You console people really aren't missing much even if they do bring D3 to consoles. The game was a fun distraction for a little while, but it was rife with imbalance issues and boredom/tedium ultimately set in fairly quick. I bought the CE, played through the game once and then about a 1/4 of the way my 2nd playthrough, then shelved it. Haven't looked back since and no part of me wants to revisit it. Tbh, it was the marketplace that undermined the entire game and dro...
Ultimately, the difference between this sick f*** and a normal person with a moral compass, is that a normal person, even if he/she had access to videogames AND guns--like Lanza did--would STILL not spontaneously decide to go out and shoot another human being, let alone a child. Do we all have the capability to kill? Yes, that's true. But would any stable person go through with such an horrific atrocity if provided the "ingredients," as you say? Absolutely not, ...
@aliengmr -- I agree with mostly everything you said, except for the very last part where you said, "gamers need EA's balls." I have to respectfully disagree with you on that one b/c sure EA has taken some chances concerning new IPs that have become very popular (IE. Dead Space, Mass Effect, Dragon Age, etc.), but to claim that they played no part over the years in fanning the flames of tired, overdone franchises, is disingenuous at best.
I don't think that's true at all. Casual gamers are just that, casual, and they will always be just that, IE. They will go wherever they can to grab quick thrills on the cheap with very little care for brand loyalty. It's the hardcore PC gamers that have kept PC gaming afloat and viable, despite years of critics decrying it as a waning medium. And fortunately, it will be those same enthusiasts, like me, that carry it forward proudly into the future. But to get ba...
Microsoft has always been notorious for their lackadaisical, borderline apathetic approach toward anything PC game related over the last ten years. They've come out publicly to state several times their enthusiasm and support for PC gaming, and its importance as a viable medium, via Games For Windows press releases and press one-offs, but whenever push comes to shove, we get nothing but excuses and/or half-assed offerings. My thought is that Microsoft has struggled a lot ...
Probably going to get flamed for this comment, but I gave up on Gearbox a long time ago when I began to realize that all they produce are sub-par IPs and, in this case and Duke Nukem's case, terribly designed revives of franchises. And yet somehow, despite hyping their games to no end, when a product of theirs fails to meet expectations, Gearbox denies and/or fails to address its degree of involvement. The same situation happened with Duke Nukem'. It's unfortunate...
While Kickstarter's reasoning for taking this game down is still not entirely clear, I for one do not feel that any sort of gambling "game," and I use that term loosely, is deserving of crowd funding. Think about it. As a consumer, you're not getting a "finished" product that is then yours to keep and do with whatever you choose like you would with a videogame or a book or a movie. It is a product that requires you to continually throw your hard-e...
Fact #1: You just can't please everyone. Fact #2: Some people just enjoy hating. The # at the end of the title and idea that there are "action sequences" only lend them the platform with which to moan about an excellent game.
After reading the statement, "Dead Space 3 is no doubt the finest chapter in the series.", I half expect to see a review score that reflects such a declaration--not the 3.5/5 which is listed.
Now this is a game developer that sounds like its worth its weight in gold! Not only did they set up their own crowdfunding source/option, they then pledged to back the project for at least 10+ years while providing a consistent flow of new content! Will certainly be interesting to see how PoE turns out over time!
Those screenshots say that they are for Xbox 360, and therefore do not represent the game's true graphical capability. But enough about looks, let's hope that Crytek finally releases a game worthy of playing, with customization and complexity to boot! Crysis 2 while fun (at times), felt "console-ized" and didn't hold a candle to the first game in any aspect.
Microsoft's "commitment to PC gaming" has so far turned out to be nothing but hot air, and this is yet another major example to back that up. Sure, their main concern is selling 360 hardware and gaining that sure-fire install base, but squandering the potential in other very viable markets, like the PC gaming market, is the equivalent of shooting themselves in the foot. Apparently exclusivity and alienation run in the same circles @ M$.
One word, one number: Wasteland 2
Blah, blah, blah...still, the same canned rhetoric pours forth from the mouths of those at Blizzard as it did from day one of Diablo III's release, and yet not much has changed. My opinion? If Blizzard couldn't get their act together over the course of 10+ years to develop a worthwhile sequel, I'm guessing that it's absolutely never going to happen, especially after the fact. It's what us realists call, "wishful thinking."
My mistake, was thinking this was an official release from Beth. So disregard everything I said previously.
Why there was not this much detail put into the dragons to begin with, is beyond me.. still, it's nice to see Bethesda supporting their game over a year after release. Regardless, the updated dragons add a nice bit of added detail and dimension to the game.
What I'd REALLY like to see in a Legacy of Kain sequel is one that takes it back to its roots--stylized in a top-down view just like the very first Blood Omen game for the PS One and PC. That game still remains one of my most beloved games! I just don't feel that any other LoS games, with maybe the exception of Defiance, even came close to being as well rounded. Anyone else agree?
Hey, it's either games or music that become scapegoats. Funny how the violent BS that gets played over and over on basic TV channels like ABC, NBC, FOX, etc. NEVER EVER get called into question. But the fact is, ppl will always look outward to place blame somewhere after experiencing any sort of unspeakable tragedy, instead of looking within and asking themselves what THEY could have done to have prevented said catastrophe.
Don't understand all of the angst about this...the game will be on every other current gen system, including the PC platform. Considering this is a "hardcore" game aimed at the "hardcore gamer" demographic, I would venture a guess that a vast majority, if not all of those gamers, already own either an Xbox, PS3, or PC, or a combination of those systems. So, do you really NEED it for the Wii U?
That, and see release on the PC platform. I will be a very happy soul if that comes to pass!
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