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Itchy Rich

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I used to be super die-hard into Total Annihilation (like when Cave Dog, TA’s developer closed down I was SUPER SAD), in fact I was into almost every kind of rts around.

I’m fairly untrusting of kickstarter but I’m glad it helped these guys make this game. Of course these are just trailers, but I’m optimistic that it will be pretty cool. At the very least it will be an alternative to yawn starcraft. ;)

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That’s one thing I think is undervalued about the vita. So easy to pause!

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The sense of boredom toward the end? I feel that with almost every rpg… Usually because I have no idea what I’m supposed to be doing.

I remember hearing someone talk about how they “steered clear of the main quest” in skyrim to make the game last longer, and I completely bewildered asked, “what’s the main quest?”

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Do they even have much trade-in value? Since there’s no backwards compatibility, it seems like a silly thing to do…

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why can’t hackers ever do anything cool, like those kids in that movie… what was the name of that again?

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Reading comprehension!

“There was a time when the word ‘Sony’ wasn’t just a consumer electronics brand; it carried meaning about innovation and modernity.

But for the last 20 years ago, the company has declined, weighed down by its own success and by the ferocious innovation of competitors in the digital world, like Apple. As management-culture has superseded innovation-culture, Sony has sought to build on the success of brands like PlayStation, without really coming up with groundbreaking new ideas."

According to the semantics of this article 94 is the beginning of their ‘decline’ from modern innovator to simple brand-continue’r! (Though I more or less agree with you, I’m just being a pain in the butt/devil’s advocate)

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“Last 20 years”. They’re talking about the 80’s and 90’s my son.

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“According to Odajima, Sony’s somewhat hidebound reputation does not concern him. “People might have negative things to say about us, but I don’t take much notice of that,” he said."

In the age of the internet every company/person/thing has somebody who’ll say negatives things about them, right? You’ve got no choice but to ignore ignore and unplug.

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I don’t think it’s an ‘either/or’ situation of free-for-all vs walled-garden. There has to be a middle ground solution that tames the terrible frontier of mobile apps.

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So tempting. Just when you think the console is dead in the water they go and reel you back in. If they did a package deal on this, it would be hard to say no to a One.

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Pertinent to recent events: the Tomb Raider reboot had the embargo on its reviews lifted a week before it came out, so we got to read a bunch of high score reviews for a whole week before it could be purchased in stores. (This was later blamed for the game’s poor sales) but if the reviews are out for a week early on the new TR it gives people plenty of time to pre-load!

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I’m seeing that a lot of your comments on this article have a similar tenor so maybe we’ll just have agree to disagree, but the core of my argument is that one activity is creative and another activity is predatory. In some respects console exclusive games will always be tribal and petty, but sometimes we get wonderful games that you would never get otherwise. Other times a game that should have been available for most people gets imprisoned on a single system.

I’ll let you decide which situation this is.

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I own neither system.

I think the difference is that owners of the xbox get nothing they wouldn’t have had already. The new Tomb Raider was coming to their system already. Some fans feel that Tomb Raider has been taken from them by MS and its big wallet.

Conversely a game like Uncharted would probably never have been made without Sony since the studio that makes it is owned and funded by it. Sony is rewarding those that buy their system. MS is punishing those who don’t buy xbox.

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I think a major difference is that Sony owns the studios that make its exclusive games, unlike a few recent Microsoft exclusives like Titanfall and now Tomb Raider. It’s one thing to buy a PS4 with the foreknowledge that you won’t be playing any Halo games on it, it’s another thing to have Microsoft bogart a popular franchise that has almost always been platform agnostic. They aren’t paying to bring the game to life, they’re paying to keep it to themselves.

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