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Gamer83

Gamer83

Male, 33, United States

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#3

Gamer83 commented on PS4 Pro Requires Very Little Investment from D...:

I can understand players wanting The Witcher 3 to look and run better on the PS4 Pro but as has been mentioned, it's an older game, and CDPR is done with it and moving on. I'm fine with the sole focus being Cyberpunk 2077.

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#4

Gamer83 commented on Talking Point: What Are You Playing This Weeke...:

@Grawlog
Xboxachievements and Dualshockers both provide great Xbox coverage but yeah, not having Pure Xbox sucks. Unfortunately that website is a prime example of why you can't run a console-specific website without some sensationalism or corporate slavery.

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#5

Gamer83 commented on Talking Point: What Are You Playing This Weeke...:

PS4 - Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
Xbox One - ReCore

@Grawlog
I've heard the PC version performs better but aside from frame rate issues when the action heats up, the Xbox One version is fine. Both have horrendous load times but aside from those problems it's a good game.

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#6

Gamer83 commented on Yoshida Says He Understands No Man's Sky Criti...:

Doesn't sound like he's throwing him under the bus at all. It was merely a statement of fact as any idiot could tell it wasn't a great PR strategy and the game certainly didn't deliver on its promises so is he supposed to just kiss the guy's a$$. The stupidity of people, many of them probably Xbox fanboys, never ceases to amaze me. I give these corporate windbags a lot of crap but nothing said here was wrong or malicious.

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#7

Gamer83 commented on August 2016 NPD: Madden NFL 17, No Man's Sky T...:

@Mahe
Saying NMS hurt the PS4 ecosystem is a bit of a stretch. As disappointing as it was there have been far worse games that haven't hurt other consoles. As for the Slim/Pro transition we'll have to see the end results before judging.

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#9

Gamer83 commented on August 2016 NPD: Madden NFL 17, No Man's Sky T...:

@BAMozzy
I wouldn't be surprised if the Xbox One S has a long winning streak in North America. The One S is how you do a mid-gen refresh, Sony's plan, imo, seems pretty lame in comparison. It will be interesting to see though, maybe the mass market will take to the PS4 Pro more than the One S. If that happens, MS needs to turn the page on this gen and make the Scorpio the Xbox Two.

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#11

Gamer83 commented on South Park: The Fractured but Whole Clenches I...:

@Wazeddie22
My thoughts exactly. I want the game when it's ready so whatever, delay it if you have to, but stop giving what are clearly unrealistic release dates. The most hilarious part of all this is the PS4 and Xbox One supposedly make development easier but this gen has seen more delays than I can ever remember from companies not named Nintendo.

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#16

Gamer83 commented on TGS 2016: Lara Croft Survives Rise of the Tomb...:

@Flender
There may well be many other games to play this year but there aren't 'too many better games,' this one is easily upper echelon this gen. Aside from Forza Horizon 3 and Gears of War 4, there aren't any others coming out around the same time that will be as good.

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#17

Gamer83 commented on Oh Dear, The Last Guardian Delayed into Decemb...:

@JaxonH
That was actually my first though when I saw this... No way we get Gravity Rush 2 in the West now before 2017. The delays look beyond f**king ridiculous. It's every game. Of course there are the hardcore fanboys who will defend it, like they do everything Sony does, but it's not a good look at all.

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#20

Gamer83 commented on PS4 Pro Is a Bargain and Will Sell Very Well T...:

Since I do like following sales trends in the game industry I'm very interested to see how this holiday season will play out. I think MS could have an easy win in North America because the Xbox One S is the way you do an upgrade. That said, Japan isn't interested (doesn't really seem too interested in home consoles in general anymore) and Europe has been PlayStation land for a long time. It's very possible Sony takes the world wide race if it stays close in NA but I also wouldn't be surprised to see MS score some big wins over here with killer deals.

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#21

Gamer83 commented on No, PS4 Pro Game Patches Won't Cost You Money:

@BertoFlyingFox
Actually, as somebody who has worked in the field of journalism I think it's good when newspapers, magazines or websites get bashed for something that is clearly bs that they take and run with with without fact checking. I've seen too many times somebody just take a tip they heard, turn it into a full blown story and then later have to retract the whole thing. Human error, maybe but if you're a reporter you have to be better than that, period. I never wrote a story by just taking one little snippet of something and running with it, that is straight stupid.

@Utena-mobile
Phil Spencer is definitely not a class guy or genuine about anything. He's another talking head like Reggie Fils-Aimee or Andy House or Shawn Layden. He also doesn't deserve a lot of credit for the Xbox One's turn around. It's not hard to look at all the stuff Mattrick did wrong and do the opposite which is essentially what MS has done and I'm sure that was a company wide decision. Spencer was a big player for the Mattrick regime, that right there is a huge mark against him.

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#22

Gamer83 commented on Bethesda Speaks Out: Sony Will Not Allow Fallo...:

@BLPs
Sony's always been an arrogant company so in that sense certain decisions are predictable. I don't think any of what's happened this past week or over the course of this gen are out of the ordinary, however, as even back in the height of the PlayStation's market domination with PS1 and 2, Sony was extremely full of itself. The difference is it was a much healthier, much more focused company back then. Now it's just like for every one good decision there's 3 or 4 bad ones. One of the most ridiculous things is still not allowing us the choice on EA Access. This 'we know better than you what's good for you' crap never works and only the super hardcore fanboys defend stupidity like that. One big blunder (like MS' initial policies with Xbox One) can hurt, but a series of blunders also add up. I still think this gen goes to Sony but people will remember stuff they didn't like when it comes time for the next-gen... If there is actually going to be a next-gen in terms of MS and Sony hardware, that's still up in the air.

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#24

Gamer83 commented on Bethesda Speaks Out: Sony Will Not Allow Fallo...:

Sony is going full stupid lately. If there's a perfectly sound explanation for this (I doubt it because if there was, a response should've been immediate), Sony better put it out there soon because Bethesda is an important third party partner and more importantly you're just giving people reasons to start looking at other consoles.

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#28

Gamer83 commented on Reaction: Shrewd Sony Looks to Continue Market...:

@Grawlog
Don't know about that. Despite MS' early PR statements, I still think Scorpio is going to be Xbox Two. It would be a total waste of time to release a console with at least 4 times the power only to hold it back because of the Xbox One. I do think generations will eventually end, but not quite yet.

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#30

Gamer83 commented on Reaction: Shrewd Sony Looks to Continue Market...:

@adf86
Well, as I've posted on the comment section for other articles, to be fair everything has to hit the market before the whole story can be told. But I'm just predicting how I think things will play out, at least in NA. MS has really turned a corner over here where it seems Sony is scuffling a bit lately. Of course looking at the worldwide picture, Sony probably isn't in too much danger but I won't try to predict what could happen in Europe because I don't live there. Japan will probably just continue to be as it has been for a long time now, mobile dominated.

HDR for all PS4 owners was a nice announcement. Credit where it's due, that was the one part of the presentation that was good. And though there were no new game announcements the games that were shown highlight that regardless of what model PS4 you're playing on the future is bright in the most important category.

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#32

Gamer83 commented on PS4 Slim Will Release by 15th September for $299:

Without being much real competition for the Xbox One S in terms of features, the PS4 slim had to come it at under $300. If Sony didn't want to go $250, which would've been a tremendous move, $275 could've sufficed. It feels like Sony missed two opportunities today but to be fair everything has to be on the market before final judgements can be made. This will be an interesting holiday season.

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#33

Gamer83 commented on Reaction: Shrewd Sony Looks to Continue Market...:

The Scorpio isn't even really the issue. The problem is Sony introduced a mid-cycle refresh today that is missing a key feature that the Xbox One S has. MS introduced a redesigned console that is better than the original in every way and is available in multiple skus all at great prices and most importantly the market reaction to the One S was that of excitement. Not many people seem too impressed with what Sony showed. We won't know until everything is on the market but right now, I think at least in North America, MS is poised to go back in front, possibly in a big way.

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#34

Gamer83 commented on PS4 Pro Doesn't Appear to Have a 4K Blu-ray Pl...:

@leucocyte
You offer external HDD support because it's a simple f**king feature that every other console has. There is no point not to offer it. You don't want to use it? You don't have to. There are plenty of others who would appreciate it and it's ridiculous for Sony to continue to ignore this.

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#38

Gamer83 commented on PS4 Pro Confirmed, Launches November 2016 for ...:

@BLPs
I think the consensus for most of us interested in new tech will now be to turn attention to the Scorpio and NX now. The NX is intriguing because it is still a complete mystery, Scorpio is interesting because MS has promised the most powerful console ever and has put itself in a position where is has to deliver on that statement.

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#39

Gamer83 commented on PS4 Pro Confirmed, Launches November 2016 for ...:

Now that we know what this is, I'm not surprised they were able to get it in at $399. There's nothing really 'pro' about it, however, and just seems like a waste of money, just like VR. Money that could've been spent making more first party games.

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#40

Gamer83 commented on Mass Effect Dev BioWare May Have Something to ...:

@adf86

I like Mass Effect 1 the best of all their games followed by Jade Empire and KOTOR. Now to be fair, I can see the appeal of games that have followed, I just didn't get pulled in too much and ME 2 went too far away from a lot of the RPG elements that were in the first game. The decision to do that was understandable given the way the market shifted but it was still disappointing.

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#41

Gamer83 commented on Talking Point: Did Sony's PlayStation Meeting ...:

@get2sammyb
Well, I guess we'll have to see how things play out but right now I think MS has the better strategy and will be the one smashing more records this holiday season. It's already got a very exciting upgraded Xbox One out and has basically the same lineup as PS4 plus some better exclusives. Meanwhile, Sony is introducing three new pieces of tech, two of which are entirely uninteresting and one that didn't get as big a price cut as I think it needed to in the face of what MS is doing.

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#45

Gamer83 commented on Mass Effect Dev BioWare May Have Something to ...:

There was a time, pre-EA, that this would've been exciting, now... not really. There is also a person on their staff working on this game who is not very likeable so more reason to no longer support this company or its games.

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#46

Gamer83 commented on Japanese Sales Charts: PS4 Flatlines as Slim M...:

Pitiful. I don't think the Wii U ever fell this low and that console has sold poorly as well. For the PS brand's sake I hope this is just a matter of people holding off for new hardware but I'm not convinced. Japan hasn't gone out and bought either of its homeland companies consoles the way it used to and it's why I believe the rumors about NX being primarily a handheld are true. Japan clearly doesn't want home consoles anymore.

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#48

Gamer83 commented on Killzone Dev Refuses to Rule Out Future Games:

I'd love to see some more Killzone games. 2 was absolutely brilliant, 3 and Mercenary are both great games and Shadowfall may have disappointed on the singleplayer front but its multiplayer at its peak was lots of fun.

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#49

Gamer83 commented on Poll: Take the Push Square PlayStation Meeting...:

@WebHead
That's what I'm thinking. MS really hit it out of the park with the Xbox One S, that's how you do a mid-cycle refresh but Sony has gone a different route. The Neo will obviously be the upgrade but for people just looking for the basic PS4 experience a slim, for possibly as low as $250, would be a heck of a great deal. It'll be interesting to see what happens. I think MS' strategy is better and less convoluted but if the messaging is clear Sony can make this work.