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Gamer83

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#1

Gamer83 commented on Poll: What Did You Think of Sony's Pre-Tokyo G...:

@turtlelink

Yup, it's funny how it works sometimes. I figured for sure E3 or Gamescom would've been awesome, and I was left underwhelmed after both (enough to the point where I made sure to speed up my purchase of an X1 because MS is bringing a good number of games I want to play), so based on those two shows, the expectations for this were very low but credit to the Japan team, it delivered.

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#2

Gamer83 commented on Poll: What Did You Think of Sony's Pre-Tokyo G...:

@Punished_Boss

Apparently I was wrong and there were a couple indie games but the vast majority was the bigger budget, retail games that I like. And they certainly weren't allowing people to go up there on stage and drone on and on about indies. Infact, they didn't drone on about anything, the pacing was excellent. Even the parts that were more about features or hardware numbers (which they had to and did acknowledge PS4 numbers in Japan are pretty abysmal) actually moved. There were no corporate tools standing up there going on about nothing like the clowns at SCEA and SCEE do.

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#3

Gamer83 commented on Poll: What Did You Think of Sony's Pre-Tokyo G...:

Great conference, it was well paced and lots of good content. Best part was no indies. This show made E3 and Gamescom look like the sh*t they were and hopefully SCEA and SCEE were taking notes. Now if just 1/3 of these come over that will be nice. I know for sure I'm getting the Resident Evils.

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#4

Gamer83 commented on The Zombie Invasion Continues With Resident Ev...:

@Dodoo

At least there's still plenty of opportunity for PS fans to get the game, the people I feel awful for are the Nintendo gamers. The first was made for and sold best on 3DS, there was a Wii U version which outsold the 360 version and Capcom just flips them the bird. Pathetic business practice, just like the stupid a$$es at SquareEnix and Crystal Dynamics taking the MS moneyhat for Rise of the Tomb Raider but the worst part is, there was no moneyhat involved here, just Capcom's own stupidity which is why that company is in the shape it is.

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#8

Gamer83 commented on A New Firmware Update Will Finally Bring Theme...:

@rastamadeus

Yeah that feature has to be on the list. I probably would turn it off most of the time because nothing takes me out of the moment if I'm at an important cutscene in say The Last of Us like a friend notification popping up but it'll be nice to have for when I'm playing Destiny, Call of Duty or NBA 2K.

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#11

Gamer83 commented on A New Firmware Update Will Finally Bring Theme...:

It seems like such a small thing but I'm not going to lie, this was a feature I loved on the PS3 and 360. I don't know why but I enjoyed customizing the console with themes of long-time favorites or big releases I was currently playing and enjoying. I'm thrilled this is on the way.

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#13

Gamer83 commented on Dragon Quest Meets Dynasty Warriors in PS4's D...:

I'm generally not a fan of the 'warriors' games but like Hyrule Warriors this has been thrown into a universe that I enjoy quite a bit. If it comes West, I'd check it out for sure. Nice score for Sony Japan and I hope it pays off, competition is a good thing and Nintendo has had it a bit easy in Japan.

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#21

Gamer83 commented on Saints Row: Gat Out of Hell is Coming to PS4, ...:

@AFCC

My thoughts exactly. I'm not totally against standalone expansions but I got my hopes up for something else now I'm disappointed. Maybe they surprise me and it's as well done as inFamous: First Light, but still, $20 is steep, I'd go $15 at most if it turns out great but even that's really pushing it.

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#22

Gamer83 commented on Talking Point: Is Indie Becoming a Defunct, Di...:

@Mrskinner

Back in the early days of last gen I didn't mind the retro look but I'm getting really sick of it now. Again though, as you mentioned, it's all about balance. If the balance was right, these games with the retro-style graphics and gameplay would be nice little diversions, unfortunately these games along with indies and ports have been the bulk of the lineup. I know some will argue it but no gen has ever started this bad, and you can throw another port today, Saints Row IV, on to the never-ending pile. This gen has been indie, indie, port, indie, cross-gen, AAA, port, indie, indie, port, cross-gen... and it's not looking to get much better. I do think the balance is a bit better on X1 because while it has indie games they aren't the focus and the big games being delivered next-year seem a little more the kind of games I want to play than the story-heavy non-gameplay nonsense that The Order seems to be pushing. Across the board though we still have the port, cross-gen problem.

Now I'll wait for people to tell me about market factors, why there's less AAA games, why we have to have indies and ports and blah blah blah. I'll say this, if the industry can't support itself anymore on the AAA games like it always has maybe it shouldn't exist. As much as that reality sucks, I can deal with that a lot easier than I can playing pixel junk on my super-powered $400 PS4. But I feel a lot of the stuff that gets said is excuse making for companies run by people who simply don't know how to budget.

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#23

Gamer83 commented on Saints Row IV and All of Its DLC Gets Re-Elect...:

Stupid me, I got my hopes up that they would be announcing Saints Row V or some kind of 'reboot' like had been rumored. Nope, instead more ports.... I actually liked Saints Row IV but I'm not buying it again, maybe I'll check out the Gat out of Hell DLC when it's on a sale for a more reasonable price.

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#24

Gamer83 commented on Talking Point: Is Indie Becoming a Defunct, Di...:

The problem isn't the term, it's that it's the first year and the AAA blockbusters aren't there. The ones that have come out either don't live up to the hype or are cross-gen. And Sony has been as guilty as anyone in the press for beating people over the head with the word 'indie.' And worse, you have execs like Yoshida then going out there and acting like the indie snobs do whenever somebody suggests they don't like these smaller games. Saying stupid sh*t like "I don't understand" concerning a large part of your audience is dumb and doesn't help anybody. So in short, it's not the word, it's about how things are being presented and the attitude of indies being the greatest thing ever doesn't help either, especially when a vast majority of the games are garbage, just like on the AAA scene.

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#29

Gamer83 commented on PSN Temporarily Offline Again as Attacks Ramp ...:

@LDXD
I'm thinking of flipping the pre-order over to Alien Isolation, problem is that game is still very much a question mark. I really do think Destiny will be great, the beta proved it, the problem is it's a 'when it works' kind of deal. The lack of an offline singleplayer campaign is ridiculous.

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#30

Gamer83 commented on PSN Temporarily Offline Again as Attacks Ramp ...:

@LDXD

I'm definitely reconsidering my pre-order. The beta was great and there's nothing really wrong with the game but I don't love the idea of useless $60 game should the internet f up. I'm thinking it may be best to wait until December and see how things are going.

Sony is partly to blame here too. The never ending nonsense with PSN doesn't instill confidence.

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#31

Gamer83 commented on PSN Temporarily Offline Again as Attacks Ramp ...:

@Tasuki

Just going based off my experiences with both services. Regardless of why it's happening or who's causing the issues. There's always an excuse for Sony though. People defended the idiots for losing customer's personal information during the hack of 2011 so nothing surprises me when it comes to sticking up for wonderful and perfect in every way Sony.

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#32

Gamer83 commented on PSN Temporarily Offline Again as Attacks Ramp ...:

Really don't see what's so wrong about mentioning Xbox at all. Like XBL, PSN is now a paid for service and it simply isn't up to par with the competition. Sony has made great strides in this sector since the early PS3 days but as far along as its come, it still seems like there's something ridiculous going on with PSN every couple weeks. Even Nintendo doesn't have this many issues. Now if it was still a free service that's one, it's annoying but a little easier to deal with (as long as they're letting personal information get compromised). A paid-for service, I expect better than this. Can only imagine what will happen if this nonsense overlaps with the launch of Destiny.

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#33

Gamer83 commented on Out This Week: inFAMOUS: First Light, Metro Re...:

Got the Madden Xbox One bundle and as feared, Madden is pretty much just average. I've played worse NFL games, I've also played a lot better but it was free and I wasn't expecting much anyway so I can't really say anything.

Downloaded inFamous: First Light before I left work but said I couldn't play it for a few more hours. Getting ready to start that up soon though, looking forward to it. More inFamous is always a good thing.

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#34

Gamer83 commented on PSN Temporarily Offline Again as Attacks Ramp ...:

Why is there a fee for this service again? PS Plus was great when it started, but has been starting to show cracks and having it be required for online is even more ridiculous now considering how often PSN is down for whatever reason.

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#35

Gamer83 commented on Sony: PS Move Was Ahead of Its Time, But There...:

Never been a fan of motion controls, not on Wii and sure as hell not on PS3 and 360. Sony can say Move was ahead of its time, I always viewed it the same way I did Kinect, pathetic cash-ins on an annoying concept. I'm glad neither were a huge success. Give me a regular game pad any day over this motion bs.

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#36

Gamer83 commented on Don't Worry, Crystal Dynamics Considered Your ...:

I really would have much more respect for Crystal Dynamics and SquareEnix if they just said what we all know to be true 'screw you PS fans, we took MS' money.' And I'm still not convinced the game is going to come to PS4. PC definitely but PlayStation? Won't believe anything regarding that until it's officially announced, IF it's officially announced. In the meantime, I've moved on, if it never comes to PS4 so be it, if I'm desperate enough to play it I'll buy the X1 version when it's $10 used at GameStop but I'm not giving SE any more of my money. Not for RotTR on day one and sure as hell not for Sleeping Dogs: Rehashed Edition especially since there's a possibility SE will agree to let MS lock PS4 gamers out of the sequel to that as well should MS decide it wants to. Pathetic. It's business, I get it, but to flip the bird at the consumers who made up the vast majority of sales for the last game- and frankly most, if not all, games with the SE label that have appeared on PS and Xbox- and not be direct is the entire issue here for me. These exclusive deals happen all the time, you deal with them, but the bs like 'we considered your feelings' or my favorite 'don't worry we have downloadable garbage on the way,' is just f**king nonsense.

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#37

Gamer83 commented on Not Even Sony Understands Why the PS4 Is Selli...:

@Reverend_Skeeve

I think saying Xbox Live mops the floor with PSN might be a little strong. For the majority of last gen, absolutely but in the last few years Sony has made nice strides in the online department (PSN still goes down too often on big releases but I'm hopeful over time that changes). But I do agree XBL is better. If I didn't have nearly double the friends on PSN I'd probably do most of my, rare, multiplayer gaming on Xbox but I just don't see the point in playing with random people, which is mostly what I'd do on XBL and I've had to deal with enough crap from that online community to last for 100 lifetimes.

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#38

Gamer83 commented on Not Even Sony Understands Why the PS4 Is Selli...:

Great marketing and MS going absolutely stupid. It can be argued that MS has the better lineup and I think this would be a much closer race had anybody at MS with a functioning brain cell stood up and said to Don Mattrick 'these policies are idiotic and $500 is stupid,' but that didn't happen. Sony hit with a crowded enough launch lineup, tremendous marketing campaign, good price and then just had to sit back and let MS do the rest because under Mattrick's direction MS was constantly shooting itself in the foot.

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#40

Gamer83 commented on Feature: Push Square's Gamescom 2014 Game of t...:

@Jazzer94

The most important thing known about Wild is that it comes from a big name in the industry who, to be fair, does have a history of making good games. But it shouldn't be getting more love than games like MGS V or Bloodborne or The Witcher 3 or even Until Dawn, which while not a looker, seems pretty intriguing.

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#42

Gamer83 commented on Shu Yoshida Hopes Rise of the Tomb Raider Rele...:

@voodoo341

I think Fallout 4 Xbox One exclusive is almost a certainty. I think RE 7 could be as well. As much as RE has fallen it's still a big name and would push X1s in Japan. MS went after a lot of Japanese games last gen but it went after the wrong ones. Capcom is in a spot now where to make a game like that it'd almost have to get the funding from one of the big 3 similar to what happened with Dead Rising 3. Sony may or may not have the money to do it, we know Nintendo sure as hell wouldn't fund it, so that leaves just one option and very clearly that company is willing to spend the money.

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#47

Gamer83 commented on Shu Yoshida Hopes Rise of the Tomb Raider Rele...:

Ater reading the Phil Spencer interview yesterday I doubt it happens, and if it does it won't be for a long time, which sucks but given the history of stupid at SuareEnix isn't surprising. Just have to hope other third parties don't start selling out.

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#49

Gamer83 commented on Xbox Chief's Uncharted Adoration Motivated Tom...:

@JaxonH

I agree with you about the being pissed at MS part. MS isn't doing anything other console makers, including Nintendo and Sony, haven't done in the past but I think the reason people are ticked about this and not Dreamfall is that people actually care about Tomb Raider.