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Gamer83

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#2

Gamer83 commented on Review: The Evil Within (Xbox One):

@SuperKMx

Yeah, I don't really know what happened with the sequel. I'm guessing they were trying to reach a wider audience so went with a tone that wasn't quite as dark or heavy. In the end, it was a game that didn't really seem to appeal to anybody, can't help but wonder if the sequel had fallen more in line with the first if it would've been more successful. It's a shame that series never caught on though, because it's still, imo, the best 'horror' game since the glory days of Resident Evil and Silent Hill.

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#5

Gamer83 commented on Review: Sunset Overdrive (Xbox One):

@EternalDragonX
I always say if you're unsure, try before you buy. Personally, I think outside of the grinding, the game has more in common with inFamous, Crackdown, even Ratchet & Clank than it does with Tony Hawk or Jet Set, can't say about Dead Rising 3 as I haven't played it. If your interested in SO I'd say gamefly it at least.

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#11

Gamer83 commented on Deals With Gold: Jump Into A Titan And Get The...:

Multiplayer only is what hurts the game for me. Still, this is a nice sale for those interested who didn't take the plunge I can't help but wonder if the timing isn't a little off though. CoD and Halo both hit the market over the next two weeks. And Halo may just be a collection of older games but it is one hell of a collection.

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#12

Gamer83 commented on Review: Sunset Overdrive (Xbox One):

Nice review @DRL. I'm not too far in but one thing I love what I've played so far. Once you get used to the controls and figure out how to start stringing combos together, the game is a blast.

@hydeks
I was worried too, Insomniac has been hit or miss (mostly miss) since Ratchet & Clank: A Crack in Time came out in 2009. I liked Resistance 3, but the R&C spinoffs, R&C Into the Nexus and especially FUSE were not so good. Sunset Overdrive is excellent though, the crazy weapons of R&C mixed with Insomniac's love it or hate it humor and an inFamous/Crackdown feel.

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#13

Gamer83 commented on Talking Point: Is Xbox One the Best Value this...:

@hydeks

Just a few more hours until Sunset Overdrive is officially released. :)

@mitcHELLspawn

XBL is really a deciding factor for me in regards to what I'm going to be doing with future multiplat gaming. I'm over the resolution, framerate nonsense, I've accepted that if I'm going to get crazy over that stuff, what I really should be doing is dropping consoles and building a gaming rig, and I'm not really into that. I've got a lot of friends who haven't made the jump from last gen yet but they're starting to lean towards X1 and it's in large part because of the experience we've all had online. We obviously don't live near each other anymore, and even if we did, adults are not getting together face to face to play videogames (usually). The PS fanboys downplay the XBL advantage big time, but I truly believe you have to have significant experience with both platforms to realize just how much XBL destroys PSN. Neither is perfect but from my experience, XBL has had far less issues and none that were as ridiculous as what happened to PSN in 2011, and the fact Sony waited to tell people what was going was just great customer service... If PSN were still free I could look past things a bit but now that it's only $10 a year cheaper than XBL, I think it actually makes MS' service look that much better. You now have to pay for PSN and it has the problems it's always had, hell I'd say it's so bad that even Nintendo Network is better. And all this is coming from somebody who considers himself a PlayStation guy, if I had to pick just one brand. Fortunately I'm not a fanboy with my head up my backside like a lot of other people on the internet. Seems like youtube, gamespot, ign, etc, are havens for Sony slaves.

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#14

Gamer83 commented on Talking Point: Is Xbox One the Best Value this...:

If I were choosing between all 3 consoles this holiday, Xbox One would be the one I'd get. It's got all the multiplats and the exclusives, in particular Forza Horizon 2, have just been better than what PS4 offers. The best exclusives, though, are on Wii U, so that would be my second choice.

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#15

Gamer83 commented on Microsoft Slashes Xbox One Price in US for Hol...:

MS has completely taken away the one edge PS4 had. If the X1 doesn't outsell PS4 in NA this holiday, well, consumers will prove they have no clue. X1 has the games, it has the price, hopefully this sparks sales and forces Sony to wake up.

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#19

Gamer83 commented on Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas Confirmed for Xb...:

@Emanouel

I've been hoping for that kind of collection for a while now. Once they started doing HD re-releases in the latter years of last gen I thought it just seemed too obvious to have GTA 3/VC/SA in one bundle. Maybe we can get it for the new consoles at some point, that'd be the only collection that could impress me more than The Master Chief Collection.

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#20

Gamer83 commented on Developer Confirms Outlast 2 is in the Works:

I don't know if this is good news or bad news. I found the first one incredibly boring, there needs to be some kind of combat, imo, to keep the game fun. It doesn't have to be a blast-a-thon. The Evil Within is a great example of how you can give people enough fire power without going overboard. I'm definitely interested to see how Outlast 2 will turn out but I can't say I'm hyped for it.

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#21

Gamer83 commented on Review: The Evil Within (Xbox One):

The game isn't scary at all, but then again, I've been desensitized to this stuff. I'm 31 years old now and was 13 when I played through the first RE. I didn't even think that game was overly scary but a few of the 'jump scare' moments did get me. Silent Hill was a mind f**k though. But as far as The Evil Within, it is a good game and I'd say the best in the genre I've played since the, sadly, very underrated Condemned: Criminal Origins. Condemned just got everything right, great atmosphere, solid gameplay and a story that you could at least follow. I do agree while The Evil Within gets a lot right, the story is more incoherent than any of the old school REs and that's saying something. Even in 1999 that would've been ok, now in the day and age when story telling has been at its peak there's no reason games shouldn't be better at it and while gameplay is always king it's laughable to me when people say a story shouldn't, or doesn't, matter.

Anyway, nice review @Anthinator. I agree that fans of this genre should check this game out and hey, it's late October, what better time of year to play it?

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#22

Gamer83 commented on Poll: Do You Prefer Linear or Open World Games?:

If it's a good game, it's a good game, that's all I care about. Now that said, I'm not sure I'd enjoy Uncharted as much if it were a wide-open kind of game, likewise, I'm not sure I'd enjoy GTA if Rockstar cut out all the crazy open world nonsense. It depends on the game and what the developers are trying to accomplish but in the end it really doesn't matter as long as the consumer can say it was $60 well spent.

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#25

Gamer83 commented on 343 Apologises for 20GB Halo Day One Patch:

@DRL

Yeah, it's the latter that bothers me more but it is what it is these days. Honestly though, I'd set aside 300GB of harddrive space for Halo if I had to. Considering the amount of content we're getting in the Master Chief Collection itself, if that coupled with the 20GB update still manages to be under 100 I'll be impressed.

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#29

Gamer83 commented on Killer Instinct Season Two Launches Wednesday ...:

Loved season one, I'll get season two eventually. I'm kind of holding out hope for a physical release like the first one got, but at the same time, I also want KI 2 classic which only comes with the digital purchase of the ultra edition.

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#30

Gamer83 commented on Pachter: Xbox One Outsold PlayStation 4 in Sep...:

@hydeks

I'm mostly a PlayStation guy, but I'm not a fanboy so if somebody asked me right now which console to get, depending on what they like I'd say Xbox One or Wii U easily over a PS4. Sony's first party output, aside from inFamous, has been massively disappointing. The arrogance running through the company sickens me and speaking from a North American experience I hate the way SCEA doesn't communicate with the consumers on its very own blog at all. Obviously can't say anything about Sony Europe since I don't live there, but I've heard similarly bad things. Sony needs to shape up, especially in the most important category... exclusive games.

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#32

Gamer83 commented on Pachter: Xbox One Outsold PlayStation 4 in Sep...:

I hope he's right. It's been a long time since I've been as disappointed in the PlayStation brand as I have been this year, and the fact the now paid-for PSN is having as many issues as it does along with the complete lack of communication over DriveClub to me shows a company that s 100% complacent. Sony needs its feet held to the fire a bit to get back on track.

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#34

Gamer83 commented on Assassin's Creed Unity Xbox One Bundle Leaked,...:

My hype for any game from Ubisoft has dropped significantly recently, but anything that might help more X1 units sell, the better. MS is dropping all sorts of bundles this holiday season, hopefully it pays off.

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#36

Gamer83 commented on Talking Point: What Games Are You Playing This...:

@Tasuki @DRL

I'd prefer to be using the d-pad as well but the circle pad on 3DS actually works better than I thought. I'm playing the game a ton but I don't feel like it's even close to wearing it down. I also used the circle pad for extensive playing of Super Street Fighter IV and DoA back when those games released so I'm not too worried about it breaking down. Now if I were playing on Vita and had to use that system's analog stick I'd be a little more concerned. It's solid, but not for constant use with fighting games.

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#39

Gamer83 commented on Talking Point: What Games Are You Playing This...:

@Vincent294

I like that there's two copies of Smash Bros. as well, ever since I played the original way back when in my early high school years when it first released, I had looked forward to the day I could have a copy to take on the go. Thankfully the 3DS has just enough power under the hood to make that dream a reality. Awesome game, unbelievable amount of content packed into such a tiny cartridge and just as far as the fighting and single player modes, I like it even better than Brawl. The Wii U version is going to be absolutely insane.

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#40

Gamer83 commented on Editor's Opinion: Our Resolution Resolution:

I'm annoyed by some of Ubisoft's comments because it kind of comes off, at least the initial statements like the PS4 version of AC Unity was held back and if that's the case, that bothers me. Every game should run the best it can on each system, if it runs better on one oh well, as long as all versions are good, who cares if PS4 gets a higher resolution than Xbox One?

Honestly, though, frames per second is a bigger deal. 30 fps is not a deal breaker but I have to admit it disappointments me that most games are failing to hit 60 on both the PS4 and Xbox One, it's 2014. If the game is good I'm not going to miss out, but I do think more games need to target 60 fps and if it means a game has to run 900p instead of 1080, so be it.

In the end it's all a bit overblown but a major part of the problem is PS4 aint got jacksh*t in the way of games right now so the corporate slaves have to talk about something.

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#44

Gamer83 commented on Spencer: Backgrounds, Themes, Screenshot Suppo...:

@hydeks @EternalDragonX

Yup, just like Sony's screw ups at E3 2006 cost them big last generation, MS hurt itself at the start of this one with that horrible E3 2013. The funny thing is though, if you took out all the talk about DRM policies, this that and the other, and just looked at games, I'd say from day one out of Xbox One, PS4 and Wii U, Xbox One has the most games that interest me. It was mostly price and the fact I thought Sony's first parties would come out much better than they have, that got me to lean towards PS4. After MS made the switch to get rid of its initial DRM policies I'd have gotten an X1 on launch day instead of PS4 had there been a Kinect-free $400 version, but I'm glad I waited since I got the Madden bundle which basically gave you a free full game download. I think all the nice bundles that MS has coming out this holiday along with games like Forza Horizon 2 and Halo: The Master Chief Collection will at least help it stay close to PS4. Even if PS4 sells better again I don't think it'll be by a landslide this time, way too much good content coming to Xbox One, meanwhile PS4 is getting stuff like DriveClub.

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#47

Gamer83 commented on Kingdom Hearts III Jumps to Unreal Engine 4:

The 360 had a good number of RPGs, Western and Japanese. I think we'll see the same this gen. Eventhough it's not JRPG, MS' partnership with Platinum for Scalebound shows there's still the willingness to work closely with Japanese developers, so maybe a deal with one of the top RPG studios in the future?