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Gamer83

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#2

Gamer83 commented on Resident Evil Revelations 2 Confirmed for Xbox...:

Loved the first so this is a must-buy. I'll probably go with the PS4 version just for console continuity with the series but it's cool that the PS and Xbox fans will get to enjoy it. I feel bad for the Nintendo crowd that they get left out though considering the first was one of the 3DS' best games and I believe sold fairly well.

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#5

Gamer83 commented on PAX Prime's Halo: The Journey Of The Master Ch...:

I wasn't a fan of Halo 2's singleplayer campaign (it wasn't bad taken on its own but in the context of the series is my least favorite) but I can't wait to get that multiplayer back. My friends and I will definitely be re-living our college days.

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#6

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

@HEADESTROYER4

In the end, as long as X1 sells well enough so it's not a total failure and gets good games, that's all that matters. If the brand had continued down the road it was going at E3 2013, it was finished for sure. Most of what's going on may be more of a company waking up as a whole and not just Phil Spencer himself, but regardless the X1 at this point in its life is starting to resemble the Xbox 360 at the same time, like @DRL mentioned, so that's a very good thing. And if the console takes off in China that could be huge given the size of that country, if it makes a major impact we could maybe see a lot of new, interesting games from talented developers over there that haven't really had a chance to put their games on consoles.

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#8

Gamer83 commented on Dead or Alive 5: Last Round Dash-kicks On To X...:

@Emanouel

Yeah, Injustice is great, I already have it for my PS4 so wouldn't re-buy but it definitely seems like a game that should make its way to Xbox One eventually, unless Sony did some kind of behind-the-scenes deal.

On topic though, this news does nothing for me. This series peaked at 2, one of my all-time favorite Dreamcast games. I kind of liked 3, 4 was average at best and 5 is just meh, no matter which 'edition' we're talking about. Honestly, for as much as people talked about a fighting game revival around 2009, unless it's a new Street Fighter, a game from NetherRealm or a new season for the X1 Killer Instinct, I find it tough to get hyped for a new release in the genre. Maybe Tekken 7 will pique my interest.

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#9

Gamer83 commented on Now How To Survive Leaps To Xbox One, Too:

@Emanouel

If EA and Bioware were to put together a package similar to the Master Chief Collection I'd be all for a ME collection since having the entire set of games on a single console is nice for convenience purposes.

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#13

Gamer83 commented on Saints Row IV Gets New Standalone Expansion, J...:

@Emanouel

Yeah, that's the argument and it's a fair point. But I just can't help but feel like these kind of releases do in a way hold the new systems back. There's enough cool looking games headed to X1 over the next year that I'm not too fussed about the re-releases but I'd still much rather be hearing about Saints Row 5 or Saints Row Rebooted. I feel like the focus on a re-release delays that inevitable new entry in the series longer than needed but it is what it is.

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#14

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

@DRL

Oh yeah I'm definitely enjoying it. I feel like since Phil Spencer has taken over the Xbox has become 'cool' again, kind of like back from 2006-2009 when the 360 was in the prime years of its run. I like the social features, that was a cool aspect of the 360 as well, but what has me most excited is the lineup. Forza Horizon 2, the Halo Collection, Killer Instinct Season 2, Halo 5, Sunset Overdrive, State of Decay Year One Edition, Quantum Break (my most-anticipated game headed to any system, ), Crackdown. Things are looking good for the Xbox One early on. You should add me on XBL: NYYanks3621.

@Tasuki
I think MS has done a good job with the bundles so far. It's not a price drop but with the Madden bundle I bought or the upcoming Sunset Overdrive bundle, you essentially get the game free with the purchase of the console, that's a pretty sweet deal. Only negative I can think to it is if you absolutely detest digital downloads as that's the way the game is given to you. I'd prefer physical copies but can't complain about a free download. You should send me a friend invite too, I don't use my 360 as much anymore but still take it out from time to time and like to see what other people are playing and achievements they've racked up.

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#15

Gamer83 commented on State of Decay: Year-One Survival Edition Conf...:

This is one of those re-releases where I become a hypocrite. I'm not a fan of all these late ports to the X1 and PS4 but this was one of my favorite downloadable 360 games, and with better visuals, and expansions I still haven't bought, I may get this edition of the game for the right price.

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#16

Gamer83 commented on Saints Row IV Gets New Standalone Expansion, J...:

Gotta say I'm a bit disappointed. I was hoping we'd be moving away from re-releases in 2015 and beyond not toward more of them. I will admit as a Saints Row fan, and somebody who even likes IV, I'm interested in the stand alone expansion but I wanted a sequel or reboot and like @EternalDragonX posted, real world please. I say reboot and gives us a version of Stilwater built ground up for the X1/PS4.

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#17

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

@Tasuki

If by true colors you mean just go where I think the games are, then yes. :)

But don't worry I'm still buying plenty, possibly more games for PS4 since the multiplats are pre-ordered on that console, so I will continue to bring my positive, non-cynical outlook on the gaming landscape, and the PS brand in particular, to PushSquare. ;)

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#19

Gamer83 commented on September's Xbox Games with Gold Confirmed:

@hydeks

None of the console makers are really offering up great stuff on the stores right now. I still say this is better than what either Sony or Nintendo have had recently though. And the sales for Gold members have been really good in recent months.

@Tasuki

Probably not the intended purpose on MS' part but what I'm probably going to do is download Reach then if I can get $10 or so for the disc at Gamestop, put that towards The Master Chief Collection.

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#21

Gamer83 commented on Deals With Gold and Xbox Binge Watch & Play Sa...:

@DRL

I was just messing around, I'm sure you guys are going to be swamped with games here soon.

@Generik

Yup, that's one sequel I'd love to see. Phil Spencer has brought back some franchises like KI and Crackdown that people seemed to forget so I'm holding out slight hope for Shadow Complex 2.

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#22

Gamer83 commented on Forza Horizon 2 Demo Dated, Achievements Revealed:

Forza Horizon was my favorite racer last gen so I'm getting this one. Not happy at all about 30 frames per second but I can deal (I'm also giving a slight pass since it's cross gen, if it were current gen only I wouldn't bother, every racer designed for exclusively for PS4 and/or X1 should be 60 fps). Looking forward to the demo since I've anticipated a sequel to the original Horizon for a while, any chance to play some of it early is good and demos seem to be somewhat rare these days.

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#25

Gamer83 commented on Deals With Gold and Xbox Binge Watch & Play Sa...:

If anybody still hasn't played it, I'd highly recommend Shadow Complex. And yeah, TMNT: Out of the Shadows is horrible, might even be worse than the new movie (which while bad, admittedly wasn't as bad as I expected).

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#26

Gamer83 commented on No, You Won't See Anything More From Crackdown...:

@hydeks

Unfortunately I have the same feeling. 2015 is already stacked with Quantum Break, Halo 5 and Rise of the Tomb Raider. I'd like to think they could space everything out enough to get Crackdown out next year as well but it doesn't seem likely after this news.

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#31

Gamer83 commented on EA Defends After Confirming That Current-Gen N...:

I'd say I hope Madden 15 isn't missing major features either but this doesn't give me confidence. Getting the game for free though so I can't complain. Sucks what's going on with NHL though, on the plus side, it's $60 I save.

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#35

Gamer83 commented on Ice Ice Baby! Spencer Gets Drenched in ALS Ice...:

No, he works at Microsoft, he's an evil b@st@rd!

On the real, stuff like this is why I think Spencer is the best thing to happen to the Xbox division since Peter Moore and Shane Kim. He's passionate gaming and seems like a good dude. Unsurprising, people still disliked the video and found ways to complain eventhough he's doing something for a great cause. Also have to say great on the U.S. PlayStation team as well as they did something similar today. Nice to see big names in the game industry helping to spread awareness and contribute to the cause. And good nominees by Spencer. I can see Reggie accepting, he seems like the type who would, and given some of his decisions I look forward to seeing him get a bucket of icecold water dumped on his head. :)

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#37

Gamer83 commented on Man Who Created Xbox 360 Dashboard Advertising...:

@DRL

I don't remember that ever happening to me on the 360 but when I'm using my computer, almost without fail, the sports websites I go to have ads that play as soon as the site loads, and I have the volume way up on my computer and I'm always wearing earbuds. When the ads start playing, especially if it's for some kind of action movie and there's a gunshot or something to start, it scares the sh*t out of me.

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#38

Gamer83 commented on Spencer: Tomb Raider Deal Didn't Come From An ...:

@SuperKMx
That's exactly it, the messaging has again been bad. If the game is fully exclusive I see absolutely no reason to beat around the bush and in fact if I'm working at MS I'm saying that at every opportunity (it is giving its money to this project, I'd think there is some control over where the game goes). SE, to deal with the, rightly, p*ssed off portion of its fanbase should also be trying to clear things up, instead Phil Spencer has to run damage control.

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#39

Gamer83 commented on Spencer: Tomb Raider Deal Didn't Come From An ...:

@SuperKMx

The 'Evil' MS thing is part of it. Thought I think unwarranted as MS is just trying to sell a system and regardless of any company's financial well being, with Xbox One lagging behind right now I fully expect MS to keep throwing money at companies until it gets the current situation turned around. I'm not giving SE and CD a pass on this though, they f'ed millions of users who bought their damn game twice, it was the PS guys who supported the reboot more than anybody else. If the reason actually is financial issues, say it, because I think people would understand. Nobody would be happy but you'd have a lot less anger than you do now.

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#40

Gamer83 commented on The Last of Us Remastered Holds UK Top Spot Fo...:

@SuperKMx

Yeah, I'm honestly not sure where I'll find the time. I'll make it because I always do, but this year seems a lot more crazy than the last few. I felt like in 2013, the releases were spread enough over the whole year that it wasn't too hard to make time. This year it seems like all the big stuff hits at once.

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#42

Gamer83 commented on The Last of Us Remastered Holds UK Top Spot Fo...:

@SuperKMx

Sept. needs to hurry up already. I want Forza Horizon 2 yesterday and I pre-ordered that Killer Instinct Combobreaker edition from Gamestop which I also think is Sept. Madden 15, provided it's good, should be enough to tide me over from the end of this month until those two hit and then of course Sunset Overdrive in October and Halo in November... Yeah, this fall will be crazy, don't know how I'll keep up and I'm just talking about the Xbox One purchases I plan to make. There's also Games with Gold and I have some PS4 games to get as well.

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#43

Gamer83 commented on Spencer: Tomb Raider Deal Didn't Come From An ...:

I'm going to preface my response to this by stating I actually do like Phil Spencer. For a corporate exec he actually seems like one of the few who is a genuinely good guy, the type you could see at the bar and chill out with... But he comes off as a complete bullsh*tter in this interview. This isn't a win for anybody except MS and the Xbots and I completely and totally disagree with anybody who says otherwise. I'm not mad at MS for opening the checkbook though, it has to do what it is has to do. Xbox One hasn't come out of the gates like any of us wanted it to but it's a marathon and the best way to eventually win that race is line up the games no matter where they come from. I'd be lying, however, if I said I'm not furious with SquareEnix and Crystal Dynamics for selling out and ripping the rug out from the group of gamers who have supported them in higher numbers and I'd feel the same way if say, Activision just up and decided to take a deal from Sony for CoD. It's a business, I get it, but this is sickening. I'll have an Xbox One soon, I could buy this game, but I won't and part of the problem I have is the horrible way Crystal Dynamics has gone about this. "Sorry PS gamers, we know more of you supported the reboot than the Xbox guys but you don't get the sequel unless you shell out at least another $460, here's some downloadable trash instead." Pathetic and I have no respect any more for that studio.

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#47

Gamer83 commented on NPD: Xbox One Closes US Sales Gap, But Not By ...:

Halo could close the gap in Nov. I think it's still up in the air what Sunset Overdrive will do just because it's a new IP and Insomniac's recent games, including last year's Ratchet & Clank into the Nexus, haven't been huge sellers. Looks awesome but MS hasn't kicked up the advertising yet like it usually does for its big exclusives. Maybe that changes come October. It's a long gen, when all is said and done I think MS will win North America, but I'm not convinced it will be by nearly as big a margin as it was last time. PS4 sales have been much better out of the gate than PS3's were and this is despite not having much in the way of exclusive content (frankly X1 hasn't killed it in that area yet either). And I wouldn't kid myself into thinking Sony won't have any good exclusives over what should be at least a five-year period in regards to PS4 and X1. Sony has more first party studios and many of them are top notch. This could be a dogfight, which will hopefully benefit gamers in the long run.

As far as bundles, I think MS has done a better job in that category, and those are important. I'm getting the Madden 15 one myself, the game is free which is even better. The PS4 Destiny bundle comes with a nice white console but at $450 I think that's a bit of Sony arrogance showing through. The big Xbox One bundles, Madden and Sunset, cost the same as the console without a game so you're getting a better deal there.

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#50

Gamer83 commented on Gamescom 2014: DayZ Probably Isn't Exclusive t...:

@SuperKMx

Interesting, I didn't know it was that popular. Honestly I was kind of falling asleep when they were talking about it at Sony's show (and I was also still mindf'ed over the Tomb Raider announcement). I probably shouldn't write the game off so quick without having played it.