Once. Tried a second time but found it a yawn-fest since I knew what was coming. The resource mining feature is so tedious and boring and becomes inevitably pointless. The severe limitations on customization in this version ruined the replay value for me, gorgeous graphics not withstanding.
For me, the 'port of Fear to the console brought home the difference between mouse and keyboard and controller, trying handle AI enemies that were design as point and click adversaries with a controller.
Sony CEO Howard Stringer suggested last month that PS4 was still fairly far off.
"PlayStation 3 is really just hitting its stride," he said. "And technologically, I don't think it's possible to provide any advancement beyond what we have. What we've seen from the competition is trying to add features that already exist in PlayStation 3. We invested heavily in that, we rolled a very heavy rock up a steep hill, through the launch period. But now I think that all pays off, and we've got a long run way behind it. So, I wouldn't look for any discussion of a next generation PlayStation for quite some time."
He also added, "I didn't see anything about Nintendo's [Wii U] announcement that said 'Oh, we'd better get working on rolling out a new PlayStation here pretty soon.'"
If you have issues with a specific moderator, feel free to contact the other members of the moderation team about it via PM, and/or Ethan who is the staff member who is largely responsible for us. Without knowing specifically what you're talking about I can't comment in any detail. I will say that I haven't personally seen any moderators doing anything other than upholding our rules. We do have a couple of rules in place that might lead to seemingly innocuous threads to be locked, but trust me, they are in place for a good reason. For example, we consider threads spam when they fail to provide significant discussion value. These threads might seem innocent, but if allowed to continue, they clog up the forums and stop people from finding decent threads. Just pasting in youtube video & saying "hey, look at this funny video" might be fine if there are only one or two, but these types of thread started to really clog up the forum and we had to clamp down on them. We are happy for users to post youtube video's on the forums, but they must provide substantial written commentary to company it to help promote discussion on the subject.
I hope that helps alleviate your concerns. As I said, without knowing any specific examples I can't provide any specific feedback to you, so I've just used one example of how things that may seem innocuous can actually be a big problem. If I haven't addressed your concerns please feel free to PM myself, other members of the moderation team and/or Ethan and we'll be happy to discuss your issues further.
This was a quite helpful, informative, and PROFESSIONAL response. Your points are well presented and accepted with good grace. Further, there is no reason to name a good person who may have been having a bad night. Consider my complaint withdrawn.