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kalkano (User)

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"The modern gaming industry thrives on deception, and mental manipulation."

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The last one I bought is Madden '12. The new ones are still too restrictive. #1
14h ago by kalkano | View comment
Will you call it a "great number" if XV continues the decline and only sells ~4 million? At what point do you stop and notice that each game is selling less and less? #2.2.5
23h ago by kalkano | View comment
I really liked their Final Fantasy retrospective that they did a few years ago. That guy had a good "documentary voice". Someone should snap him up quick. #13
23h ago by kalkano | View comment
As I said, "if they take it too far". I was basically saying they need to tread carefully.

Also, if customers lose interest in buying Intel products as they're designed, THEY go bankrupt. #1.3.1
1d 18h ago by kalkano | View comment
I'm currently playing a turn-based game that features characters shooting themselves in the head to unleash their powers...I must only not want to kill myself because it's turn-based. ROFL! ;)

I fail to see how anything related to action games would make someone suicidal. At least when these studies were claiming that they made people generally violent, you could see that the games themselves were violent. But, here, how many action games even feature any sort of... #9
1d 18h ago by kalkano | View comment
Those days are over. SquareEnix matters less and less every day. #8
1d 23h ago by kalkano | View comment
Except, what you mean by "narrow", is really "different than yours", no matter how much you deny it. #9.1.1
1d 23h ago by kalkano | View comment
"FFXII wasn't turn based either and it's one of the highest rated and best selling entries in the franchise."

Uh...the game that shows a clear drop off in sales for the franchise? Yeah...

"Final Fantast completely revamping its battle system with every numbered installment is why it's grown to be an even globally bigger franchise than Dragon Quest."

If that were true, sales would be growing, not dropping off a... #2.2.3
3d ago by kalkano | View comment
I don't see why motherboard manufacturers would be under any obligation to comply. And, frankly, if Intel goes too far with this, they'll be in lawsuit territory. #1
3d ago by kalkano | View comment
The genre of the Final Fantasy franchise is turn-based RPG. Final Fantasy XV's genre is action-RPG.

To say that turn-based RPGs and action-RPGs are the same genre is asinine. #2.2.1
3d ago by kalkano | View comment
"Sony's biggest IPs now are all Western focus and not to mentioned those heavy FPS marketing deals."

And it's not just Sony, and that's exactly why console sales in Japan plummeted. #5.1
3d ago by kalkano | View comment
I had never heard someone say something bad about A Link to the Past before this video. #6
3d ago by kalkano | View comment
"so yes if you're a hoarder/collector who likes/needs a shelf full of 1-10+ year old games that you may play,as well as 1-5+ different consoles keep doing what you're doing."

Okay.

"I'll buy games as i wish, sell them when am bored an play them again cheaper when i want down the line."

Okay. #4.2
3d ago by kalkano | View comment
Actually, I think he's advertising. The article reads like it was paid for by Sony. #5.1
3d ago by kalkano | View comment
"while the Xbox 360 was the last-generation king"

? That would be the Wii. Even if you want to discount the Wii, PS3 outsold 360. 360 came in last. #13
3d ago by kalkano | View comment
"Service"

That word, when used in reference to gaming, sends me running away screaming... #3
3d ago by kalkano | View comment
Reinventing it's battle system? Yes.

Changing genres? No.

When you change genres, people jump ship. #2.1
3d ago by kalkano | View comment
While I agree that a single gender party is not the end of the world. X-2 was a terrible game that sold on brand recognition. The brand recognition for Final Fantasy at this point in time, is a negative thing. #1.1
3d ago by kalkano | View comment
Final Fantasy. Square needs to remember what made the franchise successful in the first place, and it was NOT selling to the same group of people that were buying stuff like Metal Gear, Tomb Raider, Call of Duty, etc. Those people are NEVER going to be interested in Final Fantasy, regardless of what it presents itself as!

Final Fantasy created an entirely new demographic of gamers. It's a demographic that almost no one is currently taking advantage of. There's an... #1
3d ago by kalkano | View comment
Only quality (at LEAST mid-tier) turn-based RPGs will make me jump. And, I don't buy a system until I want at least 3 games for it.

Edit: Sports games MAY have an impact on me as well, but I need MLB: The Show to fully implement Sounds of the Show on PS4 (NO SPOTIFY), and NHL to also implement custom soundtracks like they had on PS3. I need Madden to re-implement CPU vs CPU in offline franchise mode, and implement custom soundtracks. <-- I expect exactly NONE of tho... #9
3d ago by kalkano | View comment
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