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Gamer83

Gamer83

Male, 32, United States

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#2

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

@Utena-mobile
Yes, Gravity Rush is still my favorite Vita game, four years later (Muramasa not far behind). They created an awesome world with limited hardware, so I really can't wait to see is what Japan Studio does for the sequel using the much more powerful PS4. I'm also a huge fan of Kat. One of my favorite protagonists. She's super powered but not overly so and I like the way they convey her trying to figure everything out.

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#3

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

Well, I didn't plan on it, but Gravity Rush Remastered arrived a few days early, so I'll be focusing on that (the Vita version is awesome), although I do want to make more progress in Yakuza 5's story as well. I have so little time to play games so when I do I like to get pretty far but Yakuza has so many fun side activities I always go off track.

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#7

Gamer83 commented on Former Vita Exclusive Kick & Fennick Heading t...:

I actually still have my Vita. Over 70 games for it between digital and physical purchases. It could have been supported better with bigger budget games but it still gets a steady stream of good indie games.

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#8

Gamer83 commented on Warner Bros. Confirms LEGO Star Wars: The Forc...:

@KelticDevil @A_BabyRed_Yoshi

To be fair, as a frequent user of the PS consoles and one of the few on here who seems to be a little more entrenched in the PS ecosystem, last year the PSN ran very well. But you absolutely shouldn't have to say 'well this year it worked well but x year was inconsistent" especially now with it being a paid-for service. Even Xbox Live has had some issues in the past, I remember it was down for quite a bit I think around 2006 or might have been 2009. At that time I didn't have a Gold account but I knew some who were effected by it. However, nothing on XBL was ever as bad as what happened to PSN in 2011. It's a damn good thing it was still a free service because as livid as I was, I'd have been beyond that had I been paying $50 a year for it. I am annoyed Sony didn't rebuild the entire PSN for this gen knowing they're charging for it and knowing how sh*tty it was last gen. However, why should Sony waste what little money it has left on silly things like a good network infrastructure and actual AAA exclusives when it can sign idiotic timed-exclusive DLC deals and make a Virtual Reality headset?

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#9

Gamer83 commented on Warner Bros. Confirms LEGO Star Wars: The Forc...:

@KelticDevil
It's like Sony can do no wrong this gen. Hell even Nintendo got crushed for publishing Bayonetta 2, when Nintendo was the ONLY company that stepped up to the plate for that game and is the entire reason it even exists. Freaking stupidity. I've got no problem with the dirt that gets tossed at MS and Nintendo because I pile on a lot myself, but Sony is constantly getting a free pass. It's like I posted before, Shu Yoshida could kill a new born baby in cold blood right in front of these corporate slaves and these 30 somethings with the minds of 5 year olds, would defend him.

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#11

Gamer83 commented on Warner Bros. Confirms LEGO Star Wars: The Forc...:

And more money spent by Sony on timed-exclusive content which could be better used on making more real exclusives. I wouldn't mention this as it's an accepted part of business, except even going back to last gen MS gets slammed every time it does this.

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#19

Gamer83 commented on Weirdness: Did This Kinect Sensor Just Find a ...:

I always thought the Kinect technology was cool for a lot of things... Just not as a method for playing games. People can say I'm too stuck in my old school ways but whatever, I firmly believe nothing beats the tried and true control pads. Motion controls are a gimmick that gets old very quickly, nothing more than that, as the Wii proved.

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#24

Gamer83 commented on Xbox One Sales Confirmed at 19 Million, Thanks...:

@Utena-mobile
Capcom, Namco and SquareEnix make games for Xbox One as well. They may not be exclusive but Xbox One will get Final Fantasy and Tekken and one of my predictions for E3 is an announcement of Dead Rising 4 which will be exclusive to Xbox. Obviously the outlook is better for Japanese games, on PS4 in particular but MS has made some partnerships over there and it's part of the reason the Xbox continues to be put into market in Japan eventhough weekly sales are beyond pathetic.

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#25

Gamer83 commented on Xbox One Sales Confirmed at 19 Million, Thanks...:

@jongred
The new Zelda game will be great, I'm interested to see how it will be released though. Stay a Wii U exclusive or go NX/Wii U kind of like Twilight Princess was released on Wii and GameCube. If many of the NX rumors turn out to be true and a new Zelda game is a launch title, I may buy one on launch if the price is right.

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#28

Gamer83 commented on Xbox One Sales Confirmed at 19 Million, Thanks...:

The bottomline is right Sony and MS both have healthy console divisions, which is great. Now if we can just get Nintendo back into the race for real. I was always more of a Sega guy but I grew up in the era of Nintendo so I do have respect for what the company used to be. I'm rooting for NX to be the long awaited return to form.

@Royalblues
They need to hurry up and make Forza Horizon 3 official. I'll be there day one for that. FH 2 is still the best racer this gen, imo.

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#29

Gamer83 commented on Don't Worry, Sony Has Been Prevented from Trad...:

@Utena-mobile
I'm not a fan of Nintendo of America but it's more about the pathetic job it does marketing (or I should say, not marketing) its products. When it comes to what gets released, what doesn't, etc, that's all Nintendo of Japan that gets the final call so I can't crush NoA when certain games don't make it over but with virtually no third party support to speak of, NoJ should be releasing every game in every territory.

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#31

Gamer83 commented on Don't Worry, Sony Has Been Prevented from Trad...:

@KelticDevil
Nintendo really has some work to do. To drop from 100 mil+ to 12-15 mil it just pitiful. I've always respected that Nintendo has its own ideas about game development and sticks to it, but that company really needs to smarten up when it comes to hardware design for its home consoles.

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#32

Gamer83 commented on Don't Worry, Sony Has Been Prevented from Trad...:

@A_BabyRed_Yoshi
Thankfully I don't know too many in the real who are huge fanboys like that. Most of my friends game on both PS and Xbox, like I do, or if they do choose one side they just stick to talking about that and avoiding any other nonsense. It was the same in college. It's stunning to me that things are actually getting worse, not better, but I guess that follows the general trend of society these days. Things have gone to hell in a hand basket. You can't even say anything these days without some nutjob getting offended.

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#33

Gamer83 commented on Don't Worry, Sony Has Been Prevented from Trad...:

@A_BabyRed_Yoshi
I don't know how much time you spend on youtube but if you're there a lot and are part of that gaming community, sadly you wouldn't be surprised by the number of adults who act like children. Seriously, there's 35 videos a day from 40 year old men who claim to be married and have kids, participating in this fake plastic war. It's embarrassing.

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#34

Gamer83 commented on Don't Worry, Sony Has Been Prevented from Trad...:

@KelticDevil
Yeah, IGN is very toxic and sadly it seems like the writers encourage that behavior with their clickbait articles. To be fair to the mods though, with the traffic that website generates, it's probably tough to keep up with everything. PushSquare and Pure Xbox are great websites that deserve the views IGN gets but in a way I'm happy it hasn't happened since the communities are much friendlier. Particularly here, there aren't a ton of us who comment but there's still a good enough number and it's very civil the vast majority of the time.

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#35

Gamer83 commented on February Games With Gold Deals a Hand Of Fate:

It's at the point for me where I only keep my PS Plus and XBL Gold subscriptions for two reasons. The obvious is because without it, I can't play online with friends and the other reason is despite the lackluster 'free' games, both services have had pretty good sales. I was able to clean up pretty good over the holidays.

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#36

Gamer83 commented on Don't Worry, Sony Has Been Prevented from Trad...:

@KelticDevil
I've been at worse PS fanboy sites than PushSquare to be honest. I criticize Sony all the time over there, and frankly will criticize any company at any website if I see fit, I don't really care if it ruffles fanboy feathers or not. I'm a PlayStation fan and want to see the brand do well so if I see something I think is stupid on Sony's part I'm going to mention it. I'm 32 years old and beyond the point of giving a sh*t what people on the internet, who still have a playground mentality when it comes to the 'console wars,' think. Actually, something I think is pretty hilarious is when I criticize a company I get labeled a fanboy. I've been a Sony fanboy, I've been an MS fanboy, hell some people call me a Nintendo fanboy and Nintendo hasn't been my primary gaming brand since the N64. I look at it as if I'm angering fanboys to the point where their only argument is to call into question how much I like a certain brand, I'm doing something right. And if I can have a civil debate with the more rational people, all the better, even if they don't 100% agree with me.

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#37

Gamer83 commented on Don't Worry, Sony Has Been Prevented from Trad...:

@Utena-mobile
There's nothing wrong with following brands very closely. I'm a huge PlayStation fan and unapologetic about the fact it's my preferred place to play videogames (I am a very big fan of Xbox as well, however). The problem is when you get blinded to the wrong doings of your favorite company and won't even venture to try something different from another one.

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#38

Gamer83 commented on Don't Worry, Sony Has Been Prevented from Trad...:

@Tasuki
There are a lot of comments, mine included, about how stupid Sony is but you can't deny there's a few people over there (I won't name drop because that's a scummy thing to do) who will defend Sony no matter what. Just like NLife has a group of people who do the same for Nintendo.

@jongred
Yes, to be fair we've all likely defended a decision or two by one of these companies that shouldn't have been defended. But as I've gotten older I've become questioning of pretty much everything. I truly believe that's a good way to live your life. If you just go through pretending everything is perfect you're bound to get screwed over big time at some point.

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#39

Gamer83 commented on Don't Worry, Sony Has Been Prevented from Trad...:

The hilarious part is there were actually morons defending Sony when this news first came out. More evidence of the unbelievable dumba$$ fanboy mentality that runs far too rampant in current gaming culture and made even more pathetic by the fact the people acting like 10 year olds are supposedly grown a$$ men. Go to PushSquare for a real good laugh, there's a few people there who would defend Sony if it was found out the company's higher ups were involved in a pedophile ring. Absolutely pathetic. My advice is whether it's Sony, MS, Nintendo or any of the big third parties who may not make consoles but have their hands in others parts of the business, don't give them the benefit of the doubt. They're all scum. The only thing worth championing in this industry is a great game like Forza Motorsport 6 or Rise of the Tomb Raider or Yakuza 5 or one of the many great indie games created by 1- to 10-person teams. But the big companies themselves? For any one good thing Sony, MS, Nintendo, EA, Activision, SquareEnix or Konami, etc, have done, there's about 10 bad things. It's perfectly fine to be a huge fan of certain games, but pieces of plastic and giant corporations that made said pieces of plastic? No.

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#42

Gamer83 commented on Rise of the Tomb Raider's First Story-Focused ...:

@A_BabyRed_Yoshi
Basically there's five caves to find and a bunch of artifacts and you try to survive as long as you can which means you have to also find plenty of food and warmth to keep from losing too much health. There's not really any story to it, but it is fun and provides a pretty decent challenge.

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#44

Gamer83 commented on Review: Resident Evil 0 (Xbox One):

@KelticDevil
Yeah, I had a lot of problems with this game, not the least of which was the fact that by 2002 I was beyond sick of the terrible tank controls (could barely tolerate them in 1996, actually). Zero was the game that started the decline of RE, imo, with 4 temporarily saving it. 5 and 6 are worse than Zero but that's a separate issue. I think those two games being as disappointing as they are has helped Zero's reputation to some degree. That and just the passage of time. Expectations were very high back in 2002 because RE was still considered a great series then. Now it's kind of a joke.

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#46

Gamer83 commented on Deals With Gold Returns This Week With Big For...:

@jongred
I think it might be the same for me, although I also played the heck out of Forza Motorsport 6 and I'm not even a huge fan of the more 'sim' racers these days. There's just something about the Forza games. The way it plays, the passion that you can tell the developers have for cars, the presentation all around, it's just brilliant.

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#47

Gamer83 commented on Deals With Gold Returns This Week With Big For...:

Lots of Forza deals lately. With some of the delays of other games, I'm hoping we're getting close to the announcement of Forza Horizon 3, which going by current trends should be released this year. Completely different types of games but as far as just having a quality exclusive goes, FH 3 could fill the the void left by Scalebound very nicely. FH 2 still stands as one of my top 5 favorite games this gen so 3 can't arrive soon enough.

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#48

Gamer83 commented on ReCore Delayed But Still Arriving in 2016:

@Utena-mobile
It certainly doesn't help if you don't advertise. Now I can't really get on MS about that in regards to Sunset Overdrive which had a strong advertising campaign and even a very nice special edition bundle, but Alan Wake wasn't advertised for sh*t something made even more stupid by the fact it was released the same month as Super Mario Galaxy 2 which wasn't just one of the very best games of last gen but is one of the best ever made. There's plenty of other companies who do this too. Not that I think advertising would've pushed Alan Wake to the heights of Call of Duty, obviously it wouldn't, but it wouldn't have hurt the game's sales either.

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#49

Gamer83 commented on ReCore Delayed But Still Arriving in 2016:

@Utena-mobile
I think MS has always been pretty good with new IPs at the start of each gen it's participated in, but when those IPs don't meet with success is when they move on. Last gen we even saw it get away from established IP like Project Gotham Racing. I think the garbage Kinect and obsession with 'casual' gaming was part of the problem. But MS' track record suggests if a game doesn't have immediate results, it will quit on the franchise, which is unfortunate. Alan Wake and Sunset Overdrive are perfect examples. After the DLC for SO was out MS couldn't have dropped the game quicker and the fact we never got Alan Wake 2 is beyond maddening, especially when the game did eventually get to over 1 mil sales. ReCore seems to have an interesting premise and I'd love to see it continue if it's great but the only way it has a chance is if it meets strong early success. It will not sell strong out of the gate if it has to go against Gears of War 4 which will no doubt be MS' big ticket this holiday season.

@shonenjump86
Yeah, even without ReCore and Scalebound, 2016 is strong for MS. Pushing both games out another year gives the developers more time and it means something to look forward to beyond an already-stacked 2016. Frankly, it's Sony that can't afford anymore delays of exclusives. MS has been delivering on that front both big-budget mainstream and indie.

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#50

Gamer83 commented on ReCore Delayed But Still Arriving in 2016:

Might be better to delay it out of 2016. It'll get buried in the holiday rush. I can't wait to play it but if it's a great game I also want it to sell well. It simply won't get the attention it deserves if it's up against stuff like Gears of War and Call of Duty.