Sure, as long as you aren’t ranking based on gameplay or an original story. Great game, but it’s easy to get overhyped into calling it the GOTY.
Frankly, this year had a lot of really good games, but I don’t think any deserve to be classed as GOTY.
How long until everyone starts to feel taken for seeing all the news about how their donations went missing or misused, ala all of the Red Cross and Clinton/Bush fundraising that was done for Haiti a few years ago?
This was supposed to be a PS4 launch title.
Edit: Whoops. No, that is the OTHER pool simulator on the “next gen” consoles — Pool Nation.
And with no ability to archive the recordings, every hour of it is lost to the ether.
“We’re holding off on demos until we can find a way to add microtransactions and DLC to them”.
“Out Of Memory Error 27”. Thanks, XBOX!
Anyway, I’m really looking forward to improvements to the system over the next year. It still feels slow and kludgy and everything is spread all over the place, so they can jamp the in-between parts with ads and upsells. It also would be kind of nice if PINS actually worked when you were offline.
Wait, when did they announce 23 awards? I only recall them announcing maybe four… over a whole damn three hours.
If you’re not going to give us a discount when you don’t have all of the additional costs and middle-men of physical distribution, then you can at least give us some trivial low-cost-to-you benefits to make us feel like wanted customers.
They are nothing alike. I have almost 600 games on GoG and 1,500 on Steam. I have no over-riding loyalty to one or the other.
However, GoG is making a very clear “we will refund for crappy or broken games!” policy while Valve says “Our policy is no refunds, ever, period. All sales are as-is and final, even when it’s a broken game that has been broken for years and won’t even install or launch or run and we are not only continuing to sell it, but promote it on the front page of big sales”.
GoG is telling you that you are welcomed to return it and they appreciate your business. Valve, if you are lucky, begrudgingly gives you a refund and tells you that it is the only time they will ever do that for you and that you should go read the “ALL SALES ARE FINAL” fine-print.
I generally get what I want from either one, but I know which one makes me feel like an appreciated customer and which one treats me like a nuisance.
Do you really? Because I played through all of the first game and had to restart from scratch twice during it (playing both as they were released and then again after they were all launched) and both times it screwed me over. Then I went to play 400 days and my save was gone, again. Instead of playing 400 days, I ate the $5 cost, never touched it again, and haven’t touched a TellTale game since. Not interested in TWD2 nor any of their other games until this is absolutely guaranteed to be fixed. It should have been fixed after the first episode of the first game, frankly.
Not that I really care about TWD2, anyway. I wanted new stories about new people. Clementine had her story and it was time to move on.
Nothing, because I’m an adult male and if I want something, I just go get it instead of waiting for a holiday for someone else to buy for me.
I’m so grateful for this! I mean, I don’t mind being called racial, homophobic, and other slurs in multiplayer games, but I’ll be damned if I’m going to tolerate a swear word in someone’s uploaded video that I personally choose to go view!
Also, I have yet to find this mythical place where you can report players. There was supposed to be this amazing reputation system and as far as I can tell, it doesn’t exist at all.
Oh – I also don’t see why they don’t just let people choose their own social settings? How about you let ME determine what kind of people I want to play with? If I say “family”, then only match me with other people in a family category who don’t want to hear crude language? And if I say “adults only”, only match me with adults or people around that age and so on?
There’s a big difference between crude language and racism/homophobia/etc, too.
Both UIs look awful. At least the PS4 spends almost no real-estate spamming you with cram and will eventually patch in obvious things like tweaking UI customizations (colors, removing elements, etc). Not thrilled with either UI, though, frankly.
It’s one thing for the box to be larger than even the XBOX 360 was, but not even be able to pack the PSU inside of that? Kind of ridiculous. I question the inclusion of the PSU as an internal unit with the PS4 for long-term thermal purposes, but I wouldn’t if it were as big as the whole XB1 is . . .
Not necessarily. A gigabyte is nothing. It’s only about twice the size of the PS4 update on launch day, which went just fine. In fact, it was already downloaded and ready to install, before I finished the initial sign-in process. ISPs won’t even notice. It is a truly trivial amount of data in most of the modernized world (different case if you’re stuck in dated infrastructure, granted). It’s not even half of a Netflix movie.
The problem with the Polygon product videos is that they are so polished that if you didn’t know what you were watching, one would easily mistake them for glossy paid-advertisements. (Note, this isn’t an accusation or insinuation – I’m just pointing out that if someone were to sit down at your desk while you’re playing one of the videos, it would look like it was a promotional piece produced by the companies themselves – visually).
It really takes some getting used to, in my opinion. It’s nice to see the quality and effort put into the product, though. I wonder if it will lead other outlets to step up their video production game.
I think these articles are kind of pretty, but boy do they have no concern for a user’s screen real-estate. At 2560×1600, you get about half a paragraph of content (if that) on the whole first page. Sadly, this is what “web 3.0” seems to be. Give it four more years. We’ll get on to something new, again. :)
True, but all the other things it does are still kind of trivial. It’s not like it replaces a cable box or anything (and even if it did, who cares about television in 2013?). I’m eager to get my hands on this in a couple days so I can see just how worthwhile it is from a pure gaming perspective. After all, I have three dozen devices in my house that I can watch Netflix on.
Other than Watch Dogs, Titanfall, and Detiny, I’m expecting 2014 to be rather sparse (for consoles, at least). Hopefully all three of those will live up to the hype, in which case it’ll still be a decent year, if nothing else really comes out.