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@frytup:The entire graphics card industry has been salivating for that game so no surprise there but i think that's a greater percentage of available hardware versus consoles. I think lifetime sales will even out that pie chart even more. Where is the graphic that shows the number of PCs capable of running it versus consoles that can run it (softball joke so don't make it)?

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Who knows how Sony handles payouts to developers on PSN. It could be in escrow and only paid out at certain increments, or agreed upon milestones. This is the most expensive Cyberpunk 2077 is going to be. Prices trend down. If this game isn't available until Jan 2021 they 're going to have a hard time selling it for $60 when it does hit the store again. A lot of people getting this for Christmas haven't bought the game yet or even taken the option to buy it digitally. I kind of want to take my Xbox offline even though I have a disc copy. What if Sony says everybody got a refund and you dont get paid from anybody on our 110 million plus consoles. People like to praise PC but I bet PC only makes up 1/3 or less of revenue for a game like this. Don't think there's 110 million PCs on the planet capable of running it.

Microsoft and Sony have been killing it from the goodwill side of things. While Nintendo is over there 'celebrating' with their defective joycons and just overall bumbling. I'm super done with Nintendo and between these two companies doing right by me while they empty my bank account feels pretty good.

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@stantongrouse: Games with gold has offered me more 'culture' than more natural buy whatever is on tv gaming tendencies. Prior to games with gold my gaming preference was like my music preference as a kid, basically MTV based with a slight deviation here or there. My music preferences didn't broaden until i went to more concerts (though headlined by the MTV stars) and saw more garage bands at parties and clubs.

My pipe dream for games with gold is that they just do a 2021 DLC unlock for all games. Maybe do it on a quarterly basis. For Jan 2021- March 2021 all DLC from the 360 launch through the end of 2006 is now available free (if only on Series S/X) Sign some backroom deals and get this done. I was salivating every week for backwards compatible titles as soon as those became a thing. In the wake of Cyberpunk 2077 i have no regrets on a finished, bug-fixed, dlc released, more bugs fixed, and done from yesteryear. It sucks that I will never get to Freedom Cry for Black Flag because I can't justify it. Even if they are making $10K a month from the people buying it there's more goodwill (opposite of CD Projekt right now) from doing something like this. Keep it behind the Games with Gold/ Ultimate paywall.

As far as Kerbal. I'm downloading that now, again. It just feels like a job. Is there some kind of snark, fun, 4th wall breaking, or meta narrative that makes this game fun? I need a laugh in 2020 and not from murdering those poor souls.

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@stantongrouse: Much like you many of my games of 2020 were not released in 2020. If Nintendo had the online chops of the other consoles I would have been gifting friends and family a Switch (if they could have been found) so we could have made it through this crapfest together. I would have loved to spy on my Mom and Dad's shared island. Gifting my sister the last fish she needs for the museum would be something we shared for years. But you know what, Nintendo doesn't get it and I hate them for it. Absence of voice chat, lack of multiple islands on one Switch, and other what should be standard features made this game (one of most important series to me in my life.. but been there done that) highly skippable. I walk away from every Animal Crossing more invested in my own life, once i quit playing. It is the most 'what are you doing wasting your life playing videogames' game ever. I've made actively better life choices and may have shed my only videogame tear while listening to KK Slider sing me a song in a coffeeshop basement. That would have been nigh frustrating during quarantine so i'm glad i passed.

Kerbal Space Program is way too dense for what I want from a game. It's a shame on my gaming record that I will eventually conquer.

I forced myself to finish the Division even though that was eerily parallel to the life we led in 2020. I had to do it because despite living in dreary times we weren't quite guns in the streets just yet. So I did find some solace in The Division 1 and 2.

I hated the Last of Us 2 because zombies felt so fantasy-based when the average '4 more year' bumper stickers on a 4x4 is way more terrifying than whatever a zombie could do to me. The zombified existence conservatives want us to live in is more terrifying and I've lost alot of friends to it, no regretrs. Zombies will take you quick whereas enduring decades with whatever those people wants seems a lot more painful.

I am so glad i redeemed all of my games with gold titles over the generation (regretted not just having a psplus membership to stockpile games) because when stores were a minefield I could boot up all these random games i took the 30 seconds to "buy" and got to appreciate some cool stuff.

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Bringing up the PC is a making-every-conversation-moot-i5-to-the-point-that-please-stop-pentium-celeron. FOR THE NON-PC crowd...

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Outside of the RPG comment I'm really not getting the posts I want from this. I guess as expected. What I'm seeing here is that maybe Giantbomb needs to update their genres. I've posted EVERY single listed on which means EVERY single game in their database falls within those restrictions.

I can agree that RPGs are the genre of the generation because I actually played more of them and plan to get around to more of them than all the shooters or action games that I missed during this era. If i never play Cold War or learn the Ins and Outs of Rainbow or Street Fighter V I dont think i would have missed out on the coolest things that I had wished I was a part of in the moment. I have stopped playing games for the most part, for now. I am excited to play the Gears 5 DLC Hivebusters but all I really have on my system are RPGs. I really need howlongtilgetsgood.com for RPGs because those first few minutes or hours RPGs can be taxing. I'll definitely follow up @justin258 thanks for playing along.

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@judoboy: Maybe i should have changed my poll to "How many years of gaming did you compress into 2020?" 1 Year, 3 Years, 5 years, or 10 Years, or More? My answer would be about 10 years. I put 100 hours into Persona 5 despite hating it. I chugged through multiple games. I stayed away from multiplayer because god forbid i'd have to deal with someone with a mic. I at most beat 3 or 4 games a year. I hadn't had the time or income and I'm glad i made the smart choice of not playing the Master Chief collection, Mass Effect, JRPGs, or "specializing" in Overwatch or Rainbow. I actually did something meaningful with my life. All my 2020 gaming was a poor substitute with what i'd rather be doing. Gaming used to be an "i'm also doing" activity but as the primary thing the vapidness and sameness of all these games that chase the same 3D simalcrum of real life means not only are we paying for skins in microtransactions all of our games are just "skins." It's all homogenized, look at the combat of AC:Valhalla cribbing Dark Souls. I'm not about caring anymore. I traded in a couple of games at a local gameshop and got about 30 blu-rays for movies that i hadn't seen for years. There's more relatable conversations and interesting and thought provoking going on in the DVD commentary of Despicable me than anything i'll get out of Cyberpunk 2077. It shouldn't take 7 years to say something. And what are they going to ultimately say? Robots are people too so what is humanity? I don't need to go on a dozen fetch quests to "learn" that.

I think i used to come to the internet because you might walk away with a new friend to reconcile with and *creek* (AOL door opening sound) means you can catch up. The one way conversation of podcasts is enough for me and i come online to workshop the conversations i might have in the off chance that anybody in my actual waking life cares about videogames, outside of the gamestop employee, they dont. Complaining about complaining well give your keyboard keys a rest. It wouldn't surprise me if Abby ultimately graduated from gaming. There's not much here.

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@justin258: I think it's strange that you consider Switch viable when it is a 360 (at best) console. What if Microsoft is trying to leverage some of the Nintendo 3rd party exclusives like Astral Chain (i'm not privy to the contracts, and neither are you) that may be part time exclusives. For me the Series-S is like when you write a paper for school and you are to keep it to under 1,000 words. If i recall correctly you can play Doom 64 in 4K on the One-S, that's supposed to be impossible. You see what the open world limitless design has wrought, just bigger maps with little innovation.

If the Series-S is what Microsoft considers (well essentially mandating) is the minimum spec for PCs for the next 5 years then there really isn't any concern. In 2020 I'm no more married to my console than I am to my phone. In fact I have 2- iphones and the things that once kept me from jumping ship to Android are a Dropbox download away. A little no-smoking sign on the couple of games that aren't playable on gamepass serie-s games of future christmas will be few and far between.

If CD Projekt can shoehorn Cyberpunk in an OG Xbox One (in 2020 that's trash tier but it's a tier) as a non-first party developer then the internal mandates from Microsoft will keep currently non-existant (outside the digital foundry nitpick and who asked them anyway, they would have been debbie downers for all the generations up to now... so what's new) complaints to a minimum and will design around it. But yeah, Switch development possible but Series-S (at same price point and i have a phone and havent cared about mobile gaming since 2009) totally unpossible.

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Easy.

Step 1: Drive to the gym and park in the parking lot. Give yourself all the time to goof off on your phone for a couple of minutes.

Step 2: Get out and go inside.

The hardest thing is showing up. If you're already there you cant formulate excuses not to do it. So make your mission to just go to the gym parking lot. Don't overwhelm yourself with what your plans are going to be when you get there. Just show up. Go inside. On days where you can think of better things to do when you get to the parking lot then leave and do those things. As long as you are seizing the day the gym doesn't have to monopolize your life. But if you sit in the parking lot and end up leaving more often than not then you are actively making a choice and then gym is not something you have internalized as actually wanting to do.

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So i'm in quite the predicament. I don't have a next gen console and I want one. Scarcity, artificial or not, is real and I could go either way on consoles. My first choice is the Series-X because of my library of unplayed games. My 2nd Choice is a discless-PS5 (I have digital games on my account and doubt i max out the harddrive for the entirety of the generation) followed by a Disc-PS5 and lastly the Series-S. I have not encountered any of these consoles in the wild. If i had i would have gone home with something more than likely. I'll come to terms with whatever I do because I will likely pick up one console and then get the pro version of the other console down the road.

In the heat of the moment are you saying no to your 2nd choice (even if it's the disc/discless, X/S, or vice versa)?