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Gamer83

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#3

Gamer83 commented on Review Round-Up: Titanfall (Xbox 360):

I haven't retired my 360 yet so I'd have bought this if Respawn could've been bothered to put an offline single-player campaign in. Oh well, maybe for Titanfall 2.

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#4

Gamer83 commented on Feature: XBLA Sequels We Want to See on Xbox One:

All good choices, if we can only get one, I'm going with @Anthinator's choice of Shadow Complex. That game was awesome, I actually stayed up all night the day before it released so I could purchase it the second it hit the XBL Marketplace. It was worth every penny and the sequel is long overdue.

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#5

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

MLB 14 The Show for Vita will be the main game I'm playing, but I'm also getting back to the 360 this weekend. Now that all the DLC is released, I'm re-visiting the awesome Bioshock: Infinite to play the Burial at Sea episodes. Reviews seem pretty solid so I'm looking forward to this.

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#6

Gamer83 commented on The Xbox One is Getting Another Controller Upd...:

Damn, I was hoping when I saw the title that this would be about a design update that brings it more in line with the 360 controller. To be fair, since I don't own an X1 I haven't used the controller a lot but I've used it enough to know that compared to the first time I used a 360 controller, the One's feels pretty cheap, imo. I do like the improved D-Pad but I feel like it's a downgrade in other areas. It doesn't feel like it has as much weight (something I liked about the 360 controller) and analog sticks seem a bit looser. It's still a nice controller but I hope, like with the past Xbox consoles, some slight cosmetic changes are on the way soon.

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#9

Gamer83 commented on No Change at Top of UK Games Chart:

Seems Ground Zeroes sales remain strong despite a lot of venom aimed at it. I'm going to guess The Phantom Pain will be a big hit for Konami. Can't wait for it. Also good that inFamous: Second Son and Titanfall have sold well.

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#10

Gamer83 commented on Gifting and Loaning Digital Games May Be Comin...:

With all the bs going on at Sony lately and Nintendo's first parties still having consistency issues regarding how quickly they put games out, Xbox One with news like this and the E3 plans, has quickly become the most appealing console. Only thing holding me back is the potential for that damn 24-hour check-in nonsense to return. If we could get a promise it won't I'd be looking to get an X1 as soon as I could work it into my budget.

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#11

Gamer83 commented on Tomb Raider, Thief, CoD Discounted on Xbox One:

Bought Thief at launch, when I turned on my PS4 yesterday saw it was part of a flash sale. I'm wondering if this is in part because it failed to meet sales expectations? It was a pretty decent but also disappointing game. The Tomb Raider and CoD sales don't surprise me given that they're older multiplat games. If you don't have either yet, definitely good prices to get them at.

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#13

Gamer83 commented on Review: Metal Gear Solid 5: Ground Zeroes (Xbo...:

Thank you Wayne, finally somebody who reviewed what's there rather than slap a 1/10 because they're not satisfied with the length about the length of the game and price. I bought the PS4 version and after some extensive play time can say this is a great teaser for MGS V: The Phantom Pain and as a huge fan of the series, and Big Boss' story in particular, I'm glad to get a little bit of MGS action this early in the generation. I have to admit I was on the fence about The Phantom Pain, but Ground Zeroes has put my mind at ease. It feels like an expanded version of Peace Walker (my favorite int he series along with Snake Eater) with some more open ended ways to attack the level. Can't wait for the final product. It's now up there with Batman: Arkham Knight and The Witcher 3 as easily my most anticipated games of the new gen.

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#16

Gamer83 commented on Review Round-Up: Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Ze...:

@SuperKMx

I think if you're a big MGS fan and have the $30 to spend, you'll enjoy the game. It has much more going for it than people are giving it credit for. The 'glorified demo' label is a bit unfair. The funny thing is, I remember a time when people went out and bought a full game just to play the MGS 2. Now granted you could argue it came packed in with a full game, and that's a fair point, but the fact still remains the main reason people bought Zone of the Enders was to get a taste of what MGS 2 was going to be like, getting a decent game along with it was just a bonus. It was a similar situation with Crackdown 1. It was a good game but the majority bought it to get into the Halo 3 beta.

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#18

Gamer83 commented on Games With Gold Improvements Are in Motion:

@Anthinator

Some pretty decent sales there. I'll give MS this, the last year or so seemed a lot better and I could tell improvements were being made in the sales it offered. As far as the home consoles go, however, I still don't think anything is as good as what PS Plus offers but MS does deserve credit for trying to get better. Nintendo is the one that has the most improving to do as far as this stuff. I do like the 3DS E-shop a lot (don't own a Wii U so will not comment on that system's online store) but there aren't many good sales.

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#20

Gamer83 commented on South Park Hits Top Spot in UK:

@hydeks

Unfortunately most of the bad stuff about Thief is true. It has some redeeming qualities but on the whole is thoroughly average.

South Park looks awesome, I really wish I could look past the turn-based aspect as I'm such a huge fan of the South Park, but sadly I can't. I just think I'd get too frustrated.

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#21

Gamer83 commented on What Games Are You Playing This Weekend - Issu...:

Dead Nation and Thief on PS4. Also bought Need For Speed Most Wanted on Vita so been playing through that. Nothing on the Xbox front right now. :(

@DRL
I can't wait to see Halo 5. I keep saying I'll probably hold off on X1 for a while, but Halo is by far my favorite franchise, and I really enjoyed 343's first stab at it with 4, so I'm sure whenever the next game is released, I'll be in line day one to pick up my pre-ordered Halo 5 console bundle (we know there will be one).

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#23

Gamer83 commented on Games With Gold Improvements Are in Motion:

For me it's not so much the 'free' games that make Plus worth it, so much as the sales. Not every game gets a sale immediately but there have been some like Rayman Legends which I got for $18 just about a few months after release. Killzone Mercenary, Batman Arkham Origins Blackgate and Tearaway got nice sales as well. In the last two weeks I got Lumines Electronic Symphony and Need for Speed Most Wanted for Vita for a little over $12 combined. Earlier this year Crysis 3 and Enslaved were only $5, Runner 2 on Vita was I believe $3. I don't know what kind of sales MS has had lately as I've mostly moved on from 360 but sales have never been a strong point of Xbox Live. If MS were to start offering better sales, and maybe a free indie game a month, Gold would look a lot nicer. But as Spencer said, all the services are different. At least he's trying to make it better, it seems like MS is trying to do a lot of things better since Mattrick left.

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#24

Gamer83 commented on Watch_Dogs Has a New Release Date:

And at least on PS4 it looks like absolute garbage. I'd guess it's the same for the X1 version but we haven't seen it so can't really comment on that.

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#25

Gamer83 commented on Batman Leaps to Next-Gen With Arkham Finale:

@SuperKMx

You're probably right about it not being in the best financial interest of WB to port Arkham Knight. And yeah, I'm thinking we'll be getting plenty of spinoffs going forward. It'll be interesting to see if the spinoffs get put on Wii U. Having a PS4 I'm not too worried about being able to get the future games and even if I had a Wii U as well and the games did show up there I'd go with the PS4 versions. It just seems like a really crappy situation for Wii U owners. This is why when I was making the decision to make the jump to next-gen I held off on the Wii U, because I had a feeling the third party support would be questionable at best.

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#27

Gamer83 commented on Batman Leaps to Next-Gen With Arkham Finale:

@SuperKMx

LOL, to be fair though, the reaction there wasn't as bad as I thought it would be. More people than I expected acknowledged while they may not care about the game themselves it is a big deal.

I just wonder if a down port would be considered later on? WB Montreal has done some good work on Wii U, let Rocksteady focus on making this game for the new gen now then after it's been out, get Montreal started on a Wii U version? It's not an ideal situation but it's better than nothing for Nintendo gamers. I guess it would really come down to if WB thinks it's worth it from a financial standpoint.

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#29

Gamer83 commented on Batman Leaps to Next-Gen With Arkham Finale:

I've been down on both PS4 and X1 lately but I have to say this announcement has me more than hyped and I think this will be the kind of game that absolutely justifies the jump to the new generation. Really hoping for a 2014 release, we'll see if it happens but great news that a new Arkham game is on the way. Some really good news too is the Batmobile, Rocksteady developing the game and it's new gen only so the game won't be held back by PS3 and 360. Unfortunate news for PS3, 360 and Wii U owners but I think this was kind of inevitable. Good news for the Sony and MS crowd that hasn't upgraded yet, the game will always be there when they do make the jump. I do feel bad for the Nintendo only guys and gals who enjoy the Arkham games though. This has to be a tough one to swallow even if some will pretend like it's not.

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#30

Gamer83 commented on Review: South Park: The Stick of Truth (Xbox 360):

Thanks for the review Ken. I'm semi-interested in this because I'm a South Park fan but the turn based gameplay is what's pushing me away. Think I'm going to wait until a couple of friends who have similar taste in gaming to mine play it and tell me how it is. If they're able to get past the turn based aspect maybe I will be too.

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#32

Gamer83 commented on Feature: Pure Xbox Best of 2013:

Top 5 for Xbox consoles only since this is an Xbox website:
1. Grand Theft Auto V
2. Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag
3. Bioshock: Infinite
4. Tomb Raider
5. Injustice: Gods Among Us

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#33

Gamer83 commented on What Games Are You Playing This Weekend - Issu...:

@JaredJ

Nice, I picked that up in mid-Nov. and was pleasantly surprised with it. Thought it would just be a end-of the generation cash-in, and it kind of was, but still a very good game and worth playing for the story. I think it might actually have the best story of the Arkham trilogy.

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#35

Gamer83 commented on NBA 2K14 Receives Another Patch:

I've noticed on both consoles, patches, patches, patches EVERY time the damn system gets turned on. I don't own an X1 myself, but a friend does, and it's game updates all the time, on PS4, game updates all the damn time. I really hope this isn't a sign of things to come. There is no excuse, even a console's launch to release broken, incomplete games. Even Nintendo had some issues with updates early on with Wii U, at least that's what I've been told by the few people I know who got a launch Wii U. Pathetic. This better not be the trend throughout the next year or, worse, this entire generation. We pay $60 for these things.

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#37

Gamer83 commented on What Games Are You Playing This Weekend? - Iss...:

On the home console front, still working through AC IV for PS4. On handhelds, just started Rayman Legends for Vita and plan on finishing up A Link Between Worlds soon, provided I don't get distracted by sidequests.

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#38

Gamer83 commented on Review: Need for Speed: Rivals (Xbox One):

Been playing it on PS4, definitely an awesome game, right up there with Hot Pursuit and Most Wanted. This makes three of the last four entries in the series really good, which is nice to see because after the original Most Wanted in 2005, the series had hit a bit of a lull until Criterion saved it. Looks like it's still in good hands with Ghost studio.

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#40

Gamer83 commented on Out This Week: November 26th (North America):

Definitely hitting that lull but can't really complain. With PS4 being only two weeks old and X1, Zelda: A Link Between Worlds, Tearaway and Super Mario 3D World all hitting in the last few days, there's a ton to play.

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#42

Gamer83 commented on Xbox One Sells Big in First 24 Hours:

It seems both PS4 and Xbox One have launched to a lot of excitement (I know I've been really enjoying the PS4) and momentum but the Wii U did too and then sank like a rock. I'm hoping for the sake of this industry that now that all 3 next-gen consoles are out and all are armed with strong 2014 lineups on the exclusive and multiplat front, that the market will have a turn around because frankly, in the home console market the last 3 years, sales have been dismal outside of CoD, GTA V and to a lesser degree, Halo.

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#43

Gamer83 commented on Round Up: Dead Rising 3 Reviews Are Pretty Killer:

I think my expectations for both this and Killzone: Shadow Fall were too high. I expected each to be the best showcase launch games for their respective consoles and to be pulling in high 8's to mid 9's... clearly not the case. None the less it looks like this is a good game and a worth entry to the series, so that's a good thing. Looks like the first true 'must-have' next-gen game though is ironically coming out this Friday for the Wii U.

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#44

Gamer83 commented on What Games Are You Playing This Weekend? - Iss...:

I've got a busy work schedule this weekend so I'm going to limit the amount of PS4 launch games I play so I can fully appreciate them when I get the chance. It'll be Killzone: Shadow Fall and Contrast, both of which I'm really enjoying, maybe on Sunday, if I'm not too busy I'll finally fire up Assassin's Creed IV. I really want to play it but I also want to be able to have the time needed to get into the experience, AC isn't a 30-60 minute pick up and play kind of game.

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#46

Gamer83 commented on Rayman Legends Heading To Xbox One:

@DRL

It's kind of sad how Ubi just throws these games out there then forgets about them. It's nice that there are gamers willing to introduce the Rayman series to others but it bothers me that the company that makes it doesn't seem to care. And I get it, AC is a huge seller, Just Dance is a huge seller and these are the games that mostly pay the bills for the employees there, but at this point do either of those franchises need all the advertising $ given how well known each is? I don't think so. It'd be nice to see Rayman just get a fraction of the ads AC does, it would certainly help consumer awareness.

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#47

Gamer83 commented on Review: Call of Duty: Ghosts (Xbox 360):

Nice review once again Dave. I keep going back and forth on this game. I think I want to buy it, just like I think I want to buy Lego and NBA. Then I think that between Killzone: Shadow Fall, AC IV and Injustice along with the F2P games and instant game colllection through PS-Plus I'll have enough to get through Christmas and maybe this game goes on sale. Of course, then I watch playthroughs on youtube and it seems like camper haven. I play a lot of games but I'm very average at them and only look to have fun, the CoD community though is intent on getting these kill streaks and talking up their k-d's and other nonsense and it just doesn't look like a fun experience.

I'm one of those strange people I guess who gets FPS with singleplayer in mind and multi as a nice option afterwards. Glad to read that this campaign, even if isn't anything special, was at least worth the playthrough. I'm thinking a $40 post-Christmas buy for PS4 if possible? That might not be a bad purchase.

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#48

Gamer83 commented on Editor's Opinion: Just Play Games:

I think for at least the next month or two I'm going to avoid places like IGN, Gamespot and Gametrailers. I actually like all of those websites a lot but the communities there are a joke and sap all the joy our of gaming. Anything less than a 10 sucks. Sony, MS and Nintendo all suck (I actually agree with that to a large extent from a business perspective but that's a different discussion). Anyway I'm glad that at least at PushSquare and Pure Xbox we'll be able to have discussions mostly devoid of the console war nonsense. Only unfortunate part is outside of Killzone, Dead Rising and Forza the next-gen retail 'blockbusters' I look forward to don't come out until 2014 so it's possible after a few weeks discussion about PS4 and X1 will die down. To be fair these companies can't fire all the bullets at once. I am interested to see how the next-gen versions of cross-gen games like AC, NBA and Lego Marvel will stack up to the PS3/Xbox 360 versions.

Anyway, I'm hyped up. I've got tomorrow off work and will be going to the PS4 launch party, can't wait for the next-gen to begin. I agree with Ken, new consle launches beat almost anything and what makes them special is that they don't happen often. This one is the longest in the making during the time I've been a gamer.

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#49

Gamer83 commented on Out This Week: November 12th (North America):

@DRL

I'm looking forward to the X1 coverage for sure. Should be a fun couple weeks at all 3 websites. PS4 launch, X1 launch and Nintendo is putting out a new Mario and Zelda, those latter two are always exciting even if they aren't releasing alongside new machines.