Yeah I’m going to hold off on buying any DLC until they get their shit straight. I fully expect BF releases to be broken on release but this is getting ridiculous.
Wasn’t the Controller S internally called Akebono by MS designed by a interanal branch of Microsoft so really Teague didn’t improve upon anything.
I don’t see the constant need people have to refer to the L2/R2 buttons as triggers as they are not shaped as such triggers arch outward the DS3 buttons recurve. And in function act as pedals (oddly enough making racing games feel great on PS3).
They were not mapped as such by default in nearly every game as the button mapping for games remained the same as they had for the DS2. L2/R2 in every game aside from a few 2K games (Bioshock/Borderlands 1) performs secondary actions same as the bumpers on 360, you don’t even use them all that often.
But I digress not shaped like a trigger and not used in the function of a trigger unless you change your controls so its super petty to harp on an issue that really is only a concern in almost every game if you make it one by changing your control scheme.
Also typically one artist does not comment on another’s work in a negative fashion in a public forum out of professional courtesy. Carrying a lot of weight in a field and having the right to throw that weight around because you want too are two very different things.
I would take the Dualshock 3 over the Duke every day till the end of time. Everyone bitches about the triggers on the DS3 but you were never intended to use them as triggers, L1/R1 were the “triggers” for games. But the Duke was completely unuseable to me. It was so big and so uncomfortable I actually did worse in games when I had to use it.
Well this is one of the grosser articles I’ve read. And who are these guys to judge? The original Xbox was ugly as hell and had one of the worst controllers ever made so much so MS had to release the S. So their opinion of the PS4 means what exactly besides gratuitous flame bait?
It seems like fan noise was the hardware compromise they made. Its pretty loud but its nowhere near the fat 360 models. I can still hear my TV with the PS4’s fan on. Its something hardware revisions will make better later on as they have in the past.
Lococycle is getting middling reviews some bordering on bad.
Well Square-Enix you’re going to drop this in the worst possible spot and leave it to die smack dab between the first two big releases of next gen and a couple of last gen RPG heavy hitters. Thanks I’ll have so much time to play this now…
This should have been a summer release this year for sure.
Its safe I’d say the anecdotal evidence for actual bricked DOA PS4’s seems pretty low. The biggest issue is the HDMI problem. And the solution to that is just be careful when plugging it in. There has been conflicting reports so I’m not sure if its a defect on the port itself causing the pins to bend and I’ve also heard its the cheap cable provided in box. I used my own cable and I had no problem. And by the sounds of it if you don’t muck it up too bad you can flatten out the pins yourself without sending it in.
Wait you can output audio to standard headphones? That is awesome.
I have to ask why “not IGN”? I’ve found modern IGN a great source. Their reviews editors are incredibly transparent and will engage with the audience on Twitter and in the comments. Their podcasts are great and they supplement the opinions in their reviews adequately when say their view is outside the norm. They have even a few times had reviewers abstain from reviewing a game when they are too close to a product to objectively critique it. If that isn’t trustworthy I don’t know what is.
On the flip side Polygon’s format I can’t stand. Their editors never line up with my own feelings on a game so the content is a bust for me and their review text by an individual score by committee system is wack. And the ability for them to post release change a review score is absurd because its inconsistent. Some games get revision after revision for patches and so forth and others get nothing.
So far yes. and a 9.0 from Destructoid being the highest.
The average is already going up IGN and Destructoid got added. 8.0 and 9.0 respectively. Polygon is already on the fringe. So no worries man.
So is the PS4 review going to be updated to reflect the patch IW announced to fix the frame issues once it goes live?
Its not an absolute either or. Zombie isn’t putting a gun to your head and saying give us hundreds of dollars. You can pay nothing and unlock everything at the established pace or pay a few dollars and get only what you want. Wringing 100% out of everything to establish this 1:1 experience to $60 ratio seems utterly insane. I pay $60 for Call of Duty and I don’t touch 2/3 of the weapons and find 3-5 perks I like to use. I don’t feel cheated or ripped off I didn’t just get that last ounce out of it by finding what I want. With a F2P like Blacklight you could conceivably pay $10 and get as much out of it as your $60 would on CoD. How is that actually worse? Thats more economically sound if your obsessed with your investment to time ratio.
Guerrilla Games really needs to work in some of the greater fiction into these games. You read a synopsis on their website that is 10x better than anything in the games. They have a unique antagonist force that subverts expectations by using Nazi aesthetics and very nationalistic/fascist seeming regime to make you perceive they are evil as can be. But then you read the back story and its hey they were the oppressed and abused and are just fighting back to regain some freedom from Earth government. How much of that is in the game? Scary evil looking bad guys.
KZ2 and 3 were two of the best shooters this generation. The multiplayer in KZ3 was excellent easily the best PS3 exclusive multiplayer title. And people are still playing it I hopped on a few weeks ago and had no trouble finding matches two years later.
And Shadow Fall looks like it is the most visually impressive launch game on either platform.
Watching IGN’s side by side comparison the PS4 is noticeably better looking. Not hugely different but enough that you can see the PS4 is slightly more detailed. And its never brought up by Scott in the VO but the Xbox One version looks incredibly washed out. All of the colors are duller when put right next to the PS4 version. And Scott specifically says the frame drops are rare and do not affect gameplay and that both versions are more or less locked at 60fps. And at the end coming to the conclusion that both version’s gameplay is identical and that the PS4 version is the version of choice for those who want the most visually impressive iteration. PS4 and Xbox One both maintaining the original 8.8/10 score. Thats a far cry from docking the PS4 version for something most reviews either says is rare or many hands on reports from actual people are saying doesn’t even exist.
Six versions to be exact but that is only up from four versions with BO2. And we won’t see a true next gen CoD until they cut off support for PS3/360 versions. Which I highly doubt Activision will do for at least another year or two.
Uncharted 2 or God of War 3. Played through both of those way too many times.
I’m sorry but this is all I thought about.
But yeah in serious I don’t think people playing F2P games are “casual” because the base game is free. And most of these games to get most of the full experience you can pay much less than $60. Dota 2 for instance is purely cosmetic. League of Legends rotates characters and if your going to drop money to always play as your favorite character its a $10 investment. Not hundreds of dollars. Those people are not paying to win or forcing you to do the same. Those people have a serious problem.
Where is this devastation? The lasting impact? Outside of games and studios who were already on a path to failure who was hurt by this long term?
And point being nothing happened with PSN users data there was no account theft or people stealing credit cards, not even email spam or anything. Nothing actually happened that is the very definition of innocuous.
The only credit card information that was taken was a years old database of SOE for Everquest with expired cards. And the social engineering on Xbox Live has resulted in more impact on actual users. Very limited impact is still greater than zero impact.
And what if you don’t have a FB account can you still use real names on your friends list?
The PSN incident was only bad because of the down time. Hindsight being 20/20 nothing happened there wasn’t mass credit card theft or peoples accounts being stolen. It was more or less innocuous outside of the massive reaction from Sony which in turn was the only impact on the consumer. Its a good thing it happened and now Sony is hopefully on their toes for next time.
The Xbox Live compromises are far and away more worrisome just not as wide spread. People’s accounts being hacked or the infamous Fifa stuff. People hacking a gamertag and using your credit card to buy Microsoft points is a lot worse than people getting access to a years old database.
Resident Evil started off great. It was a B-Movie George Romero mixed with Return of the Living zombie story. After Code Veronica it just morphed into something else. And nothing has really captured that zombie as a horror element concept. Everything with zombies now is either over the top dumb or for humor. Look I loved Shaun of the Dead too as a parody but its a concept that worked once. Not every game has to be that. I’ve heard some good things about ZombiU but don’t really want to pick up a Wii U.
Ugly cables huh what? How does one exactly pretty up an HDMI cable? Or a Micro USB cable? Its two universal parts that a million devices use. At least there isn’t a giant power brick I got to figure out how I’m going to tuck away in my entertainment stand.
As a huge fan of zombie movies/games Dead Rising is just so boring. DR1 was awful and DR2 was not a big step up. Tried both maybe coudl tolerate an hour or two of either. Just do not get the appeal. I prefer my zombies more horror and less kitschy. Old school Resident Evil more or less. And if its got to be frantic or action oriented than Left 4 Dead.
Every video game is “not for resale” its been in the fine print on all games for as long as I can remember.
Look at it this way Reaper of Souls will be what $30-40 on PC and on PS4 you’re getting RoS and the PS4 version of Diablo 3 for $60. Your getting the xpac and an upgraded original game for the cost of a new game. That’s more than fair to me. And your characters transfer which is a godsend. This wouldn’t work without that.
The console war debate is something almost entirely fabricated by us, the people who play the games. Most people will buy both in the long run. Right now buying two systems is high impractical when the majority of games even worth playing for these systems are not exclusive. People want to know there decision was right. The internet has this very everything must be polarizing mindset.
Not with games but with everything. People are picking sides and getting entrenched because as soon as they enter the conversation people were already taking shots. Its hard not to react when there is the level of fervor that spins up in these debates.
For the last two gens the system I picked up first ended up being my least favorite by the end of generation. That could be totally be the case this time too who knows. Sony spoke to me, they look more appealing now. And it was always the PlayStation that ended up being what I gravitated toward after my initial purchase