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Gamer83

Gamer83

Male, 32, United States

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#2

Gamer83 commented on Sony: PlayStation Innovation Is Simply Unparal...:

I don't think I've ever considered Sony 'innovative' in this industry. You know what? It also doesn't matter one damn bit to me. Innovative or just trying to better stuff that already exists, I don't care as long as I get a great experience and I feel the PS brand has always delivered on the latter. Innovation is overrated. I've tried plenty of games and used many devices that are deemed 'innovative' that I find to be complete crap. That doesn't mean there isn't room for new things, obviously that's needed to keep the industry fresh and moving forward, but sometimes the tried and true just works better.

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#3

Gamer83 commented on Talking Point: What Is a Video Game?:

I think anything you can play on a video game console is a video game, to me the question is just what you value in a game. Something like Telltale's games, Life is Strange, Heavy Rain, Beyond, Until Dawn, Rapture, hell even The Last of Us are all more story focuses but that doesn't mean there isn't any gameplay. It's just a matter of how much there is. Metal Gear Solid 3 is my favorite game of all-time, but I have several friends who refer to it as 'Movie Gear Solid' and I totally understand why they take that stance, it doesn't have as much gameplay as they, or even I, would like.

Gameplay is always king so if I have to choose between a gampeplay-focused game like Super Mario or a story-based game like The Wolf Among Us, I'm going with the Mario series every time. Story is awesome as well, but there needs to be a balance with gameplay. I think Uncharted balances things brilliantly, MGS V: The Phantom Pain also seems to take things back to MGS 1 where there is a great balance between playing and watching.

I don't think there's a proper way to really quantify what is a game or what isn't. We have idiotic terms like 'hardcore' and 'casual,' 'games' and 'interactive experiences' because we aren't smart enough to come up with better descriptors. Different strokes for different folks though, and to me, if it's something that can be played, it's a video game.

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#5

Gamer83 commented on Gran Turismo 6 Sales Linger at the Back of the...:

I thought this was a bad call from the beginning. The Last of Us and Beyond: Two Souls were new IPs, so by all means put those on PS3, but I thought to strengthen the PS4 launch lineup, GT 6 should've been a PS4 game. The console sold much better at launch than I expected so I don't know how much GT would've benefited it but the hype of PS4 would've helped GT 6's sales, It also would've give Evolution a little extra time and there would've been less pressure to deliver on DriveClub because PS4 would've already had a great exclusive racer. DC could've been pushed to this year and maybe avoided some of the issues that really hurt Evolution's rep. That's all hindsight though. Hopefully things go better for GT 7.

@get2sammyb
I'd love to see it Holiday 2016 but sometime early to mid 2017 seems more likely. If we don't see anything at of before this year's PlayStation Experience I'm going to assume 2016 is out of the question.

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#7

Gamer83 commented on Game of the Month: What Were the Best PlayStat...:

Haven't bought Until Dawn yet but I did get a chance to play a nice portion of it when visiting some relatives recently. Given how terrible I thought it seemed from stage showings I can't believe I'm actually going to say this, but it was easily the best PlayStation release in August and is one of the better games overall in 2015. When taken into account how the game got its start for the Move peripheral, I'd say it came a long way and the team behind it did a great job. Look forward to seeing what that studio does next.

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#8

Gamer83 commented on Kojima Says Thanks in an Emotional Metal Gear ...:

No, the thanks goes to Hideo Kojima. In many ways his games have defined the PlayStation experience for me. MGS 3 still ranks as my favorite game of all-time with my favorite ending of all-time. I'm looking forward to finally sitting down today and getting a chance to really get into MGS V, hopefully it is actually send off he and the series deserves. It's too bad we won't be getting anymore games like this, thanks to corporate scum, but on the plus side, it doesn't seem like Kojima is done so whatever lies ahead, I certainly look forward to it.

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#10

Gamer83 commented on Deus Ex: Mankind Divided's Getting Torn Apart ...:

@WebHead
I'm at the same point. I have about 4 games games on pre-order now, including Deus Ex and SF V, both done before I knew the idiocy SE and Capcom would be pulling. I won't cancel but I'm done adding anymore pre-orders. There's a Best Buy, Walmart and Target near where I live. All of those stores get plenty of copies of games. Hell even GameStop gets a lot of copies for the big releases. Very easy to walk in Day One or even a week or two later and get the most recent hyped up product..

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#12

Gamer83 commented on Deus Ex: Mankind Divided's Getting Torn Apart ...:

@JaxonH
People are much more offended overthis than SF V's retailer exclusive DLC. Even on this very website there were no articles calling it 'disgusting.' I think the difference is one game is PS4 exclusive, another isn't, that simple. SE has kind of done this to itself as well with other idiotic decision making lately but this is no worse than what's going on with SF V. I don't care either way, I want both games still, but the reaction has been typical, fanboy hypocrisy.

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#16

Gamer83 commented on Feature: Our Most Anticipated PlayStation Game...:

Only plan on getting 3 games this holiday, two are exclusive to Xbox but the one I'm looking forward to most is MGS V which I'll be getting obviously for PS4. I guess technically it's not a 'holiday' game, but it is kicking off the fall rush.

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#17

Gamer83 commented on NetherRealm KOs PS3 Version of Mortal Kombat X:

@Frank90
Agree, the focus actually should've shifted a while ago. The last few remaining cross-gen releases, especially from Western publishers, should've been in January of this year with all future releases focusing on PS4, Xbox One and PC.

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#18

Gamer83 commented on NetherRealm KOs PS3 Version of Mortal Kombat X:

This is the kind of garbage that gets developers and publishers in trouble. Frankly with two new consoles on the market, both selling well also, there was absolutely no reason to announce last gen versions to begin with. But, WB is stupid and it kept promising PS3 and 360 owners a chance to play, now this happens. Not the end of the world but it's pretty scummy.

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#20

Gamer83 commented on Review: Until Dawn (PS4):

@Donald_M
I'm just happy to learn that it's a good game. Haven't been convinced to spend $60 but when it drops a little bit I'll be sure to purchase it. I do like horror stories and it sounds like the interactivity in this isn't as annoying as what was in Heavy Rain so that's a plus.

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#21

Gamer83 commented on Horizon: Zero Dawn Has the Best PS4 Clouds Sin...:

@BrizzoUK
So not too familiar with Guerilla then. That might actually be a good thing. Gives you a fresh perspective. Although this is such a massive departure from what it usually makes that it's like a fresh start for the studio and gamers. I'm actually way more excited about this than I would be another Killzone, no matter how much I enjoyed 2.

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#23

Gamer83 commented on Horizon: Zero Dawn Has the Best PS4 Clouds Sin...:

@BrizzoUK
One thing Guerilla can do is graphics, that's for sure. Gameplay and everything else? Definitely hit and miss. Don't know how much you've followed the Killzone series but, eventhough it's an FPS, much different genre than what Horizon is, Killzone 2 is excellent and Mercenary is a great example of how to do FPS on Vita and shows what Guerilla is capable of. Unfortunately Killzone 1, 3 and Shadow Fall weren't the greatest. All looked fantastic though. Shadow Fall certainly served its purpose as an early show case for new gen.

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#24

Gamer83 commented on Yakuza 5 Will Launch with All of Its Japanese ...:

@get2sammyb
That's what I'm rooting for, I don't even care if it would be digital only like this. Preference is physical copies of games but I'm at the point with the Yakuza games where anything is better than nothing so if a digital release for 0 is the only way we can get it in the West, so be it.

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#27

Gamer83 commented on Horizon: Zero Dawn Has the Best PS4 Clouds Sin...:

@BrizzoUK
I honestly wouldn't be surprised if what we saw in the demo doesn't show up in the game. It is a ways off and like you said, things change. But, I think what the demo did do was give us an idea of what to expect will be in there. It definitely has a Monster Hunter vibe but, as much as I like some of Guerilla Games' efforts, it doesn't have the same great track record Capcom's MH team does, so we'll have to see how it executes its ideas.

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#28

Gamer83 commented on Horizon: Zero Dawn Has the Best PS4 Clouds Sin...:

@BrizzoUK
You don't have to be happy with the game or apologize for anything, you have your opinions, so I apologize if my post came off as hostile. I could've worded it better. I just take issue with the notion that the developers haven't shown gameplay when there was a gameplay demo at E3. And I agree with you that gameplay is king, always will be, it's why I'm laughing at the talk going around that MGS V The Phantom Pain may be disappointing because there's more focus on gameplay and less on story this time. But there's no reason a game can't be great in all aspects, Graphics, gameplay, story, etc.

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#29

Gamer83 commented on Review: Until Dawn (PS4):

@Donald_M
It's off topic, but there was a time, especially in the mid-90s at the height of popularity for mags like GamePro and EGM, where a 7/10 was considered good and worth a buy. Don't know why that changed. I've played plenty of 7/10 games that I enjoy much, much more than games that routinely pull in 9s and 10s, Elder Scrolls being an example.

Honestly though, when I first saw this game surface on PS4 I wasn't even expecting 5/10, at best, it seemed pretty bad. So far after 54 reviews last time I checked it was at a 79, so they got something right with this. Impressive when you consider its beginnings for the very ill-advised PS Move.

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#31

Gamer83 commented on Metal Gear Solid V's Best Trailer Yet Feels Li...:

I will never forgive Konami. Rest assured, this is the last game I will buy from that pathetic company. From the reviews, it's great that it seems MGS will end with a bang, but I'm disgusted by how this all played out.

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#33

Gamer83 commented on Review: Until Dawn (PS4):

I may actually have to give this a try at some point. Wasn't sure about it but reviews have it hovering around an 80 which is much better than I expected.

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#36

Gamer83 commented on The Witcher 3 Developer Wishes Free DLC Was Th...:

@Bad-MuthaAdebisi
Exactly. I'll be fair and say it seems like there will be some hefty content in The Witcher 3 expansions, but paid DLC is paid DLC. These guys act like they're better than everybody else and are doing gaming a favor. It's funny to me that NetherRealm gets slammed for offering a Kombat pass, eventhough that company too has handed out some free cosmetic DLC, but CD Projekt Red gets a pass. All comes down to if you like a studio or not I guess.

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#41

Gamer83 commented on How Does Resident Evil: Revelations 2 Look on ...:

@get2sammyb
That's a fair point. If the patch has actually made the game playable, then I guess that's good enough because I did want a Resident Evil on Vita and this is obviously the only way it was ever going to happen. If Capcom can't be bothered to make more RE for a platform that still has plenty of life like the 3DS, then Vita was never in the cards.

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#42

Gamer83 commented on How Does Resident Evil: Revelations 2 Look on ...:

The base game itself is great. From a technical perspective there are better games but as far as enjoyment for this year I'd probably put it at the top of my list alongside Mortal Kombat X. That said, all the reports I've read so far say the Vita port is a disappointment. I can't say I'm surprised. It was designed for consoles and even with that in mind it was never a looker so poor graphics don't surprise. If the gameplay was still fun I could look past that but apparently the frame rate is really bad and especially for raid mode, that's not a good thing.

Also, this game was initially supposed to be $40, now it's $30? Thanks for the $10 'discount' but I think we all know why that happened.

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#44

Gamer83 commented on Store Update: 18th August 2015 (North America):

Hearing bad things about the Resident Evil: Revelations 2 port. Just like with Ultra Street Fighter IV for PS4 it's disappointing that Sony couldn't farm the game out to a competent studio. Also disappointing Capcom couldn't do the job itself. Nope, have to work on remastering a bunch of old games instead.

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#45

Gamer83 commented on It Doesn't Matter That EA Access Isn't on PS4,...:

@bbq_boy
Has nothing to do with being rich, so I don't even know why that was brought up. If you don't want something don't buy it but consumers should have the right to choose. If there's no market on PS4 for EA Access, nobody would buy it. If people buy it, then clearly there's a market. So again, spare me the 'protecting' the consumer nonsense.

Also, I'm mostly a PlayStation gamer and I was definitely against DRM. I was prepared not to buy a PS4 if Sony went down the same route. Fortunately Sony saw the response to Xbox One's reveal and made the intelligent decision. This isn't like DRM, it's an optional subscription, one I see no value in for what I like to play but if somebody else does want it they should be able to purchase it. For people who play a lot of EA games, it's not a bad deal.

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#49

Gamer83 commented on How's Sony Helping Shenmue III?:

@sinalefa
Sega released a console without telling anybody and didn't find success with an awesome piece of hardware like the Dreamcast. As much as I once loved that company, smart decision making definitely isn't something that happens there.

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#50

Gamer83 commented on Actually, the Darth Vader PS4 Will Be 1TB in E...:

@gingerfrog
Europe is where PS4 is selling the best so logic would dictate Europe gets all the good stuff. I don't know why Sony hates us in NA though. Looking at the NPDs each month, NA has been on board with the PS4. This isn't last gen when Xbox was smoking PlayStation in the sales battle each month. Start rewarding the consumers here for the support.