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Male, 27, Australia

Sun 18th September, 2011

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Kage_88 commented on Sony: PlayStation Innovation Is Simply Unparal...:

The effect PlayStation has had on the industry has been nowhere near as impactful as Nintendo.

With that said, Sony have definitely brought some neat ideas to the table over the last 20 years. Though they've frequently copied the Big N, they've also created cool stuff like EyeToy , made movie playback standard for consoles (well, most consoles), and introduced cross-buy.

@professorhat - There's some confusion as two which company was working on the motion tech first, but either way, the PS Move was a clear reaction to the Wii, as was the Kinect + Avatars. Sony even admitted as such during its unveiling.



Kage_88 commented on Sony: We Cannot Entertain People Without Tryin...:

B, b, b, but new ideas are stupid and gimmicky! Right, 'hardcore' gamers?

Fact is - innovation and 'gimmicks' are one and the same; and are integral to this industry. Whether it's NX and QOL from Nintendo, Hololens and Windows 10 from Microsoft, or Project Morpheus from Sony, the more crazy ideas, the better. Bring them on!



Kage_88 commented on PS4 Prints Money as System Shipments Surpass 2...:

@hYdeks Uh huh. Sony's lost billions and has been forced to sell buildings and assets, whilst Xbox is a massive money loser for Microsoft, emphasised by their move into PC. Yet Nintendo's the one going third party...

On topic; great news for Sony - though I'd like to see how many PS4 consoles they've actually sold to consumers. Like @KratosMD has said, all this happy news hasn't solved the major problems the machine has been having; namely, a terrible online service and a lack of killer exclusive software.



Kage_88 commented on Soapbox: Why I Love Shenmue:

Fantastic article!

I too hold a special place for Shenmue. Without a doubt, Yu Suzuki's adventures made the Dreamcast an essential purchase for me. I'd play the first game hours at a time - usually through the night. I'd often blink with surprise at the sunlight that would waft through my windows, as I wondered where the time went. Fortunately, I never encountered the game-ruining glitch - but my Dreamcast DID suffer from the dreaded random reset problem.

As such, I decided to play the sequel on Xbox. To this day, I'm amazed at how such a huge and detailed game could run on Sega's machine (and I did eventually play part 2 on another Dreamcast). To me, Shenmue's sandbox worlds are still more convincing than anything seen in GTA. The worlds had heart; each individual (non-enemy) NPC was unique, and the interactive items made everything seem so tangible.

Call me pessimistic, but I'm legit worried about Shenmue 3. A game of its scope simply cannot be made on such a shoestring budget (especially considering the $70 million cost of the first two - and that's in 1990's money), so I'm really hoping Sony will step up and offer all the resources it can. Maybe raise a bit of cash with an HD remaster of 1 & 2? Eh Sega?



Kage_88 commented on Naughty Dog Thought The Last of Us Was Going t...:

Microsoft also have Quantum Break, Sunset Overdrive, Phantom Dust and Cuphead - not to mention the awesome-looking Hololens. Even when they tried pushing Kinect as something new, people moaned about it. Hence the familiar franchises to placate their whiny gobs.

@Dohv Again, you're picking and choosing. All consoles have games that don't sell - and games that DO sell. Even Shuhei Yoshida admitted that only 30 to 40% of Playstation games make money.



Kage_88 commented on Oh Look, It's a Nintendo PlayStation Console:

Really wish people would stop buying into this false narrative of Nintendo 'screwing' Sony out if the SNES-CD deal.

Yes, Nintendo callously ditched Sony in favour of Philips (which was obviously a disastrous move), but Sony weren't exactly innocent victims. They wanted an inordinate amount of control over the software licenses, which spurred Hiroshi Yamauchi to seek a better partnership.

Basically, Nintendo was a jerk, 'cause Sony was a jerk first.

@Tasuki Are you implying that Nintendo make bad decisions? Because from what I recall, Nintendo ISN'T the company that has lost billions, sold assets, ripped-off ideas and been continuously hacked like there was no tommorow.

Please watch the language -Tasuki-



Kage_88 commented on Nintendo's Reggie Is Still Having a Pop at Pla...:

Reggie is in PR defense mode. ALL companies do this after a mediocre showing - Sony included. This isn't really unprecedented.

With that said, I don't think Nintendo's E3 was as bad as the whiners make it out to be. Could it have been better? Definitely, but EVERYONE has bad E3's - Sony arguably had the worst last year, and Microsoft's was a disaster in 2013... But apparently they get a free pass. I don't hear calls for THEM to go third party, or that they should exit the console business.

I said this before, and I'll say it again - people just love crapping on Nintendo because they do things differently.



Kage_88 commented on Sony Admits PS4 First-Party Lineup Is Looking ...:

I don't have a PS4 yet, so I can't complain too much. Still, there's a load of PS3 games I haven't touched, not to mention the fact that MGSV is coming out on Sony's last-gen system.

So to me, it's not so much there's a game drought on PS4 - but rather, I simply can't justify buying the thing in the first place. Maybe when Final Fantasy XV drops.



Kage_88 commented on All the Best Games Are on PS4, According to Sony:

@Gamer83 I agree. I prefer to look at Nintendo consoles and PS/Xbox as two sides of the same coin. Sure, the former doesn't get a lot of 3rd party titles - but at the same time, the latter don't have all the unique games that can only be played on Nintendo.

I dunno if the whole 3rd party situation will improve with NX - but as long as Nintendo (and it's partners) continue pumping out quality games, then I'll be a happy camper. Both Wii U and 3DS are more than enough for a busy chap like myself - adding PC, Xbox and Playstation is almost overkill!



Kage_88 commented on PS4 Platformer Yooka-Laylee Makes Over $1 Mill...:

@Pink_Floyd Yeah, I'm a big Kickstarter sceptic too, but this is definitely worth the attention. The guys making this were the cornerstones of Rare, and have 20+ years each in the industry. They definitely know what they're doing!

The funding success has really warmed the cockles of my heart. It's great to see that there's still such large demand for character-based games like this - especially in a market saturated with gritty and violent games.

I particularly love the design of Laylee the bat. That red nose is adorable!



Kage_88 commented on PS4 Sales Push Past 22.3 Million as Sony Plans...:

@Quorthon You're kidding, right? Your posts never fail to amaze me.

BTW, do you work for Sony? Because no-one in their right mind would describe PSN like you did - y'know, the same PSN that is always down and/or DDOS'd. The same PSN that was hacked to hell in 2011. The same PSN that is part if SONY; a company whose online infrastructure is an utter joke.

The same Sony that still makes you pay for it. The same company that HAS taken online privileges - as you so falsely claim otherwise.

Also, love the crack about Nintendo's 'inferior' hardware. You do realise the PSOne and PS2 were the weakest consoles of their respective generations, right?