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Squiggle55

Squiggle55

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Squiggle55

#9

Squiggle55 commented on Talking Point: Are We Starting to Expect Too M...:

"Entitlement" is the key word here. The complaining started after the IGC was unveiled, a move that without question increased the value of PS+. But you started to see lots more complaints because 1)kids didn't pay for it and don't understand value. 2)people didn't understand (and apparently some still don't understand) how the IGC works or why it exists. "What? Why didn't we get another 12 free games this month?" or my favorite "If you remove a AAA game from the IGC, you have to replace it with one". You don't lose games when they're taken off the IGC, that only affects new subscribers. Stop thinking that way.

The only thing PS+ needs to improve is how they handle the situation of people already owning the games. People should NOT get less value for being more loyal customers. That seems like a no-brainer. They can easily see who already owns the game. Toss them a bone. I dunno what. Figure it out.

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#15

Squiggle55 commented on Reaction: Price Is the Reality That Threatens ...:

@Longaway "My main interest in it isn't even for gaming. If I can use it as a personal huge screen 3D video system, I'm in."

Exactly. I would love to play around with the VR in games that support it. But I would honestly easily pay $400 for what you said alone. And I would play games using my dualshock with no motion tracking activated.

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#18

Squiggle55 commented on Review: Luftrausers (PlayStation Network):

Like Sammy I've been playing the small stuff more and more lately. I would definitely describe myself as a possible "high score hound" like you say. As long as the gameplay is fun and there are lots of diverse and challenging goals to achieve, then I am going to have a blast. Games like Dead Nation and Resogun have been perfect for me on PS4.

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#23

Squiggle55 commented on So, the PlayStation Store's Ready for You to R...:

I've said for a long time now that Sony needs to give us an option to rent from PSN. I think it's a no brainer for absolutely everyone involved, publishers included. I think there is a whole generation now that doesn't even yet comprehend why rentals are such an attractive proposition. But they will learn and it will be a humongous success for Sony.

I've been thinking though, I really hope they include the option to download the game for rentals as well as the streaming. I understand the need for the streaming to play PS3 games on PS4, but if my internet is too slow for seamless streaming, and I'm playing on the PS3, I'd love to be able to download the game and my rental begins when I start the game.

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#25

Squiggle55 commented on Weirdness: What if Sony Made a PS4 Racer Like ...:

Nothing compares to Mario Kart. The only racing game that's come close is Sonic & All Stars. If Sony very closely copies the mechanics of Mario Kart then it could be good, but then they'd catch a lot of flack for copying again.

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#27

Squiggle55 commented on Soapbox: Live from PlayStation Is PS4's Secret...:

I agree that the coolest feature is being able to interact with the games like Dead Nation shows. As far as the scandal goes, I'm much more bothered by guys acting like jerks to women gamers than I am by any nudity. I'd like to see Sony hand out automatic permanent online bans on accounts where guys are just being assholes.

Or better yet, I imagine an ecosystem where all the assholes are slowly but surely sent to different servers, where they can only play with, talk to, and see the streams of other people who were sent to the asshole servers. Just like killer instinct did with rage quitters. That would be a nice solution.

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#28

Squiggle55 commented on Grab Your Best Getup, Costume Quest 2 Is Comin...:

I'm really super stoked about this. You aren't going to find Costume Quest on many people's best ever lists. But it's on mine. Playing it made me happy. Like playing Earthbound. It just captures a feeling and it makes me happy.

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#30

Squiggle55 commented on What Are Your Thoughts on Kingdom Hearts? Squa...:

I love final fantasy, and I love disney. And I love RPGs. I can't get into new Kingdom Hearts at all. It gets worse with each iteration. Spastic battle systems don't do it for me and I get the feeling the storywriters are all in on a big inside joke seeing how much nonsense they can get away with.

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#31

Squiggle55 commented on PS4's Virtual Reality Headset May Just Be Reve...:

Basically I just want a $300, comfortable version of this http://store.sony.com/wearable-hdtv-2d-3d-virtual-7.1-surround-sound-zid27-HMZT3W/cat-27-catid-3D-Personal-Viewer

If it tracks my head it'll entertain me as a gimmick for a certain amount of time, like the wiimote did, but it's not how I want to play. I want to strap the thing to my head and lay on the couch and feel immersed with a giant screen in front of my eyeballs while I play with my dualshock.

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#32

Squiggle55 commented on Review: Dead Nation: Apocalypse Edition (PlayS...:

For me it's more like a 7 I guess. Actually very fun, especially considering it was free which is always great. And like Sammy said, the broadcast+ feature is actually a VERY cool glimpse at what the PS4 can do with interacting in games. I love that feature.

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#34

Squiggle55 commented on Six PlayStation Hits Arrive in NA's March Play...:

Even though I've been very lucky with PS+ and have very rarely already owned the games, I feel for the people that already own big games that come to PS+. I know it sounds overly complicated, but I wish Sony would install a system that rewards purchasing. They have smart people working for them. They can detect when someone already digitally owns a game. Make customers feel like they win when a game is given away that they already own. Think of something creative. Make them feel good for buying things.

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#35

Squiggle55 commented on Six PlayStation Hits Arrive in NA's March Play...:

What a fantastic month. The only game I already own is Lone Survivor. Super excited for all of this. I voted for Tomb Raider but I'll probably end up playing Dead Nation more since it's on my new system. Who needs to buy games anymore.

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#37

Squiggle55 commented on Talking Point: Should Sony Respond to Microsof...:

@Shaolin Apple has the potential to make bigtime waves when they finally release a product marketed as a home console with a controller. Put that app store on a box with all the functionality of Apple TV, market it as a game console with a controller. Sell it for $100. I think there is dangerous potential there to get into a lot of homes. And devs will continue to go to where the install base is.

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#38

Squiggle55 commented on Review: Rambo: The Video Game (PlayStation 3):

You're right, it's depressing that quality developers don't get to make games and good games are cancelled for bad movie-based games. Makes me wonder how negotiating goes with games like this. Does the publisher decide first that they want to spend as little as possible making a game based on the rights to a movie they've purchased, and quality developers turn them down when the publisher approaches them and tells them they want them to make a Rambo game but they can only spend $50,000?

Or is it the other way around and devs make a junky game and approach a publisher by saying "It ain't great, but it's Rambo, and it'll probably make more than it cost us to make it. Which wasn't much."

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#41

Squiggle55 commented on Talking Point: Should Sony Respond to Microsof...:

Offering this bundle with Titanfall (the only thing they have going for their entire ecoystem at the moment) and lowering the price is a clever move while Sony is struggling to keep stock. But it's undeniable that it shows desperation, will frustrate early adopters, and should ultimately be seen as a "victory" by Sony making MS react this way. Hopefully people still just want to have the better console ;)

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#42

Squiggle55 commented on Rumour: Sony Will Strap on Its Virtual Reality...:

I would be willing to pay up to $500. If I had to guess I'd say it will be $350.
I will absolutely buy it if I can use it as my screen for any game. I don't care if every game programs in special controls for looking around, I'd be just fine using my dualshock for the games that don't support motion tracking. And like someone else said it would be nice for the video to be on the TV at the same time for someone else to see.

Just imagine how awesome this would be with two headsets for a co-op game like Borderlands.

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#45

Squiggle55 commented on Opinion: EA Found Its Call of Duty Killer, and...:

@Gamer83 I think there really might be some truth there about EA's relationship with Microsoft. EA really wanted to move into a restrictive DRM future. They bailed big time on Nintendo after promising an unprecedented relationship and I think that relationship might have soured when Nintendo didn't let EA do all of their online nonsense on Wii U. And quite possibly the decision to go from Titanfall 1 year exclusive to complete exclusive was made after E3 and could have been slightly influenced by Sony sticking it to DRM.

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#46

Squiggle55 commented on Opinion: EA Found Its Call of Duty Killer, and...:

@Shingi_70
I'm going off of this: "However, contrary to what the company wanted you to believe, the game wasn’t a true exclusive in the sense of the word at the time – a trait that remained true even when you ignored the overlooked Xbox 360 and PC iterations of the release. “[A PS4 version] is definitely not out of the question,” lead artist Joel Emslie told Eurogamer.net last summer. So-called industry insiders claim that the port was even in the preliminary stages of production."

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#47

Squiggle55 commented on Opinion: EA Found Its Call of Duty Killer, and...:

Very interesting article. I agree completely. Another mistake was insinuating that they projected xbox one was going to win the console war. Despite all of the enormously positive press the PS4 was receiving after E3 and the PR beating xbox was taking. It makes them look pretty stupid.

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#49

Squiggle55 commented on Wow, the PlayStation 4 Has Sold Over 5 Million...:

@JaxonH I know, right? It seems like a no-brainer to me. I'd very much love to have a real Nintendo account to be proud of and I'd very likely instantly start buying all 3rd party games on Nintendo instead, as long as companies weren't forced to release an inferior version of their game on Wii U of course.

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#50

Squiggle55 commented on Wow, the PlayStation 4 Has Sold Over 5 Million...:

@JaxonH
And Nintendo has the added bonus of sitting back and seeing what Microsoft and Sony have done right with their ecosystems. Miiverse is a great start, and it looks like they are moving towards a universal account system. But imagine if they start a universal achievement system with something like star coins, and take it one step further and tie it in with Club Nintendo and rewards. How incredibly successful and addictive would that be. Instant loyalty.