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Gamer83

Male, 30, United States

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#1

Gamer83 commented on Whoa, Sony Is Selling All of Its 9,520,000 Sha...:

I'll take a shot in the dark and say it's a combo of two things. Sony needs the money and SE is the company that will be providing the big Xbox One Japanese exclusive. Maybe I'm way off on that but it wouldn't surprise me. MS is busy chasing games and Sony is just sitting back doing f**k all.

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#3

Gamer83 commented on Rumour: PS4 Firmware Update 1.70 Right Around ...:

I've never minded system updates, the problem with them on PS3 was simply that you would sometimes have to wait longer than should be necessary. With PS4 the updates almost go unnoticed and the more, the more better. It's still a new system. Any little fixes included that may make the console perform better is fine with me.

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#5

Gamer83 commented on UK Sales Charts: PS4 Exclusive inFAMOUS: Secon...:

@DaftPlayStation

Yeah, I always expected Titanfall to outsell inFamous, and to be fair, Titanfall, though not for me because it lacks any kind of single-player content, is a well made game. I'm just disappointed to see inFamous drop so quickly behind some of these other releases. But yes, at least it broke a million which is impressive given that it didn't have a ton of advertising (at least not in NA) and PS4 hasn't even broken the 10 mil mark yet. I'm thinking with this game being the best exclusive on PS4, probably for the rest of this year, 2.5 mil or more by the end of December is a good possibility.

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#6

Gamer83 commented on UK Sales Charts: PS4 Exclusive inFAMOUS: Secon...:

@Reverandjames

Disgusting isn't it? I really hate what this industry has become. Having been around it my whole life though, it doesn't surprise to see how braindead NA consumers are. I never thought the general consumer in the UK was just as stupid but going by the sales charts that's exactly the case.

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#9

Gamer83 commented on Trials Fusion Runs at a Higher Resolution on P...:

@Philson

If you've already played The Last of Us there definitely isn't much for PS4. I'm really hoping Watch Dogs surprises me and ends up being a good game, but my expectations have fallen so far from where they originally were. When it was revealed it seemed awesome, every showing since it has gotten progressively worse. That said, the concept remains cool and the story if done right could make for an intriguing release provided the gameplay is also solid. Guess we'll find out soon enough.

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#10

Gamer83 commented on Trials Fusion Runs at a Higher Resolution on P...:

@JaxonH

Truth is, these kind of articles always take place early in a new console cycle. They'll disappear eventually. The sooner Sony gets off its a$$ and instead of laying people off actually release good, first party exclusives, these kind of articles will go away and the focus will be on the PS4 actually being a good console. Right now it's an inFamous tv adapter and unfortunately as awesome as I think that game is, it's short as hell.

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#11

Gamer83 commented on Trials Fusion Runs at a Higher Resolution on P...:

@Philson

Well, fair enough. I actually agree with you about the X1's hardware, that and the $100 price difference played a huge role in me picking the PS4 to be my first new-gen console back in November. I'm thinking my recently purchased Wii U is going to be getting the most use at least over the next few months though. PS4 aint got sh*t on the horizon except a 'remaster' of a game I already played the hell out of. At least it's getting games in 1080p, so I guess that's a 'win.'

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#12

Gamer83 commented on Trials Fusion Runs at a Higher Resolution on P...:

@shingi_70

I think it's relevant. These are two consoles going after similar segments of the market with many of the same games. During the last gen there were lots of debates about performance of multiplat games on 360 and PS3 and, especially at the start, many of those went in favor or MS' machine. This gen things are turned around. I think it's good to have these comparisons and discussions especially since a lot of people buy more than one console.

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#13

Gamer83 commented on Trials Fusion Runs at a Higher Resolution on P...:

@Philson

I'm guessing then that you don't even bother with Nintendo consoles? In terms of power I'd say Wii was a massive disappointment for its time and with Wii U just being slightly more powerful than 360 and PS3 we're not exactly talking about a technical marvel. I actually like both those consoles, thought Wii had a better run from Nov. 2006 to the end of 2010 than people gave it credit for, but I don't like either machine for what they can do when it comes to raw power.

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#14

Gamer83 commented on Uncharted PS4 Star Todd Stashwick Teams Up wit...:

Not really sure what's so 'head scratching' about this. Despite the hardcore 'Sony can do no wrong' fanbase trying to downplay what she meant to Naughty Dog over the last couple months, Amy Hennig remains one of the great talents in this industry, period. I'm guessing Todd Stashwick enjoyed working with her and wanted to continue to do so. Nothing head scratching.

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#16

Gamer83 commented on The Last of Us Remastered's First PS4 Trailer ...:

@rjejr
LOL, I noticed your posts over here are much more positive than at NL can't say I totally blame you. It took a really nice deal at Target and Mario Kart being right around the corner for me to finally get a Wii U but I think things will pick up the console soon, software wise anyway. I highly doubt there will be nothing between Mario Kart 8 and Smash. Bayonetta 2 is a no brainer for this year and I'm not ruling out X. I wish the release list was jam packed but I've long since accepted 3DS is the primary Nintendo system, Wii U is a nice complimentary system. I still think in the end the U will have a strong library. It is a nice little system and it does have the current best new gen exclusive by miles in Super Mario 3D World, I love that game and I'm only on World 4.

@JaxonH
Yeah, I can't do the one system thing, too many franchises I like from all 3 of the console makers. I have a preference towards PlayStation, but no way do I want miss the Mario, Zelda and Halo games.

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#17

Gamer83 commented on The Last of Us Remastered's First PS4 Trailer ...:

@JaxonH

I would hope June. Otherwise you're looking at August until anything with even a slight chance of being worth a damn comes out and that's just for people who haven't played this. I really see no point in double dipping though. Awesome game, but the upgrade doesn't look that impressive so the dry spell after inFamous continues. At least since I finally got a Wii U, I'll have Mario Kart 8, and hopefully Smash Bros. 3DS is no later than July.

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#18

Gamer83 commented on PS4 Favourite inFAMOUS: Second Son Burns Throu...:

Not bad considering Titanfall and MGS V Ground Zeroes (prologue but was still hyped) released not too far ahead and Sony did literally nothing in the way of advertising for inFamous. Only complaint was that the game seemed a little on the short side, but awesome none the less and glad it's selling well. Can't wait for Sucker Punch's next game, whatever it is (hopefully another inFamous).

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#19

Gamer83 commented on The Last of Us PS4 Will Boast Enhanced Lightin...:

@JaxonH

I guess what concerns me is that with PS3 early adopters were paying their dues for three years. The PSone and 2 didn't hit the ground right away either but by the end of '96, PSone was building a nice library and by the end of '01 PS2 had a good amount of solid games. PSP had a strong launch then was dry until like 2008, PS3 took until 2009 to hit its stride. What gave me hope for PS4 was how strong Sony's first party output has been the last four years but it is what it is. With the recent happenings I'm not expecting anything until 2016. Of course I can't say the grass is much greener on the other side because the X1's lineup isn't exactly stellar. It does seems have more games announced that I'm looking forward to but a few announcements from Sony at E3 could change that. At this point I'm ok with the fact it's going to be a waiting game again, I just want Sony to show me that there is something to look forward to. People always point to The Last Guardian as a reason why it's good for companies to play cards close to their chests but I don't agree with that strategy when it comes to all games. New IPs, yes, but we know Uncharted is going to happen and I'm expecting the build up will start at E3. Sony has a bunch of other franchises it could announce future entries for also.

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#21

Gamer83 commented on The Last of Us PS4 Will Boast Enhanced Lightin...:

@Tasuki

Not the biggest fan of indie games (there's always a gem here or there but I haven't really found one yet for PS4), Thief was a massive disappointment but to be fair that might have been my fault for expecting too much, and most of the other stuff I'm looking forward to is still very much up in the air for how good it will be. The Order, The Evil Within, and I'll throw Watch Dogs in too, could all be great, they could all also just as easily be disasters. The rest of the lineup is ports that aren't needed. The only sure thing is Batman: Arkham Knight, really hoping that it stays on track for October.

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#22

Gamer83 commented on The Last of Us PS4 Will Boast Enhanced Lightin...:

@JaxonH

I agree, inFamous is a great game. It's just unfortunate other developers, first and third party haven't really delivered anything worth playing. I like MGS V: Ground Zeroes, but it is just a prologue and Thief was a pretty big disappointment. The Evil Within is a summer release I'm looking forward to, I'm hoping Mikami can deliver but I'm cautiously optimistic.

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#23

Gamer83 commented on The Last of Us PS4 Will Boast Enhanced Lightin...:

I honestly didn't think the PS4's first year was going to be as bad as Wii U's but I was completely wrong. At least at the end of 2013 Wii U had Super Mario 3D World. We'll see what Sony has lined up but right now, just terrible. inFamous was great other than that, it's just damn port after port of games that don't need it. Looks like the only system getting a summer release worth a sh*t is 3DS with Smash Bros. Mario Kart 8 is very late spring so that'll be good for the dry months too. E3 has to be good for Sony though, it's great that the PS4 is selling now reward the people who bought the machine.

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#25

Gamer83 commented on PS4's Enormous 2014 Lineup Looks Even Better i...:

@Lopezdm

You're right that's there no middle ground anymore, which is why I don't dismiss indie games, I've played a fair number that I really enjoy. I don't agree that's it's backwards thinking though to suggest that AAAs are just as, or maybe more important. Games like Halo, Uncharted, Mario and Zelda, those sell consoles and the well-made AAA games are better than the top indie games, imo. But I don't want to disparage the indie scene because those games are needed to flesh out the lineup and I'm hoping as time goes on and some of the bigger indie teams get a better grip on the hardware that PS4 and X1 provides them, that we'll see games from these developers on par with the second tier games we saw in the PS2 era.

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#26

Gamer83 commented on PS4's Enormous 2014 Lineup Looks Even Better i...:

@adf86

Deep Down is one of those games I'm hoping to learn a lot about at E3, some of the ideas for that game seem great so that could end up being a bigger release than I've given it credit for if Capcom can execute its plans well enough. Sony has a lot of studios so that's why I have some hope for E3. I don't care if some of the games announced aren't out until late 2015 or even into 2016 at this point, I just want to see some stuff announced to get hyped about.

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#27

Gamer83 commented on PS4's Enormous 2014 Lineup Looks Even Better i...:

@adf86

When Sony gets out of financial hell and has a substantial lineup to show, that's when I'll feel better about things. E3 this year is big. I don't think RE 7 going X1 exclusive makes much sense either, but rumors were swirling recently that MS fronted the cash and though 5 and 6 sold better on PS3, those games didn't sell much worse on 360. I'm really hoping it doesn't happen but MS has shown a willingness to moneyhat and companies have shown a willingness to take that money. If the price is right, and the studio is confident in its game, MS can still pick some more off the market. It likely wouldn't land GTA or CoD, but it could land some of those mid-tier ones like RE, Tomb Raider, Street Fighter, Deus Ex.

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#28

Gamer83 commented on PS4's Enormous 2014 Lineup Looks Even Better i...:

@Lopezdm

What's making the difference is the $400 price tag on PS4 and Sony marketing it as a more consumer friendly console, nothing else. If MS hadn't been so stupid as to charge $500 and try to go with that 24-hour check-in and other bs, the X1 would be selling on par with, maybe better than PS4. It's not the indie game lineup that's making the difference. Maybe for you and some others it is, but outside of Sony centric sites or multiconsole sites that have a huge Sony fanboy following, there's the 'PS4 has no games' argument flying all over the place. It's stupid because frankly, X1's lineup isn't stellar either, the 360 had a far better lineup at this point in its cycle than the Xbox One does. But, if you're looking for more than indie games, Xbox One is better than PS4 at this point. MS is also getting more aggressive on the indie scene and it's easier to lineup an impressive slate of indie games than it is AAA titles. MS has the hard part out of the way with upcoming exclusives like Quantum Break, Sunset Overdrive, Halo 5, Gears of War, Resident Evil 7 and then all the big multiplats. Sony has The Order, DriveClub and Uncharted as far as exclusives and only one of those will be out this year. If MS gets the price of X1 down by this holiday season, it can start cutting significantly into Sony's early lead because under Phil Spencer's direction its putting a focus on all sorts of games. Sony's first parties do not have their sh*t together right now and Sony even when it was in good financial shape never had the money to compete with MS' checkbook, forget about it now. We'll see what the lineups look like after E3, but I'm not expecting it to be very good for PS4. It's going to be another 3-year wait, just like it was for PS3, for this console to be worth a damn. Unfortunately because I'm not in position to just wildly spend money, I don't have a second system this time to make that wait easier. My fault for thinking Sony would carry the momentum it built up from the latter half of last gen into this one. Not expect dozens of great exclusives right off the bat, but even the PS3, which took a beating in the press and from gamers, had a better slate of first-year, quality exclusive titles. If The Order or DriveClub, which ever releases this year, disappoints, then all PS4 had was inFamous. From Nov. 2006- to the end of 2007 PS3 had Resistance Fall of Man, Ninja Gaiden Sigma, Heavenly Sword, Warhawk, Ratchet & Clank Future Tools of Destruction and Uncharted 1. On the downloadable scene it had flOw, Super Stardust HD, Everyday Shooter and Calling All Cars. Sony needs to step it up, after inFamous, my favorite PS4 game at the moment- aside from two indie games I really like, Resogun and Contrast- is MGS V: Ground Zeroes. A prologue, not even a real game. That says is all about this lineup.

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#29

Gamer83 commented on PS4's Enormous 2014 Lineup Looks Even Better i...:

MS hasn't been losing people left and right over the last month, month and a half like Sony has. The situation over there isn't nearly as bad and unlike Sony, MS actually has money. As far as Sony's output, I didn't say dozens of exclusives, but outside of inFamous and MLB this year has The Order and potentially DriveClub and even with the delays, I think it's very up in the air how good DriveClub will turn out. PS3 had a better first year in terms of high quality exclusives. Right now, PS4 only has one in inFamous. X1 has Forza, Dead Rising and Titanfall. Two may be third party, but MS has the money and is willing to spend it to lock up big releases and at E3 its set to announce a new round of exclusives, this time from Japanese companies with Resident Evil among them. Sony is busy spending money it doesn't have on VR when that spending should be done on the most important thing, which is games. Some of that money could've gone to Konami to keep MGS a PS exclusive.

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#30

Gamer83 commented on Rumour: The Ratchet & Clank Trilogy Will Be De...:

@JaxonH

Unfortunately that's mostly what we'll be getting, seems like outside of Japan Studio, others can't be bothered putting original releases on it anymore. I'll say though, much as I like the Vita, if it's being sacrificed so companies can focus on PS4 instead, that doesn't bother me too much. The PlayStation brand was at its best when there was a singular focus on home console gaming.

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#31

Gamer83 commented on PS4's Enormous 2014 Lineup Looks Even Better i...:

@adf86

Yes, I've heard this 1 million times. Most people don't spend $400 on a super console like PS4 for indie games though, no matter how much people here want to champion for them. Not saying they're bad, certainly not saying they aren't needed but the balance is ridiculous. MS and Nintendo have a lot of indie games on the way also, but it's balanced nicely with the AAA games. Particularly the exclusives. The way the last half of last generation ended I didn't expect Sony's first parties to be off to such a pathetic start on PS4, outside of Sucker Punch, it's a mess. Layoffs, delays, cancellations, people just up and leaving. At least Jaime Griesemer saw Second Son through to the end before taking off.

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#33

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

Got MLB 14 The Show for Vita so I'll mostly be playing that. Maybe mix in a little MGS V: Ground Zeroes as well to go for the S ranks and I'll be playing through episode 3 of the Paper Trailer in inFamous: Second Son.

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#35

Gamer83 commented on DLC Review: Underwater Espionage in BioShock I...:

As much as it hurts to admit it, because I love the series, this should be the conclusion. I don't think any studio will do for it what Irrational did, it's like making a Batman: Arkham game without Rocksteady in the driver seat. This DLC was great and is a nice way to cap off one of the best series ever.

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#38

Gamer83 commented on Talking Point: Has Sony's Dithering Turned Off...:

Sony blew its chance though honestly I don't think that's a bad thing. Don't need anymore useless devices. Sony really needs to get its priorities in order. Same goes for this whole VR crap. Spend the money that it doesn't have on marketing and getting some big third party exclusives and get the first party situation straightened out. Otherwise prepare to start looking up at MS as far as sales in the coming months.

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#41

Gamer83 commented on UK Sales Charts: PS4 Favourite inFAMOUS: Secon...:

Good to see inFamous: Second Son selling well. I hope for another entry at some point though I'm sure the people at Sucker Punch may want to be allowed to try something new next. That's cool, I just hope it has future plans for inFamous.

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#45

Gamer83 commented on You Can Access the Second Part of inFAMOUS: Se...:

Accessed it last night. Wasn't sure about this paper trail stuff at first, how it would work out, but it's great so far. Looking forward to the next four weeks of content.

@ztpayne7

Unfortunately, it is short. That's my only gripe with the game. I'm thinking Sucker Punch was a little rushed to get this one out the door so the end product, while great, isn't exactly that huge, game-changing leap to next-gen, outside of the awesome visuals. Still a must-buy for current PS4 owners though. I think I read on this website that SP's next game isn't going to be another inFamous but hopefully there will be another at some point and hopefully the devs will make the main story a bit longer (I'd say bump it up to at least 28 missions from the current 16) and add some more interactivity to the open world. We should be able to go inside buildings and such.

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#47

Gamer83 commented on Yes, The Last of Us Is Set to Stumble onto PS4...:

@JaxonH

That's what I've been saying, enough with the late ports. I love The Last of Us and GTA V but I've already played the crap out of them. I didn't buy a PS4 to play PS3 games. That's why The Witcher 3 getting pushed into 2015 was disappointing. I expected it but it's still a big loss for this year. Really hoping Batman: Arkham Knight doesn't suffer the same fate.

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#48

Gamer83 commented on Do You Remember Devil's Third? It's Going to B...:

@JaxonH

Frankly I'm hoping this is the Japanese exclusive that MS has been rumored to pick up and not RE 7. I know RE 6 wasn't great, but I'd still like to give 7 a chance and would prefer not to have to buy a brand new console to play it. Devils Third looks cool, but just like Ninja Gaiden, doesn't really seem like a game that would appeal too much to me so I'll be passing on it regardless of platform.

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#49

Gamer83 commented on Talking Point: PlayStation's Big Employment Pe...:

@Ndibu

Did you really create an account at website just to post that? Not that I totally disagree with the statement but still.

I'd like to believe things are as perfect as writers at Sony specific sites and the fanboys seem to think, one thing that I do find interesting is how Sony's financial hell never ges mentioned because it is a real issue. I also remember around the time Sega was in trouble and everybody wanted to stick their heads in the sand. Maybe people like myself blow things a little out of proportion but going to the other extreme and avoiding any and all legitimate concerns non-fanboys might have doesn't mean things are perfect inside Sony either. As always, the truth is somewhere in between. I do like the last line in the article though. Looking forward to games like Batman, The Order and The Evil Within to start releasing because in the end it doesn't really matter if a console lasts 2 years or 10 as long as it has a great library while it's on the market.