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Gamer83

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#2

Gamer83 commented on Phil Spencer Debunks Xbox One Mini Rumour:

Good call. I have a feeling since what happened in 2013 that MS is being much more cautious. I wouldn't be surprised at all if this was an actual thing in development but before even announcing it they had somebody from within 'leak' info that led to the rumor to see the consumer reaction. From what I saw, most of it was negative and MS made the right choice accordingly. I still think this kind of system will happen eventually, especially if the NX rumors are true and Nintendo goes the no-disc route, but it has to be done in a tactful, non-forceful manner. Part of the X1's problem was the general attitude of the people at MS at the time.

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#4

Gamer83 commented on Review: Gears of War: Ultimate Edition (Xbox One):

@A_BabyRed_Yoshi
What I always liked about 1 was Marcus and Dom's trip to the gas station about midway through the campaign, going through the Fenix estate and also meeting up with Baird and Cole. The interaction between the four I thought was great. Like the review says, some of the humor is hit or miss but overall I liked it a lot and the game did a great job of making you feel like part of a squad.

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#5

Gamer83 commented on Review: Gears of War: Ultimate Edition (Xbox One):

Loved it in 2006, love it even more now with the much improved graphics and extra campaign content. I'd say even 9 years later this is still, easily, my favorite third person shooter. Gears 3 was great as well but there's something I just really liked about the original. It seemed more enclosed in its battle areas than 3 and I think that plays to the game's benefit.

As always, @DRL, great review.

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#6

Gamer83 commented on Out Today: Gears of War: Ultimate Edition (Xbo...:

@A_BabyRed_Yoshi
Honestly, I'm not a multiplayer guy either, not sure about bots but I'll look into that. The campaign is pretty decent length for a shooter and there's multiple routes in a few levels. Doesn't change the outcome but gives a slightly different battle scenario. Also collecting cog tags opens up comics, I think that's pretty cool.

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#8

Gamer83 commented on Round Up: Phantom Pain Reviews Suggest Metal G...:

@Utena-mobile
Very fair point. I guess to me, gameplay will always take top billing, even in MGS. I love MGS 3 but if the trade off for more gameplay in TPP is less story, I'm fine with that. MGS has always had good gameplay but many times I feel it's gotten lost in the needlessly long cut scenes for games that, outside of the big boss saga, have an incoherent story anyway. I completely understand what you mean though I have to admit, I like exploring the world in all games, even Gears of War. Especially now in Ultimate Edition because not only do you get achievements for finding dog tags but it unlocks comic book pages as well. Of course I'm mainly in it for the sublime shooting gallery.

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#9

Gamer83 commented on Out Today: Dishonored: Definitive Edition (Xbo...:

Gears Ultimate Edition, Dishonored Definitive Edition, Until Dawn, Madden... A stupid amount of games for the end of August, and next week MGS V. It's about to start getting tough to keep up, but I love that. No shortage of great stuff to play.

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#10

Gamer83 commented on Out Today: Gears of War: Ultimate Edition (Xbo...:

@JaxonH
Oh, and to answer your question of what this game really is.... It's awesome. Very few TPS play as well as this one. I'm guessing this will be your first time playing? I'll be interested to know what you think after you get to spend some hours with it.

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#13

Gamer83 commented on Out Today: Gears of War: Ultimate Edition (Xbo...:

@JaxonH
This is a remake of the first Gears, actually has some extra campaign content that was in the PC version but never on the 360. If you play before a certain date (forget when but I think sometime in December) you will get access to the entire Gears collection through backwards compatibility. When we get access to those games is the question. I was under the impression it was going to be this week but I've read all sorts of conflicting reports on forums. This is basically a collection though, hopefully you have some space on your harddrive.

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#14

Gamer83 commented on Out Today: Madden NFL 16 (Xbox One / Xbox 360):

@dnky666
I thought last year's game was pretty decent, though no where near as good as the series true glory days (for me) from 03-05 on PS2. Have you played Madden 15 and would you say this year's game is better? If it is, I may nab it once it hits $30 or $40 in the post-holiday sales.

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#16

Gamer83 commented on Rumour: Microsoft Planning Disc-less Xbox One ...:

@KelticDevil
That's Nintendo's blessing and curse it seems. It marches to its own beat and in some ways it's great, in others, it's very detrimental. NX will most likely continue this trend. I'm still expecting a hybrid of console and handheld gaming. If that happens, I see a lot of benefits but some serious flaws as well. Regardless, this industry keeps moving forward and it's going to be interesting to see how things play out. There's lots of rumors surrounding the big 3 these days, all of which may have a big future implications.

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#17

Gamer83 commented on Round Up: Phantom Pain Reviews Suggest Metal G...:

@Vincent294
MGS' gameplay had always been an acquired taste. I liked the slower pace of it but the controls and camera angles could sometimes be frustrating, but I still liked trying to figure things out. I did enjoy the approach taken in Ground Zeroes much better though. If all of The Phantom Pain is like that, it's going to be a blast whether the story drones on or not. Honestly, I never thought I'd see the day gamers b*tch about having more gameplay than story in a VIDEO GAME but once again goes to show either I'm old and out of touch or gamers don't know what the hell they want. People cry and complain on end that games like Uncharted, The Last of Us, Until Dawn, etc, don't have enough gameplay compared to story. Heck, Metal Gear itself has been called 'Movie Gear Solid' and it's not meant to be a compliment. So, MGS 5 comes along and what do 'gamers' do? Cry it has more gameplay than talking and cutscenes. Unbelievable.

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#18

Gamer83 commented on Out Today: Gears of War: Ultimate Edition (Xbo...:

Started playing at midnight and went until 4:30 a.m. and the time flew by. I almost forgot how much I love the first Gears of War and this remake is brilliantly done. Still the best entry in the series, and still, easily, my favorite-ever third person shooter.

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#19

Gamer83 commented on Round Up: Phantom Pain Reviews Suggest Metal G...:

@KelticDevil
MGS 3 is still in my top 3 all-time, I might even put it No. 1 (close with Ocarina of Time) and Peace Walker is easily my favorite PSP game. I'm pretty confident The Phantom Pain will fall right in line. The Big Boss MGS games have been the best in the series without question.

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#20

Gamer83 commented on Rumour: Microsoft Planning Disc-less Xbox One ...:

@KelticDevil
I don't trust any of the big 3 either, but there's nobody else making consoles so I just hope if they're going to go all digital, they do it the right way. Nintendo is the most consumer-friendly, the problem is, outside of Mario and Zelda I'm really not into their first-party games anymore and since those consoles don't get GTA, Mortal Kombat, Assassin's Creed, Mass Effect, NHL, NBA 2K, Fallout, Metal Gear Solid, etc. It really isn't an option for me anymore. I'd love to see that change because I don't like missing out on the Mario games, but it is what it is.

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#21

Gamer83 commented on Round Up: Phantom Pain Reviews Suggest Metal G...:

@KelticDevil
I think with Peace Walker, though it still had plenty of story, they started going the 'more gameplay, less droning on' route, and simply took it further with this one. That's fine by me. As much as I love MGS the story has always been all over the damn place. People can say what they want about Ground Zeroes. I think charging $30 for a demo was a mistake but I wouldn't say the gameplay was bad at all.

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#22

Gamer83 commented on Rumour: Microsoft Planning Disc-less Xbox One ...:

@KelticDevil
I think the bottomline is we have to see it play out. I won't lie. My entire music collection is now all digital. I could see myself doing the same for games, but there would need to be massive changes. The biggest change, that you already mentioned, would be the need for prices to be much lower. It is absurd to pay $60 for digital games. No question about that.

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#23

Gamer83 commented on Rumour: Microsoft Planning Disc-less Xbox One ...:

@KelticDevil
Rumors are circulating that the NX might not have a disc drive. If Nintendo jumps on this bandwagon, not at all far fetched to believe Sony and MS will. I don't think it's a great idea, but to keep gaming we might not have a choice but to accept this is the future, no matter how much it sucks (and it sucks imo).

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#26

Gamer83 commented on Rumour: Microsoft Planning Disc-less Xbox One ...:

Well, I think this could be what Phil Spencer meant when he recently mentioned something people will 'throw eggs at.' I'll be honest, I prefer physical copies of games and I'm not in favor of all-digital consoles, from any company. We'll see how it plays out though.

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#28

Gamer83 commented on CD PROJEKT RED Thinks Free DLC Should Be An In...:

I have respect for CD Projekt Red. Unlike a lot of companies it really does seem this one puts a lot of time into crafting a high-quality product with a lot tons of content. That said, offering free cosmetic DLC is most definitely a PR exercise. They can put this in the game and it's like it totally negates the fact there's an expansion on the way that you have to pay for. What I find most hilarious is the hypocrisy from gamers. You know what other company offers free cosmetic bs? NetherRealm with MK X. You know who still gets slammed for offering a Kombat Pass? NetherRealm. It all comes down to if you like a studio or not, I guess. To me, cosmetic bs is cosmetic bs, and paid-for DLC even if it's a big expansion, is still paid-for DLC. It's laughable how one company can get away with it while others are taken to task. Fortunately it seems most here are on the same page. I enjoy the other websites I frequent (PushSquare, Nintendo Life, PSXExtreme) a lot, but it's nice to come to this one because it doesn't seem like my way of thinking is that insane. Some of the people at the others places... We're all entitled to opinions but lets just say there are definitely some double standards.

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#31

Gamer83 commented on Peter Moore: It Doesn't Matter That EA Access ...:

@KelticDevil
I'm certainly intrigued to see where gaming goes in the immediate and distant future. I don't think we'll see too many changes in the next year or two but I do think this gen is going to be shorter than the last one and when MS and Sony move on it's not going to be to consoles in the traditional sense. I'm thinking PlayStation and Xbox will be services.

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#32

Gamer83 commented on NBA Live 16 Demo Scheduled to Hit the Court in...:

@Tasuki
I'm thinking that's probably the last time I played a Live game as well. Although it might've been before that because around 97 or 98 there was a Kobe Bryant basketball game on N64 that was pretty awesome and was where I got most of virtual basketball. Then 2K came around and there's been no looking back, they have video game hoops on lockdown.

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#33

Gamer83 commented on EA Will Not Be Poaching Kojima, Thinks Hideo a...:

@Spooke2k
Which is why I wouldn't be surprised if he goes the indie route to try and avoid the mega publishers. The thing is, though, to get the money to continue to put out the same kind of 'AAA' releases he put out for Konami, he's going to need a big backer. I hate EA's philosophy so I don't want him working with them at all. But a team up with one of the big 3 would be great.

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#34

Gamer83 commented on Peter Moore: It Doesn't Matter That EA Access ...:

@KelticDevil
A frustration we have to deal with to continue enjoying gaming I guess. Truth is for people like us who are in our 30's it's something we should be used to by now but even when I think I've seen it all some company, first or third party, does something that's so incredibly dumb I can't help but sit there and say 'wow.'

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#36

Gamer83 commented on Peter Moore: It Doesn't Matter That EA Access ...:

@JaxonH
I don't regret buying the Vita but in truth the only reason I've kept it around is it's a handheld system that lets me take some of my favorite home console games (Mortal Kombat 9, Dead or Alive 5, Muramasa, Dragon's Crown and MLB The Show) on the go. If it didn't, I'd have gotten rid of it long ago just like I got rid of the Wii U for an Xbox One when I realized outside of Super Mario platformers there's not much on the home console front Nintendo does that interests me anymore. That's not a slam, though, I realize other people love Wii U so great for them. I can totally understand if other people feel the same way about PS4, Xbox One or Vita as I do about the Wii U. Hell some people don't get much out of 3DS. The good thing is there's so many options.

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#37

Gamer83 commented on Peter Moore: It Doesn't Matter That EA Access ...:

@KelticDevil
That's exactly my problem with EA Access not being on PS4. If somebody were to ask my personal opinion, EA Access doesn't represent good value because outside of Mass Effect, EA no longer has games that interest me. That said for people who are interested in EA games, it doesn't seem to be bad value. But even if it was, Sony - and this is coming from somebody who games primarily on PlayStation - has got to be kidding me with its reasoning. It doesn't matter if it's the PR person's job (I went to school for journalism and communications so I know all too well about nonsensical PR), don't sit there when you have a program like PS Now and tell me with a straight face that EA Access isn't on PS4 because you're concerned about 'value.' I'm not stupid, so please don't insult my intelligence. Anybody with half a functioning brain cell knows Sony isn't doing this to be consumer friendly or protect our best interests, it's entirely because this is a competing program that actually represents better value than the in-house program.

I'd have much more respect for these companies if they didn't all try to bs us all the damn time but since that's not the case, I wouldn't care if they all went to hell. Video games will survive without Sony, MS or even Nintendo, just like the industry moved on from Atari, so I'd have no problem going to PC or a brand new company that enters the market.

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#38

Gamer83 commented on Peter Moore: It Doesn't Matter That EA Access ...:

@Red620Ti
It's actually a cool website with a mostly cool community. It's just sometimes people there lose their minds. You won't find too many people who care less about EA than me but even I can still see why there are people who can find great value in EA Access. And at the end of the day, it's all about consumer choice. My problem with the PlayStation fanbase response is that people seem to have this notion that Sony is 'protecting' us from some sort of future they've created in their own damn fanboy minds. The most hilarious part is Sony isn't putting EA Access on there simply because it doesn't want to harm its own competing subscription services. It has nothing to do with being consumer friendly. I always get a kick out of how people think these corporations are their friends. Sure there's others who go to the opposite extreme and label Sony or MS or even Nintendo 'evil' which is crazy too. I don't think 'evil' is the right descriptor but I can damn sure tell you, these companies aren't here to be buddy-buddy with the consumer either. That's just a fact and it's why I have no brand loyalty. I just buy consoles with games I want to play.

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#39

Gamer83 commented on Peter Moore: It Doesn't Matter That EA Access ...:

Doesn't do much for me but that's because I don't care for EA's games. That said, it's ridiculous Sony hasn't allowed this on PS4. If you want a good laugh though, go over to pushsquare and read some of the hilarious comments. I'm mostly a PlayStation gamer but sometimes that fanbase just makes me face palm.

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#46

Gamer83 commented on Handbrakes on as Details Emerge of New Need fo...:

Looks like I'm sticking to Forza Horizon 2 for my arcade racing fix, which is fine by me, I still have some unfinished tasks in the game. Still, it says Need For Speed on the box, I think it'll sell even with the online-only requirement. I hate that direction for the series - and for games in general - but I think I'm in the minority on that.

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#48

Gamer83 commented on Hideki Kamiya Implores Fans Not to Judge Scale...:

@KelticDevil
Meh, I can't relate to most characters. For example a game like Tomb Raider where you have to play as a female. I certainly can't relate to that, but it's a still a good game with a likeable star. I'll wait until this game is out before judging. I actually like some of the generic, roided up bro characters, it's entirely possible I'll like this character, we really didn't see much. We did see enough of the gameplay and that looks great so this will be a day one buy, good lead character or not.

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#49

Gamer83 commented on Review: Rare Replay (Xbox One):

@DRL
The original Perfect Dark is still a favorite of mine so I'd say that's the highlight for me as far as the games go. Killer Instinct Gold has been fun to play again as well, it's a game I sank a lot of hours into during the early N64 days. The extra videos you can unlock are very cool as well, I always love behind the scenes and making-of interviews.