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41  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Gamescom 2014 on: August 14, 2014, 02:31:59 PM
You weren't being literal but you used the word "literally?"
42  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Gamescom 2014 on: August 14, 2014, 01:58:19 PM
There is no comparison to be made to the situation where MS has literally taken a game from gamers' hands, held it up, wagged a finger and said, "Ah, ah, ah!  Not without an Xbox one!"

Game's not out yet. They didn't take it from anybody's hands.
43  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Gamescom 2014 on: August 14, 2014, 01:28:52 PM
In the end, your choice is better than the choice for someone who wants to play Mario Kart and doesn't own a Wii U. I will never get to play that game unless I purchase a Wii U. It's not blackmail, or extortion. Nintendo's choice to make Mario Kart just for their console negatively affects me. And I will NEVER GET TO PLAY IT. EVER. WITHOUT PAYING $350.  crybaby
44  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Gamescom 2014 on: August 13, 2014, 08:54:35 PM
Quote from: TiLT
And as mentioned above, P.T. is actually a teaser for Silent Hill, which is unlikely to be indie.

That is good news. I'm growing weary of the indie horror game movement. For awhile there it felt like you couldn't turn around without bumping into a Slenderman game or some other low-rent first-person-in-the-dark title.

My opinion will reverse itself when the Oculus Rift comes out, because then they will be awesome.  icon_biggrin
45  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Gamescom 2014 on: August 13, 2014, 07:16:58 PM
I guess "blackmail" would be a more accurate inaccurate term?  icon_razz
46  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Gamescom 2014 on: August 13, 2014, 06:03:02 PM
Quote from: Bullwinkle
Yellow, you're going on about MS needing to make their shareholders money and not owing the consumers anything, but the consumers are who keep them in business and who make the shareholders money in the end.  If MS continues to dick them over or show continually that they don't care about making them happy, they will start the whole wallet-voting process, and that will make the investors very unhappy indeed.

I agree, which is why it's a gamble on their part. They're counting on increased sales to outweigh the possibility of consumer revolt, but that's their call to make. I don't begrudge them their right to make that gamble.

As far as MS loyalty, I'm neither happy nor upset about the decision. I don't really care either way. Whether it hurts console sales in the long run is speculation at this point. Microsoft certainly doesn't see it that way.

That's fine if you (as in general forum population) are upset about it. By all means, vote with your wallet. That's your right as a consumer. I'm just stating why I personally don't have a problem with it. I see it as a business agreement that both MS and Square Enix felt was beneficial, and I feel that as corporations they have the right to enter into business agreements that they feel are mutually beneficial regardless of what I think of the whole thing. Keep in mind, though, that I'm an old school fiscal conservative and I tend to be pretty cold-hearted when it comes to business. You guys might be looking at the spirit of gaming and passion for the hobby and this and that. All I'm seeing is logic and dollar signs.  icon_biggrin
47  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Gamescom 2014 on: August 13, 2014, 05:29:21 PM
It amounts to bribery or extortion, depending on who's doing the offering.  "give me money and I'll change who gets the product and when."

It would only be extortion if you had no other choices as a consumer. You have plenty of choices. The first and foremost being, go purchase and play a competitor's game. Nobody has the right to play Tomb Raider.

[Edit] - I'm not going to get into the entitlement argument anymore - gamers are spoiled brats, you know it and I know it.
48  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Gamescom 2014 on: August 13, 2014, 05:24:58 PM
I still don't see a problem with it. Microsoft saw an opportunity to make money and they took that opportunity. They're a business, and they have a responsibility to their shareholders to make money.

Now if the circumstance upsets me, I agree then I have a right to vote with my wallet. And that's all well and good. But I'm not going to get upset at Microsoft for taking advantage of a way to make money. They don't owe me anything.

I mean, we're not talking about Microsoft taking food away from my kids or polluting the environment. They're making me wait a year to play a particular game I want to play (among dozens of other games). Boo hoo. I'm sure the starving kids in Ethiopia or the Iraq kids getting slaughtered by ISIS are just in tears over my terrible first world predicament.

49  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Gamescom 2014 on: August 13, 2014, 05:11:19 PM
You do realize you're a consumer, right? You don't benefit in the slightest from taking the side of the corporations. Microsoft doesn't need your protection. They would laugh at the attempt.

I'm also a capitalist.
50  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Gamescom 2014 on: August 13, 2014, 04:55:56 PM
I'm a little biased since I have both consoles admittedly, but ultimately we as gamers don't have a "right" to play any game we want on any platform we want. It's just business.

Now in this case, Microsoft took a gamble. That gamble was that securing that exclusivity would net them console sales, and not lose them customer good will. Maybe they don't give a shit about customer good will. EA seems to be doing quite well despite ignoring that aspect of their business.  icon_biggrin
51  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Podcasts on: August 13, 2014, 03:24:38 PM
I listen to the theme park podcast. My brother got me hooked on that one after he got a couple of his live trip reports on the air and told me about it.

I tried the Giant Bomb podcasts for awhile on a co-worker's recommendation, but like ATB I just got tired of them shitting on every game or idea that came along. It's like a gaming podcast for people who want to suck every ounce of fun out of gaming.
52  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Gamescom 2014 on: August 13, 2014, 03:16:08 PM
Now Sony fans know how MS fans felt about the year long Destiny DLC exclusivity.

53  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Gamescom 2014 on: August 12, 2014, 09:46:40 PM
Quote from: forgeforsaken
The bolded are note due out this year or this holiday.

The fact still remains that the XB1 has more AAA exclusives coming out this holiday than the PS4. I don't know why that's so hard to admit. It's not a fanboy opinion, it's a fact. The tables could certainly turn, and probably will, in 2015.
54  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Gamescom 2014 on: August 12, 2014, 08:47:50 PM
Even if you have a PS4 as your system there is plenty of stuff coming that's not first party exclusive that is exciting (IMO).  I'll be getting Diablo 3, Far Cry 4 and Shadow of Mordor just for starters.  Probably Destiny, GTAV, AC Unity and quite a few of the indie games.

Certainly - I'm not saying PS4 owners are sitting around with a paperweight. I'll be buying all my multi-platform titles on PS4 with the possible exception of Destiny (if I get it). Only reason I'd go XB1 with that one is because that's where my friends are.

List them, I want to see this several.  I can think of two, three if you count the Halo remaster.

There were six mentioned/shown today, which I think qualifies as several:

Quantum Break, Sunset Overdrive, Forza Horizons 2, Halo 5, Fable Legends, and Halo Master Chief Collection.
55  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Gamescom 2014 on: August 12, 2014, 08:09:22 PM
I'm not trying to bait anyone, just stating an opinion. But here goes:

P.T. - new developer - we know next to nothing about the title so hard to say whether this is AAA or indie. Assuming indie since it's a new dev.

Alieanation - Housemarque new game - indie developer

Wild - from Wild Sheep, new indie developer (his words, not mine)

Tearaway I thought was indie because it looked like one, but it's a Vita remake.

Until Dawn is a major title (missed because it was lumped near P.T. with the live blog I was looking at).
56  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (08/11) on: August 12, 2014, 07:58:38 PM
Nada 2: Nada Bing, Nada Boom
57  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Gamescom 2014 on: August 12, 2014, 07:52:26 PM
Xbox showed several clear AAA exclusives, most of which are coming out before the end of the year.

Sony showed one AAA exclusive (Drive Club) and a bunch of indie stuff. (None of those new games they showed led me to believe they were AAA titles in any way, shape, or form).

No matter how you slice it, this holiday season belongs to Microsoft.

I love my PS4, and it's become my go-to console for cross-platform stuff. I would love nothing more than for Sony to come out with some great exclusives. But that indie shit ain't cutting it for new titles. I'm not interested in paying $20 to play a 6 hour game that was developed for PC. If I want to play that, I'll wait for a Steam sale, buy it for $5, and play it on its native platform. I think even Sony fans are getting frustrated with this constant stream of "indie indie indie indie indie, wait until next year!"

58  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Weekend Playlist - 8/8/14 on: August 09, 2014, 11:34:55 PM
My entire weekend is devoted to pulling off this "Frozen" birthday party for my daughter, so my gaming is pretty much shot.  icon_biggrin

I did manage to put in about 30 minutes of The Last of Us, but I think that's about all I'm going to get to.
59  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Where do you stand on the crucial topic of hotdogs? on: August 07, 2014, 03:44:52 PM
Yes, ketchup on a hotdog is an abomination.  icon_smile

I prefer beef franks when possible, but other than that I'm a simple man. Onions, chili, and relish. Occasionally mustard, but not required.
60  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (08/04) on: August 04, 2014, 09:54:57 PM
Probably Divinity:Original Sin since my friend won't stop telling me how awesome it is.  icon_cry icon_biggrin
61  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS3] The Last Of Us on: August 04, 2014, 01:02:56 PM
Yeah I played some more last night and it grows on me with every game session. The absolute best thing about this game so far is how utterly dangerous the combat feels. I never feel safe, I never feel like I have the upper hand, I never feel like I have enough ammo - it's super stressful in a good way.  icon_biggrin
62  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie] Guardians of the Galaxy on: August 03, 2014, 10:37:56 PM
We just got back from seeing it in IMAX and absolutely loved it. I actually liked it better than The Avengers. In fact, it may be my favorite Marvel comic book movie to date.

I was afraid the humor stuff would come across as corny or flat, but it totally worked.

The 3D was definitely worth it.
63  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS3] The Last Of Us on: August 03, 2014, 10:31:05 PM
I'm about four hours in, and while it's very good, I'm not ready to call it the best game ever created.
64  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [XB1] EA Access on: August 03, 2014, 10:26:56 PM
I pulled the trigger and signed up for a month today.

For $5 I can play FIFA 14, Madden NFL 25, and Battlefield 4, all games which I am interested in playing but don't want to pony up $60 for. That's a great deal.

If the pricing stays the same, I would definitely pay $30 a year for it. The only reason I didn't jump on that right away is that I want to see if the quality of the titles stays the same, or if they're just rolling out their heavy hitters for the beta to get people hooked.
65  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Should I get a cat? on: August 02, 2014, 12:32:07 AM
Cats are great, but be warned - they are not the squeaky clean, low-maintenance creatures you may have been led to believe.

Litter pans have to be cleaned out daily or the room they're in will reek. We invested in a Litter Genie (it's a diaper genie for litter), and that has helped a great deal. Basically instead of having to throw out a bag daily, you can dump waste in the Litter Genie for a few days before taking the bag out.

Cats throw up often. Hairballs, sensitive stomachs, whatever. Prepare to clean up vomit.

Cats will destroy carpet and furniture. Yes, I know that you just need to give them plenty of scratching posts, etc. I've spent tons of money on scratching posts only to have the cats walk past them so they can shred the carpet.

I love my cats to pieces. They are sweet creatures and mine are not aloof or snobby at all. They love affection, they love hugs and petting. But like any pet they are a lot of work.
66  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The Weekend Playlist -- 8/1/14 on: August 01, 2014, 03:11:46 PM
I just finished up Shadowrun Returns, so I'll be diving into The Last of Us: Remastered. Maybe nibble on The Wolf Among Us for my PC fix.
67  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Destiny -Bungie's new game with Activision on: July 31, 2014, 01:00:22 AM
I'm still strangely unhyped on this game, even after playing the beta. I guess I'm just not in the mood for multiplayer stuff right now. Oh well, I should have plenty of other stuff to keep me busy in August/September between the big Steam backlog, The Last of Us, and probably Diablo 3: Ultimate Evil edition (still on the fence about that one).
68  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (07/28) on: July 30, 2014, 02:34:56 AM
The Last of Us Remastered, bought and paid for.
69  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [XB1] EA Access on: July 30, 2014, 02:32:04 AM
Good for them? I don't get it. You're applauding their possible increased profits at the expense of gamers? Yay for corporations when they figure out how to get us to pay more money for the same things?

It's a free market. Either they will make money, in which there was a demand for the service and their decision was justified, or they won't.

And while everybody is fighting this battle tooth and nail, in the end gamers WILL lose the fight over physical media. Physical media will be extinct by next-gen, and the concept of used games will be as antiquated as VHS rentals.
70  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: So when do you quit? on: July 25, 2014, 10:30:28 PM
Second to who you marry, I believe your job satisfaction is the most important contributor to your overall happiness and well-being. Most people spend more waking time at their job per day than they do at home. That's a big deal.

I don't advise quitting without a contingency plan or another job offer, but when you start asking yourself if it's time to quit, you probably already know the answer.
71  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [trailer] Shades of Grey on: July 25, 2014, 10:27:01 PM

Yeah, in hindsight I should have just offered to help her re-enact scenes from the book. Stupid YK! Oh well, nobody ever accused me of being intelligent when it comes to the fairer sex.
72  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The Weekend Playlist -- 7/25/14 on: July 25, 2014, 10:22:44 PM
Going out of town so I won't get a whole lot in, but I plan on trying to put a bigger dent in Shadowrun Returns before The Last of Us hits next week.
73  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [trailer] Shades of Grey on: July 25, 2014, 12:08:55 AM
My wife excitedly brought home the book today (a co-worker let her borrow it). She keeps telling me I can read it after her. I keep telling her I don't want to read it after her because I'm not a horny middle-aged housewife who enjoys terrible writing.
74  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (07/21) on: July 21, 2014, 05:23:12 PM
I was slightly tempted by Oddworld since I used to play the heck out of that game on the original Xbox, but way too many games going on right now to take that trip down memory lane. Passing this week.
75  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The Weekend Playlist -- 7/18/14 on: July 21, 2014, 03:35:52 AM
I really wish Wildstar would get a price drop. I really want to give it a fair shake but damned if I want to spend $60 to do so. I did try a 7 day friend trial, but I didn't have enough back to back playtime to really get over the beginning hump.
76  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Destiny -Bungie's new game with Activision on: July 21, 2014, 03:33:25 AM
I will say that the beta did a lot more to make the game appealing to me than the alpha did. Gets you into the basic structure much quicker and the combat felt better. I'm still not completely sold, however.

I think I'll say that I'm not getting it right up until release day, then cave like I always do. smile
77  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Weird Al's Latest Album, Mandatory Fun on: July 20, 2014, 03:11:59 AM
Ah, thanks Hark. I haven't bought a Foo Fighters album since the late 90's so I figured I had just missed something.  icon_biggrin
78  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Kindle Unlimited - $10 a month for books on: July 20, 2014, 03:08:34 AM
I'd be all over this if the selection was a bit better. I spent quite some time browsing and I just didn't see enough there that I was personally interested in to justify the cost. However, I'll definitely keep my eye on it as it matures. The audiobook stuff alone would be worth the cost to me if they expand their library.
79  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The Weekend Playlist -- 7/18/14 on: July 20, 2014, 03:07:03 AM
I finished Episode 1 of The Wolf Among Us, but made the mistake of starting Shadowrun Returns since I was itching for an RPG. Man, I'm totally hooked now. I used to play the old pencil/paper version back in high school and loved the Sega Genesis game.
80  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Destiny -Bungie's new game with Activision on: July 18, 2014, 09:35:56 PM
Thanks so much Caine!
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