A part of me feels like the developers may be losing touch with what Duels is supposed to be. I loved 2012 and hated 2013. 2012 (and the original, for that matter) was its own blood of Magic, and the decks and unlocks were designed in this manner. 2013 just felt like some cobbled together decks all based around the new physical sets. It felt more like an interactive billboard than an actual game.
They criticized the de-sexification of the eyebrows. That doesn’t make sense to me. What are they trying to say? To me, this just reads “artist didn’t make 2D drawing 100% accurate to 3D model.” Like that’s never happened before?
That is one well-developed 10-year old.
What does a sinker have to do with anything?
ALL OF THEM!
In reality, a blonde or black-haired pixie cut drives me wild.
Looks like it’s 92 cents, even!
And their jewels are just that, jewels?
Laugh. Out. Loud.
Needs some musical flair.
Hahaha. It’s tough to choose! I want a cat that’s playful, but also one that likes to sit in your lap.
Wow, that’s next on my list!
I’m looking up cat breeds! I like the maine coon, other than its size. =/ TOO BIG.
Thanks. You the one that likes the gifs??
Oh man, and here I thought Speed Run was actual speed runs
Okay, well, I don’t know about you, but watching that video made me really excited for the next generation of consoles.
So they really only made $38b, not $40b? What a sham!
Based on what we know and the rumors, the PS4 will be a bit better for graphics. I have a feeling that MS is going to try to one-up the GPU of the PS4, but I think they’re sticking with DDR ram versus Sony’s GDDR ram. So that will be interesting.
However, considering an equal playing field… I also have a feeling that would be disastrous for Microsoft. What is more logical? That all 75m Xbox 360 users are former PS2 owners that have made a permanent switch? Or that a fair number of the 150m PS2 owners wanted but couldn’t afford a PS3? I think we’re going to see something in the neighborhood of a 75/25 split for Sony/Microsoft in terms of sales. Maybe 60/40, but based on the current forum trends it sounds like a lot more people are ready to jump shop from 360 to PS4 than PS3 to Durango. But then, the next MS console hasn’t even been announced yet. That tune may very well change in the future, but we still have to note that Microsoft’s biggest potential fanbase is still only half the size of Sony’s biggest potential fanbase.
It’s interesting. We all know that Nintendo lives and dies by its own games. The fact that it is able to keep its hardware business afloat because of its software is incredible. The fact that these games are typically on undesirable hardware is why everyone wants Nintendo to go software-only, but they are in no danger of needing to. As a company, I half view them as trying to wring out as much money as possible from consumers (evil), and half as desperately wanting to innovate in the gaming sector (good).
This post confuses me. I guess you must be saying that Nintendo already has hardcore gamers. But that doesn’t make sense, since E3 is precisely the time that both Sony and Microsoft are going to be going all-out to secure just those gamers — since, as you said, casuals don’t follow E3. How is it smart for Nintendo to effectively abandon their strongest potential market?
We know about the new console(s), but not much about new games. New console releases also have the most amount of new game announcements. I mean, did you notice that pretty much the only next-gen games we know about are all ones that were shown at the PS4 presser? Why haven’t we heard from other companies about their PS4 games since then? Sony is forcing people to keep their mouths shut until E3. That’s my bet, anyway.
As Qassim said, honestly most of the crappy AI of today is due to poor (and I use that term lightly) programming rather than lack of resources. Interaction and response is basically all hand-written. You really can’t just feed an algorithm into the CPU and generate “more realistic” AI. Most of what we know as common sense is really built from trial-and-error and third party observation over many years.
Hmmmm, not exactly, no. The next Xbox will not have GDDR memory, but regular ol’ DDR memory instead. It has faster access time but much slower transfer speed. Because of the innate architecture of games, the former is greatly preferred over the latter. Second, the CPU and GPU are supposedly split in the next Xbox, which means higher latency (and almost defeats the purpose — at least graphically — of the DDR memory altogether). There’s supposed to be a special bus for data transfer between the CPU and GPU, but it’s still going to be slower than on the PS4. To put it somewhat bluntly, the next Xbox is “just” a PC whereas the PS4 is a machine specifically optimized for games (and impaired for general applications, if you will). This illustrates the difference between designing a games-only machine versus designing an all-in-one entertainment device.