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rastamadeus

PSN ID: Rastamadeus

Male, 30, United Kingdom

I've made a huge mistake.

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#2

rastamadeus commented on Remember to Make Room for Borderlands: The Han...:

Don't like it? Don't buy it. That simple. Only way these morons who run companies will stop massive day one patches, pathetic launch states, stupid loading times, day one DLC, on-disc DLC, etc is to not buy the games. Everyone is outraged by all this but not one sod will keep their hand in their wallet/purse. Until that happens we are just as equal to blame as the d**kheads making these games and running these companies. That simple.

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#3

rastamadeus commented on Round Up: Bloodborne PS4 Reviews Reveal Sony's...:

I really don't know about this. It looks great, everyone is saying it's great but there's just something in the back of my head saying the hype is too much. Gonna get it i Friday with Borderlands Handsome Collection though.

@arnoldlayne83 Over half of those sites I've never heard of and never will again. Reviews mean naff all end of the day. Your own opinion is all that matters.

@Sanquine Nice that they deal with the problem after people have made a fuss. If they'd done it in the first place - like they and all game companies should - there would have been no bad press about the game over the weekend.

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#4

rastamadeus commented on Rumour: Holy Remaster, Batman! Arkham Duo Set ...:

Why not. Every other sodding PS3 game is being remastered. All these companies may as well do this quickly so they can make money before Sony start PS Now properly and they can charge us to play the games again, un-remastered.

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#5

rastamadeus commented on Here's Your First Look at Predator in Mortal K...:

@Bad-MuthaAdebisi I've no interest whatsoever in MKX as the last game and Injustice have put me right off. But if they announce Johnny 5 I will be all over it like a rash. His big, sad robotic eyes looking up at you as he wins, asking where Benjamin has gone... if someone from NetherRealm reads this, stop messing about with morons like Jason and Predator and give us Johnny 5!

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#6

rastamadeus commented on Fetch Some Supercharged inFAMOUS: Second Son P...:

Help us celebrate making a load of money by giving us more. Nice.

Enjoyed Second Son - and First Light - a lot more than I thought I would. They're by no means brilliant but they were good fun for the few hours they lasted and got rid of the original two games main stumbling point for me, the God awful Cole. Kinda hoping we get some more DLC of those arena stages from First Light as they were great. Highly unlikely though sadly.

@get2sammyb I like that one. Wish there was more going on though, or the sky when you go up to the menu being dark when it's night time. Considering you paid for it there's not too much going on. I do like it though, best theme so far.

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#7

rastamadeus commented on Uh Oh, Watch PS4 Exclusive Bloodborne Take Ove...:

@AyeHaley That just sounds incredibly rude, haha.

@Dohv "With every PS4 exclusive there's always something that people got to overreact too" - a game where you die a lot and there are such long loading times isn't an overreaction though. You are chose to make it an overreaction. It's a problem regardless of console. Say you get stuck on a certain spot and it takes you ten-twenty times to overcome it, that's over ten minutes of sat twiddling your thumbs. I'm sure you'll be happy though, that's ten minutes extra for you to make out everyone in the world is against Sony and no other company is ever given negative press. Everyone raves about Nintendo's constant clangers and we all loved Microsoft's DRM restriction ideas didn't we? I still remember all the glorious pro-Microsoft press that got...

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#8

rastamadeus commented on Konami's Recruiting a New Team to Build a Fres...:

As I said in the other thread there's no way he'd go to another company without trying his hand at it all himself. Man has a big ego (nowt wrong with that) and he'll want to do it all himself rather than be bossed around by suits.

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#9

rastamadeus commented on Rumour: Gravity Rush Remaster Purrs to PS4:

I enjoyed the story mode but afterwards, despite the challenges, there just felt like no reason to touch it again. And I haven't. A sequel would be better than another remaster, unless they do the sensible thing and make it a budget release and a stop-gap before the second title.

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#10

rastamadeus commented on DriveClub Developer Waylaid by Layoffs:

@Sanquine You can't attack people for attacking someone, using 'freedom of speech' as the excuse as you're arguing they have the right to argue. End of the day @Tasuki is perfectly entitled to think want he wants but the people who said his comment are out of order are allowed to as well. If Evolution had bothered to make sure their game worked before release and not kept people in the dark for so long afterwards then no-one at the company would be losing their job. Blame is Evolution's and Sony, the latter as they clearly saw the game wasn't in working condition but authorised it's release. It's sad, pathetic and laughable that in this day and age a video game - costing hundreds of millions in some cases - are allowed to release in incomplete condition. In no other line of work would that be acceptable and people would be fired. As is always the case though the people who make the final call get away scot free and it's the 'littlemen' who lose their job for other's failings.

Personally the only bit of @Tasuki's comments I found odd was "At this point the only reason for them to release a free version is to shut all the whiners up" as it completely misrepresents why people are 'whining'. They want what they were promised and contractually obligated to get when purchasing a PS4 and PS+. Nobody wants people losing their job (except Cheryl Cole on X-Factor USA, that was funny) because of broken promises made by heads of companies but acting like they are happy about it was completely out of order, especially for someone working for the site.

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#11

rastamadeus commented on Rumour: Konami Power Struggle Leads to Hideo K...:

After all the problems caused by a big company do people really think he'll go to another one? He plainly wants away from MGS so buying the license for him won't encourage his signature. Besides the man has a near Zlatan-sized ego so will go it alone with a new start up funded by Kickstarter. It will either be a success or a massive clanger when, pride dented, he'll sign for another company but one where he has freedom to do what he wants - something none of the big three would give him after his first title.

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#12

rastamadeus commented on Rumour: Konami Power Struggle Leads to Hideo K...:

  • Kojima will be gone by Christmas and set up a new indie making stealth games that will never see light of day due to not having enough Kickstarter funding for week-long cutscenes
  • Silent Hills will never be made and PT will haunt us for years for nothing
  • Konami will release anual Metal Gear Solid games that will be hated by press and public
  • Konami will die, all the best developers moving to Treasure meaning we get more than one game every now and then from them - including the HD ports of their games that Xbox Live got and we didn't (booo)
  • Hudson Soft will emerge from the flames like a phoenix
  • I will finally get a new sodding Bomberman
  • Someone buys the Rocket Knight license (preferably Treasure) and I also finally get another game in that series
  • All is well
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#13

rastamadeus commented on PlayStation Now Streams to UK Shores This Spring:

Mentioned this in The Order forum page - The Order should have been put only on this service when it launches properly. Charge a tenner for it for a week and it would have sold like hot cakes. All the people put off by the length, lack of game play, repetitiveness that they've read about would be much more willing to try it and Trophy whores would've jumped on it like Alizée (thank you @Scollurio). People would have been able to play the game for themselves after all the bitching about it and make their own minds up. More importantly for Sony, it would have made them God knows how much more money than it will at retail after all the bad press, got PS Now a lot of attention and would have been an exclusive to launch it. Seems like a missed opportunity for good press and easy money.

On topic, still not convinced this thing will work out in the long haul but registering now to hopefully have a goosey.

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#14

rastamadeus commented on This Final Fantasy XV PS4 Video Absolutely Ble...:

The guy looks like Christopher Lee.

I spent close to an hour just watching someone playing the demo on Live From PlayStation yesterday. I'd kinda gone off the idea of FFXV - as it looked like it was becoming a One Direction car journey type game - but it's really got my excitement back. Looks nothing like the Final Fantasy I loved growing up mind, but those games are long gone sadly.

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#15

rastamadeus commented on Is Port Specialist Bluepoint Working on an Unc...:

A lot of people want it so it makes sense. Will also fill a corner. It should not be flaunted as the big Christmas hope though, Sony should - and hopefully would - have more sense. Personally I couldn't care, the games bore the pants off of me and I also feel these sort of rereleases should be every other generation. There's far better PS2/Gamecube/Xbox games that should be getting remastered than these three games which Sony will soon be charging you again for getting over PS Now.

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#16

rastamadeus commented on Rumour: This Journo Reckons You Should Expect ...:

@Dohv Ah, riled a fanboy. Amazing how often you bang on about Nintendo fanboys then do exactly the same thing that annoys you in defence of Sony. "It's fine to slag Microsoft and Nintendo but don't you dare criticse my Sony" - it's childish. Whether you like it or not, those games you listed aren't AAA. They may be given AAA-game budgets but that doesn't make them AAA games. Bit of a difference. As I fogrot about GT (as I'm not a fan) then yes, you're right, that probably is their biggest franchise, so that's two AAA games. If this Christmas Sony are relying on a Killzone, God Of War, Sly, Ratchet or inFAMOUS then they won't sell anywhere near as much as Uncharted would. None of those games would sell what GTA, COD, FIFA, Uncharted, Halo, Mario, Zelda, etc would. They are AAA games as they are the ones that sell, quality or not. The others are A to AA but that isn't a bad thing, it's like saying an 8/10 game is garbage compared to a 10/10 when it isn't. Not everything is an attack on Sony you know...

@AyeHaley and @BertoFlyingFox They hardly ever really announce something for the same years Christmas. Shortly afterwards/spring or the following Christmas, yeah. The last time a company announced an unheard of game at E3 that sold well and was well received was back in 1997, Diddy Kong Racing.

@themcnoisy God, if only. Not Sony though, it would have to be someone to put them on the right console. Jet Set Radio made perfect sense on the Wii, for example, where the Wiimote could have been used to properly graffiti. Personally I hope Sega just lend companies their licenses. Why haven't Platinum made a Shinobi game yet? Although don't let @Dohv see you talking positively about someone other than Sony, he'll throw his (Sony-licensed) toys out the pram again.

@thedevilsjester If you can speak Japanese then Shining Resonance is rather good.

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#17

rastamadeus commented on Rumour: This Journo Reckons You Should Expect ...:

"Big AAA"? Sony only has one AAA franchise which is Uncharted. Stuff like Littlebigplanet, inFAMOUS, Killzone, Ratchet, Sly, etc aren't AAA, they're A or AA at best with cult to mid-size followings but rarely (if ever) setting sales alight. So the only likely outcome is an Uncharted collection and if that is it then Sony may as well not bother. Hopefully they'll pull something of a surprise but they're likely going to have to rely on people wanting third party games on PS4 than Xbox One this Christmas. Lets hope they've got an aggressive marketing plan or (urgh) timed-DLC deals in the pipeline.

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#21

rastamadeus commented on This Is How You Boogie in Persona 4: Dancing A...:

@sonicmeerkat Dunno about Europe or America, but in Japan there's two special editions. The 'Crazy Value Pack' includes the game and two soundtrack discs, along with an original DLC set. Then there's the 'Premium Crazy Box' that includes everything you get from the first package plus a P4D-themed Vita.

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#22

rastamadeus commented on February 2015 NPD: PS4 Is Best Selling Console...:

Delighted to see Majora's Mask topping the charts. It's always been a bit of a black sheep, loved by Zelda fans but not never given a try by others despite the people who like it obsessing with it (guilty). Cracking game.

Got to admit I'm surprised at The Order. I expected it to be higher because of its advertising so I'm glad it's not, thanks to people actually realising what a bore and how little you get for you money it is. If they give out charts for game rentals I fully expect The Order to top that by a country mile. It really is best as that rather than spending hard earned money on something that you'll never touch again. That game really should have launched with PS Now as it could have made a killing while showing off the service.

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#24

rastamadeus commented on Titanfall 2 Mechs Its Way to PlayStation 4:

@General_Spiller It's really sad that CDPR are getting love for doing something which should - and used to! - be the norm. Nintendo were the same too, people being surprised at the pricing/content of the Mario Kart 8 DLC. These sort of things shouldn't even be regarded as something different. Maybe one day it won't be again. I hope so.

@Matt_Berial Those people need to pull their head out of the sand more often. Titanfall on PS4 was as obvious as Chelsea players surrounding a referee.

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#26

rastamadeus commented on Feature: These Are Sony's 2015 PS4 Exclusives ...:

No 'none of these games' option? It's a pretty poor looking 2015 for me. Not a single one of those games will be bought (unless Tearaway had substantial additions or is budget priced). Then again I didn't buy a PlayStation for the exclusives as nearly all of them over the PS3, Vita and 4 - to me - have been poor.

@dudeware Go in like this www.automation-drive.com/EX/05-14-20/Blackadder_IV_-_Goodbyeee.jpg with someone holding your hand. You can have that solution for free. No idea how to put the image in the actual post I'm afraid.

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#27

rastamadeus commented on Titanfall 2 Mechs Its Way to PlayStation 4:

Sure there's some people absolutely delighted with this news. Good luck to them, hope it's a good game for you. Personally I'm not fussed if PS4 gets it or the game is cancelled tomorrow. The first one managed to make COD look exciting despite this having giant robots (none of that 'they're Titans, rubbish'). Giant robots almost always make things better. Unless you're a Michael Bay movie.

@Matt_Berial Who? The world and his wife knew it would come to PS4.

@General_Spiller That's the way with 99% of video game companies I'm afraid. There's only a handful who aren't like that. EA get the most hate because of their annual games (to be fair, sports games make sense yearly) but there are others just as bad or worse.

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#29

rastamadeus commented on Why Will PS4 Firmware Update 2.50 Restrict Tro...:

@XFsWorld Whether you suck, you're brilliant or average at a game you are allowed to think it's not very good you know? There's plenty of games I'm awful at (Monkey Ball) that I love and brilliant at (COD, Battlefield, etc) yet really don't like.

@get2sammyb Bored me to tears. Just hated absolutely every second I played and wish I could have that time back. I couldn't stand the first either but gave the second a go... didn't like it. But, rather than get into a discussion on that game, the fact that I can't remove something like that from my own profile is stupid, like @Boerewors said. You could 'hide' certain games on PS3 but you can't on PS4. Bit daft.

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#31

rastamadeus commented on Pokémon Developer Game Freak's First PS4 Game...:

@Punished_Boss_84 Fair enough, my post wasn't meant to sound so snarky but reading it back it does seem it (unintentionally). Game Freak have spoke before of their displeasure of the Wii U hardware though and, to be fair to them, it must be annoying only ever making Pokémon games. Just wish they'd make Pulseman 2.

@charlesnarles You used a word there which is I will say to you: spinoffs. They've always been just that as they don't want to make a home console Pokémon. As awesome as it would be, I agree with them. It's better suited to a handheld.

@Gamer83 They made a 3DS game a year or two ago called HarmoKnights. Simple but fun rhythm action game. It was only the Pokémon music (owned by Nintendo) and little nods and winks to the series that stopped it also being released on Vita.

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#32

rastamadeus commented on Feature: What Went Wrong with PlayStation Mobile?:

@Inahime It is not an insult. I don't know if English is your first language but all "thick skin" means is not be insulted by everything. This is a prime example. You asked why your forum post was locked, I explained, you take it as an insult when there is nothing insulting about it. As for pestering, this is my fifth - fifth! - message to you. Ever. Feel free to complain about me again though because of that barrage of communication.

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#33

rastamadeus commented on Feature: What Went Wrong with PlayStation Mobile?:

Yet again, I'd be rich if I had a penny for every time I've said this, Sony don't understand handheld gaming. It held back the PSP, it's failed with PSM and it's all but killed the Vita. "Those who fail to learn from history are doomed to repeat it."

@Inahime You need to get a thicker skin. You seem to take everything to heart. Thread was locked because @get2sammyb told you where to go if you want to make a complaint.

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#35

rastamadeus commented on Pokémon Developer Game Freak's First PS4 Game...:

Viewtiful Joe-reminding graphics, a feel of Donkey Kong Country Returns and the hope if it's doing well we'll FINALLY get a Pulseman sequel? Count me in.

@benrawr Maybe in three handheld console generations it will happen. Not before they can do those sort of games on the 3DS 4 or whatever it'll be called. A proper Pokémon will never happen on a home console as, as Game Freak and Nintendo have said a billion times, it's Pocket Monsters so they want it to always be portable.

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#36

rastamadeus commented on Reaction: Uncharted 4's Delay Is a Blow, But E...:

So this delay is to make the game prettier. The next delay (of a day) will be to add some gameplay in?

Relax. It's a joke. More companies should aim to have a complete game out for launch. Sad that someone doing this is now a plus when it should be the norm.

@get2sammyb Take Ico and Shadow Of the Colossus out and it's awful in comparison to what Nintendo offered that generation. Even the worst 3D Mario is better than all the Ratchets and the latter two Sly games. I'll give you the first Sly though as that was great. Better than Microsoft, but all they had was Halo and... erm... nothing.

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#37

rastamadeus commented on Round Up: Hotline Miami 2 Reviews Dial the Rig...:

It's $14.99 so that's under a tenner here. Fully expect this to be £15 though because Sony.

@Gemuarto Like I said, least you tried it. The QTE comparison I do t get but oh well. The game is like an old style shooter (R-Type, Gradius, Radiant Silvergun, Ikaruga), you need to learn routines to survive - once that clicks in your head the game flows much better and you understand what you're doing more. Not for everyone, seems to be a you hate it or love it game. The graphics though are deliberately bleached/faded/whatever (I'm no expert). You can tell that right from the off.

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#38

rastamadeus commented on Round Up: Hotline Miami 2 Reviews Dial the Rig...:

@SteveButler2210 Story didn't bother me, never do in that type of game. It was a great game because of how fun it was. Story, visuals, audio, etc are the cream on top of a cake, the game play is the cake itself. Did my advice help you in the end then?

@AhabSpampurse If you're American it is out today, but for us Europeans we have to wait Yurok 3pm(ish) tomorrow. And it is taking forever to get to that time.

@Gemuarto Maybe as - newsflash! - what you found bad others found great. Story, as I say above, really isn't important in a game like that. It's like watching an Expendables film for the story. Outdated visuals and broken I have to take issue with though as no part of the game is broken and the visuals are deliberately that way, as if footage of an 8-bit game on an old VHS tape. You can call it bad or whatever, your opinion, but you can't just make crap up to suit your argument. At least you tried it though, all you can ask. Can't stand people who have an opinion on something when they haven't tried it.

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#42

rastamadeus commented on PS4 Firmware Update 2.50 Will Let You Use Circ...:

People saying your thumb naturally rests over x miss the point that it does that because you know x is confirm. As someone who plays a lot of Japanese games my thumb naturally rests over o, so this is great news for me. Too often I've switched from a Japanese to a European game and then started pressing the wrong button. It's a minor gripe that, truth be told, is got over within ten seconds but no longer! Now I can have the correct confirm button, no matter what game I play.

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#44

rastamadeus commented on March's Free PlayStation Plus Games include Od...:

@XFsWorld #sarcasm

@MadchesterManc So you're now saying The Order should be on? Ain't no way it's AAA ;)

@Gamer83 Just out of interest I had a look at the EU blog. Close to 400 posts, no replies from anyone at Sony. Personally I don't think they need to apologise as it's not like it's the end of the world but the majority of people want one so it's not that hard to say "sorry" is it. May even look like they care about their customers - then again, can't have that can they?

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#45

rastamadeus commented on Virtual Reality on PS4 Just Got Way Better wit...:

@Ginkgo I disagree on its appeal. People who buy just a couple of games a year won't invest until their games (COD, GTA, FIFA, etc) are on it and those companies won't touch it until it's looking like a winner, which it won't be as after initial opening day hype it will rot as no-one really wants it. Vita 2.0.

@get2sammyb I'm only cynical as VR comes around every five years then vanishes without a trace. Seen it happen time and time again (showing my age) and this won't be any different.

Two other points I'd add is even here - on a Sony site - it's 50/50, and it looks stupid. Johnny Casual and his missus won't put that on their head as they'd look a tit, no matter how impressive the tech is.

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#46

rastamadeus commented on Virtual Reality on PS4 Just Got Way Better wit...:

Couldn't care less. If it's more than £150-200 max it won't sell to people other than die hard Sony fanboys and tech heads. Even around or under that it will be hard to sell as you can't see it in advertising so there's no point advertising it (hello 3DS in it's first eight months). Complete waste of time and money from a company who really can't afford to be wasting money and have a record with console add ons so bad even Sega shake their head. For what it's likely costing they need nearly every PS4 owner to buy this when less than a tenth will give a damn.

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#47

rastamadeus commented on Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth Continues to Look ...:

@Inahime Nowt wrong with that and, just so you know, I'm not having a go at you or anything. I just accepted the Vita's fate within it's first six months (it's been obvious since then the console will never be what we wanted) and it means I can enjoy it more. Same with Wii U. They are my two favourite current consoles I own, I couldn't care less that they're both failures, I just enjoy the games.

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#48

rastamadeus commented on Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth Continues to Look ...:

@Inahime Excellent use of your eyes there. I said all but dead. Never mind though. The Vita is all but dead. All. But. Dead. If you don't like it then fine, but don't try and make out like it's healthy and fine and about to bounce back. You'll only upset yourself. As I said, just enjoy the games we have and will be getting.

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#49

rastamadeus commented on Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth Continues to Look ...:

@Inahime You seem to be adopting Sony's primary strategy, head in the sand. What do you expect the boss to say? "Vita is dead! We don't care! Can't believe you morons bought it!!! Mwuahahahahaha"?

There's no Lazarus-like comeback with Vita. Sony don't want there to be as they do not give a flying f*** about it. They don't support the machine, they ignore it, they make sure people don't buy it by still having a stupid price for a machine near death and it's ludicrous memory cards. PS3 came back as people supported it, next to nobody (bar indies) support Vita apart from the odd exception like here. PSP? Really? It improved, I'll give you that, but it got trounced by the most successful handheld console ever. Not exactly a great comparison. PSP though, like PS3, had support from third parties and Sony studios. Noticing a theme here?

Just enjoy the console and stop worrying about it. Better consoles have gone quicker (Dreamcast) and worse have lasted longer. Even though it is all but dead it doesn't mean we Vita owners can't keep on playing our games and enjoying the scraps we're fed.

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#50

rastamadeus commented on March's Free PlayStation Plus Games include Od...:

@ToddlerNaruto The one before Crimes and Punishments was better, Testament Of Sherlock Holmes. This one was really boring and went on for ages - despite it being a collection of smaller cases rather than one long case.

@Bad-MuthaAdebisi Sony did a poll on their blog about what people thought of the offerings. It lasted about two months as they were amazed that people weren't as pleased as they hoped. Sadly they seem to just do what they please without looking at what people are saying. Rightly or wrongly the PS+ bashers are louder and in more numbers than the lovers. Sony didn't like being told they were doing what many (again rightly or wrongly) think is a poor job so got rid of the polls rather quickly. Head in the sand is their plan a, b and c.

@XFsWorld Not seriously, obviously. Although it never will come to PS+ due to it getting terrible reviews (games have to get a certain score or above).