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81  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Annual Installments discussion on: February 09, 2014, 06:23:07 AM
First several of those titles listed don't have annual releases. Second series like CoD and AC are at the top of the sales charts every year. So while some here don't like the development choices the fact is they have made the publishers massive revenues.
82  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Re: Orbis. aka PlayStation 4? The rumors are put to rest. on: February 05, 2014, 02:50:35 PM

Quote from: metallicorphan on February 05, 2014, 07:40:13 AM


Just found out about a game called Planetside 2 that looks pretty cool as well,and i already knew about Drive Club

Damn,i love my PS4!!!! icon_biggrin icon_biggrin icon_biggrin icon_biggrin

You just herd about Planetside 2? What a sheltered life you lead.  icon_confused
83  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Playstation Plus - Now with lots more free games! on: January 30, 2014, 06:13:18 PM
PS+ is the reason I still keep my PS3 plugged in. Sony is really offering some good stuff with Plus these days.
84  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [TV] Black Sails on: January 28, 2014, 08:19:49 PM

Quote from: hepcat on January 28, 2014, 06:24:55 PM



I felt it was just okay.  It felt too politically correct though in that they created multiple women of power when the reality of the time was far more misogynistic. 

Except they turn right around and have two of the main chicks have a lesbo scene right away. There's promise here and I realize there's going to be a certain amount the sex cause its Starz, but they need to take a look at other premium cable channels like HBO and Showtime that can have adult content without always going to titillation for viewers.
85  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: 2890 Days until launch. Which system are you getting? on: January 28, 2014, 08:08:05 PM

Quote from: YellowKing on January 28, 2014, 12:25:56 PM

Quote
Trying to ignore framerate and resolution as factors to enjoyable experience just comes off as sour grapes from the party with the weaker system. The bottom line is this is happening with multiple games, its not some anomaly. Its the simple truth of these two systems. How much of a factor depends on the person.

Yeah, because all those people who bought a Wii bought it because of the killer resolutions and frame rates.  Roll Eyes

Most people buy consoles for the games, period. Most gamers don't know WTF a frame rate is, or what resolutions are. You're applying your technical expertise to the population as a whole. Case in point, the "vastly inferior" 720p version of Call of Duty sold more copies on XB1 than PS4 in December.

I definitely don't have any sour grapes considering I've put in nearly 100 hours in XB1 exclusives I couldn't have played had I gone with the PS4. Likewise, I'll be buying a PS4 later it's year when they actually have something besides indie titles to play.




Sure dude. You first try and give examples to disprove the power difference while admitting they aren't good examples, then just say "well it doesn't matter anyways" pretty much the definition of it.

As for the Wii it sold allot fast then its sales fell off fast(look it up), and all those people didn't stick with Nintendo seeing the Wii U bombing in sales. Not a good example. As for people buying consoles for games...wow what a statement. As for more copies of CoD on the One yea its was more but it used to be far more in the 360 vs PS3. Its far closer now and that's the point you conveniently ignore.


In the end its a fact there is a power difference between the two. There's no disputing it. Whether that matters to a gamer is a personal choice but saying that people who think frame rate and resolution don't matter aren't gamers is just lame.

I've gotten well over 100 hours on my PS4 already. IMO I didn't see anything on the One for exclusives worth playing.
Different strokes.
86  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: 2890 Days until launch. Which system are you getting? on: January 28, 2014, 03:31:16 AM

Quote from: YellowKing on January 28, 2014, 12:45:51 AM

Quote from: Jumangi
Yea but those are rendering at 720p like Ghosts. Its an either or tradeoff for devs. 1080p30 or 720p60 is the choice they have to make.

Not true. Forza 5, FIFA and NBA 2K14 run full 1080p/60fps. I will grant you those are sports titles and presumably may not be as difficult to get to run as smooth as an action shooter.

At any (frame)rate, all I know is Dead Rising 3 ran at 720p and 30fps and I had a freaking blast with that game. If you're basing your enjoyment of a game on framerate and resolution, you're doing it (gaming) wrong.



Trying to ignore framerate and resolution as factors to enjoyable experience just comes off as sour grapes from the party with the weaker system. The bottom line is this is happening with multiple games, its not some anomaly. Its the simple truth of these two systems. How much of a factor depends on the person.

We can look back to the first two Xbox's and how many fanboys tried to tout games as superior graphics wise for years over the PS2/PS3 when it came to multiplat titles.
87  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: 2890 Days until launch. Which system are you getting? on: January 27, 2014, 11:32:42 PM

Quote from: forgeforsaken on January 27, 2014, 06:26:09 PM

Digital Foundry takes a look at Tomb Raider.  Not the truest comparison as XB1 is capped while the PS4 is uncapped.
http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/digitalfoundry-2014-tomb-raider-definitive-performance-analysis

Gameplay Analysis    Xbox One    PlayStation 4
Lowest Frame-Rate    24fps    33fps
Highest Frame-Rate    30fps    60fps
Average Frame-Rate    29.84fps    50.98fps

Its capped at 60.
88  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: 2890 Days until launch. Which system are you getting? on: January 27, 2014, 11:31:58 PM

Quote from: YellowKing on January 27, 2014, 04:56:44 PM

It doesn't make sense that the Xbox gap is so bad from a hardware standpoint that it's forcing devs into 30fps vs 60fps decisions. The XB1 has games - even multi-platform games - that run at 60fps.

Yea but those are rendering at 720p like Ghosts. Its an either or tradeoff for devs. 1080p30 or 720p60 is the choice they have to make.
89  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: MS Acquires Rights to Gears of War on: January 27, 2014, 04:07:31 PM

Quote from: Lordnine on January 27, 2014, 04:04:49 PM

I assumed Microsoft already had the rights...

Exclusive publishing rights. Epic owned the IP until now.
90  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: 2890 Days until launch. Which system are you getting? on: January 27, 2014, 04:05:17 PM

Quote from: TiLT on January 27, 2014, 06:42:20 AM



What does this mean? Well, it means a respectable amount of extra GPU power will be available to devs, which will be of particular use when it comes to cross-platform titles. It's somewhat bad news for fans of the Kinect though, as this also means that devs will now have to make a choice between Kinect support or more GPU, and I don't think Kinect is going to win that battle very often.


It will help but its not going to stop the multiplatform titles we see being 1080p vs 720p, or 60 vs 30 fps.
91  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: MS Acquires Rights to Gears of War on: January 27, 2014, 04:00:27 PM

Quote from: forgeforsaken on January 27, 2014, 02:50:54 PM



Black Tusk were originally supposed to be developing a new IP to alternate years with Halo, but now it looks like they are just going to be the Gears shop.  What they showed at E3 has now been said to have just been concept work, and didn't represent an actual game in development.

Well that's sort of what Gears was on the 360. Get Halo one year and a Gears game the next. I also feel its not quite the franchise anymore MS thinks it is. They would be better of trying to lock up Titanfall beyond the initial game and pair it with Halo like Gears was last generation.
92  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Games Finished 2014 Edition on: January 26, 2014, 01:29:14 AM
Games Finished:

Bioshock Infinite
Battlefield 4
Brothers
Thief
Infamous Second Son
CoD: Ghosts
Last of Us
Splinter Cell: Blacklist
Dead Space 3
Arkham Origins Blackgate
Crysis 3
Watch Dogs
Diablo 3 Reaper of Souls
Wolfenstein: The new Order
Assassins Creed Unity
Shadow of Mordor

#Finished previous years

2013: 17
2012: 13
2011: 15
2010: 13
2009: 14
2008: 10
2007: 11
93  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: 2890 Days until launch. Which system are you getting? on: January 25, 2014, 01:58:56 AM
The fact that two systems sold 7+ million in a month and a half completely puts to rest the dumb comments about gamers not wanting a new generation. Quite the opposite in fact. Heck we've never had two big consoles launch literally head to head like this. Its always been a a year or so separation so the fact they can sell that many is really impressive.
94  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [tv] 24: Live Another Day on: January 23, 2014, 09:18:23 PM
Man they really can't find another TV show to put Sutherland into so they have to drag out 24 again....bleh.
95  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Playstation Plus - Now with lots more free games! on: January 23, 2014, 09:16:05 PM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on January 23, 2014, 01:13:37 PM

Quote from: Caine on January 22, 2014, 10:47:14 PM

Entering PS Plus:EU
29th January: Metro Last Light
29th January: BioShock Infinite
29th January: Dynasty Warriors Next
29th January: ModNation Racers: Road Trip
5th February: Outlast


Next month on XBL: The Outfit

I kid, I kid.



I'll say its Perfect Dark Zero.  icon_twisted
96  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Orbis. aka PlayStation 4? The rumors are put to rest. on: January 14, 2014, 04:53:03 PM

Quote from: Purge on January 14, 2014, 01:49:25 AM

Quote from: Jumangi on January 13, 2014, 10:15:24 PM

Quote from: YellowKing on January 12, 2014, 06:09:21 PM

I think what Purge is trying to say is that even if Sony has been a proponent for digital distribution, they certainly didn't trumpet that when MS was facing a backlash over online DRM.


That's called being a smart business. Also they don't need to trumpet it. Their actions in what they offer with digital speak for themsleves. MS screwing up their own PR is their own fault. Sony had no obligation to bail them out.

Nobody said they Sony had to - even I pointed out how it was a good strategy for THEM, as in Sony. For progress in gaming? Notsomuch - they set back disk-less console gaming licenses being more than just buy it and be stuck with it. There is nothing to be done about it now - MS will likely swing their product in that direction via open-market means (eg: hey buy Halo 5 online, and you could trade it in / share it vs buying in-store). If they're smart, they'll make it slightly cheaper. Or they may just nurse their DRM backlash wounds and not push further. 

OMG you are freaking hilarious. You actually think that MS was on some amazing path with digital distribution an licensing with the Xbox One and Sony irrecoverably ruined it? Geez dude talk about going off the rails....
97  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Orbis. aka PlayStation 4? The rumors are put to rest. on: January 13, 2014, 10:15:24 PM

Quote from: YellowKing on January 12, 2014, 06:09:21 PM

I think what Purge is trying to say is that even if Sony has been a proponent for digital distribution, they certainly didn't trumpet that when MS was facing a backlash over online DRM.


That's called being a smart business. Also they don't need to trumpet it. Their actions in what they offer with digital speak for themsleves. MS screwing up their own PR is their own fault. Sony had no obligation to bail them out.
98  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [TV] Game of Thrones - Season 4 is coming (please mark spoilers) on: January 13, 2014, 03:46:45 AM
Yea...its getting to be that time of year again.  nod

http://youtu.be/B_YktnQRGB8
99  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Orbis. aka PlayStation 4? The rumors are put to rest. on: January 12, 2014, 04:31:10 PM
Huh? I have no idea what your saying dude. You obviously have some conspiracy burr about Sony ruining your dream of an all digital world when the facts say otherwise. Everything bad that happened with the Xbox One at its launch was self inflicted by Microsoft and horrible PR. Again since you seem to ignore the facts that Sony has pushed digital distribution on consoles faster that MS has so again no idea what your issue with them is but whatever.
100  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Orbis. aka PlayStation 4? The rumors are put to rest. on: January 11, 2014, 05:32:37 PM
Sony isn't hindering the future of games distribution. They have pushed it on the PS3 with their Day 1 Digital on PSN and with having all digital buying ability on the PS Vita. If you want to not ever buy a disc/cart with a PlayStation product you can.
101  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Orbis. aka PlayStation 4? The rumors are put to rest. on: January 10, 2014, 07:07:40 PM

Quote from: forgeforsaken on January 10, 2014, 06:34:30 PM



That's why I suggested the USB drive and partnering with Gamespot, or even better Red Box.  Just go up to a Red Box plug your drive in and download the install files.

Eh at that point you might as well still sell discs as people still have to leave their homes to go get the content.
102  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Re: 2890 Days until launch. Which system are you getting? on: January 09, 2014, 12:35:23 PM
The Wii U sold a little over  200k in Nov. That put it well behind even the 360 and PS3. Its selling horribly now. That's just the truth.
103  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Orbis. aka PlayStation 4? The rumors are put to rest. on: January 08, 2014, 07:09:29 PM

Quote from: The Grue on January 08, 2014, 05:56:26 PM

Quote from: Jimmy the Fish on January 08, 2014, 05:48:33 PM

Gamestop is going to be so screwed.

I'm not so sure.  This is serving people who have PS4s to be able to play PS, PS2, and PS3 games.

The streaming can be used on about anything Sony. Even Bravia TV's will be able to do it.
104  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Re: Orbis. aka PlayStation 4? The rumors are put to rest. on: January 08, 2014, 02:51:53 PM
People who have data caps be aware 5mbps is gonna use around 1.7 gigs per hour of play.
105  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Re: Re: 2890 Days until launch. Which system are you getting? on: January 08, 2014, 02:47:17 PM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on January 08, 2014, 02:41:33 PM



To me, the most interesting part of that is the Wii U number (which doesn't include the extremely important Nov/Dec numbers).  Their sales aren't quite as dire as I'd been imagining.

I get that Nintendo didn't have the impressive out-of-the-gate stats (and, in fact, stumbled), but this indicates that they're gaining more traction than I expected.  I don't imagine they'll overtake either of the other two in the long run, however.

Huh? That shows how Nintendo sales have utterly collapsed. The PS4 has basically caught the Wii in 6 weeks. The Wii U has zero traction at this point.
106  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Re: 2890 Days until launch. Which system are you getting? on: January 08, 2014, 02:43:28 PM
Microsoft clearly put allot of stock into the US since its already become easy to get one now. If they had taken some of that into other markets they could have been closer in sales, but then again they are also hindered by having to get Kinect voice working  in all those different languages.
107  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Alien: Isolation announced - kinda looks good? on: January 08, 2014, 01:45:48 AM
People got excited when they herd Gearbox was doing an Aliens game...then Colonial Marines happened. There's been a surprising number of Aliens themed games and IMO only a few have been worth anything. This games got allot to overcome to get me to lay down cash for it.
108  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: 2890 Days until launch. Which system are you getting? on: January 07, 2014, 10:17:43 PM

Quote from: YellowKing on January 07, 2014, 07:22:13 PM

Here's something that will blow your mind.

It took the 360 2 1/2 years to reach 10 million units. The XB1 has already hit nearly 1/3 of that in less than 2 months.

The PS3 reached 20 million units in 2 years. The PS4 has already reached nearly 1/4 of that in less than 2 months.

Both of these consoles are crushing records. Game publishers have to be doing a happy dance right now, because apparently the console industry is FAR from dead.

Your numbers look like just U.S. not worldwide. 360 sold more than that in total after 2 /12 years.
109  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: 2890 Days until launch. Which system are you getting? on: January 07, 2014, 07:15:48 PM
Its like E3 all over again. Sony comes in after MS and gets to poke fun at their slip-ups with DRM, used games sales etc along with a lower price. Now the day after MS touts 3 million Ones sold they get to counter punch at CES with 4.2 million.
110  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: 2890 Days until launch. Which system are you getting? on: January 06, 2014, 05:37:56 PM
Major Nelson touting 3 million Ones sold worldwide by end of December.
111  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: DISNEY buying LUCASFILM....More Star Wars coming... on: January 05, 2014, 11:58:44 PM

Quote from: metallicorphan on January 05, 2014, 08:35:26 PM

I may have covered this before on here somewhere,but I have the DVD versions of the Originals from the Limited Edition collections released in 2006 they look fine,and if a company like Lowry(who did the Bond movie restorations)could get hold of them,they can polish them up even more ready for HD conversion(i have no idea how it is all done,so....er..yeah)

The Bond movies were meticulously restored by frame by frame from the original negatives.
112  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Re: Re: 2890 Days until launch. Which system are you getting? on: January 05, 2014, 11:52:53 PM

Quote from: Canuck on January 05, 2014, 11:53:59 AM

Quote from: Lee on January 05, 2014, 06:26:33 AM

According to this Forbes article, which they admit is based off info from a sketchy site, the One was outsold by the Wii U the week before Christmas.
And the 3DS outsold everything. That's pretty amazing for a system that was practically DOA.

The 3DS was just overpriced at the start because Nintendo was greedy. Coming off the success of the Wii and DS they thought people would pay a premium for their system even though affordable was a cornerstone of those systems success. They quickly saw the error or their ways, lowered the price and it started selling.
113  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: DISNEY buying LUCASFILM....More Star Wars coming... on: January 05, 2014, 06:27:33 PM
Ah that's right. Its was the merchandising rights Lucas held onto at the time since the studio didn't think they were worth anything. Bad executive decision on that part.

Now I wonder why has there never been blurays of the original trilogy released so many fans have wanted(Not Lucas's bastardized versions) . Lucas always gave excuses up to saying that there basically weren't viable versions around anymore. Knowing Fox had the rights its amazing that they didn't keep negative copies of their own stored securely.
114  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: on: January 05, 2014, 01:15:35 AM

Quote from: metallicorphan on January 04, 2014, 08:21:32 PM

Quote from: Purge on January 04, 2014, 05:17:17 PM

Uhm, no. Sorry, but the SW movies are overblown. It was a B movie that went over budget. Phenomenal special effects of its day but so much of what made it great has been tinkered and tampered with - the characters and the license are pretty much dead to me.

/rant from someone who just completed Force Unleashed ][

That's why i said early 90s,before the special editions(Before the Empire..sorry couldn't resist)


Is it true FOX still owns the current 6 Star Wars films until 2020 apart from the original Star Wars film,that they have the rights for forever?

Pretty sure Fox has just been the distributor for the previous films but Lucas owned all rights to the them, which would now be with Disney.
115  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: NFL 2013 -- Wild Card Weekend on: January 05, 2014, 01:08:19 AM
The NFL has officially turned into Arena football.
116  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: DISNEY buying LUCASFILM....More Star Wars coming... on: January 04, 2014, 07:41:51 PM

Quote from: metallicorphan on January 04, 2014, 11:24:03 AM

Quote from: TiLT on January 04, 2014, 11:07:07 AM

Quote from: metallicorphan on January 04, 2014, 10:38:09 AM

Looks like one of the prequel stand alone films WILL be about Boba Fett.....before Episode II was released i would have been over the moon about this,now i wish they leave the character alone,they have done enough damage to it

Who are these "they" you're talking about? We are dealing with a different company now, and in particular, with one less George Lucas.

Oh i see,so Disney will just ignore everything from Episode II?..damage is done

God we could only hope so.
117  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: on: January 01, 2014, 04:36:53 AM
Half-Life 2. Great game of course but cheap ass collectors edition. Last one I ever bought.

Sent from my Nexus 7 using Tapatalk 4
118  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [xbox 360]Games with Gold on: December 31, 2013, 06:00:38 PM

Quote from: Hrothgar on December 31, 2013, 06:14:22 AM

Quote from: th'FOOL on December 30, 2013, 09:21:01 PM

Quote from: EngineNo9 on December 30, 2013, 06:27:58 PM

Looks like the January games have been announced, and they finally have a good, somewhat recent game in Sleeping Dogs and there will also be Lara Croft: Guardian of Light.

Roughly a year and a half after PS+ gave Guardian of Light away for their members. retard

Hey it's only 9 months after Plus gave away Sleeping Dogs.  Seriously though, Pllus started off pretty crappy for games and got much better. GFG seems to be getting better and Microsoft didn't give up on it right at the end of their initial announcement.  So I'm pretty happy about it even if I've played both of the games.  Competition could make both of them even better. 

I really enjoyed Sleeping Dogs. It was much better than expected.  I actually got the Platinum on PS3.  It deserves more exposure.

Microsoft is gonna have to get allot better if there's to be any sort of competition in the monthly free games area. PS+ subs got these games awhile ago, and this month will get Brothers and Bioshock Inifinite. Frankly there's no comparison between the two offerings on a month to month basis.
119  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: 2014 Winter TV Season on: December 31, 2013, 02:15:36 AM

Quote from: Ironrod on December 30, 2013, 10:44:13 PM

My wife will not let me forget for one moment that Downton Abbey returns a week from Sunday, nor does she believe that I'm cold toward this season after the way the last one ended. I will probably end up watching it because that makes her happy, but I won't last long if it veers too far into soap opera.

Spoiler for Hiden:
Well you can't blame the writers/producers on the ending of season 3. The actor playing Mathew wanted out because of other roles being offered. It wasn't originally in their plans to off 2 main characters in one year.
120  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Playstation Plus - Now with lots more free games! on: December 26, 2013, 07:08:01 PM
One of PS+'s better months.
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