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Gamer83

Gamer83

Male, 31, United States

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#1

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

I'll mostly be working this weekend but if I find the time to game... As usual MLB 14 The Show and the Destiny beta one more time before it ends.

@Dohv

Off topic but if you're a big baseball fan like myself I have to ask what you think about the All-Star game deciding home field for the World Series because to me in a sport that goes 162 games it is absolutely absurd to have what is essentially an exhibition decide who gets to be at home for the majority of the championship series. If ever there was a sport that the team with the better regular season record should get rewarded it's baseball.

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#2

Gamer83 commented on Updated: Xbox One August Update Details Auto-D...:

So Xbox One gets 3D BluRay before PS4, kind of hilarious. I'm hoping the Sony drones will call the company on this one. PS4 is lacking so many features PS3 had it's beyond unacceptable and the updates are abysmal compared to ones like this.

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#4

Gamer83 commented on US Xbox One Sales "More Than Double" After Kin...:

Frankly first thing I thought when I saw these articles popping up today was 'no sh*t.' I still think it was idiotic for MS not to have a Kinectless bundle from the beginning, but then again, a lot of MS' early decisions, whether out of arrogance or whatever, were not very bright. Happy to see Phil Spencer has turned things around for the better, MS has to do whatever it needs to to keep him around for years. It took 7 years to finally replace Peter Moore and Shane Kim with somebody with a clue.

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#6

Gamer83 commented on Microsoft CEO Reaffirms the Importance of the ...:

If the Xbox brand wasn't cut after the first one didn't sell great and lost money, there's no reason to believe they would cut it now. 360 sold very well, Xbox One is tracking above what Wii U was doing in the same time frame, MS as a company is in good shape. Doesn't seem to me like there'd be a good reason to cut the Xbox now.

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#11

Gamer83 commented on Feature: Game Of The Mid-Year 2014:

Hasn't been as good a start for PS4 and X1 as I'd have liked but still some great games. I'd say my top 5 for the mid year are...

1. Watch Dogs
2. MLB 14 The Show
3. Mario Kart 8
4. inFamous: Second Son
5. Wolfenstein: The New Order

Special mention to Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition, great re-release of a great game but it's still technically a 2013 game so I can't give it any recognition amongst games that actually released this year. If I were to do that however, it would be no. 1.

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#12

Gamer83 commented on Madden, NHL, FIFA Ultimate Editions Detailed:

I can't wait for NHL, it's been a long time since I bought a hockey game but now looks like the time to get back in. Also, as a huge NFL fan I keep hoping Madden will get back to what it used to be from when it started until it peaked in 04/05. Each year I keep getting disappointed but maybe this time they'll get it right? I can only hope, I miss the days of looking forward to a new NFL game each season.

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#13

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

@SunnyShores

Yeah, I think with Xbox especially, you miss out on far too much of the experience by not having Gold. I let my account lapse recently since I'm not gaming on 360 much these days, but once I get the One I'm going to re-subscribe and plan on keeping Gold, just like I'll keep PS Plus, at least through the end of this gen.

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#15

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

@SunnyShores @JaxonH

Sorry 'bout that, I was just going off my 360 experience as I don't have an X1 yet. With MS making a lot of smart moves lately though and the fact it was somewhat behind PS Plus (imo) for what it offered, I would think they'd stick with the plan of letting people keep the games even without a sub because it does give the program a leg up on the competition and any advantage, big or small, is a good one. That's certainly something I'm disappointed about when I eventually get my Xbox One but at the same time, I wouldn't have any plans to let my Gold account lapse anyway. Still sucks though.

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#20

Gamer83 commented on Xbox One Is The More Popular Console in the US...:

@hydeks

I live in New York, from what I've seen, it's a pretty even split between PS4 and X1. I don't think Nintendo World being in NY would really change things that much. What would have more impact is that Wii U is finally starting to get some good games.

The results don't surprise me, NA is Xbox land and MS had the better E3. Thing is last gen a map wouldn't have looked remotely close to this, it'd have been all green. If Sony can remain this close this gen over here we're in for a sales race that is basically neck and neck worldwide. Both are ridiculously outpacing the Wii U but I wouldn't count Nintendo out yet either.

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#22

Gamer83 commented on Rumour: Microsoft Outs Arkham Knight Release D...:

If it seems too good to be true, it probably is. I'm not going to believe anything until we hear from WB on this and even then I'm not going to fully believe it because they flat out lied just a week or two before the delay.

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#24

Gamer83 commented on The Xbox One Launch Lineup for Japan is Quite ...:

@EternalDragonX

Similarly Sony did the same for Insomniac yet they can't be bothered to give PS gamers Sunset Overdrive. It's business though, sucks but that's the way it is, at least it's only Japan and it's not a game that would light up the charts anyway. Insomniac meanwhile has given a nice, big middle finger to its entire base of PS fans. Skipping over what are sure to be a great games over something this trivial seems a bit pointless though, no matter which side of the fence you're on. Unless you weren't interested to begin with then it makes sense.

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#25

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

@sinalefa

That's another great series, I'd definitely recommend Forza 5. Since I'm a bit of a frame rate snob, I can't say I'm looking forward to Forza Horizon 2 but if you can look past the whole 30 frames a second deal, I'd say that's another game to put on your list.

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#26

Gamer83 commented on The Xbox One Launch Lineup for Japan is Quite ...:

Well, looking at Amazon Japan's page, I may end up having to take back some of what I said. But I'm still sticking to the fact Wii U is going to be the top selling home console in Japan after the initial launch rush dies down. Unless maybe the Japanese are sick of the same old and want something different. I honestly didn't think X1 pre-orders would track so high.

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#27

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

@sinalefa

As a long time Xbox fan, I'll say the Master Chief Collection is the perfect game to get yourself acclimated to the Xbox experience. At least for me, Halo has always defined what Xbox is about. If Crackdown 3 is anything like the original that's another to keep an eye on, hopefully a 2015 release. And Quantum Break that game looks awesome. I'm probably getting an X1 later this year or early next myself, just so I have it when Quantum Break is finally released. Alan Wake was one of the best 360 games so anything Remedy does is high on the list of games to get excited about.

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#28

Gamer83 commented on Xbox One Jumps to Top of Amazon Japan Bestsell...:

@JaxonH

The 360 did sell poorly in Japan but to MS' credit, it did make that console much more a success there than the original Xbox. This is a little surprising but looking at PS4's lack of Japanese centric games, maybe not that surprising after all. I still think Wii U, at least for the next year or 2 is going to continue outselling the competition in its homeland but if Sony doesn't step up and start getting some of these Japanese devs back on its side with some good AAA exclusives, X1 has a very good chance at 2nd place.

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#30

Gamer83 commented on Watch 30 Minutes of Metal Gear Solid V Gamepla...:

@DRL
I'd recommend finding some playthroughs or at least videos with all the cutscenes from past games strung together. Otherwise, you're going to be completely lost when playing this, and story is a huge part of this franchise. Convoluted as it is.

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#31

Gamer83 commented on The Xbox One Launch Lineup for Japan is Quite ...:

Like PS4, very Western-focused. It's looks nice to us, but how will the Japanese respond? I think Wii U will continue to be the most popular console in the Land of the Rising Sun for quite a while, but we'll find out for sure soon enough.

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#32

Gamer83 commented on Sunset Overdrive Will Allow You To Play As A F...:

I'll be 100% honest, the blow up over not being able to play as a female in AC Unity is ridiculously out of hand but 'gamers' these days get p*ssed over the most insignificant sh*t so it doesn't surprise me. Now, that out of the way, it's cool that Insomniac is giving more options and I love that company's humor.

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#37

Gamer83 commented on Rise of the Tomb Raider May Be On Its Way to X...:

Just out of curiosity when was this announced for any console other than X1? I ask because I was told pre-orders for the PS4 are still unavailable as it was still unannounced for that system. Anyway, I'm not going to lie, I'm going to be disappointed if this is cross-gen. PS3 and 360 need to be 'taken out back' already.

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#38

Gamer83 commented on E3 2014 Across The Platforms: A Multi-format V...:

I like this. More in the future would be cool. On a sidenote, I thought the E3 coverage across all three websites as excellent, I was checking in to each even more than usual so thanks for all the hard work. I'm in the journalism field myself, I like it a lot but it can be difficult sometimes too.

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#40

Gamer83 commented on Kinect-free Xbox One Flies Off Shelves:

@JaxonH

What games did you get with it? Or are you holding out for something? I was thinking about getting an Xbox One this week with a bunch of unused trade credit I have, but I'm going back and forth between getting it now and just letting it sit there or wait until November and get it with the Master Chief Collection.

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#42

Gamer83 commented on Talking Point: If You Could Steal One E3 Title...:

Mentioned it in the E3 thread but Devil's Third looks awesome and I think both Sony and MS missed the boat. Their loss is Nintendo's gain. For me the surprise hit of the show and if I didn't have a Wii U and was only gaming on PS or Xbox, Devil's Third Would be a game to be jealous of.

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#48

Gamer83 commented on E3 2014: What Team pX Wants To See At E3:

I can't lie, I have very low expectations for this E3 but I am looking forward to proper reveals for Mortal Kombat X and Halo 5. I'm sure Forza Horizon 2 will be there but once I learned it was only 30 frames per second that just ruined it. What is wrong with Sony and MS first parties that they can't hit 60 fps on friggin' racing games?

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#49

Gamer83 commented on Review: Watch_Dogs (Xbox One):

Nice review. For me this is one of the games that is a jack of all trades, master of none, yet somehow still manages to pull me in. I enjoy the narrative and there's just a ton of stuff to do. There's a lot of interaction with the open world which I felt inFamous: Second Son was sorely missing. This game may not reach the highs of genre masters such as GTA, Assassin's Creed 2 or Far Cry 3 but it's a great start.

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#50

Gamer83 commented on Forza 5 Gets Game of The Year Edition in July:

Sadly it seems this will be the best racing game 'release' this year that isn't Mario Kart 8. I heard the very discouraging news that Forza Horizon 2 is 1080p but only 30 frames per second. Just like with DriveClub, 30fps just ruins it.