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161  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Doctor Who 7th Season - Happy 50th Birthday Doc! on: November 21, 2013, 06:55:07 PM
Watch the Doctor run forever!

162  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: 14 hours until Xbone. Which system are you getting? on: November 21, 2013, 06:15:34 PM
A nice size comparison

http://youtu.be/8mRrLylqAQc

163  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: New Robocop! on: November 20, 2013, 10:21:28 PM
Another trailer.  May suck may not.
164  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [Movie]Muppets Most Wanted on: November 20, 2013, 07:47:11 PM
Second trailer

And no apparently I can't spell.
165  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [wii u] Super Mario 3d World on: November 20, 2013, 07:05:01 PM
Great playthrough with Eurogamer. They are becoming my go to place to watch videos about games.  Not a lot of fanfair but just lots of actual gaming.

166  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie] Gravity on: November 20, 2013, 06:51:59 PM
A short movie showing the other side of Dr. Stone's conversation.
167  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: 2 Days until Xbone. Which system are you getting? on: November 20, 2013, 04:48:18 PM
Bill Harris's take on the new generation.



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We have a PS4.

Via Amazon, of course, because I buy almost everything from Amazon. So instead of the midnight launch I went to for the 360--about one hundred years ago--I waited for the UPS driver (who is the most kickass delivery driver ever) to ring the doorbell.

Late in the afternoon, he did.

I really wanted to get excited about this launch. I really wanted to think that this new generation was going to be a game changer, whatever that means.

We bought Assassin's Creed and NBA2K14, and 2K14, in particular looks pretty phenomenal. I was strangely unmoved, though, and so was Eli. Assassin's Creed didn't look as good as I'd expected, really, and the first half hour bored me to death.

The question, of course, is "Is it just me?" The answer, I'm betting, is "No." I think I understand why, too, and it relates to supply and demand.

Even back in the 1980s, there were lots of games. I remember going to Electronics Boutique almost every Wednesday (hello, manager John Harwood!) and looking through the new releases, and there were plenty. Sure, there were periods, that were a little dry, but there were always games to play.

Today, though, supply has gone from ample to infinite. I have instant access to well over ten thousand games. Actually, that might be one hundred thousand, if you just added Steam and iOS and Android together.

I think infinite supply has an effect on desire.

What this means for the new consoles, more than ever, is that the games have to stand out. They have to be brilliant, because if they're not, they will be subsumed by the infinity of supply.

Let's take a look at the Metacritic scores for the PS4 launch games. Wait, let's note something far more ominous than the scores: of twenty-four launch games, only eleven even have had the necessary four reviews to even get a Metacritic score.

Okay, here are the review scores: 89,87, 85,85,83, 82,78,77,73,66,54.

That looks pretty strong, right? It is, for the brographic--the top four rated games are FIFA 14, Battlefield 4, NBA2K14, and Need For Speed Rivals.

I believe this is what's known as doubling down on bros.

Here's the problem, though. I believe that bros, unlike game supply, are not in infinite supply. And the Xbro One is doubling down on bros as well.

I don't think this can possibly work. Not for both consoles.

Of course, the WiiU isn't like that at all, and it's completely imploded. So it's possible that all three of these consoles, by historical sales standards, are going to fail.

However, having said that, even though Sony committed my #1 Launch Sin in not including a must-have game with the system, they've done quite a bit right this time. For starters, they didn't over-engineer the console. The PS3 was so over-engineered that it was downright comical. Not this time, though--the PS4 architecture is simple and powerful, and developing for the system will be far easier.

Also, and this is huge, Sony's current cost to build the PS4 is approximately $381. So instead of losing $200-$300 a unit (PS3 launch), they're actually profitable on the box at launch. That's huge, and it means that they have a very favorable cost structure for reducing the price of the PS4 fairly quickly.

The interface is cleaner, it's quiet (when it's not installing something from the Blu-ray drive), and it doesn't run hot. That's three other items they've fixed from the PS3 generation.

The new controller? Terrific.

Here's my biggest problem with evaluating the prospects for the PS4, and this is going to be very true of most analysts (who skew older): I have zero interest in all the social gaming possibilities. I can't even evaluate those features properly in terms of their potential for driving console sales. All the social crap is my blind spot.

If you look at this strictly based on history, though, Sony has put out a well designed, powerful, meat and potatoes console, and based on the cost structure, they would appear to be in a very strong position. And if they had packed in an Uncharted game or something equally popular, I think they would be in a dominant position.

Their biggest problem, certainly, is that historical standards may no longer apply.

I'm sure we'll eventually get the Xbro One (seriously, don't hassle me about using that name, because I'm just not stopping), now that they backed off what I thought were some fairly draconian policies. As soon as we see a must-have game, we'll be there.

I just don't know how long that's going to take.
168  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: 2 Days until Xbone. Which system are you getting? on: November 20, 2013, 04:43:06 PM
My god the horror of Xbox!  Sorry "Xbox, my god the horror of." smile  

Perhaps they had Yoda on the design team.
169  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Xbox One Discussion on: November 20, 2013, 03:45:24 PM
Reviews!

http://www.polygon.com/a/xbox-one-review#console

http://www.joystiq.com/2013/11/20/review-xbox-one/

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/11/20/xbox-one-review_n_4297108.html?utm_hp_ref=technology

Looks like a great console.  

Edited to add another review I found.
170  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS1] Final Fantasy 9 - Secret Sidequest Discovered 13 Years After its Release. on: November 20, 2013, 02:23:37 PM

Quote from: g2gdotcom on November 20, 2013, 10:21:12 AM

Is FF9 good?

Yes, it is quite good.  In fact I think great is a reasonable term for it.

171  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Random Youtube Links Part 1: This time it's random Youtube Links (NSFW) on: November 20, 2013, 02:14:37 PM
Several youtube clips of movie trailers cut like Wes Anderson flims.  Cute.
172  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The "No Next-Gen Console" Support Group on: November 19, 2013, 07:10:37 PM

Quote from: Caine on November 19, 2013, 05:39:36 PM

I mourn you, Ni No Kuni.  you died too soon. 

Such a beautiful game, with such bad combat.  Seriously I wanted so much for me and my kids to play this through because of the art, the story, etc. but it was so annoying we just couldn't.

However my oldest often says "flipp'en guardian!" when he is annoyed.!
173  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Very cool - Interactive Video of Dylan's 'like a rolling stone' on: November 19, 2013, 06:54:39 PM
I am really loving this.  Very cool


http://digg.com/video/this-interactive-video-of-dylans-like-a-rolling-stone-is-insanely-cool
174  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [wii u] Super Mario 3d World on: November 19, 2013, 06:22:33 PM
Review embargo must be lifted because I have seen a slew of reviews just today.

http://www.gametrailers.com/reviews/9nm7k6/super-mario-3d-world-review

http://www.joystiq.com/2013/11/19/super-mario-3d-world-review-just-peachy/

http://gamingtrend.com/reviews/happy-happy-joy-joy-super-mario-3d-world/

http://kotaku.com/super-mario-3d-world-the-kotaku-review-1467128494


Pretty much what you expect - dull, repetitive, colorless, and lacking in much to do  smile
175  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / [ios] Battle Command! Looks exactly like I remember Command and Conquer looking on: November 19, 2013, 04:23:34 PM
http://youtu.be/4gPcbWFgI_Y

It looks just like the first Command and Conquer games.  Not a bad thing really if the gameplay is good.
176  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: [ios] Oceanhorn on: November 19, 2013, 03:39:33 PM
So has anyone gotten to a few more dungeons?  Are they creative?  I mean I don't expect Nintendo levels of ideas but are do they use new weapons in interesting ways to solve dungeons?  All I have seen so far is rather brown dungeons.  I am hoping for things like ice dungeons, fire dungeons, etc.
177  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The "No Next-Gen Console" Support Group on: November 19, 2013, 03:36:25 PM
I too have a ton of games I want to finish before I think about a next gen console.  Considering how often I actually finish a game it is kind of laughable that I even look at the next generation.

178  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: 3 Days until Xbone. Which system are you getting? on: November 19, 2013, 03:30:00 PM

Quote from: msduncan on November 19, 2013, 02:50:10 PM

Not sure what I'm looking at there?

Is the left scale the number of exclusives?

It is showing the number of highly rated games released each of those years

"18 of the 100 best Xbox 360 games were released in 2010, according to Metacritic. 19 of of the best 100 PS3 games were released the same year. 2009 was a great year too, with 15 and 18 of the best Xbox and PS3 games, respectively; 2011 had an identically strong showing.
This, you might say, was the golden era of the last console generation, and it started four years after the generation began. This was the era of Uncharted 2, of Red Dead Redemption, of Mass Effect 2, of Skyrim, of Arkham Asylum and Arkham City. This is the era when the Call of Duty series peaked; the same could be said of Assassinís Creed. This was when indie games finally broke through ó it was when we first played Braid and Limbo, for example. (Not reflected in the data: the early, series-defining hits, such as Gears of War and GTA 4, were by this time available for $20 at virtually any Gamestop. A truly great time to become a gamer.)
This peak is reflected somewhat in console pricing and sales, too: In September 2008, the Xbox 60GB came down to $300; in 2009 it fell to $250; by 2010, you could buy a 4GB Xbox 360 Slim for $200, or a decked-out 250GB model for $300. By 2009, you could buy a PlayStation 3 for $300. It wasnít until 2011 that the PS3, which by default included a large hard drive, fell to $250. 2010 and 2011 were the top sales years for the Xbox and PS3, respectively, which is kind of crazy ó imagine making that prediction in 2006. (Both consoles are now available for $200 or less.)"


So more it is kind of showing what we all know; that once the hardware is out there a few years better games come out for it.

179  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: 3 Days until Xbone. Which system are you getting? on: November 19, 2013, 02:13:24 PM
Why you shouldn't buy a new console in one image.  Of course I think we all know the best games are not going to come out for the systems for a few years and that there will probably be a price drop or two before they do but buying a new console on launch day is about the fun of getting a new toy, being part of the hype, etc. 

Anyway this might make those of us not buying a new system feel a bit better!

180  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Random Youtube Links Part 1: This time it's random Youtube Links (NSFW) on: November 18, 2013, 08:57:48 PM
Epic Rap Battles - Pablo Piccaso vs. Bob Ross.

Sadly not the funniest but still cute.

181  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie] Captain America: The Winter Soldier confirmed on: November 18, 2013, 03:45:00 PM
I think that was about the first time I felt like he really was Captain America.  Perhaps it was just that he acted more serious and in control or something but that looked much better than the first one.

182  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS4] Uncharted 4 on: November 15, 2013, 10:25:11 PM
Yeah.  Naughty Dog never has appeared unwilling to make sequels so I don't think there is much chance of them not revisiting the world.
183  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Random Youtube Links Part 1: This time it's random Youtube Links (NSFW) on: November 15, 2013, 09:39:25 PM
Go watch the "Onion Film Standard" videos.  They are hysterical.

Jaws, The Shining, and Gravity have been about the funniest things I have seen all week.



184  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie] Noah - 2014 on: November 15, 2013, 07:06:11 PM
International trailer with more fighting which as we all know as the main point of the story


http://youtu.be/A2sGw3w8_HA
185  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Destiny -Bungie's new game with Activision on: November 15, 2013, 06:45:08 PM
New trailer for the PS4 version
186  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: GMail spam filters are terrible on: November 15, 2013, 05:44:58 PM
I should probably stop using your email address when I sign up for porn site.

Sorry, my bad.

187  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Coin - One card rules them all on: November 15, 2013, 04:44:52 PM
I think it looks incredible. 


188  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: It's November 14, 2013. What's your Franchise/Game of the Generation? on: November 14, 2013, 09:57:03 PM
I think this joystiq video kind of fits here.


For me it is Uncharted.  Nothing has come closer to being a must buy for me.   Of course I find the completely ridiculous amount of violence to be silly but it was still fun.

189  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie] Noah - 2014 on: November 14, 2013, 06:06:44 PM
I liked it better when it was John Cusack
190  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Doctor Who 7th Season on: November 14, 2013, 05:35:19 PM
Well worth watching!

191  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Orbis. aka PlayStation 4? The rumors are put to rest. on: November 13, 2013, 04:54:07 PM

Quote from: wonderpug on November 13, 2013, 04:33:36 PM


If found this to be the best quote.

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This is the trend when it comes to the PlayStation 4: It doesnít do as much as the Xbox One, but who said it had to? Itís a well-designed, often elegant piece of hardware with more power than its competitor while still costing $100 less. The experience out of the box is simple and easy to understand. It's a system that wants to be plugged in and played. It doesn't want to drive your entire home theater, it just wants to let you play some games.
192  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: Bravely Default coming to North America on: November 13, 2013, 04:22:12 PM
Feb 7th for those of us in the US

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The lovely 3DS role-playing game Bravely Default is out on February 7 in North America, Nintendo just announced. Looks like they're ditching the subtitle for this one.
193  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: [ios] Oceanhorn on: November 13, 2013, 02:33:01 PM
Out this week for ios!

Here is a toucharcade video of the gameplay.  Well wroth watching if you are interested.

http://youtu.be/s2gelTBwn8Y
194  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: November 11, 2013, 10:10:17 PM
Holy crap this is funny.

Skyfall trailer with Archer voices. 


195  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: [ios] Oceanhorn on: November 11, 2013, 08:45:05 PM
Should be out this month for ios 

I hope it is better than the last game I followed this much - Star Command (which was alright but certainly not great)

196  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / [ios] 'FTL: Faster Than Light' is Headed to iPad in Early 2014 on: November 11, 2013, 08:42:01 PM
So right after I sell my iPad and go all Google this happens!

http://toucharcade.com/2013/11/11/ftl-faster-than-light-is-headed-to-ipad-in-early-2014/


No word on an Android version. 
197  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: Why aren't there "LEGO: etc" games on Android on: November 07, 2013, 09:28:37 PM

Quote from: Lee on November 07, 2013, 08:58:20 PM

Quote from: leo8877 on November 07, 2013, 08:27:15 PM

Are the Lego games on iOS any good?  I saw LotR was out today and wondered if I should get it.

Wish I could answer that, but wanted to an add me too. I generally don't like games with virtual joystick controls. Is that the way this works?

I have only played the Lego: Harry Potter games but they were very good.  Funny, interesting, and well done.

There is no virtual joystick just tap and walk (at least in the HP games)

198  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: Why aren't there "LEGO: etc" games on Android on: November 07, 2013, 08:06:45 PM
I am not a programer so I don't have a clue I just know that most stuff seems to come out for both OSes.  It is a bit disappointing too but I probably have too much stuff to play anway.

Oh and I am watching Assasins Creed 4 videos on Youtube so I sense even more of a backlog!  smile
199  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: New Robocop! on: November 07, 2013, 04:47:22 PM
No horrible but like the Total Recall reboot I don't see much of the original in it.  And it looks blandly non-violent. 
200  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Why aren't there "LEGO: etc" games on Android on: November 07, 2013, 04:14:09 PM
With LEGO: Lord of the Rings coming out this week on ios I went hunting for some of the games on android and came up blank.  Apparently none of them (LoTR, Harry Potter, etc) are on android.  Has anyone ever heard of a reason why not?
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