That's why - even though I loved the Wii and still play the Wii quite often - I had no interest in Wii-U at launch, because Nintendo basically abandoned the Wii post-2010. I had no confidence that Nintendo was going to give the Wii-U a rich and diverse library of games....
I think Sessler is just getting accustomed to the new "status quo" in gaming journalism (i.e. Xbox One bad, Ps4 good). He spent nearly a decade playing his games predominantly on Xbox 360 (something he openly admits) and he spent the two months from the Xbox One reveal up until the policy reversal taking a very "let's wait and see" attitude for Microsoft yet jumping the gun on any and every negative Sony rumor. This was the guy who said PS4 was "pretty much the sa...
No, "the infinite power of the Cloud" has become the new "The powah of the Cell".
RAM has well-documented and easily-understandable benefits.
The delicious irony is that many months ago Digital Foundry (you know, the same folks who ran with the now-disproven 4.5 Gigs for gaming rumor) wrote an article "proving" that Playstation Orbis was a more powerful system with 4 Gigs of GDDR5 than Durango was with 8 Gigs of DDR3+eSRAM. You c...
What? Not the worst list at all. It just wasn't a typical regurgitation of the same old "we want a new Chrono Trigger" lists.
I think the author was trying to look for unique games whose game mechanics haven't been replicated in a meaningful way (like Parasite Eve, for instance).
Game journalism can't even cover its own industry without stumbling through gender equality issues, running with later-disproved rumors before waiting for the company to make an official comment, shilling for products (Doritopope), and attacking game designers who say rude things on Twitter.
Let's not add REAL-world controversy into the mix.
As we've learned more and more about these consoles, I think what is going on is that both Microsoft and Sony are trying to be conservative. 5 to 6 Gigs of RAM for a console game is more than enough right now. Down the line? Perhaps the OS on both systems will shrink and both systems will get another half-Gig or a full Gig of extra RAM opened up for gaming.
Both companies want to make sure if the "other guy" or some piece of tech from outside the industry comes...
"Even if the PS4's ram is superior, why do gamers think developers will cater to the system and take full advantage of it with multi-platform games? "
Because...that is what developers have done since the days of the NES. It's what they did for multiplats on 360, which is why a lot of 360 multiplats look and run noticeably better than the PS3 version.
This myth of "lowest common denominator" needs to die. Yes, of course devs are n...
"Gamers" aren't a single, monolithic entity. Every Xbox fan isn't a die-hard loyalist, every person who says something nice about XBox One isn't a blind shill, and everyone who says something negative about Xbox One isn't a Sony fanboy. And when people type out their 'exclusive list' acting as though it - without a doubt - determines a winner, it would help to remember that people have different tastes and neither console caters to all tastes. (for reference:...
It's not a matter of me putting the spotlight on gamers for doing something in all walks of life.
It's a matter of me putting the spotlight on gamers who participated in it and justified it.
As far as Beer's rants against Microsoft, never said he didn't do it, only that it was one-tenth the vitriol. Where were the personal attacks against Don Mattrick calling him names for 5 minutes straight and saying that hi...
Not really sure if it's available on PSN, but my assumption is no.
A lot of people hated Portable Ops for a number of reasons. Mostly the controls and having to drag people all the way back to your truck. Meh.
My own unpopular opinion: I loved Portable Ops, despite its flaws, and despite the notion that it may not even be a canon title.
@ people asking "why can't we do this now?"
Nvidia in their own video (you know, the video linked at the top of the page) is showing off their upcoming GPU-focused cloud framework. The reason why it's special isn't because it is "yet another cloud". It's special because it is unlike other cloud computing services, which are typically CPU-focused frameworks.
Their focus on GPU processing instead of relying on "virtual m...
Definitely cool to see, although Nvidia makes it sound like this is more a thing of the near-future when they can bring down the cost of maintaining GPU-focused server farms. Currently, the CPU-focused clouds wouldn't be able to do what they're talking about.
Nice thing about GG: you don't have to be good at it. Mashing buttons and/or stringing together basic combos typically yields some impressive eye-candy. And later if you want to get good at the game? It's only uphill from there.
Probably the easiest fighting game to get good at from a technical standpoint, but also one of the most reflex-intensive game due to its speed and screen-filling insanity.
I think people will be talking about the DRM fiasco and the "Kinect will spy on you!" for years to come, especially in console warzzz topics. What matters, though, is will it affect their purchase? And will it affect the public's opinion on the Xbox One?
Heck, you know what's crazy? We STILL don't know if RRoD is going to affect long-term sales of the Xbox One. People remember it, but we don't know if their memory will...
But 4.5 Gigs for gaming was a rumor as well. And what happened? DF backpedaled and changed it to 5 Gigs, and even then several sources including a dev currently working on PS4 said "nope, that's false". And amidst the hubbub, these same sources have implied that - at launch - PS4 games have access to 5.5 Gigs of RAM and the next wave of PS4 games currently in development are using 6 Gigs of RAM.
So, I cited a rumor that hasn't b...
Amazing how people judge a game based on several minutes of footage and also numerous hands-on previews of said game at the biggest gaming conference of the year, amirite?
I'm sure you're sure the final version is going to be awesome. But don't throw a fit simply because other people are seeing the loose threads in the knitting.
I don't think that's a fair expectation, and that's coming from a guy who railed on MS for their DRM policies.
What happens when Microsoft wants to implement a really, really cool feature that - unfortunately - also requires DRM restrictions? Something like the Family sharing plan for any games in your digital library. Well, then they'd have to bring back DRM, wouldn't they? I think we've learned this last week when news broke that PS3 has 6 Gigs (not...
Microsoft has overcome a lot of the negative reaction, 90% of which was their own fault. However, I still think they're "in the hole" when it comes to their reputation. The pre-orders show that.
Let's consider this: over the last few months. There hasn't really been anything announced that will make the PS3 loyalists switch to an Xbox One next gen. There has, however, been months of endless negative news about the Xbox One that has already made some 360...