A great game indeed, but one in great need of a re-release as well as the performance on the PS3 is probably my biggest gripe about the game. A remaster on PS4 or PC would be amazing.
I think it already has been discontinued in some areas; finding a new unit at MSRP is near impossible in Canada and our best bet at getting a new one is through import which usually means paying extra. Has been like that for a while now too.
Panzer Dragoon Orta and Deathrow both need to come to BC.
To be fair, in this particular case, it's all Activision's fault. The game disc also only contained the tutorial and the full game had to be downloaded. Activison had to rush the release of the game before losing the rights and to do so, they made and shipped the discs to retailers while rushing to get the full game completed by the time of the release a few weeks later. The result was a huge day one patch (that was actually the full game) and an awful game with little to no post-laun...
Well, assuming the content is the same in both versions and the Switch one doesn't suffer from performance issues, I can see why many would be enticed by it. The art style allows the game to look good on weaker hardware and the ability to play the game anywhere is great. I really liked the original one on PS3, but in the end, I played VC2 significantly more than the first one due to the fact that I almost always had that game on me thanks to the PSP. The same could hap...
Tell me where I can find a new Vita in Canada at the MSRP and I'll gladly buy one to replace my aging launch one. But last time I tried to find one, they were either out of stock or was overpriced Japan imports. It's as if Sony themselves couldn't be bothered to sell the Vita in North America.
Funny thing is, were Disney to back out of the exclusivity deal they have with EA, the latter would most likely end up with a huge sum of money from Disney while the former would look around for the next highest bidder, which would probably be Activision or Ubisoft, two major corporations with a track record about as bad as EA's when it comes to anti-consumer tactics. It could probably end up like this, EA makes a huge profit, closes down Respawn and their Star Wars gam...
EA's track record with their acquisitions tells a lot. I my memory serves me well, when Respawn was created they wanted to be independent and own their own IP. They already had their differences with EA back in the MoH:AA days, which prompted them to create Infinity Ward with Activision, and following the fallout with Activision, they created Respawn. To go back to being just another internal developer at EA simply seems like a bad move on the long term.
No Panzer Dragoon Orta nor Deathrow, hopefully they are added soon though. And, quite honestly, considering they own the IPs, Microsoft could atleast put their own games on there, like Brute Force and Blinx.
I think a no combat mode can be interesting. But obviously it only works with certain games. So to say that it should be a standard feature is pushing it. I can only think of a few games in the last decade where exploring the world with no combat would have been interesting.
Nintendo, like the other big players in the industry, gets some things right, and some things wrong. By purely listening to its fans, the Wii would have never happened and Nintendo would have missed a hugely profitable console. The DS would also have never happened, therefor costing Nintendo most successful platform. Let's never forget that the reaction to these two devices when they were revealed were lukewarm at best, fans were asking for a more traditional follow-up to the Gamecube and...
Performance gains might have dropped but power efficiency has increased. And until AMD manages to beat them in performance, Nvidia has few reasons to change their strategy. Focusing on efficiency allows them to dominate the laptop dedicated gpu market while amd still doesn't have anything to show on that side. And by looking at vega's power requirements, they're not ready to compete on that front.
Was there really a choice though? Being a portable device, the options were limited. A disc based system would impact the already limited battery life and take more space in the compact chassis of the system. It would also need to be a proprietary format, but the same applies to the carts. Internal storage only would have forced to either drastically increase the internal storage and therefor the cost of the console. They went with the only logical option.
Hopefully they can hire some people experienced with shooters this time around. The first one had its moments, the RPG elements were fine although shallow when compared to most RPGs. But the shooting was pretty bad; loose controls, at times unresponsive and an overall unrewarding experience.
I still don't understand why there's no cross-save in Destiny 2. They most likely already have the data they need on the bungie.net servers to enable it. Having cross-saving in Destiny would only help them sell the game twice or even three times to the same consumer. I for one would be willing to buy the PS4 version as well as the PC version if cross-save were to be enabled; I have the money necessary to justify buying it twice to play it early and with my friends on the PS4, but I do...
I really don't understand why there's so much fuss around this news. The slim model has been out for quite a while, and I believe production of the original model stopped a while ago. Just like when the Xbox 360 S model came out, the S is there to replace the original model. The same applies to the PS3 Slim or the PS4 Slim for that matter. When they come out, they usually have the same MSRP as the original one, sometimes even lower if the maker feels like it's a good time for a pr...
Hopefully they do a better job with this one than what they did with Dawn of War III.
I think owners of the Uncharted 4 package that was available at launch are getting it free.
Can't they simply do what streamers have been doing in other competitive games for years, and put a delay on their stream?
Awful list, many of these games weren't Xbox exclusive and can still easily be found for a few bucks on PC. Why play Morrowind on Xbox BC when pretty much any PC sold these days can run it better, same with Max Payne and Battlefront II. Xbox BC should focus on games that haven't been released elsewhere, games like Panzer Dragoon Orta, Deathrow or even Brute Force.
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