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961  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: How are you feeling about your pre-orders now? on: September 07, 2013, 11:44:56 PM
Yup, still feeling good about that PS4 pre-order


context: he was the Creative Director at People Can Fly (Painkiller, Bulletstorm, GoW:Judgement)
962  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Xbox One Discussion on: September 07, 2013, 09:07:16 PM

Quote from: YellowKing on September 07, 2013, 08:57:14 PM

Microsoft has reneged on many of the design decisions they made to placate customers. Not sure what punishing them for mistakes they've already corrected really accomplishes.

As far as the commercial goes, it was totally legit. With advertising, your goal is to differentiate yourself from the competition, not show how you're exactly the same.

Keep in mind this was the first commercial.  I think you have a bunch of hard core gamers that are feeling a bit jilted by Microsoft right now as they come to the realization that they are not the most important demographic for MS, which has been demonstrated at pretty much ever step of the way with the the XB1.  If they had done a game focused commercial before this I don't think you'd see nearly as many people upset.
963  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Diablo III --Impressions start on page 36 -- on: September 07, 2013, 03:03:22 PM
How do they handle area target spells on the console?  I've seen a couple of videos but none have seem to have showed how that works.
964  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: New Robocop! on: September 06, 2013, 05:52:42 PM
They want to sell toys.
965  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: MSFT buys Nokia 7.2 bil - Win Phones here to stay on: September 06, 2013, 02:02:36 PM

Quote from: Purge on September 06, 2013, 01:55:48 PM

Quote from: Turtle on September 06, 2013, 05:42:12 AM

Doesn't matter if the product isn't out or not, the policies and systems they announced and intended to launch with, before the major change were just plain silly. Otherwise, why did they end up changing it before the release? I'm calling those policies and systems crap, the kind of crap that is an example of my argument about MS's business culture.

Before E3, the market believed Sony was moving in the same direction - and they likely were, and decided instead to switch up garner gaming popularity rather than make their publishing partners happy. The licensing model still exists right now, with likely the software you're using to respond to this... it just wasn't across the board for all video game disks.

Online-only is clearly lifted from the smartphone market - and they were stupid to require a "heartbeat" - there was no good reason for that which I've explained before.

In three years, we'll see where disk vs online licensing sits. - but that all still doesn't validate yourclaim that a console you haven't played is "crap".

At one point in my life, I recall adults (as I was in my early teens) saying remote controls for TV were stupid, because you could just get up and change the channel. The "value-add" that the Xbone is offering is, IMO, the same value proposition. *IF* implemented well, this could well change the way we approach the home theater - no looking for remotes, no buying batteries for them, no line of sight issues with components and the remote.

I can't comment on the execution, since it's not out yet. The same has been said for your position.

The policies were crap, we don't need the system to be out to know these things, the system that is coming out is not the same as the one that was announced, not even only on the policy side but in software and even hardware.   Digital will eventually overtake physical media, it has happened in every medium and will happen here, the problem is it can not be forced and pushed down the customers' throats, it has to happen organically, you give people options, and they gravitate over.  Even Netflix still has a disk based service.  Microsoft's mistake was in trying to force the transition instead of just positioning themselves in a way to take advantage of the natural flow of it.
966  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: MSFT buys Nokia 7.2 bil - Win Phones here to stay on: September 06, 2013, 02:55:01 AM

Quote from: Purge on September 06, 2013, 02:50:01 AM

Quoted for future reference
Don't you actually need to quote something there...
967  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: New Robocop! on: September 06, 2013, 12:56:36 AM

Quote from: gellar on September 06, 2013, 12:43:30 AM

That trailer... makes me happy.

It made me really sad...
968  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: How are you feeling about your pre-orders now? on: September 05, 2013, 06:04:20 PM

Quote from: YellowKing on September 05, 2013, 05:35:23 PM

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while I love the PC-extras, it makes it a bit harder to go on with the PS4 pre-order.  I have a kick ass pc right now and if those versions are going to look better and have bonuses, what incentive do I have to go console?

This is a primary driver behind me switching allegiances. The PS4 had a bunch of games I wanted to play on PS4 - the problem is I could also play them on my gaming PC. Ultimately I couldn't justify buying what would essentially be a box that does the exact same thing as my PC does (at least for awhile).
I don't think I follow here, are you going PC only?  That would make some sense, but switching allegiances makes it sound like you are going Xbox, and Xbox has far more PC crossover than Playstation in regards to titles on the PC.
969  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: MSFT buys Nokia 7.2 bil - Win Phones here to stay on: September 05, 2013, 04:58:34 PM

Quote from: Purge on September 05, 2013, 04:45:58 PM

Quote from: forgeforsaken on September 05, 2013, 03:22:03 PM

Quote from: Freezer-TPF- on September 05, 2013, 03:03:23 PM

Quote from: Purge on September 05, 2013, 02:24:30 AM

The Windows Phone needs some help in the audio department, and they need to crack the corporate world - full, seamless integration with RDP, Exchange and Sharepoint would be huge. Not because everyone uses those things, but MS is one of the major backbones. IF they can convince corporations that their phones are more secure, better integrated and help business move forward, they'll be sending them home with employees regardless of the individuals desires.

Yep, that's pretty much what they should do and need to do.  Whether they can do it, we'll see.

I'm not sold on this.  Blackberry made that play to some degree, and the iPhone just swept through.  iPhone has gotten a lot better in regards to business integration, but in its early years it was a mess yet it was still the device for sales folks and executives to own.  We had to jump through a lot of hoops at my company to support it when it first came out.  In the end, cool and fun was more important than business functional.  Now times are different and the shine has worn off the iphone a bit, but just having really good business tools wont be enough. 

Security (or the illusion of it) trumps all. Don't ask why - it simply does.

And that's why the iPhone beat Blackberry in corporations....oh wait the iPhone was an insecure mess when it came out.
970  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: MSFT buys Nokia 7.2 bil - Win Phones here to stay on: September 05, 2013, 03:22:03 PM

Quote from: Freezer-TPF- on September 05, 2013, 03:03:23 PM

Quote from: Purge on September 05, 2013, 02:24:30 AM

The Windows Phone needs some help in the audio department, and they need to crack the corporate world - full, seamless integration with RDP, Exchange and Sharepoint would be huge. Not because everyone uses those things, but MS is one of the major backbones. IF they can convince corporations that their phones are more secure, better integrated and help business move forward, they'll be sending them home with employees regardless of the individuals desires.

Yep, that's pretty much what they should do and need to do.  Whether they can do it, we'll see.

I'm not sold on this.  Blackberry made that play to some degree, and the iPhone just swept through.  iPhone has gotten a lot better in regards to business integration, but in its early years it was a mess yet it was still the device for sales folks and executives to own.  We had to jump through a lot of hoops at my company to support it when it first came out.  In the end, cool and fun was more important than business functional.  Now times are different and the shine has worn off the iphone a bit, but just having really good business tools wont be enough. 
971  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The Netflix Instant Watch recommendation thread on: September 05, 2013, 12:22:27 AM

Quote from: Crawley on September 04, 2013, 08:09:18 PM

I have to say season 7 and 9 were so dreadful. I almost stopped watching mid-way through S7 and almost didn't finish S9 even though it was 3 episodes long. However S8 was pretty fantastic and probably my favorite of the bunch. Found on YouTube there's gag reels from each of the seasons ("smeg ups") which are generally pretty fun to watch. And a "documentary" for S8 that was also pretty good too.  Hopefully they get S10 on Netflix. It can't be worse than 7 or 9.

I thought Season 10 was a return to form, felt much more like 5/6 than 7-9.  Probably not as good as the heights of RD but on a definite upswing from where it was.
972  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Xbox One Discussion on: September 04, 2013, 03:27:54 PM

Quote from: Destructor on September 04, 2013, 03:16:47 PM

Quote from: metallicorphan on September 04, 2013, 10:19:55 AM

The Xbox 360 will last three more years.

Not a chance in hell.

The 360, like the PS3, will poof out of existence being supported by anyone in at most a year. I'm giving it 6 months.

Sony is putting out a bunch of AAA PS3 games at the same time as the PS4 launch, I expect them to support the PS3 for a while, they did with the PS2.   I don't have as much faith in regards to MS, but I think that 3rd parties will support the 360 for some time to come.  Titan Fall, for instance is set to have a 360 version at the same time as the XB1 version.
973  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Orbis. aka PlayStation 4? The rumors begin. on: September 04, 2013, 02:27:37 PM

Quote from: skystride on September 04, 2013, 02:21:25 PM

Quote from: TiLT on September 04, 2013, 04:42:28 AM

As mentioned, Sony has been working on this technology for far longer than the Oculus Rift people. It's reasonable to assume that Sony's goggles will be more technically advanced than the Oculus Rift, though the price is impossible to predict right now.

I know that Sony in the past have released a lot of crappy peripherals (e.g. Move) trying to play catchup.  I think it's a pretty bold statement to say whatever they come out with (if anything since this is just a rumour), it will be better than OR but I guess we will have to wait and see.

Move was much higher fidelity than both Kinect and Wii though.   Its issues were game support and that market already being cornered by the Wii, even if the Wiimote had less fidelity.
974  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Tokyo Game Show 2013 on: September 04, 2013, 11:47:33 AM
Deep Down is supposed to be playable.  Will be good to finally get a real look at what that is.
975  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Xbox One Discussion on: September 04, 2013, 11:37:00 AM
After the red ring fiasco, a late speed bump of the CPU doesn't exactly make me feel good about the thing.
976  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Orbis. aka PlayStation 4? The rumors begin. on: September 04, 2013, 01:50:29 AM

Quote from: Turtle on September 04, 2013, 01:36:42 AM

It'll be another fad, like 3D gaming.
Gamers were never really excited about 3d gaming, the Oculus Rift seems to have legitimate hype around it on the other hand.
977  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Orbis. aka PlayStation 4? The rumors begin. on: September 03, 2013, 10:29:31 PM

Quote from: skystride on September 03, 2013, 09:21:47 PM

Quote from: TiLT on September 03, 2013, 03:34:17 PM

If this is true and Microsoft doesn't follow up with something like this of its own, the Xbox One won't stand a chance with gamers. People have been saying that the Oculus Rift is the real next generation of gaming. Well, it appears Sony has been thinking in the same lines.

Or it could be the next Virtual Boy like device and Microsoft will be laughing their ass off as they watch it fail.  We will have to wait and see but do you really think Sony has been working on something as good or better than Oculus Rift for the past few years and they have just been able to keep it a secret?

I think the best move right now is probably to wait for OR to come out and see how it does and then integrate it into your system if it's a huge hit.

They aren't exactly new to the game.  http://www.sony.net/SonyInfo/News/Press/201307/13-085E/

The real question is about latency of the movement, which seems to be where OR has been excelling.
978  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / [PS4] Rime on: September 03, 2013, 09:04:59 PM
Thought the trailer looked great from Gamescom.  Here it is in HD.  Looks to be a bit of an open world Ico.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UHgrSnEpwfY
Miyazaki influences also super strong.


979  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: MSFT buys Nokia 7.2 bil - Win Phones here to stay on: September 03, 2013, 03:06:29 PM
I posted in the Mattrick thread, but the Xbox division will fall under Elop as well.
980  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Don Mattrick leaving MS for Zynga - Ballmer retiring too! on: September 03, 2013, 02:07:16 PM
Stephen Elop put in charge of the MS devices decision.  This bodes ill.

http://www.ign.com/articles/2013/09/03/microsoft-to-acquire-nokias-smartphone-division
981  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [XB1] Ryse on: September 01, 2013, 01:45:45 PM
This game is not showing well at PAX

Rather negative IGN hands on, to the point where they question another IGN editor's preview.
http://www.ign.com/videos/2013/08/31/ryse-multiplayer-impressions

Also these wonderful GIFs



982  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS4] Resogun on: August 31, 2013, 03:31:58 PM
720p 60fp video here
http://www.eurogamer.net/videos/resogun-at-720p60
983  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / [PS4] Resogun on: August 30, 2013, 04:50:45 PM
This looks like it could be the Geometry Wars of this set of consoles launch.  Super Stardust was pretty good, and this looks like Housemarque applying that ethos to Defender.  Oh, and it's going to come free with PS Plus.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bM-g6Mp-6mQ



984  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Xbox One Discussion on: August 29, 2013, 03:24:57 PM
From the Xbox One official site.

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*6  Xbox voice commands will not be available in all markets on the product release date. Voice commands will be available at launch in US, UK, CA, FR, and DE.
985  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Xbox One Discussion on: August 29, 2013, 12:01:09 PM
squad commands are something I see being handled by the PS4 touchpad in a much better capacity.
986  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: What music streaming service do you use? on: August 26, 2013, 07:55:15 PM
Spotify and Pandora, if I had to just use one it would be Spotify.
987  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360/PS3/PC]Saints Row 4 on: August 25, 2013, 07:35:09 PM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on August 25, 2013, 06:47:55 PM

Quote from: Turtle on August 25, 2013, 06:28:29 PM

If you guys aren't calling in your named Homies to wander around with you while doing random quests/challenges, you're missing out on some great pieces of dialog between Homies, and some general banter as well. Try it.

Sadly, each pair of homies only has one line of dialog, but they're all great and worth hearing at least once. They also added more solo banter, just smaller tidbits that are sometimes also funny.

This is worth it exactly once.  Every time you call them in, you hear the same dialogue.  Every.  Time.

But there are around 136 pairings, so...
988  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360/PS3/PC]Saints Row 4 on: August 25, 2013, 06:29:46 PM

Quote from: Turtle on August 25, 2013, 06:28:29 PM

If you guys aren't calling in your named Homies to wander around with you while doing random quests/challenges, you're missing out on some great pieces of dialog between Homies, and some general banter as well. Try it.

Sadly, each pair of homies only has one line of dialog, but they're all great and worth hearing at least once. They also added more solo banter, just smaller tidbits that are sometimes also funny.

It's not just the main crew too, be sure to take out the others you get.  I'm hoping someone puts up a youtube of all the combinations.
989  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: How are you feeling about your pre-orders now? on: August 25, 2013, 04:02:35 PM

Quote from: YellowKing on August 25, 2013, 02:19:31 PM

If I was looking at a 10 year life-cycle and I was Microsoft, I think I'd still be feeling pretty good. They've got two things Sony simply doesn't have - Kinect and built-in TV integration (though Sony is working on their own version of this).
But they don't really, they have a TV guide service with an IR blaster.  There is no cable tuner, or DVR functionality.  If anything Sony making deals for broadcast content on the PS4 is a step ahead (to be fair MS had done this in the UK with Sky in the past).  We've seen the XB1 model before with Google TV etc, it's just not an appealing model in this day and age.  Outside of sports and news live TV is rapidly becoming a thing of the past, it's all about time shifting and on demand content.  The TV stuff they are showing may have been amazing ten years ago, now it just looks like they are out of step.
990  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: How are you feeling about your pre-orders now? on: August 25, 2013, 01:00:00 PM
If the preorder situation was even close to equal MS wouldn't have been scrambling around like a chicken with its head cut off and reversing all its policies and decisions.   The question now is how well has their damage control worked?
991  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360/PS3/PC]Saints Row 4 on: August 25, 2013, 04:58:03 AM

Quote from: CeeKay on August 25, 2013, 04:56:16 AM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on August 25, 2013, 04:42:10 AM

I haven'thad much trouble with any of the other hard missions so far.  Sure, I've had to replay them to get gold a bunch of times, but each time, I could feel myself getting closer.  This one, every time it drops to silver, I haven't even gotten to the last section yet.  WTF, Genki??

I haven't even worried about medals, as long as I hit Bronze to finish the activity I'm happy.  The only event I don't like so far is Super Fight Club; haven't failed one yet but they're just boring.  I'm glad they kept the same rules for Insurance Fraud, where you can ignore the spots they mark on the map and you can go out on the main highway for an easy go at it.

There's a few you'll want to hit Silver on to unlock a power upgrade or weapon or what not.  Be sure to check the challenges list of rewards.   Genki Gold just gets you weapon skins though I think, so whatever.
992  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360/PS3/PC]Saints Row 4 on: August 25, 2013, 04:45:11 AM
So near end game spoilers 
Spoiler for Hiden:
Roddy Piper They Live fight scene!!!!
993  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360/PS3/PC]Saints Row 4 on: August 25, 2013, 03:37:08 AM

Quote from: EngineNo9 on August 25, 2013, 03:03:01 AM

Oh, I haven't bothered with customizing gun skins.  That's not for me.  Tongue

But...but the Robocop pistol, the Aliens Pulse Rifle, the Blade Runner pistol, Han Solo's pistol.... it's so much better running around with those things.
994  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360/PS3/PC]Saints Row 4 on: August 24, 2013, 03:44:55 AM

Quote from: CeeKay on August 24, 2013, 01:38:25 AM

yeah, the dubstep definitely isn't good against wardens, and not as fun against regular enemies as I thought it would be.  I used to love freeze, but I am loving the fire blast even more.  shoot it into a crowd and it's like the 4th of July.
Do you have the Explosive Blast upgrade?  I ended up going back to ice after I got that.
995  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS4] Killzone Shadow Fall on: August 23, 2013, 05:28:14 PM
*chirp* have some multipeplayer footage
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1xdpSw8aaEE
*chirp*
996  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [Ps4] inFAMOUS: Second Son on: August 23, 2013, 01:58:00 PM
997  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [Ps4] inFAMOUS: Second Son on: August 23, 2013, 04:32:21 AM
998  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / [PS4] Driveclub on: August 22, 2013, 11:33:33 PM
Just so everyone knows, PS4 folks aren't going to be left out in the cold when it comes to racers at launch.
Driveclub is looking pretty good.  Also, a slightly stripped down version will come with PSPlus.

Gameplay from Gamescom.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TzcYV38U_k4


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999  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360/PS3/PC]Saints Row 4 on: August 22, 2013, 03:14:44 PM

Quote from: skystride on August 21, 2013, 04:23:17 PM

So I'm curious, anyone try romancing the dude with a dude character?  I was too scared to try because I wasn't sure if it would exclude the other romance option (his pickup line was pretty funny).

I believe you can just romance everyone with similar results, all guys and girls are fair game, with the exception of Keith David who turns you down.
1000  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: How are you feeling about your pre-orders now? on: August 22, 2013, 03:49:55 AM

Quote from: USMC Kato on August 22, 2013, 02:35:20 AM

Preordered both but will only be buying games and gear for the XB1 during launch.

Join us in the Warzone Kato
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w3F7GFs0i5A
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