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Gamer83

Male, 31, United States

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#6

Gamer83 commented on Editor's Opinion: Why Refusing Review Embargoe...:

@JaxonH
Yeah, if the embargo lifts say four or five days before release like what happened with Forza Horizon 2, that's usually a good indicator of how the publisher and developer feels about a game and there's usually time after that to at least pre-order a standard copy of a game if an extra weapon or mission gets somebody hyped. I'm not against embargoes I just wish they'd tell us when one ends. Sounds like that's what pX is going to do so that's cool.

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#7

Gamer83 commented on 343 Slims Down The Master Chief Collection's M...:

Can't even get into a match. Not going to lie, I'm massively disappointed by this. Getting sick of spending my hard-earned cash on games that don't work properly. Granted I bought the collection mostly for the campaigns but there is no excuse for match making to not work like it should. I think over the next year I'm going to get much more picky about what I buy and Halo 5, despite the fact this is my favorite franchise, has gone from must-buy to a maybe. I've lost confidence in 343.

I don't know what is wrong with 'AAA' developers lately but some of these releases have just been downright embarrassing. DriveClub was and still is a disaster, AC Unity is bugged beyond belief, matchmaking in Halo MCC doesn't work. I hate delays as much as anybody but a delayed, working product in the end is better than a rushed, broken game. Scary enough, DriveClub was delayed 11 months and still released the way it did. What makes it worse, I'm really starting to get the feeling that these people just don't care about the consumers. If they did, bs like this wouldn't happen as regularly as it does. I feel like the old man who's screaming at kids to get off my lawn but I miss the 16-bit glory days.

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#9

Gamer83 commented on Editor's Opinion: Why Refusing Review Embargoe...:

Appreciate the honesty regarding the situation. As for pre-orders, a lot of stuff lately has caused me to change my stance on them. I used to pre-order any game that interested me, but with some of the half-a$$ery I've seen lately, from now on I'm sticking to pre-ordering games only from developers I trust. Nintendo hasn't broken that trust, if there is a 3DS game I'm really looking forward to, I will pre-order. Uncharted 4 is pre-ordered, so is The Witcher 3. Sucker Punch's and Insomniac's next games will also be pre-ordered, whatever they make. I was planning on pre-ordering Halo 5 when Gamestop starts taking them, however, I have to admit I'm not completely happy with what happened with the match making situation in Halo MCC. 343 has hurt that trust a little bit and we'll have to see what happens in the next coming days or week. It better not become MS' DriveClub. Ubisoft I am completely done with. At the very least the X1 version of ACU should've been flawless seeing as MS did pay them some money for co-marketing deals.

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#11

Gamer83 commented on Xbox One Triples Week-on-Week Sales, Outsells ...:

Well, Xbox One has been the better deal, price wise, for a couple months now and somehow was still getting outsold but it had to happen eventually where it climbed to the top of the charts. I think what really turned things around though is three 80+ exclusives have released in the last five or so weeks. And Halo The Master Chief Collection was at 90 on metacritic until some ridiculous review just came out and rated the game at a 58 on their scale, because online isn't busted right now. I'd be fine with that, except the same website gave a sterling review to DriveClub. Credibility shot.

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#12

Gamer83 commented on Review: Assassin's Creed Unity (Xbox One):

@JaxonH

The X button or I guess you'd call it the guide button, I actually don't know it's official name, the one you use to turn the controller on. I refer to it as X all the time but it is confusing because obviously there's the X face button as well.

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#13

Gamer83 commented on Review: Assassin's Creed Unity (Xbox One):

The skull I got for pre-ordering from Gamestop gives unlimited ammo and grenades for the Halo 2 Anniversary campaign, I'm not sure if different stores offered different pre-orders so you might want to look into that if you got it somewhere else, I think I remember reading in a forum discussion once that you mostly get games from BestBuy.

To switch graphics hit the view button on the left under then X. In the more hectic moments of the game it might have a very quick stutter to make the change but usually it's instantaneous.

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#14

Gamer83 commented on Review: Assassin's Creed Unity (Xbox One):

@JaxonH
I got home at midnight and it actually took until 6 a.m. for the patch to install. That was my only 'disappointment' if you can even really call it that, I knew it was going to take a while. Anyway, if you like sci-fi I think you'll be able to get into this. I've been playing since 01, was a senior in high school and my friends and I would get together on the weekends and just play Halo. One of my favorite features about this new release is hitting the button that goes back to the old school graphics and this time it does so instantly, back in 2011 when I bought CEA for the 360 I remember there was a like a 3-5 second delay when you wanted to styles. Neat feature though.

@EternalDragonX
Same, I've bought every AC on home consoles and even went as far as buying Liberation for Vita, but gave this one a pass. I'm not a fan of companies openly admitting to downgrading one version of the game and more so, Ubisoft is a hit and miss developer and this one seemed like a miss. If I had to buy one of the new ACs, I'm actually more intrigued by the last gen release, that one seems to have a more interesting story and character.

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#17

Gamer83 commented on Review: Assassin's Creed Unity (Xbox One):

@JaxonH

Nice. You're new to the franchise right? I'd be interested to know what you think once you get a chance to playthrough some of the games. Gotta say as a Halo fan it's a dream collection, there's a freaking ton of content on the disc.

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#19

Gamer83 commented on Telltale's Game of Thrones Series Will Be Six ...:

Anybody else feel like Telltale is spreading itself out across too many games lately? Maybe it's just me, but I didn't feel The Walking Dead Season 2 was up to par with the first and it's not surprising that around the same time they were also working on The Wolf Among Us which was another pretty good, but not exactly great, game.

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#23

Gamer83 commented on The Witcher 3 Dev Says 'No' to Season Pass, Fr...:

I'm a big fan of CD Projekt Red and its getting my money, day one, unfortunately, I don't have much faith in the Xbox or PS fanbases to react well to this game though. Already its getting buried under hype for garbage like The Order 1886 on PS4. Not sure what Xbox One has coming out at the same time but The Witcher 2 only found moderate success on 360 though to be fair it was a late port so maybe I'll be pleasantly surprised and at least the Xbox fans will come through.

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#26

Gamer83 commented on Activision Confirms Next Destiny Game is in De...:

Figured there would be a second 'full' game release. I just hope it has better story telling. The universe they created is ripe for good stories but it's on the developers to deliver it. Also some more variety in the solo missions would be nice. The gunplay was rock solid but it's Bungie so you figure they'll always get that part of the game right at least.

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#28

Gamer83 commented on Review: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Danger o...:

Thanks for the review Dave, sadly I now have to officially give up on ever getting a good TMNT game again. That even WayForwad failed, miserably in fact, is very discouraging. One thing I miss about the 90s is Konami was great back then and you could count on them for a god TMNT beat 'em up. Now all Konami has is Metal Gear Solid and the studios that try making a TMNT game, whether working with Ubisoft or Activision, have no clue. At least the ones were Ubi were playable though. The two TMNT titles last year and now this one are a complete joke.

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#30

Gamer83 commented on What's Out This Week: November 4th (North Amer...:

Bought Advanced Warfare (for PS4 though). First Call of Duty I've bought since MW 3 and I'm actually liking it quite a bit but I'm convinced now that the series will never again reach the highs it did with CoD 2 and MW 1.

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#33

Gamer83 commented on New Halo 2 Anniversary Trailer Stuns:

Eventhough it was my least favorite of the campaigns, I still enjoyed Halo 2 more than many other games so I'm looking forward to playing through it again. Hell I'm looking forward to playing through all of them in order. Halo is easily my favorite franchise so for me this collection seems like it will be the best thing ever.

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#36

Gamer83 commented on Review: The Evil Within (Xbox One):

@SuperKMx

Yeah, I don't really know what happened with the sequel. I'm guessing they were trying to reach a wider audience so went with a tone that wasn't quite as dark or heavy. In the end, it was a game that didn't really seem to appeal to anybody, can't help but wonder if the sequel had fallen more in line with the first if it would've been more successful. It's a shame that series never caught on though, because it's still, imo, the best 'horror' game since the glory days of Resident Evil and Silent Hill.

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#39

Gamer83 commented on Review: Sunset Overdrive (Xbox One):

@EternalDragonX
I always say if you're unsure, try before you buy. Personally, I think outside of the grinding, the game has more in common with inFamous, Crackdown, even Ratchet & Clank than it does with Tony Hawk or Jet Set, can't say about Dead Rising 3 as I haven't played it. If your interested in SO I'd say gamefly it at least.

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#45

Gamer83 commented on Deals With Gold: Jump Into A Titan And Get The...:

Multiplayer only is what hurts the game for me. Still, this is a nice sale for those interested who didn't take the plunge I can't help but wonder if the timing isn't a little off though. CoD and Halo both hit the market over the next two weeks. And Halo may just be a collection of older games but it is one hell of a collection.

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#46

Gamer83 commented on Review: Sunset Overdrive (Xbox One):

Nice review @DRL. I'm not too far in but one thing I love what I've played so far. Once you get used to the controls and figure out how to start stringing combos together, the game is a blast.

@hydeks
I was worried too, Insomniac has been hit or miss (mostly miss) since Ratchet & Clank: A Crack in Time came out in 2009. I liked Resistance 3, but the R&C spinoffs, R&C Into the Nexus and especially FUSE were not so good. Sunset Overdrive is excellent though, the crazy weapons of R&C mixed with Insomniac's love it or hate it humor and an inFamous/Crackdown feel.

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#47

Gamer83 commented on Talking Point: Is Xbox One the Best Value this...:

@hydeks

Just a few more hours until Sunset Overdrive is officially released. :)

@mitcHELLspawn

XBL is really a deciding factor for me in regards to what I'm going to be doing with future multiplat gaming. I'm over the resolution, framerate nonsense, I've accepted that if I'm going to get crazy over that stuff, what I really should be doing is dropping consoles and building a gaming rig, and I'm not really into that. I've got a lot of friends who haven't made the jump from last gen yet but they're starting to lean towards X1 and it's in large part because of the experience we've all had online. We obviously don't live near each other anymore, and even if we did, adults are not getting together face to face to play videogames (usually). The PS fanboys downplay the XBL advantage big time, but I truly believe you have to have significant experience with both platforms to realize just how much XBL destroys PSN. Neither is perfect but from my experience, XBL has had far less issues and none that were as ridiculous as what happened to PSN in 2011, and the fact Sony waited to tell people what was going was just great customer service... If PSN were still free I could look past things a bit but now that it's only $10 a year cheaper than XBL, I think it actually makes MS' service look that much better. You now have to pay for PSN and it has the problems it's always had, hell I'd say it's so bad that even Nintendo Network is better. And all this is coming from somebody who considers himself a PlayStation guy, if I had to pick just one brand. Fortunately I'm not a fanboy with my head up my backside like a lot of other people on the internet. Seems like youtube, gamespot, ign, etc, are havens for Sony slaves.

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#48

Gamer83 commented on Talking Point: Is Xbox One the Best Value this...:

If I were choosing between all 3 consoles this holiday, Xbox One would be the one I'd get. It's got all the multiplats and the exclusives, in particular Forza Horizon 2, have just been better than what PS4 offers. The best exclusives, though, are on Wii U, so that would be my second choice.

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#49

Gamer83 commented on Microsoft Slashes Xbox One Price in US for Hol...:

MS has completely taken away the one edge PS4 had. If the X1 doesn't outsell PS4 in NA this holiday, well, consumers will prove they have no clue. X1 has the games, it has the price, hopefully this sparks sales and forces Sony to wake up.