As long as there continues to be no tax on PSN, I'll probably stick with that. It saves be about $8 on a new game. I also don't trade in games anyway, so there isn't much of an advantage to having discs for me.
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No, I'm still not convinced Sony has the infrastructure to support a first-rate online service, but anyone can be hacked. I assume they've learned their lesson about withholding information.
I've purchased several early access games and I think it's a good idea as long as the developers are up front about the current state of the game. I bought Prison Architect because it's in a state that's perfectly playable now and continues to get better with every patch. It's also really nice to have Steam automatically grab all of the updates, it's fun to have a new build of a game to fool around with every month or so.
That said, I'm sure there plenty of shady projects on early access that will turn out to be terrible games or just never get finished. I wouldn't mind if Steam added another purchase confirmation page that alerted users that they are buying an unfinished game and accepting the risks that come along with that. I can't imagine how someone could miss the big blue box on the store page, but people seem to.
Try to wait for a sale. I got a 500GB God of War bundle for $199 about a week ago. Same price as the 12GB one, but with a much bigger HDD and six games. It replaced my old near-launch system that finally died, unfortunately in the middle of GTA V.
Will I be able to simultaneously use the HDMI and Digital Optical output from the PS4 into my older TV with a HDMI/DVI converter and Digital Optical Output to RCA converter? Sounds crazy but kind of makes sense in theory...maybe.
It should work fine. This is what I do with my PS3 now. I have a new TV, but my receiver is ancient, so the only way to get 5.1 is an optical cable. I have it set to output video over HDMI to the TV and audio over the optical cable to the receiver.
That looks amazing, but if the next-gen consoles can't use it, then I can't imagine many big games will come out that use it. Part of the appeal of something like the Unreal engine is that it can run on just about anything. This seems like something that will only work on the highest end PCs, at least for a few years, and that's just not a huge market compared to consoles.
I kind of wish big sites like Gamespot and IGN just disabled comments on their stories and reviews. If people want to talk about something let them do it on the message boards where people have to go out of their way to see it. It's not like the comment threads on reviews are helpful anyway, just a bunch of people yelling about bias and money hats.
- More games aimed at older audiences.
What does this even mean? What is an example of this on other systems?
In my mind it's stuff like Uncharted, Infamous, GTA, Halo, Gran Turismo, Forza, etc,. It's not just shooters or M rated games, but also racing simulations and sports games. There's just nothing like those games on the WiiU. There are, of course, a few sports games, but without EA the future looks grim. Just look at FIFA 14, it's out on almost everything (including the Wii and PSP), except the Wii U. If Nintendo can't get third party support then they should make something like Uncharted, or like Forza, to fill that hole in their library. That's the kind of game that makes me want to buy a system and Nintendo just doesn't have it right now.