Microsoft DRM bullshit aside, the one thing that has me switching from the XBox camp to the PS4 is the $100 price difference. I mean that is a huge price gap between the two consoles. All because Microsoft has invested so much into Kinect that they can't back out now, so they feel they have to include it with the new console. What gets me is they are charging $100 extra for a peripheral that the majority of gamers out there never actually wanted or gave a damn about. If they are so invested in Kinect, where are all the games that take advantage of it. I only saw a few Kinect enabled titles out of all the E3 game trailers that have been posted so far. I find it strange that MS is pushing this peripheral on people without having games for it at launch.
The only way Microsoft can recover from this is to offer a XBone SKU at the $399 price point that doesn't include the Kinect, and to loosen it's DRM policies. But maybe it's too late at this point. I'm still getting a PS4 no matter what now. You done fucked up Microsoft.
I played through Depression Quest just now and feel like I've learned a lot about what depression is. I could relate a lot to the main character because although I don't have depression, I do have high social anxiety. So I could relate with the character's inclination to avoid social gatherings and how he feels out of place when in social situations. It's made me want to take a long hard look at how I can change that behavior and re-connect with friends I've shied away from because of it.
Yes the statue was in poor taste. Yes the company apologized for it but was a lesson learned from it?Hopefully Deep Silver's PR department and others the gaming industry took notice and learned a lesson here on what is not acceptable. Only then can the game industry mature and move forward from situations like this.
Why hasn't this been Quicklooked yet? I just picked up the game and am thoroughly impressed by the level of simulation considering it's a console game. I have a hard time keeping the plane from stalling in dogfights in realistic mode but I don't have a flight stick and I'm not quite used to the physics involved with flying this era of aircraft. I'm sure it will become easier with practice.
Once again mainstream media gets it wrong with news regarding the gaming industry.
(CNN) -- Will Nintendo's forthcoming Wii U controller breathe new life into its aging Wii console? Hard to say at this point, but the Wii U is a solid accessory that will bring a fresh element to Nintendo gaming.
As Jeff posted via twitter "Pretty crazy that, even after a full year, some mainstream dudes still think the Wii U is a Wii accessory".
Is this just laziness on the part of the CNN journalist or has Nintendo not done enough to convey that this is a whole new console and not just an accessory? I know when they initially introduced the Wii U the whole focus was on the touch screen controller and barely even showed the console itself. I can see how this might have created some initial confusion but that was almost a year ago I still think CNN should have done their homework to understand the product before writing an article on it.
Alex, you're being a bit of a negative nelly. IMO, the Wii U fixes the two major problems that the Wii had. 1. It has a standard control scheme with two thumbsticks and a standard button layout. 2. It can output HD resolutions
With these additions I think the third party AAA titles will come without the need for shitty mediocre ports. Of course this all hinges on if the Wii U hardware be powerful enough to keep up with the next consoles from Sony and Microsoft.
As someone else mentioned, why haven't they announced a price and date for the system yet? Another e3 mystery.