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Gamer83

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#1

Gamer83 commented on Multiple Sources Confirm New Xbox One Hardware...:

@KelticDevil
I was actually suggesting a main Halo game for VR. It wouldn't be exclusive to VR, of course, but if MS signs a deal with Oculus I could see something similar like PSVR where you can play PS4 games normally on your console but the option will be there to use the headset as well. Halo 6 with Oculus compatibility would be huge for MS.

It's interesting times all around. I'm not sure I'm in love with the changes we're going to see in the console landscape, but as somebody who is intrigued by the rapid technological advancements I'm highly interested by how all these companies will adapt. As gamers, a good majority of us will always tune into E3 but it's not always a must-watch. E3 2016, however, absolutely is must see.

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#2

Gamer83 commented on Multiple Sources Confirm New Xbox One Hardware...:

@KelticDevil
I have zero interest in VR myself. I wish Sony wasn't doing it, I'd like MS and Nintendo to avoid it. But, I understand the appeal for many others. When I think of games that could work, the obvious is Forza and of course a Flight Simulator game. Both could be killer apps. I'm not sure a third person shooter like Gears would work well but an FPS like Halo is an obvious choice. Of course I hope 343 sorts some other things out before focusing on VR.

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#3

Gamer83 commented on Multiple Sources Confirm New Xbox One Hardware...:

@KelticDevil
MS will have to get a massive global appeal if it's wants to be No. 1 as right now it only really hits big with people in the U.S., Canada and UK. But you're right that MS can use it's $$$ if it wants to create a beast of a console that is competitively priced. A loss might have to be taken on the hardware, but if the investors are willing to settle for that and let software make up the cost, that'd be great for us as gamers. The original Xbox and Xbox 360 were on the cutting edge when each released, so it's disappointing this gen wasn't the same case. If the 'Scorpio' is in fact a whole new Xbox and not an upgraded Xbox One like I'm expected, then it's actually like what we discussed in an earlier article about hardware rumors. Cut this gen a year a short but deliver a great piece of hardware with strong launch titles and the Xbox 'Two' should be a hit, at least in the strongest Xbox markets, and then you go from there. With the best versions of third party games, you'd imagine other places will jump on board.

It will be interesting to see, if MS employs the strategy of going with a new console, which works out better and p*sses off less people. Sony's half step or a new Xbox. I'm convinced at this point I will upgrade both pieces of hardware but the approach taken and how its handled, along with pricing, will determine which I go with first. While I'm more of a PlayStation guy, I'd upgrade to a new Xbox first if all X1 games and saves transfer over like Phil Spencer has talked about.

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#4

Gamer83 commented on Multiple Sources Confirm New Xbox One Hardware...:

@Ps4all
It's nice to see people over here at least taking a mature approach to this. It'll be interesting to see how MS goes about this but as long as I can still play all upcoming Xbox One games on the console I bought in 2014, I really don't care if the people who haven't made the jump to this gen yet have an option for a more powerful Xbox One.

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#5

Gamer83 commented on Multiple Sources Confirm New Xbox One Hardware...:

Just rumors but where there's smoke there's usually fire and there's been a lot of smoke from Sony and MS these days. I still believe NX is going to be a powerful piece of kit and is in causing Sony and MS to react. There's also the fact that tech is constantly changing and the PS4 and Xbox One were more out-dated on launch than any consoles I can remember including Wii U. It's funny that the reaction to this has been kind of muted though, where as with PS4 Neo all I saw is bullcrap about how '40 million people are screwed' blah blah blah. The traditional console cycle is changing, people need to learn to deal with it.

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#9

Gamer83 commented on Out This Week: DOOM, Raiden V, GunWorld 2:

I'll get Doom at some point. I didn't care much for Doom 3 but I enjoyed the original a lot back in my younger years (cray to think I was still in elementary school when the original released). My friends are telling me this is fairly close to the original, or at least closer than Doom 3 was, which has sold me on giving it a shot. None of them were huge fans of 3 either but love this one.

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#10

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

@tylertreese
Well, imo, with these new releases Tomb Raider and Uncharted are now more similar than they've ever been and if somebody doesn't like Rise of the Tomb Raider, I'm not sure they'll like Uncharted 4. In the past the games had a similar but different feel, I don't really think that's the case now with the approach Naughty Dog took to this Uncharted entry.

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#11

Gamer83 commented on NPDs: Microsoft Tries to Spin Figures as Indus...:

I actually agree with @BAMozzy to an extent. People love to say graphics are 'good enough now' a common phrase uttered in the later PS3 and 360 days when it was more than obvious the generation had gone on too long. There's also my personal favorite... 'graphics don't matter,' but if that was true we'd all be gaming on the freaking NES still, or hell, the consoles that were released earlier. Graphics and performance are a big deal and can help make a game more immersive and while there are some games I've been thrilled with this gen, there's a lot where I can't help but feel that maybe we'd benefit from better hardware. Quantum Break being a prime example. Love the game but I think it's clear Remedy had to make some concessions. Naughty Dog, who are technical wizards couldn't get Uncharted 4 to go 1080p, 60 fps and according to people who work there, actually struggled with The Last of Us Remastered. Like it or not, new machines are needed, especially if Nintendo is not joking around with NX and with its new president being more of a businessman who seems to be willing to force Nintendo to change, I have to believe NX will be a serious piece of hardware. With that being the case, and not to mention PC gaming gaining more traction as the years go by, Sony and MS have to react.

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#12

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

Finished my first playthrough of Uncharted 4 last night. Shot straight to the top of my list of favorite games this gen. Didn't know if it'd top Rise of the Tomb Raider for me, but it did. Admittedly I am a bit more of a PlayStation guy so I can see the game not clicking the same for others, but I love it. Starting a second playthrough right away because I did miss a bunch of treasures as well as a few dialogue sequences and journals that add more context to the story.

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#13

Gamer83 commented on NPDs: Microsoft Tries to Spin Figures as Indus...:

I've played some great games this gen, a few I'd say have earned a spot in my top 20 all-time, but lets be real... the entire generation has been a bit of a mess since it started in November 2012. Wii U being an absolute non-factor has certainly contributed to a less than rosey outlook on console gaming. Last gen we had three healthy platforms, this gen it's just two. And even those two are now losing steam because Sony and MS want to re-invent the wheel. I actually think it's necessary because these two companies idiotically let the last gen drag on two years too long and now have to scramble to keep up with changing tech and the demands of gamers but they did it to themselves. I'm interested to see in the long run how this hurts or doesn't hurt the console market. But I'll always stand behind that PS4 and Xbox One should've been launched in 2011 and later this year we should be looking at PS5 and Xbox 'Two.'

Anyway, I thoroughly enjoyed playing both Ratchet & Clank and Quantum Break and have actually played through each more than once. Happy to see both performed well and despite it receiving a lot of heat, I'm also happy to see Star Fox Zero in there. I didn't want the series to disappear because Miyamoto, all due respect to him as he is a legend and his games a reason I'm into gaming, is past his prime and his crazy decision making does mesh well with 2016. By most accounts it's just the controls that are the problem with the game. Hopefully I'll be able to get Star Fox Zero remastered for NX with normal controls.

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#15

Gamer83 commented on WB Games Own Magazine Leaks Batman: Return to ...:

@JaxonH
They sure did advertise it as the next big thing, but the fans spoke and for the majority it wasn't up to par. If you ask me though, I'd probably say Origins had a better story than City and Arkham Knight and that's a huge part of these games, so if there is going to be a collection, go all out. It doesn't shock me not to see it as part of this though. Of course after this collection makes WB some easy money and it wants to score another cash grab, you can expect to see an 'Origins Collection' which will have Origins and a port of the console port of Blackgate.

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#16

Gamer83 commented on Forza Motorsport 6 to Get Licensed NASCAR Expa...:

Don't know if I love this or hate this. On the one hand, I'm not a fan of NASCAR, at all. On the other, I love seeing all these big expansions that come to the Motorsport and Horizon games. Turn 10 and Playground are world class. Neither studio ever seems satisfied and it always looking to improve.

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#17

Gamer83 commented on ​Editor's Opinion: The Search for Honest Gam...:

@KelticDevil
Just not a fan of double standards. And they're all over the place in the gaming community right now. I'll never back off what I believe though, even if it goes against the grain. I'm going to be 33 this month, at this point in my life if I was backing down just to make others feel better, well I'd be a pathetically weak person who would be better off just locking the door to my house, finding a corner to curl up in and never joining the rest of the world.

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#21

Gamer83 commented on ​Editor's Opinion: The Search for Honest Gam...:

@Utena-mobile
A good point. The lower scores for Quantum Break didn't make me cancel my pre-order, likewise, the 92 metacritic score didn't make me run to the store and buy Bloodborne (for some reason, I just can't enjoy the Souls type games).

@SuperKMx
I noticed recently at some other websites I frequent that more people are linking to reviews posted on OpenCritic. Certainly nice to see that it gives the unscored reviews some visibility.

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#22

Gamer83 commented on ​Editor's Opinion: The Search for Honest Gam...:

@A_BabyRed_Yoshi
I want numbered reviews to go away for purely selfish reasons. I think it would go a long way to doing away with the idiotic fanboys who corporate slave for companies rather than just enjoy games. There was once a time when people didn't care about review scores, they existed and if a game did well it didn't matter the console, people would want to play it. In today's world of whiney fanboys, however, review scores just serve to fuel console wars. The industry has changed and the number system is archaic. Just like games have had to evolve, so too should games journalism.

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#23

Gamer83 commented on ​Editor's Opinion: The Search for Honest Gam...:

@tylertreese
Ok, I'm sick of getting lectures from people. I don't give a damn if somebody doesn't like a game, they have their opinion and if you value it, good for you. I don't have to agree however and in this case, and in most cases when it comes to Jeff Gerstmann, I don't agree with the review and I don't value his opinion. Don't like it? Tough. Being condescending isn't going to make me change my mind.

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#25

Gamer83 commented on ​Editor's Opinion: The Search for Honest Gam...:

@tylertreese
Been following the games industry and reading magazines or visiting websites for over two decades now, I know it's not a 'hive mind.' I decide what websites I like or dislike based on the writers. If there are numerous writers I like, which is the case with PushSquare, this website or NL, I stick around, if I don't care for the writers or community I leave. I don't base things on just one writer.

As for Gerstmann, I've never taken his reviews into account. I certainly respect him because anybody who is willing to put their job on the line to stand up for what they know is right deserves points in my book, but I hardly ever agree with his reviews. And I'll stand by my statement, those 4/10 reviews were complete and utter nonsense.

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#27

Gamer83 commented on ​Editor's Opinion: The Search for Honest Gam...:

I stand by what I said about those 40 or lower reviews for Quantum Break. Obviously they weren't paid off by Sony, just like good NPD numbers aren't paid for by Sony (idiots have actually suggest Sony is paying for good sales numbers), but I've played the game and the people who gave it that score (some who work for websites that gave that half-assed piece of trash Street Fighter V a better score) will never be taken seriously by me again. I can understand a 7 or even a 6 if you hate the source material for the story but lower than that, and scoring it under broken or half complete games? Get out of here with that nonsense.

I only really trust this website, PushSquare and Nintendo Life for reviews. I've had my disagreements but I like the writing and there are some people who seem to have a similar philosophy on games as I do and similar likes and dislikes as far as genres, those are the writers whose articles, reviews or otherwise, I actively seek out and many of them reside across the trio of sites here.

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#30

Gamer83 commented on Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare Officially Conf...:

I'm taking a wait-and-see approach with this one. I liked Advanced Warfare and Black Ops 3 but the last Infinity Ward Call of Duty was pretty mediocre.

@WayneDavies89
I have to imagine Modern Warfare Remastered will be available as standalone no more than a month or two after Infinite Warfare hits. It would be moronic not to release it stand alone since I can't think of anything that would easier money for Activision.

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#32

Gamer83 commented on Rumour: Microsoft to Announce New Hardware at ...:

@Vincent294
That's why I'm ok with the upgraded PS4 and wouldn't mind if MS goes the same route. A new console after three years would be asinine and MS clearly isn't that dumb, that's why I think we'll either just get a regular slimmed down model which is better as far as power consumption or they'll go the 'Neo' route. I think the real take away though, is technology is advancing quickly and the game market has to change to keep up. We're at the end of 'traditional' consoles. I'm starting to think even NX won't be a traditional console despite how stuck in its old school ways Nintendo is.

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#33

Gamer83 commented on Rumour: Microsoft to Announce New Hardware at ...:

@KelticDevil
LOL. I was pretty ticked off about the Kinect, but 360 was primary console at the time. I don't know as it necessarily hurt the Xbox brand but it certainly didn't. Just like Wii's motion controls (still liked plenty of Wii games, just didn't care for the control scheme) and the PS Move of the same gen and the Sega CD and Jaguar CD before those, the Kinect was utterly useless. I think PSVR will be added to the list. Mid-gen add-ons are never a good thing.

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#34

Gamer83 commented on Rumour: Microsoft to Announce New Hardware at ...:

@KelticDevil
I just hope I'm not left face palming after any of the press conferences this year. It's happened three times for me... Sony E3 2006, MS E3 2013 Nintendo last year. We can sadly rule Nintendo out this year (I say sadly because I am genuinely interested in the NX eventhough I'm not a fan of the Wii U at all). I'm not bothered by Sony's PS4K but I've been bothered by VR from the beginning. Those kind of add-ons split the fanbase like the useless Move and Kinect did. If it was a day-one product packed in with each system (like MS attempted with Kinect for Xbox One before realizing nobody wanted the damn thing) that's fine, but mid-generation add-ons always get me a bit nervous because I flash back to Sega CD. I stand by what I've been saying though the people losing their minds over a PS4K need to chill, it's just another option. I do agree though, if it's released at the same time as PSVR one of those devices is f'ed over because the average consumer is not dropping $900. If they were, everybody would be gaming on PCs because it isn't that much more expensive once we start talking that price.

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#35

Gamer83 commented on Rumour: Microsoft to Announce New Hardware at ...:

@KelticDevil
I wish that would happen, but not going to lie, that seems too good to be true. I think the biggest announcement is going to be something that will lead to a complete role reversal for Sony and MS from last gen... Free online multiplayer. I know it seems crazy because of all the money it pulls in for MS but that's exactly why it makes sense. MS can afford to take a hit in the wallet to bring people back into the Xbox ecosystem. And Xbox Live Gold can still be successful as long as we get more Sunset Overdrives as the 'free' games and continue to get excellent deals with Gold. PS Plus blew up in its early days because it was offering killer value. I've seen this rumor floating around and where there's smoke there's usually fire. Stay the course on Xbox One for two more years, offer free online multiplayer and keep the strong exclusives coming and it can lead to long-term success. Xbox One may not reach 360 levels of success but the positive momentum could be huge leading into the next Xbox, whatever it is.

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#36

Gamer83 commented on Rumour: Microsoft to Announce New Hardware at ...:

Business is picking up. Strap in and expect a wild ride at this year's E3. I just wish Nintendo was going to be there for the fun as well. Though considering Sony and MS lapped the Wii U with ease, even with all the mistakes MS made when announcing the Xbox One, I can totally understand why Nintendo won't be there, it needs to host an NX-only event where Sony and MS will not be stealing headlines with exclusives, big third part multiplat deals and new hardware. Which brings me to MS. It really can go one of two ways. I'm in the camp that believes MS should ride it out, just make a slimline Xbox One bundle settle for a total of 30 mil-40 mil (possibly more if things go well) sales for this gen and release the Xbox 'Two' in 2018. The other possibility is a brand new console and I won't lie, as p*ssed as people are about PS4 Neo, I'd be more up in arms about MS ending a generation at the 3-year mark. But who knows what's going on. Of all the big 3 MS is the one I'd think is most well-prepared for a rapidly advancing tech space so even if it's something that I'm not happy about myself, I'm interested to see what's going to go down. June can't come soon enough for me.

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#38

Gamer83 commented on Bioware Tease Potential New Dragon Age Game:

Makes sense. All Bioware makes anymore is Mass Effect and Dragon Age. I miss the pre-EA Bioware which was always making new games, each better than the last. I can only wonder what would've happened had they not sold their souls.

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#40

Gamer83 commented on Tekken X Street Fighter On Indefinite Hold:

Good. This is some of the best news of the year, imo. Capcom can stick to figuring out the hell to fix SF V and Namco can strictly focus on Tekken. I thought Tekken 6 was very disappointing but Tag 2 was pretty good. Hopefully 7 will rank up there with 3 and 5, which are easily my two favorite in the mainline series and two of my favorite fighting games ever, 2D or 3D.

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#41

Gamer83 commented on Gears of War 4's Ultimate Edition Will Let You...:

@KelticDevil
If the General RAAM DLC didn't exist, I would have no problem with the lack of campaign DLC because lets face it, Gears is a mutliplayer series. I play it mostly for campaign but 99% of Gears players couldn't give a sh*t less about it. It sucks but gaming is a business and the thinking probably is why spend the resources for something that will not be used by the vast majority of players. I actually like the sound of the season pass otherwise. Content for the next year that will probably keep the players happy. I do agree about the early-access thing being limited though. I don't mind that it's limited to digital-only (this is the direction gaming is going anyway, whether any of us like or not, I don't), but it should be for all who pre-order digitally, Ultimate Edition or not. Anybody who pre-orders is saying 'I have confidence in your product' especially if they are doing so with something that right now they can't take back to a store and get money for if the game sucks. So why screw those over who pay $60 as opposed to $100? That's straight bullsh*t if you ask me. I'm really looking forward to the game though, pre-ordered a retail copy of the standard edition as soon as the store I frequent started taking them.

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#42

Gamer83 commented on Microsoft Ends Xbox 360 Production:

@KelticDevil
People don't like to hear it and want to pretend it's not option, but I think a steambox direction is entirely possible for the future of the Xbox. I could see in Nov. 2017 MS just re-starting the Xbox line. It would strictly be called Xbox and obviously there will be differing skus and the ability to upgrade. It's pretty obvious MS is heading that direction anyway with the integration of all its products. If done well, it can work, if not, it'll fail. Just like with PS4K, aside from rumors we have no hard facts on it, it could still end up not being as terrible as people are making it out to be. The problem is the market as well all knew it is changing at a rapid rate and these companies are trying to keep up. That means sometimes things need to be done differently but people hate what they don't know. We'll just have to see what the next few years brings. All I know is it can't stay the same. If this gen proved anything it's that the traditional home console cycle doesn't work anymore. No gen ever had hardware as underpowered from day one as this one did. The Wii U, the PS4, the Xbox One... All pitiful from a tech stand point.

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#43

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

@DRL
That doesn't sound too good. I was hoping this would get the series back on track and maybe even lead to something of a revival. I was nervous when I saw all the mixed reviews. The control scheme seems to be the major sticking point. I watched some gameplay videos but all I can gather from that is it pretty much seems like a Star Fox 64 remake.

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#44

Gamer83 commented on Microsoft Ends Xbox 360 Production:

@KelticDevil
If I'm 100% honest, the reaction to PS4K has been ridiculous. We still don't know for sure what this is but if the rumors are true that current PS4 owner still get to play every new release, I have no issue with an upgraded revision. Revisions have always existed and that's the price you pay as an early adopter. As a day-one buyer as long as I can play all new releases going forward, I'm fine as long as the versions for the original model are still playable. I don't remember the millions of 3DS owners losing their sh*t over New 3DS, which actually has an exclusive game, and this isn't much different, but as usual people p*ss and moan. What's hilarious to me is I get called 'entitled' when I b*tch about halfa$$sed $60 games with missing content but people who are still getting access to all future releases have every right to be p*ssed because somebody may have a 'better' PS4 but still get access to all future games? Sorry, but those people can f**k off. Now, if the PS4K starts getting exclusive games, then I'll be right there with them but that's not the case yet. I still think VR is a big factor in this too. Maybe not as big as NX but a factor for sure. But I actually think VR is a worse idea than PS4K because it truly fractures the fanbase. With PS4K there will be some games that may look better but we don't know by how much, my guess is with 40 mil current users out there, Sony and third parties aren't going to be crazy enough to make versions for vanilla PS4 look like sh*t because that model will still be sold. But I need to see full details before I react one way or another. MS is definitely doing something too and if it's a new system, I will be disappointed. People are b*tching about 4K but a brand new Xbox 3 years after Xbox One? To me that would be ridiculous but I've also come to terms with the fact that the console market is changing. People can learn to accept it or go back to Nintendo, which might be the only company that is going to stick to the old-school ways. I'd go back but I need to first see a serious effort on Nintendo's part to get and keep real third party support and that means stuff like GTA in addition to the family friendly games and quirky Japanese stuff like Bayonetta and Devil's Third. Until then I'll rock with PlayStation and Xbox but at this point it's time to start thinking about these brands less as 'home consoles' and more as welfare PCs.

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#46

Gamer83 commented on Microsoft Ends Xbox 360 Production:

@KelticDevil
If MS is coming up with a plan to keep up with Sony (and I think it is) there's no way the system will be much cheaper than $300-$350, if it comes in at under $400. There will definitely be retail 'trade up' programs, how much you'd be able to net is anyone's guess, but neither Sony or MS can give these consoles away for free. We also don't know what's going on behind the scenes which is what makes everything all the more interesting. With Sony cruising like it was, commonsense would dictate to stay the course and wait until 2018 to deliver the PS5. But I think it's possible NX has Sony freaked out (there's too many rumors about it being a powerful console for that rumor not to be true) and because Sony is a reactionary company, well, it's going to react. By extension, this effects MS, its backed into a corner and has to keep up. I'm looking forward to E3. I can see a lot of p*ssed of consumers or a lot of people ok with the way things are going. NX has to be given a proper reveal and at this point with all the leaks, Sony has to talk. If both those companies are making waves, there's no way MS can sit back and do nothing. All the big 3 better have their best PR teams prepared.

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#47

Gamer83 commented on Microsoft Ends Xbox 360 Production:

@RustyBullet @SuperKMx @KelticDevil

It's too bad Condemned 2 bombed so bad commercially, and to be frank, wasn't really that great a game anyway. Like a lot of companies I think they saw that people loved their action shooters and that's the route they went and it hurt more than helped. I'd love a reboot that is very much in line with the first but highly doubt it will happen, especially in the current gaming environment.

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#49

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

@jongred
It's awesome, I'd actually say it's my favorite game on the current consoles above Rise of the Tomb Raider, inFamous: Second Son and Super Mario 3D World which were my three previous favorites. If you liked the original and have access to a PS4, it's a must-play. The graphics are phenomenal, the world i just so vibrant and colorful but the most important part of the game is that it's a blast to play. Somebody over in the PushSquare forums said it, and I completely agree, it's a reminder of why I began gaming over 25 years ago and that was to have fun which is something that is sadly underappreciated this day and age in an industry dominated by darker themed games that are supposedly grounded in 'realism.' I love stuff like The Last of Us, Alan Wake, Quantum Break, inFamous, Mass Effect and even some of the Call of Duties, but Ratchet & Clank is a much needed change of pace.

Here's the link to @AlexStinton's glowing review, http://www.pushsquare.com/reviews/ps4/ratchet_and_clank