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When will it be safe to buy a first-run console?

Cnet article focusing on the potential downside of purchasing consoles on release day, and when you should consider making your purchase.

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bilal6405d ago

be wise to buy next-gen consoles at launch like 360 or ps3...
but its fine if you buy a last generation concole in a new box it would probably be ok..(wii)

Dusk6405d ago

If you buy anything at launch (360, PS3, Ipod, whatever), buy a warranty, as there will always be problems with new, complicated devices. This author acts like this is something new.

big_tim6405d ago

I bought a warranty with the 360. I am on my 3rd one now. I expect to go through 5 at this rate before they get it right. I will buy one for the PS3 also. Nintendo seems to be the only company that has ever had a reliable launch machine.

calderra6405d ago

I bought a first-run Xbox and a first-run 360, and I've never had a problem with either.

Ssooo... the safe time to buy a first-run console is... now?

Mikey_Gee6405d ago

This is "NOT" a console only issue.

TV
PC
Media Players
Paintball Guns
etc, etc

Anything on its "FIRST TIME" out will either

A) have issues (although my launch 360 still runs great)

or

B) Will be improved over time

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It is not that it NEVER happens that the FIRST RUN is a GOOD RUN, but "First Adoopters" of a new product should be aware that they are in a way doing the "Beta" testing.

Cheers

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10 Weirdest Video Games of All Time

Plenty of unforgettable games have completely messed up their players throughout the years, all the way back from the PS1 days to the dark recesses of the modern internet.

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JonTheGod12h ago

Why are the Katamari games not on the list??

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Tales Of Graces Ƒ Retro Review – Holding Out For a Hero

Gary Green said: Namco Bandai heard the call of many fans asking for the PlayStation release of Tales of Graces which was originally released seemingly exclusively for the Wii back in 2009. If you’re acquainted with the Tales series then Graces f won’t be something entirely new to you, yet if you’re a newcomer then you’ll find a plethora of gameplay mechanics and nuances that distinguish this series from other JRPGs. While the game finds itself following the traditional archetype of JRPGs, such as a somewhat clichéd story, Graces has something to offer to both veterans and newcomers alike.

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GoodGuy092d ago

Odd this and the xillia games still haven't gotten remasters yet.

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It's A Crime That There's No Sleeping Dogs 2 Yet

Huzaifah from eXputer: "Sleeping Dogs from the early 2010s is one of the best open-world games out there but in dire need of a resurgence."

LG_Fox_Brazil3d ago

I agree, I consider the first one a cult classic already

isarai3d ago

You say "yet" as if it's even possible anymore. United Front Games is gone, along with anyone that made this game what it is

CrimsonWing692d ago

That’s what happens when games sell poorly. And I’ve seen people wonder why people cry when a game sells badly… this is your answer.

solideagle2d ago

Majority of the time it's true but if a company/publisher is big (in terms of money), they can take a hit or 2. e.g. I am not worried about Rebirth sales as Square will make Remake 3 anyway but if FF 17 doesn't sell then Square might need to look for alternative. <-- my humble opinion

Abnor_Mal2d ago

Doesn’t Microsoft own the IP now since they acquired Activision?

DaReapa2d ago

No. Square Enix owns the IP.

Abnor_Mal2d ago

Oh okay, Activision owned True Crime, but when that didn’t sell as intended it was canceled. Six months later Square Enix bought the rights and changed the title to Sleeping Dogs.*

*As per Wikipedia

boing12d ago (Edited 2d ago )

Sleeping Dogs was a sleeper hit back then. It was fantastic. It actually still is. Would love a sequel to this, or at least a revive of True Crime series.

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