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Male, 32, United States

Wed 6th May, 2009

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Gamer83 commented on Rise of the Tomb Raider Exclusivity Deal Is On...:

Pointless waste of money, imo. Sony is doing the samething with FF VII and the only beneficiary of these companies paying to keep certain games off certain consoles is a company that doesn't need the extra cash.



Gamer83 commented on Xbox One Loses June to PlayStation 4 in US, Wi...:

I think North America is going to be a much closer battle this gen because people actually like the PS4. The PS3 was hated until later in its life. I expect MS will start winning many, many more months after Halo 5 comes out, and I think later next year when Gears 4 comes out that will help it too. But Sony is still going to score some victories as well. This won't be the landslide it was last time and that's good for everybody. What MS needs to do next is drop out of Japan (consoles are on the decline there anyway) and focus on making Europe the kind of competition NA is going to be.

It's outselling the Wii U which had a full year head start and last I knew Xbox One was tracking ahead of Xbox 360 sales. I'd say it's doing pretty damn well, especially considering the Japanese market doesn't even pay attention to it.



Gamer83 commented on Final Fantasy VII Remake Spotted for Preorder ...:

F*** timed exclusives. I'd rather have a game the day and date it originally releases. To me that's much more appealing than getting a port one year later with an extra costume for $60. This is why it's best to own multiple consoles though.



Gamer83 commented on Final Fantasy VII Remake Spotted for Preorder ...:

Well, the 'truth' came out at E3. The trailer never said exclusive it said first on PS4, pretty obvious what that means. Anyway, it's SquareEnix, if this game is out before 2018 I will be stunned. I hope for the sake of those who have been asking for this for years now that I'm wrong and SE actually gets it out in timely fashion but that company has a ton on its plate.



Gamer83 commented on Gears of War Gets Its Own Xbox One Bundle:

The way I see it is there's really no reason to go all out. This is a remaster, no need for special edition bundles or 1TBs. Just put it in for free with the cheaper 500GB models and move a few more Xbox Ones into homes. It's a remaster of a classic so I think it'll do what its intended to do and that's get a few more people back into the fold before the holiday season.



Gamer83 commented on Ubisoft Sales Decline, Xbox One Games Underper...:

The important number is the 73% drop off year over year. Sure there hasn't been a big release for a while but after some of the recent debacles I'm going to be interested to see how Rainbow Six, Assassin's Creed Syndicate and when it eventually comes out, The Division, sell.



Gamer83 commented on Updated: Xbox Ultimate Game Sale Starts Early:

Yup, they did that and people would to take to Major Nelson's blog and b*tch on end about it. These days MS is in the business of trying to make people happy so I'd hope what we see is what we get for the whole week. This is a pretty awesome sale.



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

Same as last week. Batman: Arkham Knight and Devil May Cry 4: Special Edition.

I've gotten to a point with Arkham Knight where I'm not even going to bother with optional Batmobile stuff anymore because after initially being able to tolerate it I've gotten to a point where I can't stand the damn thing. It's so bad if I were reviewing the game I'd drop the score to an 8 or even 7.5 rather than the 9 it deserves because of the totally unnecessary and stupid uses of this thing. I agree with all the reviews that Rocksteady tried way too hard to justify it's use of this thing when it all it needed was one or two cool chases. One tank battle, and maybe a one or two puzzles.

Happy belated birthday.



Gamer83 commented on Review: Batman: Arkham Knight (Xbox One):

Bought it for PS4 and as I expected it's a great game. The only thing that disappointments me, and it's been pointed out in nearly every review, is the overuse of the Batmobile. I'll admit I'm one of those who wanted it and if Rocksteady had taken a less is more approach, it could've worked out. A cool chase through the city here, maybe a puzzle and one tank battle and it would've been good. Instead, Rocksteady went the other way with it and the vehicle broke the flow of the game.

As always, a great read.



Gamer83 commented on Don't Worry! All The Halo 5 Guardians Preorder...:

As somebody who pre-orders a fair amount, I'm actually not opposed to those who front money for the game beforehand and show faith in the developer, getting some nice bonuses. That's said, this is also cool as well. I actually like a lot about what I've reading in regards to Halo 5. It seems 343 knows it messed up a little bit with MCC and is going the extra mile to make amends.



Gamer83 commented on Project CARS 2 Announced for Xbox One:

They're still promising support for the current game, but I'm highly interested to see how good it will be. Will it be as great as the support has been for Forza Horizon 2 post-launch? Before I wouldn't have thought about it. I think it's a legit question now.



Gamer83 commented on Looks Like That ZombiU Xbox One Port Rumour Wa...:

I actually think the Gamepad is a pretty cool controller. What's nice about it is, you don't have to use it as a quirky gimmick if you don't want to. The problem with the Wii U, I think is perfectly summed up in your description of Mario Kart. It's Mario Kart. There's nothing wrong with that, but for all the nonsense I see Nintendo fans spew about how MS and Sony don't change the formula with its franchises like Halo, Gears, Uncharted or God of War, I really don't see Nintendo changing the formula much with its games. Ok, I can drive upside down now, whoopie freaking doo, it's basically Mario Kart 7. Donkey Kong Tropical Freeze, Super Mario 3D World. Both great games, but again there is a basic formula that isn't exactly innovative. I was legit sad when I played Mario Kart 8 and just couldn't get into at all but that was when I realized I've just moved past Nintendo games and with the absolute refusal to work with third parties to bring games like GTA or Batman Arkham Knight, Fallout 4, Dishonored 2, Doom, etc, it was really just time to move on.
I hope the NX fixes some of the issues but I have zero faith in Iwata, Fils-Aime and even Miyamoto. Some new, younger blood is needed at the top to compliment these old school guys.



Gamer83 commented on Review: Devil May Cry 4 Special Edition (Xbox ...:

@mindtwang Great review. I never completed the original release back in 2008 so decided to get this version. I think while it does have its issues, I prefer this style DMC to the one Ninja Theory did, although both are great. I'm also pleased with alk the content for just $25. Wish there had been a disc copy to buy but other than that no complaints.



Gamer83 commented on Looks Like That ZombiU Xbox One Port Rumour Wa...:

RE Revelations 2, REmake, The Evil Within, Alien Isolation. And while not 'horror' if you're looking for a good zombie game, both Dead Rising 3 and Dying Light dump on this game.

The the team that made ZombiU made the Red Steel games. While RS 1 was passable at best, RS 2 was great. They should be focusing on making RS 3, not porting over a game designed for Wii U to a console that already has some much, much better games in the same genre.



Gamer83 commented on Weekly Wrap: Absolute Monster E3 2015 Edition:

Crazy week. But lots of good stuff. I was pleased that Gears 4 looks to be coming along very nicely. I always worry when a game switches studios but they didn't screw it up. With one of the co-creators leading the project, I should've known it wouldn't turn out bad.



Gamer83 commented on Poll: Which Xbox One Exclusives From E3 2015 W...:

Definite purchases:
Halo 5, Rise of the Tomb Raider, Gears of War 4

Forza 6, Rare Replay, Gears of War Ultimate Edition, Recore

The rest aren't for me, but solid lineup overall, a good number of exclusives worth looking forward to.



Gamer83 commented on Don't Hold Your Breath For Street Fighter V on...:

I hate these kind of deals. Just like I prefer to play Tomb Raider on PlayStation, I'd rather play SF V on the Xbox One because most of my friends who play SF are Xbox gamers. It is what it is I guess, and this is why I could never own just one console.



Gamer83 commented on Talking Point: How Can Microsoft Ensure Its E3...:


I'm really interested in what DX12 may or may not do for X1 but like you I'm also a tech guy. If it will actually have a great effect on X1, that's awesome and it should be hyped but if it's not really going to do much, don't bother, hype up Gears of War 4 or Crackdown instead.



Gamer83 commented on Oculus Rift to Come With Xbox One Controller, ...:

Not in love with the whole VR push if I'm honest. But it doesn't seem like MS is going in as deep as Sony so there won't be any potential of dividing up the userbase, that's what concerns me most about Project Morpheus.



Gamer83 commented on Talking Point: How Can Microsoft Ensure Its E3...:

MS' show at last year's E3 was its best since 2006. To equal that just stick to the same format... Games, games, games. Let other companies worry about the tv and vr nonsense, stuff I did not pay $400 for my console for. Xbox One is on the right track over the last couple years, hopefully MS keeps it that way. One thing I would like to see is the return of Xbox Live Arcade starting with a Summer of Arcade promotion. Not likely, but I thought that was something that helped separate Xbox 360 from the pack, last generation.



Gamer83 commented on Rumour: Former Wii U Exclusive ZombiU Currentl...:

Glad you liked it, that's not sarcasm. I gave the game a try when I had the Wii U, couldn't get into it at all and was disappointed because I believe it was made by the same team that made Red Steel. And I liked both those games despite mixed reviews. ZombiU just bored me out of my mind. Samething happened with Outlast, I heard it was great, gave it a try and it just didn't click with me. I don't need a ridiculous shooting-fest like Resident Evil 5 and 6 turned that series into but I do need a bit more action and a bit more combat. Outlast was particularly boring to me because you can't fight back.



Gamer83 commented on The Order: 1886 Developer Ready at Dawn Lookin...:

The Order isn't a bad game, it just isn't good. I'd say average or slightly above, at best. But yes, Ready at Dawn did make some great PSP games, particularly God of War, so it'll be interesting to see what the future holds.