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Nintendo don't make kids games...they make "family" games. That's an important distinction. Anyone who is secure enough within themselves to not care about seeming "Immature" for playing colourful games would be absolutely fine playing the Wii U.
All the teenagers that are desperate to seem mature and gravitate towards brainless, repetitive gore-fests while blathering about how "adult" they are can feel free to miss out on some great games. Eve... #18
189d ago by dennett316 | View comment
Kinect is great for a dancing game, where the accuracy only has to be so good. For anything else, it becomes an exercise in frustration and is NEVER even close to good enough to replace a controller.
For games, Kinect is nearly useless. It's great at collecting data that would be useful to advertisers though....funny that. Almost like that was why it was originally going to be forced to be turned on at all times or something...selling that data would've meant big money for... #8
194d ago by dennett316 | View comment
People have been killed for less, sadly. I knew a guy who was stabbed to death over £5. #10.2
194d ago by dennett316 | View comment
I liked 3 for what it was, but what it was was a dumbed down version of Fable 2. What I got was a partially finished game that I think was rushed out the door...how else do you explain that awful King mode? Skipped forward so quickly it was barely even worth bothering with...and they had the cheek to claim that it was half the game. Nonsense.

Still has the same Fable charm, but the story is over too quickly, it's a much easier game than even Fable 2, and it's dumbe... #2
194d ago by dennett316 | View comment
You can't kill kids in GTA games, never mind rape them. Besides, there's a false equivalence at work in your argument. Defeating enemies - killing them - is a staple of video games. There are some bizarre games where the point is to rape women...but GTA is not, and never has been, one of those games. It's deeply satirical, and sexual assault of that kind is not something that would ever feature in the game, morally first, but also because it'd serve no traditional game fun... #9.1.2
194d ago by dennett316 | View comment
Because everyone has different standards. What's "so much fun" for you might not be enough for other people. You're not wrong for liking it, but don't try to imply that others are somehow strange or ungrateful for not sharing that sentiment. #19.1
196d ago by dennett316 | View comment
Unrealistic expectations that were generated by the publishers, their marketing department, and sites like IGN in the gaming press who now, seemingly, act like another branch of that hype machine instead of actually providing critique and consumer advice like they're supposed to.

Yes, some gamers get carried away and get swept up in the hype, but let's not forget just who got the hype train going and exactly why they did it. #22
196d ago by dennett316 | View comment
Just because YOU didn't experience problems, doesn't mean they don't exist. Quit being so defensive. #6.1.2
200d ago by dennett316 | View comment
What a doormat attitude that is. Why shouldn't someone complain when a product isn't up to snuff? Are you nuts? You don't have to blindly accept any old thing that's thrown your way, and you'd do Bungie a disservice if you did. They need constructive feedback, they'd welcome it, it's how they'll be able to improve things and make their games better. #15.1
200d ago by dennett316 | View comment
You shouldn't be thanking them for what should be a bare minimum requirement. It says a lot that standards are so low for these kinds of launches that someone would actively thank a developer for doing what they're supposed to be doing anyway.
I don't thank manufacturers when my products work...they're supposed to work. If they don't, that's a problem that needs to be rectified and complaints need to be made.
Only gamers feel the need to excuse stuff... #17
200d ago by dennett316 | View comment
"Look at his iconic grey shirt, and his iconic middle finger. And lest we forget his iconic beard. ICONIC!! Everything we make is iconic!!! Pre-order the Iconic Icon DLC today!!! We're not desperate!" - Ubisoft Press Release. #32
208d ago by dennett316 | View comment
Pretty good article...and I do like that the writer was self-aware enough to realise that this sort of trip for journos is a pretty big problem. And it is.

EA won't pressure people into being nice about their game, but they will make sure to treat the writers well, take them on an expensive trip and fill their heads with positive and fun memories. How can that positivity NOT affect the coverage of the game that follows...at least on a subconscious level?

216d ago by dennett316 | View comment
A big fat cheque was probably the primary motivator. #8
217d ago by dennett316 | View comment
What a pointless article...
"This game still looks great today....provided you change and upgrade pretty much everything about it". Yeah, not quite the same as something from the 16 bit era still looking appealing today, is it?
Vanilla Doom 3 was a technical showcase at the time of release, but it dated rather quickly due to an ugly art style. #4
238d ago by dennett316 | View comment
We're not all you. All the games you list other than Gears for a few years will exist on the new consoles. Better versions of them too, that don't run like a$$.
I have no doubt if you were around back then, you'd have said "I'm just fine with my VHS" while DVD led to a massively improved home experience for movies.
Being a Luddite must absolutely suck. #10.1
250d ago by dennett316 | View comment
Welcome to nearly every console launch...ever. PS2 struggled for games, so did 360 and PS3 until the transition away from the previous gen was finally made. It happens every single time, and every single time, people keep forgetting and keep acting surprised that the best game for a console is not out in it's 1st year.
That never happens....if it did, then your console was a failure because games are supposed to get better as the devs get used to things and figure out how to squ... #11
250d ago by dennett316 | View comment
I personally don't think they have the best exclusives, and frankly, they have a lot to prove on that front after last generation where the exclusives were few and far between in the last few years, while Sony kept pumping them out on PS3 all the way to the "end" (by that, I mean the PS3 isn't dead yet).
Of the exclusives we know about so far, Quantum Break holds the most interest to me by far. Hopefully, like Alan Wake, it'll end up on the PC at some point beca... #7
252d ago by dennett316 | View comment
Games nowadays often have corporate tie ins and sponsorships, product placement, excessive DLC and micro-transactions, special editions etc.
Their earning potential is more than enough, even in the AAA space. The problem in the games industry is the increasing staleness of AAA titles as they all look to be the same as the big hitters who have carved out their own identity over the years - Call of Duty, GTA etc. - rather than take a risk and come up with something new or fresh.
253d ago by dennett316 | View comment
Main menu and Snap? If not Snap for the two squares, then at least allowing you to select which window you want if you have a couple of apps open. #20
258d ago by dennett316 | View comment
The base game is already better than Watch Dogs. An even nicer looking version of it will just establish that even more. #8.1
262d ago by dennett316 | View comment
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