Rest in peace, Ryan. Thanks for all the laughs.
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The only launch title I'm interested in for either system is Watch Dogs. I've got a PS4 pre-ordered because it is the more powerful console and $100 dollars cheaper.
It seems like obvious bias to me that you would paint the unannounced exclusives for the PS4 in a negative light without even knowing what they are, yet talk about the unannounced XB1 exclusives in a positive light without knowing what they are either.
Ni No Kuni
I'm really close to finishing Syndicate and Asura's Wrath, so I might be able to throw in Sleeping Dogs and Spec Ops.
Lot's of folks here have obviously never dabbled in the money investing world.
You aren't buying a product when you donate to a company on Kickstarter, you're basically gambling. Sure, you get the game too if you donate more than $15, but this is not the same thing as pre ordering a game. Sometimes your investment pays off, sometimes it doesn't. And it's not like they have failed to deliver a game; they're just running into hurdles which, surprise surprise, happens in the real world of game development.
Shame on you if you donated more than you were comfortable with losing. That's the name of the game.
I think it's great that people voicing concerns and complaints on the internet are sometimes taken to heart by companies. It's obviously not going to turn into a situation where forum rage decision making will replace executives entirely.
I think if the voice of dissent is loud enough, it is in the best interest of a company to consider listening to it.
Have you looked into renter's insurance? It's relatively cheap where I live, definitely worth it if you are worried about theft. I don't know if that's available for student living at a university though.
My waning interest in Nintendo products is due to the fact that I just don't see a whole lot of effort being put forth in anything new or exciting. I don't mind them going back to the well on existing franchises, but I wish they would understand that they have more than Mario, Metroid, and Zelda.
A new Earthbound would instantly gain them so much favor in the gaming community. A console Fire Emblem or Golden Sun? They've got the Fatal Frame franchise now don't they? Why not use that fancy tablet controller for a new one of those? Or, dare I say, create a new IP?
All I see them put out now are different games with different mechanics, but they all have that same kid friendly, cartoonish look and feel. There's nothing wrong with this, but when all your games are like that it just comes across as lazy and timid. It's easy, they know it works, and they know they won't offend anyone.
I know Microsoft is kinda new at this whole throwing the customer a bone thing. But, they have to realize that their competition is giving away Battlefield 3 while they're tossing out a 5 year old XBLA game.
Baby steps in the right direction are cool, and sure their version of this service is new. But they need to start actively competing real quick.
The lack of enthusiasm these guys have for certain, seemingly random, big games really surprises me sometimes. It is a landmark game in the industry they are paid to cover, that came out during a period of time with hardly any other games worth playing or covering in depth.
What the hell are you doing as a video game journalist if you haven't played The Last of Us by now?
I realize the 180 as well as gently pushing Mattrick out are moves in the right direction, but they aren't moves that make me feel any better about Microsoft's product.
Maybe they were headed in the wrong direction before, but they had a leader and they had a direction. Now all that's left is a void where those two things used to be. Not a good situation to be in mere months from the release of your new console.