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You'd be suprised...people have been complaining about the PS4 "taking so long" to boot, and it did it in 30 seconds. It seems people nowadays are constantly in a rush. It wouldn't bother me, but there are people who will look at this info and sigh.

1581d ago 4 agree0 disagreeView comment

Of course you can, you can have any outlandish configuration you want so long as you pay for it all. But you cannot match PS4 performance at it's $399 price point, you simply cannot do it, it's impossible.
The base hardware was mid-range PC parts, but it's heavily customised and has features that aren't available to PC users yet (soon, but not quite yet).
A single Titan costs more than the PS4 - significantly more - but you can't play a damn thing on just ...

1582d ago 4 agree2 disagreeView comment

Hey man....that fish AI alone makes the next gen upgrade worth it.
Seriously though, if you really want a slightly better version of the same game you already have, then by all means pay the £10 and upgrade and get some use out of your new console. Just don't expect a huge revolution until the series actually makes the full transition to the next gen and, perhaps, receives an overhaul.

1582d ago 1 agree0 disagreeView comment

There's no big conspiracy behind faulty consoles....they're just an inevitability when electronics are mass produced. Sucks to wait for so long and get a faulty unit, and I'm sure you get angry and want to blame somebody, but it's just that s**t happens.
No sabotage, no conspiracy, no pervasive threat to every console out's just faulty units that will be replaced with as little fuss as possible. I would say let's not blow things out of proportion ...

1582d ago 4 agree1 disagreeView comment

Steam machines are just PC' they have access to, literally, the largest line up of exclusives on ANY other platform. Why would Valve ever make a game exclusive to their OS? That cuts off a lot of potential buyers for no real reason. The OS doesn't actually make them any's going to be completely free, so what's the point of making a game exclusively for it? All you do is piss people off. Even if you say it's to sell the Steam Box...even then it reall...

1583d ago 5 agree0 disagreeView comment

Remember when unbelievably ridiculous hyperbole wasn't the norm in opinion pieces? Does Killzone suck? Resogun? Battlefield 4? Assassins Creed 4? Let's not be stupid about this....give me any of those games over Perfect Dark Zero or Motorstorm. Mario 64 and Halo were the exceptions rather than the rule.
Damn, my Megadrive came with Altered Beast for goodness about crappy launches.

1584d ago 0 agree2 disagreeView comment

Yay....a title telling people how they should be spending THEIR OWN money. That's not a click-bait tactic at all.

Yes, of course early adoption is a risk. But frankly, any launch that has games like Assassin's Creed 4 and Battlefield 4 as a part of it is not exactly a weak one. Yes, they're on other consoles and on PC, but that matters little when you want the latest hardware.

Without early adopters, consoles fail. As for the stuff about annou...

1584d ago 1 agree0 disagreeView comment

There were 200+ reviews on Amazon, with about 40-50 unverified owners. It's also possible that some of the "verified purchasers" ordered and then cancelled quickly in order to show up as a purchaser.
A lot of the reviews aren't just normal angry complaints, the fanboy nonsense is easily detectable. It's not most reports like Yo Mama says, but there is an element of fanboyism in some of the negative reviews.
Hell, one of them gave it one star because his...

1584d ago 6 agree4 disagreeView comment

Utterly absurd, and you clearly haven't a clue what you're talking about regarding the failure rates of electrical appliances. Your one bubble is more than deserved.

1584d ago 8 agree0 disagreeView comment

The industry "standard" for this sort of mass product launch is a 3% failure rate.
So far, the PS4 is well within that limit. That doesn't change the fact that it sucks for those affected, and I'd hope that everyone affected is at least dealt with properly by customer services. The fuss being kicked up on some sites, and by many of the reviewers on Amazon who are not verified purchasers, is more than a little sad. Scaremongering is pretty pathetic. I expect the s...

1584d ago 2 agree3 disagreeView comment

It's too friendly in feels weird. Kinect sucks. There, that should get somebody going. ;)

1587d ago 3 agree2 disagreeView comment

He's an analyst....he's paid to open his mouth. The fact that he's roughly 50/50 (that's being generous) and that the average shmo could get the same frequency of prediction through guesswork is neither here nor there it seems.

1588d ago 9 agree2 disagreeView comment

Already have done Pachter. Thing is, gamers will only put money down for stuff when there's games they want to play on the thing.
The WiiU has some top class games already....but not the big guns that people really want. New 3D Mario is coming, then we have Smash Bros., then Mario Kart, then a New Zelda. There should also be a new Metroid and F-Zero, but Nintendo are a bit slow on the uptake.
Add in Bayonetta 2, Donkey Kong and then something like Wii Fit U, then you...

1588d ago 4 agree1 disagreeView comment

Why would you ever want to interrupt a game or show to take a Skype call? Why would you ever be watching a show and playing a game at the same time as well? You can't concentrate fully on either.

I can see voice commands being useful when you have a lot of digital games and scrolling through them is a chore, or even issuing squad commands in a game. Anything else? A button is more immediate.

1588d ago 5 agree8 disagreeView comment

Actually, there were reports from numerous sites that stated a 100% success rate with the PS4 voice system, while also stating a 25% failure rate with Kinect when used by a Microsoft rep - sometimes he had to say the same command at least 4 times.

And what's better? You don't even need the camera to use voice control with the PS4...the bundled headset is enough.

1588d ago 12 agree5 disagreeView comment

Like when Microsoft "copied" the Eyetoy for Kinect? Welcome to the games industry....where ideas are copied, patents run out and the people that actually work at the big 3 companies aren't actually mortal enemies.
They will take the occasional pot-shot to market to fanboy types....but at the end of the day, they all shake their heads at the venom and bile spewed by their customers and go back to quietly doing business with each other behind the scenes.
Look at t...

1588d ago 18 agree3 disagreeView comment

The feet are on the right side because that's where the majority of the weight of the console is. It will NOT be a problem if the console is not prodded very specifically on it's left side. I actually struggle to fathom why anyone would actually do that in the first place?
If it really bothers you, an adhesive rubber pad will sort out the "problem".

Gamers will complain about something like this, but Battlefield 4 continues to suffer game breaking ...

1588d ago 1 agree0 disagreeView comment

I always see people talking about asymmetrical sticks being more comfortable....and I've never quite gotten why? It wasn't said around the time of the original Xbox, it's only something that really came into being with the advent of the 360 controller.
I think people have been fooled into praising asymmetrical sticks for the comfort of the 360 pad, when it was actually just the ergonomics of the pad being really, really good.
I've seen people try to argue th...

1589d ago 1 agree3 disagreeView comment

Why would you want that? That's just dumb...stop wishing for crap that will inconvenience other gamers. Preference is fine, let's just not be stupid about it.

For me, right now, the Xbox One just isn't worth it. Has some interesting looking games, but MS' attitude towards first party exclusives last gen was telling - they near abandoned them. They had their big guns - Halo, Gears and Forza - but not much else. Sony had (and still have) a lot of studios wo...

1591d ago 1 agree1 disagreeView comment

Why do you care so much about how much they made? I see this sort of nonsense all the time from people...."It made money, so your complaints are irrelevent".
Nope, sorry, not how it works. Appeal to authority on the basis of financial success is more than a little sad. You shouldn't care about that, ypou should care about the fact that the developers have released a shoddy, unoptimised game. And while they were doing that, they were taking the easy way out and reski...

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