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Sun 7th Apr 2013

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Hokage17 commented on Poll: What's Your Most Anticipated PS4 Game of...:

I voted for Tekken 7. I know the fighting genre isn't as popular as it once was but Tekken always delivers. Maybe for me it's more nostalgia since Tekken 2 was my first game on the original PlayStation. But I'm really looking forward to the new one to play with my dad, brother, and friends.



Hokage17 commented on Podcast: Episode 14 - The PS4 Slim and PS4 Pro:

I think Sony should have waited until sometime next year for PS4 Pro. Everyone seems to think the timing is right because they beat Microsoft to the punch by a full year, but it's actually the other way around. PS4 is leading this generation by a large margin, yet them rushing the Pro out gives a perception that they're afraid of the Scorpio. What they should have done instead was focus more on selling PlayStation VR which is already difficult to advertise. Now on top of the launch of VR which is $400, you have another console launching only a month later for $400. Lets also not forget about the PS4 Slim at $300. On top of that you have a lot of high profile games coming out around the same time such as; Watch dogs 2, Battlefield 1, COD Infinite, Tomb raider, Dishonored, and more. If that's not bad enough one of the major selling points for the Pro, HDR is now a feature on every single PS4. It just seems to me that Sony planned everything poorly. They're trying to sell way too much hardware at the same time and whats gonna end up happening is people aren't gonna buy it. People like me for example is perfectly content with the OG PS4. I'm more excited for the new games coming out and I actually own a very good LG 4k HDR TV, but am in no rush to spend another $400 on an updated version of the same console. As a PlayStation fan I hope everything sells well, but i'm gonna sit this holiday with my OG PS4 and take a wait and see approach.



Hokage17 commented on Sony: We Need to Convince PS4 Owners to Spend ...:

I think most gamers are gonna be convinced when they go to gamestop to pick up a game and see the Morpheus Kiosk in the corner, Curious to try it out, pop the headset on, look around and suddenly realize they're not even gamestop anymore. No matter how good of a showing they have at E3 I think that hands on experience is whats gonna sell it. People need to literally see for themselves that this is worth spending the extra money.



Hokage17 commented on Poll: Are You in Tune with the PlayStation TV?:

I think it's going to be pretty successful because it tries to take a stab into 4 different markets. PS4, PS3, PS Vita, and casuals. PS4 has an install base of about 11 million, PS Vita 9 million, and PS3 80 million and then there are the casuals. PS4 users could use it for remote streaming to another TV, Vita users could use it for those who would like to play their games on a larger screen, and casuals because of the $100 price tag and other services it offers.

Personally I think they should have waited until they get their pricing sorted out and also for when Sony rolls out it's online TV service. It probably would have sold a lot better, but as is right now it seems like they're rushing things. The good news is that it comes out around Christmas so as long as they market it right it should sell like hot cakes. But I'm Pessimistic about Sony's marketing these days. It seems like the only product they own that they actually put an effort into advertising is PS4.



Hokage17 commented on Poll: What Did You Think of Sony's Pre-Tokyo G...:

For a keynote I'd say they hit a home run. The pacing was good, a healthy amount of content, lots of Vita games, and even saved the best for last ( DQ Heroes ) This conference got me a lot more hyped for TGS. Only way TGS can top this is with Tekken 7, Final Fantasy IV, The Last Guardian ( I'll hold my breath on that one ) and Gran Turismo 7.



Hokage17 commented on Surprise! Persona 5 is Coming to PS4 After All:

@DualWielding "people are more likely to buy a console for persona than for Tomb Rider, the persona fan base is more rabid." I agree wih this. While Tomb Raider is a good game it just doesn't have strong enough potential to sell systems. That's almost like Xbox One having Assassins Creed as a timed exclusive. It would piss a lot of people off, but wouldn't budge the needle much. Persona on the other hand appeals to a wide range of RPG fans. A RPG fan would buy a PS4 just to play this one game the same way Nintendo fans buy Nintendo consoles just to play Zelda.



Hokage17 commented on Video: Watch as We Take a Trip Back in Time to...:

It's crazy how people were saying Sony's Gamescom conference was crappy. Sure they didn't have that Megaton game announcement we all been waiting for but what they did was unleash a ton of new IP and game reveals. I have to admit I'm guilty of this as well, I didn't really appreciate Sony's Gamescom until after the fact. But when all is said and done Sony has the most original content of all platforms going into 2015.



Hokage17 commented on Sony Executive's Flight Rerouted Following All...:

It's a pretty sad shame when a group of terrorists target a gaming company. I hope these guys realize their desire to destroy Sony if ever succeeded will destroy the dreams of millions of children around the world. I know since the rise of fanboys, gaming has a slight aura of negativity, but at it's heart gaming is a good thing and is meant to make people happy.



Hokage17 commented on How Delicious Does That White Destiny PS4 Look...:

I'm getting a PS4 in October and was a little on the fence weather I should get the Black or the White. They both look very good and I usually get everything black but that white PS4 is really beautiful. Infact the white color is kind of a throwback to the original PS1. I even like the white DS4 and at 1st thought it should have black grips but I never noticed until this video that it has a light gray. So I think I am gonna get this Destiny bundle.



Hokage17 commented on PS4 Live Streams Are About to Get a Lot More I...:

PS4 rolling out all types of little touches here and there. Next year PS4 is gonna be one beast of console. Especially once they finally get mp3 support, themes, folders, and DLNA. Then everyone should be happy.



Hokage17 commented on Push Rewind: Everything You Need to Know About...:

I actually liked Gamescom more than E3 this year. The pacing was jut right and Sony really surprised me with so many fresh game announcements and new IP's. Usually I don't care much for the indie segment, but they showed some indie titles that look truly amazing and could change people's perception of indies going forward. One thing Sony announced that i think is really being over looked is Share Play. The fact that you can join games with your friends even if they don't own a copy of the game is huge. You say they didn't have a Show Stopper but I think that was it. It might have just flew right over everyones head.



Hokage17 commented on Poll: What Was Your Favourite Game of Gamescom...:

Honestly I don't know what to vote for. There is simply too many good ones to choose from. Drive club is the best looking racer I've ever seen, Until Dawn looks like sheer Co-op fun, Rime looks epic, The Tomorrow Children looks very interesting, the Order looks epic, Tearaway Unfolded looks groundbreaking, Mortal Kombat X looks like a true revival of the series, same goes for COD Advanced Warfare, MGS 5 looks like a combination of all the best aspects of Metal Gears of the past in other words epic, I can keep going but it's impossible to choose. "Sigh", Sorry I just can't think of any one in particular to vote for, I just want to play them all



Hokage17 commented on Gamescom 2014: Microsoft All But Confirms That...:

By the time Rise of the Tomb Raider comes out PS4 will be have at least a 20 million install base sold to customers. SE would be crazy to pass over that cash cow. At that same time frame Microsoft will be lucky to have cracked 10 million units shipped which I feel is unlikely because they don't really have nothing ground breaking coming out this year. The Master chief collection will sell pretty good among the exhisting fan base of 5 million shipped but I really don't think it will sell a lot of Xbox Ones. I think that success will be similar to Titan Fall which was minimal at best and didn't last long.



Hokage17 commented on Reaction: PS4's Variety Shines at Gamescom 201...:

I thought Sony had a great conference and really liked what I saw. As for the TombRaider announcement, i wouldn't call it a show stopper as to more of a shock. But it shouldnt come as no surprise given that Square is desperate right now and there's no telling how much Microsoft paid them. However while this move may help them in the short term, it basically kills the Tomb Raider franchise in the long run. Silent Hill on the other hand, I'm looking forward to that, though I dont its exclusive only to PS4. Honestly I'm getting tired of all this timed exclusive talk of 3rd parties, i think it's a dirty tactic that Microsoft started, and gamers overreact to it. Everyone already knows Sony is working on some amazing games yet to be revealed, but I'm sure they will when the time is right. As for the Vita, even though I don't own one I can definitely understand the frustration.



Hokage17 commented on Sony's Not Worried About PS4's Software Lineup...:

I think Destiny, FarCry 4, MGS 5, Call of Duty, and Drive Club are more than enough for christmas. People are too busy comparing quantity to focus on quality. Also a lot of people have never played the Last of Us myself included. People are comparing the numbers to Xbox but my question is where the hell is these people going to find the time to play and beat all these games? As it is I'm still in the middle of playing through Skyrim, Sleeping Dogs, Mafia 2, Borderlands 2, Valiant Hearts and Metal Gear Rising. Once I'm done with those I'll be looking into Wolfenstein, Watch Dogs, Sniper Elite 3, etc. That will probably take me all the way to Christmas to beat all these games.



Hokage17 commented on Talking Point: Should Sony Ditch E3 Stage Show...:

Sony's would have had an outstanding conference if they just would have shut up with all the talk of numbers and statistics, and the whole powers segment was just uncalled for. An idea I've been thinking is maybe Sony should just split their conferences in half on two separate occasions.

The 1st would be all about the games and nothing else similar to what Nintendo did. The second on a different day you can have all the corporate guys on stage talking about tech, numbers, people clicked the share button a bazillion times, etc. At least this way people know what to expect and won't hurt their pacing.



Hokage17 commented on Talking Point: Has Sony's Dithering Turned Off...:

Sony was smart to keep the Vita TV only in Japan. The sales would have flopped and I actually think it would have also confused the messaging of PS4. With Vita still struggling to catch on to a wide fanbase the Vita TV would have been DOA.



Hokage17 commented on BioWare Is Thinking About Bringing the Mass Ef...:

I think the days of exclusive 3rd party games really is coming to an end, and to be honest in my opinion that's the way it should be. Consoles should be able to sell themselves, that's one of the things I like about PS4/ PS3.



Hokage17 commented on Square Enix Will Only Remake Final Fantasy XII...:

I thought FF 12 was really good and would love to see a new one in that world. But my question is why won't square make a remake of Final Fantasy 7? "Square Enix Will Only Remake Final Fantasy XII if We Shout" There's been no other FF game that's received more noise to the point of begging and pleading than Final Fantasy 7. Has square lost the rights to that entry or something? I just can't understand why avoid it, I would love to see FF 8 remade too. It's almost like their doing remakes to all the Final Fantasy's except for the ones people really want.



Hokage17 commented on Pachter: PlayStation Now Doesn't Have a Prayer...:

To be honest I think 2 years is enough. If Sony can get all the PS1, PS2, and earlier PS3 games within that 2 year window, as well as all of their exclusives both old and current I see no problem with content. This is more or less a service that's going to cater to older gamers in their late 20's and 30's as well as casuals that grew up playing games like Crash and Resident Evil. Maybe once they get enough subcribers publishers may be willing to release new content on it and I'm assuming indies will be the 1st to take the plunge.



Hokage17 commented on Team Ninja Stealthily Teases New Title for the...:

@mibtar Yeah I hear you, but what I'm trying to say is the best parts of the series is the non futuristic stuff. Take Ninja Gaiden Sigma 1 for example. I loved the way the game started out when you were taking on the black spider clan. Everything from the setting, the sword fighting, the mysterious demons, it was phenomenal. All the way till he went to New York as agent, that's when the story started to dip, but it bounced back in the end. I couldn't even continue playing Ninja Gaiden 3, it didn't even feel like Ninja Gaiden. Also i would love a new Onimusha and even the Revenge of Shinobi revamp I thought was pretty good as well.



Hokage17 commented on Team Ninja Stealthily Teases New Title for the...:

Ninja Gaiden used to be my favorite game on PS3 but their losing me with all the modern day futuristic crap. I just wish they would take the series back to it's roots. No guns, no grenades, no machines, no robots, no soldiers, and no american big city setting. Just keep it all ninja with swords, spears, surikan, shinobi, temples,and of course demons, etc. The same can be said of Assassins Creed, the modern day story line just feels out of place to me with the actual game.

It's like these developers try to make the story lines so complex that it actually takes away the stuff the fans really like. A game like Ninja Gaiden you want to feel like your playing as a Ninja, but all the other crap that goes on makes it feel more like something else entirely. I think that's one of the reasons I used to love Onimusha so much, it never strayed from the path. That's just my opinion though, and that's why I'm not really excited about a new Ninja Gaiden game anymore. Hopefully I'm proven wrong.



Hokage17 commented on Talking Point: Is the Vita Really Dying a 'Slo...:

I happen to like Patcher and tend to agree with most of the things he says concerning the gaming industry. A lot of gamers hate him because he states the obvious, and a lot of times it's the cold hard truth that we as fans refuse to believe and just dont want to hear. But he's only doing his job and he doesnt get paid for wishful thinking. Personally I think the Vita is going to be alright but no where near as successful as Sony wants and needs it to be. As for Nintendo only God knows where they go from here.



Hokage17 commented on Use This Video to Explain the PS Vita to Your ...:

it's definitely a bland video. They didn't even mention the remote play features. I can understand not mentioning PlayStation Now as it's yet to be released, but remote play is a reason all in itself to own one. I don't actually own a Vita myself but have been looking into getting one. So far I like the Crystal White version they have on amazon and want to get a 32 MB memory card. I think I can see why not too many people haven't taken the plunge, because it gets expensive when you add things up. But considering how much we all spend on phones and ipads there's no room to complain. Might as well treat yourself especially if your a gamer.



Hokage17 commented on Japanese Sales Charts: PS Vita Stretches Its L...:

LOL Japan is a tough nut to crack for Microsoft ( seriously, Xbox 360 – 616 ) But on topic I believe Vita sales will grow like wild fire once PS4 launches in Japan. ( remote play ) With all these extra services Sony is rolling out, the Vita is really shaping up to be a beast.



Hokage17 commented on Reaction: PlayStation Now Clears the Cloud on ...:

@Gamer83 Your right. If they did that by adding a DS4, that would also work as bait and tempt casuals to later buy a PS4. I'm really curious to see how Sony will go about this. Considering they throw in a DS3 with Vita TV it's not that far fetched and DS3 is much cheaper for them to build.



Hokage17 commented on Reaction: PlayStation Now Clears the Cloud on ...:

This is gonna be huge for Sony. While it's innovative to gamers the fact that it will eventually branch off to other forms of hardware makes it very ambitious. When you think about Netflix you can use Netflix on anything: TV, Computer, Tablet, Phones, Consoles, etc. very easily. With PlayStation Now you can literally have PlayStation everywhere you go just like Netflix, and don't even need a PlayStation console. This is especially great for people who travel a lot and don't have the room to pack up a console but still wanna get their gaming fix.

It's funny they announced this because it was only a couple days ago that I was thinking about some of the games I miss on PS1 and PS2 and the ones I never had a chance to play on PS3. Now their offering a service for just that. And it makes perfect sense when you factor in Apples App store just made 10 billion for 2013, now Sony can kind of pinch into that market a little by now having a service that can even run on ipads and iphones. One thing I think this will do is lure in a lot more casuals depending on the price and how Sony markets this, maybe even throw in a DS3 to sweeten the deal.



Hokage17 commented on PS4 Stock Arrives in GAME Stores Around the UK:

They need to hurry up and replenish stock because Xbox one is gaining on them. I know a lot of people who are buying Xbox Ones because PS4 is no where to be found. Even I've been tempted. All this waiting is killing their own buzz.



Hokage17 commented on This Patent May Shed Some Light on Sony's Plan...:

Gaikai has a lot of potential. There is a lot of PS1 and PS2 games that I haven't played in a long time and wouldn't mind playing again. To be honest gaikai reminds me a lot of Sega Channel if anyone can remember that. not sure how Sega Channel sold, I was too young to care but I always thought it was amazing. I used to love it as a kid because even though you didn't actually own all those games it was nice being able to come home and play them and even find games you never played or heard of before. It really does sound like another Sega Channel to me except instead of using your cable service you'll be using your internet service. The best part is that it won't just be tied to your house. If you have a Vita then you could literally have a PS1, PS2, and PS3 in your pocket. Technology really is a beautiful thing when done right.



Hokage17 commented on What Has Happened to Lara Croft's Face in PS4 ...:

I like Lara's new look. It gives her more of an adventurous and focused look. Before her face had a kind of spaced out lazy look, like a teenager that just wants to go shopping at the mall or looking for the party. Now she looks like more of a dare devil more into hiking and scuba diving.



Hokage17 commented on Pachter: PS4 Will Surpass Wii U Sales Globally...:

PS4 overtaking the Wii U by spring is inevitable and should come as no surprise. Nintendo made many mistakes in launching the Wii U mostly with marketing and a huge drought in games for the majority of 2013. Not sure what the future holds for Wii U but it's looking like another GameCube generation for Nintendo. Thankfully they still have the 3DS ( which I love ) to keep them respectable.

I wouldn't be too surprised if the Vita overtakes the Wii U by spring either if it hasn't already. That remote-play is one beast of a feature and almost infinitely expands the Vita's original life cycle with it's ability to stream PS4 content. It will only get more amazing as internet speeds improve and not to mention the potential of Gaikai.



Hokage17 commented on Promised PS4 Stock Availability Pushes System ...:

@BornOfEvil When they talk about the Kinect all they ever talk about is voice commands. Yet PS4 can do voice commands as well but doesn't even need the camera to do it. I thought the big attraction for the Kinect was it's motion controls and this was to somehow revolutionize gaming. Yet all it seems good for is navigating the all those menus and isn't even accurate at that. Motion controls are a like a glass half full. There is a practical use for it but the tech for that use hasn't arrived yet. The only way I could see motion controls really moving the industry forward is with the inclusion of VR like Sony is rumored to be working on. For now it's only good for navigating the menu screen and party games. That is not worth an extra hundred dollars.



Hokage17 commented on Promised PS4 Stock Availability Pushes System ...:

@BornOfEvil The sad thing about it is i support almost every platform; PC, 3DS, Wii U, Mobile, Vita, and of course PlayStation which I love. All platforms except Xbox One. I was even digging the 360 at one point but I cannot find a single thing I like about Xbox One. Everything from the look and feel of the console is so opposite of the gaming culture. Don't even get me started on the Kinect and all those horrible policies they tried to enforce, but I'm glad Sony decided to remove the camera.

Personally I don't think cameras belong on consoles and seem more like an invasion of privacy to me. Maybe someday down the line I may be willing to warm up to the idea of PS Eye because of Sony's more modest approach, but it all depends on many different factors. For now I'm good with a controller.