I'm heading to GDC this year and wanted to see if any other GB folk were going to be there. I'd love to hang out with some of you during the show! If enough people are heading there, perhaps we can organize a mini-meetup =)
Short term relief of stress is about the only one; but that is superseded by the dependency you'll acquire to constantly seek that out, as well as the fact that your overall health will deteriorate as a direct consequence of starting.
I've experimented with both the Xbox One controller and the DS4, and I believe I have to give the edge to the DS4. I really do enjoy the independent rumbles on the triggers with the Xbox One controller; but, ergonomically, it doesn't feel fantastic to me. The bumpers feel bizarre, and it doesn't fit well in my hands. I wouldn't say it is flimsy, but it feels as though I could bend it with enough effort.
The DS4 is actually a perfect fit. It is stable and comfortable within my hands, and feels sturdy as a rock. My only complaint is actually the light & the battery life (I believe they're correlated). I'd be happier if I could turn the light off, as I find its reflection in my TV a little annoying; but it's no big deal. Its short battery life can be a bit of a bummer, though. Otherwise, everything about it is spectacular. Feel, usability, et cetera.
Do I understand his points? Sure, and they're valid; but I don't think his review is in any way reasonable.
To me, a 4/10 game is something that is not functional, something that is so trite and broken that you cannot possibly play through it without some kind of forcing of the will. Bioshock Infinite's combat does indeed become repetitive; but once you master it, it's fun - I had a blast with the last few hours of the game because I finally felt in control. Beyond that, I could always appreciate the tremendous amount of work that went into the art and programming for the game, the story was also something I really enjoyed - even if it had bizarre moments that I didn't totally love (the theatre scenes, for example).
The short version, I think 4/10 is a completely unreasonable and incorrect score to give the game. Sure, you didn't enjoy it; but that doesn't mean that it is poorly made.