I know there were some layoffs a short while ago, and some mention of a shift in content. Maybe this is part of that?
You’re the Diet Coke of evil. Just one calorie? Not evil enough.
Wait which is it? Did MS pull a 180 or stick to its guns? Surely not both.
True, and it also helps appeal to a broader audience since it has such a low financial barrier to entry. Ten bucks for (for me at least) a “party game” is pretty appealing.
I’m going to Kickstart a Kickstarter insurance company to allow people some level of protection against scams. I just need $500,000.00 to get started. Oh, and I used to work for the STALKER.
I think part of it for me is that there is going to be this FPS-bomb dropped on us between September and November, and I know I’m getting the Master Chief Collection. I still play Titanfall and Battlefield (when I am in the States, at least), and I don’t know that I need to juggle 4 shooters. I deleted COD:Ghosts months ago.
I’m with you. I feel like I’m supposed to be excited for Destiny, and I should be excited for Destiny, but I’m fairly solidly on the fence.
Lineage 2 is on the list tied for 8th place.
I find it interesting that anyone would brag about Putin emailing them during this current crisis, especially with the airplane.
No, and I’m in the same boat. I had a lot of non-“gamer” friends who were delighted with the first Kinect Sports. It seems like a good move to get people gaming with their Kinect, and I think a lot of people would pick it up if it were under $30.
If he can afford a lawyer, which I hope he can. I’m not making fun of the guy, but I hope anyone who can spend three years on a project like this has some cash in the bank.
In general, box covers need more balls. There is a disturbing lack of ball representation in modern video game box covers.
There’s an opportunity here to release a game with all the party/casual/rhythm hooks that made the originals so successful, but also to add in some relatively robust form of music creation—not ProTools robust, but something to expand the audience.
I know. I bought it on Steam for nostalgia’s sake as I gave away my original Xbox, and I was disappointed in the controls. I must have erased those from my memory :)
Easy fix—let me buy it on my Xbox One and then give me a free version for my 360. :)
I had Beautiful Katamari for 360, and I was flat out bad at that game. I did enjoy rolling over cows and whatnot though.
While I agree with you in principle, in practice I wonder if latency/lag would be a problem.
Attack bears sound awesome. I remember really enjoying Oddworld: Stranger’s Wrath because of the focus on critter-based attacks.
I stopped buying their games on PC because I bought FC3 a month before I deployed, thinking I could play it in my down time. Then I got over there and realized that was not the case. I guess it’s not as big a deal to me on my XB1 as it’s always connected.
Good catch! It looks like that’s a normal sale outside of the DWG, but from everything I’ve heard it’s a good game. I generally stay away from single-player only FPS games until they hit 20 bucks or less, but I’m sure I’ll get that one eventually. There’s just going to be SO MANY GAMES coming out before the holidays.
I’m pretty sure this all depends on the publisher. Sometimes it’s just because of consumer backlash to DRM. I know Ubisoft, for example, has dialed back some of its DRM. When I first bought Far Cry 3, you had to be logged in to UPlay to run it. I’m pretty sure they stopped with all that nonsense.
I think I’m going to try to get some work done in Watch Dogs today, even though I don’t particularly like it. I’m hoping eventually everything will click and I’ll realize I’ve been playing a better-than-mediocre game, but I’m starting to have doubts. I want to finish it so I can get back to ACIV for my long play sessions. I fear if I play ACIV before finishing Watch Dogs, I won’t be able to come back to it.
Also last night a giant rabbit destroyed me after 33 days on Don’t Starve. I guess that’s what happens when your strategy for surviving the winter consists of murdering about 10 rabbits a day.
I’d say pick one up, especially as many of the launch titles were quite good and are available super cheap. It all depends on budget, of course, but you can find great deals on them. Titanfall is imperfect but lots of fun if you enjoy multiplayer games, and there’s a few great looking games coming out before the holidays. Also, if you enjoy Halo at all, the Master Chief Collection is a no-brainer.
Additionally, although this is a gaming site and Microsoft often gets crapped on for pushing the non-gaming features of the box, I will say that the ability to use the cable-box pass through is nice for switching between say a football game and Assassin’s creed (during the commercials). I often snap internet explorer or Xbox music to the side when playing NBA2K14 to listen to my music or a podcast, as well. Also Skype integration (with the Kinect at least) is done pretty well.
I don’t know if they thought it was the next HD, but they definitely tried to pitch it that way. They’re doing the same now with “curved screen” TV—they need to find ways to convince people to upgrade from something they’re still, largely, really happy with.
I’m on the little chunk of Cuba controlled by the US, but even then, our Internet is a only marginally better than old school dial-up.