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Gamer83

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#3

Gamer83 commented on November's PS Plus Offering Is an Indie Game E...:

@SupaColeMan

It did look like those good times were returning though, and sales wise for Sony it might still work out that way. Unfortunately the higher ups there, however, have gotten so far up their own a$$es and the fanbase doesn't hold the company accountable for a damn thing so this first year has not been as good as it could've been. But I'll get the usual excuses 'you expect too much,' 'it's not Sony's fault,' and my favorite, 'no console ever has a good first year.'

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#4

Gamer83 commented on PS4's Free DriveClub: PS Plus Edition Has Been...:

@Godsire-

I'm just going off what I from people, no numbers to back this up, but my friends who work in retail say from what they've seen, DriveClub is actually selling pretty well. I'm not sure what Sony's criteria is for green lighting sequels but I'd imagine if the game does 2-3 mil, they give Evolution another chance. Unless of course the higher ups think maybe this has sullied the name of the studio and the franchise too badly that a sequel, no matter how the first one sells, wouldn't be worth it. Got a feeling this story is far from over.

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#5

Gamer83 commented on PS4's Free DriveClub: PS Plus Edition Has Been...:

This has become a complete joke. And at this point, it's almost like when the Plus Edition comes it will be because it was 'promised' so they have to deliver. i really don't see the point now though, that ship has sailed, there will be much more interesting games out by the time Sony gets its sh*t together.

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#6

Gamer83 commented on November's PS Plus Offering Is an Indie Game E...:

I would say it's a kick in the nuts after what happened with DriveClub PS Plus but it's not really. I'd say there are bigger issues with PSN than the content being offered through PS Plus. Mostly the stability of the network. It's gotten bad enough that I'm content to just let my Plus subscription lapse, I don't do enough multiplayer for it to be worth it anyway. I'll re-join Plus later in the gen when some AAAs that I missed are offered through the membership.

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#7

Gamer83 commented on PSN Down as Sony's Servers Feel PS4 Firmware U...:

@KAPADO
Sony realized people were willing to pay for online. Do you want to game with friends? If the answer is yes, well, that's why you're paying for PSN. I don't game online enough to warrant the trouble anymore so I'm tempted to let my Plus subscription run out. Not like they're delivering great free games on a consistent basis anymore anyway and I'm not sure waiting for DriveClub PS+ is worth it.

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#8

Gamer83 commented on PSN Down as Sony's Servers Feel PS4 Firmware U...:

@Tasuki

I don't see any 'whining' and as far as the complaining, it's a paid-for service and there has been an issue damn near every week for the last two months, maybe more. Couple that with other bs going on lately and people are well within their rights to express their displeasure if they want to. Sony is not this perfect, saintly company that many here seem to want others to believe. I've been a huge supporter of the PlayStation brand, I still consider it my favorite but bs is bs.

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#14

Gamer83 commented on Talking Point: How Does Sony Solve a Problem L...:

@rjejr

LOL, I've come to that same conclusion regarding Reggie. I actually wouldn't be surprised if what you posted isn't far from the truth. It really seems like he does nothing. He shows up at the tradeshows, does a quick interview then you hear nothing from him or anybody else at NoA for months.

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#17

Gamer83 commented on Talking Point: How Does Sony Solve a Problem L...:

@rjejr

Japan isn't going to make up for North America though, and the NA market is vastly different from Japan. The third party games that matter here? Nintendo fails pretty spectacularly in that category. It also fails, as you've pointed out, in advertising. The Wii U does have the best exclusives, but you don't hear a single word about them. I don't know what Reggie and his team do all day.

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#18

Gamer83 commented on Ratchet & Clank's PS4 Remake Will Include All ...:

@Mrskinner

The games I really miss are the Insomniac-made Resistances. I'll be getting Sunset Overdrive, it looks great, and I'm a fan of the R&C series, so this remake should be cool but I'd love to see Sony and Insomniac team up one more time for Resistance. I think part of what happened there was the games were never advertised well and the PS3 wasn't ever as popular as PS4 is. If studios like Evolution deserve a chance with something like DriveClub, there's absolutely no reason Sony and Insomniac shouldn't partner up one more time to try and get Resistance back on track, or at least give it a nice send off. That series can't go out on Burning Skies.

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#19

Gamer83 commented on Talking Point: How Does Sony Solve a Problem L...:

@Punished_Boss_84

Well, the sales battle is over, even if MS or Nintendo get a few wins here and there, unless Sony were to go completely under, PS4 should win this generation and pretty handily. One thing I'll give Sony, it at least knows how to sell a home console, sadly its the complete opposite in the case of handhelds but whatever.

Unfortunately though the entire first year has been getting through the crap first parties have to offer. It's frustrating. On the one hand, thankfully the DriveClubs, the Knacks, the Killzones are out of the way, and Bloodborne should be a good start for 2015, even if not my kind of game, I'd think 4-6 mil, maybe more if advertised correctly, will enjoy it. After Bloodborne it's a long wait until Uncharted but I'll give Sony the benefit of the doubt that it has something, hopefully from Bend. Syphon Filter PS4 needs to happen. Also looking forward to Polyphony pulling back the curtain on GT 7, 2015 would be as good a time as any.

There's reason to be optimistic about the future, unfortunately the present is kind of meh.

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#20

Gamer83 commented on Talking Point: How Does Sony Solve a Problem L...:

Sony needs a kick in the a$$. The first party games have been entirely mediocre and everybody can keep brushing it off like it doesn't matter but if XBL were as piss-poor as the now paid-for PSN has been lately you'd be making fun of it constantly.

That said, a price cut by Sony right now would be a stupid reactionary move. Until the Xbox One shows it can outsell PS4, Sony doesn't have to do sh*t. It easily has the worst holiday lineup but it also has the most hype and $400 is not an outrageous price point. Personally I'm hoping both MS an Nintendo give the PS4 a good, old fashioned butt kicking like was happening a lot last gen to get the sleeping giant to wake up but I don't see it. Sony's kicked the hype machine up to 11 like it did in the PS2 days, it was money very well spent when switching advertising firms.

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#21

Gamer83 commented on Survival Horror Outlast Resurges with Spooky S...:

Outlast was so mind-numbingly boring. I'm actually more excited for RE: Revelations 2 and lets face it, that's more of an action than survival/horror but at least it's entertaining. I thought Outlast was ok at first but the more I played it the less I liked it to the point where I just gave up. Can't think of any real redeeming qualities except it did get the atmosphere right.

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#25

Gamer83 commented on Rumour: Grand Theft Auto V on PS4 Will Sparkle...:

Well @get2sammyb is right that in 2014 reports on 1080p shouldn't be around. It should be expected, sadly it can't be because of a combination of lazy devs and hardware that's maybe not as powerful as a couple corporations are making them out to be. Not that I'll let 900p stop me from enjoying a game if I really want to play it but in the case of a company like Ubisoft which is clearly cutting corners with some versions of its games, they can f**k off.

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#26

Gamer83 commented on Er, Where's the PS3 Version of Grand Theft Aut...:

@Godsire-

Seriously if MS is spending for this, the budget that is being given to Spencer knows no bounds. It would literally make no f'ing sense though, for either side. It's an older game and while it will sell well it's not going to break records. The 360 is an old console now and already has a large userbase, this would be the biggest waste of money I've seen in a long time and as a somebody who is almost as much of an Xbox gamer as a PlayStation gamer, this would really piss me off. Spend that money on building up first party teams. I can understand going after Rise of the Tomb Raider. This would just be dumb.

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#27

Gamer83 commented on Talking Point: Do You Ever Stump Up for Season...:

@Harryparana

Not everyone is the same though. I still play Halo Reach regularly and would be playing 3 & 4 if I hadn't traded them in to help fund my pre-order of The Master Chief Collection. Games like Forza or Gran Turismo I can play forever, so the dlc is worth it imo.

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#28

Gamer83 commented on Talking Point: Do You Ever Stump Up for Season...:

The most recent ones I got were for Bioshock Infinite and The Last of Us, both of which I thought were worth it. I also bought the LA Noire pass back in 2011, for $10 I thought that was good too. If single player content is included I'm interested but not all of it is done right. Only time I get ones without single player content are if it's for a new Halo (only FPS I ever buy map packs for) or a racing game. I bought the car pass for Forza Horizon 2 and if there's a pass for GT 7 whenever that comes out, I'm going to buy that too.

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#29

Gamer83 commented on Yes, There Will Be Exciting Game Announcements...:

For the most part over the last year my idea of exciting announcements and Sony's have differed quite a bit, I'm going to keep my expectations super low. This event can be hyped like no other even before it doesn't change the fact, it's not E3, not Gamescom, not TGS, hell it isn't even GDC. This isn't the kind of event where a company shows of the games that most will give a damn about. I expect maybe a little more about No Man's Sky and a few more indie announcements, that's it.

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#31

Gamer83 commented on You'll Be Able to Play Dead or Alive 5 for Fre...:

I wouldn't be surprised if more fighting games starting going this route, the genre does kind of lend itself to free-to-play and it's not a bad thing when done right. Killer Instinct is give or take as far as if you like its style of gameplay but the way it's been handled as far purchasing things isn't too bad.

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#32

Gamer83 commented on DriveClub: PS Plus Edition Release Date to Be ...:

@gamerlove

I like inFamous: Second Son but yeah, the exclusives are nothing to write home about at all. The Killzone franchise has been a favorite of mine but even I can't disagree with people who call the new one Killzone Shadow Fail. Knack and DriveClub being mediocre isn't a surprise at all though, neither seemed great from the beginning. DriveClub had potential but while I've enjoyed some of the MotorStorm games none were truly awesome products. With as ambitious as this project seemed, I'm not surprised Evolution f'ed up in the end, especially since early hands-on previews of the game weren't exactly flowing with praise.

@Tasuki
You can't really defend Sony on this one. The whole 'PS Plus offers nothing' thing because people are not getting brand new, just released $60 games for free is as absolutely stupid and idiotic as it gets but with something like DriveClub the complaints are legit. Yes, games get delayed but like it or not this was heavily hyped to be a great day one deal with the PS4 launching last November only to be delayed at the last minute. Again, that's fine but the delay was 11 months and Sony promised, yes, promised, a Plus version with the full game day and date. For it to still not be there especially after the delay is a f**king joke but then again the Sony fanbase goes out if its way to defend anything the company does so it can get away with this kind of bullcrap.

Others have mentioned compensation. If I had joined PS Plus just for DriveClub, I don't know I'd really care for any. A month's extra of Plus or whatever, a different free game, none of that stuff would make up for what has happened here. Just don't let a screw up like this ever happen against and if it does make sure the communication is about 100 times better, that'd be the best compensation.

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#33

Gamer83 commented on Review: DriveClub (PlayStation 4):

The game should've been so much more. But they're not getting my $60 and a lot of that is on awful things went with this game really from the beginning. I wouldn't even pick this up in a Buy 2 Get 1 free deal and I love the more arcade-style racing games. Hopefully The Crew will deliver but not counting on that either. I guess the good news is that the ground work here isn't terrible so DriveClub 2 will hopefully have a much smoother launch and deliver on the true vision of what this game was supposed to be.

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#35

Gamer83 commented on Interview: Will Tom Clancy's The Division Deli...:

@JaxonH

I agree with every word and it's really starting to p*ss me off. And none will say it but I still think this is a DRM work around. As pissed as we all were at MS for instituting those dumbass initial policies I really believe it was a move third parties were pushing for behind the scenes, and Sony probably would've followed suit had the internet not exploded, rightly so, with outrage over what the X1 was doing. Unfortunately, these scumbag companies are now hiding their bullsh*t under the guise of massively multiplayer games and people are eating it up. No proper offline singleplayer campaign, no buy from me. There's no reason games like Destiny and this shouldn't have proper campaigns. Hell Destiny probably could've been so much more from that perspective if Bungie had done what it did with Halo but no, that would've required work and they wouldn't be able to nickel and dime as easily and certainly wouldn't have 100% control over the game. I wonder how some people will react when the switch gets flipped and it's essentially like they took $60 and just flushed it down the toilet.

Language - get2sammyb

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#36

Gamer83 commented on Jade Raymond Departs Ubisoft After a Decade in...:

@DerMeister

I don't know what's going on at Ubisoft these days but it seems like the people there have gone into straight idiot mode. Saying stuff like 1080p or especially 60 frames per second don't matter is idiotic. It does matter, now if the consoles can't reach those, they can't reach those, that's fine, but tell us, don't give me this 'well 30 fames is better because it doesn't look as weird' stupidity. Or that they're holding back a game's resolution to 'avoid debates and stuff.' Cancelled my pre-orders on AC Unity and Far Cry 4 and don't feel bad about it.

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#38

Gamer83 commented on Jade Raymond Departs Ubisoft After a Decade in...:

Yup, best of luck to her. She always seemed like one of the much more likeable higher-ups in the industry. Can only speculate but I wouldn't be surprised if she's as disgusted with Ubisoft as some gamers are these days.

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#40

Gamer83 commented on When Will DriveClub: PS Plus Edition Release o...:

@noodleking1987

It's inexcusable when any company does this, this game had a lot of promises that Sony and Evolution haven't followed through on despite an 11-month delay, stop excusing both companies. Unless of course you're a corporate slave, then go on ahead and keep doing what you're doing. These companies love people who will support broken, garbage products.

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#42

Gamer83 commented on When Will DriveClub: PS Plus Edition Release o...:

@rastamadeus

The game has been a mess from the start, it wouldn't surprise me if Sony has lost faith in the studio. I don't root for anybody to lose their job, especially these days, when a game goes as poorly as this though, unfortunately that's what happens. Hopefully if there are layoffs, those effected get back on their feet quickly.

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#43

Gamer83 commented on LittleBigPlanet 3's Plush Edition Packaging Is...:

I'm just getting the standard 'day one edition' at GameStop. I can't wait though, LBP Vita was an absolute joy to play and I want to start being positive about PS4 exclusives. Hopefully when this releases it makes the DriveClub disaster a distant memory.

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#44

Gamer83 commented on Good News, PS4 Exclusive DriveClub Almost Work...:

Really? I know this is a PS-specific website but I've considered it one that is mostly against praising nonsense, even if its first party. Are we really going to praise Evolution Studios for almost getting a game working that they had 11 extra months to work on? Just sad.

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#45

Gamer83 commented on This Upcoming PS4 Bundle Sure Has a Grasp on M...:

@Tasuki

I was thinking the same thing. You'd think even being happy with outselling MS in NA Sony would look at all the X1 bundles for the holiday and want to counter with something. At least a GTA V bundle if nothing else, that game is going to sell a ton, once again, and just like last year when it was marketed (at least from what I saw) mostly as a PS3 game, it seems like the same is happening this year with the PS4 version getting all the attention.

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#46

Gamer83 commented on DriveClub Developer to Roll Out New Game Updat...:

@Ziggy73701

To be fair it seems like after the first day Evolution is actually communicating on a fairly regular basis. Unfortunately the answers are not good enough for those who did spend their hard-earned cash and are rightly ticked off (and like you said, to hell with the Plus version at this point, that's the last of the concerns regarding this game). It'd be funny that even after an 11-month delay this game was still shipped as a broken f'ing mess, if it wasn't so pathetic.

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#47

Gamer83 commented on DriveClub Developer to Roll Out New Game Updat...:

Utterly pathetic at this point and I'm not about to renew my Plus subscription when it's up in November. And it's not because of lack of AAA games, that's just a ridiculous complaint this early in a console's life to be asking for free AAA retail games, especially when there's few very good ones to this point but indie games aren't really a huge thing for me and while it would be nice to get a great indie game for free which happens from time to time if I have to pay I'll pay. The fact is the $50 a year PSN has been a freaking joke for the last month, the service still isn't close to XBL and I don't do enough online gaming to make it worth paying for this crap. When Sony fixes it the hell up I'll rejoin but I am fuming mad at this company right now.

Also, it's not slowly edging towards unacceptable, it is unacceptable. I love this website but I hate that Sony and its first parties are never held to the same standard any other company would be. If Forza Horizon 2 were having the exact same issues, if The Crew ships with the exact same issues, it would be a running joke here so stop the cover up and tell it like it freaking is. You're not afraid to pan a first-party game in a review if it deserves it so why go out of the way to protect Sony and Evolution over stuff like this? I'm sure the morale is rock bottom, but that's what happens when you ship a buggy game. I suppose though, I should feel sorry for the developers even more so than for the people who spent $60 plus tax on the game and some who even spent more due to buying the season pass, only to get this mess.

@Bad-MuthaAdebis
The real unfortunate part is when Sony and Evolution do get this sh*t working the fanboys will be smoking the corporate d**k again and acting like something great has happened. It's funny, XBL was having problems with friend lists a few days ago, very annoying, and it took MS a day to fix it. I was at dualshockers and saw they posted an article that said 'MS finally fixes friend lists after 24 hours.' It was annoying down time but it didn't effect anything else. PSN has problems on a weekly basis, DriveClub is still a complete f'ing mess, and those Sony nuthuggers who try to act unbiased are there posting crap about XBL. That website is the epitome of the current Sony fanbase and it needs to change. Sony absolutely deserves to have its feet held to the fire a bit with some of the garbage going on.

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#48

Gamer83 commented on You Won't Be Doing Much Video Streaming on Pla...:

@Dual-shock-spok

X1, Wii U- or even better, both- doesn't matter to me I just hope MS and Nintendo pull out the stops to take PS4 down a bit because Sony absolutely needs to be knocked down a peg or two right now. And in addition to the simple stuff that you mentioned there's also the fact the now $50 a year PSN is having issues every freaking week for the last month. I always let PSN slide because it was free but now that's it's paid for like XBL I expect a similarly solid experience. It's not happening and that's not acceptable.

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#49

Gamer83 commented on Pachter: PS4's American Winning Streak Ended i...:

@PokeMario

Yup, almost always the opposite of Pachter's predictions happens. And if he was ever right about Nintendo it would be a shell of its former self making sh*tty iPhone games. I hope for Nintendo he continues making 'Nintendoomed' predictions because it seems to be a good luck charm for it and though Nintendo may not be my preferred home console brand anymore, if there is one company that is absolutely essential to continued success of videogames, it's the big N.