CRank: 40Score: 0

Yeah, there are benefits to Win8 being on the PC, tablets, smartphones and console. It will make creating cross-platform games easier for starters. There are downsides too of course.

1191d ago 13 agree7 disagreeView comment

Well, we are essentially using the boxed up navigation of Windows 8 now with the Xbox 360...

1191d ago 32 agree10 disagreeView comment

Sorry, that was a typo I caught after I published.

1193d ago 0 agree2 disagreeView comment

Yeah, it's been that way at Target for about three or four weeks now.

1194d ago 0 agree0 disagreeView comment

Eventually but probably not anytime soon (next couple of title updates). Mojang is several months ahead of the Xbox 360 version with the PC version.

1196d ago 0 agree0 disagreeView comment

I wouldn't do it for TV or internet but I might do it for Xbox LIVE depending on the subscription price if its the difference between paying $300 or $500 upfront. I would subscribe to Xbox LIVE anyways so it would be no real skin off my nose (again, depending on the subscription price).

1199d ago 3 agree11 disagreeView comment

Depends. I think everyone is expecting some sort of subsidized model for the next Xbox. Whether Microsoft can get cable providers and internet providers to throw in even deeper subsidy cuts remains to be seen.

1199d ago 6 agree0 disagreeView comment

The thing is, only those who really follow the game industry are aware of the Xbox 720 rumors. The vast majority of the public will be completely unaware of what the console may or may not have until it is officially announced.

1203d ago 0 agree0 disagreeView comment

It's nearly physically and financially impossible to do really large sample sizes. This one probably has a margin of error in the 3-4% range (guessing since I don't know the particulars such as the confidence interval) which is pretty decent for a survey.

I've seen surveys with much smaller sample sizes (hundreds) touted as evidence for political movements, etc. Frankly, I'm ok with this one.

1203d ago 3 agree0 disagreeView comment

You'd be surprised...

1203d ago 22 agree1 disagreeView comment

Because Microsoft has a policy of not commenting on ANY rumor about a product before its officially announced. That may not always be the smart decision but it's not an indicator that it the always online requirement is true for games as well.

1203d ago 15 agree6 disagreeView comment

Just put up torches and other light sources. That still keeps the monsters away.

1204d ago 0 agree0 disagreeView comment

The article isn't saying that Halo invented these science fiction concepts, it is simply pointing out that Elysium is using the same concepts. This is notable because Blomkamp was directing the Halo film until it was canceled.

So this film, which shares some of the same concepts, is kind of a tease to Halo fans as to what might have been.

1204d ago 1 agree0 disagreeView comment

If it's based off of information they've collected and stored on, yes.

1209d ago 2 agree0 disagreeView comment

Cause it would be like complaining that World of Warcraft, Defiance, or World of Tanks requires DRM....

1211d ago 5 agree1 disagreeView comment

Hence why it was cut.

1218d ago 1 agree0 disagreeView comment

about your comment.

1222d ago 2 agree0 disagreeView comment

Gift cards aren't a sign of retailers trying to clear out Wii U stock. They are a sign of Nintendo (who ultimately pushes for these kind of offers) trying to bump up Wii U sales.

Retailers typically turn to straight up discounts when trying to clear out stocks.

1229d ago 6 agree4 disagreeView comment

The guide is at Toys R Us. I'd hate for you to go to the wrong store. :)

1271d ago 2 agree0 disagreeView comment

Fail by Burnett, fail by the psychologist, fail by CNN, fail by politicians and fail by the media/political complex in general.

There's been no proof on what games Lanza played, how long he played it or if even affected his psyche if he did play games. Just a couple of unsourced stories from a couple of media outlets parroted by others. But everyone sure is quick to rush out saying the gov't needs to control an entire industry...

1273d ago 55 agree0 disagreeView comment