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Gamer83

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#1

Gamer83 commented on ​So Long, And Thanks for All the Clicks:

@stylon
It may not seem ideal but there are plenty of Xbox channels on youtube which is of course one of the most active websites out there. That's what I did. You'll eventually find one you like which is has a good community. It's not exactly the same as having an actual website but it's the next best thing. Also, I know some of you aren't keen on the idea of heading over to PushSquare but you don't have to read the articles if you don't want to. Just visit the foums and post in the thread we've started. I post in it and so do a few others. There's been no fanboy wars over there and I'm pretty sure if crap started in that thread any nonsense would be shut down right away. I'm right there with you guys that it sucks we don't have this website anymore because I'd have loved to get reviews written by Ken or Dave about Forza Horizon 3 and Gears of War 4, two of my favorite games this year with FH 3 looking like it will end up being my personal Game of 2016. Just because we don't have the news articles, features, reviews, etc though, doesn't mean we can't keep up the discussions at PushSquare or NintendoLife if people would prefer to post in the official thread at that website.

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#2

Gamer83 commented on ​So Long, And Thanks for All the Clicks:

Well, I've been here since the Kinectaku days and first I just want to thank the Pure Xbox staff, and particularly @SuperKMx and @DRL, for the great coverage and reviews. I'm sure all the staff will bounce back strong quickly, best of luck.

This news is massively disappointing. I frequented PX every day and what makes this more disappointing is that unlike with PlayStation, and even Nintendo to a degree, there aren't a lot of options for Xbox-dedicated coverage to find which source of news suits your needs and, worse, there are none that had a community of people that seemed to get along as well as this one. There were disagreements, some heated conversations but for the most part we all co-existed and but for a few I can't remember too many articles comments sections getting locked. I'll miss the daily dose of Xbox news and those discussions that followed everyday. I'm friends with several people from here on Xbox Live, if anybody who doesn't have me on their friend list would like to add me my user name is NYYanks3621, just let me know you're from Pure Xbox (I'm not actually as much of an a-hole as I can across on here sometimes), maybe we can keep discussions alive on XBL.

Anyway, thanks once again to everybody, it's been an absolute blast. Hope to still see some of you around at the other two websites here and if a new Xbox website where a group of people from here gather ever turns up, let me know.

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#3

Gamer83 commented on E3 2016: Forza Horizon 3 Freebies Detailed for...:

Not sure what Tier I'm at but I can't wait to play this. I bought the X1 mainly for Forza Horizon 2 and it's so good that even if it was the only game I had for the system the purchase would still be justified. These games are ridiculously fun.

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#6

Gamer83 commented on E3 2016: Poll - What Did You Think of Microsof...:

@KelticDevil
I don't mind the lack of release dates actually. It's better than 'here is the release date,' then a few months later, 'nope sorry,' then another couple months later 'yeah, sorry again...' I'd rather just know the game is coming, and get it when it's ready. But you're damned if you do, damned if you don't. I know God of War is on the way and I'll enjoy it when I get it, I'm still waiting for Crackdown and the constant delays on it have been a bit annoying. I wish they had just announced it and then left it at that. They need to take their time to get the game right (especially after Crackdown 2 left much to be desired) so I'm cool with the delays, it's just not fun getting the rug pulled out when you think it's getting close.

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#9

Gamer83 commented on E3 2016: Resident Evil 7 Announced, Heading to...:

Ok, so I played through the demo twice and there are a couple different solutions - same outcome, however - and I actually quite like it. The focus definitely seems to be horror, a big plus over the RE 5, and especially 6, approach. My main concern was the first person view but after the demo, I think it can work and may even help with the horror aspect. The key is to stick to horror and not go full action. Condemned 1 took the first person horror approach and it worked brilliantly. A still unanswered question... Since it's called Resident Evil 7, how does it fit in? I'm intrigued to find out. This is a cautious optimism because this is the modern Capcom but at least the demo convinced me not to write the full game off and actually has me a little hyped. I'll be interested to see how others who grew up on classic RE feel about this.

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#11

Gamer83 commented on E3 2016: Crackdown 3 Delayed to 2017:

Sucks but at the same time Crackdown 2 was very mediocre, imo, compared to the first which was great. They need to get this right so take all the time necessary.

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#12

Gamer83 commented on E3 2016: Poll - What Did You Think of Microsof...:

@Vincent294
Sea of Thieves is an interesting one. I'm not usually one for the pirate theme (although I did really dig the pirate story that served as the backdrop for Uncharted 4, and Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag is still one of my favorite games for PS4/Xbox One) but back in the day Rare used to hit home runs even when working with games in genres I had no clue I could actually enjoy (Blast Corps for example). If this capture half the magic the old Rare games had, it'll be a great one. I'm just glad they're getting a chance to make a proper game for the first time in a long time, the Kincet focus didn't benefit anybody.

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#13

Gamer83 commented on E3 2016: Resident Evil 7 Announced, Heading to...:

@KelticDevil
They need to shed more light on that first person part. I'm honestly hoping that's just related to some VR nonsense. At the very least have an option for first person or third for RE traditionalists.

@Utena-mobile
I don't know when you jumped on board with Resident Evil, but the horror is actually part of what made that franchise and it's a shame Capcom went away from it with 5 and especially 6. The downhill slide actually began with RE 4 though. Great game on its own but not good as a 'Resident Evil' game, or at least it wasn't what I was looking for from RE.

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#15

Gamer83 commented on E3 2016: Poll - What Did You Think of Microsof...:

I rated it 9/10, compared to Sony's 8/10 and since Nintendo is pretty much just going to be a Zelda show, I've already given that one an incomplete.
For me when I'm judging these shows up against eachother I start with the most important thing which is the # of exclusives I'm hyped for. Exclusives may not be what seems to move hardware these days, but they do help consoles distinguish themselves. I don't include games not shown so something like Gravity Rush 2 will be left off the list. The count was 4-4 (Horizon: Zero Dawn, God of War, Days Gone and Spider-Man on the PS side, Gears of War 4, Forza Horizon 3, ReCore and Dead Rising 4 on the Xbox side). Both companies have the big 3rd party games and each have made some big key marketing deals so that was a draw. What put MS' over the top for me was the Scorpio news. That machine is going to be a beast and I'm hyped for it. I'll probably upgrade to a PS4 'Neo' at some point and there's an outside possibility if Nintendo removes its head from its rearend long enough to make some right decisions that I'll get an NX. But the Scorpio is the one I'm most hyped for easily.
Sony did win on the presentation side. I think the way the conference flowed without all the talk was great, but that's not enough to overcome a big hardware announcement.

Excellent job all around by both companies though. Frankly, this E3 needed it because the other conferences didn't cut it. Nintendo's will be interesting. I'm sure there will be some surprises announced but it's mostly going to be a Zelda show. Zelda is probably the most revered franchise of all-time, for good reason, so an event focused just on that is never going to be a bad thing. The problem is if you're not a Zelda or Nintendo fan, I'm not sure how much is going to be there worth talking about. I really think they should've changed things up, even if just for this year, and gone back to a traditional stage show with a proper NX reveal but it is what it is.

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#16

Gamer83 commented on E3 2016: Resident Evil 7 Announced, Heading to...:

@KelticDevil
Yes, Capcom has spent too much time f'ing up the franchise. The only positive I could take from this trailer was the horror focus. But 5 and 6 hyped the horror aspect prior to release as well. And, I didn't get an RE vibe from that trailer. I actually guessed before the name was shown that it was The Evil Within 2.

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#17

Gamer83 commented on E3 2016: Xbox One S Release Window and Pricing...:

@KelticDevil
The messaging, in hindsight, could be better, but I still think the S is a good option for people who haven't jumped on board yet. For those like yourself or myself, probably better off just waiting. My current Xbox One works just fine, so it's just a matter of sticking it out another year and a half and putting together the $ for a 'Scorpio.' Hopefully MS doesn't do anything stupid when revealing release and pricing schemes for that machine.

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#18

Gamer83 commented on E3 2016: Dead Rising 4 Set For a Holiday Horro...:

The second half of this year is going to be crazy. Forza Horizon 3, Gears of War 4, Dead Rising 4 and ReCore just on Xbox alone. Then there's Deus Ex: Mankind Divided, which is my most anticipated for the rest of 2016. Sony better brig it, I think this holiday is better than last year for MS because FH 3 is a sure thing and I don't believe Gears will disappoint like Halo 5 did because the people making it get and care about the franchise. Then Dead Rising and ReCore make a nice supporting cast and unlike Sony, MS won't let Capcom c**k up.

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#20

Gamer83 commented on E3 2016: Xbox One S Details, Image Leaks Ahead...:

@stylon
I get motion sickness from time to time so VR is definitely not going to be much of a consideration. I'll try it but you aren't the first one who's told me VR is not impressive. I think it'll have a market but Sony is banking on it far too much, imo.

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#21

Gamer83 commented on E3 2016: Xbox One S Details, Image Leaks Ahead...:

I think MS pulled the rug from Sony on this. You get your 4K video right out of the gate, nobody is going to be wondering if this new model will split the fanbase as far as games and if I was a betting man I'd have money on it going to retail for $300. It also means the Scorpio is likely 'Xbox Two' which is great news to me. Meanwhile Sony is going to be stuck with a console that is clearly dividing the fanbase (one that is already fractured thanks to the existence of a useless VR headset which I believe is a big part of the reason for the 'Neo') because people are concerned about how games on the base model will hold up. It's also likely to retail for $400, possibly more, and is going to be costing Sony a pretty nice chunk of change. If MS goes the route I think it's going, Sony is going to look very stupid. I'm not one of those who's worried about the Neo making my current PS4 obsolete but I do think for the amount of money likely being spent by a company that still isn't in a great financial situation, this is a bad move. Should've just made a PS4 slim with 4K video/streaming, at least a 1TB harddrive (though frankly, even 2TB doesn't cut it these days), sent it to shelves this year for $300-$350 and made the 'Neo' the PS5 set for a 2018 launch. Now MS can possibly get the jump on 4K compatibility if Sony's new hardware doesn't hit the market this year and regardless of when both are out, you know Sony's system will be $400+, MS is going to easily be able to undercut that and can still play up the 4K. Tomorrow is going to be very interesting and I think we're going to see a shift in media bias (similar to what we saw in 2013 when everybody went from pro-MS to pro-Sony) which will in turn swing gamers over to MS' side. Unless I'm missing something, at least in North America this is a brilliant strategic move. Not sure how this will effect Europe yet, but there's no excuse for MS not to be performing better there than it has. Maybe a cheaper, 4K-compatible Xbox One shifts momentum.

And this isn't even taking into account the games MS will have this holiday. Gears 4 is a definite, wouldn't be surprised to see Dead Rising 4 along with it. Sony has dominated the first part of the year but for the all-important holidays will be a no-show again, unless you're hyped for a long overdue PS3 game and think VR is actually worth a damn and worth the price of admission for a few nonsense mini-games.

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#24

Gamer83 commented on E3 2016: Team pX Weighs In With Their E3 Predi...:

@Utena-mobile
Given current trends your longshot isn't really a longshot at all. There's a push for more female leads and most found Drew obnoxious, the best way to start over is change gender though personally I find hilarious that people seem to think they can't keep the character male and make him cooler and more relatable, the latter though has a lot to do with what gender the person playing said game is. Whatever Platinum does, it'll be what the company thinks is best for the game, which in the end is what matters.

For my predictions... I don't have any, I just hope MS surprises people and talks about the 'scorpio.'

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#25

Gamer83 commented on Ten Years Ago: A Look Back At Microsoft's E3 2...:

@KelticDevil
I've wished for a long time that Peter Moore and Shane Kim never left MS. They knew how to convey messages and the Xbox brand was never better than when they ran the show. That MS E3 2006 conference, imo, is still the standard for how it should be done. While the competition had to market new hardware, MS already had a strong product and was able to showcase what was being delivered 'now.' And they nailed it. More 'mature' games? Gears of War. Legacy titles? Halo 3. Kid/Family/Casual games? Viva Pinata. It had some strong PC stuff and the real emergence of Xbox Live Arcade, which was a huge thing for the Xbox 360 (some of my favorite games last gen were part of the XBLA winter/spring/summer programs). The conference was paced well and really the only miss was HD-DVD, but it's not that it was revealed it wrong, it was more 'right product, wrong time' because Blu-Ray existed.
There's been some good E3 conferences since then. Nintendo had a great E3 2006 and 2010, both MS and Sony had great shows last year, but I can't think of one that ticked all the boxes that needed to be ticked the way MS' E3 2006 did. The only exception I can think of isn't even E3 related, it was MS' X06 later that year which had the 360 debut of Assassin's Creed (a huge moment because at the time many still believed it was a PS3 exclusive) as well as more Gears and other great products at a show that also was excellently presented and well paced. Funny thing is everybody in PlayStation land raves about the PS Experience but the X0 events - which MS needs to bring back - were doing the same thing years earlier and if we want to back even further to when Nintendo was the Nintendo I loved, it set the groundwork for MS and Sony to follow with the Space World stuff.

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#28

Gamer83 commented on Xbox One Hardware Prices Dropped Worldwide:

@andrew20
I'd say PS4 is still reasonably priced. That Nintendo has kept the Wii U at $300 for this long, however, is crazy. Though to be fair, at this point the current gen is lost for Nintendo anyway. Might as well ride it out and make as much money as possible off whatever Wii U sales are left.

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#29

Gamer83 commented on Xbox One Hardware Prices Dropped Worldwide:

@KelticDevil
Just like Sony wasn't going to release the PS4 like a bunch of morons after what happened with PS3 in 2006, I don't think 'Scorpio,' whatever it ends up being, will be handled as poorly as Xbox One was. I may be giving MS entirely too much credit but it would be shocking because for as dumb as these companies all act at some point or another I can't remember any of them ever having two horrible launches in a row.

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#30

Gamer83 commented on Rumour: Injustice: Gods Among Us 2 in Development:

Hopefully it gets announced at E3. Right now Tekken 7 and King of Fighters are scheduled for this year (last I knew) so 2016 is covered. Need a fighting game to look forward to for 2017 and I'm a big fan of Injustice: Gods Among Us.

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#31

Gamer83 commented on Xbox One Hardware Prices Dropped Worldwide:

@Utena-mobile
It can only end two ways at this point. It's either going to be one of the most interesting in years or a total disappointment. All depends on if Sony and MS have new hardware. I think the Xbox One 'Slim' will be announced but I'm much more interested in the 'Scorpio.'

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#33

Gamer83 commented on Review: DOOM (Xbox One):

@KelticDevil
The Prey 2 rumors are all over the place. At this point I'd almost be surprised if it's not there. , I'd prefer a new Quake, it seems like an obvious choice for the reboot treatment.

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#34

Gamer83 commented on Review: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutants ...:

@JaredJ @EternalDragonX

At this point, might as well try it. Worst case scenario is another bad TMNT game, we've had several already. Best case is it gets both the TMNT and Lego video game properties back on track. While I feel like a lot of recent Lego games have been hit or miss, there have been some great ones. I really liked some of the older Lego Star Wars games. If they can make Star Wars work in that universe there's no reason not to at least try and see if TMNT works, assuming there's no licensing issues preventing it.

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#35

Gamer83 commented on Review: DOOM (Xbox One):

@KelticDevil
Bethesda is having its studios do things right, imo. Wolfenstein The New Order didn't even have multiplayer but the campaign was great. There's enough Call of Duties, Halos, Titanfalls, Killzones and Battlefields to keep mutliplayer gamers happy, as somebody who prefers to play solo campaigns I love that we're being catered to a little bit and this game really is a blast. I've noticed though that I've been getting my a$$ kicked more than usual. I think Halo and Call of Duty eroded my skills a little bit because for as much as I've enjoyed some of those games, they really do hold your hand. Doom says 'here go' and it's all the better for it. I've noticed I've had to really change my mindset but it has started to click (took three missions but whatever) and it's brilliant. I loved this series back in the day, but couldn't get really get into 3. Glad to see it's back to form now though.

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#37

Gamer83 commented on Review: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutants ...:

@Utena-mobile
I've scratched NieR off the list, mainly because I wasn't the biggest fan of the first and if it's coming out this year there's too many other games coming out from studios I trust. I haven't completely written off Scalebound because of Hideki Kamiya. He's been part of teams that have made some of my favorite games, but I'd be lying if I said I'm 100% confident in it. MS needs it to be a hit though, and MS is a good publisher, so there is that. At the very least time will be given to make sure it's passable. I can't say that about NieR, it certainly doesn't have to be a hit because SquareEnix has Final Fantasy XV, which should sell enough to make up for any flops.

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#38

Gamer83 commented on Review: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutants ...:

@JaxonH
Yeah, it's Activision and I'm not letting that company off the hook either, but you have to know what you're getting into when signing up to do work for that company. But again, after what was achieved with far lesser technology and I'd guess even budget, back in the day, I'd expect a quality developer like Platinum to be able to at least get out a good TMNT game. I have respect for the studio's history and have played several Platinum games (which includes MadWorld) that I've loved and that's why I'm disappointed by crap like this and it shakes my confidence in other games. I hope it all ends up being unfounded and Scalebound and NieR Automata are awesome games but right now? They've dropped significantly on my most-wanted list. Fair or unfair, it is what it is. When a company puts out a string of garbage games, and the last few with the Platinum label have been just that, its games are going to fall behind others. Hell as much as I loved Deus Ex: Human Revolution and can't wait for Mankind Divided I am a bit concerned taking into account that mobile trash SE and Eidos released. It shows to me a lack of care for your products.

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#40

Gamer83 commented on Review: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutants ...:

@KelticDevil
Scalebound and the new Nier game were two I had my eyes. Forget it now. I'm convinced Bayonetta 2 was only good because Nintendo was funding it and frankly needed the game to be great so it wasn't going to allow anything less. I don't like the excuses for this game either. 'It was budgeted,' 'Activision rushed them.' People need to stop it. It's a TMNT game, the older ones could be blasted through in 3 hours tops but were infinitely replayable because of great gameplay, particularly the co-op, and strong level design. You don't need a $50 million to make a freaking Ninja Turtles game, I'm sorry, you just don't. Sick of people constantly letting developers off the hook, but then again people are still excusing Capcom for Street Fighter V so what the hell do I know? I guess I'm just entitled.

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#42

Gamer83 commented on Multiple Sources Confirm New Xbox One Hardware...:

@KelticDevil
That was cold there at the end. It's a harsh reality, though, that the Fable series is done. Even if MS wanted to try and bring it back at this point, I think the company did irreparable damage with Fable Heroes, Fable: The Journey and the whole nonsense with Legends.

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#43

Gamer83 commented on Multiple Sources Confirm New Xbox One Hardware...:

@KelticDevil
I was actually suggesting a main Halo game for VR. It wouldn't be exclusive to VR, of course, but if MS signs a deal with Oculus I could see something similar like PSVR where you can play PS4 games normally on your console but the option will be there to use the headset as well. Halo 6 with Oculus compatibility would be huge for MS.

It's interesting times all around. I'm not sure I'm in love with the changes we're going to see in the console landscape, but as somebody who is intrigued by the rapid technological advancements I'm highly interested by how all these companies will adapt. As gamers, a good majority of us will always tune into E3 but it's not always a must-watch. E3 2016, however, absolutely is must see.

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#44

Gamer83 commented on Multiple Sources Confirm New Xbox One Hardware...:

@KelticDevil
I have zero interest in VR myself. I wish Sony wasn't doing it, I'd like MS and Nintendo to avoid it. But, I understand the appeal for many others. When I think of games that could work, the obvious is Forza and of course a Flight Simulator game. Both could be killer apps. I'm not sure a third person shooter like Gears would work well but an FPS like Halo is an obvious choice. Of course I hope 343 sorts some other things out before focusing on VR.

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#45

Gamer83 commented on Multiple Sources Confirm New Xbox One Hardware...:

@KelticDevil
MS will have to get a massive global appeal if it's wants to be No. 1 as right now it only really hits big with people in the U.S., Canada and UK. But you're right that MS can use it's $$$ if it wants to create a beast of a console that is competitively priced. A loss might have to be taken on the hardware, but if the investors are willing to settle for that and let software make up the cost, that'd be great for us as gamers. The original Xbox and Xbox 360 were on the cutting edge when each released, so it's disappointing this gen wasn't the same case. If the 'Scorpio' is in fact a whole new Xbox and not an upgraded Xbox One like I'm expected, then it's actually like what we discussed in an earlier article about hardware rumors. Cut this gen a year a short but deliver a great piece of hardware with strong launch titles and the Xbox 'Two' should be a hit, at least in the strongest Xbox markets, and then you go from there. With the best versions of third party games, you'd imagine other places will jump on board.

It will be interesting to see, if MS employs the strategy of going with a new console, which works out better and p*sses off less people. Sony's half step or a new Xbox. I'm convinced at this point I will upgrade both pieces of hardware but the approach taken and how its handled, along with pricing, will determine which I go with first. While I'm more of a PlayStation guy, I'd upgrade to a new Xbox first if all X1 games and saves transfer over like Phil Spencer has talked about.

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#46

Gamer83 commented on Multiple Sources Confirm New Xbox One Hardware...:

@Ps4all
It's nice to see people over here at least taking a mature approach to this. It'll be interesting to see how MS goes about this but as long as I can still play all upcoming Xbox One games on the console I bought in 2014, I really don't care if the people who haven't made the jump to this gen yet have an option for a more powerful Xbox One.

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#47

Gamer83 commented on Multiple Sources Confirm New Xbox One Hardware...:

Just rumors but where there's smoke there's usually fire and there's been a lot of smoke from Sony and MS these days. I still believe NX is going to be a powerful piece of kit and is in causing Sony and MS to react. There's also the fact that tech is constantly changing and the PS4 and Xbox One were more out-dated on launch than any consoles I can remember including Wii U. It's funny that the reaction to this has been kind of muted though, where as with PS4 Neo all I saw is bullcrap about how '40 million people are screwed' blah blah blah. The traditional console cycle is changing, people need to learn to deal with it.