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Gamer83

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#4

Gamer83 commented on Japanese Sales Charts: Persona 4 Dancing All N...:

I'm stunned The Witcher 3 is still in the charts.

@sinalefa
It doesn't matter who tops the charts, some will be pleased their favorite piece of plastic is in first. just like every week and it's not exclusive to one fanbase or one website. However, the real issue is those numbers are still embarrassingly bad across the board and there's no sign of things changing. It certainly won't for PS4 as long as PS3 keeps getting ports. Wii U at least will get a big boost from Devil's Third and Shin Megami Tensei X Fire Emblem. Also, X1 showed positive growth for a second week in a row. For MS in Japan, it'll take the wins where it can get them.

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#5

Gamer83 commented on The PS4 Is Absolutely Destroying The Competiti...:

@eLarkos

Sony did with the PS4 what MS did in 2005 with the 360. Good hardware for a console, an affordable price and a great marketing campaign. It also doesn't hurt that it gets all the big third party games, and like it or not, those are the games that sell the most. I love great exclusives as much as the next guy but as Wii U has shown first party games alone won't carry a console and neither Xbox One or PS4 are knocking it out of the park in that category. X1 has Titanfall, Sunset Overdrive, Forza Horizon 2. PS4 has inFamous: Second Son and Bloodborne. The thing is the big games are coming. The competition... Wii U has been on the market for a lengthy time, has no third party support and people outside the hardcore Nintendo fanbase seem totally indifferent. MS is still fighting an uphill battle in its strongest market. I never count MS out because it has deep pockets but unless there's a massive change in Europe or Sony completely drops the ball in North America and MS takes advantage enough to double Sony up over here like it did last time, there's a good chance PS4 leads this gen. And again, it's doing well now with no price cut, and 'no games.' It's got Uncharted 4, Street Fighter V and Ratchet & Clank for next year and who knows, maybe Horizon or Persona 5 are 2016 as well. Then all the multiplats and Sony may drop the price as well. It's a marathon, not a sprint, so who knows what will happen. But MS and Nintendo aren't the only companies that have cards to play still.

As for next-gen, I'll worry about that when we get there. If it's mostly digital, I may not even bother because, imo, nobody benefits from that. But it does seem the long term plan, judging by stuff both companies have done, that Sony and MS want to turn PlayStation and Xbox into services more than continuing with traditional consoles. I hope that isn't the case but no sense worrying about that when the new consoles still have at least 3 or 4 more years to go.

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#6

Gamer83 commented on Is The Last of Us 2 in Development? Voice Acto...:

I've gone back and forth on if I want a sequel to The Last of Us or not. In the end I'd play it, because TLoU is one of my top 2 games last gen but I think each generation, Naughty Dog's strength has been creating new IP. Crash on PS1, Jak & Daxter at the start of PS2, last gen they created two new IPs that were both awesome, one which has given the PS brand a semi-leading character in Nathan Drake. Due to this, I think I'd prefer to see a brand new IP as opposed to a sequel. Looking at it from the business side though, I think it's pretty obvious what's next. As long as it's as brilliant as the original, that's fine by me.

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#7

Gamer83 commented on The PS4 Is Absolutely Destroying The Competiti...:

@eLarkos
Heard the same thing last gen, only it was the Wii that people were saying wouldn't continue to sell. It led the entire generation. If Sony plays its cards right, it can certainly hold on to the lead. It's already outselling the competition significantly without a price cut or its big hitting first party games, which are on the way (just like last gen, it's taking longer than it should, however, and I've been very critical of Sony for that). But the competition hasn't exactly taken advantage of Sony's mistakes. MS is fighting for control of the North American market, its strongest market and the one that was the reason Xbox 360 was ahead of PS3 in sales until the tail end of last gen. This time around, it's apparent it's going to be much closer, and that's a huge problem for MS because it seems pretty clear that Europe, and obviously Japan, still prefer PlayStation.

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#8

Gamer83 commented on Imagine Buying and Dumping a New PS4 Every Tim...:

@hYdeks
It's just ridiculous what some of these guys do. More astounding is the amount of athletes who end up broke because they gamble. I can't fathom how some of these guys make in the 100 millions over their careers then somehow end up with next to nothing a few years after retirement.

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#9

Gamer83 commented on Poll: Which Batman: Arkham Game Is the Best?:

@Boerewors
I hope Rocksteady doesn't make a Superman game, honestly. It doesn't matter which studio it is, I don't believe it's possible to make a good Superman game. Nobody has been able to do so. At least with the Batman games there were a few good sidescrollers before Rocksteady made the first good 3D one.

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#13

Gamer83 commented on Review: Batman: Arkham Knight (PS4):

@BAMozzy
No reason to return but I have to admit Red Hood was quite a bit of fun to play as. Wish they could've fleshed both DLCs out more but I guess that would've been asking too much for 'pre-order bonuses.'

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#15

Gamer83 commented on Review: Devil May Cry 4: Special Edition (PS4):

@JaxonH
Interested in your thoughts once you get to play more of DMC 4 because you're a big fan of these kind of action games. Its design is definitely archaic in places (it is from 2008 afterall) but I think it still holds up well.

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#18

Gamer83 commented on 8 Months of Work on Uncharted 4 Was Scrapped, ...:

Not exactly shocking news because we knew Hennig was off the project. That's a crap ton of work, however, and something must have gone seriously wrong. From what I understand though a lot of the core team behind this, including Druckmann and Straley, were big players on Uncharted 2 (easily the best in the series), so my confidence in the game isn't shot and what was shown at E3 seemed like the kind of craziness I expect in from Uncharted. Only thing that sucks is Hennig didn't get to see the series through to the end. She did some incredible work helping to build this into a powerhouse franchise for the PlayStation brand.

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#20

Gamer83 commented on So, This Is How Sony Took the Marketing Rights...:

I think paying for timed DLC, especially something like one-month early access to maps, is a pointless waste of money but if these companies believe they're benefiting, whatever. What bothers me more is if a company pays a third party to add content to their version of the game but the third party turns around and still charges the same $60 to all users eventhough an argument can be made you're not getting the full game on other platforms.

@adf86
The majority here don't care what Nintendo does. If you're a PS, Xbox guy Nintendo has done nothing to garner your attention over the brands you prefer. And if you visit NLife you will quickly learn Nintendo is perfect. Not worth getting worked up over what that company does. Especially after this past E3. NX can't get here soon enough and hopefully with a major shift in Nintendo's 'we're right you just don't get us' attitude.

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#21

Gamer83 commented on Review: Devil May Cry 4: Special Edition (PS4):

Still as fun as I remember it being back in 2008. Never completed the original release but plan to change that this time. The only thing that frustrates me, and it's not the game's fault, is that I suck at it. I can get an S rank in some fights but can't seem to get higher.

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#22

Gamer83 commented on Poll: Which Batman: Arkham Game Is the Best?:

@BetweenTheTrees
There had been a couple pretty decent Batman games before Asylum but that was definitely the first good 3D Batman. I'd also rank it as the best in the trilogy, followed by Knight and then City.

Asylum laid the ground work for the brilliant combat system - which has been used by other developers in some form now - and had the tightest narrative. And while the world was more pseudo-open than full open it was still plenty of fun to explore. I think the closer confines might've benefited the game to some degree although I love gliding around in City and Knight.

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#23

Gamer83 commented on Sony: Reclaiming Japanese Gamers Is a Focus fo...:

@Mrskinner

Yeah. To be fair to the developers, I get why they're doing it because PS3 has a pretty decent size userbase there now and I'm not sure how much cutting off that console will help PS4 in the long run, although I would say the impact would be more positive than negative. It's up to Sony to give them reason to drop the PS3 though. If some $ has to be ponied up, well, get the checkbook out.

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#24

Gamer83 commented on Rumour: Rise of the Tomb Raider to Clamber ont...:

@BAMozzy

Sales numbers should speak louder than anything. There are always some who will say, whether they truly believe it or not, that 'such and such game isn't better than this exclusive' to make their favorite console look better. That said, I frequent a fair number of PS websites and I can say there's a bigger Tomb Raider fanbase on PlayStation than not. The comment I saw the most was actually one I agree with. Uncharted 2 is better than Tomb Raider 2013 (because Uncharted 2 is better than a good number of games from last gen) but 1 and 3 are nowhere near as good as TR.

There's also the fact that the Tomb Raider games sell better on PlayStation. TR 2013 did 2.40 mil on PS3 and 1.85 mil on 360 with the consoles having similar sales numbers at the time. Underworld, which released at the same time on both consoles in 2008 when 360 was still outpacing PS3 in sales actually sold better on Sony's console 1.25 mil to 1.06 mil. Anniversary and Legend did 390K and 360K on 360 respectively. When the TR trilogy released for PS3 with both those games (and Underworld) it sold 840K. Definitive Edition on PS4 sold 890K to X1's 330K. So forgive me if I say that if CD was listening to feedback from the loud minority on forums, this outfit is run by people even more stupid than I thought. The sales speak for themselves. PlayStation fans love Tomb Raider and this is a pathetic move. Especially if it was to avoid Uncharted 4 which would've had no more or less effect on Rise of the Tomb Raider than Halo 5 will on X1. No boycotts though, I've seen this annoying stuff happen often over the years, you do have to roll with the punches sometimes. As annoying as it is, it's more annoying paying $60 for a supposedly full game like Destiny but getting less content than gamers on the other platform. Destiny's deal makes the one-month wait for Call of Duty maps seem reasonable.

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#25

Gamer83 commented on Review: Batman: Arkham Knight (PS4):

I haven't finished the game yet so can't give a full honest opinion but what I've played so far I'd put it ahead of City, still behind Asylum. That was the perfect Batman game. It had a tight, focused narrative and an awesome pseudo-open world to explore that I thought was only topped by the one in the Tomb Raider reboot.

I like the story in this better than City so far and the Batmobile hasn't been bad but again I'm not near the end. The character switching is also, as mentioned, pretty flawless. I'd love to see Rocksteady make a TMNT or X-Men game next as both would offer themselves well to this mechanic. It's been a long time since we've had a good TMNT game and this studio might be the one to pull it off. It did make three great 3D Batman games after years of nobody coming close to anything even bordering on decent.

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#26

Gamer83 commented on Rumour: Rise of the Tomb Raider to Clamber ont...:

@justerthought
I think DLC deals are the most pointless thing ever. As you posted, both consoles get the game the same day and date, all gamers front their $60 for the same game though and that's what they should get. I can't believe that an extra month of access to new maps would swing sales significantly one way or the other for CoD, just like I don't think Scarecrow missions and skins will swing the Batman: Arkham Knight sales unless you're somebody who has access to both consoles and can take advantage of this stuff. These aren't system selling moves though, it's just pointlessly throwing money at third parties and even if it's a drop in the hat to do so, any money exchanging hands for one-month - or less - exclusive DLC is money that could be 100 times better spent going into first party content.

@NaughtyOttsel22
Oh yeah, he clearly stated it. And some people would say if Uncharted 4 were still coming out this holiday the move would make sense because 'PS4 owners would choose Uncharted 4.' Which frankly is a silly excuse to begin with. Sure most of those who only get one game would choose the exclusive but many, in fact I'd say the majority, around the holidays get multiple games so there's a great chance even with Uncharted 4 there, RotTR would've sold well on PS4. But what happened, happened. I just hope in the future not to see more stupid decision making like this.

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#27

Gamer83 commented on Rumour: Rise of the Tomb Raider to Clamber ont...:

@NaughtyOttsel22

Yeah, the Street Fighter V situation is very different but people don't want to see it that way. That game is much more like the Dead Rising 3 deal. No Microsoft, no Dead Rising 3. So while I don't care for these deals either, they're somewhat more tolerable. I just hope Capcom gets its sh*t together in time for Resident Evil 7 and the next Devil May Cry so gamers on all platforms can enjoy those games from the second they hit the market. That includes the Nintendo crowd if NX is out by then.

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#28

Gamer83 commented on Rumour: Rise of the Tomb Raider to Clamber ont...:

@NaughtyOttsel22

And I've seen the same opinion as yours expressed elsewhere. I really want to play this game because I loved the reboot and have an Xbox One so no point, imo anyway, skipping it. But there will be some who even if it does come to PS4, won't bother now. And that's a shame, and all could've been avoided if SE and CD weren't idiots. It'd be one thing if the company was in serious danger of bankruptcy and needed the handouts or if it was like back in the PS2 days when one console was outselling the other two by 3 times as much even if you combined the numbers of the competition. Neither is the case here. So, shrewd but smart business move by MS. Not sure it was a smart one from the people making the game, however.

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#29

Gamer83 commented on Sony: Reclaiming Japanese Gamers Is a Focus fo...:

Completely dropping the damn PS3 would be the first step in the right direction. If developers need to start getting some 'incentive' to keep games off the console, so be it. But the only way the PS4 will have a chance to consistently start selling better is if PS3 is out of the picture.

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#30

Gamer83 commented on Rumour: Rise of the Tomb Raider to Clamber ont...:

@NaughtyOttsel22
SE is throwing a lot of JRPGs behind the PS4 though. Including giving it the FF VII remake first. This was an ill-advised decision but I also have to wonder how much was Crystal Dynamic's decisions as well? I mean, whenever I hear the guy who's in charge of that studio talk about MS, it's a verbal bj and it's disgusting. And all I can think to myself is 'yes, we get it, MS helped you advertise TR: Underworld and the Tomb Raider reboot as Xbox exclusives, but when it was time to show up with the $$$ who were the console gamers there?' Hint... it wasn't the Xbox guys. So I do understand the anger from PS gamers, and there is legit cause for it. People can give me the 'it's business' crap all they want. It's funny how it's ok until the shoe is on the other foot. The anger is real and it's the same legit anger I saw aimed at Capcom when it was announced that not even 3DS would get a port of Resident Evil: Revelations 2 eventhough that sub-series started and sold best there. When dumb people in suits at companies make dumb decisions they get negative feedback and it's well earned.

And I still think this rumor is way off. How many times are these guys right? Once every 100 rumors they bring up?

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#31

Gamer83 commented on Rumour: Rise of the Tomb Raider to Clamber ont...:

@JaredJ
If you want to play it that bad you're just better off just getting it on your birthday. We know for a fact it will be on Xbox One. It may not come to PS4 and even if it does it won't be before Sept. 2016 would be my guess. I can't imagine MS would be stupid enough to pay for a 3-month exclusive on a full game.

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#32

Gamer83 commented on Rumour: Rise of the Tomb Raider to Clamber ont...:

I still don't get the anger towards MS. Just like Sony and Nintendo have made deals with third parties in the past, MS is doing the same to try and sell its console. I do understand the anger because I'm p*ssed to hell about this myself, but the hostility should be directed to SE and Crystal Dynamics. Looking at all the games SE is funding you can't tell me it couldn't have done the same for Rise of the Tomb Raider. Especially when these a-holes are funding a new Hitman game, when the last one tanked worse than the TR reboot. It didn't have to take the MS handout, but it did. It is what it is. At least at E3 it looked like it was trying to make up for things a little bit, of course there's no telling when the hell any of the JRPGs it announced for PS4 will be out.

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#33

Gamer83 commented on Rumour: Rise of the Tomb Raider to Clamber ont...:

If it ever happens, it will be too late for most PS4 owners to give a damn. Anyway, just more talk about a game that as of right now should be as relevant to PS gamers as Uncharted is to Xbox gamers. If this game does come out on PS4 at some point, great, lets have 4 articles in two weeks, until then I feel like PS specific websites should move on.

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#34

Gamer83 commented on Review: Tales from the Borderlands: Episode 3 ...:

Of course, just like Episode 2 they drop it months after the previous episode and during other big releases. I've loved each of the first two episodes but I'm going to wait for the last two to release then go through 3-5 in succession. I don't regret buying the season pass because Telltale does great work, but man do these episodes take forever to release.

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#37

Gamer83 commented on Nintendo's Reggie Is Still Having a Pop at Pla...:

@Savino
Silence. Reggie and Nintendo are not to be criticized. Everything they say is innocent, not hypocritical at all and just for the good of the industry. Everybody at that company is perfect and they're just trying to help us fools 'get' the industry the way they do.

@BetweenTheTrees
Nintendo does make some early childhood games but to be fair I think most of that stuff is relegated to the handheld market where as the games they put on Wii U may in some cases look like childhood games but are actually ones that can be enjoyed by all ages. The problem really is, its console just seems so overwhelming stacked with those games because it misses pretty much every big third party release and to some people comes off as a children's toy. I don't think that notion has actually ever been accurate but Nintendo doesn't do itself any favors by not having GTA, Assassin's Creed, Mass Effect, Mortal Kombat, The Witcher...

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#39

Gamer83 commented on Japanese Sales Charts: The Devil May Cry at Th...:

@WARDIE
Seriously, just like the North American market is MS' focus because that's where it's most successful, Sony should be bending over backwards for the Europeans because they're the ones buying the PS4 the most. After that, they should cater to NA then Japan. It's the Western territories that actually care about the console.

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#40

Gamer83 commented on Nintendo's Reggie Is Still Having a Pop at Pla...:

@Kage_88

MS got a free pass for E3 2013? That's why it backtracked on pretty much everything that was originally planned and made some major changes among the leadership group for the Xbox division.

I agree the calls for going third party are ridiculous because Nintendo is one of the financially secure companies in this industry right now. But, this was a putrid conference and it's not whining, people are rightly crapping on it. You deliver crap, you get crap, period. Doesn't matter what company it is.

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#41

Gamer83 commented on Nintendo's Reggie Is Still Having a Pop at Pla...:

@Tkyti
Reggie is a slimebag, like most execs. The problem with him is he shows no humility at all and makes a complete a$$ of himself 90% of the time he opens his mouth. He's a lot like Jack Tretton was actually. Tretton made some idiotic remarks during his time with Sony, the real doozie about 3DS being a great 'baby sitting tool' while it was smoking the Vita in sales. Sometimes you need to just admit when you're messing up and then try to fix it. I don't think anybody at Nintendo has ever admitted when they screw up, and even when they admit to it, it's more of a 'we're not really screwing up, people just are too stupid to understand us.' This has actually gone back to the days before Iwata was in charge. During the N64 days they went with cartridge over CDs, never admitted it was the wrong choice though third parties couldn't jump ship fast enough and it was partly responsible for Final Fantasy VII ending up on PSone and pushing that console well ahead of N64. During the Gamecube days I remember quotes coming out of Nintendo that third parties were 'useless companies' though hilariously at that time Nintendo was also hyping the 'Capcom 5.' So, nothing new but it's ridiculous this 'we're right, you're all idiots' nonsense is still going on and it's clear Iwata and Reggie have never taken even a brief course in PR.

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#42

Gamer83 commented on Nintendo's Reggie Is Still Having a Pop at Pla...:

@Jaz007

That's actually true too. Outside of The Last Guardian, Sony has generally been pretty good about getting games out in reasonable time. So has MS. The quality of releases from these companies can sometimes be questionable, although both have studios which put out some real gems (I've never played a bad game from Naughty Dog, Sucker Puncher or Turn 10). And both get great third party support. I can understand some frustration from Nintendo because due to having no third party support at all its all down to first parties to get stuff right, but even Nintendo's first parties have released some mediocrity and downright crap. It's hard for some here to believe that it seems but it's true.

I really didn't want to get going on Nintendo because I do still want to love the company that got me into gaming, and it seems everybody has piled on since E3, but Reggie won't shut up and the hypocrisy is laughable. He could've simply said 'we don't talk about games before they can be announced and released in a timely manner.' Simple to the point and you're done. Instead he had to bring up 'other companies' and we know who he's talking about. Right or wrong, doesn't matter. Nintendo has its own issues right now. Fix those first (like getting the big third party multiplats, please), then get back to me about how bad MS and the 'evil Empire' of Sony are.

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#44

Gamer83 commented on Sony 'Really Wanted' That Call of Duty: Black ...:

I'm not going to say it's not a big deal to some degree, but MS built up such a great partnership with Activision over the last decade with CoD that I don't think it's going to have a huge impact. It's like with the Batman games. Since Arkham Asylum, Sony has done a tremendous job with WB and Rocksteady building this up as a PS franchise eventhough it's actually not.At the end of the day, PS gamers, Xbox gamers, we all still get the same game Day one. The only difference is this time the Xbox crowd has to wait a little bit. And this holiday, Xbox gamers who like FPS also have Halo 5. I think they'll manage.

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#45

Gamer83 commented on Nintendo's Reggie Is Still Having a Pop at Pla...:

@hYdeks
Just two weeks ago I would've said Nintendo is probably the best at pleasing it's hardcore fans (it's really the non-Nintendo fans or lapsed fans like myself it needs to win over, and that means for the love of all that is good get some damn third party support like GTAs, Fallouts, Doom, etc) but after E3, I think have to agree with you. It doesn't seem like the current leadership knows, or cares about, what anybody wants. So yeah, new blood wouldn't hurt.

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#46

Gamer83 commented on Japanese Sales Charts: The Devil May Cry at Th...:

@hYdeks
It's all subjective what other people like. I can't say I care much for the games the Japanese tend to buy but I'm sure they would look at my library filled with fps, third person shooters, open world games and sports games be like 'WTF?!' I think Nintendo has been slightly better over there about creating games specifically for the Wii U that match what the Japanese gamers want. Sony had a string of good releases earlier in the year that resulted in a big push in sales but those releases have stopped and since most of them can be bought on other systems besides PS4, any momentum for the current-gen console was lost.

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#47

Gamer83 commented on Nintendo's Reggie Is Still Having a Pop at Pla...:

The Wii U itself, maybe but not Nintendo. And there's a chance Nintendo can pull off some magic with the NX. You just never know. My confidence in Iwata and Reggie is at an all-time low, however. I'm not calling for them to be canned but I do think some younger, newer blood, more in tune with today's gamer who can read the market better is needed to lead the company into the era of NX. And go with an actual gamer, no more Pizza Hut guys.

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#49

Gamer83 commented on Nintendo's Reggie Is Still Having a Pop at Pla...:

@rastamadeus
They're all talking head dbags but people worship them. I don't get it. It's the same with MS guys and Phil Spencer. I hate this 'he's our friend' nonsense. Phil Spencer is not a friend of any of us. Adam Boyes and Yoshida are not our friends. Reggie certainly isn't. Miyamoto is the only one I can tolerate but even he is on my last nerve these days because I feel like he refuses to change with the times. At least he doesn't pretend to be sucking up to people like a lot of other execs though, so credit for doing his thing and moving on, even if it's stuff I'm not into anymore.

I know PR is a huge part of this gig, but I do wish these guys would just show me games to get hyped about. Which I felt both MS and Sony did this E3, drop the mic and walk off.

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#50

Gamer83 commented on Nintendo's Reggie Is Still Having a Pop at Pla...:

I actually agree with him to a point. Sony is generally pretty good about at least getting its Western games out but wasn't The Last Guardian originally announced in 2008? Yeah. And SquareEnix has a well known track record for not getting games out in anything resembling a timely fashion. Shenmue 3 is probably a long ways off too but I at least see that game being released in the current gen. I'll believe TLG and FF VII Remake are PS4 games when I see them on store shelves.

That said, after E3 and with Nintendo in its current position I'd still stfu if I were Reggie Fils-Aime. But since he's not a Sony or MS employee he'll get a free pass from most people outside of PlayStation related websites. And it's also pretty hypocritical from Reggie given that Nintendo has had its f ups in regards to vaporware as well. All companies screw up and contrary to the popular belief of the Nintendo is perfect crowd that has migrated over here the last couple weeks to crap on PS4 since Sony actually showed some stuff at E3 worth being excited about, Nintendo isn't perfect and the people running the show there are just as scummy as the people at Sony or MS. In fact, since he burst onto the scene with his idiotic 'kicking a$$ and taking names' quote at E3 2004, I've considered him among the least likeable execs in gaming.

@WARDIE
It'd be a lot different. I actually don't think I'd like it. One of my favorite games last gen was GTA V. GTA wouldn't exist, at least in its current form, if Nintendo had never lost its grip on gaming because Rockstar would've been forced to tone stuff down to appease Nintendo and its family-friendly way of doing things. I actually think it's a great thing PlayStation burst onto the scene because Sony caters to a segment of the market Nintendo doesn't. And its great to have MS there now with Sony so the two can kind of keep eachother in check. I actually respect Nintendo and it's definitely a company that's needed because a balance is needed. But gaming would still be considered a pretty much kids-only affair if Nintendo had kept its stranglehold. Maybe there'd still be the Fallouts, Elder Scrolls, Gears of War, etc on PC, but who knows for sure.
All I know is if PlayStation and Xbox didn't exist, I'd probably have given up console gaming a long time, I'd have the 3DS for stuff like Mario 3D Land and A Link Between Worlds but that's it.