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Sun 14th October, 2012

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Dodoo commented on Despite PS4's Success, Sony Expects to Lose a ...:

To be fair to Kaz, he inherited a partly sinking ship and has had a very tough job trying to repair the leaks. These things take time and personally I think Sony need to streamline their business further by concentrating on fewer devices/categories but making those devices/services better.

At the moment they seem to be jack of all trades and masters of none (except PS4)



Dodoo commented on Round Up: What Happened During Sony's Pre-Toky...:

@JaxonH - Yeah I forgot about X which will probably be a day one purchase but I'd like to see some actual footage of SMTxFE first, though I have long been a fan of Fire Emblem so will likely grab that also.

Rainbow Curse looks good, I had the DS version which was novel at the time. Somehow I can't see the Wii U game living up to Rayman Legends/DKC standards but hope I'm wrong. If anyone's gonna get a platformer right it's Nintendo...

Problem is a lot of these games look like they are a very long way off. We've not even seen Starfox yet and Zelda probably won't be seen again until E3 2015. These could easily be 2016 releases knowing Nintendo?!?

@rastamadeus - I've got 30+ games on my PS4 wishlist also! Here are some off the top of my head - AC: Unity, FC4, DriveClub, Witcher 3, Shadow of Mordor, GTA5, No Mans Sky, Batman, Tearaway, MGS5, Uncharted, Tomb Raider (eventually!), The Order, Journey, LBP3, Destiny, The Crew, RIME, Bloodborne, Persona 5, Toy Soldiers, The Division, Wild, Hellblade, Tomorrow Children, Evolve and others I've forgotten!

Damn there's some good games in the pipeline!



Dodoo commented on Poll: What Did You Think of Sony's Pre-Tokyo G...:

@rastamadeus - Remember this is for the Japanese audience, not western. If you were local to Sony then you'd probably find it more appealing.

Considering this is for TGS, I thought it was an excellent conference. Plus my Everybody's Golf prediction was indeed correct, yay! :)



Dodoo commented on Yay, PSN's Delayed Scheduled Maintenance Retur...:

Kudos to Sony for moving the date. It meant that I could play online on the bank holiday day off after all :)

It would be even better if, from now on, they permanently changed their maintenance days to Tuesdays rather than Mondays then they would never fall on national holidays at all! Good idea eh Sony?



Dodoo commented on The Scheduled PSN Maintenance Has Been Postpon...:

@SimonAdebisi Whether it is an irrelevant name or not is irrelevant. Everybody here knows what it is and we have no reason to change it. Why would we? It holds a historical meaning.

Whole languages are made up with words/phrases that have a similar history and/or meaning but we don't go changing the names of things depending on whether we think they are relevant or not.

Your answer is subjective anyway, others may think it is still relevant, including me, considering the fact that walk-in bank branches remain closed on these days.



Dodoo commented on The Scheduled PSN Maintenance Has Been Postpon...:

@SimonAdebisi - Not a stupid name and is valid in numerous commonwealth countries.

It originated originally as many years ago it was a day banks would be closed, hence "bank holiday". It is not classed as a "national holiday" like in many other countries as there is no automatic time off granted for the population (even though most are off like the banks).




Dodoo commented on These New Screenhots Prove That Tearaway Unfol...:

An easy day 1 for me. Totally loved the Vita version and I never expected to see anything more from this series but so glad we are.

Also from what I've seen so far I've seen more new areas than rehashed ones which is a good sign! If 50% is new then I'll be well happy :)



Dodoo commented on Don't Worry, Crystal Dynamics Considered Your ...:

@voodoo341 Do you ever have anything positive to say?

It's probably quite likely if you think logically and put the pieces together...

We know Microsoft has 2015 exclusivity (their words) and we know that SquareEnix are a company and therefore like to make money. With that in mind, they will likely be lining up a PS4 release as soon as their contract with MS allows, which if you read between the lines of all the executive quotes, SE, MS and Crystal Dynamics, sounds like 2016.

Yes it could be any time or not made for PS4 at all but do you really think SE would hold back an already finished game from a console that has sold twice that of its rival which the game was released on for no apparent reason? We do not know for sure what will happen but it looks pretty clear the PS4 version will see release 2016.



Dodoo commented on Don't Worry, Crystal Dynamics Considered Your ...:

Money talks. Simple.

I'm just glad that I'll get to play it on my PS4. I can put up with waiting till 2016 and remember the game probably won't come out on the bone until Oct/Nov/Dec 2015 anyway. It could be that the exclusivity is only for 3 months....



Dodoo commented on Not Even Sony Understands Why the PS4 Is Selli...:

@voodoo341 Wow if you're that unhappy why not sell it for an Xbone/Wii U?

I'm really happy with my PS4 and have so much to look forward to coming the rest of the year and 2015 I can't keep up. I'd imagine most of the 10 million owners feel the same and you are in fact the minority.

Think of it as a longer term investment then maybe you wouldn't be so disappointed?



Dodoo commented on Not Even Sony Understands Why the PS4 Is Selli...:

I agree with those saying that MS messed it up with style.

Personally I was an original Xbox and 360 gamer (though I had PS2/PSP) and when the PS4 was announced I really liked what Sony showed so kept an eye on it while waiting for Microsoft to show its hand.

At this point I was already a little underwhelmed at MS as their 'hardcore' stance of their earlier 360 years seemed to be making way for Kinect and casuals. During the later years of 360 I was looking over at PS3 owners with increasingly jealous looks due to the sheer number of exclusives while I mainly gamed on my Nintendo consoles due to a lack of games that interested me on 360.

When MS then announced the Xbox One I was already half back with Sony and they totally underwhelmed at their reveal with an emphasis on TV (which would be useless in the UK where I am).

Then came the final nails for me around E3 with all the anti-consumer policies, DRM and MS executives telling me to buy an Xbox 360 if I didn't like it! lol talk about patronising your fanbase and losing vision of who your customers are.

At that point I sold my 360 and bought a PS3 with the idea of catching up on the exclusives I'd missed (if I'd have known at the time so many would eventually be remade for PS4 I probably wouldn't have bothered!), with a view to then buying a PS4 later on. Which I have.

Microsoft annoyed me so much with so many missteps that they literally forced me by default to Sony's camp. At the same time Sony had such a strong showing and concentrated efforts on me, the gamer. I feel like they courted me even! This was the total opposite of what MS were doing.

Thing is I know I'm not alone. Many gamers felt so strongly about how they acted that there are countless ex-360 gamers on PS4 now.

For me that's the reason PS4 is doing so well - other than it being a great piece of hardware of course! There is also the promise of the eventual release of so many great Sony first party titles too.

I was Microsofts to lose and they did exactly that in spectacular fashion.



Dodoo commented on Sony's Done a Great Job with Indies, Says Form...:

"I really commend Sony HQ for giving Adam the reins"

I wonder if this is a little dig at Nintendo as unfortunately they didn't seem to trust him to do the same at Nintendo and shut him out from social media etc. He was actually someone at Nintendo with gumption like the old execs used to have (Howard Lincoln and co) so it's a real shame that they lost him.

Sony have done very well in this regard and I'm glad they are pursing indies. Otherwise we'd have literally nothing to play on Vita!



Dodoo commented on Shu Yoshida Hopes Rise of the Tomb Raider Rele...:

I'd love to know how much this cost MS...

It's funny as they are obviously trying to get PS4 owners to buy into Xbone as well but I think this move has just pissed PS4 owners off more than it has enticed them to buy the bone...