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Good to hear there's a slight upclock, as long as it doesn't create heat issues.

So, lemme guess? Now that Xbox One's GPU is slightly faster (though still significantly behind PS4's) GPU matters all over again? Even though the war cry for the last three months was "RAM doesn't matter. GPU doesn't matter. CPU doesn't matter. It's all about Tiled Resources and Move Engines" now it's all about "teh powah of the GPU!!!"

1958d ago 2 agree6 disagreeView comment

Handhelds are doing fine. Last-gen we had the highest selling handheld of all time and the highest-selling non-Nintendo handheld of all time.

The thing is, Microsoft probably wouldn't WANT to make a handheld. They have Windows mobile and Windows Phone stuff which has the chance to make significantly more money, so they'll just put it on that. A dedicated handheld doesn't fit in their business model.

And remember, handhelds need to thrive in Japan...

1958d ago 13 agree3 disagreeView comment

I think the bigger question is why is Earthbound exclusive for the Wii-U when it was one of the most-requested VC game on Wii. Iwata himself hinted at Earthbound coming to VC on Wii before the Wii even launched.

1959d ago 1 agree0 disagreeView comment

I think there's a conflict when you take a bunch of paid subscribers and put them all online. On the one hand, they "deserve" to be there because they're paying customers, but their idea of having a fun time might mean a really bad time for other paying users.

It is why MMOs are so heavily moderated 24/7 by a dedicated, paid staff. Xbox One's reputation system is just the newest in a long line of "community driven moderation" failures. It won&#...

1959d ago 0 agree8 disagreeView comment

No, Nintendo is the original holder of the "Metal Gear" game. The first Metal Gear game came to NES and MSX2. The superior version was on MSX2. Then NES got a non-canon sequel which made Kojima want to make a "real sequel" which was exclusive to MSX2.

And then "Metal Gear Solid" came out, which was exclusive to Playstation 1.

So, no. "MGS" (Metal Gear Solid) started on Playstation and even its predecessors weren't...

1959d ago 6 agree2 disagreeView comment

Sony fans will buy PS4. Microsoft fans will buy Xbox One.

I think a huge portion of gamers live in the middle with no strictly-defined loyalties to any one brand. They're die-hard gamers, but they're not die-hard Sony/MS/Ninty gamers. They'll go where the games are, where the cost is cheaper, where the value is greater, or whatever else seems important, regardless of what logo is slapped on the case.

Right now, I think the PS4 has that "mass ...

1959d ago 10 agree8 disagreeView comment

@ Kobe357

I'll take "What is journalism", Alex, for 500. And it's the Daily Double!!!

Sadly, modern game "journalism" has no clue, and I agree with what you said.

1960d ago 1 agree0 disagreeView comment

How many more "inside source" articles does Digital Foundry have? And how many more times are we going to believe them? It seems like all the negative Sony "inside sources" as well as all the positive Microsoft "inside sources" both flock to Digital Foundry, and neither end up being true.

Keep in mind, folks, that Digital Foundry was the site that claimed that a 4 Gig PS4 (before news hit that PS4 had 8 Gigs of RAM) was more powerful than an 8 Gi...

1960d ago 21 agree4 disagreeView comment

Anyone who says this is a bad thing either

a) doesn't know a thing about game engines, or
b) is being a snob

Havok has been in use for over 10 years. That Xbox One shooter everyone was going ga-ga over, Titanfall? Built in an engine from 2004.

"Engines" aren't something that need to change every generation.

1960d ago 36 agree9 disagreeView comment

Polygon has been a try-hard lately at the whole sexism debate (not that they're a trustworthy website anyway...) once they saw all the ad revenue Kotaku was getting from milking those topics.

Isn't it inherently sexist to assert oneself over what is or is not appropriate for a fictional, digital videogame woman to look like?

I mean, who's the sexist? The guy who invented the Pokeball or the "journalist" who insists a Pokeball is sexist b...

1960d ago 3 agree1 disagreeView comment

But what's the point of an exclusive if it sells the most on your console anyway? Fanboys made much ado about FF13 going multiplat and yet it sold nearly three times as much on PS3 as it did on 360. You think Metal Gear 5 being multiplat is going to hurt the PS3? After MGS4 (and the recent Legacy Collection) still being exclusive to PS3? It's like Mass Effect: yeah, it came out on PS3 eventually, but on which console did it sell the most? 360.

1961d ago 2 agree3 disagreeView comment

For what it's worth, not being willing to confirm or deny its exclusivity means - in my eyes - that it is probably exclusive or in the process of being locked down as an exclusive. Remember, CAPCOM is a mostly-multiplat company, but they DO make exclusives, and most other games have already been confirmed as exclusive or multiplat. For instance, immediately after the Final Fantasy 15 presentation, it was confirmed 14 was exclusive but 15 was multiplat. And Dead Rising 3? Immediately confi...

1961d ago 17 agree21 disagreeView comment

"they did pretty well at E3, even when they only showed like 1 new IP lol. "

A bit unfair. Unlike Microsoft, Sony showed off a lot of brand-new exclusives at their reveal, which took the edge off the showing of those same games at E3. How many exclusives were shown at Microsoft's May 21st reveal? Forza?

Now, in no way am I implying Microsoft's E3 showing was lame (even though everyone was focusing on *ahem* certain other now-improved issues)...

1961d ago 15 agree0 disagreeView comment

I hope this game sells quite well (even though I know it's a niche title).

A) We need more detailed non-anime art like this in the game industry. I'm not saying anime art is bad, but Dragon's Crown has a very "western" look to it in many ways, and it's nice to see a hand-drawn art style that isn't dripping with primary colors and oversized eyes

B) We need more "arcade revival" games. This game takes the old-school beat ...

1961d ago 8 agree3 disagreeView comment

For modding on consoles to work, it needs one key feature: reputation. I'm not saying this as a negative, but most modders want recognition for their work, and on PC they can get that through message boards, fan-feedback, and perhaps even land a job in the industry.

But on a console? It'll just be a sorted list of mods that people can download with little or no method to praise the creator.

1961d ago 6 agree2 disagreeView comment

Die-hard PC gamer here. Loved it since I first started learning to boot a .exe through MS-DOS command line when I was a little kid.

I don't really get the article, though. Who told me it was dead indeed? I haven't seen a "PC is dead" article since...well, quite awhile, at least not from any reputable website. I think most people understand PC gaming is fine. Ironically, we're probably about due for a "PC gaming is dead" article. I've seen m...

1961d ago 8 agree1 disagreeView comment

Hope the PC crowd enjoys it. Played it on my Vita and I liked it alot.

Actually, now that I think about it, the PC crowd will probably like it even more. This game is chock-full of internet may-mays that PC users are probably more likely to understand.

1961d ago 4 agree1 disagreeView comment

Jeez, I already own a PC with around 250 games read to play.

The article is about tablets, and my point is that unlike consoles, developers never attempt to "max out" a tablet because they know better hardware is just around the corner. The same applies to PCs, actually.

1961d ago 3 agree1 disagreeView comment

@ Gildarts

Thanks for the info about Sentient Team. Like I said, I never heard of Microsoft or Nintendo doing something like that, but it's good that MS is (still don't know about Ninty), since the results of such a program are pretty obvious when you look at the PS3 library.

1961d ago 18 agree1 disagreeView comment

EDIT: Dangit I ended up writing a blog-sized post just to reply. Sorry about that, man.

I love the concept of Kickstarter. So far I've KS'd Faster than Light, Shadowrun Returns, Wasteland 2, Banner Saga, Project Eternity, Star Citizen, and Torment. Only a few of these games are already out.

The way I view it, it's like a pre-order but with that (ultimately empty, but still fun) feeling of comraderie. Seeing those numbers go up makes you go "y...

1961d ago 4 agree0 disagreeView comment