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Speaking as a Canadian who has had to endure Sony's recent price hike, I offer a reason to adopt digital even if I personally don't want to opt into it fully.

Whenever I go out to buy a physical copy of any game now, I am charged $5 more than U.S. prices, plus 13% tax, and a $3 environmental fee. This means a game that should be $60 ends up costing up to $75.

These problems are completely eliminated by purchasing the game digitally. I was able to buy ...

848d ago 4 agree0 disagreeView comment

When things like this happen, there is really only one appropriate response.

Story Quality? - WTF?

Like this website? - No

848d ago 19 agree1 disagreeView comment

Actually Death, they said 3x stronger and never gave a time limit for it. But here's my question for you. If Microsoft never had a specific time frame set in mind, why did they try selling the Xbox One on the power of the cloud right at launch hmmm?

Seems pretty dishonest doesn't it?

MS: "Our console will be able to perform as though it were 3x more powerful than it is."

Gamers: "When? Right at launch? THAT'S AWESOM...

848d ago 9 agree0 disagreeView comment

@HacSawJimThugin: What's truly disrespectful is your use of a legendary wrestler's name in such a manner, and also your complete lack of respect for basic intelligence.

Ships fighting in the sky and dinosaurs walking is not "impressive use of the Cloud" since cloud tech isn't needed for that, and the A.I. in Titanfall is lame and you know it.

So, permit me to show disrespect by saying "the Cloud in Titanfall isn't impressive&quo...

848d ago 3 agree3 disagreeView comment

"Todays demo was real sh1t"

Oh it was some real s*** alright. Real s*** indeed.

"No console can match up to the power of the cloud!"

Guess that includes the Xbox One, considering it is a console.

You also need to stop sleeping with the Microsoft PR Handbook ok, you're scaring people.

"That is already steps above the competition, that has their flagship game, KZ: Shadowfall, on P2P...

849d ago 23 agree4 disagreeView comment

"Essentially you get the sh1tty cloudless version. Problemo solved!"

YAY! Let's play SimCity everyone! We all know how great that went right?

We as gamers love paying for incomplete games running on substandard hardware that needs BETTER hardware existing in another environment. I mean, it's so much fun paying full retail price for a game whose quality is dependent on a network connection and subject to the whims of latency, only to have the...

849d ago 27 agree3 disagreeView comment

Unholy_One: Ignorant as usual I see. PSNow is a streaming service.

Unless you can link me to a quote where a Sony executive stated that Playstation Now was going to be a cloud computing service designed to use the power of magic leprechauns, and dreams to make each Playstation 4 console as powerful as 3 Playstation 4 consoles?

No? Didn't think so.

@ Cloud fanboys (and funnily enough, NOT the Final Fantasy ones): What you saw today was in ...

849d ago 49 agree26 disagreeView comment

For one, I didn't say anything about PlaystationNow, so can we say "off topic?"

Two, PlaystationNow ISN'T doing the same thing. PlaystationNow is a game streaming service, not magic designed to compensate for the shortcomings of a weaker console like MS claims Azure is all about.

Nice try though.

849d ago 35 agree3 disagreeView comment

"To say nothing of MS recent Cloud demo that sent the nay-sayers into desperate excuse mode, "but, but, what if you don't have a good internet connection or electricity"

So a controlled, local demo that is not representative of real world conditions sent naysayers into desperate excuse mode?

Are you going to show which game on the Xbox One proves that the Cloud can make one Xbox One console as powerful as 3, because it sounds like you have ...

849d ago 53 agree4 disagreeView comment

It's like I said though, her departure reinforces the fact that the story can be changed without her, so I don't think it's a dynamic process. Maybe dialogue might be, but the overall story I don't think so.

849d ago 4 agree1 disagreeView comment

No they didn't. They haven't shown the Cloud making one Xbox One as powerful as 3 or more Xbox Ones like they claimed it could.

849d ago 55 agree24 disagreeView comment

She's a story writer. Her involvement in the game isn't as protracted as a programmer or artist's is. Any changes that need to be made can be made without her. There is absolutely no evidence to suggest that she was let go, especially since that would reinforce my point that they can make changes without her.

849d ago 4 agree2 disagreeView comment

She was with EA for 23 years. It's likely she joined Visceral because of familiarity not because she was kicked out.

849d ago 3 agree2 disagreeView comment

How many times does it have to be said that Sony has already addressed this?

They didn't like the way game development was going so they began a restructuring plan designed to streamline development so there are less complications and less money being needlessly spent.

People keep making mountains out of molehills. We have no idea as to why the people who chose to leave did so, only they know why.

849d ago 5 agree2 disagreeView comment

@annus: If you have to use quotations (which you should have instead of apostrophes) when you say story, then you've already answered your own question.

849d ago 3 agree0 disagreeView comment

Which is why I said "alleged" support. The announcement made it seem like the Amazon Fire would be getting AAA game support and we all know it won't.

850d ago 2 agree4 disagreeView comment

@coolbeans: Given my frequent presence in "social justice gaming" articles I am exposed to many opinions on this subject. And absolutely none give objective reasons why diversity is needed, just that it would be nice.

Even you yourself aren't giving a reason why it's needed and would be an improvement. Your entire argument can be reduced to "it'd be different."

Different doesn't necessarily mean better.


850d ago 1 agree1 disagreeView comment

It's a fact that Titanfall has the worst story ever because its story is non-existent.

Hell, don't even take my word for it.


OT: Second Son is an immensely beautiful game, especially when you come into contact with any use of the Neon powers beyond your own. Such beautiful colo...

850d ago 22 agree2 disagreeView comment

What makes me lol is that the Amazon Fire TV (ridiculous name btw) was announced with alleged support from big studios like Ubisoft and Activision, but is an Android based "entertainment device."

This thing is going to FLOP!

850d ago 3 agree6 disagreeView comment

The criticism didn't decrease, it just changed to what the Social Justice Warriors are whining about on any given day. Like how there aren't androgynous overweight characters to play as for example, or how being gay is somehow important to games.

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