falcon509

  • joined Nov 19, 2013
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That’s the reason I don’t own a PS4. Nothing on there is a must-have title for me yet.

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Indie games are hit and miss, just like AAA games. Neither is better.

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It does look like an eraser though.

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Yeah I’m a huge fan of Xbox and even I agree with this. PS4 is dominating Xbox One and many 360 players are converting because their friends are.

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He wants attention. Hyperbole is great for that.

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Pre-orders are great if you have to have a physical copy on day one. You should never pre-order digital unless it gives you a good discount or you know you’re going to love the game.

Nothing is more annoying though than watching a guy bitch a store clerk out because he showed up at a midnight release and they ran out of the game he wanted.

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I buy games that I know I’m going to play day one. I feel that it’s an acceptable practice because I can afford it, the developer made the game for a reason, the reason is so people like me can play it, and I feel it’s important to support them if I want them to continue making games.

Keep in mind I don’t buy all games or pre-order all the ones I’m going to buy. I also have a good track record for buying games and enjoying my purchases. I’ve only regretted buying about two games at launch: Alpha Protocol and Battlefield 4.

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This idea only works if everyone stops buying games at launch. Publishers will learn nothing from it and it will only succeed in cutting software sales and pushing publishers to go all digital to save money and killing off the physical medium for games.

I know some people want to go all digital, but to me it’s just a pain in the ass. I just want to put the disk in and play, and be able to return/sell/give away my games.

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You make a good point, but you verge on comparing modern police to Nazi soldiers.

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Even better is how both Microsoft and Sony are guilty of this marketing tactic. Sony’s was with Watch_Dogs and lying about the framerate and resolution prior to release, and Microsoft now with Diablo III. The only difference here is that Microsoft’s claim is technically true but misleading. Sony isn’t about to have the shortcomings of the PS4 come to light, both through their own clever marketing and their bordering-on-zealot fanbase.

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So, what you’re saying is that no game will give the player free will to play as they choose unless there is no story to interpret… That’s a bleak future for games in my opinion.

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I’m lost too. I don’t think I laughed… I think I had a seizure.

Is it ok to black out from watching a commercial?

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I can’t agree more with Ben here. As someone who used to be much more into video games, I can relate with a priority change. Games are not my life, but they are a part of it. I used to work so I could go to school to learn how to make games. All of my free time as a result was spent playing them. Video games were my life at that point. When I wasn’t working, I was playing. On one occasion I was distraught that I was going to go to dinner with family that I rarely saw because it interfered with my game time.

My wife and I still play games, but it isn’t all we do. After all, video games aren’t my passion anymore. Loving my wife and spending my free time with her is.

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What you aren’t getting is that in either case, Sony and Microsoft are the publishers for their exclusives. The new Tomb Raider wasn’t advertised for PS4 at all, and yet you’re using it being an Xbox One exclusive as evidence of Microsoft pulling the rug out from under people’s feet. Who’s to say that Microsoft didn’t front at least a portion of the cost to develop the game? Lord knows that has happened with Sony and countless indie devs. If anything, Microsoft is proving that they’re far more willing to shell out money to get big games off the ground in into the hands of consumers and Sony seems content with indies and shovelware.

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Exactly. The only people I see that are upset with Tomb Raider for Xbox One are people who were never planning on buying it in the first place.

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I’m sure they aren’t done with Kinect, but they have to downplay that heavily since they get reamed by the press and rabid bloggers any time the announce something other than standard games. Meanwhile Sony is free to expand their platform to include non-gaming items to their heart’s content.

They’re trapped by the specter of the bad PR from 2013.

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Microsoft is the antichrist, don’t-ya-know? Microsoft getting exclusives is bad and makes sad people. Sony getting exclusives is good and makes happy people.

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Minecraft.

See? I just poked a huge hole in your argument with one word. It wasn’t even a word either according to my computer. I got the red squiggle.

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