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^I think they technically did for GTA 3, as it was the developer that eventually became Rockstar North (after GTA III's ridiculous success, it was DMA studios or something before that). Things were different with coverage back then, but I thought they were there to announce it during Sony's PS2 thing...but as a true 3rd party.

But yeah, ever since the initial 'modern' GTA game hit that big...they don't officially waste time with venues like that, and jus...

6d ago 0 agree0 disagreeView comment

but, who that is relevant still questions it? I get that people say it, but it's always more of a misunderstanding of the definition of art, than anything to really take seriously.

When people say 'that's not art', they usually refer to paintings and play writes from hundreds of years ago...what they ALWAYS leave out is that the people that absorbed said content when it was new...did it as a form of entertainment; an escape from day to day w/e...societies ab...

10d ago 0 agree0 disagreeView comment

Well GTAV definitely has over '100 things to do', so would make the list on that metric, but I guess the list only focuses on traditional rpg like mechanics or something.

Not sure of its accuracy, though. Oblivion has over 200 'quests', Morrowind had over 400...Neither are on this list...so...?

11d ago 0 agree0 disagreeView comment

and BF3...and BF4...any of those could've been WW3 more or less

11d ago 0 agree0 disagreeView comment

out of curiosity, what exactly is being said that's so 'racist'? That's a serious question, I don't do social media at all, and don't follow cosplay stuff at all...but I'm immediately wondering if racist and 'not Tifa' are one in the same because of how the internet works currently.

the girl is gorgeous. She doesn't need to 'prove' anything to anyone. She could wear little clothing, post pictures of it, and get as many hits as...

12d ago 6 agree2 disagreeView comment

I agree with the list overall, but one thing has bothered me since last May...

Doom '16's story is not 'absolute garbage'...The story of the game, and how it is told, and what it lets you do as a player...is the back bone for the entire theme. It's subtle, and not forced on players, and can be skipped...and that is something that most of the gaming media continues to 'not get', yet the plot points and reasoning behind everything, are more well wr...

14d ago 3 agree0 disagreeView comment

That's the same disjointed argument that always happens with anything digital.

Terms like 'product', and the idea of tangbibility around organized data...is why it's such a complex problem...lastly, finding a copy of something no longer for sale...vs....one released less than 3 months ago...is such a different topic why even bother?

Businesses have to prove damages, and prove it through lost revenues...The supporting side of piracy has had...

14d ago 3 agree8 disagreeView comment

people freaked out about this with Doom last year...The release was surprisingly stable on all platforms, and was a strong GOTY contender across the board.

I'm not interested in Prey specifically, but as a policy, I don't find anything wrong with it. Or at least I don't find it any reason for concern in the context of the released quality. Gaming media has had decades to get their shat together overall, and failed to do so. The argument of them being the gatekee...

25d ago 4 agree2 disagreeView comment

@lightning...

I'm not sure what you mean, exactly...

Originally, Call of Duty heavily focused on different fronts of WWII from the perspective of various allied soldiers. I don't think any of them were 'just' Americans. They localize languages for all kinds of reasons, but literally everything you mentioned in your first post was in CoD 2. It opened as a direct rip from Enemy at the Gates (your russian sniper name was even 'Vassili'...

25d ago 0 agree0 disagreeView comment

Do people still think physical games 'sell out'...?

Pre-ordering exists for financial reasons, 'gamers' keep falling for it...Pre-ordered sales allow publishers to book liquid asset's against low risk liabilities with accurate revenues within fiscal quarters that a game does not release in...they stabilize the 'red, red, red, black' issue that many industries face (as in, they have a single profitable quarter per year that hopefully makes up for ...

25d ago 0 agree0 disagreeView comment

^I hate these topics, and i'm not taking sides...but:

gender, by definition, is a social awareness of reproductive state...not a biological one (that is simply an organism's 'sex'). So, to be fair, a person's gender is very much up for debate, and not that simple in the context of the definition...

The science of 'sex' is locked solid...no debating that...gender, however, is whatever popular opinion wants it to be. A small, but...

28d ago 5 agree2 disagreeView comment

The ancient memory argument simply won't die...

the memory pool is just an illustration of how much information a computer can have 'ready' to be calculated...Scorpio still has a cpu originally intended to run on a battery (it literally is a low TDP laptop part)...

but seriously...w/e, this is nothing new...a dev comes out and claims limitless power because of big amounts of memory feeding a very dated processor...and it's great news as fa...

29d ago 4 agree3 disagreeView comment

The xbox brand did not have the 'highest rated exclusives' of last generation, as many have mentioned...

It's best titles were ALL available on PC (some day and date, some outside of a specific window like Gears), save Halo 3.

That resulted in MS's community moving the goal posts with the first ever notion of 'console exclusive' or w/e they called it.

As it stands...the highest rated true exclusive the Xbox brand...

33d ago 0 agree0 disagreeView comment

I didn't really find TF2 to be underrated as much as simply forgotten.

Granted, I pay attention to about 15% of overall gaming media...from what I remember TF2 and Doom went toe to toe for FPS of the year without much struggle. Doom barely edged out TF2 with Giantbomb for shooter of the year, which then went on for runner up to goty...TF2 barely being topped by a title that went on to almost win it all is very respectable...

but yeah, in between BF1 a...

34d ago 0 agree0 disagreeView comment

I've felt GG was one of the world's best developers, as far as rendering tech goes, since early 2009...

but ND runs an extremely close second.

If I had to pick a single game that highlighted the best of the best visually from last gen...it would be killzone 2, with uncharted 2 running a very close second. I think Uncharted 2 was overall the better game, but as far as the tech related to the visuals, and what was accomplished with lighting and ani...

38d ago 2 agree0 disagreeView comment

@Greg:

I'm not talking about content. I never was. That is the problem with topics like this; console focused individuals want to talk about hardware until blue in the face, but then fall out of the conversation as soon as realistic comparisons are made against the 'claims' of how powerful a console is...and resort back to 'well, PC doesn't have any exclusives, so...' Oddly enough, this was a thread about MS's upcoming device, having nothing to d...

39d ago 0 agree0 disagreeView comment

believe what ever you want, people...

but claiming a GPU that has been confirmed to fall in line between an AMD R9 280x and 290x...is somehow 'almost' a modern 1080 for no other reason than being in a console...I simply don't know what to say...

and that is without even touching on the cpu driving it...

Yeah, MS handed over some hardware with a single testable piece of 1st party software sharing assets with a renderer that w...

39d ago 6 agree9 disagreeView comment

A 1080Ti can't do native 4k across every game, it struggles to hold 30 fps on GR wildlands, which is currently packed in with the card...

that card is more than a PS4 and PS4 Pro...combined (price wise, haha...and even more so performance wise)...Sony full well knew 4k 'was coming'...they also knew the rendering performance to do it still isn't close to main stream, nor are the costs associated...

the only thing with this gen that frustrat...

40d ago 2 agree1 disagreeView comment

I don't understand why people think developers are most concerned with 'maximum performance' for their particular game...

The original PS4 is by far the most popular chunk of hardware in consumer hands right now...developers will have literally no issue continuing to build software for it, especially considering the installed base keeps rising, and development costs keep falling...

developers aren't at all concerned about the PS4 holding a...

40d ago 2 agree2 disagreeView comment

Everything you guys are saying is correct, but objectively...it IS the most complicated generation ever, arguably. That's what people are ignoring. It's not 'that' complicated, but it definitely is a stranger situation than it was even a year ago...let alone nearly every generation before this.

Now you have choices, now you have performance figures that certain sku's won't hit, support for resolutions on certain displays that certain sku's aren&#...

40d ago 1 agree3 disagreeView comment