dennett316 (User)

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They didn't try a traditional Banjo....just some vehicle based game that was mediocre in comparison. Banjo Threeie would turn some heads. #3.1.1
249d ago by dennett316 | View comment
No, other countries do as well. Both terms are absolutely fine, the name "soccer" was invented by the people who created the rules of the game way back when.
We in the UK call it football because it's our main ball sport. Rugby is actually called Rugby Football. American Football is actually called Gridiron Football, Australia has a version called Australian Rules Football...they are all variations of the same basic concept. Each region has their dominant form, and... #6.1.1
251d ago by dennett316 | View comment
It's this kind of thinking that damages the industry and leads to dev closures due to over-reaching with dreams of matching the numbers of established franchises that appeal to a wider audience than your game can manage.
Remember when Capcom threw everything at Resident Evil 6 in an attempt to capture the Call of Duty audience? Remember how they sold nearly 7 million copies and they still considered that a disappointment due to hiring a staff of 600 to work on the game, spending... #12
251d ago by dennett316 | View comment
It's far from easy to port from PS4 to One...especially if the developer has used a deferred renderer, which the ESRAM in the One struggles to cope with at higher resolutions. The architectures are broadly similar, but there's a fair few compromises when bringing games to the One...ESRAM size, the allowance for Kinect (which devs can choose to forego at the expense of some Kinect function), weaker GPU etc.
Porting from One to PS4 should be easier though. #5.2
251d ago by dennett316 | View comment
They've sold more than the 360 did at the same point in it's life time. That being said, the 360 was severely supply constrained for many, many months after it's initial release. I remember I pre-ordered mine from a local Blockbuster store that had 15 pre-orders, yet they only received a single Premium console on launch day, with about 3 Core's in case anyone wanted those instead.
The One is saturated in stores around the world, hence the pretty large discounting to... #3.2
251d ago by dennett316 | View comment
This doesn't ring true at all - from what we've heard of Sony from developers since the reveal of the console, to how the news of the exclusivity deal was broken, this in no way comes off like a Bayonetta 2/Nintendo situation where the development was saved by them.
They're trying to say that Respawn - headed up by the guys who were responsible for an unbelievable run of sales success with Call of Duty - couldn't get the financing to finish a game with such little cont... #67
253d ago by dennett316 | View comment
The graphics are nothing special though bunt....hardly "next gen". It's not ugly or anything, but Ryse is a more impressive looking game (though lacking slightly in the gameplay department by all accounts). #6.1.3
256d ago by dennett316 | View comment
Respawn wanted to take on CoD and Destiny....EA cut them off at the knees with that exclusivity deal. You can bet they won't make the same mistake with the sequel unless MS throw ungodly amounts of money at them...but even that may not be as important as market share.

The sequel needs more content and more actual single player campaign in order to build the world more effectively. Perhaps even a separate co-op campaign too, or they risk being left beh... #4.2
256d ago by dennett316 | View comment
I think it's more than "not bad" considering the hardware differences. 512mb of RAM + EDRam vs 8gig + ESram, faster CPU than the One but less advanced overall and with less cores, and a much weaker GPU. Bluepoint Games deserve to be commended on the job they did. #2.2
256d ago by dennett316 | View comment
One way to look at all these deals....great for the potential consumer.
Another more cynical way...damn, lots of places are having to cut a lot off these systems in order to actually shift them.

MS, you need to drastically reduce the price. Best way to do that? Give people what they want, a Kinect free version of the console for £250 with Titanfall. Cut that price, cut the peripheral that many people resent having to pay for, and watch that user base grow.
256d ago by dennett316 | View comment
ESRAM is not a win, it's a compromise, and not a very effective one due to its limited size. Considering what they ended up charging for the system on release, it really should have had DDR5 RAM like the PS4.
Whether it was penny-pinching or just a lack of foresight, MS ballsed up the internals of their machine in order to fund Kinect, which is ultimately near useless for gaming beyond some voice commands and the novelty of logging in via scanning your face. #56
264d ago by dennett316 | View comment
Yes...that's the point. Honing it and whittling it down to achieve the fastest time possible, how else do you expect it to work? #3.1
273d ago by dennett316 | View comment
I wish people would stop with this kind of stuff. Even if not intended to be so, it very much comes off as shilling artificial hype....the industry has enough of that coming from the publishers without the "journalists" doing it as well.
I'll be excited on my own thanks....I don't need other people trying to cheer-lead from the sidelines telling me to get hyped. Call it an opinion piece all you like, the ultimate effect is pushing the advertising of those games on... #2
278d ago by dennett316 | View comment
Good....Kinect is a waste of a developer, no matter who that developer is. Rare is not what it once was, but seeing them create another Banjo title in the traditional style would be great to see. #19
283d ago by dennett316 | View comment
You are extremely defensive. If you want to ask why PS4 is being brought into this, may want to check the text above which mentions "crushing it's competition - namely the PS4".
A game with screen tearing and a low resolution of 792p combined with frameskips, and significant lag issues while online does nothing to show off the Xbox One or Azure in any way. Azure is supposed to be handling NPC AI and allowing extra processing to go towards other elements of the game, ye... #1.2.1
289d ago by dennett316 | View comment
And then Konami decided the series suddenly needed to appeal to Western audiences more...despite the fact they appealed perfectly well to the West before they started messing with the formula and trying to make the series combat oriented.
Such a pity that so many Japanese devs have lost their way in an effort to "appeal to the West", when their quirkiness and charm was what made their games appeal to us in the first place. #3.1.1
308d ago by dennett316 | View comment
The movie industry has the mainstream appeal to withstand those kinds of attacks for featuring that kind of material...I don't think the games industry does. That's not fair - of course it isn't - but I think it's entirely understandable. Pundits will stand up for artistic integrity of movies, not so much games.

Besides, with the "quality" of writing in many games nowadays, I really don't think there's anyone qualified enough to cover those... #4
308d ago by dennett316 | View comment
Cliffy is a clown who hates used games, hence this dumba$$ assertion. Screw trying to create a game that people won't want to trade in, screw creating compelling and new experiences and extra, substantial content afterwards that will keep gamers, much better to act like a spoiled little twerp and try to railroad the industry down a path that doesn't benefit consumers. A path where people are stuck with rubbish games and can get nothing back for them, a path where re... #14
310d ago by dennett316 | View comment
If this is the lengths that someone has to go to in order to find good news for the Wii U, then you know Nintendo screwed up royal. And I say that as a Wii U owner who sits frustrated while Nintendo continue to drag their feet and not even try to do the things necessary (price drop, actually market the damn console and games, sort out their accounts system and make things more convenient for end users) to turn things around.
Iwata - as loveable as the guy is - should go, they need so... #13
316d ago by dennett316 | View comment
Titanfall looks decent fun, but multiplayer isn't really my thing. I prefer solid single player titles, with multiplayer being a nice little bonus if I want to dip into it.
I'd have liked Titanfall to be on PS4 for others, but we'll just have to wait for the sequel - assuming EA doesn't also broker an exclusivity deal for that one too. #3.5.4
318d ago by dennett316 | View comment
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