CRank: 5Score: 11430

“Unplayable”. How dramatic…. Good for you.

16h ago2 agree2 disagreeView comment

The weapon durability plays into the entire system mechanics in the game. While I do think some weapons break all too quickly, I can respect the fact that it forces me to keep trying new weapons and utilize the Fuse mechanic. It also makes it genuinely exciting to find a new weapon and KNOW that I will use it, even if its specs are a little lower than my best weapon. It also adde to the resource management aspect of the game which I enjoy as a whole.

7d ago 5 agree3 disagreeView comment

So this article harps on the negative impacts of the screen upgrade, but the writer didn't even review/test the device... nice speculation piece.

10d ago 0 agree1 disagreeView comment

Nintendo is a business. Video games, in most cases, are a consumer good produced to make money. Zelda is a complex title that took tens of millions to produce (perhaps more) over 5 years. The value of the dollar has steadily dropped since every year. At some point, a price increase has to happen to keep up with the normal evolution of money inflation. They can either give you less for your money, find other ways to monetize (i.e. DLC), or bite the bullet and raise prices gradually. It’s happ...

13d ago 1 agree1 disagreeView comment

I'll start... 1.5M Series S... 500k Series X.

Sadly, we'll never know if it's true or not.

14d ago 3 agree10 disagreeView comment

Unfortunately, when demand outstrips supply and a product continues to sell at record pace, there is zero rationale for any company to reduce the price.

15d ago 0 agree0 disagreeView comment

"Over 10 million shots fired in Halo!"
"Over 500,000 tires changed in Forza!"
"Over 3 attempts to engage Japanese studios!"

17d ago 3 agree0 disagreeView comment

It was $100M for Tomb Raider. No high profile game is going to gut its sales by making a one year exclusivity deal for $10M, especially when you're leaving 2/3 of the early revenue on the table by making it exclusive to the platform in a distant second place.

19d ago 8 agree1 disagreeView comment

Too bad we don't get this kind of transparency with XBox consoles anymore.

20d ago 3 agree1 disagreeView comment

At the budget level that came is being developed, striving for anything less than greatness is a disappointment.

20d ago 12 agree2 disagreeView comment

"It’s just not true that if we go off and build great games..."

Interesting use of the word "if" in his sentence. Self-admission that they "don't" build great games? Freudian slip perhaps?

21d ago 2 agree1 disagreeView comment

The consumer as whole gets what they ask for, ultimately. Sadly, that's majority mob rule for you.

24d ago 5 agree3 disagreeView comment

"Worrrrllllld Exclusive.."

25d ago 10 agree0 disagreeView comment

This. Game sales are a constant routine now. There’s practically zero reason for an average gamer to purchase a game on day 1 if they can just wait a month or two for the first sale (Nintendo first party games exempted since they keep a tight hold on those prices.

29d ago 5 agree0 disagreeView comment

It's revenue, which means profit could be zero or even negative. Even at $1B profit per quarter, it would take 15 years to make back the merger cost....

I thought they were making more on subscriptions than that?!

33d ago 0 agree0 disagreeView comment

MS was really, really, really after that sweet COD revenue. Essentially rent-seeking without having to do any work on their own, aside from making the merger happen. Not sure that there is any other franchise that smells that much of money from them to get too interested in after this.

33d ago 11 agree1 disagreeView comment

I initially played Ratchet with Performance RT + VRR, thinking I was getting this amazing visual upgrade. On a whim, I switched to normal Performance mode (no RT), and I actually liked the screen-space reflections better, and the resolution is higher to boot. RT at this stage of its life is so minimalistic that I prefer the more striking (albeit less accurate) visual punch of old-school SS reflections in the game, as they are actually very well done in their own right.

42d ago 7 agree1 disagreeView comment

That’s because the new UIs are designed to sneak ads and paid placements into them. The reason they are so coy about letting you customize anything on the menu is because they are designed to steer you towards their marketing.

44d ago 6 agree2 disagreeView comment

"Especially when you can essentially keep it for free after your first month if you just do daily searches and Rewards quests."

That is in no way "free". Your time and your privacy being harvested is not without cost.

45d ago 1 agree2 disagreeView comment

For fast twitch games like COD and competitive shooters, I can't imagine playing on a cloud streaming device given the inherent lag. Despite the advances in tech, I am not yet a convert to streaming gameplay.

87d ago 2 agree0 disagreeView comment