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It's a bummer there's no B.C. but the change in architecture had to be made, it simply had to. The PS3 was too complicated to get the most out of, and that led to multi-platform games that were inferior to the Xbox 360 versions.
The current hardware choice was made in order to make things easy for developers to get the most out of the hardware, by making it as familiar as it can be while also being able to keep costs down for themselves after over reaching with the PS3 and lo... #9
460d ago by dennett316 | View comment
Emulators. By the time comes when all PS3 consoles have stopped working, PC's will easily be powerful enough to emulate the PS3 hardware.

Or, more likely, we will all have great internet bandwidth and games are available on a Netflix-like streaming service to be played whenever you like so long as you have a subscription. #4.1.1
460d ago by dennett316 | View comment
I would love to have another viable console that I could buy. But so long as Kinect is in there, as well as a focus on nonsense TV features that I care nothing for and don't even work in my region, then the Xbox One will never be a viable console. It is simply too expensive for what is left once I disregard the crap I don't need. And exclusives wise, it offers nothing as of yet which blows me away.
Halo, Gears and Forza are good games, I know this, they just don't do... #1.1.38
467d ago by dennett316 | View comment
Ditch Kinect. Beef up the specs. Build a mic and basic camera into the controller for voice controls and skype usage, and rely on Smartglass for browsing the UI and using the TV functions if they must be kept. Ideally I'd ditch that notion as well, but it's the one thing that separates the One from the PS4, so could be worth keeping. If they wanted a gimmicky way to sign into the console, then a thumb print scanner on the controller would have worked nicely in that regard.
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470d ago by dennett316 | View comment
It's been out a week...it's a little early to be calling a series irrelevant or claiming it's the worst anything ever. It's clear you have a dislike of the series...I'm just not sure why you seem to have the hostility towards it that you do. #20.1
472d ago by dennett316 | View comment
Honestly....this kind of thing just makes the PC gaming scene seem SO damn insecure and needy. They've got to constantly lord it over consoles - "Yeah, what you've got is OK, but on PC everything is better". It's a common theme, people talk about a console game, or compare one console with another, but there's got to be a PC gamer sticking their oar in and talking about how thousands of dollars of upgrades have a $400 next-gen console beaten in terms of graphics an... #18
472d ago by dennett316 | View comment
I love Nintendo but man, Reggie, what a dumb thing to say when your company had to publicly apologise for the lack of WiiU games being produced.
There are now some fine games available on the WiiU, but it's been out for a year now, and the number of truly damn good games is still disturbingly small. Plenty of hamstrung 3rd party titles and old games re-released like Deus Ex though.

In saying all that, my copy of Super Mario 3D World is making it's way to me s... #26
473d ago by dennett316 | View comment
What info could you possibly need SO badly that you'd have to stop your game to get it? And really, couldn't you just whip out your phone and look stuff up if need be?

Plus, PS4 has multi-tasking as well. You could switch between a game and the browser with a double tap of the home button - a browser which currently performs much faster than the Xbox browser BTW. It doesn't "snap" to the corner of the screen, but it's still easy to do. #11.1
475d ago by dennett316 | View comment
Not yet they haven't. It may well be patched eventually, but how long is anyone's guess. MS didn't think about that sort of issue though, way too US-centric. Bit of a mistake though considering the UK was a huge market for them last gen. Seems strange to overlook something like that. #8.1
475d ago by dennett316 | View comment
Ahh, the old "You're too poor" gambit. If only it made any sense whatsoever to pay more money for a significantly less powerful console....why pay more, for less performance?

It's like paying Ferarri money to drive home in a Mini Cooper. I have no doubt you're the type that spends hundreds of dollars on content packs for free to play games - more money than brains. #1.3.1
475d ago by dennett316 | View comment
The only function of Kinect useful for UI navigation is voice - and that shouldn't need Kinect to accomplish. Using gestures to navigate menus is a real pain in the behind.

And frankly, the Xbox UI wouldn't need voice control at all if it wasn't so cluttered with so much wasted space and tiles you don't necessarily want on your front page. #3.2.1
475d ago by dennett316 | View comment
The Playstation Camera is indeed, less technically sophisticated. Thing is, it doesn't need to be overly tech heavy because it's main function is to work with Move controllers, and the light bar on the DS4. The reason for that is simple - a camera as a replacement for a controller simply doesn't work. It just doesn't. It's not precise enough, or fast enough to respond quick enough for anything but the most undemanding of party and dance games.
And every time so... #2.1.1
475d ago by dennett316 | View comment
No, they are not, in themselves, bad. But this being the games industry, how many are choosing to use them, the prices involved, and the games they're being used in, most certainly are.

A full priced retail game should have no micro-transactions....period. DLC add-ons are one thing, but charging people for what are effectively cheat codes is as greedy and grasping as it gets.
Even worse when you see a developer alter the progression of a game from it's previ... #24
476d ago by dennett316 | View comment
They should not be for anyone who had to pay $60/£40-50 on a game....a full priced retail game should be a complete experience. If your game is so boring that you're trying to get people to pay you to skip huge chunks of it, then you're doing something wrong somewhere along the line.

And we see devs changing the way games play in order to tempt people to part with more cash, and those changes are NEVER for the better, ruining the core experience.

477d ago by dennett316 | View comment
Bull....the install base for current gen consoles is still huge, and next gen versions both sold very well on their respective systems considering the lower install base.
Fact is, less people want your game because it's stale as month old bread....and it's not made by Treyarch, who are far better at disguising that fact than Infinity Ward now are. #10
477d ago by dennett316 | View comment
It's clearly not true....you can still get Day One editions at some locations as they frequently have popped up on shopping deal websites.

I do get the logic in saying it is though....it gives the impression that it's a hot item in high demand. It may put off a few from looking for one, but in many more it will hype them up a little and make them anticipate getting their hands on one in the future. #8
477d ago by dennett316 | View comment
Just wait until external USB 3 drives are supported. You can get any size you want (not restricted to 2.5"), USB 3 is almost as fast as an internal SATA II, and you won't void your warranty.
Also, with a single system update, they could detect a non-standard internal drive and ban you from Live or something. Not worth the time and effort. #22
481d ago by dennett316 | View comment
I can think of nothing more pathetic than this one star review nonsense on a console you don't like...it's a sign of deep issues in whoever does it. The Xbox One isn't for me for a variety of reasons, and I will give my opinions on the system's shortcomings on forums and the like. But to actually clutter up the customer reviews section - which is supposed to be about detailing the product experience to help other users - is a step too far.

The US PS4 launch... #17
481d ago by dennett316 | View comment
Because the user base of the 360 would be far higher, and wouldn't stall the series' momentum with relatively poorer sales on a new platform. #7
483d ago by dennett316 | View comment
Greed...plain and simple greed. Created to capitalise on those with more money than sense that WILL pay this idiotic amount for an in-game item. The type of people who are buying an Xbox One purely because it's more expensive, and thus, must be better. Not to mention the obsessive compulsive types who just have to have the best items right away. In a sense, they're taking advantage of these people and their skewed perspectives.
Merchandising and ads isn't enough for th... #4
483d ago by dennett316 | View comment
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