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Gamer83

Male, 31, United States

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#2

Gamer83 commented on EA Cuffs Battlefield Hardline and Throws Away ...:

I can't say I blame EA, it's just funny it'd choose not to go against CoD and Destiny but will still release it's entirely horrendous NBA game against 2K's, day and date. I think even against better competition, Hardline would still sell decently. Live 15 doesn't have a chance,.

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#3

Gamer83 commented on Naughty Dog Wants All of Its PS4 Titles to Run...:

@rastamadeus

Well that's fine, I think the gameplay in ND's productions are very well done also, but to each their own, I'm not trying to convince anybody to agree with me and I'm certainly not going to 'abuse' anybody for having a differing opinion.

Just to put it out there, I'm no fanboy of any of these 3 companies. I prefer PlayStation but I criticize all 3 of these companies equally. If anything I've been harsher about Sony lately.

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#4

Gamer83 commented on Out This Week: Oddworld: New 'n' Tasty, Ratche...:

I'll be mostly playing MLB The Show and the Destiny beta but I may buy the R&C collection. The second and third games were my favorites in the series and from the review it seems like those two games were converted well at least.

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#5

Gamer83 commented on Failing to Consider The Last of Us 2 Would Be ...:

@Godsire-

Agreed. I'm actually a huge fan of TLoU, and while a sequel could be cool, I've always believed ND's best work is when it's something new. I think for the game after Uncharted 4, I'd prefer a new IP, but if it's going to return to an older one, a new Jak & Daxter would be welcome.

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#7

Gamer83 commented on Feature: Three Reasons Why PS4's Ratchet & Cla...:

@adf86

Guerrilla probably wants to go away from Killzone and Sucker Punch probably wants a break inFamous. I wouldn't blame either studio and frankly I'd welcome new IPs because I think both are great development studios and one of the things that I think separates Naughty Dog is its allowed to flex its creative muscles on new IPs quite often, it wouldn't hurt Sony to let Guerilla and Sucker Punch mix it up a little bit on PS4 either. Of course I'd still want to see another inFamous and Killzone on the console but would be totally fine waiting until later in the generation if it means something new from these teams in the middle of the gen.

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#9

Gamer83 commented on Feature: Three Reasons Why PS4's Ratchet & Cla...:

@adf86

I actually really liked Resistance 1 and 3. In fact the original was the only truly great game on PS3 until later 2007 when Heavenly Sword, R&C Tools of Destruction and Uncharted hit. The thing is, while R&C used to be great, it's really fallen now, not even Into the Nexus was good if we're going to be completely honest. I'd like to give Insomniac the benefit of the doubt but I get the feeling the studio is tired of the series and nobody gains anything from Sony continuing to partner with them on it. I'd rather see a less well known studio looking to make a name for itself take over and see what they can bring to the table. Sometimes a shakeup is good. I think in the long run the best thing for Halo was it being turned over to 343i and Bungie benefits too as it gets to move onto newer challenges. I'm not so sure R&C is as big a deal as it was back around 2007 so I don't see how it would've hurt to turn the series over to a group like Sanzaru Games. Insomniac is in MS' back pocket these days anyway. I'd rather have a developer with closer ties to Sony working on a new R&C game. I want to see this series be important again but I don't think a movie nobody gives a damn about, and a movie tie-in by Insomniac is the way to do it.

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#10

Gamer83 commented on Feature: The PS4 Destiny Diaries - Day Two: Th...:

What I found interesting is that as I wonder around Old Russia I'm actually having much more fun joining up with random groups of people and taking down enemies than I thought I would. Maybe it's because it's a beta that there are less people which means less chance of dbags ruining the experience but what I was concerned about was that going from story mission to story mission some jerk would enter the game and start firing at me causing me to start over at the beginning of levels or what not but it's not like that at all. The game has that typical Bungie feel which means the shooting is as solid and addicting as ever but now instead of just playing the single player and maybe dabbling in competitive multi from time to time, I could see myself having a lot of fun teaming with other random people and taking down bosses or clearing large groups of enemies. I really didn't expect that part of the game to be a highlight. I'll wait until the final version to make a full judgement on that but so far I have to tip my cap to Bungie, everything is really well done.

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#11

Gamer83 commented on PS4 and PS3 Survival Horror The Evil Within Wi...:

@eaglebob345

Well for one, 2K15 is a definite buy, I'm a huge NBA fan and those games are among the best each year so it's an easy purchase. I also know I'll like AC and CoD Advanced Warfare I'm taking a flyer on because it seems like the most interesting game in the series since MW 1. I'd love to be looking forward to The Evil Within because I like to support new IPs, that said, the new IP has to be something that I can be sure I'll like. Destiny for example, or The Last of Us in 2013, I knew from the start those were going to be good. Mikami's, however, haven't always clicked with me and while I was initially excited about The Evil Within, recent stuff I've read has me thinking it's not the kind of game I want. If it comes out and gets high praise, I'll give it a try though.

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#12

Gamer83 commented on Feature: Three Reasons Why PS4's Ratchet & Cla...:

The last great R&C was a Crack in Time. Into the Nexus was a disappointing game that was very short and everything besides that has been mediocre to **** poor. The fact this game ties into a movie nobody asked for really doesn't give me confidence so eventhough I used to like this series, can't say I'm looking forward to this. And Sony's got the wrong team on it, it's clear Insomniac has just been phoning in these releases and Sunset Overdrive is all it cares about now anyway, couldn't even be bothered to send somebody to Sony's conference to maybe spend a few minutes talking about this game. I'd like to see some other studio get a shot at it, if this upcoming game and movie don't ruin the franchise.

Language. - get2sammyb

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#13

Gamer83 commented on Naughty Dog: An Uncharted Collection Would Be ...:

@get2sammyb

This is all fine and dandy but Sony needs to stop God damn focusing so much on people who previously owned a 360 or Wii and start trying to get some of these games to those of us who have supported them each gen. An Uncharted Collection is great but not if it comes at the expense of 4 coming out in 2015.

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#14

Gamer83 commented on PS4 and PS3 Survival Horror The Evil Within Wi...:

I was looking forward to it, then started reading some more recent previews that weren't exactly glowing. With Destiny releasing a month before and Assassin's Creed Unity, Far Cry 4, CoD: Advanced Warfare and NBA 2K15 all around the same time I'll probably skip The Evil Within unless reviews are really, really good.

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#15

Gamer83 commented on PSN Offline for Some as Bungie Deploys Destiny...:

@LDXD

I have no doubts about the quality of the game, Bungie makes my favorite shooters. I do, however, have serious doubts about Sony's servers and that could screw up the experience. For a game like Destiny which is going to be huge, I'd like to think Sony will get it right, but this happens to PSN every time without fail. I could just barely tolerate when the service was free but now that they're charging $50, beyond unacceptable, especially when it's direct competition runs perfectly fine. I never had an issue with XBL. I'm mostly into offline single player campaigns so in the grand scheme of things, provided developers don't go completely away from those, this stuff should mostly be a non-issue. It's just a shame you can't count on Sony for games like Destiny.

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#16

Gamer83 commented on PSN Offline for Some as Bungie Deploys Destiny...:

This is an absolute nightmare. I can not wait for the explanation on this one. They charge for online now but refuse to improve their network. I'd love if one of those Sony corporate ass-kissing clowns at IGN would mention something next time they interview a rep but that will never happen.

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#17

Gamer83 commented on PSN Offline for Some as Bungie Deploys Destiny...:

@voodoo341

Been this way for years, I'm not a big online gamer, so, I accept it... Still pathetic though. It'd be one thing if this was a sleeper online only game nobody expected would be popular, but we all knew, and especially Sony knew, Destiny would be huge. Absolutely ridiculous.

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#20

Gamer83 commented on Talking Point: Why PS4's Christmas Offering Is...:

@rastamadeus

Halo is a great series, that's why people enjoy it.

Anyway, I'd say dreadful is pushing it a bit. Exclusives are obviously important but being the console with the best version of multiplat games like Destiny and Far Cry 3 is hugely important too. The exclusive lineup has to be better in 2015 though, I'm giving Sony a pass for this year. But The Order 1886, Bloodborne and Uncharted 4 all HAVE to be 2015 and the first two better damn well hit in Q1. I also expect at least a few more than just those three. Now people will typically respond with 'it makes no sense to show every game you have,' or that it's unrealistic to expect a company to release a game in every franchise it has so early in the generation. Of course that's the case, but what people who love to defend Sony seen to fail to understand is that I and others who think like me are not asking Sony to do that, but it needs to stop playing the cards so close to the chest and show a little bit more of what it has in the way of first party games and get some big ones out. As @voodoo341 pointed out, we can try to downplay things all we want, but when articles are constantly written about a console's lineup being weak that means there is a problem.

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#21

Gamer83 commented on Talking Point: Why PS4's Christmas Offering Is...:

Yeah, definitely wouldn't call it 'poor' but it's not much more than average. Hopefully 2015 will be much better. Truth is the only games for the rest of 2014 I'm really hyped about are Destiny, NBA 2K15, Far Cry 4 and Sunset Overdrive. There's others I plan to buy but none that I would say I'm really excited to play like I am Uncharted 4, Halo 5, Zelda Wii U, Batman: Arkham Knight, Witcher 3, Quantum Break, etc.

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#24

Gamer83 commented on Saints Row's Stupidity Will Almost Certainly R...:

I like the series so fine by me. Hopefully 5 will be a little more inspired than IV though. I want it to go back to more of the gang roots from 1 and 2. The second is still easily the best in the series and one of the best open world games last gen.

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#25

Gamer83 commented on Mortal Kombat X's Raiden Pops the Eyes of His ...:

@get2sammyb

That's kind of why I've been preaching against cross-gen. I understand from a business perspective that throwing a 160 mil userbase out the window is probably insane given today's gaming market. At the same time, developers have to move on eventually and both the PS4 and Xbox One are selling at a good rate. It's too late to lament the decision at this point but hopefully NetherRealm's next game (I'd guess Injustice 2?) will be PS4, X1, PC. That's a ways off though and I'd be lying if I said I'm not still hyped big time for this game as I loved MK 9.

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#26

Gamer83 commented on Leaked PS4 Brawler Tekken 7 Gets a Tense New T...:

Tekken has been my favorite 3D fighter for a while. I just don't like the series is so hit and miss lately. I loved 1-3, enjoyed Tag 1 but 4 sucked. Then 5 was good, then 6 was entirely mediocre. They did rebound with Tag 2, so we'll see what happens with 7. Can't really tell anything from this trailer. Hopefully more news incoming at TGS.

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#28

Gamer83 commented on Sony: We Won't Close the Door on Crash Bandico...:

I actaully preferred the first Jak & Daxter to any of the Crash games, but then Naughty Dog took the series in a direction I wasn't fond of. I'm glad they're talking about bringing back some 'legacy' franchises though. Syphon Filter has been on the shelf for a while and it would be awesome if the long overdue sequel to Logan's Shadow is announced for PS4 soon.

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#29

Gamer83 commented on Rumour: Tekken 7 Punches PlayStation 4 Square ...:

Not going to get too excited until its officially confirmed for PS4 (you would think it's coming but MS has shown a propensity to spend on third party games lately). Regardless, hopefully it's much better than 6 which I thought was a letdown after 5. Tag 2 was great though.

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#31

Gamer83 commented on Talking Point: Are Publishers Taking Pre-Order...:

@SecondServing

I've always hated seeing big releases (or ones with potential to be big) go exclusive if it wasn't published and funded by Sony, MS or Nintendo. So something like Dead Rising, MS went to Capcom, paid the money to fund the project and publish it. Don't like it, but it is what it is. Something like Titanfall is just EA taking the moneyhat and it hardly paid off. I bet if you asked somebody at EA off the record to give a real response, even they would acknowledge that was a foolish decision. No reason to limit yourself if you don't have to. With Sunset Overdrive, MS is picking up the tab. Sony is picking up the tab for Bloodborne, so it's different.

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#35

Gamer83 commented on Sony: PS4's Christmas Lineup Compares 'Very, V...:

@eLarkos

A one off with a company you've worked closely with in the past isn't going to kill Sony. It has a poor holiday lineup, you fund Sunset Overdrive while other developers get their games together for next year. I'm not saying it's something the company should dabble in all the time, the fact is it has built up a good stable of IPs over the years, I don't see how it hurts to do something like this once early in the generation. MS actually has a good number of IPs as well (in its infinite wisdom it chooses to avoid many of them), but still dabbles in stuff like this. When I see Sony using its limiated funds to make devices like VR headsets I can't help but wonder if maybe that money isn't better spent on working with a developer that has made some of PlayStation's biggest hits. I understand Sony's decision, doesn't mean I agree with it.

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#38

Gamer83 commented on Microsoft's Messaging Mishaps Prompted PS4 Bos...:

We'll never know the truth, but the next time I trust a suit at a giant corporation will be the first time. I don't believe for a second that Sony wasn't seriously considering going down the same path as MS had there not been such a huge backlash.

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#40

Gamer83 commented on PS4's Free-to-Play Policies Could See Fortnite...:

Not a huge fan of Free-to-Play games, but there are some I enjoy. Warframe has been pretty good and I really enjoyed that Tekken game on PS3. This is another one that seems intriguing if nothing else, hopefully Epic brings it to PS4, X1 and if possible, Wii U.

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#42

Gamer83 commented on Sony: PS4's Christmas Lineup Compares 'Very, V...:

@Scollurio

Well, I won't lie, a huge part of the reason I got PS4 was for Sony's franchises. I may not have bit so early but Killzone was day one, inFamous and MLB The Show I knew were year one so I had to get the console. Unfortunately Guerilla, Sucker Punch and San Diego (even if MLB for PS4 was a month late) are the only studios that got their stuff done on time. I was hoping Uncharted could be 2014, but looking at how Naughty Dog is somewhat on a two-year cycle and had just put out TLoU in 2013, fully admit, my expectations there were too high. I'm hoping 2015 will be a lot better on that front. I don't underestimate the importance of third parties though, with th exception of maybe Uncharted and Halo, more people will buy PS4s and X1s for the big third party names like Call of Duty, Grand Theft Auto, Assassin's Creed and Destiny than anything else.

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#43

Gamer83 commented on PS4 Fantasy Title Lords of the Fallen Will, er...:

Only game there I know I'm getting for sure is AC: Unity, though a good horror game would be nice so hopefully Alien Isolation turns out well. As for Lords of the Fallen, really haven't followed that closely enough. I'll wait for some reviews.

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#44

Gamer83 commented on Sony: PS4's Christmas Lineup Compares 'Very, V...:

@Scollurio

And I'm tired of any time somebody brings up a legit criticism of Sony it's considered 'moaning,' but it is what it is. Perfectly fine if Sunset Overdrive isn't your kind of game, I respect that, but there are a lot of people who are excited for it and it did take several E3 awards and Insomniac is not some scrub developer. It's also a developer with a rich history on PlayStation, so yes, I'm massively disappointed how things played out there.
As for DriveClub, not a game I'm looking forward to at all and I'll admit it's for a very petty reason (30 fps, same reason I don't give a damn about Forza Horizon 2) but I'm not going to be as quick to write it off any more as I was before. The hype isn't crazy, but there is some and the Motorstorm games were good, so maybe Evolution pulls a genre-changer out of its rearend, who knows. Stuff I've read lately is a lot more positive than it was just prior to the delay so, that has to be a good sign, and I'm looking forward to what you'll have to write about the game on the forums. Your GT 6 post nearly convinced me to go for that game but I had moved on to PS4 at that point.

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#45

Gamer83 commented on Sony: PS4's Christmas Lineup Compares 'Very, V...:

@get2sammyb

Mass Effect... can't tell me that didn't pay off big for MS, and the fact 360 had the early momentum played a role in that. If Sony, with the momentum PS4 has now, had grabbed Sunset Overdrive, it gets the brand recognition at worst and at best, given it's prior relationship with Insomniac, a possible exclusive partnership. PS4 has the lead and SO 2 going multiplat when most people had played the first game on PS4, wouldn't be devastating at all. There's also the fact Sony has a plethora of IPs. If we were talking about a company that had literally nothing, it would be a big deal to own whatever IP it could. Sony's in a position where it wouldn't have been a disaster to fund SO, get a good exclusive for year one while Naughty Dog, Santa Monica and a few others work out the kinks, and then you cross the potential multiplat bridge when you get there.

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#47

Gamer83 commented on Sony: PS4's Christmas Lineup Compares 'Very, V...:

@get2sammyb

Yes I know Sony is always right... Sorry, but this is a case where MS stepped up and put their consumers first and I appreciate something like that. On the other hand Sony loves to spout bullcrap like 'for the gamer,' well, sometimes you have to step up and prove it. They didn't do it there. They can take that marketing slogan and shove it. I get this is a Sony specific site but that shouldn't mean we have to pretend the company is perfect and defend everything it does. If the situation were reversed, of course, we'd be seeing 'this is why Sony is wonderful and MS is evil.'

@voodoo341
Hopefully those games are coming next year, and vice versa. The fact is neither Sony or MS have really stepped up big this year. Sucker Punch got inFamous out which is a great but, yeah nothing mind blowing. MS used its biggest advantage and paid for two exclusives in Titanfall and Sunset Overdrive. Titanfall is great for what it is but again, not a game changer. You could say the jury is out on SO but I think it's going to deliver. Still, that's only one game and does make the chest thumping from execs on both sides seem a bit ridiculous. 2015 will be the real early test for both consoles.