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Gamer83

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#1

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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#2

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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#3

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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#4

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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#5

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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#7

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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#8

Gamer83 commented on This Year's Call of Duty Title Revealed...But ...:

I bought, and enjoyed, Advanced Warfare and Black Ops 3 but I didn't care for Ghosts at all so I may skip this year's game since that team is making this one. We'll see though. Won't judge until I know more.

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#9

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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#10

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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#11

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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#12

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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#13

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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#15

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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#16

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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#18

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

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#22

Gamer83 commented on Deals With Gold: Dishonored Leads Lacklustre L...:

I'm tempted to get Remember Me but I have to fight the urge. I'd also be remiss if I didn't take this chance to warn people about those TMNT games. If you're interested that's fine, I never tell others what to do with their own money, but those games are extremely lackluster.

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#24

Gamer83 commented on Warning: Latest Division Patch Deleting Charac...:

Yup, it was only a matter of time before Ubish*t found a way to mess this game up. Hopefully the people who were effected will get a reasonable resolution. Thanks to the staff here for the heads up, I will refrain from turning The Division on for a few days.

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#25

Gamer83 commented on Rumour: FCC Listing Hints at New Xbox One Mode...:

I'm so sick of the rumors. PS4K, Xbox 1.5, NX... I want E3 to come and go just so this stuff can freaking stop. As long as the PS4 and Xbox One early adopters aren't screwed over, it's whatever at this point. Too many rumors to keep up with and I'm somebody who usually enjoys speculation.

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#28

Gamer83 commented on Latest Gears of War 4 Trailer Brings the Sadness:

@KelticDevil
The impressive part is, at least imo, the CD Tomb Raider games have gotten better and better. It got the series back on track with Legend which was a very good game, it was followed up with a nice remake of the original and then Underworld took the Legend formula and expanded on it. Then, after seeing the direction the action genre was going, they delivered a solid competitor for Uncharted series in the Tomb Raider reboot, I did the tombs and globetrotting of the older games but the game was a necessary change in direction if TR wanted to keep up. Now we just had Rise of the Tomb Raider, which did bring back some of those older elements. The tombs were still optional but they were bigger and more creative and there were some tombs that were part of the story. A little bit of globetrotting (not as much as I'd like but better than nothing), a better story. So yeah, new developer can be a good thing.

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#29

Gamer83 commented on Latest Gears of War 4 Trailer Brings the Sadness:

I'm actually with @BAMozzy over the disdain for Halo 5, I have a love/hate relationship with that game (campaign sucks, multiplayer is good) like I've never had with an entry in the series and that's disappointing because Halo is (will become 'was' if 343 doesn't get its sh*t together with 6's campaign) my favorite franchise. That said, I can't judge The Coalition until Gears 4 is out. Gears is right up there for me as far as favorite franchises and I really like the original. The Gears Ultimate re-release was well done, the developers have been talking about going back to a style closer to the original so I like what I'm hearing and I have more excitement for this game than fear. Of course, the developers could mess it up but I'd rather give the benefit of the doubt than worry about it. Sometimes a new developer is a good thing. Crystal Dynamics saved Tomb Raider. As much as I love Turn 10's Forza Motorsport games, I'm an even bigger fan of Playground's Horizon subseries. So, a new dev team isn't always reason for concern and many on The Coalition worked on the Gears trilogy. I'm seeing more signs that point in the right direction than the wrong.

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#31

Gamer83 commented on Out This Week: Quantum Break, DiRT Rally, TRON...:

@JaxonH
Getting a chance to see the other side of the story is a nice change of pace for sure. Something I think a few other story-heavy games could benefit from. And I dug the story as well. I expected to like it but I was more pulled in than I believed I would be after reading some reviews. Lance Reddick gave a really strong performance as Martin Hatch. I hate to say it because the character is a total scumbag, but the performance was so good, he was probably my favorite in the game and the tv show.

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#32

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

Finished my first playthrough of Quantum Break yesterday. This weekend I'll be doing a second run through the game to get a few collectibles I missed and to see how the story plays out when I make some different choices.

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#33

Gamer83 commented on Out This Week: Quantum Break, DiRT Rally, TRON...:

@JaxonH
It's a great game for sure, I'm really enjoying it, but while I still think the review scores of 4/10 (some from websites that rated SF V higher) is beyond stupid, I also can see why it's garnering in the 70-80 range from most sources. The problem is two-fold. The game had a lot of changes and delays and it seemed like MS wanted it to be out by late 2014 or early 2015. Coming out after a game like Rise of the Tomb Raider certainly doesn't help it. Remedy's games are very divisive also. Don't know if you'd the chance to play Alan Wake yet, but I rank that as one of my top 20 games of all-time, a lot of other people hate it. Remedy has a style that I really appreciate and Quantum Break is the next evolution of their story telling, which is a natural step as well, looking at its past. If somebody's not into shooters (and admittedly there are games that do shooting much better) or time-travel stories and certainly if they don't care for story-heavy games, the 'meh' attitude towards it is justified, however. Remedy is a lot like Quantic Dream. Both studios have to be appreciated for trying to mix things up, but gamers definitely have a love/hate relationship with them. I couldn't get past 15 minutes of Heavy Rain and I know people who wouldn't be able to get past Part 1 of QB's first Act.

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#34

Gamer83 commented on Gears of War 4 Gets Release Date as Fenix Rise...:

@Utena-mobile
Well, as @KelticDevil pointed out, there is a woman in the main crew but to be fair Gears has always had a bit of that, 'dude bro' stuff. I don't find anything wrong with that as long as it's done well and has a likeable crew of characters, which Gears always has. Marcus, Dom, Cole and Baird are four my favorite characters in Xbox history and their interactions helped make that first game. Some of the meathead humor was eyeroll-worthy but a lot of it was also hilarious. I hope with these three new characters they're as fun a group to trek through the game with. I liked what I saw in the E3 2015 demo and am looking forward to getting to know these characters but I'd be lying if I said I'm not rooting for some old friends to return.

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#36

Gamer83 commented on Rumour: Xbox NeXt Leaked via Linkedin?:

I expect by Nov. 2017 both Sony and MS will have 'half step' consoles. The thing that bothers me about that is, I would actually just prefer brand new consoles. Last gen dragged on way too freaking long, prior to that the tradition console cycle was 5-6 years, 2017 would be perfectly fine for new consoles but I'm starting to think that's not going to happen. As such, I'll just say if half steps are the way they're going, both Sony and MS better be prepared to deliver the message clearly and they better not screw over current owners. It's 100% acceptable if newer releases look better and run better on the newer hardware but for those who stick with their original boxes, they better be able to play every new release as well. If they do something stupid like splitting the userbases with exclusive releases than both companies will rightly be taken over the coals by consumers.

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#39

Gamer83 commented on Review: Quantum Break (Xbox One):

@TwilightOniAngel
Because these review scores will effect people's decision to buy the game, that's what bothers me about them. There is no way this game should be scoring lower than the most lazily developed game of this generation, Street Fighter V.

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#41

Gamer83 commented on Review: Quantum Break (Xbox One):

Reviews have been decidedly mixed but I'm still looking forward to playing the game. Just a shame it doesn't appear to live to Remedy's usually high level of quality. The good news is, most of the review sites I care about, save for EGM and GamesRadar, have the game at 80 or above so even if it's not a game that changes things up the way I hoped, at least I know it'll still be worth the $60. The short length of the campaign doesn't bother me. I loved Heavenly Sword and that was a 5-7 hour game.

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#42

Gamer83 commented on Final Fantasy XV Uncovered Event Revealed A Wh...:

I'd love to be excited but not being a huge fan of JRPGs, coupled with the fact that FF XIII was just not that good, it's difficult to get hyped. I still say the best thing to happen for SE in recent years was the takeover of Eidos. Crystal Dynamic's Tomb Raider games and Deus Ex are better than anything the Japanese branch of the company has put out in a long time.

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#45

Gamer83 commented on Megaton! Sunset Overdrive Comes to April's Gam...:

Maybe I'm jaded or 'entitled,' whatever people want to call me for what I'm about to post, that's fine by me, but this is honestly the first time this gen I've been impressed by the 'free' offerings from either MS or Sony. I own three of these games and played Dead Space so there's nothing for me personally but they're all very high quality games. I really hope this gets Sunset Overdrive some more exposure. It's the most under-appreciated game on the Xbox One and my second favorite behind Rise of the Tomb Raider.

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#46

Gamer83 commented on Final Rise of the Tomb Raider DLC Due for Rele...:

@JaxonH
Glad you enjoyed it. I'm wary of season passes myself but Crystal Dynamics did really good work with the Tomb Raider Underworld DLC so they deserved the benefit of the doubt. I think the main problem is, no matter how good some DLCs are, half the price of a full game, or in some cases just $10 cheaper than a full retail release, is a bit insane and while not all companies screw you over, plenty do so it's tough for us as consumers to trust these devs. Going forward though, I'll continue to support Crystal Dynamics until given a reason not to.