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kensredemption

kensredemption

Recreational/Hardcore/Plain gamer.

United States

I play games a lot. When I do, I can be competitive, relaxed, calculative or festive. I will play all platforms, and I have no bias towards any since I can afford to play them all. That said, I damn any and all who practice console elitism and xenophobia.

Joined:
Tue 14th January, 2014
Website:
http://www.ign.com/blogs/kensredemption/2013/11/03/following-up-on-my-previous-entry

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#3

kensredemption commented on Talking Point: Would You Pay for an EA Access ...:

Since EA's been treating Nintendo and Sony fans like third class citizens, I refuse to buy anything tied to them anymore. That unfortunately means that I'll have to cancel my Dragon Age reservation, but if luck holds, I could get it used for $10 in two months after release.

As long as my money never reaches EA's money grubbing hands, I can sleep at night. Now, if you'll excuse me, I'll just troll around on ME3 for my Wii U since it's the only next-gen console with a ME title so far. That, plus I'm still continuing my boycott of EA products that aren't available on Nintendo platforms.

...Actually, you know what? Screw it. I'll just collectively burn any EA games I come across. lol

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#10

kensredemption commented on Weirdness: Mike Tyson Wants You to Own the Mos...:

It's like someone's asking, "Who're you gonna listen to when you're gonna buy a console? Jesse Pinkman? The guy who couldn't even cut it as a drug lord? Or Mike Tyson? That one big dude that can bite your damn ear off?" No-brainer, this one. Ha ha ha.

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#16

kensredemption commented on The PlayStation 4 Just Can't Catch A Break In ...:

I think we can blame the poor sales on one thing:

PlayStation Now

The Japanese pay an obscene amount of money for new games already, but with the lack of backwards compatibility AND the fact that their cloud service doesn't guarantee a permanent purchase of titles along with a mandatory PlayStation Plus subscription for most online multiplayer games, it's no wonder the Wii U is more appealing than the PS4 AND XBO.

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#17

kensredemption commented on Video: Footage Of Namco Bandai's New PS3 Godzi...:

OHH NOES! THEY SAY THEY GOTS TO GO!

GO-GO-GOJIRA!

...Sigh. Fail Blue Oyster Cult reference to make a joke is fail. Either way, LOVED the reboot and I'm definitely picking up this game as well...so long as Nintendo doesn't bankrupt me with Smash, Hyrule Warriors, Bayonetta 2 and Devil's Third first.

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#28

kensredemption commented on Watch Dogs PS4 Patch Reconstructs Corrupted Sa...:

Well, looks like another reason why I should just wait for the Wii U version of this. I swear, crap like this makes me wonder why developers bother to label their games "high quality" anymore. I'd rather it works flawlessly right off the bat.

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#30

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

After the "Nintendo's white PS4" fiasco at the L.A. Times during E3, the press has proven to be as useless as Bill O'Reilly at a Klan meeting. It's better if developers appeal directly to the fans. Word-of-mouth through social networks is the best way to convince new consumers to invest these days anyway.

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#31

kensredemption commented on E3 2014: A Staggering Number of Xbox Fans Have...:

This particular statistical focus worries me. The last thing I want is to run into a bunch of hipsters thinking graphics, mainstream third-party titles and premium services make the "best" console. The only game I've been playing hardcore on my PS4 so far is Final Fantasy XIV and that's only because I don't have to pay for party chat or to play online - save for Square Enix's subscription fee. Knack was broken, but fun. Definitely a masochistic platformer. Killzone: Shadow Fall looked too much like an Unreal game like Gears of War or Bulletstorm and was absurdly imbalanced online. As for third-party support, it's still as patchy and buggy as it was last-gen. Apparently, "good" games need to be constantly adjusted post-launch. No thanks, I'll still hop on my Wii U to play MK8, and since Bayonetta AND Bayonetta 2 are coming to the Wii U in the fall alongside Hyrule Warriors and Super Smash Bros. I may not boot the PS4 up for a few months. I'd better get the platinum trophy in XIV before then...

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#38

kensredemption commented on Who Would Win Wednesdays: Amazon vs. Arishok:

The Arishok, hands down.

The Qunari are not easily swayed by women, as was evident from Sten's behavior in Dragon Age: Origins. Morrigan was the only one to wear him down with her constant bombardment of innuendo. Leliana did kind of get him to admit to having a sensitive side, but he remained blunt nonetheless.

The Arishok, on the other hand, wasn't very easy to please - let alone earn his respect as either a male or female Hawke. He'd still try to cleave you regardless of whether or not you earned it, contingent on whether or not you try to save Isabela from him.

This isn't a gender issue, but trying to wear him down with poisons, daggers and sex appeal won't work.

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#39

kensredemption commented on Sony's Relying on Strong PS4 Numbers to Help D...:

As a rule of thumb, I've decided not to get too hyped up about anything new. Watch_Dogs and Thief have proven to be lackluster, and the PS4 and XBO both have been riddled with hardware and software issues. I don't have high expectations for anything "next-gen" anymore since the experiences I have on my Wii U and PS4 are virtually the same as they were last-gen, just faster. All I can hope for now are great games and an innovative cross-platform service that'll connect Nintendo Network, PlayStation Network and Xbox Live users together on a single game. I know it's a long shot, but it won't feel like gaming has reached the true next generation until they implement something revolutionary. I'm not counting virtual reality since that concept barely seemed like a step up from motion gaming, and to try and implement this so soon after the arrival of next-gen consoles seems little more to me than a blatant cash grab. Unless they figure out a way to make it work in tandem with last-gen motion controllers...

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#41

kensredemption commented on Rumour: Battlefield Adopts a Hardline in Polic...:

As long as they don't ruin Dead Space any more than they already have...I don't understand the mentality behind streamlining a franchise to sell more units when it means compromising everything about what the game originally was. Case in point, Assassin's Creed.

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#45

kensredemption commented on Kaz Hirai: PS4's Success Will Be Determined by...:

There's more than enough of an install base at this point in time, but I've seen a lot of PS4s and XBOs traded in or sold either because of hardware failure or lack of games. I generally don't like to get too hyped up only to be set up for disappointment. Case in point, Thief.

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#48

kensredemption commented on Blimey, Half of All PS4 Users Are Subscribed t...:

I would've preferred it if Sony left PS+ as an optional service when it comes to online multiplayer. It makes me feel like I'm having to pay more to fully access the games I would play. Like, you'd already have to pay $65~ just to get a game like KZ:SF and then an additional $9~ a month to play it online. I mean sure, it comes with it's perks like discounts on the store and free games every once in awhile, but they're slim pickings in my region. EU and JP PS Stores get earlier discounts on AAA titles, while the US store seems to worship indies more often than not.