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2013-08-20 03:54:33 PM  
Nefarious:

Are the free games on Xbox live owned outright?

Yes

Do the PS+ ones rotate out?

Believe so

I should download Dead Rising Patient Zero.

people say it's great, but I wouldn't know because I'm so farking sick and tired of zombie-themed video games

/downloaded it anyway 'cause it's free
 
2013-08-20 03:56:02 PM  

a flock of birds: My 360 died on me for the second time a few years ago.  I recently got back into gaming and picked up a PS3.  Really glad I did.

There's no way I can go back to Microsoft, and it has very little to do with their sociopathic business practices.  They just don't bring the types of exclusives I like to their systems.  Halo and Gears are good enough for what they are, but I'm tired of just shooting at things.  I've played games for too long; i need something new.   Microsoft has made the COD crowd their target audience.  That's just not me.

Also, only PS4 will have The Last of Us 2, and really, that's all I need to make up my mind.  God, that game...


I just hit 105 (actually 110) survivors in my camp last night, so I'm getting a kick out of some of these replies...
 
2013-08-20 03:59:46 PM  

Nefarious: Are the free games on Xbox live owned outright?


Owned and yours. Even when there is a new game offered, as long as you download the game, it is seen as a "purchase" costing $0.00, so if you get another 360 console, you can re-download the game again.
 
2013-08-20 04:00:49 PM  

Flappyhead: That's what, 6 or 7?


For release titles, that is as many as the PS3 has in its lifespan.
 
2013-08-20 04:01:51 PM  

RoxtarRyan: Owned and yours.


No such thing in the software game, generally.
 
2013-08-20 04:03:52 PM  

RexTalionis: RoxtarRyan: Owned and yours.

No such thing in the software game, generally.


Needless to say, of course.
 
2013-08-20 04:04:03 PM  
I have always hated Killer Instinct's juggle-mania gameplay, but that looks like the only interesting game here. I thought Titanfall was coming out as a launch title, but either I missed it on the list or I was wrong.
 
2013-08-20 04:06:47 PM  

diggumsmax: Funny thing is I see all these people saying how overpriced the One is yet the PS3 was $600 at launch.  They were going to include the Eye in the PS4 and sell it for $500 but after they saw the bad reaction when MS released their price tag they changed it at the last minute.  Yet the PS3 still successful, despite the drawbacks, like the cell processor which was apparently a biatch to code on, terrible SDK's from Sony, Valve saying they would never release a game on the PS3 (or just Gabe, but he's a douche IMO).  So ten years ago, $600 not to much, this year $500 is to expensive but $400 is fine.  When you look at the life of a console, games bought, services, in the end how much is that $100 (or one game and $30) really going to be the deciding factor?  I doubt it as I think both will be near impossible to get around Christmas, could be wrong but just my gut feeling.


People hated the 599 price, and it's still the subject of mocking memes eight years later.  Sony didn't see a major sales boom till it hit 299 or so.  That was the sweets pot that got the casuals to buy in.

As for the xbox launch lineup?  about what I expected.  It's a good lineup historically, with many 'safe' titles in franchises you already know.
 
2013-08-20 04:06:59 PM  
Meh, my Amiga 500 still rocks.
 
2013-08-20 04:09:13 PM  

RoxtarRyan: Flappyhead: That's what, 6 or 7?

For release titles, that is as many as the PS3 has in its lifespan.


3D Dot Game Heroes
Demon's Souls
Dragon's Crown
God of War III
God of War Ascention
Gran Turismo 5
Heavenly Sword
heavy Rain
Infamous
Infamous 2
Journey
Katamari Forever
LittleBigPlanet
LittleBigPlanet 2
Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of Patriots
ModNation Racers
MotorStorm
Ni no Kuni
PixelJunk Racers
5 Ratchet and Clank games.
3 Resistence games.
Socom 4: US Navy Seals
Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time
Tales of Xilia
The Last of Us
Uncharted: Drake's Fortune
Uncharted 2: Among thieves
Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception
Valkyria Chronicles
Warhawk
White Knight Chronicals
4 Yakuza games.

And that's just the really well-known ones.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_video_game_exclusives_%28sevent h_ generation%29
 
2013-08-20 04:11:24 PM  

RoxtarRyan: For release titles, that is as many as the PS3 has in its lifespan.


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_video_game_exclusives_(seventh_ ge neration)

Under their criteria, 139 for PS3, 153 for X360 could only be played on those systems.
 
2013-08-20 04:11:46 PM  

Carth: Anyone here have a Vita? I never was interested in one before but I like the idea of boarderlands 2 on it and the game with the upside head looked interesting.


The vita is...interesting.  Hardware wise, it's very, very solid.  Publishers in the west don't seem to like it though, outside Ubisoft and a few others.  Indies absolutely adore it, as do many Japanese devs from the smaller companies, like Arksys or atlas.

If you have psplus, it's a pretty good buy, save for the memory cards.  Games seem to drop in price pretty quick, and there is always a few free plus games you can play on it.

It's just...damn those cards.  If not for that it could have been a solid hit.  If you buy it as a ps4 companion that plays tons of games from smaller publishers, it's fantastic.  Else, just go get a iphone or 3ds.
 
2013-08-20 04:12:09 PM  
Damnit, 2 minutes while I counted.
 
2013-08-20 04:12:15 PM  

Smelly McUgly: I have always hated Killer Instinct's juggle-mania gameplay, but that looks like the only interesting game here. I thought Titanfall was coming out as a launch title, but either I missed it on the list or I was wrong.


I really hate how they are releasing KI. $5 per character or you can buy "bundles" of them.
 
2013-08-20 04:12:36 PM  
I have a 360 but not a PS3, though lately I've been thinking about picking up the latter, mostly for Last of Us, but also for a few other games.  I figure the smart thing to do is wait a year for the price to go way down and pick up it and all the games I want for cheap.  I wish they would put out Gundam games on the xbox, and I guess while I'm daydreaming, I wish they'd release them in the United States too.

I won't be buying Xbox One at launch, although I'm certain I will buy one at some point.  My buddies and I all play BF3 (and previously Reach) on the 360, and as a group we've collectively decided to stick with the 360 for BF4.  I was also lucky enough to never have a 360 red ring on me, but I didn't buy one until Halo 3 was released.
 
2013-08-20 04:13:31 PM  

Antimatter: Carth: Anyone here have a Vita? I never was interested in one before but I like the idea of boarderlands 2 on it and the game with the upside head looked interesting.

The vita is...interesting.  Hardware wise, it's very, very solid.  Publishers in the west don't seem to like it though, outside Ubisoft and a few others.  Indies absolutely adore it, as do many Japanese devs from the smaller companies, like Arksys or atlas.

If you have psplus, it's a pretty good buy, save for the memory cards.  Games seem to drop in price pretty quick, and there is always a few free plus games you can play on it.

It's just...damn those cards.  If not for that it could have been a solid hit.  If you buy it as a ps4 companion that plays tons of games from smaller publishers, it's fantastic.  Else, just go get a iphone or 3ds.


With the price drop on the console/memory cards and Borderlands 2/Minecraft it seems like it would be a good handheld to play in bed and on plane rides. I'll look around online a bit more and see what people are saying
 
2013-08-20 04:14:55 PM  

Antimatter: The vita is...interesting. Hardware wise, it's very, very solid.


I just want video out so my 39 year old eyes can play the games on a large screen when I am not on the train. The next version will aledgely have it, and there are some supposed work arounds for the current one, but I don't have a Mac.
 
2013-08-20 04:18:02 PM  
 

IamSoSmart_S_M_R_T: Tyrone Slothrop: It's funny that Microsoft has reversed its position on nearly every "feature" of the XBone when they announced it. It makes you wonder if they have any market research staff at all.

I think it's more of the emperor has no clothes syndrome.  Upper mgmt was convinced that these were features that the users wanted and would accept, and the lower-level drones (market research staff) simply reinforced that outlook.


Makes you wonder if Sony saw the response to the 'featuers' in the XBone and reversed course before their announcement.
 
2013-08-20 04:18:41 PM  

Tyrone Slothrop: It's funny that Microsoft has reversed its position on nearly every "feature" of the XBone when they announced it. It makes you wonder if they have any market research staff at all.


That's the weird thing about all this. You know damn well they spent millions on market research, that's a given. It's nice they were willing to back off of these things after the terrible backlash, my question is how the fark did they NOT know that backlash was coming? It was entirely predictable. To be fair the console gaming crowd was going to be loud and skewed to the negative no matter what came out but given that they were willing to back off one has to question why they just didn't go ahead and do it the way they have ended up doing it from the beginning and save themselves all these expensive to implement late changes?
 
2013-08-20 04:19:22 PM  

Carth: With the price drop on the console/memory cards and Borderlands 2/Minecraft it seems like it would be a good handheld to play in bed and on plane rides. I'll look around online a bit more and see what people are saying


What i'm most looking forward to is free Issac int he spring, and the ps4 streaming.

Being able to play ps4 games from work while on lunch/break is awesome.  I can see myself really making use of that.
 
2013-08-20 04:21:15 PM  

Antimatter: Being able to play ps4 games from work while on lunch/break is awesome. I can see myself really making use of that.


As I understood it you'll need to be on the same wifi network for the PS4 streaming to work. Is that wrong? So you'd be able to play while on the toilet but not from the office*


*unless you happen to have your ps4 on the network at the office... in which case are you hiring?
 
2013-08-20 04:24:41 PM  

JohnBigBootay: That's the weird thing about all this. You know damn well they spent millions on market research, that's a given. It's nice they were willing to back off of these things after the terrible backlash, my question is how the fark did they NOT know that backlash was coming?


My assumption is that Microsoft, like every other tech firm nowadays, doesn't view the millions of people who use its products as their actual customers. No, the users are the product that they were selling to the actual customers, i.e. EA, Ubisoft, and other massive publishers. Those folks wanted DRM in return for increased exclusives, and MS went with what their true customers wanted.
 
2013-08-20 04:25:45 PM  

bluenote13: IamSoSmart_S_M_R_T: Tyrone Slothrop: It's funny that Microsoft has reversed its position on nearly every "feature" of the XBone when they announced it. It makes you wonder if they have any market research staff at all.

I think it's more of the emperor has no clothes syndrome.  Upper mgmt was convinced that these were features that the users wanted and would accept, and the lower-level drones (market research staff) simply reinforced that outlook.

Makes you wonder if Sony saw the response to the 'featuers' in the XBone and reversed course before their announcement.


Actually, IIRC, sony's basically said the same things since pre-release as they say now.  It's just a lot of folks thought sony had to be hiding something because of the Xbox rumors and revels.  People didn't like to think that one major console could have them, and the other couldn't.

Honestly, it's not surprising how they handled the ps4:  its the exact same stances as the ps3 and vita.

MS, I think, was enticed byt he idea of being the new appstore/iOS for the living room, and wanted their ultimate home entertainment walled garden.  After all, it seems to work for steam on the PC.  It's just, MS ignored why people accept steam, such as the ultra low prices for sales, and the competition form other digital stores.  And well, Pc and consoles are different markets, and MS failed to take that into account.

As a result, they had to react to sony not trying the same stuff they wanted to do, and in many ways, adopted all of sony stances for things, with a few ms twists.  I'd say the Xbox is much better off for abandoning their DMR stuff.
 
2013-08-20 04:28:02 PM  

Carth: Antimatter: Being able to play ps4 games from work while on lunch/break is awesome. I can see myself really making use of that.

As I understood it you'll need to be on the same wifi network for the PS4 streaming to work. Is that wrong? So you'd be able to play while on the toilet but not from the office*


*unless you happen to have your ps4 on the network at the office... in which case are you hiring?


We don't have a ps4 in the family room at work yet, but maybe we can talk the boss into it.

As for playstation remote play?  IT works from anywhere you have wifi.

http://manuals.playstation.net/document/en/psvita/remoteplay/viainte rn et.html
 
2013-08-20 04:28:29 PM  

bluenote13:
Makes you wonder if Sony saw the response to the 'featuers' in the XBone and reversed course before their announcement.

I wonder that as well...I wouldn't put it past Sony to have had similar thoughts and essentially "luck out" by being the second to announce.


JohnBigBootay: Tyrone Slothrop: It's funny that Microsoft has reversed its position on nearly every "feature" of the XBone when they announced it. It makes you wonder if they have any market research staff at all.

That's the weird thing about all this. You know damn well they spent millions on market research, that's a given. It's nice they were willing to back off of these things after the terrible backlash, my question is how the fark did they NOT know that backlash was coming? It was entirely predictable. To be fair the console gaming crowd was going to be loud and skewed to the negative no matter what came out but given that they were willing to back off one has to question why they just didn't go ahead and do it the way they have ended up doing it from the beginning and save themselves all these expensive to implement late changes?


Again, I think these "features" were driven by upper management, so the worker bees skewed the focus group data to help fit the narrative. Maybe they figured it would be a small percentage of consumers, or that it would initially be a big deal and taper off rather quickly.   I don't think they correctly anticipated the amount of negative press coverage they received, nor Sony's PR taking pot-shots at them as well (i.e." This is how you share a game on PS4").
 
2013-08-20 04:31:43 PM  

Antimatter: Carth: Antimatter: Being able to play ps4 games from work while on lunch/break is awesome. I can see myself really making use of that.

As I understood it you'll need to be on the same wifi network for the PS4 streaming to work. Is that wrong? So you'd be able to play while on the toilet but not from the office*


*unless you happen to have your ps4 on the network at the office... in which case are you hiring?

We don't have a ps4 in the family room at work yet, but maybe we can talk the boss into it.

As for playstation remote play?  IT works from anywhere you have wifi.

http://manuals.playstation.net/document/en/psvita/remoteplay/viainte rn et.html


Thanks for the link. I was confused by the wikipedia page on remote play.
 
2013-08-20 04:32:30 PM  

Klivian: oh_please: I honestly think the $499 price tag is gonna be a deal breaker.

All they have to do is un-bundle the Kinnect, and off it at $400 and everything swings back to MS. It will also mean a complete flip-flop on everything that MS said they would not change (always on, no used games).

I was at a training session for work (Six Sigma for those curious, and ye gods was it tedious) and one of the things that got driven home was the idea of value. Value being defined as "something the customer is willing to pay for"

The Kinnect is something that customers don't want, and don't want to have to pay extra for. Improve the value of the One by un-bundling it and you increase how attractive it is. How is it that a megacorp like MS doesn't know basic business?


You sound....brainwashed.
 
2013-08-20 04:33:31 PM  

Carth: Smelly McUgly: I have always hated Killer Instinct's juggle-mania gameplay, but that looks like the only interesting game here. I thought Titanfall was coming out as a launch title, but either I missed it on the list or I was wrong.

I really hate how they are releasing KI. $5 per character or you can buy "bundles" of them.


You are kidding, right?

http://www.gamespot.com/events/gamescom-2013/xbox-one-killer-instinc t- characters-will-be-5-each-6413217/

Uh...

So is it just the base game with one fighter for free and then you have to pay for characters, or is the base game like twenty bucks and then you have to buy characters?
 
2013-08-20 04:37:27 PM  

Smelly McUgly: Carth: Smelly McUgly: I have always hated Killer Instinct's juggle-mania gameplay, but that looks like the only interesting game here. I thought Titanfall was coming out as a launch title, but either I missed it on the list or I was wrong.

I really hate how they are releasing KI. $5 per character or you can buy "bundles" of them.

You are kidding, right?

http://www.gamespot.com/events/gamescom-2013/xbox-one-killer-instinc t- characters-will-be-5-each-6413217/

Uh...

So is it just the base game with one fighter for free and then you have to pay for characters, or is the base game like twenty bucks and then you have to buy characters?


The base game is free with one character. After that you need to buy characters. There are packages for $20 and $40 but as far as I've heard no way to test characters before you buy them.
 
2013-08-20 04:41:40 PM  
My son it not all that pumped about the XBOne.  He was saying this time around, a PS4 may be better.  I told him he as the third option of joining the glorious gaming master race by building a PC we can hook to the TV.  I really don't play on the console that much more anyway, we preferred multiplayer, same screen, RPGs, that we could all play.  With that genre more or less dead, we are having more fun with PCs anyway with things like Torchlight and other games.  He's also started to take a interest in retrogaming, so we are setting up VMs and playing some old stuff.  Works pretty well, all in all.
 
2013-08-20 04:42:27 PM  
Smelly McUgly: I have always hated Killer Instinct's juggle-mania

I think you mean combo-mania.
 
2013-08-20 04:42:35 PM  
Klivian:
I was at a training session for work (Six Sigma for those curious, and ye gods was it tedious) and one of the things that got driven home was the idea of value. Value being defined as "something the customer is willing to pay for"

Value is an interesting proposition.  I don't remember the case study offhand, but the gist of it was that HP had a PDA they were shopping around in focus groups.  When they priced it on the low end ($199 I believe), the focus groups didn't show much interest in it as they perceived it couldn't be that great of an offering for that price.  They shopped the exact same PDA to more focus groups, but this time with a higher price ($399 I believe) and found that the groups LOVED it.  They perceived it was a great value for the money, because the higher offering price meant that it had to be a great piece of tech.

/Really wish I knew which case study that was, it was a great read
 
2013-08-20 04:44:58 PM  

Smelly McUgly: Carth: Smelly McUgly: I have always hated Killer Instinct's juggle-mania gameplay, but that looks like the only interesting game here. I thought Titanfall was coming out as a launch title, but either I missed it on the list or I was wrong.

I really hate how they are releasing KI. $5 per character or you can buy "bundles" of them.

You are kidding, right?

http://www.gamespot.com/events/gamescom-2013/xbox-one-killer-instinc t- characters-will-be-5-each-6413217/

Uh...

So is it just the base game with one fighter for free and then you have to pay for characters, or is the base game like twenty bucks and then you have to buy characters?


It looks like the game itself is free and you can add additional characters for $.  It's different,  it goes beyond just hats but as free to play goes that isn't completely awful if you like the game you "buy it for either 20 or 40"  It isn't a constant outlay free to play game.
 
2013-08-20 04:47:49 PM  

sethen320: Antimatter: Carth: Anyone here have a Vita? I never was interested in one before but I like the idea of boarderlands 2 on it and the game with the upside head looked interesting.

The vita is...interesting.  Hardware wise, it's very, very solid.  Publishers in the west don't seem to like it though, outside Ubisoft and a few others.  Indies absolutely adore it, as do many Japanese devs from the smaller companies, like Arksys or atlas.

If you have psplus, it's a pretty good buy, save for the memory cards.  Games seem to drop in price pretty quick, and there is always a few free plus games you can play on it.

It's just...damn those cards.  If not for that it could have been a solid hit.  If you buy it as a ps4 companion that plays tons of games from smaller publishers, it's fantastic.  Else, just go get a iphone or 3ds.

What cards?


The vita uses micro SD liek cards that only work on a vita for mass storage.  They are, frankly, overpriced.
 
2013-08-20 04:51:27 PM  
Oh man! I'm so glad I pre-ordered so I can be the first person on my block to play Peggle 2!!!
 
2013-08-20 04:52:28 PM  

sethen320: Will it work as good as the psp/ps3 streaming? Cause that was totally useless shiat.


Better.  The vita has faster wireless, the ps4 has custom hardware set aside just for streaming/capture so no performance hit, and sony built the tools for vita remote play into the ps4 SDK, so its really easy for devs to implement, you just chose a control scheme and the sdk does the rest.

Nefarious: It looks like the game itself is free and you can add additional characters for $. It's different, it goes beyond just hats but as free to play goes that isn't completely awful if you like the game you "buy it for either 20 or 40" It isn't a constant outlay free to play game.


Yep.  $20 or $40 for six characters, two more later.  And some costumes.

That's...just wow.  If there was any way to kill the hype for a fighter, it's to announce a anemic roster like that behind a paywall.
 
2013-08-20 04:54:45 PM  

Smelly McUgly: Carth: Smelly McUgly: I have always hated Killer Instinct's juggle-mania gameplay, but that looks like the only interesting game here. I thought Titanfall was coming out as a launch title, but either I missed it on the list or I was wrong.

I really hate how they are releasing KI. $5 per character or you can buy "bundles" of them.

You are kidding, right?

http://www.gamespot.com/events/gamescom-2013/xbox-one-killer-instinc t- characters-will-be-5-each-6413217/

Uh...

So is it just the base game with one fighter for free and then you have to pay for characters, or is the base game like twenty bucks and then you have to buy characters?


Base game is free, each of the six additional fighters is $5.00, or you can get them all for $20.

Basically, it's a fully functional demo and if you want you can pay incrementally for new characters as you go or drop $20 for the full game.
 
2013-08-20 04:54:59 PM  

Antimatter: That's...just wow. If there was any way to kill the hype for a fighter, it's to announce a anemic roster like that behind a paywall.


I'd be less annoyed by it if there is a way to test a chacter out against a dummy of some kind. In most fighting games I only use one character anyway.
 
2013-08-20 05:00:12 PM  
Sony announced their release window list as well, many of the same third party titles.  15 retail disks in the 'launch window' and 18 PSN games.

Seems that since sony is releasing before some of their third party games, they won't hit day one, but rather, as they would normally release.
 
2013-08-20 05:06:11 PM  

mizchief: lordargent: McGrits: The ability of the ps3 to update it bluray movie playback capability as the medium developed was its true saving grace.

In my case,

I started with a PS2, my flatmate at the time had an xbox, I started buying xbox games. When he moved out, I bought an xbox (so that I could continue to play xbox games).

Then the 360 came out, I waited a few months before buying it (waiting for burnout revenge to be released). Got a bunch of 360 games.

Didn't see anything on the PS3 that I wanted, didn't (and still don't) care about blu-ray, I buy gaming consoles to play games.

// eventually, I bought a launch PS3 from a friend (it was collecting dust in her house) for $200. I played heavy rain, little big planet and uncharted. And now it's collecting dust coontil I have time to get/play the last of us))
.
// The hardware is fine, but I hate the UI, I basically hardly turn the thing on.

Yea only thing I played on my PS3 was uncharted, GOW, and Grand Turismo. I kind of like forza better anyway but was trying to justify still having the PS3 at that point. Think I watched 1 or 2 blu-ray movies on it. Oh and also played that game MAG cause I liked the prospects of 128 vs. 128 battles, but now do that with Planetside 2


You didn't play Last of US? it is probably the best game of this generation and almost worth the $200 price fo a PS3 alone.
 
2013-08-20 05:12:29 PM  

Carth: You didn't play Last of US? it is probably the best game of this generation and almost worth the $200 price fo a PS3 alone.


I bought it. It sits, unopened, on my rack of games, where it sits with Tomb Raider, Bioshock Infinite and a bunch of games that I've bought but never bothered to open yet.
 
2013-08-20 05:13:16 PM  

IamSoSmart_S_M_R_T: Again, I think these "features" were driven by upper management,


Cubicle Jockey: My assumption is that Microsoft, like every other tech firm nowadays, doesn't view the millions of people who use its products as their actual customers.


Yeah - I suspect they see their developer 'partners' as their real customers and the game developers see the console makers as their partners and thus what we have is a cabal or purely business interests (not there's anything wrong with that) and no one really looking out for the end user except for the end user. I mean sure, at some point they have to produce product we are willing to pay for but one gets the feeling they view that as a necessary nuisance rather than their goal.
 
2013-08-20 05:14:34 PM  
Put down the controller and invest more time in your hobbies.
 
2013-08-20 05:15:41 PM  
Carth: You didn't play Last of US?

Weeeeel

I finished a hardcore playthrough of fallout NV

Then went back to fallout 3 to play the DLC (I bought the GOTY edition because it was cheaper than buying the DLC with my original disk, so I actually own two copies of fallout 3 now).

// Finished Operation Anchorage (was a fun change of pace), and the Pitt (sucked, too short). Going to do another one this week.

// THEN, I will probably get the last of us and to a 50/50 split with Skyrim.
 
2013-08-20 05:16:08 PM  

Weisenheimer: Put down the controller and invest more time in your hobbies.


What if playing video games IS one of your hobbies? I mean when it is raining or late I can't go running or biking. Watching movies and playing games is a great way to kill time.
 
2013-08-20 05:17:40 PM  

antidisestablishmentarianism: That seems like a lot of money to pay for the new Forza.


Yup. I'm definitely going to miss Forza.
 
2013-08-20 05:22:19 PM  
Weisenheimer: Put down the controller and invest more time in your hobbies.

My hobby is taking ridiculously large panoramas (and then laughing as facebook struggles to crop them down to a manageable size ... and then fark crops them down further)

fbcdn-sphotos-a-a.akamaihd.net

fbcdn-sphotos-h-a.akamaihd.net

fbcdn-sphotos-a-a.akamaihd.net
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2013-08-20 05:28:28 PM  
All the hardcore said the Wii would bomb, it didn't.  All the harcore said the 360 would bomb, it didn't.  The hardcore said the Kinect would bomb, it didn't.  Now they say the One will bomb, I wonder what will happen?  I'm surprised Sony is doing with the PS4 what they did with the Vita.  "We listened to the gamers and are giving them what they want."  Ladies and gentlemen, the Homermobile.  Yes, listen to the absolute bottom of the barrel and base your decisions off what they want.  Brilliant.

I'm pissed that MS changed its policies.  I wanted some innovation.  I'm not a broke ass gamer who has to sell his games back to gamestop or Ebay to make enough to pay for his supply of Mountain Dew and Cheetos.  I don't need to own a farking disk to be oh so confident in my uber expensive 50 dollar purchase that I MUST be able to feel and rub it against my cheek on a daily basis because "Draconian Consumer Rights MAAAAANNNNNNN!".  I'm pissed because we are listening, and giving a voice to, the farkwads that used to just sit in the dark and be alone.  THEY'E complaining?!!  And we're listening to THEM?!!  Fark them!!  "Kinect is going to spy on me Maaaannn."  Yeah, that's all anyone wants to see is some mouth breather sitting in his skid marked 5 day old boxers with Hot Pocket crud on his face, using a milk crate as a coffee table and calling a soccer mom in Montana the N word because she just beat him at a game of UNO.  Yep, YOU'RE the guy they're looking for.  Look out!!

 We could have had an all digital, game sharing (maybe), Steam-like ("It's NOTHING like Steam maaannnn."), always connected system.  DRM, DRM, DRM!!  "What if I want to play my games in 10 years, what then?  MS sux!  What if I live in the wilderness and I get poor internet and I want to take my ONE camping and......"  Fark off!!  We should have had this, but they actually listened to these morons.  I hope MS and Sony farking fail.  PC gaming for life dudez.
 
2013-08-20 05:34:09 PM  

RexTalionis: sethen320: LazarusLong42: Vaneshi: Odd Bird: My PS2 and I would like you to take your adolescent nerd-rage to another patch of grass.

That's nice my Atari ST and SNES will tag team your PS2 if it doesn't get its ass on the pavement.

My Atari 2600 and TI-99/4A will be over here watching your childish shenanigans.

/probably while stoned.

My slide rule and I nod diapprovingly at you.


I actually own a couple slide rules and a working astrolabe as well, but alas they don't run video games, which makes the comparison less apt...
 
2013-08-20 05:34:41 PM  

broktune: All the harcore said the 360 would bomb, it didn't. The hardcore said the Kinect would bomb, it didn't.


That is some pretty revisionist history you got there. Hardcore fans were the most excited about the 360 and everyone was pissed at the PS3 for its launch price and forcing people to buy a bluray player. Kinect has largely failed. There isn't a single game out there that is worth playing. Even my 8-12 year old niece and nephews think it is useless.
 
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