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Gamer83

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#5

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

PS4- Destiny

Xbox One- Madden NFL 15 (not my favorite game in the series but strangely this one has become a bit of an addiction. Maybe it's that I didn't buy the last few entries). Also will be spending a lot of time playing the Forza Horizon 2 demo. Since I haven't gotten as much time with it the past few days as I would like. May be getting D4, early reviews have been positive, a 90, two 80s and a 70.

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#6

Gamer83 commented on 343 Industries is Thinking of Remastering Halo...:

I'm all for this, I love both games. Remaster them and put in an 'expanded universe' collection with Halo Wars like @Emanouel suggested, and I'd be willing to re-buy. Especially if the latter was added since I never got around to playing it (not a huge fan of strategy games). I don't love remasters but like with GTA V, the Master Chief Collection seems to have some actual effort put into it so I would trust 343i to do the same with Reach and ODST. Of course, if this does happen, I don't want it to be until after Halo 5, right now 343 needs to put most of its resources into finishing that game.

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#7

Gamer83 commented on Forza Horizon 2 Demo Now Available on Xbox One:

Yup, excellent demo. Pretty decent amount of content as well which is great. I had lots of fun playing the first so this was pre-ordered the day I bought my X1, all the demo served to do is convince me that was the right choice. I'll probably be playing the demo until the full release. The game looks beautiful also, for all the slobbering people have done about DriveClub this game is by no means a slouch in the visual department.

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#11

Gamer83 commented on Locked In: Microsoft Purchases Minecraft Devel...:

@hydeks

Yeah, I always bring up Star Fox Adventures when I mention Rare. That game was garbage and Rare had been losing talent prior to that. Nintendo is sometimes an arrogant, stubborn company but it's not stupid, it could see Rare was turning to trash and it capitalized by selling off stock to a newcomer in MS that had a boatload of cash and was looking to make some noise. Nintendo had already bought Retro which was a talented up and coming studio so it made Rare expendable.

Still, no parallels exist at all between a studio purchase, I think nearly 12 years ago now, and game franchise. It's just people hating for the sake of hating which is happening too much lately.

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#12

Gamer83 commented on Locked In: Microsoft Purchases Minecraft Devel...:

And let the speculation of the franchise's future begin. I've never understood the Minecraft craze to be honest, but by the same token, there's plenty of people who don't understand why I love Halo so that's besides the point. I'm a little disappointed by some of the reaction I've seen. MS has had the franchise in its control for maybe an hour now and people are already saying stupid sh*t like 'Minecraft will end up like Rare.' Like the two situations are even remotely related.

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#13

Gamer83 commented on Destiny Takes UK Top Spot in Launch Week:

Nice performance by the X1 version, despite Sony's marketing. We'll see what NPDs bring but I know on some NA websites that track the info the X1 version has been higher on the list for a few weeks now.

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#14

Gamer83 commented on Microsoft Launches New Wave of Xbox 360 Bundles:

The blue looks better than I figured it would but, I'm old school, I'll always prefer a jet black finish. Though the original white 20 GB 360 with the chrome disc try that I got way back in Nov. 2005 was pretty badass looking.

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#15

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

@Emanouel

It's either that or people just really love Smash. I mean looking at release lists, to me, there's more appealing games on X1 than anything else but with Hyrule Warriors, Bayonetta 2 and the Pokémon games I'd say Nintendo's got its fanbase covered pretty well this fall.

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#16

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

@Emanouel

Yeah, I knew people were crazy for Smash but I didn't expect to see this. The hype is real for this one and Nintendo didn't have to spend a fraction of what Sony and MS are spending to hype Destiny and Call of Duty for their respective consoles. This was a great move by Nintendo to put out the demo early for Club Nintendo members though, great surprise to see that message show up in my e-mail box. Wasn't too sure how the series would translate to a handheld but what I've played, I'm completely sold and will put in a pre-order.

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#17

Gamer83 commented on Deals With Gold Gives Borderlands Discounts:

@HEADESTROYER4

Maybe end of the era sales, but it's more likely Phil Spencer just thinking of ways to increase the value of a Gold subscription. He's doing a good job because Gold has had some killer deals on both consoles all year for the most part. At least since March.

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#18

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

@Emanouel

You should check out the demo code sharing thread at Nintendo Life for a good laugh, the begging is unreal. Dudes pretending to be girls to get codes, others trying to guilt people. And I read on NL's front page that there were some actually crazy enough to buy the demo off ebay. I figured the game would be big on 3DS but this is crazy.

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#20

Gamer83 commented on August NPDs Show Madden Rules The Roost in the US:

Yeah, this was predictable. Still, I wish they factored the bundle into sales (I guess they can't because it's a download), I'd be interested to see how much of a difference it makes because I know that bundle was selling well.

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#21

Gamer83 commented on Talking Point: Tell Us About Your First Day Wi...:

@hydeks

You can still pretty much play alone, but I agree with you about the online-only thing. I was willing to overlook that fact because I have a good number of friends playing the game, but once they're done I'll probably trade it in or sell it before it loses 100% of its value.

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#23

Gamer83 commented on Resident Evil Revelations 2 Will Be An Episodi...:

@hydeks

It's Capcom... Common sense isn't exactly flowing through that company right now. That said I kind of get why they're doing this. The first game was episodic as well, and from the sounds of it there will be a retail release with all episodes and some extra content. But, my main worry still stands, if it's only four episodes, how long can the game actually be? I'd like to think at least 12-15 hours for the story (20 would be best but that's not happening), we'll have to wait and see I guess.

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#24

Gamer83 commented on Late to the Party: Investigating the Mysteries...:

Great read @DRL, hopefully this will be a semi-regular feature, it will help set you guys a part a bit from PushSquare and Nintendo Life, though I know you also write a lot over at NL.

As for the game itself, this was the first one XBLA release that really allowed me to see the value of the program to the Xbox brand, and to gaming general. The production values considering the small team and the nature of the game were phenomenal and the way the game controlled, the powers, even the story were all very well done. It's too bad 5 years later and we haven't heard a thing about a sequel but Phil Spencer has brought back some older franchises like Crackdown, so maybe I should annoy him about it on Twitter. :)

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#26

Gamer83 commented on Destiny Sells $500 Million, Has Most Successfu...:

Played the beta and liked it so I decided to buy the full game. At this point in my life I don't need reviews from journalists or other gamers to tell me what I should or shouldn't purchase. That said, I certainly enjoy reading the reviews across the trio of websites here and do take them into consideration for some games that I'm unsure of.

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#27

Gamer83 commented on Review: NHL 15 (Xbox One):

EA what the f**k did you do? Ah well, at least NBA 2K15 is around the corner.

@SuperKMx
Great review. By chance are you, Dave or Anthony going to get an opportunity to review Madden? I already got the game but would be interested to read a PureXbox review.

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#28

Gamer83 commented on Talking Point: Tell Us About Your First Day Wi...:

I've had a lot of fun with it. For me the gunplay in these games is most important and this is as polished as any. I've also been enjoying the story (just got to the Moon missions). I can't give a full opinion yet because I haven't tried Crucible and I haven't had a chance to tackle some of the co-op stuff with friends, but what I've played so far I've really enjoyed. It feels like a mix of Halo and Borderlands with a little Mass Effect thrown in, which I like.

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#29

Gamer83 commented on Rumour: Microsoft To Purchase Minecraft Maker ...:

@SuperKMx

Yeah, this is a HUGE deal. I'm not a fan of Minecraft, if I'm being honest, but this would most definitely be a big score for MS. It's like an NBA team landing the No. 1 and 2 overall picks in the draft. I think for sure it would mean more X1s sold and that benefits all X1 owners in the long run.

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#30

Gamer83 commented on Xbox One Flops In Japan:

@hydeks

It's not a complete waste. MS has to show the Japanese developers they're trying to some degree because eventhough it seems like Japanese gaming culture as a whole, including game development, is in a bit of a downward spiral, there's still some important devs out there like Capcom, Konami, SquareEnix, Namco, Platinum, etc, and if MS doesn't even make a slight effort in Japan, it's not a good look. The thing is, the Wii U is doing the best for home consoles and even that isn't killing it so I'm sure MS didn't expect great sales.

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#31

Gamer83 commented on Resident Evil Revelations 2 Will Be An Episodi...:

I don't mind the episodic nature because that's essentially what Revelations was. But what does concern me is only four episodes, hopefully they're lengthy. I may wait for the physical release since it will have the extra content but I also liked the original game I may not be able to resist and I'll end up with the season pass. Hopefully more information is incoming soon. Maybe TGS.

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#32

Gamer83 commented on Xbox One Flops In Japan:

I didn't expect this, not after everybody going crazy about how Xbox One almost a guaranteed success in Japan based on the first day of pre-orders and it shooting to the top of some retailers lists. Still, with PS4 selling like sh*t and Wii U doing better but still pretty bad in comparison to how home consoles used to sell over there, this could still be an interesting race.

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#38

Gamer83 commented on Arkham Knight Batmobile Edition Looks Incredible:

Just hit the damn release date this time is all I ask. The initial delay wouldn't have bothered me so much, except just one week before it got pushed back they were saying 'no it's still coming in October.'

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#41

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

PS/Vita- Velocity 2X

Xbox One- Madden NFL 15

Would've had Destiny on my 'looking forward to' list for next week but cancelled my pre-order and barring a last-minute change of heart likely won't be getting it. It's online-only nature is a factor and if I were going to play it would be on PS4 since that's where most of my online-gaming friends are, but the PS Network is an absolute, utter joke lately. It couldn't even handle Minecraft, I have a feeling there will be a lot of, rightly, furious people come Tuesday.

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#45

Gamer83 commented on The First Xbox One Famitsu Review Scores Are I...:

Exciting times. I feel like X1 is having a re-launch of sorts with the non-Kinect bundles and now releasing in new territories. Pumped for that 24-hour Japanese launch livestream, I imagine there will be some cool stuff, and since MS is an American company I'd assume we could expect some of what gets announced to also hit NA and Europe.

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#46

Gamer83 commented on Xbox Live Gold Members Can Play Forza Motorspo...:

Cool of MS to do this, but honestly I'm much for hyped for the Horizon 2 demo, been waiting a while for that sequel. I enjoyed Forza 1-3 but for some reason around 2009 I started to tire of the more realistic driving sims. Horizon had the much more arcade feel that I prefer while still having a bunch of sweet cars like the Motorsport series.

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#47

Gamer83 commented on Editor's Opinion: Recapturing the Magic By Dit...:

This is a nice piece but it kind of paints the Nintendo fans as a group of saints when if you've read through some of the threads regarding games like Revelations 2, or stuff from Ubisoft, NLife isn't exactly a nice place to visit either (in fact of this trio of websites, I'd say NLife is the most hostile). I feel like the game industry, and the fanboy wars in particular, have been pretty vile for a fair amount of time, especially since the start of last gen. And it's not just people who support the big 3 but third parties as well. I will say this as far as the entitlement thing, to some degree we ARE entitled. I know people don't like to hear that, but when I shell out $400 for a product I do have certain expectations, right now X1 is meeting my expectations with a solid amount of upcoming AAA and indie games balanced right. Sony on the other hand is not (although I'm feeling much more positive after the pre-TGS conference if we can get some of those games in the West). If I still loved all of Nintendo's games as much as I do the Mario series I'd be feeling good about the Wii U as well. So it's not all bad, I think a lot of the complaining about PS Plus has been 100% legit though. Velocity 2X is the first game to get pushed on that service that I actually think it was very generous to give away for free because it's more than deserving of the praise it has received. Some of those other games like Outlast? Not so much... You can't complain about free, but there are other factors too, like PSN constantly having issues despite being a now paid-for service and Plus not offering the best or most diverse lineup. It's not all Sony's fault and third parties for sure aren't going to want their AAA's available for free right now, but that doesn't mean Killzone, for example, shouldn't have been up there by now, and then there's Drive Club PS Plus edition, which was supposed to be there day one, and was promised right up until a month before launch, but is still MIA. That's poor handling of the situation no matter how you break it down. Maybe the game will be better because of the delay but the fact it was being advertised as day one, when Sony had to know well in advance of October that it wouldn't make launch, was just bad. I don't want to go on too much longer because I don't want to write a 5-page essay, but I think there's interesting debate about this to be had if somebody wants to open it up to discussion in the forums.

Again, great article.

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#48

Gamer83 commented on September Sees Xbox One Launch in 29 Countries...:

@hydeks

Truth is, sales of consoles in general are terrible in Japan. Wii U is winning and only does 12K a week. That's abysmal compared to last gen.

@mitcHELLspawn
Yup, you have to wonder, if X1 was selling like hotcakes, would we have gotten all the nice bundles coming out from MS this holiday? I'd say probably would've got the CoD one, but not sure about SO or Madden. Also, would there have been an option to get one without Kinect which for me was a bit of a hold up because it made the console $500, once that was out and the price was $400, I had to jump. If MS can pick up some sales this holiday and start selling on even footing with PS4 month-to-month Sony is going to have to step it up a notch.

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#49

Gamer83 commented on What's Out This Week: September 2nd (North Ame...:

Slow week all the way around, other than Velocity 2X for PlayStation, there's nothing that really interested me. That will be a nice diversion until Destiny kicks off the fall rush for PS and Xbox gamers next week.