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Gamer83

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#1

Gamer83 commented on DmC: Devil May Cry & Devil May Cry 4 Coming to...:

@stylon @Jairo_MC

Exactly, the names PortStation4 or IndieStation4 have been used for a reason, and I'm a PlayStation guy mostly but truth is the truth. I do like that Sony is helping to give these indie games more exposure, because some of them truly deserve the recognition, but the utter lack of newer, quality is hurting that machine and it annoys me when I see any development resources being put towards a re-release when they could be put towards a sequel or, even better, a new IP.

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#4

Gamer83 commented on Forza Horizon 2 Storm Island DLC Will Be Avail...:

@stylon

$10 since you're a VIP. Pretty sure the car pass is strictly that.

@JaxonH
I'd definitely recommend playing the game first and seeing what you think of the races, the handling, really the way the game plays in general. Some people love open world racing games, others would rather a regular track racer. If you like what it has to offer I think the $20 for this DLC will be worth it, at least from the looks of it. Forza Horizon 1 had something similar with a huge Rally Expansion that was well done.

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#5

Gamer83 commented on Feature: Did Xbox Live Gold Represent Value fo...:

I got Dead Rising 2 (and the DLC) and Dishonored for free, I'd say that provides enough value. The main thing I look for on both PSN and XBL is sales and I've scored some good deals the past year on both brands by paying for Plus and Live.

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#6

Gamer83 commented on Forza Horizon 2 Storm Island DLC Will Be Avail...:

@JaxonH

You have to buy the $20 VIP Pass. You get these five cars - 2012 Lamborghini Urus, 2014 Tesla Model S, 1967 Ferrari 330 P4, 1949 Mercury Coupe, and the 2013 Donkervoort D8 GT - and random gifts like in-game currency and for wheelspins which you give $$$ the value gets doubled which helps with getting the awesome cars (and there are a ton of awesome ones in this game) a lot quicker.

Unfortunately, I can't tell you if you need to be a XBL Gold member to be able to take advantage of this. I wouldn't think so, but I've also never really looked into it because I've always had Gold.

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#7

Gamer83 commented on DmC: Devil May Cry & Devil May Cry 4 Coming to...:

@stylon
I'm not a fan of all these re-releases myself but it's not as big a problem on Xbox One as it is PS4 because at least games like Forza Horizon 2, Killer Instinct, Dead Rising 3 and Sunset Overdrive are good so there is new stuff worth playing and the last-gen ports are just there to help get through the wait for the newer stuff. On PS4 the only game worth playing this year that couldn't be bought elsewhere was inFamous: Second Son, and that's what makes the focus on ports (and indies) on that console so frustrating for me. I can't say I hate getting a better version of a game I liked though, it's been a while since Devil May Cry 4 released and I never finished it on 360 so I'll get the special edition this summer.

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#8

Gamer83 commented on Forza Horizon 2 Storm Island DLC Will Be Avail...:

I thought it would be $20 for everybody so I was going to wait a little bit but for $10? I'm definitely getting this. I still play the game a lot and this seems like a substantial piece of DLC to make an already great game even better.

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#12

Gamer83 commented on Xbox One Was the Best Selling Console in Novem...:

@EternalDragonX
Once people have a preconceived notion about things it's tough to break through that. The talk about PS4 being vastly more powerful (even if that's not the case) and a lot of the bs that happened at E3 2013 hurt the Xbox One. There's also the fact it's a Microsoft product and for whatever reason MS gets perceived as the devil while many look at Sony as some angelic company which is just hilarious (and pathetic). Phil Spencer has done a good job righting the ship though. He's made some big deals and some of the bold moves made this holiday have paid off. Also Playground Games and Insomniac deserve a ton of credit for delivering on a couple big exclusives while Sony was busy feeding people that fail known as DriveClub. It is too bad Sunset Overdrive hasn't received the sales it deserves but I'd like to think with Xbox One selling extremely well this holiday season SO is a game that may get recognition as time goes on. As long as it puts up the sales encouraging enough that a sequel gets green lit, that's all I care about.

@CunningSmile
I actually think the Rocky advertisements are lame but can't be perfect all the time. Traditionally though MS has been fantastic at marketing Xbox products. The live action Halo commercials they've done and I'm sure will do when Halo 5 is close to release, are among my favorite game advertisements of all time.

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#13

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

Super busy with work this weekend but with the free time I get, I'll play some Halo and I've been going back to old standby Forza Horizon 2. Been playing the latter constantly since it launched. It's possibly my favorite driving game ever.

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#14

Gamer83 commented on Xbox One Was the Best Selling Console in Novem...:

Good. Sony needs a fire lit under its a$$ just like MS needed for a little bit. Lower price, better exclusives, X1 is the pretty obvious choice this holiday. I think this could continue through January but with The Order and Bloodblorne in Feb. and March things could turn back into Sony's favor overall for Q1 2015. I think it's going to be neck-and-neck which is good for gamers.

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#17

Gamer83 commented on Rise of the Tomb Raider Now to Be Published by...:

@JaxonH

I think it's a matter of MS fired the first shot, now Sony has to fire back. There's more PS4 owners out there so naturally there will be less uproar. There's also the fact that it is the PS fanbase that supported Tomb Raider in greater numbers. I'm pretty sure, however, had Sony money hatted for Mass Effect or Splinter Cell or another franchise mostly associated with Xbox, you'd have seen the same kind of rage Tomb Raider got. At the same time, the anger was misplaced. It's SE who should've drawn most of the wrath because despite the constant support from PS fans, that idiotic company continues to screw that userbase over. At least Capcom is pretty fair with its exclusive dealings (not that it has much of a choice these days). Anyway, I think it's crap both ways but it is what it is. Even if I had no plans to get an X1 before the Tomb Raider announcement I would've bought one after because it's clear MS is going to be chasing some big third party exclusives. Things are just getting started.

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#19

Gamer83 commented on Rise of the Tomb Raider Now to Be Published by...:

@Chameleon1977

Yeah, there has to be legal terms in the contract that's f'ing up both sides from saying everything they want to. A franchise this big, it can only benefit Phil Spencer to be able to say, 'yes this is console exclusive, Xbox is the only console brand Rise of the Tomb Raider will ever appear on.' I'm sure he wants to be able to come right out and say that. Maybe we can get some confirmation at one of the early shows next year before E3.

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#21

Gamer83 commented on Rise of the Tomb Raider Now to Be Published by...:

I'm hoping 2015 will be the last year of cross-gen, I had that hope for 2014, but it's clear there's still stuff getting through over the next year as well. Not a big fan of it but it's ok as long as 2016 and beyond is all current gen.

And yeah, I think MS will win this console war in the end because it has the money to spend to do so, just like Sony back in the day. I don't like the locking out but Sony was the bully during the PSone and 2 eras, now they're getting it turned around on them. Competition is a good thing but in the end any market MS enters it eventually gains complete control of so it's just a matter of time for consoles really.

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#22

Gamer83 commented on Rise of the Tomb Raider Now to Be Published by...:

Good thing I have both consoles but I don't enjoy seeing gamers on other platforms get locked out of games, especially when in the case of Tomb Raider it was supported in bigger numbers on PlayStation. Yes, I know it's business and I know mine is probably the unpopular opinion but whatever. I'll buy both games, I do feel bad for the people on both sides who miss out though, so will not join the celebration. I will celebrate however if a decision is made in the next few weeks to scrap the 360 version. Not likely but it would be for the best and MS would reap the benefits as well. It gains a full-on now current-gen console exclusive that will move consoles off shelves and gamers benefit with an even better game that we know is taking advantage of the better hardware to the fullest.

That said, more deals are surely coming from both sides. I've always looked at Mass Effect as more of an Xbox game and the series has gone downhill since the MS-published original, if they're going to deal with EA again, I'd rather that than Titanfall 2 but the latter would probably be the more fiscally responsible decision.

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#24

Gamer83 commented on The Game Awards - Live Stream:

I thought Far Cry 4 was the deserving winner. Titanfall is a good game too, for what it does, but not really a fan of the mechs or total lack of singleplayer.

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#25

Gamer83 commented on The Game Awards - Live Stream:

Forza Horizon 2 got f'ed out of Racing Game of the Year. I'm a Mario Kart fan but 8 just won on reputation. I should've known after that happened though that the true overall GOTY, Bayonetta 2, was going to get screwed so there had to be a 'make up' award somewhere. Kind of like when an umpire who's standing right top of the play makes a dumbass call in a baseball game and to 'make things right' screws the other team later in the game.

Also disappointed in the lack of significant X1 news. MS had stuff it could've brought that would've made the show a lot better. No Quantum Break and no Crackdown was very disappointing.

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#27

Gamer83 commented on Pure Holidays: Our Guide to the Best Xbox 360 ...:

I can't imagine playing Forza Horizon 2 on the 360 after playing it on the One. No weather effects (which to me is a big missing feature), no new DLC (as a car freak this is also a big deal), the 360 version is just real barebones. The base game is solid enough but still.

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#28

Gamer83 commented on Pure Holidays: Our Guide to the Best Xbox One ...:

I've got Forza Horizon 2 and Sunset Overdrive both in my top 5 for best games this year. Anybody with an X1 or thinking about getting one would be crazy to pass those up. And The Evil Within is an underrated gem. Hopefully some holiday sales get it into a few more homes, I want to see a sequel.

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#29

Gamer83 commented on Xbox One Dominates Black Friday in US, Nudges ...:

@EternalDragonX

That word has been out on that for a while now though. I'm honestly surprised the turn around didn't happen in Sept. or Oct. when the price drop happened and Forza Horizon 2 and Sunset Overdrive were set to relesase. But, at least the X1 is gaining a lot of momentum this holiday, better late than never and 2015 looks like it'll be a monumental year for the console. Imo, it has the best exclusives lined up, add that to the fact we know it'll get all the third party games and there's really no reason for anybody to continue to pretend that the console isn't worth it unless said person is a pathetic Sony/Nintendo corporate slave.

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#30

Gamer83 commented on Xbox One Dominates Black Friday in US, Nudges ...:

Pricing was the biggest factor but MS also had the better fall lineup and that had to contribute to some degree. Games like GTA V, COD: AW, Madden 15, Far Cry 4, WWE, etc, are all available on both consoles and function pretty much the same (for better or in the case of Assassin's Creed: Unity, worse) so I have a hard time believing any of those games really tipped the scales. Forza Horizon 2 and Sunset Overdrive however are better than any exclusives the PS4 had throughout the year. The only one that could possibly be in the argument is inFamous: Second Son. So between the pricing, which allowed consumers to score some great deals on X1 bundles, and the awesome exclusives it's no surprise that in its strongest territory, the X1 is going to take the holiday season and should so by a comfortable margin.

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#34

Gamer83 commented on Ubisoft Confirms The Crew Will Launch Before R...:

Wow, this fall from grace has been fast and stunning. As recently as the summer I still held Ubisoft in high regard despite being slightly disappointed in Watch_Dogs. But since Sept. it has just been stupid a$$ decision after stupid a$$ decision.

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#36

Gamer83 commented on Review: Halo: The Master Chief Collection (Xbo...:

Love the campaigns and I'm mostly a singleplayer gamer so the Collection is worth it. I am a little disappointed online still isn't working perfectly though, at least not for me. It's whatever though, most of my friends who I thought I'd be playing online against have got hooked on Dragon Age or Far Cry 4 so we won't be playing any Halo probably until the H5 beta and by the time we're done with that I'm sure any issues MCC had will have been taken care of. I am getting a little tired of games releasing and not everything working out of the box though. Same issue with GTA V, two years in a row. Good singleplayer, online that doesn't work properly.

Anyway, nice review, glad you guys didn't just slap a 10/10 at the end and throw the review out there pre-patching like some other websites.

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#37

Gamer83 commented on Review: LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham (Xbox One):

Nice review. This is a game that for me unfortunately got buried under the avalanche of other releases. GTA V has me hooked once again, I've still got some Halo campaigns to play through, I bought LBP 3 which I've barely started and there's Far Cry 4 which I have to buy and is slightly higher on my list than Lego Batman 3. Once I get through some of those other games I'd like to give this one a try. Lego Batman 2 was pretty decent.

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#38

Gamer83 commented on Xbox One Hits 1 Million Sales in UK, Outsells ...:

I think both PS4 and Xbox One have exceeded year one expectations. Hopefully both will continue to sell well and maybe these developers can start putting Xbox 360 and PS3 behind them. I can't help but wonder if some of the stuff that has gone on recently was a result of devs still trying to support the older consoles as well as the newer ones.

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#44

Gamer83 commented on Editor's Opinion: Why Refusing Review Embargoe...:

@JaxonH
Yeah, if the embargo lifts say four or five days before release like what happened with Forza Horizon 2, that's usually a good indicator of how the publisher and developer feels about a game and there's usually time after that to at least pre-order a standard copy of a game if an extra weapon or mission gets somebody hyped. I'm not against embargoes I just wish they'd tell us when one ends. Sounds like that's what pX is going to do so that's cool.

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#45

Gamer83 commented on 343 Slims Down The Master Chief Collection's M...:

Can't even get into a match. Not going to lie, I'm massively disappointed by this. Getting sick of spending my hard-earned cash on games that don't work properly. Granted I bought the collection mostly for the campaigns but there is no excuse for match making to not work like it should. I think over the next year I'm going to get much more picky about what I buy and Halo 5, despite the fact this is my favorite franchise, has gone from must-buy to a maybe. I've lost confidence in 343.

I don't know what is wrong with 'AAA' developers lately but some of these releases have just been downright embarrassing. DriveClub was and still is a disaster, AC Unity is bugged beyond belief, matchmaking in Halo MCC doesn't work. I hate delays as much as anybody but a delayed, working product in the end is better than a rushed, broken game. Scary enough, DriveClub was delayed 11 months and still released the way it did. What makes it worse, I'm really starting to get the feeling that these people just don't care about the consumers. If they did, bs like this wouldn't happen as regularly as it does. I feel like the old man who's screaming at kids to get off my lawn but I miss the 16-bit glory days.

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#47

Gamer83 commented on Editor's Opinion: Why Refusing Review Embargoe...:

Appreciate the honesty regarding the situation. As for pre-orders, a lot of stuff lately has caused me to change my stance on them. I used to pre-order any game that interested me, but with some of the half-a$$ery I've seen lately, from now on I'm sticking to pre-ordering games only from developers I trust. Nintendo hasn't broken that trust, if there is a 3DS game I'm really looking forward to, I will pre-order. Uncharted 4 is pre-ordered, so is The Witcher 3. Sucker Punch's and Insomniac's next games will also be pre-ordered, whatever they make. I was planning on pre-ordering Halo 5 when Gamestop starts taking them, however, I have to admit I'm not completely happy with what happened with the match making situation in Halo MCC. 343 has hurt that trust a little bit and we'll have to see what happens in the next coming days or week. It better not become MS' DriveClub. Ubisoft I am completely done with. At the very least the X1 version of ACU should've been flawless seeing as MS did pay them some money for co-marketing deals.

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#49

Gamer83 commented on Xbox One Triples Week-on-Week Sales, Outsells ...:

Well, Xbox One has been the better deal, price wise, for a couple months now and somehow was still getting outsold but it had to happen eventually where it climbed to the top of the charts. I think what really turned things around though is three 80+ exclusives have released in the last five or so weeks. And Halo The Master Chief Collection was at 90 on metacritic until some ridiculous review just came out and rated the game at a 58 on their scale, because online isn't busted right now. I'd be fine with that, except the same website gave a sterling review to DriveClub. Credibility shot.

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#50

Gamer83 commented on Review: Assassin's Creed Unity (Xbox One):

@JaxonH

The X button or I guess you'd call it the guide button, I actually don't know it's official name, the one you use to turn the controller on. I refer to it as X all the time but it is confusing because obviously there's the X face button as well.