@rahf: I thought Brothers in Arms were pretty great as well. The latest one, not so much, but they had a good run with those first couple of games. That's pretty much the only Gearbox game I like, I think.
Right, so last years e-Sports Game That Nobody Cared About award probably goes to Battleborn. The year before that it was Evolve. What do you all think it'll be this year? Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Wildlands? Or is Ubisoft too smart not be roped into pushing their games like that unless they can do it with reasonable confidence?
Personally, it's the whole Alien Colonial Marines thing that really ruffled my feathers. Aliens Colonial Marines was SEGAs big bet on a AAA success. They were on the ropes financially and needed a big hit to come back. Randy convinced them he could deliver that hit, took their money, used them to fund Borderlands 2 development and then got TimeGate Studios to finish the missing 90% of the Aliens game for them. Aliens came out, was massively unsuccessful and forced SEGA to close offices in the US and completely drop potential localization of Valkyria Chronicles 3 and putting the Yakuza series on hiatus. All things considered, us Yakuza fans are pretty lucky that Sony stepped up to the plate and made the localization of Yakuza 5, Yakuza 0, Yakuza Kiwami and Yakuza 6 happen.
There was some lawsuits happening about Gearbox' squandering of SEGA's money, but Randy weaseled himself out of it.
SEGA is slowly getting back on their feet now, so it's not a big deal for me any more, but I still think it's funny to see him getting put on blast... If not for the Duke Nukem fans who are the latest victims of Randy Pitchford.
I did pre-order before the stream started, just in case, but I'm not sure if I'm gonna hold onto it. Gonna give it a few days and see what kinda games will come out at launch.
I'm in the same basket. Got one pre-ordered, but might not pick it up in the end. The price of the console combined with all the "necessary" peripherals like a memory-card and controller are just too much to justify for one game.
Agreed and they don't even have an estimated launch date of Fire Emblem Warriors, so I might end up waiting.
Rule of 3 says that there should be 3 games you really want before splurging on a system, right?