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Gamer83

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#4

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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#8

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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#10

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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#11

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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#12

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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#13

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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#15

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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#16

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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#20

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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#23

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.

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#25

Gamer83 commented on Gamescom 2014: Rise of The Tomb Raider Is Also...:

@hydeks

It's the same as last-gen, a lot of 360 games were also on the original Xbox for the first half year or so, then MS abruptly dropped the Xbox Original and the cross-gen stuff stopped. 360 has an over 80 mil userbase though, as much as I agree with you, it can't be expected of MS to leave that many people out in the cold and losing the PS4 customers' $$$ this move makes sense for SquareEnix too. The true current gen games will come, but it'll take a while longer. In the meantime, this should at least still be a great game, just maybe won't look as great as it could've.

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#28

Gamer83 commented on Gamescom 2014: Rise Of The Tomb Raider An Xbox...:

@JaxonH

Still not convinced its timed-exclusive. MS has to know that that's not a good long-term strategy. I guess if we're talking timed like Mass Effect 1 was timed for six years then fine but if we're talking 6 months it's money poorly spent.

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#32

Gamer83 commented on Poll: What Did You Think of the Microsoft Game...:

11/10 for the simple fact they mindf'ed me and other PS4 owners who wanted to play Rise of the Tomb Raider on PS4 the world over. Well played, MS, well played. And of course, Sony had no response just indie games and Bloodborne.

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#33

Gamer83 commented on Gamescom 2014: Rise Of The Tomb Raider An Xbox...:

@eaglebob345

It's a smart play by MS, it's dumb on SE's part. Until I see cold, hard numbers, I refuse to believe the money MS paid them will make up for the lost PS4 sales, and the Definitive Edition sold better on PS4, there's a bigger TR fanbase on PS4. SE isn't hard up for the cash and it's a move that really doesn't benefit anyone except MS. That said, the only party that shouldn't be getting crapped on in this case is MS. When you're behind you need to do what you can to catch up. We'll see how this pans out, I have a hard time believing that if Titanfall, a highly hyped FPS couldn't get MS on even footing with PS4 then Rise of the Tomb Raider will have a hard time doing it. But I also believe it's not a single exclusive that moves a console but multiple and MS has their ducks lined up in a row right now, and it's looking very nice for 2015. I think we can bank on Halo 5 and Tomb Raider. And there's no reason at least two of Crackdown, Quantum Break and Scalebound shouldn't be out.

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#39

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

Probably doesn't need to be said at this point but MLB 14 The Show for PS4 and when I manage to pull myself away from that game, I play some TLoU Remastered. Hoping to have the latter completed by the end of this month so that when Destiny comes out I'll be able to give that the attention it deserves.

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#41

Gamer83 commented on Resident Evil Remake Coming to Xbox One, Xbox ...:

Alien looks cool but there's a whole bunch of other games I'm looking to get first that I know I'll like. If the franchise didn't have such a spotty game history though, I'd probably take a chance on Alien Isolation.

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#42

Gamer83 commented on Guacamelee Developer DrinkBox Studios is Worki...:

This is one of the very, very few indie studios I actually like, along with FuturLab and Way Forward (if WF counts as indie), so I'm looking forward to whatever it has planned. Guacamelee is one of my favorite Vita games. Will double dip and get Super Turbo Championship Edition for PS4 at some point.

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#43

Gamer83 commented on Sleeping Dogs Definitive Edition Gets October ...:

$60? LOL! Great game but not that great and this is getting really, really lazy.

@hydeks
Get used to it. This is going to be the 'remaster' generation. I can't say anything since I ended up buying TLoU Remastered and will be getting the Master Chief Collection. I think this is going to be by far the worst generation of gaming I've ever experienced though. 8-bit era was awesome; 16-bit even more awesome. PSone/N64 era- good; PS2/GC/Xbox- Great; Last gen- pretty good; this gen- nothing but indies and remasters with an AAA here and there. I'd be outraged about it but as the year has gone on and I've seen no change I've just accepted that this is what gaming is now, and I'm going to ride things out until the inevitable crash.

I think I'll still enjoy gaming as long as Naughty Dog, Bungie, 343i, Nintendo, Sony San Diego (the MLB The Show studio) and Sucker Punch are making great AAA titles but this is a very, very poor start to a generation and doesn't bode well for the future. What happens next year after February? Developers will again be pulling whatever silly nonsense they can out of the closet. Hey I've got a great idea, how about a Tomb Raider Angel of Darkness 'Definitive Edition?' And I'm positive Capcom has something lying around that nobody wants. It's true, every gen has re-releases, remakes, hd updates, remasters, whatever ridiculous marketing term people want to come up with BUT it has never been this bad at a start of a generation it just hasn't. Biggest game in the first year of PS4? A 'remastered' PS3 game from 2013. The biggest Xbox One game in year one? A remastered collection of old games. The second biggest game of Wii U's first year was an update of Wind Waker. Just sad really. I can deal with all the cross-gen releases like AC IV, Watch Dogs, LittleBigPlanet 3, Forza Horizon 2, NBA 2K, MLB The Show because that stuff happens every gen and at least these are new releases but the best games on PS4 and Xbox One should not be recycled games from the past. At least Wii U got Super Mario 3D World.

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#44

Gamer83 commented on Resident Evil Remake Coming to Xbox One, Xbox ...:

@Emanouel

Originally I was leaning towards The Evil Within, but then I read some previews that made me cancel my pre-order. It sounds like it's more Resident Evil 4 style than RE 1-2, which is what I was hoping for. Not that RE 4 was a bad game but it there wasn't much 'survival/horror' about it. Alien seems to be coming along nicely but that franchise does not have a great video game history so I'll wait for reviews. It definitely seems more up my alley than The Evil Within though.

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#45

Gamer83 commented on The Last of Us Remastered Takes UK Top Spot De...:

@hydeks

I personally like The Last of Us better than any of the Uncharteds (though Uncharted 2 is very close) but I can also see why some wouldn't like TLoU as much. The gameplay in TLoU is great the problem with the game is it's very deliberately paced and for some people that's going to be a problem. With Uncharted it seems like you're always doing something at a very fast pace. If you're not going through a platforming section you're blasting your way through a bunch of set pieces. There's always something going on. TLoU has some crazy action sequences but they don't happen as often and there's no platforming.

I also think, from having discussed the kind of games he likes, that @JaxonH will be much more of a fan of Uncharted 4 than TLoU, assuming ND doesn't go in a more TLoU direction. I don't think they will but it's not the same team from the original 3 Uncharteds so who knows.

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#47

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

@DRL

Eh, really nothing to be jealous over, especially if you've already played the game on PS3. Being 100% honest, I'm struggling to see the difference in graphics. I noticed it right away in Tomb Raider Definitive Edition and even in MLB 14 The Show when I played the game on a friend's PS3 recently I could see the PS4 version is a step up. In TLoU, I'm just not really seeing a massive difference. Still a great game, but if you already played I wouldn't say run out and buy a PS4 for it. Now, when Uncharted 4: A Thief's End comes out...

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#48

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

MLB 14 The Show (PS4), as always and The Last of Us Remastered. I've already played TLoU on PS3 though so most of my time will be taken up by The Show, which I'm addicted to like happens every year when a new entry in that series is released.

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#49

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

I'll mostly be working this weekend but if I find the time to game... As usual MLB 14 The Show and the Destiny beta one more time before it ends.

@Dohv

Off topic but if you're a big baseball fan like myself I have to ask what you think about the All-Star game deciding home field for the World Series because to me in a sport that goes 162 games it is absolutely absurd to have what is essentially an exhibition decide who gets to be at home for the majority of the championship series. If ever there was a sport that the team with the better regular season record should get rewarded it's baseball.

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#50

Gamer83 commented on Updated: Xbox One August Update Details Auto-D...:

So Xbox One gets 3D BluRay before PS4, kind of hilarious. I'm hoping the Sony drones will call the company on this one. PS4 is lacking so many features PS3 had it's beyond unacceptable and the updates are abysmal compared to ones like this.