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Gamer83

Male, 32, United States

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#1

Gamer83 commented on Limited Edition White Xbox One Master Chief Co...:

I like to have a uniform color scheme in my entertainment system so black is the only choice, but I have to say, the white Xbox One consoles and controllers look awesome. But what I really can't want to see is that Halo 5 special edition Xbox One which seems inevitable.

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#2

Gamer83 commented on EA Confirms Need for Speed for Xbox One:

Looking forward to it. No Forza Horizon or GT 7 in 2015 so this may be the racing game to get. Was interested in Project Cars but the review from here and the one from PushSquare weren't exactly flowing with positivity. Hopefully NFS delivers.

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#3

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

Mortal Kombat X and thanks the PlayStation Store Flash Sale, The Wolf Among Us. Held off on the latter for quite a while because I heard mixed things but for $4.80 too good a price to pass up. Seems decent enough so far.

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#4

Gamer83 commented on April NPDs: Xbox One Outsells PS4 in US:

@Utena-mobile

MS was doing a great job courting third parties and getting exclusives early on in the last gen. Many franchises ended up going multiplats with the sequel but popular series like Bioshock, Mass Effect, Saints Row and Dead Rising got their starts on 360. The early third party games that were multiplat generally looked and ran better on 360 because it was an easier console to develop for and there was the fact that the 360 was giving the gamer a far superior experience for $200 less, since Sony idiotically released PS3 at $600. Anything $500 is insane for a game console, $400 is pushing it but I am willing to go that high, not beyond though.

To its credit, Sony made changes, got things turned around (in large part because of some great work by its first party studios and second party partners) and PS3 ended up being my favorite console of the last gen. But it took three years for it to become worth buying. MS saw problems with X1 early and thankfully responded quickly.

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#5

Gamer83 commented on April NPDs: Xbox One Outsells PS4 in US:

I generally prefer the PS4 but this is good. Looking at the holiday lineups, Sony's is laughable on the exclusive front (Until Dawn? Really?!). Frankly outside of inFamous: Second Son and Bloodborne, PS4 exclusives haven't been great. This is hopefully a wake up call for Sony to step the hell up on the exclusive front.

I'm also not totally surprised by this news in that the Xbox One is cheaper and the brand, while taking a hit, hasn't suffered the damage PlayStation's did in the early days of PS3. The $300 price and exclusives like Forza Horizon 2 and Halo MCC also help tremendously. This is MS' strongest market, it won't give it up without a fight. I still think Xbox wins here in the end but the gap probably will be more like 3 mil or 4 mil than the 10 mil or so it won by last gen. PS is popular here too and this gen Sony hasn't been nearly as stupid with pricing and the advertising, while not great, is much, much improved. MS is still the king of advertising though.

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#6

Gamer83 commented on Xbox E3 2015 Plans Detailed, Xbox Daily Show R...:

We'll see about 'greatest games lineup in Xbox history,' but one thing is for certain and that's that Xbox One, when you factor in exclusives and multiplats, has the best all-around holiday lineup so if nothing else the show will be very good. Hopefully more surprises than last year. Though just of games we know about I hope they really roll out the red carpet for Crackdown.

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#9

Gamer83 commented on You Can Play as Batgirl in Batman: Arkham Knig...:

@BAMozzy

I guess the reason for my doubt is that Rocksteady has never really done DLC on this scale and there has to be a lot to it to justify the $40 price. The Batgirl missions, since that's all we really know about right now, will have to have a lot to them and it will have to provide a good amount of playtime. What I worry about is it will feel like something ripped out of the game to be sold for a extra $$$. And that isn't cool. Especially if Arkham Knight comes out and doesn't seem as long or as involved as the previous games. Maybe it's not all Rocksteady's fault but the way many have handled DLC the past few years certainly justifies being cautious in regards to this practice from any company. And WB being the publisher doesn't help matters. I mean, the microtransactions in MK aren't the biggest deal because it's stuff that can be earned through playing the game, but the fact that the option is there just screams greed. Who's to say Rocksteady hasn't been forced to strip Arkham Knight, which will be its publisher's biggest game of the year, of significant story content to be sold for extra cash?

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#10

Gamer83 commented on You Can Play as Batgirl in Batman: Arkham Knig...:

It's not season pass fatigue in my casse, it's more a lack of trust. I stumped up for the Limited Edition of MK X that came with the Kombat Pass because I know what I'm getting with a NetherRealm game. That pass was at the highest I'm willing to pay but I knew I was going to get those characters individually anyway, so why not save money instead of getting them alone? I also get a week's early access. The problem with Arkham Knight's DLC is Rocksteady has simply not earned the benefit of the doubt. I'm nervous this is going to be stuff that absolutely should be in the $60 game. I hope they prove me wrong and Arkham Knight is as lengthy and content rich as Asylum and City.

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#12

Gamer83 commented on You Can Play as Batgirl in Batman: Arkham Knig...:

After Wonder Woman, Batgirl is easily my favorite superheroine so I'd love to play this DLC but if the only way to do so is by paying $40 for a season pass, WB can stuff it. I'll admit I've overpayed for stuff before but there's times even I draw the line. More than $100 for a 'Collector's Edition' is not going to happen, and even $100 is only happening if it's a favorite franchise of mine. $40 for a season pass is beyond insane and nothing would ever make it worth that price.

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#14

Gamer83 commented on Warner Bros. Announces Eye-watering Season Pas...:

Ridiculous. And all I can say is the story content better not feel like it's something that should have been in the $60 game. Rocksteady and WB haven't exactly earned the benefit of the doubt so I'm a little worried about what's being left out of the story to be sold as DLC.

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#17

Gamer83 commented on Review: Mortal Kombat X (Xbox One):

Great review @DRL. I've had a lot of fun playing the game, it's lived up to my expectations. It hasn't had the same impact that 9 did, but I also think part of that is due to the fact that, in 2011, MK 9 was the best game in the series in a long, long time. MK X had a lot to live up to and mostly does. Some things disappoint me though. My favorite character after Scorpion and Sub-Zero was Jade and while they gave Kitana a Jade 'variation' it's not really the same. And tag was one of my favorite modes so that not being there is also discouraging. In the end though, it's easy to not be overly bothered by that stuff because what's there is so well done. Even the cheesy story was enjoyable, imo.

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#19

Gamer83 commented on Spencer: E3 2015 Will Focus More on First Part...:

Good news. Really hope we get to see some Crackdown as it's return is one of the main reasons I bought an X1. A little disappointed there hasn't been any news since the reveal trailer but this year's E3 is as good a time as any to change that.

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#22

Gamer83 commented on March NPDs: PS4 Leads Again, While Hardline Se...:

Sony has to be happy with the showing by both its big exclusives for the month. I'm a little disappointed Resident Evil Revelations 2 didn't chart as it is a great game and probably the best in the series since the classics.

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#23

Gamer83 commented on On This Day: Eleven Years Ago the Teenage Muta...:

@EternalDragonX

100% agree. It's pathetic how far the TMNT games have fallen. Most disappointingly? Not even Way Forward could get it right. Their TMNT game was a complete disaster. A shame because in the 8 and 16 bit days the TMNT games for the most part were pretty damn awesome. I loved The Arcade game, Manhattan Project, Turtles in Time and The Hyperstone Heist.

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#24

Gamer83 commented on Feature: Remembering When Mortal Kombat First ...:

@DRL

It's not too entertaining. Just mostly about how some of the Batman games I've played are very lame. I do have one experience I'll share when the time comes that I'm not sure many others will have had. It involved a very obscure gaming device.

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#27

Gamer83 commented on Feature: Remembering When Mortal Kombat First ...:

This was the first game that really had me reading game magazines. I was always interested in industry trends and the like but it wasn't until I saw this game in the pages of GamePro that I started scouring every magazine (sidenote: I miss going to the newstand and seeing the magazine shelve stacked with 8-10 about video games). Much like I'm sure every other kid who was in grade school at the time, this is all my friends and I talked about and when it finally came out, well, lets just say production took a bit of a hit. I don't think myself or any of my friends would want to count the hours put into this on the Genesis over the weekends but it was great fun with a group of people. Hell even some of our parents joined in the fun with us. Even when the series hit a bit of a lull after MK II, I always had fond memories of the series. It was great to see it brought back to the forefront with a great entry in 2011 and I can't wait to play X tonight. Hopefully online will be decent this time around. If I have one complaint about MK 9 and Injustice it's that the online experience wasn't exactly great. Got a bunch of friends from back in the day who all want to play online as well so hopefully this time it will be better.

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#30

Gamer83 commented on Deus Ex: Mankind Divided Confirmed for Xbox One:

I was concerned about the future of Deus Ex after they went ios but it's good to see that SquareEnix saw enough value to give Eidos Montreal a chance at another real entry in the franchise. Human Revolution was awesome so my expectations are high for this.

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#31

Gamer83 commented on CD Projekt Red Announces Premium Expansions fo...:

I have no problem with a company charging for DLC especially if it's well done and reasonably priced as this seems to be. But when you go around thumping your chest and acting like you're better than everybody, which is exactly what CDPR was doing, it's massively disappointing to see in the end, the studio isn't really much better than any of EA's partners.

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#33

Gamer83 commented on Save on Forza Horizon 2, Zoo Tycoon and More W...:

I think I paid a little over $100 for Forza Horizon 2, the car pass and the VIP pass back in September and it was worth every cent. I'd highly recommend that game to anybody who still hasn't bought it. Any sale is a steal for that game.

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#37

Gamer83 commented on Quantum Break Officially Delayed:

My two most anticipated games were pushed into 2016. I can't say I'm overly disappointed about this one, partly because I expected it. The Uncharted 4 delay pisses me off because it's entirely unneccessary and being used as an opportunity to sell more re-mastered crap. At least that isn't the case with this game.

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#38

Gamer83 commented on Halo 5: Guardians Release Date Confirmed:

@DRL

I liked Halo 4 too, but the reaction to it was definitely mixed. I think part of the problem was people still hadn't fully accepted it wasn't in the hands of Bungie anymore. Now that people are well past that I think Halo 5 will succeed or fail on its own. Hopefully 343 delivers. Now that Uncharted 4 and Zelda U are out of 2015 and it's still up in the air as to when Batman: Arkham Knight and Quantum Break will show up (my E3 prediction is Batman: Arkham Knight is pushed to March 2016), Halo 5 has shot itself to the top of my most-anticipated list next to MGS V: The Phantom Pain.

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#39

Gamer83 commented on Weekly Wrap: Delayed Edition:

@DRL

LOL, unfortunately there's really no way to convey sarcasm over the internet but my MK X comment was definitely only half serious. But, given WB's track record I wouldn't be shocked. At the same time, I imagine the company wants to get something big out in the April to June period and MK is definitely going to be big. It's probably the most relevant fighting game in today's market.

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#40

Gamer83 commented on Halo 5: Guardians Release Date Confirmed:

@Souldin

I wouldn't draw comparisons to Sony and Nintendo and worry about Halo because of that. The original Uncharted team was idiotically gutted probably because of corporate bs and Naughty Dog ridculously wasted time 'remastering' an at the time not even year-old game so the Uncharted 4 delay isn't a surprise unfortunately. Nintendo always delays the Zelda games. I'm a little worried about Halo 5 only because of 343's spotty track record but it has been 3 years since the last mainline Halo game, which is a long time, especially for a popular FPS frachise which companies seem determined to force out yearly entries of these days. Also, MS knows this game has to be good because for all its critical acclaim, the fanbase didn't love Halo 4 and what happened with MCC had people (rightly) p*ssed off. I don't think MS would be giving us an October 2015 release date if it wasn't confident 343 could hit that and deliver a high quality product.

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#41

Gamer83 commented on Weekly Wrap: Delayed Edition:

I'm almost positive Batman: Arkham Knight is going to get one more delay. And WB has really done a great job killing my anticipation for that game, just like with The Witcher 3. Stop giving freaking release dates if you can't hit any of them. I'm still half expecting MK X to get a delay sometime this week.

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#44

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

@Utena-mobile @hydeks

I'd say Xbox One is a bit of a slow period right now (mainly because I buy multiplats for PS4) but later this year kicks up again. Still there have been some good games. DmC Definitive was a great remaster, Resident Evil Revelations 2 is the best RE game since 4, the Borderlands Collection gives you a game we were all begging for on these new consoles (Presequel) as well as Borderlands 2 and all the content for both games. Then Mortal Kombat X and The Witcher 3 not too far from now.

I don't know. I wouldn't label Xbox One boring, it's just the big exclusives aren't hitting right now but MS always saves those for the fall.

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#46

Gamer83 commented on Review: Resident Evil: Revelations 2 - Episode...:

I got the bad ending on my first playthrough and my reaction literally was 'WTF?!' Fortunately I liked the game enough up to that point that I didn't mind having to replay it a bit to get the good ending and it definitely was well done. Actually sets up a few different directions Capcom can go whether it's through RE 7 or a possible Revelations 3.

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#47

Gamer83 commented on Round Up: Borderlands: The Handsome Collection...:

Not my first Borderlands game but will be my first time playing Presequel, when I eventually get this. Just bought DmC and RE Revelations 2 over the last couple weeks and saving up for MK X so probably can't work this in. Lots of content for the $ in this package though, credit to the developers. Definitely not a cheap cash-in. Remasters like this and DmC make the minimal work going into the recently announced God of War 3 Remastered look really, really bad.

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#48

Gamer83 commented on Batman: Arkham Knight Delayed Again:

A delay is a guarantee of nothing though. DriveClub was pushed back 11 months and still a broken mess on launch. The Order 1886 delay didn't save it from being a mediocre release. Sony announced Bloodborne at E3 and From Software got it out on time and surprise, it's f'ing awesome. And this comes just one year after the also awesome Dark Souls 2. A good studio, like Rocksteady, can hit its deadlines and deliver a great game that functions on launch. We know Arkham 'remasters' are on the way so I'm sure this most recent delay, which won't be the last, is simply so these corporate scumbags can sell their remastered bullcrap and I'm getting really sick of people defending it and saying delays are good. Delays are not good, especially when its for remasters of previous gen games. It's a massive problem when 3/4 of the new consoles' libraries are made up of previous gen games. When does the nonsense stop and when do we as gamers stop defending this crap and buying into bs excuses?

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#49

Gamer83 commented on Weekly Wrap: Tactical Espionage Action Edition:

@Utena-mobile

It was an exciting week with some of the releases but that Kojima news put a little bit of a dark cloud over everything. I guess we'll have to see it play out, maybe it will be a good thing for Kojima to be free of the corporate shackles but as a long time fan of MGS and Kojima's work and considering that Konami was once an outstanding company it's a just a shame to see it all end like this. Unfortunately last gen and the start of this one haven't been kind to a lot of former great companies.