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Let us, for a moment, consider Master Chief to be the mascot for the XBOX brand. This isn't just about really great sales, this is just about having respect for the mascots for each console. You don't see people ripping on Mario, or Sonic, as their respective properties. Even if the latest sonic wasn't that great, do we hate the character? Master Chief... er, the Halo franchise, is Microsoft's icon.

3220d ago 0 agree0 disagreeView comment

Present in every single game review ever written. Reviews are a person's opinion publicized and distributed. The man who reviewed this title has a different viewpoint from the reader's average score, which, if you noticed, is a 7.7 and shows up right under the IGN score. The question I have to ask is why the variety of reviews? Why doesn't just everyone hate it, and why did the readers score it an average of 7.7 instead of something in the ballpark of a 4? Part of me is thinking that writers...

3222d ago 3 agree3 disagreeView comment

6 screens... We are used to the info trickling out like this... Those guys know how to keep tight-lipped about their project!

3230d ago 0 agree0 disagreeView comment

But I agree with MK_Red on this one. Once titles like Killzone 2 are released, and more are brought to light (Getaway, Heavy Rain), we will all have a lot more to discuss rather than comparing port quality issues. Technically, the showcases will be made by the developers who know best how to utilize the unique hardware of their platform-specific game. Spec-wars have cooled down a little in all seriousness after E3, but I do suspect a rumble up ahead.
Meanwhile the platform that is,...

3237d ago 4 agree2 disagreeView comment

Anyone here also a little interested in why this generation is more than twice as expensive as last? When the Dreamcast was released it was considered stellar, with advanced graphics capabilities, network adapter out of the box, and broadband wired controller. The 128 bit capable machine was a leap ahead of the N64 and almost a full year ahead of the PS2, and debuted at 249.99. The PS2 was released with the emotion engine and the Graphics Synthesizer, full backwards compatibilty, DVD playback...

3239d ago 1 agree0 disagreeView comment

Are you all serious? Honestly, it doesn't matter what a console is defined as... Shooter, RPG, Platform...

This is the answer.

Ask yourself: What makes my console famous?

What game represents my system?

What is the biggest game(s) on my console?

You'll find the answer absolutely obvious.

Nintendo:____________________ ____________

Microsoft:___________________ ____________

So...

3243d ago 2 agree0 disagreeView comment

Those who think this game is just exercising the idea of the Soul Calibur videogame as a title that does not accurately depict reality is simply stating the truth. However, even in fantasy games where blind men fly backwards and loop through the air to kill you, men fight with their hearts literally pumping outside of their chests, and one of the weapons has a blinking eye in the center of it, there should be a sense of, "well, now this is just obvious marketing here." These are boo...

3243d ago 0 agree0 disagreeView comment

Where is this nonsense going. I'm fine with larger breast sizes in games, but this is ludicrous. Namco is taking an unfortunate page out of Tecmo's book in upsizing their characters assets. Some would say the bigger the better, but this series is one of the few that is still worth its weight, and I'm taking this with a grain of salt after the rushed Soul Calibur 3 hit shelves. The art director is ill advised to be turning a game depicting relatively more realistic looking characters into anot...

3243d ago 1 agree1 disagreeView comment

Take apart Halo. Originally developed to be a PC game, picked up for XBOX development with a big emphasis on controls and attach rate. The lush green world of Halo means money for Microsoft. Halo is Microsoft's Mario, their one truly distinguished mascot. This game will sell so much 360 owners don't need to know about too many other games coming out for their system, and in this generation Halo will have the opportunity to compete against other flagship titles by developers spending much R&am...

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The only way to truly see Halo 3 as never seen before at this point is to show him sitting at a table with a cup of coffee in one hand and a power bar in the other. Nice looking game, but we've seen these screens.

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Forget fanboyism, we are all fans of systems. This is a case of simple truths. Microsoft is easing into the PS3 game of having expansion beyond the original disk as a requirement for all games, and a tool for developers making games that just run better. This will work well for Microsoft only if they are able to make the switch while keeping in mind it has sold millions of core consoles to fans. If Microsoft just blandly says "grab a hard drive and this game and it will run." withou...

3245d ago 1 agree1 disagreeView comment

I wonder what happened to the Hard Boiled videogame idea. It was tossed around in the mid nineties and I remember reading a little article about it in an ancient Gamepro.

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The game is worthy of giving up an exclusive for, according to Sony. You've gotta give them credit for seizing the next Rockstar Franchise. notice they said franchise, not just a single game.

3256d ago 3 agree0 disagreeView comment

There really is a lot more to get excited about. Graphics-wise, I remember the older screens of lair showing blurry skinned dragons and goopy dreary environments. Now the light glints off metal like it should, and the dragons look downright disgusting... in a good way. It is amazing to see how a game progresses through the stages of development. Imagine what pre-alpha footage of Killzone 2 will look like in comparison to the Real Deal when it is released!

3256d ago 1 agree0 disagreeView comment

They are still supporting the PS2 after all of these years. When the 360 was released Microsoft made a formal statement about not supporting the XBOX any longer. No new titles, no new features. Investing in the PS3 seems a more and more logical choice with every new announcement. They were arrogant, and now they have their plan together, and their ambition to bring so many great titles to the system should not be overlooked. Not only that, but think about the titles that haven't been talked a...

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This is a big game, and everyone knows there is a lot of story behind the history of Metal Gear Solid. To say this game is over-hyped is an opinion, and I wouldn't want to underplay it. However, this game series is historically, like Shigeru Miyamoto's masterpieces, a powerful and incredibly influential franchise. The hype is interest. We want more, and when it is a game we feel has potential, what is wrong with that? I am glad there are different experiences on each console, and think this i...

3257d ago 1 agree0 disagreeView comment

Going into overdrive using obscure tid bits of info from trade reports is one thing, but you should look up the white papers for each manufacturer to get the full rundown. To me the GPU isn't the thing to truly be excited about, its the Cell that Sony spent so much money developing. The Cell is a new kind of beast, and the way it processes information is unlike anything I have ever seen outside of graphics workstation arrays. To comment on any who are unsure about the PS3s potential, or have...

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They are of pressing issues that are at the heart of the so called "console wars." These things effect the future of videogaming, and remember as a member you can approve or reject any article that goes into this site, and even report what you don't like about articles you have seen. If you don't like what you are seeing, the only people who are really responsible is us.

3263d ago 0 agree0 disagreeView comment

Some companies get a lot of heat because they should. We are spending a lot of money on these machines and they need to function as promised. These are investments, and we need to know what is going on.

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Great seeing the big N making a comeback after the sales of the Gamecube. It seems to me they have learned a bit from their previous attempt to bring a loveable console to the market. The new ipod-esque approach to gaming is working out for the Japanese powerhouse, but I'm interested in their future cards the most. With the current generation (360, ps3, wii) playing out the way it is, I will be excited to see the new technologies that Nintendo comes up with, and I fully expect a return to the...

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