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gamrTV Weekly - Quality vs. Quantity: The Limits of Physical Media

This week on gamrTV Weekly: Deus Ex DLC, Diablo III, and Star Wars: The Old Republic are in the news. Reviews of Disgaea 4, F1 2011, Kirby: Mass Attack, and Red Orchestra 2: Heroes of Stalingrad. Finally, VGChartz Editor-in-Chief, Chris M. Arnone, talks about the compromise in modern gaming between quantity and quality and how physical media limitations play into that debate.

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naznatips4683d ago

I used to be a physical only guy till a few years ago when I got addicted to Steam. Now I honestly prefer digital. It's just so convenient, and so cheap.

ATi_Elite4683d ago

plus with Steam you can ALWAYS burn your games to media if you choose!

kcuthbertson4683d ago

Are you serious? You can really do that?

badz1494683d ago

U still pay full price for most new games. Better off have the physical copy if you're paying the same IMO. And many gamers still don't have the Internet speed fast enough to download games. I download games from steam too and took me 1 whole day at the quickest to fully download 1 game. Last one I did was the free TF2 and now with me having to format my pc due to a major problem, I have to download things all over again, which I don't really keen on doing. Physical copy would be handy in situation like this.

What I'm trying to say is, it's just not applicable to everybody just yet. Plus, blurry has at least 50GB available for dev's use.

bmw694683d ago

Another great episode...

Torillian4683d ago

I think a big reason that a lot of those games you mention are shorter is because of the cost of development particularly on the side of visuals, and I doubt going to digital will change that much. Sure there are some times where the physical media is what holds the developers back from including some content, but I think much more often it's just the cost of it that makes a 15 hour game 15 hours

Machina4683d ago

E3 t-shirt?! That was ages ago :P

bmw694683d ago

He can wear old shirts surely?!

Kantor4683d ago

I don't even buy PC games at retail any more, now that Steam exists.

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The best PS5 exclusives 2024

With so many PS5 exclusives to choose from, it can be a little overwhelming to pick which one to play. This is especially true for a new PlayStation gamer who has yet to experience the wonder of PlayStation-exclusive storytelling. So, here's KnowTechie's take on the best PS5 exclusives in 2024 and beyond

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Hereandthere100d ago

PlayStation is killing it with the exclusives this year. Exclusive wise, what has xbox released this year?

VersusDMC100d ago

They won't complain about Microsoft not releasing games here but put all their effort into saying that only first party counts. Games like Rebirth and Grandblue Relink don't count. Games published by Sony like Helldivers 2, Stellar Blade and Rise of the Ronin don't count because Sony don't own the studios.

It's some narrative building so for when Hellblade 2 come out they can say, seemingly without shame, that Microsoft is actually releasing first party games this year. And claim victory.🙃

Chevalier100d ago

Weird 1st party games didn't matter when Xbox had so little, but, now they're important again? Guess Ark 3, Stalker 2 don't count any more?

KyRo100d ago (Edited 100d ago )

ARK 3 doesn't exist and it's just a timed exclusive. It's also a game that a majority of the ARK player base doesn't want as it's a massive deviation from what people like about the original game

Abnor_Mal100d ago (Edited 100d ago )

Honestly to me it doesn’t matter what they say, they are just finally getting a chance to say all the things PS fan(boy)s were saying to them for the past few years. Let them get that, they deserve a “win” for a change.

The new narrative is that suddenly first party games matter again when awhile ago they didn’t, but that was because they were struggling with the same three games with the occasional fourth or fifth. That games should be everywhere on all platforms since that’s whats happening to theirs. The consoles don’t matter just the ability to play anywhere. Whatever Xbox is doing Sony will soon follow.

They’re not moving the goalpost anymore, but rather just moving the whole damn stadium.

jwillj2k4100d ago

Only a incel would care about who published what and who owns who.

If it’s not on the other consoles it’s an exclusive.

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Cacabunga100d ago

Killing what? Where are the 1st party games??
Stellar Blade and FF7 is what I’m seeing this year.. so shallow!!!!

andy85100d ago

Doesn't really matter as long as they're great games. Baffles me why people put an emphasis on 1st party. They're still games you can't play anywhere else this year

Cacabunga100d ago

Andy

PS brand is my favorite because of their stellar first party software.. currently I see absolutely nothing to go crazy for..

CS799d ago

Nonsense.

PS1 and PS2 was built on great third party exclusives like FF, MGS, GTA & Tekken.

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raWfodog100d ago

Of course I love the games I’ve played from PS but I don’t believe we need to limit it to ‘exclusive’ to acknowledge that Xbox will be releasing some good games this year also. In that same vein, I believe that Xbox diehards shouldn’t limit their acknowledgment of good PS games to 1st party. There are plenty of good games to go around for everybody.

Tacoboto100d ago

This is a Playstation article about Playstation games and your comment is about Xbox. Can't you just celebrate what PS has without dragging this into console war BS?

ChasterMies100d ago

I don’t think Microsoft is releasing games exclusively on Xbox anymore. They have some timed exclusives that release on Xbox first.

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Abear21100d ago (Edited 100d ago )

Returnal, Astro Bot, and Ratchet made having it since day one worth it.

GT7 free updates and Spiderman 2 and others at 60fps have made this last year more than okay.

But yeah, it’s been dry lately. BG3 and third party have made great filler, but we ready for that SOCOM or Killzone announcement and some more 1st party goodness. Crossing fingers for Ghost of Tsushima 2 announcement this summer.

Didn’t know Helldivers was exclusive! Wtf is going on at Xbox that they can’t get these games, series s strikes again.

SonyStyled100d ago (Edited 100d ago )

Sony owns the Helldivers IP. The first was a PS3/Vita/PC game. It was never an Xbox game that they could ‘get’ a decade ago. I’m not sure what the upset is with Xbox here

CS799d ago

Lol, how do you ignore Rebirth one of the best games ever made?

anast100d ago

Looks like they are on par with the previous gens. Solid games all around. Interestingly enough, we can't say they released a bad game yet this gen. Unlike the Quiet Man dustup.